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Let it all out Jordan. So Jordan does know… I wonder how long it was until Lily had to spill the beans.
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 5, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.
And total brake down, finaly truth comes out lucy has moved away to lern abrod too another school for a year or soo and at that school, she surpriseingly meets up with the infamous sandy.
I’m still pushing for that plot twist.
lov/hate/hurt June 5, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.
This isn’t going to end well…
T68 June 5, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.
Oh man… this is making me nervous! I wanna know what happened with Lucy
Shiny June 5, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.
I STAYED UP FOR THIDS OMG YES!!!!!!!
Malaysia June 5, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.
SOME ONE FINALLY TELLS HIM THANK THE LORD
Maybe we mike haters will get lucky and mike gets depressed for what he did to Lucy and he feels her pain.MY GOD I WOULD LOVE THAT.
Mike the second you stop being a butch is the second I think you are a good character again
Dr.Rockit June 5, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.
Damn first-comment bombers!
Lunawerewolfy June 5, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.
“If you weren’t saying stuff like that, she wouldn’t be this way!”
MaronaPossessed June 5, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
Did she leave her family as well?
I think she went to Augustus.
Seedosan June 5, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
OMG I knew it!!!
Eiri June 5, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
This is so sad. Jordan loved and cared for his sister, but he wanted to give her enough space to work it all out. He’s probably been worrying for ages. Unfortunately, his words now come too late…
myheartyoung June 5, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.
…….JUST TELL USSSSS ;m;
Maixintelect June 5, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.
Here it comes…. Time to find out what happened.
Also, it feels so weird having to sneak away to look at the new page
That Random Guy June 5, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.
just let it all out, seriously let it all out now!
ComicGuy June 5, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.
FINALLY! Thank you, Jordan, we’re gonna finally figure out what’s going on!
But… poor Jordan….
Mike… Get that smug look off your face
Niji June 5, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.
Why does Mike want to know what happened? Judging by his expression he doesn’t give a ****.
Some Guy June 5, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.
Oh, dear… Seems as if things are worse than I’d expected. Poor Jordan.
InfiniteEntropy_ June 5, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.
awww poor jordan
vivitv June 5, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.
now we might get some definitive answers. What did you do mike?
frequentflyer June 5, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.
If this is how Jordan is acting towards Mike I don’t want to see how Sam will act if he gets the chance.
Thompson De' Medici June 5, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.
Looks like Mike’s going on the trip of a lifetime.
Eddie.Mammie June 5, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.
Thats what you get Mike, you didn’t just hurt Lucy you butt. You hurt everyone who loved her.
Kitmit June 5, 2013, 1:11 PM EST.
Well, it’s natural for Jordan to blame Mike(the best friend) because Mike stopped hanging around Lucy and her mood dropped significantly. Somebody was bound to put the pieces together eventually.
supertails19 June 5, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.
I recommend you back away slowly, Mike. Back awaaaaaaaay slooooooowly, and go back to your would-be-model-waifu ‘cause the moment you jump this ship you can’t get back on.
Welgaea June 5, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.
Is Jordan younger or older than Lucy? Sam’s the older one, right?
DodoBird June 5, 2013, 1:14 PM EST.
Jordan you poor sweet baby, let it out honey!
Mike, let him land a hit on you. Not only do you deserve it, but Jordan needs at least SOME release.
honeybee June 5, 2013, 1:14 PM EST.
If they are moving, why would it be Mike’s fault, and why is Jordan so ****** about it? Hmm…still so many signs that she died…still waiting for the big reveal…still planning to tear Mike to shreds if she died…still wondering why Mike only seems intensely curious rather than even mildly concerned.
I'll Eat Yourself June 5, 2013, 1:16 PM EST.
Knew Jordan eventually was going to say it. Mike still looks kinda surprised that Jordan said it was his fault, though. We’ll have to see tomorrow.
(Love the new update time, by the way. Now I’m actually awake when the comics updates.)
Ryuusei June 5, 2013, 1:16 PM EST.
Something bad needs to FINALLY happen to Lucy. I mean no offense to all you “Lucy Lovers” out there, but I absolutely despise her and this whole chapter is making me sooooo happy! Seeya Lucy~
this person June 5, 2013, 1:21 PM EST.
I’m worried that Lucy’s dead… I mean, Jordan wouldn’t be so broke up about it if she was only moving, would he? (My other guess is that she is in a hospital of some sort, probably a mental one.)
At least someone finally told Mike it was his fault, though. He really needed to hear that. Part of me wonders if he hasn’t already guessed it, though? I mean, someone’s best friend tells at them, tells them that they hate them, then later that person becomes all depressed and dead inside- Mike has to be able to put two and two together, right?
Allykai June 5, 2013, 1:23 PM EST.
jordan x mike
Silvyx June 5, 2013, 1:25 PM EST.
I just realized something… I now have something to look forward to EVERY DAY right after school!! I LOVE YOU TAESHI
Thatoneguy June 5, 2013, 1:25 PM EST.
Several reasons as to why I need to severely dislike Mike in this particular page. I mean, seriously, Mike? You keep asking questions and pressure him with that innocent expression on your face… and you seem to ignore the fact that Lucy’s older brother shatters to pieces in front of you? Ignorant little… If you really and truly think you have nothing to do with Lucy’s sudden change, you sure isn’t as smart as I thought.
I am a little weirded out about a webcomic having so much influence on my feelings, haha. But gosh, this really makes me respect Jordan a whole lot. He seems like an awesome older brother.
Strawberryblossom June 5, 2013, 1:30 PM EST.
@love/hate/hurt: yeah me too
Zarylo June 5, 2013, 1:31 PM EST.
OH MY new page already awesomeness taeshi
fullmeowpanic June 5, 2013, 1:34 PM EST.
you started this daily updates at the perfect time, waiting until friday to see this, and then having to wait until monday for the next page would kill me.
SPEAK JORDAN. Tell mike what he did!
SXR123 June 5, 2013, 1:34 PM EST.
AWW Look at what you did Mike.
You made Jordan cry.
Guess that reality check destined for you is late in the mail, since you don’t seem so phased about the fact that you’re the one who kickstarted this colossal ****up.
zxc June 5, 2013, 1:39 PM EST.
The LucyxMike side of me wants him to get to the bottom of this thing but c’mon. You’re making Jordan cry. Leave him alone
Defutz June 5, 2013, 1:42 PM EST.
People said Lucy was complex, they have never met Mike.
Tough guys are breaking down… First Paulo now Jordan? Oh god… keep Sam out! I can bear to watch him break down
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 5, 2013, 1:43 PM EST.
I don’t think she’s dead… But it’s obvious she’s not with the family right now, and likely won’t be for the foreseeable future. Sadly whatever it was that happened, I’m sure, stemmed from that fallout Mike and Lucy had.* It’s quite obvious she’s been- for the lack of a better word- broken, ever sense. >.>
For the Record, I am NOT a Mike Basher, and while I will readily admit that he should have handled it better, I’m not really sure that he could have. Remember- he’s a teenager- one who’s had his own relationship and feelings thereof trivialized for the sake of the girl he got saddled with and treated him like dirt for years. Another thing to note is that he is not a reader, in that he doesn’t know of Lucy’s backstory, nor of her softer side she only shows to her pets- like we do. Let’s be honest, that’s the only reason why she’s as sympathetic as she is- if our gracious artist here neglected those scenes, you would not be as half as mad over that as you are now. As such, to him, she’s always been the thing that wouldn’t leave him alone. Again. He reacted badly to Lucy (from his point of view) randomly saying she loved him. Honestly, As brutal as it was, I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t a long time coming.
9.9 >.> Sorry if this is late to the party, but I had to get my thoughts on that matter out. The TL:DR version: Look at it from an abused teen who’s had his own feelings tossed aside for a girl, who treated him like dirt, for seemingly no other reason than that she was there.
MC June 5, 2013, 1:44 PM EST.
Still seeing so many similarities between Jordan and Lucy and it makes me smile. Ahh siblings~
And either Mike is going to be like, ‘Yeah I know’ Or ask how it is. Or just keep asking what’s going on, blah.
I think the look on his face still annoys me. I have no idea why.
CheshireGames June 5, 2013, 1:46 PM EST.
Jordan stop crying please your going to make me freaking cry! T_T
blehblehbleh! June 5, 2013, 1:52 PM EST.
NoNameXD June 5, 2013, 1:52 PM EST.
the last panel makes me wanna hug Jordan so much.
sen June 5, 2013, 1:55 PM EST.
Like I said, its all Mike’s fault. Hope he gets what he deserves.
Molly 23 June 5, 2013, 1:55 PM EST.
im starting to get ****** with that face of mike, so composed when he’s at fault and probably knows it …
Knight-A June 5, 2013, 1:56 PM EST.
Well if watching a guy who wanted to wreck your face just breaks down and cries… only Mike would go “what?” O.o?
It’s funny the comments are full of Mike haters and the forum is full of Mike supporters
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 5, 2013, 2:00 PM EST.
I knew it was Mike’s fault!!!
Yxela007 June 5, 2013, 2:05 PM EST.
The worst part is that Mike is more oblivious than he should be. He needs to feel really bad for what he did.
Keyblade Dragon June 5, 2013, 2:06 PM EST.
“AWW Look at what you did Mike. You made Jordan cry.” ~ zxc
Actually, I’m pretty sure nobody is capable of ever FORCING someone to cry. Don’t make this more dramatic and overblown than everyone already is.
“… you seem to ignore the fact that Lucy’s older brother shatters to pieces in front of you? Ignorant little…” ~ Strawberryblossom
We haven’t actually seen Mike’s reaction to Jordan’s breakdown yet. The last face we see of Mike in this page is him being surprised. (Surprised of what, though? Not enough information to make a good conclusion.) After that expression, Jordan started breaking down. So I repeat, we don’t know how Mike reacted to seeing Jordan fall apart.
Honestly, I agree so much with everything MC said. Mike is dealing with this badly, but he IS a teenager. Sometimes I think we forget that he’s only fifteen, dealing with all the emotional problems that a fifteen-year old can have. He’s been abused physically AND emotionally by Lucy for years now, and now that Lucy is getting a little of her own medicine, she falls apart and doesn’t know how to deal with it herself, thereby involving her family in it. I’m not blaming Lucy either, though. She’s a teenager too, and she just didn’t know how to express her feelings.
Basically, this entire comic is an ode to the blatant lack of communication and maturity in society these days. Take a leaf out of Taeshi’s book; don’t be stupid with your emotions.
Bertemai June 5, 2013, 2:10 PM EST.
I hope Lucy is ok..
FeeFee84 June 5, 2013, 2:19 PM EST.
I saw on the BCB a preview!!! Check it out!!!
Wow could mike show alittle more emotion
TheGentleman June 5, 2013, 2:42 PM EST.
@DodoBird: Jordan is older than Lucy not just Sam.
@Niji: How is the look that Mike has, a smug one? If anything it is curious or an innocent looking expression… which I find kind of ironic given the situation.
@Some Guy: Mike wants to find out what happened. Mike is one curious cat.
@Thompson De’ Medici: Sam better be back in the university or else Mike might be feeling some physical pain .
@this person: Wow, you want something bad to happen to a character in a comic… do realize how crazy that sounds?
@Allykai: Don’t worry, Lucy is not dead. Taeshi said that she would not kill off any of her characters. Only fancharacters have to worry and I doubt she would kill off Tess since she is going to college soon anyways and McCain barely appears already. Umm, Lucy is a main character that is incredibly important to the story’s plot… if anything severely bad were to happen to her, then that might have a negative effect on the fanbase. I’d rather have Lucy run away to be with Augustus than to have Lucy being dead. Also, I seriously doubt that Lucy was put into a mental hospital because there is no need to move all of her stuff from her room… a few items here and there, but not her FURNITURE too. That actually throws out a lot of theories like Lucy running away(aww ) or Lucy being dead(why would any family, within a day, clean out their child’s room after they are dead? It’s IDIOTIC to think that way… sorry, I just lose my temper when people talk about Lucy being dead). I stop with:
Lucy most likely moved away and Jordan is upset because he won’t be seeing his little sister everyday anymore.
@Silvyx: JordanXMike makes as much sense as LucyXHaley… I love it already.
@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: “It’s funny the comments are full of Mike haters and the forum is full of Mike supporters ” -TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone.
So what does that make me? I go both ways .
supertails19 June 5, 2013, 2:45 PM EST.
Mike is just so calm, he had that expression almost this entire chapter. Makes me wonder if he even knows what he has done to Lucy and her family. Oh well. He’s going to get what he deserves. And if he doesn’t, I will find him and burn all his scarfs. But if Lucy is dead, or we never will get to see her again, I will start a riot and take over the world. WORLD DOMINATION BABY, WHOOOOOO!
.-. June 5, 2013, 2:46 PM EST.
DIE MIKE JUST SAVE YOURSELF THE TROUBLE AND DIE
JORDAN GO AND GET SAM NOW AND KILL MIKE TOGETHER NOW
PS SOMEONE PLEASE PUT A SUEXMCCAIN COMMENT IN ASK ROSEVILL HIGH
N-master June 5, 2013, 2:47 PM EST.
Mike I’m starting to really hate you! You so selfcentered and could not give a ******* **** about how your actions effected anybody else but yourself! Listen bud I don’t give a **** how she treated you as every one of my social relationships is based on insulting, hitting and trying to cause dammage to the other person and here’s the thing, no body I know, does not like me! **** learn to accept that ****, give a bit back and don’t not live happily ever after! I mean ****! Wait! There is 1 person who hates me and that is because I madeout with his girlfriend… So **** off, open your eyes, listen to what the brother who is also having a mental / emotional breakdown has to say, and remember what it was like without Sandy in your life… Because Sandy,,,, IS NOT WITH YOU!!!! **** you stupid!
The G June 5, 2013, 2:49 PM EST.
Looks like my earlier thought of Jordan not knowing was completely wrong. But looking at the current situation, It seems like Mike himself doesn’t know. Then again, he never really saw much of Lucy after December, so I can figure he wouldn’t know. I’m curious how he’ll react, though…he’ll undoubtedly feel pretty bad. I know he wanted to not have to put up with Lucy anymore, but I don’t think he wanted it like this.
Oceanus92 June 5, 2013, 2:54 PM EST.
@Bertemai and @MC, well said to you both. I don’t think I could have put it better myself.
Damonashu June 5, 2013, 2:57 PM EST.
@Supertails19 I agree with several of your points about lucy as it would also not make a lot of since to kill her off
in my opinion I don’t think she went to stay with another family member because her bed was missing and it is a huge pain in the *** to move someone’s bed and all her other family members with the exception of her dad would have a spare bed for her to begin with her dad doesn’t because he is obviously on the move a lot which means he would not be able to move around with a giant *** bed
TheGentleman June 5, 2013, 2:57 PM EST.
Duh its all his fault
DinR June 5, 2013, 2:57 PM EST.
It would almost be kind of funny in my opinion if sandy actually has a crush on lucy and just used mike to get to her
TheGentleman June 5, 2013, 2:59 PM EST.
Mike is obviously OP, please nerf him
Gabriel June 5, 2013, 3:01 PM EST.
@Bertemai I get where your coming from on your argument but being a teenager myself I half to say that he could have just told lucy to stop I’ve had friends that did some annoying **** but who meant well by it and I just asked them to stop and they did so all mike had to really do is say to lucy knock that **** off it’s getting on my nerves and her likely response would have been to quit doing that
TheGentleman June 5, 2013, 3:04 PM EST.
“Mike is obviously OP, please nerf him”
He’s like Phoenix in MVC3
wr3h June 5, 2013, 3:06 PM EST.
Is it just me or does Mike look like he regrets what happened, but doesn’t want to show it?
Kerevar June 5, 2013, 3:08 PM EST.
Exactly, you do go both ways. >.>
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 5, 2013, 3:13 PM EST.
I’m sick of people calling Mike a Bitch - yes, what he said to her was wrong, but she ABUSED him. She repeatedly hit him, yelled at him, toyed with his emotions and hurt him! Why does nobody seem to care about him?
If the genders were reversed, and Michelle was talking to her long distance boyfriend and revealed that Louis had punched her in the face and gave her a nosebleed, there would be an outcry.
But oh no, poor, beautiful Lucy. How dare Mike cal her a parasite for treating him like **** for 10 years.
And yes I know the backstory - Lucy was ignored in kindergarten so she treats all her friends who inexplicably care A LOT about her like she hates them.
And yes I know she’s getting better - I like it when Lucy is nice - but dammit she’s 15 now she should have known better
Lou June 5, 2013, 3:17 PM EST.
Kinda hoping that mike has a break down coming to terms with what he has done.
And that Lucy ends up meeting Sandy at the same school. Let the Drama Continue!
Silent fan_until now June 5, 2013, 3:19 PM EST.
You don’t fit in. All the Mike supporters are on forum. The comments is where the Mike hater live.
To think last week this would be our Friday update…
I think we should all pitch in to have truck load of cookie delivered to taeshi!
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 5, 2013, 3:28 PM EST.
Mike…..stop being a little ****. No respect.
Macca June 5, 2013, 3:32 PM EST.
I’d suggest Mike just jump ship. Go be with his modeling girly and never bother Lucy or her family again. You’ve screwed up dude, huge.
Follarch June 5, 2013, 3:32 PM EST.
maybe with “you” he means “you people”, so he may not know the entire story.
boh... June 5, 2013, 3:33 PM EST.
Mike pushed Lucy away for so long because he believed she would never care for him the same way he did for her. So he tried to forget about her and look for happiness in someone else, but then Lucy (finally) poured her heart out to him and he didn’t know how to handle it. He thought he was happy with Sandy, but when Lucy told him she loved him he pushed her away because he didn’t want to get hurt again, so he tried to block it out completely. But then, after seeing Lucy and how she was acting he realized he still cares for her, at least enough to still want her in his life. Now he’s willing to fight to get her back. (My point of view thus far.)
BornAgain June 5, 2013, 3:38 PM EST.
MusicalChairs June 5, 2013, 3:40 PM EST.
I think you confuse “disrespectful” with “persistent”. He is genuinely concerned as to what happened, and most likely wants to right whatever wrongs have been brought on.
Bluecaptain June 5, 2013, 3:42 PM EST.
Jordan finally lets out what’s been bugging him this whole time…
This is going to be a painful set of pages.
Chocothunda June 5, 2013, 3:43 PM EST.
@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone I’m a Mike supporter and I’m here, so what?
SkyyKirby44 June 5, 2013, 3:43 PM EST.
@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone yeah what you said
@lou it’s not that people ignore how lucy treated mike it’s more on how he ended up handling it and if genders where reversed mike would be doing what lucy does and vice versa so in the end mike no matter what is the bad guy unless genders where reversed because then he would be lucy and licy would be him now plz enjoy this mind****
TheGentleman June 5, 2013, 3:43 PM EST.
C’mon Lucy, stop being so dramatic :U
Blats June 5, 2013, 3:48 PM EST.
Hey all you commenters out there commenting i’m going to pose a unrelated related question what do the characters in BCB eat because we see that all animals have intelligence on par with everyone else so do they eat other animals or eat kibble and cat food I just kind of been wondering that for awhile and taeshi if you feel like answering that would be cool to
TheGentleman June 5, 2013, 3:51 PM EST.
@TheGentleman: I never specifically said that Lucy would move in with her dad who is constantly on the move. Whoever she should stay with somebody she trusts. I’d hope her favorite brother Sam could at least have time for her, but that would be a little complicated as well seeing how Sam is currently going to a university. http://www.formspring.me/taeshi/q/ 462840925723324740 I figured that Lucy could be staying with Sam, but I didn’t rule out Lucy staying with her dad because he actually has a chance of cheering her up greatly(seriously who wouldn’t want to see their dad if they are always away?). About the giant bed: I’m pretty sure Lucy’s family can afford a moving truck to move her stuff. About her dad: He’s a mystery, but I’m pretty sure any dad would make time for their daughter if they found out how depressed that daughter was.
Oh, BCB characters eat normal food. Mike loves eating salmon. They also eat tuna sandwiches.
@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: Lou can comment on here or the forums and it wouldn’t matter who anyone supports. We all love BCB and that is what matters .
@Lou: If genders were reversed, then there would be a lot more Lucas haters than Michelle haters. I’ll like both of them and I’ll want each of them to find happiness even if it is not with each other while many others have senseless fights.
supertails19 June 5, 2013, 3:51 PM EST.
If the roles were reverse, I think Lucy would have left Mike because he was so abusive. And Paulo probably would have stood up to Mike and tell him to cut his crap. But contrary to the belief of Mike supporters if the roles were reversed we would be Lucy haters not Mike haters.
I was making a joke! Because is it not true that the comments are full of Mike haters and Lucy supporters. And the forum is the opposite.
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 5, 2013, 3:52 PM EST.
@supertails19 I did not say that she would not stay with she would not stay with her dad and if I gave that impression my bad I just meant that it would be very unlikely as he could be halfway across the world or an hour away any I am just saying that it would be unlikely for lucy to go stay with family and have everything in her room cleaned out and they could afford a moving truck but don’t your relatives that you go visit have a guest room with a bed because mine due ty for answering my food related question and good to know
@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone just saying that if gender reversal was in play that the same **** would be happening just that you and I would be pro mike not pro lucy
TheGentleman June 5, 2013, 4:00 PM EST.
hey can BCB fish talk or are they the only unintelligent animal
TheGentleman June 5, 2013, 4:07 PM EST.
All this Mike hate is hilarious. You all assume that him blowing up on Lucy is to blame for this. How do we even know she told her family about the incident? Fact is we don’t, and until Jordan spills the beans next page we won’t know anything.
Jordan breaking down like this is sad, but it seems to me that he needed to open up to someone. You can’t just hold in emotion and expect it to end well. Very excited to see development of a character we see so very little of. I’m neutral on the whole issue of Mike love/hate, so I can’t wait to see Jordan’s side of what’s going on. Mike finally trying to make up for a mistake should finally give real fuel to the debate on whether Mike was truly being an arse, or just standing up for himself. Stellar writing as always, and I’m glad we’re getting more pages now for further character development.
Zorak June 5, 2013, 4:07 PM EST.
@TheGentleman: I guess I should clear up some of what I said. Umm, distance wouldn’t really matter since Lucy’s Dad is a loving father that works hard to make sure her family is well taken care of and I’m certain he would do anything to cheer up his depressed daughter even if it meant that he’d have to stop racing for a while. They would have a place to stay in for a while and Lucy would hopefully get somewhat better.
The gender reversal thing wouldn’t really matter much to me since I don’t really hate either of them nor did I ever hate them before. Why would I hate the 2 characters I relate to the most? I’d rather hate myself than hate Mike or Lucy .
supertails19 June 5, 2013, 4:08 PM EST.
What if Lucy’s sick? Like, if she had cancer, or something…but then again, her hair isn’t lost, and I don’t see any lumps…maybe its a different type of sickness?
I’m not sure that Lucy moved away…but if she did, where would she go? Boarding school? Private school? Mental Asylum? Her parents aren’t separated or divorced, either…
She didn’t die, because that would probably…um…end the comic? Lead to nowhere? I don’t know, I just read the comments…
Nyah June 5, 2013, 4:10 PM EST.
@supertails19 well when you put it that way it makes more sense
though I still say that them moving Lucy’s bed is kinda weird though presently she may want to get away from it all what if she wants to go back then they have to lug that big ******* all the way up stairs
TheGentleman June 5, 2013, 4:12 PM EST.
NO NO NO
lazydayArtist June 5, 2013, 4:14 PM EST.
@Nyah yeah it’s being heartbroken and losing a long time friend with whom you were very close I doubt she went to a boarding school or mental institution as a boarding school would not help her in any way and she is not crazy or a danger to her self or others
now she may have gone to see a therapist or went to go hang out with that guy from the vaction whose name I can’t presently remeber
TheGentleman June 5, 2013, 4:16 PM EST.
bahh we probably won’t even be able to figure it out until after he tells Mike off. strange how mike got this far without someone throwing him a flurry of insults (besides the commenters of course)
naAr June 5, 2013, 4:16 PM EST.
@TheGentleman: Who said Lucy would be doing the lugging? Her brothers would rather bring the bed up on their own than let their little sister do it. Besides they could probably get some movers to do it for them if they wanted to.
Lucy could have asked to stay with Zachary and Catherine back in Acapulco, but I’m not certain if her family would let her stay with somebody they don’t know.
@Nyah: TheGentleman and I have been talking about Lucy moving away and it seems more likely that Lucy would stay with Sam or her dad… we are even considering Zachary(from the summer arc) to be another possibility. I’ll even agree with love/hate/hurt, who said Lucy could end up in Sandy’s school(which would go perfectly with one of my earlier suggestions). Anywhere is more likely than a mental institution or a morgue(>:(). Lucy isn’t dead and I doubt anything severely hazardous would happen to her, so please quit thinking so negatively, please .
supertails19 June 5, 2013, 4:17 PM EST.
@supertails19 Jesus dude fine they hired movers to do it are you happy now what I am saying is that it was unnecessary to move Lucy’s bed and there was no point in doing it that is why I find it weird no other reason than that it was unnecessary and would overall be a being waste of time
have you ever moved a bed up stairs though because I have and it is a huge pain in the *** and no one likes doing it and they obviously would not waste money on movers when Lucy’s mom could have her sons do it for free with minimal bitching also as brothers the would gladly help their sister does not make it any less unnecessary
TheGentleman June 5, 2013, 4:25 PM EST.
@naAr dude I hope you aren’t hoping lucy is dead that is not cool
TheGentleman June 5, 2013, 4:27 PM EST.
“It’s your fault… If she wasn’t moping so much mother wouldn’t have started drinking again, and She wouldn’t have driven Sam away. And when Sam left she just started crying and crying and she beat me! My mother beat me! I couldn’t… I couldn’t take it anymore. I had to leave…heh, you know, if I didn’t go to that party, maybe things would have been different, but no. I drank and drank and passed out. When my friends dropped me off home the next morning I found my mother covered in my sister’s blood, knife in her hand. Yes Mike, she’s dead. My little sister is ****ing dead. If you would have just! Just!… God damnit, no… No no…”
Ace June 5, 2013, 4:33 PM EST.
I’m putting all my money that Lucy has gone to therapy. She can’t die since the thing would end just like that and there’s still too much in the story to explore. If Lucy did join Augustus then her room wouldn’t be empty.
Detective Turtlez rests his case.
Turtlez June 5, 2013, 4:33 PM EST.
@supertails19 well she could mention that she and Zachary are friends and they could easily call him to see if he is trustworthy but she probably did not go with them because her parents don’t know them so that one could go either way
TheGentleman June 5, 2013, 4:34 PM EST.
*inserts Da da daaaa*
:o June 5, 2013, 4:35 PM EST.
@TheGentleman: Umm, sorry? I was just pointing out that it is not that hard to move a bed up and down with the right people. Sam lifted up Mike without any problem when he was younger and Jordan looks pretty strong(albeit tired).
supertails19 June 5, 2013, 4:36 PM EST.
I don’t think Augustus and Lucy would join up or go out I think their relationship is more along the lines of acquaintances/kindred spirits as both are currently dealing with rejection and to be frank Augustus does not like Lucy nor would he ever date her so sorry all you AugustusxLucy people out there
TheGentleman June 5, 2013, 4:38 PM EST.
It seems like something worse than her just leaving happened. I don’t think Jordan would be that upset if she just went, “I can’t stand it here, I’m sorry, but I’m moving.” I want to say she ran away… but why would her room be empty? Hm…
Alaystus June 5, 2013, 4:38 PM EST.
@supertails19 no reason to apologize just sort of annoying is all because we keep bringing up the same statements albeit worded slightly different but whatever I guess in the end we have both brought up good arguments on her moving or not so maybe we should kind of let this subject lie for the time being
TheGentleman June 5, 2013, 4:39 PM EST.
she probably just moved far away where Jordan cant see her and he has shown he loves his sister so of corse he’s upset.
Ildum June 5, 2013, 4:40 PM EST.
Somebody probably already said this, and I saw that @supertails19 said it would be bad for her to go to some sort of asylum, but what if she had only ATTEMPTED suicide, yet couldn’t do it. So she felt she had to leave. Jordan would be worked up about THAT I think, rather than her just moving away by itself.
Alaystus June 5, 2013, 4:43 PM EST.
@Ace what in the hell are you talking about
TheGentleman June 5, 2013, 4:44 PM EST.
@Alaystus she does not seem the type to commit or try to commit suicide it doesn’t go with her personality even when she is as upset as she is now
TheGentleman June 5, 2013, 4:46 PM EST.
Oh my gosh, Jordan’s face in the last panel is heart breaking. :c
Hayli June 5, 2013, 4:48 PM EST.
What if lucy just moved to a different room in her house and all other speculation on our parts is wrong
TheGentleman June 5, 2013, 4:48 PM EST.
If he continues that care-free attitude after Jordan told him THAT
I’m gonna smack a hoe. Oh man. I’d be sooo angry. lol
Hayli June 5, 2013, 4:53 PM EST.
I sorta surprised no body mentioned how freaked out mike was for like five seconds in the panel it is kinda funny
TheGentleman June 5, 2013, 4:53 PM EST.
you REALLY made me laugh >w<
(lucy moves to another room)
-she leaves school
-her brother is on a crappy mood full of sorrow and hate
-all these pages are just because vero wants us to suffer the especulations
I guess no
Gea June 5, 2013, 4:59 PM EST.
finally droped the tough guy act. have you Jordan? well just let it all out it will make you feel better. this is someone who will listen and care about what you have to say, Mike, and Mike does care people. He knows this is his fault and he, hopefully, wants to try to make amends for it. if he does he will, once again, become my favorite character
RPG Nerd June 5, 2013, 5:03 PM EST.
@Gea you never know all this could be a dream in one of the characters heads just to **** with us
TheGentleman June 5, 2013, 5:03 PM EST.
@RPGNerd if mike makes amends I will probably stop wishing him bodily harm though he will never become a favorite character for me more like a barely tolerated one but to each his own I guess
TheGentleman June 5, 2013, 5:05 PM EST.
am I the only one who thinks Mike doesn’t give a crap
fullmeowpanic June 5, 2013, 5:09 PM EST.
My guess is that Lucy got so stressed out and was thinking so much that she didn’t notice a car coming when she was crossing the street. She’s now in a coma and all her stuff got moved into Sam’s place because being so stressed out and distracted nearly cost her life. But that’s only my guess. The possibilities are endless because the story is so unpredictable, something I really love.
You rock Taeshi! You’re working so hard to please your fans, but don’t forget to relax too hopefully on weekends where I’m hoping you take a break from the comic even with this schedule change
Gabria93 June 5, 2013, 5:14 PM EST.
Watch man, next page is going to be Jordan trying to take another swing at Mike, but yeah. If the beans are going to get spilled about Lucy’s whereabouts it’d be nice to have it on the next update and by the way I am excited about this daily update. Work it!
Come on Jordan, don’t cry man. If your sister ain’t dead, then she must be doing alright. If she’s getting help then that’s better than just leaving her on her own and letting the problems in her head get worse.
Don’t waste your time displaying how upset you are Jordan, because it’s wasted on cross-circut brain robo Mike boy. Don’t make sense to me, since Mike usually fronts a smile, goes postal, or plays the snubbing game when someone throws fire in his face. Guess it only works when Lucy is around.
Don’t push it, Mike. Jordan is ****** and he’s telling you straight up your a big part of the problem, so best back down and let the embers cool. Oh, but we don’t care about others do we? Let’s just keep pressing the subject and see if somebody gets shot or a kneecap displaced.
Blank On Purpose June 5, 2013, 5:20 PM EST.
@Fullmeowpanic. You are not the only one. I also think Mike is uninterested in what happened. The only one that I think cares is Paulo, Daisy, and maybe Abbey.
Al3BEY June 5, 2013, 5:30 PM EST.
@supertails19. for your comment on the previous page. i was stating some reasons for as to why Mike did not fight back. one Pualo hit him with a double overhand in the head and Mike was still shocked that Paulo had the nerve to call him a cheater, and check me on this, and he was not dating Sandy then. also you try fighting a bunch of ****** off girls who think you are a cheater. it is not easy T_T. and sadly yes i speak from a friends experiance. he was at a birthday party, back in like 4th grade so a long time ago, and he ****** off some girls and they beat the crap out of him. one of them grabbed a plastic baseball bat and based him in the nuts. in other words Mike would have needed Chuck Norris helping him out to win that
aside from all that i think Mike is trying to hold all of his emotions inside so no one knows what he is thinking. now that i think about it i do that alot so maybe that is what he is doing. puttin on a calm facade to hide his real emotions.
RPG Nerd June 5, 2013, 5:30 PM EST.
So, Mike a.k.a. “NOBODY MOVES DA MAIN HERO!” McDouche can be moved after all. Of course he’ll act like a douche, even though he caused this mess (no, really, he should accept that punch to the face, if he’s not dense or total douche).
You should talk to Thanatos. He understands people who hate fictional cat-people.
Oh hell no. It’s not his fault she is a crybaby. Seriously, is telling someone that he has no friends, is such a crime these days? People, and probably cat-people as well are social beings. So what? While Mike made lots of friends by being brown nose, Lucy decided to be herself. Yeah, of course she is entitled to be herself, but only as long as everyone else accepts it. If she was to stupid to realise that nobody will accept her true self, she had it coming. Let’s be honest these days being yourself mostly means you’re about to commit social suicide. And since she didn’t want to be Mike’s spare girlfriend, in case Sandy would went on dick sucky sucky yum yum five dorra marathon, to help her career… well, as I said, she had it coming.
Commander_Zero June 5, 2013, 5:31 PM EST.
All this is making me feel weird…
Vanilla June 5, 2013, 5:37 PM EST.
If Mike can catch a punch, why did he never catch any of Lucy’s punches?
Then all of this could have been avoided.
JustSAIYAN June 5, 2013, 5:50 PM EST.
@Commander-Zero Never said I hated him just barely tolerated
TheGentleman June 5, 2013, 5:53 PM EST.
Paulo is worried, Mike is curious.
Karate shows its power again.
Doctor Nuclear June 5, 2013, 6:13 PM EST.
Lookie at that. He knows.
Welp! Who wants cake?
Ziggy June 5, 2013, 6:20 PM EST.
Okay, now for a scene change just to taunt us all.
The Real Lee June 5, 2013, 6:21 PM EST.
honestly wish i had a scarf like that, looks nice and warm
Curtis June 5, 2013, 6:26 PM EST.
Yes mike, is all your freaking fault!!
eagle June 5, 2013, 6:28 PM EST.
Dude, honestly it hard to put 100% of the blame on one person, it was a team effort
Curtis June 5, 2013, 6:30 PM EST.
nd i must once agian repeat my litany against ignorance, read from theREAL bigining, Chapter numero uno(Ch1)
Curtis June 5, 2013, 6:35 PM EST.
@JustSAIYAN: Lucy has been shown to punch, kick and shove so it wouldn’t have mattered whether he caught her punches or not.
@Curtis: I think it is meant that it is all Mike’s fault that Lucy is so depressed. If he hadn’t so viciously targeted all her emotional weak points in December then she wouldn’t be so depressed.
Moogle June 5, 2013, 6:36 PM EST.
Damn all the Mike haters are jumping for anything to bash him. He does care and Lucy deserved to be told down she hurt Mike so many times but the only thing she didn’t deserve was to bashed down in that harsh of a tone and I don’t blame Mike for that he was pressured so much from Lucys abusive nature that after YEARS of the hurt he couldn’t take and it let it all out. He’s the most kind and heroic character in this webcomic he saved Lucy not once but twice he protected her so many times and thats what you people seem to forget that he was also a victim he was just more paitent than the depending Lucy who couldn’t take 1 day of somebody finally puting her down in her spot. Mike haters shut up because you guys are obviously kids or immature morons since you type like this “GEROGKEGJ MIKE DIE JORDON KILL DAT MOFO BICH EIFJHER ” .
~Bat with a Cat June 5, 2013, 6:36 PM EST.
“I think it is meant that it is all Mike’s fault that Lucy is so depressed. If he hadn’t so viciously targeted all her emotional weak points in December then she wouldn’t be so depressed.”
****EN THANK YOU! God someone gets it!
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 5, 2013, 6:47 PM EST.
Dang, something’s gotta be freaking serious to make Jordan cry. Mike, I think you another white cat an apology
Soup June 5, 2013, 6:49 PM EST.
i cant take the time to respond to that(not for any pupose of rudness) but because i have prepared a.. extensive comment for the next update that i feel will lay out my opinion, the opinion of mos MikexLucy folowers, and some truths as to the overall relationship of the Mike, Lucy, sandy triangle. it does so in what i feel is a reasonable and insightful tone so please bear with me
Curtis June 5, 2013, 6:51 PM EST.
is it really ALL Mike’s fault Lucy DID hurt him a lot after all.
Shira Hoult June 5, 2013, 6:56 PM EST.
to sum up the entire comic, and most of reality as well, it’s complicated
Curtis June 5, 2013, 6:57 PM EST.
I bet Mike’s thinking that Jordan/her family is just about as unstable as Lucy was/is.
JustSaying June 5, 2013, 7:00 PM EST.
C’mon Jordan, suck it up and tell him. At least he deserves to know, right?
@~Bat with a Cat
Wow, glad to see someone finally summed up my feelings about the situation! Though you seem to be a bit on the opposing side of the spectrum. Probably just me though
Lokiallen June 5, 2013, 7:08 PM EST.
really wonder what happened to her xD
Toxic-Flare June 5, 2013, 7:23 PM EST.
oh, for the purpose of blowing your minds: lucy was not always as mean, moody, and confrontational as she is now.
in fact she was at ne point quite nice on a fairly regular basis.
once again READ FROM THE VERY BIGINING
Curtis June 5, 2013, 7:36 PM EST.
i dont think lucy killed her self shes broken but not beaten if any thing maybe she ran off with mr holly wood from the play but that is also unlikely i know time will tell but who knows maybe she just moved out
dr.lime June 5, 2013, 7:37 PM EST.
awe jordan 3
lorella June 5, 2013, 7:45 PM EST.
There’s been a lot of comments from people on either side of the “Mike’s Fault —— Lucy’s Fault” spectrum, but there doesn’t seem to be many people in the middle. In my opinion, the blame lies with both of them. They both did things they shouldn’t have, and they both could have done things better…. but then, it wouldn’t be as interesting of a story! At the core of the story is their (for lack of a better word) bittersweet relationship. It isn’t perfect, it is painful sometimes, but it’s something they both cherish, however much they try and deny it. They try to deny it to themselves and others, but it’s a part of them.
People do things wrong, people screw up, and people say things they don’t mean. It happens. It’s painful, it’s messy, and sometimes it screws things up… but it happens. The most important thing is, what do they do now? The past is unchangeable. The future, however, is full of opportunities. Let’s not try and blame somebody, lets just watch and see what happens.
CrazyCat June 5, 2013, 7:49 PM EST.
Wow Jordan is pretty short then.
shaaa June 5, 2013, 7:49 PM EST.
Well on the whole Mike’s fault vs Lucy’s fault my opinion is that what ever Mike does is Mike’s fault. Whatever Lucy does is Lucy’s fault. What ever anybody else does doesn’t mean they forced anything on you. They might have contributed but its always the person who actually does the action’s fault. So i have to say i think it’s Lucy’s fault if she did something radical.
Innocent bystander June 5, 2013, 8:01 PM EST.
Thank you CRAZY CAT!! Finally those of us that see the thing as a whole and see the threads going between the characters that weaves the tapestry of the bittersweet universe are becoming more numerous!!!(just had to wax poetic there srry)
though im still x
Curtis June 5, 2013, 8:02 PM EST.
That’s right Jordan, just let it all out
I still say Jordan doesn’t know who’s to blame, just that someone made his sister sad. If he knew it who it was, then he would not have had barred Paulo from seeing his sister, or just gone around blaming people for Lucy’s depression. Poor guy
Subaru June 5, 2013, 8:04 PM EST.
I think because of the end of chapter 74, he thinks that everything was fine, and that’s why he doesn’t realize it could be his fault. She was already broken, and it probably didn’t matter that he ‘apologized’. It still hurt her and asking to start over isn’t gonna fix it. It’s not like she was gonna easily just forget about it like that. He doesn’t know that the damage has been done and he can’t change it now.
RandomFox2 June 5, 2013, 8:12 PM EST.
Get the hell out! You are too wise for us mortals! (I mean that as a compliment)
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 5, 2013, 8:38 PM EST.
Jordan is older than lucy .w.
And yeah, i think lucuy will go to abrod and transfer scohol
and meet sandy.
alexia June 5, 2013, 8:44 PM EST.
0_0 I’m afraid to say anything related to the comment today, mostly because I’m out of sorts but also because the comment section seems like a mosh pit.
Gate-Senpai June 5, 2013, 8:53 PM EST.
You should try reading @Supertails19 and my comments. We’re “in the middle” kind of people. ;3
The first thought that came into my head when I saw Jordan crying was, “Nononononononononooooooooo—-”
Please don’t cry Jordan. ;A;
New ship. e___e
Yaschiri June 5, 2013, 8:57 PM EST.
seriously Mike wtf. I don’t hate you and i know you aren’t ignorant but don’t appear that way. it just makes me want to punch you. It annoys me to no end.
Aside from that Jordan could seriously use a hug right now.
imaginative monsters June 5, 2013, 8:57 PM EST.
Y’know, its sad. Mike said he wanted to friends, she had wanted that all this time. And then PFFLRT she leaves. And she’s missing out on seeing Mike caring and be concerned for her. That’s all I guessed she wanted but I’m apparently silly to think that, right?
Meow June 5, 2013, 8:58 PM EST.
Were you here when Mike told Lucy he hated her? THAT was a mosh-pit. This is more like a gentle slap fight. e_e
Yaschiri June 5, 2013, 9:19 PM EST.
if people bothered to read the comic from the very bigining(the post back from 06 and on) you would see that mike CAN’T hate lucy, the most he could do is fool himself into thinking he did, and now even that is gone, he’s maturing.
Curtis June 5, 2013, 9:25 PM EST.
I like how Mike’s being all calm and collected now instead of the emotional one.
Neo June 5, 2013, 9:37 PM EST.
@TheGentleman and @supertails19 Ye. I kinda was thinking that.
I would think that Lucy could stay with Zachary, because um, they sorta trust each other near the end of the Vacation part, but would Lucy’s parents agree to let her stay with someone they haven’t met yet? so, thanks…c:
Nyah June 5, 2013, 9:45 PM EST.
Wow. Look at all the comments saying he should hit Mike.
Do you guys approve of violence then? Think everything should be dealt with fists? The story doesn’t even say what Mike did yet. He apologized and the next day she’s gone. That doesn’t say he did anything wrong. So far, it looks like he’s done right.
Look at you guys. You want Jordan to hit Mike for *apologizing*. You guys are animals.
Marscgm June 5, 2013, 9:54 PM EST.
Maybe mike is actually worried about Lucy?
Rioo June 5, 2013, 10:03 PM EST.
Oh god this is getting dull. “It’s all your fault mike! She left cuz of you! *cires*” Give me a break.
asdf June 5, 2013, 10:17 PM EST.
Oh my god mike shut up and go away, go and buy something for Sandy, no one cares, can’t you see Jordan is crying, so is Paulo? This is all UOUR FAULT
Naruko June 5, 2013, 10:42 PM EST.
I feel like my heart is going to break please tell me that Lucy is ok
I HATE U MIKE ¬¬ TT_TT
Jonathan June 5, 2013, 10:57 PM EST.
@Naruko ha i agree that he should probably **** off but i don’t think he is going to get the hint anytime soon
TheGentleman June 5, 2013, 10:58 PM EST.
@Jonathan ok is such a relative term in this instance though i can honestly say that lucy is alive and breathing
TheGentleman June 5, 2013, 11:00 PM EST.
I don’t think Mike has to break down to understand he did wrong. No amount of angsting is going to solve the problem, and it seems he’s grown up a ton in that respect. Gone is the Mike who trembles when he’s yelled at and fumes silently when he’s antagonized. He’s just doing what he needs to, and that has won me back over to him in a way no clichéd redemption plot could have.
Hazel June 5, 2013, 11:01 PM EST.
I’m worried on a number of levels… Can’t wait till tomorrow!
SpiritWolf15x June 5, 2013, 11:01 PM EST.
@Marscgm - Have you read the December chapter? Just wondering as Mike DID do something, that something was chewing Lucy out good (caused her to be dead eyes) and that’s why a lot of people want Jordan to hit Mike (also his attitude for awhile has been making people angry). If you did, then ‘sorry’ does not fix something like that. Plus Sandy kinda pushed him into saying sorry, so people could still be angry about that too. P:
KoiInTheRedPond June 5, 2013, 11:06 PM EST.
Silverfox June 5, 2013, 11:29 PM EST.
the family resemblence
the tsundere extremes
&&of course Mike didn’t know. again…he may just be asking outbof a guilty conscience, yet wondering at his accuracy of assessing the situation vs. paranoia that its his fault.
somehow I still wonder if Jordan really knows, or if he just noticed that Lucy and Mike stopped hanging out…but somehow I feel like their family is extremely close and tells each other everything….idek sigh
silveryogurt June 5, 2013, 11:37 PM EST.
Das June 6, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.
Poor, poor Jordan.
Just-A-Lurker June 6, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.
This is heartbreaking.
johnnyBUZZ June 6, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.
Mike really doesn’t learn.
First he hurts Lucy and now when he finally sees the full extent of his actions (that they went beyond just hurting Lucy, but her family and his own group of friends) he still chooses acts like a thoughtless self-centered selfish jerk.
Instead of leaving Lucy’s family alone to deal with their obvious grief, Mike (being the self-centered pr*ck he is) decides to act like a freaky stalker and force Lucy’s brother into telling him what happened. Can’t he see the poor guy is obviously really upset about his sister leaving? Yes, but he doesn’t care and instead chooses to do what he wants, while ignoring the feelings of everyone else around him.
Instead of harassing Lucy’s brother when he’s obviously really upset, maybe he should wait a few days for Lucy’s family to recover a bit from whatever situation they are going through. I dunno, just seems like the nice thing to do since he technically created this problem for them. They might also be more willing to talk once they are less emotional. Just saying.
Though of course I know this would slow the story down… so I can’t complain.
Lime Cake June 6, 2013, 12:21 AM EST.
Lucy’s family may not know *exactly* what happened, but they’re probably smart enough to put it together. Funny thing about parents, they generally like to keep tabs on where their children are, especially so when in their teen years.
When Lucy went over to Mike’s in the December chapter, Lucy likely called her mother to let her know she would be home late, and where she was going to be. When Lucy left for school that morning, she was likely in a normal mood. “Hi mom, going over to Mike’s to work on a project for school.” Afterward, she returns home, and then for apparently SEVERAL WEEKS hardly says a word nor even really comes out of her room.
“Say, do you think maybe something happened when she went over to Mike’s house?”
“I dunno, hard to say. If only we had some clue….Any clue at all.”
McNameless June 6, 2013, 12:30 AM EST.
First, for all of you bashing Mike like there’s never-going-to-be-antoher-panel-where-Mike-does- something-annoying, chill. While his face is rather annoying on the penultimate panel, I don’t think it’s supposed to be that way. It’s just an awkward angle. Second, if someone who supposed to be the tough guy suddenly starts bawling in front of you, it’s hard to react accordingly. Especially if you’ve never been in that situation before, or at least in Mike’s case, being in that situation without acting brashly. Third, being inquisitive is better that breaking down too. You probably can’t do anything to help him if you’re too much of a mess to function. Letting Jordan get in a good hit is also dumb, because who knows how strong he is, and if he gets in one hit, will he stop there? Nothing can hurt an already delicate relation like beating up one of the family members, even if it was self defense. Finally, the way Jordan’s tears are bubbling on the last page makes it look like he has shaving cream coming out of his eyes. (I’m not quite sure if this great and almighty face is quite judgmental enough, but it’ll have to do.)
Fun Fact of the Day: White Cats are actually the stupidest of the species.
Mr. Blue June 6, 2013, 12:30 AM EST.
Another “fun fact”. “Stupidest” is no more a word than “funnest”. C:
Yaschiri June 6, 2013, 12:53 AM EST.
See Mike? LOOK WHAT U HAVE DONE!!!
Pauloisjustthatboss June 6, 2013, 1:19 AM EST.
Abouting to cry D’:
MECHEN DER KRIEGTÖRTILLEM June 6, 2013, 1:25 AM EST.
to quote the pythons GET ON WITH IT
ABLACKGUY June 6, 2013, 1:31 AM EST.
And now the Jordan x Mike fanfics begin…
JK, that would never happen in this fandom, right?
Pyre_of_Onyx June 6, 2013, 1:39 AM EST.
All the feels. Please Taeshi just tell us what happened!!!!
That guy on your left June 6, 2013, 1:47 AM EST.
Since when is mike this extra cool poker face dude
when did that happen
how why June 6, 2013, 1:48 AM EST.
fINALLY SOMEONE SAYS IT
THANK YOU JORDAN
meanwhile, go away Mike. Everyone knows you really don’t care and you just like to be that ******* who knows everything. You don’t deserve to know.
Ali June 6, 2013, 1:54 AM EST.
I hope she died
Searis June 6, 2013, 2:03 AM EST.
I still kinda like Mike, despite the fact that yelled at Lucy which brought him a heap lower. I’m starting to get used to Paulo- but I really think Sandy should stop dictating and come and see whats actually happening and all the mayhem shes creating
Brooke Windom June 6, 2013, 2:20 AM EST.
ATTEMPED/SUCCEEDED SUICIDE. I’M BLOWING THE SUICIDE WHISTLE.
OH NO June 6, 2013, 2:28 AM EST.
How about before everyone starts pointing fingers and bashes each other, why don’t find out what ACTUALLY happened first. So far everything is theory, some with sufficient probability. Nothing’s been confirmed yet besides that Lucy is MIA.
starfighter105 June 6, 2013, 2:31 AM EST.
On the last panel I was like: ”Nice page, hmm… what’s thi-AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!! the last panel is just ADOOOOORABLEEE!!! i <3 Jordans different coloured eyes :3
iti June 6, 2013, 2:35 AM EST.
OBJECTION! If Lucy were to have committed, or at least attempted to commit, suicide why now, just as her and Mike were starting to patch things up?
Trubeque Ace Attorney June 6, 2013, 3:51 AM EST.
Sorry, I do keep whinging about Mike, but he’s driving me crazy and I want to figure out why!
I think here, I don’t like how he’s trying to be the “calm, sensible mature one”, when his immature behaviour and cruel words caused this in the first place. Sorry, scarf-kitty, I’m of the mind that you really don’t hold any higher moral ground than Lucy or anyone else!
All of these characters are young, all of them are figuring things out and making mistakes. But it drives me absolutely insane to see someone who I thought was grounded and sensible, who I trusted to have enough foresight to take his actions carefully and seriously, make a mistake in handling his relationship with a long-time friend and STILL offer no apparent evidence that he genuinely feels BAD about it!
Everyone else is upset, kitty, and you’ve seen the repercussions of your actions up to this point - why are you so indifferent? What the ever-loving crap is going through your head to make you act this way??
(Taeshi, this story is incredible and I’m way more invested than I ever thought I’d be! Thank you for sticking with it and for giving us these weekday updates!)
Ryuko June 6, 2013, 4:05 AM EST.
Aw, bby ;__;
Linkification June 6, 2013, 4:21 AM EST.
The scene is carrying itself too slow, how many more pages of Lucy’s brother seething anger are we going to see?
But hey, there are weekly updates so there’s really no place to complain.
Amity June 6, 2013, 4:52 AM EST.
Mike. Teach me your poker face man.
Aside from that I will say that Mike does need to show some emotion, even if just a little then people will get off his *** for the first time since he sorta apologized to Lucy in Curtain Call.
RPG Nerd June 6, 2013, 7:10 AM EST.
seriusly people you guy are unconsciously wallowing in ignorance due to not having read from the very bigining and seeing all the things mike and lucy have done for eachother
Curtis June 6, 2013, 9:02 AM EST.
I have a cat that looks exactly like Lucy’s brother… huh. I just realized that.
Drawing Freak June 6, 2013, 9:03 AM EST.
People are saying she’s dead but that seems kind of like the weirdest and least likely thing ever, considering that I doubt her family were talking about killing her in December after the Winter Break and her being like “Do I have a say in it” then walking out the house.
I’m pretty sure that ain’t things that happen in normal houses.
Also, I can’t unsee the phallic shape of the tears in Jordan’s eyes.
Damien June 6, 2013, 9:21 AM EST.
Well, thing is, when you go to a psych hospital, you don’t really get to bring your entire room with you. Since this is a fictional story, its possible she could be doing so to stay at a grouphome for kids who need prolonged mental help with depression or whatnot. But that’s a major thing to do, and as far as I’m aware, Lucy isn’t that far gone. She was depressed, but she was dealing with it in a rather calm, collected way. Sufficed to say that could have been a farce but… She seemed to be pretty in control, even in her times of privacy. Ir’s really hard for me to predict whats goin on with her which is why the daily updates is such a miracle omg
and as far as Mike’s concerned; he f*cked up. There’s a lot of people who say Lucy abused him, but they had a very dynamic relationship, that wasn’t the only thing going on. Also note how he didn’t even SEE IT AS ABUSE UNTIL SANDY FREAKED OUT ABOUT IN “DECEMBER”. Lucy is a troubled kid who has a hard time conveying how she really feels. Mike understood that, which was what made him so invaluable to her. Sarcasm and tsundere weren’t the only thing in their friendship. They also had a lot of good times together including several tender moments. Mike knew that Lucy cared about him rather deeply. He began to grow frustrated by her actions, mostly because he wanted her affections. It wasn’t until he had Sandy to sweet talk that he let those frustrations turn to malignance, simply because he didn’t know how to process them since he was more or less over her at that point. It didn’t help that Sandy was fueling him with “o no maishuuul shes such a bad person crie crie”. Of COURSE he’s going to agree with her to his fullest extent. What better way to strengthen a bond than through mutual dislike of someone?
So, Lucy’s not totally innocent, she could have laid off of the tsundere bullsh*t for a bit. But she’s always been afraid, she doesn’t KNOW HOW to show her feelings and she doesn’t want to risk doing so for fear of no reciprocation or rejection.
But Mike. He KNOWS her. He knows how she thinks and what she’s really like. He allowed himself to get swept up in his new waifu and let her totally sway his opinion on what was supposed to be his best friend. I think that once Sandy comes down a little on his pedestal, he’ll see that. He’s already starting to remember that Lucy is a person with thoughts and feelings that don’t revolve solely around him or causing his demise.
Rii June 6, 2013, 9:49 AM EST.
@Rii THANK YOU FOR POINTING OUT THAT MIKE DIDN’T EVEN CARE UNTIL SANDY SAID SOMETHING! THAT IS VERY CRUCIAL! IT PROVES THAT MIKE IS BEING OVERLY SENSITIVE TO WHAT SHE SAYS.
Rylan June 6, 2013, 10:03 AM EST.
@Rii: So you mean to tell me this had nothing to do with Mike’s reaction?
supertails19 June 6, 2013, 10:28 AM EST.
EXACTLY! 100% CORRECT! Cookies for you!
@Rii and @supertails19
Sandy been telling Mike, Lucy is basically “evil” for a long period of time. In “December” we see them talking with a CORDED phone:
OH AND HE HAS NO SCARF!
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 6, 2013, 10:52 AM EST.
At that point, Sandy was already back in his life and he was doing a dandy job of getting over Lucy. He had a new object of affection and that’s when he started caring less and less.
They were still friends, though. It wasn’t until Sandy reacted the way she did that Mike decided that Lucy was such a bane to his life.
Rii June 6, 2013, 10:58 AM EST.
JORDAN IS ADORABLE!!!!
I have no idea June 6, 2013, 11:04 AM EST.
Sandy was the one he really wanted all along. He basically used Lucy as a stand in because he wanted someone to fill that romantic spot. There are several times where he was with Lucy and either thought of Sandy or flatout pretended she WAS Sandy. Which is just… such a sh*tty thing to do.
he says right here how, yeah he did want Lucy that way but then SANDY CAME BACK. He had who he really wanted now, and didn’t have to use Lucy as a substitute.
Not to mention how callously he dealt with her spilling her feelings out to him.
“I love you”
“yeah i p much knew that but i got this other chick soooo.. later!”
Rii June 6, 2013, 11:10 AM EST.
@Rii: Lucy had a chance to win Mike’s heart http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p49.html but she was too young and her reaction was a bit too harsh for Mike to handle. Sandy would not have been an issue if Lucy had been able to get him to stop without literally shoving him away. A simple “Look I care about you, but I’m not ready to do this right now” would have been nice. Works fine for a lot of people I now.
Lucy actually had several chances to win Mike over and if you see Taeshi’s comments in certain parts of the story, then you’d know. That page I linked up there^ is one of them.
@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: Don’t fill everyone’s head with lies. Sandy did not ever call Lucy evil. If you take some time to read Just Beautiful for once, then you will know what Sandy thinks of Lucy. Back in the December pages, Sandy was just a concerned girlfriend which is 100% natural. Seriously if you sit back and keep quiet when somebody you care about is being hurt, then you are not being a good boyfriend/girlfriend.
supertails19 June 6, 2013, 11:26 AM EST.
It really is kind of awful what Mike’s doing. He ****ed up, and he told Lucy straight up that he wasn’t her friend. Well if he’s not going to be her friend he has no right demanding to know what is going on with her. I’m sure he’s not being intentionally malicious, but it is pretty selfish.
@Rii I agree with what you’ve pointed out here. I doubt Sandy was intentionally manipulating Mike away from Lucy….hell, she even told him to try and make amends after Lucy had texted her! She, unlike Mike, didn’t understand Lucy one bit, and was just concerned for her boyfriend. But Mike let his feelings for Sandy cloud his judgement, and he definitely took too far with telling Lucy off.
Anyways, I really hope Lucy didn’t attempt suicide, though admittedly that was my first guess. I have some serious doubts and hope that she didn’t try, especially after Augustus found her on the roof top. I don’t doubt she has suicidal thoughts at this point, as she mentioned at the library before her last time at Mike’s house, but on the roof it seemed as though she understood that suggesting she kill herself was not a plausible option.
Katyroo June 6, 2013, 11:31 AM EST.
Lucy had every right to react that way. He suddenly KISSED her and she was obviously not ready for it. She’s scared to even get emotionally involved, let alone physically. I myself have a best friend with whom I share a lot of romantic tension and as much as I love him, if he kissed me out of nowhere I’d be pretty upset too because I wouldn’t be ready or know how to handle it. If anything, this further illustrates his blatant lack of care for her comfort or feelings.
Rii June 6, 2013, 11:43 AM EST.
@Curtis, @Yaschiri, @ TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone, and @Supertails19,
XD Thank you guys, I’m glad somebody is of the same opinion! You are awesome people.
CrazyCat June 6, 2013, 11:46 AM EST.
@Rii: Okay what are you talking about, Sandy did not come back all the way in Chapter 51. Also, are you really talking about something Mike did when he was 9 and using it for something he did recently? Wow, I’m just going to forget how dumb that sounds.
Let me just show you a few things: Before Lucy confessed http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c48/p10.html and after http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c53/p11.html
Here are Mike’s thoughts on all of it: http://askbcb.tumblr.com/post/34898907698 and http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c55/p31.html I wouldn’t have been surprised if he didn’t believe a single word that came out of her mouth during her confession… kind of sad because Lucy did mean it, but she didn’t do a good enough job showing it .
@Rii: Uhh, suddenly? Didn’t he tell her first? http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p47.html He did it because he was trying to be more confident around her.
supertails19 June 6, 2013, 11:53 AM EST.
@ OH NO:
Yeah, I was guessing something like suicide/attempted suicide. She seemed so depressed….
That guy on your left June 6, 2013, 11:56 AM EST.
okay, lets not get rude or anything, this is a friendly discussion and comparison of opinions |:U
I’m not saying he and Sandy were in a relationship at that point, but she was still back and that was when his attention and loyalties began to shift. And I’m not sure what you’re talking about with him being nine? If you mean the kiss thing, I was responding to the link you posted. Wherein they certainly were not nine years old..
The only opinion he’s sharing there was his thoughts on her ‘rebound’. I feel like at that point, he was kind of looking for things to add to the “reasons I can’t stand Lucy” list.
His apology was awesome- both of them had great dialogue and did a tremendous job in dealing with it, I won’t deny that. That’s the stuff I love to see. But like I said, as he got closer with Sandy, he had less of a need for Lucy. You don’t see any interaction like that for a good, long while- rather it gets more hostile and dismissive, even when Lucy strives to make it better.
Look at her, though, she’s clearly so uncomfortable with it <:c
he really pushed her on it and did so against her asking him not to
Rii June 6, 2013, 12:05 PM EST.
Doctor Nuclear June 6, 2013, 12:15 PM EST.
Aaaaaaaand I wonder why the comments are not locked down.
HIC June 6, 2013, 12:33 PM EST.
I didn’t say Sandy said she was quote on quote “EVIL” I said basically. I read “Just Beautiful” and I have to say to Sandy is WHY THE **** DIDN’T YOU SAY THAT SOONER? As Rii said why would Mike like someone if Sandy doesn’t?
Lucy is like 10! To be honest well, she is Lucy is looks scared in “Pillow Talk”
Mike knows Lucy better than how he acts. Rii said it in his first comment
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 6, 2013, 12:55 PM EST.
@Rii Damn your making a lot of excelant points and I agree on all of them
TheGentleman June 6, 2013, 12:57 PM EST.
@supertails19 dude in the end the whole thing is going to be mikes fault sure lucy beat up on him I had a friend that did that at one time it didn’t bother me at all so mike reaction was way overboard and could have been handled way better and to a lesser extent sandy is also to blame for ****ing up mikes head even if she was trying to help without fully understanding the relationship between him and lucy
TheGentleman June 6, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.
@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone Sandy is not basically evil she is just really ignorant of a lot of things she was probably to protected as a child
TheGentleman June 6, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.
@Rii: No I wasn’t trying to be rude… It’s just that you were talking about things he did when he was 9, right after Sandy left and Lucy was there for him all the way back in fourth grade. I’m not sure about you since you seem rather smart, but I made quite a few dumb mistakes back when I was that age as well and Mike knows that what he did was wrong http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c25/p6.html < this is the chapter you were referencing earlier where Mike states he was nine when he used Lucy as a replacement. That’s where the 9 came from and not the link I gave you, http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p49.html here Lucy is obviously 12 since that is what Taeshi said.
Umm, the reason I showed you the before and after links is because I wanted you to see who Lucy was with before and after she confessed to Mike. Paulo was the one grabbing her behind right before the apology(You are right the apology was awesome, but Mike’s timing… he showed up just in time to see Lucy getting her behind groped… uhh, yeah that didn’t help her case much). The after was her being with Paulo(granted they didn’t do anything, but Mike is definitely free to assume… anything at all ).
“I feel like at that point, he was kind of looking for things to add to the “reasons I can’t stand Lucy” list.” -Rii
I’m pretty sure Mike had been adding on to that list ever since Lucy inadvertently pushed Mike to make it official with Sandy http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c20/p4.html I think I mentioned before that Lucy had plenty of chances to win Mike over. I think admitting her feelings for him before he found Sandy’s number would have been one of them. Actually even showing him that she does care and NOT messing it up soon after would have been nice.
Umm, before you get mad at me just read Taeshi’s comment on her and hopefully you’ll understand why I said with that last line: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c12/p30.html
This is what I had at the end of my previous comment before I ran out of time and I might as well toss it on here:
I’m not expecting her to be ready for a relationship(I wasn’t ready for one at 12), but maybe she could have been less harsh. Mike did look pretty heartbroken a few pages later.
@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: Yeah I understand that Lucy was in no position to handle a relationship or that kiss, but the way she reacted certainly crushed Mike as you can tell in the second to last panel: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p50.html Are you trying to tell me there was no other way to handle that than by pushing him away?
Also, why are you blaming Sandy for not knowing that Lucy cares for Mike when she was never told beforehand?
@TheGentleman: Uhh, keep believing that .
supertails19 June 6, 2013, 1:14 PM EST.
@supertails19 i’ll do that and you can keep believing what you want
TheGentleman June 6, 2013, 1:37 PM EST.
@supertails19 two can play at this game
TheGentleman June 6, 2013, 1:38 PM EST.
@TheGentleman: Yeah, keep on believing Sandy is ignorant when her only source of info is the texts and phone calls she gets from Mike’s phone . Blame Sandy like all the rest of the haters if it’ll make you feel better. I’ll point you to what I said to TheRealSomeone before I saw your comment: “Also, why are you blaming Sandy for not knowing that Lucy cares for Mike when she was never told beforehand?” -Supertails
supertails19 June 6, 2013, 3:47 PM EST.
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