75. Breaking Up, page posted 6/11/13

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Comment ID #248532

Well she tried to kill herself WAY TO GO MICHEAL
Does it really take some one to try and KILL THEMSELVES to notice that you might have Hurt them? Really?
Just…. Uggh

Dr.Rockit June 11, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #248533

That’s good to know but WHAT HAPPENED
Also this doesn’t explain why she can’t go to school anymore aaa

I love the last panel.

shaaa June 11, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #248534

(Damn, so close!)

Anyways, great. Just great. Like stuff couldn’t get any worse.

Ditto June 11, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #248535

WAT. JUST TELL US LILY OMFG

Gabba June 11, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #248536

On noes

Wolfpoet June 11, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #248537

Yeah why are you here? It’s not like you’ve ever cared before…

Arkon June 11, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #248538

Damnit mike. What happened to Lucy? D:

KIK June 11, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #248539

OMG WHY!!!!?

Bleh June 11, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #248540

oh no :O

bunnyclub June 11, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #248541

I bet this conversation will go until Friday, and next week we’ll know what happened. I can’t wait :O!

T68 June 11, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #248542

I NEED TO KNOW!!!

Bleh June 11, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #248543

Mike looks like a girl in that second to lat panel XD

Solaris June 11, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #248544

Oh boy… So NOW he cares…

SerafinoDragonTamer June 11, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #248545

I’m never here this early.

Rogue June 11, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #248546

I still don’t get why there was nothing in her room. Or how Mike magically knew where to go without Jordan actually saying anything.

Patrick June 11, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #248547

Yeah I’m betting on her attempting suicide now.. But it’s still being too vague to tell

Gabba June 11, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #248548

Leave Mike. You helped cause this. You have no right to be there.

kami June 11, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #248549

FFFFFFF She didn’t what???
Good question, Lily…
He does care about her, but it’s kinda late…
Idk I barely caught this update
I liked midnight updates better. XD they were easier to remember idk

Dakota June 11, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #248550

Oh shiaaaaaaaattt. Why can’t they just say what happened huffufufufuuuuu

lampshade June 11, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #248551

I think she’s just been required some mental consultation

Aether June 11, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #248552

holy sheet O.O

Anon June 11, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #248553

“She DIDN’T”

Totally did bro. Totally did. Now stop talking like a gossipy housewife.

etyb June 11, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #248554

XD yes! lucy is ok, but still wondering what happened to her. :/

Teed June 11, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #248555

Oh look, everyone’s blaming Michael for Lucy being so selfish that she would go and try to kill herself. Guess what? Lucy is an idiot who turns pissy when she doesn’t get what she wants, and Michael is an actual sensible cat-person. Lucy is just a whiny *** who decides that if she can’t get what she wants, she’s gonna make everyone else suffer. I guess that just my opinion, but Lucy just makes me so angry. God I hate her. But I absolutely love Veronica Vera for being able to create a character that gives me so much emotional distress that I actually react to them as if they are a real person. Brava Vera.

Hey there its Moi June 11, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #248556

And now I want to guess, I mean all this drama has been hinted at too many times for her to be in hospital through a random accident so… But it’s one of those situations where maybe the truth is something completely different from what’s been hinted at… Aargh the suspense!

… Wow my sentence is strange O.O

Elly123 June 11, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #248557

I wonder how Yashi is holding up. It makes me think she wouldn’t try to kill herself and leave Yashi and Chirps all alone. She knows how it feels to be abandoned, and I can’t imagine she could do the same to creatures who call her “mom”. With the bombshell Lucy dropped on her when she said Mike had a girlfriend, Yashi is already broken. Either she won’t forgive Lucy, or Lucy didnt try to kill herself.

Rogue June 11, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #248558

She won’t be out in a week if she’s DEAD!!! But she’s not, so..,

Yxela007 June 11, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #248559

Oh my Lordy what happened?! The suspense is killing me D:

Midstrike June 11, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #248560

Micheal, why are you here. It’s fine and I don’t judge you that you made a decision to sever your friendship long ago… But it is not okay that all of a sudden you wish to enter Lucy’s life again. You need to let her heal. After all you have done to her mentally, it isn’t surprising it has come to this. Making an appearance during her recovery in the hospital will only lengthen the long suffering she has been through. It is not ok Micheal. You aren’t the nice guy anymore. You cant help Lucy through this because it is your fault this happened. Be careful what you wish for.

AnnaBelle2 June 11, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #248561

Jesus, her eyes are blood shot. This chapter is just breaking my heart all over the place.

Jinx. June 11, 2013, 1:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #248562

Come on kitty, I’ve been so frustrated and fed up with you! You haven’t fully grasped the impact your cruel words had on one of your best friends since childhood! You said you’d try to make amends, but it isn’t until NOW that maybe you realize the consequences of your words!

I never wanted to be angry at this scarf-toting cat, so please, PLEASE prove to us that you understand, Michael!

Kudos to Lily for always standing up to him when Lucy can’t. And I am personally dying of curiosity - what does Lucy’s MOTHER have to say about all this? She gave her daughter that bow, saying no matter what anyone says or thinks about her, she will always love her… going through this must be so horrible for her! :(

Ryuko June 11, 2013, 1:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #248563

Man, all the comments (on this page and earlier ones) about how Michael caused this and that it’s his fault really bother me. If Lucy actually did injure herself out of depression that is her fault. People are only responsible for their own actions and shouldn’t blame others. Was Mike a jerk? Yup, but it was Lucy’s unhealthy dependency issues that lead to her self destructive actions (if that’s even what happened).

Kevin June 11, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #248564

Lilys poor eyes r red like shes been crying or worrying or hasn’t gotten much sleep :( poor thing and she still is calm and collected keeping her cool i know she wants to blow up on him right now hes kinda being a jerk mike needs to make up his mind already I’m tired of this wishy washy bull****

kittykat101 June 11, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #248565

@HeyThereitsmoi quoting someone from a diff comic- People don’t kill themselves for attention or because they are being selfish. They kill themselves because they want to die. Depression Is a mental illness that messes with your mind. Lucy isn’t my favourite character, but BOTH Mike and Lucy made mistakes with their relationship, so it’s not like only one side is at fault here.

Gabba June 11, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #248566

I feel like its a bit extreme for Lucy to try and commit suicide, I mean yes, recently she has been going through a heck of a hard time but I still think that trying to kill yourself is a tad extreme…

Caconia June 11, 2013, 1:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #248567

Oh my LANTA
She really did try ;_;

Vivitv June 11, 2013, 1:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #248568

Why? WHY DO YOU DO THIS?!?! WHAT ABOUT PAULO?!?! AUUGH!!!

Sasha Rudderbutt June 11, 2013, 1:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #248570

Suicide is a terribly selfish thing no matter how much pain you are in and don’t want to live anymore to have the attitude of ‘no one will care if I’m gone’ is despicable. I only say this out of experience , Lucy has some issues to be resolved everyone is saying shes selfish did she not think of her family let alone her ‘children’ (Yashy) and if they’d walked in on her and seen her in that state? Just because Michael has kept his distance he was about to make amends and has history with Lucy of course he is going to and is allowed to care about her!
Great story though Vera cant wait to see what happens next :)

catmc June 11, 2013, 1:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #248571

Why is he there? Well, let’s all think about this.

Yes, Lucy did kind of pick on Mike, a lot. But he let it happen. He didn’t think anything of it till Sandy voiced her concern. Then, he started thinking about everything, and viewing Lucy in a negative way. He let it all build up, and started disliking anything she did. Oh, Lucy loves me. Bitch. Lucy’s talking to other guys. Bitch. Why is Augustus and her talking? Ha, she must be banging him too. Obviously. Oh, Lucy’s trying to be there and happy for me and Sandy? Let’s twist her words around.

Which led to the freak out, where he didn’t even just stick with his new opinion of her, no, he threatened the possibility of her losing all her friends. So, of course Lucy not only realized her best friend hates her, she became afraid that’s how everyone felt. She obviously fell into depression from these thoughts. Started distancing herself. It’s pretty obvious she was becoming dead inside. And add whatever her family said, something probably that pushed her more.

And while all this is going on, Mike noticed of course. After having some time to cool down, he realized he took it too far. Attempted to apologize, obviously. He feels remorse, clearly, he’s not a horrible kid. He wanted to try starting over as friends. Of course he’s worried, cause I’m sure he somewhat blames himself. He’s at this hospital cause he doesn’t want it to be true.

HE. IS. WORRIED. BECAUSE. HE. DOES. CARE.

CheshireGames June 11, 2013, 1:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #248572

ooooh the curiosity is killing me, well not as much as nearly killed lucy (maybe), but still i want to know what happened!!!!

Knight-A June 11, 2013, 1:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #248573

I despise all these Mike haters. So he doesn’t choose lucy as his girlfriend and instead the girl he loved all along. He chose the one he already loved instead of his best friend so what? Lucy was a complete bitch to Mike from the start and yeah, i admit Mike didn’t have to say such mean things to her. However he’s not in the wrong here. Mike’s not the one who should be hated. Furious Abbey

willybilly June 11, 2013, 1:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #248574

God, so much suicide.
I think she’s just unwell. I remember she felt sick when ‘December’ happened.

Honestly, Mike has no right to be here. Yet. Is it his fault? Maybe. Maybe not. No information to make a conclusion.

Does Mike (really) want to make amends? Ok, he may.

JUST NOT NOW!

Ahem. Please get some rest Lily, when Mike leaves.

Never here June 11, 2013, 1:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #248575

Depression isn’t an excuse for self inflicting pain, HOWEVER it is a real and terrifying illness that should not be taken so lightly. Mike was careless and beyond that, he was needlessly cruel, actually believing “maybe it would be better if she died.” Those aren’t the light words of a friend, and should never be considered okay EVER. I think a lot of you are taking Mike way too lightly for his actions, slapping him on the wrist for ‘defending himself’ from the ‘bitch’. Everyone is a person (well, a cat in this case), everyone has feelings and a will to live, disregarding either of those is a crime. None of you have the right to be harsh on Lucy (if she did in fact attempt to commit suicide), I fear for the how humanity responds for such awful circumstances and we think we can just blame the one who is suffering.

It’s a lighthearted comic, they said, you’ll laugh, they said….

Lena June 11, 2013, 1:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #248576

Aggh, the facial expressions in these panels are just killer, especially Mike’s. It seems like he’s just realizing how seriously what he said could affect Lucy. Obviously, now that his head is spinning with horrible assumptions and possibilities, he’s worried sick.

The second to last panel is especially impacting. He has that sudden look of realization, like “oh my god, she might’ve tried to kill herself”.

We STILL don’t know for sure what’s wrong with Lucy. Some of the possibilities are that she harmed herself in some way, purposefully wasn’t taking care of herself or saw no reason too, or like the majority seems to believe, attempted to kill herself. There’s also the slight possibility that she simply injured herself by accident, ie falling down the stairs, but it’s doubtful since Lily is being so serious.

All we know for absolute certain is that Lucy is hurt (though she will be fine soon enough), her parents are worried, and her brother is ****** with Mike (so we can safely assume that Mike is the reason, or at least related to the reason why she is in the hospital right now).

And poor Lily as well. She must be more worried than Mike, and it has to be hard to be the buffer between Mike and Lucy. (also, her eyes are bloodshot, probably from tears and maybe even lack of sleep).

Everyone’s worried about Lucy. Several people are ****** with Mike. Lily just looks tired, like she’s already gone through that and doesn’t have the energy for more. Mike’s just beginning to realize that hey, maybe his words did more than make her cry or upset her. Maybe they poured acid into her insecurities and made her attempt suicide.

Mike’s confession and Lucy’s emotions are finally being brought to the front. This is gonna be so good.

Sander June 11, 2013, 1:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #248577

One: Lily why are you SO ****EN CALM!
Two: Umm wow… Mike…
Three: Lily… she is in the ****en hospital! WHY DO YOU THINK HE IS HERE?!?

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 11, 2013, 1:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #248578

Just get out of there Michael. For you to not realize how much pain you’ve caused her until now just shows how much of an ignorant ****** ‘friend’ you really are. Sure Lucy didn’t know what she was doing, but how you handled it during the December arc took a toll on her you don’t even know about. You already caused enough damage, you’re practically getting what you wish for, just get out of there and go back to paying most of your attention to Sandy like you always have. It got you this far, why stop it now?

Dudeler June 11, 2013, 1:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #248579

We all kinda knew this was comeing. Also where us Paulo, I think it’s time for Mikes “you dunderhead” beating.

Mike June 11, 2013, 1:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #248580

@heythereitsmoi
At least Lucy has a reason to she was neglected in per-k and only met 1 friend in kindergarden and then he left for another year but thy met in second grade but for a year he neglected her for another girl imagine that having no one then meeting some one who is the only thing remotely close to a friend who them leaves for a whole year then you meet AGIAN and he final likes you as a friend then BAHM he neglects you for another girl who is better than you in every way. Also he meets that same girl again in 8th grade the. They start to go he doesn’t ignore you but when you tell him you love him an learn that a girl a housand miles away who he knew for a year is more important then the girl right there who he knew since kindergarden that would kind of make you depressed and dependent right?
Well lets add that the guy you live and depend on HATES YOU because of the girl he knew for a year.
That would make you want to kill yourself because not only do you need him he wishes you were dead

Dr.Rockit June 11, 2013, 1:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #248581

@Sasha Rudderbutt Paulo is not really a “friend” to Lucy I mean Jerk face keeps touching my privet Paulo Lucy told Jordan that!

Shira Hoult June 11, 2013, 1:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #248582

I love reading the hate comments Lucy is getting right now. They’re just so outrageous and silly.

Here’s something you need to know about depression. When a person has it, they are literally unable to ever think of a time when he or she was ever happy. They don’t think of all the things they have because their state or mind prevents them from doing so. So if Lucy has depression (which I can almost guarantee she does at this point) then she can’t see any of the friends like Paulo trying to help or her pets or her family because her mind is so messed up that she physically can’t.

I also love the people that think her choosing to kill herself is like choosing which shirt she’s gonna wear for the day. When someone chooses to kill themselves, they don’t do it to make people suffer or as a cry for attention or whatever; they do it because they want to die. Yes, it might be selfish, but you have to remember that her mind is so messed up right now and that she isn’t thinking straight or seeing the big picture. At that point, it isn’t a cry for attention because she’s already tried getting attention, and since that didn’t work she’s just gonna end it.

Like really guys. Blame shouldn’t be thrown around at this point. This is all just a big mess of mental illness and serious business. Blame just gets in the way.

I’m honestly neutral on both Mike and Lucy. I just want to see the story

Brilliant story and art, Taeshi! Hope to see more!

LiquidPencil June 11, 2013, 1:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #248583

Well at least we got some info.

starfighter105 June 11, 2013, 1:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #248584

I agree with @Lena on her points. As I said earlier both sides were , and are, at fault here concerning Lucy and Mike.
I also love @LiquidPencil ‘s argument, ;)

Gabba June 11, 2013, 1:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #248585

Watch it turn out that she got her ear fixed is all.

Anon-Anon June 11, 2013, 1:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #248586

@Anon-Anon
That would be perfect.
If this comic was a comedy.

Never here June 11, 2013, 1:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #248587

OK, I’ll say it: I’ve thought about suicide. I’ve never attempted it, but I’ve definitely considered it. I’m not proud of the person I’ve become in life, and I’m ashamed of the skeletons in my closet, even if no one else can see them. Not exactly like our story here, I know. What’s been relevant for me is seeing how everyone reacts to what’s (supposedly) happened. It’s amazing the people in our lives who we can hurt without even thinking of them…

Aaron June 11, 2013, 1:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #248588

Maybe Lucy just hurt herself while packing up her stuff, she was so dependant of Mike, but if she didn’t jump off the roof in “10 Seconds to Midnight”, I don’t think she’d attempt to kill herself, since she seemed to understand the words of Augustus in “December”. I think Jordan says he doesn’t want to lose her little sister because he doesn’t want her to move to wherever she was supposed to move.

ColorlessNight June 11, 2013, 1:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #248589

Watch it not be suicide. Watch it be something on the lines of her getting hit by a car. Then all the Lucy haters and Mike haters will feel like idiots

Random dude June 11, 2013, 1:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #248590

lol, there’s a lot of sparks being thrown around, but it is still unclear what is exactly going on. There’s a lot of startled faces, confusion, and a general sense of pandemonium, but nothing is for certain yet.
Did she inflict pain on herself or did she inflict pain on someone else (lmao, I wouldn’t put it past her either). Did she just come down with a terrible life-threatening illness? Did she try a crazy parkour move and hurt herself?
With Lucy’s obviously depressed, obsessive, and angry nature, it’s pretty clear to point fingers with eyes-wide saying “attempted suicide!” or “self-inflicted harm!”.
While Mike was cool in the early stages of this comic, putting up with Lucy’s stuff, supporting her, and defending her, his latest series of treatment to her has been unwarranted. I understood when Mike was doing it to put some distance between her, but he kept dragging out the treatment after the message was clear, if only just to twist the knife. I don’t appreciate that and his sudden outburst for her now that she’s in a hospital show’s he’s still just hiding, most poorly, his still sore wounds.
The fact that Lucy is most likely in the hospital, if it was self-inflicted pain, is most likely and largely in part to Mike’s recently harsh and cold treatment of her. He should not be there and if he really did tear out any feelings he had to Lucy just to be numb to her (as he so expressively showed in previous chapters, except when Lucy pretended him in the play), he should be snide now and spitting on her for being a fool. Instead he’s running to her like he wants a second chance at being her guardian, as well as her punching bag.
As for Lucy, she really, really needs to get a handle on her emotions. She needs to stop freezing and holding onto them; she needs to deal with them and let them go. For personally reasons I can sympathize more with Lucy than I can with Mike, but I agree with some that her worst enemy is not the world, but herself. She might think Mike and everyone else is coming down on her, but she’s really just beating herself up into believing it.
As a wise person once said: F**k it. Get yourself a drink. Roll up a nice one and smoke it slow. This s**t just isn’t worth all this trouble, and you know it deep down somewhere Luce that it just isn’t. Stop pretending it is.

Blank On Purpose June 11, 2013, 1:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #248591

@LiquidPencil
Well spoken

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 11, 2013, 1:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #248592

All because he saw Lucy as if she was a total bad guy instead of a stuggling, insecure person. I wanna know how she got to the hospital and what will happen after everything. Best to find out later.

Keyblade Dragon June 11, 2013, 1:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #248593

Wow, Im really baffled right now. What the hell happend to Lucy D: why does it look like lily is high and where is Paulo!?

Coalpatch June 11, 2013, 2:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #248594

DAMMIT LILY! Get out of the freaking way, clearly he’s there because he cares. Besides pets shouldn’t be allowed in hospitals. Furious Abbey

AngryBunny June 11, 2013, 2:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #248595

Could someone expalin why the update came earlier than usual? It updated today before the usual update time.

Keyblade Dragon June 11, 2013, 2:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #248596

@ColorlessNight I’m with you. I bet she fell down the stairs carrying something. A head injury or a bad break could put you out for a week. Jordan may have been told to keep Lucy’s moving a secret. Also if it were something as dramatic as a suicide attempt, I’m pretty sure Jordan would have been at the hospital instead of hanging out at home.

I hope Mike doesn’t bust out of the place screaming “Lucy tried to commit suicide!!!!” It wouldn’t be a surprise, since Mike already treats Lucy as a person with weak character. That would have some truly nasty repercussions. Time will tell.

kerBamf June 11, 2013, 2:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #248597

This…I don’t…nyrgh…
I thought I had an idea of how this would go before the update. But now…I just don’t even. I want to know what happened to her, but really, I just hope Lucy is alright, and that she gets better. ._. ;_;
I know it gets said every day, but…Taeshi / Veronica, you’re just a GENIUS. ;_;

Oceanus92 June 11, 2013, 2:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #248598

;_; I don’t care who was at fault anymore! I just want Lucy to get better. I am now convinced that Mike is truly sorry/worried, otherwise he wouldn’t have had tailed Jordan, or make THAT expression at the implications of what happened to Lucy! But now I’m afraid how Mike’s going to deal with this, ‘cause there’s just NO way he won’t break down from guilt after this! Taeshi, this page is giving me so many feels, that I just don’t know WHAT I’m feeling! ;_;

Subaru June 11, 2013, 2:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #248599

@Kerbamf I don’t think that’s the case, much too little of a deal for Lucy’s mom to be crying, JORDAN to be crying, and Lily was obviously crying as well. Something as simple as a broken bone wouldn’t have caused that.

Gabba June 11, 2013, 2:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #248600

If this keeps going like this I am might stop being a Mike hater.
And those fools said my ship sunk. Long Life MikexLucy!

Mike embrace those feelings! They are there, don’t suppress them, let them be free!

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 11, 2013, 2:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #248601

I like how you made Lily’s eyes red. She’s obviously upset about what’s going on with Lucy. She seems to be the calmest about this whole thing, even though she’s just a hedgehog. She always has such a good grasp on situations. :)

Can’t wait to find out what happened, love your webcomic! :D

JasperCat June 11, 2013, 2:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #248602

Her mom already mentioned sending Lucy away for help. They probably checked her into the mental health ward at the hospital. She doesn’t have to be injured or have attempted suicide. This may even be voluntary on Lucy’s part. The important thing to take away from this is: Lucy’s getting help.

ArashiiNekkyou June 11, 2013, 2:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #248603

Thinking on it I think most of us might have overlooked 2 things firstly, Lucy was dissuaded from committing suicide before so it wouldn’t be logical that she would do it now, secondly considering Lucys interactions with the rest of the world when she expresses herself through violence about 60% of the time and these two things means she could have reached the suicide-genocide crossroads where depressed person decides that their suffering is not their fault and blames the world for it, this can usually be honed in to focus on one person and in Lucy’s case that person would be Sandy (because it would probably never focus on mike considering her feelings towards him) so this could actually be Sandy in the hospital and Lucy in the police station in which case it would explain why Lucy’s room was empty… then Lucy could have been sent to the hospital due to mental instability (hence her families presence) or her family could be apologizing to Sandy for attempting to kill her…

Or Lucy could have fallen down the waterfall I honestly have no Idea which means Taeshi is succeeding in creating an interesting story.

Misanthrope June 11, 2013, 2:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #248604

@kami

How can you be so sure it’s his fault? Plus, Mike /does/ have a right to be here, I mean, come on. He was Lucy’s best friend at one point, and if he did cause it, he has a right to know what he’s done and step up to it.
Personally, I feel really bad for Mike at this point. It’s finally sinking in, the reality of it all. And as you can see, he looks like he’s going through hell. What would you think if your childhood best friend that you protected all your life, is in the hospital, and you think that it was all your fault? Now, we don’t know what happened to Lucy for sure, but it looks like Michael is interpreting that she attempted some sort of suicide (I’m not with that exactly, but if it happens it happens). Also, @Taeshi, Lily’s eyes look a bit— red. Has she been crying? If she has, then it gives us a good clue, because if she simply needed some kind of help with her “depression”, Lily would be thinking that it’s a good move to try and get help.
Maybe she was initially going to move somewhere else, but she maybe didn’t want to go, and hurt herself (whether it be on purpose or accident). Her family seems genuinely worried, so something bad must have happened very suddenly.
And, ehm, a little edit to add to my views!
Mike seems very different than his calm and composed self we saw just a few pages ago. He legitimately thought nothing was wrong anymore, and that Lucy was alright. But upon coming to the realization that Lucy is hurt, whether it be physically or mentally, or even BOTH, he is shaken with disbelief. He truly cares for Lucy, also proven by the fact he’s trying to deny himself the fact that she is hurt because of his actions.

Leo June 11, 2013, 2:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #248605

Too much suspense for me T-T

eagle June 11, 2013, 2:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #248606

I never comment and I’ve only skimmed comments so sorry if this has been addressed, but… has anyone brought up the scene with Lucy’s family in 10 Seconds to Midnight? Considering how that went, they (Lucy’s family) may have checked her into a hospital for psychiatric help.

Just thought I’d put out that possibility too.

ann nonymus June 11, 2013, 2:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #248607

@ann nonymus that’s what i’m thinking, too.

nope June 11, 2013, 2:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #248608

Can we just stop it with the hating of mike? Yes, he was a bit of a dick, but justifiably so. He was just reacting to persuing lucy for so long without anything to show for it that he gave up. And hd got mad when she felt that he was hers after so long. He tried to start over after a while, and now that things were looking up, when something like this happens, it turns his world inside out, because the only thing that hes thinking now is that its his fault, and that can be devestating and destroy a person.

Est June 11, 2013, 2:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #248609

Im going to say once again attempted suicide does not equal out in a week

DinR June 11, 2013, 2:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #248610

No way, I may be on a sinking ship here but there is no way I’m excepting the notion that Lucy tried to hurt herself.She’s not in that big of crisis , and I’d claw my eyes out rather than watch a strong (at least in my opinion) character like Luce turn to suicide ‘cause of some temperamental teen Mad Lucy

B-Dawg June 11, 2013, 2:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #248611

to everyone who think Paulo is better than mike, why didn’t Paulo storm off looking for Lucy?

Pinecone June 11, 2013, 2:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #248612

@pinecone he could already be in the hospital room with her, for all we know. nobody knows, really, we just have to wait and see.

nope June 11, 2013, 2:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #248613

I need to knooooow just askldjfaskdfjasdkfj I swear if she tried to kill herself Michael I’m gonna punch you through the screen of this computer.

MT June 11, 2013, 3:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #248614

STOP DEMONIZING MIKE.
Jesus, he flipped out after 10 years of abuse, but he still cares about Lucy - he’s a 15 year old boy who snapped after being treated like crap. He went too far, but it wasn’t undeserved.
But he obviously does care about her, and If you reread from acapulco, you can see how he became bitter once he thought that Lucy immediately replaced him with Paulo upon thinking he was dead - he felt taken for granted and used. And as much as I like Lucy, this comic is about growth and character development, and she did act like a brat to him for years.

So please, please stop making Mike out to be this uncaring, demonic jerk - he made a mistake, but it wasnt out of malice or cruelty - it was a passionate reaction to years of abuse and emotional conflict

Cactus Jack June 11, 2013, 3:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #248615

Also just because he cares about her doesn’t mean they’ll end up going out - a boy and girl can just be friends.
Personally I want them to be friends but not end up together - Sandy treats him better, and Lucy needs to mature before being in a relationship with ANYONE

Cactus Jack June 11, 2013, 3:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #248616

SEE LILLY MIKE DOES CARE!!!!! Ok rage gone. i am realy starting to hate lilly right now

RPG Nerd June 11, 2013, 3:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #248617

@mikexlucyluverz we all are on a sunken ship but we still have life rafts right?

Pinecone June 11, 2013, 3:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #248618

This is bad bad bad. A very close family member of mine attempted suicide a few months ago. She got a weeks stay in a mental ward, which only solidifies that Lucy tried to end her life at some point :’( In a whole these last few updates have been bringing up some bad memories for me

Huala the Koala June 11, 2013, 3:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #248619

“STOP DEMONIZING MIKE.” “I HATE YOU MIKE” “LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE”
Wah wah wah. Can we all remember that these are cartoon cats? :) take a chill pill yall.

shmidny June 11, 2013, 3:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #248620

Lilly. STAPH THE HATE. PLEASE.

Furball June 11, 2013, 3:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #248621

@TheRealSomeone. have you returened to Mike X Lucy or are you undecied? :question:

RPG Nerd June 11, 2013, 3:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #248622

Good guy Mike is making a return! Mike x Lucy may still have a fighting chance!

BornAgain June 11, 2013, 3:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #248623

@shmidny You just made my day :D
Lily. Tell him so we can know!

RadarButts June 11, 2013, 3:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #248624

I don’t think it’s mike’s fault, unless in the small chance it is attempted suicide. Mike had made his apology and Lucy half-heartedly accepted it, was she leading him on? Jordan told him this was his fault and Lily doesn’t want there. Lily probably doesn’t want him to cause more trouble on top of whatever happened, but attempted suicide is the most logical conclusion we can draw from Jordan blaming mike for this. It’s possible that mike’s shenanigans brought up the situation that lucy’s family said their “decision” was best for her and their “decision”, whatever it was (moving maybe?), made her so upset and depressed that she tried to kill herself and it would explain Jordan blaming Mike because he was indirectly involved. even if it was directly mike’s fault, it seems very unlikely that she would try to kill herself about something that happened months ago when she was even more depressed about it especially after they got on better terms after the play. If it was mike’s fault, this would have happened a long time ago.

So if it isn’t attempted suicide, why is Jordan blaming mike. If it IS attempted suicide, WHY is Jordan blaming mike. And why is Mike now on bad terms with Lucy after the night of the play. Find out on the next exciting installment of Bittersweet Candy Bowl!

frequentflyer June 11, 2013, 3:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #248625

@liquidpencil has it right, when you’re depressed and try to kill yourself your not thinking about anything other than “i want this pain to stop, i’m so tired of feeling this way and i dont know how to make it stop besides ending it all”
You’re so far gone that you CAN’T see that there are people who miss you, and even if That does register with you it’s like ” it will hurt for a little while, but they will move on and forget about me, they dont need me”
It’s not like you think “meh, **** my friends and family, its all about me me me.” It’s deeper Than that.

shmidny June 11, 2013, 3:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #248626

“LUCY, YOU’RE A WORTHLESS LITTLE PARASITE AND NO-ONE WILL EVER— wait, I didn’t mean it! I know I was an insane complete massively over the top ***, but now that I actually have to get my head out of the hole and face the fact that you’re a real being with real emotions and thought processes and feelings, I totally didn’t mean it!”
Smoothe one mikey… reallll smoothe…..





and I would agree— IF Lucy did indeed try something, it was probably related to how worthless and burdensome mike made her feel… when you feel like that, you think everyone is genuinely better off without you… that your friends just put up with you because of mike, or out of pity/responsibility the way mike apparently did… and as silly as it may sound to some people, you feel the same way about your family, too…. not to mention, we don’t actually know Lucy’s family dynamics…. and on top of that, I don’t think we’ve ever seen her father, which could tie iun quite a lot to her self-worth and abandonment issues….

wakka wakka wakka June 11, 2013, 3:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #248627

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone well spoken

TheGentleman June 11, 2013, 3:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #248628

Guys. Did she try to kill herself?
GUYS. WHATS HAPPENING OH GOD IM GOING TO HAVE TO WAIT FOR TOMORROW.

JEEVES June 11, 2013, 3:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #248629

@shmidny
Also a reason depressed people take their life is because they feel they are burden to those around them.
I had a neighbor who lost her son to depression, he rod his bike into a lake. He felt like a burden to his family.

Depression is serious **** and should not be taken as joke. Anyone who thinks Lucy deserves this have clearly never been depressed, know someone who was/is, or have ever seen someone who is.

Depression is never something you wish upon someone.
And if you do you are one sick and disgusting creature.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 11, 2013, 3:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #248630

There are so many good topics I read under the comic and I have a thought to put out:

What if Lucy and her family were moving? And something happened to Lucy during the process, like stepping on a knife (cousin did that and her big toe was barely hanging on.) or something.

You readers are thinking something bad that mike caused her to do. I don’t really think it’s like that. I think it was a moving Accident

Pen Island June 11, 2013, 3:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #248631

There are so many good topics I read under the comic and I have a thought to put out:

What if Lucy and her family were moving? And something happened to Lucy during the process, like stepping on a knife (cousin did that and her big toe was barely hanging on.) or something.

You readers are thinking something bad that mike caused her to do. I don’t really think it’s like that. I think it was a moving Accident

Pen Island June 11, 2013, 3:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #248632

There are so many good topics I read under the comic and I have a thought to put out:

What if Lucy and her family were moving? And something happened to Lucy during the process, like stepping on a knife (cousin did that and her big toe was barely hanging on.) or something.

You readers are thinking something bad that mike caused her to do. I don’t really think it’s like that. I think it was a moving Accident

Pen Island June 11, 2013, 3:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #248633

There are so many good topics I read under the comic and I have a thought to put out:

What if Lucy and her family were moving? And something happened to Lucy during the process, like stepping on a knife (cousin did that and her big toe was barely hanging on.) or something.

You readers are thinking something bad that mike caused her to do. I don’t really think it’s like that. I think it was a moving Accident

Pen Island June 11, 2013, 3:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #248634

To the people who say they don’t understand why her room would be empty or she’d be out of school:

IF this is a suicide or mental health issue, her parents probably pulled her out of school and may even try move her to a different house.

Leedya June 11, 2013, 4:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #248635

@RPG Nerd
I never left ;)

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 11, 2013, 4:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #248636

*HEAVY BREATHING*

Rii June 11, 2013, 4:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #248637

The two things i think will happen.
1. Michael got a text about how Sandy was in the hospital and that is why he is really there.
2. Lucy was hurt because of the play and they’re just saying it was his fault because he kind of dragged her into it. (Ex: her lungs filled with fluid because of the inhalation of dust from the fan.)

Innocent Bystander June 11, 2013, 4:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #248638

That is a legitimate question
What are YOU doing here mike
Also SAM DO IT NOW KILL HIM
Also SUEXMCCAIM

N-master June 11, 2013, 4:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #248639

That is a legitimate question
What are YOU doing here mike
Also SAM DO IT NOW KILL HIM
Also SUEXMCCAIM

N-master June 11, 2013, 4:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #248640

Cmon mike u got to check on her now

Bbrad June 11, 2013, 4:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #248642

MIKE IS AN IDIOT! I swear, he must live his life by- “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”, that boy. Yeah, right. Words can hurt you if you try to kill yourself. I wonder exactly what happend to Lucy… But I hope Sam beats the cupcakes out of mike, oh, I would pay to see that.

.-. June 11, 2013, 4:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #248644

This has been coming for sooooo long guys seriously

I wasn’t really expecting it to turn out like this though???
Who knows?

Ellie Welly June 11, 2013, 4:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #248645

Why is it a sex change is the only thing I an think of?

Ware June 11, 2013, 4:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #248646

Oh dear.
Spring of 10th Grade.
K-2 second grade: Mike was Lucy’s only friend
3rd Grade was Sandy Time and Lucy feels abandoned.
4th Grade Lucy finally got some friend via association with Mike
5th Grade Paulo move in
6th Mike tries to kiss Lucy
7th Grade is when the main plot starts: Woots for “Confrontation Arc”
8th Grade introduces dat Blue Bird and dem unfulfilled feels for Sandy
9th Grade is when Lucy ships Mike and Sandy to a point were he actually calls Sandy. 9th Grade Summer was a fun read :P and the start of Lucy just verbally and physically abusing Mike as the default response when she couldn’t tell him of her feelings or think of anything to talk about.
10th Grade Fall: Lucy Confesses to a Mike that has started to talk to Sandy again and get gets rejected. Mike this time does actually abandon Lucy, and then verbally abuses her in the Winter.
10th Grade Spring: The play happened and a half arsed apology, and now a hospitalized Lucy.
Man thing have escalated quickly. In past year and half, we have been seeing a more in these characters lives, but that doesn’t change the amount of time in a year.

Vanvoltra June 11, 2013, 4:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #248647

The million dollar question

Personally, I think that this situation is at a worst, but it will start to get better from now on. Mike is starting again to genuinely care about Lucy, which is definitely good, but he is now going to get figuratively (and possibly literally) slapped in the face when Lily tells him what he’s really done to Lucy (Sam’ll do the slapping). But, after all this, Mike might finally start to be able to redeem his character, after suffering the shitstorm coming his way.

I really liked Mike in volume 1, then gradually began to dislike him throughout volumes 2 and 3. He can be a really good guy, and I’m really glad that side of him is starting to show again.

If Lucy really did attempt suicide, that’s really sad. Obviously she is pretty messed up. I hope that she goes through rehab and is able to get back to her old self. I miss that :(

I feel really bad for Lucy’s family, I can’t even imagine what they must be going through, but also for Paulo. He doesn’t deserve to have the person he loves just walk out of his life like that. I was really for PauloxLucy for a while, because they both brought out the better sides of each other. But that isn’t what it is now. I don’t think Paulo deserves this hollowed-out shell of what Lucy used to be. She needs to get better mentally before they start a real relationship.

Well, that’s it from me. I swear, this comic gets better with every panel.

Sambo June 11, 2013, 5:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #248648

so, Lucy tried to swim and ended up panicking, almost drowning and had to be rushed to the hospital. Now everyone thinks she tried to commit suicide.

sen June 11, 2013, 5:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #248649

Hey…it kinda looks like Lily has been crying…her eyes are a little red!
Poor everyone. :(

Nyah June 11, 2013, 5:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #248650

Oh, and remember when her family was talking about Lucy then Lucy comes downstairs and lalalala? Yea, that’s why I don’t think Lucy tried to commit suicide. Ye.

Nyah June 11, 2013, 5:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #248651

Why is it that a person as Mike is not allowed to NOT love a person, which intimidated him almost his entire life? Yes, he had been quite a ********* at a certain point of time as well, causing confusions about his feelings. But it has been obvious that Lucy had been as well quite abusive with him. I wouldn’t love someone who does those things to me either. On the other hand, what is love? Is it to be together with someone, just to make that person feel right while the other suffers? Or is it a feeling on both sides, willing to make the other person happy and to just be together?
I find it improper to call someone a “bad” person just because he/she doesn’t do what another person wants. So what is love actually?
Lucy seemed at the ending of the previous chapter to be planning something like this aleady beforehand (remember her smirk when Mike asked her to get back to friends again?). Doesn’t seem odd to me if she had something like this in mind to get Mike back. (sounds maybe rude, but let’s let the cat out of the sack!)

Filippo's Mom June 11, 2013, 5:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #248652

Is it just me or do Lily’s eyes look pink from crying?

Person June 11, 2013, 5:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #248653

Oh, and maybe Lucy has a terminal illness she’s been keeping a secret?

Person June 11, 2013, 5:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #248654

Mike does care. No matter how much you don’t want him to. He does care for Lucy.

BornAgain June 11, 2013, 5:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #248655

Kick. That. Hedgehog. Now.

I am starting to severely dislike Lily. First, she blocks Mike from apologizing. Then, she doesn’t appear for a long period of time. And when she finally does, she does this crap AGAIN. Seriously, you shouldn’t even be here. This is about Mike & friends, not Mike, friends & pets.

Gate-Senpai June 11, 2013, 5:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #248656

Guys guys, how do you think you can certainly know it was attempted suicide? What if she tried moving to that with the bar and stuff and got mugged? I dunno.

Wittmann June 11, 2013, 5:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #248657

ALL RIGHT ALL OF YOU THAT ARE JUST BEING JACKASSES JUST SHUT THE **** UP.
It’s officially time for my super long, super explanatory post.
and agian if you havent read this comic from start to finish(starting with the posts from 06) shut up and read it.
This is why mikexlucy is true and likely

Curtis June 11, 2013, 5:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #248658

Lily, just get out of Mike’s way. Do it. Right meow.

Little June 11, 2013, 5:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #248659

OKAY! I’m sorry but I’m sick and tired of people ripping on Mike and Lucy. Before you start talking trash about them go and read from the VERY beginning, as in the posts from back in 2006, then you will, hopefully, attain a greater understanding of ALL the character relationships, not just MikeXLucy.(Disclaimer, this post is not meant to be anti-sandy, she is a wonderful person and deserves to lead a happy life(just not with mike) I do not hold her in any-way responsible for the high yield angst nuclear firestorm her reappearance inadvertently caused) Also of note, the reason mike was being an *** is that out of the blue his old girlfriend shows up on the scene. That was probably a major shock to his hormonal teen body, ever heard of impulse buying. and then when Paulo learned about it he kept hammering mike with the idea that since he and sandy had been sort of together for all that time, that all that time he had been cheating on sandy with Lucy, hammered in with a psycho feminist squad(no joke was a funny chapter) until he started to believe it himself. and since mikes not that kinda guy he started feeling guilty, and every time he hung out with Lucy he felt guiltier, and he started trying to dislike her to ease that guilt, until even her normal everyday abuse seemed like some terrible new thing, this gave him a semi valid reason to dislike her and distance himself to cling to, basically he was making himself dislike her because he felt that that was what he was supposed to do. Essentially all the love, and the bond that they shared, just became fuel for mikes guilt and self-loathing. Two key occurrences are, one, that when he is shouting at her that he hates her, he is crying, as though he hates himself for saying it just as much as he pretends to hate her. second, he freaks out after sandy told him that Lucy contacted her, automatically grasping to deny infidelity, and then almost immediately after she basically tells him that she trusts him, loves him, and basically washes all the imagined guilt away(damn you Paulo) he begins to relies what an *** he had been. He loves sandy, and he still loves Lucy, (I like to think he loves Lucy a little more) but his long lost love suddenly appeared radiant with the instantaneously changed image in mikes mind from a 3rd grader, to a smokin’ hot, full-bodied, fashion-model. Poor Lucy in comparison was drowned out.

Curtis June 11, 2013, 5:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #248660

a quick analogy, say you wake-up every day for many years, and in the middle of your room hangs a pinks orb of light, it’s been there all the time, sometimes it gets bright enough to sting your eyes, sometimes it gets hot and makes the room unpleasantly warm, but on rare occasions it becomes just right and you could stare at it all day, feeling you troubles and cares melt away, it’s reassuring, constant. now let’s say you wake up one morning and you see a soft blue light, bobbing in and out of reach just above the pink light, near the ceiling, for a while you forget about the pink orb, the new one is softer, consistently comforting, yet keeps bobbing up and down just barely out of reach, and without even realizing it you have unintentionally shoved the pink light to the side, eventually you just brush your fingertips against the blue light and you feel comforted, almost as much as when you see the pink light at its best, this jolt your memory and you look to the side, the pink light is glowing indignantly almost as though mad about be so callously cast aside you squint against the glare and wonder how you could have ever been comforted by such a harsh angry thing, the next morning you wake up and, ignoring the slightly sullen and hurt pink light, immediately search for the blue light, you find it but it is in a different spot, still bobbing up and down just out of reach, still near the ceiling, just in a different spot, you spend the day trying to catch the blue light, only occasionally glancing at the pink one, growing more and more irritated that its harsh glow is distracting you from the soft blue light, this goes on for several days until you yell at the orb in frustration that it’s too bright, to hot and that it is distracting you from the blue light that you tell the pink light is so much softer, more appealing, and generally more pleasant company, over the next few days the pink light becomes softer, cools down and subtly tries to bring attention to its efforts, which you ignore, completely enthralled by the blue light, the next few days the pink light stats to drift farther and farther away, dimming alarmingly, but is always there in the middle of the room when you wake up, you do not notice completely enthralled by the blue light, the next morning you wake up, you know something is wrong but you can’t think of what, you hastily look about the room for the blue light, and sigh, relived, when you spot it doing the same thing as always, that makes you realize what is wrong, you look to the center of the room, there is no pink light, after years of loyally keeping its post in the morning, it is just gone, you franticly search for it, wondering what calamity could have caused this to happen, the disappearance of the most immovable, stubborn, irritating, and occasionally, comforting thing in the world, one of the few constant facts of existence, never had you fully realized just how important to you it was, until it was gone.
something constant becomes routine, routine becomes irritation, and in the face of something new and exciting, that constant, routine, irritating, and unknowingly precious thing become background, forgettable, distracting, and once you’ve lost it, you realize that it was far more important to you then the comforting, entrancing, taunting blue light ever was, the blue light was merely new, different, and so became more interesting, the blue light did not know what pain it caused, it was not intentional merely a byproduct of it being there.
That’s my super long, heartfelt belief, and I hope you all realize its truth.
And for the sake of posterity
:unsure:x Mad Lucy
And
;_;x Furious Abbey
8-)x :smirk:
:/xMccain
8-Dx #^_^#

Curtis June 11, 2013, 5:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #248661

Why are you here, Mike? Do you know?

StraightFace June 11, 2013, 6:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #248663

Hello Everyone, :/

@LucyHaters
I have read most of the comments here and am surprised at the number of Lucy haters. All I can say to them is to do some research on depression. It kind of sucks. Mad Lucy
Second, depression doesn’t only lead to suicidal tendencies. It can also affect a persons body directly, weaken their immune system and stuff like that. Lucy may have just gotten really sick. I mean she had that horrid fever in the Carry Me (chapter 65) and then there was that vomiting thing after Mikes big rant. Anyway, all I’m saying is that there can be other depression related reasons for a person to need the hospital. I can empathize with Lucy on that front but the reasons for that are private.
Anyway, despite all the hate above Lucy is still my favorite character and while she is probably in the hospital for the depression I can’t, literally CAN’T see it as a suicide. It’s entirely out of keeping with her character.

@MikeLovers
Tag on bit for everyone saying Mike has a right to see Lucy, grow up, rights are things that people deserve like food, shelter and safety. The continued infliction of mental trauma on another person to satisfy one’s need to be the “good guy” does not fit in there. I’m with Abbey from http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c39/p8.html. Really, Mike seems to ignore any problems other people have the moment it inconveniences him. Daisy date (oh noes, Abby doesn’t like me) Scream/Hate at Lucy (oh noes, Sandy doesn’t like her) Reach out to Lucy (oh noes, Sandy does like). Now I realise it’s possible to rationalize things any way you choose but these are my opinions. Mike does have some good qualities but he’s not the paladin so many believe him to be. I’ve re-read the whole thing twice(this week) and he only seems to act for others when there’s something for him or to keep things constant (he can however, delude himself into thinking it was his choice. An admirable skill). His relationship with Lucy, he even states he did it so other people would like him while ranting at her (not sure how that works, kindergarten). That’s taking advantage of a mentally infirm persons psychotic attachment to you. I have more arguments but that’s more of an essay than this already is. :P

Laters

Tundra June 11, 2013, 6:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #248664

WHAT. WHAT DID SHE DO?!?! :question:

Mikika Hatari June 11, 2013, 6:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #248665

Is it just me or are Lily’s eyes pink-ish in panel four? Perhaps because she was crying?

Literal thinker June 11, 2013, 6:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #248666

Hey Mikie! Nice to see you care about Lucy! Too bad it started to trigger about, hmmm… what, 7 or so chapters? Nice timing buddy, especially after Lucy is missing from school, somehow got in a bad situation, her family is bawling over it, friends are trying to help but can’t, Lily’s tired as heck, and the major probability Lucy tried to suicide! Oh, you know it’s all good!

Seriously though… Mike, do you still not understand the nature of tsunderes even being friends with one since forever? Hope Luce’s situation ain’t bad as it seems.

DemonWhoLikesCats June 11, 2013, 6:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #248667

I am gonna laugh if Lucy just accidentally slipped off the roof of the school, and her family jumped to the conclusion (much like everyone in the comments) she tried to commit suicide.

Qsandas June 11, 2013, 7:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #248668

Lilly, stop being a bitch and just tell Mike what he want’s to know.

Ryan June 11, 2013, 7:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #248669

OH ****!! maybe she was amushed by roger for revenge(tess’s ex, and im pretty sure he was the thug in confrontation chapter)

Curtis June 11, 2013, 7:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #248670

Aww, Lily’s eyes are red. Has she been crying?

Kits June 11, 2013, 7:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #248671

@Taeshi
if this goes on for another couple of pages I can officially say judging by recent comments there will be nobody left to be happy if lucy and mike get together as 49.5% of the comments say mike is bad, and 49.5% say lucy is bad (the remaining one percent somehow found the middle ground). i can also say if the people writing comments don’t figure out what happened to lucy at least one is going to commit suicide considering what their parameters for a reasonable cause of suicide are.

Health_Alert June 11, 2013, 7:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #248672

dude if you think your right your wrong, the mikexlucy fans need sombody to blame and most of them are split on whose fault it is that they havent gotten together, i think its just everybody being hormonal
if you think mike dosnt care, look at page 10 of search and rescue, he becomes a friggin ninja for her and drops off of a cliff to save her, helps her beat the crap out of a thug, and a bunch of other times.
if you think lucy dosnt care, look at confrontation, she risks ****in RAPE for him, and she tried to save him from drowning once, knowing she couldent swim, theres examples everywere.
there are to many examples to say that they don’t care, most of you guys are just to lazy to look for them

Curtis June 11, 2013, 7:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #248673

@curtis wow man i thought you said that analogy would be quick hahahah

shaaa June 11, 2013, 8:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #248674

Finally, we still do not know what happened to her.

Does anyone know what may happen to her? The treatment takes one week.

Doctor Nuclear June 11, 2013, 8:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #248675

wait wait wait! i think we’re forgetting someone very important.

WHERES YASHY THROUGH ALL OF THIS?!! :question:

The Bystander June 11, 2013, 8:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #248676

Oh my, I just had a realization that would make both mike haters and lucy x mike shippers alike, rejoice. What if this chapter title “Breaking up.” doesn’t relate to the group, but to Mike and Sandy’s relationship. I hope it is just a fool notion, however.

I say though, the comment section is a hot-bead of vitriol isn’t it? It’s so interesting how there are so many people raging at Mike or Lucy, completely oblivious to the fact that they themselves are behaving in a similar manner. Is it so wrong that Mike - who has no control over his hormones, like most teenagers - was over-dramatic in how he originally dealt with Lucy, and is now countering this by trying to be better? I have no sensible words for Lucy other than the whole emotional teenager business, but by the gods people are determined to cling to their hatred of Mike. He hates Lucy and they rage, he cares about Lucy and they rage. Good thing he can’t read the comment section or he might start raging again.

Damonashu June 11, 2013, 8:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #248677

Yeesh. Regardless of what Mike’s intentions were, he really doesn’t have the right to demand answers or impose on Lucy’s family right now. He gave up that right when he made it clear to Lucy that he didn’t want her in his life.

This is like when he and Lucy were little kids, and he ditched her for Sandy, only return to their friendship once Sandy left. You don’t get to drop people and then pick them back up at your convenience. And this time, Lucy is clearly in no shape to be dealing with more Mike drama, even if he’s trying to help.

kanojo June 11, 2013, 8:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #248678

I see there is another Bleh posting comments. Clearly, this issue needs to be resolved. There ain’t enough room in this comments section fer the both of us.

Also, holy ****. Hopefully Mike can get it together and patch things up with her. This has certainly taken a turn for the darker.

Bleh June 11, 2013, 8:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #248679

@gatesenpai im glad lily blocked mike the first time, his apology would have been a half assed non apology, it would have been “look lets just move on ok? Im tired of this blablabla and dont talk to my girlfriend again” or something along those lines.
And as for now, can you blame her? Lucy is a wreck and is sick enough to be hospitalized, shes fragile; why would she want mike near lucy? Anyways unless lucy and her mom authorize it, no one really Has the right to just go And see her unless it’s family.
And the comic IS about mike, lucy, their friends, lives AND pets, that’s how its written.

shmidny June 11, 2013, 8:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #248680

I’m sure someone else has said it but I’m not about to go looking through the comments: If Lucy truly tried to kill herself, they probably took her out of that school because they thought someone was hurting her and that it was a toxic environment for her. They’re going to want to keep her away from that “someone” when she gets out from the hospital.

On another note, Mike looks really ridiculous in that second to last panel. And I agree with kanojo. He doesn’t have a right to know. He’s not her friend anymore.

DarkCrystal828 June 11, 2013, 8:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #248681

They’ll keep you in the mental ward for a couple days even if you didn’t do anything. If someone knows you have a plan and act on it soon, are in the process of acting on it, or have acted on it then the hospital will hold you down until they’re sure you’re not gonna do it. Lucy is probably in that holding period right now.

DFS June 11, 2013, 9:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #248682

@LucyHaters i’m gonna go out and say that any of you that wants to wish for lucy’s harm your an ******* and clearly have no empathetic skills as depression sucks *** and depression has alot of different emotion like someone i know has depression but gets really angry instead of sad and it sucks to see a person suffer from that i know a girl who’s friend splattered his brains all over his parents house by the use of a twelve gauge and she still cry’s about it so lay off

TheGentleman June 11, 2013, 9:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #248683

ohhh she’s alive :(

naAr June 11, 2013, 9:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #248684

I knew she was going to try this at some point… I honestly suspected it from the vacation with Tess we went on. Maybe Paulo will help or something. It’s not my problem.

******* Mike June 11, 2013, 9:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #248685

OMG, don’t tell me she …….., please let lucy stay , she sometimes can be a kick in the butt( don’t know how american’s say it) but she will always be the friend that everyone loves so please let lucy stay it can’t end this way

Lurz95 June 11, 2013, 9:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #248686

MOTHER ****ER, I LEAVE FOR 1 DAMN YEAR AND I COME BACK TO THIS? UGHHHH WHY CAT JESUS, WHY?!!!??!?!?!

Shurgidurga June 11, 2013, 9:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #248687

man this comic almost caused me to have an anxiety attack man that was a weird day :/

TheGentleman June 11, 2013, 10:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #248688

@Lurz95 do you mean have a stick up her butt because as an American you have confused me and if not tell me what you did mean and i can give you the slang for it unless of course it is a northern term because i a from the south :question:

TheGentleman June 11, 2013, 10:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #248689

I’m not against Mike, but I’m with the majority here when I say I am taking a sick satisfaction in Mike getting what he deserves. He’ll grow as a person after this but for right now? Don’t think he has worried enough yet. Twist that knife further in, Lily!

Tychon June 11, 2013, 10:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #248690

@Everyone now when you read my comments you can give me a southern accent and no i don’t talk like some hillbilly unless i choose to sound like that ;)

TheGentleman June 11, 2013, 10:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #248691

@Tychon I could not agree more XD

TheGentleman June 11, 2013, 10:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #248692

mike looks like he is about to **** a brick

TheGentleman June 11, 2013, 10:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #248694

So sad :’( this is just getting heartbreaking.

cherry panda June 11, 2013, 10:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #248695

Hey Mike was just standing up for himself for once. Just when he gets a back bone everyone calls him a monster because he doesn’t feel the same for Lucy. :(
In my opinion Lucy needs to accept it and grow up. She can’t just go around making him feel guilty for not liking her back. Assuming what everyone else is assuming, that she tried to commit suicide, is the wrong way to go on about it. Now she’s going to manipulate his feelings and he’s gonna do stuff based on him not wanting her to kill herself again. :/ How desperate can you be? I mean did it really hurt for her to be nicer to him? So what she was a lonely child? She wasn’t abused or molested. She has no right to be acting the way she is. :nope: And what kind of family is this? They support her by telling her what she wants to hear/ doing what she wants them to do. [by family i include her friends, too] :nope:

Lucy seriously needs to stop acting like a victim. Quit being Tayler Swift. Furious Abbey

Nanners June 11, 2013, 10:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #248696

Wait…what?! How did? Wha?! :question:

Random Person June 11, 2013, 10:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #248697

Lucy has ulcers from all the depression/anxiety/stress.

Kevin June 11, 2013, 10:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #248698

…This was posted on my birthday….nice way to spend the afternoon.

Maixintelect June 11, 2013, 10:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #248699

how much do you want to bet Augustus is with her

kirigiri June 11, 2013, 11:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #248700

@Maixintelect

Happy birthday! Tomorrow will be even better.

etyb June 11, 2013, 11:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #248701

I’m of the opinion that, since Lucy apparently endangered herself somehow in reaction to her jerk “friends” behavior, her parents decided it would be best to ship her off to boarding school or someplace else those “friends” couldn’t bother her.

JustATheory June 11, 2013, 11:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #248702

I love it how everyone thinks she tried to commit suicide. I also love it how people think here dad is dead.

From what I’m putting together in this. Lucy was fine before the show, and if you remember her brother and her mom were talking about whats best for her. And she comes in asking If she had a say in the matter.

I’m thinking Lucy got hurt or worse, really sick for that matter. And maybe she’s moving In with her dad/ grandparents/ Other family away from someone who has seriously stressed her out in the past. Stress can make people sick too you know.

Or

Or it could be something we were all wrong about! will just have to wait and see.

Pocketchibi June 11, 2013, 11:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #248703

Okay, so I don’t generally talk here. In fact, I generally stay out of comment sections of webcomics. BUT.
I want to make something clear.
IF, and this is an IF, since we don’t know yet, Lucy DID try to kill herself…. That’s not selfish. That’s the actions of a girl hurt to the point that she doesn’t think she can heal, a girl who thinks that the world would be better off without her.
But that’s NOT the only reason that she might be there. Sure, it’s implied, but. Perhaps she was busy pining, and got hit by a car. Perhaps she had a panic attack. Perhaps she’s simply really, really ill. One of the current theories about Fibromyalgia is that stress can trigger it, if I recall correctly, which makes sense for this. So.

Shadow Lady June 11, 2013, 11:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #248704

I think they sent her to a mental ward.

asdf June 11, 2013, 11:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #248705

anonymous June 11, 2013, 11:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #248707

Glad these update daily now, since I can’t stop thinking “what the f*ck is going on here?” and looking at the comic.

Anon-Anon June 12, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #248708

Lily has a bit red on her eyes. She’s probably stoned

Hicks June 12, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #248709

None of these people who are commenting saying that suicide is selfish have ever even come close to wanting to die. When you’re at the point of committing or attempting suicide, your view of reality is so skewed that not only are you convinced that you can never be happy again, you also think people will be better off without you. Suicide isn’t selfishness, it’s self-loathing and desperation.

Patrick June 12, 2013, 12:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #248710

Honestly? Try to kill yourself because if others say? I think I am starting to get too old for this. This only ****** me off instead of thinking anything about it.

Anom June 12, 2013, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #248711

Basically, Lucy is awesome and has done nothing wrong, and Mike is finally realizing he’s been an arsehole. Maybe if he apologizes properly, and shows some more signs he actually cares, they can be friends again.

Patrick June 12, 2013, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #248712

Has anyone considered what the title for this chapter might mean? Is Mike going to break up with Sandy for Lucy, or is Lucy going to ‘break up’ from the group? It could even be a mental snap for Lucy.
Wait…no no no!!! Is it possibly… But it can’t be, Taeshi wouldn’t allow it…would she? Is Lucy…is she going to completely break her friendship with Mike forever!? It can’t, it won’t!!!
Please ._. … If there is a god out there… DONT LET THAT HAPPEN!!!
please ;_;

SIGxMUNDx808 June 12, 2013, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #248713

@shaaa sorry :unsure: thought it would be, but the situation is complicated, im planning to repost some othertime to get more of a discution going off of it, not enough people check back for the comments
:unsure:x Mad Lucy

Curtis June 12, 2013, 12:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #248714

I… Don’t even know what to say… This may be more confusing then Inception.

Doctor horse June 12, 2013, 12:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #248715

@shaaa sorry :unsure: thought it would be, but the situation is complicated, im planning to repost some othertime to get more of a discution going off of it, not enough people check back for the comments
:unsure:x Mad Lucy

Curtis June 12, 2013, 12:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #248716

@shaaa sorry :unsure: thought it would be, but the situation is complicated, im planning to repost some othertime to get more of a discution going off of it, not enough people check back for the comments
:unsure:x Mad Lucy

Curtis June 12, 2013, 12:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #248717

Also I agree with @anonymous
… Get on with it.
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn: ANd9GcQt_YujamcuhWnzg9xQoP7RORkwseda8I9j3414P1k0l6 JYXtjnHw

Yeah… Nick Cage.

Doctor horse June 12, 2013, 12:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #248718

She attempted suicide D:

Pauloisjustthatboss June 12, 2013, 12:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #248719

@shaaa sorry :unsure: thought it would be, but the situation is complicated, im planning to repost some othertime to get more of a discution going off of it, not enough people check back for the comments
:unsure:x Mad Lucy

Curtis June 12, 2013, 12:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #248720

wtf??
I promise that i have no idea what happened with the multi posts

Curtis June 12, 2013, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #248721

@docter horse
NOTHING is more confusing than inception was.

Curtis June 12, 2013, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #248723

will lucy became a mental patient?

Tekken June 12, 2013, 1:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #248724

Seriously Lily, you have no right to tell him where he can and cannot be after trying to push them together all the time. And if she did do something crazy he has every right to be there as he may very well be somewhat responsible. I hope she didn’t but my guess is they tried to make her switch schools/goto a mental institution and she walked out infront of a car.

Sammy June 12, 2013, 1:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #248725

Go to Lucy Mike, she needs you more than ever!
To all you Mike haters out there: yeah Mike screwed up, he isn’t perfect, but at least he’s trying. At least he followed Jordan and tried to figure out what was going on. He’s here to make amends for his mistake and to be there for Lucy. Please don’t hate Mike, I can understand why you’re all upset with him, and you have every right to be, but I ask that you forgive him. He’s only mortal

SIGxMUNDx808 June 12, 2013, 1:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #248726

I…
I want…
I WANT THIS TO BE REMNISCENT OF FRUITS BASKET OKAY IS THAT SO MUCH TO ASK
everyone tries to keep her away from people
but she secretly wishes they were there
and then they come and see her anyway and her family is all “**** YOU ******* LEAVE NOW”
and then she sees them and flips ****
and then drama happens and she runs away
and then they catch her and give her a huge ****ing hug and everything is better again because he realizes rhat she is loved and is important and yay happy ending
cx

silveryogurt June 12, 2013, 1:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #248727

@Sammy Wow I agree with you.

Rylan June 12, 2013, 1:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #248728

Ok Mike.Just Great.You’ve Got The Girl To Want To Kill Hwrself.Not Like You Ever Cared Or Anything <.< >.>

Katz June 12, 2013, 1:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #248729

@sliveryogurt
That may have been one of the best coments i have ever read. You just made my day, which is saying alot considering its only like 1 hour into the day.

(i might be writing this because of sleep deprivation)

Doctor horse June 12, 2013, 1:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #248730

The only way Lucy is going to get any help is of Mike steps in and solves the problem. Just like he has always been, he needs to go back to comforting Lucy. Obviously Lucy is not strong enough without Mike. I’m really hoping right now that Lily has a calm conversation with Mike, and communicates with him so that he’ll fully understand what he’s done. Mike doesn’t hate Lucy like he said he did, he’s here right?

asdf June 12, 2013, 1:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #248731

I hope she finally dies, unstable bitch
also, glad to see daisy looks pretty again instead of looking like she’s pregnant

Mina June 12, 2013, 2:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #248732

“Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.” This is what my Uncle told me when I was in a manic state of depression after a teacher treated me like crap.(She was fired but it wasn’t cause of the horrible things she said to me.) I have found that to be true even in this situation. It was this near suicide for me that drew me to the Catholic Church and led me to be the religious (not zealot) person I am today.

There is the possibility that she didn’t attempt suicide but some accident. If that is the case then that shows that Mike knows what he did before was wrong and that a simple apology doesn’t make up for calling a mentally ill person (espescailly a young woman) a parasite and that all of her other friends will leave her.

Gesù Cristo I can’t wait till friday

Thompson De' Medici June 12, 2013, 2:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #248733

I see ppl hating on Lucy.. I see ppl hating on Mike.. :/

But NO ONE is asking why Jordan isn’t at the hospital too :( come on! don’t you think it’s weird her Bigbro didn’t show up??

musling June 12, 2013, 2:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #248734

You know, everyone is saying it’s suicide. But as someone from yesterday’s comic there is still Alejandro (Rape Cat) out there who want revenge. Augustus, despite so many thinking he’s such a sweet guy underneath, tried to manipulate Daisy and assaulted her and if he walked/followed Lucy home on New Years he would know where she lived. And he works with Rape Cat. Who wants revenge on Mike. And Lucy.

Why are we assuming that she killed her self and ignoring the fact that this could very well be assault or rape. Those things can land you in the hospital as well and from what he did to her in the chapter Confrontation I doubt he would have any hesitation about hurting her even more now.

Fates June 12, 2013, 2:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #248735

I wonder what happened instead of all these presumptions….
8-D

Pyro_Kitten June 12, 2013, 2:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #248737

Crud.
With all the suicide thoughts going down, Lucy being pregnant wouldn’t be so bad.

Capital D June 12, 2013, 3:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #248738

Lucy and Mike just need to get together at a beach, smoke some weed, have a few drinks, watch the sunset, kiss each other, bang each other when the stars come out, and get on with their live the next morning.
Just because you kiss, hell just because you bang doesn’t mean their needs to be commitment. That’s why the thing we call love, which is fancy for mating, is a complicated ordeal.
Oh wait, but Mike could never do that because he’s ALL about commitment (yeah right, it’s probably because he busts an early one just looking at a naked girl).
Lucy wants it for sure and don’t nobody say otherwise, because if you do, you ought to punch yourself in the face. She just wants someone to melt her, to lay on the heat nice and slow without roasting her (specifically, the chaste and oh so honorable Mike. Wouldn’t that be the fantasy, eh Lucy? Too bad he’s such a prissy).
Sorry, Lucy girl. If that’s the kind of action you want from Mike, you’ll have to wait some fifteen plus odd years before he gets the nuts to ask for marriage, then you’ll have to wait another ten or so odd years before he actually beds you (to have children, of course. Because fooling around is soooo baaaad).
Oh yes, and this space here is me freaking out that Lucy is in the hospital. Yaaaah. Oh and here is my space for hating on Lucy and Mike, and then spinning around and laughing at all the haters (I obviously have my popcorn). Whoot Whoot, okay I am bored. Next page, pls?

Blank On Purpose June 12, 2013, 3:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #248739

@Blank_on_purpose
“Just because you kiss, hell just because you bang doesn’t mean their needs to be commitment. That’s why the thing we call love, which is fancy for mating, is a complicated ordeal.”

And this is whats wrong with society today. I for one applaud someone who waits for commitment before proceeding to the carnal acts.

Thompson De' Medici June 12, 2013, 3:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #248740

Hey. Thought i’d share something i was thinking about recently about what happened to Lucy…

Everyone is assuming that she tried to hurt herself or something, but that really doesn’t match up with the furniture going away, Jordan’s reaction, etc. Doesn’t fit 100%.

But what about a heart condition? Like physically, her heart is weaker than normal and it all came up when she started being depressed? She would need some serious medical care (Katawa Shoujo game comes to mind where the main hero transfers to a school with 24/7 medical care about their students). Maybe Lucy will move somewhere where she’ll have access to immediate help? Maybe if not treated properly, she will die? :question:

I feel that some kind of serious sickness fits here perfectly. Could be anything really… :(

Ranadiel June 12, 2013, 3:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #248741

Just a quick thing for those saying that Lucy is doing this to manipulate Mike. Did you miss the bit where she gave up on him and LEFT(and talked him up to Sandy)? After that point she hasn’t done anything to interact with him at all. Just pointing out that that line of argument is no longer valid.

Also, for those who are leaping to the suicidal depression, please check my earlier comment. http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c75/p19.html? showallcomments#comment_248663. There are other depression based reasons to be in a hospital.

Tundra June 12, 2013, 3:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #248742

You got a point there Thompson, but looking at it another way, can you say it’s Mike’s and Lucy’s sense of commitment that has been driving them crazy? It’s a great standard to hold to sure, if it doesn’t lead you to beating up on your only friend for a few years, then having that friend shouting you down, which causes you to eventually end up in a hospital. Not to mention all the while you put yourself (humorously in my opinion, because it’s something you have control of, but people like to kid themselves into believing they have no control of) through emotional and mental turmoil that just wears you down like a rag.
The two have been going after each other since they were toddlers. Lucy wanted to know if Mike would marry her, and they were just about five years old. Then Mike made a move on Lucy, who wasn’t ready when they were ten (which Mike seemed to take in a hard way, which is kind of asking which character hasn’t taken anything hard in this comic). Then Lucy comes after Mike, who no longer wants her because Sandy is back. Now Mike is running after Lucy, who is now in a hospital.
If they would’ve at least just kissed (pardon me for being extraordinarily bold here), then at least they could’ve eased some of the tension between them that has been ratcheted up to multiple breaking points, to where as it is now again only being spun up to what I can only see as another one of their breakouts.
Humans like to create all these standards and kid themselves it puts them above the beast, but in essence it only drives the beast in them to points of insanity. Sure some standards, as in laws are necessary to maintain what is basically a human dominated planet, but some are worth questioning. Of course if you’re extremely stubborn and just swat down anything that does not curb with your opinion, I guess you can’t be helped.

Blank On Purpose June 12, 2013, 3:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #248743

Yes. It’s Mike’s fault that Lucy decided to attempt suicide(?). Obviously she has no agency in her own life or control over her actions.

That *******.

Grr. Argh. Rabble. Rabble.

Gryph June 12, 2013, 3:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #248744

@Blank_On_Purpose
Oh I would have no problem with them kissing (though personally I really prefer Lucy X Paulo) At this point though I think it would be best if they occupied the best friend roles rather then lovers as to me that time has passed. Who knows though the way this comic goes you never know what can happen next.

Thompson De' Medici June 12, 2013, 3:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #248745

I totally don’t understand this at all. Mike just apologized and she’s been fine for months. I… The way the comments are going it doesn’t make sense what so ever.

Marscgm June 12, 2013, 3:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #248746

”Oh, look, Mike decided to start being friends again, even though him getting mad at her was horribly justified, it’s obviously his fault Lucy’s now in a hospital!”
EDIT: ”Especially since she’s been fine for months! This ranting is totally justified and not at all overly agressive against him!”

Mike June 12, 2013, 3:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #248747

Lily was clearly stoned as hell.

blaze it ****** June 12, 2013, 4:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #248748

pardon me, I am a new reader, XD but how is this mikes fault? he got friend zoned by her, after helping her half his life, moved on to an old friend, and decided to stay true, is that rely so bad? :question:

Mike-ajg June 12, 2013, 4:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #248749

Guys this is not mike’s fault; he already apologized (somewhat). This is obviously stimming from the fact that she made out with Paulo.

Redneck June 12, 2013, 4:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #248750

This comic make me bi polor at times. One minut i love the main characters, next i hate them. How am i suppossed to like the main character when she trys to kill herself? :question: As the concernd friend i’m at the edge of my seat hoping she is alright. But i have no respect for lucy now. Call me heartless but if u try to kill yourself because another person didn’t want to be with u you just an idiot! Heck i got a friend who had a nervouse break down and ended up in a mental ward. He’s better now, but my point is he didn’t end up there do to not being loved by someone. Lucy is an emotional trainwreck. She became a tomboy who is scarred that other little girls found it odd she wanted to play with boy stuff. She is willing to throw her life away just because the guy rejected her. I think the part that ****** me off the most is the fact that she does have alot of friends and admirorers who she treats very poorly. She has mood swings, hurts all close to her, and is just a trainwreck. Sigh: and sadly i know a girl just like her. Needs to have a man at all times to be content, hits u, ext. I like paulo or daisy or jazz. The main characters r hard to get behind like they were in the begging. Veronica i think your doing an amazing job, the drama, story, tone r just great. Don’t take what i’m saying and think for a min. i don’t like this story and where its going because i do.

JustSomeCritic June 12, 2013, 4:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #248751

People who call suicide a selfish thing, haven’t really been there. They know nothing.

Whatever happened to Lucy, it was enough to have her mother decide she should move somewhere else. Hence Lucy’s empty room and her quitting school.

LH June 12, 2013, 4:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #248753

I don’t think he’s realized yet. That moment in his room where he screwed her mind over was buried by his incessant desire toward his girlfriend. But it’s clear as day to everyone else involved. What he said to Lucy completely screwed her up, and its his fault.

Follarch June 12, 2013, 4:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #248754

@LH

I’ve been there. It’s selfish. Hindsight has a way of putting actions/feelings/behaviors into perspective.

Gryph June 12, 2013, 4:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #248755

When did this comic get so depressing? :(

I remember when I started reading this for the sweet feel-good parts, the cute characters and the comedy, then there were some more serious themes addressing some serious issues at times but that was okay, they fit into the overall theme and gave the story some direction and they made the characters feel more “real” in a way, so it worked, but… this makes me feel about the same as when Tim Buckley wrote in Lilah’s miscarriage in Ctrl+Alt+Del.

I know this sort of thing does happen in real life, I know people who it’s happened to, who have either come near to suicide, attempted it, or succeeded, but do we really want to feel as depressed by something we once enjoyed as we do by our real lives? Not really, no, we’d quite like to feel that somewhere, even if it’s in some fictional universe of talking cats and dogs, that things work out and people can move on from stuff that’s hurt them without resorting to the worst possible thing. Right now this hurts not just because a character you’ve made us invest our emotion in has attempted suicide, or at least that’s the implication, but to me it hurts because this is reminding me of those I’ve known who have been through that, and maybe you’ve known someone who’s been through that too… but I can’t help but feel kind of angry about this.

That’s all I have to say about that.

Ross June 12, 2013, 5:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #248756

She got in the car with Sam (I think that’s his name, her eldest brother). Damn Lucy you know his driving is bad.

Furansuka June 12, 2013, 5:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #248757

Hmm… it’d be quite interesting if she HADN’T attempted suicide, but Mike thinks she HAD… causing life to slap him in the face and make him realise what he’s done. Might even make him remember how much he truly cares about Lucy before the big bombshell drops that, actually, she didn’t try to kill herself at all.

… But who knows, really? :D We’ll have to see.

ravengal June 12, 2013, 5:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #248758

I want to stick my neck out and guess that this wasn’t attempted suicide or cutting…but I’m usually wrong about these kind of things.

Masket June 12, 2013, 6:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #248760

Lily…why are you becomig such a pain in the ***?? I mean K now you really, really care about Lucy but you really can’t see mike’s legitimately worried for Lucy?? why is telling somebody all that’s in your mind about them such a horrible thing to do??

bankai June 12, 2013, 6:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #248761

@Redneck
Calling that a apology is like calling margarine for butter.

ROC June 12, 2013, 7:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #248762

“If you hate me, I’ll just kill myself” ? Really?
And people blame Mike only… *shakes head*

thedragon133 June 12, 2013, 7:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #248763

Lily is doing that thing.. she’s being vauge because she’s angry and I hate when they do that in fiction. It just slows everything down and I really don’t understand what anyone would gain from it.
But I usually don’t understand ppl in genrals os whatever, and I just generally hate when being kept in the dark about important things.

Twinkel13 June 12, 2013, 7:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #248764

I like blaming Mike, especially since he exploded on Lucy in the first place. Not saying Lucy’s innocent, but Mike compounded the issue so :P to him.
Can’t wait for the reveal! woo.

Rawrz June 12, 2013, 7:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #248765

This is a great example of a good community of people. reading some of these above comments truly shows something about the rest of you people. A great artist’s main goal is to bring something from their imagination to life. If you can become so invested in a character that you actually care about what has happened to them in the long run, then the artists/creator is doing something right. Feel dem feelings, their good 4 you, Bittersweet or otherwise.

Rawrz June 12, 2013, 7:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #248766

@thedragon133

You’re forgetting just a handful of things, friend.

Like, that mike called her a parasite. And that she has no real friends. And that once he left, everyone would join him and she would be alone. And that she always would be.

Remember that?

McNameless June 12, 2013, 7:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #248767

She Didn’t what?

CoolPerson June 12, 2013, 7:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #248768

Mike: Because I……………….. I care?
Lily:……………………………………………………………. BULL****

Huh? June 12, 2013, 8:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #248769

Well, ****. That’s what happens when you eff with the polish mafia.

Dave Strider June 12, 2013, 8:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #248770

I’m siding with Mike on this. He can care for Lucy as a friend; there should be nothing wrong with that. I hate how it seems like in order to care for someone you have to want a dating relationship with them. GAWD. :nope:

AngryBunny June 12, 2013, 9:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #248771

”It’s Mike’s fault for finally lashing out after being tortured by the girl who friendzone’d her and has tortured her for most of her life! Who cares if he apologized? He screwed her over by finally doing something about her bullying him!”
I made another comment above, maybe 3 hours ago? This is what I basically read in the Comments section.

Mike June 12, 2013, 9:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #248772

@McNameless
Of course not. Yes, he said that to her and there is no excuse for that. Even if it was the truth from his perspective.
Still doesn’t change the fact that it’s NOT ENTIRELY his fault! Lucy is just as guilty.

thedragon133 June 12, 2013, 9:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #248773

Lucy could have gotten hurt either through an accident or suicide attempt. Just can’t wait for the next pages. Dammit Lilly, y u no tell Mike now D:

DoritosMania June 12, 2013, 9:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #248774

I Agree with @LiquidPencil so much, you should just see and wait what happens, it will be a Emotionfest for both, Mike and Lucy and im so curious to see what will happen in the nextcoming Pages,

Can’t Wait 8-D

NexusWulf June 12, 2013, 9:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #248775

OK. Stop saying things about suicide. She probably just got really sick like she did a few chapters ago and MIKE gave her so medicine for that. But he “hated” her back then. Also I think the color of Mike’s scarf matches his personality, and who her cares about. Back when he had the blue scarf, in the beginning, he really, possibly loved, Lucy and still tried to show some affection even after Sandy’s letter came in when Mike broke his leg. Then he got the red and yellow scarf and his personality slowly altered to the douch we all know and hate. THEN he got the blue scarf from Sandy and he tried to apologize to Lucy and now he takes the trouble to trial down Jordan and get him alone to try to figure this out and he genuinely looks worried about Lucy.

But as I said earlier Lucy is probably just really sick as they said she had not been in school for a while, but that does not explain why she has to move or switch schools. Then again she is probably suffering from a fancy doctor term, which I forget at the moment, that means she has extreamly high, like smoking ten pounds of weed high, levels of depression so she was probably told to keep her out is stressful environments, like school, and told her to be home schooled. But that does not explain why her room is empty. Maybe she is going to live with Sam while she does her home schooling and she lives with her mom during the summer.

RPG Nerd June 12, 2013, 9:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #248776

So guys.. Mike totally made up with Lucy after the play. I mean, not completely, but still.

On another note, Taeshi, those are some straight lines. Like really, your lines on the panels just kinda made me realize that I could never do that. Haha, well enough of my brown nosing.

Bleu June 12, 2013, 10:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #248777

I don’t think she would try to kill herself.
She pretty much explained this to augustus.

Starling June 12, 2013, 10:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #248778

I don’t buy it. Lucy doesn’t seem like a cutter to me. But I don’t blame her from what mike did to her he needs to be neutered.

Bloom Helios June 12, 2013, 10:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #248780

This is taking far too long :/ Get to the poooooint

Tigrr June 12, 2013, 10:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #248781

Actually, I just noticed that lily has a really bland and boring expression. It’s irony at its finest.

Dave Strider June 12, 2013, 11:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #248782

UGH!I wanna know what’s going on!?!Did she try to kill herself!?! :0
also @HeyThereitsmoi & @Kevin killing yourself is not that simple and selfish.I knew,I whas ones like Lucy: broken and sad,and I whas really gonna make a suicide,but people who love me (like my brother and best friend <3 ) stopped me.Now im going teraphy,and taking meds.
Anyways the reason why I whas gonna do it whas the fact I whas feeling bad, I felt like there whas no reason to life,(though I whas really wrong!) not the fact I’d like to be mean and make others suffer!Nobody KILLS THERSELF SO OTHERS WOULD FEEL BAD!
+Lucy maybe didin’t even try to do it!Despresson make’s people easyly get ill you know?Im sorry that im so sensetive abouth this,I just want people to realise LUCY NOT A BITCH SHE JUST NEEDS HELP!That’s all..

Just_me June 12, 2013, 11:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #248783

Look, I realy don’t care what other people think. When Mike blew up on Lucy, he did it because he was being influenced by Sandy. He made some realizations, not about Lucy though, but about himself. I don’t care what anyone else thinks, but Mike cares.

Yes mike has done some horrible things, shunning Lucy like he did and hurting her like he did, but Mike cares about her Deep down, no matter what, they are still best of friends, and nothing can change that.

Maybe he doesn’t see it right now, but I know that deep inside of himself, Mike loves Lucy. He and Sandy won’t last, as a long distance relationship hurts both people in the end. Mike really does love Lucy. And for anyone who doesn’t think so, I ask you, then why would he care enough to rush to the hospital to find her? Why would he go out of his way with Jordan to find out what happened? Why would he do all this if he didn’t care.
I think that in the end, after al is said and done, if Lucy is okay, her and Mike’s relationship will blossom, become much stronger than ever.

I cringe every time I see something about Paulo and Lucy. That arrogant jerk doesn’t deserve her at all, in my opinion. Paulo does deserve to be happy, but he doesn’t deserve Lucy, and the whole pregnancy scare had me on edge the entire time, because I hated the fact that he took her virginity in her time of weakness. Paulo doesn’t deserve her. He deserves to be happy, but he doesn’t deserve Lucy.

Mike has undergone many changes, and I believe he’s finally coming to the point of seeing his true feelings for Lucy In the beginning, they were cute and romantic, hence him falling flat on his face under a blanket just trying to kiss her. His feelings for her changed to hate when Sandy began to take influence over his life. Sandy isn’t a bad person, she’s just not right for mike. But now his feelings have shifted, and his feelings for Lucy have become more real than ever. I think he’s realizing that he doesn’t just like her, that his feelings aren’t cute and romantic like they used to be. I think Mike is finally realizing that he loves Lucy.

Veronica, AKA Taeshi, if you read this, your comic has kept my mind filled since I started reading this. I hope you know where you want to take Mike and Lucy.

Broseph June 12, 2013, 12:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #248784

No creo que Lucy haya tratado de lastimarse. Quizás haya tenido un problema de apéndice que les dió un susto a la familia… :smirk:
Ah, Mike! así tendrás la conciencia. :/

Mariposa de humo June 12, 2013, 12:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #248785

to Broseph the pregnency scare was what could have but it didn’t read the whole thing next time look of disappoint :nope:

the voice of read June 12, 2013, 12:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #248786

@Broseph actually I think PauloxLucy would be the better couple due to the fact that he gets along with her the best and eventhough he see s her as high matainance he says she is still worth it and as things are going mikexsandy is still going strong and they will probably stick together

and I don’t think mike loves lucy in a romantic way but more as a friend or sibling

TheGentleman June 12, 2013, 12:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #248787

@Just_me your quite right and I think a lot of people who are commenting on that whole topic don’t really understand how depression works and how it affect people I take anti depressants but not because I have depression as of yet but because I suffer anxiety attacks and occasionally have days where I am just depressed

understand where people who view suicide as selfish are coming from and I think it as selfish in away but I also understand why people would do it not from personal experience but from information gathered from people I know

TheGentleman June 12, 2013, 12:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #248874

@thedragon133

….I never said that. I never in any way implied that.

“If you hate me, I’ll just kill myself” ? Really?
And people blame Mike only… *shakes head*

That’s what you submitted. You completely ignored the other stuff that went down and was said. You treated her response as though it was only towards one thing he said, when in reality she became the way she was because he tore her down to nothing. Mike didn’t just stamp out her crush, he destroyed her world.

Lucy’s social insecurities are no excuse for the way she treated Mike over the years, I’m not making the argument that it is. But if you’re going to completely ignore the bulk of what Mike did, then I get a free pass to ignore the bulk of what Lucy did.

McNameless June 12, 2013, 1:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #248997

Lucy is a *****. Anyone who tries to kill them selves is.

Tamaska- June 13, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #249296

@liquidpencil thank you for taking the time to define depression and provide just a little window of what its like to suffer in the dark. I have had depression all my life and I have had times where I had to write down the good things that happened to me, so could read them during the bad.


as someone who attempted suicide (slashed my wrists and chugged an entire bottle of meds) I can tell everyone here it is not lightly. I was even considering the cruel but true factors of my death. not the least of which the possibility that my parents would have more money on hand to help my younger brother actually have something to eat. we were so poor…

Rick June 14, 2013, 9:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #249297

and Tamaska? go **** yourself.

Rick June 14, 2013, 9:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #249299

Doctor Nuclear June 14, 2013, 11:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #250108

what did she do? :question:

auto June 19, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #250208

could it just be that she decided to get her ear fixed? I didn’t get the impression that she was suicidal but i could have missed something—— I remember quite a few panels back a conversation with her mother about something???

Carla Aoyagi June 19, 2013, 6:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #251324

Hey here’s the best description I’ve found of depression from someone who experienced it.
http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.ca/ 2011_10_01_archive.html
and part 2
http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.ca/2013/05/ depression-part-two.html

WW June 26, 2013, 5:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #251537

Aw I missed Lucys pets/family

craftingtheworld June 27, 2013, 5:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #251891

I AM DYING TO KNOW WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH LUCY.

Akia July 1, 2013, 11:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #255449

THANK YOU, @LiquidPencil BECAUSE IT IS TRUE WHAT YOU SAY.

AND I SWEAR TO GOD, @Tamaska YOU ARE SOOOO FULL OF IT. BUT JUST READ WHAT YOU SAID. YOU ARE THE B-WORD, B-WORD.

(JUST KIDDING. NO ONE HERE IS A B-WORD. AND MY COMPUTER IS STUCK ON CAPS LOCK, SO THAT’S WHY IT’S ALL IN CAPS.)

edit: fixed! and @Mina : get real. be nice. come on!

Astrid555.1 August 1, 2013, 1:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #257138

She’s a junkie. I knew it.

The Pornographer August 20, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #260008

OH MY GOSH HOW DID I MISS THIS PAGE WHEN IT WAS UPLOADED?! I’ve literally been all like “Is she did or not!?” for MONTHS now. >.<

Lynn September 22, 2013, 5:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #281762

@LiquidPencil Thank you for your comment. It’s nice seeing someone actually looking at such things from a realistic and logical standpoint.

Kendra June 1, 2014, 2:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #284602

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