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This is quite excellent! Lol, mike is so embarrassed looking! I’m actually happy for Mike, he’s progressing in life, except he’s dealing with the regular teen nervousness.
the cookies. June 6, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.
Fftt. I hope sandy has a fit in how stressful her life is. Or just shuns Mike away- or doesn’t show up at all
Coffee June 6, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.
Kyute June 6, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.
I wonder what will occur backstage between Sandy and Mike? Could be better or for worse for either of them.
Nevertheless,. great page so far.
Nimbus26 June 6, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.
jun June 6, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.
Tis quite a lol. It looks like he grabbed both of his tickets from his pocket accidentaly.
paulosawesome June 6, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.
This chapter look promising!
Alex June 6, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.
Why do I have a feeling she’s gonna blow up right in front of him?
Renadt June 6, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.
Darnit Taeshi, how DARE YOU make Mike look likeable?
Name not found June 6, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.
D’AWWWW isn’t that just cute.
suck it up Mike and get in there
Socrates June 6, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.
Every day mike is being the embarrassment! Huzzahs!
Also, what was with the big inhale at the top? Holding his breath so he dosent have to smell the Eu De Arse perfume from all the rich people around him?
As a matter of fact, why is he surrounded by rich people?!
Curtisimo - *fist shake* CANADAAA!!
Curtisimo June 6, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.
If I weren’t so mad at mike I’d be happy for him. Ah well. Go git er I guess.
Yayleo June 6, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.
Poor Mike, he gets all the flak from the readers who wanted things to work out with him and Lucy. Personally I prefer Sandy to Lucy, especially for Mike, because he’s shy(ish) and reserved, and Lucy is excessively dominant, and even downright mean to him. On a side note, I also like Paulo and Jasmine. Even though that (sadly) leaves Lucy without anyone. (Also Daisy + Abbey. Make it happen, too good a match to turn down!!!)
Frodomann1 June 6, 2012, 12:09 AM EST.
AWWWWW so cute.
Mike don’t change, I like you just the way you are
Enialys June 6, 2012, 12:10 AM EST.
I’m surprised he hasn’t had a stroke or brain aneurism from all that nervousness yet, I think we will be seeing some good ol’ plot development soon not even going to try to predict what will go down though.
Alexander B June 6, 2012, 12:10 AM EST.
Now he wishes he got out of the car thirty minutes earlier.
I hope he has the time of his life.
You have to know what happiness tastes like before the true depths of misery can strike you hardest.
Geraldo June 6, 2012, 12:11 AM EST.
Hah, and all this time he’d been worrying.
Biblioholic June 6, 2012, 12:12 AM EST.
OOOO is that the mystery flower girl I see!
Ehem, anyway, this chapter (so far) makes me feel better about mike. I’m loving the watercolors too <3
ChexMix June 6, 2012, 12:12 AM EST.
Subaru June 6, 2012, 12:13 AM EST.
“lover-boy” I lol’d at this so hard.
ZombieSlayr800 June 6, 2012, 12:18 AM EST.
ZoMFG, this art rocks! I think I may have picked the perfect time to revisit BCB; not so downer, right? (of course, sometimes I think (read as: jokingly entertain the idea) Taeshi looks for my posts and makes a particularly strong effort to absolutely crush what little idealism exists in my soul, after offering the morsels of a hope-spot.)
Also, I know that Mike is now the ‘hated-one’, though, folks, could you guys and gals cease with the RAEG for a moment? Right now is one of the few potentially ‘good’ moments that have occured to someone who isn’t a complete monster.
CynicaIdealist June 6, 2012, 12:18 AM EST.
randomdice June 6, 2012, 12:18 AM EST.
Aww, Jerkface can still be cute.
DiamondMX June 6, 2012, 12:20 AM EST.
Jerkface is always cute
OMG June 6, 2012, 12:22 AM EST.
i like your comment i has a good mix of idealism and cynicism.
i hope this goes well for mike or at the very least he comes out without anything bad happening. i feel this way because i do not wish misery on anyone that isn’t a complete monster. i also can’t help but be amused by seeing mike embarrassed.
i don't know June 6, 2012, 12:26 AM EST.
Be as critical of Mike as you want, Sandy is still a sweet girl.
Xenos June 6, 2012, 12:29 AM EST.
I’m surprised that dude let him in just from seeing that. Like really Anyone could actually fake that
Leo-Inu June 6, 2012, 12:29 AM EST.
This bitch better put out or these last few chapters of Lucy’s torment will be for nothing!!
Redneck June 6, 2012, 12:31 AM EST.
@Leo-Inu Mike had a ticket (blue) and the paper (pink) was stapled to it. Mike either grabbed both by accident or forgot they were stapled together.
Taeshi, this is really wonderful. I can’t wait to see more MikexSandy. Mike’s emotions look perfect and I love that inhaling panel.
Inukai June 6, 2012, 12:36 AM EST.
Why is Mike embarrassed? Shouldn’t he be super proud of his model girlfriend, I sure would be.
Kit June 6, 2012, 12:51 AM EST.
Aww! I’m definitely a MikeXLucy person, but that doesn’t mean I won’t enjoy the MikeXSandy parts. I just hope Sandy doesn’t hurt Mike too horribly.. Mike might deserve some of it but he doesn’t deserve anything super nasty. Sandy seems like such a sweet person and I hope she doesn’t turn out to be just another pretty face (although that would be fun to see).. eUe I’m so exited for the next page!
HimbeCat379 June 6, 2012, 1:08 AM EST.
Jlaw June 6, 2012, 1:09 AM EST.
@ Himbecat379: I hope she crushes his heart, it’s the least he deserves.
Spiritwolf15 June 6, 2012, 1:11 AM EST.
I’m happy for Mike! Go get her tiger. Rawr!
Seriously though, as much as I don’t like HOW Mike handled the Lucy situation (he acted like a complete jerk-***, no matter how you look at it. I can’t believe he actually hates her considering all they have been through, and tried to tell her she has no friends, etc. Way too far.), he still told her flat out he wants to work things out with Sandy, and he doesn’t want any other woman. I’ve got respect for that. I really do hope they get to see each other more often and things go for the best
TheEsquire June 6, 2012, 1:20 AM EST.
I like how you bent the panel where mike is taking a deep breath. its very unique and fun to so you integrate clever things like that into the comic
Haiku June 6, 2012, 1:33 AM EST.
I couldn’t get a girlfriend if I tried, so I’m not sure if I should be commenting, but…that note made Sandy seem a bit more like Rachel, if you understand what I’m getting at.
…yeah, this comment fills me with shame. Even worse when you consider this was the best choice out of what I had in my head at the time.
Neospector June 6, 2012, 1:48 AM EST.
That inhale was so big, he almost inhaled the panel!
ScrabMaster June 6, 2012, 1:58 AM EST.
I always knew that Mike was secretly Kirby.
Phantom June 6, 2012, 2:06 AM EST.
i don’t really like Sandy it’s because i thought from the beginning that i thought Mike was gonna end up with Lucy alhow. but the story is flipped backwards and i think that Paulo will end up with Lucy! *3*
x is so much better now that i think about it since Mike never was even he good friend, always toddling around with Sandy, so i rather have
forever alone Jazz..
Naruko June 6, 2012, 2:06 AM EST.
Not only are you the catalyst (ha!) for Lucy, but you’re also a troll too!
wr3h June 6, 2012, 2:08 AM EST.
wr3h June 6, 2012, 2:09 AM EST.
Could this truly be the same guy who spat venom at Lucy and shattered her entire world a little while ago?
I hope Sandy treats you badly.
Follarch June 6, 2012, 2:14 AM EST.
Im jealous. Why am I jealous? OH GOD DANGIT NOOO….
Aspear June 6, 2012, 2:14 AM EST.
Why does Lucy need to end up with someone? Can’t she just learn to be happy with herself? I think that would make a very interesting ending.
Dracain June 6, 2012, 2:21 AM EST.
I actually agree with Dracain there. Lucy should be able to make happiness without anyone, in all honesty I’ve been forced to, it’s not that hard. It’s worse trying to make happiness when someone you depend on…
I just saw how I f-ed up there >->
That Evil Wolf June 6, 2012, 2:30 AM EST.
She needs some stress relief…AKA the sex.
Fluffy June 6, 2012, 2:54 AM EST.
I realy like the comedic tone this chapter has, and the suspense of knowing what is going to happen between him and sandy is killer
JustSomeCritic June 6, 2012, 2:57 AM EST.
Awh! That’s so sweet! I love this page!
Nik Nak June 6, 2012, 3:02 AM EST.
Paulo x Lucy
Sandy in a 40 year coma (or dead)
Jazz in jail
Abbey x daisy
David Mackin all da hoes
Bleep bloop June 6, 2012, 3:16 AM EST.
You know I think people should hate mike and not sandy. Ya sandy an her words may have played a part but I truly think that mike is the bad one. Sandy didn’t have the whole story and was worried for mike. I can understand that. that all being said I hope Mike’s hopes and dreams gets crushed cause He is a butt and deserves to be alone an miserable or at least realize that he may act like mr perfect but he’s not.
Lucy we miss you and hope you learn to love yourself and rely on you. Then you find true happiness.
Robin June 6, 2012, 3:17 AM EST.
Bahahahahah. I didn’t even check the back of the ticket
Alkaizer87 June 6, 2012, 4:06 AM EST.
Lucy is an emotional and some times physical abuser for years = LOVE LOVE LOVE.
Mike after years of this finally lets her know its not on and tells her the truth = Hate hate hate.
Sandy is sweet and honest, worries about her boyfriend = Hate hate hate.
God some people are stupid.
Donny June 6, 2012, 4:33 AM EST.
If MikexSandy was an ocean, I’d be asking for a liferaft right about now. For once I’m not looking forward to Friday’s update.
Though I doubt she’s going to be angry or upset with him, considering that little pink slip she gave him. She’s likely going to be quite chuffed to see him.
StushiJaguar June 6, 2012, 4:34 AM EST.
go read ALL the previous page’s comments and the ones of “december”.
boh... June 6, 2012, 4:44 AM EST.
Pfftch. I don’t hate them/like them for those reasons
I hate Mike because he was a total jerk***. Not saying anything for years and finally blowing up at Lucy when Sandy (Who has no idea how it really is) tells him to basically do so.
Sandy, that reason up there. I like her. I hate her. Hard to tell. She’s way too perfect in my opinion. She has too much stress too.
Lucy here. I do like her. Mike never told her anything. What is she, a physic? She doesn’t know everything. She can be a bit mean sometimes, but hey. There is that one nice yet mean person everywhere.
Haley is perfect no matter what
If Mike and Sandy get together with no break ups a pretty large amount of fans would leave or become less active. I know I would
Can’t wait for FRIDAY
Vanesa June 6, 2012, 5:05 AM EST.
Only one thing, about “Fans will leave” part. You sound pretty shure that most fans hates Mike and not fond of Mike X Sandy couple. What gives you that idea? The fact that you and some other people keep telling “He is jerk”? And so? Belive me, sombody will be upset anyway. If Mike will be with Sandy - Haters and Mike X Lucy sheepers will not be satisfied, if they will broke up - Mike X Sandy guys will be mad, and so on. And we don’t have information to judge wich groupe is the biggest one
DarknestOne June 6, 2012, 5:35 AM EST.
To be honest, the way Mike treated Lucy was so harsh I can’t simply see them going back together. Lucy seems to have been emotionally traumatized by Mike or something, and possibly can’t cope with communicating with him.
No communication = No relationship
What I see is Paulo X Lucy… or a twist ending with Final Fantasy cat X Lucy (it sounds messed up, I know; but it’s a possibility). I cannot see Sandy dumping Mike; she’s the one who actually kinda influenced Mike to treat Lucy so harshly (even though she didn’t know the facts, HOWEVER Lucy was acting a little rough).
Sandy is REALLY oblivious with the situation with Lucy, so I doubt she would be upset with Mike for that reason. However Sandy may find Mike has changed, and may ditch him (Sandy really likes Mike though, they’ve been friends since Grade 3; Mike would really have to **** up to make her dump him).
About the whole topic of “Mike is a jerk cause he flipped out at Lucy and deserves to die”… Personally, I found what Mike did was wrong, but it was kinda obvious it was coming. Lucy kinda bullied Mike all his life in my opinion. Lucy didn’t stick with Mike in the beginning because she liked him. Lucy stuck with him because nobody liked her, and Mike was too weak and shy to really make her go away.
Then! Like 5 years later after calling him a jerkface and somehow physically abusing him about everyday, she begins to like Mike. And what does she do? Continue harrassing him. And when Mike starts to begin to communicate with Sandy (meaning Lucy has some competition), what does Lucy do? Continue harrassing him. So this is what Lucy did wrong, it was mild though compared to what Mike did, but over a large period of time which eventually made Mike become a legit jerkface. (Irony ftw).
And finally, what Mike did is like equal to collecting all that harrassment Lucy gave him all his life (like 8 years?), and dumping it on Lucy in a period of 1 month. This REALLY probably messed Lucy up, because Lucy was never treated that badly by Mike. She’s also not used to being harrassed, she’s used to being the one harrassing. So this probably REALLY messed her up, and I can’t see her ever really being able to truely talk to Mike again.
In the end, I’d say Mike was more of a jerk; however Lucy basically dug her own grave (so to speak metaphorically). If Lucy didn’t call Mike a jerk everyday, he probably wouldn’t be one in the future. I’m not an expect in psycology, but I know being harrassed everyday as a young child until a teenager will really hurt you.
On the topic of fans complaining about Mike X Lucy or Mike X Sandy, just wait until how Taeshi ends the comic. She’s been really good with the plot so far and she has good ol’ Suitcase to help her out.
Z June 6, 2012, 6:45 AM EST.
I want to dislike Sandy… I really really REALLY do. Not only has her very existence made our lovely Lucy deal with a lot of emotional pain, but she also has caused Mike to make some tough decisions. I can’t hate her though, I also am incapable of loving her. SHE HAS NO PERSONALITY YET! I only know she seems to dislike having stuff shoved on her and she loves Mike… How can I form an emotion on a character I know next to nothing about. I can’t ship x I really only know him around Lucy.
I personally no longer like X Mad Lucy because while they made awesome friends in the beginning, I like Lucy too much to want her depending on a guy who doesn’t put her first. It is the same reason I can’t ship Mad Lucy x hard core. Paulo isn’t for sure enough to put her first and Lucy doesn’t know if she wants him enough to toughen up and fight for him. I like the idea of her single but I also think she DESERVES a special someone, she is such a lover that I think she has earned at least that. Mike on the other hand, I am happy he is happy but I think his method of execution should be edited.
Honestly, the guy I like best would be Augustus. He is brash, honest, semi open, and tells her like it is. He is even willing to put her through the pain she needs so she will learn to depend on herself. I would never ship them but his lack of wanting in her pants & heart makes him the PERFECT candidate to help reform her mind.
Kikimmicoa June 6, 2012, 6:46 AM EST.
holy bonkers, people write essays in here
bonkers June 6, 2012, 6:52 AM EST.
Come on people settle down with the whole Mike x Sandy, Mike x Lucy, Someone x Someone business. It takes away from the actual comic.
God, your even letting it get as bad as the whole Team Edward or Team Jacob ordeal.
Though, I think I like your post the best. Your actually one of the people I’ve seen who’ve actually thought about it. Much Love <3
Riiah June 6, 2012, 7:11 AM EST.
Welcome to BCB, where a neverending war between fans of chatacters happens.
Where debates about characters are common-place!
Where one MUST back up their emotions with logic, or you will not be recruited into your desired faction.
No Essay? No say in the matter! :V
(And I think I just described the Internet. Meh ¬_¬)
Never here June 6, 2012, 7:22 AM EST.
Call of the Wild by Deep Purple. Listen to that and you would understand what my opinion of Sandy is. Some people hate her, some like her, I am just indifferent.
I am interested to see what she is like. I know she appeared a few times, but that really doesn’t count. This is huge….
The Guy in the Background June 6, 2012, 7:24 AM EST.
Dude you girl friend is a freaking model what is there to be embarrassed about?
Anonymous-_- June 6, 2012, 7:29 AM EST.
It’s like the entire BCB world is giving him a hard time… GO HARD TIME!!
Makes life funn~
Tarri June 6, 2012, 7:44 AM EST.
…..Also where Grammar Vigilantes prowl the boards, righting any perceived wrongs….
~Started an NB rival company.
Never here June 6, 2012, 7:49 AM EST.
I need to start avoiding these comments. They give me something to do, but they make me feel like MikexLucy will never really work out. I want crazy plot twist ideas, not “happy endings” ideas!!
Tavros June 6, 2012, 8:15 AM EST.
This is probably super nerve-wracking for Mike. First, He is seeing someone that he hasn’t seen for years. The Sandy he remembers in person might be a very different Sandy (even though they spoke on the phone a lot can be said for non-verbal communication). Second, from the looks of how he is behaving entering this place, I don’t think he has been to any event like this before so he feels awkward in that respect. So his response to the security guy is completed expected because this is completely new for him and he is out of his comfort zone.
Iris June 6, 2012, 9:32 AM EST.
BcBfan174 June 6, 2012, 9:38 AM EST.
Not keen on people dissing Jazzie out because she pretty much got Paulo out of the worst situation and she’s so cute when she’s around him too.
Mike is pretty adorable as well. Wish he’d just calm down, meet Sandy and all would be done… What would happen to Everyone If they meet… This is one of those chapters that everything could change the whole story. It’s gonna be interesting seeing toward the end of the show.
Yorky June 6, 2012, 9:44 AM EST.
Everyone just stop being so hard on mike. Can’t you at least pretend to be happy for him until sandy dumps him.LOL sorry mike but it won’t work forever unless she moves back to the town you live in(forgot town name)
????? June 6, 2012, 9:47 AM EST.
Embarrassed Mike is embarrassed hehe
Lycan2 June 6, 2012, 9:51 AM EST.
I get the feeling Mike is starting to feel bad for what he did for Lucy. I feel bad for him because he doesn’t know what Sandy is going to be like after all these years. He is really nervous and it shows but get it together Mike for you are about to the girl of your dreams again.
mr.awesome June 6, 2012, 9:52 AM EST.
personally I’d said that right now within my knowledge, sandy is mostly innocent as she doesn’t remember Lucy,plus her having mike would be somewhat rewarding otherwise she might goes insane, due to the fact that her mom just made a star, which sandy can’t refuse for some reason.Lucy on the other hand, like many said, has torment mike for ages, and this cause mike to fire back at her(well some people dislike the tsundere traits(sour and sweet), which lucy had).but she was a true friend, I remember in one chapter she came to rescue her friends,whose was being harassed by thugs, before mike help her beat the thugs up, this can make a jerk with a heart of gold too. right now the one who is wrong is mike, although it’s true that Lucy harass mike for ages, mike personally cares for her, and I think it’s both true and false that he hated her, it could be said that Mike love lucy but choose sandy over her, this cause him to sever his bond with lucy in a harsh way because of his love for sandy.I quite suspect that sandy told him something on the phone that made mike act harshly on lucy, as in an non-canon april fool chapter(it no longer here, there search for it over the internet, it’s called disaster dominoes), where the entire cast dies in an disaster, at one point mike told lucy that he would find someone for her, but just got killed sometime after in an accident.this would mean that if mike were to choose sandy over lucy, he still wouldn’t be a jerk.
while I’m mike x lucy fan, I’m fine with mike x sandy, (unless sandy actually cause mike to be a jerk on purpose and knew what was actually going on.)
I think it would be interesting lucy and sandy should meet again, and solve each other problem instead. and mike could a jerk because he is madly in love with sandy.
p.s. mike can either end up with lucy and sandy anyway, it just that the either pair could have been an happy ending or sad ending.taeshi said it herself that mike will and will not end up with lucy, but we don’t know that will it be a good ending or bad ending
projectsmash June 6, 2012, 10:10 AM EST.
I may despise Mike, but I do find Sandy to be really sweet. I can see why Daisy was her ex[bestie and similsrly de]weet.
Hoheh June 6, 2012, 10:17 AM EST.
how the comments are flying fast and furious here!!
well, i guess everyone will be waiting to see what will happen to Mike soon…..
foreveryoung5 June 6, 2012, 10:20 AM EST.
youwishyouknewmyname June 6, 2012, 10:23 AM EST.
”SOME” people? Bwahahaha!! ”SOME”, AKA 5-7 people? Please, not every reader comments here. I didn’t at the start too when Mike just became a jerk. I agreed with like everyone, because almost everyone called him a jerk. I kept silent. I read the comments quite often, good with a cup o’ tea.
Vanesa June 6, 2012, 10:26 AM EST.
Am I the only one who ships LucyxAugustus?
Awsm4all June 6, 2012, 10:43 AM EST.
Every character has that awkward moment. This one with Mike is funny. Awaiting next page.
Starkeyblade June 6, 2012, 10:51 AM EST.
Taeshi, I absolutely LOVE how you portrayed the panel with Mike taking a deep breath to calm himself down. I like that it literally bends the panel edges inward to really stress how deep of a beath he’s taking. <3
Also, wow, dem comments. Too lazy to care about the arguments on the internet today. <3
Still curious as to why Thanatos hasn’t commented yet. I miss ‘em. :c Come back Thanatos!
Stay sharp in the meantime gais. ;D
Yaschiri June 6, 2012, 11:37 AM EST.
Hey~ Is that Flower girl > waiting in line (behind Mike) ? 8D
Yanny June 6, 2012, 11:39 AM EST.
Personally I must say I love your style of artwork to your comic right now. And also I do hope to see Mike lose his anger from Lucy and while he is visiting Sandy he’ll leave her, go to Lucy’s house, and help her get back to her normal self and things will get back to normal. But that is what I wish. If others agree, then thank you, if others don’t, please don’t write back to me being rude and having your say-so of what I have said. Anyways… Tally Hoo! For now I must go to my favorite Web-comic called Homestuck : D
MikeMaster June 6, 2012, 11:41 AM EST.
@Z Best comment ever. I’m agree with practically all you said
The sad thing is how Mike demonized Lucy and how … really, the guy could end
However as you said, the only one that could ruin his relationship with Sandy is Mike himself. And the worst, that danger exists. If the guy shows his resentful side again he can mess it really bad
Adept-eX June 6, 2012, 11:57 AM EST.
I am now fairly positive that Mike is entering a nude show. Best vacation ever.
Shiloh June 6, 2012, 12:03 PM EST.
Oh, Mike! I love Mike, he’s a good kid. But yet, what he did to Lucy? That’s how he felt when Sandy told him that she doesn’t like Lucy at all. And? Mike was just being a good boyfriend, but yes he shouldn’t do that also
I just hope that he can reconcile things with Lucy and be friends with her
rilakkumalover June 6, 2012, 12:14 PM EST.
You know…since Sandy is a freaken model you might as well say ticking time bomb. I wonder how long it will take for her to blow up. Bet she will in the next page, blow up right in front of Mike, making it crumble his little world.
Nakomiwolf June 6, 2012, 12:19 PM EST.
Bow chikka meow meow
David June 6, 2012, 12:22 PM EST.
Kirby Mike in panel 3
7 June 6, 2012, 12:34 PM EST.
Frodomann, don’t leave Lucy out of it! I don’t mean that your pairs are bad, I just mean you only speculated on the boy’s best girls, not the girl’s just boys. Who would you rather have Lucy end up with, Mike or Paulo? I’d go for the obvious MichaelxLucy but I may be biased as I happen to be a Michael myself.
GUEST June 6, 2012, 1:07 PM EST.
And here is Becker Jones with saturday night’s important headlines!
A tragedy earlier this evening as one of the catwalks in a local theatre crashed down into the public.
Under the victims there were also two teenagers mangled around the metal from the heavy construction, more on this in the 6 o’ clock bulletin…
-D June 6, 2012, 1:10 PM EST.
Come on people, I hate Mike as much as you do, but all this homicidal and/or “I hope Mike goes down the proverbial poophole” stuff is just getting old. Seriously, now, just silently hope he gets his comeuppance, then proudly crash the comment page after it happens.
For the love of god, keep drawing like this, it’s sublime.
Ditto June 6, 2012, 1:42 PM EST.
…pfft… *bursts out laughing*
Luigifan June 6, 2012, 1:43 PM EST.
Oh wait, you’re a cat…never mind, still lucky!
Poor guy’s still incredibly nervous/embarrassed, though . Though at this point, I can’t really blame him. There’s been so much anticipation for this moment, it’s no wonder that he’s nervous O_O.
Can’t wait to see the next few pages; this is gonna be goooood
Chocothunda June 6, 2012, 2:02 PM EST.
Gomu June 6, 2012, 2:15 PM EST.
I love Mike and this really does portray his good side despite all the negativity that showed through between him and Lucy. Mike deserves to be happy with Sandy and I really hope things go well for him. Lately I found myself going back and re-reading the chapters that were Mike and Lucy heavy, now that I knew what I was looking for I realized that Mike’s hatred/extreme dislike of Lucy wasn’t all of a sudden(which I’m sure a lot realized by now). It built up over time and was clearly seen in chapters such as the first page in Intervention and when Zach tried to tell Lucy about the impending ‘doom’ she may face. There were times when Mike TRIED to tell Lucy he didn’t like how she treated like on page 3 in Pick Me Up and how her rejection of him really did hurt like in Pillow Talk in pages 49-50(I’m sure there are more examples but these are ones that come to the top of my head). I believe Mike tried to fix their broken relationship multiple times, but Lucy pushed away and when she finally realized she liked him enough to start something he’s already decided that he can’t take anymore of this cat and mouse if it’s just not going anywhere and ends up hurting him in the process. So I completely understand why he went ballistic on Lucy when she tried to play coy saying “You deserve it to be happy” when she was the one causing him pain and anger the whole time. Mike also seemed to feel under appreciated because when he stopped giving Lucy attention she seemed to automatically cling to anyone who gave her the time of day and if that didn’t work out it was right back to Mike. In my opinion Mike is a sensitive guy who wants to know he’s appreciated, what he does(The good parts) are AT LEAST acknowledged and the person of interest has eyes for him and only him even when there is a falling out. Lucy can not provide that for Mike as she is way to opposite personality wise and honestly if they did get together their relationship would of been doomed from the get go because Lucy’s abusive like behaviour would of gotten to Mike and his angry explosion would of been A LOT worse at that point. I don’t agree with how Mike said “You’re a parasite” or “Paulo will follow me” (since he obviously knew there was something between them and that it would strike a cord) as harsh as it may be some of it was true. Mike isn’t the one who can take being hit on, being called names, or just being put down(even if playful) well, there are just some people like that. Lucy needs someone who is independent enough to deal with how she is and maybe guide her down a better way to express herself(Someone like Paulo but a bit less pervy ) and I don’t think Mike is that person. Sandy and Mike seem to compliment each other quite well and I do believe Lucy deserves someone who can do the same for her and having Mike sever everything from her will help her in her road to rebuilding herself(as much as it may hurt) to become a better person.
I think that’s it… . this isn’t a long post to start an argument or to change people’s minds about Mike(Because doing that is near impossible) I just wanted to toss out my own two cents in this fountain of opinions. Anyway, congrats to Taeshi for portraying this story SO well I look forward to whatever you have planned for us in the future!
(I’m sorry I didn’t mean for this to be a wall of text >_< Also punctuation was never my forte… I’m sorry about that too.)
Insane_Lioness June 6, 2012, 2:25 PM EST.
I think Mike should be with Sandy and Lucy should move on.
DenverDiddles June 6, 2012, 2:39 PM EST.
@Frodomann1 Well, it leaves AugustusxLucy… Or maybe she’ll just move on and give up on true love in highschool. Or she could be a closet-lesbian.
DenverDiddles June 6, 2012, 2:43 PM EST.
HAHAHAHA funny mike’s face. he’s all seroius and stuff, then he’s shy, then soooooo embarrased.
Drezzden June 6, 2012, 3:06 PM EST.
I think Lucy should be with Paulo and mike can eat poo with the way he talked to Lucy. I dont think Sandy would like the way he talked to Lucy either… it was just as means as she thought Lucy was being to Mike. Anyways, I hope Sandy either tells him he smells or he sees her and the feelings he used to have are not there and he goes back home to realize he loves Lucy and Lucy blows him off!
FeeFee124 June 6, 2012, 3:19 PM EST.
I like how the panel where Mike took a breath actually bowed in a little from the vacuum he created. Nice touch.
Also, what is this? A play? A Fashion show?
Lyons June 6, 2012, 3:37 PM EST.
What a tease! Where did the innocent Sandy that called him Maishul has gone? ;3
Rusco Istar June 6, 2012, 4:20 PM EST.
AAAAAaAAAAaaaAaaaa MIKE JUST GET IN THE SHOW ALREADYYYY!!!!!
:D Yayyyyyy MikexSandy <3 <3 WOOOO I looove that couple! I may be a minority, but I don’t think I like Lucy a whole lot… Hatred gonna hate, but it’s true people. Lucy was always mean to him, even if it was her only way of communicating. Mike and Sandy totally deserve eah other! For any of you who say that they hope that Sany will break up with him, SUCK IT UP. IT’S NOT GONNA HAPPEN. Or if it does, I’m blackmailing Taeshi until she makes them get back together!!! BEWARE!!!!!
I swear I thought that when the dog-guy said “Uhhh…” he was going to say “Sorry kid. Show’s over”. I wuz gonna cry so freakin’ hard!!! :’(
Kristy June 6, 2012, 4:28 PM EST.
I love when he takes a deep breath and gets all determined hahaha and then his confidence crumbles at the sight of a love note xD
Knuc June 6, 2012, 5:17 PM EST.
I STILL HATE MIKE 4 WUT HE DID TO LUCY >:< I WILL ALWAYS HATE HIM 4 WUT HE DIIIIID RAWR! eat that mike vdsgfytssdfvsdvbhsdfbjhsdhwefbjhsdfbjhsefhjhrfjhrf jhrfjhrhj HATE MIKKKKKKKEEEE
KittyXoXo June 6, 2012, 5:57 PM EST.
Lucy has a temper.
Mike says the wrong things.
They’re both flawed, so Go RAGE about something else.
Also, Pauloxlucy, sorry jazz, but you know it will happen.
MUDER_Kitty June 6, 2012, 6:02 PM EST.
Mike looked like he was about to devour the entire panel for a second there.
GJdude June 6, 2012, 6:14 PM EST.
at the right brightness the panel where mike asked “what’s wrong?” almost looks like he’s crying a bit.
kuri-tsuka June 6, 2012, 7:03 PM EST.
I understand that Mike is a person too and has feelings of his own, but the fact is he was WAY too cruel to Lucy, especially after she moved out of the way in favor of supporting his love for Sandy (for someone as guarded as Lucy, that’s a HUUUGE step forward, and for that I must say I am extremely proud of her). What ticks me off is that most recently, Lucy hasn’t been pressing for Mike to love her so much as she seems to just want to salvage their friendship. Mike, on the other hand, just (to me) comes off as callous and selfish. In fact, he now treats Lucy—albeit to a much greater degree—the same way he treated Daisy before Sandy came back into the picture; completely disregarding here feelings and shoving her away both emotionally and physically. Maybe it’s just me, but Mike always struck me as a classic user: friendly and compassionate when he didn’t have something better to do(no pun intended).
Lucy'sGirl June 6, 2012, 7:05 PM EST.
I really disliked Sandy, and I grew to know that I shouldn’t have. She’s just a bit too innocent. She didn’t do anything wrong; She loved Mike, he loves her. I don’t blame them for it. Mike didn’t mean to say what he said, unless he wanted to put it that rough. Mike straight out told her that he is tired of her harassing him, which is good. But he stated it to cruely, crushing a soul on his way to his girlfriend. If Sandy knew, she’d probably be very upset- I know I would have been. Now, our Lucy, poor Lucy. She bullied him because she thought Mike allowed it. In a way, it’s Mike’s fault she bullied him. He never told Lucy how he felt about the harassment. But hey, not everybody is perfect. Mike made a mistake, and one day, he’ll realize it and probably apologize. So you don’t need all these “Mike is a jerk” comments. Lucy will soon realize she can be independent, and she could stand up and move forward. She has the legs to take her forward. Besides, Sam could find out and threaten Mike, who knows? I love all the characters, and I hope this explainsit to all of you readers! I hope to see good updates soon, Taeshi!
Leo June 6, 2012, 8:38 PM EST.
@Leo I agree with you.
spanishguy June 6, 2012, 9:17 PM EST.
Mikes constant humiliation is great, and it isn’t so bad that it makes things more depressing.
Buttons June 6, 2012, 9:20 PM EST.
I agree with Insane_Lioness. I’m still sticking by my Paulo brain that mike is a pansy, and he went just a tad to far on lucy. Not going to shuger coat that, he did go way to far. Granted mike took alot of lucys crap, got beat up, mistreated, insulted, mind ****ed. I can’t blame him for blowing up. While reading the series ya i got mad at him, like an outsider friend looking in. But no guy wants to get stringed along in a relationship thats not heathy for either of them. I think mike was just done with her. He believed that he was always the one protecting her and the only way they could grow was for them to move on. Not such an easy thing for some of us. I knew a girl who i was strictly friends with and she wrote me 6 pages of text telling me how we can’t be in eachothers lives simply because she got a bf. Some of us would react like i did and go, OK sphyco. But others who r codependent will spyral down and believe they can’t trust a soul. Lucy does need a guy like Paulo. Not saying i want Paulo with lucy, still a big paulo jazzy fan, but she needs a man who takes her oddly there for some reason pain away. I realy don’t get her sometimes. She is for the most part always ****** off, and hates the world. The main majority of the time mind u. I just don’t get it I mean ok so the girls in school didn’t like her tom boyish behavior, so what. I got rejected at a young age for being to outgoing and stealing the show, but with family and real friends u get by. Lucy has a mom who seems like the sweetest, and 2 very caring brothers, and those annoying pets.( well just yashi) i hate that thing. Don’t know where her dad is, but i don’t get y she’s so drawn to depreshion. So the guy doesn’t like u. So what. Other people do but if they tell her she just beats them up. She has real friends but none of them mean didly to her for the most part. Remember what sue said “believe it or not but mikes not the only friend u have.” Heck daisy hated lucy in the begining, and she’s now a loyal friend despite how lucy is. If lucy wanted to she could own this seperation and be the one on top. That people is what i want to see in this series. Mike blows it with sandy, tries to c his pals but there not interested and there is lucy being the life of the party. Mike approaches her and gets rejected. Taeshi make that happen. Then as time goes on have mike and lucy rekindal there friendship. If they end up together so be it, if they don’t whatever, i just want to enjoy the ride and see how these lives turn out. I’d appoligise for this rant but if i did it wouldn’t show how much i love it. Peace
JustSomeCritic June 6, 2012, 9:26 PM EST.
Mike caused most of the negative fan-opinion himself when he took Lucy’s clearly painful support for his happiness and stomped all over and broke Lucy for a third time. We’ve seen her do selfless things for Mike, Daisy, Liam,, Yashy, Tessa (talking), Paulo, Molly (singing) and probably others. It isn’t the turning Lucy down or yelling at her, but attacking her with her fear of abandonment after admitting he knows her really well and continually making her sorry for trying to make up for her past misdeeds. We’ll ignore the fact that “school age girl picking on the ones she likes most” is a very well-known situation. She’d be more than willing to apologize in some way if she wasn’t so justififiably terrified of even talking in his presence after last time. He burned that bridge. It may well take a serious threat to fix this.
Then again, the less of Alejandro we see, the better.
Hoheh June 6, 2012, 9:36 PM EST.
Wow… I really have a new perspective of the series thnx
To you guys….
Anyway’s, I noticed Sandy didn’t him Maishul…. Something must be going on, or, I hope Sandy dumps him horribly, or mabye Sandy gets hurt terribly and dies…..
Tell me what u think in ur comments, but first read the EPIC words of wisdom typed by Insane _Lioness and JustSomeCritic first.
Hashi June 6, 2012, 9:50 PM EST.
I dont know why but i just have this image in my head of lucy meeting another guy who is kinda shy and extremely timid around girls and she treates him much nicer after what happened with mike. Then mike wiould be all like oh noooooo and go all emo if some **** happens between him and sandy.
Gershnargin June 6, 2012, 10:03 PM EST.
Okie, I know this would sound odd, but I don’t get why people say Lucy bullied mike all his life.. I mean, she started to act somewhat mean to him because she found that she liked him. I mean, have you ever jokingly punched ur crush in the shoulder? I see that type of stuff happen in real life all the time..the person teases the other, or their crush, and other stuff without really realizing what it’s doing. :S it’s like little boys teasing girls because they like them. :T So I don’t really think Lucy deserved what mike gave her.. I mean he could of said “hey look, this is what you’re doing to me..please stop,” instead of “you have no ****ing friends, you’re completely alone! I have sandy and I DONT ****ING NEED YOU!!” .___. Though I think it’s kind of sandy’s fault for that..I mean she butted in without really taking the time to get to know the truth to it all.. Yeah, she was just worried, but she still should of asked what was really going on instead of jumping to conclusions.
Anyway.. I’m looking forward to seeing WHO sandy REALLY is, she can’t be all smiley and perfect right? I do kinda agree that mike deserves some kind of pay back for what he did to Lucy, but im not sure what he should really get.. On a diff note, maybe when he sees Sandy, she won’t really be what he thought she would be. People change in time, and she may not be the sandy she was before she left ya know?
But eh, who knows. I really like this comic though, so intense!! Can’t wait for Friday! waiting for this Comic’s update sucks!! But it’s totally worth the wait!
Xarf June 6, 2012, 10:32 PM EST.
I have a really hard time hating sandy. And honestly, after thinking about it, I can’t understand why anyone would.
We have no proof, whatsoever, that she is anything but the perfect child. The Alexandra Tourea of BCB. We have no proof she’s ever done anything wrong to mike, or Lucy, or any of the cast. She’s just had a few short flashbacks, five pages for herself, and that’s it. And, in none of those pages, did she do anything except be cute and call mike her Wuvy Duvy or something.
But, I wish I could hate her, a little, because I hope for MxL hard. But I can’t. No reason.
Curtisimo - backs emotion with logic
Curtisimo June 6, 2012, 10:32 PM EST.
ok cute and stupid !
p- chan June 6, 2012, 11:24 PM EST.
… missed… so much stuff…
GoldenCapuccinoFlame June 6, 2012, 11:28 PM EST.
@Hashi the reason the note didn’t say maishul is because she only says maishul since she can’t say it correctly this has little to nothing to do with her spelling on notes
kuri-tsuka June 7, 2012, 12:14 AM EST.
I don’t get why people say that what Mike’s said to Lucy was coming to her. They simply dislike how he treated her while he did.
I would understand if Lucy still harrassed him the same way she did before. Though honestly, I don’t exactly think Lucy hurt him /that/ badly. Sure there was some physical abuse here or there but it was either when Mike was acting dumb and — Okay, lemme stay on topic.
I would understand and feel a tiny bit ‘better’ about it if she wasn’t around her changing point. She wasn’t bothering him that much and was actually starting to notice what her actions was doing. Lucy was starting to change. She was trying to become a better person and Mike sorta crushed it when he had to ‘spill it all out.’
It’s not like she even ignited him to do so. She was trying to be happy for him and he still exploded! I mean really, come on.
Anyway, I’m not hoping for anything bad to happen to him.
Nor am I rooting for anything good to happen to him either.
I’m just curious to see what happens. :c
Mew June 7, 2012, 12:15 AM EST.
Lover boy xD
NirvaNOX182 June 7, 2012, 1:06 AM EST.
Someone’s getting laid.
DrNazus June 7, 2012, 2:14 AM EST.
It’s good to see a glimmer of Mike’s old self again. Without the turmoil, Mike can return to the shy, nervous teen we all use to love. I still thinks he’s a bit of an ***, but that’s me. If he wants to redeem himself to me, he will give Lucy a big hug or sugary item of her choice. After all, it worked for Paulo
UltimateZ June 7, 2012, 2:54 AM EST.
it looks like flower girl came along as well (in the last panel)
CatEyes June 7, 2012, 3:17 AM EST.
He’s either going to blow it by talking about lucy, or sandy is going to look nothing like he remembers her. In fact the last time we saw her i don’t remember her having a face.
JustSomeCritic June 7, 2012, 4:14 AM EST.
“We have no proof she’s ever done anything wrong to any of the cast.”
What about Daisy? They were best buds, but then when Mike came along Sandy just ditched her and totally forgot about her. Daisy’s still hurt about it all these years later so their friendship must have been important to her, but apparently Sandy didn’t give a ****.
Some New Guy June 7, 2012, 6:20 AM EST.
it would be great if david was there, following the flower girl, and sees what happens between mike and sandy (whatever happens).
boh... June 7, 2012, 8:21 AM EST.
I… Can’t… Help…. It…… Mike got way to serious with Lucy…. Even after she was starting to treat him right… God! I just HATE Mike now! He’s such an ungrateful butt! He doesn’t know if anyones gonna follow him….. And I hope they don’t! That brat needs to learn his place and watch his mouth! >:d
Fire flame June 7, 2012, 8:38 AM EST.
Sandy! Dump that idiot and date someone closer to you! I at least CAN understand why you don’t want Lucy hurting your boyfriend.
BeatBud June 7, 2012, 8:42 AM EST.
MIKE X SANDY WHEEE
PAULOISSOHOTLIKE June 7, 2012, 9:26 AM EST.
it really is not the fact that mike is still sticking with sandy that i really care about. the thing that made me angry about mike is the way he went about the situation with lucy. his manner in cutting her off was completely insensitive, immature, and a complete pile of hypocrisy. the minute she started talking, just talking, with someone else he threw a hissy fit at her. it seems like he thinks of her as his on personal follower, and that she cant have a friendly relationship with anyone other then him. then he turns around and out of no where, accuses her of a bunch of bull **** and crushes her perceived image of their relationship. if he had only had a discussion with her about where it was going that would be different. however, the way he went about it was cruel and malicious.
Dowdpride June 7, 2012, 10:23 AM EST.
Long live the shipping wars. Also love the harlequin mask the bouncer is wearing in Panel 1.
Mamimi June 7, 2012, 10:31 AM EST.
Mike ……….. You’re such a dick i hope sandy dumps you and runs off with a handsome model!
le-kitty-rawr June 7, 2012, 11:28 AM EST.
Guys seriously stop with the Mike hate Lucy treated him like **** all the time he even tried to become something more with her multiple times and she waits until he moves on and is happy then suddenly she loves him?! Its to little to late for her she missed her chance. He could have handled the “I hate you” in a different way but seriously he had every right to tell her off. shes the one that needs to grow up and stop being a crybaby. He tried she rejected him now he moved on and is happy its her turn. I hope him and Sandy hit it off perfectly and live happily for the foreseeable future. MIKE IS MY FAVORIT CHARACTER! BRING ON THE HATE!
Mrneonwhite June 7, 2012, 1:33 PM EST.
@Mrneonwhite He didn’t just tell her off. HE CRUSHED HER SOUL, and Lucy in the meantime has been ignored completely by my thoughts. Only Paulo still wants to help her.
Vanesa June 7, 2012, 1:44 PM EST.
@Vanesa And how many times did she reject him before?
Mrneonwhite June 7, 2012, 1:51 PM EST.
@some new guy,
I think I mentioned this before back when that came up in the comic. The problem with that whole thing is that we don’t know the full story, maybe Sandy did ditch Daisy, or more likely Daisy misinterpreted or misread the situation. Maybe Daisy thought they were friends, but Sandy considered her just an acquaintance. Maybe just about a hundred different scenarios within Daisy’s story and that’s the problem, without someone else to back her story we don’t know if her story is 100% fact.
On top of that, Daisy does have a center of the universe mentality that can make her blow things out of whack. Let’s not also forget that Daisy did crush on Mike once upon a time so jealousy could’ve made her blow facts out of proportion as well. So Daisy’s story still doesn’t qualify as Sandy wronging anyone as we don’t have Sandy’s side of the story or a third party source to verify daisy’s side of the story.
strider June 7, 2012, 2:37 PM EST.
Okay this is a double post but i ran out of time on my other post.
@everyone using mike rejecting lucy or lucy rejecting mike as a defense
Please stop, that’s not a legitimate defense for a character being in the wrong or right. The heart wants what it wants, when mike wanted lucy she didn’t want him, when lucy wanted mike he didn’t want her. That’s how life works, you can’t always get what you want but you always get what you need, you know. So please stick to the characters actual flaws and not their romantic decisions in debate of their character.
I don’t want to get into a huge debate as i went through this debate before but mike’s outburst wasn’t spontaneous. He did have a coiled up hissing cobra thing going before he let loose on her. So there was warning at least in body language and occasionally in his wording. He more or less did tell her to drop/move off the subject, she didn’t. Was he harsh, undeniably so, but it can’t be said that he didn’t give warning signs he was on the verge of a rage fit. And since the encounter he has shown at least once that he feels guilt over it, whether it’s over the whole encounter or the extremes he took it too is still up for debate though.
strider June 7, 2012, 3:08 PM EST.
he looks like mike was crying when he asked whats wrong
Kevin K-Dash June 7, 2012, 3:28 PM EST.
I don’t see why he’s so embarrassed. He’s ‘dating’ a supermodel! I’d be pretty happy about that, no matter what some guy says or calls me.
Riskyfox June 7, 2012, 3:30 PM EST.
with “And how many times did she reject him before?” you mean that mike SIMPLY rejected her?
because, y’see, maybe you don’t get that “to crush someone’s soul” is VERY different from “to reject someone”.
boh... June 7, 2012, 4:34 PM EST.
i want mike and lucy to be friends again, but i still want mike to end up with sandy :3 i’d honestly prefer it if lucy didn’t end up with any of the main guys
dama June 7, 2012, 6:31 PM EST.
I like where this chapter is going. I hope there will be a little intermission soon. Hunger Games themed. It would be cute. All the characters… so cute.
hellothere June 7, 2012, 6:59 PM EST.
Gotta, say that this is turning out to be a great chapter so far! its defiantly relieving to see some lightheartedness going on. By the way Mike looks like he has something to look forward to after the show
Echo June 7, 2012, 7:00 PM EST.
i completly agree with kikimmicoa! 100%!!
amerade June 7, 2012, 8:34 PM EST.
Please let Sandy be taller than Mike. PLEASE LET SANDY BE TALLER THAN MIKE.
It will make all this waiting and agony worth it. Ahaha.
Keo June 7, 2012, 9:34 PM EST.
I love you :I
You pretty much summed up my huge wall of text into two simple paragraphs.
Insane_Lioness June 11, 2012, 12:48 PM EST.
i psychically cannot imagine mike with a voice of anything more than a 6-year-old(pitch wise)when he said “whats wrong?”lol that face!!!
THATGUY June 12, 2012, 4:44 PM EST.
Sigh. Altough i dislike mike in general, he’s pretty dang cute with Sandy. I wish Lucy and Paulo could be together but i also like jazmin…..and Tess….GAAAAHHHH DRAMMAAAAA!!!! (Abbey+Daisy all the way ^^)
Lea August 20, 2012, 9:42 PM EST.
Everyone like this blog!Because it so good!
cleterbkz September 26, 2012, 7:54 PM EST.
Mike is an idiot, and really mean to Lucy. I understand that he doesn’t like her, but he didn’t need to be that mean to her! Paulo is awesome, and he is a true friend. I think that he needs to get together with Lucy. Jasmine will get over it. (sorry jasmine)
Sarah April 1, 2013, 9:49 AM EST.
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