69. At Loose Ends, page posted 3/5/12

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184 Reader Comments On This Page

Comment ID #210947

Yes! Update.

Heplooner March 5, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #210948

You know, I’m kind of happy that the woman he’s cheating with isn’t a total scumbag. When Abby’s dad (probably) told her about it, you can tell she knew it was going over the line. I’m actually happy about that little fact.

Side note: WHERE ARE THEIR EYES IN THE FIRST PANEL GOAHGOPAHSGSAPOGHIAGH IT’S SCARY!

kdebones March 5, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #210949

Yeah, take a stand!

Hi March 5, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #210950

Oh… gosh…

day~day March 5, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #210951

GO ABBEY!!!

K.R.I March 5, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #210952

You go, Abbey!

Sonata March 5, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #210953

:O Get ‘im Abbey! Kick his arse!

Alex March 5, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #210954

The bravest guy.

Ravux March 5, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #210955

OoO oh damn Abby I’m proud of you for sticking up to him like that, though it wont end well DX (I hope I get first or second)

Sam March 5, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #210956

“Sir” Abbey, i know hes your father but he just hurt your mother and is planning on leaving with another woman, this is no time to stop and be polite. Abbey’s father is not going to hurt abbey is he?!??! How could anyone be so cruel?!!? I love Abbey for sticking up to his father for his mother, I would do the exact same thing even if it meant getting hurt. Omg I’m going to have a heart attack waiting for the next page

:) March 5, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #210957

Abby just ented bad *** mode.
but now wahts goner happen

Akira March 5, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #210958

Abby’s dad sucks -_-

That one March 5, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #210959

Go tiny Abbey!

…please don’t hurt tiny Abbey!

Limey Brit March 5, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #210960

Oh dear Abbey that’s a might bit of overconfidence if I ever saw it

Nite March 5, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #210961

Part of me hopes little Abbey will kick his *** while the other part wants him to submit and break down…

…I’m a terrible person.

SSElizabeth March 5, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #210962

Be strong Abbey! You’re doing the right thing by standing up to that jerk!

Xenos March 5, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #210963

Oh Abbey. ;_; I really hope you don’t eat a knuckle sandwich in the next page.

Shelbykins March 5, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #210964

Oh my goodness… please don’t beat up abbey!

on a brighter note, i hope his dad gets what’s coming to him Furious Abbey

Zeratulonezerozerofive March 5, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #210965

Go Abby!
I do have to say I love how the facial expressions match the right setting and mood to this piece. Good work :D

Runawayfish March 5, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #210966

Ace March 5, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #210967

oh yeah… he is so dead

Arc March 5, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #210968

You know what? Abby has had to put up with all kinds of crap what with his father, but this takes the cake. He cheats on, abuses, and then severely hurts his mother, but now now this? He’s running away like a total coward. But what I can’t believe is that little Abby is going up against his father like that, despite what he could very well do.

I’m proud of him. The kid Abby, not the father. This is probably the basis of him becoming what he is now, to a very fine person as he further matures.

Melinda March 5, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #210969

I wonder what’s gonna happen!!! D:

Dearly March 5, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #210970

Just like that, Abbey goes MacGyver.

Glad to see Abbey is standing up to his father.

Randommoron5 March 5, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #210971

We may find out next comic if Abbey presently bares any physical scars that he’s never shown anyone—or at least no one but his foster parents.

X-strike-fire-dragon March 5, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #210972

WOOT!!! GO ABBEY!!! YOU CAN DO IT!!! XD

Ice Shield March 5, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #210973

The Abbster ain’t scared o’ nobody, brother.
Nobody… but himself! BAWWWWWW.
Great storyline. Dramatic backstory, dramatic violence, dramatic Abbster, dramatic drama, and also a party! Jackpot!
For realsies though, I love it when the story gets cranked like this, and it’s cool to see his background cleared up a bit rather than being full of vague trauma.

MykelTDT March 5, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #210974

OH ****

SilviaTW March 5, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #210975

OMG GO ABBEY!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have a new respect for him.

Raxki March 5, 2012, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #210976

ABBEY YAY! :love: but…….then again… he’s probably going to get beaten….. D:

Vega March 5, 2012, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #210977

He better not lay a hand on lil Abbey! Mad Lucy
This is really hitting a sore spot with me, my family has been through something like this. It’s really nice reading it through, kind of from a different perspective.

Taeshi, i love the shading on this page! XD

iSpyy (Bethhy) March 5, 2012, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #210978

ATTACK!

starfighter105 March 5, 2012, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #210979

brave abraham brave :C

Grace March 5, 2012, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #210980

Looks like someone took a level in Badass when they were a kid ;)

Ziur March 5, 2012, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #210981

Abbey …

Nerdy Boy March 5, 2012, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #210982

Awesome finally abbey is standing up to his jerk of a father! Although I am pretty sure abbey is going to get hurt but I bet he does inflict some damage that will cause an identifying scar on his face or sumthin.

Wolf128 March 5, 2012, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #210983

Aww abbey! You’re such a brave little kid :( I’m sorry you had to go through so much!!!

Sylvia March 5, 2012, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #210984

You know what? Time for a panel by panel breakdown.
Panel one: so Abby’s dad has fled the scene, to his lovers house? Sort of makes sense. Now, why would he even tell her something happened? If he didn’t say anything, it wouldn’t be very suspicious. Or better yet, he could be all “I cannot stand to be apart from you, let us run away together!” or something like that. Now, the Mistriss looks rather calm, actually. She has the cartoon style ‘sleepy eyes’.
She’s also a legless ghost.
Panel 2: HE HAS EYES?!
Panel 3: let’s be honest here. Those faces look really dumb. The dads face is just like mild puzzlement, and the woman’s face looks like ‘ooh, i just made a good move in chess!’
Panel 4: that’s one well beat child. That dosent mean what you think it means either, it’s an expression for a well behaved kid with good manners.
Panel 5 and 6: my god, what is he, emotionless?! He just KOd his wife and was confronted by a child for KOing said wife. I mean, REALLY? As a matter of fact… Hey, Seth! “what?” get in here! Seth Rogan: REALLY??!?
Forgive me for my stupid joke.
Panel 6: suddenly, raccoon face.
Panels 7 through 11: take a stand, Abby! Yeah! Kid power!
Although, sadly, If he can beat his wife with no remorse, he’ll probably have no qualms about back handing his son. Mabye running him over too, If the car-to-Abby placement is convenient.

Curtisimo March 5, 2012, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #210985

this can only end well although i doubt the artist will show us what happens

krewl12 March 5, 2012, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #210986

Well then….
Perhaps this is where the anger issues come from. I would have much worse issues if I where abbey… Much worse.

Wow March 5, 2012, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #210987

woah. Really great, Taeshi, just great. I love the emotion that’s been in this chapter.

Getting to see Abby’s back story is really awesome too. It gives a lot of perspective to why Abby is why he is now.

Can’t wait to see what happens next :O

Eemia March 5, 2012, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #210988

Perhaps his neglect to his wife does not, in fact, transfer over to his son. The same is not true opposite. His abuse of his wife causes hatred by his son.

Equivalent Exchange here people.
To obtain, something of equal value mus first be lost. Perhaps if Abbey had not lost his mother and father, then he world not have the friends and family he has now.

Invader Rex March 5, 2012, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #210989

Wonder if the neighbours called the police.

Dusk March 5, 2012, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #210990

Tiny Abbey vs Abbey’s dad = Luke vs Darth Vader in Empire strikes back
>>He will lose the first time

Big Abbey vs His dad later on = Luke vs Darth Vader in Return of the Jedi
>>He will defeat his dad.

Ventus March 5, 2012, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #210991

Now THAT is a badass. Kudos to Abbey for doing what many others are far too afraid to do!

Luke March 5, 2012, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #210992

I… was not expectin’ Abbey’s dad ta look like that, ta be honest. o.o He doesn’t even look like a BAD guy or anything! Huh.

Jessica U. Ingmann March 5, 2012, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #210993

Wolf128: you said what if he got a scar on his face. well, you should read the chapter “Conflict.” once you do that, allow yourself to give up some reason and make the connections as to what that might mean, with there being only one character with a scar on their face…

Invader Rex March 5, 2012, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #210994

Abbey just gained tons of respect from me.

It takes courage for him to confront his dad.

Schrödinger March 5, 2012, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #210995

“I’m not afraid of you”

Well you should be boy, I would be going for much less direct tactics, at least until I was big enough to take him on. I mean good grief, getting myself beaten to a pulp will have very little affect on this guy, and certainly wouldn’t be good for myself.

I guess it makes sense though since hes a dumb little kid and stuff.

QuakeIV March 5, 2012, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #210996

/playwesternshowdownmusic

paulosawesome March 5, 2012, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #210997

Wow, this poor kid. Seriously though, Abbey is epic in this scene. And I’m scared for what his dad might do next in front of the home-wrecker.

…. Also LOL, I see you guys made the last three comments the ones displayed. Awesome xD

Skygaze March 5, 2012, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #210999

Um, Abby? I’m really proud of you for standing up to him, but I think you should run before he smears your face into the pavement D:

Fyre March 5, 2012, 12:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #211000

While I commend his bravery in the face of risking injury by the same coward who just recently knocked the last person- a larger person- to give him trouble over his misdeeds, I must express my lack of confidence in Abbey accomplishing much. And he lacks much in the way of offsetting how un even the odds are, claws(maybe) notwithstanding. The jerk hit his mom with a lamp and he brought naught a weapon to help. If he somehow wins, Abe loses even more respectability… :x

Hoheh! March 5, 2012, 12:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #211001

I really wanna give Abbey a hug D=

RayleneQuinn March 5, 2012, 1:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #211002

Omg! Go abbey!!!

Angel March 5, 2012, 1:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #211003

Abbey’s got daddy issues

ha ha March 5, 2012, 1:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #211004

break his face abbey! Furious Abbey…I know that’s incredibly unlikely but I hope his dad doesn’t hurt him..<:c

moviefreek March 5, 2012, 1:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #211005

hitting his own wife then turning his back against the woman he cheated with on his own wife …that man is nothing more then low down ****in SCUM…i hope he suffers for what he’s done!

DarkFox March 5, 2012, 1:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #211006

I always thought Abby’s mom looked pregnant…. Is that just me or dose anyone else see it?

Butt-kicker March 5, 2012, 1:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #211008

Your so brave Abbey…! Don’t Let Him Run Away!!… Mad Lucy

Leen619 March 5, 2012, 1:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #211009

why am i predicting a @$$ kicking in the future? i mean the guy already beat his wife what’s to stop him from popping abbey upside his head.

Sorry i know he’s supposed to be brave here and this is supposed to be dramatic. but what he did is by far the dumbest thing a person could do. Just call the FREAKIN’ COPS, why does everyone think they have to be heroes. all he’s doing is possibly raising the body count on this case.

strider March 5, 2012, 1:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #211010

Abby is the man!

OmegaB March 5, 2012, 1:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #211011

More like “what a dick”

Hope abbey catches him square in the crotch.

Lunas March 5, 2012, 1:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #211012

Scumbag. Seriously. Well, he’s most likely to end up in jail after this, thank God. The only problem is for how long. Assuming Abbey was at least around 10-ish (give or take) at the time…….. and if Abbey Sr. was sentenced to jail for domestic abuse…… wouldn’t that mean Sr. is out of prison by now? Hey, how old IS Abbey? Could anyone tell me? I think this is important information to know, at least for the “Abbey’s parents got back together” theory. It could be possible, but I REALLY hope that’s not the case though. I kind of just hope she’s in therapy or something……..

Anyway, that aside…….. Abbey’s in trouble. I hope he has a plan…… wait, is that what the note was for? Did it explain his situation with the address of where Abbey Sr. might go, and to call the police? O.O ….. Nice thinking Abbey (if that’s what he did). GO, ABBEY, GO! AIM FOR HIS SHINS!

Subaru March 5, 2012, 1:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #211013

Yay! Abbey is amazing! *stands beside Abbey in an attempt to block Abraham (Abbey’s dad’s name, right?)*

Kuron March 5, 2012, 1:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #211014

I wonder how this will go if he trys to hurt him oh oh oh…he’s in for it.

Anima March 5, 2012, 1:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #211015

Abbeys got guts!

N-star March 5, 2012, 2:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #211016

This just won’t end well, oh no no no…
I don’t know if I wanna know, but I’ll keep on reading…

Welgaea March 5, 2012, 2:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #211017

I bet his mom’s in a coma, and that’s why she hasn’t seen him ever since

N-star March 5, 2012, 2:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #211018

O-Oh my Abbey! So brave!

RinaNinaChann March 5, 2012, 2:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #211019

YOU SHALL NOT PASS!!!

The Internet March 5, 2012, 2:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #211020

i’m going to assume this doesn’t turn out all that well, considering present-abbey has been freaking out lately.

it’s pretty bad, his father doesn’t even try making an excuse to the kids, or even try taking them, proving he cares about absolutely no one.

also, because of present-abbey’s behavior, i suppose his father is still out there, somewhere… NOT in prison.

that woman with him now is going to regret sticking with him… such a fool. :/

Thanatos March 5, 2012, 2:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #211021

@The Internet: I laughed. And then threw up. Goddamn flu.

Kibondo March 5, 2012, 2:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #211022

Oh Abbey… what you’re doing right now is something I’ve not been able to do. Go get em champ!

Faith March 5, 2012, 2:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #211023

i can’t help but find it odd so many people are cheering on a child for confronting a person who is likely to kill them for standing in their way…

is that what you would do in real life?

Thanatos March 5, 2012, 2:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #211024

What happens next may be what scarred him for life, I presume? :question:
Well, at least Abbey’s come out of the shadows and finally faced his father. May not end well, but you gotta give credit to the guy after all that time.

Harris012 March 5, 2012, 2:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #211025

@harris012
i think so too, remember janet’s line earlier telling abbey not to blame himself (i’m paraphrasing). i think that this could be the case that he tried to take on his dad by himself (i’m sorry but i can’t put into words how stupid that is), his dad kicks his tail and gets away. So now abbey feels weak and like he was unable to do more to stop his dad, in other words he blames himself for his father’s possible escape. of course we could get a mind screw and abbey’s dad got captured, but i persobally think abbey was too emotional to do the smart thing and just call the cops when he found where his dad was hiding.

strider March 5, 2012, 2:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #211026

@strider
The part about not blaming himself might have been since he let the name he heard slip and his mom confromted his dad about it and got into the mess. That’s how I took it at least.

I am loving this story. Gives such a great explanation for why Abbey is the way he is.

Razor13 March 5, 2012, 2:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #211027

@strider
Not sure if I remember at one point… but didn’t someone say their dad was in jail?

Terri March 5, 2012, 2:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #211028

…yikes.

Nuka March 5, 2012, 3:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #211029

Not a clue on what’s going on… :O

StarSturdy March 5, 2012, 3:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #211030

@terri,
well after a session of quick scanning through the abbey centric chapters, there’s a very minimal mention of the father. he’s in the same state as the mother, just a few clues to his status but no actual statement to conclude anything. i think the father being in jail was a theory made by the readers during this chapter, but i don’t think it’s fact. if someone could find anywhere in the comic where it is factually stated that abbey’s father is in jail i’d like to see it because i looked and saw nothing.

@mego
which one?

strider March 5, 2012, 3:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #211031

@star study it’s mentioned that his fauther is in jail in the “ask Roseville High” blog

Mego March 5, 2012, 3:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #211032

I love the colors used in this page and the last one ! :D

Asperge March 5, 2012, 3:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #211033

I like how Abbey is doing now,this shouldn’t happen to his mother so now he is going to stop his father from escaping that easy from justice’s grasp,it takes courage,trust and love for Abbey to do this.I want to see what happens next.
Abbey is more than just a good kid,he is a great kid and his mother doesn’t need to suffer any more abuse.
The art skill of the comic is great,i like it alot.
Keep this comic up and great Taeshi.

SGRTC March 5, 2012, 3:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #211034

here.

@Thanatos:
even if you can’t believe it, there’s a lot of people that would act as little abbey, in the real world. you are way too sceptical.

boh... March 5, 2012, 3:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #211035

Justice or not, it’s like that how he turned into a rabid rabbit just like daddy.
It’s sooooooo safe to let Abraham run free (specially when your favorite cat is a certain mister lonely -___-u)

Abraham doesn’t give a damn to his own life right now.

I still wonder why the heck his mother never complained to teh police until now. This is 21st century, oh goddie soul.

Ana aka Knux-the-Killer March 5, 2012, 4:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #211036

Took a break after December finished, caught up just now.

Are we just getting all the downer stuff out of the way at once, is that what’s happening here? xP

Souffrir March 5, 2012, 4:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #211037

Oh Abbey, you’re so brave :<

LikexMu-Paulo March 5, 2012, 6:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #211038

You should be, Abbey! He’s at least twice your size and can pound you into dirt.

SmashGenesis March 5, 2012, 6:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #211039

@SmashGenesis:
Not helping.

Matt March 5, 2012, 6:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #211040

Holy crap Abbey you’re one hell of a kid.

MissCaitlyn March 5, 2012, 6:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #211041

…Catfight?
Jokes aside, I really like the aura around Abbey in the last panel. It makes him look dangerous!

CatTrooper March 5, 2012, 7:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #211042

I used to think Lucy was brave for standing up to those bullies in ‘confrontation’, but seeing Abbey stand up to his dad like that… It’s one thing to stand up to a bully, but it’s so much harder when the bully is a member of your family. Abbey is the strongest character in this story, because, like Lucy, he had a tough childhood, but he tried not to let it effect his life and the others around him, and like Mike, he is often subject to seemingly harmless pranks at his expense (caused by Paulo), yet he doesn’t lash out and say and do things he is bound to regret.
I really admire Abbey, almost as much as I admire the creator of this fantastic and insightful comic.

GKIDRULZ March 5, 2012, 7:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #211043

Hey, that’s a pretty cool kid. 8-)

Jake March 5, 2012, 7:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #211044

Come on Abbey! Give him what he deserves! Make him pay dearly!

ScrabMaster March 5, 2012, 7:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #211045

Huh. His father did beat his mom up. So It will seem reasonable that Abbey would be using the frustration and anger on his father. Well you know what they say like father and son right?

Soul March 5, 2012, 7:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #211046

This won’t end well…

Shocky March 5, 2012, 7:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #211047

Cynthia doesn’t seem all that happy about what Abraham did. Then again, who would be? I’d be freaking the hell out.

Wow, I had no idea Abbey did something like this…let’s just hope it doesn’t end too badly. Abbey survives, we know that. But at what cost?

NintendoSegaSonyGuy March 5, 2012, 7:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #211048

I don’t know about you, but I feel like Abbey is about to get clocked really hard upside the head.

Tickle Monster March 5, 2012, 8:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #211049

this webcomic has become awfully realistic.
Yet still I come here every now and then to find happiness.
Emoticon for this page: D:

Sleepwalker March 5, 2012, 8:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #211050

I got 50 bucks that says abbey go’s ninja and kicks his ***

Rozon March 5, 2012, 8:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #211051

WOE. GO ABBEY.

pearlcrox March 5, 2012, 8:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #211052

no abbey no! hes much bigger than you!!! D: ooooohhhhhh i hope he doesnt get hurt……

blexh March 5, 2012, 8:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #211055

Poor Abbey. The kid has been through so much.

He’s clearly terrified of his father, but he’s willing to stand against him for the sake of his mother. That’s the mark of true courage.

ravengal March 5, 2012, 8:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #211056

Hooooohohoho shoot! This is getting tense! The betrayal, the plot, the thin lines being walked on! I love it!

Senor Pena March 5, 2012, 9:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #211057

ha Abbey is all like “YOU, SHALL NOT, PAAAAAAAASSSSSS!!!!!”

the fry pwnr March 5, 2012, 9:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #211058

I’m getting a hitch here. I really like how this has all worked out. Even before all of this happened Abbey has had an abusive past himself. From that chapter when Mike went over to Abbey’s house and was just about to hit him. Abbey controlled his temper when Molly stood out and said what she said. From memory that is.

Very nice my good Ma’am, hats off to you. A story with a plot that actually makes sense.

Also I can really see where Abbey got all of his anger from, obviously from his father. Thank god he is seeing a counsellor otherwise he can turn out the same as his father! We wouldn’t want that would we?!

Yorky March 5, 2012, 9:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #211059

omg!!! this is sooooo addicting! XD

eagammer1 March 5, 2012, 10:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #211060

To taeshi:
It imagines on how a sweet author that loves her fans to the point to see such a gruesome image. It can also tell on someone’s else childhood. The art is being used here, its more gruesome, and I believe that Taeshi is showing us something about her life. That she prefers to keep secret. Hmm…..

The Eye March 5, 2012, 10:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #211061

Well he just about killed his wife…How far of a step could it really be from there to beating one of his kids? That stutter is gonna cost you Abbey, shows you’re bluffing. Still, stand strong little guy! You’ve got a promising future ahead of you.

At least we all know Abraham goes to prison for a bit and as of yet hasn’t hurt his family again. So that’s a plus.

Balfred March 5, 2012, 11:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #211062

Abbey, you truly are a one of a kind guy. Standing up to your father like that? The man who has terrified you for years? Who has beaten your mother incessantly? Who you witnessed having an affair? You deserve kudos, m’boy, and a job well done. Though, his job’s not quite over… I must wonder what will happen next.

TheGhost March 5, 2012, 11:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #211063

“I won’t let you get away with this…”

“Yeah? You and what army?”

*Entire Legion of BCB Fans appear behind Widdle Abby*

“That army.”

“Clever devil…”

Great page as always Taeshi. You really beat yourself up too much. Soupy, make her feel LOVED!

- Zero

Zero_Starlight March 5, 2012, 12:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #211064

A wild Abbey appears!

Kenneds March 5, 2012, 12:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #211065

GO ABBEY!! >:D

asimplefangirl March 5, 2012, 1:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #211066

YOU!
SHALL!
NOT!
PASS!!!

mAceOfHearts March 5, 2012, 2:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #211067

Such courage, i hope it doesn’t go in vain.

awesome1man March 5, 2012, 2:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #211068

Courage at such a young age.

Abbey had to grow-up quite fast, it seems, but he shows no fear. Honorable 8-)

Chocothunda March 5, 2012, 2:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #211069

I’LL KILL YOU IF YOU HURT ABBY ABBY’S DAD!! Furious Abbey Furious Abbey

Rainbow_Barf March 5, 2012, 2:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #211070

I think this is wrong .o.o I feel like I’m in love with abby :D He’s just so nice :-*

Rainbow_Barf March 5, 2012, 2:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #211071

kick his *** abby
KICK HIS ****ING ***

Meh March 5, 2012, 2:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #211073

Abby showing a great brave face, standing up to his dad for what he did to his mother. I bet kids who have parent’s like Abby’s father would do the same thing if they have the courage to do it. Applaud to you Abby, standing up to your dad! >:3 makes me love you even more

Aoriki March 5, 2012, 3:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #211074

To “The Eye”

The images portrayed in a comic may or may not convey things that the artist experienced. But you have no logical grounds to base that assumption on. It’s just something you feel or thought up. It’s not appropriate to make insinuations about someone on their own page and get other people thinking the same thing in the likelyhood they get the wrong idea.

Ventus March 5, 2012, 3:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #211075

The real crime is the fact that the Father has to deal with this ********. Who the hell does Abbey think he is judging the father like that. It’s a real shame what people will do these days.

Coal March 5, 2012, 3:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #211076

Abbey is one of my favorite characters for forever! :D

Flippy March 5, 2012, 3:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #211077

Abbey you RULE!

catears March 5, 2012, 3:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #211078

Oh wow. Did he put her in a coma? And then try to skip town? My ****ing word this guy is an abhorrent scumbag.

StushiJaguar March 5, 2012, 3:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #211079

As it was said before Abbey’s father did nothing to him so I’m not seeing him beating up Abbey (sorry can’t renember the page where that happened, but I believe that it was that deleted chapter of Abbey “Moving on” that Taeshi cancelled). The light is these flashback pages is awesome and the characters (especially Abbey are really getting a solid background and becoming more likeble). ;)

Anyway Abbey is probably going to get shoved aside and his father is going to tell him something chocking (just suposing I’m not a wizard that predicts the future XD) that will mark him thus the apperance of his behaviour :(.

What a great chapter Taeshi congratulations to you mam 8-) You’ve been able to put a coherent story in this part of the comic and I can just imagine how difficult it must have been. Parabéns pelo bom trabalho :D.

fredfunny March 5, 2012, 4:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #211080

Yes he is

nAar March 5, 2012, 4:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #211081

Abbey is really brave, if i was him i wouldnt even dare oppose myself judging how he put his mother in the coma, i really encourage him to how brave he is, go Abbey, we’re all with you!

Ichi March 5, 2012, 4:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #211082

poor abbey :( i hope he recovers from this experience

iluvsushi March 5, 2012, 4:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #211083

@coal

okay, i don’t know if you’re being serious, because you’re an idiot if you are. that is all.

iluvsushi March 5, 2012, 4:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #211084

fredfunny March 5, 2012, 4:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #211085

The color change in the panels is a little confusing, but definitely interesting. It switches from warm, to cool, to warm again, so maybe that switch is what’s throwing me off. Also the expressions are well portrayed, seeing as they really convey a lot with very few words.

Abbey is really showing a brave stance here, actually standing up to his father. It’s amazing how great of a character he is. He suffers with what his father has put his family through, but is brave enough to stand up to him, even at such a young age.

Rye March 5, 2012, 4:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #211086

Holy crap go Abbey he better be sure to cover his face when his father uses the belt if he has one at all.

Izaya March 5, 2012, 4:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #211087

Oh no! The unfinished chapter said that the father never touched him, but Taeshi may change that. We never know. After all, this is her comic, and if she thinks its a good turn of events, than her word is law here!
I just hope little Abbey will be okay… a blow from a full grown man to a developing child will leave deeper scars than the physical ones will ever reveal.
At first, I thought Abbey was unreasonable angry. But now, I see why. It must suck, always worrying if his mother is okay, if Molly is happy. If you can ever be a happy family again…

Ranki March 5, 2012, 4:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #211089

Ohh crap, Abbey looks so cool in the last panel, you can tell that he’s SICK of the **** his dad has been pulling

Knuc March 5, 2012, 5:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #211090

Way to go Abbey! Nice one standing up to that wife beating, adulterous, sadistic, **** kissing, *** ****ing, cock mangling, wanking, anus punching, donkey raping, fancharacter loving, ***** shaking, armpit farting, N-word yelling, dickless, testicle dancing, *** eating, butt grabbing, Sonichu loving, ******* humping, snatch gathering, crap mongering, vaginal, shipping, Mike worshiping, *** strangling, spam sending ******* of a father!!!

TheX400096 March 5, 2012, 5:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #211091

I think this is around the time the neighbors will get here, bringing help/police with them.

Blossom March 5, 2012, 5:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #211092

@thex400096 dang over kill

alex March 5, 2012, 5:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #211093

lol this comic sucks xD

Ranger March 5, 2012, 5:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #211094

YEAH ABBEY! Go tell that cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, dickless, hopeless, heartless, fat-***, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed sack of monkey **** that his time has come. Furious Abbey

Master Fox March 5, 2012, 5:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #211095

Lol, came to this site listening to “We Like To Party”.. it was so weird reading the page with that song on..

LemonFilling March 5, 2012, 6:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #211096

Ugh, please tell me he doesn’t get hit.

I will have to murder his dad, so hard.. :(

Delusional March 5, 2012, 6:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #211097

so intense! I really want to see the rest!

Silverwolf221 March 5, 2012, 7:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #211098

O MEE GAWD, how awesome this confertation might be.

RobloxianGoldburst March 5, 2012, 7:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #211099

GO ABBEY GOOOO!!!! yo da man

old man you better not hit yer own child D

Hell In my Clouds March 5, 2012, 7:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #211100

Abbeys a wimp

Nickita March 5, 2012, 7:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #211101

LETS DUEL,OLD MAN!YA GOT WATTI’ TAKES?!?!C’MON SKAT HEAD!

Nickita March 5, 2012, 7:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #211102

MOOHOOHAHA!!!!!!!DAISY,YO FIAT!IAM NOT DOON IT!Abbey said,oooh! I CAN MAKE A COMIC STRIP FROM THAT! WHADDA YA THINK ‘BOUT THAT?!?!?!?!!!???

Nickita March 5, 2012, 7:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #211103

You go boy, kick his ***.

Leonn March 5, 2012, 8:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #211104

:) In today’s news here is what I think about Abbeys decisions and my thoughts of the outcome
1:Brave
2:Honorable
3:Prideful

A: He will be beaten to near death while the girl his father cheated with tries to hit the man with something then call the police. ;_;
Or B:THE MAN WILL BE ****ING OWNED FOR BEING A CHEATING ****-**** TO ABBEYS REAL MOM AND NEARLY OVER KILLED BY BOTH PEOPLE THEN SENT TO PRISON AND BEATEN + RAPED BY LUST CRAZED PRISON MEN :smirk:,while Abbey is scared for life thinking he could’ve saved his mom from being badly abused by his cheat of a so called ****ing fa- no scratch that he is not a father he has to earn that title he dosn’t even deserve to be insulted and be refered to by that name. Mad Lucy

In other news Michael a main character in this series has finally confessed why he hangs around her and I’m sure whenever they see eachother it will be a 1000% chance of the angst storm known as the MAN BEAST TRANS FORMATION COMBOW 2 HEADED WOLF,WOLF FANG OVER FANG Furious Abbey!But do do not fret Michael x Lucy fans I’m sure that this is only a part of as Yashi (The green Yoshi looking pet that Lucy took care of & hasn’t been seen for many chapters.) 8-D”Work in progress.”.That is all today on the BITTERSWEET CANDY BOWL news. :)

Bittersweetaddict March 5, 2012, 8:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #211105

i see now why abbey is so traumatized by this…
having to stand up to his own father…

ben the lucario March 5, 2012, 8:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #211106

I am so scared for Abbey right now. :( Though his father might have more of a connection with his kids than his wife, I don’t think he would be any less abusive towards them. As we can see, he is fine now but whatever happened then still gets to him and seeing it in our face gives me the chills! D:

Timni March 5, 2012, 8:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #211107

oh my. :x

kitteh March 5, 2012, 8:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #211108

._. Abbey’s dead.

Drew March 5, 2012, 8:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #211109

It’s official, Abbey is now my favorite character in this comic :3

I’m hoping to see him do something awesome in the next page, like punch his dad in the jewels after royally chewing him out over how much of a waste of skin he is.

Spirit March 5, 2012, 8:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #211110

Yay abbey for sticking up to your dead beat dad
Sadly the chances are not in your favor

Shoop-a-doop March 5, 2012, 9:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #211111

It saddens me how cruel Abbey’s father seems to be, and it truely makes me wonder how Abbey’s mother got involved with him in the first place. I also feel so proud of Abbey trying to stand up to him, but I’m pretty sure he won’t be left unharmed, and I mean physically. I think we all see that it didn’t leave him well mentally.
In overall, I just really love seeing the development of the characters. Really gives you something to think about, no?

DarkCrystal828 March 5, 2012, 11:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #211112

What a ****ing *******! Wife beater, almost killed her, treats the other like **** and he’s probaly going to kill abby. Well he’ll live but scar him for life……….U betcha.

JustSomeCritic March 5, 2012, 11:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #211113

Oh Gawd!RUN!

THAT GUY March 5, 2012, 11:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #211116

I’m really not sure if I can handle the next comic strip, but the wait is slowly killing me.

This entire section has been so intense…

Delusional March 6, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #211117

Oops, totally a double post that I don’t know how to delete…

Delusional March 6, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #211119

He better not hurt him. :(

This was so horrible, it breaks my heart. The horrors Abbey’s poor mother had to endure.

nalem March 6, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #211123

For some reason, I imagine some one yelling at Abbie ‘Kick His A** Seabass” strange yet humorus.

MaxPayne March 6, 2012, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #211129

I hope Abbey doesn’t get hurt while fighting his own dad.For a nice guy, he sure had a bad childhood in till he and his sister were adopted. :x

Michelle March 6, 2012, 1:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #211132

@DarkCrystal828: She probably got involved with him because he started off sweet but then became more abusive over time. That’s usually what happens with abusive relationships, they start off fine and slowly become abusive which makes the person adjust and feel trapped or simply feel that is the way it always was.

Moogle March 6, 2012, 3:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #211133

Who is that “Her” that the lady refers to at the first page?

badger March 6, 2012, 5:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #211137

GO ABBEY! Looks like there is going to be some major @$$ kicking!

Ikuto March 6, 2012, 10:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #211138

Bravo Abbey! ;)

ema March 6, 2012, 11:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #211139

i love how strong abbey is..I also wonder about if that girl his dad is seeing is a nurse…hmmm

Moozers March 6, 2012, 1:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #211140

Abbey, he is in fact of the same breed as Mr. T and Chuck Norris. THAT IS THE ONLY WAY TO DESCRIBE THE AWESOME!

Glandor March 6, 2012, 1:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #211141

Notice how he calls him “sir” instead of Dad. That can say a lot about a relationship.

Jax March 6, 2012, 3:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #211142

2012 belongs to Abby.

Hands down. He deserves it.

TheOriginalJoe March 6, 2012, 4:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #211143

@badger

I think she is reffering to Abbeys mom, maybe Abraham told her once that if anything like this ever happened they would have to run, and now that they’re “running” she assumed that he hurt her badly

Knuc March 6, 2012, 5:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #211144

GO ABBEY BEAT YOU DADDY! 8-D

PhotoGirl March 6, 2012, 5:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #211145

._.that woman next to him is the woman that is dating Abbey’s dad. they are gonna run away and leave abbey, molly and his mom.

PhotoGirl March 6, 2012, 5:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #211146

This is an amazing chapter. It must really be tough on Abbey to confront his dad like that. Despite Abbey’s size, he still finds a way to be a hero. He is by far, one of the best and most deeply delved into characters that Taeshi has created.

Though, one thing I must point out, Taeshi. The lady’s legs in the first panel are gone! xD Just wanted to let you know that, so maybe you could fix it. ;)

Nyeh March 6, 2012, 6:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #211149

HERE COMES THE PAIN.

Baeleox March 6, 2012, 9:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #211150

does anyone else notice that the lady has no legs in panel 1?

ghost girl March 6, 2012, 9:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #211708

You go, Little Abbey!

You totally stand up to that inhuman (ha ha) *****.

Wish I had stood up to my Dad more.

Fruvous March 12, 2012, 7:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #211929

Ya, Abbey. Show that bas*ard who’s boss.

Just sayin March 15, 2012, 12:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #212357

LALALALA

Chill(PMD player) March 21, 2012, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #215817

ABBEY I LOVE YOU YOU LITTLE KITTY! :D

Bitterless May 6, 2012, 1:44 AM EST.

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