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Really Lily, Really?
Well Mike buddy, you ****ed up. Now you can quit, or show us how much you really care.
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 12, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.
Oh my sweet lord goodness. This is obscenely depressing. How is the story gonna continue from here? Although I really wanna see her dad and learn about whats up with him. Were her parents divorced? Gah Paulo will literally kill Mike.
On a totally unrelated note. I just want to thank you @taeshi for making this comic. Its super awesome and if it wasnt for this I probably wouldn’t be going out with my girlfriend right now. So thanks for being awesome and amazing!
Demetrois June 12, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.
Lily is the best. End of discussion.
HIC June 12, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
So we get to met Lucy dad that’s cool also
TAKE THAT MIKE FELL BAD NOW!?
THAT’S NOT EVEN CLOSE TO WHAT LUCY FELT.
Wait that means Lucy is gone and going to live her dad.
Away from every one. That means her friends won’t see her.
**** THAT MEANS EVERY SHIP INVLOVING LUCY IS DEAD.
Dr.Rockit June 12, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
I am so confused.
Halp June 12, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
roflcopter June 12, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
ColorlessNight June 12, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
There /is/ a father O.o
KaliOfDarknesss June 12, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.
come onn lilyyyyyyyy shut upppp
also I really want to see lucy’s father.
boh... June 12, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.
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 12, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.
I do feel sorry for Mike I mean he snapped and said horrible things, but for them to drive Lucy into a suicide attempt? She must feel like ****, too (duh), and then her family and pets… this is all just so sad
Laufente June 12, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.
Ah, the elusive father is entering.
Mike changed his mind but as we know “careful what you wish for”!
Anyhoo, I still think it’s only a really bad illness due to depression damaging her immune system. Lucy wouldn’t abandon her kids in response to being abandoned.
Tundra June 12, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.
Wow Lily, now you’ve jut made Mike feel even more guilty.
LazyCharmander June 12, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.
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
Was it suicide or wasn’t it?? i’m so confused…
LILY JUST TELL US GODDAMIT
Me June 12, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.
RawrBusta June 12, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.
Mike had better get the **** out of there because if Lucy’s dad sees him he is gonna get torn a new *******
TheGentleman June 12, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.
Lily seriously frustrates me. She only knows what Lucy has told her, therefore a very one sided story. Besides she’s definitely pulling these things from back in December, and it’s January in the story. THINGS CAN CHANGE LILY GAWD. I feel like Lucy’s mom should turn around and see him and let him in on what’s going on.
AngryBunny June 12, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.
YES. YES. FINALLY. THIS IS WHAT I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR. MIKE TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU **** ON SOMEONE WHO HELD YOU IN HIGH ESTEEM, SUCH HIGH ESTEEM THAT YOU RUINED THEM BY TELLING THEM THEY SHOULD JUST DIE. I HOPE YOU’VE LEARNED YOUR LESSON, MIKE.
Shade June 12, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.
Wait what just happended!? :
KittyAna June 12, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.
Gotta respect Lily for not being the one to beat the **** out of Mike. She always seemed like a second mother-figure for Lucy, and if some punk kid ever led my child to attempt suicide, (or whatever it is that put Lucy in the hospital), I damn well would make sure he was grateful he was already in the hospital
MissShellGiraffe June 12, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.
Ooooh!Lucy’s dad!?! I allways wanders what he looks like!And…HE CAN’T TAKE HER AWAY!NOOO! no no no no no no no no.. he can’t do that he CAN’T!
Dawny999 June 12, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.
Is that the same comment you posted yesterday? Twice, I remember reading both of these before
Tundra June 12, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.
Where is Lucy going?! Her mom talked to Lucy’s brothers about if “it” would make Lucy feel abandoned. Is Lucy’s mom shipping her off to boarding school? Or maybe to live with her father so that she can start over at a new school with new friends?
Kevin June 12, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.
Be careful of what you wish for because once it happens you’ll regret it.
I'mSomebodyYouUsedToKnow June 12, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.
@LazyCharmander shut the **** up dude apparently you don’t understand how depression works so until you do don’t open you ****ing mouth ok
TheGentleman June 12, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.
Dang, my prediction was right. I can’t wait to see what really happened to her!
T68 June 12, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.
@Curtis yeah I think it is your previous comments
TheGentleman June 12, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.
Advise for mike and all the Lucy and mike haters words once spoken can never be unspoken so watch what you say
TheGentleman June 12, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.
It is what he wanted…..for about a second in a fit of rage.
Based on what I see on Mike’s face, I see two possibilities for the next page.
He’s gonna stop Lily, Rage Face it, and be like, DAMN IT I DO CARE I WANNA MAKE IT BETTER. TAKE ME THERE NOW.
Or, sadly walk away, blaming himself (poor Mike, everyone makes mistakes and it wasn’t all your fault) and maybe is so guilty and sad he break up with Sandy? The last part, is mostly just cause of the title.
Honestly, I just wanna know what the hell happened before anything. Did she try to commit or not? Is this gonna have a not expected moment or what?
Also, YAY for finally seeing Lucy’s dad. Watch him be just like Lucy and be like: Sweetheart, I go through the same thing.
CheshireGames June 12, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.
yeaaaah.. I’ve got nothing to say
Midstrike June 12, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.
@MissShellGiraffe Damn straight
TheGentleman June 12, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.
and thus the very important lesson of, just because you say sorry doesn’t mean anything is fixed or will get better, is taught.
shoop-a-doop June 12, 2013, 1:11 PM EST.
So, we gonna see lucy’s father o.o
eagle June 12, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.
sorry about the duoble post, the comment fnction freaked out yesterday and i thought it hadnt posted but i looked back just now and saw that it did, the bcb server was spazzing out a lot yesterday
Curtis June 12, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.
HE STILL LOVES HER!!!!! Soooo sad but cute!!!!
Aiya June 12, 2013, 1:13 PM EST.
LUCY HAS A FATHER?!
Yxela007 June 12, 2013, 1:14 PM EST.
atleast she isn’t dead
Captain kelo June 12, 2013, 1:14 PM EST.
My god, this…
This is even better than a punch to the face.
Never here June 12, 2013, 1:14 PM EST.
TheGentleman June 12, 2013, 1:15 PM EST.
But Lucy and Paulo…at the play…but…and….what is happening?! I am very concerned and a little confused, because I’m still in the dark here
Kindle_Kat June 12, 2013, 1:15 PM EST.
Before, he couldn’t care less, but now he cares very much thanks to Sandy and his friends. He would of become one of those individuals who would be more concerned about himself and his girlfriend than about others like his friends. Now he sees how his actions can affect other people. I’m sure he feels very bad for what he did and I’m hoping that he will fix this as best as he can before its too late.
Keyblade Dragon June 12, 2013, 1:15 PM EST.
@Neverhere it’s more like a kick in the nuts
TheGentleman June 12, 2013, 1:16 PM EST.
It’s kind of hard to take care of others when you can’t even really take care of yourself. Let allow suffering an internal battle with yourself. But her pets are probably the only thing keeping her from ending the pain.
Depression is a hell of thing. Better yet it is hell! She needs help, her family and her pets have failed miserably. She needs help from the only source she sadly trusts
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 12, 2013, 1:16 PM EST.
the make out thing with paulo was just lucy tying up lose ends, it probobly didnt mean anything to her
Curtis June 12, 2013, 1:18 PM EST.
@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone trust is a thing easily broken and once broken is hard to mend who is to say that she even trusts mike anymore
TheGentleman June 12, 2013, 1:18 PM EST.
It’s not Mike’s fault Lucy got so dependent on him. He was meanand unfair and immature about it, sure, but he’s young, and he’s not her mom or her boyfriend. He never wanted the role of “Lucy’s caretaker.” I understand why he got frustrated and lashed out at her, especially after he felt guilty for loving her while he had aconfusing budding-but-not-fully-formed romantic relationship with Sandy. There was no way for him to get away from his guilt without getting away from Lucy, and unfortunately, Lucy was co-dependent enough that she wouldn’t leave him alone until he lashed out at her.
Andrea June 12, 2013, 1:19 PM EST.
Yeah yeah, whatever… go away already Lily. I wanna see Lucy’s father and stuff…
JayLime June 12, 2013, 1:19 PM EST.
If Mike falls to his knees at Lilly’s feet in the beginning of tears, I will truly believe he is 100% aware of how ****ed up Lucy is because of his actions in “December”. Saying that, however, I just want the both if them to heal. . __. And I still think the MikexLucy ship is a tattered submarine (@RPGnerd, Im lookin’ at you. ), and that at this point there is no hope for LucyxAnybody. As I stated a couple pages back, as much as I dig PauloxLucy, I really am just shipping LucyxHappiness.
…oh what a tangled web they weave!
Yaschiri June 12, 2013, 1:19 PM EST.
Good, there we go! Someone telling it like it is! This is a lesson learned that you shouldn’t say extremely biting things unless you mean them. Of course, things happen in the heat of the moment, but that doesn’t make it a good or an excusable thing by default. Now Mike, sit down and think about what you’ve done, then see if you can apologize again. And realize how much words hurt, and how your last apology was like a bandaid for a wound the size of Mt. Everest. You played lightly with her emotions in a game of hardball, and see where it got you.
Macca June 12, 2013, 1:19 PM EST.
Yep, on the spot.XD
Mil_Faces June 12, 2013, 1:19 PM EST.
I don’t understand why there are so many people out there who are against Mike. Sure, he was quite harsh and cruel to her, but honestly Lucy isn’t exactly a bushel of flowers. She had it coming, for she had put Mike through so much crap. I quite honestly think Lucy is seriously overreacting about the situation. I know what it’s like to lose your best friend, but if you’re an ***, than what would you think would happen? Treat others the way you would like to be treated Lucy!
AngryBunny June 12, 2013, 1:20 PM EST.
My god this is getting crazy. I can’t believe it. I dot think Lucy tries to commit suicide cause I think she is stronger than people give credit for and micheal. I know people make mistakes but seriously. You got all weird because of your girlfriend. I think it’s stupid cause Lucy was a friend and girlfriends can come an go but good friends are forever and significant others no matter how important should not get in the way of that.
Robin June 12, 2013, 1:21 PM EST.
I really could care less about Lucy. She brought this up on her own actions.
Number one: She bullied Mike in the past.
Number two: Mike said his feelings towards Lucy and she pushed them away and continued doing ****.
Number three: Mike finally gives up and snaps, maybe harshly, and moves on with Sandy. Lucy realizes her feelings, too late.
Number four: He apologized. So why did she do that? she knew he wanted to be friends again. But nooooo, she cut her veins.
There. I said it. I just don’t get all the Mike haters, when the one they should be hating is Lucy.
I don’t care about Yashy. (I do care about everyone else though.) And about how she feels now that she knows the truth because she also acted like a ***** with Mike. Done.
Solaris June 12, 2013, 1:23 PM EST.
OH MY GAWD YES.
I love the way you worded that. I’m definitely shipping for LucyxHappiness, with whomever/whatever that happiness may be.
AngryBunny June 12, 2013, 1:23 PM EST.
This is full of suspense that its making me agitated more than before. How exactly did it happened that Lucy had to go to hospital? Will Mike ever get the chance to fix this? And what will happen after Lucy gets out of the hopsital? I must have these answers.
Keyblade Dragon June 12, 2013, 1:23 PM EST.
I AM SO HAPPY NOW!
This lady June 12, 2013, 1:24 PM EST.
I was right…. she is going to go stay with a relative but I thought her father was dead, not divorced. still waiting to find out what Lucy did though
Teed June 12, 2013, 1:24 PM EST.
Not really understanding where all the Lucy sympathy comes from… I came in a bit late so maybe I missed something, but she seems really mean and self absorbed to me. I mean, I know she’s supposed to be tsundere and all, but it seems to me that’s no excuse for the way she’s treated mike… was he just supposed to stand there and take all that abuse or what?
Janie June 12, 2013, 1:25 PM EST.
I feel bad for Mike because I can relate to that guilty feeling and it’s terrible :< I want to see him meet Lucy, so looking forward for next page.
Wittmann June 12, 2013, 1:25 PM EST.
Well at least things are starting to make some sense now.
starfighter105 June 12, 2013, 1:25 PM EST.
Ok first on that was beautiful and I love what you said but I must say these aren’t orbs of laugh these are real cat people and Lucy is the most easy to aggravate but through every thing mike did she was mad but mostly just despairing but when mike said he would take every from from her. Her friends, the person who loves her, EVERYHING. I wouldn’t be surprised if their was a little hate their but no just despair. When he finally apologizes to Lucy she says that would be nice but then tries to commit suicide? I don’t think that means she wants to be friends let alone love him anymore and when he said “how bout we start over” she said that WOUL be nice and she literally meant starting over she is leaving mike forever (she hopes) I don’t think she like mike anymore other wise she would stay or at least try and talk to him before she leaves to where ever she is going. That’sy observation I think Lucy just wants to leave mike or just wants to stop seeing him for a while even if it means leaving her only friends she wants to leave mike that bad. Well that what I think
Lucy’s case is he opposite of mike mike wants to hate Lucy but likes her while Lucy wants to hate mike but hates him but she gave up an is leaving to free herself of what mike has done to her
Dr.Rockit June 12, 2013, 1:26 PM EST.
@Janie no mike had every right to defend himself but he made himself the bad guy by the way he choose to defend himself if he had done things a little nicer and not sent lucy in to a downward spiral of depression he would be a much more loved character and as of present he is turning several of his haters to his side by redeeming himself in their eyes
TheGentleman June 12, 2013, 1:29 PM EST.
omg..! i had a feeling we’d be seeing her dad come into the picture one way or another!
echo June 12, 2013, 1:30 PM EST.
Lucy is leaving 2 go live with her father. she did not try 2 kill herself and come on who tries 2 kill them self lives and their room is empty
also i think lucy will take all her pets
i feel bad for jordan
and mike……………o geeeeeee where did i put my gun
2shy June 12, 2013, 1:31 PM EST.
@Teed actually Lucy’s parents are married
TheGentleman June 12, 2013, 1:31 PM EST.
on the other hand, i hope the ‘breaking up’ title of this chapter doesn’t have something to do with mike breaking it off with sandy out of guilt over what’s going on with lucy.. that would be really sad and not the right thing to do, i think..
echo June 12, 2013, 1:32 PM EST.
Okay… More insight. Jordan blames mike. The family had talked about a change. Her room is empty? They’re moving because of Lucy’s depression after everything that happened. She was moving things and had a terrible accident. She was in critical condition, and just recently was stabilized, thus the recent tears. Jordan blames Mike because if it were not for him, they wouldn’t have been moving. Jordan is still upset because he thinks Lucy is in critical condition and has not received notification that she stabilized.
Also, PAULOXLUCY FOREVER!
I WILL SINK WITH THIS SHIP!
Also, as I had said before, I can’t imagine she would have tried to commit suicide. She knows how it feels to be abandoned, why would she do that to Yashy and Chirpy?
Rogue June 12, 2013, 1:33 PM EST.
Oh mike be carful what you wish for. I hope he feels bad know knoweing what he said caused all this. And poor Lucy what did she do to wind up in the hospital .
kold kagura June 12, 2013, 1:34 PM EST.
that’s one heck of a guilt trip you’re throwing mike on, lily. still, it might knock a bit of sense into him.
Caconia June 12, 2013, 1:34 PM EST.
all right everyone who brings up mike’s apology it was half assed to the extreme and the damage was already done that would have been like me stabbing a guy and then asking if he could forgive me that is not how the world works i’m sorry usually doesn’t mean or do **** it is as simple as that
TheGentleman June 12, 2013, 1:34 PM EST.
In accordance with panel 1 and the words or Dr. Zoidburg you look bad and you should feel bad.
kold kagura June 12, 2013, 1:36 PM EST.
@Rogue hell yeah PauloxLucy I am on the ship too
TheGentleman June 12, 2013, 1:36 PM EST.
No. No, it’s most definitely NOT what he really wanted. And looking at those facial expressions on the last few panels, I think that’s exactly what he’s going to say / thinking right now. Took long enough, though.
Also AAAAAAH WE STILL DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO LUCY AAAAAAH
Oceanus92 June 12, 2013, 1:36 PM EST.
I’m going to call it now that this chapter is all a dream that feeds from Michael’s guilt. You could already see he was starting to feel it a bit in the previous chapter, so it would make sense.
And considering how the events in this chapter suddenly became really serious without any explanation…yeah, I don’t think it’s real.
Tundra June 12, 2013, 1:38 PM EST.
Wonder what her father is going to look like
TheGrayFox June 12, 2013, 1:39 PM EST.
For people saying that Lucy was/is self absorb and what not, WOULD A SELF ABSORB PERSON TEXT THEIR (EX)FRIEND’S GIRLFRIEND STATING THAT THERE WAS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THEM AND TO TALK TO THEM?! NO!
If Lucy was so self absorbed, she wouldn’t have texted Sandy from Mike’s phone telling her something happened.
Youmitsumi June 12, 2013, 1:39 PM EST.
A LOT of you guys seem to be missing the fact that Mike was essentially being bullied by Lucy. You say he was unfair and immature when really that’s how Lucy was. I’ve been in Mike’s situation before and you can only take so much before you snap. He was the bigger man and (sort of) apologized but, honestly, Lucy should’ve apologized too instead of reacting the way she did. To say that mike shouldn’t have happiness ‘cuz it would cost Lucy hers is incredibly unfair. It’s kinda sad to see the Golden Rule getting ignored here
Rob June 12, 2013, 1:39 PM EST.
Well Mike… you have to face your feelings because it seems like noe you care… so was that in December a case of thinking you might fall for Lucy instead of your girl… as the song says “Love the one you’re with.”
It seems to me he was afraid of being unfaithful and flustrated at having a long distance relationship, so rage at Lucy to keep her from getting too close. So confused eh Mike.
And now your hurtful words starting to come close to reality, from those to Lucy and the “maybe it would be better if she died” comment to Sandy… now you are faced with it being a possible reality… what shall you do Mike? Shall you realize that she is more important than you thought?
Glassman June 12, 2013, 1:42 PM EST.
@Rob I actually covered this and why people are so ****** at mike scroll up some and you’ll see it
TheGentleman June 12, 2013, 1:42 PM EST.
This is probably the most bitter part in “Bittersweet Candy Bowl”.
It’s depressing me.
NoName XD June 12, 2013, 1:43 PM EST.
@Solaris and a couple other people, you seem to forgot Lucy hadn’t done ANYTHING to Mike for months before he lashed out at her. She was legitimaly trying to be nice to him, even though even then her mental state wasn’t at its best. Lucy has done so much for Mike, which seems to be forgotten a lot. I’m not a Lucy lover or even a Mike hater, I’m just saying. BOTH of them made mistakes with their relationship, so in my opinion blame shouldn’t be put on either of them . Also, to the people who say she’s overreacting, Depression does crap to your mind. All she could be thinking at this point could be that she wants the pain to stop, and everyone would be better off without her. Trust me, I would know.
Gabba June 12, 2013, 1:45 PM EST.
mike is like my fave BCB character no matter his faults but now i just don’t know what to think of him
Taro June 12, 2013, 1:47 PM EST.
Wasting away, I see you~
When the top of the world falls on you~
Finding your day don’t want to be you~
When the top of the world falls on you~
I feel this song works really well for this situation and Mike right now.
I see Mike and Lucy lovers bringing up good points from both ends, so all I can really say is that this is just an unfortunate culmination of imperfections from both ends.
For Mike, he acted out upon quite a few years of less-than-acceptable behavior from Lucy, and as such he was justified in calling her out on that. However, he was NOT justified in doing what had happened in “December.” That was a bit much. For a while he was defensive when Lucy was brought up, and tried distancing himself from Lucy because he was tired of it all. However, he still does like Lucy, which I think he realized in “Curtain Call” near the end. He admitted that he took things a bit too far, and he tried apologizing for it and tried making amends. Good for him! Unfortunately, he came a tad bit too late, the damage has been done, and he’s realizing the consequences of his actions a bit too late.
Now for Lucy, after the huge drama in Acopoco (I think that’s where they went) she had to face the idea of losing Mike forever, which before she didn’t even consider. Zachary brought up some points to her, and she tried being nicer to him (more complements, less anger, and the like) but unfortunately things got mega awkward when she said she loved him. Things started culminating into the events in “December,” where Mike finally called Lucy out for the behavior she showed throughout their friendship. That broke her, and she started avoiding Mike to prevent any unnecessary conflict.
Mike was unnecessarily harsh in “December,” yes, but he came to realize that his behavior was unrequited, if only a bit too late. He was justified in calling her out, but he was just a jerk the way he said it. Lucy was a bit of a jerk throughout their friendship, and she needed that to be pointed out. This anger started in Acopoco when he fell off a cliff, and Lucy almost immediately clung to Paulo for support. Mike drew a few conclusions from this, one being that he was a gigantic emotional crutch for Lucy, and that when given the opportunity Lucy would immediately jump to somebody else. Lucy is a bit at fault for not really preparing herself for the possibility of losing Mike, but that goes more into her trust issues and mental/emotional problems.
Mike and Lucy really do care about each other, I believe. They’ve done quite a few things for each other throughout the years, with Mike saving her life in Acopoco and supporting her with her problems, and Lucy with protecting him from Alejandro and attempting to save his life when he fell down the waterfall. Lucy, though, didn’t show this friendship much, so there’s that.
I hear a few hateful things about Sandy on here as well, and here’s what I have to say on that matter. Now, Mike and Lucy have been friends for a long while, but unfortunately all Sandy hears is this:
“Yeah, so my friend gave me a black eye at lunch today, but it’s cool.”
“Did you know my friend wiped blood and snot on my tail today? But hey, we’re cool now.”
“She wouldn’t stop making fun of my twisted ankle! It’s kinda funny, but still.”
Would you really blame her for not liking Lucy if all she heard was the negatives? Plus, when Sandy and Mike finally did meet up and Sandy got the text, she forgave Lucy because she apologized and felt incredibly sorry for what she did.
I hope I’m making sense here. Still loving the comic, though!
LiquidPencil June 12, 2013, 1:47 PM EST.
By the way, I’m hoping that the reason this chapter’s called “Breaking Up” is because Mike is breaking up with Sandy (i don’t know if I already said this on some other comment page…)
I’m hoping for that happy ending, but I don’t wanna jinx it.
NoName XD June 12, 2013, 1:47 PM EST.
Ooh, it’ll be interesting to meet Lucy’s father. I’ve always kinda wondered where he is. Like, if the parents are divorced, it seems odd that they’d all live with their mom, and if she got full custody, or they all prefer living with her, why would they decide to send Lucy off to live with him? It’s confusing… I’m loving these daily updates though
Eemia June 12, 2013, 1:51 PM EST.
Besides the fact that Mike thinks Sandy is prettier and nicer and more fun to be around, I don’t think he’s quite looking at the big picture. I don’t think he sees who has been there for him the longest (yeah, it’s Lucy). Let’s not forget that she saved him from drowning, and she really cares about him (even if it’s not always obvious). And no matter how ugly things get between them, Mike’s eyes will be opened SOMEHOW (even if it’s too late to start over). That’s just how anything bittersweet goes.
NoName XD June 12, 2013, 1:57 PM EST.
poor Lucy…i don’t know.
Laguhez June 12, 2013, 1:59 PM EST.
foxiepox June 12, 2013, 2:00 PM EST.
Well, at least we know for sure now that the plan is for Lucy (and her pets) to move. That explains why her room was empty.
Also, much love for Lily. Mike isn’t Lucy’s friend right now so he shouldn’t have access to personal information about her.
MiscKitty June 12, 2013, 2:03 PM EST.
Well things got real ****ed up.
Too bad, it’s too late Michael.
Knux-the-Killer June 12, 2013, 2:08 PM EST.
I’ve reread the last couple chapters so many times….I WANT TO KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN……
JustaSuta June 12, 2013, 2:09 PM EST.
Guys, stop freaking out about Lilly. She’s not saying anything because it’s making the story more dramatic, it’s why the story is so good. They’ll show what happened just be patient
Honestly, Mike kind of had this coming when he flipped out on Lucy in the first place. I mean she VOMITED after he left, she’s very very hurt and I’m not sure what Mike can do to fix this.
Phantom June 12, 2013, 2:11 PM EST.
I like reading the comments after a page like this because of all the idiots that come in here thinking they know everything there is to know about peoples emotions/personality/psyche. Especially all the Lucy and Mike haters. Reading all of the comments I can count the number of people who actually grasp whats happening on my finger tips. I have choosen no side on this Mike v. Lucy battle field because I can see that both of them were wrong in the way that they did things. For Mike, yes he had a right to be angry because Lucy was mind ****ing him with her emotions and she was being a tad bit rough with him, but that did not give him the right to shatter her psyche. He knew damn well what he was doing when he lashed out at her in December so all the people that are trying to rationalize the way he reacted need to stop because it was uncalled for regardless of anyway you look at it. For Lucy, I understand the way she treats people is her way of showing her affection twards them, but she needed a good slap in the face to get her to realize that what she was doing was making her friends uncomfortable and it was only a matter of time before they reacted in a negative way( not saying what Mike did was justified, but it was bound to happen one way or another). She also needed to realize that with boys you cannot **** with our emotions like she did when Mike confessed to her and she shot him down only to come back and confess her love after he was in a relatonship with Sandy. Women are very emotional beings, but when it comes to emotions with men it is very easy to confuse us and the main emotion that comes out of it is anger. Now honestly in my opinion Mike needed to stop being a whiny little bitch about the “abuse” he was receiving from Lucy because they both were rough like that with eachother. Lucy may have done more, but Mike still did it also. So all the people that are Lucy/Mike haters need to just shut up because you guys don’t understand this stuff at all. Until you’ve been there you have no room to judge. Scratch that, even if you’ve been there you have no room to judge. There’s my rant for the day. Hope it shed some light into your minds. If not whatever, I can still always get a good laugh from reading the comments
Random dude June 12, 2013, 2:12 PM EST.
I’m betting she did try to kill herself, which is why they are at the hospital. However I don’t think the whole family is moving. I think maybe they are committing Lucy or sending her somewhere to get help.
ALSO MIKE IS A DOUCHE
Novali June 12, 2013, 2:12 PM EST.
Dang, I just noticed someone else using the same nametag as me. That’s irritating. I haven’t spotted them before.
Anyway, short listing here unlike usual.
It appears like some people haven’t read from the beginning. It never occurred to me that someone would comment without full information so for anyone that pays attention to this please re-read from the actual start, not the review point in the middle. It shows the relationship (FRIENDS) much more clearly and makes Mike seem a little less valid in the blowup.
Just reiterating, depression may have lead to illness of a physical variety, not a suicide.
Tundra June 12, 2013, 2:19 PM EST.
God I love watching these debates… Kids like me revel in this ****…
Vega June 12, 2013, 2:24 PM EST.
So none of them know that he apologized to her. Or that she turned him down all those years ago. There’s so much history between these two that it really is frustrating when characters within the story play the blame game (much like some of the commenters *cough*).
Yeah Mike was a *****, but Lucy can’t escape blame for putting things on him he didn’t want to deal with. The guy is finally happy and in a relationship, and all of a sudden his first love confesses to him. I don’t think it takes a genius to figure out how conflicted he’s been, we’ve seen that time and again. The problem is that the only people who know all the back story are Mike, Lucy, and any readers who’ve finished the whole saga to this point. Stop pointing fingers and sit back for the ride, this is both of their faults and they’ll bear it how they see fit.
While I do find it unfair the way Mike is treated by Lily here, if he’d open up and tell her the whole story it would solve so many problems. That’s the issue with secrets, they always come back to haunt you.
Zorak June 12, 2013, 2:31 PM EST.
It looks to me as though a lot (at least in the sense of being an early catalyst) of this stems from Lucy expecting Mike to know what her feelings were despite him not being a friggin’ psychic. Imho I don’t really think sandy had that much to do with it
Polly June 12, 2013, 2:33 PM EST.
I still don’t think it was suicide… the whole empty room thing makes me believe it was some sort of accident while she was moving her things. Hit by a car? Fell down several flights of stairs?
I’m glad Mike is seeing how he affected Lucy, but he looks… miserable.
If he breaks up with Sandy, I don’t know how I should react to that. Not happy or angry. Just… confused.
Jay June 12, 2013, 2:34 PM EST.
@TheGentleman So true to your name…
Maxie June 12, 2013, 2:40 PM EST.
Regardless of who is or isn’t in the wrong or what’s justified and what isn’t, the fact remains that Mike and Lucy are not suited for each other. Lucy doesn’t seem to “like” Mike as much as she depends on his (up until recently) merciful nature. Mike doesn’t seem to “like” Lucy as much as he feels responsible for her. Lucy needs support, and Mike has been willing to support her until he reached his limit. Regardless of how he coped with that limit, or how he COULD have coped, I have never seen a basis for a healthy relationship between the two. Mike might find out that Sandy isn’t the one for him if he spends more time with her, but the fact is they WANT to be with each other, they don’t NEED to. Paulo might be pretty confused about who he really likes, but he cares about Lucy WITHOUT the pressure of being responsible for her emotional stability, and Lucy seems to appreciate his taking the initiative to help her when he’s not putting on the chauvinist pig act.
Long story short, I don’t often comment because I always see a whole lot of Lucys in the comments that, in my opinion, would do well to stop trying to twist the story into justifying their status as a Lucy and fantasizing about her getting a happy ending like it would carry over into their life. The comic is offering a good example of what happens when you keep pushing your friends away not so that you can justify your mistakes, but so you can stop repeating them. Hopefully, by putting this out as fiction, it can avoid becoming non-fiction for at least one person.
Thanks as always for this excellent comic, even the parts that reek of high school drama
Dreyfuss June 12, 2013, 2:46 PM EST.
I’ve been seeing a number of “Sandy came back in” or “Sandy came in right out of the blue”… Now I could be missing a few arcs, but I don’t recall them calling it off, as it were. Mike has always been with Sandy, despite (or in spite OF) their long distance relationship- which was, as i said before, belittled and/or billed as a doomed failure- TO HIS FACE. Sandy is guilty of nothing but sinking the MikexLucy Ship, before it even set sail. Mike’s part in all of this, has been talked about to death (in his favor).
So, Let’s talk about Lucy… She had problems opening up to people because everyone shunned her as a child. Eh, OK. She was given pets to love and open up to, which she did- but no one else… Alright… The few people who get under skin, she leans on constantly (heavy doses of tsundere usually being par the course). There, we get into her problem: Instability. She’s been shown to, more often then not, fall like a sack of bricks when said crutches walk out from under her, and she always seems to need someone else to pick her up. I’m willing to give her a pass on that as well. However, the problem comes when she bad-talks it, and bumps it on whatever is handy, While still leaning on it (*cough*Mike *cough*). Yes, I’ll admit that she got better in that regard. I shall also admit that having no friends as a child can lead to one’s being selfish. I can readily admit all of that. However, some of this still lies on Lucy, herself- if only because of her emotional issues that she has NO idea of how to deal with.
And as much as you hasten Mike’s delayed apology too little too late, let’s look on the other side of that coin shall we? Now, when did Lucy apologize for all the stuff she put him through- for years I might add? (If she did, please reply with a link, and I’ll retract this point) From what I recall she simply shaved a point or two off her b***-o-meter, and went on like nothing happened. And just as things had finally come down, she Dropped The L-Word. I HONESTLY have no idea of what she expected him to do ( granted not the harsh tongue lashing she got)- did she expect him to dump his Long Distance Girlfriend for her- JUST as she was coming to town? Also, to my recollection, she had already told him she was coming Before that meltdown happened.
And while this is a cheap shot, It doesn’t make it anymore true: If this had been Michelle and Luke, Luke wouldn’t have even survived up to this point. If he had, this ENTIRE page would elated.
TL:DR- Most of your points about Mike are valid, in that he heaped far more on Lucy than what she deserved, and did too little too late to reconcile. put that same Logic to Lucy from start to now, and she’s no better. In fact, She’s probably worse (if only because of the apology she never gave him). Should both parties have handled that fallout better? Definitely. COULD they have? Ehhh, not really. They’re both teenagers with each carrying emotional baggage they have no idea how to deal with, that would have sent adults to the looney bin long ago.
MC June 12, 2013, 2:47 PM EST.
And that was the end of bcb.
paulosawesome June 12, 2013, 2:49 PM EST.
@LiquidPencil I think you just summed up what most are thinking but can’t figure out how to put into words.
Mobile June 12, 2013, 2:54 PM EST.
I doubt ‘we’ will see her father. I really hope Mike doesn’t give up. They are moving away because she is depressed(?), well we don’t know that for a fact. Honestly Mike can’t redeem himself. They only way he can is to go GREAT lengths, lengths that a person would only go to if they loved someone.
Unfortunately they don’t know that moving will make matters no better. Worse I can’t say. She believed Mike 100% for everything he said in “December” and she still does. She isn’t going to make new friends, they are honestly hurting her more by taking her away from the one thing that can help her. Her depression will only worsen. If she meets new people it will hurt her further. She firmly believes that one on can ever love her. So if someone starts showing interest she will push them away for her sake. She will isolate herself, until the new school takes notice. Her family will once again get involved and further stressed. She will eventually reach the breaking point and take her own life. She die believing that her entire life she was nothing but a burden to all she met.
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 12, 2013, 2:59 PM EST.
Two wrongs don’t make a right, and a eye for an eye will make the whole world blind.
Exsum June 12, 2013, 3:02 PM EST.
These comments are slowly going from Lucy to Mike vs. Lucy to Mike and Lucy. It’s kinda fun watching people come to their senses
DeeDee June 12, 2013, 3:06 PM EST.
Oy! BCB is lost without Lucy..
Look what you’ve done Mike!
RayeRaye June 12, 2013, 3:07 PM EST.
@MC I could kiss you right now
Dennis June 12, 2013, 3:09 PM EST.
I am one of the rare multishippers you can meet. I support both Lucy X Paulo, Lucy X Mike and Mike X Sandy
Yes, Lucy wasn’t too fair with her actions in the past, but in some chapters she was trying to actually be a good friend, a nice person, not the bad guy. And I remember how awkward Mike got. And I’m not saying he’s without fault. I’m pretty sure Mike has learned a thing or two about Lucy in the past years and he shouldn’t have shouted at her.
I will quote @LiquidPencil:
”Now, Mike and Lucy have been friends for a long while, but unfortunately all Sandy hears is this:
“Yeah, so my friend gave me a black eye at lunch today, but it’s cool.”
“Did you know my friend wiped blood and snot on my tail today? But hey, we’re cool now.”
“She wouldn’t stop making fun of my twisted ankle! It’s kinda funny, but still.” ”
There’s a reason he clung to Sandy. He can speak what he wants, because she has no idea what the actual situation looks like. No matter what, she has to side with Mike for having no more information.
Well, no matter what, I hope Lucy is okay and she didn’t attempt suicide. I’ve personally had to deal with situations like this and it’s not as simple, fun or ‘meh’ as most of you guys look at it.
Silvyx June 12, 2013, 3:14 PM EST.
it was the only analagy i thought i could make, without needing a whole nother post, but at it’s escence that was the problem, no open and understandible communication, just body language and to much use of subtle alliteration.
Curtis June 12, 2013, 3:17 PM EST.
Mike, just leave already. Just go.
Wat June 12, 2013, 3:17 PM EST.
if i see a post written like this with no punctuation uppercase or line breaks i tend to undermine their opinion even if there are no spelling mistakes
(but there usually are…)
Lyucs June 12, 2013, 3:27 PM EST.
Well Mike MIGHT be able to salvage it all, but only if he outright admits what he’s done to everyone who knows Lucy.
And with the consequences that’ll result in for him it’ll be a hard pill to swallow.
Wisu June 12, 2013, 3:34 PM EST.
WHY TAESHI! WHY MUST YOU LEAVE ME SITTING ON THE EDGE OF MY SEAT!!!? WHYYY!!! D’X
DawnWolf June 12, 2013, 3:37 PM EST.
So much conflict with Lily’s actions. Gosh you guys, make up your mind!
I remember one poster saying that Lily has a biased opinion on what should happen with Mike because she only heard Lucy’s side. And that’s true! Lily doesn’t really know that Mike is trying to make up for what he did. However, she has good reason to question him since this change of heart has been very recent. She experienced the effects of his actions on Lucy, so would you blame Lily for being cautious?
And for those who are praising Lily for being a dollop of justice to Mike, lighten up a bit. It’s only teenage wasteland right now. Mike gets the point.
Going to a new topic, I think it’s pretty obvious now that Lucy’s moving. That would explain the lack of furniture in her room and Lily’s final statement. Lucy might have also attempted suicide, or got hurt in some way, thus her being in the hospital (the emergency room no less!) There’s still room for interpretation here, though.
LiquidPencil June 12, 2013, 3:44 PM EST.
@Random dude your very right and I was on the mike hater boat for awhile but now I stand on neutral ground
@Maxie I glad you think so also how so
TheGentleman June 12, 2013, 3:47 PM EST.
Just when I think good things are gunna happen, BAM! DRAMA BOMB! I feel like taeisi dropped a nuke on my feels :_:
xxGrayxx June 12, 2013, 3:47 PM EST.
I recently had a friend attempt suicide, and I have a good understanding of the processes that suicidal people go through… and the recovery process that is needed to assist these types of people.
In hindsight, it isn’t surprising that Lucy attempted suicide. After the rejection from Mike, the seed for the thoughts of suicide was planted… This was right after she admitted she loved him and he turned her down. However, the seed was not nourished, and the roots did not take yet, as she was well cared for by others (such as Paulo) and just generally spending her time and energy into trying to grow more independent and softer… basically she started trying to grow up and be more mature about Mike’s relationship with Sandy, in order to salvage her friendship with Mike.
With time though, this proved more and more difficult.. and so she sought advice from someone who she could see as being like her: Augustus. He gave her good advice: really. He tried to teach her, inadvertently, to not try to smother Mike with her… and to toughen herself up a bit. All was going alright with this… until that night in December.
It was too much for her to take, after things appeared to be healing, for him to snap when she tried her hardest to be happy for him.
That was the nourishment the seed had been needing, and the plant began to take hold…
Depressed, she allowed herself to grieve her loss, and truly for a while she began to grow past it… so long as she could keep herself distant from Mike.
However, in 10 Seconds to Midnight, she learned that she had made too much of a scene… and her parents decided to move her away to somewhere else, against her will.
Truly, she went to the rooftop to kill herself, but while up there, decided that she needed to cut loose ends… Especially when Augustus found her and told her off for being an idiot, and asked her if she wanted to talk.
And so her “Goodbye” stage began.
She really didn’t want to end it all(especially in such a gruesome way) and leave others feeling bad, so she decided to make her farewell be the play, so that she didn’t screw Sue over… and everyone else would be there as well.
To Sue, she gave her final words as ones to inspire confidence in her.
To Paulo, she kissed him because she knew he loved her, and she wanted him to have that to keep, so that he would know she cared for him too.
To others, she gave little farewells… they weren’t as important to her though she did her best to make them all feel happy.
Her goodbye to Mike… in her mind… was the toughest. She probably felt desolate: “A little too late” kind of feel, because even if he was serious, she would be moving away. So she let him clear his conscience and end everything on a smooth note… so that he wouldn’t blame himself.
Her rejection of the producer guy was a minute note: she probably would have rejected him to begin with… she was shy enough about singing in front of Paulo when she was sick, much less thousands of people.
And so came moving day. After all of her things were removed from her room the night before… and knowing that this was the end of her life in Roseville, she was found late last night or possibly early that morning (possibly in the bathtub when she took just too damn long in the shower?) when she was due to move in with her Dad: Hence why her Dad is nearby, as he was due to pick her up sometime today.
Also, the teacher was informed (after calling her parents) that Lucy would no longer be attending class, after she grew concerned at Lucy’s absences and hearing other students concerns.
The last parts are speculation, but the rest are all signals and signs.
The dead look in her eyes.
The fake smile.
The “make out” unprompted.
The “sure we can start over” scene.
The only thing I’m unsure of is if it is an illness set on by the stress and depression, or an actual attempt… or has Lucy been cutting herself this whole time and finally cut too deep, the cuts covered by her thick fur?
Either way, it all ingeniously led up to this. I applaud you Taeshi, for having the patience to plan this all out for over a year… and keep it real. I know you know from experience how depression leads to suicide attempts and I just want to let you know I admire your ability to translate that into a story to show others how everything leads up to that decision.
Exodustrial June 12, 2013, 3:56 PM EST.
The time has finally come to show how you really feel about Lucy…
Will you walk away and prove you don’t care…
Or will you go see her and show how much you’ve always cared…
AlphaMoon June 12, 2013, 4:05 PM EST.
Sigh. I wish Lily/Taeshi would quit dragging this out inb4 Lucy got hurt by moving furniture or something else really boring.
Tigrr June 12, 2013, 4:11 PM EST.
this story is taking such a dramatic turn it was so much easier when people argued more on who was in the right rather than why she committed suicide (if at all) whether or not she tried to commit suicide out of shear spite for mike whether this is Mike’s fault or whether Lucy is moving
In the end it all culminates into a gigantic mind**** that would take along time to work out end the end it should be what happens when she gets better do Lucy and Mike make up and become friends do Paulo and Lucy become a couple that is for taeshi to know and us to find out so enjoy the drama and the mystery ladies and gents it can only go up from here (Performs An Extravagant Bow)
TheGentleman June 12, 2013, 4:12 PM EST.
I love this comic so much I’m so happy it’s updating every week day now. On another note; I don’t think people should blame mike or Lucy. This is a well put together story with very believable scenarios. There’s been so much character development from the beginning and it seems like it was all leading up to something this dramatic.
I am curious to see Lucy’s dad though
Libra June 12, 2013, 4:14 PM EST.
…What? She has a… father…???
Da faq?! *table flips*
Anyway, hope Mikie can finally make it up and Lucy stop being so depressed (and that you’re not taken away).
DemonWhoLikesCats June 12, 2013, 4:20 PM EST.
Wait, what’s the deal with Lucy’s dad? Are the parents divorced? Separated? I thought he was just away often due to business trips.
Jurinda June 12, 2013, 4:25 PM EST.
@Jurinda Lucy’s dad is a race car driver which keeps him traveling alot
TheGentleman June 12, 2013, 4:28 PM EST.
Okay Mike. According to Lily, Lucy will be in the hospital for one week. That means you have seven days to regain Lucy’s friendship, convince her not to leave you and the others behind, and finally confess your undying love. GO!
BornAgain June 12, 2013, 4:33 PM EST.
You forget the inevitable LucyxSally
Tcj333 June 12, 2013, 4:46 PM EST.
Knowing from experience no one cares till its to late…
Also, take that Mike you ***.
Stick and stones may break people’s bones but words always leave emotional scars for life.
Toph 23 June 12, 2013, 4:52 PM EST.
well this was a nice turn of events lucy is leaving mike feels like a jerk and we will most likely get to see some unexpected it’s all good in a bad way i guess
What Man June 12, 2013, 4:56 PM EST.
I´m done **** this ,i´m just gonna say it.I never really cared for Lucy, i think Mike worries WAY to much and he has gotten nothing but too much **** ,he should just do whatever. ,i feel sorry for him ,i love this drama filled webcomics and yet i hate the stupid characters.GO MIKE
FastSpells45 June 12, 2013, 4:57 PM EST.
Stop ripping on poor Lily! I don’t think Lily is being vicious. She’s trying to get Mike to see what has happened, and to understand why Lucy did what she did. At this point, Mike is the worst thing that could happen to Lucy right now. Did you notice how soon after his apology that she attempted? He needs to let her heal, he’s only hurting her more. If he rushed in there to confess his undying love, can you just imagine the terrible repercussions it could have on Lucy? That’s why Lily’s been in between them, from his first try up till now. Because Lily’s wise- she knows. It’s too bad Lily wasn’t at the play….poor Lucy. Time away with her father should do her some good.
Speaking of her father, I kinda wonder how that’ll work. Will she just travel with him, and go to homeschool for a while? Will she be out of school altogether for a year or two? Or will she transfer to a new school everywhere her dad goes?
I just wanna see Lucy happy…..LucyXHappiness is my OTP
GingerPaws June 12, 2013, 4:58 PM EST.
@FastSpells45 you made me roll my eyes so far back that I could view my soul
TheGentleman June 12, 2013, 5:00 PM EST.
I hate Mike so ****ing much right now, what a douche, makeing lucie killl herself, selfih arrogant **** he is, i hope he dies..
Gentleman June 12, 2013, 5:06 PM EST.
TheGentleman June 12, 2013, 5:06 PM EST.
Also, about her dad- Taeshi’s mentioned that her dad is a racecar driver….quite a few times. He and Lucy’s mom are still married, and happily so.
@Exodustrial: *Applause and standing ovation*
GingerPaws June 12, 2013, 5:07 PM EST.
Maybe it’s a dream??? I hope!!!
;) June 12, 2013, 5:08 PM EST.
TheGentleman June 12, 2013, 5:08 PM EST.
stop hatin on mike guys, yall suck
TheGentleman June 12, 2013, 5:09 PM EST.
Even if Lucy goes off living elsewhere, transfer school, whatever whatever… I really doubt that will be the last we see of her. We’ve seen Sandy a lot, and she’s a busy model who lives far away as well. She is one of the main-characters after all, we won’t get rid of her that easily.
I’m also really excited about Lucy’s father, ohh. I hope we actually get to see him and all! And if the rumours about him are true, then I hope it’s him Lucy will be living with.
Yumikarp June 12, 2013, 5:16 PM EST.
I’m having problems with Lily. Prior to these Lucy-centric scenes, I saw her as a voice of reason amongst the cast, but at the moment it feels like she’s just trying to guilt trip Mike. Granted, she’s going through emotional turmoil no doubt, but I certainly didn’t expect her to dig the knife so deeply.
Once again, I see a number of comments twisting that knife as well, but I stand by my support of Michael, and in that regard, while I understand that Lily is going through some stuff, I still think she’s being immature.
Damonashu June 12, 2013, 5:17 PM EST.
Personally I don’t have much sympathy for people who commit suicide. Before I am bombed with hurtful comments I just want to clarify. I am not a horrible person I just feel as though any problem can be resolved with the help of family support or just sheer will to live and knowledge that things will get better. I mean when I was in high school I had one hell of a ****** time but now I’m in college and I’m in a great place. Point is things always get better
Valentine June 12, 2013, 5:20 PM EST.
oh my gog @curtis so you’re saying in a sense this is all paulo’s fault for making mike believe he was cheating on sandy, which in turn made him make himself start disliking lucy?? hrmm, interesting concept sir.
TDP June 12, 2013, 5:30 PM EST.
@ valentine Not everyone’s like you or has family and friend support- and some also have mental illnesses and chemical imbalances to bat up against as well. Guessing by your stance it sounds like you do not suffer chronic depression. Or if you do you’re one of the lucky ones.
Person June 12, 2013, 5:31 PM EST.
Ha! Nice fake out by the author/awesome-artist.
Drama so thick, you need a chainsaw to cut through it.
Dr. Z June 12, 2013, 5:36 PM EST.
My problem with things like this (Lucy with the maybe suicide attempt) is that this person, thinks the world is over, because of the thoughts and opinions of one person. They let one person’s thoughts make them think they shouldn’t live. What’s worse is that those people think that nothing will get better, and that relations with tht one person can never get better. IT’S FRUSTRATING
Also frustrating is Lily. She had up until this point seemed like a sage person to go to, and a little over mature. Now I realize Lily thinks she’s extremely matur, and very knowladgable. Yes at Christmas she gave good advice about Lucy (right? Christmas?) but that only seemed so correct because she’s so sure of herself on everything. And she was right, because she KNOWS Lucy. Hell, they’ve lived in the same room for years. But she has no idea about Mike. And now she’s trying to tell Mike who he is. That’s some ****.
Anyways the rant is over yay cats!
Antonymous June 12, 2013, 5:38 PM EST.
Well Mike, this is what you get for treating her so badly. She’s not coming back.
Rylan June 12, 2013, 5:42 PM EST.
I retract my previous comment
If the lesson here is that Mike learns the error of his ways because Lucy tried to kill herself i.e. suicidal behavior got Lucy what she wanted
THEN I am going to fly into the sun
how why June 12, 2013, 5:54 PM EST.
Partpup June 12, 2013, 6:03 PM EST.
Holy freakin cow…..I don’t think even Mike wanted this to happen….Little late to do anything about it now…unless he tries….which i’m sure will be hard as hell right now…lets see how this plays out hopefully a little better
Anima June 12, 2013, 6:09 PM EST.
I’m pretty damn sure a scarf has to be wrapped AROUND the neck, and not in a constant 5 centimeter radius away from it in order to serve any useful purpose.
Otherwise it’d just be a ****** accessory, and Paulo’s snide ****** comments will then be fully warranted
258486 June 12, 2013, 6:14 PM EST.
BY THE GODS!!! So many comments!
Anywhoo I’ve read this story from the beginning and this chapter is by far the most emotionally draining. How can one person carry so much angst and not lose their grip on reality?
Random June 12, 2013, 6:33 PM EST.
I don’t think mike will go away again. he already did it in that other chapter, remember? this time he’s gonna see lucy, no matter what.
boh... June 12, 2013, 6:49 PM EST.
So, my hope and dream is that “Breaking Up” does not mean that the group is breaking up, but that MIKE IS BREAKING UP WITH SANDY THIS CHAPTER.
After everything that happened, he finally has the nerve to admit that he loves Lucy back. Admitting that makes him realize he has to break up with Sandy, so he does. But then Lucy has been so hurt by everything that happened that she goes back to her “tsun” side for the next fifteen chapters.
Daisy realizes that Mike is in a vulnerable position, which then weakens the bond between her and Abbey, and Daisy then has to decide whether he’s just a replacement or not.
Then, Paulo realizes that Lucy never loved him, so he finally confesses his undying love to David. And they lived happily ever after.
BUT THEN! Augustus finally reveals who he’s working for (read “Moving On,” pg. 1), and Mike is confronted by the same cat he beat up all those years ago (Read “Confrontation”). He starts fighting, but Augustus and the dog come in too. Suddenly, Lucy comes out of the shadows and the two of them manage to convince Augustus to join their side. They all beat up the two gangsters and leave. Augustus decides to turn over a new leaf, and Lucy and Mike finally kiss.
This time I REALLY DO want this to happen! Even if it takes whole chapters for it to unfold, I really want this to happen! (Except for the PauloxDavid thing. That would be weird.)
Yisha June 12, 2013, 6:52 PM EST.
Haha, Lily sure knows how to guilt trip someone. Not that Mike doesn’t deserve it, but still.
On another note, it’s heart-wrenching to think of how this comic will continue for the next bunch of chapters, (possibly) without our beloved Lucy around.
Soup June 12, 2013, 6:54 PM EST.
whhhyyyyy I hope “Breaking Up” indicates hes breaking up with Sandy! never liked Sandy anyways :l but aaauuuhg MIKEY SERIOUSLY IMMA CRY MY FEELS HURT AND AAHHH /sigh/
Kayla June 12, 2013, 6:57 PM EST.
Her father is coming.
That’s why she won’t coming back!
Doctor Nuclear June 12, 2013, 6:57 PM EST.
- Before “10 Seconds to Midnight” they had a conversation with Lucy as a family. The mother did not want to feel like she was abandoning her.
- Her Room was emptied and vacuumed. This implies there was importance given to furniture.
- Lucy was seen on the roof of the school, but she was looking out.
- Every instance of Lucy being reminded of happy moments, she allowed herself a brief smile.
- The kids are not seen, only Lily, Lucy’s brother and mother.
= This comic we see that her father was coming to collect her.
What we can Infer:
IF she had attempted suicide, her mother and brothers are now the worst people in the world to put value on furniture instead of her. Thus suicide could NOT be an option.
The father is most likely living in another state or another country.
There is a high likelihood that Lucy has been dealing with the idea of leaving for a while. Which would explain why she did not want to create any connections.
Remember: All of this is speculation as only the author (and the Shadow) knows.
Silas June 12, 2013, 7:04 PM EST.
Yes Lily. This is totally helping the situation.
Lainy June 12, 2013, 7:07 PM EST.
Interesting. I regret posting before reading yours. I’m anxious to see how close to the truth you are.
Silas June 12, 2013, 7:12 PM EST.
And the zinger is that we still don’t know what exactly happened to Lucy yet. Zing!
Blank On Purpose June 12, 2013, 7:21 PM EST.
HER FATHER FINALLY HEARD ABOUT IT. //.-shot-
But really, with that in mind, I bet she got sick because of the stress and is now moving in with her dad to get some space, fresh air, and a clean start.
ohhhh!!! June 12, 2013, 7:21 PM EST.
Wow! Lily, you can be so frustrating but wise, sometimes! Man, Mike’s expression is just GOLDEN! Didn’t he want Lucy gone, though?
I’m eager to see what Lucy’s dad is like!
Nyah June 12, 2013, 7:22 PM EST.
Soooo… I still think suicide attempt is nono option here. Her family noticed that Lucy is rather stiff lately. They got worried. Maybe she collapsed few times… She was putting up a great “I’m ok, and I don’t care” act, though. Still, I think she simply fainted due to severe stress.
Edit: I just noticed Silas post, which is awesome, but I’ve spend whole minute writing all the stuff above, and I won’t delete it.
Edit2: Is it only me, or does Mike looks like he’s going to smack a bitch? Since mostly when eyes are not visible character is about to get medieval on somebody’s ***.
First Strider, now you’re picking on poor hedgehog? Boh, I’m dissapointed. Lily just cares for Lucy, instead of some self centered gray furball. Plus she’s most not even quarter your size.
Commander_Zero June 12, 2013, 7:26 PM EST.
Okay, here’s my theory: Lucy’s mom decided to send her away to live with her dad. Lucy slowly began accepting this because she did not believe there was anything left for her in Roseville, because her best friend hated her and she was too blinded by that distress to really value or see the care the rest of her friends had for her. She ties up her loose ends; compliments Sue on her play, makes out with Paulo, just doing and saying things she knows and has accepted she will not be able to do again or later. Then Mike talks to her and wants to start over. You couldn’t see Lucy’s eyes in this, and it looked like a bit of a blow to her for some reason. Now that it looks like things can go back to how they were, when she was happy, she’s leaving it all to move in with her dad. Now instead of moving on to a new place where she could build a new happiness, she only sees it as being taken from the place where her old happiness was beginning to be rebuilt. My theory is that this is what sent her depression over the edge because now instead of knowing what she is leaving, she knows what she will be missing out on, e.g. going back to how it used to be with Mike, and this is what lead her to (supposedly) attempt suicide.
There’s my two cents, go buy a gumball with it or something.
MissShellGiraffe June 12, 2013, 7:29 PM EST.
I don’t understand the people putting down Lily.
Mike is not Lucy’s family member. He is not even her friend. What happens to her is none of his business, and he certainly doesn’t have the right to know her personal medical information, or to barge in to see her while she’s hurt.
Lily is not being cruel or deceptive, nor is she blaming Mike for what happened the way that Jordan did. She’s drawing boundaries in the gentlest way possible under the circumstances. If Mike were dealing with Lucy’s parents or siblings, he’d probably be in for a much bumpier ride than the one he’s getting right now.
kanojo June 12, 2013, 7:33 PM EST.
So many feels…
Actually I’m getting a “dream sequence” vibe from this page. Not sure why.
Masket June 12, 2013, 7:37 PM EST.
Mike, ya done goofed
Bleh June 12, 2013, 7:46 PM EST.
WHOA WE GET TO SEE HER DAD FINALLY
shaaa June 12, 2013, 7:53 PM EST.
WAAATT LUCY DON’T GOOOO
lorella June 12, 2013, 8:01 PM EST.
@MC she did apologize, kind of, she did not explicitly said she was sorry but if you know her, well you can interpret: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c51/p11.html
Yeah, that is right before she confessed she said that all the insults she gave him where not true, but the confession was too much to register that, probably.
Also he did NOT know Sandy was coming at that time, he knew that in December: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c68/p21.html
And right after he got ALL mean, he didn’t even register the fact that Lucy was actually TRULY happy for him, instead he let go all his rage on her. What he did was uncalled for, in my opinion, Lucy was doing her best to mend things at least a little, instead of appreciating it he decided to crush her down to the very bottom, he was a total jerk.
It’s hard for me to say which is worse, Lucy bothered him for a long time, but he practically but everything he got into crushing her to the very bits, he practically planed to leave her absolutely alone on purpose and that is plain mean, I am telling you ‘cause I lived that, having a “friend” (someone I cared for) leave me all alone and put everyone else against me.
Also as for an apology goes I think that this is the one that best fits:
Even Sandy can see it, and she doesn’t know Lucy. Mike should have mended things here: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c71/p29.html
Instead of getting that hateful expression! He should have started to work to fix things right then! Even whit Lucy avoiding him, that should have been signal enough to tell him that he had went too far. His apology not only came WAY too late, but even sounded half-ased and not sincere, so it did virtually nothing.
I like Exodustrial said, it’s true.
On my point of view I like PauloxLucy.
They are way better suited for each other, they are able to laugh away the stupidities they do instead of getting all touchy-feely, Paulo actually wants to support Lucy and Lucy is WAY less abusive to him. I think that their could be a far more healthy relationship, and let’s not forget (although some of you probably don’t know, I do ‘cause I have been around since 2006) that Lucy’s first love was actually Paulo and not Mike. As for Paulo we all should know just how much he loves Lucy, he loves her both at her best and at her worst. So I ship them!!! They are my OTP end of story.
On a side note: You should know how the saying goes; “nobody knows what they have, until they lose it.”
Vanilla June 12, 2013, 8:27 PM EST.
Ok Lily now you’re just pushig it
I mean, don’t get me wrong, but one thing is being dramatic
what you’re doing is just
“it was a pleasure to know you” what the actual ****
Idastar June 12, 2013, 8:44 PM EST.
This whole time I didn’t believe Lucy really harmed herself in any way. I could be wrong. Doesn’t it look like Lily’s been crying?
Jupi June 12, 2013, 8:54 PM EST.
I don’t really like Mike…. But that doesn’t mean you should rage in the comments.. But do whatever you want I guess. I feel so bad for Lucy
Yumi June 12, 2013, 9:05 PM EST.
If the next comic doesn’t answer what happened I think I might take a good long break from reading this. This is taking forever.
crazyjake56 June 12, 2013, 9:12 PM EST.
I think this is really unfair on the readers.
Right now we have no idea what’s happening but the idea of attempted suicide is being alluded to.
To those of us who’ve known someone who’s attempted suicide are therefore having those painful memories dragged up from the pits of our souls.
Those of us who’ve acted like Mike are being sent on a guilt trip about possibly unforeseen consequences our actions and reactions might have had on others.
and those of us who started reading this comic when it was still a cute, funny comic are just feeling really depressed by the whole thing.
Ross June 12, 2013, 9:21 PM EST.
SHE’s not coming back.
My theory still stands! Genderchange!
Honestly, Lucy is fragile, but she’s stronger then a suicide attempt at this point. Remember she thought about it and that guy who tried to get Daisy? Remember he found her there again and she said ‘I’m not attempting suicide, I’m just saying goodbye’
I honestly can’t see Lucy suiciding.
I also like the other theory: She’s been checked in for help, but that doesn’t support the ‘she’s not coming back’
Ware June 12, 2013, 9:26 PM EST.
Wait, I thought she would be out in a week. How is that “not coming back”? ANSWERS PLEASE!? AND STOP FREAKING STALLING FOR THE LOVE OF WEBCOMICS ALL OVER THE OMNIVERSE!! Heck, even other fans are starting to complain about how long this is taking! I can understand the suspense, but…THIS IS RIDICULOUS, ESPECIALLY FOR SUCH A TOPIC AS SUICIDE!!
@Ware I seriously hope she’s not doing a gender change. That would completely ruin her character for me (and I’m a guy). Granted, it would be a HECK of a twist, not to mention incredibly original (especially for a webcomic), but despite how hard it is to find something with those qualities, I honestly don’t think this is how it should be done. Plus, its possible she originally wasn’t contemplating suicide, but lied or decided later on that she would. Although you might be right and there is a gender change, and despite meeting someone online who happens to be planning on a gender change eventually… I honestly hope you’re wrong.
I'll Eat Yourself June 12, 2013, 9:35 PM EST.
The situation looks grim. Things will probably never be the same. Lucy in the hospital, Mike will lose his best friend, Paulo will never get to confess his feelings for Lucy( I much prefer Mike and Lucy). But you gotta admit, they had a good run. I’m gonna miss the gang, so how’s about one last picture for old time sake.
Thanks for the ride Taeshi, you’re awesome.
Goodbye all, it has been bittersweet
SIGxMUNDx808 June 12, 2013, 9:37 PM EST.
I’m guessing it’s a dream, just like the when Lucy had a dream about Mike.
Michael June 12, 2013, 9:41 PM EST.
Just gonna leave this here…..
For the music….
EDIT: @I’ll_Eat_Yourself Genderswap? Incredibly Original Webcomic?
SkyyKirby44 June 12, 2013, 10:02 PM EST.
How does everyone know about what happened between make and Lucy? Did she tell everyone? When she tried to commit suicide, did she just go, “Blame Michael,” and then did suicide stuff?
Redneck June 12, 2013, 10:21 PM EST.
I’m going to call it right now that Lucy’s dad is either in the military or has a government job.
Ventus June 12, 2013, 10:38 PM EST.
This chapter is slaughtering my MikexLucy *****.
Furblur June 12, 2013, 10:41 PM EST.
Well now. This is certainly a twist.
I just hope that Mike doesn’t do the clichéd thing and “realize how much he cares” and start blubbering love. (Not much of a MikexLucy person).
Keep up the comics Taeshi!
Nixtarma June 12, 2013, 10:46 PM EST.
Plot twist: Mike and Lucy have the same dad.
The Celt June 12, 2013, 10:56 PM EST.
I am so thoroughly confused. In the last chapter Mike made it clear that he wanted to make amends with Lucy, and Lucy seemed genuinely happy. Now, we have this. What in the world is going on?!?!
LostInPhilly89 June 12, 2013, 11:01 PM EST.
So Called it.
Pocketchibi June 12, 2013, 11:08 PM EST.
So is Mike going to die? She made it sound like Mike is going to die.
Ziggy June 12, 2013, 11:10 PM EST.
It appears then Lucy is moving away and starting over, somewhere away from Mike, and allowing her broken heart to heal. While Mike will be heartbroken from this incident and probably become hated among his friends for driving Lucy away. If Lucy were to return she would be treated like a queen and Mike will be a pariah. I am not a genious but even I can tell that Lucy is amazing
legislacerator June 12, 2013, 11:24 PM EST.
We’re do you think we are Mike? *flashback*
Rawrz June 12, 2013, 11:25 PM EST.
@The Celt: WTF !?!
Lucy, what has happened? I’m assuming she attempted self harm . So that means she didn’t attempt . Well, Lucy, its seems you’ve been depriving your pets of something. Anyone notice that Lily’s eyes are kind of… tired and pink-lavender tinted? (Anyone else notice that its kind of hypocritical that common housepets have pets ) Well, more drama to come, I suppose.
o_o June 12, 2013, 11:27 PM EST.
Lucy’s father….. HE’S ALLLLLLLIIIIIIVVVVVEEEEEE !!! But seriously. Where was he all this time ? Really long business trip ? Divorce ? Hmmm…….
eyexofxtiger June 12, 2013, 11:45 PM EST.
The MikexLucy ship is going to sink. WELCOME ABORD THE PAULOXLUCY SHIP
Pauloisjustthatboss June 12, 2013, 11:48 PM EST.
She could just be in there because her family are afraid she would do herself self harm. Not because she actually attempted it yet. And maybe her parents were divorced and her father is coming into town to take her home to live with him for a while. Perhaps the reason why she is so clingy and untrusting because of her parents divorced when she was young?
Oni June 12, 2013, 11:50 PM EST.
Man, I don’t get this. Lucy pushed Mike around all the time, he pushed back and she completely broke down, went full emo, and suddenly every one of her problems became Mike’s fault.
Now this happens and just how typical, Lily is acting like Mike is somehow responsible. Sorry, but Lucy having serious relationship issues is really on Lucy’s shoulders.
Firebrand June 12, 2013, 11:54 PM EST.
things i have to say, none. questions i need to ask, none. what the *** just happened i hope mike for your sake she isnt dead because how are you to apoligize like you promised?
mikedawn June 12, 2013, 11:54 PM EST.
@o_o oh calm down I was joking.
@Oni you actually present a valid point. From what I know about psychology, it would make sense for Lucy to see Mike as a protective, important, almost fatherly figure who is necessary in her life, be it her birth father has been absent from most of her life (as far as we know).
For any confused about how Mike being a father figure transitions to Lucy’s love and kisses for him, see the Freudian theory on how a child relates to their parents subconsciously.
If my hunch is even close to accurate, Taeshi, you’ve officially made this comic the pinnacle of entertainment for me!
The Celt June 13, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.
@Ross good analogy
@Ware I also hope that sex change is not an option because that ruins the character
@Oni nope Lucy’s parents are together
TheGentleman June 13, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.
“They say she’ll be out in a week”
“She’s not coming back”
asdf June 13, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.
@Firebrand SIGH good god this topic has been done to death it is mikes fault I am saying this not from a point of hatred but from a point of someone who has had to deal with this before it is Mike’s fault in so much as the way he handled it when he tore Lucy away from the only stable thing in her life and then ostracizing her from her friends by claiming that the all would leave her at the drop of a hat and that they all really hate her simple as that this has been covered by so many neutral parties go and look at their comments plz
TheGentleman June 13, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.
this comic is so addicting
TheGentleman June 13, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.
Lucy is a *****.
Tamaska- June 13, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.
Anyone else remember when Lucy’s mom was talking about doing something about Lucy’s state and talked about her worry about making Lucy feel like she was abandoning her? Or am I the only one in that boat? WOO! LONE MEMBER!(?)
Though seriously, if I’m generally the only one who didn’t see something like this coming after that, you’re either looking way to deep into this, or not looking enough. While Lucy MAY have done something to herself (honestly doubt it, but we’ll see), the “not coming back” part should be a bit less of a kicker.
WordsOfSomeKind June 13, 2013, 12:10 AM EST.
WAIT A SECOND
she DID say that she was saying goodbye up there but that might mean because she might attempt it in the future
that could work too
Pirari June 13, 2013, 12:12 AM EST.
Lucy was abusive, and while her feelings may have been real, she expressed it in a pretty terrible way, rather consistently. I was glad when he finally pushed back, although he didn’t need to be as harsh as he was.
It wasn’t terribly shocking that Lucy couldn’t take her own medicine, but what is and continues to be surprising is that suddenly all her trauma is Mike’s fault. She’s got more baggage than a passenger train, and yet people seem so eager to blame Mike for it.
Firebrand June 13, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.
I still don’t get it????
Pleas lily just tell us Im dying over here !!!!!
What happen to lucy.
Eriell June 13, 2013, 12:36 AM EST.
Fun fact, you can read this page backwards like a manga and it still makes sense…
…I’ve been reading too much manga, I think…
Neospector June 13, 2013, 12:38 AM EST.
oh my gods… @Curtis I loved reading what you said, it just makes since now, like an epiphany feeling
Kleitos June 13, 2013, 1:01 AM EST.
Wow, Lily is a *****… She could just tell him and then tell him to leave. But this? With this, she’s not one bit better than her vision of Michael.
thedragon133 June 13, 2013, 1:10 AM EST.
I’m starting to side with @crazyjake and @ross on this, if the end of the week comes and we STILL DO NOT KNOW WHAT THE ACTUAL **** IS WRONG WITH LUCY, I might be checking updates less frequently. There’s a fine line between suspense and just flat out dragging things out to the point where readers become uninterested because after WEEKS and we STILL don’t know what happened, it becomes clear we’re either never finding out or we won’t find out until 20 chapters later. I don’t care if it is clunky exposition, heck Lily could turn to the audience and say it with a cheesy catch-phrase on the end to the tune of canned laughter, as long as we actually start getting some answers
I love this comic, I really do, but can WE get some information, please? It’s the reason I begin to hate characters like Lily and Jordan, because, much as I want to and am supposed to feel bad for them, after a while they become nothing but obstacles in the plot that keep it from moving forward and make it literally come to a full halt for days
MissShellGiraffe June 13, 2013, 1:11 AM EST.
What? So you’re saying Mike should’ve just put up with Lucy’s abuse? I’m sorry, but Lucy get’s no god damn sympathy from me. She’s the one who started all this and Lily’s just trying to put the blame on Mike.
Axel June 13, 2013, 1:28 AM EST.
Sooooo, Lucy treats Mike and everyone like crap all the time, likes mike but never makes a move, gets jealous and eventually (we don’t know yet) suicidal over Mike etc. And all this is Mikes fault for Lucy’s insecurity, jelousy, envy, selfishness, and plane stupidity? Oh, BTW, suicide, if that’s what it is, is the most selfish thing one can do and a real F-U to everyone who cares about you. So if that’s what Lucy did then she can go to hell in a hand basket for all I care!
Jack June 13, 2013, 1:31 AM EST.
I agree totally with MissShellGiraffe. But I’d like to add that if you consider all the commercialization of this commic and the arguements that MissShellGiraffe lays out, it just seems like the whole reason this comic is draging out is that it’s for sales purposes and to fill empty pages to make another book to sale. Understandable but tastless and shamefull.
Jack June 13, 2013, 1:37 AM EST.
Great the chapters over and we can all go home now…. wait… more pages… 8 MORE PAGES!?!?! HOW MUCH LONGER IS MIKE GOING TO BE STANDING IN FRONT OF LILY!?!!?! ANOTHER WEEK?!!?FUUUUUUUUUCK….
On a side note: what if Lucy moves to the same city as Sandy ?
On another side note: Could it be Yashy tried to commit suicide or something? since he technically lost his father, then Lucy would be staying with him at all times?
And finally: Join the “everyone is gonna die boat”! With 1 worsening in condition with Lucy and 1 Abbey father style rampage everyone will be dead.
and I also support @MissShellGiraffe
Misanthrope June 13, 2013, 1:47 AM EST.
That’ll teach ya to attempt to fix things, Mike! Shame on you for extending an olive branch!
Harumph. Etc. Etc.
Gryph June 13, 2013, 1:54 AM EST.
Well, this is something; Lucy is in the hospital and I am not surprised. Her behaviour was already throwing red flags and fireworks displays showing her shattered sanity in hindsight, especially at the time of the play. What can we call this fiasco? A tragedy, perhaps?
I mean, all of this could have been prevented if both Lucy and Mike would have thought about their actions. Y’know, like Mike communicating his feelings to Lucy LIKE A GOOD FRIEND SHOULD’VE months prior (in-comic time) telling her: “I don’t like being your whipping boy, what is your deal? I won’t like you anymore if you keep it up,” instead of keeping his negative feelings bottled up until exploding. And Lucy could’ve just tried to, I dunno, BEING NICE and BEING HONEST, especially with herself? Or letting him go and beginning again (although that’s easier said than done.) But then again, they are children in transition to adolescence, so it wouldn’t be realistically possible for them —at least to me— to putting rational thought ahead of their emotions.
But then again still, I just remembered that they are just fictional characters in a webcomic, so I should really just relax and enjoy the story like everybody else should
Redd June 13, 2013, 2:21 AM EST.
Lucy’s father coming right before fathers day…coincidence? I THINK NOT!!!
Tyler June 13, 2013, 2:27 AM EST.
@MissShellGiraffe In my opinion, if you disagree with Taeshi’s methods, write your own story. It’s not as easy as it seems. Besides, I would love to read your straight-to-the-point comic. Who needs exposition, right? Heck, end the story in one week so the readers get some information. Calm down people…
Tyler June 13, 2013, 2:33 AM EST.
ohohohoho ouch Lily knows how to do some damage! Good thing Mike’s at a hospital, because he’ll be needing some serious medical attention for that burn!
Ali June 13, 2013, 2:34 AM EST.
Okay this is killing me seeing all this talk against Taeshi-sama and the supposed “drawing out” of the telling of Lucy’s current status. I do not mean to insult anyone but it seems that impatience is clouding the eyes of those that can’t see the importance of these reactions. Instead of seeing this as “oh we’re not telling you because suspense” I see it as “this has effected the lives of others on a larger scale then anticipated and is paving the road to getting out of this self-made hell.” The suspense is merely an add plus.
Think about it my fellow fans, we are seeing a deeper view into the characters psyches then we have seen and (re)introducing some of the effected parties (aka Lily and Lucy’s father, who we haven’t even seen til this point). This also can be seen as a showing of how deeply Mike is starting to understand the severity of his action and the consequences that were brought on by his words. (I would like to state that I stand on neutral ground on the blame debate “Mike vs Lucy vs Sandy (and the new vs Paulo”)
I, personally, applaud Taeshi’s masterful character manipulation and storytelling and can not wait to read more.
Silent Observer (usually) June 13, 2013, 2:35 AM EST.
Aurgh I hate this kinda sh—
Liust June 13, 2013, 2:41 AM EST.
Patrick June 13, 2013, 2:46 AM EST.
What if Lucy’s dad is like Sam Fisher 0_0
AnubisOsyris June 13, 2013, 2:57 AM EST.
Has anyone had the idea that she collapsed over all the hate and love from Mike and her own emotional drama? I doubt that she’d leave the hospital after a week if she did something live threatening.
Taiki June 13, 2013, 3:11 AM EST.
“Watch out when she guilts u! Lily the Hedghog! To good at guilt tripping, Lily the Hedghog! Sonic! He can realy move! Sonic! He’s got an attitude! Sonic! He’s the fastest thing aliiiiiiive!”(wait who was i talking abought)
JustSomeCritic June 13, 2013, 3:35 AM EST.
Man, Lily sure knows how to hit Mike where it hurts. Is this suppose to be a taste of his own medicine? Even so, I feel that this may be the end of us seeing Lucy for awhile. Doesn’t her dad live in Rickter? Maybe she’ll meet up with Sandy over there, and she can help Lucy get her life back on track. Maybe through Sandy, Mike and Lucy could become close again, and have her move back home. Or who knows? This could also just be the end of Lucy. The comics suppose to end in 2014, right? No one said that every story has to have a happy ending.
Katias June 13, 2013, 4:01 AM EST.
I doubt it to, but the fun part of reading webcomics is when you get it wrong. And with everyone jumping to the same conclusion I thought I’d throw another possibility out there.
Ware June 13, 2013, 5:40 AM EST.
I don’t understand this comic now.. seriously.. this page http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c71/p19.html MIKE said that he just wanted Lucy to die, and NOW he comes running like some lovesick dog he said and I quote; “Maybe it’ll be fixed if she just died.”
I think Taeshi needs to explain her characters and chapters some more since everyone is impatient and confused after reading this chapter .. You can’t turn Mike’s personality from total hater http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c68/p24.html to this???
and What about Mike saying he was LEAVING in Jan?? http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c68/p29.html Did all forget about this?
and for all the Lucy Haters.. it was really Mike’s fault to start with http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c25/p4.html
everyone here should really re-read the whole comic before hating on everyone.. and guys wtf did Lily do?? gesssssshhhh relax !
musling June 13, 2013, 5:45 AM EST.
People keep commenting about how Lucy is overreacting and how Mike is a jerk.
I know what Lucy is going through, I’ve been through it myself, and just because you think you wouldn’t act that way if this happened to you doesn’t mean that everyone else’s reaction is wrong. Lucy has been rejected and alone most of her life; (suspected) divorced parents, kids refusing to play with her, and even Mike turned her away for Sandy. She has serious trust issues, so that makes it difficult for her to let her guard down. She hit people in the past because she felt that was the only way to make them them to listen and take her seriously. Now that Mike, one of the only people she trust, went and torn her down, of course she’s going to act badly. That’s why attempted suicide is a possibility in my eyes. Apologies do not heal the wounds of the damage someone has caused.
Mike is just a teenager, he’s still learning, and everyone makes mistakes. But from these mistakes we learn, and sometimes the best way to never forget is to carry around the guilt of our actions. Mike has to accept that it might be too late.
Melody June 13, 2013, 6:10 AM EST.
It cracks me up to see some of the folks here go “Lucy can’t handle it when mike pushes back!” ..Did Lucy at any given point in time, tell Mike that he was a parasite? That he was scum? That he made her—
Oh jeeze. I forgot that this was a comic.
..About freaking cats.
Clam your tits, people. Enjoy the read.
ClammyMcClamClam June 13, 2013, 6:17 AM EST.
Things won’t ever be the same again I fear.
Mike had a right to tell Lucy off for beating him up so much in the years before and giving him a hard time about his feelings for Sandy. And its really not fair for all of his friends to judge Mike just cause his girlfriend lives way outside of town.
But I agree that his words to Lucy were more harsh then they really needed to be and could of been handled a bit better than the way he originally did (bottled up anger I assume)
And Lucy kind of has a fault here for not trying to connect to her other friends, she could of accepted and allowed herself to see they cared and where her friends just as much as Mike was. Yet instead she chose to keep thinking Mike was her only friend and all she ever needed, resulting in her thinking she was all alone and had nothing left when Mike started avoiding her.
Plus it’s really not fair on Paulo for Lucy to only give him the time of day when she feels she’s got nothing left to lose.
DeathofInk June 13, 2013, 6:31 AM EST.
Wow those top comments….. =_=
In any case, not surprised from this; not like Mike wanted her to get to this state, just wanted her to be able to move on from him and find someone that doesn’t treat her mean. (And then after some time offering to be friends again)
<.< Though I am a bit confused at what the dialogue will be at this moment, it’ll fix itself out somehow.
MonsieurWTF June 13, 2013, 7:02 AM EST.
@AndreaJune Excuse me ? Bullied him ? WHEN ? Last time I checked, she even confess her feelings to him.
What do you call bully ? HE can avoid all her punch / kick if he WANT to. He fast enough for this.
And yeah lucy have other friends who see her as a sweet girl contrary to Mike who seems to see her as the reason of all his pain.
Remember ? : http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c52/p12.html
Geeflakes June 13, 2013, 7:26 AM EST.
… *flips a table*
I’m done here. Not cause of the comic (which I find amazing, personally), but cause of the comments. I never understood why bullying was such a rampant problem until now. You people not only condone, but endorse it. I have a friend who was in Mike’s EXACT situation three years ago. If it was up to me, the b***h that did it to him would be DEAD. And here you people are saying he should give in to her demands because she’s an innocent little angel. Makes me sick to the stomach. “Mike was too harsh to her” my ***. She reaped what she sowed. Or what? You think years of abuse don’t stack up?
Someone above me says he wasn’t bullied, because he could have dodged the blows or fought back! Yuh-huh. And then what? Spend the rest of his life avoiding conflict? Punch HER and get lumped in with the scum who abuse women? “She confessed her feelings for him”. Words are just words. From his point of view, it was a desperate gambit to keep him under her control. Even if she meant it (which I’ll readily admit, she did), she had done NOTHING to show it in the past, and thus seemed like a blatant lie.
The Weirdo June 13, 2013, 7:38 AM EST.
@The Weirdo ” Word just word “…HAHAHAHA Aren’t you a funny fellow.
Word have impact, and you can bully someone only with words. I’m not saying that he’s the only one who fault but HECK YEAH he did a huge mistake and we all saw it. You don’t HAVE to tell someone they are parasite for make them understand your POINT.
Geeflakes June 13, 2013, 7:53 AM EST.
Well, Mike, this is a very familiar situation…
Welgaea June 13, 2013, 8:20 AM EST.
LOL… Really, seeing some of the comments really makes me laugh so hard
Yu June 13, 2013, 8:24 AM EST.
OH WAIT! It was just a DREAM SEQUENCE!……
*pinch* Hahahah *pinch* hahahah *pinch* ha -why isn’t it ending?
Huh? June 13, 2013, 8:39 AM EST.
@Person I suppose you’re right there but I feel like Lucy should know better for example Paulo would do anything for her I assume the only reason she doesn’t tell him anything is because of his personality and probably thinks he will flip out on Mike or just wouldn’t understand but there are others around her she can talk to what annoys me about her is that all she wants is the attention of one person even there are plenty of people around her who care it’s similar to a friend I have a while back but that was a different situation entirely and nothing as serious as this. But I do see you’re point. Also no I don’t believe I do suffer from chronic depression some times I feel like my life is going in to a nose dive but I just try to brush it off. hopefully you understand what I mean
Valentine June 13, 2013, 9:25 AM EST.
Is it wrong of me to want Lily to just get Falcon Punched?
I just hate how everyone in the comic seems to be against Mike. Seriously, it’s not just HIS fault. Lucy needs to take her part of the blame too. Lucy shouldn’t have been such a brat and Mike shouldn’t have been such an ***hole. Now go on you two, go and make up and be friends again. JUST friends.
AngryBunny June 13, 2013, 10:08 AM EST.
I hated what Mike did but I feel he doesn’t deserve so much hatred if he’s now trying to fix it. He shouldn’t have to live with the blame or the guilt of Lucys suicide. I understand he made a mistake since he’s only young and what I think he did was pretty sick and wrong but I still think he has a second chance to try and turn things around. He even let Lucy know that he wanted that. Perhaps she was suicidal for different reasons? Because her family was trying to control her? That be a plot twist
Kitmit June 13, 2013, 10:13 AM EST.
Hope! Get the torpedos ready to fire on Lily. She has stopped Mike from apologizing before and now she is doing it again.
Also now that Mike fully understands what he has done, and now that Lucy is leaving, maybe he will slip into depression from running his former best friend away. Then because Mike is so sad about what has happened, Sandy dumps him out of suspicion that he was cheating on her with Lucy. The Mike gets even more depressed and now everyone notices someone sends a letter or calls Lucy, because she wants to no how everyone is doing, and when she hears how depressed Mike is she calls him and they start a long distance friendship that quickly evolves into something that Mike and Sandy had, a long distance relationship. Then when her father, or if she is at a mental institution the doctors, sees she is getting better then she is allowed to move back to Roseville. Then Lucy and Mike start a true relationship for their Senior year and everyone lives happily ever after. Except Paulo but he could probably hook up with Tess again.
RPG Nerd June 13, 2013, 10:32 AM EST.
@Kitmit I think he deserve it completely. He yelled at Lucy and set all of this in motion when she was trying to fix their relationship and trying to stay as friends like how they used to be. She never even said or did anything mean to mikey. She was trying to give give him a second chance and he just broke her down. Even afterwards he didn’t care about what happened to her. I don’t see how he should get sympathy for something like that. Also her family was trying to do what was best for her, though they were just assuming what was best for her which is one of the reasons she hated it when people always assumed what’s best for her.
Mikey is going to be forced to see the causes of his actions, perhaps this time it’s his turn to break and realize his mistake. Wonder what will happen with sandy and him, or if he’d lie out of desperation to try and keep Sandy; wouldn’t be the first time mikey completely ignored Lucy for her.
Namestop June 13, 2013, 10:38 AM EST.
@Axel no that is not what i’m saying just that he handled it poorly
TheGentleman June 13, 2013, 10:38 AM EST.
@RPG Nerd no LUCYXPAULO forever
TheGentleman June 13, 2013, 10:40 AM EST.
*prepares torpedos* I am so with you on this one!
Perhaps if she hadn’t stopped him in December, they wouldn’t be in a situation like this! LET US ALL BLAME THE SITUATION ON LILY!
AngryBunny June 13, 2013, 10:56 AM EST.
What Wrong Mikey, I thought you wanted this?
Bloom Helios June 13, 2013, 11:18 AM EST.
Ok this is coming from a Paulo x Lucy fan here
LILY LET MIKE APOLOGIZE
Mike and Lucy deserves to be happy maybe not as lovers
( their relaxation ship was hurt to much for that to be an option)
But at least let them be happy as friends mike may be an insensitive jerk at times like in December but he is still a nice guy and Lucy may be an insufferable bitch but she deservers happiness too it’s not her fault she can’t trust people and push them away.
Despite what I just said I still believe in Paulo x Lucy why?
Look at it this way the only 2 people who genuinely love(d-s)
Lucy are (were) Paulo and mike. Mike used to lie Lucy bu hen he re-meet sandy and then ruined their relationship but at least he is trying to rebuild it but it is to far gone to love each other plus he still has sandy while Paulo has done nothing bad to lucy ( recently not old pervert paulo) and has Even when she wanted to have sex with him Paulo refused because she was herself he coul have done it but didn’t want to hurt her (and ruined the Good endig for story )
But Basically what I am getting at is stop hating on mike and Lucy for doing what they did thy are both at fault and lily is just tryin to do what she think is best ( I jut think she is wrong)
Dr.Rockit June 13, 2013, 11:29 AM EST.
i think we all know what going to happen, Lucy is going away, to Rickter, to the exact same school as Sandy. Even M. Night Shyamalan will recoil in horror and Exclaim “What a twist!”
Bast, God of Cats June 13, 2013, 11:35 AM EST.
Why does the page have a red top and bottom
DinR June 13, 2013, 11:46 AM EST.
Yup, I had a feeling her dad would come by an take her to lie with him. That’s why her mom was concerned that Lucy would be betrayed.
silveryogurt June 13, 2013, 11:52 AM EST.
Whoa! bit harsh there
cats June 13, 2013, 12:31 PM EST.
SAY SOMETHING MIKE!
Subaru June 13, 2013, 12:46 PM EST.
your all diks
TheGentleman June 13, 2013, 12:58 PM EST.
@Tyler, exposition is fine, and I like a little suspense, but it’s been almost 3 full chapters since we learned anything was seriously wrong with Lucy at all and that her family was changing something for her because of it. Now we STILL don’t know what that change is and now we’re given yet another mystery before we even have any answers to the first one. Okay, yes, her room is empty. But that could mean a million different things. She’s in the hospital, again, why? Sickness? Injury? Suicide attempt. WE DON’T KNOW. And after weeks and weeks and weeks, speculation gets a little tiring, and I’d like to know that I’m not going to have to wait almost half a year again to get a clue of what the answers are. I’m impatient, forgive me, it’s to be expected from a comic that only updated 3 times a week, and I’m getting a little more impatient because even though it updates almost every day now, I still don’t feel like I’m any closer to finding out what’s going on.
MissShellGiraffe June 13, 2013, 1:41 PM EST.
@TDP i never meant to imply tha it was ALL paulo’s fault(though a fair portion is) i was just giving an example of the fact that it is har to blame any single person, lots of little things(and a few major things) evetualy just added up to the point were it just got too heavy to carry.
Curtis June 13, 2013, 5:41 PM EST.
I really hate people ripping on Mike and also Lucy. To be honest Mike has been dealing with Lucy’s abuse for a long time that when Sandy told him she didn’t like how she was treating him and that he deserved much better treatment from someone he calls a friend he believes it because he loves Sandy and he knows she is taking concern for him something Lucy openly doesn’t show (usually, remember “And you hurt Mike, that’s the worst of all” (from the one where they got lost) and the flashback when he almost drowned?). So because Mike loves Sandy and believes she knows best he begins to see Lucy as he believes she should be seen and with Sandy’s observation in mind and he agrees that he shouldn’t be treated that way! He deserves respect! And although she is his friend and he loves her dearly he agrees with Sandy that he shouldn’t be treated badly. And I think in a way it manifested it’s self in a unhealthy way.
And now with Lucy. I understand completely Lucy’s feelings, I’ve been there. And no matter what anyone says about you it doesn’t change you. And yes unrequited love feels like a huge kick in the face and it hurts a lot! But I think she realized that, yes, she was in the wrong. She knew she was a huge butt to Mike and with the flashback of the kiss/moment between them; where he openly told her he couldn’t keep it in and he wasn’t understanding her mixed feelings and she just pushed that away and shut him up and that’s all shes been doing to him is shutting him up. And her, feeling guilty because she loves him and because he isn’t going to sit and take it and he’s finally saying no more, she wants to die she really feels so distressed and hurt and she’s probably self-loathing that she thought she might as well kill herself (I’m assuming, we still don’t know). And really Mike’s opinion means the world to her and after all he’s said she probably reflected and looked at it through his eyes. (This is all I have to say. I’m not pointing fingers; these are just things I observed.)
Ushio June 13, 2013, 8:30 PM EST.
@MissShellGiraffe True, I agree. But there is honestly nothing we can do but wait. All of us are impatient, but I think the new 5-day a week updating is Taeshi’s way of saying “things are picking up again!”
Tyler June 13, 2013, 9:05 PM EST.
@Valentine: I do understand that most folks with that positive mindset are able to feel better just by telling themselves that. In a lot of cases with depression no matter how much you tell yourself in your head things will get better and that you’re a worthwhile human being every chemical in your brain is physically and emotionally telling you the opposite.
With people behaving like lucy: when someone who means the world to you tells you to drop dead you feel like everyone else around you is lying that they like you, or you don’t trust them to love you unconditionally or put up with you when you need emotional support- or you’re afraid of their judgement when you tell them the full story. When you’re rejected to that level you feel isolated and isolate yourself even from the people who really do care- mostly because you’re afraid of losing them too or being a burden. Because you feel if the one person you really want wants nothing to do with you then no one else does either, or you won’t be able to get it right with anyone else after that or trust again- and we all know that Lucy has trust issues already. There’s also the pain of watching someone you’re in love with be with someone else; you feel like you weren’t good enough and never will be. You feel a terrible sense of loss when you have to see that. I can tell you right now that it’s agonizing and hard to cope with. Then again I’m speaking from the standpoint of someone who experienced profound rejection from someone who was more than just a high school crush- but I feel it pertains a little to what a girl like Lucy might be feeling at this time . A lot of people build their whole world around some one else; and when it comes crashing down going to extremes due to despair isn’t as uncommon as you’d think. The human craving for validation is a powerful, powerful thing. When it’s not satisfied the sense of loneliness is profound and sometimes overwhelming.
Person June 13, 2013, 11:06 PM EST.
Soo…. Just so we are clear…. Lucy isn’t becoming (or has become) an actress and attempting to get an apology out of Micheal, correct? I don’t want to hear out of the blue, “GOTCHA!”, or something close like that…. Too stale… I want him to get a full fledged blast of emotional pain… Not a prank to make him admit he has feelings for her…. I hope not… How could you explain Lucy’s guilt over Paulo? What is she going to do with that?
Soon a member June 14, 2013, 7:28 AM EST.
Watch how we get a flash back for the next page = - =
Mewtallica June 14, 2013, 11:55 AM EST.
oh ! shut up Macca ,im with Mike.
FastSpells45 June 28, 2013, 10:48 PM EST.
Barosepha July 18, 2013, 6:06 AM EST.
This makes me feel terrible after everyone else posted these long, serious comments but… I bet you guys that the next plot twist is going to be that Lucy has amnesia. For evidence, see Curtain call page 36/36. To the author; if this counts as a spoiler, please feel free to take it down. It will only confirm my suspicions though.
ozzi August 24, 2013, 2:26 AM EST.
Where is Lucy’s dad??? We have yet to meet him!!!
Discord55 November 11, 2013, 8:15 PM EST.
i love how mature lily is about things! keeping calm and remembering the good times they shared instead of focusing on all of the bad. she is the best
Whimsicott January 3, 2014, 1:58 PM EST.
Did Lucy died or..move away??I am so confuseddd!!! this story is sooooo sad..I even cry..my tears gonna finish
Marchfest January 24, 2014, 11:51 AM EST.
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