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That is just.. that is brilliant. I don’t have a big long analysis type post for this. I am enjoying it too much. There are too many things I love about this page to list. This is just so fantastic in sooooo very many ways.
Mike is awesome and phooey on everyone angry at him. Mike oozes the uguu before he leaves~
Rukral December 14, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
CC December 14, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
Didn’t see that coming…
Lokiallen December 14, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
holy blippity, he’s an @$$. Seriously though, who does that? I don’t have anything against Sandy in particular, she’s just being a bit overprotective, but Mike is just so cruel and nasty to Lucy, then pretends she doesn’t exist. He’s awful and I’m really sorry I used to like him.
toXicus December 14, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
WTF BIPOLAR much?
Shpiersh December 14, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
whu December 14, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
Hayli December 14, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
Well, that was a rather short page. I can’t wait to see what’s next, though!
Ono December 14, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
wow that was harsh
king kong man December 14, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
His mom is gunna say no.
BETCHA SHE ISSS
Ranki December 14, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
Well, I dislike Mike. He’s got a cool name, though. Not sure why… (is named Mike)
So… Has the fan been hit by bodily wastes, yet? Or is this just a fraction…
NÜKER December 14, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
Mike you’re an ***.
A COMPLETE AND TOTAL DOUCHE.
Furious Clare December 14, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
Haha, and people thought Lucy was bipolar.
Cue Lucy slowly getting up and walking out the door.
Rucy-chan is broken.
Sparkfur December 14, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
infantry56 December 14, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
… k then
Skittz December 14, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
Poor Lucy…): And wow Mike…that was uh a rather fast mood swing you had there.
Nineveh December 14, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
=( Aww, poor Lucy… Gets torn to pieces by the one she loves and trusts the most then watches him practically prance past her happily to leave her all alone..
Anagha December 14, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
wow, now that’s a 180, angry mike to extremely happy mike in less than a second. i’m sorry but i had to laugh at the sudden flip.
strider December 14, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
wow, that was a massive mood-killer
god of derps and such December 14, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
MIKE IS SO BIPOLAR.
Julka December 14, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
So wait, he locked her in?
And that’s seriously all there is to the page?
Poppop Crocker December 14, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
Vera, you are so a tease I was so waiting for this all to end epically.
And then this.
Mike…I don’t understand how you just totally went bi-polar there
Maybe it’s not his mom?
BunBun December 14, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
Wow. Talking about Bipolar.
Kaito90 December 14, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
Well, I guess she’s never getting that word in.
Locho Lol December 14, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
Lucy, no! What have they done to your face. That too was pretty damn heartless to leave her sitting there… How awkward.
Yatterman December 14, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
Mood swing… wowjust leave lucy there crying mike, what happened to you man…
Right now I wish I could just go give lucy a hug
kolarbear December 14, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
Okay, I was cool with Mike being a dick to Lucy. I mean, I didn’t necessarily support it, but it helped with his character development.
Ditching the person you are yelling at is a low blow.
Xain December 14, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
Mike, you’re a *******.
it needed to be said. *pats Lucy on the head*
Silversoma December 14, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
Really? You’re just gonna leave Lucy alone in your room after you just depressed her? YOU. ARE. THE. WORST. PERSON. EVER.
And Lucy’s probably gonna go commit suicide now.
Purple Platypi December 14, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
Well that’s just overdoing Mike’s stupidity.
The Swimmer December 14, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
MIKE OH MY GOD I DON’T WANT TO HATE YOU DON’T MAKE ME HATE YOU
Anbellz December 14, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
Ok I didn’t see that coming……damn mike is a dick
Mego December 14, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
Even after all of this anger his ace hearing never fails….err I mean what a Jerk Face!
Darf14 December 14, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
Squirrel!!! Haha kinda scatter brained there Mike. Well, that’s a lot of sitting, which fits perfectly for what Lucy must be feeling. Maybe some more Holly now, idk. Good page Taeshi, thanks.
Deuce Moose December 14, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
Well, that was pretty cold of you Mike. And hilarious. Random uguu face.
Taeshi, you probably loved making this page. All we need now is David being terrible. (No, we don’t).
Titanium Dragon December 14, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
Oh Mike how I love you.
Fan December 14, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
Lol wow definitely went from ********* ***** to normal pretty quick didn’t you Mike? I never really shipped MikexLucy or even really like Lucy all too much, but now I definitely feel bad for her.
Vulpinewolf December 14, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
Just wait mike. Just wait. This will end badly for you, just wait and see. This will damage your relationship. I will see justice prove its course.
Charmdra December 14, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
Surprising as usual… also… Ouch, Mike!
Noir December 14, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
Redneck December 14, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
Bipolar Mike is BIPOLAR
Extendo Mags December 14, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
ok THAT was heatless.
NegraCardia December 14, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
well… his reaction stunned me. He was just baring his heart out and bashing on a close “friend”. All I can say is what a *****…
TS December 14, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
That’s just sad.
pearlcrox December 14, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
Lucy! Mike stole your face!
Noneedfornames December 14, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
Lucy is so sad that her face disappeared for three whole near-identical panels.
QuakeIV December 14, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
I know that feel when like, your so deep in despair you don’t even have the will fu*king to move. On another note I think Lucy’s been chewed out enough.
Nondell December 14, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
Well……….Mike seemed to get over that pretty quickly.
headsortails December 14, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
SonicdaShapeshifter December 14, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
After all that he goes all “UGUUU” and back to normal. Then he just leaves her there…?!
Rose32397 December 14, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
And he acts like nothing happened.
HAND ME THE DRUGS, MIKEY.
Irenezelle December 14, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
I think something is wrong with Mike, one second he’s all ****** the next he’s all happy o.O
Nighteh December 14, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
We sure Lucy is the bipolar one?
Chellby December 14, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
Heh. Sandy is probably okay. Mike used to be as well. Mike focusing on Sandy…
Hoheh December 14, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
1.) Get Sandy to come over. (Check)
2.) Wreck Lucy’s mental and emotional well being. (Check)
3.) Tell Mom what a great job you did. (Check-a-leck-a-dingdong)
This guy knew how to get things done huh?
ThatGuy December 14, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
Well that was random.
starfighter105 December 14, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
oh news? Like that sandy is coming to vist? And good job just switching to happy and totally acting like lucy was never there mike, Nice -____-
Luckmelu24 December 14, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
Don’t worry Blanca, I’ll draw your face back!
Shiloh December 14, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
Wow…just wow…Mike has pretty much destroyed Lucy at this point and he didn’t have any remorse…I know I’ll be hated for this but the possibilities of Mike even being likeable are near 0%
Izaya December 14, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
The awesome one December 14, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
What. Mike. The hell. What the hell. Mike. What. The hell. Mike.
is there going to be a Lucy almost-suicide arc there better be a Lucy almost-suicide arc. Or when Augustus finally makes his move and Lucy freaking saves Mike’s butt. (again.)
Konicaa December 14, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
Okay….. so, he was super angry in the last few pages, and then the idea of telling his mom about Sandy sent all that anger out the window. O.O Wow, Mike, wow.
….. How come, I keep getting the bad comment warning?
Subaru December 14, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
What? That’s it!? Honestly I was hoping for more then Mike being bipolar and 3 panels of the same picture. =/ Now I have to wait until Friday for progress! This is just torture to your readers! lol
D(r)agon88 December 14, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
Jerk! I hope Pablo will kick his behind! Surely not everyone will leave Lucy. She’s such a charmer, even with her difficult attitude.
ComatoseSkunk December 14, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
She turned off… :<
You know, individual happiness counts but ignoring an obviously distressed other and just abandoning them isn’t a good habit…
Jax December 14, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
3 nearly identical panels to get the point across…
Sad December 14, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
I really REALLY hope Lucy somehow comes across Sandy before she sees Mike and tell her what Mike said. I think she might just re-think what Mike’s true intentions are. He’s apparantly very good at hiding his contempt for Lucy, even from his family.
BirdmanGA December 14, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
Did he lock her in there or is the door just closing? O_o
Erikasaria December 14, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
LostInMyWonderland December 14, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
cmon mike. REALLY?!
YOU HEAR YOUR MOM COME HOME WHILE YOUR FIGJTING WITH LUCY, AND YOUR FIRST THOUGHT IS SANDY?!
i mean, COME ON!
have you been brain washed?!
are you a MORON?
are you really just that insensitive?
you cant be.
YOU DONT GET TO DO THIS!!
Curtisimo - *me and former mike weeping in a corner about present mike*
curtisimo December 14, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
Why do I feel like there’s going to be a husk/skeleton on the ground because Lucy will sit there forever? o_o;
Mike bounced back fast…
Milly December 14, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.
Poor Lucy. She looks like she has just completely shut down. How can Mike do that to her? It’s just horrible. He blames her for physically abusing him and making him feel bad, but what he is doing now is much worse.
GKIDRULZ December 14, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.
guys, it’s not that mike is brainwashed, it’s that he doesn’t CARE for lucy anymore. so why should he have to stay to comfort her when the arguments over and he has bigger fish to fry.
strider December 14, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
Do you hear that? I think it may be the karma train. This could very well bite you on the ***, mike.
Nyxeris December 14, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
Tell your friends what mike has said to you Lucy. We’ll see how many friends he’ll have after this.
Charmdra December 14, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
LAME POST! I WAITED ALL DAY FOR THIS! PANELS OF LUCY DOING NOTHING AHHHHH
Matt December 14, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
The **** is wrong with you Rukral?
You want Lucy to die or something?
That’s just sick. ****.
Skittz December 14, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.
YOU HEARTLESS GREY SON OF A BITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HOPE YOUR FATHER KILLS YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sarge December 14, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.
O.o Seriously? Sigh I’m going to sleep wake me up when Mike’s no longer being a giant…well I’m not going to say it but it starts with a D and it sure ain’t darling.
Battle-chan December 14, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.
………………………………………………………………………My jaw literally dropped when i saw this page…what.the.hell. Mike are you seriously kidding me? Did you get switched with a toaster or something? What..words..I can’t even describe. Poor Lucy, I wonder what will happy on Friday
Tenxia December 14, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.
This page is kind of a Falcon let-down, isn’t it?
The awesome one December 14, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.
Frame Copy Paste
Frame Copy Paste
aaaaaaannnnddddd Cue Lucy Suicide attempt while Mike is out of the room.
Ventus December 14, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.
Lucy. Here’s a solution. Drop out of the play and just transfer schools. Give all the people you care about your email-even mike if you want, and gtfo. Seriously.
Mike is gonna destroy you with his dill-hole attacks.
kazi December 14, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.
I know his mom will be happy to hear Sandy is visiting, but I just wonder what she will think when she sees Lucy all upset, IF she even sees her upset.
Anonymous December 14, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.
JESUS MIKE LOOKS SO FREAKING KAWAII AND UGU
I just love his ugu face so much, I wanna punch it.
whatheactual**** December 14, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.
Ok what…:( I stayed up till 5am damit >:c such a tease and screw you Mike…screw you ; I wonder if people will stand up for him..for some strange reason.
Kite December 14, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.
Lucy now is your chance. Leave and go to someone for a hug hopefully your pets.
Lily December 14, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.
Oh Mike is so Bi-Polar. I lol’d at how fast he turned happy.
Nigh_Towl December 14, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.
Taeshi? What is the artistic value/purpose of this page? Why is it 3/4 panels of Lucy doing nothing?
abcdedcbabcdedcba December 14, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.
In b4 Mike’s mom forbids him to see Sandy.
Anonymous December 14, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.
…………………….what the heck?! It did make me laugh a bit but it also made me lose hope for Mike.
OmegaB December 14, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.
he broke her
Stuffnthat December 14, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.
I know you hated Mike’s old character, Taeshi, because he was too “perfect”. I think.. I like the direction you took his character in, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he comes out of this hardly harmed at all, by Karma, or anyone else. Even though I think he deserves it, maybe, he still deserves to be with the person he loves most.
I still stand by what I said, and kept saying. Lucy’s not just going to run to one of her friends, or “rebounds”, or cry about it, guys. Not Taeshi’s style, especially after we saw so much (potential for and the beginning of) improvement in Lucy’s character.
Oneironaut December 14, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.
I’m just gonna laugh if sandy ends up dumping him on her little visit then he’s truly be alone especially if Lucy tells everyone about there little chat.
Joey December 14, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.
Lucy, nows your chance. Plant cat porn on his bed and GTFO of there!
End December 14, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.
Oh god right
Sandy’s too overprotective
Michael is a *********
and Lucy needs to do something
Bittersweet PauloxLucy December 14, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.
Does Mike even realize how hurtful this is?
ugh, Mike being in a relationship with Lucy is unhealthy for him, while Mike being in a relationship with Sandy is unhealthy to everyone around him.
Star Adder December 14, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.
So did Mike take everything out of the room when he left? >_>
Sidnoea December 14, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.
IDog December 14, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.
not really everyone around him, just lucy, she’s the one who’s giving him the biggest headache.
strider December 14, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.
(i agree with you, but just roll with it)
how could you say that?!
MIKE IS DEAD!
NEGA-MIKE HAS RISEN!
quickly, cry in the corner with me and past mike!
ITS OUR ONLY HOPE!
curtisimo - *more corner crying with past mike and strider*
ps although seriously now, not saying anything on the way out? nothing?
curtisimo December 14, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.
****ing chew her out brake her to nothing then get all ****ing cheerful cause your moms home to tell her sandy is coming …hey while your at you sad sack of crap an tell your mom you just RIP LUCY APART EMOTIONALLY!
DarkFox December 14, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.
Hm. This shouldn’t be what I got from that page, but Mike has a sizable room.
Cat-heroine. December 14, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.
Haley: Mike, why’s an emotional destroyed girl on your floor.
Mike: derrpa derpa duuuuuurrrrrp Sandy!
hahahahaaaaaaa Mike needs to be severely beaten
ultimateZ December 14, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.
come on lucy…. just… go home
Nadss December 14, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.
i loled at the rant, but on the serious note. what else is there to say? mike hates lucy, end of chapter (well almost, we’ll probably see a few pages of lucy running out of mikes house in the background while he’s telling the good news. and whatever else taeshi has up her sleeve to close out the chapter.)
strider December 14, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.
@NÜKER you mean “has the **** hit the fan”
Sarge December 14, 2011, 12:24 AM EST.
WHY ARE YOU MAKING US CRYY- OOO MORE JELLY BEANS
IDog December 14, 2011, 12:25 AM EST.
wow. well congrats on moving past the whole lucy thing at least, mike.
ohyouknow December 14, 2011, 12:26 AM EST.
…………… is it just me, or does it feel like Mike did not take the situation seriously?!?!?
kikimmicoa December 14, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.
And now he’s totally gonna play the innocent card, and when Lucy goes to leave all upset, he’s gonna be like “Oh I have no clue what happened. Maybe so lost too many rounds ”
Good job Mike. You have just successfully destroyed someone’s life. I hope you Mom says she doesn’t want Sandy coming over for some reason like someone’s sick or something. I just hope something goes so wrong with his little Sandy visit. Like, she gets a flat tire, or Mike gets sick, or SOMETHING. Anything ;~; LUCY WILL HAVE HER REVENGEEEE
LawlOLawl December 14, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.
Mikey sweetie I say this for your own good. For what you have, they make pills for it now.
Battle-chan December 14, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.
i (regretfully) agree, but still, i would have said SOMETHING.
i dont know what, but something.
at least signal the fight was over, somehow.
oh and what, no dramatic crying?
speaking of wich…
HEY, EVERYONE READING THIS!
if your dramatic, funny, or dramatically funny, type *crying in corner with past mike*
curtisimo - *crying in corner with past mike, cont.*
curtisimo December 14, 2011, 12:30 AM EST.
Wow, I think someone is a little bipolar… and it’s not Lucy. Seriously, did Mike just forget that he completely destroyed Lucy’s emotional well-being over the last 5 pages?
LostInPhilly89 December 14, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.
Damn it! BCB faceswap can do anything with this!
54321!Esspytood December 14, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.
@lawlolawl, mike has had to put up with lucys abusive behavior for a very long time, stop making him seem so heartless, she had it coming
Fireknight December 14, 2011, 12:33 AM EST.
I think Tae is trying to get rid of Lucy or something
Maybe focus the story on another character? idk
Aaa I’ve posted atleast 3 times adsfsdf I keep changing my oppinion
Skittz December 14, 2011, 12:33 AM EST.
Ok I’ll say it … It was a dream, never really happened.
YuP December 14, 2011, 12:33 AM EST.
oh man i just had an out of context moment, as i was reading curtisimo’s comment the last scene of paranormal activity came up. so i was laughing at a the comment when micah was getting thrown into the camera. i just realized if anyone else saw that out of context it would look like i was really messed up in the head, lol.
probably, she’s been focusing on developing the lucy character and her relationship to the other characters for so long that she probably wants to develop another character further. which would be kinda rough if she has to keep switching back to lucy roughly every chapter. so now we’ve seen mike have a bit of development, we’ll probably see abbey get developed to in the next chapter or so (like someone else pointed out it seemed like their was something up with him at the beginning of this chapter)
strider December 14, 2011, 12:34 AM EST.
Is it bad that I laughed at this?
OFN-41 December 14, 2011, 12:35 AM EST.
Like I said before: SOMEBODY shoot this little grey ******* ******* son of a bitch in the face with a BAZOOKA!!!
Sarge December 14, 2011, 12:36 AM EST.
Well… Mike went from being mean, to somewhat happy remembering the old times, to explosively angry to super cheerful… EACH SWING GETS STRONGER. what is he going to do, 3-4 more pages and he becomes angry at the world instead, cursing out everything before coming to terms with the world and loving everything?
Then that was just wrong… to suddenly flip a switch and leave… not even let her get a sentence in, then just “I can now talk to someone about Sandy!” and leave as though she wasn’t there at all… Hell remember how this was. Mike was actually having fun with Lucy, then Sandy texts Mike and suddenly he explodes like a volcano. Now, mom comes home and he swaps to giddy like a schoolgirl? (Such mood swings does not bode well for current relationships with Sandy or other friends)
I think Lucy needs to leave, and talk to family or someone who might be able to give her some emotional support for a little while. But personally I would say, come Monday, she’s not around, lets see the talk flying and the true colors for Mike to see.
However, what I really hope is a case of Haley comments to Mom, “Hey, Mike was up there yelling really loud and upsetting Chris. I havn’t seen Lucy come back down though…” and let mom find Lucy like that and needing an explanation from Mike. Then lets really adjust Mike’s attitude then… especially if that ends up getting grounded for something like that and suddenly “Sandy’s visit” does not include being able to visit eachother.
But then Mike would probably end up trying to blame Lucy for that, even though in that case his own anger trip would have been the whole cause.
I really think though, after all this, I want to see something that either causes Sandy and Mike to break up (Preferably Sandy breaking up with Mike because of the strains of long distance relationship where they can never be together and put him back on the rejection podium), or something that ends up ruining his “Double rainbow” happy cloud nine moment. Heck, what would be a hoot of a scene is if Lucy didn’t show up to school with any word, and everyone being “What the hell, Mike?” because he won’t shut up about Sandy visiting and they’re trying to figure out what’s up with Lucy.
Then of course… this could all be just a nightmare. And Lucy is about to wake up anytime now. Just such random moodswings from the supposidly more stable Mike seems to indicate a dreamscape of sorts…
Glass December 14, 2011, 12:38 AM EST.
Weeeeeell, this sucks!
Wolf December 14, 2011, 12:38 AM EST.
I will beat mike to a worthless pile of crap that he is. And to anyone who agrees to him wow ur heartless.
Catboyn December 14, 2011, 12:39 AM EST.
That was a quick 180 from Mike, just a tad unrealistic perhaps?
spidren December 14, 2011, 12:40 AM EST.
Cold. Real cold.
He tells her all this and then just leaves her there as though she’s a non entity. Maybe that was the point.
Ugh! I wish you did this everyday! *whines* You probably need all this time for the coloring and stuff. *sighs* Waiting is gonna be hard.
DiDi December 14, 2011, 12:41 AM EST.
It’s going to be -very- awkward when Lucy goes down the stairs…
My opinion hasn’t changed at all. I don’t blame Sandy for a single bit of this, Mike can be channeling his feelings in far less assholish ways, and Lucy needs to continue how she’s been doing in terms of recovery (ie before today (and by today I mean in series it’s been one evening)), and not kill anyone or herself.
Anonymous One December 14, 2011, 12:41 AM EST.
and he just laves her there……………….. WTF
kagura December 14, 2011, 12:43 AM EST.
….THE ****?! I know Mike needed to get that out of his systems, but dick move man, dick move.
Also, Lucy needs a hug. I don’t care if she’ll bite your head off, she needs one bad.
King December 14, 2011, 12:45 AM EST.
well there is the proof he is bipolar
Thespianut December 14, 2011, 12:47 AM EST.
Haiku December 14, 2011, 12:48 AM EST.
Thats just… Wow
even if he thinks she’s a bad person, to just leave her like that seems pretty jerkish.
Tutufu December 14, 2011, 12:49 AM EST.
Did mike just really lock her in the room? Someone is going to be horny tonight.
Neow December 14, 2011, 12:49 AM EST.
So anyway where are all these people defending Mikie? I really wanna hear their reaction to this.
sorry_bout_my_English December 14, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.
It’s funny because you all say haw mike is a dick for just walking out on lucy, but ask yourself this, what would you do? Three things could of happened, one, they could have cept on agueing, two, mike could have went further into why he hates her, or three he could of apologized which I wouldn’t think would be an choce at this point.
Tell me What you guys think, if you think you can, then prove me wrong!
@sorry bout my English: I think I’m the only one
Fireknight December 14, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.
…….. I have no words to say to this. I’m just speechless…
I hope Lucy will be okay. If any of my best friends said anything like what Mike said to her, I’d be devastated, heartbroken, lonely…. maybe a bit angry as well. I’m sure that’s how Lucy feels right now. Right now, I’m hoping she doesn’t do anything drastic…
But then again, what else can she do?
Guest D December 14, 2011, 12:52 AM EST.
Mike has problems(this is my perception of what happened so far):
First he is mad that he got paired up with Lucy (which was his fault).
Lucy tries to actually talk to him, but he is all: fine…fine…
Then, is mad at Lucy for talking to Final Fantasy Cat for advice in the library.
They work on their project for a while, then Lucy makes her “thinking face” to get Mike to smile.
They go to Mikes house and see his brother (who is absolutely precious) and sister(who notices the trend with Sandy’s phone calls and Mikes mood).
Lucy makes Mike (who reluctantly agrees to) play Super Boxer Champions to get him happy again.
Mike is happy !!!!!!!!XD
They share a moment, then (dun, dun, dun) Mike’s iPhone rings.
Mike is happy, concerned, concerned, concerned, OMFG……
Then he smiles, then frowns when he comes back to reality and asks Lucy to leave.
Lucy is mad and whants to know why, then is sad.
Lucy tries to end the conversation by complementing his happiness with Sandy, because she didn’t know that they were a very happy couple, but Mike ruins it.
He explains his reason to hate Lucy.
MIKE HATES LUCY ……………
Lucy has a mental breakdown.
Flash backs of Mike and Sandy over the phone talking about mean Lucy.
Mike threatens Lucy by leaving the table and having all of her friends leave her too.
*Mike Logic in session* sad Lucy , then throwy-upy Lucy
Lucy dosent want Mike to leave.
Mike’s mom is home, SO LETS BE HAPPY!!!!!!
WTF Mike, capital W.T.F.
Blazekitty December 14, 2011, 12:53 AM EST.
oh one of them’s right here, there’s nothing to say. fights over, mike hates lucy, so there’s nothing mike needs to say now. he’s moving on with his life, deal with it. what you wanted him to say sorry? you wanted him to say it’ll be alright? he HATES lucy, she’s nothing to him now but a bad memory. so he has no reason to do anything except what he just did.
strider December 14, 2011, 12:54 AM EST.
yo wat hapen to that bitch’s face
looool December 14, 2011, 12:56 AM EST.
It looks like Lucy isn’t the only one who’s borderline bipolar~
Milly December 14, 2011, 12:57 AM EST.
I know Blazekitty. I hate how mike is acting like nothing happened. It’s all sugar canes and rainbows all of a sudden after he systematically tore a girl to pieces from the inside out, possibly driving her to become suicidal.
KairaWolf December 14, 2011, 12:58 AM EST.
okay, what should he have done then that would correlate with what just happened? i mean seriously i don’t get why everyone is saying “oh he just leaves” of course he would just leave, why wouldn’t he?
strider December 14, 2011, 12:58 AM EST.
@ all of the people commenting about where lucy’s face went.
Mike’s acid tongue melted it off.
Also i’d punch him in the face, but it would break my computer screen.
caramel December 14, 2011, 1:00 AM EST.
Its funny how much emotion the same paneled used three times captures. For a second, I thought I got a rip-off on today’s post.
But yeah, this was a very interesting turn of events, Mike’s mood flipped like a pregnant woman with mood swings or a very forgetful child.
I wonder what will happen next to broken Lucy.
Sandvich December 14, 2011, 1:00 AM EST.
The problem with thinking mikes a dick is that what else was he sopost to do, let lucy torment him while he pretends to be freinds with her. Remember that the only reason that Mike told Lucy that he hates her is because she wanted to know why she had to leave so badly
Fireknight December 14, 2011, 1:02 AM EST.
Wow…. -.- just … Wow…
Leen619 December 14, 2011, 1:02 AM EST.
@Strider cutting the argument like that is just plain mean, I wouldn’t have raged so much on the forums if he said “I have to tell her the news, so can you leave. Cause I think we’re done here”
Charmdra December 14, 2011, 1:03 AM EST.
@derp and charmdra,
a wise man once said, “actions speak louder than words.” mike’s actions here are saying “lucy it’s time for you to leave” of course i’m censoring. sometimes you don’t have to say anything to get the point across, this scene is a perfect example of that. mike’s reverted to his usual self and is moving on. it’s time for lucy to do the same.
strider December 14, 2011, 1:04 AM EST.
It’s known as closure. He didn’t let her even get a full sentence in edgewise so he basically got his closure, but refused to let her say anything to obtain her own. Closure is something that is needed in a healthy mind. And really, how he ended that arguement does not create closure, it’s just “Ooop I’m goign to bounce over to this with no reguard to what we were just doing or even saying it would be best for you to leave” a combination of rudeness, awkwardness, and avoiding closure. He may feel he has closure as he had got his peace in… but he didn’t cap it off and really “end” it directly for her.
Glass December 14, 2011, 1:05 AM EST.
Sethorien December 14, 2011, 1:06 AM EST.
I agree with you. “My mom’s home, so just get out.” would have been blunt and efficient. Although if I was Mike I would see her to the door to make sure no one asked Lucy if she was alright. Cuz that would cause a world of hurt for him. I know I wouldn’t let my children talk to anyone like that, even if they hated them.
caramel December 14, 2011, 1:07 AM EST.
I really like Mike as a character, I really do. He’s seemed really off these last few pages but maybe that’s just him finally letting everything out. I still hold on to the hope that he saying it all against his better nature to make Lucy hate him and move on. Hurt her a lot now and let her be free of her feelings instead of gently remaining friends and not really doing anything about her dependency. That sudden change in mood seems more like an excuse to get out of the room before he caves and starts apologizing like crazy.
…then again, he could also just be a jerk now
Ziur December 14, 2011, 1:07 AM EST.
I did not see this coming as basically the only “out” that did not result in more fighting. How is Lucy supposed to leave now though?! Someone will see her on the way out somehow… at this point I’m sure she wishes she was invisible so she won’t have to deal with anything else for a while, like someone seeing her leave and trying to talk to her. Or worse, seeing that she’s upset and making a big deal out of it!
@ThatGuy when put that way, it really makes the last set of events come across as really funny. I like the way you set that up.
MadH December 14, 2011, 1:07 AM EST.
I think she is to stuned by sadness to speak, let aloune argue with him
Fireknight December 14, 2011, 1:08 AM EST.
I’m at a complete loss for words. I’m sorry, but I simply cannot say anything about this page other than Mind-Numbingly Shocking.
Redd December 14, 2011, 1:08 AM EST.
why? why would mike care about lucy’s closure? that’s the point i’m trying to make, this is closure for mike, not for lucy. you really think mike wants to even hear what she has to say, all thing considered from this chapter.
strider December 14, 2011, 1:08 AM EST.
again, good job Michael, now you’ll have to work on the project by yourself!
WiggleWonder December 14, 2011, 1:08 AM EST.
Closure ends things. Some people who don’t get the necessary closure either go off the deep end, or become obsessive with it. It is closure for mike, but if he didn’t really give her closure to it, she may become obsessive with it and be come a even bigger problem to him.
But what am I talking about, High school… and can’t expect old heads on young shoulders.
Glass December 14, 2011, 1:10 AM EST.
Wow mike bipolar much
Also does anyone remember those times when Pualo always teased Mike about being a wuss or fruity ***.
Well Mike I hope your happy cus u just made Pualo right about that.
I mean cmon WTF man
I can understand being mad about the abuse that part is resonable
But at least she tried to change
And what is your response
u give her the cold shoulder
Break her spirit
Wreck her emotional and mental state
Then totally forget about it and leave her like she never existed
I have officially lost ALL respect for you as a cat Mike
In fact I hope Sandy finds out about all this and dumps u
Cus we all know that now Lucy will either
A)go attempt suicide
Or B) turn evil
I can’t see her moping for months shes done enough already
Now if you’ll exude me I have to go find Pualo Abbey and the rest of the gang and tell what happened so they can kick Mikes *** and comfort poor Lucy
Shoop-a-doop December 14, 2011, 1:11 AM EST.
and pretend like nothing happened, Mike you ***!
Flicker December 14, 2011, 1:11 AM EST.
Huh. Can you say, “break the cutie”? Definitely going on here.
Keith_Z December 14, 2011, 1:16 AM EST.
…. -shakes head- …. From D-ck to abusive and back to uberd-ck. Way to go F-ckoff. Just leave Lucy. You’ve grown as a person, he’s de-evolved. Now prove him that he’s wrong. You’ve made your mistakes, you’ve suffered the consequences, now grow and be someone better, and maybe that as-hat will learn from your example.
Canny December 14, 2011, 1:16 AM EST.
well, frell… what the heck… seriously, Mike’s got to be a sociopath, nobody goes from extremely hatred angst to happy normally like that… serious i want to jump into this comic, give Lucy a hug tell her everything is going to be alright, go downstairs, and slap Mike upside the head in front of his mom, sister, and little brother and tell all 3 of them the horrible things he said to Lucy… because that’s what he deserves, he deserves to be look down upon by his own family, and by the group of friends that he thinks would follow him… frelling teen angst… Taeshi… i admire you by sticking to your story, but… shite, you knew you would get this kind of reaction right?
Siggy December 14, 2011, 1:16 AM EST.
This is actually my favorite chapter of the entire series so far.
Lake December 14, 2011, 1:16 AM EST.
He just ups and leaves like that? Seriously?
Nissie December 14, 2011, 1:17 AM EST.
Well, that wasn’t very nice, Michael!
(and since when does he have such a gigantic and empty room?)
Cam December 14, 2011, 1:19 AM EST.
mike isn’t that deep, he’s not even considering a closure perspective. this whole segment has been about mike venting and getting everything out into the open. we, as the reader, would want for lucy to get closure, but for the world and the characters therein, they aren’t going to care about stuff like that.
let me make it clear what i’m trying to say,
the readers wants aren’t the same as the characters wants. the character, mike in this case, wants to dump lucy like a bad habit. so at this point he’s not even looking back and moving full steam ahead.
now on a side note,
when i talk about him leaving without saying a word, that’s from a literary perspective, could he have said something? yeah more than likely but here’s the problem. Him saying something to close it out would’ve lessened the impact of this scene. that’s why i think him leaving without saying a word works way better than if he said “you should leave” it just feels it would have been a weak conclusion to this arc. Him just leaving says that it’s over and he’s moving on maybe with a side of unspoken F-U from mike.
strider December 14, 2011, 1:20 AM EST.
Mike is just like the director of project freelancer, he doesn’t care that his agents lives are in danger, he just wants work done. He may be smart, but he’s not very wise. I hope he turns into something like epsilon, wise and willing to let things go.
Charmdra December 14, 2011, 1:21 AM EST.
alright, i want to get serious for a second. (curtisimo? serious? pshaw!)
really, though, i do.
i went back and looked at a few chapters and i have seen two outcomes for this:
1: lucy attempts suicide. i wouldnt be suprised by that, actually, given her already unstable psyche. this, however, could be a good thing! lucy obviously wont die, beause that would kill the comic. however, this is good, because the only forseeable way for the mike/lucy dynamic to continue would be for mike to stop her suicide.
2: lucy becomes past tess.
you all saw how she was having a conversation with FFC. i think she might move over to his gang and turn bad. then, of course, her friends will save her.
curtisimo - “shurely you can think of more!” “i probably could, but dont call me shirley.”
curtisimo December 14, 2011, 1:21 AM EST.
… what just happened? Jesus Christ mike * face-palm* how could you get over that so quickly?
SAXsamus December 14, 2011, 1:21 AM EST.
My god, I REALLY see that! The single-mindedness, jesus christ he has ADHD. In that case… though you’re one of us I still hate you Mike.
ADHD, and far too easily pressured into things. He says “People were nice to me so long as I played nice with you, and I gave in.” That’s… that’s…
Holy freakin mashed potatoes batman, he’s so ****ing calculating and so unrepenting I just wanna eviscerate him.
I’ve said I understand him before, but I didn’t really. Now I do. He’s a ****ing monster. He needs to be raped or something equally terrible, that innocence cannot share the same face as the monster that just spent about five whole ****ing minutes using all his knowledge of Lucy calculating exactly the words that would hurt her the very most and driving them home all at once.
I understand him now.
That he could do this… I understand him now.
Deep down, through all that entire rant I STILL was a Mike X Lucy fan in my heart-of-hearts. I thought that it would be a fantastic and yet plausible ending when Sandy dumped him, he went back to her, and she would eventually accept his appology and move on as if Sandy had never happened.
But now I only want to see him kneeling at the dock crying out “Lucy,” the blue scarf clutched in his fist, while Lucy swims away.
I don’t care what Lucy’s supposed to be swimming toward, all I know is that her hydrophobia is based off of her not being able to save him.
God damn it all, I WANTED to understand him! I spent ALL THIS TIME trying to understand him and THIS is the issue?! His utter single-mindedness and apathy? This is the first person I have understood completely and still wanted to see dead. That’s saying something, I can deal with a whole lot of **** before I get this mad.
I might just be spitting fire about this utter bullshiet, I might retract this opinion later, but for now there is nothing I want to see more than Sandy’s face when she realizes just what kind of person Lucy is and what she pushed Mike to do and what kind of a person that makes him.
Then Karma would be completed, and Lucy will punch him in the face when he came crawling back to her, saying nothing but “Who’s the parasite again, Mike?”
Justice, Taeshi, I call for JUSTICE.
Biblioholic December 14, 2011, 1:22 AM EST.
….. o -o
Aside from all the horrible things I could’ve thrown at Mike now, instead I’m gonna take my time to praise Taeshi.
I must give you credit for really drawing every panel, even re-drawing those who just look like the previous one.
But doesn’t that take such long time? Isn’t it easier to just copy&paste, like most artists? I would never be able to put so much time into an comic when I barely know how to keep up an comic (lazy), haha. ;;
Yumikarp December 14, 2011, 1:22 AM EST.
what you just said is true and all, but literary perspectives? since when are you a language arts teacher?
curtisimo - shoutout to mrs swanson!
curtisimo December 14, 2011, 1:26 AM EST.
AND YES, HE IS AN ***.
i kinda defended him in the past but not this past days…
lucy…luuuucy its me…..your conscience.
He stole your happiness…you steal his nintendo….
Loki December 14, 2011, 1:29 AM EST.
Damn, Mike you imaginary cat you; that was very un-bro of you. You are a ****, a real sick one!
Damn, he might as well hand her a noose and give her detailed instructions on how to kill herself!!
(I wonder though; if she would….?)
Ulysses December 14, 2011, 1:29 AM EST.
Symbolic though it may be, I have to say it:
Dang, Mike’s room is AWFULLY empty. =p
Eamil December 14, 2011, 1:30 AM EST.
i’m not, but i am big on the literary arts and i have had some really good teachers who taught me alot about concision and doing more with less. that’s what this scene felt like, making the biggest impact with the least amount of actual action in the scene.
strider December 14, 2011, 1:31 AM EST.
No, I AM a language arts teacher. Or a future one at least. He’s got the right of it. It’s a masterstroke in authorship. I can hardly type, and I’m trying to distance myself from this comic emotionally.
Holy mother of god, though. I spent all that time trying to find the underlying quality of him and this is what I find? I’m disgusted, and appalled, and incensed. But it’s such a realistic character.
I think Taeshi’s taking some college classes and putting them to good use.
Biblioholic December 14, 2011, 1:32 AM EST.
Mike is gona have to tell mom the news on why there is a white cat hanging from the ceiling.
Leo December 14, 2011, 1:34 AM EST.
Oh No! On top of throwing Lucy off her high horse with a barrage of insults, Mike also managed to somehow steal her face!!!
Travis December 14, 2011, 1:36 AM EST.
it feels weird to be on the other end of a rant and private joke.
and you know what?
im findin it hard to decide what i think.
obviously, mike is an arse here, but whats really going on?
is mike just a single-minded arsehole?
is all this justifyed?
did mike do this for some other reason, preferably one that makes noone look like the bad guy.
but we all know that cant happen.
curtisimo - mike stole lucys face.
curtisimo December 14, 2011, 1:37 AM EST.
After this, I almost hope Lucy leaves. Not moves, necessarily. But, maybe goes and lives with relatives for awhile. Or some such thing. Just, distance herself from all these people and situations, try and work things out in a calmer, steadier environment. It’s unlikely to happen, of course, that wouldn’t filled with enough drama! I think it would cause some interesting feedback, especially if anyone went to ask her family where she was, or why she was gone.
Hang in there, Lucy! You are a strong and wonderful person on the inside! I give you all my love and support in this totally awful time!
Something Witty December 14, 2011, 1:38 AM EST.
There is so much being told through no action whatsoever.
Now THAT, is storytelling. I HAVE to keep coming back!
Very well done Taeshi, this is by far my favorite webcomic
OneWithTheShades December 14, 2011, 1:38 AM EST.
Well, okay. This shows me, once and for all, that this was not easy for Mike to do. In the first panels, where he happily skips off, what we see is not the result of callousness or dispassion (although those two things definitely correlate). What we are seeing is Mike having a complete break with reality, if only for a moment. He can’t see himself doing this to anyone- it just does not compute- and the resulting cognitive dissonance is causing him to treat this episode as if it never happened.
I am conflicted. I am both able and unable to despise Mike. I sympathize with Lucy- I empathize with her- but in light of what was, in some respects, a psychotic break, can I or any of us really despise Mike for something he may be incapable of helping?
PhycoKrusk December 14, 2011, 1:39 AM EST.
Someone mentioned this before and I’m hoping for the same.
Sandy brings her real boy friend with her and destroys Mike’s psyche.
SpiritWolf15x December 14, 2011, 1:39 AM EST.
Man crazy cat drama is just a perfect way to start your day!! Get ready everybody, the new year will start with the LUCY COMMITS SUICIDE AND MIKE GETS LAID arc!
lmtyah (momoa) December 14, 2011, 1:39 AM EST.
wow hes been absent from his room for a while (her shadow is growing in the diff panels) and she just doesnt have it in her to get up and go home. poor thing. if i was lucy i prolly would only have it in me to kill myself after i got up.
thts really aweful telling a person tht no1 loves them for who they are. mike u are a first class dick.
but its amazing how his mood swings are..
TreeFrog December 14, 2011, 1:40 AM EST.
I laughed so hard I cried…. I don’t know if this was supposed to be comical or not but I had a really rough day and this made me feel better
Voice December 14, 2011, 1:43 AM EST.
well, great… lucy died… that just sucks.
yeah, i’ve been wanting someone to die to for awhile now, but it’s no fun when they just SIT THERE and their life drains from them.
it’s better when they’re screaming and the cause of death is obvious, and gaping.
well, it is interesting to see an artist who doesn’t actually copy/paste similar panels…
i wonder if mike fell down the stairs and landed on his sister, breaking her back?
that’d be kinda funny, wouldn’t it?
anyway… i wonder if lucy will still be sitting there, come friday?
hopefully she gets up, and… does something.
Thanatos December 14, 2011, 1:44 AM EST.
Oh no, blanket statement that reflects my opinion, watch out.
KiwiKoala December 14, 2011, 1:46 AM EST.
Just shut up, you troll. You’re as subtle as a male genitiles/dollar sign tattoo on a prostitute’s forehead.
Biblioholic December 14, 2011, 1:47 AM EST.
xxyzx123 December 14, 2011, 1:47 AM EST.
Wow. His moodswings are giving me a whiplash.
**** you Lucy.
Yay video games!
No, go die Lucy.
Yay Mum’s home!
LikexMucy December 14, 2011, 1:47 AM EST.
“I’m annoyed cause I have to talk to Lucy >:C grr.
yay fun video games with lucy 8D
LUCY I HATE YOU >:C
That’s what just happened.
Next thing you know, Mike is going to come back to his room and Lucy will be dead on the floor and all he’ll have to say is
“…Biitch got blood on my carpet.”
I hate you Mike >3>
Nasu December 14, 2011, 1:47 AM EST.
LOL that felt anti-climactic.
Not complaining though, still awesome. So now either Mike’s sister who’se name I forget will come in next, or Lucy will just wander out to go somewhere, probably home.
Worth a guess anyway, although I’ve been wrong about a lot so far this chapter so dunno.
AOJ - DeciA December 14, 2011, 1:49 AM EST.
I couldn’t help but giggle at the thought of the whole “Mike falling down the stairs, breaking his sister’s back” part.. Lol.
Yumikarp December 14, 2011, 1:51 AM EST.
Here is my prediction of what will happen when Sandy comes. Mike catchs Sandy making out with David. David turns around, smiles and says ” You mad bro? ”. Hahahaha jk jk
random dude December 14, 2011, 1:53 AM EST.
Lucy just needs to stand up, brush the dirt off her shoulders, take in all of mikes words, cry a little if she needs to, then walk out the front door with her head held high
random dude December 14, 2011, 1:58 AM EST.
Really mike your all like Lucy your hated by everyone in the world including me then your like yay mommys home seriously are you in puberty
you don't know December 14, 2011, 1:58 AM EST.
To quote Misfits: “Well THAT was an anticlimax.”
Ali December 14, 2011, 2:06 AM EST.
Mike: From angry to the point of tears to overjoyed and gleeful in mere seconds. That just doesn’t sit well with me despite any biases I have had one way or another
akipolies December 14, 2011, 2:11 AM EST.
Lucy! Where did those karate lessons go?
And seriously, Mike? You just walk away from her right after yelling AND screaming at her? I thought Lucy was bipolar, but no. It’s Mike!
Joakim December 14, 2011, 2:17 AM EST.
MOMMY, MOMMY, I JUST TOLD LUCY THAT SHE CAN GO DIE IN A HOLE. AREN’T YOU PROUD, MOMMY. Also Sandy is coming to visit.
Mike… You have got to be kidding. You left your former friend upstairs in your room having a major meltdown.
Mint-sama December 14, 2011, 2:17 AM EST.
This is just heartless.
Ditto December 14, 2011, 2:17 AM EST.
Yeah, I still feel this chapter is the prequel to “Forgotten”.
Captain Lechy December 14, 2011, 2:19 AM EST.
Ouch. I… don’t even have any more words for this.
Aquati December 14, 2011, 2:25 AM EST.
lol fail on mikes part
and @Mint-sama i think that he is just going to tell his mum that lucy can go die in a hole and he wont say anything about sandy.
Akira December 14, 2011, 2:25 AM EST.
Wow. ********** move. All through this section I have been having the biggest urge to slam a baseball bat into Mike’s thick head. He had the decision between his girlfriend and his best-friend, and decided to choose girlfriend, and completely mentally destroy his best friend. GAH!
ChuckTheGirl December 14, 2011, 2:27 AM EST.
Expose his emotional abuse. Revenge, closure, or just making the truth known. I hope Lucy somehow snuck a recording device in. I honestly want Lucy to behave nicely toward him and Sandy, while he risks showing the truth to Sandy, when she gets there. It’s quite a bit easier to hide the truth from someone you text…
Hoheh December 14, 2011, 2:30 AM EST.
It isn’t really his mom, it’s Augustus valiantly rescuing Lucy, of with they live happilly ever after~
Golen December 14, 2011, 2:31 AM EST.
…for ****’s sake, Mike.
My theory on how Mike is riding the crazy delusional roller coaster through life? Called it. Freaking called it. And now Lucy is paying the price.
@Taeshi - I am totally fine with the concept of Mike suffering grievous and permanent damage to 98% of his spine. Just saying. I’d even pay to see it, if you know what I mean.
Ignis December 14, 2011, 2:31 AM EST.
Mike! you broke Lucy!
pie December 14, 2011, 2:32 AM EST.
Wr3h December 14, 2011, 2:33 AM EST.
Way to turn 180, you jerk. I hope Mike’s siblings check up on Lucy and make her feel better, at least in a way so she can walk out of there with some dignity.
bite me December 14, 2011, 2:34 AM EST.
mike is a *********
Son of a mother ****ing ******* why does all this **** happen to her **** your life for all I care you can have a fancy barbecue with a god damn pig
Bittersweet addict December 14, 2011, 2:38 AM EST.
I couldn’t agree more BCB addict. well, save for the last part.
The silent reader December 14, 2011, 2:39 AM EST.
I’m sorry Mike-fans….but I’m sincerely doubting you can use that “Lucy is such a clingy bitch” excuse anymore….because I believe that Mike is clearly the one at fault. Sure, maybe she was “clingy” or “abusive”….but in her heart, she truly cared for him and would not let anybody hurt him. Even now, as he’s breaking her and basically dancing on her grave, I don’t think she would want any harm to come to him.
This is just me voicing my opinion, it doesn’t need to be heard or read, so please don’t get offended.
C-Ling December 14, 2011, 2:45 AM EST.
I see many people taking this far too seriously.
Frankly, I do think Lucy needed to hear all that. Yes, Mike could have gone about it more nicely, but sometimes it’s best not to sugar coat these things. It’s a harsh truth, but a truth none the less; and Lucy will be better for it.
She really has been clinging to Mike, and for a short time Paulo, and we’ve seen ourselves that she’s been searching for somebody else to cling to. This will get her over that. This will be what can prevent all her friends from leaving her if they in fact would.
Wolfe December 14, 2011, 2:49 AM EST.
All of you should shut up and stop being so butthurt.
Mikanada December 14, 2011, 2:53 AM EST.
You know, I’m not surprised.
He’s just as immature as Lucy is.
Oh, to be young and in highschool…
Convict December 14, 2011, 2:56 AM EST.
All I know is the next 7 pages is gonna be a doozy. I hope Lucy gets through this!
Polaris December 14, 2011, 2:57 AM EST.
And also, quit being so mean to Lucy Taeshi!!!!
Polaris December 14, 2011, 2:58 AM EST.
Mike turns into a bitch **** and now Lucy will fall to the dark side, thanks to Augustus.
Shadowman December 14, 2011, 2:59 AM EST.
After all this, mike and Lucy better not end up together in the end.
Lunacy December 14, 2011, 3:00 AM EST.
elinn December 14, 2011, 3:00 AM EST.
All I’m gonna say is as far as potential story-line setups go this is by far a 15/10
Scooby December 14, 2011, 3:00 AM EST.
Melodramas teen kitties make me laugh.
Knux-the-Killer December 14, 2011, 3:01 AM EST.
Bananacakes December 14, 2011, 3:03 AM EST.
I’m calling that it’s a dream.
twalker500 December 14, 2011, 3:04 AM EST.
@Wolfe No, only about half needed to be said, the other half was revenge.
OmegaB December 14, 2011, 3:06 AM EST.
Woo! Two days of reading this thing from the very start to where we are now. The registry of everything this comic has just been put in my head, I’m at a point where I don’t know what to make of it.
Poor Lucy, although Mike has a point, he shouldn’t act like like a jerk.
TheDrunkenwhale December 14, 2011, 3:09 AM EST.
Lucy, you gotta stay strong, remember the old times? The old times where you were happy… well most likely ****** all the time… But you were always like and mike was all like not the other way around, the time where was not introduced yet and the time where , and were making fun of you and Mike. Yeah… those times were awesome, wasn’t it?
Cara =3 December 14, 2011, 3:12 AM EST.
Mike’s 180 at the top of the page does not surprise me.
It is perfectly in character for him.
Mattx2 December 14, 2011, 3:13 AM EST.
…Did he just flounce out of the room like nothing happened?
Kaddie December 14, 2011, 3:14 AM EST.
…At this point the best way to getback at himwould be to commit suicide in his room and get him done for murder/manslaughter (since driving someone to the brink of death isn;t exactly a good thing), or at least have him reduced into a mental breakdown over his guilt
Kobrag December 14, 2011, 3:18 AM EST.
Skiiiiills. I only know of a few moms that can pull this off.
Zerreth December 14, 2011, 3:19 AM EST.
I bet this was the easiest comic to draw lately.
Also, if Mike doesn’t want Lucy, I’ll take her!
i unno, some guy December 14, 2011, 3:23 AM EST.
One last thing….I know Lucy is meant to be a diva, but it be quite depressing if she didn’t get the upper hand at the end of this story. I think she deserves to get stronger from this and rise above this better than Mike.
Polaris December 14, 2011, 3:25 AM EST.
I agree with Polaris, I’d like to see Lucy bounce back from this and Mike realise how important Lucy has been in his life.
Gledos December 14, 2011, 3:40 AM EST.
I personally like the last three panels. It gives a nice, silent touch.
And lmao @Shiloh—that was the best inappropriate-to-the-situation comment ever lol
Mythril December 14, 2011, 3:52 AM EST.
So, I was looking back through this chapter and I realized something I’d like to point out.
This almost seems to me that Mike might be telling Lucy this *because* of how Sandy feels and the fact that she’s coming down here.
Now, I understand both sides here. I understand Lucy’s side in the sense that I tend to kinda beat up my friends, too, just not to the point of nosebleeds, only things like friendly punches to the arms that might have left a bruise (which I apologize for). I understand that being defensive can be an actual defense mechanism against being hurt (this is also something I do, but not quite to that degree). Finally, I understand that there are plenty of people who only know how to show their affection, care, or whatever else through not being nice. I know it sounds odd, but it’s just how some people are. Keep in mind, I’m not excusing everything Lucy has done, but I can understand it to an extent.
Ok, so I also understand Mike’s side a bit. He’s been dealing with this for a while now and probably (as we saw) had plenty of pent up anger/emotions, etc.. Still, that doesn’t excuse his side either. (Because who pretends to be a friend for so long only to break them down in such a way? Seems kinda messed up).
Mainly, the point I was trying to show is when Lucy and Mike are at his house playing video games. They were both having a fun time, things seemed nice, but then he found out Sandy was coming and *that’s* when things turned sour for Lucy. Like I said, I do understand Mike’s side to an extent, but maybe, just maybe, he knows how Sandy feels about Lucy and doesn’t want Lucy to be around when Sandy comes to visit?
(Side note: I thought it was kind of lame for him to get mad at Lucy for her saying she was happy he had someone to make him happy again. If all Lucy sees is Mike being not happy and then his little sister even confirms that he’s not (Something about fixing the pole up his butt) then what else is she to know? And at least she was able to be happy for him.) [/longpost]
Artemis December 14, 2011, 3:56 AM EST.
I actually think I like Mike more then ever now. He finally got it off his chest and once it was done… He moved on. Lucy needs to grow up.
Pro mike December 14, 2011, 3:57 AM EST.
i suddenly feel like punching mike
dying light December 14, 2011, 4:10 AM EST.
People seem to hope Lucy bounces back from this, I hope she doesn’t, I hope she realises how right he is and just wallows in this **** for a while, its what she deserves.
Donny December 14, 2011, 4:11 AM EST.
*awaits the suicide attempt, and Augustus to save the day*
Cole December 14, 2011, 4:12 AM EST.
I am almost speechless….
I can only say this…
…Really?… Just…. REALLY? …
I ****ing hate you Mike. **** Mike supporters-he is a monster, and you’re all blind idiots if you support such an idiot. Lucy didn’t do ****, I don’t care. **** this is just awful. I demand a comeback reaction Lucy. Do something awesome. Must. Regain. BALANCE.
That one bitch December 14, 2011, 4:19 AM EST.
lucy is all alone pro lucy and f you mike
gobo744 December 14, 2011, 4:27 AM EST.
Mike is being the most disgusting person in this chapter, and there is no excuse to what he did to Lucy. That was awful.
@Pro mike Don’t you realize he’s freaking obsessed? He was in love with Lucy until Sandy came. Then he hated her. D’oh? Lucy is not the one who needs to grow up. She just had her little heart torn out and stomped on by someone she was best friends with her whole life and was in love with.
I hope Lucy doesn’t freaking commit suicide. Or go insane.
Emily December 14, 2011, 4:32 AM EST.
Wow. Because that’s clearly how you handle problems. I don’t know anymore. All I know is I really want something terrible to happen to Mike.
Yes Lucy was cruel to him but that does not mean she deserves this. I can understand people understanding how Mike feels but anyone thinking what he did is acceptable is a very cold hearted person who lacks empathy.
Sadly knowing teenagers this will end terribly. I’m not looking forward to this.
Kara December 14, 2011, 4:38 AM EST.
i do hope no one goes with mike and his family start hating him or sandy
the second December 14, 2011, 4:39 AM EST.
Lucy is not the badguy here, all she wanted up this is to be freinds agin,she even lied that she was fine with sandy coming over and he snaps at her then told her that he was going to ruin what’s left of her life
lov/hate December 14, 2011, 4:41 AM EST.
I like Mike. U mad, shippers?
Adawg December 14, 2011, 4:41 AM EST.
aruru December 14, 2011, 4:45 AM EST.
Guess Mike needs that scarf to help disguise his cold shoulder. ~chuckle~
But on another note, yes Mike fan here. ^^ No real reasons, just love the scarf. I’d like to see a filler with Mike dressed as potter. ~chuckle~
Lothmar December 14, 2011, 4:54 AM EST.
3 pannels of the same picture Umm… Mike i hope you get spanked by your mum instead
h December 14, 2011, 4:56 AM EST.
3rd panel looks like his tail is brushing against her head
Also obligatory RARARARRR KILL MIKE comment that this comic has been seeing for a while.
WyldKAT December 14, 2011, 4:57 AM EST.
For once, I can say somethin’ silly again. And my words of choice? “Second-laziest comic EVER.”
Jessica U. Ingmann December 14, 2011, 4:58 AM EST.
Well they might look the same, but if you pay attention to the lines, she did still draw each panel individually.
Certainly doesn’t do anything for my standing of Mike.
Vigtyr December 14, 2011, 5:04 AM EST.
That guy with the top hat from asdfmovie4 has been in this comic. He stole Lucy’s face.
I’m starting to think that Mike should see a therapist about these mood swings.
Ross December 14, 2011, 5:08 AM EST.
Lucy: *gets out a of frying pan from nowhere using chaos control* (learned with the power of anger and sadness)
Mike:WHAT THE FU…!!!!!!!
9 hours later
Mike:* uhhh * oh what happened *looks down*
Lucy:Good morning honey *squeezes his dick*
Mike:*realizes what happened*AAAAAHHHHHHHHHH.
PUT THAT IN A CHAPTER
Bittersweet addict December 14, 2011, 5:10 AM EST.
Um seriously guys, am I the only one that can tell that the last 3 frames aren’t copy paste? At least give credit where it’s due.
DustinIrons December 14, 2011, 5:22 AM EST.
Mike’s mum is totally going to give him what’s for and he’s gonna get all sad-sack about being told off by his mum for being such a raging jerk-face to one of his very old friends because of some girl that he hasn’t seen in, like, forever. It’ll be great, just watch. BCB, Y U NO UPDATE EVERY DAY?
BG December 14, 2011, 5:26 AM EST.
just two words.
LT_amazil December 14, 2011, 5:31 AM EST.
Tia December 14, 2011, 5:36 AM EST.
I don’t think that mike realize he just broke Lucy completely mentally down..
this is how suicide starts :’(!
And then he just wanders off like that, leaving her all alone with the last line she heard from him “no one loves you..” not cool mike.. very immature >_
Luz-miss December 14, 2011, 5:39 AM EST.
I’m at a loss for words of feeling about this latest page… I, I think I need to lay down for a bit…
Indigo December 14, 2011, 5:39 AM EST.
@BG Because it takes Taeshi a grand total of 6-8 hours to draw a single page. I dunno about you, but I don’t think I could handle a school days worth of work on a single page every day.
Indigo December 14, 2011, 5:42 AM EST.
Hey silent reader how do you like my last comment
Bittersweet addict December 14, 2011, 5:43 AM EST.
and they were such great friends in the beginnig
hello December 14, 2011, 5:50 AM EST.
Mike, are you retarded?
Now watch his mom have plans on the day Sandy comes over…
StarSturdy December 14, 2011, 5:51 AM EST.
The sad thing is that if Mike ever apologizes for doing that, she’d probably forgive him right away :\
BlackLight December 14, 2011, 5:54 AM EST.
Dusk December 14, 2011, 5:58 AM EST.
Why do i think mike was tha biggest ******* in this page?
Meh December 14, 2011, 6:01 AM EST.
That was like watching him toss her heart into the net from the other side of the court. And under the net is a fiery chasm lined with spikes.
(PS: I see that little “click”. Talk about coming full circle.)
SushiJaguar December 14, 2011, 6:11 AM EST.
@Meh: Well there’s only 2 people on this page, so that’s not hard to accomplish LOL.
AOJ - DeciA December 14, 2011, 6:11 AM EST.
I’d really like to see a stoic and strong Lucy walk herself back home after this…
Make it her top priority to prove Mike wrong regarding everything he said in the past few pages.
He needs to be taught a lesson.
Leaving an emotionally wrecked girl on the floor and pretending she doesn’t exist? Verrry mature
Also, I’d like Paolo to punch this wise guy in the face
Meiko December 14, 2011, 6:12 AM EST.
Nice to her for her looks? I think you just went put of complex completely mike. You seemed to be doing damage bit that last part was really weak.
Blackshadow December 14, 2011, 6:13 AM EST.
nAar December 14, 2011, 6:16 AM EST.
Well, this shows what kind of person Mike really is. Lucy may have problems, but his stance now shows that he has no sympathy or care at all. Even I wouldn’t go as far as he did with people that treated me wrong. I used to just walk away and leave it at that.
As for their friends, well I feel sorry for them, since Mike is basically going to force them to make a choice between him and Lucy. Also, his comment about them just joining him may prove false, as the information he bases it on is where they started at, and from what I’ve seen may very well prove inaccurate now.
jmb December 14, 2011, 6:16 AM EST.
-mike trips down stairs, breaks neck, dies- and not a single $&?@ was given that day
Kindle kat December 14, 2011, 6:23 AM EST.
I found something that could mean that carter is still alive!
in the “about” section, there is a description of every character.
in another part of the page, taeshi wrote that tess, carter, ****** and the gay guy were not created by her, and that she wants to make them all fade away.
well, if you look at the characters’ description part, you will notice that the “killed” characters are not present and that tess is still there. BUT, CARTER IS STILL THERE TOO!!!!! SO MAYBE HE ISN’T REALLY DEAD!
i hope it’s not just because she forgot to remove him…
boh... December 14, 2011, 6:34 AM EST.
It’s kinda hard to fathom that things were once like this:
Meiko December 14, 2011, 6:36 AM EST.
Ugh, mikie, WHY’D YOU LEAVE HER SITTING THERE ON THE ****ING CARPET
calicoinsanity December 14, 2011, 6:38 AM EST.
Wait, what? I love this page, but I feel that the transition between emotions was WAY too abrupt.
Glasses December 14, 2011, 6:39 AM EST.
I’ve never commented before, but I have read this comic from first page to last. This chapter has been interesting, I don’t really agree with Mike’s behavior considering I don’t usually condone treating women like a ******’s tampon.
However, what I think is an interesting idea, and maybe a fitting end to BCB as a whole, is if Lucy commits suicide. This whole comic could be about a suicidal person’s journey up until their actual self inflicted death. Of course that would mean (hopefully) that Lucy’s friends really will leave her, because it would be stupid and a lot less effective if she just killed herself over a boy. Consider her suicide, it would shine a different light on the earlier stories and maybe, I dare say, make BCB a true literary masterpiece. Imagine if so far we have all been reading a tragedy when we all thought it was a comedy.
For example, it would make that whole chapter where Paulo is contemplating what would happen if he had slept with Lucy, such a sad and meaningful part of the story. People would wish he had slept with her, when while reading it most of us (I’m guessing) agreed with his choice of not taking advantage of her state of mind.
If this does turn into a tragedy, I imagine Taeshi is a fan of Shakespeare, considering a character like Dave, your classic comic relief, and keeping a light hearted tone in the beginning but ending with an extremely sad ending. Now I’m really interested to see what happens.
Xynthesz December 14, 2011, 6:40 AM EST.
ryuk0 December 14, 2011, 7:00 AM EST.
Oh the many words I would say to mike if I saw him in rl I would have him crying on the side walk and also coughing blood with both black eyes… I may or may not have beat the crap outta him
Karl December 14, 2011, 7:01 AM EST.
welcome to the comments!
lucy commiting suicide would be a fitting end to the comic, and would turn many moments into very signifcant ones.
however, theres one problem.
it would mean BCB ends.
BCB already has a continuality clause, so why end it early?
although it would be smart if lucy killed herself at the continuality clause.
curtisimo - form 2, secion A, paragraph 6, clause 9.
curtisimo December 14, 2011, 7:02 AM EST.
Taeshi, Are you kidding me? I mean, ok Mike tells all that to Lucy, that’s hard, but ok. But suddenly he becomes ultra happy just because his mom came back??
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
That’s the most inhuman reaction I have ever seen. “Oh look, I just crushed all Lucy’s hopes and feelings, but now I am just leaving to see my mom!”. If he asked Lucy to leave his place, I would have found it logical. But that’s simply ********. Now I have the doubt if you losed your mind for a moment, or if maybe Mike happens to be some kinds of sociopath freak.
I’m sorry to say that’s the worst page ever, even in a great chapter as this one.
Sorry for being so mean, but it’s just what I though when I read that.
Volgrand December 14, 2011, 7:05 AM EST.
Well I’m not sure how interested I’m going to be in BCB after all this drama is finished, especially when the rest of the characters get involved. The only way I can really see this allowing a proper continuation to the story thus far, is if Taeshi introduced some deus ex device, which would probably be terrible. Like: introduce new character! Everyone is friends again! Xynthesz hates you all!
Therefore, sacrificing my own three day a week addiction, I wouldn’t mind if in a few more chapters detailing the split in group or total abandonment of Lucy/suicide, BCB comes to an end. Of course I would be sad but the comic as a whole would be great then.
Xynthesz December 14, 2011, 7:11 AM EST.
I have to agree with Volgrand, seemed like a waste of a page/update.
Anonymus December 14, 2011, 7:22 AM EST.
Trololololo. Oh Mike. You so easily change moods. Thank god that trainwreck of emotionlal derp is over for right now. Can’t wait for it to come back though! I LIVE for tha dramas, and if your comic has anything, it’s the dramas.
SynthyK December 14, 2011, 7:27 AM EST.
W……..T…….Fn……..H…!!!!???? I hope his mom disowns him, tha self centered jerk!
no one December 14, 2011, 7:30 AM EST.
Okay, that was weird … O.O
Now Lucy has to do the awkward thing: silently leaving Mike’s room, go downstairs and face Mike’s family before walking out of the house. Maybe she’ll try to hide her sadness, but I think they will notice anyway. They’ll look at her, with a strange look at their face before turning to Mike, who will just make up a lame excuse. He will not have the guts to say what he really did. Also, that’ll be the last thing Lucy hears when leaving Mike’s house. Ouch.
Edit: I just noticed notice the last three panels look like they’re ‘zooming out’ because at first you can’t see Lucy’s hands, but they slowly get more visible.
LH December 14, 2011, 7:34 AM EST.
Oh my! This is hard for lucy. Mike is such an opportunist… I really have many things to say but… Nvm!!! He wont gonna change anyway…
Aubi December 14, 2011, 7:39 AM EST.
DAME, TALK ABOUT THE MOTHER OF ALL MOOD SWINGS!!
One minute he’s a raging bitch, the next mommy’s home and he’s done being a douche. Not to mention just completely crushing Lucy’s heart and burning the rest.
Man mike you are a huge d**k.
Can’t wait to see how Sandy reacts with Lucy in person.
Rozon December 14, 2011, 7:40 AM EST.
Ya, no you got this wrong. Mike, several pages ago asked Lucy to leave, just after Sandy called. He only got super mean because Lucy was trying to clingy again to get out what had happened, and he just couldn’t stand it. Just go back to that page and look at it. It clear shows Mike is very happy at the information that Sandy is coming over. He just wants to tell his mom.
I’m happy to say that’s the best page ever, in a good chapter such as this one.
Sorry for being so mean, but it’s just what I though when I read your comment Volgrand. (That was me mocking you for being harsh.) P.S. His/her comment is 9 above mine.
Tom December 14, 2011, 7:41 AM EST.
Mike, I think you need therapy big time, or least a good 9$ boot to the ***. Also I don’t wish to sound mean spirited with this one, but I honestly expected that in the 3rd panel Lucy would suddenly faint.
Kanashe December 14, 2011, 7:44 AM EST.
Chin up Lucy… I know you can be strong than this, you’re not alone (✿◠‿◠)
Jeez… If I can, I want to give Lucy a support, especially mental support… (╯︵╰,) + (◡‿◡✿)
Oh.. btw, Lucy a tsundere right? Lol… if she a yandere, I’m afraid about Sandy lol… (Just kidding) ~(￣▽￣~)) ((~￣▽￣)~
Even if she a yandere, she would do something to Sandy before long ago lol… ((((゜д゜;))))
(Sorry, this is just my temporary reaction from reading some story yesterday, rofl… and my poor English) (≧◡≦)
Btw (again), I enjoy how this turn out (ﾉ・｀ω´・)ﾉ*:・ﾟ✧
Yuki December 14, 2011, 7:48 AM EST.
Wow… did he change faces real fast. Its interesting that lucy has been in a now state of depression for the last 3 panels. Its like somewhat different.
Starkeyblade December 14, 2011, 7:49 AM EST.
Actually, it’s happy videogame mike, to alarmed phone mike, to happy sandtytime mike, to angry lucytime mike, to uberhappy momtell mike.
Who you gonna call? Moodshifters!
Tudor December 14, 2011, 7:49 AM EST.
No, Come back mike
Kaola December 14, 2011, 7:52 AM EST.
Mike’s hypersensitive hearing…right. The first panel is weird. Are those hairs coming out of his right ear, or are they sound waves, or what? They just look odd to me. Also, what is up with the background?? So many bubbles…
Mom may be home, Mike, but you still need to figure out what to do with Lucy. She seems kinda…frozen. Dead inside, perhaps? Yeah, if she doesn’t move, what’s Mike gonna do when he comes back? Kick her ***? In front of his mother? Glad he’s putting on a mask for the rest of his family…There’s a guy I’d respect.
This is a really slow page…you’re really milking it here. I’m waiting for Lucy to get her sorry *** out of his house so we can freaking MOVE ON…
NintendoSegaSonyGuy December 14, 2011, 7:53 AM EST.
At first I was super ****** at mike…but y’kno what? He’s dealt with an unholy amount of Lucy’s bitchness. I mean, jesus. She really is a huge ahole isn’t she? He’s just finally becoming more independant. Though he’s wrong about Paulo leaving with him, Paulo is staying by Lucy. She can have that at least I guess.
Kit December 14, 2011, 7:54 AM EST.
I love how you can see Lucy’s head subtly lowering in the last 3 panels.
Turbocharge December 14, 2011, 7:56 AM EST.
I have a feeling where this is all headed, or I could be completely wrong. First off, when they were playing video games they were genuinly having fun until Sandy called. Then Sandy calls and Mike’s whole attitude changed. Since he obviously has feelings for both of them but obviously has no idea how to deal with it in a mature way he does as much as he can to shove Lucy away…at first but then it was just over kill. Though at first I thought it would have been good for Lucy I think in the end it was just waaaay over done. This will definately make or break her, hopefully the past few months have given her enough callasus to weather the blow.
So now, Sandy will be visiting so either Mike finally has time with his dream girl and its everything he dreamed it would be or…he realizes their relationship isn’t as deep as their phone relationship thus realizing he has completely alienated the only other girl he ever connected with.
Either way I’m interested in what will happen in the next few pages and how both deal with it. Thank God Mike’s verbal diahrea is over with.
RedWriter December 14, 2011, 8:09 AM EST.
Lucy, get up and go…now’s your chance. Quick, before Mike thinks of other reasons why you should grow old and have no friends and end up like….a weird cat lady! You get it?! lol
2tailed_fox December 14, 2011, 8:13 AM EST.
After all that screaming at Lucy, how can anyone just perk ^ like that?
Don't hate ppl December 14, 2011, 8:13 AM EST.
Just wait till sandy sees this side of mike.
Vlad December 14, 2011, 8:13 AM EST.
Dayum, mike just went from 0 to ****** in under 5 seconds, and then from 0 to *******-mother-****ing-**********-sonovabich in under 2 seconds.
But don’t worry lucy, you’ve still got two people who are there for you: Nationwide and State Farm. No matter what, Nationwide is ALWAYS on your side, no matter who hates you. And, just like a good neighbor, State Farm is there for you in your time of need.
phoenix16 December 14, 2011, 8:14 AM EST.
Yea, Prediction success! :o
…Still can’t help but feel sorry for Lucy, no doubt it’s going to take years to get over this one moment, probably even longer than her swimming issue.
MonsieurWTF December 14, 2011, 8:14 AM EST.
WHAT THE F*CK, WHERE I GO TO SCHOOL, YOU CAN’T JUST DROP WHAT YOU CAN’T JUST DROP WHAT YOU’VE DONE AND CONTINUE YOUR HAPPY GO LUCKY LIFE, NO, IM STUCK WITH THE CRUDDY LIFE LABALED AS A STUPID IDIOT WHO EVERYONE HATES, SERIOUSLY, HE JUST WALKED AWAY, THAT IS SOME LOW LIFE CR*P, that all i gotta say, as if those words at her were bad enough, he just tossed her aside like trash, come to think of it, this is actruly funny, maybe we dropped the drama and its funny to see others in pain, haha
JSossamon December 14, 2011, 8:15 AM EST.
I feel like that last comment of mine was a few pages overdue, but hey, better late than never.
phoenix16 December 14, 2011, 8:15 AM EST.
Well ****.. I thought I liked Mike in the last couple of chapters, but screw that.
P@ncakez December 14, 2011, 8:20 AM EST.
Well, Mikes mood definitely took a turn…
Rob64 December 14, 2011, 8:27 AM EST.
well that was just plain harsh.
completely ignoring Lucy after having a massive go? Dick!
But seriously, I hope his mum heard from his sis about all the shouting mike did at lucy and is all:
“Nu-uh. You’re not having sandy over until you can be nice to your friends.”
Then he’d be CRUSHED
crowfether December 14, 2011, 8:30 AM EST.
Mike’s emotional meter just went from zero to one thousand in five seconds.
I dunno. It’d be reeeealllyyy creepy to me if my boyfriend got ****** at everyone when we’d get off the phone together or something, and then completely excited at the mere hint of me. That, to me, would just be really pathetic and weird. But then again, I’m not Sandy. I love Sandy, but I don’t like that she’s completely oblivious to Mike’s many sides… as of yet. I hope that in the coming week that she visits, she finds out all about them and lets go of her beloved.
Of course, we’ve also seen that Sandy is really immature and innocent (well, sort of), and so she’s probably not going to latch off of Mike that fast. But I hope she does, just for drama’s sake. How satisfying it would be to watch Maishul’s anger blow up in his face.
Tickle Monster December 14, 2011, 8:31 AM EST.
And on a happier note…
Shocky December 14, 2011, 8:32 AM EST.
Mike has gone to the dark side.
Bioniclema90 December 14, 2011, 8:37 AM EST.
yeah… Mike was kinda mean here… but what should he have said to her after all that? “Get the **** outta here” or maybe “I am done with you, so get lost” Actually, that pretty much what he said to her by just running away.
I dont really know if I want to see the next page, since there’s so much drama and angst right now… but it like I just have to see how it all works out, IF it all works out… If you dont mind, I think I have to go to another webpage to forget this page and get ready for when the next one is uploaded.
@Taeshi This chapter is REALLY sad. Did you cry while drawing this? I would if I had to draw something like this…
Apple December 14, 2011, 8:41 AM EST.
Hopefully Karma will get Mike straight in the butt. Mike used to be my fav now this? I hope you live a happy life with Sandy and find brand new friends and may Paulo and everyone else leave you Mike.
Sparrow December 14, 2011, 8:42 AM EST.
I think the pot just boiled the kettel black a bit there. Jeeze everyone in this comic is go damn ANGSTY!
Holly December 14, 2011, 8:43 AM EST.
….. oh, you a**.
Could have been more tactful in front of the girl you just emotionally demolished.
Not saying you had to give her a pitied pat on the back, but saying, “My mom’s home. You should go,” would have been the more humane way to go.
Good gawd… and people thought Lucy was bipolar.
Skygaze December 14, 2011, 8:48 AM EST.
I just wonder how Lucy will get out of Mike’s house without things getting awkward.
Maybe she’ll just sneak out…
H December 14, 2011, 8:52 AM EST.
OK, no you are teasing…TAESHI
FenixWong951 December 14, 2011, 8:53 AM EST.
Boy, somebody has to be really, really confident and secure to leave the person they just emotionally annihilated alone in their room.
With all their things
Things that can easily be broken or stolen in retaliation.
QuetzaDrake December 14, 2011, 8:53 AM EST.
….THE HELL MIKE?! YOU DON’T RANT AT A GIRL, THEN RUN TO TELL YOUR MOM THE NEWS! I THOUGHT YOU WERE SMARTER THAN THAT! I MEAN REALLY, YOU JUST WENT AND SHATTERED LUCY’S FEELINGS- BE A LITTLE MORE SENSITIVE GOD DAMN
Fluff December 14, 2011, 9:02 AM EST.
Lucy needs to start not giving a ****.
Jay Tea December 14, 2011, 9:04 AM EST.
wow…as if mike couldn’t be more on everyone’s “bad” list
Anima December 14, 2011, 9:04 AM EST.
I know that Mike was just telling the truth, but i can’t help but feeling disgusted by him.. All the respect i used to have just disappeared … I think he reached a new low… But i still can’t com to hate him.. Lucy keep fighting!! <3
Cymy-nyah~ December 14, 2011, 9:05 AM EST.
Mike… I.. You ***.
And I HOPE that news he is talking about is Sandy coming to visit, and not completely destroying Lucy emotionally.
Mr. Morningstar December 14, 2011, 9:11 AM EST.
Lucy should trash his room. That’s what I would do.
Snorlax December 14, 2011, 9:12 AM EST.
so where is the part she kicks him in the shin? :U
(; A ;) December 14, 2011, 9:14 AM EST.
mike your a jerk. you are now off my favorite bcb characters. like i said this is your fault. own up to yourself. you are the one who was stringing her along.
melberry December 14, 2011, 9:21 AM EST.
I think that was quite brilliant. I’m not on Lucy’s nor am I Mike’s side. I’m just reading, wondering what’s coming up next.
This kinda blew my mind, though. It just goes to show, that Mike can AND will be mean when he wants to. Which is quite interesting, seeing as though he is always nice. I just want to say, that maybe he two-faces himself for the sake of others? I have never seen someone come to be like this, being super nice to everyone, yet at the same time, has a bite to their bark when needed. Truly amazing.
This comic has improved over the five years its been going, and I am quite excited to keep seeing what will happen from here on out. I’m a little late to the series, though, I started reading it last year. But, like everyone else who has read this, I’ve seen a truly amazing story unfold before my very eyes.
Cheers, Taeshi, keep up the good work.
Joel December 14, 2011, 9:26 AM EST.
Just Watch Mike’s Mom Come Home And Yell At Him For Hurting Lucy
Whichever One Decides To First.
Anyway Nice Character Development In This Entire Chapter. I’m Really Looking Forward To The Next!
Maryam December 14, 2011, 9:28 AM EST.
And this is where I see our poor Lucy slipping out a window and walking home in the snow. After hearing news like that the last thing you want is to see other people. It would be to awkward to try to put on something even close to a smile and pretend your happy for the person who just ripped your heart out.
I know Lucy is strong, but right now she is broken and needs the support of her family and true friends. I hope that if she tells someone what happened and doesn’t just hold it all in. You were making great progress with your friends, don’t shut them out now Lucy.
Nightcrystal December 14, 2011, 9:30 AM EST.
That’s WONDERFUL news son!………….. Why is there a faceless mannequin on your floor?
Huh? December 14, 2011, 9:34 AM EST.
well theres not much to see…..
only mike leaves lucy alone in his room….
well i guess it’s not a long page but nah i will see the next page coming.
and Huh? thats funny xD
thathurts,good? December 14, 2011, 9:50 AM EST.
This is where Lucy finds a sharp object in the room and attempts suicide
Iris December 14, 2011, 9:50 AM EST.
Say hi to the end of Mike apologists. Seriously, I’d just LOVE to see anyone try and defend Mike now. Seriously.
Ditto December 14, 2011, 9:53 AM EST.
See: The very first comment on this page.
They ain’t shutting up now.
Luke December 14, 2011, 10:08 AM EST.
Somehow…this is a much sadder situation than the initial look at the page suggests…
Something is not going to end well, and it’s definitely going to bite Mike in the aft end…
Well, not yet at least. Still will, though.
Welgaea December 14, 2011, 10:09 AM EST.
Completely missed that one. D’oh.
Still, can’t really defend this kind of emotional 180, can ya? Basically just leaving Lucy in the shithole while rubbing his “happiness” all over her face.
Ditto December 14, 2011, 10:10 AM EST.
I hope Sandy sees Lucy, realizes what Mike did, then breaks up with him. I would laugh at him ENDLESSLY if that happened. Then no one will go to help him =P
Flashbomb7 December 14, 2011, 10:12 AM EST.
Lucy: “Last christmas i gave you my heart~ But the very next day you gave it away! this is year~ instead of shedding my tears~ I’M GUNNA RIP YOUR CHEST OUT AND GET IT BACK!!! >:D
Flaze December 14, 2011, 10:16 AM EST.
MIKES SUCH A JERK !!!!!!!!!
kimbcoo December 14, 2011, 10:17 AM EST.
Lucy, come on girl. It’s time you get out of there.
You know Paulo would never leave you. He cares for you too much. Same with David. Not sure about Daisy and Abbey, though.. >_>
squish December 14, 2011, 10:25 AM EST.
Just a shot in the dark here, but has anyone considered that maybe Sandy thinks of Mike as just a really close friend ? Considering how she comes off to me, she seems really childish and naive to me, so what if she just thinks they are friends and Mike was the one that thought/took it to that boyfriend girlfriend level because of the kindness and love she showed him?
I’ve only started reading this comic for about a month now, I’ve caught up on all of it and I gotta say, the icing on the cake of these comics is reading everyones comments !
Cherry December 14, 2011, 10:29 AM EST.
Eventually Sandy WILL hear of Mike’s treatment towards Lucy and possibly break up with him, OR, force him to apologize and make up with her. But by then Lucy will have grown to truly hate him and so will Paulo and then….ohhh the delicious drama.
Brain Worm December 14, 2011, 10:33 AM EST.
Faceless Luuuuucccccyyyyyyy… it’s Halloween all over again! Lucy quick! Find your face! For the love of God find your face! Expressions are needed! You’re so naked without it.
Justin December 14, 2011, 10:36 AM EST.
Aaaand moving right along. :3
FunnyGuy December 14, 2011, 10:38 AM EST.
Bipolar much Mike
naga December 14, 2011, 10:44 AM EST.
Thank goodness the roast is finally over. Can’t wait for the next chapter. Just gotta wait a few more pages. And this is just my opinion, but I think the motion symbol for Mike’s ear looks a like it’s in the wrong place. It makes it look like he has a couple of stray hair growing out.
Oh, and Cherry, have you read To The Top or A New Leaf, as they show Sandy’s feelings quite clearly.
KillerCobraZ117 December 14, 2011, 10:52 AM EST.
Mike, you sir, are being a bad host.
Xenos December 14, 2011, 10:55 AM EST.
lol. When did Mike’s room get so empty?
Hiroshu the Brony December 14, 2011, 10:55 AM EST.
you piece of **** Mike you.
you just don’t do that.
jackkuro December 14, 2011, 11:02 AM EST.
I wonder what’s gonna happen to Lucy now… oh and they forgot about their World War II report.
Tastycakez December 14, 2011, 11:05 AM EST.
one track mind as always mike . man, i wonder how lucy’ll be able to get out of the house that way. she’ll probably put on a brave face (if she has one ) then run off crying. SCREW YOU MIKE FOR POTENTIALLY MAKING LUCY CRY!!
sigh... December 14, 2011, 11:05 AM EST.
Mike really is the ultimate *** now. I thought that he might be overreacting due to Sandy’s notice of arrival, but since Mike doesn’t seem to have any after affects to what just happened here, he must have really had those feelings bottled up inside him for a long time. Actually, that makes him seem like less of an *** and more of a victim, but still… Saying all of that to Lucy and then just skipping off to go talk to his mom? Dick move bro. But I understand you. I just love Lucy more, that’s all.
Amazing Lagann December 14, 2011, 11:10 AM EST.
Drop him, Lucy. Seriously.
You December 14, 2011, 11:14 AM EST.
What if it’s NOT his mother? What if it’s someone else, looking for either Mike or Lucy?
Ditto December 14, 2011, 11:14 AM EST.
wolfile December 14, 2011, 11:30 AM EST.
Most brilliant use of copy/paste I have ever seen. No troll, no flaming, dead serious.
Jay The First December 14, 2011, 11:39 AM EST.
@Cherry actually, I think that was a theory some people had. Ya know it wouldn’t surprise me that Sandy see’s him as a close friend, while Mike being a total twit thinks that they are in love. Actually, is it me or does it sound like Mike is becomin’ Bella Swan?
Kanashe December 14, 2011, 11:50 AM EST.
Mike your next your next on my cupcake list(for people who dont know what this means i gonna do to him what pinkie pie did do that other pony rainbowdash in the fanfic cupcakes and truest i gonna do worse stuff to him) HAHAHAHAHA BEWARE! and sleep with 1 eye open.
OSU_Heavy December 14, 2011, 11:55 AM EST.
As much as it pains me to label Mike.. What a *****! You NEVER leave a lady alone in a room, I mean, that’s just rude! What an awful host.
Sarcasm aside, that was a low blow. I don’t see how Lucy’s going to recuperate after this one. Something’s gotta give.
Krys the Wytch December 14, 2011, 11:58 AM EST.
2MORE DAYS TILL NEXT PAGE WOOP
LucyDucy December 14, 2011, 12:04 PM EST.
She was the one who WANTED him to stop being friends with Lucy, nubcakes.
Darth GW7 December 14, 2011, 12:08 PM EST.
Also Mike’s room sure is empty all of a sudden.
Darth GW7 December 14, 2011, 12:09 PM EST.
Sad for lucy!
Crystina December 14, 2011, 12:13 PM EST.
Yes, but she didn’t want him to crush her spirit, call her a parasite, act like an *** when she was trying so hard not to be as bad as she was, said he was going to take all her friends and basically drive her to suicide.
Flashbomb7 December 14, 2011, 12:16 PM EST.
That’s the spirit Mike. Respond to Lucy’s insufferable tsun-ness with full-on ******* mode. These two are just as bad as each other nowadays. Can’t wait to get back to characters who have actually grown up a little like Paulo. :<
(Don’t take this as criticism at the writing, because this is pretty damn realistic even if it makes me angry!)
Shinkada December 14, 2011, 12:18 PM EST.
He’s just saying it like it is, can’t fault him for that.
Darth GW7 December 14, 2011, 12:20 PM EST.
ohheylook, it’s little kid past replaying itself! OHHEY. WAIT. so Lucy was right all along?! damnnn. seriously, I’m so sick of the real Mike. I liked the fake one better.
also, Darth GW7 is either kidding or stupid. :|
sarcasm December 14, 2011, 12:23 PM EST.
Or he just has different opinions of the characters than you do?
Darth GW7 December 14, 2011, 12:30 PM EST.
in b4 he has to beg lucy to let sandy stay with her because his mom wont let her stay in the house.
shellshock December 14, 2011, 12:31 PM EST.
So when Mike is going to get dumped, Lucy won’t be there to pick up all the pieces , again.
Zeori December 14, 2011, 12:39 PM EST.
Sudden moodswing powers go!
Seriously, I’m thinking something’s wrong with Mike. It’s not normal to slingshot between emotions like that. Before I thought he was just a jerk, but maybe he actually has some kind of medical issue.
At least I hope that’s what it is, since the only other possibility is bad writing.
Spirit December 14, 2011, 12:42 PM EST.
how could you possibly justify this extreme level of outright hatred?
even Lucy never did anything this purely hate-fueled.
and she has long since quit trying to be all “lovey-dovey” with him, was legitimately trying to simply be his friend, was even happy for him and Sandy. and if he really really didn’t even want that, she would have backed off ages ago.
sarcasm December 14, 2011, 12:45 PM EST.
what… The… ****!!!
also 2 + 5 = derf
TaigaLilly Hinata December 14, 2011, 12:45 PM EST.
There is currently something very wrong with Mike here. After completely destroying someone who had been his friend for years, and seeing the damage his words have caused her, the only thing on his mind is sharing his “Happy news,” with his Mom.
I can not see any hint of empathy, compassion, or simple decency in his actions. While Lucy does have issues and faults that she needs to work on, Mike needs to become aware that he has his own serious issues to resolve as well.
BoringInfoGuy December 14, 2011, 12:46 PM EST.
Definitely bad writing.
Davey December 14, 2011, 12:46 PM EST.
That’s…one way to break the tension…
Maybe it’s just me though, but I have a feeling that someone else is going to be coming into the room with Lucy; Mike’s sis or younger bro, perhaps?
As for Lucy…damn…
Ball’s in her court now. We have to wait and see how exactly she took all of this.
Chocothunda December 14, 2011, 12:52 PM EST.
@BoringInfoGuy @Spirit @Davey
I agree, it’s like he actually has a mental issue O.o I mean that’s just insane. I can’t imagine anyone doing that….
sarcasm December 14, 2011, 12:52 PM EST.
@Boringinfo, spirit, davey and sarcasm
Or maybe he just cares about Sandy more than Lucy. I thought people knew this was the case?
Also @sarcasm’s previous comment
I can understand feeling such hatred to someone if that person had been treating them so selfishly the whole time.
Mike cared about Lucy, was possibly in love with her, and she just smacked him away and knocked him around the whole time.
And then just when he’s finally made contact with someone who does actually return his feelings, Lucy tries to push her way back in.
She’s been nothing more than an obstacle to him this whole time, and, whether she’s trying to reform or not (And Mike can’t be expected to know that she is at this point), Mike has every right to be angry, even hate her.
Darth GW7 December 14, 2011, 12:55 PM EST.
did mike just completely forget that lucy is in his room?
Quilvy December 14, 2011, 12:58 PM EST.
No, he just has more important things to deal with.
Darth GW7 December 14, 2011, 12:59 PM EST.
@Ditto Of course they can defend him! The Mike supporters see no wrong in their eyes. Despite Lucy has made changes and has started to become a better person and Mike is acting like a brat by tell Lucy she has no friends.
OmegaB December 14, 2011, 1:00 PM EST.
I’m starting to think theres something a bit wrong with Mike here.
Foxy Alex Turner December 14, 2011, 1:10 PM EST.
Way to break a girl and then brush her off mike.
dimes should have stores December 14, 2011, 1:13 PM EST.
Augh. I feel bad for Lucy, but Mike does have a point. She was mean to him all those years, and when he’s happy, in his mind, it was like she was trying to keep his happiness away from him. I understand that. But, jeeze, dude. Why you so harsh?
Baka December 14, 2011, 1:19 PM EST.
I can see that. I also thought that any decent human being would never dare to defend what he just did here, which was basically crap all over her as he pretended nothing happened before (notice the “uguu” face) and left her alone, in his room, right after crushing her spirit to dust. I mean, the girl’s probably gonna try something drastic and all he wants is to go running to mommy saying his girlfriend’s coming to town. Where I come from, you don’t do this. It’s considered… what’s the word…. evil.
Ditto December 14, 2011, 1:19 PM EST.
Is Mike PMSing?! He goes from happy, then upset, then mad, then happy again. WTF???
KitKatMuffin December 14, 2011, 1:24 PM EST.
I don’t think Sandy takes it as a friend situation, she told him she’d send him “special” (nude) pictures before o-o;
Kite December 14, 2011, 1:25 PM EST.
Haha, CC said it best: “well damn.”
That was cold-blooded though. He does not care about Lucy at all; she might as well not be there as he runs out of the room. Lucy…
Chi-chan December 14, 2011, 1:29 PM EST.
i love how some comments are bitchin about how the last panels are the same-ish. its the artists work. not yours. how they choose to tell the story is up to them. your just a fan. remember that. read and enjoy. don’t complain. it shows how Lucy is completely broken down, and upset that she can’t even move.
on a side note, it would be awkward for mike to come back into the room now with her just sitting there like that still. now’s your chance Lucy! jump out the window so you don’t have to face him again. O_o
endless December 14, 2011, 1:37 PM EST.
Lucy didn’t push him away the whole time. Are we forgetting her fear of water that stems from her almost drowning to try and save him? That she beat up two guys, got beaten up and was almost raped trying to protect him? The small kiss she gave him afterwards, that he ended up blowing off for Sandy? Lucy was on her way to being open and honest about her feelings before Mike remembered he loves Sandy. Lucy may have issues, but she’s always had his back.
As Mike told Daisy when she wanted to know why he was friends with such a bully, “You don’t understand Lucy.”
Azrael December 14, 2011, 1:37 PM EST.
Please do not use the “E” word in my presence. It really annoys me.
Darth GW7 December 14, 2011, 1:41 PM EST.
And yet, it is evil (notice I actually spelled it).
Ditto December 14, 2011, 1:44 PM EST.
Maybe Lucy turns bad-*** and Augustus introduces her to the gang, so they can get back at ‘green eyes’ together. I would find that super awesome, even if it’s probably not going to happen… |D
LH December 14, 2011, 1:44 PM EST.
A shoutout to anti mike fans. It may be easy to hate mike for everything he has been doing lately, but if you take a couple minutes to even consider his point of view- You know what, I’m not even going to try anymore. Mike haters need to grow up and realize that the world isn’t going to be sugar coated and unrealistic just because your too immature. Gods, yes mike is being a ***** but sometimes it takes being mean to get the point across. People say “mike supporters” don’t see any wrong, but that the only thing those same haters can see. Don’t blind yourself with your own idiocy. Finally, IT’S A STORY PEOPLE. IT WILL HAVE HAPPY POSTS AND SAD PARTS TO BE REALISTIC. Love your comic taeshi!!
Zyr December 14, 2011, 1:51 PM EST.
now look at that everyone, taeshii loves us so much, she didn’t copy past the last three, just look at Lucy’s cheek lol, and dude, Mikie as some case of ADD and bipolar disoder stuff.
CTS4Kouhei December 14, 2011, 1:52 PM EST.
@Zyr, don’t get so worked up about it. Some people post stupid things, why not just ignore them? I’m on neither side, I really don’t care for this “Mike supporters VS Mike haters” war. You shouldn’t either. It’s just a comic…
LH December 14, 2011, 1:55 PM EST.
An AMAZING comic
Wr3h December 14, 2011, 2:05 PM EST.
you know what I like about the last 3 panels? they’re all draw individual, as in Taeshi didn’t copy+paste like some lazy webcomic artists. so thank you, Taeshi, for never compromising on quality
ChewySmokey December 14, 2011, 2:10 PM EST.
Lucy should smash that bonsai tree Mike got from Sandy several chapters ago.
Tani December 14, 2011, 2:11 PM EST.
it’s a bit difficult to accept that he becomes happy so quickly after crying and shouting.
this can only mean that he does not care anymore about lucy, in any sense. zero.
being happy in front of her after crushing her mentally, means that he pretends she doesn’t exist. and it is evil. yes evil, because if you are not evil, you pay attention to someone even if you hate him\her.
at this point, I can’t imagine what mike would do, for example, if he would see lucy in danger. would he help her? even only as a person and not as lucy? I really don’t know. but ignoring her like this induces me to think he would not.
p.s. @Derp: if you read this comment and didn’t read my previous one, do it. I found something about carter.
boh... December 14, 2011, 2:13 PM EST.
And why is giving him more excuse, as well as realistic justification, to be mad at her a good thing? If he didn’t care, he wouldn’t have bothered to open his mouth. Caring has a positive and negative version.
Hoheh December 14, 2011, 2:15 PM EST.
The point here (in this page, precisely) is not that Mike is being mean (though that word does fail to describe exactly what Mike did to Lucy in the last few pages, but moving on), is that Mike, in literally a couple of seconds, went from “I’m leaving and all your friends are coming with me because nobody likes you and you’re a parasite” to “Omg, omg, omg, mommy’s home, gotta go tell her my girlfriend is coming to visit!”, then proceeding to abandon her, in the room, alone with her (miserable) thoughts, wallowing in her own self-pity. Meaning, Mike doesn’t give a rat’s *** anymore, pretty much cra**ing all over her feelings. Any decent person isn’t THIS heartless. That’s the point us “Mike-haters” are trying to pass. That Mike is being unecessarily hostile (be it actively or passively). The past Mike was completely fine.
GIve us back the Mike that flinched whenever the bell rang! He was awesome!
Edit: Love the artwork. Anyone who can copy-paste without actually copy-pasting deserves a round of applause. Though the “faceless Lucy” still creeps me out.
Ditto December 14, 2011, 2:15 PM EST.
This situation = lol
Maiha December 14, 2011, 2:33 PM EST.
The perfect reaction by Mike. Lucy means NOTHING to him, Bwahaha! Perfect.
Lies and slander December 14, 2011, 2:34 PM EST.
Huh, this kind of undermines my thoughts on him trying to express his pain, because his immediate shift of attitude seems to show he actually doesn’t care at all… That’s a shame, I thought I was seeing some real sincerity here! Maybe it is, I don’t know. I love the lack of actions in the panels at the end though. Nothing NEEDS to happen- the silence is thunderous.
Roxor41 December 14, 2011, 2:34 PM EST.
I think Mike is on his period
Devon December 14, 2011, 2:44 PM EST.
What a dick.
Scott Nishida December 14, 2011, 2:49 PM EST.
Are the blue bars in between supposed to express the sky outside, meaning she has been sitting there even longer than it looks like because it is getting darker and darker? Or perhaps her mood getting darker?
If it’s the former, then Mike is even worse, because he would seem to have forgotten that he left her in his room…
Rideps1 December 14, 2011, 2:52 PM EST.
god he’s bipolar
Boo December 14, 2011, 3:01 PM EST.
Mike you idoit! She loves you! And why wait for Sandy?
Bittersweetcandybowl December 14, 2011, 3:02 PM EST.
As said by Roxor, the silence is deafening.
Lucy was obviously just devastated by everything Mike said. In all honesty, she was astonishingly abusive, even if the majority of it was Played For Laughs. This would count as Truth In Television (sans the television part), seeing as I was once in an abusive relationship for two years. After putting up with it as long as I did, the girl had the utter gall to pretend everything was fine, and that it was my fault that any of it had happened. Lucy accepted responsibility for her actions, but still, it’s not an easy thing to forgive.
She loves him? That may be so.
Doesn’t mean beating him just because he was there for her when she needed him is okay.
This is probably the most realistic conversation yet.
Fauxlosopher December 14, 2011, 3:04 PM EST.
Mommy dearest i have most wonderful news i destroyed a girls pride and i got a great phone call all in one day
zerowolf December 14, 2011, 3:09 PM EST.
@zerowolf Couldn’t say any better
Martys December 14, 2011, 3:13 PM EST.
Damn. That lowlife son of a bitch.
Maii December 14, 2011, 3:17 PM EST.
Haha, must agree with that Zero xD
Skygaze December 14, 2011, 3:22 PM EST.
I wish I could link to images in comments. You’re using that word. I don’t think that word means what you think it does.
SushiJaguar December 14, 2011, 3:26 PM EST.
That got past the filters. How?
I was dumbstruck. Mike told his mom about Lucy and her abusive ways? Or is he just doing that because he’s proud of himself? Wow. Just… Wow.
Mike, you really have a stick up your ***
Maii December 14, 2011, 3:26 PM EST.
You’re talking to me, right? Sorry. I’m too frustrated. Stupid Mike.
Maii December 14, 2011, 3:28 PM EST.
Yes, Michael; dismiss all that had occurred as if none had happened and leave her to cower in the shadow that you had cast recently. Maybe you could tell that to your mother, like what Zero said. She must know how a good friend you are to Lucy, yes, indeed, she will be proud of you and give you a cookie for it.
I loathe you right now.
Harris012 December 14, 2011, 3:28 PM EST.
Seriously one of the most powerful pages a comic’s put up that I’ve seen in a while. I salute you Taeshi!
Mike’s gonna be in for a hell of a reality check…
CopicRXXIX December 14, 2011, 3:36 PM EST.
You became a even bigger dick.
Yup December 14, 2011, 3:39 PM EST.
What about what Lilly said (about Lucy being there the whole time)? Has Mike forgotten all that? Though it IS kind of Lucy’s fault, just a little; I mean she’s pretty mean to Mike and when he tried to kiss her that one time, she backed away. She was sending some mixed signals, and made it seem like she didn’t like him, then BAM! she loves him! (she tells him that she does), but it’s too late. I guess he really DOESN’T care about Lucy. Maybe she’ll fall into a crazy depression. Would he care then? I doubt it.
MissListless December 14, 2011, 3:45 PM EST.
What just hapenned now? Mike, why… How… This page is a massive jerkface!
FAKE December 14, 2011, 3:45 PM EST.
Guys, the news that he’s going to tell his mom is the fact that Sandy’s coming to visit.
Mike is still a dick, though.
Vespa December 14, 2011, 3:48 PM EST.
Haha at first i thought he was gonna tell his mom that he finally yelled at Lucy, but i reread it and understood. LOL. i’m sad for Lucy but I’m sooooooooooooo happeeeeeeee for Mike!!!!
Kristy December 14, 2011, 3:54 PM EST.
Majjjor mood change there
Well, for mike at least
…My copy and paste senses are tingling….
APerson December 14, 2011, 4:05 PM EST.
wow mike…..just…..wow. T__T
aplbunny December 14, 2011, 4:06 PM EST.
To think, all this yelling happened because of a text…
dapperLADY December 14, 2011, 4:07 PM EST.
Actually, that may be the case. It could be that Mike sincerely doesn’t care about how Lucy feels now; it would seem at this point that the old bridge between the two has finally burnt to ashes.
I agree, the switch is a bit jarring, but you can see that there was a bit of change in Mike’s thought process between realizing that his mom was home, and remembering that Sandy was coming. The conversation that we just witnessed ended on the last page; Mike said his piece, he said what he wanted to say.
That said, it is somewhat logical to see the switch in his thought process.
Also, it’s true that Mike is being hostile; I wouldn’t say unnecessarily, though, nor would I say necessarily.
It’s more like this kind of hostility was inevitable.
The past Mike could be considered as a near extreme doormat, taking abuse given out to him by Lucy and by his friends (and hers, should he accidentally screw anything up or not be amused by their shippings).
The unfortunate thing is that he never really got a chance to vent his frustrations, and if he did, he was shut down by his friends, which made him colder and a lot more bitter.
This chapter shows that it’s gotten to the point that despite Lucy’s changes, he has nearly reached the point of not caring about her feelings.
Then there’s this issue “But what about the rest of their friendship? What about the time when they saved each other (Lucy saving Mike, Mike saving Lucy)? What about those days?” And it’s true, those instances did happen. But—in Mike’s case, at least—it seems that all of those instances have been completely overshadowed by all of the crap that Mike went through.
Honestly, all of that, plus Lucy’s slow (but visible) changes throughout the comic, makes this particular chapter really tragic, not just for Lucy, but for Mike as well.
Chocothunda December 14, 2011, 4:10 PM EST.
“I can tell her the news!!”… News= I broke my best friend’s heart, destroyed our friendship, buried it, danced on it’s grave, oh, and that chick I haven’t seen in years is coming… Seems legit…
Trace Legacy December 14, 2011, 4:11 PM EST.
I really, really like how much of an @$$wipe Mike is in this one.
-A- December 14, 2011, 4:12 PM EST.
@APerson Not true. If you check them, you see the hairs on top of Lucy’s head are different.
-A- December 14, 2011, 4:14 PM EST.
Wow! Lot of comments on this page, but I think you’re all missing the bigger picture: whatever happens next, both Mike and Lucy are gonna be failing Noodles’ class! O.O
Also, Mike really does seem a bit mental… maybe he has something wrong with him, medically… maybe it’s a tumour?
Brilliant chapter, Taeshi, seriously!
BJMcG December 14, 2011, 4:16 PM EST.
@Chocothunda Speaks the truth.
I’m so unbelievably anxious to see what happens once the Mike-transforms-into-angry-Mike scene is done. I want to see what happens at the lunch table and if everyone finds out about Mike screaming at her or they just continue on confused or if Sandy bails or actually comes and meets Lucy OMG HURRY UP AND POST MOAR!!!
Emily December 14, 2011, 4:17 PM EST.
tears. all of them.
Ashe December 14, 2011, 4:21 PM EST.
0.0 errr mike……I HATE UR GUTS I MEAN SERIOUSLY! U JUST HAVE TO MAKE LUCY ALL DEPRESED I mean poor lucy! just kill him in his sleep then u can feel al lot better…i know i would
howlingwolf December 14, 2011, 4:37 PM EST.
To everyone complaining about the similar panels
Think of how it would be with only one.
Not nearly as powerful.
Anyways, I for one, like this page, though Mike’s reaction will forever baffle me.
Then again, it does make sense. Kudos and whatnot.
Phantom December 14, 2011, 4:38 PM EST.
Might be logical to remmber Sandy coming over, but I must insist that simply forgetting she’s (Lucy) even there seems rather… extreme. S’ like his mind just flipped a circuit breaker or something.
Ditto December 14, 2011, 4:39 PM EST.
Great job Mike… GREEEAAAT JOB…
Ice Shield December 14, 2011, 4:41 PM EST.
at school today i was thinking about BCB, (what else dose one think about at school?) and i have come to a conclusion.
mike has pulled a Wheatley.
now, noone here is cool enough to understand that, so this is what i mean:
wheatley is a tiny robot stuck to the ceiling, who wakes you from cryosleep. you and he then attempt to escape a dieing rundown ApSci facality, but in doing so, Wheatley wakes up the big boss lady in charge, also a robot. BBL takes you and puts you through various trials, uintil Wheatley rescues you. you and Wheatley the shut down the BBLs weaponry, and confront her. you win, you PUSH THE BUTTON!!, and Wheatley gets stuck into the BBLs body.
then it all goes south.
Wheatley goes insane, and shouts at you for calling him a moron, (though you cant actually say anthing.) and punches you down a 2.5 mile deep pit.
i think the connections to BCB are obvious.
this is what happens next:
you climb from the pit, and Wheatley is ecstatic to see you, almost pretending nothing happened. he is also noticably more insane.
you defeat Wheatley, and through the magic of science, he is sucked into the vacum of space. you then escape the facility.
the closing moments of the story are this:
it fades to a shot of Wheatley in space:
“im sorry. i really am. and not just cause im stranded in space. im sorry for being monstrous, and evil, and i am genuanly sorry. the end.”
am i insane for seeing the resemblance to BCB?
curtisimo - recieve thine cake.
curtisimo December 14, 2011, 4:47 PM EST.
@Ditto: That I do agree with you on, which is why I said that his transition was “somewhat logical.”
Mike pulled, what we call, a textbook 180.
Chocothunda December 14, 2011, 4:48 PM EST.
Mike’s little brother is probably going to snitch on him.
that would be awesome.
Then his mom would say “No sandy until you clean up your act and I want you to take your *** up stairs and apologize.”
Noah hevon December 14, 2011, 5:10 PM EST.
Lol stupid fur ****.
Ranger December 14, 2011, 5:11 PM EST.
i’ll say it again what Lucy needs is a nice Irish Catholic or German Catholic (like meself) we know how to treat the ladies right.
Freidrich December 14, 2011, 5:12 PM EST.
… There are no words to describe what I really feel here. This is just… pitiful. Depressing. Agonizing.
Poor Lucy. ):
Drakesm December 14, 2011, 5:14 PM EST.
Blaize December 14, 2011, 5:14 PM EST.
and i think mike is bipolar
Freidrich December 14, 2011, 5:16 PM EST.
mike is going to come back to find Lucy hanging in his room with one of his scarfs.
Freidrich December 14, 2011, 5:23 PM EST.
@ranger prove me wrong, but is that all you ever say on every page?
sumfurry911 December 14, 2011, 5:25 PM EST.
Um… Are you okay Mike? Haven’t lost any marbles yet, have you?
Lucy is alone. Here are some things she might do:
1. Get a sharp object and try to kill herself.
2. Get a sharp object and try to kill Mike.
3. Pick up Mike’s phone and talk to Sandy.
4. Pick up her own phone and talk to Paulo.
5. Call her mother to pick her up.
6. Crawl out the window and go home.
7. Talk to either Blur or one of Mike’s siblings.
8. Sit down quietly or in front of a mirror and reflect upon herself.
9. Get ready to punch Mike in the face.
10. Run away.
Those are just some things that might happen. I’m pretty sure there are more.
megeriffic December 14, 2011, 5:27 PM EST.
This is possibly the most depressing thing I have ever seen. Without a doubt she is broken and I can never like Mike again.
shunoflegacy December 14, 2011, 5:27 PM EST.
Mike needs to be beaten Gears of War style. This is inhumane to do such a thing. I would not be surprised if Lucy killed Sandy or he is just left by all his friends. Or could it be him who would perish by a certain someone’s hand it would be right and justified.
Gravemindsspawn December 14, 2011, 5:27 PM EST.
@Ranger: Lol i see you trollin’ there, and simply because i feel like feeding you, “are you really stupid enough to go to a site you know you will hate simply to bash on the people that do like it?”
Now, on a more serious note, I bet we’ll be adding a “crush the cutie” to tvtropes soon I honestly don’t see much of a way out of this hole he’s dug for Lucy, and this may very well be the thing to break her. I really hope she can pull through but… well I simply cant see this ending well for Lucy
Also, megeriffic, you forgot the ever present possibility of a complete and absolute mental breakdown, where she recedes into her own mind never to emerge again because i’m pretty sure even Mike can’t simply blow that off like he just did with his entire rant.
Gira156 December 14, 2011, 5:36 PM EST.
G.M December 14, 2011, 5:39 PM EST.
because your name is what it is, im assuming your being sarcastic.
11 lucy trys to hang herself with mikes scarves
when she gets home, we discover she has some weird stalkery shrine with a scrap of mikes original blue scarf
oh, and i forgot about mikes phone!
that totally wont happen, but think about it!
curtisimo - your imagnary friend
curtisimo December 14, 2011, 5:44 PM EST.
the character development is very strong and is quite good ,but wow i stopped reading months ago then start reading again today going through all the comics i missed. with how the is so far i hope it ends well for all involved.
battries December 14, 2011, 5:47 PM EST.
Geeze. I’ve been in a situation like this before… Utterly stunned, unable to accept the reality of a life-crushing event. He was just laughing with the girl and playing games, then suddenly rages, then ignores her existence.
I had a breakup like this (although I’m a very different person than Lucy, and my ex was a very different person than Mike). The reasons were also quite different (long-distance relationship). I would have been able to take the breakup quite well if he had only treated me like a person in the process… Instead, he seemed to go out of his way to wound and humiliate me. If he had just explained and discussed his reasons for wanting the breakup (as opposed to using cliche one-liners like “I think we should just be friends,” blaming me for not having hundreds of dollars to visit him at will, and telling me he was going to ask out a new girl later that same day), I would have been hurt, but I could have come to terms with it much more easily. The saddest part is that we were once best friends. He apologized to me three years later, but that didn’t really help to heal my wounds. Only God, time and some true friends did that.
These are just fictional cartoon cats, but they do exhibit some very realistic human behavior. If they continue to do so, I can only guess that Mike will come to regret his words, regardless of how things work out with Sandy, and regardless of whether or not he finds himself attracted to Lucy again. He’ll regret it when he eventually realizes what he’s done to Lucy. Not because he likes her or wants to be her friend, but because she’s just another person, flawed like everyone else, who never intended to hurt anyone, and he judged her like a pious, holier-than-thou-art moron. If she had trust issues before, they’re going to now be infinitely worse. Even if she matures, even if she lets people get close to her, a part of her will always be locked away, even if most people won’t be able to tell.
BlueSaved December 14, 2011, 5:48 PM EST.
This page was such a let down. The art is good and all, but Mike’s leg looks a little too fluid and not like a real leg of a human or a cat.
There could have been more dialog or something or at least not having three panels of the same thing. Maybe there could have been one big panel of a very detailed and depressed Lucy. I was so excited to read this again and then I got whatever this is supposed to be. Such a let down.
And now I expect retaliation by hardcore fans saying I shouldn’t critique the comic. I though that was what comments are kind of for.
LightTribeWarrior December 14, 2011, 5:54 PM EST.
It looks like Mike’s tail and leg are stroking Lucy in panel 3 >_
Kevdo December 14, 2011, 5:55 PM EST.
While youre at it mike, why dont you tell your mom the scrotum youve been?
2Cents December 14, 2011, 6:06 PM EST.
Okay well Lucy, any other time I’d favor democracy and to be passive, but this time, go down that staircase, yank on his tail and punch his freakin lights out!
Michael S. December 14, 2011, 6:10 PM EST.
Just… wow, Mike.
zoozoo December 14, 2011, 6:24 PM EST.
The hell are you doing just leaving her in there?
SERVES YOU RIGHT IF YOUR ROOM IS TRASHED WHEN YOU GET BACK UPSTAIRS.
Pick Yer Poison December 14, 2011, 6:33 PM EST.
Geez. I don’t care if Lucy needed to hear that. He’s just acting………weird…
kLV3s December 14, 2011, 6:35 PM EST.
What predict happening after this is Lucy goes into a horrible depression due to what Mike has said to her and she either 1) tries to find comfort anyway she can or 2) becomes introverted and ends up pushing everyone else away because she thinks they will all turn on her like Mike did. Either way, this is going to end badly for both Lucy and Mike. I am sure that everyone will notice Lucy’s odd behavior and will assume Mike had something to do with it and they will all (or mostly) turn on him for being so heartless.
What I really hope happens is, after a while Mike feels horrible for what he has said to Lucy and for hurting her the way he did. I just hope this happens before any more damage can be done.
BLG December 14, 2011, 6:37 PM EST.
@lighttribewarrior: thats what i thought at first too but i realized that this page was meant to show the reader exactly how lucy is feeling; absolutely numb and unable to process a single thought or emotion from the mental trauma she just experienced. I think its perfect without dialogue
2Cents December 14, 2011, 6:40 PM EST.
People are weird, wanting Mike to die or get some kind of comeuppance because he broke Lucy. The way Mike went about doing is is not really “right” but it’s not “wrong” as well, welcome to the wonderful world of the Grey area!
Why would Mike care or even want to give Lucy a shred of dignity to go out on at this point? He’s made it quite clear how exactly he feels about Lucy, hate is a strong emotion and can drive people to do unspeakable things to others. In his mind Mike now sees Lucy as simply abusive, clingy and manipulative, thus it’s totally okay and justifiable to do what he just did, because she is a “bad” person and must therefore deserve it. Not only that but at this point, she doesn’t even deserve to be acknowledged or have a say in the argument. Or in short, this page is showing just how many monkeys he doesn’t give at this point.
Mike could of shown her out the door, or told her to go again like before…but that would possibly indicate some level of caring. He hates Lucy at this point SO MUCH that he doesn’t even want to see her out, or care what she does at this point. Sometimes the silence can hurt more than any words someone hurls at you.
It takes a very strong person to forgive or be civil someone they have come to hate for whatever reason. Sadly as has been noted Mike isn’t really an emotionally strong character nor very experienced at dealing with his anger towards others, so when it happens - he goes with the flow of the emotion. On one hand it’s healthy to let that stuff out, but on the other he’s now said a lot of things he can’t really take back at this point. Assuming Mikes chaarcter, it may slowly dawn on him what he actually said and did and he may feel horribly guilty. Or he may continue to hide in his delusion that Lucy is an outright horrible person to continue justifying it to himself.
All I know really though - is I want to see how the last 7 pages of this chapter go! Some of me wants to hope that there’s some hope shown for Lucy’s ability to cope with this. Though I suspect it’s actually going to get worse before this chapter ends (though I really hope a suicide attempt isn’t on the cards, Lucy’s better than that I would hope…)
Jennytablina December 14, 2011, 6:43 PM EST.
i just found out the existane of a ‘seekret’ chapter, disaster dominoes, and how awesome its sposed to be.
i really wish i hadnt.
because im not in BCI.
and now i will be forced to scour the interwebs to find out how to read it.
taeshi: *cowering in fear* ye… yes, all-mighty curtisimo?
me: I DEMAND DISASTER DOMINOES FOR NON BCI MEMBERS!!
taeshi: yes, my superior, your wish is granted.
and thats totaly how it would go if i didnt have the fear of god put in me when taeshi protected me from trolls.
curtisimo - well, taeshi, whadya say?
curtisimo December 14, 2011, 6:44 PM EST.
And I thought Lucy was bipolar. Mike is as bipolar as (insert funny analogy). And that’s why George Bush won the election.
SevenSilverStripes December 14, 2011, 6:46 PM EST.
I hope she goes to Paulo
tana December 14, 2011, 6:53 PM EST.
could you say that in english please?
i have no idea what you just said.
curtisimo December 14, 2011, 6:57 PM EST.
wow…just….wow… i thought teenage girls were supposed to have mood swings! not dudes….idk anymore…mike please remove that tree from your ***
DeadlyRainbowz December 14, 2011, 7:10 PM EST.
wow… i cannot wait for mike to slowly yet surely realize what he did. omigosh lucy! dont do what i hope you’re not going to do! don’t snap! I want to see you live!!! ; _ ;
cat254 December 14, 2011, 7:15 PM EST.
Graaahhh…. Mike… You used to be one of my FAVORITE characters i ttly loved the whole MikeXLucy thing…! But you ttly ruined that by being a total jerkface!! DX
I understand that Mike was “standing up for what he believed” and it took courage to speak his mind.. but.. he totally went WAY too far with that. there’s a fine line between speaking your mind and intentionally trying to put others down… and he crossed it =__= maybe if he would’ve stopped at “i hate you” rather than continued on and broken her heart even further i might still like him… and maybe if he didn’t act like such a child about this whole situation too. Even if he is still young and not good with his emotions. TT___TT
poor Lucy *huggles* i hope either Paulo realizes that he loves her or Agustus talks some sort of sense into her ~__~ i’m sure her friends wouldn’t abandon her like Mike believes they will… They’re all good people :3
Good job with this! I really love how it’s coming along! <333 keep updating because i’m sitting on the edge of my seat just waiting for more! <333
Kitsune December 14, 2011, 7:16 PM EST.
I thought Mike had some kinda tentacle thing going on in panel 3 for a second there.
Pie December 14, 2011, 7:17 PM EST.
mike’s sure cheesed off, what a berk. he can go get done up like a kipper
hullowrld December 14, 2011, 7:20 PM EST.
Baboon! Baby-snatcher! Bagpiper! Bald-headed budgerigar! Pithecanthropic montebanks! Blue Blistering Bell-Bottomed Balderdash! Blunderbuss! Aardvark! Bodysnatcher! Bootlegger! Borgia! Bougainvillea!
jfl December 14, 2011, 7:24 PM EST.
Iconoclasts! interplantary goat!!
okay im done now…. B)
jfl hatin\' mike December 14, 2011, 7:27 PM EST.
Wow, 483 comments. I wonder what the percentage of pro-Mike vs Anti-mike comments is.
Personally I really hope Lucy comes out of this stronger, Mike needs a reality check I think.
SpiritWolf15x December 14, 2011, 7:28 PM EST.
way to change the mood….
Name:. who wants to know? December 14, 2011, 7:36 PM EST.
heh the foot and tail looks it crushing lucy’s head
krewl12 December 14, 2011, 7:46 PM EST.
It’s not the first time Mike can’t simphatize with other’s feelings and acts like this. Peraphs he is a bit sociopath
JAGB December 14, 2011, 7:47 PM EST.
Oh wow for a second I thought that Mike’s arms had turned into noodles and were caressing Lucy’s head.
Casii December 14, 2011, 7:57 PM EST.
Mike I ‘love’ your ability to be enraged, then happy in a matter of seconds. You dont even care that you’ve completely destroyed Lucy… All you ever care about is Sandy, your whole world revolvs around her. Your just as dependent as Lucy …
I hope she dumps your ***
HappyHappyGoLucky December 14, 2011, 7:58 PM EST.
Well finally he stopped.He Has been going on for two weeks.
BitterSweetCandyBowl December 14, 2011, 7:58 PM EST.
I’m pretty sure Mike did that so he wouldn’t have to see Lucy cry/or be sad
Nellisa December 14, 2011, 8:08 PM EST.
I can predict how this comic is going to end: MikexLucy.
That’s the only way this is going to go. This entire plot is just to provide conflict, but the problem with that conflict is that its going to get resolved. Oh, sure, it will take QUITE a while for what Mike said to heal, but eventually, this can only end one way.
Well, two ways, since there’s going to be a bad ending too I guess.
nAar December 14, 2011, 8:09 PM EST.
Isn’t this the kind of thing that will lead to Lucy’s eventual emotional breakdown?
But either way, all the power to Mike. Lucy’s just a b****.
MissVal December 14, 2011, 8:15 PM EST.
…What?!?!?! What kind of ending to conversation about telling the girl that loves you, you hate her, never want to see her again, and no one loves her for her and not her looks, is that?!?! C’mon mike, not cool…And I was expecting lucy to tear up at the end…maybe in the next page..? Oh and what is this “news” that mike said? Inless he was talking about him telling lucy that he hates her…but I doubt he’d tell her that
Brooke December 14, 2011, 8:19 PM EST.
Michael you’re so cruel.
n December 14, 2011, 8:22 PM EST.
I lOVE LOVE LOVE how Mike is all mad at Lucy for “depending” on him her whole life….. When in reality, he wasn’t always there, she never could fully depend on him. She had to save, kick, and beat his butt at times, she liked Paulo first, and only her pets and Paulo were always there, how ironic….
And then all of a sudden, Mike snaps. “OMG MOMMYS HOME I CAN TELL HER ABOUT MY GIRLYFRIEND COMING YAY SANDY SANDY SANDY SANDY.” I personally thing that Mike was just Lucy’s harbor and she needed him to go to, and when she never said her true feelings, his sip sailed and found a rebound. Yay for him, it was going to happen. All this conflict and Augustus and all this crudddd, I agree with nAar. In the end it’s just going to be them again.
kalipinky42 December 14, 2011, 8:22 PM EST.
@one of the lucy supporters,
i don’t remember your name, but your post made me LMAO. it was something along the lines that the mike supporters are blind and see that he can do no wrong.
i have to laugh at this since the lucy supporters are 100 times worse about this. at least we admit that this has been brutal and maybe a bit excessive, but almost all of you guys when it comes to defending lucy play off her abuse as “oh she’s just rough housing” when it’s been proven that clearly wasn’t the case. or you pull the “oh she’s changed” card and think that mike should be forgiving her? really, a couple months of change with a few good deeds from the past weighed on a scale in comparison to years of doing wrong are not an equal measure for forgiveness. that’s like saying that if a convict prays for forgiveness in prison, that he should get released that same day. that’s just not how it works ‘you reap what you sow’ as the saying goes.
so don’t call us blind, at least we mike supporters are willing to point out the flaws in our characters actions, unlike your group who blindly ignore the flaws in saint lucy.
and that folks concludes my little rant i apologize but it just ticked me off that this lucy supporter called us the blind ones.
(p.s. whoever the individuals were who said mike and sandy aren’t going out, they pretty much confessed their love for each other and started going out a while back. it was shortly after mike got his phone.)
strider December 14, 2011, 8:23 PM EST.
Sandy coming, although by the looks of it I think his family cares more about Lucy…
kalipinky42 December 14, 2011, 8:23 PM EST.
Look… I understand that Lucy has been evil. But that doesn’t mean Mike is a saint! He is just as bad as her! I try not to be biased and look at it from an open perspective, but I can see how Lucy feels! She feels horrible for what she has done and is just trying to make it beter now. If this does end up MikeXLucy, I will cry. Mike needs to wake up and realize what he just did to lucy.
Grey December 14, 2011, 8:30 PM EST.
if your comment wasn’t directed at me please disregard this rant.
i think your comment was directed at me, if you’ve seen my previous arguments, you’ll see i’ve pointed out that mike is being a lil bit harsh or brutal while making a necessary action (even if he doesn’t realize it). i don’t think he’s a saint, but i also think he’s done less wrong than lucy. in comparison if we were to weigh the good karma to bad karma, even if we were to add this event to that scale mike still has a surplus of good karma on his side. lucy on the other hand has a surplus of bad karma. yeah she has been building up some good karma but it’s not enough yet to outweigh the bad karma she’s built up for herself.
strider December 14, 2011, 8:40 PM EST.
Hey Mike, don’t mind the sobbing girl on your bedroom floor, the girl whose world is crashing down.
Just ignore her.
I hope you trip on the stairs.
Muftyday December 14, 2011, 8:46 PM EST.
I’LL RIIIIIIIIP MIKE’S THROAT OUUUUUUUT.
Zariyo December 14, 2011, 8:51 PM EST.
Considering the fact that Lucy admitted to contemplating suicide at the beginning of this chapter, it seems that BCB may be down 1 main character by the end of this or the next chapter. (Hate to be the “buzz-kill” here, but suicide is NO LAUGHING MATTER!!!!)
V of R December 14, 2011, 9:01 PM EST.
Wow Mikey’s a dick
Swashbuckler December 14, 2011, 9:06 PM EST.
Gawd i feel so sorry for lucy. You guys prbly won’t read this since it’s sooooo long, but I’m still gonna write.
First of all, mike is totally right, Lucy did use him as a punching bag and was always very unfair to him. She should at least have tried to be nice if she really wanted him to be her friend.
But mike was really harsh ova here, it was enough with him saying his very personal opinions, no need to talk about other close friend’s hurtful possible actions.
Mike is in his complete right to be glad about Sandy coming to visit and all, and I’m exited about her spending time here, especially since i can foresee lotsa romantic moments MikexSandy (which i LOVE), but he should have been more tactful about telling Lucy his hate, or noticing how she was trying to be nice to you since long ago, or at least make sure she’s home before dumping her in your room, YOU FRIGGIN’ DICK!!!!!!
And contrary of what you might think (because i just called him a FRIGGIN’ DICK), i still support mike in this argument, exept for the fact that he could have been much more tactful. (
GUUUHHHHH NOW I KNOW WHY THEY CALL IT BITTERSWEET CANDY BOWL!!!!!!!!!
Kristy December 14, 2011, 9:07 PM EST.
I’ve thought about it for a day. My anger has cooled but my opinion hasn’t changed a hair.
@strider We don’t say that she’s a saint. We don’t say she’s totally and unquestionably in the right. We’re saying that she’s not doing that stuff anymore, she’s TRYING to change,and even though she does deserve his antipathy she doesn’t deserve THIS. The way he’s going on about this is hamhanded, disgusting, and twice as bad as she’s done.
Is nobody allowed a second chance? Mike didn’t give her a chance to change, he didn’t reevaluate her and see what she was trying to do, he just completely flip-flopped in the blink of an eye and went on a personal mission to destroy her soul.
The crime does not deserve the punishment. Even if one values physical and emotional beings as equivelent, when has Lucy ever seriously injured Mike all at once? By your logic, he would be justified with murder. She beat him up every day of his life. So he can kill her.
No, he broke her like a glass ordiment.
Then he walked out laughing, with not one speck of remorse.
Ok, he might be temporarily distracted and he might feel it later. But this is intolerable. You can choose who you want to hang out around. You can’t lash out like a snake in the grass and inject poisonous thoughts and ideas for the SOLE PURPOSE of imbalancing such things which are already so precariously balanced.
I know this is because his control snapped and the rage bubbled up. My opinion of those who lose control of their emotions and lash out in such a manner are not too kind. Regardless of what state he was in he when he did those things, he must reap what he sowed by them: anger, hostility, guilt, and, ultimately, anguish and the loss of all.
edit: the crime/punishment stuff, that’s what I meant and I guess I took it as inherently obvious. That is a no-no, thus the addition
Biblioholic December 14, 2011, 9:08 PM EST.
I don’t quite know what to- no. HOW to say it, but all you people saying the Mike is a BIT harsh are understating this. You say Lucy deserves this? I just can’t agree with that. Two wrongs do not make a right. I mean, Yeah, Lucy has physically abused Mike before, but the fact that he never really told her to stop is his fault too. If you recall Lucy’s chat with Augustus at the beginning of this chapter, THAT is the kind of chat she needs. Augustus didn’t… what’s the word? uhhhhhh. Baby her. But he didn’t go overboard with the verbal assault like Mike just did. He gave solid advice. Mike is just being hateful, angry, and you Mike-supporters might disagree, but extremely selfish. His mood swing just now proves that Mike is only thinking of himself EVEN THOUGH there is solid proof of his words’ repercussions right in his room. Sure, Lucy needed a talking to, but THIS? To be… Verbally assaulted, bullied, and have her fears thrown at her!? To have her once only friend say he “HATES” her?! To have that friend claim that no one could love her!? That is just wrong. No one should ever treat anyone like that. ESPECIALLY someone with Lucy’s mental state-status-condition-whatever. This was not a “necessary action”. This was uncalled for abuse.
Phyrebat December 14, 2011, 9:12 PM EST.
just one comment, mike is a big jerk
animelover December 14, 2011, 9:14 PM EST.
@Phyrebat Exactly. You put it well enough.
Biblioholic December 14, 2011, 9:19 PM EST.
that’s why i said ALMOST all the lucy supporters, i’m not including you in that group. i was referring to the group who makes lucy out to be a saint who did absolutely nothing wrong. anyhow, things are balancing themselves out now, mike just sacrificed some good karma to get this off of his chest and lucy just gained a bit of good karma by not pulling the usual punching of mike. if anything things were out of balance before with lucy attacking mike physically and emotionally and not getting any repercussions for it, if there were repercussions they were inflicted by lucy herself. now everything is balancing out because lucy is getting a repercussion for her past actions. that’s why i think that while this was harsh lucy is paying for her past mistakes now.
strider December 14, 2011, 9:27 PM EST.
They switched personalities…
PURPLZ December 14, 2011, 9:28 PM EST.
I think Taeshi just wanted to draw the cute face for Mike again
Serge December 14, 2011, 9:37 PM EST.
Which one Mike, the news of Sandy coming over or the news of your plans of crushing Lucy’s spirit by abandoning her and taking her friends away…
Cause I’m sure no matter which news you tell her, your Mom will learn about both…
AlphaMoon December 14, 2011, 9:45 PM EST.
talk about a split personality. xD
Fangirl December 14, 2011, 10:00 PM EST.
You know, people here are right.
Both Lucy and Mike have done equal amounts of hurt to each other in some way or another right now, thanks to Mike’s raging rant followed up by coldhearted joy.
I guess what makes me support Lucy more than Mike is that while I have seen Lucy try her very best to apologize, change, and better herself as a person, Mike has done none of these things and probably never will as long as he stays with Sandy. As long as he has a sweet little princess to protect, he will over-white-knight against everyone else he knows.
I cannot let go of the fact that Mike only started shouting how much he hated Lucy just moments after she wished him and Sandy a happy life together.
I also cannot forget what Mike’s sister had said earlier. If what she says is right, then Mike is lying when he claims that Lucy is in the only thing that ever puts a frown on his face. He’s clearly an a-hole to others besides her.
Lucy’s not the only one to have witnessed the stick up Mike’s arse.
Skygaze December 14, 2011, 10:07 PM EST.
If I was Lucy, I’d prolly like.. just curl up on the floor and lay there after a while of sitting haha
Vulli December 14, 2011, 10:11 PM EST.
What do you think words like that will do to someone with a psyche like Lucy’s? It’ll show a tremendous amount of personal growth on her part if she is able to hold her head up high and convince herself that everything Mike said was wrong, and comes to love the person she is. Somehow though, I just don’t see things turning out that way.
As it has been said many times before, there was never any reason Mike couldn’t have told Lucy he didn’t like being treated that way. Yes the way she treated him was wrong, but its also wrong of Mike to hold it against her when she had no idea he had an issue with it, and suddenly act like it should’ve been obvious to her the whole time.
This particular move of his, prancing, practically frolicking out of his room after he has destroyed someone emotionally, is just vile. Neither of them is 100% in the right or wrong, but it wasn’t balanced before, this isn’t helping balancing things out in the future, and things sure as **** aren’t balanced now. Basically, he’s stripped her of all meaning and purpose in her life, making her feel as if she has nothing to offer the people she cares about, and no one likes her anyway. Leaving with that smile on his face is almost like saying, “Well I’m glad I got all that off my chest. You can go kill yourself now Lucy. I’ll be here with a cup of warm cocoa anxiously awaiting your obituary.”
McNameless December 14, 2011, 10:13 PM EST.
hey, remember how the other day we were trying to out-fancyspeak eachother?
well, its time for round TWOOO!
rules: in place of normal words, use fancyer words. no just saying fancy words, though, and no dictionarys.
LET THE GAMES BEGIN.
it is my personal opinion that this needed to happen. mike has been a doormat for everyone for so long, that eventually hardened into a harsh, antisocial soal. after more upsetting situations, even after that, it was highly probable, and even inevitable, that mikes psyche would spontaniously combust, causing this longwinded, inflamatory speach. and, in all honesty, this should have been a good experiance for both parties. sadly, though, mikes reiterative loathing turned a growing experiance into an outburst of pure hatered. and though lucy needed to hear the discomfert she has caused mike, she did not need to have all hope of regaining mikes trust ground to dust. whtever is wrong with lucy is wrong with her, and it appears to be a great irony that at the same time lucy realized she needed to change, mike could hold his cutting remarks no longer.
now, many have pondered over why mike could suddenly pretend lucy no longer existed. this appears to be cognitave dissonance to me. mike, in his heart of hearts, knows lucy is one of his greatest allys, and can simply not fathom this tirade happening, therefor his brain pretends it didnt to resolve the paradox in his head.
curtisimo - fancypants adventures, world two.
curtisimo December 14, 2011, 10:15 PM EST.
@strider WELL I DISA-
… well…. uhh… you better not!
… since when do we agree?
Biblioholic December 14, 2011, 10:18 PM EST.
No. Because at the same time, people need to quit making Lucy seem so heartless. She never had this coming. She joked around with him and had said she was sorry a long time ago, but Mike never got over it. If he hated her so much, he could’ve just stayed away from her. He didn’t need to tell her she was worthless and how every one hated her they just switch to happy and go downstairs to tell his mom the “great” news. Think about it like this:
If you were in total love with someone and they were mad at you, and you were trying to make it better but they never forgave you, then one day just told you to your face you were a useless parasite who no one wanted and no one cared for and that they hated you with all their might when you did nothing wrong (And yes, Lucy didn’t do anything wrong. Playing around is not a crime. Also take for example: Brothers and sisters. Brothers and sisters fight all the time. I should know, it’s gotten to the point with my brother that he pushed me into a TV once. They fight all the time, but it’s usually playing around fighting. They’d never wanna do each other harm.) how would you feel? I’m sure you wouldn’t be trying to defend him.
LawlOLawl December 14, 2011, 10:18 PM EST.
i think that lucy has done equal if not greater harm to mike’s psyche over the years. the only reason we don’t see it as much is because mike, like any other guy, has to live up to the stigma that guys are supposed to keep that ish to themselves. nobody said that punishment, true punishment, is nice or sweet. no, true punishment for a persons misdeeds is often harsh and brutal, even moreso if a person has a lot of misdeeds to answer for.
while it is true, that he could of picked a different way to tell her, he’s a teen with a lot of built up rage from holding it in all these years. just be thankful it came out this way and not with mike pulling a columbine.
as for the last part, what action could he really take after that explosion he just had. any other action besides what he did would’ve made it seemed like he didn’t mean anything he just said.
oh by the way i’m running for mayor in 2014, lol. seriously though i hate politicians because i think they’re too light on serious offenders and too harsh on lesser offenders.
lol, rarely apparently. i think we kinda agreed on a few points about sandy, but so far that’s about it.
strider December 14, 2011, 10:23 PM EST.
Dang long posts going on here..I must say though. This is pretty good looking, can’t wait until Friday to see what comes next! Cx
hmm December 14, 2011, 10:25 PM EST.
My face when Mike’s mom tells him they’re going to be out of town when Sandy comes to visit.
I would LOL so hard
Emilie December 14, 2011, 10:25 PM EST.
If we avoid the “Sandy is actual an evil bitch planning this entire thing!” theory… I don’t think she would be okay with what Mike just did, if she’s as great as he makes her out to be. I’m kind of getting a feeling that maybe she will be FAR from okay with it and end up being the one to smack him into place.
Maybeohmaybe December 14, 2011, 10:26 PM EST.
It obviously isn’t over, he hasn’t been kicked yet.
science December 14, 2011, 10:28 PM EST.
p.s. @biblioholic if you accept my challenge, than fancypoints™ will be doled out by @strider, if he’s interested.
oh, and if you dont accept, your scared of a 7th grader. congratulations.
why a p.s? cause i dont know how to edit posts.
curtisimo - top hat ‘n a monocle
curtisimo December 14, 2011, 10:34 PM EST.
Hmm, I sense a sway in pairings; even I am reconsidering who should be happy.
Dr Noyd December 14, 2011, 10:35 PM EST.
I really want Lucy to just snap and be like, “Oh wait. I don’t need these bitches.” And walk out, be herself, make some new friends that aren’t swirling pits of drama, and get better.
Finch December 14, 2011, 10:36 PM EST.
That’s a good point you made. I hadn’t considered it from a teen’s point of view. I’m 22 right now but my mindset and way of thinking have changed radically in these last few years, and honestly it almost makes me feel like I’ve aged 50 years.
The expectation that someone in that age range should have known to handle the situation the way I myself, and others have suggested, is perhaps asking too much.
I noted (albeit too late apparently) that the politician thing would not be interpreted as a joke, like I had intended. That’s why, seconds after posting, I edited it out. But the damage was already done. You’re a fast one lol
McNameless December 14, 2011, 10:38 PM EST.
@curtisimo I recognize the hardships that lie ahead and will engage this deadly recounter despite that. Also, I confess compunction on the lateness of my response.
Sometimes, even the most circumlocutory of people will agree that brevity sometimes trumphs the power of pages unending of austere diction and abstruse vernacular. So perhaps I might briefly shed this facade so that the purport of my argument may .
So you think every supervillain ever has the right of it, then. Revenge is justice. Jews have been prosperous while Aryans have suffered, so Hitler had the right as well.
This is understood that you think this.
Also, ignorance is bliss, and, why, his bliss is so precious that he might perchance ruin hers because it is justice. Yes, I completely understand that you feel this way.
Now, the meeting of spontaenities may once more commence!
Biblioholic December 14, 2011, 10:41 PM EST.
@McNameless When I was his age, I knew people in worse situations and they never blew up in the face of someone who didn’t absolutely deserve it. I also knew people who did. I have punched such people like that.
Biblioholic December 14, 2011, 10:46 PM EST.
Hears a saying I came up with
Words cut deeper than a sword
But silence kills
These pages and this one in particular are what inspired that
Shoop-a-doop December 14, 2011, 10:48 PM EST.
@Curtismo By the way, no dictionary. I’m preparing for the SATs. I fully plan on getting near-perfect in the English section.
Ergo, your victory would be truly fortuitous were it to happen. Neither egoticity nor arrogence are factors in my assurance, I am merely being realistic.
Biblioholic December 14, 2011, 10:48 PM EST.
the fact he thinks he can just run out all happy after that makes me hate him all the more. But I’m still waiting for when Lucy kicks him.
asimplefangirl December 14, 2011, 10:49 PM EST.
…what just happened …is Mike bipolar or something?
Kaiser December 14, 2011, 10:49 PM EST.
He broke her
MaggotEater December 14, 2011, 10:49 PM EST.
I suppose that’s too harsh…
But she had that coming, oh she had.
Unfortunately the world is not easy like a comic, everyone tries not to displease when talking face to face, or else many situations as the previous few pages would happen all the time.
Lyucs December 14, 2011, 10:59 PM EST.
I agree with Mike. Yes, I even agree with the harshness he used in this fight. The reason for that is Lucy’s nature. I mean, didn’t you ever think of what Mike’s feelings about the fight? (I’m not crazy, keep reading) He has to act for a play, right? What if he was acting? Using all of the power he had left to push her away so that she wouldn’t suffer any more than he did and definitly will? And even the fact that he didn’t tell her to stop bullying him, she NEEDED him! He’s too good of a person to take one’s life, and the fact that Lucy failed to look right infront of her and see she was about to demolish her “life stabalizer”, or whatever, he saw that she doesn’t even have the potential to notice what he was doing for her, and went away completely to save her from loosing herself.
Seriously, if Loucy was even worthy of being his girlfriend, SHE WOULD NOTICE WHAT HAPPENED! She messed this up all herself.
I THINK MIKE AND LUCY ARE BOTH AWESOME, THOUGH! (not that they’d make a good pair or anything, Mike has Sandy, and Lucy has herself to talk to for all the years to come)
Joey December 14, 2011, 11:00 PM EST.
My opinion hasn’t changed, and I still think Mike is an ******* for what he said and did to Lucy. I meant that Striders retort to my post made me think about how I was in my teen years, something I hadn’t really thought about since I started college. I had an attitude back then, and a very short fuse, but I had friends, and they knew if they ever really needed me for something, I would have their back, no questions asked. Not too different from Lucy really, and that’s why I can relate to her.
Mike is entitled to feel upset about his treatment at Lucy’s hands, but two wrongs do not make a right. There’s healthier and better ways he could’ve handled this then destroying her until there was nothing left.
Like I said he’s systematically torn her apart from everything she’s done over the years they’ve been friends, and preyed on every one of her deepest fears, and on top of all that he’s completely ignored the fact that she did recognize her mistakes and tried to change for the better and salvage a friendship out of the mess she realizes she created.
McNameless December 14, 2011, 11:04 PM EST.
@McNameless …. I think we agree then. More than strider and I do.
@Curtisimo I apologize, but circumstance unfortunately will not allow me to stay and weigh the quality of your response.
Biblioholic December 14, 2011, 11:09 PM EST.
Well’p, I might be the only one who’s just glad that part of the chapter’s over, from a storyline perspective. Mike’s chewing out was starting to get a bit long and pretty heavy on my reader’s morale.
I’m guessing it probably conveys both characters’ feeling about it efficiently, though; any shorter would probably have been too light to give the reader the same feeling.
Paash December 14, 2011, 11:14 PM EST.
i am truely resisting to locate my miniature thesaurous so that i may more easily decode your ingenious comments. well done, my good sir.
i understand the procrastionation on your part when you recieved my invitation to this battle of wits. translating common thought into a more sophisticated one, yet having the two thoughts be synonymous, is truely an arduous task.
on your words, however:
impropor revenge is never justice. true justice, when proporly enacted, leaves the guilty feeling ashamed, yet with a learned lesson planted in their mind. a truely great man makes shure his revenge is always true justice. most revenge, sadly, is not true justice, but imagined justice. most men that enact their revenge are simply hurting others and damaging their own self image. all men believe that their revenge is true justice, but it rarely is.
also, you have been given misinformation, sir. hitler did not persecute the jews because they were prosperous, but because hitler wanted power. germany was going bankrupt and was in a steady decline, like modern day Italy. coincidentally, jews were largely the type of people in german office. hitler saw a chance to both blame a people and propell himself into power. i know this because assigned reading was mien kumph, translated.
another of your statements appeare to imply that i believed ignorance is a thing to be sought. this is simply not the case. ignorance is a curse on modern man. it corrupts the inocent and is a smokescreen for the corrupt.
unrelated note: i, also, am studying for the SAT, and this an excelent cognitive test, which i thank you for participating in. how is a 7th grader studying for the SAT you ask? i am in the Duke TIP program, and we are allowed to take the full 12th grade SAT.
curtisimo - your move, bibly.
curtisimo December 14, 2011, 11:18 PM EST.
Aha ha ha ha ha
cracktastic December 14, 2011, 11:18 PM EST.
what would that reason be? sleep, i presume? well then, this shall be continued at a later date.
i bid you a good-night.
curtisimo - *whispering to self* i totally won!
curtisimo December 14, 2011, 11:25 PM EST.
@curtisimo and biblioholic,
if i was actively scoring i’d give 10 to biblio for overall performance and well being pretty much a walking thesarus.
and 9 to curtisimo, you got in some good hits but you made small mistakes on simple words most noticable shure (sure) and inocent (innocent)
in case you haven’t guessed i’m scoring it like a boxing match.
strider December 14, 2011, 11:26 PM EST.
id say thouse are acurate scores. me no can spells. remember those scores, though, because this WILL continue.
curtisimo - ‘night yall
curtisimo December 14, 2011, 11:33 PM EST.
alright, look forward to seeing where this goes. BTW, good luck on your SAT, i didn’t have to do it because military experience countered the need for me to take it, i just had to do a simple placement test to get in to my college.
strider December 14, 2011, 11:37 PM EST.
@curtisimo Same here dude. I actually made a passing score on it. And that’s better than some high schoolers, made sadder by the fact I was in the 7th grade.
Also these comments today have really sparked a lot of discussion. I think it’s probably a good thing that Mike left the way he did because it’s allowed people to debate about his character and perhaps gain a new look on him, and Lucy.
OmegaB December 14, 2011, 11:48 PM EST.
@curtismo and Biblioholic
Pardon the intrution on your little bout here but I must say my opinion on that little ignorance being bliss or not bit
You can completely ignore this if you wish
I agree with the both of you to some extent
Ignorance is neither bliss nor is it inherently bad
There are two types of ignorance
One is a foolish ignorance that is mostly self induced by a person who simply does not want to listen to the truth
Innocent ignorance on the other hand is like that of a child
They haven’t yet fully realised the harshness of the world and therefor ignorant of it’s hardships
This is the ignorance that is bliss because children don’t yet have the same wordly burden that they will have as they get older
Foolish ignorance is the curse of man; as you say curtismo; becuase it is selfish
It is the denial of the truth by an indivildual
Ignorance is not inherently good or bad but is formed into good or bad things.
Heheh agian sorry for the inturuption
Also to Biblioholic
I truly admire your use of vocabulary
Shoop-a-doop December 14, 2011, 11:51 PM EST.
The sheer amount of Mike hate stemming from this really amazes me. Good job, fandumb. I personally agree with him here, and yes, that includes the “you’re a parasite” bit. Lucy is all take and no give, and I’m glad to see her getting the short end of the stick for once.
No Way December 14, 2011, 11:54 PM EST.
Yup, now what going to happen from here…I wonder.
Aoriki December 15, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
Wow. I never thought I’d see the day when the comments are almost as psychologically interesting as the comic itself.
Very good argument. I understood the finer points of both sides.
Also, Mike is the biggest and most utterly obnoxious smeghead, it has ever been my misfortune to know.
(Ha. Red Dwarf reference.)
Hinochi December 15, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
All take and no give? Are you so sure? She had risked her own life to save his sorry little *** and he did not show that he was truly thankful for that. Not only in risk of being raped he did barely anything to comfort her when she needed it most.
Amberphoenix December 15, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
@shoop a doop
that’s an excellent point. i do wonder if people forget that their are two forms of ignorance. also there is one additional case you could use for innocent ignorance. a person in their own country would be ignorant of other countries customs and languages. since they’re in their own country, it shouldn’t be expected for them to learn these things. that would also be another form of innocent ignorance.
even though i defend mike….alot. i do have to say that your statement isn’t 100% correct, lucy has given back on occasion. the problem is that the weight of how much she’s taken outweighs how much she’s given. you have to take in all arguments if you’re gonna deem them for what they are. that’s why i still play the devil’s advocate for mike (which is how quite a few commenters here view me as, lol.)
strider December 15, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.
reaper December 15, 2011, 12:26 AM EST.
wow mike just turned gay there…………..lol and lucy has no eye ha ha ha
JustSomeCritic December 15, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.
In that situation it’s just a case of having a small world
Which I think is pretty commen
Especially for those who don’t travel alot
I live in California and woke up one morning and realised that I had forgotten Nevada was the state right next door to us
Shoop-a-doop December 15, 2011, 12:32 AM EST.
@shoop a doop,
well in hindsight that might not have been the best case. i just remembered an argument with a fellow sailor when we pulled into japan while i was on a deployment. it seriously infuriated me because he was saying “why can’t they speak english here” i had to pull a major WTF when he said that because it was their country, why should they have to speak our language? my counter argument to him was of course, “why do they have to learn our language, why don’t you learn theirs if your going to travel to their country?” which i myself did. while i’m not in any way, shape, or form fluent i knew enough words to help me get around. that’s what i was thinking of when i stated that scenario.
strider December 15, 2011, 12:37 AM EST.
that was… just… oh god I’m as speechless as Lucy right now…
Flying Potato December 15, 2011, 12:39 AM EST.
The sad part is that Mike’s suffering from the problem of just knowing someone for a REALLY long time, knowing them far too well, AND wanting an easy way out of his issues with that person by being influenced by someone else. I don’t blame Sandy, not by a long shot, I think she’d slap him too if she saw this happening, but….really, this is Mike being emotionally weak.
A few comics back, he struggled to tell her that he hated her, not because he was afraid, but because he was unsure. The only reasons he went through with it is because one, he’s angry, two, Sandy is all that matters to him (the self-centered teenage *******), and three, he’s in a very negative mindset right now. All he can recall and remember when it comes to Lucy is the stuff he considers ‘bad’.
The other reason I say that he’s unsure of himself is how SEVERELY he’s lashing out, and how he keeps cutting her off. He doesn’t want her to speak because he knows she’s got a valid defense against his irrational hatred. He only wants to be right in his mind, because ‘that will make Sandy happy’. Get rid of Lucy because Sandy doesn’t like her. No matter what. That’s his thought process. In a way, I feel sorry for him, so misled and desperate.
Just look at how quickly he changes his mood and drops Lucy like a bad habit in the newest comic. It was unnerving for him to stay in that room after pretty much tearing her apart like that. So, instead of giving a crap, he left her there because he’s a self-centered ***.
Daryl December 15, 2011, 12:43 AM EST.
Oh heheh sorry
I havent been around much in my so far short life so I’m sorry that I misunderstood you
And I agree with you about that guy on the boat.
I mean he must have not paid attention in school much or something
Like I said before I don’t get around much (I have only left California twice) but I still understand that the world doesn’t bend to you or your country.
It’s possible that he had sheltered upbringing
I know that that’s one of the causes of foolish ignorance
Shoop-a-doop December 15, 2011, 12:54 AM EST.
I applaud you, Daryl.
Skygaze December 15, 2011, 1:04 AM EST.
go mike. but man i feel bad for him when the **** hits the fan if there’s one thing anime has shown me is that females usually have the advantage in these situations.
flood December 15, 2011, 1:08 AM EST.
Wow, Mike just reminded me of a little boy I used to know. He used to very very maliciously break things, then run off smiling because something good was in the other room.
Of course the worse thing he broke was a lamp, not a person.
yaoiqueen December 15, 2011, 1:14 AM EST.
Thank you! I’m glad I got someone’s attention by picking that whole thing apart. I REALLY don’t like Mike right now, he’s still allowing himself to be misled left and right and not doing any thinking of his own. Only this time, the person leading him on doesn’t even KNOW she’s doing it! Poor Sandy.
Daryl December 15, 2011, 1:20 AM EST.
LOL I’M GONNA HAVE A NIGGA MOMENT (even though I’m not black) MIKE YOU ***** *** NIGGA. YOU BITCH *** NIGGA. I’M GONNA RIP OUT YO ****ING BALLS NIGGA. I GONNA EGG YO HOUSE AND DUMP **** ON YO LAWN NIGGA. I GONNA TAKE A HAMMER AN DESTROY YO CAR NIGGA. I think I’ve said enough for this comic strip. I can guarantee that more than half of the fans hate mike.
Roxas December 15, 2011, 1:31 AM EST.
at first i thought he was happy cuz he got that off his chest, then i realized: oh wait, Sandy still exists….
Adriana December 15, 2011, 1:34 AM EST.
At this point I’m left wondering when he’s going to realize he’s a butt for ditching his friend cause he won’t tell his girlfriend the whole story… Oh well i guess high school is the time for drama… And lots of drama bombs… Poor lucy.. I liked mike but now till he gets his head out of his butt I will just be all you suck mike…. Butt.
Robin December 15, 2011, 1:40 AM EST.
was that a boondocks reference? anyhow that’s a given that there are a lot of mike haters, taeshi even said before this was over we would hate mike, lol. but i am kinda surprised that the n-word is allowed through censors? i wonder what other words are allowed?
strider December 15, 2011, 1:43 AM EST.
Why is Mike being Evil? Does anyone think hes doing the right then? Going about it the right way? What kind of world do we live in where people think causing THIS much pain is right?
Dustin December 15, 2011, 1:47 AM EST.
@Daryl: I used to be like that, being influenced by other people too easily ( I cringe to look back). My emotions were governed by what my friends said and felt. They told me my boyfriend way back when was cheating on me with another girl in our class and I was so naive and gullible I broke up with him then and there ( with all the drama one would expect from a situation like that.) It took me a while to realize how stupid I was. I hope it doesn’t take as long for Mike. He’s got a lot of growing up to do.
Crystal December 15, 2011, 1:48 AM EST.
I can’t help but still like Mike.
Hmm… Ehh……… Uhh……… Yup.
Eeyup December 15, 2011, 2:00 AM EST.
For those of you who said Mike “depressed” or “broke” Lucy, she was already depressed and broken! Lucy has had unsafe sex, drowned with Mike, was beaten up by thugs, been in traumatic insecurity. Thinking of the negative! (thinking Mike was dead.) She’s the bipolar one in the story! ( bipolar means not being able to express themselves properly) I wouldn’t be surprised if Taeshi decided Lucy was going to kill herself and end the whole story right there! My conclusion- Mike belongs in HELL, Lucy might as well commit suicide, Sandy should have never been in the story, and nobody is more unfortunate than Lucy. (except Augustus if Taeshi ever comes up with a backstory.)
Roxas December 15, 2011, 2:01 AM EST.
@Crystal: Oh, he does indeed. Do note that all of what I deduced about Mike is from introspection, he’s very much the ‘odd one out’ among his friends. Just look at what he THINKS of them. He honestly thinks they’ll think JUST. LIKE. HE DOES. He’s desperate and not looking at all of the details. He hasn’t been looking for a while now.
Daryl December 15, 2011, 2:05 AM EST.
Actualy that one segment with Pualo was his daydream of what would HAVE happened IF he had done it that one night she was depressed
Shoop-a-doop December 15, 2011, 2:07 AM EST.
And yes, that was a boondox reference. Furthermore, all cuss words are allowed to be typed and posted….as long as you don’t cuss-spam. I R CIVILIZED INTELLECTUAL on the outside. Here, I like to let my real emotions come out LOL I AN HALF TROLL.
Roxas December 15, 2011, 2:08 AM EST.
Taeshi is quite the troll. Bet she was grinnin’ dat grin when making this chapter. Well played, Taeshi. Well played. What cracks me up more is the uproar of the hatred and shippers. It is a comic. About cats. Reality check, people. Please. Hahaha. Great job though, Taeshi. The drama is strong with this one.
Zombie101 December 15, 2011, 2:14 AM EST.
I must say that I LOVE how most of the comments on this strip are either people having legitimate points, sociopaths, or people arguing.
Good one on you fandom.
(also love how no one seems to know anything about bipolar disorder)
Kara December 15, 2011, 2:19 AM EST.
*reads chapter 58, re-reads chapter, right around 7-8*
Chocothunda December 15, 2011, 2:22 AM EST.
@Shoop-a-doop Thank you
@strider that…. was the idea. But alas, it was not to be so.
And now… *cracks knuckles* for this bout to be effectuated definitively.
If I may for a moment transition onto the topic of this proving? Sesquipedalians are quite entertaining to bandy about, and certainly they pique more interest than the more hackneyed phrases to those who understand, but when one’s targeted audience lacks M.S. degrees and one compresses several dozen of them into one parlance it becomes irrelivent whether or not your opponent has cognizance to their meaning. They simply become inelegant, the most potent of minds grimmace at the overall conflaguration of such a discouse. Hemmingway would be rolling in his grave for this, master of every sentance as he was.
Spelling and grammar is essential. It is ungainly to use such austere words and then, to use the common vernacular, “mess up” on the less abstruse of them. Some of these solecisms and misspellings I understand, but… *thesaurus, *procrastination, *appear, *Mein Kampf. Diction is but a part of composition. To have misspellings abound is like having strong bones… and atrophied flesh.
Pardon my discursiveness but I had to make that point.
Anyhoo, on the matter of Hitler I was oblivious to these details. I admit I am more of an English major type, I do know general history and assorted minutia on miscelaneous subjects, but things such as dates and minor names escape me. I was just generalizing a notion so that it may be understood. I did not realize you were an expert in that regard. I conceed that particular point, and would instead like to rephrase it.
What I meant to say was that Mike’s effusion of animosity is most certainly NOT what Lucy “needs.” What she requires is to talk. She needs to talk to someone. She needs to be told exactly what he thinks is bad with her, and why it would not work out between them. She needs to be handled carefully, as should all gentlemen with women. I believe the point that the true moral event horizon was crossed for Mike was when he stoped expressing his opinions of her and started to insinuate that his inclination would be shared by the others, when he stopped speaking of his feelings and started speaking of others’ feelings as if he was assured by unassailable facts. Indeed, I wonder at his gall in assuming that Abbey would ever be a friend to Mike if he was aware of the situation, or that Paulo would truly pick an already taken and contented Daisy over a Lucy wracked by soul-shattering misery and insecurity. No, he cannot truly give credence to the notion, it is impossible. That was chicanery, artifice to get Lucy to abandon her friends before they abandon her.
And furthermore, Mike’s clear apathy is astounding. I could understand his outburst if this was someting that would render them both miserable for days, if it was someting that hurt him to say but he saw a need to force himself to say it I could forgive him, but for it to be something barely worth a second thought for him is utterly appalling.
Now, for the less connected responses to assorted points you were making.
Justice; who is to judge true noble justice from base and bloody vengeance? Who is worthy of that utmost of tasks? No human who ever lived in this mortal, marterial world.
“The only evil is ignorance” ~Socrates
“[Ignorance] corrupts the inocent and is a smokescreen for the corrupt.” ~curtisimo
Socrates seems to agree with you. Or you with Socrates.
I am exhausted of material to speak upon. And I am still awake….
Damn. I thought It would work. So many words to dredge up from the depths of my consciousness, all for naught.
Oh, words. I believe the list I memorized was… 2540 words? Something like that. And somehow I STILL manage to learn a new word every day.
They weren’t very practical words, I think is why. The word “solecism” is hardly useful until you finally get to talk about something that is not quite maliproptism yet isn’t completely proper useage….
That being said… I positively adore the word “Sesquipedalians.” It’s so damn fun to just randomly drop in a sentance when someone uses a marginally obscure word. “Enough with your sesquipedalians! Speak you clearly man!” Lil Shakespherean twist on that there is always even more hilarious.
Well, I suppose it isn’t all quite for naught. I’m not sure but I might have won.
What’s your call, strider?
… and how come I get the bad comment warning without fail?
Biblioholic December 15, 2011, 2:40 AM EST.
Next strip will be panels of nothing but Lucy acquiring cobwebs.
Tacsi December 15, 2011, 2:52 AM EST.
To me, this is probably the most awkward page in the whole chapter.
Chiba December 15, 2011, 2:54 AM EST.
~begin announcer mode~
we’re halfway through round two, biblio came out swinging, he’s made some hard hits. but he may pay for it later as he took some big risks and came up with more than a few equally big misses. let’s see if curtisimo can come back after this onslaught.
~end announcer mode~
basically watch your spelling, you made some good points but they get negated if you misspell words. because the reader will get thrown off and focus on the bad spelling. by my count you made four mistakes on some big words (discourse being the freshest in my mind) during your counter argument and negated the argument about grammar and spelling in one fell swoop. so we’ll just have to see how curtisimo counters before i score this round.
BTW, my score card will be kept as such
10 - won the round, least mistakes, good points made.
9 - 1 point deduction for misspelling (it’s a knockdown rule)
8 - 2 point deduction for improper word usage, in other words you use a big word but it doesn’t apply to the content. (illegal hit rule)
also if one of you metaphorically hits below the belt. you get one warning, do it again and you lose by default. but i don’t think that should be a problem, right?
score tallied at the end of the round
total score when the “fight” is called (one of you calls the “fight” over)
strider December 15, 2011, 3:07 AM EST.
and then a truck boat truck boat truck waverunner crashes through the room and runs everything over
rocknrollDa\/E December 15, 2011, 3:15 AM EST.
I think I shall make this post relatively short, as I am growing tired from reading the entire comments section until this point:
Before, I commented several outcomes I believed will happen. While I believe some of these outcomes still have potential, I have to say this…
There are no words to express the feelings that Lucy is experiencing. I have felt this before in my life. The only words I can use to describe it seem to not even cover a small breadth of the emotion, followed by the numbness of feeling nothing. Similar to having to accept the death of a loved one.. yet forced to accept as the days continue on that the feeling will only hurt you more because you will still see the person. It could be said that it truly is a death… the death of a friendship, or trust and of a fragile heart. Lucy, while wrong in her actions, has tried to grow. Really genuinely tried her hardest to “seal the cracks” so to speak. Most people have no idea how difficult it is for someone who sees themselves as worthless to believe that others truly find value in them. They will put the others through “tests” and “trials.” Lucy’s way of expressing these tests was through constant berating of the other person… both in a desire to chase off those who are just going to hurt her and yet, as a self-confirmation that they really mean business by sticking with you through it all. Lucy’s bullying Mike was sadly pleasurable to Lucy… because every time she did it, it only confirmed he really did like her. Its just sad that by the time she realized the damage it caused, it was too late to fix it. Truly an addiction of sorts.
In a way, I sympathize with Lucy. I have abandonment issues such as she does and in my life I have never been able to handle more than one friend at a time, until very recently. Simply imagining the thought of my one closest person saying these things to me, then walking off like that tells me enough. There might be a few tears at first, but most likely, there will be none. It will harbor inside, numbness taking over all senses as you feel as if you’re falling into a void of nothingness…. Most likely, she will simply leave, when she feels strong enough to stand… if someone approaches her, she might have the courage to smile awkwardly at them, but most likely will simply get the urge to run out. When the door closes…. either she will start crying, and stand there, frozen in fear as she realizes she has no one, and nothing left… or she will just start running aimlessly, feeling lost and not even wanting to go home… too many memories at home. When she realizes she has no where to go, (even if she really does, she will not see it as an option because Mike told her that she is worthless to everyone as she is) she will go home, then lay in her room, sleepless.
When you have abandonment issues… you feel that a friend being mad at you, or telling you things like Mike has told Lucy, is truly a death. (In gamer’s terms, a fight makes you “HP” drop to the annoying warning sound… and you just want to use a healing potion to make it better. )You know the person is alive and probably even well… but the friendship, your “value” is dead. Gone. You’ll do anything to make them forgive you, give you another chance…. but once it hits rock bottom like this, you find yourself not wanting to “trouble them” with your worthless self… because while they may not value your friendship with them anymore…. their friendship to you still means the world to you and if you think you’re harming them, you’d rather die.
Eventually the pain fades in that bitter illusion of numbness. Then you’re alone, and you convince yourself its better this way… because at least you cannot leave yourself. You’d rather die than have a charity case come by and try to be friends with you. You’re skeptical of anyone who pretends to be nice to you, because your own shattered self-image is beyond repair. You may have glued a few pieces back on the press-wood backboard of your inner mirror, but you will never see yourself the same again. You can’t just go buy a whole new mirror….
Though no one should have to be a punching bag for another’s issues for a decade. Mike did stick through quite a lot. It’s too bad he didn’t speak up sooner, perhaps it even would have been repairable for them both. I just dunno anymore. Mike has the right to be angry… but its sad to see that he grew so angry that he would use all that build-up to destroy the little progress she had started to make. He did deserve closure. She didn’t deserve a complete shattering. I think more reason needs to be shown as to why Lucy was so dependent on Mike even as a very young child, before Mike even met Sandy. I want to know why she’s messed up in the first place.
Oh my. That was a long comment.
Mirasia December 15, 2011, 3:16 AM EST.
Honestly, looking back, this isn’t a new side to him. Mike’s been developing this attitude for a while. Example: Remember when they went to that parade/festival looking for Sandy? Mike thinks to himself, ‘What a stubborn girl, she’s nothing like Sandy.’
The problem isn’t Lucy’s past or current behavior. It is that Mike knows her and knows her flaws, whereas Sandy remains perfect in his eyes. We know Sandy lives a life where she is forced to be the ideal everything, be it daughter, employee or model, and that Mike is her break from that restrictive lifestyle.
So what happens when she isn’t perfect around Mike? Or does she remain perfect and begin to dislike that aspect of her life, too?
Azrael December 15, 2011, 3:18 AM EST.
If Mike’s life was a swimming pool, he’s dived far too deep to be saved.
Mike, it’s not hard to tell you don’t hate Lucy. It is even true to consider it a fact that you can never hate Lucy. A friendship so long is guaranteed to be sturdy and durable, and while Lucy tried to take it a step above and was willing to deal with the result, you took a step down and ceased all actions that could’ve fixed what was bending before you. friendship is funny in that it has so many possible comparisons.
But to the topic, whatever world Mike thinks he’s living and flourishing in will cease to exist the moment Sandy arrives. The problem isn’t entirely Sandy here, but Sandy is one of the big contributors. On to the reaction his friends will take: Mike, remember when you said no to Lucy’s confession? Do you remember how all your friends were dissapointed in you? Now, let’s think a moment here. What exactly did you say to Lucy now? What makes you think their reaction will be better in any possible way? They’re going to be beyond dissatisfaction Mike: They will likely hit the point of disgust. They’ve sided with Lucy this long, so what makes you think their motives will change in a blink? Sandy?
You’re blind Mike.
You’ve lost your respect as a person, and you’ll soon lose the attention you’ve had all your life, but hey…it’s worth it for one girl, right?
Z. Guru December 15, 2011, 3:21 AM EST.
hmmm, that’s an interesting point. i’ve tried to keep character perspective in mind, so i always thought of sandy seeing mike as the idol of a normal life. but i never considered it the other way around with mike seeing sandy as the perfect girl. i guess it would all depend if he can accept those flaws in sandy (kind of a psuedo lesser of the two evils mindset). if not he’ll probably break up with her.
for some of your questions, i think we need to consider if this even comes out to their friends in the immediate future. it looks like lucy may be starting to clam up and retreating to a state of being overly defensive and possibly jump to a state of being paranoid to the point of suspicion of those around her.
strider December 15, 2011, 3:31 AM EST.
This agonizing chapter is only 7 pages away!
I’m looking forward to a non-LucyXMike-centered chapter, where Lucy can get some slack and Sandy breaks up with Mike.
darnitmike December 15, 2011, 3:44 AM EST.
Congratulations Mike, you have effectively destroyed Lucy’s ability to trust anyone. I hope you’re happy with yourself, oh wait. You are.
ArkaniusXII December 15, 2011, 3:49 AM EST.
You know I completely forgot about Lucy’s older brother, if he gets a whiff of this Mike probably won’t be able to use his legs for a few months.
ArkaniusXII December 15, 2011, 3:51 AM EST.
you do know there’s a edit button beside the timer right, so you don’t have to double post if you edit within 10 minutes of the original post. just FYI.
strider December 15, 2011, 3:55 AM EST.
Damn! now i kinda get the feeling i wanna roughten Mike up for a bit….
but honestly don’t think he really ONLY “hates” her after all he still wears the scarf that, if i remember right, he received from Lucy.
Still wanna sock him in for being a jerk.
Rowen December 15, 2011, 4:48 AM EST.
Bout time Mike, thought you would never Tell her whats what :3
Revan December 15, 2011, 4:56 AM EST.
it would be hilarious if his mom found out he called Lucy a parasite and she decided to smack him good
Freidrich December 15, 2011, 5:07 AM EST.
This comic always makes me laugh
Vince December 15, 2011, 5:23 AM EST.
actually scarf #1 (the blue scarf) is of an unknown origin he just had it since the beginning of the story and apparently had no sentimental value as mike discarded it without a second thought when it was ruined after paulo had mike beat to a pulp (way before all this started), and scarf #2 (his current striped scarf) was given to him by tess after paulo had him beat to said pulp.
strider December 15, 2011, 5:59 AM EST.
holy blippity, he’s an @$$. Seriously though, who does that? I don’t have anything against Sandy in particular, she’s just being a bit overprotective, but Mike is just so cruel and nasty to Lucy, then pretends she doesn’t exist. He’s awful and I’m really sorry I used to like him.” < this^
blue magic December 15, 2011, 5:59 AM EST.
I’m happy that at least someone else is keeping up tabs with the history here. I was about to believe i’m the only one with memory.
Zarylo December 15, 2011, 6:34 AM EST.
wow Veronica, you have failed with yet ANOTHER page, about 3 panels of actual story, then you were to lazy to do any more so you just copied the next three.
Aries December 15, 2011, 6:48 AM EST.
and how long do you think it’ll be before Lucy forgets all this and makes another attempt to gain his attention again?
Steel Wings December 15, 2011, 6:57 AM EST.
Just remember, if what Lucy did counts as physical abuse, this counts as emotional abuse.
KittySabba December 15, 2011, 7:09 AM EST.
…And then Mike got shot, and everyone in the world was happier as a result. The end.
FireflyFuneral December 15, 2011, 7:19 AM EST.
and with that… i wanna shotgun! let my vengence be known, that grey little crap deserves one clean shot to the nuts!
Freddyz December 15, 2011, 7:39 AM EST.
i seriously had a WTF moment at the last panel. she looks…..almost psychotically happy. but i had a pretty good laugh on this one.
strider December 15, 2011, 8:06 AM EST.
Mike’s saying that carelessly!
Without even glancing back to Lucy!
He became such a careless bitch.
badger December 15, 2011, 8:12 AM EST.
biblioholic, taeshi said we can say WHATEVER WE WANT as long as it has to do with the comic, i’ve been sticking to the comic, and talking about every page i comment on.
now, all you did was behave in a very unnecessary way and insult me, calling me a troll, when i’m anything BUT a troll… besides, other people here have said they enjoy my comments, so i’m going to continue commenting on every. single. page.
i hate children who never know when to mind their manners.
anyway, back to this comic… i am quite curious what lucy will do in the next page, will she say anything to anyone? or will she just run back to augustus?
knowing her, i’m going to assume she’ll run back to augustus.
then again, knowing taeshi, she’ll probably make lucy do something different than what i assumed.
oh, by the way, derp… that is a pretty funny edit.
Thanatos December 15, 2011, 8:14 AM EST.
@people that criticise the seemingly copy-pasted panels:
remember that taeshi draws the pages thinking at how it will be when they will form a book. I know it’s a bit frustrating to wait 2 days for an “empty” page like this one, but it had necessarily to be done like this.
and, she needed three panels to underline the fact that lucy is so destroyed that she can’t even move.
so stop complaining.
boh... December 15, 2011, 9:05 AM EST.
….. OK seriously out of all my friends who read this i am the only one who stuck with him and said he isn’t that bad.
at the start of his rant I even still stuck with him but then he took it way to far and the goes bi-polar and does this while poor Lucy seems to be having a mental breakdown …… I have honesty and truly tried to stick by his side but what ever he gets from this he deserves.
Thorban December 15, 2011, 9:26 AM EST.
Goddamit Mike. Now that’s low… Leaving her spiritless, on the floor… Geez.
Mayonaka December 15, 2011, 9:42 AM EST.
And then she goes insane and brings a chainsaw to school.
Starvingmoose December 15, 2011, 9:58 AM EST.
the copy pasted panels are extremely necessary for a comic to show the passage of time/lack of movement, and this shows both. Stop complaining.
When ever people start talking about chainsaws for mass murder, can’t stop thinking about how unrealistic it is. Darn my logical head. It’s too heavy, people would easily run away, and chainsaws are meant for cutting down trees, and people are soft, wet, and very mobile. It might work for 1 or 2 people, but beyond that?
Amazing Lagann December 15, 2011, 10:08 AM EST.
It’s not even copy-pasted. Layer the last three panels over each other in Photoshop or Gimp, I can assure you that the outlines won’t line up.
Skygaze December 15, 2011, 10:14 AM EST.
Remember the whole Daisy manipulation from FFC. Who knows, he might be extremely adept at reading other people’s motives, reactions, emotions and what not, meaning he’s probably trying to drive a (bigger) wedge between Lucy and Mike, giving Alejandro a greater chance at a succesful revenge. As pitiful as revenge against godamn middle schoolers may sound like, obviously.
Ps: Alejandro, get. A. Life.
Ditto December 15, 2011, 10:39 AM EST.
ERMMMM… Anyone can help me? Why EVERYTIME I enter to see the new pages, all my computer freezes about 60 seconds?
Stern December 15, 2011, 11:15 AM EST.
So ya think we’ll see him any time soon? Or at least get any development in that area.
Ditto December 15, 2011, 11:16 AM EST.
you seem to have misplaced your face
charyoshi December 15, 2011, 11:31 AM EST.
son of bit*** mike you are an “··$%$%&%&/&/(/)!”
mariel December 15, 2011, 12:01 PM EST.
I definitely just dreamt about a new chapter page opening on a picture of Sandy sitting on her bed complaining about Lucy to herself or her diary. She was saying something like “If she likes him so much why doesn’t she just flirt with him like a normal person?”
SJ December 15, 2011, 12:40 PM EST.
Ugh, I hate how many people are calling the characters, be it Lucy or Mike, bipolar. (Taeshi, too)
Neither one is! I REPEAT, neither character is bipolar! Lucy has abandonment, trust and self esteem issues. Mike has trouble expressing himself appropriately (bottling it up til he explodes). Neither are bipolar.
Bipolar usually consists of two phases, a depressed phase and a manic phase. Depressed phase is as it sounds; the lack of energy/will to go to work/school, sleeping all the time, lack of interest in usual hobbies, etc. Maniac phase is a sleepless energetic mode. You start many projects and do not finish, spend all your money, engage in risky behaviors, etc.
Rapid cyclers can change phases after a day, but most stay in a phase for 1 - 6 months.
I am bipolar, rapid cycling, and heavily medicated so I can function mostly normal. It’s frustrating to see people get it so wrong.
Back to earlier thoughts, it would be amusing to see Sandy act out to be “normal.” However it goes, I imagine it’ll be awkward for them both.
Azrael December 15, 2011, 12:51 PM EST.
Mike looks like a good influence on the outside but when it comes to being hypnotized by backstabber SANDY well THIS IS THE RESULT!!!!
Shary December 15, 2011, 12:58 PM EST.
I thought that was an Ahoge on the first panel
Rin901 December 15, 2011, 12:59 PM EST.
And the edit button doesn’t work for me. I withdraw including Taeshi in my last comment, seems she’s removed that blurb about Lucy.
Azrael December 15, 2011, 12:59 PM EST.
augustus sincerely cares about daisy. when he returned to alejandro that day (when abbey punched him), he thought something like “I’m sorry daisy, I tried to save you”.
I don’t think he’s manipulating lucy. his advices seemed sincere. do you remember that chapter in which she tried to take his bus? I think he prevented her to do it to protect her, as well.
it happens to me, too, but it doesn’t last 60 seconds.
boh... December 15, 2011, 1:14 PM EST.
I’m reading the comments here, and people don’t seem to get why the last 3 panels are the same like that. It’s not lazy for the sake of lazy, but shows a time elapse of Lucy just sitting there broken, furthering the mental state of defeat the character currently feels.
It’s the equivalent of a fight or action sequence aftermath page or two where the hero is destroyed. Think of it this way: If a meteor fell out of the sky and hits a major city, yes, the explosion is impressive to watch (Mike’s Rant), but you gotta remember, there’s gonna be a crater (Lucy) and it’s important to emphasize the destruction that just occurred by showing the aftermath. Lucy is in that crater emotionally, and now needs to find a way out.
I hope Lucy snaps out of this. I hope she realizes life isn’t over just because Mike doesn’t want to associate with her anymore. And I hope she realizes that even though all those people are Mike’s friends, they’re her friends too, and many of them won’t leave here either. Maybe Lucy will undergo a change, emotionally and spiritually when she recovers from this, and perhaps the person who crawls from the crater and stands to the world will be able to move on with their life, remembering the disaster that befell them, but not lamenting it. There is no perfection in this world Lucy, even in your perceived archetypes. There is no black and white, only gray, and we decide where we fit in the spectrum.
Only after disaster can we be resurrected.
CopicRXXIX December 15, 2011, 1:23 PM EST.
Alrighty then. I’ve been a fan of this comic since I found it two months ago. I’ve loved this comic for it’s rather realistic depiction of a couple psychological issues among adolescents. From the beginning I’ve assumed that Mike and Lucy would end up together, it seemed obvious. I assumed at some point Lucy would get help of some kind and stop her psychological attachment to Mike and actually start a sincere friendship which would lead to sincere love. I even thought that Sandy was likely going to turn out to be a shallow bitch. Over the last couple pages, a couple of my opinions have changed. I now really like Sandy, for her sincere worry about Mike’s abuse under Lucy and for her convincing Mike that he doesn’t have to take that ****. I now want Lucy to be slightly crushed, have a small breakdown, go get real psychological help from a real therapist, get better, and go hook up with someone else (Carter? lol jk, jk). However, for kicks I read the About thing for this site, something I hadn’t done yet. At the very bottom it says that Mike and Lucy definitely end up together. This upsets me cuz I don’t see any salvation for a relationship between these two at this point. I want Mike and Sandy to get together. They put the effort into maintaining their long-distance romance, which honestly impresses me.
Daemon December 15, 2011, 1:57 PM EST.
um, I’d like to rectify my last comment. I just double checked the MikexLucy thing in the About area….it’s switching between yes and no…so….yeah….I guess there’s a chance they don’t get together and I’m not upset about THAT anymore…hehe…sorry
Daemon December 15, 2011, 2:00 PM EST.
@Daemon if you stare at that question for a while you’ll see it turns from Yes to No and viceversa so no one actually knows if they end up together but if they did I totally understand you. I want Mike and Lucy to be friends again but I don’t think they should end up together…not after this
Effie December 15, 2011, 2:05 PM EST.
Tomorrow we will all know what happened next…
Does anybody else cry when you think about what’s gonna happen next or is it just me…?
Apple December 15, 2011, 3:08 PM EST.
Jonny_M December 15, 2011, 3:17 PM EST.
Oh. Well… damn. That was cold.
MIKE THE CAT!; Goes from ****** off to joy in 0.2 seconds.
A Visitor December 15, 2011, 3:27 PM EST.
I’d do that same if my mom came home. that still wasn’t nice though……
ArcTypeMakoto December 15, 2011, 3:37 PM EST.
Later on tonight Mike after Lucy leaves Blur is going to tell you he was hiding in the closet and will then bitch-slap you several times for hurting lucy
Freidrich December 15, 2011, 3:45 PM EST.
I am probably just as excited as Mike to Sandy’s arrival.
Ever since that one chapter on her, I just like her character.
I like Lucy…but I do believe she needed this, just a bit. Hopefully she won’t do anything to drastic upon hearing this, and can grow from this. I know personally I’d be hurt horribly if someone said that to me, and considering how big Mike is in Lucy’s life, and her insecurities…It’s inevitable to be heartbroken. But it’s time like these that real characters truly grow, and I’m looking forward to her character developing from this.
Sky December 15, 2011, 3:49 PM EST.
Can you hear the sound of a broken heart…? snif.
Excellent drawing without words.
Mariposadehumo December 15, 2011, 3:51 PM EST.
Suicide is comming…..itsah comming.
JustSomeCritic December 15, 2011, 3:54 PM EST.
Yea, I hope she kills herself, they all deserve to die.
Ranger December 15, 2011, 3:56 PM EST.
and cue music
“Let the bodies hit the floor
Let the bodies hit the floor
Let the bodies hit the floor
Let the bodies hit the floor
Beaten, why for (why for)
Can’t take much more
Here we go here we go here we go, now
One, nothing wrong with me
Two, nothing wrong with me
Three, nothing wrong with me
Four, nothing wrong with me
One, something’s got to give
Two, something’s got to give
Three, something’s got to give
Let the bodies hit the floor
Let the bodies hit the floor
Let the bodies hit the floor
Let the bodies hit the floor
Let the bodies hit the floor
Let the bodies hit the floor
Push me again (again)
This is the end
Here we go here we go here we go, now
One, nothing wrong with me
Two, nothing wrong with me
Three, nothing wrong with me
Four, nothing wrong with me
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/d/drowning_pool/ let_the_bodies_hit_the_floor.html ]
One, something’s got to give
Two, something’s got to give
Three, something’s got to give
Let the bodies hit the floor
Let the bodies hit the floor
Let the bodies hit the floor
Let the bodies hit the floor
Let the bodies hit the floor
Let the bodies hit the floor
Skin to skin, blood and bone
You’re all by yourself but you’re not alone
You wanted in and now you’re here
Driven by hate, consumed by fear
Let the bodies hit the floor
Let the bodies hit the floor
Let the bodies hit the floor
Let the bodies hit the floor
One, nothing wrong with me
Two, nothing wrong with me
Three, nothing wrong with me
Four, nothing wrong with me
One, something’s got to give
Two, something’s got to give
Three, something’s got to give
Let the bodies hit the floor
Let the bodies hit the floor
Let the bodies hit the floor
Let the bodies hit the floor
Let the bodies hit the floor
Let the bodies hit the floor
Freidrich December 15, 2011, 3:56 PM EST.
Wow this is how a suicide mostly happens because some punk *** bitch ***** thinks that they have been wronged instead of seeing that they are trying to make up for past fouls. I seriously hope he gets dumped because she is a model and got someone else, then Paulo and others could step in and help Lucy and leave him to suffer with no one who cares.
Pecker Fecker December 15, 2011, 4:05 PM EST.
maybe a crappy personality like this is what years and years of bullying leads to The mikexlucy otp is gone forever. Paulo needs to kick his ***….
Jill December 15, 2011, 4:06 PM EST.
Where’s Paulo when you need him?
LunarStar December 15, 2011, 4:29 PM EST.
Seriously, why does everyone seem to firmly believe that Lucy is intent on killing herself? Give her a little credit, she is gonna be messed up for a while, but I’d like to think that she actually learned a little bit from her talks with Augustus. She’s not as much of a Pu$$y as you all make her out to be. Lol, pu$$y.
Indigo December 15, 2011, 4:31 PM EST.
I feel like Mike is that one guy that just says things that make him unforgivable.
greg December 15, 2011, 4:55 PM EST.
I am honestly curious to see if any one leaves the table. Let’s check our possibilities:
Tess: Not leaving
Jasmine: Does what Paulo does
Daisy:… I don’t think so but possible
Abbey: Goes where Daisy goes
David: Will say he’s going with mike but then pull a fast one and stick with Lucy and Paulo
Rachael: Who knows? Honestly, who does?
In the end Mike is gunna be alone. That’s what I think and hope for.
Grubey December 15, 2011, 4:59 PM EST.
That just now… was sickening. Mike just unleashed this fountain of rage against Lucy, who was both his work partner and guest, and suddenly perks up at the smallest hint of his mother arriving. God.
Siel December 15, 2011, 5:12 PM EST.
Serious ****ing **** I have ever read…… I love it
Julian December 15, 2011, 5:12 PM EST.
Mike you jerk you just released your rage on her and then get all perked up when you hear a hint of your mom being home. And i am sure that not very many people are actually going to leave the table with you mike
Grubey you are so right
Tigerdolphin December 15, 2011, 5:16 PM EST.
that so mest up mike how could you say thows thing to lucy she was your best friend as long as you have now
LoneWolf December 15, 2011, 5:22 PM EST.
The tensity of this chapter is huge
BonBonToro December 15, 2011, 5:27 PM EST.
… Mike, you heartless *******. AT LEAST SHOW THE WOMAN OUT.
Jenn December 15, 2011, 5:33 PM EST.
I’m just curious, who is the little red bird on the far right of the tabs? I know Yashy, Chirpy, Blur, Lily, the Black bird that Paulo and Daisy found..
Foxy December 15, 2011, 5:52 PM EST.
….Is it alright for me to wanna you know, kinda sorta, punch him in the face? For being such a meany that is.
Crystalson December 15, 2011, 6:01 PM EST.
I think he broke her… Like seriously that’s it? And when did she sink to the floor? Wow Mike your such a mood swinger. Not two seconds ago you looked ****** as hell and now your happy as can be. Really? Wow.
Izzybelle December 15, 2011, 6:05 PM EST.
I absolutly love this page.Go Mike! you keep this story going, you and Lucy, Lucy adds to the dramma to keep it running. I love this entire story! You should totaly make Lucy’s older brother be the one comeing inside! That would be the best drama bomb Ever!
Al3BEY December 15, 2011, 6:07 PM EST.
who wants to bet Lucy develops Schizophrenia
Freidrich December 15, 2011, 6:20 PM EST.
After having re-read this chapter a few times, I’ve come to the (probably obvious) conclusion that Mike doesn’t really believe what he’s saying. It seems that he’s just too far under Sandy’s thumb to oppose to her overreactions, therefore the only option he thinks he has is to alienate Lucy from his life forever by being cruel. But being a MikexLucy fan, I just hope that he really doesn’t feel this way deep down…
Ark December 15, 2011, 6:33 PM EST.
I think that mike is having the same problem i used to. Now granted i never went berserk on my friend who is a girl. But mike doesn’t know how to politely say “Lucy you think there is a way we can continue our friendship with less violence.” or something a kin to that. and because Mike doesn’t seem to know how to say that so he told sandy only the bad stuff about Lucy,
when she told Mike what she thought, Mike used that as an excuse to explode on Lucy and keep a clear conscious
I knew you probably would
Freidrich December 15, 2011, 6:45 PM EST.
The more I look at Mikes happy face it looks more and more off. He looks slightly insane behind all the happy. I dunno, maybe I’ve just been looking at it to long
Nightcrystal December 15, 2011, 7:01 PM EST.
it was never explained why lucys brother is a FU(KING POLAR BEAR!
and while that would be funny, that shouldent happen.
i dislike you.
last comment was kinda funny though. credit where credits due.
curtisimo - for a moron designed to make unworkable plans, that was a pretty well laid trap.
curtisimo December 15, 2011, 7:08 PM EST.
since no one else is gonna correct you. what you just described is manic depressive disorder, manic depression is bipolar disorder, they changed the name a while back from manic depression to bipolar disorder.
strider December 15, 2011, 7:09 PM EST.
why do you dislike me. is it because i would like to see lucy with a nice Irish Catholic man who wouldn’t treat her like this and could probably help her with her insecurities
Freidrich December 15, 2011, 7:13 PM EST.
@Indigo My reasoning is simply based on a personal experience with a friend and and someone I would be polite towards, obviously not 100% like this but close enough that I can see it heading in that direction especially following everything that has been said and how this chapter is playing out.
Pecker Fecker December 15, 2011, 7:22 PM EST.
whatever. It’s obvious you have no idea how to treat a women anyways, just dont come on here and be stupid and hate others for not having the same opinion as you
Freidrich December 15, 2011, 7:33 PM EST.
I’m in the military and have been following this webcomic for a while.
Every update makes my day.
thatdamn15Q December 15, 2011, 7:37 PM EST.
@Rukral: Try being in Lucy’s shoes. I’ve lived that. Granted, I’ve never been as aggressive as she can be, nor have I ever given someone a broken nose. But, I’ve been there. I’ve been told those same things. For no reason. Mike is just being cruel.
KCKitty December 15, 2011, 7:40 PM EST.
Don’t be using me name you F###ing *****
and i was just asking a question
Freidrich December 15, 2011, 7:41 PM EST.
@KCKitty I tried putting myself in Lucy’s shoes but I always end up thinking I’m a total bitch who deserves it
Murderer December 15, 2011, 7:45 PM EST.
there ii2 just two much drama my thiink pan hurt2
twinArmageddons December 15, 2011, 7:57 PM EST.
thanks for your service, i’m a former navy man myself. what branch you serve with?
strider December 15, 2011, 8:09 PM EST.
Ugh Mike supporters make me sick. I just read their comments and make me absolutely disgusted. So ****ing cruel and idiotic. Lucy hasn’t done ****. If you’re able to do this to another human being and justify it with such little basis you deserve nothing. Absoluting nothing because you are worthless. Seriously. This is brilliant? This is deserved? I am in mourning for humanity if everyone is as stupid as that. **** I am too old to even bother caring what immature kids think, but really? You know nothing about Lucy if you think this is deserved. Lol it’s so ****ing ridiculous it makes me laugh.
That one bitch December 15, 2011, 8:17 PM EST.
Gotta be honest, I kinda expected Mike’s mom to hate Sandy completely and shout about how he has Lucy, or the other way around completely, love Sandy entirely and talk about how great it is that Mike is finally leaving Lucy behind….. This was not what I expected at all.
Mary December 15, 2011, 8:29 PM EST.
@that one bitch,
if you think lucy hasn’t done, as you say, “sh**” maybe you should take off the rose colored glasses. we’ve seen she has done quite a bit to mike, as well as, to a lesser extent, for mike. also i doubt you’re so called “maturity” if you’re cussing at random commenters on a website about fictional anthropomorphic animals. it’s like the kettle is calling the pot black.
strider December 15, 2011, 8:35 PM EST.
I just hope Lucy doesn’t do anything drastic, mike is being a bit overboard on the explaining how he felt. she just seems so dejected, hopefully someone else will be there for her soon.
DB December 15, 2011, 8:44 PM EST.
I’m an army gal, tower flower all the way~
thatdamn15Q December 15, 2011, 9:01 PM EST.
cool, the last part confused me a bit because we used a similar term in the navy to refer to the guys and gals who worked in primary flight control on the carriers and LHD’s. i myself worked in damage control (a firefighter type of job)
strider December 15, 2011, 9:06 PM EST.
Crash people are the best to hang out with but usually the ones that get measured allllllll the time. I’m putting in my packet to reclass to WOC pilot.
thatdamn15Q December 15, 2011, 9:07 PM EST.
oh, i forgot you could do that in the army. they just started a similar program for the navy when i was leaving but you had to be an E6 to qualify. anyhow it’s good to meet you, hope you have fun on this site, but we’d better get back on target or taeshi might get a liiittle peeved that we’re using the comment thread as a chat room.
strider December 15, 2011, 9:11 PM EST.
I have to say. Lucy needed this. Harsh? Yes. But sometimes the only way a person can really learn something is when it is put down harshly. I don’t think Mike is at fault for not standing up for himself and telling Lucy that her “playful” punches and insults were really hurting. Ya know why? What do you think would happen? Mike would have just told her to please stop in a gentle, calm manner and Lucy, being the person she is, would of just been all like “What you big baby?” to put it nicely, and would of just continued to hit him and laugh. Do you think she would have been all sweet and been all “Oh i’m sorry Mike, I didn’t know.” No. This goes for other people who are and have been mean to him, such as Paulo. Lucy also never says sorry or helps him when her “playful” horseplay goes too far. Hit him in the nose and his nose bleeds maybe even half broken. Do you think Lucy helped him in anyway shape or form? Nope. Kicked him in the shin to the point he can’t really stand. Did she stop to help him? Saw nothing of the sorts. Atleast when regular friends accidently hit too hard they stop and ask if they are okay. But I can’t see Lucy doing that just punching him and pouting at the end with his nose in a red splatter of blood. I do commend her for trying to make things right and cleaning up her act a bit for this school project. HOWEVER that still doesn’t make things okay. I betcha if Mike didn’t get that text and chewed her out it would have been back to square one. After everything cooled down she would have went back to hitting him and heavily depending on him. It’s like when you break up with someone and they want you to take them back and you say yes because they say they can change, but they DON’T. Or when someone breaks up with you and breaks your heart and after they want you back and they do a lot of really nice things for you so you go back to them. Just a few moments of kindess does not make up for years worth of abuse and ultimately mental stress. Even if she heard all of this calmly I don’t think she would have been able to really take it to heart. Lucy is stubborn guys. I would know i’m like her well more like WAS, and the only real way to change is HARSHNESS and that huge huge huge realization that “Holy **** he really DOES hate me and wants to NEVER see me again” I went through the same thing and now i’m very good friends with that guy. I do believe that they can STILL be friends and even get together if Lucy does honest to goodness, change. It will take awhile for the change and it will take time for Mike to realize that she has changed. But it can still work out. And why should Mike be responsible for a whole being? He’s young and here he is having to worry and care about a whole ‘nother being. And I don’t mean like the sweet way like a super babysitter. Having the strain to care for another human and you’re young is a huge mental strain. It’s like taking care of a baby that’s the same age as you. I live by those words that yes, Lucy is a chore to Mike. I main reason why I don’t like Lucy now is because she reminds me a whole lot of my former self that hurt people around me especially the one/ones I cared for mose, and I do want to see a honest to good change in her. But not change in the way that she becomes some Mary Sue. Still having issues but having better control of those issues and emotions and a better regard for other people’s feelings.Taeshi is a good writer so i’m sure she can execute that well. Don’t pull that “Oh Paulo can take her meaness” Lucy is WAY harder on Mike in everyway and Paulo didn’t have that mental strain of ulitmately having to take care of ‘nother person. Having them always HEAVILY depending on you.
Stripes December 15, 2011, 9:33 PM EST.
Text wall guys, I’m sorry.
Stripes December 15, 2011, 9:34 PM EST.
Does anyone else remember that one time Mike got drunk and Lucy went up against a couple of thugs to keep the rest of them safe? Oh, and the fact that she was very nearly raped- RAPED- for her efforts? Or the time at Acapulco? Now I know some people use this as material for Mike’s “side” here, but hear me out. When Mike fell of that horribly small rock bridge with Lucy, he did throw her upwards so that she could be saved while he fell to his (presumed) death. Now, when Lucy’s all shaky and crying after that, I’m pretty sure that’s a natural reaction when you think someone just sacrificed their life to save you, especially someone you were close to. Paulo, from what I’ve been seeing, is the atypical shoulder to cry on guy, as that has continued throughout several chapters. There was the one thing when Lucy tried to screw Paulo, but she just had a small temporary fit of insanity. That point can go to Mike. I don’t have anything but “she went insane for a bit” to redeem that. Way back in the comic’s infancy, Mike and Lucy were shown to have an actually rather common type of frenemy relationship. If you look hard enough in media, you can find it anywhere. The work of Rob Shneider. Aeris and Leo from another funny webcomic about cats AND video cames. The Weregeek webcomic where Joel is a cruel Dungeon Master to the rest of the group, and they all sort of love-hate him. It’s really a rather common phenomenon. My theory of why Mike is acting so jerkish now when he was perfectly fine with Lucy before leads me to believe that Mike is really just easily manipulated. He seemed fine with a nosebleed and a bruised knee when he called up Sandy the last few times, he was really in a pretty good humor, as I would expect from someone who has dealt with this stuff since kindygarten. But when Sandy hears about it, she gets all sniffly, which, since I believe that Sandy’s life is full of more troubles than we’ve seen. I think that Sandy has so much stress put on her because of her mother, who I think is using her daughter to live out her dreams, which seems to be sadly common in the world. Since Sandy is on such a strict thing for EVERYTHING, she’s holding on to and protecting for DEAR LIFE the only thing that she has any modicum of control over, Mike. And when he comes home battered, she’s going to start hating herself for letting it happen, and Mike will say it’s not your fault, but in saying that, he decides that there is some fault to put on someone’s head, and since Mike can’t think it’s his fault, because that would get him depressed, and his phone pal and him could sit and be sad together, so he puts the fault on the one who gave him those small, really just irritating injuries in the first place, namely, Lucy. So you see, there really isn’t any fault with anyone here, just the inner mechanisms that fuel the world as we know it to be the confused jumble it is nowadays. And I’m not saying that Lucy wasn’t attached to Mike like a parasite, I’m just saying it was more of a sybiotic relationship, but obviously, in any relationship, someone has to give more than the other, so it can seem parasitic to the untrained viewer. So it’s really just a jumble of greed on Sandy’s mothers part, well meaning intention on Sandy, Mike, and Lucy’s part, and a lot of half-truths told and MAJOR OVERREACTING on Mike’s bit. I mean, I didn’t choose a side before, but Mike isn’t helping to convert me, I mean, When he started shouting about how no one will love her it just made stop and go… what the flying ****, Mike. He’s just throwing the points at Lucy in this one. In conclusion, it is both everyone and no ones fault. But mike did **** me off recently in his many shouting ways.
TheWorstAstronomer December 15, 2011, 9:39 PM EST.
Sorry for the text wall dudes. Stripes, I like your explanation. I think the situation is really a multi-faceted crystal, the has many different ways to look at it.
TheWorstAstronomer December 15, 2011, 9:43 PM EST.
very well said, your argument had elements of both sides taken into account. just a heads up, good luck with the other commenters here, because i’m sure you’re probably about to get a wave of hate replies from the lucy fansquad. also because everyone thinks mike is the devil (which he’s not) right now and anyone who supports his actions are evil, lol.
(on a sidenote, if that’s the case of what everyone thinks then i’m a devil’s advocate and dang proud of it.)
@the worst astronomer,
ooookay, i don’t know why you aimed that at me but anyhow i just want to point something out. those other forms of media your talking about, they weren’t retconed. this comic now has a retroactive continuity where lucy’s hitting mike has been shown to have severe consequences. i don’t think either side is right or wrong both characters are justified in the way they act. i just defend mike because there are too many in the lucy fansquad.
strider December 15, 2011, 9:43 PM EST.
I still don’t understand why Mike’s a sympathetic character, he’s so whiney and vindictive. I understand why he would be angry and I don’t blame him but for him to say he hates drama while he’s hatching a plan to create a shitload of it just makes him seem obnoxious to me. What really makes me despise him is how he screams “I hate you” into someone’s face, tells her that she’s worthless and undeserving of any kind of love, reveals a plan to ostracize her and then skips away merrily. It’s one thing to tell someone off, it’s another thing entirely to take an emotional **** on them then trot away while they’re next to tears.
Maybe I’m just sympathetic towards Lucy because I’ve had something similar happen to me but I don’t think there’s ever a good reason to go up to someone and tell them you hate them, let alone scream it in their face. You’re not helping anything, all you’re doing is pushing your bad emotions onto someone else and making yourself look like a *****.
BlargleFlargleBlah December 15, 2011, 9:48 PM EST.
Also, there’s a difference between being harsh and being a raging a-hole.
BlargleFlargleBlah December 15, 2011, 9:53 PM EST.
looking back at the story we can see that, you probably have the best comment in this whole debate.
Freidrich December 15, 2011, 9:53 PM EST.
Mike is a total ***. There is no need to act like that to Lucy, who has does nothing wrong, let alone offended or insulted him in any way. And besides, even if she messed something up with him, there is no need to go apeshit over it, especially since there is no good reason for it.
Yoman December 15, 2011, 10:04 PM EST.
You know? From these pages behind to now, I started to take a deep disgust for Mike. Not only for the presented reasons, but also… Personal stuff. That’s the kind of people that I routinely crunch the nose of. For those who can’t do it.
And I swear I’ll laugh loud if it turns out how deluded is Mike. When Paulo and everyone actually acts as the complete opposite, shunning him for what he became. Thanks to someone who’s poking her fancy nose in a world where she doesn’t belong.
Yeah, color me a llama XP But that’s how I feel. Taeshi, you made me lose all the respect I had for Mike in hopes that he could mature up. He felt down a long way.
Billy MT December 15, 2011, 10:06 PM EST.
Come on guys when did we all become “super mature” that something like this CAN’T happen? Where have you all been? Come on. We’ve ALL wanted to tell someone off with a total disregard of their feelings. We all have met a person that we’re like “GAH!! DAMN YOU!” And I bet a lot of you have atleast ONE person where YOU’D say sutff like this too without a care in the world what their feelings are about it, close to you or not. So what if Lucy is Mike’s childhood friends? Doesn’t make things more wrong or right. I know people who has had a best friend and been BESTFRIENDS since they were little kids and now no longer friends. You say that you’ve went through something similar, but for why and what reason? If it was from a friend or a person you were dating have you taken their words and actually tried thinking to yourself “Hhhmmm maybe I was wrong” or “Maybe I do need to change?” Lemme tell you just because you have friends doesn’t make you the most likeable person ever. It can take only one person to see what’s wrong with you and give you a reason to change to actually see yourself, ESPECIALLY if that person who chewed you out was a friend of a long period of time and/or a former lover/partner.
I’m not saying Mike’s a sympatheic character at all. I love Mike’s character, the fact he can get this way makes him feel like a real person and instead of that 2-D character that can only go as deep as the personality that creator gave them. I can only see Lucy as that 2-D character. When and ONLY WHEN she can change from this will she become a likeable/loveable character to me.
Stripes December 15, 2011, 10:07 PM EST.
i commend your text wall, for it is concise and intelegent.
i also commend your text wall, for the same reasons.
it seemed to me that lucy started to try and not be a jerk a few chapters back. this dose not change my opinion on what just happened, for my opinion is almost identical to a mix of yours and @theworstastronomers’.
the only thing that fact changed is that i thought mike was starting to go overboard a few pages earlier than i would have if lucy hadnt tryed to clean up her act.
curtisimo - meet text wall JR!
curtisimo December 15, 2011, 10:08 PM EST.
wow those last 3 panels sure do have a lot of difference
paulosawesome December 15, 2011, 10:13 PM EST.
Lucy quick! He’s distracted! Break his iPhone!
Wolf December 15, 2011, 10:16 PM EST.
The awesome one December 15, 2011, 10:19 PM EST.
Who said it doesn’t happen? And when it does happen we are quick to label the one who burst as a jerk
Wolf December 15, 2011, 10:21 PM EST.
Yes we are quick to label them as a jerk. But when you’re being chewed out by some extremely close to you, you don’t think of them as a jerk but instead take their words to heart. And especially, especiall if you heavily depended on them in some way. As I went through something EXTREMELY similar to Lucy has right now, I would know. We on the outside of this situtation of course are quick to label. Few of those on the outside try to see things deeper though.
Stripes December 15, 2011, 10:28 PM EST.
i say that boy has bipolar disorder
kickash December 15, 2011, 10:43 PM EST.
You better be supporting Mike for ironic purposes.
doombringer505 December 15, 2011, 10:47 PM EST.
i agree with Wolf x3
Cara =3 December 15, 2011, 10:48 PM EST.
I’ll somewhat agree. If Mike really didn’t want Lucy in his life, fine, and he was right to tell her so. However, he should’ve stopped 9 pages ago when he said he didn’t want to be her friend. That would’ve been sufficient, at most, leave it at the “I hate you,” that would’ve gotten the message across. Lucy didn’t deserve to hear the rest of it though, no one ever deserves to be told that no one could ever love them for who they are, or that they don’t really have any friends. Lucy’s been trying to make amends for her behavior over the years for the last few chapters though.
She came to Paulo, and he told her to apologize and be nice. So she immediately got to work and tried to change. She caught up to Mike the next morning, he took a jab at her, she was about to retaliate the way she always had, stopped herself, and politely said “Good morning.” A little bumpy, and it kinda fell apart later, but she was making a conscious effort. And she tried again after.
Mike got angrier and angrier after she told him how she felt about him.
She asked Augustus for advice, and he related to her how he copes with his lingering feelings for Daisy. Lucy took his advice as well and applied it.
Remember at the start of this very chapter? Remember when Mike flew into a rage and threw a tantrum in the middle of class in front of all their friends? Lucy didn’t even do anything to instigate that. The very reason they’re in the same room right now ( or were, rather) is his own fault.
To say that she deserves all Mike has subjected her through these last few pages is absurd. Some of it yes, was necessary for her to see that her friendship will never be the same again, assuming it is ever repaired. But she didn’t deserve to essentially be told she has no good reason to live on, and that she’s just a burden on the people she hangs out with, especially because it isn’t true. To insist that she deserves this treatment, means that no matter what lengths she goes to to make amends, to better herself, to apologize, it will never be enough. Few people get it right on the first chance, that’s why we give out second chances, albeit at our own discretion. Lucy is trying to change for the better, and deserves a second chance, at least in my opinion
McNameless December 15, 2011, 10:50 PM EST.
I’m sorry, this page makes me lol, probably because of Mike being a complete idiot here.
LUNCH TABLE ANGST SO SRZ
MERP December 15, 2011, 10:56 PM EST.
a very small part of me wants this to happen next chapter:
panel 1: lucy searching her backpack.
panel 2: lucy pulling a tiny knife from the backpack
panel 3: closeup of lucys wrist.
panel 4: lucys wrist turns, reavealing scars.
panel 5: mike comes through the door and starts to say something.
panel 6: mike suprised face.
i kinda hope that happens, but really i dont.
oh, and also;
*A-team music starts playing*
if your bored
and start browsing the comments
chances are youl see a comment from,
@strider, the genually funny one!
@iblioholic, the intelegent one!
curtisimo, somewhere inbetween the first two!
and with a new member,!
@stripes, i dont know what to call you yet!
i made this up on the spot.
the C stands for comment.
do you accept this humble invitation, @stripes?
curtisimo - my GOD im terrible…
curtisimo December 15, 2011, 10:56 PM EST.
@McNameless: Is a second chance really worth giving after so many years?
D's Advocate December 15, 2011, 10:59 PM EST.
@Wolf: The reason Mike is a jerk is a bit deeper…
a) He’s doing it in response to her trying to become more like what he hates her for not being.
b) He wrecked her self-esteem, then suddenly switched like it was nothing.
c) He’s doing this to the one who fought hardest for his safety.
d) He’s older and supposed to be more mature. So he goes extra ballistic out of nowhere, implying he was holding onto his grudge when he could have been enjoying the benefits of an also more mature Lucy.
e) He used her greatest fear to hurt her unnecessarily.
f) “She needs me.” So ignoring her overall must REALLY have been nice.
Seriously. I don’t even need to dig to name these.
Hoheh December 15, 2011, 11:02 PM EST.
@ D’s Advocate
I think so. If I saw that someone who I felt had wronged me was truly sorry, and was trying to better themselves, I would give them a chance to prove their intentions, and show me they can.
McNameless December 15, 2011, 11:02 PM EST.
Well… If Lucy’s gonna be all suicidal about it then yes.
Catnip December 15, 2011, 11:03 PM EST.
wow, i’m the funny one ? does that make it even worse when most of my comments are meant to be psuedo serious (let’s face it even i can’t take myself seriously most of the time when i’m commenting on the adventures of anthropomorphic creatures)
BTW, when are you gonna continue your battle of wits with biblio? he already made a counter earlier.
strider December 15, 2011, 11:05 PM EST.
@D’s Avocate Mike started hating her only a few months ago, not years.
@McNameless You are a genius!! You’ve expressed my every thought perfectly.
HappyHappyGoLucky December 15, 2011, 11:09 PM EST.
Mike breaks down about abuse from an unappreciative girl
Mike chews out Lucy= Morally wrong.
Lucy breaks down about Mike and Sandy because she wants Mike
Lucy chews out Mike= Yeah!! (Not after this, an earlier chapter)
Sandy shows concern for her best friend and now boyfriend
Sandy shows Mike, Lucy isn’t the best somehow=SHE’S A WITCH BURN HER
If Lucy wants to confront Sandy after this
Lucy chews out Sandy= YEAH!!!
Favortisim makes an *** out of you and me c:
Everything is okay if Lucy does it apparently.
Genderbend December 15, 2011, 11:10 PM EST.
@Genderbend No, it isn’t. The problem is, that most of the people you see commenting are Mike haters, and side by Lucy to retaliate. People just have to accept that they are both in need of help.
Oh and btw, Lucy didn’t break down because of the MikexSandy thing. It’s ‘cause Mike rejected her, said he hated her, told her no one loves her (or ever will), said she’s a ungrateful selfish parasite who (in other words) will lose her friends, and that she (also in other words) is useless. I dunno about you, but i’d be pretty damn depressed if my former BEST FRIEND and/or LOVE told me that
HappyHappyGoLucky December 15, 2011, 11:17 PM EST.
@McNameless; He also saw that (in his POV) Lucy rebounded immediately after he rejected her. She also assumed that he’d love her back once she came clean just like he always had.
@HappyHappyGoLucky; Years of abuse, not hate.
D's Advocate December 15, 2011, 11:19 PM EST.
@curtisimo Yes, are we done? If not, and if Taeshi updates before you start, we can take this to the next page
Biblioholic December 15, 2011, 11:22 PM EST.
I’m probably wrong. At ;lunch, Lucy should stand up, look Mike in the eyes, and just apologize to him. Not only would this put the ball in his court in front of everyone, it would likely be the only thing untried. Bonus points if you can manage it when Sandy and the others are present. Then we may see if it’s a hurt Mike, or a jerkass, who was screaming at her.
Hoheh December 15, 2011, 11:28 PM EST.
wow, did you miss the parenthesis where genderbend said he (or she, i don’t know) was talking about an earlier chapter. you’re talking about this chapter.
strider December 15, 2011, 11:29 PM EST.
@D’s Advocate: Ah, well that changes things.
HappyHappyGoLucky December 15, 2011, 11:30 PM EST.
I just find it HILARIOUS that people are getting so worked up about this fight. Reading these comments make me laugh, you guys can get really defensive if your on Mike/Lucy’s side. I mean, some of these comments could be about as long as a small book. But ya’ know, I’m not really taking any side in this debate, I believe both Mike and Lucy are wrong. Mike IS acting like an immature brat and Lucy WAS the immature brat and did (kind of sorta) deserve this, but not now. I must admit I am leaning closer to Lucy’s cause as Mike is now going a bit to far.
I’d rather not get in a huge debate about my comment with the “who’s right and who’s wrong” thing, as it is my opinion (plus, I’m too lazy to reply :B derp).
Spinnner. December 15, 2011, 11:32 PM EST.
Hmmm… This is getting intresting. (Well, more intresting ) Seriously now… Mike’s serious, BUT! Is he right? Is the friendship of Lucy with the others THAT superficial?
Jaas74 December 15, 2011, 11:33 PM EST.
I suppose I’m not used to thinking about abusive relationships, and what’s wrong with them. We’ve all been exposed to the love triangle plot lines, but thanks to comedic and exaggerated violence earlier in this comic and how unusual it is to see a girl abusing a guy, we have no common approach to thinking about what’s wrong with Mike and Lucy’s relationship. We do know for sure that Lucy can’t handle the idea of Mike drowning/dying/leaving her, but can she handle the idea that Mike wants to leave? She’s had a while to get used to not spending time with Mike already…
And Mike is of course ignorant of how few close friends he actually has, and I hope he gets to spend some time being lonely just so he can see how important his friends are. Boo Mike for being a meanie to broken little Lucy!
Georginorx December 15, 2011, 11:39 PM EST.
@strider No. If you look back I remarked on his/her comment about the whole Mike hating thing, but I added/edited on another note a few minutes later because him/her said Lucy “breaks down” because Mike loves Sandy… or something like that. I was just making a point.
HappyHappyGoLucky December 15, 2011, 11:39 PM EST.
on second thought, your not the funny one, your the funnyist one.
as you may already know, my ‘computer’ is actually a nintendo DSI. the DSI was not made to be an internet browser, therefor it loads very little data before displaying “web page is to large. shuting down.” ive found the DSIs data limit on BCB is about 500ish comments. therefore, i cant actually go back and see what you said, so would you…
would you do me the pleasure of reiterating your rebuttle?
also, i feel we shall have to extend this to the next page, for our sparring of wits is MOST CERTAINLY not over.
curtisimo - failbrowser, i have.
curtisimo December 15, 2011, 11:42 PM EST.
Nope December 15, 2011, 11:43 PM EST.
Lokiallen December 15, 2011, 11:45 PM EST.
that note is what i’m talking about, the lucy breakdown he/she was talking about was from a previous chapter in which she chewed out mike and the lucysquad cheered. you’re comment was on the current chapter, in which we haven’t seen the results of this lucy breakdown just the cause of it. that’s what i noted in your exchange of comments.
strider December 15, 2011, 11:45 PM EST.
thank you @nope, me no has spelling.
curtisimo - ah THANK yoo
curtisimo December 15, 2011, 11:48 PM EST.
@strider: Point well made. I didn’t analyze it well. But I still stand by my views.
HappyHappyGoLucky December 15, 2011, 11:51 PM EST.
Hm, site overload error… I wonder why? Everyone and their sister is refreshing like mad to get the new page so they can be first post.
Hiero December 16, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
I don’t care about first comment, I just want to see the update
GIVE ME CAT DRAMA!
Kite December 16, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
@Hiero same here. I always get that when I try to see the new page. thought it was only me.
Ciarai December 16, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
It’s probably just some site error that happens on most sites even on YouTube :l even so I hope Taeshi an suitcase can fix it hut they don’t need to rush we can be patient :3
ToraPandoraPGS December 16, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
heh we’re all waiting to see what happens, (hopes Lucy takes his phone and throws it in the toilet lol)
Lelah Hearts December 16, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
I haven’t received an error yet. I really just want to see the new update. I never really understood the whole “First” thing. Either way, I hope something comes up soon!
Lokiallen December 16, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.
I always end up with a 500 error when I try to see the new page at midnight.
Sidnoea December 16, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.
Never here December 16, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.
@Thantos The troll whines for equality. Why, yes, we CAN say whatever we want. And I say that, as I see it, your comments are aimed purposefully to anger and draw reactions. I say that this is the definition of trolling, I say I have watched you do it throughout the comments of the entire webcomic, and I say that I don’t want to hear you again. You may choose to ignore me as I have done to you for the great majority of your comments. If not, **** you and have a nice day.
((the last part was humor))
@curtisimo In that I shall take great pleasure, as soon as Veronica updates
Biblioholic December 16, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.
It’s just because a lot of people are refreshing.
Example: Newgrounds when Homestuck’s EoA5 flash came out. (The site was down for almost a whole day.)
Atelisi December 16, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.
@Sidnoea me too. I end up refreshing about 10 times before I get back to the site. not sure if it’s server overload or page uploading problems.
Ciarai December 16, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.
(@ AtelisiThat was the ****in’ worst.)
Nope December 16, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.
internal server error # 500?!?!
im a mildly famous commenter! i shouldnt have to deal with this!
i just want to see the new page!
(although first comment, i imagine, would be cool too)
curtisimo December 16, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.
… I tried to edit out the redundancy in my prior post but got a 500 error…
Biblioholic December 16, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.
It’s because everyone gets on at midnight. Only reason I try to get in the first three posts is because I want my message to actually be read. But usually I write too much and it takes too long. But I dont want to be one of those people who posts something random and then re edits it later. I think that defeats the whole purpose.
Hiero December 16, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.
I’m getting an error when I attempt to edit out the redundancy above
Biblioholic December 16, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.
… heh… lesson learned… don’t keep trying when you don’t see your results. Like you don’t hit print a thousand times if you don’t want a thousand prints….
Biblioholic December 16, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.
I want to set up a poll, so i’m aiming for the top 3
Never here December 16, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.
Geez guys, I realize we love this comic, but don’t you think clamoring for one of the first three comments is slightly ridiculous? Just relax and enjoy the comic for what its worth.
On another note I am sad that I’ll have to wait till morning to see the next page
noone knows December 16, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.
It’s so funny that this is the new BCB trend! Late updates and site crashes! Well maybe if a billion people didn’t try to refresh all at once this wouldn’t happen anymore?
Little Missy December 16, 2011, 12:20 AM EST.
@Never here Then write it out now, copy it now, and as soon as you get the update paste and comment
Biblioholic December 16, 2011, 12:21 AM EST.
I swear, I’m gonna get gray hair from this
Charmdra December 16, 2011, 12:21 AM EST.
I apologise in advance.
I just gotta try.
Biblio, done already.
Or could you help me?
Never here December 16, 2011, 12:21 AM EST.
This comic doesn’t update at midnight for me, instead it updates at 10:00pm.
Lizzy December 16, 2011, 12:24 AM EST.
I come here mostly for the comments people leave on each page. lol.
rishi-chan December 16, 2011, 12:26 AM EST.
it updates 5am for me :l Im starting to think I should give up and sleep ;; i stayed up to see the new update but …whoknows when it will
Kite December 16, 2011, 12:26 AM EST.
dose this mean we have to wait till morning to see the page?
cause that dosent work for me.
i got school and stuff.
anyone got any good jokes to pass the time?
curtisimo December 16, 2011, 12:26 AM EST.
@Never here Nah, my computer’s too slow, I’d never get it if I even wanted to. As to the desire, it’s regretably lacking. I do not care for taking polls, online quizzes, and other such pop culture nonsense like the chain text or the repost curse. That’s just my personal take on it.
@Lizzy 8am for me, usually, but it’s 9:30 right now.
Biblioholic December 16, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.
@ Lizzy ya same here, Sometimes earlier
Mego December 16, 2011, 12:28 AM EST.
Guys, chill the **** out. If it doesn’t update tonight, check either tomorrow morning, or tomorrow afternoon.
It’s not the end of the world. You’ll still get your Lucy dwaaaama.
So don’t shitpost - it serves no purpose in the comments.
Sparkfur December 16, 2011, 12:28 AM EST.
For me it usually updates at 7:00am ,but its almost 7:30am now i need to go to school but i wait for the update!
Rose December 16, 2011, 12:28 AM EST.
sure. knock knock.
ohyouknow December 16, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.
I got one.
A pirate walks into a bar with a steering wheel in his pants….
Barman says “There’s a steering wheel in your pants”
Pirate says “”Aye, it’s drivin me nuts!”
I’ll go hide now
Never here December 16, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.
It’s 11:30 pm for me right now… the update is usually around 11:45 or so for me… be patient guys. Taeshi’s never let us down before
Silversoma December 16, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.
I have one, but it might take to much time to type out on my iPod, plus it involves religion, football(Tom Brady(think that’s how you spell his name) and Tim Tebow(pretty sure))
Lizzy December 16, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.
Usually around 11pm for me
Redneck December 16, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.
Tae and Suit must be having site issues or something. Understandable, technology is a strange mistress…. *refreshes a million times more* but teh cat drama is sooo awesome
Erikasaria December 16, 2011, 12:30 AM EST.
Usually around 4pm for me
Graceylamb December 16, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.
Shut your faces and wait patiently.
Kyute December 16, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.
bcb y u no update
Thespianut December 16, 2011, 12:32 AM EST.
@rishi-chan Yep, that’s about my take on it too. The comic itself and it’s comment sections are two great big magnets to my sense of awe for such wonderous storytelling and my tendancy towards expressing my opinion and then almost violently defending it.
It’s so fun…
Biblioholic December 16, 2011, 12:32 AM EST.
we dont care if it serves no purpose, we all just wanna grumble then fall asleep.
on my last post:
what did one lawyer say to the other lawyer?
were both lawyers.
curtisimo - my bed calls.
curtisimo December 16, 2011, 12:32 AM EST.
Just asking the commenting community what it thinks of the situation in a simple manner, Biblio. I can guess not many people will care for it. but ii’ll never be sure unless i try.
Never here December 16, 2011, 12:33 AM EST.
Blarg, why won’t you update. I have a Physics and German final tomorrow morning and I can’t sleep until I know what happens next.
Lizzy December 16, 2011, 12:34 AM EST.
People chill! I’m pretty sure it’s another 25 minutes before the update is here unless it comes early…or late. Which would suck, but hey if it happens, it happens. I want a new page to but come on guys…chill out and just find something else to do for awhile and stop hitting refresh every 5 seconds lol
FireFang December 16, 2011, 12:35 AM EST.
I love the fact that you redraw each panel, even identical ones. It really adds organic quality to the comic.
Jupi December 16, 2011, 12:36 AM EST.
this is gonna shorten my life span I just know it
Charmdra December 16, 2011, 12:36 AM EST.
people need to stop using the comments as a chat.
MIKE YOU BIG JERK!
lmao if mom says no sandy
Star Adder December 16, 2011, 12:36 AM EST.
HAHAHAHAH I have a US history final tomorrow morning and i’m STILL up xD (should be studying… fail)
I really hope that Lucy doesn’t try something stupid ; n ;
Mike really just couldn’t stop with his insults.. but you know, I think I recall Lucy saying that she believed the others hung out with her because of her looks (it was a LOOONG time ago!)
Silversoma December 16, 2011, 12:37 AM EST.
I hope im the only one getting server errors but if not take yourtime to fix it suitcase and if it wont be done tonight post a comment saying so these people have no reason th suffer even if it is fun to watch!
DinR December 16, 2011, 12:38 AM EST.
Maybe Teashi died or sumthin guys
TiVo December 16, 2011, 12:38 AM EST.
The anticipation for what happens next kills us all slowly.
LightTribeWarrior December 16, 2011, 12:38 AM EST.
1 aquire portal gun
2 shoot portal on ceiling and floor
3 place hydroelectric generator in between portals
4 pour bucket of water in bottom portal
5 infinite energy!
curtisimo - the mark of a good troll is that you dont realise hes a troll uintil you think about what he said. then, both the troller and the trollee can have a laugh.
curtisimo December 16, 2011, 12:38 AM EST.
Rukral is better at making comments than me
BotonWiggles December 16, 2011, 12:39 AM EST.
Curtisimo, won’t air displace the water?
Unless it falls uniformly everytime.
Never here December 16, 2011, 12:41 AM EST.
Relax people, it takes a while to make sure the noose is tied tightly.
Also, the comments are not for “Boohoo site isn’t working, update is late, I’ve been up all night waiting, etc”, they are for discussing the page said comments are posted to. If you want to chat idly while you wait, I suggest the forums or the IRC.
Note that the IRC shouldn’t be getting 500 errors, but in the event it is, you can access it from any IRC client. This includes in-browser clients found directly from Mibbit or Rizon and other online sources. Just enter #BCB on the rizon network.
Rukral December 16, 2011, 12:41 AM EST.
I keep getting Internal Server Error 500 when I refresh!
Kaddie December 16, 2011, 12:42 AM EST.
Well, what can someone do if even the IRC channel’s giving us the 500? (talking about the app up there)
Never here December 16, 2011, 12:43 AM EST.
Looks like we’re getting the update a little late today.
hhhhhhhhhhhhhh December 16, 2011, 12:44 AM EST.
Hmm could be a server overload…ill leave i suggest some of you do the same and its been awhile hi boton
DinR December 16, 2011, 12:45 AM EST.
DAMN YOU BASIC SCIENCE!
why u problem?
curtisimo - i really am going to bed now. goodnight, all.
curtisimo December 16, 2011, 12:46 AM EST.
@strider I’m not seeing her through rose colored lenses, I could say the same for you and Mike, which you’re apparently favoring. I just don’t think what she’s done merits this kind of reaction at ALL. She play fought, and Mike took it like a bitch and pitifully told Sandy for sympathy when he could have spoken to Lucy about this much much sooner and she could have changed- but he’s the immature one for holding onto a grudge and letting it corrode him into a despicable person. Lucy has done ****, but not **** worthy of this. I just think anyone who supports Mike is equally a despicable person and you know what? Yes I am very mature. I’m not going to lie, I know this. Just because someone is disgusted does not mean they’re immature. They’re my opinions. i never said Mike supporters can’t have them. They just suck. When I am fed up to here with people who don’t really understand Lucy’s character, and are rejoicing in her break downs. That’s absolutely heartless in my opinion and it makes my stomach literally turn. I’m able to understand both Mike and Lucy’s points and perspectives. And I think anyone who can’t see both sides IS a kid.
That one bitch December 16, 2011, 12:54 AM EST.
That’s what I was thinking!! It would be totaly perfect from the moment on.
Al3BEY December 16, 2011, 1:26 AM EST.
Oh and I don’t know who said this but Lucy’s brother is NOT a polar bear, he is a cat just like her and her younger brother. and he should totaly chew mike out in the next page or chapter!
Al3BEY December 16, 2011, 1:40 AM EST.
Icsifil December 17, 2011, 1:25 AM EST.
my first thought when i saw this.
“damn the artist was lazy.”
Purity December 19, 2011, 8:29 PM EST.
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MarshmallowCoffee December 20, 2011, 10:41 PM EST.
the vortigon inside me laughed a little
Reiza December 22, 2011, 6:41 AM EST.
Can we kick mike’s *** now?
Seriously GF doesn’t like Lucy equals Dick Mike
What THE ****!!!
I’m going to kick Mike in the balls and going to chew him out
SoulTH December 28, 2011, 12:39 AM EST.
in the first panel Mike has some fur standing up in his ear
ItsMe!!! December 29, 2011, 2:12 AM EST.
T.T that’s really sad, he said all those and he acted like it was nothing
Woodensword January 3, 2012, 3:40 AM EST.
AwkwardMarshmellow January 12, 2012, 11:26 PM EST.
Smooth, Mike. Very smooth.
Just sayin' January 23, 2012, 3:13 AM EST.
(insert sad face)
SGRTC January 28, 2012, 8:12 AM EST.
Ok it is definitely Mike’s time of month. First he gets happy then unsure,sad,angry, and now he is happy again. Mood swings FTW!
Geck January 30, 2012, 4:19 PM EST.
Seriously Mike, I want to kick you and hit your ugly face
Mikanime February 7, 2012, 6:56 AM EST.
Wow, poor Lucy. Mike definitively has courage to do what he did. But again, poor Lucy, maybe if her friends do leave her she’ll find new ones!(Doubt it).
BlehBlehBleh February 27, 2012, 7:56 PM EST.
…………………………………………………………………………….F**** YOU MIKE YOU LOVE SANDY BTTER THAN LUCY YOU F********** A-S-S YOU NOW WHAT I THINK IT YOUD BE BETTER IF YOU DIED YOU A-S-S IM STICKING UP MY MIDDLE FINGER AT YOU NOW F-U-C-K-E-R
nomoe28 April 1, 2012, 1:28 AM EST.
D-I-C-K MOVE YOU PIECE OF S-H-I-T
nomoe28 April 1, 2012, 1:30 AM EST.
FINALLY!!! The truth of Lucy is revealed!!
Smiley May 1, 2012, 7:11 PM EST.
BUT! for those about to give up hope, look at the last line of the about for the worst spoiler in the world!
The Guy in the Background May 8, 2012, 4:25 PM EST.
******… just go to hell mike, just GO…. and lucy DESTROY HIS PHONE….
sgfg May 31, 2012, 7:39 PM EST.
@The Guy in the Background
Have you sat and watched that answer for a minute or two? Not such a big spoiler.
Rita June 2, 2012, 8:16 PM EST.
Is it just me, or is Mike not only insane, but bipolar as well?
I hate you Lucy, I want to rip your guts out and choke you with them…
Oh ya, Mom is home, I can let her know Sandy-the girl who has me on a leash- can come over to visit me (or some other dumb nonsense equivalent to that).
I really don’t know now who has more mental problems…Lucy or Mike? They seem pretty damn close to me in those regards.
LookABird June 27, 2012, 5:19 PM EST.
Mike… You need to readjust your brain and slap yourself around a bit. Lucy>sandy.
Marcus aurelius July 20, 2012, 1:58 AM EST.
Wow Mike way to be a dick.
silound August 12, 2012, 2:10 AM EST.
Mike, You are scum. So busy being in love with yourself to notice that Lucy was trying to change her whole personality just so she could stay friends.
Kyubi Kusanagi August 24, 2012, 6:05 PM EST.
on the one side…was mike prity rude with the suden mood shift…
on the other side…I feel sorry for lucy…
jess September 8, 2012, 10:26 AM EST.
This basically screams that Mike’s being mostly rational about this, not so much emotional. If he were, he wouldn’t even have noticed his mom. This just makes me love Mike even more. Everybody hating on pages of Mike whupping *** just make me sick. What, chapters of Mike getting his face ruined is ok, but a chapter of payback’s too much?
Vyce September 25, 2012, 9:41 AM EST.
I cried for hours over this one page. there are some people who absolutely can’t deal with being told something like that. I know what it’s like to feel so… alone, believe me it really isn’t anything to joke about, make fun of or just downright not take seriously. For that this page will probably be the biggest regretted read of my life.
Peanut Braddle October 8, 2012, 1:42 PM EST.
I am seriously crying right now.
FluffyBrony14 October 12, 2012, 12:53 AM EST.
oh, man… sad Lucy is sad, sad reader is sad
Aethir October 20, 2012, 1:51 AM EST.
I’ve been a reader of your comic for quite some time now. I didn’t really comment on anything, but since it has gotten to this, I just have to ask.
If you’re still reading the comment secion on the older pages - please tell me, is this whole story based on something? Your life experience, maybe? Or is it fully made up by you?
I’m wondering, because… This whole Mike and Lucy thing. Everything up to this point actually happened. Same story, different cast. And I took part in it. A pretty major role, even. And well… those two people never talked to each other again.
This happened long ago, but this comic reminded me of.. this. Though, I’ll doubt I’ll ever forget.
That’s what life is about, I guess. History likes to repeat itself. Be it in webcomics, or in reality.
This webcomic really got into me. Thanks for this wonderful experience, I just hope they will somehow at least be on good terms in the end.
I love your work. Please, keep it up.
That Guy Your Age December 6, 2012, 5:00 PM EST.
This is the main issue with Mike. Whenever Sandy is involved, he just shuts out everything and everyone else, as if nothing else matters and the feelings of others are irrelevant. He’s been called out on this a few times in the past, but it seems it hasn’t left a lasting impression. Hopefully he’ll learn soon enough.
Hunter X December 13, 2012, 11:47 AM EST.
PLEASE TELL ME SHE WON’T KILL HERSELF!! *nearly cries because he feels so bad for her*
I'll Eat Yourself January 8, 2013, 11:00 PM EST.
Christ, that was so extremely heartless…
Then he just gets all excited cause his girlfriend is coming.
Mike may be suffering from some mental deficiencies, cause I’m pretty sure that’s not normal behavior after such an exchange.
Adrian Fife March 15, 2013, 9:28 PM EST.
Next chapter title: The death of a partially loved main character
Misanthrope May 20, 2013, 8:42 AM EST.
panel 2 tee hee
Idiotic Technology June 14, 2013, 11:56 AM EST.
This is like my 10th time reading this, but with what’s happening recently, I just realized how harsh this chapter was.
Just-A-Lurker June 19, 2013, 6:47 PM EST.
Mike, you son of a.. -Foams at the mouth-
Rager July 10, 2013, 5:56 PM EST.
Natanael Taveras August 30, 2013, 6:02 PM EST.
Wow, what an ******* thing to top off this shitstorm, Mike.
Cal September 28, 2013, 1:48 AM EST.
Maybe Mike is bipolar. o.O Heck, I am bipolar so it’s not necessarily an insult, but I still really dislike his holier-than-thou attitude - railing on Lucy’s personality when actually I think his personality is far more unlikeable.
Vix October 25, 2013, 8:55 AM EST.
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