71. Just Beautiful, page posted 6/8/12

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Just Beautiful — Page 4
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Veronica’s Commentary

For a long time, Mike’s eyes were pretty wonky at the bottom-left. We’ve fixed it up now.

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124 Reader Comments On This Page

Comment ID #218550

Page looks awesome~ Wonder what he’s gonna pull out of his pocket… .3. I have a feeling after this chapter I’ll finally be a Mike X Sandy shipper…. Maybe. Who knows~

CocoTR June 8, 2012, 7:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #218551

yep there is something in his pocket

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsoo9wQSvYw

rocknrollDa\/E June 8, 2012, 7:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #218552

Is that Mr. Noodles? (far right behind the panel)

DLancer June 8, 2012, 7:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #218553

Interesting.. Whatcha got in your pocket, Mikey?

Zach June 8, 2012, 7:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #218554

In my opinion Taeshi, you can crash whenever the heck you want. After making an awesome webcomic for nearly three years, a nice nap is the least you deserve.

Anyway, I wonder what Sandy is going to be performing. If it’s a sad or ominous musical piece, it’s probably a sign that Mike should brace for any incoming bad luck just to be safe.

OffTheGrid June 8, 2012, 7:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #218556

Oh snap, this all makes sense now.
He’s got a gun in his pocket. It’s going to be a murder-suicide.

Clever Tae, clever….

Ace June 8, 2012, 7:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #218557

Mikes not wearing pants. Perv :P

Leo-Inu June 8, 2012, 7:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #218558

The broader and bigger the image, the better the water colors look. Just for the record.

What the **** is Mike looking around for? The show hasn’t started yet. Haley and his mom aren’t joining him. Is he concerned that he’s the only kid there? And why the hell does he look upset? Sandy said to meet her AFTER the show! I assume he’s pulling out his phone to text her.

NintendoSegaSonyGuy June 8, 2012, 7:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #218559

My god this is great. I don’t like MikexSandy but this is going to be a good chapter, I can tell.

SeeU June 8, 2012, 7:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #218560

XD WHUTS IN YUH POCKET MIKE
ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffuuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu probableh a note

KittyXoXo June 8, 2012, 7:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #218561

Um.. What is mike doing?? * horrified expression *

Totally not awkward. June 8, 2012, 7:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #218562

He’s going to sneak backstage into a room with a bunch of beautiful girls that are probably changing… Stay strong and true to your woman mike.
Edit: Also it’s a good thing he’s wearing clothes.

Wolf128 June 8, 2012, 7:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #218563

Having fun there, mike? ;)

Haley June 8, 2012, 7:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #218564

Oooh, This is going to be pretty. I can’t wait to see Sandy! She’s the one character that I would like to get more detail on immediately.

SynthyK June 8, 2012, 7:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #218565

I honestly think it has to do with what he’s wearing. Everyone else there seems dressed up… where as he’s just wearing a winter coat and a retarded scarf.

Snigglefittz June 8, 2012, 7:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #218566

Maybe because everyone he sees is fancy, he may have a monocle in his pocket!!!! Like a sir

Bolgverk June 8, 2012, 7:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #218568

Well i must say this , he looks older and more mature right now

DrackeStalenTorgen June 8, 2012, 8:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #218569

Don’t worry teashi. You have a remarkable track record for updates compared to other some web comics. I doubt anyone really minds the extra weight, and I’m sure plenty of us know that feeling when you just have to crash. I know I do!

Alpharius June 8, 2012, 8:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #218570

Now he’s getting impatience.

starfighter105 June 8, 2012, 8:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #218571

^••^

Gomu June 8, 2012, 8:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #218572

Mike honey, you have no style!

Nickwolf June 8, 2012, 8:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #218573

Wow, Great artwork.

Unfortunately, I was waiting a long time to only find another cliffhanger page in the comic. :unsure:

Oh Well :D

Guharfuh June 8, 2012, 8:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #218574

I figure his phone is in his pocket.

Or an engagement ring in the opposite one.

My bets on the phone, as he probably wants to check the time, or text her and say: “I’m here wuvvums!” or whatever weird nicknames they’ve sexted each other.

Mirasia June 8, 2012, 8:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #218575

Derp Mike in panel 6, olololol.

Can’t wait to see how the reuniting is going to be for the 2 kitty lovers. :3

Jinx. June 8, 2012, 8:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #218576

“LOL, he’s putting his hand on the pocket, so the pocket may have a hole, then he will fap to his imaginary girfriend while she acts” 8-)

Great expectations, now everything is just so hard to foresee… oh Taeshi… you’re just playing with my mind… 8-D

Boddish June 8, 2012, 8:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #218577

Hes going backstage before the show even starts wow! He really wants to see Sandy 8-)

mr.awesome June 8, 2012, 8:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #218578

Oh Taeshi, you’re far more than forgiven, It’d be worth waiting 2 years (I doubt that’ll ever happen!) to see your amazing artwork and read my favorite webcomic! ;)

Of course, even though I have grown a dislike to Sandy, maybe she’s not as bad as I thought. For all I know, she could be my next favorite character!

Cloudy June 8, 2012, 8:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #218580

You most certainly deserve a nice long crash. especially after something like that. Congratulations on finishing the semester.

Dracain June 8, 2012, 8:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #218581

Wow I was having a nap and I suddenly wake up to see a new page. I think I have BCB senses.. Anyways you deserved a break Taeshi. Congrats on finishing the semester? (Not really sure what to say xD)

Raven June 8, 2012, 8:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #218582

I was thinking Mike might pull his phone out of his pocket. It could be (gasp) Lucy or someone. Or maybe something’s wrong. Because his face in the second to last panel seemed kinda stressed or something. Always a cliff hanger.

marz June 8, 2012, 9:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #218583

Fashion show stage? Mike walking towards it? He’s about to become a peeping Tom! Oh mike…I knew it.

Slenderman June 8, 2012, 9:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #218584

A phone to text sandy with, gets a ahem from the person next to him. no phone allowed.

I duno, its a epic moment. ether way. there a good couple :smirk:

Lucy will prolly be a better person as single, one day to find her true love who will give her the world and more. If mike wasn’t meant to be then mike wasn’t meant to be.

Paulo is happy with jazz. Accept it. Might be future crap that will happen. for some parents are age issued. Thats all i see happening to actually break them apart.

Ether way. Lets watch? :x

Sahchan June 8, 2012, 9:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #218585

wow just thought about it, if everyone who assume Lucy is calling actually calls, thus ******* off sandy when she walks down the cat walk.

Lucy calls to rub in his face that she is noticed people do care for him and whatever ******* him off. i duno just thought about what kind of stuff could happen…

Some fireworks maybe?

Sahchan June 8, 2012, 9:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #218586

This artwork just, I,

The comic should be done this way in watercolor. Forever. It’s great, it really is. Love it.

Schrödinger June 8, 2012, 9:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #218587

Also maybe daisy is in the crowd waiting for a chance to pull sandy aside and ask wtf?

If daisy is that fed-up about there past friendship and takes it seriously. I could see someone wanting to know why she stopped calling or stopped being her friend. again i duno XD

Just a epic comic :)

Sahchan June 8, 2012, 9:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #218588

No mike, do not masturbate in public. D:


But seriously, Mike does anything -but fit the atmosphere. :/

And dear god did that guy in the 4th panel musta broke his neck by now, I juuuust noticed that head seemed a little more turned that is possible.

And as for the potential drama discussion that was all over the last update- Mike gets to have his potentially not so perfect dream girlfriend (because what do these two actually know about interacting with each other over periods of time anymore?). Paulo can jazzhands with Jazzy ._. (ohgod bad puns). And I’m kind of expecting zach to make an appearance for some reason- (as far as I remember, lucy never did sing for him :P)
And if you guys want more best-case scenario.
The only way this’ll work out for lucy (as I can tell) is a new face or.. well.. someone not a boy? (shrug)

EITHER WAY
I need to stop not getting to the point:
What I was gonna say was. Taeshi, keep up the good work. We love BCB like we love the internet- It makes us mad, it makes us sad, but it’s all part of a most lovely experience :D

starling June 8, 2012, 9:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #218589

hahah maybe it’s Paulo calling him, though i doubt it. i think he’s the one doing the calling/texting

zergling June 8, 2012, 9:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #218590

Bottom left corner shot of Mikie Looks….so grown up. What happened to mikie!?! Lol.

Finally, the moment is approaching….why does it feel like there’s going to be some rejection soon??…………..there will be something! ………

RaeMoon June 8, 2012, 9:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #218591

The more it goes the more I feel that Mike will realize that Sandy is just beautiful. JUST beautiful, all the rest, her personality and things, evaporated with the glory and the time. What will you find, Mike, behind the spotlights ? =/

Evilion June 8, 2012, 9:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #218592

WOW, Mike. Are you really that impatient? Using that backstage pass early might not work in your favor.

AwesomeBCBFan June 8, 2012, 9:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #218593

I’m incredibly happy that I wasn’t the only immature one going “OMG I CAN SEE MIKES CROTCH” and “WHY IS HE MASTURBATING”. Hahah, seriously, I can’t stop laughing.

Eeyup June 8, 2012, 9:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #218594

Pink cat is puuuurdy~

ChocolateHedgehog June 8, 2012, 9:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #218595

@taeshi,
Fu-git about it, anyone who’s gone to college or a university knows how exhausting finals are, so i think a late update can be forgiven.

@Offthegrid,
This is a fashion show so maybe showing off a clothing line.

strider June 8, 2012, 10:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #218596

I don’t know why, but this page feels extra clean and sharp to me. The painting is always great, but I think you did really well with this page. The watercolor just looks so pretty.

N June 8, 2012, 10:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #218597

I wonder, if Mike will acidently broke Sandy’s career. I mean, now he is trying to enter behind the scenes, what if he’ll ebe able to do it, will finde Sandy, they will have an argument (for example, he will see somesing, he was not supposed to), poor girl will be disapointed, and will fail show? That would be a lot of irony and will fit in “Just beautiful” title

Darknest One June 8, 2012, 10:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #218598

Pink cats all like “I be twirlin my fur all cutesy like!” :-*

Also Mike looks really grown up in the bottom panels……

Breemanator June 8, 2012, 10:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #218599

Hang in there Mike.

Starkeyblade June 8, 2012, 10:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #218600

For Mike’s own sake, lets just hope that his past action a few chapters ago won’t affect his relationship with Sandy.

But then again, there’s the old saying: what comes around goes around.

Nimbus26 June 8, 2012, 11:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #218601

you work hard to please the unplease able fanbase you deserve a rest.
anyway back to the comic, i wonder what he’s doing but i will have to wait and see. the next page comes up on my birthday so i’m probably in for a different kind of surprise than usual.

i don't know June 8, 2012, 11:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #218602

The next update is on MY birthday too! ^.^ What are the odds? lol

Frodomann1 June 8, 2012, 11:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #218603

*******… i hope you get hurt ¬¬

nadss June 8, 2012, 11:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #218605

@frodomann1
Happy birthday! And does Frodo refur to lord of the rings? I <3 those movies!
Hmm.. Is mike goIng to text sandy? Or Lucy?!?! Or maybe he won’t pull out his phone at all!

Wow June 8, 2012, 11:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #218606

DUN DUN DUN!!!

Subaru June 9, 2012, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #218607

Mike puts on his serious face as he thinks to himself in a tough-guy voice, “Where’s the bathroom?”

Xenos June 9, 2012, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #218608

I get the feeling Mike is going to do something rash, like he usually does. :unsure:
Probably going to be embarrassing too, and make either he or Sandy question their relationship.

On a second, unrelated note, am I the only one crazy enough to notice that it looks like Mike’s been blushing the entire chapter? Just one of the insane things I notice and can’t un-notice. :/

Neospector June 9, 2012, 1:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #218609

He’s got a gun!!!

Kindle Kat June 9, 2012, 1:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #218610

Furious Abbey i cant believe this, i really wanted Mike and Lucy as a couple, but now i think Lucy is better off with 8-) since he is nicer to her, then Mike, no matter what she has done 8-) still loves her, i know deep down he does

BalanceMaster June 9, 2012, 1:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #218611

I hope he doesn’t distract her (or worse), with whatever he’s about to do.

Alexander B June 9, 2012, 1:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #218612

How thoughtful he looks. This is a great page! I am weary of what he plans to do though…

Shi-chan June 9, 2012, 1:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #218613

Mike is getting his determined face on and getting ready to play some serious pocket pool.

Jon June 9, 2012, 1:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #218614

It’s probably his phone, he’s probably gonna text her to tell her where he is. I await the next page with much anticipation. It’s been so long since Sandy was in the picture. I can’t wait to see her in watercolors!

Inukai June 9, 2012, 1:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #218615

I’m interested in seeing how this’ll turn out but I’m just kinda meh.

That one bitch June 9, 2012, 2:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #218616

Mike’s about to go Deggrassi up in this cat box. XD

Gar June 9, 2012, 3:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #218617

Oh man, I just noticed how Mike looks kinda cross-eyed in the bottom left… but other than that excellent as usual Ah I wish I could do as well with my expressions! Good Job with the watercolours you’re seriously getting the hang of it… C:

Paggles June 9, 2012, 3:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #218618

Damit …… much of this storry reminds me on better day`s in da past ….. and makes me happy cause now it is proof i am not the only one which had such probs in the youth ;)


Great storry plz carry on !!!

The Duke June 9, 2012, 3:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #218619

I’m thinking that he has stopped feeling so shy and knowing that the girl of his dreams is just behind that curtain and has finally decided to go up their and get what he wants. He’s getting the VIP ticket out from his pocket so that he can go and see her before the show. Mike looks actually quite a bit older in this comic, I like how he’s drawn.

Kit June 9, 2012, 4:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #218620

While I’d like to say something about Mike or Sandy, nothing really comes to mind. Focusing on them while aware of the fact that Lucy is internally suffering, an extremely soft character if you can get past the tough exterior, makes me feel a bit guilty.
While it’s easy to become polarized and point fingers at Mike or Lucy, I think both of them share a credit of blame for the tragedy that is their relationship.
Mike had feelings for Lucy when they were younger, but Mike was coming on too fast and Lucy wasn’t ready then (remember, despite her tough act, she’s far more delicate than most).
However, when she began to share that attraction with Mike, he’d already moved on back to Sandy. So, it was a tragedy played out by time, as one moved in too early and the other too late.
Lucy tried to mask her feelings by antagonizing Mike and he continually let her, until he finally exploded, instead of calmly confronting her beforehand.
I know they’re just “teenagers”, but you can only play that card so much, before it becomes a crutch more than it is an excuse.
What I am glad about is the fact that Lucy stated her mutual affection for Mike and put that on the table, instead of just holding it inside. It takes a deal of guts to do that, especially if you know the outcome, and I’m very glad she did. It’s too bad she didn’t deal with the results as bravely.
I’ve stopped supporting the Mike x Lucy romance a long time ago, but I’d like it if they could at least still be friends and clear the animosity between them.
Your style, as always, is marvelous, Taeshi, and I don’t know if you judge your comic from an artistic perspective, a characterized one, or both, but as a reader I tend to be more drawn to the development of the characters more than anything else.
It’s not to say that this story has no character development, far from it seeing as how dramatic it is. I only wished that some characters stood in the light of development more often than others, but that’s only wishful thinking, since I’m not the creator.

Hubris119 June 9, 2012, 5:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #218621

Mikes like: **** this i’ve waited and masterbated to long, i’m seeing her

JustSomeCritic June 9, 2012, 5:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #218622

it seems to me that he’s getting up from his seat, in the last panel.
anybody else had the same impression?

boh... June 9, 2012, 6:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #218623

@Hubris119, essay much? XD

And I’m not surprised to see Mike all anxious and edgy, I mean, after all he is going to finally see Sandy again. As for what’s in his pocket… no idea.

Kuro June 9, 2012, 6:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #218625

Build up the brave, Mike! We all know you can do it! I can’t wait to see how it goes!

Leo June 9, 2012, 7:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #218626

You know I wasn’t going to speculate too much about sandy but then I remembered…
http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c58/p9.html

Hmmmmm :O

starling June 9, 2012, 7:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #218627

Oh Mike! You’re finally meeting the girl of your dreams, right? ‘S not like I’mma MikexSandy shipper. I’m just happy for Mike, the whole time suffering for his distance with Sandy, and now hes finally meeting her, fighting Mike :D

rilakkumalover June 9, 2012, 8:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #218628

uuuuh the pink cat is so pretty :love:
hmmm is it me or is mike not wearing any pants??
he sure is prepared meeting his girlfriend huh? :-*

crazy-cat-lady June 9, 2012, 8:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #218629

btw.. i still hate mike more than anything for how he has been shutting Lucy out from everything in his life.. they were best friends before he met sandy, and I don’t hate Sandy, because she seems like a really sweet girl, and it’s not her fault that MIKE doesn’t know how to have both a girlfriend AND a private life with friends.. all in all, Mike’s shouldn’t have a girlfriend and sandy should find a sweet guy who is mature enough to figure out both having a life and her as a girlfriend :unsure:
I can see i’m not the only one thinking that.. i hope she dumps him one day :D

crazy-cat-lady June 9, 2012, 9:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #218630

ya know i really am starting to think mike is ocd XD

Alopex June 9, 2012, 9:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #218631

Mike, still you are my favourite character

Carlitos June 9, 2012, 9:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #218632

hey Micheal… u’ll die if u have a pickle in ur pocket

Mr. Big Fat Pickle Pants June 9, 2012, 10:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #218633

Bluh, I can’t tell if he’s standing up in the last panel or if the view just moved down, not enough else visible around him to tell.

If it’s the latter I guess he’s just going to text Sandy to let her know he’s there or something. If he’s getting up… noooo Mike, don’t go backstage now, the models are probably getting changed back there D:

Some new guy June 9, 2012, 11:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #218634

In this one I slightly feel sorry for Mike. He looks around and then notices one thing, He seems under dressed. Kind of like how Ij ust did my Tourism Final Group Project with my group, and I’m the only one that was dressed up in formal wear, thinking tour guides dress that way. The others didn’t because of what we’re supposed to do on the guiding tour usually means lots of activity. Anyways, yeah he’s under dressed. Also if you want to be comical about it. It would be hilarious as hell if this was a dream. Kind of like the,” Crap! I forgot to wear my pants to school/work” thing.

As for what’s he’s got in the pocket. Realistically I think it’s either a camera, or a gift he wants to give her. Non-realistically…a secret extending spy cam for looking under the skirts of every girl that walks down the runway, specially the ones that banana peal towards his side if two go down the run way at once.

Dont’ know what I mean by banana peal? It’s where two models go down the middle, stop at the end, and if they are instructed also in the middle, and then turn outwards, towards the edges of the sides, and then walk back. It basically looks like how someone peals a banana, the peal of the banana goes outwards…I’ve had advanced sewing classes, and they have fashion shows near the end of class….so yeah that’s how I know.

Alkaizer87 June 9, 2012, 11:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #218635

@Some_new_guy : Don’t listen to him Mike! Go backstage! Then You’ll not only nosebleed to death, but you’ll also embarrass Sandy when the other models notice how small your ‘soldier’ probably is. Then she’ll be forced to end things with you, and finally you’ll get what you deserve you inconsiderate heartless ice cold drag queen of a stupid poopy head cat!

EDIT: Muahahaahahahahahahaha!

Alkaizer87 June 9, 2012, 11:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #218636

Oh God, its zooming into his crotch right before Sandy walks on. I don’t like where this is going D:

nAar June 9, 2012, 12:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #218637

I think Mike is one of that guy`s that belive on romantic and perfect moments…. it will be hard 4 him to learn that reality bring him very fast down …… Pablo will suffer … and the poor thing is his storry looks familar to me … in his hart he is a good guy but every time he got more punches in da nuts 4 beeing so lightmindet he will get more closed in his personality and if that goes on too much he will become a perfect Charly harper …..
Lucy got opened her eye`s how she is acting with the one`s which like her and she trye`s always to get all she can get without seeing how she hurts people if she don`t realize she will loose really a bunch of friends, but if i read her psych right she will ignore it and will blame the others 4 her mistakes so she don`t have to think about her personality and can keep her mind ….

I can write so much about everyone of this storry because i have all these caracteres in my friendship and thats the point why i like this storry so much …. reminds me on my past even the bitchy girls and the strange Guy`s i am looking forward 4 next pics and we will see how close this came to my past.

Best wishes and waiting Duke

The Duke June 9, 2012, 1:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #218638

@mr.awesome

I agree, he must be pulling out his; “back-stage pass” so he can see Sandy already, after all those years of waiting and then a few months of rage at his friends.

Hashi June 9, 2012, 2:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #218639

Happening 1:Yes! Go back and look a some girls getting changed! Then Sandy can dump you, you goodfornothing,stupid,drama queen,cheeter, idiot!
Happening 2: Sandys back there smooching with some crazy hot male model and when she’s sees mike, she slaps him, rips up his V.I.P pass, and kicks him off the stage, reporting he was messing with her and the other girls.
I don’t care what happens….. Just PLZ miss wrighter, make sandy dump him in this chapter! Yea, and I bet you don’t… -sigh- well it’s predictable that you don’t, just so you know….

BeatBud June 9, 2012, 2:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #218640

He’s probably going to pull out a piece of paper with “I love you” on it or something. I’ma pee my pants if he accidentally flashes it at the wrong girl.

Mike was a total dick to Lucy. C’mon Taeshi, give him a LITTLE crap… for the fans who think he deserves it? XD

Chinatsu June 9, 2012, 2:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #218641

I hope he finds her snoggin with some other cat.

Jack June 9, 2012, 3:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #218642

This may sound evil but I really hope mike gets his heart crushed….. Strike that what he did to Lucy what ever happens to him is too good for him

The Wolven King June 9, 2012, 5:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #218651

So why do you keep changing drawing styles?

Guharfuh June 9, 2012, 7:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #218652

I call shinanagins!

Invader Rex June 9, 2012, 7:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #218653

:o
So close to the moment of truth…
As someone who’s always only been in long-distance relationships, this big reveal meeting thing is extra interesting to me :3
so curious/excited @_@

Kaytay June 9, 2012, 7:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #218654

I spy with my little eye mr noodles 8-D

JustSomeCritic June 9, 2012, 8:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #218655

Listing things to go wrong D::
1. Lucy shows up. Mad Lucy
2. Sandy messes up. :D
3. Sandy gets kidnapped by our devious friend from the bar encounter to lure “Green eyes” to his doom. ;)

Anonymous June 9, 2012, 8:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #218659

I’m admittedly rather amused that everyone automatically assumes Mike’s about to masturbate.

I mean, seriously? People actually think that is a logical conclusion?

Anyway, I hope everything goes ‘just beautiful’-ly for Mike and Sandy. Just because of how many people are demanding the opposite.

Laughing June 9, 2012, 8:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #218660

:question: Where is Mike going?

heyitsme June 9, 2012, 8:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #218661

In the last panel, I am quite positive he is getting up. There’s no shading to state he is still sitting, and his angle would be inconsistent.

As for whats in his pocket, I want to think its his pass to get backstage. The reason I think he is going backstage is because, he looks around after he sits down, and the one thing I really notice is that he is alone, and I think he notices too. (The people around him are all with someone)

To all of you saying “don’t go backstage you’ll see them changing” models don’t change RIGHT BEHIND the curtain, and they usually have someone in the doorway to stop people from going in the change room or area.

He is not wearing pants because their fur kinda covers them, he is under dressed but that is because he is there for sandy not for the show.

—DJ-GLaDOS 8-D

DJ-GLaDOS June 9, 2012, 8:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #218662

@anonymous,
scenario 1: doubtful, lucy isn’t in any condition for extended travel and i get the vibe, since mike’s mama said they’re going out to eat while the show is going on, that this event is outside of the main town where the characters live.
scenario 2: most likely, it effects her and makes her realize she can’t maintain a career and a LD relationship, thus has to make a decision between mike or her career.
scenario 3: doubtful, security at these affairs is often really high, not to mention sandy is born into money so she probably has her own set of private security guards. A teen and a group of ********** aren’t going to have the resources or connections to get around trained security staff.

strider June 9, 2012, 9:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #218665

Why does everyone think theres something in his pocket? Is it so wrong to just have your hand resting in your pocket? Sheesh some people reach into things too much.

Neila078 June 10, 2012, 2:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #218666

uh, I just thuoght about a possibility, that mike distracts sandy during the show and she falls down. at that point, her parents decide that she can see mike no more becasue he would be an obstacle for her career, and then something happens.

yeah, I’m one of those people who want it to end bad for mike.

boh... June 10, 2012, 3:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #218669

Meh… unproductive page! I hate these. (Nice art work though… even with jerk Mike’s crazy eyes XD It’s still lovely.)

But really, did you really need to give an entire page to Mike sitting down and looking around? You could have done that in a couple of panels and still kept the action of the story moving. Just saying. I’ve seen other people do it in their comics… and you’d still be leaving it with a cliffhanger either way (to keep the people coming back) but it would be a little less torture for us readers too. But hey, that’s just my opinion. I’ll continue reading this comic either way ( well… as long as Lucy’s around anyways.)

But hm…. he’s reaching into his pocket. Could he maybe have a promise ring for Sandy? And I say promise ring ‘cause he’s cheesy enough for that…
I want to see Sandy’s reacting when they meet. Not that I think she’ll be mean or anything… and I just don’t have the feeling that they’ll break up either. I think asking him to go to her show just so she could break up would be a bit too mean for her. She knows she’s setting him up with too high an expectation to do something like that.

Anyways, super excited for Monday!

Lunacy June 10, 2012, 7:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #218670

They’re not going to break up, people. Seriously. Look at that note she attached to his ticket. “See me after the show, sweetie” *heart* *lipstick kiss mark*

When she sees him she’s going to be all over him

Some new guy June 10, 2012, 9:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #218671

I really like the pink cat :|

gurgle June 10, 2012, 10:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #218672

It’d be cool if bar guy crashed the affair…
Like some insider job and all that biz, just to get at ol’ green eyes

Pshyzo June 10, 2012, 11:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #218673

Can’t wait to see how it goes!

The Guy in the Background June 10, 2012, 12:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #218674

Of course Mikes wearing pants! It’s his gray sweats~

Huh? June 10, 2012, 1:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #218675

DAT PINK CAT ON PANEL 1 8-D
oh, i just fell in love

boddish June 10, 2012, 2:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #218676

I think Michael noticed that he sat in between two couples: two canines, male and female, smiling at one another, and two felines, male and female, enjoying a good conversation. He noticed how happy they are, and probably decided he’ll try to meet up with Sandy before the show started, to wish her luck on her modelling walk way, as I guessed. Or maybe he’ll buy her something. Maybe he’s clutched onto his little pink note Sandy wrote him, or maybe not. Maybe it doesn’t have to do with his pocket. He’s not going to masturbate, Tash won’t show porn or sex on this site, because you gotta realize there are still children who also read this. So don’t think oh so nasty and think he’ll bang her or what ever.

the cookies. June 10, 2012, 2:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #218677

You know, I really do wonder about Sandy.

From what I’ve gathered, her mom has forced her into quite a few high end jobs. Being pushed through the funnel into popular society usually comes with a lot of pressure. You have to be pretty and say the right things at the right time… to hang out with the right people. She was so honest as a kid, so you know high society most definately could’ve changed her for the worse. I suppose it’s just a matter of time before we find out. If she did change, I really wonder how Mike will react.

Also, I’ve decided that I’m not going to hate Mike anymore. I just really feel sorry for Lucy. I’m sure when his current obsession with Sandy dies down a bit he’ll probably realize there were better ways to tell Lucy off. I don’t really mind what he does about it, I just wish he knew how badly he hurt her.

Chinatsu June 10, 2012, 2:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #218678

Wow, you sure know how to build suspense! GRRRR!!!

DenverDiddles June 10, 2012, 3:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #218679

are thay showing his bone r?

king of kings June 10, 2012, 3:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #218680

Test.

Anialator June 10, 2012, 5:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #218681

@:Chinatsu i concurr

JustSomeCritic June 10, 2012, 5:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #218682

@boh, it’s the USS MxL trying to stay afloat, the more rational of us are theorizing trouble ahead as sandy is being pushed more into the story. But, personally i don’t see a break up between mike and sandy anytime in the near future, I think her relationship with mike is the only thing in her life that she’s had a choice in. That makes it personal and giving her more reason to fight for it. Like i said something could happen at the show that makes her have to decide between career and romance, but as i see that it seems she was forced to have a career she’d be more inclined to fight for her relationship than her career.

@chinatsu,
very well said, that’s what i’m thinking as well. I actually feel bad for sandy because it seems she has one of those parents who are trying to live the life they wanted through their child. This is extremely dangerous as it messes with the child’s development, can socially impair the child, and can royally mess up the child’s head. There’s a difference between setting up your child for success and controlling your child so you can live your dream through them.

As for the lucy thing, that’s a good stance to take and very well put. I may defend mike but it’s not like i’m totally heartless and don’t see that lucy got f***ed up by his outburst. But i will say this, i think to some extent he has become aware and does feel a twinge of guilt for it, noted by his overly defensive stance when paulo questioned him at tess’s party. But the thing is after an outburst like the one he had it’s hard to apologize. If he says straight up he’s sorry it looks like he didn’t mean anything he said, which he did mean parts of what he said (i believe that he didn’t mean the parasite part, that it was just his anger talking at that point). But if he gives a half a$$ed apology, it’s worthless. He basically can’t win for losing.

And before anyone screams, “well if he feels guilty why is he being all happy and going to his girlfriend’s show?” Simply put, he still has a life to live and can’t dwell too much on the past, so he’s put the lucy issue on the back burner for a bit so he can focus on his girlfriend.

strider June 10, 2012, 5:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #218683

whoops, i meant the comment about the MxS relationship @some new guy, not @boh

strider June 10, 2012, 6:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #218684

~I’ve got a sausage in my pocket~

NO WAIT IT’S A GUN

AHAHAHAHAHHA DIIIIE EVERYONE WUAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!

Nope. Just a sausage gun. There’s an app for that.

However, Sandy ~looooves~ my sausage gun.

Geraldo June 10, 2012, 6:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #218686

Yay!, I funally caught up with everything, hooray internet! 8-D

Nicholas June 10, 2012, 6:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #218689

@Geraldo,
For some reason what you said made me think of the song Butters dances to in the flash back in the south park dance off episode. Don’t know why.

strider June 10, 2012, 10:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #218709

In my mind, it’s not focusing on his pocket.
It’s focusing on his lack of pants.

Boka June 11, 2012, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #218780

derp face bottom left

nick June 11, 2012, 11:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #218851

I have to say that I was hating Mike for a bit, but this page somehow changed my opinion of him. He’s nervous and it looks like he feels out of place. I don’t know, obviously, but he reminded me of myself, so I suddenly like him again.

Whitney June 12, 2012, 1:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #219512

I dont really hate sandy, actually, i’m a little mad at mike, at first i hated mike and sandy’s relationship due to how Mike treated Lucy, he is the one at fault, he used Lucy as a replacement from Sandy, then he brutally pushed her away, Lucy is a tsundere (in japanese) it’s normal for her to act this way, she is also a tomboy, but she’s cute, i dont mind Mike and Sandy being together, i just really want Mike to be more nice and understanding to Lucy, he couldof just said “Sorry, but i love someone else…” like manwa and manga ! I’m mad a little… But i hope that in later chapters, Mike will actually ask forgieveness to Lucy, if he doesn’t then i wouldn’t ever respect his attitude.

Ahryung June 20, 2012, 6:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #219817

This should be named mike’s revival.

Woodensword June 23, 2012, 1:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #259963

Just beautiful. That title makes me think that Sandy turned into a jerk/snob but that can’t be true because of that one chapter earlier in this volume, where you see Sandy throughout her day, being faithful too her Maishul. Mike, I mean.

meep September 20, 2013, 6:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #268707

@Laughing
He is 15, of course is him being about to masturbate a logical assumption :D

Tails November 29, 2013, 11:45 AM EST.

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