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hey, at least he’s admitting that you’re a looker, Lucy!
Neglected to mention the many thanks for the birthday wishes! Seriously, I really appreciate it, thank you guys for being so lovely ;___;
also we broke 1,000 comments with the last update, PRETTY AMAZING.
Despite how hard it is for Lucy to hear, she needs this.
Hopefully she can grow from it. C:
Catty December 11, 2011, 11:58 PM EST.
Well…at least let her finish…
Shada December 11, 2011, 11:59 PM EST.
Mike can read her like a book. She’s not that terrible though. That’s the problem Mike, she thinks all this and has yet to break out of it. For a long time she was lead to believe that, it’s hard to change tendencies after so long. If she could finally realize that guys care for more then just her looks then, well, she could work to be a more likable person.
Is it really her fault for continuing old habits? Yes and no. This might end up breaking them, this might not. The development of these characters becomes more and more interesting with each page. I look forward to seeing the reactions to these actions.
Rukral December 11, 2011, 11:59 PM EST.
And, I really like this page. Definitely not the reaction I expected. It’s so calm now. Makes me nervous.
EDIT: One of the comments further down made this pop into my head: Mike hasn’t even given Lucy a chance to defend herself. I really wonder what it is she’s trying to say back to him now. :\
Sabe December 11, 2011, 11:59 PM EST.
Oh mike that’s a little far man Sandy be poisoning y’all
Jaevanne December 11, 2011, 11:59 PM EST.
early update would be awesome… if Mike wasn’t such a huge dick. But he is kind of wobbling on his whole “everyone hates you” thing a bit there.
Scaught December 11, 2011, 11:59 PM EST.
Oh boy maybe something like this will happen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cM-OOy9jc04
Seppucrow December 11, 2011, 11:59 PM EST.
CAN’T WAIT FOR WEDNESDAY
LackLuster December 12, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
Naaaaaaw. I hate seeing their friendship break like thiss.
ChocolateShake December 12, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
Oh my… This is absolutely amazing. No words can describe my feelings right now.
Why can’t I hold all these feelings
theghost December 12, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
Just walk away Lucy..Walk away..
Nara December 12, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
Again, **** YOU MIKE.
Nyxeris December 12, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
NO. MIKE. WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS???? I mean I understand you dislike her, but don’t be so harsh and push her away!! Let her down easy and tell her how you feel. Jesus Christ I mean seriously. LISTEN to what your heart says, not what Sandy says..
Hatsune Miku December 12, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
I’m oh-so curious why she grabbed his scarf.
Missme December 12, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
Where is your self respect, goodness, Lucy. ;-;
Skygaze December 12, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
I’m gonna say that last panel is a foreshadow for Lucy to either A.) Run off in tears or B.)Start tell Mike all HIS faults and make HIM feel like a horses ***.
Ryo December 12, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
I SEE LUCY STOPS SHAKING IN THE LAST PANNEL! COULD THIS MEAN SHE’S FINALLY HAD ENOUGH??? O.O PLEASE, OH PLEASE, LET IT BE SO!!
The fact that their friendship is dead is really depressing TT-TT
Subaru December 12, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
Mike has got a point there
Mike December 12, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
I’m kindof sad Lucy is still wanting him to stay…. :\
on the other hand it’s ridiculous how much her character fits the story of my flipping life….
I really just don’t feel like dealing with the biased idiots, so I’m just going to say that anyone with a brain can see they are biased idiots, and leave it at that. :|
early update is early. I found that really dorkily neat. <3
x December 12, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
Seriusly Mike…. what the hell’s wrong with you????…
Nadss December 12, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
Hey cool, I got one of the early updates. Okay Mike…how long is this assholery going to continue on for?
(no censor FTW)
Shpiersh December 12, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
As much as Mike is being an *** right now, this page really summed Lucy up in one panel.
Hal December 12, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
That’s right Lucy! You better believe that nobody truly loves you.
Murderer December 12, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
He’s not gonna stop, is he?
MIGHT AS WELL HIT HER NOW, MIKEY! It’s not gonna matter anymore!
She’s pretty much screwed enough already.
At least, let her finish her gosh darn sentence! God.
Irenezelle December 12, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
I’m a long time reader, first time commenter, and I just wanted to tell Taeshi how awesome I think this comic is - and this page demonstrates that nicely. I especially like the silhouettes.
Although really Mike? Really? C’mon, grow up.
AielSedai December 12, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
sheesh not even letting Lucy to defend her self.. she’s going to be a huge ship wreck by the end of this nightmare..
Kyla December 12, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
I’ve heard of character development, but Mike’s just gone 180.
I’ve reread this whole thing, I can’t believe one text off Sandy made him react like that.
I don’t think I will ever like his character again. He was one of the strips nicest characters, but this is just evil.
I don’t think I’ll be able to read this comic anymore - Its an awesome comic, but it seriously upsets me too much to read it at the moment.
Kay December 12, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
12AM… Time to break Lucy’s heart
Jack December 12, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
Mike is just pushing it. I hope his sister finds this out >__>
KitKatMuffin December 12, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
Ouch….Shes either going to commit suicide or grow from that one…
Akela December 12, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
Damn I wish Mike would let Lucy speak for once >
Leo December 12, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
AMEN TO THAT LACKLUSTER
QuakeIV December 12, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
I’m surprised Lucy isn’t throwing a fit yet. Perhaps too much for her to the point she can’t get angry and throw a fit?
Anonymous December 12, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
I don’t know why everyone’s hating on Mike Sure he can be mean, but at least he was telling the truth. I don’t believe Lucy DESERVES this, but she certainly NEEDS it. Plus, I think I would’ve broken down by that point from all those years of abuse from Lucy. I don’t feel much sympathy for her. However Mike, I think you went a bit too far in that last page I wonder how things will work after this?
Lokiallen December 12, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
Just in my opinion, I think there has been enof pages of mike bashing lucy in a row, I know it helps with stroyline but its just making me feel soo bad for lucy
kolarbear December 12, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
I’m assuming from the last panel that she’s saying something very quietly (hence Mike’s ear swiveling backward). Also, Lucy continues to take this whole thing completely differently than I expected… I’m just going to assume that she’s completely in shock and the whole thing hasn’t really sunk in or processed yet.
/edit/ Or he heard something *other* than Lucy (like someone standing at the door, coming up the stairs, etc.) as others have pointed out.
hiddentwilight December 12, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
that was…. wow mike
mixim December 12, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
Somebody’s lurking by the door/window. Probably Mike’s sister.
fnord December 12, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
Jack made me laugh.
Somnium December 12, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
Where is the chase and how can i cut to it?
2Cents December 12, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
Geez Mike, REALLY? I mean, C’mon Seriously?!!!! It was bad enough that you tell her that you hate her, feelings that you wouldn’t have even ever come up with if not for Sandy, threaten her with the idea of loneliness and make her so upset she’s nearly sick because of it. Now you are deliberately attacking her insecurities just to lash out. You were perfectly happy with her three minutes ago, why is it that you let Sandy, WHO DOESN’T EVEN REMEMBER LUCY, influence you emotions about her?! It’s absolute ******** on your part and it’s really made me have to take a second look at you because now you’re just exposing your true character for the world to see.
Skykittykat December 12, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
I really wish he would give her a chance to speak. Not that it would fix anything, just so that we can get a chance to hear something other than Mike’s huge ego. I’m getting more than a little irritated that he thinks he can just tell her off and her be okay without putting a word in…
Noneedfornames December 12, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
I think this page here’s a good example of why Mike is justified in what he’s doing. True, it is disastrously harsh and he’s pretty misinformed about the status of his friendships, but if he isn’t this harsh, the problem between him and Lucy will never go away.
Spradic Zoom December 12, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
meh. Even though mikes being kinda harsh about it, I can agree with him.
that1guy December 12, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
Wow, I’m starting to get tiered of this ‘Mike beating down Lucy’ thing. How many pages of that have we had now? I guess it’s just frustrating, and that’s what makes it seem to stretch for an eternity. Still good progression of the plot though.
Lucy needs to get on a offensive here. Not just a neutral “I’m done with you,” but a “you can go f*ck yourself.”
The Swimmer December 12, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
Ive been on the MikeXLucy side since the beginning, but now I’m not so sure.
waealintonomonbiguanuhue December 12, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
God, she’s getting her **** torn apart. This can’t possibly be good for her…
By the way, what a ****ing *******.
J.R. December 12, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
Mike, Y U NO BE NICE?
Ive been in Lucy’s shoes before, and when you look back and see what you’ve done wrong… You don’t blame them for hating you. And than you start to hate yourself.
Took me years to get outta THAT hole. *shiver*
OH WAIT WHATABOUTSAM
SAM GUNNA KILL YOU MIKE. RUUUUN
(That’s Lucy’s older bro’s name, right? :?)
EDIT:OH LAWDY I FORGOT Happy late birthday, Taeshi!
Ranki December 12, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
daaamn Mike, that was one hell of a burn!
ChewySmokey December 12, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
I really wish Mike would let her actually get a full sentence in. It’s obvious that she has something she wants to say, so if Mike is so adamant about cutting her out of his life, he could at least let her say her piece. Not like it’ll matter to him, but it might help her accept the situation, which SHOULD matter to him. You can’t effectively cut someone out of your life unless both sides have closure (otherwise the one without closure may still attempt to communicate).
Eyrie December 12, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
It appears they have an audience.
Wonder who it could be.
steelCOYOTE December 12, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
I think the mikexlucy ship has sailed and now has been with the anti-mike wave
swb1m1 December 12, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
wasn’t she about to throw up…. i am disappoint, that would’ve been so much better than hearing more of the same “i hate lucy” stuff *sighs and goes to wait for a different webcomic to update*
chellby December 12, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
kikimmicoa December 12, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
LOOK AT DEM COMMENTS FLY!
Missme December 12, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
More Mike hating Lucy. i am now numb. still can’t wait for the next pages and chapters but mike can’t do anything else that would surprise me. except maybe him hitting Lucy for revenge or something. But then he would become that which he hates.
over 1000 comments! Yay! wonder how many were people going “Go to hell mike!”?
Teeroy766 December 12, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
Mego December 12, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
All of the words on this page are unnecessary for Mike to say. At this point, he’s just doing it to break her. I can somewhat understand his past speech, but telling her she’s unlovable is downright nasty.
Meeps December 12, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
Hmn…It’s very difficult to know what to say at this point. But I am curious to see where and how this will all play out in the end.
starfighter105 December 12, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.
Uh-oooh… who’s that at the DOOOOooor… >:3
Rose32397 December 12, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.
“Just in my opinion, I think there has been enough pages of mike bashing Lucy in a row, I know it helps with storyline but its just making me feel sooo bad for Lucy” - Koalabear
I agree 100%.
She needed to hear it, but not like this…of course maybe this was the only way to get through to her. She is very stubborn. Personally, I think it’s cruel.
I would not blame her in the least for punching him before running out of the house.
Seriously, Lucy…despite you being a fictional character, I TRULY hope you do not EVER date Mike. EVER. Learn and move on.
Ren December 12, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
Lucy - No I meant…. I should leave.
or something like that is what she was going to say.
what Mike said to Lucy is what i had to say to an old friend but without the looks part
Lily December 12, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
Hopefully Lucy can stand up for herself in the next page, because if she doesn’t, her leaving of Mike’s house will look really awkward. Besides, leaving the scene how it is now will make it look like everything that Mike said was true, and since Lucy stopped shaking in the last panel (and that we also have eight more pages to fill), I predict a rebuttle!
Hey, it’d be good character development at least.
headsortails December 12, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
how in the world has she NOT started crying yet???
CatEyes December 12, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.
Dang Mike, you just won’t stop kicking Lucy when you’ve already put her down, will you? I mean, we all know the things you’ve been saying about her being clingy and mean are true but now you’ve turned into the bully. I really think Mike should lay off now and stop trying to make her feel worse by bringing her friends into it. Even though it’s been building up for a while, he’s made his point. I also agree with Sabe, the calmness is making me nervous.
Jackie December 12, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.
I’m curious, I want to find out the general opinion of this arc.
Use these characters to vote.
If you think Mike is wrong overall, please use this: o/
If you think Lucy is wrong overall, please use this: \o
If you think they are both wrong overall, please use this: \o/
I intend to go through this page by the end of the day and count it all.
Would really appreciate it if you could help me on this.
EDIT: Holy crap that was fast!
Never here December 12, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.
Mikeee, just let Lucy finish her sentence. You don’t know what she was gonna say, and you keep crushing her and crushing her to the point she can’t say it.
And where was he gonna go, anyways? Isn’t this HIS house? o~o
LawlOLawl December 12, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.
So, personally. I feel like lucy might have been about to say “I’m the problem, I’ll leave.” From the way she looked, she doesn’t look like she’s gonna argue, beg, ect ect.
Also, for the people who are are all like LUCY DESERVES THIS CAUSE BLAH.
And the people who are like MIKE IS A JERKITY JERK JERK.
We all know they’re both at fault, this friendship is beyond ruined. I don’t believe in them ever, AND MEAN EVER, being friends. So no point in believe they’ll magically be in love with eachother for the rest of their lives.
Lucy is abusive, and stuff, sure it was her way of affection or being safe. Whatever, but that doesn’t excuse the fact that she has been selfish, mean, rude, and stuff for years, especially towards Mike.
But at least she was making a change. Finally. It’s just too late.
Mike has stuck through, dealt with her. Admitted that he might have been a slight cause of her Bi-Polar issues and attitude. Been there for her. And junk.
But now, he’s unloading all his hurt feelings on all at once in a very bad way. He’s only looking at the past and not looking at the situation in a more present view. He’s also bring the rest of their friends into it, he may not be saying he’s taking them away, but he’s suggesting that no one likes her. And he is still calling Paulo a rebound?
They both have done things for each other at one point and it was slight frequent.
At this point, the best thing would be for Lucy to leave. Just leave. Maybe try to say something, small and a little bit defensive. But not go all out crazy on him. Which, you think he would noticed she’s not trying to scream, yell, call him names, hit him. All the things about a year or so ago (comic wise) she would have done by now and realize she’s trying to listen. Tone it down a bit, I mean yeesh. Continuing, she should explain that they are unable to to finish the project to the teacher, not try to just disappear. Let her friends show her that they care. I don’t think anyone is really gonna chose. Except maybe Paulo, cause he doesn’t really like Mike….
Plus, I am actually wondering if this comic is meant to end tragically, but it needs to go on for another 1 or 2 years, right? So, it’s not like she’s gonna kill herself. And one of them can’t just leave, they are the main characters. So unless it turns into a comic about two separate lives, I don’t know where this is going.
Though, it is more about Lucy. It’s usually a look in on her life. Maybe she’s the true main character? I don’t know. I just noticed.
Well, I have been writing this for a good five minutes. My rant is over.
BunBun December 12, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.
leave? where will he go it’s his house
Thespianut December 12, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.
Wow Lucy is sweating bullets, next it will be tears I asume.
I suppose we are going to see his siblings walk in and say how much of an *** he is being or on short notice it could be Sandy is at the door.
ToyMaster Typhus December 12, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.
I’m disappointed by Lucy’s reaction, but not entirely surprised. I think most of us were rooting for Lucy to have some dignity and accept her fate away from Mike. Yet, even after Mike has delivered such a savage thrashing to her idea of friendship she has the lack of self-esteem to beg him to stay.
My stake in all this was that Mike had every right to be honest with Lucy, you know, tough love? I haven’t supported his lack of diplomacy and general thirst for vengeance, but he’s dead on calling her out on her dependency issues. It baffles me that Lucy still wanted him to stay, I mean really?!
Anyway, I still think Mike has a lot to answer for with his present and future actions. He can be friends with who he wants, but history does not remember well people who begin hostilities. Ah well, perhaps Mike can better handle no friends than Lucy can.
I’m going to be away from the internet for the next two months. Here’s to an exciting return and catching up on all this nonsense!
Solvek December 12, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.
@ steelCOYOTE I really hope it’s Mike’s sister and she hits him for Lucy. She really needs someone to stick up for her right now.
BLG December 12, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.
No, no, NO. Forget who’s in the right, forget who’s in the wrong, that is TOO FAR.
TLV December 12, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.
This is seriously too much, Mike. He made his point, get on with it. Lucy was just trying to be his friend—and where exactly does Lucy use her good looks for anything? Nowhere that I can see. That’s a shallow dig. She has never used her looks for anything; I don’t think Lucy’s ever even paid attention to it (the dense little thing she is).
They’re both at fault. Mike was just as bad with her in the past as she was in him, just in different ways.
Taeshi, please tell me there’s some kind of trauma in Lucy’s life that makes her react this way. We only heard Mike’s reasoning behind her attitude but not hers. I’d love to know.
ENstasia December 12, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.
Mike’s voice just drips with acid doesn’t it?
Lucy does need to hear that she can’t seem to stand on her own… But he’s so vicious about it. Mike I hope you don’t expect her to change if you’re dropping her into the deepest depths of the ocean without even a small hint of what to change about herself first? At least send her to a counselor. >3>
Milly December 12, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.
Man do i want to punch Mike right now… I mean sure Lucy has done a lot of things in the past. Some good, some bad, but the point is that she was Mike’s friend. And she trusted the fact that he was her friend. But not, Mike suddenly gets a new girl in his life and starts going Balistic on Lucy one of his oldest friends just over this one phone call. I mean sure he might have been holding in all that anger but it didnt mean he had to burst it all out on her. I mean wow we have something called conseling in school. Mike needs to see one now.
Chronos December 12, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.
Getting closer to the end here, I think i should at least comment somewhat.
Things are terribly tense, but that’s what you get for reading a webcomic called “BIttersweet Candy Bowl.”
I’m not to sure if I want to punch Taeshi or given her an award for writing an awesome story line.
Sven December 12, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.
All right. Enough is enough. No one EVER “Needs” to hear that their friends don’t like them, that they’ll be abandoned by everyone, that no one could like them for who they are. HOW is that acceptable? HOW?! I simply DON’T GET IT. What Lucy “Needs” is to get out what she wants to say and leave. NO ONE deserves this type of garbage flung at them. Mike is clearly in control of what he’s saying. He’s calm. He’s beating her down.
And yes, in the past, she was wrong. Obviously. But, does all that wrong negate every right she’s ever done? From what some people seem to think, it doesn’t matter how much Lucy changes, or will ever change in the future, she’ll always deserve to be kicked around and verbally abused. Do you all have the same opinion about criminals that have served their time in prison and are trying to turn themselves around? Obviously, that is a more extreme example, but similar.
Where does lording over someone’s past wrongs just become cruel? I think we’ve gone beyond that point with this.
Something Witty December 12, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.
>.< LET Lucy FINISH HER SENTENCE!!!!
Leen619 December 12, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.
I… I’ll make a decent comment tomorrow. I wish he would hear her out. He’s right. But not all the way. Just… Gah. I’m so hooked on this comic. Taeshi, why can’t I quit you?!?
SynthyK December 12, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.
Even though Lucy needed to be set straight, I can’t justify treating someone this way, especially since I have treated someone this way and it completely backfired because everyone else thought I took the whole thing way too far.
Nate December 12, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.
WHAT A JERK
tana December 12, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.
i just got one thing to say about this update since i already voiced my opinion of this scenario on the last page.
Shang Tsung: FINISH HER!!!!
Fight Announcer: Micheal wins, FLAWLESS VICTORY! FATALITY!!
at least that’s the impression i got of this page. i’m OH so sorry if anyone finds my comment offensive (or am i?)
strider December 12, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.
@The Swimmer she never would why? because deep down she really does care and only pretends not to in order not to feel weak but deep down she doesn’t feel that way.
That poor thing is about to break apart crying in tears I can see it in how her eyes are twitching though she will probably do it alone
Mike your weak! To feel strong you have to tear and rip on a person so badly, and on a girl! You have no spine! That Sandy could influence you SO much with one conversation over the phone, when clearly this all has to do with Sandy’s insecurities over how someone else can have such a close relationship to her precious ‘Maishul’ I swear you two deserve each other you and your insecurities. Hey Lucy may be insecure and she may hit you but thats only cause shes got feelings for you honestly…
Flicker December 12, 2011, 12:20 AM EST.
I hate Mike so much.
I want Mike to die right now.
Mike is such a bitch.
Dashie December 12, 2011, 12:20 AM EST.
HOW ****ING DARE YOU YOU SACK OF GREY FURRED ****!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU DIRTY MONGREL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lucy, what the hell are you waiting for?!! GET HIM!!!!!! NOW!!!!!! HE DESERVS IT!!!!!!!!!
Sarge December 12, 2011, 12:20 AM EST.
ok I am half and half on this.. yes Lucy is very emotionally dependent and has a few issues she needs to fix but Mike has no right to stand all high and mighty with his obsession of Sandy (who may also be pushing her insecurities onto him) and plan to take away everyone from Lucy because he deems “she doesnt deserve them.” No one want to be alone.
Yes Lucy is having some separation anxiety for losing her long time best friend and crush but the way he is treating Lucy is downright abusive and If i am not mistaken he is the one who has been closing himself off to all of his friends not her.
And that is the best way I can put my thoughts in lieu of a few choice and quite derogatory words I have been using to describe Mike the past few updates
RussianCossack December 12, 2011, 12:21 AM EST.
I’m very interested in how Lucy has been reacting to all of this… It seems very unusual compared to how she normally is. Really hope she gets some words in soon (at least ones that we can hear, judging from that last panel)
And I still feel that there is more going on in Mike’s head than we know…
Wugfish December 12, 2011, 12:21 AM EST.
I have a feeling he’s gonna look over at the door and see one of his sisters there I don’t know why but I just have a feeling
cutefur14 December 12, 2011, 12:21 AM EST.
Well I have nothing else to add towards Mikes behavior, but he does have a point, she does push people away because she thinks they are nice to her for her looks, but everything else is just typical hate talk.
Darf14 December 12, 2011, 12:21 AM EST.
I really hope Mike gets karmaed for this. He’s gone too far. Yes, Lucy’s ****ed up, but he’s destroying her mentally. This is horrible, cruel, and to be honest, a little disgusting.
King December 12, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.
Look Its the whole fact that Mike is being completly wrong with how he’s handling it..im sorry but I dont think just because mike leaves that everyone will leave. I mean they all look at mike and are seeign what hes doing to her, yea sure Lucy is at fault too, but mike shouldnt be a jerk
Shoge16 December 12, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.
Exactly what I think is going on with Lucy.
Lily December 12, 2011, 12:23 AM EST.
@everyone who says lucy should hit mike,
I’ll repeat this again, SHE CAN’T HIT MIKE. if she hits mike she’ll just prove the point that he’s been making.
strider December 12, 2011, 12:23 AM EST.
Yeah, but what I’m saying is that it’s what she should do, not what she will. Sure she cares, but at this point the best thing she could do is (ironically) take Mike’s advice, get over him (yeah, I know it’s a deep rooted friendship from childhood, irrelevant; Mike’s a dick) and really bring to light his faults.
The Swimmer December 12, 2011, 12:25 AM EST.
Redneck December 12, 2011, 12:25 AM EST.
Sigh… as much as I hate the Mike/Lucy pairing, and even Lucy in general I can’t help but feel some sympathy for her. I hated her for how abusive and stubborn she was, but she never hurt anyone psychologically.
I never really liked Mike, but I never hated him until now. Sigh… I guess I’m going to have to change my Mike/Sandy pairing to a Mike/Nobody. He’s naive if he thinks his friends are just going to do what he expects them to.
Last note: The only person in this comic I have always liked, and probably will never hate is David.
rtlstien December 12, 2011, 12:25 AM EST.
this..just isnt right! shes in highschool fer chrissakes! she has so much time to grow as a person. Everyone derserves to be loved, and everyone has flaws.
Also…if I were Lucy and I heard this from someone who knows me so well i’d be utterly crushed.
moo December 12, 2011, 12:26 AM EST.
Oh, and to add in, I’m really glad Lucy isn’t throwing any punches or yelling or screaming. It’s actually showing her to be a bigger person, especially when being so mercilessly torn down. Mike put his hands on Lucy’s shoulders to force him to look at her, he screamed in her face, he’s doing the exact same stuff Lucy used to do to him. It’s just so interesting to me. I kind of like the development just because it’s fun to watch him make a hypocrite out of himself.
Sabe December 12, 2011, 12:26 AM EST.
Mike finally snapped, and I guess this was long overdue… It’s best that Lucy is hearing this straight from him and that he’s driving it home, but will it stick this time? Of all the good karma that Mike’s earned throughout the series, even after this he has plenty left, but we’re kinda on the downhill now. Is this the beginning of the parting of our two main characters?
Faceless32 December 12, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.
I SWEAR TO GOD MIKE DONT MAKE ME GO INTO MY COMPUTER AND BLOOP YOU UP. Jesus, this story arc is getting me fired up…
toXicus December 12, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.
I really hope their friends play Switzerland and not choose sides. Real friends don’t force their friends to choose sides like this.
tacolatte December 12, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.
who knows. maybe his words will help her grow up to be someone who DOES use their body to get what they want.
wait… we already have enough of those I guess…
NegraCardia December 12, 2011, 12:30 AM EST.
I just gotta say, that last line is straight up out of a bully’s handbook. Hearing it from someone you consider a friend is far and gone cruel. She doesn’t “need” this. People have been saying that for pages and pages; I don’t think they realize how far it’s gone. Yes, we can all agree that she needed to be told that she was out of line, but this isn’t just being told that she’s out of line. This is being told by her supposed best friend that she is a worthless being and that she is all alone and hated by all. That’s not what anyone “needs” to hear.
Well, hopefully the next page will be an end to this tirade.
MadH December 12, 2011, 12:32 AM EST.
Notice how all the Mike supports come back on the page where he’s not acting like a total jerkwagon He’s still a jerk, just not as bad as last time.
EDIT: I clicked post too soon. Also I feel sorry sorry for Lucy right now because of how much she’s crushed that it makes me sick.
OmegaB December 12, 2011, 12:32 AM EST.
Dammit Mike! Let her say what she needs to say! *Referring to panel 4* Lucy should get over Mike, seriously, he isn’t worth the tears anymore.
A quote that sort of (probably not) might relate (again, probably not) relate to Lucy about now —-> “Nobody is worth your tears and the one who is won’t make you cry”
Megaphone December 12, 2011, 12:32 AM EST.
OH……MY………..AGOD MIKE U TOTAL ***
kagura December 12, 2011, 12:33 AM EST.
You know there was something like this in The End of Evangelion, between Shinji and Asuka. You know what Shinji did? He choked a meanie girl!
DarthStar December 12, 2011, 12:33 AM EST.
“Nobody could love you for who you are.”
… I want to crush your face.
JUST ‘CAUSE YOU CAN’T HAVE HER DOESN’T MEAN YOU HAVE TO MAKE HER COMIT SUICIDE SO NO ONE ELSE DOES!!!!
Why can’t he just let her work things out? She was finally realizing that she has other friends!
…Okay I’m done.
Kaddie December 12, 2011, 12:35 AM EST.
And where are my manners? Happy late birthday Tashei, my birthday present to you is $49. Enjoy.
DarthStar December 12, 2011, 12:35 AM EST.
Let it go, man.
You’ll tire yourself out.
They want her to hit him, but they might already know she can’t.
It’s just anger, man…
Really hoping for the one sidedness of this argument to end.
Mike may be right, but does that mean she has to take this lying down? On second thought, I retract my comment about someone coming in to save this situation. This could be her chance. If she shuts up now, it will take a lot longer for her to heal. Since this is going to end anyway, might as well remove as much regret and pain and hate as possible.
So do it! Now is the time! Give in to your emotions and speak your mind! GIVE IN TO THE DARK SIDE!!
Ah, now that I read that back, that looks impossible.
I mean, what can Lucy comment on? Can’t really think of anything.
Never here December 12, 2011, 12:36 AM EST.
AWW C’MON MIKE! PLEASE! IT’S HARD TO KEEP ROOTING FOR YOU IF YOU’RE LIKE THIS MAAANN!!
SXR123 December 12, 2011, 12:37 AM EST.
HOLY C***, i just realized what this part has been about. oh my god how could i not realize this before. Mike’s perspective it’s amazing, brutal but amazing. In his opinion, he thinks that Lucy thinks that people are only friends with her because of her looks, not her personality. so she is intentionally shelling herself up (sometimes violently) and preventing anyone from getting to know the real her.
In other words his prediction is based on the fact that he thinks after he leaves she’ll close up and prevent anyone from getting close to her. because she’s afraid that if anyone gets to know the real her since she thinks they’ll hate her. realizing this, he might not be that far off base in his prediction, she may just do that. somehow, i get the feeling that after this she will epically start pushing everyone away out of fear of them getting to know the lucy that mike sees. so his prediction isn’t cocky, it’s an educated guess.
SO, i don’t think mike is being a dick (although i thought that for a bit) he’s being BRUTALLY honest. he’s taking the facts he knows after a long friendship and reevaluating all he knows and now he’s voicing them to lucy.
i know it’s probably anger talking, it’s just getting on my nerves.
strider December 12, 2011, 12:38 AM EST.
What’s this weird sensation in the back of my gullet? It’s uncomfortable and unpleasant… Could it be… EMPATHY FOR LUCY?!
ACK! GET IT OFF!
But no, seriously. I was sorta expecting Mike to tear the **** out of her, but I really wasn’t expecting him to take the “Nobody could ever love you” rout. Even /I/ think that’s just downright wrong.
Now I’m getting really excited to see what happens when Mike leaves! I’m actually hedging my bets that after some soul searching and back and forthing, nobody will side with Mike.
This is, of course, assuming that this isn’t resolved during the play.
Maverik December 12, 2011, 12:39 AM EST.
How exactly is this interesting development? This is Mike venting his pent up aggression on Lucy, pure plain and simple. Lucy has already been trying to change for the better. It’s a long process, but she’s started. Mike can’t recognize that, simply because he’s unwilling to. Fail comic is fail.
Trace December 12, 2011, 12:39 AM EST.
thats it im done. Mike. you are a douche bag. i would say something much more rude but i don’t want to stoop to your level which by the way is very low.
lemme sleep plz December 12, 2011, 12:39 AM EST.
ok, mike, you can back off now. youve said enough.
lucy is mean and selfish and BLABLABLA.
we get it.
this, of course, needed to be said, but you can let up now.
lucy was already at the edge of sanity, most of the time, (or so it seemed to me and my ADVANCED 7th grade psycholoy degree *coughsarcasmcough*) and lucy needed to get told how she was acting.
but, really now.
we get it.
oh, and a few things:
WOOP 1000 COMMENTS LAST PAGE! lets head for a mil next time!
related note: my dsi is so retarded that it can only load so much data and at a certain cap, it craps out and shuts off. therefor, i didnt get to comment brouse yesterday. however, im pretty shure a bunch of people were like “mike go burn in the aperture science 4001 degree kelvin incinerator!!1!”
i have a few choice words for those people.
the cake is a lie.
im a potato.
live with it. for science. you monsters.
curtisimo - longwinded opinionated vaguely threatening commenting referenceing lunatic
curtisimo December 12, 2011, 12:39 AM EST.
You my friend. Are taking things too far, and yeah she may be alllll those things. But your exaggerating. Who was there through your strange phobias Mike?? Hmm. I wonder. Could have been Santa Claus?!!!
Pauloizawsom December 12, 2011, 12:39 AM EST.
That is it, I am sick and tired of Mike acting like a complete jerk. He could have handled this is a completely different way, such as in his nice guy way. For example,
Mike: (in a calm voice) Lucy I need to tell you something… I don’t think we should be friends anymore.
Lucy : (angry ) What do you mean?
Mike: (still calm) It’s just, I’ve been doing a lot of think and I just can’t stand you beating me up, it is not what a friend does. I’m also leaving the table.
Lucy: (crying ) But why? Won’t you be lonely?
Mike: (still very strangely calm) Maybe, maybe not, we will just have to wait and see. And it’s just I think we need to keep our distance from each other for now, you know, until we are-
Lucy: (trying to hide the tears) No, no, I get it, I should go, Yashy, Chirpy, and Lily probably miss me. Oh and Mike, I’m sorry for treating you wrong, I hope your really happy with Sandy. See you tomorrow to work on the paper. (Lucy exits running with tears in her eyes and a slightly less broken heart then it is should be in reality)
This is how it should have happened, instead of Mike acting like a selfish brat. You think Lucy is acting selfish, then take a good look at yourself Mike. This shows the nice guy in Mike and it shows how understanding Lucy can be. Though this is a dramatic piece of fiction so this wasn’t even a possibility of happening.
Lizzy December 12, 2011, 12:39 AM EST.
I get Sandy not wanting Mike to tolerate Lucy anymore, but I don’t think she meant for him to go about it like this…There’s a limit to what you say to someone who you know is damaged and hurting.
Mike is pretty observant here though, and he may have inadvertently given Lucy something to contemplate about herself. Assuming she actually looks back on this conversation which I figure isn’t too likely.
Itsu December 12, 2011, 12:42 AM EST.
Jesus mike you done yet? God your overdoing it a bit don’t you think? Even people that are pro sandy/mike and/or anti mike/Lucy would be shocked at your ASSHOLEYNESS…
You make me shed a dragon tear that tuned into a jellybean, all the colors of the rainbow!
And I wasn’t racist, anymore.
IDog December 12, 2011, 12:43 AM EST.
There’s a big difference between telling someone what they need to hear and being a complete monster. Mike crossed that line like he was trying to win a race.
I get that Lucy can be overbearing, and has some issues that can be hard to handle, but the poor girl had been shown at least making an effort to change. That’s far more than I can say for Mike, who even his family says turns into a sulking douche whenever he’s not talking to Sandy.
Even as far as being brutally honest with Lucy goes, Augustus handled it much better, AND HE’S A SUPPOSED VILLAIN! Essentially he said “You have too much good going for you to be upset over a jerk like him.” He was direct and honest without being needlessly cruel.
Yeah, the attempted rapist is a more likable character than the story’s protagonist.
Spirit December 12, 2011, 12:44 AM EST.
Hmm Mike’s whole argument that everyone else will leave all depends on Daisy leaving. I don’t think that Daisy would leave with Mike personally, and this would make Mike’s plan like thing backfire on himself.
Zabimaru388 December 12, 2011, 12:45 AM EST.
@Lizzy Some day he might wish he would have handled it that way.
OmegaB December 12, 2011, 12:47 AM EST.
I believe this right here could very well be..possibly revenge from her rejection.,Becausew when he was in love with her, he adored her tough charade; and let her beat up on him. So wierd that now all Sandy had to do was weep her poor interfering tears to make Mike all super “UGGUUU MUST HATE DAT LUCY!” And want to destroy her, her life, her friends. URRGGHH! :c! I hate seeing sad cats. I also Hate the new ” MIKE NaZI!” Cause ironically, Lucy is white(blond) and blue eyed. Making her the perfect race. I hope Mike gets amnesia and forgets his acrossthecountry girlfriend. That right there is pathetic itself. Or Sandy like busts up stairs and sees him bitch slapping Lucy, omg lofl! I would die of laughter.,Sandy would begin her tears of terror. ” HOW COULD YOU Maishuuuulll?”
Pauloizawsom December 12, 2011, 12:47 AM EST.
Ahahahaha. @Zabimaru You’re so right! He DID basically say that people will only follow him because of Daisy. Though, he IS right. Pretty much only Daisy WOULD follow /him/ after this.
But anyway, Lucy should just let him leave the table, or at least say she’s okay with it for now. Clinging onto him/telling him not to go is exactly what he expects her to do.
edit: wow, a Nazi reference? Really? fffffffff So not funny/clever like you thought you were being.
Naraka December 12, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.
@Lizzy: That should of happen…
Leen619 December 12, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.
I call it tough love. Kuukukukukukukukukukuku.
But no. From the last three pages I just thought of that one sequence and how, if it happens in the next couple of days, how it could change everything. Who knows, she might work for The Bad Cat and his gang.
DarthStar December 12, 2011, 12:52 AM EST.
See, this is going on so long and Mike is being made so vile because it’s a set-up to him falling. HARD. Something along the lines of nobody leaving the table with him and most people standing with Lucy, at least on his treatment of her.
Or we could go the non-predictable way and actually have all his predictions come true. That’d be incredibly tragic and frustrating but original and oddly somewhat realistic.
QuetzaDrake December 12, 2011, 12:52 AM EST.
hmmm maybe she was going to say… No, I…. love you……………………………………………………………… i hope lucy doesn’t commit suicide because of this… and if she attempts then mike you better feel bad. and sandy, you beat the shiz outta mike for being so meeaaaaaaaaaan.
lemme sleep plz December 12, 2011, 12:52 AM EST.
Sandy shouldnt of have to told him what the real definition of a friend is.. cause he had other friends. Sandy doesnt understand Lucy. ENDOFSTORY
Pauloizawsom December 12, 2011, 12:54 AM EST.
Owwwwww, this was the most heart-breaking page! ;_____; (specially the panel 4).
Poor girl! she couldn´t say a word, she didn’t got the chance to explain herself nor apologize to him.
****! When did Mike’s discernment became so warped?! And when did the character became so spiteful?! His words are incredible venomous, and each one is worst than the previous one. Please, someone shut him up!
¡El weon flipo en mala!
Adept-eX December 12, 2011, 12:56 AM EST.
oh and you know what?
this chapter is sposed to be deadly serious and stuff, but i cant resist.
lucy; you cant HANDLE the truth!
there, got that out of my system.
curtisimo - does leaving two comments mean im comment bombing?
curtisimo December 12, 2011, 12:56 AM EST.
Rough. I hope someone supports Lucy, cause mike is tearing her fragile lil’ heart to bits. Please let there be enough love in Lucy’s life to save her. She is worth so much more as a person than mike says.
David December 12, 2011, 12:57 AM EST.
To those who think Lucy needed this. I disagree. She already knew Mike hated her, it hurt for her to believe it but she knew. And she knew about her bad habits too. She’s been trying to work on breaking them and be friends again.
The truth is that MIKE NEEDED THIS. Who is there that Mike thinks he could to tell these things to except Lucy herself? He’s afraid that his friends wouldn’t understand, and would reject him for thinking these things. Or at least for having so many hateful things to say about her. Nobody likes insults. I doubt he’d tell Sandy either, because he’d want to deal with it on his own, and wouldn’t want to make her any more unhappy by telling her.
These are his honest feelings that have been stewing inside him from years of dealing with a friendship he wasn’t happy with. He’s definitely exaggerating, because of how much hate he’s feeling right now. But Lucy ironically is the only person who can listen to him say this.
I’m not really ‘siding’ with him per se. But I understand where he’s coming from even if I don’t agree with it at all. It really shows that Lucy cares to keep talking after all those insults. But maybe she’s only caring for their table’s situation’s too. She might think it’s unfair to make them chose.
Looking forward to how this comic develops in the coming pages!
and yeah that 1000+ comments last page was just cool!
Justmyopinion December 12, 2011, 12:58 AM EST.
Damn, and she was about to say something important too…
Mike really knows how to completely crush someone apparently.
It takes balls to speak your mind like he is, and it’s about time he did. Really want to hear what Lucy has to say though.
Aren Kitsune December 12, 2011, 12:59 AM EST.
I wonder who is interrupting them now. Everyone is busy either beating Mike into a pulp out of anger or saying this is good for Lucy. However, some of the comments I read so far noting this seem to think Lucy is about to snap, but CLEARLY both Lucy and Mike reacted to /something./
Suz December 12, 2011, 12:59 AM EST.
Mike (as jack nicholson) You want the truth?! YOU CAN”T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!
one of my favorite lines in all of cinema, kudos for noticing the connection.
strider December 12, 2011, 1:01 AM EST.
Okay, I’m just gonna put this out there: I’m not the only one who can foresee Paulo punching Mike in his face if Lucy tells him about this, right? I’m pretty Pro Mike/Lucy, but I do understand the points he’s bringing up. And, you know what, I think that She needed something this shocking to her system to actually break out of some her habits. I see a very legitimate ending to this being Lucy not ending up with any body, but simply growing as a person and as an adult… This does seem a bit harsh, though.
Also, Taeshi, that fact that you can get people to ARGUE over your character’s personalities as if they are actual people is a true testament to your skill as a writer. Keep it up! ^.^
Jazzicle December 12, 2011, 1:01 AM EST.
I can agree with Mike telling her she pushes people away and clings to him (Although she’s changed recently.) and I can even agree with him pushing her away so she’ll stop bothering him if he really wants nothing to do with her.
He really needs to stop saying no one could ever like her and calling her a parasite and worthless. Mike is being a spiteful ******* in that respect. He’s intentionally trying to hurt her.
Push her away, tell her she needs to get over her fears and insecurities, but stop attacking her for being alive already.
Minty Lime Green December 12, 2011, 1:01 AM EST.
That is… a really good point. I had never considered that Mike would still need Lucy like that but it does make a whole lot of sense. Why his reaction would be so great and things like that.
Though I also get the sense that he’s really very angry at himself for loving Sandy and yet having feelings for Lucy at the same time. I think a lot of this guilt is coming across as well.
Kaddie December 12, 2011, 1:02 AM EST.
Oh wow. This page gave me heartburn.
Yeah yeah, I know, I was supposed to leave for a couple weeks for my health. Turns out my blocking software doesn’t last that long. D=
Ali December 12, 2011, 1:04 AM EST.
WOW he’s been kind of a jerk lately.
it’s like he suddenly doesn’t remember all of the good times they had growing up together? jeez what a jerk
he’s not worth your time girlie sheesh
Rocket Owl December 12, 2011, 1:04 AM EST.
You’re right about that. Mike turns his head and Lucy looks up. What has interrupted this horrid show of destroy Lucy today.
Kino December 12, 2011, 1:06 AM EST.
You know what would be hilarious if the whole argument just turned out to be a daydream of one of them while they were playing video games. Imagine all the disappointed readers after all the bashing over Mike or Lucy. lol
starfighter105 December 12, 2011, 1:10 AM EST.
He’s Miike, Miike! Ya never really know what he’s gonna say next. He’s Miike, Miike! Giggity Giggity Goo!
Travis December 12, 2011, 1:13 AM EST.
I am amazed Lucy hasn’t cryed by now. Dam, she’s emotionally strong! I’m also surprised by the fact that she’s BLUSHING. WTF, Lucy! Even though he’s yelling at you, hurting you, pushing you away, you still love him. Mike is right about the ‘pushing people away’ thing, but he’s so ****ing harsh about it! But as we have all experienced, who says the truth isn’t harsh? TT
N-star December 12, 2011, 1:14 AM EST.
Actually, when thinking about it… Is Mike good for EITHER Sandy or Lucy?
Yes, Lucy needed to grow from this. Yes, Sandy is worried about Mike so of course she’s not going to like Lucy with her physical abuse.
But if Mike would be this spiteful… what would happen if Sandy ever decided to actually break it up for legit reasons (maybe it’s not working out as it is hard to have an long distance relationship)? Would Mike scream at her in the same way?
Part of me feels that he’s actually a bit more abusive then he lets on, or even wants to believe. Words can sometimes hurt a person more then the physical abuse. (Though granted Lucy wasn’t the best of people in that department either, but she started to grow out of that). I’m kinda hoping that both girls somewhat learn to live without Mike… and prove him wrong of who they are.
Tea December 12, 2011, 1:15 AM EST.
Lol, family guy!
N-star December 12, 2011, 1:15 AM EST.
What I think… would make a massivly disasterous for mike moment is to look at the door… and find Chris and Haley there, most likely Chris crying because he can’t understand and Haley with a rather dissapointed look on his face. That or Lucy leaves suddenly, then Chris and Haley seeing and hearing a it, but Chris asking the uncomfortable question as he’s too young to understand.
But for the first one I think might have more impact on Mike unless he has really went off the deeper end.
If Lucy didn’t come to school for the last day, that might shake Mike’s thoughts of everyone leaving the table with him. But that’s just me. For saying all this, I don’t think Mike is even sure of what he’s saying. I mean I think he’d feel something was missing if Lucy wasn’t at least around.
What would be interesting to see though… is if Sandy was actually waiting to see Mike in order to break up with him. A case of the “long distance” relationship just not working out and she felt that maybe it would be better to hold off on things. Now how would Mike take it if he lost his perfect girlfriend after taking things too far, especially if others heard about this?
Glass December 12, 2011, 1:16 AM EST.
I’ve decided that this is a dream and therefore it is not real. Lucy is dreaming it up. she drank too much sprite and ate too much junk food and now she’s in a food coma. Yep! That’s how it works and if you say different then I say LALALALALA I CAN’T HEAR YOU!!!
Wolf December 12, 2011, 1:18 AM EST.
Lol, I keep thinking that 2!
N-star December 12, 2011, 1:19 AM EST.
god, i cant stop commenting!
im just imagining all the ways this could play out
A: mike says something that brings it to a head, and they lose all contact with eachother. oh, and lucy tells yashy that mikes not her dad, and yashy explodes in confusion.
A1: mike leaves the table, and all but mabye paulo follow
A1a: lucyXpaulo happens
A1b: FFC and his crew moves to lucys table, and lucy becomes a ‘bad girl’
B: mike calms down, and lucy goes “mike… i love you. dont hate me.”
B1: mike says “i despise you”
B2: mike says “i know. im sorry lucy. i like you. i really do. im so sorry.”
B2a: mikeXlucy happens. (INTIMATE mikeXlucy ohhoho! not really.)
B1a: lucy goes nuts and becomes a crazy cat lady. (not cat lady as in the fact that there cats, but as in crazy cat lady.)
B1b: lucy commits suicide
B1ba: mike feels so guilty he commits suicide
B1bb: everybody dies YAAAAY
B1c: lucy trys to commit suicide, but mike stops her. mike apologises, mikeXlucy
B1d: B1c, except paulo
oh, and the chapter will end with sandy walking in on them fighting, cause didnt she say shes visiting ‘round christmad?
last thing! you know how at the top of BCBs page theres a picture of mike and a picture of lucy? go look at those pictures. i miss those mikes and lucys.
curtisimo - oh how my mind wanders
curtisimo December 12, 2011, 1:22 AM EST.
i don’t know why but i just got through listening to alanis morrisete’s Ironic (it was a random youtube find, i swear.), but for some reason i think that song really matches this chapter.
i’ve never voiced it before, i get the feeling that your scenario A/A1B is the most likely. basically i feel like we’re about to see lucy become the new past-tess. unless present tess steps in and warns her about the path she is about to take.
strider December 12, 2011, 1:27 AM EST.
regarding this page… eh, i don’t care anymore.
i wish something would happen, though… all that’s going on is mike interrupting lucy every time she tries to talk through the pain, and emotionally rapes her even more, as if she’s not already dead inside!
i wish someone would kill someone else, or… show some kind of physical abuse… tearing someone to pieces mentally and emotionally is all well and good, but sometimes a large amount of gore is good for the soul.
*looks at the page number* so… is this scene going to drag on for the next 8 pages?
hope it ends on a funny scene… like mike leaving the table, but seeing not a single person follow him.
Thanatos December 12, 2011, 1:31 AM EST.
I really want Lucy to punch Mike in the face right now. Not sure whether or not that’s likely though. Oh well. :I
Although the thought that she’s pretty is probably in Lucy’s mind, that’s not the big huge reason why she thinks everyone likes her. Seriously. She’s not some vain narcisist who only thinks about her looks. Lucy’s improved in her attitude over the last couple of chapters. Sure, she was a bit on the abusive side at certain times, but I think she’s better now. Really. Mike’s taking this too far.
boo December 12, 2011, 1:33 AM EST.
Dang Taeshi… just dang.
Things are getting dark as heck.
And with a steady voiced verbal thrashing, no less.
I mean… dang….
It’s getting intense in there.
Whistle-tall December 12, 2011, 1:35 AM EST.
ya know at first the whole dick mike thing was bugging me, but now i like it cause it means that lucy can shed the skin of her child hood, and become the WOMAN she needs to be
Thespianut December 12, 2011, 1:36 AM EST.
I still don’t understand why she hasn’t left yet. Mike’s a dork, abandon him like he’s abandoning you. And then when Sandy shows up, KICK HER A**! MUAHAH!
Justin December 12, 2011, 1:38 AM EST.
i take it im not the only 1 that forsees a DEEP depresion 4 lucy posibly ending in an atempted suacide
and dose the “dumb comment filter” filter every comment?
damon December 12, 2011, 1:39 AM EST.
….. Hmmm…. now I’m back to being uncertain… Sure I hated Mike for what he said in the last few pages… But I dunno.
Some people say Lucy needs this. But I kinda disagree…. If Lucy needed this, then Mike probably should have said this in a different way. To me, he’s being hateful, which is not a very healthy way to tell someone you knew for years that they’re clingy and nobody would ever like them for who they are. It’s kind of cruel in a way.
I just have this feeling that after this, that either Lucy will commit suicide, everybody at the table will come to know of this and maybe ostracize Mike, and/or Sandy will break up with Mike when she hears about this or at least sees it in action.
… *sighs* I dunno… All I have to say is that now I’m back to being indifferent about the situation and wondering what will happen next….
Guest D December 12, 2011, 1:40 AM EST.
pretty much, if you say first or 1 or talk about the filter it pops up. also the @ will make it pop up
on a sidenote, i don’t think that a suicide is gonna happen. mike’s perception is actually sniper sharp on this, that’s why it’s so painful to watch because it’s pretty much the truth. so the more likely scenario is that lucy clams up and pushes the group away from her. or she becomes the new tess (past version) and starts hurting the group before they can hurt her.
strider December 12, 2011, 1:41 AM EST.
I wonder what got Mike’s attention.
Maybe Chris and/or Haley’s been pretty much spectating the entire thing.
Or he’s turning away from Lucy. Though the whole lines by his ear makes me believe he heard something.
Vigtyr December 12, 2011, 1:42 AM EST.
i added the thig about the filter after i tryed 2 post that comment
damon December 12, 2011, 1:42 AM EST.
This is becoming painful to read. But I really want to find out what happens =/ I hope everything is alright in the end. Obviously it will take a while.
Kirby Boi December 12, 2011, 1:43 AM EST.
DEFEND YOURSELF! DON’T LET HIM PUSH YOU AROUND: YOU CAN DO IT LUCY!
its amazing how i still like Lucy more…isn’t it? it feels crazy to me…
Adriana December 12, 2011, 1:46 AM EST.
Are LucyxMike shippers nonexistant yet?
StarSturdy December 12, 2011, 1:50 AM EST.
Oh Lordy, Mike is just piling it on. I don’t think that anyone needs to be dumped on this badly, even for their own good. Sure, you can let them down slowly, but this is straight-up pushing someone over the edge. Even so, Mike makes some good points, and Lucy has eight pages to prove him wrong.
OneWithTheShades December 12, 2011, 1:51 AM EST.
Mike…. Pick a setting already… hot… cold…. Just do it, dammit!
MikeShadow (No Relation) December 12, 2011, 1:54 AM EST.
I would laugh if Mike got sick with Streptococcus for talking so much xD
OneLonelyPickle December 12, 2011, 1:54 AM EST.
congrats mike finnaly your standing up to lucy great job drama bomb
ello mates December 12, 2011, 1:55 AM EST.
You can do it, Rucy-Chan! Eight pages to prove Douchenozzle Mc****face wrong!
Vercetti December 12, 2011, 1:55 AM EST.
I love this dialogue, and I feel positively AWFUL for Lucy right now. So excited to see where this is going next!
pachycephalosaurus December 12, 2011, 1:57 AM EST.
As it saddens me seeing him being so ruthlessly brutal in his words, I must begrudgingly admit that Mike does have a point. Yes, Lucy has changed her ways a bit (a little too late in regards to Mike), but let’s not forget that she still is distant and cold to most of her peers and still struggles with her bad habits. She could very easily cling to someone else — let’s say, for the sake of argument, with Paulo — and history would just repeat itself, he would end up hating her in the long run. Further, I realised that this page actually confuses me about Mike’s tirade. His words sound like they could be very powerful advice for her once you rationalise them, at least in this page. Let’s just hope that she’s able to twist his vindictive outburst into bettering herself, maybe (or hopefully) out of spite, to prove him wrong, and not doing something drastic (although, I think the latter is more likely, you know, for OH-SO-DELICIOUS drama).
Redd December 12, 2011, 1:57 AM EST.
Mike you’re all over the friggin board with this…
Seriously who answers questions like that so quickly so sharply and from all viewpoints so correctly? :o
Unless he’s been planning all this stuff out.
Mike you are obsessed dude!
Dragnite December 12, 2011, 2:00 AM EST.
What a jerk. Even if you hate someone you don’t do everything in your power to destroy their sense of self and any sense of security they may have. Especially when you know how messed up that person already is.
KiwiKoala December 12, 2011, 2:00 AM EST.
I could love you the way you are Lucy!
Xenos December 12, 2011, 2:00 AM EST.
OK just make out with her mike we all no your gonna do it
<(I_I)< <(I_I)> >(I_I)> lol kirby can dance
ello mates December 12, 2011, 2:01 AM EST.
She is bad but not all bad, Mike dude! You’re being manipulated by Sandy! Who has recently been revealed to have knowledge of Lucy’s existance and has been telling you she’s bad. Yaknow.
And she isn’t the selfish bitch you think she is. Do you remember the fight she had protecting her… Yes FRIENDS… Not just you? Wait no! You were DRUNK
/rant at fictional character over
Dragnite December 12, 2011, 2:07 AM EST.
Mikes head swiveled! If he was walking away, his whole body’d be turned. And notice that little -tick- line near his ear? He heard somethin’! Lest anyone forget he has Super Sensitive hearing! Voices? I predict family or Sandy! That text he got earlier could mean Sandy was almost here… AaaaAAA My brain.
DeValt & Whittaker December 12, 2011, 2:09 AM EST.
Wait his ears perked up. Maybe he’s recoiling in syrprise that he accidentally called Sandy and she heard all that!
…What, I can have hopes
Dragnite December 12, 2011, 2:09 AM EST.
You beat me to it!
Dragnite December 12, 2011, 2:11 AM EST.
@devalt & whitaker,
it’s not sandy, mike said sandy is coming next week (comic timeframe). i remember now cause at the start of this arc all the mike haters were yelling “she’s coming next week, why does lucy need to leave now.” but yeah he’s probably hearing someone coming up the stairs not cause of the tick mark (which are hairs by the way) but because his ears are perked up like a cat does when it hears something.
please don’t mention battleship, i’m still in disbelief that their actually making a battleship movie.
strider December 12, 2011, 2:11 AM EST.
All I have to say about this, is that he is going to regret it so ****ing badly when a horde of Lucy-worshippers burst into his house through the windows and burn him on a stake.
His head isn’t just turning.
Look at his scarf, his body is too.
Stuffnthat December 12, 2011, 2:13 AM EST.
@DeValt Maybe he’s trying to get Lucy to go before Sandy gets there? In case, he got carried away. If that IS whats happening, maybe he thought he couldn’t outright say that. But @ this point, he sunk her battle ship! n
Ultor Corp. December 12, 2011, 2:14 AM EST.
“(Comic Timeframe)” Oh well now I feel silly. It could be anyone else then. Maybe Sue, asking for switching partners? If it could happen in “The Burden Of Parenthood” then I suppose it can here too! Most like Haley or his Mum. I’m not getting my hopes up. Carry Me taught me that.
DeValt & Whittaker December 12, 2011, 2:20 AM EST.
Hope there’s comeuppance in Mike’s future. He deserves a lot of it. She tried to be a better person to her friends, especially Mike, and he doesn’t deserve any of it. Scumbags like him make me angry. I’ve lost an interest in forgiving him. He’s worse than Katherine. At least she’s too stupid to know better. He lacks that excuse and is using Lucy’s having trusted him to tear her down as skillfully as he can. That’s evil, people. If you’re not able to see that, a conversation with you is unlikely to be worth the time.
Screw Mike until her learns not to be evil or gets the suffering he deserves. Lucy dwells on things and blames herself a bunch already. All she wanted was to show the new her, break the ice, do the essay, and be supportive of Mike’s relationship. Mike won’t let her, so why should she hope for anything positive for him? He already made it clear where he stands on that.
Hoheh is a bit mad now…
Hoheh December 12, 2011, 2:22 AM EST.
Ugh… this is only going to lead to one thing
PAULO DUMPMNG JASMINE
yeah i know lost friendship lalala but you know who is really going to suffer from this…. Jasmine
Lucy is going to run to her rebound who is going to welcome her with open arms and when that happens BYE BYE JASMINE
so everyone has someone MIKEXSANDY, LUCYXPAULO
whisper December 12, 2011, 2:26 AM EST.
I’m 76.12% sure the door just opened. Oh and whoever said that Sandy’s coming in a week, Comic Time (I’m too lazy to check)…. Well, there’s always surprises…
Extendo Mags December 12, 2011, 2:32 AM EST.
Considering we broke 1,000 comments last update, let’s see if we can bring the comment count to… OVER 9000!!!!
ScrabMaster December 12, 2011, 2:35 AM EST.
all of this has happened in the span of about 10-20 minutes, i doubt sandy is that close to have arrived already even if she wanted to.
strider December 12, 2011, 2:36 AM EST.
This begs a new question…
What’s going to happen on BCB Friday?
Wr3h December 12, 2011, 2:36 AM EST.
I really really REALLY want to punch him right now. And Lucy is so dramatic, I bet she’ll try to kill herself next.
elle December 12, 2011, 2:38 AM EST.
@whisper: You and everyone like you. You fail it. She’s going to cry alone. And, though this might go over your head since it requires…thinking, she didn’t run to Paulo the last time. He came to her. There was no rebound. It never happened. Paulo showed caring, but he never did anything. It’s called not being a scumbag. Under the circumstances, how would he have known how THAT would end?
tl;dr Talk less. Learn more. Stop assuming on things you did a crappy job learning.
Hoheh December 12, 2011, 2:39 AM EST.
MIIIIIKEY, you bitch. Now he’s just being a complete jerk. Even Paulo let Lucy TALK, back when he was an idiot; he wasn’t MEAN. Mike is just being goddamn MEAN. (Speaking of Paulo, I’m beginning to think he’s the only guy doing something right in this story. He and maybe Augustus.)
Mocha December 12, 2011, 2:41 AM EST.
Lucy’s done running to her “rebound”.
She has something incredible to say, here. Mike just won’t let her say it yet.
Oneironaut December 12, 2011, 2:41 AM EST.
its pages like this that bring me back to the first comics that explain why lucy did cling to mike and why she became violent: pervy creepers
EmmaBemmaNem December 12, 2011, 2:42 AM EST.
@strider That’s why it’s called a surprise! Though NOW I doubt it’s anyone but family.
Extendo Mags December 12, 2011, 2:46 AM EST.
Still deserves it. Don’t act like she wasn’t a total b-word to Mike for the longest. Please…
All white knights please see yourself out.
Kyle December 12, 2011, 2:47 AM EST.
Hoheh, you’re wrong, too. How many chapters have we seen Lucy go off and cry about it. How many of those times had she been making an effort to do things better? To make amends?
What you’re saying.. and many other people… It’s not Taeshi’s style. Lucy’s not going to go cry about it, at least, not the way you’re describing it.
Oneironaut December 12, 2011, 2:48 AM EST.
I think what Hoheh said was pretty accurate, if not a little not.
FluffleButt83c December 12, 2011, 2:48 AM EST.
Says the internet tough guy.
Vigtyr December 12, 2011, 2:48 AM EST.
Wow. This is getting more brutal by the second. Even though I hate Mike for being this cruel, he has a few valid points; Lucy should loosen up a little.
Also happy birthday Taeshi.
CatTrooper December 12, 2011, 2:53 AM EST.
EPIC DRAMATIC CLIFFHANGER
This is becoming so painful to read… yet I can’t stop!
Also, 7th panel completely broke my heart. How can’t he have any mercy of a face like that… though the Mike we first knew and loved never did things without thinking first. Maybe he HAS some hidden purpose for treating Lucy so harshly… I hope **goes to cry in corner until Monday**
Flying Potato December 12, 2011, 2:53 AM EST.
im crying so many dragon tears why you make me cry, taeshi?
OH GOD THERE’S JELLYBEANS EVERYWHERE
Once again I’m totally not racist anymore :o
IDog December 12, 2011, 2:56 AM EST.
Oh Mikie, what are we going to do with you ?!?
Beth December 12, 2011, 3:02 AM EST.
To Quote the Author:
“Hello, and welcome to a new chapter! For those of you complaining that the last two chapters were relatively short, well, ha. Joke’s on you, this one’s probably gonna be about 40 pages!
Also for those whining that the chapters before were silly and aimless, HA. JOKE’S ON YOU, THIS ONE IS FAR FROM IT.
Many apologies in advance, you’re all in for a pretty awful ride.”
She did warn us…
Ujima Jamah December 12, 2011, 3:04 AM EST.
well said, ujima jamah, we were warned buuuuut,
WE DIDN’T LISTEN, WEE DIDN’T LIISTEEN! >
strider December 12, 2011, 3:07 AM EST.
IT NEVER ENDS! Just when you think he is done and thrust the finishing blow, he twists the sword in her heart some more!
Carter will ALWAYS love Lucy!
Vincent December 12, 2011, 3:07 AM EST.
honestly mike shut the **** up for one goddamn min an let her ****ing speak…all you done is walk over her step on her down talk her chew her out like she is nothing more then a criminal…honestly you still need to burn in hell
DarkFox December 12, 2011, 3:07 AM EST.
I realize this is a fictional story, but all the comments that say Lucy deserves what she’s getting right now hurt me a bit. By all means Mike has his points, but he’s going about telling them in an unnecessarily harsh way.
I know people are going to disagree with me on this, but I’ve never viewed what Lucy has done to Mike in the past as abuse. To me it was rough-housing, something boys of all ages do all the time (and oh boy is some of it brutal… ). Lucy’s a tomboy and always has been, so her being rough isn’t that surprising. If she was really abusing Mike, she’d be breaking his bones, cutting him open and who knows what else. And… yeah.
I’m definitely going back to not even looking at the comments again. While everyone is entitled to their opinion (something I swear by), it’s just a bit harder to enjoy the comic while trying to see everyone’s views especially ones I find a bit hurtful. So, bye I guess.
Sam E December 12, 2011, 3:08 AM EST.
What are you talking about Mike? Lucy is sooo lovable! Stop being an ******* and look at what you’re DOING to her!
Skitl December 12, 2011, 3:10 AM EST.
also…from all of this **** he’s done…i can’t seen nothing in lucy no longer…her hearts broken an her soul is just vanished…its been completely destroyed i can’t see anything within her no more…its heartbreakin for me =/
DarkFox December 12, 2011, 3:11 AM EST.
that’s what this chapter is ALL about, CLEARING up the misconceptions of the previous chapters. Till now we’ve been thinking that lucy’s punching mike as comical or rough housing. the author, YES THE AUTHOR, is now telling us that it wasn’t that mike actually got hurt by lucy in those incidents. therefore as such in mike’s new perspective it’s abuse and it should be viewed as such. (it’s called a retcon, by the way)
strider December 12, 2011, 3:12 AM EST.
ok ok-sigh- epic crush my heart
Jonny_M December 12, 2011, 3:17 AM EST.
personally i think its the other way around. Mike is pushing people away by forcing them to chose. I just hope Lucy can pull through this and figure out that other people DO care about her !
sigh... December 12, 2011, 3:24 AM EST.
Said it before
HE STARTED IT
TotallyDrawn December 12, 2011, 3:24 AM EST.
Hm, I think I get it.
Something that was thought to be OK now isn’t.
And now I understand the “Kill mike” camp a little.
….big fan of the undercat, ain’t ya?
Never here December 12, 2011, 3:26 AM EST.
Nobody could love you for who you are? Nobody could love you for who you are?!
Wow. Just wow. Walk about boy. Just walk away. I’m sorry, you have gone past the level of being honest to being emotionally abusive. Congratulations.
As physically abusive as she might have been, she meant it in good fun. You’re purposefully being emotionally abusive and that line?
Oh god that line is what leads people to do horrible things.
Mike, you’re wrong. People can and DO love her for who she is. You might not but just because you can’t doesn’t mean nobody can. Stop projecting yourself on to the world.
Will December 12, 2011, 3:26 AM EST.
kinda, lol, but i’m more about clearing up misinformation. but i can be very passionate about it sometimes, if i think things are being unnecessarily one sided i’ll step in to fight for the lesser opinion. so it can come off as overly defensive of a character.
although i’ve ferociously fought this battle before (so i won’t go deeply into it again) i’ll say it again. mike didn’t start this, lucy did by not catching on to the fact that she was making mike angry and leaving when she had the chance. in other words she couldn’t handle the truth (still love that line, it’s so versatile)
people may love lucy, on a personal level, but LUCY won’t LET them get that close to her so she can see it. she’s gonna clam up and push everyone away, as a matter of instinctive defensive reflex. so it doesn’t matter if they love her, regardless of how they love her, if she won’t allow them to get close to her if it means she could be hurt.
strider December 12, 2011, 3:30 AM EST.
i have a feeling someone was watching from the doorway, like his sister or something. that’d be GREAT A WITNESS!!!!!!!!!
Neila078 December 12, 2011, 3:39 AM EST.
Mike is right to express how he doesn’t like being abused, but you should never talk to another person like this. It’s wrong to speak down to others whether they are friends or even people you don’t really like, it only makes things worse for everyone in the end, because you never know how they’ll react to it.
Blah December 12, 2011, 3:39 AM EST.
Think he’s being a bit of a wuss, hurting her then not having the guts to look her in the face. You caused this Mike, now deal with it you heartless coward.
Kite December 12, 2011, 3:44 AM EST.
what are you talking about? he’s been looking at her squarely in the face the whole time. he’s only looking away now because something (probably a sound) caught his attention. note that lucy went from trembling to slightly raising her head as well, indicating she heard/sensed it too.
well i might be misreading that last part, but it looks to me like her head went from a 40 degree angle to a 50 degree angle. but that could be an error in the art style (although i doubt that they’d let something like that slip) also note the decreasing amount of front ribbon on lucy as an indicator as well.
strider December 12, 2011, 3:46 AM EST.
Doesn’t look like Lucy raised her head to me. Looks the same. Looks like she lowered her head to cry so Mike looked away.
Kite December 12, 2011, 3:51 AM EST.
Let me first say, I LOVE this comic and will never stop reading it, the story is fabulous the twists keep me wondering and I envy your artistic skill…
but I feel the need to rant a LITTLE just now.
I can honestly say, this particular update makes me want to slap Mike so hard he forgets his own name. Saying that sort of thing to someone, I dont care WHO it is or how bad you think they need to hear it, is what leads to suicides. I admit, Lucy doesnt exactly have a bad lot in life, but emotional knives like that lead to people playing with razor blades or looking at ropes in a far too friendly fashion. If you have to tell someone something like that, at least use SEMI careful language. I don’t care if you’re still a bit mean, but this is almost as bad as the time I watched a boy tell a girl “No one likes you anyway, you should just go kill yourself” because he was having a bad day and didn’t want her trying to cheer him up. It might have been TRUE that no one wanted her around, but he shouldn’t have said it like that.
And no I’m not saying no one wants Lucy around, you’d have to be stupid ( or mike) to think that.
Tygerwulf December 12, 2011, 3:52 AM EST.
So what mike
she volent and rude?
but it was YOU
who lead her in to being so
then you brake her down like that ?
yeah your rigth your No friend of hers!
so hopeing that was sandy and saw the monster he truely is
but sadly that un likely
RawRz December 12, 2011, 3:53 AM EST.
This is hard to watch, but very interesting to see what going to happen next. I just love how this comic just grabs you. Very good drama.
I have a feeling this is going to be a big wall of text.
Mike has been a great friend to Lucy and has been with her since they were little. Yes, it’s was wrong of Lucy to do the things she did before and he has every right to be mad about it, but I don’t like how Mike is being here. He has been with her long enough to know what causes her to feel miserable and pain and uses the one that hurts her the most in this situation.
To most on what he making Lucy realize about herself is true, but now he’s going overboard. What does he have to gain by telling her, “You’re a parasite” or “Nobody could love for who you are.”? It is also irritating that he’s not letting her finish a full sentence to see what she has to say. If your going to end a friendship, at least have both friends have a say in something.
Lucy has done wrong and I think anyone could appreciate that she’s changing for the better. Mike has done wrong and tried to make things right, but in this he is not doing a good job here. However, you can say ANYTHING out of anger. I think later on, somehow he’s going to regret it just as Lucy regrets the things she did because just like her, what goes around comes around.
Seeing who deserves more hate and who deserves more sympathy to what’s going on right now…I believe this is going around in circles. I can understand why because this chapter of the story about two childhood friends is a big turn around. Their friendship is just being shattered more by the page. But I mean, they’re a young teenagers who are in high school that are growing maturity. Anything can happen, really. I still like them as great characters and I think none of them should have more hate, sympathy, or likeable/loveable then the other cause I’m pretty sure the view of these characters will change just like always until the very end.
These are is just my opinions though. I like reading other people’s thoughts and writing their own opinions on how this situation is going.
Sepiawolf December 12, 2011, 3:54 AM EST.
I hope Mike’s sister comes up to see what the noise is, mike’ll get an earful from her
crowfether December 12, 2011, 4:03 AM EST.
I like how the story is making the commenters kinda alternate opinions on Mike. One minute he’s agreeable, next page he’s a terrible person for the things he’s saying, and now he’s agreeable again.
Chiba December 12, 2011, 4:09 AM EST.
I`m impressed that she didn`t puke of the stress. Actually, i`m impressed that she is still standing and didn`t run away. I would cry at the half of that in a corner, sobbing like a child.
So, is Mike saying that he hates her, but til think she is a hottie?… I wonder what that means.
FAKE December 12, 2011, 4:10 AM EST.
ARGHHH !!! I HATE U MIKE !!
at the first moment i read this comic i adore U like i adore my idol
BUT NOW !!! I HATE U AN INFINITY TIMES !!! I WILL NEVER ADORE U AGAIN !!
Bird :) December 12, 2011, 4:12 AM EST.
that she’s selfish and vain? a person can hate someone and still think they’re hot. a person can think a model is hot but still think they’re a bad person (read b***h, (wow, really, my original didn’t get censored for that, HEY GUYS YOU CAN USE THAT WORD HERE, lol. *sigh* guess i’ll have to censor myself))
his prediction is that LUCY won’t allow them to stay close to her and push them away because SHE’S afraid of getting hurt by them. NOT that her friends are not going to want to be friends with her. the group he predicted will stay anyways because lucy pushed them away, the rest he figures will go their own way.
strider December 12, 2011, 4:12 AM EST.
For one, I am proud that Lucy hasn’t hit or physically hurt Mike in anyway. She could still be in shock from the hurtful words, but her self control shows her continued growth as a better person.
What Mike has been saying, though, is not acceptable and I agree with what some of what the other commenters are saying about Mike becoming a bully.
I have a hard time believing that Lucy would just be abandoned by all her friends. The reactions and outcomes of this are yet to be seen and I look forward to seeing the results.
Taeshi, your art continues to be amazing and I am loving this art style more and more as the comic goes on. Keep up the great work.
Zuzu December 12, 2011, 4:16 AM EST.
Jeez, Mike is just barraging Lucy with insults, he doesn’t even stop to think about what he is saying *facepalm
;_; December 12, 2011, 4:22 AM EST.
On the other hand, it could be eavesdropping.
He did prophesize he would return to Lucy’s aid…
Technically very unlikely but would be intriguing to see.
Masket December 12, 2011, 4:27 AM EST.
HA HA HA HA HA!
Congratulations Mike! You’ve done it! You’ve officially become Augustus v.2.assholier…… assholier, that is now a word. I just made it.
CopicRXXIX December 12, 2011, 4:32 AM EST.
long story short, guys, mike is telling lucy, through brutally and sometimes abrasively honest comments, that:
1. he doesn’t want to be her friend anymore.
2. that she’s gonna push her friends away with the way she is (which could be interpreted as she needs to change further to let people get close to her, but i highly doubt lucy will interpret it that way.)
i was gonna say more but i think that about covers it, would he have told her differently if he wasn’t infuriated with her nagging at him to tell her what was on his mind? yes, more than likely since micheal does have a cool headed side to him too. did that happen? no, because like i said lucy nagged at him to tell her what was going on in his head till he snapped. she wanted the truth well she got the truth (from micheal’s perspective.) and she couldn’t handle it.
that would be an interesting development, but wouldn’t that be a bit biased and one sided since she would’ve only heard one side, the mike screaming side? not the lucy pushed him into telling her what’s up side? basically she only heard the effect not the cause.
strider December 12, 2011, 4:38 AM EST.
Crap. Can’t believe this. I quite identified myself with Mike, but not anymore… That’s just cruel, needlessly cruel. Unforgivable.
amagad December 12, 2011, 4:38 AM EST.
Yup, every page just continues to vindicate my Mike hatred. And I agree with Zuzu; Lucy is showing amazing growth by not retaliating physically with all this. Granted, she’s now growing in another wrong direction, THANK YOU MIKE.
And please, PLEASE, let that be his sister he’s hearing eavesdropping, and let her have heard every word. Lucy’s never gonna tell anyone about this cause she’s turned into the type to bottle it all up due to Mike’s terrible treatment when she DID open up. So she needs someone else to spread the word on this and back her up.
Shadai December 12, 2011, 4:41 AM EST.
@Shadai personally I hope its mikes mom with a phone call from Sandy, THAT would be most appropriate…because I suspect Sandy would have something to say about mikes choice of words and his attitude. “I wanted you to stand up for yourself not make an a**of yourself” sort of thing
Tygerwulf December 12, 2011, 4:45 AM EST.
This is not truth. There is NO truth in this. This is Mike warping what he IS right about into something designed to do the most damage to an already fragile mind. If there is any truth to this, it has been weaponized to the point of being lies.
Lucy is not the person he’s accusing her of being anymore. And she never was the person he’s describing. This page had more truth than the last few sure, but again, the way he’s delivering it is deliberatly designed to do more harm than good. He’s not trying to help her, he’s out to hurt.
Shadai December 12, 2011, 4:45 AM EST.
You know, I’ve come to a realization that I don’t have to agree with anyone about this, and I don’t need other people’s approval on my opinion. Also, that this is a fictuitous webcomic for entertainment value. You can hate a character in a book, sometimes you’re meant to hate them as a rhetorical device. This webcomic gives a wonderful human drama in which all sides are so clear that it makes people forget that they are not people with souls and hopes and dreams, so clear that it effectively mirrors the real world in that there is no true black/white right and wrong. I almost envy Veronica for her talent in this.
It no longer matters how much I bleat that I was willing to give Michael the Benifit of Doubt and as soon as I gave him this he smashed it all over the place. It no longer matters, simple as that.
This is me deciding that I am too emotionally tied to this comic for my own good. I am henceforth distancing myself from it. I’ll still follow it, but more because I am stunned with how well Veronica develops her characters and I am determined to learn from her. I plan to be an author, after all, and character development in fiction is one of the three core principles.
Now that’s done. That is my logical reasoning. Now for the part that nobody else is going to like reading, but I’m going to love writing. Feel free to completely ignore all that comes after this.
For those of you with the attention spans of squirrels who mentally cannot bring themselves to the task of reading my entire comment, don’t worry yourself with that task. The words before this paragraph were for those who cared about civilty. The following are for those who do not care for civilty:
I’m done trying to convince you people. You don’t listen anyway. Instead of commenting after this, I’m going to read what you have to say that you THINK hasn’t been said already… and I’m going to laugh. And laugh. And laugh. Because there’s been 600+ comments on just about every page of this chapter, and as Taeshi herself points out 1000+ on the LAST PAGE. Even considering that most of that dross was short and unreasoned blurtations, do you think that the occasional wall of text on each and every one of these pages hasn’t said what you have to “add”? If you think you can phrase it better you don’t have to try too hard to accomplish that, you can go right on ahead.
Me, I’m tired of being one of the three or four thinking individuals who actually regularly comment here. I’m just sick of it. I’m sick of taking this webcomic so seriously, I’ve actually been a little depressed because A) Lucy’s plight has actually caused my oh-so-logical heart to shed logic and roar with useless barbaric rage and then brood angrily for days just under my every waking thought, and B) The stupidity in the comment section I don’t really mind. The MINDLESS REPITITION of the stupidity despite all I have to say, I’m going to have to say that I mind that.
This is Biblioholic, signing out of the comment section permanently. Perhaps I might start participating in the forum now, I don’t know, but I’m done taking this so seriously.
Biblioholic December 12, 2011, 4:45 AM EST.
Ohh….a mother would be even worse for him. Especially with Sandy on the phone. I like it.
Shadai December 12, 2011, 4:47 AM EST.
You make some good points but there was no need to insult anyone with
“For those of you with the attention spans of squirrels who mentally cannot bring themselves to the task of reading my entire comment, don’t worry yourself with that task.” And comment sections are pretty much MADE for repetition and argument, very few people take the time to read through every comment that’s been posted if the number goes beyond 50 or 60.They post their thoughts and opinions, just the way you did. Try not to be so harsh on them for using the comments section to do that. After all, its only the internet, the people here aren’t people you have to deal with in day to day life and if reading all the comments upsets you, follow the many and only read a few, or skim through to find the interesting ones.
Tygerwulf December 12, 2011, 4:51 AM EST.
I thought you might =) I can just SEE a parents reaction to that sort of thing.. I can almost hear my own mother “I did NOT raise you to behave that way! What were you thinking?!” and grounded for a month would be the least of the worries
Tygerwulf December 12, 2011, 4:52 AM EST.
Biblio, uh, the reason for the comments section is kinda SO people can vent. And yeah, lots aren’t gonna have the time to read the 600+ posts that come up so there will undoubtably be some repetition. I myself only scan it looking for something that stands out. Sounds like you’re still taking things a little seriously, and you’re kinda lashing out at those who are just trying to make opinions heard.
But I do agree about the whole distancing thing. Myself, I’m actually losing interest due to the intenseness of the comic; its one thing to get a reaction but its another to cross a line. I’m hoping the next page offers a much needed breath of relif from Mike’s ranting; its been going for pages now and I’m tuning out.
And you’re also right about turning to the forums for conversation; thats what they’re there for after all. I’d go myself but I’m still up in the air about this comic and where its going.
Whachamacallit December 12, 2011, 4:54 AM EST.
Biblioholic, why are you even IN the comments section in the first place if you don’t like people voicing their opinions? You honestly expect everyone to talk like they’re debating a doctorate thesis?
StatingTheObvious December 12, 2011, 4:58 AM EST.
that was quite unneccesary, at this point i don’t care if you read this or not. because you have lost what little shred of respect i had for you as a fellow commenter. you basically called the majority of the other commenters here idiots, well, you sir, can shove that little comment straight up your high and mighty pompous rear. here in this small corner of the internet, which is a realm for the free trade of ideas without oppression or persecution, we are allowed to speak our minds on what we think of this particular piece of media. if you disagree with someone that’s perfectly fine, but calling someone an idiot cause you don’t agree with them or “dislike” repeating yourself is quite rude and very unnecessary. if you dislike it so much there is a simple way around that, tell others you don’t want to repeat yourself. So you can go to the forums, have fun there i wish you the best, but if you act anything there like you just acted here, i doubt you’ll have very many who will want to trade ideas with you. in closing ADIOS A-HOLE.
that’s pretty messed guy you must have a low opinion of me, i would only defend him hitting her if it was in a life or death self defense situation.
anywho, her reaction is telling it better than if she physically hit him. she getting her world rocked so bad that she’s on the verge of vomiting. as for the other stuff i said, it’s just a prediction, i could be completely wrong. hell she could be the one who tell the group about what happened and they all retaliate on mike. i, however, doubt that because she probably just took twenty steps back on her path of change. so she’s back to square one back to where she clings to people in order to save her sanity.
strider December 12, 2011, 5:00 AM EST.
Okay. Seriously. This just boggles my mind. Like Lucy, I simply CANNOT comprehend why Mike is being like this. Is he really THAT simple? THAT easily-influenced? Is she really that bad a person? If so, I haven’t seen it.
Jessica U. Ingmann December 12, 2011, 5:05 AM EST.
@derp (since my edit timer ran out)
I percieved it that way, mike is just telling her this out of anger. it’s not meant to be that deep coming from him, but the basic idea is there whether or not mike meant it that way.
well we’ll see if she truly could handle it, but from what i’ve been seeing it’s messing her up pretty bad.
also, i only defend mike because if you take the angry emo screaming context out of it and look at the basic ideas he’s bringing up some good points about the flaws of lucy’s character.
About the biblio rant:
maybe, but did he have to go into a page long rant about it. he could’ve did like i did and said “peace out bitches” (lets see if it gets censored this time) which obviously i eventually came back anyways but that’s beside the point. it was rude and unnecessary.
strider December 12, 2011, 5:15 AM EST.
Wtf Mike? Why you sooo mean to Lucy? I hope Lucy can recover from this…..
UnknownDude December 12, 2011, 5:15 AM EST.
seriously,, stop it mike!
I think she get it already
Why keep the war going if he can just say “i dont love you and you dont love me.. it’s only an illusion of not being alone you miss and not me in person” or something
Luz-miss December 12, 2011, 5:18 AM EST.
Urg, never posted on this before, I always left it up to everyone else with their discussions. But I really want Lucy to now just turn around and walk out. Leave Mike to his raging and move on. I’ve been a LucyxMike shipper for ages, but I think reading the comments and seeing more of this vent of frustrations on the poor emotionally unstable girl is just unfair. She deserves better. He can keep his long distance relationship. She doesn’t deserve this. Maybe a knock back so she’ll stop pining for him and realise he actually is an ***, but not a complete strip down of her unstable self, chewing it up and then stamping it into the floor. She is who she is, maybe that needs a little push in the right direction, doesn’t mean she’s wrong or has no personality.
Flibbertigibbet December 12, 2011, 5:21 AM EST.
I beg to differ, Mike. After reading Elfen Lied, DearS, and TwoKinds I’ve found i’m strangely attracted to a martyr or “damaged goods” and frankly, after this, Lucy’s going to need an emotional crutch. (Oh gods, i’m talking to cartoon cats)
Cloudedice December 12, 2011, 5:24 AM EST.
Nice work again, the art flows nice
but to be sincere i want this sene to end so the story can keep flowing
Dracke December 12, 2011, 5:25 AM EST.
I’m kinda hoping that Sandy’s shown up early and is standing in the door-way listening to her “sweet, loving” boyfriend carry on like a *****.
On a side note I don’t know where everyone is getting all this Sandy hate from. I don’t like her at all but I really don’t see how anyone can pin this outburst on her “controlling” him. She did what any girlfriend or boyfriend would do in her situation, she told someone she loves and cares for to get out of a situation where they were being hurt. She really doesn’t need to know about their deep history to know that he was being hurt and to wish that he wasn’t, honestly I’d feel the same way if it were my boyfriend. Can any of you say you wouldn’t dislike someone who was repeatedly physically injuring the person you love? regardless of their excuse?
On a different topic I agree Mike’s acting like a ***** about this and has gone from justified angry rant to out right hurtful and nasty, I also agree that Lucy doesn’t deserve this. All I hope is that at least some of her friends will stand by her and help her pick up the pieces.
Has anyone considered that maybe everyone won’t pick sides? Most of their friends have their own problems, responsibilities and relationships now and seem to not have a lot of spare time to deal with this sort of thing.
Fwoodle December 12, 2011, 5:26 AM EST.
This guy is starting to sound ridiculous. ARE YOU DONE YET, MIKE?
It’s like he never finish bitching .
Udyr December 12, 2011, 5:26 AM EST.
yeah i retaliated, like i said he lost my respect for calling almost everyone here idiots and got the full spectrum of my disrespect for him. like my mother always told me “respect isn’t given, it’s earned” therefore if i no longer respect you i no longer am obligated to convey a similar respect. that’s why i came off rude.
Edit: oh the joy of finding out the holes in the censor. anyhow I lmao at your filter test.
strider December 12, 2011, 5:30 AM EST.
Lucy is not selfish Mike…
If you’d just shut up, pay attention, and listen to her you’d learned long ago that Lucy has been trying to change… Trying to better herself…
But you keep pushing her away… Forcing her back to the very darkness she’s been trying so hard to escape…
If there’s anyone here who’s being selfish it’s you, because when Lucy was trying to connect with someone else you then called her pathetic…
So I hope the others pound you to submission for what your about to cause and I hope Sandy sees what you have become so she can slap some sense into you, cause I know that if anyone can bring you to your senses it’s her…
AlphaMoon December 12, 2011, 5:34 AM EST.
“hey, mike.” “what?” “KNIFE” (annoying orange)
ftu December 12, 2011, 5:39 AM EST.
I keep expectin’ Lucy to clock ‘im one on the next page, but she hasn’t yet. :0
That there is some self control I bet. Maybe Mike should try it out, I bet it’d suit the guy.
Shawn December 12, 2011, 5:40 AM EST.
Mike is now an official rated-A *******.
anon December 12, 2011, 5:40 AM EST.
well, i don’t believe in turning the other cheek (not to imply that that’s yours or the civilised persons viewpoint) so well if i react abrasively to insults on those who don’t deserve said insults, well that’s just me being me. if someone calls me an asshat or a hypocrite because of it well that’s their perogative (or however it’s spelled). imho if i’m being respectful to you and you insult me back then you no longer get my respect. now biblio may or may not have been pointing his comment at me specifically but i feel that the other commenters (minus the ones who are just trolls) deserve the same category of respect. so calling them idiots was very disrespectful (wow in hindsight maybe i should’ve used that word instead the one i used in my original rant)
and with that let’s just move on, and agree to disagree on how insults should be handled.
strider December 12, 2011, 5:49 AM EST.
mikes a ***
gobo744 December 12, 2011, 5:50 AM EST.
oi lucy please just punch him already and knock some sense into him do something you shouldn’t stand for this and quite frankly what he said is wrong!
Anima December 12, 2011, 5:54 AM EST.
Oh my goodness nobody has hated Mike more than this chapter xD Taeshi, did you realize this would happen when you wrote this?
I love it. LUCY STAND UP FOR YOURSELF
Konicaa December 12, 2011, 5:57 AM EST.
Ya know, looking at this, I can’t help but somehow compare Mike to Oriharo Izaya from Durarara. Since they both have this view “I love everyone and everyone loves me” , while enjoying seeing some people suffer at the same time.
Kanashe December 12, 2011, 5:57 AM EST.
Man. Since she goes from shaking to…well, not, I presume she has built up some resolve or something. Keepin us on our toes, Taeshi, in anticipation.
karkles December 12, 2011, 5:57 AM EST.
Ouch. Paaaaaaaiiiiinfuul, but oh so true. I wounder if Zachery’s prediction will come true?
Neo December 12, 2011, 6:01 AM EST.
Isn’t it bad enough that you chop her down to such a level, Mike?
Now you can’t even let her finish her sentences !
I see that some Mike ego needs some Lucy bashing right now
I can’t even bear to think what a comment like that could do to her self image…
Meiko December 12, 2011, 6:12 AM EST.
She isnt THAT bad.
come on Mike, I understand she isn’t the GREATEST person on earth but this is a little too harsh
Mr. Morningstar December 12, 2011, 6:17 AM EST.
If after all this, Lucy becomes at least somewhat more functional, then that’ll be pretty great.
SushiJaguar December 12, 2011, 6:35 AM EST.
Well… I assume that at this point there is nothing new I can say, so I’ll simply say this is tearing out my heart everyday, but i still love it. Thank you Taeshi, you do emotions really well.
Deuce Moose December 12, 2011, 6:36 AM EST.
Mike’s needed this to feed his happiness! Don’t you see people, let him kill persons and he will be finally happy.
OMG December 12, 2011, 6:36 AM EST.
I use to be a MikexLucy, until i took a flashback to the emotions.
Still love Lucy, still hate maishul
Kindle_kat December 12, 2011, 6:39 AM EST.
I sense that Lucy has something important to say, but Mike isn’t letting her by not giving her a chance to say it. Also, cue Zachary coming out of nowhere and punching Mike in the face.
Pocator December 12, 2011, 6:50 AM EST.
Lucy, you’ve got to fight back and stand up for yourself!
Beemo December 12, 2011, 7:05 AM EST.
Mike is letting all beans out and feel bad for Lucy but it was gonig the signs. O wonder how well daisy well react to this and Abe to ?
Ac130 December 12, 2011, 7:13 AM EST.
i can’t remember did Blur die because if not where the f is he
Freidrich December 12, 2011, 7:19 AM EST.
Lucy had this coming.
She had this coming for a long time.
argh December 12, 2011, 7:30 AM EST.
Where’s Carter when you need him ;A;
Poor Lucy … I can’t wait for the next page ;ww;
alala December 12, 2011, 7:31 AM EST.
I admit, Lucy had this coming. But Mike! You’re going a bit far. You never see Lucy back down like this… You KNOW how much this will hurt her, Mike. You KNOW. You are ruining a life right now. Seriously. Stop it. You’re better than that.
Timegirl December 12, 2011, 7:35 AM EST.
BUT MIKE, SHE NEEDED TO BLOW HER NOSE ON THE SCARF!! HOW COULD YOU!?
Also, why she goes all ;__; sad crying tremble, to ‘__’ okay I get it I’m a loser, must be impling something… like something really, really obvious, as in, her being sad.
Beyatchart December 12, 2011, 7:47 AM EST.
I’m really waiting for her to just get the **** out of Mike’s house. I would’ve left by now.
I bet Mike would feel bad if Lucy went and committed suicide over this…I mean, I don’t want that to happen, but still, knowing her, it could very well happen. If she refuses to acknowledge that she has other friends, then anything’s possible, although it seemed Paulo has finally started breaking that ****ing barrier.
NintendoSegaSonyGuy December 12, 2011, 7:49 AM EST.
that’s your house why are you leaving
Corn December 12, 2011, 7:52 AM EST.
I wanna hear what she’s gonna say! Or do…*pow!*
klv3s December 12, 2011, 8:09 AM EST.
yall are balls crazy, nobody deserves to be beaten down that badly, its just…. gross.
Takun December 12, 2011, 8:10 AM EST.
Mike I can’t believe I thought you were ‘nice’ before all this. But now your just like making sure Lucy breaks down. You know how much it’s tearing her down, I mean we’ve seen her look scared before, but not a about to cry look.
I feel really bad for Lucy. I sorta understand how she feels.
Gensis Greene December 12, 2011, 8:16 AM EST.
No but seriously, this page is just…
ALL OF THE EMOTIONS.
I wonder who walked in on them in the last panel :?
ABowlOfFigs December 12, 2011, 8:18 AM EST.
Mike. STOP. You’re going too far.
asimplefangirl December 12, 2011, 8:20 AM EST.
I didn’t even think of that!
I can be so thick sometimes. Obviously he’s perking his ears ‘cause somebody’s there, ooohhhh. Thanks.
Tickle Monster December 12, 2011, 8:23 AM EST.
2tailed_fox December 12, 2011, 8:29 AM EST.
Totally agreed until Mike went with that low blow.
Low blow, bro. LOW BLOW.
Dudster December 12, 2011, 8:31 AM EST.
DIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICK.
But maybe its true.
Rozon December 12, 2011, 8:31 AM EST.
Please, PLEASE tell me that the next pages will involve Mike losing every ounce of dignity he has left, forcing an irate, apparently wrong Sandy to go to his place, only to realize that she made his life a living hell.
Yours most sincerely,
Yet Another Fan Who Doesn’t Like Mike Because of the Low Blow
darnitmike December 12, 2011, 8:37 AM EST.
You know what? I applaud Mike for what he is saying. The truth is Lucy has been such a nasty person not only to him, but everyone they know, and people think karma is going to catch up to Mike? I’d have to disagree. The way I see it, this is karma catching up to Lucy for the way she treated Mike (especially when she broke his DS!(refrence to vacation arch)). Also, did she ever say she was sorry, did she ever admit she is a terrible person to Mike? NO! All she did was act like everything will turn out the way she wants it to be. Time to wake up Lucy. Retribution is being served.
Rob64 December 12, 2011, 8:41 AM EST.
At some point It’s gonna be Lucy’s turn to tell Mike off… so now I just play the waiting game
Chihuahua December 12, 2011, 8:51 AM EST.
I Still love you Lucy.
RohanSpartan December 12, 2011, 8:56 AM EST.
Lucy isn’t horrible or a parasite
Lucy is caring,sweet and lovable inside if people would see that,well you probably already have you have seen her around her pets how she is loving and caring,that is the lucy inside she is just afraid to show it.
And my other reason is when the “person” aproached her and she said “ill make sure it doesn’t happen again” That it the lucy we all know and read about.Hope you fans’ll undertand
LucyDucy December 12, 2011, 9:01 AM EST.
I have been in arguments where I never get a chance to say anything. Those are the worst, since you only get to hear one side of the argument. You give up on trying to defend yourself an start believing what your hearing.
I have almost been in this very same argument. The one I loved at the time got a girlfriend who turned out to the be the jealous type. She told him things that he decided to believe despite have knowing me since we were kids. He blew up at me just after the death of my father and hit me with many many low blows..
After about 5 suicide attempts some friends and family finally understood what happened and helped me. A few years later it was he who killed himself after his girlfriend dumped him and he had to think about everything he had done and said. Maybe I am a bad person, but the news of his death didn’t phase me at all. *shrug*
Lucy needed to hear all of this, I agree with that. But Mike didn’t need to be an *** and play on her fears. Some people say that this Lucy’s Karma, but what goes around comes around. You can’t kick someone when they are down and not be kicked yourself. Something will happen to Mike its just a matter of waiting.
Please Lucy, stay strong, I know this hurts. You do have more friends then you think, and I believe that you were just starting to understand that. Don’t let the sick up Mikes *** beat you. You are a wonderful person (cat) when you let yourself be.
Nightcrystal December 12, 2011, 9:05 AM EST.
oooh mike ha’s a lil bit loving for lucy in his self hope it ends well well….. it ended now but at the end i hope it end romantic 8D still hope teashi u had a good b-day with friends
thathurts,good? December 12, 2011, 9:11 AM EST.
OMG I’m getting emotional. LOL.
Don\'t hate ppl December 12, 2011, 9:12 AM EST.
i hope lucy stays quiet accepts it and just leaves quietly. that could be the best thing she could do. stay quiet and leave. don’t give mike any more reason to hate her ;.;
onomnom December 12, 2011, 9:23 AM EST.
who agrees that mike is being a biiiiiatch?
Eva Cann December 12, 2011, 9:29 AM EST.
well, this is gonna be filled endlessy with drama, hopefuly some symathy will be shown and if not, lucys hopes are falling faster then a rock off a cliff, its kinda a b*tch that mike has the guts to say this to someone who would break his nose, but critical damage to your self esteem can f you up
JSossamon December 12, 2011, 9:30 AM EST.
Mike does have a point, but Lucy can change for everyone has a second chance.
Starkeyblade December 12, 2011, 9:34 AM EST.
Final fantasy cat 2: Electric boogaloo
OMG December 12, 2011, 9:36 AM EST.
I can see Lucy not turning up to school now and everyone at the table talking about her like why hasn’t she been to school? I hope she’s ok and things like that and I can see Mike beginning to feel guilt about what he said to her because of everyone else…..or at least I’m hoping he ends up feeling guilty about everything he’s said to her
ZeldaLink December 12, 2011, 9:40 AM EST.
Kicking someone when they’re already down qualifies as sadism, and Mike isn’t a damn sadist. At least let the girl talk.
Edit: Comment up top made me realize someone might have entered the room. Now, it’s either Mike’s sister, or one of Lucy’s brothers. Either way, CLIFFHANGER.
Ditto December 12, 2011, 9:45 AM EST.
I’m going to kill mike and everyone who agrees with him
Catboyn December 12, 2011, 9:49 AM EST.
Lotsa folks’ seem to think everyone will side with Lucy………………….. buuuuuuuut that almost seems to predictable…..
Huh? December 12, 2011, 10:09 AM EST.
DAMNIT MIKE!!!!! NOW YOU ARE JUST BEING MEAN! “Oh, you look amazing but you’re a player and use it to your personal advantage.” You are going to put Lucy in a dangerous situation!!! IF SHE TRIES SUICIDE ITS ALL YOUR FAULT!!!
Silversoma December 12, 2011, 10:15 AM EST.
Sounds kind of like my ex-girlfriend.
Unfortunate December 12, 2011, 10:16 AM EST.
so what’s Mike’s goal in the end? Killing her?
at this rate she will die of a broken soul
roler42 December 12, 2011, 10:24 AM EST.
Everytime he speaks, Mike makes me feel worse for Lucy.
LUUUUUCCCCYYYY DON’T CRY
Lunas December 12, 2011, 10:28 AM EST.
Lol so much for being a nice guy! Lucy has her issues but she’s not half as mean as ppl make her out to be. She’s distant and has trust issues (an’ yes she smacks people around) but she’s loyal to her friends when it comes down to it. I can’t speak for other people but I much rather have a pain in *** friend who will be there for me when I need help, then a fake friend whose nice to your face but who’s “not my problem” when you need help. This proves that Lucy is the better person here. Even after all the emotional abuse she still wants Mike as a friend, while he turns on her as soon as he gets the chance. And I bet if Mike had told her he had issues with her aggressive behavior she would have tried to change.
Lunacy December 12, 2011, 10:31 AM EST.
After a careful observation of how these recent events are unfolding, I think it would be safe to say that Mike won’t be walking for much longer
Puck December 12, 2011, 10:34 AM EST.
I know where this is going:
A- What Mike says happens, her “friends” (let’s be honest she rarely was nice to any of them and only stayed there because of Mike) leave her.
B- Lucy (Becomes a bad girl/cries for months/whatever) until summer.
C- She goes to pedo-manager and sings for him, becomes a (Singer/Model) because of great voice and repeatedly-mentioned-so-it-has-to-be-good body. Hopefully gains confidence and maturity.
D- Meanwhile, Mike becomes really horrible and his friends ditch him (Expect Daisy with a “I regret loving you” line)
E- Lucy and Sandy have a fight on the spotlight.
Hal December 12, 2011, 10:37 AM EST.
I wonder if Lucy will get her say in before she leaves devastated?
Iris December 12, 2011, 10:41 AM EST.
This is just getting ridiculous…
Eve December 12, 2011, 10:42 AM EST.
And that must’ve been the final blow. Curious how this will affect the group.
Minty December 12, 2011, 10:48 AM EST.
Okay, Mike, that’s enough rancor and all. Guess you’re already… even with her.
Danna December 12, 2011, 10:54 AM EST.
It’s at this point that I really can’t consider Mike a protagonist anymore.
JordanTH December 12, 2011, 10:56 AM EST.
mike! You big meanie! Don’t worry Lucy we the fans still love you~
potato December 12, 2011, 10:57 AM EST.
“nobody could love you for who you are” WRONG MIKE! I loved Lucy from the very beginning :3
LunaBee December 12, 2011, 11:01 AM EST.
Sue would never leave her over Mike. Neither would Paulo and, by extension, David. If she catches wind of what happened here, Daisy wouldn’t pick either, and by extension Abbey. Tess probably would stay put as well. And that about covers it, doesn’t it? Lucy will NOT be alone, no matter how she thinks she will be.
Ditto December 12, 2011, 11:05 AM EST.
Oh lawdy. My vote stands at o/
And oh my oh my who’s that at the door? Could it be Mike’s little bro Chris?
Or maybe his SISSTTTEEERRRR or maybe his parents?
Fire and flames rush from underneath the door.
The doorknob begins to melt.
They stare at the door in earnest.
IT’S SANDY OH NOOOOOOO
But seriously. I don’t mind Sandy anymore. It’s Mike that’s the problem.
theghost December 12, 2011, 11:11 AM EST.
Mike… Why so harsh?
I understand that you hate her all that well,
but that’s still no reason to kill her with words.
By the way, is mike looking to his left?
Maybe haley came in because she heard all that screaming from Mike’s room.
badger December 12, 2011, 11:11 AM EST.
awwwww poor lucy i hope she gets better
mike leave her alone
Felicia Catwomen December 12, 2011, 11:12 AM EST.
First time commenter here and I have to say that Mike… I identified with you for a little while, but I’d never turned into the kind of monster you’re being.
This is a recipe for a suicide. I can see her walking out and withdrawing into herself. Y’know. Leaving the others before they “inevitably” leave her behind. I can see her turning into the person I was in high school, always wanting to end, but never gathering the guts.
Kunrou December 12, 2011, 11:24 AM EST.
Words may not break her bones, but jumping off a roof probably will.
Amazing Lagann December 12, 2011, 11:39 AM EST.
Here mike, lets see if you know and acknowledge what your doing to lucy :
1. Your hurting her feelings, especially since saying that nobody wants her
that’s actually worst then what you did to her by just TOUCHING her because,
touching a women to hurt her in any kind of way ( i am a girl i know more about girls than you ever will -_- ) will soon make her REALLY uncomfortable
and probably make sure that somebody knows about that ( probably the police of some sort. )
2. Your telling her that everybody hates her your acting like a bigger bully than my friend/enimme ( shes alot nicer now she just uses more words )
you NEVER tell a girl she has no friends, no matter how many times she has been a bully does NOT mean you bully her back you just wait till she has to regret it instead of thinking that the time is now, she’ll get her payback in the right time SO DON’T RUSH IT OR I WILL JUMP IN THE BOOK AND KILL YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3. Your making a mistake, remember the last paragraph when i said she’ll get her payback in the right time? Well your getting payback too, and i have a feeling it’ll be very soon, and i think when sandy comes she’ll see what a ****** DICKHEADED JERK you’ve been and break up with you ( just a hunch OK? )
Your doing all these things, but you can always stop ( and be happy that i didnt list the 100 other things you did BITCH )
~ I’ll take my check now taeshi monkey, ADD MY CHARACTERS TOO!!
luvercandy December 12, 2011, 11:41 AM EST.
Lol, Carter DID love her for what she is
Emy December 12, 2011, 11:43 AM EST.
Carter is dead, remember?
Amazing Lagann December 12, 2011, 11:57 AM EST.
@luvercandy I dont really get the first part of your comment, mainly its relevance to Mike. The “hurting her feelings” part i get but I don’t remember him ever physically hurting/abusing lucy during this confrontation that would warrent any of what you stated. (sorry if this is breaking the commenting rules taeshi, it was just really bugging me ) Also, while I do think Mike is being somewhat of a jerk, which he may realize later, I think Lucy needs to hear this. She’s still hung up on Mike, which he obviously knows, and it’s unhealthy.
Zyr December 12, 2011, 12:08 PM EST.
Would be nice if she went yandere batshit against Mike, I would lol so much!
Anon December 12, 2011, 12:10 PM EST.
mike used to put up with lucy’s character, then he took a kick to the knee.
(props to those who get it)
after reading your comments, I feel obligated to say, for the third time, that you are the best.
p.s. can someone tell me when carter died???? was it in an incentive comic?
boh... December 12, 2011, 12:15 PM EST.
I just caught up last thursday and i have 1 question:
How much do i have to buy so you can post more?
JK, obviously genius takes time, but still i am impatient!
Rameak December 12, 2011, 12:52 PM EST.
Hmm.. I think Lucy should give Mike a piece of her mind. He deserves it
Zeori December 12, 2011, 12:54 PM EST.
I have a feeling we are in for a surprise next page.
Mike swung his head around in the last panel, but it seems of surprise more of disgust.
Rameak December 12, 2011, 12:56 PM EST.
Nobody “needs” this.
That people are saying that Lucy “needs” or “deserves” this are making me wonder about their own mental state.
Maybe you could have said that a few pages ago, but now it’s gone way, way beyond Mike venting and telling it like it is. Now he’s just lashing out to inflict as much damage as possible. It’s emotional abuse that’s far more damaging and vicious than anything Lucy ever did.
Not to say Mike didn’t have to put up with a lot of crap, but that doesn’t justify this.
Neither is okay.
someguy December 12, 2011, 12:56 PM EST.
Ok….first off, it’s either Sandy or Mike’s sis in the doorway…if not one of their friends who conveniently left something at his house or needs his help with the essay.
Second: I feel bad for Lucy because she’s not getting to say anything, but I can see that she’s really trying to change by…sorta moving on before the play happened. if that one character (Sue or Susan?) didn’t drag her off, maybe she and Paulo would’ve had a chance.
Third: Hey, Mike, did you ever consider that when she sounded like she was going to throw up in the last page that she MIGHT have been trying to ask for a flipping bucket?! I mean, if it wasn’t for the drama or the idea that everyone would leave her, I think she would’ve thrown up due to a stomach bug or something! Or, going with what the others have been saying about her wanting to finish the flipping essay that you FORCED yourself to be paired up with her! If you weren’t being such an ***, you’d probably be with someone else and wouldn’t be b*tching out at her!
Red December 12, 2011, 1:17 PM EST.
Sooooo many things going on in this page; gaaaaaah, head spinning!!!
Man…that fifth panel. I can’t help but thinking that Mike is trying to tell Lucy “Damnit, woman, there are other people that care about you besides me! There are others who like you for you, not just because you look fine!” He’s essentially telling her—after venting out his frustrations—to move…on.
I unno, maybe it’s just me…but if Mike truly hated Lucy…he wouldn’t be saying this.
Despite it’s harshness, Lucy needed to hear all of this…to be more specific, she needed to hear this from Mike. She has been told this by another person, but it never truly sank in.
Who is that other person? Here’s a hint:
Chocothunda December 12, 2011, 1:21 PM EST.
Suzume December 12, 2011, 1:29 PM EST.
Emotional build up over years of repressing emotions (especially negative ones) will lead to a blow up like this in almost any case. It’s just like a volcano. In most cases people say things that target hurtful or painful reactions toward the person of conflict but regret saying too much and apologizing later. And in Lucy’s case we can’t discount the fact that to a degree she did bring it upon herself. I’m not saying it’s right but it was warrented.
Hrim December 12, 2011, 2:12 PM EST.
So the drama….
Mike truly hates Lucy too bad but she has been forewarned,
Augustus should have told her to brace herself for emotional rejection.
awesome1man December 12, 2011, 2:12 PM EST.
@someguy I COMPLETELY agree with you!! It really bothers me too see that the people who don’t tolerate Lucy’s fisical abuse, do agree, justify or simply ignore Mikes emotional abuse. No one needs or should tolerate ANY kind of abuse, and sould go see a phyciatist if they think they could justify this in any way.
Both Lucy and Mike are at fault, but Mike didn’t do any better with this destructive attitude. He should also see a phyciatrist, or maybe a social worker…
And on another note, WHEN HAS LUCY DONE ANYTHING SELFISH?!?!? She’s done anything but selfish acts!
- She knew of her fear of water, yet she dived in to save Mike (though it backfired)
- She saved him from the dog guy and almost got raped.
- She’s always willing to do anything for her pets, even go out in the middle of a snowstorm to get medicine for Yashy. >:P
Mike, use valid points. Not random insults just to make her feel worst than she already feels.
C: December 12, 2011, 2:27 PM EST.
I have no more input. Just my tears.
Ashe December 12, 2011, 2:42 PM EST.
although I’m pro Mike I will agree with the majority of people here, he is being a dick right here. His anger is justified and what he is saying is true, but at least give the woman a chance to defend/explain herself.
for who’s at the door I have 2 theories.
1: Someone angry, friend or family doesn’t matter, Mike’a gonna end up being punched.
2: Someone sad/disappointed, sister, brother, mother, depending on who it is this will probably hit Mike the hardest that those closest to him take Lucy’s side.
There….there is a 3rd option…but there’s a 00.01% chance of that happening. Mike, buddy, if that’s Lucy’s older brother at the door….run…
BeyondDarkness December 12, 2011, 2:55 PM EST.
It would be sweet if Lucy has a recorder hiding in her fur recording this whole conversation….then she would let the rest of the gang listen it to
Joke’s on you Mike! muahahahaha!
Iris December 12, 2011, 3:01 PM EST.
Maybe… only maybe its all just show ….. deep inside he loves her and now reject her becouse he don’t understand this feeling. ” I got sandy! Why do i feel this for Lucy?” and so he become a bully like
Lucy bevor but much stronger …
ok its all very very much whta Mike did but im sure they come together again. I’m realy intristed what happend next.
PS: sry for my bad english
and happy late birthday, Taeshi! ^^
Foxy December 12, 2011, 3:07 PM EST.
lucy i am puting a gun on the table i will then walke away whe i here a bang i will call 911 for his body
breton December 12, 2011, 3:07 PM EST.
Thanks for voting!
(Even though you’re the only one….) >_>
Never here December 12, 2011, 3:17 PM EST.
Whoa, wait, wait, wait a second here.
Didn’t Mike initially state that Lucy didn’t genuinely care for him and never actually treated him as a friend? Why is Mike now stating that he believes Lucy considers him as the only person who cares about her?
HE’S AWARE THAT LUCY CONSIDERS HIM A FRIEND! So what’s all of this excess rubbish out of the bad treatment of a friend bubble?! Mike’s really irking me with his stupid logic…
I mean, I’m sure I’ve just typed something that probably doesn’t make sense once read, but something feels so contradictory here! I just can’t outwardly explain it!!
Mew December 12, 2011, 3:19 PM EST.
Another lame panel? No surprise there.
Ranger December 12, 2011, 3:20 PM EST.
Jesus, Mike! Atleast let Lucy finish…
I hope Lucy comes back at Mike with a sentence that scars him, he deserves it for screwing with her mind and feelings for so long… I can play psycho, but Mike is taking it way too far in my opinion. He seems soulless to me now.
A Visitor December 12, 2011, 3:25 PM EST.
Oh, what’s he turning around all abruptly for?? Please let there be an onlooker, somebody to witness this horror, anybody.
PossiblyVenomous December 12, 2011, 3:28 PM EST.
ok epic crush my heart
Jonny_M December 12, 2011, 3:28 PM EST.
I through Lucy was going to brust in tears but as usual, Taeshi, you surprised me
NyanKat December 12, 2011, 3:30 PM EST.
please tell me his sister heard all the yelling and is watching this all go down. I mean….someone needs to be there to see it..
G!@nN@ December 12, 2011, 3:33 PM EST.
Hoo boy. These days I open every update with a mixture of anticipation and dread. And wondering just how much of an ******* Mike can be..
Iron_Wofle December 12, 2011, 3:34 PM EST.
All I can say is, thank god Mike is a fictional character….
Necrology December 12, 2011, 3:39 PM EST.
After thinking about it, you may be right about her friends.
But that still won’t effect my story line much, Lucy might stray away from them on her own, giving up on them because she believed Mike. After all, Lucy still trusts Mike even if a bit (she depended on him way too much for a long time), and she does have a habit of straying away when times get tough for her. Not to mention that by now she’s probably too broken to tell them what’s happening with Mike.
Hal December 12, 2011, 3:42 PM EST.
Obviously. I find it much more likely that she’ll take Mike’s words as true and leave now than for her friends to leaver her. Of course, that doesn’t mean Lucy will retreat into herself. It’s highly probable, but hell, Taeshi’s surprised us A LOT of times in the past. Totally unpredictable.
Ditto December 12, 2011, 3:43 PM EST.
Seems like Mike is going full a’sshole mode
Dan December 12, 2011, 3:46 PM EST.
oh whos the jerk now eh? now Lucy is a victim and mike is the bully. Doesnt he know words hurt more than actions. pain is temporary. words last forever.
DeadlyRainbowz December 12, 2011, 3:49 PM EST.
While I admit Lucy has some mentality issues, and I still fully support all of my previous arguments, I think Mike, while still justifiable, has just crossed that line into being a dick. Hopefully, he can focus his emotions directly upon Lucy, cause if these feelings leak into his social life, he’s screwed. Even more-so if these affect Sandy, it would be bad enough losing all of his friends. Although, he has kinda neglected them for Sandy… she’s more of a drug to him rather than his lover.
Tcj333 December 12, 2011, 3:50 PM EST.
He’s said enough, why can’t he stop? Just send her home.
He’s said what he wanted, now he’s just being hurtful.
Edit: Bring back Carter.
JL December 12, 2011, 4:00 PM EST.
@Amazing Lagann Well, I said “did”, didn’t I?
Plus, when did Carter die? I must have completely forgotten about it
Emy December 12, 2011, 4:00 PM EST.
I personally used to like Mike as a charator untill he pulled this card, I unstand that he wants to get out his feelings and that she needs to know how shes acting but this is going to far. From experance I can tell you that he is infact making some of what hes saying up, he is taking her insecurities (like thinking people only like her for her looks) and making up stuff that makes it seem likes its true when its not. Also hes stupid if he things everyone will just abandon Lucy I mean come on..Whos the one really doing the abandoning everyone? Mike! Hes always going on and on about Sandy like shes some queen or something. Seriously, its sickinging. I honestly think he just needs to get away from Lucy and let her grow and repair, which, after this, she probably wont. She was already going to break and snap and probably be unable to get out of it but he just burried her 6 feet under, he just really needs to shut the **** up and let her leave. Mike I really really hope you know that your actually like a stupid little kid and the one whos really doing good in the situation is Lucy, shes just letting you bash her and not even trying to punch you. Thankfully I’m not Lucy or I would of ran you over with a bus by now >.>
Tenxia December 12, 2011, 4:01 PM EST.
If I were Lucy, I wouldn’t handle this situation.
I mean being flamed by your best friend who has been with you for years? Sure Lucy was a bitch to Mike but she can’t control herself you know? Mike is a dick but he has the balls to say all of that stuff to her.
I’m proud of you mike *sniff*
Cece December 12, 2011, 4:02 PM EST.
WOW! mike’s persuasive, he’s right, screw lucy, she’ll probably go kill herself now after this eye opener.
CheeseCoatedChopper December 12, 2011, 4:06 PM EST.
Ouch. Just… ouch.
Luigifan December 12, 2011, 4:10 PM EST.
Im having a sense that Lucy have to go with the ‘comfort’ thing again like what she did previously with Paulo. Hmm, which character would be the next~?
Maybe him~? ———>
furry.scout December 12, 2011, 4:16 PM EST.
And then she hits him :p
Steel Wings December 12, 2011, 4:17 PM EST.
I cannot fathom why so many readers are still defending and trying to justify Mike’s words since the “I HATE YOU!!!” page. Everything he has said since has been cowardly and cruel. He isn’t trying to help her you fools. He is trying to destroy her.
Mattx2 December 12, 2011, 4:18 PM EST.
Someone’s at the door, mac! How can I tell? Mike’s ears are perked and he’s lookin’ in that direction, and most importantly Lucy’s head looked up and she stopped shaking!
Most likely Mike’s sister.
Poppop Crocker December 12, 2011, 4:21 PM EST.
Lucy, learn from Shinji Ikari and Asuka in The End of Evangelion, and add some claws to it too.
DarthStar December 12, 2011, 4:22 PM EST.
lol@hating on Mike ‘cause he’s finally sticking up for himself. Also, Lucy had her chances to talk and she tried to tell Mike that he’d be the one alone.
Zo December 12, 2011, 4:23 PM EST.
Man, mike is really being rough on her now.
Stickdude32 December 12, 2011, 4:31 PM EST.
@Derp: Nope. Fools was just the most fitting (clean) word I could come up with to describe Mike’s defenders.
Mattx2 December 12, 2011, 4:32 PM EST.
Haha, if that happens, then what Mike has said to Lucy in the past few pages would be fairly accurate. This would also void her conversation with Augustus in this chapter (and in the others for that matter).
Chocothunda December 12, 2011, 4:32 PM EST.
I think that the fact that lucy didn’t cry and that has still the “courage” to speak, is a sign that she has really matured, and she did it pretty fast!
boh... December 12, 2011, 4:41 PM EST.
This is for catty at the beginning of the coments
Lucy might have needed somethin like this but mike has still gone to far this will probably lead to Lucy being suicidal and that is not good for any one and is not what any one needs somethin like this usually tears someone down not help them learn
Eagle eye December 12, 2011, 4:44 PM EST.
GODS he is SUCH an *******. I hope everything blows up in his face I really really do
Greg_Cole December 12, 2011, 4:45 PM EST.
Pick Yer Poison December 12, 2011, 4:47 PM EST.
Sorry, but Mike actually made a really good point here.
Oh, and @ENstasia
There’s a flashback and SEVERAL reasonings that explain why Lucy behaves the way she does.
Ziggy December 12, 2011, 4:49 PM EST.
Man, Mike really needs to stop. Even if he has been her friend for so long and thinks he can read her like a book, that’s not necessarily true. She knows all this, but pointing it all out in such a harsh way won’t help her. Besides, Abbey hates bullying, Paulo DOES love Lucy, and Daisy and Lucy are pretty much friends (in a way).
And geez, he pulls this on her when they still have a paper to write. Way to make it so akward Mike >:o!
Sako December 12, 2011, 4:50 PM EST.
The hell?…She risked her life and virginity for that kid…How could he think that?….I think this Sandy is just getting in the way and putting idea’s into this confused boy’s head…>:T….
Cool comic btw…
HaloDude December 12, 2011, 4:53 PM EST.
I can understand Lucy I was shunned like her in school like she was and it made me hat everyone and it made me hit people to then when I found love as she did with Mike I couldn’t let it go but I to could not show it right I to was abandoned hopefully it’s not as bad for her how my heart pains with her unrequited love must truely be the greats pain that life has to offer us
LonesomeRose December 12, 2011, 4:54 PM EST.
and the play, Sako, the play!
boh... December 12, 2011, 4:54 PM EST.
Let’s see here…
Mike turned around and his ears went up.
Lucy stopped shivering like a Chihuahua.
Either Sandy texted again or someone walked into his room.
Ziggy December 12, 2011, 4:54 PM EST.
I don’t think Lucy was shivering. Pretty sure it’s to show her head falling.
Vigtyr December 12, 2011, 5:01 PM EST.
I love how the same Mike who is saying this is also the same Mike who said this:http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c12/p4.html
TS December 12, 2011, 5:07 PM EST.
Wow, i just got impressed with so many people arguing directly with Mike, since Taeshi writes the comic <.<
I can’t talk a good english, but i can say this:
Mike has his ears up, and he turned arround, that is meaning someone has just got into the room, now THAT will be nice, if i’m wrong, the only other reason for that is Lucy answer, but i personally doub it, and i think that they would get out of there bleeding if she really did that (maybe that would even be good : D)
had to edit because that stupid sandy face appeared in my happy face —’
Hadouken December 12, 2011, 5:09 PM EST.
I think shivering would be logical, when one’s getting that much of a reaming from the only person they thought cared about them.
While I agree that Lucy has some growing to do, this way is not a mature or efficient means of conveying that. Mike is transferring his own serious issues and misdirecting a lot of anger trying to do one central thing: get rid of the one threat he perceives to his idyllic Time With Sandy. As it is now imminent, he feels the threat of Lucy’s presence more intensely, thus Sandy’s text being the catalyst when they had otherwise been having a rather enjoyable afternoon.
I used to be like this when I was in my teens, eventually I stopped flipping out about the deeper issues of everyone and everything and learned that no person is perfect, we all have our flaws, and if we don’t want to deal with eachother constantly, we don’t have to - there is such a thing as personal space and keeping things light. Reading BCB is always nostalgic, though; it always reminds me of those intense emotions and difficult fights with people I swore up and down were the closest to me. Now here I am almost a decade later and I hardly speak to any of them, guess that’s also part of growing older.
So with that, in my opinion Sandy is and is not to blame for this - on the one hand her comments brought this on, on the other hand, regardless of who was his long distance girlfriend he’d likely reach this point, as he finds Lucy’s clingy nature to be more of a problem, as he tries to be Super Great Boyfriend.
Regardless, if Lucy wasn’t effed up before, she sure is now! The plot to come will certainly be interesting.
Caramellos December 12, 2011, 5:16 PM EST.
I can’t believe there’s STILL people who believe Lucy deserves this abuse. ********! True, she was a jerk, but she did happen to save the ******* Mike from both drowning and getting mugged, not at the same time, so she did care for Mike. Yet Mike ended up being a victim of Character Derailment and became the dick he’s being right now.
TheX400096 December 12, 2011, 5:27 PM EST.
damn it mike!
what is with you? gosh
you’re practically destroying the poor girl!
quite uneventful December 12, 2011, 5:29 PM EST.
MIKE NOOOOOO Poor Lucy… I hate to say it, but she kinda needs to hear this. Hopefully she’ll grow from it.
Herp Derp December 12, 2011, 5:29 PM EST.
I see a lot of comments that speculate that someone is interrupting Mike and Lucy in the last panel. If that’s true, I’m just gonna guess that it’s the pets
Shpiersh December 12, 2011, 5:37 PM EST.
I dont see why Mike has to say all of that BUT,
He kinda has a point,though he’s going way to far in this.
I think he should just get over on what could easily be forgiven. thats the past. shes changed.
THEONEEEE December 12, 2011, 5:41 PM EST.
But I loves you Lucy!
Sandra December 12, 2011, 5:41 PM EST.
Dig by incubus really fits them….
Fia December 12, 2011, 5:43 PM EST.
okay mike just end it right now please next thing we know Lucy will be going emo …. then what i can not see where the story is going now
Tigerdolphin December 12, 2011, 5:45 PM EST.
Yes Mike we get the picture that Lucy is a bad person… But you aren’t perfect either. At this point I can see three possible things happening…
A. Lucy Crying uncontrollably
B. Lucy Puking
C. Lucy kicking him in the nuts.
Has anyone ever considered what are they going to do about the report that they have to do TOGETHER.
Mysterycricket December 12, 2011, 5:49 PM EST.
EXCEPT TAESHI IS MICHAEL AND MICHAEL IS A MARY SUE.
Well I had to say it after reading suitcases blog.
QuakeIV December 12, 2011, 5:53 PM EST.
With all Lucy’s personality changes, does no one think she might try to say sorry? Sorry for all the things she has done, possibly making mike feel bad for what he said in the long run? Sure, lucy would probably run off and cry, storm off or sock mike in the face.
Well, there’s always hope about lucy saying sorry, I don’t think many people will see it coming. At least from what I see in a fast scan of comments.
Sirjohn December 12, 2011, 5:53 PM EST.
Brutal. Mike really is nothing but a jerk. All that leading on and then this.
?????? December 12, 2011, 5:54 PM EST.
probably you forgot that they are at mike’s house… at most it’s Blur.
maybe the one who entered in the room didn’t hear the discussion, maybe it’s just mike’s mom saying “the storm is too heavy, lucy has to stay here until tomorrow”. it would be too much for lucy.
but, looking at how the two panels are drawn, it’s more likely that someone heard everything.
boh... December 12, 2011, 5:55 PM EST.
I honestly have nothing more to say about mike. He may be on the top of my list for future victims. If only he was real…..I would make him suffer…….
Joe philis December 12, 2011, 6:05 PM EST.
HEY LUCY NICE TITS!
I still hate you.
MiM December 12, 2011, 6:09 PM EST.
oh my god mike do you ever stop being an *******
Me December 12, 2011, 6:13 PM EST.
Yeaaaaaaa pualo is gonna beat the crap out of mike hopefully
Kingdestroyer December 12, 2011, 6:14 PM EST.
So much sadface…
Ice Shield December 12, 2011, 6:17 PM EST.
Seriously?! It’s one thing to tell her the truth, and it is a completly different thing to torture her because of it! Didn’t you see that whenever she came to your house, she tried so hard to rebuild the bond that you two have Mike? Lucy isn’t interested in loving you now, all she wants is to be your friend. You are putting her in the worst position she was ever in! Oh, this is NOT going to go well… Please don’t be stupid and suicidal Lucy!!!
megeriffic December 12, 2011, 6:19 PM EST.
I think people are being blind sometimes over Luci.
I mean, ok, she’s not the most social kid on the world, but I never saw her lying, I never saw any betrayal from her, and before you guys forget, they’re still teenagers and are trying to gain maturity.
I’m sorry, but Luci is doing it quite well. She’s insecure, and it is clearly that thoughtness she shows sometimes is simple a defence.
Yet, she show to have good moments, and she IS trying to change things a little, as she discovers security on her other friends.
And also have any of you stopped to think that, Sandy is jealous of Luci too? A girl who hit Mike, and yet, he seens to have so much fun with her, he forgive her for the things she does, he keep up with her and don’t mind it. I never saw an absurd coming from Luci. I just think that, YES, sometimes it does happens, and I don’t make a Saint of Sandy either. She may do it for Mike’s good, or what she believe it is, but in a way that Mike really turned down his own judgment and started to act for the sake of someone else judgment. >: Imattureee
Apple December 12, 2011, 6:27 PM EST.
well mike could have least let her finish though knowing lucy and how much i love her she probably didn’t have anything to say
mikee December 12, 2011, 6:39 PM EST.
@TS: Here’s the thing with that, though. That was…what, 56 chapters ago? I’d assume (I’m saying this as I haven’t a large chunk of the comic (though I did read confrontation) that a lot has happened between then and now, so much so that that instance seems like the distant past.
@Apple: I disagree that he’s doing what he’s doing for another one’s judgement.
I believe that Mike really is doing this for himself.
Remember, in the flashback conversations that he saw, despite the hits that he took from Lucy, he still defended her; is it possible that it couldn’t be Sandy’s judgement of Lucy that’s making Mike saying what he’s saying?
Rather, could it be that Mike’s fed up with being a physical doormat to Lucy and the rest of his friends? Isn’t standing up for yourself (dickery aside) and saying that you aren’t anyone’s doormat, punching bag, etc. not a sign of one’s own development as a char?
If the answer is no, then my question is why?
Chocothunda December 12, 2011, 6:48 PM EST.
I’M GOING TO RIP OFF MIKE’S DICK AND SHOVE IT UP HIS ***!!
Roxas December 12, 2011, 6:53 PM EST.
I’m calling suicidal teenager within the next five chapters, and then a sudden introduction to the rest of Lucy’s family that aren’t her pets who finally try to support her. >_>
Seriously where are the parents in this comic?
This comic should be renamed to Puberty Sucks, Even for Animal-People.
/end heavy sarcasm
Also ILU Taeshi. I’ve never commented but I’ve been reading for a little over a year, and I wanted to say it’s been really neat watching your art progress and see how quickly your skill is still improving.
ElleryMikal December 12, 2011, 6:54 PM EST.
Mike you use to be cool yeah Lucy was mean to you but you forgot all the times she was there for you like when you got beat up and she took a beating to protect you DID YOU EVER TELL SANDY ABOUT THAT!!!!!!!
You know what go ahead and leave take all the people you want ause in the end no one is going to be there for you like Lucy was you just ignore her whenever Sandy is around you were never a real friend if you can just give up your friendship every single time you’re in a relationship
naga December 12, 2011, 6:57 PM EST.
I want to kill him more and more. Besides, after what a jerk he’s been, his friends would probalbly leave him instead.
no one December 12, 2011, 6:59 PM EST.
@Derp: Rofl, true dat.
Chocothunda December 12, 2011, 7:16 PM EST.
Right you are.
P.S. Nice Grammar
Altchase December 12, 2011, 7:20 PM EST.
Oh. Mike, please don’t be that rude to her. She never did anything wrong, but tell you that she likes you. It’s okay. Your okay Lucy, he’s just angry and he’s taking it out on you. Calm, Lucy.
An Angel I Am December 12, 2011, 7:34 PM EST.
Oh Mike, you jerkity jerk jerk!
Brooke December 12, 2011, 7:43 PM EST.
I have to say this because i’ve got to point this out. All of you who are predicting a suicide, you have a really low opinion of lucy. Heck i don’t even like lucy that much and even I don’t think she is that emotionally weak. Suicide is a very selfish, very weak willed persons option. A person who commits suicide is only thinking of themselves as they don’t consider how those left behind will react to this. if she does commit suicide she will be confirming everything that mike has said, mostly that she’s selfish.
And that folks is my two cents.
strider December 12, 2011, 7:55 PM EST.
Ha ha, oh Mike.
nAar December 12, 2011, 8:03 PM EST.
I really love the music in the Lucy figure video where she’s looking out a moving train window while it’s raining. Anyone know where I can find the music/source?
Noble December 12, 2011, 8:04 PM EST.
well, i’m just talking mostly out of anger of those who have that idea that lucy is suicidal in their head. i’m ex-military, i’ve had a friend go into a secluded part of the ship i was stationed on and hang himself. it ****** me the hell off, because we even tried to help him through what was bothering him. And yet he still took his own life, that’s where i came up with the opinion that those who kill themselves are selfish and very weak willed. like i said i don’t think lucy is one of those people, even if i don’t like the character all that much.
Hell, I even thought of suicide once or twice, while i was on deployment in the service. but the first thing that came to my mind was the image of my wife weeping over my grave. so no to me it’s not an act of desperation, it’s an act of extreme selfishness (the only exception to that would be the ones who jumped from the WTC buildings because they were doomed anyways)
strider December 12, 2011, 8:07 PM EST.
There’s ways to say something and there’s ways not to say something. They both played a part, but I will agree with a comment I read; Lucy never went for anyone’s emotional throat. She was violent, she was grouchy, but she never aimed for a person’s emotional weak point and slammed it. The amount of nasty coldness from Mike is cruel, and as a person who was her friend, it’s not meant to help her. In fact I don’t think it will help Mike, because it’s become a hate, and it’s eating him as much as it’s hurting her. I can’t see him being okay after this, even with her not around, because he hasn’t dealt with it, he’s just lashed out. I’m actually slightly impressed with Lucy, because her reaction hasn’t been to physically destroy him, or break down. She has already been weaned from him some, and as much as he’s trying to hurt her, that indifference he was showing her earlier is actually saving her emotional socks right now. He, however, needed to speak up earlier, before it became such an issue. Considering how much she valued him, it probably would’ve ended right there. More than that, her’s never seemed planned and thought out, it was spur of the moment, not thinking reaction. His seems to be something he’s been dwelling on for a while. I’m not saying she’s innocent, cause she’s not, but the harm she’s inflicted has gone down to almost a complete dearth, and the growing up she’s done has been a lot. He hasn’t seemed to have dealt with anything, and he’s just sitting in his own venom and souring. I don’t feel there’s an excuse for the way he’s reacted. What he’s said may have been true, but the method has been cruelty and hate with no desire to fix things to the point of even being able to walk down a hallway without glaring at her.
@ strider Sometimes the reason you think of suicide is because no one seems to care or need you. When your life seems like one long dark hallway of being hurt and alone, of never finding a door out, suicide becomes very appealing. From about 7 to 16, I was incredibly depressed and suicidal, raised in a abusive home where my worth was repeatedly told me as less than a cent. More than that, depression is kind of like a slow poison. More and more you just can’t find any hope. Heck, the only reason my life got better was because the scumball had the curtsy to die! Would you tell a 9yo that she is weak and selfish to want anyway out of that situation?
KittySabba December 12, 2011, 8:34 PM EST.
uh yeah i can, it’s called a combat deployment. try going anywhere from 6 months to a year, half a world away from your loved ones, living on the razors edge of death, with little to broken communications with said loved ones. in fact it’s been proven that combat deployments are one of the few times with the highest probability of suicidal tendencies. so yeah i know what it’s like to live like that and i overcame it because i remembered my loved ones would be devastated if i died. hell i’ll even go as far as to say the thought my loved ones were the only thing that kept me alive during all the life and death situations i experienced.
strider December 12, 2011, 8:36 PM EST.
…. Oh god….
I am SORRY. What the **** did I post…?
The internet should have a breathalizer test. Sorry.
I guess I’m an idiot for surfing under the influence. Sorry.
Strider, Derp, others I probably missed, thank you for the **** you’ve flung in my direction. For that, I totally deserved this. Sorry.
Perhaps if I say it every sentance it might sink in how sorry I am. Sorry.
Oh my god… how did I spell all that right if I don’t even remember typing that? Sorry.
Sorry. Needless to say that I WON’T stop commenting, and I WILL stop being a total pomptuous *********. In fact, I’m totally not that kind of person, I’m the person who punches those sorts of people in the face. Needless to say that much has taken care of, morally if not physically. Sorry.
Did I mention sorry? SORRY DEAR GOD SORRY. Blame Jack Daniels and ill-timed celebrations.
… heheheh… I get slightly poetical and highly dramatic when I’m intoxicated… it’s actually a little funny, I’m reading my comment now.
Biblioholic December 12, 2011, 8:38 PM EST.
no problem, yeah you’re right S.U.I is the leading cause of foot in mouth accidents. i’m guilty of a few S.U.I.’s myself, so i feel your pain.
that’s what i was talking about, depression. i was just conveying it through what i know, combat. combat deployments are depressing, but i can’t expect someone who’s never seen the frontlines to understand that so i apologize if i’m a little difficult to understand on this subject.
then explain to me how the majority of individuals in the military who are put into desperate life and death situations which the effects of said combat encounters are multiplied by the depression of being torn from their home to fight half a world away aren’t all commiting suicide?
strider December 12, 2011, 8:43 PM EST.
Was a big MikexLucy fan, obviously that won’t be happening now. It was a good comic Taeshi, I hope you make more in the future, until then I bid you adieu.
Also at Strider, You assume if someone commits suicide they are weak willed, I’m sorry to say that your quite off. In reality it’s hard to commit suicide, if they had the will to do it that means they must have been strong. When you think about suicide you end up thinking about your wife, aka someone that loves you, you then think suicide is selfish, yet there are so many people in this world that have no one. Over 36,000 people in the United States die by suicide every year and for everyone 1 suicide there are 11 other attempts, are they all weak or selfish? When a man gets in to a car accident with his family and all of his family dies and he becomes disabled, then he commits suicide, can you call him weak? You have never felt an others pain like that person can, suicidal people and people who commit suicide should not be judged at all.
Razzen December 12, 2011, 8:47 PM EST.
you guys saw that right?! i mean jesus im pretty the most evil man in world is like “oh **** i cant belive he said that!!”
oMg!WtF! December 12, 2011, 8:49 PM EST.
All the MikeXLucy shippers’ rage. All of it.
Also, lmfao at people ragequitting reading a webcomic because they don’t like what’s happening in the story. Get a ****ing life, and don’t let the door hit your *** on your way out.
Octahedron December 12, 2011, 8:51 PM EST.
lol, tell that to the U.S. navy, when i was still in i had to go to a monthly seminar on how to read the warning signs of when a person is suicidal and how to counter it. emotional support from the service members peers and suicide watches. basically keep them working just keep a closer eye on them, that’s about it.
you probably could’ve saved me at least week of my life that i could’ve otherwise been using to be productive.
strider December 12, 2011, 9:02 PM EST.
Well seems Mike is on his period as usual…why am i not surprised…*******…
I have never seen Lucy this sad since she thought that Mike had drowned! Mike should be happy he has her to care about him! Of course she is going to be mean at times! She does not know how to show him that she loves him! If this is not going to be a good relationship so be it! I am done standing up for Mike! He has done nothing to be nice to Lucy for a change! At least Carlos actually was obsessed with her! (A really long time ago…and speaking of that person…where is he????????? ) Anyway i just hope everything goes well for Lucy in the end…I have also noticed that Agustus was mentioned nowhere at all in this arguement so i demand he is posted here as a emoticon!
Ikuto December 12, 2011, 9:05 PM EST.
At Strider: Explain to me why rocket scientists are better at science than myself, because they were trained for it. When your in combat your trained to psychologically bypass certain red flags in your head, of course that doesn’t stop military from committing suicide. In 2010 462 soldiers died in combat, in 2010 468 soldiers committed suicide and the number of suicides is already higher this year. So you tell me, are the 468 who committed suicide weak or selfish because they served their country and couldn’t handle the stress from it?
Razzen December 12, 2011, 9:07 PM EST.
Also @ Octahedron
Can you blame people? A lot of people read the comic for the MikexLucy factor, and in real life a fight like this would not end up with them happy and together, plus mikes character has changed so much it would be unrealistic for him to be with Lucy now, so it kind of ends it for some.
Razzen December 12, 2011, 9:11 PM EST.
well, yeah, that’s my PERSONAL opinion. i fought for my country as well as 50,000 or so other fellow soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines, and we didn’t commit suicide. like i said before there’s a reason for my opinion because i’ve lost a close friend to suicide after myself and other friends of his tried to help him.
strider December 12, 2011, 9:11 PM EST.
Though you might have to be strong to commite suicide, you have to be stronger to resist it.
LoBaido December 12, 2011, 9:14 PM EST.
i want her to retaliate somehow
like don’t hit him or anything just show him that you can be strong and learn to live without him, its not like you were benefiting from his ignoring you
just yell back or something gooshhh
kkid210 December 12, 2011, 9:27 PM EST.
@ Strider, I understand your reasoning, I’m not trying to say your 100% wrong, many people who commit suicide don’t realize the options they have or the people the care about them, but that’s because their not in a right mental state. I have lost 3 people in my life to suicide, 2 of them were to bullying a year before highschool graduation and I tried very hard to help one of them and the other one had cancer and couldn’t take it anymore, I’ve also worked with a suicide hotline for some time so I know a lot about it.
@ LoBaido I think your right, but I think when more than 30000 die each year to suicide, people need to be “trained” on suicide and how to help others and so on. We live in a world where if your suicidal chances are you aren’t going to receive the help you need because so many people have different opinions on the subject. In psychology committing suicide and beating it, are 2 different strengths in their own.
Razzen December 12, 2011, 9:28 PM EST.
woah cool your jets I was just kidding around …..
I believe you need to LEARN this is a comic and you are putting a little to much into this.
but then again me feeding into your anger flame is just making the situation worse
sorry for enjoying somthing and having my own thoughts about it that did not match your own
whisper December 12, 2011, 9:29 PM EST.
well, to be honest their are alot of military practices that i no longer agree with in my civilian life. this may get added to that list. but it still p’s me off that all that effort me and my friends put into helping this guy he still did it, so i still won’t change personal opinion of those who COMMIT suicide.
(edit: i had to rephrase that, cause i don’t think those who are suicidal are weak willed, because they can break out of it. those who actually commit the act are.)
sorry to hear that, i guess our opinion’s are probably different on this subject because of our different viewpoints and different training styles.
strider December 12, 2011, 9:30 PM EST.
Oh Mike, that thorn is really deep…. Lucy you need to just do what Mike told you before and leave.
On another note…..
remember the days when the comments were not hateful towards people and were actually about the comic…. yeah i dont either
people are free to have their own thoughts about the comic if i have to read another YOUR STUPID BECAUSE YOU THINK THIS i’m going to scream you people are immature and ruining the comment section
Yeah i know, me posting this is sorta going against my point but honestly half of the comments are telling other people how stupid they are if i need to read through 1000 comments (congrats) i want to enjoy the experience
Voice December 12, 2011, 9:39 PM EST.
Exactly Comments just like Hoheh’s and Whisper’s are driving me mental
Voice December 12, 2011, 9:41 PM EST.
Hoheh’s just a moron. I don’t care anymore.
Whisper December 12, 2011, 9:46 PM EST.
Mike, you’re an ***. You’re right, but you’re an ***. You could’ve handled this with SO much more tact…Seriously, she’s been with you since Kindergarden, that merits a little more care than telling her she’s a parasite.
Of course, this is all just a bunch of drawings, but still…
Jon December 12, 2011, 9:49 PM EST.
anyone who puts down others because of their opinions is obviously a ****** themselves, and I’m going to laugh when all his predictions turn out to be wrong. Who’ll be laughing then.
whisper December 12, 2011, 9:50 PM EST.
I forsee a bitchslap in his near future.
Blazer48 December 12, 2011, 9:51 PM EST.
BACK ON TOPIC, You’ve got the right idea, Mike. You’re just going about it the wrong way. Helping Lucy would be better if eased into. Baby steps, Mike. It’s like walking down the stairs in the mall versus jumping over the edge just because it’s faster.
And seriously guys? It’s a comic. About cats and dogs. There’s drama and comedy and romance. How can you possibly be this angry? It’s ****ING CATS. CATS. IT’S ****ING ADORABLE.
Turtle Hermit December 12, 2011, 9:58 PM EST.
wow bad guy there he calls her ***** when hes acting like ****** himself he should be nicer to her well bye
badmoonrising December 12, 2011, 10:05 PM EST.
Question: What will Mike’s siblings (who apparently like Lucy) do when they see her like this? Or Lucy’s older brother?
Me December 12, 2011, 10:08 PM EST.
1. Nice name!
2. That’s an excellent point. This is a comic, not a documentary, people. You need to get over yourselves and ENJOY THE STORY.
TurtleMan December 12, 2011, 10:09 PM EST.
When in doubt, knock his teeth out. I can’t see how anyone can still back Mike. Certainly he has no way back into having any kind of romantic relationship with Lucy.
Oh, but something seems to have caught both their attentions in the last panel. I hope its something that makes Mike realise he’s been overly harsh.
L Ganon December 12, 2011, 10:13 PM EST.
Mike needs to start being more careful with what he says. This is the type of thing that leads to suicide now a days.
masterphazon December 12, 2011, 10:19 PM EST.
MIKE WHY WHY MIKE WHY LUCY LOVES YOU and paulo BUT MAINLY YOU
IM SO SAD FROM ALL THE DRAMA HAPPY SAD HAPPY SAD SAD SAD
im sorry if this is a dumb commit plz dont be mad
KAT December 12, 2011, 10:19 PM EST.
Ok, I don’t think Mike’s getting it, frankly.
Lucy clearly loves him, but he thinks that her whole “don’t leave me”(oh my god how can anyone NOT take that as romantic?) is because of shallow popularity stuff.
I do remember a time early on in the comic when Lucy did kiss Mike, but that was shrugged off as a silly moment, and no one assumed any sort of attraction after that. I think.
anyway, I forsee either a huge kiss and a Mike “what the-?!” moment(please?), or a sad Lucy basically giving up on love. looks like the latter.
Dragon December 12, 2011, 10:22 PM EST.
The only way I can not wriggle in my seat and be sad is if I pretend Mike’s being Good Guy Lucifer and actually just making her get some self-esteem from pushing her too the point of snapping back.
….Which is 100% unlikely.
Icsifil December 12, 2011, 10:29 PM EST.
Well, Mike seems to have noticed something in the last panel. Hopefully, to cut back on Mike hate, he starts feeling like crap after telling Lucy off.
Or maybe his phone is just ringing.
NoSir December 12, 2011, 10:42 PM EST.
I do have to agree with you on the suicide thing.
@general people talking about the same matter:
I’ve had a few stray suicidal thoughts when times were bad, and I seriously considered it all of one single time. I kept going. Life is hard, and suicide is the easy way out. If I think of it that way to myself, then what am I supposed to think of it in others? If you did something that haunts you, like if, say, you killed a man, then you have to deal with it because it’s your action, your responsibility, if you don’t want to live with the pain then you shouldn’t have done it. Meanwhile there’s someone out there waiting for you who’s meant for you, your future if not current kids have a right to exist and have a father (or mother, if you’re female). You have a life to live to the fullest, why would you end it early when times get a little rough? You have to see through the darkest, coldest time of night before you get to see the sunrise.
I can’t know the pain? I do know the pain of having a close friend leave the world because she couldn’t take it anymore. I do know the agony of watching my father come home from work utterly exhausted, working entire weekends of overtime, and then seeing him open up bills and start crying frustrated tears, and me not able to do jack ****. I know the misery of being told I’m unloved and unworthy of who seemed to be The One at the time. I may not know your supposed unknowable heights of pain, but I do know pain. Do you see me taking the easy way out? I don’t, because of two reasons. Because to do so would be to admit that I CAN’T take the world head on, which CLEARLY I’m the most qualified person around to do it, and… well…
I don’t see a point in it.
Look AROUND. Where I live, it’s winter time. It hasn’t snowed yet, but every morning it’s that breathless bone-chilling cold that makes you reach for your heavy coat every time, then by the time noon rolls on by it’s hot enough that you’re sweating with it on. Today I met a new girl just walking to my Shakesphere class. Her name’s Hannah, she’s moderately attractive, and I met her by her 5 foot freshman self walking up to my 6 and a half foot junior self and asking “do you have a boyfriend?” Like we were in high school or something. Anyway she’s sort of quirky and amusing, and I’m having lunch with her tomorrow. Also today I was taking the bus home and this bum I’d given money to walks up to me and slaps a ten in my palm and tells me “thanks for the loan buddy, now we’re square. Merry early christmas.” I saw about sixty crows in a tree cawing up a storm at a little chihuahua that was running around on the ground under them, I saw a van with the sticker “pro-choice” on the back and about three car seats strapped in, I saw a fence with a gang tag written over with red paint, the paint-brushed sloppily dripping words reading “Shame on you for your terrible grammar, random graffiti artist!” I saw-
D’ya know what point I’m getting at?
The world is funny! The world will keep you laughing if you just pay attention! Seriously, guys, girls. I don’t see why you would want to leave this beautiful world and leave others with your mess.
I’m sorry if I offend anyone, but this is my opinion stated as best I can state it.
… Lucy, don’t kill yourself. It would be such a terrible waste.
Biblioholic December 12, 2011, 10:44 PM EST.
KICK EM’ IN THE SHIN LUCY! DO IT KNOW! xP
Spinnner. December 12, 2011, 10:47 PM EST.
It would be hilarious if Mike’s family was standing in the doorway with their jaws dropped.
End December 12, 2011, 10:49 PM EST.
@Spinnner Oh come now…. to hit him now would be to prove him right.
What REALLY needs to happen is that she needs to GET OUT OF THE WARZONE NOW. Have mercy, Taeshi! Give Lucy the strength to RUN OUT OF THERE even if it’s into the blizzard to be lost for a night or two, because shivering and wandering alone would be better than being bombarded with yet more insideous idiocy that effects you so.
Biblioholic December 12, 2011, 10:54 PM EST.
5 bucks says Mike gets his *** kicked by Paulo.
ArkaniusXII December 12, 2011, 11:12 PM EST.
right on brother. right on.
ive had occasional suicide thoughts to.
i disapoint my parents a lot.
i play no sports.
i have no real girlfriend.
i lie to much.
i barely make the standard As im used to.
i have sparse friends, all worse than or equally worse as me.
and i felt terrible about all of it, because it was all my fault.
and honestly, i used to think about suicide a lot.
how to do it.
how to send myself off.
what to put in my suicide letter.
i made a rough draft of said suicide note.
i located my dads gun.
but you know what?
every single time i thought about suicide, something happened.
something incredably tiny to live for.
like walking in the woods and finding someones abandoned hangout.
fixing that place up a little got me through a month.
like exploring that hideout, and finding this in a little jewel box, under an obviously planted berry tree: a quartz crystal.
a 1943 penny.
a baseball card, to faded to read.
and a picture of a boy and his friend, with a iron shovel, a tiny pickaxe, and 2x4s in the background.
i made it my goal to find more remnants of that kid.
i found the shovel.
i found the head of the pick.
that got me through for a while.
notice how earlier i said i ‘used’ to think about suicide?
thats because i dont now.
shure, i get sad some times.
i still lie. (less)
i still disapoint my parents. (less)
i still play no sports.
but you know what?
i dont consider suicide anymore.
because suicide is quiting.
suicide is like, when you lose at checkers, you flip the board over.
except with suicide, you only played halfway through the game.
suicide is for poor sports and losers.
and the Barnes family dosent like quiters.
were supportive if you lose.
were extatic if you win.
but quiting? no.
suicide is pretty much caused by not being able to handle life.
life throwing one to many lemons at you. but you know what?
William Curtis Barnes the fifth is a Barnes.
we dont quit.
curtisimo December 12, 2011, 11:23 PM EST.
I really hope that Paulo has been in the doorway the whole time and is now gonna go kick Mike’s ***!
Shamber December 12, 2011, 11:23 PM EST.
Im waiting for large bold print to pop onto the screen along with a announcers voice saying “FINISH HER” or am i expecting too much?
Derpy Smoke December 12, 2011, 11:26 PM EST.
Can we stop with the angsty “I want to make Lucy kill herself” one-sided conversation of doom and move on with the plot? No offense, but it seems like this “conversation” is being dragged out for way too long. She gets it, let’s move on so we can see what happens next.
Kaida December 12, 2011, 11:27 PM EST.
I like all the long and wordy Post because they are witty and amusing I love how derP, strider, and bibloholic have had this whole conversation thing( if you wanna call it that) and then bibloholic says he’s drunk all that time it makes me laugh. If you haven’t read their comments then I suggest you do, hopefully you find them as amusing as I do.
Anyway, guess I should say how I feel on this whole thing. Well at first I was kinda P.O( for those of you who don’t know what this means, it’s ****** off) at the fact that mike was just a douche like that, I mean telling a girl she won’t have any friends because she’s ugly inside is a pretty low blow. It was probably not the best way to deal with this certain situation.
Then I realized mike is doing this because he’s angry inside at all the things Lucy has done to him over the years and he’s choosing now to release all the pent up aggression he has. If we put ourselves in mike’s shoes we would probably do something exactly or similar to this. I would explode if my so called BFF treated me like crap for years, though I might pop a LOT sooner then this. But it took mike talking to sandy again and realizing how good a person she is for him to snap. Now, I am not a big mikeXsandy fan, but I don’t think sandy is a terrible person, she is just doing this because she cares about mike. I’m sure you would be concerned if you loved someone and they were getting beat up. Anyway back to my point, MIKE IS ANGRY.
Some people might not read this comment and I’m fine with that just getting to voice my opinion makes me happy. And for those of you that do read this, I hope you get where I’m coming from. Don’t go all crazy on me like some people do, just calmly say that you disagree and then let bigons be bigons. We can all go our separate ways and never say anything to each other again, and I would still be a-okay.
Lucy that poor thing is just getting thrown under a bus. Mike just stomped on her self-esteem as if it wasn’t enough. But I think mike is wrong and that people especially Paulo will stay with Lucy. Not because shes pretty or they feel bad fir her, but because they love her, and that over the years, I believe that they have peeled back the layers if Lucy’s emotions much like an onion. And they already know that she is slightly abusive yes, but that she really cares about them and loves them. That there is no denying. Lucy has grown all throughout this comic, and now that progress is sqaushed and is now, I believe, decreasing.
* this is all my feeling since like 5 chapters ago to*
I am a strong LucyXPaulo fan, because Paulo tells Lucy that he will always love her, no matter what she does. And I think/know that mike is wrong, Lucy is no the dumb rebound, jasmine is. Jazzy( and I do love her just not with paulo) is only here because Paulo needs/wants something to keep his mind busy! I think he would dump her in a heart beat( not sounding mean and stuff) if Lucy said that she loved him and wanted to be with him.
I feel to attached to the comic but I wanted to voice my opinion, and now that I have, I hope this has brought a smile to your face. Even a frown maybe, either one would make me happy. So, with out further ado, I bid you good bye
Sheepish lion December 12, 2011, 11:36 PM EST.
I’m gonna beat the **** outta him.
Hubris December 12, 2011, 11:51 PM EST.
hey, @sheepish lion!
welcome to the long, witty & mildly anoying but in a good way comenters club! only a select few are chosen, and you, like me, have been picked!
to sit outside the clubs door and try to figure out how to get in.
curtisimo - ONE OF US. ONE OF US.
curtisimo December 12, 2011, 11:53 PM EST.
holy c***, small world man i’m a Barnes too (different barnes clan more than likely). J.W. Barnes to be exact (i won’t reveal my full name on the internet) but yeah my family has a similar creed, “never to give up, never to falter, never to quit”
like curtisimo said welcome to the club, hope you enjoy your time posting here.
strider December 12, 2011, 11:54 PM EST.
The awesome one December 13, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
waitaminuite waitaminuite wait a minuite!
hey, @strider, you wouldnt happen to live in the general area of N.C to georgia, would you?
i just realised how much information im giving away on the internet. but i dont care. for all any of you know, i made up that name at the end.
which i did.
or did i?
curtisimo - (mass panic ensues over William Curtis Barnes: fake or not controversy)
curtisimo December 13, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
Did Mike sister just come in or something cause she overheard him yelling at her? I sense a punch of some sort coming up (o_o;;) directed at Mike lol I do hope this horrible one sided convo will shortly be over >_<
Tickled December 13, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.
nah, i’m on the west coast, a very very cold part of the west coast. (yeah that was probably a big clue as to where i live.)
strider December 13, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.
i just realized we kinda turned this comment section into a chatroom.
oh noes! thats one of the rules! AGGG TAESHI ABOVE FORGIVE US ALLLLLLL!!!
you know, thinking about that just now reminded me of my first ever comment.
the name was ‘hello bcb world’ because for some reason i thought you were supposed to name the comment.
yes. young sotherners are all ****t@rds.
and after posting it, i was immediately trolled.
and the trolls, useing a very auspicious form of trolling, trolled me by calling me a troll.
well played trolls, well played.
and then Taeshi saw all this.
and commented to back me up.
coincidentally, i fainted twice that day.
and so, i have become a loyal BCBer ever since, with the knowledge in my heart that taeshi is a cool guy who backs up nerds like me.
and you know what?
i was never trolled again.
i assume whenever someone types @curtisimo taeshi gives them the death glare to make shure they arent evil.
curtisimo - taeshi: guardian of morons
ps wait, this is the intetwebs! why did paper rustle?
curtisimo December 13, 2011, 12:25 AM EST.
Where did you get that idea? I see no Mike’s sister. Maybe I’m missing something?
rotationalMultiaxis December 13, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.
Welp, it’s official. I hate Mike now.
Scott Nishida December 13, 2011, 12:32 AM EST.
the idea stems from the suspicion that mike has been alerted by something (minus the alert sound and the exclamation point over the head, lol) so it could be mike’s sister coming up the stairs or a sound tipping mike off that she’s been eaves dropping.
strider December 13, 2011, 12:32 AM EST.
im pretty sure he is refering to the fact that his ears have perked up and that he turned. for all we know it could be a mouse, with mikes hearing, but hes just theorising that its his sister
curtisimo - portal gun duct taped to gravity gun duct taped to duct tape.
curtisimo December 13, 2011, 12:38 AM EST.
UGH! I’m finally caught up since september and i gotta wait two days for the drama to continue?!!!
well played, Bscb creator. well played.
Jasmine Lizbeth December 13, 2011, 12:52 AM EST.
Wow!! That was stupid Lucy is way better than that. Nobody NEEDS that the only thing you get after this is tears well at least if I were in lucys place that would be what you get from me.
If Lucy takes this as hard as I think she will she’ll be sad and depressive for weeks or months maybe even years!!!
That was not nice Mike!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
you don\'t know December 13, 2011, 1:11 AM EST.
damn it tae, i think this one actually brought tears to my eyes. i mean damn mike your being way to damn rash on her even if you’re angry
SAXsamus December 13, 2011, 1:14 AM EST.
Wow Mike. I get venting, I get being overly harsh, I get passionate dislike-temporarily-upgraded-to-hatred. But making a hurting girl cry, and then
her there? That’s beyond cold. It’s hard to overlook.
Chi-chan December 13, 2011, 1:17 AM EST.
His ears twitched! Someone over heard it, I bet!
Aoriki December 13, 2011, 1:17 AM EST.
Well dan mike,your not that perfect your self you have done nothing abandon her your entire life,when sandy was still there you completely forgot about lucy,back then she was all you thought about ,she was your security blanket , but when she left you had nowhere else too go! So you whent running staight back too lucy and just like back then history will reapet itself and she will leave you. Only this time have nothing to go back too.no freinds no nothing,just like you will be, NOTHING!
karma December 13, 2011, 1:34 AM EST.
I’m hopeful that the last panel alludes to someone like his sibling or parent entering the room or at least overhearing the conversation cause he has just been TEARING into Lucy in the last few comics, and I’m feeling like he should be getting some in return from someone.
SteewpidZombie December 13, 2011, 1:58 AM EST.
lucy is not heartless she scared mike to let poeple in because she dosn’t to get hurt and your becoming what you sed lucy was selfish and cold i hope she pops you good
john colvin December 13, 2011, 2:01 AM EST.
Mike opens the door, it’s Haley. And then
FALCON PUNCH! Right in the kisser!
That would be worth it. Or his mum, and he’d be in a deeper grave he already dug
ultimateZ December 13, 2011, 2:04 AM EST.
bring on the crazies, i have a 12 gauge and 200 rounds of 1000 pellet skeet ammo waiting for them, lol. anyhow, i didn’t give away any information that could be widely used. fact is that my last name is extremely common, and at least 1/12 (rough estimate) of them live on the west coast, so good luck finding me guys. as for said groups having records of me, that’s highly likely due to me entering multiple countries for multiple reasons, so yeah, i doubt they have any intent to actually track me down. the only group who probably want to track me down is probably the D.H.S. since i pretty much said that the president is a douche, haha. oh wait, gimme a sec gotta answer the door.
(sorry for the attempted comidic rant, once i started i couldn’t stop)
strider December 13, 2011, 2:04 AM EST.
Yeesh, this chapter’s getting painful
(as in the emotionally conflicting sense)
Allen December 13, 2011, 2:26 AM EST.
Still being way too much of a dik about this, Mikey boy.
She does need to hear how things really are, but there is no need to be so harsh about it.
This is by far my favorite emotionally scarring webcomic.
Fruvous December 13, 2011, 2:35 AM EST.
Its better to hear it bluntly than all sugar-coated.
Eeyup December 13, 2011, 3:46 AM EST.
imsadnow December 13, 2011, 3:54 AM EST.
taesh what have you done?
imsadnow December 13, 2011, 3:57 AM EST.
Ouch, he sure knows how to put down and crush a girl’s heart. Damn bro.
Come on Lucy, kick that mother****er in the balls.
Oh and Mike, let her finish her ****ing sentence.
Mirage December 13, 2011, 4:32 AM EST.
oh i don’t think i’m on the watchlist for THAT particular group, lol. at worst, i’m on the watchlist of the CIA, especially under the new homeland security act. yeah land of the free my @$$, thank you bush you a-hole (by the way that’s the president i’ve insulted on multiple occasions, i don’t have that big of a problem with obama. at least he hasn’t taken away my right to privacy.)
strider December 13, 2011, 5:15 AM EST.
> is it me or i see a fist shaped mark on Mike’s nose in a near future????????
Loki December 13, 2011, 5:21 AM EST.
Read bcb and listen to this at the same time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-U6NwQtQO4
sorry for linking stuff but it’s
Mike man…you’re crushing her soul.
Stuffnthat December 13, 2011, 5:44 AM EST.
Does it make me a bad person if I’m hoping that the entire group turns on Mike for this?
Nobody December 13, 2011, 6:19 AM EST.
I want to say something about the suicide discussion that was brought up by strider earlier.
I don’t see why suicide is a selfish thing. It’s your life, if you want to take it so badly, why aren’t you allowed to? It’s not selfish wanting to escape all the misery, caused by the simple fact your alive and breathing. Not everyone has someone to care about them. Not everyone has loved ones waiting for them at home. And even if they do, would you be selfish for leaving them? No, THEY would be selfish for wanting to keep you here.
Think about it.
LH December 13, 2011, 7:00 AM EST.
Lucy, save yourself more pain and leave him *now!* He doesn’t deserve any more of your attention. You are loved, even if that ******* is saying otherwise, especially considering *this* page: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c52/p11.html
Mike, it’s all on you, if Lucy does something terrible to herself. You’ll have no one to ‘thank’ but yourself and that oh so helpful *bitch* you call a girlfriend. I don’t care if she’s claiming that she’s just looking out for you. What she is doing is pure and cold hearted manipulation, and you’re nothing but a ****ing marionette in her hands.
Hell, I’m convinced she’s only keeping you around for laughs, because while I can’t remember which arc it was, I *know* there was a story where Sandy was most definitely spending time, in BED, with someone who was NOT Mike.
bite me December 13, 2011, 7:11 AM EST.
Did anyone else notice his ears perked up in the last frame there? Hmm…
akipolies December 13, 2011, 8:00 AM EST.
I don’t even know what to say anymore….between all the commentsand the actual comic, it’s a clusher ****…..I really hope everyone can figure out what they’re doing…
MidnightSnack December 13, 2011, 8:00 AM EST.
I’ve used some time to read through most of the archives (up to ch. 48) and i’m perfectly sure this is all planned out by the author. Why do i think so?
All the people in the story aren’t so bad. If someone says Lucy was very abusive to Mike, check out on Paulo teasing Mike most of the time. If you think Mike is so innocent, check out him slamming ****** headstart into dirt on Field Day chapter or choking on Paulo. Most of the situations that were presented was when there was something afoot. It’s not like Lucy (or anyone else) slapped, kicked or something anyone just for laughs. Mike hugging Lucy and saying “I love you Sandy”, Yashy exclaiming that Mike talks about Lucy’s private parts and so on. From one side, it is a bit rough, but from the other, it’s still in the boundaries i would say.
Mike’s behaviour was also planned. There were a couple situations where he was so wrapped up in his line of thought, that he didn’t see it being “too rough”. For example when he almost beat up Abbey and only his sister stopped Mike from doing it. Or when he talked Daisy straight to the point what he meant. He’s a person that when focused on something, rarely will go away from that path, sometimes not realising he’s going too far with his words. He’s not a bad person altogether, everyone of us does something stupid from time to time. Noone’s perfect. And the hatred situation for LucyxMike occured a couple times already.
I am looking forward to what comes up next, the reactions of their friends. As Yashy once mentioned in a bonus strip: It’s a Bitter Sweet mixture of friendship that is hard, but you still want more.
Ranadiel December 13, 2011, 8:20 AM EST.
I kinda wish that he would turn around and see, like I dunno, his sister or brother or even Sandy. Man seriously I would love to see Sandy’s reaction to that rant. If she really was the nice person who Mike seemed to think she was I bet she would be horrified.
Battle-chan December 13, 2011, 8:57 AM EST.
My heart…it aches for Lucy. Why must you be so blunt Mike! Hear her out before you strike her down like that!! Jesus!!
Keno December 13, 2011, 9:21 AM EST.
Why Do I get the Feeling Shes either Gonna End up dead or a Goth
AnthonyDafox December 13, 2011, 9:29 AM EST.
You know, I’m willing to bet that has some of the same insecurities as does. When we see her living through her daily life, it seems like the only thing she looks forward to is talking with her precious Maishul . So is just as clingy and worried that others only like her for her looks. The only difference is that does not hide her insecurities through violence.
Puck December 13, 2011, 10:03 AM EST.
the ear flick at the end says it all.
i don’t think mike is truly that heartless, is he….
i like where this is going keep it up!!!
bigdogstan December 13, 2011, 10:07 AM EST.
Hmm… Wha… Lucy trembling stop? Σ(ﾟДﾟ≡ﾟДﾟ)
Interesting… ~(￣▽￣~)) ((~￣▽￣)~
Yuki December 13, 2011, 10:32 AM EST.
Sandy and Lucy…almost the same. -shakes head-
Mike, you don’t even realize that your own girlfriend is an insecure cling too. He doesn’t realize this because, for whatever reason, he thinks Sandy is always right. Love is blinding, hm? Hopefully Lucy will figure this out and take a stand for herself…in a non-violent way. Even though I really, REALLY want her to give Mike a punch in the jaw.
Nishakun December 13, 2011, 10:53 AM EST.
I wonder what Mike’s ears in the last panel are alluding to…
SpiritWolf15x December 13, 2011, 12:14 PM EST.
let’s see, do you guys think the snow storm will force lucy to stay at mike’s house to sleep?
p.s. Derp, you become more and more “the best” at each comment. asd.
and strider is pretty cool, too.
p.p.s. I think I found when carter died… it was in a guest comic (chapter “intermission: guest comic bonanza”, page 10).
in the comment, taeshi wrote it’s official…. paulo is a murderer…….
boh... December 13, 2011, 12:30 PM EST.
Wait… Mike did you just admit to being a shallow douchenozzle who only cared about Lucy for her looks? ‘Cuz you said “nobody could love you for who you are” but then you used to like Lucy yourself.
Random Internet Loser December 13, 2011, 12:36 PM EST.
Guess Mike isn’t an *******. He’s just really really ****** off. It’s up to Lucy to take what he says now as a big girl and grow from it. Then maybe she will be the next one to make a long speech about her feelings, like Mike just did.
Ryoushi-kun December 13, 2011, 1:03 PM EST.
Other than his last statement, I think what he said needed to be said to Lucy. She needs to stop pushing everyone away and embrace them. Don’t get me wrong, Mike is still a douche and the way he is to Lucy was inexcusable, no matter how he’s feeling. He could have gotten it through to her better. I don’t get how Mike can say that ‘no one can love who you really are’ when he himself knows EXACTLY who Lucy really is, and he used to love her anyway. So I think the last panel was just to hurt her, cuz apparently that statement is wrong.
Ally December 13, 2011, 1:12 PM EST.
i think that mike is mean. he never should of have strung her along. it’s his fault. he should of told her years ago. then things might have changed. mike strung her along by being friends with her. and besides he used to love her. i would so like to be a friend of lucy. i can relate because my friend abbey is like lucy. mike needs to relize how lucy saved him and her other friends from that guy in the alley. she did that because she cared.
melberry December 13, 2011, 1:47 PM EST.
@Taeshi hopefully there wont be so much hatred or angst in these next 8 pages, right? Secondly, I dont think Mike is going too far at all. I think its good for him to get it all out. If Lucy doesnt like Mike then why the hell is she always hanging around with him? Just so she can make him feel bad, mock him, hit him? ****ing grow up Lucy, I know its said “Love begins with war” (I dont know if anyone has heard of this saying, but where I come from everyone says this when someone is being mean towards others. Usually they stop doing it after a while.) but SERIOUSLY??!!! He was actually the first one to ever talk to you, and all you have done to him has only made him hate you more and more! He is actually a really nice guy, but SOME PEOPLE think it is wrong to tell the truth and let it slowly make you mad because you regret never telling it! GOOD FOR YOU, MIKE! There I said it!
For all of those who think I am stupid, mean, or just think I should die, let me tell you something……………………………………………………………………Just scroll down a bit…………………….
**** YOU! Its just a comic, you geeks! Maybe its just me, but it seems like everyone is on Lucys side on this one, so let me do a favor for you: This comic is awesome, and I dont think you should get so worked up about it, so take some time to think about it and you will see that you dont need to yell at people/characters to be happy.Oh and before I forget; Mike is the freaking cutest character in this comic! I mean who can resist a kitty wearing a scarf! TO MIKE: x 1000000! <3
Apple December 13, 2011, 2:33 PM EST.
Seems to me you also got a little worked up there yourself. And I’ll insist. Hurting her like this cannot be justified. She might need hearing this (and notice how I say “this”), but the way Mike could go around making her hear it didn’t need to be this destructive. He’s pretty much just tearing her down, brick by brick, and that would probably drone on until she pretty much broke down in front of him had they not have a visitor. So yes, we’re with Lucy here because Mike’s methods are overwhelmingly (and unecessarily) violent. Emotionally.
Ditto December 13, 2011, 2:42 PM EST.
Lucy’s not gonna commit suicide, is she?
StarSturdy December 13, 2011, 2:43 PM EST.
I always doubt people who think that Mike is acting ok, makes me think like they would think it’s ok to act that way themselves.
Kite December 13, 2011, 2:47 PM EST.
Might as well just hit her with a hot iron now Mike.
Lucy December 13, 2011, 3:00 PM EST.
LETS GET TO 1100! WE STILL HAVE A DAY!
Mike is being such a *******, I hope someone is interrupting them in the last panel, simply because it would mean no more Lucy torture.
Emily December 13, 2011, 3:16 PM EST.
Oh yeah, Mike should let it all out! Yeah, he’s totally right! NO HE’S NOT. Not a single person can go from being nice to someone to telling them all this stuff, this suddenly, without being a full and total ********. It’s HIS fault for letting the “fake” friendship continue. Suddenly being close with Sandy again isn’t a reason AT ALL to do this. He hasn’t seen “the light”, it’s not like now that he has met “the one” he can act like he’s sooooo much more. There’s a little something in life called respect, and little Mike here has forgotten all about it.
Fortunos December 13, 2011, 3:28 PM EST.
Oh dear, no.
I’m kinda hoping that happens.
That Mike needs to be taught a ****ing lesson for being such a *********.
Maii December 13, 2011, 3:32 PM EST.
Mike’s really being a jerk, he’s not even listening to her!
Star was here December 13, 2011, 3:35 PM EST.
I have absolutely no idea if that was meant as a snark or you agreeing with me. I mean, seriously, no offense, but can ya enlighten me on that point?
PS: If it was you agreeing, we do actually do something. We comment!
Ditto December 13, 2011, 3:36 PM EST.
You haven’t seen Disaster Dominoes haven’t you?
Kittyinthesky December 13, 2011, 3:41 PM EST.
I really need to say this. Abuse is abuse, don’t matter if it’s emotionally, physically, mentally, or sexually. People are responsible for their own actions; they will eventually have to deal with the repercussions and consequences of that abuse, one way or another. Self abuse is the same. You are responsible for your own actions regarding self abuse as well. You might need help to control those destructive habits whether it’s through therapy or medication, or just will power and rationalization alone, you are still responsible for what you do.
The same goes with suicide. It does take a dark and pain induced mindset in order to commit the ultimate act of escape, but you are still in control of your actions until that very last moment. Only you can make the decision to, or not to. Other factors can and certainly will at times, influence that action, but it is you that is in control, even when you feel like you have none. So if Lucy does anything to herself, it’s all her. Mike’s influence can have a tremendous impact on her behavior, that I don’t deny. It’s just like the impact Lucy made on him, after years of abuse and the realization that Sandy helped him see, he is still responsible for what he is doing, and the after math of it of now, as Lucy is after all these years.
If Mike should feel anything, it’d be guilt and remorse, but he is not completely responsible for what she does to herself. Lucy is still in control of Lucy, no matter the influence, she still has a say in what she does to herself, just like she had a say in what she did to Mike all these years. She can either take the high road or low road, it’s up to her. It’s alright to break and crumble, fall apart, but it’s up to you to put yourself back together and keep it that way, whether or not you choose to do it on your own, or with help.
Canny December 13, 2011, 3:45 PM EST.
Paulo did not kill Carter! He simply threw a Lucy doll complete with Lucy hair into a Wüd Chiper, which Carter promptly proceeded to follow. Completely Carter’s fault.
Ditto December 13, 2011, 3:58 PM EST.
Depends. If you’re defending yourself (especially a woman) kickin’ the Jimmy can be an act of self defense if you’re being assaulted yourself. Just out right kicking someone in the crotch, is assault. Physically harming someone over and over is abuse. So right now, I’d put it in the assault category considering it’s been months since she’s touched him.
Canny December 13, 2011, 4:00 PM EST.
over 1,000 comments, no suprise
since pretty much everyone thinks Mike is a terrible person by now
Twinkel13 December 13, 2011, 4:03 PM EST.
Ditto December 13, 2011, 4:07 PM EST.
Yep. Pretty much.
Canny December 13, 2011, 4:11 PM EST.
for that mildly amusing comment, you will be baked, and then there will be cake.
curtisimo - overdoing the portal jokes?
curtisimo December 13, 2011, 4:24 PM EST.
You people are all talking ********, come back to me when this happened to you and see how much ‘good’ you ‘grow from it’
Davey December 13, 2011, 4:31 PM EST.
Nothing is good about the situation, but you can grow from it, take things into perspective and evaluate how things got to this point, and how you can try to prevent this from happening again. Different people, different situations, but a person can at least learn not to put their hands on another, or choose not to build up on someone’s deepest fears and use that to tear the other apart. It’s all in what you take from it and use it to grow as an individual and social being.
Canny December 13, 2011, 4:35 PM EST.
Im gonna laugh once he breaks up with Sandy.I really am.
BitterSweetCandyBowl December 13, 2011, 4:37 PM EST.
word twisting, i see!
well played, @derp, well played.
although i meant baked as in an oven.
if you didnt play portal, you cant get the joke.
*insirt something funny to end the comment with*
curtisimo - digital ******
curtisimo December 13, 2011, 4:40 PM EST.
wow, tard is squared out?
oh, and i love how normal comments are still going on around our little conversation bubble.
IS FUNNY, DA?
curtisimo - Ivan Drunkovitch
curtisimo December 13, 2011, 4:44 PM EST.
Wow……this….has been evil….
I cant wait to see what everyone does.
I think the most intresting will be pualo.
And….will sandy notice how much mike has changed?
Meh December 13, 2011, 4:57 PM EST.
Well, unless it’s wrong in the FAQ, Mike and Lucy won’t end up together anyways.
Edit: Never mind … the answer changes every few seconds. I thought I was going crazy for a while.
Canny December 13, 2011, 4:57 PM EST.
Almost every time I looked at the FAQ, I’d see ‘No.’ instead of ‘Yes.’ So every time I saw yes, I thought my eyes were playin tricks, so yeah, it took a minute to realize what was going on after staring at it.
Canny December 13, 2011, 5:14 PM EST.
yeah! rage quit you shape shifting rat!
Different Adam December 13, 2011, 5:16 PM EST.
I wonder what they’re going to get for that project.
-A- December 13, 2011, 5:23 PM EST.
Strange how things have completely flipflopped since this page/chapter!
Vulli December 13, 2011, 5:26 PM EST.
I don’t have the money to buy gas much less a figurine lol
Canny December 13, 2011, 5:41 PM EST.
@Vulli IT MUST BE OPPOSITE CHAPTER, OH GOD.
-A- December 13, 2011, 5:43 PM EST.
Well, she may have needed to be told where she was wrong. But Mike is driving her towards jumping off a bridge. This is the sixth page he has spent screaming in her face how nobody loves, nor does anyone have reason to, and that she is a worthless being who deserves to live the remainder of her life in solitude and unhappiness. Tourette-boy needs to relax.
Finkel December 13, 2011, 5:43 PM EST.
I really wish Mike could have relized this before him and Lucy became to close. But personally I wish Mike would suck it up and not give it to her that hard. Sure, Sandy hates Lucy. Lucy probably has anger issues, and instead of just making her upset, try to help her for god’s sake! And also Sandy, you arent there, you dont know her, Lucy is genrally a nice person, if she tries. And just because she gets mad doesnt mean you have to try to convince Mike to hate somebody you dont know!
And to Mike, yeah, MAYBE they will follow you, but what makes you think they will leave Lucy ALONE because they like you better? I would think less of you if I knew you did somthing like this to Lucy when she only wants to see you happy. Honestly, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this series, but I want to reach into my computer and STRANGLE Mike. Lucy has her problems, and you do now too. I just hope these arent your true colors Mike.
AND ANOTHER THING, (lol so long….) Mike, you and Lucy are best friends, and you have beem for a long time! And Sandy just comes by and changes your opnion? Why? Get your life together Mike, really, but dont hurt anyone whos been genrally nothing but nice to you.
RawrDinosaurs! December 13, 2011, 5:58 PM EST.
o_o day-ung… Is she gonna kill herself? or attempt to?
Cuz that was really harsh on his part… even is she is a witch… Girls are fragile creatures…Lonely ones are even more fragile
rugdg13 December 13, 2011, 6:03 PM EST.
Why isn’t Mike noticing how things have totally changed from this promise… http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c12/p29.html
what a tool! I would say I’m sorry for mike being a tool, but you give what you get, and if he was to slow to notice her changes, well then he deserves what he gets.
Colette December 13, 2011, 6:18 PM EST.
MIKE YOUR SUCH AN ***
i can’t believe him right now…
that little PIECE OF ****!!!
calicoinsanity December 13, 2011, 6:23 PM EST.
@colette that is exactly what i was thinking OMG thank you so much for the page cause i was going crazy looking for it
naga December 13, 2011, 6:48 PM EST.
does anyone else notice that everything that goes wrong with these two is SANDY’S fault?? i mean when they’re kids SANDY keeps them apart. when when mike loves lucy, SANDY walks in and sweeps him away. they’re best friends until SANDY covinces mike otherwise. they were even getting along here until SANDY texts mike!!! ITS ALL SANDY’S FAULT!!!! bad sandy bad
Bree Marie December 13, 2011, 7:03 PM EST.
I totally agree with your logic, and I wish mike and Lucy would get back to being friends again, but SANDY doesn’t even remember who Lucy is, and she doesn’t know what was really happening. So Sandy can be blamed, but she never knew.
In my opinion, I think it’s mike. He’s a DOOSH SNOZZLE. lol tiny kid called me that
IDog December 13, 2011, 7:09 PM EST.
It’s not Sandy’s fault. Mike is capable of making his own decisions and capable of regulating his own actions. Everyone is responsible for themselves. So whatever neglect Mike has done, is Mike’s fault, not Sandy’s. I don’t recall her holding a gun to his head.
Canny December 13, 2011, 7:09 PM EST.
I think Sandy is partially at fault, really. She may not know who Lucy is, but the way she speaks suggests jealousy more than actually trying to help. If Lucy was a boy, no one would think twice about her kicking Mike all the time. Lucy isn’t some terrible, selfish little brat. She’s lonely and a bit defensive, but Mike is going way overboard here. Sandy is involved, yes, but it isn’t entirely her fault. Mike is choosing to say this. Lucy may push people away, she may try to protect herself, but Mike is basically yelling at her for being attached to him - like a best friend might be - and not returning his love when he wanted it.
I just get a bit tired of ‘Lucy needs to hear this’ or ‘Lucy deserves it.’ Who deserves to have someone scream that they hate you? Especially a teenager who already seems to suffer from social issues. He screams at her for being so terribly selfish, but he’s never really tried to support her or help her out of it. He supposedly indulged her, then dropped her when he finally had a better option.
I’m getting kind of tired of Mike being such a complete dick all the time and I’m a little worried that Lucy is going to hurt herself.
penguonsoda December 13, 2011, 8:00 PM EST.
oh crap, was just watching apocalypse now and i found another good song for this chapter “the end” by the doors.
this is the end, my only friend the end.
strider December 13, 2011, 8:05 PM EST.
this is a perfect moment for Lucy to go yandere
Dr. Innocentchild December 13, 2011, 8:23 PM EST.
In the words of delta, memory is the key. But mike is sifting through the wrong memories. Interpreting sandy’s “I don’t like Lucy” as “she is such a jerk”. Just like how delta mistook york’s need for pride as stupidity
Charmdra December 13, 2011, 8:24 PM EST.
Is it just me or did Lucy’s chest get bigger?
Michelle December 13, 2011, 8:27 PM EST.
I don’t know why we’re bringing sandy up right now, but I’m a MikexLucy shipper, but I really like sandy too, I think she’s cute. < u >
Idek December 13, 2011, 8:27 PM EST.
As hiddentwilight pointed out, Mike’s ear turns back. Also, Lucy stops shaking. Is someone else nearby? Cat senses! Excited for tomorrow!!
Also, replying to Michelle a few comments above me, I noticed that too! Details~
Meg December 13, 2011, 8:28 PM EST.
Everything about your comment was beautiful, even if I adore all the characters.
Idek December 13, 2011, 8:29 PM EST.
Yes, you are correct. You can’t just blame the decision to outright stop associating with someone and glare at them whenever you see them or tell them off like this on another person’s influence. It would have happened eventually anyways, and if Sandy hadn’t been there to kind of give Mike a release from having to be with Lucy and see what it’s like without her so that he could form a more proper opinion, things might have ended even worse than they are going now. He might’ve just kept going along with her until he eventually snapped and did something possibly even violent like strangling her. But yeah, so don’t try to blame all of this on Sandy. She didn’t know the full situation about them when they were younger, but what she did see/hear was Mike coming home from school with a black eye or a bloody nose or a damaged leg, and the name of the person who caused it. And the excuses he made for her must’ve just sounded like illogical defense because he was either too afraid to speak out against her, or because he just doesn’t realize how bad things are. She was just trying to look out for Mike’s best interests, since Lucy obviously wasn’t…
Indigo December 13, 2011, 8:30 PM EST.
Mike is soooo mean Poor Lucy. I just know she’ll ache about this incident forever.
Jupi December 13, 2011, 8:45 PM EST.
On such emotional trauma are most of the greatest works of art built. It sucks, doesn’t it, that to create something that can still touch people hundreds of years after you’re gone, you have to be so hurt. If this were a musical history narrative, Lucy would go on to write Brahms-esque music for the piano, or invent impressionism, or blast the Serialists out of their sad little holes.
On a related note, this comic always makes me think of the Adagio Assai from Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major. It’s got the same bittersweet feel to it.
Tandlerov December 13, 2011, 8:58 PM EST.
I have not seen a person broken so much like this in a while. I’m really hoping that Lucy can pull herself together and just get out of there. At this point its most likely the best option.
shunoflegacy December 13, 2011, 9:09 PM EST.
Did Mike hear someone enter the room?
MonsieurWTF December 13, 2011, 9:13 PM EST.
@MonsieurWTF OH SHIZZ! I did not notice that. I see one of 3 things happening. One of Mike’s family members comes in to chew him out, one of his family members comes in to ask what’s going on and Lucy ends of leaving, or the most dramatic possibility of all, Sandy overheard the came early as a surprise and stopped outside the door when she heard the yelling and heard the whole thing. That would be so crazy
Indigo December 13, 2011, 9:20 PM EST.
heck….i already posted but ****…
i cant wait for the next one.
i reaaaaaally wanna see a FALCON PUNCH from lucy.
Loki December 13, 2011, 9:35 PM EST.
No I want to see Lucy do an agent Texas combo on mike. Preferably one that involves the smashing of a person’s balls
Charmdra December 13, 2011, 9:40 PM EST.
@Never Here You’re welcome! It’s a shame that I was the only one to participate, but one person is better than nothing!
TAESHI WHY THIS ON MY BIRTHDAY
And I thought it couldn’t get worse.(ps my birthday was yesterday. I’m just a little late in saying this.)
theghost December 13, 2011, 9:41 PM EST.
@ Everyone who wants to see Lucy flip out cause they don’t like Mike,
Lucy attacking mike would just further prove that Mike is right and Lucy has not changed. I hope Lucy does not lose her cool and self pities herself til someone else hits mike for her.
Amazing Lagann December 13, 2011, 9:47 PM EST.
Lucy needs this but Mike is being waaaaaaaaay too harsh about it…
why is mike unleashing all this in such a mean and rantful way? I wish he was more rational, like just sayin “Lucy, I don’t think we should be friends anymore” instead of “I HATE CHU AND EVERYONE ELSE DOES TOO AND EVERYONE ONLY CARES ABOUT YOUR LOOKS WAHHHH”
Poor mentally broken lucy, she would have taken it better if he was more calm and possibly if he told her BEFORE SHE STARTED BEING NICE TO HIM AND TRYING TO BE FRIENDS AGAIN
MIKE YOU ARE BREAKING HER MORE
I hope Sandy, Mike or Lucy’s parents and siblings, or Paulo walks into the room right now
Sandy: Hi Maishul! *notices Lucy* who is this? why is she crying?
Parents: You two we need to have a talk. NOW.
siblings: MIKE COME A LITTLE CLOSER SO I CAN BEAT YOU UP
Paulo: WTF DID YOU DO TO LUCY I WILL NEVER TRUST YOU AGAIN
I\'m on a horse December 13, 2011, 10:05 PM EST.
@Amazing Lagann Thank you for finally agreeing! No one seems to understand that Lucy getting angry would do more harm than good, and those “just punch him” and “why is she just taking this? Hit him, Luce” comments were getting on my nerves.
Herp Derp December 13, 2011, 10:07 PM EST.
Mike is such a great emotional anchor, isn’t he?
Milly December 13, 2011, 10:28 PM EST.
He just cut the thread there i dont like him anymore
Purple December 13, 2011, 10:34 PM EST.
@purple I stopped liking him a long time ago. I want to see him ruined inside and out
Charmdra December 13, 2011, 10:41 PM EST.
I was reading old BCB chapters, and realized just how well all this would tie in with the stuff Mike said about Lucy in Chapter 25. How he was her first and only friend. Kinda makes you wonder how Sandy could have changed his mind so easily. Maybe its because love is blinding? I don’t know.
Sam (a boy, not a girl) December 13, 2011, 10:44 PM EST.
Tell me about it Sam. Look at one of my previous comments and tell me if I’m right
Charmdra December 13, 2011, 11:02 PM EST.
i wonder why mike turned.
did he hear something?
is he looking away in disgust?
he toped ranting.
for two whole pannels.
IS IT FINALLY OVER?
you know, im really really REALLY hoping that this is all just the dream of someone.
mabye sandy? is she that sinister? OH MY GOD NO I DIDNT SAY THAT DONT TROLL ME FOR SAYING SOMETHING ABOUT SANDY!!! OH GOD WHAT HAVE I DONE?
or mabye its all Carters dream. although didnt he dive into a woodchipper?
though, carter is the guy who made a time machine out of a cardboard box…
curtisimo - haters gonna hate, trolls gonna troll, POTaTOS gonna potate.
curtisimo December 13, 2011, 11:07 PM EST.
Something I just thought of. Lucy is the parasite? Have you looked in the mirror lately? You’re trying to take away everything Lucy holds dear for your own benefit. You can see everyone else’s faults, but not your own. YOU are the parasite mike. YOU are the problem.
Charmdra December 13, 2011, 11:10 PM EST.
@Herp Derp It’s frustrating when you have people always screaming for Lucy to punch Mike and undo all the work she has done to improve herself it’s nice to see someone who see’s the bigger picture.
Izaya December 13, 2011, 11:10 PM EST.
@Izaya We know she’s going to punch him, this is a moment that calls for it unlike past times.
Anonymous December 13, 2011, 11:17 PM EST.
oh, and lucy should NOT hit mike.
it would only serve as more ammo.
people, lets be honest.
lucy needs this.
ever since (insirt whatever made lucy an mopey angry sadsack),
shes been a mopey angry sadsack.
who hits mike.
and really, she needed to be told how she was acting.
verbally smacked out of it, if you will.
something like this happened to me exactly once, and im a better person for it.
as soon as mike said ‘parasite’, it went from angry snap out of it to just unfiltered anger.
and really, we all need to get it out sometimes.
but not like this.
you can stop now, mike.
youve made your point.
curtisimo - redundancy is redundant
curtisimo December 13, 2011, 11:24 PM EST.
we know lucy is only gonna go into the kitchen to try and make everything better.
god of derps and such December 13, 2011, 11:26 PM EST.
@Anonymous That’s the point I’m making if she punches Mike she’ll confirm to him that she hasn’t changed at all that she is still the same person as she was before.
Izaya December 13, 2011, 11:26 PM EST.
“MICHAEL!!!!!!! You grey son of a bitch!” *punches his face in*
Sarge December 13, 2011, 11:38 PM EST.
@curtisimo yes, this pleonastic redundancy is quite reiterative.
No, I did not use a dictionary, I’m just that awesome.
@Izaya He’s not the only one. strider and I are always repeating ourselves on the matter.
@Ranadiel I concur wholeheartedly. Actually, that’s a good point about Mike’s single-mindedness. In fact, that actually clicked something I’ve been trying to piece together for a long time. I understand Mike now.
Still don’t think he’s justified in doing this to Lucy.
Biblioholic December 13, 2011, 11:40 PM EST.
@biblioholic what about me!? What I said before
Charmdra December 13, 2011, 11:45 PM EST.
@ curtisimo - you say exactly what i want to say. stop stealing my awesome witty speeches, you parakeet.
abcdedcbabcdedcba December 13, 2011, 11:45 PM EST.
so the mind reader helmet DOSE work! MUWAHAHAHA
are your palatial psydonimic synonyms eagerly applyed in other aspects of your diem?
curtisimo - fluent fancyspeaker
curtisimo December 13, 2011, 11:51 PM EST.
Hahaha xD Go mike :o anyone else see this coming? I can’t wait to see their little group after this
Neonik December 13, 2011, 11:57 PM EST.
It actually would be really funny and enjoying to see Pablo come in and beat the **** out of him honestly. I really hope this gets an early update tomorrow as well, I’ll be sitting on the edge of my seat all day waiting to see what happens next. Even school shawl not keep me from this update! : D
Tenxia December 14, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
LOL I get out for a moment and I already got an answer
and also someone using my name
Ok guys, let’s not mix the Apples here. I’m the Apple who posted before Chocothunda and Mikee, not after LOL
( And I hope the second Apple is not trying to finish my opinion I guess >_>;)
So, all I have to answer is:
Even if Luci punched him or “woo anime comic relief here”, guys really, nothing she have done was to be a sin.
Man, I’d say it would be a sin if she told a important secret of Mike to anyone, or if she turned her back when Mike needed, or if she tried to make something awful to commit vengance over him.
Luci uses this cape of agression sometimes, but hey, even so inside she finds a soft side that feel guilty for herself, and also tries to make things right again.
She is insecure. We all know that, she was a girl who played with cars on her age, not dolls. Rejection and fear of it was planted somewhere here.
I don’t think she should punch mike, but either she had to hear that.
Sorry but I still agree Mike is not that popular and he also made sure to turn his backs sometimes to Daisy, and since he startet to let everyone knows he’s with Sandy, he have been failing also with his other friends.
I don’t say Sandy is guilty, but also, it is making Mike more closed, may be just because Sandy become more important to him right now.
If he had to say those things, I’m sorry, he could say way before.
He’s not such a perfect friend as well, as if it all bothered him since the begging, why not talk frankly with Luci? He never stopped smiling before, and now he finds he wants to, and also wants to charge everything over Luci, who is also TRYING to change something for good too?
People needs to grow up, but acting like a Jerk over someone won’t help.
What if your parents/friends got bothered at you and instead of telling you eventually to fix your friendship as they really like you, you just decide to keep everything with you to suddenly turn it over the other person instead of giving it a chance to make a good change?
Nope, I don’t agree that Mike is right, and I still don’t.
And I’m not even choosing a side. If the things turns to be happier to gim with Sandy or Luci, hey, let’s give mike a cheer, but right now he is openly acting with immaturity.
I can clearly see he was having fun with Luci like they had long time ago, but remiding Sandy also makes him remind SHE, Sandy, don’t like Luci attitude. Alas, she don’t like Luci at all as she said.
May you guys undestand wat I’m trying to say now?
Apple December 14, 2011, 12:20 AM EST.
They’re highschoolers, of course they’re going to be drama-filled teens who are unstable like radioactive isotopes xD. I bet their minds change every day O.o
Does Taeshi actually read all the comments? That must be a pain. xD
Wei December 14, 2011, 2:26 AM EST.
@Derp (Sorry this is such a late reply)You’re right, she is a strong person and I do have faith that she’ll come out of this. Just don’t think she really deserves it, although I guess things like this are a part of growing up, loosing innocence and all that (God I’m talking about cats in a comic. But they are really well done and realistic cats in a comic).
Haha! That’ll be an awesome strip if it’s implied or described in anyway!
flibbertigibbet December 14, 2011, 3:56 AM EST.
And here I never thought Mike could be THAT *******.
Cass December 14, 2011, 8:54 AM EST.
Now, I’ve seen a tendency of people mentioning that Mike was closing to the others too thanks to Sandy.
When was this?
Everytime we see him he’s pretty much fine and dandy with his friends, it’s just that we see things from Lucy’s perspective, AND EVEN THEN, the point of those times is to show that he’s specifically ignoring Lucy and only talking to his other friends.
Ruby December 14, 2011, 5:36 PM EST.
Jesus Christ! talk about a bridge breaker
JustSomeCritic December 15, 2011, 12:25 AM EST.
Well, it looks like mike expecting everything to fall in his favor.
He’ll have friends, she’ll have no one.
He’ll have EVERYTHING, she’ll have nothing.
It would really be cliche if this isn’t true.
I mean, REALLY cliche. Sure Mike is a major dick currently, but that would be too easy. I say have them BOTH rot in their own respective hells.
It be hilariously ironic if everything blew up in Mike’s face, and he’d come crawling back. Only to have been put in the same limbo poor Lucy’s in.
Zero December 20, 2011, 6:23 PM EST.
like I sad before mike is a mortal kombat fighter super power heart break Fatality! Brutality!!
unkow December 26, 2011, 9:42 AM EST.
I finally realize something Lucy is a tsunadre it makes perfect sense
1.Rocky with a core of sweet jellie
2.She is pretty strong or hell I don’t know what I’m talking about!
SoulTH December 29, 2011, 11:25 AM EST.
looks like Lucy is gonna get lonely FAST! O_O
mad hatter December 31, 2011, 6:47 PM EST.
Mike seems to have forgotten something. Lucy has changed quite dramatically since those days. Furthermore, their friends don’t hate her the way he does. They support her. She won’t be alone. But neither will he. But she needed to hear this. Mike has done her a favor, by smashing her heart to bits.
some guy December 31, 2011, 11:19 PM EST.
Mike really angers me sometime…
One day he and Sandy will break up (Hopefully (Wait…that sounds mean)) and he’ll finally get together with Lucy just like he should. I think he needs lucy more than he lets on.
T3rminal January 1, 2012, 9:26 PM EST.
You are overdoing it!!!
(although he is doing right…maybe)
SGRTC January 28, 2012, 8:11 AM EST.
Once again… Why?
Anonymous January 31, 2012, 4:23 AM EST.
I feel so bad for Lucy… Mike didn’t have to be THAT harsh. Telling her no one could ever love her…that’s the kind of thing people kill themselves over!
And I’ve begun to despise Mike. He’s just gotten so arrogant lately. He’s SO sure everyone likes him so much better than Lucy that they’d just abandon her.
Cece February 5, 2012, 4:33 AM EST.
53-10 proves Mike likely mistaken. But Mike doesn’t know of that. But his interest is only in hurting Lucy, so he’s a jerk regardless.
Hoheh March 14, 2012, 4:00 PM EST.
I have one word for Mike…A$$ HOLE!!!
Nani March 22, 2012, 11:30 PM EST.
Selfish eh she jumped in a river to save you and this is how you talk about her mike your an a***ole sandy is just as bad as you are damn you sandy you dooshbag
maggee March 24, 2012, 10:37 AM EST.
And now she’s afraid of water mike you ***
maggee March 24, 2012, 10:40 AM EST.
mag March 24, 2012, 10:44 AM EST.
mike you used to be one of my favorite characters, i thought you would be a good person to lucy for ever. many people douted you would ever be a person that would help lucy. i supported you and changed some people. that was my most horrible mistake i have ever done.YOU ARE A STUBORN ******* WHO IS WORSE THAN PAULO AND HAS REACHED A NEW LEVEL OF ASSHOLENESS. YOU ARE THE REASON SHE IS LIKE THIS. YOU ARE THE WORST MOST HORRIBLE PIECE OF **** EVER. YOU ARE NO LONGER A FAN OF MINE. I HOPE SANDY BREAKS UP WITH YOU BREAKS YOUR HEART AND WHO WILL YOU RUN TO NO ONE YOU DONT DESERVE THE RESPECT THE PEOPLE GIVE YOU .I HOPE YOU DIE A PAINFUL LONG DEATH.
nomoe28 April 8, 2012, 11:11 PM EST.
SANDY IS ALSO IN YOUR LEVEL HECK WIYH IT SHES WORSE
nomoe28 April 8, 2012, 11:13 PM EST.
Mike, when you die, you’ll go to Hell, and Satan will say to you, “Sorry, I don’t want people as awful as YOU in Hell. Even I have standards.”
TheRavingFangirl April 28, 2012, 12:50 AM EST.
I have to laugh reading some of these comments calling Mike ‘evil’ and saying he needs to die and go to hell. He’s being horrible about it, but he has a point - Lucy is pushing everyone away from her and needs to back off away from him to grow by herself and become someone people (including herself) can like.
It’s not Mike’s responsibility to keep Lucy sane no matter what; the paths she’s taking to ‘get over him’ (like throwing herself at other guys - including one she barely even knows) could potentially lead to a much more distressing situation for her and she doesn’t seem to care if she throws her life away.
It’s also sad to see how many people don’t seem bothered by the fact that Mike was physically and emotionally hurt by Lucy, and yet he couldn’t do anything about it (see earlier chapters where he tried being honest with her about how much it hurt him, and she just didn’t respond). Mike had nobody to turn to except for Sandy, as well, because all of his friends just got mad at him whenever he tried to escape it like he should just be this supreme rock and take abuse in his stride to the ends of the earth.
He’s just trying to be more than an object that fills an empty space for someone (being their ‘one and only’). He’s a person and he has feelings too - maybe he won’t always fit nicely into their little mould of what ‘Mike’ should be, but he’s tried for the longest time and just wasn’t appreciated.
Crayon April 28, 2012, 8:30 AM EST.
jeez mike we get it lucy can be irritating sometimes but you are overreacting over some quarrels! seriously
lolman33 May 1, 2012, 9:55 PM EST.
You guys are trying to make Mike like a complex character, but he is not! He is just a pushover who does everything the girl he likes asks!
Wanna proof? In third grade, Sandy was his whole world, he even didn’t aknowledged other’s existences! After she left, he clinged to Lucy. It’s ironic he accuses Lucy of using him, for he also used her! He did everything Lucy demanded, without complain. Now that Sandy is back to picture, every opinion she has about the Universe is Law to Mike!
The guy is a poster child of the Beta Male, seriously! He has no self-made opinion or philosophy!
Leitor May 9, 2012, 7:13 PM EST.
I agree with Leitor there.
LucyDucy May 27, 2012, 4:24 PM EST.
Sandy is changing him to much! I hate u Sandy! Go to hell!!!
Sophia123 June 1, 2012, 10:03 PM EST.
First Sandy dumps Daisy for Mike, and now she’s trying to turn him against his “best friend”. Looks kinda like she’s trying to get herself and Maishul completely alone. How long before she loses him all his friends?
Gracie June 2, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.
Paulo is going to beat the **** out of him when this hits the fan.
Follarch June 8, 2012, 7:39 AM EST.
1) You hate Mike. You Hate Sandy. WE KNOW. IT’LL END GOOD. Shut the **** up.
2) Is it bad my comment is number 666? (No Kidding )
Guharfuh June 9, 2012, 7:09 PM EST.
I HAE U MIKE ! rly i thougt that he was a bit of dick before but now hes just so much of a dick i have to make up a word for it hes so friggen “dickerassious”
thatguywithwings June 13, 2012, 11:40 AM EST.
I’d love to see Paulo’s reaction to this, uncensored, in all it’s ***-kicking glory
ThatOneGuy June 28, 2012, 8:13 PM EST.
Mick is a ********* with a capital D
demondonkeys June 30, 2012, 12:03 PM EST.
That is low, I mean LOOOOOOW!
I think Mike needs to repeat this speech to a mirror.
Someone September 2, 2012, 4:05 PM EST.
Come here Lucy, gimme a hug, I know how it feels
April October 1, 2012, 3:34 PM EST.
MIKE! I THOUGHT YOU WERE SO. NICE AND GOOD. BUT… DAMNIT YOU’RE BEING SO SPITEFUL! YOU COULD JUST SAY I HATE YOU AND LEAVE IT AT THAT, BUT YOU HAVE TO TAKE HER FRIENDS TOO??? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU! DAMN YOU AND SANDY! YOU HATEFUL UNTOLLERATING ********!
Rylan October 21, 2012, 1:56 AM EST.
not to be harsh, but it is kinda true, lol
:P December 15, 2012, 8:11 AM EST.
Oh mommy?! even tho i left Lucy upstairs to drown from all the **** i just said to her, Sandy called me after me and Lucy got done having so much fun playing video games, She says shes coming
HERE! to do a show, And i got tickets!!! so can we plz go?!
I’m so happy right now i can die! shes coming here, HERE! who the **** cares about Lucy now cause my 5 yrs only in contact of a girlfriend is coming here! I’m so happy. The girl upstairs who i just broken to pieces myself don’t mean enough to me even tho shes been here in my life like forever haha! Don’t like clingy girls who have made issues to themselves cause i played them as my 2nd every time my girlfriend just pops of the radar. I mean its not my fault if i go to her i just don’t like that shes goes to me. Game don’t work that way. I go to Lucy, She can’t go to me. !
Sahchan January 8, 2013, 2:33 PM EST.
Now I really want Mike to leave and see his reaction when no one follows him.
Shenanigans March 29, 2013, 12:29 AM EST.
she should go hang out with final fantasy cat
wIcKeDeLiXeR July 16, 2013, 6:20 PM EST.
**** bro, this is harsh…
I realize I only type like that when I am… Speechless, I suppose.
Barosepha July 18, 2013, 4:38 AM EST.
Ouch! Ow! Wow! The anger just keeps coming!
Mike really has had this bottled up for a long time.
“Don’t leave”? Sorry Lucy, Mike left a long time ago…
5Cats July 18, 2013, 8:43 PM EST.
THAT’S HARSH. Lucy was trying to be nice to you! Why didn’t you see that?! I mean, you have a point but you don’t have to say that nobody can love her!! MAYBE YOU DON’T DESERVE TO BE LOVED!! *hyperventilates and continues ranting* Poor Lucy. Though I hate siding with someone that’s clingy and seeks attention, Lucy felt neglected when she was small. That’s why she has a different view of life and Mike didn’t understand that. Sandy has a different point of view too and she’s allowed to hate anyone who hurts her boyfriend but THAT DOESN’T MEAN OTHER PEOPLE AREN’T ALLOWED TO LIKE LUCY!!!
Anonymousx101 November 15, 2013, 8:59 PM EST.
Is it just me, or did the first speech bubble of Mike change in the last few months? It used to be “Why, so nobody else does?!”, and now it’s “Why, am I all you got?”. I have no problem with this, but I want to know why it was changed.
Erinaceus April 6, 2014, 6:07 AM EST.
You know, this probably my millionth time rereading this, and the third panel makes me feel so sorry for Lucy. Yes Mike she wasn’t the kindest friend but she tried to change. (This doesn’t mean I hate Mike)
HOW COULD YOU YELL AT THAT FACE?
DestinyofAwe June 11, 2014, 12:04 AM EST.
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