70. Piece of Cake, page posted 5/7/12

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Comment ID #215865

That´s all Jordan! kick paulo´s ***

LuckyCat May 7, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #215866

So close…!

ScrabMaster May 7, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #215867

Oh Paulo, always saying the wrong things.

Anonymous May 7, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #215868

Boo! Paulo got comfort blocked!

Still it’s encouraging to know that Lucy’s family is aware of her severe depression.

Solvek May 7, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #215869

…Poor cake.

Vizzums May 7, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #215870

The cake is a lie

3.14 May 7, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #215871

Ah Paulo that tounge is going to get you seriously hurt one day

Freidrich Von Wolfegang May 7, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #215872

Does it enrage anyone else that Lucy doesn’t even say ANYTHING to stop him from kicking Paulo out? He’s clearly the only guy on the group who could actually give her any comfort, and it always ****** me off in anything when a character could stop something with one word but is too weak of a person to actually do it ><

I dunno, maybe I’m more just ticked because of how slowly these plotlines move and I have to wait two days (maybe more) to see any kind of reaction out of Lucy, but no matter what I’m watching/reading these situations really get at me

MissShellGiraffe May 7, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #215873

Man, this is depressing.

PhotoGirl May 7, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #215874

dammit jordan

Maishul May 7, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #215875

At least she got the cake…

ChexMix May 7, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #215876

Oh, hello Lucy, your eye looks gorgeous.
Yeah, that was Paulo, and despite being “totally platonic” he was just checking up on you because he noticed you weren’t around.
Yes, hon, people care about you. “Like, damn hard.” c;
Keep your chin up, blue eyes.
I now suspect that Paulo will be doing some snooping, he should borrow David, he just loves adventures.

ChocolateHedgehog May 7, 2012, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #215877

Yes, Lucy. Stare at the cake long enough and you’ll be able to ingest it into your eyes.

Daeva May 7, 2012, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #215878

Paulo fails…yet again.

starfighter105 May 7, 2012, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #215879

She noticed him….

Come on, Lucy. Put two and two together. Mike was being mean to you, and far more harsh than he needed to be. And he’s dead wrong that you’d be left behind. Paulo cares about you, girl.

And he’s not the only one! You’ve got all sorts of friends and family that love you, Luce! You struck out with one guy, and crushes hurt, but you can totally move on and find someone that you can be with. Come on!

And yes, she got Cake. Everything is better with Cake. Except the knowledge that the Cake Giver might have considered bedding your sister. Paulo, really? You think saying that’s gonna keep you inside?

If Lucy sneaks out of her house and gives Paulo a hug, I’d probably have a heart attack.

Anonymous One May 7, 2012, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #215880

II was always on the side of telling people that lucy had her fault as well as mike did on all the drama non were to blame completly , they are just teens
but i cant belive how she would not react at all like she just did now , its surpising.
however after Poulos coment mentioning “i have a gf so i wasnt gona F your sister” would make anybrother want to kick poulos ***.

Nice page by the way

DrackeStalenTorgen May 7, 2012, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #215881

I wonder if Paulo will instantly suspect Mike like he did at the party. :unsure:
Also, how will Lucy feel knowing he was there? The absence of her stopping lil bro from pushing him out the door makes me think she’s hit such a helpless depression that she has become unable to show any emotion one way or the other. Poor girl was completely crushed by Mike after all, I hope Sandy ditches him.

Sammy May 7, 2012, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #215882

Wow, what an arse o__o

Axel May 7, 2012, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #215883

I’m pretty sure I would go CATatonic if my only friend said those things to me :(

Disteal May 7, 2012, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #215884

Aw, he’s just trying to protect his sister. It’s sad still. Paulo, don’t give up! :D Probably it’s time to climb through the window. Cats are good at that!

nalem May 7, 2012, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #215885

…well **** son. :x

Jordan’s jersey in the 2nd panel looks like it grew a sleeve… o.o look at the line from the bottom of the arm that is going right…

Blue Sly May 7, 2012, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #215886

So if he is flipping out like that, does that mean that Lucy believed that everyone would go with Mike and told her family, or that he heard through the walls?

Someone somewhere May 7, 2012, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #215887

Lucy’s eye looks so beautiful and mysterious. What secrets are hidden behind that door? I must know! Sam may be pushy and rude, but that’s a big brother’s job right? To protect his little sis? Don’t take it personally Paulo.

Xenos May 7, 2012, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #215888

Hey, I’m an older brother. If I saw my lil’ sis looking like Lucy, I’d do about the same. Props to him. However I’d probably go destroy the ******* who did this to her, and I’m a mikeXlucy fan, though I don’t think that exist anymore

Redneck May 7, 2012, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #215889

I love how Jordan (being the younger brother ) is able to push Paulo out seeming that he is bigger than Jordan. Hahaha ahh Paulo always gotta say something, you really think that by saying that, you were going to stay in the house? Ohhh, lol and Lucy noticed the noise outside her bed room door and went to go see what was going on, then sees that there is a dropped piece o cake outside her door
That’s going to be nice to eat. XD 8-)

:) May 7, 2012, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #215890

Haha, Jordan’s such an awesome brother xD Granted, I was hoping Paulo could talk with Lucy, too, but even I have to see the awesomeness in Jordan.

One thing that had been worrying me was Mike possibly visiting Lucy’s house under the guise of “oh hi Lucy’s mom, just wanted to see my friend Lucy” only to give her a second telling-off about making sure she leaves him and Sandy alone when she comes to visit. This page assures me that no such thing will happen.

Skygaze May 7, 2012, 12:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #215891

i feel sorry both for lucy and the door..i mean cmon you dont have to slam it.. :P

killerpancakes May 7, 2012, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #215892

i honestly have new found respect for jordan because of this. i recalled a time you mentioned he’d really be caring brother if he realized what mike was doin to her (a long time ago) and it seems to be really showing, i really wanted to see that side of him and i’m glad i can now. hes being a little harsh about it but i’d prolly be the same way if i were the guy, i mean. look at the chick. shes depressed as hell if shes just sitting there in the dark.

Rachel Vang May 7, 2012, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #215893

Jordan’s first real speaking role in the comic went out with a slam.

MouseCat May 7, 2012, 12:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #215895

@MissShellGiraffe: It is very irritating when one person does absolutely nothing and until it is too late for them to stop whatever is happening. However, that is only irritating when you know the person WANTS to stop it and does absolutely nothing. Lucy isn’t being a weak person and refusing to stop a situation she wants stopped, she doesn’t want to see anyone, and that is most likely because they could all be like Mike and hate her and be hiding it which would make all her friendships worthless and pointless to continue. The cake left behind by Paulo though is likely to make her feel mildly better as it is both a kind gesture and a reassurance that at least Paulo is a true friend.

Moogle May 7, 2012, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #215896

I really hate big brothers when they’re like that. They need to stop feeling so righteous about oystering their sisters like they’re goddamn babies up until they’re 30. Girls are able to fend for themselves just like guys.

Nimbus May 7, 2012, 12:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #215897

*facepalm*
I swear to god, Taeshi watches me via satellite or australinium or something. This is exactly what happened to me last Thursday, almost word for word. Except for the “I already have a girlfriend” bit.

Curtisimo May 7, 2012, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #215898

I feel three things may happen. Paulo snooping around to try and learn from Lucy, Paulo going straight after Mike, or Paulo gathering the gang to try and talk to Lucy but Mike says no.

Either way, more hilarity/drama to come!

Inre May 7, 2012, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #215899

That’s a rational way to react… he doesn’t even know who put Lucy in this mood and so he’s just going to kick everyone who comes to see her… makes sense?

rtlstien May 7, 2012, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #215900

Aw yeaaaaah, Jordan! You go, dude. Also, if people are wondering why Lucy doesn’t speak up, it’s probably because she /doesn’t/ want to see Paulo.

StushiJaguar May 7, 2012, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #215901

He could of just said “It was mike, not me”

alexander B May 7, 2012, 1:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #215902

…sure, he totally said “bed” there

yitz May 7, 2012, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #215903

“One person did something bad, therefore everyone did it.”
It’s the If A, Than B theory of being a douche.

Shiloh May 7, 2012, 1:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #215904

interrogation denied :C. Though, it would’ve been more rational than pushing Paulo out of the house (literally), Jordan. You even JUST admitted you don’t know who did what. I don’t blame him for acting this way though, but it would’ve been better to ask him “what the hell”, and THEN kick Paulo out.

Also, I hope Paulo is sticking with whatever hunch he had about Mike at Tess’ party, AND picked up on Jordan’s comment on panel 5. Mike really needs to be punched at this point, really really badly. It’s been overdue since December.

Also, poor Lucy. It looks like she’s trying to digest what just happened, to then compare it with what Mike told her. Her eyes tell me she’s out of it, so maybe it would take a while for her to register that and reach a conclusion (which would hopefully get her to start pulling herself together). Or maybe she’s just looking at the cake thinking “Hm, its a piece of cake. I should probably eat it. It could be good for me.”? I don’t know. That depressed look of hers is worrying me more than I’ve been the last few chapters.

Subaru May 7, 2012, 1:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #215905

the cake!
its still on the floor!!

D: roocy, get it.
get ittttt.

visiface May 7, 2012, 1:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #215906

Oh god after how many years of not reading this and I finally catch up. Although I did start again due to losing the bookmark. Done in 3 days. I still this this is as amazing as ever. I love your technique to keep the reader interested . I just wish my damn school weren’t so picky on what they let me read in my own time ._.

That Evil Wolf May 7, 2012, 1:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #215907

Nice to see there’s still life in those blue eyes of hers.
She hasn’t given up yet and if she can pull through this, she’ll become, in my opinion, an extremely versatile character.
She understands that she’s made mistakes in the past. She’s tried to reconcile with those mistakes. Despite her efforts and search for relief in the enclosing shroud of despair that bears down upon her, she has only received indifference and hatred.
Nobody thinks she’s going to pull through, but I’d place a wager that she’s going to surprise everyone and come out of this alive.
As a character portrayed mainly as despair and desperation masked by a tough exterior, I think Lucy can evolve into a very inspirational and strong character, should Taeshi decide to take her along that route of development.
Once Lucy stops looking towards others for comfort and stops wallowing in her perceived flaws, she’ll be taking the first steps to becoming something greater.

GeneralRoofus May 7, 2012, 1:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #215908

oh my goodness the eyes… ;________; i support you paulo! but there is good reason for Lucy’s protective lil’ bruh … fight on (:

Hell In my Clouds May 7, 2012, 2:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #215909

paulo supporters should be shot along with paulo… its like supporting murderers and rapists. :/

lucy’s brother should’ve taken paulo’s head off with a cleaver or something… after castrating him.

i REALLY hate paulo, im glad this chapter is shorter than the others were.

Thanatos May 7, 2012, 2:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #215910

Jordan’s going into overdrive with that defense; like a white blood-cell overreacting to friendly bacteria (…*looks at Jordan’s fur and Paulo’s…unique stance with others* that wasn’t a pun, I swear.).

Still, I give him props for his protection; though it is a bit of friendly fire, what he’s doing is respectable, as he’s protecting Lucy from (virtually) everyone else.

Props to Paulo as well, considering he’s one of the few friends that Lucy has that actually went out to check on her after noticing that she did not show up at Tess’ party. Tis’ a shame that cake got dropped (might have been accidentally knocked out of his hands when Jordan pushed him out), but he ultimately means well (day-dreams aside).

Perhaps the actions of these two will help get her out of the BSOD that she’s currently experiencing. I like the fact that all you see of her in this page is her blue eye; she’s not looking to be seen by anyone atm, but she is at least willing to move about/function on her own :)

Chocothunda May 7, 2012, 2:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #215911

You gonna take that Paulo!

Fluffy May 7, 2012, 3:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #215912

That is SOOOO how my brothers would react haha though they might seem a tad more scary considering they are all older than me… And I have 4 of them… Oh I love brothers. Lol. And I really like Paulo right now. I still think mike just needs to be hit by a bus or something to get his head on strait but in the mean time, you go Paulo!!! Oh and I love these colour effects you’ve been putting into the past few pages!!! It’s so beautiful!

Rin May 7, 2012, 3:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #215913

The case is on open for Lucy bros! One of them did that, WHO DID THAT? There’s the question!

Knux-the-Killer May 7, 2012, 3:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #215914

Thantos, you have issues.
for real, you’re like one of those super christians.
only its a religion of we hate paulo.

dont wish for people to get shot or castrated.
you wouldn’t want on that end. so dont want that
for others, especially over a somali. haha.

visiface May 7, 2012, 3:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #215915

it looks like lucy is going to have a twitch for the rest of the comic, I wouldn’t be surprised if she tried to kill her self or become a sociopath

Quilvy May 7, 2012, 3:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #215916

what will ever happen? Ay Caramba!

NirvaNOX182 May 7, 2012, 4:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #215917

Cake got dropped n smashed looking. :(

anonymus May 7, 2012, 5:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #215918

WHAT ARE YOU DOING LUCY????? SAY SOMETHING!!!

Pikachu May 7, 2012, 5:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #215919

When Paulo discovers the reasons for Lucy’s depression, Mike will s**t bricks.

Batman May 7, 2012, 5:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #215924

props to visiface.

@Thanatos:
a quote from Banksy, the artist:

People who should be shot:
- Fascist thugs
- religious fundamentalists
- people who write lists telling you who should be shot.

boh... May 7, 2012, 6:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #215925

at least the cake isn’t a lie 8-D hihihi
I’m so glad Lucy’s family is looking out for her and she has a lovely bigbro!
since no one in her family was told who did what, it’s amazing that her bro is protecting her like that and not just don’t care :love:

Luza-missen May 7, 2012, 6:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #215926

That’s actually damn sad :/

Blacki May 7, 2012, 7:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #215927

Come on, Luce. You saw them and you know it so don’t just let your brother kick him out. He wants to talk to you and you know you want to talk to someone. Okay, Mike was a big fat jerk face and I don’t blame you NOT AT ALL. Mike was pretty stupid for saying those things to you and he really hurt you. I wanna kick’em in the face and yell, “DIIIIIIEEEE!” But I can’t because no one would let me. :nope: I just think that maybe you should have allowed Paulo to talk to you. Just let Paulo talk to you and speak for just a little bit, even though you might not anything to say, but at least you know your not alone. :)

An Angel I am May 7, 2012, 7:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #215928

And insert siblings as a convenient plot device rather than people with their own thoughts, opinions and/or ability to listen and/or think.

Adekii May 7, 2012, 8:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #215931

i like the art style but i perfer the method used in december rather than this one no offence ive been a fan from the start i just dont like the art style you have emplyoed for this chapter

ali-dee May 7, 2012, 8:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #215932

Really Paulo? :nope:
Dang….
“I wasn’t planning on bangin her”
:/
Well, at least now he shoud be able to figure it out and kick mikes ***
…also…
Cake down! Cake down! MEDIC!!!

Pshyzo May 7, 2012, 8:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #215933

Slice of cake: $5
Basketball Jersey: $18
Paulo’s expressions in panels 2 and 6: priceless

Jasfss May 7, 2012, 8:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #215934

Poor Paulo he’s only trying to help :unsure:

mr.awesome May 7, 2012, 9:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #215935

i just realized that mike is quite hypocritical. the minute lucy starts hanging out with someone else, and talking with someone else, he goes into a rage and says he hates her… while he has been rejecting her since 4th grade. he is just a damn *******, and someone needs to kick him square in the groin. repeatedly. or at least, thats what i would do.

Dowdpride May 7, 2012, 10:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #215936

I am disturbed that Taeshi is too lazy to draw anything but Lucy’s eyeball in this comic…

Turtles May 7, 2012, 10:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #215937

Wow dude, talk about harsh. He wouldn’t even let Paulo explain. If Paulo needs to investigate Mike should be the first person to ask. I wonder how that turns out. I feel a longing rage inside that wants me to get in a battlemech, tear across the country while I’m screaming like a reble, and coming up to Mike and say “You should of thought of the consequences.”
LOL JK

Starkeyblade May 7, 2012, 10:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #215938

@ Derp

Lol, that sounds reasonable enough. Why was I even worrying. xD

… And I remember that scene from Watchmen, haha!

Skygaze May 7, 2012, 10:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #215939

I find Lucy’s stare in those panels unsettling due the lack of emotion and warmth in them…..Mike has done sever damage, the *****!

And I’m a LuckyxMike supporter!

I know Lucy’s little brother is just being protective, but shutting her off from all her friends will just make it worse.

Death of Ink May 7, 2012, 11:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #215940

Damn you, Lucy’s brother, and you’re lack of willingness to get Paulo to learn about who did that to Lucy so Paulo can freak out on Mike! Damn you!!! >_

Bioniclema90 May 7, 2012, 11:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #215941

my friend sora would like to say something

sora—THE CAKE IS DOWN!! I REPEAT, THE CAKE IS DOWN!!!! D:

thank you for that sora… now to mine…

me—sora is a idoit………… :(

sonichero107 May 7, 2012, 12:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #215942

This is hilarious :) Thank you Taeshi! This made my day!
I’m about to star my IGCSE exams and this is my guilty pleasure that keeps me sane. Thanks! And wish me luck :)

ps Paulo should throw little rocks at Lucy’s window to get her attention, like a boss of course…

Foreveryoung5 May 7, 2012, 12:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #215943

Even though it’s really easy to be frustrated at Jordan for ‘coming between’ important moments between Paulo and Lucy… I’m pleased with his behavior. Of course it’s not rational; his need to protect his sister takes precedence over rationality. He needs to do what he can to make sure no one hurts her more, now that he’s aware of how serious Lucy’s funk is. Though he may actually be delaying her recovery by pushing out the one person (sans pets) she can properly confide in, his adamancy shows how much he cares for Lucy, and that’s wonderful!

relish May 7, 2012, 12:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #215944

THAT went better than expected. XD

Ud the Imp May 7, 2012, 12:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #215949

The cake is a lie Lucy. I don’t know why, but I have a bad feeling about Paulo. He’s had his moments, but he is definatly my least favorite besides Mike at moment. I may be wrong, but I’m keeping my suspisions about Paulo.

Drew May 7, 2012, 3:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #215950

I also find Jordan’s actions annoying, but not for the reasons most people are saying (I honestly didn’t care one way or another if Paulo and Lucy had their talk this chapter). I hate it when brothers think they can do whatever they want with the excuse of “I want to protect my sister.” Good motives can’t excuse over-the-top, rude, irrational, and at times sexist behavior (“I’m the brother, and brothers always protect sisters, because they can’t possibly do that themselves”). If he’d been motivated by the fact that Paulo was tresspassing, that’d be something else entirely, but that’s clearly not it.

Floweramon May 7, 2012, 4:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #215951

I hate siblings.

meleeman May 7, 2012, 5:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #215952

that was hilarious!!!!

BlackHeart13 May 7, 2012, 5:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #215954

yah know, Mike seems to get a lot of bad rap… but at least he isn’t two timing like paulo. I mean sure, in the same situation anybody would be thinking of both girls. But mike actually had the integrity and guts to close off one relationship, so he can completely focus on the other.

dude May 7, 2012, 5:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #215955

Dam it, Lucy! Why didn’t you tell anyone a damn thing?! SAY SOMETHING!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sarge May 7, 2012, 5:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #215956

that went better than i would have expected, worse than i would of hoped. Jordan’s behavior is understandable but still none the less annoying. Jordan is trying to protect Lucy by keeping anyone that could hurt her away, but unfortunately since he doesn’t know who would hurt her he may be going as far as keeping anyone that is not in their family away including her friends which may cause more harm than good. i also find that Lucy’s stare odd. it’s just the way that it’s so blank. they say the eyes are the windows to the soul and can show more emotion than anything else, and seeing Lucy’s eyes with almost no emotion at all saddens me. i sincerely hope she gets better.

i don't know May 7, 2012, 5:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #215958

Aww! I love that Jordan is protecting his sister, even if Paulo didn’t do anything. This shows that Jordan really cares about Lucy, and is willing to go to great lengths to help her. My older brother helped me when I had my heart broken, so I can really relate to this.

Also, as a side note, Jordan doesn’t seem to have Lucy’s fluffy tail. Is the huge fluffy tail just a Lucy thing, or a female cat thing? I don’t think Sam has one either, but I don’t know about their mom.

Mattaki May 7, 2012, 6:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #215959

did paulo disown jasmine in that last frame?

Invader Rex May 7, 2012, 6:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #215963

Eyes say that Lucy is now gonna be cold, to everyone, sorta like normal but much more depressed and less acknowledgement of those around her. Basically a zombie! D:

Mike you did this you *******, FIX IT! :unsure:

Heartless May 7, 2012, 7:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #215975

Wensday com here now !! rauahwiskfiwhd so.many.cliff.hangers! I want to see whats next,like right nowwwwwww :c

Shannon May 7, 2012, 8:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #215983

Loving this comic btw. The effect of having her eyes with muted color rather than completely greyed really works.

heruoni May 7, 2012, 8:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #215985

Like I’ve been saying Mad Lucy Mad Lucy Furious Abbey Furious Abbey ITS ALL SANDY’S FAULT!!!! WHY CANT MIKE REALIZE THAT ONLY LUCY IS RIGHT FOR HER.
WHO’S WITH ME!!!!!!!! Furious Abbey

TheShucke May 7, 2012, 8:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #215986

things are getting interesting XD

CptnAlexander May 7, 2012, 8:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #215989

Paulo said rather hurtful things about Lucy without knowing it. Downside of emotional outbursts near depressed girls trying to even attempt to recover from the recent worldview shattering attack by a certain someone… Jordan was certainly doing a giid hib causing his outburst, but he’s just being an angry, defensive brother. :x

Hoheh! May 7, 2012, 9:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #216010

The problem is everyone has the potential to hurt Lucy, though Paulo also indirectly hurt her by rejecting her - only to go on a immature sexual rampage AND end up dating someone else. So I think I can sort of understand Jordan’s reaction, specially if he’s got no clues as to what happened (and likely doesn’t know about the stuff with Paulo)

That said must be tough as it doesn’t seem Jordan and Lucy are close enough as siblings to confide in problems. So likely he’s just really worried for her, and trying to do what he can. It’s hard when your living with someone who seems to be lost in the doldrums of life and likely won’t listen to anyone in their current state. It affects the people you live with more than you know, specially when they care.

Still 10 more pages though, wonder if we’ll see anymore of Lucy than her depressed blue eyes?

Jennytablina May 7, 2012, 11:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #216014

At a boy lucys brother who we don’t realy know at all. Thats how to be a brother. Nicely done. All u know is she’s hurt and though not mature annuff to desifer who the problem is, just out right getting mad at him i gotta say thats how i c a protecting brother at that age, cootos taeshi

JustSomeCritic May 8, 2012, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #216018

first things are first, Mike was her only friend for how many years?? The only person she trusted and cared about, only to be told he loves someone hundreds of miles away more than he likes her, not to mention later on being told he hated her. Lucy is not going to be ok for a long time. She is not in a state where she is going to be very trusting of others either, so even if for example Paulo says that he is her friend and wouldn’t abandon her. Would Lucy really believe him? I think not. Now, onto mike. I believe that when he told Lucy that he loved sandy, who is hundreds of miles away, more than her, it made him think it over a lot because his ears were also pointed down the few pages after. Then he found talking to Sandy was an escape from thinking about Lucy and thus why he’s always in a bad mood when not talking/thinking about her. Not to mention when they were working on the project, they were doing fine until Sandy had sent him a message and made him realize that Sandy didnt like him talking to Lucy and made that whole situation into what it was. Mike was not 100% wrong in what he did, but he went about it in probably the worst way possible. But i think that in the end, they will be together kinda like Catherine and Zachary if not more. Because after all I’m ultimately a MikexLucy Fan. XD

Cokey May 8, 2012, 1:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #216021

just read everything in 2 days now I can’t wait till wednesday >:D *flips table*

Kalin May 8, 2012, 2:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #216026

@ Derp
youre correct. how silly of me.
they need bikes c:

i also cant wait for lucy’s reaction to cake.

visiface May 8, 2012, 4:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #216027

I’m still waiting on what the team will do to Mikey when they find out what he did xD It’s gonna be a Lynching!

Xion May 8, 2012, 5:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #216030

Honestly, Lucy’s being rational, but at the same time, she’s being a baby.

She has every right to be crushed by everything that Mike told her because he was her closest friend for the longest of times… But she should know that her friends will stick with her. She’s put too much faith in one person. She needs to snap out of it.

PeerPressureLove May 8, 2012, 6:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #216034

GOSH DARNIT….. Well, paulos better than final fantasy cat

TheShucke May 8, 2012, 8:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #216035

I’m really enjoying the fact that despite the whole fiasco between LucyxPaulo and LucyxMike, Paulo is still reaching out in hopes to make Lucy happy. I totally get why Lucy is secluding herself. How many high schoolers have done so on less traumatic incidents?

At the very least, Paulo keeps the ball rollin, and we get more dramatic cats. ^-^

Spladle of Doom May 8, 2012, 10:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #216036

As for Lucy’s reaction to cake…

If I were in her situation, I’d flip all the tables. Screw everything if I feel like all of my friends have abandoned me and I’m dreading facing the next day of school because the bomb might drop at any moment and I can’t do anything about it. Remember, she thinks that even Paulo will abandon her when Mike reveals all. She thinks no one will support her, and she’ll be completely powerless in the coming year.

Spladle of Doom May 8, 2012, 10:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #216037

I’m so a PauloxLucy shipper now

Lolly May 8, 2012, 10:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #216038

THIS COMIC IS INCREDIBLY DEPRESSING. JESUS CHRIST.

Well it’s doing its job anyway, so good work.

MAN. May 8, 2012, 1:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #216054

Points for Paulo!
Oh, and I am now caught up with the story, yay me….
I really have no life…
:D

The Guy in the Background May 8, 2012, 5:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #216055

Wahh!!! Poor Lucy!!! :”( She must feel alone but at least Paulo cares. Maybe she will believe he is a true friend and will cheer up a bit. I love LucyXMike but I love LucyXPaulo too!

Luminescent Leijon May 8, 2012, 5:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #216059

Protective brother is protective.

joefox May 8, 2012, 8:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #216064

The thing that irritates me about the whole Lucy situation is that her family clearly has done nothing to get her the help she desperately needs. I don’t blame Mike for turning away from her: he’s a bloody kid, he has neither the experience nor the resources to help her in the way she needs. And as terriblely as it is hurting Lucy, Mike was right in stepping away. He was carrying a load in supporting her that no child should EVER have to bear. Now, I will grant, him telling her that all their friends would abandon her was WAY out of line, but again, he’s a kid and he carried her baggage too far. There is nothing else like the combination of duty and helplessness in how thoroughly it can grind love and friendship down to pain, despair, and loathing (both inside and out). Had he not turn away to look after his own wellbeing, though, then both of them would have ended up as wreckage. As awful as the reality may be, there are times the only thing to do is save yourself.

Hence my distaste for her family. There is no way her parents can have failed to notice her emotional problems if they are doing there job and not just ignoring her and leaving her to raise herself. This was their responsibility, and the damage done to Lucy’s mental wellbeing is squarely on their shoulders.

Sabrewolfe May 8, 2012, 10:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #216088

This actully makes me want to ask what do y’all think would happen if Lucy’s brothers found out she was depressed because of Mike and were each given an 8 guage shotgun?
Sam: Ohh mike I think it’s time we had a little come to Jesus meeting

Freidrich Von Wolfegang May 9, 2012, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #216111

Good one,and dang

hurt/lov/hate May 9, 2012, 3:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #216134

Paulo and his priorities - still an issue (hopefully he’s making a list of what he wants)
Lucy and her Angst - still very much an issue
Mike and his long distance relationship - ._. ……Sorry, but that just won’t work

So far this arc doesn’t have a small ray of light yet, I hope just one good thing comes out of all of this. Taeshi hasn’t disappointted me yet

ThisGuy May 9, 2012, 9:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #216925

this is just one of those random questions i think up every day so don’t think to much about it but what would Sandy think of Mike if she knew what he did to Lucy.

i don't know May 20, 2012, 9:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #248779

I somehow love it how Jordan is so protectiv to her #^_^# my brother is bit like that too <3 though we allways make fun of each other and stuff :P I still love him though.
Poor Paulo,he really wants just to help :(

Nasu999 June 12, 2013, 10:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #254410

I’m really starting to DIS-like Paulo, but his last comment on this page goes a long ways to repair that. (Nicely written!)

5Cats July 22, 2013, 11:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #291015

Jordan! The cake is NOT a lie!!!

Mark December 5, 2014, 8:55 PM EST.

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