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Let the wild assumptions begin! Even though we are not necessary that certain about where he is leading with what he said!!!
BURN THE WITCH!
Mike playing his cards at last. There’s really not much to say here now, what’s done is done. This is what Lucy’s needed whether she likes it or not. Now she won’t be strung along, or get false hopes. It’s rough, it really is. It was required though and tons of people will tell me off or say that “Lucy never deserved this”. In truth, she may not have deserved it, but she needed it. This in the long run is what is best for her. What she needs to do now is find strength to pull out of this. Once again, I applaud Mike. While his methods may have been harsh, this is what she needed to hear. A definite yes or no, no vagueness the message can be misconstrued through.
Curvaceous Cat Drama at its finest!
Rukral November 28, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
mike bringing the heat
Wheat November 28, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
Looks like someone is freaking out. AND SO I PREDICT MORE ANGST.
Edit: Oh hey I just read the comments under me. You mad Sandy haters and MikeXLucy shippers?
Dat Person November 28, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
I wonder if she’s going to emotionally break down again. Seems a bit inevitable, really.
Savannah N. November 28, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
It was sandy who turned mike against Lucy!
GKIDRULZ November 28, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
Where’s Zach when you need him
Pepe Le Pew November 28, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
oh what is happening here.
fffff November 28, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
Whaaat? Is there going to be a valid reason to hate Sandy come Wednesday?
Nate November 28, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
Oh no, now she’ll start comparing herself to Sandy and spiraling into darkness.
eccentrik November 28, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
And now ladies and gentlemen, the Lucy suicide arc!
P.S. Gotta love how Mike specifically said “Sandy helped me realize that” so as to give more fuel to the Sandy haters.
SomeLurker November 28, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
HOLY CR**! Sandy?!!?!? Wow…
MidnightSnack November 28, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
Wow. That cut deep.
I will admit I haven’t actually been interested in this comic for awhile, but something about this page really has me by the throat, so to say. Can’t wait to see how Lucy’s going to react.
Susan November 28, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
Ugh nooo my heart it hurts Dx first walking dead then this, fuuuu-
YumeKitsu November 28, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
I got a feeling that I’m no longer going to support MikexSandy.
NITWITT November 28, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
It’s as if Sandy told Mike that Lucy wasn’t his friend.. Straight-forward.
o 3o November 28, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
OH NO! Mike…
BLUH November 28, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
damn… I can’t help but feel so bad for lucy…
SXR123 November 28, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
I was first! Ong the is heartbreakingly sad!
Megaluigiman November 28, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
nooo why did YOU do this sweet lucy
alex November 28, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
dear god, I am nearly having heart attacks every time i read this. I am literally addicted to this comic. I camp out every night of release, refreshing the page until I get comics… But it’s worth it.
Edit, also, after reading this, I nearly threw up from the turmoil I feel over characters, like Mike’s semi-reasonable anger and Lucy’s semi-deserved suffering, but Mike’s unfairness to Lucy and complete idiotness…
Esty November 28, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
huh? wait MORE THAN FRIENDS!!!!!
Terrance Bridges November 28, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
Wow… I have no comment on this one… I can’t think of anything to say…
But wow it is amazing how much bcb has made me think about my own life and the people in it, I have seen what has happened with mike, and ill hope to God that this won’t happen to me.
kolarbear November 28, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
Wow, mike you need pants to wear, because frankly all the girls in your life have always worn the pants in the relationship, I am dissapoint
Chellby November 28, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
Far away in a distant place, Sandy smiles a sinister smile…
Candy Corn Lover November 28, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
We now have a reason to hate Sandy
MildlyConcerned November 28, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
Lucy is either going for A: Suicide or B: Homicide all over Sandy.
Delusional November 28, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
Bandant November 28, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
Get him Meta! Get him! Kill mike, he has the omega
Charmdra November 28, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
Really loving the dynamic art on this page Taeshi.
And the plot thickens! (I think a certain ship has been beached on a desert island)
Ellie November 28, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
Shinji Uchiha November 28, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
Mike. How could you?
Blue November 28, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
Maybe sandy will die not Lucy. Really kind over kill mike not gonna badmouth him but yeah. Still worth the wait Taeshi. Thanks for another page. Can’t wait for more
PS to be fair Sandy treated him more as a hotline than a friend, jk, but I mean come on.
Deuce Moose November 28, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
Oooh, dat realization.
Cyaniede November 28, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
hmm not what I expected
Ven November 28, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
wow, now people are REALLY gonna hate on Sandy.
Fred November 28, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
…….why am i still reading if only makes me hurt…. Oh yea, “bittersweet candybowl”
Redneck November 28, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.
She was just insecure mike just… ARHTJXFLEGHGR
Serapharah November 28, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.
Glad she didn’t cry, yet..
infantry56 November 28, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.
Haha. Wow. People used to tell us MikexLucy shippers that we blame everything on Sandy, but we actually DID have a reason xD He should realize she was just insecure.
By the way, to all of you typing up these hug logical explanations as to why he is doing this- they’re teens. They don’t HAVE logical explanations. He just doesn’t see that she was insecure.
Hayli November 28, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.
Op, looks like Lucy’s gonna lose her ****.
What if she PUNCHES SANDY IN THE FACE. I can see that being a wonderful page indeed.
I even ship MikexSandy and I think that’s a good odea. o3o
Shelbykins November 28, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.
Dont break down, slug that *****!
TheMysteriousMan November 28, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
Chapter 12 on Lucy’s end may have either been all for naught, or Mike convinced himself nothing about the situation happened. How curious.
Hoheh November 28, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
Didn’t see that one coming-sarcasm- Mostly Mike i pity you…
Lelah Hearts November 28, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
Lucy’s face in the last pannel made my heart break :c
Skylar November 28, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
Please tell me they will kick Mike out of the lunch table.
Ven November 28, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
CaptainMorgan November 28, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
If you listen hard enough you can hear the Sandy haters’ rage.
OFN-41 November 28, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
Grrrrrr….. I have a feeling something about this visit from Sandy is going to make me dislike her even more and could Mike POSSIBLY act like any more of a jerk right now? I mean even when they were little it was MIKE who treated Lucy like crap when Sandy was around, not the other way around. And Lucy may be gruff but she certainly DID treat him like a friend. I both love and hate this page and all its drama within. Thanks for the hard work Taeshi.
Skykittykat November 28, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
Yay! Not about Lucy being crushed and all but about the fact that I stopped getting 500 errors trying to view the site!
For some reason I am not fazed by this page. I either just view it as simply a continuation of the last one or it is the cough medicine. I think I’ll assume both and then call ******** on Mike having always hated Lucy. I still think he actually does like her (at least as a friend) even if he doesn’t realize it.
Teeroy766 November 28, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.
Did Sandy do this because she believes it or because she feels threatened though? Hopefully she’s not as big of a dick as this makes her out to be…
Eric November 28, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.
Monitor church: WHAT THE HELL! (Shoots his LAZER FACE) where is mike! I want to kill him!
Every other redvsblue character: US TOO!
Charmdra November 28, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.
He’s just hating her because he lost the game
Waldo November 28, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.
Called it. Freaken called it.
Of course Mike wouldn’t hate Lucy on his own, he needed someone close to ‘show’ him that Lucy’s an enemy, even when she’s trying to mend the bridge.
I know Lucy’s done some bad things, but he isnt an innocent partner in this whole charade either. Mike was even chill about it, until little miss S came into the picture.
You’re so lame Mike. At least take the whole thing, and don’t pin anything off on anyone, especially your girlfriend. Ride the hate train off the cliff Mike.
Lucy’s gonna blow up in the next page, mostly aimed at Sandy probably.
the other white meat November 28, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.
So Sandy was the mastermind all along?
Sparkfur November 28, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.
oh, no no no no no no no!
again I say, NO!
HyperBallistic November 28, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.
Then why’d you try to kiss her, Mike?
adam November 28, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.
How does that old saying go? Oh yeah. “8 AM, time to break Lucy’s heart.” =3
Sidnoea November 28, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.
… Sigh **** has hit the fan. Sandy and him have had “the talk”.
Explains a lot actually.
Canny November 28, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.
3… 2… 1… aaaaaand… Lucy’s a serial killer. Great F#@!ING JOB MIKE.
toXicus November 28, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.
@skykittykat, he could hit her in the face with a snowball.
Deuce Moose November 28, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.
Okay, this is just getting ridiculous, Mike. If Sandy convinced you of that then she needs to GO. Like NOW. was Lucy not your friend when she jumped in front of you to save you from rape cat? Was she not your friend when she tried to save you from drowning when she NEW she could have died herself? Even with her harsh behavior, shes still stuck up for you. You just need to learn that her attitude is part of her PERSONALITY.
Just quit being such a ***** and stop acting like this is all Lucy’s fault.
Scootty-Scott November 28, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.
Its hard to get my mind around that one simple text caused a landslide to this
kolarbear November 28, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.
Alright, who’s ready to read a block of text!
The important thing to understand here people, is that when Mike says, “Sandy helped me realize that” He doesn’t mean it in a “Sandy made me stop being friends with you” sense, but a “now that I have Sandy, I don’t need you anymore” sense. Anyone who understood the story already knew this, Lucy was somewhat in denial believing otherwise, she finally thought, rightfully considering the pages before this, that things may have changed, though it is now quite apparent that this is not the case. I do think that we may be facing more Lucy depression, she was only beginning to accept the idea of not having a romantic relationship with Mike, not having no relationship at all.
SomeLurker November 28, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.
It’s unreasonable to think Mike hated her the entire duration of their friendship. But it seems feelings have been boiling since sometime before Aculpolco, so if that’s what Mike meant by “all this time,” I could get that.
I’ll be really ****** if he says he’s hated her since they were little, because many previous chapters would pose evidence against this.
CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG!?
Mattaki November 28, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.
I still can’ decide who’s side to be on. Lucy has been a really bad friend to Mike, but Mike is being a huge dick.
Bonj November 28, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.
oh Sugar Honey Iced Tea stuff just got real
krewl12 November 28, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.
When he said that Sandy made him realize it, does it mean that Sandy told Mike directly he shouldn’t be friends with Lucy anymore? Or did him continuously talking with her cause him to realize it on his own? I’m a bit confused…
Flara November 28, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.
******** roasted over a spitfire. Lucy said a long *** time ago “We’re Friends, right?” If his ‘Fondest memory’ was anything to go by. And “Sandy helped me realize that” ? She’s looking to be an Antagonist at this pace. His crying indicates either A) He’s trying his damndest to go away, or B) It’s just an overwhelming amount of emotion. Maybe ‘Hate’ was too soon. We all say things we don’t mean in moments of heat. Sure, he may be a jerk towards her, but I don’t think he meant to go THAT far.
DeValt & Whittaker November 28, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.
Ughgh OH MY FRICK Michael and Lucy are off their freaking minds right now, Lucy’s too hysterical, but yet it is understandable because Michael has always been there for her but yet Michael’s right too because she has been too abusive to him, But for me he’s kiiinda overreacting Geez Sandy what have you done?!
Bittersweet_PauloxLucy November 28, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.
**** you mike, he’s not seeing this through. His friends will hate him. He has to go through even more drama, and I hope someone will tell sandy what he said, that because she is dating someone, she ruined someone else’s life. And hate mike.
Charmdra November 28, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.
<———- this is the bitch i wanna tell off
treblig November 28, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.
I don’t think Mike means it in a ‘I told Sandy all this stuff about mine and Lucy’s relationship and she told me that I need to break off, and blah blah Lucy hate blah’ I think he means it in ‘Sandy is actually nice to me in order to show her feelings’ way.
So once again, I can’t bash on Sandy It’s still not her fault that any of this is happening.
Unless I’m proved wrong that is.
Also. DAMMIT LUCY GTFO OF THERE. I mean, I’ve been in your shoes, and I ran. I ran like no tomorrow, hell, I was running before the guy crushed my heart. Cause I knew..
Enough about me, back to the comic. Mike, stop talking. That’s all I ask, I can’t take any more pages of you chewing her *** out in someway I mean, the first time my heart jumped. The next page? I was scared shizzleless by your face and was begging for the weekend to be over for this one, and you’re still going.
PLEASE SOMEONE MAKE DAVID SHOW UP. NEED LESS ANGST.
BunBun November 28, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.
i…i don’t thing she’s going to commit suicide…but i do think she’s going to have a breakdown…she’s probably even going to get depressed and stay in her room for a long long time. we probably won’t see her at all after the break…and if we do she won’t be Lucy….
Luna November 28, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.
Ahhhh, there it is. The puzzle pieces are falling into place. Well, for a theory i just thought up, at least.
Mike’s probably been whining about Lucy to Sandy on the phone, who, if she doesn’t remember much about Lucy, will probably end up in the know that she’s been indirectly breaking the friendship apart, causing her to reconsider her relationship with Mike.
I may ship MikexSandy, but i can see it going that way.
DavCube November 28, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.
Now Lucy is going to hate Sandy even more.. I don’t think Sandy would like hearing Mike say that.. Sandy probably had nothing to do with it. Like not saying anything directly, but who knows.
Raven November 28, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.
I’m surprised she hasn’t gotten teary eyed after that. He snapped and yelled at her what she never wanted to hear but so far she’s holding up…
Jax November 28, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.
Sandy is so evil
I don’t think Lucy would blow up. I’m sort of like her and if this thing were to happen, I would be too broken to even speak to him let alone blow off some steam right then and there. Here comes a suicidal kitty, though I really hope not.
AmberPhoenix November 28, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.
Life sure isn’t a fairy tale. I applaud you for making the situation realistic Taeshi, many points in the story could have gone completely cliche but you have yet to do so.
Flash November 28, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.
Finally, Mike sees the light. I’m not saying that Lucy is a bad friend, just that she didn’t treat him like a friend. Also, the “Sandy Realization” will probably be taken out of context. I’m guessing she just helped him realize Lucy didn’t act as a friend, and that she didn’t put down Lucy in Mike’s eyes. However, people will probably say that she said stuff about Lucy, even though that is most likely wrong, as I have never gotten an impression that Sandy was that type of person from what I have read in the comics.
KillerCobraZ117 November 28, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.
Taeshi has stated that Sandy doesn’t even know who Lucy is. Thus, it is impossible that Sandy told Mike to stop being friends with Lucy.
SomeLurker November 28, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.
Break out the deep and meaningful shut up logic on him, Lucy. He earned it and he thinks he’s right. He has already made his intentions clear. He’s either an extremely confused friend or an enemy. Both situations can be verbally slapped in the face. Do it. YES! You knowww you wannaaaa! You know he desssserves it!
Hoheh November 28, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.
Yeah, sucks to be Lucy.
“And so, that Christmas morning, Sandy’s body was found buried in Lucy’s backyard. Mike remains missing to this very day…”
Irenezelle November 28, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.
I think lucy needs a hug.
ilovethiscomic November 28, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.
sandy also helped you become a giant ********* you ****ing *********!
2Cents November 28, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.
sandy, your gonna die
anon November 28, 2011, 12:20 AM EST.
cue lucy wanting to kill sandy…so bad…
Sethorien November 28, 2011, 12:20 AM EST.
Looks like Mike needs to go to his home planet and die on the way
(just in case everyone on this planet forgot about this page http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c54.1/p1.html)
GoBeyond November 28, 2011, 12:21 AM EST.
Ohhh no. Big drama coming and going. >
hmm November 28, 2011, 12:21 AM EST.
Well, it’s true, isnt it?
Chalo November 28, 2011, 12:21 AM EST.
@somelurker, no if you’ll recall sandy used to try to include Lucy in their game, this is clearly stated in the comic, they have not kept in touch, but they know eachother if at least vaguely.
Deuce Moose November 28, 2011, 12:21 AM EST.
I knew she was going to freak out .. I wonder what she’ll do now..
RoseVee November 28, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.
I can understand where Mike is coming from. With Lucy treating him like how she does the entire time (punching, kicking, yelling) it can get to be too much. I’m honestly surprised Mike lasted this long with her.
I really do think she needed to hear this. Hopefully, she can grow from this and do even more character development. (I hope she doesn’t go suicidal though, cuz then Final Fantasy Cat would be right about her)
Edit: Also, I think a lot of people are taking the “Sandy-is-telling-Mike-how-bad-a-person-Lucy-is” way out of context. I think that Mike probably saw how Lucy treated him and how different Sandy treats him. He prob. realized just how better Sandy treats him and made him compare his feelings for her side by side of the ones he holds for Lucy. I don’t believe she would actually be that cruel/mean/manipulative to actually try and turn Mike against Lucy.
But then again, we hardly ever see much of her character besides of when she’s been interacting with Mike (and she’s always so bubbly and happy and nice) so she could be all those things or not. Who knows. Only Vera knows, and we’ll know sooner or later.
Inumaru12 November 28, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.
…what the **** Mike.
He really is pathetic, isn’t he?
If what he’s saying is true, then all his life he’s allowed himself to be walked all over by Lucy. He’s been too wet and pathetic to stand up to her.
And even now, this supposed “bravery” is only occurring because he’s leaning on ANOTHER girl.
Also, what happened to “omg Lucy your pretty fur I want you so bad but I can’t admit that I luuuurve you” right at the beginning?? Feelings don’t just change like that, whether Sandy was there or not.
Ali November 28, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.
I refuse to believe that Sandy explicitly had anything to do with this!
Xenos November 28, 2011, 12:23 AM EST.
I’m finding myself disliking Sandy more and more.
ArkaniusXII November 28, 2011, 12:23 AM EST.
Whoops? Taeshi, WHOOPS? Did Mike say something he shouldn’t have?! Stop it!!
MikeShadow (No Relation) November 28, 2011, 12:23 AM EST.
I applaud comment number one. Although I hope this isn’t just Sandy being venomous and really is Mike’s own opinion.
Arkairyn November 28, 2011, 12:23 AM EST.
@Charmdra ok, could you just stop? Listen, we get you watch red vs blue. We REALLY get it. Now will you stop bringing it into this comic in the stupidest ways possible? Your being super annoying.
Rayjay November 28, 2011, 12:23 AM EST.
@Deuce Moose: In the relationship chart the arrow Sandy>Lucy says “Who is she?” Thus, Sandy has no idera who Lucy is. At most she might remember her as that one girl who tagged along with her and Micheal, but she’d have no idea that they were still friends if the chart is to be believed.
Floweramon November 28, 2011, 12:24 AM EST.
I really should change my name. DAMN IT MIKE WHY DO YOU MAKE ME HATE YOU?
LikexMucy November 28, 2011, 12:24 AM EST.
TThings to help lighten up the chapter that prob won’t happen
1. Carter in his stalker time machine comes out
2. Intermission in the chapter
3. Birthday party for lucy -early november-
4. David, nuff said
And if taeshi is reading all of these comments, I hope you are having fun reading all of the rage
kolarbear November 28, 2011, 12:25 AM EST.
For everyone hating on Mike please look at his eyes. He is crying ok. It’s not like he is enjoying this either. Some part of him knows that this is going to hurt Lucy and he is regretting it already.
anon November 28, 2011, 12:25 AM EST.
@Inumaru12 - He never “lasted”. He was just simply too pathetic to stand up for himself. Unsurprisingly, his own patheticness turned him into the ******* we’re seeing today.
Ali November 28, 2011, 12:25 AM EST.
Hate is a strong word, Michael. A strong, strong word. It’s not one of those things you can just “take back” if you suddenly decide you were wrong, or jumped the gun. If this is how you truly want to end this friendship, then so be it. I just sincerely hope you’re prepared for what comes next… That said, I’d like to just say this.
The last few comics, I’ve been ripping into you in short-form for hurting Lucy. I stopped for an instant when I thought that maybe you were starting to come around. But then fate happened. And now? After those choice words? I don’t feel anything toward you now. You’re dead to me. You just simply exist. Your tears may say that you’re not being completely sincere in your hatred, but I don’t care. You simply can’t say those kinds of things without being 100% sincere about it. So you pay the price. And I’m sure you will eventually.
Karma. It’s a beautiful thing at times.
Jessica U. Ingmann November 28, 2011, 12:25 AM EST.
I know I read that somewhere, I think it was fourmspring, I’m looking now, I’ll post a link when I get it.
Thank’s for reminding me of that, Here’s the link for proof.
SomeLurker November 28, 2011, 12:25 AM EST.
in spite of this, all I can think of is… “dem tits”
ChewySmokey November 28, 2011, 12:26 AM EST.
Once Mike’s friends hear about this. He’s gonna have more problems than this. 10 bucks says that sue contacts sandy about what he said here, and she breaks up with him
Charmdra November 28, 2011, 12:26 AM EST.
Now replace “Sandy” with “Jesus”. Just kidding, but yeah Mike really is being a dick. For Lucy it’s like being pelted with hurtful rocks.
ultimateZ November 28, 2011, 12:26 AM EST.
O.o That evil bitch…
Darknesss November 28, 2011, 12:28 AM EST.
At this point Lucy needs to hear the truth, however painful it may be. Sure Mike might be an *** but at least this way Lucy won’t suffer anymore than she is right now she won’t continue to chase after someone who she can’t even reach.
Izaya November 28, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.
… Sandy… I’m going to pretend to pulverize your brains with my mind.
I feel like you have the right to know ahead of time.
Raven November 28, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.
@Floweramon - There’s a chapter where Lucy explains how she was originally friends with Sandy, but Sandy became friends with Michael and Lucy got left behind. When Sandy left, Michael went to Lucy.
So basically, Lucy’s got the short end of the stick all along, poor thing.
Mike caused her friendship with Sandy to disintegrate, and now he’s cutting off his own ties with her.
He really knows how to screw someone over, alright.
Ali November 28, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.
Sandy did what now?! I get the feeling Sandy just didn’t want Mike to be friends with Lucy because she(Sandy) knew that he (Mike) still had feelings for Lucy. So she twisted him and his thoughts around to make him THINK he hates Lucy.
And I also think Sandy’s name fits her because if the above is true, she’s as low as dirt. ^¤^
And, furthermore, Sandy might be mad at Lucy for breaking off their friendship. But, it’s not Lucy’s fault Sandy ignored her.
cookie November 28, 2011, 12:30 AM EST.
Zany November 28, 2011, 12:30 AM EST.
I always knew that bitch was pure evil! Look at her, ruining friendships and making Mike miserable, all in a ruse that’s being labled as love! Make no mistake, this is the face of cruelty. —————>
I’m still interested if Lucy is going to question why Mike is crying. If he completely believes in what he’s saying, then his expression should be more so confidence as oppose to sadness. If anything, this makes the countdown to Mike and Sandy’s reunion more suspenseful, as I really don’t believe that Sandy wouldn’t want something like this to happen. My guess is that Mike told her about his and Lucy’s recent problems, and Sandy, not knowing the complexity of their friendship, gave her two cents, and although it made sense to Mike, it’s really not true at all.
I can’t wait for Lucy’s reaction to Mike’s explanation, though, as if her surprise in the last panel is any indication, it could possibly lead to some heated words.
headsortails November 28, 2011, 12:30 AM EST.
; ; Mikeee whyyyyyyyyy Q Q Poor poor Lucy. This makes my heart break so muchhhh
ALLMYCRAIZ November 28, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.
Oohh You’ve done it Mike… you’ve really really DONE IT!!!… and SAndy… you’ll be dead!!! ¬¬ i’m SO FREAKIN’ ******!!!!!
Nadss November 28, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.
@somelurker, okay if it was somewhere else I believe you I was just going if of the literal cannon, anyways @floweramon, that chart is also how old? But I’ll believe you if she sai it somewhere else. At any rate, I don’t have the highest of opinions of Sandy, but she has never seemed vendicitive or cruel so I’m assuming the same thing as just about everyone else, that mike is saying that metaphorically not that Sandy literally told him to hate Lucy or whatever.
Deuce Moose November 28, 2011, 12:32 AM EST.
to clarify, is Mike meaning HE’s never been HER friend,
or SHE’s never been HIS friend?
“I’ve never been your friend..” kinda implies both to me, but that may just be me.
either way, Lucy CAN have an argument through this, listing the situations where they really were friends. where they somewhat established that.
that she really did think of him as her friend, and was just overprotective of herself because of when he left her
or questioning him asking why he led her on [and didn’t tell her off sooner] if he wasn’t even her friend, and what exactly him trying to kiss her before was.
it’s that use of “never” that she can take advantage of here.
because the way i see it, they both thought of each other as friends at one point, so “never” is a lie.
Symphonic November 28, 2011, 12:32 AM EST.
Good job Sandy, way to take everything away from Lucy <3
Though of course we don’t know if Sandy said anything to this effect to Mike yet, or if Mike is just like “Oh Sandy dotes on me and Lucy is a jerkface”.
We shall see when she visits.
Of course, if she doesn’t visit, then Mike will be all alone.
Titanium Dragon November 28, 2011, 12:34 AM EST.
I think what’ll hurt her more is not him saying that he hates her, it’s him saying he’s never been her friend. Not only does that tear her up now, but it makes her question her past, and her memories with him, everything that they’ve done together. Sandy only knows what Mike tells her, so if he’s talking **** about Lucy then that’s all she’s going to think of her.
I think Mike fails a bit on his part because if he knew Lucy as well as it appears, he would know that the way Lucy treats him and anyone else is a safeguard. It seems like she is just learning how to treat friends better, open up more.
I believe the strain of a distance relationship has finally gotten to Mike. He only seems to care about talking to, or about, Sandy. The more he spends his time with his phone talking to her, the more of an *** he’s turning into. I know the feeling, I’m in a distance relationship as well and sometimes I can be a dick to my friends, too.
tl;dr - Lucy will question what everything meant between them. Sandy only said she was an awful friend probably because of what Mike’s told her. Distance relationship probably turned him into a dick and Lucy is at the horrible end of his tirade.
Emily B. November 28, 2011, 12:34 AM EST.
Oh, gosh. If Paulo knew about this, I wonder what he would do…
My oh my, Mike. That’s just the way to tell a girl that you’re not interested. Lucy’s face is really breaking my heart, and I hope she’ll recover from the bad burn faster than the last time. Hopefully her friends will help her, and she will realize, that Mike wasn’t the only friend, she had.
I don’t hate Sandy, really. I think Mike meant it in a “she is being -nice- to me in order to show me, that she likes me”. But Lucy did like him, she was just insecure and.. I think it’s a part of her personality. I just wish he’d let himself see, how great a time they had before, he had to tell her, he hated her. Gosh.
Lily November 28, 2011, 12:35 AM EST.
Well it’s slowly coming down to possibly the final split with these two, it would seem that way assuming the author isn’t going to halfarsed write a way to keep prolonging the relationship.
But I wonder if they will jump the shark with Lucy somehow…Perhaps suicide?
Anonymous November 28, 2011, 12:35 AM EST.
Some of you all think “Sandy must be evil because of the corruption of Mike,” but I think it has more to do with that now Mike has a taste of a relationship without any angst being directly caused by her.
JD November 28, 2011, 12:35 AM EST.
@nadss I brought the guns and the mxl zealots. Lets do what we came here for and do it fast
Charmdra November 28, 2011, 12:35 AM EST.
@Ali: While Sandy did try to let Lucy along and Mike did nothing but ignore Lucy, Sandy’s old best friend was Daisy, not Lucy.
Hoheh November 28, 2011, 12:35 AM EST.
I really love this chapter…
Farren November 28, 2011, 12:36 AM EST.
That’s just incorrect, re-read this, but incase you don’t want to, the correct version of the story is that Lucy forced herself onto Mike, and they kinda became friends, then Sandy came along and Mike went off with her for a while, leaving Lucy behind. Once Sandy left Mike felt guilty and became friends with Lucy again.
SomeLurker November 28, 2011, 12:37 AM EST.
I like comment #1, it’s a pretty good one, yall should read it, but mike is still a super douche. Just saying!
Akward Silence November 28, 2011, 12:38 AM EST.
@Hoheh - Oh, right. I gotcha… been a long time since I read that part >_<
But I do remember Lucy being screwed over by either Sandy or Michael before Mikey got all “omg Sandy moved away so I’m going to use you as a replacement” on Lucy.
Ali November 28, 2011, 12:38 AM EST.
Y’know what’s great for someone who’s hinted that they don’t want to live anymore? The person they really care about telling them they hate them and that they’ve never been friends.
Really great for the psyche.
I have to commend this scene, though, this is brutally realistic.
QuetzaDrake November 28, 2011, 12:39 AM EST.
@SomeLurker - Ah, there we go! I remember now. Thanks for correcting me, guys, I should have re-read the chapter before saying anything.
Ali November 28, 2011, 12:40 AM EST.
Man… I hope Sandy isn’t mauled when she arrives.
Rayjay November 28, 2011, 12:40 AM EST.
Rukral, I couldn’t agree more.
Thing is, if Mike had stood up like this several months ago, I would have supported him.
But he does all this several months after they’ve ‘separated’, and when she’s finally acting civil, this is the time he chooses to freak out and let it all loose.
This was his dumb move. This is what made him look like the mean one, when in all honesty, both him and Lucy were at fault for using and abusing each other.
Lucy used him as an emotional crutch. Mike used her as a Sandy-replacement when he couldn’t have the real thing.
And while the both of them truly appreciated the other at times, those times were rare and in between. Lucy would have a deep moment with Mike, only to resume punching him on a daily basis. Mike convinced himself that he loved her, and then left a giant hole in her life when he dropped her like a stone for Sandy.
All in all, neither Mike nor Lucy were a good friend to each other.
And in all honesty, I’ve grown tired of it.
I’m tired of Mike x Lucy, and actually, tired of Mike too. Their friendship can sink in a drain for all I care, and Mike can keep his own private land of “Sandy Text.”
I want to see Lucy developing as her own person, gain an independence, and make friendships worth keeping on both ends.
Skygaze November 28, 2011, 12:40 AM EST.
Mike:”Well… Thing is, Lucy does all of these things to me, and I feel like I need to take care of it. Y’know? It sucks.”nnSandy:”Well, if she’s so mean, why don’t you just stop being friends with her? With what you’re saying, it can’t possibly be good for you.” nnMike: “I… what? But she’s a good… friend…”nnSandy: “I only want what’s best for you, Maishul. And honestly? She sounds like a pain… Uh, Lucy, you said?” nnMike:” I-I-I Dunno, Sans. I have to think about it. I’ve known her for years. I’ll… call you back. The run for student president is starting in a few, and my friends are in it to win it. So… I’ll talk too you later. Bye Sandy.”nnSandy: “Bye bye, Maishul.”
Vercetti November 28, 2011, 12:40 AM EST.
And shuttup! I dunno why it goes “nn” eveytime I line break.
Vercetti November 28, 2011, 12:42 AM EST.
charlie November 28, 2011, 12:42 AM EST.
oh my god, i think lucy is going to go running back to paulo, or maybe someone else..? the suspense is killing me
brooke November 28, 2011, 12:42 AM EST.
whatever Mike, you’ll get yours >:)
koolaidkid November 28, 2011, 12:43 AM EST.
Ah, a perfect example of kismesitude. Tavros x Vriska anyone?
*Sigh* most people are reading way too much into Mike’s last words here. I’m sure Sandy only showed him anything by example. I very much doubt Mike has talked to Sandy about Lucy at all. He never thought of Lucy as that important.
Taeshi may have other plans, but I have difficulty seeing how Mike and Lucy could ever be lovers after this. Getting back on good terms might be possible, but now there’s just too much between them.
revengineer November 28, 2011, 12:44 AM EST.
This is what Paulo would do.
8 months ago, aka the middle of Pillow Talk. I doubt that there would be any reason for that to change from then. Again, I’m searching fourmspring, If I find it I’ll post it here.
SomeLurker November 28, 2011, 12:44 AM EST.
If I know long-distance relationships, then the upcoming arrival of Sandy is going to be very disappointing for both Sandy and Mikey…. and very, very funny for me.
I’ll be looking forward to the awkward moments and horror embarrassments for me to chuckle at.
Ali November 28, 2011, 12:45 AM EST.
That b*tch is gunna get it….
Arkhaela November 28, 2011, 12:46 AM EST.
Hmm I wonder if, “And Sandy helped me realize it.” means Sandy talked him into this or if he just means having Sandy around made him realize he was appreciated by her more than Lucy appreciated him.
Very curious here.
Minty Lime Green November 28, 2011, 12:46 AM EST.
Then everyone died and the comic ended.
Cool story bro.
Lesson November 28, 2011, 12:46 AM EST.
@Minty Lime Green
Anyway, just read the comments above you, please, they will give you a definite answer based on evidence already provided to us.
Edit: @ Fu-Rank
You have got to be ****ing kidding me.
SomeLurker November 28, 2011, 12:48 AM EST.
I do wonder what exactly sandy had to do with this. Was it simply because of how much nicer she is to him? Or maybe some conversation that will be revealed to us coming wednesday? :0
Fu-Rank November 28, 2011, 12:49 AM EST.
Ah, I wonder what Paulo will do when he sees Lucy crying.
Beat Maishul to a pulp, perhaps ?
After that being said, kyuuuu whyyyy did this happen ? Sure Lucy has been a bitch but she was always playing around. I can’t actually remember how she’s a bitch to him besides calling him names, but that is just stupid if that’s what’s offending him. Mike, I have a question for you. Why is it that you have to absolutely crush the girl who has nothing but you ?
Meoww November 28, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.
how upsetting and dramatic i wouldve loved it much more if sandy just died. then instead of mike being such a d*** he would have been uber depressed and might have actually been nice to lucy for a change. well we all know what is going to happen next. lucy is either goin to try and commit suicide, Sandy will be caught in a car accident, or mike is going to get hit by a bus. i like that last one. i mean honestly. if i were lucy i would just punch mike in the face and then sprint out of the house all angry and saddened. it might be cold outside but who gives a ****. i mean come on mike. its almost effin christmas.
lemme sleep plz November 28, 2011, 12:52 AM EST.
………son of a………just….SON. OF. A. B*TCH!
no…. mike…. just F*CK F*CK F*CK
IM GONNA KILL SANDY! I SWEAR IT!
steve November 28, 2011, 12:53 AM EST.
Im still calling that sandy is going to get her *** kicked by lucy
Chelis November 28, 2011, 12:53 AM EST.
Sandy did WHAT!?
Are you serious!?
Itsu November 28, 2011, 12:53 AM EST.
I’m surrounded by people who don’t read comments, there are only 149 of them (at the time of writing). Here it is again.
As for the why, it’s been made quite clear that Mike, at this point, can’t handle any relationship with Lucy, it’s been made apparent in the pages that led up to this that Mike does still enjoy Lucy’s company, the only logical reason to drive her away is “for his own good”, he is afraid that he will lose Sandy. Besides, Lucy tormented Mike for years while Mike has essentially ignored Lucy for a few months, and is now telling her to buzz off.
SomeLurker November 28, 2011, 12:53 AM EST.
Lucy remember what Zach said!
Ai November 28, 2011, 12:54 AM EST.
It was bound to happen eventually… Zachary’s warning finally happened.
Blue Sly November 28, 2011, 12:55 AM EST.
@somelurker please let that happen! Please! He needs to get beaten up
@datperson YES I AM MAD
Charmdra November 28, 2011, 12:55 AM EST.
She’s gonna do a Bella Swan and sit in her room in a fetal position for a few weeks, lol.
Stuffnthat November 28, 2011, 12:55 AM EST.
Ok let me get this straight…. Mike completely believes that Lucy has never treated him like a friend in any way, shape, or form in the time that they have been friends and its because of Sandy that he realized this?………… *facepalm*… ok…. I know Mike can be clueless but his argument cant hold up a glass of water…. scratch that…. a molecule of water. There have been instances in the past that they showed true friendship *coughconfrontationcough*, and I am so curious how the whole Sandy card that he brings up would hold up his argument. When he said that last part I started to think, could history be repeating itself? Would he completely neglect Lucy for the wrong reasons and possibly his current friends to pursue his dream Girlfriend? Could his unintentional actions yet again hurt others without him realizing it? Also is the answer to life really 42 *punched* …sorry got carried away ^ ^; ….probably by the end of this chapter we might figure out what is really going on in Mikes head and his reasoning for it….. I hope.
Darf14 November 28, 2011, 12:56 AM EST.
k I’m back for round two…
Mike, I hope your perfectly fine with being glued to your cell phone because I think Sandy is the only person who is going to want to talk to you after this… I mean, jeez, it seems like Sandy ALWAYS does this to you. You start hanging out with Sandy and all of a sudden no one else’s presence is necessary in your life.
I just can’t wait for Sandy to finally break up with him, so that he can come back down to earth and fix this mess he’s made.
Scootty-Scott November 28, 2011, 12:57 AM EST.
There is either:
A) Sandy is a totalitarian psycho bitch who has used brainwashing on Mike (implausible).
B) Mike has an ulterior motive (plausible).
C) This is a troll (impossible).
Bambalooza November 28, 2011, 12:57 AM EST.
I still think they’re going to end up together. I don’t know how, since it’s not my story, but there’s always a hope.
Nobody truly “hates” anyone.
OneLonelyPickle November 28, 2011, 12:59 AM EST.
WHAT?!!!!! SHE DID WHAT?!!! THAT HYPOCRITICAL BLACK HAIRED BITCH!!!!!!!
Sarge November 28, 2011, 1:02 AM EST.
@SomeLurker I couldn’t help but see my name.
I really don’t know why you seem so ******, but I was actually reffering to that comic. So, please, don’t correct me. You basically just showed me what I already know.
As for the second part in your comment ’ whhhhyy ’ was just a simple… ’ figure of speach ‘.
Meoww November 28, 2011, 1:03 AM EST.
I didn’t mean to come off as ******, then I reread you comment, then I realized that for some reason my brain skipped reading the second line… so yeah
Oh course I was trying to employ sarcasm, which I hoped to make clear with the 149 comics line, but its 1:00 am and I don’t know what I’m saying so do forgive me.
I understood the why bit, but you still seemed to fail to understand the reason mike was doing this considering you were only pointing out reasons why it didn’t make sense, so I hoped to explain.
SomeLurker November 28, 2011, 1:08 AM EST.
Lucy admitted to thinking of Suicide not too long ago. But Mike doesn’t know this. And Lucy may’ve got quite a telling from Augustus, but I doubt she listened all the way… Depression, fortitude by stress… Somethin’s gonna happen. Bad. I just know it.
Woods D\'Fuuuu November 28, 2011, 1:10 AM EST.
i read the comments and it seems that i don’t even need to say anything i see that things may change pretty quickly here soon
Anima November 28, 2011, 1:10 AM EST.
Ain’t that the truth in this webcomic. Lets just hope that the author doesn’t decide to write poor excuse to have them together again so soon or cause Lucy to jump the shark with a suicide attempt.
Anonymous November 28, 2011, 1:11 AM EST.
If he’s talking about the number of times he’s been smacked or teased, he took all of those things like a champ. Why is he taking it personally now?
Giygas November 28, 2011, 1:12 AM EST.
Mars November 28, 2011, 1:12 AM EST.
I’m curious now…To be perfectly honest we really don’t know a lot about Sandy. How she thinks, what she wants, and even what she and Mike have been talking about. It’s implied that it’s been innocent baby-talk, but what if Mike brought up his problems with Lucy? What if Sandy became jealous? What if she did, in fact, try to convince Mike that Lucy only ever used him? Sure it sounds silly and implausible, but it’s not impossible.
Of course it could be any number of other things. However, I would really like to get to know Sandy better just to be sure…
If it IS all Sandy’s fault and she HAS been manipulating Mike out of jealousy, I wonder how that will play out if it ever comes to light.
Aaaaaaaanyway…blah, blah, Sandy bad, blah, blah, why no Mike X Lucy, blah, blah, it’ll all work out.
Balfred November 28, 2011, 1:13 AM EST.
@OneLonelyPickle: Hate to break your theory, but it is possible and I’m living proof. Fact is, Mike’s situation is not much different from my own so I’ll call the other person “Lucy” for sake of anonymity. I also put up with “Lucy” for many year mainly because I didn’t want to make waves and held on to the hope she’d move on out of my life if she got the subtle hints. That wasn’t the case. One day, I finally snapped at “Lucy” and told her I hated her and how much so. I tell you it felt GOOD. I expected to feel bad from saying it or to even take it back. I didn’t and I didn’t want to. This was my true feelings. Now “Lucy” and Lucy are different beings. “Lucy” thought I was the bad guy (and maybe I was) and we haven’t spoken since and I can honestly say I’m not sorry. If she was killed in some unnatural way, I wouldn’t feel bad because that’s how big a blight in my life she was to me. If she never attained happiness, I wouldn’t care because I never want her to be since her presence alone fuels me with so much seething negative emotions at once. I truly hated her and to this day still hate “Lucy.”
I look at Mike and see a lot of myself. I’m not in his head so I can’t say if this is his true emotions or just a blind emotion like everyone claims it is. But since Mike has been from hero to antihero of sorts, I’m gonna say it really is. Lucy also took the news differently than “Lucy.” She actually loves the guy, and her worst nightmare is him telling her he hates her. Add to the fact she has an emotional instability and I fear for her future. I never had that for “Lucy.” Sorry if this seemed confusing.
Pretty dark turn for a happy holiday (whichever it is you celebrate), but I’m anxious to see how the next 14 pages will be.
Twilight Faze November 28, 2011, 1:13 AM EST.
I think it’s funny how nobody wants to take what Mike is saying at face value. But the fact as that, even though there have been some instances of lucy being nice to mike, she’s never understood what it means to have a friend. She treats mike like her comfort doll that she can hug or punch, depending on her mood. Mike isn’t doing this to help her either. This is for him. He deserves better than that, and what he means by “Sandy helped [him] realise it”, is that she made him realise that he can have a girlfriend who actually sees him as a person and not just a security blanket with legs. I pitty lucy, and I am sorry that she must have her heart broken, but the fact is that Mike needs to escape from her clutches, and letting her know that he outright refuses to be her comfort doll anymore is the only way to do that.
pdaniel November 28, 2011, 1:14 AM EST.
I expect a Disaster Dominoes or something similar to it.
Subject-Delta November 28, 2011, 1:14 AM EST.
You’re smashing the fandom harder than the Nightmare Night episode of MLP:FiM. Daaayum
CriticalQuit November 28, 2011, 1:15 AM EST.
Lol Lucy will now go insane and kill Sandy.
Vulpinewolf November 28, 2011, 1:17 AM EST.
i wonder what lucy will do now i hope she copes but somehow i know there will always be a spark of sadness in her heart. mike i hope u fx this someday.
p.s. ****IN BITCH SANDY
mikee November 28, 2011, 1:17 AM EST.
Now Lucy’s gonna travel the world hunting down Mike and Sandy who flee from her in a hot air balloon! Lucy chases after them in her wirly-gig! (or whatever that thing from Spyro was called)
bendy November 28, 2011, 1:18 AM EST.
Hmm… Why do I feel like there’s more to say?
The Guy Nobody Knows November 28, 2011, 1:21 AM EST.
Mike may be being a bit harsh here, but I say Lucy’s getting her just desserts. When you treat your closest friend like a personal chew toy, you don’t deserve them, and you sure as heck DO deserve to be called out on it. Hopefully Lucy will do some deep soul-searching after this is over.
Luke November 28, 2011, 1:22 AM EST.
When he said Sandy helped him realize what he thought about Lucy it’s kind of obvious Lucy might take it the wrong way. I mean the way he put it even would give Sandy hater’s the wrong idea.
Something tells me he meant that, just by talking with Sandy he could see what true friendship is. What he was missing and what he needed. Though to say she never acted like a friend that is sort of untrue, but she did treat him poorly at times.
I hope they don’t regain their friendship soon and I pray she does not try committing suicide. I’d personally would like to see her character develop and become a newer better person along the way. It would be awesome because then she wouldn’t even have to flaunt the fact that Mike made a bad decision. He would just see it for himself. =)
Riiah November 28, 2011, 1:22 AM EST.
ooo i know well i’m guessing i think lucy is going to just kiss him for like a minute and maybe just maybe there will be a little spark in mike
mikee November 28, 2011, 1:23 AM EST.
…. Damn it …… :’l
Leen619 November 28, 2011, 1:23 AM EST.
@mikee: crossing my fingers hoping for that to happen >.< !
Leen619 November 28, 2011, 1:25 AM EST.
think that lucy’s gonna kill sandy
bah just kiddin’….or maybe….
Damyzs November 28, 2011, 1:25 AM EST.
the last statement made my suspicions for sandy’s genuinity much stronger. I think i’ve figured out the rest of the storyline.
Reiza November 28, 2011, 1:26 AM EST.
I want a Love Me or a Cupcakes.
p.s. If you don’t know what Cupcakes is google it. Do My Little Pony Cupcakes(NSFW)
Subject-Delta November 28, 2011, 1:28 AM EST.
looks like mike is going to have to work on the project by himself now
WiggleWonder November 28, 2011, 1:28 AM EST.
“And Sandy Helped me realize it…”
*Two months earlier*
Sandy: Mike you fool. Lucy is obviously just using you. Join me, and together we can crush all those who appose us!
Zilla November 28, 2011, 1:30 AM EST.
Wait a minute… Augustus has been eavesdropping. plus he’s the squealer for Roger, and Roger is hellbent on payback for getting his balls busted, so either it’s Sandy twisting Mike… or Roger could be blackmailing them both. That sick, sadistic ****ing evil little Hell-bound animal…
Sarge November 28, 2011, 1:31 AM EST.
I agree with Damyzs, just by looking at Lucy’s reaction to what Mike said to her in the last panel I believe some stuff is about to go down. She looks as though she might actually want to kill Sandy or at least try fighting her.
Ah…I am so looking forward to Wednesday and Friday. -Rubs her hands together-
Devi November 28, 2011, 1:34 AM EST.
Damnit shut the hell up Mike you whiny piece of ****. Just because you like Lucy and can’t keep you’re wandering gaze to yourself doesn’t mean LUCY is the problem. OH MAI GAWD IT’S YOU’RE FAULT FOR MAKING ME LIKE YOU! Yeah Mike, real intelligent. Sandy helped you realize you want a boring, no-depth girlfriend that you chose over Lucy- you know, the girl who picked up the pieces and has been there for you ever since said worthless girlfriend left. Lol this is so ****ing ridiculous it’s comical. Mike has no standing what so ever. Lucy hasn’t done jack.
But I do agree- I AM SO GLAD THIS HAPPENED. Mike is trash and Lucy deserves someone who’s name begins with a P and ends with Aulo. PLEASE. LUCY. PICK PAULO. Teach Mike a lesson ad show him you don’t need his sad pathetic little a-ss anymore!
Woah **** but what if it’s Roger pulling this whole thing and Lucy is being protected yet again by Mike… then all will be forgiven bro, you’d be ok again <:D IF NOT- (pulls out shotgun)
Hurr November 28, 2011, 1:37 AM EST.
Yeah mike? Well @$&% you too
Sonic-Teen November 28, 2011, 1:40 AM EST.
mike mike mike aj…you are a idi0-t and sandy i hat3 you!
Jonny_M November 28, 2011, 1:41 AM EST.
again with sandy…why am i getting this feeling something is happening behind the scenes here…something tells me that lil Augustus or better yet Roger might be twisting something …something just doesn’t seem right sandy made him realise it…yeah..somethin else is going on
DarkFox November 28, 2011, 1:41 AM EST.
i don’t think sandy is pulling any strings more of mike is getting tired of lucy and here i can see mike abandoning everyone else because they make fun of him and he takes it to seriously. all in all mike right now is being a petty little bitch and he should of thought about what he said because if Lucy never really treated him like a friend she would have never attempted to save his *** when he was going to drown.
TLDR: My Opinion: Mike needs to take a chill pill
SAXsamus November 28, 2011, 1:42 AM EST.
Mike was ok before, but this isn’t how you treat someone.
why you do this mike???
IDog November 28, 2011, 1:46 AM EST.
This went darker than I expected, in the end.
How the hell does Rukral keep getting first?
anonymous2 November 28, 2011, 1:47 AM EST.
I think that ever since Sandy left, Mike has been seeing Lucy as Sandy. Why else would he suddenly want to pick up a friendship with her that he hadn’t previously wanted when Sandy was there? Once he resumed his relationship with Sandy, he stopped seeing her in Lucy. That’s why he started to feel resentment for Lucy, because she stopped being Sandy to him. He once again saw the traits he hadn’t liked in the first place, and he no longer had any use for Lucy. In his mind, Lucy deteriorated as a friend. She became meaner and needier - even though she hadn’t changed at all.
Despite any good intentions on his part, Mike continued to lead Lucy on in a false friendship, almost completely based on pity and obligation. The negative feelings he held toward her allowed him to quickly erase any feelings of enjoyment he ever experienced around her as he felt necessary.
So yes, Mike, you’re right. You never liked Lucy, but to say it was her fault that you feel this way is downright wrong. You never told her you didn’t like her behavior. In fact, you actively encouraged it.
KiwiKoala November 28, 2011, 1:50 AM EST.
I predict a suicide attempt. Or exceptional self damage. The signs have been shown over the last couple of chapters, and it has been building up with each flash. Also, the blizzard - real easy to just stay outside and wait for the end.
This talk about Lucy needing this is ridiculous - she needs to grow up and move past her issues, yes, but not like this. There are better ways and more reliable ways. And Mike should know the extent of these issues - he could be handling this situation in a much different manner and achieve the same result.
Problem is, those other methods require time, effort, and - most importantly - empathy, which he is sorely lacking in. So he has chosen the easiest method to end the problem. And it is by far the most hurtful.
This chapter is by far the most interesting one I’ve read, but it’s also the most bitter one to swallow. Keep up the good work, Taeshi!
Ignis November 28, 2011, 1:53 AM EST.
Well truth be told it seems this is what she needed. We already knew he hated her and she was told he hates her by a complete stranger in the earlier comics yet she still didn’t believe him.
Hearing it from Mike is the best thing that could of happened for her. I wonder what he means by Sandy helping him know?
When Sandy comes, I think a lot of traumatic events will happen between her and Lucy. Maybe a little fight or confrontation. Who knows other than Taeshi.
This has really been getting me on the edge of my seat. I look forward to reading the next comic. This drama is what we have all been waiting for.
Edit: I wonder how everyone else would react to this? I doubt they are going to take this lightly. I think a few people may even take sides.
Edit 2.0: I’m sorry, I have been seeing this everywhere i have to do it. o3o
Timni November 28, 2011, 1:54 AM EST.
This is what happens when you only talk to people about the negative aspects of a person. They assume that’s all there is and poison you against them.
Xiface November 28, 2011, 1:56 AM EST.
… I have none else to say.
Just… no. Nothing. Everything’s just looking so bad. (understatement)
Harris012 November 28, 2011, 1:57 AM EST.
I still think it’s not right for him to throw away their friendship. Even if he ends up with Sandy in the end, I’d be totally fine with that if he stayed friends with Lucy! Why the 180, brah?
I’ve been torn between ships for ages - Lucy because of their history and friendship, and Sandy because I’m in a long-distance relationship myself. When this Mike shows his RAGING-ANGST-FACE I’m kinda hoping neither girl ends up stuck with him…
Possibility of someone manipulative in the background? Hmm, I’m gonna say maybe. We have as of yet to see any bat-crap-crazy side of Sandy, and there’s just as good a chance (although, IMO at the moment, slightly better) that she’s innocent. But plot twists happen, folks, and it’s the little buttons Taeshi keeps hitting that keeps us reading more! X3
PS - @KiwiKoala, that’s a pretty excellent point too! Never saw it that way, but it’s very possible……
Ryuko November 28, 2011, 1:57 AM EST.
Mike tells truth, all die
Last panel, we got some manipulation goin on here…
I feel exactly the same!
-edit- and by that i mean i’m torn. i thought mike and lucy pretty much should be together due to their history, but i’m also in a longdistance relationship.
Dragnite November 28, 2011, 2:01 AM EST.
…. Once again… mixed feelings. I’m not so sure what to think. A lot of people hate Mike, Lucy, and/or Sandy for this situation… But me…. I don’t think I want to point fingers anymore.
I still dislike Mike in a way, but it’s no longer hate I feel towards him. And Lucy is still one of my favorite characters and I feel sorry for her right now. However, I’m not sure whether she deserves this, needed this, or neither… But there was a reason for how she treated Mike in the past that I think we should all remember.
Since kindergarten (or was it preschool?), she didn’t really have any friends. Lucy never fit in with either the girls or the guys (but she probably would have had she met the right people); it affected her in a bad way, which is probably why she acted as a bully toward Mike when they first met. I don’t think she learned how to communicate properly and the only way she knew how was to be a bit of a brute. Since Mike was pretty much the first person to ever talk to her, Lucy probably assumed that meant he wanted to be friends (children’s logic, in other words).
Mike didn’t understand this, so he was afraid of Lucy throughout the whole grade. A couple years later, they meet again; Mike has bad memories of being with her and Lucy had bad memories from last year, so things didn’t go well at first. They did eventually talk casually and acted more like rivals at some point. At that point, Mike had actually felt sorry for her because of what she went through.
However, 3rd grade was when Mike met Sandy and he pretty much ignored Lucy during that time. When Sandy left, yeah Mike pretended Lucy was her, but when he found out how much he was hurting Lucy doing that, he kind of moved on and was friends with Lucy again. He still kept in touch with Sandy, though.
Once they entered middle school, Lucy had gotten attention from the guys. She’s not used to having attention because of her memories of how the boys acted towards her in elementary school (I know she wasn’t bullied, but still..); it molded her into the Lucy we all knew up until this point.
So… in a way, Mike had a somewhat good reason for saying he hates Lucy, but let me remind everyone that it was his fault, not hers, that they are in this current situation. Had he not talked to her when they first met, this whole scene could’ve been avoided.
Also keep in mind that it would be the same thing had Lucy made friends back in elementary school. Lucy was insecure and couldn’t trust anybody before she met Mike and it’s sort of remained that way as they grew up. In a way, I don’t believe Mike has a right to be angry at her. Especially since she hasn’t been acting clingy or desperate towards him lately; I believe Lucy wanted to be friends again and here is Mike, saying he hates her and was never her friend to begin with.
Once again, what’s happening right now in the present day wasn’t entirely Lucy’s fault. Mike takes some blame in this as well even if he doesn’t admit it.
…. Now that I’ve said my piece, I’ll just sit back now and wait until Wednesday to see what happens next.
Guest D November 28, 2011, 2:01 AM EST.
Oh….my……God….. mike hated Lucy all this time? Wth?! This is going to have a bad end, isn’t it?
Sonny:) November 28, 2011, 2:02 AM EST.
Mike doesn’t hate Lucy. I’ve seen hate before, true hate. True hatred is followed by rage and blood, not tears. Mike is hiding something.
starfighter105 November 28, 2011, 2:02 AM EST.
More crap hitting the fan.
Russiarules1 November 28, 2011, 2:02 AM EST.
I don’t really see Sandy masterminding anything here. Hell, she probably has NO idea any of this is going on lol. I think Mike means that Sandy helped him realize how much he hates Lucy because how Sandy treats him is so vastly different from how Lucy treated him. Still. Harsh, man…harsh.
Ziur November 28, 2011, 2:05 AM EST.
last chance November 28, 2011, 2:06 AM EST.
I can see an epic emotional scene when Lucy meets Sandy.
Volgrand November 28, 2011, 2:06 AM EST.
Just because some one is nice a few moments doesn’t make up for the fact the person beat the **** out of you feelings 90% of the time, just because Lucy has shown some signs of friendship doesn’t mean she wasn’t a ****** friend
This is good for the both of them now Lucy can let go and find something more healthy for herself, as mike has pointed out he wasn’t really her friend so in the end neither of them are really going to lose much
Voice November 28, 2011, 2:06 AM EST.
I wonder if Mike will ever realize that Sandy is just like Lucy except instead of calling people names and threatening them to protect herself from being hurt she (Sandy) cracks a smile and acts sweet. Also, Lucy lets out most of her negative emotions while Sandy bottles all of it up. When Lucy’s “armor” has cracked before, we got hints of a sweet but very insecure girl (see above for a perfect example). When Sandy’s “armor” cracked in chapter 58 however , she violently hit her locker. The readers who say they hate Lucy for her violent outburst in the past would most likely be shocked at what Sandy is capable of. I seriously doubt this comic will get that quite that dark however. Especially considering Taeshi herself couldn’t finish the chapter about Abby’s father. And yes, I am saying that Sandy is capable of the same kind of horrible abuse that Abby’s father committed against his family but only if she keeps bottling up her anger and resentment at her life. If things stay as they are and that doesn’t happen, then Mike would be better off with Lucy.
Sorry for the long comment.
EDIT: I also doubt that Sandy actually had anything to do with what Mike is doing. He is just creating excuses.
Mattx2 November 28, 2011, 2:09 AM EST.
Before everyone gets butthurt, or at least more so, let’s wait and see if Sandy’s role in Mike’s realization was intentional or not. Plus, if Mike hated Lucy this whole time, then even without Sandy, he would have realized it eventually. And better soon than later, no?
Meh, again, I never liked MxL, and I don’t hate Sandy. Also, I don’t judge untill I see all the sides. (That rule also applies to women)
Eveco November 28, 2011, 2:09 AM EST.
It’s sad that this all started with Lucy telling mike she loved him.
I know everyone hates mike but he has to shut her down to follow his relationship with Sandy.
The tears show how much this is hurting him to say. He’s always cared about her but he needs to handle his own life now.
Bam November 28, 2011, 2:12 AM EST.
This is just…
Mike honestly means this.
That just took guts.
Wr3h November 28, 2011, 2:12 AM EST.
Mike has really decided to hate Lucy and there really is no doubt about it. I can’t say he’s wrong, but I also can’t say that he’s right. And because of her abuse, Lucy brought this upon herself, although I don’t think that she deserves it either.n n One thing is certain though: they have both used each other as emotional crutches. For Mike, Lucy was nothing but a replacement of Sandy until he confirmed she still cared for him, making his interactions with Lucy a chore. And Mike was a “security blanket” for Lucy and she almost never thought about or acknowledged his feelings, resulting in him hating her.nn Also I remember that she rejected his advances when he kissed her when they were 12, as shown in Lucy’s flashback in “Pillow Talk”. Maybe because she was aware that Mike still had feelings for Sandy? Might that also explain her treatment of Mike? Are we gonna see them call each other out on this?
Redd November 28, 2011, 2:13 AM EST.
Lucy… GET OUT OF THERE AND GET SOME INTENSE THERAPY RIGHT NOW!!!
And Jerk Mike is a Jerk
Wolf November 28, 2011, 2:18 AM EST.
Hey, Lucy! What happened to your karate lessons? Or your tough girl act? KICK HIS *** ALREADY! He deserves it now :3
Joakim November 28, 2011, 2:18 AM EST.
Reason to hate Sandy? I don’t think so….we still have to see if she’s actually doing it with good of bad intentions…If they were bad, she has to have a reason to be acting like that, she’s not the kind of person that does this things just to make suffer another person, specially Lucy who never represented a threat when they were kids, quite the opposite, Sandy used to include Lucy in their games.
Effie November 28, 2011, 2:19 AM EST.
I feel sorry for the people who think what Mike is doing here took any courage. He’s being a coward and running away from his problems instead of facing them. If Sandy wasn’t in the picture, he couldn’t use her as an excuse and he would have to face them head on.
Mattx2 November 28, 2011, 2:20 AM EST.
Calm down. Not everyone reads the comments. Everyone is commenting on the page and stating their thoughts. It doesn’t harm you, now does it? No. People are allowed to speculate things.
Minty Lime Green November 28, 2011, 2:20 AM EST.
Whoa. We don’t know much about Sandy, but what we do know does not suggest that she woudl say such a thing. Did she anyways? Or did having a good friendship just bring his relationship with Lucy into the light?
kiseki November 28, 2011, 2:21 AM EST.
Hey, You can’t forget that when Mike first saw Sandy and fell for her, he left Lucy alone and forgotten about her until Sandy moved away. What does that tell you? Basically it is that same cycle again. Sandy is now in the pic, Lucy is no longer needed.
Crap…. I have ta wait until Wednesday?! >.< DA SUSPENSE!!!
Youmitsumi November 28, 2011, 2:23 AM EST.
I would like to know what exactly Sandy “showed” Mike that Lucy wasn’t a good friend… I mean yeah there were some moments that were kinda bad. But anyone else remember when she saved Mike by standing up to those thugs? And from Lucy’s background Mike was her only friend for years and now hes just going to act like he meant nothing to her? You know what? Screw Mike as soon as he got that stupid orange scarf he became such a d-bag.
Packers848848 November 28, 2011, 2:23 AM EST.
My FF Cat senses are tingling!
Shoulder to cry on, activate?
CharmingRice November 28, 2011, 2:23 AM EST.
here’s the problem with this scenario… Sandy is the one that help Mike realize that Lucy has never been his friend??? how would she know anything about Mike & Lucy’s friendship. Mike probably only told his half of the story, or Sandy is jealous of Lucy.
if Mike only told Sandy is side or omitted important details, (like I don’t know) the confrontation chapter, than Sandy doesn’t have the full picture. or she’s one of those females that manipulates people into getting what she wants.
anyway, I can’t wait for Sandy to show up and have her & Lucy get stuck together somewhere and Lucy save the day. but only after Lucy and Sandy have a cat fight, followed by steamy make-out session & apologies. thus leaving Mike with no girlfriend or best friend. hahahaha….. vengeance.
sen November 28, 2011, 2:29 AM EST.
Kariz November 28, 2011, 2:32 AM EST.
I’m going to guess Lucy will say or do something stupid, mostly because in a situation such as this people’s emotions are much more in control than their minds. But either way, it’ll be interesting to see where this situation takes them.
KoiInTheRedPond November 28, 2011, 2:34 AM EST.
And then Lucy shoots herself when she gets home, and the rest of the comic is everyone grieving for her, and everyone hating Mike to the extreme, and Mike feeling like **** until he dies.
Good times.. Good times.
Someone That Isn't You November 28, 2011, 2:39 AM EST.
Yay! I’m glad they’re finally so happy!
Seriously though. Call me sadistic, but I’m enjoying every moment of their pain.
ObsidianSnow November 28, 2011, 2:41 AM EST.
Not Sandy’s fault. She only got Mike’s side of the story
Ven November 28, 2011, 2:42 AM EST.
now the mask comes off sandy is EVIL!!!!! maybe
miss osaka November 28, 2011, 2:45 AM EST.
If that’s now true, Mike.. then why did you come back to Lucy after Sandy moved away? And then grew “feelings” for Lucy?
Doesn’t sound like you’ve hated her all your life in my opinion. Sounds more like you’re using her, as a substitute. And if that’s the case, I sure hope Lucy will realize it and by that calm down before she does something really stupid. He’s not the one who’s suppose to hate Lucy, it’s suppose to be the other way around.
Overall, how the hell can he say that he hates her? Seriously? I can’t get it through my head. Sure, she’s been a bitch, but honestly - how many times haven’t you ENJOYED your time around Lucy? You’re not babysitting her at all. Is it because of her fear of water? Does Mike even know why she REALLY fears water? It’s because she worries about some jerk who goes around telling her that he hates her, right after he was laughing and playing video-games with her.
I MEAN. COME ON. MIKE. Y U NO MAKE ANY SENSE?!
And stop those damn tears, they don’t belong to you. If someone should cry here, it’s Lucy.
I don’t give a damn about you people going around “Lucy needs this” or “she deserves it”. Because I honestly don’t think she does. I really don’t. If it’s as “payback” for how she has treated Mike, then it’s wrong, cause revenge solves nothing.
I just brings us more cat drama angst.
Yumikarp November 28, 2011, 2:51 AM EST.
……….. I approve that Mike is trying to be strong and break away… but does he Have to be a TOTAL bitch about it? I mean really? the I hate you bit was bad enough but now you want to GRIND the Sandy piece into her fur? and what a pack of lies, YOU WERE IN LOVE WITH HER FOR A FEW YEARS AFTER SANDY LEFT? Seriously? +head desk+ good intentions gone so south that it doesn’t even matter anymore
Seriously, I hope you catch pneumonia.
kikimmicoa November 28, 2011, 2:51 AM EST.
I don’t know if he’s aware that he just threw Sandy under the bus with that last comment…
DustinIrons November 28, 2011, 2:56 AM EST.
I didn’t read all the comments, yes, but is EVERYONE assuming Sandy SAID that to Mike?
Someone can help you realize the truth without noticing it, or without even knowing it.
If Sandy was a good friend to him, Mike could compare a real friendship to the one he had with Lucy, and realize it wasn’t good.
Doesn’t mean Sandy hates Lucy, or that Sandy -caused- this.
Lurkah November 28, 2011, 2:56 AM EST.
It feels like Mike is trying to compare how Sandy treats him with how Lucy treats him… which is even more stupid, Mike, cause one is you “girlfriend” and the other your childhoodfriend. Both which are of complete different personalities and has different roles in your life.
Not all girls are the same and treat one person the same as everyone else. Cause if that were the case, then you wouldn’t be dating one and not the other. You’d be some freaking **** instead.
Yumikarp November 28, 2011, 3:01 AM EST.
I just got a random thought on the matter…. Maybe it’s all a dream? Some kind of nightmare Lucy is dreaming…
Ranadiel November 28, 2011, 3:03 AM EST.
Lucy, got marry someone you know loves you back…
Golen November 28, 2011, 3:07 AM EST.
Sandy, you’re a jealous bitch.
Mike, you’re a arrogant arse.
Lucy, you’re a temperamental emo chick.
C-Ling November 28, 2011, 3:14 AM EST.
I have to side with all the readers who think Mike’s relationship with Sandy altered his perception of Lucy, instead of Sandy explicitly urging Mike to shut her out. I mean can you imagine what that would look like?
Mike texts: “OMG Lucy is so annoying! y wont she go away?”
Sandy texts: “lol I kno right? U should just cut that bitch! : )”
I’m still very skeptical regarding these alleged abuses being levied at Lucy. Perhaps I have a short attention span, but I don’t remember anything Lucy’s done to merit being emotionally blacklisted. The only legitimate grievances Mike can use to justify angst against Lucy are the way Lucy has always been too codependent on Mike to the point of him feeling used, and the extremely awkward way Lucy confessed to him while he was dating Sandy- expecting him to break up with her to be with Lucy. Other than that I have a hard time believing that all of Volume 1 has been a facade. Mike and Lucy have been friends this whole time, and Mike saw fit to end that partnership when he found a girl that was lower maintenance than Lucy. Furthermore, if Mike has been wanting to drop this “I hate you” bombshell on Lucy “all this time” then why didn’t he ever attempt to resolve their differences in a calm rational manner? He’s kept this to himself for so long that what may have been a passing annoyance has transcended to a toxic meltdown of self-destruction. It’s amazing how much progress communication and diplomacy can provide, instead of merely glaring at your target behind their backs.
I sure hope Mike’s thought this thing through. I hope he’s ready to own the unforeseen consequences of his actions. In a tightly knit group of friends, it’s difficult to sever the bonds between just two friends and everything turn out fine. Some friends have to side with either Lucy or Mike, and strain is applied to all members of the group. Who knows? This could very well break up the band.
Solvek November 28, 2011, 3:18 AM EST.
This page hurts my eyes.
Subject-Delta November 28, 2011, 3:18 AM EST.
Well that is true…sadly… Lucy does treat him like he was nothing…really..
and All the truth comes out..Lucy Lucy…You now regret treating him like that right?
Neko November 28, 2011, 3:20 AM EST.
@Lurkah: You’re right about not reading them all. I and two others brought up the point of her not likely actually having done that. I’m only bringing up what I saw near my comment, of course. A good friendship is one you may be willing to defend. Mike’s mindset about Sandy is all sugar and he’s unaware of other things. His opinions tend to glorify and paint her as perfect. He skews the levels of positivity his life has if not Sandy related.
It’s unfortunate he doesn’t even notice, like some readers, how suddenly his tune changed. He had been slowly warming up to Lucy and acting decently like his old self. The page where he was sad suggests he felt guilty. For what? I’d say even being happy near Lucy. He has probably taken to lying about his feelings and pushing her away. What’s wrong, Mikey? Like her too much to let her be your friend? Caught on to something that makes you doubt you can be just friends with her? Cute.
Hoheh November 28, 2011, 3:23 AM EST.
Mike reminds of somebody literally all of my mates hate, myself included, said person just needs a slap and a taste of his own medicine. I’m getting sick of people saying Lucy “needs” it- she doesn’t. Lucy has been a good friend to Mike, and she clearly loves him, and Mike probably loves her too, but she really doesn’t need it. She needs Mike back as her friend, which we all know should happen.
We all have one friend we think is annoying as hell but we still love to death (if your friends don’t it’s you)
Lucy is this friend
elinn November 28, 2011, 3:25 AM EST.
I have to say I have read the whole comic and never saw anything that could backup Mike’s claims that Lucy never treated him like a friend.
Again I think that was really uncalled for. Mike changed all of sudden if you ask me. I Really can’t pinpoint what caused this change on him. I think Sandy brainwashed him o.o
LPatamon November 28, 2011, 3:28 AM EST.
Well my hate for Mike is gone now, not because I blame Sandy because he’s still totally at fault, but because my hatred has reached a level where I just don’t give a crap anymore.
OmegaB November 28, 2011, 3:30 AM EST.
I agree with Solvek’s post in that while Lucy has had her bitch-moments with Mike, and has been emotionally codependant on Mike that one in some ways can understand why he feels like he became “Lucy’s babysitter”, etc etc; I too personally feel Mike is burning his bridges without truely forseeing the consequences, and this “blow up” is the result of him bottling everything up and being a glare-monger at Lucy and precieving her as a nuisance to his life now that he’s “with someone else and over his old crush on Luvy” instead of trying to talk things over like a mature person. His “we’ve never been friends” line is a crap-sham, and personally I’d slap him for such slander, they were friends, good friends, but they both went different paths and awkwardly mishandled communication and other things leading to this moment.
Did Mike need to make a sort of “break” from Lucy? Maybe, to clear his head, however to me he’s mishandled things as much as Lucy has and this…I hope he’s ready for the outcome as I forsee he’ll start to regret it down the line. Heck I don’t think even Sandy herself would find his handling this situation tasteful, and would probably be shaking her head in dismay. Then again that’s just me. Either way I’m not going to go ranting “OMG Mike needs to DIE! Poor Lucy” here, but I do feel Mike’s made a mistake on many levels.
Weltall84 November 28, 2011, 3:34 AM EST.
Well that wasn’t unexpected. Mike, will you please shutyourcockhole for a sec? Thank you. Now lucy, Walk out of the house, and call the suicide hotline. Tell them i sent you there, to make you less of a ****ing wuss. NOW, ON WITH THE STORY!
Bull363 November 28, 2011, 3:36 AM EST.
Gosh Mike, you’re becoming a jerk lying to Lucy.
And that hurts SO much~
GUILTY MIKE TIME!
Lotus Time November 28, 2011, 3:37 AM EST.
Wow, Mike. He’s comparing Lucy to Sandy. That’s just low. He is saying that because Lucy never treated him like Sandy did. What he’s being too blind to see is Lucy always cared for him, but she had her own, unique way of showing it. The punches, random insults said in a joking manner and such is like what I see going on between my friends and their friends. Me, however, I’m more like Mike.
My friendships growing up had no punches or insults or any of that… I remember when I was talking to my friend on the phone while her friend was there and he just called her a **** for one reason or another. I shouted at him over the phone, but she told me that was just how their friendship was. He has gotten a taste of my lifestyle, where there is pure love and compassion and it’s made him think Lucy never cared for him and was using him as a punching bag. He’s not stepping into her shoes or considering that it was just how she is. It’s a little unreasonable…
Edit: Okay. Four minutes later, and I regret writing ‘A little’ unreasonable!
Eternal One November 28, 2011, 3:37 AM EST.
okay that tears it. **** SANDY. SHE RUINS EVERYTHING.
You know I’m curious to see how she has changed. And what he means by “Sandy helped me realized it.”
Does he mean Sandy told her she’s not really a friend, or do due to how Sandy acts he came to this conclusion himself.
Mr. Morningstar November 28, 2011, 3:46 AM EST.
That’s an out right lie they were really good friends yes Lucy was a bitch a lot of the time but had her sweet moments and got **** kicked to protect him.
Mego November 28, 2011, 3:47 AM EST.
Reading all these comments just reiterates my view that - wow, Mike. Bitch move. Biiiiiitch move.
Ali November 28, 2011, 3:47 AM EST.
I have no issue with Sandy because I believe she hasn’t really had much to do with this - Mike’s just interpreted Sandy’s words and behaviour to mean that Lucy’s a bitch, which we all know is untrue.
Mike’s being a ****ing ****** right now who just leans on women because he has no balls. Hasn’t got the guts to stand up to Lucy until he has the support of his little lady friend. Pathetic.
Ali November 28, 2011, 3:50 AM EST.
Well it looks like Mike’s and Lucy’s understanding of what a friend is are two things. I do see where Mike is coming from but still, should of confronted her then just get mad and hate the living crap of her. Lucy did show no love and really their friendship was her getting her way….not a healthy friendship.
But really, mike just sucks.
and i can’t hate sandy, for she was in like what……15 panels?
reader November 28, 2011, 3:50 AM EST.
Right she totally never treated Mike like a friend… Let’s totally ignore all those times in the past she proved herself to you Mike. Yep, totally forget them.
Lunacy November 28, 2011, 3:51 AM EST.
wtf?! HOW COULD THIS GO SO WRONG???!!!
i’m feeling bad for both Lucy and Mike, in diffrent ways.
aww poop. me cannot take moar dramaaaaa
Anna November 28, 2011, 3:54 AM EST.
Is it bad that I’m still rooting for her to beat the hell out of him? I mean seriously, they WERE friends. HE did like hanging with her way back when.
If he felt they grew apart, he should have ****ing said so YEARS ago. I mean, he used to crush on her. When he felt that friendship was over, he should have said so instead of stringing her along. He’s a dick. Period.
Rjpoofy November 28, 2011, 3:56 AM EST.
where’s David when ya need him?
thatonedude November 28, 2011, 3:59 AM EST.
All the people demonizing Sandy: You’re stupid ***-*******. Please die.
PS you’re queer.
Susan November 28, 2011, 4:03 AM EST.
Well, as necessary as this was, it doesn’t appear to have been any less easy for Mike than it was for Lucy.
Necessary doesn’t mean it was good for them though. Hopefully Lucy will pull through. This is definitely going to make things more interesting, and heart-breaking later.
As if it weren’t already heart-breaking now…..
Shok&Awe November 28, 2011, 4:06 AM EST.
Seriously, why does Daisy keep protecting a jerk like him ?
Okay, I can accept the fact that Lucy needs to move on and that Mike knows it pretty well and cares enough to make that kind of statements to protect her. But if this is really what’s happening, he really should have pondered his words before…
Right now, I just see a dick that can’t bear the presence of someone that cares (aknowledgedly, too much, but still) because the person he loves is far away, and others are not her so they’re not good enough. And when she’ll be there, he doesn’t want anyone around because he won’t need them, she’s so much better…
Clearly, he should stop eating so much bitterness on his bread every morning, I can’t stand him anymore.
dralou November 28, 2011, 4:10 AM EST.
I like Lucy and hate Mike so much, but couldn’t agree with you more. She needs some sence slapped into her.
Mike is a dick, he’s a crappy friend, and not worth keeping around, she needs to realise that. Sure Mike can live his own life, be happy with who he chooses, be nice to those he likes and a jerk to those he hates, and he may not be a jerk to everyone else, (though I belive he’s a really selfish jerk, as he just hides it), but he’s SUCH a butt to Lucy, she just needs to get over him.
Blue November 28, 2011, 4:15 AM EST.
Man, he’s totally forgotten when she almost drowned for him and stood up to that creep and took a beating to protect him when he was drunk. Yyyeaaahh.
But srsly, has he even asked her to stop hitting and teasing him? Ever? I don’t think breaking her heart really constitutes as doing so.
Not defending Lucy entirely, but this is a super painful situation to read through. :c
Viola November 28, 2011, 4:15 AM EST.
This is dramalicious
I can hear their hearts breaking, cracking and shattering in a million pieces from here!
Rusco Istar November 28, 2011, 4:16 AM EST.
Lucy’s not going to have a merry Christmas
Haddi November 28, 2011, 4:17 AM EST.
EDIT: You know what, he’s not worth my comment.
OmegaB November 28, 2011, 4:20 AM EST.
OH HAY LUCY WHAT WAS THAT I COULDNT HEAR YOU OVER THE SOUND OF YOUR DREAMS BEING SHATTERED
charyoshi November 28, 2011, 4:24 AM EST.
mike is going to you know when sandy is gone when the week is over
alex November 28, 2011, 4:27 AM EST.
Y U NO LOVE LUCY
alex November 28, 2011, 4:29 AM EST.
Manipulation at it’s finest.
Sandy, from what has been presented to us recently, has only shown how much she has been manipulating Mike. Not only manipulating him, but causing him to be a complete jerk to everyone who isn’t her.
He has completely allowed Sandy to control him, to make him forget everything that Lucy has actually done and sacrificed for him.
This, however, is the evil in which accompanies love.
The one you love, 95% of the time will come first, so what they think, you’re more inclined to listen to and believe. What they feel and what they say you will take more likely into account than others.
Luckily for MikexLucy fans, this will end. Sandy will go bye-bye and Lucy will happily be a part of Mike’s life again.
Roller-coaster rides are such fun in life.
Stallix November 28, 2011, 4:30 AM EST.
So all these years of friendship meant nothin to mike?
He’s doing a big mistake here. Sure his actions will have negative consequences.
I have to side with Lucy this time. I know she was a bit unfair with him, but she loved him even though she confessed it in the wrong time.
At least she finally tried to be nice with him to preserve their friendship, but the idiot denies it all -_- I’m sure Lucy feels like hell right now. Sandy is coming, so she will be away from mike like last time, but this time knowing that mike hates her.
I guess mike is the one having issues right now. He turned to a completely different person in just one year, I guess. Lucy, now will just have to rediscover herself, and will need the gang more than ever.
Solly November 28, 2011, 4:32 AM EST.
To Lucy — Even though she’s one of my favourites — I say Deal with it. As hard as her best friend saying he hates her is to take, I think she’s strong enough to move on or she’ll change and come back for another chance. Either way, I kind of doubt she’ll completely break down and turn into a pathetic puddle of hopeless depression.
@Eternal One: He’s not comparing Lucy to Sandy. “You’ve never treated me like a friend and Sandy helped me realize it” does not translate to “I compared how my girlfriend treats me and how you treat me” You really expect a friend to treat a person the same way a girlfriend would? Obviously the girlfriend will be closer and nicer to her boyfriend — at least, it’s expected she’d be closer and nicer — than a friend would be. Yeah, maybe Mike can’t see that Lucy cares about him, but think about it: getting beaten up/insulted — joking or not — by Lucy as much as he does is kind of expected to have a pretty negative impact on his opinion of her. Plus, she found him back in public school and started hitting/annoying him for no real reason; yeah she wanted to be friends, but that’s not exactly how to go about it.
Mike was probably just too much of a nice guy to want to hurt her. I have that problem; I’m too nice to just say “get the hell away from me, I hate you.” No matter how much I want to. I just turn sarcastic, look uninterested and bored, and become very irritable until they leave.
Also, It’s obviously not easy for him to come out and say he hates Lucy; tears started streaming down his face as he said it. So, from the view of someone who’s pretty passive-aggressive, it looks like he’s the same way and can tell she wanted to be his friend, he just feels she didn’t treat him like one, so — with pretty good reason — he doesn’t want to deal with her anymore.
TL;DR: Just go read it and stop being lazy XP
Aren Kitsune November 28, 2011, 4:37 AM EST.
Oh crap, methinks Lucy will snap and go postal on mike verbally or physically
Eruadan November 28, 2011, 4:42 AM EST.
Oooh, snap. Though I kinda expect Sandy came over to tell him that it’s over and then he’ll probably be running back to Lucy.
Jack November 28, 2011, 4:44 AM EST.
Im still just waiting for Lucy to tell Mike what he done to her pulse not a Sandy hater or follower either but I don’t think its really Sandy fault why Mike hates Lucy. It’s really the fact that he realize that he has someone better than Lucy to talk to which in this case is to really hate Mike.
Oh did anyone forget about Mike not remembering Lucy birthday
xhallow November 28, 2011, 4:50 AM EST.
I’m so mad at Mike.
She HAS been a friend.
People even thought they could become something before!
Dave November 28, 2011, 4:55 AM EST.
well that was a slap in the face to lucy you rock on mike lol
ello mates November 28, 2011, 4:57 AM EST.
just kidding lucy has been a good freind
ello mates November 28, 2011, 4:59 AM EST.
i dont know why but i feel somehow paulo is going to pop back up and be important in this chapter
ello mates November 28, 2011, 5:01 AM EST.
dave is totaly right. i hate to see this fighting
and i am gonna read it all over again and see what’s going worng and i know why this is all becaus of u sandy ! if she dint left then was it now not so bad only agruing more not mike u cold blood it’s sandy’s fault dont u see she make u do this……
thathurts,good? November 28, 2011, 5:02 AM EST.
Mike one day the ******** of the world will gather in one location and will make a monument in your honor.
Kanashe November 28, 2011, 5:03 AM EST.
Oh boy, seriously who wasn’t seeing this coming? I expected this since ages.
But well, save some hate, pals, there’s no need for none. I mean, there’s a fact: Lucy was a real bitch to Mike (and for everyone else save his pets and adults I guess?), treating him as punch bag (not literally) and Mike was like, being really patient with her not really mature personality. Guess that his patience ran out? Well, with right.
Lucy might not totally deserves this (cuz everyone deserves a second, third chance) but surely, you can’t deny, she needed this. She needed to hear rejection to help her to change herself not JUST for Mike but for everyone else.
See that like 2 pages ago she was faking it so badly. Tch, that wasn’t right, just to get Mike’s approvation back.
Lucy’s bitch nature is not a whole fortunately. She has a sweet and nice side. Mike was been lucky to see it sometimes. Too bad that Lucy rejects it and that’s how we got these consequences.
And I wonder why so much hate over Sandy. For making Mike X Lucy’s interference doesn’t sound me a good excuse. We barely know about her.
Obsessions are always bad. This was going to happen sooner or later. Is funny that part of fandom still wanted to Lucy live in her stupid obsession for the rest of her life by shaping Mike in the way that she wants.
There’s still hope for Mike X Lucy. As long that it turns SANE.
Meh for me Lucy can ended up with Paulo, with David or even with Augustus, whatever. As long she learns her lesson. Befores dying earlier for facing what have done (like hell that will happen lol. Main characters never die before the end. It’s called Plot Armor from Tv Tropes )
Oh well, I really like the way you made this last pages, Taeshi. Showing such climax is difficult (I bet, who I am to imagine that?) and you did to illustrate in a perfect flow between panels! Keep inspiring!
Knux-the-Killer November 28, 2011, 5:06 AM EST.
Jesus Christ mikie, Lucy flipping loves you! Her pets love you, thinks your her “dad” You haven’t even seen Sandy in years!! And yet, Lucy’s always been there, even when you completley forgot about her for . SHe forgave you so quickly. She wouldn’t be able to live if you had died on all those occasions. It’s messed up that you hate her just because she confessed her love to you.She did nothing wrong! You don’t love Sandy. You barely know her. You havent seen her in years. The only proof that shes a person is when she was in the parade, the weird bonsai tree, letters, phone calls, and 1 photo. I don’t believe that Lucy’s the nicest she can be, but she’s better than someone who can’t even be there to cry over you when you you almost drown twice. Sandy doesn’t even know your name!!! . You break poor girl-kitties heart because you love Sandy. Which as Paulo said, is your imaginary girlfriend! When did you ever kiss her? When’s the last time you saw her smile, or heard her sing? Never. Get over yourself man.
Sucker4 November 28, 2011, 5:06 AM EST.
p.s I’m all for PauloxLucy or MikexLuy but i want OUT OF THE COMIC! I HATE HER!
Sucker4 November 28, 2011, 5:08 AM EST.
Ah… there we go that makes a bit more sense. Sandy is the dark temptation speaking ill
Thespianut November 28, 2011, 5:12 AM EST.
Man this hit home. I’ve been in many, many, many situations like this.
But moreso from friends, not friends who I ended up falling for and then broke their heart before figuring out I liked them.
I do agree with what most people have said. Lucy does need this. Like seriously.
I just hope she grows strong, realize her wrongs, get over it and move on.
=\\ They are only in 10th grade. Plenty of time to grow up.
(Also the chapter is almost done! How time flies…)
Nara November 28, 2011, 5:14 AM EST.
Mikes problems took many chapters to understand.
REALLY REALLY BIGUSERNAME November 28, 2011, 5:18 AM EST.
Oi -.-… Mike you have officially lost my respect when you decided to add Sandy into this, if anything Sandy has no IDEA what a creep you’re being. Yeah Lucy hasn’t been the BEST friend in the world but neither is Paulo and yet somehow you can tolerate him, what’s more you’ve been ignoring her and acting as if she was just ‘irrelevant’. While she DID need to hear that there was nothing between them at all it’s null when you decide to go “you were never a friend” and all this recent gripe when you would’ve gone out of you’re way just to save her and should you have had to long ago let her off easier than you would’ve now. This isn’t ‘Sandy’ helping you realize that she wasn’t a friend, this is you using her as an excuse. When you have to use someone as an excuse when they haven’t the slightest idea what’s going on that rids you’re statement of “we were never friends” of all credibility Mike. Oh and just so this doesn’t get mistaken for a “I hate Mike” post: Lucy get over the poor sap -.- Sorry girl but you don’t need to be having any feelings for anybody, just let Mike create his own disaster and stop bringing other people who don’t need to be into you’re misery! ><
I love both characters genuinely but good lord both of them are just being stupid, Lucy literally trying to find vices for her misery and Mike now officially turning into a creep and using Sandy as an excuse just so he can get Lucy off his back just so he doesn’t have to deal with the drama that he started it weither it was intended or not >< Seriously where’s Sandy so she can slap the taste outa Mike’s mouth and tell him to quit avoiding his problems >< Other than that great comic as always ^w^
Bootz November 28, 2011, 5:21 AM EST.
This is still very early to tell if Sandy has been manipulating him into being a jerk to Lucy, or if Mike realized it by himself that Lucy wasn’t a good friend. Either way, I hope that Lucy turns to Paulo or Augustus (or ???) and maybe she gets a new best friend. Honestly I don’t see the big deal with him anyway, he’s spineless as ****.
Udyr November 28, 2011, 5:24 AM EST.
I can see Sandy’s hand in this, but it won’t be until Wednesday that we will either:
a) hear how Sandy made Mike “realize” how he was never Lucy’s friend, or
b) see Lucy lay into him herself, either using the past as evidence, or using just as heated words, or
c) see her just leave, watch his family berate him, and maybe see her talking to her pets, or
d) watch Lucy as she attempts suicide, and possibly see someone save her.
I’m really hoping for b.
Renadt November 28, 2011, 5:26 AM EST.
mmmm… Well Lucy now knows what her volatile and abrasive methods of concealing her feelings and anxieties have come to…. it’s so sad… I really hope that at this stage Lucy will just say that she was scared of how she felt about him and thus the abrasiveness… just let it all out…
the mikexlucy dream just took a run down the interstate highway with this chapter…. IF mikexlucy ever happens…. their characters will have to go through so much change and mending to even approach each other face to face again….
Delta November 28, 2011, 5:34 AM EST.
I’m looking for A myself out of those options, really. I’ve really been expecting something along these lines since the little huggy bit at the end of Acapulco, but to see it in action is quite impressive.
Still, once we determine the extent of Sandy’s involvement then I think tunes might either change or awkwardly alter. Personally I think Mike is only really bringing up Sandy because she may have advised him to tell Lucy the harsh-yet-honest truth.
Don’t get me wrong though, mutha****in’ MikexLucy OTP
SushiJaguar November 28, 2011, 5:36 AM EST.
either their **** gets resolved this chapter, or we’re gonna go through a whole barrage of like 10-20 chapters for them to even be able to say hi to eachother…
The play is coming, Sandy is coming, hearts broken, and so much more…So much drama…
Sandvich November 28, 2011, 5:41 AM EST.
Sandy, it’s all her fault. Revenge strike!
Darkfox November 28, 2011, 5:41 AM EST.
Jeez, this is just heart-wrenchingly painful to watch. It’s all of Lucy’s worst fears coming out. And all I can say is I hope to god it’s not a nightmare sequence because dang. 8|
MadamMerlise November 28, 2011, 5:47 AM EST.
How would you like to die when I create a machine that will bring you into real life?
A.) Maimed by savage bears
B.) Shot in the head.
C.) Burning death.
D.) Phiranna Tanks
E.) Combination of A and C.
If you choose none, I would personally take you down with a chainsaw.
Damn you! You ******* cat!
You should just go out then get run over by a truck. I will not forgive you! I shall NOT!!!!!!!!!
Izaackjl November 28, 2011, 5:49 AM EST.
Well come on, Sandy is not the person to say “she is not your friend, tell her you hate her”, as we know Mike is not even so willing to tell Sandy how things are really going (basing on their phone call we ‘heard’) - so he probably just compared how Sandy treats him and how does Lucy, and he came to conclusion that he was treatened bad.
Anyway personally I believe that Mike is lying at the moment, he really liked her, loved her (you know, tried to kiss her and stuff.. or maybe just wanted to use her lol?) but right now he wants to get rid of her just to end the drama and make things stright.
xyz November 28, 2011, 5:49 AM EST.
That makes sense.
Though that will certainly fuel people’s hate for Sandy.
When she was just trying to help Mike.
Lyucs November 28, 2011, 5:50 AM EST.
@Rukral, I see your point, but do you really believe Lucy is going to handle this well? Sure, she may finally give up on Mike, but she may give up on several other things as well. She may give up on love altogether. There’s no saying if she’ll be better in the future, because I don’t think she’s very right in the mind. I think she has some mental health issues.
And now that Mike has told her that Sandy helped him realize he hates her, Lucy may convince herself that it’s all Sandy’s fault and that Mike doesn’t hate her. I’m not saying Lucy’s going to go as far as kill Sandy, as others are saying at the moments, nor want her to.
Missme November 28, 2011, 5:50 AM EST.
wait, how has mike’s life been screwed up cos’ of lucy? Don’t get me wrong, Lucy HAS teased mike too many times to count, but a friendship going sour because of THAT?! I think Mike’s hormones are a-raging. RAGING!!!!
p.s. I think mike’s being an IDIOT!
Zach November 28, 2011, 5:56 AM EST.
Sandy is just taking out the one girl that has a chance of taking mike… She is the one that needs to be brought into reality and learn that she cant have everything.
DinR November 28, 2011, 5:56 AM EST.
Sweet misdirection, with the whole “Sandy helped me realize it” line.
Almost had me. I honestly doubt Mike would bring up Lucy in any of the infrequent conversations he and Sandy has. And if the previous comics are any indication of the kinds of conversations they’ve had, Mike was more or less a listening tree.
Just Saiyan November 28, 2011, 6:04 AM EST.
Those last words are going to b e very important in the future. I can feel it.
Waters November 28, 2011, 6:06 AM EST.
Hmmm still a bit sad, but they are right Lucy did need this. And with Christmas just around the corner and me still having a wounded heart from friendship and relationships I think this is also a great lesson for me as well.
EmoFox22 November 28, 2011, 6:16 AM EST.
Me November 28, 2011, 6:20 AM EST.
Never say never mike
Viken November 28, 2011, 6:20 AM EST.
Lol what a ******
Ranger November 28, 2011, 6:21 AM EST.
aha, sandys being manipulative.
good luck mike, she’s gona **** you in the ***
lynchy226 November 28, 2011, 6:28 AM EST.
wow,thanks a f.uckin lot sandy
ftu November 28, 2011, 6:33 AM EST.
NecronCheese November 28, 2011, 6:41 AM EST.
so…. Does that make SANDY the *******?
That Guy right there. November 28, 2011, 6:45 AM EST.
Yay Sandy! You make such a lovely antagonist. Keep up the good work. You might even get someone to kill themselves.
Lucy’s frizzy tail is frizzy.
Kindle_kat November 28, 2011, 6:45 AM EST.
mike just had a nigga momment. YOU EAT A DICK NIGGA!
lolwut November 28, 2011, 6:46 AM EST.
I just realise something…Where is Blur in all of this
Rob64 November 28, 2011, 6:50 AM EST.
so now its the mother ****er sandy ay ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
lucy is gonna try to get sandy and mike to break up or kill sandy if she goes mad
jetfire November 28, 2011, 6:51 AM EST.
Oooh god , it’s getting bad
gobo744 November 28, 2011, 6:52 AM EST.
Doesn’t Mike remember when Lucy risk her life for him when they were almost mugged? Only BEST FRIENDS would risk their lives for each other…
Purpledede November 28, 2011, 6:53 AM EST.
STOP DEFENDING MIKE. He’s always a douche with Sandy in his life. Like ages ago he ignored Lucy completely.
elinn November 28, 2011, 7:02 AM EST.
Doesn’t Mike remember how she risked her life to save him in the river, at the cost of her own sanity near water? Doesn’t he remember how she saved all of them when Mike was drunk (or high) and nearly lost her life in the mugging?
And he DARE has the ****ING nerve to say shehasn’t been acting like a friend?!?!?!?!
chickbabe208 November 28, 2011, 7:03 AM EST.
i feel like the only person who wants this to happen…..not that i want more emo lucy but i still wish paulo and lucy would happen.
kiki November 28, 2011, 7:05 AM EST.
No. This is not what Lucy needs at all.
The first time he said “I hate you”, maybe. But he should have stopped there.
Tearing apart her childhood from its foundations? Telling her that he, for ten or more years, has NEVER been her friend and was pretending all along? She has just been told that her best friend was a lie. That would probably break me. I would never trust anyone ever again.
Mike is not a hero or a saint for giving her the privilege of being his “friend”. She didn’t need his pity. She needed a REAL friend.
causticAntilogy November 28, 2011, 7:05 AM EST.
whats everyone going on about? its pretty obvious mike’s just lying to lucy so that she can be happy instead of still being obsessed about him.
mat w November 28, 2011, 7:06 AM EST.
So is this the part where Lucy rapes Mike?
Sandz890 November 28, 2011, 7:08 AM EST.
Mike needs to realize that Lucy is a TSUNDERE.
The reason she treated him so badly was only because she thought he was sexy-attractive.
It’s his fault for having such STYLE
Hygiei November 28, 2011, 7:08 AM EST.
Mike, are you trying to get her to kill Sandy? Because so far it seems a likely outcome.
Treeless Druid November 28, 2011, 7:10 AM EST.
il laugh if lucy starts to beat him up
i wonder do cats have claws in this cause if they do i would scrach mikes eyes out
hatemike November 28, 2011, 7:11 AM EST.
You know, I think it’s killing Mike to say this. He might think it’s true, but look at his tears: he still likes Lucy in some deep down pit of his soul. What I think is going on now is Sandy. Mike is the only normal thing she has left, and she’s getting paranoid about losing him to Lucy, so she’s manipulating him to start hating her. He never showed any sign of hating her before Sandy, and now the all of a sudden I HATE YOU. And notice how he said “and Sandy helped me realize it…”, it just sounds like this is what she’s been telling him to think.
These are just my opinions.
Purple Platypi November 28, 2011, 7:13 AM EST.
aw, mike why are you Crying?
flora November 28, 2011, 7:14 AM EST.
Way to go……Sandy? Cute little Sandy? But Paulo treats him like crap, so is Paulo not a friend as well or is it just because Lucy uses him to an extent of life or death? But Sandy must be very nice to him so he sees the bad in everyone else, I hope Sandy didn’t just say directly on the phone or what not….”Lucy isn’t your friend, tell her you hate her!” But that would suck as she is my 2nd favorite character behind Jazz
Now Mikie seems to be misinterpreting everything, now Lucy is just trying to get his attention like that annoying fairy in Legend of Zelda, Navi, boy I hate Navi with a passion, but anyway, she hasn’t really shown that she needs him in a way of, I NEED YOU!, but in a attention hog sense where she says “Hey Listen!” over and over to him.
CTS4Kouhei November 28, 2011, 7:15 AM EST.
I still don’t get what’s going on in that head of his.
Leo November 28, 2011, 7:20 AM EST.
@causticAntilogy: You got this backwards. He’s saying that SHE was pretending to be HIS friend all along.
@Hygiei: I’ve had a “Tsundere” type friend/love interest once. Treated me the same too. Putting an end to that toxic friendship was the best thing I’ve ever done.
Prometheus November 28, 2011, 7:20 AM EST.
Also, there’s something I can’t help but wonder. Where might Blur be while all this is going on? You know, Mike’s pet? The little dark blue bird with amnesia?
Redd November 28, 2011, 7:28 AM EST.
Never treated you like one? Well maybe before but man, she’s been trying really hard lately and for what? Nothing but a cranky Mike who now hates her. Look at how things were going not too long ago before Sandy came into the picture, huh? You were happy to be with her, she was trying to make you happy, Mike, and whether you like it or not you WERE HAPPY!!
mdg245 November 28, 2011, 7:32 AM EST.
This will come back to bite him somehow. He’d better hope none of the others hear of this, or he’s a dead cat walking.
Bigfoot November 28, 2011, 7:33 AM EST.
SHE NEVER TREATED HIM AS A FRIEND….BUT SHE SAVED HIS LIVE…TRY READING THE CONFRONTATION ARC MIKE!!!
Shephard November 28, 2011, 7:37 AM EST.
Lol, Lucy. It seams you messed up. Hey wait. Mike did too, not like he was right. Unless he’s talking about a certain time. Anyways, (most of) the comments above are are all, “LOL MIKE YOU DICK Y U SO MEAN 2 LUCY CUZ LIKE SANDY IS LAME CUZ SHE HELPED HIM BE 1 HARHARHARR [happy faces and stuff]” That’s really (almost) invailid, I’d rather you guys step into Mike’s shoes (paws?) for a change, can you seriously imagine Sandy saying something along the lines of, “huehue Lucy ain’t yo friend Michal I’m you girrrl.” For Sandy probably accidently sparked something. I’m guessing with all these outburts, his phone will drop or something and we can all (almost, there are a few people who still like him, such as me) stop hating on Mike, and see that something with,my mom doesn’t seam to like you haging out with Lucy or something like that involving her “evil mom”. Hating her mom is better, since we probably will never see her in the comic anyways. So what I am trying to say is that Mike is cool, and if you couldn’t tell, he’s crying and the speech bubble seams kind of wobbily, and so, he probably doesn’t mean it.
In other words, (to fit in with the comments above):
lol lucy, mike, and sandy are cool but her mom is totally lame and stupid 4 making lucyxmike not happen and they arn’t friends anymoar
Beyatchart November 28, 2011, 7:39 AM EST.
Some folks love saying Lucy used him as an emotional crutch. This is wrong. There is a difference between “close enough to actually bother talking to you in the first place” and “emotional crutch”. She actually treated Mike like she cared about his existence and tended to show affection through teasing, not if Mike wasn’t there she broke down. There’s far more support for her pets being emotional crutches than there is for Mike being it. Stop downing Lucy excessively with that logic already.
Hoheh goes and does something else…
Hoheh November 28, 2011, 7:43 AM EST.
Now Lucy is going to kill Sandy in revenge
badger November 28, 2011, 7:53 AM EST.
I’m having so much hard time looking at all these Bittersweetcandybowl links with Lucy and Mike happily in them… :’(
I hope this all will change for the better.
I LOVE THAT COUPLE FOR THEIR BITTERSWEETNESS.
Well gotta admit that Sandy is a cute person but now I’m starting to think that she is a little bit ill-willed…
Duupiduu November 28, 2011, 8:07 AM EST.
I agree with Rukral. Though I am very curious as to how Sandy made him see it, this is gonna be interesting. But Sandy seemed like such a nice person, why would she try and convince Mike that he hates Lucy? Maybe this even happened right before or during the vacation arc…flashback time? I’m still confused, he didn’t give any sign he hated Lucy when they were playing videogames, and right now this sudden outburst of hate? She’s trying to turn things around, or maybe that’s not what Mike thinks or maybe he thinks it won’t make it up. Either way, I REALLY want to know how Lucy will deal with this. It does seem like something that might end up with her suicide, but with any luck her pets will help her through it since they’re the only ones she really trusts. Also something tells me her pets are gonna hate Mike now.
Flashbomb7 November 28, 2011, 8:08 AM EST.
At least Lucy knows how to say Micheal, unlike Sandy.
Her ‘Maishul’ always annoys me.
Lloyd November 28, 2011, 8:14 AM EST.
i think mikes trying to be faithful to sandy and try his best not to fall back in love with lucy but still we only seen one chapter with her looking all “nice” and stuff towards mike not to lucy. maybe mike ranted to sandy about lucy sometimes so she told him to lose her :? im mean she did try to drown lucy and lucys wonderland dream maybe thats true to her personality if something comes near her “maishul” (bleck). i was starting to accept mike and sandy but no **** her for causing him to hurt poor lucy for like 10 chapters
sh0rtest November 28, 2011, 8:16 AM EST.
I KNEW IT!!
Sandy was behind this all along!
Poor, brainwashed Mike.
Ziggy November 28, 2011, 8:26 AM EST.
Good thing for Mike overall to get the pains off his chest…
but now the laws of drama state Sandy’s coming back to dump Mike the proper way. only way to create insane levels of teenage angst.
either that or everything goes happy another way. Don’t see a Mike x Lucy anymore
HerpDerp November 28, 2011, 8:27 AM EST.
Yes Mike, just unload on her. It’s not like you can simply say, “I’d rather you not be here when Sandy comes, I’m in love with her, not you. I think we can still be friends.” No, you need to just go straight to, I hate you, die in a fire.
Shifting away from that, wasn’t there a project they were supposed to be working on? TOGETHER?
And a play?
Zero_Starlight November 28, 2011, 8:32 AM EST.
LOL TEEN ANGST.
Perhaps it’s not necessarily that Sandy had ill intentions and talked **** about Lucy to Mike, but maybe it’s because she treated Mike with love and respect, as opposed to Lucy’s usual snarky attitude? They’re both on different ends of the spectrum and it might be because now that Mike actually gets to talk to Sandy more he realizes what he’s been missing while he was with Lucy?
OR SHE REALLY IS A TWO TIMING BITCH. 8D
Who knows. WE WILL SEE.
Aquati November 28, 2011, 8:34 AM EST.
I don’t hate Sandy (hell, we barely know her guise), but you know what? It will be a sweet Monday/Wednesday/Friday for me when she works out how much of an insecure, needy douche Mike really is (the whole downside of their long-distance relationship is that she never sees how evil he’s being to all his friends - yes ALL, not just Lucy) and drops the ****er like a rock.
Hopefully when she actually visits. She’ll see him for what he really is, be disappointed, hug Lucy and go home. Then never call dear old “Maishul” again.
Then Mike will be depressed, try to lean on Lucy again, but she’ll burst into a spectacular rendition of Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” and literally kick his *** outta the comic.
The look on his face when that happens will give me many years of sweet dreams.
Ali November 28, 2011, 8:35 AM EST.
She is gonna try and kill herself, i just know it -.-“
animelord November 28, 2011, 8:36 AM EST.
I have to say I like the fact that Mike is crying. Crying because even though he seems really to hate her, maybe because of it he’s still in pain for having to make her realize it. As I’ve been taught and reminded by my mother numerous times…
No matter how much you may dislike, even hate someone, if you truly loved them at some point, you will always love them. Even though IN love with Sandy now, and seeming to truly hate Lucy, I believe that at one point Mike really was in love with Lucy, and the love will still be in his heart, even if never acted upon again. It’s sad but true.
Always wonderful to remember that the opposite of love is not hate, but apathy. :3
Yaschiri November 28, 2011, 8:36 AM EST.
oh wow lucy my dear it seems your maturing <3 the first picture with lucy’s arms crossed
Valentine November 28, 2011, 8:39 AM EST.
…actually, I’d love to see Lucy bursting out into “I Will Survive” at some point.
Ali November 28, 2011, 8:40 AM EST.
“Weren’t you the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye?
Do you think I’d crumble
Did you think I’d lay down and die?
Oh no, not I! I will survive!
Oh as long as I know how to love I know I’ll stay alive;
I’ve got all my life to live,
I’ve got all my love to give and I’ll survive,
I will survive! Hey hey!
It took all the strength I had not to fall apart
Kept trying’ hard to mend the pieces of my broken heart,
And I spent oh so many nights
Just feeling sorry for myself… I used to cry
But now I hold my head up high!
And you see me somebody new
I’m not that chained up little girl who’s still in love with you,
And so you felt like droppin’ in
And just expect me to be free,
Now I’m savin’ all my lovin’ for someone who’s lovin’ me!
Go on now go! Walk out the door!
Just turn around now
(‘cause) you’re not welcome anymore!
Weren’t you the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye?
Do you think I’d crumble
Did you think I’d lay down and die?
Oh no, not I! I will survive!
Oh as long as I know how to love I know I’ll stay alive;
I’ve got all my life to live,
I’ve got all my love to give and I’ll survive,
I will survive! Hey hey!”
Ali November 28, 2011, 8:43 AM EST.
oh no. why does Sandy have to be implied in this? … Oh yeah. She’s mike Gf. ;-;
Tika November 28, 2011, 8:43 AM EST.
Aww, did I scare you commenters away? Hey now, my singing ain’t THAT bad!
Ali November 28, 2011, 8:47 AM EST.
No… NO! Now he’s taking it too far! **** YOU MIKE. ALL MY SYMPATHY IS GONE.
Clare November 28, 2011, 8:50 AM EST.
Can’t wait until that page with the phone text on it. Maybe people won’t hate Mike as much then. Seriously though.
Beyatchart November 28, 2011, 8:52 AM EST.
What’s another good “you broke my heart but I moved on and became stronger despite your douchebaggery and now you’re back but I’ve learned my lesson so this time I’mma slap you upside the face instead of let you break my heart again” kinda song? I need to cheer myself up after this page. Come on guys, help a sister out.
Ali November 28, 2011, 8:53 AM EST.
@Beyatchart: Why would seeing a text saying “I <3 U MAISHUL I’M COMING DOWN TO VISIT YOU SOON SO WE CAN MAKE BEAUTIFUL KITTEHS <3 <3 <3” make me hate him less? o_0
Ali November 28, 2011, 8:55 AM EST.
Sandy helped you realise it? WITH WHAT? I am very interested to know the contents of all their texts really, not just the previous one. So that this “realisation” can be explained! This has all the angst. ALL OF IT.
Kirby Boi November 28, 2011, 8:56 AM EST.
@Ali; I am expecting the text to have something to do with Mike’s out of nowhere “I HATE YOU LUCY ROAARR LEAVE ME ALONE”. Like, idk, Sandy’s mom may not like Mike haging out with Lucy all that much. I’m not sure exactly, but yeah.
Beyatchart November 28, 2011, 8:58 AM EST.
I think the contents are pretty easy to guess. Sandy always treated him sweetly, and Mike probably compared her to how Lucy treats him, and thus a realization was formed.
Tsukaiz November 28, 2011, 8:58 AM EST.
I think Beyatchart is talking about how everyone believes Sandy had a say with Mikes decision to do this.
I honestly doubt this, and believe this is entirely Mike’s volition. Until I see otherwise, this is what I’ll believe.
Just Saiyan November 28, 2011, 8:59 AM EST.
whooooaaa…ok pal there is NO reason to make Sandy an advocate here. It accomplishes nothing.
Iris November 28, 2011, 9:03 AM EST.
Hate is a very powerful thing. I actually doubt Mike hates Lucy, he’s probably just been frustrated with her over the years without ever feeling okay to express it.
I mean, if he HATED her, then why would he have so much fun playing vidya games with her? True hatred bleeds through everything, and he wouldn’t have been able to do that and have fun if he hated her.
Plus, there’s the fact that he saved her that time, you know. You don’t rescue people you hate.
I’m not anti-Sandy (I was actually pro-Sandy before this page), but honestly, what do we know about her? As far as we know, she may have told Mike that Lucy was a terrible friend, and Mike, being smitten, would just accept it as fact, forgetting about all the good times he and Lucy had.
Also, keep in mind that Haley (Mike’s sister) mentioned that a stick always seems to magically appear in Mike’s butt after he talks to Sandy. More than one person has noticed that his conversations with Sandy affect him, and not necessarily in the right way.
MacFluffers November 28, 2011, 9:04 AM EST.
@Beyatchart: Well, considering he looked ecstatically happy and announced Sandy would be visiting, I thought it would be more.. well… “Guess what I’m visiting” =/
@Just Saiyan: She/he said MIKE - people would hate MIKE less. Nothing to do with hating Sandy. I don’t hate her anyway, haven’t seen enough of her to form much of an opinion anyway.
Ali November 28, 2011, 9:04 AM EST.
Sandy herself may not be the problem, but the way Mike acts after talking to her certainly is. He’s a meanie to EVERYONE after talking to her, not just Lucy. In fact, I think it’s a fair bet to say he’s been a pretty horrible friend to everyone in the gang since he started dating Sandy.
I’m amazed they still keep him around…
Ali November 28, 2011, 9:07 AM EST.
Hmmm…. hmmmmmm…..this would be a nice entrance point for David to save the day!
2tailed_fox November 28, 2011, 9:12 AM EST.
It’s time to talk to Augustus again.
wolfdragonful November 28, 2011, 9:12 AM EST.
Michael, I really hope you know what you’re doing, because you are treading a path of no return …
And I doubt that your friends will stand by you in this …
Lucy, I really hope that these “predictions” of suicide posted here are not made …
… Call me crazy but I think a FFCxLucy may be coming …
Jack Silvermoon November 28, 2011, 9:13 AM EST.
You know, I can agree that Mike shoudn’t keep stringing Lucy along, but there is no excuse for this. Even if he didn’t have any romantic feelings for her anymore, or if he didn’t want to be her friend anymore, there are much better ways to handle it. Especially with someone who has been known to be emotionally unstable.
And how can this even be justified? Earlier in this chapter he gets mad at her for talking with Augustus, five or so pages ago he was having fun playing games with her. His actions are not matching up with his words.
Then again, Mike hasn’t acted in character for a while, so it’s just par for the course.
Trace November 28, 2011, 9:13 AM EST.
Lucy, don’t be a tool and take this. You have a lot of cards of your own to throw at him. Like any of these.
Point out that he’s being a doodoo head ffs.
Null November 28, 2011, 9:14 AM EST.
To be honest though, Lucy is a pretty unstable person when it comes to Mike, it maybe what she needs to hear… but whos to say she can push herself out of this right? Mike’s no different, except it revolves around Sandy where his unstable feelings amount to. He can’t displease her, being so smitten, it makes me crave for some sort of karmic retribution actually, like maybe mike find’s out that Sandy missed Lucy too, being that they were old friends at the time. Then what’s mike to do? he just flat out told Lucy he hates her guts and everything about what she did to him. He can’t fully please Sandy if that’s thrown into the mixer… Yes let the angst flow through..
Freddyz November 28, 2011, 9:15 AM EST.
Well…I can definitely seeing this little anger episode of Mike’s causing an opposite effect with Lucy’s attachment to Mike…if there is a time where he decides that he wants to be her friend again, I seriously doubt Lucy will want to do anything with him. This is going to do a quite a bit of damage I imagine.
Iris November 28, 2011, 9:19 AM EST.
And thus is the price of Lucy being a tsundere.
Lunar November 28, 2011, 9:19 AM EST.
Heh heh. Odd that of the two, Mike is the one crying in this picture. Well, it appears that Paulo’s jocular jeers towards Mike are not entirely baseless; and it involves the word pansy.
With the levity aside, I’m concerned about the way in which Lucy is reeling it all in. It looks almost as if the very idea has never once dawned on her mind. That or she has hitherto been kidding herself carelessly about it. This is not what I was hoping for at all. I wished Lucy would engage Mike on his terms with confidence and firmness, in an appeal to veracity and the spirit of forgiveness. But who am I kidding. They’re yet to grow up. I feel their frustrations
Mess November 28, 2011, 9:19 AM EST.
Lucy, I feel so bad for you…
Mike…well, I can see where you’re coming from, but you’ll learn from this mistake…hopefully.
P.S. LUCY PUNCH HIM IN THE FACE TO SPEED UP THE LEARNING PROCESS
Lunas November 28, 2011, 9:19 AM EST.
Lucy: Excuse me I Have go to Richter, But first I need to buy a Gun!
AnthonyDafox November 28, 2011, 9:20 AM EST.
YOU COME AND GOOOOO
YOU COME AND GOOOOO OOOOOOH
Seriously. Guise. Why am I the only one coming up with the uplifting karma songs. GET YO LYRICS ON
Ali November 28, 2011, 9:21 AM EST.
The only ships worth mentioning:
MikeXKarma and LucyXHappiness (Preferably without Mike.)
Just Saiyan November 28, 2011, 9:26 AM EST.
I know that this is what Lucy needed, but it kind of hurts…. Y’know? I’ve never been a fan of shipping, so I’m probably not as hurt as the shippers. But, considering the fact that Lucy is my favorite character… Well, it hurts. Plain and simple.
I’m glad that Mike finally told her this. Otherwise, she would probably still be hanging around him. But it’s kind of funny that, the same day she starts being nice to him, he turns around and is cruel to her like she always was to him.
theghost November 28, 2011, 9:28 AM EST.
Fluck MikexLucy shipping!! … but Sandy helping him realize how much he hates her sounds fishy to me, and from the look on her face they are either going to continue having it out or end it with him letting all of it out. I know I’d just listen and then get the fluck out before I could say anything.
Suzume November 28, 2011, 9:30 AM EST.
inb4 Sandy is coming over to break up with Mike face-to-face because she’s a nice girl and won’t do it over text
inb4 Mike goes running to Lucy in tears and realizes GASP SHE IS MY FRIEND
…I don’t mind MikexSandy (because I know exactly what it’s like to only get to see the one you love occasionally) but I do hate seeing Lucy go through so much ****.
k November 28, 2011, 9:30 AM EST.
mike just said what i’ve been saying for the past several weeks… lucy never treated him like a friend, she kept treating him like ****, never returning his feelings when he began to show them, and instead either slamming her door in his face, or kicking him out of her house, and hiding her feelings.
if lucy had told mike she loved him back in the earlier chapters, when he was actually trying to move on from sandy and show his love for lucy, instead of being a bitch… they would’ve gotten together long ago.
people still blaming mike, are beyond blind, they’re just flat-out idiots.
Thanatos November 28, 2011, 9:44 AM EST.
OK, let’s recount:
In Confrontation, they both pretty much saved each other’s lives at the risk of their own (with Lucy saying, and I quote here, “You hurt Mike. That’s the worst of all”). Before that, Lucy risked her own life to save Mike from drowning (albeit unsucessfully, but that’s hardly the point), and in Acapulco, Mike did the same thing in order to save Lucy from falling into the river (yes, cats land on their feet, but ‘twas still dangerous, you have to agree on that). Childhood long-time friends, both demonstrated, at one point or another, a high degree of afection for each other, even after Mike resumed regular communication with Sandy (remember when he tells Paulo he still can’t harass Lucy because he, Mike, wouldn’t allow it). And you’re telling us you were never friends? That she never treated you like a friend?
You kinda had a certain point up until now, but you just blew it, big time. Wonder what that last comment means though. Please let Sandy not be a manipulative bitch, seriously.
Psic November 28, 2011, 9:45 AM EST.
I agree with Rukral.
I’d never have the guts to do that
John November 28, 2011, 9:46 AM EST.
That works because Lucy wasn’t treating Mike like a friend. She was pushing him around and calling him a jerk. Lucy should apoligize to him for all these years and at least recover some friendship. I hope it isn’t too much to fix this.
Starkeyblade November 28, 2011, 9:58 AM EST.
Okay. I don’t think calling him a dick at this point doesnt really describe how horrible he is. I need to come up with the worst criticism in the world, and times that by three.
Joe philis November 28, 2011, 9:59 AM EST.
I’m going to assassinate Mike guys
say your goodbyes while he’s in the comic strip
Entyri November 28, 2011, 10:06 AM EST.
psic, your comment means nothing… mike was the one doing most of the life-saving there, lucy jumped in at the last second, a single act of kindness doesn’t mean crap in a lifetime of treating mike like crap.
also, for those who think paulo is a great friend… HE DID NOTHING while his “friends” were getting beaten and lucy almost got raped in that chapter.
when it comes to your friends being in trouble, fear should be the last thing on your mind, your own life should mean NOTHING to you when it comes to their safety.
now, with lucy… i don’t recall her standing up for mike all that much, and again, she always immediately went back to treating him like crap.
it seemed more like she was just protecting her punching bag, not her friend.
friends are the most important thing in life, anyone who treats them like crap deserve nothing but the worst suffering.
Thanatos November 28, 2011, 10:09 AM EST.
Paulo has a crippling fear of dogs, case you don’t remember. And having a hulking mass of muscles bark at you seems to me to be enough to trigger that fear. And by crippling, it means your brain shuts down once it’s triggered. You can’t expect him to break through the fear caused by a childhood trauma.
Tailsdoll November 28, 2011, 10:13 AM EST.
actually, yes, i do expect him to break through the fear.
i don’t care how “crippling” a fear is, if you actually care about anyone, you should be able to break through any fear.
people can do great things when they push themselves, but people are so weak-minded nowadays, it’s honestly surprising to see anyone able to do the most basic actions without trouble.
also, out of ALL the things to fear… some goddamn BARKING should be the last thing to stand between you and your friends.
i want to see another alternate reality chapter, going back to chapter 12, and i want to see paulo watch as his friends are raped and beaten to death right in front of his eyes… and i want to see him suffer for letting it happen.
i’m getting sick of watching people defend paulo for his weakness, and lucy for being a bitch, so i’m done here… it’s only getting on my nerves.
Thanatos November 28, 2011, 10:27 AM EST.
Oh god PLEASE don’t let this be what it sounds like, please don’t make Sandy be a manipulative bitch
Laufente November 28, 2011, 10:32 AM EST.
Kamina should come in now, and give a “grit those teeth” to mike, and be like, come on bro! But haters are right, lucy was a bitch, but mike is not being the better man. He hardend his heart, after what lucy put him through. Still dude, man up. They just switched places, UHG!
As for paulo being a coward, I have seen a fully grown, tattooed badass scared of nothing but pit bulls because of an earlier trauma. Upon seeing a puppy he is reduced to a quivering lump of flesh. He later beat this fear through therapy. But still. A puppy. Scared him half to death. Puppy. Dogs barking can be scary to those without earlier trauma. I don’t blame paulo.
Amazing Lagann November 28, 2011, 10:51 AM EST.
I feel people are jumping to conclusions in saying that Sandy is directly responsible for Mike’s actions. I would like to say Sandy showed what it was like to be a better friend than Lucy was for the larger portion of his life (more kind and less abuse-y). Though I would like to call bull on Mike saying Lucy never acted like his friend. That may require archive searching to back that up, but that’s my own view on this.
Ravux November 28, 2011, 10:53 AM EST.
Sandy is coming…
Mike said: “and Sandy helped me realize it…”
+ Lucy’s expression…
I’m expecting some murder…
I reckon Lucy is going to blame Sandy
Kamikazedelbvh November 28, 2011, 10:54 AM EST.
I don’t see how Lucy’s actions in the past were really bitchy or mean to Mike. I mean we saw the shoulder punching and the jerkface and everything else but it’s really obvious those are signs of friendship and/or affection. It was established that Lucy tends to acts more like a boy than most girls - didn’t play house, didn’t play with dolls unless there was action happening, etc. So she grew up to act like a “bro”, the guy who punches you in the shoulder and fake insults you. I have several of male friends who act exactly like that and consider it normal in friendships. Lucy just had a dose of loneliness and feelings of betrayal (being ignored by Mike because of Sandy) on top of her friendly roughhousing, making that the model to go to for friendship and made it a stronger reaction when faced with things that got too close emotionally and threatened her mental security.
The big thing is, some people, male or female, just don’t like the roughhousing sort of friendship like that. The point is you have to let them know or they don’t know to stop. Mike never let Lucy know. He never said, “hey stop that, that hurts!” to anything she said or did before. He’s only now growing a spine when it’ll hurt both of them the most!
MadH November 28, 2011, 10:59 AM EST.
mike, lucy IS your friend! we know she did bad things… but do you really trust sandy and- ……. saandyyyyyy…
and also… poor lucy… i’d love to be in the comic and give her a little help… by giving mike a slap -.-
EDIT: also, MadH is right!
Anon November 28, 2011, 11:00 AM EST.
I AM TORN BETWEEN HATRED, PITY AND ADMIRATION FOR SANDY! AH!
Holly November 28, 2011, 11:08 AM EST.
Brain Worm November 28, 2011, 11:14 AM EST.
I KNEW IT! SANDY YOU MEANIE!
tara November 28, 2011, 11:17 AM EST.
I’m amazed that anyone’s surprised by this, to be honest. Mike isn’t the brightest crayon in the box. Despite the fact that his sister said he’s miserable when he’s not on the phone with Sandy, he still thinks he’s only miserable when Lucy’s around. Lucy hasn’t been around when he has been at home. Not for a while, at any rate. But he’s been acting like he has a stick up his rear anyway if his sister is to be believed (and we have no reason to disbelieve her). And it doesn’t really matter at this point whether Sandy pushed him to turn against Lucy or he did it on his own. Mike has a proud history of making things up about himself and the people around him (-cough-Abby’n’Chirpy-couch-) so this isn’t out of character.
You’re making things up again, Michael.
MiscKitty November 28, 2011, 11:17 AM EST.
… again, most of the people forgets important things….
it’s evident that mike is lying:
he is crying and made a pause before saying the last “i hate you”, because it was hard to do (and it is hard only when it’s not true. normally you have no probelm to shout “i hate you!” to somebody you really hate).
his sister said that he has a stick up his *** whenever he gets off the phone with sandy, so it’s not true that he seems sad only when lucy is around.
before, when they were playing and lucy went down to take something to eat, he had a sad face for some reason (maybe because he partially understood that he didn’t really hate her, but sandy’s text made him turn back to “angry mode”).
it’s not true that they have never been friends, and everybody understands this.
p.s. sorry for the english.
p.p.s. MiscKitty, I didn’t read your post (you wrote it while I was writing my own).
boh... November 28, 2011, 11:21 AM EST.
ok… i have to say this, if mike haves being comparing Lucy against Sandy, then he really is a jerk, an immature, stupid jerk, because you NEVER compare girls, NEVER its not fair for them, for you or for anyone, everyone is different, but comparing who is better?? thats just WRONG, no one is better, we might like certain things more about one than the other, but seriously, no one is ever better than the other.
JMOR November 28, 2011, 11:21 AM EST.
Yess! Bout damn time the truth came out. Now move on with your lives and quit with the waterworks
casui November 28, 2011, 11:26 AM EST.
lol It’s all good. I’m happy someone else came to the same conclusion that I did.
MiscKitty November 28, 2011, 11:28 AM EST.
Exactly! What MadH said it’s what I’ve been thinking all this time. Mike always treaded Lucy with kindess and actually defended her when she was criticized for her personality (See the first pages of confrontation, when Daisy’s making fun of Lucy). Michael only told Lucy how he felt in their little fight in the Pick Me Up chapter, and she apologized for everything. Actually, even Mike apologized to her for telling her she was abusive and annoying. And when she confessed, she said all the mean things she call him are not true, and apologized once more. And now suddenly he yells in her face that he hates her. I think the bipolar person here is Michael.
V November 28, 2011, 11:30 AM EST.
The only reason I hate Sandy is because she’s a dull character who has it all :\
Badaptos November 28, 2011, 11:33 AM EST.
Either he doesnt mean it, or he does but something changes his mind later on.
FluffleButt83c November 28, 2011, 11:36 AM EST.
BAD MIKE VERRY BAD MIKE!!!!
dusgy November 28, 2011, 11:36 AM EST.
I forgot to say, to those who hate sandy for what mike said:
it’s evident that mike intended “thinking about sandy, knowing her better and comparing her manners to lucy’s ones, I understood that she (lucy) never treated me like a friend”. something like this.
how can you think that sandy actually said something against lucy? it’s impossible! come on!
boh... November 28, 2011, 11:38 AM EST.
I think Sandy is manipulating Mike so that all his feelings go towards her and not to Lucy. Mike is blinded by love and do whatever he can for his girl that he never gets to see. Sounds like she wanted Lucy out of the picture so she manipulated Mike into thinking shes a horrible person.
Kelcie November 28, 2011, 11:39 AM EST.
Me and a group of my friends are going to have a talk with Mike. In a dark alley. It will involve sharp implements.
comic"critic"062 November 28, 2011, 11:40 AM EST.
Do you know what I want to see?
I want to see Lucy, about to commit suicide, be rescued by….David! (or McCain) who will pull a crowning moment of awesome, talk her out of it, and encourage her to appreciate herself and move on with life.
I personally think that Mike is just having serious (and I mean serious) angst issues, that Sandy is not in the wrong (but that mike has simply seen how well she treats him), and I think that someone is in for a beating from Mr P. (see SomeLurker’s link)
BarbedFire November 28, 2011, 11:41 AM EST.
I was up from dawn yesterday, to dawn today.. readng this.. and I go to click the next button
AND DFHUDSI WEDNESDAY HURRY UP
Keo November 28, 2011, 11:42 AM EST.
sandy why did u come to roseville WHY…….
just stay there and breake it up.
u are a **** idiot u cause to much trouble u comfeuse mike and mike is yelling at lucy 4 u!!! and everybody is just angry at him becaus of u and his life is just ruind he has no friend’s none poof!!!
i want u too disepeare NOW!!
thathurt,good? November 28, 2011, 11:43 AM EST.
Oh really, Thanatos. Would you do that? I believe you wouldn’t. If you forgot, a childhood trauma grows on you really badly. Another thing is, Paulo was trying to protect them, too. He couldn’t, but he at least tried. Don’t expect him to be a macho, just because he plays one. He’s lying, and you can see that. You really should stop talking about how “big” and “mighty” you are, because you can break your fear and save your friends. Some people can, and some can’t. It depends how strong you are, when it comes to your mind.
Another thing: Being replaced is much worse than being treated like crap. It really hurts a lot. I’ve experienced it almost the same way Lucy did. I was also left out, too. Left out by my best friend, who became the best friend of a girl I was bullied by. Sure, I found new friends, but every time that bully was away, I was her replacement. I know how Lucy felt. But Lucy didn’t hate Mike, something I think she really should. So they continued their friendship.
Lucy didn’t treat Mike half as bad as people think. Except when rivals, she could be really supportive to him, back in the old BCB. Tae did make her bitchier, but I think it was mostly to prepare for these chapters.
And if you forgot, no, Mike wasn’t the one doing most life-savings. They did it equally, just on different times. The time they both almost drowned? Lucy didn’t succes, but as you described it, she “broke through her fear”, and even if she couldn’t swim, she jumped out there, trying to save him, risking her own life. Also, Lucy almost got raped for Mike, too. Mike repaid her, by helping her out, and then they beat Alejandro together. Daisy was the one who just sat there not doing anything. Why don’t you complain about her?
Miss Paparoni November 28, 2011, 11:46 AM EST.
MIKE!!!!! You A-Class Douche! Why are you being so mean, you know your gonna regret it…
Avory November 28, 2011, 11:49 AM EST.
oh dearie me
Darth GW7 November 28, 2011, 11:54 AM EST.
Oh yeah, I can’t wait to hear how the rest of the cast reacts to this once they hear of it. I’m sure both Paulo and Abbey are going to be all “WTH man!?!”. And Sue’s reaction is gonna be completely priceless, I’m calling it now.
Furthermore, this might also be an impetus for Lucy to tell Augustus about Sandy… and then the crap is going to hit the fan… by which I mean a jet turbine. Yeah. It’ll be that bad.
Luigifan November 28, 2011, 11:57 AM EST.
I honestly hope the group decides to stop associating with Mike after Paulo and Tess and Sue (and possibly Jessica because she fancies Lucy and possibly Abbey because he despises people who treat females horribly) give him a good telling off for breaking Lucy mentally. I don’t think she will fully recover from it for many years because he has broken her trust so badly and she already had abandonment issues and a hard time fully trusting people to begin with.
Moogle November 28, 2011, 12:02 PM EST.
…ok… I think it’s safe to say that this is single handily the most intense, awkward, and down right depressing point of the entire series … I feel sad now.
Nonashu November 28, 2011, 12:04 PM EST.
SANDYS NOT EVEN THERE! Texting and phone calls are hardly a relationship! Wanna punch Mike right now -.-
Millie November 28, 2011, 12:09 PM EST.
Jerkface jerkface is jerkface.
And the Ritch…
Cass November 28, 2011, 12:15 PM EST.
People forget far too easily that Lucy has been abusing Mike. They want to see Lucy and Mike get together so badly that they’re completely ignoring what she’s done to him. I’m kinda disappointed in you guys. Mike’s not handling this well, that’s pretty obvious, but his reaction is justified.
SgtRed November 28, 2011, 12:16 PM EST.
@SgtRed Yes his reaction is justified. That doesn’t mean we can’t want them to end up together. She has abused him, but he has abused her too. I’m not saying he’s abused as much as she’s abused him. But Mike has abused her recently.
Hinochi November 28, 2011, 12:23 PM EST.
I’ve never posted here before, but honestly Mike is right. She’s a tsundere, but without him seeing inside her mind, she just acts like a jerk and treats him like trash 90% of the time, and hugs him and plays games on rare occasions. This was a long time coming and deserved.
I like Sandy, There’s been nothing in this comic to suggest that she isn’t an honest love long distance relationship [which can work, btw. I had a long distance relationship with my wife for 4 years and now we’ve been married for 5 years, it takes devotion]. Sandy is just showing Mike how Lucy has been acting all these years, and he’s finally realizing it. Tsundere IRL = B*tch, hope that helps.
Alpha November 28, 2011, 12:24 PM EST.
Two wrongs don’t make a right.
Just Saiyan November 28, 2011, 12:24 PM EST.
I’ve been following this comic for a while now, not too long.
I haven’t had the time to start at the beginning so I can’t help but wonder, who is Sandy.
I can’t find her on the about page ( three blank panels left of Paulo and one right of Abbey) u.u
Eep, guess I overlooked her because I expected her ot be on one of the spots that come up as blank for me, pardon me!
Marulein November 28, 2011, 12:29 PM EST.
I’m on board with Sandy being a manipulative girlfriend…I don’t HATE(don’t like her that much) Sandy, but the idea makes things…fun. Even though I’d love Mike and Lucy to end up together, I’ve always liked PauloxLucy and at this point, I think I’d rather have Lucy end up with Paulo then Mike >_>
Edit: Is Mike’s sister just listening to this? Cause if he was yelling I’d assume she heard it. She gonna come up? That’d make things even more interesting…
Nasu November 28, 2011, 12:41 PM EST.
We believe that what Lucy was doing can not be classified as abuse. A man is a man, and has the capacity to take mild friendly violence from other men, let alone a little girl. Just clarifying
Dext November 28, 2011, 12:42 PM EST.
I noticed a thing that I think only a few people noticed…
in the last panel, next to lucy’s face (on the left), there are three lines, those that are used when a character notices something. they are blending very well in the background (better than augusts ), but they are there. I don’t think lucy will be completely desytroyed. she understood there’s something wrong with mike…
boh... November 28, 2011, 12:48 PM EST.
what the hell is a tsundere? heard it a lot of times in this series, never did find out.
confused November 28, 2011, 12:55 PM EST.
Take a deep breath and a step back people.
Sandy is not some evil, manipulating force intent on destroying buried feelings and stressed friendships. She was simply emotionally available and supportive to a young boy who was not receiving those things from someone else he deeply cared for. By distancing herself, Lucy created an opening for Sandy to fill; one that she took to quickly due to her own childhood feelings towards Mike. As he grew older and began to move past childish infatuation, Mike chose Lucy. However, since she was afraid and did not reciprocate, Mike had to find another target for those feelings. Sandy, who was, at a time, just a close friend who wrote Mike occasionally, showed interest when approached and thus filled the emotional void Lucy’s rejection created. Having finally found someone to be secure emotionally with, Mike no longer seeks those feelings from Lucy and removes her from his mind in an emotional sense. When his feelings for Lucy, now buried but not gone, are brought into play by her confession, he is hurt to his core but still turns her down because of his loyalty to Sandy. Unsure how to handle this information, and a small fire for Lucy still burning, he shuts himself down completely towards Lucy with the hope that it will make his feelings for her disappear. This tactic works fine unless Lucy is around. Seeing her is a constant reminder of the hurt she inadvertently caused him so he puts up his “veil of dicketry” in an attempt to curtail her. This tactic proves to be effective at turning public opinion of him towards a negative light but not sufficient to hinder Lucy’s attempts to reenter his life. Succumbing briefly to his hidden feelings towards her during the current chapter, he is quickly put back on the defensive when reminded that Sandy was there for him when Lucy couldn’t be. Lucy presses him, and in a (very effective) last ditch effort to keep himself from allowing Lucy back in, we see the events which have unfolded above.
Or hell, maybe it’s all Sandy’s fault like some of you accusational lunatics seem to believe.
Kroth November 28, 2011, 1:05 PM EST.
So what’s next, Taeshi? A dark spiral into a School Days styled murderdrama? :3
uapgs November 28, 2011, 1:05 PM EST.
When I first read this, and I have -no- idea why, the first thing I could think of were the various conversations between Emperor Palpatine, Darth Vader, and Obiwan Kenobi and such. I really don’t know why….
The first thing that I feel requires a responce is remarks towards Sandy. Unless specified otherwise on Wensday, for her to be dirrectly responce for Mike’s newly released hatred of Lucy requires such jumping to conclusions that those who have done so may have super powers. For her to be making him happy enough to realise that he dislikes Lucy’s treatment of him, I can believe. Any other interpritation (to be fair, I haven’t attempted to think of any) requires a boatload of misconception. If there’s any person in this fiasco who’s completely innocent (again, unless specified otherwise, kinda like how Tessa was guilty of starting and continuing stuff between her and I believe Jessica), it’s gotta be Sandy. She hasn’t been manipulating Mike, slowly but surely, into being her evil slave, and hasn’t been telling him “hate Lucy hate Lucy hate Lucy” as he slept. Above all else, and I’m more than happy to eat my words come Wensday, all she’s done is love Mike. Shiping gets crazy some times, but seriously. Sandy did -nothing- wrong.
And secondly, I don’t think Mike means what he says. If we see him, after he and Lucy have left eachother alone, and he looks even remotely upset with his own actions, I will have seen it coming a mile away. This isn’t “I’m being Evil now”, or even “I’ve finally had it” talk. At least from what I feel, this is definitely “I’m doing what I think I must” talk. He thinks Lucy’s still dependent of him, and is shattering that connection once and for all. Sure as hell not what I’d consider doing for her, especially considering how their relationship (at least the majority of it that I remember) has been a mess that both had a part in, but it’s definitely going to force Lucy into coping without Mike. He was clear, a bit brutally but still, when she admited her feelings to him. And he’s being pretty clear right now. If we see a shot of him crying to himself over what he had to do, Mike’s gonna have earned a happy, or at least Bittersweet Ending.
That being said, let’s all just hope that Lucy can take it as well as expected. And by that, I mean let’s hope she doesn’t decide to walk off of a building. Lord knows the table sure as hell isn’t getting back together again. Pretty good chance that this assignment over WW2 is going to bomb. And that play is most likely going to get Sue (I think. May have been Daisy) in -trouble-…
Also, gosh darn it, how many Anons, Anonymous, and other such people do I share names with now? I need to pick a name…
Anonymous One November 28, 2011, 1:06 PM EST.
No… Mike doesn’t mean it…. It can’t be true ….. Can it?
9000000000 November 28, 2011, 1:07 PM EST.
Tsundere refers to a female lead who loves the male lead, but shows it through anger and violence because they don’t know how to show their true feelings. Midna in the Zelda games or Lili from Psychonauts are two good examples. I don’t know how old you are but Ayern Sun from Farscape is my favorite non-anime example. Usually it’s attributed to anime, being a japanese term.
Alpha November 28, 2011, 1:09 PM EST.
Dear MikeXLucy shippers,
He says that Sandy helped him see that Lucy has never treated him well because Sandy has treated him well. He has never really had anything other than Lucy toying with him since Sandy left the first time, and he never really noticed how wrong it was until he had Sandy back in his life. Mike and Sandy have a better relationship and Sandy has never done anything that even appears on the same scale as what Lucy has done to him. So, no, she hasn’t been turning him against Lucy in some sort of plot. Her kindness just opened his eyes to how wrong everything Lucy has done is. Don’t hate on Sandy, don’t be overly harsh on Mike (yeah, he isn’t perfect, but he is finally letting years of abuse out), and don’t make Lucy out to be a victim (she caused this. Yeah, nothing she did at any given time is necessarily worse than this, but Mike is finally letting out all the hurt and anger). If you were belittled and abused for years, I strongly doubt you would be half as nice Mike is being in this situation. I have been in a similar situation (caused by my own unwillingness to hurt someone that was close to me), and I know that it hurts for both sides (what, you think Mike is enjoying it? The only reason he hasn’t broken down into tears is because once you tap into the anger you’ve been storing for years, you can not shut it off). If any of you had ever had anything remotely like what Lucy has done to Mike happen to you, you would never think of making Lucy into some sort of idol. Besides, they are teenagers. What, you expect Mike to sit her down and tactfully explain the situation? Do you think Lucy would even give him the chance? Think about their history. Has Lucy ever given him an impression that she can reasonably respond to this sort of situation? I’m pretty sure that if he spent an hour just explaining himself (which he would not be able to do if he tried due to the fact that his anger and pain would not allow him to objectly explain the situation to her) she would feel worse about it than if he just yelled at her. If he yells at her, she can get mad at him to lessen her own pain. If he just started explaining the **** she has done and how it has ruined their friendship, she would be completely and totally emotionally ruined.
And don’t just say Lucy was insecure and that Mike should see that she needs him: Mike was clearly depressed and nobody helped him. Nobody, that is, until Sandy.
Isn’t selective memory amazing?
A reasonable person
A reasonable person November 28, 2011, 1:09 PM EST.
Just saying but….i agree with Mike here. Sandy might not be there but shes really treated him alot better than Lucy has. Shes gone to the extreme of coming to visit him from who knows how far away and even went to his house looking for him and has stuck with him this entire time. Im in a long distance relationship and i know how hard it can be at times. At one point Mike did love Lucy and he even told her and she rejected him pretty harshly and even after all that Mike STILL tried to be there for her and act like a friend. Hes takes years of letting her use him and now he finally cant take it anymore…ive done that too and its very taxing and it breaks you down and eventually you have nothing left to give and have to say no. So Mike I know how you feel man and though i wish you and Lucy could have worked it out i understand why you cant.
anony-mouse November 28, 2011, 1:11 PM EST.
i fill bad for her it might be her fault but that was too harsh
david November 28, 2011, 1:25 PM EST.
Now turns around, forgets about and run away with .
I hope that uses this situation, leaves and make a happy family with .
<<<<——- FOREVER ALONE!
locutor_shadow November 28, 2011, 1:33 PM EST.
i was in that typ of relationship we sat and talked it out and we still are friends but we have our own lives it might hurt
david November 28, 2011, 1:35 PM EST.
I’d find it hilarious if Sandy’s not the saint she seems to be and has been a psychotic passive aggressive bitch the entire time, filling Mike’s head with hate.
Zephyrion November 28, 2011, 1:38 PM EST.
@Dext: There are so many things wrong with what you said I might have to do bullet points:
-Not all abuse is physical, there’s emotional, mental, and sexual abuse as well, and all are just as potentially traumatizing as physical abuse.
-Being a man does not mean someone can’t be a victim of abuse. All it means is it’s less likely people will sympathize with him, as you’ve shown.
-Likewise, women can be abusers too, they can even abuse men. In fact, if their victim has been raised with the belief that you never raise your hand to a woman and that you need to treat them civilly, that makes it even easier for a woman to do as she wants with the thought that “she’s asserting herself as a strong woman” when she’s just being a bitch.
Floweramon November 28, 2011, 1:44 PM EST.
Why Sandy?! Why???!!!
XD November 28, 2011, 1:48 PM EST.
“WHAT IS WITH ALL THE RACKET UP THERE!?!”
QuakeIV November 28, 2011, 1:48 PM EST.
The stippling at the top of the page is really well done! I just noticed the hatching in the beige background in one of the middle panels. Showin’ off dem techniques.
hoe November 28, 2011, 1:52 PM EST.
MIKE YOU ******* DIE IN A FIRE!
ANGRY COAL. November 28, 2011, 1:55 PM EST.
Woooah… Waaay to be overly harsh Mike…
It is true that she’s violent, but I can see the affection behind Lucy being violent and stuff, that’s similar to me and my sisters! But most people don’t really get it, and I know from experience.
Mike should have told her earlier that he didn’t want to be friends rather then just avoiding Lucy and getting annoyed that she wasn’t going to leave him alone. Which is very much a ‘WELL DUH’ situation as she thinks of him as her friend.
So Mike has really brought this on himself, even if he tries to blame Lucy.
crowfether November 28, 2011, 1:57 PM EST.
Ok, I have to agree with Zephyrion. xD If Sandy is feeding Mike some sort of hatred against Lucy because she’s jealous of them being able to see each other daily… oh man I’m sooo wanting to kick her butt! >:U
I’m still rooting for MikeXLucy. Sorry haters
Silversoma November 28, 2011, 1:59 PM EST.
i just want a happy anding with mike and lucy i am thinking now how it would see if they are togheter sooooooo cute if it was an ending i would pick the better way with no anger to each other mike and lucy BE a couple xD just like silversoma i am rooting for mikexlucy xD
thathurt,good? November 28, 2011, 2:18 PM EST.
Right now I’m just wondering what will happen to Mike when/if Mike and Sandy break up, since it seems that he now revoles everything around her….
Penx November 28, 2011, 2:25 PM EST.
Ah, who cares, everyone’s going to end up wrong anyhow.
Missme November 28, 2011, 2:26 PM EST.
As much as I hate to say it I think Mike may be right. Lucy has always been a tagalong while at the same time picking on him for every little thing. Friends also don’t beat each other to the extent Lucy tends to.
Now is the time for Lucy to realize her unending love for Tess!!!!!!
Cyandog182 November 28, 2011, 2:27 PM EST.
Anyone ever think that Sandy helped him “realize” this indirectly?
She didn’t have to friggin say “Lucy’s not your friend” in order to help him “realize” this.
Missme November 28, 2011, 2:30 PM EST.
Sandy that B*@!# I knew I didn’t like her for some reason.
DeLynn November 28, 2011, 2:31 PM EST.
oops.. Mike played one too many of his cards.
Cail November 28, 2011, 2:34 PM EST.
Ouch. Now I think you have gone a little too far, Mike, my boy.
You two have had some good times. Like the ones you had this very night. It is true that she had been a massive burden and a highly violent, ungrateful, and downright toxic one for many years.
But I don’t think you mean it that he was never really her friend. You are going too far in the heat of the moment. It must feel amazingly empowering to get all this shizzle off your chest. You have been suppressing a lot of resentment for a long long time and it is all welling up at once. But you will regret how far you have gone tonight.
As for Sandy’s role, well, she is probably just giving him the kind of advice any good friend from far away would give. It sounds like she treats you like crap. You deserve better. You need to tell her this. That kind of thing.
Sandy does not strike me as particularly devious or jealous.
Fruvous November 28, 2011, 2:34 PM EST.
People are still commenting on this!
Subject-Delta November 28, 2011, 2:34 PM EST.
Hmmm…Well, I think what mike saying to her is what he felt from her treating him in there past. I really think he should say everything he needed to say. But what Sandy said to him to get him to say all this, I’m puzzled…Ooo~
Aoriki November 28, 2011, 2:35 PM EST.
Aww It’s really really bad…
What the hell!
Well I can’t do anithing for this..
Starfix November 28, 2011, 2:43 PM EST.
Hm… Even if Sandy “helped” him indirectly by giving him advice, she’s NO ONE to judge. Has she ever REALLY been there for Mike? No. All she’s ever done is like him via phone.
And to think, she was, or was one of, Lucys best friends. She’s really interviened in Mike & Lucys relationship, no?
C: November 28, 2011, 2:45 PM EST.
Also, I don’t think Mike and Sandy’s relationship will work. They may love each other, but they haven’t seen one another in years. It causes pain, happines, yes, but mostly pain because of the fact they miss each other so badly. Sandy is coming to town. But probably for a week or something, but no more. It means that they go from happiness back to missing and texting each other. I’d rather just stay as friends for so long. Maybe when I’m an adult or something, I would like to renew that relationship. That’s cause then I would have more control over myself and my actions.
Miss Paparoni November 28, 2011, 2:46 PM EST.
>8C **** Sandy. Lucy never did anything that any normal friends wouldn’t do.
nalem November 28, 2011, 2:47 PM EST.
I can understand Michael’s side, but is too much!
Michael, you’re the one who best knowss Lucy here, always knew that the insults were facade, and was one of those ready!!
I only say this: “here you make, here you pay” …
Lucy is paying for what she did to you, so, you will pay for what you did to her …
By the dim light of Tartarus, that misery and sorrow follow you until the day Lucy can forgive you!!
Michael Silvermoon November 28, 2011, 2:47 PM EST.
Let’s face it nobody in this comic has a normal life. Mike’s friends consist of people abusing him. He let Lucy abuse him because he knew how socially awkward she is and it helps her in a way (like a crutch) it wasn’t a matter of standing up for himself (expect for Paulo and David). I dunno about Mike using Lucy as a Sandy replacement though because after Sandy moved they still kept in contact. But he has had his fair share of hurting him as she hurt him. People keep bringing up that moment when Lucy stood up to that thug for Mike, but remember people he was kinda unconsious that time so he doesn’t even know. Plus you can’t even say that because Mike has had his fair share of risking his life to save her too. Even during that moment with the thug and he was drunk he STILL tried to fight back. He has thrown himself off a cliff to save Lucy too. I think Sandy and Mike talked to help him “realize” how Lucy isn’t a friend because she’s been around him all this time. I mean it’s not impossible that they’ve talked about their lives and problems during their phone conversation. And before the phone calls they use to write letters to each other and such so we don’t really have a clear prediction as to what they’ve said to each other or wrote. I mean Mike probably mentioned Lucy once or twice.
moo November 28, 2011, 2:56 PM EST.
Mikey… *giggles darkly*
Why doncha keep on going? This is SURE to help absolutely EVERYTHING wrong with your relationship with Lucy.
Just Keep on Diggin’, Mike…
The_Protagonist November 28, 2011, 2:57 PM EST.
Read the first page of Moving On.
****, ****, ****, ****, ****. Did opportunity just knock?
Just Saiyan November 28, 2011, 3:00 PM EST.
Dude its totally obvious that Lucie’s Bi-polar and immature actions of desperate cries for attention proved her downfall of the ONE guy she confessed her love for. Now she’s paying ten fold for what her past had done. even though i sound horrendous, but that pemfitnah deserves all the whole “CAN-OF-WORMS” for being a meretricious *** of herself . If i were Mike i’d give her absolutely no mercy .
*bows* Please forgive me for my opinion. I did not mean to offend anyone if i did.
Aura L. Fox November 28, 2011, 3:09 PM EST.
Is Lucy’s face in the last panel one of utmost anguish, or maybe one of “Wait, what?” reaction to what Mike said? Seriously, honest question.
Someguy November 28, 2011, 3:10 PM EST.
Wow, Mike’s throwing a hissy fit, but he’s a little right, going overboard, and really exaggerating, but right. Lucy needs to have a little girl time, be alone, and then get out there and show Mike that she doesn’t need him anymore, and she’s not going to try to be friends if he doesn’t want to be. Sheesh!
LeaderCatMS November 28, 2011, 3:13 PM EST.
So Lucy, how will you get yourself out of the years of trouble and pain you caused
Aura L. Fox November 28, 2011, 3:14 PM EST.
Probably not going to happen, but here is my guess:
Cliffhangers. Lots of them. 2 dollars says Mike hates her because she makes things complicated. Sandy showed Mike that Lucy likes him more than a friend.
She never treated him like a friend because she treated him as “more” than that.
Thus Mike is tossed into an emotional whirlwind of “I like Sandy, and I like Lucy, WHAT DO?!”
Probably not actually what’s happening, but I’d LOL if it did.
Emilie November 28, 2011, 3:15 PM EST.
So, does that mean that Sandy’s been telling him over the phone how awful Lucy is, or does that mean that he finally grew the guts to tell her that Sandy’s a better friend to him?
Commentor November 28, 2011, 3:17 PM EST.
You may have a 2/3 chance of being correct.
Aura L. Fox November 28, 2011, 3:17 PM EST.
Just imagine if he finished this conversation by saying how he loved Lucy all this time. Never gonna happen, but I swear I’d laugh so hard if it DID.
domo November 28, 2011, 3:19 PM EST.
I really wish he’d just leave her alone now….. :\ this is disgusting… I don’t care what bull**** excuse you want to come up with for either side. there is no excuse for this. :\
to see people so biased that they would go through all ridiculous means necessary to justify something as horrible as this kills me a little inside :\
rune November 28, 2011, 3:24 PM EST.
how will yashi reacts when she heard about mike and lucy’s breakup? lol
hipster November 28, 2011, 3:24 PM EST.
Probably tear off Flea’s head while yelling some new profanity, make no mistake xD
Mr.My November 28, 2011, 3:26 PM EST.
Y’know I don’t think I ever took the time to actually say how much I hate Sandy. Lucy clearly says that Mike’s her best friend. Just because she has difficulties expressing herself doesn’t mean Mike didn’t know what she meant. He knew he was her best friend…Grahhhh!!!! This all could’ve been avoided if Sandy wasn’t such a nonexistent bitch
Ps. Sorry Sandy, maybe you’re not a bitch but I don’t know that yet
Pps. Lucy you still have Paulo
cheshiregirl November 28, 2011, 3:26 PM EST.
Lucy needs this when she’s an adult, but couldn’t you be gentler?
Autumntail November 28, 2011, 3:35 PM EST.
I can totally see where Mike is coming from, and I can agree he has a point to what he’s saying (and Lucy needed this kind of frontal confrontation to get the point across), but I still have to say that Mike could’ve been gentler. He pretty much just completely crushed the soul of the girl he was having fun playing video games with, like, five minutes ago.
Ditto November 28, 2011, 3:39 PM EST.
Ouch… I don’t like where his “And Sandy helped me realize it…” is going to take this. I’m still for MikexSandy but my active imagination can’t help but think about Sally’s assassination.
Tcj333 November 28, 2011, 3:42 PM EST.
but thats not true… lucy has always treated him like a friend… a rough friend, but a friend either way…
i donno… mabye sandy isn’t as sweet as she may seem… this sounds like sandy is just making mike say this…
hmmmmmmmm! i can’t wait for the next page! O_o
Sue November 28, 2011, 3:45 PM EST.
I don’t think that it’s true when he said he was NEVER her friend…
If he’s not her friend, why is he crying?
Doodlebug November 28, 2011, 3:45 PM EST.
fluffy tail :3
Cata :3 November 28, 2011, 3:54 PM EST.
Hmm…it seems that Mike is finally calling Lucy out on the mixed signals that she sends.
Thought that’s just my observation of matters, atm.
Chocothunda November 28, 2011, 3:56 PM EST.
“And sandy helped me realise it… by being a much better friend than you ever were”
If thats what he says this whole debacle will become much more reasonable.
QuakeIV November 28, 2011, 3:56 PM EST.
Sure she did little boy cat and my toaster tells me to hurt people…You really aren’t supposed to listen to the angry little voices.
Battle-chan November 28, 2011, 3:58 PM EST.
no offece but this doesnt make ay sence to me……..why is he being a jerk when its all his fault i the first place.
when sandy left the first time he went after lucy not becuase he felt bad but becuase HE didnt want to be alone
then he fell for her and kissed her and all that.
to be honest if he acts all high n mighty and thinks he is mature but the turth is no one likes being alone or hated. lucy doesnt deserve it and mike is a hypocrite for saying this
Ellie November 28, 2011, 4:15 PM EST.
and i should point out that all my friend treat me like lucy and we never had any problems EVEN MY BOYFRIEND. tho am not scared of water but moths and to be honest i am worse than lucy whe i see a moth
Ellie November 28, 2011, 4:18 PM EST.
Ok first off why when Mike said he hated Lucy he was crying? Even before he said it! And I agree with Doodlebug…Lucy has always been Mike’s friend! Sandy is just making him say this! Why is it that even in the real world if you have a girlfriend that you can’t be friends with a girl no matter what! But anyway i think more angst is in order and Lucy crying over Mike… Lucy is going to go to Paulo and he is going to try to help her but not be able to….i think Lucy should be with Paulo! At least he is nicer…but then again he is with Jess GDS
And where are Lucy and Mike’s Cute little pets? I miss them!
Ikuto November 28, 2011, 4:20 PM EST.
Rukral is right, she does need this.
And, Ikuto, Mike’s crying while he says it cause it’s really, really hard to tell somebody you hate them, especially when you’ve had any kind of relationship with them for as long as Mike has with Lucy. It’s pretty much saying, “Everything we’ve been through is meaningless, I don’t care about you at all and have even grow to dislike your very existence.” Of course, I’d like to imagine that this is all in his head and he’s unwilling to be around her because of Sandy, but that’s probably untrue. :|
Tamar November 28, 2011, 4:25 PM EST.
I’ve always believed there’s a thin line between hate and love. Indifference seems like the real opposite of love (rather than hate). This is very passionate hate, similar to love…
…I’m just saying…
Pearly November 28, 2011, 4:28 PM EST.
Forgetting Confrontation? You know, the one where she SAVED YOUR ****ING LIFE!?!?!?!?
TheX400096 November 28, 2011, 4:29 PM EST.
this is reinforcing my crack theory that sandy poisoned mike into loving her.
LT_amazil November 28, 2011, 4:30 PM EST.
This will only end when Sandy dies and i’m looking fowrd for this… ¬¬
Camilla November 28, 2011, 4:39 PM EST.
Ok lets all agree on this:
1. Mikes acting like a dick
2. Sandy’s a jealous bitch
and 3. Lucy needed this wake up call to show how dick like mike is
P.S. Haters begone you all know its true and just to be clear I’m not a MikexLucy shipper
Fantome November 28, 2011, 4:39 PM EST.
Confused, “Tsundere” is a Japanese term used to describe a person or character who puts up a touch exterior, but care/loves someone else deeply. Think of Asuka from Evangelion, or Lucy from earlier in the comic.
Ya know, might be one plot point we’re all over-looking here also….. Has Sandy even met with Lucy since she moved away? No? Then think about it, the only knowledge she has to go on is from Mike… who has been hurt by her rejection for some time…. hmm… anyone else think this is a case of miscommunication/Mike’s emotions bleeding through facts more than anything else now? Hmm…
CopicRXXIX November 28, 2011, 4:42 PM EST.
Ok, Mike, sure. She’s not you’re freind, she only saved you’re hacking life, you a**.
G!@nN@ November 28, 2011, 4:42 PM EST.
SUDDEN DAVID MOMENT.
Altchase November 28, 2011, 4:47 PM EST.
Which witch is the bitch? Is Lucy the bitch and Sandy the witch or switch titles? YOU DECIDE!
Grubey November 28, 2011, 4:52 PM EST.
While I agree that Lucy needs/needed a wake up call, for Mike to say he’s never been her friend is either a giant truckload of BS, or he’s an absolute a-hole for leading someone to think they have a friend when they don’t. If Mike didn’t like the way Lucy was treating him, he should have said something, not played along with it all that time.
As for Sandy… I wonder if how she made him realize. It would change how I think of her character. So either she was a total bleep about it, or she was a supportive/caring friend/significant other. Either way, I’m intrigued.
Artemis November 28, 2011, 4:53 PM EST.
I for one really do hope that it wasn’t Sandy influencing him to resent/hate Lucy but that he really has gotten enough of her - because honestly, why shouldn’t he? She has been either obnoxious or rude or abusive and the only time she has ever been honest to him so far was when she confessed her love.
Not saying that I like Mike as a character, most of the time he just plain annoys me with his moping. Still I do hope that this is something solely between Lucy and Mike and that Sandy had just an indirect influence on his realisation.
(Still hoping for a MikexWhoever and LucyxPaulo outcome, although I do assume it will be the expectable MikexLucy in the end anyway. -.-)
Janara November 28, 2011, 4:56 PM EST.
I was listening to within temptation and the song “What have you done” reminds me of this chapter
Mimichi1234312 November 28, 2011, 5:02 PM EST.
mike, you are right, show lucy who’s boss, if she has a problem she should say it now and grow up.
the king November 28, 2011, 5:03 PM EST.
god….im seeing alot of what i did years ago to my best friend… i dont know why i did it but i understand mike. I mean, i dont think he should be doing this…he should get his head out in the light…cuse i think lucy realy is a good friend to him. For a long time i wanted mike and lucy together, but honestly i think lucy and paulo would be better. Paulo REALY cares around lucy and i wish she could see that wonderful person that she has
Sweet Kitty November 28, 2011, 5:09 PM EST.
Lucy……This your chance. You can start standing on your own. SHOW THEM YOUR WILL!
Ryo November 28, 2011, 5:17 PM EST.
So…… Defending him from a bunch of guys trying to beat him up like Lucy did before isn’t something a friend would do then?
WolfSelkey November 28, 2011, 5:24 PM EST.
Somehow, I feel my world crumbles when hers does, and this comic just brings on non-stop depression.
Amy November 28, 2011, 5:27 PM EST.
@Thanatos Listen to yourself. One shouldn’t care about one’s life at any given time? Paulo isn’t a good friend?
Let me pose a few questions to you. Please answer and reveal the depth of your stupidity.
Have you ever been in a life and death situation, Thanatos? Have you stood on the knife’s edge of life and death and decided to do cartwheels?
What is Mike doing but treating a friend like worse than ****?
Who was there when Mike wasn’t? Who was the one who saved Lucy from the river the first time? Who, I pray, has been there despite Lucy’s utter lack of attention to him?
Yes, Lucy didn’t say I love you in the early chapters. She was an insecure little girl who hid behind a facade of physical toughness. If I might recall, who was it who started this? She was starting to open up to Mike when Sandy came in, Mike utterly ignored Lucy, and she was left entirely, utterly alone. So who’s fault was it? Who’s? Who’s to blame for Lucy being hard on the inside, hard and mistrusting and bitter? You were the one who wanted to go so far back, so answer that. Who’s fault is the degree of Lucy’s insecurity?
If you would like to articulate, then go ahead. I’m waiting.
Biblioholic November 28, 2011, 5:35 PM EST.
I think he’s going too far by saying he’s NEVER been her friend…
I mean, she saved his life before, and he’s saved hers. There had to have been SOMETHING along the lines of friendship there.
Konicaa November 28, 2011, 5:53 PM EST.
Since you’re right there at the top, Rukral, I shall respond to you. Where, pray tell, was the vagueness in “no” followed by “I’m not your babysitter anymore, pick yourself up and deal” followed by avoiding her as much as possible? Why do you expect the cause of Lucy’s crumbling psyche to be its cure?
It’s been made quite clear already to Lucy that Mike is now unattainable to her. She’s just been desperately scrambling to hold onto some semblance of friendship. Sure Mike is a security blanket to her, and sure she’d be better off not needing him, but it’s not going to help her to set said blanket on fire when it’s being used as a bridge over the Grand Canyon and she’s clinging to the middle (that metaphor may have sounded better in my head).
42 November 28, 2011, 5:53 PM EST.
I hope Lucy becomes stronger because of this, and when she does, I hope Mike will respect her.
Denial’s not just another river in Egypt Lucy, and there’s not just 1 fish in the sea for you
Sandra November 28, 2011, 5:53 PM EST.
@Biblioholic Wonderful defense.
I don’t think that Sandy is some manipulative bitch, but I feel like she only got half of the story, and stroked Mike’s ego.
Meeps November 28, 2011, 5:54 PM EST.
One cannot be blamed for their nature, and sometimes one’s true
nature can only be discovered when they pass through the fire. If they have to be pulled through by others, they are made of softer stuff than the ones who pass through without flinching, without hesitating, boldly protecting their beliefs and loved ones no matter what. That is that. You can’t fake bravery on that level. Bravado fails far before that. And so one simply cannot be blamed for cowardice. It’s in their nature. There are those who posses bravery and those who do not. Much like the hunger to learn. One can force learning because they have to learn, but they trail behind those who have true passion for knowledge and the drive to obtain it.
To blame one for a lack of an innane trait is as bullheaded as blaming them for their sexual preference, their race, or what culture they were born into.
Biblioholic November 28, 2011, 5:54 PM EST.
Well, there goes any hope of MikeXLucy for a while… I’m a MikeXSandy lover myself. Lucy really needs to snap out of it, yes, it may have been harsh, but Lucy needs to get over him. like, right now. Paulo is always open, you know.
Lucy may have had her moments, but for the most part, she treated everyone horribly, especially Mike.
That doesn’t mean I’m against her being friends with Mike, not at all. That’s the staple of this comic. I just think she needs to stop being a total, well, you know what I mean.
StopTheViolence November 28, 2011, 5:58 PM EST.
I don’t think Sandy deserves any hate. He probably means that she was actually nice to him and gave him honest advice when he talked to her about his problems with Lucy.
Isn’t that what friends do for each other, even WITHOUT being in a romantic relationship?
Shannon November 28, 2011, 6:01 PM EST.
Honestly, I think that if Sandy actually knew about this and how it’s going to affect Lucy, she would probably give him her version of a verbal-beatdown.
ahmmy November 28, 2011, 6:06 PM EST.
Okay, I understand your point, but think about it. You are in elementary school, and you fall in love with someone. Are you going to chose the girl you love? or the girl who constantly yells at you and beats you up? I would ignore her as well, because she was being awful to me. Once she at least, oh, I don’t know, APOLOGIZED (gasp!) then, i would reconsider.
Seriously, where in this entire comic does Lucy Apologize? where. find it. I dare you.
I respect you for standing up to that total meathead Thanatos, I just disagree with you on that point of view
idk November 28, 2011, 6:07 PM EST.
Also, I love how Mike and Lucy fits the Living Emotional Crutch trope to a T.
Odash November 28, 2011, 6:14 PM EST.
Sandy did nothing but give him something he wanted above all else. She’s not to blame. She tried to include Lucy, back in the first grade. She tried. She’s just one of those people who make other people happy. A people pleaser. And those people turn out to be sad, sad people. I have no quarrel with Sandy.
Truth be told, this really is just a blameless and unfortunate series of events that, in hind sight, could have been avoided so very easily. You can blame Mike for what he did when he was nine, you can blame Lucy for what she didn’t do, and when she did get the courage to do it, but the only deed I see true blame to be had for lies at Michael’s feet. Right now. He’s doing this to her… so he isn’t tempted later, so she doesn’t “get in the way” when Sandy is there. So he won’t have the choice. That is simply, unquestionably, irrevocably wrong and selfish.
Does that answer your question, idk? Probably not. So let’s continue.
Despite all that Lucy did to him, he led her on. For this entire time, he’s led her on, stayed friend with her, despite all this. Lucy might use him as a psychological crutch, but I think Mike used her as one as well, for a long time. She was his Sandy fill-in when they never contacted each other. He kept her, kept leading her on, even after he got back in contact with Sandy. And now that the real one’s coming, really coming, he’s decided to brutally ditch her, once and for all, irrevocably.
As I said, wrong.
Biblioholic November 28, 2011, 6:15 PM EST.
I’m still holding out for MikexLucy. While I’m not going to jump to any wild conclusions about what Sandy may or may not have done, I doubt that she got the whole story/fully understands the situation. Also, while this will probably end up being for the best in the long run, I’m hard pressed for finding a worse way of going about it. Bad things are going to happen. Soon.
Lyons November 28, 2011, 6:16 PM EST.
I kinda find the whole Sandy-hatred strange…does she even remember who Lucy is? Unless she somehow knows the entire situation and has been manipulating Mike, the hatred is very hard to justify (short of insane troll logic )
But I do feel bad for Lucy, she could really use a hug right now . Even though this might be going too far, she has had it coming. How many years of abuse/crappy friendship has Mike endured? Dealing with someone who is suppossed to be your best friend but also harshly insults/hits you for a couple years will cause you to hate that person even subconciously (and i’m over analyzing this aren’t I )
Kaiser November 28, 2011, 6:18 PM EST.
What is wrong with the commentators saying she needs to get over Mike? In case you missed earlier in this chapter while “reading it”, she had already been convinced to just be happy he is. *shakes head* And if she treated him so very badly all this time, why did he keep on good terms and hang around with her so actively. Stop trying to justify Mike’s recent being a jerk like that. Hayley already says he’s meaner when it isn’t Sandy He is talking to! *facpalms* No… Sandy replacement isn’t a good enough answer…
Hoheh is starting to notice a disconcerting habit in comments…
Hoheh November 28, 2011, 6:21 PM EST.
@Idk Lucy apologises to Mike (too late) in the chapter named “Pick Me Up”.
Redd November 28, 2011, 6:21 PM EST.
Dang, didn’t make it in time to edit my post. Well, hooray for copy and paste!
Oh, and to those who think Lucy’s actually been a (you know) to Mike, she didn’t know how to accurately express her feelings, and didn’t truly realize those feelings until it was too late. She has treated him like a friend, because that’s just how she treated friends (although him more harshly because of her unrealized feelings.)She’s treated him like a true friend many times, too.
But honestly, it’s official canon that Sandy doesn’t even remember who Lucy is, or has only very vague memories of her. Much less knows that any of this is happening.
ahmmy November 28, 2011, 6:22 PM EST.
I think it’s funny that a vast majority of the people who read this comic seem to say the weirdest stuff in the comments. They talk as if they know exactly whats going to happen next even though some of their theories can be akin to a deaf unicorn jumping off a balcony and crapping aardvarks all over everyone.
Omnomasaur November 28, 2011, 6:22 PM EST.
I subscribe to the Theory that Veronica and her helpers are some type of Demon / Being that absorbs Negative Energy.
I totally don’t mean that in an insulting way.
I’m just saying I know someone in the 9 Hells is getting off on all of the fan responces.
And I bet it’s totally you, Taeshi. Sandy may not be a Mustache twirling villain, but I bet you’re curling the ends of your hair, with an evil smile on your face, as the internet rage builds up.
What are you planing!?!
Anonymous One November 28, 2011, 6:24 PM EST.
I want everyone to go to the gallery and go to the very last page and look at the very first image posted there. It’s sandy being a huge bitch and killing daisy
I\'m a turtle November 28, 2011, 6:25 PM EST.
I have no idea how Sandy made him realize that.
Mangoes November 28, 2011, 6:28 PM EST.
@ahmmy Mike confessed to everything when he first called Sandy. So Sandy would know her name at least.
Edit: stupid link…
Biblioholic November 28, 2011, 6:30 PM EST.
Well, this may be what Lucy needs in the long term, but I think Mike is in a bit of denial here. He’s frustrated with Lucy, yes. Frustrated that she never allowed him to make a pass. He did use her as a substitute for Sandy. And Lucy did hang around with Mike because he tolerated her. At least, that’s how it was in the early days on a purely superficial level.
Mike does genuinely like Lucy. Its sort of obvious, considering how he interacted with her before getting the text from Sandy. Lucy genuinely cares for Mike, and not just as a crutch. She was happy for him when he got the good news, and she’s always liked him on some level or another. She would push him away when he got a little too close, yes, but she had her reasons. Just as Mike had his reasons for liking Lucy.
I still think he’s a bit of a jerk for being so cruel to her. He could be frank without being spiteful and condescending.
BlueSaved November 28, 2011, 6:32 PM EST.
Lucy must feel terrible right now…
RageFromQuitting November 28, 2011, 6:33 PM EST.
Honestly, i thought that Lucy would say something like “If you really hate me, then hit me right now! Show me that you truly hate me!” Ahwell, guess i should known better. ^^;
Kitson November 28, 2011, 6:35 PM EST.
Taeshi, I’m just letting you know that you have called down the wrath of the commentarians. I’m sure you’re totally aware of this, but the implications may be damaging to some of your readers. Just saying.
Baeleox November 28, 2011, 6:36 PM EST.
@I\’m a turtle: It’s post #4 and it’s a parody of an anime. School Days. Yes I do know the post number offhand. Come on…
Hoheh November 28, 2011, 6:37 PM EST.
Does that part of the comic even exist? It feels like the silly/”low quality” bits of the series are non-canon compared to the dramatic/”high quality” comics.
Kinda wish it wasn’t, since you can see even there how Mike and Lucy used to roll, and how weird it is that he would get insulted over time by it.
Maybe I’m missing something. Someone care to enlight me on a few things? Maybe with specific examples? When did Mike suddenly decide that he started to dislike how Lucy treated him? Heck, when was he above doing that himself? As far as I know, the only real hints to it was during the Confrontation Arc, and it just seemed like a normal friend-fight…. A New Leaf’s after it, isn’t it? I just don’t understand…..
Anonymous One November 28, 2011, 6:37 PM EST.
When Sandy comes, I hope Lucy swings around and quietly tells her what’s been going on, and then just leaves and wipes her hands clean of the situation.
I think Sandy would be slightly disturbed that Mike is so bitter whenever he gets done talking to her and realizes that he has to actually walk around, and, for the most part, live without her when she isn’t there.
I respect Mike for having the guts to say all this, but I’d much rather see Sandy’s reaction to Mike’s behavior, and therefore I eagerly await her visit.
Tickle Monster November 28, 2011, 6:49 PM EST.
omgomgomg im so sadd no me gustaa i get tense and anxious for every new page oh and I HATE YOU SANDY!
Aurora November 28, 2011, 6:51 PM EST.
Is he right? Yes.
Is he right to handle it this way? Nope.
I want to be on Mike’s side because I liked him in the early chapters and I want things to work out for him. But he’s making it real hard here. Lucy did kinda screw his life a little, but considering things are on the up and up for him and Sandy, and have been for a while, does he really have any reason to be so bitter?
Tell her the truth, sure, but you don’t have to cut her heart out, for crying out loud.
You’re losing fans, Mikey. Chill out, bro.
MykelTDT November 28, 2011, 6:56 PM EST.
Damn for not being able to edit a second time.
That post got me reading a bit. I really do miss the old BCB. Not that I don’t mind the Drama and all, but it’s been a while since I’ve thrown my head back and laughed like that.
Anonymous One November 28, 2011, 6:58 PM EST.
Mike you really are a JERK-FACE!!
Peter November 28, 2011, 7:02 PM EST.
He does realize Lucy could snap and Make this one of those Murder/suicide Package deals Right?
AnthonyDafox November 28, 2011, 7:04 PM EST.
… whats so great about mike? i dont get it.
Aktherion November 28, 2011, 7:04 PM EST.
i hate you sandy!
reaper November 28, 2011, 7:05 PM EST.
I FREAKEN HATE YOU,
Epicosity November 28, 2011, 7:05 PM EST.
Lucy has been pummeled with this information for a long time, she just never heard it directly from mike like this. Accept some of what he’s saying Lucy, it’s about time you did.
Faceless32 November 28, 2011, 7:13 PM EST.
She needed to pick herself back up on her own.
…but as soon as she was getting over it…this? poor kitty.
I don’t think Mike’s really the type to hate people is he? That’s maybe the only confusing part
…but then again, maybe he was really upset over something, and he needed to let it, out…but on Lucy? I guess there would be a connection there with…yeah.
One more thing, you know when some teens get all Love-blind and junk? and start practically worshiping their Boy/Girlfriend like they’re maybe Jesus and they start to believe and completely honor everything they say and put them ahead of all of their other friends and maybe even family?
I’m not saying it is the case, but I’m throwing the possibility out there.
I mean, that one last sentence could mean a million things.
There are three ways this could go, Awkward silence, Mike yelling more, or Lucy fighting back.
Can Mike’s siblings or parents not hear this all downstairs?
The_Wise_Elizah November 28, 2011, 7:23 PM EST.
She should regain composure, raid his fridge, and strut out of that house like a BAMF…
Then go home and cry into her pillow and not go to school for the next week.
JL November 28, 2011, 7:27 PM EST.
mike mike mike
you and lucy where very good friends and yes at some points she hasn’t really treated you right but i think the times she has over looks the time she hasn’t
also lucy im not sure why you fell for him in the first place
i’f i had been you as soon as sandy left i wouldn’t have started to like mike
especially if they were sending letters, meaning sandy never really left mike’s mind
in other words you didn’t really have a chance to begin with
you deserve better.
kkid210 November 28, 2011, 7:27 PM EST.
what the hell mike you apparently forgot the first few hundred pages of this comic in which you and Lucy were not only friends but BEST friends and then you got that stupid cell phone did you even think about how sandy could have changed and be leading her own different life with a REAL boy friend and be telling you what you want to here! gah i hope this is resolved when that witch gets here
rocky November 28, 2011, 7:29 PM EST.
GOOD GOD MIKE SHUT THE HECK UP
Firefly November 28, 2011, 7:30 PM EST.
Seems like Lucy isn`t gonna slap his face and make him straight,huh…
BitterSweetCandyBowl November 28, 2011, 7:33 PM EST.
How the heck did that happen? What
WHat even is
okay. first off Mikey SANDY? made you realize? that’s BULL
secondly Lucy’s been with ya the whole way? do you know what friend’s are? damn she even made you smile and laugh when you were all grumpiness over there in that little corner of misfits //
yea friends have their positives and definitely their negatives… but they’re still friends C:
HellinTheCloudz November 28, 2011, 7:36 PM EST.
Guys, I just wanted to say that this totally happened to me in RL except roles reversed, and we aren’t friends anymore and haven’t been for a long time. This is something that will completely destroy MikexLucy.
Cas November 28, 2011, 7:42 PM EST.
Mike. You realize that Lucy is going to become depressed, and all your friends are going to blame you. Dont say I didnt warn you
sammi November 28, 2011, 7:44 PM EST.
Oh Mike… you gonna die tonight >:D
Plus you pretty much screwed Sandy here.
Spinnner. November 28, 2011, 7:50 PM EST.
Crap. Someone’s gonna get hurt… and I’m not sure who…
I’m a little scared….
DavidLovesPoodles November 28, 2011, 7:54 PM EST.
Im actually kinda happy for this to finally happen. Now the it has been made clear to Lucy that this clinging crap is over and there is no hope of her having mike,she can finally develop past this. Seriously, the Lucy/Mike drama has been way to extensive, even for a dramedy.
Sirius November 28, 2011, 7:55 PM EST.
What does he mean, Sandy helped him? Does he mean their relationship helped him “see the light”, or did she insert her own opinions in the situation in some way? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm…
PossiblyVenomous November 28, 2011, 8:07 PM EST.
Mike’s ALL CAPS RAGE! Of course, Lucy could kickhis *** easily, but she wont. We may even see her turn a little…you know…dark side. That Emo kid in previous chapters could be getting a lot friendlier to her soon. You know, once he gets her head out of the noose.
Yootah November 28, 2011, 8:18 PM EST.
Really? I thought she always did treat him like a friend….ya know? when he came over to play! No one said you had to go to her house, Mike!
Lucy! turn to your left side so you can’t hear his crap!
ArcTypeMakoto November 28, 2011, 8:30 PM EST.
He hates lucy…as a friend. He doesnt enjoy sandy being his gf and wants lucy to be his gf guys!
Airborn999 November 28, 2011, 8:31 PM EST.
Remember you can only burn the witch if she weighs the same amount as a duck
Jack November 28, 2011, 8:37 PM EST.
I still think that Mike may not totally hate her 100%, but I agree that Lucy needs to hopefully use this to get past him and to make herself stronger! I believe that she can be so much better from this (kick that a$$hole to the curb, Luce ). On the other hand, she maaaaaaaaaay become even more unstable and go apesh*t on Sandy once she appears. Poor girl didn’t even do anything.
Good luck BCB team.
P.s Lol on Wheat’s delivery
Chi.chan November 28, 2011, 8:38 PM EST.
Isn’t he simply cutting off ties with Lucy because he does not want her to mess up his current relationship with Sandy? About 5 pages ago or so, they both seemed pretty happy. Huh. :I
SSammy20 November 28, 2011, 8:39 PM EST.
*takes out torch and pitchfork*
Julka November 28, 2011, 8:49 PM EST.
http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c12/p19.html I think Mike should be reminded of everything Lucy did for him. Unappreciative little…-.-
Kite November 28, 2011, 8:59 PM EST.
he’s gonna use sandy as an excuse, he could say he finally realize alone, but doing this, lucy will haaaaate sandy a lot
Knight-K November 28, 2011, 9:00 PM EST.
I totally think that Mike was right about Lucy not treating him fairly.. but.. he doesn’t have to hate her..? On the bright side, I like LucyxAugustus, maybe this will be the time she goes to him.. instead of leaning on mike.. maybe she’ll find out Augustus’ secret..
Hatsune Miku November 28, 2011, 9:07 PM EST.
I NEW IT THAT BITCH SANDY WAS INVOLVED I WILL HUNT HERE DOWN RIP HER TO PIECES AND BURN HER LIFELESS CORPS AND FEED THE REMAINS TO MY DOG
SHE SHALL PAY FOR HE TREACHERY, SHE SHALL RUE THE DAY, RUE IT !!!!!
I’m also sure and hope that lucy will flip on sandy when she comes and there’s a huge (pun unintentional) cat fight. , I love me some cat fights
Rozon November 28, 2011, 9:14 PM EST.
But…she seemed so nice…
klv3s November 28, 2011, 9:15 PM EST.
Mike Is not speaking true otherwise he will not be crying the main problem is Lucy, she already was thinking about give up everything, only two posibble case escenario can happen, Paulo or Augus, my money is in Augus but Paulo must have a chance but that mean bring a hell of punch to Mike for broke Lucy´s heart
Katanasoul November 28, 2011, 9:17 PM EST.
I assume he doesn’t mean Sandy literally told him “LUCY IS SO MEAN TO YOU DITCH HER <”
She just doesn’t seem like she’d do that, so I would believe he meant that he realized he could do better than Lucy when he met Sandy and found out how a real friend would/should treat him.
That being said at least Lucy was trying to change and be nice to him because she still wanted to be friends.
Forgive and forget, Mikeeee. ;-; I liked the comics where you two got along, but oh well. I shall wait and see, I suppose.
Kimz November 28, 2011, 9:35 PM EST.
Sigh, to all of those who say that “Mike never told Lucy that he didn’t like her”, I’m sorry but you are wrong u_u Read chater 25: Left Behind page 4 ( http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c25/p4.html )
BUT! That is Mike’s version of the history! There are hopes that he didn’t exactly said that back then!
I’m neutral to all the characters, I find them all interesting (well, maybe I do hate Daisy a little bit ). Still, I find Mike an hypocrite lately =/ you can’t say “oh dear! Poor of me! That person treats me sooo bad!” just because you don’t love that person anymore, because… well, YOU USED TO LOVE HER/HIM!!
If you fall in love with someone, you get blind to some of their defects, you don’t care at all. So, saying that you hate someone after that is to lie you yourself and being hypocrite. Sigh, I wanted to say that I hated my exboyfriend, but I talked to myself: “Yeah, say that you hate him, but you dated him for two years!”.
Now, see chapter 12: Confrontation pages 3 and 4 ( http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c12/p3.html ). Mike defends Lucy saying “You clearly don’t know her”. What is that supposed to mean, huh? He clearly knew that Lucy wasn’t as mean as she appears to be, he didn’t said that she was “clingy”.
What happened after that? Well…
1. He stopped being in love with her and saw her flaws and decided she wasn’t his ideal of girl.
2. As many of you say, he got tired (but that could be related to reaseon #1)
I’m not saying that Lucy wasn’t clinging, I just want to point out how Mike changed his opinion about Lucy. Yeah, he said when they were young “I don’t like you!” but then he was all “you don’t know her” and then, with Tess he said “oh, she depends on me”, and now “I hate her!”.
So, in few words: yes, Mike might got over Lucy and found out her flaws, but he is being an hypocrite when he says that he hates her when there was a time that he was nuts about her.
Now, remember that Lucy’s first crush was Paulo, so I find completely natural that she didn’t reciprocate Mike’s feelings on the first place. I dunno when exactly she fell in love with Mike (if there is a formspring answer to this, please let me know), but hey, maybe she didn’t even loved him when Mike kissed her on their 12 years old! And maybe when she started developing feelins for Mike she could fear “hey… Mike loves me because of me? Or because he still sees some of Sandy in me…?”. Of course, as Taeshi said in formspring ( http://www.formspring.me/taeshi/q/ 263190168553392596 ) Lucy’s fault was that she didn’t sit and analyzed her own feelings, but I would like to know exactly when she started developing this feelings
But oh well! Let’s enjoy the drama! *prepares popcorns* And relax people! Both kids have their flaws!
PS/Edit: Now, if Mike really doesn’t want to hang out with her, that’s cool. When I see my ex, I treat him in a neutral way, like if he was a classmate, I even have accepted going out for a coffee with him but I didn’t yelled at him, in fact, when I was angry when I decided to finish our relationship, I avoided him because our feelings were pretty strong and dangerous. Then I decided that there was nothing more hurtful than being indiferent: Hate and love are a step away from each other. Now again… I’m 24, and Lucy and Mike are almost ten years younger than me
Teh Lvy! November 28, 2011, 9:35 PM EST.
I can’t take it! Next page! I hate waiting!!
Meg November 28, 2011, 9:38 PM EST.
…I am so hype for Wednesday…
Turtle Hermit November 28, 2011, 9:45 PM EST.
She’s starting to collapse. And now I really wanna know how it will be. I just wonder why so much shouting and misinterpretated feelings instead of a good conversation..
CMR November 28, 2011, 9:50 PM EST.
You’ve never been her friend? Lucy, this would be a good time to use the “you jumped off a bridge for me” card.
Also, no, Mike! The homework!
Turbocharge November 28, 2011, 9:51 PM EST.
wow. epic lucy sad face, all the way. especially the first panel. good arting, taeshi.
alright. speculation time.
1: lucy gets a VERY minor case of SERIOUS insanity, and trys to kill sandy in a week.
2: lucycide and the bcb universe implodes, as previously stated, or attempted lucycide and mikeXlucy starts up again, or
3: lucys mind kinda gets blown (think it already did, actually, from her expression, but i mean like world-perception shattering mind-blowyness) and just kinda sits in the fetal posission and crys herself to sleep.
oh, and the little brother will have been watching from thedoor the whole time.
P.S. anyone catch the little easter egg in there? FLINGBOUNCELASERGEL PORTAL FOR TEH CAKE!
yeah. big videogame nerd.
curtisimo - Wheatleys! the deliciously moronic cereal.
curtisimo November 28, 2011, 10:09 PM EST.
Mike is…. Crying manly tears at the worst possible moment
Woodensword November 28, 2011, 10:11 PM EST.
I’m very curious on how she made him realize this. I don’t hate Sandy in anyway and I believe whatever Mike made him think he hated Lucy all this time and gives Sandy credit for it was done unintentionally from her.
I don’t think she the kind who just tell Mike to end this long friendship him and Lucy have (or had now). I really hope he’s not going to compare Lucy to Sandy on how they each treat him because that’s just hurtful and will only makes things worse. I hate that he thinks (he may be lying) Lucy never treated him like a friend when many times she was. She’s not the greatest friend in the world, but still.
I agree, Lucy needed something to help with her dependence issues, but she did not need to be told, “I’ve never been your friend…” after many years with Mike since childhood and to now have her think it was all nothing, but fake.
Sepiawolf November 28, 2011, 10:12 PM EST.
I seriously love this suspense. Beautifulll coloring, I might add <3
My prediction: Maybe Sandy has shown him how bad Lucy has been just by being herself? I mean, she is sweet and treats him well- like a real friend should. It’s easy to tell who has treated him like a real friend and who has not. I don’t know- even as MikexLucy as I am I think Sandy is as innocent as can be. Anywho, super excited for the next page! <3
anonon November 28, 2011, 10:18 PM EST.
Oh, these comments. They are extremely entertaining.
Personally, I think Mike’s right to hate her. She’s been cruel towards him and he’s taken her crap long enough. To cling onto him and deny all of this is pointless. Mikey, put her in her place and let her crawl to someone else; you’re finally free.
Arcaii November 28, 2011, 10:19 PM EST.
Poor Lucy, but Mike has to get her off of his back somehow. I just hope this doesn’t turn into the kind of drama where someone either wants to commit suicide or murder. Anyone else have the same thought process?
JCB14 November 28, 2011, 10:21 PM EST.
U FREAKIN IDIOT MKIE I HATE YOU FOR ALL ETERNITY I WILL NEVER FORGIVE U FOR THIS * EATS CANDY * NEVER COME BACK AND THATS TO UR SNADY TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
luvercandy November 28, 2011, 10:24 PM EST.
Oh cuz you know, Lucy risking her life for you more than once, Mike, isn’t real friendship. [/sarcasm]
I get why Mike is doing this, but he made a mistake in saying Lucy was never a friend and that Sandy had a hand in his current feelings. Angst ho!
Kixxar November 28, 2011, 10:32 PM EST.
wow…this is the best comice u have read so far…it took me 1 whole week to read up to hear….mam ur art is amsing i love it i will keep reading….i really love this comic i just wish i had a credte card to buy the book on ur store and buy an key chain…but sadly i dont…. but i will keep reading!
nintendoP1 November 28, 2011, 10:41 PM EST.
Man, this scene is a trainwreck in slow motion. I want to fast forward to Sandy’s arrival, see what she makes of Mike now.
revengineer November 28, 2011, 10:51 PM EST.
Lucy probably wants to murder Sandy right now. O_O
Fangirl November 28, 2011, 10:51 PM EST.
You can tell mike Was hesitant, and that he was upset or heart bout this :.(
Megaluigiman November 28, 2011, 10:55 PM EST.
Ha ha ha. Nice to see the camp of Lucy-sympathizers showcasing a quality apologetic of their own. Good job in that defense, Biblioholic! even though you’ll hate me for saying so.
Mess November 28, 2011, 10:57 PM EST.
@Arcaii, yeah, because Lucy competing with him, jokingly calling him a “jerkface”, and just acting the way she does due to an inability to open up to anyone, that Mike himself helped create when he completely abandoned her for Sandy back in… First grade I think obviously justifies him hating her.
Now, on a more serious note, Lucy really looks like she’s on the edge of a mental breakdown here. Wouldn’t be too surprised if she just went home, tears streaming down her face, went to her room, and just curled up on her bed can’t wait for the next page
Edit: oh ya, almost forgot. Since Mike hates talking about Lucy in general, I highly doubt that he even told Sandy about her existence. He’s probably just comparing how the 2 treat him, using Abbey’s black and white standpoint, seeing Sandy as nice, polite, and just over-all perfect, while looking at Lucy as abrasive, rude, and a complete bitch, never taking into account the trust problem he helped cause. Let the angst continue
Gira156 November 28, 2011, 10:58 PM EST.
I think Mike meant more that Sandy’s kindness showed him what a real friend was like, not “Yes… Lucy is hurting you, while I am helping you >:3”. Also, I don’t think Lucy will blame Sandy. I mean, she even says in the comic while they’re all on vacation that she was afraid Mike never really cared about her, and thought she was just a replacement for Sandy. So in a way, I think she’s not freaking out about what he’s saying, just having a nervous break-down about her worst nightmares being true.
at least, that’s what I think
tHe PuRpLe ShAdOw November 28, 2011, 11:01 PM EST.
I would’ve laughed if he said it in the wrong ear and she would’ve just been standing there and then pointed to her ear.
There’s way too much drama. Can we just switch over to David real fast? A bit of comedy? Make a epic cliff hanger, Taeshi!
EpicGamerGirl November 28, 2011, 11:09 PM EST.
Crap, I know I already posted on this page but, I just had to say in response to Epic Gamer Girl that if Tae leaves us hanging from this drama on wednesday I’m gonna **** a brick. I look forward to this so much and the sudden break from the drama would kill me inside. I MUST KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!!!! *flails about*
Skykittykat November 28, 2011, 11:27 PM EST.
MiM November 28, 2011, 11:40 PM EST.
I vote we do what epic gamer girl says
The spoiler alert November 28, 2011, 11:41 PM EST.
The sheer stupidity and rabid sandy/mike hate in some of these comments is depressing. I know expecting any better from a mixed bag of strangers on the internet is silly, but come on. Because she’s “in the way” of a relationship between two people who seem pretty damn far apart now emotionally, she’s automatically a scheming bitch? What the hell is wrong with you people?
If this is how you react to CHARACTERS, I have to wonder how you react to real complex social situations.
Silva November 28, 2011, 11:57 PM EST.
…Anyone ever think this might be set up?
For one he’s crying. While this may show that he does care for her but still wants to make a clean break, it could also be that he just doesn’t want to do this.
Two, the Sandy reference. “Oh hey yea, Sandy told me you were ttly a bitch, I want you out of my life. Bye!” …It just doesn’t seem like a Mike thing to do.
Maybe he expressed his concerns to Sandy, and they’re doing this to make her independent. She can’t rely on Mike all of her life, and maybe Mike is acting this out to make Lucy grow a pair and take control of her life. No offence against Lucy, really. I love her to bits.
Maybe this is for Lucy’s own good. It doesn’t have to be a bad thing, yknow
JustOneReason November 29, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
insert midnas desperate hour here
So sad he dosen’t even find her a friend
Z November 29, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.
Well, since it’s too late to edit my last comment, and I probably won’t even remember my train of thought soon, I’ll say this now.
For you Mike supporters out there who say that Mike is right in how he’s treating Lucy, and I’m talking about in general, not just this page or even this chapter, but the constant ignoring her, other stuff that i don’t feel like naming now, etc. Mike is justifying his actions by that “There is no excuse for hurting a friend”, and that “Lucy did the same thing to him”, well now that he’s hurting Lucy, he’s contradicting himself by going against the “no excuse” part. Then completely goes against Abbey’s other stand that was revealed when he saved Tess from the dog(i can’t remember his name if it was even given) that regardless of Tess’s past actions, it doesn’t justify his abuse in the present. Could the same not be said of how Mike is treating Lucy, based on her past actions?
Mike uses Abbey’s logic to justify his actions, but his actions in their own way go against Abbey’s logic, so what justification does he really have to treat Lucy the way he is?
Gira156 November 29, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.
@Silva Most of those people haven’t HAD any real complex social situations…
Locho Lol November 29, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.
This makes me sad… so, so sad… T_T
Noble_6 November 29, 2011, 12:38 AM EST.
Wow, Mike isnt holding anything back.
ThatOtherMichael November 29, 2011, 12:39 AM EST.
I simply can’t help but feel bad for Lucy. I don’t feel like she ever meant harm to Mike, and him thinking she never treated him like a friend is ignorant (or love-blind?). Just like little elementary school kids, they tease and poke fun at each other because they like each other. Lucy never grew out of that phase, since she’s known Mike since. She never knew how to embrace her then new-found feelings for him, and therefore never acted on them. She’s inept at analyzing her emotions, and that isn’t her fault. Mike wants to blame what he thinks was a waste of time, not a friendship, on someone, and Lucy seems the likely culprit. This entire situation ( along with bringing up that Sandy physically was the one to tear these two apart) is going to emotionally destroy Lucy, and I can’t see her recovering, ever. If she’s made any progress in the years of emotional control and analysis, it will all be for naught and she’ll be back at the inept block number 1. She will probably have lasting friendship, relationship, trust, and emotional issues unless Mike makes an effort to empathize and work with Lucy in the very near future. These kinds of wounds only grow deeper with time.
eccentrik November 29, 2011, 12:41 AM EST.
Sandy will dump Lucy, Mike will regret his words. Lucy will forgive him, but she will end with bad boy Paulo, because she changed him for the better.
kelistics November 29, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.
@Gira156 and eccentrik: My thoughts exactly; I could not have said it better.
Mick G. November 29, 2011, 1:04 AM EST.
I have to say Taeshi, you really took the wind out of my suspicions. They kind of fell apart earlier and you keep destroying ever shred of expectation I have and instead doing something far grander. While I do love Mike x Lucy for their crazy antics, this is another hole in that almost sunken ship. If they do ever get together I think that’d be the end of the comic. A happy ending to the bittersweet memories of their childhood. A lot of people have raged about… well, everything really. Lucy’s being a wuss, Lucy deserved this, Mike’s a **********, Mike’s a hero, Sandy’s a she-devil, Sandy had nothing to do with this directly! Personally my only qualm with this is now I have to wait for Wednesday! Bravo~!
Also way to make almost everyone in your fan-base angry at once. It has been glorious.
The Sarcastic Spoon November 29, 2011, 1:18 AM EST.
You’re keeping things interesting, aren’t you, Taeshi? Well, guess what, you succeeded
Fortunos November 29, 2011, 2:25 AM EST.
taeshi what have you done….. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE, this comic was so godamn good b4 all this shiz… why have you destroyed the good happy times and brought this, this teribble… why, just why taeshi
Aries November 29, 2011, 2:27 AM EST.
@A reasonable person,
*applause* very well said, i agree with your sentiment. honestly, i am astounded at the level that others here tune out all the facts depending on what they ship. sometimes it seems like we’re talking to a bunch of kids who are covering their ears when others bring up points that counter their beliefs.
stop using chapter 12 as your key defense, it was one chapter out of 68 chapters. it’s not like it’s the deus ex machina of evidence, if you’re gonna argue mXl or sandy/mike hate you better be backing it with some good proof. cause honestly i’m agreeing with mike at this point, he makes a strong argument to his case. he does seem to get a bug up his @$$ when lucy is around and you can’t ignore that he has been severely mistreated throughout the majority of the comic. yeah lucy is trying to change herself and you say she doesn’t deserve what she’s getting from mike. but where is the equality in this argument? mike has suffered years of abuse from lucy and a few months of good deeds is not nearly enough time to redeem what she has done to mike for years, that’s like saying a career villain has redeemed themselves because they did one good deed. that just is not an equal equation. in my opinion she still has a LOT of work to do to redeem herself to mike.
For the love of god, stop blinding yourself because you are so hardcore lucy fans. one sandy is not a “dull” character, she’s an undeveloped character. Taeshi has not really gone into that great a detail on sandy’s character, so saying she’s “dull” when you don’t even know her full story is extremely ignorant. heck she picked up mike so she must not be that bad of a character. second, she’s not a manipulative bi-atch, remember this is mike’s perspective. there’s no plot from sandy, in fact to say there is a plot would completely against her character archetype. she has shown herself to be a nice girl. if she had said something about lucy (because of her archetype) it would’ve been something to push lucy and mike closer, not spread them apart. she would encourage their friendship. Sandy is just the victim of misinterpretation because of mike’s POV.
*whew* sorry for the rant but i had to get that off of my chest.
strider November 29, 2011, 2:41 AM EST.
Besides the whole hate thing, has anyone else noticed the sharpness of lucy’s tail?
Reiza November 29, 2011, 2:51 AM EST.
@Reiza: Cat tails actually do that when they’re excited. Lucy’s big and highly -rounded tail just makes it more obvious. Well, more disturbed than excited in her case.
Hoheh November 29, 2011, 3:07 AM EST.
You know, i think it was about time Mike stood up and told Lucy this. It wasn’t the most eloquent way to go about it, but it’s what needed to happen. So many people here think Mike’s a horrible person and Lucy is just a victim and a poor, poor person. I think they’re wrong. I also would venture to guess a lot of them have never been in Mike’s shoes.
I have, and I can say it is awful. It is the worst feeling in the world to give everything you have to someone, and realize they do not value you as anything more then a crutch, or a toy. You’re there for them because they need someone to dump on, someone to cling to, someone to project their emotions onto, and talk at not to. But when the time rolls around for them to be a friend, they never are. They’re distant, and cruel, and act as though their entitled to treat you like dirt. Then when you get upset or have your feelings hurt they act like you’re the worst person to ever exist, and that you have no right to make /them/ feel so bad, to hurt /them/. If you ever need to talk or just want to do something other then what they want they bully you into doing what they want or blatantly tell you they don’t want to talk about your problems because it’s ‘bringing them down’.
Being treated like this might not seem like a big deal to people who’ve never been in this situation, but after awhile it really wears on you. It makes you feel like you really are a worthless creature who deserves to be treated like dirt. Like your opinions and feelings are exceedingly unimportant. If you’re told you’re dirt long enough you really start to believe it.
I have a lot of personal feelings about this situation because I’ve been in an abusive ‘friendship’ before. Sure they might come back and try to make up for it, but they never once apologize for what they did, they were never sorry. And often times they have an agenda. Just as Lucy has never apologized to Mike for how she’s treated him. Instead she just pretended it never happened and tried to play the ‘nice girl’.
Another thing everyone seems to fail to see about this situation is that Lucy has treated Mike like garbage for /years/, let me say it again, /YEARS/. While mike has only treated her the same way for maybe a few months. Yet no one says Lucy was a terrible person, just Mike. Lucy also hasn’t done much of anything to make it up to Mike. Instead she’s avoided the lunch table all together, started trying to glue herself to Augustus, and has just acted like Mike’s been brutally beating her at the drop of a hat around him. So while it’s unpopular opinion I think Lucy needs to suck it up and take what she dealt, lie in the bed she made for herself, and actually try to make things better. As for Mike, I think he’s justified.
Oh and by the by, yes Mike did ignore her in grammer school while Sandy was around, but that’s because sandy was actually being a friend.
KiwiSalad November 29, 2011, 3:17 AM EST.
You know, I don’t get Mike. He liked to explain all about how “different” Lucy was and how it’s “hard for her to open up” when he wanted to date her, but as soon as he’s tired of her she became the worst thing ever.
Okay, okay, I totally get it. It’s just a bunch of inexperienced teenagers trying to express themselves in a way where they won’t get hurt. This is the sort of drama that most, if not all, teens go through that’s just a part of growing up. There’s so much drama because they’re so inexperienced. You just always hope that they grow and learn from their experiences rather than just growing up to become **********.
In this case I really hope I hope for Mike’s realization that he treated Lucy badly for no reason (at some points) and I hope for Lucy’s realization of her actions and how to handle her feelings.
70lemons November 29, 2011, 3:19 AM EST.
Agreed - From what we’ve seen of her, Sandy seems like a fairly nice person whose concept of being naughty is sneaking in a sugary treat into her routine. She hasn’t shown any backstabby bitch material at this point.
Also, for all we know, it could be Mike running on delusions and fantasies. He’s been crushing on Sandy for years, and has only recently (in perspective) reconnected with her, in a supposed “long distance relationship.” And despite not having meet her once during this entire time, he insists its love. However, is it Sandy that he truly likes, or the idea of Sandy? Not to mention Sandy and her feelings on the matter.
I think he’ll ride his Fantasy Hype Train straight into the Great Wall of Reality, and the resulting impact will not be pretty.
And this stuff about shipping is ridiculous. They’re all High School students - they get together, break-up, and rinse and repeat the process well through college. The high-school sweetheart marriage scenario has to be statistically infinitesimal…so why bother with it? Let the story roll, and enjoy the bittersweet ride while it lasts.
Ignis November 29, 2011, 3:25 AM EST.
yeah right mike
TotallyDrawn November 29, 2011, 3:25 AM EST.
I honestly think it would be easier to defend Mike if I was dead certain in how he was feeling. The fact that in the middle of where we are in the chapter he was having a good time with Lucy and then suddenly rolls over and changes over a text message is leaving me really confused. I can understand him releasing a ton of pent up rage, I just don’t understand why he flip-flopped like that so suddenly.
That, and, the askbcb post on tumblr where his favorite memory of Lucy is her asking him “We’re friends, right?”
I’m not picking sides, just wondering what exactly is going through that noggin of his.
Sabe November 29, 2011, 3:26 AM EST.
I know this may be a long way down but:
Paulo had a paralyzing fear and he had this fear dreadfully relived in a dark alleyway with horrible things happening around him. He did try to do something, he didn’t just stand there, but he was incapacitated and paralyzed by this phobia, which as we have seen, reduced him to a quivering wreck. I mean he even freaked out when it was just Lucy doing it when he annoyed her, now remember that this time it was the very same people who did it all those years ago, and now they a re much bigger and stronger. Pretty frightening, don’t ya think?
BarbedFire November 29, 2011, 3:29 AM EST.
i agree with you on the confusion a little. it was weird that he suddenly shifted back to anger. however, look at how Lucy and he ended up having a good time. she bullied him into doing what she wanted to do. then mike’s regular nice guy personality took over for awhile. i’m guessing the text was just sandy saying something either incredibly sweet and loving at the end of her day, or maybe saying she was coming to see him. which made him realize how a good friend actually acts. but that’s all just speculation.
KiwiSalad November 29, 2011, 3:31 AM EST.
IT’S SANDY’S FAULT!!!
MikexLucyfan November 29, 2011, 3:59 AM EST.
oh no it looks like the MikeXLucy fire is dying fast
p.s guy above me you mad
blue magic November 29, 2011, 5:11 AM EST.
I seriously have some good predictions about where this is going. Mike is going to see Sandy being obsessive with him and getting rid of his friendship with Lucy therefore he wants to leave her because she is no doubt being a huge rich skank but not really over time but he still loves her so much just doesn’t see its tearing him and Lucy apart and WAUGH more drama ensues
LeLucySheIsMagnifique November 29, 2011, 5:15 AM EST.
god I hope Lucy ends up with Paulo,she may have needed to be less attached to Mike but he is the biggest jerk in the world to doit this way….Poor Lucy needs to fall for someone who deserves her!
She didn’t know HOW to be a good friend….someone needs to be kind and show her!
Desolatekitty November 29, 2011, 5:24 AM EST.
actually she did bully him into it. at least from what i observed. he was studying quite peacefully actually (http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c68/p15.html) until she decided for for whatever reason (it appears on that same page she was the one who was bothered)she wanted to play a fighting game with him. he protested, she threw the controller at his face. he continued to say no http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c68/p16.html) and she ignored him completely, and continued to badger him. the only reason he agreed to play in the first place was to make her back off because he thought he could win. it’s actually pretty clear cut it you go read those pages again. he didn’t even look angry or upset until she started to pester him. even after they’re having fun again when she’s not looking he gets upset.( http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c68/p17.html) in fact throughout the entire moment he never stops looking at least mildly bothered.
KiwiSalad November 29, 2011, 5:34 AM EST.
Ya know what i realized today? I am loathed by the person i like. Now i can finally connect with Lucy.
StarSturdy November 29, 2011, 6:48 AM EST.
oh no mike why u bring sandy up now shes going to hunt her down.
Kitsunecheater November 29, 2011, 7:15 AM EST.
I just hope that this pushes Lucy towards a more healthy relationship with her other friends and not into the arms of that user.
Leian November 29, 2011, 7:19 AM EST.
Of corse, the impact of his statement isn’t in any way lessened by the fact that he seems to be crying. Oh no, he appears TOTALLY sure of himself. <-Obvious sarcasm
Cloudedice November 29, 2011, 7:28 AM EST.
I wonder there friends are Gonna Reacted to this. I can Already see the Possiblities and None of them are Good. And For the record We Don’t know if making mike hate Lucy Was Sandy’s Intention. He could have Taken what she said the wrong bloody way.
AnthonyDafox November 29, 2011, 7:52 AM EST.
So I rescind my earlier theory about Lucy’s suicide; now, I am starting to think that she will have a mental breakdown, kill Sandy and Mike in a jealous rage, and THEN an hero
thatoneguy November 29, 2011, 8:14 AM EST.
ooo, major wake-up call, i just pray she learns from this. DONT BE STUPID NOW, GIRL! I’M ROOTING FOR YOU! she’s better than that, right Taeshi??? please dont make her into some depressive alchoholic!!! X0 PLEASE??? (>Lucy fan<)
Celsy November 29, 2011, 8:57 AM EST.
some body’s gonna go CRAZY!anyone else see the hands on head? throughout the entire comic?i swear,shes gonna faint or pass out,then some pink floid is gonna start playing!(i ain’t spamin’ nuthin’)but seriously,someone here is going of the deep end!
THAT GUY November 29, 2011, 9:04 AM EST.
@ THAT GUY her hands are on her head cos she is covering her ears, she doesnt want to hear what he is saying because it hurts.
Hacienda November 29, 2011, 9:15 AM EST.
MIKE HAS STARTLED THE WITCH!
Johnny the Hedgehog November 29, 2011, 9:32 AM EST.
Just because Mike said Sandy helped him realize it doesn’t mean that she told him that. Mike could have come up with it on his own through talking to her.
He could have thought “Wow Lucy doesn’t talk to me like Sandy does, she must not be my real friend. I must have never liked her from the beginning. ”
GET THIS GAISE, ORRRR
Mike vents to Sandy about Lucy all the time and she just says things from her opinion without knowing the full story.
How many of you have ever listened to a friend rant about someone and assumed that everything your friend said was 100% accurate because you wanted to be supportive? Probably everybody.
@ The Purple Shadow, Yes
Ventus November 29, 2011, 10:37 AM EST.
The only way mike could sound more like Superboy Prime is if he started saying “I’ll kill you to death”.
GiantWeebo November 29, 2011, 10:46 AM EST.
Son of a _____ you did not go there!
I’m REALLY starting to hate Sandy ALMOST as much as I hate Mike Right now!
Flicker November 29, 2011, 11:33 AM EST.
I have a bad feeling about this whole Sandy + Mike thing… I recall earlier Sandy having a very trouble look on her face as she spoke on the phone with Mike…
I kinda feel bad for him and especially Lucy.
Varulvsnatt November 29, 2011, 11:36 AM EST.
D’you know an anagram for desperation?
I do “a rope ends it”
stan November 29, 2011, 11:40 AM EST.
Going through the story, Mike was my favorite character… however with his recent callous actions… i cant quite say the same anymore :l I understand his reasoning, but there are less heart-shattering ways of doing it, he obviously still cares about her or he wouldnt be struggling so much in saying he “hates” her
Krystal McCloud November 29, 2011, 12:13 PM EST.
I don’t like Sandy, the reason being is that she lacks importance to me in this comic.
I don’t Mike, the reason being is because he lacks self control, you don’t yell i hate you at someone like some crazy unstable fool.
I kinda don’t like Lucy’s attitude because she can be a bit harsh at times.
Mike didn’t hate her in the beginning and he knows he didn’t. But fine if he wants Sandy so bad, there isnt a point in trying to change that.
Long distance relationships also never work.
Chazz November 29, 2011, 12:14 PM EST.
Raging Fans are Raging. Man all sorts of Haters are Crawling out of the wood work on this comic….I Honestly Saw this Coming miles Away.
AnthonyDafox November 29, 2011, 12:49 PM EST.
Haters gonna hate shippers gonna ship.
Its fun watching all the raging fans, thanks or the dramatic plot twist, Taeshi!
lmtyah November 29, 2011, 12:59 PM EST.
I knew it! He’s been brainwashed. Ha-ha my faith in Michael has been restored! Though he said he had “wanted to say it all this time”. But still, Hurrah!
Wasn’t Michael supposed to be an A-hole when he was created & Lucy was supposed to be a cry baby?
Can’t wate till the next page.
cracktastic November 29, 2011, 1:05 PM EST.
All i’m going to say is “Critical Hit”…..
Akela November 29, 2011, 1:23 PM EST.
Anyone else think it might actually be a crazy controlling girlfriend. like maybe sandy is actually a crazy controlling girl who is getting mike to drive them apart. cause I mean everything was fine and then sandy’s message appeared and there was an audible snap.
Alan November 29, 2011, 1:28 PM EST.
Oh hell no one’s listening anyway lol.
Ventus November 29, 2011, 1:46 PM EST.
Why are Lucy’s eyelashes both pointing to the left in the second frame? It looks really funny. I almost don’t want it changed, it’s like she’s giving him the Laaaazy Eye.
Bourbon November 29, 2011, 1:49 PM EST.
It’s too bad Sandy’s got a rock hard grip on his nuts. She’s acting too Goody goody, making it seems like Sandy’s ‘niceness’ is the only kind there should be.
If Mike’s going to give in that easily, he can have Sandy. Lucy needs to get away from that **** storm ASAP.
Amber November 29, 2011, 2:18 PM EST.
@A reasonable person
I reread the comic last night, and the way you speak you act as you don’t know their history together. Mike screwed Lucy over big time, and you know what she did? Took him back without question and forgave him.
Next, what is this “abuse”? It’s hardly abuse, she’s just got a very teasing attitude, she was never being serious and it was obviously a joke.
She sacrificed herself for Mike many times, including almost drowning for him when she knew she couldn’t swim, just save his life; and when they were cornered in a street alley by some thugs she had the crap beaten out of her just to defend Mike.
She also showed that she cares more for Mike then she does for herself, she isn’t scared of water because of her drowning but because she is upset that Mike almost drowned.
I think you need to reread the comic.
Kite November 29, 2011, 2:26 PM EST.
with the thugs….
if mike dint showed up at the good moment she was raped so thank’s to mike that lucy wasin’t raped and with the cliff mike did sacrificed for her so mike was defencife to her to so sorry to say u dont eather…
but still mike and lucy are defencife to each other but now it’s about mike that she dint cared about mike becaus of lucy feeling’s she was allwy’s jarkface to him but now fall’s the ROCK BOOM….
but still peace Ryan out……….
thathurts,good? November 29, 2011, 2:42 PM EST.
Kite, you wrote exactly what I wanted to write, but I was too lazy. good job asd.
p.s. what is exactly “selective memory”?
boh... November 29, 2011, 2:45 PM EST.
@boh… it means you remember only the things that you want to, and ignore the rest. So you would remember that you’re going to Bush gardens today, or something like it, but forget all about being forced to take your super annoying cousin
Gira156 November 29, 2011, 2:50 PM EST.
boh... November 29, 2011, 2:55 PM EST.
@ a reasonable person
go read pages 3 and 4 of “confrontation”.
page 7 table 2, too.
reread the fight part too, asd.
p.s. it tells me I can’t edit my post, so I will make another one…
boh... November 29, 2011, 3:19 PM EST.
i noticed how despite whats been said it is mike not lucy who is crying. yes lucy looks shell shocked but shes not bawling mike on the other hand……
kiba November 29, 2011, 3:27 PM EST.
Mike! NO! How can say all those things to David!? He’s been there for you since the dawn of time and was always looking out for you!
Why Mike?! WHY?!
Seriously Serious November 29, 2011, 3:30 PM EST.
Oh wow… thats… just wow…..
Ryou November 29, 2011, 3:34 PM EST.
actually, it’s not a very unlikely for mike to switch back to being caring. it has to do with his actual personality. mike is a nice guy at his core. notice as you said he’s being a dick to lucy. only lucy. Also after you’re bullied into something, yes you back down. it’s the exact definition of being bullied into submission. when you realize when someone you’ev cared about deeply doesn’t care what you want or how you feel yes you get sad. as for why would he look troubled when she forced him to do something? well.. that kinda explains itself… she forced him to do something. would you be happy if someone bullied you into doing anything? as for the two player games, yes he says he only has two player games. which is to say he only got two player games because in the past he wanted to play with other people. people today only buy games with multiplayer, kinda the same thing. it has no bearing on whats happening right now, as lucy was the one who chose the game. lastly, he looks down at the bed/controller. which could be interperated that he’s upset that lucy isn’t his friend because a part of him wants her to be.
this is all speculation. just as is anything anyone at this point says because we don’t really know. i’m merely using my own personal experiences with this kind of situation as a way to understand how mike is feeling.
KiwiSalad November 29, 2011, 3:57 PM EST.
yes she needed it. but i still don’t want lucy to be alone. my friends and i feel bad for her. but she’s strong she can get over it. lucy hang in there.
melberry November 29, 2011, 4:04 PM EST.
You know this remindes me of Kotor 2 lucy as the outcast and mike as Atris well just thinkin
catears November 29, 2011, 4:10 PM EST.
this just disgusts me :\
annon November 29, 2011, 4:18 PM EST.
Dude, I’m not even a MikexLucy shipper, (in fact I really dislike the pairing) but…
It actually genuinely pains me to see this. Maybe because it’s happened to me, myself. e.e
(Also, is there a reason I get a ‘possible bad comment warning’ every time I post something? )
Sam November 29, 2011, 4:26 PM EST.
OH THAT SNEAKY 8!7CH.
A November 29, 2011, 4:35 PM EST.
Speaking of which, where the hell is his family?
And Blur for that matter. Conveniently absent, I must say.
Just Saiyan November 29, 2011, 4:41 PM EST.
BURN THE WITCH! BURN HER I SAY!
Oh dear…this is taking a bad turn.. O__O
TheOriginalJoe November 29, 2011, 4:44 PM EST.
I really doubt Sandy ever told Mike to actually sever ties with Lucy. Mike is being a poopface and pretty much sees everything he wanted Lucy to be in Sandy. Ever since he started going out with Sandy he’s been kind of a butt mitten to everyone.
Tani November 29, 2011, 5:16 PM EST.
ok, I’m may nt like mike at ALL, but I agree with Rukral. Wat was a BAD idea, was mike mentioning that SANDY was the person that helped mike realize this. I just cnt see any good in mike mentioning that. That was unnecessary info that mike gave lol
yoyo November 29, 2011, 5:16 PM EST.
I think Mike is all P.O.ed, he doesn’t really mean what he’s saying here. I don’t think so. Maybe just wishful thinking . Lucy hasn’t always treated him fairly, but I do think he could have a found a more tactful way to say things at this stage. I think we all know Lucy does hold him dear and he the same for her, but I think he’s always been in denial about that. This particular page kinda depresses me. xD
Instaedit: I wonder why he dragged Sandy into this though. Plus I think their relationship is kinda based off obsession.
Samuel November 29, 2011, 5:25 PM EST.
oh yes, derp is right.
you say that lucy bullies him to play videogames but she does it only to make him smile again. he is obstinately angry all the time with her. she doesn’t fully understand why so she tries to make him happy, acting as she did in the past (when mike was happy, with NO doubt).
when he looks sad at page 17, he just looks down. you do it when you have doubts about something. the bed or the controller could not be there and it would have been the same.
he has mostly two-players games because he mainly played them with lucy, in the past.
I tell you what I told to “a reasonable person”: reread “confrontation” paying attention on what mike and lucy say (and remember that when you are drunk you are sincere).
I don’t want to explain again why, in my opinion, mike is lying even to himself, so, if you are interested, go search my first post in the page…
boh... November 29, 2011, 5:30 PM EST.
Wow, I can’t believe everybody’s saying Lucy deserves the **** she’s going through.
Okay, I am against any serious shipping, let alone Mike*Lucy, but everyone is forgetting that yes, she does care for Mike. Look at “Troubled Waters” and “Confrontation” they have the perfect proof.
TheX400096 November 29, 2011, 5:40 PM EST.
@ boh… Not that you don’t have a point but people do change over time. especially in High school years.
Waters November 29, 2011, 6:09 PM EST.
I think Tani is right, Mike didn’t need to say it was Sandi who helped him come to this conclusion… THAT was him just being butt hurt at Lucy. but now hopefully Lucy will get mad enough to get over him and move on to someone else, whether to dote over them or stalk them, or however her loving method will present itself after Mike
shinka November 29, 2011, 6:17 PM EST.
I think if she does that, then she will run into that one guy. (NOT FFcat, the guy who says that Lucy reminds him of his deceased girlfriend
N-Star November 29, 2011, 6:44 PM EST.
@N-Star I hope so :S I kinda miss the guy…
C: November 29, 2011, 7:26 PM EST.
DavidLovesPoodles November 29, 2011, 7:36 PM EST.
holy shoot thats harsh
Eva Cann November 29, 2011, 7:57 PM EST.
Honestly, I wonder what Senior year’s going to be like.
Icsifil November 29, 2011, 8:00 PM EST.
I can’t imagine what everyone’s gonna say to this. o3o
Satora November 29, 2011, 8:03 PM EST.
@N-Star, Liam, the guy you are talking about, is no longer cannon, so she won’t run into him
Deuce Moose November 29, 2011, 8:11 PM EST.
Psyduck uses CONFUSION.
Not sure if effective…
You know you have a good thing going when you can get such emotional reactions out of people. Looking forward to how this roller coaster ends.
Babadabow November 29, 2011, 8:17 PM EST.
I WOULD HURT SA- I CANT EVEN SAY THAT DISGUSTING ****** NAME THAT UGLY FREAKY LITTLE….. i need to go now….. * gets mug of candy and drinks * okay now where was i…? oh yeah - YOU ***** SUCKER!!!!!
I HATE YOU SANDY!!!!!!!!!!!
luvercandy November 29, 2011, 8:21 PM EST.
Aww, wut? That sux! You must admit, it would have been quite a twist.
N-Star November 29, 2011, 8:30 PM EST.
Especially since he no longer exists. Haha just kidding, but yeah it would have been pretty interesting. Alas it is never to be.
Deuce Moose November 29, 2011, 8:55 PM EST.
meh. live with it now and forget it later. least lucy is facing it now rather than later. >.> can’t they be friends now since mike said that they weren’t being like friends? :L
:U November 29, 2011, 9:16 PM EST.
Wow… I am VERY curious as to what Mike means by that. Did Sandy purposefully turn him against Lucy even more? Or did Mike just realize it by hanging out with Sandy? I can’t wait until the next page~
TUXEH November 29, 2011, 9:21 PM EST.
I’m not sure I can follow this, I mean I’ve already lived this bull **** before, and I made the worst mistake, and a great recovery, but the Kitten I got to marry wasn’t the one I was supposed to get. I botched it.
Mike is going to botch it, too. He’s pushing Lucy away, to make himself feel better. Yes she’s difficult, but she’s there, and she has always cared. She has never shown it directly, b’cause that’s not her way, but that’s what she has always been— His best, longest, friend.
He is throwing away the chance of a life time, on someone that he has missed meeting when she came, (and Lucy was there, right beside him).
GeneseePaws November 29, 2011, 9:23 PM EST.
YAY SANDY IS COMING!!!!!!!
me November 29, 2011, 9:33 PM EST.
I wonder wether Sandy is actually turning them against each other.
Man i wonder where this is going
Dang this is depressing
I bet Sandy is just going to break up with him in the end and then he’ll have no one because everyone in the group is probably on Lucy’s side
Tigerdolphin November 29, 2011, 9:34 PM EST.
There are still all these Sandy hate comments but we really know nothing about Sandy. When was the last time Mike or anyone else even seen Sandy? We wildly make assumptions based on only the behavior Mike is showing. We don’t know Sandy’s motives, her goals, her general attitude, we know nothing. So maybe Sandy really is the person people say she is, but there is always the chance that Taeshi throws a curveball and Sandy is a completely different person than what Mike thinks she is. Honestly, the time with Sandy is really what he needs to sort his life out right now. This still does not justify his behavior toward Lucy recently. If this is what he wanted to tell Lucy why wait this long?
TheLaw November 29, 2011, 9:41 PM EST.
I don’t understand why people are hating Sandy. Sure she cause the trouble, but she has no real intention, she doesn’t know what’s going on. If she walked in on this right now, I’m pretty sure she would have a very detailed talk with Mike.
Jake November 29, 2011, 9:44 PM EST.
It’s like lord of the rings - “he’s poisioned you against me!” ~ sam
paulosawesome November 29, 2011, 9:54 PM EST.
Cat fight(sandy vs Lucy)?
swb November 29, 2011, 9:57 PM EST.
Let’s say for a moment Sandy isn’t this diabolical being in a far off land ready to bring destruction the following week. When we saw her in To The Top, she seemed pretty sad about her busy and successful life.
So Maybe Mike is that beacon for her of what it is to be a normal high school girl? Maybe the real lesson is Lucy giving up Mike so he and Sandy can be happy, since Lucy is blessed with a nice, safe home as Augustus pointed out and with many friends who adore her. While Sandy need to slow down, Lucy needs to speed up and live her life to the fullest and not stuck in a rut over one kid.
but who knows what’s gonna’ happen as the Pages of BCB come, it’s just a thought and Maybe Sandy is really evil!
Jax November 29, 2011, 9:58 PM EST.
I guess Lucy needs to get out of his life now. Lucy, you don’t need him, you never have. Be strong and move on. :> (YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH RAGE IM HOLDING BACK…) This just means he isn’t the right one…go find someone who is better, nicer, sweeter! You deserve more than this Lucy, you really do. Now if only she was real and not a fictional character in a comic.
WhatisThisIDontEven November 29, 2011, 10:09 PM EST.
kinda mean to pick on sandy but i can feel where they are coming from but i kinda think mike shouldn’t need to be this mean its just really messed up. poor lucy does have issues but mike is just being too blunt kinda like using a grenade to kill a fly. sometimes its just overkill
Dubfox November 29, 2011, 10:12 PM EST.
Stop being such a lame arse, Mike.
Take responsibility for your own emotions, and not pin them on your (hopefully!) innocent girlfriend.
And Lucy, babyyy. ;m;
Goodness, that’s even worse than spilled milk.
Milly November 29, 2011, 10:41 PM EST.
I can see both sides all too clearly, going through a similar situation myself right now. However, I have to side with Lucy, because she really is sweet behind it all. I just want to know what Mike is really thinking…
@Dubfox loved your bit about the grenade, but I prefer ICBMs myself…
Wugfish November 29, 2011, 10:41 PM EST.
i would really like to know what sandy would have to say to mike if she knew what he and his former BFF were up to lately…
Beaublah November 29, 2011, 10:42 PM EST.
**** this all I now officially hate Sandy. “Sandy helped me realize it” should be reworded “Sandy brainwashed me into thinking you were never my friend even though we obviously were for oh, I dunno, 6 years after she left.” I may have liked her a bit even though she was slowly killing the MikexLucy relationship I was rooting for for so long, but this is the icing on the cake that she already took. (Nobody’s gonna see what I did there : P )
It seems as if she’s trying to eliminate her competition or maybe she sees Lucy as this jerk because Mike always bitches to her about it. And then she thinks Lucy is this cold heartless person (which she can be sometimes) but in which there is no good in her, which there obviously is if she’s trying to be such a nice friend to Mike all the time.
Very heartfelt this all is. Probably one of, if not THE most, emotional page that I have come across in the comic thus far.
If Lucy commits suicide because of this like she was talking about earlier, I will never forgive anybody. Ever.
Lucy’s frizzed tail is definitely a nice touch.
Thassa alotta comments : o
JC November 29, 2011, 10:51 PM EST.
Watch out guys! Sandy is a Succubus! Quickly, Lucy, sing her song backwards
AyenTanth November 29, 2011, 10:51 PM EST.
I was just comparing this comic to the first few chapters, and it looks just like Disaster Dominoes. Pretty f#@*^%in scary, huh? Wonder what’ll happen next. Counting down the hours to Wednesday!
toXicus November 29, 2011, 10:53 PM EST.
I concur with Suitcase! BURN THE WITCH!!! >:D
PyroManiac November 29, 2011, 11:02 PM EST.
I predict that Lucy will go insane and this comic will turn into furry Elfen Lied.
Cloudedice November 29, 2011, 11:12 PM EST.
sandy that cold hussy.
kickash November 29, 2011, 11:14 PM EST.
I called it.
Sandy is the bad guy in this comic.
AflacMan13 November 29, 2011, 11:18 PM EST.
Who’s got a test in ten hours? Me. Who didn’t study a lick? Me. Who has two thumbs and doesn’t care because there’s an exciting new BCB post coming up awfully soon? THIS GUY! I look forward to these posts with great anticipation and I’d like to say thank you to Ms. Taeshi for making Mondays and Wednesdays more than days I have to go to University. You’re awesome!
akipolies November 29, 2011, 11:18 PM EST.
Just finished rereading the comic… Awesome.
This page makes so much more sense but is so much more painful now.
Xiface November 29, 2011, 11:32 PM EST.
*******. Mother ****er. *********. *****. Piece of ****. Son of a bitch. ****tard. These are putting it lightly. He deserves worse than this.
Joe philis November 29, 2011, 11:33 PM EST.
wait… this may be out there but…
do you think sandy turned mike against her?
i mean it might be possible that sandy sees lucy as competition
steve November 29, 2011, 11:40 PM EST.
Its a bit much that people are automatically assuming that Sandy is evil - I’m new to the comic and never got that vibe off her at all - she seems lovely.
By “Sandy Helped me realise that” I think Mike means that he is comparing the way Sandy treats him to the way Lucy does - and while I like Lucy, I have to admit she must have worn him out with all her issues.
I do agree that I think Mike is being a bit needlessly cruel here - he knows how many issues Lucy has, and he must have some idea of how this will crush her. I think he’s being fuelled on bottled up adrenaline and emotion at the moment though.
Long comment is long.
Kay November 29, 2011, 11:47 PM EST.
but wait Mike’s sister said that he’s been bitchy for a while now even when Lucy is nowhere near him *apparantly whenever he gets off of the phone with Sandy* so what’s his excuse then?
Holly November 29, 2011, 11:52 PM EST.
Try to read from page 23? to here while playing Bruno Mars - It will rain in the background
Made me depressed all day….
Charlie November 29, 2011, 11:58 PM EST.
Ouch, thats harsh, not only that he had to say “Sand made me realize it” too. and so the chapter “Aother shoulder” repeats itself. although i do hope Paulo breaks up with Jazzie, and hooks up with Lucy.
I AM AB-BEE November 30, 2011, 1:06 AM EST.
Ok i’m 2 pages behind that was intense next page for my real thoughts
JustSomeCritic November 30, 2011, 1:50 AM EST.
Everyone hat’en on Sandy cuz she didn’t continuously insult Mike for a year.
Vanvoltra November 30, 2011, 9:53 AM EST.
You have to pay careful attention to what hes saying “You never treated me like a friend”
Friends don’t kick friends in the shins…xD
Akela November 30, 2011, 11:02 AM EST.
If you read back through the archives you can totally see several moments where this is apparent. I’ve actually gone through this process once. It sucked.
Fauxlosopher November 30, 2011, 11:36 AM EST.
He isn’t doing this because he doesn’t want her to get in the way. He’s doing this because she was an absolute JERK almost the entire time she knew him.
And yes, Mike kept her because he was distraught, but eventually, he got better, and, because sometimes he is just too nice, he stayed friends with her. And now finally he just can’t stand it anymore. what was it? ten years? ten years of torment, and he’s sick of it, I can understand. It was just a coincidence that he did this when Sandy said she was coming.
Again, it’s a case of Lucy’s attitude, however she is on the inside, she’s been mostly a huge jerk and done nothing but scorn and hurt her friends. There are other ways of dealing with insecurity than doing that to the people who are trying to help you.
Also, you ignored my question. Does Lucy ever apologize?
idk November 30, 2011, 4:24 PM EST.
@taeshi burn the witch, hm, possible left for dead achievment on xbox 360 reference?
CheeseCoatedChopper November 30, 2011, 5:44 PM EST.
you could be right about him meaning what he said in confrontation, but remember that was a /long/ time ago i the story. things and feelings change. confrontation was what, about a year or two ago in the story? that is a perfectly acceptable amount of time for mike’s feelings to have changed. perhaps it’s not a failure of remembering the story on my part, but a failure to realize the time line of the story on yours. i also think it’s a bit far fetched to think he only played his games with lucy. he does have other friends. though he probably did spend a great deal of time playing with her.
yes his sister does say he’s a jerk, but thats his sister. siblings generally talk like that about their older/younger siblings. also we never see any of mike’s home life, maybe he and his sister don’t get along. thats unknown territory. saying his entire family has noticed simply because his sister mentioned he was being unpleasent is a bit of a leap. as for my personal experience, you’re right, every situation is not the same, but assuming these characters have relatable and believeable thought processes/reactions then comparing it to a real life situation is not a bad leap of logic. i do agree that the phone and the joypad are both their on purpose.
KiwiSalad November 30, 2011, 8:13 PM EST.
why do i have a feeling that sandy has more to her then meets the eye…something sinister and evil…
NekoGiotto December 1, 2011, 4:02 PM EST.
Keep up the juicy drama that you know keeps everyone wanting more and going insane over the next update
Sirius December 1, 2011, 11:22 PM EST.
Lucy was never a jerk to him. Just because you can’t understand the personality of someone doesn’t inherently make them jerks. Look back over this chapter, how Lucy acted, and tell me what she did, in the last 25 some-odd pages, that made her deserve this out of the blue.
EternalOne December 2, 2011, 5:32 AM EST.
Really?…You need to ask that? Despite the fact that 25 pages probably isnt enough as they probably cover on just several days, she’s done a **** ton to get someone as mad as Mike towards her. The constant beatings, using his scarf for a ****ing tissue? A looooot of ****.
Leo December 2, 2011, 9:28 AM EST.
Mike you big fat *BEEP*
Oh my gosh you’d expect Lucy to flip out by now. I can understand why he can reject Lucy,but that’s no exuse to hate the heck out of her. How can he just forget all those times when Lucy said he was her best friend? Mike’s just being an idiot.
Apperantly when you have a girl friend, you can’t have a friend that’s female. Jerk.
The awsome one December 3, 2011, 5:45 PM EST.
Wow, Lucy faced the worse scenario ever—it’ll be a miracle if they’re able to mend their friendship again.
I can already see that Lucy is going to go through a terrible breakdown, and I wouldn’t be surprised that she’s going to do something crazy that she might regret later on.
Personally I’m a LucyxPaulo shipper (and you can hate me all you want, Jasmine fans! ) and I’m hoping that he can be the one to help her go through the pain she’s going to face soon.
Sesame December 4, 2011, 3:01 AM EST.
Wow. Mike needs to die.
FireflyFuneral December 4, 2011, 8:09 AM EST.
OH **** YOU MIKE
Grow up. Understand Lucy wants to be your friend. Sandy should die. You should die. Guess what Mike. I HATE YOU MORE!!
Nishakun December 5, 2011, 5:14 PM EST.
The last line just totally creeped me out.
It reminded me of those psychopathic serial killers in cop shows
Nomnomnom December 6, 2011, 8:22 PM EST.
SANDY SANDY SANDY AND SANDY AGAIN !!!! WHY DOES IT ALWAYS SANDY THAT USE THE HAPPY TONE ??!!!! WHILE LUCY???? BAD OR ANGRY MODE !!! now i want to ask to U mike. Why when U say I hate U to Lucy , there are tears coming out from your eyes? and Why at the previous chapter when Lucy’s B’day (sleep over) she told that U try to kiss her and well you guys did kiss but eventually Lucy get angry. Is it why when U get letters from Sandy U become remember the past and U remember that Lucy ever reject U from the kissing? But she kiss U back after U and the others get lost in somewhere and got punch and kick?? I know Lucy is kind of bully but she can change U know. Just remember all the good memories between U and Lucy, NOT THE BAD MEMORIES !! OK ?? I hope in the next chapter when sandy comes, she won’t and after a few months, Finally mike see Sandy kiss with somebody elese !! he he he he h
Bird :) December 12, 2011, 4:32 AM EST.
Mike got “Haters”
And thats why you do’nt say “I Hate You” on this comic.
AllStarSoul December 20, 2011, 8:20 PM EST.
I’d just like to point out that while Mike has essentialy told Lucy they were never really friends to begin with, he never really treated her as a friend either. From what I can tell, all she has ever been to him was a replacement for sandy when she moved away. It seems from what I’ve read that he never really wanted to get to know her as a person or to help her with her struggles or to even figure out why she acted the way she did, to find out why she was unhappy. He just kind of put up with it until he had an easier way to keep in contact with Sandy. He wont even acknowledge the fact that she is obviously making some effort to change.
bloog December 31, 2011, 4:19 PM EST.
Mike’s right! Lucy has been an a**hole to Mike for a long time! Mike has every right to hate her. People who don’t see that, OPEN YOUR EYES!
Just sayin' January 23, 2012, 3:09 AM EST.
Mike maybe right but Lucy can change,just give her a chance to make you happy.
P.S=Mike is kinda of a jerk for now.
SGRTC January 29, 2012, 12:15 AM EST.
Ok if Mike has always hated Lucy, why then did he smile when she kissed him after the confrontation with the thugs?
Geck January 30, 2012, 3:55 PM EST.
What… Have you done—
Anonymous January 31, 2012, 4:21 AM EST.
._e oh god why February 21, 2012, 8:00 PM EST.
Mike I will now always hate you forever. Lucy my have been mean, but she had her reasons.
1. She didn’t like perverts
2. She was kidding around.
3. You’re ******’ her off!!!
So the only thing that’s wrong her is you Mike. Now I would start cussin’ at you Mike, but, I don’t want to waste anymore time on you! Because I HATE YOU TOO!!!!
Lucy you don’t need him, you’re beautiful the way you are. I am exactly like you, and I have friends. You were a good friend to him, all he is is a traitor.
Lucy I Feel Your Pain March 3, 2012, 12:18 PM EST.
BTW: MIKE I NOTICED THAT SHE MISSED YOU AND CARES ABOUT YOU ALOT… AND YOU SHOVE HER OFF. NOW IT GETS PERSONAL… !!!!!
Lucy I Feel Your Pain March 3, 2012, 12:20 PM EST.
You misinterpreted Sandy’s text, and now you’re worse than Lucy…
I now hate you more than Augustus Mike
I HATE YOU FOR WHAT YOU DID TO LUCY AND SCARFFIE!
Damn, the angst is killing me!
Sycrin April 12, 2012, 1:46 AM EST.
SANDY MUST DIE!!!!!!!!
Fire Pelle April 29, 2012, 7:17 PM EST.
You know, Mike, you’ve picked the wrong side. I seriously hope that Mike and Sandy break up, because problems are being caused due to her.
Person in the corner June 6, 2012, 11:36 PM EST.
I totally know how Lucy feels… I do that all the time, but it’s out of habit… Both Lucy and I never intentionally pull that crap, it’s just really hard to express ourselves because we hate looking weak. If Mike were really her friend all these years, he’d understand how Lucy is and not listen to his damn girlfriend, who might just probably jealous of Lucy.
I now hate Mike's guts June 15, 2012, 10:55 PM EST.
Need a new friend?
Why not Zoidberg?
Dr. Zoidberg June 23, 2012, 5:31 AM EST.
Does anyone not remember about how mean Lucy always was?
Just sayin June 23, 2012, 10:25 AM EST.
I know Lucy was mean but that’s how I act around my friends and they don’t hate me! Mike should just go and drool over Sandy and they go live in Mike and Sandy land
demondonkeys June 30, 2012, 11:57 AM EST.
you did it to yourself lucy
if you still havent your missing out
hope its 7 August 7, 2012, 1:16 AM EST.
MIKE, U LITTLE ****….
Secret January 31, 2013, 12:51 AM EST.
OMG I have been writing posts so angry in these last couple of pages my throat actually went dry and I think I might break my keyboard withthe strength of my fingers pounding the keyboard, but I have one more:
MICHAEL YOU SON OF A B****!!!!!!!!!!! I HATE YOUR F****** GUTS!!!!!!!!! GO BURN IN THE PITS OF H***!!!!!!!!!!! AND TAKE THAT PIECE OF S*** SANDY WITH YOU!!!!!!!!!!!! SANDYxMICHAEL CAN GO TO H***!!!!!!!!! LUCYxPAULO 4EVAH!!!!! Although they kind of don’t exsist…..
Sarathewise February 1, 2013, 11:46 PM EST.
he’s crying because deep down he hates himself for doing this
Curtis May 27, 2013, 8:14 PM EST.
….and yet still you cry mike… why do cry for someone you care nothing about?…
Curtis June 16, 2013, 4:01 AM EST.
When it said “Who is that” it gave me Mike. I almost put “Sandys ****in boob sucker”
Raikoshiro September 4, 2013, 6:39 PM EST.
Up to This point for Lucy, If she had a theme song It’d Be The Neighborhood’s Afraid. The lyrics match up to her own perception of what people think especially mike’s feelings towards her. The main verse Also points the fact of her fear of being replaced by sandy, The whole song just reminds me of how she is now and the things that’ll happen to her in the future
NoblePariah October 5, 2013, 11:37 PM EST.
MIKE YOU JUST RUINED HER LIFE
Natalie October 10, 2013, 4:23 PM EST.
Damn Mike is so full of bullpoo right now<.<
I really like him less and less
Tails November 28, 2013, 5:04 PM EST.
$5 says Lucy is going to MURDER Sandy
AwesomelyUnknown February 16, 2014, 7:08 PM EST.
…And then all the MikexLucy shippers died.
randomperson March 2, 2014, 6:24 PM EST.
She MUST be a witch! She turned me into a newt!
I got better…
Sambo March 27, 2014, 9:55 PM EST.
I knew it was ****ing sandy! sandy just doesn’t…. she just doesn’t….. and lucy can be friendly, shes nice sometimes, why the hell would he have saved her at accapello? it seems he wishes he let her drown
there are a few times I consider saying #1ass when it says “whos that?” and it has a pic of mike
stanley May 20, 2014, 2:38 PM EST.
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TemplarArchon_Hunter July 28, 2014, 11:17 PM EST.
Oh man, we dont see Mike acting like this everyday I actually have mixed feelings about this. I feel bad for Lucy and yet I feel proud that Mike is letting out his feelings. And I’m only reading this now, years after this was even released what am i doing
Faune September 13, 2014, 2:43 PM EST.
Whether or not you say it’s Mike’s fault or Lucy’s fault, it all comes down to being Lucy’s fault.
Tell yourself it’s normal for her to be an insufferable douche towards someone constantly and tell me it’s not normal to react like this.
Even if Sandy didn’t “influence” Mike, pretty sure he would’ve snapped anytime soon and you know what he has the right to do so. On top of that, Paulo and others seem to pin the issue all on him, blaming him as if he was completely in the wrong.
Lucy had it coming, she deserve the back lash, and knowing the writing of this comic and the fanbase people will still bow to Lucy and claim she was the actual victim.
Noodle Lu February 24, 2015, 12:19 AM EST.
So his terrible attitude did start around the time he got the phone…
Or maybe it didn’t and I’m just not remembering very well.
yellowcrash10 April 3, 2015, 1:05 AM EST.
SANDY omg i hate but sometimes i like her but this was going too far….MIKE WHY’RE YOU SO RUDE! You could’ve been nicer i’m pretty sure you really don’t hate her, right? Oh god i’m going to cry if Lucy doesn’t come back…she’s my favorite…😭
Lucy's the best April 27, 2015, 8:41 PM EST.
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