71. Just Beautiful, page posted 7/6/12

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Comment ID #221221

Freak da freak out! Man, Mike jumps to conclusions faster than the Republican Party. Just before, Sandy stated that Lucy told her that Mike was having a hard time and was sad. Somehow, Mike assumes that Lucy was trying to “ruin his life”. Then Sandy is just like, “Calm yo buns, foo!”
Is it just me or does Mike seem like he regrets his previous treatment of Lucy just a little bit. Otherwise, he would have probably said something along the lines of, “So what if i yelled at her, she deserved it, constantly trying to ruin my … etc.” To which Sandy would have most likely been appalled.

Also, Carson has not appeared in 11 chapters. I’m starting to think he may still be stuck in that hole.

Nikita July 6, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #221222

._.
bad mike

Kyute July 6, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #221223

Pretty reasonable response there from Sandy

Awe July 6, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #221224

I’m genuinely surprised here. I really thought Sandy would even consider what Lucy had said if Mike told her not to. Interesting development here!

Lush July 6, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #221225

Mike it´s losing control xD

LuckyCat July 6, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #221226

o_o Wow….I suddenly like Sandy….

Axel July 6, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #221227

Mike freaks out…. when she says Lucy told her that he was feeling down… does he even listen..?
Hopefully this text will make him feel like an ***

Order_66 July 6, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #221228

………. THE NEXT BUTTON IS BROKEN! NOOOOO!! Welp, until monday then. Man, cliff-hanger :C

Subaru July 6, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #221229

Oh goddammit Taeshi and your cliffhangers!

I totes respect Sandy in this.

Jinx. July 6, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #221230

*TRIED* to sever ties? Mike, you made it pretty clear from then on that you wanted nothing to do with Lucy.

Glad to see Sandy being the mature one here.

Aika July 6, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #221231

Oh bless you Sandy, bless your heart..! Kudos in every way for keeping a cool head! I am very quickly warming up to her! :D

I really hope this is the beginning of the healing process.

Please please PLEASE actually READ the message Mike..! Keep it together!

Love this little twist Taeshi! ;)

Ryuko July 6, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #221232

SANDY IS MY WIFE
I LOVE HER NOW

sandyismywaifuok July 6, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #221233

sandy being pretty level headed which is good someone needs to be smart about this for mike’s and generally lucy’s sake.

i don't know July 6, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #221234

heheheh it all comes together now… mikes whipped!

kytan July 6, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #221235

I find it funny that he didn’t want Sandy to know he yelled at Lucy

ChexMix July 6, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #221236

i am not going to say any judgement until i see the expression of Mike after reading the text.

Chileanguy July 6, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #221237

Haha a perfect cut-off point to leave us on tenterhooks untill monday; Commendably done! :nope:

Hiccupby July 6, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #221238

Glad to see that Sandy was understanding and knew that Mike meant well. I’m one of the only Mike did the right choice supporters in existence, and I know he acted rashly. I just hope this doesn’t escalate too far, and maybe now that Lucy has learned a lesson or two everyone can sort this out.

Jayfeather21 July 6, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #221239

After seeing this page, Sandy certainly earn my respect, seeing as she was standing up for Lucy. ;)

As for Mike, his attitude needs to change and hopefully, this message will be enough (at least, I hope). :/

Nimbus26 July 6, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #221240

This chapter be awesome, but… this is just because I played Animal Crossing, but every time I see a shot where someone has no face, I wanna draw something there Blanca-style. And yes, I made that reference 5 or 6 chapters ago. I’m nothing if not consistent.

Shiloh July 6, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #221241

I just feel Mike is afraid of losing sandy. That he thinks that Lucy will pull cheap shots to get to him. Remember when daisy tried to use the crowd in the carnival to keep Mike from rejecting her? Take a step in his shoes for a second. Also, its nice to see how some people conveniently forget how Lucy can be a jerk to Mike, but only Mike gets penalized for it.

MagicMan July 6, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #221242

I respect Lucy for this. The message will inevitably be something reasonable and may show how Lucy has grown as a person after being rejected. If that is the case, I’m glad she could suck it up and try to be happy and help her former friend. After hearing what she did from Mike, the person she loved and spent all her time with for years, it takes guts to wish them well in their future. No matter how much Lucy abused Mike, and no matter how much Mike resented her for that, swallowing your pride this way is a big step. Good job, Lucy.

Mattaki July 6, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #221243

I get the feeling Mike is about to realize what an *** he’s been

Richthofen July 6, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #221244

Ok I’m officially on Sandy’s side now!!!!!! XD seriously though I think Mike is the only one with a problem, Taeshi I freaking love you!!!!!!!!! I cant wait till Monday its to far away I will never survive the wait!!! I knew Lucy was gonna send her something incredibly sweet which just makes Mike look like an a** for freaking out :unsure: :D Mad Lucy :P

:) July 6, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #221245

UGH, cliffhanger :(

Moshilun July 6, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #221246

And this is why I like Sandy :D
I figured she would end up just showing Mike the message, but now I’ll have to wait till Monday to see what it actually says >_<
You and your cliffhangers, Taeshi :P

Eve July 6, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #221247

Okay.
Okay, there is a chance where Mike could see that Lucy was being heartfelt and helping him out. There is a chance where things could actually be okay between them and they’ll be friends.
MAN, I KINDA WANT THAT CHANCE. But I also really want Lucy to get rid of her dependency issues, and building that bridge again wouldn’t help. Bahh.
I like how Sandy’s handling this. Being kind of assertive, not just shrugging it off. I mean, she’s being the innocent-ignorant, sweet little lady she’s always been, but I’m getting used to that sugary little personality.
The text has to be good since Sandy is showing it to him, right? BUT EVERY TIME I GUESS SOMETHING ON HERE I’M WRONG SO AUGH. I guess I like that, the comic is unpredictable, which is a great trait and is what makes it so nice to read.
Finally, I like the art on this page! Good expressions and poses. I love how pleading and desperate Mike looks in panel 4, and the nervous way he’s holding himself in the last panel. So goodddd.

Oso-De-Clare July 6, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #221248

Awwwww what? Waiting till next week just to see a ****ing text? Better be one damn one.

Leo-Inu July 6, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #221249

I’m kind of glad the predictions that Sandy would instantly be appauled by Mike’s delusional freakout were wrong. If anything, this should show all Sandy’s haters that she really is a kind, level-headed girl.

I’d still be plenty happy if this screwed up thier relationship, but that’s more because I think Sandy deserves better than Mike. But I digress….

If anything, I hope this really wrecks Mike mentally and emotionally. I feel like something really emotionally hurtful needs to happen to him, if only for karma.

OverlordRoo July 6, 2012, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #221250

I hope mike feels guilty about all this :unsure:

supertails19 July 6, 2012, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #221251

I have a feeling Lucy will go on a tenderly bitter tangent explaining to Sandy that she loves Mike, and she will always love Mike, but in her love she knows that the only thing she can do is to let him go, and that she hopes that Sandy can show Mike even a fraction of the love she secretly holds for him, and that that will be enough. But I really really really hope this isn’t like a “wrap up loose ends suicide note” (oh god please no) because this text partnered with her abruptly sad ending in her conversation with Paulo seems almost vaguely self-harm-ish. Please Lucy for the love of all that is bitter sweet dont do anything rash and over emotional while Mike is miles away (though that could lead into Paulo doing (another) life saving scene, which could maybe make the relationship stronger.) Dont give up hope Lucy! We Love you!

Frodomann1 July 6, 2012, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #221252

I’m starting to like Sandy. She seems a lot more mature than in previous chapters. While I still have hope for Mike x Lucy, I can’t really blame Sandy for the position she’s in. Maybe Sandy can slap some sense into Mike, who’s about as paranoid as I am. Which isn’t good. Hopefully Mike will come to his senses and realize that Lucy’s not the demon he portrays her as.

Qsandas July 6, 2012, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #221253

D:mike, you ***! that the heck! that’s not nice! ;_;
every one screws up, but sandy didn’t mean to rip her heart to get rid off her! she may have wanted you 2 to make up instead of become enemies!

jell-o-cat July 6, 2012, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #221254

I seriously love how desperate Mike looks in panels 3 and 4. It shows that he’s only acting so negatively towards this because he’s so scared of losing Sandy, the one person who’s been keeping him going these days (aside from Daisy, Abbey and Sue, of course). Fear can make people do bad things. Can’t wait t’ill Monday!

Flara July 6, 2012, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #221255

At least Sandy is being a bit more mature and calm about this. Granted her tone to his name seems even a little scolding. I wonder if she’ll be suspicious of such a freak out without her seeming upset at all to the message. I do hope the message pretty much goes something like “Mike’s been down, he could do some cheering up, and you’d be the one who would make him most happy.” Without anything else. From Sandy’s reaction, she does seem more mature, but maybe suspicious of Mike’s reaction. Only more pages will tell :-P

Glass July 6, 2012, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #221256

Ah, so that’s what he was thinking. Well, it’s good that he can get this eye-opener now, and realize he’d been worrying over nothing. Maybe even apologize to Lucy, if his Big Boy Pants are ready for him.

Kylie July 6, 2012, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #221257

Sandy. :D
She is being so mature! I’m really starting to like her now, hehe. I hope Mike will finally understand that Lucy is trying to help him out.

And really? TRIED? You did not just try, Mike. You made your point LOUD and CLEAR. Just at least TRY to listen to Sandy without freaking out again, Mike.

HimbeCat379 July 6, 2012, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #221258

I honestly never saw Sandy in a bad light. She didn’t really do anything bad to be hated, but at the same time, until now, I didn’t know enough to judge her. But now…I can say, she’s AWESOME.

Mike on the other hand, is a no-no. He’s too rash, too mean, and jumps to conclusions way too fast. He sounds way too desperate to look good. I honestly hope he fixes up his attitude and apologize AND make it up to Lucy. I know she was an abusive friend, but what he yelled was no excuse. He could have done it civilly but he didn’t.

Kudos to this page

AngryBird July 6, 2012, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #221259

Remember! Sandy is the reason Mike is mad. So dont make Mike out to be this crazy a**, remember that he was at a breaking point by always being abused by this girl who WONT LEAVE HIM ALONE.

MagicMan July 6, 2012, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #221260

Lucy is really nice sep down, unfortunately she has a weird way of showing it and not always the best judgement

Order_66 July 6, 2012, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #221261

Do I sense a guilt trip comin’?
‘cause Mike totally deserves it.

Lunacy July 6, 2012, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #221262

I’ve said it once, and I’ll keep saying it.
Mike’s a douche.
Sandy is a sweetheart.
Mike’s a douche.

Have a nice night everyone

yayleo July 6, 2012, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #221263

OMB!! OMK!!! OMG!!! I was waiting for this moment1!!221!!111.
Mike, is time for you to realize how Lucy feels and how much she tries to help you, she wants to be friends with you, not to ruin your life, not to take you away from Sandy hhahahahahahahahahahah.
o noes, I am going insane…

Bolverk July 6, 2012, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #221264

Mike is totally going to either have an epiphany, or screw up this first meet SO BADLY that Sandy will hate him for how he’s acting. God this story is addicting! :O

follarch July 6, 2012, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #221265

Sands is so amazing. It’s too bad that Mike is basically worthless. I hope she realizes how ugly that boy is inside.

nona July 6, 2012, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #221266

I…need to know what happens….like now D:

Delusional July 6, 2012, 12:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #221267

*Wonders how many readers failed to remember Sandy doesn’t remember who Lucy is.* No WONDER she’s so calm, eeeeh? X3

Jessica U. Ingmann July 6, 2012, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #221268

For some reason, I think the title to this chapter isn’t because of Sandy anymore…

Mew July 6, 2012, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #221269

Taeshi: Mistress of Cliffhangers.
WHY MUST YOU KEEP US IN SUSPENSE?!

Hinochi July 6, 2012, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #221270

In my personal opinion Mike is even more emotionally damaged than Lucy is at this point….I love insanity…they do have a right to be considering their pasts and everything and I still love them both…this is why I never hated Sandy…and I was right to…actually I never hated any of the characters because all of the main ones at least have an essential role in this story…

I can’t wait until Monday…the suspense will make my eyeballs pop out and I’ll use them for jump ropes…

Sirius July 6, 2012, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #221271

After being yelled at like that by mike and being called a parasite by him there was no doubt in my mind that lucy would try to do something to ruin things between mike and sandy ^this is now starting to make me think otherwise, bravo lucy your a better person than i thought you were. If the message says “i wish you and mike a long and happy relationship” or something like that i think i will actually cry tears of joy and sadness(i don’t know if that is possible but i will try). I’ll love this comic no matter what direction it takes. Keep up the good work, we love you Taeshi. Also, sorry if anything i say upsets anybody.

supertails19 July 6, 2012, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #221272

*claps* Great way to redeem Sandy in one fell swoop Taeshi, while her actions before in “December” were right, they made her look a little weak or prone to being led by her emotions.

In this one moment Sandy shows a remarkable amount of maturity, she’s not emotionally matching Mike’s raised emotional levels by getting angry or upset. Or reacting much to Mike’s sudden reactions or protests. She just assumes control and makes him read the text.

Whatever Lucy said, it certainly isn’t whatever Mike is making it out to be. Plus Sandy seems compassionate enough to defend this girl she doesn’t know, even if said girl is the same one that hurt her beloved “Maishul” so. I suspect what follows is a text apology to Sandy and Mike (sort of) of all the things she didn’t get the chance to say or couldn’t say to Mikes face. With a “he’s kind of unhappy right now, so I hope you can make him happy” part too.

Jennytablina July 6, 2012, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #221273

Wow, Sandy sure seems pretty nice! At first, I was thinking that they wouldn’t work out together, but I think she can handle him well.

TheCountryBoy July 6, 2012, 12:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #221274

Ugh! Finally!
Maybe now that Sandy has seen the better side of Lucy, maybe Mike can finally get a grip and realize that she isn’t the parasite that he’s been telling himself that she is.

Of all the things that Lucy COULD HAVE sent to Sandy, things that could of completely sabotaged or destroyed Sandy and Mike’s relationship, she chose to tell Sandy about Mike’s lousy week and to make sure she cheered him up. And right after that massive ragefest too.

I guess in that way, she’s sort of making up for all the times she’s been a jerk to Mike. He was always there for her, and now she’ll be there for him. Even when he doesn’t want her there.

Keep teh drama comin guys :)

Mr. Ridiculous July 6, 2012, 12:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #221275

serves you right what you will read for being such an ***, ***!! Furious Abbey

bankai July 6, 2012, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #221276

Mike… He’s far too brash. Believeing Lucy has done something bad, when in truth she’s merely trying to help him. She loves him, and Sandy is clearly her love-rival, but she seems to merely want him to be happy. Mike just can’t seem to see that. Even after he chewed her out with his “Poor Me, I Hate You” speech, she still tried to help him and get him out of his slump.

ScrabMaster July 6, 2012, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #221277

I feel scared for Lucy now. I’ve reread everything up to now and I remembered the bully from the earlier chapters. What if he goes after Lucy before Mike can talk to her again?

I can’t wait to see what happens next ^^ This is the best story I’ve read in a long time ^^

Alex T July 6, 2012, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #221278

Yea, you peice of crap!!!! Sandy doesn’t like you so much now, does she! :D

Firefly July 6, 2012, 12:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #221279

OMG A CHARACTER THAT UNDERSTANDS AND LISTENS TO REASON. I HAVE NOT SEEN A CHARACTER GRACE MY SCREEN WITH SUCH A PERSONALITY IN YEARS. i love sandy now :love:

Just-a-Lurker July 6, 2012, 12:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #221280

I like how she derailed his melt down. Sandy you gained a lot of respect from me today. And on a side note. I find it ironic that he broke Lucy’s heart and then her reaction is to help him get what he wanted. I find that as a step in the right direction for her. I hope after this round of absence she comes back over her thing for mike and ready to move on.

Fluffy July 6, 2012, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #221281

Sandy teamed up with lucy.ha

jun yang July 6, 2012, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #221282

What the hell??!? 23:56 pm and there are 61 comments already. Seriously?? Anyway… Damn you, cliffhangers!!

Kristy July 6, 2012, 12:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #221283

UGUU SANDY UGUU
+1 point for shutting Mike up!

Milly July 6, 2012, 12:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #221284

Okay I’m starting to get serious respect for Sandy. She handled Mike’s paranoid freak fest incredibly well and she talked him down quickly without him taking it to far.

I really hope that it can be something really sweet and touching and Mike can feel like such a ********* because even though he’d tried to ‘sever ties’ in the cruelest way possible she still thought of him.

Skykittykat July 6, 2012, 12:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #221285

@sandyismywaifuok

A waif (from the Old French guaif, stray beast)[1] is a living creature removed, by hardship, loss or other helpless circumstance, from his original surroundings. The most common usage of the word is to designate a homeless, forsaken or orphaned child, or someone whose appearance is evocative of the same.
(Wikipedia)

Good to know.

Telta July 6, 2012, 12:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #221286

Sandy is pretty awesome, indeed.

Paw July 6, 2012, 12:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #221287

Hah, so much sandy hate as been reverted because of this xD

Haiku July 6, 2012, 1:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #221288

I like how Sandy calmed Mike down, but at the same time I kinda don’t want Lucy to get off totally Scott-free here. Mike is acting paranoid and over-the-top but Lucy, whether deliberate or not, has physically and emotionally hurt him for a very long time, and the fear of losing Sandy has only added to his resentment of her.
It seems like by people have forgotten all the times Mike has stood up for and protected Lucy only to be hurt. Mike has hurt Lucy too, and while he could have handled the situation ALOT better, he didn’t turn on Lucy for no reason. I know Lucy is a good person deep down, but I think Mike is too - he’s just very upset and frightened at the moment, and he has a reason to be in all fairness.
I hope they both grow up from this and can be friends again.

Dolphinbread July 6, 2012, 1:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #221289

….. Beautiful page….

….. Sandy is awesome….

….. So is Taeshi….

….. I have nothing else to say here….

Psychodrome July 6, 2012, 1:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #221290

EXACTLY! Come on Mike, don’t over exaggerate. She isn’t trying to ruin your life, sheesh.

BLANKITY BLANK July 6, 2012, 1:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #221291

I love how he still seems to think that he only “tried”. Is he really that pathetically blind?

on an up note, I’m really happy about the way Sandy responded.
she didn’t just bend to mike and freak and drop the phone or anything.
She was also quite reasonable. :D

I think that if anything, Lucy left her name because she thought Sandy might remember her, and she wanted to appologize personally, and knew that the “new and improved, now five times more brilliant” mike would never allow it.

I’m feeling okay about Sandy so far.
hopefully between her and this text, mike will realize what an *** he’s been, and come back to Planet Reason and Rationality.


@Dolphinbread
you forget that Mike started it all when they were children.
Lucy’s stood up for him many times only to get hurt, and several that put her life in danger.
If you wanted to talk “equal”, they were “equal” after Lucy realized and appologized and went to lengths that were very difficult and frightening for her in order to show her affections clearly, and after that, back off and just genuinely be happy for him and be his friend.
Mike had the right to be shocked, reluctant, freak out for awhile.
He had the right to be a little firm in his rejection once he’d tried nicely and she clearly hadn’t understood…..
but he’s gone far beyond that.
He does NOT have excuses for THIS MUCH /pure/ hatred.
no-one has an excuse for that.

ugh. July 6, 2012, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #221292

Panel 1: EX-FOCKING-ZACTLY. Thank you, sandy.
Now Mike, activate youre time machine scarf, and slap yourself before you freak out over nothing.
Curtisimo - slowly becoming British
.

Curtisimo July 6, 2012, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #221293

Alrighty Mike. Time for you to feel like an @$$.

… @$$.

Skygaze July 6, 2012, 1:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #221294

So many cliffhangers, at this rate were just gonna fall off the dang cliff.
ba-dum tschhh! 8-D
…the heck did i just post…? :x

BlackBombay July 6, 2012, 1:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #221295

I am so much like him, it’s not even funny DX

TishonHeart July 6, 2012, 1:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #221296

Hopefully after mike sees the text, Sandy will become curious as to why mike was freaking out, so he is forced to tell sandy what he did.

BlackBombay July 6, 2012, 1:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #221297

I actually liked mike until now. I hope sandy says to stop being an a**hole and to not be afraid of losing her. Also to stop being mean to Lucy. Lol Team Sandy

airborn999 July 6, 2012, 1:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #221298

I can feel it, someone’s about to feel like a dick, It’s so close, damn you weekend! You’re useless during the summer!!

Redneck July 6, 2012, 1:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #221299

Taeshi if this is what I think it is I will love you forever!

KiwiKoala July 6, 2012, 1:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #221300

God damn it Mike, stop being a panicked baby. Not only does Sandy look more mature, she is much more mature than Mike. Lucy isn’t the type to spite people, especially after what he’s done to her, and I’m sure deep down he knows this but is just generally being a dick. = \

Looking forward to the rest of the text…

Kuro July 6, 2012, 1:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #221301

Mike feels like a jerk in 3…2…1…

I now love Sandy…..LucyxSandy OTP!

OmegaB July 6, 2012, 1:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #221302

Taeshi, your way too good at leaving people in suspense. XD

Minty Winter July 6, 2012, 1:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #221303

Why does everyone forget that Lucy spent years physically and emotionally abusing this kid? She would beat on him at every opportunity, wouldn’t show him any sort of gratitude or even a bit of politeness when he needed it, and would use him as a living security blanket whenever she felt like she needed comfort. I may not agree with the exact manner in which he handled it, but I think that Mike was in no way wrong to get rid of Lucy. Those sorts of stagnant, one-way relationships are hell on the person on Mike’s side of things.

CaecusDaemon July 6, 2012, 1:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #221304

I reckon Lucy’s text is going to be a stab at Mike’s heart. Gawd, it will probably be a stab to mine as well!! ;_;

Cavara July 6, 2012, 2:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #221305

@MagicMan:

This…this…a thousand times, this!

Chocothunda July 6, 2012, 2:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #221306

Oh my gosh, THANK YOU SANDY! Mike is starting to calm down.
Now we get to see what Lucy sent!!!!!!!!! I’m so excited! :3

Aly July 6, 2012, 2:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #221307

I can’t believe in the character’s story time, that incident was only one week ago….

Warrior July 6, 2012, 2:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #221308

Sandy! You angel! You are too good for that douche.

Jemima July 6, 2012, 2:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #221309

hahahaha faster than the republican party *EPIC HIGH FIVE*

Bleep bloop July 6, 2012, 2:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #221310

Leu: I agree Jemima

Tai: Mike just chillax! EVEN YOUR GIRLFRIEND IS TELLING YOU TO READ OT BEFRE REACTING WOW!

Leu: Douche.
Tai: Agree.

Tai and Leu brothers July 6, 2012, 2:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #221311

Maishul, what a stupid name :D

herbert herb he July 6, 2012, 2:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #221312

@CaecusDaemon

you answered your own question…..
the problem isn’t that he decided there was too much damage to be friends,
the problem is the way that he handled it.

But I think a lot of people don’t see past Lucy’s rough way of showing affection,
either.
she never once tried to hurt him.
she even risked her life multiple times for him when she didn’t have to.

what’s more, because of what MIKE accidentally did when they were little, she has trouble openly showing her affections.
she’s a very loving person who gets deeply attached to those she loves.
when you consider all the ways people can and do abuse that sort of love, you can imagine how scary it is to have no control over how attached you get to someone.

being rough about the way she shows her affections allowed her to show them without having to admit to herself that she was showing them.
She thought Mike knew. when she realized he didn’t, she tried to be up front, but she was still terrified of being rejected and abandoned again. she kept dragging her feet, till eventually she realized it was now or never.


When she finally told him, she was rejected again. her second to worst fear confirmed. after that, she was terrified that this would make her lose what she treasured most, their frienship.
In a way, it’s a vicious circle, because that makes her all the more desperate to appeal to him so he’ll stay. but in doing so, she pushes him further away, which makes her more desperate, and so on an so forth.
Eventually, she forced herself to calm down and just try to keep it together and show him that she could be a good friend.
she started being honest and open, knowing she’d be rejected every time. ( which is incredibly difficult for someone who’s mind and emotions work the way hers do )
In the end, she was being a good and genuine friend, and wanting nothing more from it.

She was happy to get to hangout with him as a friend, she was happy to hear about Sandy, and happy to see him happy, even though she knew she wasn’t the cause for it.


I understand Mike being a little confused or hesitant at first.
and I understand his being a little firmer/harsher once he realized that trying to get the point to her nicely wasn’t going to do it.

but the extent to which he took it was beyond either of those.
the extent he took it to was pure, limitless, hatred.
It served no purpose, it solved nothing, it was not out of shock or an attempt to push her away.
It was extreme, deliberate hatred with intent to hurt her as much as possible and with no remorse. He had already gotten the point across to her that he wanted nothing to do with her.
She had already been leaving him alone.
She was only at his house because the teacher stuck them together.
She was happy to see him happy when she knew she wasn’t the source of it.
She was happy to know that things were going well with Sandy.
What he did has no excuse.
He didn’t need to date her. He didn’t need to get rid of Sandy.
He didn’t even have to be her friend.
But he did NOT need to go about it the way that he did. He did NOT need to take it to the extent that he took it. He did NOT have to twist everything around and insist that she was conspiring against him. especially when it was things she had no control over, like the teacher assigning them as partners.


edit: and another rational reason to Lucy’s reluctance to admit her affections openly—-
for a long while after Sandy moved, Mike just pretended Lucy was Sandy.
I don’t know about you, but if a guy had been settling for me because I looked like the girl he really wanted to be with, and he was always pretending I was her instead……
Yeah, I’d be a little reluctant to kiss him or date him. I’d always have to wonder if he was only doing so because he was pretending I was her. and it would be even worse if I knew they were still in touch, because if he was only settling for me to pretend I was her, then when the real thing came back, he’d leave me. and if I actually cared about him, that would flipping kill me.

ugh. July 6, 2012, 2:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #221313

If there’s a guilt trip coming for Mike, I want it to be so bad he’ll….he’ll…he’ll feel frickin’ terrible about himself!!!

Anon Cannon July 6, 2012, 2:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #221314

Well Mike , my friend, you should never freak out and say you don’t have feelings for someone before you’re asked, because it usually speaks to the contrary…

Hey, this is Xenos.
Don’t respond to this.

Xenos July 6, 2012, 2:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #221315

I wanna see Lucy being a nice girl and wishing them all thye best in their relationship and then Mike walking hading home remembering all he said to her and feeling like the biggest dick

Enigma July 6, 2012, 2:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #221316

@ugh.
LET ME LOVE YOU! I couldn’t have said it better myself and I’m surprised your comment isn’t starred. I agree with every bit. Lucy has had a rough time. They both used to be amazing friends which obviously leads to affection. I’d sadly blame Sandy a little bit too for this. Everything went amazingly until that one call. But it’s good to see her being nice. I’m more of a MikexSandy fan and a PauloxLucy, but Mike once confessed he loved her and I’m sure that the seeds of MikexLucy are going to grow into a beautiful tree.
Man I sounded like a hippie xD

Wolftail July 6, 2012, 2:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #221318

I wonder if another page will be enough for the whole text and if by the end of it Michael will have calmed down or if he’ll freak out even more!! XD

Cavara July 6, 2012, 2:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #221319

Honestly, every new page Im more and more convinced that the authors exclusively write Mike to be hated. Thats so disappointing because Mike has a lot of damage, and its moments like these that make it look like its as much as Lucy, and worst part is Lucy is the cause of his grief. Then the writers just go to town at writing Mike as a huge *******. When Lucy is being hurt she cries and spirals downwards. When Mike is hurt, he gets angry and acts out. I feel like people arent properly validating him just because theyre dealing with their pain differently (their experiences are different, so why would they handle it the same?). Especially when Sandy was his sanctuary, and the cause of his pain (Lucy) showed up in a situation she never should have been involved in in the first place. This was about Sandy + Mike. Hes waited years for this. Now suddenly its Mike + Sandy + Lucy??? He also knows that shes prone to instability, so he feared the worst. Seems reasonable based on her typical breakdowns hes witnessed. You can say that Lucy is TRYING to grow up, but Mike hasnt seen the same scenes the reader has. He hasnt seen things from our perspective. He cut ties to save himself and that was okay for him to do because hes not a martyr. He had to fully seperate her from dependency. So ofcourse he doesnt know because hes not viewing this from every perspective like we are. Still the only thing on peoples minds is “typical Mike douchebaggery”. Regardless, Lucy being a part of this intimate moment by talking to Sandy, something that shouldnt have involved her was something immature and stupid. If she wanted to reach out to him….then Time, Place, Occasion. Shes still making the same mistakes because if she thought about it I think she would have realized how impulsive and reckless that was. I think she did it more for the sake of convincing herself she was moving on rather than just helping Mike, but that idea comes secondary, Ill wait for the text to possibly shine some extra light.

Skylan July 6, 2012, 2:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #221320

Hey! Why don’t we give Mike a break? I love Lucy to death, and I feel for her, but really? He’s already emotionally compromised. Can you blame a guy for jumping to conclusions? I know I’d make the same comclusion, especially after all of the things I said to her. And I still think she deserved to have her *** chewed out by Mike. She clung far too much to him, and she needed this as much as he did.

I’m not saying he was completley right, but please. Just give the guy a break. Everyone deserves one. How many has Lucy gotten? Give Mike a big one now, and let this scene continue with Mike unmolested

nsvoboda July 6, 2012, 2:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #221321

@Wolftail
thank-you o.o;
bahahaha. I come from a town full of hippies. x3
they’re nice people ;D a little strange on occasion….. but quite nice. ^_^

I’m really hoping for MikexSandy and PauloxLucy myself x: ( as long as Jazzie’s okay with the way things turn out…. ;^; )
I think they seem like much better fits…..

I can’t bring myself to hold things against Sandy…..
I know that when they were children, she always tried to get Mike to include Lucy,
and while she did over-react a little later on, I don’t think she wanted Mike to act so harshly, and I think she’d be horrified to learn what’s been going on…..
she over-reacted a little, gave Mike some mildly over-reactive but well-meant advice,
and Mike took it ran with it so hard that he launched everything off a cliff…..

she probably thought he’d figure out some rational way to cut ties with her. I doubt she thought he’d do it in the worst way possible, and then continue to metaphorically beat her to a bloody pulp. ( which realistically done would have been far kinder. )

I’m sure if Sandy had realized, she would have tried to stop him. and I’m sure if she ever learned exactly what happened, she’d be incredibly upset and distraught…..

ugh. July 6, 2012, 2:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #221322

Jeez. If that situation was mine I wouldn’t get so angry like that Mad Lucy

DezRaffy July 6, 2012, 2:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #221323

Oh, silly, silly Mike. You are seriously just gonna ruin your life by continuing to be the jerkface that you are/have been for like X chapters.

Name not found July 6, 2012, 3:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #221324

this is what I know:
Mike accidentally hurt Lucy when they were kids.
As a result, Lucy became withdrawn, and accidentally hurt Mike in the process.
Mike realizes he hurt Lucy, he tried to make up for it.
Lucy realizes she hurt Mike, she tries to make up for it.
now technically speaking, they’re “even”.
but then Mike knowingly and deliberately tears Lucy to pieces.
that’s not even any more. don’t act like it is.

Now it’s natural for Mike to be a little shocked, a little confused, a little nervous, a little reluctant to accept, a little defensive, making him seem angry.
That’s fine.
It’s also natural for Mike to be a little firm with Lucy, because he /did/ try to be nice about it at first, and I know that.
that’s okay too.

Now let’s stretch things a little, and say that he had a lot of anxiety built up, and that once it started leaking, it just kindof poured and he got sortof high off of it and couldn’t stop. It happens.
insert a few sessions of Mike raging.
a LOT of raging.
alright, we got all that out…..


then there was this.
Mike wildly twisting everything into a conspiracy against him, centered around Lucy, and some how caused by her.
Nevermind the fact that she had no control over partner assignments,
nevermind that she didn’t realize her friends were going to force them into a play together.
nevermind that she tried to get them to stop,
and tried to be as polite as possible about it and respect his space.
sarcasm ————————————> Oh no, she must have caused it somehow, and it’s all her plan to force him into marrying her. <————————————- sarcasm

You really don’t think that’s a little coocoo for cocoapuffs?
Guys. No guys, really, look.
Seriously?

and I’d be willing to stretch really hard and let that go…..



But then he purposefully does everything he can to hurt her and tear her to pieces.
Lucy has never done that to him.
No-one should ever do that to anyone.
I’ve had people do that to me,
and I’ve had chances to do the same to them,
and I would NEVER do it.
That’s inhumanely human. no decent human-being is that cruel.
If this weren’t a comic, no-one would try to say that that’s okay. That’s not okay. You don’t treat people that way, ever, no matter what.




edit: OFF TOPIC

oh, and I don’t think Sandy will freak out.
I think she’ll try to reason with him, maybe, I hope. and if she finds out what happens, I hope she’ll “scold” him.
But I doubt she’ll see his little slip-up and immediately run for the hills.
People make mistakes.
Some of them are excusable.
His isn’t.
But it’s still no reason to throw him into the dungeons of hell.
It’ll be forgiven even if it doesn’t deserve to be.
because that’s was decent people do.
and Sandy seems like a good person so far.

( IE,
“I was horny” is not an excuse for my boyfriend to cheat on me. =.=
It’s not excusable, but I still don’t think he should rot in hell for it,
nor would am I going to break up with him for once slip-up,
because I realize that he’s an idiot at times and that loving him includes loving him when he’s an idiot. )

ugh. July 6, 2012, 3:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #221325

Yes Sandy, please fix Mike’s brain. I know all us commenters haven’t always hated Mike, and wish he was the way he used to be. When he wasn’t blurting out crazy things, and when he had a good temper.

Also, I don’t understand how Mike began to so badly mis-interperet Lucy. She’s always cared for him, and he should’ve known that. Even through all the violence, it was obvious to everyone else how much she cared, so why couldn’t Mike see it? That’s just plain dense…

Chinatsu July 6, 2012, 3:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #221326

I knew Sandy wasnt so terrible, she only gave her opinion on what she heard from Mike, and he took those words to heart and went a step or two too high. Furious Abbey

Lucy tried to talk to mike about just being friends or at least get her emotions out so she can learn to not rely on him anymore. Mike wouldnt listen. So the only way Mike WOULD listen is by listening To Sandy, the only voice he WILL listen to.

Mike prepare for a major guilt punch in the guts…

anua July 6, 2012, 3:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #221327

You’re being quite unfair here, Mike. But at least you’re willing to see what she typed.

Damnit, what’s with all the cliffhangers!?

StushiJaguar July 6, 2012, 3:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #221328

“This is Lucy. Mike is a jerkface.”

FAKE July 6, 2012, 3:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #221329

Man, the longer Mikey goes, the more crazy he gets. I do like how Sandy is acting like a rational one in this convo and I’m starting to warm up to her. But now let’s throw our predictions and see how will this result:
A. Mike will still be an uber paranoiac douche and say it’s all a huge lie and conspiracy against him;
B. He ACTUALLY get’s a call back from reality and finally understands what amount of damage he has caused.
C. Sandy asks for more questions and actually gets the fully story and maybe realizes she in a way did KINDA cause this, not intentionally. But Mike being rock head stupid/crazy twisted her words in a different fashion to serve his needs.

kanashe July 6, 2012, 3:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #221330

oh god I’m scared.

Konikaa July 6, 2012, 3:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #221331

It looks like Sandy may of changed her opinion on Lucy since she seems gratfull for the text letting her know Mike was down for the past weeks and finds Mike’s behaviour a bit rash.

Death of Ink July 6, 2012, 4:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #221332

oky i don’t hate sandy that mach any more she is taking lucys side. she is a very nice person i was too quick to gage her. PS sorry for spelling.

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

Comment ID #221333

Okay, here it comes!

Mike’ll realize what Lucy felt for him.

Waldo July 6, 2012, 4:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #221334

I actually went back and reread the entire Lucy angst arc to current, and I realized there were a ton of clues to this point.

1) Lucy had a chat with Augustus about suicide in the library. He snapped her back to her senses by pointing out that her life isn’t all that bad because some guy wouldn’t return her feelings.

2) Lucy asked how he dealt watching Daisy be with Abbey and he said that even though it hurt inside, he was glad to see her happy with someone even if that someone wasn’t him, and that’s what kept him going. From his point of view Daisy hates him as much as Mike hates Lucy.

I think Lucy drew a lot of inspiration from that and that’s why she sent Sandy the text, to draw them closer together, and quite possibly take that mental step back from Mike while drawing a barrier “I’ve spoken to Sandy. I’ve passed him over. He’s not mine to fight for anymore.”

Honestly with the parallels between FFCat and Lucy I wouldn’t be surprised if they became good or best of friends. FFCat is just as quick witted as Lucy and won’t take any of her ********. He won’t let her form a dependency on him like she’d do with Paulo or Mike.

Also it now comes to light that Mike’s been distancing himself from Lucy NOT because she’s abusive, but because he’s afraid of Lucy trying to break him and Sandy up. It all started when Lucy yelled “Stop talking like my feelings aren’t a big deal” and yelled at him about loving a girl miles away more than her while the table yelled at him for not choosing Lucy. Before then, he was polite with her after the rejection. After she brought up Sandy in such a negative way did he get ******. The abuse, while a problem, was more of an excuse to feed the flame between them.

P-Wrappa July 6, 2012, 4:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #221335

Mike you better understand what Lucy mean.
Also I’m excited to see what Lucy typed.

Megadude July 6, 2012, 4:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #221336

yeah that’s right mike
just shut up and listen

pattatatta July 6, 2012, 4:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #221337

“Hey, this is Lucy. Don’t respond to this.

Mike’s been being an incredible jerk recently, has almost cheated on you several times in the past, and pretty much needs taking down a peg or two. When you meet him, distract him by showing him this text, then belt him over the head and put him in one of the modelling outfits.

Seriously, you’ll thank me for this later.”

…I couldn’t resist it. Sorry.

Yappy July 6, 2012, 5:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #221338

I keep refreshing, but the only thing changing is the amount of tears there are ;_;

Angiru July 6, 2012, 5:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #221339

Like much of the comments here, I do quite respect Sandy for at least trying to make Mike understand that Lucy isn’t as bad as he thinks she is. That is all.

Also would like to add, every page Taeshi makes, always a cliffhanger! ….makes me even more compelled to read more of the comic :) Keep em’ going.

eatedurtaco July 6, 2012, 5:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #221340

I’m actually starting to feel a little of sympathy for Michael. It was pretty clear that he didn’t really hate Lucy that much, but he did feel guilty for having her around. Maybe also because from the glimpses we’ve had of Sandy’s life it would seem that she barely has friends other than Mike, and he could feel guilty even just for having fun with Lucy as friends.
He probaly is most paranoid because he’s damn scared that he could somehow screw up things with Sandy, and this has been hinted enough both from his texts and from the first page of the chapter (OOOHMYYYYYGOOOOOD! - Haley skyrocketed in my favourite-character’s-list).
The big crossroad will be his reaction to the full text… Lucy loves you so much, and she’ll show you once more after all the cruel words you’ve thrown at her… will this soothe your heart or will it double your guilt?
Up until a day ago I would have just enjoyed watching karma payback, but now i feel almost sorry for him too.

P.S.: Taeshi please undo this sorcery you’ve cast on me, or i’m going to cry my eyes out when i’ll read the rest of Lucy’s text!!

Cavara July 6, 2012, 5:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #221341

Rational conclusion: Mike doesn’t deserve Sandy.

RandomFemme July 6, 2012, 5:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #221342

*applause*

Sandy, you just became one of my favourite characters in the show, just because you’re pretty much the only one other than Jazzie that seems to keep a cool head.

But by this page, it almost seems like Mike feels sorry for what he did to Lucy. I’m not jumping to conclusions, that’s just what I got.

Great page though! But did it have to be a cliffhanger? xP

Flashtastic July 6, 2012, 6:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #221343

always loved Sandy
glad to see that others are finally realising that she’s not a bad person/cat

varsity July 6, 2012, 6:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #221344

Well I hope you’re happy now Mike. To just say what everybody else has said, Sandy is such a sweet, kind, level headed person. I really wish there were more people like her. Lucy is great here too, she’s notbeing immature or vindictive, she’s handling this like like a pro, whereas most of us would have wanted to tell Sandy what a dirtbag Mike ad been. I hope he has to explain himself now.

Teddy July 6, 2012, 6:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #221345

Hmm… Sandy is surprising as a character, for sure.

Mike, on the other hand… *sigh*

Looks like I lost 10 bucks.

Blitkun July 6, 2012, 6:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #221346

lol dear sandy mike has a small one…..the end ^^

Alopex July 6, 2012, 6:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #221347

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAK WHY YOU TAKE FOREVER TAESHI! :nope:

alfie the artick fox July 6, 2012, 6:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #221348

Look at me! I’m Michael! I always expect the worst out of Lucy because I don’t realize her true potential as a person and only depend on my selfish needs! I’m an effective member of society! 8-D

ChuckTheGirl July 6, 2012, 7:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #221349

On a Friday…

On… A… Friday…



My heart…

Ditto July 6, 2012, 7:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #221350

I think the way Mike reacted there almost seemed suspicious, considering him and Lucy had quite the past together. Does Sandy even know about this yet?

I didn’t use to like Sandy, but I guess I never really knew her, but this chapter is really helping bring out her character, something I’ve been dying to see. I have to say I now like Sandy. She seems to be a good influence on Mike and is making him calm the heck down, something he really needs to do. Perhaps she will even convince Mike to become friends with Lucy again? I’m sure they could be if they just set some ground rules, sure it would be hard to trust again but if they worked hard enough they could be close once more.

It would be quite hilarious really “LUCY I WANT TO APOLOGISE BECAUSE SANDY SAID”, when he pretty much blamed his bad behaviour on something Sandy said to him before (except he probably did a lot worse then what Sandy was ever expecting him to do). Either way I think this text might shed some light on the situation and Mike might end up even feeling guilty? Realising that Lucy was trying her best to become a better person for him.

I also have another opinion of the situation…what if Mike does still love Lucy? What if he just loved Sandy more? I mean you do have to be faithful to the one whos stood by your side. I understand how Mike stayed with Sandy after Lucy declared her love, she was too late. It would be cruel for Mike to dump Sandy, someone who has stood by him and loved him because a old crush finally got the balls to say how she felt. However since he has grown closer to Sandy and loved her more he wanted to get rid of Lucy, that temptation, that threat to his relationship and thus cut Lucy off. I once had to stop seeing a friend because he wanted to date me and would often flirt with me, thus upsetting my boyfriend, since I cared more for my boyfriend I had to unfortunately cut that friend off. Mike faked his hatred to get Lucy to hate him for all the horrid stuff he said so she could move on quicker. Hate him instead of long for him. If you understand me…

Kit July 6, 2012, 8:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #221351

Man I can’t wait for monday!

mr.awesome July 6, 2012, 8:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #221352

@Glass

I didn’t know there was an audio recording.

I love how good this chapter is making Sandy look. She’s really been getting treated less fairly than any other character. I’m also starting to see how the chapter name can have dual usage. OHU, TAESHI.

theoktony July 6, 2012, 8:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #221353

Why did it have to be a Friday! I also love how everyone here is bipolar and changes their opinion of the characters every two days! I can only speculate what your minds are like in real life!

I can’t wait to see what Lucy wrote.

Animoty July 6, 2012, 8:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #221354

Hey, this is Lucy,

I’m sure Mikes’ told you all about me, if he hasn’t PUNCH HIM

Huh? July 6, 2012, 9:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #221355

Only got a few things to say today…
1) Mike you idiot.
2) Sandy, good job standing up to her.
3) I wonder what Lucy wrote. I expected something similar to this as she glanced over Mike phone. Surprisingly she’s stronger than she looks even if she is emotionally unstable.

I’m really eager for the next page.

Starkeyblade July 6, 2012, 9:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #221356

Read it and weep, skull****er.

TheX400096 July 6, 2012, 9:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #221357

THANK YOU SANDY!! THANK YOU FOR TRYING TO SET THIS ******* STRAIGHT!! :D

seriously, though, I think Mike finally regrets the way he was so un-needingly mean to Lucy. Hopefully he’ll apologize.

asimplefangirl July 6, 2012, 9:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #221358

Sandy..I love you. THANK YOU for having a level mind!

Lolly July 6, 2012, 9:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #221359

Hum, hum hum…..
Alright, I wonder if people still hate Sandy after this. She is doing just fine specially in this moment when Mike basically doesn’t listen to no one but her. Yeah yeah Mike turned to be quite rash lately but still he didn’t get to Lucy’s level yet. I’m afraid that people just bash his attitude cuz the whole **** called “girls hitting boys is always okay”. It’s funny tsunderes are just so loved no matter how bitchy they are, doesn’t it?
He is pretty upset right now for the thought about Lucy “ruining his life” cuz everyone knows that happened a lot before. No offense Lucy fans, but she kinda totally deserved this treatment. It’s the stuff “be yourself” but tsundere personalities does nothing but hurt everyone and shock treatment many times is the only solution.

See now Lucy is definitely trying to be a better person now. She is trying to overcome her own bitchiness. She knows Mike has a point, she was pretty cruel and abusive on him for too long. He had the right to rant otherwise she would never realize her own mistakes. Maybe this is a moment to Mike finally realize she is changing.

Well let’s just hope this change is not temporary to get him back and then turning into a bitch again.

Knux-the-Killer July 6, 2012, 9:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #221360

Just a random thought, there’s fifteen pages left and there’s already a ridiculously important plot point on the way.

Just imagine EVERYTHING that could happen! Especially if Mike’s reading/reaction doesn’t take up more than a couple of pages!

Ditto July 6, 2012, 9:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #221361

Thus Lucy proves to be a decent person, and shows Mike that she’s nicer that him.
I actually like Sandy. Shoot me, but I do. She’s far more mature than Mike, and it’s a good contrast - She’s the one who - may have - started Mike’s jerkishness towards Lucy, but she did it well-meaning, just like she trusted Lucy’s text because she cares about Mike (sometimes far more than he deserves).
Yeah.

Cam July 6, 2012, 9:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #221362

Okay, so here’s what I see:
Lucy texted something kind, and reasonable. Something that shows concern for Mike. Sandy believed Lucy.
Mike realizes that Sandy wouldn’t really like his treatment of Lucy. Deep down, he knows this, which is why he didn’t tell her about that treatment.
Lucy wants whatever will make Mike happy.
The only thing Sandy is sure of, from what I can tell, is that Lucy means well, and Mike hates her. “Why does she always try to ruin my life!?” “Totes didn’t try to break ties with her!” “I’m starting to really freak out here.”

Curse these cliffhangers.

Blossom July 6, 2012, 9:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #221364

Best and most heart breaking guess i can come up with :(


After verything mike and lusy has been threw, there friendship was the best tho some patches where of love.

I feel that mike will see this text and realize that lucy is everything he did think to be, feeling guilty he gose to her to say hes sorry.

But will lose a beast friend built over years togather. A hurtfull needed leason Mike should have.

sachan July 6, 2012, 9:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #221365

I’m somehow surprised by Sandy’s maturity. But then again, I’m not. She’s leading an adult life already, full of business, job interviews, proper clothing and responsibility. Way to go Sandy, for being a neutral party in this.

LH July 6, 2012, 10:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #221366

Muhahaha!
Ahahahaha!
Bwahahaha!
I can see it! I can see the ending!
This will be delicious.
For the first time, i’m actually anticipating what will be said next. The fact that it’s 3 pages a week makes this infuriating.
This needs to be seen altogether. Hopefully I’ll return in two weeks.
Don’t disappoint this non-existent commenter, Taeshi!

Never here July 6, 2012, 10:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #221367

wow this chapter makes me wonder
HOW CAN YOU HATE SANDY???

MrMan July 6, 2012, 10:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #221369

I am glad to read more dialog from Sandy. It’s good to get to know her a little better because before I couldn’t really go one way or the other. So far, she seems like a reasonable compassionate person :)

Iris July 6, 2012, 10:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #221372

There is the cliff go hang from it for the weekend ill be back on monday to read more than 2 sentences of what was written by Lucy to Sandy. the rest of you fee free to argue and debate over who said what to whom for what alterior motive. k thx bai

KitsuneHonor July 6, 2012, 10:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #221374

I remember a… few… past comments saying Sandy is a “Mary Sue”, mean, or evil-ish. This page does for that what Confrontation did for Lucy. Disproving negativity FTW! Maybe Mike will start seeing just how wrong he was for psychologically ripping Lucy a new one in spite of her attempts to be what he hated her for not being.

Hoheh July 6, 2012, 11:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #221375

I knew this week would end with a cliff-hanger; I’ll be on vacation this weekend, so I won’t be twisting in the wind Taeshi! :3

Uh-oh Mike, your hysteria is showing. Totes respect for Sandy for her demeanor. I wonder if Sandy will inquire why he’s acting the way he is… Course, he’d probably never tell how he really ‘severed ties’ with Lucy.
Both Mike and Lucy have real issues to deal with; former being in an abusive relationship, the latter several traumatic issues(possible PTSD from seeing Mike drowning, rejected by her peers at a young age, etc).
Lucy was the abuser in the relationship and she did need a good dose of reality, but not to the point Mike shown. Almost sadistic, I would say; he intends (maybe) to alienate her from not just him, but their friends as well.
Issues from childhood, no matter how trivial, can resonate for decades; someone should ask Abbey for his therapists’ #.

Typing on a 3ds BLOWS CHUNCKS.

Kureji-neko July 6, 2012, 11:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #221376

MICHEAL YOUR A DICK! (connected to ex)

ps. Sarah’s tail is fluffly! >w

Jaime July 6, 2012, 11:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #221377

I can’t wait for Monday, this is one of the most exciting BSCB cliff hangers ever!

Zoosmell July 6, 2012, 11:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #221378

SJNFJRLXJBDKXUXJDJUDKDI TAESHI THESE CLIFFHANGERS I SWEAR! Oh well guess I’ll wait till Monday. ;-;

Turbocharge July 6, 2012, 11:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #221379

I love how there is more text in one comments page than there has been in the entire history of BSCB XD Taeshi you are amazing, your comics are emotionally conflicting to the point of near insanity, and I sit on the edge of my seat for each and every new update from you. Love you lots ^.^

Frodomann1 July 6, 2012, 11:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #221381

MIKE, YOU ASSH/LE! JUST GIVE LUCY A CHANCE!!!! WHAT THE F/CK. I wish mike would drop dead. I wish santa would run HIM over with his reindeer.

MikeHater443 July 6, 2012, 11:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #221382

I swear ‘abuse’ is such a loosely used term here.

Nanai July 6, 2012, 11:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #221384

Mike, do I haer a little regret? You should regret it you ***!

Who? July 6, 2012, 12:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #221385

It looks like Sandy is joining Sue as one of the rational, drama-avoidant characters. Good for her!

splee July 6, 2012, 12:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #221386

I am very much liking Sandy. :3

Busty Laroo July 6, 2012, 1:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #221387

ahem* well if you don’t hear me from where your at, then i’l type it here : *RAGE FACE* FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF FFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU—— . if you still don’t hear me than you have a ear problem, cuz I’m fuuu-ing all night.

jell-o July 6, 2012, 1:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #221388

“but here’s my number
so call me maybe?”

end of txt

thgodfry July 6, 2012, 1:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #221389

Hnnnng <3 I’m glad Sandy is not your cliché manipulative biatch, but a caring girl. (at least I hope she is, you never know what happens in bcb XD)

Laufente July 6, 2012, 1:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #221390

I find it funny how Mike jumps to conclusions, while Sandy tries to calm him down.

It’s really nice that Sandy cares more about Mike at the moment than Lucy using his phone or whatnot.

Dang Mike, “There’s NOTHING between us” ? Someone sounds guilty XD

I really love Taeshi’s use of watercolor(?) by the way, especially since they’re so hard to use. :<

Sima July 6, 2012, 1:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #221393

Talking about art and watercolor… notice how the picture is fading in the end (unless this due to Taeshi issues , which i do not believe.. what do you reckon will be the visual reference in the next page? Back to december’s snow? Will we see Lucy texting? Will we see Mike’s face and his expressions while reading the text…?

Cavara July 6, 2012, 2:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #221394

I still hate Mike._.

Kitty July 6, 2012, 2:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #221396

What you need, mike, is to calm the heck down! You are acting like if wherever Lucy goes or whatever she touches, turns into a living hell to you. :nope:

fang July 6, 2012, 3:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #221397

I had a friend once who decided to cut ties with me. We’d known for over half our lives, briefly dated while in high school, and when he decided to get married, he sent me an e-mail about how he felt it was no longer appropriate for us to hang out. I was 18. He was 19. After hating him for a long time, I eventually got over it, and in my heart I wished him well. We eventually became friends again, too - he contacted me with a heartfelt apology a couple years later, and while we’ll never be the buddies we used to be, it’s a heck of a lot better than nothing.

I understand Mike. He’s terrified of anything that might chase Sandy away, and in an attempt to safe-proof what he wants, he tried to get rid of anything that might have been a problem, both now and later. He “hates” Lucy because of what she represents: an unfinished, difficult emotional situation. I feel that what happened in December was rightful. Mike really did need to tell Lucy exactly what was on his mind. So he did.

And maybe Lucy didn’t “deserve” to get chewed out like she did, but love and rejection aren’t always such simple things. Lucy needed to fully understand where Mike was in his heart; she was forced to realize it during December, and has now reacted exactly how Mike wanted her to - by staying away. With this chapter, I get a sense that Mike is about to fully understand where Lucy’s heart is - he isn’t going to like it, and it’s going to make him feel like crap, but he is going to understand.

(Though I do want to say, claiming that it’s Lucy’s fault for what Mike said in December is stupid. Sure, she has some personality problems and some heavy baggage, but she’s not a bad person. Little boys pick on little girls all the time, too, when the little boy has a crush and doesn’t know how to express himself - but it’s turned into a double-standard that I haven’t seen anyone address yet. When a boy picks on a girl, it’s usually seen as ‘mean but cute’ (and girls go crying to their parents when it happens). When a girl picks on a boy, it suddenly becomes ‘reason to hate her and call her a parasite’? Come on. Mike doesn’t strike me as someone to hold a grudge like that, either. While overreactive and dense, he’s not an idiot. They were children. Children beat up on each other. It’s called growing up.)

nyllyn July 6, 2012, 3:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #221398

Sooo I recently watched Gone With the Wind again, and Mike and Sandy remind me of two characters from there while Lucy is like the main character. Except Lucy is waaaaaay more BA.

taNi July 6, 2012, 3:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #221399

pom pom poooooooom OWNED XD

Jlaw July 6, 2012, 3:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #221400

Any dislike for Sandy I might have had is now all gone. Wow taeshi, what did you just do?

Even though Mike has told Sandy everything about his past with Lucy, he seems awful suspicious.
Maybe he’s the one who should be wearing the Monogamy shirt, not Paulo.

Odot July 6, 2012, 3:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #221401

I used to not like Sandy, but she seems like a nice person. :D
What I predict will happen is that Mike will read the text, realize that Lucy wants him to be happy, and he’ll be torn between the two for a bunch more chapters. The fact that he said he tried to break ties with her is proof to me that he still loves Lucy somewhere down in his heart and felt a bit guilty loving Sandy. :unsure:
Lucy is still awesome. Mad Lucy :D
Peace off,
Random Cat 8-D

Random Cat July 6, 2012, 4:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #221403

Me: :o
Nina: really mike? Really????
Me:complete
Nina:beach.(we censor are words)

Gomu July 6, 2012, 4:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #221404

both lucy and mike have been asses, mike just seems to have naturally assumed lucy would try to destroy his relationship. i really really really like sandy, she’s calm, kind and plays well as a referee in this whole mess. i just hope mike handles the text maturely, awesome page taeshi! 8-D

moviefreek July 6, 2012, 4:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #221405

@Knux-the-Killer

“Yeah yeah Mike turned to be quite rash lately but still he didn’t get to Lucy’s level yet.”

Yer serious, lol? What exactly is Lucy’s level and how did Mike not possibly shoot past it?

Nanai July 6, 2012, 4:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #221407

You can tell by the way he reacted that he really is out of his mind anytime Lucy is involved now. Paranoia strikes like a poison, and he assumes and spazzes out because the issues Lucy caused him really have taken a toll on his mind. He doesn’t think straight concerning her. Lucky Sandy is so, well, awesome at being a girlfriend.

Adrian Fife July 6, 2012, 5:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #221409

@AngryBird
I agree. Sandy is nice and everything, I don’t hate her at all(she seems to be standing up for Lucy at the moment, I give her a point for that). Mike is normally nicer then he has been- Lucy has her own personality, Mike seemed to accept that. Then he basically turned on her.

Person in the corner July 6, 2012, 6:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #221410

Oh good, I was beginning to like Sandy, I didn’t want her to be the total bad guy. Mike on the other hand, seems to judge things too fast and make hasty jumps to conclusions. This coupled with an inability to generally find a middle ground in emotions and let people down easily (Lucy and, I think he did so with Daisy too) causes him to be a jerk. I mean, there isn’t really an easy way to say “no” to someone, but calling them parasites usually isn’t the better method. :smirk:

Neospector July 6, 2012, 7:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #221412

Grrrr bitch

******* July 6, 2012, 8:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #221413

Sandy:+2
Mike:-8

Waugh July 6, 2012, 8:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #221414

i have always loved this comic. i laughed, i cried, i felt angry at mike, but most of all. i related to half the cast. just shows how great the comic is. for mike i have always hated him since what he did to Lucy. but looking at what he is going through. i have started to stop hating him. i started to feel bad for him.

The Wolven King July 6, 2012, 8:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #221415

If I Knew Mike did what he did to lucy I smash a Lead pipe over his head until he’d have down syndrome. -_-#

Anthonydafox July 6, 2012, 8:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #221416

I believe Mike is running away from problems again.

kernymi July 6, 2012, 8:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #221417

.-.

Invader Rex July 6, 2012, 9:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #221418

@ugh.
you just earned a ton of respect points from me :3 (+25). Not only are your comments logical, they’re also good to read and carry a lot of sense. They also tell your opinion on things quite clearly and without much ways they can e misunderstood. I also like how you don’t hate on characters like most people. ^-^

@Taeshi
TOO…MUCH…CLIFF HANGERS!! im gonna lose my grip and die if monday is ANOTHER cliff hanger x-x

@OmegaB
LucyxSandy…interesting O-o

Personal thoughts:
Well Sandy here is being quite level-headed, i expected this. She’s not a monster like people made her out to be before. What she showed wasn’t hate for Lucy, it was care for Mike. As always Taeshi, your art is always amazing, keep it up ☆〜(ゝ。∂)

To the haters:
Okay here, let me put it in a way so EVERYONE can understand.
Lucy side:
•She had problems mentally to begin with as with trauma and the problems about Mike accidentally hurting her.
•She saw Mike as her only real friend before which developed into affection for him.
•She was affraid of losing Mike and thought he knew about her feelings for him.
•When she realized he didn’t she tried to make up and be completely truthful and upfront with him, going back to her old, shy and nice self(go back to the chapter where she started to use violence due to her body’s development which attracted more attention from surrounding boys)
•She also protected Mike and risked her life for him several times to save him.
•(going back to the vacation chapters) She was heartbroken when she had thought Mike dead, not sad that she lost her security blanket.(there is a distinct difference between grieving and that sadness)
•She went out of her way to make sure that Mike was happy even when he brutally crushed her heart and hopes, as well as making her feel alone, unwanted, useless and like a total waste of space.

Mike’s side:
•The physical abuse was bad.
•He was treating Lucy like a real person and was nice and kind.
•He told Lucy his feelings earlier on.
•He protected Lucy and offered her his shoulder to cry on.
•He put up with the pain and still kept by her side.
•He now officially had a girlfriend and always had the right to reject Lucy.
•All the physical abuse gave him the right to be spiteful and to be abpe to tell Lucy off.

Now, I’ll tell you my opinion on this:
While Lucy was wrong to treat Mike like that, one has to remember she had been traumatized, scared and shy. The physical abuse, though warranting a rebuke from Mike, was not bad enough for him to mentally destroy her. Taking into account that he didn’t say anything through out the years was clue enough to Lucy that, although it hurt, he was okay with it. He confessed his feelings to her but she wasn’t ready yet. Mike MAY HAVE only Stuck around because she reminded him of Sandy, but once a person finds out that they were just a replacement, she would have been devistated. This, though, doesn’t make it right that Lucy did abuse Mike, and Mike’s over-reaction, though normal, is not at all right as he is villainizing Lucy at this point. In short, both their actions are wrong but do not deserve the sort of verbal abuse you haters are giving to them. While it is good to have your own opinion, it is best not to voice them out if they are aimed at, yes even if they are fictional characters, others and the point is to degrade them. There are other, more constructive ways.
Thats all I got for now (⌒▽⌒)

—The girl who watches everything from the dark, creepy corner

Nekomimi July 6, 2012, 10:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #221419

@telta
it’s WAIFU not WAIF -_-

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/mai-waifu

shmidny July 6, 2012, 10:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #221420

Im pretty excited for the next page….. maybe a sudden change of heart from mike? Who knows……..

Joshua July 6, 2012, 10:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #221421

:question:

whens the next page coming out ;_; i must know what Lucy said

Rozie July 6, 2012, 10:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #221422

@Rozie

Sadly not until Monday TT~TT

Boo July 6, 2012, 11:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #221423

@Nekomimi
What “physical abuse” though. It’s not like Abbey’s dad (that came out cruel, I feel sad now ;_;), what I saw was normal friendly fighting. Looked more like an anime argument than it did real abuse. I think that when Sandy called it “physical abuse” it was only because what Mike was saying was “she hit me”, and over the phone that sounds like Lucy was abusing him.

Neospector July 7, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #221424

@Neospector
Right, I think abuse was too strong a word, I’ll go back to the term i used last page. It wasn’t physical abuse but just them playing rough. I originally used the term though to put it on level with those people that are hating too much, as they’re hating just seems pointless. Ahh well, haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate…

—I SEE ALL(well almost all, I dun see you in the bathroom or when you’re changing o-o)

Nekomimi July 7, 2012, 12:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #221425

:nope: SUUUUUUUSSSSSPPPPPPEENNNNNNNCCCCSEEEEEE e.o

KittyXoX July 7, 2012, 1:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #221426

I find it funny how I read the text message in what I think Lucy’s voice would sound like…
But Mike… Mike needs to calm down. Sandy is sensible, and Lucy is caring.
MIKE.
YOU ARE THE ONLY BAD THING.
RIGHT NOW.
OUT OF.
ALL THE NEEDS.
AND FEELINGS.
SO CALM DOWN.

Darkverose has spoken, and the spokenisity is very much weird.

Darkverose July 7, 2012, 1:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #221427

That’s because “white knights” patrol the Internet MagicMan. There are a lot of people in the world that thing women can do no wrong and if a guy so much as says one wrong thing he’s an … well, you know.

Kyle July 7, 2012, 1:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #221428

plz change the drama between them…plz change the drama between them…
and of course i knw, teh drama don’t end here. :D

Candy Corn Lover July 7, 2012, 2:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #221429

Wow, look at all these comments.
I wonder if people actually read through all of them.
So, Mike flips and Sandy keeps cool, huh?
Wonder what Lucy has to say.
Probably something nice. I don’t think she bears any grudge towards Mike.
Hopefully Mike understands. Seems like Sandy already does.
Welp, guess Monday is just around Sunday’s corner, so we’ll see what Lucy says then and what Mike thinks about it.

SayIt July 7, 2012, 4:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #221430

i bet seeing a message, mick will realise what he been paranoid about lucy. Honestly, this all started after he fell off that cliff. pretty by now lucy put up with alot of stuff for mike and he doesnt realise it. she paying him back the amount of time he put up with her. Mike, i hope this message that lovely sandy showing you will make you smack your head to reality

Flaze July 7, 2012, 10:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #221431

The only thing I can do right now is applaud Sandy. Mike’s panicking like there’s no tomorrow, and clearly not listening. Sandy, however, is as calm and collected as ever. As much as I hate cliffhangers, I think this one was appropriately placed. Kinda like watching a tv show and the episode ends just at the right moment to make you anticipate what comes next, but also keeping you satisfied enough to wait til the next show.

Don't Mind Me July 7, 2012, 10:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #221432

“Please don’t believe her!” Now im wondering what he doesnt want her to believe :v

Retardee July 7, 2012, 10:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #221433

I just can’t wait for Monday! >.< I wonder what she wrote there, but I can bet that it’s a really good one and hopefully Mike would realize that even Lucy is hurting him, he really done something worse than what she did to him. And besides, I think Lucy was like that because she’s really comfortable with him. PLZ BI MONDAY OLREDI! Furious Abbey

Aubi July 7, 2012, 10:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #221434

Wait did sandy forget that Lucy beat the **** out of mike alot because she seems to have a bad memory when it comes to anything in roseaville. (that is the name of the town right coz I just confussed myself a bit)

Aris July 7, 2012, 10:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #221435

When Michael fell from the cliff at Acapulco he was upset when he was told by Paulo that Lucy had already been awake and thought he’d be dead. He was probably freakened because he had promised her he’d never do something like that again that one time he fell in the watefall.
It almost looks like he had never realized that even though back in the day she used the excuse “you almost had me killed there” to rant at him, she was actually concerned for his safety, not hers: even when Lucy went near the swimming pool at school we had a hint that water really scared her because she was traumatized by the idea of Michael drowning and her being unable to save him.
Then when Zachary spied on Michael and Lucy in Acapulco he saw Michael unwillingly apologize and saying nothing else but “sorry”, it looked like he was thinking “Hey I saved her life and yet I have to apologize, i’m stuffed up of being a babysitter”.
I might have taken this all wrong, but to me it would seem strange an mean that he hadn’t recognized how Lucy was ultimately concerned for him more than anything else.

Cavara July 7, 2012, 11:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #221437

Maybe Mike will finally pull his head out of his *** and realize Lucy has been trying to change. Not to mention i am sure no one would leave Lucy if he were to leave the table. Most of the others probably only hang out with Mike cuz he Hangs out with Lucy.

Kyubi Kusanagi July 7, 2012, 12:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #221438

O.o

hihello July 7, 2012, 12:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #221439

HI, you don’t know me
And this this is crazy
But he’s a *********
He rejected Daisy
:P

D00d July 7, 2012, 12:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #221440

@Kyubi Kusanagi

Right, in fact i suspect Michael came up with the table thing because he thought that this would force her to cling onto the rest of their friends to avoid being left alone when he will leave.. maybe he even said it this early to give her time to secure her bonds with them, so that when he leaves he’d be alone and bear his choice, and wouldn’t cause their friends to split up into team Mike and Team Lucy, which would be hurting everyone.
Somehow the pieces would fit together, but this would totally put the whole “december” in a differentperspective… i mean, we all know what that chapter meant to us, and this chapter already threw a different light on
part of it, but there is the chance that in the future we’ll have to revise its meaning entirely.
Then again, i love Taeshi’s art, and maybe even more the story, but she can’t be Botticelli and Machiavelli at the same time! Or can she??

Cavara July 7, 2012, 2:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #221441

I wonder what it said :O Maybe Lucy is going away?… :question:

RubySunshine July 7, 2012, 2:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #221443

Well, as it’s proven, everyone judges the others based on themselves. And Mike thinks Lucy is a liar, so that means he is one.

Name? July 7, 2012, 4:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #221444

Some one anyone =_= beat the **** out of Mike. He only believes whatever his girlfriend (who is nice btw very nice) says. When he told her that Lucy “Beat” him which was a friendly punch. She said “I don’t like her!” he’s like then I don’t like her ether” come on man stick it up for your friend -_-. And then he just =_= ugh Taeshi can mike get hit by paulo and be banned away from their social group? Please? Please? I’m sure spammers would ceast to exist.

Kax July 7, 2012, 4:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #221445

i know whats going to happen and i hope it does the txt is going to make mike want to apologize to lucy :smirk:

auto July 7, 2012, 5:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #221446

but for now will wait

auto July 7, 2012, 5:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #221447

@Nekomimi:

Actually, I think you’re right in saying that there was physical abuse instead of roughhousing. In fact, I’ll go on to say that Lucy did both rough-housing AND physical abuse.

IMO, there is a fine line between rough housing and physical abuse among friends. I would say that this would be a case for a good chunk of friendships (Not every one, but a good chunk). Rarely is one friendship exactly the same as another. There are definite similarities, sure, but none are one-to-one.

IMO, one similarity for friendships is knowing when—in the words of Katt Williams—**** is not appropriate. This helps illustrate what’s cool among friends and what’s not. I don’t think Lucy was ever told what was cool and what was not, so her rough behavior seemed like the norm, to her, Mike, and the rest of her friends. Only those outside of the group thought it a lil bit odd.

I do agree with your opinion, Neko, in that Mike should not have gone off at her the way he did in December, but, unfortunately, it was one of those things that was almost bound to happen. He never really got a chance to say that certain things that Lucy were doing weren’t cool, and he was almost constantly hounded on by the shipping crew (my bad, his friends) at the table. Mike’s inability to tell her plus his friends giving him hell and trying to ship him and Lucy together is frustration building up like a heavily shaken soda bottle. When it explodes, it’s gonna make a huge mess, and it’ll take a while before all the sticky residue and the smell is gonna be cleaned off.





I feel that didn’t come out right. 8-D

tl;dr, I do agree with your opinion in that both chars messed up bad. I also believe that their (former) friendship was a lot more dynamic than some people would think.

Chocothunda July 7, 2012, 5:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #221449

It would seem things are coming together!

Elena July 7, 2012, 8:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #221451

C-Could this be…? :O

Choko July 7, 2012, 10:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #221452

I want mike to realize how much of a Dick he’s been to Lucy but with the way he’s treeted her so far I still see him bein the big ol bitch he is just so he dosent have to face the reality of his actions

coldkagura July 7, 2012, 10:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #221453

CANY WAIT!! :D

RubySunshine July 7, 2012, 11:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #221459

LOL i knew it and so did others
( crap i have to wait til monday for the rest ) ._.

Brandon July 8, 2012, 2:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #221460

Ooh… now comes the tough bit… to deal with the Mike drama before or after my date on Monday…

Hoj_poj July 8, 2012, 3:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #221461

Wow… There is a lot of pressure going on with Mike and Sandy and also Lucy :nope:
Poor cats- I just hope everything will be fine with the relationships between them
:(

PIE XD July 8, 2012, 7:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #221462

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7zeu8NZFTI
in case you guys haven’t seen this yet.
also. listen to trains song “drive by”

shmidny July 8, 2012, 9:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #221463

AHMAHGAWD I WANNA READ ITTTTT

Marucat! July 8, 2012, 11:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #221464

I am willing to bet money on the fact that there is probably another text from Lucy. I don’t think that she would just put, “Don’t reply to this,” without a legitimate text other than “Hey, it’s Lucy.” I think that she sent a much longer text that overall days that Mike is upset, but doesn’t go into detail on why or what happened.

Just some minor speculation.

TurtleMan July 8, 2012, 12:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #221465

See? Sandy is a good person, Mike is the problem. He thinks that Lucy would try to get him, when actually she just wants him to be happy. Mike should think twice once…

rilakkumalover July 8, 2012, 1:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #221468

I like how Sandy, after reading Lucy’s text, no longer Holds her old Grudge towards Lucy. SHe still doesn’t remember her, but anyone else remember that time back in December when she was telling Mike that “A real friend wouldn’t do that to him”? Lucy probably said things on that message that made Sandy think “well damn, she really does care about him…” Lucy, with that message, is no longer just a faceless being hurting her Maishul in Sandy’s eyes. but a thinking, feeling person. She didn’t bad talk Mike, she didn’t say anything to try and break them up, otherwise Sandy would have called Mike immediately to confirm it.

Also, Since people are still revisiting this issue, I never thought that at least Lucy was aware her beating on Mike was some form of Abuse. maybe she expected Mike at any point to hit her back. In Lucy’s mind it was just roughhousing (Maybe Abbey thinks the same? It would explain why he, of all people, never pointed it out to her.) If Someone had seriously (not like vaguely or in a joking tone, but pulled her aside and SERIOUSLY) pointed that out to her she would have probably stopped. Old habits die hard, but she would have tried.

Blame can’t rest entirely on the one purporting it, some fall has to be taken by the others that let it happen, and KNEW it was happening as well.

Vega July 8, 2012, 2:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #221469

looks like mike has chose the path of a d bag got enough of though lucy really didnt deserve those things he said to her no on does

soup July 8, 2012, 4:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #221471

@ Everyone who said this is a cliffhanger
BCB Is Cliffhanger Base. Nuff’ said.

Wolftail July 8, 2012, 4:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #221472

@Wolftail
Every webcomic that’s still updating is cliffhanger based. It kind of ticks me off to see people on various sites expecting closure on a story which hasn’t been finished yet. I mean, do people really expect storylines to be finished in a single page update? Just read the story, people, wheesh. :/

Neospector July 8, 2012, 7:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #221475

micheael I hate you so much >.

mariel July 8, 2012, 9:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #221476

i hope this makes mike say sorry to lucy for what he had done so tht they can be friends again :question:

auto July 8, 2012, 9:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #221614

Shut up all of you okay you all suck and you are just WTF **** you okay

Mike July 9, 2012, 8:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #221615

they are all correct mike your the bitch i was trying to help you *** hole

Lucy July 9, 2012, 8:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #223834

So much hate for Mike… *Shakes head* I thank a lot for the people that don’t rage at the cat for every little thing…Many people do unrational things, especially when dealing with relationships. I can understand his fear, a whole friggin lot. He has said some hurtful crap before, sure. He could have said something a whole lot better, sure. However he, as much of a nice guy as he is at times, has his moments..He isn’t perfect…Who HASN’T said something hurtful before out of fear?…I do hope he can one day become a friend again for Lucy, who knows what will happen?…However, he still has his own problems that he needs to deal with like every other character in the friggin comic.

Drift July 26, 2012, 9:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #227007

Mike! The time you are thinking of she has hurt by you, and she was glad to know Sandy made you happy! *rolls eyes* Lucy was right you are a ‘jerkface’
Too bad Sandy can’t see that.

Someone September 2, 2012, 4:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #229137

Lucy being a jerk to him? Not like this. Not like he’s thinking. She was never malevolent or vindictive. Not like the way he treated her last they met.

It’s like saying how we’re forgetting about a shoulder punch a person got when we’re angry about that same person slitting someone’s ankles.

tk September 24, 2012, 7:59 AM EST.

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