74. Curtain Call, page posted 4/15/13

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Curtain Call — Page 28
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Veronica’s Commentary

i had a lot of fun colouring Lucy’s dress, by the way

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115 Reader Comments On This Page

Comment ID #243034

Either they are really good actors, or some crazy ****’s going on in Mike’s head. Also, Taeshi, sorry to be a nuisance again, but I really want to know what’s going on in there heads right now. Though, admittedly, it seems like there might not be anything going on in Lucy’s right now. I think Kristen Stewart has more emotion on her face than Lucy does. I just hope she’s not irreparably broken.
On a slightly unrelated note, I feel like something huge is going to happen any second now, which is ironic, as I have felt that way for several weeks.
@ Taeshi
Seriously though, nice dress.

Nikita April 15, 2013, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #243035

I can’t tell what Mike’s expression is supposed to be in that first panel- love? regret? sadness? anger?- but the continued dullness in Lucy’s eyes and the fact that only Mike’s back is shown in the last panel don’t give me much hope.

Comrade April 15, 2013, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #243036

I am really enjoying the look to these latest pages.
The simple backgrounds make it really feel like a play, a cheesy but decent-for-school-play play, and Mike and Lucy are really doing well acting, on top of it!

Now if only we could get a scene with them looking at each other and smiling that WASN’T acting…

Crabmaster April 15, 2013, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #243037

mike is aw-struck that fo’ sure!

kiki April 15, 2013, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #243038

Nono, Mike is a horrible actor. Those are nothing but sincere eyes.

Llama April 15, 2013, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #243039

D’awwiii!!! <3

Psych0Kitten April 15, 2013, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #243040

…honestly this update was somewhat disappointing for me ha

shaaa April 15, 2013, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #243041

and then they banged.

giant4ftninja April 15, 2013, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #243042

wonder why mike looks so surprised, genuinely.

schrödinger April 15, 2013, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #243043

Taeshi, I just love your completely irrelevant/unrelated comments on each page. They fill me with great happiness, knowing that someone else cares about the little things.

Darkewulf April 15, 2013, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #243044

And then she stabs him.

Yumikarp April 15, 2013, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #243045

He looks surprised… wow!

Nocturne April 15, 2013, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #243046

Lucy activated “Vice Grip”!

Mike can’t get free!

Lucy morphed into Cthulhu!

Mike is devoured.

etyb April 15, 2013, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #243047

@Llama. I hope you are right and Mike is sincere in his expression cause if not he’s just being an ***, as well as a really good actor. Hopefully after the play Lucy breaks down when they’re bowing and Mike realizes the damage he’s done. But Tae-tae won’t allow that to happen yet I don’t think.

SEGAMAN April 15, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #243048

I wonder if Mike has noticed anything different about Lucy?

Dudeler April 15, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #243049

Lucy looks kinda uncomfortable holding his hand… traumatic flashbacks perhaps ?

Bob the man April 15, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #243050

Aww… No words, but I’m kinda noticing the pattern of Mike’s dumbfounded expression. Am I using that word right? I think I am… Lucy, do your best. Mike… You’ve… Done enough. .w.

Julia KaNeko April 15, 2013, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #243051

Well it payed off Taeshi, her dress looks beautiful!
Yes Mike enjoy this. It is ok. Lucy is smiling Mike, she is smiling for you.
Lucy looks nervous and afraid. I don’t think taking his hand was part of the script. This is her last attempt to make Mike understand she loves him. Mike see her pain. This isn’t a moment of anger or pain, but of change! She has changed physically and mentally, but emotionally she still loves you.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 15, 2013, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #243052

Feel successfully copped.

NoFace April 15, 2013, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #243053

I just have to say her hair is so puffy I could die.

So puffy.

I love it.

LightTribe April 15, 2013, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #243054

Physical contact for the first time in a month and all Mike can do is be mesmerized by Lucy’s beautiful singing… this is wonderful.

Lucy is in a beautiful dress… she is singing, smiling and being all nice… if Mike isn’t wondering what is going on then he is more oblivious than I thought.

Mike could believe this is all part of the show, except the eyes don’t match with the way she is acting. All Mike needs to do is look into Lucy’s eyes and he will know something is off.

supertails19 April 15, 2013, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #243055

Lucy’s happy face makes my heart smile :)

ultimateZ April 15, 2013, 12:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #243056

@SEGAMAN — I said they were sincere eyes, but I never said what he was sincerely thinking. For all we know, it could be something as despicable as December Mike. All I can tell is that whatever that expression is, it’s not something he rehearsed for the play.

Llama April 15, 2013, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #243057

@SEGAMAN

I imagine Mike’s character is meant to be awestruck by Lucy’s character’s singing. Whether Mike himself is or not doesn’t matter, so I don’t see how him acting out his character’s emotions would make him an ***.

etyb April 15, 2013, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #243058

Mike’s not blushing, so this is doing nothing for him.

Lucy though, man. This must be eating her inside.

nalem April 15, 2013, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #243059

Lucy is still dead inside. She’s just to bad *** with her ability to sing and act, also kicking peoples faces in :D.

Sanchan April 15, 2013, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #243060

I really like Lucy’s hair/fur/sideburns in this play. Very beautiful

Defutz April 15, 2013, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #243061

@Defutz: I thought they were tufts of hair? :question: Either way I think Lucy’s hair is adorable with them.

supertails19 April 15, 2013, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #243062

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: Umm, I posted it up well most of it… Jasmine’s Day Off. What a day :smirk: full of excitement and emotions.

@Comrade: I have failed you :(.

supertails19 April 15, 2013, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #243063

Lucy could also be so nervous inside of being near him. Instead of being so love sick on him shes terraffide sick inside cause she knows sandy talked to him bout the text. Shes waiting her death punch. as i see it. I would be afraid of his re-action too. Mike might or might not be in a love struck all over again with her beautiful voice. I doubt he ever herd her voice completely, well yes he has but still i bet he never listened to her by heart. Or he could be the biggest *** and be acting. once its over mike will be back, right now this is who ever the kid is named in the play :)

Sanchan April 15, 2013, 12:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #243064

Now she slaps him.

Yxela007 April 15, 2013, 12:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #243065

Mother of God …
they are …
… touching …

The world will end …

Pyre_of_Onyx April 15, 2013, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #243066

Mother of God …
they are …
… touching …

The world will end …
Also, I wonder what Paulo is thinking.

Pyre_of_Onyx April 15, 2013, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #243067

Kinda curious as to what’ll come out of this…although, as much as I like Lucy, I kinda want to see how low things can get for her before things get better.
…IF things gets better.

Oceanus92 April 15, 2013, 12:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #243068

At this point, I think Mike is either thoroughly impressed by how well composed Lucy has been in the play thus far or beginning to ponder on the lifelessness of her eyes. It would seem like he of all people would be able to pick up on something like that, especially from that of an ex-best friend/ex-crush. We have yet to learn about how Mike came about his decision to buy that specific shade of blue for his first scarf. Considering the sequence of events that led up to his purchase of that scarf, as revealed in the Lucy’s reminiscence of her first kiss in “Pillow Talk,” I kind of suspect that he intentionally tried to match the color of Lucy’s eyes. His awkward reaction to receiving Sandy’s Christmas present (another blue scarf) kind of backs that claim up. He said it was “weirdly nostalgic.” Maybe that’s not the case. It’s just a shot in the dark.

I think this is worth mentioning because it validates his possible concern over the dullness of Lucy’s eyes. If there indeed is that much back story to his original scarf, then he must be able to see through the deception of her demeanor and see the anguish in her eyes.

Or maybe it’s just as simple as his mind being blown away by her singing and the utter amazement of her performance.

Purin April 15, 2013, 1:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #243069

@supertails19: Failed me? What do you mean?

Comrade April 15, 2013, 1:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #243070

Hi
Lucy it us ok song kill mike just relax stay can do what you want with mike after the play … Did that sound wrong to you too
Any way Lucy will feel better later then she and PAULO will live happily ever after
THE END

N-master April 15, 2013, 1:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #243071

NOW KISS. :love:

PokeafanAlex99 April 15, 2013, 1:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #243072

-eyes glued at screen- :O

Subaru April 15, 2013, 1:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #243073

Can’t tell if Mike is brainwashed by lovely Lucy or didn’t rehearse the seen.
Either way, I bet she’s about to sing! It would be a shame if something were to happen to interrupt her beautiful voice singing….

foreveryoung5 April 15, 2013, 1:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #243074

Last Panel: “Enjoy my boobs for now Mikey. You’ll be dead soon.”

Monas April 15, 2013, 2:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #243075

MIIIIIKE TOOOOOUCH MY BOOOOOBS

Logic April 15, 2013, 2:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #243076

lol, this is basically service for everyone who wanted Lucy x Mike real bad.
You get your little happy moment, then it’s probably back to Lucy being glum and Mike being a jack.
Oh look they’re getting along…oh look, they’re fighting again.
Too much of this “what if that”, “what if this”, “hope it’s like that”, but “too scared to ask” and “too feely to be straight up”, so I “act like a jack because I am too emotional to be straight” going on.
If you can’t get a clear answer, if it’s going nowhere, and if you can’t step out the door, then might as well pack your bags and go somewhere else.
Keep stewing in those feelings and they’ll keep sinking you down like weights around your legs. Get those shears out and cut them down, before they entangle you in a trap you won’t be able to get out of.
Lucy, Mike really doesn’t like you: I think December should’ve made that clear. Hook up with Paulo, he wants it and it sure as crap looks like you want it too. Mike, man the hell up, don’t need to go stone-faced every time Lucy rolls around. It’s not like any of you got raped or had your homes burned down by a war, so straighten up: life is good.

Blank On Purpose April 15, 2013, 2:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #243077

There seems to be a deep sense of realization going on in the first panel within Mike’s eyes and general facial expression. It’s just so effective in showing there is a change about to happen. The previous panel was also really clear in expressing that Mike is beginning to see the things within Lucy that he used to love and obviously really misses. I am really interested to see where this goes. #^_^#

Jade April 15, 2013, 2:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #243078

It is SOOO WEIRD, I have to say, to see Lucy NOT be naked. xD
I have to wonder deep down how she is feeling, she seemed somewhat out of it before she went on stage…

TarriPup April 15, 2013, 2:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #243079

A beautiful page! :D

Lolly April 15, 2013, 3:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #243080

‘Great art is art that can stir up debate’
You are clearly doing a good job at that Taeshi! ;)

A.T. April 15, 2013, 3:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #243081

I love her dress. So cute. <3

Ashe April 15, 2013, 4:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #243082

and then Lucy killed herself :I nice dress though
Mike’s such a good actor :/

llama April 15, 2013, 4:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #243083

Mike’s not feeling anything for Lucy at all cause its all act, Lucy’s doing what she’s told to do in the play so i dont believe theres some huge realization going on between them :/

lololol April 15, 2013, 4:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #243084

Well this might actually work. I mean so far Mike has not yelled at Lucy, Lucy has not broken down yet, David or Paulo have not done anything stupid to ruin this yet. So far this may turn out to be what @TheRealSomeone stated. This is a moment of change- @TheRealSomeone I completely agree with you and it feels like Lucy is trying to communicate with Mike trying to tell him they can still be friends. In other words Mike, man up grow a pair and tell Lucy you are sorry. Beg for her forgiveness, no wait grovel friggen grovel Mike. Get on your hands and kness and friggen beg for Lucy’s forgiveness. If not at least apologize for being a dick.

Devin April 15, 2013, 4:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #243085

and then Dave appears and grabs Lucy’s boobs infront of Mike :D

iliketrains April 15, 2013, 4:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #243086

ps. that dress sure suits Lucy :3

iliketrains April 15, 2013, 4:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #243087

Normally Lucy would die rather than wear a dress, but it does suit her very well.

Anon-Anon April 15, 2013, 5:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #243088

Lucy is kinda looking over him

Sly April 15, 2013, 6:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #243089

Daaaaaw; so much mush. :love:
No way THIS is going to last. XD

Alamoraine April 15, 2013, 6:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #243090

He is stupified of how lucy is and her singing but idk bout the next part

Bbrad April 15, 2013, 6:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #243091

Excellent painting skill! Keep working, Taeshi.

@Nikita: To compare Lucy with a famous actress is a good idea.
@Comrade: I prefer to call that emotion “surprising”.
@you_two: Any clever ways to catch the first comment?

Henry Wang April 15, 2013, 6:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #243092

That dress is awesome…Link not so much.

Fluffy April 15, 2013, 7:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #243093

Lucy’s dress looks super good. :)

DekuMarth April 15, 2013, 7:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #243094

This is getting more awkward by the minute… but I’d be lying if I said this isn’t getting me all excited for how this is going to end.
Just wondering, though, what they’re thinking behind all that acting. :question:

Prius April 15, 2013, 7:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #243095

This is getting really awkward

7 April 15, 2013, 7:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #243096

I can’t tell if Mike’s expression is him acting or not. *runs in a circle*

Lime Cake April 15, 2013, 7:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #243097

I sure hope mike doesn’t call lucy sandy.

Blue fox April 15, 2013, 8:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #243098

Oh goody glob ._. I have so many mixed emotions twords the comic as of now. I love the fact this is happening.. :question:
But the question is, is this a momment, or acting? But seriously if this is ating im gonna rage 8-)
Blek, lets wnjoy thenhappy momments cx

Doodles April 15, 2013, 8:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #243099

@ Henry_Wang
Kristen Steeart is known for having really emotionless facial expressions.

Nikita April 15, 2013, 9:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #243100

@HenryWang: Yeah, live in California and go to bed later than 9:00.

Comrade April 15, 2013, 9:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #243101

I’m really loving Mike’s outfit for special Homestuck shipping reasons.

lazydayArtist April 15, 2013, 10:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #243102

Wait! Lucy is letting someone touch her boobs? That people is NOT good. It shows she has hit ROCK BOTTOM and at this point is trying to give Mike any reason at all not to despise her. Mike snap out of it! Her eyes are lifeless and she is letting you touch her boobs! Mike if this doesn’t scream desperation… you are not listening!

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 15, 2013, 11:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #243103

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: Lucy looks beautiful in that dress, she is singing and she is touching Mike… I don’t think this is rock bottom for her. Rock bottom for Lucy was right after Mike’s speech in December. At least now there is a smile on her face… even if it was in a play.

Also, do you think Lucy might just be letting Mike feel her heartbeat? It is a good possibility :x.

supertails19 April 15, 2013, 11:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #243104

@Comrade: Finally know which state you live in.

Henry Wang April 15, 2013, 11:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #243105

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone :
I don’t think she’s having him touch her boob.
She’s just holding his hand if it is on her chest chances are it’s on the heart, so the gesture means something different.
Mikes probably just in shock by her singing, and smiling (despite the dead eyes she has, yeah she’s still hurting from something.)

But no she’s not being cray-cray and having mike touch her boob.

Manda April 15, 2013, 12:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #243106

@supertails19
“December” Was her being dragged by her heart to hell and back, several times!
She is desperate. She usually punches or punts anyone who touches her let alone her boobs. And here is MAKING Mike touch them.
She is singing and smiling. It is all for show and for Sue. She is dead on the inside, taeshi said so herself.

@Manda
That might be true. She could be doing both.
She is depressed and dead on the inside! Who knows what is going on in her head!
But looks like she is holding it at boob height and it looks like it is in the middle.

@Gentle Reader
One there is on kissing(yet)
I kiss my sister on the cheek from time to time what is wrong with that?

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 15, 2013, 12:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #243107

Waitaminute.
There’s supposed to be a kiss scene in this play.
But they’re siblings.
… Is this a wincest plot?

Gentle Reader April 15, 2013, 12:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #243108

OMG OMG!!! I got reminded of this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=8YySpUazdME&list=RD02M5TWGfFJlpQ

Mostly because the song talks about brotherly love, that’s how Lucy sounds like in my head, and…and because Mike looks like link xDD

“My hero takes me by the hand,
He builds me up and helps me stand

I’ll always be proud as can be,
Cause he’s my brother Link ~” -indeed!

FlyingPotato April 15, 2013, 1:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #243109

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: Nah, all Mike did was shatter Lucy’s hopes and dreams… here she seems more hopeful and she is trying to make the best use of this opportunity, in a final effort to make everyone around her happy. It is only a matter of time before the truth hits Mike like a rock and he finally asks himself: What have I done? :unsure: < Well Mike you pretty much crushed Lucy’s heart, sent her into a downward spiral, and convinced her that she would be all alone unless she changed who she was.

Lucy actually believes him because in a way he was kind of right… not about the parasite part or all her friends leaving, but Lucy would have ended up alone if she kept pushing others away and holding onto one boy. At least she is trying to keep her friends now, but it is not in the most productive(or sane) way. The way Lucy is behaving could prove to be detrimental to her overall health in the long run.

@Everyone: I guess what i’m trying to say today is that: Neither Mike nor Lucy is handling their situation well at all. Mike had a good reason to be mad, but he took it too far. Lucy had a good reason to be upset, but the way she is handling it is not healthy. I am hoping for Mike and Lucy to resolve their issues so each can move on with their lives and have no regrets… no more unresolved issues would be nice, but sometimes I get the feeling that is asking for too much. So expecting a marriage between any character is just a dream. *sigh* A lovely dream, but a dream nonetheless. I’ll settle for the possibility that Mike and Lucy might become friends while Mike continues dating Sandy and Lucy settles for Paulo. Hopefully, any sort of resentment, pain, or sorrow will vanish from each of their hearts. Thanks for reading #^_^#.

@Flying Potato: That song was adorable. It made me go: “Aww. That’s so sweet. That song was Aryll’s theme from Windwaker, and the singer had a beautiful voice :).

supertails19 April 15, 2013, 1:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #243110

I’m so used to seeing them without clothes that seeing Lucy in that dress makes her look a little awkward or something, perhaps it looks a little too big on her. Oddly enough, Mike looks just fine. XD And Lucy’s expression still looks so fake that I still wouldn’t be surprised if things went so far downhill they dropped off a cliff right now.

I'll Eat Yourself April 15, 2013, 2:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #243111

I can’t help but think Lucy’s singing one of dem Disney songs.

Gate-Senpai April 15, 2013, 2:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #243112

@supertails19 yeah, her voice is beautiful :love:. She made lyrics for various other Legend of Zelda songs and they’re all AWESOME (esp. The Great Fairy Fountain theme)! you should check out her other videos. She also has a couple of covers in her repertoire.

And yes, that song is so full of “AWWWWW ÓwÒ!” for a page also full of “AWWWWW ÓwÒ!”

FlyingPotato April 15, 2013, 2:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #243113

@supertails19
Lucy believes him, because he is Mike. Him being right, reinforces what he said.
Yeah it looks like she is trying to make everyone happy. Yeah I definitely see it hurting in her in the long run. Mike contradicts himself: She is a parasite and she pushes people away? Interesting there Mike. Well now she really is pushing people away. If this keeps up like this, when it finally hits Mike hit it’s going to hurt. I feel like when it hits Mike it will something like this:

BACKSTAGE
Mike: *dressed is and walking*
Paulo: “Hey Mike have you seen Lucy? I mean after the play?”
Mike: “No”
Paulo: “What hell? Why she is avoiding everyone?” *hits his fist to the wall*
Mike: “Wait she is being avoiding you?”
Paulo: “Mike no one has seen her since school. No one has seen her all week either.”

@supertails19
I read your fanfic up till the end (for now) It’s really good, but it doesn’t really grab my interest. It’s probably because of the characters. Oh I do enjoy fanfic that aren’t about Mike or Lucy. But Jasmine has left a bad taste since back and forth. Augustus? I couldn’t honestly care less.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 15, 2013, 3:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #243114

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: “Mike contradicts himself: She is a parasite and she pushes people away? Interesting there Mike. Well now she really is pushing people away.” -TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone. Huh? Mike calls Lucy a parasite because she kind of did latch onto him… the pushing people away thing was just another effect. I’m not sure what makes you think Mike was contradicting himself… well with that part. Obviously with the “Nobody could love you for who you are” line Mike does contradict himself, since at one point he did love Lucy.

“Lucy believes him, because he is Mike. Him being right, reinforces what he said.” -TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone. About Mike being right: He was only right to an extent. Lucy needed to change the way she was behaving, the way and the timing he used to tell her to change was way off. The sad thing is that Lucy actually believes what he said. If she believed she needed to change the way she was behaving that would be one thing, but she believes that no one could love her and she would be alone unless she changed who she was… now that is messed up.

Mike can still convince her that he didn’t mean to go that far… that he felt his happiness mattered as well. Don’t get me wrong, Lucy’s happiness matters as well and that is why I want some resolution to all their drama.

As for my stories: like them or hate them… as long as people read them I’ll be happy :).

supertails19 April 15, 2013, 4:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #243115

neither of then have blushed this entire play :nope:

Toxic April 15, 2013, 4:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #243116

is he forgiven O.o or is she just ****ing with him

nick April 15, 2013, 4:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #243117

I find it strange that so many people have taken it for a fact that there will never be something (something more) between Mike and Lucy, having went through all this story-line and back-stories just to end up like most of the readers think right now ( Mike and Sandy live happily ever after ( reality check-FAT CHANCE; hollywood check- dull) Lucy depressed or whit Paulo) would be like physics —> starting from one point, making a lot of turns and twists and coming back to the same spot= zero movement.Or maybe a more clearer example: Have you watched the movie Break-up? No? Well then DON’T, the movie sucks (even though Jennifer Anistone is in it, you can imagine how bad the story is when not even she can make it watchable) anyway, all through the movie this couple fights over a loft and a dying relationship (for over an hour!) only to have it end whit them not getting back together! Now does that sound like a good story? No. :nope: And that is exactly why I think Taeshi, who is, by the way, an awesome comic book artist, won’t end it in such a unsatisfying way….geez why can’t I write essays like this in school :question:

B-Dawg April 15, 2013, 4:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #243118

Neat play so far. Because it’s totally a play, with acting and a script to follow and such. And an author who will probably kill anyone who tries to/does mess it up by doing something dumb/unscripted.

etyb April 15, 2013, 5:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #243119

This has got to be the most un-Lucy strip ever.

Insanity_Prevails April 15, 2013, 5:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #243120

I really am having a hard time telling whether or not Mike’s expression is sincere or not. On one hand, his acting was (is?) bad, so you’d think he’d not be able to act out such a genuine-looking expression (and it DOES look very genuine). On the other hand, wouldn’t they have practised this scene before, thus he wouldn’t be in awe of her singing anymore? Although Taeshi may very well have said screw it to consistency XD It is still quite a dilemma.

I’d guessed that he’ll just go back to being his jerkish self after the play, but then again, he HAS tried (more or less) to apologize to Lucy (at the end of Just Beautiful).

I’m kinda hoping that he does remain jerkish, and that he’ll follow up on his threat of leaving the table. That way he’ll see that people WILL stay with Lucy (namely, Paulo) and feel stupid :P

To quote Lily, «Not so easy to ignore now, is she?» :)

Sambo April 15, 2013, 6:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #243121

Mike do not mess this up

what man April 15, 2013, 6:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #243122

Mmmhmmm
/skeptical

silveryogurt April 15, 2013, 7:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #243123

The song “the lightning strike” fits this page deliciouslly!

Luis Hernandez April 15, 2013, 7:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #243124

@supertails19
If she was a parasite she wouldn’t have pushed Paulo away.
If she pushed everyone away she couldn’t ‘latch’ on to Mike.

Mike’s mind still puzzles me. After she said “I love you” Lucy seems to give Mike A LOT of space. But he… I just don’t understand that mind of his!

Everyone(almost everyone) deserves happiness. I have nothing against seeking it, AS LONG AS you don’t crush people to get it. When comes to success I am the same way, also as you don’t crush people to achieve success. Mike saw his happiness was worth something, but isn’t Lucy’s also?

I just keep getting frustrated with Mike, because he is SO ****EN OBLIVIOUS! He always has been. Lucy learned the hard way there are consequences to your wrong doings, Paulo has also learned that. Mike has yet to learn that. He may have started BCB as the most mature, but now he is the most immature!

Sorry about the rage.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 15, 2013, 8:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #243125

Part three of my mini fan fiction. Also changing how I write/type this so it is less like a play and more like a book.

Three months after the talent show. Mike and Lucy are sitting on Mike’s bed playing Halo:Combat Evolved co-op. “Lucy go to the left and snipe the gunner” said Mike, a plan in his head. “Got him” said Lucy as she head shot the grunt. “Hey Mike, thanks for letting me stay over while my family goes to visit my grandma.” Her grandmother hated her and constantly called her names, so when her mom and brother got the invite her mom said she could stay at a friends house instead. “No problem” Mike replied. Mike was glad to have Lucy over,not just because she is his best friend, but because he though he found a way to tell her he loved her.
Later that night, Mike’s mom came up and said it was time for dinner.
After dinner Mike and Lucy went up to Mike’s room and played competitive multiplayer to see who was better. Mike won by ten kills and half of those because of luck. When it was ten Lucy got out her sleeping bag and went to sleep. Mike continued playing the campaign. For a bit then he went to sleep around eleven.
Next morning, Mike made sure to get up at five by setting his cell phone’s alarm to vibrate and by placing it o his chest. Mike got up, went to the bathroom, got a shower, dried off, brushed his teeth, combed his fur, and put on a black T-shirt and a pair of blue jeans. When Mike got down stairs he noticed a note from his mother saying.
“Dear Mike.
Your sister was not felling well a and she started having an asthma attack so I took her to the hospital. We will be gone till late tonight, so you and Lucy have to take care of the house. Food is in the fridge and you know how to cook, I hope, so take care
Love you,Mom

That was all Mike needed. He got in the fridge and got out bacon, eggs, orange juice, and butter. He also grabbed the bread and the toaster from the pantry. After he got everything out he started to cook a breakfast for him and Lucy. It took him about half an hour to get every thing ready,scrambled eggs, bacon, toast,and two glasses of orange juice. Then he walked up to his room to wake up Lucy.
“Hey Lucy I made us some-“He didn’t knock and he accidentally walked in on Lucy while she was changing. Both of them instantly grew a deep shade of red in the face. Mike almost instantly tried to cover his eves with his hand before he saw anything but he saw her underwear and grew a deeper shade of red. “Damn it Mike, don’t you ever knock” said Lucy, sounding more annoyed than angry. “Sorry I-” “Seriously Mike, can you knock next time? Now go outside.” Mike got out of his room faster than a bullet of of a rifle and tried to forget what he just saw.
Lucy walked out four min. later. “OK Mike you can open your eyes now. And what did you want to talk to me about?” “My sister had an asthma attack, so my mom took her to the hospital and left us in charge. Breakfast is down stairs if you want it.”
After breakfast Mike and Lucy went jogging to get some fresh air. Mike was ahead of Lucy by a whole yard for most of the jog, and with his small amount of privacy, he thought about her and how he would tell her he loved her.

Next post, sometime this week. Many this week end.

Devin April 15, 2013, 8:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #243127

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: The thing about a parasite is it chooses it’s host/victim and everything else becomes irrelevant… just surviving with the one creature that matters. Lucy is not a parasite, she cared about others as well and not just herself. Mike didn’t do a good enough job remembering that Lucy actually cares even if she barely ever shows it.

About Mike’s mind: All you need to know is that when Mike feels he is right about something, he won’t back down unless he is proven wrong and when he is proven to be wrong he will instantly feel guilty and apologize. That is why I want Mike to notice that he went too far and apologize, but at the same time I realize it would be difficult for him to notice that he made a mistake when he initially was right… he just took it too far near the end. Lucy needed to be told her actions weren’t right, but there was only one person she cared about enough to listen to… the self-righteous hero of BCB :unsure:.

Also, I think I should add than any threat to his relationship with Sandy will be treated harshly… Lucy could easily have destroyed Mike’s relationship with Sandy and even though Lucy didn’t do anything to ruin his relationship … the fact that Lucy could have destroyed it made him paranoid enough to want to “sever ties” with Lucy. His reaction in Just Beautiful seemed more paranoid than hateful, but I am uncertain about it. Their friendship was over because he couldn’t see the good in Lucy, focused on the bad, and was fearfully of losing a major source of his happiness. > :D

I don’t mind a little rage since I am getting used to it. I get into heated debates at school. 8-)

@Devin: Why don’t you try posting your story over here: http://www.fanfiction.net/comic/Bittersweet-Candy- Bowl/3/0/0/1/0/0/0/0/0/1/0/ add to the story party 8-D.

supertails19 April 15, 2013, 11:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #243128

Don’t mess this up Lucy by going all depressed/emo/abusive/dumb again, last time you were this close you messed up royally and finally got what you deserve, don’t be that stupid again.

Donny April 15, 2013, 11:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #243129

Aye, there be signs of stress and broken spirits shown in those empty eyes.

A shame, they once held so much fire. It’s saddening to see one so broken before high school is over even.

Tom_atlus April 16, 2013, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #243130

@Devin
Nice work ;)
LOL really Halo? XD

@supertails19
“Lucy could easily have destroyed Mike’s relationship with Sandy and even though Lucy didn’t do anything to ruin his relationship”-supertails19
And Mike didn’t/doesn’t see that and it really gets on my nerves!

“Mike didn’t do a good enough job remembering that Lucy actually cares even if she barely ever shows it”-supertails19
He did, it just as humans we tend to hold on the negative more. Taeshi used relationship with an abusive husband to explain.

Mike is pretty ****en pathetic when you take time to think about it.
I remember how in “Pillow Talk” we she Lucy rejected Mike. And in a Volume I chapter we find out it was Lucy who suggested Mike pop Sandy the question. Even when she found out, she was happy even though Mike didn’t want to talk about it. Lucy has really always been supportive of Mike and Sandy. This still REALLY ****** ME OFF! Lucy was beaten and almost raped to protect him. The transformation from old Mike to new Mike doesn’t seem gradual but sudden.

She apologized in a text to SANDY and said she was leaving Mike’s life. I just can’t believe that and seeing her depressed that he still runs around all happy and ****!
Was he right? Yes, and no. They had good times together, she loved her at one point. She didn’t always cause him pain. She let Mike get close(too late) and he abandoned her. She let Paulo get close and he abandoned and showed she wasn’t anything. Why won’t she push people away. All her life she has been brainwashed by her surroundings that people have to have other motives to be around her. Sandy loves Mike and he has a phone… He doesn’t need Lucy to hold Sandy’s place so he stops being her friend. Mike tried to proof this wrong when he is her biggest example. And this isn’t the first time he has proved her theory right.

About this page XD I didn’t finish typing this up.
BACKSTAGE
Mike: *dressed is and walking*
Paulo: “Hey Mike have you seen Lucy? I mean after the play?”
Mike: “No”
Paulo: “What hell? Why she is avoiding everyone?” *hits his fist to the wall*
Mike: “Wait she is being avoiding you?”
Paulo: “Mike no one has seen her since school. No one has seen her all week either.”
Mike: “Really?”
Paulo: “You don’t have anything do with this do you?”
Mike: *guilt*

Ok it was 3 more lines but I had to add it!

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 16, 2013, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #243131

Hang in there Lucy! And Mike, stop being irritatingly yet understandably angry, as it has severely fractured someone who cares a lot for you. Mad Lucy

Trubeque April 16, 2013, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #243132

oh i get it. her dress is the colour of his scarf. tricky.

indigo April 16, 2013, 1:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #243133

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: “The transformation from old Mike to new Mike doesn’t seem gradual but sudden.” -TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone. That is probably because it was sudden… all it took was for Mike to realize he was in an abusive relationship, and then he wanted it to end. The physically abusive part was over after Acapulco, but the verbal part was going to continue long enough for Mike to become sick of being around Lucy… http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c48/p3.html to save some time, enjoy this lovely page.

“And in a Volume I chapter we find out it was Lucy who suggested Mike pop Sandy the question.” -TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone. Not exactly… http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c20/p3.html Lucy did talk to Tess about it and then Tess did some convincing of her own, which lead to this chapter http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c21/p3.html where Mike finally made it official with Sandy. Indirectly because of Lucy so wow, Lucy sealed her own fate repeatedly(back with the kiss after Confrontation, that scene in Pillow Talk where she pushes Mike away, and making Mike and Sandy into an official couple). < O__O These are just a few times where Lucy sealed her own fate… wow, that must take a lot of skill. Sometimes it is like she didn’t want to make it work between them back in Volume 1… did you take the hint? :smirk:

In Volume 2, Lucy was willing to make the relationship work, but Mike already made his choice and he wanted to be faithful to his girlfriend, Sandy. After what happened with the Cheater Beater Squad, can you blame him? Mike nearly died trying to protect Lucy… did he even get a thank you? He almost died for a girl that was not his girlfriend… does that count as being unfaithful? Most likely not, but none of it really matters to Volume 2 Mike: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c45/p5.html read the top comments for this page when you get a chance 8-D.

I think it is time for me to get some sleep so goodnight all.

supertails19 April 16, 2013, 2:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #243135

@supertails19. I have said this multiple times that I don’t have a fan fiction account and I can’t get one because something is wrong with my internet or something so i can’t get accounts like that. Many next year when my contract runs out. F#$%ing contract.

Devin April 16, 2013, 6:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #243136

@supertails19
I don’t have time right now, But there is somewhere Mike points out to Lucy she is the one who pressured Mike into asking Sandy, it is a flashback in volume II I believe. Mike said earlier she always competed with him, to proof she was good enough. And that may be why she never said anything to Mike in volume I. It seems in volume II she has in a way already broken, she lead herself to failure, but she was starting to break. She didn’t fight with Mike or compete to try to proof she was good enough, she had given on the idea she would ever be good enough. That is what overall hurts her the most in “December” she wasn’t a ‘good enough’ friend, she isn’t ‘good enough’ to have friends. Most importantly she isn’t ‘good enough’ for Mike to even listen to her. She has been slowly dying on the inside due to his rejection. The difference between Lucy’s rejection and Mike’s rejection is Lucy still wants to be friends where as Mike wants nothing to do with her. Lucy broke when the gang learned that she loved Mike, and he doesn’t care. Why are his feelings SO much more important than hers?
I reread “December” I thought he said it in there. But he didn’t. It’s funny he said his happiness was worth something ‘too’. Oh yes Mike, Lucy is so happy she is grinning from ear to ear. He needs a reality check. No, he deserves to be alone and die alone with his stupid fantasy!

I actually hope Lucy acts towards Mike the same way he described her, then he will see how good he had it and know what he throw away for a ****en pipe dream!

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 16, 2013, 11:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #243137

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone

“Why are his feelings SO much more important than hers?”

I think it’s more along the lines of, “Why should I do/feel what you guys want when that’s not what *I* want?”. He sees it as being pressured into something he wants no part of, and thus shouldn’t have to go through. I can sympathize.

He’s tired of his own wants, needs and emotions being shoved aside and ignored in favor of someone he sees as a needy, clingy burden. He wants to be free to pursue his own life and his own happiness—things that, as far as he’s concerned, he’ll never find with Lucy hanging on like an old handbag.

etyb April 16, 2013, 3:49 PM EST.

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That said, while I’m not particularly bothered by Mike telling Lucy off, cruel as it was, what I *do* take issue with is that he spoke for their friends. This, I imagine, will cause the most trouble for him later on.

etyb April 16, 2013, 4:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #243142

@etyb
I am not saying his feelings aren’t important! In fact I am saying they are! BUT are his feelings so important that he get to stomp someone else’s? I understand he is sick of Lucy being a burden and she took that and she stopped. Now in Mike’s pursuit of ‘happiness’ he has become selfish and will crush anyone who he believes is any form of a threat.
The excuse he is sick of Lucy clinging(present tense) is bull ****! She left him alone and he treats her like ****!
Mike got sick of her being a tough and clingy girl, she took that to heart and put in an effort to change.
AND WHERE DID IT GET HER!

IF ANYONE READS WHAT IS BELOW READ IT ALL
WARNING: A LOT OF RAGE
What Mike did in “December” is completely uncalled for!
He has no right to cut someone down and destroy them emotionally, when he hasn’t even talked to her! He left her to the crows(metaphor) and she was acting on instinct, she doesn’t trust anyone but Mike. And he if ‘knows’ her as well as he thinks he would know that. Funny he tells her she pushes everyone away, yet he accuses her of jumping for guy to guy. I am personally sick of hearing about his ‘feelings and his wants’ he got those! And Lucy just wants to send some time with him as friends… OH no Mike can’t think of someone other than himself! He is completely selfish. “Oh but he loves Sandy” He ****en loves her for her looks and that she is rich! Remember he helped Sandy for fish. He left Lucy for Sandy without even talking to her he was grabbed by her looks! “She is nice and Lucy isn’t” Apples and Oranges.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 16, 2013, 4:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #243150

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone

Calm down, bro.

http://www.formspring.me/taeshi/q/ 266082401313111236

etyb April 16, 2013, 5:39 PM EST.

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@etyb
I read that, as a matter of fact I have brought it up before in a discussion with Supertails19.

@etyb
I don’t mean to be mean, but your wasting your time trying to calm me down. Can you at least understand where I am going?
I know a family member who use to be abusive and yelled a lot. They have learned that doesn’t work, but they still do it from time to time and it gets ugly.
So if Lucy was still clingy and and abusive I can understand were Mike’s rage would come from. But for the most part she gave him what he wanted. And look how he repays her.

I am sorry, but nothing you can say about Mike will change my opinion on him. If you think I am full of **** and being stupid(not saying you do). That is fine by me, you don’t have to read or respond to what I say.

It may look like I am coming across rude, but that is not my intent.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 16, 2013, 6:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #243158

Part Four. Of my mini Fan Fiction.

After the jog, Mike and Lucy did a full out sprint to his house. When the got there they were both gasping for air and when Mike opened the door they could barely climb up the stairs to his room. After about five minutes of lying on his bed, Mike realized that it was noon, so he went down to make lunch. He decided to fix some grilled cheese for him and Lucy. After eight minutes the sandwiches were done, so Mike put them both on a plate and carried the plate up stairs.
Lucy was wondering were Mike was. She checked the bathroom and the whole upstairs but she could not find him. She was barely asleep for six minutes when she woke up and realized Mike was not next to her. She walked back to his room and sat down. A few minutes passed before she heard someone knocking on the door. Lucy grabbed a remote, it being the only thing she could see that might be a weapon, and got ready to throw it when she head a voice saying, “Lucy, are you decent?” It was Mike, and now that she thought about it, he took what she said seriously. “Yeah, I’m good. Come in”
Mike walked in with two grilled cheese sandwiches on a plate. He placed them on his bed and asked Lucy, “You want one?” Lucy said yes and she grabbed one. After the finished the sandwiches Lucy asked Mike, “is there anything to do here”iIn a slight sarcastic tone. “Well that tennis court is open” replied Mike. “Better than nothing, I guess.” Mike grabbed his tennis racket and his spare out of his closet, he grabbed some tennis balls and walked out the door where Lucy was waiting outside.
It took about ten minutes to walk to the tennis court and they started playing. Despite never playing before, Lucy learned fast and Mike noticed her old competitiveness coming back. Mike won six out of the eleven games they played. They were both sweating and panting when the stopped to take a break. “Hey Mike?” “Yeah Lucy.” “Why did you break up with Sandy?” Lucy had been avoiding this question for three months and so had Mike, but Lucy needed this answered now. “There was someone else. Someone who was always there for me when I needed it, someone who was a great friend to me even when I became a jerk.” “Let me guess”, Lucy said in a mocking tone’ “Paulo” “Come on Lucy, you know I am not gay.” “The who? Paulo was like the only one you talked to after the play.” “You Lucy, I love you.” Lucy could not believe what she just heard, Mike turned a deep shade of red in the face and so did Lucy.

Cliffhanger time:-)! sorry but I need some time to think how Lucy will react to this. I have some ideas but I want to get this right. So sorry for the cliff hanger and sorry for any hate that it may cause. I will try to finish this within the week. So goodby till then.

Devin April 16, 2013, 6:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #243159

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: Is it possible that Mike might love Sandy more than he loves Lucy because Sandy has never done anything to hurt him(aside from her parents forcing her to move away). Mike had a choice… Choose the girl that has loved him from the beginning and never hid it or go for the girl that used to treat him like a punching bag and made almost zero attempts to show that she cares.

Sandy wrote letters to Mike for several years… they have kept in contact for 7 years and as far as we know she has been rejecting love letters from others and is still faithful to Mike after all these years. Back in Acapulco, Mike was gone and when he got back Mike found out that Lucy was clinging to somebody else… Paulo of all people had to be the one carrying Lucy at the time and it didn’t take much for Mike to assume he had been replaced. That alone hurts… risking your life for somebody and seeing them in the arms of somebody else. If Lucy had told Mike how worried she was or that she had a mental breakdown, then maybe he wouldn’t have been so angry. Even a thank you would have been nice some sort of recognition would done so much good. :(

Mike kept seeing Lucy at the worst possible time and since she doesn’t exactly have a history of being honest with him, why would he ever ask her why she was talking to whichever boy she was with? In Pick Me Up, Mike saw Lucy getting her behind grabbed by Paulo… yeah it would not take much for him to assume she moved on. In A Distance Apart, Lucy tried to admit her feelings, but Mike said it himself “I have Sandy” *sigh* It was too little too late :(. Mike did show signs of being torn and having regrets, but that was soon replaced with hatred when even his own friends were turning against him… did not help that the others wanted him to forget about Sandy and make-up with Lucy. Like that was going to work :nope:.

In Back and Forth, Mike found out that Lucy nearly slept with Paulo and was rejected. That is why in December Mike said “Your dumb rebound… Doesn’t even love you.” Once again, Mike only knows about what he sees or hears… if he was a mind-reader then none of this would be happening. If he knew what was going through Paulo’s mind then he would know just how much Paulo actually loves Lucy. If Paulo ever tells Lucy that he loves her then that would poke a hole into Mike’s theory that no one loves Lucy… it is already a faulty theory because there is a fancharacter who’s main characteristic is that he loves Lucy and as I mention in one of my other posts, Mike was at one point in love with Lucy(Strange isn’t it? :smirk:).

When Paulo became Jasmine’s girlfriend, Lucy moved onto Augustus… in neither of these situation was Mike ever told what was being said. Also, I will say this again: Why would Mike ask Lucy when she hasn’t exactly been known to be honest?

Let’s skip forward to December, because I have been typing for too long and I need to go eat: Mike had a reason to be upset, his best friend who he has known for years has been treating him like a punching bag and using him for years… a few weeks or months of trying to be nice does not make it right. By this time Mike had bottled up enough resentment towards Lucy and it all needed to be released.

I am not saying that Lucy deserved that treatment… in fact I believe Mike is going to pay for what he said and did to Lucy(everything) one way or the other. The others will find out and when they do, Mike will regret what he did. Lucy is not a bad person, but from what Mike has seen and heard, there is no proof in his eyes that she is actually good. Unless, what I’m thinking about Mike noticing Lucy’s eyes is true… if so, then it is only a matter of time before Mike feels remorseful about being so harsh(or he could continue to not care D: ). I have been typing for an hour so my wrist is hurting. Bye.

supertails19 April 16, 2013, 6:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #243165

@supertail19
Finally! I been wanting to continue our discussion!
“if Lucy had told Mike how worried she was or that she had a mental breakdown, then maybe he wouldn’t have been so angry”supertails19
~~>http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c45/p1.html<~~ Is this what you were talking about? It looks like break down to me.


“In Back and Forth, Mike found out that Lucy nearly slept with Paulo and was rejected. That is why in December Mike said “Your dumb rebound… Doesn’t even love you.” Once again, Mike only knows about what he sees or hears… if he was a mind-reader then none of this would be happening”supertails19
Interesting. Paulo the guy with the hots for Lucy didn’t have sex with her? What the hell could Mike possibly be thinking? This has been Paulo’s dream and goal forever and he throws it way? Something isn’t adding up Mike. When Paulo said no to Lucy I laughed ‘Oh taeshi you are pulling my leg’ and I had to slap myself as I continued reading.


“When Paulo became Jasmine’s girlfriend, Lucy moved onto Augustus… in neither of these situation was Mike ever told what was being said. Also, I will say this again: Why would Mike ask Lucy when she hasn’t exactly been known to be honest?”-supertails19
Well she didn’t move to him, he seeked her and she stuck around. The guy tried to rape Daisy as far as the group knows. So why would Lucy be around a ‘rapist’? She was almost raped at 13, I think she would avoid them.


“Mike kept seeing Lucy at the worst possible time and since she doesn’t exactly have a history of being honest with him, why would he ever ask her why she was talking to whichever boy she was with? In Pick Me Up, Mike saw Lucy getting her behind grabbed by Paulo… yeah it would not take much for him to assume she moved on”-supertails19
She said she was sorry. Also Mike believes he in the only one who can comfort Lucy… Zach knows this as well.


“Mike did show signs of being torn and having regrets, but that was soon replaced with hatred when even his own friends were turning against him… did not help that the others wanted him to forget about Sandy and make-up with Lucy. Like that was going to work”-supertails19
Yes, they went way over board, but Mike missed the point completely! OR what the point should have been. He was rejected by Lucy and he knows that hurt, he is an emotionally strong person. Lucy isn’t, he should know from his personal experience she isn’t just going to get over him easily and it is going to hurt her very badly. AND Mike doesn’t want her to to get over him anyway. I don’t get it? Mike wants her gone, she looks for someone else that CAN love her. She leaves him and he gets ******? :question:


“Choose the girl that has loved him from the beginning”-supertails19
Mike and Lucy were becoming really good friends! it may only be one page, but I believe Lucy wasn’t mean anymore. When he saw Sandy he was like deer in the headlights. He didn’t never know her name and she replaced Lucy. Mike feels guilty that he abandoned her for Sandy, but doesn’t he ever bother to think she might be mean to him because he left… her only friend.
My 1st dog was my best friend, he was my little guardian angel, I grew up with and he died when I was almost 7. I felt abandoned to be honest. So I feel a little connection there with Lucy. It may be my dog and not another person, but I grew up with him being my only friend. I made friends later, but they can never fill the void…

“Mike had a reason to be upset, his best friend who he has known for years has been treating him like a punching bag and using him for years… a few weeks or months of trying to be nice does not make it right”-supertails19
No, but doing worse back isn’t either. At least she put in the effort to change. I just can’t believe that means nothing to him. I really do.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 16, 2013, 7:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #243176

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone

Yeah, I can and do understand. I said a few pages ago in my first comment here that I haven’t taken sides between the two, because both are idiots that need to chill out and talk it out. I can understand both sides, though, and have argued for both.

All I can really say is that a few months doesn’t erase years of abusive and clingy behavior. Yes, I realize she loves Mike and has tried to change, and that it’s extremely difficult for her to really open up with anyone…but the few changes she did make were small ones at best, and she certainly had no problem giving him **** verbally. If Mike noticed her changes at all, he probably felt they were half-hearted and selfish.

Grudges that have been built up for years and years are hard to dismiss. If Lucy wants to get back into Mike’s good graces, it’s gonna take a good while, and the opposite is true too. I don’t know whether Mike plans on apologizing any time soon, and wouldn’t be surprised if he doesn’t. He feels justified in his actions, and we all know how stubborn he can be once he sets his mind to something. So why should he apologize? Because he hurt someone that spent years tormenting him as a “friend”?

Ah whatever, I’m excited to see how it all plays out.

etyb April 16, 2013, 9:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #243180

@etyb
“he probably felt they were half-hearted and selfish”-etyb
You know I never thought of it that way. Regardless, I think he should have or should giver her another chance. But I do imagine if she fails, she break down right in front of Mike. Hell she might do something that make she think she failed and she might just break down in front him(I would love to see his reaction if that ever happens). That would speak volumes to me trying again and her breaking down, but hey what do I know about relationships? DIDDLY SQUAT!

@etyb and supertails19
You both mention(I think) that she never said she was sorry, well she did in the start of Volume II, Hell she even thanks him… and you notice(after that) Mike never gives her a chance to say she is sorry? I hope this gets your minds turning! :)
Oh by the way, I do enjoy discussing/arguing with you XD

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 16, 2013, 9:25 PM EST.

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@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: Sorry this took so long, but I needed to get some ice for my right hand. I answered them all in order… enjoy. http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c44/p15.html I should have said psychotic meltdown… not just a bunch of tears and yelling.

Mike doesn’t exactly know what happened between Lucy and Paulo, Mike just heard what Lucy said in Back and Forth when everyone was in the hallway: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c55/p30.html read the page after that to see Mike’s reaction… actually you probably don’t care and you probably shouldn’t… fine with me as long as I can quit typing after this post.

http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c64/p5.html I was talking about this page… Look at what Mike sees. He doesn’t know Augustus went to her first… just like he doesn’t know that back in Acapulco, Paulo walked over to Lucy. Did anyone other than Zachary say something to Mike about what went on with Lucy that day? In other words Mike is left clueless again. Also, Augustus mentioned near rape to Lucy and her first reaction was to spread her legs and lightly kick him: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c64/p3.html uhh, and she decided to keep talking to him and at one point even tried to follow him to his neighborhood http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c66/p4.html Augustus was mean about it, but it was necessary to make sure she didn’t follow. Lucy doesn’t seem too concerned about rape because she thinks she could handle taking down Augustus if she has to. Has Augustus given Lucy a reason to knock him out? Maybe if you count being a good listener and talking some sense into her when she needs it. Just read chapters 63… part of it, 64, 66, 68… library part, and 73 for more of Augustus being there for Lucy in his own way. If Augustus wanted to do anything with Lucy he would have done so… I don’t think he would want to sleep with her and risk becoming her rebound. Unless Augustus is into girls that he views as mentally unstable. Kind of sad though… Augustus needs somebody and so does Lucy.

So saying sorry makes Paulo grabbing Lucy’s behind alright… what kind of world are you living in, because I think Paulo would love it… well up until Paulo touches Flower Girl, then he’ll regret it. Also, Mike believes a lot of things… not all of them are true, but he is a major influence in Lucy’s life and it will become difficult for Lucy to believe anyone else… it is possible though. as for Zach… if manages to show up in Roseville, then Mike better hope Zach doesn’t start talking because the others might put the pieces together.

Mike was rejected by Lucy and there was nobody around who cared, but when he rejects Lucy… he is called an idiot even though he has a girlfriend already. Also, I think the point is that Mike got his feelings ignored and pushed aside by his friends and by Lucy… he doesn’t want to deal with that anymore. :nope: Unfortunately, he sees Lucy with a shady character or hears that she tried to sleep with a “manwhore” and can’t help but think she is pathetic… are you mistaking that for jealousy? Maybe with Paulo in some cases, but I don’t really think that is the case.

… Sorry to hear about your dog…I lost an uncle when I was younger. We used to always play by this tree when he was still around, I’d try and climb it and he would be there to catch me if I fell. I miss him and I know he is in a better place, but that does not make it better ;_; … with Mike and Lucy, the word I would like you to notice is ‘anymore’ Lucy stopped being mean to Mike, but that did not erase the times she had been mean to him… Sandy still has her niceness streak. About Mike loving Sandy for her money and her looks… umm, I think you meant to say it was love at first sight for Mike. Maybe it was because the idea of a pretty nice girl seemed appealing to him… wait are we really trying to figure out the thought process of a third grader o.o… okay then moving on.

It probably would have meant something… back before he decided that Lucy is not worth his time. I don’t know how to feel about this… Lucy is trying to change, but she is also changing who she is. Is it a good thing or a bad thing? Lucy is becoming nicer to others now, but the price is her own happiness which is sad because she shouldn’t have been put in this situation in the first place.

On a random and irrelevant point: Hurray for ice… it really helps. Numb the pain away 8-D.

Edit: Looks like I took too long… whoops D:.

supertails19 April 16, 2013, 9:56 PM EST.

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@supertails19
“so saying sorry makes Paulo grabbing Lucy’s behind alright”-supertails19
She was lose in the moment or probably didn’t care, as long as someone is there for her.
She said it about fighting with him.

Of course Mike doesn’t know what is going on. I would love it if he did.

Yeah about Augustus… it is sad someone like him is being a better friend than Mike or Paulo for that matter.

“Mike was rejected by Lucy and there was nobody around who cared, but when he rejects Lucy… he is called an idiot even though he has a girlfriend already. Also, I think the point is that Mike got his feelings ignored and pushed aside by his friends and by Lucy… he doesn’t want to deal with that anymore”-supertails19
His ‘friends ****ed’ we can agree on that right?
Lucy didn’t ignore his feelings! She was just upset that Mike didn’t seem to care. He could at least be a friend to her.

” Unfortunately, he sees Lucy with a shady character or hears that she tried to sleep with a “manwhore” and can’t help but think she is pathetic… are you mistaking that for jealousy? Maybe with Paulo in some cases, but I don’t really think that is the case.”-supertails19
Why does he care then? Simply why does he care? She is out of his hair… why does he care what she does?
I wonder who thinks Lucy is more pathetic? Mike or Lucy?

“Lucy stopped being mean to Mike, but that did not erase the times she had been mean to him… Sandy still has her niceness streak”-supertails19
I brought this up with etyb, why does he give her another chance? What he got to lose?

“I don’t know how to feel about this… Lucy is trying to change, but she is also changing who she is. Is it a good thing or a bad thing? Lucy is becoming nicer to others now, but the price is her own happiness which is sad because she shouldn’t have been put in this situation in the first place. “-supertails19
I don’t know about you, but I am scared! If she keeps it up there may not be a Lucy, but a hollow and empty “YES WOMAN” :(

And it wasn’t too long for me :)

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 17, 2013, 12:26 AM EST.

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Sue.
Had ANYONE noticed, that’s why she put them for the lead roles.
I am sincerely proud of you Sue. Good job~
u w u ~

TurtleNeck April 17, 2013, 5:06 PM EST.

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If you ask me, Mike looks really scared in that first panel. Either that or surprised. Also, that last panel is breaking my heart, because to me Lucy’s eyes are saying ‘Please don’t break my heart again’. Can you say depressing?

Sarathewise June 16, 2013, 4:21 PM EST.

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