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And then they broke up as Mike felt inadequate being the smaller one in their relationship.
In all seriousness though, it’s nice to see these two finally meeting up after so long. Mike’s speechless, shocked expression is a nice contrast to Sandy’s warm expression. Her face right there says all the emotion she has towards seeing Mike at least; She’s happy and still as in love with him as she has been all these years. That is what truly matters.
The page gets into a nice awkward cuteness too by Mike’s reaction to their size difference there, though Sandy seems fine with it none the less. Overall, it’s pleasant to finally see these two together, even if for a short amount of time. If Sandy’s expression conveys emotion as accurately as it seems to, she really does love Mike deeply, and they are perfect together.
Rukral June 25, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.
A beautiful moment, and Mike made it awkward. Typical.
UltimateZ June 25, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.
An astute observation, Mike.
Shortcake June 25, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.
You are shorter
jun June 25, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.
Way to make it awkward Mike.
Nobody June 25, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.
I do hear that girls age faster than boys.
ScrabMaster June 25, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.
Still, I dislike the both of them with a burning passion.
day~day June 25, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.
Bleu June 25, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.
… Way to go captain obvious! (Mike)
MikeRocks314 June 25, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.
Is Mike not turtley enough for the turtle club?
I-man June 25, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.
No Mike, you are not turtely enough for the turtle club. Now hug your woman!
Inukai June 25, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.
Hahaha a twist!
Kyute June 25, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.
I KNEW SHE WOULD BE TALLER.
Way to keep it cool,Mike.
NightFaller June 25, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.
Okay, so Sandy is cute. But I’m getting a little tired of the fluff pages. Where’s the meat of the story?
Stevum June 25, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.
Oh god… cuteness… overload… X__X
Order_66 June 25, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.
Of course this is what Mike says after not seeing his girlfriend in forever.
AwesomeBCBFan June 25, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.
Oh my goodness ;u; This is such a cute page! Of course Mike has to make it awkward, hehe. The look on Mike’s face is just priceless. xD
HimbeCat379 June 25, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.
Mike’s a turtle~
But honestly, I do hope something interesting happens now that we finally meet Sandy! I don’t especially care about her one way or another because we know NOTHING about her.
Keep up the good work Taeshi!
Thanos June 25, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.
Sad Mike, just sad. Still ****** about how you handled Lucy, so I hope you ruin this >:/. That being said, I don’t have anything against Sandy, just you Mike.
Death'sEdge June 25, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.
Ha ha ha ha ha! Damn it Mike, you’re freakin adorable.
KCZ117 June 25, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.
Don’t let that be a complete bother, Mike.
Everyone faces similar situations like this before.
Nimbus26 June 25, 2012, 12:08 AM EST.
Go ahed and Kiss you two. Enjoy it while you can Mike. Hell waits for your Back home.
Anthonydafox June 25, 2012, 12:09 AM EST.
Oh man, this is rich…..
Did not see that coming.
Short Mike jokes for everyone!
And suddenly Sandy looks more mature…
Never here June 25, 2012, 12:12 AM EST.
Honestly, Mike. After all these years, you’re embarrassed that your girlfriend is taller than you? Where’s that violent love that has driven you along all these years, to reject Lucy and wait what seems like a lifetime for Sandy? No hugs? No kisses?! Preposterous!
Lyd June 25, 2012, 12:12 AM EST.
THE BEAUTIFUL ART.
MY EYES ARE BLEEDING FROM THE BEAUTIFUL AAAART!!! *dies*
*ehrm* that’s not as funny as it sounded in my head.
But, I have a question. I always had the impression that like was one of, if not the tallest cast member. Is Sandy some sort of Amazonian goddess, or was I wrong?
Ah, I bet I know what it is. Stelettos, isn’t it?
Curtisimo - CHA, HA, glactus expy.
Curtisimo June 25, 2012, 12:12 AM EST.
That’s so cute
But why to make things awkward, Micheal
I still hate you Mick..
ChexMix June 25, 2012, 12:14 AM EST.
She’s probably wearing heels. Notice the movement lines behind Sandy in the third panel?
U June 25, 2012, 12:15 AM EST.
Real smooth Mike
TechnoBunny June 25, 2012, 12:19 AM EST.
Man just look at the intense emotion in their eyes. Mike with incredulity at finding her and Sandy, a calm look of joy at their meeting. She is so composed in the face of the meeting while Mike is wondering if she is but a dream in front of him.
It’s a rather remarkable page punctuated by humor made in a likely realistic awkward setting that would be recognizable to those in that situation.
I feel good about how this will go further once Mike has overcome his shyness. They are a cute couple and I support them.
Ace June 25, 2012, 12:19 AM EST.
Thats all u say ? ( i would to)
Brandon June 25, 2012, 12:20 AM EST.
lol Mike why u so silly?
Y-you’re s-so TALL
Marissa June 25, 2012, 12:20 AM EST.
Sandy is as adorable as ever! (any one else think she’d look a lot like lucy if she ditched the ponytail?) But in regards to the comic, beautifully done as always Taeshi, I love the way your style has developed, I really really love the way your charachters have developed, and I absolutly adore the way the charachters relationships have developed (albiet hesitatingly and even painfully at times). I adore BSCB and am dreading its completion (I honestly hope you keep doing BSCB and BSCB spinoffs in your spare time at least for many years to come. )
Frodomann1 June 25, 2012, 12:24 AM EST.
Why is Sandy in a trench coat? She was in some sort of… Pink dress earlier, wasn’t it?
Did Mike catch Sandy at a, *ehrm* inopertune time?
Curtisimo - I’m a moth, not a bunny, dammit!
Curtisimo June 25, 2012, 12:24 AM EST.
if he weren’t a ragingselfcenteredjackwagon right now, I’d find this adorable. since I no longer have any respect, hope, or love for Mike though, it’s totally useless and I’d just like to see him miserable. |: DIE OF EMBARRASSMENT. DIE OF EMBARRASSMENT. -cheers- 8D
I do wonder if she’s still wearing her heels, -rolls-
my pure hatred and disgust for Mike aside, this is about how I picturen things going when I meet my boyfriend >x<
only I’d be the one making the awkward comment and ruining it ;_________;
also, I think the “trench coat” is one of these :3”
I’ve never been to a fashion show or known someone in one, but it seems like a good comfy and fashionable thing to change into afterwards……
>_________ June 25, 2012, 12:25 AM EST.
You know Mike, it is not a smart idea to make yourself shorter than you already are.
jmb June 25, 2012, 12:25 AM EST.
Haha so cute
Seppucrow June 25, 2012, 12:26 AM EST.
…. Mike, what are you doing.
The love of your life is -INCHES- from you, and the first thing you do is shrink and worry about your height!?!
If you aren’t going to kiss her, at least hug her darn you!
Though this cute flustered you is much more enjoyable than mean you.
Anonymous One June 25, 2012, 12:28 AM EST.
She’s so fluffy !!
LuckyCat June 25, 2012, 12:32 AM EST.
Well Mike, shrinking down like that isn’t going to help you any if your problem is “She’s taller” Get out of your shell and hug her!
Seriously though this page is adorable
MiwAuturu June 25, 2012, 12:36 AM EST.
Lol nice, haven’t seen your girlfriend in forever and your first comment about her is she’s taller than you? Give her a hug!!!!!! She’s probably wearing heels anyway. Or if she really is taller then that’s cool, I don’t got anything against tall people, considering I am one . So cute though
:) June 25, 2012, 12:38 AM EST.
*is trying very hard not to laugh at mike*
Ok, well I must say, I sorta saw the height thing coming. Though it’s really not a huge difference tbh. I like where this is going. Maybe mike’ll get lucky and sandy will be wearin heels lol. Great work taeshi! I look forward to seeing how this meeting turns out.
No matter how close you feel on the Internet, it ALWAYS changes in person. Even if they just haven’t seen each other in a really long time. :p
Legion June 25, 2012, 12:38 AM EST.
Heels! She must be wearing HEELS!
Her eyes in the last panel make her look so adorable~!!!
Shambers June 25, 2012, 12:39 AM EST.
Oh my god I laughed so hard. Before I even read the speech bubbles I was laughing.
Dr. Moron June 25, 2012, 12:40 AM EST.
Out of all the things to say after all these years. lol
starfighter105 June 25, 2012, 12:44 AM EST.
Omigod, he’s adorable!
Why do we hate him again?
DiDi June 25, 2012, 12:48 AM EST.
Is this when Lucy comes in and kills her?
Stripedblur June 25, 2012, 12:52 AM EST.
New theory: Mike’s the retarded one.
se7en June 25, 2012, 12:52 AM EST.
Fox June 25, 2012, 12:54 AM EST.
Hahah, I mean, she IS a model… and most models are pretty tall. She’s beautiful. The awkward teenage blurt is perfect. I hope he finds his happiness, even if he’s not with Lucy. If he really believes that girl to be toxic, then I feel like maybe some tome with someone else will do him some good, make him think about what he’s given up…. or maybe even what he’s escaped.
Indigo June 25, 2012, 12:55 AM EST.
love your art love the story love the comic, wonderful job so far.
But please dear god don’t let this be one of those, “omg i an talk to you all i want all casual over the phone but when i meet you irl i freak and become a turtle and just say little quips about how pretty you are or how much i love you” bull ****, if that happens i swear i will never read this again because that is a stupid way to progress a plot and an even worse way to stretch a chapter.
Seriously I will drop this comic like a hot rock and give it the worst reviews and make sure no one other than your stupid loyal white knights who will attack me later for this post will read this, if you do that Vero, you can do better we have seen it……
Please oh please dearest please please do not make this chapter be like this for the rest of the pages PLEASE?
Critic June 25, 2012, 12:55 AM EST.
High heels, Mike?
Jake June 25, 2012, 12:59 AM EST.
I hope he finds that attractive, and not intimidating, cause Tall women are hot!
And besides it’s not that much! Just like, an inch. And Mike, no amount of awkwardly embarrassment you show will hide what you did to Lucy. I’m with yah girl! Us emotional blue eye’s gotta stick together!
Wow, and critic is a conditional bitch. “Gimme what I want or I’ll hate on you forever!” :\
Follarch June 25, 2012, 1:02 AM EST.
Oh god, I’m squealing. Mike is so cute in this page.
I wonder what they’re going to do now
/MikexSandy fangirl mode on.
I DEMAND MOAR.
Bunny June 25, 2012, 1:02 AM EST.
Aw come on, Mike. Almost everyone you know is taller than you
Trey June 25, 2012, 1:06 AM EST.
awww -again- but i have hope for lucy x mike but the relation sandy and mike it’s not bad buuut i prefer lucyxmike
Jlaw June 25, 2012, 1:12 AM EST.
Hahaha, if he gets that sensitive and heated up just LOOKING at her face, imagine what happens when they kiss or when they get in…
lol, I wonder how long he’d really last. Two seconds, five seconds tops? Do you think he’d be crying the whole time or near the end?
I hope you people can find it in yourselves to forgive or laugh with me about this, but I couldn’t help speculating it. After all, it is a strong desire all life shares, especially us emotional humans who find it highly amusing to contradict our natures (hurray us!).
Anyways, a very sentimental moment…
SnowFruit June 25, 2012, 1:13 AM EST.
Unless she is whairing high-heals…
Wow June 25, 2012, 1:16 AM EST.
I love this, my kidney burst(my heart burst last chapter, so my kidney had to do)
Bolverk June 25, 2012, 1:16 AM EST.
Bwahaha, come on Mike it’s only a couple of inches (yeah i know there’s a dirty joke in there, but i’m a bigger man than that). That said, Taeshi, it’s pretty awesome you went outside the common lily white romantic couple format (it’s not a big leap, but it is a leap). Till now the only step outside has been the modelling thing, but now adding in the height difference. Mad props, Taeshi, I hope there are more steps outside the box. Extra props for not surrendering your integrity based on a persons attempt (a bad one at that) at extortion.
strider June 25, 2012, 1:18 AM EST.
Shes in heels. If not oh well, an excuse to not be making eye contact.
Anon-Anon June 25, 2012, 1:18 AM EST.
Critic: okay wow you can **** right off
The chapters are pre-planned way in advance so no amount of blackmail is going to make me change what has already been set out, **** off">******** with your threats.
Taeshi June 25, 2012, 1:19 AM EST.
^And that comment clinches it
Funniest page so far this chapter.
Keep it classy, BCB
Never here June 25, 2012, 1:25 AM EST.
I laughed so hard when Mike said she was taller… it’s hardly noticeable Mike and I must admit sandy looks cute.Awesome work Taeshi.
ZombieSlayr800 June 25, 2012, 1:26 AM EST.
Taeshi, I love your artwork.
There is more I want to say in that regard, but I’ve been up for 36 hours now and I’m starting to be delirious, so I’m keeping it at that.
Geist June 25, 2012, 1:27 AM EST.
Sandy kinda looks like a drug dealer…just kinda
Bleep bloop June 25, 2012, 1:29 AM EST.
No one here can say they haven’t done that though; you have that whole meeting with someone, special or not, planned out in your head, and all you can say is something stupid like “You’re taller than me”. I know I have…
Neospector June 25, 2012, 1:31 AM EST.
to be honest take away Sandys long hair and give her a pink bow she kinda looks Lucy.
bob June 25, 2012, 1:31 AM EST.
Damn it wrong face.
Bleep bloop June 25, 2012, 1:32 AM EST.
Aww how sweet. I wonder how long it takes for mike to stop being shy around his girlfriend. There is no one else around either so how is he going to act when the others see her.
supertails19 June 25, 2012, 1:33 AM EST.
i find this cute cause that’s exactly what i said to my (long distance) boyfriend when we met for the first time a few weeks ago
Luna June 25, 2012, 1:35 AM EST.
Alright Sandy, now do something impressive! Your time to shine, show the haters that you’re more than just a plot device!
*In case that was misconstrued, I don’t mean it sarcastically*
KiwiKoala June 25, 2012, 1:39 AM EST.
How many of you are banking on “Hey Mike, meet my boyfriend. Yeah, I replaced you but I forgot to tell you. Well bye and have a good life”
Jack June 25, 2012, 1:45 AM EST.
He has an awestruck face of “omg this is the girl i love” while she simply carries herself with a “It’s nice to see you again” smile. I can understand mike being nervous but seeing how calm sandy is she would probably hug him in that calm state of mind instead of just say hi inches away from him which kind off tells me that she will realize she doesnt really “love him” as much as she though she did but still wants to be friends crushing mikes confidence and sending him into a downward spiral to ruination. And while i am SURE that what mike told lucy is completely wrong because he claimed “They played nice with me because i played nice with you” is a stab at ones-self because it tells you that everyone gets along with lucy and since you were being nice to her they were getting along with you and every time you were mean everyone was defending her and while she my have hit you they played it along because they know she is like that which in turn would likely leave mike to be alone which crushing lucy was his first climb down the ladder of self destruction. and while sandy may ACTUALLY love mike which with the lack of her hugging him is quite unlikely. they will still have to be separate again and mike will be left alone to only his cellphone which in the end leaving him longing for physical attention instead of simple words through texts and voice through the phones earpiece he will want a physical being to be there for him which when they first started high school paulo made sure he was hated by all the girls he would be left with only the option of Daisy who still likes him but is with abbey or lucy who he will not even think about as a last resort through his blind hatred towards her because sandy simply stated “I dont think i like her” which in turn turns mike into a shut in for ruining his own life and will continue to blame it on Lucy
and that is my two cents
Been reading for a while love the comic keep it commin teashi
Ren June 25, 2012, 1:49 AM EST.
ohhmygod, so much FLUFF.
i gotta agree with critic on this one, sorry
rocket sauce June 25, 2012, 1:50 AM EST.
Critic dude ranting about how you wont ever read the comic again, little much, don’t you think? =w= And I wouldn’t call that a critic as you’re not offering advice, so your name is kinda odd.
‘Corse things are going to be awkward for a bit, you have to just give it a few pages.
And to everyone ranting about Mike mentioning the taller Sandy, calm yourselves. As I said, things are going to be a little awkward at first not just “AH MY GOD I LOVE YOU!” it’s not in his character. It’s totally understandable the way he acted at first, and obviously you’ve never been in this situation. Soon after some short chat they’ll probably fall into their normal selves and be just the same as over the phone.
Also, I dislike Mike, but I find myself rolling my eyes at people wishing for his relationship to fail. I understand that he didn’t like Lucy, I don’t blaim him. Yes, he was way too harsh, but not so much so that he deserves no happiness. I belive he was frustrated and finally had enough of dealing with this chick that he had long since that point grown to hate. Mike is only human. (Okay, cat, but still ) And he’s only in high school, like most high schoolers, he’s only really going to think about himself. He does not have the maturity to realise what his words will do.
Despite me not really liking Mike, I find myself really excited about this chapter. And really hoping for his relationship to last.
Blue June 25, 2012, 1:53 AM EST.
i wonder, what happens next…>.>
what do u have cooked up for us now Taeshi?
Candy Corn Lover June 25, 2012, 1:54 AM EST.
it better be candy corn flavored
Mike… The height chart made this no surprise.
Hoheh! June 25, 2012, 1:56 AM EST.
I told u mike was short!
The wise one June 25, 2012, 1:59 AM EST.
I said it before, I’ll say it again. It’s becoming difficult to be a MikeXLucy fan these days.
@Critic There are hardly any good comic writers anymore. Taeshi is one of the best I’ve seen in cutesy art and story. Just because one chapter doesn’t go the way you want, you shouldn’t act like that. Taeshi could stop writing all together if she wanted. I didn’t like certain things here and there in past chapters myself. But you got to play with the cards you’re dealt. I’d still give this comic at least a 9.5/10 if I was a reviewer.
Seikyuu June 25, 2012, 2:01 AM EST.
You are making insanely good sense. I get a change of opinion of a character, but what you said is a good staple of how mike anger should be done. Yes, you can dislike the character, but it’s better to wish him happiness so if it does blow up in his face, not saying it will, it’s all the more sweet for those that dislike him. But wishing he would die or his relationship will fail is ungodly levels of immature.
Also, agree on your take on the critic comment, critics are supposed to be objective, not subjective, in a review right?
strider June 25, 2012, 2:04 AM EST.
Taeshi, god damnit. You’re making me like this too much.
Eeyup June 25, 2012, 2:11 AM EST.
Did it occur to any of you people that maybe Sandy was wearing high heels?
TraceLegacySSOF June 25, 2012, 2:12 AM EST.
Mike she be wearin heels c:
Why you askin? June 25, 2012, 2:14 AM EST.
@ Jack: I am among those waiting for just that. Either that or Sandy saying she hates men shorter than herself.
Spiritwolf15 June 25, 2012, 2:16 AM EST.
Oh God Sandy must be a Goliath compared to Lucy.
ChocolateHedgehog June 25, 2012, 2:26 AM EST.
Cute as this is, my hatred for Mike and Sandy (as individuals, not as a couple) keeps me from enjoyin’ this moment how it should be enjoyed.
I’m so petty. ;.;
Jessica U. Ingmann June 25, 2012, 2:26 AM EST.
Sarge June 25, 2012, 2:40 AM EST.
AMah June 25, 2012, 2:50 AM EST.
aaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww so cute
NightcoreTechRave June 25, 2012, 2:53 AM EST.
Aww yeah Mike. Work those Cassanova pickup lines like a boss
David June 25, 2012, 2:59 AM EST.
DezRaffy June 25, 2012, 3:03 AM EST.
As much as I hate Mike right now for how he treated Lucy, I can’t help but think he looks adorable in the last two panels!
I wonder what’ll happen…. We finally meet Sandy after all this time, but we know little to nothing about her save for what we’ve learned in the past. We’ll probably learn more about her character through this chapter since we have 20 page left to go. Maybe she’s nice, maybe she’s not nice, or maybe she’s manipulative like most Sandy haters say. We won’t know until the updates come up; who knows?
Maybe Mike and Sandy break up or maybe they won’t… I can’t make a concrete prediction until I learn more about Sandy’s character. My hopes go to Mike being crushed emotionally, but that’s just me. *shrugs*
Anyway, great story and I hope to learn more about Sandy through this chapter! ^^
Guest D June 25, 2012, 3:04 AM EST.
ll Mike used withdraw! ll
ll Mikes defense rose sharply! ll
paulosawesome June 25, 2012, 3:12 AM EST.
Although I don’t particularly like this couple, I do like the fact that Sandy doesn’t seem to be some insane, jealous, crazy girl. She seems quite innocent… for now. Hope Mike gets a break.
Just-A-Lurker June 25, 2012, 3:13 AM EST.
Welll, that’s ONE way to break the ice
Chocothunda June 25, 2012, 3:14 AM EST.
@Taeshi It’s okay, people like that appear everywhere. They think they know better than you do, but lets face it: If you didn’t do things the way you do, BCB wouldn’t be as popular and wonderful as it is. After all, you know best when it comes to your own story… and the ones who say otherwise shouldn’t be paid any mind.
On another note, I’m really looking forward to seeing Sandy’s character develop. I’m still curious to see if her personality has changed at all over the years. Also, I still want to know what Sue ment when she said she “recognised Sandy” from sometime other than when they were kids… Sandy has a few secrets perhaps? (Still a posibility she has a darkside? IDK, seems we’ll find out… )
P.S. Oh Mike… be a big boy. Pull your wiskers out of your scarf and get on your tiptoes; your woman’s ready for her man.
Chinatsu June 25, 2012, 3:17 AM EST.
Mike just jizzed in his pants.
Radial June 25, 2012, 3:22 AM EST.
Heh. Well, Mike, Sandy IS a model after all. They do tend to be quite tall xD
Laufente June 25, 2012, 3:23 AM EST.
FINALLY. There she is. And don’t worry Mike, maybe she’s just wearing heels. Then again, they’d have to be some pretty high heels
Subaru June 25, 2012, 3:30 AM EST.
i don’t know the context that was being used as i don’t remember sue mentioning sandy, but if i had to guess, sandy’s a model so sue probably recognized her from a modelling ad. I don’t see any reason to see darker interpretations of sue’s comment.
strider June 25, 2012, 3:35 AM EST.
… So awkward, Mike.
Kuro June 25, 2012, 3:53 AM EST.
I kinda hope the moment I meet MY long distance partner will be this cute.
Kevin S. June 25, 2012, 4:03 AM EST.
you know, if Mike converted to Mormonism we could easily solve the Lucy vs. Sandy dilemma
also this page gave me diabetes and it’s wonderful
srs109 June 25, 2012, 4:09 AM EST.
Not as tall as my dick.
Fluffy June 25, 2012, 4:09 AM EST.
Awwww his little kitty man pride has been hurt… lol
Lunacy June 25, 2012, 4:16 AM EST.
this is normal, I expected mike would be the smaller one, it’s simple logic really, boys mature slower than girls, hence the size difference.
Quilvy June 25, 2012, 4:17 AM EST.
Although I dislike Mike, It’s nice to see him happy with Sandy
NOW KISS YOU AWKWARD CAT
Alana June 25, 2012, 4:34 AM EST.
Hahahaha. Mike lost something I like to call “phone balls”
Having the guts to talk to girls through phone…
But the moment they meet in real life, they’re as awkward as new friends.
Go on sandy kiss. It’s been so long…
Pshyzo June 25, 2012, 4:37 AM EST.
So Sandy, why are you wearing that flasher coat. Hmm?
OHMYGOD I KNOW WHERE THIS IS GOING!!
Wolftail June 25, 2012, 4:55 AM EST.
Woah that sucks
It reminds of me being the tallest student in my class in first year high school.
Megadude June 25, 2012, 5:00 AM EST.
Smooth Mike. Very smooth. Now I see why all the ladies love you.
Jack Flop June 25, 2012, 5:14 AM EST.
first damn thing you can say and its your taller then me WTF?! OOOOHH i get it…….taller huh…….clean your pants mike i see the see the *** leaking
Alopex June 25, 2012, 5:21 AM EST.
Well receding your head into your shell of a coat like a turtle doesn’t help matters, Mike.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again - I don’t care who ends up with whom, as long as they’re comfortable and happy in the end. Sandy’s a sweet girl.
N June 25, 2012, 6:04 AM EST.
Sandyyyy you’re so preeetyyyy!! <3
crazy-cat-lady June 25, 2012, 6:24 AM EST.
ema June 25, 2012, 6:30 AM EST.
Way to go Mike, SAY HELLO TO SWEET AGAIN, CANDYBOWL.
Ditto June 25, 2012, 6:58 AM EST.
And for ONCE I find something Mike does cute. I’m gonna use that neck recession move next time I want to look cute, haha.
Senor Pena June 25, 2012, 7:11 AM EST.
I’m having to concur with Seikyuu here. It’s getting quite tough to stick to my guns with cutesy pages like this.
This’s been pretty long in the making and you’re not disappointing now that it’s finally here, Tae.
StushiJaguar June 25, 2012, 7:35 AM EST.
It’s understandable for Mike to get all shy, he always came across to me as a shy guy. I was the same when I met my boyfriend for the first time. I loved him more then anything but I ended up hiding behind my parents and blushing like crazy. Of course later on things started to get going and I no longer felt the need to hide. I felt kinda bad when I hid because all I wanted to do was run into his arms but my darn shyness stopped me >:C
Kit June 25, 2012, 8:06 AM EST.
D’AWWWWW this is just too cute.
Paw June 25, 2012, 8:06 AM EST.
wow, this page is actually nice… strangely cute.
too bad this is going to end before we know it, and we won’t see sandy again for another 40-50 chapters, most likely, except for some phone calls.
how old is she, anyway? once she hits 18, she should just get her own place in mike’s neighborhood and have him move in with her.
Thanatos June 25, 2012, 8:09 AM EST.
my reaction when I saw sandy:
I’m not joking.
boh... June 25, 2012, 8:30 AM EST.
The littlest of Korats
7 June 25, 2012, 8:42 AM EST.
oh Mike…surely if the relationship is strong…height shouldn’t matter
Iris June 25, 2012, 8:48 AM EST.
Siwwey Maishal, yur jus not wearing platform shews~
Huh? June 25, 2012, 9:02 AM EST.
Not taller than me! Ha!
Cool! The moment we have wanted to see for so long finally happens! Sandy and Mike actually speak to each other…
The Guy in the Background June 25, 2012, 9:03 AM EST.
Lolly June 25, 2012, 9:03 AM EST.
This page is so freaking cute! Loved it
Carlitos June 25, 2012, 9:23 AM EST.
Okay ever since mike did lucy wrong, I felt resentment towards him, but to honest i went through exact same thing when i was a sophmore….ahhh memories…….Anyway im happy for mike but has anyons else noticed the sandy looks like lucy but with more hair???
Redthehedgehog June 25, 2012, 9:24 AM EST.
Dang I know that feel bro.
Syrus June 25, 2012, 9:29 AM EST.
sfkhdsk ahaha aww poor Mike. … wait. Dangit Taeshi, stop making me smile at characters I’m trying to be mad at!!
Lizzie June 25, 2012, 9:45 AM EST.
This comic is awsome, i already bought the book and caint wait for teh next,waiting ofr pages sucks tho!!!!
pfft June 25, 2012, 9:51 AM EST.
I like how Mike sinks down even lower after realizing he’s shorter than her
Null June 25, 2012, 9:55 AM EST.
She’s in heels i bet. Much as I hate Michael now I have to admit this is damn cute.
Cyph June 25, 2012, 10:11 AM EST.
I don’t care how cute you’re trying to make Mike, he is still an ******* who needs to anwser for his horid behavior towards Lucy
treblig June 25, 2012, 10:12 AM EST.
I have a perfect song for this moment: Far Away, by Nickelback.
Rick June 25, 2012, 10:16 AM EST.
Sweet, they talked and yes Mike she is taller than you but don’t let that get you down.
Starkeyblade June 25, 2012, 10:20 AM EST.
Big LOL, though I’m still finding this literally bitter-sweet, because while this is a wonderful moment, I’m still mad at Mike.
Kenshin June 25, 2012, 10:31 AM EST.
She’s a little chubby don’t you think?
Dice June 25, 2012, 10:39 AM EST.
I hate Sandy I still do but now I kinda feel whats happening to them I havent seen my boyfriend for 3 months and we were finally going to meet up but he had to cancel last minute… im taller then him too
BlackHeart13 June 25, 2012, 10:42 AM EST.
turn around and go mike
please mike go
BcBfan174 June 25, 2012, 10:48 AM EST.
Maybe he’ll be taller in a few years. Girls mature physically faster than boys.
Sheridan June 25, 2012, 11:00 AM EST.
Several years without seeing eachother and the only thing that you can say it’s this ****?!
c’mon Michael, you can only be joking!
Mil Faces June 25, 2012, 11:00 AM EST.
Thats it?!?!? He hasnt seen Sandy in forever and then he finally meets her alone in who knows how long and all he can say is “youre taller than me” ?
What a douche!!
joefox June 25, 2012, 11:23 AM EST.
Nice mike *sarcastic clapping
Miki June 25, 2012, 11:44 AM EST.
D’aww! He is so adorably awkward! <3
Youwishyouknewmyname June 25, 2012, 12:07 PM EST.
Thank you for bringing back my childhood.
Boo June 25, 2012, 12:08 PM EST.
@srs109 Not to be rude or anything if you were joking but the Mormon church doesn’t allow polygamy and you may be offending them if you say things like that.
Things like that can start an argument. Just saying.
On topic: Great chapter so far, lots of suspense.
Informative Mormon June 25, 2012, 12:09 PM EST.
Mike water u doing
Flutterwagon June 25, 2012, 12:14 PM EST.
That….was cute. I wont lie, I hate Sandy, but that was really adorable and Mike’s reaction was totally something I would do. If this keeps up, I will be so conflicted about Sandy, but I still think she seems passive-agresive.
Rex June 25, 2012, 12:18 PM EST.
i agree only three differences in appearance i see are height and her hair and eye color.
anyways i felt like laughing when i saw mike first words i mean really the first thing you comment on is her height ?
i don't know June 25, 2012, 12:21 PM EST.
Oh Mike, you so random
I don’t care what anyone says about him, even if he hurt Lucy, you have to respect a man who goes to these kind of lengths to meet the girl of his dreams.
Mr. Applejack June 25, 2012, 12:21 PM EST.
Plot twist: it actually IS Lucy with a wig.
Unbalanced June 25, 2012, 12:23 PM EST.
I said it before an I will say it again I love seeing mike feel weird
The Wolven King June 25, 2012, 12:29 PM EST.
I’m pretty sure a good amount of us are her loyal white knights and no matter how this chapter turns out.(Even if not to your liking and you do leave) I doubt anyone would listen to one bad review over hundreds and possibly thousands of praise. You have no idea nor no right to tell Taeshi how to write her comic(Which she mentioned is already planned out). Throwing a hissy-fit over a comic like a ill-mannered 5 year old. Come on now.
Eeeeeeee! Mike and Sandy! FINALLY!
I’m so excited for them<3
Insane_Lioness June 25, 2012, 12:39 PM EST.
I’ve been imagining this moment for years
Not what I expected, but hey, there’s more to come.
j00bie June 25, 2012, 1:04 PM EST.
Why did Sandy go for a younger, smaller boy?
It does happen, it’s certainly not unthinkable, but it’s so rare that it seems kind of unreal, especially for someone her league.
Nimbus June 25, 2012, 1:06 PM EST.
Okay, I don’t know. Sandy could be tall or just wearing heels.
But Mike is short. I mean, in previous stories, he’s always the shortest man on the group.
Pained June 25, 2012, 1:18 PM EST.
I have the feeling that Sandy and Mike will have a great time together after all those years they haven’t seen each other. Even if it might be brief, it’s nice to see them together. Really want to know what will happen next.
Chi June 25, 2012, 1:44 PM EST.
Nothing wrong with tall girls!
Xenos June 25, 2012, 2:24 PM EST.
Honestly the somewhat awkward dialog is understandable. They haven’t seen each other in forever and they’re crazy about each other. So I can actually relate, albeit I wasn’t short.
When will they hug, already? xD
MGlBlaze June 25, 2012, 2:28 PM EST.
Mikey likes those white girls!
Elena June 25, 2012, 2:48 PM EST.
I cant wait till this is over I cant stand mike we need to get back to the main lot and mike isnt one of em hes just a lame *** whos lost his spot and should be killed off like davids meant to be love interest was
owen June 25, 2012, 2:50 PM EST.
Nice conversation starter, Mike.
Fangirl June 25, 2012, 3:08 PM EST.
Leu: I wish I had a girlfriend taller then men.
Tai: Sandy is cute.
Tai & Leu: But LUCY DESERVES BETTER!
Tai and Leu brothers June 25, 2012, 3:43 PM EST.
I’m really not sure if the comment meant anything, but Sue’s expression just struck me as odd. I’m always looking for a deeper meaning, and Sue’s struck me as observant… so when she said it like that, I automatically thought it suspicious. (That doesn’t mean it was)
Of course, I’ve been looking for hints about Sandy’s character for a long time. She’s actually shown alot of different personality traits, so I haven’t really grasped it yet. Hopefully we’ll see more into that this chapter. The reason I do this is because I’ve always been more for LucyXMike, though… if Sandy has remained true to herself and hasn’t changed at all, I’d rather Mike stay with her and be happy.
Chinatsu June 25, 2012, 3:47 PM EST.
PHA!!! “You’re taller than me…” I think that one’s one for the books. Probably just what I would have said in that situation, though… >.>
I’m glad that he managed to say SOMETHING.
Michaleon June 25, 2012, 3:48 PM EST.
**** **** **** FUUUUUU!!1!!!3!!! WORST_T COUPLE EVER.
TJ June 25, 2012, 3:57 PM EST.
The lack of dialogue… it’s… it’s killing me.
Seriously, when is someone actually going to say something
The art is great and all, but it feels like this story isn’t really getting anywhere yet, and we’re already a third of the way into it.
Anon June 25, 2012, 3:58 PM EST.
I want more Sandy. She already seems warm and fun. Mike is continually irritating and, for someone who’s supposed to be mature, like a baby.
I really love these watercolor pages. Taeshi you definitely have amazing skills. Don’t let Critic get to you, they dont have to read it if they don’t like it. It takes a lot of heart to make this.
This is the only webcomic I read and even when things arent going how I want, I still continue to read it. Your updates are consistent and your work gets better and better. By this series end, I imagine your mad skills will explode into a firework beyond comprehension and I look forward to seeing what you do.
taNi June 25, 2012, 4:05 PM EST.
Thanks for the reference, i don’t think mike mentioned sandy’s modeling career to his group of friends during that time period. So i think if he did and sue still said she couldn’t put her finger on where she had seen her, then i’d be suspicious. But since mike didn’t, it’s still possible she had seen her in an ad. It’s like the saying innocent till proven guilty. Right now i’ve seen no evidence or clues that lead me to believe sandy is a suspect in any bad things going on. But we are entitled to our opinions, so if you see something suspicious, you see something suspicious. I’m just not the type to remain silent if i disagree, it’s nothing against you, it’s just how i am.
strider June 25, 2012, 4:08 PM EST.
Not only did I see the height thing coming, I hoped it would happen. Karma at work Mike. She could be wearing heels. I want to know this. Can’t wait to see where this goes.
Just wish that all these recent events in the story wouldn’t give me the since of the comic reaching its conclusion.
The Man June 25, 2012, 5:02 PM EST.
So this really is the first time they are meeting!? Wow…I feel Thi is gonna be that awkward online relationship where they dont really have shut in common and they break up.
Slenderman June 25, 2012, 5:06 PM EST.
*cue David* MAKE OUT
JC June 25, 2012, 5:50 PM EST.
Mike… dude… Oh, well, who hasn´t been a spazz sometime on life. But cuteness is short lived.
On a second note, the two first vignettes are gorgeous. Simple, beautifully handdrawn. Love how you use the watercolors and the smooth ink lines. *all fuzzy inside*
I Hope that Sandy can keep this one. Not that I think that Mike deserves her, but damn , I´m weak to maidens in love, specially those ones with soft, tender eyes ¨(*0* )¨! :-P
Boo June 25, 2012, 5:57 PM EST.
Ach lovelovelove this page. In the second panel, Sandy still (to me) has the dream-girl-like quality since most of her appearances until now have been without her physically in the scene, but as she moves towards Mike she seems more…real? ^o^; Also, I adore how you’ve got their ears facing each other (‘specially Mike’s), since it goes with the whole “hey look they’re like humans if humans were cats” thing.
Sorry for the rambling.
Shi-chan June 25, 2012, 6:29 PM EST.
story of my life
tron28 June 25, 2012, 6:58 PM EST.
@Rick. Nickelback is NEVER the right song. He is a tool.
DenverDiddles June 25, 2012, 7:01 PM EST.
This is honestly the happiest I’ve been reading this comic in a loooong time, and knowing how that usually turns out something absolutely tragic is about to happen.
Also, l’m so loving where the story is headed! Taeshi, your ability to tell a story and unfold it so realistically has always astounded me. As the fans, we’ve all been through a lot and watched Mike develop and mature as a person, and watched you develop as a writer and an artist. We’ve been waiting a long time, holding back our emotions through each and every page. Now that Mike is finally so close to being happy, and is about to stop being a dramatic wreck of a person, please.
DON’T FAIL US NOW!
Mr. Ridiculous June 25, 2012, 7:12 PM EST.
-screams- OH MY GOSH MIKE AAAAAAAAAAAAAH YOU ADORABLE SHORT LITTLE CAT
gurgle June 25, 2012, 7:25 PM EST.
Nobody can deny that this super cute!!!!!!!!!
Personally, I’m a Lucy*Mike fan but I think this is one of the best things you have ever drawn.
Awesome job Taeshi!
Soooo cute! :3
Aly June 25, 2012, 7:29 PM EST.
Sandy dies on the next page!
toast June 25, 2012, 7:33 PM EST.
AH HA HAHA it’s the heels
Hell In my Clouds June 25, 2012, 8:25 PM EST.
Even though I am a man, I must say this is very adorable.
I love how you drew Sandy by the way on the second panel. She’s clearly just as excited but she’s trying to hide it by having a warm smile on her face.
As much as I think this is gonna go all to hell soon it is sweet to see this finally happen.
Mike June 25, 2012, 9:28 PM EST.
They talk so much.
And then have nothing to say. Ahkay.
Dragnite June 25, 2012, 10:53 PM EST.
I wooondeeerrrr howlongit’sgoingtotakehertofindoutwhathedidto luuuucccyyyy o3o
xKafix June 25, 2012, 11:00 PM EST.
Strider: I live in Australia but I’m not Australian! Souppy is the Australian, I was born in Ecuador and lived in America for most of my life.. so technically people could call me an American :U;; Citizenship and all, I don’t really know what I associate myself with anymore haha
since ecuador was like my childhood and only a fraction of my life thus far
Taeshi June 25, 2012, 11:57 PM EST.
Sandy is a model. Models are tall, and mostly wanted is small breast aswell. I think its 6.4 models hight haft to be in adult age. her i duno how old she is or what the hight is for her.
But duh mike, shes a model
Sanchan June 26, 2012, 12:29 AM EST.
Not your comic.
Sanchan June 26, 2012, 12:36 AM EST.
I think that you’re doing a great job moving the story along without dialogue. It must be difficult to do, but I’m getting (or I think I’m getting) what’s going on even without the vocal cues. Kind of fitting that these two, whose relationship has been entirely vocal now have a chapter to themselves and it’s a relatively dialogue-free one. I remember the moment I met my girlfriend for the first time I was so friggin shy, we both were, but after we started talking it was just like it was while we were on the phone together. Mike’ll come around, he’s a typically submissive more shy kind of guy.
Inukai June 26, 2012, 12:42 AM EST.
That is all.
Heh, she’s taller.
Vincent June 26, 2012, 1:23 AM EST.
If you recall, Sandy was taken away while she and Mike were kids. Since they only relied on each others’ pictures, and based on Mike’s reaction, they didn’t follow up on each others’ growths during their many phone calls. If Mike younger? I don’t think he is, probably just Sandy taller (aren’t all models?)
Mr. Applejack June 26, 2012, 2:52 AM EST.
Ah, i see, i was just trying (badly at that) to prove i’m not your shadow account, but thanks for the bit of trivia on your background.
strider June 26, 2012, 3:30 AM EST.
Time for the dramatic meeting!…..wait where did Mike go -glares at the turtle cat- Get your sorry furry butt in there and hug her!
But in all truth and honesty very well done on this, the little bit of humor helps break the tension in this part of the story, the whole breaking the ice really does help in a conversation even if it requires feeling very awkward at times.
Juria June 26, 2012, 5:09 AM EST.
THEY’RE ADORABLE!!! <3
JJ June 26, 2012, 5:41 AM EST.
Yay! Aw Mike you are so cute o3o
COME ON. HUG HER, KISS HER OR ANYTHING?? ;A;
Well.. I can’t wait for the next part! I hope he will do something more romantic then tell her that shes taller then him xD
Right, Mike? >.>
KillyPopp June 26, 2012, 6:26 AM EST.
Mike look at the brite side now you can look at her breasts instead of looking at hert eyes will she talks. Paulo would like that but of course you wouldn’t you ***** cat. But, yay for Paulo. He’s not a ***** cat.
notpop78 June 26, 2012, 7:19 AM EST.
WELL THIS WAS MORE AWKS THAN EXPECTED
nAar June 26, 2012, 9:48 AM EST.
she’s totally wearing high heels.
KairaWolf June 26, 2012, 9:55 AM EST.
That’s the fake sound of progress.
Delta565 June 26, 2012, 9:58 AM EST.
That right there, is cute - just downright cute.
And the one word description, that just made me laugh xD
Now the big puzzler - what will happen next?
ThisGuy June 26, 2012, 11:21 AM EST.
I see what ya did there in the FAQ’s… nice
Order_66 June 26, 2012, 12:24 PM EST.
This is funny and I love the comic… But I still hate Sandy and Mike
Arade June 26, 2012, 12:25 PM EST.
And there came a day like no other…
When two cats joined together against a common threat….
wr3h June 26, 2012, 12:26 PM EST.
She’s prolly wearing heels.
Insigma June 26, 2012, 12:39 PM EST.
It’s been said a hundred times in these comments, but Turtle Mike is so cute beyond cute. :3
Mattykins June 26, 2012, 2:09 PM EST.
I think she’s wearing heels, she is a model so its custom.
Ashley June 26, 2012, 2:21 PM EST.
In all honesty I don’t care who he ends up with lmfao.
It helps to keep an open mind to really enjoy these cute moments. <3
Angela June 26, 2012, 6:22 PM EST.
Shes probably wearing heels. pfft.
Jko178 June 26, 2012, 10:18 PM EST.
@Taeshi Wow, sounds sort of like my situation. I was born in Taiwan, but Raised in America. I was only 8 months old when my family went to USA.
@Critic Seriously take chill pill. Not your comic, so don’t bother. While I would not like to discourage people from reading such an awesome comic, one that is very unique, I say if you seriously think that then fine, drop it. No one would miss someone so annoying. Taeshi does a great job, and if you’re going to be all ,”I hate you and this comic just because it’s not becoming the way I want it too,” then fine. Shows just how immature you are, like a how a spoiled brat throws a fit when they don’t gt everything they want. Of course that’s just my opinion on the matter
On topic: Correct me if I’m wrong, but models, no matter if it’s a guy or girl, are supposed to tall. So when Taeshi showed her being taller I wasn’t too surprised. Also she’s not too taller then Mike. I mean if she had been any taller…well that would be rather weird for her have to bend down so much just to kiss him. For me I would care if my girlfriend was taller or shorter than me. It’s all good as long as I love them and they love me.
Alkaizer87 June 26, 2012, 10:24 PM EST.
Looks like Sandy is gonna be the big spoon.
SuperDetective June 26, 2012, 10:59 PM EST.
I can’t see the second image of my previous comment anymore, so for those wondering what it was, it’s the gif with ash, brock and misty cosplayers making a weird dance, and there’s written “haters gonna hate”.
boh... June 27, 2012, 7:17 AM EST.
Mike seems to have forgotten that most girls (especially models) wear heels.
Hal June 28, 2012, 2:53 AM EST.
waht my comment got starred
SO PROUD OF MY SELF NNNGH
Mr. Ridiculous June 28, 2012, 3:10 PM EST.
They’re both such awkward penguins >3
Ethy June 29, 2012, 12:53 PM EST.
awwww, that final panel is jsut so cutte
IDFC Friday June 30, 2012, 4:58 PM EST.
Waugh July 2, 2012, 1:58 AM EST.
I can’t keep myself from imagining Haley facepalming behind Michael in the last panel!
Cavara July 7, 2012, 11:25 AM EST.
I seriously hate them both and quite honestly if my boyfriend kept saying my name wrong I would snap at him. Unless it was a nickname but Im pretty sure sand thinks micheals name is maishul
D.D August 10, 2012, 11:03 PM EST.
Lord, like the reaction he got before, I can see why he puts up with all the **** he does for this girl. She’s heart-meltingly cute. It’s a shame long-distance romances tend to wind up a self-destructive pipe dream.
DisgruntledCyborg August 31, 2012, 6:41 PM EST.
Maybe I’m just an overly skeptical person but I can’t help but feel her personality is just so fake every time I see that smile. :V
JamCram August 31, 2012, 7:50 PM EST.
of course she is taller, she is freaking model!
Someone September 2, 2012, 4:39 PM EST.
woooooooooow! ruin the moment bud! you never say someone is taller than y-…..wait…then if lucy is smaller than him….lucy must be tiny!!!
mad hatter September 8, 2012, 8:52 AM EST.
OR, Or, or, she could just still be wearing her heels.
Sono December 1, 2012, 10:35 AM EST.
LOL! Mike’s a shorty! Still hat MikexSandy though…
Sarathewise February 2, 2013, 12:33 AM EST.
Um… I forget, but why hasn’t mike corrected her on the pronunciation of his name?
Shax February 2, 2013, 9:57 PM EST.
Panel 2: Girrrl Dat coat make you look fat
Sheichii August 13, 2013, 12:50 AM EST.
Ok, I still hate “Maishul” after what he said to Lucy (Oh, I LOATHE him) bu, come on. This is adorable.
Yamask man June 24, 2014, 10:39 AM EST.
Oh poor Mike, thats what you get for being a manl…no wait, humanish-cat-manlet?
But regardles of the species, the truth remains…
Friggin manlets, when will they learn?
Shlomo_Sheckleberg December 21, 2014, 12:37 AM EST.
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