74. Curtain Call, page posted 5/1/13

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Comment ID #244443

Heh, how’s this going to play out? Not good, I can imagine. I just hope Mike can patch things up quickly. However, knowing Taeshi and this comic in general, it ain’t happening. Either way, something big’s about to go down. In the next chapter, of course, and after a bunch of guest comics or filler, because Taeshi loves cliffhangers. The longer the wait, the better.

@ Moonpig
NOT CHRIS!

Nikita May 1, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #244444

Closed the door. Time to make out!

Titanium Dragon May 1, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #244445

Cool!

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone:
I am still right. —“2 * 0 = 0”

Henry Wang May 1, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #244446

MAKE UP! BE FRIENDS OR IM GONNA PUNCH A BABY

Moonpig May 1, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #244447

And then Paulo busts in.

“OH HAI GUYS WHAT’S GOIN’ ON?!”

etyb May 1, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #244448

Wow… Mike wow. My respect is back. And that is all that needs to be said.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 1, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #244449

hello

cat mage of space May 1, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #244450

Oh man Mike looks so Asian in that second to last panel there

In other words,
Theyre locked in a room alone together.
With Mike apologizing
and Lucy has nowhere to run by the looks of it.
so she’ll have to hear him out
maybe this is the part I’ve been waiting for, the part where they become friends again.

Wow that sounded corny but still. Cfcfyfhgfhtffhtdtewrtufnufh

shaaa May 1, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #244451

Mike… you’re a litttttle late on the whole “apology” thing.

Derkerter May 1, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #244452

Oh NOW you admit that.

Jeez Mike, was it the look in her eyes these days? Or was it the way she smiled and ACTED in the play?

Well, judging by the no-face on Lucy it will either not matter much, she’ll burst into tears and yell about it being too late.

Or maybe they’re friendship will be put back together and normal for once. Until he finds about Paulo of course.

CheshireGames May 1, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #244453

Omg you guys, drama bomb!

Yana May 1, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #244454

@Moonpig that seems a tad bit extreme doesn’t it?

SkyyKirby44 May 1, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #244455

Now kiss and have those beautiful children from the baby quiz… ;_; please?

Stripedblur May 1, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #244456

Oh here we goooooo

There’s only ONE page left in the chapter so the next one should be interesting. In some way or other.

Ket May 1, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #244457

when someone drags you into a room, scream for a grown up.

sen May 1, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #244458

Only one page left?

WTF is going to happen? D:

A.Mah May 1, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #244459

Is time mike, just do it

eagle May 1, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #244460

One page left, I’m officially at the edge of my seat :unsure:

Sandvich May 1, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #244461

You Don’t say Mike.

Ash May 1, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #244462

Huh…either Lucy is going to cut him off before he can do anything more, or this is going to bleed over into the next chapter. Either way, really liking this so far…although I can’t imagine this going very well, honestly. I hope it does, but…yeah. Just nervous to see how they both handle this. :unsure:

Oceanus92 May 1, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #244463

SoooOO YOU LITTLE **** YOU THINK SAYING SORRY NOOW MAKES IT ALL OK? CANT WAIT FOR PAULO TO FIND OUT WHAT YOU DID. *breathes deeply* ok sorry i just really dont like mike anynore, and even though i think lucy deserves an apology, i dont think he deserves to talk to her anymore. Lets see how this plays out.

ashtheghost May 1, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #244464

Only one page left, so he’s defo gonna get cut off. In a way he deserves it, a simple apology won’t do.

Hicks May 1, 2013, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #244465

DON’T YOU SAY !! RLY?

Gea May 1, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #244466

Drrrrrrrrrama bomb!

Gabria93 May 1, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #244467

Aw man. I can feel the storm clouds

Knuc May 1, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #244468

Oh my, Mike is apologizing. Interesting :/

Frodomann1 May 1, 2013, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #244469

Im Batman

Batman May 1, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #244470

omg I can’t!
the suspense its too much! D:
i love it though! :D

vivitv24 May 1, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #244471

Only 1 page remains and this one just yells at me something isn’t gonna go right. Sums up me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Drkh0YLF8rI

If she does accept his apology so soon it would feel anticlimactic but there is a huge chance it won’t happen so soon.

Blaze33405 May 1, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #244472

“I Didn’t ‘Need’ to yell at you like that?” Okay, that still doesn’t sound like an apology or any real attempt to make amends. It just sounds like Mike’s about to go into some attempt at just making himself feel less guilty about being a psyche crushing jerk.

Maybe I’m being too psychoanalytical but perhaps if he had started with “I shouldn’t have yelled,” “I’m sorry I yelled,” or the obvious, “I didn’t ‘Mean’ to yell,” it would have sounded more like an actual attempt to reconcile with Lucy, but now…No, it’s just a means of not feeling guilty and doing the bare minimum of what Sandy asked of him.

But perhaps he’s just an awkward high-schooler with no idea how his exact choice of words are going to just totally screw up the entire attempt at making amends.

BetaMonkey May 1, 2013, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #244473

ARRRGHH!!! The wait! The god-awful wait!!!
You know I didn’t even realize that I actually missed a page from last update, so I got to read TWO pages! 8-D

Thatoneguy May 1, 2013, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #244474

Its time for Super Paulo to save the day!

Back to being serious, I don’t think things are going to go smoothly in the next page with these two “love birds”, but Taeshi has always surprised us with a unexpected plot twist so I have no opinion on the matter other that I hope Mike gets what he deserves before the chapter ends.

KitKatMuffin May 1, 2013, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #244475

Nooooooo. You think?

Also sure, let’s forcefully grab her hand or some part of her arm. And bring her into an isolated room. And slam a door for good measure.

Cause those all worked so well the last time!

… Oh well, you’re at least trying to apologize, so I’m rooting for you, Mike. Don’t mess it up.

Skygaze May 1, 2013, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #244476

And here is where the **** storm begins

Order_66 May 1, 2013, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #244477

C’mon, Lucy. Please don’t have an outrage, he’s only apologizing. You, in fact, she be be apologizing too.
I’m loving the suspense Taeshi ;u;

Linkification May 1, 2013, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #244478

What a dick. With one page left, she’s probably just going to bluntly tell him whatever event’s about to transpire (probably her leaving) and walk out to let him do whatever about it. It makes sense that she’d tell him, especially while angry. It’d be too hard to tell those that are actually nice to her at this point. Or she’ll punch him in the face, which I’d be perfectly fine with. He does, of course, need to apologize, but I think he’s expecting it to be all better afterwards, and forgiveness doesn’t come just like that from so huge a perceived betrayal.

Hazel May 1, 2013, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #244479

You think **** was about to go down, but since we have one page in this chapter, its going to be a short conversation

lov/hate/hurt May 1, 2013, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #244480

You didn’t need to? That’s all you can say?! You were an *******, Mike, and all you can say is that you didn’t have to be. Wow. Mad Lucy

Patrick May 1, 2013, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #244481

APOLOGIZE NOW OR I’M GONNA SPILL THIS HOT KOOL-AID ALL OVER THE FLOOR AND BLAME IT ON YOU!!!!

Julia KaNeko May 1, 2013, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #244482

Holy **** he’s actualy appoligising. I think he’s dead to her though. I don’t get the diolog. “i didn’t need to you at u” U mean u didn’t mean to yell at u? Or maby he mean what he said, we all know u didn’t need to yah douche

JustSomeCritic May 1, 2013, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #244483

She’s gonna be like, ‘yes you did need to yell at me. It helped me realize that I dont need you and I have Paulo.’

Yxela007 May 1, 2013, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #244484

Let’s not jump to conclusions, guys. Mike might not actually be apologizing whole-heartedly. I mean, his first sentence is “I didn’t need to yell at you”—for all we know, he might not be sorry about the things he said at all. I mean, he could also be apologizing whole-heartedly too, but I wouldn’t jump to either conclusion. This is Mike we’re talking about.

Some Guy May 1, 2013, 12:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #244485

Well Mike is starting on his apology and Lucy does not care anymore. Hey, if we are lucky we will get to see Lucy yell at Mike before she walks away.

supertails19 May 1, 2013, 12:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #244486

It doesn’t look like she wants to hear it, Mike. Or at least, she appears to think it won’t matter anymore. I mean, by the sounds of it, it sounds like Lucy is leaving.

DarkCrystal828 May 1, 2013, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #244487

One more thing: It will realy make my day if this ends with her decking him as hard as she can in the face

JustSomeCritic May 1, 2013, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #244488

I kind of want her to slap him, in mid apology, and glare him down, then leave with Paulo, who’s waiting for her.

That or interrupt him with a big fat bird and a solid ‘I don’t care, gtfo.’

At this point, I don’t think Lucy’s willing to listen to an apology, and it might still be too fresh of a wound to even go back to it. He hurt her bad, and at this point the form of an apology he’s going with atm is just salt in the wounds, followed by alcohol immediately after. She’ll see right through him, and even if it’s a sincere apology on his end, it’s coming from a false place.

Purple Haze May 1, 2013, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #244489

I hope Lucy rips him a new one.

Chompy May 1, 2013, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #244490

No Mike, just no. Go home, you’re dumb. Just let Lucy forget about you and move on.

Sanitarium May 1, 2013, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #244491

WOAHHHH.
Mike pulled a maturity move!
….. I’m actually almost proud…. //.-overly dramatic sniff and single tear wipe-

fffffu May 1, 2013, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #244492

ahem, if I may… no **** sherlock

SimonD May 1, 2013, 12:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #244493

One page more

Noctune May 1, 2013, 12:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #244494

Rape.

MECHEN DER KRIEGTÖRTILLEM May 1, 2013, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #244495

I hope she brushes him off and says “Sorry, I don’t have time to talk. I’m going to go be with someone I should have been with a long time ago.” then leave with Paulo, and in that moment the shine comes back in her eyes when she opens the door and see’s him. :)

Eeyup May 1, 2013, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #244496

…what…What?… WHAT!? YOU…. YOU!!! GAH!!! HOW DARE YOU, MIKE!! i mean… you can’t just… after all that you… … god damn it… well i hope this comes to bite you in the *** for what you said earlier… NO REDEMPTION FOR YOU!!!

Necrozuka May 1, 2013, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #244497

I think thats going to be the end of it. He apologizes and leaves her alone in the room.

OR…

Lucy says “Goodbye Mike” and leaves… or Just walks out without speaking…. for him to wonder what she means by it…

Then next chapter, she isn’t in school anymore because she’s transferred.

Exodustrial May 1, 2013, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #244498

This ought to be juicy!… sorry I was channeling Knockout from TFP… great line from him =P

Anyway, been a long time coming for an apology… I have a feeling that he’s going to end up with Lucy just dismissing it in a “Pfft, whatever,” or full out rejection of his apology… either way, this is going to be interesting.

Glassman May 1, 2013, 12:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #244499

I feel this chapter needs more pages to see what happens here, but whether this conversation will actually start on the next chapter, or Taeshi came up with a plot-twisted end to this chapter, I’m anxious for Thursday night to come up soon.

Dudeler May 1, 2013, 12:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #244500

@Batman
I’m better than you are.

Iron Man May 1, 2013, 12:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #244501

All I can say is that I am loving Lucy’s hair growing longer! DEM BANGS :love:

nostalgicmitten May 1, 2013, 12:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #244502

I wonder what’s going to happen! But there’s only one page left. booh hoo hoo

Box May 1, 2013, 12:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #244503

A lot of people are hoping Paulo will walk in to save the day (me included), but I can’t see that happening. I can picture Paulo walking in the middle of the convo, with THESE posible scenarios:

1.) Paulo overhears Mike’s “I hate you, Lucy-parasite” talk with Lucy from December, will be ****** and marches in to kick Mike’s butt (if that happens, I think THIS is what will cue the rift in the group).

2.) Paulo excuses himself and goes backstage to look for Lucy, completely oblivious to the atmosphere between Mike and Lucy, and barges into Lucy’s dressing room (or knocks). He’d be surprised to see Mike there, but not too much, as he sort of expects it.

3.) Paulo sneaks away backstage, sees Mike dragging Lucy to her dressing room, and follows. Then cue to #2, or #1. OR just listens to bits an pieces of their combo. Begins to have suspicions (Oh, GOD, PLEASE…), since there’s the chance he’d be confused in some parts and would NOT understand what the heck happened.

I kinda feel bad for Paulo in all this.

I also suspect that Agustus had a part in Lucy’s attitude, because she would have had to come down and seen him at SOME point during their New Year’s at-the-top-of-the-building episode. AND I think MAYBE she would drop it when she’s alone with Mike, because… let’s face it, what would be the point of putting a show around him? She’ll probably just stick to being as distant as she’s been in the previous pages (unless other are near, but the smile wouldn’t be AT him)….. And I think that’ll probably extend to Paulo, judging by her “let’s make out” proposition…. Yikes, poor Paulo :( …..

“I didn’t need to yell at you like that”…………….. Oh Mike, just… just walk away :/ . I suspect you’ll mention what Sandy wanted you to do, and that’s a BAAAAD idea….. D:

Subaru May 1, 2013, 12:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #244504

Hmm the curtain call came and went but I am still expecting a metaphorical one to happen as well. Trying to be optimistic about them being friends again and all but even in the best case scenario I see Lucy bowing out.

Alfador May 1, 2013, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #244505

Hey! Racheal got flowers :question: Was she in the play????

JustSomeCritic May 1, 2013, 1:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #244506

omgomgomgomg
MIKKKKKKKE!

Rue May 1, 2013, 1:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #244507

I pray they will make out in the last one.

TheSonicSegaNerd May 1, 2013, 1:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #244508

I don’t imagine she would yell or hit him. For one, where was that gotten her? For two, she probably doesn’t care.
When Paulo was talking to her. Her eyes didn’t light back up. Why would she go back Paulo? Better question why would she make-out with him? She offer to have sex and he refused! Why would she give into his sexual desires, such as making out, like with Mike(except with abuse) where has it gotten her?

I don’t know guys. Mike looks like he is pretty sorry, those eyes… say ‘I am sorry’
In Panel 6 Lucy look surprised. She might actually listen to him. Why? Paulo seemed to miss her… maybe Mike might… Anyway I think she will listen to him well in the previous panels all she heard was “wait up”. Mike pulled her into a room to take to her… “I didn’t need to yell at you like that”. Lucy has all the right to walk out over there and not even care, but I have this feeling— you can call it hope— that she will stay and listen to him.

Maybe after listening she will heard it all but it will be meaningless, then Mike might just kiss her.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 1, 2013, 1:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #244509

I think Mike just won the “Understatement of the Year” award :smirk:

BrusselSprouts May 1, 2013, 1:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #244510

Well, looks like the unforgiving generic funkfaces commenting around here about how Mike is such a dutchbag won’t last for long if it continues like this. In brighter news, maybe Mike can have both Sandy and Lucy, especially since Mike isn’t getting much action from Sandy, as is apparent. What a glorious page :D

paulosawesome May 1, 2013, 1:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #244511

I can’t see this being what makes them go “back” to friends. I’m not even sure that “back” is even appropriate for them.

What they had in the past was *not* healthy. Lucy used Mike as an emotional crutch for years, wearing him down mentally while simultaneously she repeatedly physically abused him. Mike emotionally abandoned Lucy in a big way no less than twice, knowing full well her already fragile emotional state, before ending it altogether by trying to deprive her of friends.

Don’t get me wrong. I understand to some degree where both of them are coming from, and from their perspectives, it makes a warped kind of sense.

Mike, feeling abused for years by Lucy’s physical attacks, is bound to be worn down and lash out eventually. When his relatively gentler way of dealing with it failed to stop it (ignoring her unless he had to work with her), he reacted in a very nasty way. His feeling abused by her (and his apparent expectation that she’ll continue to do so if they continue to associate) would also explain his paranoia regarding Lucy.

Lucy, on the other hand, found in Mike the one person who was willing to be her friend, when all others rejected her. Since others repeatedly rejected her when she was more open about herself, she became increasingly guarded and defensive, explaining her violent tendencies. When Mike came back to her after abandoning her once for Sandy, Lucy became much more protective of her one friendship. This explains her clinging to Mike and her failing to notice other people befriending her.

They are both bullies and the bullied. Until they fully resolve all of this, any interaction between them will continue the cycle of mental, emotional, and physical abuse.

Chronos May 1, 2013, 1:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #244512

Mike has always been a bland character in my opinion…I dunno I don’t dislike him even though he handled it badly. I just like when he’s not in the comic lol.

Chazz May 1, 2013, 1:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #244513

@Chazz
LOL he is one of the main characters XD

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 1, 2013, 1:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #244514

Oh, here we go. I wonder if she’s just going to tell him to eff off. :/

Follarch May 1, 2013, 1:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #244515

See, Mike is just as full of knots as Lucy, except he likes to try and hide his (does a very bad job of it, by the way).
He has been feeling guilt for yelling at Lucy on that night, especially when she was just trying to be friendly and play those video games with him. (Panel 8 shows he feels remorse and panel 9 pretty much voices his remorse).
It was a good thing that Lucy started to get cold with Mike, as in not wanting him or showing pain when around him, but actually showing true resentment and desire for separation towards him.
Mike felt guilt, but he tried to put himself on the high ground by taking Lucy’s sign of misery as a misery she deserved. When Lucy tried to get close, he’d once again try to put himself on the high ground by ignoring her.
However, when Lucy showed a lack of empathy and genuine annoyance towards him, it trigged the guilt he was trying to hide.
Mike’s infatuation with Sandy, as real or fake is it might be, also seemed to serve as a crutch for him or a diversion from the night he pretty much shouted down Lucy like a raging drunk. It’s obvious Mike is just as hot for Lucy as she is for him, but somewhere along the line that attraction turned into swords that have been clashing ever since.
Also, Mike, if you’re going to hide that which makes you doubtful and weak, don’t let it get you emotional. It’s obvious by your sunny disposition that turns as stark as a wasteland whenever Lucy shows up that you have problems. You’re just as emotional, Mike, as you zing for extreme happiness to a flat out serious demeanor; get help.
What really gets me here is that instead of turning on each other to protect themselves, they could’ve been building upon each other and strengthening the relationship between them. However that’s assuming everything is made out of rainbows and everything in the movies are true; actual, real human life is a lot less magical, idealistic, and simple. In fact, most times it can be flat out difficult and frustrating. Now, learning how to handle these things, that’s where the magic is.
With only one page left, I am guessing that either Lucy will say “Take me, you fool!” or in the more likely case, she’ll effectively just flip him off and it’ll be Mike’s turn to cry.

Blank On Purpose May 1, 2013, 2:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #244516

i bet if someone saw mike grab lucys hand and slam the door into the change room they had some…. interesting ideas of what there doin in there XD

paula May 1, 2013, 2:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #244517

I would be willing to commend Mike a lot more for being so straightforward with an attempt to apologize if a) it hadn’t been instigated by Sandy b) he didn’t only become genuine about it after he got all soppy about Lucy’s ACTING. If he doesn’t care for her the way she actually is he doesn’t deserve her friendship. I don’t want her to retaliate violently because he is being mature about it, but I do hope she gives him the cold shoulder.

Lumi May 1, 2013, 2:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #244518

A) she’s too far gone to care and either lets him finish or cuts him off and drops some nagasaki level bomb on his (kinda) whimpy apology, then leaves him there.
B) she gets emotional and paulo walks by and either hears something out of context and gets all ;-; or gets all ” PAULO SMASH” on mike. Hilarity/gut wrenching drama ensues.
C) mike does something he shouldn’t do, she goes with it, paulo gets mad or sad and is heart broken.
D) im completely wrong and im just crazy impatient.

We shall see what transpires.

shmidny May 1, 2013, 2:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #244519

You basically mind **** her blow her off for like a month or so and theeen you want to apologize……..THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU Furious Abbey Furious Abbey

kold kagura May 1, 2013, 2:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #244520

Call it nothing but intuition, but I predict that Lucy’s reaction will be negative in nature.

I doubt she’ll forgive him that easily or accept this apology.

I don’t think she’ll be confrontational about it either. More along the lines of “You finished?” and then walking away.

RandomPhrases May 1, 2013, 3:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #244521

There are four different possible result:
#1
Lucy makes a fool of Mike, just like what she did to Paulo.
#2
Lucy shows her opinion, leaves a suspense.
#3
The last page is for Paulo and Jasmine.
#4
What supertails19 said.

To #1, Mike may have two different types of responses:
#1.1
Mike wear his traditional emotion again. —Be very confused and helpless, and mixed with a bit of sadness or fear. Like what he did in the old days.
#1.2
Lucy’s trick doesn’t work. But Mike is still confused. —or, not totally confused.

To #3:
…I can only say “Like farther, like son”…

Henry Wang May 1, 2013, 3:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #244522

Panels 6, 7 and 8: Oh Mike yer so BAD A$$ 8-)

Mimimi May 1, 2013, 3:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #244523

Oh COME ON! He is so strategically placed by the door, all it takes is for Paulo to slam the door open whit one of his trademark grins and a ,,Hey babe!” 8-) to knock the **** out of that selfish psychopathic little ******* :P :P :P :P

B-Dawg May 1, 2013, 3:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #244524

NO MIKE YOU ****ING DIDN’T NEED TO. GLAD THAT’S JUST OCCURRING TO YOU NOW Furious Abbey

Fyre May 1, 2013, 3:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #244525

Lucy… LUCY. STAB HIM. STAB HIM WITH THAT KNIFE, I KNOW YOU HAVE ONE… :D :D

Er, I mean… perspective! I see it has improved, but I can’t blame you for still having trouble with it because drawing bipedal cats from a bird’s eye view is hard enough.

I was also thinking the last panel could be a bigger shot so we could see the emptiness/seriousness of the room… if that makes sense.



…I really want to see Lucy knife him… :3

Just-A-Lurker May 1, 2013, 3:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #244527

Huh okay, so what else is there new on the site for me to..WHAAAAAAAAA???!!!!!

DeathofInk May 1, 2013, 3:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #244528

Am I the only one who noticed he said “need” instead of “mean”? was that a typo or am I just reading it wrong? :question:

keirei May 1, 2013, 3:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #244529

I just wonder how completely sincere Mike is being… does he fully understand the damage he’s done? I really don’t think so, not 100%. He might be getting there, but it could take Lucy dismissing whatever he’s trying to say now with a brush-off “whatever” for him to realize that this will not be fixed with one apology. I just want him to genuinely apologize, not for Sandy, but for Lucy and himself. I want this to be honestly IMPORTANT to HIM. And a dead-eyed reaction just might trigger that.

How ironic that HE was threatening to leave the group, when it’s easy to speculate that LUCY might be the one leaving for a while…?

Fantastic as always, Taeshi! I look forward to Friday’s update with great anticipation!

Ryuko May 1, 2013, 4:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #244530

It’s about time!! I really hope mLucy will be okay after this :)

iti May 1, 2013, 4:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #244531

Btw…. That dress is soooooooooooooooooooooooooo CUTE!!!! :D I WANT IT!

iti May 1, 2013, 4:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #244532

All right… He’ll either fully apologize or get through a portion of it and she’ll react negatively. ‘Cause kids, amirite?

MOAR DRAH-MAH.

Gryph May 1, 2013, 4:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #244533

Yes!! Mike apologize, good for you to take some serious initiative. Now speak your mind!

@Ryuko
completely agree with you it must be genuine. But it is only too likely that this will be a healing process for Lucy that will take time. Also, it might be a process she doesn’t want to go through

foreveryoung5 May 1, 2013, 4:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #244534

Lucy’s moving to a different town. Thats my prediction

Leo-Inu May 1, 2013, 4:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #244535

You know what I hope? I hope he fails to patch things up, she walks out never to speak to him again. Begins a new life with Paulo, sweet caring loving Paulo. The two have there happily ever after and Mike has his with Sandy. End story.

Sammy May 1, 2013, 4:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #244536

Trying to keep up with your promise to Sandy, are you? Bu t you can’t unsay what you said. Just go die in a fire dear Michael! :-*

Cavara May 1, 2013, 4:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #244537

Mike’s emotion is serious…
Of course, Mike keeps his promise to Sandy, so new relationship is not available.
Actually, Mike has a lot to tell Lucy. He just does not know where to start.
Lucy seems to be really active in this chapter.

Henry Wang May 1, 2013, 4:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #244538

Well an aggressive apology still counts right? :unsure:

Anon-Anon May 1, 2013, 5:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #244539

I really like Mike’s expression in the second last panel! :D However, his hand looks a little odd.

The plot’s nice, though. Keep up the good job!

Some May 1, 2013, 5:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #244540

“Need” eh? Technically speaking, thats correct. Yet the truth is that it was completely uncalled for, scene one, having fun amd nothing is wrong, no confrontation or anything, next scene, after the text is recieved, she says she is happy that he is happy, and he straight out murders her emotionaly. Yeah you really didint “need” to, but the true question is did you “MEAN” to, since your .expressing recent for.doing something uncalled for, but not forsomething that you dint mean I will assume that you meant to mike, and therefore, your appology isnt pure

Ren May 1, 2013, 5:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #244541

Mike is going to apologize now. Everybody, the great moment is happening 8-D

rilakkumalover May 1, 2013, 5:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #244542

Considering the fact that there is only one page left until the Chapter ends, is it even likely that anything will come from it? I think that if there’s an apology scene, it should at least be a few pages long or so. A one and a half page apology just wouldn’t feel sincere enough.

Bluecapain May 1, 2013, 6:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #244543

Oh nose D: now let’s see this argument unfold

Midstrike May 1, 2013, 6:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #244544

Um, who are those flowers for? :3
Probably jess for helping with the casting and what not, BUT LET ME PRETEND THEY ARE FOR LUCY FROM JESSSSSSSS
;-;

thundercheif May 1, 2013, 6:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #244545

Lucy! Lock the door! You can kill him now :D

I have no idea May 1, 2013, 6:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #244546

I actually disagree with many of you saying Mike will want to be friends right then and there. Sure he might want that, and I might be wrong, but he might do something else. Mike might apologize, ask for forgiveness, and tell her to tell him if she wants to be friends RATHER than asking to be friends right away. As I said, I might be wrong, but that’s all up to the next page.

Sono May 1, 2013, 6:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #244547

TROLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
(by the way, this is spam)

TROLL May 1, 2013, 6:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #244548

I’m glad mike is apologizing. Wheather his motives were good or not, I’m glad.

DekuMarth May 1, 2013, 6:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #244549

i have a wild hope that things can turn out okay in the last page but i know it may not. even so i always seem to cling onto hope.

i don't know May 1, 2013, 6:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #244550

Why is everybody saying such mean things about mike? Yes, what he said to Lucy was super uncalled for. It was really mean. Even so, he’s realized that he was wrong and he’s taking a very big step to make it better. I think that he has learned his lesson.

DekuMarth May 1, 2013, 7:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #244551

An apology? :D

honeybee May 1, 2013, 7:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #244552

panel six SHIPPER ALERT
Also I hope they can patch things up. :c

Joey May 1, 2013, 7:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #244553

GAAAAAAAAASP! AN APOLOGY! :love:

Foxiepox May 1, 2013, 7:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #244554

Everyone who keeps hating on Mike and not wanting things to work out, needs to remember that 1. There’s still one more page left and 2. If you still feel THAT angry at Mike…..Well, it speaks for itself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIFj2z4BWqA

SkyyKirby44 May 1, 2013, 7:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #244555

He didnt need to yell at her LIKE THAT.

Lucy still needed a wake up call, and I’m glad he noticed that he went too far.

Jinx May 1, 2013, 7:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #244556

He just can’t make up his mind, can he?

Chinatsu May 1, 2013, 7:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #244557

And that’s the reason why Lucy is so screwed up. When Sandy is involved he’s ignores or hates Lucy, when she’s gone he wants to be Lucy’s friend and it constantly jerks Lucy around.

Mike’s an instagator.

OmegaB May 1, 2013, 7:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #244558

GODDAMMIT MIKE.
why u do dis???????
never put her through that again,
and she was healing so well too…

Pshyzo May 1, 2013, 8:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #244559

Aww! I kinda wanted to see Paulo freak out at Mike because of what he did… D=

Bioniclema90 May 1, 2013, 8:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #244560

Better late than never. Mike should stay like this towards Lucy, even when Sandy gets involved, for her good. …hey, speaking of which, is Lucy up for this? She doesn’t look like she’s in a talking mood.. :question:

Prius May 1, 2013, 8:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #244561

“You’re happiness counts too, a sandy made realise that”. First sandy makes him “realise” he hates her, now she makes him realize he shouldn’t hate her. Lucy would pick on this fact. Sandy’s the best puppeteer.

Meow May 1, 2013, 8:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #244562

Mike…. like Paulo said when they found out he turned Lucy down U SCREWED UP!!!! SHE ISNT GONNA FORGIVE YOU! or if I was her I sure as hell wouldn’t I just hope Lucy can handle your stupidity

blehblehbleh! May 1, 2013, 9:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #244563

I want the last page to be a large picture of Dave with two action figures saying “and then they kissed!” then makes them kiss, then have Lucy and Mike embarrassingly punch Dave in the face at once. Then have Lucy and Mike embarrassingly look at each other, and Lucy has soul filled eyes again :3 :p lol

Kleitos May 1, 2013, 9:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #244564

Well, I’m glad that Mike is trying to apologize to Lucy. Lucy seems to be putting distance from Mike to avoid the bad drama of “December.” Still we can see that Mike is starting regret his actions. He has seen the error of his ways.

Keyblade Dragon May 1, 2013, 9:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #244565

Yes. Good.
I was hoping he would realize he was a being a grade-A ballsack because of the way he told her off. Hopefully they can both change for the better.

70lemons May 1, 2013, 9:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #244566

I really want Lucy to give him a deadpan expression after his apology, then say, ‘I’m moving to Rickter. Ill say hi to Sandy for you.’ Then smile bitterly and walk out. Then her and Sandy meet and become friends! (Hahaha… More Sandy plz)

Moonshine May 1, 2013, 10:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #244567

You didn’t need to yell at her? Really Mike? No ****, thank you

Mr. Blue May 1, 2013, 10:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #244568

@70lemons
@Mr. Blue
Well said. I’ve been waiting for some kind of apology from Mike for a long time. He was being a dick.

Rylan May 1, 2013, 11:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #244569

Ok Mike. Your are treading on a VERY fine line. If you play your cards right this could go really well. He should start by… OK let’s start with ‘I am sorry’. Then from there go about ‘friends’ but be careful how you go about it. Ummm attack her insecurities in a POSITIVE way! What I mean by that is rather say that she isn’t alone and people actually like her… then come on admit to her and all the readers what we all know ;) Because who has really stuck with you? Mike you need to start by listening to your heart! **** you brain, you followed your heart until Sandy straggled it forcing you to love with you brain. Mike if you can’t admit to yourself that you love Lucy, then just leave. You need to apologize to yourself for lying to yourself before you go about trying to fix mess in front of you!

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 1, 2013, 11:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #244570

okay….
Mike, it doesn’t really matter what you are or what you are trying to be to lucy , but even like a person, you are doing it wrong
1. She’s hurt, and she needs time alone, with those that REALLY want the best for her, she needs to heal, and right now ur just pushing her once again
2. you’re really suceptible about what people say to you, I think that u developed a romance for Lucy when child because that was what people said about you two, then you developed your romance with sandy because that was what lucy said about her, and then you yelled to lucy because of sandy and now ur trying to apologize for the same reason: Sandy. until u get ur head clear and a pair of balls, please just GTFO
3. You said you hated her, now you are saying “I didn’t need to yell at you”, but you haven’t even said that you don’t hate her… you can’t just play around with the feelings of someone that loved you, if you truly HATE her, then just leave her alone, go find sandy and have babies or something, let her heal, let her REALIZE that she don’t really need you! and if you don’t hate her … then you shouldn’t have said so, kid! if you really want things to work out, then make them work out properly, let her have some peace then slowly, quietly, properly, say that you are really sorry, but don’t be as brutal as before, don’t mix any emotions, just say so..and then dissepear for the everloving ****s sake

now, Lucy, sweetheart:
1. Paulo does feel something for you, something clear, something honest, something beautiful, you kind of mixed stuff with him before…if you could give him a chance…and look into his pure feelings, then you could realize that he does care about you, that he does love you, that he want you to be really happy, and you two could have a true love, filled with respect and aceptance.
2. Mike’s an idiot, but he is just trying to say he’s sorry…maybe not in the most accurate way, but he’s trying… I’m not saying that you need to acept the apologies, just try not to feel bad the next time you see him, anyway if you choose to punch him in the face, I’m with you .

and, Mike, if you start playing victim ….forget about having children

Gea May 1, 2013, 11:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #244571

I actually like that Mike said he didn’t “need” to yell at Lucy rather than “mean” to. It would be a lie if he had said “mean”, because he did intend to do it at the time, and showed no regret for his actions until, at the earliest, Lily told him to leave when he tried to make a shallow apology.

The fact that he said “need” seems to show that he isn’t going to make any excuse regarding his intentions or behavior in December, but that he knows he went way too far. That’s probably the most honest and best way to open up such an apology, even if it unintentionally sounds a little indirect as a result.

Still, at this point, due to the number of pages, I think Lucy is just going to say, deadpan, that it’s ok because of *insert whatever Lucy’s mom told her, such as moving or switching schools*, and it’ll end focusing on Mike’s reaction to the news.

….Either that, or it’ll be one giant pic of David looking at us going “TO BE CONTINUED 8-D

Deiser May 1, 2013, 11:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #244572

Lucy is going to get angry and then Mike is going to take back everything he’s about to say and say he was right in the first place.

Flavio May 1, 2013, 11:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #244573

See? Soap Opera Law, now LUCY is the bad guy!

Huh? May 1, 2013, 11:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #244574

Good that Mike’s at least attempting to bridge the gap, but remember, it was Jessica who saw them go inside together, and she doesn’t know about the yelling. Methinks rumors will be abound in the next chapter.

Guessing May 1, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #244575

Oh please tell me this is an apology for everything and not some stupid cop-out. If he doesn’t apologize and fix everything, I am going to do a literal google search for comics, fanfiction, videos, etc. that involve someone practically destroying him for it, because the anger all this waiting and jerkiness has caused is still there and it’s driving me nuts. It makes me want to jump right into the comic, maybe even make a fanfiction for it in which I do just that, and swear right into his face until he gets it. And that says something because I don’t swear.

I'll Eat Yourself May 1, 2013, 1:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #244576

NOW KISS!!!

Psych0Kitten May 1, 2013, 1:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #244577

Really I’m expectant about this apology. This simply can make the things worse…
But if he Mike choses his word wise and carefully (Pfffffffft..) I think it can say a sincere “I’m sorry”. However that hardly will repair the damage done, the things never are going to be the same…
Although the last option is better than nothing :/

Adept-eX May 1, 2013, 2:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #244578

And now, our expert on the subject, Mike, will show us the definition of a half-assed excuse.
Take notes here children, what he does is what you all should avoid doing.

Barry May 1, 2013, 2:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #244579

As a general rule, I don’t have the time to read all the comments, but I hope it’s safe to say that I’m glad everyone is looking at this like it’s a good things, instead of readying their torches and screaming “It’s too late now, Mike!” Now if oooooonly something good could be guaranteed.

Damonashu May 1, 2013, 2:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #244580

On a side note: Taeshi, if you pull one of those ”It was all a lie/dream” moves on us, I die.

Sono May 1, 2013, 2:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #244581

Awwwww, Rachel got Jess flowers!

What a good friend :)

Anna May 1, 2013, 3:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #244582

NOW you decide to talk to her Mike? Took you long enough you lazy s***.

Revelations May 1, 2013, 3:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #244583

Solid move, Mike XD

Only the next page will tell exactly what happens next, but this is indeed a start. Yes, it most likely will not fix everything that has happened. No, it will not erase the words that were said that night.

But maybe it is a start for the two of them to get some sort of dialogue back, even if it does mean starting over from the very beginning.

I feel that Mike has had some time to think, and has had some time to sort out some of the things that he wants to say in his apology. Lucy will definitely need a lot more time, but perhaps she’ll be at least a little bit open to restarting their friendship. Or maybe not; we won’t know.

Friendships are interesting things, aren’t they?

Chocothunda May 1, 2013, 3:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #244584

I think he may have made lucy nervous or scared her a bit. He kinda grabbed her arm looking angry, took her in a room and slammed the door.

Rioo May 1, 2013, 3:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #244585

1 more page, *dies* :nope:

Toxic-Flare May 1, 2013, 3:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #244586

@Mike. Well you finally maned up and are trying to apologize to Lucy for being the biggest ******* of all time, at least in web comics, and you can start with a simple “I’m sorry”. If you do that, and mean it, you will probably regain most of the respect you have lost to the fan base, I will no longer have a reason to jump into the comic to kick your ***, and you can help repair you friendship with Lucy. This is how I want it to go down. Mike starts by saying sorry, then says something along the lines of, “The only reason I said those things to you was because I was afraid. I was afraid I was starting to love you more than Sandy, and I though pushing you away would stop me from thinking about you’” at least that is what I want. Things will probably play out differently and I will not be satisfied with it and I will have to wait till the next chapter, or ten, for closer

Devin May 1, 2013, 4:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #244587

Damn, you guys.
I think, that Lucy’s still hurt. And I don’t think that she’s going to yell at him or start crying. In my opinion, Mike’ll say sorry, and Lucy will be “I don’t give a **** about it anymore” (doesn’t matter what she really feels - I don’t think that she will break near him or smth). As long as I want to be them friends again, I don’t think that Lucy wants to. I don’t think that Mike wants it either. I think that Mike is just tired of everyone saying that he needs to apologize to her, so he’s going to do it & finally let it go.

Saulla May 1, 2013, 4:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #244588

It’s the APOCALYPSE

Really Mike? Now is the time you apologize? It’s like you’re SCRIPTED to be an idiot or something…

Tcj333 May 1, 2013, 4:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #244589

The **** you say mike????? I didn’t need too??? wtf >:{

Sanchan May 1, 2013, 4:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #244590

Mike i made a crude comment that your life is like Dexter’s lab where things go boom but I’ve got to say not bad. you have given that comment a whole new meaning especially if you mess this up
Mike he’s still hiding in a long distance relationship that will never work :unsure:
Lucy get life eyes Mad Lucy
Paulo you alright 8-)
David flower girl hates you and thinks your a stalker 8-D #^_^#
Sue and McCain just give it up and make out already :/

N-master May 1, 2013, 4:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #244591

in addition :x
i
didn’t need to yell at you like that :unsure:
THATS YOUR BIG APOLOGY Furious Abbey
IT’S LIKE YOU LOVE TO KILL LUCY Furious Abbey
ANYTHING WOULD BE BETTER THAN THAT MORON Furious Abbey
YOU ARE THE WORST CAT EVER … WORSE THAN AUGUSTUS ;)

N-master May 1, 2013, 4:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #244592

what
whAT
WHaT
..
WHAT

Kasey May 1, 2013, 4:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #244593

:question:Lucy was yelling at him? When? Where? I’m confused.

NoName XD May 1, 2013, 5:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #244594

P.S.
I thought he was gonna be all “I’m sorry Lucy, I’m such a **** and it was wrong for me to treat you that way. Will you marry me?”

But NO! He had to fudge it all up on the last panel and be all like “This is about ME and how you did this to ME and how I’M right and YOU’RE wrong. U ruined my life… go 2 hell.”

Ur so selfish, Mike. :unsure: Mad Lucy

NoName XD May 1, 2013, 5:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #244595

Oh…
my bad…
I misread the last talking bubble…
He was saying “I didn’t need to yell at you”…
Is it too late to take back my last comment? :unsure:

NoName XD May 1, 2013, 5:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #244596

waiting for an epic ending on friday :D, mike you suck!!
waiting for paulo to appear 8-)

Knight-A May 1, 2013, 5:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #244597

Panel 6… Mike are you mad that she’s being cynical towards you? Hmm?
Well, what’d you expect? Mad Lucy After the way you treated her, I’m surprised she isn’t acting worse.
Lucy, do me a favor and don’t immediately accept what he’s saying. He needs to apologize a lot more than that to make up for what he did! :)
Also AAAAA IS THAT JESS WITH FLOWERS FOR LUCY?? Man I’m really looking forward to Jess admitting her feelings to Lucy… and the drama that’ll ensue 8-D (actually it’ll be super cute)
If those flowers are for Lucy, Jess, great job, that’s really sweet of you :D
My prediction for the next panel: Lucy walks out on Mike, who is still trying to apologize, only to run into Jess, who has flowers for her. Maybe we’ll even see her smile without those big empty eyes! :love:

Sambo May 1, 2013, 5:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #244598

@Tcj333
That was the best comment ever XD

Sambo May 1, 2013, 5:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #244599

Oh, whit all this drama I forgot to mention, Taeshi I adore the whole multiple panel thing you got going on these last few pages, I missed that, there’s more story on a page now :love:

B-Dawg May 1, 2013, 5:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #244600

He’s gonna get chewed out. He doesn’t really deserve it. Sad face.

qwup May 1, 2013, 5:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #244601

OH NO YOU DI-DN’T!

Anyway, I don’t think Lucy will bother yelling at him… she might just walk away after calmly cutting him off. After all, Mike DID go way over the top in December, and he only wants to apologize because Sandy scolded him. He even said everything would be simpler if Lucy would just die, which is something I’d never even remotely think about the people I don’t like :/

I can’t wait for the next page! ♥

((also, completely unrelated, but I realized I had typed my nickname incorrectly in my Iphone, so my comments on several pages appear as “4hStar” :P))

4thStar May 1, 2013, 6:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #244602

I’m confused and a little frustrated by all the people who are like, “Oh, Mike apologized! Now I love him forever!! Golly gee, I hope he and Lucy have all the babies YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY”

I sure hope Lucy doesn’t feel that way.

Lucy is never going to grow past her dependency on him if she bounces back because he said something similar to a half-assed apology. He verbally abused her, and I think that their relationship is too toxic for either one’s health.

And yes, so far, I hardly count it as an apology. He didn’t say he was sorry. All he’s said is that he didn’t need to yell at her like that. We’ll have to see what else he has to say, but I hope that she wouldn’t allow someone so verbally violent back into her life so easily.

Lucy needs help. And while Mike may have needed to apologize long ago, Lucy won’t be ready to hear that apology for a while yet.

GingerPaws May 1, 2013, 6:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #244603

While his first words aren’t “I’m sorry,” this apology shows promise. Hopefully he doesn’t screw it up by doing something like a “I’m sorry, but…” sort of thing, because those aren’t apologies. Those are passive aggressive slaps in the face (for example, he could say like, “I’m sorry, but I just got so SICK of you.” or “I shouldn’t have yelled, but I’m not sorry about anything I said…” NOT an apology).

Neveko May 1, 2013, 7:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #244604

I’m happy that he is at least attempting to be more empathetic and apologize. Whether his apology is accepted or not, I think this Mike is better than a Mike that seethes with anger whenever he sees Lucy. Even though Mike did go over the top (Well, I think he did) in December, you still have to remember that their friendship has gone a long way and it should be cherished and considered. :) It wouldn’t make for much of a resolution if the story ended with conflict between Mike and Lucy. I’m just justifying the side that is happy about Mike apologizing. ^-^

JKRibbon May 1, 2013, 8:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #244605

I’m so glad I’m not the only one annoyed by “I didn’t need to.”

need: (n) a requirement, necessary duty, or obligation

That does not mean the same thing as “I shouldn’t have.” “I didn’t need to” doesn’t express regret or contriteness. It doesn’t show that he understands that what he did was wrong. It only shows a dim understanding that he wasn’t obligated to be cruel.

But hey, maybe he’ll manage a legitimate apology on the next page. So far though, he’s off to a pretty rotten start.

MiscKitty May 1, 2013, 8:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #244606

Dang it, this is going to end poorly, it always ends poorly. I just need to know how it ends up worse.

The Real Lee May 1, 2013, 8:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #244607

First thought, oh cool, mike’s going to try and apologize. Second thought after noticing the page counter, FFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUU. Seriously though i’m getting a sneaking suspicion we’re going to get cliffhangered for a few chapters on the apology. There’s just not enough pages left for the conclusion to that arc.

Also, some of you are noticing problems that aren’t there. Seriously take off the hater shades and reread mike’s look before going in that room (specifically that there are a lot of people around and this isn’t a public conversation) and his wording. Also, grammar Nazi’s much, i’m sure mike didn’t mean need in the same way some of you are reading it.

strider May 1, 2013, 8:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #244608

….mikes hand in the second to last panel

Jenjamen May 1, 2013, 8:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #244609

Lucy: que crocodile tears
Mike: que crocodile tears
Augustus: unexpectedly show up with a sly grin
Lucy: stand with FFC and smirk
Mike: be the confused one
Mike: realize you ****ing ruined Lucy forever
Paulo: knock awkwardly on door
Taeshi: leave readers speechless yet again

//my prediction bwahahaha

silveryogurt May 1, 2013, 8:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #244610

Oh and btw I happen to think Lucy will be like its ok I understand, fake smile and leave the room… Is that just me XD

Midstrike May 1, 2013, 9:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #244611

Mike, STOP DOING THIS!!! U LOST YOUR CHANCE FOR REDEMPTION. JUST GTFO

Pauloisjustthatboss May 1, 2013, 9:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #244612

lol at all the people saying an apoligy is too late, its about time, he better make it good etc etc.
Just because he is the one apologizing doesn’t mean he is the one that should, anyone can see that it’s Lucy that needs to pull her head out her *** and say sorry for her behavior over the years, seems Mike just has more of a heart than her really and is willing to do what she refuses to do because she is uncaring and stubborn XD

Donny May 1, 2013, 9:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #244613

@Donny I wouldn’t call her uncaring, just prideful. Remember, she whooped a guy’s *** to save Mike and her friends, and that’s gotta say something.

shaaa May 1, 2013, 10:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #244614

@Donny
They both need to apologize.
Physical wounds heal within day or a week
Emotion or mental wounds can last a life time.

Mike has more or a heart? That is why Lucy just wanted to be his friend and happy that Sandy made him happy and he cut her down into small pieces attacking her insecurities and leaving her dead on the inside. Yes because people with hearts do that.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 1, 2013, 10:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #244615

“didnt NEED” really mike, REALLY no you SHOULDNT HAVE said those things you egotistical fu cking sh art gargaler

anonymous May 1, 2013, 10:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #244616

yesyeysyeyewYESYYEYS

Pirari May 1, 2013, 10:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #244617

I still don’t like mike. Paulo needs to bust through the door with roses— Push mike out of the way and make out with lucy and be like “You missed your chance looser” and then he swoops her away ; u ; that would be perfect.

Mewtallica May 1, 2013, 10:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #244618

F*** YEAH

Pinecone May 1, 2013, 10:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #244619

Edge of my seat moment 8-D

Dave May 1, 2013, 10:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #244620

YAY! H’RAY! MIKEXLUCY IS FINALLY BACK BABY!

Bleh May 1, 2013, 10:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #244621

Go mike go! Apologise!

and now Lucy will slap him across the face and scream at him turning her into the bad guy ^.=.^ and it will be awesome.

Steel Wings May 1, 2013, 10:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #244622

… Huh… … You’ve identified your mistake Mike… … Or have you? We’ll see if you really grasped what you did or if you’re subscribing to surface interpretation.

Anyways, Lucy’s got one page in which to react and Mike has one page to explain… I’m not actually sure what I’m hoping for here. I don’t expect them to reconcile… … I guess what I expect is for Lucy to listen to what he says with a dreary look then leave with an expression that makes it clear that she doesn’t care what he thinks. However I’m not sure if that’s what I want anymore… Gah… … One moment of maturity and self-realization and I don’t know if I want Mike to suffer or them to make up. Dagnabbit.

Allsmiles May 1, 2013, 11:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #244623

Can we all remember that the only reason Mike is doing this is because SANDY told him to? This is no shot to the MIKEXLUCY shipping, though we all know that it’s pretty much dead at this point (y’all can still dream though). I have little to no respect for liking for Mike anymore. He’s just a sheepish jerk now.

Lisa nani May 1, 2013, 11:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #244624

Hopefully, Lucy and Mike will make up and at least have some respect for each other again, and Lucy seems to be over her dependency for Mike by now too. But seeing as that’s probably not going to happen soon considering Taeshi is probably gonna leave us with a cliffhanger again :x

Ember May 2, 2013, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #244625

@TheRealSomeone
Except constant physical abuse does not just leave physical scars, it leaves so much more, and Lucy very much twisted and turned him mentally from time to time as well. She is so much more to blame for the current state of affairs than Mike. In many other situations, the person that twists free of the similar situation is praised for turning the tables, but oh no, not Mike, he’s the villain for finally sticking it to an abusive bully he thought was a friend, whom couldn’t keep her nose out of his personal situations. Situations he had made clear he didn’t want her involved in, but she stuck her nose in any way.

All this she brought on herself, and its just a shame that her constant attitude has once again got Mike feeling anxious and feeling like he may be wrong when in truth he is so far in the right in all this that he deserves a pat on the back.

Donny May 2, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #244626

Okay, but why was he thinkin about Lucy and marriage??? <3

;) May 2, 2013, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #244627

@Donny
Actually for most of volume II and on she leaves him be. Keep her nose out? She was happy that Sandy was coming to see him and she was forced to work with him. Pat on the back? from who Alejandro? Why not? Mike basically mentally raped her. She is much more to blame? In after the start of volume II she leaves his life never talking to him except when Paulo ****s up(two girls).
She put in a big effort to change. She hit him only once during volume II and on. Now I am not going to be like Bluefox and justice her abusive past. But if she left ‘damage’ to Mike how come she is the only one to get his wrath? He has lots of great friends, and loving girlfriend, and supporting best friend who he drove into depression! She wanted to just be his friend and changing(not 100%) is she really asking for too much?
He only hates her because Sandy doesn’t like her and because they BOTH failed miserably at communicating!

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 2, 2013, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #244628

It’s gonna be a great freaking Friday, thanks to the end of this chapter. Get pumped! 8-)

The Celt May 2, 2013, 1:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #244629

my biggest bcb otp is lucy x independence and happiness
i really want her to recoup with mike and patch up their friendship, but i don’t want her to completely forgive him for completely overdoing his whole “I DON’T NEED YOU” schtick by yelling at her to the point where she was deeply traumatized
idk man DRAMA

isabelle May 2, 2013, 1:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #244631

NOW LUCY HAS NO FACE!!WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THERE FACES!?!?I’M SO CONFUSED!! :question:

MicroWolf May 2, 2013, 1:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #244632

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone

Physical injuries may heal, but they leave a mark on you emotionally and mentally. You might heal from a person’s assaults, but you’re going to remember who did them to you, and that’s going to affect how you perceive them.

From what I can tell, volume two starts up at the beginning of sophomore year. Lucy is told in no uncertain terms what she is doing to Mike during the Summer trip. Using this as a timeline, she’s had, at most, seven months to change how she interacts with him. Lucy had, however, physically assaulted Mike for years. If someone assaulted you for years, would you trust that person, even when they suddenly stopped for a few months and tried their best to do right by you? Though I’m certain Lucy didn’t mean to harm Mike all those years, it doesn’t change that Mike feels abused by her.

Mike doesn’t hate Lucy *just* because Sandy disliked her. After all, once Sandy thought Lucy wouldn’t hurt Mike anymore, she tells him to make up with Lucy, which he had no desire to do (he only begrudgingly makes a half-hearted attempt after Sandy knocks sense into him). He hates her also for all the physical assaults he endured over the years from her. Abbey’s speech in “Feline Filibuster” (in particular, the part about how no one has the right to bully innocents for any reason) triggered that change. Mike clearly saw himself as this (to be fair, whenever Sandy’s involved, he gets tunnel-visioned. His abandonment wasn’t out of malice- not that that justifies abandoning Lucy like he did). Considering all this, and bearing the load of her psyche for years, I understand that he’d lash out in “December.”

All that being said, that does not excuse him of any of it, just like Lucy’s not excused for all that she did to him. He *did* abandon her, twice, and he *did* shatter her fragile psyche stating his hate for her and intent to leave her friendless after the play.

Her wrongs to him are greater in number, but likely less damaging individually (though add up cumulatively). His wrongs to her are few in number, but each caused a lot more damage individually. Which one’s more guilty? Hell if I know, but both definitely are severely damaged from the other.

Chronos May 2, 2013, 3:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #244633

Oooh, so NOW you is sorry. I sure as fudge don’t forgive him. Assbuttface. Mad Lucy

Wat May 2, 2013, 3:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #244634

Well, he’s sorry, and willing to apologize.
….everything indicates this will fail in the most spectacular way.

Lurkah May 2, 2013, 5:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #244635

@Chronos

Yeah, you’re right. But remember Lucy is emotionally unstable and Mike not, she had hard feelings with him was rejected. Mike is more stable, but there is some doubt about his relationship or when he rejected Lucy he hurt himself. Who knows.

Many situations can be in the last page, just wait for tomorrow

PD: sorry for my bad english

Norcturne May 2, 2013, 7:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #244636

What’s sad is that Sandy had to be the one to make him realize that he went overboard. Otherwise he wouldn’t have done a damn single thing. This doesn’t make him look or seem any better, it’s just him being a kiss up after being an *******.

Blackshadow May 2, 2013, 7:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #244637

I think the Mike haters that are suddenly turning into Mike fans again are in for a surprise. They’re all forgiving him too soon. I have a somewhat good feeling that this isn’t going to go well.

Enbraend May 2, 2013, 8:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #244639

@Norcturne: Then, what is your nationality?!

Henry Wang May 2, 2013, 9:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #244640

@Chronos
“He only hates … and because they BOTH failed miserably at communicating”-TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone
Did you read that?
Also
http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c68/p29.html<~~~Acutally Sandy ‘snapped him out of it’

And in the Volume I Mike actually defends Lucy’s actions.
http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c12/p4.html
http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c25/p4.html and http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c25/p5.html

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 2, 2013, 9:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #244641

Oh dear, Sophomore year of High School.
There are worse things to happen, but hopefully
*Jazz hands* Character development *Jazz hands*

Vanvoltra May 2, 2013, 9:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #244642

@Norcturne: Sorry, I thought you are Nocturne.

Henry Wang May 2, 2013, 9:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #244643

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 2, 2013, 10:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #244645

I can see why some people are annoyed that Mike was villified for his actions by some people but not Lucy, but there is a massive difference between how the two treated each other. While Lucy was physically abusive, she only did it because she thought (due to lacking friends) it was ok to do it, and that Mike both didn’t mind it and could easily take it. As soon as she realized it wasn’t ok, she started to back off. She didn’t try to take advantage of any weaknesses she knew of Mike through their friendship.

Mike, on the other hand, specifically went for Lucy’s weaknesses in his tirade in December, saying exactly the things he knew would devastate and break her just so that she would get out of his life (despite her leaving him alone already and them only working together because it was an assignment). He only knew of these weaknesses because he was, from Lucy’s perspective, her closest friend, so he completely abused the trust she gave him to mentally destroy her.

Deiser May 2, 2013, 11:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #244646

Sandy, 16 years old, a 25%~50% Asian, about 175cm tall, is considered as a beautiful and kind girl, not very smart, school record unknown, now works as a young model.

—seems to be a (almost) perfect girl, isn’t it? —While Mike is quite different from “perfect”.
Sandy is still almost a mysterious person, although she is always mentioned. She and Mike have been in a long-distance relationship for years, since Mike ever met her. Maybe this is what called “fate”.
Supporting :D x :unsure: relationship.

Henry Wang May 2, 2013, 11:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #244647

Why I think of a mad shorty…

I had better not remind you of who he is, I got into trouble because of this several weeks ago.

Henry Wang May 2, 2013, 11:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #244648

@Deiser
Thank you *claps*
If Taeshi won’t give you a golden star I will.Posted image

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 2, 2013, 11:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #244649

This page is another excellent part of Taeshi’s work.

—I have to point out that it is a polite formula. But this page is really not bad.

Lucy is much shorter than I thought. Who cares? “a little body often harbours a great soul” . Lucy is seems to be the only main character with no boyfriend(&/girlfriend for boys) in this romantic comic. As a result, many readers and fans are confused about it. Okey, this comic is also a school-life comic, so it can’t be only about relationships, I am sure that Taeshi is trying to achieve a balance between “romantic” and “school-life”.

Henry Wang May 2, 2013, 12:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #244650

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone:
Er……
In Nanjing dialect, what you did is a bit “2”. Okey, it’s really funny.

Henry Wang May 2, 2013, 12:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #244651

@Deiser.
Can I hug you? You said exactly what I’ve been thinking ;w;

Adept-eX May 2, 2013, 12:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #244652

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone

Thank you for the compliment! I can see why people don’t notice that. Very few writers put differences that subtle into their stories, so it’s awesome to see Taeshi do it. However, it looks like if I take the star, mario will poke me in the eyes…. ;_;

@Adept-eX Well thank you :)

Deiser May 2, 2013, 1:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #244653

@Deiser
Mario is making the Victory Stance. Because you are victorious! Mario won’t poke you eyes out :)
And You hit the nail right square on the head! You point out what so many miss!

@Henry Wang
What?

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 2, 2013, 2:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #244654

Oh, man, the way Mike’s eyeing the door.

“Shh, baby. I’ll get to /you/ in a moment. Mmmm.”

StushiJaguar May 2, 2013, 3:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #244655

Break him Lucy. Break him.

Vulcan May 2, 2013, 3:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #244656

It’s happeningggg

Javalavadingdong May 2, 2013, 4:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #244657

@TheRealSomeone
“Mentally raping” her? How? By finally shooting back after taking so much from her? For finally being the person that lets her truly know how he feels, feelings that she created. No it isn’t because Sandy doesn’t like her, it’s because he was not happy. He put a brave and happy face on for a long time and Sandy had to be the one to let him know that it wasn’t right. Heck, even if Mike “Mentally Raped” her (God, that is the worst damn phrase ever, so incredibly dumb to use) then she did that to him in a slower and more drawn out way over the years, it’s no wonder he put his foot down.

Leaving him be in Volume 2? Huh? So he finally got space and when she does see him again, she sticks her nose in as far as she can by by passing him altogether and texting his GF in the hopes that he will automatically agree with her and start being her friend again in what was, honestly, a under handed and sly move.

Maybe she is the only one to get his “Wrath” because she is the one that deserves it? Compared to her, no one else is near as twisted and abusive as she is. The certainly don’t hit and abuse him, twist his mind in such a manner for years.

All in all, she messed up. Hard. Then when it came time to get pushed back what did she do? She folded, she twisted and turned, became under handed and yeah, there was distance, but mostly it had to be enforced because she couldn’t leave well enough alone. It was only after she realised what she truly lost i.e, a great friend that she tried to change, but that does not forgive what she did before, and frankly, she is getting every thing she deserves.

Donny May 2, 2013, 4:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #244658

@Donny
Read what Deiser said.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 2, 2013, 5:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #244659

@Donny and @Chronos

I love you guys so much. Its good to know people that actually see that Mike isnt the villain everyone makes him to be and Lucy isnt a victim.

augustusxjazzpls May 2, 2013, 6:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #244660

Wow… Mike really swallowed his pride by saying this. It’s good to see he is taking Sandy’s advice :) I dont blame him for telling her that what she does ticks him off , she has done so much crap to him it’s not even funny. (but he didnt do it in the best way either)

Bittersweet_PauloxLucy May 2, 2013, 6:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #244661

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone:
What “What?” ?
@augustusxjazzpls:
Your name…

Henry Wang May 2, 2013, 6:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #244662

@Lisa nani: This would’ve been true if he tried to force his way through the apology in “Just Beautiful”. Since he didn’t, he’s actually had some time to think and reflect. What’s coming out of his mouth right now is indeed a start, and is phrased in such a way that it doesn’t sound like he’s just going to say “I’m sorry” and then leave.

I think he’s really trying to own up here…or at least partially own up to how he handled their argument in December.

Chocothunda May 2, 2013, 7:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #244663

I think mike feels guilty for breaking her heart like he did. And I don’t blame Lucy at all for what happened. I don’t blame her for being unsure about her feelings.

Caitlynn Moss May 2, 2013, 7:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #244664

@Deiser,

While I agree that mike was in the wrong for attacking to the extent he did. I do smell the stench of one sided-ness coming from your comment. Mike did exploit her weakness’s and he did it in a rather explosive and blatant way. However, Lucy’s done her fair share of exploiting, the difference is that her doing it was more subtle. She didn’t scream or yell (usually), she’d just “act out” in a certain manner to catch the attention of someone (usually Paulo) and then let it “slip”.

For instance let’s look at an example of this let’s go back to chapter 15, she finds out that sandy is coming back into mike’s life, no problem there. Later on, Mike becomes romantic with Sandy, she’s aware of this too. Let’s jump ahead to chapter 51, she’s well aware that mike is with sandy yet she still professes her love to him. Still no problem, yet. Then proceeds (a couple pages later, before someone screams foul) to drop a bomb on him by asking if a girl hundreds of miles away means more to him than her after stating that she just wanted to tell him her feelings. So right off in this example we got her conflicting him with a “it’s me or her” style question.

To continue let’s jump ahead another chapter to “unrequited”. Granted they were being prodded, did lucy have to drop that line “stop acting like my feelings aren’t a big deal” (attention getter). Further, let’s remember that Lucy’s the type to not let anyone in on her private life. So why did she “crumble” and tell the girls about her confession, follow that up with her not telling them an important piece of information that he already had someone (something she knew about, but the others didn’t). She was leading, she was ****** that she was turned down and proceeded to drop hints to try and make mike out to be the bad guy and get him attacked.

TL;DR All this to say that while I agree with your observation, Lucy’s not innocent and has done her share of attacking herself, albeit in a more subtle way. That’s on top of her physically assaulting mike for years.

strider May 2, 2013, 8:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #244665

@strider
“stop acting like my feelings aren’t a big deal”
Before she says that Mike tells her to making him look like the bad guy. She is frustrated, not that Mike didn’t dump Sandy, BUT that he seems to not care about her feelings. A little selfish, but Lucy is very needy person. She wants him to care about her feelings, because unlike her(to a degree) he doesn’t give a flying ****. She understand Mike is in love with Sandy, she knows it is her fault… we see when talks to Zach she terrified by the fact he will leave her. So when she tells “stop acting like my feelings aren’t a big deal”, she is acting out because she is scared and doesn’t know what to do. She has looked to Mike for guidance and wisdom, but he is too busy being on a “Mike Loves Sandy, Mikes Loves Sandy, Mike Loves Sandy” and “I hate you” do guide her in her time of great need of guidance.

@Anyone who read/reads my comment
~~~>TL;DR<~~~ Don’t give me this ********! If you are going to read my comment read it all or none.!

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 2, 2013, 8:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #244666

@therealsomeone,

You want to talk ********, they weren’t even talking about lucy (technically) or to her, they were talking about how Mike didn’t want to talk about something. Mike just asked why do people have to make a big deal out everything, which Paulo correctly states “because you’re acting all defensive an’ **** instead of just telling me nothing’s up. If it wasn’t a big deal, you’d be calm about it” Lucy then says and I literally quote “Mike is never calm. HE’S AN INSENSITIVE JERK” (capitalized due to lack of a bold setting).

She was trying to make him out to be the bad guy that’s why mike calls her on it. She then proceeds to lead, did he really say anything to provoke “stop acting like my feelings aren’t a big deal”? NO, it makes no sense, they weren’t talking about the issue, just that everyone else was making a big deal out of a private matter.

Further, explain to me why she ONLY admitted she confessed but APPARENTLY felt it unnecessary to say that mike has a girlfriend. That’s a pretty big issue to not mention. She was leading, that’s what she does, she leads and provokes when she can’t handle something herself.

Listen, I admit that mike was wrong in december, I’ve admitted it in the past. I don’t mean to say he hasn’t been a tad ******* in the past. But I absolutely can’t stand people being one sided and overblowing issues without bringing up the counter issue. My philosophy is if you’re coming to gunfight, don’t bring a knife. If you’re going to point out one sides flaws you better make sure the other side is sitting pretty in that same issue.

strider May 2, 2013, 8:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #244667

Michael There is a difference between need and want. You didn’t need to but you wanted to. Admitting you didn’t need to is not an apology. But I guess it could be looked at as the first step towards one. Lucy its your call and whether you forgive him or not I support you.

Thompson De' Medici May 2, 2013, 9:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #244668

@Deiser thank you!! I was thinking exactly the same thing the other day! : )

4thStar May 2, 2013, 9:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #244669

@Strider
Ok how to start. This isn’t one sided. :/ I never said it was. They both have some serious apologizing.
“but APPARENTLY felt it unnecessary to say that mike has a girlfriend”-strider
It was actually Lucy who said Mike has a girlfriend.
http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c20/p1.html

“She was trying to make him out to be the bad guy that’s why mike calls her on it. She then proceeds to lead, did he really say anything to provoke “stop acting like my feelings aren’t a big deal”?”
Mike told Lucy to stop making him look like that bad guy… So she ******: that he was getting ****** at her: when he is the one getting all worked up. When she shouted “stop acting like my feelings aren’t a big deal” that was her basically blowing up.
http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c52/p5.html

“She was trying to make him out to be the bad guy that’s why mike calls her on it”-strider
He was already worked up when he got to school. He is the one getting all worked. Lucy comes up with a dumb but valid reason why Mike is all worked up.
He brought her into this when he told ‘her’ to stop making him to be the bad guy when she didn’t do **** but cover his ***.
As you said the gang wasn’t talking about Lucy they were talking to and about Mike and what was bothering him. In a dumb way Lucy was trying to have his back and get them to drop it. She didn’t really lie when she said he was never calm. He made it about her.

Calling him an intensive jerk is immature? Very but she felt like he didn’t seem to care about her feelings. She felt hurt that her feelings didn’t mean ****. Is he being insensitive? Yes, in a way. He has known her for all these years he should know that took A LOT of courage to say and she isn’t just going to fine and happy when she was rejected. YES she did act immature the next day, but what can we expect?
~~>http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c18/p13.html

@strider about Deiser
Because in most of Volume II, III and all of IIII are one-sided!

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 2, 2013, 9:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #244671

@therealsomeone,

I don’t want to get into this, so i’ll just point this out, add some advice, and let this be the end of it because I know how this will go. we’ll end up going back and forth getting nowhere, just butting heads and end up having to agree to disagree.

point out:
lucy did not tell them he had a girlfriend. her line on pg 8 of ‘unrequited’ when she told them about the confession “I told mike I love him” the girls “anddddd?!” then lucy “he doesn’t love me back” a reaction panel then end of page. Next page Tess yells at mike, following page Tess explains to the guys and MIKE reveals, after being poked at by Paulo, that the reason he rejected her was because of Sandy, then shows them a picture. LUCY DIDN’T TELL THEM THAT.

Advice:
Reread unrequited and a distance apart, it sounds to me like you are probably siting from memory, i’m actually going back to be sure of my references.

and that’s it.

strider May 2, 2013, 10:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #244752

@Henry haha I have a small keyboard 8-D
by the way… I’m peruvian

Nocturne May 3, 2013, 2:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #244831

@TheRealSomeone
I did, and it’s a load of pish.

Donny May 3, 2013, 12:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #244854

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone

I read that bit in “December.” I guess since “Feline Filibuster” was shown to us first, I just sort of accepted that Abbey gave him the realization first. Maybe the apparent look of epiphany on Mike’s face during the debate had something to do with it, too.

I knew he defended her actions in the past, and once even apologized to her for ignoring her the first time around. It does perplex me that he doesn’t seem to remember “Confrontation”, either. Maybe he discounted the events when he compared it against Lucy’s physical attacks…?

At this point, though, that last bit’s pure conjecture.

Chronos May 3, 2013, 5:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #244860

@TheRealSomeone

“He only hates … and because they BOTH failed miserably at communicating”

Heh, I *did* read the line. I remember reading it before I wrote my first reply to you. I failed so miserably at reading comprehension all the same that two of my replies would have been written differently, and this third would have never happened. It just goes to show you: I can spend upwards of more than an hour each writing an intelligible reply in an attempt to write fewer posts, but still miss a small but key detail, forcing me to write more to explain away an error.

Chronos May 3, 2013, 5:44 PM EST.

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