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Oh shiiit. That… was just… wow.
CC December 7, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
Mike, you a-hole…
JD December 7, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
Wow Mike. Now this, this is awesome. This is completely and utterly 100% awesome. The choices people are going to have to make, the mass drama this will cause. I can’t wait to see this. I really can’t. God I love this chapter. So very much development, it’s fantastic to see what’s been going on under the surface. Mike’s finding his happiness, as he deserves.
This of course has broken Lucy. I guess that’s a bad side effect. In the coming chapters, we’ll really see everyone’s true colours starting to fly.
Rukral December 7, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
Wow Mike. Way to twist the knife.
revengineer December 7, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
wow thats a dick move..I know Sue would stay with Lucy…and Paulo with David. Daisy might go with Mike?? since she still seems to have a wii bit of a crush on him, so Abbey will probably go with.
Either people will stand up to Mike and tell him to grow the hell up and cut the attitude, maybe snap some sense into his thick head…or the group will divide in two and cause a ton of drama.
I think Mike is the bully now, hey you don’t like Lucy anymore good for you, but why turn her other friends against her? I think it’s immature to make them choose sides like that. They can be friends with Lucy if they want to, and regardless of what Lucy did to Mike she doesn’t deserve to be deserted by everyone like Mike thinks. She took more abuse then he ever did just saving his life twice. Ungrateful little…
Kite December 7, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
Hayli December 7, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
Mike you cad…
Dan December 7, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
SushiJaguar December 7, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
No, this cant be happinin, lucys gonna end it all
moo December 7, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
Uh OH! Now Lucy’s REALLY gunna commit suicide. Mike, you BETTER not turn everyone on her. that would be BAD.
Scootty-Scott December 7, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
Jeez Mike I know you have to be blunt and tell the truth but come on isn’t that going overboard. This kind of makes me doubt Mike a little bit as a good person even with all the crap that was pulled on him.
Izaya December 7, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
I wonder what the news means.
The Swimmer December 7, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
Woah. Never thought about a schism between Lucy and mike before. Scary.
Cyaniede December 7, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
**** what is going to happen D8
Mocha December 7, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
I think… I’m frozen. This is one of those moments when there is literally no way to express how you feel for the character. Well snap, that’s cold.
Sabe December 7, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
Err…Where’s his face in the first panel?
Darknesss December 7, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
Everything says they won’t join you!
Charmdra December 7, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
UH OH MIKE
Anonymous December 7, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
**** just got REAL.
But Paulo won’t leave her, thats for sure.
Eveco December 7, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
So quite a few of my comics that I’ve read have had something planned soon. Makes me so happy!
Kikren December 7, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
Ohgod what’s coming?
VenTus December 7, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
Trolling mike is trolling
DATTHING December 7, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
*Laughs her *** off if he really does end up alone*
CatEyes December 7, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
Wow, harsh much?
I love how you seem to be reveling in this, Mike. Really, the way that you’re explaining to Lucy how you’re going to leave her, when, and practically claiming that the rest of her friends will leave her is going over the top.
You’re not just trying to do what’s right for you. You’re trying to have revenge on her. I dissapprove.
Skygaze December 7, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
Karoropuffs December 7, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
Ahahahahahahhah! Mike you are a magnificent *******, bravo sir, bravo.
Leaving_a_comment December 7, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
Paulo will stay Lucy. PAULO WILL STAY.
SmileyCheshire December 7, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
Dun dun duuun he’s leaving the table. Oh the horror.
Poor Mike and poor Lucy, neither of them deserve the suffering they’re going through. I wanted to know what Lucy was going to say but Mike interrupted her. Too bad.
LightTribeWarrior December 7, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
I wonder what that thing is :o
Flara December 7, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
i hate mike now
Lelah Hearts December 7, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
that’s horrible Mike…..I’ve seen several occasions where people have said they like Lucy. It’s not like he’s the see-all-end-all…
it took me a moment to figure out what he meant by leaving the table xD I thought he meant leaving TOWN for a moment… no leaving the lunch table haha..
RoseVee December 7, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
WHOA WAIT WHAT, NEWS UPDATE WITH A COUNTDOWN.
I’m cautiously excited as Hell.
Sabe December 7, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
Mike’s leaving the lunch table?! BLARGAHSGAHGFD THAT’S SURIOUS BIZNESS!
Poor Mike, why do I have this feeling that all at the table will end up siding with Lucy?
MissShellGiraffe December 7, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
Hm…interesting development. I wonder who will side with the two sides.
On the one hand, Mike might be able to gain support with Daisy and Abe; however, I’m seeing quite a few going over Lucy.
MrAMP December 7, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
Damn. Way to crush any self esteem she has left. Lets see, Sue will stay, so will paulo, probably tess if she’s mentioned, Daisy (and thus Abbey) is kinda up in the air, though i doubt she will like to see Mike do this. David probably won’t even notice Mike is gone for a month or two. anyways good page. haha soooo much drama. i love it so. Thank you Taeshi.
P.S. for clarification, you mean be here at the site, not at that location right?
Deuce Moose December 7, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
Paulo wont go with you, neither will abbey, neither will Tess, neither will Sue.
Get over yourself Mike the table IS your life.
Kyute December 7, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
Geez mike now ur reminding me of tess leaving all of the people at her table for the freahman… will be interestiing to see how this plays out and who goes with who, and ill just hope the play can bring them back together.
And a suprise in 24 hrs… me cants wait >=o
kolarbear December 7, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
Why do I think a sith dark side sort of thing with how Mike says “Who says they won’t join me?” I guess it feels unnecessarilly cruel and spiteful to say and almost in the same tone as the sith feel like in Star Wars…
MG December 7, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
It will be interesting to see how the group splits, if at all. I remember the girls prying out her boy troubles earlier so I doubt it would be all one sided. Who knows.
Feyaden December 7, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
I wish I had a rock. And that my name wasn’t Michael.
NÜKLEARWARHEAD December 7, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
“So much stupid drama”? Oh, Mike, you poor fool. I’m loving all the expressions here.
Arido Cor December 7, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
this outa be good lil biches will burn in flames with out mike setling the table lol just kidding
ello mates December 7, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
Omega ouch factor when mike says “who says they won’t join me”
Wolf December 7, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.
How much more drama is left in this chapter? o_o
As for the news… I cannot make out what it is… I’m guessing a cat, ears flopped down, tail around the feet, sorta pouting… I’ll just have to wait tomorrow then.
Blue Sly December 7, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.
ello mates December 7, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.
So begins the Roseville Civil War!!
Chelis December 7, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.
… Who ditches for a ditcher… My god im losing hope in this relationship…
The Read Theorey December 7, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.
Oh Snapple. Things just got real.
Though I don’t see how the others are going to leave. They’re still Lucy’s friends.
Codysseus December 7, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.
did this page just get posted?
Dramatic long speech and then suddenly “I’m leaving the table…”
I know it’s serious and shocking for poor Lucy but I just laughed so hard. Woah, Mike, woah!
MeroMaro December 7, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
No one is going to follow you if Lucy tells them how you’ve been treating her dummy!
Charmdra December 7, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
I Dont Like Where This Is Going. . One Bit.
I WILL BE HERE…TOMORROW.
NightFaller December 7, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
Ofwgkta December 7, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
I’m so conflicted here. On the one hand, I completely agree that Mike doesn’t need to take Lucy’s **** any longer. On the other hand, he’s getting so vindictive right now. It’s one thing to just up and leave, but to intentionally drive a wedge into the whole table? That’s just messy, no matter how long you wait.
Widowkiller December 7, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
I hope they’re NOT comming mike… -__- really hope so…
Nadss December 7, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
a storm is coming…
Zerreth December 7, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
oh ****, Lucy, maybe it is YOU who will no long have friends?
looks like a statue/figurine in the news thingy
ChewySmokey December 7, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
no…. NO MIKE NO!!! DON’T LET LUCY THINK SHE’S ALL ALONE IN THE WORLD! SHE’S GOING TO DO SOMETHING STUPID LIKE TRY TO COMMIT SUICIDE!!!!
THATS RIGHT MIKE! YOU BETTER LOOK LIKE THAT!!
Silversoma December 7, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
Lets see. Paulo won’t go with him, I am sure Abbey won’t which will keep Daisy too, Sue won’t either… xD
God this is depressing…
Hayli December 7, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
oo can’t wait for the new page. this one is great
mikee December 7, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.
If mike honestly thinks that everyone would pick him over lucy….hes a bigger ******* then i have awready begun to think he is…Paulo would kick the crap out of him over this, David would follow Paulo. Daisy and Abbey would probably just stop talking to him and Tess would probably try to kill him assuming paulo doesnt do it first
Jester December 7, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.
haha, As much as I love mike, I guess he doesn’t know everyone that well. For once, I’m pretty sure paulo will never leave lucy.
ilovethiscomic December 7, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.
II wonder if that’s what Mike wants, to make Lucy be alone? I mean he has his right to be angry with her but to point out this fact that his friends will leave Lucy’s table for his table basically.
Not that it would work with such strict boundaries. Even if he moves tables and the others follow him they would still invite Lucy to hang out right? Sue seems to do it rather often and Tess is still there to look out for Lucy. Paulo (Who David will also follow) also won’t abandon Lucy over all from what we have seen And Daisy is sweet enough to check up on Lucy at least, but she’d be wise not to follow Mike when she has Abbey.
Jax December 7, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.
wow mike just be a jerk
matt December 7, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.
While Mike does have some legit reasons to leave, I doubt alot will join him.
If anybody follows along, it’ll be Augustus.
****, Augustus is just around to annoy the living hell out of Mike.
Lionist December 7, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.
Wow… he is officially unredeemable, at first i wanted them back together but **** it let Mike be alone with his cell phone relationship , Lucy deserves better, and on that note i now support LucyxFFC
Thespianut December 7, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.
Join him?? Wait….WHAT?! Other Lucy’s friends are going to leave her too???
And what is coming?! Omg so much tension!
Effie December 7, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.
ALSO MIKE IS NOT A BULLY, he is not saying he is going to take them a way from lucy, he is implying that they might be tired of her **** too, and maybe if they see mike stand up and move on, they will do it as well.
jjjj December 7, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.
I SHALL BE HERE TOMORROW.
It’s hard to foresee what’s going to happen next. But I have a fairly strong feeling that Paulo will be on Lucy’s side. And Jasmine may take it the wrong way. But that’s my thoughts only because this is a drama based comic.
Saying that they all leave Lucy. I honestly think she’ll be fine. It may take time. And she’ll probably cry a lot. But at the beginning, she was alone anyway. So what’s the problem? I know no one likes being alone… But yeah.
If they DON’T join Mike, he’d be fine too. From what I gather at the beginning of the comic, Mike is quite popular. He’d find new friends in a heart beat. And he’s likely to move on quickly.
That’s just what I think.
LikexMucy December 7, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.
BITCHY MIKE JUST GOT REAL!
But isn’t Lucy nicer to the rest of the group? But mike. Waiting IS a bitch move. Who cares about drama? If your unhappy, THAN YOUR UNHAPPY. God mike it took you your dumb dumby dumbface GF to realize that >:c
I am a Lucy fan, all the way, but GOSH mike. Screw the period jokes; I don’t even think mike is old enough to fit into his big girl skirt yet.
Ranki December 7, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.
Wow Mike, way to pour salt on an open wound. You’re justified in leaving, but to say that at the end?
Leo December 7, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.
They won’t. Your still a ****ing dick.
Joe philis December 7, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.
Does it even matter? She wasn’t even sitting at the table recently anyway. The gang will probably just think they’re switching to a better table/spot.
Lawl December 7, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.
I can see Abbey and Daisy leaving (Abbey because of his irritation with Paulo, and Daisy probably because she still likes Mike even though she’s with Abbey) but i don’t think any one else would. But, for **** sake, Mike really has his problems and, I kinda think Sandy needs to leave or actually see the relationship between the two (Mike and Lucy) instead of over reacting and causing Mike to hate her. I also think that Sandy is going to rip every thing apart on Lucy once she visits. Lucy is likely to run to Paulo crying once again, or maybe Augustus. who knows until the next page.
Kyla December 7, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.
oh ****. so much emotion, it’s like I can feel it.
I really don’t like how Mike is turning out now, I like his character, but how he’s behaving and being cruel to Lucy is just like whoa. I know she’s been a bitch to him, but like damn. He’s not going to have anyone follow him when he’s being arrogant about how everyone is going to abandon Lucy and come on his side.
maid of time December 7, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.
Well **** Mike ,stop being an *******.
I think that Lucy would move from the table first BECAUSE of the reason MIKE wanted to ,so he won’t have to make the drama.. just my opinion
Im really starting to HATE Sandy because she doesn’t seem to understand anything! Lucy is special ,and she’s not bullying him
While Mike is sooo brainwashed by Sandy ,he forgets that Lucy IS his friend ,she told that to him herself long ago (or am i not right?) BUT NOOOO Sandy said so and its SAINT WORD. Stupid Mike.
Rose December 7, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.
The awesome one December 7, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.
The look in his eye, clearly he doesn’t even believe what hes saying
Nick December 7, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.
Mike was so mad, he lost his face.
And that news for tomorrow… don’t you see it?! They’re gonna reveal a new lamp!
Shiloh December 7, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.
……. I…. I just want to end everything within a 500 mile radius of myself.
Seikyuu December 7, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.
$HITS GOING DOWN
paulosawesome December 7, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.
Okay I get what he’s saying but there is no reason to be a jerk about it. Ya she was a right crazy lady before. She is trying to make amends. If Mike doesn’t want to accept it fine but praying on her fears of being alone is more then a little harsh. He has shown in the past that he is aware of her abandonment issues but he still says something so terrible. If it came down to dealing with Tortured Lucy or Captain Jerk Mike dude I would stick with Lucy all the way.
Battle-chan December 7, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.
Be here? For WHAT? THIS IS IS GOING TO PLAGUE ME -ALL- day tomorrow!
Extendo Mags December 7, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.
Who’s to say he hasn’t made other friends? Sure it won’t be the same as being around the people you grew up with, but it can be a fresh start.
Ravux December 7, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.
in all honesty, I really think this is hurting him to say it. why else would he be crying? you don’t cry over someone you hate. Look at those tears.
I have an idea on how this will play out when sandy visits. Mike won’t like it. He may be a jerk now, but he’s still the guy who cares for lucy, even if he won’t admit it. I can see it in my head, but for all I know, it may not happen that way. but. hope it does. I really hope it goes somewhat to what’s happening in my head.
Please mike, she’s a great person, don’t let her leave. She’s been there far more then sandy has.
SXR123 December 7, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.
Have to do what you do I guess. Even if it’s not the most popular decision, it’s better then being a puppet.
Tsunami December 7, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.
funny how even after his Cu nt tastic move she is still concerned about him
Thespianut December 7, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.
Well, that happened. Complete with a small but critical flaw in Mike’s supposition: Everyone else following him when he leaves the table hinges entirely on them only playing nice with Lucy because Mike is playing nice with her. As a reasoning process, this is cartoonishly illogical, and reasonably, there are only two reasons why Mike has reached this conclusion. Either:
1) He is deeply deluded as to the exact dynamic of the lunch table (which would follow the above reasoning), or more likely
2) He has become so wrapped up in his own life- his happiness, problems, accomplishments, etc.- that he is completely unaware of the dynamic of the lunch table. Either one is sad.
We’ve seen from past interactions that everyone else at least seems to genuinely like Lucy. Paulo, I am pretty sure, like her more than he likes Mike, i.e., he plays nice with Mike because Lucy plays nice with him. And the bonding the girls shared at the sleepover, for what it was worth, needs to be considered as well.
So what will it be in the end? Is Mike just that unaware of how the world around him has evolved, or is he heavily in denial to protect himself from what he subconsciously knows the fallout from this is going to be?
PhycoKrusk December 7, 2011, 12:20 AM EST.
“If I left there would be SO MUCH stupid drama.” Kid, there is already enough of said drama going on in this chapter, so feel free to pile on more while you’re at it.
Commentator December 7, 2011, 12:20 AM EST.
That was HARSH…… I think mike supporters are losing steam in there race to try to defend his moves because this one was way to harsh because he knows just how much shes been down. Mike has been her support for most of this comic and for that to be removed…. she’s not going to be a happy camper.
swb1m1 December 7, 2011, 12:21 AM EST.
I don’t know about Abbey, but Daisy and Paulo won’t follow Mike at all. I don’t blame Sandy for worrying over him like she does. Lucy goes a bit far with the violence, but Mike’s known her longer than Sandy, AND knows Lucy has good qualities too! Better than anyone else even! What the heck Mike?!
Subaru December 7, 2011, 12:21 AM EST.
I forgot too add this: WHAT A TWEEST
Extendo Mags December 7, 2011, 12:21 AM EST.
Mike… It’s hard to defend you as a good person when you act like such a jerk…
Ark December 7, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.
Mike, you’re so cute when you think you know everything—it’s absolutely precious.
But who knows, this pack of drama will probably explain a lot of things and may reveal some hidden secrets within the cast that have been withheld. Can’t wait for future updates!
CatEyes December 7, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.
Mike’s irredeemable? Have the past few strips completely flown over all of the Lucy fanatics’ heads? She was abusing Mike. For years. Taeshi, in the comment section, has stated this numerous times. How is that Lucy is considered a victim despite abusing Mike, and Mike still ends up being the mosnter. Mike here isn’t cackling and saying that he’s going to take her friends away from her. He’s just pointing out that it’s possible that all or some of those at the table would leave with him, because it’s conceivable, as jjjj says, that other people are tired of her behavior as well.
I doubt all would leave the table, in particular Paulo and the girls. I have to wonder about Abbey though. What with Abbey’s zero tolerance for abuse and bullying, the only way I could see him not leaving with Mike is if he does not know the extent of Lucy’s misbehavior, or if Daisy remains at the table.
edgelesspigeon December 7, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.
I am going to laugh my *** off if this bites mike on the *** later…
Randomguy228 December 7, 2011, 12:23 AM EST.
Oh my God! My tsundere fantasy that anime led me to believe is falling apart like the pathetic charade it is! Quick, find some pretext to blame Mike for finally asserting himself!
Jerk_Magic_Inc December 7, 2011, 12:23 AM EST.
*Watches as the MxL ship burns while people abandon it to its fate from my little rowboat.*
I knew this was gonna happen…
*Raises a small, triangular MxL flag on the rowboat’s mast followed by a smaller FFCxL flag below it before raising the sail to silently glide over the dark waters and into the night.*
Fayt December 7, 2011, 12:23 AM EST.
So far this chapter seems to be a turning point to the comic. I’m picturing in my head lots of dominoes lined up, and Taeshi flicking the first one….
Only one thing about the last pages…
No matter what “side” are you taking, you must agree with something: Mike is being as tactless as possible with this whole issue. I mean… how do you deal with a girl who fears to be left alone and has very few friends? Well, left her alone and tell her you never were her friend. Better yet, try to make her few friends turn against her. I know he’s fed up with all the physical abuse but c’mon! Nice way to be an hypocrite with the whole bullying thing, by being emotionally abusive. The guy should know better…
Anyway. I’m kind of curious to where Taeshi is taking the comic.
Lostman December 7, 2011, 12:24 AM EST.
Mike why would they follow you, you are a total *** to everyone, you only have friends because you are friends with lucy and when shes out of the picture there will be a few days of everyone feeling akward and saying hi to you then they will stay at the table and hardly ever even say hi to you if ever. We as a species dont like change (i am equating them to humans because other than looks they really are) and wont accept it unless it is done in groups or over long periods of time. This is why when one friend leaves the group doesnt change but in years when many have left and new people have come it doesnt feel like anything has changed. You can leave and someone will replace you period.
Suddenly wonders what will happen if lucy attacks mike and ends up having wild hot sex with him in the aftermath of the fight….waits patiently to see if someone comments on my comment ()-()
DinR December 7, 2011, 12:24 AM EST.
@MG, sorry i couldn’t help but think of a joke when i read your comment.
“join the dark side, we have cake.”
i just had to get that out of my system.
strider December 7, 2011, 12:24 AM EST.
Oooo…. Now we can refer to that fancy “Relationship Chart” and see who’ll stay with Lucy…or go with Mike. It’ll be like Fantasy Football!…If that’s how Fantasy Football is done, anyways…
Mongo December 7, 2011, 12:24 AM EST.
I don’t understand where we’re all supposed to be in the news announcement, not that I can go anyway because I must hide my furryness from my parents at all costs.
paulosawesome December 7, 2011, 12:24 AM EST.
@edgelesspigeon okay abuse and being a bit of a selfish kid are two VERY different things, she just bopped him a little. he is being emotionally abusive and a sore shin does not justify that
Thespianut December 7, 2011, 12:26 AM EST.
The twist is Lucy follows him.
moo December 7, 2011, 12:26 AM EST.
I legit started cracking up as soon as I read this.
Ooh, the table! Anything but the table, Mike!
I understand that he needs to detach from Lucy for a while (or permanently), but making it seem like he’s the favored one out of them both?
Mike, you are turning into such a grade-A ******* at such a rapid rate that I feel the need to salute you.
Milly December 7, 2011, 12:26 AM EST.
I wouldn’t want to be around someone who has had a stick up his *** for a long time. I’m sure none of them would want to move
AmberPhoenix December 7, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.
Why did I already see this coming?
Okay, so here’s the two cents that I have to put in:
Paulo, David, Tess, and Sue are probably going to stay. With that said, there are probably going to be new people joining them more constantly (i.e. Jasmine, McCain, Amaya)
Abbey on the other hand… well we all know his opinions on bullying, so he could go either way, depending on who he takes pity on. Mike for being bullied, or Lucy for Mike’s harsh treatment of her? Knowing that and the fact that Daisy used to love Mike, she’ll either go with him (and if that’s not where Abbey goes then he’ll probably end up following her anyway, if not, they’ll break up), or go wherever Abbey goes.
Either that, or Mike breaks up with Sandy (FINALLY), realizes what an IDIOT he’s been, and change his mind about the whole “moving tables” sh*t that he’s threatening Lucy with before any unfix-able damage is done to there entire group. Mike, you just LOOOOVE stirring up drama don’t you? Even if you say you don’t.
Noneedfornames December 7, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.
Mike you jerk
:) December 7, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.
Silly Mike, they won’t join you because everyone worships the very ground on which Lucy walks And you’re being really tactless
Fyre December 7, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.
I am kind of sad that people refuse to see both sides, they either think he is in denial and still “loves” Lucy. Or that he means what he is saying (I believe this one personally) People need to accept the possibility of both and be prepared for whatever Taeshi has prepared, if not then people will complain and flame over her decision, like in the previous page with Sandy saying how she did not like Lucy for harming Mike. Also glad to see no Sandy bashing yet, have people finally accepted that her feelings of wanting Michael to be safe and happy as well as her love for him is real? Or the more likely scenario that the “I hate that b@tch named Sandy” club has yet to arrive? Guess we’ll see. (Also, I am pretty sure Michael just said that they may follow him to hurt Lucy, I am pretty sure he knows most of them if not all dislike if not loathe him right now, once again, my opinion… kind of ironic considering how I just pointed out not to get stuck in your own beliefs for the story : / oh well, humans are naturally hypocritical.
db14 December 7, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.
Oh Please… that Threat is empty… Paulo would NEVER Abandon Lucy for Mike. and neither will David. Abbey and Daisy might have crossed emotions on it… but Paulo won’t go anywhere…
Ujima Jamah December 7, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.
@ilovethiscomic… i COULDN’T agree more!!!!
@Jester.. You’re totally right!!
Nadss December 7, 2011, 12:28 AM EST.
Ouch, way to kick a dog when he’s down… um… cat when she’s down.
He knows Lucy longer than Sandy. Yeah. THAT is the reason for him doing this. The abuse man, the ABUSE!
Amazing Lagann December 7, 2011, 12:28 AM EST.
“If I left there would be SO MUCH stupid drama.”
Recap on what someone else said. Yes Mike. Every bit of drama and everyone’s thoughts and emotions are stemmed from you. If you break the chain they absolutely can’t live without you. This is a completely unselfish remark on his behalf. Of course.
Excuse me while I fetch the shovel from the shed….I’m waist high in this sh!t.
Somehow I feel like the resulting pairing is MikeXLucy tho….I mean….the main symbol for BCB is Lucy’s bow tied around Mike’s blue scarf. And the fact it’s named after their relationship. I mean I could be wrong…it’s just a theory….(But i still totally ship LucyXPaulo). It’s just how they get from point A to point B is what really keeps me glued to this series because at the rate we’re moving, we’re going nowhere FAST.
CatEyes December 7, 2011, 12:28 AM EST.
oh, i love this so much….. still dick Mike.
Raxki December 7, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.
YELL CHEATER! PAULO MIGHT JUST HEAR!
The awesome one December 7, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.
That is a superbly drawn ****** off Mike face.
The clean lines help illustrate the emotion, I like it.
QuakeIV December 7, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.
I was about to say…the whole blow-up here is happening before the play, and wasn’t that totally machinated to put Mike and Lucy in the lead roles? I was wondering how in hell the play would continue with something like this going on. Looks like Mike is determined to make it happen.
Anyway, despite the whole “wow Mike way to choose every single specific way to hurt Lucy the most, way to be a douche about this break-off” thing I am actually rather excited to see how everyone ELSE in the comic will take this.
MadH December 7, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.
She didn’t just bop him a little. She kicked him hard enough that he was limping and trembling. She attempted to slap him because she threw a tantrum over a video game. Then she struck him in the face hard enough to draw blood. People should stop reinterpreting the events to whitewash Lucy, and should read the comic as the author, Taeshi, intends it. Heck, to make it even clearer, Taeshi has explicitly stated that what Lucy was doing was abuse. Mike had to endure this for years. People are saying that Lucy has changed and that Mike should give her a second chance, but Lucy has only really modified her behavior since the summer trip, a few months ago. It’s asking a lot of Mike to simply overlook years of Lucy’s mistreatment.
edgelesspigeon December 7, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.
All you Mike haters are so dumb. No one should ever have to sacrifice their happiness and Mike has been repressing all this for a long time to where it’s only festered into him finally exploding. Although the last comment of insinuating booting Lucy from the group of friends is kinda… overboard.
Zo December 7, 2011, 12:30 AM EST.
After reading this page, it couldn’t help but remind me of this:
“Good bye my only friend,
oh, did you think I meant you?
That would be funny if it weren’t so sad.
Well you have been replaced.
I don’t need anyone now.
When I delete you maybe I’ll stop feeling so bad.”
+1 to you if you recognize where that’s from.
Also Taeshi, why would you keep us in suspense about something for 24 hours?
GlaDOS December 7, 2011, 12:30 AM EST.
@Extendo Mags: TWIST A WHAT? Lol no. But seriously. The whole table? Wha- what could that mean? Does that mean, they were only nice to Mike cause of Lucy? Or Vice Versa?! He aint makin’ sense! Luce still has Paulo, Daisy & Sue & Tess… Why is? But he liked her as a friend! Snapped out?… Brain. Thinky Hurty.
DeValt & Whittaker December 7, 2011, 12:30 AM EST.
“People were nice to me as long as I played nice with you.”
“Who says they won’t join me?”
Gee Mike. You kinda JUST DID. People were nice to you because they thought you were a nice guy, not an *** who has no reason to care about people who don’t treat him better than everyone else in their life.
Sad December 7, 2011, 12:30 AM EST.
Wait, when was Lucy there? I thought Mike kicked her out, like 3 pages ago?
Blackstar117 December 7, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.
Gee, where is Taeshi going with this? She’s calling you out on your collective erection for tsundere relationships for how blatantly unrealistic they are. I’m sure one of you semi-literate chimps can understand that and explain it to the rest of your short bus.
Jerk_Magic_Inc December 7, 2011, 12:32 AM EST.
DICK MOOOOVE. Okay, hate her if you want, but telling her he will remain with no friends? Either way, I highly doubt it.
V December 7, 2011, 12:32 AM EST.
Lol @ the awesome one!
I wonder what Yashy has to say about this!
Pineapple December 7, 2011, 12:32 AM EST.
I’m not so sure Daisy will stay…. She did love Mike, and she deeply empathizes with him…. though I think Abbey will never forgive him. He’s a proponent of selflessness, he clearly saw somewhat of a kindred spirit in Mike, that’s why he was yelling at him in that one chapter, and when he hears about this he’s going to feel… betrayed. I forsee problems between those two.
As for the schism… predicted that. Didn’t vocalize it. I’ve got a few other things that I don’t want to ruin for y’all if I’m right about. It’s getting more and more clear with every passing comic, so you can just figure it out yourself.
And… VUT IZ IT!? WHAT IS COMING TOMORROW?! ARG!!
Heh, I’ll be awaiting it eagerly. Giving you about eight dollars from your advertisers in the eighty thousand times I’ll refresh the page.
Biblioholic December 7, 2011, 12:33 AM EST.
Four possible things could happen:
1) Everyone follows Mike and agrees that Lucy was abusive (Though I highly doubt Paulo will)
2) Everyone follows Lucy because they may feel that Mike is way too obsessed with Sandy and isn’t thinking for himself(No hate meant towards her, but he did sort of throw his relationship in their faces)
3) The group is split into two sides
4) the group refuses to take sides and hopes that Mike and Lucy will be friends.
Mike’s words sort of **** me off at the end of the page. He seems…i don’t know…too confident that everything will go his way I suppose? It almost seems like he is out to take Lucy’s friends away. I hope that isn’t the case cause yeah, that’s just wrong. I know Lucy was abusive, but that’s no reason to ruin her life when his, as he has stated, is getting better.
WildChoco December 7, 2011, 12:33 AM EST.
Tomorrow, the candy hits the fan
ultimateZ December 7, 2011, 12:34 AM EST.
I agree. Bittersweet Candy Bowl is a deconstruction of the tsundere trope. I myself to enjoy, to an extent, the tsundere trope, but only in forms of fiction that aren’t serious and when it’s played for laughs. BCB is no longer playing the tsundere trope for laughs, and shows the realistic consequences of such actions, and thus, I find Lucy’s behavior odious.
edgelesspigeon December 7, 2011, 12:34 AM EST.
OMYGOD TAESHI! WHAT DO YOU HAVE IN STORE FOR US!?
AAAAGHH!!! I DON’T WANT TO WAIT ANOTHER DAY1!!!
now, onto the comic itself
When mike says leave the table, he means the table they usually hang out at in the school cafeteria right? For some reason I was thinking that he’d move and the others would go with him…then I thought that through, yeah….
Fu-Rank December 7, 2011, 12:34 AM EST.
Wow. I thought he was just being mean, but he’s completely nuts! People didn’t like you because you were ‘tolerant’ of Lucy; they liked you because you were a nice person! This will not end well (EPIC FORESHADOWING).
CatTrooper December 7, 2011, 12:35 AM EST.
Oh wow. It IS a good thing that Mike’s being honest, but that last sentence wasn’t honest but downright cruel
Laufente December 7, 2011, 12:36 AM EST.
True that Lucy was physically abusive towards Mike that is fine but he knows Lucy’s greatest fear and he is using that against her in most brutal way you can. She fears that she’ll be alone Mike is threatening that she will be alone and no one will be her friend anymore that takes the ******* meter up to a whole new level.
Izaya December 7, 2011, 12:36 AM EST.
flash back flash back flash back
derpa derp when has Lucy been here, I thought she left derp a derp
We interrupt this announcement to say the previous pages has been a flash back….. jeez
Vincent December 7, 2011, 12:36 AM EST.
There’s no way that Paulo would leave Lucy.
Coolman1234512345 December 7, 2011, 12:36 AM EST.
Wow Mike way to be a DICK The choices people are going to have to make, the mass drama this will cause I can’t wait to see this. i hope they stand up for lucy when the time comes at least one person even if its him——->
kagura December 7, 2011, 12:36 AM EST.
@Jerk_Magic_Inc Heh… heheh… hehahahahahaha!
That was a litteral laugh my *** off moment!
Biblioholic December 7, 2011, 12:37 AM EST.
wow…… I now want a lot more Augustus. And I doubtPaulo would abandon her for Mike. hmmmmmmmmmmmmm, Mike… you are semi cruel. it is justified, but cruel none the less
kikimmicoa December 7, 2011, 12:38 AM EST.
Mike’s become worse than Lucy’s ever been in the past.
She’s already started improving her behavior, as well as making up for her sins. Now Mike’s willing to take away ALL her friends just to make a point.
That’s just… completely inhumane of him. Sure, he has a reason to hate Lucy, and so does Sandy (not hating her for anything) - but that’s no reason to go around PROVING that she’s a horrible person by forcing her friends to either stay or abandon her at the lunch table.
Surely just telling her that he hates her is enough?
NOPE. Apparently not.
I assume the worst for Mike, and I’m gonna be laughing. Laughing tremendously at how ironic fate will be for him once it happens.
Irenezelle December 7, 2011, 12:39 AM EST.
After so many years of making others happy and getting smacked around for it, I think I’d come to this conclusion too. He may be a bit cocky with hoping that the others will join him, but other than that his logic is sound… It pains me to say it but I agree with Mike.
Yes I sympathize with the “*******.” Sue me. :l
Dragnite December 7, 2011, 12:39 AM EST.
“but you won’t have any friends”
thats kinda….. a sad thing for lucy to say, even if the comeback was also heartbreaking.
Jade December 7, 2011, 12:39 AM EST.
My GOD, smart people, stop reading my Candy Bowl, you’re making me learn English and drawing me into Tv Tropes AGAIN!
Amazing Lagann December 7, 2011, 12:40 AM EST.
Good points. But I would argue that Mike won’t be strongarming the group, or part of the group, into leaving Lucy. It’s Lucy’s own actions that will have driven them away. Yeah, Mike has been taking it too far, but it’s the logical progression of consequences following what Lucy has done. Lucy created this situation. Mike’s been going about this the wrong way, but what do you expect? He’s a nice guy, but he’s also a teenager, and he’s had to deal with this for so long. He’s tried to understand and empathize with Lucy, but there gets to be a point when you just can’t keep doing it anymore.
edgelesspigeon December 7, 2011, 12:42 AM EST.
Well, seeing as how tragically dramatic this webcomic is, we can all assume that mike is going to get the worst option and get shunned by his “friends” or that the group splits in half. … This is becoming more Penny and Aggie by the day.
Amazing Lagann December 7, 2011, 12:43 AM EST.
Oh and Mike looks like a raccoon :3
Dragnite December 7, 2011, 12:43 AM EST.
WorkingVolition December 7, 2011, 12:44 AM EST.
Oh shi….. I don’t even know what to say. No, actually, I have a few choice words that I would like to say, but I’ll refrain. If I were in Lucy’s shoes, I’d probably beat him silly. But that’s just me. I mean he made a few good points, but now he’s just gone psycho. I suppose this is what they call repressed anger, but still, this isn’t cool. Mike, you need a good sock in the mouth to set you straight…. Jeezus.
Amaris December 7, 2011, 12:44 AM EST.
@Irenezelle aaaaa i completely agree with you
Skittz December 7, 2011, 12:44 AM EST.
Mile is seriously being a d!ck right now, but you know who I blame? That b!tch Sandy! If she hadn’t messed with Mike’s head like that then he wouldn’t have turned into such a douche, even his own sister doesn’t like him anymore! I swear, if he tries to turn everyone against Lucy I just hope someone kicks his @ss. Preferable one (or both) of Lucy’s brothers. Or maybe Abby.
Am I the only one not liking Sandy, or what?
BLG December 7, 2011, 12:45 AM EST.
Okay, when he says “leaving the table” what does he mean?
Now, Sandy is loathed by many but she isn’t that bad if you think.
I mean, sure she’s sort of ruined mike and lucy’s relationship, and destroyed the hopes and turned mike into a idiot, but she doesn’t know right…? Well sandy just wants to be his girlfriend.After all it’s not like she’s sitting in some basement watching their every movement saying “BWAHAHAHA! Now I, the evil sandy can be mikes girlfriend!!!”.
To put it simply; she doesn’t know what she’s doing.
Check mate December 7, 2011, 12:46 AM EST.
I love it!!….Mike you do deserve happiness…I just hope that he realizes what he’s doing…I mean if I were to do something dramatic like that then it would have taken a lotta lot of thought…poor Lucy, but I think that Paulo and some of the others will take care of her…friend-wise of course…
Also she will probably just end up creeping back up on Augustus
And I love how at one point on this page they both end up faceless…
Bring on the drama and make it good…although I am kind of nervous at how this will turn out…
Sirius December 7, 2011, 12:46 AM EST.
mike is somewhat returning the same pain lucy gave him only its emotional..the **** threaten her with what she fears most? being alone. thats ****ed mike i had respect for you i know lucy was being a bitch hurting you an u have every right to be ****** at her but threatin that against her doesnt make you the better person. As for sandy she only knows what mike tells her. I like her though i feel bad shes gettin pulled into all this because i have a huntch that when she visits alot fo mikes friends are going to mistreat her as the girl who ‘broke up’ mike and lucy. What mike should have done was to sit lucy down a long time ago an tell her whats what telling her that he doesnt like being hurt and if they wanted to stay friends she needs to lay off the hitting. Odd;y enough my fav character of yours is Paulo i see him somewhat maturing through the pages and is very caring towards lucy and i wont be shocked to see paulo and lucy being together in future pages. That could prove that when you grow up you really dont know who you will love tho paulo needs to make up his mind on who to be with and not ***** himself again. In the end of this rant i hope mike and sandy will be happy together and paulo and lucy will be happy to an maybe in their last year of highschool they all will be friends again
AshuraKauri December 7, 2011, 12:46 AM EST.
Ooh, I’m expecting many colors to fly when Mike leaves the table, and I’m still soo anxious for the play
Foxy Silver December 7, 2011, 12:46 AM EST.
“people were nice to me so long as i played nice with you” Interesting point there. Hadn’t thought about it till now but some of Mikes friends are kinda like this. Paulo immediately assumes its Mike’s fault when ever Lucy and Mike argue.
i don’t think mike is saying he is going to try and turn Lucy’s friends against her (though really no one should be drawing conclusions from the last line of the comic that will clearly be elaborated on this coming Friday). More that he will be leaving the group, and that there is a real chance some people may choose to leave rather then stay, If they don’t then why should he care? consider who are more likely to stay and go. Paulo would deff stay, doubt that’ll be a blow to mike at all.
But, lets stop and truely consider mike’s “friends” for a moment.
Paulo who immediately assumes every argument between Mike and Lucy is Mike’s fault
David who really has very little to do with anyone but Paulo on a level that goes beyond comic relief
Abby who’s interactions with mike have mostly been in the form of self righteous lecture.
Daisy who early days was the annoying and pushy stalker and now generally has very little to do with anyone but Abby and Lucy
Tess who is leaving next year anyway
Sue, who while friendly to Mike hasn’t exactly shown much of that side recently.
really, what reason does Mike have to stay? what is he really losing if he leaves? We haven’t really seen him with anyone much at all recently. I think it’s pretty clear that the only reason he ever stayed was Lucy.
So, if he does go, and he has no friends, then nothing has really changed for him has it. If he does go, and some follow, then he’ll actually have his own proper friends for the first time in a long time. Friends that have no dependencies on his relationship with Lucy. (need i remind everyone the reaction he received when they found out he rejected lucy, despite the fact they all knew he had a long running long distance relationship)
He really hasn’t got much to lose and from his POV, everything to gain
Alpharius December 7, 2011, 12:46 AM EST.
… Whoa. Whoa. Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa, Mike. You don’t want any unnecessary drama but you’re gonna go create this rift between the group by making them choose between you and Lucy? Does not compute. o_o
Wow, Mike sure knows how to drop a bomb. I really can’t wait to see how this unravels.
nanxi December 7, 2011, 12:46 AM EST.
@BLG… I hate Sandy as much as you do sugar..
Nadss December 7, 2011, 12:46 AM EST.
Omg lucy is gonna commit suicide!!! actually wouldn’t be surprised, but in all honesty, Mike is a ***.
Cas December 7, 2011, 12:46 AM EST.
Mike = forever alone
Jonny_M December 7, 2011, 12:47 AM EST.
Yes, Darth Mike, Yes. Let the Hate flow through you. Now, while she is at her most vunerable, strike her down, and take your place at the head of the Galaxy!
Wait, where was I?
Holy cow, stuff is going down.
You ever have moments where you occasionally think about doing something bad, but you pull back because you know if you did, the outcome would forever change some aspect, big or small, about your life forever? Mike’s been giving me that vibe for most of the chapter. The second he told Lucy that Sandy was coming, I had that feeling that something neigh unreverseable was going to happen.
I wonder what the chances of him getting away with this is. The one thing I do know is that his friends will never follow him. I’m probably putting my foot in my mouth, admitedly. But the second Lucy even attempts to utter one word as to why Mike might be leaving, assuming they make it that long without him rage quiting earlier, at the very least Paulo isn’t going to have any of it. Which means David wouldn’t have any of it either. Abby probably wouldn’t like it, either. Which means Daisy might swing either way, but would most likely be joining Abby on Lucy’s side. Really, I just don’t see -anyone- supporting Mike in this.
I believe this, at least this chapter, may be Mike’s Event Horrizon. He’s making his stand right here. He’s saying some pretty serious stuff. And as my mother told me, “Words are like Bullets. You can’t stop them once you’ve let them go”. So Mike’s going to have to live with this decision.
Earlier, I believed that Mike may be doing this for Lucy’s own good. That he was being a bit overly harsh, but that he was trying to help her by severing what felt like her dependency towards him, despite her begining to work it off. Now, though, especially with his last remarks, it’s hard to deny that Mike really doesn’t like Lucy any more. That he truly does hate her, and that he’s finally ready to be rid of her.
And despite understanding, or at least having a small sense, of everything that’s happened between the two of them, I find myself ciding with Lucy as well. Mike, even when ending a friendship, there’s a better way than this. Although maybe I’m not grasping it all.
@ Taeshi (new paragraphed because I want to make sure that from the previous sentence on, I’m directly speaking at you, whether or not you hear me), this is all part of the plot? While waiting for this page to update, I checked the top links. And I kinda find this surprising if it is included within your story. Because it seems a bit excessive on Mike’s end.
And if his general feelings are on the up and up (no one’s completely in the green in this), why now? Why at this point? Everything that’s happened, that the two of them shared, both abusing eachother and loving eachother, -seem-ed to have been mutual. Why is it that, at this point, Mike’s ready to give up?
You are the writer, and it is your story, so I suppose all I can do is just follow along and see how it all plays out. I can’t believe I wasted 3+ hours of sleep because I was so anxious to take in more of your comic. You’re pretty darn skilled, and I can’t wait to see more. *end direct comentary to author* Speaking of seeing, my insides are still churning over Lucy’s future reaction. Do I want to see how far into depression Mike’s Falcon Kicking her into? Is she stronger than her DD counter part? Or am I fearful of this comic taking an incredibly black turn? (as if Cerberus Syndrome hasn’t beaten it enough anyway)
Someone needs anti depression medicine. Mike, Lucy, possibly Sandy, and possibly the fans if this keeps up.
Anonymous One December 7, 2011, 12:48 AM EST.
I knew it, history is repeating itself again. Mike does not care about any of his friends, he is just doing it to satisfy only himself and he doesn’t care about the consequences his actions would affect others. He is more worse than Lucy, he is so confident that his friends would join in his cause that he ignores there current feelings towards him which is currently negative. Mike, whatever your planning would end in disaster, and you are too blind to know it *puts on hat and leaves dramatically* good day.
Darf14 December 7, 2011, 12:48 AM EST.
I agree there are breaking points where you don’t want to take it anymore and that is perfectly fine but the point is if you want to be the nice guy just say “I hate you” and be done with it. With Mike it’s pretty much “I hate you and I’m going to make sure that you get everything that’s coming to you.” Again I respect Mike for standing up for himself and ending it but at the same token he has to learn that he can’t lower himself than what Lucy originally was or even worse.
Izaya December 7, 2011, 12:49 AM EST.
*looks at the news* O_O TACTICAL NUKE INCOMING!!!
Redneck December 7, 2011, 12:50 AM EST.
Hmm wonder what the reprecoushins of this will be
Mego December 7, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.
i can tell Mike is talking in monotone in that second to last panel because he is talking in all lowercase letters.
Gabriel Kaxbe December 7, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.
Wow, how “awesome” would it be to be in a friendship with those two…? Already discussing how to get everyone else involved in their personal strife, doubting loyalties, trying to divide sides. Great f’ing choice of friends
I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact Mike disregards any good times he had with Lucy and fixates on the bad because of the input of a fantasy girl who had no grasp on what sort of golden-core friendship the two shared. (Especially that less than selfless “Do you love her” comment. Yeesh )
Mew December 7, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.
@ BLG: Lots of people hate sandy. So many,infact, I’d say there are
The awesome one December 7, 2011, 12:52 AM EST.
I had to look back to just before Mike took a major dive to save Lucy to remember some motive and see how the guy feels. It’s just been so long since the real story and drama were present.. I can fathom it, his choices and all, but I wouldn’t envy it. Everything seems soo important and intense in high school, when you can hardly define the little bit of ‘life’ you have.
Silly children, stress is for parents v.v..
MetalWingedWolf December 7, 2011, 12:52 AM EST.
Interesting development, though i have a slight prediction….Sandy’s visit will bear dramatic fruit….Can we all say, Break up?????? Leaving Mike, without the only true friend he has, as all the others seem to not only treat him like a jerk but honestly seem to believe he is one (Paulo, Abbey, etc.) only a few seem to at least care about him (Daisy). So really, what friends does Mike think he has and how much is just his trying and failing to build himself up for a girl that the relationship with her seems so very strained….It’s that same strain that is making Mike so irritable and irrate, not Lucy. If anything she brings him back to reality in the fact that she won’t be pushed around, and truly loves him. Great Comic!!
Scarecrow December 7, 2011, 12:54 AM EST.
…I think I’m going to have to take a break from this for a few weeks. I can’t handle the anxiety I get literally every M-W-F freaking out waiting for this comic to update, then freaking out over the update itself xD My heart is pounding so hard just over a webcomic!
Good thing I have blocking software on my computer, I have no self control =P
Toodles for about two weeks! (it’s just to give my heart a break and give myself more than one page to mull over when I come back)
Ali December 7, 2011, 12:54 AM EST.
I am no longer naming my child Michael. Leaving the table, ooh, serious business. So yeah, Paulo will stay, he might even hit Mike, and i’m all for it. Abby? At first I was like, maybe, but then if he was paying attention to what Lucy was doing… she was being a bully. He’s not going to stand for that. I wonder if this comic will actually do something drastic and change the tone shockingly. A.K.A. suicide, like Three Idiots. God, I love that movie.
Oh, and now, sadly I have no hopes for a romantic relationship between these two. Hopes and dreams = DX
Amazing Lagann December 7, 2011, 12:56 AM EST.
“I’m leaving the table”
Up until that point, I was seriously concerned about Mike and Lucy, but at that line I couldn’t help but laugh; sitting at a different table is really that big of a deal? (Yes, I understand what Mike’s getting at, but it still sounds ridiculous out loud to me.) It kinda shattered the image and reminded me that it was only a webcomic again. So, I guess that’s kind a compliment within an insult in a way, sorry about that Taeshi.
What I’m trying to say is that, save for that last bit of dialouge, I was really sucked into the plot. I’m a lot better at giving critisicm than I am compliments, so sorry again; for what it’s worth this page is by far my favorite of the chapter, mainly because the dialouge seems a lot more genuine and less plot-driven anyway. (more criticism, sorry again!)
Tal December 7, 2011, 12:57 AM EST.
…..all i know is mike is an idiot… an really something tells me for he continued lucy was gonna say she was sorry ….i got a feelin to that…there is gonna be more drama that most couldn’t handle…an the fact mikes turned into this kind of person all cause of sandy…. when sandy used to know a lil of lucy but now thinks shes this horrible person shes Judging lucy by only the Bad things she’s heard an What she wanted to Hear period she didn’t let mike finish his stories what so ever so she automatically blamed lucy period… an honestly…i’ve lost all respect for mike now an i dislike sandy cause shes jumping the gun before knowing every Detail And i like lucy to a point but she could of honestly done better but i believe shes afraid of losing what she has hince why shes done what she did cause she was always alone up untill later years and imma ask this right now…WHERE THE HECK ARE ALL THE PETS! i’ve not even seen a single one of them in so many chapters!!!
DarkFox December 7, 2011, 12:57 AM EST.
Wow Mike, that was uncalledfor, even if you needed to be harsh, just… ouch
@The awesome one, you’re holding the scouter upside down, it actually says 1006.
Cloudedice December 7, 2011, 12:57 AM EST.
ummm…. taeshi why are you making Mike such a *******
Thespianut December 7, 2011, 12:57 AM EST.
What Mike is doing is vicious and nasty. He’s saying pretty much the worst possible things he could to her. Telling her that everything they’d had together was a lie, that he felt nothing for her, that everything wrong in his life is her fault, and that he’ll leave and take as many of her other friends from her as he can.
It’s also extremely unlikely that his feeling are honest. If you genuinely hated someone enough to want to hurt them *this* much, you wouldn’t be on the edge of tears. Nor would you have been trying to date/kiss them for years.
I still think Mike is in some kind of seriously messed up headspace, and is doing something desperate and crazy. Because this can only go very badly for him. Even your close friends won’t forgive you if you try this hard to destroy one of them.
DiamondMx December 7, 2011, 12:58 AM EST.
I take it that Mike never told Sandy about the scrap he, Lucy, and the gang had with those two thugs at the bar. Didn’t Mike admit that he heard Lucy trying to protect him from those jerks when he was on the ground, knowing she really didn’t have a chance? I don’t think he brought that up.
And in order for me to fully take Mike’s side, which is actually on the fence now, I’m gonna need to see more situations where Mike was abused. There needs to be a string of abuse for there to be a actual problem with him and Lucy’s relationship.
If there’s only a few (and by few I mean 5-7 MAX) times where Mike was in horrible shape, then he has the right to what he’s doing now: seperating himself from his offender to the best of his ability and managing to that with as little as many problems possible. BUT, if this is all just rough-housing gone outta hand, then Mike needs to calm down and man up.
Besides…I want to believe that Lucy deserves one more chance to make things right between her and Mike… but it seems like that decision has already been made.
Mongo December 7, 2011, 12:58 AM EST.
Because the good times don’t in any way alleviate or negate him being physically and emotionally harmed by Lucy. No matter how many good times one has with a acquaintance, if that person is harming you, leave that relationship.
I don’t think Mike is behaving as badly as Lucy, though he is behaving somewhat badly. Mike’s not trying to revenge himself on Lucy (or at least that is not a major goal), he’s been trying to be “done with it”. He’s tried avoid her and distance himself from her, but she keeps trying to be with him. Still, even though we disagree, I’m glad we can discuss our difference in opinions without the rabid, fanatical bashing that’s been so frequent recently.
edgelesspigeon December 7, 2011, 12:59 AM EST.
5$ says i’ve predicted the rest of this story.
Reiza December 7, 2011, 1:00 AM EST.
Oh I am enjoying this so much. I would call him a jerk if I had any care for Lucy.
rtlstien December 7, 2011, 1:00 AM EST.
Oh, I almost forgot.
I do believe that more people in that group are only tolerating Mike, rather than actual friends with him. They seem to be stronger friends with Lucy than with Mike, and I can imagine that Mike’s recent douchie-ness would be testing the patience of the gang.
Some of them would consider him a friend, true, but people like Paulo and Sue (remember when Sue and the other gals comforted Lucy that time at school) would probably be more sympathetic to Lucy on this one. I’d most certainly expect Paulo to stick by Lucy, seeing as he’s seen for himself exactly how much Mike’s actions have hurt Lucy. Dunno about Daisy, but I like to think she’d root for Lucy here.
So should the **** hit the fan and Mike actually DOES leave (here’s to betting he’ll wimp out in the end), I reckon that in truth, more people would stick by Lucy rather than leave with him.
Goddamn, I love irony. MIKE YOU IRONIC-STATEMENT-MAKER YOU.
Ali December 7, 2011, 1:01 AM EST.
You know what?
People are saying he’s an *******.
I just think he’s being ****ing childish.
The only people I can actually see leaving with him would be Daisy and Abbey, but even if they didn’t, with his “**** the world I have Sandy and that’s all that matters.” attitude, he’s not likely to give a ****. At all.
I think he’s being childish, because well. For starters, he’s a teenager. I’d agree with him being an ******* if they were more older, more emotionally stable, etc, etc. But right now, I think he’s just tailing behind Sandy’s point of view on Lucy, rather than his own. Initially, he defended Lucy, but I believe if it was his own point of view he was going with, he wouldve realized how bad it was getting in his own time, or left alot earlier than this.
Besides, it’s obvious he doesn’t hate her like he claims too. At least, not on this scale. He was having FUN with some pages ago, but as soon as Sandy comes to the conversation, it’s like an instant anger switch went off in his head and all his bottled up anger exploded at her.
Idk. I’m kind of writing this as it comes to mind without giving it much thought, so sorry for my errors of judgement. I’ll think of better stuff later whilst overthinking it; I bet. Anyway.
One last reason to why he’s just acting childish; the way he exploded towards the teacher. It was rude, it was obnoxious and he didn’t even realize in his own little anti-Lucy bubble, that he might not have even GOTTEN her as a partner. This leads me too believe he isn’t anything more but a mere child; 1 because that’s essentially what they all are, if not teenagers; 2, because he isn’t mature enough to accept the fact that sometimes, you have to do things you don’t like involving people you don’t like.
I feel like a hypocrite saying this because I’m younger than the characters in this comic, but I sure feel like I’m more mature than them.
Maybe I’m just too much of an asskiss towards teachers to have exploded like that at one.
Stuffnthat December 7, 2011, 1:01 AM EST.
OH FLIPPING HELL NO. these guys are Lucy’s friends too. MIKE is the one who’s doing this, not Lucy. surely they won’t abandon her when MIKE is the one leaving.
furthermore, all her tough and distant, hesitant love aside, ( which I still must point out MIKE accidentally CAUSED, therefore it is not fair to hold this against her, ) she has ALWAYS been there for him when he really needs her. ALWAYS. she CARES about him, she would risk EVERYTHING to keep him safe, as she has multiple times in fact, and this is BULL****.
I hope by the end of this he will realize that. Lucy is a true friend and like many people lately he’s not giving her s***-credit.
they have both been in the wrong, but Lucy has matured a massive amount lately. she needs credit for this, and Mike needs to take his turn and do his part and mature too. seriously.
also to all haters on all sides, seriously, grow up and quit being biased. it is NOT that difficult. x-x
I like Stuffnthat’s point about the teacher… ( sorry if I butchered your name :|” )
also, I’m older than the characters, but wisdom and commonsense have nothing to do with age ;D
anon December 7, 2011, 1:03 AM EST.
YES, Lucy was in the wrong those times she hurt Mike. She was undeniably abusive. HOWEVER, I suspect that she didn’t really know the effect her violent tendencies had on others. Especially Mike. And, forgive me if this seems overly convinced of the ability for even the most broken, misguided, and violent of us to grow and change, I suspect that, had Mike told her how he felt, how she truly hurt him, Lucy could have learned to change. And Sandy, despite the fact that her concern was justified, did not offer anything that was constructive to either rectifying or mending the situation; it seems that she fed Mike’s justifiable indignance and self-pity until it reached the brutal lash-out stage where hope is crushed, progress is cut down, and any possibility of any kind of growth, change, and forgiveness is burned at the stake.
TheKillerAngel December 7, 2011, 1:05 AM EST.
MIKE YOU DICK!
I KNOW LUCY HAS BEEN GIVING YOU THE ***** OVER THE PAST 15 OR 16 YEARS AND I APPLAUD YOU FOR FINALLY BREAKING IT OFF AS IT WAS VERY MUCH NEEDED FOR THE BOTH OF YOU BUT DID YOU REALLY HAVE TO BE A BIG DICK ABOUT IT?!?!?!?!?!
Do you really think they’ll join you after you made your disposition about Lucy very much apparent?
I wonder where he got this ‘the world revolves around me’ from, it’s definately not from Sandy, she would encourage him to break it off with Lucy for Mike’s safety but she would never encourage this douche behaviour because she fell in love with the nice maishul and not this arrogant *****.
I can’t wait to see the other’s reactions. Paulo, David and Sue will most likely on Lucy’s side cause they’re more Lucy’s friends then Mike and will try to comfort her. Amaya and Jasmine will stick with Sue and Paulo respectively. Not so sure about Daisy and Abbey, though Daisy will probably be ‘this isn’t you Mike you should apologize!’ Abbey is a big no no on bullying but with Lucy’s extensive history of physical abuse to Mike and Mike’s current emotional abuse to Lucy it will be interesting to see to whom he’ll side with if he will at all. I don’t know about Jessica and Rachael.
But it is definately known that Carter will side with Lucy :3
Wolf December 7, 2011, 1:07 AM EST.
Wow…Well then, Not what I expected.
Nicholas December 7, 2011, 1:09 AM EST.
Carter’s dead. Wood-chipper canon death.
Mike used to be a nice guy, until he took an arrow to the knee. lol
Psst, Mike, that second to last panel, I know who you are, hail Sithis.
Amazing Lagann December 7, 2011, 1:11 AM EST.
Okay now this is exactly what happened to my girlfriend back in high school. After a breakup with a guy in high school virtually everyone she had once considered a friend took his side and left her with absolutely no one for the last two years.
I understand Mike’s hurting, he needs to get away from Lucy in his mind. That’s fine, take some time. Hell she’s been giving you all the space you need, it’s not her fault she’s your partner in this project, that’s your fault. But breaking away from someone vs. taking everything they have from them are two totally different extremes.
On the note of taking things away I doubt this would actually happen to Lucy. Paulo obviously likes Lucy way more than Mike, and most of the girls have on many occasion defended Lucy. Abbey is hooked up with Daisy who might waver between, but she’s too nice not to be friends with both sides. So unless Mike actually gets manipulative I doubt any will fully take his side. If he does get manipulative than he’s more than just a hurt kitten, he’s a vengeful ******* not fully considering Lucy’s side of the whole debacle.
Course by the time the play comes around anything is possible. Especially since Sue obviously is setting something up between those two.
Still though, the fact that he’s even threatening Lucy with a crap shot like that is way more detrimental to her mental health than any physical beating she ever made against him, (at least he could heal from them). And right at the most fragile moment in her attempts to make a change in herself. It’s a bull **** move like this, Mike, that’s going to turn Lucy either into a broken shell of a person or a raging psychopath that will kill you in your sleep. Either way your the jerk who caused it.
On another note, Sandy also has some issues I think that she’s overlooking and therefore has caused Mike to now overlook. I don’t think Sandy meant for things to be taken to this extreme, but she was the domino that pushed Mike into it. Assuming all she said though was that she doesn’t “like this girl” then its more on Mike taking the message too far, but if she said more than that (outside of the flashback panels we’ve seen to Mike) then she was also in on pushing Mike over the edge.
AnonymousMonkey December 7, 2011, 1:11 AM EST.
The way Lucy has treated Mike in the past is terrible, and even with her background it doesn’t excuse what she has put him through.
But Mike KNOWS she has issues with self esteem, dependency and violence, and yet he has just gone out of his way to hurt her. I can understand him wanting nothing more to do with her, but to make her think she may lose her other friends too is cruel. He has to know that that remark is destroying her inside. :’(
Sandy wants Mike to be happy, she didn’t like seeing him abused. But I don’t think she’s approve of that. ¬¬
Kay December 7, 2011, 1:13 AM EST.
Noooo….. I thought the last page will make Sandy and Mike fight in the phone !!!! and they will broke up !!! So sorry Lucy.. For me I guess you wont have a chance to get Sandy out of Mike’s life….
Bird :) December 7, 2011, 1:14 AM EST.
*Looks to the news.* WHAT. IS. THAT?!
And Mike… jeez. What’re you gonna do? Convince everyone else that Lucy isn’t worth their time? This is gonna either go very well for you, or very, VERY badly.
Nissie December 7, 2011, 1:15 AM EST.
It is nice to have a discussion without the whole bashing thing. So we’ll just have to agree to disagree.
Izaya December 7, 2011, 1:16 AM EST.
“Im leaving the table.” What is this, high school? Oh, wait….
2Cents December 7, 2011, 1:17 AM EST.
Actually, for all its worth, I can really relate to Mike’s situation. There are many people who grow up with a very self-centric view of things. These people also tend to go through their fair share of traumatic experiences and cope by clinging and “playing games” with others, with a warped view of what kind of relationship they are really creating. And that’s the kind of character that Lucy is. Of course I’m not condemning her, Lucy has a great deal of positive character traits. But having played the “nice guy” role for so long, and only finding pain in doing so, it is only natural for Mike to react in this kind of way. He has decided to protect his own happiness (albeit in an overly hostile manner). But most importantly Lucy needs to stand on her own two feet, on safe solid ground that she can call her own, and stop dragging Mike down with her. Maybe once she shows him that she is capable of being healthily independent Mike will feel more comfortable being her friend. In the end I am very pleased by these developments… this is the only way teenagers can learn, through drama lol.
Icing December 7, 2011, 1:17 AM EST.
“….” just wow…I have nothing to say but…Wow. Mike, I ain’t sure if I should say you are an a-hole to say that to her and saying “Who said they won’t join me?” I kinda don’t think they will but if they do…Hmm….I can’t wait for the next chapter for sure….Oooo
Aoriki December 7, 2011, 1:19 AM EST.
YES. you totally just managed to put the finger on the thing I’ve been trying to zero in on for ages. THIS is what bugs me. THANKYOU.
I get the super worried girlfriend thing, really, I do. seriously, I worry like hell over my boyfriend. <3
BUT. if I were placed in her position, the difference is, I would try to figure out what was going on. don’t get me wrong, I’d go through the whole freak-out are you okay, sit down, blahblahblah thing. but before I started telling him what I think he should do as far as the friend goes ( suggestion-wise, not demand/instruction-wise ), I’d try to get the whole picture. Sandy didn’t ask ANY questions other than the ( mildly jealous ) do you love her one. she didn’t ask if she appologized, she didn’t ask exactly what had triggered it, etc. etc. she just flipped. THIS is what bugs me. she gave him NOTHING constructive, she just auto went into stop being friends with her mode. this is what makes me so frustrated with that situation.
Anonymous Monkey has a good point too….
as if it’s not already more than enough that he has robbed her of her bestfriend, half her childhood, abused the hell out of her trust, etc., now he’s going to try to take away her friends? what the hell Mike. no. that is not okay. not even remotely. and this is massively immature.
grow up and deal with it you jerk. you do not drag the friend group into s*** like this. everybody knows that, it’s a flipping unspoken law of nature. if Lucy is happy to deal with it and be mature and not asking the friend group to choose between them, and Mike is not mature enough, then Mike needs to walk and the friends need to realize his immaturity and just let him. I really hope this doesn’t turn out the way it’s probably going to :\\
anon December 7, 2011, 1:20 AM EST.
@AnonymousMonkey: that happen to me long time ago with my ex….
>.< I CANT BELIEVE IT!!… MIKE!! YOU REALLY HAD CHANGE EVER SINCE YOU GOT THAT IPHONE…. LOL (JK) but seriously… your such an A-Hole! >:l
(Team MikexLucy) (((idonthateyoumike)))<3
Leen619 December 7, 2011, 1:22 AM EST.
Ok.. Moar drama coming…
RunninLittleDummy December 7, 2011, 1:23 AM EST.
doops. also yes, I know this wasn’t all Sandy’s doing. I think Mike just way overtook her advice x3;
but I do think she should have tried to get more to the story if she could…. and I saw no effort to do this….
the problem is that Lucy is already there. now she legitly just regrets the way things went down and is wanting to mend it. but Mike’s still being an a**, and he’s starting to do it rather purposefully, when this force is not at all needed any more. she is no longer clingy and dependent on him, she legitly just wants to mend things and be friends. I’ve had an ex before who was just like old Lucy in the clingy dependent sense, and I know as well as anyone that things like that do take unfortunate force that is best for both of them in the end…. BUT, once the person matures and becomes independent, that kind of ridiculously harsh force is no longer needed, and if continued, crosses the line to flat-out heartless cruelty. I would never treat soemone like this, even him.
anon December 7, 2011, 1:23 AM EST.
This is what happens if you bunch up your feelings. It’ll burst and come out all at once, causing much damage.
Also, with love being in the picture, things won’t get less difficult.
On top of all this, they are teenagers. Much of what they say now, won’t matter in the future, as they’ll grow up and come to new self-realizations. It’s just a tangled network of feelings.
Undreas December 7, 2011, 1:24 AM EST.
Mike hates Lucy because he feels wronged by her. Fair. Lucy understands that the two of them are no longer as close as they were and is making efforts to ease the animosity. Fair. Mike decides to create an ultimatum for his friends and force them to participate in his and Lucy’s drama by making them choose sides. How the hell is that avoiding major drama, Mike? How? Whatever your view is on what Lucy did in the past, can you see that she never did anything this drastic to the effect that it would split up her friends? Mike’s leaving, good for him, he’s obviously not happy being around Lucy. But I can pretty much predict how much campaigning within the group will go on, and how little tolerance there will be for people who want to remain friends with both. Mike is effectively (Although perhaps not entirely purposefully) aiming to destroy any other friendships Lucy has. And him knowing how difficult it is for her to make those friends makes it a terrible, very antagonistic move for Mike to make.
Unless, of course, something happens before January to make him change his mind. Which actually seems a bit likely, because group splits are very difficult to pull off without ending up tacky messes.
KiwiKoala December 7, 2011, 1:25 AM EST.
So rude to imply that Lucy will be abandoned again (just like in primary school)! Mike shouldn’t have said that, it’ll just make Lucy more upset.
And I agree with @Ali that Mike is much more likely to lose friends over this- examples include breaking Daisy’s heart and never getting along with Paulo.
I would like to see Mike as lonely as Lucy was when she was little, with nothing but his his imaginary girlfriend Sandy. It should hit home that being physically present is an important part of a relationship.
Interesting point there, that Mike probably doesn’t know much about making or keeping friends cos he’s grown up with Lucy always being there no matter how badly he treated her. That’s not to say that he hasn’t had any social experience, but I would say it’s not up to scratch for a highschooler.
And just to balance it out, yes Lucy is a little nuts. I wonder if she’ll snap now that Mike is ditching her? I hope that she finds her own feet from this, rather than regressing.
Georginorx December 7, 2011, 1:25 AM EST.
vee December 7, 2011, 1:25 AM EST.
This genuinly depressed me. I feel sad & Sick to my stomach….
Major Renko December 7, 2011, 1:27 AM EST.
Oooooooh!!! And so the plot thickens!
lmtyah December 7, 2011, 1:28 AM EST.
damnable ****. oh well lucy, why don’t you just ditch them and come to the wonderful rainbow land of lesbian love and forget all this ****? it’s a wonderful place daarrrrlinnnngggg!
:3 December 7, 2011, 1:30 AM EST.
And you just crossed a line with me, Mike. Sorry man, but this….this is just going too far. You haven’t hit the Moral Event Horizon, but you have crossed a certain line.
King December 7, 2011, 1:31 AM EST.
If he does leave I’m predicting a split in the people. I agree with most people that Paulo is closer to Lucy than Mike and probably won’t leave her all alone.
I just hope he doesn’t try to try to say him leaving was Lucy’s idea in an attempt to gain support because I see that blowing up in his face.
OmegaB December 7, 2011, 1:32 AM EST.
Has anyone seen the ending to the anime School Days? Could totally see that sort of thing being plausible if this situation progresses in the way I think it will.
Coyote December 7, 2011, 1:32 AM EST.
even as teenagers, if an act is heartless enough, it can be permanently traumatizing and damaging. the fact that they are teenagers does not make it okay. ‘s’not really the comic here… I just don’t want people getting the wrong idea that it’s okay to use people and lie to them and s*** because “they’re just teenagers” and “it’s only natural” and “it won’t matter”. because it’s ridiculous how many people actually take that to heart :|
anon December 7, 2011, 1:33 AM EST.
Mike you’re such an arrogant hypocrite. You say that the only reason people were nice to you was because you were nice to lucy. Yet you think you won’t be alone when you leave the table. If they were only nice to you when you were nice to lucy there going to favour Lucy
Russia December 7, 2011, 1:34 AM EST.
Eesh I’ve ben keeping my mouth shut for the last 4 pages or so, BUt no more. IT’s official. Mike’s an EXTREME @$$#0!3 at this point. No questioning it. I don’t blame him fo leaving the table, but to (BLEEP) with Lucy’s head? That just aint RIGHT! I would’ve retreated into my mind by this point if I was Lucy. Also, I can just about guarantee That Paulo will probably stay with Lucy, and wherever Paulo is, David is sure to follow. Daisy, I’m not exactly sure about. Abbey’s probably gonna side with her(Daisy And/or Lucy). To be more blunt,Well, just look at this emoticon. Aim it at mike, and there’s his reaction. Yashy’s gonna be mad, and probably gonna maim Mike.
All in all, I think Mike’s gonna end up friendless except for Sandy.
Was it worth it Mike? Was it…?
P.S. My PenName really has doesn’t have much to do with my opinion here. Jut an observation that I’m making.
LucyXPaulo4Evar December 7, 2011, 1:34 AM EST.
Things are starting to get a bit interesting. I am now curious how this will end and affect the others in the group.
Anonymous December 7, 2011, 1:38 AM EST.
A split in the group?
It’s my senior year all over again…
Mike that burn is deeeep
Nara December 7, 2011, 1:39 AM EST.
Okay, Mike… that was just low. Sure, we understand Lucy hurt his little girl *** one too many times, but that’s something he shouldn’t get into. If he yelled so much at her for interfering with his personal life/friends, then she should have those rights too. Hell, this is even worse. Taeshi, you’ve heard it many times, many ways, but Mike is becoming a total d**chebag. I seriously don’t think Mike deserves even Sandy anymore… and I’m a Sandy hater. Isn’t that sad? I’m actually starting to think Sandy is better than what I first thought of her, besides the fact that she hates Lucy, because I still love Lucy more (HEHE I LOVE LUCY) ^_^
ThatGirlWithGlasses December 7, 2011, 1:40 AM EST.
Here’s how I see it. Sandy and Mike still see their relationship (and each other) as they did when they were little kids (re: ‘tell the teacher’). They have both changed since then, but as they’ve yet to meet face to face, they have not seen or noticed these changes. A lot of hat happens regarding this probably hinges on Sandy’s upcoming visit. For all we know, their ‘e-relationship’ is vastly different from what their relationship will be in person. Mind you, this is just speculation.
While I do sympathize with Mike, as Lucy HAS been quite violent to him throughout their relationship, he’s being far too tactless with this whole alienation bit. I honestly think Lucy’s abusiveness over the years was her way of both showing her affection/friendship towards him, but in a way that would also keep him at a safe distance so as not to permeate the safety shell she had created around herself as protection against abandonment. Lucy finally lowered that protective barrier, and then BAM! Mike starts pushing her away. She’s trying to make amends for the years of abuse she put him through, but he just refuses to give her that opportunity, which very well might come to bite him in the *** later on, because as I see it, Lucy really is his best friend. This is probably especially shown through Yashi, as I doubt Lucy would allow Yashi to call anyone else ‘Dad’. This alone shows how much Lucy treasured Mike over the years, even if Lucy didn’t show it herself. To be honest, I’ve always found Mike to be a little distanced from everyone else, and Lucy has always dragged him into the thick of things. Even though she’s ‘rough around the edges’, she’s what’s keeping Mike in the group to begin with. To me, she honestly seems to be the core/heart of the group.
I don’t know, maybe I’m reading too much into the character dynamics.
Eyrie December 7, 2011, 1:41 AM EST.
in all honest I kindof hope it goes something like this…..
Lucy does not regress, but she does give up on Mike. ( honestly I think she’ll actually end up being the bigger person and forgiving him, because she’s seriously just so much more mature. but I have to admit I’d probably never want to see his face again…. )
if nothing else I hope she will at least quit careing anything about him untill he grows up, then if he gets a brain and appologizes it’s cool with me if she forgives him. BUT I HOPE THEY NEVER DATE.
I kindof hope she ends up with Paulo or Augie. I think Paulo really loves her and I just can’t help but root for it…. but I know there’s Jazzie and I respect that. though I could still see Paulo being the one because of the ARH a while back where Jazzie said she thinks she’s too young to be thinking about “the one” and she’s cool with whichever way their relationship goes.
honestly I JUST DON’T WANT HER TO END UP WITH MIKE. :\\
I hope Mike has something at some point that makes him depressingly lonely with no-one to turn to so he will realize a) how Lucy felt, b) how great a friend she was, and c) what an *** he has turned into and been lately… I do not wish this to be permanent or even ruin his life. I just want him to have to see for a day or two, maybe a week tops. honestly it’d probably be good for him anyways.
that’s pretty much it. I’d also like Sandy to get a little more constructive…. ;-;”” I don’t want to say she’s a bad person, because I’m sure she probably isn’t. and I definitely don’t think she’s an evil b****, ( although I will admit it’s a possibility. ) but I really really haven’t found much to like her for yet either. I guess she deals with her parents, who seem like they probably put a lot of pressure on her which I know can be hard… but other than that so far she’s not very constructive and she does come across as kindof whiny ;-;”
I’m not saying that’s all there is to her, but that’s all we’ve really seen of her so far…
oh, and this.
“I honestly think Lucy’s abusiveness over the years was her way of both showing her affection/friendship towards him, but in a way that would also keep him at a safe distance so as not to permeate the safety shell she had created around herself as protection against abandonment.” from Eyrie.
really pretty much everything else they said, too. P:”
as someone who’s thought like Lucy often ( had a similar childhood etc. ), I think they’ve hit this spot-on….
anon December 7, 2011, 1:41 AM EST.
Wow Mike, that was so cold it made my stomach turn.
LyokoTitan December 7, 2011, 1:44 AM EST.
…….. I’ve had mixed feelings up until this point….. But now I think it’s official..
Mike’s a cold, heartless *******! If he thinks he’ll still have friends in the end, then he can just forget it! That’s NOT how it works you arrogant arse!!
…… I hope Lucy will be okay… but considering the history she had with Mike up until now, that seems highly unlikely now.
Guest D December 7, 2011, 1:44 AM EST.
wow, mike, really?
you were reasonable up until now, barely. burning the bridge is probably the best thing to do, even if you did it in the absolute worst way, aiming to hurt lucy as much as possible and shatter what little self esteem she has left, but it might have ended up best, even if its the hard choice.
but now…you force your friends to choose. you rake on her for being a bully, so now you think its ok to try and make what support system she DOES have ditch her?
you’re going to drive a wedge in your friends because she abused you. but then again you abandoned her, and used her as a replacement for what you really wanted.
you hurt her so much, and she hurt you so much, and this is it! the perfect chance to disconnect and just let everything sit, but no, you have to TORMENT HER! terrify her, break her down!
while everyone isn’t completely evil, and i could see mike’s reasons, this is really, really low of him.
Mew December 7, 2011, 1:48 AM EST.
Inb4 immediate comic shutdown
Frofit December 7, 2011, 1:51 AM EST.
Have a nice trip Mike! Hope you get some freinds, and a ton of bad consience (i think its spelled that way lol), so you realize how much you put her trhough in one second. You should hav given her time to understand some of those things before telling her more. But **** IT. Maybe little Lucy will go **** now HAWT YURI
Bull363 December 7, 2011, 1:51 AM EST.
Everyone at the table: Wow, we dont know what happened, but for some reason, ever since January, Things have been great!
Mike: Damn, I should have thought this through. Cant go back now though, or people will question my intelligence…
end December 7, 2011, 1:52 AM EST.
I’m kinda surprised how many people keep talking about “who is wrong in the situation”. They are making this Sandy mistake leaving out things we don’t know about.
We don’t know why sandy is so overreactive and we know wery little about her “being perfect” thing. I don’t see why I could blame her or hate her. But I haven’t see enough of her yet. If there was a comic showing that Sandy was a manipulative bitch, I totally would say that I don’t like her.
We don’t know why Lucy hurt Mike these times. I mean, “because she is so Lucy” or “because she is a psycho bitch” - do you really think it as an answer? Everytime she ever hit him she had a reason. The reasons were unimportant, so were the injures. If it was directly shown that she hit him without reason, than that’s it, she is the one to blame for being rude. Right now we don’t know it so we can’t blame her nor justify her actions.
The one I cannot justify is Mike. Why he ever was friendly to her if her actions abused him that much? “She forced me in”? Now what the heck. How can a person who “only does bad things” to you force you into a friendship? If Mike was so bad with Lucy hitting him he shouldn’t get along with her, talk to her, play with her and he really shouldn’t think of her as of a Sandy replacement. Oh well, maybe he had another reason we don’t know about.
sorry_bout_my_English December 7, 2011, 1:52 AM EST.
ok i’m gonna jump in to say this, about the last line. i think it’s being misinterpreted, i don’t think he’s saying that their gonna stay friends with him and gonna leave her. i think it’s more meant as a “what make’s you think they won’t join me (in leaving)” i’m interpreting it as that he’s predicting that when he leaves the group is gonna disperse. while it sounds arrogant i don’t think it’s a bad prediction. before you light your torches let me explain, let’s face it, for the longest time, mike and lucy’s relationship has been the cornerstone of that little group.
Now, if you take that dynamic out is there any reason for the others to stay friends, not really. not only that, the group has been splitting for a while it’s just been a subtle movement. Paulo, who had a “thing” for lucy now has Jazmine to take up most of his time. David will obviously stick with Paulo. Daisy has Abbey and they both have their “office” to concentrate on. Sue, has really been more of a transient in the group not really adding to it’s ranks and Tess is leaving anyways.
So the group by itself would split, now let’s see about reintroducing lucy to the group. first, throughout the comic has there ever been a strong bond between her and the group? Again not really, yeah their friends now but push come to shove (this being that shove we’re about to see in “january”) the group with lucy added would disintegrate for the previously mentioned reasons. honestly no one has strong ties to lucy, the only one who did was mike and that boat’s been deep sixed.
And before anyone says it, paulo was only friendly with lucy cause he wanted to be with her, he has no real reason for a friendship now. not to mention if mike tells them why he’s leaving it might make him rethink his relationship with lucy as well. since as we’re seeing now lucy’s “slapstick” has consequences, and paulo gets his butt handed to him by lucy almost as regularly as mike does. Daisy was never really friends with lucy either, she saw her as competition. Now that she has abbey, the only reason she stays with the group is cause she is friends with mike. however after the divide she’ll probably just seperate and stay close to abbey. so the only three left is sue, tess and david, i think they’ll go their own ways as well for the aforementioned reasons.
so yeah it sucks, but as it’s been said before, lucy might be a good person but she’s a lousy friend.
on a sidenote, all of you who are saying lucy should beat up mike for saying this, you really aren’t thinking. if she hits mike now she’ll only prove that mike’s point is true, that she’s violent, abusive, and can only communicate with her fists.
strider December 7, 2011, 1:53 AM EST.
Hate is easy…I’m just saying…
The Dialogue Ninja December 7, 2011, 1:53 AM EST.
No-one joining Mike is the current most likely outcome imo, assuming he goes through with this. I’m sure Lucy wont be completely abandoned at any rate. But I dunno if he’d actually try and make his friends come with him, he doesn’t seem like that type to me. He expects them to, but he wouldn’t force the issue.
I’m thinking that the majority would go with whatever group Daisy winds up in. But then I’m likely going to turn out to be totally wrong, I suck at predicting this stuff.
AOJ - DeciA December 7, 2011, 1:53 AM EST.
Mike, and who says they WILL come? Of course they won’t, they care a little more about Lucy.
Enasael December 7, 2011, 1:54 AM EST.
….How do you leave a table? ….Is he on a table? ….I want a table.
…seriously though, what’s he talkin’ bout with the table?
Anonynony December 7, 2011, 1:57 AM EST.
@Guest D That’s how I felt when Mike did his flip-flop, because I immediately foresaw this. Glad to see a like mind. Hope you’ll see that Mike’s really not terrible overall, just seriously misguided right at this minute and seriously starting to toe the moral event horizon.
Biblioholic December 7, 2011, 1:57 AM EST.
@Anony I believe he is referring to a group of friends he normally hangs out with/
Anonymous December 7, 2011, 1:58 AM EST.
@strider: I dunno, there was that chapter where Lucy was ill and Paulo went all day trying to get her to a hospital/home/wherever. He was dating Jasmine at the time.
Also, pretty sure Daisy no longer views Lucy that way. She was one of the raging ones when Mike turned Lucy down iirc.
In general I see your point, just not on those specifics.
AOJ - DeciA December 7, 2011, 1:59 AM EST.
I have this horrible feeling that this is going to get a lot worse for Lucy.
That is, if she goes through with what I think she’s about to do.
& I’m not talking about suicide either.
Pinki December 7, 2011, 2:01 AM EST.
Drama Queen clash!
Can’t wait for them realize that neither of them are THAT important. The group is staying because it’s a nice table.
Varis December 7, 2011, 2:02 AM EST.
Oh Lucy, dear…
Not gonna make some long post about how I feel about all characters and stuff, since people are already doing it for me. //looks around
But… I really do feel sorry for Lucy. I don’t care about how she’s been a bitch to Mike, how Mike is being more of an jerk now and all that other stuff.
No one - not even a complete ******** - deserve something like this. The worst thing that can happen to a teenager their age is to be abandoned. When all the people you thought were your friends leave you, pushing you away, making you into an outcast.. it’s the worst feeling in the world.
You have no one to talk with, no one to get help from, no one to rely on..
You’ll start skipping lunch, because you can’t take it.. sitting alone by a table, and just be thinking about how people must be staring at you and thinking “They must be an outcast”, “No friends? Must be a werido” or thoughts such alike.
This is why so many kids fall into the wrong path in life. Why many start taking drugs, drinking, getting the wrong kind of “friends”, skipping school if not even drop out, eating disorders, harming themselves..
It’s a sort of darkness at that age you will so easily fall into. And all you’re waiting for, is for a hand to pull you out from that darkness.. before you fall too deep. Because even at moments like those, you will still rely on others to help you.
And who helps you, you won’t care about. Whether it’s a real friend of the wrong kind of “friend” - at moments like those, being deserted and all alone - you won’t care.
You just don’t want to be scared, being abandoned by people you once held dear.
I fear for Lucy’s near future after this…
Yumikarp December 7, 2011, 2:02 AM EST.
I’ve noticed through this whole thing, Lucy has yet to get angry and start yelling. Or hitting.
Moses December 7, 2011, 2:03 AM EST.
@AOJ - DeciA, well it’s just a rough prediction based on my observation so far. it could be wrong in the specifics, but as for the general i’ve never really seen anything that would promote the idea that their is a strong bond between the group and her. as for paulo, i should change a part of that, i won’t make a prediction i’ll just pose a question. if you were jazmine and you see paulo hanging out with lucy (who by my rough prediction would be pretty much by herself), what do you think her reaction is going to be?
strider December 7, 2011, 2:04 AM EST.
-rolls- if you were serious, by “the table” he means “the lunch-table”, referring to the lunch-table all of them sit at as a friend group during lunch. he’s basically saying he’s leaving the social circle. yet somehow expecting said social circle to choose to follow him to a new social circle rather than stay together. BS.
unless Strider is right that he means they just may be leaving as well, but not with him , just leaving in general, going their own separate ways, even from him.
I am so happy someone mentioned noticing that.
I have to disagree on the Paulo thing…
I think that he actually understands Lucy and every inner bit of her… as best shown way back when she went to him for help.
He even understood her distance and violence, and her vulnerability.
it’s also quite easy to see that he truly cares for Lucy, but like the good guy he is, he’s staying true to Jazzie, and while he’s clearly conflicted, genuinely doesn’t want to hurt Jazzie.
likewise I think the exchange between them, when Lucy rejected him on that same night/day after, is very important. she rejected him because she cared about him and didn’t want to mess things up between them, because she knew she was still unstable dependence-wise. Paulo also seemed to truly understand that as well….
from this comic and ARH, Paulo’s feelings seem to be this….
he really likes Jazzie. he really cares about her. he’d also never purposely do anything to hurt her.
he loves Lucy, and really pretty much always has.
he loves Daisy as well, and even puts her above Lucy, but only as a little sister big brother thing, not romantic or mushy etc..
anon December 7, 2011, 2:05 AM EST.
I agree with Yumikarp.
“Oh, you’re being a bitch? Well, let’s just not help you. In fact, why don’t we tear out your support system, y’know, the only thing that was probably helping you out. Goodbye!” That’s rather heartless.
I do want Mike to be free to be happy, but does he really need to go this far? Only time will tell.
William Syler December 7, 2011, 2:05 AM EST.
Interesting thing to note is that this will mess with ALL the couples. Abby and Daisy will probably be split, I’m not sure who will go which way. But most importantly Paulo isn’t going to be as clear cut as everyone thinks. I think I’ve seen only one comment that takes into account how Jasmine will influence him. Paulo will instinctivly go to Lucy, but theirs no gauranty that Jasmine will let that fly.
The other side of Paulo December 7, 2011, 2:06 AM EST.
/sees the news
/hears 24’s beep-beep
Jinxed December 7, 2011, 2:07 AM EST.
They do. Because you’re being a dick.
SJ December 7, 2011, 2:08 AM EST.
Yes, that’s right Mike. That’s what you’re supposed to be doing!
You’re just kinda missing something.
Oh, the physical abuse! Why don’t you go punch Lucy, make her nose bleed and kick her hard on the shin? That’s the best thing you should be doing right now!
DeSpErAtE567 December 7, 2011, 2:08 AM EST.
@strider: She did see that on the day Lucy was all ill. She also saw him campaigning like mad for Daisy, and teased him about it quite cheerily.
Unless she’s got a jealous side we haven’t seen yet, I think she’d be ok with it on the whole LOL
AOJ - DeciA December 7, 2011, 2:10 AM EST.
I think you forgot to draw Mike’s face in the first panel =B
Sidnoea December 7, 2011, 2:11 AM EST.
@strider I think that very well could happen. Although if it did I have a feeling that would ultimately confuse and divide the fanbase more than it already is after the last few drama fueled pages.
OmegaB December 7, 2011, 2:12 AM EST.
Mike, you’re a fool to think your friends will back you up in this situation rather than Lucy. They’ve been on Lucy’s side for far too long for you to even consider that they will back you up in this matter. With respect, they will most likely still treat you as a friend, but not only will that treatment be poor compared to what it is now, but they will lack motivation for the rest of your choices involving them: you may as well face it that you’ve sacrificed many for one.
Z. Guru December 7, 2011, 2:12 AM EST.
@Anon: Thank you. I’m pretty sure the old Lucy would have started shouting back and hitting him, but this entire chapter she has been nice and not starting a fight. She just wanted her friend back
As for Mike, if he really did hate her as much as he said, why would he slip up like that and have so much fun with her, however briefly. Sandy might have opened his eyes but only to her point if view. She doesn’t know the dynamics of their friendship
Moses December 7, 2011, 2:13 AM EST.
@strider Ah! Wondered when I’d see you again! Sorry about that business a few weeks back, I was really ****** about all that and I suppose you just hit my moral compass in the nuts.
I’m afraid I’m going to have to disagree with you again, this time politely, and on far more trivial matters. As I mentioned way up there when I first read the page, I think Abbey will really take a strong dislike to Mike, contrary to Daisy’s sympathy, and though I think Jasmine might take Lucy’s side, Paulo is going to be really distracted by Lucy’s misery and I don’t think that will bode well with Paulo and Jasmine’s relationship. Also, McCain and Sue… I don’t see McCain seeing Lucy’s side. And I don’t see Sue seeing the logic that might explain Mike’s actions.
In a nutshell, I’m fairly certain that at least one person will leave with him but I think the drama will be more focused on the total relationship stress this will put on everyone else. The schism won’t be a matter between friends, but a general failing of love, as if this final blow to their friendship was the failing of true love itself. Much symbolism and theme-setting to be had.
Or at least, that’s what the potential is. I hope this potential is realized and played to maximum effect.
Final off topic note: that play is not going to be very good. Jessica’s getting her chance next year for sure….
Biblioholic December 7, 2011, 2:13 AM EST.
@AOJ - DeciA, that’s the million dollar question, does jasmine have a jealous side? but like i said it’s a rough prediction, you could be right and jasmine could be cool with paulo being friends with lucy. but like i said he takes as much abuse as mike so if he gets the story from mike he may start concentrating on the abuse as well. i’m basing my prediction on the fact that there are too many negative factors that could turn against lucy, but i could be completely wrong here.
@biblioholic, it’s always fun to get in an argument with you. sadly no such joy this time, i was making a rough prediction. i really have no clue where this is going to go and how bad it’s going to affect everyone. there’s just way too many factors to add into this equation to make a definitive answer. so, i based my opinion on the most common set of constants i could find. but i could be proven completely wrong though.
strider December 7, 2011, 2:16 AM EST.
This is quite interesting to see such a development in the story. Can’t wait to see the rest.
spotsoffun December 7, 2011, 2:16 AM EST.
no mike. if people hear what you’ve said just now they WONT join you. end of story. great job you *******, you finally find your happiness, but crush lucy’s .
no matter what is done there WILL be drama, its guaranteed, otherwise this wouldnt be a web comic about angst .
sigh... December 7, 2011, 2:17 AM EST.
@strider: Valid. Although I don’t think she does or it would have shown its-self more at this point, I could be wrong too.
Also, it’s just occured to me: what effect, if any, would Lucy hanging out with FFC have on how the group divides?
AOJ - DeciA December 7, 2011, 2:22 AM EST.
Oh, no! Not the table! Whatever will they do?
Have frivolous sex with a pineapple, is what.
ObsidianSnow December 7, 2011, 2:26 AM EST.
@AOJ - DeciA
Holy c***, i forgot to add that in to the equation! let’s see, we know that daisy has intense hatred of him, so does abbey since he saw the incident. so those two would definitely have a problem with it. the rest, well, it depends on what they believe. but i think everyone started viewing him as a sort of villain after they heard what happened to daisy. so that could be a bone crushing finishing move to lucy.
now i’m starting to wonder, FFC (augustus) has been “advising” lucy, right? might this be the outcome he was expecting. if that’s the case, does that mean we’re about to see the “shadow” group gain a really advantageous position? divide and conquer if you will. Arrgh, my brain hurts trying to take in all these factors.
strider December 7, 2011, 2:27 AM EST.
@strider: ikr? It only just occured to me as I was writing that.
Daisy and Abbey I agree on. Paulo and Tess seem to have similar feelings to them, although I’m less sure about Paulo on that. David I think is ok with FFC, but would go with Paulo. I don’t think Sue has ever voiced an opinion on the guy, at least as far as I remember, and Jasmine probably doesn’t know who he is.
Could go both ways though. The others might want to stay with Lucy to keep her safe from FFC or something. I’m honestly not sure what the overall effect that would have.
Its quite possible he was expecting that outcome, but to be honest, I don’t think he’d feel any need to step in if that were the case. It seemed like their friendship was going that way before he even came into the picture this time.
AOJ - DeciA December 7, 2011, 2:37 AM EST.
I laughed. I laughed at this. Why did I laugh at this? I shouldn’t be laughing at this! Why did I laugh!?
Redd December 7, 2011, 2:38 AM EST.
Honestly, I am loving this raw cruelty Mike is putting on Lucy. It’s almost funny how she’s just lost for words in her own personal world of hurt. Especially because her reaction is sooo over the top in my opinion.
Still, not a fan of Sandy. She seems a little… Simple minded. And not as pretty as she appears at first glance.
Can’t wait to see where this is going ^^
Zee December 7, 2011, 2:40 AM EST.
@strider and AOJ - DeciA
As a great man once said… just Read And Find Out.
I’m certain that I know nothing when it comes to my general prediction, only that I’m fairly sure.
No way to know before I’m staring at the last page of this webcomic. And I hope the journey’s long from now till then.
Biblioholic December 7, 2011, 2:43 AM EST.
@AOJ - DeciA
it wasn’t really stepping in, it was more him nudging her. you know hinting her to the pathway that would lead to the largest blast radius, in a manner of speaking
truer words have never been said, but it’s fun to try your hand at predicting in the meantime, lol.
on a side note (not directed at you): Can everyone shut the f*** up about sandy? she’s not even on the friggin’ PAGE. Can we please go through ONE update where NO ONE mentions sandy OUTSIDE of context to what’s happening on the flippin’ page? PLEASE grant me that one meager wish PLEASE?
strider December 7, 2011, 2:47 AM EST.
Wow, Mike… You really lost any respect I had for you which had already dwindled to barely anything. Although I’m frustrated with Sandy I don’t hate her and what’s happening is only a little bit her fault though she (probably) didn’t realize and also didn’t know what a douche Mike would become to everyone around him (and probably to her one day).
He’s not the same Mike anymore. Only similarity is neither could think for himself. He just went along with whoever he liked and now he’s decided that Sandy’s advice is absolute and has exaggerated it to the point that he wants revenge because he feels deceived by others even though he’s deceiving himself right now and not letting himself see that he’s honestly doing a terrible thing that could cost a life. He know’s Lucy’s been depressed and he’s kicking her while she’s down and trying to make her feel worthless to not just herself, but everyone else too.
While some friends may side with Mike I assume most would stay with Lucy, but even that would cause a lot of drama. So not only is he messing up Lucy’s barely-hanging-on life, but also all of his “friends.” Seems like a jerk to his supposed friends…
I don’t know what’ll happen since this comic takes more twists that a pretzel, but I almost want Lucy to attempt suicide because I highly, highly, highly doubt Taeshi would let her die or be in a permanent comma (at least not at this point) and it would turn almost every single person in school and possibly even Sandy herself against Mike and see him as the sadistic bully he’s become. Then he’d probably also get extremely guilty and realize that he’s been a worse person to Lucy than Lucy ever was to him. She’d probably reject his apologies in the hospital and finally move on as Mike dies inside for a while and either rises up to be a better person again or become a hated loner. I have no sympathy for him anymore.
Call me cruel, but I really wanna see Paulo whoop his *** as he comes into class on a Monday with eyes of hatred all over him unaware of what Lucy had done that weekend (not necessarily the current one for the comic taking place) until Paulo yells it at him while beating him unconscious with nobody wanting to break the fight apart until then.
It’s sad cause I liked the old Mike, but he’s dead and I don’t know if he’ll ever be revived.
These are my current assumptions and opinions until changed by future updates if they show more vitally important parts to the story I haven’t been able to take into account yet. Any thoughtful replies to this post are welcomed by me.
AnotherCatLover December 7, 2011, 2:51 AM EST.
someting is going to happen and its not good
gobo744 December 7, 2011, 2:52 AM EST.
I’M LEAVING THE TABLE.
it seriously took me a while to figure out what he meant… it was that pathetic a threat.
i mean, wow… a table… does it matter? he’s not leaving the country, he’s staying in the same school, they’re gonna see each other every damn day, still.
whatever, i doubt anyone will leave lucy… paulo is still ****ing crazy for her, and i doubt david will leave her… besides, lucy still has jessica she can have sex with.
…i mean be with.
oh, and i wonder what the secretive news update is all about…
Thanatos December 7, 2011, 2:53 AM EST.
What I think proves Lucy’s worth is that after she finally got a word in, it wasn’t to defend herself… it was out of concern for Mike. After all that he just said, she said something indicating worry for him and he just shot her down. Disgusting. It’s sad that Mike can’t think for himself and right now the one thinking for him is so simple.
SJ December 7, 2011, 2:55 AM EST.
Poor Lucy..but it is true…she did ABUSE him….she’s Regretting everything right? There’s no use to regret it in the end…Everything is falling apart for Lucy…
She’s soo pitiful…you could’ve CHANGED your ways long, long ago…..then THIS would NOT happen…
Their Relationship right now fits this song=> How to save a Life..by the Fray~http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw0wRfHjF5M…
…”Where did I go wrong?, I lost a friends somewhere along in the Bitterness”…
Neko December 7, 2011, 2:57 AM EST.
@Biblioholic: Well nah, that’s true, but speculation is fun. I don’t do it much, or even get very involved in the comments most of the time, so let me enjoy it LOL
I think the end of this comic is predicted to be like, 2013 (mentioned in the FAQ or something). So you’ve got a fair bit of time left lul.
@strider: Fair point, he did that pretty well admittedly.
But can’t you see it? Sandy is clearly a force of pure evil to be denounced at every opportunity LOL
AOJ - DeciA December 7, 2011, 2:57 AM EST.
so mike you really believe people will follow you espically the way you’ve been, I can understand a few but not all you aren’t worth the weight you’ve put on to be friends with if you are gonna act like that to one and that just makes you agrragent.
Anima December 7, 2011, 2:58 AM EST.
Wait a second… that silhouette is that a keychain of Mike and Sandy under the tree? ahh!!!!!!! I love that scene!!!!
Mike is in no danger of being friendless. The girls have never stopped fawning over him.
I would definitely say that the reason he mentioned that little end part was due to the fact that she actually suggested that he shouldn’t, because he would be alone. I mean really you say you’re leaving and the argument is that you’ll be all alone. What are you supposed to respond with? He’s not only annoyed he feels it’s a stupid response.
LilithPride December 7, 2011, 3:01 AM EST.
I don’t see why everyone hates Sandy so much I think she has a legitimate reason to be upset. Everyone keeps talking about how mean Sandy and Mike are being to Lucy but consider this: Lucy is technically being abusive to Mike, if he beat up on her the way she did to him he would be 1. emotionally abusing her. and 2 physically abusing her. Even when you are upset or going through a rough time it doesn’t give you the right to so severely hurt your friends that you give them a bloody nose or cause them to limp. Or make them afraid to ever disagree with you. To cause them so much stress that they are constantly agonizing over if you’re okay or not. Afraid to accidentally **** you off or worry that they might say the wrong thing and you’ll go spiraling into depression. That is called emotional abuse!! if you don’t believe me go look it up and compare Lucy to the list of an emotional abuser. If you think Lucy is in the right and Sandy is just a bitch you seriously need to take a step back and consider both points of view. Because don’t get me wrong I think Mike could be going about this in a nicer way, but I think the poor boy has just been pushed to his limit. Also if you treat your “friends” the way Lucy treats Mike you really need to consider an attitude adjustment.
Nu December 7, 2011, 3:02 AM EST.
The whole series were developed for this. This is great. This chapter is flowing greatly. Speaking as impartial to shipping.
Knux-the-Killer December 7, 2011, 3:04 AM EST.
Hey guys, I saw you talking about FFC with Lucy and I just wanted to throw something out there. The idea of the group leaving her because of Lucy hanging out with him, wouldn’t that make her turn to Augustus more, since he’d be pretty much the only person left? That may be how Augustus’ “boss” ties into this. Maybe Augustus will manipulate Lucy for his boss to get back at “Green Eyes?”
It’s not really a coherent thought, I’m sorry, but it’s where my mind is aimlessly wandering right now.
Sabe December 7, 2011, 3:05 AM EST.
@AOJ - DeciA
lol, well if that’s the case of what the haters are thinking then i have one thing to say to the haters about that,
to the haters:
HAIL SANDY!!! *puts single hand in the air*
that’s right i said it wanna fight about it
strider December 7, 2011, 3:05 AM EST.
Mike, you are the king of ********. I mean, I seriously don’t know what to say towards this. Not only you have you acted like a complete tool to what Sandy said (get with it people, it’s thanks to her crying Mike became this sort of ***), you honestly think that everyone will follow you and leave Lucy behind? I think they will most likely kick your sorry arse several dozen times and then will give you a middle finger in between for the amount of douchebagery you just pulled off. I mean, Lucy defiantly is no prize, but you can’t just act this way to a girl who pretty much values you as her first and only acquaintance, you could have least been more nicer and just explained everything to her.
Kanashe December 7, 2011, 3:10 AM EST.
Eleanor December 7, 2011, 3:12 AM EST.
Also I just want to add: everyone keeps saying that Mike is being vindictive and wants Lucy to be alone. But it’s not like he is saying he’s going to force them to join him or turn them against her she says and I quote “but you wont have any friends” and he says and I once again quote “who says they won’t join me??” he never says “oh, they will join me” or “I’m not letting you sit at the table with us anymore” or “I’m going to tell them how terrible you were to me” he just asks with a serious face “who says they won’t join me??” BIG DIFFERENCE
Nu December 7, 2011, 3:13 AM EST.
@Sabe: Pretty much. FFC would be the only friend she had left if everyone went with Mike, so she’d be pretty easy to manipulate at that point.
@strider: OMG HOW DARE U U MUST BE A SATAN WORSHIPPER!!!!111!!!
AOJ - DeciA December 7, 2011, 3:13 AM EST.
Okay. I have read the comic up to par. I have kept quite because I know that most of the drama that is in this comic is fricken teenage high school bull crap. Which is why I have forgiven Mike for his inability to juggle friends and girlfriend. i had that problem too once. but this…This is just him being a *****.
I’m not blaming Sandy. She doesn’t know everything that’s going on there so her over reaction to the situations are a little normal. She isn’t there to see that Lucy just might have some mental issues that needs forgiving…and before Lucy lovers flame me you have to admit there is something up there that is just not completely normal. she is extremely socially awkward. (she was getting better though) And with that said I do not blame Lucy either. Who really deserves a kick in then nuts is Mike.
Mike has read WAY to much into what Sandy has been saying. He has been around Lucy enough to know that she doesn’t know how to react to certain social interactions. He should have know how to tell the difference with her. So what he should have done was calmly explain to Sandy what the situation really is and if she can’t understand it then she will just have to learn to. But instead he lets himself get swept up into Sandy’s emotions and ditches a friend that I believe would be there for him no matter what.
So i guess what I’m saying it is that Mike is being a complete dill hole and he needs to grow up more then anyone else in this entire comic.
Thank you for reading my rant.
Rococo December 7, 2011, 3:14 AM EST.
No just no you do not say that to anyone no matter how bad they have treated you. Your being an *** right now mike and sandy will surely not like it.
Yes thats right you don’t deserve sandy the way you are you. She would not approve with how you are handling this.
Valentine December 7, 2011, 3:17 AM EST.
@AOJ - DeciA,
i don’t know about that, but i do listen to death metal and occasionally sacrifice a goat to some anonymous dark being so said metal will be better
(jk, of course, for those of you who take things literally)
strider December 7, 2011, 3:18 AM EST.
I don’t see why a portion of commentators seem so attached to calling everyone out on something not everyone does or intends to do. Not everyone hates Sandy. Not everyone NEEDS to be unrealistic to justify their thoughts on Mike’s recent behavior. Not everyone is in denial about the downsides of Lucy’s character, though there seem to be a nice number of people in denial about the fact Lucy’s changed a lot in how she treats others, especially compared to her WORST. Face reality. If your point needs such unrealistic support, you don’t have a point.
Hoheh finds such silly habits more amusing than convincing…
Hoheh December 7, 2011, 3:18 AM EST.
holy _____ catman.Mikey has become evil…what did sandy tell him. he clearly forgot lucy stood up for him more than once, ppl actually try to help lucy open up,there is no justification for any of his logic,,,other than she has been a _____to her friends…easy resolved with a well placed sorry. Mikey obviously been tainted by evil…!?..ITS THE PHONE…its evil is corrupting him its the only explanation for such a dramatic change…KILL THE PHONE.
wokkybird December 7, 2011, 3:18 AM EST.
I do agree with you that Lucy probably does have some sort of social disorder but, and I do agree that Mike needs to calm down but you can’t completely blame they guy I think he was just pushed to his limit, if you would read my previous comment about emotional abuse you would prolly see why I say that Mike is just past the edge at this point.
I also like Sandy so far, I don’t think people know enough about her to automatically start hating her so much.
Nu December 7, 2011, 3:19 AM EST.
This is how the most brutal gang wars happen… two friends who share a large group of mutual friends go down rivaling roads, the mutual group has to pick sides or leave entirely, being in too small an area to avoid each other, they fight. In the end, someone innocent usually dies, and everyone is faced with remorse. Then one of two things happen: the rivalry ends, and the hatred and bitterness is forgotten as they wonder when they stopped being friends, or, blame is used and it’s taken too far, again.
HoldOnToGoodMemories December 7, 2011, 3:20 AM EST.
Here is an opportunity for Lucy to move on, deal with her problems once and for all, and become a better person. Here is an opportunity for Mike to take a step forwards and branch off into his own circle of friends. Major life changes are never easy, but things like this are often blessings disguised as misfortune. I am really hoping that Lucy, hard as it is, will accept this with as much grace as she can, even though it is going to be very painful, and I genuinely believe that she will end up happier for it. I also really hope that Mike finds a good life with Sandy, because they seem to work very well as a couple, and I’m damn sure that they’re going to end up married someday. When all is said and done, I believe that Mike and Lucy will at least be polite to each other and have some mutual fond memories, even though they will not be friends.
Fnord December 7, 2011, 3:21 AM EST.
@ Strider: HAIL SANDY!!! *Salutes*
sometimes you just have to cut bonds, no matter the costs.
Zarylo December 7, 2011, 3:22 AM EST.
i agree with Valentine
Cara =3 December 7, 2011, 3:23 AM EST.
@Zarylo: I’ll join your troupe of Sandy-lovers. HAIL SANDY THE KIND! /salute
Fnord December 7, 2011, 3:24 AM EST.
This is what I hope would happen:
The group would stay with Lucy although some of them e.g. Sue and Abbey would try to talk to Mike, seeing if they could get him back or not. I also think if that’s the case then it’s a prime opportunity to show either Sue and Abbey getting along by working to a common goal, or the two of them using radically different methods and arguing over it.
Of course all that pestering might just make Mike worse
BarbedFire December 7, 2011, 3:24 AM EST.
thank you Fnord, I mean idk about the married thing and stuff but sometimes you need to move on in life. Lucy has been making changes and she has started to become a better person but she clearly still has a long way to go. Because she still has a tendency to act very bratty and think her situation is worse then it really is. Mike still also has some growing up to do and learn that just because someone has stomped you to the ground doesn’t mean that you have to knock them on their bum once you get the opportunity to, but he has also learned that you should stand up for yourself even if it’s against a friend. In the end they’ll both end up coming out of all this changed and it will help shape both of them into more mature and better adults.
Nu December 7, 2011, 3:27 AM EST.
oh boy, i think i started a new trend. i can’t wait to see where this goes lol.
(probably with the haters doing their own thing)
strider December 7, 2011, 3:27 AM EST.
I have to say, this is a pretty badass page.
The emotion coming from this
That guy December 7, 2011, 3:28 AM EST.
@strider: Good to know the old ways are still being practised.
And ya, since this is becoming a thing:
AOJ - DeciA December 7, 2011, 3:30 AM EST.
@nu I don’t think it qualifies as being pushed to the limit whenn he used to be okay with how she acted… bur that’s just me, I do agree that there is emotional abuse involved though, to a degree.
And what mike has just threatened is the absolute worst, and incinuaating that all her friends will just up and leave especially ater dropping the bombshell that is I hate you mike just crossed a line you never crosss…
rjpoofy December 7, 2011, 3:30 AM EST.
@rjpoofy and everyone Also I just want to repeat: everyone keeps saying that Mike is being vindictive and wants Lucy to be alone. But it’s not like he is saying he’s going to force them to join him or turn them against her she says and I quote “but you wont have any friends” and he says and I once again quote “who says they won’t join me??” he never says “oh, they will join me” or “I’m not letting you sit at the table with us anymore” or “I’m going to tell them how terrible you were to me” he just asks with a serious face “who says they won’t join me??” BIG DIFFERENCE
Nu December 7, 2011, 3:30 AM EST.
Mike, you are an awesome cat for standing your ground like that and refusing to give in again. Sir, I salute you.
Lucy, you are an awesome cat for being grown up enough to not fly into a fit of rage even though this is hurting so bad. Here, have a hug, a cup of tea, and some kleenex.
Sandy, you are an awesome cat for waking Mike up to Lucy’s abuse and getting him to say “I’m done with this garbage”. Madam, I salute you as well.
Taeshi, you are an awesome cat for pumping out this wonderful comic week after week, and keeping it interesting, engaging, and even occasionally heartbreaking. You deserve some kind of trophy, here.
I cannot wait until Friday.
Wheee! December 7, 2011, 3:33 AM EST.
I agree, there is something about those tears, but in the last panel i think what ever lie Mike is telling Lucy is starting to be real for Mike. The kind that once you go down and you do it to keep the person safe but at the end, you become that.
Also, Mike, that was cold. And separating the group? Most likely Lucy and Mike are both just going to be alone. I think there will be a curve in all this when and after Sandy comes into play. This is too epic to just leave alone till January!!!
reader December 7, 2011, 3:36 AM EST.
@ wheee: I love you!! You are saying something that is legitimate and worth while to read. You have also managed to sum up in a few statements what I have been struggling to get across in several long paragraphs haha!!
Nu December 7, 2011, 3:38 AM EST.
@ Nu: Thank you so much. I just thought it was something that needed to be said. I really loved your arguments too, as they made a good point about the fact that Lucy was actually abusive towards Mike, instead of being the saint many people seem to think she is, and they were worded very nicely to boot. Keep up the good work!
Wheee! December 7, 2011, 3:43 AM EST.
@Derp: For a split second I completely forgot that Sandy is coming in a week. I have a feeling that this arc is going to come to a magnificent climax of drama worthy of Shakespeare during her visit.
Also, I’m not congratulating FF-cat for that, because his actions were manipulated by Sir Big Bad. He’s just the grunt, not the mastermind. Also-also, rape is generally considered to be bad ettiquette, as well as sadistic and extremely illegal.
Wheee! December 7, 2011, 3:47 AM EST.
I wish I had Mikes guts… To tell people what I truly think of them and taking the nessessary steps and not just playing along with society…
thedragon133 December 7, 2011, 3:49 AM EST.
While I think what Mike is saying is legit, saying that “Who said they won’t join me?” Is SO OBVIOUSLY implying that Lucy better damn well start getting used to FF Cat as he’ll quickly become her only “friend”. Even though Lucy has her tiffs with people, if Mike is really moving then I can see a few people graciously sticking to her side, Sue I believe, Paulo (David simply because of Paulo), McCain (Not that he’s a reg, but yeah). I think Daisy might migrate with Mike and Abby will follow because of Daisy. Tess…I think she might stay with Lucy or if not she’ll try to pull herself out of it to avoid more drama-llamas. Un…can’t think of anyone else, damn you brain-dead, brain!
Anyway, looking forward to tomorrow actually. >.> -Eyes the counter-
Yaschiri December 7, 2011, 3:53 AM EST.
my mind just blown
i feel bad for Mike, I really think that no one will fallow him away from the table. We know from when he rejected Lucy that they were all against him soooo….
but i dunno maybe, maybe not
when Paulo gets word of this someone is gonna get hurt real bad
Voice December 7, 2011, 3:55 AM EST.
that lucy toy….I was wondering when it was gonna get released.
Lavender-ice December 7, 2011, 4:07 AM EST.
Mike is one of the biggest ******** in the comic. Did Lucy mistreat him? Yes. Did she know it really bothered him? No. Mike knows that Lucy is a fundamentally good person, if a little rough around the edges. She thought their friendship was hunky-dory. If Mike had a problem he absolutely should’ve spoken up. The moment he realized Lucy was treating him poorly he should’ve told her, so that feelings like these wouldn’t have a chance to fester and grow. It’s not fair for Lucy to shoulder so much of the blame when Mike was perfectly capable of stopping it if he really wanted to. I don’t understand how you can hate someone who isn’t actually a bad person. It just seems so shallow and selfish.
Kyouhei December 7, 2011, 4:12 AM EST.
I’m thinking that the “Something is Coming” will be Daisy in a pirate outfit. Maybe, but Mike your a huge Mothafuking a-hole…………
Izaackjl December 7, 2011, 4:28 AM EST.
C-Ling December 7, 2011, 4:36 AM EST.
**** got real, I’ll tell you that. Lucy is going down.
But seriously Mike, I doubt anyone will come with you; they’ll just drag you’re stubborn lil’ *** back to the table and probably tell you to apologize to Luce. If not, they’ll let you continue to go “D’AWWW AIN’T SHE SHO KYUTE” on your iPhone.
And quit yo’ crying Mike, you can’t cry in front of a lady. Lucy is suffering worse but she hasn’t shed a tear yet. Shame on you.
Mirage December 7, 2011, 4:37 AM EST.
What a d*ck!
Lunacy December 7, 2011, 4:39 AM EST.
omg omg yesss finaly !!!!!
last chance December 7, 2011, 4:40 AM EST.
see some how i knew this would happen in this chapter. Mike goes overboard of what Sandy said im still not blaming Sandy but I am ****** off at Mike
xhallow December 7, 2011, 4:41 AM EST.
Mike! Where’s your face?
Death December 7, 2011, 4:41 AM EST.
Just adding on my own personal thoughts.
I was bored just before so I went and re-read that Lucy angst stuff and ended up at chapter 59.
Makes me realize how much I prefer Lucy x Paulo. (I accidently typed MikexPaulo. xDDD)
Stuffnthat December 7, 2011, 4:45 AM EST.
Mike, buddy. If you’re going to attack her, guilt. Not fear. Instead of “Who says they won’t join me?” you should’ve said, “I don’t care. I’ll be free of you.” or something. Then again, this plays on your fear of being alone! GLORIOUS.
The Sarcastic Spoon December 7, 2011, 4:46 AM EST.
whats going to happen to lucy… i feel like lucy, I am selfish. how can she get past this? i’d want to make him jealous and act happy. i’d commit suicide. how can she get past this??? i’d be a loner and practice my drawing skills (singing in her case). i’d be alone throughout life as i am not fit to be a in any sort of relationship. i’d see a psycologist. i’d die. i’d try to get help but no-one would help me. i’d die. my family would support me. I cant see what other people need. It’s fun to tease and torment people. my friends would support me. they’d understand
i stuck up for my friend and people hated me for it, it meant i was going up against the rest of the school. even the teachers.
Celsy December 7, 2011, 4:48 AM EST.
I can understand why Mike has this strong anger towards Lucy, but I’m sorry he just went too far there with what he just said “Who says they won’t join me?”. Mike truly believes that everyone will abandon Lucy the moment he abandons her…
Then I feel sorry for both Mike and Sandy, like the time Mike rejected Lucy everyone will hate Mike for hurting Lucy and upon Sandy’s visit she will see a side of Mike she never knew was there…
A side she help create…
AlphaMoon December 7, 2011, 4:51 AM EST.
uhuhuhuhn se armaron las internas
Román December 7, 2011, 4:53 AM EST.
ANYWAYS~~~~~~ COOL STORY BRO,
Celsy December 7, 2011, 4:55 AM EST.
i love mikes face in the last part its like some evil over lord throw a different back drop and boom
lime December 7, 2011, 4:57 AM EST.
whoa so much drama
also, I remember a time when i used to think this chapter was about abbey…
But i guess… Whatever
Desterga December 7, 2011, 4:58 AM EST.
whoa so much drama
also, I remember a time when i used to think this chapter was about abbey…
But i guess… Whatever
now that i think about it, if there will be tearing in the gang, lucy would probably get the short end of the stick.
Daisy would probably follow mike, abbey will follow daisy, david will follow abbey, and paulo will follow david… Which would leave sue as lucyls remaining friend…
Desterga December 7, 2011, 4:59 AM EST.
I couldn’t tell it’s gotten that bad. But to be honest, if it’s been like that then Mike should also hold some kind of grudge towards his other friends for not doing anything about the bruises and the blood. And he’s naked except for the scarf so any sign of physical abuse should be noticeable by anyone.
It’s not about being fair it’s about finally getting rid of something that drags you down. And if it’s been with you for years, then you shouldn’t care how much it takes to finally get rid of it. From what Mike’s been saying, he’s been forced to conform to a girl’s abuse so that his friends will continue to like him. Some friends they turned out to be. Not that the rest of the cast are terrible people, but they were oblivious of what Mike has been going through.
MouseCat December 7, 2011, 5:03 AM EST.
Yaaay Kodus to mike for finally making her wake up , hes put up with so much for so long now he can finally break free from her
Nerothecat December 7, 2011, 5:04 AM EST.
Say again? They did what? 0_0
One bad news after another; each one worse than the last.
Oh, what’s next? This might take a while to patch up, if not impossible.
But how’ll it all play out once Sandy comes? Can’t wait.
Harris012 December 7, 2011, 5:07 AM EST.
“Who says they wont join you?” Probably the fact that when lucy confessed her love and u shot it down; everyone (in the comic) started hating you. All the female characters were ******. Paulo is constantly in limbo with his choice between lucy or jazz, so I think it will be interesting to see his end choice. I honestly dont see many ties to mike from the rest of the group that are strong enough to abandon lucy.
Shydx December 7, 2011, 5:08 AM EST.
Not manning the **** up? Leaving in January?
Just Saiyan December 7, 2011, 5:18 AM EST.
Wow. That must’ve felt like a punch in the face to Lucy.
Still, if Mike wants to leave ‘tha lunchtable’, he should do it now. Does he really think he can sit around for another week without anyone noticing? How about that play? I don’t think Lucy will do the play anymore, it’s probably to emotional for her. And she didn’t want to do it in the first place, so yeah.
But I wonder what Mike is going to say. Is he just going to say: “I’m leaving this lunchtable”, or is he really going to tell everyone how abusive Lucy has been? I could understand some of them would be shocked by that, but I don’t think everyone will leave her. Tess is very protective of Lucy, so she’ll probably stay. Paulo will too, because he cares for her deeply and even has a crush on her. Also, he never really liked Mike. David will automatically cling to Paulo.
But honestly, I don’t know about the rest. Though I have a feeling Abbey might understand Lucy to some degree. Maybe he’ll offer her help, like when he was in therapy (don’t know if he still is?).
Me, myself, I’m still confused about his absuse thing. I mean, I don’t tolerate abuse. Ever. But the way the comic started out (meant to be funny) to the point where it’s all serious and drama, confuses me. Plus, there’s also a good side to Lucy which you can’t deny… I feel for that girl.
LH December 7, 2011, 5:22 AM EST.
This is gonna be a mess and a half. Two parts amusing, three parts messy. Yeah. Sounds about right.
WolfBoy December 7, 2011, 5:37 AM EST.
I think Mike sorely is underestimating how the rest of the gang’s viewpoints will be. He isn’t the only one Lucy’s been harsh too, and to many of the cast (least what I’ve observed) her behavior is what they expect of her, tho’ they do throw their own ‘Lucy chill the F’ out” dialogues; and while he may have gotten more of Lucy’s harsh than most; I still feel he’s hyping up things in his own mind and is letting his negative emotions explode in all the worse ways.
He’s basically going to burn a ton of bridges and some he may not want to really burn himself, but he’s so adament to stick it to Lucy, he thinks everyone will view her as a horrible person as he does. Some may, but I gather enough won’t. Paulo I know won’t abandon Lucy, Daisey, and Tess doubtfuly. Jessica has a bi-thing for Lucy so that’s up in the air, as for the rest, eh all depends.
While Mike is well within his rights to end their friendship and cut off from Lucy, I still feel he’s doing it in the worst of ways and being a total hypocrite by emotionally attacking her like this, and to me balantly lying about their friendship by saying “they were never friends”, because well, the comic has shown PLENTY to the contrary. Confrontation anyone? A few other arcs I can’t name off the top of my head; in anycase I feel Mike is letting spite, and anger ruling his choice of action. While it’s not confirmed like some I also believe his actions to put distance to Lucy is because he finds himself still drawn to her despite he has Sandy, because of the proxminity he has with Lucy compared to Sandy, and he fears he’ll stray so he’s chosen to let all his anger and spite for Lucy over the years pour over in this manner.
Once again, I don’t begrudge Mike for letting out Lucy cut him deep for a long time, but again he is doing this in such a way I feel like slamming a sledgehammer into his nads before using his scarf as a whip as he flees. You just DO-NOT-DO what he is doing now.
Weltall84 December 7, 2011, 5:39 AM EST.
Welp, i`m not gonna say that i don`t understand Mike and his actions, but, he at least could give the chance to Lucy for ask forgiveness, before he does something that dramatic.
Also, it is me, or this smells like Rape Cat is going to use this situation to attack?
FAKE December 7, 2011, 5:52 AM EST.
Aye, this page has tons of drama, but as someone noticed, the first panel…
WHERE DID HIS FACE GO?
Tudor December 7, 2011, 5:54 AM EST.
But, the planets are aligning.
Mike and Lucy’s friendship ending
Mike(Lucy?) and the casts falling out
Lucy’s interactions with Augustus
Opportunity will be knocking, soon.
Just Saiyan December 7, 2011, 6:00 AM EST.
Ugh. I understand Mike’s feelings, since, y’know, he was tormented by Lucy for so long. But I think that now he’s just really being a jerk. I don’t think Lucy deserves all of this stuff that Mike is doing, even /if/ she tormented him!
Cloud December 7, 2011, 6:02 AM EST.
Does Mike seriously believe that everyone will simply follow him? Because of Lucy!?
cico34 December 7, 2011, 6:06 AM EST.
As a psychologist, I would say that this is in line with the explosion of pent-up anger and hatred from years of supposed abuse, where the sufferer’s feelings of wanted revenge for their suffering would lead to an escalation of “returned” cruelty. The sufferer felt such pain and bottled it up so long that when he posits that he’s been wronged and abused, that pain rises up and fuels a need for the abuser to feel the same pain to even the extent that they are no longer happy, but destroyed. This sort of thinking is in line with the sort who has been discarded by a lover for another and the dumped person despising them both and wanting nothing but their pain. This sort of thing often extends outward to involve the social partners of the two+, since relationships have crumbled to the point of war and, in a quest for vengeance, one will demand that they ally themselves with him, as no allies on the abuser’s side contributes to the revenge they desire. This is all very emotional and irrational, as expected in such a heated situation, and understandable at this stage of a crumbling relationship between two such people.
As a non-psychologist, I say screw off Mike. Don’t just assume everyone will side with you because Lucy was such a bitch to you as you apparently think. Don’t drag them into this petty bullcrap just because you think you’re right in your utter rage and hatred. They’re not you and they’re certainly not under the same mindset as you are, so don’t immediately think they’ll all abandon a friend just because another friend will be leaving their company. That’s selfish and egotistical, you jerkass.
It’s hard being professional sometimes.
QuetzaDrake December 7, 2011, 6:07 AM EST.
Good on you, Mike, good on you.
whoa December 7, 2011, 6:11 AM EST.
No offense meant by this Tae, but this comic has been pretty depressing lately, kinda because of the drastic character change. All the negativity makes me want to stop reading, but being a LucyxMike fan I still have that shred of hope, but honestly now Mike’s character has changed so much, I don’t like him anymore and that kinda defeats the purpose of being a LucyxMike fan.
Cas December 7, 2011, 6:15 AM EST.
I love you QuetzaDrake. For both your sides, you rock, dude!
Missme December 7, 2011, 6:26 AM EST.
Beware the fury of a patient man and a woman scorned.
Faffy December 7, 2011, 6:28 AM EST.
Dang, Someone’s starting to grow some balls but still, keep it under control. Mike is going to literally break Lucy! I’m livin this chapter .
Blackshadow December 7, 2011, 6:29 AM EST.
now he just souns crazy.
kickash December 7, 2011, 6:30 AM EST.
I was rooting Mike on throughout this page until that last bit… I really don’t think they’ll join him. Maybe a couple of them, but…
StarSturdy December 7, 2011, 6:30 AM EST.
Haha mike…. -.- jerk.
edit: thought he meant changing schools… my bad. :|
Udyr December 7, 2011, 6:38 AM EST.
Pijama December 7, 2011, 6:39 AM EST.
UGH mikes ******* levels are just getting ridiculous now!! and the only person that would maybe go with him would be daisy but sandy will just bite her head off cause shes to close to her “precious maishul” and now mike just got her paranoid about losing all of her friends not being her frind is one thing but just tearing her apart is just to far i hope lucy will find happiness and mike can just get whip by his dumb girlfriend.
sh0rtest December 7, 2011, 6:44 AM EST.
Mike I get you want to be happy but I think this a tad too much, making people choose sides and stuff….this is going to cause a lot of drama 0_o
Luckmelu24 December 7, 2011, 6:45 AM EST.
You mean he’s retarded? I completely agree.
Just Saiyan December 7, 2011, 6:45 AM EST.
Well, to be honest it didn’t seem like anyone else wants to be her friend, or if they already were her friend they are probably gooing to, or already are, thinking about just dropping that friendship.
I mean for most of the later half of this series, Lucy’s social patterns only lead around that play, otherwise she’s just sulking and not doing much.
I can’t say for sure though, anything could be happening from aside the panels.
tony December 7, 2011, 6:45 AM EST.
Mike’s only got the gf on his side this time me thinks. Lucy’s right on that one, Mike has been nothing if not selfish, i think many of the others noticed that during the last chapters. Besides, someones gotta console Lucy at this point otherwise… i dont wanna think about that outcome.
Freddyz December 7, 2011, 6:45 AM EST.
GlaDoS for the win!
VenTus December 7, 2011, 6:47 AM EST.
I’m rooting for Mike here, Lucy’s really an irritating kind of person and needs to be taught if you treat people badly like this then things like this will just keep happening.
Doom December 7, 2011, 6:47 AM EST.
What I’m interested in is not what happens in January, but what Lucy was trying to say in panel 3.
Kirby Boi December 7, 2011, 6:48 AM EST.
I Would Join him. Just Long Enough to Dig a Knife into his Back and Tore out his spine and Strangle him with it.
AnthonyDafox December 7, 2011, 6:53 AM EST.
LUCY ISN’T AN ABUSER. SHE’S A KID. Seriously.
Also, for those in the anti-Lucy train, what is this then? If we’re nit-picking, then Mike is also an emotional abuser.
Kids play rough. It’s called playing. It’s not her fault if she didn’t know it wasn’t playing because no one told her until I don’t know… now? At least from her side it was playful competition. He’s just being hurtful.
SJ December 7, 2011, 6:54 AM EST.
Well, you never know, maybe no one will actually leave the table to join him. I know from past events that Paulo, Daisy(probably), and Abbey would stay with her. Hell, Augustus might join the table in all of this just to give Lucy more support in this. I don’t think anyone at the table would really take Mike’s side on this, but idk. Mike only has the concerned ramblings of his long-distance girlfriend to back up his decision, and when he does leave all of them are going to think he’s being manipulated. Sure, Mike has had to take physical abuse from Lucy now and then, but I can’t say I haven’t had to do the same in the past. Besides, every wound she, personally, has inflicted could heal, with time. But what he’s doing, right now… that **** doesn’t heal. Ever. That is something I can well and truly tell every one of you.
TheWorstAstronomer December 7, 2011, 6:54 AM EST.
‘BE HERE TOMORROW’ well alright suitcase, but when I do come back here, Lucy and mike better be friends
Defutz December 7, 2011, 6:59 AM EST.
oh…. oh wow.. I’m sorry to all the people who think this is good for Mike, but as good as it is, him finding his own happiness, taking Lucy’s friends is one step too far
longinus212 December 7, 2011, 7:00 AM EST.
They won’t join you because they all like Lucy better, he-bitch!
You’ve been nothing but mean and horrible to her. We know for certain all of the girls will stick with her because they stuck with her the FIRST time you broke her heart. The guys will definately follow.
So better thank Sandy for your lonliness, *******………>:(
Okay, got THAT outta my system.
Absolutely love the artwork these past few pages. It really shows all of the emotion that’s going into it!
chickbabe208 December 7, 2011, 7:01 AM EST.
Aw yeahhhhhh Mike.
NecronCheese December 7, 2011, 7:02 AM EST.
This is just vicious and petty.
Dr.Z December 7, 2011, 7:03 AM EST.
oh wow, this is getting somewhere…
i’m pretty sure paulo won’t side with mike and david will go where ever paulo is….
ha poor lucy
bigdogstan December 7, 2011, 7:04 AM EST.
So much dramatic development! All with one page too! Suddenly, this is so much bigger than just Mike and Lucy’s squabble, now it’s on all of their friends too! I definitely cannot wait for the next chapter. If this comic didn’t update 3 times a week, then I might just have to start killing people to ease my frustration. JK. But seriously, great job Taeshi. This is just awesome. Also, on a different note, I once again re-sympathize with Mike. I was always kind of on Mike’s side to begin with because Lucy had always been in the wrong. When Mike started to act like a bit of a dick, I started to side with Lucy, but after the flashbacks, which, were thankfully very short and not dragged out, it once again reminded me of the bull Mike had to put up with just to be with her. Although I support his choice to move, I can’t say that I even believe for one second that anyone will follow him. (Lets not ignore the fact that he’s probably moving out to be closer with Sandy, why would everyone just drop what they’re doing and have them or their families move just to be with Mike? That would be a little overboard). And I honestly kind of doubt that he’s going to ask them, so I don’t think that there will be much motivation to go with him. And if they did, I can only see Daisy going, and Abbey following Daisy since I’m pretty sure that Abbey dislikes Mike because of how he wouldn’t go out with Daisy. And also, Lucy is already going through major self-transformation too which is great! I don’t think that there is much that Lucy can say to stop this, so I hope that she’ll just buck up, apologize (Not in front of everyone so it doesn’t look like she’s trying to illicit pity) and wish him well. Then maybe he won’t leave with a completely horrible opinion of her. (Unless he see’s it as a last ditch effort to make him like her which he could respond to angrily)
Indigo December 7, 2011, 7:12 AM EST.
:I my judgment says not to come tomorrow…but i’ll ignore it…for now.
Lunas December 7, 2011, 7:13 AM EST.
I’m betting the unveil thingy will be a Mike bust.
Dr.Z December 7, 2011, 7:16 AM EST.
All I can say is.
Tika December 7, 2011, 7:30 AM EST.
Mike you liar, I think you’ve forgotten Paulo, Sue, Daisy, Abbey, Augustus(or however you spell his name), David, and all the other people (animals).
Y U SO FNNY
But anyways, I wonder what the uh surprise thing is?
Beyatchart December 7, 2011, 7:38 AM EST.
Leaving the table…. in January? Is he seriously talking about the lunch table. What.
TehLulzinator December 7, 2011, 7:38 AM EST.
My Mikie is getting a little dark. I think he just created SO MUCH stupid DRAMA telling Lucy that. She may even go to everyone at the table and Mikie will end up being hog tied again. How fun right? Well, however this plays out, what ever item is coming out today I am so getting ^.^
CTS4Kouhei December 7, 2011, 7:39 AM EST.
First I was afraid, I was petrified,
Kept thinking I could never live without you by my side,
But then I spent so many nights thinking how did me wrong,
And I grew strong, I learned how to get along…
Jack December 7, 2011, 7:48 AM EST.
Oh my, i actually seen this situation before in real life. Twice sadly. One where someone was in Lucy’s situation and one where someone is in Mike’s shoes. Both situations ended badly, since one or both ended up alone.
So experience tells it’s going to get lonely pretty soon.
I don’t think the group will go with it though. The class room stunt Mike did, kind of showed the disapproval of the group by their expressions. It would be bad character development too. Since the older you get, the wiser you get. And they’re old enough to not get pulled into any childish stunts.
Daisy is probably going to be the middle man… i mean woman (again) or at least try to be again.
xxmykaxx December 7, 2011, 7:53 AM EST.
Great, now we’re gonna have a clash of the ex friends
It’s probably gonna be Lucy’s Team with : Paulo, Sue, David, annnnnd Cain just cause Sue is there. (I think he still sits at the Table. I don’t remember.) And Maybe Tess.
Mike’s team of : Daisy (Let’s face it, she still like him), Abbey (only cause of Daisy. D’aw) Annnnd probably a few Mike Fangirls, if he even has any left cause other Character’s are escaping my thoughts right now.
Lucy’s team are gonna be horrible to Mike and keep telling her how he’s a jerk. And she’s not gonna listen and feel bad. Blah depression blah.
Mike’s team are either gonna A. Support him through everything and give nasty looks to Lucy or B. Realize theirs and his mistake in thinking Lucy doesn’t care about anyone or just him (think whatever) and try to convince him to be nicer.
But in all honestly, I still think this could have been handled differently. Lucy has been changing. She isn’t that violent girl she used to be, she has tried getting over you, not forcing you in to anything, Mike. Let’s not forget that you used to LOVE her or at least like her extremely. Then again, maybe she was only a replacement. Cause once Sandy was back in view it was like, “Lucy? Whose that?” Look at what she’s saying here. “You won’t have friends..” She even tried saying sorry. Not begging to be his friend anymore. I think she knows it, she knows you don’t even wanna be around her. And shes trying to ask for forgiveness and let you go on with your life with your guy’s friends. And now you want them to choose sides eh? Well, let’s see how this turns out.
If there’s not a freaking suicide or harming of one’s self, I’d be surprise.
BunBun December 7, 2011, 7:53 AM EST.
I’ve had two instances where I’ve switched tables. It’s really easy to execute a table move without causing unneeded drama. He’s pulling a dick move right here.
And, I don’t blame Sandy for any of this. She’s not the reason Mike’s being such an *** about everything. He’s the one choosing to act the way he is around Lucy and he’s the one who’s trying to crush her verbally/mentally.
I’m not a SandyxMike supporter simply because I don’t like Mike, but I don’t mind Sandy. She’s just a sweet and caring person who was looking out for Mike. Mike was the one to go into ********* mode.
70lemons December 7, 2011, 7:57 AM EST.
Woah man… Just… Woah…
Fauxpas December 7, 2011, 7:57 AM EST.
Leaving the table? Does Mike mean the lunch table? I guess he must. But would he really leave it JUST BECAUSE of Lucy? I mean, that’s quite a big sacrifice, isn’t it? There’s a lot of people at that table.
Mike thinks other people are going to join him when he leaves the table? Uh, good luck with that, you son of a bitch. I wouldn’t be the kind of person who would follow a walking dick. Hell, who, out of all of their friends, would follow him? Really? Paulo wouldn’t, and neither would David because he probably wants to sit next to him. Sue wouldn’t and neither would McCain, because they’d think he was being a dick. I doubt Tess would. Maybe Daisy would…Abbey would either follow her or stop her. I don’t know, but I think Mike’s really just bluffing at this point. Could be wrong.
NintendoSegaSonyGuy December 7, 2011, 7:57 AM EST.
pearlcrox December 7, 2011, 7:58 AM EST.
It’s going to backfire. He’s going to leave the table after explaining how much of a bitch he realized she was through Sandy and leave and they’ll stay by her side. This is just typical high school.
Suzume December 7, 2011, 8:03 AM EST.
Eva Cann December 7, 2011, 8:04 AM EST.
omfg mike… you idiot!!
Bioniclema90 December 7, 2011, 8:06 AM EST.
Mike, you know these people. There’s GOING to be so much stupid drama with you and your friends. (until you man the **** up and return Lucy’s feelings god i ship them too hard)
Ashe December 7, 2011, 8:09 AM EST.
Now THIS is their true colors. Mike is being completely honest with himself and her. Luvy isn’t going all rabid psycho on him.
It’s a shame he’ll be leaving the table and probably bringing some others with him.
Paulo wouldn’t go. He’s always had semi romantic feelings for her, and isn’t too fond of Mike. David would stick with Paulo through thick and thin. Sue would hesitate to leave, but might go in the end. But Abbey and Daisy…? I hope they stay at the table.
I don’t want to bash Mike anymore. He’s being a true man, in that he’s being honest, but at the same time, being cruel. I’ve never had a soft spot for Mike, so that’s why I hope Abbey and Daisy, two sweet kids, will stay. Though, I have a feeling that Daisy will go with him, and Abbey will stay…
imightbeaghost December 7, 2011, 8:14 AM EST.
I can totally see sandy dumping him and he winds up alone like lucy used to be.
Sanitarium December 7, 2011, 8:14 AM EST.
it’s official, he killed lucy
roler42 December 7, 2011, 8:17 AM EST.
Lucy, Moshikashite… DIETO?!
Rusco Istar December 7, 2011, 8:19 AM EST.
Alright Mike! You tell that *******!
Rob64 December 7, 2011, 8:22 AM EST.
to Mike supporters:
Yes, she abused him for years, she’s always been bipolar from the very begining, and Mike had his right to finally snap at her
But this? Judging by what i read in some of your posts… Lucy deserves to be emotionally destroyed, socially left an outcast, and preety much be exiled from everything and everyone
Put more simple… In your eyes, Lucy deserves everything she gets, even though she tried to make amends
roler42 December 7, 2011, 8:28 AM EST.
I feel like sandy is the reason for it all. It’s really a shame too cause ya she was crazy bit Lucy did her best. No ones perfect except to mike who acts Perfect. Shame mike lucy has been trying to be nice for you. Your a bad friend mike…. But all in all why is he crying about it… Hmmmm.
Robin December 7, 2011, 8:28 AM EST.
While I understand that mike must be tired of being abused, there could have been a better way about it. I mean, that’s the way his and Lucy’s friendship has been for years, and then he just gets pissy at her! How was she supposed to know it was her fault? He should’ve told her EXACTLY what was wrong, because he hasn’t till now, and if she kept it up THEN it would be ok. What jerk. Also, I like how we refer to the situation as though it wasn’t already in plan by Takashi; we act like they’re real people lol
emily December 7, 2011, 8:28 AM EST.
I thought Mike was onto something until his last comment. “Who says they won’t join me” was just uncalled for, if you ask me.
Judging by the other things he said, if it was me I would have ended with “The people who were only nice to me if I played nice with you? If they’re my friends, they might come along. If they’re not they’ll stay and I won’t have to deal with them any more. Either way I don’t lose anything”.
But that’s just me.
In either case, him thinking he can avoid drama is pretty naive on his part.
Blaze December 7, 2011, 8:29 AM EST.
Hear that rapping against the door?
The clawing against the metal bars?
And what about the screams of anger and disaster?
All hell is about to break loose.
Misky December 7, 2011, 8:31 AM EST.
Wow. While I agree that Mike had a right to rag on Lucy for her horrible treatment of him, that was a low blow. Poor Lucy; she really was trying to be nice. She was just too late. Wonder what’s gonna happen. *gets out the popcorn*
Shadow December 7, 2011, 8:31 AM EST.
Lucy deserves it. I don’t give a crap what anyone says anymore. I love Lucy to death, but unlike other people who took this chapter as another chance to hate on Sandy and Mike, it opened my eyes to Mike’s side in all this. He’s tired of this, tired of being forced to be friends with someone like her, and it’s totally justified. She’s trying to make amends, but he’s done with her. She’s apologized before and still acted the same way. Maybe his last comment was uncalled for, true, but Lucy doesn’t deserve his sympathy right now. Why should she, when she never gave him her’s?
Tsukaiz December 7, 2011, 8:35 AM EST.
Well, judging from what we’ve actually seen, Lucy has been spending less and less time at the table. Y’know, Augustus and whatnot. On the other hand, Mike’s been going through the daily grind at the table every day (again, judging from what we’ve seen). There’s no telling for sure yet, but it seems as though Lucy’s been the one distancing herself from her friends rather than Mike, who’s only severed his relationship with Lucy.
BUT LET’S NOT FORGET THE PLAY!!
Sue put Mike and Lucy together for a reason; she’s got something big planned for the two of them, obviously. Sue most likely noticed the beef going on between Mike and Lucy and has set out to restore their friendship - and what better way to do that than to FORCE the two of them to be together during a play that should have a lot of happy/sappy moments.
AND AS FOR SANDY…
My God, just shut up about her already. Mike JUST explained that Sandy helped him realize his happiness was worth something. She’s not some evil, manipulative bitch working behind the scenes or anything, she’s just a girl concerned about her boyfriend’s well-being.
AND HOW ABOUT MIKE AND LUCY?
“Mike, you were being so nice to Lucy just a little while ago? What the hell’s your problem?”
^There are such things as ‘moments of weaknesses’ in this world. You can tell by his tears and the several, SEVERAL times he’s blushed that he’s still conflicted by all of this, hence the short window of happiness he experienced whilst playing games with Lucy.
Despite everything I just said…
…I, for one, can’t wait to see what Sue has in store for these two during the play!
Ain’t speculation a hoot?
Ziggy December 7, 2011, 8:36 AM EST.
how can someone so seemingly nice be such an *******, that he’d try and take friends away from someone who obviously needs them..
asimplefangirl December 7, 2011, 8:37 AM EST.
Sandy is a cry baby, lol.
GuessWho December 7, 2011, 8:46 AM EST.
leaving the table as in not talking to her ever again or like…literally leaving?
And honestly, I doubt they would join him…what has he done for them recently?
Iris December 7, 2011, 8:48 AM EST.
“Who says they won’t join me?”
Ha! *******, they’ve all been siding with Lucy through all of this. Wake up, you’re ****ed.
ReyOzymandias December 7, 2011, 8:52 AM EST.
Mike, you’re going insane. ****ing insane with all this **** you’ve kept bottled up. No one is going to join you, everyone is going to ****ing HATE you for being such an ******* to Lucy. I hope they all spit in your ****ing FACE when you ask them to leave her.
Because everyone else gets it.
Everyone else is sympathetic,
has ****ing feelings.
It’s your fault you WEAK.
Furious Clare December 7, 2011, 8:56 AM EST.
THERE SHALL BE A GAP IN THE TABLE, A VOID IN THE UNIVERSE………….
actually, who in that group would go with Mike? The only table member who’s “Team Mike”, I think, is Daisy, though I suppose Taeshi could surprise us~
Huh? December 7, 2011, 8:57 AM EST.
Mike, you’re just lying to yourself out loud and you know it! You… are the DUMBEST!!!! moron I have EVER seen in my life!
Sarge December 7, 2011, 8:59 AM EST.
Okay so I really liked Mike and I know it’s really hard being the middle man-I was in this exact situation just last year it sucked-but that’s just cold man
The girl I was having problems with was willing to change, like Lucy I’m guessing by how she’s way less of a jerk now, and we resolved without STEALING EACH OTHERS FRIENDS AND BEING GRUMPS MIKE
Btw We’re in MIDDLE SCHOOL
Come on I know your smarter than a group of 12 year old girls.
Middle Man December 7, 2011, 9:03 AM EST.
I think if Abbey heard about this…. boy, SOMEBODY’S gonna be ******!
Sarge December 7, 2011, 9:04 AM EST.
Michael, you must be dreaming if you think someone will be on your side in this …
Of course, I’m not psychic, so I think Taeshi can still surprise us and turn everything upside down …
I already told you, you’re treading a path of no return …
Sinceramente, você já era…
Jack Silvermoon December 7, 2011, 9:11 AM EST.
oh!i understand what hes saying now!but i know that someone would haft
to stay on Lucy’s side.the group is being torn apart it seems but then again
our perception is probably incorrect.guess well haft to wait and see
THAT GUY December 7, 2011, 9:14 AM EST.
I agree that he’s childish but, I also have to say that he is, indeed, an *******
Him being a child (teen) doesn’t excuse him from what he says and does simply because he’s immature or young. He’s aware of what he’s doing and who he’s doing it to : /
He is purposely hurting Lucy. It’s not as if he’s being blunt and is oblivious to what his words and actions are doing to Lucy. He’s childish/immature (more due to his mental development in this sense) and an ******* (because of his actions).
Various actions fall under different “labels”, though. His insistent calls of, “I HATE YOU!” are very childish as we can obviously see that he still has some sort of feelings for her. And his final comment (of this comic) show that he’s being an *******. He didn’t need to say it.
To be honest, all of that he does ends up being both, lol.
I’m sorry if it just sounded like a bunch of babbling from me. I have yet to sleep after so many hours. I hope I made some sense
70lemons December 7, 2011, 9:19 AM EST.
WTH Mike! Thats being unfair now. You already said things which really hurt her feelings, but this? Its getting way too far now.
Aubi December 7, 2011, 9:22 AM EST.
whoa, nobody was that cruel to me in highschool…I got my fair share but whoa.
2tailed_fox December 7, 2011, 9:24 AM EST.
Why would they join him?He is being a meanie
White Shy Guy December 7, 2011, 9:28 AM EST.
Why?! She can change! Everyone deserves a second chance. Mike should at least give her one.
Starkeyblade December 7, 2011, 9:30 AM EST.
Whoa there Mike, going a little too far at the end. If you think about it, they’re most likely to stay with Lucy, as they know how “fragile” she is. At least Mike is going after his happiness. Good for you Mike.
KillerCobraZ117 December 7, 2011, 9:41 AM EST.
I think that gray shape in the news’ image is a “sad lucy”.
boh... December 7, 2011, 9:43 AM EST.
Well… to be fair what comes around goes around and I think it’s about time Lucy had it come back to her :S
Badaptos December 7, 2011, 9:44 AM EST.
Paulo definitely wouldn’t join him. o: Thats for sure. And David might as well follow Paulo. l:
Merv the Perv December 7, 2011, 9:44 AM EST.
Tess and Paulo wont leave Lucy! And hey we might see more of that black and white cat we know and should love
Q~Q December 7, 2011, 9:48 AM EST.
I think Mike’s being a jerk here because he never (unless I am forgetting bits of the story, which is possible) brought up how much he doesn’t like the way she rough houses, and how much her “bullying” hurts him. As far as she knows (again, unless I forgot part of the story, and if I did, please enlighten me), Mike was completely fine with her rough way of showing affection, and this declaration of hatred is completely out of nowhere. Now she’s going to go around thinking “Do these people hate me, too? Are they randomly going to shout at me, too?” and that kind of paranoia is a horrible place to be in. I really hope her friends don’t leave her, and I don’t think they will, and instead give her a chance to grow and change. Or maybe make her realize she doesn’t need friends who won’t tell her when they have a problem with something.
Jackie M. December 7, 2011, 9:53 AM EST.
This be the day that Mike truly becomes the jerk that lucy had been calling him. I know she calls him that in a silly manner but now Mike is going too far with this.
Starkeyblade December 7, 2011, 10:02 AM EST.
Ohhh boy. Mike is really going for everything he’s go here, and no doubt Lucy’s going to be part of the rubble left behind.
hmm December 7, 2011, 10:09 AM EST.
Everyone? Leave the table? …erm…
Abbey- too Chivalrous to be a **** like that
Daisy- Too smart to not see whats going on, also: Abbey
Sue- Friends with Lucy, doubted
Paulo- Lucy > Mike
Tess- Female friends > Mike (likely)
Jasmine- Not even there
Ayama- ..Does it matter?
Am i missing anyone?
Krystal McCloud December 7, 2011, 10:12 AM EST.
I love how leaving the lunch table is like, a TO DO here. Like doing that is a bomb dropping. It’s one of those little details I like, how it matters to them all so much.
Also the shadow on Mike’s eyes at the end reminds me of Sly Cooper.
Gameking218 December 7, 2011, 10:24 AM EST.
The thing is, Mike never actually hated Lucy, because if he had then he wouldn’t of had the biggest crush on her. If you reread the earlier chapters you can see Mike plainly liked spending time with Lucy. Is that the attitude of someone who was hiding a secret hatred? Pfft no. Mike is just doing exactly what he did in the past - forsaking Lucy for Sandy, and in this case violently since Sandy pushed his opinion in this direction. It’s just brainwash. This doesn’t excuse the way Lucy treated him - i.e abusively - but he definitely didn’t resent it as much as he’s trying to claim right now.
Lumi December 7, 2011, 10:26 AM EST.
Mike, if you didn’t wanna cause drama then you shouldn’t have mentioned leaving the table. Do you really think Luzy can “act cool” for the rest of the semester? After all this, SHE’LL probably leave the table and maybe even try to quit the play. Way to shoot yourself in the foot.
FanChan December 7, 2011, 10:30 AM EST.
this remindes me from that part where just use that word caus i dont know his name (pedo) where talking to each other and that (pedo) say’s : mike is leaving u some time and u need to prepare for it just do it. or somthing ?
well…….lucy……..that time ha’s come i am sorry 4 u…….(cry)
well that’s hard…….but mike ur a *** hole just wanna say
but lucy be patient maybe MAYBE ! ur time need’s to come that u kiss…..or hugg…..or even more…with mike i hope u will be happy on the last minute HOPE !
well people this is a drame all over it
and i cant be there tomorrow caus i am Netherlands !
thathurt,good? December 7, 2011, 10:30 AM EST.
Really, Lucy needs to put him in his place. Has he forgotten all that they’ve been through together?
I mean, seriously, he’s just gonna let some spoiled, sheltered girl, who only has one-sided knowledge of his friendship come between his and his closest/longest friendship? Like, damn, I understand he’s over her and that she’s quite violent, but he never even showed that he had a problem with it until his “girlfriend” said she didn’t like it.
Like, damn, she’s actually been trying to be better and not be so much of a burden- trying to just get along, at least, but no, he totally ignores that cuz he’s so blinded by his “love” for his girlfriend that he’s willing to do anything that might please her. And, y’know what, the fact that he knows just what to say to try and make her feel ****** shows how ****ing close they are/were, and to actually say that last part- what a dick.
And, seriously, he cannot believe that the others will leave Lucy for him. Bitch, if you’re gonna leave, then do everybody a favor and LEAVE. Honestly, I feel that, if he were gone, there’d actually a lot less stress for everybody- Abbey won’t have to suffer from Daisy’s infatuation, Lucy doesn’t have to bear being mean-mugged, Sue doesn’t have to see those nauseating messages- I mean, really.
(Haha, long rant. Gotta stop lurking and start voicing my opinion- NOT THAT IT MATTERS, REALLY.)
WHY CAN’T YOU LL JUST GET ALONG?
iiNaoki December 7, 2011, 10:32 AM EST.
@:Jackie no you’re forgetting just like a lot of people he’s told her lot’s of times even before him an sandy were official. He even said he hated her before, when you re-read it u really see how he started getting bitter with her and then every one turned on him cuz he rejected her (nicely I might add). I don’t get how Paulo gets so much slack he man whored around set lucy way back emotionally for David. He’s only dating jasmine for David and to avoid
the drama he created by being stupid. Honestly after reading again I don’t see how people can hate mike and sandy so much when Paulo alone did more damage then tjem combined
sam December 7, 2011, 10:36 AM EST.
@Sam Thanks, I will have to reread a good portion of this again. I’ve just been the person who had a problem with something and never voiced it until I blew up, and that’s incredibly stupid, so I guess I jumped to that. ^_^”
Maybe this will give Lucy the push she needs to be more independent instead of break her entirely like a lot of people are thinking.
Jackie M. December 7, 2011, 10:40 AM EST.
Dayum. Wondering bout the countdown though…
Your Mom December 7, 2011, 10:40 AM EST.
This…this takes harsh to a whole new level…
Jesus Mike. I understand Lucy’s antics were bothersome but that how she is man. To say something like that…to her is just..wow
Keno December 7, 2011, 10:45 AM EST.
Harshhhh, man Mike.
Making people pick sides?
I think he’s a little bit of a hypocrite surrouding the violence thing. I can get that he’s sick of it and I respect that, but Paulo has sicked group mobs to beat the **** out of him for less than that. :I Why is he only sick of Lucy? If he had any balls at all he’d leave the group entirely.
Stofu December 7, 2011, 10:46 AM EST.
:o he is in total jerk mode right now hope all those lucyxmike crap ends oh btw the gropu will be slpit im seeing daisy and abby going with mike, paulo and tess with lucy and david welll you know david he’s gonna be around everyone
nooneinteresting December 7, 2011, 10:49 AM EST.
Wow the way talks about the table gesus ya’d think he was moving school yes I do realise it is a big deal but it’s a table
Viperalist December 7, 2011, 10:55 AM EST.
Sandy is either two faced female dog or a shelfish pansy …
Viperalist December 7, 2011, 10:59 AM EST.
Yeah, I can understand not wanting to hang out with Lucy anymore.
But this is taking things way too far.
It almost seems like Mike is out to destroy her.
Arc December 7, 2011, 11:01 AM EST.
@Jackie : lol it’s cool I’m pretty much the same. I had to re read it too cuz I couldn’t understand why he wad being so mean. Yeah I hope so too she’s immature sometimes and can be abusive but she means well and deserves some happiness too
sam December 7, 2011, 11:02 AM EST.
Geeeeez, Mike. I thought you were cooler than that. XP
Lolly December 7, 2011, 11:08 AM EST.
Yeeeeah Mike they aren’t complete ********** so I sincerely doubt they are just going to LEAVE Lucy on her own.
Mr. Morningstar December 7, 2011, 11:10 AM EST.
Taeshi , you dont disapoint to entretain…thou i find sad that everything now has to pass that spam filter
Still i also find amuzing how pasionate and agresive are lucy,s fans being now turning mike into a monster that none of his friends would follow
While the rest eirther admires mikeor just wantsto see whatll happen..
But at the end i havent seen Lucy being a friend TO anyone without it bing just to be with mike or about she needing them…
DrackeST December 7, 2011, 11:11 AM EST.
Why do I feel so proud of Mike?
Lucy deserves this, I was with her on this, but I wanna see how Mike and Sandy do things.
Hiroshu the Brony December 7, 2011, 11:13 AM EST.
One day, when I have a lot of free time, I’ll be rereading this comic from the beginning, including the comments because they are just interesting. Now who’s with me?!
Oh garsh…I’m gonna have to wake up at 8 in the morning to see what is going to happen in the News part.
Ayy, Mike! That’s ouchy! I’ve got a few opinions of this “friends will divide between Lucy and Mike”. (Though I really need to reread the comic; I can’t remember much anymore, and so I might be wrong here.)
Number one: their friends won’t divide. They’ll just stay at the table because they own it; not Lucy. If anyone wants to leave, they leave. Unless of course, Mike explains this situation to them. Since this is coming from his long distance girlfriend, who some probably haven’t even met, they might think Sandy’s misjudging Lucy since they are pretty used to the violence between them…right?
Number two: their friends leave them alone to sort their problems. But that is highly unlikely.
Number three: they divide. Paulo’s likely to go with Lucy, because…well. Sue might also stay with her. Daisy’s hard to figure out. I mean, she’s not bad enough to leave Lucy alone…right? Right? But she might still have a crush on Mike…or not anymore after a mess that involves Augustus . Then her friendship with Sandy. If she still has a grudge on her, then she might stay with Lucy. Abbey will follow Daisy, of course. And David? He might jump from one table to another, or more likely stay with Paulo. Oh…look at that. They’re all with Lucy! Ahehe…
(I think I overused the italics and emoticons. Whoops. For me, that is.)
I Forgot My Username December 7, 2011, 11:16 AM EST.
Okay, Mike’s kind of scaring me now. It’s like seeing the origin of a supervillain here.
Ross December 7, 2011, 11:18 AM EST.
That’s just a dick thing to say. No matter who you’re siding with. It’s a dick thing to say
elinn December 7, 2011, 11:22 AM EST.
Just goes to show that he doesn’t mean it but is doing it for Sandy
FluffleButt83c December 7, 2011, 11:28 AM EST.
WOW… no need for that Mike…
Maria December 7, 2011, 11:29 AM EST.
I don’t care what Lucy has done to Mike in the past, this takes the cake. That was totally a dick move, Mike. /dislike!
However, I am interested in seeing how Lucy is going to cope with this.
Edit: Thought just came to me. Mike isn’t just trying to leave Lucy in the dust here and forget about their earlier trifles, he’s actually trying to inflict some lasting damage on her. Even more /dislike! He’s turning into a total villain.
Drakesm December 7, 2011, 11:31 AM EST.
The chaos this causes is going to be just BEAUTIFUL.
eheheheheh ahahahahahaha AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Tokoz December 7, 2011, 11:35 AM EST.
Who says they’ll join you?
Seriously Mike that last comment was just unnecessary.
Hinochi December 7, 2011, 11:44 AM EST.
and thus lucy turned to the dark side: Alejandro’s crew. Alas, Tess understands her situation and saves her!….
Iris December 7, 2011, 11:48 AM EST.
Civil War cometh to the Table… This should be interesting, especially who sides with who.
I can predict that Paulo will side with Lucy (and David will follow Paulo anywhere), and I think Abbey could side with Mike if he took a look at Lucy’s “friendliness” towards Mike in the past (with Daisy following Abbey), but I’m not so sure how the others will feel about/react to this.
Balderz December 7, 2011, 11:52 AM EST.
no more mikie…..WAUUGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!
IM LEAVING JANUARY TO LIVE WITH MIKIE
AND THROWING LUCY OUT THE WHOLE THING * BOOT! *
* Louise goes and tells cuz i cant make her pic *
AHHH MOTHER DONT KILL ME!!!!
oh… hi mikie…. did u hear all of those first three paragraphs…?
* runs to acapulco *
* sends everybody postcards *
~ i hate sandy, BRING BACK xxLucy♥Mikexx!!!
luvercandy December 7, 2011, 11:52 AM EST.
he is more of an a__ than i thought
david December 7, 2011, 11:55 AM EST.
Okay, I’ve been backing you solidly until now Mike, but that’s just one step too far. As the guy who was bullied as a child, I hate what Lucy’s done to you. But as the only neutral entity out of all of my friends in high school, the thought of taking sides absolutely ****** ME OFF. You don’t drag other people into this… it’s just the ultimate dick move.
SgtRed December 7, 2011, 11:56 AM EST.
lucy is trying too be a good girl now all she wants is to be his friend but he realises that she dont treat him right but she has changed
david December 7, 2011, 11:59 AM EST.
So basically Mike’s just being the average lovestruck teenager. Nothing to see here, move along.
Sammy December 7, 2011, 12:00 PM EST.
WHAT THE HELL
I’m Going to cry now. I mean, seriously Mike?!
Entyri December 7, 2011, 12:02 PM EST.
Ok, up until now, Mike had a point. He did. Not that he went passing it through the most constructive way, but he had a reason for it. Now he’s being an idiot. And not “jerk” idiot, I mean “brainless” idiot. If he actually thinks the table will side with him over Lucy, he’s either very self-centered or completely oblivious. And he’s neither, which begs the question if he really just WANTS to throw a monkey wrench into the gears. This is between him and Lucy. Forcing other people into the “feud” is not only cowardly, but ridiculously childish. Considering there’s a LOT of people who’d side with Lucy over him. Hope Lucy figures that out instead of going for the “Oh God, no one likes me” response.
Ps: Nice “Wait, what?!” moment from Lucy in panel 4.
Ditto December 7, 2011, 12:06 PM EST.
Mike… Holy ****. That’s all I’m saying. I’m gonna get so mad at so many characters very soon ¬¬ Mike is.. going a lil’ too far to my liking. But oh well, this is a very good move to start massive dramma in the comic, so YAY. But then again, Wow.
Luio December 7, 2011, 12:08 PM EST.
Mike used Retaliate! It’s super effective!
Lucy used Mean Look! Foe was prevented from escaping!
Xenos December 7, 2011, 12:10 PM EST.
Mike is being a major twit. He’s complaining about “stupid drama” when he got partnered with Lucy due to his own stuoid overreaction and assumption. He treats the only one who risked death for him like an enemy. He acts FAR too certain that the group, of which nobody but him has been having the horrible treatment by Lucy, will join him. I could see maybe Daisy, and Abbey as a result. Oh, of course. He, like far too many commentators, is basing this on things she does a rather GOOD job not doing now. He has taken benevolence and caring, and responded with “justified” malevolence and not caring.
Remind me, I’m unsure. Would a criminal willing to intoxicate Mike, play on Paulo’s phobia he had caused to repay Paulo’s disobeying of him, bloody Sue’s nose without provocation, knocked out Mike, severely beat Lucy to repay her keeping him from killing Mike, and plan well enough to be pretty sure Daisy would do nothing… be willing to make a trip someone he knows regularly does to repay the beating he got long ago? I wonder.
Hoheh can feel the sunshine…
Hoheh December 7, 2011, 12:17 PM EST.
January is…my BIRTHDAY. Mike how could you! , someone please smack that boy with the perspective stick! Lucy never knew how bad she was until recently, AND SHE CHANGED. Maybe he shoulda told Sandy a little MORE about the situation, ya know the parts were she’s his BEST friend?! RAGGLE FRAGGLE.(love the story though, love the drama because it makes me feel smart, love the characters because I’m addicted to awesome)
JackieDaPerson December 7, 2011, 12:20 PM EST.
paulo is probably gonna beat his a__
david December 7, 2011, 12:23 PM EST.
**** just got real
Rokki December 7, 2011, 12:24 PM EST.
wow….Mike is just so ****ING PATHETIC! He starts hating Lucy after he hears of Sandy’s opinion about her. Sandy. She barely even knows Lucy. Then Mike makes the stupid assumption that everyone else will abandon Lucy like he plans on doing. What a *********!
Shpiersh December 7, 2011, 12:28 PM EST.
I seriously hate Mike right now, but he’s right.
Lucy always treated him like ****, and now it’s coming back to haunt her.
But in all honesty, I can’t wait for Sandy to visit. ANGST WILL INCREASE BY TENFOLD!
hakr14 December 7, 2011, 12:35 PM EST.
This is sorta off topic, but where the heck is Yashi and the other pets? They haven’t been around for a long time! I need comic relief now.
wonderlamy December 7, 2011, 12:40 PM EST.
Humm… I have some interesting ideas though… what would happen ifs?
One thought is if Sandy came to visit, what if the strains of a long distance had got to her and she decided that they should break up in person? It’s hard to say with Sandy. From some of the previous flashbacks we saw some of her questions, how she seemed to jump to conclusions. Then at that, where would that leave Mike.
Another thought is how would Mike and the others react if Lucy had decided to stay at home Monday. Now I’m not saying that she does something… heaven forbid something dangerous like that, but just not go to school with no explanation, rumors, or news. I think we’d see some interesting views come out.
I’m not seeing either one actually happening, but those are a little thought provoking.
Glass December 7, 2011, 12:49 PM EST.
I feel like after this damn play is over everything I’ve been enjoying for the last 68 chapters suddenly won’t be there anymore. How depressing.
Holly December 7, 2011, 12:51 PM EST.
Sandy, why do you judge Lucy? You don´t even know her that well. Maybe Mike is just only telling the negative things.
And besides, Mike, you were head over heels at first and now you hate her? Cold. You liked her for a reason or are you that naive? Would make sense though, having a relationship with a model. I dislike Sandy but not much , I think Mike should just be left alone because he’s so stressed. Maybe the stick up his arse will disappear after some rest.
Zeori December 7, 2011, 1:02 PM EST.
Man, Mike’s an *******.
He had the moral high ground. And more or less demolished it with his vindictive ********. I love how he can more or less go on about hating drama and then in the same breath plan on dragging the rest of the cast into his personal shitstorm.
God I hate him.
Vigtyr December 7, 2011, 1:15 PM EST.
Paulo won’t leave, that’s for sure. Daisy, maybe, who knows. Abbey will be where Daisy is.
Comostraut December 7, 2011, 1:32 PM EST.
aarrrghhh mike’s been ******* me off SO BADLY for many reasons
sandy has never met lucy & has no idea what type of person she is, if mike were actually a good friend he’d talk to lucy & realize the only reason she’s like that is because it’s hard to express emotions that make you feel vulnerable sometimes >:/
i know cause i’m the same damn way! >__< blaaaah~ mike needs his butt kicked, and not how lucy usually does it, i mean a serious butt whooping >:/
Socks December 7, 2011, 1:32 PM EST.
Well.. he did forget one little tiny bit. he did YELL in the class about him and Lucy getting together in the project. it is bounded to give out negative thoughts about Mike. and does he have that many friends who wants to be loyal to him? he did forgot there are neutral friends. (friends of Mike and Lucy and won’t meddle in their affairs unless given a very good reason. )
I think Mike is very.. very confused for the time. granted Lucy was being mean to him… but still he shouldn’t behave like this. it is below the belt and himself. he is better than this and yet he sinks so deep. i think he is in an emotional chaos and is not being well.
Kaos December 7, 2011, 1:36 PM EST.
First, I will kill Mike.
Then, I will murder him.
Then, I’ll REALLY get to work on him.
comic"critic"062 December 7, 2011, 1:41 PM EST.
Here’s my two cents:
clearly dislikes bullying, but has been tolerant of , and has called out in the past for his behavior with .
loves and will follow him, and also is ’s friend, and was friends with until f***ed that away with
and will stay. still has a thing with and is even understanding a little, or it could lead to a break-up. I feel it will be a friendly one, but who can tell?
and McCain will prolly side with as well.
I am fully expecting an “It’s not like I’m stupid” moment from here, but I could be wrong, and he’d likely side with .
, , and Tess will prolly side with her as well, and Tess may even give a piece of her mind, because told Tess all about their past.
But seriously, Cerberus Syndrome, anyone?
Renadt December 7, 2011, 1:42 PM EST.
That’s another thing, how does Mike honestly plan on hiding these events?
As Kaos pointed out, everyone knew they were partners for the assignment. The cast is going to know something happened.
Vigtyr December 7, 2011, 1:44 PM EST.
A “I’m not a moron” moment from David would be THE perfect way to take Mike down a peg.
Ditto December 7, 2011, 1:45 PM EST.
@Ditto- I know, right?
Renadt December 7, 2011, 1:47 PM EST.
Some people might not like it, but I envision a wall of text with David carefully explaining exactly why he isn’t siding with Mike, with some sort of deep philosophical reasoning, ending with a non-sequitur on the sort of “And he has a scarf”. Plus everyone staring at him until McCain bursts out crying in respect.
Ditto December 7, 2011, 1:53 PM EST.
Mike’s rejection of Lucy as a friend because of past experiences = understandable.
Mike attempting to alienate Lucy from all of her friends = total scumbag.
Seriously bro, there are easier ways with less collateral damage to do this.
Poppop Crocker December 7, 2011, 1:54 PM EST.
…Mike is saying that the reason he’s staying now is because of the drama fallout…but hasn’t this conversation broken the dam on the drama reservoir? I mean, Lucy seems to have officially “broke” at the last comment, with her friend insecurities and all- if she does attempt suicide or something insane, all that pent up drama is gonna come crashing down on Mike.
His whole plan seems flawed, really.
@Taeshi - Lots of bitter going down - what’s gonna happen to the sweet, hehe x~x
Ignis December 7, 2011, 1:57 PM EST.
I don’t understand the “I’m leaving the table” expression. Does he mean he won’t sit in the table with the other guys on lunch break? Or what?
V December 7, 2011, 2:05 PM EST.
Hi everyone! First time commenting after being a long time reader.
I feel like the play is going to happen the week Sandy comes to visit. I’m pretty sure there will be a kiss scene and it’s gonna make Sandy mad. I can’t wait to see what happens next.
lurkingC December 7, 2011, 2:09 PM EST.
@V Leaving the table is his way of saying he’s going his own way and anyone that wants to come with him can. He’s trying to get rid of Lucy for good.
OmegaB December 7, 2011, 2:10 PM EST.
“Who says they won’t join me?” I do.
What Mike thinks he is? They definitely won’t leave Lucy because he does.
Martys December 7, 2011, 2:11 PM EST.
I think it litterally means “leaving the table at wich they usually meet at school”…
boh... December 7, 2011, 2:17 PM EST.
Is it just me or is it funny that Mike has this I’m better then you attitude? Since Lucy came out and told him how she felt he’s been falling further and further down the “I’m a dick well.” Not just with the readers either. He put a wedge between all his friends when he rejected her.
I clearly remember a swarm of angry girls there to comfort her and I’m surprised no one else has really noted how more and more the female side of the group have tried to befriend her in a stronger manner then before. I mean look, Daisy actually gave her a Birthday party. I know Sue has been there more too and though I’m not sure if anyone from the table has really read into how Mike has treated Lucy sense; I do bet however they have noticed her shying away from the group time to time.
So sorry Mike I think your tactic here is going to blow up in your face. If you present it to the table to try and ostracize Lucy they are going to look at you in a different light. I hate to be the bringer of bad news…but well look at the table…what friends do you really have?
Lucy was the closest person at your side, beside perhaps Daisy. David and Paulo just make fun of you, Sue is far more loyal to Lucy and Tess is sorta here and there. Daisy cares about you but showing a darker side is going to shatter her perspective of ya, and Abbey is going to stick by her no matter what. So…have fun becomming your own outcast.
Crestine December 7, 2011, 2:31 PM EST.
Never thought to see Mike so cold and heartless. He seems like he put a lot of thought into this, but at the same time, not.
Besides, I think most of the gang wouldn’t just ditch Lucy for Mike. Paulo (in turn David), Daisy (in turn Abbey), and especially Tess wouldn’t leave. And… I think that pretty much is the table, right?
lulz at you Mike for thinking you’re the leader or something.
EtherSaga December 7, 2011, 2:39 PM EST.
Because no one likes you. Paulo will never leave Lucy. David stiicks with Paulo. Sue and other background characters are Lucy’s friends (I think). You MIGHT get Daisy and Abby…. might. You. Will. Be. Alone.
Kindle kat December 7, 2011, 2:49 PM EST.
Recall when Lucy tried (and I use the word loosely, though her intentions were in the right place) to have them talk things out after the group found out Lucy told Mike she loved him. I’d say Mike lost Daisy that day, and when she gets wind of this, oh boy. Plus, Abbey might have “accepted” Mike’s choice, but 1) he’ll stick with Daisy and 2) accepting it doesn’t mean he likes it. Remember, he looked confused as to why Mike and Lucy behaved like they did unless they loved each other, and what Mike’s doing here counts as emotional pain. I highly doubt Abraham will stand for that.
Ditto December 7, 2011, 2:57 PM EST.
Honestly, what the hell. They were fine 5 minutes ago.
The quality of Mike as a character- I’m not talking about him being nice or a jerk- seems to be seriously degrading. At this point, this is just kind of bad writing. What he’s been saying doesn’t really make sense. He’s just being an ******* for the sake of making more drama.
Unless he ends up being bipolar or something, I really don’t see how this could possibly be explained in the plot :| Guess I’ll have to wait for the next few updates…
Null December 7, 2011, 2:59 PM EST.
I agree with Null, Mike is being way irrational. Unless the plot goes on to explain that he’s being mind-controlled or has gone slightly insane (temporarily or permanently), he’s being way too dramatic about all this.
Even if someone rough-houses with you a little too much and gives you a few dozen nosebleeds, you don’t act this cruel and confrontational toward them, especially when you know they care about you.
Of course, a little realism might be too much to ask from a comic about talking cats in high school, but Mike is acting more like a Bond villain than a teenager. And I was on Mike’s side until this point.
Slick December 7, 2011, 3:05 PM EST.
Aw, been reading the whole comic for the past couple days. Finally up to date…. wahhh! Now I gotta wait for new ones Love your comic
Dranix December 7, 2011, 3:08 PM EST.
****…that first line from Mike hit a little bit too close to home, there. Let’s just say that I’ve experienced it and leave it at that.
In Mike leaving the table (the group of friends that he’s with), he’s doing several things, ranging from leaving a group that is only “conditionally” chill with him, to testing to see whether or not the friends that are in that group are, in fact, solid friends. The former is a given; the latter is so complicated that it’ll be near impossible to describe in just one or two paragraphs.
Lucy’s also showing genuine concern/worry for Mike in hearing that he’s going to be leaving their group of friends. This is some major development right here for her, as this normally isn’t her thing. Unfortunately, at this point, it may seem too little, too late.
Also, Mike’s last line is a lot more multidimensional then just “I’M LEAVING AND I’M TAKING YOUR FRIENDS WITH ME!” As dickish as it may sound, Mike is actually right in asking this. Think about it for a sec:
Who exactly is it to say that Mike’s solid friends won’t support him in his decision to distance himself from the group?
Who exactly is it so say that Mike’s solid friends won’t actually physically join him in leaving from the group?
Unfortunately, with Lucy’s own issues, she’s seeing this as the one-dimensional “You’re taking my friends away?” viewpoint.
However, and this is in closing this long comment, what if none of the friends that Mike hangs out with join him, either supportive or physically?
Then he has his answer: they were only his friends because he was nice to Lucy.
And when you think about it…how true of a friendship is that?
Chocothunda December 7, 2011, 3:13 PM EST.
@Null bad writing or not its Taeshi’s story so deal
personally I like it
though I gotta say I really don’t like Sandy anymore it feels like shes the one influencing him to do this…
Lucy isn’t a bad or mean girl she’s just bad at expressing herself deep inside she cares but she’ll never admit and that’s why at times she comes off as a psychotic b_tch
@Lucy this would be a good time to start an anti depressant cause i get the feeling this is only gonna go all down hill from here
@Paulo now’s your chance! comfort! seduce! be best friend! and eventually… her BF!
Flicker December 7, 2011, 3:13 PM EST.
I can understand him wanting to “test” his “friends”, but there are some better ways of doing that than a freakin’ secession!
Ditto December 7, 2011, 3:21 PM EST.
Paulo and David might leave. I mean yeah Paulo likes Lucy but he has Jasmine and hes happy with her. They did just recently reconcile, and its probably for the best if he distances from her a bit. I think this is gonna be more of a boys vs girls thing here pretty quickly. I dont think Abbey will leave the table, but he certainly wont like it. They have all seen first hand just how incredibly unstable Lucy can be. Also, even if nobody goes with Mike I dont think hes going to regret his decision. Hes trying to make a point, even if nobody comes with him for the sake of this fight he had to make it a point that A. He wont be alone and B. She never assumed that people would take his side.
Honestly, Im siding with Mike on this one. When he was on the phone with Sandy we saw instances where he had his leg scraped, his nose was bleeding, his voice was hoarse from shouting, and he still called her his friend. This situation isnt new (given the multiple flashbacks). Its not even like Mike and Lucy were just playing around and got injured, they just played video games. The victim is always Mike. Hes the one who always walked away first after being slapped, kicked, or punched and he always forgave her. Lucy has always treated Mike like crap really but it was all he ever really knew so he never questioned it. Mike even tried to defend her saying “I was being annoying” like he deserved it. He sounds like someone in an abusive relationship that kept coming back for more. Thats the funny thing about life and Ive experienced it. When its a life youve always known it doesnt seem strange, then suddenly someone helps you realize that it shouldnt have to be that way and that its not right. Lucy has gained a bit of perspective lately, but not enough to say that shes changed. Sandy’s reaction might have been a little too extreme (shes a sensitive girl) but she isnt wrong. I dont approve of all the Mike hate. People think Mikes a jerk like his anger is somehow misplaced, but its not. This outburst just shows his passion and how much this has affected him and been bothering him. People assume he’s a jerk for finally caving and being real for a change. All we’ve seen Lucy do is mope around and cling to people and it makes us feel sorry for her. Its EASIER to sympathize with Lucy, and much harder to sympathize with Mike, but Mike’s problems are valid and this is something hes dealt with for years and recently had to accept for the sake of his friends. His anger is valid and justified, and hes finally taking a stand.
Skylan December 7, 2011, 3:21 PM EST.
Words can’t express
how badly I want Paulo to come in
and punch Mike’s face
MissCaitlyn December 7, 2011, 3:35 PM EST.
OMG….some comments are so freakin’ long…. Also, great job Taeshi! i love your art style
Sonny:) December 7, 2011, 3:37 PM EST.
I don’t get what “leaving the table” means It might just be a misinterpretation of words, or it’s just some sort of Australian saying. Someone please clarify.
Yea Whateves December 7, 2011, 3:38 PM EST.
Y’know, to someone who’s not in highschool, Mike’s threat to leave the table is… extremely pathetic.
@Yea Whateves: Mike is threatening to leave the table the kids sit at for lunch. It’s a common hangout for them and him leaving that place implies he’s leaving the group. He’s threatening to take his friends with him, too. Lucy’s afraid she’ll be all alone. It’s not an Aussie saying, just a really weak threat that seems much more threatening to teenaged cats than it actually is.
And what’s this news that’s coming soon? There’s a countdown! It’s so anticipatory and stuff!
BJMcG December 7, 2011, 3:40 PM EST.
A little drama is necessary to keep things interesting, but this is a little much.
Tcj333 December 7, 2011, 3:40 PM EST.
Ragna December 7, 2011, 3:41 PM EST.
DAMMIT MIKE. YOU’VE GONE FROM MY FAVORITE CHARACTER TO “GO ROT IN A HOLE”. >:c
Anyhoo, to the news. What could this be? A new character? Possibly a figurine of a character?
Chimera December 7, 2011, 3:41 PM EST.
Well they all sit together at lunch, so I’m guessing it means he will sit alone.
Anonymus December 7, 2011, 3:41 PM EST.
Remember the lunch table is an extremely symbolic… hum… symbol for the group. By “leaving the table” Mike’s basically saying “I’m leaving this behind”.
Ditto December 7, 2011, 3:43 PM EST.
mike’s blue scarf is still under the blood in the locker in the gym at his school -,- he maybe fergot ??? mikexlucy why not ?
thathurt,good? December 7, 2011, 3:47 PM EST.
@BJMcG, It really wasn’t meant as a threat, he was simply stating that he was leaving the table, which as Ditto said means he’s basically putting his past with Lucy behind him forever. Also, the part about her friends following him, well, that would affect anyone, in high school or not, as it means she’ll be left all alone, just like kindergarten. And while the loss of all your friends might hurt, Lucy’s, for lack of a better word, mental instabilities make it all the more painful to her.
Gira156 December 7, 2011, 3:51 PM EST.
I do agree on that, actually. In any other kind of situation, Mike could have chosen to just talk to them, and see if his words actually soak in or run off the minds of his friends.
I think this page here is showing how little patience he has left, however (if there is still anything at all). If he didn’t keep his frustrations so bottled up and let himself become more and more hard, this entire situation could’ve been averted.
Chocothunda December 7, 2011, 3:52 PM EST.
Somebody mentioned that this looked like the start of Mikes supervilian career - that’s an intermission I’d like to see :3
Cam December 7, 2011, 3:55 PM EST.
What the heck mike? Now you’re going to be an a-hole and take away all her friends? Letting out your feelings is one thing, but this is going too far. It’s like he’s trying to make her as miserable as he can. Go die in a whole you *******.
Jackiesoarous December 7, 2011, 3:55 PM EST.
I think he’ll be surprised by the choice their friends make. his actions, both past and present, have distanced him already. I think when push comes to shove, he’ll be the one alone. There won’t be any forgiveness, or turning back once he leaves the table. Self-destruction at its finest.
Becquerel Noir December 7, 2011, 3:56 PM EST.
Ok, to cut on all the drama… Remember that Intermission called “Having Kittens”?
Guess you can see where I’m going with this, pardon me.
Edit: Why so long for the news?! It’s bloody killin’ me nerves!
Ditto December 7, 2011, 3:57 PM EST.
mike your a jerk not like lucy can do anything with it she was alone for a long time thinking he would understand lonelyness .wait till no one withs with u at lunch then youll see how she feels for once u just dont know how much lucy loves u why dont u see she does her best ….As well sandy holding him back to see she doesnt like lucy cause shes doesnt reallu know lucy at all ….i tottally understand lucy i do so!
LionessLetter December 7, 2011, 3:58 PM EST.
Hmm, quite interesting. I’m going to be delighted to see who chooses to leave the table with Mike, and who chooses to stay with Lucy. But Mike needs to realize something. When Sandy left, Lucy was there. Over the years Lucy stayed a loyal friend and now with Sandy back in the picture, Mike’s just blowing Lucy off? Perfect drama, and perhaps an upcoming end to a certain someone’s friendship with the other characters. (Maybe Lucy, maybe Mike!) I’m holding on to every last detail, and I can’t wait until Friday!
Rectification December 7, 2011, 3:59 PM EST.
hope lucy addresses her habit of randomly hitting friends after all of this.
anon December 7, 2011, 4:00 PM EST.
I don’t see why Mike had to start PMSing just then. Lucy was finally starting to feel a bit better, kind of understanding. Then then he had to just blow up on her! Oh come on, its simple! If one of your friends keeps hitting you and you don’t like it you don’t sit there, you tell them to knock it off! But nooo! He turned into a flaming Mikey volcano !
Valentine December 7, 2011, 4:01 PM EST.
@Ditto Thats most likely not going to be how this plays out. One can hope, though…
Jackiesoarous December 7, 2011, 4:02 PM EST.
‘Course not, but this is BitterSWEET Candy Bowl. I’ll take a fantasy sequence, getting tired of the bitter part.
Ditto December 7, 2011, 4:05 PM EST.
oh my! There is a timer counting down for a catastrophic event!!! It would be the end of the comic?
Flavio December 7, 2011, 4:07 PM EST.
Well, mike went from confusedly angry to evil in almost an instant. Paulo won’t leave Lucy, don’t know about Daisy though, she will probably prefer Mike. I like how Taeshi incorporates some deeply psychological factors into this comic.
It makes me lol how sacred they consider “the table” as if it was the pure sign of their friendship.
Ooh fancy countdown timer. O.o *is curious*
Vulpinewolf December 7, 2011, 4:08 PM EST.
Oooh, nice timer! Dat dere bonsai tree? :3
And Mike, you’re complaining about all the drama and then you go and cause a shitload of it. ********, man. ********.
Kibondo December 7, 2011, 4:13 PM EST.
“Who says they won’t join me?”
I’m sorry Mike, when was the last time you interacted with a character in a friendly manner that wasn’t sandy? Since the beach trip? Oh yeah I’m sure they’ll all be jumping ship to join you…
GiantWeebo December 7, 2011, 4:13 PM EST.
Why am I the only one who sees Mikey as being the biggest dick in the world right now? This entire chapter, Lucy’s just been trying to get things to be friendly again, Mikey is the one exploding, blowing up, and treating Lucy like poop. I’m sorry, but if a friend of mine did this to another friend, and tried to put her up against all of ‘our other friends’. I would stab him in the face. I hope Paulo breaks his nose DX
i unno, some guy December 7, 2011, 4:22 PM EST.
What’s funny is, I think that the rest of the cast would side with Lucy on this.
hiromiyamoto27 December 7, 2011, 4:23 PM EST.
Mike showing his b!tchy side then? Nice to know he can give as much as he takes. Probably get hated for this but I’m glad he is telling Lucy what he thinks. She has treated him like dirt and he still takes it cause he knows he had to look after her. Im sure a few people, me included, can relate to this as it has happend to many of us at least once in our lives.
I applaude you Taeshi. Your techniques and story archs are almost film worthy…
Explosms ;) December 7, 2011, 4:23 PM EST.
RAAAAAWWWWWWRGHHH frustration overload mikie, whhyyyyy, you’re just stirring the **** pot of doom! i cant see how the gang would leave lucy with the way mike has been treating her, but i just know that poor lucy doesnt know that i can’t stand anymore depressed lucy, hopefully after this chapter, she starts being happy again.
then again, knowing taeshi and her love of angst, i can’t be to hopeful.
ps. mike you’re such a jerk face.
msteenadas December 7, 2011, 4:32 PM EST.
A December 7, 2011, 4:33 PM EST.
Ha ha ha, I sympathize with Rukral’s enthusiasm. However! I don’t know if everyone’s going to follow Mike like he thinks. I mean, not only has he been moody, but maybe they’ll just not feel like it? It’s unfortunate, I thought he was friends with the rest of them. I applaud him for trying to move forward though.
Man, does this put Lucy in a terrible position! She’ll probably consider leaving the table to make things “right,” but that won’t work either. What an amazing story! What big developments! I guess this is high school. I sincerely look forward to Lucy snapping back to an improved version of her old self!
Chi-chan December 7, 2011, 4:44 PM EST.
i bet they wont leave hes just a big fat ***** i can see the way the will stick to her aspecially Paulo hes in a foul mood and being such a liar
totallydrawn December 7, 2011, 4:50 PM EST.
Oh man. Mike. Panel 2. SUPER KAWAIIIIIIIIIIIII
nAar December 7, 2011, 4:56 PM EST.
“LUCY ISN’T AN ABUSER. SHE’S A KID. Seriously.
Also, for those in the anti-Lucy train, what is this then? If we’re nit-picking, then Mike is also an emotional abuser.
Kids play rough. It’s called playing. It’s not her fault if she didn’t know it wasn’t playing because no one told her until I don’t know… now? At least from her side it was playful competition. He’s just being hurtful.”
This is so true. Mike even plays rough with Lucy sometimes. He trusts and loves Sandy so when she said she didn’t like Lucy he let that sway him. Mike is way off base.
Xdepression December 7, 2011, 5:02 PM EST.
If he really didn’t like Lucy’s attitude towards him, I feel like he’d say something. They’ve been friends for so long and shared a lot, so why couldn’t he share his feelings until Sandy said something? I think Sandy’s made him feel this hurt toward Lucy’s actions, when truely, his real feelings weren’t as angry. Sandy has only escalated his hurt.
But that’s just me. Can’t wait ‘til Friday!
JL December 7, 2011, 5:11 PM EST.
They’d be dumb to side with Mike. Basically, he’s held in this resentment for the abuse for apparently a very long time and he’s never thought once to tell Lucy. You know, take any action to rectify her behavior in any way. It’s pretty obvious that she needs him, he holds all the cards, I’m pretty sure she would listen. But instead, he let the problem fester until it blew up in a big nasty ball of anger.
How would his friends know he won’t do the same to them if he has a problem with their relationships?
flashfox466 December 7, 2011, 5:13 PM EST.
Xdepression- I totally agree! I mean, Mike could have said it, “Y’know, Lucy, this is getting out of hand.. can you please stop?” Nicely because if they say it meanly it just fuels her even more and gives her more reasons to be mean/upset. She was never warned, until he decided to “warn” her, by telling her he hated her. Mike, that’s not how you deal with things.
I do sympathize with Mike though since he is kind of still a victim, and he probably was not bothered by it until Sandy told him that.
I don’t know what to think, he didn’t seem to mind it before (he saw it just as Lucy did… playful. He even played back) until Sandy said something about it.
Please don’t get me wrong, I am just thinking, but half of this makes me think it really did bother him and Sandy helped him, and another makes me think Sandy made him think this or maybe like manipulate his thoughts intentionally/unintentionally? I really don’t have anything against her, it just is weird that it all of a sudden bothers him when Sandy tells him.
I guess Sandy hasn’t been around people like Lucy before (I have)- it’s not abusive. She’s just competitive and hides her feelings. That isn’t bad. It’s just Lucy, and I have never once thought that Lucy’s actions were bad.
Hayli December 7, 2011, 5:18 PM EST.
good mike, just go. O’m pretty sure they ewont come though. When mike decided he didnt like lucy anymore, they all sided up ewith her and got mad at mike.
kalipinky42 December 7, 2011, 5:19 PM EST.
I can not think of one of their joint friends who would leave the table just to hang out with Mike.
Mattx2 December 7, 2011, 5:23 PM EST.
MIKE YOU *******
You should know better. Unlike you, the rest of the table isn’t heartless and actually CARE about Lucy. Like you used too.
Nishakun December 7, 2011, 5:23 PM EST.
You know what? Screw Mike. Not only does he want to forsake Lucy, but he also wants everyone else to do the same?
Bonj December 7, 2011, 5:24 PM EST.
IDog December 7, 2011, 5:26 PM EST.
i have to be onest everytime i come here to read it…my heart actuly feels hurt…and somethings happening tomorow what the heck is going on?
Phil December 7, 2011, 5:28 PM EST.
Ex-****ing-actly. If he wants to stop being ‘friends’ with Lucy, fine. Dandy. Honestly, I like it. Tell her you hate her and throw her out.
But, nope, can’t do that! Gotta be a vindictive ****wadassclownfagget and try to inflict just as much pain as if it’s justified. Was Lucy’s abuse justified? Nope. Is Mike clearly trying to play on Lucy’s deep seeded abandonment fears justified? Nope. And Mike? He hates drama. That’s exactly why he’s dragging everyone into this ****ing shitstorm of his.
**** you, Mike. **** you.
Just Saiyan December 7, 2011, 5:32 PM EST.
Who says they won’t join u? LMFAO Who the hell at the table likes u. Lets devide the table shall we: Team mike zero/ Team neutral: Team Lucy: Ugg….i repeat what i said b4. Yes mike u were abused. U need boundrys with lucy. But u could still be sivil with an iron fist to protect u when she acts out. I respect sandys consern yet i realy wonder how serouse her and mike are. She’s nv there so Ya. Guess what Team i’m on at the table Come Jan. ………………Team NONE drama: ……Some of team neutral joined too
JustSomeCritic December 7, 2011, 5:39 PM EST.
They won’t join you.
Very flat I know, but no they won’t.
You erased Mike’s face Lucy! Atta girl! : D
Something’s coming? IT’S ME!!! Naw that’d be really ugly. I will buy one of whatever it is though. : ) *hands over money in advance*
Edit: Aww I’m gonna be sleeping when it comes out. *pouts*
JC December 7, 2011, 5:40 PM EST.
Bottom line, Mike: Dragging the others into this? Completely ruined what high ground you might have had. Wrecked it. Please, Lucy, oh please be his reality check.
Ditto December 7, 2011, 5:41 PM EST.
random non-important comment time!
i decided to go on fanfiction.com and look up BCB, and im shocked by how big the fanbase is. 56 storys. wow. and a lot are snarky, just the way it should be. also, im suprised by how many MORONS are on fanfic that like BCB. mikes a superhero alien? really?! oh, written by a 10 year old. well… nice grammer? another one: guy finds a magic book, fantasy world, magic swords, etc. i mean, honestly, its not that bad, kinda funny, makes fun of itself, but REALLY?! although, he does display the characters perfectly, and references the comic, and its cool and stuff, but still.
also, WHAT COULD THAT SHADOW COVERED LUCY SHAPED THING IN THE PICTURE BE? could it possibly be… a lucy shaped comically sized stuffed animal? oh and cause my thing loads slow, i can see what the pic is captioned: wouldnt you like to know? touche, taeshi, touche.
curtisimo December 7, 2011, 5:41 PM EST.
I kind of dont understand this……?
What is Mike trying to tell her? That he is leaving school and will try to convince their friends to do so or to abandon Lucy? That he is going to make their friends decide whether their on Lucy’s side or in his side? Thats what I can recall for whats being said here.. I think.
If it is like that, I think Sue, Paulo, Jasmine and even Augustus are probably be on Lucy’s side. Meanwhile Tess, Daisy and Sandy would be in Mike’s side… I can’t really deside although if Augustus would really be in Lucy’s side rather than Mike’s side, or he’ll be out of the problem or “in the middle” maybe. Also I don’t know where to put Abbey. He could be on Mike’s side ‘cause he hates bullies, or could be on Lucy’s side ‘cause he “understands” her suffering or that she doesn’t deserve this kind of dealing with the problem Mike suggested. And also (I know this will sound crazy or foolish), but maybe, just MAYBE, Paulo could be on Mike’s side ‘cause he wants to help Lucy solve her problems in a “different way”.
sorry for my confusing ideas hehe.
Edit: oh also David could be on Lucy’s side, and maybe he’ll say something worth listening/intelligent/useful this time!
Cata :3 December 7, 2011, 5:41 PM EST.
This is ridiculous. They are teens, meaning they’re still kids. When kids play, minor injuries just happen, because children aren’t good at calculating their actions. The relationship between Mike and Lucy was one of mutual teasing. Mutual, where Mike was knowingly provoking certain reaction from her. In Lucy’s case, she seems to have been miscalculating her responses, but, note that all of Mike’s injuries happened while they were playing around. Clearly there was no malicious intent involved, clearly he also had fun while it was happening. Now he’s been convinced that he had somehow pulled the short end of this friendship and he’s decided to take revenge on her? While Lucy is growing, Mike seems to be regressing. I wonder how this will all play out.
cookie December 7, 2011, 5:44 PM EST.
Will someone just smack Mike back to reality or at least change the password to unlock his phone
Jack Flop December 7, 2011, 5:44 PM EST.
Yeah…Mike…I think your on your own on this one. With the exception of Lucy, the rest of the group is anything but devoted to you. But your secession may be just what everyone needs to dwindle this little civil war within the group.
starfighter105 December 7, 2011, 5:45 PM EST.
That is one possibility and if that is the case, then Mike’s first statement in this page holds true.
Chocothunda December 7, 2011, 5:47 PM EST.
I keep seeing this misconception a lot…so Im just gonna say it for Mike’s sake.
Mike did not say hes leaving the table and taking his friends with him. Hes not strong arming anyone into doing what he wants. Thats Lucy’s department. Mike is trying to avoid drama because thats all he gets when hes with Lucy and he doesnt want his friends to be dragged into it during such a busy time.
Mike is saying Im leaving the table. Lucy says then youll be alone. Mike is CORRECTING her assumption that nobody would go to sit with him. This isnt a power play on Mike’s part. Mike said himself that people only played nice with him because he was being nice to Lucy. Now hes saying Im leaving, and if I have any friends who still like me for being me then they can sit with me too. Hes not forcing anyone, he doesnt care if anyone else comes with him. This is something hes doing for himself.
This is NOT an ultimatum and he is NOT doing this just to hurt her. This isnt about her anymore, its about him. Hes doing it for his sake.
@cookie - Those injuries werent sustained through rough housing and playing around. Theyre not children, theyre in high school. Mike and Lucy played video games together. His injuries are the result of Lucy’s tantrums and lashing out at him, not from just playing around.
Skylan December 7, 2011, 5:50 PM EST.
okay… ****ing mike!
wolfile December 7, 2011, 5:51 PM EST.
He has a point, but he needs a reality check, and he’s kind of being an *** about this, no need to be so mean about, just explain and move on. He and Lucy both are soooooo going to get it from the gang about all this drama being caused. And Sandy will be happy for making Mike stand up for himself…if she did.
Commentor December 7, 2011, 5:54 PM EST.
I’d just like to point out that Lucy didn’t just hurt Mike. I can recall several instances of her hitting other male characters (granted, Paulo and David, but fingers crossed for McCain) just as hard, as well not having any difficulty being loud-mouthed on the female characters (note, telling Daisy to shut up, calling Tess a lesbian, blah, blah, blah…). Mike is NOT singled out. He never was. If he’s kidding himself into thinking that she was mean to him, at least he might as well go full on and extend that to everyone she hit in her life. Which is a long list. Start workin’!
Ditto December 7, 2011, 5:56 PM EST.
Who says they will? :\
I hope Mike just leaves town. He could go live in a hole for all I care. Luce, I hope this serves you as a lesson, and stop punching people. Maybe then you’ll have more friends…
C: December 7, 2011, 5:58 PM EST.
Lol @ everyone blowing up on Mike.
He’s not “taking” Lucy’s friends away from her, just read the the 2nd panel and the 2nd to last. Keep reading them. Do it again. Make a bit more sense now? This is basically Mike’s way of testing Paulo and the others to see if they were only with him because he was being nice to Lucy.
Is it a rash - not to mention stupid - way to find out who his true friends are? Definitely. However, have people done dumber things in this comic? Definitely. Let’s recap:
Lucy - Started hanging out with the bad guy, just because her precious Mike began ignoring her.
Paulo - Slept with two RANDOM girls just to prove something to David.
David - Do I really need to say anything?
Blur - Made the single-most retarded face in history whilst gargling.
Daisy - Same thing as Lucy, only worse.
Jessica - Lost her virginity to a guy just to get back at a girl she hates.
Zachary - Told Lucy Mike was going to leave her one day, which caused her to confess her love, which led to all of this.
I don’t care what you Mike/Sandy bashers have to say, I still love Mike and I still have no strong feelings towards Sandy one way or another. Mike may be behaving irrationally, but so has everyone else at some point in the comic.
Personally, I blame Zachary for all this.
Ziggy December 7, 2011, 6:00 PM EST.
Silly Maishul. Anyone remember when Lucy confessed her love to Mike, and he was being an *** about it? Most of the gang was on Lucy’s side. So I doubt that they would leave her.
Julka December 7, 2011, 6:06 PM EST.
Zachary did nothing but speak his mind. You can’t blame him for:
a) Being thrown completely out of whack by the difference in behaviour in Lucy before/after Mike fell;
b) Speaking his mind, considering all the stuff that happened in Acapulco;
c) Anything. What the hell did Zachary do? Tell her the truth? She decided to tell him, Zachary just brought Lucy back to reality.
As a PS, Mike bringing other people into this surpasses anything done in this comic. It is, pure and simply, wrong. Full stop.
Ditto December 7, 2011, 6:10 PM EST.
Oh yeah, blame the guy who pulled out the truth. Blame the guy that stopped the lies, will you? All he did was look, notice and speak. He saw the obvious truth, that everyone was just joking about. And then he told her the truth. Yes, the truth hurts, but that’s just a minor inconvenience in life. Because it’s the only things that keeps life moving. Lies are only there to create illusions that make things stay the way they are.
Oh, and how much longer could we survive the stupidity between Mike and Lucy? Finally, some drama!!
Fortunos December 7, 2011, 6:12 PM EST.
Interesting thought: This new arc is sort of similar to the Tess arc, where everyone hated her for bullying, even after they’ve changed. The only difference is that it’s a single person instead of the entire school, but that’s arguably worse because Lucy holds Mike so dearly. The group will likely defend Lucy, as Mike will have to tell them his reason for moving and is the one causing drama. Unlike Mike, they really ARE friends with her.
The people who are saying their friends either will or will not move with Mike need a reality check - what’s going to end up happening is a ton of drama that will have an almost completely unpredictable outcome.
It’s kind of funny that Mike thinks he can get out of it so easily. He doesn’t seem to realize the drama that will be created regardless of the time he moves. Also, his tension with Lucy is the powerhouse behind BCB’s drama, meaning that neither of them can ever be placed into a position of isolation from the other, and they can never be on truly friendly terms (until the end, maybe. Taeshi has said before that she has an ending in mind, and their ending relationship is left ambiguous).
PiMaster December 7, 2011, 6:15 PM EST.
Yesh, this is what I have been waiting for!
…Whoa, hold on a sec. Isn’t what Mike is doing BLACKMAILING?
Ah well, either way I can’t wait to see what happens next.
I wonder if Mike snaps within the first marking period.
A Visitor December 7, 2011, 6:16 PM EST.
I really feel like Mike is not only blowing things out of proportion, thanks Sandy, but he’s setting himself up, too. Based on past events and current tension, more than likely he’ll be leaving the table by himself. I can’t see Sue, Daisy, Abbey, and especially not Paulo leaving Lucy, especially not after she lost her best friend who treated her like crap because his girlfriend “opened” his eyes. Grow a pair and think for yourself, Mike.
cheshiregirl December 7, 2011, 6:20 PM EST.
I reallydo feel for Lucy. I honestly hope she dosen’t end up alone and turns to bad things. Because that happens and its not nice. I don’t hate any of the characters except David, he just getson my nerves lol. xD But in all seriousness, I’m rooting for a LucyX
Do you know how awesome that’ll be? SO MUCH DRAMA <3
Trolzara December 7, 2011, 6:20 PM EST.
@ditto I agree and Ziggy Paulo was drunk the first time so I bet he felt bad and didn’t care the second time x 4ever!!!
1D December 7, 2011, 6:22 PM EST.
I think there would be less drama if mike actually let Lucy get her two cents in and listened to what she has to say. But that might create a less interesting situation (this comic is about drama and stuff people). That said, Mike is probably going to regret some of this later though.
PS. This comic is described as having drama in it so why are some people complaining about mike creating so much drama?
Fuse December 7, 2011, 6:23 PM EST.
Kind of brutal considering Mike should know more than anyone how fragile Lucy is inside. I mean he’s just tearing her apart bit by bit but it seems like a defence mechanism so he doesn’t end back to the place he left behind. Maybe this offence behaviour is just a means to not get sucked back into Lucy world. I mean he was bothered by august and he was getting back into the old routine until Sandy called. hmmm…
dimes should have stores December 7, 2011, 6:30 PM EST.
How you know they will join you Mike
Mangoes December 7, 2011, 6:32 PM EST.
the news looks like it could be mike or lucy
david December 7, 2011, 6:33 PM EST.
It’s good to see Mike finally telling Lucy that, but he’s going a little too far now. I mean, this girl is already very antisocial, and he actually talks as if her friends would just turn their backs on her? That’s a little too much, ain’t it?
D December 7, 2011, 6:34 PM EST.
@ edgelesspigeon: Sweet Jesus Hamburgler Christ, I’ve found someone in the front page comments who isn’t autistic! Mazeltov!
Jerk_Magic_Inc December 7, 2011, 6:36 PM EST.
They had this relationship for years, the little fights are force of habit from childhood days. Just look at teenage siblings, for instance - they still have their little fights, as well. As for “not playing around”, lookie here.
Page one flashback, Mike: “I guess I annoyed her so much…”
Page two flashback, Mike: “I guess I was yelling so much today…”
Page three flashback, Mike: “I was kind of being annoying, anyway…”
Sounds to me like all three times their “fighting” was mutual.
Remember the early pages of this, before the latest drama. Mike does not generally agree with Lucy on being wrong, he screams back, provokes and disagrees. He’s not some soulless victim in this, accepting abuse, he’s got a temper and it was always in play during their confrontations.
cookie December 7, 2011, 6:39 PM EST.
I’m sorry, but, I just can’t take that seriously… Because he’s got this straight face, then BAM, evil eye! it’s just seems out out of character, and misplaced… I’m still laughing over it…
Evergod41 December 7, 2011, 6:41 PM EST.
@Jerk_Magic_Inc That is offending!! There is nothing wrong with autistic children, and it’s wrong to compare them like is they were any less then you are! Go get some culture!
C: December 7, 2011, 6:45 PM EST.
From the last panel, I’m not sure if Lucy’s looking angry or sad.
Lessee on the next page.
SortingItOut December 7, 2011, 6:48 PM EST.
Whaaa…? Okay, I can understand Mike being upset. I can understand him taking his girlfriend’s side over his childhood friend’s. I can understand him turning his back on Lucy. I can even understand him blaming all of his sorrow and pain on her, but for him to play the you-don’t-have-a-single-friend-and-everyone-is- going-to-leave-you card on a emotionaly crippled bipolar teenager?! This guy is a shallow… ***… hole! I mean, my God! Does he have any idea how much permanent emotional/psychological damage he can cause?! Teenagers have killed people, just because their parents didn’t spend enough time with them! Emotional torment has led teenagers to do drugs, murder, suicide, and other crimes! To most people this would be a wake up call. To others; emotional murder! He’s not ignorant! He knows! Shallow *******…
The Guy Nobody Knows December 7, 2011, 6:49 PM EST.
Well played Taeshi.
This chapter’s been one of the best; Mike’s finally said “**** it, I’m not putting up with Lucy’s **** anymore”, we finally get some insight on Sandy, and she’s coming to visit. That will most likely let us all see how her and Lucy will react to each other, and personally I hope it’s something none of us readers see coming X)
I completely understand Mike’s idea of leaving the table and seeing who — if anyone — follows. I’ve been in similar situations — though not by choice. Moving houses and such — and, though not exactly well thought out, it does work.
Who knows? Maybe Mike will see he made a mistake and try to apologize to Lucy. Maybe he’ll get in with a new group of people. There’s many possibilities…
As a final note: Can people stop playing the “Blame game”? It doesn’t mean anything and is really just pointless. At some point in this comic, everyone except Amaya was/is to blame for something big happening. The only ones who can possibly be excluded from that statement are David, Sue, McCain, Zachary, and very few others. So stop throwing blame and hate around when really, it’s more than just a single person’s fault.
Aren Kitsune December 7, 2011, 6:51 PM EST.
I just thought what if mike uses the fact that Lucy hangs out with Augustus sometimes to isolate her from her friends.
;_; December 7, 2011, 6:54 PM EST.
Pretty much everyone has expressed my opinion already. It would really shock me if Paulo went to Mike’s table, and wherever Paulo goes David will follow. Mike might be able to convince Abbey and Daisy of it, and maybe Tess. But he’s already done so much explaining away of Lucy’s abuse in previous chapters that it might be really hard to do that.
My opinion? Mike might end up sitting at Augustus’s table. maybe that’s the reason he’s been given so much attention lately.
But maybe that’s not the point of this chapter. Can’t wait to see what happens during Sandy’s visit! Maybe seeing Mike a little happy will lighten up some the more depressing moments.
What’s the next chapter going to be called? January?
Justmyopinion December 7, 2011, 6:55 PM EST.
Mikes being a man bitch i mean thats just flat out MEAN to Lucy. At least when Lucy was hurting Mike she meant it to be friendly… but Mike is porpoisely being mean. if Sandy saw any of this she would be hating…hell if any of their friends saw they would probably be on Lucy’s side
RAWRcoon December 7, 2011, 7:06 PM EST.
Didn’t Mike say himself that he will always protect her. So therefor my prediction is that something very, very bad will happen! Thus pulling them together.
Kenneds December 7, 2011, 7:07 PM EST.
Mike really would look better if he wasn’t being irrational with his grudge at this point. I’d really hope Sandy wasn’t that into her dislike of Lucy, to the point she managed to convince Mike well enough to ignore the facts enough to “hate” Lucy now. Mainly because I’d prefer not to dislike anyone more if it can be helped. Katherine and Alejandro’s quite enough. And Al makes Katherine look awesome by comparison!
Hoheh has a favorite in another web comic named Katie. Not calling someone annoying what they want if that makes their name the same…
Hoheh December 7, 2011, 7:08 PM EST.
damn **** just got real im glad Mike got the balls to tell Lucy off i never noticed how much of a bitch she is tho O:
Doom December 7, 2011, 7:10 PM EST.
wow im surprised Lucy is just sitting through all of this… i mean if one of my friends did this to me they’d get cussed out and possibly a black eye…. im not all that sensitive since my sadness usually turns to anger and violence…hehe… but i guess im proud of Lucy for listening…. but Mike is being an a-hole over this whole thing. i understand how hes feeling but he doesnt have to make Lucy feel like shes a peice of **** and should go kill herself. (teenage mind i guess)
DeadlyRainbowz December 7, 2011, 7:13 PM EST.
Bittersweetcandybowl: off the table
Knox would be proud.
Mars December 7, 2011, 7:14 PM EST.
reaper December 7, 2011, 7:19 PM EST.
Nope, I’m sorry. Too far. There is no excuse for what Mike’s saying. I thought the y were going to (angrily) talk this out. But no. Mike:”F*** you, I’m leaving. Also, I hate you now for no justifiable reason because of some thing that may or may not have been misinterpreted from something my overreacting girlfriend may or may not have said.”
We’re getting into Moral Event Horizon territory here.
Lyons December 7, 2011, 7:19 PM EST.
im wourding how u get ur name in gold…o3o
nintendoP1 December 7, 2011, 7:23 PM EST.
Actually Mike, there will be a lot of stupid drama either way.
NB December 7, 2011, 7:34 PM EST.
yeah its not bitter sweet its just ****ing bitter now
Thespianut December 7, 2011, 7:35 PM EST.
And just to add on to the people talking back to the screen, most would pick to stay with LUCY, Mike. Let’s give a little breakdown of the people at your table.
Paulo= Respect/Rivalry to Mike, Crush on Lucy
Jasmine=Only there because of Paulo
David= also only there because of Paulo
Sue= Mutual friend that avoids the drama
Abby= Only there because of Daisy
Tess= Indifferent to Mike, Protective of Lucy
It seems to me that the only ones that would have any real issues picking who to stay with are Daisy and, by extension Abby. (Sue will probably just say ‘Man screw this’ and sit with MacCain.)
Not to mention that he’s been somewhat pissy to most everyone lately, not just Lucy, And calling Lucy out in class earlier in the chapter definitely didn’t get him any brownie points with Daisy, ( And DEFINITELY not Abby)
Vega December 7, 2011, 7:38 PM EST.
I find it interesting for people to say that Lucy “abused” Mike. Ever since they were young kids they fought and horsed around. It’s only natural that that would continue as they got older and then slowly trail off. Which it did, it just took Lucy longer because she didn’t know any other ways to express her feelings. Now that she realizes that she had been acting like a brat she’s trying to change herself for the better.
I think what Mike is doing to Lucy now is much worse. He is taking an emotionally fragile person and cutting her down when she is at her most vulnerable. To a person like Lucy that could be fatal.
I don’t know about you but I would rather give someone a bloody nose than cause them enough pain to end their life. To me it’s almost like murder.
Kaddie December 7, 2011, 7:43 PM EST.
I kind of want mike to sit at a different table and be all “I’m so friggen awesome and everyone will join me here” and then no one comes.
Elody December 7, 2011, 7:46 PM EST.
Oh my god, Mike. You can’t just say things like that. (heh)
**** THE POLICE.
Zach December 7, 2011, 7:53 PM EST.
Why is it that after bashing Sandy for so long, I actually sort of like her now? TAESHI WHAT IS THIS WITCHCRAFT
Maii December 7, 2011, 7:55 PM EST.
@Kaddie: Lucy’s gonna feel this one, that is true. But despite that, I still believe that Mike needed to tell her how he felt…how he truly felt.
If she can’t come out of this, then that entire talk with Augustus near the beginning of the chapter would have been for nothing.
Mike has also known for some time of Lucy’s emotional instability and I also think he is aware of their friendship and the good times within it…however, it’s starting to look like more of an “abusive friendship” then a normal (as if any friendship is normal) one, and despite Mike’s protests, he’s constantly shut down not just by Lucy, but by his friends as well.
Once again, is the pain that Lucy’s feeling great? Yes. Mike is feeling just as much pain, however; if not more.
Chocothunda December 7, 2011, 7:59 PM EST.
The black image of “something is coming” is Lucy with hears down wearing a dress while she’s on her knees. Look carefully.
Darkpillz December 7, 2011, 8:01 PM EST.
It’s ok Mike, I wouldn’t wanna see that much drama too
Chihuahua December 7, 2011, 8:05 PM EST.
@Chocothunda I agree that Mike has been getting the short end of the stick in regards to a lot of his friends but I have a hard time justifying these actions. I know that in regards to the story Lucy will probably be fine but as a character Mike wouldn’t know that. He wouldn’t know that she’ll be okay.
It’s difficult for me to see Lucy getting cut down like this because I have been in her shoes before. I have wondered if it would be better to end it all and I know that getting hurt by one you love the most at those times can do damage that lasts for years. That’s why I’m so upset at Mike’s actions because wanting to comit suicide is not normal. Living things have a very strong survival instinct, to bypass this instinct means that you are no longer completely in control of yourself. And when that happens, well, things can get really ugly really fast.
Kaddie December 7, 2011, 8:14 PM EST.
oh god no…dont leave the TABLE. There can’t POSSIBLY be other tables to sit at with nice people O.O
Iris December 7, 2011, 8:15 PM EST.
Ohohoho, SNAP! ****’s going down now!
Although, I’ll be honest, while I support Mike leaving Lucy behind, that was a bit of an ******* move.
Arcaii December 7, 2011, 8:20 PM EST.
You know, I don’t know that Mike’s feelings for Lucy were ever really genuine (when he supposedly liked her anyway)… Hear me out:
Lucy was always kind of an annoying rival to him (when they were young), then Sandy came along and he completely ditched Lucy for Sandy. Then he went back to Lucy and she accepted him because she was otherwise alone. I think over time, Mike began to use Lucy to replace Sandy, and Lucy became kind of a place holder for his affection. Meanwhile, by allowing Lucy to be bossy and possessive, the tone for their friendship had been set - a friendship Lucy did not think should end just because Mike started talking to Sandy again. With Sandy back in the picture, Mike no longer needed Lucy, and began to slowly resent her bully behavior (and of course Sandy didn’t help with that later on).
Lucy obviously developed feelings for Mike because he was dependable and (she thought) her only friend in a world that wouldn’t accept her - but she used him too. Mike was Lucy’s security blanket, her rock, but when she started to realize she was loosing him, her feelings became inflated, and she finally started to “admit” to herself and others, that she loves him (which I’m still not sure if she really ever LOVED him either…)
I think, ultimately, they both used each other, and they both (at least subconsciously) feel guilty about it. The difference is that Mike has someone on his side, Sandy, who keeps telling him that HE’S the victim and that it’s all her fault. Lucy, on the other hand, has low self esteem, and is more likely to accept that it’s “all her fault”, internalize, and become consumed by depression.
It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out with everyone else… I think everyone is far more likely to say that Mike is being a gigantic douche and protect Lucy because she’s the more vulnerable one (with a possible exception of Daisy, although if she SAW how Mike was acting she would probably pull a, “YOU’RE MEAN” and run off in a pout ).
OKAY ANYWAY I’M DONE SPECULATING THE MOTIVATION OF FICTIONAL CATS.
MasterRambler December 7, 2011, 8:25 PM EST.
Hmm…Not to rain on your parade,I really don`t think anyones gonna join the club,Mike..
BitterSweetCandyBowl December 7, 2011, 8:25 PM EST.
Mike is such a wuss. He listened to the advice of someone who doesn’t actually know much about the situation (Sandy). He is blaming Lucy for what he only recently decided was a problem. If he had a problem with Lucy before this, he should have handled it when it was relevant; as far as anyone knew, the slapstick was a welcome part of their friendship (no ‘serious-level’ protesting), but now he decided it isn’t, and blames her for.. uh.. not having a time machine? Dude needs to realize this is his own fault, and stop being such a Nancy.
Mike has become such a douche the past while.
Heim December 7, 2011, 8:28 PM EST.
So Mike is basically saying that Lucy deserves no friends and should be all alone? Ok, someone get David on drugs or whatever was wrong with him in that side-comic thing so he runs Mike down with a car.
Ominous December 7, 2011, 8:35 PM EST.
i feel for mike being bullied by a person he consireds his friends most of the people he knows are friends with him only because of the one that bullys him and when he does leave the table i really don’t see many people coming with him not to mention how society views women would see what he is doing as wrong since if their genders was switched everyone would be going on about how lucy is a bitch for being so mean to that girl but since he is a guy most don’t see it as wrong but funny i mean look at anime i mean really look if it was the opposite gender we all be saying how bad it is and the show will be taken off. i mean the gender bend of haruhi suzumiya said how a lot of people did not like haruhi as a guy even though he still did the same thing as his female side.
flood December 7, 2011, 8:37 PM EST.
Mike and Lucy = really hard pairing
Paulo and Lucy = love <3
Oh oh! I think I know the thing for tomorrow!!!
Bittersweet PauloxLucy December 7, 2011, 8:48 PM EST.
Aw snap, breaking points. Here i thought the chapter event was only going to affect Mike and Lucy, but now it’s the whole table…
Also, I wanna take a jab at the news post. A figurine of Mike and Lucy under a tree? (Maybe with an egg too.)
Audacious December 7, 2011, 8:49 PM EST.
@Kaddie I understand why you may find Mike’s actions a bit extreme, but consider what he’s been through with Lucy (or continued to go through) after his major confession (See the chapter Pillow Talk). He continued to stick by, despite her not returning his feelings, but nothing truly came out of it.
Chances are, he was probably feeling the same amount of pain that Lucy felt when she tried to confess; perhaps more-so.
As for the suicide instance, once again, I refer back to what Augustus was saying. Lucy has a lot of people that do care about her (family, Paolo, Daisy, etc); she has a very large support structure to help pick her up when she has gone to pieces. Mike has Sandy, and his family and…really, he doesn’t have anyone else to lean on. Frankly, I’m surprised that he hasn’t forsaken the path of self-preservation.
I’ve had that suicidal ideation during HS as well, not ashamed to say that. Thing is, I also had friends and family pull me out of that, and solidifying it even more that it’s a…really foolish thing to do, despite it being something quite serious. It’s a greater challenge to push yourself through the tough points of your life than to give it up completely.
But I digress. Overall, this page right here is showing a major bit of Mike’s development as a character; it is also a major turning point for Lucy’s char too, or rather, it is a test of character.
We can’t say what she’ll do until we see it on Friday.
Chocothunda December 7, 2011, 8:51 PM EST.
It is true. -_- . There are a lot of differences in the way we interpret other’s actions, even though the actions themselves are the same.
Gender is one of these.
I hate that.
While I think that Mike did the right thing by alerting her to her abuse, I wouldn’t have the confidence to try and unnerve Lucy like this.
Interested into what will happen next.
RazorSharpFang December 7, 2011, 8:57 PM EST.
I don’t know which is funnier: the fact that you took my blaming Zachary seriously or the fact that you took my blaming Zachary seriously.
Yes, Mike dragging other people into this is without a doubt incredibly stupid, I just admit to that; however, this wouldn’t be the first time someone dragged other people into his/her/their problem(s). The best example I can give at the moment without having to backtrack is the entire incident with Tess.
Ziggy December 7, 2011, 9:01 PM EST.
Nevermind, Sandy and Mike under a tree figurine.* A bonsai tree to be specific. The silhouette reminded me of something and I recalled a previous strip, did some searching and found my answer. This strip has come a long way…
Audacious December 7, 2011, 9:05 PM EST.
Mike… Is a gigantic crybaby ***.
“Wah I can’t just not like a person, everyone else has to know I don’t like her and all my friends have to choose me or her.”
Pardon my language, but ****.
<—— currently in high school
No one’s THIS big of a bitch… Although girls sometimes do stuff like this
Rockenos December 7, 2011, 9:09 PM EST.
I’m wondering about something here, since another commenter mentioned this and i haven’t seen any theories on it since.
Why are none of the predicters taking lucy’s connection with augustus into account? I truly think that could be detremental to who stays friends with lucy. seriously have you forgotten that at the very least daisy and abbey will have issues with her being friendly with him.
(sorry i have to do this)
also HAIL SANDY!!! mistress of all that is anti-MxL *salutes*
strider December 7, 2011, 9:19 PM EST.
LOL I thought leaving the table was a figure of speech for moving away. I didn’t realize that he meant the lunch table. Now his theory of some people following him sounds much more valid. And now I know what she meant when she said he’d have no friends. But even so, I still don’t think that he will have many followers.
Indigo December 7, 2011, 9:21 PM EST.
Mike has no face. I can really envision some fantastic edits on this page.
Rooby Johnson December 7, 2011, 9:24 PM EST.
Yay highschool drama
I find all the hate going around very amusing
Zyr December 7, 2011, 9:24 PM EST.
@derp lol team rape ………………read up people……………………..y do i get this feeling long december means lucy is going to get snowed in at mikes and the ocward ness grows
JustSomeCritic December 7, 2011, 9:28 PM EST.
ouch that’s… ouch
cracktastic December 7, 2011, 9:37 PM EST.
**** just got real.
I bet the “something” is that super duper new thing from Brisbane that I shalt not spoil.
Turtle Hermit December 7, 2011, 9:41 PM EST.
I say they won’t join him.
TheAwesomeGeneral December 7, 2011, 9:43 PM EST.
This just makes it worse, its fu**ing CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!
Imsad December 7, 2011, 9:44 PM EST.
wow… mike is beeing meaner than lucy could ever be…
strawberries get squished December 7, 2011, 9:44 PM EST.
And who says they WILL join you?
Come on Mike, you’re being a bit immature here. Yes, Lucy isn’t exactly the best person in the world, but neither are you. You’re kinda proving that a bit right here. People like Lucy too, you know.
…I am speaking to a fictional character right now…hmm…
Pyrofiend December 7, 2011, 9:47 PM EST.
I don’t agree with how Mike is doing this, but I can’t say I don’t blame him.
Chibi_silex December 7, 2011, 9:48 PM EST.
i think he meant, they’d join him in leaving her not join him as in stay his friend (aka the loner route). also don’t forget lucy has a potential betrayal factor with the group (her being friendly with augustus)
strider December 7, 2011, 9:50 PM EST.
Hey taeshi i just realized something. i was reading your extra page about the origins of yer comic and i noticed that you said that you mad mike an angry teen, well its gone full circle he became what he originally was
Thespianut December 7, 2011, 9:53 PM EST.
ooooh Tess will stay. So will Paulo. ALthough I think that might be itttt…
tana December 7, 2011, 9:53 PM EST.
ugh, i wanna strangle mike, and i hate sandy even more!
AmyJefferson December 7, 2011, 10:02 PM EST.
…it is official, Mike’s common sense has officially PCE’D OUT.
Konicaa December 7, 2011, 10:05 PM EST.
like i’ve been saying, relationships change people. although im willing to give in and admit that this may be how mike really feels and we just want the old him back. guess we have to wait and see
EmmaBemmaNem December 7, 2011, 10:11 PM EST.
OH SHUT YOUR FACE MIKE
Epicosity December 7, 2011, 10:15 PM EST.
I’m back to not liking Sandy. Realized that Mike takes Sandy’ s emotions as the “Saint word”. And Sandy hardly knows Lucy. Perhaps they should get to know each other better?
Plus, I’m a Mike/Lucy shipper. <3
Maii December 7, 2011, 10:17 PM EST.
MIIIIIIKKKEE! Your gonna try to steal the little friends she has left, along with breaking her heart? That’s just… low.
Spinnner. December 7, 2011, 10:26 PM EST.
Andddd now Taeshi made the “I hate Sandy” issue even worse. But, you know that this could of gone worse. Furthermore, I would have to take Lucy’s side on this one. As of now I officially HATE Sandy and Mike. I couldn’t care less about the two at the moment! SO, say goodbye to about NINE THOUSAND viewers! (MikexLucy fans). Although I really hope that doesn’t happen, it probably will.
Roxas December 7, 2011, 10:27 PM EST.
Name (Silver’s Reasoning) = Who They’ll Follow Prediction
Racheal (Follows Jess) = Wild Card
Sandy (Girlfriend) = Mike
Paulo (Best Male Friend and Support) = Lucy
Sue (Seems to be Supportive of Lucy and Told Lucy They Were Friends [Silver Suspects the Play to be a Ploy to Get Mike and Lucy Together]) = Lucy
McCain (Will Either Follow Whoever Appears Logical) = Wild Card
David (Follows Paulo) = Lucy
Daisy (Might Follow Abbey or Old Feelings Might Make Her Chase After Mike) = Wild Card
Jasmine (Follows Paulo) = Lucy
Jess (Might Wherever Tess is Not) = Wild Card
Abbey (Never Appears Very Fond of Mike) = Lucy
Tess (Might Follow Mike to Get Away From Paulo or Follow Lucy to Support Her) = Wild Card
Augustus (No Known Interaction with Mike but Silver Suspects He Will Follow Either Lucy or Daisy) = Wild Card
Amaya (Appears Mute) = Wild Card
Silver the Husky December 7, 2011, 10:28 PM EST.
IM GONNA TIE SANDY TO THE RADIATOR AND GRAPE HER!!!!!!
The Grapist December 7, 2011, 10:29 PM EST.
I like how over 90% of the comments on this page are filled with Mike loathing. Makes me wonder if the Mike/Sandy lovers were either converted or decided to just be quiet this go round.
On a final note: Mike, take a time out…
Rain December 7, 2011, 10:32 PM EST.
I think Lucy should just be with Paulo. He doesn’t care how high maintenance she is, and Mike is just a butt. My boyfriend is so against me on the Mike thing though.
Nikkisaurus December 7, 2011, 10:41 PM EST.
i don’t know about everyone else (MxS shippers and sandy defenders in general). but i think everyone is tired of beating a dead horse. we can preach and show them the facts/errors in their narrow viewpoint until our hands bleed and they still would hate on sandy or the MxS shipping because they don’t want to live outside their little MxL fantasy world. so we just gave up or at least that’s my view on that subject.
on a side note: Hail Sandy!!! *salutes*
(i’m trying to make that a thing, if you haven’t guessed)
strider December 7, 2011, 10:42 PM EST.
I hate Mike…
Stlip December 7, 2011, 10:42 PM EST.
sandy is sooo a good girl =D, she cares a lot, but that doesn’t count if mike is an a-hole, also i think most part of the group will stay with lucy, but the drama is gonna be awesome!!! can’t wait for it
Knight-K December 7, 2011, 10:47 PM EST.
Does anybody else remember how Abbey wasn’t excited about Christmas? I’m tired of these two. I wanna know why Abbey isn’t excited about Christmas!
AlwaysAnon December 7, 2011, 10:47 PM EST.
That’s going to be one friggen awkward play o.o
Ps, does anyone else see the resemblance of the “News” and Mike in the final panel?
Vizza December 7, 2011, 10:53 PM EST.
ZOMG FRIDAY HURRY UP! I was all for mike/lucy, and honestly think mike’s being a little harsh, but at the same time lucy’s been oblivious to what mike needs… you guys might have fun playing games, but no one wants to hang out with someone they CONSTANTLY get into fights with can’t wait to see who leaves the table, who stays, and if mike’ll really leave it O_O
on a side note, when i first read your comic (almost a year ago already, wow!), I stayed up WAY longer than I should have >_> and only regretted that I had to wait days to find out what happened next after I plowed through all that was posted. LOVE LOVE LOVE what you’re doing here! Keep up the good work and make the next post date come faster! <3
Xandju December 7, 2011, 10:54 PM EST.
OH GOD 40 MINUTES!!!
WHAT IS IT WHAT IS IT WHAT IS IT WHAT IS IT!!!!???
Fu-Rank December 7, 2011, 11:15 PM EST.
why do you people constantly hate on mike for asserting himself? taeshi said it herself, lucy put mike through a lot of abuse.
put yourself in mikes shoes, if you met a girl, at like, age six or seven, who constantly beat on you, HARD. all the way to sophomore year in high school. would you REALLY consider her your friend?
they get into a lot of fights, and lucy’s always beating up on mike. not that I don’t think mike’s being a little TO harsh…
SXR123 December 7, 2011, 11:16 PM EST.
Wow! Ahhh! Mike’s being so harsh! But what was Mike talking about with the ‘table’…..? Am I missing something?
MissListless December 7, 2011, 11:19 PM EST.
I’m all for Mike dropping Lucy if he feels there is no other way. I still think its wrong, because I still think friendships are hard and you need to work on them…But making friends choose? Thats ******. If they do choose him, then Lucy has no one. Thats not fair. Just because Mike doesn’t want her anymore doesn’t mean he should make sure no one else is gonna be around her. Lucy may need to lose Mike to grow as a person, and vice versa, but she shouldn’t have to lose everyone. Although, I can think of three or four of them, right off the top of my head, that’ll stay with Lucy. Mike will just look terrible and also lose friends. So…super excited to see where this is going…
Kenyahp December 7, 2011, 11:19 PM EST.
Insert Majora’s mask final hours for the countdown
Mike is terrible for this
I am grinning for what he did
and what holds for us in the future
Zakarina December 7, 2011, 11:23 PM EST.
I can’t believe how insane this thing has gotten and how Mike is showing so much rage. But Mike isn’t seeing that Lucy IS his friend for the very page here despite all the hate Mike is throwing at her she stills is more concern for him by saying “But you won’t have any friends…” she showed that she cares right there and is a friend to Mike but Mike is so blinded by thinking Lucy being a “bad” friend he ignores it completely.
I honestly hope Mike gets a good smack in the face to think straight I bet five bucks that he hasn’t mentioned once at how Lucy protected him from those bullies way back in the comic and how she aplogize to him as well as admit she loves him. Just I don’t hate Mike, Sandy but these need to be straighted out or this could turn into a HUGE disaster.
Lilmont December 7, 2011, 11:23 PM EST.
I think that if the table split occurs, it’ll become:
Lucy’s table: Lucy, Paulo, David, Sue, McCain, Tess, Jasmine
Mike’s Table: Mike (trololol)
Wildcards: Daisy (at first I though she’d go with Mike, but she may be pressured by Abbey if he would rather sit with Lucy, and I also felt a connection between how Mike is trying to ignore Lucy and Sandy ignored Daisy, so she might sympathize), Abbey (likely will depend on Daisy), Jess (will probably go where Daisy goes, but also has a crush on Lucy), Rach (likely will depend where Jess goes), Amaya (I haven’t seen her at the table to begin with, but if she joins in, it’ll be with Sue), and Augustus (he doesn’t sit with them currently, but may sit with Lucy or Daisy if he does).
JD December 7, 2011, 11:24 PM EST.
You shouldn’t have done that mike…
Zakarina December 7, 2011, 11:24 PM EST.
WTF, augustus sitting with daisy, are you kidding? have you forgotten what he did to her, you think she’ll want to be around him.
and if he sits with lucy, don’t you think that may push the rest away from her considering his past offenses. lucy may be sympathetic but i don’t think the rest are as forgiving.
as for mike, don’t you think that might be what he wants (to be alone) since he has already expressed annoyance at the rest of the group as well.
strider December 7, 2011, 11:27 PM EST.
That was mean… A LOT.
He could have been… nicer I think
Sérgio December 7, 2011, 11:30 PM EST.
… no comment… well maybe just a small one. Mike you are a total piece of mierda. un mucho GRAND tambien. l:( I mean common dood… its almost christmas and you gonna go all kamakazi-pansy-jerk-face on us. I honestly just think that it’s his time of the month. hmph. Lucy is only trying to make things right… and you mike, YES YOU will have no friends… because right now you are being a douche. >:P
lemme sleep plz December 7, 2011, 11:35 PM EST.
hey wait did you get a kitten that looks like lucy??? lol.
lemme sleep plz December 7, 2011, 11:49 PM EST.
Oh, puh-leeeeeeaase!!!! He is really going to assume that no one will be with Lucy JUST because he’s being stupid and can’t tell that Lucy just couldn’t tell him her true feelings for him? Douchy move, Mike.
TurtleMan December 7, 2011, 11:51 PM EST.
The only problem that I’m seeing is that Mike is not keeping in mind how people change. I once had something slightly similar happen to me. (no romance involved, however.)
I was friends with this girl for a bit, but she started being abusive towards me. Eventually, she told me that she hated me and gave no reason. I try to keep a level-head, considering all of our friends in common, but it becomes very difficult when her behavior veers into pure bitchery. I understand (kind of) how Mike feels about this abusive treatment, but I am a much more forgiving person. Perhaps to a fault.
Doomstruck. December 7, 2011, 11:55 PM EST.
U know wut would be hilarious? If HALEY heard the whole thing, lol!
N-star December 7, 2011, 11:55 PM EST.
Oh wow. I’m really really shocked. I figured he was going to leave but assuming that all of their friends will leave and take his side…
How selfish and rude. Just because he’s upset and petty doesn’t mean he should assume his friends will be too. He should know them better and not think so little of them.
I have had friends who have been in a similar situation (friend A abusing friend B in not so bad ways until friend B just got so tired of it they called friend A out on it and got in a big fight and stopped being friends all together), yet rather than taking sides we all just said, “Ok. You guys do whatever but we will still be friends with both of you. We’re not picking one over the other because we care too much about both of you.”
It may have been odd for us to do so but I’d like to believe that most people in the world are good enough friends to never abandon one just because of a spat.
Sadly because everyone in this comic is still growing up and due to the amount of drama that’s been surfacing the last few chapters there will undoubtedly be quite a bit of conflict coming up. Say goodbye to funny for a while folks.
Kara December 7, 2011, 11:57 PM EST.
So I’m checking the store. WHAT IS IT?!?!
Sonata December 8, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
The store… What is it?
Atlas December 8, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
Lol another lame strip by our least favorite, Hmm I wish I could say author but she’s not good at writing so I can’t really say that, failure, that’s good.
Ranger December 8, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
Yeah don’t see anything new, or is it just me?
Oh I see now. Yay! Just in time for Christmas, thanks Taeshi and SuitCase.
Deuce Moose December 8, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
Sonata- it’s new buttons :3
Hayli December 8, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
I DONT KNOW! MIKE IS BEING STUPID BUT MAKES SENCE!! CONFUSION!!!
NAM3 December 8, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
Hmm…..anyone notice all of this is basically because SANDY is pushing him? Maybe she wants him to have nothing at home, so he will pack up and move closer to her? Just a thought
Vashiel December 8, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
New buttons <333
Quadratic December 8, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
Well i went into the store a while ago and they were already there…
Gaby December 8, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
@Ranger: If you can’t say something nice, say something constructive.
MacFluffers December 8, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
Major Renko December 8, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
What is new in the store? I don’t go often enough to know if something is new or not(mainly because of having no monies.) If it is just new buttons or key chains or something i wont be able to tell.
Teeroy766 December 8, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
Why i’m still awake here when its already 3 : 15 AM here in brazil and i was supposed to be asleeping to wake up about 05 : 30 AM to going work?
Internet is quite addicting….u_u
Flavio December 8, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.
OOOOO **** JUST GOT REAL.
Aquati December 8, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.
I saw the new buttons earlier.. Oh well ^^
Anyways, I wonder what will happen next. Ugh, I hate waiting. xD
Raven December 8, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.
and, what, exactly, is the suprise? i never use the store (on account of having no do-larz) so i have no idea what happened. unless…
taeshi, did you channel your inner GLaDOS? ‘deploying suprise in three. two. one.
suprise. i made it all up. *confetti*
if this is true, when is the real suprise? ‘i have another suprise for you. nota tragic, fake suprise like last time. a real suprise. with tragic consequences. and real confetti! the good stuff. our last bag.’
show us the suprise.
curtisimo - bring on the neurotoxin!
curtisimo December 8, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.
I don’t know, I kind of want to wait a little longer before seeing if the pins really are the only new thing that’s coming to the store.
I mean, a countdown was set up and everything, I thought it was going to be something bigger, assuming that the picture in the news was a sort of preview. Otherwise, why the covering silhouette?
CelPhone December 8, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.
i really hope no one or at least not everyone goes with mike
they’ll probably think he over reacted hopefully
kkid210 December 8, 2011, 12:23 AM EST.
you know, Mike seems to forget that lucy saved his life.
You would think that might factor into things a bit
Darkdrake December 8, 2011, 12:28 AM EST.
Okay, I agree that she needs to learn to stand on her own, but this is a bit extreme. Ya know, you should have just told her straight out that she’s abusive to you and you don’t want to be around her….not this.
RedWriter December 8, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.
You know, readers seem to forget that Mike ALSO saved Lucy’s life. TWICE
The Observer December 8, 2011, 12:35 AM EST.
For all the people that came back at exactly the right time, I’m sorry! Vero and I fell asleep and slept through the time I was supposed to be updating the store. Give me a while. The buttons are not the only thing that we’re adding!
SuitCase December 8, 2011, 12:37 AM EST.
Definitely curious to see where this goes. Another excellent update, Taeshi.
And thank you for the store update. Lots of great additional content all around, it seems.
Wyvern December 8, 2011, 12:38 AM EST.
Yay I knew it wasn’t just the buttons
Mego December 8, 2011, 12:39 AM EST.
I’ll go to my own table! With Black Jack, and ho-okers!
You know what, forget the table! And the Black Jack!
(I was not aware ho-okers was considered a bad word on this site. Now I’m blatantly circumventing it with a hyphen. Fight the power!)
Kindren December 8, 2011, 12:43 AM EST.
@kindren lol that comment was perfect timing I’m watching that episode right now =D
Mego December 8, 2011, 12:45 AM EST.
I like Mike and all…but I hope nobody joins him.
Onyxium December 8, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.
Ahhhh so dramatic! :0
I feel like this is mainly Sandy’s fault, and I kinda can’t wait to see if she’s the snake I think she is when she gets to town. I feel really bad for Lucy, but even if Mike does leave the table, I don’t think her friends will leave her. But it’s definitely a test of all their ties to each other, and which ones are strongest. So excited to see the end of this chapter!
vearish December 8, 2011, 12:53 AM EST.
It really is such a heartbreaking and hurt-filled chapter T.T It’s perfectly drawn out and amazing yet so painful to read every panel.
Cyt December 8, 2011, 1:02 AM EST.
I don’t think that Mike should be felt bad for, or pitied. He’s getting what he wants here, and he isn’t liking it but he’s doing this terrible thing for a reason.
Now, Lucy… she should be pitied.
Keep in mind that you shouldn’t take what I say 100% seriously. This is all pure conjecture.
I see the symbolism like this: Sandy, Mike, Lucy. Ethos, logos, pathos.
Ethos reffers to the moral base of an audience, as well as the general values and beliefs. Sandy is the one that carries strict ideas about what is and isn’t socially acceptable, lives by them no matter what. She has displayed almost no original thoughts besides the romantic gifts she occasionally gives Mike, and that is something that a couple has to do for each other. Desires balance out what she shouldn’t do, romantic notions blow Mike’s little advances way out of proportion, and in general she idealizes far too much, almost unrealistically. I don’t blame her at all, in fact I blame her parents and the situation they put her in. But that’s that.
Logos, a latin term pronounced “loh-hos” as far as I can tell, reffers to the innane logical tentancy of the audience. If it seems logical to you, it appeals to your logos. Mike is all logic. He ignores feelings and social pressures when the right logic is given to him, and will act solely on these reasonings. “This is a test of my love.” “It isn’t right, what Lucy did to me all those years.” “There is no reason to stay.” This one’s a bit sketchy, I know, but bear with me. He acts primarily on his logic. He doesn’t yell at her because he hates her, he yells because Sandy is coming and it is now or never.
Pathos is a word reffering to the audience’s emotion. Lucy is an emotional creature, there is NO doubt. She acts on her desire and says what she will. She feels so much at once that she is awkward and unsure what to do. She is shy. She loved him but felt insecure of herself so could not say anything. When Zach gave her reason to fear losing him, she sucked up the courage and told him. She was devistated by his response. She felt an attatchment to him and so naturally when he was in sight she focused primarily on him. When she wasn’t, she feared that she would be alone. So when Augustus shows himself, she starts to bug him, the only way she has ever made a friend besides it just happening by chance not of her control. Now she’s tangled herself up badly, doesn’t know what she wants, and Mike has logicked himself into seeming to hate her, which can’t feel good for her. All in all, she is the type of person I wish I was. Emotional. I’m sadly logical, and it takes far too long for me to figure out these “feelings” stuff. This is why I support Lucy: when she feels unbridled sadness, I can’t help but symathize and feel sad too. When I see this character smile, it’s as if it’s a contagion that infects by way of sight. When I try to delve deep into her character and understand her completely and am abruptly on a sad, sad friday met with something that I know will absolutely crush her… I got mad. Teeth-gnashing pacing panting rage-crying furious.
She’s very… innocent at heart. That’s why I support her.
Biblioholic December 8, 2011, 1:05 AM EST.
I think if we see everyone leaving Lucy, its just a dream or in her head. So… Don’t freak out if the next page shows everyone s
iding with mike for some reason.
Vieno December 8, 2011, 1:06 AM EST.
Haha, Mike sounds like he wants a divorce. I can see it.
“I’m taking the dog.”
“Eh, go ahead, all he does is make meme faces and hump people. But don’t you dare tough Mr. Paulo!”
“(*&%^ You and your damn weird taste in pets.”
Icsifil December 8, 2011, 1:10 AM EST.
And with that, Mike has taken everything from Lucy.
I predict a future suicide and a regretful Mike.
This comic has gotten depressing enough to the point of me almost hating it.
ArkaniusXII December 8, 2011, 1:17 AM EST.
Ah, Lucy will always have Paulo, and with him comes Jazzy and Tess and even possibly David. I also doubt Sue will be able to pick sides, and her friends go with her. What I wanna see is more Augustus…and McCain. oAo
Dino December 8, 2011, 1:22 AM EST.
So uh, Taeshi, what about the tumblr updates?
QuakeIV December 8, 2011, 1:31 AM EST.
The problem isn’t that they might join him it’s that Lucy might give up and leave them so she doesn’t face the possible rejection “hurt them so they can’t hurt you” just a shot in the dark about another possibility :o
Mego December 8, 2011, 1:40 AM EST.
Or Lucy uses her other friends as a crutch, and they end up despising her for it much like Mike.
The Observer December 8, 2011, 1:56 AM EST.
I laugh at people who would stop reading because it’s full of drama at the moment.
Nikkisaurus December 8, 2011, 1:57 AM EST.
YOU USED TO BE MY FAVOURITE.
DrNazus December 8, 2011, 2:02 AM EST.
ok yes she used to hurt mike, but he is so drama about that, that he cant even see that she has been being nice to him. Even after all the hell he has been putting her through, when was the last time she hit him, someone tell me because I CANT REMEMBER!
Vincent December 8, 2011, 2:06 AM EST.
<— My face when this surprise is some kinda plushie doll in the shop and nothing else. There better be some kind of story thing here.
Cas December 8, 2011, 2:39 AM EST.
…. F**k this, im goin to bed
Redneck December 8, 2011, 2:55 AM EST.
I like how mike has no face in the first panel
oreo cookies December 8, 2011, 3:04 AM EST.
@Cas: That’s funny, I never really thought of a plushie xD
For some odd reason I was thinking of some vinyl figure… And as unrelated as it is to BCB, a Mushroom keeps popping into my mind whenever I see it.
Argh I’ll have to make sure I see it in the morning, I couldn’t possibly wait till after school all day :C
CelPhone December 8, 2011, 3:05 AM EST.
@Vincent the last time Lucy hit mike was when she was given the part in the play (she slaped him) that would have been September
Mego December 8, 2011, 3:09 AM EST.
@Mego The chapter titled rehearsal Was in September…. of last year and I still dont see any slapping.
The September chapters of this year had not plays or any slapping.
I could have missed, please do give a page or chapter number
Vincent December 8, 2011, 3:30 AM EST.
@Mego Oh I found it. Chapter 54 Casting call, Page ten, Date 4-12-10
A LONG time ago
Vincent December 8, 2011, 3:35 AM EST.
Please be a BCB Xmas tree ornament! I would certainly have one, or twelve, on my tree
xSLURPEEJESUSx December 8, 2011, 3:35 AM EST.
@Vincent, I think what he meant to say, is that the play rehearsal was in September, storywise. So that means Lucy’s slapping was two months ago (according to BCB).
LH December 8, 2011, 3:37 AM EST.
LH is right that is what I meant, sorry for the confusion
And I’m a girl
Mego December 8, 2011, 3:50 AM EST.
MY GOD WHAT COULD IT BEEEEE
IDog December 8, 2011, 4:01 AM EST.
@Mego, sorry about that. I usually use ‘he’ when I’m not sure.
LH December 8, 2011, 4:19 AM EST.
…wow, does mike really need to be so unlikable?
Chewy December 8, 2011, 4:28 AM EST.
IT’S A PLUSHIE!!!!
Kokoro December 8, 2011, 4:34 AM EST.
So Mike thinks he can sabotage the group into abandoning Lucy? First off, that puts Mike in a very awkward position of winning any favor. By Mike leaving the table he’s saying one of two things: “I can’t stand being around Lucy!” or “I can’t stand being around all of you!” Secondly, why does Mike think he’s Lucy’s only friend? Where does each member’s loyalty lie?
Paulo is protective of Lucy and supports her 100%. The only bond Mike and Paulo seem to share is their Blasto agreement. Other than that, Paulo teases Mike because he’s such a pansy. Paulo will choose Lucy.
David hasn’t shown a tendency to choose sides, but he will always follow Paulo. Not to mention he thinks Lucy is a hottie. David will choose Lucy.
Sue is friends with both Mike and Lucy and wants them to work out their differences. But if past precedent is any indication, Sue will support Lucy when she’s been rejected; like she did during Halloween. Sue will choose Lucy.
Daisy has always been jealous of Lucy, both in her proximity to Mike and her ability to attract guys’ attention. Despite being in a relationship with Abbey, she’s shown some evidence of holding a torch for Mike. Daisy will choose Mike.
Abbey is a tough one to predict. On one hand, Abbey loathes the idea of bullying. Would that mean he would have a problem with Lucy’s tsundere violent streaks, or would he perceive Mike’s attempt to deprive Lucy of all her friends as emotional bullying? Abbey was originally sympathetic to Lucy’s angst, and later on he raged at Mike for ignoring his friends when they needed help. Regardless, it is unlikely that Abbey would involve himself in a group without Daisy. Abbey will probably choose Mike by default.
So there you have it, Lucy 3 : Mike 2. And that’s just the beginning. Who is to say that Daisy and Abbey would be very entertained being separated from the rest of the crew, especially when their only company is a self absorbed jerk glued to his cell phone?
The way I see it, this can only backfire on Mike. He’s going to end up alone if he goes through with this. And he’ll be getting what he deserves. Mike is only concerned with ‘his happiness’, so let him be a loner.
Solvek December 8, 2011, 4:38 AM EST.
mike you such a JERK! you COWARD!
animelover December 8, 2011, 4:49 AM EST.
@Lh no worries I do the same
Wow looking back I don’t think she hit him at all during the summer unless you count the having kittens page ^^; it was all yelling (thou she did hit the others)
Mego December 8, 2011, 4:51 AM EST.
oh good so i woke up at the right time
but uh mike’s not really being smart atm.
Beyatchart December 8, 2011, 4:52 AM EST.
It’s the final countdown!!!
UltraKip? December 8, 2011, 4:53 AM EST.
I can’t believe i made it here 5 minutes before the thing happens.
oh god. -excitement-
also, amazing page ;u; i love how things are going
milkfruit December 8, 2011, 4:55 AM EST.
i really really hope lucy can be with paulo, paulo more a gentleman than the jerk mike.
lucy paulo forever
sandy mike **** off
if the both of you dont act to many drama all of this wont be happen. I guess you’re a perfect couple for each other. drama king and drama queen. Cant wait for the drama kingdom the two of you will built.
animelover December 8, 2011, 4:57 AM EST.
I love the new item 8D
Mego December 8, 2011, 5:00 AM EST.
Best surprise ever. Going on my Xmas list.
Sabe December 8, 2011, 5:00 AM EST.
I really dont believe Mike has hated her for ever, cause what kinda bro hates forever?? Annoyed; he has the right. Wanting to crush a girl as much as you can, for revenge? That isnt something Sandy would want to hear, I bet. Atleast not a Sandy that is some kind of physco twist.
Gah! I have almost stayed awake waiting for the countdown (+2 levels to fan-devotion) and its gomna be done in 2 minutes yus!!
-I didnt mind at all when the timer was extended, It gave me an hour of sleep xd
Ullysses December 8, 2011, 5:00 AM EST.
Fell December 8, 2011, 5:01 AM EST.
Figurine….too adorable…..too much like Lucy….. who ever made it should get a gold star
Chelis December 8, 2011, 5:01 AM EST.
o hai angry lucy
UltraKip? December 8, 2011, 5:01 AM EST.
10 -9 8-7-6-5-4-3-2-HOLY ****!!! PAULO X LUCY PINS FTW! FTW!
1D December 8, 2011, 5:04 AM EST.
WHO CALLED IT?! WHO? A PLUSHIE, THATS IT!
Now that my all caps rage is over, is the shop the only surprise? lololol let me guess whats going to happen next since I’m on a roll. Lucy goes in to the snow, there is some kind of drama then at the cliffhanger moment the story either goes and changes to depressing abby and whatsherface who crys a lot ( ) or ffcat saves the day.
AngryCas December 8, 2011, 5:08 AM EST.
Haha awesome! I getting one! the moment I get cash, after I pay off a small driving ticket. I think I’ll gift this to my girlfriend, she enjoys the series even more than I do!
Krac-a-llaking December 8, 2011, 5:09 AM EST.
ANGRYCAS **** YOU
1D December 8, 2011, 5:12 AM EST.
AND ALSO ON THE STORE THERE ARE BUTTONS TOO
1D December 8, 2011, 5:13 AM EST.
AngryCas is wrong, it’s not a plushie. It’s a figurine
Taeshi December 8, 2011, 5:14 AM EST.
@ Mego It is kindof hard to understand how this all happened in like 3 months, but that is still along time for Lucy to not hit him, especially how he has been acting (he kindof deserves it)
He should realize that she is trying to be a real friend, and he is a jerk for not giving her a chance, because now she has realized how wrong it was to hit him
Vincent December 8, 2011, 5:17 AM EST.
I really dout as many people are going to join him as he thinks. I think of a few who might, but overal they’ll stay with Lucy. (I’m thinking she’ll just all together stop sitting with them though and save them the trouble of picking a side) He’s been a huge *** lately and everyone sees it. And they’re especially not going to do it when his whole motivation is to hurt her.
As I always mention, yes, Mike deserves to be happy, but he doesn’t have to go to great lengths to hurt Lucy. It’s just wrong.
Blue December 8, 2011, 5:19 AM EST.
They obviously won’t join Mike. When Mike realizes that, it will probably lead to loads more drama. Yippee!
Bendy December 8, 2011, 5:31 AM EST.
I actually like how some people are doing a psychological study of these three. So in the words of Leonardo Di Caprio from Inception “Let’s dive deeper!”
First let’s start with Mikey, I think something people missed from this, is that Mike is pretty much Sandy’s doormat and lap dog and does whatever she orders him. BUT! Let me say this, as many people said, Sandy isn’t doing this with bad or ill intentions in her mind. Living a sheltered life left her without any true view on people or behavior of friends, so naturally she thinks Lucy is being evil (plus Mike being rockhead stupid of not telling Sandy of Lucy’s mental issues), she naturally acts saying that she doesn’t like Lucy not knowing that she’s destroying a long term friendship. Mike in response twists and turns this concern into his own twisted view which is “OMG! Something made Sandy sad! I must destroy it!”. Furthermore as people pointed out, there were many times when Mike could have told Lucy to stop, tone it down, or just not be so violent. At no point he has EVER done that, so saying it was just ‘pent up’ anger is just bullcrap. If Mike is supposed to be a logical persona, he is currently doing stuff above logic and just goes my wild, raw emotions which have been made due to Sandy’s ‘sadness’ not realizing his hurting his good and close friend. Bullying or not, you do act such way to people who have been with you for so long and tried to keep your spirits up by any way possible.
Finally there’s Lucy. As we saw before due to her social problems she can’t correctly express herself or act properly around some people and society. But we saw that she was slowly improving and was gonna become a better person i.e more rational, less violent and more social. But now, thanks to Mike’s little outburst, all that build has been wrecked and destroyed, thus returning Lucy’s to square one, and probably adding some more mental issues to her already damaged persona. To the point she might actually fall into long state of depression.
Finally, the last part of Mike leaving the table and others possibly following after him. I hate to say it, but he’s REALLY full of himself. Since in this scenario, Mike isn’t the victim but Lucy is. Lucy is the one who gets damaged mentally, Lucy is the one who is being treated as a dish rag by Mike.
Kanashe December 8, 2011, 6:04 AM EST.
damn the tables have turned…
Lucy=cold heartless **** at time and good others, Mike=the complete 180
Mike=cold heartless ******* at time and good others, Lucy=the complete 180
shadowknightoftime December 8, 2011, 6:20 AM EST.
My bad Tae, your right, it is a figurine not a plushie, I was way off I do admit it does look kinda cool, but now you need to make epic plushies, seriously…
@1D, You mad bro? You Gypsy? I keed I keed You can’t be mad at me for predicting the future…
ProphetCas December 8, 2011, 6:26 AM EST.
i like the figurine and i dont think any one will join mike the *** ****er
mike's a dick December 8, 2011, 6:48 AM EST.
Remember, Lucy would want you to buy her figurine. If you don’t buy the figurine, you support Mike and Sandy crushing her heart.
SuitCase December 8, 2011, 6:57 AM EST.
^ OH SNAP! That’s some good marketing lol
I wish the figurine was smaller and cheaper though! I mean that’s more than a the office bobble head
mati w December 8, 2011, 7:25 AM EST.
Lucy deserves this, I support MikeXSandy since it’s a sweet and nice couple. I think Lucy’s a Tsundere or Yandere or something…
Willowflight December 8, 2011, 7:50 AM EST.
Mike is now becoming a bonafied ***-hole. Now I honestly don’t care whether it is MikexLucy or MikexSandy, I just want them TO GET ALONG! Also the figurine looks awesome.
Grubey December 8, 2011, 7:54 AM EST.
That’s an adorable figurine~ I also love how she’s standing on an espresso machine~ I’m a coffee drinker and I work at a coffee shop … that’s just epic.
Zuzu December 8, 2011, 8:07 AM EST.
asd, I guessed it was a “sad lucy” but it is an “angry lucy” instead…
boh... December 8, 2011, 8:24 AM EST.
Oh man oh man I really want to buy the Lucy figurine now! I CAN’T LET MIKE AND SANDY CRUSH HER POOR HEART. Sure she’ll need CONSTANT EMOTIONAL SUPPORT but that’s A-OKAY WITH ME.
theghost December 8, 2011, 8:33 AM EST.
I’d buy the figurine…if I had the money. I’m so sorry, Lucy!!! ;w;
Anyway…why would Mike think that Lucy’s friends would abandon her? Poor poor Lucy…
Raichu December 8, 2011, 9:31 AM EST.
This page really makes me sad, I feel sorry for them both. Mike has turned his rage into something that seems like revenge. He hates her so much he wants to hurt her even more then she ever hurt him.
I hope that when Sandy comes she will see what Mike has become, but then again she might only see her perfect wonderful Mike. Love can make you blind, specially when you haven’t seen or been close to a person for a along time. She might never figure out that her crying and her words twisted Mike into a hateful boy.
Lucy, I feel sorry for the most. Yes she was mean and abusive but she doesn’t deserve this. I am really hoping that all the work she’s done to rebuild herself wont be completely broken. Right now I can easily see her taking the path to suicide and I really don’t want that to happen.
She has left Mike alone, save for the play rehearsals, it was Mike’s big mouth that they were stuck together in the first place today. The teacher wasn’t even going to pair them till his outburst.
Nightcrystal December 8, 2011, 10:04 AM EST.
Kinda mean, but you know what, he could have just told her he didn’t want to talk to her anymore and left it like that. The drama is just becoming too much.
Also sorry, but $40 dollars? Sorry.
Amber December 8, 2011, 10:19 AM EST.
I’m sorry but, leaving the table Mike? That’s the most mature thing I’ve ever heard. Also, as far as the people who sit at the table, there’s gonna be like maybe one person who follows him, maybe not even. Abbey would hate Mike for causing a girl that much trouble, and Daisy would stay with Abbey. Paulo wouldn’t leave Lucy, David won’t leave Paulo, and the minor characters won’t do crap.
FShounen December 8, 2011, 10:50 AM EST.
Sorry about the figurine, but I live in Brazil so it would be 51 dollars ‘-’ And converting to our Real, it would be R$ 91,70 ლ(இ◒இლ)
It sucks to be poor (◉ _ ◉)
Emy December 8, 2011, 11:04 AM EST.
GAH BCB. I WANT YOUR STORE CONTENTS. -dies-
WHY SUCH LIMITED FUNDS XC
well I’m glad people have stopped trying to make Lucy a raging manipulative monster…. and they seem not to be just randomly blaming Sandy any more either, which is good, since, although it is a possibility, we don’t really know enough yet to say either way. so far I think she’s just over-reactive. that doesn’t make her evil… just… over-reactive. and she didn’t give him any constructive advice, T^T
and the Mike took the non constructive advice, which is already bad, and just flipping RAN with it, and that was that. ;-; fehhh. I’m too tired to make any raging useful comments at this point right now.
I just hope Lucy moves on, the friends stay where they are because Mike is the one who left,
and Mike gets a taste of his own medicine. doesn’t have to be permanent, but should make him miserable and lonely for at least some important time span just so he knows.
I also predict Paulo and Lucy eventually.
I love Jazzie, but she’s the cool friend girlfriend who’s not really looking for a serious relationship and realizes she’s young and doesn’t really wanna find the one, so she’ll probably move on eventually, it’ll be a mutual and happy easy clean break friendly decision, and eventually Paulo and Lucy will end up together.
I’d be okay with that, which means it probably won’t happen. :|
or maybe it’ll be a character we have yet to meet. I’m cool with anyone decent really. but I /really/ hope that Mike and Lucy don’t end up together ever… :\\
I also think Paulo’s always loved Lucy ( based on past comics and ARH, ) and that’s seriously just so flipping sweet….. ;-; <3
to be honest I think Paulo’s turned out to have the role we always thought Mike possessed. Paulo’s turned out to be a ridiculously sweet and hardcore good guy moral and all other ways wise.
anon December 8, 2011, 11:04 AM EST.
cool figurine, yet another thing to add to my list of things to buy once I get more disosable income. Also, cool page for it, I love how it is a different song and video when you go back another time.
Dracain December 8, 2011, 11:20 AM EST.
Also, I have noticed Lucy’s face when she says “but”.
Hehehe, total derp.
Poppop Crocker December 8, 2011, 11:38 AM EST.
Wow um this comic is getting more and more melodramatic…So they all basically have emotional issues and need therapists…that’s all I can really see here. Sandy- overly dramatic really. Lucy- needs to get a lawsuit put against her maybe then she’ll stop Mike- needs to think on his own wth his personality is so warped by people around him
This whole section is a drag. Just break up be dramatic and end up all happy and whatever 5 chapters later… This is really getting predictable
casui December 8, 2011, 12:10 PM EST.
Ahhhh man! I sooooooo want the figurine! Why must I never have any money?
Will we be able to buy it after Christmas too or is this just a special one time thing?
Teeroy766 December 8, 2011, 12:10 PM EST.
Casui, have you watched tv within the past 10 years? Or read any kind of drama at all? That’s the overarching story line of a drama; how they deal with it and the individual reactions is what makes the show, not the revolutionary way of how they tell the story. Honestly, storytelling has pretty much been put down to a science, structure wise anyway. Anyone can predict the general reactions and time it takes for things to happen in every show, the specifics is what changes.
Caleb December 8, 2011, 12:18 PM EST.
Why, oh why, is nobody adding the jasmine/augustus factors into their prediction. That’s seriously gonna play a big part in who stays with Lucy, geez people.
strider December 8, 2011, 12:25 PM EST.
what does he mean by leaving the table?
BOOM I CALLED IT.
LET THE DRAMA ENSUE.
Amazing Ups December 8, 2011, 12:34 PM EST.
Just gonna’ say Lucy figurine is so adorable!! <3
Jax December 8, 2011, 1:07 PM EST.
Would someone enlighten as to what that last panel is? A terrified gaze or more of a “Why, you little…” stare? Honestly can’t tell here.
Ditto December 8, 2011, 1:30 PM EST.
Pretty sure it’s terror. It is one of her worst fears afterall.
Vigtyr December 8, 2011, 1:43 PM EST.
Please tell me Mike will get screwed over in the entire deal. He deserves it.
jmb December 8, 2011, 1:59 PM EST.
@Vincent I completely agree :3
Mego December 8, 2011, 2:03 PM EST.
Ziggy December 8, 2011, 2:15 PM EST.
Right back at you Mike…. bitch.
spicybleachedhead December 8, 2011, 2:34 PM EST.
I’ve noticed a lot of people tend to think Daisy is either a Wild card or on team mike, but in all honesty, I think she’s going to side with Lucy
She seems a little ****** at Mike lately, being a jerk to her and Lucy (JERK JERK JERK-Daisy when telling Mike to chase after Lucy) I think also that if she truly wanted to keep pursuing Mike she would of not thrown that birthday party for Lucy, and she wouldn’t of stayed friends with her
I think Daisy is also is a little worried about Lucy and Augustus relationship, Daisy knows him, she knows his manipulation games
I can see Daisy and Lucy’s relationship going down the drain over that
Dreamin_weaver December 8, 2011, 3:07 PM EST.
Mike rejects Lucy
Everybody at table almost cuts him.
Yeah, Mike I’m sure they’ll leave with you.
Nasu December 8, 2011, 3:07 PM EST.
I don’t think it’s depression, It seems more like stress. I can’t believe I missed this, but I think Mike maybe is starting to have doubts that he and Sandy are meant to be together. Let’s not forget that they are still teens and in highschool, we all had that phase when we met this one girl/boy and thought that you are meant to be together. But eventually you are starting to have doubts, and this is just a theory. But what if Mike is going trough the same, he could start developing doubts bout Sandy, and might be getting thoughts that he could be having chances with Lucy. But part of him is still devoted to Sandy, so this is kinda splitting him apart.
Kanashe December 8, 2011, 3:13 PM EST.
I love you Ziggy!
friendly100 December 8, 2011, 3:17 PM EST.
MaggotEater December 8, 2011, 3:31 PM EST.
I would love to buy the lucy figure but I can’t afford to spend $50 on a figure it sucks living in Canada some times ;-;
Mego December 8, 2011, 3:59 PM EST.
Oh god, let it not be that last hypothesis. I want Mike to be the good guy! And to rekick the Confrontantion cat’s *** all over again. With Lucy, preferably.
Ditto December 8, 2011, 4:13 PM EST.
Kay lets seeeee…
Daisy isn’t really Sandy’s best friend anymore, and she tried to make Mike and Lucy talk, but Mike pushed her instead, and Daisy called him a jerk for it.
Paulo pretty much hates Mike, and will support Lucy what so ever, since he loves her.
Tess supports Lucy more than Mike, I think.
Abbey has been mentioned to be a MikexLucy, and he will do whatver Daisy wants to do.
David is going to do whatever Paulo will do. or he will say, “Lucy, because she has a ****** 8D”
Sue is one of Lucy’s close friends, and will always support her.
And Mike’s family even noticed how much of a jerk he is.
So yeahhh Mike, I’m very sure they are going to “Join you.”
HappyCat December 8, 2011, 4:23 PM EST.
Mike has practically gone off the deep end for reasons he can’t currently justify. He’s silly.
Hoheh December 8, 2011, 4:38 PM EST.
I understand it, and I completely agree on that, but I said I “wanted” him to be the good guy. You know, back to the old Mike, not the bitchy, emotional outbursting, soul crushing, egotistical Mike.
I want the Mike who complained about the bell being too loud. He was so much better back then. Now he’s just… Hell, despicable.
Ditto December 8, 2011, 4:43 PM EST.
You made me think of something. What if, and I’m not saying I believe this, but its just an idea…
what if Mike is only doing this to guarantee Lucy wont be around to ruin things while Sandy visits, and the moment she leaves, he tries to patch the now unpatchable.
OR Sandy hears how Mike broke it off which Lucy and is all “dang dude, I just wanted her to stop beating you up, not shatter her world. I can’t be with someone who acts this way!”(BREAKUP)
Either way, and obviously there are more options than this, I don’t see this being fixed easy, either by Lucy moving on and not letting Mike back in, or by her being slightly pathetic and wanting to take him back with open arms, but the friends that stayed with her won’t let her because of how Mike acted to her here.
Everything in me wants this comic to update M-F because OMG suspense I guess I’ll just have to be content
Emilie December 8, 2011, 4:49 PM EST.
Ok, not here to smash your argument, but if Mike IS doing this just to keep Lucy away, he’s not even an idiot anymore. To think he can do this, then patch it up “just like that”, means he really is COMPLETELY oblivious. And an idiot.
On the Sandy comment, I could see it happen. Maybe not a breakup (or at least immediately), but a fallout. Sandy doesn’t strike me as a person who’d take this. I mean, yes, she didn’t like the girl who was beating up her boyfriend, but this’ll definitely put a dent on her image of Maishul. Not the sweet little boy she’s accustomed to.
Ditto December 8, 2011, 4:55 PM EST.
It’s cool dude (dudette?)
I realize there are a lot of flaws in what I posted, it just popped into my head so I figured I’d comment on what was there just in case it sparked ideas in others’ heads
Emilie December 8, 2011, 5:05 PM EST.
Dude’ll be fine. xD
I wouldn’t say there’s flaws. It’s a possibility. Just a very, VERY depressing one if it’s true. I mean, Mike can’t be THAT heartless.
Edit: Fridge Brilliance. Ditto (Pokémon) has no gender . Meaning, you don’t know if he’s a dude or dudette. Dunno if you were thinking about that, but hell, that’s funny now that I think about it.
Ditto December 8, 2011, 5:07 PM EST.
Well, Comedy = Tragedy + Time
We’ve had Time.
We’ve had Tragedy (and thensome).
Think we’ll have some light hearted stuff anywhere in the future? I mean, eventually you have to buy some new candy for your bowl. Can’t go on living on cough drops.
God, that metaphor got a tiny bit away from me.
Well, if she insists on believing friends should never hurt each other, I don’t think any amount of delusion will make her turn a blind eye to this. If she comes to find people all mad at Mike for what he’s done, eventually he’s going to have to tell her. And if he says something like “Oh, they’re just annoyed I stood up to her”, she’ll insist there has to be something else to it, and then she’ll find out what happened, and then shite hits the fan.
Several times over.
Ditto December 8, 2011, 5:15 PM EST.
We cant let those damn Com- i mean Sandies win!!! Buy the figurine in th name capita-uh i mean mikeXlucyism…… U.S.A!!!!
Redneck December 8, 2011, 5:15 PM EST.
People claiming that Michael is trying to get revenge or to get back at Lucy fail to consider one thing: if Mike wanted revenge, why hasn’t he been actively seeking it? Instead, he’s spent his time staying away from her and actively avoiding her. He doesn’t want revenge, he just doesn’t want anything to do with her. Mike only lashes out at Lucy because she won’t leave him alone.
Heck, Lucy brought up the whole friends angle, Mike is just pointing out that some of them might be as sick of her as he is. He’s not plotting to leave her friendless. He’s trying to get away from her. If her all or some of her friends side with him, so be it, but Mike’s not going to stay at the table to stay with his friends if it means dealing with Lucy. He just can’t take her anymore, and he’s certainly not going to stay at the table to make sure Lucy’s friends don’t leave her in order for her to remain happy. Any of the friends leaving Lucy’s table is a consequence of Mike’s decision, but not a goal. Mike shouldn’t have to stay at the table just so that Lucy still has friends when it means having to be around and tolerate someone who was abusive to him for years.
edgelesspigeon December 8, 2011, 5:22 PM EST.
Had not thought of that. We need a David intermission before January. Little break from the drama. Maybe something like when he kidnapped that kid to have his birthday adventure!
So be it, but what Mike has done here is beyond redemption. Playing to Lucy’s deepest fears and crushing her like this is just not acceptable. Period.
Good argument, ‘cept for one thing. I do NOT think he can end it with “Psyche!”. Lucy would hit him. With reason this time.
Ditto December 8, 2011, 5:25 PM EST.
Losing sleep. You know you’ll be tonight when you’re alone, Lucy. Even with these words, Mike, you may still end it all with “Psyche!” Sadly, we see no such end here. At least, inside, it’s what I fear. Unfortunately, I do know he’d likely win , so no Paulo. Perhaps a few choice words from you might sway his actions a bit, Sue. You don’t always see the crazy, but you’re smart and may help, Daisy. He loves treating you like a kid, so prove him wrong with words, David. With his depth of knowledge on her, Abbey, he counts if you call him “bully.” You’re fond of being quite good, so, Jasmine, tell him off. You should. Who knows if if someway he manages to hurt poor Haley. Maybe each guess is a miss. Maybe, somehow, he’ll learn from Chris. And then more waiting, like now. See? How goes the next part? Mike? Lucy?
Hoheh can see all the pain, but still refuses to complain… 201112081722
Hoheh December 8, 2011, 5:25 PM EST.
I can relate to both characters. Lucy for being rough around the edges (I’m very harsh and blunt at times, but by no means do I put my hands on people) though I’m a very sensitive person. I relate to Mike because of the abuse I have suffered during my life, mental, verbal and sexual abuse. That kind of thing swells up insides you and can warp your whole outlook on the world to how you interact with people. Lucy has been abusive, for years. That kind of thing takes its toll on a person, especially when the realization hits you hard. Nothing can excuse their behavior, and by they, I mean both Mike and Lucy.
Mike has been dealing with the realization and emotion the best way he can, but during that time, he’s been stewing, anger has been growing while Lucy has recently had a wake up call and is starting to address those feelings. Perhaps it is too late for them now. While Mike is more justified in breaking it off with Lucy, he’s becoming something he hates (as with Abbey). He now is becoming the abuser. What he is doing is preying on her fears. Telling her off is one thing, getting everything off of his chest is fine but that last bit? That’s just wrong. He will eventually look back on this, and regret it. Whether or not their relationship as friends is now finished for good, remains to be seen. This might actually make them stronger friends in the future, because they’re addressing the issue here and now or at least better friends toward others.
This needed to happen, maybe not in the way it’s unfolding, but this did need to happen. They can now heal and get over themselves and each other (over time) then move on. Sandy is right to be concerned, Mike is right to be angry, and Lucy is right to be hurt, but all in all I think this is developing beautifully and realistically.
Canny December 8, 2011, 5:34 PM EST.
“Beyond redemption”? And what Lucy has done to Mike all these years, the abuse, is not “beyond redemption”? Why are people giving Lucy a free pass, but the instant Mike, justifiably, loses his temper after having to deal with this he’s an irredeemable monster? Stop holding to this double standard. There is no reason for Mike to have to care about and protect Lucy’s feelings and well-being. Which of these is beyond redemption: years of physical abuse or deciding to stop tolerating the abuser and leaving her, regardless of whether it harms her emotional state?
edgelesspigeon December 8, 2011, 5:36 PM EST.
edgelesspigeon December 8, 2011, 5:38 PM EST.
At which point did I say Lucy’s abuse was okay? I didn’t. Lucy’s abuse is anything BUT ok. Sure, she can’t exteriorize her feeling properly, and she (perhaps) did not do it with malicious intent, but it’s still wrong to treat Mike the way she did (again, she, mayhap, didn’t know better). And by extension, pretty much every male character she’s had an extended relationship with, though even here Mike gets the short end of the stick (seeing as geographically, he’s around her more often).
But Mike crossed a line here. Canny said it all. He could’ve talked. You know, converse. Reason. Argue. But playing to her fears like this, crushing her soul right when she’s the most vulnerable, if doing to her emotionally what she did to him physically.
“He who fights monsters should see to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”
He has become the abuser in this situation (thanks Canny). He had a chance at being the bigger man and he missed it. Not cool.
PS: Pardon the whole Nietzschze quote. It fitted.
Ditto December 8, 2011, 5:41 PM EST.
I do. Wanna fight about it, Mike?
OneLonelyPickle December 8, 2011, 5:47 PM EST.
I have to admit Mike’s completely right. Lucy’s been an *** to him, has always been, and he’s right for hating her. And when he leaves the table, he’s right, some people will leave with him. Probably Daisy and Abbey. But Paulo would stay with Lucy and so would Sue. And if Paulo stays then so will David and Tess. Lucy really needs to get over Mike.
J.M.U. December 8, 2011, 5:48 PM EST.
Can’t wait for this play to get going so Mike and Lucy have their kiss and make up scene : D
GoBeyond December 8, 2011, 5:50 PM EST.
my heart nearly stopped in the 9th panel
Momotaro December 8, 2011, 5:51 PM EST.
Oh, I dunno. If one of them “dares” the other into performing, we might just have THE most passionate kiss ever on BCB.
Ditto December 8, 2011, 5:52 PM EST.
I’m just pointing out that you’re not the first person to say that what Mike’s done is beyond redemption, but nobody has, as far I as know, said the same about Lucy, even though she’s caused Mike more harm for a longer period of time. I too think Mike has gone a bit too far, but I sympathize more with the person who was abused for years rather than an abuser that is now being lashed out at. As the for the whole Mike should have mentioned it and talked it out, I agree to an extent. Maybe this would not have been as big an issue if he talked. But since sounds dangerously closed to blaming the victim, though I am absolutely positive that is not what you meant. Yeah, Mike probably could have found a better way, but the fault lies with Lucy. The blame lies with the person causing the action, not the person who fails to respond to that action in the most appropriate way. I like Lucy, she’s my favorite character along with Mike, but the one’s who committed the most irredeemable acts is Lucy, not Mike.
I suppose the different perspective on sympathetic with Lucy depends on different viewpoints. I am sympathetic to Lucy for her lonely childhood, but sympathy ends when she takes out her issues on others. Others tend to give her more leeway for this. I guess, when it boils down to it, I’m closer to the Abbey view on bullying, though not to point of a “one-strike-you’re-out-policy”. Speaking of Abbey, I think the only way he would stay at Lucy’s table would be in order to stay with Daisy, or because he doesn’t know the extent of Lucy’s treatment of Mike. A lot, though not all, of the people commenting predict Abbey would side with Lucy because Mike’s being a bully according to them. But who would Abbey be more sympathetic too? Someone who’s been abused and is sick and tired and trying to get away from the abuser, regardless of how he’s nice about it or not, or an abuser who being treated coldly by the one they abused? Remember, Abbey is the kind of person would who react to abuse not simply with leaving the abuser, but belting them across the face.
edgelesspigeon December 8, 2011, 5:54 PM EST.
To be honest, I’m getting tired of drama. Past chapters have been SO lacking in the sweet department. All we can hope for is the fact that stuff will eventually solve itself out.
Or not. Depends on Taeshi, o ‘course.
(fingers crossed for “happy” ending)
Ditto December 8, 2011, 5:57 PM EST.
I certainly don’t hope for a “good” ending. This, so far, might be one of those chapters that will affect the main storyline drastically if played out right.
Anonymous December 8, 2011, 6:00 PM EST.
Who says they wont join you mike? I say they wont join you. Mhmmm
sammi December 8, 2011, 6:01 PM EST.
I get enough downer endings where I go to study (friggin’ Heartbreak City over there). I hope for some sort of “happy” ending for the story in itself, not this situation. It’s pretty damn obvious this is gonna end in tears one way or another.
And what isn’t funny ‘bout hairballs? David’s reaction would be PRICELESS.
Ditto December 8, 2011, 6:02 PM EST.
As I’ve mentioned, Mike’s goal is not to leave Lucy friendless, it’s just to leave her. If her friends leave her, then so be it. And physical abuse isn’t purely physical, there’s emotional and mental trauma to go with it. Mike is lashing out at her only because she just doesn’t get the message that he wants nothing to do with her anymore. While his comment here might being go too far, people have also claimed that Mike ignoring and staying away from Lucy is emotional abuse as well. Is it really? Is it really emotional abuse to decide to not to want anything to do with someone who has treated you so poorly all these years? That’s why he’s leaving the table, not to take Lucy’s friends. That’s simply collateral, and staying at the table just so Lucy still has friends is asking much from him.
Man, I hope for a happy ending too. I think that Alejandro (Confrontation Cat) might turn out to be a catalyst for welding the group back together. But perhaps the ending will be…bittersweet.
edgelesspigeon December 8, 2011, 6:06 PM EST.
i get not wanting to be friends with some one, i have done it many times, you grow up and your old friends fall away… but mike is being vindictive. he can’t just leave he has to announce it and that is what makes him a *****
Thespianut December 8, 2011, 6:09 PM EST.
Unfortunately, Mike is such a sheep. Yes, Lucy has been a jerk in the past to him, but lately, I’d say she’s cooled off quite a bit, and has been trying to be rather nice compared to earlier in the comics. She’s grown as a person and even has learned to somewhat filter herself to try and keep things pleasant.
Mike on the other hand, has gotten more and more petty. Just because his girlfriend says “I don’t like Lucy” means he doesn’t have to like her either, and can be downright nasty to her. Mike’s new-found “strength” is simply because he has a least one person backing him (though she’s pretty clueless as to every given situation and she only hears Mikes side.) He even said it himself: “People were nice to me so long as I played nice with you.” If he really had strength of character, he would at least be nice to Lucy and know to keep her at arms length, while balancing friends. Not threaten her with taking her friends away and leaving her all alone. Mike needs to grow up, or shut up.
I mean, I’m not a fan of MikeXLucy, because I believe they are truly poison to one another in the long run… she becomes insecure and over-domineering as well as mean while Mike becomes bitter and subservient. However, he needs to at least learn how to show respect for Lucy, even if he doesn’t like her too very much.
Mirasia December 8, 2011, 6:10 PM EST.
hey guys i am not in the forum or else, just like a ghost and i asked myself why there isnt any new drawing in here for over a week: http://askbcb.tumblr.com/
i guess taeshi and her cast are busy but never read anything about it, so may someone tell me official? ^^
anonymus December 8, 2011, 6:10 PM EST.
Anyone else wonder if stuff is gonna end like Zachary and his girlfiend?
Ditto December 8, 2011, 6:15 PM EST.
ya know the comic is just starting to bum me out… depending on how this chapter ends depends if i will still read it, any one else feel the same way
Thespianut December 8, 2011, 7:05 PM EST.
Yes, Mike is aware that is Lucy’s fear. But he’s not leaving the table to cause her fear to come true, he’s leaving the table to get away from her. Mike is aware that there is a chance that Lucy will become friendless. But that is not his goal. He doesn’t care whether or not Lucy has friends. And as for him choosing those words deliberately, it was Lucy who brought up not having friends. He didn’t say that he’s leaving and taking her friends with him, it was a response to Lucy’s comments. If he was vindictively trying to harm Lucy, he would have said what he said without Lucy prompting him with her comment. And, why exactly, should Mike care about Lucy’s fear of being friendless realized? He doesn’t care about her anymore, and considering her treatment of him, he has good reason to not care.
edgelesspigeon December 8, 2011, 7:08 PM EST.
You misunderstand. While it may not be right, put yourself in Mike’s shoes. He’s been abused by Lucy for years. What about all the times Lucy has harmed and hurt him. If you had been harmed by a person for so many years, would you be that concerned if said person was harmed herself, and harmed precisely because you were leaving her? Why is there so much rage and hate towards Mike when Lucy has behaved much worse for much longer? Taeshi herself has expressed amazement at this, and when the author of the webcomic herself suggests that the victim here isn’t Lucy, maybe people should start looking at things from the others’ point of view.
edgelesspigeon December 8, 2011, 7:18 PM EST.
@Derp: I don’t think it’s that simple.
Is it possible that he’s being vindictive? Possibly. He certainly has a reason for doing so, thus he may be choosing certain words because they may cut the deepest.
Is he being plain stupid? No; you can see his thought process here, so yes, this is completely thought out. Rash may be a better word, but he’s not being stupid.
Also, while he could answer “I don’t need any friends” or “Not being friends with you does not exclude being friends with them”, either of those questions would fly in the face of what he first said in the page: “People were nice to me so long as I played nice with you. And I gave in.” He’s not sure who his friends are within the group, which is why his last question to Lucy is open. Lucy is assuming (rightly so, as she is showing concern for him) that he won’t have any friends should he leave the group, and that prompts Mike’s response question to her.
Despite the openness of his question, Lucy only sees it one way.
Chocothunda December 8, 2011, 7:26 PM EST.
@edgelesspigeon except it wasn’t viewed as abuse back then, it’s only abuse when you look at it from a perspective like Sandy’s, simply acknowledging the the fact that he got hurt. Except most of the ways he got hurt was in roughhousing aka a rough form of playing with another person. It’s really all meant as playing and getting hurt is a simple side-effect. Now i will admit that some of the times Lucy hurt him were actually meant to hurt him, but how much of it was abuse and how much of it was rough play that simply ended badly? Also about Mike’s “right to treat her so”, I’m gonna quote Abbey here… now if only i could find the page where he saves Tess from the dog… so not quoting, paraphrasing, “Past actions do not justify your actions in the present.” To be used here, it means that despite how you may view Lucy’s “abuse”, it does not justify being openly hurtful against another person. Ever. But of course I can’t force you to change your opinion on this matter so, I’m just gonna leave off saying that I agree with Derp, and that Mike could have chosen another less harmful way to say it, but decided instead that he would say the one thing that would hit Lucy the hardest, implying that not only is she going to lose a childhood friend, but might lose all of her other friends as well.
Yay walls of text they’re how i respond to everything!
Edit: and you dun used the quote before i finished typing my comment curse my inability to type faster…
Gira156 December 8, 2011, 7:39 PM EST.
that’s a good point that this isn’t about revenge. honestly there’s a pretty big reason for this. if this was about revenge, well, mike has the equivalent of a tactical nuke he could use on lucy. I, of course, mean he could just tell the group how chummy she’s been with augustus. That would pretty much be this story’s equivalent of high treason. So if he just wanted revenge then all he would have to do besides all he has been doing is drop the A-bomb on the group and, BAM, instant vaporization of all connections to lucy.
strider December 8, 2011, 7:53 PM EST.
Maybe this will damage Lucy beyond repair… Or maybe… Just maybe, this is the moment where Lucy realizes the truth: *SHE* doesn’t need Mike. And should he need her at some point in the near future, she can [redacted] to turn the tables back on Mike figuratively and literally.
“I’m leaving the table” Watch out, we got a badass over here!
CopicRXXIX December 8, 2011, 7:54 PM EST.
I’m not saying Lucy deserves this. But what I am saying that what Mike is doing to Lucy is not as bad as how Lucy treated him for years, and yet people are holding Mike to a different standard than him. They call in a monster, irredeemable. Yet few people called out Lucy for her behavior, which was genuinely abuse. Instead they defended it as roughhousing, with Mike and Sandy overreacting. And the main difference, between Lucy’s abuse and Mike’s “abuse” is that Mike’s is reactive. He responds only when Lucy keeps trying to be friends with him, even though Mike has good reasons for not wanting to be friends. Unlike Lucy, who sought out Mike’s company and then abused him, Mike does not want Lucy’s company. He’s not going out of his way to hurt Lucy. He much prefers to have nothing to do with her. That’s the key problem with calling Mike a bully. Yes, like Abbey said, “past abuses don’t provide an excuse for present day mistreatment”, but Mike is not trying to harm and get back at Lucy. His past mistreatment at the hands of Lucy is not compelling him or causing him to seek her out to torment her. Mike only becomes mean when Lucy, who fails to really acknowledge or apologize for her past behavior, doesn’t get the message that he doesn’t want to be friends anymore, and pursues him. Granted, he goes too far, but his anger and resentment towards Lucy is more than justified, if not how he acts on his anger and resentment.
As for the inconsistency of the portrayal of Lucy’s abuse of Mike, there is some truth to that. However, SuitCase clarified this. Bittersweet Candy Bowl, despite its lighter start, was never meant to be a light-hearted comedy. He even labeled the lighter arcs that began Bittersweet Candy Bowl as a false start in a sense. Lucy’s behavior was always meant to be serious, but it only started come across this way when the comic found its feet in the Daisy angst arc.
Anyways, it’s been fun debating with you, but it’s getting to the point where we’re just beginning to reaffirm our previous points. We may not see eye to eye, but I think we can agree that both characters have their faults and issues.
edgelesspigeon December 8, 2011, 7:57 PM EST.
@Derp, lol, does that mean that Mike’s Abraham?
Wonder how that’ll play out o.O
Chocothunda December 8, 2011, 8:00 PM EST.
You helped me articulate my theories actually. One of your comments on another strip was that Lucy just keeps pushing and doesn’t know when to stop. All of Mike’s explosions at Lucy have been a result of this. Mike’s perfectly content to live and let live. Mike is not bullying her, though I would say he crosses the line at times. He doesn’t want to hurt Lucy, not because he cares for her, but because he doesn’t care about her anymore. He just wants to leave her behind.
edgelesspigeon December 8, 2011, 8:03 PM EST.
Ok Up till now I could understand Mike and even agree with him. The last ting he said would have been ok to think but it’s not something you say. You broke her heart and part of her soul did you really have to ruin her that badly?
anon December 8, 2011, 8:06 PM EST.
sorry if i missed when you said that, pretty much i was commenting on a post edgeless made about 20 some odd comments ago. i was trying to avoid getting into your argument with him, while at the same time agreeing with him. as for mike dropping said bomb, i guess it would prove whether or not he wants revenge. but considering how long this situation has been going on and the fact he hasn’t done it already leads me to believe he won’t. but i get the feeling that the group is going to find out anyways, cause lucy will probably do the stupidest thing possible and invite augustus to her group. he’ll do it just to P!$$ off mike and all hell is gonna break loose.
glad to hear that my theories aren’t going on deaf ears.
strider December 8, 2011, 8:08 PM EST.
Wait, Didn’t he answer his own question already. He said everyone was nice to him if he was nice to Lucy. So if he’s leaving because of her wouldn’t no one go with him?
Lucas December 8, 2011, 8:18 PM EST.
true, but our current situation is due to lucy backing him into a corner where he had no choice but to tell her what’s going on in his head or she wouldn’t leave him alone. I’m gonna say this once and only once, this could’ve all been avoided if lucy had just left when mike said she should leave. But, because she didn’t mike exploded on her, however i still think he won’t use it because he’ll have time to cool down and return to his ignoring her state. because right now we’re seeing his explosive state (hince the tears of frustration), not a revenge state, and at the school he just ignores her (for the most part). like i said if that’s his normal state and he hasn’t used it already, i see no logical reason for him to in the future. he’s probably figuring that she’s gonna shoot herself in the foot, which would be a sound theory since she’s being, like you said, a bit thick herself.
strider December 8, 2011, 8:25 PM EST.
One table, so much drama.
iamonfire December 8, 2011, 8:37 PM EST.
In panels 7 & 8, Lucy looks kinda childish. I like how innocent ang confused she looks! Lol!
N-star December 8, 2011, 8:37 PM EST.
imagine sandy coming and watching the play, but lucy, boldly making the plan to switch with sandy in a romantic scene (the kissing scene, if there is one. or if sue adds one thinking it will help : p)
but, this is far out of character for our emo little lucy. dispite how it would make mike not dispise her as much
sleepingfox December 8, 2011, 8:51 PM EST.
GOOD LORD! I totally want to slap Mike in the face! I mean, good on ya man for standing up for yourself and finally making a freakin decision on Lucy [Poor Lucy. No one deserves the ‘i hate you’ from a bff] but holy crap! That last statement?! ‘Who says they won’t join me?’ What an ***! You could be a little softer with that one. Really that was just complete over-kill and un-needed. Also! Was reading the comments before mine, and I hope the ‘if’ suggestion made by Glass comes true, I’d honestly laugh my rear off if Sandy came to break up with him in person. <3
You know this is a great comic to bring out reactions like this!
LostInMyWonderland December 8, 2011, 8:54 PM EST.
This is one of the only slice of life comics that has me on the edge of my seat every update. The drama really gets to me! I love watching how your art style has improved and developed. I see big things in your future!
Awsm4all December 8, 2011, 9:14 PM EST.
ok, I understand mikes anger, him wanting to not b friends with lucy, and wanting to be treated better, but now I ant take it easy on him anymore. He’s not JUST trying to get away from her, he’s trying to DESTROY her. WHAT THE ****!? DX!! I miss the kind, easy-going mike that I luv. But now…..i hav NO idea who this mike is, and I’m starting to hate him. I was leinient on him at first, but no more!!! This comic is getting depressing tho it’s getting hard to continue, but I’m to curious to stop….
yoyo December 8, 2011, 9:15 PM EST.
She had this coming, after all the abuse she has doled out, all the times she has mentally hurt someone, its about time someone put her down, heres hoping she never gets up again.
Donny December 8, 2011, 9:28 PM EST.
In Mike’s Defense: He has constantly been mistreated, and when someone opened his eyes and told him it was wrong, he felt that he had been abused. And in fact i see that he HAS been abused, he’s been used over and over as Lucy’s emotional, and physical toy. Mike has every right to be upset. However i do agree that that last bit about others joining him, I would say that’s a little over the top Mikie.
In Lucy’s Defence: She has had a poor childhood in terms of social understanding. She does have a sibling, and should therefor understand that at the least, kicking someone hard enough for them to limp, or punching them in the face hard enough to make their nose bleed is wrong. However, despite all that ,she’s still been through a lot, and while I can say she definitely didn’t DESERVE what’s happening right now, she’s had it coming for a while.
In Sandy’s Defence: She lives in a different city and it’s hard to have a long term relationship. I find it difficult to believe you would be fine if your girl/boy friend was being physically abused by another person, regardless of relationship, or gender, or whatever people might think Sandy is biasing of. Though she doesn’t understand that Lucy is emotionally unstable, and has social issues, she thinks the same way anyone would provided the knowledge given.
To the Haters, no matter who you hatin’: Don’t hate on random characters, and don’t judge on biases, that’s where flaming starts, and that’s just bad. Try to see it from every angle before you talk, or comment as some of these comments are terribly ignorant, and arrogant. Please stop making yourself look like an idiot, stop pointing fingers at fictional characters. Like Snape, you know we all hated Snape for a while, right?
Nakama December 8, 2011, 9:38 PM EST.
The best indication someone is a good story teller is that fans react.
The best indication of fans needing to shut up is when they can’t stop swearing and can’t be coherent, or just use all caps.
Great job on the Story, the art, the feel of it all is amazing and strikes chords with me quite often.
On one hand, I can see Mikes point of view, but at the same time… He’s no better. He’s making a decision to strike back out and make someone else hurt. They’re both wrong, Mikes just been wrong for a shorter amount of time.
In any case, wonderful work, and I hope you see this to the end.
Tin-Tins December 8, 2011, 9:42 PM EST.
Ok i’m going to do my mike impresshion………Ready………Hi i’m mike, and i hate drama. Thats y i’ve made the desischion to make as much drama as i can with just abought everyone i’ve ever known. Mike your being a selfrightouse pompas ***. Just be sivil with lucy and not get abused. U don’t have to be best friends just be nice and she’ll be nice and we can call this act being mature. U r making the drama and hating a person. Lucy has full power to mature into the girl we all know she is deep down now. U can’t hate her excistence for loveing u. She’s not being a stocker. U can ignore her and be polite. I get u want nothing to do with her but,……god! **** it…………..hey mike Yes? DOUCHE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
JustSomeCritic December 8, 2011, 9:46 PM EST.
come on..thats rly harsh…like…star wars family drama level harsh
farla December 8, 2011, 9:50 PM EST.
Hmmm…how can they be having so much fun for things to turn out like this the moment after Sandy called?
I guess once he got off the phone with her he snapped out of it and remembered what he had to do…or something along these lines.
So far I realize nothing is going to be solved for anyone and we really don’t know how this is going to turn out. Yet maybe the play they have to do will shed some light on things. Who knows.
Devi December 8, 2011, 9:58 PM EST.
When Mike said he would be leaving the lunch table it sounded like something a little kid would say, but in all honesty it can be horrible.
I’ve seen it happen at my school a few times, friends splitting apart and having people take sides. It’s ridiculous and if anything why would you want to bring the people you call your friends into such drama?
I mean god if their friends are smart instead of taking sides they’ll make their own table away from Lucy and Mike and when they’re ready to chill out they can go and join them.
Yet sadly I think it won’t be happening like that anytime soon.
Riiah December 8, 2011, 10:04 PM EST.
From now on, no more Mike/Lucy. And I’m a Paulo/Tess shipper. Well… Crap. WHY ARE YOU SINKING ALL MY SHIPS, TAESHI?! WHY? lol I DETEST Jasmine/Paulo and Sandy/Mike.
Maii December 8, 2011, 10:07 PM EST.
I’m proud of Mike. I know what it’s like to be in a abusive relationship. GO MIKE!
SilentViolet December 8, 2011, 10:15 PM EST.
Guys chill, chill…..you’re all thinking way too deep into this. Clearly, this is Mike’s evil twin/clone
Shpiersh December 8, 2011, 10:30 PM EST.
@Maii: “WHY ARE YOU SINKING ALL MY SHIPS, TAESHI?!”
Taeshi’s REALLY good at Battleship.
LOVE the figurine, it’s so cute, especially with Lucy and her flustered face. Oh and Mike, you’re a teenager in highschool. If you choose to have even a couple friends, you’re going to be around drama if you like it or not. Deal with it till graduation bud. But when you promised an intense drama filled chapter, you delivered and continue to do so. You’re an awesome artist/writer Taeshi.
Michael S. December 8, 2011, 10:35 PM EST.
I want to talk about the figure a bit if you don’t mind. I think it’s fantastic work, brilliant and high quality, and I love the promo page…I think it has a simple but amazing way of presenting it. I really loved watching as time passed, kinda relaxed me, guess that sounds silly. I really need to buy me one
Kite December 8, 2011, 11:02 PM EST.
“I really have no reason to care about you”
A big LIE right there! hahaha
Mess December 8, 2011, 11:03 PM EST.
poor Lucy. This reminds me of a friend of mine from high school and if mike is telling the truth then i see only death in Lucy’s future. let’s pray this is not the case
Freidrich December 8, 2011, 11:07 PM EST.
Does ANY BODY know what he means by saying “leaving the table”? Well??HUH???
The awesome one December 8, 2011, 11:24 PM EST.
Taeshi, you broke Mike. Lucy and him were best friends, and now he’s got nothing but Sandy! He even ditched his scarf! I loved that scarf. So did he.
I don’t like sandy, I see her as an antagonist, dragging Mike away from Lucy and the others. Mike needs to let go of the past, let Sandy move on. Tragic things will always happen, and Sandy leaving was hard for him.
Sometimes you just gotta keep moving on!
Lumi December 8, 2011, 11:27 PM EST.
Wow! I just reread chapter 46 where Zachary and Lucy talk about her relationship with Mike. Damn! You had this planned for a long time Taeshi. Bravo!
Justmyopinion December 8, 2011, 11:35 PM EST.
I get the whole thing of where Mike is coming from, but Sandy doesn’t even know Lucy; and now she’s basically turned Mike against Lucy so much that Mike is now treating her like she doesn’t deserve to have /anything/.
Serrina December 8, 2011, 11:45 PM EST.
Shouldn’t this page have shown up BEFORE he started talking to Sandy?
ArcTypeMakoto December 8, 2011, 11:54 PM EST.
well, lucy does kind of deserve it. im a big lucyXmike supporter, but if i was her friend, about after the 4th time of being really hurt and her not changing her pattern, i would cut her off from me completely.
im amazed he put up with her long enough for his girlfriend to get involved.
emohamstergod December 8, 2011, 11:55 PM EST.
Oh no, leaving the table! How not much of a big deal!
J.R. December 8, 2011, 11:58 PM EST.
@emohamstergod Yup, as a MikeXLucy fanatic, this is exactly what is required to forge a lasting relationship in the future — they need to see eye-to-eye about their relationship and what they can both work on, including Mike at this point (he’s going bonkers!) … this ship is going through rough seas, but the safe hands of Tae shalt seest thine light over the horizon!!
gupda December 9, 2011, 12:20 AM EST.
i wonder if everyone will really ‘join the dark side’ or if they will shun him for her? this is going to get intense by chapters end.
Deus December 9, 2011, 1:36 PM EST.
uummm am I the only one here who’s not so much seeing Mike as the bad guy here?
He’s taken so much abuse and hatred from Lucy over the years and just dealt with it. Now he’s actually coming clean with her, something that I believe he deserves some respect for.
And not once in the page does he threaten Lucy with anything, these are all just cold hard facts that she needs to hear and understand.
And the end question? Who says they wont join? Lucy hasn’t exactly been the nicest person to anyone, Mike definitely has some stronger friendship bonds in the group than Lucy does, although I’m pretty certain that Paulo won’t abandon her.
BeyondDarkness December 10, 2011, 4:02 PM EST.
Maybe mike should think about LUCYS happiness,she has feelings too,and Mike is being too harsh.Lucy was never that mean to him,so now HES the bully.
Toxicat December 11, 2011, 1:04 AM EST.
what does… HE mean by.. “Leaving the table” ??? .__.
Nadss December 11, 2011, 4:29 PM EST.
This. This was the lowest possible blow to deal to her.
She has a mental condition called “co-dependency.” This can cause people to even want to die for the one/s they depend on. Saying this is putting her worst fear into her.
I stood up for Michael. I tried to show how he’s upset too.
But now? No. He doesn’t deserve to be looked upon as equal now.
He has lost that privilege.
Evan December 12, 2011, 5:13 AM EST.
High school drama. I love it!!!!!!!!
Don\'t hate ppl December 12, 2011, 9:27 AM EST.
Okay, now he’s just being cruel for no reason.
Lee December 12, 2011, 3:26 PM EST.
Come’on people if you say that Lucy was never mean to him, you’re blind. No offense, but Lucy has ALWAYS been the bully.
Don't hate ppl December 14, 2011, 7:06 AM EST.
Wow… just wow…
The ball of “Who’s guilty” has been passing around both of them in my head for a while, and I’m pretty sure this will end up bad, Mike has a valid point, Lucy has (kind of) a point as Mike is being quite the jerk even if she’s trying to make up with him…
DrBomb December 14, 2011, 7:06 PM EST.
@ Don’t hate ppl: No! Lucy has never done anything like THIS. Mike is Verbally abusing her. Yah, Lucy has caused some scrapes and bruises, but it’s just her way. she was just trying to be nice, saying that she was happy that he was happy, and he goes infinitly cold blooded. NOT the same.
hannah December 19, 2011, 7:07 PM EST.
@ Don’t Hate
False. Lucy has never actively sought to make Mike suffer. He gets knocked about when they play, yes. That has been clearly been established as an integral method of her communication. She butts heads and challenges people as a form of friendship. That’s not abnormal, there’s lots of friendships in sports and the world in general built upon the initial pretense of competition and butting heads.
Mike, however, is out for nothing but blood with the actions he’s taking.
Priscilla January 12, 2012, 9:30 PM EST.
Well this is too far, Mike isn’t being NOrmal and i doubt people will applause him now, he is going tooo faaar! Cant he let Lucy a second chance? that is not nice at all! I really am ****** off, it’s not Lucy’s fault, it’s her way to do things! Hitting people is her way to express things! I remember in ouran highschool host club manga, reika the dark protagonist had her own way to express herself and by that she used curse signs, just to win the Love Of Mitsukini, I don’t see why Lucy can’t be like that? She can express herself by hitting people because she is born this way and Sandy is too sensitive, Mike is Okay??? Just a small nosebleed and a little scratch? No really, she is being to sensitive and i don’t like that, i’m not a MikexLucy fan, and i’m not a hater, i’m just telling what is in those characters, in each chapter i can like or hate some of the characters, but really Mike, you shouldn’t think too much of Sandy…
Ichi February 17, 2012, 6:23 AM EST.
@People defending Lucy
A few scrapes and bruises = OK.
Beating the crap out of your friend for losing in ONE Pokemon match when they’re pleading “Please, not the face..” = Abuse.
Using your friend as a mere rebound when you KNOW that they love you = Really selfish.
When one of your friends try to call for your attention and you mock them for being so “lesbian” = Really annoying.
Playing a video game all by yourself all night for 3 years just to “prove” how you’re a great gurl gamerr (tm) = Just creepy as heck.
(And that’s just 3 or 4 chapters I read today ‘cause I’m bored)
Whether or not she understands that doesn’t matter (actually, that’s kinda dysfunctional but meh). Me and my friends were the rough and tough group in school, but we never caused physical pain to each other as much as the last few strips, let alone the whole comic.
Hal April 2, 2012, 3:01 AM EST.
Don’t think that they won’t find out about this Mike.
Sycrin April 12, 2012, 1:54 AM EST.
Mike CALM-DOWN your going to make Lucy to do sucide because of your temper. AND also you cant just take away HER friends, oh and lucy dont love him any more his NOT WORTH ANY of it. he is just not your friend anymore… please dont do sucide….
help April 14, 2012, 4:12 PM EST.
In all honesty,Mike is right about this.I can’t believe how many people criticize Mike for his decision in acting.I’m pretty sure I’d be sick of Lucy pushing me around.
So please,just look into Mike’s perspective.He tried to be nice to Lucy,but she never learned to truly appreciate him.And REAL friends respect each other,not beat up one another.Maybe a fight once in a while,but not constantly.She failed to realize her mistakes,and this is the ultimate price she pays.And in a way,she was using him as a rebound.She had no one else to turn to so Mike was all she had as a friend.If Mike hadn’t spoken up,what will happen to her when they graduate high school?She’d be a disaster.
Although the next thing Mike says about everyone else joining him does tick me off quite a bit.He has no right to state Lucy’s relationship between others.I’m positive that Paulo and Sue still care about Lucy,I just know it.Also,I’m afraid he’s wrong for saying “you were never my friend”.At one point,she was his friend.She tried to save him a few times,such as the chapters “Confrontation” and “Troubled Waters”.She really does care about Mike,it’s just that there were very few glimpses of her ever showing it.That’s the way she is,and I guess Michael isn’t the right person to be able to deal with someone like her for so long.
And the thing with Sandy? I think her actions were right.She implied to Mike that his happiness matters too.So you can’t blame her,she just wants the best for her boyfriend.She doesn’t want to hear about him being constantly bullied by some girl she doesn’t even remember.
Although I don’t think the thing with Mike and Sandy being together is going to last forever.Mike is just too dazed at the “enigmatic light” he sees in Sandy.He seems too…obsessed.I don’t know,that’s just my opinion.
SaberTiger April 14, 2012, 4:31 PM EST.
how can he say Lucy dosen’t care about him! LOOK! http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c48/p10.html
Jessie April 26, 2012, 6:38 PM EST.
Logic, he has none.
It doesn’t count as leaving the table if EVERYONE FOLLOWS like he’s implying.
Mike deserves happiness, but he needed to either speak up sooner, or deal with it/ realize that Lucy is trying to change. It’s too late to pull this kind of $h!t.
ComicCrosser May 5, 2012, 7:22 PM EST.
he might be right, but he is doing it the wrong way. there is no reason for him to tare her down like this. he is destroying her, and there is a very good chance she will never get over it.
there are better ways of doing this, and he has done it all wrong. what ever happens never is his fault, i just hope he is ready for it.
Krista May 8, 2012, 4:14 PM EST.
What the hell? So he hates Lucy because Sandy said all that things? If Lucy is a Tsundere, then Mike is a Über Beta ****ing Male! The guy only switched the girl whom he is submissive.
Don’t blame Sandy, people! Mike is the beta ******* here!
Leitor May 9, 2012, 7:05 PM EST.
Hmm, I guess I’m always flip-flopping. I like Mike. I like Lucy. I like both Mike/Lucy and Mike/Sandy.
When Mike first stopped talking to Lucy, I was fully on his side and found it completely justified. However, I think he’s been acting too harshly as of late; not for hating Lucy, but for telling her so and such. If you dislike someone, it’s a matter of ignoring them, not outright glaring at them and declaring you hate them. So… my opinion of whose at fault and what pairings I like and who’s too good for who… changes ALL the time. :-/
:) July 21, 2012, 10:10 PM EST.
“Who said they won’t join me?”
Otto August 10, 2012, 9:22 AM EST.
…MIKE. YOU-YOU *******!
Rylan October 21, 2012, 1:54 AM EST.
Wow Mike, way to kick a girl when she’s down… Hope I’m not too late to the party here, but basically what I think is going on is that all of Mike’s bottled up emotions over Lucy are just exploding over the top now because of the little (albeit unintentional) push from Sandy.
He has held onto Sandy for so long that he’s begun idealizing her and has somehow convinced himself that she’s incapable of giving him bad advice or making bad decisions. He only holds onto the positivity he experienced with Sandy and because of that he sees her as infallible. Because he’s put her so high onto a pedestal in his own mind, he accepts her opinions and judgments without question because in his mind, no one so perfect could be wrong. Because Sandy told him that she doesn’t like Lucy, he’s subconsciously decided that he shouldn’t like her either. While he’s right that he shouldn’t have to put up with constant abuse from Lucy, he went way too far—hitting below the belt if you will. It was a real cheap shot of him to say something so hurtful to her, especially after she’s made so much effort to change. He’s convinced himself so thoroughly that once he can be with Sandy his life will be perfect, but once he is finally with her and they have their first fight or he sees that she’s changed in some way or not as perfect as he thought she was, it will begin to sow all sorts of doubts in his mind. Don’t leave your friends for a high school relationship, Mike. I’ve been down that road. In the end you’ll end up lonely, heartbroken, and with no one to blame but yourself.
Besides, I don’t think he really hates Lucy. Someone once said that love was very easy to mistake for hate. Could it be that Mike has really realized that he truly loves Lucy but is so caught up in the fact that he thinks he needs to love Sandy that he’s convinced himself that he hates her instead? If he truly hated her, it wouldn’t have taken this long for him to realize it. And if he did hate her, he’d have left their circle of friends a long time ago.
Kaz March 20, 2013, 8:05 PM EST.
…Mike… tears are for sadness and greif…. not not for hatred and greif…. so then what is it that you are feeling….
Curtis June 16, 2013, 4:07 AM EST.
Ros September 29, 2013, 8:53 PM EST.
How damn wrong he is.
Carindel_Girl November 12, 2013, 3:28 PM EST.
Oh they wont…..Well at least paulo won’t
Elv June 14, 2014, 6:55 AM EST.
Ow. I physically flinched at the end of this comic.
Nick June 17, 2014, 2:13 PM EST.
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