71. Just Beautiful, page posted 7/4/12

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Comment ID #220758

My goodness, she isn’t the demon you make her out to be you jerk! Maybe if you had been less of a jerk in the first place, this wouldn’t even be happening. Look’s like things are going downhill fast though, and it serves you right Mike. He’s probably going to destroy the relationship on his own by revealing his ***-holishness all on his own. >:)

Death'sEdge July 4, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #220759

LUCY! I KNEW IT!

Konikaa July 4, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #220760

Ouch… this cannot possibly end well for any party involved.

Pax July 4, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #220761

Oh Mike, you silly thing you.

poopie123 July 4, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #220762

really mike
really.
she was just trying to help you, OH MY GOD I HATE THIS GUY

ChexMix July 4, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #220763

Here it comes…

starfighter105 July 4, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #220764

Mike is such an ***… why does he always assume she is trying to ruin his life? She was just trying to do something nice for him even though he was being a total asshat.

Order_66 July 4, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #220765

Furious Abbey
SHE WAS ONLY TRYING TO BE NICE U…U…AHHH

Matthew July 4, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #220766

OH SNAP WHAT.

I’m so sorry Mike, did Lucy try to do something nice for you and completely discombobulate your understanding of the universe? Are you prepared to flip out and unleash enough crap to hit the fan and cause more harm to yourself than good?

This… is this karma being a know-it-all to him..?

Please let this be a bit of an eye-opener for Sandy… and a HELLUVA eye opener for our resident jerk-face!!

Ryuko July 4, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #220767

She was trying to help you, you little ungrateful piece of crap. :<
Jebus Crums…

day~day July 4, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #220768

MIKE!!! DONT YOU GET IT YOU ****? LUCY CARES ABOUT YOU GOD DAMNIT! SHE ****ING CARES FOR YOU!!! AND ALL YOU CAN DO IS SAY,
“why does she keep trying to ruin my life?!”

zandramus July 4, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #220769

i WAS gonna say something, but i think Order summed up my thoughts quite nicely. well done on hiveminding. you deserve a cookie

huntress_RVW July 4, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #220770

Okay, it is official, I want Mike’s scarf to come alive and choke him… Mad Lucy

Chompy July 4, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #220771

AAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

zandramus July 4, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #220772

Poor, stupid stupid Mike. Lucy, as hurt and sad as she is, wanted to help you and Sandy be happy together. She even said that she hoped you were happy with Sandy and that you needed this visit. But nooooo, you have to blow up at her and be a complete dick, then spazz out when she tries to help you get laid. Because essentially, that’s what just happened.

Frodomann1 July 4, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #220773

Ohhhhh **** she did do something but out of good heart I think. Way to keep a straight face Mike…you ****ing dolt. Let the drama begin

Leo-Inu July 4, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #220774

@huntress_RVW
Thank ya, I could use a cookie 8-D

Order_66 July 4, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #220775

serious Mike **** you **** you Mike. I get the fact that now you hate for stupid reason but really the moment she try to help you a little and uhh I HATE YOU MIKE. Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey

Xhallow July 4, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #220776

I’m mostly just curious as to how Sandy is going to react to this, since Mike is obviously overreacting and is just going to be a dick about everything.

Will she assume that Lucy was lying in some sort of attempt to break them up? Has she forgiven Lucy for being a jerk in the past, or will she side with Mike? Will this change her view of him at all? Or will the conversation be dropped altogether?

causticAntilogy July 4, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #220777

What is his issue with Lucy? Throughout the whole comic, I felt that he’d be justified in calling her out, in making her move on. However after the last few chapters, and including this page… it seem’s like some sort of obsession/ paranoia. Even when he’s blatantly having fun with her and she’s being nice to him he’s freaking out. It’s funny to see how he acted “normal” back when she abused him and is wigging out when she’s kind. Is he some sort of Masochist when it comes to her? Haha.

Termania July 4, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #220778

Lucy’s a great bullshitter. She really knows how to make an alibi.

WAAA LUCY WAA ALL SHE WANTED WAS FOR MIKE TO BE HAPPY-UUU

She had no business texting Sandy in the first place, wtf?

fk July 4, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #220779

I think Sandy will call him out on it… maybe she’ll be the one to finally talk some sense into him

Order_66 July 4, 2012, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #220780

She was just trying to help by the looks of it!¡ Stop being an idiot sometimes mike. I dont hate you but sometimes you can be stupid. •_•

FairyTalegurl July 4, 2012, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #220781

Something tells me Mike’s going to say or do something stupid that’ll paint him differently in Sandy’s eyes. You can tell by Sandy’s reaction that the text Lucy sent was in no way harmful or hateful.

D(r)aGon88 July 4, 2012, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #220782

I bet Sandy’ll cut him off and show him the text, and it’ll say “please take care of him, he’s been very sad lately” or something like that.
At least, that’s what I want to happen :(

Dolphinbread July 4, 2012, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #220783

Oh I knew this was going to happen! You didn’t put that moment when Lucy stared at mike’s phone for no reason!Taeshi,I absolutely love how all of this is starting to all come into place at the right times,such tension between each character!

SaberTiger July 4, 2012, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #220784

Welp Mike has gone and made things horrible and awkward already. I bet Lucy said something super sweet and kind and Sandy wont get why he’s freaking out. Leading to lots of juicy drama and hopefully Mike ruining his own relationship and becoming desperately alone. Sorry Mike lovers but he went over the top in how he treated Lucy and I still hate him :P

Sammy July 4, 2012, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #220786

Ok… the first few pages were disarming, and I almost forgot I didn’t like him. And then he does this.


….why Mike. >

RoseVee July 4, 2012, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #220787

My question;

If Mike has been texting Sandy since after Lucy did it…
How did he not see the text?
o:

Kimz July 4, 2012, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #220788

yes! i new taishi wouldn’t left out that part from the december chapter! great use of foreshadowing and plot devise on the cell phone! ;)

dukit July 4, 2012, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #220789

@Kimz
She could’ve sent it to Sandy and then deleted it off Mike’s phone, however that doesn’t prevent Sandy from receiving the message.

Termania July 4, 2012, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #220790

Ahahahahahaha, all that endless crap about throwing the phone out and sending break-up texts and all that crap and I WAS RIGHT. She basically said “Take care of him” didn’t she?

Biblioholic July 4, 2012, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #220791

….
That’s it, where’s my sniper rifle?

Anon Cannon July 4, 2012, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #220792

Then again, he might freak out and take it out on Sandy by yelling at her about why she didn’t tell him and how she’s in coohoots with Lucy or some ridiculous, paranoid ********.

Order_66 July 4, 2012, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #220793

@Kimz : Lucy most likely deleted it on his phone after sending it, so he would have no way to see it.

Kali July 4, 2012, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #220794

Well now that that’s happening, maybe Sandy will see what happened and help Mike get over this. Girlfriends have a way of making everything all right, well sometimes.

Inukai July 4, 2012, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #220795

Hmm.. I mean, he’s definitely overreacting, but he’s also feeling really abused by her. If someone emotionally messes with you enough times, you start to assume they’re going to do it again.
To be fair, even if it was with good intentions, it was out of line for her to use his phone without his knowing to introduce something he may not have wanted Sandy to know, for better or for worse.

However, I do wonder what Sandy will think of this reaction, not knowing the whole background of their very recent fight…

Plusook July 4, 2012, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #220796

@Chompy

oh dont bother yourself, ill do it with a chainsaw, then finish whats left of him with a shotgun

zandramus July 4, 2012, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #220797

*shakes head* My gosh Mike, you are really ***** dense! Man on man I cant wait for the day that everything that he did comes back to haunt him. >=)

Darf14 July 4, 2012, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #220798

Sandy: What do you mean, “keep trying to ruin your life”?
Michael: *either says don’t worry about it, or explains how he yelled at her.*
Sandy: Why would you do that? She said you were upset, so that I could make you feel better about what was apparently going on!
*blahlala, sandy is upset with mike.*

the cookies. July 4, 2012, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #220799

YOU LITTLE PIECE OF ****
WHY WON’T YOU ENJOY WHAT SHE LEFT YOU IN THE SHAMBLES OF HER HEART
SHE WANTS YOU TO BE HAPPY
SCREW YOU MIKE
YOU BETTER RUN BEFORE I GET TO YOU WITH MY CHAINSAW
Furious Abbey

Name? July 4, 2012, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #220800

I bet he makes a big deal out of a well-meant thing, sandy tries to reason with him, he blows up at her, she retreats, not able to deal with this unseen side of him, and he blames it on Lucy. Cus, you know, Lucy controles the drama that spews from mike. *rolls eyes* same logic as my ex, I swear.

Purple haze July 4, 2012, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #220801

lucy should have just threw up on that phone

mustache July 4, 2012, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #220802

Holy jeebus look at that **** storm going on in the comments. taeshi’s probably laughing her butt off at it. All those asterisks, man. There’s more of them than actual words in half the comments.

Anyway, I noticed a random ribbon in the fourth panel and it’s bothering me for no reason. I just want to know what it is!

I also am on the bandwagon where I hope Michael shows Sandy how bad he was to Lucy, if only to make Sandy feel bad for Lucy rather than blindly judging Lucy’s actions without knowing her (like in the flashback we saw of Mike and her on the phone).

Rabakov July 4, 2012, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #220803

Is it just me, or does Sandy’s hair keep changing length? ;)

Stevum July 4, 2012, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #220804

WHOOSH.
Hear that? That’s the sound of Mike making the biggest mistake of his life and flipping out in front of Sandy, right as she was about to tell him the message that Lucy sent her, which probably wasn’t terrible in the slightest. Does he really think Sandy would’ve been smiling while pulling up that text if it was a rude one that tried to “Ruin his life”?
I really doubt it.

Dero July 4, 2012, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #220805

@Termania and @Kali

Ohh yeah, true xD I’m not too experienced with mobiles; or deleting messages due to the fact I rarely text :P

Kimz July 4, 2012, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #220806

Now I’m really excited for the next page- wow! I think Lucy probably shouldn’t have gotten more involved but her intentions were nice and meant as a way of showing no hostility towards Sandy and Mike’s relationship in spite of his blow-up at her. Mikes reaction is more out of pride than anything methinks. People don’t like to feel like the one they love are only around out of pity and Mike probably didn’t want Sandy to think of him as “sad” because in his mind that would translate over to “weak” which is something the male species tends to be obsessed about NOT showing infront of their girlfriends especially. Lucy’s decision to text Sandy wasn’t the best; but understandably she was distraught and probably still clinging to a tiny thread of hope that she could at least show Sandy she wasn’t a monster as she led Mike to believe. Mike probably shouldn’t look at it as an attempt by Lucy to ruin his life, but things just became so poisoned that now hes paranoid about any move Lucy makes around his life… is there any hope things can be mended? Sandy’s a nice girl, maybe she can help.

Hiccupby July 4, 2012, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #220807

Mike … just because she got in contact with Sandy, doesn’t mean she’s trying to ruin you. Last I checked, you were feeling down. …I swear. His head is so far up his ***, all he sees is the ****** side of people.

Canny July 4, 2012, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #220808

Is now a good time to quote Elan of Order of the Stick with a good-ol’-fashion “Dun, dun, DUUUUN”?

Neospector July 4, 2012, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #220809

Just when I though Mike couldn’t be more of an *******.
Taeshi does a great magic trick in pulling some more jerkitude out of her hat and giving it to Mike.
I like the way things are going Taeshi. Keep it up.

Hinochi July 4, 2012, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #220810

@Kali


Amen

Pepe Le Pew July 4, 2012, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #220811

He’ll probably be all ‘Yeah I told her to get out of my life because you said she was a terrible person’ and Sandy will be like ‘What, no I didn’t say that at all what is your deal’ and then drama.

Awe July 4, 2012, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #220812

Ditto on @Pax`s Comment… oh well…he just got owned
@Ryuko been awhile since i heard discombobulate….and wow my wii doesn’t kno it lol

Ikuto July 4, 2012, 12:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #220813

THANK YOU HICCUPBY!!!! this is EXACTLY what im trying to tell my buddy over Skype as we speak, and he still says she’s bad for invading his privacy….
:/

huntress_RVW July 4, 2012, 12:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #220814

why do you think she is trying to ruin your life man, she doesn’t even leave her house the only life ruin is her’s not yours Mad Lucy

Arty July 4, 2012, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #220815

Ugh. Mike, what the hell! Lucy wants you to be happy with Sandy. You are smart enough to show Sandy that you’re not the knight in shining armor she remembered…

Can’t wait to see the DRAMA

Waugh July 4, 2012, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #220816

I’ll admit that I haven’t read through the whole comic — just batches here and there. I’ve seen Mike from when Lucy was still clinging to him and he dealt with it, and I’ve seen these recent stories of after they fell out. I never saw the actual parts where the “break up” really happened. But to me it seems like everyone commenting about their hatred of Mike and calling him an ******* are being a bit too harsh. Mike has obviously developed a lot of trauma regarding Lucy, and these kind of mental disorders grow worse the more they dwell upon them. He IS being an ***, but emotionally and mentally, he’s been really messed up. The poor guy, I really feel for him as well as Lucy. Kudos to you, author, who wrote this drama so well!

c July 4, 2012, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #220817

You know, Sandy might actually understand that Lucy is not that bad, I mean, it took real balls to talk to the person who took the person who you love away from you… in order to make that person happy.

Sandy might actually make Mike forgive Lucy.

SoUnpredictable July 4, 2012, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #220818

@huntress_RVW She certainly isn’t “bad” that’s kind of an ultimate judgement- I’d say she was well intentioned, desperate not to completely lose-out in Mike’s life because she cared but it hurts to be hated or ignored by the one you care about, but not very tactful. It wasn’t a good idea considering how furious Mike was about her and any clumsy attempts she’d previously made to mend things. She probably should have given him space. She’s a good but prickly person though. Mike’s good deep-down too; We’d be lying if we said we didn’t have times where we’ve felt overwhelming hatred or a desire to find our own happiness even if it hurts others.

Hiccupby July 4, 2012, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #220819

Well, to be fair, Lucy shouldn’t have been using his phone, but Really, I think Mike has lost his mind. If sandy wants to make this trip special because you were feeling down since Lucy told her you were, How exactly does that translate into “She’s trying to ruin my life?” Poor guy has gone loco.

If lucy was a mental terrorist this would be good payback though. Make him mess up his own happiness through his paranoia when all she did was send a rather harmless text. Nicely done. I applaud this treachery if it is afoot.

Sense July 4, 2012, 12:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #220820

Yeah mike your pretty scewed

N7 July 4, 2012, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #220821

Mike, you FOOL! When presented with incriminating evidence, you play dumb! You don’t know what was on that text! As far as you know, the contents of the text were ‘Mikes on his manstrual period’!
Also, panel 7; best yet.
The question still stands: what do you call a BCB fan?
Curtisimo - WHAT DO YOU ******* MEAN WE CAN’T ******* CONTACT ANYONE?!
???

Curtisimo July 4, 2012, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #220822

Sandy looks incredibly cute this page :333

Pinkie Pie July 4, 2012, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #220823

Uh mike? I think you need to think this through, people can change. Lucy may have abused and traumatized you in the past but she’s just trying to help you now.

I hope Sandy somehow meets Lucy and sees the ugly side of mike and makes her think twice about mike “not changing at all” and reconsidering her relationship with mike and possibly making friends with Lucy.

Oh well, one can dream.

Lace July 4, 2012, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #220824

@Order
Hahaha… asshat… never heard that word before… very interesting.

Cave Johnson July 4, 2012, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #220825

Mike it’s because you are a jerk…every people are tring to help you

jun July 4, 2012, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #220826

The way I see it, she’s not really trying to help him, she’s trying to get him to forgive her so she can have her blanket back.

Mike’s overreaction is going to have bad consequences, but she has been a monster to him. He’s not the bad guy here.

Dreyfuss July 4, 2012, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #220827

If I was Mike, I wouldn’t be ****** that she said something to Sandy. I would be royally ****** that she used my phone without my permission. Nothing gets me madder than a wet cat than for someone to invade my space or touch my property without my permission. It’s a not so fabulous way to get cussed out.

Canny July 4, 2012, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #220828

CALLED IT

on a different note that trench coat certainly highlights sandy’s beauty.. ughh

Mr. Ridiculous July 4, 2012, 12:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #220829

Wow… He needs to be kicked in the crotch. With STEEL TOED BOOTS.

Ice Shield July 4, 2012, 12:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #220830

WTF, MIKE?!!!! ARE YOU STUPID?!!!!! SHE JUST DID YOU A F***ING FAVOR AND YOU CALL IT TRYING TO RUIN YOUR LIFE?!!!!!! SHAME ON YOU, MICHAEL!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHAME - ON - YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sarge July 4, 2012, 12:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #220831

Mike turned into a bad guy when he ripped her to shreds when she was trying to make admends. She’s treated him wrong in the past, but he’s just as at fault for allowing it. Two wrongs don’t make a right. If it was really bothering him, he should had put a stop to it years ago, not wait for everything to boil to a head and explode.

Canny July 4, 2012, 12:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #220832

AAaaaaaaaaaaaaanndd…… here we go! -opens a bag of chips to eat and watches with anticipation-

Subaru July 4, 2012, 12:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #220833

Time for Sandy to realize just how big of a worthless piece of garbage Mike really is.

Snigglefitz July 4, 2012, 12:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #220834

Excellent. I love it when things tie into each other!
Lucy taking the phone. Her texting Sandy. Mike getting aggravated again.
This page feels like a pivotal point to me.
If we take into consideration how the main cast used to behave, they have developed a good deal, and this page makes much room for them to develop even further.
Lucy used to bug Mike all the time and hide her feelings. Now she has regrets for bothering him, wants to be nicer, and is more open about her feelings (remember, she did confess her love).
Mike used to be the nice guy that was spoon-fed crap from everyone. Now he’s gotten himself a backbone and isn’t afraid to be mean if he needs to.
This page, in my opinion, also shows how innocent Sandy is in the drama between Mike and Lucy. She really did care for Mike and only voiced her concern, not because she hated Lucy, but because she didn’t want him to get beat up all the time.
Maybe it’s because of my current mood/mindset (those switch on me so much, no matter how I try to lock them down), but I think I can actually still feel bad for Mike, even now.
Maybe he’s starting to feel guilt and regrets for shouting down Lucy the way he did. Maybe he just wants her to hate him, but instead she is still worried about him and it’s driving him up the proverbial wall. Maybe he still has feelings for her, but just wants to forget about her, but Lucy seems intent on sticking around and its hurting a part of him that still wants to stick around too.
Out of the entire cast, Lucy used to be the major head case, but this act of kindness amidst all the sorry, shock, and grief she’s received, especially towards the person that caused it, shows that she is coming to terms with her difficulties and that is extremely admirable in my opinion.
Now, Mike seems to be the major head case who still needs to deal with a few skeletons in his closet.
I’d say more or make a forecast of how the other pages will turn up, but Taeshi has the whole thing lined out and this page shows how silly some of the previous predictions made in this chapter are.
It must be a little aggravating to have the audience cast all these predictions or pine for them when, as the creator, you know the fate of your creations. However, for us readers who have no idea which way things will go, it’s kind of hard for us not to make such assumptions, but this page has placed faith in me at least that Taeshi knows her stuff and what she’s doing.
Good job and may BCB continue for many chapters and years to come, through the bad and the good!

Sail&Bail July 4, 2012, 12:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #220836

As I’ve seen so many times on 4chan, this best sums it up: OHSHITNIGGERWHATAREYOUDOING?!

Anon July 4, 2012, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #220837

Sandy, all the while, remains blissfully unaware. Still.

Telta July 4, 2012, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #220838

Gawd I hate this kid. TRULY HATE HIM! Ungrateful brat! Lucy better forget about this maggot and Paulo better come in and make her happy like she deserves cause Mike is now just being a plain abusive bully towards her. He makes Lucy to be this hideous monster which she isn’t. Perhaps her issue with others stems from this buffoon in the first place. Go jump over a cliff Mike and maybe then everyone will stop trying to “ruin” your life, but you’ll deffy stop ruining Lucy’s life…you ******* >:[

ChicaBoricua July 4, 2012, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #220839

And he does have a right to be mad about the text, whether or not that anger is justified. She went to his phone and contacted someone using it. That would make me angry to the point of wanting to hurt someone, and not just verbally. However, he might not value personal space like I do, still, she was wrong to do so. It would have been less of an issue, if she used her own phone instead. As for the comment, Mike is letting his emotions get the better of him. He’s not listening to what Sandy has to say, or the way she took the message. If she doesn’t calm him down, crap is going to hit the fan. Regardless, it’s probably going to land on Lucy, but he might just end up flinging BS on himself and Sandy. We’ll see.

Canny July 4, 2012, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #220840

Wow mike, this is how you react after Lucy is trying to be nice. Mad Lucy

Moshilun July 4, 2012, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #220841

Good. This needs to happen. Mike and Sandy need to come to terms with post-tsundere Lucy. There’s still too much baggage left over from their fight for either one to move on. Here’s to hoping Mike gets a scolding from Sandy to stop putting so much emphasis on Lucy.

Solvek July 4, 2012, 12:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #220842

Once again we’re here
Get over it already
She did it for you
XD lol, haikus
He never gets it, does he? He’s so hostile to Lucy. She attempts to do something for you. And what next from you? Grow up. Your grudge helps none, you idiot. I’m done. :/

Hoheh July 4, 2012, 12:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #220843

I knew she did something with his phone! You saw it coming Mike.

TraceLegacySSOF July 4, 2012, 12:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #220844

YEAH. THAT’S RIGHT. LUCY, THE GIRL YOUR GIRLFRIEND WAS TELLING TO STAY AWAY FROM, TEXTED HER WITH YOUR PHONE AND TOLD HER YOU’D BEEN FEELING DOWN, AND SANDY TOOK WHAT SHE SAID TO HEART AND IS TRYING TO MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER. AFTER YOU TAKLED SO BADLY ABOUT HER. I HOPE YOU’RE HAPPY, MIKE.

Fluffy Moose July 4, 2012, 12:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #220845

You have to love and admire Lucy for what she is trying to do. She is such a sweetheart, to bad Mike is to much of an *** to see it

treblig July 4, 2012, 12:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #220846

So that explains what she did that time when Mike shattered her soul at his house and she threw up. And everyone was wondering what she stared at his phone for with hopes she didn’t destroy it.

Lucy texted Sandy… Intriguing.

DiDi July 4, 2012, 12:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #220847

This is my theory: There is no Sandy. “Sandy” and Lucy are the same person. Lucy has split personality disorder due to her potentially traumatic up-bringing somewhat alluded to. “Sandy” is her caring, loving side she always had manifesting itself around Mike, When shoved out of control of their body The Lucy-side of her is portrayed watching Mike and “Sandy” Jealously from the shadows; because as is often the case with split-personality disorders Lucy and “Sandy” are at odds due to their polar-opposite demeanors and vying for control of the same body.
When Lucy gained the upper-hand over her “Sandy” side” Sandy” manifested herself one last time in Mike’s childhood to inform him of her moving away for awhile .. . To make sure “Sandy” stayed away Lucy elaborately set up which town and adress Sandy would move to. . “Sandy” didn’t entirely go away; she still reappeared to model and enjoy some limelight. “Sandy” became less dormant however when years later she saw how Mike still missed her…and against Lucy’s will she resurfaced again; calling from her distant “town” and hooking up with him much to Lucy’s frustration.
Now Lucy; transformed into “Sandy” is meeting Mike and enacting the sweet and loving relationship Lucy always wanted with him but couldn’t have. The text-message is a sign of her aquiescence to her “Sandy” personality and how she could make him far more happy than she could. Lucy’s condition could explain why her siblings are incredibly protective of her, and her appearance can easily be altered when the “Sandy” personality takes over since both of them are white cats.

Hiccupby July 4, 2012, 12:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #220848

Wow so Lucy set up this meeting…shocking.

Fluffy July 4, 2012, 12:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #220849

OK I LIKE SANDY NOW. I just realize she is somewhat a nice person coz she doesn’t have any idea what’s happening between them. And Mike, I wouldn’t even compliment you, you’re still an *** as always. >:P You deserve to be SINGLE!

Aubi July 4, 2012, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #220850

also on a side note, on the 10th panel, she kinda looks like a wife beating victim.

treblig July 4, 2012, 12:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #220851

Oh god.
Oh, man, I was so wrong.
They are definitely going to talk about this.
Wow, I get to go through the process of hating Mike all over again, yippee! He has this pre-set image of Lucy being a terrible leech in his life, like she could never do anything nice for him. She just wanted to help him out and make things go out well between them. This really jerks my heart around, oh man, WHY AM I SO EMOTIONALLY ATTACHED TO THIS COMIC, I’M GETTIN’ WAY TOO ******.
tl;dr Mike needs to shut his face and get over his biased opinions on Lucy.
Also, Sandy better be a good person in this situation.

I’m just going to quietly rage in this corner now until friday.

Oso-De-Clare July 4, 2012, 1:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #220852

even when she’s at her worst Lucy is trying to help mike be happy with sandy, that kind of love makes happier than most other kinds. to bad mike is to angry and confused to see that.

i don't know July 4, 2012, 1:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #220853

@Hiccupby Are you completely retarded?

treblig July 4, 2012, 1:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #220854

if no one minds I’m silently cry for a little bit… well i would if the tears would come.

i don't know July 4, 2012, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #220855

welp there goes the tiny bit of respect i had for mike.

Casii July 4, 2012, 1:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #220856

OMG MIKE U ****** Furious Abbey wow she only wants ur happiness why cant u see tht :nope:

Kold*kagura July 4, 2012, 1:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #220857

@treblig Nope. If I were it would be an insult to mentally-handicapped folks all over the world. My theory isn’t meant to be taken seriously. :)

Hiccupby July 4, 2012, 1:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #220858

Hahahaha, you’re so funny Mike. Ruin your life? After you ruined hers?

If he stops, right now… I’ll let this go.

But if he so much as DARES to call Lucy or storm over to her house to yell at her again, I’m going to need to punch something.

Skygaze July 4, 2012, 1:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #220859

FANTASTIC! Now I would expect Sandy to try and say “It’s not a big deal” and probably say something along the lines of “she was just trying to make you happy” or “she just cares about you” or some other crap, thus triggering Mike and causing him to flip sh*t on SANDY of all people, either resulting in an immediate break up, or a shortened visit and him going off to hunt down Lucy. Later Sir Alejandro Rape-Cat the first, will abduct Sandy.

Or Sandy will show him the text, saying something along the lines of “>Hey, Mikes been really down lately, I guess it’s because of me, so please try to make him happy. -Lucy”

Oh the vital moments make it all the more fun… ;)

Anon-Anon July 4, 2012, 1:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #220860

stephen walking- strong arm
A good song for anyone who is enraged at mike right now

zandramus July 4, 2012, 1:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #220861

Here we goooooo~

abbles July 4, 2012, 1:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #220862

Didn’t Mike say Sandy told him that he needed to distance himself from Lucy from the ‘December’ arc? Now she doesn’t seem to remember her name…

Mike July 4, 2012, 1:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #220863

Well, TOTALLY didn’t see that coming.
..Lol.
Anyway, here’s what I think. Sandy’s going to rat him the !@%# out, then Mike is gonna realize how much of a dick he’s been.. then he’s gonna continue the night with Sandy and apologize to Lucy, but she won’t be sure whether or not to accept it. After a bit of sucking up, “yey wee al r hapee”
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Possible spoiler alert!
Then eventually Mike’s gonna start questioning who he likes more, then next thing you know he breaks up with Sandy and gets together with Lucy. BOOM STORY OVER!
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Okay, spoilers.. if I’m right, that is :D

Jonny July 4, 2012, 1:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #220864

ohnooo

Delusional July 4, 2012, 1:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #220865

It’s amusing how so many people automatically assume Lucy’s intentions were benevolent. It’ll be interesting to see where this goes…especially if it turns out that Mike’s in the right.

StushiJaguar July 4, 2012, 1:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #220866

Why is everyone getting so mad at Mike? He’s not being a jerk, he’s panicking. He’s had to deal with her obsession with him for so long and it seems nothing he does will make her go away, add onto that the fear of Lucy ruining his relationship with Sandy. I’d freak out too.

GreenDFT July 4, 2012, 1:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #220867

@hiccupby
While that’s obviously just some WMG, I’m totally calling my friends over at Fanfic now.

Curtisimo July 4, 2012, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #220868

@Curtisimo I’m sorry but I’m not well versed in internet terms. . what does WMG mean?
The theory is just out there to be goofy and off-the-wall of course :)

Hiccupby July 4, 2012, 1:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #220869

What the **** Mike! She is trying to help you! She didn’t do anything wrong! What the hell!!!!!!!!!!!! Take a chill pill Mike!
I swear Mike, if you hurt Lucy I kill you!!!!!

Phew! Sorry for the cursing, just off some steam!
This is epic-ly insane! :))
Both a good part and bad part. Bittersweet moments! :)
Can’t wait till next post! :3

Aly July 4, 2012, 1:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #220870

He really shouldn’t just wildly assume things. I really can’t stand Mike anymore. He’s not even thinking of Lucy as a person anymore, just some force that’s trying to destroy his happiness. He really needs to realize that’s she’s just as much of a real person with feelings as he is. (she has feelings. and you’re ******** on them.)

I get the feeling (and by that I mean I really hope) Sandy’s gonna chew Mike out at some point in the very near future. I have think she’s the only one who can stop this.

Ahmmy July 4, 2012, 1:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #220871

hatred can make things very clear for you if you know how to use it… unfortunately, mike is an inexperienced kid and his hatred is increasing his stupidity.

how does “mike has been down lately” translate to “hi sandy, i’m ruining mike’s life… go kill yourself, mike is gay”, or something along those lines? :/

well, now the WHOLE chapter is ruined because instead of spending time with sandy and being happy, he’s gonna run off, abandoning sandy, and spend the rest of the chapter trying to kill lucy, get into a fight with paulo, kill paulo instead, and then marry lucy.

Thanatos July 4, 2012, 1:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #220872

@Darf14

that day is not far off

zandramus July 4, 2012, 1:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #220873

:nope:

Well this just ticked me off.

Abby July 4, 2012, 1:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #220874

@hiccupby
WMG: Wild Mass Guessing
A term commonly used on TvTropes, meaning when users or characters make up an idea that could not possibly be right. It’s often actually right in the end, because of the Rule of Funny.
Curtisimo - SHIIIIIIIIII
aborted

Curtisimo July 4, 2012, 1:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #220875

Called it! Well, so did most everyone else it seems, but it still feels good to be right.

Honestly, I didn’t foresee Mike’s reaction. I hadn’t expected that his hatred of her was this deep…I thought all of that screaming and ranting at her in “December” was just the heat of the moment, because he was far less cold toward her before he received that text from Sandy.

I wonder, perhaps, if it could have been because he realized how close Sandy would be to him, for the first time in years. Lucy was always there, but he cast her aside when Sandy became physically present, or at least when she revealed that she would be. It’s the same as it was when they were kids- the closer Sandy is to him, the further away he’ll push Lucy. Lucy must be very forgiving(though also desperate), to forgive him when he abandons her at the drop of a hat.

I can’t imagine that Sandy’s going to break up with Mike just because he can’t get along with Lucy. They’ve been together for at least a year now, haven’t they? Without even seeing each other? I think they’re a little stronger than that(well, in a way-I have more to say on that). Besides, she hardly ever remembers Lucy- she noticed her when they were kids, but forgot her every time. She doesn’t even remember Lucy when Mike tells her about how Lucy’s been fighting with him. Lucy’s just not a memorable person to her. However, I could see that she’s going to get upset over seeing Mike frustrated. I don’t know what to expect of her though. I suppose we’ll see on Friday.

About Mike and Sandy’s relationship: I think they’re more in love the the idea and memory of each other, rather than being in love with who they are as individuals. People grow and change- they’re very different than who they were as children. But this is their first face-to-face meeting in ages. Who knows, I may be wrong, but I suppose we’ll just have to see.

@Hiccupby Interesting theory, but I don’t think Lucy has multiple personality. But we haven’t seen Sandy’s parents/family at all, and that’d be a great plot twist!

GingerKitten July 4, 2012, 1:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #220876

@GingerKitten We saw her mom. She looks nothing like Lucy’s mom.

Canny July 4, 2012, 1:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #220877

i know lucy doesn’t completely deserve the hate from mike but i would also be ****** off if i found out my crazy ex friend was texting my girlfriend without me knowing… with my phone

even if she was just trying to help apparently she didnt get the message that mike wanted her out of her life

silent July 4, 2012, 1:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #220878

@Curtisimo Thank you: I’m sorry that I didn’t know; I’m rather odd about what I do and do not know of internet/pop-culture things. It would be very interesting to see my silly little theorem become a nice fan-fic #^_^#

Hiccupby July 4, 2012, 1:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #220879

@Hiccupby
Wild Mass Guessing. It’s a TVTropes term that means an off-the wall theory than may or may not be meant to be taken seriously, like Mac from Foster’s Home being autistic.

*sigh* July 4, 2012, 1:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #220880

I LOVE YOU TEASHI!!!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! Down hill for mike :D

Gigolo go July 4, 2012, 1:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #220881

Que the overreaction! Show us how to really freak-out Mike! I eagerly await your explosive temper. Sandy, prepare yourself, your boyfriend is insane.

Xenos July 4, 2012, 1:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #220882

@Mike: She never remembers Lucy, anywhere in the story.

@StushiJaguar: Well, I don’t see how Lucy could be trying to ruin him by telling his girlfriend that he’s been having a hard time. And suggestions?

@Canny: Which chapter? I don’t remember

GingerKitten July 4, 2012, 1:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #220883

*epic facepaw* mike… Mike… buddy… you gotta get over this man… see there is this thing.. uhh whats it called oh yeah FRIENDS! they help eachother, they care about eachother, they go out of their way to shave eachother bald and put whip cream on their faces… eh maybe that last one was not a good example but still. Lucy is trying to help you be HAPPY. She genuinely CARES if you are happy. She genuinely CARES if you TALK to her. even simple conversation because you are her friend! if i could punch you i would as a friend of course but i would!! right now!!

KitsuneHonor July 4, 2012, 1:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #220884

Really Mike? Really?

I hit my breaking point, I’m not trying to like him anymore. >:c Stop being an ******* and suck your **** up! All Lucy is doing is HELPING.
Ugh, whatevs.

Jinx. July 4, 2012, 1:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #220885

“Lucy’s ruining my life by wishing me the best of luck!”
You’re going full ****** there, Mikey-boy.

LackLuster July 4, 2012, 1:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #220887

@GreenDFT

your point is taken but there are people who sit down and look into the whole situation carefully rather then just exploding in panic at their friend that already has enough of an emotional problem. exploding enough to make them get on all fours and throw up into a bin…..

zandramus July 4, 2012, 1:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #220888

And so the angst continues once more…

Balthazar July 4, 2012, 1:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #220889

Is it wrong/cruel to say that, at this point, his pain and sorrow brings me some small semblance of joy?

Cynical McMillan July 4, 2012, 1:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #220890

Oh Mike… I understand why he’s scared of Lucy, but he knows she was hurting him physically because of the insecurity eating her up and it seems to me like she saw Mike as something of a great oak she couldn’t harm for the world. But I don’t think she’d ever do something on purpose to make Mike unhappy or ruin things for him. Certainly not after all what we’ve seen her go through… I understand how Mike feels and I’m sorry for him that he’s been stepped on so much, but I hope he stops feeding those prejudices he has against her, because I think Lucy is just as able to learn to respect Mike, and I’d like them to make up… even if it’s not as friends, at least as people who don’t hate each other.

Nimbus July 4, 2012, 2:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #220891

I find the Mike hatred rather unsettling though. Yes, he really did hurt Lucy’s feelings, and I feel bad for her, but Lucy’s been stepping over Mike’s feelings for years on without the semblance of a consideration. He took a lot of pain and there’s a point where you just cannot negotiate with someone’s abuse anymore because it is just validating it. Mike may have gone in the wrong way in dealing with the issue— he knew how sensitive Lucy was and it wasn’t right to treat her so harshly, but Lucy has to learn that she can not lack respect to her friends like she did to Mike, even if she has feelings that are hard for her to deal with. Be careful not to fall for the trap of denying Mike’s claim for respect because he is a guy and supposedly can “take it”, because that is just… off. Both Mike and Lucy have the right to feel loved and respected and pursue happiness, but they must also take the responsibilities that come with it.

End of soapbox speech.

Nimbus July 4, 2012, 2:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #220892

Mile your a butt. That’s all I’m gonna say.

Robin July 4, 2012, 2:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #220894

Come friday… one way or another… everything is going to change. I can feel it coming… this is a pivitol moment in the comic, and there are so many things that can go horribly wrong for the cast…

I anxiously await Friday’s coming… as does the rest of the world.

Concerned Citizen July 4, 2012, 2:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #220895

Boom baby! There it is! Hahahahaha!!!! Mike you tool! Now, he’s either gonna be even more ****** off at her, or gluey and apologize. Either way, this is shaping up to be a good chapter. But…I forsee the end of this comic. Which saddens me. Cause I mean…it probably won’t continue on into collage right? And the group is already in thier sophomore year. I feel like this comic will end soon.

Slenderman July 4, 2012, 2:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #220896

Man Mike! You’re such an idiot! She’s not ruining your life! She’s helping you! Get out of your “Poor Me” slump and realize what you’re doing and what mistakes you’ve made!

ScrabMaster July 4, 2012, 2:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #220897

I think mike has some explaining to do 8-). Okay seriously how come sandy can’t remember anything? First she completely forgot about daisy and now it looks like she forgot the girl who hurt mike. Wait was the flashback that happened in December a joke? I distinctly remember mike talking to sandy on the phone one day, lucy had injured his leg in another one of there fights and then sandy told him she didn’t like lucy. If that didn’t actually happen then ignore this comment. If you didn’t read December yet then go take a look because that’s what i’m going to do… later because i can’t believe it is 2:25 already time for some sleep.

supertails19 July 4, 2012, 2:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #220899

Mad Lucy God seriously, Mike? She was only trying to help. It’s not like she texted Sandy harrassing her. Stop being such a whiney emo ****. I freaking hate you.

Jemima July 4, 2012, 2:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #220900

He doesn’t know what she wrote and probably thinks she read through his messages… I’m not surprised he’s spazzing out… Let’s see how this goes…

Crayon July 4, 2012, 2:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #220902

So much for those like me who thought this was going to be a drama-free chapter!
But seriously Taeshi, i couldn’t see this coming…
Sandy looks unbothered of being texted by Lucy on Michael’s phone, after she had told him in tears that she didn’t like her. She had even asked him “do you love her?” once, is it really that easy to be overconfident on a similar relationship when they have not met in person for ages and she knows this girl is potentially around him everyday?
But the biggest surprise is how could Lucy have found the strength to do that just seconds after Michael had torn her soul apart that way?
If i look back at the beginning of “december” i can see Lucy was not ready to move on, she was even spying on him while studying as if she had just fallen for him. Seconds later she was able to take all the crap Michael had thrown to her, suck it up and do the gigantic step of giving up on him for his own sake? Besides Lucy had no business texting Sandy, it’s not like that would have been of any help to Michael, so I think this was something rather pointless to do.. something “stupid” you’d do when you’re out of yourself and you’re not thinking straight, not something you’d do in the moment you “man up and walk away with dignity”.. unless it was meant to be a message to him, to let him know she’d finally given up and he’d never have to worry about her again.
Since she had confessed her love we had seen Lucy’s “tomboy armour” fade away, and we have had a glimpse of how frail and sweet and tender she really is. I now wonder if she is just also very strong when it comes to it, or if she has forced herself into another even stronger armour to conceal her feelings, in which case.. will we see her smile ever again?

On a final note - Mike is still a jerk, a lucky jerkity ******* - and Lucy might have been possessive and clingy, but never a “monster” like some said.

PS: and the art is very nice! We are so moved by the story that we sometimes don’t mention i t or take it for granted, but we really love your drawings Taeshi!

Cavara July 4, 2012, 2:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #220904

I facepalmed so hard at Mike\\\’s reaction that I woke up on the floor.

Mr.Bob July 4, 2012, 2:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #220905

Mike, I love you. Even with all of your awful choices, emotional outbursts, teenage angst-ish-ness, and such… I love you and what you do for this comic…. PLEEEEEEASE oh PLEASE do not make a scene and give Sandy a reason to leave you right now. You will become so awful and horrible to everyone ever if that happens and well… I don’t want Lucy to have to deal with it.

Sandy, you are slowly winning my heart, I shall not lie. I still like Lucy better but I bet if you were around earlier in the series more prominently things could have ended up differently (and I think better). I still can’t love you buuuuut, we shall see.

Kikimmicoa July 4, 2012, 2:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #220906

I think Mike is just being an idiot now… She wasn’t trying to ruin his life

DezRaffy July 4, 2012, 2:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #220907

Why /does/ Lucy(’s presence) have to potentially ruin the only Mike x Sandy chapter? I think this reaction is Mike’s guilt kicking in.

Nyan July 4, 2012, 2:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #220908

@zandramus I’m not saying Mike was panicking when he yelled at Lucy, that was anger and frustration. I’m saying he’s panicking now, panicking at the thought of losing Sandy and never being able to shake Lucy. Obsession is a scary thing. His reaction now is completely natural and human(or feline?).

GreenDFT July 4, 2012, 2:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #220909

It’s kind of weird. Maybe Sandy invited Mike because she was worried about him, because of what Lucy said? Why is Mike overreacting so much? It probably took Sandy a while because of her busy schedule anyway.

At least Lucy’s getting over it. So why does Mike have to drag it on?

Sandy looks pretty surprised in panel 7, it makes me wonder what they talk about on the phone and how they talk. And then meeting in person and seeing him doing this… Hoohoo~ I smell the drama~

Sandy’s really attached to her phone. xD So do the main characters come from a small town or something? :O

Sima July 4, 2012, 3:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #220910

Now what do we do while we wait to know what exactly was in lucy’s text? I can’t hold my breath that long!! D:

Cavara July 4, 2012, 3:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #220911

Lucy may inavertly b the cause Of why Sandy And Mike MAY break up, but its all mike’s fault for being *******.

Aspear July 4, 2012, 3:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #220912

@GreenDFT

Oh, sorry for the misunderstanding

zandramus July 4, 2012, 3:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #220913

Mike Logic:
Lucy let Sandy know he was having a rough time so that she could make the visit extra special —————> obviously an act of hatred. ( come on guys, Lucy obviously didn’t say anything bad. Sandy’s not mad and she’s not going to be unless something else happens. Lucy made sure to make him look like the victim. )

yup, Prince Charming.

sometimes I wonder if Mike was ever really a decent guy, or if he just felt obligated and did it out of his “great generosity, because he’s such a great and amazing person that he’s willing to be kind to the peasants”.

Oh mike. I can’t even bring myself to want to capitalize your name. you don’t deserve respect. get over your ego or get out. your choice, because unlike you, we will not hate you with the rage of a thousand suns when/if you ever obviously realize that you’ve done some wrong and attempt to fix it. ( -coughwhatyoudidtoLucy,cough- |:

anon July 4, 2012, 3:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #220914

“Why does she keep trying to ruin my life?!” She told your girlfriend you were having a rough time of it, on your phone, sure, but still. Ruining your life? I get that you’re a teenager and all but…that’s a bit ridiculous.

Kaliofdarknesss July 4, 2012, 3:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #220915

I love this comic, it’s the one romance story I really could get into (except Fruits Basket, but that’s different.). What I don’t like, though, is the fanbase. Everyone’s yelling at the characters because they interpret everything at the first degree. What?
Then again, this is a high school romance comic. Most readers are going to be within age range 13 to 18, so I could be expecting too much. ;P

Still, I don’t think it’s very healthy to get this emotionally attached to a character, whether that attachment is positive (Lucy) or negative (Mike).

Now on to story-related matters!
The one pairing I’ll probably always be rooting for is Mike/Lucy, simply because it was heavily hinted at since the beginning. Though, I could easily settle for Mike/Sandy. It’s a bit disheartening to think that neither will happen, if bad comes to worse.

Following the comic’s title, though, I’m guessing the end will be bittersweet. It’s probable that many characters will get what they wanted from the start, but that it’ll come at a price. Paulo could get Lucy, sacrificing Jasmine in the process (not literally…). Mike could get Sandy, but be clinging on to the past rather than taking her as she is. Lucy… could find happiness, but it could be with Augustus. Ooh, the possibilities!

What I’m foreseeing here is Sandy making Mike come to terms with Lucy, but putting some distance between him and herself, because she doesn’t like the way Mike is dealing with it.

A final note: about Sandy not realizing that the Lucy that texted her is the same Lucy that used to beat up Mike, it’s very likely that he only referred to Lucy as “that girl”, or anything other than her name. Hence why Sandy doesn’t seem to be clicking.

Paash July 4, 2012, 3:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #220916

Haha, I knew it was Lucy!
But seriously, Mike, she’s just trying to HELP you! Why would she tell Sandy that if she didn’t think it would help? You are making Lucy seem like she is horrible, Mike, but she isn’t! Apparently even Sandy can tell that Lucy is nicer than you make her out to be!
I’m beginning to wonder if shipping Lucy and Mike is a bad thing…
C’mon Mike.
:(

HimbeCat379 July 4, 2012, 3:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #220917

I honestly do think a lot of the arguments of who hurt who between Lucy and Mike…

I read over the comic a few times and I can’t really say that Lucy has really traumatized the boy. Hell, she isn’t as abusive as a lot of people tries to make her seem. I know that she has a tendency to strike, her name calling, and whut not, but there were times where she really wasn’t that bad.

And her obsession (lol) isn’t that bad either. Not to the point where he should be hyperventilating like /that./ If Lucy was outside his door every morning, calling him constantly, or trying every chance she gets to get near him, I honestly would understand. She was something like that in that before but the girl hasn’t been /that/ clingy in a while.

Sure it was due to him growing a di— backbone but she hasn’t given him any reason lately to believe she is out to destroy his life. o-o

Before I get eaten, I’m not saying that Lucy totally has no faults or anything but I honestly don’t think she’s bad enough to cause /that/ reaction.

Summary of comment;

Mike, calm yo tits.

Mew July 4, 2012, 3:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #220918

Man, this chapter has me literally on the edge of my seat. I’m very much a ‘Mike x Sandy’ fan and have been looking forward to them finally meeting… and then this happens! Way to go Mike for bringing this upon yourself :unsure:

I went back and re-read the entire comic to try and make sense from Mike’s point of view why he exploded *that badly* at Lucy… even the times in the past when he’s been a royal ‘jerk’ he’s usually apologised and knows at heart they are still friends…

…and although I can see his *reasons* and the amount of crap he put up with up to this point, THIS time around he went waaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyy overboard to the point of cruelty Mad Lucy and I still can’t get my head around why…

As much as I’d love this to still end up being a long awaited romantic meeting with Mike and Sandy, I hope he also gets some sense slapped into him about what he’s done o_o

Zan July 4, 2012, 3:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #220919

@Paash

I know this is off-topic….. ( sorry Taeshi/Suitcase D8 )
but the not literally part just made me choke on my water for some reason…..
it may be my lack of sleep, or my fail mental imagery,
but I just found that really great. XD

anon July 4, 2012, 3:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #220920

From what I see the populace could be overreacting on it right now. Sure Sandy might see Mike’s attitude on it as it’s starting to show up. Remember, he has in a way every right to feel this way about Lucy and it’s good for him to get it out, probably not here but then again we all learned why Lucy made him act like this in the first place.

If Sandy is understanding, she’s obviously going to ask on this change in attitude, but it could also lead to the worst fight of his life, to which he could lose Sandy in the process, and in the way only blame himself for being that stupid. Honestly he did have fun with Lucy in the old days, but she did become too dependent on him when in reality all this time he longed to be with and spend time with Sandy. To him, her even saying something in a way is getting in the way with that.

tsd July 4, 2012, 3:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #220921

I really hate these comments, so much hate for Mike and so much love for Lucy.

What a terrible world we live in, Lucy gets to ruin Mikes life and everyone is happy about it. There would be no problems at all if Lucy never existed.

Murderer July 4, 2012, 3:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #220922

I second Cavara- the story is amazing. . but it wouldn’t be possible with out your gorgeous art working hand-in glove along side it Taeshi. I haven’t seen any other web comic where the readers are so attached to the characters and story lines that they actually pep-talk the characters. It’s brilliant really. Keep up the good work. You really are an inspiration :)

Hiccupby July 4, 2012, 3:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #220923

*facepalms* Furious Abbey

Okay everyone who wants to give Mike a good set of slaps… Scratch that. Everyone who wants to give Mike a good set of punches put your hand up say Me! *puts hand up* Me!!

Seriously Mike. What in this green earth is your problem? Why you keep insisting in that Lucy wants to ruin your life when she never intended that to begin with? :nope:

Jesus Mike. You really need your head to get revised. You’re a big paranoid :nope:

LPatamon July 4, 2012, 3:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #220924

So Lucy did do something with the phone! This was unexpected. At least Sandy takes it well. :D I like Sandy now! She’s not evil… so far.

Just-a-Lurker July 4, 2012, 3:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #220925

Or… wait a minute… what if… what if Sandy’s lying? CONSPIRACY THEORY ;)

Just-a-Lurker July 4, 2012, 3:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #220926

I wondered when that message would rear it’s head…… And hey, this isn’t *completely* Mike’s fault. Lucy does have a way of being a little unreasonable. Hopefully this will open Mike up to believing Lucy has changed and they can be friends again because of it (And I really hope it won’t affect MikeXSandy because they are adorable together).

Midge July 4, 2012, 3:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #220927

also, while I know Lucy has some issues, Mike went INSANELY over the top.
nothing Lucy ever did was anywhere near that heartless.

furthermore, Lucy seriously didn’t even do much with bad intentions, if she ever did anything with bad/spiteful intentions…..
she was a little rough and she called him names, but that was her way of showing affection.

the reason why Lucy almost never spoke her feelings straight out was also because of something MIKE did——- HE CAUSED IT.
He may not have done it knowingly or on purpose, but he still did it.
from what little we see of Lucy when she was younger, she was actually shyly open to him once upon a time. She admitted her affections and showed them to him clearly.
But then Sandy came along. ( which I have no issue with. )
Mike liked Sandy, and completely forgot about Lucy. He accidentally abandoned her, and when he finally came back, it was only because Sandy moved.
To make matters worse, he then proceeded to pretend she was Sandy for awhile.
I’m sorry…. but are you seriously going to blame Lucy for being so afraid and reluctant? She was afraid he’d abandon her again. She was afraid to let him know how much she cared about him. She was afraid to admit to herself how much she cared about him.
She tried to become tough. It was a defense mechanism.
she still showed her affections to him, but she wasn’t willing to say them straight out because she was afraid.
She also continued to put herself in danger to protect him,
and tried to keep him warm,
and plenty of other crap.

she made it plenty clear that she cared about him.


On Clingy-ness……
she was clingy, she was not possessive and ragingly jealous and obsessive.
there IS a difference.

I like to spend time with my boyfriend, I like to hangout with him as he goes through his day, I just like being around him in general.
but if he asks for space, I give it to him.
If he wants to go out with his guy friends, I let him, and I don’t get paranoid and ask where he’s been. =.=
If he has female friends, I don’t care.
that makes me clingy. not obsessed or possessive or paranoid or controlling.
I just like spending time with him and being around him.
that’s not abusive or unstable. =.=
and yeah, if I thought he was dead, I’d be freaking the hell out too. he’s my bestfriend, what WOULD I do without him? how WOULD I handle knowing that I was never going to get to hear his voice again or hold him in my arms? I really don’t see why that’s irrational.

furthermore, when Lucy realized what her fears were doing to him, she started trying to overcome them for his and their relationship’s sake and say things flat-out.
what did she get? trampled. just like she feared. any time she was out-right nice, he tore her to pieces. and she kept being nice. even though it was hard and scary for her. and even after her fears were confirmed, and even after she knew that her fears would be re-confirmed every single time.

once she realized he didn’t like her “that way” any more, she ACCEPTED IT, and genuinely just tried to be his friend.
she further showed this acceptance and genuineness when she was clearly, truly HAPPY to hear that things were going well for Mike with Sandy.
despite seeing this, he then proceeded to tear her down to new levels,
and summed it all up to making her puke.

even after all that, when she was given the opportunity to try to cause trouble for him, she instead texted Sandy, made mike look like the victim, and told her to do something along the lines of taking care of him and making the visit extra special, because “he was having a rough time”.

and Mike still tries to demonize her.

guys, seriously?
to a certain extent, I could have understood his rage.
It was still wrong.
but he accidentally hurt Lucy, and as a result, Lucy accidentally hurt him,
and then,
MIKE PURPOSEFULLY, DELIBERATELY, TORE HER TO ABSOLUTE SHREDS.
at best, we could say that he was in shock and scared to believe it….
or perhaps, that he was trying to get Lucy to understand, and was being a little overly harsh to do so, because he’d tried nicely, and now he had to be firmer.
but for either or both of those, what he did was INSANELY over the top, WITHOUT A QUESTION.
anyone who thinks that pure, unbridled hatred to that extent is excusable, is obviously heartless. NOTHING excuses that, and NOTHING/NO-ONE is deserving of that.
that’s ridiculous.
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@SHORT-VERSION:
Mike hurt Lucy before Lucy ever hurt Mike.
He didn’t realize he was hurting her right away,
and she didn’t realize she was hurting him right away.
quite frankly, if you wanna talk “being equal”, they were already equal.
that being said, a little bit of confusion/reluctance from Mike at first is okay.
a little firmness in trying to get her to understand that he no longer likes her “that way” is okay.
but this goes over and above either of those.
this is pure, heartless hatred with knowing intent to cause extreme and unneeded pain/suffering that has no purpose and will solve nothing, and that is never okay.


edit: I AM AWARE THAT THESE ARE FAKE CHARACTERS IN A COMIC ABOUT CATS. :’3

anon July 4, 2012, 3:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #220928

@anon

I love you.

You basically said everything I wanted to say but couldn’t. Thank you. xD

Mew July 4, 2012, 3:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #220929

Lucy convincing sandy to make his night extra special is apparently frowned upon in Mikes mind… :/

BlackBombay July 4, 2012, 3:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #220930

Oh my god Michael… are you kidding me?

I could understand it when he rejected Lucy’s confession…
I could understand it when he told her he wasnt’t her babysitter anymore…
I could understand it when he told her he hated her…
:/ and I could put up with the fact he called her a parasite… but this?

To all the people who are mad at her for texting Sandy, think about it: The love of your life (who’s also your best friend) calls you a parasite, tells you that nobody will ever love you, and says they hate you. This hurts so bad, that you’d rather have broken every bone in your body than heard it. All you want to do is be near this person… but you can’t anymore. Instead of saying your final goodbyes face-to-face, you pick up his phone and do what you can to better his relationship. Not to mention this girl is everything you aren’t (gentle, friendly, independent)… the girl you’re insanely jelous of, and yet you do it for him. It’s not the best choice, but you did it because you CARED. How is that unreasonable?

[If it were me, I honestly would’ve broke his phone into a dosen pieces.]

Yes, it’s fine to be mad about that. She TEXTED your GIRLFRIEND. Though “being mad” is an entirely different thing than assuming someone is “trying to ruin your life”. It’s completely absurd to take a good natured statement, and to assume the person is attempting to hurt you. Sandy even made clear the text had been about Mike’s depressed state of mind, and it wasn’t ill concieved.

@GreenDFT, you said that he’s upset because he’s worried Lucy will never leave him alone? Maybe your right, but he did that to himself. He kept her around, and she became more and more dependent on him. Things would’ve been alot easier if he ended it early on so she could’ve learned to be independent. Instead, he kept her around long enough so her whole world revolved around him, then when he was tired, he just pulled away all his love and support. Mike chose to be the victim of Lucy’s bad personality for years, and Lucy had no other alternative than to be alone an unwanted. She couldn’t make that choice, but Mike could’ve. Mike made his own mess, and it’s his job to fix it.

Now he’s being just plain absurd. I think he’s completely lost it. Even Sandy is looking at him weird! You pick up your phone and read a text that says “Please, Sandy, cheer up my friend for me, he’s been down a bit lately… I hope you two are a wonderful couple. - Lucy” and when he hears about it he’s like “Oh yeah, that girl is trying to ruin my life… she’s like… trying to help our relationship. Hurr durr.” Augh. That’s just complete absurdity!

Maybe Sandy can fix Mike’s brain. I’d hate for her to have to put up with two weeks of Mike being all like “Ehh. Lucy. She formulating a consipiracy! Let’s go spy on her with these binoculars I bought! Got to make sure she doesn’t try to be my friend again!”

Well anyway Taeshi… you’re keeping me hooked. Great art, great confused Sandy face in panel ten. LOVE IT. Can’t wait till next update.

Chinatsu July 4, 2012, 3:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #220931

I think my favorite part of this page is the change in Sandy’s expression. She’s so happy and glow-y, basking in the warmth of Maishul’s un-changed-ness - and then the instant Michael breaks down, just - perfect. The very idea that Michael could have such purposefully negative emotions towards another person horrifies Sandy. It is completely foreign to her. And I have a strong inkling that, based upon the flashbacks in December, Sandy finds any sort of ill-begot behavior as violent, and wrong, and is not going to understand why Michael feels this way about Lucy at all, no matter what he says now.

And as horrible as Mike was to her, I gotta say, this is some devious workings on Lucy’s part. The reason Mike’s freaking out is truly a valid one really - he knows better. Honestly, everyone should know better. Yeah, he’s overreacting - and that’s the point. Lucy knew Sandy would mention the text, especially if Lucy identified herself in it. She knew exactly how Mike would respond to finding out. And even if she did genuinely mean the text as a good deed, I’m pretty sure the look on Lucy’s face when she did it was not that of “huh that sucks oh well here I’ll help make their meeting more special” (though she is granted leniency for being emotionally unstable, what with getting well and thoroughly chewed out by her love interest and such). She wanted to be a part of this night somehow. She wanted him to have to think about her. And I frankly love it.

Sooo excited. This chapter is going to be ground-breaking. *eats popcorn*

nyllyn July 4, 2012, 3:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #220932

After all he said to her, she does something nice for him.

Dear lord.

Vizzums July 4, 2012, 3:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #220933

Yay! He’s being a jerk again! I can still hate him! To be honest, although they can all be jerks, I’ve finally gotten over hating them. Kind of. MikeXSandy and PauloXLucy. I wish it were that simple. *heavy sigh*

Caron Driel July 4, 2012, 3:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #220934

Uh-oh, hopefully this reaction doesn’t put any spoils on this meeting. I understand what Mike is thinking in the sense of what just happened; that Lucy texted Sandy as some sort of revenge. Lucy, at least as it seems, had pure intentions, but Mike doesn’t know this. As far as he’s concerned, shes being the “Parasite” that he has known her to be.

Who knows tho? This could be as far as it goes. Sandy may simply snuff out the paranoia with a simple “oh its not big deal”, or Mike may reveal more about Lucy making her look more of a problem. That or he could show a bit more to Sandy about his actions and emotions as of late.

Fenfir July 4, 2012, 4:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #220935

And I was so enjoying things until the drama bomb started whistling down. ~chuckle~

I think i’ll wait to know the content of said text before I take out the knife like everyone else who seems to be so ready to death of a thousand cuts Ceasar Mike.

But yes, I agree that mike ‘may’ be over reacting a bit and may be about to self destruct his relationship out of paranoia ~ but I sooooo hope not. ~prays for mike being able to salvage this~

Lothmar July 4, 2012, 4:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #220936

@Mew
gyoh. I’m so glad it seems to have made sense, thank-you. ^-^;
I know I word things awkwardly sometimes. >.<

@Chinatsu also has a good point.
he encouraged her to be dependent on him.
He led her to believe that he considered her his bestfriend.
He led her to believe that he accepted her, everything about her, and liked her, as well as cared about her.
He never gave her any reason to believe that he was apparently just humoring her and putting up with her out of the so-called “goodness of his ‘heart’ “.

I mean, seriously, who PRETENDS to be your bestfriend for all your childhood and preteen-early teen years out of pity? First of all, that’s conceited as hell.
Second of all, it’s much more heartless than just being honest with them.
I’m still hoping that he just said that out of rage/hate, and that he wasn’t seriously just pretending/humoring all those years…..
but that’s flipping cold dude.

anon July 4, 2012, 4:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #220937

Oh man.. this was so expected XD

eatedurtaco July 4, 2012, 4:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #220938

He’s so obsessed with villianizing her, I hope Sandy will be the one to smack some sanity back into him. She’s quickly rising in the ranks of my favorite characters.

KiwiKoala July 4, 2012, 4:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #220939

There be a shitstorm a brewin’…

Bigfoot July 4, 2012, 4:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #220940

I’m sure we can spin this out in a positive stance. … There’s good reception at the modeling hall.

Shiloh July 4, 2012, 4:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #220941

I flipped out when Lucy’s name appeared.
Great, now Sandy’s gonna think Maishul is crazy…

DrNazus July 4, 2012, 4:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #220942

As far a s i can see Maishul IS crazy, bro! Furious Abbey

Cavara July 4, 2012, 4:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #220943

She was just trying to help you, Mike. :( Lucy would want you to be happy. If she couldn’t be happy, at least she wanted you to be happy. She wasn’t going to bring you down with her.

I hope he actually sees the text. He might realize that she isn’t trying to ruin anything, especially his life. #^_^#

I don’t know why he’s starting to freak. :question: If Sally got a text from Lucy saying that Mike’s been down lately, he should be grateful to her because she was only looking out for him to make sure that they enjoyed each other’s company. I hope this gets cleared up soon. I, at least, want these two as friends again. :)

TigerKitty July 4, 2012, 4:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #220944

hahaha Lucy’s trollin Mike ;)

crazy-cat-lady July 4, 2012, 4:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #220945

Do you hear that sound? It’s the sound of karma falling down on Mike like a ton of bricks, and sweet Jesus it’s glorious. Seriously, it’s high time this ******* got what’s coming to him. I know Lucy has her own issues/demons, but Mike has been a complete dick to her, and this ‘panic attack’ shows just howe much of a paranoid *** he is. So yeah, enjoy getting your just desserts Mikey

kanashe July 4, 2012, 4:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #220946

Looks like Paulo went from Jerk of the year to nicest guy on the block. Mike seems to have taken his place. “Hey, hey Lucy, I’ma let you finish but Sandy’s the one I love and you’re an annoyance”

Jack July 4, 2012, 4:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #220947

still confused :S

NirvaNOX182 July 4, 2012, 5:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #220948

uh oh….here a side sandy not meant to see :P

Flaze July 4, 2012, 5:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #220949

I really hope it ends up that Lucy wasn’t trying to be nice at all. It’s sad how quick people are to jump to “oh Lucy was just trying to be nice by using your phone to text your girlfriend without your knowledge!”

Doing good things in bad ways does not mean it’s okay. I had my best friend’s ex try talking to me to try to get on my friend’s good side again through me. It’s really a manipulative, creepy move.

Ada July 4, 2012, 5:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #220950

Wooooooow way to jump the gun Mike, your so bad at not being awful.

Disnee July 4, 2012, 5:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #220951

Honestly, I think all Mike ever asked was that Lucy would stop butting in to his life. That’s why he’s angry, she never leave him alone.

Udyr July 4, 2012, 5:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #220952

*Jaw drops, eyes go wide.* … Whaaat theee fuuuuuuuh—

I… was not at all, in any way, expecting this— wait a minute!
Mike’s cell phone… That night… She…
Oh my god. Lucy, you crazy-***… You’re a god damn (not-)evil GENIUS! … or a masochist! Whichever!

@Blitkun (below) Naw naw naw. The running gag issat Sandy can never remember Lucy’s name. Daisy? No problem! Sue? Possibly! But LUCY? She needs a bloody TELEPROMPTER ta remember HER name!

Jessica U. Ingmann July 4, 2012, 5:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #220953

10 bucks it wasn’t Lucy, but Daisy.

Blitkun July 4, 2012, 5:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #220954

Lucy should never have touched Mike’s cellphone. If she really lacked the self control, perhaps I could turn a blind eye to her torturing herself by merely reading their loving exchange of texts. There’s really no excuse for actually meddling in someone else’s relationship the way she did though. Especially since the two of them were and are completely happy. If anything, her message is more likely to be a catalyst of disaster for them.

I can’t imagine she sent it with bad intentions. More likely, she was lost in her own misery and sending it made her feel better, as if she had done something selflessly kind for Mike and by doing so proved him wrong about her. I think ultimately it was selfish however, not the generous favor some seem to interpret it as.

Nonetheless, Mike definitely should’ve thought twice before losing his cool in front of Sandy. I hope he calms down before he scares her. She seems like a very innocent and sweet girl with a very high opinion of him.

NtG July 4, 2012, 5:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #220955

Now I have to wait till friday :(

I thought that Sandy was a bit of a crump face from something she said in an earlier chapter, but i find myself warming to her. She quite funny and really nice.

Mike on the other hand i used to love, but i think he’s just been horrible to Lucy lately (i say lately…). Lucy isn’t that bad, yeah she’s a little aggressive in both mouth and fist, but that isn’t anything new, everyone is used to it.

Loving the story anyway 8-D

Furansuka July 4, 2012, 5:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #220956

Personally, i think she didnt do it just purely out of kindness. she knows how mike is and new if he found out he’d overreact, he always overreact’s , so why wouldnt he this time? I think she planned this, i think she planned him to show true colours, his flaws as you will, i think she wants him to freak out and get upset or angry in front of sandy, and absolutely destroy everything they have with a simple outburst.

I personally think lucy has just ****ed mikes relationship up with such subtetly, that i admire it.

cudos.

BCB4ever July 4, 2012, 5:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #220957

First, Sandy seems to be perfectly fine about receiving the message from Lucy, even though she obviously didn’t like Lucy a while back.

Second, yes, Mike is overreacting, but it is kind of ‘justified’. Being bullied-in whatever way-can open up doors for paranoia. Does that mean Lucy or Sandy deserve the blunt end of the stick? No. But still, we can understand why he reacts the way he does.

Third, Sandy deserves to know what’s been going on with him. Relationships are based on open and honest communication between partners. Even if it would have been awkward or he didn’t want to talk about it with Sandy, that’s tough luck. He best be getting used to talking about the hard stuff now, because it doesn’t get any easier as the relationship progresses.

Fourth, I believe Sandy will be like, ‘…uh, I’m sorry you’re upset, but here’s the text’, shows text, hug, move on from conversation while Mike continues to seethe.

Krystique July 4, 2012, 5:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #220958

Oh for Hell’s sake Mike!!!

Lucy tires to do something NICE for you despite how much it hurts her to see you with someone else and you still act like she’s just trying to mess things up for you?!!?

Its almost like your just too STUBBORN to admit that you may of been wrong about her!

Death of Ink July 4, 2012, 5:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #220959

Wah! So many Mike haters!

I know that Mike is being an imbecile (like he is), but is that smart to act like that in front of your kind girlfriend who just gave you a hug, saying that she would make the visit a great one?

Think about it, Mike, she helped you. If I were you, I would be happy.

You know, I don’t hate you, because you’re a main character, and things can change.

WhoCares July 4, 2012, 5:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #220960

A couple things -

1. Mike why the heck do you care right now? chill, enjoy your time with your girlfriend and don’t make this about Lucy. If you truly do not care about Lucy then shut up and get on with it.

2. I’m hoping Sandy now realises Lucy seems a caring girl who isn’t out to hurt Mike and will tell Mike to stop being a little drama queen.

3. I’m surprised a lot of the commenters were actually right this time!

Kit July 4, 2012, 5:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #220961

instead of sabatoting u (hey sandy can’t come) a(hey sandy i’m cheating on u) she’s trying to make u happy. she loves u, even with everything ur doing to her!!!!! Mad Lucy Mad Lucy

RerunGirl July 4, 2012, 5:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #220962

Y’ALL DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT KIDS ARE LIKE. S’HARD MAN.

Dubyah_dee July 4, 2012, 5:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #220963

I think most people need to chill and realise that Mike is an emotional teenager and this sorta stuff happens when you’re an emotional teenager. But it is also true that all he thinks about Lucy now is that she tries to ruin his life with every chance she gets. This is gonna get interesting.

Kirby Boi July 4, 2012, 5:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #220964

Dammit Mike just when I was starting to re-like you again.
So it’s confirmed that Lucy did /text/ Sandy.
Yet Mike is probably assuming that Lucy gave Sandy a hate-text or something.
Honestly man, Lucy is trying to help.

Wr3h July 4, 2012, 5:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #220965

lucy o my goodniss. Mike your such a jerk, even nowing how you treared lucy in december and mad her completely depressing she still went out of her and with all the love she had in her hart she send sandy that sms but as usual you still think she is ruining your life YOU ARE SUCH AN ***. If you manage to scru this up lucy will maybe still be there for you. YOU selfish *******.

robyn July 4, 2012, 6:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #220966

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, BOYS AND GIRLS! It’s time for the MAIN EVENT! Hurry and get to your seats because it’s going to be a doozy!

follarch July 4, 2012, 6:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #220967

…. I can’t believe this really happened. it’s one of the best possibilities that we thought about. for once, some of us predicted what taeshi had in mind.
revelation-page time!

p.s. about thanatos’ first line: *facepalm* he understood nothing. my goodness, he’s hopeless………… and it’s his fault……………….

boh... July 4, 2012, 6:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #220968

Well this can’t be good

Fauxpas July 4, 2012, 6:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #220969

Way to freak out in front of your long distant girlfriend you haven’t seen in years … Not a smart move.

Sandy probably got confused with names and doesn’t know Lucy is the same girl that hurt Mike, or she’s a very forgiving person. Besides, we don’t know exactly what was in that text. Maybe she somehow apologized to Sandy?

All I know about Lucy is: She remembered what Augustus said and acted upon it. Looking out for Mike’s happiness, even if he wouldn’t be with her.

LH July 4, 2012, 6:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #220970

Michael you screwed up boy, you are ruining your own life, you know? How much angst is there in that little head of yours?

I still can’t point what exactly it is that has made me feel so heartbroken about the story lately, but it might be that of all the characters, i had been identifying myself with Michael, and the fact that he has been such a jerk to Lucy hurted a lot.. Mad Lucy

Cavara July 4, 2012, 6:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #220971

Furious Abbey What part of emotional trauma do you people not understand. Mike has it. Lucy caused it. Mike has been traumatized by everything Lucy did. Therefore, his trauma will continue over into everything she does. It’s not a happy situation, but it’s not one Mike can help, and it’s one Lucy is ultimately responsible for. He distrusts her with good reason.

Armadillo July 4, 2012, 6:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #220972

@Sail&Bail
i commend you on your comment, you make a fair point as well as doing a good job at keeping neutral. You’re one of the few people that actually take notice of the character development. Though I’m a fan of Lucy and see this as Mike over-reacting, Lucy wasn’t that smart for doing that either. In all fairness, Lucy was harsh to Mike in the first arks, but Mike was too harsh in his own spite. I know what I talk about because someone who I loved dearly once said the same thing to me as when Mike was telling all those things to Lucy, and in all truthfullness, it hurts like hell. I won’t lie, I attempted suicide after that, but the point is that, while I support your opinion on they’re both wrong, I say that many Lucy haters that say that Mike is justified don’t know the feeling and it’s not completely justified. And to the Mike haters, he doesn’t deserve all those either, though personally I want to rip his heart out through his eye sockets and shove his eyes down his throat so he could watch me rip him apart from the inside out, Mike is in pain as well it might seem. I agree with Sail&Bail, Mike was probably trying to cut Lucy off because he still had feelings for her and it hurts when she’s around. He doesn’t see the damage he’s done to her, but is concered with his own happiness. Yes, it may seem selfish, but most people are the same. Mike was looking out for his own happiness. Yes, it did raze Lucy’s heart, but most people would get the same result even if their way doesn’t seem as harsh.

Again, Taeshi, you’re amazing story keeps bringing more and more emotions from us. Your characters develop nicely and you keep to your story line even with the pressure you take from us(your fans) this story you write is akazing keep up the good work.
あなたはすごいです ☆〜(ゝ。∂)
—The girl that might cosplay Lucy next convention in 都教委

Nekomimi July 4, 2012, 6:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #220973

I’m a somehow still LucyxMike fan but I can’t help but feel concerned about where this is going. I have nothing against Sandy but right now I just wish Mike would stop being such a d*ck to Lucy and assuming that everything she does is to somehow make his life worse :(

Haddi July 4, 2012, 6:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #220974

@Nekomimi
”And to the Mike haters, he doesn’t deserve all those either, though personally I want to rip his heart out through his eye sockets and shove his eyes down his throat so he could watch me rip him apart from the inside out”

Gimme a sec to grab a soda baby, i want to enjoy the show! 8-)

Cavara July 4, 2012, 6:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #220975

I thought things were going well.
Looks like Mike’s too much of a sodding drama queen to ever see the good in Lucy’s intentions. And why on Earth does he keep victimizing himself?! Even Sandy has no issues with Lucy! Come on!

Mike. No respect for thou.

RandomFemme July 4, 2012, 6:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #220976

I don’t so much have a problem with mike being worried.

Though, well, I think he’s clearly overreacting, here.
The fact that Mike’s so suspicious from the get-go, though…. Not like Sandy has other friends in his group. *coughdaisycough*

Additionally: Sandy’s real happy to see him and is doing something not just special, but extra special.
I highly doubt any trauma can excuse reacting like Mike is other than paranoia. Most likely from what he did.

As always, though. Sandy is <3. It’s nice to see Lucy do something nice (again) for Mike… She keeps doing that, even if she’s mean as some people here make her out to be… Mike… Is.. I have no words lef to spare on him anymore. :/

Though I have to applaud nekomimi for being one of the only people to think something like that: “Mike was probably trying to cut Lucy off because he still had feelings for her and it hurts when she’s around.”

starling July 4, 2012, 6:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #220977

Mike you jerk Furious Abbey! I thought he was cool but now he just…a jerk.
Lucy was only trying to help!
…I want to hit Mike with a Nuclear Missle.

Megadude July 4, 2012, 6:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #220978

Mike you stupid stupid little dolt. You couldn’t even keep a straight poker face until you absorbed and listened to what Sandy had to say about it. Have you convinced yourself so much that anything Lucy touches or does just causes rot and decay that you automatically assume the worst whenever you even hear her name mentioned? Or is this how you convinced yourself that you did the right thing in steamrolling all of Lucy’s feelings back in the December arc? This is really revealing of how things are in him, it seems. Lucy did that entire essay for him after that big fight, and has now been purposely avoiding him and tearing herself apart because of it, and the only time you seemed to be unhappy was when her name was mentioned on page 20 of the At Loose Ends arc, blowing up when asked by Sue if you had anything to do with Lucy being missing.

You have been so happy about Sandy coming to town that you haven’t even noticed that Lucy has not been around at all. Now with such a blow up in front of Sandy, you are making it hard to avoid Sandy asking more questions about Lucy. Heh, it even sounds like Sandy was being a bit more grown up about this situation in the first place, as though she did remember some of her conversations with Mike about her, and now might have actually had a little better opinion about her after reading the message she had received from her.

All this, and Lucy was more concerned for your happiness than her own. Now your happy little meeting is going to be ruined by you and you are going to displace your anger about what may happen onto Lucy, even though you are only reaping what you have sowed. I will almost believe that his master plan is not going to work out as expected, as I believe that he’s probably going to be vocal and blow up a bit at Lucy when and if he see’s her, and this jerk streak will be quite publically revealed by his own doing.
And all this because he’s convinced herself that Lucy is some sort of demon meant to torture him, and can’t see any of the good intentions of this parting gift she gave him that could have turned into quite a beautiful thing. I mean, it sounds as though Lucy, through her text message, was meaning to help Mike by saying something that would make sure Sandy would at least make sure they spend some time together rather than be on too much of a rush to go to spend but a few words with him.

Smooth Mike, just smooth. Such a naive little idiot that will find out that his world view is so skewed wrongly. So egocentric and so convinced of Lucy being his nemesis that he cannot see past that, nor keep himself together when even just hearing her name. What does that say for your own personal issues Mike?
On a side note, I soooooo wanna play poker with Mike at the table, If he has such a poker face about things, I could make so much off of him in a BSCB poker night. LOL.

Beautiful twist though! Keep up the great work at keeping us guessing and on the edge of our seats… computer chairs… couches…

For those who think TL;DR – Mike, you Idiot. This will probably not end well, and will probably end up still blaming Lucy for it, even though it’s his own fault. And I so want to play poker with Mike… he has NO poker face LOL.

Glass July 4, 2012, 6:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #220979

Achtung. I really liked Mike in the beginning of this comic. Kind of a White Knight and all that good stuff. Did good things for overall good people. Was the sort of person I’d like to be. Now he’s gone and made me hate him to no end. If he doesn’t redeem himself soon he’ll have gone past the Moral Event Horizon.

Alphieus July 4, 2012, 7:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #220980

So is this Lucy finally giving up on Mike?

Will the message finally make Mike realize that he’s being a bit of a dick to Lucy?

And you know guys, I think he has very right to be worried. You tear someone a new one for whatever reason and you don’t particularly care how they take it and now you just got told that that person used your phone on that same day to text someone close to you.
You know how BAD that actually sounds?

Mem July 4, 2012, 7:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #220981

I suppose it hasn’t crossed his mind that if it’s anything that was going to be bad for either of them, it would have already had that affect. Though it seems likely that it will end poorly one way or another now, unless Mike gets a hold of some additional maturity real soon.

Alphieus; Get a hold of yourself. The Moral Event Horizon is for the likes of people who rape, murder for fun (especially if either of those are directed towards children) and generally play the ‘evil’ thing as far as it can go. Mike is nowhere near that, he’s just being a stupid kid.

MGlBlaze July 4, 2012, 7:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #220982

Bravo Lucy!!!!
Ruin his life!

ema July 4, 2012, 7:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #220983

On second panel it looks like Mike has Sandy’s hair.

ema July 4, 2012, 7:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #220984

OH MY GOD MIKE YOU COMPLETE A-HOLE SHE’S NOT TRYING TO RUIN YOUR LIIIIIIIIIIFE. SHE’S WORRIED ABOUT YOU OTHERWISE WHY’D SHE TELL SANDY THAT YOU’RE DOWN AND ALLLLLL.

Random rant shout over. = |

Also, angst.

Kuro July 4, 2012, 7:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #220985

@Everyone

GUYS! GIRLS! Taeshi wasn’t going to tease us with a SandyXMike relationship for YEARS only to have it blow up in two pages.

(At least I hope, I can’t handle more heartbreak).

Sandy will understand something’s wrong and will try to make it right. Seriously, you honestly think Mike will go ape bananas in front of her?



Well, look at that, I made a prediction.

*Sits back and enjoys as it fails spectacularly*

Ditto July 4, 2012, 7:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #220986

Well for those who cut to the TL;DR let me lay it down for you groovycats all chill and the like: Mike is being self-centered, Lucy did her best, and generally don’t touch other people’s phones.

So, what we know of the situation is that Lucy and Mike had fun, Sandy was coming, Mike yelled at Lucy, Lucy threw up, texted Sandy something with Mike’s phone, deleted the sent message, took her vomit and left.

Mike is being self-centered here. The text was sent to Sandy, and whilst it concerned Mike, it has not distanced his girlfriend, and since then Lucy has avoided social situations with Mike - such as Tess’ party which Lucy had every right to attend or leaving the essay in his locker and not giving it to him in person. Michael here has stated that Lucy is trying to ruin his life, and to be honest, it has very little to do with his life at all. In fact, it comes across as a very strong act of LEAVING his life.

Lucy sent the text from Michael’s phone - a gross violation of privacy - which I assume she cleared from the sent messages or Michael would be somewhat more aware of it. However, her other options for contacting Sandy would have been to memorize Sandy’s number. Doing that allows her to contact Sandy whenever she wants, and in fact, is far more invasive to Mike’s life. By using his phone, she made a single text, a once-off, not-to-be-repeated event.

Whilst we don’t know the content of the text, it isn’t upsetting Sandy. If the text was designed to ruin Mike’s life (I presume his relationship with his girlfriend since sending a text to Sandy could ONLY impact that aspect of his life) it would either have to have a level of emotional subtlety Lucy does NOT possess, or it would worry the hell out of Sandy. Sandy has shown a great deal of concern for Mike’s well-being, as well as clearly relying on him as a constant in her life, ergo, if the text somehow ruins his life or her relationship with him, she would most probably be looking an awful lot less cute, and more worried, angry, so on. As for subtle manipulation? If Lucy had that understanding of emotions, notably Mike’s, she probably would have seen Mike pulling away before Zachie did. Or more likely not been in this situation at all.

So, what does Lucy’s text mean? This is best shown in that it was purely for Sandy’s eyes - further crediting Mike’s ego, it’s about him, but the text is FOR Sandy. Based on the iPhone texting function, Lucy had to actively delete her text for Mike not to know. Lucy is not trying to show Mike how good she is, and she certainly didn’t make an impression on Sandy. Whilst we don’t know the content, it doesn’t worry Sandy, it’s not a saintly-deed for Mike to see, and in fact, it comes across as an unseen parting farewell. It most likely harkens back to the advice from Augustus - that Mike’s happiness is more important than being with him.

Now, I have no doubt a degree of selfishness is on Lucy’s part. She is ducking out of his life, but asking Sandy to cheer him up in some manner. This is closure for Lucy. It allows her to leave him be, but gives her at least a hope he’ll be happy. She is passing her responsibilities as Mike’s friend/quasicrush to Sandy and letting her leave without that on her conscience.

Based on the information revealed by the writer thus far, we can only see Michael as self-centered and unable to notice that Lucy’s actions - whilst imperfect and mildly motivated to give herself some peace - are in his favour and aren’t manipulative. At least not manipulative on the level Lucy can function at. Maybe the hanging out and video games and I’m-so-happy-for-you between Lucy and Mike might have been manipulative (imo, it’s more sad!Lucy taking on board what Augustus said and trying to retain and rebuild her friendship) but this? This is far too indirect.

This is Lucy trying to give Mike what he wants DESPITE her feelings for him.

Unless some major plot twists come out that change things about, Mike should shut his silly face, stop making this about him, and start making it about the girlfriend who wants to make this a visit to remember. You know the one he’s been mooning after for years?

Hush your drama Mike, Sandy is talking.

Zero dollars, two cents July 4, 2012, 7:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #220987

@Zero dollars, two cents

You sir, are my hero. Allow me to send a gift basket.

Ditto July 4, 2012, 7:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #220988

Okay guys here’s what happened: Lucy didn’t send a message to sandy from mike’s phone…
She probably just searched sandy’s number, then texted her using some other phone….

URGH… Goddamit mike there goes the chance for banging to happen. Bro tip: when a girls says she wants to make something special, you don’t question it.

Also, wow 220+ comments in the first 8 hours of posting…
Mike haterz rejoice! More fuel to the flame! But seriously guys, mike’s just being the average friend-abused teen…
He could’ve been much worse considering how much Lucy messed him up.

Pshyzo July 4, 2012, 8:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #220989

Paranoic Mike.

Lycan2 July 4, 2012, 8:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #220990

All the people in the comments who constantly try to damn Mike to hell irk me slightly. I can sympathise with him a bit, as I was stalked- and I mean STALKED- by a very sick and obsessed woman for several years of my life. He may not have put her down in the most elegent way imaginable, but he did far better than I would have under the circumstances, especially considering how long he put up with it.

It does foster a sense of persecution and paranoia after a while, and it can feel like the only way to be rid of them is to forcefully push them away until they stop trying to get close to you.

In summary; Mike quite understandably wants space from the girl who toyed with his emotions in a fairly abusive fashion for much of his life, and it doesn’t make him Super Hitler.

CuckooPops July 4, 2012, 8:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #220991

mike if you are being a total jerk to lucy then why the hell would you be a complete ****** but nice to sandy but i still say :unsure: plus :D forever

gkwpxurnahj July 4, 2012, 8:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #220992

Woah… With the way he’d reacted you’d think Lucy beat him up a lot or something…. Maybe lied too….
Oh wait…
It all makes sense now!

The Guy in the Background July 4, 2012, 8:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #220993

I STILL LIKE YOU MIKE! :D

Jazzie July 4, 2012, 8:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #220994

Oh that’s some serious ******** Mike! She just wants the best for you, your *******! Furious Abbey

Angel July 4, 2012, 8:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #220995

For all you guys saying Mike is an *******, my parents are doing the same thing that Mike and Lucy are doing. I’ll tell you right now that my dad’s no *******, and when some chick latches on to you, and calls your girlfriends, and every conversation is an argument, it’s no fun. I’m sure if mike had 2 kids, she’d be all over them, telling them about how much their father is an *******. In reality, Mike just can’t take it anymore, in much the same way as my father, and he’s trying as desperately as he can to get her off his back, and out of his life.

Mike is not an *******, he’s just emotionally worn. He doesn’t feel anything for her, and she refuses to accept that. Perhaps he’s callous, and perhaps she’s delusional, but I can sympathize with both of their situations, and maybe that’s why I love this comic so damn much.

Mattykins July 4, 2012, 8:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #220996

Oh god…
I redact my theory about the phone XD.

Dang… Didn’t see that ” on your phone” at first glance…

Pshyzo July 4, 2012, 8:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #220997

Completely forgot about the text! Brilliant call back, I love it!

GLeDOS July 4, 2012, 8:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #220998

Ok ….
1. i HOPE to GOD that Lucy isn’t hurt because she’s still feeling down from the previous chapters.
2. Mike, dude calm the hell down. You got a hug form Sandy, thanks to Luce-Lucy and you’re already prepared to loss your mind? Get.It.Together. she did you a FAVOR for once and i swear if you procede to nearest exit, run over the Lucy’s house and flip a **** on her AGAIN, I MIGHT go insane. So no, shes not trying to ruin your life, she helped you. Get yo **** together Green-eyes.
3. Awwww Sandy, sweetie, at least Lucy told you. i dought Mike was ever going to tell you.

what? July 4, 2012, 8:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #220999

Well unfortunately I have to agree with Mike. Yes he is more of a jerk now than he should be but that’s understandable. Mike should tell Sandy about Lucy however. That doesn’t mean that she will hate him for what he did.

Look Lucy bullied Mike for 12 years and I don’t think any one could stand being bullied for that long. Mike was bullied mentally and physically however even through all of this he loved her. But Lucy never really seemed to return those feelings. Did she do things without him knowing yes but he needs to know when she does those things. Now I fast forward to December Mike finally snaps! I mean it took him 12 years and everyone says he was to harsh but I mean 12 years of being bullied. Of course after 12 years he’s going to snap it would happen eventually.

Mike then moved on from Lucy and get back with Sandy. But then when Mike was dating Sandy Lucy finally comes forward to say she loves him. Mike says no now he did this because he’s already dating Sandy and Lucy is a jerk.

And finally think Mike needs to go with whoever makes him happy and right now that’s Sandy maybe in the future it will be Lucy you never know.

mr.awesome July 4, 2012, 8:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #221000

To all the Mike-haters

***k off you guys…

It’s all Lucy’s fault. She had her chance but blew it. Mike had to put up with her abusive behavior for a long time. He made it very clear to her that he couldn’t stand it anymore. An mabye he went a bit to far yet she deserved it.

Yes, he is afraid that she ‘ll ruin everything and it’s understandable right???

Even if the text lucy sended was meant for good, she shouldn’t have done that.

She has to let it go and let mike handle his own business.

So instead of a hundred post of “We hate you mike”, think first, re-read the whole comic, analyse and don’t judge on the last 3-4 chapters…

Mike is a good guy, and he just wants to be at peace… So don’t be like lucy was and leave him alone.

… -_-

Me, myselve and I July 4, 2012, 9:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #221001

Michael not feeling anything for Lucy is a fat lie :/
Before he exploded on her like that he was enjoying a taste of the good ol times with her, and he felt guilty about that!
Maybe that’s why he needed to push her away in a resolutive way, but he went way too far. The jerkity jerk jerk!

Cavara July 4, 2012, 9:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #221002

RUIN!? RUIN!!!!!? YOU DON”T THE MEANING OF THE BLOODY WORD YOU MANGY NO GOOD WORM INFESTED JERKWAD!

Anthonydafox July 4, 2012, 9:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #221003

@Anthonydafox,

Dude, chill out… You’ve got a sticky shift-key or what? Get a fresh soda, take a cool shower, read my post above Cavara’s (and in fact Cavara’s post to ^_^).

And then come back again as a freshned up happy dude kay?

Me, myselve and I July 4, 2012, 9:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #221004

Seems Mikey-boy wants his past and his present to remain as separate as they can possibly be, though the past that he’s tried to break away from is starting to mix into his present.

He’s not a happy kitty.

ravengal July 4, 2012, 9:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #221005

Jeez Mikey, looks like your going to blow this one up big time. :/

Nimbus26 July 4, 2012, 9:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #221006

@Me, myself and I. I have to ask in what idiotic fantasy world do you live in. Mike isn’t a jerk, he’s a complete and utter ***, you need to be this big of a douche. An all you people who try to to justify his behavior, here’s a suggestion: SEEK MENTAL HELP!

Honestly, I don’t care how ‘tortured’ you think he is, this is sheer insanity/paranoia on his part, he is this close to becoming one of those crazies enemies on everycorner

kanashe July 4, 2012, 9:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #221007

You know whats funny? I went through the same crap lucy did not too long ago.. :(

Jaime July 4, 2012, 9:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #221008

@ Nimbus (“…Lucy has to learn that she can not lack respect to her friends like she did to Mike”)

She learned that a long time ago. That’s why she was trying to become a better person. The revelation itself came back in Chapter48, when Paulo told her to try to calm down if she wanted to stay friends with him. Counting only up to December (when things fell apart for her with Mike completely) she’s been working on bettering herself for that purpose for 20 chapters. That’s a pretty damn long time.

Now look, my rude friends. I don’t know how long ago that was timeline was, but I’ll still take the Vegas odds that it’s been a good amount of time. She knew she was wrong, hence why she was trying to fix things herself. And no matter how hard it got for her, no matter how harsh Mike was to her during this time, she never gave up. She was coming close in December, but she even asked Augustus for advice, and he helped get her head back on straight. Now, she tried her best. Sometimes your best is’;t good enough, and that’s life. But don’t you sit there and pretend that she doesn’t understand the importance of treating your friends better than she did. Pull your heads out of the damn sand.

McNameless July 4, 2012, 9:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #221009

@Me, myselve and I

I really hope no one you care about never crosses you badly. To honestly defend Mike at this point, is demonstrating that if someone wronged you, even if they KNEW THEY WERE WRONG and spent a considerable amount of time trying to apologize and make things better, it would never be good enough. Some things are more important than feeding a grudge. Someday, when you’re a big boy or girl, you’ll understand that too.

Shining Mind July 4, 2012, 9:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #221010

@kanashe

Okay, so explain to me then, What am I missing? Is there something I don’t see? Enlighten me…

But let me sum things op:

-Mike meets lucy;
-They become friends, and even competitors
-Lucy is quite abusive, yet mike stay’s her friend
-He helps, even saves her several times
-He even falls in love with her!! That’s nice right? So there was a chance, finally Mike and Lucy, in love yess… BUT but but but, oh, no then again not… Lucy didn’t want it, she just coldy shows him the door…
Mike was hartbroken…
-Even after al this, the frienship went on, sometimes cooler, sometimes hartwarming.
-Lucy stay’s abusive…

Then on a certain moment mike had enough… He bursted out to her, he spoke his mind…. Okay, he lost controle there for a minute, but after all he has gone through… She stepped on his hart….

Now that she know’s it’s over, she tries to crawl back… poor poor Lucy…
Everyone is like; o noes,… poor little thing, what has Mike done to you… Oh my, it’s so sad…

Hmmmmmmmzzzz,….

So again, tell me what I’m missing….

Me, myselve and I July 4, 2012, 9:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #221011

…Y’know, I never liked Mike. Not even from the start. This sorta reenforces that hate/dislike.
Sandy looks almost offended in panel 10. She almost looks like “Dude, wtf?”

JakeStartledTheWitch July 4, 2012, 9:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #221012

@Me, myselve and I

I’ll field that one. You’re missing the 20 chapters she spent trying to
a) apologize
b) be a better friend
c) be happy for Mike regardless of how it made her feel
d) support Mike’s relationship with Sandy by performing C

Here, to prove I’m not lying it begins in Chapter 48. Read on from there. Have fun!

Shining Mind July 4, 2012, 9:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #221013

Mike, you used to be my favorite character up until this point.

Impel Dragon July 4, 2012, 9:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #221014

Lol In the last panel Michael looks more like a mouse than a cat to me XD… this brings something to my mind, that is .. i think i’ve never seen a mouse in BCB? Ain’t it a little unusual in a comic about cats?
Nothing to complain actually, but i’d love to hear a word from Taeshi about that.

Cavara July 4, 2012, 9:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #221015

What life?

Next in Mike life. Lucy makes him a cake, the horror!!!

FAKE July 4, 2012, 9:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #221016

@ kanashe
everyone has the right to see this drama from a different point of view
there is no need to seek for mental help if they dont think like you.
Be a little more mature with your words.

And that goes for all the Mike-Lucy haters, they are both gulty of what is happening, lucy for being abusive and mike for being arrogant and paranoic.(more paranoic than arrogant i think).

Chileanguy July 4, 2012, 9:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #221017

WOO! FINALLY!
Less romance more drama! I like this.
And also, like everyone else said.. GOOD LORD, MIKE, LUCE DIDN’T TRY TO RUIN YOUR LIFE. If she did, she would’ve written a text, pretending to be you, which ruins your and Sandy’s life.
And I doubt Sandy would have such a happy-go-lucky face expression if the text was bad. Gosh, I hope Sandy gets to know how Mike treated Luce so that she can beat some senses into that arrogant mind of his.

Yumikarp July 4, 2012, 9:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #221018

Oh MY god Mike. This is such total *******ery. I’m serious. Jumping to conclusions, acting like a crazy catling. Seriously now? She hasn’t bothered you and you just say something like “Dear LORD why is she trying to ruin my life?”

If you hadn’t noticed, Sandy seems pretty fine mentioning Lucy’s name unlike before =_________=

AngryBird July 4, 2012, 10:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #221019

Are you serious Mike? You think Lucy was nothing but all a misrable part of your life. She may have been the jerk throughout the years, but still there are times when she did things to help you. When you were drunk of liquor chocolates she defended you and your friends from thugs. She got medics for you when you broke something. She gotten soft on you and apologized (sort of) for all the things she said about you. She would keep her distance for you when you have your moments with Sandy. You are quite oblivious of all the nice things she has done to you. You have been a selfish jerk and you can be angry at all those bad moments with her as much as you want, but does it give you the right to think she is your enemy, NO, it does not. Now all I have left is the facial expression of the “Are you serious” face.

(I’ve seen pictures get uploaded in the comments and I’m wondering how that’s possible and if its possible now to do it.)

Starkeyblade July 4, 2012, 10:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #221020

So much for being a nice little douche for a change.

TheX400096 July 4, 2012, 10:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #221021

Now Mike probably going to mess things up with Sandy over his reaction to Lucy or something.

Sandy will get a glimpse of how Mike is to Lucy and like most of us won’t like what she sees.

Cherry July 4, 2012, 10:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #221022

@Shining Mind

I went over the chapters starting with 48 like you said. And what I got from it was this:

-Indeed she tried to be nicer to Mike and even opened up. She told him that she loved him. It was very hard for her to do this, so she got my respect.
-When Mike then replied that his feelings for her were gone (he stayed calm and tried not to offend her!), at first she took it quite good.
-Afterwards it degraded and under pressure of their friends she quite blew it again, by at a certain point calling him an insensitive jerk.
-She made him feel like he needed her. And he countered that by telling her he wasn’t going to baby-sit her any longer… At certain points she tried to give him his distance indeed, yet she mostly wanted him to be her best friend again, not realizing it wasn’t going to happen anymore.
-There were some good moments indeed like when she made those wierd faces and they had a good laugh, the halloween chapter until the point where it went wrong indefinatly, they played games and had fun. But when sandy texted Mike, lucy pushed Mike again in a corner, demanding to know everything, not accepting the fact that he didn’t felt obliged to have to tell his whole life to her.
-He asked her to leave, but she couldn’t accept it and made a big deal out of it. And then again we come to that famous moment when Mike exploded. And now here we are again….

Yes she:

a) tried to be a better person
b) was still to clingy
c) thought she was the one Mike needed all the him
d) couldn’t (and still could not) accept the fact Mike just doesn’t want to be with her anymore….

Even if she wants the best for him (and I believe her and you all. ^_^) she just has to leave him alone and not to interfere in his business. And I don’t mean this in a bad way. It just would be for the best, for both of them.

Me, myselve and I July 4, 2012, 10:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #221023

Uh oh… D:> Maybe…Sandy can realize how cool Lucy can be at least…?

Lolly July 4, 2012, 10:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #221025

O.O

Please, Sandy, make us a favor, you’re the only one that he will hear, after all, put some sense on this air head.

Mil Faces July 4, 2012, 10:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #221026

Ha, I’m gonna laugh if this goes exactly how my friend and I called it.

Mai July 4, 2012, 10:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #221027

With so much Drama, I can imagine any Psychologist trying to help these guys go insane!

WriterX July 4, 2012, 10:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #221028

Yes Mike…Lucy TOTALLY ruined your day. Sandy is being super affectionate so Lucy is clearly trying to ruin your life.

Ok this irritate me a bit…but I suppose he hasn’t had enough time away from Lucy to actually get over the harsh feelings so maybe even the fact that Lucy contacted Sandy seems like a personal attack to Mike. Hopefully Sandy can help sort this situation…she seems kind hearted enough to do so.

Iris July 4, 2012, 10:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #221029

Wait a minute—I’m confused. Please think back to the earlier chapters for a minute guys… Back before we really got to know Sandy there was a part when Mike was always calling with some story of how Lucy beat him up that day, and it was SANDY that overreacted and begged him through tears to stop seeing this “Lucy” girl because she couldn’t bare the thought of him being hurt.

Okay, see that everyone? Now we reach THIS scene: Sandy texting the one person she had actually resented for beating her boyfriend for a while out of the blue? I-I…. I just don’t know guys. Maybe, and JUST maybe, it’s not Lucy? Perhaps she’s just getting names mixed up right now and it was another girl? I’m so confused…. Can someone please what’s going on without going cap-lock crazy, going on a Marshal rant, and in a nice manner…?

Boo July 4, 2012, 11:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #221030

MIKE YOU LITTLE**** SHE WAS ****ING TRYING TO HELP YOU **** YOU MIKE **** YOU

... July 4, 2012, 11:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #221031

Okay wow. Now this is what I call karma. I think Sandy see a bit of Mike’s real side now, the “I’m a complete donkey,” side. Seriously after saying that thing in the last panel I doubt Sandy would let that slide. I mean Sandy’s mind might be like,” Thanks to Lucy I got a chance to cheer up Mike,” Then after he says that,” What? She’s not ruining his life, she helped me help Mike. This is how he repays someone for trying to help. What a Jerk, I should break up with him.”

Alkaizer87 July 4, 2012, 11:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #221032

@Boo

Maybe Mike imagined that he was telling all of this to Sandy? I am under the impression that he is suffering from *something*.

WriterX July 4, 2012, 11:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #221033

To be honest, at this point to Mike, it doesn’t matter what was said or done, the name “Lucy” is just a terrible buzzword. Likely soon as he heard Sandy confirm it was her, all he could focus on was the name and the possibility she mentioned MORE than him having a hard time.

Lets not forget, right now Mike thinks the WORST of Lucy, most of what he thinks is greatly exaggerated, even if theres some truth in his claims from December. When you dislike someone, it’s very easy to assume anything they do in relation to you is going to be bad.

Also it is a little lousy to use someone’s phone without permission, showing Lucy still isn’t really respecting Mike’s property, regardless what she used it for. It’s big of her to effectively concede to Sandy, by passing the torch as it were though.

Though to Mike, he might think Lucy did it knowing it would trigger this reaction in him, and cause him to ruin the first meetup, by making him switch to Angry!Mike. It’ll be interesting to see how Sandy reacts to this sudden trigger of distress.

Jennytablina July 4, 2012, 11:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #221034

@boo: Or she forgot Lucy was the name of the girl “beating” her boyfriend.

Iris July 4, 2012, 11:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #221035

@Iris

You think so..?

Boo July 4, 2012, 11:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #221036

I feel like Mike is going to ruin this relationship himself and then blame Lucy for it even though she probably didnt even mean any harm with the message

MrMan July 4, 2012, 11:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #221037

@Pshyzo Sandy specifically says that she texted from Mike’s phone number.

Chinatsu July 4, 2012, 11:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #221038

@boo: yeah sure. It’s possible. I mean some people might truly remember the name of someone who effects their loved ones…others may just block it out because the memory is unpleasant.

Iris July 4, 2012, 11:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #221040

Mike she isnt trying to ruinyour life if she was she would have told off sandy and say you were braking up with her but she didnt she just told her thay you were down and needed to be cheered up if anything she was being the nicest she has been to you recently and now you have decided to makeher out to be a bitch instead of making your time with sandy special. You will finally get what you deserve you dbag.

Tae after all the stuff that has happened it looks like mike and lucy can never be together so how about some 8-) <3 Mad Lucy <3 :O

DinR July 4, 2012, 11:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #221041

Who ever said on monday that she was texting Lucy also Matthew who said it was right

Kyleel July 4, 2012, 11:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #221042

*facepalm* I seriously hope Sandy dumps his *** and leaves Michael spiralling into a deep depression. Truthfully, it’s what he deserves. Man, after all he dd to Lucy, she still told Sandy to make the day great.

Dramaaaaaaa

Amaris July 4, 2012, 11:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #221043

WHAT THE FUDGE MIKE!?!? YOU PEICE OF FOX-DUNG!!! SHE WAS TRYING TO FLIPPING HELP YOU!!!!!!

That counts as hurting Lucy soooo….-pulls out knife and unseathes claws- >:33


DIE MIKE DIE YOU FROGGING A**!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nightbolt July 4, 2012, 11:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #221044

oh i know :)
but mike, why?

BcBfan174 July 4, 2012, 12:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #221045

When I saw this my reaction was ”OOHH!!! Go Lucy. I WUF YOU TAESHI!!”

Wolftail July 4, 2012, 12:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #221046

I’m almost hoping mike comes to some sort of epiphany and realizes he’s made mistakes but with the way the story’s going he may end up losing everything first…

kytan July 4, 2012, 12:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #221047

-face palm- Mike…Lucy is and was stepping aside for you, ON! the day you ripped her heart out and told her how much hate you have for her. Even told or threat her with the dream of you leaving and all “your”? friends will fallow in line…I think lucy is so much bigger then anyone else.


Mike….Its called Loyalty,Love,Trust,& Respect. Thats what lucy is and always has been in her own specail way.


don’t care anymore. I hope this > :Dx :unsure:

BREAKS FAST,AND NOW….. Mad Lucy

Sachan July 4, 2012, 12:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #221048

Mike should die in a fire.

Zephyrion July 4, 2012, 12:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #221049

I can’t explain what I feel now.

I think that Mike and Sandy deserve to be together, but Mike is a bit insensitive with Lucy. She’s a bit mean, but she can’t express her feelings easily.

Lucy is nice but needs to treat better to Mike, Sandy is really nice, and Mike is a nice guy too, but his hatred to Lucy is becoming him into a monster.

Sorry if my english is bad, I need to improve more :D

Mikanime July 4, 2012, 12:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #221050

@Me, myselve and I
I think your points are valid but what I think almost everyone is trying to get as is that Mike has gone too right now and in the previous chapters. When you look back on it, Lucy has done stuff for Mike and tried to be a good friend. I say with upmost respect.

On another note, the art in this comic is amazing! The story getting a good helping of drama! Anyone wants another helping? :3

Aly July 4, 2012, 12:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #221051

Aaaahahahaha, oh Mike, you stupid, stupid piece of filth. You officially suck all of the phaluses.

Ark July 4, 2012, 12:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #221052

My friend saw this page and she said, ” yes! Ruin that piece of crap he calls a life!” XD

Kai the koi July 4, 2012, 12:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #221053

*grins evilly and creeps up on Mike, claws shining and knife in my jaws.*

@kytan
His brain is corrupted. He wont realise anything untill he serves 100 years in jail.

Nightbolt July 4, 2012, 12:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #221054

*grins evilly and creeps up on Mike, claws shining and knife in my jaws.*

@kytan
His brain is corrupted. He wont realise anything untill he serves 100 years in jail.

Nightbolt July 4, 2012, 12:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #221055

Oops. Sorry for double commenting.

Nightbolt July 4, 2012, 12:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #221056

Okay, I wasn’t exactly surprised she was texting Lucy. I actually think Sandy and Lucy could get along well. But I’m really annoyed at how Mike freaks out at the mentioning of Lucy.. It’s really not that big a deal but he won’t just let it go. Sandy is trying to help Mike feel better because she’s concerned, and maybe Lucy is too, but I think if Mike’s life is going to be ruined, it will be his fault for overreacting, not Lucy’s.

Marzi July 4, 2012, 12:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #221057

Panel 10 reminds me of GLaDOS.

Kai the koi July 4, 2012, 12:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #221058

Mike, you don’t have one.

Some guy July 4, 2012, 12:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #221059

Quite honestly I’m going to die if after everything he’s put her through, Lucy STILL wants him to be happy and have a good life. I really am going to die if she has tried so hard and pushed so far in her life just for him to be happy, with or without her in his life. That will just go to show how much she cares for him, whether he believes it or not.

Lucy, I will forever love you.

Felix Rodriguez July 4, 2012, 12:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #221060

Sandy for the love of GOD set him straight!! He apparently can’t see that she’s trying to HELP him!

asimplefangirl July 4, 2012, 12:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #221061

Wow Tae. You threw me, I really did NOT think that she had sent her a text at that time.

And Mike! You let your simmering anger morph into an irrational hatred, and now that you see (as much as you can through your rage-shades) that Lucy is a DECENT BEING despite her shortcomings, you are going to overreact and alienate the more neutral parties around you.

It’s funny, you used to gripe about how you had to babysit Lucy all the time, but with your ridiculous grudge of abhorrence while she tries to move forward, aren’t you being more of a child? Sandy darling how will you react? (Does she still dislike Lucy now?) >:3

Shi-chan July 4, 2012, 12:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #221062

Oh just wait until she shows him the message, he’ll realize soon enough. Silly Mike…

Sierra July 4, 2012, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #221063

@Me, myselve and I
Okay, i see where you’re getting at, but there are also a few problems i spot. First off, you only say that Mike saved Lucy, tell me again who stepped up against that bar cat those log chapters back? If i remember correctely, Lucy also tried to save Mike there. Ohh and what about that flash back episode that explained Lucy’s fear of swimming? Didn’t she dive in herself to try to save him even if she couldn’t swim?

Now, I know this is your opinion but I also want to give Lucy a chance here. In your first post, you made her seem like she was completely in the wrong. Yes, her actions weren’t all nice, but some of her actions were also very caring of her. Yes, you seemed to specify in your later post that she was better now, but she was still very wrong and Mike was right to say that to her. Granted she didn’t have the right to send that text message, but what would a confused, emotionally broken teen do? She sure as hell couldn’t think straight. Also, another thing, did Lucy really hurt Mike in a bad enough way to deserve it? In the past chapters, all I saw was her playing roughly, but never enough to do real damage. That kind of damage that Mike did can leave an emotional scar. One that can take up to years to heal. Mike basically told her that she would be alone and that people only like her because of her looks, to top it off, he says he was only putting up with her for the last how many years? You don’t put up with someone for that long and pretend you’re their friend without giving any hints of actually go as far as to say you hate them. Lucy opened up her heart and Mike drove a lance into it. Period. That’s cruel no matter how you look at it.

To sum it up:
•Lucy was wrong for what she did through-out the years including sending that text.
•Mike is being soul-less and cold hearted towards Lucy and basically shattered any hope and happiness she seemed to have, not to mention simply over-reacting and villainizing her.
•Both parties are at fault and people should stop hating on them, but if they must voice their opinion, keep it to an ACCEPTABLE level.
•Haters should stop hating the haters(what the heck O-o) because they’re just voicing their own opinions.
•These cats are too much like humans that it both amazes and creeps me out.

★~The random girl that comments~★

Nekomimi July 4, 2012, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #221064

Jesus CHRIST, Mike, she was just trying to HELP you. You seriously need to get your priorities in check before I slap you. Furious Abbey

Lizzie July 4, 2012, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #221065

Yes, Mike, let the hate flow through you!

LSD_Mtl July 4, 2012, 1:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #221066

Yay, more drama coming soon.

LazyDiamonds July 4, 2012, 1:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #221067

@Nekomimi

Thank you for that nice analasys. And I’m glad you share my opinion on the fact that people should stop hating the characters. (at least they should learn to not abuse their shift key. ^_^)

I can go with your opinion too. The mental scar that can be left by such events should indeed not to be underestimated. You putted it very correctly when you said he took away Lucy’s hope, and when he talked about how everyone just was with her for her looks etc…

The cases you pointed out of the older chapters are indeed correct.

For now we can only hope that things will come at ease altough I’m abit afraid what is going to happen now…

Lucy surely has the rest of the gang to fall back on so that’s that. Yet Mike has to get over some stuff. First of all he has to get rid of that paranoia… I hope it doesn’t escalate any further because I forsee a fight with Sandy coming as she (altough she at first didn’t like Lucy) will try to minimalise the things lucy did.

This chapter isn’t the end of this for sure…

*fantasymode: ON
I want to save Mike if I could, I just want to jump in to this world go to him explain to him everything, let him relax, chill out, get his mind back on track… But I’m here, behind my screen, in a little messed up stupid country (Belgium) writing comments in English (altough I speak Dutch-Flemish)…
Oh well,…
*fantasymode: OFF

Let’s see what follows shall we? ^_^

Me, myselve and I July 4, 2012, 1:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #221068

HAHAHAHA I knew something like this would happen, oh god Mike you’re an idiot man, bad things are definitely going to happen though

TheNextGenCritic July 4, 2012, 1:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #221069

Mike you insufferable ***, even during your confrontation with Lucy, she just wanted you to be happy! I kind of understand that you wanted to separate yourself from Lucy, but you’re just so harsh! She’s trying to be nice, not ruining your life! her message to sandy was explaining that you were upset, not telling her what a horrible person you are!

Gosh, I can tell already that **** will hit the fan when he flips at Lucy again, which he undoubtedly will. Sandy may even stick up for lucy, along with the rest of the gang if he hurts her again.

iluvsushi July 4, 2012, 1:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #221070

Well, there goes my prediction. Lucy is not Sandy’s mother…though who knows, really… :x

Geist July 4, 2012, 1:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #221071

@Hiccupby

Your theory has merit, unfortunately this page ( http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c15/p7.html ) effectively voids it. However, this could just mean that a real “Sandy” existed at some point.

Spiritwolf15 July 4, 2012, 1:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #221073

Annnndddd THERE it is! Screw you Mike. You definitely give true meaning to the word “Jerkface”.

Name not found July 4, 2012, 1:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #221075

Im really excited for the next page! =D I think Sandy’s reaction can range from either getting mad at Mike or accepting whatever Mike says and making judgmental statement about Lucy. Whichever it is it’ll definitely show us a different side of Sandy and we’ll probably finally get a true peek at her personality. =)

Verito July 4, 2012, 1:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #221077

@Franz
Well, first off, I don’t remember a broken knee, can you point me to the chapter? I only remember a broken leg which he got from tripping over a turtle, hardly Lucy’s fault. Second, a bloody nose can still be counted as “playing rough” as you can have a bloody nose without breaking it.

@Me, myselve and I
I’m glad you agree and yes, let’s see what interesting drama taeshi has in store for us ☆〜(ゝ。∂)

@Shi-chan
Sorry I just saw your comment now and all i have to say is: I KNOW RIGHT?!?! ☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆

@Verito
We all are veri, we all are…then again we’re always excited for the next page.

—Lucy fan-girl that’s trying to be neutral (⌒▽⌒)

Nekomimi July 4, 2012, 2:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #221078

@Franz
Well, first off, I don’t remember a broken knee, can you point me to the chapter? I only remember a broken leg which he got from tripping over a turtle, hardly Lucy’s fault. Second, a bloody nose can still be counted as “playing rough” as you can have a bloody nose without breaking it.

@Me, myselve and I
I’m glad you agree and yes, let’s see what interesting drama taeshi has in store for us ☆〜(ゝ。∂)

@Shi-chan
Sorry I just saw your comment now and all i have to say is: I KNOW RIGHT?!?! ☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆

@Verito
We all are veri, we all are…then again we’re always excited for the next page.

—Lucy fan-girl that’s trying to be neutral (⌒▽⌒)

Nekomimi July 4, 2012, 2:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #221079

Here comes the twist…

Officer R July 4, 2012, 2:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #221080

gah fail itouch is fail, tapped post button twice…
sorry x-x
ごめん浅い ごめん浅い 。・°°・(>_<)・°°・。

Nekomimi July 4, 2012, 2:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #221082

Maishul, shes trying too make you HAPPY dumb ***

miki July 4, 2012, 2:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #221083

First thing: Mike you’re an ***. Not only is this not the time to be freaking out over something Lucy did, but the fact that she was trying to help you with your relationship with Sandy shows that she is not trying to ruin your life.
Secondly: Lucy, ya really shouldnt have touched his phone even though it was through good intentions, sweetheart.
Lastly: Sandy, how u gonna deal with this? I have no opinions on your character yet so the upcoming events should be very revealing.

Oh and great job on the comic Taeshi. I love waching your artwork progress through different styles and all the great background and intricate personalities of all your characters. Keep it up! ^-^

Tia July 4, 2012, 2:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #221084

*first pages* oh, loook! mike is not being a *******!
*then* meh, he is kinda cool
*a wild sandy appears* oh my god, mike looks so kind now…maybe I was wrong in hating him…

*now* Dear mike, I hope you die slowly and painfully, or spend 3~5 chapters paying for yours sins, ignorance, assholeness, retardness, cocksuckingness, and etc…

with hate, all your haters

Boddish July 4, 2012, 2:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #221085

@Chinatsu Its his fault that Lucy’s obsessed with him? How was he supposed to know when he first met her that she was emotionally unstable? How is it his fault that she’s dependent on him? How could he have predicted all of this and prevented it early on? He didn’t realize Lucy was abusive and unstable because he’s a kid. He didn’t even realize their relationship was that unhealthy until Sandy pointed it out. Lucy can be more than alone and unwanted, she has friends who support her but she refuses to reach out to them. And like I said, he’s panicking, he’s not thinking straight. Sure Lucy’s message was probably benevolent, but he’s too overwhelmed with fear right now to consider that. All he’s thinking is “I can’t get rid of her, she’ll never leave me alone” . He will calm down in a page or two.

GreenDFT July 4, 2012, 2:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #221086

How? Just HOW is that “ruining his life”? Lucy tries to do something nice and maybe let his “girlfriend” ( :/ sorry but I dont see how only ever communicating via text is a relationship) know that he’s feeling down and she could maybe do something extra to cheer him up and he blows this WAY out of proportion. Typical Mike I suppose. It’s all self self self with him lately.

LOVING the plot though XD can’t wait to see how this all pans out.

JJ July 4, 2012, 2:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #221087

@GreenDFT
I see your point, but as a kid, when you have a not wanted friendship, you just let it go, but mike keep talking to Lucy, and after Sandy went away, he just started talking to Lucy again, so I could say it was Mutual dependence.Also, he just saw his relationship with Lucy was messed up because Sandy virtually controls him, he would do anything she said, I am not sure if he would do it now too, because after this contact i felt him a little more confident…

I am don’t think he will calm down in 2 pages or 3… everyone remember what happened at december….

remember this all is IMO

Boddish July 4, 2012, 3:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #221089

@Boddish In the third grade, Mike never showed any sign of wanting to break off his friendship with Lucy. He just didn’t have the time for her since he was with Sandy. I don’t know where Sandy got this rep as a evil, controlling girlfriend when she clearly isn’t. Sandy just wanted to make sure Mike was ok, she never told him to break it off with Lucy. She just didn’t want to hear about him being abused by a “friend” anymore. And I’m just saying Mike will calm down a little in order to read Lucy’s message.

GreenDFT July 4, 2012, 3:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #221090

I know Lucy was trying to help mike a little, despite his lack of feelings for her, but..
Gosh, Lucy. You’re such a drama queen. That text you sent.. was more for you, than anyone else. On some level, it was some kind of closure for you.

Comatose July 4, 2012, 3:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #221091

lol wat seriously?

Stef July 4, 2012, 3:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #221092

Well, I think we all knew that happiness wasn’t going to last very long.

I love ya, Mike, but you’re just overreacting right now.

Ziggy July 4, 2012, 3:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #221093

@Iris

Huh, I never looked at it like that… Interesting!

Boo July 4, 2012, 4:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #221094

*inhales*WHATTTGHEHECKMIKESHEISNOTRUININGYOURLIFE! !!!!!!!!!!!!!okay. I’m better

Gomu July 4, 2012, 4:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #221095

I want Sandy and Lucy to become friends. Mike can continue down his path of crazy and still date Sandy, but I would like it if Sandy began to be best friends with Lucy and talked to Daisy again.

taNi July 4, 2012, 4:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #221096

(Happy 4th peoples!) I KNEW IT. I KNEW IT HAD TO DO WITH Mad Lucy

Hashi July 4, 2012, 4:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #221097

Am I the only person who still likes Mike? :x

Flippy July 4, 2012, 4:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #221098

Honestly, everyone. All these comments saying “OMG MIKE YOU *** Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey” and “OMG I HATE MIKE!!!1!!1!!!One1one LUCY’S ALL SAD AND STUFF ;_;” should stop. Yes, Lucy is upset because she confessed to Mike and he rejected her because of her admittedly mean actions and because he has Sandy, but it isn’t his fault. So, unless you guys have some other reason for hating Mike, please get over hating him just for rejecting Lucy. :/ Besides that, I hope Sandy shows Mike that text and he realizes Lucy was trying to make it up to him through sending her a nice text saying that he was being sad lately. Even though it was wrong of her to text her using his phone without his permission.

Licia July 4, 2012, 4:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #221099

It’s funny because the people who keep trying to twist Lucy’s intentions never try to twist Mike’s intentions, and half of them are still trying to stick their heads in the sand and say that his extreme hatred is okay.



@Licia
there is a serious difference between rejecting someone, and blatantly, knowingly, trying to tear them to pieces.
that was not “just rejection”.

also, the long post by @Anonymous already covers all my feelings.
Mike’s treatment of Lucy is NOT okay, and he is being an ***.
that doesn’t make him the devil’s spawn, and I have nothing against him dating Sandy,
but the extreme he took things to in his treatment to Lucy was not okay.

ugh. July 4, 2012, 4:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #221100

Oh Mike, you so freakin’ naive! But if Lucy is doing anything she’s helping you. Why would she be ruining your life if you meant the world to her? And Lucy was right you are a Jerkface.

SUNwolf July 4, 2012, 5:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #221101

MIKE U BOB SAGER!!!

IrishKat July 4, 2012, 5:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #221102

XD Ohh man look at the look on Sandy’s face. Mike for Lucy’s freaking sake. Calm down! Lucy has a life too and lots of friends don’t act like she has dedicated herself to you. She is trying her best to let you be happy on your own with Sandy. Sorry you selfish jerk but she ain’t yours and she is still her own person. Poor Lucy even when she doesn’t talk to him like he wanted he still blames all his own problems on her. Mad Lucy

reader July 4, 2012, 5:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #221103

ZOMGoodness! mike is being ridiculous.

DB July 4, 2012, 5:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #221104

Oh, I can’t wait to see the comments!

paulosawesome July 4, 2012, 5:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #221105

Mike - Guilty, overly emotional teen

That’s all to it, lol.
Lucy-haters and Mike-haters hopefully can come to that agreement since both sides seem to have short-term memory loss for specific things…

Or maybe I’m a little too passive about things?

I don’t see the “extremely horrible and obsessive bully” that Lucy-haters seem to see nor so I really see the “demonic hell-driven dude” that Mike-haters see. Sure I hate him now for what he has done to Lucy and still don’t believe that it can be justified in anyways… No matter how many people are attempting to find some sort of way to make it excusable.

Or why there is any reason other that supreme guilt that is making him that way. It has been a long while since Lucy has really associated with Mike other than December and that was mostly Mike’s fault that they were stuck together in the first place, lol. >3>;

And sure Lucy lost her chance with Mike when he confessed his love to her but I would be a little iffy too if the boy I liked suddenly loved me when he ignored her for so long with another girl. Honestly, I’d be a little afraid myself. <3<;

For some reason, it almost feels like Mike and Lucy used each other in a way. One needed companionship and someone to lean on while the other simply needed a replacement for a girl he lost. Why not settle for the next best thing? Her clone without the hair, lol.


Sandy, you girl, put some sense into that boi, please?

Mew July 4, 2012, 6:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #221106

Oh look. Mike’s back to being a jerkface :smirk:

Lynnthoria July 4, 2012, 6:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #221107

I STILL LIKE MIKE AHAHAHAHA /brick’d

vence July 4, 2012, 6:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #221108

@Franz
Sandy may nit be the brightest, but she certainky isn’t shallow. I have a “blonde” friend who everyone adores because she’s kind to everyone. If anything, it’s this slowness that charecterizes Sandy as kind and open minded. Do you see how she has held a neautral and objective stance in Mike’s friends? It was probably intended for her to be a little absentminded for the sake of providing the less considered perspective on a situation.
Note the unconsidered abuse by Lucy towards Mike and the now good intention as to “life ruining” action by Lucy for Mike. Sandy has both times served as a eye opener of sorts for Mike, all because she’s a little dull.
It was evident in her grades too.

sribbleinc July 4, 2012, 6:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #221109

even though i like you mike, right now you are actually being an a**hole, she told that you were sad and you react as if she had just killed your entire family, jerk!

anonymus July 4, 2012, 6:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #221110

Sigh… is anybody else getting really ****ing tired with Mike and his angsty “OH MY GOD LUCY IS THE MOST HORRIBLE PERSON EVER OMG I HATE HER SHE SUCKS SHE RUINS MY LIFE” etc. Up to this page this chapter was going fantastic. I think we had quite enough of Mike’s nonsensical ******** during chapter 68, didn’t we? At this point, it really doesn’t even make sense why he acts like this- unless Mike’s mentally ill or something- so it’s getting really irritating.

Taeshi, 99% of the comic is fantastic. Please get past this Mikeangst arc :( Have him and Lucy make up, or have him turn out to be crazy, or *something.* The drama between the two of them used to be riveting, believable, and almost fun to follow, but now it seems like there’s just silly drama for the sake of drama. Lucy’s done everything to repair their friendship and Mike continues to be a dick for absolutely no reason. I hope there’s at least something of an explanation to this that I’m just being impatient for.

With that said, please don’t take offense- it’s your comic and I’m not going to act entitled or pretend that I have any influence over it. I’m just hoping this will be looked on as constructive feedback from a long-time fan. Cheers.

Null July 4, 2012, 6:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #221111

Trouble in paradise, Mike? :)

Someguy July 4, 2012, 6:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #221112

Just calm down you jackwagon.

monkey July 4, 2012, 6:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #221113

There was a time when i supported Mikes rants, now i question myself “why support such a punk?!” Mad Lucyto redeem his respect he must leave Sandy!(please oh please!!) D: D:

Sonixnight July 4, 2012, 6:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #221114

@Nekomimi
Not broken, injured:
http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c68/p26.html
Here you go.

Now that I checked “December” once more I remember why I hate Mike now. “Why do you think they won’t join me” - because you’re a douche, that don’t give a flying **** about those guys, duh?! Seriously as a character he is beyond redemption. He should be put in Paulos fursuit with jammed zipper, and be given to drunken Thanatos.

@sribbleinc
Good point you made there. So far she’s not shallow like a typical queen bee. And I never suggested she’s self centered or something like that. Just as you said: she’s a little dull, and slow, yet overall a good person.

@Mew
No, no, no. Mike is not demonic. Demons either are terryfying, or have style and class. Mike is just irritating. I am aware that righ now he’s supposed to have this dual personality: once he’s a jerk crushing poor Lucy, then again he’s kind hearted. But in the end he’s just SO ANNOYING. When he’s being all evil he doesn’t even get close to Alejandro or would-be-rape-cat. He acts like a spoiled brat, that thinks his *** is the center of the universe, and is all like “No one likes you, they will go with me, because my mommy said I’m marvelous, right after she changed the sheets, since I wet my bed again”. Seriously, I wasn’t even filled with justified rage, I only thought that someone should beat some sense into that brat.
But of course, there’s a balance. So theres brighter side of Mike. Which is of course loving, white knight, with most common sense, who was best character back then before heavy drama unfolded. And it’s all nice, but he’s not acting like old Mike at all. He’s acting like someoen who is retarded. He’s a teenager. And what does he do when he learns that his love gonna visit him? He runs to tell his mommy about this, daaaaaawww. This while looking like he was telling his mom that he used toilet without any help. I know this is rant here, but he acts childish. Really childish. So he’s even more irritating when being like this, than vengeful emo Mike.

Franz July 4, 2012, 7:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #221115

I KNEW IT I KNEW IT I KNEW IT! XD

Random Cat July 4, 2012, 7:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #221116

after all the cute scenes of him recently I was starting to like him.

then this.

god damn it Mike you jerkface.

Scott Nishida July 4, 2012, 7:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #221117

To be honest I think even Sandy looks rather disgusted or perhaps a bit shocked by Mikes sudden overreaction and outburst over this. Hopefully she can make him understand that she was wrong about Lucy and that she actually seems a sweet but misguided girl. I dont think Lucy is a bad person, just people never really told her to stop and she thought how she was acting was ok.

Kit July 4, 2012, 7:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #221118

Everyone is being pretty dickish to Mike right now, but how is it even his fault? How is Lucy using HIS phone to text HIS girlfriend when Lucy is essentially her rival in love, actually okay to do? If anything what Lucy did was horribly inappropriate. Mike is trying to live his own life without Lucy’s dependency weighing him down anymore and when he breaks it off to live his own life, she weasels her way into talking to his girlfriend, ofcourse that would be shocking enough for him to freak out because now shes getting to him in ways that are completely unexpected. You can call Mike cruel, but the fact was being Lucys permanent shoulder to cry on was damaging to Mike and I dont think its wrong for him to look out for himself. Mike is not a martyr made for the sake of Lucy feeling better. He has the right to walk away from her if it makes him happier, and he HAS to be stern with her or else it will never sink in. Lucy clearly cannot change judging by how shes intruding into his life regardless. The extremes Mike has been taking totally justify Lucys level of stalkertude. Its so easy to victimize Lucy when Mike breaks up their friendship, but hes been a victim of hers for years. I hate that I have to fight so hard for Mike just because people are so blinded with bias for Lucy cuz shes always all sniffles.

Skylan July 4, 2012, 7:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #221119

@Skylan
You’re right, except you’re totally wrong. Let me tell you why. Yes Mike had right to cut lose, and end his relationship with Lucy. Of course. On this part you’re right.
BUT
Lucy did not try to get back. How can you even interpret it this way is beyond my understanding, which either means i’m a moron, or you’re a wicked person. And since I preffer theory about you being wicked, let’s stick to this one.
Lucy tried to let Mike be happy. She wasn’t Sandy rival at this point, she tried to be friends with Mike. You know, friends, not lovers, SPECIAL friends, or **** buddies. Just friends. When this was not possible, she decided to let him be happy, and separate herself (there was even a flash of Augustus when she ran away in the end of December, for God sake…). And sending Sandy a text was her last effort to set things right. Not only she stopped pursuing Mike as a lover, but also as a friend. Now that’s one ferorcious bitch, no? NO, YOU WICKED MONSTER! MIKE IS A GIGANTIC DOUCHE! ARARARARGH!

@Kit
She’s just shocked. I highly doubt she’ll be able to change Mike. She seems to be rather weak, so I can imagine her taking Mike point of view as her own (though most likely in her innocent way, not jerkity-jerk-jerky mc douche, as demonstraded by Michael). I just can’t see her as stronger part of this relationship. Though she demonstrated that she’s not a bimbo, when pointed out that Mike was acting rather nervous before the meeting.

Franz July 4, 2012, 7:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #221120

@Death’sEdge

agreed, agreed and a thousand times agreed

zandramus` July 4, 2012, 7:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #221121

Wow I didn’t really think this was going to come up in the chapter. I knew some people predicted it and all but wow I didn’t know it would actually come up.

DarkCrystal828 July 4, 2012, 8:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #221122

@Skylan

Yeah.. we would have supported your opinion if Mike hadnt exploded at Lucy, up to the point where she threw up into a bin from shock/sadness. But what Mike did is almost irreparable.

So basically you want us to support Mike after he:
-Yelled at Lucy, who already has personal problems of trust and dependency.

-Emotionally crippled her.

and to top it all off- left Lucy for someone he hasn’t seen since grade school.

Quoting from previous pages.
Lucy:”so someone hundreds of miles away means more than i ever can?”
Mike:”…Yes”

zandramus July 4, 2012, 8:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #221123

Like I always say. When karma hits, its a B****

Freidrich von Wolfegang July 4, 2012, 8:06 PM EST.

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Canny July 4, 2012, 8:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #221125

@Skylan

It personally worries me when people think the way Mike acted was ok, it’s almost as if they think that they could act this way and it would be fine. I just don’t understand what kind of sick person who do that to someone. Emotionally damage them that much. Personally I think Mikes small injuries were nothing to what he did to Lucy. That nose bleed and hurt knee would heal fast, but that broken shattered heart and loss of trust and faith in people will take years upon years of care to even slightly heal, and even then she will always carry that scar with her.

Kit July 4, 2012, 8:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #221126

FIRST TIME IN BCB HISTORY WHERE WE, FANS, HAVE GUESSED WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT.

Ohhhhhh, here we go! I find this page hilarously funny, because Mike is so judging Lucy wrong and exagerating stuff. While Sandy is totally innocent of what SHE started.

Also, Mike, here you’re finally gonna notice how Lucy does really wish the best for you. HA.

*satisfied reader*

Cata :3 July 4, 2012, 8:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #221127

Hm
Let’s plan this.
He’s gonna blow up again and be a dick and complain.
Sandy is going to realize what a jerk Mike is and try an talk through it with him.
He wont take it and he’ll yell.
Sandy breaks up with him.
He realizes what he’s done and crawls back to Lucy.
The end.

SeeU July 4, 2012, 8:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #221128

So let’s see, Mike upset Lucy to the point she threw up and was a nervous wreck, but she still wanted to make sure Mike was happy so she messaged Sandy that he was down lately. Mike found out about this and is angry with her.

Ok Lucy haters, where’s your arguments now?!

And the using his phone thing is a weak argument anyway since she used it to help him.

OmegaB July 4, 2012, 9:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #221129

bi-freakin-polar

1337c47 July 4, 2012, 9:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #221131

Not hating on Lucy, but she had no right to text Sandy. At all.

Put yourself in Mike’s shoes for a minute. He’s finally had the guts to stand up to her **** - don’t forget, she turned him down the first time - and now she has gone and ruined his moment with Sandy. Lucy has used /his/ phone without permission (who wants their ex / person that is making life hell for them to contact their significant other?!) and violated his privacy.

Sandy that we have all been waiting to see finally appears. Sandy that Mike has been pining over this whole time. Lucy should not have even been in the equation.

Obviously Lucy is hurting Mike. He is hurting her. They aren’t good for each other at this point in time. If she really, really wanted him to be happy she would have stayed out of his relationship with Sandy for now.

The best thing she could have done was love him for a distance, if not moved on… and gone for Paulo.

Mal July 4, 2012, 9:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #221132

Lucy will get over it eventually and be a stronger person for it. It does take time to heal from that. Mike is trying to get over the abuse Lucy wrought on him, but went about it the worst way possible and his paranoia is taking it’s toll. Once Mike gets over the abuse or at least comes to terms with what Lucy did, and his enabling her abuse, he’ll be a better person here.

Keep in mind that Lucy’s physical, verbal abuse also correlates to mental abuse. She helped create the monster that turned on her. One might think that what Mike did puts her at pity’s door, it does not in the sense her foul actions got her the bit hand. She got her karma, more than she could handle. It wouldn’t be as bad if Mike confronted her with a cool head.

Now it seems Mike is going to get reap what he sowed toward Lucy. While his confrontation is justified, the way he went about it, is not. I really hope Sandy see’s the ugly in Mike. I hope that they can work through it and I hope Mike and Lucy can forgive one another, until then though. It’s a drama match.

In all honesty, I don’t truly dislike any of the characters though Paulo and his unnecessarily ******* tendencies annoys the ever loving **** out of me. I just call things like I see them.

Canny July 4, 2012, 9:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #221133

Just wow, guys.

I read most of the comments and skimmed through what I didn’t actually read. Then when I didn’t find what I expected to have already been mentioned by -someone- I did a ctrl+f to search for it. Still nothing. So I’m going to jump in.

Lucy was listening to the advice given to her by Augustus. That is her motivation for her behavior. Remember Augustus? In the library? With the candlestick? ;)

Seriously though, he explained to Lucy that even though he couldn’t be with Daisy, he still wanted her to be happy.

“The difference between us is… I’ve come to terms with the idea that Daisy isn’t interested in me. No matter how much it hurts me to see it, he keeps her happy. I guess that keeps me going. It’s from a distance, but I know she’s smiling.”
- Augustus (page 11 of December)

I’m floored by the speculation over why Lucy did what she did. Mike pushed her to rock bottom. I hope we can all agree on that. So she fell back on the only thing left to her: Sandy keeps Mike happy. And Lucy needed something to keep her going so she did the only thing she could think of to make sure that, even if it was from a distance, she would know that Mike was smiling.

MiscKitty July 4, 2012, 9:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #221134

…And then Sandy will be extremely confused by Mike, break up with him, after which he’ll spiral into depression and turn into a witch, wherein Lucy will have to destroy him by becoming a Puella Magi.
/人◕ ‿‿ ◕人\

But really, this is getting silly. While I do understand that Mike really hates Lucy at this point, and teenagers jump to some crazy conclusions, so I can even understand his outburst, he seems to have become a very… Strange character.

Odot July 4, 2012, 9:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #221135

oh mike, you are such an ***hole. Lucy tries to help you and you crucifie her. WHAT THE HELL MAN!!!!! You are a real f***ing idiot. Now where did I put my nuke……nah, too destructive…….I know!!!!! RPG!!!!!!! oh mike you f***ing ***hole.

Who? July 4, 2012, 9:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #221136

Please let the next page involve Mike being kicked in the face he rrrrreally deserves it. Lucy does something nice an d he sees it as her ruining things!!!?? She could have given the number to Paulo and we know where that would lead Jud lice and a restraing order ;)

Jack Flop July 4, 2012, 9:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #221137

Oh yeah, totally forgot that Taeshi even used the very last page of December (page 39) to as a reprise of what Augustus said. ^^

MiscKitty July 4, 2012, 9:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #221139

When you’ve been kicked around and talked **** to your whole entire relationship, that person is ruining you, whether or not you realize it. Which is why Mike is thinking that. His tiny teenage mind is coming to that conclusion. While her heart was in the right place, Lucy was in the wrong for using his phone. Instead of listening to Sandy, he’s tuning her out to listen to his own delusions.

Canny July 4, 2012, 9:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #221140

@Licia

Thank you

Boo July 4, 2012, 10:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #221141

Mike you little *** hole!!!! Why don’t you try looking past all the anger management issues that Lucy’s hiding behind and try to see her real feelings you ***!!!!! Stop thinking that the whole world revolves around you!!! If you say Lucy is mean and ungrateful and all that **** then you’re no better off!!! You’re the one who should be ashamed!!! You god damn cat!!! God FORBID you ever get together with Sandy you ****!!!!

Ca$per July 4, 2012, 10:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #221142

Guys, I think a lot of us are assuming too much. Both sides of the argument are very strong, with compelling evidence, which is good, because I feel like that makes arguments a lot more of a debate and less of a beat down. But from what I’ve read in the comment section is: 1, people are mad at Mike for assuming Lucy has something up her sleeve that can hurt him, when she is be trying to do the right thing. or 2, people think Lucy has something up her sleeve and will try to ruin Mike’s happiness and overall well-being (whether emotional or physical). Both sides have very good evidence to support their case and write very strongly about why they feel this way (or swear, both are very effective). The only issue is: we don’t know Lucy’s motives. It is too early to tell if Lucy has decided to bury the hatchet and hope that Mike will the right choice on his own and will live the rest of his life with his true love (be it Sandy or Lucy), or has taken a path of revenge and is trying to sabotage Mike’s life where it hurts, “justice is served” so-to-speak. Lucy may want to win Mike’s love back through good deeds, or may want him to die in a fire. She may wish that they can put this all behind them, or heck, she may even want Sandy all to herself! Either way, I am going to be waiting to see why they do as they do before raising a pitchfork and chanting “DEATH TO THE SCARF BEARER!!!!!!”. I must, however thank Taeshi for allow so many people to come together and spread their thoughts on complicated subjects such as high school relationships. It has been a pleasure and a joy seeing these characters grow. Thanks again Taeshi!

HibiscusHunter July 4, 2012, 10:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #221143

Lucy still cares enough about you to do that, Mike. She should hate you back, and fervently, for what you did. But instead, true love is shining through the deep crevasses in your relationship.

Oxenkses July 4, 2012, 10:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #221144

Seriously, I’m of the opinion that Mike’s even more emotionally effed-in-the-a than Lucy is.

Delta Pangaea July 4, 2012, 10:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #221145

If I may interrupt some of the Mike hate. Think about it from his perspective for a moment. His whole life he has suffered emotional and physical abuse at the hands of Lucy. While it was at first played for laughs, slapstick and all, it was finally take out of its comedic viewpoint thanks to Sandy, who is just worried about the well being of her beloved Mike. Yes I know Lucy has trouble showing her true feelings due to being estranged. Yes I know Mike could have handled the situation better with Lucy. Both are at fault here, both are equally as guilty. Now, as to the phone message itself. Well paranoia. He has no idea what was written, and he is now worried. I would be too if someone who has motives to get back at me got my phone and texted someone (not saying that Lucy is getting back at him, but still).

DemonicBounty July 4, 2012, 11:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #221149

Before this entire comments section is filled with hate over Mike, keep in mind that he has a right to believe she’s attempting to screw him over. Circumstances before have caused him to be suspicious.

His friends got mad when he didn’t accept Lucy’s love (after she told them about the whole ordeal and he wanted to keep it quiet). Every time he’s had to deal with her hasn’t been pleasant for him. Her general treatment of him over time and its sudden switch into clinginess has given him reason enough on its own.

Of course, he doesn’t need to be so terrified about a simple text. Sandy would’ve been angrier with him if she had said something cruel.

Arcaii July 5, 2012, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #221150

Well damn.

Adrian Fife July 5, 2012, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #221152

I hope she shows him the text, and it’s some simple little note asking Sandy to take good care of him and that she really means a lot to him, also stating that he needs a good cheering up that only she can provide. He’ll wig out, saying she’s trying to get in his head, and Sandy will be thoroughly creeped out.

honeybee July 5, 2012, 12:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #221153

@NtG
I agree with you on this, she shouldn’t have sent the message. It was wrong of her, she shouldn’t have gotten involved.

Yet the whole Mike starting to flip **** over nothing in front of his girl is annoying. She shouldn’t have text Sandy (I get that), but he’s acting like Lucy sent Sandy a message in his name saying that he hates her.

If he ruins his relationship with Sandy over something so small, I will laugh at him. In joy, because if he can let something that little ruin the best relationship he’ll ever have…well then he sure in hell doesn’t deserve one.

That’s the one part I have to disagree with, let the twerp suffer in misery forever if he can’t keep his cool.

Lastly, the other reason I wish Lucy didn’t send that message has nothing to do with Sandy & Mike’s stupid relationship. The reason I don’t like that she sent it is because Mike’s going to lash out at her. I don’t want that. She’s been hurt enough. However, if he does do what I fear he’ll do, I hope that Lucy will talk down to Mike so bad that he’ll need to be transferred to a mental hospital asap! -Keeps Fingers Crossed-

Riiah July 5, 2012, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #221155

Bahaha oh what wicked paths will come out of this? *laughs maliciously*

Mike went from pure good to corrupt evil. (omg reference)
And I love every second of the comic. Though don’t take it as I would find this at all entertaining if it was real. If it was then I’d have to go with everyone else and say mike should die in a hole, yes I realize the whole mike/lucy twisted friendship/love/hate/WTF just happened/”you hurt me, I hurt you” relationship they have, no I will not state it again because frankly there are 100 other posts stating the same thing.

But I will say I do love the suspense of it all. Oh sandy’s reaction will be oh so nice. And what will happen to mike? Will it be poetic justice? Or shall it be something unexpected?

Legion July 5, 2012, 1:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #221156

MIKE YOU IDIOT, SHE MEANT WELL. -.-

RiverSong July 5, 2012, 1:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #221157

Ah Mike, you still don’t get it.

Elena July 5, 2012, 1:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #221158

Mike is about to realize that karma can be a real bitch. >=)

jsh July 5, 2012, 1:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #221159

Seriously Mike!? That was probably one of the hardest things for Lucy to do!!! She is finally letting you go! Giving you everything you want! She’s giving up all she hoped for and giving it all to you by trying to help you out! *siiigh* looks like Mike’s about to say something stupid… I feel sympathy for Lucy

Knuc July 5, 2012, 2:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #221160

OH NO LUCY TEXTED SANDY WITH MY PHONE ACCUSING ME OF BEING SAD THIS IS THE WORST POSSIBLE THING SHE COULD POSSIBLY HAVE DONE

Tacsi July 5, 2012, 2:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #221161

I don’t understand how someone could be so delusional as to see an act done in good intention and see it as contempt. Was the abuse by Lucy and Sandy’s concern be so mind-blowing that it literally Caused Mike some form of personality disfunction. I don’t even know how this will play out. Sandy might play the saint role and lecture Mike is my bet.
Its just frustrating to see someone behave that way. urggh

dimes_should_have_stores July 5, 2012, 2:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #221163

Soon. -evil laughter-

toast July 5, 2012, 2:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #221164

Trying to make someone else feel better IS pretty ruinous

Dragnite July 5, 2012, 2:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #221165

God…… Damn it Mike.

Sarkenoth July 5, 2012, 3:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #221166

I’m…not gonna take a look at all of the comments, cause I think it might make my brain hurt a bit (and possibly irk me a lot). Tis not to say I didn’t look at a few.

@MiscKitty:

This I fully agree on. In spite of all that happened in December, Lucy is still hoping that Mike will be happy. This I respect her on. At the same time, I think she may have inadvertently triggered something in Mike; a wound that’s still relatively fresh.

If Lucy did send a text saying that Mike may be a bit down, this is saying something-as someone else has pointed out earlier: she’s taking the first few steps of moving on from Mike, bowing out gracefully and hoping that Sandy will continue to bring Mike happiness.

However, because of Mike’s current feelings towards Lucy and because he hasn’t seen the text yet, he is assuming she sent something bad to Sandy to try and give him a bad name, in some way, shape, or form. When you think about it, you can’t really blame him for it; Lucy isn’t necessarily one to be up front with her actual feelings about a person (Augustus, yes. Everyone else…well, not really). You don’t even have to look too far back to see what I’m talking about. Given Mike’s past history with Lucy, OF COURSE he’s going to be a little bit paranoid, even if he is overreacting in this page. But that paranoia is kicking in at the wrong time, and it’s REALLY freaking Sandy out (hopefully the people saying that Sandy manipulated Mike can shut up, now :/)

I mentioned back at the end of the December chapter that the events that occurred were going to have a tragic impact on both Lucy AND Mike. Unfortunately, we’re continuing to see it unfold in this chapter.

Chocothunda July 5, 2012, 3:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #221167

you all know that the characters cant hear you right?

IRISHWULFHOUND July 5, 2012, 3:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #221168

Turnabout is fair play Mike. Now please go die.

@Irishwulfhound
Are you implying that this is a fictional world? How dare you!!

Cyph July 5, 2012, 3:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #221169

Drama is funny :D

kittEfox July 5, 2012, 3:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #221170

Seriously… that idiot ruined Lucy’s life, just because he thinks shes ruining his?

Ronyle143 July 5, 2012, 3:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #221171

Lucy probably doesn’t have a cell phone. Through out the whole comic, I don’t remember seeing her with a cell phone at all. She probably used the land line, like Paulo does and Mike used to, when she called Paulo up. She probably wanted to send a message to Sandy, but not having any way to contact her; no number, no address, has no idea where Sandy is doing her show, and all these contributing factors that leads up to Lucy having no idea how to contact Sandy except for using Mike’s phone. I doubt Lucy thinks she has any use for a cell phone, since she isn’t very social to begin with.

So, with all these little factors, and with the major addition of Mike ripping her a new one, and the need to make Mike happy at any cost, and to find some sort of closure for her own last strand of well being, what else was she going to do? She couldn’t text Sandy, she probably couldn’t remember Sandy’s number after the incident. She wants with all her heart to make Mike happy, even if it means cutting herself out of the picture. She was practically mind-****ed, and became unstable and irrational. The most rational thing that came to her after the incident was ‘Hey, I don’t want to mess up Mike’s room, let me puke in this trashcan. Hey, I should tell Sandy to cheer Mike up, that he’s missed her so much. I’m not useful anymore. This is the best I can do.”

If Lucy had been her normal, spiteful-retaliation self after what happened, then yes, it’d be understandable that she’d try to screw him over. But she wasn’t. She was torn to shreds, skewered, and put out to die after Mike puked all his hatred all over her good-intentions. When you’re vulnerable, and someone you deeply care for does something completely and irreversibly damaging to you in under 5 minutes, of course it’s going to make your wires cross and you go hay-wire.

Her mentality was ‘This is the best I can do for him cus I’m worthless’ and signed her name at the end because, it would seem odd that Sandy would get a text from her boyfriend that seemed like it was sent by a different person.

As for Lucy being abusive, I can try to justify every little angle that hasn’t already been beaten with a stick, but the fact of the matter is, Lucy took to the whole relationship between her and Mike childishly, and abusively. She didn’t know how else to deal with it, since no one actually seemed to sit her down, tell her ‘no, this is not how you make friends, this is how you burn bridges’. Mike’s not an innocent victim either. He had countless chances to fix what was going on, and sit her down about the whole thing, but at the same time it wasn’t his obligation. On top of it all, they are kids. They’re only in highschool, and the root of the abuse was when they were even more so kids. They have no way of knowing what’s wrong and what’s right, how to go about things, unless someone sits them down and has a good heart to heart.

If anyone did the best out of the whole situation, is Paulo. Paulo’s the only one that actually had a good heart-to-heart with Lucy, let her get every little thing out, and went about it the most maturely for their age group. After the night that Paulo let her vent, she turned out to be a great person. Albeit, he didn’t do well after it, but he at least made an attempt to make Lucy talk it out, and let her find herself. (Even though all that happened before the incident, she was getting better thanks to Paulo)

The fact that Lucy occasionally hits Mike, well, I blame on habit. Habits are hard to break, even more so when they start at a young age. But she was trying to make up for it with small things. Small things build up into bigger things, especially for those that don’t know how to do big things of gratitude.

But, (coming back to this page) what worries me the most is how he’s blowing up in front of Sandy, how Lucy has such an impact on Mike, even though it’s just 4 little letters. Lucy did her best that she could, even though it wasn’t the most tactful (it pretty much was in her at-the-time mind-set), but she hasn’t done anything horrible to him. She’s been playing nice, and backing away from Mike, giving him space, and flat out avoiding him. It was HIS fault that they got partnered up for the project, not some twist of fate, or some horrible accident or event that Lucy caused, but it was all on him, because of his paranoia. Because of HIS paranoia, Lucy is broken, Sandy has a text from Lucy, and Mike is going to scare away his girlfriend because he can’t handle his ****.

What’s worse is that, I have this deep, deep sinking feeling that he’s going to eventually loose it to the point that he’s going to give Lucy a black eye, and maybe a broken rib. Full out shake down because he completely snapped and is blaming every little mishap on her. Things that she has no control over, he’s going to hit her over. Complete vent, beating, and warning to keep out of his life, stay away from his friends, and to not even breathe the same air as her. I’ve seen so many Mikes of the world end up like that. Hopefully Sandy can put some sense into him before he destroys his whole world.

Purple Haze July 5, 2012, 4:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #221172

Lucy confirmed for being a complete cow and trying to get Mike’s GF to worry. Hope she falls of a cliff.

Donny July 5, 2012, 4:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #221175

waaaaaaaaaaaaaaith a minute… in December or what that chapter was, she told mike she didn’t like Lucy so why does she seem so jolly when she’s talking about her all of a sudden ??? Mad Lucy

crazy-cat-lady July 5, 2012, 5:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #221176

Mike shuddup about lucy or ill shove a cooking baster up your b-hole XD

Alopex July 5, 2012, 5:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #221177

I can imagine all the LucyxMike fans going berzerk :/

Mike July 5, 2012, 5:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #221178

I strongly dislike Mike (understatement), but I was hopping he wouldn’t freak out in front of his girl so he wouldn’t ruin things with her and then try to rebound with poor Lucy right after.

That’s right. I’m predicting that if Mike’s simmering meltdown erupts & drives Sandy away, he’ll both blame Lucy and try to get back with Lucy in a horrible relationship of abuse and blame-game mega drama.

It will eventually implode into a ultra drama singularity even the Greeks would be proud (and horrified) of.

Dr.Z July 5, 2012, 5:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #221179

Okay I’ve got some things to get off my chest and it’s about time for my scheduled chapter analysis. So here we go.

Lets start off with the simple fact that Tae’s foreshadowing with the phone was WONDERFUL. Well written and prepared so that all the tension was brought to a peak for each character. I was very worried with what Lucy wrote but the fact that she was selfless enough to want him to be happy, even if it wasn’t with her just reinforced her place in my heart as my favorite character.

Now lets rehash on her state of mind at that moment. She’d just been called a parasite and was told that her best friend hated her, by the very person himself, in the harshest of ways imaginable. She was so emotionally distraught that she actually VOMITED. Up to that point she’d been having fun, laughing and playing with her friend, content to ignore her own feelings as long as Sandy made Mike happy, just so that they could continue to be together.

And then despite having her emotions trampled like the most disgusting of bugs she picks herself up, doing the most sensible thing anyone in her position could do. She had to get out. To walk away.

Now I’m not saying that it was RIGHT for Lucy to use Mike’s cellphone but it’s obvious how they began playing the game in December, she’s just worried about him. In all probability this was the only way she had to contact Sandy and at the time she was so frayed emotionally that it was easy enough for it to lapse in moral judgement in favor of protecting the one person she’d been with the longest, even if it meant losing him completely.

In all honesty, Mike had been the abusive ********* for a while now. People will rant endlessly about how Lucy’s abuse led up to this and how she was getting what she deserved but honestly the abuse all but stopped quite a long time ago, save for a few teasing and playful punches here and there.

As a victim of emotional abuse myself I know full well how absolutely horrifying it is. How being affected emotionally to the point where it makes you physically ill is one of the most debilitating and terrifying things that you can experience.

And despite it all Lucy sent Sandy a text. Not a break up text. Not something spiteful, rude or antagonistic. She sent her a text that made Sandy want to make her trip extra special for Mike. A text that probably went along the lines of “Hey, this is Lucy, one of Mike’s friends. Please take care of him, he’s missed you a lot and I want him to be happy.”

Now she is sitting in a dark room, torn to shreds emotionally, while Mike is about to blow up at his girlfriend and tell her how horrible of a person Lucy is and how she abused him and made him feel like crap for years. And while the latter is true, he’s doing the exact same thing except he’s condensing Lucy’s light abuse and tsundere actions that spanned lightly over the corse of years into intense hatred and emotional abuse that’s spanned a month so far.

He’s become paranoid, delusional and an out right sociopath when ever Lucy is involved. I used to adore Mike. I hoped that these recent chapters were simply character development that would make him stronger but would eventually lead up to a reconciliation with Lucy. And yet, all I can see down this path he’s walking is further abuse and if it gets much worse I’m going to have to start worrying for Lucy’s safety, both from Mike and from herself.

I really hope that Sandy can talk sense into him before it’s to late.

On the Sandy front, many people entered this chapter with preconceptions about the pretty black haired girl. Some hated her for breaking Lucy and Mike up, other loved her for it. I was never Sandy’s biggest fan, nor was I her enemy. I saw a lot of potential for her character but and development was lost on me simply because we rarely saw more than a glimpse of her.

Sandy is a literal blank slate character who can fairly judge the emotional issues of the preexisting character and hopefully adapt to them. She no doubt is already planned for more screen time and I’m really looking forward to learning more about her. She’s still vague character wise but that just means Tae can insinuate her easily without much struggle between personalities.

Skykittykat July 5, 2012, 5:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #221180

Comment #404: Your comment was not found! XD

Cavara July 5, 2012, 5:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #221181

Hahahaha so funny I forgot how to laugh. orz

Skykittykat July 5, 2012, 6:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #221182

Taeshi you have done it again. This is the only comic I ever comment on because I feel so compelled to throw my opinion into the raging throng of opinions. You are amazing.

Aaaanyways, I so called this. I posted this when Mike first saw Sandy “While Mike does deserve to see Sandy, I just hope she mentions SOMETHING about Lucy, and maybe Mike will get that recently-signature “grrr-face” like usual when the fluffy Khao Manee is mentioned” and lookie here, I see a grrr-face right as soon as her name is mentioned.

Now to my opinionated rant. Lucy was both in the right and in the wrong. She did the right thing by telling Sandy that Mike needed some cheering up, but she was in the wrong to use Mike’s phone in secret like that. Mike, oh Mikie Mikie Mikie…. What to say, what to say. Well, first of all I can understand a little anger at Lucy doing what she did, but clenching your fists and pulling on your hair(or whatever he’s doing with his head) is a little extreme. Mike, you need to calm yourself and think about EVERYTHING. Think about how broken you made Lucy. Think about how you’d feel if Sandy had been you and you had been Lucy. What would you have done? What in the world would Mike have done? He has a good heart, he’d want Sandy to be happy. So…..I’d think he would do what Lucy did and call the person Sandy loves and tell him to make Sandy be happy. Remember that this is a completely hypothetical situation. I am, in no way, saying that Mike can comprehend or will ever go through what Lucy had to endure. Actually read my comment, people, don’t skim it. And if you don’t understand, tell me, and I’ll be happy to clarify in a longer comment. or just reread it at a slower pace.

And Sandy, well, at least she seems to have a better opinion of Lucy. If Mike caught onto Sandy’s hatred of Lucy only once she told him so, then there’s no way Mike would even consider that Sandy’s opinion has changed.

But what do I know? I’m just a teen who’s gone through pain but nothing compared to what I’d feel if I was Lucy. I don’t have any personal intake on this.

I apologize if I offended anyone.

LightTribe July 5, 2012, 6:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #221183

@Skylan
While I commend your defense of Mike, you also seem to be severpy hating on Lucy. While Mike was justified in his spite, the extent at which he mentally destroyed Lucy was too much. For more people to understand what that feels like, let me put it this way:
Imagine you had a horrible sunburn and it’s so painful you can’t move. Your supposed best friend walks up to you with a red-hot metal pan and places it on your…err…chest(if you were a girl) or on your groin(if you were a guy), after which would take drum sticks and use your face and stomach as drums and plays like the drummer from Dragonforce in the song “Through the Fire and Flames” and then walks away like nothing happened.

It don’t feel too nice, and the scars would take months or even years to heal, so don’t go hatin on Lucy so much. I do agree with you that people need to lay off on Mike though =w=

@Franz

Ohh, that one. That still just counts as playing rough as Lucy could have done much, much more. Remember? They went to karate before, so if you take that into account, it isn’t so bad. :3

—The girl that just wants the hating to stop long enough to hear herself or see actually intelligent comments.

Nekomimi July 5, 2012, 6:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #221184

YES! Just the interesting development I was waiting for >:)

Dragon393 July 5, 2012, 8:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #221185

Oh snap!


whacha gonna do now Sandy…..? :D

Busty Laroo July 5, 2012, 9:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #221186

@ Chocothunda

I’m not saying that the reason for her actions somehow should preclude Mike from his reaction. In fact, given how he’s been behaving lately I would have been disappointed if he had reacted differently. Mike has been using Lucy as his own personal scapegoat for a while now.

BUT! That aside, the purpose of my post was really just to point everyone back to the actual text to explain Lucy’s actions. There has been a fair bit of speculation about her motives but Taeshi answered that question before any of us knew to ask it. :D

Honestly, I am really digging the way this is playing out. Lucy as we perceive her as a character has mostly been a product of the things that Mike has said about her and a few very telling actions (jumping into the river to save Mike, putting herself in the crosshairs of Mr. Rapist Cat and telling the others to run, telling Mike that she was glad he had stayed in touch with Sandy when she found out about it, running into the ocean to save Yashi). She talks as much as any of the characters but she doesn’t really say much about herself (in that honest-self-reflection kind of way, at any rate) and we haven’t gotten any flashbacks to Lucy’s past that were from her perspective - only from Mike’s. This is one more action to add to the list of actions that define Lucy as a character.

MiscKitty July 5, 2012, 9:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #221187

This is indeed some epic cock-wankery of the highest degree. I didn’t feel like reading through all 400 comments to see if anyone else picked up on it, but have y’all forgotten that Lucy did something with the phone AFTER Mike had his emotional meltdown and went off on her? I agree that Lucy using Mike’s cell phone to send a message to Sandy without his knowledge was pretty messed up, honest intentions or not.

As far as Mike not knowing about the message being sent the explanation is simple. It is very easy to delete an individual message from a phone. I seriously think that it would be abnormal for him not to text Sandy at all after that so the most logical reason that he didn’t know is because it was deleted. As for his reaction for not knowing about the text and just finding out, I think that it would seem normal after what he’s been through. After all, despite being a tsundere, Lucy mistreated him pretty badly. Mike unknowingly just accepted it as normal behavior.

When Sandy opened his eyes to the situation, so to speak, he realized that he was being mistreated and all those years of not realizing it rushed to him all at once. Plus, we have no idea when the phone call he had with Sandy which revealed all of this actually happened. It could have been many chapters ago and was just now brought up.

Either way, things are about to get very interesting.

Eclipse_Zero July 5, 2012, 9:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #221188

Oh Mike, when will you ever learn? For goodness sakes, Lucy isn’t evil! Man, I wonder what’s next on the story… HURRY UP FRIDAY AND ARRIVE!!!

TheCountryBoy July 5, 2012, 9:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #221189

I love you mike but seriously? Honestly what has she done to ruin your life? Hell if you hadn’t asked “who?” and had asked “how?” You to would probebly be smootchin. you sir are not playing this well i hope Sandy calms you down quick.

Mrneonwhite July 5, 2012, 9:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #221190

Umm…. Wow, talk about an over reaction… He immediately assumed the text was unkind, and from Sandy’s startled expression it was probably more like a concerned friend looking out for another, what a jerk. Just because Lucy had just had a major shock and heart crushing experience with his speech, she probably still had her same outlook on his relationship with Sandy, and was not going to do anything more than wish them well.

BancheeCat July 5, 2012, 10:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #221191

First Yes i thought .. Mike is a idiot ….. but ….. now…..

Lucy loves him and fights to get him even she knows he loves Sandy ……
Thats bit delicat because i think Lucy won`t give up so easy.

This situation is so dam familar to me that i have in mind whats gonna happen and no one of them will get out unharmed …..
Sorry of my negative look of that, but its a situation which is common ….

Ce ya

The Duke July 5, 2012, 11:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #221193

Actually there’s no need for big mischiefs to send a message and not being discovered for a while… actually how many of you do regularly browse their sent messages? As for me i only check sent messages before deleting them all to do some cleaning of the memory, and just to be sure not to delete something of any importance that i might have forgotten ^_^;

Cavara July 5, 2012, 11:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #221194

@Cavara
I do browse and reread every message I send on every device, but that’s mostly my own paranoia; I can’t stand my posts and texts having spelling, grammar, or errors in general. D:

Neospector July 5, 2012, 12:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #221195

Heck, I’m not so sure that Mike even thinks the text is harmful.
I think he’s fully expecting to never have to see or hear about Lucy anymore, and that fact that she pops up in this small way is making him freak out to the max.

If this goes south I do fully expect him to try to pin it on Lucy. Maybe even use this incident to try and sway the others to leave the table with him.
Why can’t it be Friday yet?!

Emi July 5, 2012, 12:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #221196

Sandy: what do you mean “trying to ruin your life”??
Mike: *tells her about the night he yelled at Lucy*
Sandy: when i said that i didn’t think you would yell at her…
- After that, MIke made a big deal out of it and Sandy called security XD

RandomFox2 July 5, 2012, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #221197

OMG, Mike!!!!!!!!!! She wants to make you happy, you idiot!!!!!!!!!!

Sophia123 July 5, 2012, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #221198

She made your life better youuuuuuuuuuuuuu .

Rozon July 5, 2012, 1:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #221199

I just want to give credit to alllllll those who totally freaking called this situation. I read previous comics on the pages before and was PRAYING this would happen. There is a God!!!

LostInMyWonderland July 5, 2012, 1:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #221200

I feel bad for Sandy! She is so sweet and she has no idea what she is getting into!

CariAnne July 5, 2012, 2:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #221201

Let the fit hit the shan, and let the unraveling begin!!! MUWHAHAHAHA!!!

Suzume July 5, 2012, 2:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #221202

@MiscKitty:

That’s true. It’s rare to see Lucy being self-reflective ( the few times being in Another Shoulder and Pillow Talk—during her flashback). Perhaps (and this is indeed a stretch), after the argument in “December”, she has had more time to be self-reflective and really start facing her own flaws (this is only speculation; we haven’t really seen that).

Unfortunately, she’s not really prone to talking about herself and would rather clock ya or mouth off than anything else; which is probably half the reason as to why she (unintentionally) antagonized Mike in the past.
_______________________________________________
@Eclipse_Zero:

You know, I COMPLETELY FORGOT that there was a brief moment when Lucy was alone with his phone! That is indeed a possibility as to how she could send the text (I don’t think she does).

It is a lil messed if she did (but she’s got fast fingers, DAMN!), but her overall intention was a good one.

As with Mike, I do agree that his realization of what Lucy was doing was perhaps a bit much for him to take at once. The other problem is that he could not talk about it with anyone, ESPECIALLY with those at the table; they’d shut him down instantly. All of this has pretty much turned him into the equivalent of an active volcano, that’s still seething with lava and fire. Once again, I hope that Sandy doesn’t get burned because of this.

As to some peeps thinking that Mike’ll go off on Lucy in a more violent way after seeing this…



What?

Chocothunda July 5, 2012, 2:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #221204

everyone just HAD TO CALL IT didnt they?! DX

Candy Corn Lover July 5, 2012, 3:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #221205

Yes Miley, how horrible that your former friend tried to do good by you. How horrible that she actually cares for you as a friend even after you said you hated her. How horrible that even your girlfriend is able to see this wonderful gesture of friendship as sweet. -.-

Menou July 5, 2012, 4:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #221206

I still believe mike is a huge ***hole. Mike, mike, mike……..I F***ING HATE YOU, YOU F***ING IDIOT!!!!! I probly not the only one who wants to beat the sh** out of mike right now for being a f***ing ***hole. *okay gang, grab the molatobe cocktails, barbedwired baseball bats, and AK-47s*

Who? July 5, 2012, 4:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #221208

@frodomann1
I wouldn’t go that far, but Lucy is trying to be nice. it shows she still has feelings for Mike under everything that happened.

Sam July 5, 2012, 6:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #221209

U mad?

ottur July 5, 2012, 6:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #221210

How come I think this won’t be like he thinks it will turn out.
My bet is that Lucy texted her on Mike’s phone right after the whole grade AAA jerk moment, but instead of being something mean and spiteful like he believes, Lucy was trying to be nice and makes absolutely no mention of his behavior prior to the text.
Real question is, will he learn this before he spews out what he did to Lucy, and if not, will Sandy be ****** at him for his action? Place bets now.

jmb July 5, 2012, 6:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #221211

Ahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!! Prepare to get a heavy dose of Karma, you son of a bitch!!!! Hahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!

FancyTomato July 5, 2012, 6:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #221212

Can’t help but notice how often people are throwing Mike under the bus for his reaction. Albeit, IMO he is taking this a lil too spitefully, he really does have a right to be upset. Whether Lucy’s intentions were good, evil, or whatever, she never had the right to take Mikes phone and text Sandy with it. Now, after what just happened in “December”, and how Mike now views the relationship based off the past and present. She is doing what he was always known her for; being a transparent, selfish, abusive parasite.

Don’t take me as a Lucy hater. She is in fact my favorite character because of how realistic her personality is. I’m also not an anti LucyxMike as well. Just simply remaining nuetral, and trying to understand where both side are coming from before deciding who’s wrong and right. So far, they both are doing a fairly poor job, lol.

Fenfir July 5, 2012, 8:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #221213

Today I had a dream about Bittersweet Candy Bowl. It was pretty swell! :D
Although it had some pretty messed up stuff, like Mike dying. But even so, it was one of the coolest dreams I’ve ever had.
I just wante to share this experience. Nothing special. :)

Pained July 5, 2012, 8:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #221215

@Franz:

I think you misread that part of December a little bit, if you’re referring to this quote: “You are so damn selfish and transparent. Clinging to me like I’m the only one that cares about you. Pushing everyone else away because you think they’re only nice to you for your looks. Well maybe you’re right…nobody could love you for who you are.”

He really is NOT inferring that everyone will join him; hell, he only mentioned 4 potential friends that would be joining him if he split. 4 =/= all of the friends at the table. There are a LOT more than Daisy, Abbey, Paulo and David (and this is assuming they all go with him); he was trying to point it out to Lucy that “Hey! You have MORE friends than just me!”

As for those last two sentences, once again, he’s not necessarily saying that to her directly, but he’s throwing Lucy’s (assumed) thoughts back at her face.

Another thing is that the two of them have known each other since they were young. While they definitely had their good moments, Mike DID endure a good amount of physical contact from her…so much so that it DID cross the line of friendly rough-housing at times. Early on, we saw this and thought it funny…but we also saw that it didn’t really have any limits. This can wear on a person, and he didn’t really come to terms with it until after his conversations with Sandy, since she’s quite literally the only one he can talk to about this. Everyone else at the table (aside from Daisy and Tess) gives him a lot of hell, and a good number of them try to ship him and Lucy, when he CLEARLY doesn’t want it. This adds more frustration…

You see where I’m getting at here?

tl;dr: Mike is still generally a nice guy, far from a spoiled brat; December was a moment where we see him essentially snap and explode.

Mike’s explosion was indeed a shock, but it shouldn’t be a surprise that it happened. IMO, to fault him AND ONLY him for the state that both he and Lucy are in, is to not look at them and their friends as a whole.

Chocothunda July 5, 2012, 9:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #221216

Anything Sandy does is perfect, while anything Lucy does is horrific. Why? BECAUSE HE FEELS GUILTY. Even if he doesn’t love her in a romantic way, (which I’m sure he does, deep down, whether he knows it or not) he still didn’t want to never speak to his friend again. What he needs to do is actually TALK TO LUCY. And if Sandy’s there, that’s better yet. He can be a little more sure of what he actually wants. Whatever he does want, he’ll be the better for it once he gets it over with and figures it out.
It’s time to face your fears, Mike. You can’t just walk away from your problems and ABANDON the people involved. Figure out what you actually want. Whatever you do want, no matter what you sacrifice, it can hardly be as painful as the purgatorial state you’re putting yourself in now, by practically denying Lucy’s existence.

GUEST July 5, 2012, 9:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #221217

Whoa, whoa, whoa, back up. Is he SERIOUSLY going to freak out at Lucy now?! So what if she’s still in contact with Sandy you dick?! She wants you two to be happy, like Gus said that one time in the library about Daisy! “Sometimes it’s enough to love them from afar, knowing they’re happy.” That’s what’s goin’ on jerkface! WTF this brings out my feelings of Mike-hate all over again.

Kenshin July 5, 2012, 10:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #221218

ha ha ha, ha ha, o my god what a pay off! XD I forgot abought the phone scene with lucy. I knew the halmart card moment wasn’t going to last. He’s freaking out ha ha lol. Ok my only disclamer is people keep saying she was trying to help him. When she wrote that mike wasn’t down just ****** at lucy. Right? :question: She wrote that he’d been down? Someone clue me in please. 2 out comes i see: He upsets Sandy through the drama he’s created, or He’s relationship works out regardless and he relises what a huge ****ing jerkface he has been. AWSOME PAY OFF

JustSomeCritic July 5, 2012, 10:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #221219

Well here comes the long amticipated moment.

Im curious as to see how soft-hearted little Sandy will respond to Mike’s little rage moment. Now we hold our breath and cross our fingers folks, as we see how this ends (for better or for worse).

Extrementalis July 5, 2012, 10:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #221220

I know that when Lucy did this she meant to try and be nice and supportive and try to fix her mistakes from the past , but this just shows that she didn’t listen to what mike was trying to say

He wants her out of his life.

if she ever wants a chance for mike to ever like her again she needs to give him his space, not text his girlfriend and inserting herself into their relationship. I know that was not her intent but well here you go.

to be honest I believe both parties are at fault, not going to post the reasons you can find them throughout the thread, I also believe that they should just go their separate ways. Mike has been hurt to deeply by their relationship to forgive Lucy, and Lucy well she needs to accept that mike is gone and she also needs to learn a thing or two about self worth and how to depend on herself. I think i have an idea of where this story is going to go…. Mike will be the MIGHTY JERK WHO GETS NOTHING AT THE END… and Lucy and Paulo will live happily ever after. however i really hope that won’t be the case

silent July 5, 2012, 11:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #221317

XD You flipp’n butt-nugget! Seriously Mike? Don’t get your panties in a wind!

Zariyo July 6, 2012, 2:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #221391

mike you *** you didn’t even get to hear what she was going to say!? jesus.. now your treating sandy like lucy now huh? HOPE SHE DUMPEDS YOU ******. done..

??? July 6, 2012, 1:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #221395

Overreaction, dude. -.-

fang July 6, 2012, 3:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #221406

I knew it,she did that way back last time mick saw her

lov/hurt/hate July 6, 2012, 5:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #221411

Keep calm people, as of right now, Mike doesn’t know what Lucy texted to Sandy. All he can think of is, “This girl who I hate and said some mean things to must have been upset and said something bitchy to my girlfriend!”
He doesn’t know what the text said. If he knew it was being nice and flipped his shat, it would be one thing. But he doesn’t. As far as he can think it is, it was a horrible text trying to ruin his life.

Blue July 6, 2012, 7:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #221456

I guess it was nice to have a happy comic for once… Mike you ruin everything Mad Lucy

Neo July 8, 2012, 12:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #222755

I always feel its always nice to point out that lucy was a jerk to him and everyone else from the get go

wonkybird July 16, 2012, 4:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #223119

Wow Mike… Just Wow…

Admittingly, Lucy hasn’t been the nicest person to her friends, but at the same time I can really relate to her because I am kinda the same as Lucy- although if I don’t know someone then I’m really shy and quiet but afterwards I’m teasingly mean to them.

Anyway, Mike, she hasn’t been trying to ruin your life! How are you to sit there and make her out like a horrible demon when she was just trying to tell Sandy to make your FIRST NIGHT TOGETHER EVER SINCE THIRD GRADE special!? Arrrgghhh…

You know what Michael, bad things happen to people who do bad things to others. Lucy already had her Karma whiplash and now it’s time for yours. You had nothing but good things happen to you after you’ve been a HUGE JERK! You are a meanie face. I mean, even before you started to hate Lucy, in third grade you were a huge jerk but she still accepted you back as her friend after you LEFT HER. She didn’t even turn around and said she hate you, she just acted like nothing has ever happened.

But, oh no, Michael. You are just sooooooooooo right. Lucy is the devil and did nothing but try and ruin yourrrrr life! -Heavy Sarcasm.- Furious Abbey Mad Lucy

Ezra July 19, 2012, 12:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #227740

did it just go from “aw, that’s just adorable :3” to “WHAT DAFUQ?!?!” in 10 seconds?

mad hatter September 8, 2012, 8:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #232265

Alright. Perfect solution to the love triangle.
TAKE THEM BOTH MIKE. TAKE THEM BOTH. YOU CAN ALWAYS HAVE BOTH.

Hoodlum November 4, 2012, 3:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #242562

YOU

BITCH

(Mike)

Sambo April 5, 2013, 11:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #284564

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCC CCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE RRRRRRRRRRRRRRR YOU SIR ARE A ****ER MICHEAL

TemplarArchon_Hunter July 29, 2014, 12:23 AM EST.

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