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Veronica’s Commentary

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1139 Reader Comments On This Page

Comment ID #197947

Parasite?!

You accuse Lucy of having been an aggressive bully, but that’s exactly who you’ve become, Mike. Wasn’t it enough holding her by the shoulders? Telling her that you were never her friend and that you hated her, knowing how much that’d break her?

That’s not satisfying for you? You’ve done enough damage , and telling Lucy that she’s not wanted by anyone else either is uncalled for.

F*** off.

At least Lucy stopped her behaviors months ago and apologized for her actions. Something I highly doubt you’ll ever do.

Skygaze December 9, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #197948

Ouch! Poor Lucy, but Mike’s kinda got a point. He’s kinda stretching it though, as I’m sure the others do like her.

Nothing stops Lucy from actually moving to the new table, though that would be incredibly awkward.

ZoeStellan December 9, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #197949

That’s complete rubbish mike, you’re deluded. I think Mike should die now, seriously. I thought he was a sweetheart but he’s just…the worst kind of person. Even if he’s doing this for her own good someway it’s just the wrong approach.

Also what’s up with people typing 3 letter comments just to get first? That’s a bit pathetic guys =l Also I hope karma bites Mike in the ***…really really hard.

Kite December 9, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #197950

MIKE.

MIKE HOW DARE YOU. I’m absolutly, ****ing SHOCKED that Mike would DARE to say something like that.

Paulo…Mike you obviously don’t know Paulo at all, especially even though he’s happy with Jazz, it’s still something he struggles with.

I’m…so sad. Seeing Mike say those things is..terrible. that makes me so, so sad. Like it’s actually making me tear up.

Oh Lucy, Mike…

@Kite: Yep, I’ll agree to that, nyu.

Yaschiri December 9, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #197951

Holy ****, way too far! That’s half delusion. Maybe Daisy might follow him, and Abbey of course, but I doubt Paulo would leave Lucy. Didn’t he say that he would always be by her side? now you just trying to hurt her. Not cool. I still support Mike, but maybe you should tone it down a bit.

KillerCobraZ117 December 9, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #197952

Oh daaang, low blow Mike

Ved of Flames December 9, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #197953

your a cold one, mike

Guest December 9, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #197954

He’s rather sure of himself.

DrakesOfWrath December 9, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #197955

Is…Is he about to make Lucy throw up?

…GLORIOUS.

No seriously, bravo Mike. I have defended you this entire time, and I still think you have reason and some sort of right to do this, but….holy **** man if you make her throw up I might have to change my option about you bro, that’s cold.

Leaving_a_comment December 9, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #197956

No he’s wrong. She’s not a parasite. He just thinks she is.

Ventus December 9, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #197957

Art in this page is just AWESOME.
Also, Mike has reached a new level of assholeness.

Cliffy December 9, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #197958

That’s TOO far Mike! Your GF is more of a manipulative parasite! And you are an insensitive and ABUSIVE JERK!

ChicaBoricua December 9, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #197959

who says that? dude i officially hate u right now

Kyute December 9, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #197960

Run mike! She is gonna blow!! (non sexually of course
;) )

Chelis December 9, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #197961

now thats a little over the top. what about sue and tess? she would have a little support.

emohamstergod December 9, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #197962

Poor Lucy, sad to the point of puking :(

ultimateZ December 9, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #197963

welp i see no possibility for a happy ending… and on that note i am done reading.

Thespianut December 9, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #197964

Mike. Mike Mike Mike. Grow the BLEEPITY up.

toXicus December 9, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #197965

YEESH! That was harsh even by my standards.

OFN-41 December 9, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #197966

Okay, Mike is just being an *** now :/ .
“Stupid teen” doesn’t cut it any more :(

Blarge December 9, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #197967

Wait, but all over the “Ask Roseville High” thing Paulo said that he would choose Lucy over anyone else. I see a flaw in Mike’s logic…

The Swimmer December 9, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #197968

Wow. I have never posted on here before. Lol. Anyways, I love how Lucy tries to point out that Paulo wouldn’t leave her, but in fact Mike spilled out the truth. I wonder how she’ll respond to all this hate?

Blazestar December 9, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #197969

dude ive been trying to stay on mike’s side but this is just to much. i mean DAMN man. D:

The-Gray-Angel December 9, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #197970

Wow Mike… your douchebaggary knows no bounds.

Eyrie December 9, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #197971

…………..Damn……..i dont think im a mikeXlucy fan anymore……

Redneck December 9, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #197972

BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURN

I’m excited to see where this goes.

Oooooh! December 9, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #197973

Taeshi… what are you planning???? :(

Nadss December 9, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #197974

I think mike is wrong ,its obvious that paulo will always follow and support lucy,i really doubt that paulo will leave lucy to hang out with mike :/

Gaby December 9, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #197975

ok, he’s REALLY taking it too far now >.O

Fu-Rank December 9, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #197976

PARASITE Now THAT was uncalled for! Mike, what the actual **** are you doing!!

Day~Day December 9, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #197977

what a jerk!!! Those words almost make me wanna cry myself!!

RoseVee December 9, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #197978

All right. I’m totally all for standing up for yourself, and I can see how people tried to defend his statement on Wednesday. BUT! I am pretty dang certain that THIS leaves very little room for interpretation. Mike is poisoning her with his words. This is overboard. This is cruelty, in one of its worst forms.

I do not approve. He is old enough, and now calm enough, to know better. For shame. For SHAME.

Something Witty December 9, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #197979

That’s it. Mike, you have lost all of my respect. Congratulations, you a-hole Mad Lucy Hope you have a happy life with your beloved Sandy.

Megaphone December 9, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #197980

Christ on a moped Mike, are you trying to convince her to commit suicide or something?
You had a fair point, but come on now, you’re taking this a bit far - You know how vulnerable she is inside, and you know the issues she has.
You’ve crossed the Moral event horizon to me Mike, sorry. :(

Kay December 9, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #197981

Oh no you didn’t.

ChocolateShake December 9, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #197982

That’s going a bit far there don’t you think Mike? I give you credit for standing up to her, but I don’t give you credit for acting like this. If they leave Lucy, then it happens, but I admit, I hope it back fires into Mike’s face.

But I’m curious. He said he was going to leave so he wouldn’t cause drama right? However, it sounds more like he is attempting to get Lucy to leave rather than him actually leaving himself

WildChoco December 9, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #197983

GO Mike!

NicNomad December 9, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #197984

Okay, now that’s dickish Mike…

Kou December 9, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #197985

Mike… I think you’re taking this a little too far now. :/ I get you’re upset with Lucy and whatnot, but you’re being a bit too harsh, bro. D:

squish December 9, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #197986

Next will propably be the Lucy suicide arc. Just because the way mike is saying these, she will have no friends and no purpose of living.

I feel sorry for Lucy

Lizzy December 9, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #197987

Kay, Mike’s going a bit too far imo.
Also if I were Lucy I’d just flip him the middle finger and leave the room. But this is Bittersweet Candy Bowl so there has to be a bunch of drama.
Also, I’m sure atleast ONE of them would be there for Lucy… I mean come on.

Skittz December 9, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #197988

For some reason -mostly the field day chapter- I would have guessed that paulo would stick with lucy

And wow mike I keep saying this, but you are just being more and more hurtful to lucy, just makes me sad you would do this =/

kolarbear December 9, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #197989

Oh my Sod, I would punch him. :U
Clearly Mike knows nothing about Paulo and Lucy’s relationship. :1
Oh well. Interested to see where things will go from here.
Poor Lucy.

Phantom December 9, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #197990

Wow Mike…just…wow. I think he’s gone really too far =/ And I really hope that they all don’t ditch her like that…Mike that is just really low. I am shocked by his sudden behavior. I understand being upset with all the abuse he has endured, he has every right…but now he’s just being extremely spiteful. If he wanted to be the bigger person he would have stopped before going on to explain how his hate started and now all of this drama of telling Lucy she’ll have no one.

Nineveh December 9, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #197991

GAWD, MIKE! YOU *******

YOU’RE MAKING LUCY HURL. SHUT UP ALREADY

Autumntail December 9, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #197992

With what’s going on right now.. I can’t seem to even predict what’s gonna happen…. ):

Fangirl December 9, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #197993

Okay, now Mikey’s just being an absolute jerk and no matter how much I love him that is just CRUEL.

Mocha December 9, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #197994

lucy is going to hack all over your pretty little face so then no one will like you.

LUV U MIKEY ^ ____ ^

jjjj December 9, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #197995

Quit yo’ bitching. It’s just a comic.

J.R. December 9, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #197996

Woah there, too far Mike. You started with a good point, now you’re just pushing it. Don’t be a jerk. - -

hmm December 9, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #197997

It’s likely Mike is going through the swing that sometimes happens whenever you get really sad or upset about something. Sometimes people swing to the opposite and start getting really anger. He could be saying some things he doesn’t mean because he’s mad at this point. It’s also pretty funny to watch people be so hateful towards Mike through all this and wish bad things to happen to him. If you have a problem with the way he acts, you shouldn’t mimic it. So with great confidence, I support Mike. <:

Zo December 9, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #197998

Yay verbal abuse!!! And I’m surprised daisy still likes mike the way he treated her…. Wow mikes just an ******* all around when he wants to be isn’t he

Chellby December 9, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #197999

Mike you @ss! you just couldn’t leave good enough at that! you just had to be mean to her

man I feel bad for her

Flicker December 9, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #198000

Wow. I know the whole abuse thing is still valid but I think he has just crossed over the line from justified to just being a jerk.

Not going to pick sides though. As hard a it is I am just going to sit back and see how things go. Gonna start saving judgement till end of chapter or possibly end of what I consider to be the underlying story the recent chapters. I might be waiting awhile.

Teeroy766 December 9, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #198001

Wow. Anyway, for some reason Lucy’s tail is bothering me. It’s extra fluffy… Is it because it’s the upset puff or perhaps the about to throw up puff?

Btw. Hurk is an awesome onomatopoeia.

Nekotic December 9, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #198002

I can’t even respond to Mike’s idiocy

GoBeyond December 9, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #198003

THROW UP ON HIM

Raaaage December 9, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #198004

He reminds me of the pencil dick bullies i use to beat up in high school Furious Abbey

Thespianut December 9, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #198005

p-p-parasite?? ; n ; *sniff* Mike you just stabbed Lucy in the heart… and that spear stabbed through her and into me…

plus OHMIGOSH, TAESHI!! LOVE LUCY’S HAND IN THE SECOND TO LAST PANEL! Nicely drawn! :D

Silversoma December 9, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #198006

I find this ironic because a few chapters back, everyone was getting mad at YOU, Mike, for not loving back Lucy. Yes, I know it’s a bit off topic, but still, people care more for Lucy then they do for you. I hope Lucy snaps your iPhone in half.

Gregory December 9, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #198007

Sheesh, lay on the insults.

Though, regardless of Lucy’s own actions and problems, Mike has no right to Sparta-Kick anyone into a guilt trip. Also, his friend logic is REALLY flawed…

Shallow-sighted, the both of them.



(This… The Lucy Figurine WILL be had…!)

Welgaea December 9, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #198008

Great, my comment didn’t load. But so many ppl spoke the same as I wanted. Lol Mike is overestimating himself now. That is getting ridiculous, and Lucy is feeling BAD?! She should tell him to get off then and see what would REALLY happen. Who needs someone like this? She certainly doesn’t.

crazymetalraptor December 9, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #198009

We’re my gun! I’m gonna kill him! Mad Lucy

Catboyn December 9, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #198010

Come on, Mike. I know she hasn’t been good to you for a long time but after she tries and you let her in again, you just act like it was for nothing. She’s trying, isn’t she. Just give her another chance.

Hi December 9, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #198011

Come on Mike, now your just being a dick.





And that Lucy figure is so CUTE!!!!!

Haiku December 9, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #198012

Oooooo, now that is taking it a bit too far. I believe Lucy was a pain in the butt for sure but she doesn’t deserve this. There are two different types of bullies, physical and mental; they’ve both done their fair share.

MeroMaro December 9, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #198013

I THINK YOU’VE MADE YOUR POINT NOW MIKE JEEZ.

marooncoffee December 9, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #198014

Mike stop talking out your *** no way Paulo would trade you for
Lucy man still has the hots for her.

EpicToastMan December 9, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #198015

He’s calling her a parasite, yet he has been her “friend” for years despite hating her.

Deadlysin December 9, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #198016

It’s funny how most people were like, “LUCY NEEDS THIS! GO MIKE!”
Now do you think so?

Rose32397 December 9, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #198017

It’s one point to tell her you don’t like her, she needed to hear that part so she won’t cling to the hope of you guys being together, but that’s going too far. She doesn’t deserve to have what happiness she has left taken away from her, what would Sandy think if she saw him being this way to a person who loves you?

KitKatMuffin December 9, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #198018

Lolwut

OMG December 9, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #198019

Mike??!? Are you trying to make her suicidal?!? You. Are. A. HORRIBLE. Person. Mad Lucy

Purple Platypi December 9, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #198020

I just love how Mike seems so sure of himself.
I just love it.

And, oh my, did he just call Paulo a ‘dumb rebound’?
Wow, with that attitude, he’s sure to follow you!

Honestly, I think Daisy is not as oblivious as Mike is making her out to be; surely she’s going to notice his callowness toward Lucy—she even said it herself in ‘Another Shoulder’, by telling him that he’s supposed to be a nice guy.

Milly December 9, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #198021

wow..mikes character has become totally diff,, hes now on my **** list what hes doing right now is so much worse then what lucy ever did to him tho it doesnt make what lucy did was right but still i feel bad for lucy. I was on mikes side but after this..damn anyway great comic lookin forward to more

AshuraKauri December 9, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #198022

Sure, Tess, Augustus would probly join her, Paulo won’t abandon her (he hates Mike). THe only people I see following Mike is Daisy cause she’s an idiot who is still not over Mike (and she might get jealous of Augustus and Lucy) and her Abby (who is another character I can’t seem to feel sorry for, or like!)

Lucy move on from this abusive jerk! You know…just go ahead and show him what real physical abuse is and then erase him form your life cause he is obviously not WORTH IT!

LucyxPaulo 4-ever!!!! 8-)

ChicaBoricua December 9, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #198023

I’ve never wanted to jump through a computer screen and rip apart a fictional character as much as I do right now…

Chompy December 9, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #198024

Jezz,Mike.You think your so called “friends” would follow you if they knew how your treating Lucy right now?! THATS JACKED UP MAN.

NightFaller December 9, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #198025

Wow Mike is really being a hard *** today. I mean you just had fun playing video games with Lucy and then you drop a bomb. I hope that Mike is really alone when he leaves the table because I don’t want to see Lucy cry again :(

Adrienne December 9, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #198026

ok, so Lucy has been a jerk, abusing mike and such, and Mike is now realizing that’s not how a friend should act, but is this really the way he should be telling her? I mean, come on man, a parasite?! and your whole scheme of all your friends following you? thats complete BS, once they find out what you’ve been saying to Lucy, I highly doubt they would want to be with you, heck, they might demand a big apologize from the both of you.
but, whatever man, just whatever

Star Adder December 9, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #198027

Okay, everybody who said “she kinda deserved it”, here is your real Mike. “Nobody loves you, you’re a parasite” is going waaaay to far.

I hope nobody follows Mike. And I know Paulo will stick with Lucy. David will stay with Paulo. So, best case scenario (for Mike) is, Daisy, Abbey, Mike in one table and Lucy, David, and Paulo in the other one. Daisy is a kind hearted girl, even if she likes Mike she’ll realize he is a dick and she and Abbey will go back to Lucy.

I’m all for Lucy in this one. And I really, really dislike Mike, although I am fond of Sandy. She just wants the best for Mike… but I really hope she dumps him. Probably even befriend Lucy? Hah, that’d show him.

Paw December 9, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #198028

Michael, you are such an idiot, do you really think Paulo would leave Lucy for such a ******* like you? Oh goddamnit Michael, you had some points, but now you are just making some ******** up about how she will be forever alone, but you did miss Susan and Tessa, in which not a doubt wouldn’t leave Lucy

my whole point: Michael is a ********* at this point on

Bittersweet PauloxLucy December 9, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #198029

Oh god, this is making me sick too… *Urp*. This is just… Why?! A Parasite? He can’t honestly think none of them won’t object in SOME WAY.

Major Renko December 9, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #198030

Okay I know Lucy has been physically abusive for years out of her insecurities, and occassionaly insulting as well, but it really is not a good excuse for Mike to emotionally ravage her weakness on the level he is doing so. Neither of them have been angels, and they have both hurt each other in numerous ways, but I just think Mike is going a bit too far with this. Sadistic, it seems. Ahh, so many thoughts; so hard to articulate.

And sudden realization. If Lucy was starting to think about suicide before all this, then… Oh I am sure Mike will enjoy the results of this attack.

Mewzia December 9, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #198031

Dear God Lucy. I hope you get over your romantic feelings for Mike. Lucy has messed up pretty badly towards Mike but never has she plotted to make Mike be alone. Lucy get over Mike.

Cuz **** if she’s a “Parasite,” Mike is a cancer.

kazi December 9, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #198032

Mike, as much as I love your awesome badassness, I’m starting to feel kind of bad for Lucy. Which is saying something considering I wasn’t a fan from her since the beginning.
A parasite? Really?! ._. thats a bit low

Anbellz December 9, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #198033

Mike’s lucky he got away with a bloody nose. If Paulo or Abbey were there he’d probably end up unconscious. I bet Tess would beat the crap out of him too. And he has the nerve to tell Sandy he was being ‘kinda annoying’. Mike is being way more of an *** than Tess ever was, hope he gets similar (or worse) treatment for it.

Sad December 9, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #198034

I think Mike will leave and stay alone with Sandy, he’s gonna be a dick to her too then get alone, totally. Then he’ll realize how dumb he was and regret but nobody’s gonna accept him back and then he’ll get into an emo vibe, then guess who’s gonna accept him back. Carter. (JK, I thought of Lucy, because she’s not a jerk like him).

crazymetalraptor December 9, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #198035

Guys you should stop saying all those things,i know that mike is behaving quite badly but put yourself in his shoes,he had almost died saving lucy at acapulco,and he has still being bothered by lucy, not to mention that lucy isnt exactly a sweety,she always bothered mike by saying jerkface to him or hitting him,i just think that mike had to take it all out though he shouldnt have said things about everyone leaving lucy alone

Gaby December 9, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #198036

Oooouch. Just ouch Mike.

Leo December 9, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #198037

my only prediction is that this will allow Lucy to break free from mike, and maybe her old friends, and pursue more meaningful relationships, like augustus ;)

Thespianut December 9, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #198038

even being someone who’s a fan of mike… he’s going a BIT to far…

SXR123 December 9, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #198039

I belive everyone is thinking F*** Mike.

KoopaMan December 9, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #198040

I actually hope she attempts sucide at this point…. Would make my day really, have her in the hospital in a coma Or something due to blood loss from slitting her wrist, have all their friends freak out, have sandy and mike see what their decisions have made someone do, and having mike get the crap beaten out of him from the other characters, I don’t care really if you guys still spout the physical abuse crap, this is banteng verbal abuse meant to hurt, and I personally see it as a way bigger problem than the cartoon shenagains we’ve seen up to this point *inner author getting worked up*

Chellby December 9, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #198041

OMG i kept re-reading this over and over again, kept thinking about it, and i realized that this is the thing that finally puts lucy over the edge and does something rash that has to do with Final Fantasy Cat!!! ;_;

Mike, i hope you’re happy Furious Abbey

Blazekitty December 9, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #198042

Ok, before I could partially empathise and say his anger had some justification. Now he’s just graduated to unfeline (inhumane) scumbag. I can personally attest no one, not even our flawed Lucy, deserves this. I ‘m gunning on Mike’s sister overhearing all this and calling him “disgusting” or something.

Why did this have to happen on a Friday; 3 day suspense!!!

FX102A December 9, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #198043

BARF ALL OVER HIS FACE HE DISERVES

dustin December 9, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #198044

**** you mike… just **** you!!! hope you get SO freakin alone… without ANYBODY around…

Nadss December 9, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #198046

Ok, Seriously? He pulled out the “No One Loves You” card? WTF, Mike? I mean, clearly you’re letting Sandy’s opinion getting too far in the way of your friends, but this is downright harsh. Do you really think everyone is going to follow you? Paulo isn’t the kind of guy who’s just going to abandon a friend with the guy who’s making her feel like ****. Daisy… maybe. But Abbey I think I can trust to stay. Tess I know will stay with Lucy, don’t ask me why, but I know. In fact, with the exception of Daisy, just about every female character is probably going to stick by Lucy. In fact, more people might just join the table to fill the void Mike and his followers leave behind. Also, I know that Sandy is only trying to help Mike, but she’s only accentuating his malleability, and she clearly comes from an unstable history, and she’s clingy to the one part of her life that makes sense. She’s overprotective, and doesn’t see how people usually go about day to day give-and-take friendships. To see proof-of-purchase, look at Sam and Freddie’s relationship in iCarly. The hated each other at first, the female was constantly abusing the male verbally and physically, four season later, BOOM! Dating. This is how life works. IE, making no sense whatsoever. You learn to live with it. I forgot what I was talking about. Where am I?

TheWorstAstronomer December 9, 2011, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #198047

No! No, please god, no! Noooooo! I know you have a grudge, and Lucy sorta deserves it, but Holy Captain Falcon Cockpunch! Way past uncool.

DeValt & Whittaker December 9, 2011, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #198048

Reminds me of Durarara with the parasite comment.

It’ll be interesting to see how this goes down.

birds December 9, 2011, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #198049

Well, Mike’s officially a coward. Talking himself into leaving because he’s afraid of his own feelings and tearing her down in the way he knows will hurt the most.

Course, he’s deluding himself. If he actually is taking the time to go through each friend and come up with an argument for why they’re going to join him and not Lucy, he doesn’t even truly believe that they will.

Sadly, Lucy probably won’t see through his petty little tantrum and just let him sink himself. No, she’ll probably pull away from the group herself to regain some measure of control in the only way she will feel she can.

I will laugh my keister off is Sandy breaks up with Mike when she visits. If she’s only visiting because she feels like she has to break up with him in person. Note that he was having fun with Lucy until he found out he was getting what he wanted from Sandy. He’s only turning on her now because he feels safe that he has one of them.

Coward.

AMT December 9, 2011, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #198050

You don’t have to look anywhere further than the fact Abbey is smiling in Mike’s fantasy. That just doesn’t happen. Guy is delusional.

Tychon23 December 9, 2011, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #198051

I can understand Mike wanting to set her straight, and I can even understand having a bit of guilty pleasures (revenge) here and there. But I think hes going a tad too far, its almost sickening. I just hope this doesn’t end REALLY bad for those two, or maybe the whole cast. D:

Sandvich December 9, 2011, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #198052

Oh it IS an adorable toy!! it must be a parasite bent on feeding of the love and affection from all the adoration it will receive from its owners! :D
but besides that, the story has now reached a brilliant and long awaited climax! what will happen next? o.o

Candy Corn Lover December 9, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #198053

mike just GTFO please, i too think in the beginning he was making a point, but then he’s simply bullying him, lucy could make physical damage, but no big injuries, but mike is making a huuuuuge psycological damage, wtf is he trying to do, traumatize her??.. sorry mike but you’re just a big idiot (trying not say anything vulgar)
BTW paulo with mike, don’t make me laugh, he will always support lucy even if he’s still with jazz, plus susan and tess would support her friend :D

Knight-K December 9, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #198054

Well, I’ll give Lucy some credit.
She hasn’t started crying yet.

Although, by now - I’d probably kick Mike in the “place where the sun dun’ shine” for being such an insensitive douche bag! Seriously. He obviously doesn’t know his or her friends that well. I think it’s cause he’s letting his own hatred for Lucy cloud his judgement, but that’s no excuse. She’s stopped hanging around him, so what’s the problem? Is it really worth destroying her life just so you could be with your silly little girlfriend who doesn’t know you’re an insensitive douche bag? Mike doesn’t deserve either of them. Mad Lucy

Oh Augustus! Please, come my faithful feline - and give Lucy some sugar before she ends up claiming her life! Because honestly, if not Paulo - then at least Augustus will be there for her - since we all know that everybody else already hates him. ;)

It’s bound to happen eventually. :/
Though, I’m starting to worry that Lucy’s gonna become the new ‘Tess’ of the series. Course, that’s just me.

Irenezelle December 9, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #198055

Woah. Mike’s right! If he leaves they WILL follow. So long as Daisy follows, his theory will work.

NITWITT December 9, 2011, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #198056

H~uh. You can sorta see Lucy’s mind snapping in two, panel 5. The eyes say it all.

/trv/ December 9, 2011, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #198057

oh god I think I could feel my heart smashing into pieces for Lucy. This is horrible! At this point I don’t know if Mike would be able to go any further than this. I know that he is a good person and all, hopefully that would stop him from doing any more damage to her than this. Mike pretty much just landed a nuke onto Lucy even though e had already broke her. Beating on a dead horse much Mike. Way too much of an over kill.

AmberPhoenix December 9, 2011, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #198058

Well… on the bright side she’s still got Sue?

Ravux December 9, 2011, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #198059

Lucy was a jerk before but she never tried to remove Mike’s friends…

And it’s like that’s what he wants. He’s bluntly said nobody loves her and that she’s nothing but a parasite…

but obviously he;s still mad about the rebound. So I do think these feelings are from the fact he thinks Lucy’s love was false and he was all around a security blanket. Which we know to an extent is true but there was some feeling behind it… or was there? Maybe we should take a closer look at Lucy’s side of the broken heart.

AND THE FIGURINE IS STILL FRIGGIN CUTE! <3

Jax December 9, 2011, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #198060

OMG mike’s a bigger ***-whipe than i thought i wanna kick him in the face Furious Abbey

thers limits to everything and he just broke them like by a 1000 :nope:

kagura December 9, 2011, 12:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #198061

Too far Mike! Not to mention you aren’t friends with Daisy. I mean look at your reaction to her following you in panel 1! You’re all “meh whatever” and Daisy is all doe-eyed and fawning over you. You’re taking her for granted!

Also, is Mike trying to get Lucy to kill herself? It’s starting to look like that. I hope that Lucy can bring herself to ask Daisy or Paulo for help, rather than retreating into her feelings.

Georginorx December 9, 2011, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #198062

On another note, I know how a lot of people and I believe too, that most of the cast, maybe all will stick with Lucy. But, I wonder, do any of them ever interact with her that much as of late? Seems like when shes at the table, she just sits there gloomy while Mike and everyone else is talking it up and having a good time.
Scratch that, shes hanging with Augustus at lunch everyday, she barely hangs at the table now. :O

Sandvich December 9, 2011, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #198063

Chellby I couldn’t agree more.

Lucy may have hurt Mike a lot in the past, but it was never in the malicious way that he’s acting right now. When Lucy threw Mike a punch, it wasn’t to see him down and to revel in his pain the way he is at this moment. It’s as if, now that he’s seen her down, he just can’t stop.

Skygaze December 9, 2011, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #198064

@Taeshi Oh, look at panel six. The eye and the brow cross over eachother on Luce’s face. Miniscule, but, eh. Everything else is sparkling.

/trv/ December 9, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #198065

Taking it a little too far there, Mike, but **** if I don’t respect him for speaking his mind.

What all of you folk screaming and frothing at the mouth in your decrying of his behaviour gotta realise, is that he’s just given as good as he’s gotten. No psychological trauma given out by Lucy? Yeah, I’m sure anyone can blow off countless insults and rejection confusion for almost a decade.

Nice knee-jerk, guys.

SushiJaguar December 9, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #198066

The day she realizes she doesn’t need to hang around with jerks, the comic is over, so surely there is more plot to happen. But I would definitely quit off friendship after this much of bollocks have been said. I just hope Lucy realizes this. I’m for Lucy, no matter who she is with.

crazymetalraptor December 9, 2011, 12:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #198067

We shall see Mikey boy. We shall see :nope:

TheMysteriousMan December 9, 2011, 12:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #198068

Honestly, I don’t think Daisy would just abandon Lucy. Even if their not really friends, and I kind of think they are especially after Daisy planned a surprise sleep over for Lucy, completely abandoning Lucy after being hurt by Mike doesn’t seem like her.

Also, I wonder why it doesn’t occur to Mike that, after Daisy, the people who he claim will follow him won’t be with him for Mike himself, but because they like someone else who is ‘following him’.

Osa December 9, 2011, 12:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #198069

I mean, he has a point and a right to be angry… but damn, this is over doing it…
I have people i really hate but I’m not sure i could really break em like this…. i don’t like where this chapter is going….

Noble_6 December 9, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #198070

WHY MIKE, WHY! agh, you pierce my heart being that mean to Lucy!

Wolf December 9, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #198071

OHHHHHH that one was a bit overboard tho…That’s when girls go and O.D. on the meds in the cabinet or something…Bad mikey…BAD…

Akela December 9, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #198072

YEAH MIKE WOOO

BREAK DAT HEART

Snoregore December 9, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #198073

Calling her a parasite went too far.. 8c;;

Poor Lucy looks like she’s going to throw up.

Mike you took it too far bro, it’s okay to not like someone. But don’t completely rip them to pieces in one night like this.. D:

Milly December 9, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #198074

*hurk*…. is she gonna upchuck? o.O

Sethorien December 9, 2011, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #198075

watch one of Mike’s siblings or parents come in XD
oooh, the awkwardness…

Sandvich December 9, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #198076

“9pm, time to break Lucy’s heart.”

Baeleox December 9, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #198077

D:

Mikaro December 9, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #198078

I think that (not that anyone wanted her to) Lucy now knows what Tess went through, albeit different situations. :(

Emily B. December 9, 2011, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #198079

What Mike is saying is not what is saddest, but what the underlying meaning is.

Nobody hates someone else this much. They only hate themselves this much. Ultimately, Mike’s lashing out at Lucy like this is a projection of his own attitude about, well, Mike. His vision of who everyone would follow is clearly based on flawed information, also obvious from his presenting conjecture as fact. Mike might hate Lucy, but he hates himself even more.

PhycoKrusk December 9, 2011, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #198080

no, that’s it. that is beyond… this is disgusting. Mike is disgusting. this is beyond rock-bottom low. i wanted to gibe him the benefit of the doubt, I really really did, but this is final. I have lost all respect. even that tiny bit of respect I give all people good and bad just as a humane human thing. this inexcusable. nothing, no-one, is deserving of this. also, those top panels reek of how self-centered he has become. “DAISY ADORES ME.” oh, so now she’s your little puppydog? Paulo would never leave Lucy, I’m sure of it. and I think Daisy would know better and see what;s going on and that this is wrong. Abby will side with Daisy, but he’s also a good guy, so I don’t think he’d abandon Lucy either, especially since she hasn’t really done anything just blatantly purposefully wrong. David will stick with Paulo ofcourse. because he’s a true blue friend.
LUCY ALSO NEVER SAID SHE OWNED HIM. she just meant she’s sure Paulo is her friend. and unlike Mike, he truly is. :\
SHE ALSO NEVER USED HIM AS A REBOUND.


I SYMPATHIZED WITH HIM FOR A VERY LONG TIME. I stretched, and said, technically he caused Lucy’s distance and insecurity, but I thought maybe he hadn’t meant to, he was just young and didn’t realize, so I tried to be nice, and see where he could be coming from. I even tried to let it go that he was dragging the grudge out to such silly and ridiculous extents.
but this. there is ABSOLUTELY //////NO//////// excuse for this. by ANY stretch of the imagination with ANY ridiculous amount of grace. I’m disappointed in Mike. :\ I thought he could be better than this….

my only comfort is that he is so sure of himself, and he’s going to get a major, well-needed reality check soon when the friends don’t come bounding after him as if he were the greatest shizz in the world. I’m almost 90% they would not do this to Lucy……. :\
I HATE HIM. I really do. I don’t wish him eternal hell, still. but I will never be able to respect him again. and I do desperately wish him a significant time of loneliness now more than ever. just so he realizes. how big-headed he’s become, how self-centered, how selfish, how heartless… and how true a friend Lucy really was….

I predict… I hope… I beg… that he will be totally abandoned, and Lucy will come back, the true friend she is, and be there for him.
ofcourse knowing him, he will say she’s just taking the opportune chance to take advantage of him and make herself look good…. :\
I so hoped he would not sink this low….

this is sad, more than anything else. sad for Lucy, but pathetically sad for Mike. I do not feel bad for what he is hopefully soon to get, as he did ask for it, and I’m sure it won’t hurt anything but his ego, which could use it,
but I do feel sad for him in the sense that… this is just pathetic…. sadly pathetic…. I tried to say neither was in the wrong… but Mike has crossed over into the wrong now, and I can no longer deny it or give him the benefit…. he is simply, completely, 110% in the wrong… nothing could back this up unless you were being blatantly ignorant and biased….. this is sad…. :\

even if there is some underlying meaning that is actually directed at himself and simply taken out on her… this is just…. beyond….
n0-one should EVER be used as a human punching bag, verbally, mentally, or physically, not even the worst of the worst people.
and for the record, when I say Physical I mean serious cold-hearted physical, not Lucy’s type of physical.

just died a little inside December 9, 2011, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #198081

You know… Mike has been a cold hearted bitch who cant do **** but take everything out on one person. I know what it feels like. Go **** yourself Mike.

Aaron North December 9, 2011, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #198082

@Emily B.
heh, I never thought of it like that, the same hatred being emitted to her, except its all concentrated into one really ticked off Korat D:

Sandvich December 9, 2011, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #198083

I don’t think I can read this comic anymore… seeing such a drastic decharacterization almost made me sick to my stomach.

Sad December 9, 2011, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #198084

talk about twisting the knife, and Mike is vainly counting on the assumption that people are going to see things from his point of view. Daisy may follow but that may cause issues between her and Abby. of course Paulo would never leave Lucy, he may be close to Daisy but he would never let Lucy be lonely.

this outburst from Mike is only going to push Lucy to Augustus and his sinister plans. oh, my sweet wicked Augustus :love:

sen December 9, 2011, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #198085

He’s staking it all on Daisy! Idunno, after seeing all the girls’ reactions and hatred towards Mike turning down Lucy, I don’t think Daisy will be so easy to sway if she hears about how Mike isn’t being the amazing kind guy she thinks he is…

Dragnite December 9, 2011, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #198086

Mike’s on a roll, couldn’t stop now if he wanted to.

spidren December 9, 2011, 12:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #198087

…You know what…I bet you ANYTHING, Sandy is going to come for that visit. she’s going to see all the **** her boyfriend has pulled and dump his ***. She will, because he’s not the same “Maishul” she fell in love with. Granted Sandy doesn’t like Lucy for what she did but I’m sure Sandy NEVER told Mike to completely break Lucy.
What he’s doing is just not right. Lucy is a good person and the abuse that she had done to him was already been noted and apologized for, and he UNDERSTOOD her true intentions even when she was bad to him.
point being is that Sandy isn’t going to see this dark side of her little Maishul and she is not going to be happy about it.
I think anyway

Rococo December 9, 2011, 12:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #198088

Parasite? I realize she’s harsh, but a parasite of all things? I didn’t realize wanting and enjoying the company of others, a fundamental part of any sentient, social creature’s life, constituted parasitism.

Rakshiv December 9, 2011, 12:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #198089

Uh… hehe, okay Taeshi. We’re done ripping on Lucy’s soul now right ?… No?! This some kinda sick sick joke?! And Mike, for christs sake! You’re making her vomit! D:

MikeShadow (No Relation) December 9, 2011, 12:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #198090

… As I convince myself I do not hate him, merely disapprove of his actions, he does this and completely unhinges my certainty. I am not sure that I can even file this under “overreaction.” It’s more spiteful than anything.

He may be certain of this outcome, but I am not so sure at all. After all, Abbey has a head on him and HE at least will see, and though that won’t do very good for his relationship with Daisy I cannot see Abbey being nice to Mike if he knew about this. As for Paulo… Daisy or Lucy…. I would think Lucy.

And by god, I can understand why he thinks this is necesary, but I like him less by the page. No, he won’t be alone. But he’ll be lonelier than he thinks.

… wait….



Oh. Writing this, I’ve realized something. Lucy won’t tell. Mike won’t tell. Haley doesn’t know anyone….

It might just be that Lucy doesn’t show up to class for the next week and then abruptly avoids everyone at school besides Augustus, with nobody the wiser on what happened.

And if Augustus truly is the antihero or if he truly is the double agent he’s suspected of being, we will find out.

Lucy (god I’m talking to fictional characters again…), you are not alone. You will NEVER be alone. Mike has become an ***-hat, he lies. He. LIES.

Don’t give in to despair.

Biblioholic December 9, 2011, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #198091

i hate mike -__-

Mew December 9, 2011, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #198092

It would be really funny to watch Mike’s plan crash and freakin burn. Cuz at this point he’s making blind assumptions and assuming everyone has the same motives as him (even though he JUST said that everyone judged him by his treatment of Lucy. I bet this will continue).

JOO ARE BLINDED BY HATRED GRASSHOPPA MIKE!

Dragnite December 9, 2011, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #198093

I really hate to respond to your long comment with a short one like this, “just died a little inside”, but Lucy definitely used Paulo as a rebound. Another Shoulder was ALL about that.

Random Internet Loser December 9, 2011, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #198094

And then Augustus takes advantage of her crippled state, and molds her into a goon to take down “green-eyes”, as a part of the ‘Master Plan’ D:
Or I’m miles off and my assumption of what will happen next is stupid :P

Sandvich December 9, 2011, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #198095

Gee I never knew Mike was actually Andrew Ryan.

“‘NO’ SAYS THE MAN IN WASHINGTON! IT BELONGS TO THE RICH” or however the line goes.

Anyone else remember how ****** all their friends were when he turned her down? Yeah they’re not going anywhere. He needs to get off his ****ing high horse.

Rjpoofy December 9, 2011, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #198096

Yeah.. this was totally called for.

Countdown people, 9 more pages and then we can be done with what has quickly become the worst chapter of BCB.

Trace December 9, 2011, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #198097

YEAH OKAY MIKE

Lena December 9, 2011, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #198098

well, this just shows mike is spineless, if he is truly a ‘male’ then he would grow a fricken pair and deal with the pain, hes just a loser cause he cant take the heat from a female, i mean seriously, hes all “boo hoo” and what not, and hes running away from a ‘girl’ the heck

JSossamon December 9, 2011, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #198099

@ Biblioholic

How will Mike get everyone to leave Lucy without talking about this (one sided) fight?

Dragnite December 9, 2011, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #198100

@Random Internet Loser
I gotta agree with ya, she jumped on the barrel of the “Paulo Express” as soon as things went down hill with Mike, I’d hate to admit it, but she clung to that devilishly handsome Somali :P

Sandvich December 9, 2011, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #198101

I also love how he bases it all soul-ly on the fact that he thinks Daisy will inevitably follow him like a lovesick adoring puppydog. HELL NO. I think Daisy is better than that… I hope she’s better than that….

I also agree with Sad….
this drastic completely different person thing has killed me a little inside.
it’s sickening how much this resembles one of my past relationships…. I’m always afraid something like this will happen again…. I know people change…. but this is just ridiculous….

and I do not understand how, WHY, Mike would ever pretend to be someone’s bestfriend….. much less Lucy…. :\
anyone who really pays attention to her without some silly biased thing can easily see what a loving and innocent, sweet, kind-hearted character she really is under all those safety precautions that were triggered so far back….. it’s also painful to see anyone whose life has been turned into something like that…… :\

just died a little inside December 9, 2011, 12:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #198102

Lucy, GIVE THE **** UP ON HIM!
(And start being a good peson for change.)

Emy December 9, 2011, 12:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #198103

A girlfriend of mine once had a relationship like this, except they were actually dating around freshman year of high school. They used to roughhouse all the time. Eventually they broke up but stayed friends, with her occasionally beating on him for fun out of habit, and he always laughed it off. They were good friends, and he’d be a liar if he claimed that he never messed around back (never truly struck her, was normally just wrestling).

Eventually that guy got a new girlfriend. The new girl wasn’t concerned about his safety like Sandy is for Mike, just unbelievably jealous of how close he was with the other girl. So girlfriend put the idea in his head that my friend’s punches on him were abuse, even though she made up for it by listening to his problems and telling him what a great guy he was. She really supported him.

Long story short, the guy did to my friend the exact thing that Mike is doing to Lucy. This is absolutely killing me to read, remembering that. This is pure, raw, verbal abuse. It’s not okay, even if it happens once, just like how you only need to be beat once for something to be physical abuse. She was so broken after he did this to her, it took a couple of YEARS to just get her to think she was worth something again. He convinced her that everyone hated her even though we didn’t.

Taeshi, please don’t let this play out to be a true scenario, her friends ditching her. I’m so afraid that that’s what’s going to happen due to the major drama factor of this comic right now. You’re an amazing story teller, this whole thing makes me feel SO many emotions. I’m just praying for Lucy that she doesn’t get something even worse than what my friend did.

Random Guest December 9, 2011, 12:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #198104

Seriously, I’m just done with this comic if Mike doesn’t snap out of it or get hit by a bus. Ugh.

Paradox December 9, 2011, 12:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #198105

Alright, up until a couple of pages ago, I was still fine with Mike. Now, he’s really turned into a huge jerk. Some of the stuff he said may have been true, but he doesn’t need to stretch it out like this. I really hope Lucy doesn’t do something bad after this… I feel so horrible for her. :(


And the part about Paulo was really, really uncalled for, Micheal.

Flara December 9, 2011, 12:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #198106

I must say that I love Paulo’s style on the 7th panel. It’s kinda sonic-ish

Emy December 9, 2011, 12:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #198107

Wow, that is pretty much all I can say. Its one thing to stand up for yourself, its another to play on someones fears and emotions. Mental abuse is so much worse then physical, in my mind anyway. Mike has taken this way to far, he his riding the adrenalin rush of hate and rage. He is doing more damage then she ever did.

I am scared for Lucy, I can see this going bad..very bad. Though on the same token I am hopeful for her. I want her to stand up and prove to him that she is tougher then he thinks. I want her to hold onto the progress she has made and maybe leave the table herself instead.

I also think that Mike is fooling himself. Just because he hates her doesn’t mean that all their friends do. When it gets out that he hurt Lucy like this I think people will begin to see Mike in a new light. I think this will all backfire and he will be sitting ad the lunch table by himself.

I don’t believe that Sandy meant for him to take it this far. I’m thinking that Mike has twisted and contorted everything by his deep held anger. Though she isn’t totally to blame she was the one who started it.

Nightcrystal December 9, 2011, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #198108

@Dragnite

The way he’s going about it, Lucy will run before they get a chance to proove they won’t choose him. He doesn’t have to talk about this unless Lucy brings it up. He can just straight lie.

I wouldn’t guess him to be above it, now.

Biblioholic December 9, 2011, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #198109

….. I officially….. without a doubt…. absolutely despise Mike. Mad Lucy Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Mad Lucy Mad Lucy Furious Abbey

He’s such a damn hypocrite for tell Lucy all that…. I hope he dies… In a fire… With no one to help him at all…. Mad Lucy

That’s how much I hate Mike right now…

Lucy, just so you know, you still have fans who support you! You’re not alone……. I hope she doesn’t end up alone. ;_;

Guest D December 9, 2011, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #198110

I’m breaking my habit of just lurking to say this:

I hope she vomits all over him and then walks (runs?) out. If she does end up suddenly leaving I suspect there might be a prolonged period of Lucy wandering/getting lost in the snow, followed by a dramatic search and rescue.

hiddentwilight December 9, 2011, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #198111

It’s weird to think maybe 5minutes ago in the story they were acting friendly again and playing video games together…

Rainey December 9, 2011, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #198112

@Random Internet Loser @Sandvich
NO. :|
just flipping no. it was not. do you remember the end? Oaulo offers himself to her, practically hands himself over to her, and SHE rejects HIM. she tells him she’s still not okay right now ( or something to that effect ) and tells him she DOESN’T WANT TO HURT HIM. even though he was WILLING. that is not a rebound. that is a guy you deeply care about, who you consider an incredibly close friend, who you’d love to be more with, but don’t, because you’re not over the last hurt and you don’t want to risk using him as a rebound. THIS IS EXACTLY WHY SHE REJECTED HIM. BECAUSE HE WAS //NOT// A REBOUND TO HER.
please pay attention to the whole story.
it’s obvious that Paulo would be an “easy target” if that’s all she wanted. if that’s all she wanted, she would have gone after him. but she DIDN’T. because that’s NOT what she wants.

just died a little inside December 9, 2011, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #198113

Man are like the other chapters erased from Mike’s memories?

Confrontation anyone? Lucy got her butt kicked for him!
She tried to save him from drowning.
She was there for you after Sandy left and she was always there and what you do? Try to pretend she was Sandy =\
Not to mention all the girls backed her up when she told Mike her feelings.
Sue put them in her play to get them to be together.
Daisy tried to get them to talk to each other again.

If anything, they’ll TRY to keep you from leaving the group Mike cause that’s just uncalled for.

I mean yeah the rebound thing was.. eh. But that was like.. what? A Day? And she didn’t do anything with him? Some rebound.

Nara December 9, 2011, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #198114

Parasite?


Ouch.

pearlcrox December 9, 2011, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #198115

okay lets see here… gonna try to see this from both sides… so lets start with Mike….

Mike: Known Lucy since kindergarten, knows of her mental insecurities, helped create said instabilities, in a relationship with a girl who doesn’t like Lucy’s constant “abuse”(i’m always going to put abuse in quotes because to some people its full out assault, and to others its the product of emotional instabilities incurred at an early age), Mike doesn’t like Sandy being sad at all, so he tries to avoid any contact with Lucy at all, Lucy persists in attempts at friendship, response is to break friendship completely, Lucy still persists, deal a low blow to emotional instability he has extensive knowledge of to drive her off for good.

next is Lucy: Suffers from emotional instabilities incurred at an early age due to the complete alienation she suffered in kindergarten when neither the boys or girls wanted to play with her, friends with mike since early childhood, socially awkward in a sense, hides her true self behind a facade of toughness due to fear of rejection, Loves Mike, tries to change simply to be his friend again, rejected at every turn, in return for her persistence in trying to be friends with mike she is ignored, continues to persist, Mike tells her he hates her with every fiber of his being, tells her she was never a true friend, says he’s leaving the table, and then just for good measure details how she will lose most of her friends when he does, hitting her right in the emotional instability he helped cause, which from this page looks like it hit so hard she’s actualy about to throw up.

And finally, Sandy(I really don’t have much for her but hey, might as well list her with the rest of the people in this mess of relationships):In a relationship with mike, doesn’t know anything about Lucy’s mental issues as they never come up in her and mikes conversations, doesn’t understand why Mike stands for the abuse(because she doesn’t know anything about Lucy >.>) and believes the only reason why he might put up with it is if he secretly loves her, so mike in an attempt to dash these doubts from her mind, tries to break things off with Lucy, anything else said would be conjecture.

So I can see Mikes train of thought here, and honestly, I don’t blame him for trying to break things off with Lucy, however, at times he goes a bit far, and with this most recent page, he might as well have dug his own grave, and put the nails in the coffin as far as some fans and characters in the story are concerned. And then there’s Lucy’s point of view where all she really wants to do is get their friendship back, even if it’s not the exact same, she’s willing to change to have this friendship back, only to have her hopes destroyed over and over again. Even looking at both sides of it, I still find it hard to side with mike simply because of the way he handles things. There are far better ways to break off a friendship than simply starting to ignore the other person one day. And this Explosion right here is just… a bit over the top. Taking something i saw in the comments for this page, he’s long past the blind rage stage, and is obviously calm enough to know the effect of what he’s saying and still continues his hate rant. It’s just going too far with it in my opinion.

Now, I realize taht there are spelling mistakes in this, and some of the thoughts might not seem to flow together perfectly, but you also must realize I was up at around 5am this morning, its now about 1am, and I have to “get up” in 4 hours. Despite that, I’m pretty sure i’ve managed to get the point across… Wall of text :/ because i’m incapable of responding any other way apparently… *done*
Edit: jeez… it’s even bigger than i thought…

Gira156 December 9, 2011, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #198116

@Sandvich One thing. From that entire post, you could find fault with one thing.

Who the **** cares? He got one thing wrong. Wasn’t paying attention.

RandomInternetLoser makes other good points.

Biblioholic December 9, 2011, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #198117

I actually called Mike’s reasoning as a possible outcome… but now I’m sure that won’t happen. http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/ tumblr_ltfa9kGESl1r4hqsro1_1280.jpg? AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=132349 5501&Signature=DPjlHJ1OMbePDffCn%2FOV5Qv5PxY%3D
I provided that link to show that Mike’s reasoning makes sense. Sort of.

Provided the conditions, however, I don’t think everything would go according to his plan. If they all knew anyways. If Paulo knew what was going on, I don’t think he would leave Lucy alone… which means David would be there too. If Daisy knew, she’d probably be disgusted as well… since they all were mad at Mike for not loving Lucy back…. so he’d be alone…. but I doubt Lucy would tell anyone since she seems really down now.

This will probably just start an arc with Lucy and Augustus if anything, which will probably lead to her being more depressed since Augustus doesn’t seem to really like her hanging around him all the time…. but then again, she seems really comfortable with him anyways… You know what? Lucy might tell Augustus what happens, and that might set the whole drama fight… and Mike would be all alone. Due to him being such an *******. And somehow Sandy would find out and dump him. Then Lucy will feel bad and try to get him back as a friend. :/ I don’t really like Mike right now though, so I hope she doesn’t.

omgfruits December 9, 2011, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #198118

Lucy Won’t Be Alone !! >:,I
I just… I just can’t believe you You Jerkface!.

Leen619 December 9, 2011, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #198119

Looking at things from a more objective point of view, Mike’s plan more-or-less depends on Daisy, much more so than on Paulo. Paulo could care less about Mike, David follows Paulo, and Abbey would consider Mike’s behavior lacking in the chivalry department. Daisy is the pivotal factor. She’s the kind of person who’d sit on the fence in this situation, wanting to just have everyone get along… and even though Daisy did (still does?) love Mike, she also looks out for Lucy’s well-being as a good friend (as seen by her “surprise” sleepover birthday party for Lucy a while back). Mike’s looking for a drama-less separation from Lucy, but that’s far from possible =|

Icing December 9, 2011, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #198120

A veces me siento como Lucy u.u.
Mike is such a jerk, Abey doesn’t like him, neither Paulo and what about Tess, Sue, Augustus, etc. They also count D: (sorry I don’t have a very god english)

Minona December 9, 2011, 12:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #198121

Actually, Paulo was a rebound. She went running straight to him and tried to **** him in order to feel better, if you recall. That’s the definition of rebound.

SushiJaguar December 9, 2011, 12:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #198122

@ NITWITT, that theory requires that Daisy, someone who (A) has a love who would -never- approve of this (seriously, even 5 words from Lucy to Abbey and he’d never speak to Mike again), and (B) Mike already sorta burned that bridge a while back. Even if they’re friends, that relationship is more than a bit awkward. Anyone else, feel free to correct me if I’m wrong, but the last big conversation between Mike and Daisy involved him saying she repulsed him for her behavior. Then Abby saved her and they hooked up while Mike was on vacation.

And even if he some how got Daisy to come along (I highly doubt Abraham would follow still, unless Mike felt like denying everything he’s said and Lucy felt like being quiet about it), there’s absolutely no chance in Hell that Paulo would ever abandon Lucy. No matter how much Mike’s changed towards her, thinking that he’d side with Mike just because Daisy did, I honestly can’t even imagine that. I really don’t think anyone could. Even if Paulo’s still with Jasmine and still likes Tess, him abandoning Lucy is impossible. Especially for Darth Mike. Again, feel free to call me out.

Although David is going to follow whoever Paulo follows. That still holds.

Honestly, Mike’s jump of character at this point, start of darkness understood and girlfriend being nice and all, is almost insane. You’d think Lucy killed someone Mike knew at this point. I still think it’s unfair that Mike’s even allowed to go this far, considering the mutual bs they’ve given eachother, both the good bs and the bad bs. No one’s in the right (except maybe Sandy, unless you want to blame her like you’d blame a cloudy day on a terrorist attack, and that is indeed the analogy that comes to mind), but Mike’s gone too far since the I-Hate-You. Claiming that everyone is willing to just say no to Lucy and leave her alone is messed up.

Honestly, I haven’t seen someone act like this much of a jack-*** since Sasuke Uchiha. YES, I FREAKING WENT THERE.

I’m still waiting to see how Lucy backs down from the conversation. How much of her sanity is left intact from Mike’s assault. Is she going to simply break down? Is she going to cry? Is she going to go angry? Is she going to go emo? Is she going to go evil? I wanna know how our girl-kitty’s thinking. Although that she’s been mearly showing shock at each of Mike’s Attacks and attempts to continue the conversation is almost insanely strong of her. I’d have probably asked to leave, then started crying outside and gotten lost in the snow.

I do wonder about the many what-if comics at this point. ‘cause there’s a lot of fuel for them.

A) Disaster Dominios v2.
B) Mike Wins and Lucy’s Abandoned to Augustus
v1] Lucy Goes Evil
v2] Lucy Goes Weak
C) Mike Draws and the Table is Divided
D) Mike Loses
v1] Mike Goes Evil
v2] Mike Disappears
v3] Mike Goes Repentant
E) Lucy desperately tries to earn at least Mike’s friendship back

and so on and so forth…

Hell, now I wonder where the section is for Bittersweet Candy Bowl Fan Fics….

And of fan reactions, so far, while the previous pages have been divided, I see all of 3 people that say things that support Mike. Out of a hundredish. Probably more so when I post this comment… Taeshi, this was really in your plot? Mike hating on Lucy like this? Were you expecting everyone to hate him, too? Dear lord I’ll look back on this page and wonder how it went from here to whatever happens next…

Anonymous One December 9, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #198123

Mike’s words were too harsh. Furious Abbey I understand everyone has emotions, but those REALLY crossed the line. I hope she punches him or says something that really hurts him before she leaves. :P

ComatoseSkunk December 9, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #198124

I FEEL SO BAD FOR LUCY NOW I MUST BUY THE FIGURE

Sonata December 9, 2011, 12:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #198125

Bitch wanna get castrated? Cuz bitch gonna get castrated.

Really though, Mike has taken this too far. Telling Lucy he hates her? Understandable. Saying he would move to a different table? Again, understandable. But now…it’s like he WANTS her to try and kill herself. Mike’s actions are simply too mean to be justified anymore. Words hurt.

I actually do like this chapter though. The comic needed a chapter where they could be blunt about their feelings, rather than leave almost everything to speculation, as some comics do.

Eveco December 9, 2011, 12:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #198126

Mike just went “a little” overboard…
*I enter comic*
*Punches Mike*
Me: SHE ISN’T A PARASITE ANYMORE!!!

Ice Shield December 9, 2011, 12:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #198127

It’s alright Lucy… I’ve been called “Cancer” before… I know how you feel -hug Lucy-.

Blue Sly December 9, 2011, 12:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #198128

I honestly never thought Mike would ever say something like this ,_,

Laufente December 9, 2011, 12:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #198129

This… this makes me sick to my stomach… ;-; The sandwhich I’m currently eating doesn’t taste right anymore either..! I.. I hope nothing horrid happens… Lucy’s going to be all alone, I wonder if she’s going to never go to school again….? Or… or worse… ;_;

Nyanko December 9, 2011, 12:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #198130

that…made my stomach hurt, like for reals…

HyperBallistic December 9, 2011, 12:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #198131

It really is tragic that Mike’s “solved” his problems with Lucy for the last few chapters by closing his eyes and plugging his ears and screaming GO AWAY as loud as he can. He doesn’t realize that Lucy was finally changing and trying to make herself a better person, and NOW he’s throwing her to the rocks without a second glance.

Equally tragic is that Lucy seems to be believing him. Her attachment to Mike is of course the big factor for that…

Most tragic of all? That Mike chose to forget the genuine fun times they were starting to have again!

He’s implying that Lucy doesn’t value or respect their friendship, but what on Earth is HE doing NOW??

I am NOT angry at Sandy. This is all garbage from a cranky cat, and it’s really breaking my heart. Miss Taeshi, you were right, this chapter’s a rough ride! I’m holding on to the hope that ultimately things will work out at the end of it all, that’s what’s keeping me reading… hope…

Ryuko December 9, 2011, 12:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #198132

Mike needs to be spanked.

ENTER MIKE’S MOM!

Eveco December 9, 2011, 12:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #198133

Also love how everyone thinks it’s ok for everyone else to try and bully and hate Mike into liking Lucy or for not loving her back, but when Mike doesn’t want to stand for the abuse anymore, he’s the bad guy? Start making sense and being realistic people. And if Lucy tries to toss something in his face, he has every right to toss it back in hers. So yes, she is getting what she deserves by trying to force their already awkward growing friendship ever since she told him AFTER he decided to be more committed to Sandy and you have his friends trying to push them together via the play.

Zo December 9, 2011, 12:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #198134

also@Giara156
technically speaking, while she didn’t have many friends, she didn’t get distant till after Mike accidentally abandoned her. >.< so he kindof brought it on himself. therefore I can’t wrong either of them for that.
because Mike caused it, therefore I cannot wrong Lucy, but ( I don’t think, at least, I hope I’m correct in thinking… ) Mike did not abandon and then use her on purpose, he was just a little kid and didn’t realize till after the damage was done. so if that’s the case, I can’t wrong him either.


but this. this page. I can 110% wrong him for. and I’m actually sad about that :\

just died a little inside December 9, 2011, 12:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #198135

That minisite was the best advertisement for a figurine that I have ever seen. Those videos were just amazing.

EliqueStudios December 9, 2011, 12:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #198136

you little whiny eggin manwhore. Mikey this has gone to far. for the love of all that is good and holy. GO TO HELL. you may come back when and only when, you are nice again… I don’t want to sound so childish BUT come on i have only met retarded teenage girls who hold grudges for this long. Hey over it and drink some hot coco with Lucy. Maybe and i really do mean maybe… Lucy will apoligize to not only you (which you havent excepted) but to Sandy as well. and then you can walk in on the two of them drinkin delicious hot coco and decoratin a lil’ christmas tree or something. that would be such beautiful and delicious irony. I am not mad at sandy i only anger with Mike. …….. dot dot dot fricken awkward silence dot. :l

lemme sleep plz December 9, 2011, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #198137

that would be the point were i kick him in the teeth Furious Abbey

dying light December 9, 2011, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #198138

I wonder what mike expects to gain from breaking Lucy. I reckon he’s a bit of a ***** (no pun intended) to be honest… How hard would it be to have told lucy that her behaviour was being problematic earlier on? how hard would it be for Mike to ask her to stop reacting so aggressively? To try and destroy her with no warning is pretty cold.

I’m sure Sandy would not want Mike to do this even if she didn’t like Lucy because of her ‘abusive’ treatment of Mike. When Sandy comes…. and if she ever meets Lucy and finds her a broken suicidal mess… I hope she slaps him across the face screaming “WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO HER?”… and then dump him.

Have Mike sit in a corner and whimper like the gutless wuss he is.

Delta December 9, 2011, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #198139

Eeyup, Mike is definitely blind, there is no way that his logic would work at all, and he is too blind to even noticed that his friends like Lucy more than him at this moment. Instead he would be the one that would be alone and not Lucy, and I am waiting for that moment to happen. He is starting to act like a bully towards Lucy….wait…. bully?…. ! …. I think dictator Abbey would have a relevance in the story after all. Also OMG! A LUCY FIGURINE!! THAT IS SO AWESOME /)^3^(\ !!! …. *ahem* …. sorry… I couldn’t control myself -_-;

Darf14 December 9, 2011, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #198140

oh dear this is so cruel D: but I actually think Mike is partially wrong…He’s destroying her with lies. Maybe Daisy will prefer going with Mike, specially if he convince her with his argument of “Lucy’s not a real friend, she has always been a bitch with you” and actually Lucy never treated Daisy with any respect and have never been nice with her…but we can’t forget Mike have been rude with her too. Also he’s wrong if he thinks Paulo doesn’t love Lucy…he does, in a romantic or friendly way, and it has been proved that he likes Lucy more than Jasmine. Also Sue is always there for Lucy too. He’s wrong Lucy…your friends do love you.

Effie December 9, 2011, 12:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #198141

there is a flaw in mike’s logic. Lucy repeats this conversation to anyone, and he will lose a whole bunch of friends.

Darkdrake December 9, 2011, 1:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #198142

Lucy has been really mean to Mike in the past but I think he’s taking this a little too far… D:

n December 9, 2011, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #198143

For the record, Mike. Daisy isn’t yours either. Don’t assume she’ll stay with you.

Sabe December 9, 2011, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #198144

Mike’s logic is flawed, this would obviously cause a commotion at the table if he brings up the reason why he is leaving, the real reason. But even then I can’t imagine any of them following him.

But I guess it’s fair to say he is riled up so he probably has no clue what he is talking about, it happens to some people I guess.

Anonymous December 9, 2011, 1:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #198145

Another note…. Notice how they were getting along this chapter? It was going well until Sandy was brought up. Remember how Sandy was like “Do you like her?” He’s probably doing this to Lucy to prove to Sandy that he doesn’t like her… Otherwise, he wouldn’t have a problem with her. He would blissfully ignore Lucy’s presence while Sandy was around, and become her friend again when Sandy left. :/

omgfruits December 9, 2011, 1:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #198146

@SushiJaguar
first, she also has come to consider Paulo her friend.
she just found out her entire childhood is a lie. sorry, I’d find that traumatizing too. she needed a friend to talk to, Paulo understands her best, seems like a grand fit to me. :|
then she lost it. for like ten seconds. only for like ten seconds though, I mean seriously. once she snapped out of it, we saw where her feelings were at, and they were, that she cared about him, but did not want to hurt him. therefore, once she was back in a reasonable state of mind, she rejected him. :|

just died a little inside December 9, 2011, 1:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #198147

Someone is going to D-I-E…

Scid December 9, 2011, 1:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #198148

*heart breaks*
Oh Lucy, Sweetheart… I still love you. ono

Mike’s just being misguided by some bitch who won’t even take the time of day to remember your name. She doesn’t understand from your side of the story…
xzzx
Oh God, I would love for a twist where none of their friends follow Mike to the new table; they all stay with Lucy!

DFD December 9, 2011, 1:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #198149

It’s as if he’s paying her back for all the things that she did to him all in one day. man he’s really laying on the **** isn’t he. Geez mike. you should’ve shut up when you said “I hate you”

meleeman December 9, 2011, 1:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #198150

wooooowwwwww
ok Mikey here is the thing
Daisy yes i understand but Paulo no
just wooww this is gonna blow up in his face sooo bad

Mike has a thorn in his foot and its making him act a little off

Voice December 9, 2011, 1:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #198151

Mikes a moron. No one is going to blindly follow him and abandon lucy. I guarantee his plan will bacfire because everyone will find out about his evil plan and leave him instead. We wont see mike for a while…..i hope

2Cents December 9, 2011, 1:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #198152

OOOHH SNAP, whelp there goes my “he wants to be a loner” theorem. anyways, this is getting nuts and i know nuts (yeah i know what that sounds like, get your mind out of the gutter) Well now i gotta guess the split, i dunno though. depends on if he just leaves and they follow or if he coerces them into following, i mean he has a nasty bit of intel that could drive them from lucy.

strider December 9, 2011, 1:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #198153

Before Mike was just severing his ties with Lucy. Now? He’s purposefully smashing the last of her mental stability and ******* on the remains.

I hope Sandy finds out about this. Even if she’s too in love with him to break it off with him she’s better off nowing that this ******* is her boyfriend.

Wolf December 9, 2011, 1:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #198154

Okay at this point Mike is being a spiteful dick.

Minty Lime Green December 9, 2011, 1:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #198155

@Darkdrake

Pride won’t let her do that, and insecurity makes his cold lies more persuasive. Mike KNOWS that this won’t ever be spoken about from Lucy by choice.

And, people, think.

WHO IS GOING TO TELL THEM?! NOT MIKE. NOT LUCY. Lucy won’t talk to them anymore, Mike will lie like a lying liar out of his lie hole.

LIES. Lies will keep them with him. Lies will keep Sandy adoring him.

And the truth will destroy him, eventually. Not at first. But lies will eventually fail when even one takes them for suspicious. Paulo, Daisy, and Abbey are all smart (in paulo’s case, people smart). They won’t take this for granted.

I’m not angry anymore. I’m merely certain. Calm and certain.

Biblioholic December 9, 2011, 1:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #198156

@Zo
when did anyone try to bully/hate Mike into loving Lucy? O.o or do you mean some of the fans being ridiculous? also this isn’t just “not standing for” the “abuse” any more, this is above and beyond, and flatout low. Lucy has been incredibly mature and reasonable lately and this was not needed, particularly not to this heartless cruel extent. NO-ONE deserves this, and even Lucy was never THIS harsh.


also Lucy is just trying to mend things after she realized how distant she had been and how it had bothered him. and she has legitly been trying to mend it as FRIENDS, absolutely nothing more, and has been RESPECTING and even being HAPPY FOR HIM with the Sandy thing.

after she got the point that he was with Sandy, she stopped the “lovey” thing and just wanted to be friends.


——————————————-

and in general, this.
Before Mike was just severing his ties with Lucy. Now? He’s purposefully smashing the last of her mental stability and ❚❚❚❚❚❚❚ on the remains. ( from Wolf )

just died a little inside December 9, 2011, 1:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #198157

Between all that’s going on in this chapter and all the rage in the comments, the only thing I can think of is “Why is it that I never have enough popcorn?”

BeachSideCheese December 9, 2011, 1:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #198158

THATS IT IM READY TO JUST SMACK THE F*** OUTTA MIKE NOW!!!

DarkFox December 9, 2011, 1:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #198159

Well. I am dumbstruck. I really, truly am. I knew Mike was turning into a jerk, but I really had no idea he was this sort of horrible.

Taeshi? I just want to say that you’re a writer of very compelling stories. Not since Chrono Trigger have I been this draw in to a story like this. This chapter… It’s something entirely different from the rest of the comics. It truly is.

Jessica U. Ingmann December 9, 2011, 1:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #198160

You know…
It kinda leaves me to wonder if all of Mike’s yelling in the previous pages would draw Haley’s attention.

Catnip December 9, 2011, 1:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #198161

WHY WOULDN’T PAULO LEAVE LUCY? Oh, I don’t know, it’s not like THEY’RE FRIENDS above everything else, or anything! Geez, Mike, just because you “pretended” to like Lucy doesn’t mean the rest of the world is like that too. That’s right, “pretended”. You were her friend first, saw all of her good qualities, and even liked her at some point. You still see her as a friend and you miss her, proven via video games!

Yes, you’re frustrated that Lucy has a ****** way of showing affection, but she calmed down since entering high school. And if she didn’t care about you, then she wouldn’t be the wreck she is right now. Yes, Lucy, was wrong in a lot of things, but she isn’t the terrible person you now think she is. She’s changed. And unfortunally, so have you Mike. Lucy, even though you care and are concerned about Mike, its time you stepped down; there’s nothing more you can do for him at this point, and the faster you realize this, the better. Let him take a break from you, since he desperately wants it, and continue on with your life, no matter how hard it will be. Don’t worry, he doesn’t know if you’ll be alone or not; he just thinks he does.

Woow, long rant, sorry. This page really got to me, though. I just hope that the friendship can still be saved later on.I mean, I don’t know how I feel about them as a couple, but I liked them as friends! And even though Mike’s being a dumb butt, I can’t hate him! Someone please tell me I’m not the only one who doesn’t hate Mike!

Subaru December 9, 2011, 1:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #198162

Hummm, I am starting to think of a new theme song for mike… goes to the tune of Mr Grinch…… only need to change out a couple words too.

MG December 9, 2011, 1:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #198163

Well i cant wait to sdee how this scene unfolds
im sure that atleast daisy will go with him , paolo will probably be **** off">********, who knows what will abbey do
however this is quite interesting and i know this is evelif of me , but having Mike being the one being agressive , insted of swallowing all up or being passibe agresive, its satisfaying

Dracke December 9, 2011, 1:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #198164

@just died a little inside
back after lucy confessed they attacked mike pretty good and also paulo kept sending the cheater squad after mike. if that counts as bullying since we’ve seen the repercussions now and if that’s what we’ve seen then imagaine what we haven’t seen.

strider December 9, 2011, 1:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #198165

Well, at the start of this Mike had the moral high-ground. He had a plausible excuse for the things he said and his reasons were justified (more or less), but now… He’s deliberately hurting Lucy and no matter how oblivious he could be to someone’s emotional state, there’s no way that he doesn’t know that he’s pushing her over the edge (I still say Sandy’s position is justified, but she won’t be happy if she hears what Mike has done).

I predict:
>Lucy breaking down, crying, running into the snowstorm
>Mike keeping a hard face unitl Lucy leaves, calling Sandy, leaving out the ugly details of Lucy’s slaughter.
>Sandy being happy at hearing the news that Mike has finally stood up to Lucy, Finding out what Mike did to Lucy, possibly breaking up with Mike.

Cloudedice December 9, 2011, 1:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #198166

Awwww… that hurts Mike D: That hurts. u___u

Poor Lucy <3 I really don’t think that Paulo would leave her. =( This might just be my inner Lucy x Paulo fangirl squealing but he really does look like he still cares a great deal for Lucy… way moreso than Mike believes.

Aquati December 9, 2011, 1:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #198167

Mike snapped right there
at first it was just bad talk
but science sandy manipulated him even further he is leaving the table
and hurting lucy
I bet she will snap and be even worse with physical contact

Zakarina December 9, 2011, 1:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #198168

Also im surprised Mikes family hasn’t walked in on any of this yet an smacked him upside the head or done something to him!

DarkFox December 9, 2011, 1:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #198169

Goooooddamn. I can’t even…… damn. :// Poor Lucy… Mike just really…. he needs to go and jump off a cliff. This is so messed up. Just ugh. Paulo’s going to stay with Lucy; I think that’s what set me off about this page…. Mike saying her “rebound” doesn’t even love her. Paulo’s got a thing for her, as way already evidenced…

Lucy, you don’t need Mike. Give him a swift kick down where it counts, and tell him to f*ck off. Then smile at everyone as you walk out the door and into the snow.

Amaris December 9, 2011, 1:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #198170

@Strider
ahh, yeahh. that. thanks haha.
I unno, I agree the trying to set the two up was wrong. a typical biased teenage-girl thing to do ( and before someone says I’m being sexist, I’m a girl, so shove it. I’m also not saying all girls do that, so don’t get super over defensive and immature x.x ), but definitely wrong since they knew.
either way I stand by my comment that this is wrong.
and I also say that bullying Mike was wrong too. -shrug- I don’t wish eternal hell on him x.x
however I also don’t recall Lucy asking them to do any of that so I don’t see how that would even lend any leverage at all to her “deserving” this. >.<;

Paulo-wise… wasn’t that back when Paulo was still being a darned-awful troublemaker? if so I kinda just thought that was Paulo being Paulo >.<; not that that makes it right, just that he was probably bullying other people too and I wouldn’t count that as exclusively Mike-bullying.


edit: and if not then it pretty much goes with the same thing as the girls. wrong, ofcourse.

just died a little inside December 9, 2011, 1:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #198171

Now watch, Mike says all of that….but what happens if it all backfires on him? Awell, Some people need to go through the School of Hardknocks to learn anything sometimes. And yes I do mean both of them need to.

Rehellio December 9, 2011, 1:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #198172

@Cloudedice
I agree with your prediction except for one thing
Sandy breaking up with Mike
People don’t break up with significant others for someone they barely even know (or remember)
Yeah if Mike did somthing really terrible like knocking her out or somthing but over verbal abuse i really dont think so

I predict that Lucy will tell Paulo who will then beat the **** out of Mike and then when the gang ask why Paulo will tell them the Lucy driven side of the story which will result in everyone leaving Mike. As Mike goes home alone destroyed. Sandy will show up supporting Mike and telling things will be alright.

Voice December 9, 2011, 1:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #198173

I’ll laugh when Mike ends as the one without friends. I’ll laugh a lot.

Rusco Istar December 9, 2011, 1:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #198174

mike might be right about somthings but still Lucy have a ****ing fit and brake every one of his bone then eat him.

Akira December 9, 2011, 1:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #198175

last an final comment..Lucy…glare at him Slap him accross the face cuss his pathetic *** out an leave * sorry just beyond ****** that mike could go so damn low shes been tryin so damn hard to be better as a friend an better herself an yet he just Destroied it RIGHT there She needs to beat his *** an walk out crying or angery idc at this point…mike…any respect i have for you is gone…Go F****ING DIE an i sure hope your SANDY brakes up with your sorry self cause YOU DESERVE NO ONE!!!

DarkFox December 9, 2011, 1:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #198176

mike your only making things worse on yourself… with the way things changed and what you’ve already displayed you really believe this? your dead wrong daisy isn’t going anywhere she doesn’t love you anymore and if she doesn’t then abby doesn’t paulo doesn’t want anything to do with you espically with the way you’ve treated lucy so he’s not gonna leave either you are the real one alone not lucy you are only seeing what would of been possible if things were different in this case “in your world” you are stuck in a dream world that’s not gonna come true

Anima December 9, 2011, 1:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #198177

Mike… this… this isn’t you… Lucy has feelings too you know… You used to be nice, smart, kind and now?
Your just… an ***.

Cara =3 December 9, 2011, 1:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #198178

Lucy is not a ****ing parasite!
Jesus christ Mike!

Daisy still has a huge crush on Mike so that’s why she’d follow. Abbey would follow her. I don’t give a **** if Paulo’s close with Daisy- P is hopelessly still infatuated with Lucy. Although he has shown the tendency to like EVERY CHICK in the ****ing series, so ya know- that’s super fun to watch (not). I wish more than anything Pauli didn’t like Daisy. Because Daisy has Abbey and MIKIE- ugh- and Paulo is way too good for a transparent annoying smiley bitch. And then there’s that Sue chick who would totally still be Lucy’s friend. Lucy also has her pets. I mean… seriously. I know we have to have conflict and character growth- but when Lucy was fine to begin with, why the **** is she suddenly a parastie? Honestly? I can’t stand what Mike’s become and what lucy turned into. **** man… I know I should just leave if I’m so furriated but I feel like this is a personal insult. I just need to keep reading. And I’m a very hopeful person, that maybe one day all this **** WILL BE OVER and the characters I loved will, you know, be what they used to. I’ll probably read this thing to the end and come out depressed as **** because it ends so badly.

I’m sorry you may think I’m being way too upset but it’s just I’m in a very bad mood after seeing this page and reading all the comments of other fans. And how ****ing ****** they are to Lucy, who in all honestly i never thought was pitiful, needy, or desperate. Then to find out I ‘read it wrong’
that she was ‘obviously atrocious’ it makes me really upset lol. Look. I’m just not going to comment anymore because if I’m subjecting myself to ****, I shouldn’t complain. This is my last angry upheaval about all this. About Mike pmsing here. Saying he was never her friend- which is absolutely ludicrous. Acting like he’s the nicest ****ing martyr in the world. He’s lucky that Lucy would even bother with him after Sandy left. About Lucy ridiculously wanting to be his friend after he walked all over her and refused her- now that is the only thing I think was diminishing to her character that I’ve seen…. Just all of this… I’m going to shut up and keep reading this in silence and hate it.

Lucy was so awesome. And now to learn that even the author purposely made her horrible, or at least *describes* her as horrible… Lucy is still that awesome chick I used to read about! I don’t think that Lucy, and the one she describes are the same. The way she was always drawn in the comic and represented- although sometimes abrasive, was strong. Now that she’s not supposed to be- I don’t know what you’d even call that.

Hurr December 9, 2011, 1:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #198179

Oh jeez … Parasite is pretty cruel, I think mike is just seeing an outer shell of everyone. He has a pretty clouded mind. Dem Emotions :P

;_; December 9, 2011, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #198180

just looked over the rest of the previous pages and i gotta say… everything is kinda jumbled right now… mike’s out burst was so sudden and large and then Lucy never really did apologize… she only well… she tries to change… especially after her short talk with augustus… who i feel is probably the most misunderstood dude of all these characters.. I really hope that Lucy and Mike make up so that they will simply be friends again because this is really going to far… I dunno maybe Sandy and MIke can stay together and Lucy and Aug could be really good friends… I dunno I just really hope that Lucy doesn’t kill her self… that would be overkill (no pun intended) and very depressing.

lemme sleep plz December 9, 2011, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #198181

And now Lucy won’t even go to Paulo for some comfort as she probably will buy Mikes delusional accusations. Oh boy, this is getting really ugly. It’s glorious

thrbl December 9, 2011, 1:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #198182

Yeah no one is going to go with Mike (sad but true)
but I think Mike does need new friends, I mean i really think they only like him because he is in Lucy’s favor, lets face it everyone is on Lucy’s side because she is *plays Violin* So Broken!

Voice December 9, 2011, 1:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #198183

And Mike just crossed the line. Steeping away for a while isn’t a bad idea, but telling her that nobody loves her. You don’t treat someone like that, especially a girl.
In other news, I think this is your best comic yet in artistic terms. Ya Taeshi!

X-strike-fire-dragon December 9, 2011, 1:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #198184

Mike better get punched in the face by somebody eventually. I don’t really care who, but he needs a fist in his jaw BAD.

QuetzaDrake December 9, 2011, 1:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #198185

Strike-fire, don’t start with that ********. Being a girl has nothing to do with it.

SushiJaguar December 9, 2011, 1:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #198186

Daisy is your friend that is true but you forget that she hates bullies just like abbey does and you are clearly a bully. Paulo wouldnt leave even if he didnt love lucy he atleast cares for her too much he had a chance to have sex with her and he refused bacause he cared. As you said david would follow paulo off a cliff into a river of lab eating crocs. You will be alone with just your phone because you will realise what sandy has done to you, she knows she cant keep you if she never sees you so she is distancing you from her only competition so when she does get there and reveals she is fat has gonerisyphlaids and carries every contagious disease known to man that you will have no where to turn so you decide to be alone. And then you will feel how you are making lucy feel now. \.!./

DinR December 9, 2011, 1:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #198187

She’s gonna need some balm for that rude-nasty burn. :|

Seg December 9, 2011, 1:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #198188

…I look forward for all of this blowing up in Mike’s face. Forget Sandy, her role in this this minor compared to how much he’s blowing this out of proportion. Saying no one loves her?! That everyone hangs around her because of him?! REALLY?! YOU-…I’ve said my piece.

MisterVale December 9, 2011, 1:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #198189

….. Mike i think you misunderstood some thing. how could you know that everybody will follow you? and how cold you know that Lucy will be alone? you look only one side of the coin Mike. you think that Daisy will follow you then everybody else will follow you? maybe she not going with you! anything could happen in the world Mike!!

and Lucy….. alone doesn’t bad at all! (well some times yes but) you can do what ever you want! 8-D just don’t care about that lower living thing that call you parasite! because he even lower that parasite! a useless organism of the cell! and you still have family! you can have them an advice! and another advice Lucy, he’s not only man in this world, maybe you will find the one who better than Mike! (or maybe handsome than ^^;)

PS. this is my first comment after i try to comment on BCB many time!
PSS. i have a exam today… please bless for me! ^-^

holyXcross December 9, 2011, 1:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #198190

And Mike just crossed the line. Steeping away for a while isn’t a bad idea, but telling her that nobody loves her. You don’t treat someone like that, especially a girl.
In other news, I think this is your best comic yet in artistic terms. Ya Taeshi!

——————————-

agreed minus the girl thing… I definitely don’t think it’d be any more okay to treat a guy like this. they have feelings too and while I’m sure I’ll never be able to understand them completely, I’m sure they have an equivalent. I’m sure it’s more guyish and less girl-ly or something. cx but I think they get just as hurt. so I wouldn’t say it’s any more okay. maybe that wasn’t your intention though c’:

excessive “I’m sure” ‘s = too bad, I’m going to sleep and I don’t feel like fixing this. cx

just died a little inside December 9, 2011, 1:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #198191

I seriously doubt the analytical skills of anyone who still finds Mike just in his actions. I mean, really? A parasite? Telling her that no one actually loves or cares for her? Destroying any sense of security she may have left? That’s incredibly cruel.

Also, does he really think Paulo would follow him? Paulo is obviously very close to Daisy, but he would never abandon Lucy. Even Daisy, she found it mean of Mike to even reject Lucy! If the group knows Lucy’s side to the story, I doubt they would side with Mike. Even if they still liked him, I don’t think they would support his methods.

Mike’s living in a bubble with his cell phone and girlfriend. I think this is setting up to be a thing where Sandy thinks she’s coming to meet Mike’s friends, but when she arrives, he’s all alone. Yes, that seems fairly likely.

KiwiKoala December 9, 2011, 1:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #198192

I’m not 100% sure that Mike’s assessment of his friends is correct, and am having a feeling that the opposite may happen: Mike leaves and no one follows, not because they hate Mike, but because they support Lucy more. That’s just the vibe I’ve been getting from the past few chapters; I really doubt they would simply abandon her like that. At the very least, we’re going to have the group split into two groups of friends, because of either support for Mike or Lucy, but not all for one and none for the other.

Mike is partially correct though; Lucy has been taking a lot of things for granted, perhaps a little too much for granted at times, however that is how she expresses her closeness to a person. At the same time, that’s the opposite of how it should work, and why I feel that when Mike calls her a parasite, there is some truth to it.

Unsure December 9, 2011, 1:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #198193

@Biblioholic: You’re an interesting person, I enjoy reading your comments.

Not at anyone: Wow, all it took was a flood of Mike hate to take the heat off Sandy huh?

Taeshi, untill Tom (the author of 2 Kinds) starts posting regularly, you’re my favourite webcomic author.

Cloudedice December 9, 2011, 1:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #198194

mike better get things right if he losses lucy he might get hurt or killed by those bullies that him and lucy beat the s___ out of

david December 9, 2011, 1:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #198195

Does it look like Lucy is going to vomit? Mike would get whats coming to him if she did vomit on him.

End December 9, 2011, 1:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #198196

I wouldn’t call Paulo and Daisy close. Besides I’m pretty sure that Paulo would rather be with Jasmine than Daisy

Russia December 9, 2011, 1:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #198197

I can easily imagine Lucy trying to leave and Mike preventing her from leaving just so he can yell at her some more. It could be possible that he might continue until he incite’s some sort of violent reaction from her.

I really do hope she isn’t about to throw up, but if she is I hope she vomits on him.

Mike is doing is beyond cruel here. Maybe he feels like it’s justified. That it’s alright. He has some sort of reason. There is nothing that warrants this though. He should have tried to be the better man. He just seems like a monster.

Wonder what’s going to happen next time.

Kino December 9, 2011, 1:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #198198

My predictions still stand.
Mike might get daisy and abbey,
But Tessa and Paulo really care about her, as does Sue, and I imagine they’ll all end up staying with her. That means David will end up staying with her too.

The real problem is that Lucy seems like the kind of girl who would rather run away then get hurt. I’m still feeling the small chance of a suicide attempt, probably stopped by Agustus.

Nikkisaurus December 9, 2011, 1:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #198199

And this is the point where a persons bottled up feelings burst out in an unreasonable way. You can see he starts with very real and very valid points but as the arc continues he kinda gets delusional and his mind is just making her seem worse and worse. Now he’s just rolling with whatever comes out. Would people leave with him? Probably. Everyone? Not at all. This has become one of those arguments people have where they just say **** to make the other person feel bad, although it’s all Mike right now. I completely love Mike, and I’ve stood up for his reactions for quite some time. This…this is just overboard. Dat drama. :unsure:

Ziur December 9, 2011, 1:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #198200

And I believe he’s forgotten almost all their past situations, not to mention believes he knows the others better than he actually does because last I checked, Daisy became a close friend due to her crush on him but essentially has spent more time and developed more of a relationship with Lucy.
What Mike’s displaying is a perfect example of bullying, and he’s certainly already ****** off Abbey in the past on more than one occasion, who’s to say Abbey instantly sides with Mike? Odds are Abbey would turn on him, and Daisy would follow.
Paulo, I don’t think I need to say anything. Even if we have Jasmine, the Paulo X Lucy chapters certainly prove Mike’s points mute there.
David follows Paulo. Read above statement.
And essentially everyone in the comic has basically all but flat out said Mike’s being grumpy towards Lucy. By forcing them to pick sides, I don’t think Mike realizes he’s switched the roles him and Lucy once had. lucy USED to be a parasite, that’s true, but she’s repented and turned for the good, Mike on the other hand seems to heading down the path of “monster”. Somehow I doubt if anyone found out about this conversation that anyone would ever want to be Mike’s friend again, regardless of if he ever was sorry for it or regretted it.
Lucy needs a wake up slap, Mike delivered it. Good. Now he seems to be taking 10 steps further and trying to destroy her.
Long comment I know. Long story short, I used to be a Mike X Lucy kinda guy, now I feel Mike needs to go. Lucy is much better off alone(not in terms of friends, relationships). Also hopefully something turns out to be off about Sandy and Mike gets the world’s biggest karma slap ever.

Arc December 9, 2011, 1:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #198201

Wow mike that was way out of line. Even for Lucy to take. The way I see it is Lucy is the strongest, but most fragile person in this comic. Sandy may not have ment it, but she has munipulated mike in a way you know?

random dude December 9, 2011, 1:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #198202

Good, finally realized he was in an abusive relationship. I’m not sure that Paulo would follow Mike, the others probably will though. Maybe this is the push that Lucy needed to start trying to be a nicer person and a better friend, not Mike’s friend though; that bridge took a long time to burn but it’s finally ashes.

Brick December 9, 2011, 1:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #198203

…Is it just me, or does this seem oddly out of character for Mike? I mean, he does act like an *** and stuff sometimes, but he never seemed to actually want to hurt Lucy this badly (may I also point out that he jumped off a friggin bridge to save her *** and almost got killed).
Really he’s got to have either a legitimate reason for 180’ing like that (“A sudden realization of the pent up rage” is not a plausible cause for this after you nearly die for them btw) or he’s *somehow* doing this for her own good.
But heck, Lucy is in a bad place. It’s like the cliff she built her house on crumbled away… And I hope that the earlier talk of suicide doesn’t go through. Chekov’s gun though: it’s probably going to be considered.
Lol I just want to see what’s happening next now, this has the potential to go so many ways. You know it can’t get too messed up, though…
…right?…
EDIT: Thnx David for correcting me so he fell not jumped

Milo December 9, 2011, 1:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #198204

“mommy, can i kill mike now?”
“No honey, but what you can do is ****** **** by ****ing ****** **** and shoving it up his ****** **** so that when he ******* he’ll ******* ****** *********** and then die an agonizingly slow and painfull death from blood poisoning.”

comic"critic"069 December 9, 2011, 1:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #198205

really paulo loves both lucy and daisy

david December 9, 2011, 1:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #198206

Oh hey, look at the time!
Time to crush Lucy’s soul!

Phew December 9, 2011, 1:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #198207

Wow, sounds like the egotistical bitch back from high school who told me the same thing eventhough I kept my mouth shut for 6 month to not hear her bitch about fer myspace profile

Jihen December 9, 2011, 1:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #198208

he didnt jump he fell but saved her

david December 9, 2011, 1:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #198209

********! YOU’RE A LIER!!!

Different Adam December 9, 2011, 1:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #198210

Ok Mike, i didn’t want to hate you but you’re going too f**king far!!! Now you’re just hurting Lucy with LIES!!! I can’t belive it…. Taeshi, are you sure this is really Mike? :question: ‘cause i don’t think so. This is a dick with no heart!! ;)

Sonny:) December 9, 2011, 1:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #198211

God damn Micheal ease up a bit will you!


Throw up in his face Lucy!

cracktastic December 9, 2011, 1:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #198212

Okay. For a bit, Mike was being pretty fair about how Lucy was treating him. But this is just straight-up cruel. He can’t just take away mutual friends from Lucy.

Stormy December 9, 2011, 1:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #198213

we all love you lucy

david December 9, 2011, 1:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #198214

I hope that face in the last box, is her about to laugh right in his face lol XD

random dude December 9, 2011, 1:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #198215

I have to say, the amount of people who are (seem to be) jumping on the bandwagon of “Mike is a jerk, Lucy’s innocent!” is kind of disappointing. Yes, most people are saying Lucy deserved *some* of it (past few pages) but that this outrageous, but that doesn’t make up for the fact that very few people are thinking about how it appears from the characters perspective.

Think about it; Mike grew up with her, knew about the insecurities and all that jazz. Some people have been saying “Why didn’t he say something about it earlier?” and to that I say: Have you ever actually *had* a friend who went through some serious shite? Have YOU tried talking to them about how they’re acting? At best, they claim you don’t understand, that you didn’t go through it, and then they hold it over your head for FOREVER.

Another thing, another thing people are liking to touch on is that ‘Paulo wouldn’t leave Lucy!’ Does Mike know this? How do WE, the readers who have seen it, know whether or not Mike knows? He can be going off entirely what he believes will happen, which may or may not be true.

About Mike being harsh.. Think about the last time you got into an argument, a true argument now not just a little squabble. Did you keep your cool and not just lash out at the person? More than likely, no you didn’t. People say things when they’re mad/upset that they wouldn’t say when thinking straight. That does not mean they don’t think them, however. You know what, though? I can see ENTIRELY where Mike’s coming from.

I used to have a friend who was physically/mentally abusive. She would leave bruises on my arms/chest/back every other day, while also dumping almost all of her emotional baggage on me. I put up with it, because after having her dump said baggage on me I could understand that she’s gone through some bad stuff. However, there came a time when I realized that she was relying on people just letting her get away with it. We had a little bit of a personal falling out, but everyone in our group of friends kind of looked up to us (We had been best friends for forever and some of the ‘core’ members) so we pretended to still be friends.

She had a hard time realizing I was still pretending after awhile. When I told her, privately, I didn’t want to be friends, she thought I meant I wanted to go out with her.

Unfortunately, I (after a series of attempted to make her understand) lost my cool and blew up on her, in a similar way to Mike is blowing up on Lucy right now. Do I regret blowing up? Yes. Do I regret saying the words how I did? Yes. Did I mean the words? Hell to the yes.

It’s one of those things that just happens, you don’t plan it or anything, it’s just over time, all the stress gets to you and you start having thoughts. You never let the thoughts out, but you do have them, and you keep having them. Eventually, tempers flare and all those thoughts, all the feelings that person’s made you feel, all the pain, all of that comes rushing up. And it comes out via your mouth (or your fist, depending on your personality)

Yes, it sucks for Lucy to be hearing all this, especially since we the readers ‘know’ (quotes because we can’t be 100% certain) that the split might not be what Mike thinks it is, and since so many people are defending Lucy.

But at the same time, this stuff happens. Mike found someone who makes him happy, it is not Lucy. Lucy THINKS that he’s not happy unless he’s with her/their friends, but that’s not true. Mike sets her straight, gets frustrated as he’s recalling all the memories, and blows up.

And therefore: Well written and drawn, Taeshi. You seem to have quite abit of knowledge about how people work.

Andersworth December 9, 2011, 1:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #198216

D: just a bit toooooo far mike. poor lucy.

Fuse December 9, 2011, 1:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #198217

Dam, Mike…brutal… That was uncalled for! Also, I luv panel 5 cuz Lucys face is priceless. AND YOU LUCY HATERS HAVE TO ADMITT, MIKE IS BEING PREETY ****INg HARSH ON HER!!! T0T

N-star December 9, 2011, 1:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #198218

To the people on the last page who said he’s not trying to hurt her feelings….IN YOUR FACES! He did exactly what we thought he would, manipulated her biggest fear by telling her everyone would leave her.

I have a feeling he’ll regret this later on because this isn’t the kind of thing an I’m sorry will fix. This is the kind of thing it takes years to fix if it gets fixed at all. Lucy already got her karma paid back with that “I hate you” comment, now that Mike has said this his turn is coming up next.

OmegaB December 9, 2011, 1:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #198219

I can totally understand mike.

If you really hated someone you would wish them the worse they could ever get

And Mike really hates Lucy. This morning cat drama is delicious!

lmtyah December 9, 2011, 1:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #198220

I can’t imagine Daisy abandoning Lucy. She threw a party for Lucy and seems to have warmed up to her a lot. Daisy’s rose-colored glasses for Mike have finally come off.
I’m sure Paulo will also be there for Lucy, but I worry about his girlfriend since it’s already apparent he would choose Jasmine over Lucy at this point.

Mike and Lucy seem to have opposite personalities. Almost a yin and yang. She’s rough around the edges but sweet on the inside, while Mike seems to be a kind boy yet hides a nastiness reserved for Lucy.

I’m really excited with the direction this is going. I’m hoping for happiness for everyone but I feel as though we can only expect as the title suggests. I hope it doesn’t go down suicide lane. It would be a bit cliche.

The figurine is just adorable! I want a Lucy and a Daisy one! :D Perfect for the Christmas tree!

Tani December 9, 2011, 1:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #198221

First time commenting.

Dayum son. He’s really lettin’ her have it.

But let’s be real, even if it’s a little harsh, you can’t say she hasn’t had this coming from a long way now. She’s paying the piper all at once vs. small installments over time and that’s why it’s so tough right now.

SUTBEric December 9, 2011, 1:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #198222

Standing up for yourself, that’s great and telling Lucy how you really feel is good as well. But attacking her and telling her that she’s a parasite with no friends is going too far. He’s kicking her when she’s already down.

Jazzy December 9, 2011, 1:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #198223

My hope that will never come true: Haley hears all of this and kicks Mikes sorry ***. **** yeah! XD

N-star December 9, 2011, 2:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #198224

“a dick with no heart”, sonny?

…sounds like 98% of the human population, atleast.

mike is kind of right… judging by that “ask BCB” stuff veronica did for awhile, but for some reason stopped completely, paulo likes lucy more than jasmine and tess, but he likes daisy even more than lucy.

so, yeah, everyone probably would leave lucy.

i would stay by her side, though, i suppose… she does look like she’s finally gotten what she deserves, so maybe she’d be worth being around now that her spirit has been crushed.

my allegiance changes every week, i know… i am the embodiment of chaos. :smirk:

oh, a lucy figurine!

i wouldn’t mind getting one, but only if it’s on amazon, i can’t buy one any other way, unless they start appearing in local stores near me.

Thanatos December 9, 2011, 2:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #198225

andersworth, that’s the most accurate description of that situation I’ve read over the past few weeks (i’m not claiming to have read them all) and it’s obvious that you have been through something similar, so you guys should all listen to him.

HyperBallistic December 9, 2011, 2:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #198226

Mike has no idea just who wrong he is.

Paulo DOES care about Lucy. And Mike isn’t even counting Sue or even Tess. You know, after the slumber party all of the girls got a lot closer and I doubt Jasmine would want to leave Lucy and that would be another reason for Paulo to stay. Mike has been so far up Sandy’s butt for so long, he has no idea how things have changed. The others have seen Lucy’s softer side and they actually like her.

And you know what, I bet when Sandy comes for her visit all of the girls will despise her. The guys probably won’t (except for maybe Abby) since she’s a model and all that, but by then I’m sure the girls will find out Mike is acting like a grade a donkey because of her and they will hate her for it. And Sandy will have no idea why.

I think the reason Mike has changed so much is because Sandy has been manipulating him for so long he can only see the bad parts of Lucy. Before Sandy, he actually loved Lucy but them Sandy starts saying all these bad things about Lucy, judging her for the few bad things she has heard Mike say about her without knowing the good.

I really dislike both Sandy and Mike right now. Sandy for being a manipulating witch and Mike for being a mindless puppet and a major jackbutt to Lucy.

BLG December 9, 2011, 2:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #198227

Normally, I’d analyse the situation. Thankfully, I’ll make an exception here.

Mike, **** you. Crossed the Moral Event Horizon.

Thank you.

Edit: Hit him Lucy! He actually deserves it this time!

Ditto December 9, 2011, 2:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #198228

*Sigh* I wonder, are we actually supposed to care about Mike anymore? I don’t know if it’s the writing or whatever but I have ZERO interest in this character at this point. There’s a difference between being upset and being bitter. Mike has moved far passed the point of being a sympathetic character and becoming bitter and spiteful. There’s no reason he should acting this unnecessarily cruel unless he’s just being written to be a deliberate *******. If that’s the case, fine, but sympathetic? No.

TiredCritic December 9, 2011, 2:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #198229

Furious Abbey
Mike you sir……need an *** kicking.

That was uncalled for. She has done nothing you you man! She was trying to make amends! Paulo and Abbey should just kick your ***.

Ryo December 9, 2011, 2:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #198230

Why do get the feeling that Haily and the rest of his family are watching or at least hearing all of this. Nevertheless I think Mike has dug himself a hole he may never be able to get out of.

starfighter105 December 9, 2011, 2:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #198231

I understand where the people who are defending mike are coming from. I used to have a friend exactly like lucy, but theres a thin line between being honest and being a complete and total a**. If you catch my drift. :\

random dude December 9, 2011, 2:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #198232

Um…Well, That was kinda of a low blow here, Mike. Of course we wouldn’t know if they will even follow, Most likely they won’t cause they may just side with Lucy more then Mike.

Hmm… :unsure:

Aoriki December 9, 2011, 2:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #198233

This is going to bite Mike on the a**, SO HARD. :nope:

Seriously? Paulo not wanting to support Lucy after an emotional breakdown? Apparently Mike doesn’t know that Paulo would do anything to help out Lucy. Hell, we have had recent chapters that have been dedicated to this very topic (epic foreshadowing, tee hee hee).

I’m very interested to see how Daisy and Abbey are going to react to this. On one hand, Daisy does care a lot about Mike, and she could try to take the opportunity to get closer to Mike (even though it would probably be pointless, but whatever, she’s done it before and she could do it again). On the other hand, Daisy has Abbey, and because of him, she’s been able to grow as a character and find love with him, as well. Also, who’s to say that Daisy won’t take Lucy’s side in all of this? Even though they’re not that close, they’re friends, and I’m pretty sure that Daisy would come to Lucy’s aid if she really needed it.

Speaking of Abbey, what’s he going to think of this? Sure, Daisy’s opinion will matter a lot to him, but he’s a noble person and he’ll do what he thinks is right, and that might mean seeing how harsh Mike is acting and taking up Lucy’s side, as a result.

And David…………………….will take Paulo’s side no matter what! Huh, at least Mike got one right. XD

So yeah, Mike could get really screwed over by all of this. My guess is that it could be a reference to the sense of obliviousness that Mike had (and that Abbey noticed) a while back, even in sadness.

Still, it is funny seeing all of these other comment wishing death upon Mike. I mean, to me it seems really unnecessary, but I do understand why there’s all this hate. Is what Mike doing wrong? Yes. Could there be a better way to resolve all of this? Absolutely. The thing is, Mike has never had to deal with this level of anger before and, as shown, he’d doing (what he thinks are) all of the right things in all of the wrong ways. Case in point, even though Mike is being a total screw-up right now, I still can’t hate him for it. :/

headsortails December 9, 2011, 2:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #198234

I am actually rooting for Mike, it would be cool if she became Forever Alone Lucy!

lmtyah (momoa) December 9, 2011, 2:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #198236

OBJECTION!

There’s obviously a flaw in your logic, Mike, because Paulo will never leave Lucy behind! 8-) That’s how he rolls~

With that, David will stay behind.

I’m a bit iffy about Daisy though, however she might see what an ******* he is and leave his *** in the cold! 8-D Abbey will, of course, tagging alone with her and you’ll be left behind, Mike!

C’mon Lucy, bitchslap him!

Mirage December 9, 2011, 2:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #198237

Mike Rocks!!!

Travis December 9, 2011, 2:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #198238

….At the start of this I thought he was a dick.
Then I thought, hah, he’s just being childish.
Now I think he is a ****ing horrible, vindictive, nasty person(?).

Nomatter how much you hate someone there is a line you don’t cross, and he crossed it. Tenfold. I’m sure Sandy, despite her dislike of Lucy, wouldn’t like seeing him do this to her. It’s an emotional attack now, and Lucy’s past actions do not give him right to do this.

If she was thinking of suicide before, I can’t even begin to guess how this will effect her. I’ve been in a dark place, too, suicidal thoughts and such, but ****, something like this would have destroyed me. I wouldn’t be here today if something this cruel happened to me, when I was so vulnerable.

On another note with nothing to do with the comic, Taeshi, thank you! XD
Thank you for creating a comic that has kept me entertained whenever I need something to do, something that has made me think so deeply and about cats nonetheless, something that’s made me laugh and smile when I need cheering up, and something that can bring out my emotions (in a good way).
This comic has kept me entertained for the long drive from Brisbane to Melbourne, and back again. So, thanks. You’re awesome. :3

This song on a random Sydney radio station that I don’t know the name of fits Lucy SO ****ING WELL. Well, before this. Haha.

Stuffnthat December 9, 2011, 2:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #198239

I this point my opinion of either one of them isn’t terribly high, they should all just walk to some third table and leave Mike and Lucy to their own messed up devices…..on second though perhaps one should at least keep an eye on Lucy.

(nameless) December 9, 2011, 2:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #198240

Shadow jazz looks pretty nice :3 !!!! I really think mike it’s very grong ,even i don’t think Daisy would follow him when Lucy tell how was this little discusion

LuckyCat December 9, 2011, 2:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #198241

…Taeshi… what the frelling frell!! srsly, i know one person said you know how people work… but i know Lucy has done all these things but frell this is taking it too frelling far, if i was in Lucy’s position right now, if that conversation got anyworse i would want to kill myself right now, she seems heavily co-dependent, and suffering almost from a sort of major depressive disorder, if Mike wanted to push her over the edge, i think he’s done it… especially with teh HURK which makes it seem like shes about the throw up from all the stress that Mike is just frelling piling on her. i mean this is getting to be more of a bitter bitter candy bowl then a bitter sweet candy bowl. all of the drama before this chapter has been so lite, and i could handle this, i still keep reading hoping for something to get better for Lucy to stand her ground but i feel Mike isn’t giving her any ground to stand on… i guess i’m standing on Lucy’s side because i feel like i’ve been in her position before… i mean i’ve never beaten someone up the way she has but with my asperger’s i have pushed ppl away without realizing it. and one person acted the way Mike did… although he didn’t even have the guts to tell me in person, or even directly to me. but it still hurt, to be told that i was never his friend after i was giving the illusion that he supported me for 5 years and then all of the sudden a brick wall was dropped. and i had to find out through another person why… of course much has changed since then but… seeing this just triggers so many bad memories… i guess i’m a bit of a masochist but i like this comic and i’m also an optomist hoping for a good outcome… now i’m tortured to wait the weekend to see if the next 9 pages will be redeeming… is there something going on with your life, Taeshi, to be writing this… dark?

Siggy December 9, 2011, 2:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #198242

Love the figurine by the way its amazing. I’d love one of Paulo and Lucy :)

random dude December 9, 2011, 2:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #198243

You trying to get rid of Lucy or something, Tae?

Skittz December 9, 2011, 2:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #198244

Yeah, and then Mike forgets that THEY’RE Lucy’s friends too.

They hear about Mike being this SOB and then when he goes to leave, they’re all like ‘LOLNOPE’

Nopony like someone calling their friend a PARASITE.

Delta December 9, 2011, 2:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #198245

Oh, she’s going to throw up. YOU GO LUCY! PROJECTILE VOMIT ON HIS FACE!

V December 9, 2011, 2:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #198246

I am loving this. The last few pages have left me with a sort of malicious glee.

Not for what Lucy’s going through, hell no. I feel sorry for her.

My joy is coming from the fact that Mike is setting himself up for the king of all karmic backlashes, and I wait with giddy anticipation to see his world crumble around him until nothing is left for him but the sweet release of ending it all, or even better: Living a full long life of regret and solitude, then dying alone in an alleyway with only his fleas to mourn him.

Smallfoot December 9, 2011, 2:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #198247

Mike is taking it way too far. It’s not Lucy’s fault she turned out the way she did. She had to grow up with older brothers to start with, meaning she spent most of her childhood around boys toys and her brothers influence. That’s why she never liked playing dolls or anything, and why she preferred to hang out with boys. And living with boys would have made her competitive. That’s why she was always trying to be better then Mike.
When she finally found a friend in Mike, they get separated again, which made her bitter and alone. Not long after they become friends again, Mike abandons Lucy for Sandy, leaving her alone, turning her more bitter and less likely to trust people out of fear of being hurt.
The only reason she was mean and cold to other people was because she didn’t want to get close to others, didn’t want to think she had a friend only to have them abandon her as well. driving people away was her way of surviving. But she never really meant to be mean to Mike or to hurt him. She just did what was natural to her. She was scared that if she became too close to Mike, if he ever left her, she would have no one. She was willing to place herself in danger, not once, but TWICE in order to protect him. She has never abandoned him when he needed her. So why, Mike? Why are you blaming Lucy for her mistakes, when you are to blame for how she turned out?
Just my thoughts on the situation.

GKIDRULZ December 9, 2011, 2:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #198248

I forgot I wanted context on what I predict to happen, well here goes,

Sandy’s visit will make or break Mike’s relationship with all the characters. Though I loathe Sandy right now, I’m pretty sure she’s rational enough to get the other side and potentially scar/fix Mike for the better.(IE Mend the tattered ruins of Mike and Lucy’s relationship or dump his ***) the split will occur a tad one sided, Paulo, Jazz, Tess, and David will be with Lucy, Daisy with Mike and Abbey will be like a double agent, Sympathizing with Lucy but picking the side Daisy is on. Agustus will just roll in with his harsh truth and just like…..get either rebound or kick the **** out of Mike.

Ryo December 9, 2011, 2:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #198249

Number of possible events due to Mikes being a dick:
1. Daisy doesn’t go with Mike
2. Sandy breaks up with Mike
3. Paulo hits Mike
4. Lucy actually kills Mike
5. Or the sad way, where she commits suicide

Golen December 9, 2011, 2:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #198250

Mkay i read over liek half the comments! Amazing - how humans love to theorize! wondrous!
So now I have some comments - How can he honestly live and still believe and act like he’s Teh Good Guy after what he’s done? And leaving a Feline sapien with a memory like this! Self-righteous *****, he has no right to condemn anyone!
Ja, and I quote - what will everyone think if they knew what happened here???

SOMETHING won’t feel right there, Mike.

Celsy December 9, 2011, 2:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #198251

sorry mike, but daisy wouldnt leave anyone IN NEED. and yes, paulo DOES still love lucy Mad Lucy i think im starting to become a lucyxpaulo fan just because mike is an ***. anyone agree?
karma’s a bitch mike, and it’ll come around, dont you worry!
lucy’s stopped being a parasite MONTHS ago. i agree she WAS a parasite (first mike then paulo) but she’s grown so independent and lonely that its just not right to call her one!! i really wonder what her parents (not to mention her big bro D:) think about her depression… and i miss yashi ._.

sigh... December 9, 2011, 2:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #198252

Haa… Oh Mike. You’re adorable when you’re ****** right the **** off. I love it!

The Sarcastic Spoon December 9, 2011, 2:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #198253

I didn’t liked Mike behavior before. But it was okay, I was thinking he was trying not to hurt anyone in a . I was wrong.

Apparently I am not the only one that see an attempt of suicide coming. I also think that if Lucy tell the other what Mike said nobody will follow him because they will think he is using them to hurt her.

Even in the case they leave there will still be some friends at Lucy’s table. I don’t know for Paulo, one of Lucy suicide motive could be to spare him the troubles. I don’t know for Tess, she may follow Paulo but I think she will support Lucy. But Sue will stay, and if she stay Amaya will stay too and Alec will probably come along. They are not her closests friends but since the other are abandonning her I think they weren’t so close.

AsOfSpade December 9, 2011, 2:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #198254

I dont understand why people get so mad at sandy. You can’t really blame Sandy for the way she reacted. She’s thousands of miles away from there and all she heres about Lucy is all the bad things she does from mike. So you can’t really blame her. If you want to pass judgement put it on Mike. He has no one to blame but himself. But then again Sandy should know better then to judge someone on what other people say. I digress :(

random dude December 9, 2011, 2:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #198255

Everybody who was rooting for Mike in the comments has turned on him and thats exactly what his friends are gonna do. I beg that Sandy is revealed to have been cheating on him this entire time just to see everything crumble around him.

No friends
No Sandy
No Lucy

He becomes a shell and relives what he has said to Lucy today over and over until it breaks him.

Nick December 9, 2011, 2:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #198256

I have given up on Mike, this is an irreversible move by him. Good bye.

Cas December 9, 2011, 2:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #198257

Gee people, it’s just a comic…
You all get way to emotional over something that isn’t real.
Seriously.
For all of you that “Hates” Mike, get over it. You are all stupid for taking this way to far.

Unwanted Commenter December 9, 2011, 2:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #198258

Oh! How I wish I could live in the bcb world… Because all that I would ever do would be straping Mike down on a table. And then slowly… Oh… SO slowly. I would slice every single artery…

But don’t worry… I’d be sure you were always alive. Screaming.

Yelling: “Please stop!”

And I would enjoy it. Watching you suffer. I would be looking down at you smiling…

EVERY!

SINGLE!

MOMENT!

Dark Whisper December 9, 2011, 2:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #198259

Dark Whisper: wow

Taeshi December 9, 2011, 2:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #198260

I’m just laughing at you MikexLucy shippers; your ship is sinking, ahahahahaha…..

Mikanada December 9, 2011, 2:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #198261

What a man *****
@Unwanted Commenter, that’s kinda the idea, a story creates thoughts, feelings and emotions and tries to connect the reader as much as possible. **** off

elinn December 9, 2011, 2:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #198262

@Dark Whisper
You need Mental help.

Unwanted Commenter December 9, 2011, 2:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #198263

@Dark Whisper You comment makes me want to yell “HAIL SITHIS!” because it seems like something the Dark Brotherhood would do.

OmegaB December 9, 2011, 2:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #198264

Whoever just commented…… creepy bro, real creepy. Kinda scared me a bit :|

random dude December 9, 2011, 2:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #198265

@elinn
How about you take your own words and do the same. Plus, to most of you that “Dislike” what I posted, get a life.

Unwanted Commenter December 9, 2011, 2:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #198266

Mike used to remind me of myself but now… Now I just want to do everything I can to stay as far from his addtitude as possible. I love the comic but damn Mike… You’s an *******.

Gary micheals December 9, 2011, 2:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #198267

On Wednesday I was almost convinced that Mike had some good points but THIS is even worse than what he did before! You NEVER say that to people who have emotional problems! Is he trying to kill her? I really hope that what he just said comes back to bite him because that’s just awful!

Now I know Lucy has been terrible to him in the past but never once has she done anything to put him in a life threatening situation on purpose. This is undoubtedly deliberate on his part. Does he realize just what the consequences could be? Thank goodness Lucy is a main character because otherwise I’d be scared that she’d die.

Kaddie December 9, 2011, 2:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #198268

I like how everyone said that this is what Lucy needs… I thought so in the start, but now he’s just going too far.

I want to cut this Mike’s privates off.

Cloymax December 9, 2011, 2:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #198269

Ok, have to first point this out that all the other people will follow Mike because of Daisy. Does that mean Daisy is the leader?

@KillerCobraZ117
Mike already made a statement about him with Jazz but we never know till next year.

Ok, I think Mike wants to fully break the relationship with Lucy. From the beginning he didn’t want to but now he is going full charge. See, he knows Lucy wouldn’t leave without knowing and then she’ll try to make it right(in her eyes) but he needs that to stop. Sandy isn’t making Mike do this but there is a connection to both. It sucks, i want to sock Mike in the face, but that is selfish and we really let Lucy do what ever she wants. I bet if she said this right now about Mike being a total butt a lot would be ok.
All in all, if i was one of their friends i wouldn’t follow either one of them, be nice and play dumb till something is resolved. I highly doubt their will be two separate groups.

reader December 9, 2011, 2:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #198270

I bet Dark Whisper gets off to “Love Me”.

Mikanada December 9, 2011, 2:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #198271

Hum, yep Mike doesn’t know Paulo enough. Paulo is cheating with Jasmine, he loves Lucy more than her.

I doubt too much that Paulo will ever leave her. (URGENT P.S: I’M TALKING AS IMPARTIAL TO SHIPPING FUSS, I DON’T CARE ABOUT LUCY X PAULO.)

Hum.
Mike is starting to see the things too forward. I have doubts about what he said now. If Daisy will leave Lucy? Errrrr….starting there I doubt that she will do such thing. Or am I very wrong?

Ahahahaha, aw Lucy is a bitch but not that baaaaaaaaad.
I’m very curious how this will over.

Knux-the-Killer December 9, 2011, 2:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #198272

This has struck home so hard that I’m commenting for the first time.

When I was younger I dealt with this exact situation. In elementary school I had very few friends, and for a time had none. Anxiety and fear of being abandoned caused me to keep everyone at an emotional arms length. I did this by being aggressive and very crude in my wording at times. One friend in particular served as a Mike to my Lucy. He and I would argue and roughhouse. We dated briefly in middle school. When we broke up he cut all contact. When I tried to be friends again, this exact situation is what I found myself in.
He said I was a frigid b——. He went on about how I was so far up my own *** with my problems that I clearly couldn’t understand people beyond how I could unload my problems onto them. He finished off his rant by saying I would be better off alone since nobody could stand me. He suggested that I just make it better for everyone and “remove myself”.
I secluded myself in my room for 3 days until one of my best friends came and forced me to tell her what had happened.
I’m in my second year of college and I still deal with anxiety and loneliness. I also find it difficult to interact with people on a romantic level.
This is all why the current situation in this comic hits me so hard.
I was pretty damn close to the boat Lucy is in.

Lucy’s behaviour was more violent than mine, and that kind of behaviour in any sense is wrong. However, Mike has crossed an extreme line. By choosing to bottle his emotions for so long (be it out of misplaced guilt, or just a sudden build-up with Sandy as a catalyst) and let it all out in one giant rage-nado, he could do something irreversible. Had he stopped at telling Lucy his issues and telling her he was done trying to tolerate her, his actions would be completely justified.
This however, is just complete mental abuse. He knows her past, and he’s using those issues to break her on an emotional level. That is NEVER ok. Not in any situation.

Hika December 9, 2011, 2:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #198273

I don’t like Mike as a character anymore, even if he tries to make up for it later, it doesn’t matter, he’s terrible.

Disnee December 9, 2011, 2:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #198274

Mike, this is rather uncalled for. I highly doubt that Daisy will move tables with you, I think she’s actually closer to Lucy…

Skitl December 9, 2011, 2:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #198275

All right. I can’t really defend him anymore. That’s just flat out spiteful.

She does exhibit some clingy tendencies, but “parasite” is just malicious. On top of that, their friends would probably move to a table separate from the two of them until they both get their act together in true friend “wtf guys, lol, fix your ****, we’ll be over here if you need to talk” fashion.

Gryph December 9, 2011, 2:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #198276

Dear Mike. Please remove that stick up your ***, and **** off.

Bull363 December 9, 2011, 2:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #198277

You know, what would be wonderful? If all of this, all of what Mike is shouting and decreeing, was all in Lucy’s head. In reality, she punched him in the face just after saying “I hate you” the second time. And now she’s justifying it in her head. She’s dragging herself down and using him as an object of hate.

Then again, It’s also equally likely that this is really all happening and the world of BCB is inching deadly close to closure! Oh the things that could be…

The Sarcastic Spoon December 9, 2011, 2:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #198278

If he showed this side to anyone, which, in plain violation of the ones who call him brave, he would be very unlikely to do. He might even be unwilling to show Sandy this side and she “loves” him, unlike the “parasite” who proved she loved him on multiple occasions. He’s doing a fine job of stomping all over being any sort of brave or nice right now. Hope karma doesn’t bite you, Mikey… Too bad DD had no “I’ll love you FOREVER!” psycho Lucy. That would have been fun.

Hoheh December 9, 2011, 2:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #198279

Your wrong Mike…

You say the others have never cared about Lucy, but your wrong…

They have always cared deeply for her. The proof is in your own history with each of them starting from back then to right now. I’ve seen no reason to doubt there friendship towards Lucy. But you Mike…

You are so blinded by your anger towards Lucy that you can’t see that very truth, you’ve even forgotten that Lucy is the reason why your love for Sandy is still alive. When you lost hope of seeing Sandy again Lucy was there to help keep them alive.

I doubt a parasite would’ve done that for you!!! Lucy is no parasite…

Lucy may have physically hurt you but what you’ve done to her is worse, you emotionally hurt her and those wounds almost never heal…

AlphaMoon December 9, 2011, 3:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #198280

Ok…I was defending mike at first even after the part where he said he hated lucy…but this has gone to far….

suka-chan December 9, 2011, 3:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #198281

Mike, Mike, Mike.
You pay attention to nothing. You know not of human, well, in this case, anthro behaviour. Instead of going with his girlfriend with advice, his girlfriend that he can’t trust to know a damn thing if she doesn’t even remember Lucy. I really hope that Lucy socks Mike in the face and tells him her side of this bitch-fest that Mike has spawned.

LyxolfInABunnySuit December 9, 2011, 3:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #198282

i don’t like mike anymore..
he’s a jerk…

SeCreTz December 9, 2011, 3:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #198283

I just can’t believe him anymore…. This is just to much Mike. Too much.

On another note. Oh my Gosh! I must have that incredible figurine!! If only I had saved some of my birthday cash ._.

Keno December 9, 2011, 3:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #198284

Someone claiming you’re a parasite / poison / whatever can’t be ****ing normal in their head. Mike is starting to sound slightly psycho. He’s probably not ”crazy” but he’s obviously completely brainwashed to boot.

Udyr December 9, 2011, 3:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #198285

Okay, that was so darn uncalled for Mike! I can’t believe he stood that low Furious Abbey

I understand if he wants his own happiness, I even can understand if he doesn’t wants to be friends with Lucy anymore, but to tell her all those hurtful things is going too far o.o

LPatamon December 9, 2011, 3:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #198286

Wow I am literally almost crying now poor Lucy, I’ve been in that same situation more than once and it hurts like heck to have People you thought were friends do that to you!

KaitieLou December 9, 2011, 3:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #198287

Mike is being rather harsh in this, but in all honesty, I think this is what Lucy needs. If only for the fact that she thinks Paulo would be the only one who wouldn’t leave her. Why might that be? Personally, I think it is because she has clung onto him in the times that Mike distanced himself. And when even HE moved on, she’d go to someone else. Yes Mike is out of line, but this is the cold dose of reality she needs. Lucy needs time to see that she can stand on her own. That she cannot wait for someone else to save her, that sometimes, she has to save herself.

Anon December 9, 2011, 3:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #198288

Okay, now I predict 2 things happening after this:

Lucy’s friends will find out what Mike did and expects to happen, at which point they’ll all stand up against him; Paulo possibly beating the **** out of him, I mean, he almost did last time Mike hurt Lucy when he told her he choose Sandy over her.

And 2, Lucy will bi**hslap Sandy a couple of times, after all she’s the one responsible for turning Mike into this with her: “Good, good,… let the hate flow through you…” brainwash.

Shadowman December 9, 2011, 3:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #198289

Wow Mike, that’s a way of kicking someone when she’s down. ._.

I’m still convinced Lucy needs therapy of some kind, maybe even more after this. Because there is a good Lucy inside, but she’s drawing up a wall for everyone, defending it with her own fists. But Mike used brutal, verbal force and smashed the wall with one blow, leaving Lucy shattered and weak. She’ll get over it by herself, but only by drawing up a stronger and bigger wall (which is not good…).

Let’s see if Mike’s right about his friends following him. I actually don’t think so, because he hasn’t been an awesome friend as of lately either. We’ll just have to wait. First get Lucy out of that house, I think she already had more than she can take.

LH December 9, 2011, 3:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #198290

Meh, Mike, you’re being verbally abusive.

Icsifil December 9, 2011, 3:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #198291

Mike’s theory is bound downhill in a way, for we know what Paulo woud do, but Mike cant see into his head like the readers :D. Wonder if his plan works out…
Oh well, what’s my opinion mean anyways.

AmericanCritic December 9, 2011, 3:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #198292

I love stories that are driven by the evolution of their characters.

This is an important page because what we’re seeing here is a really good look at Mike’s perspective. What is going on in his head; how he perceives the other characters and who he thinks they are. And the important thing about this is how badly he’s simplifying who they are. He doesn’t understand his friends like he thinks he does. He doesn’t see the elements of character, and the evolution of character that we as readers have seen.

Make no bones about it, Mike is a certain kind of *******, despite that being a very crude a way to put it. And he generally always has been. Here, in this moment of the story, the ******* side of him is in full control. But he doesn’t mean to be an *******. Not by intention. I very much doubt that’s what he wants or what he is trying to do. We see again and again in the story that he has noble aspirations and good intentions, but he lets his character flaws get in the way of that. While Mike might believe Lucy is a parasite, he himself is actually a fairly poisonous person.

In earlier parts of the entire BCB story, we see pretty clearly that one of his major flaws that leads him to being a terrible person is his inability to say, “no” when the situation calls for it. This is, for instance, how he winds up hurting Daisy in the “Love My Way” story arc; because he waits until as late as possible to finally say, “no.” This situation with Lucy springs in part from the same place.

Getting back to Mike not having the intention of being an *******, failing to say, “no” isn’t really an “evil” thing Mike has done. But it’s a huge flaw that is still leading to pain and duress for those around him. I know for some, particularly younger people of the age Mike himself is supposed to be, it might be a hard concept to fully grasp since it violates some of the ideas of what society teaches us about how responsibility works. That is, Mike never asked Daisy to have an interest in him or pursue him, so why should he be to blame if she hurts herself chasing him? But on a very human level, a more fundamental level that sometimes has to rise above society and responsibility, on the level of people who love and care about each other and their interactions with each other, he failed. Daisy put an interest in him whether he wanted it or not, so his actions implicitly became involved with the outcome. Because he cares about Daisy, he should have found the strength to say, “no” earlier because that’s what would have been best for her. It was not healthy for her to chase the fantasy she was (though thankfully things worked out in the end for her.) And now we see a similar thing playing out here with Lucy. It’s still different though; flaws from both sides have brought this about.

But Mike has failed to see the real character and character evolution of his friends. He thinks, “If I go, of course Daisy will follow because she’s my friend,” completely failing to take into account that Daisy is Lucy’s friend also, not to mention she isn’t so one-sidedly chasing Mike anymore. Maybe even worse, he doesn’t even consider how Daisy will react to this sudden moment of anger within him. That she might question his decision. Mike has simplified Daisy’s character down to only some relatively true parts of who she it, and fit his caricature of her into some fantasy that has been building in his head, where apparently everyone carries some of his hidden resentment towards Lucy.

Paulo’s the really interesting one though. Mike does not see Paulo at all for who he really. Mike just sees him as the same show-off and braggart that he’s always seen him as, and presumes that he’ll just follow Daisy without even considering Lucy. Mike seems to think that Paulo doesn’t chase Lucy romantically because she more or less rejected that path. Mike thinks that Paulo went out to find Jasmine as some sort of reactionary, “Oh well, no Lucy? Then here’s another one!” kind of deal. He doesn’t understand Paulo’s actions have been out of respect for Lucy; that he really and deeply cares about her. It’s actually really very incredible that when things look their bleakest and some of the worse, painful emotions are stirring about we have seen it bring out the absolute worst of Mike but then in the past it has brought out the very best of Paulo.

Mike’s misunderstandings of who his friends are may or may not turn out very badly in the end for him. I’m very excited to see where this story and all of BCB continue to go. Very good characters and very well done. Any story that really makes you care is so. Of course, like others have stated, this investment means I’m right now horrified with what might happen to Lucy. She’s in a vulnerable place now where she very much needs someone to hold her and be with her, in that fundamental way every person at some time or another needs to be truly loved and cared for in an intrinsic sense. But one of her own character flaws, her failure to, in varying ways, acknowledge the other important people in her life, works very much against making the kind of relief she needs happen. Unfortunately she may wind up believing the things Mike tells her. And it’s scary to understand that it’s likely she might not come out of this without suffering some more.

Please, please keep up the phenomenal work.

ZStar December 9, 2011, 3:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #198293

Lolz… Taishi, you’re probably gunna get a bit o’ hate mail for this.
;)
taking one of the most beloved chara’s and making him seem like a complete jerk.
except, this is all only his opinion spawned from revelating ideas from his girlfriend. (who btw kinda looks like she was going through some kind of crap before mike calls)
but I really like this scene because it commends how harsh reality can be.
a lot of the time you can tell someone off gentaly, but sometimes there’s a few hard-heads who it take a more blunt aproach with.
the blunt way, while being effective, is not always the nicest way to go about some things.

Well, well done Taishi, [i am soo sorry if i never seem to get your name spelled right.. :unsure: ] awesome work, as always.
it has or can have a deep meaning behind each page, but it’s cleverly hidden from those who may not look for it.
though, i guess being a teen myself still, kinda helps me see a lot of the deep bits, partly cause i’ve been through a few similar situations as the characters, but well.. merp, now I’m rambling…
8-D

Caboose December 9, 2011, 3:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #198294

Mike. I want to break your face with a cinder block. And you were one of my faves. Lucy does not to hear *this* much, dammit. Now you’re just being mean and heartless to someone who was trying to be your friend. And all because your girlfriend gets more upset about you getting wailed on then you do. If Lucy was a guy, Sandy would probably not even bat an eyelash about it. Way to be a giant wanker, Mike.

FactionFighter December 9, 2011, 3:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #198295

*looks at comment above my own*
…. damn zstar!
you beat me to it! and did a **** tone better job stating it than i did also!
XD
well done.

Caboose December 9, 2011, 3:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #198296

Ouch. Lucy’s taking such a beating from Mike. But she needs to realize that this is reality, not a cake walk. Keep up the work! Its great!

Zeroh Ickrahnae December 9, 2011, 3:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #198297

Why are people writing their comments towards Mike like he’s a person who can hear them or respond

Lily (the real one!!!) December 9, 2011, 3:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #198298

I was thinking that if Mike ever tells Sandy how he handled this, she’d think Mike went overboard and then she’d feel guilty for giving him the idea.

MouseCat December 9, 2011, 3:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #198299

Time for lonely Mike. At least he’ll still have Sandy!

Binky December 9, 2011, 3:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #198300

:( No more, Mike. No more. Lucy, come on, just leave. Get out of there!

nalem December 9, 2011, 4:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #198301

I was pretty sure of it a comic or two ago, but I have to say it now:

Lucy needs hugs. Lots of hugs. And fudge (It at least makes me feel better when I’m all panicky and stressed and emotionally wrecked).

And Mike needs a mafia style roughing up (With the baseball bats to the knees). Seriously, he’s gone too far with this. I really hope Sandy finds out about Lucy’s mental state and rips Mike a new one for how he’s been treating her.

Silus December 9, 2011, 4:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #198302

I know she needed a wake up call, that Mike needed to get his pent up issues out.. but.. I can see this ending with an extremely depressed and suicidal Lucy. I didn’t think, before, that it would be his fault/problem if she went down that path, but he seems determined to get her there. I predict her leaving the table, not talking to anyone, eating very little and wearing baggy long sleeved shirts. I predict her completely withdrawing into herself. And I see Mike feeling satisfied that she “really is nothing without him.”

BipolarRoller December 9, 2011, 4:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #198303

Okay, I agree with Mike’s motivations, but I seriously think he’s taking it too far here. Lucy needs to have her past actions thrown in her face, but she doesn’t need to have every single weak spot exploited. Ease off a little, Mikey. Save some for later.

Dang December 9, 2011, 4:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #198304

Yeah, this is exactly why everyone WON’T follow Mike.

Chris December 9, 2011, 4:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #198305

Loving the Lucy figurine. Just look at that adorable, yet imposing glare coming from those big blue eyes and hands on hips is always a win for the tsundere heroine. Mad Lucy

Randomize December 9, 2011, 4:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #198306

Silus: About the Sandy thing? Not gonna happen. No way. Sandy being confused about the correlation between the abusive leech she’s heard about from Mike and the shy, depressed girl she sees, maybe. Sandy yelling at Mike about it. no.

Dang December 9, 2011, 4:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #198307

I hope when Mike have move, he will regret it and want to go back but when he goes back, he sees Lucy with Someone else…. :smirk:

I HATE U MIKE !! YOU’VE BECOME A JERK !!! AND A BULLY !! Mad Lucy Furious Abbey

Bird :) December 9, 2011, 4:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #198308

Lucy, I can’t believe you saved this guy’s life … he’s not worth the air he’s breathing.
I keep flopping between whether or not I hate this guy or simply dislike him, but this just made him the worst, most despicable character in the series. He’s so bad he’s starting to ruin what I did like in this comic. Actually he’s been doing that, but this pushed it over the edge.
Where’s Final Fantasy Cat when you need him … or heck, I’ll even take that jerk he works with; SOMEone needs to punch Mike into the stone ages.

Now with emotion vented, I can look at this from a more objective point of view. This is basically what his sister was talking about. Every time he gets off the phone with Sandy, its like he turns into Mr. Hyde. He just got off the phone. With Sandy. And Lucy, the girl who’s had him in more emotional turmoil than anyone else, is in the room. And is the first to talk to him. Yeah this was disaster waiting to happen, and it ended up worse than I think anyone thought it would. Chances are, he’s reeeeeally gonna regret this, or at the very least feel guilty about it when he’s cooled off his Mr. Hyde girlfriend withdrawl.
Will I feel sorry for him ever again though? Nope. He’s set fire to this bridge one to many times, it just collapsed. At this point, if he’s not writhing on the floor in guilt and despair (at LEAST as bad of dispair as what Lucy’s feeling right now), then I’ve no further use for him, either as a character or for even feeling anything for. People like him don’t deserve friends, pity, or even attention.

Shadai December 9, 2011, 4:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #198309

Mike, seriously, censored you to death with a baseball bat.

Now you are just being a total **** for no good reason. Sure, you have good reason to tell Lucy to go away. But there is no reason to just abuse her to make her feel worse.

You know damn well she’s not stable and can’t take this kind of thing.

I bet if your girl Sandy could see you being such a *****, she would be horrified and leave you.

If Lucy does something really crazy and really bad after this, it will be entirely your fault, you *********.

I am just plain done defending you.

Fruvous December 9, 2011, 4:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #198310

@ Dang: Here’s how I personally see it playing out:

Sandy comes down. Everyone wants to meet her and someone drags Lucy along. Sandy meets everyone and figures out that Mikes Lucy is the currently depressed and possibly skittish Lucy. Sandy hangs out with some of Mike’s friends (The girls want to take her shopping or something) and learns that Lucy wasn’t always like that. Some questioning, maybe asking Lucy, and Sandy would find out. Or Lucy dodges the question in such a blatant way that Sandy goes directly to Mike and asks him. It’s then that she learns that Mike turned Lucy into the emotional wreck that she is currently.

Cue yelling/guilt trip from Sandy in a “OMG how could you say that?!” way while Mike tries to rationalize his words and actions.

Silus December 9, 2011, 4:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #198311

Someone stop the press, teens overreacting in a drama-comic!
Really people, isn’t this what we read the comic for?

Karo December 9, 2011, 4:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #198312

@Dark Whisper

D:

Dude, I think there’s a couple horror flicks out there you’d be well-suited to.

Blur December 9, 2011, 4:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #198313

Bird :) the comment i think your right he is geting nuts and mean and jerk

gobo744 December 9, 2011, 4:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #198314

Okay, it’s official; Mike has turned into a villian. I mean listen to him. Hes using logic to emotionaly torture Lucy, and to what end? She knows the way shes been acting is wrong and shes trying to change. So why threaten her? Sure shes hit him a lot, but physical wounds heal. Emotional wounds? Not so much. Veronica… Is this going anywhere? Because this is a pretty deep cut. I don’t think the story can recover from this. I think this is the comic’s climax.

The Guy Nobody Knows December 9, 2011, 4:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #198315

I think you, the author, are a f*****g genius, never read a story with so real charachters.
Can’t blame mike, can’t even say he did good, i can only say that each and EVERY single person on earh has a limit, and till now I think he showed one of the greatest tolerance capability I ever knew of.
If you gotta explode in the face of someone who has bugged you for more than half of your life, you gotta make sure to tell every single thing you have if you ever think of maybe reestablishing contacts in the future.
Great story, seriosly.

Allain Samhel December 9, 2011, 4:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #198316

I doubt. Mike and Paulo don’t get along. And Paulo would be ****** by how Mike treats Lucy. Besides, he likes Lucy more than Jasmine, and from what we’ve seen he would either beat Mike up, or yell at him. I would enjoy both.
David will follow Paulo. Sue will probably follow Lucy, Tess most likely too, cause they’re both protective of her. Daisy, who knows. Abbey’ll join Daisy. But ït may get opposite too. Abbey hates the fact that Mike rejected Daisy. Daisy may come along with Abbey.
Also, I wanna point out that Mike isn’t playing fair. First, he acts like Lucy, just in a different way. Then, he gives her hope that they’ll be friends again. Then Sandy comes in the picture, he yells at Lucy and brainwash her. THAT’S what a real ******* acts like. Lucy stoped treating Mike like crap and punching him for a few months ago. She gave up on trying to be his gf, she just wanted to be friends. Nice friends. But Mike yells, instead of just saying no. Now he’s even trying to turn her friends against her. Grow up, Mike.
I really hope Lucy will get over him and just hate him, too. Mad Lucy

Comostraut December 9, 2011, 4:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #198317

I’m totally on the Guy Nobody Know’s side right now … this is kinda crossing the line from realistic to exaggeration. I can’t even feel things for the characters at this point, I’ve become emotionally numb.
Where IS this going exactly? I sure hope the payoff is worth this. I read this comic for the humor and interesting drama, not for tradgedy. Bittersweet the title says, right? OK got the bitter … ready for the sweet … any day now …

Shadai December 9, 2011, 4:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #198318

hey, if you pause the video at the right time you can see the exact moment where lucy’s heart breaks!

Gnukko December 9, 2011, 4:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #198319

Lol rather amuses me how the general opinion in comments flip flops nearly on a daily basis. At the beginning of this arc most seemed to be hating Mike. At the beginning of Mike’s rant, everyone started to realize he had a point. Now everyone’s hating Mike again.
Not sure if this is because of really good writing, or rather inconsistant writing. Could argue both ways, really. I do have a question for the comic author though; what do YOU think of Mike? I can’t seem to decide if you’re setting him up for vindication, redemption, or villianization. You can go either way with how this is set up, but the writing does come off a little “fly by the seat of your pants”.

Whatchamacallit December 9, 2011, 4:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #198320

This is my 1 comment, i recently yfinish read all the history, it took me one week.

Mike is the most manipulated boy that i never saw, Sandie tell him that she don’t like Lucy and he don’t doubt to crash her heart and with this it seem that he want she to suidice.

Some one have to talk clearly with him, face to face, fist to fist.

Adarkan December 9, 2011, 4:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #198321

Oh good lord, where Mike learned to be a jerk like that? I think he surpassed to Augustus. I hope that Lucy recovers from this. D:

Also, i love that parasite… I mean, figurine. Is so cute. 8-D

FAKE December 9, 2011, 4:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #198322

I used to be a super fan of BCB and have read it for 5 times.But now I HATE THIS DRAMA!

skyxxzc December 9, 2011, 5:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #198323

I think Lucy should just go home before things get even worse. They obviously aren’t getting any better. To be on the receiving end of Michael’s words must be extremely painful.

NtG December 9, 2011, 5:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #198324

My mind is still split between ‘this is OK and completely justified’ and ‘OK, this is going too far,’ and absolutely no idea on which thought to side on. Either way, only time can tell, but probably not for the best in Lucy’s perspective. For some reason, I’m beginning to feel as if Mike’s really doing this for the better for the both of them. Don’t know why I didn’t earlier on… I feel stupid. :/

Harris012 December 9, 2011, 5:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #198325

Mike is now, in all terms, Scum.

If there is a term that means WORSE than scum, he has become that scum.
His words are not his own, he is abandoning a friend who has been trying to apologize and change like everyone else, and he is pushing it to the point to where I am about to tear a new worm hole in reality and kick his sorry gray rear until he eats dirt.

I’m sorry, but I use to read this comic as it updated, but seeing his pathetic new behavior, Im outta of here and won’t be back until the last page of the december chapter is finished, which will be…. Lets see, 9 pages of Mike ranting about things that makes no sense and a stick up his butt……. Comic updating Mon, Wed and Thu….. Dec 30th, Thursday.

My thoughts of the future :
If Mike continues this attitude when I get back to reading this and it gets worse, he will lose more than a few friends. He will lose whats important to him, his family and the person he’s in love with now, Sandy.

Wolf in Red December 9, 2011, 5:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #198326

Mike’s being a hormanal little girl, I’m 100% certain.

Kevin December 9, 2011, 5:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #198327

Alright, that may have been taking things a bit far. I could understand needing to just get all of that hatred off his chest; frankly, it’s healthy to not keep these things bottled up. But now this has stopped being emotional honestly and has become outright torment. Mike is perfectly aware of how Lucy is going to respond to what he’s saying, and he’s intentionally behaving this way just to spite her. While I understand this is basically a byproduct of him letting out everything negative he’s been holding in, it’s still unnecessarily cruel. And even though I can understand (and to a certain extent sympathize) with Mike here, I can’t support his behavior any longer.

All of this being said, I think it’s wrong to catagorize anyone here as a “villain” or a “monster”. Lucy acted in the way that she did because she didn’t properly understand her emotions and how to respond to them. Sandy said what she said because she genuinly cared about Mike’s well being. And Mike is acting the way he is because he’s finally reached the limit of just how much he can take. No one here is inherently wrong, just as no one is completely innocent.

Distort December 9, 2011, 5:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #198328

there are some things you can say in spite, and mike crossed a glaring line now.

I OFFICIALLY HATE YOU MIKE!!!! PEOPLE LIKE YOU DESERVE A BRASS KNUCKLE TO THE FACE!!!! Furious Abbey

black December 9, 2011, 5:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #198329

then what if daisy doesn’t follow you? eh eh? jerkface.

NebulaSG December 9, 2011, 5:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #198330

Okay, well this isn’t Mike anymore, the Mike we knew and loved is dead and this is some hate-filled shell left behind.

Ross December 9, 2011, 5:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #198331

All these comments.. TL;DR.

I want a Lucy-suicide-arc, see her become real miserable, be put on a hospital or whatever. Not cause I hate her, but just so that we can prove Mike a ****ing POINT about the flaws in what he’s saying.

I mean, seriously?

I hope some stalker is sitting in the tree outside and filming all this crap, then post it on YouTube. Then the whole damn school will have seen this by the next morning Mike walks in on the school’s ground.
LET’S SEE WHO LEAVES THE TABLE THEN. HUH.

It would be so hnnngh nice if Mike tried to leave the table, expecting everyone to follow him, and the gang just sits there like “…. uh… bye then?” sticking to Lucy.

And Paulo would never leave Lucy.
Man, I used to support MikexLucy but as it slowly started to wither.. it’s completely dead now.

Yumikarp December 9, 2011, 5:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #198332

Sorry, for the double comment, but i now i thinking…

Nobody of them cares for the other characters in the table, i mean, i could understand that they forget Sue and Amanda, but Mcain? Who the hell you could forget Mcain? He is the only true friend that he will straight you up with his truthful advices.

Man, i don`t even understand how Mcain has no story arc for himself. He is the real main character. :love:

FAKE December 9, 2011, 5:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #198333

Actually, Mike doesn’t know half of what he is saying then. Daisy is already in love with Abbey while Mike was bitching saying “No” Which was final too. Paulo would stay with Jasmine ANd Lucy (80% of the time, Freshmen will most likely stay for a certain school for a major reason), Plus since Taeshi spoiled us, we all know that Paulo would ditch Jasmine if Lucy decides to Date Paulo.

Mike is just saying it because he has no choice on Lucy, he even had a chance HIMSELF to just ditch Sandy, he was rejected by Lucy before he even had a scarf. So in General, Mike is actually confused and is forced by one of the choices to join with Sandy.

JeffMScratch December 9, 2011, 5:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #198334

The first three panels lead me to believe that Mike actually believes it’ll all just pan out for him. I think he’s deluded himself into thinking that everyone loves him. He’s sure that if it were to come down to him and Lucy, he’d come out on top. Although, even IF Daisy follows Mike, despite Abbey loving her I think that he’s too rational and against this sort of behaviour to follow suit.
And he’s got no chance with Paulo.

Regardless of his intentions or feelings, what he’s doing is disgusting. He knows Lucy. He knows how to break her and he’s going to.
Sandy’s coming, and he needs to clean up his “mess”. It’s pathetic. He’s pathetic.

Even if he loves Sandy, that’s no way to treat your friend.
Sandy might be naive enough to think that Mike is being mistreated - and I have no ill feelings towards her for that. But if Mike actually took the time to explain the situation to her, instead of playing the helpless, “poor me, but I can handle it” victim, a.k.a the martyr, there would at least be a mutual understanding.

Lucy has worked very hard to overcome herself, and it’s been thrown in her face. I think she’s brave. Coming out like that, and even sticking by Mike despite the fact that Sandy was the one that he always left her for before.
Mike is a coward.

mayan December 9, 2011, 5:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #198335

Yeaaaah… Why do I have the felling Daisy will just have a crying meltdown, the she won’t follow Mike, Abbey will act like a gentleman and such and stay by Lucy, because he would never hurt a girl in any way, Paulo (for the love of god, he would never leave Lucy!) he will probably destroy Mike with a heck of a lot of violence, David will follow Paulo (but he does like Lucy), the secondary characters, like Sue and Tess, won’t leave Lucy for sure, AND, lets face it they will all turn against Mike and DRAMA WILL BE UNLEASHED!!! oh goody c:

rPanda December 9, 2011, 5:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #198337

Oh Mike. It won’t work out like you think, but at least you’ve got your long distance girlfriend to make you terribly lonely at night.

I still like you Mike, you kinda remind me of me.

Kindren December 9, 2011, 5:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #198338

mmh, I guess I’ll avoid the comment section for now, so much bile in here.

speaking of bile….oh hey, lucy!

thatonedude December 9, 2011, 6:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #198339

Daisy already thinks of Mike as kind of a jerk. If you remember she even called him a “Jerkity Jerk Jerk” when he refused to go after Lucy when Lucy came to the conclusion that Mike hated her.

Paulo. Paulo and you don’t get along Mike. What are you on? Besides it’s not like people can’t have mutual friends from two different groups even if Daisy DID go to pal around with Mike. I think Mike’s setting him self up for pain. And I think the entire rolereversal with Mike and Lucy is nearing it’s completion. Mike is now a jerk, and becoming a loner, and Lucy is the one trying to make amends, being abused, and so on.

Mike made some valid points, but it’s hard to agree with him when he’s just trying to pull reactions out of Lucy for the sake of making her feel pain.

Agentwebdog December 9, 2011, 6:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #198340

Ooh, lookit all the essays! I was actually wondering about this a month ago; I was wondering why all the characters care for Lucy so much when she is always so cold to everyone else. If she isn’t physically hurting someone (Mike, Tess, Daisy, Paulo), then she’s acting completely detached and disinterested. I mean, she wasn’t even present at the surprise party for Tess.

Adawg December 9, 2011, 6:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #198341

Daisy wouldn’t go. Not after Mike’s been such a jerk to Lucy. And if she thinks about, Abby would convince her not to, he’s too much of a gentleman to leave Lucy while she’s down. And Paulo definitely wouldn’t go, Mike doesn’t know what he’s saying, Paulo loves Lucy. And David, as unfocused as he may be, would stick up Lucy. That’s just how it is. Lucy hasn’t been nearly as violent lately, and she started coming out of her shell recently, too. The others know her story now, so they why she violent and withdrawn. Paulo wasn’t a rebound, not really. Lucy merely went to the next guy she could trust the most, who’s not related to her. Parasite? Unlikely. Paulo offered her peace, she had it for a while. Can you blame someone for trying to hold onto her longest friendship?


ps. PauloxLucy forever Mad Lucy x 8-)
pps Mike’s a douche Furious Abbey

cheshiregirl December 9, 2011, 6:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #198342

Mike….Go **** yourself. I tried to be nice to you, I studied your character and had theories that you were just under moral turmoil and stress, but after you pull this selfecentred crap and insult Lucy by calling her a ‘parasite’, I am officially done with you. You sir are nothing but a backstabbing-ignorant-egoistical-heartless- soulless-selfcenterd-dirt eating-snake, and all you people who say this is Mike being a ‘man’ or some other bullcrap, are really full of it. This is him being a massive **** and dick on a stick. This is him making someone like Darth Vader say “Dude! You are a ****ing ***!”

He has officially gone beyond the line of any form of redemption or forgiveness. The sheer audacity that ANYONE will follow his spineless butt is just laughable. I don’t think anyone will leave Lucy after they hear her side of the story, infact Mike is the one who’s gonna get the boot, and fully deserves it. This isn’t me speaking as a LucyxMike fan or even a Lucy fan (which I’m coming off as one), this is me being ****** off at the BS Mike is pulling because he can’t be mature enough and deal with problems like a real guy.

Kanashe December 9, 2011, 6:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #198343

I hope Hailey or someone will come and break the tension… :(

Haddi December 9, 2011, 6:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #198344

Looks to me like Mike has passed the moral event horizon as far as his actions towards Lucy have gone… it’s one thing to dismiss her, another to be outright mean to her but now he’s just plain crushing her.
Kind of a pity, as I always liked Mike before he became so bitter. He does have a point that Lucy has been quite mean to him in the past, but even he knew that what happened wasn’t as it would appear to an outsider - hence his confused reaction to Sandy being upset about it.
Ah well - I honestly doubt Mike’s predictions over who would leave the table will come to fruition. Paulo definitely wouldn’t leave - Mike may have underestimated their bond. David would stay with Paulo, most likely. I can see the move being a source of tension between Daisy and Abbey - Daisy would be most likely drawn to Mike, but Abbey would be shocked that Mike could be so callous towards Lucy; he’s always disliked bullies, and Mike is slowly but surely becoming one.
Who will stay? Who will go?! FIND OUT NEXT TIME, ON DRAGONBA- err… BITTERSWEET CANDY BOWL!

Mallard December 9, 2011, 6:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #198345

Wow. My respect meter for Mike just dropped into the negatives. I will enjoy seeing him break when everyone goes to Lucy…
Is that twisted? Idk
O and btw I feel for all you MikeXLucy fans, these last few pages mustve been painful…

M December 9, 2011, 6:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #198346

What a dick that mike. I think it’s logical he wants to leave the table because of Lucy. But he is expecting to let her completly alone?

And I don’t think Paulo would leave Lucy.

Volgrand December 9, 2011, 6:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #198347

Ok, that’s enough.
Mike, you’ve passed the “me defending you” point.

It’s true that Lucy has deserved some truth thrown at her face, BUT!

I doubt anyone would follow you to other table, since if you hadn’t noticed, no one’s actually your friend, they’re all a bunch of single minded “let’s love Lucy” freaks. (with the occasional exception of a few people)

NOW! Saying Lucy’s a parasite?! How much heartless can you be? Damn, my liking to you has taken a serious hit.
Grow back up, willya?

Lyucs December 9, 2011, 6:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #198348

I really agree with most of the postings here. Yes, Mike had a point in confronting Lucy (even when I think that he should have stated that out a long ago, in a less violent way, if it bothered him so much). No, this is in no way justified. This is no longer about his happiness; he just wants to hurt Lucy because he’s such a selfish pansy and his feelings have been hurt.

I doubt even SANDY would approve of Mike’s actions right now. I think even SHE would say “Mike, that’s too much”.

Cera December 9, 2011, 6:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #198349

I don’t see why he doesn’t think lucy would have friends after he leaves the table. I just don’t understand the logic, so… you will leave the table…. and they will follow you to a new one??? So just because you’re moving, means they’re going to leave along with you and leave lucy??? You are sure cutting up the girl who is in love with you really bad. I understand she caused you physical pain, but over time all those wounds heal, but words, words are forever.

If anything it’s just like their childhood, except they’re older, and it’s much worse. This might even make lucy badder than before. I remember that the reason she was like that was because of Mike. OH WELL, he will surely regret what he did. The group will find out some how, either because lucy will start acting strange and more depressed, or because she won’t talk to them and they’ll ask Mike.

Idek December 9, 2011, 6:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #198350

@Thespianut Who says there can’t be a happy ending? Just because things are difficult right now, it doesn’t mean that they won’t getter better at all later. Have a little faith man! Anyways, Holy crap, I picked a horrible time to start backing mike. I still side with him, but I still think that he’s lost himself in his rage and practically saying stuff to hurt her. On another note, what he said kind of contradicts himself. He clearly said to lucy that Paulo does not love her, nor will he stay with her because he’s not hers, yet he claims that Daisy will follow him? So basically what he is saying is “Paulo is in a happy relationship and you don’t have any right to control him, but even though Daisy is in a happy relationship, I still keep complete control over here”. Mike, work on that logic a bit. If you really think that Daisy will follow you, then the chances are that just as high that Paulo will not follow you. More likely what I think would happen is, Daisy would want to go, but she would be worried that Abbey would get jealous or break up with her if she saw all of her abandoning all of her friends to be with Mike, David might buzz in and out on occasion from table to table, possibly being forced to relay messages, and Paulo might be a little upset at best, that mikes leaving the table out of sheer spite for Lucy, but also take part in the relaying of hateful messages. Mike will be there in the new table awkwardly staring back at them, wondering why at least Daisy didn’t follow, and I can easily see the whole table eventually walking over there to confront him about this, where he will blame lucy, and then she will get a darker face than she will have normally, possibly start to cry, and maybe run away, or defend mike just because she feels so crappy about how she’s treated him, even though she made him feel so horrible. Or she will just be sad beyond talking. She might be absent from school that day. Mike, I support you, but I think that you are just acting like an enraged, cold hearted *******. Damn I can’t wait until monday T_T even though it’s the first day of school. I’d gladly go to school tommorow to see a new page tommorrow T_T.

Indigo December 9, 2011, 6:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #198351

makes me lol how seriously *in* to this and emotional some of these posts are. Love this comic… but seriously… its a COMIC.

afterlife December 9, 2011, 6:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #198352

mike you jerkface just stop right now you’ve done enough leave now mike and never come back I dont want you to come back no one does (see how you like it jerk) Furious Abbey

Arkrilyoth December 9, 2011, 6:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #198353

YOU KNOW WHAT WOULD BE CUTE

if like at the end of this chp. she’ll ask for his blue scarf as a memory of him since they will no longer be friends (not like she is going to foreget him because of this but you know what I mean.)

haha not sure why i’m saying this.. I guess im just looking to see how this chp. ends.

Idek December 9, 2011, 6:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #198354

I don’t like which way this is going to end.can’t wait to see him

Ac130 December 9, 2011, 6:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #198355

Oooookay this dialogue is pushing it. O.O If any of this slips, Paulo is going to seriously damage mike beyond repair….D: Is there going to be a major brawl in this chapter!?

I’m not sure if Lucy is going to have a sorrowful, depressed snap, or a I’m going to kill you snap. Either way, with the crap Mike is spewing at her right now, she’s going to snap regardless.

Oh god the anticipation for the next page…

Michael S. December 9, 2011, 6:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #198356

God, poor Lucy… this moment is going to scar her forever. When someone you love that much tells you something so horrifying, and sounds like they mean it, it sticks in your brain. Forever. Years later she’ll still be feeling the repercussions from this. I want to ****ing shoot Mike in the head right about now. I know exactly what it’s like to be in Lucy’s position right now… and it’s harder then almost anything else in the whole world. **** you Mike, seriously. I hope EVERYONE stays with Lucy and this little dreamscheme of his blows up in his goddamn face. ***** deserves it.

Lumi December 9, 2011, 6:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #198357

Good God! The poor things going to puke by the time this is over! D: Listen, Mike, let me level with you for a second. You have a right to be mad at Lucy (maybe even hate her), you have a right to end your friendship with her, but this is just overkill. She’s emotionally unstable as is! You really want to kick her down the road to suicide!? This isn’t going to end well for Mike…or either of them for that matter.

D(r)agon88 December 9, 2011, 6:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #198358

Just to clear things up, I’ve been reading the comic for a while now and I just signed up for an account! XD I am for no paticullar couple or anything, I’m just saying my thoughts on the story.

Oh God Mike… Havn’t you really done enough? After all, you forced her against the wall and forced her to listen to how Sandy helped you! Is anybody in the house? Where’s Mike’s sister and brother? Surley SOMEONE is hearing this? If this continues on, Lucy might become suicidal! After all, she WAS thinking about killing herself earlier…

I’m just gonna clear things up that the others arn’t gonna follow you. Daisy might… but she’s also one of Lucy’s closest friends and would tell how hse would be lonely. If Daisy does decide to go, there is always Abby to stop her. Being a real gentleman, he would also punch, or at least try to punch, Mike in the freakin’ face! Paulo barely even LIKES Mike, which is shown a thousand times in the past comics, and, like a ton of people already said before me, David will follow where Paulo does. Plus Paulo and David seem more fond towards Lucy and will choose her side, like they’ve done in a few past situations. Sue will follow Lucy because they are friends and will probably try and get Mike and Lucy back together for the play. The only one left would be Tess, which I’m pretty sure would choose Lucy’s side, mainly because she would easily feel Lucy’s pain and also because there are more people on that paticullar side to cover her own. In other words Mike, you’re just lying to make Lucy really mad and sad. In reality, you will be an outcast but will easily choose new friends to be with.

I can easily sympothize with Mike, sense I know Lucy HAS gone way too far, but now, he needs to seriously stop hurting her. Like I said before, hasn’t he done enough?

Also, I can agree that Lucy is, not all the way, but sort of a parasite. A parasite is a creature who benifits from everyone else, but others never benifit from it. There like mosquitos who draw blood from humans in order to drink, but we don’t get anything except for a nasty bugbite. But, we all can’t help admitting that Lucy has been really helpful in some comics, hasn’t she?

Like Lucy, I understand what it is to only be alone. Of course, I’m not violent or anything, actually, I’m the most compassionate person in the grade level. I just understand how bad you can feel with no friends. But, at least whenever Lucy gets home, she has her pets to cheer her up!

: 3

megeriffic December 9, 2011, 6:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #198359

well, not sure i can say anything that hasn’t already been said at this point. kinda funny since mike’s reasoning is almost the exact opposite of everyone else who was speculating. anyways., liking the page Taeshi, thanks.

Deuce Moose December 9, 2011, 6:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #198360

Some serious hate going on over here. But I doubt anyone would just leave Lucy like that though. Mike is being a taaad self-righteous.

Fauxpas December 9, 2011, 6:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #198361

Sweet delusions of grandeur, Mike.

It’ll make hitting rock bottom all the more painful.

Vigtyr December 9, 2011, 6:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #198362

Lucy figurine demands you stop watching pr0n?

Kindle kat December 9, 2011, 6:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #198363

@afterlife You know what, to the point of 3 paragraph comments, i have to agree xD But i’m just gonna take my part: I seriously feel sad for lucy, because she’s EVOLVED, she’s not that annoying bitch anymore.

Mike… Just dosen’t get it… at all.

GameBoy December 9, 2011, 6:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #198364

You’re lucky I can’t deck you through the computer Mike.

Look at Lucy! The poor thing is about to hurl! A parasite?! What the hell is wrong with you?!

Jackiesoarous December 9, 2011, 6:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #198366

So far I hate mike me than sandy! Mike is my absalute least favorite! I put him lower than a bidoof! I just wanna FALON PUNCH him to death.

The awesome one December 9, 2011, 7:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #198367

By this point, I highly doubt that if Mike ever comes rushing back to Lucy here, she would accept it easily.

Daisy, Abbey, Paulo, and David would notice that Mike turned into such a dick, wouldn’t they? At least I hope they would.

C’mon, Luce. =c Stay strong for us! We need you.

Streak December 9, 2011, 7:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #198368

To everyone saying Paulo will stay with Lucy…

Paulo DOES love Lucy, but you’re forgetting one important detail:

He would choose Daisy over her any day. So if Daisy left the table (which might be likely, provided she doesn’t figure out the entire situation), Paulo’s likely to follow. And, of course, David with Paulo and Abbey with Daisy.

Ziggy December 9, 2011, 7:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #198369

How deluded of him. You know what Lucy, don’t even bother with him anymore. Don’t look at him, and when these ‘friends’ of his don’t come, don’t even give him the grin. Whatever happens, happens.

And if Mike ever comes back, ****’em!

Amber December 9, 2011, 7:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #198370

If Mike really thinks that Lucy was an emotional parasite, then he really needs to take a look in the mirror, and realize what a hypocrite he actually is. When sandy left back in the third grade, who was he using as an emotional crutch and replacement for Sandy? Lucy herself.

The thing about the abuse is that he really could have asked her to stop beating him up, because seriously, I’ve done that with friends before and it works fine. Not to mention the fact that Lucy actually loves him, and would stop harming him just to remain friends with him.

In the end, Mike’s really just turned into a dick lately, and whiile some of it is justifiable, this definitely isn’t.

Sael December 9, 2011, 7:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #198371

I love how Mike trully thinks he knows his friends. He doesn’t know how in love with Lucy Paulo is, he doesn’t realise how close of friends Daisy and Lucy is, he doesn’t notice how much Abby dislikes him anyways. He’s got David down to a T at least. Though even David is smart enough to realise that Mike is wrong. Even the others they hang with who he didn’t mention would choose Lucy over him.

Mike honestly thinks that no one notices what an *** he is. He thinks Lucy is the cause of all pain for everyone. He needs to get his head outa his butt.

God this comic is getting me really emotional.

But, and I did state this in a comment on the last page, I think these words are going to make Lucy think she has no one and just not hang out with any of her friends. Not attempting to hang out with them will mess her up even more, because they’ll just be around Mike, she’ll see that, then just truly convince herself that she’s unloved.

Blue December 9, 2011, 7:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #198372

You disgust me Mike. That is so low, calling her a parasite. I thought you were better than that. And I know Daisy will make the right choice.

Julka December 9, 2011, 7:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #198373

I’m a pasifist, but even I want to wring his scrauny, little neck! HOW COULD HE DO THAT TO LUCY!?!?

no one December 9, 2011, 7:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #198374

…and he forgets Sue.
Anyways, Mike just doesn’t know what he is saying, like… okay never mind, at this point I strongly dislike Mike, but still have feelings for him. If that makes sense?
Oh hey hey shouldn’t they go home soon, I mean it might be getting late and stuff so uh yeah.

Beyatchart December 9, 2011, 7:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #198375

If Mike really thinks that Lucy was an emotional parasite, then he really needs to take a look in the mirror, and realize what a hypocrite he actually is. When sandy left back in the third grade, who was he using as an emotional crutch and replacement for Sandy? Lucy herself.

The thing about the abuse is that he really could have asked her to stop beating him up, because seriously, I’ve done that with friends before and it works fine. Not to mention the fact that Lucy actually loves him, and would stop harming him just to remain friends with him.

In the end, Mike’s really just turned into a dick lately, and while some of it is justifiable, this definitely isn’t.

Sael December 9, 2011, 7:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #198376

There’s one thing everyone seems to be forgetting: It’s just a dumb lunch table. Who gives a friggin’ flying Furious Abbey?

Worst case scenario, they might switch tables from day to day, spending half the week with one and the rest with the other. Even if they did like Mike more (they don’t), they wouldn’t just abandon Lucy.

MacFluffers December 9, 2011, 7:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #198378

Waaaaahh make it stop taeshi!

Defutz December 9, 2011, 7:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #198379

Spoiler Alert

They don’t get to pick sides because Lucy kills herself and Mike wins them all.
Sandy moves into town and is accepted into the group as Lucy’s superior replacement and everyone lives happily ever after.

SeƱor Roboto December 9, 2011, 7:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #198380

Really Mike, Really? Really?! What your talking about is ********. You share friends jack-***, and hopefully they’ll be better then to completely abandon Lucy like that. I will admit that Lucy deserved some of the anger she had been getting. He let it build up and never dealt with it. But this is kicking someone when their down, giving the Ol’ Pile driver and spitting on their body, and if he’s feeling particular viscous, ******* on her! No One deserves that! I would never do that, even to the people who have hurt me badly before. I hope Sandy dumps your *** Mike as She Deserves better then a male who has his head so far up his own ***. Also because you deserve a delightful reality check where you release YOU. ARE. NOT. PERFECT! Furious Abbey

… I really hoped that he would have just told her to get out of his room. He could have, he didn’t need to go this far… I also don’t blame Sandy. She only got half the story of how mean and abusive Lucy was. She never heard of all the good times they had together as friends… With her Personality (At least what was seen so far) and this limited knowledge it made sense she wanted Mike to stop being friends with Lucy but I doubt She commanded him to totally destroy her emotionally. ;_;

Oh and Mike, delightful way you decided to have a round of the Pot calling the Kettle black. Bullying can be Emotional, Mental ad Sexual as well. What your doing is Emotional and Mental. Guess your even, hope your proud of yourself. Furious Abbey

Taeshi-san Your story to so good and get’s so much emotion out of people. :D I hope though that if Lucy does go through a Suicidal Time that it doesn’t hurt her permanently ;_;

Edit: Also I love the Lucy Figurine T^T I just am poor due to Christmas.

Yume December 9, 2011, 7:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #198381

One thing the folks who were defending Mike need toe remember is that Mike’s been using , and clinging to Lucy this whole time too. When Sandy first appeared Mike ignored Lucy. When Sandy was gone he, to use his term, “rebounded” back to Lucy. He’s even admitted that he would pretend Lucy was Sandy. Dispite how he claimed to be her friend he would abandon her at the drop of the hat to chase after his distant ideal. But he knew she’d be waiting for him because she needed him, so if it didn’t work this time he could go back to the pretend Sandy for a bit. Now that he has the real Sandy. Having the pretend one around is embarrassing.

Sure Lucy was pretty bad too they were in a co dependent relationship and each one reinforced the bad in the other

TGH December 9, 2011, 7:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #198382

What a lot of people seem to be missing is that in order to not think Mike is a dick, you gotta see this from his perspective; he’s put up with Lucy for years, and has been wanting to tell it to her straight for months.

It’s a huge weight on patience to hold back on rejecting someone who’s hurting you, and it’s an IMMENSE weight on the heart to hold back on telling someone you care for something important. When it comes out, it’ll be clumsy and maybe even hurtful. Mike’s being both saying the people at the table will all follow him; hurtful because he’s telling Lucy no one cares about her, and clumsy because he’s making assumptions. His argument is weak, but Lucy isn’t thinking straight, so all he says probably rings true to her.

Keep in mind Mike is currently getting rid of someone he considers to be bad for him; if you’ve ever let go of someone because you realized they were bad for you, you’d understand.

Paash December 9, 2011, 7:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #198383

I really hate Mike right now, but I also kinda feel sorry for him (but not really). He’s gotten himself so wrapped up in Sandy’s perfectness and focusing on hating Lucy that he doesn’t know his own friends anymore. You’re really pathetic, Mikie.

Ryn December 9, 2011, 7:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #198384

Mike needs his *** kicked. And i dont think its as simple as he thinks. All the people he claims werent her friends, were there for Lucy when Mike wasnt. I think theyll all see him as a dick if he leaves, and know exactly why.

Vince December 9, 2011, 7:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #198385

@Paash: Well said. Despite all this, I’m still siding with Mike. I’ve been in my share of toxic relationships, and it’s an immense psychological pressure. Sadly enough, I don’t think Mike has any friends besides Daisy; everyone else is always tormenting him or beating the crap out of him… perhaps he would be better off leaving the group.

Adawg December 9, 2011, 7:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #198386

Mike is seriously putting a dent in Lucy’s self-esteem. Coming from him, this hurts, and the words sound true, so calling her a parasite and telling her nobody loves her and all that jazz? She’s devastated. I hope she doesn’t kill herself, and I REEEALLY hope that she calls all of the other members of the group to make sure that they do love her, as I’m sure they do.

That might be the doings of an insecure child, but hey, that’s what Lucy is, right?

Tickle Monster December 9, 2011, 7:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #198387

I love hor in real life this is probably a 20 minute conversation with crying at the end…..but it’s taking weeks to finish…lol ;)

Shamber December 9, 2011, 7:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #198388

oh yeah mike, that is just what would happen if you left.

Cata :3 December 9, 2011, 7:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #198389

Wooooooooooow…

And Mike just keeps finding new lows to sink to.

It is my deepest hope this backfires in his face in the worst possible way.

And given what little self control he is showing, it will hopefully be spectacular.

Dr.Z December 9, 2011, 7:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #198390

I blame Sandy. I understand what Mike is going through seeing as though Lucy pretty much beat him all the time but, if Sandy hadn’t have said anything (What girlfriend wouldn’t express her worry for her boyfriend is NOT what I’m completly leaving out here) Mike wouldn’t be going off the deep end right now.

I think he’s about to drive her to a suicidal way of thought. Mike, you need to get a grip on yourself and know when enough is enough.

The Almighty Twitch December 9, 2011, 8:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #198391

HOLY CRAP MIKIE! Seriously, I’ve been taking up until this. He created this extremely elaborate way of getting everyone to come with him. So, I agree on the Paulo thing at least. He has awesome Jazz while Lucy isn’t really there to him anymore.

CTS4Kouhei December 9, 2011, 8:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #198392

parasite?! Mike, that’s too far! Frankly, calling her that was crossing the line, and saying no one else likes her at all is going too far as well. What would he know? He’s been an *** faced bully to her even though she stopped her behavior he disliked so much months ago and apologized.
Mike’s quickly becoming one of my least favorite characters

asimplefangirl December 9, 2011, 8:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #198393

I think people are being unfair to Mike here. Lucy is abusive. Incredibly abusive. I’ve lived with this kind of abuse. My brother beat his girlfriend and every time she walked out on him he stalk her and harass her, crying the entire time about how she was doing this to them. I’ve been told by my abusers if I leave I’ll be on my own with no one and nothing to show for my life because they would take it away. Lucy’s tears do not wash away her sins, and her statement that Mike will be alone is the last ditch effort of the abusive to remain in control.

Unfortunate December 9, 2011, 8:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #198394

oh…. god………… i feel like… lucy’s gonna puke of sadness ;_;

zachary was right when they was in vacation… lucy should be prepared, whenever he and friends was going to leave her… D:

BUT
i don’t think paulo would follow mike, even thoug he’s with jasmine, and he hates mike, and if daisy discovers what he has done to lucy, i doubt she’s going with him(and so would’nt abbey). sue and tess would be at lucy’s side too. i just hope that sandy ends everything up with mike when she discovers what HE has done to her, so he would see what is “beign hated”…

Anon December 9, 2011, 8:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #198395

Mike, COME ON. Mad Lucy
You’re becoming more and more ridiculous, you think that no one would notice? Seriously? Furious Abbey
Lucy, you better not stay quiet about this, but then again you will because you can’t hear us, let alone me.
I just know she’s going to go to Augustus on this one, I just know it.

(oh jeezus TWO Anons???)

Anon December 9, 2011, 8:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #198396

well, theres only one way this could get way, way, way, waaaaaaaaaaay worse, if yoshy was there

JSossamon December 9, 2011, 8:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #198397

Aww man Mike, I was understanding up to this point, but dude that’s just malicious.

Kuna December 9, 2011, 8:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #198398

Yes, exactly what would happen, as everyone loves Mikie with their hearts and is bestfriend of all of them. I can assure you that.

Why did he say that?! He was just screwing it right with all of the Mike-is-the-sad-and-miserable-victim-that-needs- revenge-and-heartbreak-Lucy…

If you go off the table…, you just go off the table nobody except maybe Daisy is going to move with you.

Maybe in the moment it happens, Lucy is going to be so devastated that she is going to move out… well, she is not really always in the table, but you understand my point.

And oh yes, that is just how Paulo and David are gonna follow you. Obviously as Paulo just loves you and doesnt think your a stupid jerk full of crap.
Not only because he is with Jasmine is that he doesnt love Lucy. You dont have to “be” with someone to love him.

IM SO ****** OFF RIGHT NOW I HOPE HE DIES IN A HOLE AND THEN IS RAPED AND BURNED YOU STUPID PIECE OF CRAP. Yes, Ive known people like that, that have done just the same to me, and I cant stand it.

Cata :3 December 9, 2011, 8:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #198399

And here goes another MikeXLucy shipper, jumping ship. Too much damage done. Still, to anyone still attempting to defend Mike as being justified for what he’s doing, bear this in mind:

This is no longer him terminating a friendship, deserved or not. This is a deliberate attack on Lucy. The old Mike would never have knowingly destroyed someone the way he is now, regardless of his personal feelings. Like it or not, this is a clear sign that the beloved Mike of old is not just changed, but completely gone.

And Mike is deluding himself to believe the entire group would ditch her. Daisy and Abbey might well go with Mike, but there’s no way Paulo and David would. Don’t forget, Paulo has already made it clear that, given the chance, he’d still take Lucy over Jazz. And he seems to have forgotten Sue and McCain who are at least part time table dwellers. And Tess, at least for the remainder of this school year. None of them have any serious ties to either of these two, so they are just as likely to stick with Lucy as they are Mike.

Jay The First December 9, 2011, 8:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #198400

She’s going to be sick and she only believes this because she’s hurting. RUN! STOP HER FROM LISTENING ANYMORE!

Suzume December 9, 2011, 8:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #198401

I’m hoping that this is all just a bad dream that has manifested itself from her deepest fears. Because this is the absolute worst thing that can be done to her. Especially saying no one cares about her. She was already saying to that guy that she has had enough. I hope somehow they all realise what a dick he has been. Somehow…
Maybe someone will walk in….

Kuching December 9, 2011, 8:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #198402

O god the reality of collapsing around Lucy, Mike is right, Lucy never bother in make more friend other than Mike, and Paulo give up to Lucy long ago, which means Lucy will have Augustus for her our?.

The girl is screw for real and there is no rope long enough to pull her out of the pit unless she start to climb REALLY hard

Katanasoul December 9, 2011, 8:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #198403

OK, first of all I am with Mike on this one. I dont think Lucys a parasite but she is mostly mean towards people and for those who think Lucy has been really nice to Mike: JERKFACE!!! Lucy has been mean towards Mike for a long time, and I am happy he has finally realised that he should get it all out. This is a really good way to say it too, he is standing up for himself and showing Lucy she should really think what she says. And for those who are all like “OMG, he is crying because he doesnt want to do this to her!” He is crying because he feels that this is a relief and thinking why he hasnt done this before!
I dont really know why people care so much about this (Its a F***ING COMIC!) but this is what I think and whatever you say wont change my opinion

Apple December 9, 2011, 8:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #198404

Mike… you’re kidding me. This isn’t the person who put yourself in danger on multiple occasions all for Lucy… Maybe she did need telling off, but to utterly crush her and leave her with the prospect of nothing is beyond cruel. There better be some karmic backlash to this stupid rant of yours.

Ashe December 9, 2011, 8:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #198405

Wow….. Okay. I don’t even know what to say anymore. Mike, you should just… leave. And never come back. EVER. I hope you get hit by a bus.

I don’t think Paulo would leave Lucy… He really cares about her. Mike’s getting all these crazy ideas in his head. Everyone’s seen how Lucy’s been nicer and how Mike’s been meaner, I don’t think they’ll just “let it go” and be his blind followers. I really wish I knew what was going on in your head Taeshi, I can’t see what purpose there is for making Mike a horrible person and breaking Lucy’s heart into 3 trillion tiny pieces. Right now, Mike’s picking on Lucy, she’s barely fighting back anymore. A parasite!? Mike! What the hell is wrong with you! You can’t just have stopped noticing that’s a person you’re talking to! Even if you have anger towards her, or ‘hatred’ you…. AAAAHHH!

Yuki-chan December 9, 2011, 8:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #198406

this is getting very intesting. really love your comics, please keep them up :D

Thorn December 9, 2011, 8:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #198407

That… thats kinda true I won’t lie :unsure:

But mike is so being a d**k. Mad Lucy

Rozon December 9, 2011, 8:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #198408

Jeez, people you don’t need to go hatin on Mike. I mean, having two people you have a crush is really hard. It’s really stressful without a doubt. Besides, Lucy was really mean to Mike for ever. Ever since 3rd grade I think.

Don't hate ppl December 9, 2011, 8:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #198409

Mike just need a highfive… in the face… with a chair.

Cass December 9, 2011, 8:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #198410

I am so eager to see what is this all about…. The situation is getting more and more out of hand and i don’t understand the purpose of it. If this is a dream, what will Lucy see and how react after it? If Mike changed SO MUCH, that he wants to completely destroy Lucy, then what will happen? How others will react?

Tension is rising… :(

Ranadiel December 9, 2011, 8:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #198412

This brings back icky memories.

As previously stated, he is being cruel and his actions are immature and unwarranted.

Despite Lucy’s shortcomings, it’s just as terrible to speak to someone like that. People do change, it takes a while, but stepping all over someone while they’re trying to improve is just mean. Besides he could’ve just told her he didn’t like her and such and call it a night. Even leaving the table is fine, but expecting people to join you is mean to Lucy and them. They shouldn’t be put in a position where they feel they have to choose.

Lucy should just leave. Letting someone victimize and disrespect you is lame, just leave. Please?

Jen December 9, 2011, 8:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #198413

lol Cass.

klv3s December 9, 2011, 8:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #198415

Im taking ballots for tha screw mike your an idiot book, i hope to have a collage at the end
jk
but ya mike is about as deluded and whipped as Paulo is on Lucy, nice try there mikey but that same behavior may lose your precious Sandy… heheh

Freddyz December 9, 2011, 8:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #198416

Mike, you’re being a bit delusional here…

Daisy kind of hates you, remember? Abbey would stick to her, and she would stick with Lucy— plus, Paulo would NEVER leave Lucy, and David might be dumb but he’d stick around too. Tess and Sue would stay with lucy as well. Face it, no one’s on your side.

UGH this is getting so good….

Nomnom December 9, 2011, 8:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #198417

MAN, what a *****. Can we tar/feather him and roll him down a hill?

Krys the Wytch December 9, 2011, 8:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #198420

everytime I read this my stomach hurts
because im sick of mike

Zakarina December 9, 2011, 8:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #198421

I hope Carter comes back and beats Mike’s *** for that. I like Carter, and I’ve never really liked mike that much.

Laura December 9, 2011, 8:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #198422

Paulo likes Daisy more than Lucy. So if Daisy does follow Mike, then Paulo would follow too. And just because they followed doesn’t mean they’ve been told what happened. They could go ‘Hey guys, Mike looks lonely by himself. Let’s sit over there. Lucy, you coming? No? Alright then.’

MouseCat December 9, 2011, 8:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #198423

I do think at this point Mike is being a little harsh, but I’m still on his side here. He’s right, that several of him may side with him, but I doubt they just up and leave Lucy like it’s nothing, because they care for her a lot, too. Daisy would still overall be concerned for Lucy (even though she does, in fact, still love Mike, and does have a strong possibility of following him), and Abbey definitely would be concerned for Lucy because, regardless of how much he loves Daisy, he ultimately cared for Lucy a lot as well. And Paulo may think be self-proclaimed “bros” with Mike, but he is in love with Lucy and would be ****** off with the fact that Mike had upset her, so, ultimately, he would not side with him. Sue is good friends with Mike, but Sue is also one of Lucy’s closest friends, so she also has a strong possibility of staying with her. Tess is very good friends with Mike as well, but she is also shown to be protective of Lucy, so I think it’s a safe bet that she would stay with her.

But it’s not as if Mike would be totally alone, as there is a good chance some of the others will follow him. And Mike can make new friends; outside of Lucy, he’s a pretty likable guy. “You wont have any friends”, well, perfect opportunity to meet some new people, it’s not that difficult and Mike is a pretty social person. Lucy might have a problem with new friends, she should be more worried about herself in this case because she has such a hard time trusting others.

Tsukaiz December 9, 2011, 8:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #198425

lol, it’s like he’s TRYING to be a super personal dick about this. for the readers to hate.

anon December 9, 2011, 8:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #198426

It’s good that Mike finally got out what he wanted to say, but years of pent up anger is stretching it and embellishing it. There is really no need for this, Mike. You’ve already broken Lucy beyond repair, and now you have to crush and spread the pieces even further.
Shame on yo
;_;

Half Moon Half Sun December 9, 2011, 8:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #198428

It’s good that Mike finally got out what he wanted to say, but years of pent up anger is stretching it and embellishing it. There is really no need for this, Mike. You’ve already broken Lucy beyond repair, and now you have to crush and spread the pieces even further.
Shame on you.
;_;
All Mike needed to do was let her know how much she’s been hurting him. He accomplished that, now he should just leave it alone. Lucy is ruined, Mike, and because of you.
Are you truly satisfied?

Half Moon Half Sun December 9, 2011, 8:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #198429

I agree she is a parasite- kinda sad that he’s right somewhat
But I don’t see why he has to bring other people into the issue, they may be predictable but they have their own minds- siding is immature anyway
Don’t worry Lucy you’ll always have Paulo secretly… I think he’s just liking that girl he’s with but really loves Lucy

This drama is getting really old maybe I’ll come back in 3 weeks or so

casui December 9, 2011, 8:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #198431

You know, I’ve experienced both physical and emotional abuse, and I promise you, what still sticks with today is not the physical abuse. Even if things turn out alright somehow, those words will still echo inside her at the worst moments. You never forget what the people who you care about say when it’s stuff like that. Mike, I could see rebounding from the physical abuse she’s heaped on you from time to time, but this is too far. And would you really switch not getting beat up for not having your life saved? Yet you’ve clung to the times she’s hurt you, but completely thrown out the times she’s helped you. And you’ve told Sandy only the bad stuff, giving Sandy an unfair view of Lucy. I actually kind of want Sandy to see you and help Lucy. Because even in a temper, you’ve thrown words at Lucy that she can’t ever forget. They’re like bits of glass under the skin that always cut you until your skin thickens there, and even then they still slice you every now and then.
More than that, this apparently happens every time he gets off the phone with Sandy, or does no one remember his sister’s comment about the stick up his ***? So….What’s Sandy got to do with your nasty attitude? Really, dude, I wanted to know your side of the story, but now I’m just kind of sick of you.

KittySabba December 9, 2011, 8:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #198432

@Skygaze: Um hello…she’s practically always clinging to Mike or almost anyone as comfort. Hence why he called her a “Parasite”.

Very harsh now, yes…but Mike has a point, you cannot deny it, especially when this chapter is easily making their fault obvious to why their in this situation.

Shojobo December 9, 2011, 8:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #198433

i think mike is gona is hurt by them bullies that lucy and him beat up

david December 9, 2011, 8:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #198435

God, Mike, have you seen a James Bond film? You don’t tell your sinister plan to someone BEFORE you act on it.

prime_pm December 9, 2011, 9:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #198436

Hegel once said: “Only one man ever understood me, and he didn’t understand me.”
What he was saying with this line is that humans conceive of each other in an abstract sense, we can never achieve a concrete understanding of another person(a complete undertsanding).
That implies that we can never truly know the reaction of that other person, no matter how well we know them or how certain we are they act in a certain way it is hubris to belive that your actions will lead to the reactions you desire to be the outcome.
From that I’m assuming the 2 likeliest reasons for Mike says the rest will follow is: 1) He is being a cruel dick that wants Lucy to belive the rest of the gang will leave her. 2) He is delusional and actually belives that the rest will act just as he assume.
If either is right he is reaching the lowest point of any abstract character: The Dickshit.

RandomEncounter December 9, 2011, 9:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #198437

Mike we understand Lucy has been mean to you. Been very abusive to more exact and that is her fault but she has very harsh emotional and mental issues which you are increasing. I wouldn’t be surprised if Lucy snapped and went psycho. I don’t think everyone will follow you the way you think. To them Lucy is a friend and you’ve hurt her so I’m sure Paulo and Abby will kick your butt for hurting her.

Sparrow December 9, 2011, 9:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #198438

Dick move.
That is all.

Aria December 9, 2011, 9:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #198439

I bet once they know what a jerk he’s beento her they’ll ditch him instead. And she’s right. Paulo wouldn’t leave her.

mdg245 December 9, 2011, 9:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #198441

i think mike is a jerk. i mean lucy already apologized. mike why do you have to be so mean. this is just like when cody told my friend that she was a person nobody wants to be around. just because she acts the way she does sometimes she might have a reason. poor lucy. mike, i think you should have a group meeting and see what the others think. lucy needs to be in that group too. give her a chance to tell you why she acts the way she does and let her have another chance. my grammy always told me to forgive people. and if you really hated her so much you should have told her years ago.

melberry December 9, 2011, 9:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #198442

Can’t believe Mike said that! Poor Lucy…. I actually hate Sandy so much for all of this I can’t believe Mike’s chose her over Lucy I mean who would you choose? A girl you knew years ago that moved away or the girl that was your best friend all those years that other girl was out of your life plus not to forget the whole time Mike and Sandy have been together he hasn’t even seen her once only spoke over the phone. Ugh I hate her.

ZeldaLink December 9, 2011, 9:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #198443

woa!WOA!too far man,too far!to be truthful, Paulo would not leave her if he loves her or not.but with rest i think he has a point!gah,poor lucy

THAT GUY December 9, 2011, 9:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #198444

Whoa, now bro. I was rooting for you all this time until that dick move. Geeeez XD

Lolly December 9, 2011, 9:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #198445

huh, not the way i would expect this to of continued, seems she might get a “falls into a depression coma”

Eruadan December 9, 2011, 9:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #198446

Taeshi - are you just keeping this up until all the apologists admit he’s being a dick?
I still see at least one.

DiamondMx December 9, 2011, 9:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #198447

She is only a parasite you mike, only you mike and no one else.

BTW, the lucy figurine is cool, I’m not sure if I would buy it or buy it this month. Still, it looks pretty good.

Starkeyblade December 9, 2011, 9:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #198448

Hell thats hard stuff o.o will he bring her to suicide? thats bad thats really bad … i mean they were friends kay she kickd his butt most time but thats to much.

i think if Sandy would see or hear this she would punch him right in the face… <.

Foxy December 9, 2011, 9:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #198449

you see what Mike is doing to Lucy?

you see Lucy’s face, mind and emotions being torn apart?

that’s me 2 years ago

ps. that figurine is so gonna be mine

roler42 December 9, 2011, 9:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #198450

I 100% AGREE with Skygaze.

RohanSpartan December 9, 2011, 9:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #198451

Oh shut up Mike, what do you know :smirk: Yada yada, Imma jealous bitch’s puppy (or is it *****?) who thinks he’s all mighty lalala! That’s Mike for you :D

spicybleachedhead December 9, 2011, 9:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #198452

lucy will never be alone not so long as the fans keep her from the lonely darkness

omnifarious December 9, 2011, 9:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #198453

omgg,i like legit cried…wouldn’t be awesome if lucy tried to commit suicide,and all his friends would be like “YOU ARE A MONSTER”

enxhi December 9, 2011, 9:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #198454

Okay Mike, I think she gets it, you can stop now….any time here…she got the point…I know you had to be rough to get the point across but this is just overkill.

RedWriter December 9, 2011, 9:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #198455

Oh dear…. is she getting sick? And MikexJUMPINGOFFABRIDGE FTW.
Lucy does not deserve this.
I now no longer not like Sandy.
I respect her.
I have loved Lucy from the beginning of the story.
But Mike? He can go jump off a bridge and be hit by a falling piano for all I care.
And then some!

theghost December 9, 2011, 9:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #198456

Please O please, let it happen the way Mike describes it,
-just in the opposite way.
If he wants to be an *** let him be an *** and suffer the consquences. Even better, after he finally singled himself out and is alone with his girlfriend, (what was her name again?) make a repeat of the Backally scene, (the one where Lucy kicked ***). Karma´s a bitch and he deserves a smackdown.

Random Surfer December 9, 2011, 9:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #198457

Rebound?

****ing what?! We all saw Another Shoulder, and she wasn’t in her right mind, thanking Paulo for not letting her do anything drastic.

And didn’t he say afterward, that he would be there for her, No matter what? Mikes messed up in the head, if he thinks Paulo will follow, souly on Daisy’s merit.

Extendo Mags December 9, 2011, 9:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #198458

SOUL C-C-C-CRUSHER!

Officerr December 9, 2011, 9:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #198460

K.O!
but is TRUE

wolfile December 9, 2011, 9:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #198461

FUZZY TAIL!!!! *O*

Knux-the-Killer December 9, 2011, 10:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #198462

Come on guys, Mike just needs a high-five…in the face…with a chair.

Xero December 9, 2011, 10:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #198463

now this is getting ridiculous… mike needs to be smashed in the face.

Bioniclema90 December 9, 2011, 10:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #198464

nooooo D: ! why mike lucy is not a parasite only a not loving giving person to u D:!!! but stil mike is right sadly………….
hope lucy doesint take it her whole life PLEAZE SHE’S TOO SWEET!!!!

and i gonna read the omic all over so give me luck >:) !
peace HELL YEA……

thatshurt,good? December 9, 2011, 10:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #198465

WOULDN’T THAT BE POETIC IRONY? THE GREATEST ADVERSARY TO THE VAMPIRES TURNS OUT TO BE THE BIGGEST PARASITE OF THEM ALL…..


…… just came to mind

Huh? December 9, 2011, 10:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #198466

Dang, Mike is seriously messed up in the head. Like who goes that far with anything and acts like a complete jerk and says all these nasty things to this poor girl who was trying to make everything right again. Like she really is trying you know? She’s trying to make amends for how she treated him and he just doesn’t give two *****. So many feels man.

Great work Taeshi, you’re an excellent writer. uvu

maid of time December 9, 2011, 10:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #198467

that’s it. I thought I could be a little more considerate of mike here, but **** it. mike is an absolute ******* and deserves nothing less than for either sandy to cancel at the last minute, have all his friends leave him, or both. i don’t care who lucy ends up with, mike just could have handled this a hell of a lot better.
**** YOU MIKE.

nyxeris December 9, 2011, 10:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #198468

noo way…think about it,everyone has there own lives who will follow mike to who know were with sandy.lucy with ether tell someone or someone will find out.but lets say daisy finds out what mike does to lucy,she to would be heart broken(and mad at mike) she will tell abby.abby would be mad and not like mike.if pholo finds out he would kick mike in the “crouch” and porbely beet him up really mad.so now way he would go with mike.then david would follow pholo and so would jasmine.tess would kill mike and tell her friends…..so mike would be the one alone…with sandy

enxhi December 9, 2011, 10:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #198469

Mike, although I admire your reasoning skills, crushing Lucy like this is just wrong. The past few pages I thought Michael was trying to protect her from getting damaged when Sandy comes to town. But this is too far…

Also… is Lucy about to be sick? oh boy.

Kirby Boi December 9, 2011, 10:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #198470

Ouch. That was uncalled for. I understand Mike’s mad, but now it’s like he’s just trying to hurt Lucy. D:

Xenos December 9, 2011, 10:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #198471

Okay guys you have to admit, even you who like what mike is doing. This is pretty low.

He KNOWS Lucy. He KNOWS who she really is behind the punching. And he NEVER TOLD HER TO STOP DOING THAT.

If you sit down with a friend and tell them to stop hitting you like Lucy did, they usually stop. If you make it serious and not a big joke at least. If he did that Lucy would NEVER have been acting like she does.

And no, Paulo will not leave her. Even if he does have a girlfriend Lucy is still his friend.

Go to hell mike Mad Lucy

Mr. Morningstar December 9, 2011, 10:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #198472

Prediction: Ultimatium asked for by Mike with everyone else to choose him, or Lucy. Everyone else chooses Lucy. Mike gets more mad, more stchuff happens.

If i get this right, will somebody bake me cookies? Im starving D:

Krystal McCloud December 9, 2011, 10:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #198473

That’s a funny way to say “I hate loving you so don’t make me love you anymore because I’m too stubborn to give you the time of day anymore.

Also Sandy is actually a man, and I’m gay.”

Mike sure knows how to stir up drama.

Karoropuffs December 9, 2011, 10:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #198474

wow… i just… wow. okay, mike is being way way WAY too harsh here. lucy does need to hear these things, to an extent, but mike hasn’t just crossed the line, he took a dump on it, killed its children, and slept with its spouse.

that being said, the art is really beautiful in this page. phenomenal. it really gets the emotions across… well done, tae.

benbiscuit December 9, 2011, 10:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #198476

Okay, after a long time I was finally convinced in this chapter Mike had a good point. Last page I was beginning to think Mike was just trying to plain hurt her, and now he definitely is. Telling her he’ll take away all her friends, telling her her “dumb rebound” doesn’t love her, calling her a parasite, all this and he knows how fragile she really is. My guess is everyone will hate Mike, and Lucy will shut everyone else off and then go into the Lucy suicide arc. Mike will act like he doesn’t need any of them and when he realizes Lucy is in the hospital for a suicide attempt, he’ll feel guilty. Atleast he better feel real guilty the inhuman ****.

Flashbomb7 December 9, 2011, 10:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #198477

Something I do wonder… with the initial yelling, Haley was just downstairs so you’d think she would have heard something and somewhat surprised she hasn’t descided to come in and see what’s going on. However I could think of two senarios though… Lucy goes to leave and Haley is right there to go in and give Mike a “talking to”… or she’ll give Sandy the good old “feminin” advice when she visits.

The big thing Mike is forgetting with the others is that some will only follow him in his line of reasoning IF they only get one side of the story and share his entire viewpoint. He’s thinking the line “Well I’m Mr popular, Daisy will follow me everywhere without question.” Things could have changed from that whole crush period. She may still Like Mike, but wouldn’t just following Mike wherever he goes actually slight Abby a bit? I think I’d feel hurt if my girlfriend descided to alter what she’s doing for the sole reason to remain near someone else. So I question that line of reasoning as I don’t think anyone had really examined that potential problem. Then two, I don’t know if Abby will flat out agree with mike on this one. Even if he agrees with Mike, I dobt he would agree with Mike’s methods.

So that’s even another whole dynamic that I havn’t seen anyone even look at in the comments. What sort of relationship problems might end up created by Mike’s drama that he seems to so hate? Would Daisy actually follow Mike as part of an old crush without thinking how Abby might take it and without knowing about Lucy’s side of the story here? Would Abby really just follow Daisy freely even if he might now have some reason to dislike Mike’s methods? Could that put more stress on other relationships that selfish Mike isn’t even thinking of in his theory of why they all would follow him? Hell, I never really seen any love for Mike out of Paulo, it seems more like there is dilusion to think that Paulo would leave the table to sit with mike to stay around Daisy. As Mike said Paulo is “Not yours.” well that’s doubly so with Daisy, not interested and unavailable, so why would he necessarilly just go and follow Daisy? And I think Paulo has a stronger relationship with Lucy than Mike believes.

All sorts of strong ways this could all tear. I could even see plenty of the table not just breaking up into 2 groups, but maybe 3 or more as some may descide that they don’t want to pick sides and rather stay out of it. Then the whole idea of is Sandy just going to play dumb if say Haley or someone else tells her about Lucy’s side of this “falling out” and how Mike comes off adding insult to injury and trying to do everything to crush and hurt her verbally? Would Sandy just say, “That can’t be true of my sweet Mike” or… take it as a severe warning of what Mike could really be like? Sure she might not ever remember Lucy’s name, but the thought of if this is how Mike can treat old close friends… I don’t think she’d agree with him dishing out something that is less like abuse as much as mental anguish and torture.

Okay, alot longer than I thought it would be, but here you go.

Glass December 9, 2011, 10:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #198478

Wow, at first I thought the figurine was 4’ now that would be worth my 40 dollars.

Amazing Lagann December 9, 2011, 10:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #198479

I’m still hoping that Mike dies in a car accident on his way there.

<3

Davey December 9, 2011, 10:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #198480

Don’t worry Lucy, you still have Liam, ditch that jerk and go find the guy who said he’ll wait for you.

Jack December 9, 2011, 10:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #198481

Daisy is far from Mike’s “closest” friend. Not the way he’s treated her.

Nade December 9, 2011, 10:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #198482

Oh, and sidenote, it’s the other way around. Mike’s the one with no friends. It’s only a matter of time before he finds that out the hard way.

Nade December 9, 2011, 10:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #198483

Looks like Lucy’s gonna blow chunks! AIM FOR THE HEAD, LUCY! FATAL SHOT!

Poppop Crocker December 9, 2011, 10:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #198484

what about sue? :/

Blazekitty December 9, 2011, 10:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #198485

i dont even know what to say. at least what to say and remain civil any way.

kickash December 9, 2011, 10:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #198486

Mike is so screwed xD He will stay away from the table like he said, people will ask why, find out hes being horrid, he goes emo or something- idk but its obvious he wont get it the way he sees it.

FluffleButt83c December 9, 2011, 10:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #198487

As other people have said, he’s obviously just trying to hurt Lucy at this point. I feel terrible for her. The fact that someone she believed to be her best friend for years coming out to be a conceited a**hole, just…God.
You never were my favorite, Mike, but you definitely are at the bottom at this point…

Krystique December 9, 2011, 10:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #198488

I think Abbey has his head on his shoulders tight enough to make his own decision. Daisy would follow Abbey I do believe, not vice versa. 0: Mike is being a dick, but I can see his reasoning, after feeling like a villain so much, it must be satisfying to actually become what hes been accused and treated like.

Keo December 9, 2011, 11:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #198489

This is pretty disgusting to watch…however the whole you have no friends card is a real tactic people play. Paulo doesn’t like mikey i foresee fight, david is paulo’s best friend, daisy and abbey are a hive mind and don’t like jerks/ bullies and the rest are at least neutral where they are on good terms with lucy…I foresee failure for mikey, also pitchforks and torchs.

Wokkybird December 9, 2011, 11:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #198490

…oh, poor Lucy. The reality of Mike’s words must really b taking a toll on her. Mike’s really pushing it here.

PhantomOfTheKnight December 9, 2011, 11:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #198491

The level of dickishness that Mike has reached is inconceivable.

Iris December 9, 2011, 11:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #198492

He’s speaking in anger and from years of abuse and unrequeinted love. I understand where he’s coming from. I don’t agree with everything he says, sure, but I understand it.
He may be right about daisy and honest abe, but idk about paulo. He might lose some friends, because ol’ abe lincholn hates seeing people be mean to ladies (coughSEXISMcoughcough).
Poor mike.
And poor lucy.

SynthyK December 9, 2011, 11:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #198493

Oh for ****’s sake now I gotta wait the whole damned weekend to see what comes next. Ugh.

Justin December 9, 2011, 11:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #198494

….At the start of this I thought he was a dick.
Then I thought, hah, he’s just being childish.
Now I think he is a ****ing horrible, vindictive, nasty person(?).

Nomatter how much you hate someone there is a line you don’t cross, and he crossed it. Tenfold. I’m sure Sandy, despite her dislike of Lucy, wouldn’t like seeing him do this to her. It’s an emotional attack now, and Lucy’s past actions do not give him right to do this.

If she was thinking of suicide before, I can’t even begin to guess how this will effect her. I’ve been in a dark place, too, suicidal thoughts and such, but ****, something like this would have destroyed me. I wouldn’t be here today if something this cruel happened to me, when I was so vulnerable.

On another note with nothing to do with the comic, Taeshi, thank you! XD
Thank you for creating a comic that has kept me entertained whenever I need something to do, something that has made me think so deeply and about cats nonetheless, something that’s made me laugh and smile when I need cheering up, and something that can bring out my emotions (in a good way).
This comic has kept me entertained for the long drive from Brisbane to Melbourne, and back again. So, thanks. You’re awesome. :3

This song on a random Sydney radio station that I don’t know the name of fits Lucy SO ****ING WELL. Well, before this. Haha.

Stuffnthat December 9, 2011, 11:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #198495

…if I posted that twice, sorry, ._________.
My phone wasn’t loading the comments, and it had mine already typed up instead of blank so if I’ve posted it twice, sorry :(

Stuffnthat December 9, 2011, 11:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #198496

Heh, reality bites. Hard! X3

FunnyGuy December 9, 2011, 11:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #198497

Nothing about this is right. Like I said before. Lucy did bring this upon herself, but I don’t feel like she deserves it; and Mike is justified to choosing to hate her and finally calling her out on her abuses towards him, but he’s become unhinged and ruthless, and maybe I will be perceived as foolish to some, he’s just being cruel. I have become attached to these characters — especially both Mike and Lucy — and seeing them at their worst throughout this chapter breaks my heart. It’s awfully sad.

Redd December 9, 2011, 11:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #198498

For awhile there I really thought Mike was going somewhere else with this, that it was somehow for Lucy’s own good, but I don’t see that now. He really doesn’t seem to care at all anymore. I hope Lucy pukes on him.

Jack December 9, 2011, 11:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #198499

Mike, you’ve overstepped decency here. It’s one thing to extricate yourself from a damaging friendship, but it’s entirely another to do it with malicious intent. Speaking the truth doesn’t mean you can use her as focus for your anger. This is NO way to treat Lucy, and will do nothing to aid her in ceasing to be the parasite you claim her to be.

But who am I kidding, this is High School! =P

RamonetB December 9, 2011, 11:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #198500

Mike’s really being too black-and-white. Everyone else does really care about Lucy so it wouldn’t be a quick and simple decision for them. Even then, if Mike gave them an ultimatum, it wouldn’t be easy, and there would definitely be at least one person who would stick by Lucy’s side and/or challenge the ultimatum.

All Mike is doing is beating down on Lucy’s self esteem, kicking her while she’s down, I suppose. It’s NOT based on fact, just a biased opinion which supports Mike’s argument. Sadly, this is also Mike reacting violently to the years for which Lucy ‘abused’ him (that’s a whole other can of grey-shaded worms belonging to a different page) and the stark contrast between that and Sandy’s being almost overbearingly nurturing.

Because Mike is not a bad guy, I imagine there’s actually a voice way at the back of his head telling him to shut up, he’s made his point. But since Mike is too proud, he’s not going to stop and apologise. He’s just going to keep going until either he runs out of steam or Lucy runs away.

As painful as this is for me to say, I don’t think they’ll ever be friends again, unless Mike shows humbleness and sincerity and Lucy is forgiving and able to recover from the emotional trauma. (Because let’s face it - this is going to seriously traumatise her.)

QueenWizKing December 9, 2011, 11:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #198501

wwwwwooooooooooooooowwwww@.@

GreenAngel December 9, 2011, 11:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #198502

He goes from being a decent guy, to total douchbag. He goes from having apparent feelings for, to forgetting about her once his old girlfreind contacts him out from no where. They haven’t met for years and have been only been talking on the phone, but he’s ready to crush another chick’s feelings that he’s supposedly been very close freinds with for years, for her.

I’ve accepted that part, and it seemed so had Lucy, good, they could go back to being just freinds, right? Well ****, it looks like Mike’s a little whooped ***** who wants to listen to his braind-dead phone sex pal about people she don’t even know. Lucy’s brash, and a little violent, but she just got to the point where she started realizing that, and from a dude’s perspective . . . your kinda a ***** if you think thats a big deal anyways. He’s being far crueler than she ever was abusive.

I think Lucy’s emotional insecurity and weakness has been greatly overstated by Mike more than once. I think he needs to get over himself.

Deathhound December 9, 2011, 11:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #198503

Karma is a funny little thing that usually comes back to you. Be it good, or bad.

Me December 9, 2011, 11:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #198504

God damn, Mike, you’ve been ****ing BRAINWASHED!!!! WHO the **** gave you the right to kick at this dead horse?!!! You thick-headed son of a bitch!

Sarge December 9, 2011, 11:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #198505

Mike…Please don’t do this.
That’s it. I’m drawing a picture of me torturing him for what he’s doing to poor Lucy. I’m so angry!!! D:

Raichu December 9, 2011, 11:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #198506

I just lost total respect for mike. seriously overboard.

that one person December 9, 2011, 11:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #198507

She’s gonna VOMIT ON HIM!

StarSturdy December 9, 2011, 11:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #198508

lol. I thought it said Parasprite. MLP is getting in my head.

Hiroshu the Brony December 9, 2011, 11:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #198509

Mike…. Dude i love you. Finally getying some balls eh bro? Keep it up man, just keep pouring it on her till she gets it and breaks down

Rooselee December 9, 2011, 11:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #198510

Well if you’re going to lose it, might as well lose ALL of it.

Mattykins December 9, 2011, 12:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #198511

Mike, ye dumb f***ing *******! Yer a real arsehole eh!!! Furious Abbey

Sarge December 9, 2011, 12:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #198512

I’d laugh so hard if none of them went with Mike.

Giygas December 9, 2011, 12:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #198513

Wow. That really tore my heart out. I think this is one of the few pages that really really got to me. Ouch. My chest. It hurts. Don’t do anything too rash, Lucy. I think it really hurt me because Mike is right. No doubt about it.

LikexMucy December 9, 2011, 12:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #198514

Bout to take my sis to her bowling class, I so I don’t have time to comment much til I get back, but MAN!

Looks like Ditto’s theory of Mike being vindictive was spot on! D:

Chocothunda December 9, 2011, 12:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #198515

Mike, I gotta say this, but you are such an arse hole! Like holy carp man!!! I think Paulo would know better! He wouldn’t go with Daisy! He would stay and comfort Lucy! Well… I hope he would!! If not I would would lose all faith in him! He was there for Lucy when she was in dire need in the past! He will stay with her! GAHH!!! Mike you are such an arse hole! Furious Abbey

Ryou December 9, 2011, 12:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #198516

Whelp, Mike just hit a whole new level of a-holeness.

Frankly, if i recall correctly, everyone in the group was fairly irked at him when he turned down Lucy. Including Daisy, also Daisy threw a birthday party for her, haven’t seen her do anything like that for mike. She’s also been friends with Lucy since childhood, and may sympathize with Lucy due to he also being turned down by Mike. Daisy is really the biggest wildcard in the group.

Abbey’s Chivalry is quite likely to make him want to avoid Mike, especially if he feels like Mike is trying to turn all Lucy’s friends against her. Abbey also tends to be extremely biased towards females, thinking that they are right in any given situation.

Mike forgot Sue, she’s liable to stay with Lucy, since her play is really just a ploy to get them together.

Paulo’s relationship has been rockier with Mike ever since Another Shoulder, and Mike turning down Lucy, he’s probably the least likely in the group to follow. Jasmine doesn’t eat lunch with the group.

David is well, David, he likes mike, but Mike doesn’t really seem to like him.

Honestly though, Mike’s just being a major drama queen now, “I’m leaving the Table.” True high school problems there, Lucy hasn’t really been present at the table any way in the latest comics we’ve seen.

Thingamajig December 9, 2011, 12:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #198517

I have faith that Paulo won’t leave Lucy. But I believe in Abbey too. We learn in the awakening arc that Abbey has tunnel vision for things like this. And if he finds out he’s sure to get all justice and morals for Lucy being emotionally attacked too. He got the same way with Augustus.. And people bullying Tess.

If Lucy decides to keep this all secret and avoid everyone and doesn’t come to school the next day Abbey’s going to notice, and then Daisy will notice, and then Paulo will notice, and they’re going to worry enough to get Lucy to talk. Especially since it’s after the first time she visited Mike’s in such a long time. Well even if they don’t know she went over to Mike’s they know they’re working on the same project, and they’ll suspect her change in mood has something to do with Mike.

It’s obvious that Mike hates Luce a lot right now. But he hasn’t seen the same parts of the story we’ve seen. This is all just his image of them. We’ll just have to see if Zachary’s 2nd prediction about her having good friends is true. But Paulo said the same thing word for word. I have no doubt he at least qualifies.

I’m also wondering if Zachary will appear in the story again since he said that when this happens “I’ll be there to help… somehow”. Well that would be really unlikely and maybe he was just trying to make her feel better, but everything else he said came true as foreshadowing. So I just wonder.

Justmyopinion December 9, 2011, 12:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #198518

Mike is being a douche.
Is Lucy about to spit out a hairball?

Not interesting December 9, 2011, 12:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #198519

Hmmm, I think Paulo wouldn’t leave her beacause…HE’S HER FRIEND! He’s helped her sort herself out when things are bad and obviously cares for her. And he wouldn’t abandon her, at most he would try to be a part of both groups and help to keep them together, although I can’t really see the group splitting, despite all the little feuds some have.

BarbedFire December 9, 2011, 12:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #198520

I would love it if this story took the “School Days” route.
I’m kinda hoping for the nice boat ending now.

Nice Boat December 9, 2011, 12:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #198521

Reminds me of the song, Elefant - My apology.

Allaun December 9, 2011, 12:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #198522

I would PAY to see the rest of the script, though I don’t suppose it’d be as effective since I won’t be able to see Mike’s crushed expression.

Flashbomb7 December 9, 2011, 12:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #198523

WHAT A F’ING DBAG.

I realize Mike’s trying to make a by pointing out the faults he finds in Lucy - and that he’s sorta trying to tell her that this is going to hurt her and loose friends, but there is WAY better way to say it than to be a complete ahole about it. Mad Lucy

Mike as a character makes me the maddest (except for maybe one other guy I want to throw a shoe at) and I cannot take it, it is the most frustrating thing to sit here and not be able to clock him in his big stupid face. This really just keeps driving back to me how stupid and young all these guys and girls are.

(I love the story and character depth, Taeshi, do not stop :) )

G December 9, 2011, 12:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #198524

You have to be kitten me, this quickly becoming quite the cat-astrophe breaking poor Lucy’s heart like that, hurting her felines, he really needs to stop that right meow. On a more purrsonal note, I simply love the figurine, it’s quite the cat-ch.

Forgoten Nocturne December 9, 2011, 12:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #198525

You know what, to hell with LucyXMike. She can do way better than that *********. For that matter I hope Sandy realizes what he’s become and dumps his *** as well.

Zephyrion December 9, 2011, 12:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #198527

I think it’s funny how the replies of readers to the previous page got turned around here, showing mike’s logic on why everyone will follow HIM.
Also funny how he thinks that daisy, who has/had a crush on mike but now has a boyfriend is his closest friend and will follow, yet that paulo, who has/had a crush on lucy but now has a girlfriend is not lucy’s friend.
And not to mention the way that in his head he’s this tragic hero who is surprised and touched when everyone follows him and everyone is happy and not at all awkward… whereas in reality he is counting on it and I just cannot see people not feeling awkward over the whole ordeal.
Mike really has convinced himself to think that she’s some kinda villain, if he thinks that there is no way anyone can like lucy.

cookie December 9, 2011, 12:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #198528

Harsh words Mike, harsh words Mad Lucy
Admit-ably that could happen but I don’t believe things will go according to how Mike thinks and if that is the case Lucy can always sit on that grassy hill with Augustas. ;)
P.S. Cute figurine when I first saw it I thought Lucy’s tail was an egg :question:
was wondering why such a thing would be there.

dimes should have stores December 9, 2011, 12:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #198529

My face when Mike’s older sister is probably right outside the door listening to all this because of the earlier shouting..

I would LOVE for that to happen.

Emilie December 9, 2011, 12:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #198530

*steals Forgoten Nocturne right to cat puns and bops him on the head* Quit it!

Mike’s gonna be in for a surprise. Reality’s not as clear as he believes…

CopicRXXIX December 9, 2011, 12:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #198531

Awww! Poor Lucy… I HATE YOU MIKE! Why Mike is a bad person!? Answer: Mike does not think in anything because he only thinks in Sandy!

PeacelyLove December 9, 2011, 12:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #198532

Ok, time for the analysis!

Ok, there is such a thing as irrational anger (last page). Now this is just plain “supervillainish” evil. It’s not even making a point anymore. It’s about hurting her. And Mike doesn’t realize it, but he just signed his own sentence. Even IF there was a chance at the others following him (which he seems pretty sure of, but I’ll get to that), which was ridiculously slim as it was, there is none now. All Lucy needs to do is say “He called me a parasite”. Everyone will turn on Mike, with REASON. You don’t get to call ANYONE a parasite, much less someone with Lucy’s friendship issues.

As for the friend thing. Really Mike? Has your life stopped in middle school, when Daisy was fawning over you and Paulo was just “another” kid? Are you so blind and oblivious that you actually think everyone will jump on your bandwagon? You had a chance at getting people on your side. You did. You messed it up now. You really did. Whatever hope you had for people taking your side has VANISHED. Congrats, Mike, you completely blew it.

Edit: Before, it wasn’t Mike saying “I’m leaving and taking your friends with me”. Now, it’s not that either. It’s worse. It’s pretty much saying “I’m leaving and everyone else is coming with me”. Which translates into “Nobody likes you”. That is just evil.

Ditto December 9, 2011, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #198533

Heh, we all know this will end in a fight between Paulo and Mike. Would be a great chapter, howeever :D

Volgrand December 9, 2011, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #198534

That’s awfully cruel Mike. Saying that nobody loves Lucy… It’s an awful, cruel lie she might actually believe due to her current emotional distress. ;_;

Poor Lucy. I hope she knows that she has people who love her and she’s NOT a parasite. Hell, her brother loves her enough to want to beat up Mike for rough housing with her in the snow. :/ My brother doesn’t love me THAT much!

FanChan December 9, 2011, 1:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #198535

I think the play will be a disaster… like, lucy not being able to sing and crying at the last scene… or she will drop it before (that probably would be the best thing, for Sue).
maybe sandy will take lucy’s place, if it’s not forbidden by rules (and if she stays that long).

edit: I hope lucy will remember what paulo and sue said to her (sue: chapter 52, last page, last panel; paulo: chapter 53, page 9, last two panels).

boh... December 9, 2011, 1:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #198536

@CopicRXXIX
Sorry mate, couldn’t resist. I guess they are clawful. Hope I don’t get pun-ished.

Forgoten Nocturne December 9, 2011, 1:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #198537

There are many things I could say about all of what is going on, on both sides of the fence, but in the end Mike has still pushed this way too far and it is going to end up biting him in the end. I get the feeling that Lucy will end up running away from Mike and going to hide somewhere outside and either Mike’s mother or Hayley is going to tell him that he is wrong.

I honestly wish that Sandy would have made it a surprise and been right outside his door and heard all of this going on to see what he truly is and see how what she has said, although mostly out of concern for losing Mike and wanting what was best for him, ended up creating… this… thing that Mike has become.

After having something almost identical to this happening to me, I could never support it. Saying these kind of things to anyone like Lucy will make them think of committing suicide. I know from experience, this will leave scars that she will most likely carry for the rest of her life. No amount of physical abuse can ever excuse this, even though most of Lucy’s abuse was her form of showing her affection, it wasn’t right, but he never did anything to try and correct it.

This plan is going to backfire into Mike’s face. I highly doubt Lucy will say something to anyone except maybe Paulo. If she does she will most likely go to him and frantically ask if he is going to leave her and then everything will spill out from that point… that is if she doesn’t go and try to commit suicide first…

GracefulSerenity December 9, 2011, 1:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #198538

Oh, **** you Mike! I’m super serial!

Ark December 9, 2011, 1:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #198539

Okay coming from a die hard MxL fan, even I think this is going too far.
I see no chance of redemption for Mike after this. Lucy may still deep down try to love him, but it won’t be the same as before. It will be different and no longer unconditional.

As everyone has already pointed out, Mike went from angry to malicious. He no longer cares about making a point, he just wants to hurt and break Lucy. It seems that since he can’t have her and longer wants her, he’s gonna make sure no one can have her or wants her.

So I’ll agree that Mike’s taken this too far. If I could I would blast him upside his head in defense of Lucy’s honor and in defense of what little sanity she may have left after this whole psychological assault.

Mike, get off your high horse, stop letting Sandy do your thinking and do some thinking of your own. Snap out of it and step back to see what you’ve done. Maybe, just maybe, you can fix it a little if just stop, step back, and think for your self.

So until then…
*lowers his rowboat’s MxL flag, raises a larger FFCxL flag and then raises the MxL flag beneath the FFCxL flag*

Fayt December 9, 2011, 1:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #198540

Wow that IS pretty highschool. The key to navigating this sort of spat is realizing that nobody except the people directly involved actually care so much about it.

noto December 9, 2011, 1:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #198541

Wow, on top of being a complete and total *******, Mike also has no sense of reality when it comes to the other cast members…

Truly, I hope Sandy turns out to be some controlling bitch who gets hysterical over Mike even talking to another girl, would really serve him right…

Also, great update as usual and the Lucy Figure is such a tempting buy… I just wish I had disposable income…

SpiritWolf15x December 9, 2011, 1:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #198543

While harsh, i don’t think differently of Mike for it. What a lot of people don’t understand is that you can’t dance around problems. I recently went through a break up, and my now ex gave horrible reasons including calling everything i had done for her “not much” when in fact i had poured my heart ansd soul into everything i planned and did.

About three days ago she wanted to get back together, and you know what? i brought down the hammer and let her know every thing that i felt was wrong with her and how she screwed things up for herself.

A different situation yes, but the point was i had to say it. In this case, Mike had to say these things because Lucy never considered that some of her past actions would mess things up for her in the future.

This is why i LOVE this comic. This is LIFE people. It’s not always fairy-tale love stories and fluffy happiness. Taeshi is keeping it realistic and it’s fantastic.

Flash December 9, 2011, 1:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #198544

Yes Lucy…feel the dark side of the force….Join Augustus! :P

Iris December 9, 2011, 1:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #198545

Wow just when I start thinking that mike can’t get any crueler he suprised me what he is doing is worse than any broken nose flesh wounds heal mental ones never go away

I’m thinking I might be right about Lucy leaving the table first so she doesn’t face the chance of abandonment

and more hanging out with ;) D: this is like a really harsh version of what happend with Daisy (minus the manipulaition from ;) )

Mego December 9, 2011, 1:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #198546

Odd thought that popped into my head as I was skimming comments.
What if Taeshi is measuring our responses, secretly keeping track of how many people supported Mike vs Lucy in this little confrontation? Then, as the figures roll in, escalating Mike’s offenses every page until it reaches a certain threshold of folks saying “Whoa man, now that might be a bit far” at which point we cut Lucy’s response.
At which point, one has to wonder if enough people kept on supporting Mike and Taeshi held fast to this plan, just how deep she would have to dig. “Yeah, I was right there with you Mike, even when you kicked her grandmother in the teeth for conceiving her mother, but shaving her bald and abandoning her in the Gobi desert to die? One step too far.”

Hmm.

Goldfish December 9, 2011, 1:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #198547

I have a Lucy/Mike relationship with one of my closest friends, and this is actually starting to happen so please don’t yell at me when I say: Mike. Shut. Up.

Blaize December 9, 2011, 1:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #198548

hmm whats the word I’m looking for….self righteous…..narcissistic…..self centered…….. i think ‘delusions of grandeur’ might be too strong or overall irrelevant….then again i think the term ‘Delusional’ might fit of what i think of mike at this point. as well as the term ‘blind’ blind to the plight that blights Lucy and completely absorbed in the Delusion that he is the only one who has been wronged and that everyone will follow him without question and leave Lucy to wither and die in the corner of their subconscious. but fate’s wheels are still turning and this may change. may, being the key word in this construct.

Deus December 9, 2011, 1:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #198549

What if they rest of the gang move to a table away from Lucy’s and Mike’s in an attempt to not pick sides? Though I find that to be a lose-lose situation. I’m curios as to either Mike or Lucy ending up alone might loop around to the scary cats in the alley-way a zillion chapters ago :unsure:

Shoogie December 9, 2011, 2:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #198550

^^*Curious

Shoogie December 9, 2011, 2:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #198551

Mike is gay. I side with Paulo.

The Awesome General December 9, 2011, 2:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #198552

Its official I want Mike to die 8-D

Yea sure Mike you think that just because Lucy depends on you to have friends. You are the one who will be alone.
I hope Lucy stops completly talking with him and ignore him, and DELETE HIM FROM HER LIFE SHE DOESN’T DESERVE TO KNOW SUCH A PERSON LIKE THAT.

NyanKat December 9, 2011, 2:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #198553

It only just occurred to me, but… does anyone else think it weird that the only person who thought that mike was being abused was the only person who has never seen the extent of his “injuries” or the interaction between mike and lucy? Don’t you guys think that if mike was being so horribly abused, his friends or his family, who would have seen the effects of his encounters with lucy, would have mentioned it to him before this? It’s not like mike was hiding things. He may not have been telling on her, but hiding it he was not. Noone BUT sandy seemed worried by this and sandy is the only one who isn’t around when all of this happens. So to me this is another indicator that it wasn’t nearly as bad as mike is making it out to be.
Especially since his imagination at the moment seems to be running away with him something fierce.

Although, I suppose daisy did mention that lucy was being a bully when SHE (daisy) had a crush on mike and was hoping that the two would break up……. pattern much?

cookie December 9, 2011, 2:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #198555

I think the part that truly saddens me is that Mike did not come to these conclusions or realizations himself. These are thoughts implanted by another girl that he allowed to fester into something extremely dark. Sandy probably had no intention of him venting like this, but he allowed his feelings for her to construe his thoughts into the negativity he is displaying.

Perhaps if he actually sat down to consider his relationship with both Sandy and Lucy without trying to do what he thought would make one or the other happy he would be able to achieve a more diplomatic resolution to his drama. Instead, however, he seems intent on allowing the thoughts of whatever current love interest he has to make the decisions for him.

Chocolate Milk December 9, 2011, 2:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #198556

Now… I’m waiting for Augustus… ;)

Cole December 9, 2011, 2:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #198557

Hey, hey guys.

Remember that this all started just from Lucy saying “If there’s someone out there who can make you happy, I’m glad ^^”

Anyone who remembers Tess would also remember that in her Freshman and Sophomore year, she was the worst bully in high school, but quickly repented of her ways and turned a new leaf for her last two years.

Despite the fact that she had done a lot of wrong in the past, Abbey was still quick to defend her when past victims of hers tried to get their revenge on her. If he was so supportive of Tess even after the things she had done, I doubt that he’d treat Lucy’s case any different.

Abbey has seen Lucy change for the better the way that Tess did. Like most everyone else at the table, I’m pretty sure that he’s seen Lucy tone down her behavior and try to be a better person. So I disagree with Mike’s little fantasy; I doubt that Abbey and Daisy would follow him, or Paulo, and not Jasmine either. It was Lucy who walked Jasmine to Daisy’s house during “Pillow Talk” when Jasmine was feeling upset, and I’m sure she’s not going to forget that any time soon and leave Lucy when she’s feeling down.

She’s done nothing but try to make amends with Mike, but Mike chooses to be blind to all her efforts because as far as he’s concerned, Lucy made Sandy cry. And anyone who does that, even if indirectly, is automatically evil and unable to be forgiven.

Both sad and dissappointing.

Skygaze December 9, 2011, 2:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #198558

Well, after years of bad treatment from her, all this pent up emotion should be released. I appreciate he needs to vent and she needs to hear. It’s not enough to say to someone “I’m sorry” after years of abuse and belittling. I respect that he’s not being a tool and going “It’s ok.” His brutal honesty is what she needs to hear, and whether they’ll manage to rebuild their relationship from here is up to how much she;s willing to improve for him and how much he’s willing to forgive. She beat him and she broke him and I’m glad Mike’s now showing more dimensions as a character instead of just a humble idiot. He has feelings that she didn’t regard and he’s crumbling underneath them. I’m astonished that people immediately leap upon him with aggression instead of taking a moment to consider WHY he’s doing this. ****, he may not have an objective in mind, he might just want to pour his heart out. If he ever did love her and she treated him like that, and then she does a complete turn about suddenly… I imagine he would be confused and angry and hurt. And from reading previous chapters, and seeing the character interaction…. Yeah, Lucy does mistreat her friends, something she needs to work on. I don’t think Mike’s being egotistical or narcissistic. He’s laying a brutal truth on her, mainly because he’s lashing out at her from his own hurt and confusion, but he’s also right. I mean, he’s being brutal and it’s quite cruel, but it’s also understandable. Not acceptable, but understandable. Lucy needs to hear this if she ever wants to grow up. I like this direction you’ve taken with Mike- it gives him depth he was sorely lacking for a long time. Actually, it’s strange, I think he and David are the least developed leads, and it’s nice to see how hurt Mike is underneath his ‘humble’ exterior. Kudos, this is taking a good, fleshed out and well developed character turn.

Roxor December 9, 2011, 2:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #198559

/DavidGarbageDay

Guyvaan December 9, 2011, 2:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #198560

I usually try to have good, interesting valid things to say.
But **** that because Mike is being a ****ing d-bag on this page.

Paulo would never leave Lucy <3

Xiface December 9, 2011, 2:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #198561

If Lucy sits at the old table, where everyone else already are, would they really change when they see Mike sitting down at another table? I would think he’s being wierd or wanting some alone time.

MationMac December 9, 2011, 2:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #198562

If their friends do not side with Mike, he will blame Lucy and Sandy will support him from afar with only his side of the story to go by.

Mattx2 December 9, 2011, 2:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #198563

Ho boy, Mike, you’re just being a ***** now. But maybe this is just truth that Lucy needs to hear.

Amante December 9, 2011, 2:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #198564

@Roxor I have to disagree with you an an extent. While I do agree that Lucy does need to hear some hard truths and that Mike probably is feeling a mixture of anger, resentment, and confusion with her behavior, I do not think he has developed that much.

He put up with Lucy’s behavior towards him for years due to his feelings for her. This dramatic about turn, in my opinion, is based on his feelings for Sandy. None of these decisions or actions seems to truly be him choosing what he feels or thinks. It’s just him trying to please whichever girl he currently has feelings for.

Chocolate Milk December 9, 2011, 2:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #198565

Kill him

badger December 9, 2011, 2:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #198566

@Chocolate Milk

Exactly. That’s precisely what Abbey told him. When he had Sandy, he completely ignored Lucy. When he secretly wanted Lucy, he completely ignored Daisy’s feelings, taking an outburst from Abbey to make him pay attention. Now that he has Sandy again, he’s being a dick to Lucy ‘cause she conflicts with his current love interest.

@Roxor

I don’t care what you or ANY Mike apologist says, Lucy NEVER, EVER, did anything of this caliber to him. Please agree on me when I say physical pain is something teenage boys are hardwired to endure. THIS is emotional, psychological torture to it’s finest. And I use the word with it meaning the exact opposite of what it would normally mean. He is NOT venting emotions, he is NOT passing a point. He’s directly attacking Lucy’s deepest fears in an effort to cause her pain. If he was venting, he wouldn’t be doing this.

Ditto December 9, 2011, 2:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #198567

sounds good Chocolate Milk.

he may not really like lucy right now, but sandy definitely swayed his choice’s.
but i don’t think it was sandys fault if you get my drift…

bigdogstan December 9, 2011, 2:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #198568

@Bigdogstan I most certainly don’t think it’s Sandy’s fault, either. I believe there’s an honest since of concern for Mike and she would probably be horrified at the extent of the fallout between him and Lucy.

Chocolate Milk December 9, 2011, 2:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #198569

As someone who hates people like Lucy… It’s about time. I was really hoping something like this would happen for quite some time, after seeing her use and abuse, force herself onto people, and then try to act like it was nothing. Though this is the kind of high school drama I stayed out of, or just dealt with right away, instead of ignoring the problem for as long as Mike did.

Goat December 9, 2011, 3:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #198570

I think Lucy’s holding back a sob not puke…

DeeFour December 9, 2011, 3:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #198571

@DeeFour

I was getting confused at that, actually. I use to assume “hurk” means vomiting, but here it seemed…. Weird.

Tailsdoll December 9, 2011, 3:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #198572

Woah! Woah! Woah woah woah woah! WOAH! Too much Mike. Too much!

.... December 9, 2011, 3:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #198573

Woah…. Mike has been holding in a crap ton of stress…. but yea way to blow it all out at once at Lucy just because of something your girlfriend said.

Chronos December 9, 2011, 3:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #198574

Jeez Mike, I’m not saying she doesn’t need to be told but there’s no need to be so harsh Mad Lucy

Pie December 9, 2011, 3:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #198575

I realize we haven’t really seen everyone hanging out together for a while. But you know… going off what Mike’s siblings said, he may be obsessing over Sandy to the point that he’s neglected everyone else. He could be wrong. Also everyone has supported Lucy in the past, so while they’ll still like Mike they will probably be really REALLY angry with him when they hear about this. But I’ll admit that I won’t be surprised if Lucy tries to avoid them for a while out of fear of what may happen.

Assumptions are bad. And it’s easy to focus on the bad things when you and someone else are making you look at them. I mean, they where having a lot of fun together just a few pages ago. Obsession is bad too, and Mike IS obsessed with Sandy. And who knows? Maybe Sandy only thinks of him as a friend. I don’t think Sandy has directly said that Mike’s her boyfriend. I could be wrong though. To be fair, Lucy’s kind of obsessed with mike too. :(

Anyway, there’s my two cents. Sorry for the long post…

Sam E December 9, 2011, 3:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #198576

All I can say is that Mike is my favorite character c:

The1% December 9, 2011, 3:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #198577

If I had this event happen to me i’d be turning a dark shade of red with an even and firey stare by now….

Topazert December 9, 2011, 3:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #198578

yeah, Lucy, this is making me sick to..

though I think Mike is getting abit of friendship hybris as he decides to turn evil and not just melodramatic B(

Twinkel13 December 9, 2011, 3:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #198579

you know…even though he probably had a lot of pent up anger…I wonder ff his intentions…maybe he thinks the best way to break her dependence is to make her hit rock bottom?

Iris December 9, 2011, 3:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #198580

@Topazert

Any other female character in BCB would have smacked Mike by now. Lucy’s simply too terrified of the possibility of Mike’s words being true that she can’t even react.

Ditto December 9, 2011, 3:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #198581

@ The1%

I see what you did there.

Frankly, I still like Mike, too.

Ziggy December 9, 2011, 3:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #198582

for the sake of karma, I think Mike should sooner or later get dumped by Sandy XD

Twinkel13 December 9, 2011, 3:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #198583

at this rate i wont be surpised if they found lucy on the bad end of a noose later D:

DW December 9, 2011, 3:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #198584

Ahhh, man, just for saying all of that, I hope his circle of friends chew him up and #()&$ him out for treating her like crap. Boooooooooo…!

I unno, some guy December 9, 2011, 3:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #198585

LOL @The1%.

@Sam E: Harken back to their freshman year, before Acapulco. Or, more specifically, http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c21/p3.html. I agree with what you said in your first paragraph, though. Mike’s siblings have noticed that he always seems to be in a mood after talking with Sandy.

Gah, I don’t know my basic html, so I’m sorry if the link doesn’t work.

Mick G. December 9, 2011, 3:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #198586

Wow Mike must think he’s on the internet cause he’s sure greentext implying

Lucas December 9, 2011, 3:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #198587

At least she will always have Carter :)
Carter loves Lucy

Blarge December 9, 2011, 3:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #198588

@Flash
no, this is not doing what needs to be done. that was already well-covered. Lucy had already backed off, and if he had just wanted to make sure she really backed off for sure, ( which wasn’t needed, but all the same let’s add it just for the extreme benefit of the doubt ) he would have achieved that WAY back as well. this is just heartless. you’d have to be in epic and sad denial in order to justify this.

just died a little inside December 9, 2011, 3:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #198589

God, he is just killing Lucy.

That figurine on the other hand is SOOOO cool, I’m buying that ASAP.

Jake December 9, 2011, 3:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #198590

Alrighty, back. Now to look at this page again.

First off, the TL;DR version: This situation is completely FUBAR.

*cracks knuckles*

Alright, so when I started reading this comic, it was back in Pillow Talk, and I’ve stuck with the comic from there. I’ve read a few chapters prior to that, but haven’t had a time to sit down and read the entire comic in full.

That said, in seeing the interactions with Mike and other characters, the ONLY person that I can see going with him (albeit reluctantly) is Daisy. She’s the only one that I can see being close to him (and she does randomly have him in his thoughts from time to time; check near the end of Pillow Talk).

Abbey, most likely no. Same goes with David and Paolo. Especially Paolo, because, despite Mike’s observations, Paolo still cares about Lucy. He may be a lech, but despite doing things right by sticking with Jasmine, he cares about Lucy almost (read: almost) like an older brother. So most likely, he will continue to stick by her.

That said, if (and that’s a big if), Daisy goes with him, then he truly won’t be alone.

Now, Mike’s last few lines in the second to last panel is an IMMENSE DICK MOVE! What he said is basically the verbal equivalent of rubbing salt into a freshly opened gash.

All of this said, this’ll be a bad chapter for BOTH characters, as not only is Lucy utterly crushed at this point, but Mike’s assumptions could back-fire on him SO BAD, that even Wile E. Coyote would be impressed.

Chocothunda December 9, 2011, 3:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #198591

I hope that nobody sits with Mike, everyone stays on Lucy’s side, Sandy cheats on Mike and that Mike wants to apologize Lucy and she just tell him to **** off :D

NyanKat December 9, 2011, 3:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #198592

Okay Mike, you broke her off. Don’t add insult to injury.

Love Blarge’s comment. Please bring Carter back.

JL December 9, 2011, 3:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #198593

“but Mike’s assumptions could back-fire on him SO BAD, that even Wile E. Coyote would be impressed.”

-ROLLS.-

:| ……I give you my respect. :|

anon December 9, 2011, 3:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #198594

FALSE

Ventus December 9, 2011, 3:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #198595

just to keep things streight, Carter died in a guest comic, didn’t he? cx”
but then I guess they decided to just leave him dead? >.<;

just died a little inside December 9, 2011, 3:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #198596

@Chocothunda

Honest question, do you believe that the story is now supposed to make Mike look like a heartless *******? Considering the figurine, the unbelievably out-of-the-blue cruelness and the overall… “evilness”, maybe we’re supposed to feel revolted by Mike?

Ditto December 9, 2011, 3:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #198597

There’s nothing I can say here that hasn’t been said already… Mad Lucy

This page speaks to me in a way. Growing up, I spent every day and every night with my best friend.

When high school eventually came around, tempers flared and stupid decisions were made. Whenever she grew sick of the sight of me, she’d banish me from the lunch table. Since she was the more popular one of the two of us, everyone would stay with her and I’d be left alone. She also told me a few times that no one liked me, out of spite. (Bad memories, man.)

The difference here is that she always apologised afterwards. It also helped that I had a sense of independancy, so I could cope on my own.

Over the years, we’ve grown up, realised our mistakes and we’re still best friends. :)

Whether this is possible for Mike and Lucy at the moment, I don’t know. Probably. Eventually.

ravengal December 9, 2011, 3:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #198598

FFFF Mike you know nothing about those twoooo. Sure he has a relationship with Jasmine but that doesn’t stop him loving Lucy.

oh my a Lucy doll? ;______;
I WANT IT SOOOOOOO BADDDDDDDDDDDDDD.

Cece December 9, 2011, 4:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #198599

This is really sad, and I don’t, at this point, know what will happen to lucy, or anyone :(

Megaluigiman December 9, 2011, 4:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #198600

I hope Daisy will be the one to give a good smack in the face to Mike when this reaches their group of friends.

nanxi December 9, 2011, 4:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #198601

so mike is assuming paulo would chose to follow daisy over lucy? now that is just stupid

Vincent December 9, 2011, 4:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #198602

Oooh the joy that’ll bring when he finds himself wrong :>

+1 reader December 9, 2011, 4:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #198603

@Ditto: Good question: I don’t think I have an answer to that, but I could assume that a bit of revulsion (or at least an unnerved feeling) isn’t entirely unfounded at this point.

What we’re seeing right now is a character that’s normally nice lashing out in ways that no one would believe even possible. It’s a shot out of left field that is taking everyone by surprise (even those neutral to the characters). I doubt that this chapter is going to be a sort of a “breaking of the Mike base”, but it IS showing that Mike has a dark-side…an ugly one at that.

Also, figurine = XD I think that with all of the things that are going on in the comic and all of the comments flying about, that figurine is a nice lil way of saying “STOP…cuteness time!” Besides it’s really sweet…



Wait a minute…

Chapter’s bitter…

Figurine’s sweet…



FRIGGIN BRILLIANT!

Chocothunda December 9, 2011, 4:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #198604

Wow. It’s-

Wow.

You know. Mike has a point, but really he’s taking it too far. In about my two years of following this comic I’ve never really wanted to comment since other people tend to say what I’m thinking, but he’s being a giant jerk-muffin. Not even a good kind of muffin, just a really big jerk-muffin.

In any case, yes Lucy’s pretty pathetic sometimes, but to just call her a parasite outright is just asking for a crisis to occur.

Ah well, can’t help it. Hopefully no one… Uh. Dies? :(

Tom Atlus December 9, 2011, 4:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #198605

That’s it. I hate you Mike.

G!@nN@ December 9, 2011, 4:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #198606

Harsh…

ScrabMaster December 9, 2011, 4:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #198607

I’m afraid that Mike has finally lost all my respect… not saying that he can’t earn it back but… it’s going to take a lot of work.

No-one December 9, 2011, 4:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #198608

And YOU Mike, are a jealous ******* and a freakin’ bully. :B

Nishakun December 9, 2011, 4:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #198609

@Chocothunda

Now all we need are a couple of sugar cubes and a ceramic container, and we’d be all set!

Ditto December 9, 2011, 4:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #198610

mmmmm shouldve stopped a bit earlier, maishallllll. this is a bitttt over the top ;.;

onomnom December 9, 2011, 4:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #198611

I find it interesting that Mike is of the opinion that since Paulo has a girlfriend, he can’t possibly support Lucy as a friend. Says a bit about how he interprets dating.

Zero dollars, two cents December 9, 2011, 4:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #198612

Its not my intention to bring up a possible spoiler, but ever since the previous page I anticipate that the exact opposite of Mike’s expectations will most likely happen.

Chiba December 9, 2011, 4:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #198613

Oh how unfortunate. Lucy is probably going to (of course) not say a word and simply “disappear” from the social circle. She will withdraw into herself, and no one will notice because if they do approach her, she’ll say she has other things to do and leave. In her loneliness… she could do a number of things:

1. Attempt Suicide (either Paulo or Augustus will find her… possibly a random girl character like Tess or Daisy)

2. Turn to the only other social outcast (Augustus) she knows and ???

3. Completely break down and have to be built back up from scratch, possibly changing her completely.

I don’t care what you say, no “play” will fix this.
Sandy leaving Mike won’t fix this.
Mike apologizing won’t even fix this.

This damage is completely detrimental to Lucy’s TRUST in others. She will believe Mike, because she (subconsciously) believes everything he says to her. So she won’t trust Paulo, she won’t trust anyone. Because Mike said so.

To be completely honest? Right now, I can see only two people really being of help to her.

1. Augustus - He dishes out what is known as reality, or as AugXLucy fans see it “tough love.” Apparently he has been through real BS in his life, and has it tough. Lucy doesn’t “trust” him, but she might just listen to him if he talks real sense. I just can hope he’s not really a bad guy and is simply “stuck” in his situation because of his own mysterious reasons. I hope he is truly an anti-hero.

or

2. Tess - She has been ousted, and knows how it feels. She will be able to see the raw emotion, and know how to get her through it. Hopefully before she leaves for college.

Just my two cents. All I can hope for is that this doesn’t completely drive her beyond her sanity limit. Perhaps Paulo will be of help… but I don’t see the plot turning that way. I see him being too distracted by his own problems to notice until he sees her with public enemy no. 1, ie: FFC.

Mirasia December 9, 2011, 4:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #198615

I wonder if Haley, hearing the yelling could be listening outside the door. Little sisters can be quite nosy.

BluJax December 9, 2011, 4:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #198616

That is so mean but I gotta admit, it brought more interest into this. Now it’s gonna be interesting to see how this goes out. Mike deserves no friends now cause of those things. He has his precious Sandy so I hope he gets shut out instead. Will they really leave Lucy? Paulo would not leave her if he see’s her upset, and Daisy just might see him as a bully. from those they might go to Lucy instead and I hope that happens. But why did he even start that there anyway?

Why? December 9, 2011, 4:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #198617

All you MikexLucy fans raging, just go back over the comic and take a proper look at how she’s treated him. Then consider how, if you were so lucky as to have an actual social life, you would feel if someone who clung onto you only when she needed you treated you like **** the rest of the time. Not nice, eh?

Sammy December 9, 2011, 4:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #198618

okay i dont even care anymore mike can **** sandy all he wants now i want lucy to be happy and with someone whos actually worth something mike can just live his life with no friends and a dumb bitch that he kiss *** to so much. but i highly doubt lucy will kill herself guys >_>

sh0rtest December 9, 2011, 4:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #198619

i feel there is more to this then just lucy and mike, mike has his points which are true but he didn’t have to go that far, he knows she is needy, don’t kill the poor girls pride.

Kaiken December 9, 2011, 4:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #198620

Hmm, I wonder does Mike realize that he and Lucy will have to work together again real soon? I mean Augustus is an associate of some pretty bad people who want to give Mike and Lucy a visit. They don’t know this, but Augustus does. That guy wants Lucy and he wants to make her pay for scratching his face when she was trying to save MIKE! This drama won’t help either of them, yet in the end they’ll need to watch their backs whether they are together or alone.

Sorry for bringing that up though, I just remembered and I had to say something. I mean some serious stuff is going to go down. Even if it takes until Mike moves away from the table in January for it to happen.

Riiah December 9, 2011, 4:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #198621

That was the sound of my respect for Mike flying out the window. I’m going to be honest Mike you are being a bully and your the one that’s becoming a parasite… to Sandy.

mysterycricket December 9, 2011, 4:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #198622

@Sammy

Ok, I put my foot down. You CANNOT stand up for Mike after what he just did here. You could all the way up to the last page. The job he started on Wednesday’s page was finished today. You can’t defend what he did here. This is BEYOND anything that happened to him. Lucy gave him nosebleeds. Mike is shattering her perception of reality for no obvious reason other than “I suddenly realize I hated you all along ‘cause of the abuse I never did anything to stop”. Calling her a parasite is ridiculously unecessary. If he didn’t cross the line before (which he did), he drew a new one a few miles forward then leapt over it.

Ditto December 9, 2011, 5:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #198623

Oh! There is only one factor I forgot to take into consideration. The Pets. HOPEFULLY Lilly will see something is wrong and be able to talk her through it. Yashy won’t take it well if Lucy comes home in complete shut-down mode… but she wont tell Yashy that Mike did this. If anything, I think Lucy MIGHT just withdraw completely into the company of her babies. That might be one of the better outcomes… I hope the pets do play a part in some form of consolation, because when Lucy was alone before, she found Yashy, and that was her cure then. Perhaps they will be able to help her through now. (I know my dog and rabbit always were my friends even when I had no one else I felt I could trust.)

Mirasia December 9, 2011, 5:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #198624

MIKE GO DIE IN A PIT!!!!!!!!!!! Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey :/ ._. Even lucy doesn’t deserve this you will regret this in the long run

Tigerdolphin December 9, 2011, 5:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #198625

But then mike, daisy would ask why you left then call you a jerky jerk for , and abbey would agree with her and Paulo hates you and loves Lucy still, and David likes Lucy more then you.
Oh yeah Mike, Lucy has Carter so there and you in the end will have a cell phone with a hot chick at the other end of the line.

Ben December 9, 2011, 5:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #198626

I hope mike does end up alone, how dare he assume that daisy owes him anything? he put her through alot of b.s. If I were her I wouldnt consider him a “best friend” and she might see what hes doing to Lucy. Honestly mike is taking it a step too far. Him and paulo dont get along and he isnt exactly friends with any of them. I cant see this “ideal world” of his actually happening.

annnnd

I hope the next page lucy slaps hiiim :3 anybody who tries to alienate another person’s friends, doesnt deserve friends Mad Lucy

moo December 9, 2011, 5:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #198627

Mike.
What the hell.
Not. ****ING. Cool.

Paulo DOES love her ;_; and how DARE you take Daisy for granted.

Konicaa December 9, 2011, 5:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #198628

The Mike fans who are still defending him make me sick.

Mattx2 December 9, 2011, 5:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #198630

(reverses time to the point where Mike entered his room. Pushes Mike out from panel and drags in Paulo. Mike must wait and listen outside the door.) There i just made the story 100% better. Seeing Mike all pathetic and disgusting is a real turn off.

Dude, Mike would be so jealous if he saw them all happy and flirty. He sure got mad last time. Mike’s reaction here confuses me. I go back and read the comic. She really wasn’t all that bad. She was annoying and tough, I will admit, but they had a lot of fun. He was real sweet on her. Then he just dumped her for Sandy… AGAIN. Which is so mean {:< I think Mike’s the one who uses people. I understand him not liking Daisy, but he and Lucy were close. And he did like her. But then he just totally threw her away. And she wasn’t being a jerk when he did that. She did all this violent stuff when she was younger. Then she kinda cooled her jets… So I don’t get what Mike supporters are thinking.

Mike’s really become an *******. No matter how unbiased I try to stay, this is really cruel, uncalled for, and smug. Lucy really. Really doesn’t deserve this.

In only one way will this help her, if she stops ****ing liking a worthless guy who will only cause her pain, and spend her time positively with Paulo- someone who spent a whole day with her while she mourned the loss of a possibility of her and Mike- I don’t know anyone who would be THAT saintly. I would hate doing that for someone I cared about. Seeing them cry for someone else. We all know, he likes her more than Jazz. It’s plain and apparent as day, and that’s unfair to Jazz. (sigh) I’m just hoping that this poisionous fool gets out of her life. Hell I even hope she attempts suicide. I think that would be the second worst revenge on Mike. Because the first- is getting over him and showing him he has no power over her at all. That’s the healthiest, strongest and most painful way to show someone they made a mistake ;) Mike will regret what he’s saying right now. Not only as her friend. But as someone who was really much more than a friend to her. That too, is obvious.

Chants: Paulo Lucy, Paulo Lucy :) Be strong girl, please be strong. You need to hit rock bottom before you can change.

Mike? I really don’t have anything to say to you. It’s not that I’m mad. It’s just that I don’t care haha

That one bitch December 9, 2011, 5:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #198631

Argh! And it just gets worse! I seriously want to kick Mike in the crotch right now.

There there, Lucy. Taeshi’s readers still love you!

Drakesm December 9, 2011, 5:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #198632

Actually, Paulo LOVES and CHERISHES lucy plus, as said, david follows paulo everywhere - back to case 1 - Paulo, cannot leave poor jasmine alone bc he probably want to keep her in the relationship and now daisy’s turn, abbey has
some ” anger issues” and since the fight i don’t think he would wanna be stuck on a plane or subway train bus or SOMETHING with a bunch of perverts and
gays so then since daisy ADORES abbey she’ll stay to be with him and mike will be in ” dream world ” with his girlfriend and then later on regreting what he did nobody really care if daisy leaves though… and carter will probably get a lucy doll or something… anyways and they can get tess too and be together, I REST MY CASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and hers a tip for taeshi your nickname is now “taeshi monkey” anyways…….
you should make a website for people to see and store creations of bcb and probably some unknown information about the comic by the way, is sandy coming or not and why is she always wearing a bed dress also why does her hair always cover most of her face and only occasionally shows her eyes from time to time….???
~ i am a girl… a girl who want a 100,000,000 check from taeshi XD
seriously tho, i need my check 8-D :-*

luvercandy December 9, 2011, 5:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #198633

I’ve been agreeing with Mike for a good portion of his drama-explosion. But I think he is pretty damn silly thinking that Paulo doesn’t love Lucy. =/

Nigh_Towl December 9, 2011, 5:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #198634

Easy on the sugar there, luvercandy…

thatoneguy December 9, 2011, 5:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #198635

Oh, Mike… How funny…
You’re calling Lucy a monster when you, yourself have become one. Mad Lucy
Not a wise choice.

I would use that agenst him, along with exaggerating
everything and taking advantage of Daisy. Who said Daisy would follow him after hearing Lucy’s side of the story? :P

I can’t wait to see how Mike will lose everything and have his best friends turn agenst himself… This should be fun to watch! XD

A Visitor December 9, 2011, 5:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #198636

This comic has become painful to read. I’ve gotten a sort of sick feeling for every page I’ve read after Mike tells Lucy to leave. My emotions do not like this. (That’s not to say that this is a bad comic. Obviously anything that can do this is pretty darn good.)

This page really hits on my worst fear, so I can really relate to Lucy. I have always been terrified of everyone hating me and being alone. And it sucks when you feel that way. Most (if not all?) people just want to be accepted and have human companionship.

I’m theorizing that Lucy won’t even be there when Mike leaves the table. She, of course, won’t tell anyone about their fight unless someone really tries to force it out of her, and I think she would probably try to avoid the confrontation all together. She’ll probably leave the table herself while everyone else is left to wonder what happened while Mike lies to them or understates the events of this chapter.

Of course not all of the characters will follow Mike if this plays out like everyone thinks it will, but he doesn’t realize this because he hasn’t been with us while we watched Paulo take care of Lucy when she was sick, or Daisy throw her a surprise party, or Sue say that she has friends besides Mike. I do think that Daisy might be on the fence, though. I don’t think she realizes the full extent of what Mike has done to Lucy.

If Daisy does follow Mike (and disappoint me in the process, although I never really liked her character anyway), this is going to split the group of friends and force them to choose sides. I know this. In eighth grade, my entire group of friends did not like one person I was half-friends with. I don’t think he was really that bad of a person, but he could be a bit annoying and pushy at times, and I can understand why they got sick of him. I got sick of him sometimes, too, but I figured it wouldn’t be a big deal to stay friends with him until we all graduated and went to our different high schools (I went to a small, private middle school, so most of the 40 kids in my class lived in different cities). I now realize that this was a sort of Mike-Lucy situation, although the genders were reversed.
Anyway, I think the split started when my best friend left the table to sit with another one of his friends. I didn’t go with him because I didn’t talk to his other friends that much, and all my other friends were still there. Then I think another one of my friends decided to sit somewhere else, and before I even realized it, we were all suddenly just sitting with the separate boy and girl groups.

I regret not leaving with my best friend when he left. My other half-friend was not worth it, but I didn’t want to hurt anyone.

This kind of thing is hard. One person who leaves or who causes other people to leave can really tear a group of friends apart. There are a lot of different paths this story could take from here.

causticAntilogy December 9, 2011, 5:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #198637

I am majorly dissapointed with Mike. At first, I was so happy that there was such a positive male lead, but then he started dating Sandy. :x
I still liked Mike, but then he rejected Lucy. Mad Lucy
I kinda understood that, but then he started hating her. Furious Abbey
I thought he would chill out, but then… he did this. :(

And this is unforgivable. He is now worse than Lucy ever was. Because no matter what he says, Lucy DOES care about him. And the real Mike cared about Lucy. This guy? I don’t even recognize him. Is he a new character?

AlwaysAnon December 9, 2011, 5:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #198638

(I’ve been reading for a while now, usually don’t post, however… I felt like this page called for it… … Yeah, this turned daggers inside of my heart. What Mike is doing is wrong, without a doubt, without any kind of question, absolutely and completely wrong… He has a right to be angry. If he thinks Lucy’s been mistreating him, then he has a right to bring it up. However, what he’s done with his feelings is just… … Well… I’m fairly sure this will wind up being the event that triggers Lucy’s attempted suicide.

Mike is being cruel and spiteful, and it’s because he does hate Lucy. When I saw how he acted earlier in the chapter, voicing his disdain for Lucy outloud to the teacher, I thought that was a part of him trying to get back together with Lucy as a friend, and the game-playing raised my hopes… However, it’s fairly clear to me what he was doing now. Hatred is an attractive force, like Love, only it’s intent is to break someone down rather than build someone up. Mike has mishandled his anger for a long time now, which is why it’s turned into full-blown hatred, and the reason he spoke outloud about the project with the teacher and his disdain for being certain to be picked with Lucy, was because he wanted to be with Lucy… He wanted to be with Lucy to do just what he’s doing now. He might not have realized it, probably didn’t, however this has been exactly what he’s wanted for a while now I think, and he’s got enough venom in his heart to do this without remorse… Hatred is a two-way street… It destroys the hater as much as the hated… It hurts everyone.

In any event… Whether they’ll actually leave Lucy is irrelevant at this point I think. It doesn’t matter. Lucy’s unstable enough that she’ll assume Mike is right, and Mike has no interest in telling her the opposite if he realizes the truth, which is I think that others will see the venom in him, at some level, and choose not to follow. Lucy will probably try to kill herself before Mike ever puts his faction-splitting move into play, though this is just my opinion… … Something like this will destroy them both… Lucy and Mike… He’s crossed a line that can’t be uncrossed, and whether he becomes better or not in the future… This event will always come back to haunt him… one way or another… His hatred will screw him over… … In the meantime, I hope Lucy survives, and gets help… She’s going to need it, I believe… and that’s all for the moment…)

Usually Casual Reader December 9, 2011, 5:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #198639

…..do I need to choke a bitch?

2tailed_fox December 9, 2011, 5:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #198640

dang mikies just been lucy bashing for the last 2 weeks…… gosh will you calm down mikie. honestly your being a real butt head. and i believe that paulo would stay by her side. obveusly not being the only one and besides there are other characters that mikie conveneuntly left out because he knew that they would choose lucy instead. :/

jobielover December 9, 2011, 5:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #198641

I wonder what Sandy would say if she saw this. Would she side with Mike or would she realize what an awful person he’s become and leave him.

:question:

Mattx2 December 9, 2011, 5:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #198642

Oh my god.

Yeah, nevermind, I hate Mike again.

He seems to be forgetting how everyone’s stood up for Lucy and how much Paulo does care about her. 8/ Sorry mike, but I’m pretty sure he’s in love with Lucy and will punch your guts out when he learns you’re the reason for Lucy’s inevitable crippling depression and breakdown.

Beans December 9, 2011, 5:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #198643

slap him hard.

strawberries get squished December 9, 2011, 5:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #198644

Mike.
He’s past the point of just being insensitive, of just going over the line, he must realize how cruel he’s being to her. He know her fear of losing the ones she loves, and now that he’s ripping himself away from her, does he really have to be so hateful to tell her he’ll take the others with him to? Also, he cannot even begin to comment on her and Paulo’s relationship, seeing as he does not know anything about what they’ve been through. Like he can tell exactly if Paulo really loves her or not is a very cocky and vain thing for him to do.
I hate him.
I hate Mike so much.
There is no excuse, none, no matter how much Lucy clung to him, used him, needed him, all the things that Lucy has ever done to him do not even begin to match up to the inhumanity Mike is throwing on to her broken little soul.

I hope she ****ing blows chunks all over his pathetic, condescending face.

Clare December 9, 2011, 5:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #198645

http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/store/
Hmm…………..Looks like Lucy fans won’t want to buy Mike or Sandy stuff. Mike fans won’t want to buy Lucy. Sandy fans, I guess, won’t buy Lucy stuff.
These are all just guesses. I’m not able to check these. This is kinda a prediction, too.

LunarStar December 9, 2011, 5:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #198647

She better puke on him like she did Paulo ; /

Musashi December 9, 2011, 5:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #198649

After reading through all the comments, I have to say I don’t think some people get it. I am a very objective person; i can put myself in anyone’s shoes easily enough. So I can easily see this from Sandy’s, Mike’s, and Lucy’s viewpoint.
And for all of you who are actually defending Mike (you small few in a very tiny minority by now) … I worry about you. Are you that coldhearted too? Yes he’s put up with so much from her. But the way he’s acting now is overkill. Especially considering she’s been changing so much and has been trying to make up for her past actions.
Eh maybe some of you are better at emotionally distancing yourselves from stories and made up characters. I rather envy that; I get too emotionally invested in even the smallest things. I can totally understand where everyone is coming from in this comic, but even then he’s going to far.
And that I think is why he’s crying. This stuff he’s kept bottled up is exploding out and he can’t even stop it. At some level, he knows he’s crossed a very big line, and that is what makes this truely tradgic to me. Somewhere, deep inside, is the Mike most of us liked. But Evil Mike has taken over in a fit of emotion. Like Shadai was talking about and that his own sister pointed out; everytime he gets off the phone with Sandy he becomes … Not-Mike. Not-Mike is not a likable character. I don’t think we’re SUPPOSED to like him or sympathize with him. LIke I said before, this is why the writing sometimes comes off as “fly by the seat of your pants”, cause it looked to me like Tae saw that too many people were actually agreeing with Mike when the story called for him not being particularly likable. Hence, some sudden over-the-top comments that seem to have done the trick; 98% of the comments now want to see Mike get it in some way.
Well this went too long anyways, but basically my point is I don’t think we’re meant to relate with Mike at this point; for the sake of the story, he’s gone to far. I bet the ending of the chapter or even the next chapter will need this to lean on.
And this is me being optimistic. I’m still on the fence about whether or not this is freakn brilliant writing or the pull-your-heart-strings-cause-I-can kind that goes so far its not even realistic. I need to make up my mind soon though before the emotion pushes me over the edge and I stop reading this comic like most everyone else I know who’s given up on it. I still think it has potential, and I hate to leave a story half way, but we’re gonna need some major payoff I’m thinking. Still, i have to hand it to you Tae; you’re doing an interesting job at getting such strong reactions out of your readers. Might wanna tone it down some though; too strong can alienate.

Whatchamacallit December 9, 2011, 5:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #198650

Wow that was. . mean. You are a genius for making this much fantastic drama out of high school relationships. I’m on tenterhooks for the next page. I’d like to throw in my two predicting cents and say that mike overestimated how much people actually hate Lucy and is going to find himself leaving the group very much alone ;)

Hiccupby December 9, 2011, 5:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #198651

I’m gonna kill Mike. Seriously. He’s such a jerkwad. He thinks Lucy’s bad? He’s about a million times worse!! PLEASE PLEASE Taeshi, make it so he’s a lonely, friendless, dick.

Elody December 9, 2011, 5:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #198652

*******
******* ALERT

Epicosity December 9, 2011, 5:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #198653

Maybe the figurine speech bubble is a sign? Maybe she’ll blow up in his face in the next page?

Edit: Re-re-re-re-reread the first three panels. Why is everything roses? How can Mike be so deluded?

Ditto December 9, 2011, 5:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #198655

Ugh I have never really liked how mike was such an ***.
He never seemed to care that he was Lucy’s only friend.
He has taken it to far…

Kaiizruu December 9, 2011, 5:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #198656

Defending Mike will be near impossible now. A deep hole you’ve dug yourself into, kiddo.

Jenn December 9, 2011, 5:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #198657

daaamn he is really tearing into her. i think he might be going a bit too far

Mastergodai December 9, 2011, 6:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #198658

man thats was kind of dark man

pies December 9, 2011, 6:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #198659

…So the *herk* sound could be one of two things:

1. Lucy is about to puke

or

2. Lucy feels so much pain at the possibility of being left alone she kinda had her air supply cut off

Personally, I’m going for option two, if only because I’ve made that sound before due to pain…whimpering usually follows…and -then- the puking begins…

Eloren December 9, 2011, 6:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #198660

I really hope Lucy either
A. Barfs all over his face (LOL I WOULD LOVE THAT XD)
or B. Screams in his face, and recognizes that she doesn’t need him anymore.

If neither of these come true, I at least hope that no one will go with Mike, or that most will stay with Lucy.

And if even that wont happen, at least stop the god damned Lucy torture already! D:

Emily December 9, 2011, 6:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #198661

Lucy if I was you I would leave and tell the others what Mike got planed.

Poor Lucy :(

Dinosaurgirl December 9, 2011, 6:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #198662

Mike, what the **** is wrong with you.

MightyPearl December 9, 2011, 6:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #198663

….sometimes burning bridges is a good thing….

This is the worse way to do that.
just tell the person your feelings and why you want to end the relationship and then cut all ties with the person.
Here Mike….well you guys know.

I have been in multiple situations where I have been in Mike’s shoes. I understand were he is coming from. The most recent one I will tell you guys….
In high school there was this one kid that everyone found annoying and pretended to be his friend. This kid was always egoistic, thought he was better then everyone, selfish arrogant.Then some of the group got so tired of him that they made another group. He didn’t really care because he disliked most of them anyway. The other stuck with him because they didn’t have anywhere else to sit. I on the other hand was a genuine friend because I felt everyone deserves kindness and friendship. Once everyone else found out that….they would “pawn” him off to me. He also realized this and stuck to me like glue. I didn’t mind but after awhile he would just blow me off because he didn’t feel like showing or one time for a project me and him were paired up and i ended up doing all of the work. And there was the time when everyone wanted to make mums for each other. I didn’t really want to join but they insisted. I ended up being his partner again. -sigh- He already had a list of things he wanted on his mum. I got everything he wanted on his mum. When the day came….Everyone got a mum but me because he waited to the last minute to look for a mum for me. I was furious (because it was his idea to make the mums in the first place). blah blah high school goes on. I am stuck as his friend. I just could not abandon him like everyone else has. He even followed me to another state. He was a little better when it was just us two. So I was fine with his friendship though it was wearing me down. The final straw was this summer i lend him something and space and he over stayed and got me into trouble with my parents. He had used me for the last time. I told him straight what he did. He denied. I then ignored him. Till I was ready to face him. Even then all he was worried is if his stuff was still in the space and not the relationship he just severed. I snapped. I told him….to not contact me ever again and I left it at that.

Mike i feel you but right now I feel for Lucy a lot more because I too have been abandoned by “so called friends” far too many times. Like me Lucy just needs to remember that she does have people that care for her and that those are the people that she should focus on. Not people who “uses” you or jerks.

Lily December 9, 2011, 6:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #198664

woooooow. mikey boy that…thats just becoming a bit harsh. i’ve never really had a soft spot for lucy, but mike is really ripping into her now. sadly, what he’s saying makes alot of sense though. i hope lucy can recover from this one and wont do something stupid

king_crimson December 9, 2011, 6:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #198665

Wow Mike. Wow.
Rember what Yashy said, Mike? You’re the flea.

-A- December 9, 2011, 6:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #198667

…Is it wrong for me to want to punch Mike in the face right now?

Foxy Alex Turner December 9, 2011, 6:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #198668

I read some comments talking about lucy trying to suicide. well, it may be possible only if she does it right after exiting mike’s house, if she doesn’t remember what augustus said to her in the library (but now she thinks she has no friends, so it’s different) and if she doesn’t think about the fact that sue and paulo both told her she has many friends worrying about her (or something like this).
I think that if she goes home, her pets will become her reason of life or, at least, her reason of not-suiciding.
naturally, these are very pessimistic prospects and I don’t think they will happen. we have to see her complete reaction in the next page(s)…

boh... December 9, 2011, 6:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #198669

@Foxy Alex Turner Go for it man.

Emily December 9, 2011, 6:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #198670

@ Ditto
Because I think he has his head so stuck up his own arse, that I’m shocked he isn’t suffocating to death. Actually, Mike’s delusion shows what kind of egoistical and twisted little mother****er he is deep insied. I mean he pretty much thinks the entire goddamn world and reality twist’s and spins around his very existence. Seriously, how much of an ego does he have

Kanashe December 9, 2011, 6:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #198671

Oh God she’s gonna throw up all over him.

On another noteee, if you look at the tumblr website Taeshi created for these guys, Paulo chooses Lucy over Jasmine many times ^w^ Mike OBVIOUSLY needs to go on the internet more >:C

LawlOLawl? December 9, 2011, 6:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #198673

Yeah, parasite is always that one word you should never say. For someone to hear that… It’d just crush them that someone thinks of them like that.
I mean, I feel for mike and everything in that he’s fed up with all of Lucy’s… umm, Lucy-ness? But he’s definitely going too now.

I say she’s either going to try to latch onto Augustus (and fail miserably), or the gang (Daisy, Abbey, David and Paulo.. David not so much, he’ll just follow em xD) will find out what Mike’s said to her and basically exile him for being like that. Or something like that. But of course that doesn’t matter, he’s got Sandy after all.

Variun December 9, 2011, 6:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #198674

@Derp, Daisy has made mistakes, but no one’s perfect! And she really does care for Lucy.

Julka December 9, 2011, 6:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #198675

Simply, yay Mike. Harsh, but yay anyway. And dear writer of this wonderful comic, thank you for being so realistic! ‘Cept for the animals and stuff lol :D

CDC-The reader December 9, 2011, 6:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #198676

C’mon, Daisy is more likely to try to make Mike change his mind, rather than just following a jerkity, jerk, jerk.

7 December 9, 2011, 6:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #198677

@CDC-The reader, Troll?

I hope so.

Emily December 9, 2011, 6:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #198678

Ouch Mike. That’s not the best way to go about telling Lucy to be better. Way to take everything and shove it back into her face and making her feel like utter crap. You’re being a real butt right now.


On another note; That Lucy figure looks so effin cute!!

Wolf Gem December 9, 2011, 6:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #198680

Furious Abbey…too far Mike too far. Being angry is one thing. This is just cold as hell…

Kaiser December 9, 2011, 6:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #198681

That’s funny, I suddenly find myself referring to a time where you defended Lucy!

I swear, this is better than any webcomic I have ever read.

Shocky December 9, 2011, 6:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #198682

i want to punch mike in the nuts right now he is such a big lardass!!!!!!

i'msexyandiknowit December 9, 2011, 6:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #198683

Again Lucy suicide is not the answer

Freidrich December 9, 2011, 6:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #198684

Although I’m basically on everyone’s side about Mike’s newfound douchyness (for lack of a better term) there’s a mistake in most of the commenters’ statements regarding Paulo.

Mike assumes Paulo would follow him not because he’s supposedly Mike’s friend, but because Mike knows (or still thinks) that Paulo and Daisy are pretty close and believes that Daisy would be the first to stick with him.

But regardless of the situation, his reasoning is heavily flawed if he thinks his group would take his side. Once they notice that he not only abandoned Lucy’s feelings but deliberately crushed her spirit in the process, they (excluding Abbey) would sooner welcome Augustus as a new friend rather than associate themselves with Mike any longer than they already had.

btw, I find it amusing that I got slapped with the “possibly bad comment” page because the word “first” is in there. And I LOVE that figurine.

Chiba December 9, 2011, 6:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #198686

oh now your just being mean
no one deserves to hear anything like that






and we all now paulo likes lucy the most he wouldn’t follow you, especially if daisy were the reason, he got over her like 2o chapters ago

kkid210 December 9, 2011, 6:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #198687

i was agreeing with mike at first when he was telling her off, but now its gone too far, why is he mad she abused him, when now, he is the bully and the abuser (emotionally)

dispite all this though, i wouldent be saprized if he was wrong, though. since ifr they find out about this, some of them are bound to stay with lucy (or at least try, cus the parasite thing may get to her, and she might decide to be alone), since really, if daisy knows, she will be mad for him being a “jerkitty”, abbey will hate it, as he has shown, ;paulo will dispise it. and david will be david

sleepingfox December 9, 2011, 6:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #198689

Ok, so here is what I think. Mike never told Lucy that her physically beating him bothered him. He never told her to stop, so, if anyone is to blame for that, it’s both of them. Mike only told the bad things to Sandy, not many good things and Sandy overreacted, sure, and she only fueled Mike’s hatred towards Lucy. Mike enjoyed Sandy’s reactions, it made him feel important. So, he kept telling the bad things to her, giving her an unfair view of Lucy and making him feel like the victim of Lucy’s flirting. Lucy admitted herself that she did that because she was uncertain. Mike most likely feels that, no matter what, if he is made unhappy, it’s the other person’s fault, not his. This would explain the “stick” that appears when he gets off the phone with Sandy. He thinks, to some point, that everyone has been bullying him. At this point, he may be confused with everything he has been feeling and angry, but doesn’t want to be angry at himself, so he blames the “villain.” Lucy.

Anagha December 9, 2011, 6:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #198691

MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIKE!
I strongly dislike you at this time and will jump into the comic and hide under your bed tonight.
Mad Lucy

marmar December 9, 2011, 6:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #198692

Seriously? You think all your friends would leave another friend just because you want them to? You arrogant, shallow, moronic *****.

FurryForlife December 9, 2011, 6:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #198693

ok that is way too far,, wow mike /: i mean damn

jellybean December 9, 2011, 6:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #198695

Ok Mike, you know that Lucy was always mean to you because that is her way of showing friendship. And when she finally has the courage to tell you that she loves you, you completely ignore her. So I guess you decided that you just can’t have her as a friend and you need to avoid her for some god damn reason. None of the other characters beside Sandy are you friend anymore. You completely ruined Lucy’s spirit, and when a friend sees another friend hurt, they don’t abandon them (like you did, you *******). So really, you are completely wrong. Even if you should abandon Lucy, telling her that she is unwanted, unloved, and a parasite is UNCALLED FOR YOU DOUCHE BAG!

Youill1 December 9, 2011, 6:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #198698

LUCY IF U JUMP OUT THE WINDOW AND GET SENT TO HOSABLETLE MABEY JUST MABEY HE WILL SNAP OUT OF SANDYS OF A BITCH FACES TRAP <3

RawRz December 9, 2011, 7:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #198699

I am now convinced that this is going too far. How is he so sure that all he just said are facts and on what bases? How is he sure everything will turn out the way he wanted to? He might be implying the best case scenario for him, but what about the worst? He might say that Lucy will be all alone later on, but all this might cost him and he will be the one without friends in the end.

Harris012 December 9, 2011, 7:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #198700

Lol fur ****, and that is why you all fail.

Ranger December 9, 2011, 7:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #198702

I think the biggest thing annoying me here is:

A) He never confronted Lucy. No, that doesn’t make it completely his fault but it’s definitely not all her fault if he never told her “Hey, stop doing this to me.”

B) He had EVERY right to confront Lucy on her behavior. He had NO right to, just as she was trying to apologize, begin to go past his own reaction. He has NO right to use other people as his weapons. He can say that he won’t talk to her ever again and doesn’t love her, but to say that others won’t? He’s overstepped his boundaries.

So Lucy is definitely to blame for part of this, but Mike in the last two comics has overstepped what he should be talking about.

Will December 9, 2011, 7:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #198703

Ok Mike. WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU? I mean, really. If Sandy saw how Mike was treating Lucy, she’d probably freakin’ dump him. Dumping him is the only way to bring him back to reality, because if Sandy breaks his heart (doubt she will, possibility here) maybe he’ll snap out of it and stop acting like a ***** to Lucy.

In short: Mike, you **** me off. Your girlfriend should dump you for being a *****. Mad Lucy

NotSir December 9, 2011, 7:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #198704

I really do like what Mike is doing here. Lucy is being kinda…. yeah. Mike may have gone a bit far as in hurting her but it definatly needed said. Sorry Lucy, but Mike is right, no matter how much of a jerk he is being, hes right.

Jack December 9, 2011, 7:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #198705

Interesting how Mike’s mental image of what would happen has everyone looking so happy. It kinda suggests that he is being over-optimistic. Nobody would be happy if he was that angry at Lucy. Maybe they will stick with Lucy instead. :unsure:

Taeshi doesn’t seem to me like the kind of author who would suggest what is going to happen in the future, but hey who knows? ;)

QuakeIV December 9, 2011, 7:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #198706

I was on Mike’s side for quite a while. But this is cold and uncaring, completely uncalled for.

Jayfeather21 December 9, 2011, 7:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #198707

hey guys on the last pannel..what would “hurk” mean or is happening to lucy??

enxhi December 9, 2011, 7:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #198709

It won’t be the first time I willingly accepted being called heartless, and there’s no chance it will be the last, but I don’t feel sorry for Lucy. For one, it’s clear that Mike is in the throws of rage as his “you’ll have no friends.” speech is lacking in major degrees of thorough thought, and for two it’s true. Lucy is very codependent and it’s very easy to tell from watching her, why else, for example, would she go to Augustus considering she knows what he did. She saw him as an outcast, disliked and detested like she sees herself, and tried (and failed) to cling to him, to establish him as a kindred spirit. It is undeniable that he’s incorrect in saying that she’ll be alone, but as far as what Lucy is, he’s right. Even if she’s being nicer to him that doesn’t mean that she’s crushed her self-destructive tendencies. Of course saying all that, I’m sure at least one person will say that she went to Augustus because she knew he was a changed man or something along those lines.

Damonashu December 9, 2011, 7:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #198710

Nuu wut the hell Mike’s char is DESTROYEDD.
RUINEDD.
IN SHARP, MALEFICENT SHAMBLES…
The whole time I was reading this page, all I was thinking was: Ok, when’s she gonna b-tch slap him for being so mean?!
I wouldn’t let anybody, not even my best friend, speak that way to me.
Just bad, Mike. You must have bottled up a lot of rage in order to say that with a poker face….
OH OH, Haley might come in and be all telling him off and crap, although I dont think she will, because she sees how Lucy upsets Mike….
but it’d still be cool if she did.

Rose December 9, 2011, 7:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #198711

@enxhi, It could be her about to throw up or her about to laugh, etc. :)

random dude December 9, 2011, 7:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #198712

Jeez, Mike, dial it back a notch.
He’s gone from brutal honesty to cruel for the sake of cruel. When did our cheerful nice-guy hero turn into such a rat?

MykelTDT December 9, 2011, 7:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #198713

@Jack:

no, simply no. read some of the nearly-722 comments saying the contrary.

boh... December 9, 2011, 7:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #198716

He went from being justly angry to just being an a**hole. I used to think that they’d have their big fight and get it all out then they could work on patching things.
No. I don’t want that anymore. I just want mike to go hop off a bridge. Lucy may have been mean to him, but he obviously knows how she is now and what was wrong with her, that would’ve been cause to stop being friends, but now? He just WANTS to be horrible to her.

Ze December 9, 2011, 7:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #198717

your going too far now mike :L
stop already and make amends!

(; A ;) December 9, 2011, 7:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #198718

After reading about half the comments and the page itself i’m wondering. mike seems to get harsher and harsher everytime lucy tries to make a mending statement. here the cause was lucy’s “you’ll have no friends” comment. i think mike is trying to make sure she fully understands that he wants her completely and totally out of his life. and truth be told while mike’s actions a bit extreme, they will obtain the desired effect. after this is over lucy will have no shred of doubt in her mind that mike wants her to stay the **** away from him. another commenter mentioned how lucy would maybe try and mend the friendship if it wasn’t for this incident (i’m paraphrasing of course). i think mike’s actions are meant to make sure that lucy doesn’t try to do this. so long story short it’s a head game, he’s hitting her in the most vulnerable area to make sure his message is loud and clear. I mean, he tried ignoring her and that obviously didn’t get the message across since she was still trying to be buddy buddy with him when they were supposed to be concentrating on whatever their assignment was. he even tried just getting the message across vocally, does everyone remember the “i’m not your babysitter anymore” line. that was one of his first attempts.

I would hate mike if it wasn’t for the fact that lucy is so freaking thick headed that she wouldn’t get the point unless she gets completely destroyed. so in a sense i agree with his actions, as extreme as they may be, they’re really was no other way to ensure lucy would get the point. (at least no way a teenager would understand.)

@heim,
i forget where but it was mentioned that they were pretty much dating a while ago.

strider December 9, 2011, 7:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #198720

Hmm. I have a feeling that when Mike finally meets Sandy, Sandy is going to introduce Mike to her boyfriend. And then Mike’s world will crumble. (Has it ever been made clear between them that they are a couple? Or has Mike just been latching onto the assumption?)

@strider
Was it mentioned by Mike? Of course Mike thinks that, he’s brain-dead clingy for that girl. Was it mentioned by Sandy? Only that would mean something. I could imagine her potential to be naive enough to lead Mike on without realizing it.

Heim December 9, 2011, 7:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #198721


Michael, you’re digging your own grave… :(
You’re lucky I can not go there and smash your face!!!! Mad Lucy
By Silver and Selene I swear, I love to go there and throw you the highest floor of the tallest building I can find!! Furious Abbey

Lucy, compose yourself!!!!
Trust in your friends, they’re will NEVER leave you to go with an ******* as Michael!!!!!!! Furious Abbey

I really thinkd he’s cool, but now …

Oh, whatever…

Jack Silvermoon December 9, 2011, 7:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #198722

@ Ditto
Y’know, you make a fair enough point, but I think I may have been misunderstood. I’m not supporting Mike’s actions, I’m just reflecting that it’s nice to see him lash out and vent against her for once. I think he is venting- not in the way of articulating his feelings appropriately, but actually trying to hurt her, so as to ease his own frustrations. Yes, he is bullying her here on a psychological level. It’s not acceptable, but it is understandable as to what drove him to this.
My point was a large majority didn’t seem interested in WHY he was doing this, only the fact that he was doing it. Both characters have hurt each other- neither are in the right. At this current moment, yes, Mike is breaking her down- maybe a reflection on how her treatment of him over the years has affected him, if he really did care.
I’m not saying Mike’s actions are acceptable (but then again neither were Lucy’s over their friendship), but I am saying that his actions are both an interesting reaction and understandable result to this. He simply wants to hurt her because he’s hurt himself and he wants her to feel it tenfold.

I mean, I’m forgetting to remind myself, but they are kids. as @Will said, Mike had every right over the years to tell Lucy that her treatment of him was unacceptable, and instead he bottled it up and is now dealing with it badly. They are both immature and need to grow up and this is a brutal result of that happening.

The whole idea that everyone will follow him is definitely silly though. He complains the previous page that he wants to wait to ‘avoid the drama’ of leaving the table, yet he then goes on to say how he’ll involve everyone in this relationship struggle. I don’t know if that’s inconsistent writing or a clever display of a young man’s hypocrisy. I’ll go with the latter, but maybe I’m simply over analyzing a heavily overmelodramatic webcomic about teenage animals! I should just try to enjoy it for the drama.

I’m just a bit sad that alot of people haven’t chosen to consider why Mike is doing what he is doing and how he feels, and instead are outraged by him because they only see the visceral effect of him coldly making a girl cry. Some people have even accused his behaviour as psychotic, which is just a weird assumption and shows ignorance to people with real mental issues. This is an immature kid simply trying to hurt someone else, and succeeding.
Lucy needs to deal with her insecurities appropriately.
Mike needs to face his issues appropriately.
That way, they can meet in the middle. I’m still not doubting that they can support each other through this, romantically or not.
She needs to forgive him, and he needs to forgive her if they want the relationship to survive.
Of course, they may simply not want to forgive, which is only human.


Can I make a suggestion, which of course you’ll either take or not- that’s the beauty of owning your own series! 8D
Just have one of their friends ask Mike if he’s ok. Seriously, just have Paulo go up to Mike and say, “Hey man. How’re ya doin’?” Just have them show a little bit of interest and concern. Honestly, this rage might stem from that fact no one’s really asking Mike how HE feels about the situation, ad he might feel abandoned or ignored because of it, even if only subconciously. I’m not saying Lucy doesn’t deserve support…. But has any one of the main characters beyond Lucy really shown an interest in Mike’s feelings and why he’s so coldly brushing Lucy off? I mean, they are supposed to be his friends…. Maybe they’re not the kind of people he should hang out with. They don’t seem all to interested in him, just the drama that comes with him. Again, maybe this is a cleverly written choice to reflect immature friendships that aren’t built on care and support but simply interest.

Mike is a sensitive man that takes everything to heart, even the lightest of jibes. He may not intend to, but he takes things to close to the chest (this is all my interpretation of the character in any case). He just feels lonely and cut off and resentful because Lucy caused this rift in his life- not intentionally of course, it was simply unfortunate that she admitted her feelings that he wasn’t willing to return and now he’s cut off because of it.

I’m blathering. I look forward to seeing where this goes and seeing how things will go now.

Roxor December 9, 2011, 7:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #198723

This what I was referring to yesterday. Mike is so caught up in his rage and pain that he’s doing what she used to do: unloading it all, and dumping it on the closest thing to him which is Lucy. This is what abuse does to people, I don’t care how old you are, child or an adult, it really does a number on your mind and your emotions. You get to the point to where you won’t put up with any kind of BS. I understand why people are angry with Mike, and I understand why people are disgusted with Lucy.

The thing is people, it never just turned into abuse the moment they had that spat, it had been abuse from the first time she laid her hands on him. However, it was over looked (by both of them and other people) because they were on good terms. I don’t give a crap what kind of issues you have or how bad they are or how long you’ve had them. NOTHING excuses what she did to Mike, absolutely NOTHING. On that same note, NOTHING excuses what Mike is doing to her right now. There is no right or wrong side here. They have each done wrong in the past and present. Neither one of them is handling the issue healthily or with sense. Also keep in mind, that they are children, hormonal, agnsty children. Not a many kids are going to find a healthy way to deal with their issues on their own, much less find someone else who can help them.

As far as Sandy goes? She hasn’t done a dam thing wrong. I don’t care about the complexity of their (Mike and Lucy’s) relationship. It does NOT excuse Lucy’s behavior in the past, nor does it condone Mike’s actions in the present. In fact, I’m sure Sandy would be very disappointed in Mike for going as far as he is.

What kind of girlfriend, much less friend wouldn’t be concerned about someone they cared about getting hurt? A poor excuse of one that’s for sure. Why don’t you put yourself in each of their shoes and actually think for a moment: “Why is this right? Why is this wrong? Why is he/she doing this? Why did he/she say that?” Put yourself as the characters.

What kind of person wants to put up with getting the crap knocked out of them every which way they turn? What kind of person wants to be treated like another’s personal punching bag? What kind of person wants to be told that they’re basically worthless and the only thing they are is a leech? No one.

This isn’t about shipping ever which character or which character is in the right or wrong, because they both are. It doesn’t matter that she’s trying to correct the damage she’s done, years worth for that matter after just realizing her own feelings and how she’s been treating him. The damage is done. So what if she’s saved his life a couple of times?

Think about this. Just because George has spent the entirety of his marriage, beating Susan senseless does not excuse that behavior because he’s saved her life at one point or another. Would you honestly think that, if your loved one, regardless of who it is, was getting hurt by a mutual friend, and I mean seriously hurt. By that I mean physically and emotionally and so forth, would you not even be slightly concerned? If not you don’t have a brain much less a conscious.

Mike will end up regretting this night as I said before, as Lucy has regretted her actions. It may take him a while to realize that, but whether or not he’s man enough or smart enough to apologize to Lucy, or realize if that’s even an option when the time comes.

As I said before, abuse ruins you. It ruins you mentally, emotionally, and even physically. This was not to be expected. The action was right, but taking it too far was wrong. There is no other way to go about this. It is what it is. Now it’s up to the characters to deal with the consequences and repercussions of their actions the best way they can, even if it is the wrong way. It will either make them stronger, smarter, better people in the future, or this will drag them down further. Only time will tell.

And with that fellow commenters, is what writing is all about - sucking you in, and keeping you there while making you think. As a writer myself Taeshi, I applaud you. I can only hope that my writing improves to be as good as yours. Just wanted to add that. Thank you.

Canny December 9, 2011, 7:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #198724

@canny,
well said, as long as that comment was, you bring up some very good points.

@heim,
it was after mike got the phone, i can’t remember specifics because it happened months ago (real world time). it was something along the lines of them asking each other how they felt about each other. you’ll have to look it up yourself if you want the details. but they BOTH did confess their love for each other a while back.

@katieo
don’t let ranger get to you, in all likeliness he’s a troll with no life other than to go on to the internet and insult people. in the real world he’s probably overweight, plagued by acne, and is really, ummm, lacking in a certain area of the male anatomy.

strider December 9, 2011, 7:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #198725

@ Ranger
I apologize if I have misunderstood you, but it seems that you are insulting us for liking comics with humanoid animals. If that is true, then I have a couple things to say to you.
1.) As human beings, everyone has their own right to liking whatever they like unless they are harming other people or destroying property. Considering that we are having our discussions here on this site, we are not disrupting other people and certainly not harming them. And we aren’t destroying property considering that this page was meant for enjoying the comic that Taeshi wrote, so were aren’t destroying anything that is, in a sense, her property.
2.) If you don’t like this style of comics, why are you here on this site commenting about it? It doesn’t seem logical to me to go on a website of something you hate and then post disruptive messages. I personally don’t like some things, but I don’t have anything against people who do like the things I dislike and I certainly don’t go through the internet and disrupt the fan communities. It would be a pathetic waste of my precious time.

So please, if you don’t like this comic, don’t click on the advertisements that obviously point out the style of comic. If you do, don’t hate on the people who are enjoying it.

I also apologize for making this comment a discussion with someone else, I simply felt that some one shouldn’t be spamming. On topic with this comic page, it’s wonderfully drawn and told. Also, Mike has crossed the line of standing up for himself to verbal abuse, and it’s not acceptable.

Thanks for reading this comment -_-

Katieo December 9, 2011, 7:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #198726

Imagine if his “friends” were hearing him now? Especially Daisy, whom we all knows idolizes Mike, would she honestly still love him after seeing him act so vile towards Lucy who actually had just intentions for once. She hasn’t yelled, or hit him once yet; unless you count the flashbacks where he rightly deserve them, yet he’s being even more outrageous and impulsive than she ever was.

Michael has his justifications for being angry with Lucy, but stooping down to threatening her, and making assumptions about what their friends may do is not something that he should have the audacity to do. How does he know what they may do? Maybe he is right, maybe not, but in the end if they ever saw him act outside of their little circle of friends, I doubt they’d conform to his better judgement. Not even close, maybe become neutral parties, (Abbey and Daisy) but not fully on the side of Mike. I truly feel for Lucy here, because I’ve felt this way before. Crumpled, any sarcastic or harsh tone you may have been able to muster before has vanished and all you can do is just stand there and take the abuse of “reality”, since some of the things Mike is saying aren’t exactly proven; just assumptions out of anger and spite.
I’m fairly certain that Tess will stay with her, since she’s very protective of Lucy, as well as Paulo since despite how some people may view his affection towards her, I believe that he probably truly does care for despite what his usual intentions are. As for Sue, well back in the chapter, “Unrequited” on page 11, she says that Mike isn’t Lucy’s only friend in the world, which is very true… If only our poor white feline would realize this anytime soon.

I’m going to hopefully assume that after this page either Lucy is finally going to spill some of that built of anger towards Michael for being such an immature jerk-a-tron, or like from the flashback, kick him in the shin, and give him a bloody know. Michael did mention that he was being kind of annoying, which is implied towards Lucy most likely which means that he made some kind of realization, or Lucy finally made a valid point after Michael put a lid on his gaping noise void.
Lucy will probably go to see Paulo or run into another friend of her’s after this to decide who will reside with who, but here’s to hoping for exciting and tension raising pages from our lovely Taeshi.

Happy late birthday, love the new pins, and figurine, I’m most certainly looking into buying them! ;)

Dubstep Shades December 9, 2011, 7:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #198727

Mike seems to forget that Daisy is friends with Lucy, too. Also, her relationship with Abbey appears to be good, so I’m just going to assume she doesn’t have a crush on Mike anymore. She’d still try to be friends with him, but I doubt she’ll leave Lucy for Mike.

Meeps December 9, 2011, 7:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #198728

@ Strider
Thanks, I am rather proud of the comments I’ve made in the last two days.

Canny December 9, 2011, 7:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #198729

@Canny Amen to that~

Dood December 9, 2011, 7:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #198730

@Katieo
Ranger is just trolling
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Well Mike’s showing he doesn’t have a full understanding of everyone else’s feelings: Paulo told Lucy himself he loved her, and he doesn’t have to “be her’s” in order to love her. Even with what he has said I still see this ending badly more for him than Lucy, especially when the question “why’d you leave?” comes up. It may end up looking the way he’s predicting it at first but I highly doubt it’ll end in his favor is all I’m saying. Wouldn’t even surprise me if this get brought up while Sandy is visiting and causes tension between the two of them.

NB December 9, 2011, 8:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #198731

Is it your a dumb rebound or you ARE a dumb rebound?

Shamber December 9, 2011, 8:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #198732

@Lily and @Canny
You both make great points here- I actually regret not having viewed these kind of comments more often… I think I’m going to start making a habit of looking at more people’s reactions to the comic.
This is great! So many different views and ideas on the subject matter this comic explores, and some people post really insightful engaging comments. Whilst this isn’t my favourite webcomic out there (That goes to Dead Winter or String Theory) this comic is a very good piece of work to evoke such strong reactions, even if the drama can be quite heavy at times! Kudos!

Roxor December 9, 2011, 8:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #198733

Mike is abusive here. Lucy was never abusive. She was a jerk at times, but that doesn’t automatically make her actions abusive. Mike was never in a situation where he could not speak out against her, he has no excuse for not; he was fully tolerating her jerkishness, to where it was an expected(welcome) part of their friendship.

They had a stable friendship, until Mike now decided to change the rules without telling her. He’s being an irrational sociopath, and if he was smart enough to know what he’s doing, he’d be smart enough to handle it more gracefully than he is. Massive confrontation is one of the more dumb ways to handle these sorts of things.

Heim December 9, 2011, 8:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #198734

Also, Lucy Homicide is not the answer either.
just to make sure we’re clear on that

Freidrich December 9, 2011, 8:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #198735

@heim,
*facepalm* so getting the c*** kicked out of you on a daily basis is not abusive. their relationship was anything but stable, until recently it was a one sided dependency. basically mike felt bad for lucy so he took the @$$kickings he got from her. lucy depended on him cause he was the only one who would deal with her manner of behaviour.

so yes it was an abusive, unstable, and one sided relationship. as for mike’s current reactions i already explained my theory on that in one of my previous comments

strider December 9, 2011, 8:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #198736

@ heim
I think you need to take a few minutes and read my post and also do some research on what abuse is.

Canny December 9, 2011, 8:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #198737

Now, I want to make my position in all this clear: I do not currently approve of Mike’s attitude or actions. I only saw all of you blaming Sandy for this whole ordeal, and decided it was wrong. Mike HAD good reason to confront Lucy about this, but now he’s going too far. It still isn’t his fault, he’s always been like this, going way beyond the point of no return whenever he decides to talk to someone seriously about something. And all the pent up anger towatds Lucy? Did not help him hold his feelings in. He bottles them up, so he won’t hurt other people. It isn’s the right choice, of course, but many people do this, worried about right now, and not about the future. No one is at fault at this moment really, Lucy is trying to fix things, Sandy was trying to protect the one she loved, and Mike was avoiding someone he had feelings for so he could be with Sandy.

Adrian Fife December 9, 2011, 8:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #198738

@ Shamber
“Your rebound” is correct. Neither of your statements is right hun.

Canny December 9, 2011, 8:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #198739

So the bomb set in the Acapulco arc finally detonates. D:

eventide December 9, 2011, 8:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #198740

Puto
._.

Sandy Hater December 9, 2011, 8:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #198741

Mike this is going waaay to far. Seriously. You’re pushing her too close to the edge of death, as in SUICIDE. If he were to exist in real life, I would make it a living hell for him, no joke >:I

Spinnner. December 9, 2011, 8:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #198742

Oh my god MIIIIIKE. Mike is seriously starting to get on my nerves!! No matter what Lucy did, she doesn’t deserve being called a parasite! Now he’s just getting mean.

Cloud December 9, 2011, 8:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #198743

LUCY X PAULO

I used to love the idea of mike and lucy…but now… I want Lucy and Paulo together. she deserves him. Im sure jazz would be understanding enough. But mike, BACK OFF. If i could jump into this story i would and protect poor lucy. to me, no one deserves to be broken in such a way. MIKE. Get your head outa your *** and stop googly eyeing sandy. Youre makeing a BAD desiction. Leave everyone? I DO hope you know that when you first broke to lucy that you didnt love her…Daisy and everyone rebeled on you. Daisy may follow you at first being like “mikey? Where are you going?” Then she’ll find out and probly back away. But if anything Paulo will NEVER ditch lucy! he LOVES her!! Despite jazz being there, he loves lucy! without a doubt!!!!!!!

Sweet Kitty December 9, 2011, 8:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #198744

@strider
No, it isn’t. Context is key. It’s not abusive if he chose to put up with it, and had every opportunity not to. If you allow a fire to continue burning you, you’re just dumb, not “abused”.

I don’t buy that there could be any theory to what Mike is doing. Mike wasn’t “trapped” in their friendship. It shouldn’t have taken him so long to “suddenly realize” he didn’t like aspects of it. He’s just having some sort of tantrum.

Heim December 9, 2011, 8:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #198745

Up until now, I was siding with him.
But now, I have abandoned my ship.

Mo December 9, 2011, 8:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #198746

I’m really glad Mike is doing this. Yes, he is going a bit far, but Lucy had it coming with her behavior.

Maiha December 9, 2011, 8:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #198747

Pelamordesantocristo!!!!
The drama readings are going out of scales!!!
Michael, you’re a fool!!! Mad Lucy
I hope that your assumptions turn against you and you end up alone.
Call me childish, but I think that a reconciliation might happen on that fateful night of 25

@Heim
I will love to see his face if it happens XD

Michael Silvermoon December 9, 2011, 8:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #198748

THANK YOU MIKE
THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU
NOW LUCYXPAULO CAN HAPPEN YAY :love:

Beyatchart December 9, 2011, 8:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #198749

well im pretty sure this page killed off any support that mike still had

Thespianut December 9, 2011, 8:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #198750

is lucy going to vomit? D: **** mike dick move, dick move.

treblig December 9, 2011, 8:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #198751

@heim,
actually he was trapped, it’s called peer pressure. he probably had an inkling of an idea for a while, but it never physically manifested till now because he didn’t want to deal with all his friends calling him an @$$ for leaving lucy behind. also have you never seen battered housewives they make up excuses for their abusers in their own minds all the time. stuff like “thats how they show love” or “they don’t mean it when they hurt me”
but it’s still considered abuse, even by the legal system’s definition.

and yes if you bothered to read my theorem, this all revolves around lucy being thick headed. he tried to break it off with her nicely and she still didn’t get the point and tried to “mend” a non existent relationship (in mike’s perspective). to summarize my theory, right now mike doesn’t want sympathy, he wants lucy to acknowledge he wants her to stay away.

@emily,
remember the fact that alot of those chapters were considered to be in the false start phase of the comic. if anyone knows, what is considered the start of the actual comic that the creators wanted to make?

strider December 9, 2011, 8:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #198752

@Beyatchart
Im more LucyxFFC… ;)
Yeah, its very hard to it happens I know… :P

Michael Silvermoon December 9, 2011, 8:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #198753

Remember when Mike used to love Lucy, waaay in the beginning?
Remember his old blue scarf, the color of Lucy’s eyes?
Remember that one time when he jumped off the cliff to save her life?

I’m so surprised. How do you go from that, to this? Furious Abbey Doing this to another person… telling them that no one loves them, and that they are a… parasite… it’s just pure evil. Ever since Sandy came back into the picture, Mike has been different.

My prediction: Mike will follow through with what he said and will leave the table, only no one will come with him. Somehow Sandy is going to find out what he said to Lucy, and is going to break up with him for being such a terrible person (because really, who DOES this? :question:). Mike is going to go crawling back to Lucy, and Lucy will have realized that she doesn’t need Mike anymore, and reject him.

Anyone who denies this, remember when Mike was telling whats-her-face about his story with Sandy? How he left Lucy for Sandy, and when Sandy left he went back to Lucy? History repeats, and I think that’s how it’s going to play out, only Lucy isn’t going to give him another chance this time. Mad Lucy

Emily December 9, 2011, 8:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #198754

TOO FAR, MIKE.
Tearing Lucy a new one wasn’t enough for you, so you had to throw salt on her wounds? God, just beating each other would be less painful to watch.

Turtle Hermit December 9, 2011, 8:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #198755

Ha. I really, REALLY think she deserved this. Looking through everything, and I mean everything that Lucy has done to Mike. Look at it like this. Mike has been under her boot for YEARS, and simply because you don’t see it makes Lucy the nice one. Put yourselves in the shoes of a child for a moment.

You are eight years old, and every day you go home to an abusive father who beats you and treats you like ****. Hurting you mentally, emotionally, physically. Any way he can. And this happens day after day.

Now lets say you had a chance to hurt him back? I garuntee you if this was your sitation you would damn well hurt him back with all you could, and make him cringe and cry with weakness. Because it hurts that much. Just because you’ve seen Lucy get hurt for what? A school year? A school year starts in August. They’re about to host a play in.. I think December, right? A few months! She’s put up with being not verbally or physically abused for months, but rather ignored! So what?

So she’s the victim in all this. She’s the victim?! This is bull! Mike has every right to strike her down and make her feel like ****. Like she’s nothing because that’s how she’s treated him constantly. The past few pages showed Mike hurt. That was a few instances. A few. A bloody nose. A scraped knee. Yelling back at someone till your throat is hoarse and you cough. Only three days out of EVERY DAY with Lucy.

Being embarrased, being hit, being treated far worse than Lucy is being treated right now. It wasn’t JUST verbal. He was hurt PHYSICALLY and EMOTIONALLY. So really. You think she’s just worth it that much that he should keep on putting up with her ****? With getting kicked around and treated like dirt? So what if she changed a little? It isn’t how she is now. It is how she was. The damage is done, and Mike has every right to kick her down onto all fours and keep on going till she’s nothing but a crippled little sod.

Swaggmosity December 9, 2011, 8:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #198756

Mike seems to have missed out an option that should be all too familiar to him - long distance relationships. I’d love it if he just told everyone “Hey, I’m leaving” and they all just go “sure, we’ll call you”. Major backfire.

And Paulo is Paulo. He’ll stick with Lucy. Go PauloxLucy!

L Ganon December 9, 2011, 8:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #198758

Mike,
DIE IN A FIRE A**HOLE.
as for the writer
please don’t make a comic reenactment of anything remotely close to columbine or Virginia Tech

Freidrich December 9, 2011, 9:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #198759

Mad Lucy that is wrong of mike went too far this time all she wants to be is his friend and he blows it out of this world and tears her heart out and now she might do something dum

david December 9, 2011, 9:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #198760

@strider
I know how abuse can manifest, and how the abused often make excuses for it. It simply isn’t the case. He is convinced that their friends will take his side, so peer pressure could not have trapped him. Especially now, after he’s been a bit more distant from everyone than he has in the past, he ought to have less confidence that they would side with him, but he still does. Regardless, with all his options, he’s “abused” like a rich kid not having an iPad is “poor”.

Lucy is thick-headed and not so bright, so I can see him being as harsh as he can to push his message through. Unfortunately, no matter what he does she will care about him… he may just push her on the “hatred” side of that, which could be worse.

Heim December 9, 2011, 9:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #198761

wow I’ m surprised with Mike, but I think he’s wrong, even though everyone is friends with him, everyone is also friends with Lucy, maybe they will split, some with Mike and some with Lucy. D:
Also I doubt Paulo would ever leave Lucy’s side too. But I’;m not a LucyxPaulo shipper. I can’t really see Lucy paired up with anyone until she matures.

well this has gotten very interesting! I’m looking forward to more now!!! ;)
Plus that Lucy figure is really cute!!!

lala and lolo December 9, 2011, 9:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #198762

I think Lucy will mature better with a boyfriend though. Even if it isn’t a serious one it might teach her a few lessons

Kite December 9, 2011, 9:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #198763

@heim,
i think our wires are getting crossed here, i was talking about his past, your talking about in the present. presently, he’s breaking those restraints and all though he says he thinks they’ll join him i think he’s only saying it to add the most damage to his statement so it’s clear. i don’t think he really cares if they join or not, since in his mind that they weren’t his true friends anyways because they support the abuser. Anyhow till now, he’s been restrained by peer pressure, but now he’s breaking loose and letting all his frustration out. honestly i wouldn’t be surprised if he doesn’t have a reaction built up for them too, whether it will show or not remains to be seen.

also don’t forget that till recently, lucy has been latched on to him like rice on a paper plate in a snowstorm. so it’s wasn’t really easy for him to get away/evade his abuser save for the few times he’s home and lucy doesn’t come over.


(i can’t help it, but i have to make an anime comparison to gohan when he let go of his restraints on his power. sorry, it got stuck in my head when i was writing the last comment. i don’t know why)

strider December 9, 2011, 9:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #198764

彼巨大なばか

Djfizz December 9, 2011, 9:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #198765

Coming from someone who used to really hate Sandy (I hate OHH SO PERFECT characters), I really don’t hate her now. I feel she’s grown as a character. The glimpses of her life that we saw in “To the Top” paint a picture of a girl whose expected to be perfect under immense pressure, and has little release. I get the feeling Mike is the only person she can really let her guard down with, so she probably felt bad telling Mike she did not like one of his friends (because the “perfect” thing to do would be to accept his friends). But I feel she was totally justified in not liking Lucy… if my boyfriend had a friend who constantly beat him up, I wouldn’t like them either. Granted, Sandy doesn’t know Lucy and she’s not intimately familiar with their relationship (like the rest of their friends), but I doubt that makes much difference to her. At the end of the day Mike is getting hurt by a friend on a regular basis, and Sandy sees that as unacceptable (and rightfully so).

All that being said, Mike is still being an UNBELIEVABLE DICK. I doubt Sandy would approve of how he’s handling this… and if she did, then she really is a spiteful bitch. : /

MasterRambler December 9, 2011, 9:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #198766

@Swaggmosity Woah there, man. I’m not sure if you have noticed, but Lucy isn’t exactly a normal…um…sane? person. She’s an emotionally fragile person and has like a dependency disorder. If you read back in the flashback chapters, she had no friends. Girls didn’t like her. Boys didn’t like her. Mike was the only one to tolarate her. And she decided to not miss that chance of an actual friendship and leap to him. But when Sandy came along, Mike abandoned her. Sure Sandy made offers to all hang out together, but Lucy was not interested in her friendship (which also is partly her fault.) Lucy wanted mainly Mike’s attention and friendship. I guess you could say she didn’t know how to share. But he didn’t care. She was all alone again. He only cared for Sandy and once she was gone, it’s like “Well..ok she’s not here anymore…so I GUESS I can afford to hang out with you again…” Plus being a kid, kids like to bat each other around. And since it was a common thing for the two, she never seemed to grow out of that. It also got physically worse because they got older and stronger. But Mike’s at fault too. He could’ve said “HEY stop that would you?!” and if she fought back like she always did, he could’ve done something like what he’s doing now (you know restraining her? Not totally bching her out) and stop all this hurt at a earlier stage. But nooooooo he’s gotta wait till he can’t take it anymore, right? He’s gotta wait till she’s almost about to emotionally snap and break her like a twig. She’s worse in the head then when this all began! They might both be victims, but both are to blame. Of course, this is a comic and things can’t go as smoothly as this. But I’ve got a feeling Lucy’s gonna need some serious therapy after this all. Or else she’s gonna tweak out. Tweak out till she’s dead :I Btw where did all this “You’re 8 and abused by your father” come from? I’ve never heard of any of them, especially Mike, being like that. Unless it’s somewhere in the old chapters or it’s just an example owo you might wanna say that.

DarkCrystal828 December 9, 2011, 9:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #198767

but… hasn’t Paulo made it super duper obvious that if Lucy says she loves him, just simply ASKS for him to be with her…
…He’d make Jazzy cry?
My shipping heart is confuzzled.

Ranki December 9, 2011, 9:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #198768

Mike, why not put a gift tag on that bow of hers and just write “To: Augustus” on it?

Anonymous December 9, 2011, 9:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #198769

@anonymous,
that comment seriously made me LOL, cause i think that’s what’s probably gonna happen now. i don’t think lucy can emotionally deal with her friends abandoning her so she probably will run to augustus, all broken and stuff without confronting the group. of course augustus will use this to his advantage.

so congratulations, mikey, you just handed shadow group the ball game.

strider December 9, 2011, 9:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #198771

Speaking from a purely personal view point, Mike needs to get off his high horse that everything’s about relationships. Paulo thinks of Lucy as a sister as much as he does Daisy. Even if Daisy does leave (which I SERIOUSLY doubt she will seeing as she’s a pretty level headed girl and will probably rethink her opinion of Mike, even a little bit, if he tries to force her hand), and if nothing else Tess is going to stand up for Lucy.

Love’s all well and good, but the true value of a friend is measured in loyalty and kindness.

No matter what the outcome, friendship’s are going to break. It’s getting close to the point of no return.

Rain December 9, 2011, 9:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #198774

Honestly, this seems to be a good example of a “Reason You Suck Speech”. Mike is only responding to how he feels the relationship between them. And honestly, if the last several pages are remotely true about their relationship, its not that misplaced.

SC December 9, 2011, 9:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #198775

Throw up on his scarf THROW UP ON ‘IS SCARF

Tacsi December 9, 2011, 10:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #198776

I’m gonna stick with Mike on this one. Admittedly, the way he is going about it is cruel; but Lucy doesn’t seem to get the hint unless he does it any other way. It would be best to burn the bridge right now.

As a matter of fact, burn the bridge with everyone Mike. I don’t know if I have seen a single person who actually treated you like a good friend, and didn’t just drag you into a bunch of crap (usually with Lucy.) You don’t need all their crap Mike. Go make a new group of friends. The drama would be immensely less, and you could focus on your girlfriend more.

That being said; Mike, you’ve gotta make your relationship with Sandy work. Tough it out, go see her, move to where she is, whatever. Just go do what needs to be done to make the relationship work, cause right now you are just hurting yourself more than anyone.

Kindren December 9, 2011, 10:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #198777

I dont think Paulo would leave Lucy that easily.
Daisy would stand up for Lucy and plus she also mentioned that Mike was a “jerk” :nope:
Tess, Jessica, and Rachael would protect her…
Lucy also has Yashy, Chirpy, Lily, and Blur …
Augustus and Lucy are pretty mutual enough
Mike really? I mean come on dood i thought you were more stronger and smarter than this broken piece of junk.

Hell In my Clouds December 9, 2011, 10:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #198778

Ok…
now mike’s deffinitly a cocky jerk
i doubt pablo and most of the others will leave lucy because of what sandy told mike… he really has no own opinion.

Me December 9, 2011, 10:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #198779

actually i’m rethinking my prediction, now i wonder if lucy even hangs around to see them leave her. what if, and this is purely a what if, lucy just goes to augustus at the first chance she gets. remember he’s associated with the shadow group so he would be “friendly” with her to further his goal. he then encourages her to make a sort of “first strike” against the group. a sort of hurt them before they can hurt you theory. giving the shadow group a distinct advantage when they launch their actual campaign.

strider December 9, 2011, 10:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #198780

why is mike being a jerk to lucy i mean if he don’t like being boss around by her he’s sure letting his girlfriend be the boss of him

you don't need to know th December 9, 2011, 10:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #198781

LIKE A BOSS

Ragna December 9, 2011, 10:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #198782

Honestly, I do agree that Lucy did treat Mike horribly and that I understand why he is letting her go,but going that far?Calling her a parasite and crushing her confidence and hopes of having real friends?He really does sicken me now. Lucy never called him something that offensive,she may have called him jerkface,but nothing like parasite.She may have been quite abusive towards him and never really seemed to appreciate him,but there is a difference between stepping over the line and going close to the line.Mike is going way too far with this now,he really is.Maybe Sandy might not like her and I wouldn’t like Lucy either if that’s what would happen to my boyfriend everyday,but the way he says all these un-called for harsh insults, is just…upsetting.He doesn’t have the right to hurt her anymore.He’s letting her go the wrong way,by being so immature as far to HURT HER SO MUCH like she’s just some kind of trash and so he can just toss her away.

What happened to all the promises he made to her?To protect her forever?And don’t forget that,Lucy tried to and did save Mike MORE THAN ONCE even though she was afraid.Again,I know Mike wants to let go of Lucy,but the way he’s doing it right now,I have the feeling that those insults are going to hit him twice as hard as he threw them at Lucy’s face.

And also,Mike just sounds so arrogant and sure of himself here.I’m sorry,he’s really just itching at my nerves now. :nope:

SaberTiger December 9, 2011, 10:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #198783

I’ve realized something. What if Lucy leaves before Mike can, and then explains to everyone why she left?

Makes you think, now doesn’t it.

Poppop Crocker December 9, 2011, 10:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #198785

Stepping up that ladder to your doom like an angry woman!

Oh yeah…like an angry woman…

No one will get that reference and I am proud of making it.

Oh Maishul. Just getting worse and worse, aren’t we?

Pyrofiend December 9, 2011, 10:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #198786

Oh Mike… the things I would gladly do to you.

Kyuu December 9, 2011, 10:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #198788

As bad as it sounds it’s kinda Lucy’s (and everyone else’s fault) for his arrogance. They were the ones who put him on such a high pedestal. No, I’m not defending him. He’s going way over- MILES UPON MILES- over the line right now. I just think that maybe if Lucy hadn’t thought so highly of him she wouldn’t feel like crap right and maybe if everyone else had seen his faults they wouldn’t have fed his arrogance and he would be thinking twice about what he’s doing right now and consider how much of a terrible being he’s being to Lucy.

G.M December 9, 2011, 11:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #198789

everyone hates you Lucy :unsure: … speaking of which. why not buy a collectible figurine shaped like her? :D

That Other Guy December 9, 2011, 11:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #198790

I think Lucy is about to vomit because of how much stress is going through her brain

MeatX December 9, 2011, 11:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #198791

@ Pyrofiend Grim adventures of billy and mandy. The one episode where Grim and Dracula get lost in the desert.

Sirius December 9, 2011, 11:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #198792

HAHA! Hrrk! Puke on him Lucy! Exorcist style! RIGHT IN HIS EYES! And while he’s distracted, draw your foot back and punt him in the balls. The spit on his unconscious form and tell him that now he’s useless to Sandy, just like he’s useless to life.

And then get hit by a bus so the rest of the world can move on with being normal while you two drama gigawatt generators expire. -_-

Face it folks, she’s taking this way too hard to be normal. You mean to tell me that all this time she’s been slugging him and chewing him out and defending him and nearly getting raped to defend him… and now she loses her spine and gets sick when this **** of a teenager thinks he knows it all? C’mon, too much drama is too much. To get physically ill when dipstick like Mike talks down to you after crying like a baby himself is just ridiculous.

God it’s thick in this chapter. I’ll be glad when we can move on to a chapter that’s not overflowing with weepy tiny babies.

Justin December 9, 2011, 11:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #198793

@justin,
because she can’t retaliate in her normal fashion. think for a second, if she punches or screams at mike she gives mike’s accusations credence. so she has no choice but to accept it all and it’s more than she can handle and i don’t think she’s about to vomit. i think that was a choking back tears *hurk*

strider December 9, 2011, 11:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #198794

@strider
But she’s been dealing with Mike’s cold shoulder for how long now? A chapter or two? She could always just walk away from him. Flick him off and tell him to kiss the whitest part of her ***. Not to mention JEEZUS he sounds cocky, she shouldn’t be viewing him as anything different from those folks from earlier chapters that she fought with him. Or any other moron she’s capable of ignoring.

Justin December 9, 2011, 11:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #198795

@justin,
very true, but she won’t let the relationship go. that’s the problem, she keeps poking the bear. so she keeps trying to mend the “friendship” and it keeps provoking and escalating the level of his anger. there’s two ways she could’ve prevented this from happening at all. one, she could’ve left when mike said she should’ve left. or two, telling mike she understands and she won’t bother him again then left, but she won’t. why, because she’s being thick and won’t get the friggin’ hint.

strider December 9, 2011, 11:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #198796

Actually, I don’t like MikexLucy…. I think I like LucyxAugustus o(≧o≦)o
Dont know where that come from lol ᕙ(⇀‸↼‶)ᕗ
I think this is the best for them….(✿◠‿◠)
But wow Mike, that really harsh, tell someone how “parasite” they are…. (⊙_◎)
That’s it, I wish something terrible come upon you Mike щ(ಠ益ಠщ).
I don’t like people call someone else a “parasite”, you don’t deserve called someone like that, look at yourself first. (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ

And Taeshi, I really like your story, keep it up (≧◡≦)
Sorry for bad English (✿◠‿◠)

Yuki December 9, 2011, 11:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #198797

@yuki,
those are some, ummm, interesting icons. i just gotta ask how do you make those on a keyboard. i’ve honestly never figured that out.

strider December 9, 2011, 11:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #198798

@strider
Honestly, Mike’s not trying to tell her anything at all. He’s just being venomous. He’s trying to draw blood from her with his words. He pretends to not care, but if at the end of this chapter, Lucy kills herself, the entire group is going to hold Mike responsible for what he said.

And I believe completely that it’s possible Taeshi writes in a suicide attempt after this. Lucy has zero emotional barriers or support structures. Despite having a network of friends, she’s become the apex typical teenage girl who believes her only friend just happens to be the guy she was crushing on. She’s being completely retarded and THAT is fueling Mike’s hunger for her pain. Mike’s not dropping hints, he’s dropping bombs, bombs he knows she’s not capable of handling. It’s a massacre of overblown emotions and Mike knows her well enough to tear her down to nothingness, and she’s done very, very little to provoke this from him.

Mending a friendship, trying to be nice to him, trying to talk to other guys, these are methods of making peace, and nothing with him is working. He is 10 parts asshat and 1 part living person.

Justin December 9, 2011, 11:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #198799

RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA*gasp*AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGE!!!! !! X3

Necrology December 9, 2011, 11:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #198800

@justin,
he’s a teen, when you were a teen and you got extremely angry could you really control what you were saying. i know i couldn’t and honestly it often ended with me getting into some pretty serious fights that would end up with one of us or both of us going to the hospital. that being said, she is provoking, it’s provoking when your very presence is annoying. that’s the perspective mike has, as this was happening he even gave her a warning. similar to what a rattlesnake does before it strikes. he told her to leave, he even told her she doesn’t want to know. i get that she’s trying to be good to mike but remember you can’t force someone to be your friend. mike doesn’t want her around, she keeps trying to be friendly with him. in my opinion they’re both asshats, but they’re justifiable asshats.

as for that prediction, i don’t think that’s gonna be the case just yet. it seems like taeshi is writing it so lucy ends up dependant on augustus. i think lucy is gonna run to augustus and end up being used by him and the group he’s associated with.

strider December 9, 2011, 11:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #198801

Why the hell is Lucy even interested in this ahole of a *****? What ****ing right do you have to destroy everything Lucy has left? You bitch at Lucy being a bully, yet you’re far worst than any bully Mike.

Well at the least the feeling is mutual now Mike, Lucy hates your guts and you will eventually regret everything you said. Now go play with your perfect girlfriend, asshat.

ArkaniusXII December 9, 2011, 11:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #198802

@Strider I’m guessing Mike will be one the people at on the receiving end of that group’s plan?

ArkaniusXII December 9, 2011, 11:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #198803

@strider
Actually yeah, I did an excellent job of controlling not only my temper, but my words and actions too. And I was more of a punching bag for my friends than Mike was. Granted none of them ever bloodied my nose, but that’s a moot point anyway. I had maturity to spare for my age, everyone noticed it. And even when I did lose my temper, I never, ever did what Mike’s doing here, or what you did by confession.

As for Augustus, he only *seems* sleezy to me. I’ll be willing to bet that he’s a genuinely good guy. He seems like the male counterpart to Lucy, touch exterior and all that jazz. I don’t think he’ll use her. If anything, he tried to teach her how to protect herself from what Mike’s throwing at her. If that’s the direction Taeshi writes it, I’ll be glad for the change of cast/direction. This whole Mike x Lucy drama needs to wither and die and go away.

Justin December 9, 2011, 11:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #198804

@ArkaniusXII,
more than likely, i didn’t say karma wouldn’t bite him eventually. it’s just the karma needle is still dealing with lucy, we’ll see it swing to mike probably when the shadow group launch their attack (whatever it is.)

@justin,
then why was he talking and conspiring with the group who wants to get a revenge on the main cast. in my opinion, walks like a duck, talks like a duck, must be a duck.
also, congrats, on having the unique ability to be a teen who can control their temper. i just told a tale from my teen years. i’m sure their are a few here who have similar stories.

strider December 9, 2011, 11:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #198805

@strider
Well, we’ll see what happens in future chapters. I just don’t believe Augustus is going to use Lucy. People pretend to be a lot of things, and some folks do it really well. Augustus also looked like he took offense when that guy bumped Lucy near his bus. And wouldn’t let her get on, which if his plan was to get close to her and use her, that was the perfect time to do so.

Justin December 10, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #198806

… can I has some jokes?

really I miss the funny jokes. this chapter is being too emo.

Lolllama December 10, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #198807

@justin
yeah we’ll see, as far as that strip. i interpreted that differently, he wasn’t offended by the guy. he was offended that lucy was trying to get to friendly with him. a good spy never lets a target get to close to them, you know.

strider December 10, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #198808

@lolllama
THANK YOU! Let’s get back to a story and away from this marsh of baby boo-hoo. @_@

@strider
But the best spies know how to get close and stay close and never let on that they’re fake.

Justin December 10, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #198809

also everybody knows Sandy is going to:
a - dump Mike.
b - die.

Lolllama December 10, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #198810

You know i keep reading this page and consider saying to h*** with my previous comments and saying
Lucy Get A nice sharp knife with in 30 minutes and the judge will with little doubt rule you mentally ill and send you the an insane asylum.
or at least heat of passion doesn’t carry a death sentence. i think.
depending on the state

Freidrich December 10, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #198811

**** mikexlucy at this point. I just want to see mikexsandy crushed to oblivion. I want to see mike as a ruined person, he can be hung by his entrails at this point. I WANT TO SEE HIM RUINED!!!!!!

Charmdra December 10, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #198812

@justin,
very true, but do you think if augustus is a spy, do you think he would be that good yet? he’s a good spy but he’s no 007

@some of the other commenters
wow you guys really need therapy. it’s one thing to be mad at someone, it’s another thing to wish to physically harm, mutilate, or murder a person. even if said person is fictional, it’s still f***ed up.

strider December 10, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #198813

What Lucy needs is a nice Irish Catholic who would treat her nice

Freidrich December 10, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #198814

You know, against anyone else, this could be harsh, but against Lucy… its right, perfect, she is pretty much a leech who deserves to have someone tell her what she is, its her fault for being such a terrible friend all this time, no one else’s, good on ya Mike.

Also, have you noticed that she hasn’t denied it and looks so afraid? Its because she knows that she is a total bitch and that Mike is right, also, love how everyone now hates Mike for one true moment of “F U Lucy” when she has been as bad at times, and a lot more times to boot.

Donny December 10, 2011, 12:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #198815

KNOCK HIS LIGHTS OUT LUCY! HE BE DESERVIN IT!

but no really, thats taking it really too far. I understand she was mean but it’s one of those, “if you understand the person then separate to save yourself and just don’t talk ever again.” Instead he lashed out at her and violently and repeatedly too. He’s taking it way too far.

Pointedflower December 10, 2011, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #198816

Ok mikes really gone to far I know from experience what it is like to feel like on one likes me and that leads to suicidal thoughts and actions this is gonna back fire so hard when Lucy kills herself and mike realizes that she was his best friend and then he has to live with that he seriously needs to lay off and apologize for bein the biggest dick ever

Eagle eye December 10, 2011, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #198817

I think at this point, it’s time we all faced that Mike’s gone past delusional and that, in a way, he’s gone from one potentially abusive relationship (though the relationship’s dynamics just worked that way, and had he ever really expressed displeasure at her actions or threatened to leave if she didn’t clean up her act, I’m fairly certain Lucy would have ceased hitting him or snarling at him the way she does — it’s a defense mechanism and a way of trying to hide the issues she has that she can’t seem to confide in anyone about — Mike was just the one person she expected to be able to understand that particular fact) to another in the mere fact that Sandy’s opinion is enough to completely change his outlook on his relationships with his closest friends, and his outlook on himself or his behavior. Whatever happened to the gentleman that made girls want to be with him? His sappy behavior re: Sandy certainly isn’t enough to make someone want to be with him or wish him well in that relationship. In fact, they barely say anything in text, their conversations thusfar have been shown as awkward and half-hearted… he’s effectively fighting for a relationship that was doomed the moment they were separated. I can understand the stubbornness behind trying to stay together as long as possible, even if only to prove people wrong or because you have some bizarre feeling of obligation, but Mike’s allowed a feeling of duty and past feelings to completely alter his outlook on life and to change who he is, fundamentally. I never had anything against Sandy except for the fact that she comes across as too mild-mannered and meek, encompassing the heroine no woman really wants to be. There’s a lack of strength in her character that Lucy’s had through the entire series, just by carrying on even when she thinks situations are at their worst. Even considering suicide is bizarre for her, and knowing her thought processes she wouldn’t take it past thought. Sometimes being stubborn can be a good thing, even if it’s only to keep yourself alive. At the same time he calls her self-centered, though, she spends more time seeing others’ problems and being there for them in her own way than he does anymore… he’s become so wrapped up in his “relationship” with Sandy that his so-called “friends” are just the people he happens to hang out with at school. And if he’s willing to give up his nearest-and-dearest friend because some girl thousands of miles away planted a seed in his head, then there’s something wrong. The fact that he doesn’t even try to understand anymore or to work things out points to a major weakness of character. “Oh, she was abusing me, that’s all there is to it, so now I’m not her friend anymore, even though I’ve been her friend without outwardly second-guessing it for years and years.”

The scenario here is one of Mike hopping back-and-forth between what could be described as abusive relationships and allowing himself to follow statistics and BECOME an abuser. Lucy did physical abuse of a sort, which is actually part of her way of showing affection and trust… Sandy’s just manipulating his emotions and thoughts, which is abuse in-of itself (though he’s partially allowing it), and he’s just emotionally abusing Lucy right now — and if this keeps up he might get to the point of physical violence, which would be unfortunate to see. Right about now, I’d like to see Augustus put Mike in his place and show everyone that not everyone is what they appear to be… though at this point I don’t even really know what the over-all plot is intended to be anymore. And the drama is reaching a point of being overwhelming… I just wish I could smack them all upside the head and go “High School isn’t the end of the world… so buck up, grow up, deal with your ****, and learn that friendship is more important than your petty little social heirarchy, you-did-this, I-did-that crap.”

And now that I’ve vented that little bit, I think I’ll stop before this becomes even more repetitive…

CuriousKitty22 December 10, 2011, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #198818

OHOHOH Mike has just taken first place among my favorite characters.

Granted, being mean to girls isn’t something I approve of. I used to think about whether you had some sort of ‘noble motive’ for what you were doing. Now I just don’t care! Mike has finally evolved from an angsty 2D character into a full fledged 3D person in my eyes. Seriously, Mike’s derogatory statements and pure mean-ness just gave me a smile while reading them.

Xain December 10, 2011, 1:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #198819

I don’t think that mike was a dick, was it a little bit harsh…. Maybe, was it deserved, yes, lucy was a very abusive friend, I mean who breaks there so called “Best friends” nose and says “oops” or “my bad” or my personal favorite,” you deserved that one” and gets away with it, I hope that lusy learned her lesson, and then maybe she and mike can be friends again

Fireknight December 10, 2011, 1:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #198820

And then Lucy wakes up from her nightmare.

OneLonelyPickle December 10, 2011, 1:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #198821

That’s just… That’s…

Ouch, man. Jeeze, Mike, that just hurts.

Satora December 10, 2011, 1:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #198822

well, obviously an adorable, high quality parasite according to the advertisement

paulosawesome December 10, 2011, 1:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #198823

i hope she throws up on him :|
He needs to stop being such a jerk and realize that he’s become more of an abusive person than Lucy just now.
Did his mother ever teach him not to be so rude to girls,even if they can be mean? Jeez. 8/

Sadie December 10, 2011, 1:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #198824

I sided with Mike until he started saying how everyone would leave Lucy for him. The parasite comment? Ouch. Mike should’ve just accepted Lucy when she said she was sorry. He never *had* to be her boyfriend. Lucy is expecting too much when she thinks she should earn instant forgiveness, but she doesn’t deserve this. Mike, yes. She deserves to feel bad. You don’t have to be friends with her. But damn you’re going way out of line with the harassment here! You were kind and saved her life a few times but all you got was her screaming at you. It hurt I bet. You’ve been storing this up for years I’m guessing. You gonna let it all out? Ok, there, you did. How do you feel? Like an *******? Yeah… You were one. To someone who cares about you begging for forgiveness. You know what happens now? She starts self destructive behaviors. Have fun with regret Maishul, cause Karma is a bitch

Serge December 10, 2011, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #198826

There are a few problems with Mike’s logic… Most of them never hated her in the first place, so for them to simply ditch her just because Mike’s leaving seems highly unlikely. Everyone else is willing to help her through the depression and has seen that she’s been changing for the better. They see that she’s more open and willing to be around them (though, at times, she does avoid everyone because of Mike).

Whether or not Daisy is his best friend is irrelevant because she’s also one of Lucy’s friends. I don’t believe she would do something mindlessly just because Mike is involved. So, I would hope that she at least thinks about what she should do before making a decision.

It also seems that Mike has himself on this pedestal. He thinks that he’s the greatest guy ever just because he didn’t physically hurt anyone. Did he forget the pain he put Daisy through? He is not without fault. He should also be trying to change, not guilt-tripping Lucy over things in the past.

This is really showing how much of a horrible person Mike can be rather than how horrible Lucy was. It’s rather sad to see, honestly. He’s become much more of a monster than Lucy ever was. Scars can heal, but the emotional anguish she’s going through right now is much harder to overcome. I just hope she doesn’t have to go it alone.

In the end they were both just really bad for each other. Whether their relationship was as friends or as more than that, there was nothing good that would come out of it (without a lot of work). I don’t think they were mature enough to make the decisions that needed to be made to avoid this sort of drama. Though, kudos to Lucy for trying not to start drama out of all of this and boo on Mike for turning into one of the worst kinds of people out there.

70lemons December 10, 2011, 1:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #198827

all I have to say is… khgfcfgjjnb 36$, fsggfvDgfs .3)6:ef3?&)5.~<?, (ghjdvhtf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

beccy52 December 10, 2011, 1:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #198828

@70lemons,
i just want to point something out, yes mike’s logic is a bit skewed and if a “war” starts, yeah the majority may go to lucy. but there is a feasible and likely scenario in which the group sticks to michael and that’s if lucy, out of fear, retreats from the group and runs to augustus. it seems likely to me because it could lead to the greatest drama multiplier. but it’s just my theory.

@Juerujin
it’s only a crackpot theory if it gets proven wrong, lol. if you’re right it’s fact.

strider December 10, 2011, 1:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #198829

In addition to what 70lemons said, a lot of the things people are saying about their friends realizing that mike is a jerk is based on one simple fact … That they actually find out about this … All they are going to see is that when January gets there, Mike is going to just be “Busy” all the time, and perhaps he may not eat lunch with the group because he had to “work on something” and didn’t need the distractions. Eventually he supposes his friends will seek him out. On the other hand Lucy will just be broken and no one will know why because she more than likely won’t say, that is if she comes to school.

Which leads to the second scenario that a few people suggested, that lucy will leave because she will assume she is hated after this speech. In that case Mike gets out for free … he stays at the table, judging by the fact that he didn’t say he wanted to get away from his friends entirely i assume that he doesn’t want to avoid them completely, and he gets away from Lucy and the so-called associated “drama”. So unless Lucy rebounds from this without showing anything outwardly, he’ll probably never have to leave.

Unfortunately Taeshi is know for being the master of “Hah, silly comic readers think they know what i’m thinking but they have no idea XD” so all of this could be moot and there could be a third/fourth/fifth/infinite other possibilities that she could come up with.

What is clear though is that mikes knowledge of his friends is slightly skewed. Even if they seek him out, they aren’t going to abandon Lucy who hopefully won’t seek him out. The other thing is that it’s going to be obvious something happened if lucy leaves this group project assignment mentally broken, but they will never find out the truth from her and who knows what mike will say. But as stated before i’m pretty sure they won’t abandon her for him. I don’t owe allegiance to any specific shipping affiliations but even hardcore Mike fans are saying what he did was a tad bit overboard.


TLDR?
What do i know … i’m just a comic reader with crackpot theories.

Juerujin December 10, 2011, 1:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #198830

Mike, you can go die in a fire now. kthnx.

*******. I also thought he was pretty OK. Now, I’d like to see him get hit by a car and dragged underneath it for a quarter of a mile.

Patches December 10, 2011, 1:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #198831

I find it funny that he assumes Daisy is that much of a shallow bitch. If Daisy finds out what Mike said to Lucy, she’ll drop him like a hot potato. You all saw how she said, “Mikey! Go after her!” in an icy tone to him before. Daisy isn’t that cold. She’s grown to care for Lucy.

Minty Lime Green December 10, 2011, 1:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #198832

Unless Lucy takes the turn of going to FFC, who himself likely wouldn’t care for her in the broken state that she’s in (With him stating that he doesn’t like even being around weak girls anyways), it partially comes down to how the whole thing comes to light.

First and foremost, Mike’s desire to keep things cool until after the play is over clearly won’t, or shouldn’t, happen, considering he just completely devestated Lucy here, though I do hope this leads to a delightful arc encompassing said play.

As for people splitting up, unless the FFC thing happens, Paulo would hook to Lucy more than Daisy (As his emotions for her are still very, VERY obvious). This keeps David, Tess, and Sue around as well. Since Tess has made up a bit with Jess and Rachael, they would hopefully stick around. Abbey actually seemed rather…upset with Mike’s outburst before that ridiculed Lucy in class, which might create a bit of tension there or possibly help tug Daisy to Lucy’s side as well.

Honestly, though, I’m waiting our delightful hedgehog plot device to possibly help things!

Bwar! December 10, 2011, 1:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #198834

Oh god, the comments…. Already over 800……. Too many!!!!!!!
My bet is that it will reach 1000 in the next…… Hmm…. 2-3 comics maybe? Probably. Anyways, I think we all agree that Mike is being a ********* and should be executed immediately. ‘nuff said.

S0me001 December 10, 2011, 2:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #198836

OK, MIKE HAS GONE TOO FAR, HE BETTER GET SOME ****ING SENSE KNOCKED INTO THAT SMALL PEA- SIZED THING HE CALLS A BRAIN. Mad Lucy

N-star December 10, 2011, 2:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #198837

I think Mike has jumped into the black hole beyond the moral event horizon. This has gone beyond him venting his frustrations just a few strips ago to him becomming a worse abuser than he claims Lucy was. I dunno what exact thoughts are going through Mike’s head; whether it’s Sandy’s words, or his own conceit, he’s twisting things horribly to self-justify this…this evil flow of actions he’s committed too. It still amazes me how someone can go from being chummy as he was mere moments ago…to THIS after a freaking text.

I really, really hope that Mike’s little prediction here is proven false, in fact it would be the ultimate payback if everyone Mike assumes is going to follow him instead sticks with Lucy, or starts to ask him questions and sees him acting like THIS and turn the tables by pointing out he’s become the worse person and to embrace his new lonliness since he’s decided to become an *******.

Weltall84 December 10, 2011, 2:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #198838

Dammit.
I can’t turn the other cheeck now.
It’s official.
Mike has turned into a HUGE jerk.
So much for my idea that Mike was putting up a façade.

Wr3h December 10, 2011, 2:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #198839

I think they both are jerks… BUT THAT’S JUST ME

Chihuahua December 10, 2011, 2:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #198840

Mike is the worst kind of person. He is heartless. There is no excuse for saying all these things to someone. It’s not like she spit on his baby brother or anything… she just played a little rough and… I don’t know… LOVED HIM?

I hope Paulo beats him up.

SJ December 10, 2011, 3:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #198841

Needed to be said. Lucy was a horrible person for a long time. She needed to hear it.

Deal with it.

Kyle December 10, 2011, 3:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #198842

That’s all well and good, Mike, but I still don’t understand what this has to do with the Parrot King and his plans for world domination…

Never Real December 10, 2011, 3:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #198843

@strider
Well, of course there are a few different scenarios. I can see almost all of them panning out, really. I’m just hoping for the outing of Mike’s douchebaggery, lol.

I honestly just want to her to see the light on her own and tell Mike to “screw off”, but that’s one of the things I don’t see happening, haha.

Lucy telling people what Mike said doesn’t seem likely, though :/ Only because she seems to be shutting down at this point. Buuuuut that doesn’t mean her friends won’t seek her out. And I’m thinking that if anyone tries to get it out of her Paulo will be the one. The only reason I don’t see her going to Augustus (in this scenario) is because she would be shut down and would not want to talk to anyone :/

In the off chance that she doesn’t completely shut down I think she would seek out Augustus. Obviously, no one else wants her (what Mike is making her believe) so why not go to the one person who seems to tolerate her?

———————————————————————-

Oh, and I’m wondering why everyone is blaming Sandy? I don’t like her, like, at all, but it wasn’t her fault that Mike decided to act this way. She just cares about her boyfriend’s well-being and she gave him her advice. She never once said that Mike should treat Lucy like ****, but that he shouldn’t be friends with Lucy. There are MANY ways to end a friendship and one of them can be peacefully. He could have explained all of the things that were wrong and he could’ve even given her an ultimatum (not always nice, but it’s not as bad as what he’s doing now).

Mike chose to be a douche. Mike chose the words he said. Mike chose to tear down Lucy to the point where she became sick.

Where is this so-called bitch Sandy? Is she egging him on? Did she tell him to do the things he did in such a specific way? No. Until there is some undeniable proof that she MADE Mike do all of these things I see no reason to call her a bitch.

What would you do if someone you didn’t know was hurting your significant other? And they’re supposed to be their friend? What would you do given the information Sandy had? Probably the exact same thing. She doesn’t remember/know Lucy so how could she possibly come to the conclusion that (at some points) it was just roughhousing or that’s “just how Lucy is”?


Taeshi, you’re a rather good writer for making us feel these things XD
Keep up the good work :D

70lemons December 10, 2011, 3:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #198844

If Mike really does leave, can he be the main character? Because I get confused when theres two… but I mean Lucy is gonna be like all the others: a backroundstarpersonkitty or SOMETHING!!!!
By the way people, Mike pretty much HAS to go all the way with this to ensure she stays out of grasp of… y’know… BADNESS AND STUFF!

Joey December 10, 2011, 3:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #198845

;_; Wow… just ouch that hurt me and I’m on the other side of the screen Mike is just being brutal and heartless now

Dawnest December 10, 2011, 4:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #198847

I’m soo waiting for Paulo to call him a cheater in school right now… >.<
That’s going way to far mike D:< Lucy isn’t a parasite, she has trust issues! Like i saw on a post before, everyone has that one rough friend.

ShikaStar December 10, 2011, 4:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #198848

Dear Sandy,

What would you say if you could see your boyfriend now? Would you be happy with him for standing up for himself and seeing his abusive friend for who she was/is? Or would you be upset to see the monster he is slowly becoming due to his intense hatred of that girl, possibly making him even worse than her?

(Quick note, I actually really love Lucy and understand her trust issues, I’m just trying to show the two extremes here.)

Meina December 10, 2011, 4:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #198849

Question: Were we all this bad at feelings and communication skills when we were teenagers? Cause I remember being bad at it, but not THIS bad…

Ariel December 10, 2011, 4:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #198850

Time for Paulo to the rescue? 8D
oh and somebody kill this bitch —-> :D

am i gonna get banned December 10, 2011, 5:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #198853

I can’t believe Mike!! He was nice to Lucy only because everyone else would be nice to him that way!!?? How would Mike feel if someone said to him that he was a parasite?

Hiccup December 10, 2011, 5:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #198854

I don’t know… I just feel he crossed the line from merely saying he hates her and why to abusive hatred.

And besides that I feel like I have to disagree with Mike here, too. I cant see Daisy or Abbey leaving Lucy, I mean at least not abandoning her. Also, a while back from… Halloween, I think? It was hinted at that Paulo still did care about her, indeed. Then again he has Jasmine but I don’t know xD

But yeah, calling her a parasite changed angry complaints to bullying. Which Abbey and Daisy are against, right?

But meh… I’ll wait and see c:

Kimz December 10, 2011, 5:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #198855

wow mike really did turn in to a D-bag at first i thought he just didn’t like her and that it was good writing but really people don’t just do this with out a reason

blue magic December 10, 2011, 5:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #198856

I have lost all respect for Mike.

darnitmike December 10, 2011, 5:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #198857

Let there be cosmic intervention now and a tiny meteorite strike his head.

It’s gonna be okay, Lucy. Mike’s not worth it.

darnitmike December 10, 2011, 5:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #198858

kick him in the balls

ftu December 10, 2011, 5:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #198862

@Fireknight

What Mike is doing is verbal abuse, a lot worse then Lucy ever did to him, and she didn’t break his nose? Where did you get that? Just because she made his nose bleed didn’t mean she broke it o_O And she was improving already? She was doing a great job sorting out her attitude and he kicks her down. Honestly he should of mentioned something to Lucy before without the rage, it’s his own fault for not mentioning it before, he encouraged her by laughing along. I think it’s a bit sick that you think it’s ok for him to do this to her >_< He’s pushing her into a suicidal state where she thinks no one loves her.

Kite December 10, 2011, 6:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #198863

Yikes, if the author’s trying to make Mike look reasonable here, he’s really not.

nAar December 10, 2011, 6:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #198865

My first emotional response is to side with Lucy and feel sorry for her. And I think alot of people here are like that. I think it’s because in the end we’ve been ‘with’ Lucy in a sense for a long time now and Mike has been pushed into the shadows as a result in the comic. And thus we have seen Lucy change in some ways, as well as her struggles. And while Mike is getting stuff out now- it doesn’t feel as deep or as entrenched or as ‘worth’y perhaps to most people because well… for some time now like I’ve said we’ve been seeing Lucy- her life, her problems, and therefore to a certain degree mostly her perspective and thus are more emotionally attached to.

I think another problem is the violence as it were was usually protrayed in a comedic way… most of the time. While this actually isn’t the first instance where Lucy’s tsundere attitude is stated as negative. (Didn’t he say so on that trip, that it was his “role” to be abused by Lucy and showed how bitter he was and what he really felt Lucy was about? And glare at Lucy when Abbey talked about bullies?) this could in some ways be a reason why it seems so yarring to people and they’re calling Mike out more. And no doubt about it, this is horrendously cruel…

Except, while emotionally I’m all for Lucy- logically I realise my emotions and persepective being clouded just a tad, since we’ve been focused on her so long. If I was beaten up and taunted like that for years like Mike, thinking it was normal, and realised it was wrong, I would be angry, and I might not be all that nice about it. I mean yes, I’ve been used by people before and so forth- but not on this level that Mike feels he has been (with physical abuse to boot).

It IS cruel of Mike to say this and my first response would be to tell him that to his face, probably angrily- but in the end I think a part of it IS down to the fact we’ve seen Lucy’s side for so long- and while certain aspects of Mike’s views leading to this could be taken from past strips some of them have been a long time ago. Hence, why I think most people are siding with Lucy.

We also of course have to realise that characters don’t have the same knowledge as readers or authors. We see most if not all aspects of the story. They don’t. In Mikes eyes Lucy is a selfish bully who abused him- and most people if they get the opportunity will probably not back down from being horrible right back to them if given the chance/ability to do so. Revenge isn’t pretty at all, and generally I do think there should be limits before you become what you hate, but it’s still horrendously temping and for at least the immediate short term it can be emotionally satisfying to see that person who hurt you hurt. The long term… well sometimes it doesn’t go down as well. For a variety of reasons.

That said, Mike is not really right to do this either- and TBH, I think he’ll fall flat on his face- and Sue will remain Lucy’s friend even if he’s right about the above. But this is just my thoughts on the matter and the comments themselves.

Heather December 10, 2011, 7:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #198867

I don’t even recognize him. Is he a new character? are sandy brainwashing him? why he is so different from the mike at the beginning? where is mike who always care for his friend? maybe it is his real character,, he looks good in front everyone but so mean with lucy. absolutely PSYCOPATH

animelover December 10, 2011, 7:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #198868

I know it may seem like he’s being pretty hard on her but he kinda has to be, look at all he’s done before to try and get her out of his life.

Other then changing schools(Which to my knowledge he can’t really do) he has to deal with her almost constantly trying to force her way back into his life when he really doesn’t want her there.

Yes I’ll admit it’s pretty extreme however it kinda has to be done, he has to hurt her in such a way that she’ll know once and for all that he not only doesn’t care for her but doesn’t want her anywhere near himself.

And I know she may be trying to change herself and make herself better but sometimes we all know that an abuser can’t really stop what they are doing, and yes we all know that she feels strongly for him and that given the chance she would probably do anything she could to try and force him back with her.

I mean she’s been manipulating him (With or without realizing it) since a while ago, look at the game she was told multiple times to not touch it or play it and then she threw the controller at him to make him play and ‘forget’ about things. She then flirted and would have probably tried to kiss him, if it wasn’t for coldish feet and that Sandy texted.

I love Sandy, I think she’s really good for Mike epically if she can help him break away from the abuse that Lucy’s been giving him.(With or without realizing it as some abusers don’t know they are actually abusing someone else.)

I love Lucy, I love Mike but if sides had to be chosen(Which would be wrong but seeing as people are trying to pick sides it wouldn’t surprise me) I would be siding with Mike as I’ve been in his shoes before.

Dchan December 10, 2011, 7:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #198869

great now mike become a bullier…..so disappointed…I dont like this development. mental abusing,, **** that! you’re misplaced your hatred mike. :’(

PSYCOPATH mike

PSYCOPATH mike

PSYCOPATH mike

PSYCOPATH mike

PSYCOPATH mike

PSYCOPATH mike

PSYCOPATH mike

PSYCOPATH mike

PSYCOPATH mike

PSYCOPATH mike

PSYCOPATH mike

PSYCOPATH mike

animelover December 10, 2011, 7:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #198870

I hate Mike as of this moment and I never liked sandy even if I know were both of them are comming from but I still don’t like them.

Even if i know were they are comming from in a way I HATE the way they do the things they do. Mike is beeing a big D**K right now and they way he’s doing this is a verry serious type of bullying. He should have stoped at “I hate you and don’t want to be your friend anymore.” But to say that no one loves her, that she´s a parasite and she will be all alone that is just to much. I love lucy to bits since I have someone in my life that is her spitting image and I guess I am a lot like mike from the begingin of the story except being a boy that is. I would NEVER say this to my friend or someone who used to be my friend this is just Psycotic and a world class bullying!

This is accually stuff that have made people kill them self.

I sure hope that Lucy woun’t do that and that Mike falls flat on his face from this, that no one follows him since he is a D**K right now with everyone, not just lucy what I’ve seen and that includes his siblings. Sure hopes mike someday understands what a good friend he is hurting to the core. UNFORGIVABLE!!

Sure hope the rest of the gang stays with Lucy and Mike is left alone + that she continues to better her self, even if mike dosen’t see it. Sure hope she dosen’t leave the play beccus of this.

Lyan December 10, 2011, 7:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #198871

Perfect background music to this conversation is as follows:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIXNYTIK0zc

Mr. Serious December 10, 2011, 8:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #198873

I wonder how can he say he loves Sandy …
He’s a heartless…
I’m not saying that lucy was right, but that’s an exaggeration!!
Parasite?!
I would love to crush michael as a bug !!!!!

Arcanus December 10, 2011, 9:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #198874

Shut it, Mike! You’ve just reached an all-time low.

First, you break her heart, and now, you break her life! Take away her friends? That’s just wrong! You’re worse than what she’d ever been! You’re the big antagonist, not Lucy! You— Do you know what that could do to her? You heartless jerk! You don’t deserve Daisy and the others. How could you?

Furious Abbey

You— You’re WORTHLESS, Mike.

Mad Lucy

LeXee December 10, 2011, 9:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #198875

How can some of you still be DEFENDING Mike?! This kind of behavior is absolutely unacceptable, I don’t care how you look at it! From Mike’s point of view or Sandy’s or whoever! This is just plain wrong!

Emily December 10, 2011, 9:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #198876

S****GOING DOWN!!!

bob saget December 10, 2011, 9:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #198877

Poor Lucy…she’s unstable as it is, I’m not sure I like the possibilities of where this might lead, or how it may end. Lucy has tried to change for the better, and Mike has outright changed to the WORSE.

Mike is a bit foolish. He may have a point with a few of the members of their group, but we know they wont just up and leave Lucy. Especially Paulo. I really do hope he gets plenty of time alone to think over this mistake. You have to give him credit for standing up for himself in the FIRST place, but he has gone too far! Mad Lucy

I’d like to see Lucy as the strong type…who can just hold her head high despite all the hardships. But she has been so dependant with Mike for so long… :(

Also (off topic), Lucy figurine? Adorable! :D

Criss December 10, 2011, 10:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #198878

Hurk, a vagrant appears!

Next chapter is Lucy’s admittance to an Insane Asylum as she tries to bleach out her murderous fantasies that may or may not have happened.

DLancer December 10, 2011, 10:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #198879

Okay. Wow. I like this comic and everything. I know it’s a dramatic comic, and I don’t expect or want that to change. But this? This is starting to become VERY forced. Like because it’s all dramatic we have to beat a dead horse. Mike and Lucy’s friendship is broken. It’s been broken from the start. We get it. Can there be moving on now? :/

Silva December 10, 2011, 10:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #198880

Yunno, everyone bashes Mike cause he’s rude to Lucy… but if you ask me, I’d say he’s got the patience of a god to put up with her for this long after everything she does to him.I could easily have seen him snapping like, 20 chapters ago. Bout time he stood up for himself.

Ori December 10, 2011, 10:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #198881

@Silva This is explaining WHY their friendship is broken, and who is to blame. It’s very open for interpretration, and I like it a lot. This kind of story would be completely wasted if it was just glanced over.
Also, Mike’s an *******.

mAceOfHearts December 10, 2011, 10:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #198882

Oh boy… I can’t wait for everything to get better. Please, let them get better. :(

Raincloud December 10, 2011, 10:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #198883

Lucy’s tail is really cute and fluffy in the 2nd to last pannel, so I guess I can wait until Monday to see what angst shall appear!

Beyatchart December 10, 2011, 11:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #198884

@Ori

You’re kidding yourself if you think this is “rude”. This has gone WAAAAY beyond rude. Calling someone a parasite like he just did isn’t rude. It’s evil. To the fullest extent of the word.

Ditto December 10, 2011, 11:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #198885

how u pronounce tsundre? :question:

luvercandy December 10, 2011, 11:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #198886

You’re an *******, Mike.

@Dchan Wow. Thanks for supporting a ****ing NAZI. Read the rest of the goddamn chapters before saying somebody deserves to be treated like ****. Nobody does.

TheX400096 December 10, 2011, 12:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #198887

No way Mike.You. Are. A.Big.F@t.J3RK!!! I hate Sandy and you.You f@t 1diot!! Calling her a par@site is 1diotic and evil just like YOU!!! You wanna leave her all alone just because she…..l0ves you.So leave her be and let her ruin your life.’Cause you deserve it.For ruining hers.

An Angel I am December 10, 2011, 12:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #198888

Welp. Let’s see what Paulo’s gotta say bout that.

MissCaitlyn December 10, 2011, 12:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #198889

I agree with SkyGaze. Mike already broke her down enough. Now it’s like he’s trying to make her suicidal. I kind of hope that she does go suicidal. Then maybe Mike will see that he’s no better than she was. The only difference is now he’s abusing her verbally.

KairaWolf December 10, 2011, 12:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #198890

And to think that not 20 minutes ago in BCB time they were laughing and enjoying eachothers company. OH WELL.

I understand the need to defend Lucy in this situation, but it wouldn’t do her any good in the long run. Her personality is selfdestructive and she’s better off if she learns something from this. Of course Paulo is going to be involved in the future and I’m interested in how that’s going to play out. If he goes with Lucy there’s going to be repercussions, but if he doesn’t she might do something really stupid.

All hypothetical of course. Maybe everything will work out for everyone and it will all be sugar and rainbows.

Balfred December 10, 2011, 12:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #198891

Well, Mike maybe have SOME reason to be PO’d but I agree with others who say he’s in full-on ********* mode right now. It’s unnecessary and petty. Whatever his grievances with Lucy, he has no right to be treating her the way he is right now.

I’ve been in a position where, due to things that were my own damn fault, I had a broken friendship with a girl I really cared about. It wasn’t fun, especially trying to patch up what was broken. So, I’ve been in Lucy’s shoes. And Mike needs to grow up.

James December 10, 2011, 12:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #198892

This… this is so wrong!

For all of you who think Lucy is just a parisetic, abusive bitch, I hope you see that Mike is unveiling a giant middle finger to your logic. Sure, she needs help, and she is a bully, but the WORST kind of abuse is a phycological one. It’s the kind THAT WILL NEVER GO AWAY. She will probably kill her self out of this mental abuse. It’s horrible.

How can you tell someone that no one love’s them, that they’re just a parasite… Thanks to people like that, many teenagers comite suicide every f’ckn day!!! I’ve been in that position, I know how it feels for someone to crush your already fragile mind. What in the world is Mike trying to accomplish!? Her ultimate death?? You could have been the “better man” in this situation, and you chose to be what you set out to destroy: A bully. Congradulations.

Oh and what makes YOU think Paulo doesn’t love her? He’d do anything for her. (you don’t own him either)

C: December 10, 2011, 12:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #198893

Lucy, I have a song for you to help prepare you for the future

It’s called Bulletproof, and its by some chick who looks like David Bowie.

In all seriousness the song came on my walkman, and I thought of this situation.

Emilie December 10, 2011, 12:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #198894

SHE HASN’T EVEN BEEN SITTING AT THE TABLE ANYWAY!!

carrot December 10, 2011, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #198896

:question: A parasite is some one who twists anothers ideals to meet their needs at any cost… so would that not make Sandy the parasite in this equation for messing with Mike’s mind?

Some dude December 10, 2011, 1:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #198897

@ luvercandy:

I believe it is “Suun-Der-e”

SpiritWolf15x December 10, 2011, 1:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #198898

parasite : /ˈparəˌsīt/ noun
1) An organism that lives in or on another organism (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the host’s expense.
2) A person who habitually relies on or exploits others and gives nothing in return.

Lucy does have a habit of relying on others a lot.
but giving nothing in return? from everything i’ve read, that isn’t true.

in all honesty, i think this is for the best.
let Mike realize that his friends aren’t only HIS friends, and that they’re Lucy’s too. they’re not ONLY going to follow him. they will most likely stay friends with him, but not completely abandon Lucy.
as Sue said in Unrequited, “Contrary to what you may think, Mike isn’t your only friend in the world.”
Lucy won’t be alone either.
she has others now, it won’t be like when they were younger and she had no one after Mike left her for Sandy.

Symphonic December 10, 2011, 2:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #198899

Mike seriously what’s wrong with you you can’t talk to her like that all you Lucy haters back off no one deserves that sort of treatment!! Mad Lucy Mad Lucy

you don't know December 10, 2011, 2:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #198900

I had a friend do that to me one time D:

Shukketsu December 10, 2011, 2:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #198901

:/ Mike’s wrong. Lucy wouldn’t lose Paulo. Despite Paulo wanting to follow Daisy (whome I could see tagging along with Mike if she’s not filled in on what’s happened between them here), Paulo DOES love Lucy. It’s been made obvious multiple times throughout the comic. :/ He’d sooner maul Mike than leave Lucy alone like Mike’s assumed he will. Abbey doesn’t like Mike, from what I can tell; he’d probably be on Lucy’s side too, despite her less-than-appealing qualities…

Mike, you’re delusional. ._. And an *******. Good luck with that spaced plan of yours. Lucy’s too awesome to be ditched for a blind jerk like you.

We love yah, Lucy! x3 ♥ ♥ ♥

TallestSky December 10, 2011, 2:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #198902

lol, am i the only one that thinks that Mike’s nievatae to Lucy’s social situation is hilarious?

he has no clue how much the other friends have grown attached to lucy

Aktherion December 10, 2011, 2:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #198903

@Aktherion

Well, he isn’t seeing what we’re seeing as readers, ie, he probably isn’t aware of the whole “Carry me” storyline and such and such.

Which yes, makes it THAT much hilarious. Especially when you truly realize the complete pontential for failure his “plan” has.

Ditto December 10, 2011, 2:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #198904

Excuse me?!!?!
WHAT?!?!?! Thats just ridiculous, Lucy has fantastic friends and none of them would be a complete and utter ****** arsehole like Mike is.
I’m assuming you’ll put Mike in a near-death situation, only to be saved by Lucy.
Or maybe you’ll just kill him off.
Which would be preferable.
And kill Sandy too. She’s a whiny bitch.

UnfortunatelyYours..x December 10, 2011, 2:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #198905

PARISITE? How else can you make mike worse? He is beyond the jurisdiction of a ****ing dick! Hitler seems like a good guy compared to mike!

Joe philis December 10, 2011, 2:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #198906

Does anyone else wish that someone is videotaping this and sending it to sandy? I’m sure she would love to see her Mishul completely shattering poor Lucy.. and I’m positive in this situation she’d see Lucy as the abusive non-friend and Mike as a hero……. (sarcasm, if you didn’t catch on ;) )

Mary December 10, 2011, 3:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #198907

@Mary

Oh, if Mike’s older sister was holding a videocam/phone up to the keyhole right now, that would be HILARIOUS.

Tailsdoll December 10, 2011, 3:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #198908

Punch him the face. What’s stopped you before Lucy? Punch that dick in the face!!!

Pauloizawsom December 10, 2011, 3:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #198910

TAESHI Y U TORTURING US WITH WAITING FOR THE NEXT PAGE ;_;

NyanKat December 10, 2011, 4:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #198911

You should make Lucy all changed after this, lol. Shave her face fangs! Then make her all badass.

Pauloizawsom December 10, 2011, 4:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #198912

If there was something like a ‘Webcomic Intervention Squad’ I wish they’d soooo roundhouse kick Mike in the temple.

Gabe December 10, 2011, 4:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #198913

@Dchan,
thank god i’m not the only one who sees that their really was no other way to get the point across to lucy. seriously he’s tried every other method a teenager has at their disposal, none of them worked. so now the only option left is a full frontal assault.

@TheX400096
oh get over yourself lucy fanboy, we both said it’s extreme but it’s a necessary action. Plus, he’s been backed into an adversarial corner, since lucy can’t get the freaking message and just leave now she’s planted herself squarely at ground zero. so yes mike is being extreme but lucy is the idiot who was given a warning and still went “Duuurrrr, i’m gonna stand right underneath a dangling nuke.”

strider December 10, 2011, 4:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #198914

And once again I find myself being pro Mike.

1: I will agree that he is slightly overboard with his accusations, but he is only acting on what he knows. And to further the point all he has ever known Lucy for is being this parasite. She abuses him when he is around and makes him feel crappy, but when he leaves she breaks down and he’s forced to come back to be the pillar she can support herself on again while making him feel crappy again. If this had been me that pillar would have crumbled long ago and I would have told her to **** off.

2: His friends theory works to a certain degree, Daisy will follow him unless Abbey convinces her other wise, but with the scheming he has going on I have a hard time envisioning him putting up much of a fight. Paulo will stay with her without a question. and the others I have divided opinion of. Bottom line is he won’t be alone.

3: Although he does carry it over into being a Jerk with the last few lines, this situation is good, this is the final step Lucy needs to embrace, before she can start picking herself up again as an independent person who don’t need someone to support herself on, but the only way to do that is to remove the support altogether first.

4: I cannot understand the flag that people give Sandy. Imagine yourself in her shoes, every time you call your boy/girlfriend they have been hurt by the same person again and again. Wouldn’t you be upset?
Sandy is a bias observer, she is removed from all of the drama and conflicted emotions that the group has and can thereby see Mike’s situation better than his clouded judgement can and the abuse he suffered at Lucy’s hand.

Though I have never classified myself as it I would say I’m a MikeXSandy person. They seem to honestly care and support each other.
And though he can be a jerk about it, I firmly believe Mike is in the right about this situation.
I look towards to seeing how this develops.

BeyondDarkness December 10, 2011, 4:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #198915

comment number 918 … wOOt! 8-D

Zero December 10, 2011, 4:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #198916

I think…

That when **** DOES start to fly in January, if it happens, then it’s David’s time to shine. I’ve got a good feeling about this.

Zushi December 10, 2011, 4:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #198917

@ C:

True, psychological damage is one of the worst kinds, and Mike is indeed inflicting it here…then again, consider the history of damages between these two.

On the Lucy —> Mike front: Physical, emotional and psychological damages.

Why in the hell is the psychological aspect there in the first place? Hasn’t Lucy just been “hitting” Mike as a friend? Remember, these have been full on hits mixed in with the time that they’re hanging out (oh there was rough-housing, sure, but there have been hard, painful hits).

How…exactly is one supposed to feel when they get hit by someone that they not only consider a friend, but have had a crush on them for some time (and was subsequently denied during their confession of love)?

On the Mike —> Lucy front: Psychological/emotional:

This mostly has to deal with him passive/actively ignoring Lucy. It was escalated even further after Lucy’s confession to Mike (which was denied). He’s mostly been working towards having as little interaction with her as possible, which definitely hurts for Lucy.

Being constantly ignored like that can do some serious damage to one’s self-esteem.

Now, consider how long this has gone on for these two, on both fronts.

Mike —> Lucy: theoretically, a few months to a year.
Lucy —> Mike: Theoretically, several years.

Lucy has had several outings: that is, ways of expressing her frustrations and psychological pain. Paolo is one example, the rest of her friends are another…hell…EVEN AUGUSTUS is an example.

Mike has only one major outing, and that is with Sandy; the difference is that he’s expressing his psychological pain subconsciously—rather than, as some may say, “whining”—with her. He isn’t fully venting, and when he mentions his pain, he tries to defend Lucy, in which he’s finding it increasingly difficult to do.

This lack of an efficient means of venting along with consistent bottling of these kinds of emotions is now exploding with a force so powerful, it rivals a Kamehameha fired off by Super Saiyan 2 Gohan.

All of this said, he’s still picking one of the harshest ways to tell Lucy how he feels, and up to the end of this page, he’s been somewhat logical with his anger. Most of what he’s been saying has been based off of his (not the readers’) observations. Saying that no one loves her, though, is where his logic (potentially) falls off.

Saying that she’s a parasite is probably the most BLUNT way of calling out a character’s major flaws than beating a watermelon with a sledgehammer.

God, reading this comic is making my mind work in a lot more often now; WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?! D:

Chocothunda December 10, 2011, 4:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #198918

Zushi; xD Random David supporter is random but appreciated. ♥ Props to you, my friend.

Can’t wait until the next page. I kind of hope someone from Mike’s family steps in to save the night. :/ They’d have heard the yelling, right? Right?

D: Poor Lucy. Poor, poor Lucy.
…Don’t worry, sweetheart. He’s saving you a lot of drama later on doing this. Go, Lucy! ♥

TallestSky December 10, 2011, 4:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #198919

For everyone that says this is necessary. This is abuse and have any of you ever heard of the saying, “Two wrongs do not make a right.” I do not recall Mike ever make an attempt to kindly ask Lucy to stop and tell her how he feels about being abused. But now he is but not in a way that she can slowly understand it and process all of this. She only coninued treating him that way because she uses it to hide her real feelings for him but at the same time it is her strange way of showing him she really does care for him. I can be that way too but I had end up losing friends because no one would let me know and I had trouble reconizing it by myself until I was too late.

So by now I changed but now I don’t really know how to communicate with other friends because no one bothered helping me correct my social behaviour. Yelling at the person does not help at all and puts them into depression and lots of stress. Telling Lucy that she will have no one to support her is such a cruel thing to say because she really was trying her best to change but I guess it just was not good enough for Mike.

AmberPhoenix December 10, 2011, 5:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #198920

I don’t think they get it, Taeshi.

I get the feeling you are going to need to explain it to them.

I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING THOUGH I SWEAR

QuakeIV December 10, 2011, 5:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #198921

@amberphoenix,
he never told her, huh? okay, so what was that whole “i’m not your babysitter.” line then, what was the ignoring her? those were attempts to get her to understand. most people would figure it out and say “okay, he doesn’t want to be friends anymore.” but nooooo, everyone’s favorite bipolar kitty can’t take a friggin’ clue.
now as for this situation, this is what’s on mike’s mind. yes it’s pretty messed up but you can’t look at it from one side. lucy is being just as big of an idiot, she’s like a katrina victim. she was given fair warning but still didn’t leave and now she’s getting the full force of the storm. i have no, absolutely no sympathy for idiots who f*** themselves.

strider December 10, 2011, 5:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #198922

@BeyondDarkness I’d almost agree with you if being alone wasn’t Lucy’s biggest fear. Him saying he’s going to take everyone away from is going to make her think she’s going to be alone and cause psychological scaring.

On a normal person this would definitely push them away and make them more independent. On Lucy this is going to play on her mental problems and just make her withdrawn and depressed.

OmegaB December 10, 2011, 5:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #198923

@Strider and Amber:

In Lucy’s defense, she actually has been trying to change herself for the better, you can see it in the last few chapters, and earlier in this chapter too. As a character, you can see that she is indeed slowly changing for the better.

The issue is not that it’s not good enough for Mike…it’s that the change is too late.

Chocothunda December 10, 2011, 5:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #198924

I kinda feel like that isn’t how it’s going to work Mikey boy.

I dunno I kinda wish all the venting would end. It is starting to get boring. Unless it serves another purpose besides making Mike seem like a really nasty jerk.

I mean all the people who try to defend Mike’s words … he just called Lucy a parasite and implied she was unloved. I don’t care who or what the excuse that is just uncalled for.

Battle-chan December 10, 2011, 5:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #198925

@chocothunda,
true, i never said she wasn’t (lately that is), but you can’t force someone to be your friend. if someone doesn’t want to be your friend, then they won’t be your friend. that’s what people aren’t seeing, mike D-O-E-S-N-T want to be lucy’s friend anymore. that’s the message he’s been trying to get in lucy’s thick skull and now she’s getting the full force of his message.

@battle-chan,
harsh yes, but lucy brought this reaction on herself.

strider December 10, 2011, 5:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #198927

@strider:

True, he definitely is telling that to Lucy, but there are instances in this particular page that shows that he’s going a bit above and beyond that message.

@battle-chan:

True, saying that Lucy is unloved and a parasite was uncalled for. However, while the former is mostly false, the latter gets you wondering:

Is…he…wrong?

Remember, Lucy has been called a parasite by one other character, albeit not so bluntly.

Chocothunda December 10, 2011, 5:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #198928

@strider Here’s the thing though. He had lots of time to tell her in a reasonable way he didn’t want to be friends. All he did before now was say one mean thing and ignore her. I think most people would assume that would mean the person was mad at you, not hated you and never wanted to be friends.

If broke off every friendship every time me and one of my friends said something rude then didn’t talk for awhile, I’d probably have two friends right now.

OmegaB December 10, 2011, 5:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #198929

@OmegaB I think most of the people here agree with you on that matter. But I don’t really see it that way.
I have looked at the past two comics again and again, and no where does Mike actually say he’s going to take her friends away from her.
He says he’ll leave the table, and as a result of that the others might choose to join him. He never once implies that he’ll do anything to make them join him.
He implies that he wont be alone, but he never says they’ll all leave her, he mentions 4 out of a what? 7-8 man big group?
I think it’s the Paulo subject that hit her the hardest and I’ll agree he’s an *** about that.

But again I don’t really see him forcing the “being alone” subject onto her, he’s simply hammering the point home that her attitude and the way she’s been treating people (The last 6 months being an exception) have not given her the deepest of friendships around the schoolground.

BeyondDarkness December 10, 2011, 5:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #198930

@derp,
true, explaining calmly would work on someone who wasn’t so thick headed. lucy’s not one of those people, if he tried to explain calmly it would take at least 3 months (real world time) worth of dialogue to get the point across.
and which logic are you referring to?

@omegaB
it’s not that hard to pick up. i’ve had ex-friends give off those vibes before, i took the hint and left them alone. some i befriended them again later, some i didn’t. but to this day, i still have a wide field of friends to choose from because i could take a hint no matter how subtle and dealt with it. vibe plays a big part in what i’m saying, most people can sense that vibe.

strider December 10, 2011, 5:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #198931

I understand that the Lucy has been a jerk to Mike but i would also like to point out that she is indeed changing. Mike just refuses to realize this and, personally, I think his relationship with Sandy is very unhealthy and brainwashing him a bit. I personally cannot condone his actions as I myself am alot like Luct herself and have been through almost this exact situation. What Mike is doing is mentally abusive and will cause serious damage to her mental health. This sort of thing has caused people to commit suicide. I can understand that he no longer wants to be her friend and he himself has gone through abuse by Lucy but by playing on her inner most fear like he is truely being vicious.

Lex December 10, 2011, 5:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #198933

@derp,
okay, you can call it assumption if you want. i’m basing my comments off of what i see and from what i see is that lucy is a very thick headed girl who doesn’t learn things unless she has something brutal happen to her. she’s not the type who can be reasonably talked to and get the message.

and my attitude is based of my own experiences on the subject.

strider December 10, 2011, 5:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #198935

@derp,
personal choice is formed from experience, buddy. if you attain no experience then you will only choose what others tell you is right, therefore it’s not a personal choice.

strider December 10, 2011, 5:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #198936

@strider: Then her deep discussion with Zach teaching her how Mike felt in all of 2 pages quite some time ago, leading to her trying to be nicer to everyone, shouldn’t have happened. It did. Are you sure she doesn’t notice important things to her without conflict, leading to a possibility you’re defending Mike’s excessive hostility unnecessarily? As a past fan of the guy, I can’t help but notice that he’s been doing.

The conversation changing her has chapter 46, page 4. She did similar earlier in the chapter, with Augustus’ advice. She changed her mindset rather fast, choosing to be happy because Mike was and not clinging to the loss romantically. Seriously. Thick?

Hoheh December 10, 2011, 6:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #198937

Okay, now PARASITE is going a bit too far.

Ud the Imp December 10, 2011, 6:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #198938

@Hoheh,
C***, i forgot about that.
yes i may be overly defensive, but i think i can see where he is coming from. is it being taken to0 far? yes. is it what’s needed? hell yes. like i said if lucy was a reasonable girl she would’ve picked up that vibe he has been giving off. even if the comic is two dimensional, it’s been pretty obvious for a while if I picked up hints of that vibe back when he said “i’m not your babysitter anymore.” first thing i said to myself after that page was “whelp, honeymoons over, lol”

besides their teens, i don’t know of any teens that know how to properly express their emotions or how to reasonably discuss things.

(edit: dangit, i missed your comment about augustus)

strider December 10, 2011, 6:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #198939

i agree with Mike…forgiveness can’t be forgiven overnight…Lucy has done enough damage over the years, so why should Mike just accept Lucy because she’s magically changed?

Houle Nemo December 10, 2011, 6:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #198940

Parasite, really? Thats just too far Mike…

Avory December 10, 2011, 6:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #198941

Mike… your just so wrong. Sooo so so so so wrong. Your right but your wrong. Lucy may have done things that she shouldn’t have but you saying these things in reality is just as bad as all the things Lucy has done, if not worse. I really hope that Mike and Sandy don’t stay together, just so that Mike loses his happiness.

OwnUbyCake December 10, 2011, 6:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #198943

@derp,
what if their is no other way to get the message across from the characters perspective? mike didn’t see her getting advice from augustus, so he doesn’t know she can be talked to reasonably. and like i said i haven’t seen any teen that can reasonably voice their emotions. and for the record this whole encounter could’ve been avoided if a certain someone had been picking up the vibes in the immediate vicinity.

strider December 10, 2011, 6:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #198944

@strider: She might have picked that up somewhat through Paulo’s not going away when she was crying alone and the girls’ trying to get her to open up after Mike and Lucy’s argument. Something in the “Why aren’t MY FEELINGS a big deal?” or whatever she said. Meh. Now I need to trawl again…

Hoheh December 10, 2011, 6:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #198945

@hoheh,
could you explain, i’m having trouble deciphering what you were talking about? are you talking about mike’s “i don’t want to be your friend” vibe?

strider December 10, 2011, 6:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #198946

@strider
“Stop thinking my feelings aren’t a big deal!”: 52-5
“Another Shoulder” and the pages after my quote are perhaps where she got the letting it out thing from. You say she was at fault for not working out what he felt without asking. I provided a few reasons why.

Hoheh December 10, 2011, 6:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #198947

MIKE I HOPE YOU GET HIT BY A BUS

such an ***

gospeedysnail December 10, 2011, 6:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #198948

@strider:

you say that lucy is stupid because she didn’t just let mike go. but how can she do it? she was dependent on him for all her life, she loves him (and that’s important) so she tries at least to make him undestand she wants to be only a normal friend. there’s no way she could think “ok, he told me he isn’t my babysitter anymore, so I will just ignore him from now on, as if I never knew him”. if she thinks there’s a possibility to not lose him completely, she has to try to achieve it.
she didn’t realise it was her fault if he looked sad or angry, so she tried to do what friends do, that is trying do make him happy (and she succeeded, he laughed along with her while playing videogames).
at most you can say she should have reasoned more about it, but if you think about it, mike didn’t really help her to understand. do you remember when he gave her the medicine on the stage? she hugged him and said “I was scared that you hate me, mike.”; mike could say “I do hate you, actually.” but he said nothing. why? I hope that it’s because he still didn’t want to hurt her feelings and not because there were other people (in fact, he could tell her later, with nobody listening).

boh... December 10, 2011, 6:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #198949

@hoheh,
ok, i guess if she was picking up that vibe, (the whole “zach was right” could be a clue) why is still trying to mend things with him then? i don’t know it’s feels like she’s still trying to force her friendship on him. which is what mike doesn’t want. that’s what’s so darn infuriating.

personally, while i am defending mike, i do think he’s an asshat for the extreme’s he’s going to. i think the both of them are. but their teens that don’t have all of the details and their making moves without trying to get all the intel. so like i said way back their both asshats, but their justifiable asshats due to the fact they don’t have all the facts. honestly the only person in this whole scenario who’s not an asshat is sandy

@boh
stupid and thick headed aren’t the same thing, if i accidentally said stupid at one point i apologize. i’ve been trying to stress that she’s thick, a person could be a genius and still be thick to common sense stuff.

strider December 10, 2011, 6:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #198951

@derp,
lol, maybe, but until that scene shows up that proves she is one. innocent till proven asshat, you know.

@boh,
okay, well i meant she was thick, which she is. if she can’t take a hint or make the appropriate moves off of a vibe she’s thick. since common sense would tell someone ok this person doesn’t want to be my friend, forcing my friendship on them will only make things worse.

strider December 10, 2011, 6:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #198952

@ strider:

no, I wrote “stupid” because I didin’t know what to write asd (I’m not a native english speaker so I didn’t know what the best term was).

boh... December 10, 2011, 6:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #198954

@strider: So you’ve never wanted to prove a change? You’ve never argued with someone and chose to make up with them? You work well when you can’t even have a conversation with your partner? Come on.

@Comic: “You caught me off guard, green eyes. But you’re going to regret that…” That line may be relevant for this page. For wholly different reasons. Keep pushing away the one who did fight for you… If, or when, he shows up again, hope you’ve got backup for it.

Hoheh December 10, 2011, 7:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #198955

@derp,
then maybe you should reread “to the top” that chapter shows her life is anything but perfect.

@hoheh,
if a person doesn’t want to hear it they don’t want to hear it, mike doesn’t want to hear it. personally i backed off and never pushed myself on anyone. if they wanted to be my friend they’d be my friend. if they didn’t they didn’t. yeah i had arguments with friends but most times if we had arguments it wasn’t about our friendship it was about stupid stuff that would eventually lead to a fist fight.

strider December 10, 2011, 7:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #198957

Mike has become a bit of a hot head in this comic…

Rainbowpuke:P December 10, 2011, 7:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #198959

@derp,
that’s the point, everyone else sees her life as perfect. from her perspective it isn’t, she’s basically a slave to her parents wishes. so her life isn’t perfect. (in other words, being a slave sucks, even if your a well provided for slave.)

strider December 10, 2011, 7:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #198962

Mike is a jerkface. I don’t care how right he is, I don’t care how hurt he is, that is so uncalled for. Lucy’s just got a different way of expressing her affection and Mike’s too much of a jerk to see that.

I hope he gets hit by a bus.

Charliemander December 10, 2011, 7:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #198963

@strider (this was supposed to be an update of the last comment, but the time to edit was over):

ook, but that sentence could be taken as “I don’t want you to be dependent on me anymore”, not as “I don’t want to speak to you ever again”. being someone’s friends is different by being dependent on him\her. actually lucy was always clinging to him, so maybe she thought he needed only to be left more alone by her.
why didn’t she go home when mike asked her to, after becoming all serious by reading sandy’s text and then looking at her? because, as I wrote before, she didn’t realize it was her fault (remember that, before that, they were laughing, and also that mike’s sister told her he is upset even at home, without lucy), so she insisted to know what was up.

@Derp:

well actually I’m using the dictionary a lot.
here where I live, the term “stupid” is used very lightly, not measuring every time it’s exact meaning. I know it should be done but, you know, nobody is perfect. when I wrote the comment, I thought about the fact that “stupid” could have been taken in a wrong way, but I decided to risk, because, anyway, you could have understood what I meant…

boh... December 10, 2011, 7:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #198964

@derp,
well we don’t have all the facts yet. but the signs rebellions are there (her eating sweets, which is something her parents wouldn’t approve of) and as it’s been stated before many here think her family origin is japanese. in that culture absolute obedience to the parents is a big thing. but this could be a fact we’re missing, if that is the case she can’t disobey her parents wishes or she’ll get disowned by the family. also, i’ve actually been thinking that sandy has pretty much been setting her image of mike as the image of what a normal life is.

@boh,
that’s the problem, he gave her two warnings. he told her to go home and he even pulled a psuedo few good men line. (“you want the truth, you can’t handle the truth!” one of my all time personal favorite movie lines.) honestly i’m done trying to argue this over and over again. after that second warning there was no mixed message, common sense would say it was time to pack up and go. but lucy didn’t because she’s trying to force a friendship. a friendship that mike doesn’t want. so all in all, whether or not her intentions were good, she’s the one who placed herself right in the path of the storm. like i said, i have no sympathy for those who screw themselves.

strider December 10, 2011, 7:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #198965

I don’t think anyone in their right mind wouldn’t want to give Mike a nice square kick in the arse right now.

There’s honest, there’s brutally honest, there’s being a dick, and then there’s being a downright *******.

Not even bullies deserve this.

Xentha December 10, 2011, 7:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #198967

When you look at the big picture, not that this isn’t a great comic or anything- which it is, but it’s not real. It’s just a webcomic. People are getting really attached to the characters, though I can see why.

mrfufu December 10, 2011, 7:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #198968

@derp
i knew some of the culture, but i didn’t know all of that, lol. like i said it’s an unconfirmed theory going around the comment thread, but based on what i’ve seen it seems likely, to me at least, that she is japanese. i’m also basing the theory on if they’re an orthodox family cause i heard of some cases like that still go on over there and the old traditions even follow the family around the world especially in families that are “rich” if you will. i don’t know why but that’s what i sense and it would explain why she hasn’t rebelled worse from her parents.

strider December 10, 2011, 7:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #198969

I can only see one circumstance where Daisy and Paulo would follow Mike when he leaves the group: If Mike meets Daisy one on one and tells her of his plan (excluding the part of him being a dick to Lucy) and convinces her of leaving with him and her convincing Paulo to leave with her.

Wolf December 10, 2011, 7:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #198970

@strider: I see. I was providing examples of why she was willing to as well. Remember: People she doesn’t care about rarely even get her to talk. She was trying to strengthen a friendship and do a minor project as his partner. He wouldn’t even talk to her. Lucy isn’t the sort to get a grade without work. Easing the tension would be stupid not to attempt. Mike was okay until the call. They were fine and would have finished easily. Then Mike got a text and he suddenly treats her like crap again. Why shouldn’t she have asked why? So she thought her first friendship meant more than he says it does. How does that justify his insulting, emotionally abusive behavior? She was only trying to be a good friend and partner, but Mike is refusing to even let her try.

He’s using her to justify being a jerk. He may be the parasite for doing that. Which sucks. The nice guy thing might have been a really long-time act.

Hoheh December 10, 2011, 7:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #198972

woo.. if you’re gonna puke, Lucy, do it all over ‘im!
Mike’s really letting it all out now… If someone said that to me I would freaken tear the house apart Furious Abbey Furious Abbey

P.S. Love Lucy’s tail in the 5th panel, Taeshi! :love:

xoxo, BETH

iSpyy December 10, 2011, 7:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #198973

@hoheh,
well nice guy mike wasn’t the original concept anyways, remember others have pointed out that the early chapter of this comic were a false start. anyhow, like i said, she brought it on herself, she had the option to leave and was given a pretty spectacular clue that she should, in mike’s second warning. from my viewpoint, if you screw yourself, you shouldn’t get any sympathy. what we’re seeing is mike voicing what’s in his head, all 100% of what is in his head. so since lucy didn’t leave or drop the subject when she had the chance she put herself right in front of the storm.

@derp
well for her it was an act of rebellion, that’s what i meant. anyhow like i said till it gets confirmed it’s still a theory, but i still stand by the fact she’s being screwed by her parent’s wishes. even if she isn’t japanese, parents who raise models are also an issue because they don’t listen to the child and try to live the life they wanted through the child.

strider December 10, 2011, 7:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #198975

@derp,
he was backed into a corner, lucy couldn’t just drop the subject. his anger was also building to the point it was going to explode. if lucy couldn’t see that she was about to make mike explode in anger, then she really is thick headed. and as for the victim statement, how do you feel about the katrina “victims” who chose to stay even though they knew a friggin hurricane was heading right at them? people have the ability to avoid a catastrophic disaster, if they don’t they’re no longer the victim. therefore i extend no sympathy to them.

in other words,
those who stayed for katrina = not victims
those who were hurt in japan earthquake = victims.

(in the words of riley freeman “if i see **** coming, i move out the way. she saw **** coming, she stayed.”)

strider December 10, 2011, 8:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #198976

@strider:

ok, he gave her two warnings but you don’t undestand that she simply CAN’T let him go. she can’t pretend he never existed. she has to keep him at least as a friend, so she must accept every risk to do it.
when she insisted for him telling her what happened, she said something like “tell me because I’m meant to be your friend and I want to know why you are so upset”. if you go read those pages, you will see that mike explicitly tells her “I don’t want you to be my friend” only right before saying “I hate you”.
from there you can see that lucy didn’t realise it before, for the reasons I told you. that’s why she continued trying to do what a friend would do, that is worrying about him and trying to understand what’s wrong with him. this is confirmed by her reaction: even if it was hard for her, she tried to be nice and said that it was good for him that sandy was coming to visit (remember that sandy is her “worst nightmare”). there, mike got angry because he understood she didn’t get that the problem was her, so he told her straight out.
the point is: she didn’t realise mike hated her (I explained why in the other comments) so she tried to make him understand she is trying to change by becoming a simple (and nice) friend.

wheeew, I used a lot of time to write this as clear as possible…
let’s see how many comments you wrote meanwhile…

edit: done.

boh... December 10, 2011, 8:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #198977

Mike… you are an ***.
Screw you.
Aaaaaanyway :} Was it just me or did Sandy look waaaaay…um..chubbier?
Not to be mean! DX She just looked really weird to me.
I’m sorry D:

Michelle December 10, 2011, 8:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #198978

@boh
okay allow me to be clear on my viewpoint of this

1: mike doesn’t want to be her friend.
2: no level of outside convincing is going to change mikes mind on this, only mike can change his own mind.
3: a little bit of change doesn’t warrant instant forgiveness.
4: even if she didn’t realize mike didn’t want to be her friend the anger in mike’s tone when he said “do you really want to know?” was a pretty big hint that she should back off.
5: lucy walked herself into the bansaw, nobody pushed her into it.
6: for the last time lucy is not the victim here. she screwed herself.

in closing, you can’t control how destructive a storm is going to be once it’s started. the only thing you can do is read the warning signs and get to a safe zone.

strider December 10, 2011, 8:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #198979

if you could taeshi i would like some angry process of making babies right now
xD
(not saying youknowwhat because younger children could be here)

Ohyouknowwho December 10, 2011, 8:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #198981

@derp,
well, my viewpoint is that nothing, absolutely no material posession and/or belief system, is worth your own life, if you put your life in danger for these reasons well you are not a victim you’re an idiot and here’s your nice big darwin award. in this case, lucy should’ve been able to see that their was a storm brewing and should have left BEFORE the storm started, not after. that’s why she got screwed worse, when she tried to leave after mike had started tearing into her. all of this is because she wanted to know what was going on in mike’s head, well now she’s learning what’s going on in his head. congratulations lucy feel better now.

strider December 10, 2011, 8:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #198982

@Derp
LOL, if that last part happened i would die laughing.
And yes, that kinda does seem likely :/ although i prefer her puking all over him! XD

iSpyy December 10, 2011, 8:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #198984

Mike, I understand you don’t like Lucy. I understand that you find her clingy, abusive and over-dramatic. I understand that you obsess over Sandy, even though she knows nothing of what goes on in this town. I understand you believe that Lucy’s treated you like crap all the time you’ve known her and I understand that you believe that she’s a ****.
But it’s even MORE to dump all your angry (insert bag word that rhymes with shiiiip) all over here at the moment, because she’s trying her best to understand you. Please Mike, please, just lay off for a while? You’re breaking her.
:(

Sandra December 10, 2011, 8:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #198985

@derp,
yes, yes it was. i do always enjoy a good debate and as far as debates go this was a long one, i went through 2 and a half movies in this span of time. but you’re right, we’re just going in circles at this point, lol. see you next page.

strider December 10, 2011, 9:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #198986

I think calling Lucy a parasite is going a little too far…
I don’t think Lucy will end up friendless
Well she kind of has a few friends like:
:/ and maybe ;)
that mike wont able to take them away
and she always has XD & :)

Lara December 10, 2011, 9:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #198987

A suprise from me on the next page!
Participate if you can, I want to find out something from our commenters.

Let’s see…
The Angst Nuke will launch in the next few strips or so.
Only one character has the ability to get the launch codes and defuse this bomb.
Now, how will David accomplish this?! (Wishful thinking…)

You know what would be really funny?
If this whole scene was just Mike imagining what he would say to Lucy.
Or if this was Lucy imagining the worst case scenario?
Ha ha ha, that would be really funny.
(I am usually misinformed, so ignore me if I’m wrong.)

Never here December 10, 2011, 9:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #198988

Omg this is too much >_< Mike don’t be so blunt D:
I want to hug Lucy sooo bad in this moment… :(

Leonmaster December 10, 2011, 9:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #198989

how ****ING jaded can you get Mike?!?!?!?!! BBBBLLLLLLLLLLLRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!

Different Adam December 10, 2011, 9:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #198990

Taeshi, you’re killing me with that joke! xD

I am amazed, though, I should buy that for Christmas.

Welgaea December 10, 2011, 9:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #198991

I dont think it Lucy’s or Mike’s fault for this fight but Sandy herself. It seems like Sandy is forcing her way into Mikes mind, that Lucy is a bad influence and all that ‘fun’. Their friends are going to have to intervine in the next couple strips or chapter to forge back their bond. I don’t trust Sandy at all.

Foxkid9 December 10, 2011, 9:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #198992

Please, oh please, tell me that karma will bite Mike in the @**. Every word that comes out of his mouth makes me want to hurt him more and more.

jmb December 10, 2011, 9:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #198993

@foxkid9
please, oh please, tell me where is the evidence that proves that this is sandy’s fault? she’s just a supportive girlfriend, nothing more nothing less. if ANYONE is at fault here it IS mike and lucy.

strider December 10, 2011, 9:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #198994

Now don’t you all love the underdog? truth be told, she’s had this coming for a while…did he push a little too far? maybe, but he had to push back at some point. You can’t just go around using and abusing people and expect them to excuse your behavior.

JustSaying December 10, 2011, 9:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #198995

….Wasn’t able to edit the last post crud.


I just realized how EVERYONE in Mike’s li’l fantasy is smiling…I mean, I’d seen it but it hadn’t occurred to me how crap-faced backwards his image of his friends is…

1. Daisy has too many other people do worry about, Lucy included. Bothering with Mike will also likely cause her to lose any relative feelings, good or bad, for him. Illusion disillusioned by responsibility and kindheartedness.
2. Abbey sees Mike currently as a deterrence towards Daisy’s stability from Mike, understanding or not. Illusion was never there, nor would their fleeting friendship have been save for the connection to Daisy..
3. Paulo doesn’t like, nor bother much, with Abbey, which throws Mike’s idea out the window (he won’t speak to Daisy much, especially since Abbey came around.) Paulo also barely tolerates Mike’s behavior as of late, let alone his willingness to get over it, so there’s an unlikely chance of Paulo giving Mike the time of the day. Illusion shattered and scattered on the wind, like Mike’s standards of friendship.
4. David doesn’t give half a crap about friends, he’s almost everyone’s friend. Given how this will turn out, though, I doubt he’d be air-headed enough to keep bothering with Mike. Illusion found a smarter person to fool, for good reason.

Overall, my first comment on Wednesday was correct, they are both short-sighted, but the shallowness of Mike’s bearings and judgement have outweighed Lucy’s in at least three categories. He seems to have a problem with any decision concerning individual action (see his first attempt to kiss Lucy) and colors the situation to fit the sky in his own bloated little world. However, this does not say in the slightest that Lucy has no responsibility for any of this, just that they used each other as a crutch, and Mike is snatching away without giving Lucy a chance to get used to standing on her own.



Ok, if anyone feels this was spoilerific, please disregard what you’ve read. Otherwise, please try to reserve final judgement of either character until they’ve made the pass for this chapter.

Welgaea December 10, 2011, 9:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #198996

@Foxkid9
As much as most do not want to believe, Mike and Lucy are the ones truly at fault. Not just one of them, both; they both contributed to the decline in their relationship with their faults. Its safe to say Sandy may have in a way, influenced Mike’s portrayal of Lucy, but it was not on purpose, she never actually attempted to control Mike. She is just a really caring girlfriend and put her thoughts of Lucy, and Lucy & Mike’s relationship in the air. Of course when you love someone you’re not gonna sit there and allow them to be abused, at least she didn’t say something like “shes worthless scum” or “stop being friends with her”, she collected her thoughts and said she doesn’t think she likes her. That’s harmless if you ask me.
Of course, Its not like I have hard facts, no one does but Taeshi, this is just my educated guess on what is happening. Sandy’s TRUE motives may be different from what I described, and for all we know, so could Mike’s. I’ve been with this comic long enough to know Taeshi doesn’t walk on the straight line, shes one to keep you on the edge of your seat guessing what will come next. Hell, maybe you are partially right about Sandy, but I’m pretty sure Mike and Lucy both have done enough to wrong to be held accountable for the damage done in their relationship, present and past.
If I came off to be a bit rude, i apologize :)
*Yeesh, i wrote alot…* :/

Sandvich December 10, 2011, 10:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #198997

I don’t want to seem negative toward Mike - because throughout the entire story I’ve really loved all of the characters, despite what they do/don’t do depending on the situation - but I really hope that he announces that he’s leaving the table/does whatever he will do to let everyone know he’s leaving, and no one follows him. Because despite what he’s saying, everyone he’s including in this /does/ have ties to Lucy:
- Daisy appears to genuinely care about her, and I don’t see Daisy as being one of those people who’s shallow enough to totally overlook the way Lucy will no doubt be acting/looking when Mike does his thing and just follow him blindly like he seems to think she will.
- Paulo, although he may not /love/ Lucy in the total romantic sense, definitely cares more about her than just as a ‘rebound’, probably in a sisterly way at least, although where his emotions lie is a little shaky depending on how you look at it: friend and potential love interest move all over the place.
- David cares about Lucy too, even if he is a bit of a dunderhead. I doubt that he would just /leave/ her if he saw that she was hurting - and if he was the only one to see her like that, then no doubt it would get back to Paulo, who would probably tell Daisy because they are close.
- Abby is a little bit like the experimental variable in this - I don’t really know how he regards Lucy beyond the fact that he eats at the same table with her, and although I doubt he thinks the way she’s been treating Mike is in any way okay, he’s probably seen her change over time into someone who’s at least /trying/ to be a better person. I think he’s too morally good to just follow Mike without asking why, and then I kinda doubt anything Mike could say would justify leaving Lucy friendless in Abby’s eyes.

Mike is also forgetting Susan and Tess - both of whom have seen Lucy undergo some of the steps toward being a better individual. I think Susan is levelheaded enough to look at the situation and realize that leaving Lucy friendless, to no doubt wallow in her own guilt and self-hate, would not be the best course of action, and might result in some dramatic move on Lucy’s part that might put her life in danger. Tess is mature enough, and has been through a situation that is similar enough, to give Lucy support even if everyone else turns away from her.

Also, I agree with most everything Welgaea has pointed out - I say most everything because I haven’t gone back and read up on the stuff that they are including in their analysis of the situation, but I trust their stuff.

On the whole Sandy thing, we have to remember that she’s only had Mike’s descriptions of Lucy’s actions - and the ones he’s told her about have all been based on ‘Lucy being violent’. She hasn’t been there to see their interactions, or view Lucy not being abusive. From what I understand (as a third-party reader who stepped in what appears to be years ago, gosh I’m old) Sandy views Lucy as something of a thug - but then again, who wouldn’t when the only news you ever hear about a person is that they’ve been inflicting injuries on the person you care about?

Sorry for the novel-length comment by the way - I didn’t realize it was so long ;>.>

Thepti December 10, 2011, 10:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #198998

wow… Mike has become super delusional. He totally missed how Lucy has begun to connect with the rest of her friend group. Daisy will be more or less neutral. She’s mostly over Mike and just because he dropped Lucy like a pile of s**t, doesn’t mean that Daisy will happily join. She and Lucy are too much in the same boat, their best friend leaving them because they found a love like.

Lucy developed a strong relationship with Paulo too. It might be a bit damaged by now, but he’s there. As for everyone else? I’ve been seeing more of Lucy involved in the friend activities than I’ve seen Mike.

This is a point where I can’t help bu say something because that cat is blind right now. :/
Didn’t even notice that she changed… Which she didn’t have to do for his sorry lovesick butt… Even if it WAS good for her character development. The principle of the matter. X

sariana89 December 10, 2011, 11:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #199000

So much TL;DR in the comments D:

Turtles December 10, 2011, 11:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #199002

It is Amaya’s birthday tomorrow! =D

bob December 10, 2011, 11:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #199003

All of this that everybody said means that we all love the comic so much and we hope it will go on forever, or atleast a few more years

seenitall December 10, 2011, 11:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #199005

Lucy? Kill him. Furious Abbey Mad Lucy As much as I agree they are both at fault here he’s really crossed the line this time. As if she wasn’t hurting enough? I realize their relationship has been a bit of a tough road for Mike but, whenever he needed someone Lucy was always there. Always. When he almost drowned, when Sandy left in grade three(?), when those thugs tried to hurt him Lucy was there to help him. Even after everything she apologized and tried to make things right but now when she needs him most he’s the one hurting her. And notice they were getting along fine until Sandy texted him? Really Micheal? I honestly think you’ve outdone yourself this time I gotta hand it to you Mike, you really put her in her place :/ Congradulations on turning into the biggest ******* in the comic. What will you do next?

Izzybelle December 10, 2011, 11:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #199006

I can honestly say that Mike is being a jerk. Lucy never tried to cross the F*****g line. She never used Mike as her tool. She needed someone and now her world is falling apart.I’m livid. >0

meinpain December 11, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #199007

TL;DR!!! TL;DR!!! ABORT!!! ABORT!!!1!

…and then Mike and Lucy have angry sex out of view because they don’t know how else to extract themselves from the situation.

ObsidianSnow December 11, 2011, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #199008

Michael, YOU HEARTLESS, LYING, BRAINLESS, BACKSTABBING SACK OF ****!!!!

Sarge December 11, 2011, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #199009

You’ve done a very good job at creating characters people care about. Even as much as people are hating on Mike, I feel like it wouldn’t be so intense if they expected better of him. It’s a very difficult situation, since neither of our characters here are truly “in the right” or “in the wrong.” It’s rather painful to see them fight like this. I was hoping they’d make up, the way this was headed…
Also, wow. You’ve managed to generate over 1000 comments on this page. well done.

Vetch December 11, 2011, 12:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #199010

taesh. I’m bored -_-” mike has been an *** for long enough for me to become apathetic. Justify his rage already… or move on from this… ‘cause these pages aren’t surprising anymore… just beating a dead horse… on that note, can mike be shot? That’d be cool :)

Sethorien December 11, 2011, 1:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #199012

@ Sethorien, Agreed

I find all this depressing Mike BS kinda turning me away, I hope we get a subject change soon.

Sab December 11, 2011, 1:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #199013

sorry to do this, but comment #1001! woot.

I really feel alot of the comments made by everyone here. and this is the first itme im commenting. so, yeah. great stuf f, Taeshi!

Nobbidy December 11, 2011, 1:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #199014

I want Daisy to slap him it would be such an in your face to him if she the only one that does that to him

xhallow December 11, 2011, 1:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #199015

I have been thinking about this for awhile now, but in truth, Mike never before flat out and said that he was not her “friend and did not like her nor wanted to be around her. he did say before that he was not her babysitter anymore and avoided her. but he never said those words. hmmm.

Nobbidy December 11, 2011, 1:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #199016

ok, what if Sandy is being forced to make Mike like this? I’ve been waiting for those thugs to get back at them since they said they were! But they’ve been waiting and learning, learned about Sandy and she doesn’t live that far! And with this the thugs will are making things get all messed up so they can get revenge. The people they hated the most was Lucy and Mike, since they kicked the thugs’ butts.

Just a thought, something different from the just all knowing of hating Mike

reader December 11, 2011, 1:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #199017

..So Mike is a Grade S douche canoe (to put it lightly, of course). The crap he just pulled is downright malicious and, well, evil.nnSide note: Over 1000 comments on just a page? Kudos, Taeshi. You’re doing it right.

Nadabear December 11, 2011, 1:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #199018

Oh, ****, she’s gonna puke all over the carpet.

Also.

Mike, I understand how angry you would be, and how you would want to express this to Lucy, but…
Now, you’re just torturing her out of spite. Come on, man.

Sam December 11, 2011, 1:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #199019

@Sam I agree, it is torture.

ArkaniusXII December 11, 2011, 2:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #199020

Mike. I want to have your babies.

Smash Genesis December 11, 2011, 2:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #199021

Huh… Mike’s not one for chronology is he? Yeah, Daisy is his friend, but she’d pick Lucy over him now, I mean, anyone else remember when Mike gave Daisy the “I can never love you” speech last Christmas?

…huh, you’re just a walking “why you suck” speech machine, ain’t you Mike? Kick any puppies lately?

CopicRXXIX December 11, 2011, 3:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #199022

You know what? **** Mike. **** Sandy. **** everyone against Lucy. Shattering the relationship was one thing. But becoming a Satanic son of a BITCH is going too far! Nothing matters anymore, does it Taeshi? Life’s just a bag of rocks from here on out. Lucy is not a parasite. Nor is she a bully. She’s bipolar which means they don’t know how to express their feelings correctly. I think we’ve lost “Mike” entirely. All we see left now is a ****ing spawn of Satan sent here with the soul purpose to hurt and tear apart Lucy from the inside. Please Taeshi, nobody wants this to go on any longer. End it now while it’s still bearable to watch!

Roxas December 11, 2011, 3:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #199023

AHHHHhhhhhh

BTW im Sighing

SANDY IS NOW ON MY HATE LIST

MIKE YOU BITCHSLAP SANDY RIGHT NOW

ZERO December 11, 2011, 3:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #199024

I love all the overemotional morons in the comments section.
Years this poor kid has put up with Lucy’s ****, and he’s finally derailing her ongoing trainwreck of a life.
It’s not just a good thing, it’s -about ****ing time-.

I like where this is going. Might even keep me reading, despite how I was getting so bored of this crap.

Knight December 11, 2011, 4:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #199025

i respect this comic so much for the fact that it isn’t a light-hearted love story. Honestly i would not even have thought of reading it if it was, this story depicts the lives of regular people who have problems with almost everything, just like everyone else does in their everyday lives. That doesn’t mean that i don’t get angry at every single twist in the plot, but i recognize that this is as close to a real life drama that you are ever going to get. Frankly i would be royally ****** if this story went back to being deceivingly fluffy as it was in the beginning. This story makes me laugh, cry, scream at the top of my lungs, want to punch a wall, and even kill the characters but that is what makes me love this story so much. It makes me think of these characters as real people, and no matter how i WANT things to turn out for specific characters i know that won’t happen cause the author already has a destiny for her characters. Another reason why i love this story, even if you want something to turn out one way in your life it is out of your hands and it can get you ****** as hell. I bow to any other person who would be able to make this story as good as it is as Taeshi writes/draws it, looks like i am only going to bow down to Taeshi.
Your comic is beautiful and inspirational, i would do anything the be half of the writer as you are. Thank you for giving the world a story that isn’t fake (: , Forever a reader

Uncompatable December 11, 2011, 4:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #199026

Mike’s being too self righteous and arrogant right now. Didn’t he say how he was just being nice to her so the others wouldn’t get mad? You think they’d up and abandon a friend, ? I don’t think so. Even with all the stuff Tess had to go through, they stood next to her and defended her. Despite Paulo being in a relationship, he still cares about Lucy. I don’t think any of them would follow Mike just because he decided to leave the table. :/

Zensae December 11, 2011, 5:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #199027

Hey!! Mike, you are just a jerk. What about Sandy?
Why don’t you call her a parasite? She’s just a stupid girl who
you would always follow like some weird stalker!!!!!!!!

Anonymousx101 December 11, 2011, 5:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #199029

Like a lot of people are saying, Mike is going overboard without the HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE :( and btw HOLY MOTHER F**K LUCY FIGURINES BY THE MILLIONS!!!!
:love:

IDog December 11, 2011, 6:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #199030

OH and by the way again :P MERRY CHRISTMAS TAESHI (oh yeah and all these other kooks leaving comments)
LOL

IDog December 11, 2011, 6:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #199033

You know I just realized something did he just call Paulo a dumb rebound?

Flicker December 11, 2011, 7:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #199034

@ strider (I couldn’t answer to you before because I had to go to sleep. it was very late, over here):

I agree on all your points apart for this one:

“4: even if she didn’t realize mike didn’t want to be her friend the anger in mike’s tone when he said “do you really want to know?” was a pretty big hint that she should back off.”

do you remember when tess kidnapped mike and lucy to force them explaining why they didn’t want to go to acapulco? well, lucy was very angry after that and hurt her (even if it was put comically), but at the end tess did the right thing.
sometimes people don’t want to say that they have a problem. those who really care about them insist to know what’s up.
lucy’s intentions were good because, as we know, she didn’t understand that the problem was her. she was worried as a friend, as she said.
you make comparisons with natural calamities, so I’ll make another comparison.
for me, lucy was like someone that was trying to fix a machinery that, some time before, begun making a noise, but she got some hints that made her think it was nothing serious. one day, the noise became louder and she wasn’t able to imagine that it was caused by something dangerous that should have not been touched. she thought she could fix it, so she continued investigating the source of the noise until, loosing a screw, the machinery exploded.
what I’m saying is that the signs were not clear enough to make her undestand it was better for her to desist (because she was the problem). she thought mike’s problem was something else and she acted as a true friend, trying to help even if he didn’t want it. if the problem actually was something else, she would have done the right thing.

boh... December 11, 2011, 9:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #199035

(I ran out of the editing time)

ah yes and I agree with Derp. there’s people that give more importance to objects than to their life but it’s not that easy to change idea. it’s easy to say they are dumb when you are not like them.
oh and, for lucy, mike’s friendship is not like an object that can be abandoned in a storm.

boh... December 11, 2011, 9:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #199036

He plans his own blush…jerk

ryuk0 December 11, 2011, 9:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #199038

lol, this is the moment where lucy starts going back to carter like in chapter 49 :P

Edit: OMG over 1000 comments ppl. TIS A NEW RECORD

yay December 11, 2011, 10:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #199039

Over 1000 comments? :O

“It-it-it’s a new record!” -‘Sonic Rush’ Announcer :D

A Visitor December 11, 2011, 10:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #199040

Well said, Boh.

Skygaze December 11, 2011, 10:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #199041

watch as the only reason why sandy is coming over is to break up with him. after the way he’s been acting, that would be hilarious. >:C

poor lucy. <;C

holly December 11, 2011, 10:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #199042

What mile doesn’t know is that Paulo really does love Lucy.
I guess mike went a little bit arrogant when he said the group will follow him, while of they did (like he said) it will be because they all followed daisy.
You know mike will be surprised when he sees who picks who.

Poor Lucy all her negativity and her issues made her lose her best pal :(

Solly December 11, 2011, 11:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #199043

Mike stop thinking that the gang is as jerky as you. how could he say lucy is a parasite? remember when he was drowning and she jumped in even though she couldnt swim? remember when he was drunk and evryone was getting beat up by thugs and lucy fought like crazy for everyone? how… how could you do this…?

yes lucy couldve been less brutal. but she honestly loved evryone! :(

im very sorry about this obvious meltdown im having….

DD December 11, 2011, 11:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #199044

@Solly i totally agree with you!

DD December 11, 2011, 11:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #199045

Furious Abbey Mike YOUR INSANE! and it’s coming from somebody like me, who is insane. I mean everybody knows that Daisy cares about her poor friend Lucy, so Daisy would stay with LUCY and so would Paulo. That means Lucy was right, if you left, they’d stay behind to comfort Lucy. You’d be surprised that I bet MORE people would be around to help Lucy once you left.

Gensis Greene December 11, 2011, 11:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #199047

So,so Depressing..And 9 more pages, :question:

Nicholas December 11, 2011, 11:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #199048

MIKE U DUMB*** JERK QUIT BREAKING LUCY’S HEART EVEN IF IT NOT 2.00AM! Also im hoping she will go 2 the cat in the green and purple?…sweater guy i forgot his name but he much better than mike and alot smexy-er! :love: :-*


P.S if you know who the sweater cat is plzs tell me!

ima weird December 11, 2011, 11:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #199049

Sandy deciding Lucy is a bad person based on the lists of Mike’s injuries? Forgivable
Mike deciding not to be Lucy’s friend because he is sick of the abuse? Totally understandable
Mike pointing out that some of their friends may in fact follow him should he leave? Justified.

THIS?! This hate spewing, needlessly cruel, emotional torture?! Unforgivable! You do not speak for the group. When you do, you anger more people than just the one you are trying to hurt.

yaoiqueen December 11, 2011, 11:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #199050

@Derp
Finally snapped eh?
Just wait for tomorrow.

PS. How many times must this place warn me?!

Never here December 11, 2011, 12:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #199051

If he really think like that, he’s the one that will be left alone… everybody will think he’s a jerk for doing that to Lucy, and if WTF Mike, why call her a parasite?? Paulo and the others still care about her you idiot >.

Camilla December 11, 2011, 12:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #199052

Damn Mike, this just went from an honest confession to an emotional slaughterhouse. Get off your period bro,

Your Mom December 11, 2011, 12:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #199053

Friendships dissolve and mistakes cannot be undone. Sometimes the only thing left to do is hurt.

Nona December 11, 2011, 12:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #199054

XD the comic is great but the comments are hilarious! Love the comic its so full of sweet sweet drama candy.

trollio December 11, 2011, 1:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #199055

HARF IT. DO IT IN HIS FAAAACE.

I feel sad for Lucy. If she doesn’t barf she’ll slug ‘im.

Danny December 11, 2011, 1:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #199056

The comments ARE hilarious. People get a little emotionally attached to characters, I suppose. It’s hard not to be.
I really used to like Mike and Lucy (even MikexLucy). Neither of them seem too likable anymore. I just want them to stop being mutually destructive to one another

Naraka December 11, 2011, 1:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #199057

I’ve never really liked Mike. I find him whiny and bitchy. Not that Lucy is perfect, but this is just a little harsh. She doesn’t deserve this.

Thatonegirl December 11, 2011, 2:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #199059

Heh, even if Paulo doesn’t love Lucy, he still likes Lucy better than Mike.

Anon #something December 11, 2011, 3:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #199061

attention commenters the comic will not update until all 1053 of you buy figurines

if you commented more than once you must buy more than one figurine

SuitCase December 11, 2011, 4:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #199062

@Suitcase: Doesn’t that mean you have to buy one too because you commented? I don’t think you fully thought that one out. :P Though I guess that wouldn’t really apply if you already bought one or were already going to buy one.

Moogle December 11, 2011, 4:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #199064

@Suitcase: Ok note the 1053 on my account. I will pay them the 30th february ;)

Volgrand December 11, 2011, 4:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #199065

Hey … thats a mean threat, suit-case, please don’t do that.

I mean, hey, I’ll have to wait for the update until I robbed something big and buyed all the Lucys, thats definitly more than half an hour.

Blub December 11, 2011, 5:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #199066

I’d gladly buy the Figurine of Rave- I mean Lucy if I could buy through iDeal.

Waldo December 11, 2011, 5:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #199067

i used to like mike but now i just hate his guts i mean Lucy can be a bitch but mike doesn’t need to treat her like this

Ricky December 11, 2011, 5:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #199068

Dick move Mike.
Dick. Move.
I mean seriously, could he BE more harsh?

crowfether December 11, 2011, 5:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #199069

UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE. Furious Abbey

Lion December 11, 2011, 5:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #199070

wow look at that skygaze *** talkin to gray cat like its a real person
wat a ******

looool December 11, 2011, 5:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #199071

how much time has yet to pass before they put the next page? I’m asking just because I don’t know when it happens in my time zone.

boh... December 11, 2011, 5:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #199072

@ looool:

ehm, if you are referring to his last comment, I think it was directed to me…

boh... December 11, 2011, 6:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #199073

Mike. You are the one being a parasite at the moment. Mad Lucy

Artii December 11, 2011, 6:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #199075

Mike needs to F*** OFF ,he’s gets on my nerves now, i wish he could die. Furious Abbey Mad Lucy

breauna December 11, 2011, 6:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #199076

Veronica! Update the character cast page!

I’m not saying that based on the current situation in the comic, but I wanted to see your new art style in it. :p

Sally December 11, 2011, 7:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #199077

I will buy the figurine after Christmas break.
Btw love the new buttons Taeshi keep it up

Lily December 11, 2011, 7:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #199078

Im not sure what I enjoy more. This page or the comments that followed after xD <3

Jazzie December 11, 2011, 7:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #199079

it’s sad and angering that he’s right, although, i dont thing daisy would leave lucy alone

EmmaBemmaNem December 11, 2011, 7:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #199080

“Me alone? not likely” he has no idea that they wont follow him, they dont like him, Daisy knows he is a lost cause and is more best friends with Lucy then him Paulo cares so much about Lucy that he wouldnt abondon her
and Abbey we knew from the start he cares
I think Mike is delusional. Every time we have seen him with Lucy he has been .Happy. If it wearnt for Lucy’s help he wouldnt have gotten to contact Sandy with out her he would have never thought to call.
I also think he is fighting fate if he a Sandy were ment to be together then fate wouldnt have torn them apart. simple as that though Sandy just dosent listen to everything and just a few pages ago he and Lucy were having fun playing games

SmokeSkid December 11, 2011, 7:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #199081

At first I found it odd that the simple act of sitting somewhere else has such a profound effect on kids of that age. But the longer I think about, the more sense it makes. And I know it made sense to me back then, so why shouldn’t it now?

Kahzy December 11, 2011, 7:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #199082

HAHAHAHAHAHA XD ……oh wait, he’s serious? :question: what a loser :/

Shpiersh December 11, 2011, 7:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #199083

Mike,you really shouldn`t say that.


Daisy will not follow you because she got over you.Abbey follows her.Paulo really cares about Lucy,thus Jasmine will support.David will follow too.

*******.Go die in a hole.

BitterSweetCandyBowl December 11, 2011, 7:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #199084

Sue will follow wih Ma-cain,Tess,then Augustus….and everybody else.

BitterSweetCandyBowl December 11, 2011, 7:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #199085

wow. that’s rude to tell a lady mike > :(
wait till sandy finds out about this

can’t wait to see lucy’s reaction

skcat December 11, 2011, 7:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #199086

Well this is unexpected. Oh, Mike’s logic misses the mark at Daisy.
The funny thing here is that the physical abuse is played for laughs early on , and now it’s serious. So those really were Megaton Punches? But it still works. It’s still believable - actually a very worthwhile trick to pull.

StraightFace December 11, 2011, 8:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #199087

I told you we should have some “words” with Mike.

joefox December 11, 2011, 8:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #199088

Silly Mike! Paulo definitely won’t leave Lucy. And Daisy has Abbey now. I think Mike has been somewhat oblivious to what has been happening in his friends’ lives as of late.

MissListless December 11, 2011, 8:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #199090

Someone is gonna do nasty things to that little figurine of Lucy

Anonymous December 11, 2011, 8:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #199091

Im waiting for when mike leaves and no one follows him. then the tables will be turnedd!

wolfy December 11, 2011, 8:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #199092

I really want Mike to learn a lesson by nobody following him..

Yolami December 11, 2011, 9:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #199093

(Vulcan voice) Mike has a flaw in his logic, someone will ask why Mike has left the table or why Lucy is so sad. Then something will happen and they might move back to (if they haven’t already left) Lucy’s table (end Vulcan voice).
Why Mike, WHY? ._.

On another note, i predict that a few months from now, all of the commenting in this chapter will be forgotten in time XD

Blazekitty December 11, 2011, 9:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #199094

Telling someone off because they’re being cruel to you
————————————————————————————————— (line of ok-ness)
Telling someone off in a fashion that’s likely to do some emotional damage






Regulating someone to ‘parasite’ status as you slowly destroy whatever concept of friendship they had, and at the same time destroying their confidence in other friendships.

(I think we can all guess were Mike is at the moment. Ah, high school drama! Such heady days of years gone by!)

Infinite_array December 11, 2011, 9:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #199095

That is really cruel for mike to go this far… Lucy doesn’t seem to be in good health at the moment now O.o

Vlad December 11, 2011, 9:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #199097

I used to be a mike fan until I took an arrow to the knee

James December 11, 2011, 9:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #199098

Mike is stupid a little xD but thats how this comic is supposed to be :D which makes it aspecial for the audience

Kariz December 11, 2011, 9:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #199099

Unfortunately…

I agree with Mike here. Parasite may be pushing it a bit far but; Lucy is definetly not cut out for society. She needs to see someone about her issues. Girl is messed up in the head.

Although I still say that Sandy is the bad guy in all this and has been trying to drive a wedge between all of them.

AflacMan13 December 11, 2011, 9:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #199100

And now Mike might possibly be one of the most hated characters of BCB…

Lion December 11, 2011, 9:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #199101

Even if Mike has a point, he’s being a terrible person/friend. If he was a true friend, he would of done everything he could to help Lucy improve, not worsen. I’m starting to understand why Lucy hangs with Augustus. ):

Anonymus December 11, 2011, 9:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #199102

I have five words for Mike: You reap what you sow.

Matt December 11, 2011, 10:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #199103

lol he truely believes that paulo would follow daisy? wow he is screwed up and daisy doesnt exactly follow mike so yea XD hes definatly bullshitting now

Owen December 11, 2011, 10:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #199104

I’m a new comer to this comic, and I havn’t finished reading through all the old stuff yet. But from an outside perspective, it seems that this Lucy girl really had this coming. so I look forward to seeing what happens because of this, and where it goes in the future.

Steel Wings December 11, 2011, 10:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #199105

I have never experienced a very real desire to stab a comic character before. I must say, Mike has brought me to new levels of abject hatred. Lucy as a character has a lot of problems and mental inconsistencies, anyone can see this. Her issues aside, however, this does not make her a terrible person. The fact that she has been willing to attempt change shows the potential for redemption, and she is a character that can be related to. She does not deserve this sort of treatment, especially from a character that until now has been widely liked. And indeed, I DID enjoy Mike’s character, despite the fact that I am only a casual reader.

Up until now.

This roundabout personality change and “dramatic” turn of events is not only ridiculous, its needlessly and intentionally cruel. This is the sort of treatment you expect out of a villain, not someone whom you want your readers to sympathise with. I certainly don’t. I do not know what the intention of the author is in this particular moment of complete ********, but I hope it was to make Mike into the single most hated character in the comic. Mission successful.

Well, actually. I sort of hate Sandy quite a bit as well. She sounds like she’s playing the pity card and hasn’t matured much past the age of ten. I really hope she’s intentionally creating tension, therefore salvaging something of this story arc.

Syei December 11, 2011, 10:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #199107

@Syel: For a number of us who have thought about the story, Mike is actually doing quite a good job being a villain lately. He’s putting far too much into it to be forgiven for nothing. Flashback or no, he’s effectively punishing Lucy for trying to be the better person he’s letting her have it for not being. Dramatic irony and all that. In this situation, he is doing wrong. He’s only trying to hurt her and wreck the little self-confidence she does have. It’s sad, but he may not be as likable as he was these days. Characterization marches on. It’s a trope.

@comic: Uh oh. Monday may continue to go poorly. Hope this doesn’t all lead to him being dumped. I…am not good…at not rubbing it in faces. In other words, his tears will be making me laugh if that occurs. Not trying to be a jerk. I just enjoy punished ones.

Hoheh December 11, 2011, 11:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #199108

I give props to Taeshi. As much as I hate what’s happening in the story right now, I do care about these characters and keep reading.

Jyrico December 11, 2011, 11:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #199109

Ya mike………..thats totaly how i c it going down. Totaly. Ya…………keep dreaming. When did mike become the bad guy. In the begining he was the nicest guy now he’s just saying every single mean thing he can. Daisy is the key. She is the group wither she knows it or not. But she will be neutral and so will paulo abby sue everyone. Paulo maby will be nice to mike after he bitches him out. The group is going to be neutral i don’t c them following mike at all.

JustSomeCritic December 11, 2011, 11:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #199111

DDDDDDDDDDDDAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!! !!!!!!!

oMg!WtF! December 11, 2011, 11:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #199112

I’ve got an interesting question.

Where is Mike’s mom and or brothers/sisters?
I mean it seems like he’s was yelling, she knows that Lucy is over, why hasn’t anyone tried to step in?

I mean yes they may be living in a two floor building but I’m betting someone would of herd what he was saying?

@Strider
I know you’ve probably stopped reading the comments but…

No problem, I was once in Mike’s shoes before it’s not a fun place to be.
Though it never is when you’ve gotten ‘use’ to abuse and think it’s not only ok but that you have to defend your abuser.

Mike was suffering from Stockholm Syndrome(Or what seemed like it), however Sandy did help him start to realize that what’s going on wasn’t right.

This is what Stockholm Syndrome is.
“In psychology, Stockholm Syndrome is an apparently paradoxical psychological phenomenon where therehostages express empathy and have positive feelings towards their captors, sometimes to the point of defending them. These feelings are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims, who essentially mistake a lack of abuse from their captors for an act of kindness.”

IF you need proof look at the phone calls from Sandy, he was openly defending Lucy when he.
1. Had a hurt knee that Lucy caused.
2. The missed slap that would of hit him in the face.
3. Had a bloody nose.
All times he told her that it was not only alright but that Lucy was a good person.

Dchan December 11, 2011, 11:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #199113

That was somewhat unexpected. Generated a lot of rage too it seems, looking at the number of comments.

People get really obsessed with this stuff huh.

In any case, Lucy’ll be fine though, right Mike? She has FFC to look after her LOL.

AOJ - DeciA December 11, 2011, 11:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #199321

So all the Mike fans and the Lucy fans are like beating the **** out of each other and the other fans are picking sides. But now I am on no ones side. Now I jut think, Mike’s a ***, Lucy’s a ***, Sandy’s a *** and even Paulo’s a ***. So basically everyone is a ***.

Akira December 12, 2011, 3:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #199391

I just have to comment again on one thing… Augustus. Why is everyone mentioning him? All I’ve gotten from the guy is that he’s just one of those kinda… There characters. I find it funny how people think he’s some oh so important guy. Maybe he will be, but I dout it, and if he is, well I’ll just be disapointed in the writing. He’s such a 2 dementional character, in both the looks and personality, he shouldn’t be given much spot light.

Blue December 12, 2011, 5:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #199470

@ Dchan,
If anybody doesn’t know what Stockholm syndrome is, they can look it up online. Besides, if you watch any secular crime drama, you’re bound to find out eventually.

Oh, and don’t be coughing up any fur balls Lucy, I see you in the last panel.

Amazing Lagann December 12, 2011, 11:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #199557

@Guest I’m sorry, but every time I read your comment I feel like changing Mike’s name to “Mr. Grinch” XD The song just automatically pops into my head. With Xmas coming soon (both irl and in the comic) doesn’t help either.

Though the way Mike’s been acting, he could probably pass for him. I mean, these lowblows seem to be out of sheer spite.

Qsandas December 12, 2011, 6:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #199642

@ Strider

I got interested in the argument you and Derp had, it was most interesting, though somehow in my opinion the way you expressed yourself kinda made me feel you are a bit close minded and a bit too generalistic and rigid on your ideas (to the opposite of them being flexible). That’s just my opinion, no offense intended, the only way to know if this is true is to check yourself on your own as I cannot know more facts about yourself than yourself.
In regards to the disscussion I would suggest you put a thought on 2 things, one being the possibility of people who are idiots in your point of view to ALSO be victims, and not just idiots and not victims. And 2, regarding your “6: for the last time lucy is not the victim here. she screwed herself.” statement, wouldn’t it be possible to say that she was a “victim” of her own actions? She reap what she sow, that’s in a big sense factual, but isn’t she still a victim of it? Making her a victim of her own self?

Luio December 13, 2011, 1:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #199718

Mike, my dear friend:
SHUT
THE HELL
UP
thank you very much ;D

Shangy December 13, 2011, 5:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #199762

@Akira
ladies and gentlemen, i think we have just found this comic’s smartest reader.

Bro-man December 13, 2011, 10:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #200228

Hah, i honestly doubt they would when they found out you yelled at Lucy and told her that stuff.

Kristy December 14, 2011, 3:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #201105

@Kite
Or, to quote Ramona Flowers from the Scott Pilgrim book series:
“Great. You tricked me into thinking you were a decent guy. But you’re just another evil ex-boyfriend waiting to happen, aren’t you?”
XD

Trev The Hedgehog December 17, 2011, 9:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #201146

I’m actually kind of surprised Mike believes that.
I mean, his idea that everyone aside from Daisy would leave her makes sense, mainly because no one in that group is really good friends with Lucy (aside from Paulo, but I guess Mike wouldn’t know the bond they have), but Daisy wouldn’t do that. She may be a bit jealous of Lucy, but she wouldn’t abandon her because Mike is mad. And if she doesn’t go, that kind of ruins his plan.
Mike’s just kind of being an idiot.

Emasaur December 18, 2011, 4:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #202661

I think Mike might be in for a surprise if he actually put his cranky plan to the test.

noisyparker December 24, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #203581

D:I swear it’s like Mike wants her to kill her self seriously.

SoulTH December 29, 2011, 11:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #203890

Okay, first off, Paulo would never leave Lucy instead of Mike. Tess and Sue would stay with Lucy because they are all good friends (better friends with Lucy than Mike). Daisy has Abbey and Mike is delusional if he still thinks she’s obsessed with him, so I’m going to side with Abbey’s rational side and say he would think Mike stupid for leaving and stay with Lucy.

Mike, you need to reassess how much some of your friends “love” you

New Girl December 30, 2011, 10:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #205357

Yeah judging by the way things are going… I think this story is going to end with a depressing Shakespeare ending…

Bob the pwnage guy January 10, 2012, 7:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #205550

jeez he’s being so mean :c

AwkwardMarshmellow January 12, 2012, 11:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #206901

Ouch…
at least he didn’t call her some worst but that is really offensive

SGRTC January 28, 2012, 8:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #207489

If Sandy or any of his other friends were in that room, they’d say otherwise
After saying this, I’m kinda betting he’s trying to shove Lucy away like he had previously but make it permanent since he knows he’ll see Sandy
He’s a parasite using Lucy as a “replacement” for Sandy being there and she was a “parasite” to him just because she wanted a best friend? If that’s the case, Daisy must be a parasite too and so was Tess for trying to latch on someone or some people for friendship.
He isn’t justified within his statements here and is going beyond them to outright hurt her. She apologized and tried to make things better when she realized she was going to lose Mike, but Mike immediately started pulling away when he was aware of Lucy’s feelings. That’s immediately WHEN it started so I’m assuming because of her feelings, he’s more afraid of becoming too attached and is trying to find reasoning why he shouldn’t, which is where Sandy comes in. Sandy isn’t too much aware of their friendship but upon hearing only the bad, she gives Mike a reason to try and get rid of her aside from the obvious reason that he doesn’t want Lucy to feel anything for him because he’s afraid of returning those feelings when he has Sandy in his palm.
Mike pretty much sickens me at this point and there’s probably going to be a chapter when Sandy possibly dumps him and he tries to go back to Lucy and Lucy accepts him back again or doesn’t take his ****.

This could go a few ways from how it ended:
Lucy tries to kill herself
Lucy goes and confides in Augustus, which was pretty much the plan all along
Lucy, afraid of losing everyone, isolates herself
or she might grow a little hatred for Mike despite loving him

Mightyena February 2, 2012, 7:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #207568

I’ve been on the fence about Mike for awhile I really liked him at the start of the comic but as soon as he got back together with Sandy he changed and not for the better. I’ve always thought until this point he’d realized what jerk he’s been being or just finally let Lucy down easy. He instead did the worst thing possible, He knows how Lucy hates being alone and saying that all her friends would leave with him was the worst possible thing he could do. I hope Lucy sabotages his meeting with Daisy, when he leaves the table no one comes with him and he gets set on fire. Okay not the last one but he really deserves the first two.

Lucyfan February 3, 2012, 2:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #207975

i dont know why but that big plan of his? i dont think it’ll play as he is imagining it. he might even burn himself with everything :unsure:

Drezzden February 5, 2012, 5:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #208095

and i always saw mike as the good guy :/

Blacki February 6, 2012, 6:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #209369

Screw mike >:) mike needs to shut his big fat
mouth

Silverhog February 15, 2012, 8:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #212050

Author, this hurts so much…

tk March 16, 2012, 3:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #212051

Tis isn’t going to work like he thinks. All this time people have been telling Lucy mike isn’t the only one who cares for her. She has loads of people.

Paolo loves her. He’ll be there for her. Daisy has issues with sandy, let alone the issues with mike. She’ll support Lucy. All the girls are friendly with Lucy, we saw them bond at the party.

No one will be the for mike. Even without them finding out about this.

tk March 16, 2012, 3:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #212890

Hey mike you just screwd yourself because here is my prediction k we enter when lucy reaches home and is crying yashya conffused ask what wrongs and lucy still sad confesses and tells yashya the whole thing the happends. So he calls up lily blur and the other animal i forgot his name and its time for school the whole little pet gang jump into lucys backpack and exit with a few hurtful things like a hammer or idk mabey a rubber ducky anyways they try to beat down mike but fqil horribly then paulo cathes wind of what happend and is super ****** so tells the gang not go with mike during lunch and they all agree so its lunch time and mike goes to a new table then sandy arives at thier school then sandy notices he has no friends and think he only wants her to be his only friend then sandy notifies she had a few hookups while over long diwtance. Mikes heart sinks like a rock and he is so furiously mad he punches her and then sandy wants to break up with him they break up and mike goes back to his friends and they push mike away feeling abondoned he becomes the scool jerk and nobody likes him the end

funnymaster March 28, 2012, 5:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #213128

Mike gave Lucy everything she ever wanted someone she could trust, someone she could depend on, and something she didn’t expect someone she could love and because of mike she has friends people she can trust and depend on, but mike is going to take all that away from her.

i don't know March 31, 2012, 5:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #213129

something i realized after reading this chapter ( and a sleepless night) while i can’t say this with complete accuracy mike hates Lucy because she depends almost entirely on him (and her tsundere attitude didn’t help much either) but sandy seems to depend on mike as much as Lucy but the difference is mike is around Lucy when he ends up babysitting her. i wonder if mike will realize this.

i don't know March 31, 2012, 5:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #215495

Lucy could just join Mike’s table. No one’s going to stop her. Of course it would be AKWARD. :O

notpop78 May 1, 2012, 6:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #215981

… i hate you. youve mad me addicted.

TheShucke May 7, 2012, 8:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #216159

So, the argument of Mike’s not going to be alone is because of Daisy? Then it’s because Daisy is loved, not him! Isn’t it lame?

Lucy is actually more liked than Mike… Abbey would follow Daisy, but he doesn’t really like Mike. Lucy is special to Paulo, even if they aren’t an item. Also, I don’t remember Mike treating Daisy well at all, and Lucy is her friend too.

I think his plan isnt going so smooth like this. Well, I can’t wait to see anyway

Leitor May 9, 2012, 6:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #216362

._. What the hell, Mike….

Stevum May 13, 2012, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #217373

I used to be a Mike fan till I took a douche to Lucy. Mad Lucy

FancyTomato May 26, 2012, 3:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #217904

I hope Sandy cheats on Mike, then he tries to take Lucy back but she says no, then MIKE WILL BE THE LONLEY ONE!!!! AHAHAHAHA……..i need to calm down….

Nightbolt June 1, 2012, 3:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #218499

@Nightbolt
I agree with you, but I don’t think you need to calm down.

Person in the corner June 6, 2012, 11:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #218548

Mike is such a douche bag! he has been ruining Lucy’s life and ant this point, he went too far! ;_; :( i want to cry so badly for Lucy! Mike is really destroying her and i dont think she’ll ever get over it. no, really, she wont get over it … **** YOU MIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Mad Lucy Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey @Leitor, your totally right! Mike rejected Daisy so why would she go to him, and Abbey doesnt like Mike either! Daisy doent love Mike anymore, so Mike, stop thinking that she does; stop thinking that everybody loves you but the really dont, Lucy is much more liked by the others so why would they follow you?

Scarlett June 8, 2012, 6:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #219261

This was a really sad chapter for me to read…on the plus side though, I did get a good fanfiction idea out of it.

A.Fox June 16, 2012, 7:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #220343

That’s right people, take everything personally and dish it out on an equal level. Everyone is out to get you for reasons that really don’t seem good enough to even consider.
While we’re at it, let’s talk about people like they’re objects. Oh, they’ll follow me or he’s not yours. What the hell?
Let’s keep enforcing the mindset that people who have a lot of other people following them are more important than people without followers, because that is the *insert politically correct term* way!
Because in a world were people can do as they please within reasonable bounds, we’re still all desperate to grab directions and conformation from anyone we can.

KickYourselfMore June 27, 2012, 5:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #220554

Michael you jerk, there’s no hidden motive that could justify you at this point, you’ve gone too far Furious Abbey! And what really tears me apart is that Lucy will still probably love you after this. ;_;

Cavara July 1, 2012, 5:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #223388

WHAT THE **** MICHAEL

Crimson Dragon July 22, 2012, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #226159

After some time psycho-analyzing Mike, i get the feeling that his issue is not that he’s simply a jerk, but that he just has too big a sense of self-importance.

He always thinks that everyone needs him so much that they’d follow him no matter what, and that their friendship with him would override any concern they’d have for their almost-crushed-to-pieces friend.

what a jerk. :x

Galajo August 24, 2012, 11:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #226799

Mike makes me laugh. His whole theory is ridiculous. Even if that happened, apart from Daisy, no-one would be there for HIM, only for the people who followed Daisy. He’s no more special than he Lucy is. Such an idiot.

Meg August 31, 2012, 2:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #226990

I think Mike is wrong about this one, I think when he leaves. He will be alone.

Someone September 2, 2012, 4:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #229169

And this is what happens when you take a really nice dude and treat him like ****. I really hated the early chapters of this comic. I really did. I mean, the cast was nice, I liked them, but Lucy was a horribly inappropriate bitch, and while that has changed, Mike needed this.

I love how people are all hating on Mike when he’s had all these moments of justified anger that blew up in his face. Every time he stood up for himself, he ended up being the bad guy. this time’s no different, but at least he gets the chance to go all out before people label him as such.

He’s still the same lovable idiot. He’s still a very nice dude. but now, he’s a nice dude with a backbone, and tsundere-obsessed idiots can’t handle that. Mike’s current character is the tsundere-killer, and I for one wish there were more main characters like him.

Vyce September 25, 2012, 9:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #231225

I like how people were, and possibly still are, raging at a fictional character in a webcomic.

SFHSHFSFSH October 13, 2012, 11:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #232646

I just cannot not comment. First of all, Paulo would never leave Lucy for you, Mike. That is just delusional. Paulo has been by her side through thick and thin. He said he would never leave her, and even though he’s dating Jasmine, you can see that he still cares deeply about Lucy.

I’m pretty sure David would side by Lucy if Paulo did.

Tess was disgusted with Mike when she found out he rejected Lucy after she told him he loved him, so she would probably support Lucy. Especially because his thinking right now is completely irrational.

Which brings us to Abbey, who tends to look down upon irrational behavior. And abuse. In this case, Mike’s harsh words to Lucy and his demand for her to get out of her life seems much worse than any physically violent thing she has done to him. I believe he would side with Lucy on this one.

Daisy would be an in between. I’m sure Abbey’s opinion would influence her, but I’m sure she would be frustrated with both sides. If you think about it, Mike hasn’t been that good of a friend to her. He constantly rejected her, sometimes ignored her feelings, or brushed her off as some annoying pest. So she would have that bond with Lucy because they both know how it feels to be rejected by this one boy they both love(d). And anyway, she and Lucy seem to be on better terms.

And lastly, Sue. Sue has always been one of Lucy’s main friends so I’m sure she would take her side.


Yeah Mike, you sound pretty sure of yourself, but when you really think about it, you may not have as many close friends as you think.

New Girl November 11, 2012, 11:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #238096

Mike! You *****! You’re so evil! Run away, Lucy! Run away!

Sarathewise February 1, 2013, 11:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #239536

This is going to be so ironic if Paulo actually ends up confessing his love to Lucy. I just can’t wait to see Mike’s reaction to it. It would be priceless! XD

Irenezelle February 26, 2013, 1:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #239969

Mike your a dick Lucy has loved you since the beginning an you down right crushed her I know Mike has some fellings for her and those tears I think are more from denial then anything else, Mike and Lucy had a boat they kissed they have\had feelings for each other till Sandy the pirate blew their ship/relationship up and out of the water Mike even said Sandy made him realize Lucy is to mean to him, but I think she was mean to him because she like him this is my least favorite chapter in the whole series. Mike Sandy is making you hat Lucy this is not what he really thinks and I know some who think like I do and that Sandy ruined B.C.B. that is my thought and that is that and please have at the end of this have Mike and Lucy be at least friends if not than at least not on hate terms. I also think this is a test of their relationship and to see if they hate each other at the end of the day or lovers.

Devin March 1, 2013, 4:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #242683

Bitch please 8-)

Sambo April 8, 2013, 7:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #243891

With what Mike has done… He has a right to be angry but not like this. This is when I hate Sandy. She’s cute and a good girlfriend but overreacts. If i had a girl who got mad because i had friends who we beat on eachother, i couldn’t take it. Mike has always been a bit of a sissy boy, but he used to own that s**t. Now he’s just whipped.

Anthony April 24, 2013, 10:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #245327

“Face it…
Your dumb rebound…

Doesn’t even LOVE you.”

Oh hey Mike look at “Ten Seconds to Midnight”

JustSaying May 9, 2013, 7:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #254129

Holy Cow! Mike’s really emptying out the trash, eh?
Poor Lucy. I love her to bits, but she really deserves this.

5Cats July 18, 2013, 8:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #259831

Mad Lucy Now you jsut getting on my nerves Mike! I don’t know why Lucy ever liked you in the first place! Weenie.

meep September 19, 2013, 1:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #261657

Mike has got it all wrong - Daisy has Abbey so she would not follow him, especially not if she knew why he was moving. Paulo will stay with Lucy, and you know the rest.
Lucy would not be alone, Mike. You would be the one who is alone.

Lordofrye October 9, 2013, 6:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #263066

What the ****.

Lucy may have some violence issues (hey, if anyone reads Questionable Content, she’s like a high school version of Faye, who was called out on her violence and really got better over time) but Mike is a nasty vindictive little swine.

He didn’t worry about WHY Lucy might be violent, or advise her that she needs to tone it down? No, of course he didn’t, because he’s a selfish *****. Well, karma’s a bitch, so i’m sure what comes around goes around eventually.

Vix October 25, 2013, 8:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #266296

YEAH! LET’S ALL TELL A FICTIONAL CHARACTER TO **** OFF! YAY!

Emoji November 18, 2013, 11:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #271837

Okay, this is mean. But so is beating up your love interest to hide your emotions. *cough cough*

Yes January 6, 2014, 6:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #275849

OMG MIKE WHY SO MEAN??? :question:

Mertonna February 21, 2014, 10:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #276111

JESS WOULDN’T LEAVE LUCY
I KNOW IT
HHH

Tiny February 26, 2014, 5:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #281363

what demon had possed mike? cuz this is not mike

stanley May 20, 2014, 2:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #282457

Oh Paulo loves her okay…

Elv June 14, 2014, 6:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #283056

*Claps HArder* Keep Going Mike! Completely Break Her.

Dawn Blast June 23, 2014, 5:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #284556

you know what i give im done
*load’s pistol*
SCREW YOU REALLITY
*Fire’s up*
Here lie’s TemplarArchon_Hunter *died from falling on his pistol*

TemplarArchon_Hunter July 28, 2014, 11:23 PM EST.

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