69. At Loose Ends, page posted 2/15/12

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oh right lucy is not around huh

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425 Reader Comments On This Page

Comment ID #209016

Eyup. Looks like Tess is biting off more than she can chew.

Big_Macintosh February 15, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #209017

Tess seems a bit on teh tipsy side tonight.

Ayana (Orange female cat) looks surprised.

Paulo’s reaction to Mike (degenerate jerk) Foreshadows action is about to happen.

It is 12 AM. I haz no life XD

sumfurry911 February 15, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #209018

You know, Tess sounds exactly like the demoman in my head…

nope.avi February 15, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #209019

Im calling BS on mike’s claims right hur.

Seraphara February 15, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #209020

Hmmm…

Chris February 15, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #209021

…DavidxAmaya?

Tsukaiz February 15, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #209022

Paulo seems to know something’s up…

OH THE SUSPENSE

Google February 15, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #209023

Oh, crap…. I think Mike is going to be on defense for a bit…. Paulo seems suspicious

Glass February 15, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #209024

Oh where oh where has our lucy gone, oh where oh where can she be?

EDIT: mikey: i didnt do anything
Readers : OBJECTION!!!

Redneck February 15, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #209026

Diff in quality between Paulo and Jazz in the last panel. Focus in on Paulo. See that face?

Bass February 15, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #209027

Paulo’s “do i have to smack mike” senses are tingling.

the other white meat February 15, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #209028

get over hear? not here? wokay. [EDITOR’S COMMENT: CRITIQUE NOT DESIRED]

rishi-chan February 15, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #209029

Mike: I didn’t do anything!
Paulo, thinking: oh that’s bull ****!

K.R.I February 15, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #209030

Is this what I’ve been waiting for? Paulo kicking Mike’s butt? :D

MissCaitlyn February 15, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #209031

Drunk Tess is the best Tess xD
Poor Amaya xD
This page is so contagious *¬* I wanna go party too~~
Also, Big Macintosh? LOL!

Emy February 15, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #209032

I sense a disturbance in the force :(

i unno, some guy February 15, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #209033

Oh, now this is just getting disgusting.

Seriously, Mike, if this is the way you’re going to play this, beating a girl down emotionally in the most brutal manner you can imagine, threatening to steal away all of her friends and making her believe that she has nothing to hold onto, and THEN turning around and denying that you have anything to do with why she’s not showing her face.

You sir, are a piece of friggin’ work, and have lost any trace of likability you may once have had.

With any luck, the look on Paulo’s face indicates he’ll be trying to get to the bottom of this. I doubt the others will take too kindly to knowing what went on a few nights previous…

Daeva February 15, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #209034

Ahhh Tess XD It’ll be a shame if she ends up leaving the story line when she goes to collage.

Legion February 15, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #209035

oh crap this crap just got real

Matt February 15, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #209036

I love how David is the one that point’s out Lucy’s absence. On another note, I think ****’s about to go down here soon *waits for 8-) to kick :unsure: ****

Shpiersh February 15, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #209037

Jasmine seems to let the things Drunk Tess says, roll right off her back.

Xenos February 15, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #209039

Drunk Tess is better than Angry Tess.

Atlas February 15, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #209040

I love Tess <3

Nuka February 15, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #209041

Amaya: OH GOD, GET IT OFF.

….s’all i got.

DavCube February 15, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #209042

Well, Mike, it seems that the truth will come out now huh? Still believe they’ll leave Lucy for you?

SafelyHidden February 15, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #209043

Also, is David on stilts or is he just really tall?

Atlas February 15, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #209044

kick his *** Paulo

matchbook February 15, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #209045

finally lucy is noticed :D i can tell paulo wants to find wher she isss :P

Grace February 15, 2012, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #209046

Amaya has that look on her face because she just saw David Jr.

BotonWiggles February 15, 2012, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #209047

Paulo please beat up mike. PLEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASE beat up mike.

rebelninjagirl February 15, 2012, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #209048

@atlas hes just really tall, especially compared to amaya.
i hope to see lucy here soon :3

Aesura February 15, 2012, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #209049

And this is where Mike’s plan begins to backfire let the sparks fly people.

Izaya February 15, 2012, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #209050

That stare…. :unsure: If Paulo finds out, he’ll be ******. He can already tell something’s up. THIS drama is something I don’t want to miss.

Qsandas February 15, 2012, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #209051

looks like mikes gonna get an *** kickin << he got defensive too easily an seems someones startin get a lil ill

DarkFox February 15, 2012, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #209052

Lucy? Well this won’t serious at all . :/
(not sarcasm at All)

Trey February 15, 2012, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #209053

PAULO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT JERK, Daeva is right about Mike, that is very RUDE, hopefully Lucy won’t have to do anything with Mike or even more Sandy, then crap would hit the fan. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa PauloxLucyyyy I am desperate, where are youuuu.

SilviaTW February 15, 2012, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #209054

Looks to me like Paulo is about to open up a can of whup-*** on a certain green-eyed bitch-boy.

Hellothere February 15, 2012, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #209055

Everyone, please beat up mike. PLEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASE beat up mike.

Dorten February 15, 2012, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #209056

Oh please, Mike hasn’t done anything to hurt Lucy recent- Oh wait I remember.

OFN-41 February 15, 2012, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #209057

Yeah… Paulo knows something happened now. Really hope everyone leaves Mike, after what he said to Lucy, and with people either accusing Mike of doing something to Lucy, or the look on Paulo’s face, I’d say he was damn wrong in his prediction of how things will unfold.
The suspense!

Jackie M. February 15, 2012, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #209059

Paulo, thout shalt beat thy **** out of Mike!

ultimateZ February 15, 2012, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #209060

Good. Call the ******* out on it.

AppleJack February 15, 2012, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #209061

Sue’s pretty sharp there, to spot his damn guilty face.

Biblioholic February 15, 2012, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #209062

Currently loving drunk Tess’ lines. Looking forward to some public awkwardness, and perhaps a bombastic revelation. Or not.

Meanwhile, loving drunk Tess.

Blitkun February 15, 2012, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #209063

Oh, THERE’S Amaya! :D

Eeeeyup! Right in one, Suebee! Gosh you’re perceptive!

Also, Tess is awesome when she’s drunk. Ha ha! X3

And then SUDDENLY!: I get this sickening feeling in the pit of my stomach. This could potentially lead to a spiralling vortex of angst, ego, and other mixed negative emotions…

BOWL FIGHTER III, 3RD EDIT: … is that a Taeshi kitty I see there in the last panel? o.o That random cat looks awfully familiar. And… awfully under-dressed for the occasion.

Jessica U. Ingmann February 15, 2012, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #209064

XD that look paulo has in the last pannel. its about to go down 8-)

kagura February 15, 2012, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #209065

YEAAAH LUSHY GET YO SAD FACE IN HEA WE’S A’PAATIEN!

Tess seems to have an affinity for alcohol.

OGOD I USED A… durrr… a BIG WORD!

STICK A SPEAR UP MY *** AND SLOWCOOK ME OVER A BONFIRE!

NONO, I INSIST! I’M PRETTY SURE YOU CAN’T CATCH IMMATURITY! BECAUSE I’M SO IMMATURE BECAUSE YOU KNOW ME BECAUSE I WRITE ON A CAT COMIC! YEAH!

~Sarcasm~

Geraldo February 15, 2012, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #209066

Holy crap now that I think of it Lushy might look super pretty then Mike will start falling for her and she’s going to be like “NU UH HONEY YOU AIN’T GON TAP THIS ***” dhshsbdonlypaulocandhd and then Mike will feel dissed until Sandy comes and then it will become that one chapter that Paulo was cheering Lucy up, because she remembers that Sandy is coming back :love: :love: <3


PS I am really obsessive over PxL djsnhjdksoQ

SilviaTW_PxL February 15, 2012, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #209067

Mike better get what’s coming to him (an ***-whoopin’), he’s been acting like a little shite for too damn long.

Ryu February 15, 2012, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #209068

Its funny cause everyone is wearing clothes and David isn’t. LOL

danica February 15, 2012, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #209069

Go get em Paulo! :D

Haiku February 15, 2012, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #209070

Oh my god I hate mike right now!!!!

Wow February 15, 2012, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #209071

Oooooooh Paulo’s face in that last panel…!

BustyLaroo February 15, 2012, 12:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #209072

hey Sue’s got clothes on! Oh and can’t wait for Lucy to finally come out!!

Haydawg February 15, 2012, 12:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #209073

you know…. i like the comic and all, i really do…. but i couldnt help but notice that the fan base is becoming less and less composed of people who actually post INTELLIGENT comments and more like rabid worshipers or trolls… honestly its almost embarrassing to read the comments section anymore. in the beginning the comments were awesome and fun to read (as well as the comic) but now most of it is mike x lucy shipping or “omfg your comic is, like amazing! and it could never go wrong in the slightest and your drawings belong in a gallery!” i know that im exaggerating abit but the point still stands. i also know that there is little you can do about this but i felt like voicing my opinion to see what others think on this.

Echo February 15, 2012, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #209074

Here we go… :unsure: Mike is gonna get it now…

Blue Sly February 15, 2012, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #209075

huh, i knew someone was missing

Chelis February 15, 2012, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #209076

mike is gonna get the opposite of what he wanted.

Blackheart February 15, 2012, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #209077

I love this. Despite being an “Abbey centric” chapter, there’s development elsewhere ;). Wonder whats going to happen, but whatever it is, Paulo doesn’t look too happy about it. That or he is just going to say something stupid. :D
Either way, another great page. Keep it up Taeshi.

Fenfir February 15, 2012, 12:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #209078

no? really mikey? -gags-
at least they’re suspicious, which also implies that they know he’s been being heartless….. I reallyyy hope he gets a slap to the face. he doesn’t have to burn in hell. he isn’t the devil.
but D*** he needs a reality check….. he’s been a self-centered ***.


I feel odd looking at Sue in clothes……

ughh. February 15, 2012, 12:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #209079

@Echo You don’t exaggerate much….

Biblioholic February 15, 2012, 12:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #209080

KICK HIS ***, PAULO

*harumphs*

Vizzums February 15, 2012, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #209081

Tess… god I love you. Drunk people can be so fun.

Loor February 15, 2012, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #209082

Uh oh…the truth…shall be set free!

Slenderman February 15, 2012, 12:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #209083

And then Paulo seeks out answers like a detective and chews Mike’s head off.

Ryo February 15, 2012, 12:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #209084

Remember, the class heard Mike’s outburst during the beginning of the last chapter. People know they were together, and honestly, can put two and two together. Mike was right when he said that the others were nice to him when he was nice to her, but not because he “caved,” it was because they thought he was a great guy. I fully expect Abbey to blow a gasket, if not Paulo. And either Tess or David to deliver the epic finale.

Renadt February 15, 2012, 12:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #209085

Paulo, kindly curbstomp this jerkass into next week please. Thank you.

notquiteotaku February 15, 2012, 12:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #209086

davidxamaya otp! XD

NebulaSG February 15, 2012, 12:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #209087

@ Ughh

I agree completely.

NOW I really am convinced that Mike is a low-playing, dirty a-hole. After basically ripping apart Lucy’s self esteem he can’t even own up to his very possible contribution to her -not- showing up?

He has the gall to deny that they even had a ‘disagreement’, at least?

Before I thought he was a self-fulfilled bipolar jerk, but now I see that he’s a two faced arsehat who only wants to -look- like he’s a nice guy. Him acting mean and believing he’s in the right would have been easier to bear. But now it’s pretty clear that he at least knows that what he did crossed the line, and he’d rather hide what happened so as not to compromise his “all around nice guy” act or his happy news about Sandy-kins coming to town.

I do hope that the truth comes out here. Or at least some of it. =/

Skygaze February 15, 2012, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #209088

Bad move Mike, very bad move, even Paulo knows something is wrong with Mikes tone.

Darf14 February 15, 2012, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #209089

poor amaya. tsk :(

Memory Anemone February 15, 2012, 1:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #209090

Oh… dear… lord….
Okay, guess it’s time for everyone to hate on Mike again. Gosh darn it Mad Lucy
I mean, ya, he was kinda overly mean to Lucy, but he wasn’t wrong. Lucy needs to move on and everyone else needs to realize that maybe telling Mike he should go out with Lucy even though HE HAS A GIRLFRIEND, just MAY have put him in a position to distance himself from Lucy more. But nope, time for everyone to hate on Mike…

…Sry for that outburst 0_0

Jimmy Noir February 15, 2012, 1:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #209091

I like Jasmine’s outfit

wow I can post a comment! February 15, 2012, 1:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #209092

AWWWWW YYYEEEAAAHHHHHHH. I knew Paulo would be on Lucy’s side for this one. And considering Sue’s obvious concern, I bet she’s with Lucy on this one as well.
SUCK IT MIKE.
…Looking at his stupid face is still giving me heartburn. Dammit, Paul, punch it for me will ya?

Ali February 15, 2012, 1:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #209093

You only chewed out her heart, spit it on the ground and scraped it around with your foot Mike. Other then that you didn’t do anything to contribute to her absence.

Look at Amaya!

Jax February 15, 2012, 1:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #209094

and now we will see what happens when everyone figures out why lucy’s not there by the way mike talks

Anima February 15, 2012, 1:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #209095

Mikes in trouble now >:) hope everyones one lucy side but she does have to move on but he took it to far by what he had said to her

GearsofWar Fan4Life February 15, 2012, 1:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #209096

Pleeease let Mike get told off…

Nissie February 15, 2012, 1:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #209097

Denial isn’t just river in egypt Mike. You know what you did and it looks like this party might reveal that…

AlphaMoon February 15, 2012, 1:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #209098

yay david x amaya <3 they should totally hook up (like boyfriend and girlfriend and not a one night stand….)

luna February 15, 2012, 1:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #209099

For those saying mike is going to get told off because of what he said to lucy. Consider that they may never actually find out the specifics. She certainly won’t tell them what happened even if they are able to infer that something did, and i find it hard to see a scenario in which he owns up. But alas i digress … i agree with you @emy, drunk tess is the best

Juerujin February 15, 2012, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #209100

Uh oh, Paulo’s caught on and seeing as he’s become one of Lucy’s “bros”, ****’s gonna get real. And if he finds out what Mike did. I think another waterfall will be in his future. D:

Although I am worried where she is. Let’s please hope Lucy is just back at home with Lily and Yashy.

Michael S. February 15, 2012, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #209101

Hey, for every 70 cats theres 1 dog it seems like!!!

That person February 15, 2012, 1:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #209102

Mike ….. One word to say to you

A-hem

LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR

this was shoop-a-doop
Over and out

Shoop-a-doop February 15, 2012, 1:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #209103

Taeshi, I just wanted to say that, in my opinion, panel 8 looks awesomely drawn.
Oh noes Mike, what are you going to doooo.
Also, you guys/gals do realize that Mike could probably easily kick Paulo’s *** if he tried something…

B-man February 15, 2012, 1:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #209104

Uh oh…Paulo looks none too happy about this…. Will my PenName finally have some truth to it?….I gotta see this…

LucyXPaulo4Evar February 15, 2012, 1:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #209105

OHGOD.

PAULO.

DAT EXPRESSION.

Yes. Paulo. Listen. Ohgodwhatwillhappen?

Paulo I love you. :’D

Yaschiri February 15, 2012, 1:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #209106

Ok I officially luv drunk Tess
She’s hilarious

Also thank you Paulo for being attentive to detail

Shoop-a-doop February 15, 2012, 1:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #209107

-.- mike is such a liar !

Leen619 February 15, 2012, 1:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #209108

Paulo. is. going. to . kick. mike’s. tail. severely.

Vincent February 15, 2012, 1:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #209110

Mike, you’re full o’ crap. Full of it to just completely deny any involvement in the possible misery of a girl who clings to your being like a leech. Callin’ BS.

I have a name? February 15, 2012, 2:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #209111

Paulo does not look happy. I can’t wait to see what he does when he finds out what happened, which I know he will. Paulo is just that awesome!

BLG February 15, 2012, 2:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #209112

@Jimmy Noir: I agree that the groups interference in Mike & Lucy’s friendship may have added to the stress but please remember he could of told her in a nicer way that he didn’t like her or want to be with her.

I also can’t wait to see what Lucy will look like. will it be hair Lucy?

I think that Lucy may start to act like a true Bi!&H to everyone so that she can leave them before they leave her, thus not feeling the pain of being abandoned by everyone. it also looks like I’m the first to think that Lucy didn’t come alone. maybe Augustus is with her? that would make for even more drama, and what better way for people to not want to be around her.

sen February 15, 2012, 2:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #209113

And now it begins…

starfighter105 February 15, 2012, 2:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #209114

Let the Paulo + Mike fight start…
10 bucks on Paulo!

Order_66 February 15, 2012, 2:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #209115

Is drunken Tess awesome? Damn straight she is.

thndrsbl February 15, 2012, 2:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #209116

could Amayo possibly LIKE DAVID?! O.O
She looks like she’s about to faint just from dancing with him…>.>
maybe he’s just that good of a dancer?

Candy Corn Lover February 15, 2012, 2:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #209117

You’re not a good liar Michael……Once everyone finds out, you better say goodbye to your friends. On another note, I personally think it’s hilarious how the BCB world is 2 months behind. :D

TraceLegacySSOF February 15, 2012, 2:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #209119

@Candy corn lover- Now remember, Amaya is about a foot shorter than David, making it difficult for her to reach him.

TraceLegacySSOF February 15, 2012, 2:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #209120

Poor Amaya! XD

OOooh…. Judging by Paulo’s reaction, Mike’s going to be in trouble REALLY soon… good job, Mike, good job….

Subaru February 15, 2012, 2:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #209121

It’s about time they noticed she was missing.

Nik_Nak February 15, 2012, 2:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #209122

…… Oh my gosh… Tess is as full as a bucket….

kommo1 February 15, 2012, 2:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #209123

MIKE… *cracks knuckles* Furious Abbey

“Haven’t done anything,” my foot. What HAVEN’T you done to her?!

Mike: Oh yeah I may have shattered her heart into a million tiny pieces but other than that I’ve done NOTHING!! I’m a good boy! :D

Everyone else: … … *FALCON PAAWWWWNCH*

ishallnotclown February 15, 2012, 3:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #209124

Mike you are a liar!!! You know damn well what you did

lov/hate February 15, 2012, 3:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #209125

Uh oh, Paulo’s ears are perked.
Yep. No one is gonna be friends with Mike or Sandy after all of this. Say what you want MikexSandy supporters, looks like no one is happy about how Mike is treating Lucy, or how he and Sandy are blowing off the rest of the crowd.

High school. Sigh.

*edit: Might I add, these are some of the funniest posts I’ve seen in the comments for a while. Maybe it’s just me. Maybe it’s two in the morning. Ah. Well. Either way, it made me smile.

Spladle of Doom February 15, 2012, 3:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #209126

OK MIKE I’M PLAYING AROUND!you where the last person too see her when you went on that project, soo tack damnit ,TACK I SHOULD MAKE YOU EAT A PLATE OF HUMAN **** YOU WORTHLESS **** END.

bad cop February 15, 2012, 3:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #209128

lol Mike is either hiding the fact that he said terrible things to Lucy, which is despicable, or ACTUALLY doesn’t think he said terrible things to Lucy, which is despicable.

Disnee February 15, 2012, 3:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #209129

What time is it?
Drama time!

Hinochi February 15, 2012, 3:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #209131

Rishi: Because “Lushy” and “ova” are correct spellings.

Totally.

Taeshi February 15, 2012, 3:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #209132

People are hating way to much on Mike. Sure he was a bit unsensitive, but can you blame him?

SourSaltyCandybox February 15, 2012, 3:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #209133

I wouldn’t be satisfied with that as an explanation, though, as it could still easily be a small bout of dyslexia that lead to the spelling being “hear” and not “here”. A more compelling (and accurate) way to explain the spelling choice is that it is a transcription of her drunken pronunciation. There’s an emphasis on “arrr” that wouldn’t be represented by the spelling “here”.

Either way, I think it’s self-explanatory and it’s only because Rishi got so hurt about being criticised on Candybooru that she pointed this out, so I added the sarcastic red text to spite her.

SuitCase February 15, 2012, 3:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #209134

Yaaay foreshadowing things to come .u.

Tess is awesome. Always will be owo

Fauxpas February 15, 2012, 3:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #209136

Ah drunk Tess. Poor Jasmine.

Though man Mike, this is totally your fault. How to lose friends and annoy people eh?

Fortunately Lucy won’t come and thus won’t tell anyone until someone forces her to, much to her humilation.

How fast you lost the focus, eh Abbey? Though I suspect it will return to him before the chapter is through.

Titanium Dragon February 15, 2012, 3:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #209137

Lol. At first: AAAAAWWWW YYEEEEEEAAAAH!

Later:….. aaawww yeeeeaahhh….. damn it…

A quote from me from more times then I can remember. But anyways. Funny drunk is funny, suspenseful drama is suspenseful. Love the chapter so far.

Seikyuu February 15, 2012, 4:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #209138

..how did Lucy get there? Did Tess kidnapped her like last time?

Amity February 15, 2012, 4:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #209139

Took them long enough to notice Lucy was not even there!! Mad Lucy
Mike you insensitive jerk!! Furious Abbey Lucy you should of been nicer to him!! :(
This comic is so EPIC AND AWESOME and so filled with EMOTION (in a good way) I LOVE THIS COMIC JUST CAN’T WAIT TO SEE LUCY AGAIN!! :love: :love: I miss LUCY ;_; ;_;

RedKissesAndDarkSecrets February 15, 2012, 4:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #209140

I really do think Mike doesn’t understand why his previous actions towards Lucy were blatantly unacceptable. If anything, he believes that what he did to Lucy was what she deserved.

Think about it: Lucy physically abused Mike for years. Sure it was played for laughs, but put that in a real world context. Would you really put up with a friend who mocks and hurts you just because they wanted to? Hell No.

In his eyes, Mike felt like the victim and eventually just got fed up with it. His outburst in the last chapter was literally made up of years of having to deal with Lucy’s complicated anger issues alongside his own insecurities about their friendship. He was a volcano just waiting to explode is all. And all it really took was somebody else to point him out that what Lucy was doing to him WAS wrong.

Anyways, I’m not advocating that what he did to Lucy was right (he definitely could have handled it better), I’m just saying that it’s probably why he’s acting the way he is right now. After all, he doesn’t necessarily realize how much Lucy really appreciates him (or that deep down, she has so many self-esteem issues). Seriously, has Lucy ever explained to Mike as to WHY she acts the way she does? I don’t think she ever told anyone, but some people like Paulo and Sue and possibly even Tess were able to figure it out.

And this is coming from a fan who absolutely despises Mike.

Pinki February 15, 2012, 4:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #209141

LOL too drunk!!!

SGRTC February 15, 2012, 4:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #209142

I was beginning to wonder where Lucy was.

Harris012 February 15, 2012, 4:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #209143

What… Tacsi, how did you type that? I thought ****** was censored. Probably only for my (and other’s) random questions about her. Also, haha I love Amaya in every scene she’s in.

Lake February 15, 2012, 4:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #209144

oh GD, sigh, well here we go again with the continuation of lucy/mike drama. No offense taeshi, but can we go one chapter where these two aren’t starting drama or shifting (read: stealing) focus from other characters telling their story. one page involving her and we already have mike spinning off to where it looks like things are going to spiral back to shifting focus off abbey/daisy’s stories and back to lucy and mike again. i get it, they’re the mains, but the focus shifts so much that we know about as much about abbey and daisy’s, two characters who have an equivalent status now in the story, past as we do the flower girl, whatever her name is, that david’s crushing on.

sorry for the rant, but it irritates me to no end to see some good progress into abbey’s story just to have it start to shift back to those two.

gunsniper February 15, 2012, 4:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #209145

I love Sue in panel four.

Lol, look at Paulo staring at Mike. God knows if a fight will commence.

eny s February 15, 2012, 5:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #209146

I still really love Tess x Paulo.
If only because I’m projecting.

Destined February 15, 2012, 5:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #209147

Oh **** bro here comes the Mike hate again, get to the anti-stupid bunkers!

Darth GW7 February 15, 2012, 5:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #209148

mike you damn dirty liar….hes know what he did.
its only a matter of time until everone figures it out…

Meh February 15, 2012, 5:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #209149

Lol, when I read David’s line I thought he meant something completely different…

Teguki February 15, 2012, 5:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #209150

I see the end of Mike coming.
And from the looks of it, Paulo’s going to have something to do with it…

Meiko February 15, 2012, 5:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #209151

@darth GW7,
i know what you mean, i think i’ll stay off the site for a week as i can only see this as turning into a week long anti mike fest in the comments and since my usual favorite debaters (curtisimo and biblioholic) aren’t posting that often to give some actual well thought out debate/counters vs the majority’s simplistic “boo, u hurt poor wittle wucy, u suxxor mkie” (i am exaggerating here, and yes i meant to spell mike like that, but sadly some of the comments i saw in the last debate were pretty close to that). i believe that’s the only way i think i’ll avoid physical self injury from continously banging my head into a desk/ facepalming at some of the comments. believe me, go back a chapter and look at some of the great ones from then, at least 90% of them i was banging my head into a desk on. so, sayonara, see you guys next week.

strider February 15, 2012, 5:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #209152

dammit mike, don’t you ever understand lucy’s feelings?! Mad Lucy

lolman February 15, 2012, 6:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #209153

Funny how tess looks like a spoiled little princess when shouting for lucy.

Shydx February 15, 2012, 6:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #209154

lol Tess

I hope Mike gets backed into a corner. I really really do.

Jackie February 15, 2012, 6:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #209156

My little Paulo fangirl is screaming for him to kick Mike’s butt, or get all up in his business. :3 But only cos it loves me some Paulo and drama. XP
Mike was justified to tell Lucy off, and reacted like many teenagers would, with lack of tact. (oh, wait. He is a teenager, hu? And reacted like a young and angry teenager?! Oh, my!) But also like a lovestruck teen, Paulo might jump to try and rescue her, with violence, or maybe harsh words. And possibly upset adorable little Jasmine, which would be sad, cos she’s just so cute X3. Yay for drama! :D
So excited for the next page! :D This chapter is still very sad and filled with the problems of the cast but with the added silliness of drunk Tess, it sorta feels lighter, and happy, like many of the old chapters. :)

Maymay February 15, 2012, 6:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #209157

I am somehow thinking there will be a Mike beatdown at some point via the girls and Paulo

Mightyena February 15, 2012, 6:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #209158

Yes. That’s it Mike.

Tell them you’ve done nothing.

Vigtyr February 15, 2012, 6:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #209159

this webcomic needs moar strong language and substance abuse.

*** February 15, 2012, 6:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #209160

Woo go mike

Abear February 15, 2012, 6:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #209161

Heh, nothing like a drunk to lighten the mood…
When she was saying lushy I thought she was saying lush-y and was talking about herself. Also, panel 8: five year old sister much? Especially with the perspective, it makes her look sort of tiny, like a little kid.
Just realized: so the rich spoiled brat comes out in Tess when shees drunk, eh?
EDIT: suspense button on, mike was noticed!

Curtisimo February 15, 2012, 6:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #209162

Shut up mike u did sumthin. And Tess talks funny drunk.

Catboyn February 15, 2012, 6:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #209163

@Derp

You’re completely correct, and I agree. Mike’s outburst was not fully unexpected, as Lucy was fairly cruel to him without thinking too much about what she was doing to him. But acting the way he has is never the answer. Declaring your hate for someone is never right, and Lucy didn’t deserve that level of abuse.

If Mike is convinced he did the right thing, he shouldn’t have to hide it. He should be able to say, “She’s probably not here because I told her that I don’t want to be her friend anymore.” But he’s not saying it, because a small part of him knows that it was the wrong thing to do. Even continuing to ignore her would have been better than screaming at her with his ‘The Reason You Suck’ speech.

Mattaki February 15, 2012, 6:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #209164

oh my, oh my! FINALLY EVERYONE AWARE! 8-D

Someone New February 15, 2012, 7:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #209165

I want to see Paulo beat Mike’s face in so bad.

JetTrooper15 February 15, 2012, 7:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #209166

YES!!! beat the crap out of him, paulo

Shangy February 15, 2012, 7:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #209167

@Derp, Strider

Mhm, must say I agree with Derp here.

Mike appears to have a bad case of Mr. Nice Guy in that he’s already set-up the future scenario of everybody following him, and when questioned regarding Lucy, he is quick to cover up the fact he broke off their friendship not a few days ago. He is essentially setting the group up TO follow him.

Or alternatively, perhaps he doesn’t recognize the hurt his handling of the situation caused? It would explain his laissez-faire attitude towards Lucy (“Mom’s home, oh boy!”), confusion regarding why she took the trash back (though that is fairly cryptic) and finally his reaction here.

Zero dollars, two cents February 15, 2012, 7:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #209169

Detective Paulo. Ace Detective. 8-)

Dusk February 15, 2012, 7:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #209170

Awww yeah. I forsee fistfights! Or verbalfights! C’moooon some sorta fights! Beat Mikes stupid face in! Stupidface! Agh!


(Also, Taeshi: Y U NO HAVE BCB PLUSHIES HYET?)

DeValt & Whittaker February 15, 2012, 7:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #209172

I wish this was updated daily ;_; I’m so addicted.

I hope they all find out just what Mike said to Lucy.

Cherry February 15, 2012, 7:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #209173

ooooookay…im guessing lucy wont show up and mike would get hell during the party. after the party ends, mike would take comfort in sandy while shes there while the whole gang is giving him the cold shoulder while they try to get lucy to come back to their group. after sandy leaves, mike will try to rejoin every1 but they would still be hating on mike and tell him to go sumplace else while lucy is still being heart-broken and too hurt by what mike said to go back to the others. well…thats my prediction for a few chapters anyway o-o

page comments? umm…ok…drunk tess is fun, david looks like hes overpowering amaya and paulo is on lucy’s side…me likey…

Nekomimi February 15, 2012, 7:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #209174

Poor mike, everybody always blaiming him for any bad mood that spoiled little Lucy finds herself in moment by moment :p he’s the groups whipping boy it seems.

SteelWings February 15, 2012, 7:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #209175

Drunk Tess is awesome. I loved the slurred speech. XD
And I’m semi hoping that Amaya is blushing because ahe likes dancing with David.

Grubey February 15, 2012, 8:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #209176

Oh look, Paulo sticking his nose in again. What’s the bet he’s gonna jump the gun and white knight?

SushiJaguar February 15, 2012, 8:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #209177

PauloXLucy comments soon?

elinn February 15, 2012, 8:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #209178

All of mikes douchebaggery is about to come to light and paybacks a bitch, bitch

2Cents February 15, 2012, 8:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #209179

*sigh* to quote a movie i like ‘i try to get out but they keep pulling me back in’

that said i’ll quickly say this before i log off for a while, my opinion of mike’s actions haven’t changed. (for those of you who don’t know of my stance on the subject, go back to ‘december’ and you can read my past debates on the subject) Mike’s always irritable when it comes to the subject of lucy. mike’s statements, from my perspective, are a combination of irritability and mike actually feeling he hasn’t done anything wrong. He just didn’t want his good mood spoiled by lucy and now it’s ruined (that and sue asking him may have him thinking that lucy’s already told them her version of events. a version, from his perspective, will be biased to turn them against him, that might explain a bit of defensiveness, if he actually is defensive.)

strider February 15, 2012, 8:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #209180

Time to see if your theory stands up to reality Mike. Personally? I hope it doesn’t. Get him Paulo!!

mdg245 February 15, 2012, 8:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #209181

Will there be the eating of faces and the falling of drunk women? Here’s hoping. I’m just gonna sit back and watch these dominos get punched right over.

Senor Pena February 15, 2012, 8:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #209182

Oooooh this is going to be good. Maybe Paulo will punch mike for being an insensitive jerk or he won’t care. Hmmm I can’t wait to see what unfolds.

Robin February 15, 2012, 8:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #209183

Phhhht Amaya XD

Lolly February 15, 2012, 8:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #209184

I hate to say this, but I actually forgot about Lucy for a moment…

Shocky February 15, 2012, 8:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #209185

Paulo, I see your face there, punch him in the face.
Do it.
EVERYONE WANTS YOU TOOOOO.

Clare February 15, 2012, 8:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #209186

Paulo’s about to kick some butt, by the looks of it.

Mike DID make her think nobody wanted her anymore. She’s, well, she’s LUCY, so she’s gonna take it pretty serious.

But judging by the look on Paulo’s face (and general knowledge), that isn’t true at all.

Tickle Monster February 15, 2012, 8:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #209188

Paulo is not gonna be happy if he finds out what happens…

Osa February 15, 2012, 8:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #209189

*Cheezeman approves of Clare’s comment* XD But srsly Mike is in some deep shiz now. D: Also, go Tess! WOOOOOOOO! 8-D

Cheezeman February 15, 2012, 8:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #209190

And so it begins. heh heh heh hahahahahaha mwahahahahahahah!!!!! XD

Rozon February 15, 2012, 8:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #209191

That’s a nice point you made there strider. Hopefully this all doesn’t crash down upon Mike. :) Curse you Sandy for ruining what would have been wonderful relationship! Furious Abbey

Auros February 15, 2012, 8:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #209192

Oh yeah, let Paulo hear about what happened. I want to see him hand “Mishul” his ***!!

Suzume February 15, 2012, 8:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #209193

Does anyone realize that Mike called for people to notice he was there, and everyone simply noticed the absence of Lucy? Also, he’s made Daisy uncomfortable. I can’t help but to think that his prediction for Lucy is going to turn around on his sorry kitty ***!

Silverxphoenix February 15, 2012, 8:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #209194

Poor Amaya.

Koi February 15, 2012, 9:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #209197

finally~ someone found out~ I’ve kinda waited someone to said that out, I missed Lucy alot~ \o3o/

Jeffrey February 15, 2012, 9:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #209198

GET OVER HERE *Bola noise*

Huh? February 15, 2012, 9:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #209199

I wish that Lucy would tell them all what Mika told her, like the WHOLE THING, how she’s a parasite and no one likes her and all of them aren’t her real friends and THEN I want to see them all look super mad at mike and Paulo beats the **** out of him l3 yeaaah, that’d be nice…

Lisaa February 15, 2012, 9:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #209201

Mike sure knows how to keep a level head. Moron

Leo February 15, 2012, 9:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #209202

Oh please PLEASE PAULO unleash wrath upon him!

ChuckTheGirl February 15, 2012, 9:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #209203

I think that Mike’s prediction about everyone leaving Lucy to go with him, will end up the other way.

KairaWolf February 15, 2012, 9:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #209205

Paulo gonna initiate a discuss OMG -.-

BraveH February 15, 2012, 10:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #209206

David cool 8-D!

?? February 15, 2012, 10:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #209208

I predict a fight up in here… 8-) VS. :unsure:
actually, it would be quite interesting (especially if lucy came in the middle of it) from an artistic point of view.
Haven’t seen a fight yet in all 69 chapters of bittersweet glory, so I wonder how Taeshi would draw it…

Anyway, this comic is about teen drama, and believe me, I know teen drama includes fighting… all to well

foreveryoung5 February 15, 2012, 10:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #209210

i love this comic to much i have no life as well

bittersweetdrama February 15, 2012, 10:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #209211

@gunsniper - I completely agree with you. While often I try to refrain from making such comments, for the story of the artist is theirs and theirs alone, and they are doing this for their own enjoyment and do not have to be showing us their progress, I cannot help but get annoyed at this transition. From what began as an important character development of a highly ignored character with so much potential turns into a continuation of a few characters, whose story gets almost frustrating with its repetitive nature of MikeXLucyXPaulo. Yes, the arc prior was incredibly exciting and got a lot of revenue. However, throwing the spotlight on these three, yet again, really diminishes the overall chapter, in my opinion, especially due to the randomness in which their tale continues. Unless this chapter was never meant to be an AbbeyXDaisy chapter, if so, the beginning few pages seem incredibly unnecessary (even though this chapter has been so far, with the exclusion of this page, my favourite by far).

Stilbini February 15, 2012, 10:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #209212

gunsniper: Bitch if the rest of the chapter goes that way. Right now you’re having a fit because of one page, how do you magically know the rest of the pages will be about Mike and Lucy? Don’t be accusatory because you don’t know what’s going to happen, and you couldn’t be any more wrong.

Same goes for Stillbini.

Jumping the gun and getting all “Why is going this way!!!!! What was the point of the pages before!!!!!!” will be incredibly embarrassing for you two once the next page shows up. I know it’s hard to hold back feelings because it updates three days a week, but bitch if you actually have a right to. And currently you’re both overanalysing one page where Lucy is mentioned, and naturally the group would turn to Mike to see what happened. It’s called a flow of story. Different perspectives, though that does not necessarily mean one flow will lead to the whole chapter getting ruined with only talk about mike and lucy!!!!! you don’t know a thing about what’s gonna happen. So I suggest you wait until you actually see proof of what you’re bitching at me about.

Taeshi February 15, 2012, 10:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #209213

._. ok weird fighting on comments … any who cool comic i love the orange cat and david and where is lucy o.o lol what is paulo going to do O.O GOOD JOB ~(^O^)~

Baso February 15, 2012, 10:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #209214

:love:

elistics February 15, 2012, 10:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #209215

….****. I was in a jokey mood till I remember the Lucy drama.

Oh wait, Tess is drunk. I’m over it.

Lunas February 15, 2012, 10:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #209216

@strider I can understand the sentiment. I really can. I will refrain from repeating myself.

For those who complain about the chapter shifting focus to Mike and Lucy once more… let me ask you a question. With the dynamics of the group how they are, with the massive chart that shows that everyone has one connection or another with either Mike or Lucy… if this is how the group functions, then why wouldn’t they eventually notice that Lucy was gone? And with the events of the previous chapter making Mike beligerently guilty, why wouldn’t they notice he’s being defensive? He was with her last, so far as they can tell.

For those who say Mike’s action was justified if not very tasteful…

… it was not justified to the degree it was done.

If anyone wants to know, I’ll have time to go into detail about it later.

Biblioholic February 15, 2012, 10:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #209217

@Derp, Strider, Biblioholic, Curtismo etc.

i actually just read all of the debates between u guys on this page and im actually impressed that u guys r debating over howfictional characters think and act when every thing they do actually depends on how the writer WANTS them to act, not much point in debating the psychology of these angsty, drama-filled, yet enjoyable cats. yet its ur choice to debate on this if u wanted too, so i might as well join in.

@Strider
Yea, alot of people are taking lucy’s side because they feel sympathetic towards lucy, they all feel like “OMG!!! MIKE!!! HOW COULD YOU?!?!” because the previous chapters showed how insecure lucy was and hid that behind her fists, but not only that, but that she loved mike. You cant blame them for hating on mike, he did rip her heart to shreds, but that doesnt mean i support the others too. Yes mike was being a total jerk, but some of what he said was true, but other things he said were just down right cruel and abusive.

@Derp
We have seen how far mike could go with his arguements if he chooses to, Derp. Even if he doesnt want his mood to be ruined, im sure he would be smart enough to know not to draw attention to himself like that by being THAT defensive. This just goes to show that even he is starting to have doubts and worries of the situation. If he thinks he is completely right, he wouldnt be afraid to voice his opinion, this shows he is scared. On another but related topic, i dont think lucy has told any1 about what conspired between them, otherwise alot of thigs would have happened already, sending mike a nice little present from the others.

so, to wrap things up:
strider, dont think of those supporting lucy while bashing on mike are less intelegent, they just want to enjoy the comic and voice how they feel about what they read.

~~~~~~~~~Nekomimi~~~~~~~~~
girl + cat = me
あたしはあなたは愛してる見な~ ☆〜(ゝ。∂)

Nekomimi February 15, 2012, 11:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #209218

Everyone has some clothes,right.So I wish Lucy’s around,so I can see her clothes.
How can David dance with Amaya ?That’s little bit creepy D:!Or maybe it isn’t!
I mean if he can dance with Mike he can also dance with Amaya!
Oh,and Jazz has lovey ponytail!

ema February 15, 2012, 11:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #209220

Unconvincing lie much?

Hoheh February 15, 2012, 11:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #209221

Looks like Paulo’s about to beat some answers out of a certain grey-furred jerk.

Spirit February 15, 2012, 11:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #209222

Ruh roh! - David

Amber February 15, 2012, 11:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #209226

Aha! I knew you weren’t so neutral after all! Makes sense, Hiryu. I think I said this already, but I’ll repeat it again: Conflicts with logic on one side and emotions on the other will never end well. Most people comment with what they feel when they see the page, not what collectively happened during the last few pages.

Many people hate mike now because they feel he did something wrong. When you feel angry about something or someone, It’s going to take a hell a lot more than logic to change your mind.

And attacking them won’t help your case either. Since that’s when you fight emotion with emotion, and that’s worse.
The best way, is to let the emotions run its course, then prove you’re right with logic.

BACK TO THE COMIC:
Personally, I’m hoping for a confrontation between Mike and everyone else.
It’ll be all (Like someone said above me. forgot who :/ ) like the bad guy fesses up to his crimes. BURN HIM!!!

Ehem. Logic vs Emotion: Bad
Emotion vs Emotion: Worse
….I forgot the rest.

Never here February 15, 2012, 11:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #209228

There was a time where Mike was the character I would have liked to meet the most in this comic…

It’s still the same, but now I just want to beat the **** out of him.

Saying he did nothing? I guess telling a girl who is in love with you, has self-esteem and self-confidence issues, shows signs of depression sometimes and could be potentially volatile and may hurt herself or someone else that no-one will ever like her is completely fine. Yep, he’s truly an angel.

If Lucy ends up turning to self harm or even attempting suicide, Mike deserves every beating he could possibly get.

JerryTheRacecarDriver February 15, 2012, 11:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #209230

David and Amaya look kinda cute dancing together 8-D

Haddib February 15, 2012, 11:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #209231

indeed
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(ಠ_ృ)

CptOverkill February 15, 2012, 11:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #209232

Wow, the expressions on this page are awesome. <3

Nekotic February 15, 2012, 11:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #209234

I love that look on Paulo’s face. Stuff’s about to go down.

Person February 15, 2012, 12:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #209238

YES!! Paulo to the rescue! I knew it. Paulo mah man, you always come through. Poor Lucy, someone go help her stat! It’s Christmas for goodness’ sake. :[

Lumi February 15, 2012, 12:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #209239

god damn it i thought we go a comic without a Mike flame war but i guess i was wrong *puts bucket on head* Ok you may start.

I love how stupid Mike is, thinking they would all side with him…. didn’t he say himself that everyone was friends with him as long as hey played nice with lucy

If i were Mike i would honestly just get new friends who would want to be friends with people who were all overly obsessed with one person T_T
OMG LUCY NOT HERE *starts fire*

I wonder what lucy is doing at this momment it would really restore my respect for her if she was just running late and came totally put together and pretending like nothing happen and just enjoying herself

Voice February 15, 2012, 12:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #209240

Smooth Mike just over-react and exclaim the No with a !.
Might as well be saying “Oh yeah I took all my problems out on Lucy as she is always there when something bad happens to me”.
Looks like Paulo knows already

Russia February 15, 2012, 12:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #209242

Also Kool-Aid Tess

Russia February 15, 2012, 12:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #209245

Go Tess! I would so date her like this. She rocks! XD Also you be lying Mikey Furious Abbey, and to prove.*lights his pants on fire with a lighter.* SEE! XD

Alkaizer87 February 15, 2012, 12:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #209246

git em’ Paulo! blood makes the floor red! Kill kill kill!

Iris February 15, 2012, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #209247

…Poor Amaya. David was probably swinging that tiny little girl around like a hammer. :(

TurnerClassicNinja February 15, 2012, 1:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #209248

There must be something wrong with me. When I read the first panel I read it with the voice of the Kool-Aid man in my head. :P

btw I hope everyone had a happy valentines day. c:

Justmyopinion February 15, 2012, 1:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #209249

Mike is a horrible liar. One because no one is fooled, and two because lying is bad.

It is totally his fault that Lucy is not there, he broke her. I hope everyone tosses him aside for this.

yaoiqueen February 15, 2012, 1:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #209250

I was beginning to wonder if she had been invited. >:

Asche February 15, 2012, 1:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #209251

Get him, Paulo.

Krystique February 15, 2012, 1:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #209252

I like how cute Tess is when she’s of her rocker.

Ben February 15, 2012, 1:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #209253

Mike, you are a liar liar pants on fire.

.Lunacy February 15, 2012, 1:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #209254

I can’t be sure, but Mike’s lie comes off as transparent to everyone. Tess can’t say “Lucy” and she can tell. Mike is failing to realize how useless that lie was.

Hoheh February 15, 2012, 1:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #209255

Geez, I really love Sue :love:!!! Loving this and Mike, I’m sure you’ll be discovered soon :unsure:… Gosh, Mike did just hurt Lucy Mad Lucy and did just lied to Sue and to all of them :/!!!

minheeworld February 15, 2012, 2:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #209256

Ohohohohoooo can’t WAIT for Paulo to get on himmmm >|U

Rii February 15, 2012, 2:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #209257

lol
“nothing”, huh?
Yep, speaked the “I HATE YOU” guy…

Jack Silvermoon February 15, 2012, 2:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #209258

Uh oh…This…is going to turn incredibly sour in a few minutes D:

Chocothunda February 15, 2012, 2:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #209259

of course he sounds defensive, he is always accused of being part of lucy’s issues.

thatonedude February 15, 2012, 2:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #209260

me, when I saw paulo’s expression in the last panel:
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btw Derp becomes more and more awesome at every comment. (I agree with everything you wrote, though strider’s last comment gave me some doubts).

@Nekomimi:
referring to the first part of your comment: it doesn’t matter if the characters aren’t real, because if a writer\author is skilled, he\she can give his\her characters realistic mentalities (I don’t know if it’s the right term) so that they will act realistically; for that reason, it is possible to discuss about them as if they were real.

ah, yes, I almost forgot: lulz at amaya.

boh... February 15, 2012, 2:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #209261

that is what we call a white faced lie Mikey

shonenjump1 February 15, 2012, 2:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #209262

Jeeezussss mike. You really didnt have to be so hard on lucy, now there will be 100% more drama holy crapppp. notthatdramaisntawesomeinthiscomichehehe

bluhhhhhh February 15, 2012, 3:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #209263

Paulo does NOT look happy. Mike, I think you’re going to learn how important Lucy really is to everyone.

Aw, Vero, your colors and drawings are sooo beautiful *_* I love the color palette!

nalem February 15, 2012, 3:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #209264

Paulo bout to open up a can! 8-)

tron28 February 15, 2012, 3:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #209266

DIS GUY 8-)
HE KNOWS MIKE IS LYING.
And I say it’s time for Paulo to go kicks Mike’s ***.

Darkverose February 15, 2012, 3:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #209267

I love the color combination in panel(ish)7. And all the colors, really, haha. But Jeez Mike, on Christmas? Mai gudness~ :/

Chi-chan February 15, 2012, 3:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #209268

Why is everyone so blood-thirsty? D: This is what’s gonna happen: Mike will try to explain himself and Paulo will be all like :nope: and they go find Lucy and then it will slowly blur out……. Then Daisy will pop up in a dress and go, “HI! I’M DAISY!” XD ……… k but srsly Mike doesn’t need to DIE. :/ Just be shown like, “Hey man, not cool bro.” and he’ll be all like, “K bro, thx” Then Lucy ‘ll pop in and go, “I LIKE BANANAS!!!” and then world peace will be solved. (Those who followed that earn a gold star!) 8-D

Cheezeman February 15, 2012, 3:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #209269

Ha! It looks like Mike is wearing lipstick! LOL! XD

Cheezeman February 15, 2012, 3:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #209270

I just can’t understand why Mike is such a jerk, it’s obvious he loves Lucy. Yeah he has the hots for Sandy, but we’ve seen how he feels. He only started to ‘hate’ Lucy once he started to get back in touch with Sandy. Someone needs to knock some sense into his thick skull and he needs to make up with Lucy and just be with her all ready.

Ryu February 15, 2012, 3:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #209271

I bet taeshi likes being able to write for tess like she would in a comment on youtube. I especially like “Dun lettim kish Lushy”. Pretty cute in panel 8

baAr of chocolate February 15, 2012, 3:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #209272

can they just leave mike alone?

krewl12 February 15, 2012, 3:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #209273

Uggggg, Mike just makes me want to SCREAM sometimes! Furious Abbey OF COURSE HE’S THE REASON LUCY’S NOT AT THE PARTY!! Lucy isn’t the type of person to miss a party with all her friends. So, I’m ready for Paulo to open a can of kick-*** on Mike. 8-)

And now- back to Abby’s story? Please~? 8-D

Snowy February 15, 2012, 3:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #209275

Finally! People are about to find out what Mike did.

Mikenator February 15, 2012, 3:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #209276

…wait something isn’t right with panels 8 and 9… since Sue is on the right of Mike, shouldn’t she appear on the left side in panel 9 then since Paulo is behind the two and not in front where Tess is? :x There isn’t any evidence that Paulo and/or Jasmine are behind or next to Tess in panel 8, so assuming they’re behind Mike and Sue in panel 9…

It’s sorta bugging me… don’t hurt me Taeshi! D=

Blue Sly February 15, 2012, 3:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #209277

I was starting to wonder when they would notice Lucy’s absence
And Awww finally an Abby chapter <3

Sam February 15, 2012, 3:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #209279

@Blue Sly NONE SHALL ESCAPE THE WRATH OF TAESHI! OOooooOOOooo

baAr of chocolate February 15, 2012, 3:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #209280

Welp i finnaly figured out what kinda person Tess is…she’s tha MEER Guy…you know that guy right?? HEYYYYYYY!!!! MEER!
LMFAO
Gotta hand it to ya Taeshi you really got your work cut out for ya…and some hillarious friends!
Edit: Note…the meer guy is copyright of Gabriel Iglasias Comidien of Comady Central and ik i cant speel worth **** so dont bother

Ikuto February 15, 2012, 4:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #209281

This can only end well.
Also, who’s that David’s dancing with? She seems awful embarassed about it.

Fsjal February 15, 2012, 4:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #209286

Next page, Paulo is going to be up on Mike’s ***. Oh ho…the outcome. I’m curious now!

Aoriki February 15, 2012, 4:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #209288

lol reminds me of taeshi playing sonic 3.

meleeman February 15, 2012, 4:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #209290

Tess.

The true successor to Captain Falcon.

Syrus February 15, 2012, 4:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #209291

About ****ing time this was addressed.

TheX400096 February 15, 2012, 4:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #209292

I love how mike totally left sue out of his plan.

K.R.I February 15, 2012, 4:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #209293

Haha XD. The thing that Mike most wanted to avoid, drama, will be coming sooner than expected. Paulo is seriously gonna flip his **** and attack Mike. I look forward to the next chapter.

Indigo February 15, 2012, 5:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #209295

I’m not so sure that Paulo will say anything to Mike about this. Maybe he just goes over to Lucy’s house the day after the party.

Biblioholic February 15, 2012, 5:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #209296

Taeshi, I’m curious, how many days has it been (in the story) since Mike and Lucy had that huge fight? It’s just that people blame Mike for not taking responsibility for his actions, and yet I think its been like two days. Everything is in the heat of the moment. Has he really had time to think about it? I’m not saying it’s right, but GEEZ. Readers!! have some sympathy for other characters than Lucy!

Serge February 15, 2012, 5:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #209298

I just noticed; Tess’ whiskers are frazzled. Nice touch there.
@serge
I think this is the day after. Think.

Curtisimo February 15, 2012, 5:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #209301

I have that strange feeling Lucy’s somewhere dull, thinking over and over what happened. Then Paulo’s probably going to question Mike and his talk with Lucy. He’s definitely concerned for her. Good think Jazz hasn’t noticed Paulo’s eyes.. Yet. e.e Good luck to all da characters!!

Minty Winter February 15, 2012, 5:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #209303

I still support Mike.

Grapes February 15, 2012, 5:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #209304

Since it appears that few shall bear the fetid shield that defends Mike, I have no choice; I’ll have to side with Mike for now, if only because the more I think about it, the more I come to loath the statements (not the people, however; emotionally, I agree with them) that those who are proponents to Mike’s physical abuse are making.
We must first consider Fact 1 (Henceforth to be called F1): Lucy, whether you adore her or not, was quite the psychotic little furball; abuse is never the answer, but for her, it was. What F1 proves is this; while other characters were quite willing to tolerate Lucy’s abusive behavior towards Mike, the inverse isn’t even close to the same; Mike acting snappish (I am not refering to his most recent attack; that is in the next paragraph) to Lucy is grounds for a group beat down.
Why? Because of F2: Mike placed the group’s expectations in him too high; if he had been more of a normal person and less of a ‘Dogged Nice Guy’, the behavior exhibited (occasional anger, angst, ect. NOT the emotional beatdown given to Lucy; I’m addressing that soon enough) would hardly merit a reply by the rest. Thus, the only times when he feels like he can actually say his piece is when he and Lucy are alone, and when Lucy is at her weakest (in her case, not beating the crap outta him). This likely inspires Mike to overstate his case (acting beyond what would be called reasonable; The Beatdown, as it were), resulting in him not wanting to accept the fact that he is the reason Lucy is not there; he is both fearful and resentful of the group’s (and, humorously, the reader’s) apparent pro-Lucy tendencies, as well as the fact he wishes to retain his Nice Guy persona (however, I also have to agree with what another poster said; the reason why the group liked Mike was because Mike was a nice guy).
Both of these combine in an already somewhat conflicted teenager and result in this; apathy, unhappiness, and snappishness.

Personally, I call it ‘Tales of the Abyss’ syndrome (and yes, that is a reference to the game).

Also, I’m kinda hoping that the Minor characters get more screentime; hopefully this will get shunted to the side for a few more panels.

CynicaIdealist February 15, 2012, 5:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #209305

@Curtisimo: dood Tess’ whiskers are always frazzled ****** :nope: :/
LOL TESS to much juice? :P

GoldenCappuccinoFlame February 15, 2012, 5:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #209309

Whelp, Mike’s gonna get it now…

Ezekial Wolffe February 15, 2012, 5:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #209311

Paulos giving Mike the death stare @~@ lol

random dude February 15, 2012, 6:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #209312

Uh oh. Teenage feline drama senses tingling

Lol. Love Amaya’s face

Tia February 15, 2012, 6:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #209313

Ok, so, I’ve always supported Mike. I reluctantly agree with Sandy :unsure: (I’ve always hated Sandy, and think that a much bigger plot is in effect, but I’ll get into that later) on the point that Lucy, no matter how conflicted she is inside, has been kind of a jerk to Mike over the years, and is wrong to believe that he will put up with it forever. HOWEVER; this still does not excuse Mike’s mistreatment of her. The recient spike in poor gentlemanship from him can be easily explained:

This symptom is very common in households with split or divorsed parents, where the child believes that it has a choice. This principal can be applied to Mike’s situation. Even though he believes that things will work out between him and Sandy, he is faced with overwhelming evidence that it will not, and that he will inevitabally end up with Lucy(as stated by Tashi/Ms. Vera in the FAQs page). Now is where my previous statement comes in. I believe that Sandy’s malicious comments about Lucy in chapter…uh…Chapter “December,” is actually a plot headed by none other than the constant protaganist who first appears in Ch. 10; Rape Cat/Augustus’ Boss(for lack of a real name). This is to get the forementioned revenge for the humiliation caused to him in Ch. 10. It is a classic and effective method, really, to devide and conquer. In essence, Sandy is a trap as well as a weapon to isolate the main protaganists.

Think about that….. :D = D:

P.S.

To Jasmine: he’s not what you think
To Tess: lay off
To Mike: look out
To Sandy: go f*** yourself
To Sandy supporters: THINK & READ!!!
To Abbey: i feel ya’
To Daisy: help him
To Lucy: im sorry
To David & Amanya(?): have fun
Finally To Ms. Vera: thank you

Invader Rex February 15, 2012, 6:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #209314

oooh….Paulo looks mad….. :unsure:

iLuvCarter February 15, 2012, 6:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #209315

Mike, don’t lie. We all know you did it. XD

BlossomWolf February 15, 2012, 6:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #209316

Paulo: I Sense a Disturbance in the Force!

Anthonydafox February 15, 2012, 6:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #209317

@Invader Rex
You sir/mam have a valid point XD

random dude February 15, 2012, 6:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #209318

I have a feeling that Paulo is gonna find out what happened between Mike and Lucy.

Me being silly: Okay everyone stay clam Paulo is on the case! (lol ^^)

Dinosaurgirl February 15, 2012, 6:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #209319

Looks like his little announcement is gonna come out a little early. And to my utter lack of surprise, his friends probably won’t be too pleased about it.

Chiba February 15, 2012, 6:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #209320

;)Why, thank you, random dude

Invader Rex February 15, 2012, 6:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #209321

I have a feeling Mike and Paulo are gonna have a shoot off. [Cue old western music ]

random dude February 15, 2012, 6:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #209322

since i’m trying to avoid another debate with the others, but it seems that i still need to defend myself to others, i’ll make the following statements.

@derp,
I’m not avoiding the subject, i just have too much going on in the real world to get into another extensive debate over my stance on mike that will inevitably lead to arguing in circles over and over again. so short and sweet, i still defend mike and have my reasons for doing so, i just lack the time to concentrate on a proper debate.

@Nekomimi,
i was referring to the rabid lucy fans or the hardcore MxL shippers, not the ones who actually give good debate. note i mentioned biblioholic as one of my favorite debaters, Biblio is in fact a Lucy defender. It’s a personal preference thing, personally i group anyone who tries to debate in an argument but use improper forms of speech (i.e. they use l33t speech, web speech, etc)to debate their point as rabid fans. Sorry if it offends, but i’ve been raised that if you want to debate use proper speech.

strider February 15, 2012, 6:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #209323

@Cynicalidealist Whether or not the expectations were set too high does not justify the fact that though Lucy deserved some of what she got she did not deserve to be told she was an unwanted parasite, him knowing full well how insecure she is. He went too far. He crossed the line, stomped on the line, scuffed his shoes to obliterate the line completely, and then kept right on walking past the line.

What happened was like a parent shooting a bully in the head. The original offense was wrong, it had been going on for too long, and the offense was effectively and permanently stopped by the action, yet the ends do not justify the means. And the reason?! The reason that Mike took the precise words that he knew would hurt her the most and just said them?! Sandy’s imperfect and incomplete point of view. Sandy told him to stop hanging out with her, and playing videogames with her when he had told himself that he would only do the essay felt like betrayal to him and he lashed out at Lucy, who was not teasing him, who was not playing rough with him, who had not been “bullying” him since their friendship stopped being a regular thing. With the reminder of what he had been told to think, he took his own guilt and let it all go in the form of anger towards Lucy. The fact is that when he forgot about Sandy he was perfectly happy to hang out with Lucy. He was reminded, and then all of a sudden he couldn’t stand Lucy for even another second.

What unintentional abuse Lucy has done over the years does not justify the fact that Mike “shot to kill.”

Biblioholic February 15, 2012, 6:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #209325

Mike: Ok so me and Lucy got into an arguement. I made some valid points as to why I am angry at her and that she and I will never be together.

Everyone: Ok?

Mike: And I also took the liberty to tell her how she should have never been born and she can just go hang herself :D. Isn’t that great?

Everyone: Wtf? Mike, you need help.

Paulo: You son of a B**CH!!!!! (Tackled Mike)
Jasmine: Am I missing something?

Abby: Have you learned nothing Mike!?!?!
Tess:( Throws up in garbage can then passes out)

Agustus outside the window: (Rubs hands together) All acording to plan. MWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

random dude February 15, 2012, 6:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #209326

Urgh, for christs sakes.

Okay, here’s a hint.

http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/about.html

Now scroll down.

Where does Sandy’s name go?

That’s right, MINOR CHARACTERS.

The **** does that mean?

MINOR.

AKA, bye bye pretty missy, but **** the hell back to your own town and nuke that phone of yours because WE readers in THIS FLAT of 15 people are getting annoyed that YOUR HEAD is STILL THERE in EVERY DAMN COMMENT.


So other readers, get it into your head, Sandy is flying the hell out and Mike and Lucy will, eventually, find a way to confront eachother somehow.

Christ, now stop ****ing bitching about this **** and just start posting things that make SENSE from now on.

Davey February 15, 2012, 6:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #209327

Random dude, my thoughts exactly, only i was thinking more drawn-out :unsure:

P.S.
GO MIKE!

Edit:
@Davey: Finally! someone else who cares about more than just the most recient page!

Invader Rex February 15, 2012, 6:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #209329

Wouldnt it be crazy if Sandy was related to Agustus some how and she was just helping him get revenge on Mike? Now that would be a trip. And if Mike found that out Im pretty sure him and lucy would be riding on the train of sadness :\

random dude February 15, 2012, 6:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #209330

i love the use of colors to show how the mood decays so fast :D

FreshyKris February 15, 2012, 6:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #209332

:nope:random dude, you are HURTING MAI BRAINZ!!

However, that would be just the unexpected and interesting twist I think we’ve all been expecting.

Invader Rex February 15, 2012, 6:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #209333

@Invader Rex


Thats what do best chap ;)

random dude February 15, 2012, 6:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #209335

Mad times, mad mad times.
Lazy bum, that Lucy. (lol kidding)
Loving the non-lining on all the background peoples, Taeshi…

Welgaea February 15, 2012, 6:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #209337

:O :D ;) perhaps jasmine falls into that wierd relation as well? Now wouldn’t that be a mind bender if for some reason Paulo was being targeted as well?

Invader Rex February 15, 2012, 6:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #209338

I kinda feel Sorry for that girl in panel 4. She looks like she’s gonna puke. ^^;

Kitson February 15, 2012, 6:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #209339

Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes. Everyone’s going to realize that Lucy’s all depressed and suicidal now and they’re going to realize it’s Mike’s fault and they’re all going to yell at him and hate him and he won’t have any friends. And then Sandy will come and break up with him. And he’ll deserve it. That’s what’s going to happen.

…I don’t particularly like Mike, if you couldn’t tell.

ashtheghost February 15, 2012, 6:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #209340

@ random dude:
WE BE FRIENDS

I <3 friendship
\
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{INSERT CARTER}

Edit: Oi!!! Don’t talk crap about Mike! He’s one of the most interesting, complex, Freudian, and variable characters in the entire series. So to haters I say, “TSK TSK TSK, For shaaaaaaaame…”

Invader Rex February 15, 2012, 6:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #209342

Wait…is Tess drunk?!

failbot February 15, 2012, 6:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #209343

it was bound to come up sooner or latter i think mike is starting guilt(remorse?) for what he did to Lucy witch is why he is deficient

that guy February 15, 2012, 7:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #209344

The party has hardly started and Tess is already drunk. RUDE

Noble February 15, 2012, 7:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #209345

@Invader Rex Instead of doing this from scratch, let me just go back and copy n past the tail end of one of my earlier rants…

From not quite one third down page 28 of December (with comments extended):
Sandy I hate least, I’ve never hated her. She’s at the least fault. She’s been told to be the model of mental and physical human perfection, she’s been shoved into makeup and dresses and told to force herself to the level of perfect that she can’t ever hope to attain. She perfects herself to please others, she wouldn’t want to be perfect if it weren’t for others telling her what she wants. The perfect asian daughter. The pretty little princess. The model. The beautiful, businesslike, smart, charasmatic girl who “loves” to do what she does. Just like the workaholic that any boss would love to work to death. Just like the faceless loyal brainwashed hero of a soldier that the generals would love to have ten thousand of to hurl at the enemy. Just like the perfect ten that any boy would love to have as his own.

I pity her. So much. Words cannot express how sorry I feel for her.


That’s my opinion there. Now, let’s look at what Sandy has percieved from what she has been told, and what she intended to do with the facts she was working from.

In asian culture, a friend is defined as someone who enriches your life without also detracting from it. A friend never makes your life even slightly worse. Never. If you are late to work once because your friends wanted to show you something, they aren’t friends. I’m not saying that Sandy is asian, I’m merely giving you perspective. People do not have the same definition of “friend” around the world.

Sandy was told that Lucy hurt Mike and that he took it as a matter of course. She was distressed that he was hurt, and apalled that he called her a friend. Eventually she told him she doesn’t like Mike hanging out with Sandy, and Mike starts to secretly loathe her about the time of the Summer Vacation story arc. By the time of the Summer Vacation story arc, he was so sick of trying to explain her that he just barely gave Zack a passible explination.

This is not Sandy’s fault. None of this is Sandy’s fault.

Stop demonizing her. She’s done nothing.

Biblioholic February 15, 2012, 7:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #209346

@ Biblioholic, I deeply enjoyed reading the retort made; however, as this is a debate of sorts, I feel that I must offer a rebuttal of some sort.
First off, I have to state that the analogy is slightly off; It wouldn’t be a parent shooting a bully in the head, but rather the victim… and no, I’m not in favor of shooting bullies in the head, but it does offer more of a rounded view of Mike then the arch-typical reaction of “ARGH!!one!1! I HAT3S MIKE!” (I am not stating that you are doing this, just affirming the fact that I kinda despise one sided views; understanding comes before considered thought).
Secondly, there is another fact that one must consider; while Mike is certainly not favorably portrayed in his rant against Lucy, Lucy herself took steps to insure that Mike didn’t notice the effect his words had upon her (throwing away her own vomit, etc.) and the fact that Mike doesn’t really seem to realize that Lucy’s own actions stem from mental ailments; short-sighted and malicious, perhaps, on his part, but therein lies a question; is it still similar to a victim shooting a bully if the victim doesn’t know that he has a gun (a metaphor, yes, but I think it does justice to the situation)? Is it right that a person be demonized if they try to take petty revenge, but instead do more harm than might be initially intended (the object might have been to hurt Lucy’s feelings, not to utterly crush her soul. We have to accept that we are given a birds’s eye view, and those don’t lend themselves to too much personal detail)? I realize that most of this argument’s base relies on what is implied, not what is directly stated, but it seems logical to me.

@Derp,
True enough; I try to look at why the characters do things, rather than defend/challenge them; I’m somewhat unsteady when it comes to this sort of thing.
However, I have a retort to the latter part of your comment, when you were talking about people acting unnatural being posers. Here’s the thing, however; people (even cat ones) act unnatural all the time. When you get down to it, nature really only intends people to do 3-4 things; eat, sleep, and fu…uh, yeah, eat and sleep. We may paint those who act unnatural as posers and hypocrites, but for all we know simply being kind might go against the ‘natural’ turn of things; people who try to reject their bad sides in front of people they enjoy being around aren’t posers; otherwise, we have to accept (through that line of logic) that Lucy herself is a poser; if her reactions are normal, then her not beating the **** outta people is a denial of her inner bitch, thus making her a poser.

CynicaIdealist February 15, 2012, 7:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #209347

“sounding a little defensive there”

It is possible that he is fed up with idiots randomly accusing him of ****.

Though for all I know she’s right.

QuakeIV February 15, 2012, 7:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #209349

Dear david stop ruining party kthx??

RED February 15, 2012, 7:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #209351

Is… Paulo going to…? Oh lord XD

spicybleachedhead February 15, 2012, 7:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #209352

@Derp

“But I’m trying Ringo. I’m trying real hard to be the shepard”

I got nothing other than that, then. I can’t really debate all that well when emotionally I agree with the other side and facts add up against me (and without Pathos or Logos, Ethos is hellish trying to establish on the internet); I picked this side cause I thought it would be fun. And it was :). I concede defeat in this particular debate.

CynicaIdealist February 15, 2012, 7:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #209353

Wooow Mike. You call completely shattering Lucy’s self-esteem not doing anything?

Cece February 15, 2012, 7:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #209355

@Cynicaldealist Oh, don’t worry about me misunderstanding that you are talking to me when you say the archtypical Lucy defender. I’ve told off several of those myself. Thoughtless anger is dangerous.

The parent shooting the bully is a better analogy than the victim at this point, I think, though an argument can be made for either. You see, Mike thought it was all fun. He laughed as he cringed in pain, and he laughed when he dodged Lucy’s fists, and he was little more than indignant when he WAS punched or insulted. Only when Sandy cried for his pain did he begun to think of it as a problem. He was protecting Sandy, not himself, when he blew up at Lucy.

And Lucy? Lucy only wanted him to be happy at the end there. Which, emotionally, makes it all the worse for us all to deal with the fact that Mike destroyed her.

Mike was her friend for years. He knew about her insecurity, her fragility, back in the Summer Vacation story arc. He knew in December. And he used it. To destroy her.

I’m sorry, but I cannot see Mike’s actions as justified. When your little brother pokes you for an hour, you do not break his nose. When your puppy nips at you playfully for days and you have a bad day, you are not allowed to kick the puppy and perhaps break every bone in it’s little body. You are not allowed to shake babies. I don’t care how angry you are, I don’t care how rituous you feel your actions are. It. Is. Not. Allowed. You can’t just add up minor offenses and get justification for a murder. There has to be something more than that to justify something so completely devistating.

I’m not tailoring these for the situation and they won’t hold up to close examination. I know that. I’m just saying that’s how I feel. Take them generally.

Biblioholic February 15, 2012, 7:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #209356

Paulo…….has noticed things……

It’s official(If it wasn’t already) , Sue is the smartest character in this series. :/……..

For god’s sake David, put Amaya down!

Vega February 15, 2012, 7:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #209360

to Taeshi n’ Suitcase: okay? normally I wouldn’t care enough to respond to something like this, but this is kinda silly. as I recall, I didn’t get butt hurt over what Taeshi told me in the booru like what.. a little less than a year ago? I remember responding in a pretty calm matter just explaining my case and I even apologized to her through note on DA. I know it can be easy to misinterpret what people may mean through the internet because you can’t see their faces or hear the tone in their voices, but whatever, I guess for politely asking something like no critique immediately means I’m an all around disagreeable person. unlike the both of you, I don’t cling onto trivial things like that, I hadn’t even thought of it until now. I’ve develouped as an artist since then and maybe back then I didn’t want critique on my artwork, but who’s to say I wouldn’t accept it now? sheesh. I think you guys need to get over it and chill out. as for the whole “hear/here” deal, haha okay, sorryyy, geez. easy misunderstanding.

rishi-chan February 15, 2012, 8:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #209361

Oh, are people complaining about the drama focusing on Mike and Lucy again? Well let me just say this. Did you read the “About” page? Did you notice how Mike and Lucy are the two MAIN characters? If you have, and you continue to complain, well then, *southpark voice* you can just GYET-OUT.

I can’t wait to buy this in it’s entirety when its finished. :D

Michael S. February 15, 2012, 8:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #209362

Just saying… I really like the way you give detail to some of the characters in the background, like some of the bystanders in the middle panel.

Cuddle Bear February 15, 2012, 8:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #209364

Tess, hun, you’re cut off.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Paulo punched Mike in the face if he ever finds out what happened between the two. I smell more drama afoot!

Wolf Gem February 15, 2012, 8:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #209365

@sumfurry911

It’s Amaya xD Not Ayana lol

Sam February 15, 2012, 8:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #209366

OH! And I get to read Friday’s new comic page on my birthday! :D

WOOHOO! Best coincidental birthday present evar!

Michael S. February 15, 2012, 8:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #209367

@Biblioholic
However, the problem is thus: when Mike blew a casket, he himself said he was tired of that crap (getting beaten up, ect.). And let’s be candid; sometimes, when one is feeling hurt, one either laughs or cries.

And Mike, I think can be said without any doubt, does not cry… at least, not about physical pain.

And the bit about protecting Sandy? Well, I concur, but really, it only supports my side; if we are going to be angry at a character, it is somewhat difficult when one can only say “Yeah, he was a twit because he was protecting [a person a thousand miles away]”. It makes him look stupid, but not really actively malicious.

And yeah, Lucy wanting him to be happy is heart breaking, but once again, he may not have known the full effect his words would have.

EDIT: Yeah, I must’ve read too quickly for my own good; missed the last few paragraphs.
And yeah, I don’t like the side I am debating for, but the fact is that “having a little brother poke you for an hour and breaking his nose for it” is quite different from “having a little sister that breaks your face and when you finally get tired of the crap and kick her in the bad leg, you’re the villain”.
And I acknowledge that you said that the examples wouldn’t stand up to close scrutiny, but the fact is that this rebuttal was too good to pass up.

CynicaIdealist February 15, 2012, 8:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #209368

Lies. Mike, you lie.

Zariyo February 15, 2012, 8:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #209370

F*** me, i’m trying to stay out of this but dangit, sorry but i gotta say something, biblio.

Didn’t we go into a long @$$ debate about perceptions, in regards to lucy’s previous actions? While you might see it as playful rough housing we have now seen that it wasn’t. There’s a difference between a puppy nipping at your ankle and a pitbull attacking you. While lucy may have seen it as playful (and until recently it was) we have seen since then that it was more than playful hits, Mike actually got hurt by a few of those. Thus at those times it crossed the line from playful to an offensive hit.

whether mike took it as ‘lucy being lucy’ at the time, is a different matter. I mean we’ve since seen another version of assault perceptions from another viewpoint. look at how abbey’s mother responded to his father’s assaults, didn’t she say something along the lines of ‘that’s just how he is’. sound familiar, yeah, that’s because mike used a similar line for lucy, why, because at that time he was possibly in battered housewife type of denial. it was during his talks with sandy that his perception changed to a realization that it is possible that he has been abused over the years.

therefore, HE feels justified in protecting/standing up for himself. Thus why he feels he may need to defend himself now (that was for derp as well, by the way.).

And those, biblio (and derp), are my two cents.

strider February 15, 2012, 8:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #209371

Tess so crazy. The edit made me lol.

Hoheh February 15, 2012, 8:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #209372

@Cynicaldealist, biblioholic, strider, and derp:
My god… I only wish I could have been here for this epic debate. Stupid lord of the rings, part one… Well, next time, then. I can’t really say my opinion on all of that, so some key points:
@derp gaaaaAAAAaaaAAAwd/your mother/the cosmic space lords/israphel/taeshi.
That was the only thing I actually remembered, and I’m to lazy to go back and look.
Now, to shout my opinion at the interwebs.
Mikes thought, opinions, and rationality were entirely justified. However, his actions were not. There’s a difference between “your a jerk, I don’t like you” and whatever the fluk he did.
Now can we get back to THIS chapter now? I think @suitcase said something like this: why are you segueing about mike and Lucy when this is an Abby chapter?” I agree.
*insert signature and quote here*
hah, beat THAT moderators which I wholeheartedly respect don’t kill me!

Curtisimo February 15, 2012, 8:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #209375

since i guess i’m back in the fray (curse you, warrior instincts!!!)

@derp,
Yes and no, to paraphrase curtisimo, his actions weren’t but his logic and rationale was. HE felt abused, therefore justified in standing up for himself. should he have taken it to the extreme that he did, definitely not, but was he in the right to tell off lucy, most certainly. But like i said in past debates, he’s a teen, i don’t think your standard teen is going to be able to control their emotions when their anger has reached a detonation point.

That’s where the line is, depending on which side you’re on you’ll either view his actions as entirely justified or entirely too much, but the fact remains that mike had the right to speak up. just not the right to go to the extreme he did.

strider February 15, 2012, 8:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #209376

Beat his *** Paulo, DO IT NOW >:C I WANT TO SEE MIKE BURNNN

Kitmit February 15, 2012, 8:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #209378

@derp,
well, that depends on reader perspective, you could see it as him covering it up. But another reader (like me) could see it as he’s gearing up to defend himself against a foe. these lines sound to me as he feels he was in the right and, if lucy is there, he now feels he will have to defend his side of his case against a notoriously prejudicial jury. i say notoriously prejudicial because even when mike was being a nice guy and didn’t do anything wrong to lucy and took her hits in stride, every one automatically assumed he was the one in the wrong or that he screwed up when lucy got depressed. need i point you to the paulo and the cheater squad arc for reference of this case.


also by the way, not all of them are drunk just tess (apparently the drinking age in the BCB universe is 18 because i don’t think taeshi would advocate underage drinking.)

strider February 15, 2012, 8:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #209379

ooo~ i almost forgot about mikes whole “i’m leaving and everyone’s gonna follow me. you have no friends Lucy” thing. Guess he doesn’t realize Paulo’s still sweet on her.

@strider, you are the first other homestuck i’ve seen on here

EmmaBemmaNem February 15, 2012, 8:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #209380

@EmmaBemmaNem,
if i get your reference, i think i should clarify my screen name. The name i use refers to a character in a popular side scrolling hack-n-slash back during the genesis days. wow, i’m really telling my age here, haha. (also i didn’t know you couldn’t use your own name in your posts, even if talking etymology of the name)

strider February 15, 2012, 9:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #209384

@strider Eaaauugh… yeah, I was rushed, I didn’t have enough time to think that through. We’ve debated too much for me to remember it all in the bare moments it takes for me to type it out. I remember it now. I’m sorry strider. So like I said, that’s how I feel about the situation. It was more an analogy focused on Lucy’s instability than it was for the measure of Mike’s pain. Lucy wasn’t fully aware of the hurt she was inflicting upon him.

@Cynicaldealist You misunderstand me! I don’t hate Mike! I’m saying the ******* needs to atone for his actions, not that he’s an evil stupid selfish ***** I’m NOT saying that he’s THAT. I’m saying that he’s done wrong. I’m saying that what he did doesn’t measure up to what she did. I understand Mike, because I take it upon myself to try to really understand those that I would hate before I truly let myself loath them. And Mike is, essentially, a good person. What he did is terrible, though, and Lucy is in crisis because of what he did, and I feel that it is foolish to say it’s ALL Lucy’s fault, or that it’s ALL Mike’s fault for that matter.

I’ve said multiple times that I think that everyone’s at fault, but Mike’s at fault the most.

Biblioholic February 15, 2012, 9:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #209386

@Biblioholic
Then we’re cool, like four little Fonzis. ;)
Also, I’m too tired to debate right now, but thanks for updating the argument; it shows you care. And truth be told, I agree with you. I was just tired and was using (I think; I’m too tired to look up the actual debate definition) a strawman argument.

CynicaIdealist February 15, 2012, 9:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #209389

tess can feel the invisible presence of lucy is one of her super-drunk-abilities

lucioMJ February 15, 2012, 9:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #209391

Tess is so bubbly :0 hope that’s okay for her health
but it’s so funny and childisH!

Hell In my Clouds February 15, 2012, 9:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #209392

We interrupt these totally serial debates for an announcement:

Derp, for your version of the comic, I love you.

Strider, for your pro-Mike outlook… your dad never told you that Guys don’t feel pain and Girls don’t fart did he?

Suitcase, I have this to say to thee.

Why, yes I am ashamed. Awesome coding there.

~Geraldo.

Niice. Interesting function. I like it.

~Geraldo.

Geraldo February 15, 2012, 9:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #209393

You know, @Taeshi, it shows you’ve made a good thing when people have practically written a book of debate about it.

Curtisimo - we should really arrange the debates, need to fit ‘em in my timecard.

If the site “corrects” my little-thing-at-the-end(patent pending) I will not go back and edit it, because I am indeed a stupid prat, and I’m PROUD!
Oh, Look, it didn’t edit. Hermm.

Curtisimo February 15, 2012, 9:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #209394

@Curisimo I’m glad you have something to be proud about.

Now go join the IRA with the others of your kind.

@Suitcase Your script that de-irritates Curtisimo seems to be faulty. I would suggest adding “pompous” in there somewhere if you might change it.

Geraldo February 15, 2012, 9:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #209395

@geraldo
I have no idea what that is.
*googles*
*click*
*typetypetype*
I’m already a member of the international reading association, sir.
I wear the edit as a badge of honnor!

Curtisimo - footer

Curtisimo February 15, 2012, 9:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #209396

Mike is bad at covering things up hahaaha

Special K February 15, 2012, 9:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #209397

@The Irish Republican Army. You’d fit right in.

Geraldo February 15, 2012, 9:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #209398

My rough rough draft Mike x Lucy story.
Can’t fit in, she became a loner; met Mike, happy to get a friend; Mike forgets her for Sandy, Lucy draws in to never suffer that pain again, Sandy leaves and Mike comes back; she tries to let him in eventually, Mike invites everyone, they have a moment and Lucy is apparently unwilling to open up; Confrontation; the flashback of when Mike tried to suddenly kiss Lucy, she shut down from her confidence issues, Mike was hurt, she blamed herself for messing everything up; Mike searches for “Sandy”, Lucy was there for support; Acapulco and her complete breakdown over Mike’s “death” as well as Zach opening Lucy’s eyes after Mike opened Zach’s; Lucy said how she felt, this opening up, leading to pain; this caused her to have a breakdown and Paulo to fight off her desperate advances; she was grateful; Mike went against his own words she needed him, wrecked her self-esteem, and finished off her hopes of just being friends again.

Conclusion: Mike was once Lucy’s strongest reason to be strong, as she was his. Now leaving her hanging and attacking the now-exposed heart has made it clear he may well also be her greatest weakness. How sad. Her pets and other friends might suffice to help if her friends can get in. But Mike said they’re all leaving, or might as well have. A conundrum. :x

Hoheh February 15, 2012, 9:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #209399

LoOk At AlL ThE mUtHa****InG cOlOrS… mAgIcAl :0)

Gamzee February 15, 2012, 10:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #209400

Paulo’s face

Oh shi-

wilkens3 February 15, 2012, 10:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #209401

GO PAULO GO GO GO GET THE GIRL!

Beans February 15, 2012, 10:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #209402

Hah, Dear Esther is way better than reading this poorly written comic, with matching art no doubt.

Sounds like you’re mad ;)

Ranger February 15, 2012, 10:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #209403

Hah, haters think their input is valid, with matching egos no doubt.

Dove February 15, 2012, 10:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #209404

Ranger, if you don’t have anything nice to say GTFO :)

I have just gotten into this comic myself, and I like it. The story takes you turn for turn, and the art is awesome (the colors duke the colors!) Keep it going! :D

Rebecca February 15, 2012, 10:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #209406

at the panel where tess is yelling come awnnnnn, there is a random cat all the way to the right and she is WEARING NO CLOTHES. normally this woud be normal, but this is a party, so WHATS UP WITH HER???

plus i really love the art here david is so tall!!!!

DD February 15, 2012, 11:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #209407

I was wondering where Lucy was. I wasn’t sure if she just wasn’t invited or what. I’m excited for Friday!

Meg February 15, 2012, 11:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #209408

Waah!!!
Well these comments were awesome/interesting… :x

And woo! go David! Spread the Fun! Love this page V. ;)

Also lets say Lucy turns up in gothic/emo cloths?? XD

I’d be Shocked and intrigued (worried etc.) Mad Lucy

8bitpie February 15, 2012, 11:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #209409

@Ranger And yet you still keep coming back. Just like with Mikey, denial is not a river in Egypt.

@The epic debate- Y’all are missing one key detail. Mikey could have told her to stop at any time. She would have listened, and maybe even asked for help in changing. He let it all build up inside and let it explode, and then completely wrecked her when she was trying to change. I really hope that Mike ends up alone for a time.

Renadt February 15, 2012, 11:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #209410

Plz be careful!!

nekochan February 16, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #209411

Aww snap **** bout to go down XD

Timni February 16, 2012, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #209412

Taeshi:
I have been a long time reader of BCB, and I’ve never commented before..
But I really want to say, I admire you.
You keep the story going and add new characters, and keep it lively rather than have it be boring.
Your drawing has improved so much and I think it looks absolutely brilliant!
I just love this webcomic.
Thank you for making it. :)
<3

SomeRandomGirl February 16, 2012, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #209413

Recent thoughts upon looking over this page:

Read Tess’ first line in the voice of Macho Man Randy Savage.

Daeva February 16, 2012, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #209414

SomeRandomGirl: Thank you very much, you’re totally sweet ;.;

Taeshi February 16, 2012, 12:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #209415

Ugh, am I the only person here who gets mad when Palo is involved with Lucy?

Necrology February 16, 2012, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #209416

Oh dear, looks like Paulo knows, and it also looks like he’s ready to put Mike in a world of pain for it! Beat him Paulo! Flay that cat to within an inch of his life! Then push him two inches!
Or go find Lucy and give us a sweet “I’ll always be there for you” scene, reminding us of the better side of humani-… errr, felinity.

L Ganon February 16, 2012, 12:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #209417

Nobody needs Lucy :nope:

Kyosuke February 16, 2012, 1:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #209418

Somebody spiked the punch!!!
“But thorns aren’t alcoholic……..”

S0me001 February 16, 2012, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #209419

Paulo, keep your girl company! Don’t get involved in this! This is turning into quite a bit of drama here. I think that… we need a bit more happiness before the big drama comes up :P

nsvoboda February 16, 2012, 1:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #209420

Mike you liar! :3

PurpleLeaf February 16, 2012, 2:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #209421

Paulo’s senses are tingling! 8-)

Drezzden February 16, 2012, 2:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #209422

Oooooh. I know where Taeshi is going with this ;)

I likey a lot.

Devious Nomad February 16, 2012, 3:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #209423

Paulo better like realize his undying love for Lucy and then get married or my heart will break in to little tiny pieces.

Olivia February 16, 2012, 3:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #209424

Brace yourself, OMEGA-DRAMA is coming

Martin February 16, 2012, 4:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #209425

@geraldo,
actually my father was a professional burglar and a louse whom i didn’t see for the majority of my life. My mother raised me for the vast majority of my life who worked like a dang man the entire time i’ve known her, but my opinion of women is this. you want equal rights you’re gonna get just as much crap as the guys get or guys get to get the easy street you get. it can’t be both ways, so yeah if girls don’t have to sign the draft or work at the same level guys do (yeah i know that sounds mysoginistic, but when was the last time you saw a girl carry 90-100 lb box or piece of equipment, exactly.) then guys should no longer have to live up to the standards they previously had to, that includes the preconception of the macho tough guy. Equal rights should be exactly that equal, not an excuse to slack off.

strider February 16, 2012, 4:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #209426

Get in there paulo! :D

Flaze February 16, 2012, 5:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #209427

Well….. **** is about to go down..

Honestly Mike. Lucy is just as much of their friend as they are yours…. if you are lucky to still call them all friends in the nest few pages. I mean come on.

So Paulo is dating Jasmine? Paulo still has feelings for Lucy, and they have been friends for a long time. He’s not budging, especially once he finds out you hurt her.

Daisy… haha falling back onto her “feelings” for you. She has Abbey, and yu’ve hurt her by ignoring her for your precious Sandy. Not to mention she feels for Lucy and how you’ve hurt her in the past.

David..may follow Paulo’s lead, But he has a brain of his own. He’d stay away from you regardless.

And All your other friend’s Are the kind that will kick your sorry ***, for the crap you pulled on her.

You Narcissism and sense of self righteousness knows no bounds.

Sure, Lucy shouldn’t have done what she had done to you, but you went over and above the line

And Mike…. Karma’s about to be a HUUUUUUUUGE bitch
-goes back to hiding in the shadows-

Rokushion February 16, 2012, 5:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #209428

She busy CUTTING HERSELF

Stripedblut February 16, 2012, 5:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #209429

if you dont know wat Tess said,she said………. “dont let him kiss Lucy or any other girl this year, okay?

i am a happy guppy February 16, 2012, 6:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #209430

Mike has been busted

7 February 16, 2012, 6:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #209433

Back to the original plot and suddenly the page is crowded with comments again. I don’t blame any of you, I can’t wait for the next page! I wonder how Mike’s going to handle this.

LH February 16, 2012, 6:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #209434

I see some bitterness coming about

Jack February 16, 2012, 7:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #209435

Back to the retcon again… Was there a point to it? Other than Drama? I should really abuse this privilege. But yes… burn. Burn, BURN, BUUUUUUURN!
(Yeah, I ain’t worth it.)
Emotion only. The self and its logic aren’t here.

Never here February 16, 2012, 7:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #209436

Oo! Oo! I know it’s awful to be anticipating a big mike chase, but after the last chapter I really can’t stand things to stay under the radar and his friends continue to treat him like they would be okay with his actions. I was pretty sure before that they wouldn’t be, and Tess and sue’s reaction just certify it for me. But this may not be the best thing for Lucy. After something like that, instead of feeling defended and validated, you feel embarrassed and humiliated, because by this time you believe everything they said was true. Even though she really does need friends’ support right now….

KittySabba February 16, 2012, 7:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #209437

Defenetly my favorite chapter

JustSomeCritic February 16, 2012, 7:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #209438

Paulo is going to kick Mike’s *** I can feel his KI….
DO IT!!!

Gurren February 16, 2012, 8:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #209439

>=D kick his but paulo put him back in his place!

kogenthefox February 16, 2012, 8:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #209440

@Derp: watch your words REALLY carefully, you are potentially offending a lot of people. These BCB comments are also not suitable for the kind of conversation you are making right now.

Zarylo February 16, 2012, 8:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #209441

@Derp
Can’t hear you from my Anti-stupid bunker.

Darth GW7 February 16, 2012, 8:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #209442

@strider and derp
ok what?!?! how in the heck did this get from a mike-and-lucy arguement to guys-vs-girls arguement?! Not only that, but calling us girls the weaker gender? huh, you really ticked me off there. you guys think that a girls life would be so simple that we have less work to do and stuff? the thing about being equal is that we are equal in every aspect. strider, when you see a guy carrying heavy stuff for a girl doesnt mean he has to, sometimes, men CHOOSE to help us. we can carry that stuff ourselves too. derp, that joke wasnt as insulting to us as it was for u guys as it shows that men are, in a way, cheap and sort of stupid for not knowing how to weigh the diffrence of value.

ohh and strider, the last time i carried a heavy box of stuff was yesterday, so if a teenage girl has work to do, im sure older women have much more to do too, and yes, that does include manual labor.

Nekomimi February 16, 2012, 8:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #209443

I just thought of this. Paulo’s Ticked….. What’s gonna happen?


Maybe this?



:unsure:: I didn’t DO anything!

8-): FARUKON-PAWNCH!!!!

LucyXPaulo4Evar February 16, 2012, 9:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #209447

Haha oh yes, please beat him up Paulo ! Prove his little hate speech totally. 100% wrong!

Hiccupby February 16, 2012, 9:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #209449

@Nekomimi

While I heavily disagree with most of Derp’s post, let’s not kid ourselves. Women are built/evolved with less of a physical ceiling than men. Doesn’t mean they’re helpless. But let’s not pretend that the strongest woman will ever compare to the strongest man.

Blur February 16, 2012, 9:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #209451

Looks like Mike was wrong, Pualo still cares about Lucy…

Avory February 16, 2012, 9:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #209457

Luuuuuv Tess in the 8th panel! 8-D

MollyThePhycoRabbit February 16, 2012, 9:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #209459

I mentioned Lucy earlier. Tess is funny when she is a “little” tipsy. Also, Mike your liar you destroyed her you jerk!

Starkeyblade February 16, 2012, 9:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #209461

@Nekomimi, Darth GW7 and Zarylo:
you completely misunderstood what Derp and strider meant (but I’m not so sure about strider…).

and, gods don’t exist, so women didn’t come from men’s ribs. just relax, it’s a joke.

boh... February 16, 2012, 10:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #209464

Paulo wants to play punchies

2tailed_fox February 16, 2012, 10:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #209466

LUSHY! UUURRR MAKIN TEESH SHOOOOUUTTT!

Flutterwagon February 16, 2012, 10:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #209467

@Derp
By that you mean boh was the only one to agree with you.

Darth GW7 February 16, 2012, 11:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #209471

@Darth GW7
so you still misunderstand him. oh well…

boh... February 16, 2012, 12:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #209473

to mike from lucy:
It’s 8 AM, this Hell I’m in
Seems I’ve crossed the line again
For being nothing more than who I am
So break my bones and throw your stones
We all know that life ain’t fair
But there is more of us, we’re everywhere

We don’t have to take this, back against the wall
We don’t have to take this, we can end it all

All you’ll ever be is a fading memory of a bully
Make another joke while they hang another rope, so lonely
Push them to the dirt till the words don’t hurt
Can you hear me?
No one’s gonna cry on the very day you die
You’re a bully

To mike from paulo:
Strut on by like a king
Telling everybody they know nothing,
And long live what you thought you were,
And time ain’t on your side anymore

And so you tell me I
Can’t take my chances,
But I told you one too many times,
And you were crying like a bitch.

for those of you wondering, these are lyrics taken from Bully by Shinedown and Cryin Like a Bit*h by Godsmack respectively.

K.R.I February 16, 2012, 12:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #209475

Mike doesn’t tell the truth because he is afraid of getting butt****ed maybe?

batman February 16, 2012, 12:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #209476

@Derp Here you are:

-All Around me (Flyleaf)
-All These Things (Bullet For My Valentine)
-I’ll Make it on my Own (Doro)
-Closure (Divine Heresy) but this one’s a bit more hardcore
-Perfect (P!nk) very out of place, but fits the mood i suppose…
-Farewell to Good Days (Seven Day Sonnet)
-Home (Three Days Grace)

The name of the CD would be “The Angst Diaries” XD

K.R.I February 16, 2012, 1:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #209477

:/ you seem ….sasspichios ……. :unsure: uhm…… i didnt do anything……..

alfie the artick fox February 16, 2012, 1:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #209478

I’m half expecting Lucy to do something like dye herself black and stop wearing her bow so she wont be recognized and then try to avoid her friends in the upcoming school year because she feels she’s ‘not worth’ having friends or being loved after her last conversation with Mike. He did imply that they would leave with him when he left the lunch table.

bloog February 16, 2012, 1:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #209479

I love this webcomic and i have for two years, my emotions have gone up and down through out the chapters…but i have now grown numb about Mikes hatefulness, and I feel for Lucy, so thank you Taeshi for making a webcomic that draws the readers into the story and plays wih their emotion.

Also a shout out to all my fellow Bronies I see on here, Follow the Bronies of Alaska on twitter @Bronies_of_AK and also dont forget to follow Taeshi @Taeshi

BoAdrama February 16, 2012, 2:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #209480

i sense a shitstorm brewing…

kaijinzero February 16, 2012, 2:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #209481

Mike you liar.

wr3h February 16, 2012, 2:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #209482

@Derp
I’m not butthurt, in fact I am mysteriously unaffected by a collection of characters on a screen.
It’s odd, because you seem to give the impression that I’m meant to care about what you have to think. Oh well.

Darth GW7 February 16, 2012, 2:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #209483

I read this in about two days. I like happy endings. MAKE IT HAPPEN. (Anywho, Wonderful comic.)

Mono The Elder February 16, 2012, 2:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #209484

oh, paulo looks like he might clock mike a good one.

DB February 16, 2012, 3:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #209488

Taeshi
I support your critique on many of the commentators!!

Gurren February 16, 2012, 5:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #209489

This will be an interesting conversation. Note the difference between you, Michael. Unlike some, not everyone needs someone buried in guilt. How often does Mike behave like he’s potentially at fault when things go awry? Less point making and more forgetfulness. Hoheh…

Hoheh February 16, 2012, 6:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #209490

@ TraceLegacySSOF
Actually if you look back through previous chapters, you’ll see that Tess graduates in 2009 meaning that this Christmas party is in 2008. So the story is way more behind than 2 months, more like 3 years. ^^’

Ayami February 16, 2012, 6:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #209491

Oh my god, tess is so cute when she’s drunk. XD

Also, MIKE YOU JERKFACE, ATLEAST OWN UP TO BREAKING LUCY. The fact that he’s reluctant to tell the gang that he had this huge bitch fit on her means even he knows he was harsh, and he still doesn’t own up. GAHHH YOU SUCK! I HOPE LUCY KICKS YOU WHERE THE SUN DON’T SHINE! Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey

PS poor lucy, be the tough girl i know you can be, show stupid maishul you dont need him! whatever you do, NO SUICIDE.

ILUVSUSHIRAWWR February 16, 2012, 6:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #209492

You know, since the chapter December, I’ve pondered at whether or not Lucy might go suicidal. In direct context, she’s had someone reject her love, that same person respond by coldly stating he despises her, and go so far as to deem her completely worthless as a creature. Also, from Lucy’s perspective, a person she thought was her best friend has seemingly (notice, I say seemingly) changed his mind about her from the suggestion of someone he hasn’t seen in years. It could potentially cause her to reevaluate all of her life’s thoughts and decisions, if something so dead-set in her mind was so violently shaken. That kind of upset could have horrible effects on her psyche. Just a thought.

Pondering February 16, 2012, 6:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #209493

Ya know, I understand Mike.He really loved Lucy,but always was getting insulted by her,after all he did,and that just led him to believe that she was using him.He still cares about her at some point,like the part where she was talking with Augustus in December,and a lot earlier in Acapulco.
He hates that Lucy just used him because she was alone,and thinks that after he forgives her,it will happen again.

Anyway,thats just a theory.

John February 16, 2012, 7:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #209494

OH SHOOP. And I really love Tess’ faces xD
and whaat is going on with Amata :>

Konikaa February 16, 2012, 7:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #209495

Wow I still see the comic writers are not being mature. Can’t you just answer a question without getting butt hurt and flat out attacking the readers? I will enjoy posting your edited comments on reddit.

Nikki February 16, 2012, 7:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #209497

I wonder what Lucy’s up to? If she even actually there, or at home? And hm I wonder what’s up with Paulo’s face in the last panel. This’ll be good…
At the end of the recent Lucy and Mike conflict chapter, I thought maybe she’d gone to kill herself, going by her earlier comments. Maybe she’s actually DEAD. D: That or she just didn’t come. Saves the plot for a while. No Lucy, no drama! Hehe. Just joking. Partly true in some cases though. And if she is dead or anything like that, I wonder what the reactions of Mike and her friends will be. Or she’s just not dead. But who knows. Come out come out where ever you are, Lucyyy~

Asheh February 16, 2012, 8:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #209498

@Konikaa: I was wondering what was up with her too! XD

Asheh February 16, 2012, 8:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #209499

Tactical Paulo incoming. It’s over.

Dragnite February 16, 2012, 8:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #209500

I love lucy she sooòooooo hot and sexy

camrin February 16, 2012, 8:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #209501

Drunk much, Tess? XD

FairyTalegurl February 16, 2012, 8:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #209502

@Curtismo then why dont we I’ve Mikie there a chance to calm down -_-

Serge February 16, 2012, 8:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #209503

Paulo’s going to kick Mike’s arse and I will love it.

cmr00lol February 16, 2012, 8:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #209504

lol, look at Amaya dancing with David :P

Eva Cann February 16, 2012, 9:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #209505

Wow… seriously Mike, you forgot or completely oblivious to what YOU did to Lucy? Scum.

I love Tess and Paulo is about to kick some ***. xD

Kixxar February 16, 2012, 9:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #209506

By the by, I also wanted to commend you Taeshi, on excellence. It’s not unusual to see people who can draw, and people who can write, or people who can do both. But you have the amazing ability to combine the two to make an intricate story some might find unsettlingly realistic. I have rarely been witness to a work that so strongly pulls people into its story, and I’ve actually made Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays priority days of the week because of this. It’s a weird contradiction between realism - being down to Earth- and the dramatics and ever-changing identities that help make life, life. It’s a continual struggle between mistakes, confusion, and forgiveness: Second chances taken with the memories of the past still stinging, if you will. It’s Bittersweet, and it’s amazing. Please don’t stop any time soon!

Pondering February 16, 2012, 9:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #209507

Lol

fryfh February 16, 2012, 9:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #209508

Forgot what day it was and was like “Where’s my friday comic…Aw..”

JesseJamesAndCompany February 16, 2012, 9:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #209509

paulo watching mike like you scum bag mother beach lol

paulo_VS_mike February 16, 2012, 9:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #209510

@ FairyTaleGurl

Nah, Just been hitting the CatNip again.

LucyXPaulo4Evar February 16, 2012, 9:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #209511

Holy ****, Derp types like a condescending tool, call the grammar police because this **** just became a federal ****ing issue.

Conspiracy Theory February 16, 2012, 9:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #209512

With all the build up on what Abbey’s past was like, we’re going to see some massive beatdowns go down on mike.

Paulo is an obvious one, as he realizes the situation Lucy’s going through
Abbey is likely to deliver a finale blow, and it will be of high school drama severity.

Just shooting theories here

DerpHerp February 16, 2012, 11:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #209513

Well it seems to me that I’ve joined the anti-mike gang. He and Lucy used to be my favorite characters. But seriously mike?! Do you seriously need to go so far as to crush all self esteem and happiness she had after what you did? Lucy was starting to make a comeback but you killed her man, and I don’t forgive a**holes like you. Sure you may have a girlfriend already. A ditzy self centered brat at that. Lucy has been your friend your whole life and she’s never betrayed you. She tried to become you’re friend again and accept that you were already taken, YOU’RE A DIPWAD. You don’t deserve someone as awesome as Lucy. I honestly hope something ironic happens and everything that he said to Lucy would come back and slap him in the face. OH AND GO PAULO!!

Premium Giraffeberries :D February 16, 2012, 11:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #209514

Ohhh man. Why do I sense Berserker Abbey sometime later? Is he going to find out what happened? If so, then Mike’s Plan is going down the drain. AAA THE NOT BEATING UP OF MIKE IS KILLING ME. He needs to pay his Karmic Debt. Soon.

DeValt & Whittaker February 16, 2012, 11:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #209515

Seven panels of Lucy being mentioned.

416 reader comments, not counting this one.

… wow.

Das a lotta stupid.

Geraldo February 16, 2012, 11:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #209581

There is a fine line between being the life of the party and being the person everyone hopes like hell will just pass out already, Tess m’dear.

Ironic of Tess to be calling someone else “lushy”. :P

Oh well, gotta let your fur down now and then.

Does David ever wear clothes?

Fruvous February 17, 2012, 2:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #209606

in the beginning i realy liked mike, i thought he was cool and that he and lucy will be perfect for eachother, no i realize how selfish and stupid he is, Lucy just wan’ts to be his friend, and he rejects her once more for that Sandy! He keeps saying “Sandy This, Sandy That” and now it ****** me off, to me Sandy is a prostit****, she isn’t meant for Mike, and Mike listened to her and now the result is that Lucy is heartbroken, i doubt if Mike ever forgives himself to Lucy she will forgive him in return, no, i think Lucy will end up with that dude (i forgot name) that used to like Daisy. They could look nice eachother, who knows… It’s a drama , everything can happen!
;)+ Mad Lucy = Maybe?

MakuNoodle February 17, 2012, 5:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #209614

@Taeshi (from a whhhiiiiiilllleeee back)

I am sorry that you took my comment into the context that you did. I was not trying to “bitch” at all that the Wednesday update. I understand that this comic is entirely up to you, and honestly I am more upset with myself that the comment I made gave the impression that I was complaining about what you did, when in fact I was trying to give some form of insight. Personally, the random transition in-and-out, this little blurb on LucyXMikeXPaulo then right back out again, seemed to be out of place to me. While yes, it is important to keep up with had happened last chapter, this interjection does not really effect the main story line of this chapter, hence my reaction of it seeming out of place. That is not to say that the page artistically wise is not beautifully done. Rereading my comment, I see that I did not articulate what I was trying to say properly, and I am sorry for coming off rude and complaining-like, especially due to the fact that I absolutely detest acting in such a way when someone is going out of their way to please a fan base.

Stilbini February 17, 2012, 6:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #209675

It’s funny ‘cause tess is the only lush at that party ;)

sethorien February 17, 2012, 12:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #210189

paulo is on to something. i smell a stalker. 8-D mike is a meanie. it is his fault for stringing lucy along. sandy just wants to take mike away from lucy. sandy doesn’t realize the friendship mike and lucy had. yeah we all know what lucy can be like but everyone has thier reasons. :O mike quit acting stupid and realize sandy doesn’t really care about you.

melberry February 22, 2012, 12:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #210757

Is that Carter to the left of Paulo on the last panel?

Mikk February 29, 2012, 12:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #210929

Mike ur a doishbag

Jacoby March 4, 2012, 9:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #212052

He’s lying and Paulo knows it. He’s realizing that something really awful happenned.

tk March 16, 2012, 4:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #212359

agreed :/, I bet Paulo will find out and kick the crap out of him soon, I hope Lucy is okay and didn’t get into trouble or hurt herself in someway. :(

yuyupiece March 21, 2012, 1:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #212652

I love Mikes respones for some reason. xD

Chokolait March 25, 2012, 9:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #212950

Paulo’s face on the last panel… Mike’s in for a Falcon Punch now.

Luigifan March 28, 2012, 7:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #213143

i agree with falcon punch hit, mike was a complete ***. but anyway this chapter kind of makes me sad:( still its nice he about to find his mom. Im talking about abbey for the sentence i just wrote.

nomoe28 March 31, 2012, 11:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #213144

why do i have to wait for the next one it is killing me the antisipation aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaargh. well at least i can read the earlier ones. oh and one more thing MIKE SUCKS D******

nomoe28 April 1, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #214215

BUSTED!
C’mon Mike, they’ll figure out one way or another

Sycrin April 12, 2012, 9:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #216258

for the love of taeshi , the past is the past and you’re being a complete jerk to lucy ,mike, get over the past you big jerk! :unsure: Mad Lucy Mad Lucy Mad Lucy

lolman33 May 11, 2012, 5:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #218536

I just keep hearing “She Will Always Be a Broken Girl” by She Wants Revenge for Lucy here. A perfect sound and energy for how Lucy is dealing with Mike and his attitude towards her.

Sorry, Abbey, this is really your story, and it’s great that you’re facing your multitude of scary personal demons, I hope that you get some closure, however painful, for this Christmas.

faldara June 7, 2012, 11:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #218537

And for everyone who is keen on seeing Paulo beat the bloody tar out of Mike, remember that Mike is trained to some degree in Karate, and Paulo is the type of guy to force a confrontation and remove all surprise from the equation, rather than, say, hit Mike in the back of the head with a brick with no warning.

faldara June 7, 2012, 11:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #226180

I know no one will read this but…

“This doesn’t have anything to do with you does it?”

“What, No! I only said she was a selfish bitch and said ‘I hate you’ 7 times! What kind of a reason is that for not showing up?”

I used to like Mike. Now he is utter douche.

Atom August 25, 2012, 7:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #227000

Paulo kick Mike’s ***!

Someone September 2, 2012, 4:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #233803

David the Destroyer…

D.Durand December 6, 2012, 6:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #236212

I love Tess’ way of getting Lucy to come. XD

I'll Eat Yourself January 8, 2013, 11:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #259334

sue’s smart.

Astrid555.1 September 12, 2013, 5:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #260565

Sorry, Mike, could you repeat that? I couldn’t hear you over your ********. :/

Cal September 28, 2013, 5:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #268618

Damn Mike now you are not only a Jerk, but also a big fat LIAR! Furious Abbey

Tails November 28, 2013, 9:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #274534

Drunk Tess is best Tess.
Hmmm…
DrunkTessxSadPaulo?

Nyarth February 5, 2014, 9:59 PM EST.

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