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Lucy you *****, That’s why you are my favorite caracter
Can’t wait to see what is going to happen!!!
damn you taeshi xD you make me be waiting for your updates al week!
Love the comic!
Sam December 23, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
I cannot wait to see how this turns out.
Also, HOLY **** I MADE IT.
Ok, I’m done. And i feel like a douche. And a little sad from staying up this late just to get second. Anyway, great comic, keep up that suspense Taeshi.
Also, I bet the phone is in that bag, with the puke. She is going to call Sandy, and give her a piece of her mind. This, I am sure of. There is no way Sandy is getting off this scott-free. But hopefully this will lead to a series of shouting at each other, three ways over the phone, and possibly in person once Sandy comes over. This series of shouting will hopefully lead to a series of revelations that brings about my LucyxMike fantasies. Except PG.
This is the way I think it’ll go down in a chapter or two. But since Taeshi is such a great writer, that will probably not be how it happens. I can’t wait, you’re doing a great job, Taeshi and SuitCase. Keep it up, if you will.
Edit: I STILL CAN’T BELIEVE SECOND OMG!
Edit2: Does Mike seem to be getting slightly more concerned over the course of this page? Maybe just my imagination, but still >.> .
TheWorstAstronomer December 23, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
WTF Mike?! Did you actually expect to continue working with Lucy after all of that ******** you threw at her before leaving the room? You already made it clear that you despise Lucy’s very existence and that you wish to have absolutely nothing to do with her anymore. As far as I can tell, it’s none of your damn business what Lucy does at this point.
P.S. If I were in Lucy’s shoes, and if it weren’t for the fact that Lucy was going to get the same grade as Mike was on this project, I would have thrown a whole bunch of **** on that paper to give him a ****ing F
Shpiersh December 23, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
Uh oh, Lucy’s a baaaaaaaad girl.
LyokoTitan December 23, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
What did she take!?
PS what are you taking that for? Sounds like a typo
Charmdra December 23, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
LUCY Y U NO TEXT
Noxious December 23, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
This should be good. Shouldn’t be too long before Mike notices, and by then it’ll be too late. I can almost feel how the blood will drain from his face when he pieces that together. This is how the cookie crumbles, and everything descends into hell.
I find it humorous how Mike expected to finish the project after his rant. I mean really, who would ever want to stick around after that kind of thing?
Rukral December 23, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
I bet she has the phone in the bag
Blackheart December 23, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
Oh my god. What will happn
cookie December 23, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
my first thought, she’s taking her throw up with her.
i don’t think she has the phone in the bag
or, i’d like to think she doesn’t.
i’d like to think she’s better than that.
Symphonic December 23, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
this is awesome
sumfurry911 December 23, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
Wait, what´s in the bag again? Do we know?
Graceylamb December 23, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
Vengeance time… too bad I’ll have to wait til Monday…
Irenezelle December 23, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
mike not as mad right now, perhaps he only needed to let off some steam… is that guilt i see in panel 5?
P.S: Happy Holidays!!!
Redmasterpro December 23, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
I think she only took the sick in the bag
InsaneInsomniac December 23, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
Phones in the vomit for sure
if that’s even the trashbag
Nikkisaurus December 23, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
Please don’t have the phone, please don’t have the phone….
Seriously, I think it would be best if she just went out of his life. It’s obvious thats what he wants….. Oh and, at least we know the fate of the project Right?
So Lucy, go talk to someone. Auggie, Daisey, Paulo, let it out!
Mike, go away. You seriously kind of annoy me now. I understand your reasoning, but only yo a certain point
BunBun December 23, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
what is it?…
Kite December 23, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
wow. Did she seriously just pass up an opportunity to ruin his life? That takes some serious willpower.
Unless his cell phone is in the bag… but then he’d have noticed it missing right off wouldn’t he.
RoseVee December 23, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
Wow. Mike is suspiciously unnoticing. I can’t believe Lucy might get away with this. (Assuming she took the phone.) Then again we still have 3 pages left. Who knows what’ll happen.
Shunoflegacy December 23, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
Uh… I don’t get it…
Pineapple December 23, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
Oh how i wonder what she did!
Im hopeing she took the phone with her in that bag! She must have. I hope that she gets her revenge on him. He has treated her so poorly and she deserves better than him.
And he deserves his little Sally who cant even say Mike or Michelle correctly.
Please let her take the phone!!!!
BunBun December 23, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
hmp. December 23, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
Gross. I mean…. GROSS! She shouldve left the puke! That wouldve been hilarious!
DeValt & Whittaker December 23, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
Oh no. The phone is in the bag, isn’t it?
Namegoeshere December 23, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
Yeah…. I knew she wouldnt meddle with his phone!!!!
tuffex December 23, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
this should be good
Julka December 23, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
Okay, so whether she did or not….. is still up in the air……….ugh………..Another week ‘till the end of the chapter(though the Holidays might cancel updates)….. Work it out Vegalocity, work it out.
Vega December 23, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
Lucy what are you doing… I NEED TO KNOW. DAMMIT I HATE SUSPENSE… but I love it all the same! CURSE YOU CLIFF HANGERS!! CURRSEE YOOUUU!!
SXR123 December 23, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
Am I the only one who noticed Mikes SEVERE farking mood whiplash?
12read December 23, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
What are you up to, Lucy? I feel so sorry for you, I just wanna hug you!
To think I used to like Mike, now he’s just the worlds biggest *** hole!
I DUN LIKE HIM ANYMAOR.
P.s. All my hate to sandy~
Taaon December 23, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
why would he trust her after the horrid things he just said?
realityZ December 23, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
Well her cover is she is taking her puke. (she still has common courtesy.) I am hoping that is all she is doing. I know probably not but i can hope right?
Love Ask roseville high. Already watch the other too.
Teeroy766 December 23, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
Yeah I think he screwed himself over. Lucy is now his worst nightmare i’m guessing. She is seriously on auto-pilot right now. Not good :C
Amberphoenix December 23, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
Waiting for Monday is going to be SO DIFFICULT.
I NEED TO KNOW WHAT’S IN THE BAG.
Lucy what did you doooooooooo?
Great page though, good formatting and really makes you wonder what’s going on in that head of hers.
Rye December 23, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
I actually really hope she’s plotting to ruin Mike’s life. I mean, Lucy isn’t even my fav. but that nonsense that Mike just pulled makes ME wanna be placed in this comic just to yell at him. One panel, that is all I would need. Bwhaha. Anyways, I wish she would make it known to the group of friends of how evil this ‘goody two shoes’ has become
LostInMyWonderland December 23, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
I think that might be the vomit bag, possibly sans phone? If it is without his phone I commend Lucy, she’s a bigger person than most I know. At any rate good page, and the tumblr blogs are geat Taeshi. I don’t think the diary is you being a baby, anyways have a lovely Christmas. You too SuitCase.
Deuce Moose December 23, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
look at Mike’s sad face when he asked Lucy where she is going. He says he told her to leave but yet he doesn’t want her to.
Mixim December 23, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
WHY DOES LUCY NEVER HAVE A FACE.
Jayfeather21 December 23, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
I wonder whats in the bag
Dinosaurgirl December 23, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
Stop acting as if nothing ever happened, mike you idiot!
The Awesome One December 23, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.
I agree with Amberphoenix!
Lolly December 23, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.
She took the phone muhahahahahahhahaha!!!!!
Dick chainy December 23, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
Lucy sure wants to talk to him right now. I’m between being worried about how this will end and appreciating a certain pretty white kitty. Such is my thoughts on this page. For now. Though Mike going all mean and serious before returning worries me as much as what Lucy is planning, I look forward to seeing what there is to see.
Hoheh gets to waiting…
@Jayfeather21: Because we only see her face once this page.
Hoheh December 23, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.
Hmmmm…. Interesting… I like this.. Now, surprise me with the next page.
Rooselee December 23, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.
I’m starting to think she hasn’t taken the phone. She probably writes something apologetic and makes Mike feel bad. The chapter only has 3 pages left, doesn’t seem enough room for revenge =/
Kite December 23, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.
What are you taking that for? Wouldn’t it make more sense to say, why are you taking that or what are you taking?
Charmdra December 23, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.
She either took the phone and is going to trash it. Or she just cleaned up her puke and is being nice.
OmegaB December 23, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.
First you wanted her to leave the house and now you expect from her to stay to work out the project….after all the bs you said to her ?? -.-
I wonder what’s inside the bag…. O.o
Leen619 December 23, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.
early isn’t it?
Zakarina December 23, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.
Oh god, Mike you dumbA you expect Lucy to sit there and still work with you after everything you said?
Ohmygawd December 23, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.
I highly doubt that she had vomited in that bag because in previous pages, if I am correct, the trash can was not lined with pink. It was simply gray. Now she’s holding a pink bag. I mean, unless she dumped out the vomit from the trash can into the pink bag, then she never vomited directly into the pink bag.
But then again no-one reads my comment anyways so who cares?
LightTribeWarrior December 23, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.
I am thrilled by this page.
Way to be the better person, Luce.
I hope all that bag contains is vomit, and Mike’s phone is still on his bed.
causticAntilogy December 23, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.
HAVE A FALCON MERRY CHRISTMAS TAESHI, SUIT CASE, AND SPACE MOUSE!!!
AND ALL YOU COMMENTERS!!!
FIRING ORBITAL CHRISTMAS CANNON! FIRE!!!
The Awesome One December 23, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.
Why does everyone keep asking what’s in the bag?
It’s her barf in the bag, like it should obvious.
I don’t think she would just leave it there and make herself look bad.
maid of time December 23, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.
She took that better than I expected. I guess she’s really taking Augustus’ advice to heart
G!@nN@ December 23, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.
OMFG SHE TOOK HIS CELL PHONE!!!
matt December 23, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.
Whatever became of mikes iphone? I guess we dont get to see lucys text to sandy (jip)
2Cents December 23, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.
WOAH MIKE. I can’t believe that you would really want to finish your essay after that ****! Are you really that numb?! UGH. It’s good that Lucy did go home… That’s right. He’s not worthy anyway! I don’t know if my mindset will change if and ONLY IF Mike will change because he realized that somewhat he’s wrong. Well, more like 99.99% wrong and 0.01% right. O:) Anyways, I hope that everything will turn out good somehow. -sigh-
Aubi December 23, 2011, 12:20 AM EST.
Dose she take the phone or is that the barf from earlier and /or the garbage from their snacks? What will she do? read the long text from Sandy? Purposely do a bad job on the report to make him fail? Try to make his life miserable in some way? If I were her, I’d mention to that I want “green eyes” dead and see what happens.
Marissa December 23, 2011, 12:21 AM EST.
I wasn’t aware that working on an essay included belittling someone so cruelly, Mike. Because that’s what you were going to continue on doing, wasn’t it? How the heck can he think that they would both be able to continue working after all that??
Just wait, Mike’s going to check if Lucy messed/took anything from his room.
Anyway, can’t wait until next week! :3
Subaru December 23, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.
Oi…This reminds me I have a paper to write over the break
Jupi December 23, 2011, 12:23 AM EST.
Aww yeah lucy. BRING THE SHIZZ!
David December 23, 2011, 12:25 AM EST.
Hm… Mike asked his question like he knew what was in the bag. If he doesn’t know, I then wonder why he didn’t ask Lucy. See what she said.
Anyway, I’m basing this evidence that she didn’t take his phone. But I could be wrong…
But yeah, he is stupid. Oh yeah. I sit there in the company of a guy who hates me. Every girl would just love that.
DiDi December 23, 2011, 12:28 AM EST.
I’ve been trying not to jump to conculsions and try to be nice to Lucy’s side and such but now I just hate Lucy. She’s going to do something bad, not even mild bad, just messed up bad. AND she’s going to get away with it in because everyone sympathizes and pity’s her. Just because you feel bad for someone it doesn’t justify any ill actions they do after. Just….just no. I hope she DOES do something horrible and it makes EVERYTHING worse for herself. The gang hating her and the works. Then I hope to see a very good written miracle change in her character. Like it has to be SO well written and prosecuted and junk like that to make me have a little respect for her and maybe even a little bit of like. I mean just by doing ANYTHING she’s proving all of Mike’s previous words right, and I thought those words were pushing it. But if she’s going to ruin a perfectly good relationship or do whatever. Then I just can’t ever even hope to come to like Lucy even if I wanted too.
WTFman December 23, 2011, 12:28 AM EST.
oh geez. Is that the bag from the trashcan she puked in? Does it have his phone in it? That’d be something…
good god lucy what are you planning. WHATEVER IT IS I LIKE IT.
Konicaa December 23, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.
Nice to see she did the responsible thing and smashed his phone into a million pieces. Vengance-Lucy is cool, I approve
Atlin December 23, 2011, 12:30 AM EST.
@WTF: You’re being a twit if you didn’t already hate Mike for abusing Lucy’s self-confidence and fear of being alone to, oh right, repay her attempts to make things better.
This page has done a rather good job of making Mike look like a ‘user’ on many levels. She tries to change and reboot the friendship, he yells at her until she breaks down, cries, and throws up. She tries to be his friend and partner, and he throws it back in her face. She tries to make due complete the work, and wish him and Sandy luck, he functionally tells her to take a long walk on a short bridge. Tsk. He barely deserves to even think about asking her to work with him. He burned the bridge. Who cares if he needs it? His one saving grace right now is their shared grade. If not for that…
Hoheh finds Mike’s actions distasteful…
Hoheh December 23, 2011, 12:30 AM EST.
Come on guys, it’s obvious what Mike’s intentions were now! He was just mad at Lucy causing him not to be able to contact Sadey as much as he wanted to. He got so happy when he told his mother about his girlfriend visiting that he got over his rage. This proves that he was taking his aggression out on her and wasn’t really mad at her.
Hominem December 23, 2011, 12:33 AM EST.
My prediction: The bag just has garbage in it. Lucy hid the phone somewhere else in Mike’s room, and Mike will get all paranoid thinking Lucy stole his phone, leading to even more drama, but then once he does find it, he feels guilty as **** for thinking Lucy stole it and starts to realize just how much of a dick he’s been to Lucy.
That’d be so awesome if I’m right.
Matt December 23, 2011, 12:33 AM EST.
Don’t know if this is a double post or not but o well
Mike better hope that Lucy don’t tell Paulo what an arse he’s being, cause that be bad news for Mikie.
quick edit: I bet when Sandy comes over, she’s gonna be kinda rude to Lucy cause she’ll be thinking that she is this awful person, then Lucy will do nothing about it and Sandy’ll get mad at Mike for making it seem like Lucy was so bad.
TAKE THAT MIKE!
KRI December 23, 2011, 12:34 AM EST.
I really hope she doesn’t have the phone in that bag. I’d love Lucy even more if she left the phone alone.
Paw December 23, 2011, 12:34 AM EST.
“I’ll leave the whole thing in your locker on Monday”
Re-reading this made me think she was going to leave the bag, full of what I’m assuming is her puke from earlier, in his locker. By Monday. O.O. Sorry, but that’s what I thought….. What’s in the bag, Lucy?
Subaru December 23, 2011, 12:34 AM EST.
@hominem: no it proves hes a bipolar dickwad
and finally a useful page
chellby December 23, 2011, 12:37 AM EST.
Jeez, talk about petty. She gets a dressing-down that’s been a long time coming, then steals from him?
Christ. How do you people still victimize Mike?
SushiJaguar December 23, 2011, 12:40 AM EST.
Thank you Lucy
Finally, she slaps Mike’s ego a bit and just walks away.
Meiko December 23, 2011, 12:41 AM EST.
Lucy sounds a bit scary… x)
Fangirl December 23, 2011, 12:41 AM EST.
@Subaru heeheehee I hope she dose do that.
“I told you It’d be in you’re locker by Monday~ ”
”**** YOU, LUCY. JUST F.U.C.K. Y.O.U!”
Marissa December 23, 2011, 12:44 AM EST.
What a cliffhanger! Now what am I going to do for the next two days of my life!?!
Anonymous December 23, 2011, 12:44 AM EST.
You know , im intriged..is that just the bag full of her barf..or did she stole the phone and did something unforgible(even if her fans want her to make something horrible) that will make her a horrible person?
Dracke December 23, 2011, 12:45 AM EST.
lol marissas coment was funny and i totaly agree with Anonymous it is a cliff great work so far Tashea !
ello mates December 23, 2011, 12:47 AM EST.
vealin December 23, 2011, 12:47 AM EST.
I’m looking at this rectangular thing in the bag……… OMG, WHAT IF ITS MIKE’S CELL PHONE??? LUCY, DON’T DO IT!
Also, what if they BOTH END UP ALONE by the end of this mess?
Subaru December 23, 2011, 12:47 AM EST.
She stole all his condoms.
Baeleox December 23, 2011, 12:48 AM EST.
Mike, to me, is showing a very high level of complete ignorance here… Does he really think after hurting her very badly, that he can just talk to her like nothing happened? I don’t understand Mike. Man… just stop hanging out guys. Lucy get on without him and stop degrading your own self-respect by crawling back to a friend who rejected your confession. It’s very pathetic. Don’t try to stay friends with someone who isn’t worth it.
You know, I want to believe Lucy didn’t take the cell phone (even though Mike deserves it) because that would be undignified and she should take this like a strong woman instead of doing something to be thought of as vile or sneaky.
But Lucy isn’t perfect, she’s a realistic character. Her heart is very, very hurt. Justice will be dealt whether we think it’s socially acceptable or not. At this point Lucy I don’t care if you take it. Go ahead. It doesn’t really matter much anyway.
That one bitch December 23, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.
Oh no, Mike has been very mean and horrible to Lucy! I hope Lucy responds to this in a very mean and horrid way! Its totally reasonable that she would, cause ya know, she’s Lucy, she can do what ever she wants without realistic repercussion. Cause serious physical injury to the one person who she might have once considered a friend? sure, why not!
It’s perfectly all right that she may have stolen Mike’s phone, and may be about to use it to sabotage his relationship with sandy, cause Mike’s been one hell of a douche right now, and he deff has had no reason to have huge amounts of pent up frustration and anger over his situation with Lucy over the past couple of years.
Its quite reasonable that Lucy might act out over Mike mistreating her isn’t it.
seriously, some of the comments this comic gets drives me insane. A lot of people need to re read and re think some of the early comics. Lucy has mistreated mike plenty in the past, he acts out against it, tries to distance himself, then finally when he and Lucy get forced together he has the inevitable, over the to,p heat of the moment explosion. Apparently that’s completely unjustified. Granted it was pretty harsh and very over the top, but that’s how these things often are in real life, which at this point i believe is what Taeshi is trying to emulate.
So now that there is the slight chance Lucy may be seeking revenge and could be in a position to hurt mike just as badly as mike just hurt her, people are actually cheering her on? That settles it, Lucy clearly has some sort of fan based diplomatic immunity.
Alpharius December 23, 2011, 12:52 AM EST.
the suspense is killing me
and WTF mike you should the ***** named sandy and apologize to lucy
damn this sucks since i am a mikexlucy fan
but imma gonna wait til monday to see whats lucy’s plan.
DecimoDark December 23, 2011, 12:53 AM EST.
Lucy stole the precise thing…Derp.
She has the phone, I bet. What else is in that bag.
I wonder how this is going to turn out. Lucy, don’t do anything that will make Mike think worst of you then he has already.
Aoriki December 23, 2011, 12:54 AM EST.
seriously mike u brake lucys soul into billions of pices to the point she herks in ur trash and u wanna work on ur project ……………….SERIOUSLY 2 words **** U
kagura December 23, 2011, 12:56 AM EST.
Alpharius pretty much summed up my feelings (and has one of the only reasonable comments here)
WyldKAT December 23, 2011, 12:58 AM EST.
@Chellby But it isn’t Mike’s fault, it’s Lucy’s! I mean she agreed to go over to his house to finish their assignment when she could have refused, but no she had to just accept Mike’s offer with him not realizing that in fact she was trying to draw out the response that occurred in this chapter. In her confused state of mind she just had to know what Mike really thought of her.
Hominem December 23, 2011, 1:02 AM EST.
Also, i don’t think Mike wanted to work on the project, he just wanted to sort out who was doing what, like mike doing the intro and paragraph one and two, Lucy doing praragraph 3 and conclusion. takes about 5 mins to organise, once done can both go their separate ways, do their bits, email them back and forth, combine them and edit them together properly, essay done, minimal contact.
This has no real importance to the current drama, but its also annoying me about the current comments
@ WyldKAT Thankyou!
Alpharius December 23, 2011, 1:03 AM EST.
Because apparently it’s not okay for Mike to explode after all these years from pint up stress and abuse with no rest SINCE KINDERGARTEN but it’s PERFECTLY fine for Lucy to sabotage a perfectly good relationship with the one person that’s nice to him (expect for Daisy but they don’t talk much). Where she thought that he was her ONLY friend because she is incapable of thinking the others as her friends. One of those people whom loves her perfectly but incapable of letting go of Mike to go to him and have a good chance of being happy (not even a attempt and be all like “Maybe I should go out with Paulo”). Of course she herself said she loved and then not even hesitate to steal from him on the intent to sabotoage. Like. if you put this on a scale, Lucy’s a giant bitch. People try to pull the “oh Lucy has saved Mike’s life so many times!” Mike has ALSO saved LUCY’S life in return.
PokeDrawer December 23, 2011, 1:05 AM EST.
So…. what’s in the bag Luce? Trash? Chips? Books? A cat’s phone?
I hope it’s not the last option…
Be strong my dear. Be strong.
Bearcoon December 23, 2011, 1:06 AM EST.
With only three comics left for the chapter. She’s not gonna sabotage. She’s taking augustus’ advice. Let mike be happy even if it means you have to stay away
Charmdra December 23, 2011, 1:08 AM EST.
Really Mike? You expect her to stick around AFTER that rant? You’re an idiot.
Weltall84 December 23, 2011, 1:10 AM EST.
Hey, Lucy. You’re a horrible person and I hate you. Wait, Why are you leaving?
nalem December 23, 2011, 1:10 AM EST.
Hey everyone has a right to their opinion. I understand the point that’s trying to be represented, that Mike was practically physically abused by Lucy and it’s been hurting him for years, but I don’t feel any empathy for him. I just don’t really think it was that big of a deal. Honestly. I dunno. I just don’t really care about Mike. On the other hand I do like Lucy. That doesn’t make my opinnion any less valuable than yours.
I really didn’t connect to Mike’s story at all. That’s not MY fault. I guess his response is justified if HE feels that way, but again I don’t see it that way. Just like the bible if you read it right you can justify anything.
Mike stayed for YEARS for SOME reason right? He did LIKE her once. So why did he stay and like her? I don’t know. We all saw the moments where she was nice as well (i.e. the alley scene, the kiss thing, christmas, she stops and helps him to the finish line in one of the first chapters, and that’s not all) She has plenty of nice moments. I just always thought she was a tough, abrassive, distant chick. Other than that I didn’t see the things Mike’s seeing. Again, if you take it out of context, the injuries are pretty incriminating. but if you watch them socially, it looks like normal horseplay.
Mike suddenly flipped a bitch at the Alcopolco thing where he suddenly thought “Oh Lucy really DOESN’T LIKE ME. She’s only using me.” I don’t really agree with his conclusion, I think she genuinely likes him (people ALWAYS use other people. If we didn’t, we would be self-sustainable and would not need anyone. Wanting something from someone is NOT a bad thing. Sometimes you want company. You want love from specific people. That’s totally normal and yet no one really phrases it this way. As if we are with them out of self-sacrifice or selflessness. but really we like people. And we want those people around.) but he feels hurt, and thinks she only used him and was abusive to him… so…. I don’t know. This whole situation is f—ked. When you become this set in your own opinions of someone, it’s like… it can’t be changed. So Lucy should just leave Mike alone now, and Mike may realize how wrong he is one day. He may not and always hold this grudge against her. It’s kind of a lost battle. (shrug)
That one bitch December 23, 2011, 1:10 AM EST.
Hm… Nope. Still waitin’ for more plot. But man, I’m glad a majority of the “Oh my god, how can you SAY that?!” stuff is over. I’m not sure I could’ve taken any more…
Jessica U. Ingmann December 23, 2011, 1:10 AM EST.
@that one bitch I totally agree with you. To anyone who says that either mike or Lucy should be killed. GET OVER IT.
Charmdra December 23, 2011, 1:14 AM EST.
You REALLY expect her to stay after all that, even for the stupid project? … REALLY??
I hope the cell phone wasn’t in that bag… O_o
Nissie December 23, 2011, 1:14 AM EST.
I believe that all that is in the bag is puke. She doesn’t want him to know he hurt her that bad… and I don’t believe she would have stole the phone, but I could be wrong. I think shes just trying to get a bit of dignity back and she also doesn’t want him to view her as even more pathetic as he already seems to think of her. She wouldn’t give him the satisfaction of seeing he had hurt her enough to make her physically ill and I hope she doesn’t give him the satisfaction of proving him right by taking it (the phone.)
I like her response, and the fact that she refuses to fall under his demanding attitude. As for Mike, I think even though some of what he said was deserved and needed to be said, but the fact that he expected her to stick around and do homework like an obedient little “parasite?” I think that’s expecting too much, from ANY person male or female, abusive or not. That’s just an unrealistic expectation when you tell them things like he told her. But its totally Mike’s style to be like that, and very characteristic of him, so the penmanship is perfect.
I just hope Lucy doesn’t have the phone, and doesn’t go home and start cutting herself or something to try and expose the pain that’s inside. I somehow feel that the latter is becoming more and more of a possibility though, and it will pain me to see it.
BTW: Very clever Veronica… you covered the section of his bed where the phone would be with a box. Very clever indeed to keep the angst going with the readers with that subtle cover to keep us all in doubt I love your writing and your characters and how they grow with you. <3 you for it all so much. ^_^ (Not in a creepy way though!)
Mirasia December 23, 2011, 1:16 AM EST.
Hey wait…. where is phone?
CannonBawls December 23, 2011, 1:16 AM EST.
The bag! THE BAG! I must know whats in that bag! What secrets does that mysterious bag hold? Can it be the mythical Cthulu? Could it be a gate way to see RD? Or could it contain Lucy’s recent vomit? Whatever it is I want it! Even if its completely useless!
Darf14 December 23, 2011, 1:20 AM EST.
wow… his expectations are odd. he really thought after being such a ***** that she would be interested in working with him in any capacity
Thespianut December 23, 2011, 1:20 AM EST.
@mirasia nice! That shows you can see things from both angles. Not just a biased rant. I agree fully
Charmdra December 23, 2011, 1:21 AM EST.
Lucy has changed from her old violent ways. She may have texted something to Sandy on the phone, but I’m sure it’s not a pretend break up message from “maishul” and the phone wouldn’t be in the vomit bag because she genuinely wants him to be happy, even if he is a massive douche now. She’s carrying out the vomit bag so Mike won’t even know she vomited, so she’s actively trying not to do anything to disturb him at all.
Shut up Lucy haters. I didn’t like her in the beginning either but she’s different now. She’s trying to be nice. If anything she probably texted to ask Sandy to take care of Mike for her, and that she apologizes for hurting Mike so often.
No matter what Mike has gone through, I cannot condone his actions toward Lucy here. If someone is nasty to you but stops being that way and tries to make it up to you and be nice to you, you should give them a second chance. Lucy may have kicked mike and hit him at times, but she never did any psychologically scarring verbal abuse like Mike did in this chapter. Calling him “jerkface” is not psychologically scarring. It may be annoying, but not verbally scarring. Being told you are the cause of all the problems in the world, being told you are hated more than anything else and are the scum of the universe by someone you’ve loved for so long, being told no one cares about you—this is psychologically damaging and this is what lasts.
Words stay with you forever.
SonicdaShapeshifter December 23, 2011, 1:25 AM EST.
My god mike needs to start doing some push-ups or lift.
The guy has twigs for arms! (panel 4)
Good page can’t wait for next one on Monday I’ll be here, god Sunday’s gunna rock and suck. ****IN FINALS!
DeadspaceII December 23, 2011, 1:25 AM EST.
By “the whole thing” she means the bag of puke, of course.
Laufente December 23, 2011, 1:27 AM EST.
Lucy can’t be THAT stupid to take his phone. Mike would notice straight away as he would be looking for his phone to respond to Sandy’s good news. And he knows where Lucy lives. >_>
Unless there’s a sudden blizzard. And he can’t get the phone back. Then I have nothing to say
gurgle December 23, 2011, 1:27 AM EST.
Um are you f*cking serious? Mike, you honestly believe Lucy’s going to stay and work on the essay with you after that little show? Pfft. You over confident *******.
Okay, before I take out too much of my anger out on this page, I want to say that I like the clever layout of it, and that I believe that the only thing in that bag is vomit. Also that I think Mike should hang himself from his shower rod.
Amaris December 23, 2011, 1:28 AM EST.
If Lucy took the phone.. face palm errwhere.
Nadabear December 23, 2011, 1:30 AM EST.
It is the phone because the phone was at the edge of the bed but now it’s gone so in the bag is mike’s phone good lucy mike deserves that go to your house and do what ever to the phone
But then they won’t be LucyxMike for Shure…
Argg Monday I can’t wait that long this is such a great comic the best one ever to. Thanks taeshi!!
Candy December 23, 2011, 1:31 AM EST.
@ that one bitch I can geniuenly appreciate your style of mike hate.
You have a valid reason for disliking mike as you dont believe the abuse has been that bad but at the same time you’re not trying to pretend Lucy never did anything wrong.
You understand that most any story can be twisted to favour one side or the other
And most importantly you seem to acknowledge that, in your own words, the “whole situation is f—ked”
This is far more reasonable and worth reading then the blind Lucy love and mike hate that has dominated comments for the past couple of updates
Ultimately both Mike and Lucy have approached the entire situation very poorly. Lucy shouldn’t have left it so late to try and be a better friend towards Mike and she really should never have confessed her feelings when she knew that mike was in a successful long distance relationship and unlikely to just drop it to run off with her. No good was ever going to come from confessing.
If Mike really wanted to distance himself from Lucy he should have been working towards it well before the confession, given it was clear he was starting to dislike her before that little event. Similarly he doesn’t have to potentially destroy some of his and/or her other friendships to rid himself of her. He shouldn’t really be letting sandy have such an influence on his friendship with Lucy given Sandy doesn’t know a great deal about the dynamics of their friendship (though i can deff agree with sandy’s concerns) and his explosion in this chapter, while predictable, and not entirely unjustified, was very harsh, blunt and tactless.
There are a couple reasons why we’re all standing her demonizing mike or lucy (mostly mike) as if we ourselves are any better. Hindsight is 20 20 and it’s much easier to stand on the sidelines then it is out on the sporting field. We can say “if that were me i would have done this” or “mike is being so tactless right now” because we are for the most part emotionally detached and we have more then milliseconds to think about what we would do an say in these situations. We know more about the pair as a whole then the pair themselves and we have nothing on the line. We can easily stand back, apply logic and reason and draw sensible (or as it seems, questionable) conclusions. Mike and Lucy can’t, because they’re there, with a lot on the line, huge emotional involvement and motivations and no real time to think of their next move
The second and more important reason is that Mike and Lucy are written as being Human (well, felines, but ya know what i mean). Most everything that has happened is realistic to how this would play out between two hot headed teenagers with very limited life experience. Both mike and lucy would one day look back on this and wonder how there were ever so dumb, stubborn and unreasonable to each other. This is just what people do.
So, that one bitch, I do value your opinion, in fact I value it very highly. Its the tidal waves of mindless mike hate that are driving me nuts
Alpharius December 23, 2011, 1:37 AM EST.
I can’t help but think the “I’ll leave the whole thing in your locker” is in reference to the bag in her hand.
The bag full of vomit and phone.
You know, as a last parting gift for Mike.
MadH December 23, 2011, 1:37 AM EST.
This is why I hate Lucy. She ruins EVERYTHING! Cats, so much Drama…
Hiroshu the Brony December 23, 2011, 1:44 AM EST.
Well this will surely make the situation better.
OFN-41 December 23, 2011, 1:57 AM EST.
…. Wow, Mike.
If you weren’t an a** before, you are now. I can say that.
“I HATE YOU, NO ONE LOVES YOU, YOU’RE A PARASITE AND I HOPE YOU DIE wait wait wait where are you going? We still have a report to do.”
And Lucy, errgghhhh I am so dissappointed in her. Come on, come on! The guy said every single awful word he could to you, and after that, after all of that you’re still going to write the report on your own? I’m sure even Mike supporters here would agree that Mike -really- doesn’t deserve that kind of favor at the moment.
Skygaze December 23, 2011, 1:59 AM EST.
Daaaaaaaaaaaw Lucy’s being nice and taking her puke out for him
U know I think she really is changing
Cus this is really quite selfless
She’s NOT ruining his relationship via call or text
She’s NOT trying to commit suicide in his room
And she’s NOT leaving her smelly puke in the room or trashy said room
Also she’s leaving without confronting him
That means several things
1) she has his words and dislike towards her
2) she understands that Mike wants her out of his life
3) she’s growing up and becoming more matur
It’s all very sad really
Shoop-a-doop December 23, 2011, 1:59 AM EST.
That whole “Your only Friends are coming with me” was the hammer upon the sword. The damage is DONE. We can only wait & see if Mike is worthy o’ redemption, if he feels even remotely guilty, then I believe theres a chance
Major Renko December 23, 2011, 2:00 AM EST.
Change is the law of Life. Those who look to the past, or present, are certain to miss the future….
Extendo Mags December 23, 2011, 2:03 AM EST.
Taeshi, what? What is that? That large darky-red panel at the bottom! So much blank SPAAAYCE. *asplode*
Vercetti December 23, 2011, 2:06 AM EST.
It’s not like she’ll have anything else to do, Mike.
Vigtyr December 23, 2011, 2:10 AM EST.
I have a feeling that Lucy may have stolen Mike’s phone… I mean she was looking at it a few pages ago. If that’s the case, I wonder what she’s gonna do with it… hmm… What is she up to? :\
Other than that, I’m now looking forward to Monday to see what happens next! ^^
Guest D December 23, 2011, 2:16 AM EST.
Eh, after reading this page and realizing that not only do I not want to theorize what she’s up to, but I don’t even care anymore. I think I’m done with this comic. I hit my limit, and I don’t really see this as being realistic anymore. Mike’s 180 character turn has rather killed the fun for me, sorry. Have fun y’all, and good luck.
StatingTheObvious December 23, 2011, 2:18 AM EST.
I CAN SEE IT
FEELING IN MIKE’S EYES
Anyways, Lucy really needed to take out the trash anyway, doesn’t matter if she threw up, it’s a trash can!!! )<
By the way were they in Haley’s room, or just, does Mike like the color pink. LIKE A REAL MAN?
But Lucy be good girl, do homework for everyone and spread smiles and crap. Also, she take out garbage, like my own cats cats cats.
MERP December 23, 2011, 2:19 AM EST.
You should have left the puke in the trashcan, Lucy. (At least thats what it LOOKS like is in the bag…) but it probably is Mike’s phone. :T Who knows? Only Taeshi and Suitcase xD
Silversoma December 23, 2011, 2:22 AM EST.
Anyone else think that she has the phone in her right hand?
Who here still likes Mike? I mean granted he’s done a few harsh things but he’s still a good guy.
JetFire December 23, 2011, 2:22 AM EST.
jetfire, i still like mike as a character, as a person i’d find him a bit difficult to be around right now, but i can say the same for various friends at various times. we all have our moments ya know.
Alpharius December 23, 2011, 2:33 AM EST.
hiroshu, that’s like saying someone who gets taken into an alley and violated against their will, then shot in the head, is the reason the vegetables in the marketplace are rotting.
anyway, i wonder if lucy did anything to mike’s phone… i hope she sent texts to sandy, or took his phone, or something!
come on, lucy… you better not let me down, unleash your anger!
the dark side awaits you… darth vader, ganondorf, SEPHIROTH!
join their ranks, lucy… join me!
you want to hurt mike, you know it to be true!
Thanatos December 23, 2011, 2:34 AM EST.
Today isn’t Friday? o.o
We must have different time zones ^^
Anyway, am I the only one still trying to process all of this?
Michelle December 23, 2011, 2:37 AM EST.
yeah, totally. He dumped a girl who liked him, broke her heart into pieces and covered each one with a ton of ****, and told her every single thing that could make a person want to kill herself, and also he thought of his friends as of dummies who would follow him no matter how much of a jerk he was but hey, he is a nise guy to, eeeh… Sandy! And to his mom! He deserves a huggg
voices in my head December 23, 2011, 2:39 AM EST.
HOW IS HE NOT SUSPICIOUS??!!
RayleneQuinn December 23, 2011, 2:43 AM EST.
It’s what I would do. Who would want to work with him after all of that drama? I sure wouldn’t. I also couldn’t trust him to get an A for me if I ditched him. Might as well just do the work to get my mind off of him.
I totally know how you feel, Lucy (not with the whole romantic interest, tho). Just get out of there with your dignity.
Spladle of Doom December 23, 2011, 2:48 AM EST.
And how did he mess up in acting again?
Joey December 23, 2011, 3:17 AM EST.
Notice how we don’t see her eyes, they must be really demented and is probably gonna keep me up tonight wondering what her eyes look like
CTS4Kouhei December 23, 2011, 3:24 AM EST.
Ah… So she just wanted to see what the text was that was the trigger for Mike’s transformation into Mr. Hyde. And by the look of it, if she did say anything to Sandy, she said something like “He’s telling his mom. I’m sorry for everything I did to him ~Lucy.”
She’s maintaining her dignity. I hope she does make it home.
… I’m not so sure she will….
Boy this chapter likes to change my views, I was looking back to the comments in the earlier pages of the chapter and I found a rant of mine I don’t remember making about how Augustus was the devil and Mike and Sandy should break up and die horribly.
I think I’m about as far away from that as I can be without switching completely over to the darkside (Hardcore MikeXSandy) or supporting AugustusXLucy. Surely I don’t have any particular pairing in mind anymore, I just want this to end happy or at least bitterSWEET.
Since I’m trying to predict myself as far ahead as possible, here’s an off topic possibility: her singing will suffer.
@CTS4Kouhei I think it’s something that they do in Anime when someone’s showing an uncharacteristically blank face. Aka, her eyes are empty of emotion, she’s staring at nothing and won’t meet his eyes.
Biblioholic December 23, 2011, 3:25 AM EST.
I have a hunch that Lucy put Mike’s cell phone in that bag with her vomit. As gross as it sounds…
Warrior December 23, 2011, 3:43 AM EST.
LOL why are they talking about that after mike just had a sh!t fit
paulosawesome December 23, 2011, 3:43 AM EST.
…..Tsk Tsk tsk, Mike. You had it coming to you! Of course, if you’re not a total moron, then you’ll know that Lucy took Mike’s phone. Unbeknownst to Mike is to the fact that he could of prevented this whole F$%*ING catastrophe by keeping his pie-hole shut! I was never a Mike fan myself, but is have to take Lucy’s side on this one. The complete and utter thought of the possibilities Lucy could do to Mike’s phone…well let’s just skip ahead to resume babbling. If NONE of you have sense at all, you’d know that Mike took it much too far for Lucy to take…that is without reacting in such a way that will cause Mike to see the error of his ways. Given the amount of time Lucy was alone, I’d say Lucy had not come up with the plan, but stumbles along, creating the outcome as she goes. My conclusion- Mike went overboard. Lucy is planning something devious. Mike is going to pay. Video game saying of the day- “Kill all sons of bitches, that’s my official instructions.” - Ellis (Left 4 Dead 2)
Roxas427 December 23, 2011, 3:47 AM EST.
Advise of the day-to-day “To take advantage of anyone is to create your own spiritual and emotional grave.”
Sora123 December 23, 2011, 3:52 AM EST.
Nice of her to take her barf with her. Very considerate.
BJMcG December 23, 2011, 4:09 AM EST.
I think this is quite interesting; no-one seems to be thinking of the consequences of lucy messaging sandy or taking his phone. Before now, I was convinced that the others wouldn’t abandon Lucy. Now, however, I’m not sure. If mike tells them she interfered, the daisy and abbey at least would stick up for him, and even Paulo might feel she’s gone too far, making Lucy feel even worse and creating a noticable split within the group.
Of course, taeshi might be pulling the wool over our eyes, and it might turn out that Lucy didn’t even touch the phone and the dramatic build up was simply a red herring…
Prussia-sama December 23, 2011, 4:21 AM EST.
Close shave. Wait- what WAS that she took, anyway?
Also, what is this I see in Mike? Slight hints of concern? I’m pretty sure he has a reason or two for wanting her to stay (the way I interpret it); one of ‘em not because he wasn’t done throwing stuff at her. Probably. Then there’s the essay; the most likely… Guess I’ll have to wait till Monday to find out like everyone else.
Harris012 December 23, 2011, 4:34 AM EST.
that’s what i’m thinking as well, we concentrated on the phone for the past two pages and now all of a sudden the part of the bed with the phone on it is covered by panels. the amount of effort she’s putting into trying to make it look like lucy’s gonna do something bad with the phone is either 1. a telegraphed punch (meaning you can see the build up for it from a mile away) or 2. a red herring. i’m voting the latter cause this page has a red herring vibe to it at least from my perspective.
strider December 23, 2011, 4:37 AM EST.
I bet she threw that phone right with her barf in that bag
Blackstar117 December 23, 2011, 4:52 AM EST.
So Mike throws a crapload of insults and putdowns, then expects Lucy to stick around? Wow.
KiwiKoala December 23, 2011, 4:58 AM EST.
Whatever is in the bag is gonna make Mikey’s Monday really, really great!
I MEAN MY MONDAY.
darnitmike December 23, 2011, 4:58 AM EST.
also one other thing, why would she throw it in a bag of barf? wouldn’t that short out and damage the phone rendering it useless?
strider December 23, 2011, 5:06 AM EST.
….. I love you so much right now finally the tension is lessened
Have to say it is interesting how Mike seemed to not want her to go even after he built himself up to fight with her and tried to stop her from coming over to finish the assignment. In some parts it’s almost as if he wants to hurt her
ps. Lucy is awesome <3
Korpaen December 23, 2011, 5:18 AM EST.
My favourite part of this has just been Mike’s mood swings from “I hate you and want you to die you *****” to “:D”
elinn December 23, 2011, 5:25 AM EST.
@voices in my head
Actually, Mike never dated anyone besides Sandy and he has not broken up with her.
I’m sure Lucy is the saint in this whole comic, I mean she was the best friend anyone could have, Bullying Mike all the way up until they left Acapulco, bullying him so much to the point where he actually thinks that is what a friend does. How about her constant neediness for affection, after Mike rejected her feelings she jumped right onto the next person who happened to have a girl friend at the time.
Mike doesn’t want Lucy to kill herself, he needs to try and get it through to her that she can’t depend on him and solely him for everything and so far ignoring her, staring at her with a dark look and saying that he is not her “Babysitter” hasn’t gone through so he has to be plain, simple and somewhat harsh.
He didn’t say all his friends would follow him, only Daisy because they have known each other for a long time and have a good friendship, he acknowledges the fact that Abbey, Paulo and David would follow due to their friendship with each other.
I’m not saying everything Mike has done is perfect and that his actions haven’t been at some points over drastic and harsh. I’m saying that at heart he is a good guy, he is just trying to sort out his life.
JetFire December 23, 2011, 5:29 AM EST.
Poor Lucy but is it just me, or does Mike actually look concerned on this page? Didn’t see that coming! Hm… I wonder what’s in the bag… (willing to bet his phone’s in there, but tbh if I was in Lucy’s shoes I’d be tempted to leave the puke in his room xD)
ishallnotclown December 23, 2011, 5:42 AM EST.
ishallnotclown is right mike looks really conerned to me or he actually feels bad for lucy poor lucy
notpop78 December 23, 2011, 6:09 AM EST.
@ Derp. I don’t think he acted unreasonable with daisy at that fair. Quite the opposite, daisy was being stupid and douchy to him. He’d made it very clear multiple times that he wasn’t interested in her romantically, he was again, already with sandy and he didn’t exactly push her into Augustus. He couldn’t have known Ausgustus was there, who would have? he left her alone in a public well populated fair ground. Seriously, what’s the problem with that?
Is Mike not allowed to assert himself? Does he not get to make his own decisions in terms of friendships and relationships? Is it morally wrong that Mike doesn’t want to hang out with someone who regularly beats him? How come Lucy can get away with regularly giving the guys serious nose bleeds, regularly kicking mike out of her house, regularly starting arguments with him over nothing but Mike isn’t allowed to assert himself and say “no daisy, i don’t want to date you, stop trying to force yourself on me” or “I’m sick of the way you treat me Lucy, i’m done with it”?
And don’t try to tell me that the violence and fights are part of their friendship, because that’s for two people to decide, the actual friends involved, and Mike has decided that no, he doesn’t want to be in a friendship that involves such behaviour.
Simple question Derp, are you perfect? have you ever been unreasonable to someone? ever lost your temper? ever been frustrated? I mean seriously, Mike goes through the jerky phase of puberty and suddenly there is no redemption for him is there?
Mike has been harsh, blunt and jerky, no point denying that, but I challenge you to find anyone over the age of 15 who maintains a standard social life who has not been any one of these things at some point in their life, let alone an adult who has lived a full life
Alpharius December 23, 2011, 6:15 AM EST.
ok, screw my usual bit involving ridiculous and shockingly blatant sexual explanations. I need to laugh at this one.
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA DAS RIGHT, ****ERRRRRR
…I shouted this out loud in my house, in which I do not live alone.
ObsidianSnow December 23, 2011, 6:21 AM EST.
I cannot believe the unlikely scenario happened.
Does that mean that hopes can coincide with reality?
I was so sure there’d be another conflict, I should have given it more thought…
Anyway, a big hand to Lucy everybody! To actually keep her cool and leave quietly. I’m impressed. *clap* *clap*
She broke? That would be heartrending, so I’ll be positive and think she’s just a bigger person now.
Mike cannot seriously be thinking that they should work on the project now is he? If he’s really thinking anything that whatever happened was normal, then I wonder for him, i really do. Either he’s willfully ignoring the atmosphere he caused, or he just doesn’t care. I wonder.
About the phone…
I think she didn’t take it. I hope she didn’t take it. Would solve nothing, really
I always imagine in every comment section
It asks the question:
What was your reaction
To this situation?
Hence why i can live with what people comment.
So chill, o ye complainers.
For bashing solves nothing.
Well, no more cliffhangers. Woo.
Never here December 23, 2011, 6:23 AM EST.
ITS A TRAP!
Ragna December 23, 2011, 6:24 AM EST.
There’s probably barf in that bag. The thing is, guys, she doesn’t need to take the phone with her, just copy down the number somewhere and call Sandy later. I suppose she could have taken it with her, but what I just described seems like a much more subtle way for me.
Crinias December 23, 2011, 6:28 AM EST.
She sorta reminds me of my cousin, she can be very bitter, but tries to do ‘some’ good.
PurpleLeaf December 23, 2011, 6:30 AM EST.
Granted he has done some harm to Daisy, such as unintentionally taking her best friend away from her when they were in kinder garden… Pretty sure that’s it for her, he never intentionally ignored Daisy nor sort to hurt her feelings in anyway, as I said previously, his actions can sometimes be somewhat harsh such as telling Daisy that she disgusts him after she forcefully kissed him him against his will.
Also if you look at it his actions in a differentt light, he pushed her towards both 2 people who truly had feelings for her
JetFire December 23, 2011, 6:55 AM EST.
Think you might have gone a little overboard, huh, Mike? Well, what’s done is done. Poor Lucy. :[
I really hope she didn’t mess with his phone.
limzee December 23, 2011, 6:56 AM EST.
All that drama and only now you mention the essay Mike?
Kou December 23, 2011, 6:57 AM EST.
she has the phone, doesn’t she…
Bit-small December 23, 2011, 6:59 AM EST.
She put the phone in the puke bag, and is gonna dismantle it at home. I’m calling it right now.
Turtle Hermit December 23, 2011, 7:12 AM EST.
@Matt: well, if Mike has more than two neurons he’ll just call his phone
7 December 23, 2011, 7:28 AM EST.
There is something with the phone obviously… She may spend the weekend calling Sandy and then give the phone back with the essay. I don’t think the will be mean to Mike, even if he is acting like a jerk she still love him and however she is a good person, not the kind that will fill someone else locker with puke…
Or is she? It so hard to tell what she can do out of despair… Hate is so close to love.
AsOfSpade December 23, 2011, 7:30 AM EST.
Alright, we pretty much all of us are calling the phone thing.
Now I can see this going one of two ways.
A. Lucy starts texting things to Sandy, pretending to be Mike, and saying horrible horrible things to get her to break up with him. Or set up something to make her hurt him emotionally when she visits…if she visits.
B. Alternatively, Lucy may very well CALL Sandy, try to talk things out. She tried to accept the whole Sandy x Mike thing. She hasn’t been coping well lately, but she was sort of ok in the beginning. At the very least she doesn’t want to lose him; so maybe after some “girl talk” she can get Sandy on her side.
Wolfe December 23, 2011, 7:35 AM EST.
If she deliberately tries to mess up Mike’s relationship with Sandy, my respect level with Lucy will drop to sub-zero levels.
You just don’t do that sort of thing.
Darth GW7 December 23, 2011, 7:42 AM EST.
I actually forgot she was there because of the essay.
Well, have fun with what you’re doing Lucy?
I guess it’s called sweet revenge…lol
BonBonToro December 23, 2011, 7:48 AM EST.
Mike actually seems like he’s feeling a bit guilty now, judging by some of his facial expressions… Maybe he’s realizing how much of a stupid jerkface he is.
Also, Biblio, your comments are the best. Not sure if you posted yet ^^’
Starthefox December 23, 2011, 7:49 AM EST.
Yes! i hope that phone’s in the bag, anyway i love you Lucy, Mike doesn’t deserve ya
Freddyz December 23, 2011, 8:18 AM EST.
Mike has already done several things that “you just don’t do.” Mike has systematically done his damnedest to destroy Lucy. And according to him, after January, he’s going to try and take away everything she has left.
As far as I’m concerned (perhaps sandy doesn’t deserve the collateral, but lucy is no longer in her right mind), Mike deserves whatever Lucy is going to do to him. Be that destroying his relationship or what have you. He used to be my favorite character because he sort of reminded my of myself. Not going to lie, he’s currently the opposite of what I want to be.
Alphieus December 23, 2011, 8:23 AM EST.
@freddyz and anyone else who says the phone is in the bag. Look at how many comics are left in the chapter. Not enough time to do so
Charmdra December 23, 2011, 8:24 AM EST.
What was that?!
Not “kicking his butt” time of Lucy anymore?
badger December 23, 2011, 8:27 AM EST.
I read many comments of people insulting lucy as if she actually stole the phone.
do you know if she took it? NO!!!!!!
we will see in the next pages so shut up with the “lucy you are a bitch I hate you” etc. !!!!!
I hate people that write without thinking.
if she took the phone, mike would realize it even before she gets out of the house. it would be even worse if she put it in the bag with the puke, for obvious reasons (and a lot of people forgot that lucy can somehow put small items in her ribbon).
I don’t think she wants to do something bad, since she took the bag not letting mike to know why. she could leave it there to make him feel guilty or something, or just to make the room smell bad, if she wanted revenge.
revenge… I really don’t know how people can think she wants it. against mike. really, guys…
boh... December 23, 2011, 8:33 AM EST.
I know most of this is basically Sandy’s fault, but Mike could of been nicer to Lucy about the whole I-want-nothing-to-do-with-you-anymore bit. I used to be LucyxMike, but now that I see how Mike really is, I am leaning now towards LucyxPaulo and Mike being alone.
Howerz December 23, 2011, 8:42 AM EST.
they’re just trying to justify THEIR want of lucy to take the phone. they just want her to take the phone for revenge but they don’t want to be hypocrites for agreeing with her possible future actions with said phone, since dang near everything she could do with the phone would be bad. so they criticize her and look like paper thin saints themselves. but yeah i think this is a red herring anyways, in the next page we’ll probably see that the phone is still on the bed and probably turned on to the text that sandy sent, that’s about it. but then again taeshi could be pushing to make lucy into the queen of all biatches (past tess ver 2.0) if so, well, i don’t know, it’ll feel like a really weak plot point and done with a very telegraphed delivery. so yeah i’ll stick with the red herring theory.
WTF, how is any of this sandy’s fault? mike and lucy’s actions are solely their own, that’s life if you screw up only you are to blame. nobody put a gun to either of their heads and made them act the way they did,
strider December 23, 2011, 8:45 AM EST.
I think, and hope, if she did anything she just deleted her number from his phone. I hope that that’s just the trash bag, thus mike not being totally weirded out by her taking something from his room (that is the only explanation I can think of).
She’s better than that. I really hope that she is at least.
Will December 23, 2011, 8:46 AM EST.
3 pages left in the chapter! I can’t wait to see how it ends!
TurtleMan December 23, 2011, 8:47 AM EST.
Well, I have to hand it over to Mike for STILL wanting to write an essay after what just happened. Talk about dedication.
Also, if Lucy had enough time to bag the puke, she would have more than enough time to look at the text, or whatever she wanted to do, with no need to take the phone. Mike would obviously notice if the phone was missing. All he would have to do is tilt the head slightly to the side and Lucy knows it. And since she seems to want to get out of the house and leave Mike, her taking the phone seems unlikely at best, since Mike would have no issue of running after her to take the phone back.
Ditto December 23, 2011, 9:07 AM EST.
So…Mike tells her to leave…then when she does he says they still have their paper to write? Boy needs to make up his mind.
He just tore her to shreds and expects her to stick around? Especially after being physically sick? Why?
He really must be bipolar to switch on a dime like that.
That Guy December 23, 2011, 9:12 AM EST.
Haha mike you dick she took your phone! Now look whose getting worried!
Nick wolf December 23, 2011, 9:13 AM EST.
Mike: Why does it smell like vomit?…
Iris December 23, 2011, 9:20 AM EST.
Mike is such a jerk. I would’ve shoved that paper up his furry behind.
I wonder if Lucy just took out the trash (snack wrappings + vomit?) or took something more precious to Mike … But if she did so, wouldn’t he notice before she got out of the front door?
LH December 23, 2011, 9:29 AM EST.
What is Lucy bringing home?? is it her vomit or mike’s phone?? Hmmm….. just wait for MONDAY…. I guess
Bird :) December 23, 2011, 9:41 AM EST.
Maybe she put the phone IN the vomit.
ket December 23, 2011, 9:45 AM EST.
ehehehehe lucy took it she took the cell finally mike will feel how she did and torn person i cant wait to see what happends~!
Lionesst December 23, 2011, 9:52 AM EST.
We never see Lucy’s eyes any more
The phone’s in the bag! The phone’s in the bag!
I wonder how long it’ll really take Mike to notice that his biotchy girlfriend isn’t going, ” MAISHUL!!!!! OH MAISHUL!!!!!”
Shamber December 23, 2011, 9:54 AM EST.
deja de torturar a pobre de lucy y de ja q el tal de mikiiii se balla a la re p*** q lo pario 8(
daisyxabbey December 23, 2011, 9:55 AM EST.
after what Mike’s said to her, she’s being a really big person right now, i’m a little surprised.
asimplefangirl December 23, 2011, 9:57 AM EST.
YOU DOING IT WROOOONG.
YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO LEAVE THE PUKE THERE.
Emily December 23, 2011, 9:57 AM EST.
Oh my God.. Mike, you *******. You think that now since you just told her off and all like a total belligerent flaming ******* that she’s actually going to stay and work on this project with you like it’s no big deal?? Wow.
LemonFilling December 23, 2011, 10:03 AM EST.
A two day cliff hanger for that,shoot
lov/hate December 23, 2011, 10:04 AM EST.
what have you done lucy
momoa December 23, 2011, 10:07 AM EST.
I have money that she took his phone I mean serriously shes mad shes takeing out a bag that isn’t see through and shes supper mad at you tst tst Mike you should be nice to her but just tell her to back off for a bit and not spill every liltle detale to Sandy I mean heres how Mike is;
Mike:Sandy bla bla bla Sandy bla bla bla bla ect.
Whos in aggrement?!
Phunwa December 23, 2011, 10:18 AM EST.
I’m team Alpharius. Very well said, sir.
Hal December 23, 2011, 10:18 AM EST.
I don’t really want Sandy to get a full-on lecture from Lucy - mostly because Sandy hasn’t done anything other than worry that her boyfriend has fallen prey to what SHE thinks is a horrible monster that will steal her Maishul away.
I’m pretty sure Lucy wouldn’t do that anyway; Sandy would tell Mike and then Mike would be really ticked at Lucy for another reason.
Sounds like other option is to send Sandy a faux breakup text… Heheh.
Tickle Monster December 23, 2011, 10:22 AM EST.
What? That’s all? Wait, no! More action please! Mike, grab her arm, do you wanna listen explications? Eh? Eh?
Kyosuke December 23, 2011, 10:28 AM EST.
Wait, by “whole thing” does she mean all of that barf?
I hope she means that she’s putting the barf in his locker.
hiromiyamoto27 December 23, 2011, 10:34 AM EST.
..wait, what’s in the bag? The puke? But it doesn’t look like a trash bag… also, NICE TAESHI, angling the bed and using the panels to cover it so we can’t see if the phone is there. I’m mean, of course she wouldn’t show us if it was there, I just like the way she did it.
**** YOU, DOUCHE CAT. Now he’s acting ****ing concerned. AAAUUUGGGH. I want to stab him in the eye.
Clare December 23, 2011, 10:36 AM EST.
you’re an ***, maybe that person is new and doesn’t know their are very few spanish speaking commenters on this thread. i mean, christ, taeshi put enough spanish lingo in the comic to fill a middle school textbook; so it could be interpreted as there are bilingual readers as well. also is it really that hard to open google translate and see what they said. open your horizons ishkish (in case your wondering that last word is from my native language which you’ll never find because it’s only known to one tribe in one race on this earth.)
strider December 23, 2011, 10:38 AM EST.
i would never trust a person who lacks eyeballs.
decent cliffhanger, nice work.
jamie_mac December 23, 2011, 10:41 AM EST.
Well then, thats nice of her to do that for him, but what some people may be asking is “What is in the bag?” I have a good guess of what it is.
Starkeyblade December 23, 2011, 10:41 AM EST.
Okay prove me if I’m wrong, but did I just see Lucy take Michael’s phone, Mike be okay with it, and her leave? o.O
Anonymus December 23, 2011, 10:43 AM EST.
Mike, just you wait, you *******, just you wait. You’re gonna pay for your stupid arrogance…
Sarge December 23, 2011, 10:43 AM EST.
First time comment after 4 years of reading, only here to give out a massive QFT to Alpharius… lovely.
Now to await some nasty drama.
Azarhac December 23, 2011, 10:46 AM EST.
She’s stealing Mike’s phone! 0.O
Someguy December 23, 2011, 11:16 AM EST.
Anti-climax! I’m still on edge, this chapter isn’t over yet. After what has happened, he thought that she would want to work? How foolish of him. And that bag, what is inside of it? Michael’s waste alongside of Lucy’s shattered heart and destroyed hopes? Or is there something else? One more week left until the end of this very impressive chapter.
Redd December 23, 2011, 11:17 AM EST.
see, I used to think Mike was cool, I even picked up the whole scarf thing from his character (it really helps in the winter here). Now, I think he’s kinda a dick…..
-anti character development-
Devin December 23, 2011, 11:19 AM EST.
I agree, mike is being an ***, I mean, he could have really turned things around, but instead, he’s made it worse.
Church December 23, 2011, 11:22 AM EST.
Good girl Lucy…just end the friendship for now. At least, I hope that is what she is doing.
Iris December 23, 2011, 11:30 AM EST.
Well at least shes done crying and freaking out(for now). Its good to see her finally getting away from him before he does more damage. AND REALLT MIKE?! AFTER ALL THAT YOU JUST DECIDE THAT YOU AND HER SHOULD KEEP WORKING LIKE NOTHING HAPPENED?! **** YOU…
I bet lucy has that phone in her bag
Now we play the waiting game….
Meh December 23, 2011, 11:38 AM EST.
She took the phone…
Avory December 23, 2011, 11:42 AM EST.
I hope that’s not a trash bag full of barf she’s hiding that stolen phone in.
QuetzaDrake December 23, 2011, 11:44 AM EST.
What kind of erks me at this point is that he is WONDERING WHY she is leaving now. I mean really….do you really expect someone to want to stick around after that kind of a verbal beat down? Honestly? That’s just rude and selfish. Look, Mike made his point now there are going to be repercussions.
Iris December 23, 2011, 11:45 AM EST.
@strider Oh lord, you made me laugh hard with the comment of the barf bag. It’s true, why would she put it in a pile of regurgitation?? Thats repulsive, and just plain dumb.
I just love to see people bicker and insult fictional characters for things they did not see them do, or blame their faults on eachother [or Sandy] I highly doubt Lucy did anything against Sandy or Mike. She was always highly supportive of them, dispite her own pain. I just hope she leaves with dignity, and not give the crazy fandom a reason to say their idiocy.
C: December 23, 2011, 11:57 AM EST.
Think back to Lucy’s conversation with Augustus, when he told her he could cope as long as he knew Daisy was smiling and happy, even if it was with someone else. I think Lucy was trying to do that, trying to grow up a little and focus on Mike’s happiness over her own. And now he does all of this.
Abusive friendship or not, to completely destroy someone’s self image, especially someone you know depends on you almost absolutely, is despicable and unforgiveable. And yet, if I had to guess, I think Lucy is going to ask Sandy to take care of Mike and keep him happy and smiling. So I’m sorry to all the Mike/Lucy shippers, but he simply does not deserve her…
BiCaBoKe December 23, 2011, 11:59 AM EST.
holy context f**** batman, to paraphrase he said which parts we’re gonna work on. he didn’t say anything about those parts being done together. he wasn’t assuming she’d work with him, he was gonna split up the responsibilities for the assignment. that’s it, why is everyone thinking he meant she was gonna work with him? he never said together, he never said we need to finish this assignment now. so why does everyone think he meant that he intended to go right back to work with her on the assignment?
what, WHAT? stabbed her in the back? he didn’t betray her. that wasn’t dishonest or deceitful so again i ask, WHAT?
strider December 23, 2011, 12:01 PM EST.
Lucy i am officially proud of you deary! he stabbed you in the back and now it’s time that you stab him straight through the heart! >:D
artisticScratch December 23, 2011, 12:04 PM EST.
Have you been taking plot lessons from M. Night Shyamalan?
The ironic thing is I’m listening to Paradise by Coldplay.
Hinochi December 23, 2011, 12:31 PM EST.
stuff is about to go down!!!
joefox December 23, 2011, 12:55 PM EST.
@strider: yeah but just the thought of even wanting to do that at this point seems crazy. To have to set aside what was just said to her for the sake of finishing or splitting the tasks of the essay is no easy feat by any means let alone for someone as emotionally unstable as Lucy (at least now she is).
Iris December 23, 2011, 12:55 PM EST.
Good for Lucy! She’s walking away, with, what might be, Mike’s cell phone. Oh well, poor angry Mike. Now Lucy has time to think about things and what her next move will be.
A few possible moves Lucy could make:
1. Get revenge on Mike
2. Turn everybody agenst Mike
3. Avoid Mike
5. Learn to cope with the fact that Mike dosn’t love her.
6. Try and make Mike happy and retain their friendship again.
There are probably some other moves, but those are just the ones I can think of at the moment.
If it was me, I would just completely avoid Mike and, despite how I might feel, learn to cope with the fact Mike dosn’t have feelings for me, but hey, that’s just me.
megeriffic December 23, 2011, 12:57 PM EST.
Taeshi, I wish I could hug you ; A ; I read your diary and it made me just so sad that you feel that way… I wish I could be your friend.
Also, the comic is getting really good! Every time I check for an update, my heart starts pounding~ I can’t wait for Monday
katestrife06 December 23, 2011, 12:57 PM EST.
Did she put the phone in her puke bag? … ewww.
Jax December 23, 2011, 1:04 PM EST.
why should we wait all weekend to find out what the hell happens!!!!
woody December 23, 2011, 1:24 PM EST.
For starters, I’m wondering why Mike is asking any question when he supposedly doesn’t care about her anymore!! Though I am on the side where I believe Mike is exaggerating how he feels about her, he could do a better job at showing he doesn’t care after telling her she’s an awful person.
Second, I don’t understand why some of you are being encouraging on her getting revenge or something like it. While she definitely shouldn’t be nice to him and should completely avoid him, she shouldn’t try to get revenge either. How is that going to make Mike like her any better? But if the phone’s in that bag as most of us believe, she already screwed herself up anyway.
Toffee December 23, 2011, 1:31 PM EST.
@iris, it’s not crazy, i mean would you want to fail a course? cause essays are usually worth a big part of the grade, that and the teacher isn’t gonna give two slits if a set of partners are having personal problems with each other. so yeah i’d be concerned with getting the assignment done too.
strider December 23, 2011, 1:46 PM EST.
so sad -hug for lucy-
Jonny_M December 23, 2011, 1:47 PM EST.
She’s very good at screwing herself up, isn’t she?
Darth GW7 December 23, 2011, 1:54 PM EST.
Wow… thats unbelieveable…. after all that **** mike said about lucy he still expects her to work with him in their essay?!
okay… all respect for mike was just thrown out the window..
..well… mabye not all… scarfs are awesome
Sue December 23, 2011, 1:54 PM EST.
wait what, you’ve lost respect for him because he still wants her to work with him?
What is he supposed to do? Tell her to do it all by herself? Not do it at all and get into trouble at school?
That’s a dumb reason to dislike Mike, especially considering all the other possible reasons such as the fact that he’s ignoring Lucy and told her he hates her.
Darth GW7 December 23, 2011, 1:58 PM EST.
Lucy may have said that she was gonna leave the whole thing (assuming the paper) in Mike’s locker, but that doesn’t mean that she is going to write anything. She could say that so Mike doesn’t write anything, and then they have nothing to turn in… Hope that isn’t her plan..
Wugfish December 23, 2011, 2:15 PM EST.
So I noticed that the phone’s gone from the bed. Is it obscured by panels or did it taken?
Danny December 23, 2011, 2:20 PM EST.
If I were mike I would write the paper myself as well just in case.
Also the worst she could do is dick around with his phone for a while until Mike figures out what is up. Its not like he doesn’t know Sandy’s number, he can just call her on another phone.
QuakeIV December 23, 2011, 2:22 PM EST.
A devilish thought popped into my mind…if Lucy did what I THINK she did…
Hehehe…Mike is gonna be finding all of it in there, alright.
Chocothunda December 23, 2011, 2:23 PM EST.
Well Mile did suggest doing it by himself at one point. So after all that why would he expect the both of them to be able to work together? I’m thinking since the bag is so lumpy there might be a broken phone in it? D8 I’m not sure how you bag puke, but yeah.
Mills December 23, 2011, 2:27 PM EST.
@danny, that will be explained next page. taeshi intentionally obscured the place where the phone would be to keep us in suspense as to the fate of the phone. (her stringing us along like this is starting to border on S&M for us. seriously we hate getting strung along like this but dang if we don’t come back every update even though we know their will be another string laid for us to follow to the next update.)
she puked into the trashcan, where i’m sure there was a liner. so she pulled the liner out with the vomit inside. as for it being lumpy, the lumpiness doesn’t match a broken cell phone, the shape of the bag is smooth enough to suggest some form of liquid so its vomit with papers and such mixed in.
not neccesarily, it could be a red herring. meaning the author fakes you out by making you focus on a fake clue so much that you don’t notice other things going on in the page.
strider December 23, 2011, 2:39 PM EST.
Hey I told you I hated you, completely lowered your self-esteem, told you all your friends would leave you cause they only like you for your looks, brought up the person you hate most, and leave you in my room alone while you threw up to tell my mom the person you hate most is coming over, why are you leaving?
Mike, you two aren’t going to be working on the project after that.
JL December 23, 2011, 2:40 PM EST.
If she is taking the puke, like some say, as well as his phone…
“I’ll leave the whole thing in your locker on Monday”
Anyone else think that she’s going to put puke in his locker?
That aside, she definitely has his phone. Most certainly.
blossom December 23, 2011, 2:45 PM EST.
If it was just papers up in there, it would be a little bit more lumpy, correct? Also, check the bottom of the bag again. Most of the bag is smooth, save for that one rectangular part of it. That rectangular part seems to be adding a bit more weight to the bag, aside from the vomit already in there.
Also, notice Lucy’s expression in the third panel.
All I have to say is:
Chocothunda December 23, 2011, 2:51 PM EST.
Oh Lucy, I hope you leave something really awful in his locker, like the bag of puke.
Half of me doesn’t think she has the phone because she knows Mike’s not stupid… he’s obsessed with that thing and he would just chase her down for it the second he realized it’s gone (especially since she’s leaving with a suspicious bag). But the other part of me thinks it’s a real possibility that she does have it because the progression of the last few pages set us up to believe she took it.
I hope she didn’t take his phone. I hope she proves him wrong and makes him feel like an ******* for all the things he said to her.
MasterRambler December 23, 2011, 2:52 PM EST.
Lucy has lost all emotion and has become a robot. Domo arigato Lucy Roboto for doin’ my job, nobody wants to.
Xenos December 23, 2011, 2:54 PM EST.
“Whatcha got in the bag, Lucy?”
“I stole your baby brother. He is mine now.”
Shiloh December 23, 2011, 2:56 PM EST.
Actually, that makes a lot of sense. I wouldn’t have thought of it at first, but it’s brilliant. Can’t wait to see what happens!
Drakesm December 23, 2011, 2:59 PM EST.
actually, i said paper AND stuff, meaning it could be something rectangular you’re seeing like a snack box. as for if she put the cell phone in the bag, she’d have to be pretty stupid. if it’s not broken it is now, because the liquid nature of the vomit would damage and render the phone useless. also theirs one big clue that she didn’t take the phone, mike would immediately notice if the phone was missing and would freak out on lucy before she could have gotten as far as she did. her shock was probably because she was looking at the text on the phone and had just sat the phone back down when mike came in. so….
TAKE THAT!!! (if your not making phoenix wright jokes i apologize for that line.)
strider December 23, 2011, 3:07 PM EST.
@strider: well yeah sure but the fact that he expects her to comply with that at this point is so incredibly selfish. If I were in his shoes and knowing who I am I would have thought that what I said was super harsh and thought…hey…it can wait a damn day.
Iris December 23, 2011, 3:14 PM EST.
since the page won’t let me edit my other post, you’re looking at it from the readers view. look at it in the characters view, mike’s perception is of the old lucy who could take him yelling at her, he didn’t see the damage he did. that’s not helped by the fact that lucy just grabbed the bag and walked out with barely saying anything, so in his perception she’s fine.
strider December 23, 2011, 3:28 PM EST.
@Strider: ACK! (And btw, making Phoenix Wright jokes, I was )
Didn’t think about the vomit mucking up the phone. That would make a large chunk of sense as to why it would be busted…
…god that was a bad pun …
HOWEVER! I still maintain that it’s possible that Lucy has taken Mike’s phone and dumped it in the bag, with Mike failing to notice it.*points to the bag*
Notice that the bag itself is in Lucy’s left hand, rather than her right. Also, keep in mind that his eyes have been focused on a total of two things in these last two pages: Lucy, and the bag.
If the bag was in Lucy’s right hand,
*dramatic desk slam*
he would’ve noticed that his phone was missing from the start!
Chocothunda December 23, 2011, 3:38 PM EST.
1. has her vomit in there
2. has Mike’s cellphone in there
3. has both in there
AND ALSO, maybe what she’ll leave in Mike’s loker wont be only the essay… maybe Mike’ll find something else (cell, vomit or both )
Cata :3 December 23, 2011, 3:44 PM EST.
@strider: fair enough, it still bothers me. I do not want to look at his point of view. I’ve been there (not exact situation obviously but the situation was definitely awkward). It’s just plain mean. It’s clearly a bad situation with both parties and both reacted in the only way they felt at the time. I can’t even imagine the pent up anger Mike had…just wish he would give her time to digest everything she just heard. Then again, it’s probably really hard for him to think of her at this moment. Anyway…still a dick move whether it’s justified or not.
Iris December 23, 2011, 3:44 PM EST.
A long as the phone is not in there,
Lucy you’ve done the right thing.
Freidrich von Wolfegang December 23, 2011, 3:46 PM EST.
okay i have no other phoenix wright jokes that don’t involve maya so yeah i’ll leave that out. (honestly i never got one particular plot device of the maya character’s appearances, it was like it was an excuse for them to show fan service in the form of double D cleavage shots. then again i only read a few of the PW manga’s so that’s probably why)
anyhow, she moves from the bed, even if mike’s eyes were tracking lucy his peripheral vision would’ve noticed something amiss if a certain rectangular black object was missing from the bed after she moved. i mean mike idolizes that phone as it’s a connection to sandy. it would be pretty hard to not notice if it went missing even if you only caught a peripheral glance.
sorry but the evidence just doesn’t add up to lucy taking the phone, she has the motive and the timing but the evidence presented doesn’t support lucy taking the phone. that evidence being mike’s reaction to what’s in his perception.
i never said it wasn’t a dick move, but it is a justified dick move.
strider December 23, 2011, 3:50 PM EST.
…..all I’m thinking is “Damn why’d lucky take the puke with her? Awwwww i wanted mikes room to stink up ” oh well apperently she’s more mature than that :c ….or maybe not lool according to all these 200+ comments she probly took the phone with her… but in that case then why would she say trust me? Doesn’t trust me usually mean “don’t worry I won’t do anything bad”?
I dunno i guess I’ll just have to wait until Monday damn weekend. Taeshi, you are the only possible person who could ever make me hate the weekend so much! Keep up the good work
Neila078 December 23, 2011, 3:51 PM EST.
This is one of the most up-to-schedule comics i have ever seen who the hell even complains.
Bread December 23, 2011, 4:02 PM EST.
Man, I love the comments on here….sooooooo funny….you guys take things too serious….
MidnightSnack December 23, 2011, 4:06 PM EST.
oh crap, i just noticed something, look at the tv’s position in the room. you can also see it from the doorway. that means the bed is perpendicular to the door meaning mike has a clear view of the entire bed from his position. meaning he would see the phone immediately when he entered the room, so why isn’t he going “where the hell is my phone?” because it’s still on the bed.
strider December 23, 2011, 4:07 PM EST.
yeaahh super detective strider!
boh... December 23, 2011, 4:13 PM EST.
She probably stole his phone. >:)
BlossomWolf December 23, 2011, 4:17 PM EST.
I feel sorry for Sandy actually, Yes Mike and Lucy are being two teenagers and I know how hard my teenage years where epically being someone who went threw the kind of abuse Mike has gone threw as well.
But all in all I feel very sorry for Sandy, at least fan based not comic based.
A lot of the Sandy hates coming from Lucy x Mike lovers who don’t want to see it broken, all Sandy’s done is form thoughts and options about Lucy based on what Mike’s said and what she’s herd from him.
Of thous it seems that she’s formed a dislike for Lucy, however not once has she flat out said(To our knowledge because we don’t see every conversation that they have) I don’t want you to be around Lucy I want you to destroy her and hurt her and make her feel like she’s treated you.
All she’s done is voice consurne and try to tell him that friends don’t commonly abuse other friends.
Now as for people saying that Mike’s abuse is deserved or that because he thought it was ok made it ok think about this.
There is something called Stockholm Syndrome, something I’ve personally suffered from TWICE in my lifetime which isn’t fun here have some info on it.
“What causes Stockholm Syndrome? Captives begin to identify with their captors initially as a defensive mechanism, out of fear of violence. Small acts of kindness by the captor are magnified, since finding perspective in a hostage situation is by definition impossible. Rescue attempts are also seen as a threat, since it’s likely the captive would be injured during such attempts.
It’s important to note that these symptoms occur under tremendous emotional and often physical duress. The behavior is considered a common survival strategy for victims of interpersonal abuse, and has been observed in battered spouses, abused children, prisoners of war, and concentration camp survivors. ”
So in my mind at least saying that Mike deserved the abuse is like saying a woman who dress’s sexy deserves to be raped which isn’t true however…
I’ll let you all make up your own minds over that, All in all they are both still teenagers in the end what neater of them has done is generally ok. Most blame should (if any) be put onto them if not there parents for not noticing anything and trying to stop things.
I do not support either side, I personally hope that Lucy dose not have the phone mainly because I don’t vote for revenge, is what Mike did ok? In my mind yes and no, I think it had to be done but he did go a little too far however I do think it was slightly needed. Will I pick a side for this fight,
HELL FLIPPING NO!!!!
Supporting a side here will mainly just add fuel to the fan based fire, Where part of me lies with Mike(Being a victim of abuse myself) I chose to try not to let that side over rule some of his actions. As for the other part it lies with Lucy but that’s just because I hope for her change into something better.
However my main support is towards Sandy who(At least with a chunk of the fan base) seems like the main enemy whom they would if could go and murder just to see Mike end up with Lucy. When in truth she’s done nothing but try to support her lover.(Haven’t we all?)
I am sorry for this wall of text as well as I know it is a very long wall… xD
Dchan December 23, 2011, 4:19 PM EST.
@strider: Oh no question about it; Mike sticks to that phone like peanut butter sticks to the top of a dog’s mouth. It’s his only link to Sandy.
CRAP! He DOES have full view of his be—
Or…wait a minute…
TECHNICALLY, he would have a full view of his bed and his phone…if it weren’t for a two things.
I present these three pages:
Notice how in the first two pages, the phone is really close to the head of his bed, right near the pillows, even. Page 35 shows us another thing: Mike does swing open his door, that’s true; but it doesn’t swing all the way open.
Also, you can see that Mike is standing just inside of the room, near the door. It could be entirely possible that the door itself
*dramatic finger point*
is blocking his view of the head of his bed! That could be why he hasn’t screamed out where his phone is, yet: he hasn’t looked in the spot where it would normally be O_O
Chocothunda December 23, 2011, 4:23 PM EST.
if you weren’t being sarcastic in that previous post i apologize for the snide reply. but this begs the question why cover it at all with the panel, i think i know why. because it’s on, if taeshi showed it we would be able to see that the phone wasn’t on energy saver mode anymore. so now what we’re waiting for is to see what lucy did with the phone, did she send a nasty text, did she just read the previous sandy text or did she just get sandy’s number. you might be asking why didn’t i include calling sandy in that list, because their wouldn’t have been enough time for her to call sandy, bag the vomit, hang up the phone and put it back on the bed before mike came back in, at least not without getting caught.
while it’s true the door could block his view of the entire bed, look at where he’s standing in this page. he’s inside the room, close to where the door handle would be.
meaning the door would only slightly block peripheral vision but not his main vision of the bed.
strider December 23, 2011, 4:25 PM EST.
@strider I don’t think that she would do anything like send a mean text. I think she’s taking Augustus’ advice to the heart. Besides, with only three pages left, there’s not going to be enough time for drama.
At the freezing plains. Mike haters: Mike you suck! I hope Sandy crushes your dreams!
Lucy haters and mikexsandy zealots: No Lucy sucks, kill her Mike! you and Sandy belong together!
Mike haters: You guys and Mike suck!
Charmdra December 23, 2011, 4:35 PM EST.
It is YOU!
Layton December 23, 2011, 4:38 PM EST.
it is possible, that’s why i put in the possible scenario’s. we’ll have to wait till monday to see what actually happened with the phone.
i ran out of edit time and i forgot to mention to look at the angle of the door, it’s not all the way open but it’s far enough ajar for mike to move out of lucy’s way while giving a good amount of space between him and her.
meaning the angle would be great enough for him to get a clear view of the bed.
strider December 23, 2011, 4:45 PM EST.
Whats with all the arguements in these posts? Cant we all just get along?
random dude December 23, 2011, 4:51 PM EST.
I agree with ya on the fact that the door would block his peripheral vision slightly. I also agree on the angle of the door and how it is wide enough give both him and Lucy enough space.
However, his vision of the bed could still be obscured slightly by the door itself, despite it’s wide angle. The key here is the door’s position. Now, if the door was closer to the center of the bed, then I could definitely see Mike freakin out.
However, if ya check page 19, the door itself is almost right at the foot of the bed o.O Even with the angle of the door as it’s opened, it’s possible that part of the his vision of the bed is blocked O_O
(These back n forth objection moments are intense!)
Chocothunda December 23, 2011, 4:52 PM EST.
@ random dude
I’m actually enjoying the tria- erm.. debate that’s going on.
Hal December 23, 2011, 4:53 PM EST.
at first I thought it was interesting, but now its just kind of like wtf? Their getting a little bit ahead of themselves ya know ? Its getting alittle old, but I agree with the fact that sandy is not at fault by the way. She just played alittle part in his anger. He is the one people should be mad at if anything. Not saying that Mike didnt have valid points, he just got alittle out of hand
random dude December 23, 2011, 4:59 PM EST.
She should give her bag of barf to Mike for christmas. Now that would make me laugh . The look on his face would be price less >:). I would stare at him with the blankest exspression and when he opens it and looks at me with disgust I’d give him a little smirk and say “you mad bro?”
random dude December 23, 2011, 5:04 PM EST.
What’s in the bag?
Yoman December 23, 2011, 5:07 PM EST.
i noticed a discrepancy, look back at the other times the door is shown. the door moves, sometimes it’s center of the bed, other times it’s nowhere close to the bed. also the distance from the bed changes to, sometimes it’s super close, other times far away. so let’s look at this page the tv is to the left of the door indicating the foot of the bed is close to the left of the door as well. so how about distance, well considering the considerable drop in the tv’s size i’d say the door is about 16 feet (rough estimate) from the tv so considering mike’s bed is about 5 feet itself (looking at mike’s size and comparing it to when he was laying across it) so the bed is about 4 to 5 feet from the door taking into consideration the distance from the bed to the tv.
*dramatically points finger*
so with the angle of the door, it’s position and the distance from the door along with mike’s position it’s possible to still see the entire bed.
(*takes a bow* thank you, thank you. whether or not i get proven right has still to be proven cause like i said the door moves so it might not even be close to the right diameters i described. so we’ll just have to wait till monday to see.)
strider December 23, 2011, 5:12 PM EST.
Chocothunda December 23, 2011, 5:15 PM EST.
@ random dude
You’re a chill dude, dude. Even though I still see Mike as the one “less wrong” here (they’re both made really dumb mistakes, there’s no way around that), I still wish Lucy would just get over him, y’know?
I still hope the best happens to Lucy, she should stop being torn over a guy who stopped loving her, wise up and go to that manager and use her oh-so-blessing-and-a-curse-at-the-same-time voice and body to get rich and famous.
Then, the drama gets better.
Hal December 23, 2011, 5:17 PM EST.
@strider: Ran out o edit time, but I’ll be damned if that wasn’t the most fun I had in observing details of this chapter!
Now we wait for Monday o.O
Chocothunda December 23, 2011, 5:31 PM EST.
same here, actually if it wasn’t for this debate i would’ve never noticed the mysterious moving door, lol. so yep, now we wait till monday *groan*. i swear taeshi enjoys torturing us by stringing us along with little clues.
strider December 23, 2011, 5:35 PM EST.
…Am I the only one wondering if that’s the trash she hurled into? O-o?
For Pwny December 23, 2011, 5:48 PM EST.
She probably stole Mike’s phone in the bag or threw up in it maybe……
lcexfire12 December 23, 2011, 6:11 PM EST.
Curious, she took the garbage bag that she threw up in, the question is, is there anything else in there.
Is she trying to cover the pain she has, and if so, why?
Something is going on, the only question is what the comic folks are planning.
jmb December 23, 2011, 6:15 PM EST.
Mike, do u feel bad now that it finally got through to Lucy? Well, I hope Lucy will come up with something to get it through to you how much you mean to her u_____u
Hell In my Clouds December 23, 2011, 6:57 PM EST.
I’ll say this again: Mike is an ***!!! How do you expect to work on the project after you completely break her? Whatever she did to your phone, Mike, you deserve it. Hope she rubbed it in her puke. You go Lucy!! and you know what it doesn’t even matter, ‘cause Paulo’s gonna come to the rescue again, because he is pure awesomness.
cheshiregirl December 23, 2011, 7:12 PM EST.
yes I was being sarcastic asd.
boh... December 23, 2011, 7:18 PM EST.
If I was in Lucy’s shoes, I’d take the phone and read all of Mike and Sandy’s messages to see what’s going on with the two of them. After that I’d call up Sandy and either 1) curse her out, telling her all the crap Mike said and tell her it’s because of what she’s said to Mike or 2) tell her what Mike said and how much Mike hurt me and fill her in on what was really going on (trying to make her feel bad in the process) then tell her Mike said it was because of her that he had been so vicious and that even his sister had started to think he was acting like a jerk after talking to Sandy.
I would manly try to make Sandy see how she is really affecting Mike; that he used to be a good person but suddenly turned into this huge a-hole after he started talking to Sandy on the phone.
BLG December 23, 2011, 7:19 PM EST.
…I don’t see Mike’s phone.
Mattx2 December 23, 2011, 7:33 PM EST.
TFA( therapy fakeout artist ): So, Micheal, what has been bothering you?
Micheal: ugh, this wannabe-my-girlfriend Lucy, so annoying…
TFA ( Lucy ) OH REALLY!!??… i mean, oh really are you friends, has she hurt you?? ( acts like is being considerate )
Micheal: yeah kind of both… hey you kinda look like he-
TFA ( Lucy ): -oh yeah uh.. well your turn is over N-NEXT!!
~ YEAH MIKE THATS WHAT HAPPEND!!! GUESS WHAT LEMME KNOCK SUM SENSE INTA YA!!! WHY IN THE SMURFING WORLD DO YOU THINK SHE ACTUALLY WANTS TO STUDY WITH YOU!?!?!?! YOU THINK THAT AFTER YOU YELLED AT HER SHE WANTS A PARADISE ISLAND TO GO WITH IT?!?! I AM OFFICIALLY OVER WITH YOU!!! Like, Luvercandy is awesome ( i am Luvercandy )
GoldenCappuccinoFlame December 23, 2011, 7:43 PM EST.
Im not sure why people keep going for lucy to be angry, even her fans, if she stays angry she’ll just alienate everyone around her. I hope for her sake she just apologized to for what she’s done to mike.
Sirus McMouse December 23, 2011, 8:00 PM EST.
Noooooooo!! I hope she doens’t try comitting suicide because of that abuse of mike But one thing on the brightside is that Is there to cheer on
howlingwolf December 23, 2011, 8:06 PM EST.
Oh goodness I really hope Lucy didn’t do what I think she did that will only make things worse..
cheesemonkey119 December 23, 2011, 8:18 PM EST.
Honestly…if she does take his phone, or Sandy’s number and bitches at her…Or tries to commit suicide or anything like that. All Lucy’ll be doing is proving Mike right…
Mike does surprise me… He has stood up for Lucy before when other people accused her of what he is accusing of her now. And they were JUST having a decent time playing games. I can see why he blew up at her, and I can even see why he doesn’t like her anymore. I used to have a friend that treated me much like Lucy treated him. And while I know and knew that she meant no harm, it still was abuse and I nearly blew up on her in a much less cruel way…Mike does deserve someone who doesn’t tell him how terrible he is constantly.
However, what he did was down right cruel and awful…I can only assume that Sandy has influenced him…Mostly because Sandy doesn’t know both sides of the story…
I think the best thing would be for Sandy to listen to Lucy’s side of the story as unbiasedly as she can. Then have all three talk to each other about what they want and feel…I feel like this is just a mess of misunderstanding…
I’m really hoping that if Lucy did take her number, that she’ll just try to talk to Sandy and just try to get Sandy to understand her side too. >:
That IS ridiculous of him to think she would work with him after that…o-o; Though I’m thinking he’s not that stupid and mentioned it only because he wants to be a decent student…
I also think that she is just taking her vomit out so he doesn’t know that she was so upset she threw up…
Keroberos December 23, 2011, 8:20 PM EST.
Maybe she browsed through his contacts and found Sandy’s phone number then set his phone back where it was on the bed. Then she could text Sandy without Mike’s knowledge. And way to be a bigger jerk Mike. “I hate you. No one love’s you. You’re a parasite. Everyone will leave you. Now that I’ve emotionally abused you, let’s work on the project.”
KairaWolf December 23, 2011, 8:28 PM EST.
Whoa, the snowflakes follow my mouse… Awesome. Now the OCD in me is trying to get it so that the snowflakes fall straight down with no deviation to either side.
On topic, I’m kind of hoping that Lucy didn’t take the phone or do anything to it to prove that she’s better than that, but, being an angst-ridden teenager with hormones a-raging, chances are that she probably did. I’m really looking forward to seeing what happens in the coming pages!
Kapitan Fryface December 23, 2011, 8:28 PM EST.
…I have to say, this is the first time in a while I’ve felt a twinge of pity for Lucy. This time, she didn’t show her emotions to him like a whiny drama queen. She kept them to herself.
AshShadow-Sin December 23, 2011, 8:39 PM EST.
Is anyone else making the snow sway back and forth in rhythm?
KairaWolf December 23, 2011, 8:56 PM EST.
Hmm phone is suspiciously not noticable on his bed right now.
I don’t think she’d put it in the bag (unless she just wanted to throw it out so he couldn’t text Sandy or something), but if she actually wanted to take it to get her number or somethin, she’d prolly hide it in her bow?
Vulli December 23, 2011, 9:09 PM EST.
I don’t think Lucy did anything bad, what’s with you folks? She isn’t as evil as people seem to want to think she is, just an emotional girl, with a lot of needs. She didn’t steal the phone or anything, I don’t think? Just collected the garbage bag she hurfed into and wants to be far far away from the source of stress. Blah.
i unno, some guy December 23, 2011, 9:10 PM EST.
WOW I cannot believe that Mike expected Lucy to just be like “Oh okay, let’s work” after he made her CRY AND THROW UP with his outburst. Is he really less intelligent than I gave him credit for, or did the good news with his mom’s permission fog his mind? Idiot.
In other news, HUGH kudos to Lucy for regaining her composure on this page! You work on some massive revenge and do what you do girl.
Also, I wish her grade wouldn’t suffer and she’d put JACK SH*T in his locker Monday.
P.s love the snow on the page!
Chi.chan December 23, 2011, 9:41 PM EST.
Have a great Time out there! Find some peace and happiness.. and send some love to Lucy, she so much deserves it right now..
Adaon December 23, 2011, 9:53 PM EST.
Mike, the nerve. You sit there saying that she has no friends, isn’t liked by anyone, and will be forever alone, and you actually have the balls enough to stand there and ask her where she’s going!? I’d hit him lol
Noone You Know December 23, 2011, 9:56 PM EST.
How did I guess this would happen? Because I know ALL the predictable event.
All of the events.
Ø December 23, 2011, 10:22 PM EST.
I miss when mike and Lucy were great friends…..seems I had more friends myself back then….WHY MUST MY LIFE BE ONE STEP AHEAD OF THEIRS!!!!!!!!
anony-mouse December 23, 2011, 10:31 PM EST.
NOOOO. I DON’T WANT TO WAIT UNTIL MONDAY FOR ANOTHER. WHAT IS THIS? THIS IS UNFAIR IS WHAT THIS IS. QnQ
Rii December 23, 2011, 10:44 PM EST.
ITS SNOWING :I
Gabe\'s Friend December 23, 2011, 10:45 PM EST.
Is anyone else getting the snow effect on this page? It’s beautiful~ but…. a-A-AAACHOO!!! *sniff* It’s cold…
dapperLADY December 23, 2011, 10:59 PM EST.
I hope she took his phone.
Marucat December 23, 2011, 11:10 PM EST.
LOL What losers.
Ranger December 23, 2011, 11:19 PM EST.
If she did take his phone, wouldn’t Mike realize like REALLY SOON? He calls Sandy and texts her almost everyday. Lucy cannot possibly have that phone for long and if he lost his phone he could always call Sandy and tell her.
:T Seems a little pointless if you ask me.
Jade December 24, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.
He told here all that then comes back just to say let’s finish the essay? Mike I can’t believe I’m saying this but “I hope you DON’T get together with Lucy”. At this point she does deserve better than you.
Taiga Lily December 24, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.
Suitcase! Dude! Awesome snow effect! And I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas! Taeshi, I’m wishing that a special someone got me your book for Christmas! (Vylot )
Xenos December 24, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.
If only it didn’t add to the angstyness instead of ease it xD
Skygaze December 24, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.
You better like it Xenos I love you! <3
Vylot December 24, 2011, 12:23 AM EST.
We can read it together! Thank you Vylot! <3
Xenos December 24, 2011, 12:26 AM EST.
No one in history has ever pulled off getting mutual respect after breaking other person’s heart 20 seconds prior. Mike was no exception and will not be an exception. *gandalf voice* Lucy’s retribution shall be terrible >: D
Dragnite December 24, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.
And the last thing I like about Mike is that he’s still naive!
“I HATE YOUUUUU! *slams door* Oh and yeah we should still work on the paper.”
Lucy shouldn’t take him seriously at all :l
Dragnite December 24, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.
SNOWY BCB! 8D
Stuffnthat December 24, 2011, 12:41 AM EST.
You know Mike reminds me of a cartoon character named Katie Kaboom from Animaniacs. one of my favorite quotes from her is “Sensible?! How can I be sensible?! I’m a teenager!!” (from:belly button blues episode). His attitude reflects her so well in the last couple panels.
I wonder, if she really took his phone how long it will take him to notice that it’s gone…
Love the snowing effect on the page. Happy holidays!
Dellivis December 24, 2011, 12:49 AM EST.
…Lucy took Mike’s iPhone, didn’t she?
Way to go. Show that dick that you don’t need to put up with his ****.
TheX400096 December 24, 2011, 12:50 AM EST.
TheLightorTheDark December 24, 2011, 12:54 AM EST.
She has it.
Krystique December 24, 2011, 1:18 AM EST.
‘no reason’ mhmm
Defutz December 24, 2011, 1:31 AM EST.
Milenkeishon December 24, 2011, 1:35 AM EST.
I didn’t think of it at first, but I do really hope that she has his phone. And I like how she’s not even gonna bother with Mike anymore. Show him you “ain’t even mad.”
Meg December 24, 2011, 1:39 AM EST.
AHH!! It’s snowing on me!
EtherSaga December 24, 2011, 1:43 AM EST.
zomg! i know when the updates are but i keep clicking on days in between just in case.
can’t wait to see what happens and i’m happy lucy hasn’t done anything drastic yet.
DB December 24, 2011, 2:12 AM EST.
I highly dout she’s stolen the phone.
Seriously guys, all of you come to really short thought out points.
I mean, wouldn’t that just seem REALLY obvious to Mike that the last person in his room took his phone? Like to the point it would be stupid for anyone to think of doing that? Maybe she read the text, or sent Sandy a text, but to take the phone, when Mike probably checks on it every few minutes, is just… Well, no better to use then, stupid. She’d be caught before she got outside.
But hay, maybe I’m wrong. I’ll just have to wait till Monday, lol.
Blue December 24, 2011, 2:21 AM EST.
@Meg- SHUT UP MEG! TROLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOl. Sorry had to do that. Come on people! Stop hoping and face the facts! Lucy+rejection+ Mike’s phone= YAY! Since I have nothing to talk about, I’ll just end this with my daily saying- “I have not come this far..to die now..” -Nick (Left 4 Dead 2)
Roxas427 December 24, 2011, 3:44 AM EST.
@Blue- Highly doubt? Sir, get your mind out of LALAland and do yourself a huge favor by reading the WHOLE comic! You obviously don’t know the first thing about Mike and Lucy! I mean, COME ON, for what possible reason would Lucy take the vomit bag and leave like that!?! As my final conclusion, I’d have to say LUCY TOOK HIS PHONE! You do make a good point that she probably will get caught by Mike! So next time a situation like this occurs, use your head about the outcome!
Roxas427 December 24, 2011, 3:54 AM EST.
@Blue: It is actually more likely that she DOES have the phone. Mike is unlikely to notice for a few minutes because he is likely to pause and reflect on his actions to try to work out why Lucy was acting so apathetic and docile. Then when he does notice that the phone isn’t where he thought it was, he will probably spend a few minutes checking everywhere in his room and then rush downstairs to ask if he left it there. After all, people are forgetful. You can pick up a toy and take it to your room then get distracted by someone and forget where you put it and search in a frenzy for it, even if it is in an obvious place.
By the time he realises, it will already be too late for him to catch up to her, especially because her fur will blend in with the snow, making it difficult to spot her during the snowstorm and she might not even be going home either. The snowstorm might even be at a level where his mother will refuse to let him go outside and it could last the weekend which will mean he has to wait until Monday to get it back but before he can go searching for Lucy, he will probably search his locker that morning and find it waiting for him inside along with the essay he was promised.
Moogle December 24, 2011, 4:58 AM EST.
I didn’t react to Mike’s reaction yesterday, but now I realized; HE F**KING SCREAMED IN HER FACE, TOLD HER HE HATES HER, AND JUST RUNS OUT AND LEAVES HER! And then he’s like ”Where are you going?” after ALL that?! I think he suffers from severe retardation.
Joakim December 24, 2011, 5:12 AM EST.
Merry Christmas, everyone!
Ronyle143 December 24, 2011, 5:45 AM EST.
@Moogle and Roxas427
I’m not so sure we’re reading the same webcomic.
Lucy’s never been the most self-confident of girls, she’s got a lot of doubt and fear in her heart, and when someone else tells you something that in your heart you know is true despite everything that’s been said to the contrary… you usually believe them. You’ve seen that Lucy’s been told that she has more friends than Mike. She’s been told multiple times, from multiple people. And she doesn’t seem to get it. Now Mike, the one she loves, her first and once her only friend, has told her that he wants nothing to do with her, that she’s a parasite, that she’s nothing.
I’ve seen REGULAR ANGRY REJECTION things said to REGULAR GIRLS who have GOOD self-esteem. And I’ve seen those girls fall into depression from it, walking around school like zombies, their red-rimmed eyes telling anyone who gives a second glance that they’ve been crying, and when you confront them about it they just shrug and move on as if they didn’t hear you, because they think “He’d be better off without knowing me.”
I’ve seen suicide for less.
And we’re not talking about regular girs, and we’re not talking about regular things one would say when they’re rejecting someone. That’s like setting a firecracker off in an open palm, a flash and a bang and a burn and it’s done if a little sore. This right here is not a firecracker, and this is not an open palm. This is a grenade, a grenade that someone pulled the pin off of and shoved down someone’s throat.
I think the problem here is that you expect that she’ll be her usual tsundre tough girl tom boy self when this grenade goes off.
To steal his phone and ruin his relationship would be to forsake her feelings for him, to acnowledge and indeed even proove at least SOME of what he said right, and it would take forethought.
1)She still loves him.
2)Her mind is in chaos, and she doesn’t have the room in her head for that sort of thought.
3)A: if she’s in shock enough to think as she usually would: she won’t give him the satisfaction of being right.
B: If she agrees with him: she still loves him, she doesn’t want to bother him any more than she’s already done.
Since she took out the trash so she didn’t leave a puke smell in his room for him to remember her by, I’d bet B.
In short, Lucy did not steal Mike’s phone. However, they WERE having a good ol’ time before that phone distracted him and caused a transformation from Dr. Jeckyll to Mr. Hyde. Perhaps swimming in her misery she blearily asked the question “Why?” and decided it needed an answer. She would only have read it. And perhaps one text that was labeled “This is Lucy”, probably along the lines of “I’m sorry” or “I hope you and him have a wonderful life” or “make him happy.” The futhest it could have plausibly gone is if she copied down Sandy’s number and plans to call her later.
Face facts people who want Lucy to have taken the phone, this comic’s depressing now and you’re making fools out of yourself believing everything’s still hunky-dory. She isn’t that person anymore. Mike’s just shattered her, and she’s trying to pick up the pieces right now.
Since I’ve finally successfully detatched myself emotionally from this webcomic, I’m still cheerful enough to add “Merry Christmas Eve” to the end of all that.
Biblioholic December 24, 2011, 6:17 AM EST.
Somehow I think “the whole thing” is the bag of puke with possible a phone in it.
Arithur December 24, 2011, 6:17 AM EST.
Love the comic but actually came here to comment that you have the worst ad ever on your page. A video about Natalie Portman that automatically started playing (had too many tabs open to figure out where it was coming from. I now know too much about Natalie Portman).
sinn7 December 24, 2011, 6:18 AM EST.
good analysis, but it’ll do no good. sadly the majority here WANTS lucy to take the phone so they themselves, not lucy, can get some satisfaction. trust me i figured it out after me and chocothunda did a analytical debate of the scene where i pretty much proved that mike would’ve noticed if the phone was missing or not and also the fact that the phone would be useless if thrown in the bag o’ barf. yet, still more people came on and said, “oh the phone must be in the bag” so there’s no point in debating with them, they want lucy to take the phone and nothing we can do will convince that they’re “wrong” (obviously i want to use another term but i’ll censor myself)
strider December 24, 2011, 6:34 AM EST.
I hope she doesn’t take his phone. He might have her arrested for theft.
KairaWolf December 24, 2011, 9:43 AM EST.
i bet, no i KNOW the phones in there and shes going to have a conversation with sandy over the weekend
Steve December 24, 2011, 9:54 AM EST.
Holy cow its snowing on the page… 0:
Keo December 24, 2011, 10:01 AM EST.
Only when we lose everything are we free to do anything. No fear. No distractions. The ability to let that which does not truly matter slide.
Mike doesn’t matter now, Lucy. Ungrateful ***** isn’t worth it. Let him slide. There’s more to this world than some dumb pud in a scarf. He makes it out like you’ve kept him trapped all these years when in truth, you’re the one that’s been in bondage to him. All that hidden cruelty, it was always there, just in various forms.
Escape Lucy, you’re better off with ANYONE else.
And Mike… Do not look away from her again when you talk to her. Do not avert your gaze. Stare wholly. Remember the people you kill. Do not forget, for they shall not forget you either…
CopicRXXIX December 24, 2011, 10:53 AM EST.
CopicRXXIX wow that really is a good discussion
Peter December 24, 2011, 11:12 AM EST.
I honestly don’t think Lucy would take the phone. Yes, she has been a bitch in the past, but I think at the moment she’s too shaky to focus on that. Maybe she sent a text or wrote down the number to call Sandy.
Either way, Taeshi, you evil genius you. Make us wait a few days and watch the bloodbath between shippers and fans ensue.
Arcaii December 24, 2011, 11:39 AM EST.
omg i just had a idea of wat she is going to do with mike’s phone cause of course she is going t0 take to sandy, but wat if she pretends to be mike and get sandy all mad at him, then they breakup or it backfires and mike gets more mad at lucy, which if he does then im going to for sure hate him!!
AmyJefferson December 24, 2011, 11:51 AM EST.
Lucy fans/sympathizers are really dangerous when it comes to “wronging” their precious Lucy. It makes me wonder if they’d say it was alright for her to kill him if that was a possibility. There’s definitely a lot of fan art that suggests they would. Well, at least some of them don’t think she should do anything to the phone.
Damonashu December 24, 2011, 12:19 PM EST.
You guys, whats in the bag is probably her throw up.
trufax December 24, 2011, 1:27 PM EST.
The phone is in the bag!!!!! oh Lucy you……
Awesomeness December 24, 2011, 1:29 PM EST.
Yeesh, every strawman’s now here.
And the snow’s giving me a headache..
Never here December 24, 2011, 1:43 PM EST.
What kind of logic is this? If Lucy breaks up Mike and Sandy then Mike has more than enough GOOD reason to hate Lucy more than he does now. Anyone would be mad if someone broke up their relationship.
Damn, Lucy’s fans are so illogical sometimes… not all of them but…this comment was just a huge no.
PokeDrawer December 24, 2011, 2:14 PM EST.
I’m pretty sure Lucy DOESN’T have the phone stuffed into that bag of throw up. She just doesn’t want to tell Mike that she got sick and barfed in his room or something. I’m not really sure why some people think she took the phone…am I missing something here?
BackwardsTroll December 24, 2011, 2:29 PM EST.
Are the few people mentioning the whole ” she had to vomit in the bag” being ignored? To have gotten Sandy’s number or had a quick chat with her… Makes more sense, avoids the risk or undue trouble, and is an action that might lead to a repaired relationship or closure. If she took the thing Mike would know quickly and the fun of cleaning her own vomit off of it alone seems like a fairly logical reason not to. Contrary to popular opinion some teenagers actually do think about their actions. If you didn’t know Lucy thought about hers, you aren’t paying enough attention. At all. Try working on that.
Hoheh wonders about the other readers… Eh. Been wrong before. Let’s see, shall we?
Hoheh December 24, 2011, 3:32 PM EST.
AAAAAAAA MY SCREEN IS SNOWING
MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYBODY!
can’t wait for boxing day now!
momoa December 24, 2011, 3:46 PM EST.
@Biblioholic: I NEVER stated she would be her normal self. I didn’t state that once in what I said in any shape or form.
I NEVER said she would do anything horrible with Mike’s phone.
I expect Lucy to leave a reminder or note or message on Mike’s phone for him to find when he finds it in his locker on Monday, I do NOT expect her to do anything destructive with it all. I honestly would throw a tantrum of rage in my own mind if she did because that would be out of character with her state of mind.
I KNOW she is depressed. I KNOW she isn’t okay. Did I ever so much as IMPLY otherwise? No, I did NOT. I was only stating that it was more likely for her to take the phone than not and that if she did, Mike would be unlikely to get it back until Monday.
Do NOT assume what I THINK or what I MEAN from simply believing she is more likely to take the phone than not.
Moogle December 24, 2011, 3:51 PM EST.
I wonder if there is a holiday special like maybe sum more birthdays ( hopefully Amaya’s!!! ) i can so tell she dumped the phone in the trash scooped it out with idk the bag he got when he bought the blue scarf with ( musta been his favorite ) and picked up all the trash… or she minimized paulo with the ayu beem shrinkray and stuffed him with a giant sandy and then sandy deletes everything about her from his phone lol..
~ i am Amaya, i shall promise to talk more often!!!
GoldenCappuccinoFlame December 24, 2011, 3:59 PM EST.
Uh-oh, she said “Trust me”… Monday cannot come soon enough
Cadenn December 24, 2011, 4:10 PM EST.
Maybe Lucy texted Sandy something like… “Take care of him” or something. My faith in Lucy has grown these past couple of pages, then again I could be wrong.
n December 24, 2011, 4:37 PM EST.
I’m all for it. Mike is pushing her away completly so go for it lucy. **** up his life like u women do. **** him up good
JustSomeCritic December 24, 2011, 5:31 PM EST.
Is it just me or does anybody else think she took mikes phone?
kytan December 24, 2011, 5:44 PM EST.
I’m a bit worried that Lucy just did/is about to do something stupid, but I also have a bit of faith in her. I don’t think she took the phone or did anything destructive… or, if she did take the phone, she just wants to talk to Sandy about things.
Maybe she didn’t even take the phone at all, but just nabbed Sandy’s number from it so she could talk with her.
PercyLyn December 24, 2011, 5:46 PM EST.
I seem to notice that everyone is going on about how mike is a ******* but really I think what he’s doing is completely reasonable. Lucy had treated him like **** in the past years and i believe that lucy has been overreacting for most of these arks. Now i can say that doesn’t completely rationalize how he’s been yelling at her lately but still. Frankly i think lucy’s getting a taste of her own medicine since she has treated not just mike but all of her friends like **** when all they’ve shown her was love.
kytan December 24, 2011, 5:55 PM EST.
Lucy isn’t rational enough to talk with sandy… If she took the number she would probably yell if anything.
kytan December 24, 2011, 5:56 PM EST.
Lol cats’ drama
phoenix16 December 24, 2011, 7:06 PM EST.
Well…I’m not letting this one go unread…Cats of Interest, lol.
Welgaea December 24, 2011, 7:11 PM EST.
SNOW 0u0 Merry Christmas Eve peoples and Lucy. BOMB HIM >:D
Hell In my Clouds December 24, 2011, 7:26 PM EST.
@Moogle If I angered you, I apologize. But I didn’t infer anything you didn’t say. “It is actually more likely that she DOES have the phone.” You put it a certain way and I disagreed with it. And a lot of my post wasn’t aimed at you, it was aimed at Roxas427.
@kytan … Here, let me try to justify my point of view before I talk about yours.
Mike shippers like to forget that Mike WAS asking to be hit a lot of the time. Example, page 2 of chapter 2, last couple of pannels. I don’t have time to find other specific examples, but if you want to say that Mike is justified perhaps you should give us proof.
Strider? Anyone else? Convice me. I’m open minded. But as I see it there is no justification for what Mike has done. You say years of abuse? Show me said abuse, I only saw rough housing friends. Maybe I didn’t look hard enough.
Anyway, let’s for a moment just ignore what I said earlier and assume the abuse. Lucy’s done wrong. Years of wrong. Where was the calm and reasoned “Lucy, stop bullying me”? When did he say ANYTHING about these things to Lucy? When was she supposed to know that it WASNT rough housing because he didn’t enjoy it? When did she hurt him badly and not apologize about it?
I dunno, I’m rushed right now and I’m devoid of original thought and I’m sure I’m missing something. Perhaps you really have points but I’m not seeing it. I’m tired of saying and hearing the same thing put the same way over and over again. Put it a different way, maybe the absurdity I see with every third word you Mike shippers say might go away. I’m open minded, I just don’t see justification. Justify it for me, someone tell me why she’s in the wrong.
Merry Christmas, everyone.
Biblioholic December 24, 2011, 7:37 PM EST.
Oh, Lucy… You didn’t…
MC_Hollis December 24, 2011, 7:58 PM EST.
uh oh, Luuuuuccy! (Caaaaaarl!) from llamas with hats lol,
but, bad lucy bad.
Virtual December 24, 2011, 8:52 PM EST.
“You’ll find the whole thing in your locker…. along with the SEVERED HEADS OF ALL YOUR LOVED ONES! ”
Nah. Lucy is not that far gone.
Still, I would be careful opening that locker door, Mike.
Fruvous December 24, 2011, 9:08 PM EST.
@Biblioholic: If I didn’t know better, I’d swear you were my sister.
Mattx2 December 24, 2011, 9:16 PM EST.
Honestly perhaps I am wrong with the abuse thing but your saying he’s never asked lucy to stop bullying him but have you ever thought he tried to reason with her during their childhood? Now in the little moment you gave me they were both in middle school and frankly people act pretty stupidly during middle school and i think i may have pulled half the **** mike did especially with the few young women I hung out with. Now I can’t say that mike matured completely by high school but some of the crap that lucy pulled was pretty ******.
First lets look at the introduction of abbey. That was what chapter 23? If you remember he tried to help lucy and touched her head. She hit him and there seemed little cause for that seeing as he just met her and knew literally nothing about her. Frankly I can understand she is insecure and probably thinks all guys want her cause she’s hot but abbey didn’t seem to be hitting on her.
Now for another example lets look at the beginning of the vacation ark shall we? while they’re on the plane lucy wishes for paulo and david are sing and lucy takes it upon herself to stop them. Now what she does is she tears mikes ds out of his hands and throws it at them with quite a bit of strength. She could have just as easily gotten up and stopped them with a good old punch in the jaw. She does the exact same thing a second time with mikes book while shutting up kitzuna granted this time mike didn’t make a stupid comment. Now you may be asking yourself how this is abusive. Frankly if you look she’s beating on people with things that mike is doing and quietly might i add without bothering others. Some may argue that this isn’t abuse but i would be glad to settle for general bitchiness.
Now i am not above saying that mike didn’t deserve some of what he got but he has always been very patient and considerate to lucy even when she has done something wrong. I mean look at everything before sophomore year! He’s stood up for her even against muggers mind you he was drunk but still willing to fight for her.
Now when mike stated he couldn’t love her at the beginning of sophomore year he tried to be a gentle as he could about it he really did. There was no yelling there was no screaming or fighting but he was nice about it. Now you may ask “well what about the events leading to that?” Well looking at his face he was probably frustrated but she had tried to talk at very much in opportune times like while they were running and further more she wasn’t exactly acting like herself. I don’t believe he had ever meant to hurt her. Mike also looked a little hurt if not awkward after that.
Lucy is also incredibly clingy. If you looked at when mike got lost she had a complete mental break down and then was hanging all over him when he came back. I know for a fact that many men don’t like it when women get all clingy and frankly I suppose it was rational for her to get like this but oh well.
Now looking from mikes point of view right after the incident during lunch he’s trying to avoid drama and what happens? he gets a huge drama bomb dropped on him and for what reason? The fact that he doesn’t love lucy? or the fact that he’s for most sense of the words take? and he wants to be a faithful to sandy. Frankly I think most of the people saying mike is a jerkface ******* and so on are the mikexlucy shippers. Now I can’t say I myself haven’t felt a little hate for mike at points because i have. But how he acts is completely rational if you think about it. He is a high schooler his hormones are all over he’s at that point where his life is an emotional roller coaster and his girlfriend is hundreds of miles away. Frankly I bet he feels guilt for some of this **** he has done to lucy I really do because up to this moment he has been a nice guy.
Anything you’d like to add?
kytan December 24, 2011, 10:57 PM EST.
EEEEEEEEEE 8D its snowing Anyway is it my imagination or did mike look concerned for a moment idk it probly just me
Dawnest December 24, 2011, 10:58 PM EST.
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!
D(r)aGon88 December 25, 2011, 12:55 AM EST.
Hey, I threw up because of my ex-boyfriend two days ago, too. I guess it’s more common and plausible than I originally thought when I saw it…actually happen in the comic a few days ago.
ConfusedFox December 25, 2011, 1:04 AM EST.
Merry Christmas guys. Happy holidays.
(Man its f*ckling cold, hope we get some action)
Charmdra December 25, 2011, 1:39 AM EST.
Maybe it’s just me, but Mike seems to be faltering in his anger towards Lucy in this page…
Eyrie December 25, 2011, 1:54 AM EST.
@eyrie he got most of his anger out of his system. He just wants to finish the project so he can have his holidays in peace
Charmdra December 25, 2011, 2:10 AM EST.
Merry Christmas BITTERSWEET CANDYBOWL! Merry Christmas Forams people! Merry Christmas SuitCase! And Merry Merry Merry Christmas Taeshi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 11111111111 I LOVE U ALL Though we bicker we are kinda a family lol With more bickering
JustSomeCritic December 25, 2011, 4:36 AM EST.
@kytan First of all, thanks for taking the time.
Now let’s get down to it.
Let’s look at this from a realistic point of view, since that’s what we’re doing, taking the earlier anime-influenced cartoons and suddenly saying they’re serious. Abbey went up uninvited and took a shot in the dark and randomly told her, a stranger, that she didn’t have to be insecure. At this point she was heavily in denial about her insecurity so she of course she takes it offensively because to her point of view she was just fine and didn’t need help. If I walked up to you and patted you on the head saying “There there, you’ll get over your self-esteem issues eventually,” what would YOU do?
For the second situation:
Didn’t you just get done saying “Now in the little moment you gave me they were both in middle school and frankly people act pretty stupidly during middle school…”? You been to high school and seen how the freshmen act? Ever seen much of a difference during the summer after one’s freshmen year? Not much, in my experience. In fact, Sophmores only act marginally better than freshman at the beginning of the year and they slowly change around that year if they aren’t going to be thirty and still playing videogames and living the “party” life to continue the whole damn system of drama in high school. But that’s only a vague trend I’ve seen, and it’s disputable, so whatever. Other than that… Mike can suck it up. I read books a lot and my friends have discovered the few times that they’ve suffered my ire that the big-*** books I carry around everywhere are great blunt trauma instruments. I couldn’t COUNT the times I’ve gotten a book was snatched out of my hands to be thrown or to beat someone with. It got to the point where I’d see it coming and decide whether to hold on to the book with a deathgrip or just let it happen because the book was at a slow part and they were being hilarious. Honestly… I can tell you with personal experience that it’s something that just happens when you’ve got a friend who you know too well and you’re all immature. Once I matured up I stopped letting it happen, and told off anyone who tried until they didn’t try anymore. That was that, he should have been more firm with her if he REALLY didn’t like what she did. Know what I would’ve done? I woulda stared right at her, smiled, and said “Guess what? Guess what? Guess what? Guess what?” When she said what I’d say “I don’t have anything to do anymore so you’re going to be just as annoyed as me until my book finds its way back into my hands. *big breath* Guess what? Guess what?” She tries to punch me, I deflect it with my karate blocking technique without a pause. Eventually even Lucy would get up and give me the book back (or ask the flight attendant if getting up’s not allowed.)
Bit about Mike being as gentle as possible after she told him she loved him, I have no dispute over. He WASN’T cruel, the situation was just bad and everyone was mad at him only because the drama was supposed to stop dead and it didn’t (I’d like to thank the almighty admin for that).
Clingy: depends on the person and the TYPE of clingy we’re talking about whether or not it’s tolerable. I’ve dated clingy girls before and found it only a small inconvenience. Jealous clingy doesn’t bother me when I’m so convincing that it only takes a second to set her right.
Let’s just talk about this kind. My take: in short, you’re right. She can be terribly clingy at times. But she doesn’t stalk Mike like she used to (she wanders around in the woods looking for him too much, it’s in the FIRST CHAPTER. Stalkeresque much? Whatever she doesn’t anymore that’s the point here).
Wanted to be faithful to Sandy. He was doing nothing wrong when he was playing videogames. Sandy would disapprove if she’d known, that’s it.
I’ve said time and time again that every action Mike ever takes is either logical or an accident. But there’s a difference between good logic (Lucy’s my friend but I don’t love her; I should let her down nicely) and bad logic (I tell Sandy that Lucy hurt me, Sandy cries, Lucy’s responsible for Sandy crying; let’s not tell Lucy to stop but instead act pissy as if she’s supposed to know exactly what she’s doing wrong without me telling her).
As for the guilt… I ****ing hope he feels guilty, or else he’s nothing but a worthless piece of **** who can’t see the value of human life.
… or… longer, more polite version…
I hope he feels guilty soon. If he doesn’t show any remorse whatsoever for the fact that he’s capable of telling a girl he’s been friends with for years who he KNOWS isn’t emotionally stable anything and everything that might undermine her low self-esteem he’s aware of.
And if he is capable of that, he is scum. Simple as that. I would feel nothing but a disgusted sense of waste if someone killed him and I was sure he felt not one scrap of remorse.
Since there’s absolutely no way to have that level of surity so soon I’m not saying that if he was shot next pannel I wouldn’t cry like a little kid. What I AM saying is that I CANNOT forgive him for what he said to Lucy. Telling her she’ll be alone when he abandons her… tell me that’s not the purest of selfish spite, that he wants to know she suffers without him. Tell me that’s not how he meant that. I dare you. If he fails to show even a little remorse over the INSIDIOUS MANIPULATING SLANDER he said to her… then he’s dead to me. As is, it’s still plausible for him to be forgivable eventually. But if he isn’t sorry for what he said VERY SOON, then he’s simply never going to be forgiven and everything I want from this comic will shift until a happy ending from my point of view won’t include Mike if it’s at all happy.
biblioholic December 25, 2011, 4:47 AM EST.
@JustSomeCritic Merry Christmas
biblioholic December 25, 2011, 4:48 AM EST.
Frankly your right about that a lot of the **** he’s said to lucy is downright aweful. Truly it is, but some times we aren’t exactly in control of ourselves when where angry. Remember a character isn’t just a thing it is in most senses a living being and is prone to even the most fatal mistakes. Frankly I know that I myself haven’t exactly been the pinnacle of perfection as humans go and frankly I’m far from it.
Now with the I’m going to abandon you and take everyone with me thing is incredibly ****** looking at it and frankly I’d see a lot of humor in it (plus a little poetic justice) if he were the one alone.
But more to the point we also don’t see much of mike we have almost no clue of what’s going on in his life or what he feels about this whole situation do we? And frankly there may be a deeper reason he doesn’t like lucy. Also may I reiterate that this is high school, with the roller coaster of emotion and drops of the drama bomb. People will say and do **** they aren’t proud of and once again I look at myself as an example.
Another thing Mike doesn’t seem to go out of his way just to make lucy miserable does he? He’s not following her around and spewing **** about her? of course not he does his best not to talk to her and keep at more than an arms length. Now in the times that he does talk to her he’s not exactly cool about it… and that call out in the class room wasn’t cool either… but once again he has emotions running all over the place and he really doesn’t know how to handle this situation since he probably never has been in it before.
Frankly though your right about a few things. Was it bad logic to tell sandy? Yes but I’m sure he wanted to be honest and faithful to her. Besides a relationship should be built upon trust and not lies.
Frankly yes he has done some very hard to forgive things but haven’t we all? I know that I definately have. I know I’ve hurt the people close to me on many occasions. I’ve done **** that shouldn’t be forgiven and yet my friends have. Eventually when he does come around it will take time for his friends to be able to forgive him but eventually they’ll come around.
And no human should be treated like it’s nothing? Dude they’re cats and dogs not people… No but seriously more to the point you’re right. In every sense of the world and I will whole heartedly approve of that. But to say he cares nothing for a life? That a crock of **** if you ask me. And the one time though it may be small that I can show after much of the sophmore year **** is during the moment he sees that lucy is sick. He does infact give her medicine and may have done it sooner had he known. If he really didn’t care he would have left her be in her sickness. That’s just my thoughts though. Because frankly I don’t think he cares that much about the play but those are my thoughts. And as far as treating a life as it’s worth nothing you seem a bit hypocritical yourself. As I stated previously a character does have a life: they eat, breathe, think, feel and just about do anything else the same as we do.
Now going back to my comment on guilt frankly we all deal with guilt in different ways. I try not to show mine much like some other aspects of who I am. Who’s to say that mike is the type of person who would continue to show his guilt outwardly to anybody? He may just want to deal with it himself. Frankly I really hope he feels guilty to since nobody should be able to get away with some of that ****.
Another thought perhaps there were thing’s he’s said that lucy needed to hear? wait… actually I may be thinking final fantasy cat on that one but honestly he’s handling the situation like many highschoolers would. Granted not in the best way but still.
Now he doesn’t seem to be doing these fights in front of tons of people. And embarrassing her does he? He isn’t spreading rumors about her is he? He also isn’t going out of his way to hurt her at every turn or anything like that as far as we’ve seen. He also doesn’t tell people not to talk to her. That in my opinion is what would make him truly unforgivable. Perhaps though this is my opinion. As i mentioned previously he does show a little concern for her granted it isn’t much. I believe that her hanging out with final fantasy cat has added concern to him but for the moment he’s focusing on the fact that he thought she would know better and would stay away from what daisy told them and this has in turn has lowered a bit of respect for her.
Frankly another thing that would be unforgivable would be if he left the table nobody joins him and he tries to come back. Frankly we all know or should know that he’s arrogant and completely far from perfect and especially prone to fatal mistakes. Frankly though I’m pretty rationalistic though and believe there is good in everyone however small but to me it seems as though everyone is treating mike as hitler reincarnate out here in the internet world. Anyway those are my thoughts. By the way merry christmas
kytan December 25, 2011, 6:02 AM EST.
@biblioholic - Allow me to bow down and worship you.
Ali December 25, 2011, 6:03 AM EST.
I hate how slow time goes, I wish it was monday already .
God dang it Mike what the **** did you really believe that Lucy would still want to work with you after you ****ing practically said “get the **** out of my house bitch”
Akira December 25, 2011, 7:00 AM EST.
you people talk and talk and talk JUST READ THE COMIC
monica December 25, 2011, 10:42 AM EST.
Look at all that snow
Shpiersh December 25, 2011, 12:12 PM EST.
@monica- People like to talk about the comic they are reading. You don’t have to scroll down farther then the bottom of the comic if you don’t want to.
I really hope Lucy left the phone alone. I really, really do. She is not in the right frame of mind to do anything other then just look at it. Though if she did do something I hope it was something along the lines of telling Sandy to love Mike or something like that, or at the very least used it to call for a ride home.
And really people do you think she is going to leave her throw up in the can for him to find. At this point she doesn’t want him to know how much he has hurt her. If someone I loved and thought to be my best friend did that to me I would do the same.
I hope she can stay strong and not shut herself away from everyone.
Nightcrystal December 25, 2011, 12:18 PM EST.
Redneck December 25, 2011, 12:18 PM EST.
Oh god I love this page. Finally the big explosion is over and we will get to see how Lucy handles it. Personally I think Mike said things she needed to hear, but at the same time yes. He was a huge dick about it. I cant wait to see how him leaving the table turns out, and how Lucy deals once she gets over this emotionless aftermath. I’ve been there, I hope she finds it in herself to bounce back like I did once. Hang in there Lucy, he’s not worth it, you’ll be ok <3
Sumomo December 25, 2011, 12:35 PM EST.
Y’know Mike, if you tell a girl you hate her she’s probably not going to want to stay and peacefully discuss an essay…
MightyPearl December 25, 2011, 12:51 PM EST.
Oh Lucy, what are you doing GO MAKE MIKE CRY!!!
Quiznos December 25, 2011, 1:03 PM EST.
Mike, I hope she ruins your life. SO WATCH IT
P-chan December 25, 2011, 1:04 PM EST.
Merry *Winter Holiday Here* all you *religion/place here*
-A not so subtle person.
Killic33 December 25, 2011, 1:26 PM EST.
Rah rah ramama roma romama ga ga oh la la lucys got rage on!
farla December 25, 2011, 1:35 PM EST.
??? why all the hate on me?? i dint’ do notin’!! ( mike )
idiot (Jal, meh and my favs Lucy and Jessica and Amaya )
i know right, and saw that whole fight ( meh with jessica and amaya bein embarassed but only REALLY jessica cuz she brought us )
urp!! did u see when i took the.. and i… an- ( lucy )
hon, we seen eveything ( meh NOT A TYPO ON EVERYTHING!!! )
girl lemme break it down to ya, ( rap ) a little clown shot ya down for his long distance relationship and threw you like a piece of dog s*** now ya dont wanna be with him cuz he stood you up for a stinkin’ ugly girlfriend ( JAL and meh )
thanx guys i feLl so much better i could ACTUALLY HUG YOU!!!! ( lucy )
~ btw, amayas mother ……….her new birthday is right NOW!!!!!XD
GoldenCappuccinoFlame December 25, 2011, 1:45 PM EST.
@monica You see, I have an agenda. “The desire to write grows with writing.” It’s winter break and I’m a senior in high school and I’ve got itchy fingers. And this comic’s interesting to debate about, because even though I do have to repeat myself almost every time I’m getting what I want. I have problems with the exact wording most of the time, and having to try to explain in words most people would understand is exactly the kind of practice I need. Convincing people on matters like this is the perfect excercize because it takes little time to figure out what the opposition is saying and see the holes in the logic, mostly it’s just figuring out how to phrase my abstract thoughts.
Ergo, I’m excercizing my right to freedom of speech and you can go ahead and keep complaining cause that’s your right to say that too. And it’s my right to explain myself once and thence completely ignore any similar complaints.
Just because now that I read that out loud it seems a tad mean, I’m just going to say that my arguments are NEVER personal. Ever. I’m not addressing you as a person directly.
Don’t hate me
@kytan I am an author. I know the litterary device known as the “character.” Don’t you worry about me knowing.
Philosophy time, bitches!
Warning, I can’t stop the big words. The matter I’m speaking of is too complex to resort to such simple vocabulary.
ha formatting joke —->[philosophy]
Characters are people and plot devices both. There it the flat characters who are the people you don’t really get to know, and that’s like real life there’s just background people sometimes.
But then there are fully rounded characters with depth of mind and pasts and feelings and morals. A round enough character becomes real in one’s mind, a full living breathing person. You might notice that I call these anthropomorphic creatures human in passing. That is because for all intents and purposes, in the practical sense, they are. Sometimes their fur gets wet or something that wouldn’t happen to a human. Sometimes they do things like Mike did on the bridge during the vacation. But they walk, talk, think, act, feel, and interact like humans. Therefore they are humanoid and sentient and that’s qualifications enough for me to warrent that they are human in passing because they might not be in the literal, technical sense of the word… but they embody what being human is. And they can be held to the same standards as I hold all other humans.
If you’re really so OCD about it, call them humanoid or anthropomorphic.
That being said, I don’t like it when people treat ANIMALS like nothing. And we’ve established that they’re human enough for the word.
And to do things we are not proud of is human nature. Forgive and forget is essential to the continuation of civilized society. Still, though, the choice to forgive is a personal one that is best judged on a case-to-case basis by each and every party involved. To have one’s opinion is to have freedom. If I choose not to give forgiveness, then that is my choice to make.
It’s wisdom, though, to have dynamic opinions that can change on the fly, though never with ease. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that what you think is wrong without a fair amount of thought. But take equal care not to be illogical and unreasonable.
[/philosophy] <—-ha, the joke’s still funny down here
Funny. I don’t see cruel keneiving popular girls at my school going out of their way to hurt people either. They just hurt anyone who comes within the range of their abnoxious voices and amble on as amused as when they started.
No, Mike doesn’t “go out of his way to hurt Lucy.” He just does it when it’s convenient. That’s so much better, innit? He’s a LAZY hater!
Heh, I’m sort of half joking on this one. Only half.
I wasn’t saying that it was bad logic to tell his girlfriend. That was just poor communication. I’m saying that to blame Lucy for Sandy crying is …
Oh. Wait. I’m taking things for granted again. leSigh.
Sandy and Mike didn’t speak enough about this. Mike didn’t try to convey the true friendship that was between them. This right here is called a culture clash. In asian society where buddhist and daoist thought is as commonplace as our own western habit of valuing company as being in itself a commodity, many think that a friend can’t take away any value at all in your life. If there is ANY trades of ANY quality, there is no friendship. If you can’t see them with your schedules without skipping school, they’re not a friend they’re a bad influence. If they depend on you more than a tiny bit, they’re not friends they’re a burden. If they play mean, they’re not friends they’re rivals. Sandy just can’t see that sometimes friends are bad for you and, more importantly, sometimes friends are worth it. Her definition of friend is inherently different from ours.
That’s what I was taking for granted. Sorry. Shoulda said that first.
The core of the matter. What can and can’t be forgiven? Very little can never at all be forgiven if given time. I could forgive him for his actions if he suffers for them by nobody’s doing but his own. I could forgive anyone with a conscious.
His blood was boiling with red-eyed rage, and he was distracted by something he’s been yearned for with all his heart for more than half his life. I’m allowing for a twelve hour window in which if he doesn’t feel sorry for what he said I personally will never forgive him. If he finds remorse later, it’s too late for redemption in my opinion. That’s my opinion.
Biblioholic December 25, 2011, 1:56 PM EST.
On one hand I really hope she didn’t steal his phone especially since she probably won’t get far before he notices it gone. But on the other hand he deserves whatever she may do with it unless she had already texted Sandy and we didn’t see it. Taeshi I was reading an article on most popular pet names of this year and for cats Daisy is number 7 and Lucy is number one coincidence?
ToraPandoraPGS December 25, 2011, 1:57 PM EST.
I just thought of something else.
Mike: My phone! Its gone! Lucy do you have my phone?
Lucy: Nope, this is just a bag of puke
Mike: Ew… okay, never mind *goes off to look for phone*
Lucy: *has phone underneath all the puke*
Just watch! It could happen!
blossom December 25, 2011, 2:25 PM EST.
@biblioholic (the post way up there),
are you seriously gonna drag me into this argument? not only that, you’re going to ask me about the abuse perspective when i clearly told you about the RETCON element which now forces you to relook at the previous pages with the retroactive continuity included. seriously you want to fight those two go right ahead with your preaching but keep me out of it cause i’ve already said my piece on this subject. why do you think i haven’t been jumping down all the mike haters throats on the subject? because if they were worth my time they would have read the comments on the other pages and thus would have seen my previous arguments in the process. also you look like a fool when you say you’re not gonna repeat yourself, yet you repeat yourself every page. that’s why i stopped arguing with them because it made me look foolish.
Also, how the heck do you not understand retcon when you say you’re an author? my niece in middle school can understand the concept.
strider December 25, 2011, 3:13 PM EST.
TotallyDrawn December 25, 2011, 3:24 PM EST.
Hey Veronica I hope you have an awesome Christmas. I know I did
Eoin (it's said Owen) December 25, 2011, 4:13 PM EST.
Right I still believe we’re missing one key and crucial thing with all this and that would be mikes emotions towards the whole epidemic. Firstly we haven’t see much of him for the most part with everything thats gone on. Well him alone anyways we don’t exactly know what his true emotions on this entire matter is until he outright says something about it or he gets a chapter devoted to him. Frankly I’m still looking towards the guilt thing because one acts differently about guilt. Some out right apologize. And some just shut others out. I believe that mike is running away from this problem and I assume guilt has been shown or at least in his home life. Remember how Haley said that he spends most his time with a stick up his ***? Well I’m guessing it can’t be just because his girlfriend is miles away. I’m pretty sure he has friends who love him and his family seems to be more or less normal if not good. Whats the one thing missing from this equation? Simple it’s lucy somebody who he has spent years with being friends and what not.
I also believe he may still want to try to be friends somewhere in his heart and he proved that in this comic. Now you say he is a hater and only does hurt lucy when it is convenient but really he hasn’t even done that. Now let’s look at a few hate moments shall we?
First lets go right after the drama bomb drop during the walk home with abbey and daisy. Now daisy pushed the two to talk around page 2 which would spur the fight but mike did say things that probably needed to be said. Frankly he had been her security blanket for most of the comic from what was inferred with that and mentioned some of her… less endearing quirks let’s say. Now from my opinion he wasn’t outright trying to hurt her but instead was meerly making a point. Another thing is he indeed does show remorse for what he did I mean look at the expression on his face. http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c53/p2.html
Another example of one of they’re fights seen in chapter 55 back and forth on page thirty one where yes he does make a rather crappy comment but in his defense the lucy he had known would never have let a guy close to having sexy time with her. She always had kept most people at an arms length and mike was probably a little revolted that lucy would have came so close to this. Also I don’t think he knew exactly how badly he had hurt her or how much she had needed someone or was afraid. He may just have thought she was…. Sleeping around maybe? And paulo was just a rebound for her. Now he probably shouldn’t have gotten upset about this since she wasn’t his to begin with but still.
Now for the last fight the big one that we all remember so well frankly i can’t find a justification for that. It was truly ****** of him and he really shouldn’t have because this time he hurt her more than ever before. honestly there was pure anger and still even thats no excuse. I suppose he could have been offended by what she had said but still a reaction like that. Another thing was his call out during class which was a really ****** thing to do/say.
Now we look at how mikes been ignoring her and frankly I hardly see much jerkiness there. He wanted out of that friendship more or less and frankly an easy way out would be to ignore. I still think he’s running from his guilt but thats my opinion until it is proven false. Further more I respect your opinion and share most of the ideals that you have stated. Further more I thank you for taking time to read and respond to my arguments because this is actually quite a bit of fun.
kytan December 25, 2011, 4:26 PM EST.
that was a plastic bag
bad things are about to happen
battries December 25, 2011, 4:58 PM EST.
Little snowflakes on your site, so cute! <3
Love them! Story got me hooked as well, I feel like the whole akward Mike x Lucy thing is finally making progress.
Curious if it’d turn out good or not.
Hope you’ve had/have a great christmas Taeshi!!
Minty December 25, 2011, 5:17 PM EST.
Yes Mike, Lucy is going to stay at your house even after you went off on a tangent about why you hate her so much.
Perfectly reasonable thinking.
Oh, and have a Merry Christmas!
Milly December 25, 2011, 5:18 PM EST.
damn it……now I am going to stay up to see an update to a comic about CATS!!! (and dos and other animals bluh bluh) DAMN IT you make this comic so addicting T-T
treblig December 25, 2011, 5:22 PM EST.
On a completely random tangent from what I’ve been going on about if lucy stole mikes phone I think lily would probably try to talk some sense into her. I mean lily seems to be the most sensible and wisest of the entire cast that we’ve seen. On another random tangent it would be awesome to see her substitute teach.
kytan December 25, 2011, 5:35 PM EST.
i’m wondering about that, it almost seems like the pets have suffered chuck cunningham syndrome. if you don’t know what that means it means a character in a story mysteriously disappears without explanation. if you need more reference than that look it up on tvtropes. i think this is the case with taeshi taking the story into a dark/serious tangent, she may have removed them since they have a nonsensical element to them.
strider December 25, 2011, 5:42 PM EST.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Happy Kwanzaa (sorry if I spelt it wrong) and just for the atheists; HAVE A NICE DAY!!
K.R.I December 25, 2011, 5:42 PM EST.
Merry Christmas, commenters.
What did you guys get?
Oh and strider, when did the retcon happen?
Never here December 25, 2011, 6:34 PM EST.
@strider Oh, I understand. I take a sarcastic view of it at times but I understand. Ok then, Mike was officially abused for years. My other question still stands.
I’ve never cared about how others think of me. If I sound like a fool, then I sound like a fool. Perhaps I should stop saying I won’t repeat myself, though, because clearly I’m lying. I’m going to HAVE to. I just have to look at it different. Every comment has to more or less stand for itself….
@strider again (other post): They’re not around for the same reason that David hasn’t been popping up in places he couldn’t possibly be. They don’t go to school with her anymore and the story’s been focused on school. Taeshi’s shifting the story to serious, almost entirely serious. She wrote somewhere along the lines of “BCB has always been meant to be a mixture of drama cats and brief moments of hilarity.”
Now she’s shifting the balance. We’ll still see the funny. But later.
Biblioholic December 25, 2011, 6:38 PM EST.
I certainly did not see that coming. Oh Lucy, what sneaky antics are you up to now?
A Visitor December 25, 2011, 6:39 PM EST.
that’s what the recent flashback sequences were supposed to be. Till that point we had considered that the lucy punching mike was just silly slapstick with no consequences. but in the flashbacks we see that now these actions had consequences in the fact that mike was actually injured by a few of lucy’s outbursts. so now because of that we have to consider that each of these punches and kicks may have effected mike “off camera” so to speak. at least that’s the idea.
i didn’t mean to be so blunt about it but i’ve been trying to stay out of those arguments. i’ll just end up going in circles for a while getting more frustrated that i have to repeat myself so many times.
anyhow, about the chuck cunningham statement, well i hope this isn’t the case but sometimes the creator of the story will do this if an element isn’t working. i mean she already took ki zuna (i think that’s the name (wow this censor is screwy it thinks that’s a bad word, lol)) so i wouldn’t be surprised if she took out the pets (save for lily maybe, since lily is supposed to be her comic incarnation if i remember one of her statements correctly.)
strider December 25, 2011, 6:44 PM EST.
@ strider and biblioholic
Still I think it would be appropriate for lily to step in on this one if she could. Not so much the other pets just lily and that’s provided lucy took the phone. Also I agree with strider since the pets have been so much a part of who lucy is as a character and even somebody for her to talk to that they really can’t be removed.
kytan December 25, 2011, 6:52 PM EST.
I can’t wait to see what this is going to end in. Mikes a big jerk though. Love ya Lucy! :blush:
Kai Lione December 25, 2011, 6:53 PM EST.
true (even though biblio was the one who said the pets haven’t been removed) but like i said, if i remember right lily is the comic incarnation of taeshi, (i think this came up in a conversation a while back about whether lucy was taeshi’s comic incarnation and taeshi said she was closer in character to lily.) thus if this the case it’d be hard to make a case for good story telling since that would make lily an emotional deus ex machina. in other words she can be used to solve the stories problems with flawless logic and knowledge that exceeds the characters ability and perceptions. sorry, the only one who can solve mike and lucy’s problems is mike and lucy. if you rely on deus ex machina’s too much the characters won’t develop well.
strider December 25, 2011, 7:04 PM EST.
My opinion is that the most probable circumstance that shall come from this will be the combination of two factors:
A) The one that creates the biggest reaction from the audience
B) The one that stimulates the audience the most
So, although she probably took the phone, she probably might not of because Taeshi thought it’d make the story more interesting.
But in more sentimental ideals, well, it’s impossible to tell. Lucy seems very broken and completely unpredictable. Mike is quite the same in a way.
The Nturtanyr December 25, 2011, 7:12 PM EST.
If I didn’t know the kind of people who posted comments on these webcomics, I’d be concerned about the autocratic nazism (godwin’s law invoked, my argument becomes invalid, yadda yadda) involved with moderating the comments. Does it stop spam? I guess.
Also, welp, I guess this’ll be the BEST CHRISTMAS EVER for Mike and Lucy. Y’know. After the play.
Dubyah Dee December 25, 2011, 7:12 PM EST.
you make a good point there.
kytan December 25, 2011, 8:31 PM EST.
this is good one, still wonder tho if she has the phone is their any pass-code on it like most phones or is Lucy gonna drop the Drama bomb to cause emotional fallout in mikes relationship etc?
Ripidash December 25, 2011, 9:21 PM EST.
********! WTF Mike what makes you think Lucy’s gonna stick around after all that ******** you threw at her! If I was Lucy I’d just let Yashy scribble some crap on it and turn it in, even if that meant I got an an F. Then again that would make Mike even more mad. I’ve actually been in Lucy’s position where one of my “friends” threw a bunch of crap at me, then expected me to talk to him. I didn’t barf though, I just slapped him in front of his friends. Seriously though I’d like to see Lucy throw crap on the paper and turn it in
Purple December 25, 2011, 9:26 PM EST.
Ok then. It will probally be incomplete D=or a nasty note oh well
she was sadly was going go mess it up more anyway
(using.g this ki.idle to type is irritating!)
THAT GUY December 25, 2011, 9:29 PM EST.
hmm… I think… Next two pages are gonna be about abbey and the last page is lucy going like: Sandy? Although i have been wrong before..
Desterga December 25, 2011, 10:12 PM EST.
Off topic but merry Christmas 8D to the people who don’t celebrate it I hope you had a good day
Mego December 25, 2011, 10:43 PM EST.
oh man trust, that’s asking a lot.
Deuce Moose December 25, 2011, 11:51 PM EST.
I’m kind of ashamed for the fact that I’m up till this late(it’s 3 am where I live) just to wait for the update xP
Not regretting it, tough.
Emy December 25, 2011, 11:56 PM EST.
@ strider/ biblioholic- no offense, but for those saying you two are no lives with nothing better to do, they’re sort of right, considering how much time you spend on this sight. I mean well, not trying to be rude but, it’s kinda true. Being a fan of the actual comic is one thing, but then again if you’re posting everyday every five ours, then it’s sort of like you have an unhealthy obsession with it. Again, you do make good points, however, you also repeat things over and over in the comments. Well, if you want to make an arguement to me about it, then I’m free to oblige. Just remember that I’m really not trying to mess with you and I have no problem with what you talk about or your opinions. In other news, here’s a saying to make you laugh (or not) “Sometimes..I dream about cheese..” from ??????
Roxas427 December 25, 2011, 11:59 PM EST.
Oh man, three more pages in the chapter? ****, I would like you to meet fan. I’m sure you’ll hit it off.
Thrid December 26, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
Wait, what’s in the bag……?
Ud the Imp December 29, 2011, 1:29 AM EST.
in panel 5 it looks like mike has abbeys ears :3
someone...notXme, someone December 29, 2011, 1:57 AM EST.
Awwwe, Lucy. Michael made a song to cheer you up…
GET~ OUT~ ALREADY~ !
cracktastic January 14, 2012, 7:22 AM EST.
Wait. Mike screamed at Kucy and told her he hated her, yet he still expected her to stay and finish the essay?
ella January 31, 2012, 8:29 AM EST.
This is the part where Lucy starts to become a bad***. You try and you try, just to get rejected over and over again. Now she’s going to stick her stakes into the ground and anyone that doesn’t like it can **** off, because she’s done taking and dealing with ****. Sometimes you’re better off on your own. Avoid more stupidity that way, because lord knows there are enough people screaming and shouting about the dumbest **** in this world as it is. Sometimes you wish they’d all just shut the hell up about it.
Saflax April 11, 2012, 3:21 AM EST.
You should’ve saved the argument for after you two finished the essay Mike…
Sycrin April 12, 2012, 7:51 PM EST.
Mike is such a mother ****ing god damn stupid ******* why would you do that to Lucy. and Sand y on the other hand she is a shank taking Mike away from lucy -growls- this **** is making me mad as hell
Ice April 18, 2012, 5:26 PM EST.
well, I predict that Mike is going to really regret shouting at her
MRwaffle June 19, 2012, 5:04 PM EST.
@kite in the bag is her vomit
I like the look on my Mike’s face no REMORSE.
Someone September 2, 2012, 4:09 PM EST.
Huh… looking back on this Mike is really oblivious…
Not only did he go from really happy to really pissy to really happy to pissy and then go to act like none of that happened and say “Hey Lucy, where are you going?”
That’s… kind of an insult to her unless he didn’t realize the amount of damage his words did.
Mightyena January 11, 2013, 8:36 PM EST.
that’s probably the least he can do is give her a little trust after being a raging jerkity-jerk-jerk
SimonD April 16, 2013, 9:14 PM EST.
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