73. Ten Seconds to Midnight, page posted 1/2/13

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Ten Seconds to Midnight — Page 14
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Veronica’s Commentary

HEY HOW’S IT HANGING

Hope you guys had a good new year!!!

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Comment ID #235163

White fur, bulbous tail and some odd mass around the neck, who could it be? Speaking of which, what is up with that tail? It’s strange to say the least.
Still though, I wonder if she’s depressed and she’s going to jump or if she’s just having some deep existential journey on the top of a building? Either way, her mom must have said something huge for her to leave her house in the first place.
To be honest though, if she does jump and doesn’t die, a trip to the hospital will probably be good for the cast.

Nikita January 2, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #235164

Fantastic!

^In response to Taeshi. Hope your New Years celebrations went well!

As for something else.

Lucy. What are you doing? LUCY. STAHP.

I have a feeling it’ll either be Auggie talking her out of doing something drastic, or he’ll start to tell her not to, and she’ll kind of look over her shoulder with a blank stare. Then possibly go, ‘I’m not THAT ****ing stupid.’

Or maybe she won’t say anything at all.

Aaa, I just had another thought? What if Auggie saves her then somehow Paulo finds her, and Auggie leaves Paulo to care for her? u_u There is no real nice way to end this, is there?

Yaschiri January 2, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #235165

NO!!!!!

Sahchan January 2, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #235166

Commence drama with mystery figure o3o

Kris January 2, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #235167

Nooooooooo!!!!! Please talk some sense into this very depressed girl. Pretty please. ;.;? I was really hoping I was wrong and now this happens… well at least no one has jumped and Augustus has a chance to talk her Mad Lucy out of it. BE THE ANTI-HERO I KNOW YOU CAN BE. Even if that isn’t Lucy don’t them jump D: I know cats can land on their feet but this might hurt. Augustus I know you don’t like Lucy as much as you like Daisy but please, sweet talk this girl away from the ledge before you slap her for not taking your advice from before.

supertails19 January 2, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #235168

Is that Lucy? o.o

Annubix January 2, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #235169

NO, SHERLOCK, DONT JUMP
sorry, had to get that out of my system.

Augustus, you little sweetie. aaaa

JakeStartledTheWitch January 2, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #235170

GUSSIE BAAABYYYYYY ;_____;
ok im going to gather my nerves now
YES i knew it it’s lucy i can’t wait for this to update fjsdjf so much dRAMA

Pirari January 2, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #235171

Lucy, whatever you do, DON’T JUMP!

AnayuWolf January 2, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #235172

ITS PIKACHU

Eeyup January 2, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #235173

With that face, you know its gotta be Lucy. However, that’s just my opinion.

KitKatMuffin January 2, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #235174

Oh damn…what a twist. Damn damn damn. I can’t really think of proper words to describe what I’m seeing.

Blaze33405 January 2, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #235175

First off, happy new year taeshi! :D

Second, let’s just hope Augustus stops Lucy from doing that.

Nimbus26 January 2, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #235176

lucy why. whyyyy.

blueberry January 2, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #235177

Son of of gun.It would be pretty funny if this turned out to be someone else than Lucy.

Why you askin? January 2, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #235178

OH OH DAMN

Todd January 2, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #235179

I don’t think it’s Lucy… See that bump where the neck should thin out? Not quite the shape for Lucy’s bow… So what could it be? A scarf perhaps?

Also those legs look pretty grey to me…

Taylor January 2, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #235180

@Taylor at first I thought it was Lucy… I think you may be right… (also Lucy has huge hips, this mystery cat doesn’t)

@Ember Thats true

PS I should stop editing my comments :(

Bittersweet_PauloxLucy January 2, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #235181

Um…Is this one of those comics that randomly changes, because it’s not Lucy I’m seeing on the edge..(Even though the F5 key doesn’t appear to change it)

Terrh January 2, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #235182

Oh
My
God.
Just do it ******

Ace January 2, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #235183

Or is it Amaya?! DUN DUN DUN

Demetrois January 2, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #235184

Judging by the silhouette, I think we all know who this is. Now providing that it is whom we think it is, how is Augustus gonna react. He already made a strong point before when Lucy brought up “Ending it all”.

Fenfir January 2, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #235185

C-C-C-COMBO CLIFFHANGER!
As much as I want to think that isn’t Lucy, the figure’s does have the same shaped tail as her. Eh, I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. :x

Ember January 2, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #235186

@Demetrois
That’s who I thought it could be too!! But does Amaya ha e that thick of a tail, I can’t remember.

Rioo January 2, 2013, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #235187

Lucy. She might wanted to sucide because of her friendship problem. Even in our world, there are alot of teenage suicide due to the friendship problem. Anyway happy new year!!!

jun yang January 2, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #235188

My heart literally stopped.
Pretty sure we won’t get to see what happens next and it will just switch back to the party.

goshseeingthishurt January 2, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #235189

Why if its a completely new character that we have never seen before guys what if its a man or something

Johncoupe January 2, 2013, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #235190

OH MY (heart attack)

Yumikarp January 2, 2013, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #235191

Was this being a cliff hanger meant as a pun?

Potato January 2, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #235192

Well, I think it’s pretty clear who the “shadow” on the roof is now.
Detecting heavy drama waiting to punch everyone in the face. Lucy’s gonna be all like “Aw my gawd, I’m gonna jump this B”. Then Auggie is gonna be all like “There’s still so much to live for baby. Let’s make our own life and kittens.” And then after she almost jumps, but then starts crying, Auggie will then punch her and yell “April Fools!”, and then he’ll pull off a mask to reveal he’s actually David.
Boom. Three-pointer logic right there, assuming of course THAT is Lucy. Eh, if it’s somebody else, it’s somebody else. As Lucy or someone else, eh, it’ll roll along and reveal itself next update.

Blank On Purpose January 2, 2013, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #235193

Also
I’m loving how much Auggie we’re getting. ♥♥

Yumikarp January 2, 2013, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #235194

lol Augustus looks like he’s going to smack her a new one. Like, tug her off the edge, shake her, then **** slap her, then drag her off to a place that can put her on suicide watch. Or maybe just talk her down, and get to the bottom of this (after slapping her a few times…)

Augustus: What did I say in the library?! You don’t resort to suicide!
Lucy: ….*drama puke*-
Augustus: *slap* No!

Purple Haze January 2, 2013, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #235195

blank on purpose: hahahahahahahahahahahahahha that’s great

Taeshi January 2, 2013, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #235196

It’s too late, it’s already in motion! You’ve ****** him off.

Yana January 2, 2013, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #235197

I don´t think it´s Lucy

LuckyCat January 2, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #235198

Dude, that can’t be Lucy. D:

And look at how concerned Auggie looks! He cares enough not to have people attempt free falling!

Jax January 2, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #235199

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ;_;
Also, can everyone please stop saying “Stahp”
It makes you sound like a 10 year old toolbag and it is, quite frankly, annoying.
Thanks

Order_66 January 2, 2013, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #235200

Go Final Fantasy Cat! Prove to the fan base you are a hero and not just a daisy-rapist!

Frodomann1 January 2, 2013, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #235201

Its either Mike, Lucy, or someone else that’s related to Augustus

Javalavadingdong January 2, 2013, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #235202

Also, ‘dem eyes in the last panel XD

Frodomann1 January 2, 2013, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #235203

Here we go.

Sumfurry911 January 2, 2013, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #235204

I swear… if that’s Lucy… and something happens… there will be riots.. Mad Lucy

Tom-the-Foxey January 2, 2013, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #235205

…………..

NO NO NO NO NO THIS CANNOT BE LUCY. You are trying to troll us. Yeah… that’s it…

*eye twitches* SDKJFALSDFJAKLSDFJSLK FRIDAY COME ALREADY

Just-a-Lurker January 2, 2013, 12:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #235206

Either Augustus runs really really fast or whoever that is is completely unsure as to what they should do and are hesitating as a result.

Moogle January 2, 2013, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #235207

It wasn’t Batman? Also, now he can’t break her fall if she suicides! O noez!

Candra January 2, 2013, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #235208

The tension is too much! Let it be Friday already!

Loly January 2, 2013, 12:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #235209

I think its Lucy I mean her tail is rounded and I don’t think anyone else’s tail is like that

Dwrp January 2, 2013, 12:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #235210

lol hes all “**** no, not when i’m around”

hes adorable!!!! :3

OH! you know it could be MIKE!
because it KINDA looks like him to me… it doesnt look like a BOW but a SCARF
something tells me it could be him…. he might not be at the party anymore you know im sure lots of time has pass

Madi_mew101 January 2, 2013, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #235211

Lucy wat r u duing. Lucy stahp

Defutz January 2, 2013, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #235212

@everyone saying it is Amaya or someone other than Lucy: What are the chances that Augustus is going to care? Has he even talked to Amaya before, cause even if he talked to her once he probably wouldn’t have that “oh you’re in for it now” look. Augustus would have a worried look or just not care if it was anyone else but Lucy (You know that sad lonely girl that kept on talking to a guy that she KNEW nearly raped one of her friends). Lucy is probably thinking “if someone like that doesn’t like me then who would? Even my best friend hates me and the only other guy that I like would rather sleep with 2 strangers than me.”

I will ask all of you a simple question: Who seems more likely to jump someone we don’t know anything about or a girl that spent at least a week isolating herself and probably feels like she lost everything she cares about?

Augustus will clearly convince her that her life is valuable and that she shouldn’t throw it away so easily. Convince her man convince her, you don’t even have to date her (I would be glad if you did since you 2 could make such a cute couple ;)X Mad Lucy come on why not).

Augustus use all the notes you took to show her how much people care about her. you could admit that you kind of like her or just stall for time until Paulo dumps Jasmine and confesses his love to Lucy either way works fine ( 8-)X Mad Lucy Heart breaker X Heart broken I am okay with this as well, it’s possible).

Also, can’t everybody she Lucy’s trademark fluffy tail and ribbon plus her ears are down to show she is sad. Who else would be sad around this time of year? Well other than Augustus and anyone else with a horrible home life :(.

We all know she won’t jump… on purpose anyways. D: Augustus I know you are upset right now(I could tell by the way you were throwing snowballs at a building) but you need to talk her out of jumping, not talking her into actually doing it and if you try pushing her you will be the one going to jail not Abbey :rage:.

supertails19 January 2, 2013, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #235213

This upcoming dialogue will be interesting. Augustus has to be careful with his diction and turn off the typical snarkiness he uses around Lucy, if she indeed is contemplating taking a dive. In their last conversation he straight out called her pathetic. I don’t think that’ll fly this time around (Lucy sure doesn’t). Reaffirming her feelings of worthlessness isn’t going to make her want to take the stairwell back down to the ground floor of the building.

Since Augustus has pretty much witnessed the entire downward spiral of Lucy, and she has kept him in the loop of her misery, I’m sure she will be confiding in him. Who better to know what she is going through then him, right? Misery loves company. His words can really have a strong impact on her. I feel like his last conversation with Lucy at the library hasn’t really sunk in with her. Or at that point in time she still wanted to believe things could go back to the way they were. Now that she realizes that the door behind her is closed, maybe Augustus can walk Lucy through that new door that is open for her…or maybe assertively push her through it. My god woman get over it.

Purin January 2, 2013, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #235214

-stares intently- O.O

Subaru January 2, 2013, 12:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #235215

Augustus is kind of a badass… he just ran up a ton of flights of stairs and isn’t even winded.

On another note, yay for Augustus! He’s one of the few who can help Lucy get over her angst while at the same time not fall madly in love with her.

Bleh January 2, 2013, 12:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #235216

I have to leave for a trip and won’t have internet, and THIS is what I have to leave on? Oh god the suspense D:

A.Mah January 2, 2013, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #235217

For some reason I keep thinking of the page where Mike said he wished Lucy would go and die.

Mina January 2, 2013, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #235218

OH MY GOD!!

… do a flip!

ultimateZ January 2, 2013, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #235219

LMAO ^^^

Lolly January 2, 2013, 1:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #235220

Who bets she punks out, I bet she punks out,…on the other hand what in the world can he say to talk her out of this, …well whats ya goin to do emo boy

lov/hate/hurt January 2, 2013, 1:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #235221

I’m going to laugh if it isn’t Lucy. Laugh, and then sigh a big sigh of relief, goodness gracious.

Lucy :(

Amaris January 2, 2013, 1:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #235222

What if that’s Lucy and she stole Mike’s old scarf and that’s it around her neck and in reality she’s going to let the scarf fly away or fall or whatever as a symbol for letting go of Mike?

But I’m probably wrong as usual. *prances away*

Edit: Didn’t Gussie use to have a scar over his eye or is that someone else? Meh probably someone else but I could have SWORN he did.

LightTribe January 2, 2013, 1:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #235223

(Arienai)
No…. No.
No no no no no no no.
Nooooooo. No no no.

No.

I hate the fact that we’re all so sure she won’t jump.

Really hate it. Lessens the impact of this scene.

Goddamn it.

FFC’s face in the last panel looks like he caught his pet rooting around in the trash.

“Get the hell outta there!”

Never here January 2, 2013, 1:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #235224

August really has a lot stamina O_O… He didn’t exhausted or anything from those stairs XD… lol

Yu January 2, 2013, 1:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #235225

It’s Lucy. Look at the bushiness of the tail.

Mr. End January 2, 2013, 1:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #235226

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF Cliffhangers!!!!!!!!!!111 X_x


Hopefully that ISN’T Lucy…. Ayiee… why wont friday come sooner?!

SpiritWolf15x January 2, 2013, 1:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #235227

And Lucy jumps and dies the end.

Hopefully Mike saved; save-scumming is the solution to all relationship problems.

Titanium Dragon January 2, 2013, 1:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #235228

Well there are several directions this ca go , but it seems ay of them would be interesting

DrackeStalenTorgen January 2, 2013, 1:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #235229

@Mina careful what you wish for

uh oh January 2, 2013, 1:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #235230

I know it’s odd but I keep thinking it’s a twist and it will end up being Mike or something XD (even though the tail is bushy).

Katie January 2, 2013, 1:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #235231

@LightTribe Oh man oh man I hope your right if it is her.

xom January 2, 2013, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #235232

There is just about no chance that that’s Lucy.
There is also just about no chance that the person was actually going to jump.
I’m guessing it’s David.

DersitePhantom January 2, 2013, 1:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #235233

Just watch. Its gonna play out like this:

A: LUCY!! NOOO!! DONT DO IT!

L: but I have to!

A: Lucy, I love you! Please, dont jump!

L: jump? Who said anything about jumping? Im just practicing my balance skills, you weird stalker!

A: oh. So I just like…confessed to you for no reason…?

Secret January 2, 2013, 1:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #235234

I JUST

DONT KNOW WHAT TO THINK

I hope it isn’t Lucy cause this comic is all about plot twists and all that. And if it is, I think she’ll try to jump but Augustus would be all “no bbz no” and the scene would be super dramatic and dksksidjwocke.

EDIT: GUYS WAIT I REMEMBER THAT FIRST PANEL IN TAESHI’S BCB ART MEME STRIP THING REMEMBER

Jinx. January 2, 2013, 1:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #235235

@DersitePhantom


David doesn’t have a long cat tail.

Secret January 2, 2013, 1:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #235236

everybody is so sure its Lucy but I have a feeling its not :unsure:

koldkagura January 2, 2013, 1:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #235237

It is Daisy. Who else has a tail like that other then the obvious Lucy. And why else would Augustus be so willing to help?

shady January 2, 2013, 1:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #235238

I’m calling it now; the tail looks a bit too fluffy, but I’m guessing it’s actually Mike, (the thing around the neck being his scarf), because Taeshi likes to tease us so :P

MissShellGiraffe January 2, 2013, 2:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #235239

@shady. But Daisy’s tail is curly and messy looking. Lucy’s is perfectly smooth like the one in the comic. Besides. Daisy has Abbey.


@MissShellGiraffe Mike was at the party

Secret January 2, 2013, 2:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #235240

Augustus is going to save lucy, lucy falls for augustus, paulo confess to lucy, DRAMAAAAA

Or…

Maybe they will jump together? 8D

Pluto January 2, 2013, 2:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #235241

GOD…DAMN…IT…TAESHI.
Why.
WHY DO YOU ALWAYS…
Furious Abbey CLIFFHANGERS.
;_; You are so very cruel to us….
I’ve been reading your comic for a long time, but you always..always seem to just make me spazz out..
And you’ve gotten so much worse about it (IMO) lately!
Cliff hangers for days… Mad Lucy STOP IT.
Stop being mean.

Katty January 2, 2013, 2:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #235242

DANG IT why was everyone right about it being Lucy. Oh well, shout out to Augustus and his lightning speed on them stairs. Hope the first words from his mouth are “What the h*ll do you think you’re doing!?” ;)

Also love how the same community that hated on Augustus all the time due to his “rape attempt” (He did not attempt rape) is now cheering him on.

Anon-Anon January 2, 2013, 2:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #235243

Its Carter c:

CarterLovesLucy January 2, 2013, 2:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #235244

omg its mike!

ahhhhh January 2, 2013, 2:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #235245

Is it Amaya? Ya know —-> :x

Shoozu January 2, 2013, 2:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #235246

Oh my god I think it may be the return of disaster dominos. I am not sure whether I should laugh or cry at that.

Dracain January 2, 2013, 2:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #235247

When it’s suddenly mike.

Kindle Kat January 2, 2013, 2:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #235249

These two… they should get together.

That’s all I’m gonna say. :x

Augustus is way hotter than Paulo and Mike together too ;)

Luna Kaleet January 2, 2013, 2:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #235250

wow i never thought that should would be considering this at this point


i love what you are doing and all i can say is keep it up 8-)

Gimel January 2, 2013, 2:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #235251

oh my god
To anyone who /seriously/ thinks it’s Amaya, do you realize the size of her bow? Plus, her tail is /not/ like that. But if you’re joking, good 8Y

I’m honestly not sure whether to think if it’s Lucy or not!! Seriously looks like her silhouette, but I’m skeptical for some reason. I just don’t see why Jordan/Sam/her mother would even let her outside if that’s her.

Well, we’ll see, after SCENE CHANGE IN WHICH IT BECOMES A STUPID DAVID CHAPTER YOU ALL WANTED

Toffee January 2, 2013, 2:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #235252

10$ he pushes her off the roof

Waffletaco January 2, 2013, 2:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #235253

Jump!

Searis January 2, 2013, 2:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #235254

If that is who I think it is…

Ms. mysterious character, I am so DISAPPOINT.

Skygaze January 2, 2013, 2:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #235255

I see those legs and I think to myself….It’s Lucy. Push, Augustus. The fate of catkind rests on your paws.

Vicious January 2, 2013, 2:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #235256

Part of me is really hoping that Lucy was just climbing up to the ledge to sit on the edge of the building, but considering her current mental state, I can’t be sure,

In other news I really like how Taeshi drew the look on Augustus’ face when he saw it, just the look of near panic…

Vega January 2, 2013, 2:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #235257

What’s so sad is that he sees a person up there and he’s immediately concerned, but when he sees it’s Lucy he just gets ******.

Alate January 2, 2013, 2:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #235258

watch it still not be Lucy, calling it

Cretos January 2, 2013, 2:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #235259

What makes me laugh is that there is no really bad reason for her to jump or even feel depressed. Gosh teenagers. It’s that time of month. Pssh.

Shallyioaof January 2, 2013, 2:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #235260

DO A BARREL ROLL!! PRESS A TO SHOOT!

Dear Sapphire January 2, 2013, 2:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #235261

oh no….Reichenbach Lucy.

Jam January 2, 2013, 2:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #235262

And then Augustus muttered, “Oh god…it was you…You were phone…!”

Kikren January 2, 2013, 2:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #235263

@Alate - True, but he has a surprised expression even when he sees who it is, so
But he’s talked to her about this ~I’m gonna give up~ thing before, so of course he would have that angry expression.

Toffee January 2, 2013, 3:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #235264

Remember: Putting Lucy into a coma and giving her amnesia when she wakes up will result in five minutes in the shame corner of bad cliches.

Neospector January 2, 2013, 3:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #235265

OH MY GOD, LUCY, DON’T JUMP!!!!!

Secret January 2, 2013, 3:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #235266

That’s Lucy!

sigh…. God I Feel her pain. Why can’t Mike and Lucy Be best Good friends and Mike would’t have to be a Total Jerk to her . It’s Mikes Fault from the begging to think that Lucy Loves Him. Why the Heck Dose He Think Being a good friend turn into a Burn Out. Yes Mike Can not be in a relationship with Sandy because a Distance Relationship is not a Relationship at all, so that means he is still single. (correction he has an Online distance relation ship with sandy but yet he is still single) :/

DaveOtow January 2, 2013, 3:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #235267

Hanging?….. ‘cause you left us on a cliff-hanger?……..
see how it’s punny?….
Well I see what you did or didn’t mean to do there anyhow. -pitchforked and torched-

….

ANYWAYS.
-coughs awkwardly-

Augustus is such a messed-up sweetheart way deep down… <3
so valiant. #.#



I bet she just wanted to take one last look at the town before she left for the mysterious destination. Silly valiant boy kitty thinking she’s trying to jump and needs to be rescued… <3

NOMNOMNOM. January 2, 2013, 3:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #235268

God, you people are so overdramatic, its obviously not Lucy, so, so obvious, (stands by laser cannon on off chance i’m wrong).

Yes, I know its her outline, but writters have been using this method for years, decades even, to build suspense, it looks like someone form a distance, but as soon as you see them face to face, its someone completely different, (that, or they reason why they are there is completly different from what you think, i.e. what the writer/artist wants you to think), this is called misdirection.

Now this is not a criticism on Taeshi’s work, I dont’t mind this sort of technique, it IS everywhere. Its just that, and maybe i’m overly cynical, but really it’s about many (many, not all) of the commenters jumping to concludsions about something (yeah, i can jump to concludsions about stuff too, but I dont always have to mention it… it makes me feel less stupid if i’m wrong).

Thats it… (Btw, i’m not being completly serious with this post, i’m half joking)

(of course, if you are all, yourselves joking with your posts, please disregard this post :P)

Thisguy January 2, 2013, 3:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #235269

I keep thinking it could be Mike. Probably pondering his actions of late.

I don’t think it’s Lucy, but if it is I don’t think she dumb enough to jump. And if she is, he’ll talk her out of it.

Or he’ll coldly tell her to jump if she is that weak (to bring back feisty defiant Lucy) and she won’t jump.

If there is a chance it’s Mike I hope he jumps. But it could be Sandy too she does look like Lucy, but she isn’t as curvy. AND SHE DOES HAVE MIKE’S SCARF. (The shadow looks more scarfy to me)

Sandy also has mommy issues. Just saying.

I_Love_Lucy January 2, 2013, 3:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #235270

Oh my gosh that was the most ironic thing I’ve posted.

I REALLY hope it’s Sandy.

Think about it? The irony if SHE is the one who “just disappears” by committing suicide, not Lucy like Mike wanted?

He’d feel like a dick forever.

BUT even if she doesn’t and he stops her, she could bond with fantasy cat and then it would be Sandy and Augustus ship going on. He’d love her because she is super nice like Daisy, and maybe she has a thing for bad boys. They’d make cute black/white babies, but more importantly, she’d dump Mike and MORE IRONY!

I have decided now to be an avid Sandy/Augustus shipper.

And if this ship fails, Augustus and Jasmine is next in line. She is also like Daisy.

I_Love_Lucy January 2, 2013, 3:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #235271

Nooooooo lucyyyy!! :’(

sunny-lucy January 2, 2013, 3:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #235272

A: If you’re that pathetic, just jump already!

L: *jumps*

A: NOOO! *runs to the edge*

L: *swings back up over the ledge, kicks Augustus in the face* And I’m pathetic?

Would be nice.

Coyote January 2, 2013, 4:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #235273

Hanging! Oh I get it! Because Suicide! Nice pun

OnlyChillGuy January 2, 2013, 4:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #235274

Assuming that’s Lucy up there, I really want her to jump. Not because I dislike her, but because I’d like to see where the story would go from there.

Oh well. She’d probably land on her feet, anyway. *Shrug*

Ziggy January 2, 2013, 4:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #235275

Ppl who say it is Mike must have forgotten he’s at the party plus he’s too selfish he would never think of such things… :/
And the ONLY person who’s depressed deeply in this comic with no no real friends is LUCY … Mad Lucy also look at the shape people.. the ears, thick neck from her ribbon and tail.. besides Auggie Looks angry .. why would he do that to a new cat or anyone else but lucy??

sunny-lucy January 2, 2013, 4:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #235276

Gotta say, that figure could be Mike or Lucy, by the way it looks, but both have alibis…. is this the return of Carter?
Can’t think of any other characters it could be because loads of them are at the party. Jasmine perhaps? feeding on doubts that Paulo will break up with her??
So many possible choices :question: and only one answer :P

foreveryoung5 January 2, 2013, 4:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #235277

*reads @Jinx ‘s comment*

*re-reads art meme*

*drops popcorn* Holy sh—

Chocothunda January 2, 2013, 4:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #235278

@JakeTheStartledWitch
WHY!!!!?!?!? MY FEELS, JAKE, MY FORGETTEN REICHENBACH FEEEEEEEEELS!!!!!!!!

In comment to the comic T_T Lucy noooooo. I love you please don’t jump!!

Dawnest Rose January 2, 2013, 4:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #235279

http://youtu.be/lA5COXiu8cY
The first few seconds pretty some up my reaction

Redneck January 2, 2013, 4:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #235280

Well, as we can tell from the last panel, whoever it is seems to be wearing a full body suit, which looks very odd.

paulosawesome January 2, 2013, 5:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #235281

Know what even though i love lucy ti bits and really do want her to turn around orbe saved, i haft to say “jump” only to wake mike up for how much he really affects lucy, not becuase she loves him, but also because for leaveing then coming back to her like she was nothing. Mike treated her like ****, hes the cause of her behavor, he got her here. Paulo hopfully wake up aswell very dearly i pray he will stand for her view instead of breaking down and open up to lucys mother same goes for august he needs to speak out about what they talked about his notes his words. DAISY BETTER OPEN HER EYES TOO! Mike isnt awesome dumby , sorry i dont dislike just hate how she sets him aside away from everything that clearly is going on.

Sahchan January 2, 2013, 5:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #235282

I bet the first panel is that spoiler doodle from Taeshi’s meme

Knux-the-Killer January 2, 2013, 5:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #235283

Let me guess , another scene shift in the next page, right ?

North January 2, 2013, 5:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #235284

I hope it’s Mike.

Dr.Z January 2, 2013, 5:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #235285

And everybody in the house say - ‘JUMP, JUMP, JUMP, JUMP’ *Insert Generic Hip Hop tune*

Davey January 2, 2013, 5:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #235286

Lucy’s not stupid enough to do that, she is a smart, and very pretty , kitty :3 <3

Kleitos January 2, 2013, 5:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #235287

o.o just noticed……………………..Still not getting my davey fix for alot of chapters really. =_=

Mister O January 2, 2013, 5:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #235288

Whats with all the Mike hate floating about?? IT’s pretty much both there faults really, I mean Mike liked Lucy and wanted a relationship but she basically said no and he gave up but look at it this way. You like a girl and she tells you no, she’s mean to you and calls you names all the time But flips and is nice sometimes and is depended on you emotionally knew she wants to be. You help her many times cause your friends, But you hurt cause your confused so you grow tired slow of it all and slowly become this jerk. Besides there kids really. I think the way they other act is justified and normal really. They just need to be true with them selfs is all……..All of them really lol

Danny-Boy January 2, 2013, 6:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #235289

Oh! I just realized! We’re gonna get some Paulo, Lucy, Augustus love triangle crap going on! I am so in favor of that. It would be such an awesome chapter! Lucy slowly starts to come around to Augustus, Paulo tries to assert that he’s no good, and she forgets about *pukes and swears at the same time* Mike.

It would also be pretty cool though if Augustus pushed her and she landed on Mike, snapping his spine, Sandy dumps him cause she doesn’t want to love a cripple, Mike re-falls in love with a supposed supportive Lucy, and when he confesses his love to her one night she holds a pillow against his face until the meowing stops.

Sanitarium January 2, 2013, 6:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #235290

If that’s Lucy, then Augustus will give her a bad time. Hopefully he’ll rant her to not doing it and make her realize how stupid she’s being.

Udyr January 2, 2013, 6:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #235291

Well, hey. It IS winter ya know. A lot of people are wearing scarves for Derpina’s sake. ;)

(BTW Maishul works on the Who’s that question below. They fixed it ‘cause I pointed it out. Yay. Thanks gaiz. ILY so much :-*)

Luna Kaleet January 2, 2013, 6:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #235292

Taeshi.
No.
Please.
Please no.

Wr3h January 2, 2013, 6:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #235293

How I hope things happen as seen in my imagination -

Augustus: *Pulls Lucy off edge*
Lucy: “HEY! What do you think you’re doing!?”
Augustus: “Saving your life.”
Lucy: “WHAT!? You idiot I wasn’t going to jump!”
Augustus: “Then what the hell are you doing up here then?”
Lucy: “I was going to sit down on the edge you creep. I wanted to watch the fire works ALONE! I wanted to be alone. And what are you doing here? You wanted to molest me?”
Augustus: “Heh. Why did I waste my time? I should have let you jump.” *starts walking away*
Lucy: “… Thanks.”
Augustus: “Huh?”
Lucy: “Thank you for trying to save my life, even if I wasn’t… you know… gonna jump. I guess you’re not such a jerk after all.”
*Let the Lucy and Augustus kawaii time commence*

Then when it finally reaches ten seconds to midnight each panel will flash off to a different character: Mike will be calling Sandy to say happy new year (ew), Paulo will be breaking up with Jazz (finally!), and Lucy and Augustus will be sharing a kiss (*squeal with joy*). BOOM! Drama set for next chapter.

At least that’s how it happens in my imagination till the chapter finishes. =D

<3

Lime Cake January 2, 2013, 6:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #235294

It’s Sam.

He’s busy not being the hero the city needs, but the hero the city deserves.
Watch out Mike, your ****’s about to get wrecked.

shank January 2, 2013, 6:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #235295

I seriously thought those steps was a ladder.

Vice January 2, 2013, 6:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #235296

Hey, David.

You January 2, 2013, 6:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #235297

WHAT :question:

Mimi January 2, 2013, 6:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #235298

OMG was that Lucy up there??? IF SHE JUMPS DOWN THEN I AM SO GONNA CRYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!! :(

Iti January 2, 2013, 6:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #235299

Lucy: “Don’t worry about me, mom. I have a plan.”
*later*
Lucy: “I’M GOING TO JUMP!”
*silence for a moment*
Augustus: “…well, I tried to give her advice before. Time for one last piece of it.” *runs up the stairs and cups his hands around his mouth to make himself louder and startle her more* “DO A FLIP!”

Steely January 2, 2013, 7:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #235300

It’s Jasmine in her Lucy suit.
She knew Paulo had the hots for Lucy, and so she decided that the only way to become Lucy, is to die in the way she imagines Lucy would.

Diffy January 2, 2013, 7:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #235301

You know…one day a comic like this will actually end in a character’s suicide. That will be a great day.

Jake January 2, 2013, 7:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #235302

IT’S
SANDY

Laufente January 2, 2013, 7:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #235303

OMG AUGUSTUS JUST TURNED INTO MY FAV. CHARACTER

Also, I don’t think the one in there is Lucy.. I think Taeshi wants to fool us!

Cata :3 January 2, 2013, 8:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #235305

Push her!

Gnukko January 2, 2013, 8:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #235306

I would laugh so hard if that turned to be Carter with a Lucy like doll and he pushed are saying something like “you aren’t Lucy” and then FFC realized it wasn’t her.

Kat January 2, 2013, 8:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #235307

JJUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUMMMMMMPPPPPPPPP!#!@#!@#!@#! @

Troll January 2, 2013, 8:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #235308

Come on Augustus its time to break out your secret musical skills and be a hero

Or if its not Lucy this would also be acceptable

Either way rock on One Winged Angle!!!

ShadowChris January 2, 2013, 8:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #235309

oh dear….i hope that’s not who i think it is and if it is augustus save her like NOW

Anima January 2, 2013, 8:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #235310

Augustus: Move over! I’m first~

Huh? January 2, 2013, 8:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #235311

“Stop jerkface! I was trying to get a better view”

Jade January 2, 2013, 8:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #235312

Augustus: opening doors like a boss

Richthofen January 2, 2013, 8:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #235313

@Nikita yeah, and Augustus have super-speed like Flash (¿What you waiting for, Lucy cat?)

@Huh? haha, top coment

Deviot January 2, 2013, 9:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #235314

Augustus to the rescue, MATHAFAKAS

Lyucs January 2, 2013, 9:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #235315

NO, LUUUUCYY ;_;

BcBfan174 January 2, 2013, 9:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #235316

Interesting that the school is so very unlocked and easily accessible at this hour of night in the middle of the seasonal holidays. I suppose now the question is do we find out who is up on that roof, or does the scene cut back to someone else?

Adekii January 2, 2013, 9:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #235317

im gonna take a wild guess and say that thats mike. that bulge looks an awful lot like a scarf to me XD

buuuut it could be a bow of Lucy’s… i just REALLY dont want it to be Lucy hahaha

Also where is Augustus’ scar?

TripleA January 2, 2013, 9:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #235318

its probably mike, on account of the colour of the grey fur.

ComicGuy January 2, 2013, 9:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #235319

Wow. if it really is Lucy, then I’m pretty dissapointed at her.

Ida star January 2, 2013, 9:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #235320

Oooooo it could be Mike or Lucy
Lucy has had a rough time
Or maybe Sandy dumped Mike (.o.)
Suspense x.x

Nikki January 2, 2013, 10:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #235321

It’s gonna be okay folks. You know cats can land on their feet even they jump from over thirty feet (which seems would be the building’s height, it looking similar to school and all) I mean it is a comic about cats….

Kanna January 2, 2013, 10:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #235322

i like the way you think, lime cake. im all for augustusxlucy. thou i doubt lucy would jump….she aint stupid…..much. pauloxdaisy forever. though i do love abbey

kiki January 2, 2013, 10:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #235323

I’m geussing that she’ll jump but survive, someone watches it happens and thinks that Augustus pushed her, drama ensues until she wakes up and explains whats going on.

Eclypsia January 2, 2013, 10:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #235324

it cant be lucy! the fur is not white.

ComicGuy January 2, 2013, 10:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #235325

Its likely to be Lucy, and yes this is quite a cliffhanging moment just like the one before. Plus, Augustus to the rescue! Just wanted to say that. My only question is this: If that is Lucy, why is she up there?

Keyblade Dragon January 2, 2013, 10:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #235326

@ComicGuy 1 word: Shading….

S.Chambers January 2, 2013, 10:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #235327

@S.Chambers yh but look at augustus.

ComicGuy January 2, 2013, 10:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #235328

oh gawd… oh gawd QAQ”’ paulo just admitted his feelings towards lucy…. agustuuus you may make lucy stop being stupid but dont u dare make her fall for you!! QAQ””’

psychofoxpickle January 2, 2013, 11:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #235329

@Psychofoxpickle With luck, he’ll stop her from falling, period!

Unnana Toriki January 2, 2013, 11:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #235330

@Unnana Toriki Implying that it’s Lucy, about to jump.

Unnana Toriki January 2, 2013, 11:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #235331

Well we know one thing for sure at this point: Taeshi wants us to believe that is Lucy up there. Of course, we all know whos silhouette that actually is…

the turtle. 8-D

EOTW January 2, 2013, 11:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #235332

Augustus: Lucy, don’t jump!
*Lucy turns around dramatically*

Pyre_of_Onyx January 2, 2013, 11:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #235333

If it is Lucy, and Augustus talks to her about suicide I’d love to see “Bitch, I’m enjoying the cold. **** off.”

Also, since she’s a cat that fall wouldn’t kill her.

Fates January 2, 2013, 11:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #235334

i say its mike.. the neck bumpy doesnt look like a bow but more like someone wearing a scarf. :unsure: plus lucys tail is poofier..

ElfoftheNorth January 2, 2013, 11:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #235335

@ElfoftheNorth

Mike’s tail isn’t that poofy.

anghstyHoodie January 2, 2013, 12:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #235336

>Lucy is just up there to retrieve her lost Frisbee
>Final Fantasy cat yells at her
>She is startled and accidently falls off
>Final Fantasy cat killed Lucy

xlk January 2, 2013, 12:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #235337

@ElfoftheNorth
But what reason would Mike have to do something like this?

Order_66 January 2, 2013, 12:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #235338

All you Mike haters are *******.Mike told lucy he loved her they kissed and then she rejected him then the constent assault and abuse from her she changes her mood on him based on if she wants a punchin sack or not I HOPE LUCY DIES.

Lucy should die January 2, 2013, 12:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #235339

Sheesh @Lucy_should_die, did you get out of the wrong side of the bed this morning?

Anyway, yes, very suspenseful. Let me grab some popcorn and let’s see how this will turn out. Either that, or Taeshi will be a butt and have the next page revert back to Tess’ party. :/

Dudeler January 2, 2013, 1:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #235340

If that really is Lucy - which I believe it is due to Augustus’ reaction - people seem to be forgetting the scene earlier in this chapter with Lucy’s family. Her mother had big news that would effect her or make her believe that her mother was “abandoning her”.
I think that if Lucy is up there in an attempt to commit suicide, it was that family issue that pushed her over the edge, figuratively speaking.
The situation with Mike happened one to two weeks before this, and while I don’t object to it being a factor in her wanting to jump, I feel she would’ve done it by now if that’s all it was.

VRex January 2, 2013, 1:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #235341

I seem to remember a comment that was made back maybe a bit before or just at the start of “December” about how the entire comic could be a lead up story to Lucy’s suicide. I didn’t pay it much mind back then but now I’m kinda getting worried…

SpiritWolf15x January 2, 2013, 1:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #235342

I don’t get shipping Lucy and Augustus - Augustus stopped her because he didn’t want somebody to commit suicide - because he’s secretly a good guy (I think) - I don’t think he likes her at all to be honest.
However, I think if it is her jumping, he’s the right person to talk some sense into her - maybe they’ll build a friendship eventually but I can’t see them working romantically - he’s in love with Daisy and thinks she’s pathetic and bitchy, and she thinks he’s a creep…

Dave January 2, 2013, 1:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #235343

@DaveOtOw - of course Mike is in a relationship! People do have long distance relationships you know! It doesn’t mean they don’t love each other just because they can’t see each other.
Also while I agree Mike was way too harsh with Lucy (even though she annoys me sometimes) you can’t say it was totally his fault - have you skipped half the comic or something? Did you miss all the times she hit him, and put him down, or all the times she could have told him, or apologised for her actions?
Unless you’re one of those people who believes men can’t be abused by women, which is, no offence, stupid.
Intentional or not, Lucy abused Mike. Answer me honestly - do you really think Mike would have exploded like that unprovoked? :/
Ugh.

Dave January 2, 2013, 1:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #235344

Reminds me of Disaster Dominoes. Only, with less rainbows.

StushiJaguar January 2, 2013, 2:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #235345

Oh, wtf, Mike -facepalm-

Akiriuu January 2, 2013, 2:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #235346

wow
do any of you pay attention or—
How is it Mike? Look at the tail, and look at his tail in previous chapters.

Also, I thought I’d point out Augustus’s picture on the About page. Seems nothing too big happens since he looks as if he’s either just thinking or if he’s looking down at someone and talking to them If it’s the latter, then whoever it is, he either brought them off the roof, or they really did jump but didn’t really get hurt—which isn’t that plausible, but yeah.

Unless Augustus just doesn’t care about anything, then disregard this post when we get to that page 8Y

Toffee January 2, 2013, 2:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #235347

OMG is this Lucy? Wtf are you doing??

Hedgehog January 2, 2013, 2:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #235348

LUCY, STO-
*It’s not Lucy*
Oh, ok, nevermind, go on.

MECHEN DER KRIEGTĂ–RTILLEM January 2, 2013, 2:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #235349

In the words of Bender “DO A FLIP”

Demetrius January 2, 2013, 2:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #235350

DO IT!! DO IT!! DO IT!! DO IT!!!

Seranatis January 2, 2013, 3:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #235351

I think that Augustus just took the elevator and ran the last flight of stares. Anyway after this I see Augustus storming into the party and going to beat the hell out of Mike.

If Augustus does mannage to stop Lucy from jumping, wether it be catching her by the tail as she jumps off the edge or talking her down, I see him draging her off to the party and consulting everybody. If Paulo finds out he will join Augustus and attack Mike.

OR

If Augustus fails to talk Lucy down and she jumps, she must somehow survive. Propebly in a big pile of snow or something. If so she will have a few browken bowns and thenif everybody finds out then they will all turn against mike. As well as it probebly will be put in the news, in witch case Sandy will see it and then the fun begins! Hahaha. That will also have mike eating his words about leaving the table and everybody else leaving Lucy on her own.

OR

If she doesn’t jump but stays on the edge and the press and media get involved then everybody at the party will see on TV, her family as well and Sandy will see! That will land mike in HUGE cuck. If Sandy sees what her advice caused what will she think?! HA! Then she jumps but the fire bregade put some matterice beneath her or something like that to save her, or she jumps and Augustus saves her on live TV!

I can’t wait till friday!!!!!

The G January 2, 2013, 3:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #235352

Watch this, Lucy is just singing…..xD
Assuming it is Lucy. *shrug*

River Song January 2, 2013, 3:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #235353

Man if Lucy’s even remotely considering jumping off a building, that would be so stupid that her character would be RUINED FOREVER. Lucy’s really not that stupid, so I don’t think we have to worry about it.

naAr January 2, 2013, 3:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #235354

Hopefully we don’t have to wait 2 years to find out what happens after the jump. :D

I’m really intrigued on who it is, if it’s not Lucy, and why they’re there.

ChaoStar January 2, 2013, 3:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #235355

@Anon-Anon: I always liked Augustus even when I know I shouldn’t, so I don’t really know what your talking about when you say everybody hates him. I clearly missed this part :x. Also Augustus is awesome today just because he ran up all those stairs and isn’t even tired. Either Lucy is taking her sweet time thinking about what she is about to do(Hopefully walk down the stairs with Augustus ;)) or Augustus has incredible speed GO ONE WINGED ANGEL!

@Purin: As long as Augustus doesn’t try to actually push her through that door right behind him. It would be shocking if he saves her from jumping only to push her down a few flights of stairs. I do NOT approve of that kind of behavior.

@I_Love_Lucy: If the SandyXAugustus thing happens they will have the cutest kittens ever ;) :D. I am now conflicted I want Mike to be in a relationship with a girl he almost never gets to see as punishment for what he did to Lucy but I also want to see Augustus happy with someone that can easily make his life a thousand times better(a rich female model can do that)

@love/hate/hurt: You call it punking out I call it making the right decision. Lucy is going to make the right decision I just know it.

@Secret: I don’t think Augustus is going to say that he loves her unless she is just about to jump and he decides he wants to save her(in other words as a last resort a.k.a. Limit Break). Also here is a piece of advice shady was kidding about the shadowy figure being Daisy ;_; since she was at the party too(and a pearl necklace does NOT look like a ribbon which is clearly around the shadowy figure’s neck).

If there is any doubt that the shadowy figure is Lucy then let me clear things up. Fluffy Tail, wears a Ribbon, talked to Augustus about “Giving up” and and is the only character with suicidal thoughts in BCB. Here is a hint: She doesn’t need a coat during a snow storm Mad Lucy.

supertails19 January 2, 2013, 3:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #235356

OMIGOD, LUCY NOO!! D:

asimplefangirl January 2, 2013, 3:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #235357

@supertails19: That was metaphorically speaking. I meant closing a door on her old life, and opening a new door for her new life post-Mike dependency.

Purin January 2, 2013, 3:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #235358

We’re nearing the endgame…

Litwick January 2, 2013, 4:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #235359

lol look, in the first panel he looks like a barnacle

Rylan January 2, 2013, 4:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #235360

@Dawnest Rose
IT HURT ME TO TYPE IT, IM SORRY /hides

and aaaaaa, Augustus looks like he’s so scared to watch her fall! Aaaa!

JakeStartledTheWitch January 2, 2013, 4:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #235361

Augustus has such a nice coat!

With that look in the last panel, I wonder if he’ll scold her for being so dramatic about her situation(if that really is Lucy).

Detective E-Cat January 2, 2013, 4:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #235362

If Lucy dare jump, then I will shed.a.tear. My friend would do this too sadly… Any ways AUGUSTUS (or wht ever his name is) STOP HER FROM JUMPING >:U

@redneck, lol at ur video XD

Butterflyslicer January 2, 2013, 5:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #235363

Either Augustus is really fast going up the stairs, or whoever is going to jump is taking her/his time to do it.

Homestuckfan413 January 2, 2013, 5:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #235366

:x I’m thinking Taeshi is fully capable of prolonging the cliffhanger till next week.

Kanna January 2, 2013, 6:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #235367

I don’t think it’s Lucy, the tail is different, and so is the fur color. The object around his/her neck is also too big, and the cat is too short. It might just be some drawing mistakes, but I think it might actually be Mike, wearing his scarf.

Yashi_Is_Da_Best January 2, 2013, 6:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #235368

Hate to say I told you so buuuuuuuuuuut, 0-0, now GO AUGGY GO!!!

Rin January 2, 2013, 6:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #235369

I wonder if she was actually going to jump or not.

not_used January 2, 2013, 6:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #235370

Damn this cliff hanger >_<

FOR THE LOVE OF KITTENS DON’T JUMP!!! ;-;

Pleaseeeeeee don’t be Lucy, please please please!

cherrypandas January 2, 2013, 6:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #235371

we all know who that girl is

molly

o_o January 2, 2013, 7:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #235372

It can’t be sandy because her hair is in a ponytail and its long
This cat has no hair upon its head!

And I’m starting to doubt if its lucy

Rioo January 2, 2013, 7:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #235373

Lucy stop. Mad Lucy
Augustus you keep doing what you’re doing babe. ;)

Giodude January 2, 2013, 7:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #235374

Relax, she isn’t thinking of jumping.
Taeshi’s just building up suspense

Tcj333 January 2, 2013, 7:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #235375

the shadow obviously has a bow, its obviously lucy

Zealus January 2, 2013, 7:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #235376

I’m getting real sick of your crap Lucy.

Rydux January 2, 2013, 7:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #235377

Its Lucy its no doubt PERIOD. If it were Mike or Sandy you really think Augustus would even care? And that tail, Lucy is the only one who has a big tail. Ok first he sees its her runs up stairs and sees she is still there he is doubting she will jump. But why wouldn’t she? Her best friend hates her. Her 2nd closest friend would **** two other girls but not even admit his feelings or act like he cares. Only one she feels she can talk to thinks she is pathetic. I am just glad it wasn’t Mike instead of Augustus or regardless what he has to say we know she would jump. I think they only reason she hasn’t jumped yet is because despite having her heart torn out and stomped on. She still has a small hope that someone out there cares. Augustus is going to have to out smart her and trick so he can grab her and stop her from jumping. Maybe I don’t give the guy enough credit, maybe he can talk her out of it.

She doesn’t need Mike, Lily, Paulo, Zack or Augustus. She needs someone to show her that they care and make her believe it. Mike’s apology is going to help. Paulo’s confession? Without knowing it he hurt her feelings and left her for dead. Lily probably already tried talking to her. Zack is partly responsible for this and probably make it worse. Augustus already told her she is pathetic and put salt on the wound.

If she dies… I will be very sad, but not surprised at all. A person can only take so much pain mental or physical before they completely break down.

Someone January 2, 2013, 8:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #235378

It might not be Lucy, Taeshi does trick us sometimes

Moshilun January 2, 2013, 8:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #235379

@VRex: I know that Lucy’s family said something that would make her think they were about to abandon her, but I can’t think of what they could have said that would make Lucy want to go to the top of a tall building. “What the hell did they say?” is the question I have had for the last few days and it is starting to bug me. If I wasn’t a patient person I would be freaking out now.

@Dave: Thank you for being one of the few that understand that Mike isn’t the complete jerk people make him out to be. It is kind of ironic: Mike was a nice guy at first but after spending so much time with a girl he loved and apparently loved to hurt him Mad Lucy he finally got sick and tired of it all by the time she decided to tell him how she really felt. Lucy messed up but to be honest if Mike thinks of her as a “parasite” then he is not worth her time either.

@The G: I love how ever outcome you came up with has Mike in huge trouble hah. The first one is one of the outcomes I want to see. Yes there is more than one in my brain don’t judge.

@Purin: Oh! my bad. Sorry.

I am going to try and say this in the shortest way possible. Lucy isn’t perfect she was worried that she would get rejected so she responded by being insulting and mean. When it became apparent that she would lose Mike, she tried to get him to stay by saying she loved him. She was being honest but to Mike it just didn’t seem to real and he already had Sandy. Why go for a girl that has hurt you before and has tricked you before Mad Lucy, when you already have a girl who has been waiting for you for 7 years :D?

I know, I know you don’t have to say “but Mike has known Lucy longer they belong together” or “but Lucy was only being playful and she doesn’t know better” or “Mike should have told her how he felt about bullying sooner.”

First of all just because you hang out with someone for years doesn’t mean that your feelings for that person can’t change. Mike loved Lucy past tense maybe he still does but he currently has someone he loves more and Mike does NOT need another beat down from the Cheater Beater Squad.

Second, B.S. just because Lucy has some psychological issues doesn’t mean she is an idiot, after spending years hanging out with Mike she didn’t notice that his attitude towards her has been changing? He told her that he loved her and he tried to make their friendship into something more, after she rejected him by literally pushing him away she should have noticed a change in his attitude around her even if it was as subtle as getting into fights with her more often.

Of course Mike is a pro at being nice. If he wasn’t so bad at acting I would say he was acting nice but he is not good at acting nice around Lucy is he :/.

Third, Yeah he should of I know I would be happy to tell bullies how I feel(no sarcasm intended). I told Nick how I felt about him in the middle of class AND I HAVE NOT BEEN BULLIED SINCE THEN. I had to deal with the consequences though and Mike does not seem like the type of guy that would like dealing with the consequences of his actions :nope:. Mike is like any normal teen he would rather avoid being punished no matter what the cost(big mistake 8-)).

supertails19 January 2, 2013, 8:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #235380

If you let Lucy jump, I’ll… I’ll…

Do absolutely nothing, I guess.

(seriously, though. Don’t let her jump.)

Enigggma January 2, 2013, 8:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #235381

@Someone: If I believed it would help I would pray that Lucy doesn’t jump right now. To be honest I wouldn’t be surprised if she did jump she has every reason to jump I know people who committed suicide for less then what she has been through. The girl nearly got raped, almost drowned with her best friend, Got called a “parasite” by the one she trusted most, she caught one of her closest friends(Daisy) talking trash about her to a guy that she had a crush on(go read Confrontation to see if i’m lying) and just to top it all off(before this turns into another one of my really long comments :/) Lucy just had a conversation WITH HER OWN FAMILY that was enough to send her to the top of a big building(this wouldn’t be a problem IF SHE WASN’T SO CLOSE TO THE EDGE DX). I hope that Lucy won’t jump but I wouldn’t blame her if she did :(. Hopefully the one person who was able to talk her out of “giving up” will be able to keep her from jumping. I won’t keep my hopes to high though since Augustus did also call her pathetic and a bitch… O.O this won’t end well will it D:? I hope I am wrong ;_;.

supertails19 January 2, 2013, 9:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #235382

NOOOOO!!!! For the love of GOD it’s freakin’ LUCY!!! D:

For the love of god Augustus grab her tail yank her back DO SOMETHING!? ;_;

Follarch January 2, 2013, 9:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #235383

Geez I’ve never thought that the angst can really depress ya like that!

Anyways, if thats Lucy, JUMP BITCH JUMP FOR MIKE AN’ PAULO!!!!

Steve teh scottish yoshi January 2, 2013, 10:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #235384

[S]=> Augustus: Save the day. Be the anit-hero.
whoops wrong comic 8-D

bluhbluh January 2, 2013, 10:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #235385

And then you figure out it’s really just David in disguise.

Grae January 2, 2013, 10:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #235386

Definitely David on the roof. Just wait for Augustus’s shock as “FINAL FANTASY CAT!” is flung through the cold winter air.

Mamimi January 2, 2013, 10:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #235387

The way I see it, if that was Lucy and she jumped it would be end of bcb. Killing off one of the most main characters normally only happens if its one of the last few pages/arcs =D there I eased your minds. :p

Anthony_frost January 2, 2013, 10:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #235388

Oh my god, look at all these comments. The people here are really dedicated

Guest January 2, 2013, 10:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #235389

@supertails19
I recommend you start praying.

What I am really hoping is one of 4 things happens ok maybe only 3.

1.Lucy jumps and dies, some days later its on the News… and Mike now lives with regret.

2.Augustus grabs her tail and drags her away from the cliff, she goes kicking and screaming as he carries her to the party. ON the way she stops kicking and just sobs quietly, then when Tess answers the door, and Augustus tell her what happen. AND THE DRAMA HITS THE FAN!

3. Augustus fails to talk her out of it. So he calls the 911 or someone. It ends up on the News(live). For some reason its on at Tess’ house they see and Sue asks “What did you do!”

4.(THIS happens and I will ****en parade around my neighbor naked and film it for you all[including me getting arrested]! ONLY if this happens!) As Augustus tries and fails to talk her out of it. She turns around ready to walk off when, Mike shows up… DRAMA! And tells her not to jump. Lucy starts telling him why she is going to jump, saving what Mike did till the end. Then Mike says “I am sorry Lucy”. Taking advantage of Lucy’s shock Mike runs up and…. grabs her(If you thought I might push I say “screw you and good day sir”) and pulls her away. As Lucy sobs in his chest. He hugs her and tells her he loves and he wants to be with her. With his arms around her they walk down the stairs and to the party. On the way Mike tells of how sorry he is and other things(I am lazy STFU), and also he pulls out his phone and tells Sandy… before he can speak to he Lucy breaks down to the ground crying. Mike bends down puts his arm around her. Lucy still sobbing hears “Sandy? I am breaking up with you. *click*” She stares up with Mike to see him hang up. And says “That’s right Lucy” with a smile on his face. AND I am to lazy to type the rest. But let’s just say it ends MikexLucy and HAPPINESS, like IT SHOULD BE! *fist pump*

And to you sir, good day. or should I say “sirs”?

Someone January 2, 2013, 10:57 PM EST.

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DO A FLIP!!!

Griffin January 2, 2013, 11:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #235391

Actually that looks a darned lot like Daisy from the shape.

LadyFoxling January 3, 2013, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #235392

@Griffin No~~~ She should do a back flip (assuming its her)

Potato January 3, 2013, 12:08 AM EST.

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This is getting good… @_@

BirdyFruit January 3, 2013, 12:25 AM EST.

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@Someone

NOOOOOOO, Mike is too much of a jerk to get Lucy. Lucy is a prize. She is pretty, kind, smart, and loyal to her friends.

Her only downside is she doesn’t trust people to let them in.

But Mike? He is selfish, cruel, a possible sadist when it comes to his desire to see Lucy miserable and alone (See all comics where he gets mad that she is still admired by boys).

He shouldn’t get Lucy. He is the scum of the earth. You don’t claim “WAH I was being abused” and then spend a good year and a half being cruel to your best friend by:

1) Getting ****** if she tries to move on.

2) Being an absolute *** after she confesses, despite her sensitivity to your feelings when you confessed- only pushing you away because she was twelve.

3) Being a jerk at every available opportunity by openly insulting her in front of her friends and teachers at school.

4) Deciding to snap and say every hateful thing you can think of so close to Christmas. (Parasite, everyone hates you etc)

But NO Mike. Boo, hoo your did it because you were ABUSED by her slapping you a few times.

(When comics show that you willingly engaged in this behavior back by forcing her face in the snow, punching her back, or on many occasions by egging on her competitive side when you know that makes her violent)

Again, scum of the earth behavior right there.

I_Love_Lucy January 3, 2013, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #235395

@someone: You sir or ma’am are made of win, that last one put a smile on my sad face thank you so much. Also it doesn’t matter that you were a little lazy you still put so much effort into coming up with a great ending to this(possibly) tragic scenario. The best I can come up with is Mike running to where Lucy is about to land, catching her and they will roll into a pile of snow together(at least they are both alive with no trips to the hospital). I’ll save the “I love you” from Mike until later(boy needs to rest after running here from Tess’ party :unsure:. Hmm, for some reason I am also imagining David showing up and saying SAFE 8-D. Maybe I shouldn’t have seen that baseball movie.

Finally, option 2 seems the most likely, but I will hope for option 5: Augustus somehow manages to convince Lucy not to jump he takes her to Tess’ party and explains to everyone that she almost jumped because of Mike. Lucy will realize what Augustus just said and she will stop crying and try to defend Mike. Mike will realize if Lucy would rather save his sorry behind than get revenge then maybe she isn’t as bad as he made her out to be and Lucy will get the sincere apology she needed to get from Mike :)(finally right?). Maybe someday they could go back to being friends but right now with neither side making a move I doubt it :/. If we are getting this much drama here just imagine what it will be like during the play if they DON’T TALK THIS OUT D:.

@Guest: You got that right we are all dedicated to BCB. We won’t give up on Taeshi. Even if some of her stuff depresses me, but at least she is making me think positive thoughts… you have no idea how hard that is lately. Lucy clearly needs to find her own version of BCB(her versions will probably have humans in it).

@I_Love_Lucy: I am beginning to think your Love of Lucy and Hate of Mike has blinded you to the truth. Their friendship was held together by the fact that others treated Mike nicely when he was nice to Lucy. Yes it is true that he liked her but she liked him as well if you keep getting mixed messages from somebody long enough then you will eventually stop listening.

supertails19 January 3, 2013, 12:42 AM EST.

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No don’t do it that I woad say but my brother woad say do a back fip then a 360 maby a frunt flip if u don’t hit the ground fierst but sadly he past away

Black and blood fox bros January 3, 2013, 12:43 AM EST.

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I’m expecting a major event that isn’t Lucy dying to happen. I’m still not convinced she has the guts to jump, but I’m not sure if she’s even thinking about it yet.

not_used January 3, 2013, 12:51 AM EST.

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This is so similar to a certain BCI comic.

Hekaiyo January 3, 2013, 1:07 AM EST.

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is it strange that a part of me just knew a situation like this was going to happen? i mean with how things were going in the recent chapters i imagined that something similar to this would happen but i dismissed the thought soon after it forming.

i don't know January 3, 2013, 1:18 AM EST.

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@I_Love_Lucy: You also forgot the part where she threatened to slit his throat, constantly picked a fight with him whenever she was to nervous to tell him how she felt(do you have any idea how many times that is?), and took to long to confess her love to him. Oh wait did I forget to mention how she basically is the reason why Mike called Sandy to ask if he was something more to her :D. Yeah Lucy is kind of the reason Sandy and Mike are so close D:. Just think about it Mike calls Sandy an angel when he sees her why do you think that is? Probably has something to do with Sandy being so nice compared to Lucy. If Sandy didn’t exist he would have found another pretty kitty that was nice to him. Actually let me say it differently so you won’t rage: THEY ARE TEENAGERS THEY MAKE MISTAKES… OHH MMYYY GOOOOOOOODDDDDD.

I don’t know how bad Lucy was when they were younger but the fact that he nearly drowned trying to get away from her speaks volumes(don’t know what i’m talking about then go read Ch 30 Troubled Waters) the little moron should of gotten down from that tree. If it wasn’t for her phobia he wouldn’t have had much reason to be her “babysitter” and he wouldn’t have been able to use that as an excuse.

The situation between Mike and Lucy isn’t black or white it is a combination of both so we get to see little shades of gray D: :( :unsure:.

@Hekaiyo: We shall not talk about that Disaster. Let’s go play with some Dominoes instead ;).

supertails19 January 3, 2013, 1:19 AM EST.

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I just realized, Abby Hates bullies. So if that is Lucy, and Abby finds out that Mike had some part of this…. Abby’s going to flip out propely on him D:

The G January 3, 2013, 1:40 AM EST.

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Tail says it’s Lucy.

budPuppy January 3, 2013, 1:50 AM EST.

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oooooh holy cow, its gettin REAL up in here dog

Moonpig January 3, 2013, 2:05 AM EST.

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So she waited long enough for him to show up… a scream for attention if I’ve ever seen one.

Oh and… I just can’t resist it… Lucy… DO A BARREL ROLL!

thedragon133 January 3, 2013, 2:07 AM EST.

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It’s probably not actually gunna be Lucy. :P

Kaya January 3, 2013, 2:20 AM EST.

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Push! Push her! You will be the best villain FFcat!

Tacsi January 3, 2013, 2:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #235408

So far, this is the most commented page this chapter…

Ronyle143 January 3, 2013, 2:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #235409

@Supertails19

I would like to point out that just because you are a teenager, doesn’t mean you can stop being a decent human being. “Oh my angst is just too strong/ no one understands doesn’t cut it as an excuse”. That’s why we have heartless people in the first place.

I say that because I went through a lot of bullying in high school, and there was never a point when I would justify hurting someone because I couldn’t handle my own issues. Mike justified his harsh treatment of Lucy to Sandy for “ruining his life.” He then wanted Lucy to die for practically no reason considering Lucy was way better behaved by this point, and had the audacity to wish her dead in front of his girlfriend.

I don’t care who you are. If you wish death on a past friend out of petty disagreements, you are the worst form of human being out there.

To address the comment on Lucy, she doesn’t hurt people. Not really. She smacks them when they sneak up on her, she likes to refer to everyone as idiots, and she also enjoys making empty threats. Everyone knows that she does it to not look like a weak pretty girl, even her friends in the BCB comic. I don’t feel like this even counts as bullying or abuse because the end reaction isn’t like Tess or any of the actual bullies in the comic. The only one with a problem with her harsh attitude tendencies is Mike. And his inability to talk to her about it and over reaction after she stops most of this behavior anyway, is beyond stupid.

Lucy makes a lot of empty threats to everyone. She really isn’t that strong. I think she is only a danger to herself, and if she wasn’t then she would have lashed out by now with actual intent to harm, but she doesn’t. Rather we she her risking her life for her friends on multiple occasions.

Also, I never understand the argument for Mike where “BCB comic characters only like him when he is nice to Lucy”. Mostly because everyone in BAB universe loves Mike- for some reason. Like I mentioned before he has never had any proof of him being nice other than, Taeshi making the characters love him and saying how nice he is. I never saw such proof.

Unfortunately cute guy is not the same as nice guy and I like to use the actual actions of the characters to gauge their personalities instead of what the BCB characters think about them.

I_Love_Lucy January 3, 2013, 3:03 AM EST.

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As a random side-note, I don’t “love” Lucy haha. In all honesty, my username was a last second decision to actually have a comment-name to use so I’d have an identity.

I enjoy this comic and it’s art and the insightful discussions. But I wouldn’t say I love these characters, or even like them enough to be blinded by anything.

I just have a logical opinion based on my thoughts reading the whole thing. And I mostly just respect Lucy. I know real people like her, and they are the ones who have suffered the most and as a result treat people the best because they don’t ever want anyone to suffer the way they did.

I_Love_Lucy January 3, 2013, 3:12 AM EST.

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I can’t say that I agree with the assessment that Lucy behavior before the whole Mike issue (kicking/punching them when they come up behind you, insulting them, abusing Mike’s sensitive hearing, blowing her nose on his scarf, making empty threats etc) isn’t that bad.

For example, me and my group of friends (and I’m sure everyone has a similar dynamic with their friends) are complete dick’s to each other every time we’re together, but we’re also friendly with each other just as much and we have our limits to just how much of a dick any of us can be. If any one of our group kept blowing their nose on a piece of our clothing without so much as an “Oh ****, I’m sorry”, then someone is gonna be angry.

Lucy had maybe one or two moments where she wasn’t being a bitch to Mike in the comic (again, before the whole vacation/Mike thing). Even in some of the old extras or mini comics or whatever you wanna call them.

What I’m trying to say is that while these things by themselves aren’t so much of a problem, but when they pile up (and the offender rarely, if ever, apologizes for their behavior), they become much more noticeable and annoy you to the point where you snap and want to get rid of the person doing it. Being depressed or having issues is no excuse to be a dick all the time, even if you think what you’re doing is not all that bad.

Obviously Mike got fed up with it. Did he overreact? Yes. Though if I remember correctly, he only started to be a REAL dick to her after their little group were forcing the two to be together and make up when in reality, neither wanted to be near each other. Of course sparks will fly at that point. Both Mike & Lucy are at fault.

Dee January 3, 2013, 3:54 AM EST.

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OH NO

MIKE DONT JUMP

Dragnite January 3, 2013, 4:14 AM EST.

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Not sure if anyones pointed it out, but panel 1, Augustus Flower

Dragnite January 3, 2013, 4:16 AM EST.

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Plot twist: It’s actually Carter

ChalupaFairy January 3, 2013, 5:07 AM EST.

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@Dragnite
Augustus Flower? *looks at it* AUGUSTUS FLOWER!
*gasps*
Augustus Flower and DAISY holy mother of goats it works!

Just as a side note I hope she jumps because we all know she wouldn’t die due to the physics of her being a cat. If Mike survived a fall from that rock bridge into a raging river and have little to no side effects (He was fishing? How deep could that river be for him not to hit the bottom?) I’m certain Lucy could fall and have minimal side effects due to it being pavement, not a raging river. ALSO her jumping would add soo much drama and show her friends how sad she is and shipping would happen and Mike would possibly feel bad for once and *squeees* I’ve never wanted a fictional character to jump off a roof so badly! Note: I love drama. This comic does not have real people. So I could honestly care less about whether a fictional character dies or not, it’s entertainment. *puts up shield and prepares for **** to go down due to this comment*

LightTribe January 3, 2013, 5:08 AM EST.

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Insert burning like a wind theme here

Blackshadow January 3, 2013, 7:53 AM EST.

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@LightTribe I don’t quite think you understand how asphalt works? Or comic-physics.

Honestly I don’t think she’s there to jump.
Says ten seconds to midnight for the chapter title….
Maybe she’s up there to watch fireworks?

Starling January 3, 2013, 9:30 AM EST.

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@LightTribe

The only reason cats can survive falls from large heights is that they DELIBERATELY orientate themselves into a position where they have maximum air resistance pushing upwards under their body.
This decreases their terminal velocity to the point where impact will not cause fatal damage.

If they don’t orientate their body, they’re just as capable as we are of making a mess on the ground. To that regard, it’s actually been found that, UP TO A CERTAIN POINT, increasing height decreases chances of the cat’s survival if it were to fall, but beyond that, chances actually INCREASE.
This was attributed to the fact that the height they fall from was high enough to cause severe injury, but too low to give them time to orientate themselves into that ever-important position of high air resistance.

Regarding the position they put themselves in while falling - Compare it to us humans falling from a height. If we put our arms tightly by our sides, legs together, keeping our body straight and upright, we fall much faster.
Now look at a freefalling posture - Arms and legs out, facing downwards, deliberately causing the maximum amount of air resistance to push us upwards and slow our descent.
So were a cat to have desire to injure itself (Hypothetically, putting aside the “How”s and “Why”s), it would be perfectly capable of doing so. All it would have to do is to NOT put its body in the lifesaving position. That is, of course, assuming that it is an entirely conscious decision by the cat and not an innate reflex - The latter is perfectly possible as a result of evolution; a behavioural adaptation to protect it from falls. Cats are, after all, also highly adapted for tree-climbing and the like, so it would be acceptable to assume that such falls would be relatively common.

In any case, however, it’s important to remember that these are anthropomorphic representations of cats; the physics involved in them falling would therefore be comparable to those of a human (Fur could make a difference, albeit not likely a significant one). Regardless of what position we put ourselves in, the human body is just not adapted to avoid injury in the case of large falls. People only ever come out of them alive or uninjured in exceptional circumstances - by having their descent interrupted less abruptly, by trees (Yes, Hollywood does get this right sometimes!) or the like. It has happened!

So there you go. Sorry, folk, but if they go off that roof, with or without the aim to hit the ground hard, they’re going to get pretty badly hurt, even if they are a cat (or fictional representation of one)!

I hope this has been an interesting read for you… Now sit back and enjoy the story, kids! c-;

DarthGravy January 3, 2013, 9:38 AM EST.

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On another note, regarding who the mysterious individual is: I’m not a gambling man, but if I were, I’d put my money on it being Mike.
Firstly, because that silhouette around their neck looks more like a scarf than a bow, to me.
Secondly, because in my mind, even with all that’s happened, Lucy just isn’t the kind of person to think of doing this. That’s much more subjective, of course!
Finally, thirdly: I wouldn’t put it past Taeshi to mess with us! For it to be Lucy seems far too obvious! The suspenseful ambiguity is obviously quite deliberate. For it to be Mike would be such a mind-blowing drama bomb, none of us could help but read on, to see what’s going on! That’s storywriting for you… Part of it involves tricking your readers to keep going!
It’s an odd thing, really. For it to be Lucy is so obvious, it’s almost certainly going to be someone else…

DarthGravy January 3, 2013, 9:45 AM EST.

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:c NoooOo

Lucy
dont jump

dont even think of it! D:

BluePringlez January 3, 2013, 10:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #235421

i think.

ITS.
HIS BROTHER.



hngnhngnh //FLEES

visiface January 3, 2013, 11:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #235422

@I_Love_Lucy: read Dee’s comment please. Dee said everything that needed to be said on the subject. Especially the “Both Mike and Lucy are at fault” part. Also, I would like to add that I was not heartless to anyone I gave Nick plenty of chances to stop what he was doing, he didn’t stop so I reacted one day and we both got suspended(I would of gotten something worse if I had not spoken up in the middle of class).

@Dee: great job being insightful :). I wish I could explain something perfectly like you did. Out of 200+ comments yours is definitely top 5.

@LightTribe: Some people here do care about the comic and all it’s characters sometimes we relate them to real people so what you just said could be hurtful to real life people Mad Lucy. Also, Lucy is not going to land on the street or anything I predict she will land on a pile of snow and survive IF she jumps.

supertails19 January 3, 2013, 12:14 PM EST.

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Don’t you just hate it when teens act like everything is the end of the world? I’m so glad I’m almost done being a teen

Zany January 3, 2013, 12:34 PM EST.

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Hmm this doesnt look good but i have a feeling that paulo will show up and declare his love for her and that will save her this is if FFCat can keep her from the edge. If she does jump and die(so unlikely) that i dont think i will be able to read this comic anymore…the thought is making me depressed.

DinR January 3, 2013, 12:46 PM EST.

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And there is a good possibility that the person is just up there for the view. I know i would be

DinR January 3, 2013, 12:53 PM EST.

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Lucy wouldn’t die. Entire comic started out with her.

Secret January 3, 2013, 1:22 PM EST.

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Okay, Mike, finally you’re gonna jump.
I’ve been waiting for this soooooo long…

Glorius January 3, 2013, 1:22 PM EST.

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this is why I love all characters. probably augustus will save lucy.. ;) my hero #^_^#

Arisa405 January 3, 2013, 1:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #235429

LOL. Augustus’ face on the last panel in the background.

Secret January 3, 2013, 1:29 PM EST.

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http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p40.html Lucy has a self-made coat. Also when I’m sad the cold doesn’t affect me as much so with Lucy’s mood this snowstorm probably feels like a spring breeze to her.

@DinR: ^I agree with your statement Lucy is just enjoying the view in a beautiful snow storm, she loves the snow right maybe it makes her happy or at least less depressed. If she gets cold she could just use her adorable fluffy tail to keep warm. Well assuming that is Lucy up there and not some more amazing misdirection from our lovely author. I adore how she keeps me guessing :love:.

supertails19 January 3, 2013, 1:29 PM EST.

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My guess is that it’s Lucy up on that building…

Don't Have a Name January 3, 2013, 1:39 PM EST.

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I don’t know what you guys are so worried about. We’ve seen them jump off of a freaking cliff, land on their feet, and walk away unharmed.

Cloud January 3, 2013, 1:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #235433

Do Augustus & Lucy hook up? Or maybe he’s just there to give her another “Pep Talk”. You all know how THOSE end! lulz Mad Lucy ;)

Don't Have a Name January 3, 2013, 1:45 PM EST.

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“Cloud” is right. If Mike lived from that, then it would be merely impossible to commit suicide 0_0

Don't Have a Name January 3, 2013, 1:48 PM EST.

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By the way…
(This is to the person(s) who make this comic)
Ur an AWESOME artist/story writer! Keep up the good work!

—-I’m thinking about starting my own online comic someday (when I’m old enough, anyways…)

Don't Have a Name January 3, 2013, 1:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #235437

@Don’t Have a Name: I think Cloud was talking about when everybody was looking for Mike and they got chased by something(BEAR, sorry it slipped out XD) off a freakin’ cliff. The cats landed on their feet the dogs not so much but everybody walked away just fine. Go read Ch 44: Search and Rescue(you won’t regret it :D). Also yeah if Mike could survive his fall of a bridge that high up then Lucy could survive this with out a trip to the hospital. Unless she decides to dive head first, but we all know how she feels about diving so she won’t do it right? D:… I am just going to grab some ice cream maybe it will make the bad thought disappear ._..

supertails19 January 3, 2013, 2:22 PM EST.

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OH SNAP!

Jaime January 3, 2013, 2:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #235439

Oh my glob.

Samantha January 3, 2013, 3:11 PM EST.

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Happy new year!! Also, good on ya FFCat, I’m liking that no-hesitation heroic attitude.

Gosh Lucy.

+bird+ January 3, 2013, 3:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #235441

For those saying, “Oh but look at Auggie’s face! He’s running up the stairs to help! It HAS to be Lucy!” I feel like Augustus isn’t the type to just walk on when seeing someone about to jump from a roof. He has a lot more depth then that. Therefore I stand by my hope that it’s Sandy. I think it’d be a great to see just what struggles Sandy has been going through. After all she has problems too!

Lotte January 3, 2013, 3:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #235442

Am I the only one who thinks it’s some sort of relative to Auggie? I mean, look at his tail, look at the shadow’s tail. Look at his legs, look at the shadow’s legs, all are similar no? Also, it’s winter. Other people are bound to keep warm with scarfs or something around their neck!

Irrelevant Tastes January 3, 2013, 3:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #235443

I think the shadow person might be her :x <———————-

Lance January 3, 2013, 4:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #235444

I gotta say damn it teashi!!!!!! :-* One min we see a intervention so to speak with lucy, then a party she’s suposed to be at, and now she’s at the top of a building ******* off sowerpuss. lol Im waiting to know whats next

JustSomeCritic January 3, 2013, 4:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #235445

@JakeStartledTheWitch
OH MY GOD. YOU. MY FEELS. THEY STARTED AGAIN.
IF THIS IS A SHERLOCK SITUATION, SHE WILL LIVE.
/i cant get over your comment

Sheltus January 3, 2013, 4:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #235446

Furious Abbey at the last panel. That is what ;) ‘s face looks like. It is obvious that it’s Mad Lucy . I wonder why….. also you don’t know how much time has passed from last seeing Mad Lucy and now seeing Mad Lucy .

Luna January 3, 2013, 6:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #235447

Watch out, it’s Augustus the antihero.
And if Mike doesn’t straighten his **** out VERY SOON, then he’s in the same boat as FF cat.

Crunch January 3, 2013, 7:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #235448

This will sound really really bad, but I kind of wish Lucy would jump. Either she’d die or get seriously injured, and although I have no qualms with her, it would shake everything up and the characters would be out of this stale, unchanging point in the story. I like BCB, but I now feel less emotionally attached to the characters, since nothing new has happened. Even now, this was all expected, I just want some changes to happen, things that shock us, or things that create more character development.

iluvsushi January 3, 2013, 8:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #235449

@Darthgravy

Well it’s sorta instinct for them to re-orientate themselves. Who knows, she may realize she doesn’t want to die on her way down, and re-orientate herself. Yes, I know how asphalt works. I have seen my cat have a seizure in the window and fall down four stories, land on his back, and get up perfectly fine (I didn’t let him do that, I tried to save him but I couldn’t reach him in time). I’m not an idiot, I have basic knowledge of physics. And I really do appreciate you taking your time to respond, that was a really interesting read. You’re right, they are anthro cats so they have human characteristics as well, I was just saying that in previous comics whenever they land they land in a more catlike way than a human way. I wasn’t thinking correctly about the exact physics since they are, well, human-cats, so I thank you for your response.
Also, in my earlier comment I said it would be funny if it was Lucy with Mike’s old blue scarf and she was up there to let it fly away or fall as a symbol for letting go of Mike.

@supertails19

Since when have people actually cared about the feelings of others over the internet? Haha I’m kidding, I’m sorry if I offended anyone. I was just voicing my opinion and I have as much right as the rest of you to comment what I feel like commenting. And you’re right, with all that snow she’d probably land on snow and have less of an impact on the asphalt. Once again I am sorry if I offended anyone but I really would much rather comment what’s on that mind at the moment instead of thinking how every little person here on the website feels.

LightTribe January 3, 2013, 9:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #235450

I have no prediction what so ever. I’d like to be cool and offer an insightful prediction, but I don’t know. You may have a rough way of telling a story Taeshi, but there is something buried under it all that makes it superbly appealing and best of all, completely and utterly unpredictable. In a good way though. If it’s Lucy, I could imagine you making her jump, but then again, maybe this could happen, or something else. The list just goes on.
Keep up the good work!
*Umm… Excuse me? (You know what this means…)

The Guy in the Background January 3, 2013, 10:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #235451

Guys. What’s with the whole “Why would Augustus otherwise be concerned if it’s not Lucy” and “Why would Augustus otherwise try to save her” etc.
IF YOU SAW SOMEONE ABOUT TO JUMP OFF A ROOF, I THINK YOU’D PANIC AS WELL. WHETHER YOU KNOW THE PERSON OR NOT.
Some people try to talk them out of it, others call for help, some rushes to the rescue like our little Siamese kitten here. To be honest, I would most likely also try to rush up the stairs to stop them, while calling someone on my way up.

Augustus just opened the darn door, I don’t think he’s actually realised yet who it is. You saw how tall the building was, how would be be able to tell who it was. I wouldn’t, for sure. But I would still try to help them, rather than just turning my back on a suicidal stranger and leave the scene before I get my clothes dirty.

Also, I doubt that this is a suicidal scene. Luce (if it’s her) might’ve said she was ready to give everything up, but if she wanted to end her life she would’ve done that long ago. She just had a chat with her family as well. Whatever they said couldn’t possibly have shaken her so much that she rushed off with thoughts like “I’M GONNA JUMP OFF A TALL BUILDING!”
Perhaps she’s looking for the perfect fireworks spot, or if the whole “talk” was about sending Luce off to another school (perhaps even move) then maybe she’s taking a last look at the city.
Or maybe it’s her thinking-place. It’s not all too rare to go up on top of a building just to think things through.

Yumikarp January 3, 2013, 10:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #235452

I just realized something. For all we know, that could be MIKE. The scarf makes it look like it COULD be (though I still think it’s gonna be Lucy).

Rylan January 3, 2013, 10:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #235453

Jump, JUMP, JUMP, JUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUMP, JUMP!

JustSomeCritic January 3, 2013, 10:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #235454

This looks like a job for Superjerk! Away! ;)

Also, Oh GOD, please don’t jump Lucy! There people that love you! ._. D: ;_;

Mr. E January 3, 2013, 10:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #235455

Ahh, man. The people’ve never read ACD. Also, that’s blatently Amaya after mugging Sandyand combining her bow and Mike’s old scarf into megazord proportions bowscarf form…

Naarg January 3, 2013, 10:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #235456

http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p8.html Well Augustus you wanted a challenge so here you go. Look at him he totally has his challenge accepted face on. Be a hero save a little girl.

Lucy’s mom: “Can you imagine? It’d be a big step, but she could think i’m abandoning her.”
@Yumikarp: ^I even have a quote for you and I just have to say it doesn’t sound like they were about to give Lucy a pep talk :/. Actually even if they did it would not help much. Unless her dad showed up that would definitely change things. I agree with you that she is getting a nice view of the city but I don’t think it will be her last even if she does get sent away(hopefully with her dad). It’s possible that Lucy’s dad would want to try to cheer her up if she was severely depressed(she fits that description perfectly) so what better way to cheer here up than a change in scenery(maybe a ride in a racecar 8-D).

Also, about Augustus he looks angry in the last panel that’s why people say that it has to be Lucy, who else does he know that he had a conversation about “giving up” with? Who else would he be absolutely ****** to see on the edge of a roof right now? Wait let me make it clear who did Augustus call worthless when he heard she wanted to end her life because of some boy? I agree that Augustus wouldn’t hesitate to save anyone else(except Abbey of course, for Abbey he would record the fall), but Lucy is a girl he already talked to about this he thinks she is pathetic for wanting to end her like so yeah I have my doubts that will save her. I know he will save her but at this point I have to question if he would want to if it weren’t for his boss’ plans for her :unsure: :question:.

@LightTribe: It’s alright I’m sorry too since this is a touchy subject for me and I got upset with you. I just don’t like the idea of anybody wishing death to anyone else, fictional or non-fictional. This is also the reason I went from wanting Mike and Lucy together to not caring if they ever became friends again(Mike wishing Lucy would die not cool). I saw in your comment that you could “care less” if anyone died and I snapped so once again sorry :(.

supertails19 January 3, 2013, 11:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #235746

…No.

NO.

HELL NO, THIS CAN’T BE.

THAT BETTER NOT BE THE CAT THAT I THINK IS STANDING THERE ON THE EDGE.

PocketGodPygmy January 5, 2013, 2:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #235799

Wow he got up there pretty fast

Sour-apple January 6, 2013, 9:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #235952

When I first saw this page, I truly and honestly thought that was Mike up there. Should I feel stupid?

Insanity_Prevails January 7, 2013, 10:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #271850

How did Augustus get up there so fast, you ask? He used Super Panel Teleport!

Yes January 6, 2014, 7:29 PM EST.

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