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You both were pretty bad.
Silvyx June 14, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.
o mike don’t be that way not cool
lily says mike it’s your fault leave
mike not my fault she’s a jerk
TheGentleman June 14, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.
Mike is driven away althought this is not so surprising.
The same as what he said (“It’s not MY fault…”) and his emotion ( + + + ).
… But the flashback … so … … .
Er… …[speechless ]… .
Doctor Nuclear June 14, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.
mike please, after all that you’re still thinking that.
InvisibleColoration June 14, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.
He’s beginning to feel guilt! This is a good sign!
BornAgain June 14, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.
oooh~ Mike your ugly side is showing
Kori June 14, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
Ok NOW he is being an *******
catmc June 14, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
And here we go, never able to blame yourself.
Sly June 14, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
candy cane June 14, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
Oh good, reassure yourself. Smooth. I thought you got it.
Mike June 14, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
no mike! why!?
XenaTheAlienChick June 14, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
looks like mike’s jerk switch has been turned on…
Renamon June 14, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
It was BOTH OF YOUR FAULTS. Also, I knew he wasn’t completely sorry.. Well he still might be, but here suggests other bitterness.
Also, I’m still betting on him being freaking bi-polar. Like seriously, first you’re worried, now you’re bitter and a jerk face.
Also, WHY DID HE JUST LEAVE. I was expecting a Sam beating
Gabba June 14, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
Lol what a baby
shmidny June 14, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME
Rii June 14, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
what about the good times? He can’t just abandon her at the hospital. And we’ve saw how’s she become guilty for her actions
bunnyclub101 June 14, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
Lesson learned: Mike does not know that sometimes friends will call them rude names as a joke
Whimsicott June 14, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.
Don’t blame him. he was genuinely concerned, and then everyone basically blames it on him. few people really considered how he felt about everything. though I assume he will be mad for a while and then start to feel guilty
Not that he was all good about it. but few actually considered how he felt and only said he was doing things wrong.
Sleepingfox June 14, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.
I may not be totally on the ball here, but thinking about how awful a person someone was when they’re in the hospital for what was probably a suicide attempt is probably not the best thing…
Sander June 14, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.
nooooooo mike noooooooo
LancelotOcelot June 14, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.
Lucy’s not terrible just misunderstood
TheGentleman June 14, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.
They both were equally bad but it makes him a jerk that he wanted to start over and then is now saying how bad Lucy is, even though the girl is hospitalized for (possibly) attempting to take her own life.
Mike is bad and should feel bad
Lucy was selfish an should feel bad
DatHylian June 14, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.
THANK YOU MIKE
This lady June 14, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.
Mike you must redeem yourself so go back there and start yelling do it now it’s the only way
TheGentleman June 14, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.
Both were bad. Lucy shouldn’t have abused Mike like that. Mike shouldn’t have said those soul-crunching words.
MaronaPossessed June 14, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.
Whaaatttt??? Mike’s jerk! your all faults! Bad! Poor Lucy.
Laguhez June 14, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.
@Whimsicott your quite right I don’t recall a day when a buddy of mine has not insulted me as a joke
TheGentleman June 14, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.
In December, Mike told Lucy that he would leave the table as soon as the play was over, and also reassured her that he would take every single one of their friends with him, leaving Lucy completely alone and abandoned, plus he didn’t want her around for when Sandy showed up so…
Yeah, this is Mike’s fault, he wanted Lucy out of his life to the point that he would take all their friends from her, Lucy and the others are simply granting him his wish
Plus, Mike has played the victim for every single thing in his life, even the things that didn’t involve Lucy
Roler42 June 14, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.
o god I just realized the mike and lucy haters are gonna have a field day today is gonna be hilarious o man I can’t wait to read all the idiotic hate filled comments
TheGentleman June 14, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.
You’re right Mike, it’s not your fault Lucy has issues. You were a jerk to her though so people will blame you and that’s not fair but it’s life in our rotten society so get used to it. Next time that nosy hedgehog stops you from reconciling/apologizing to Lucy walk past her and do what you need to do.
Kevin June 14, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.
Yesssss! Mike has every right to be annoyed. They keep trying to shut his attempts to make amends to Lucy down, it isn’t his fault.
Still don’t freaking know what happened to Lucy though, this is annoying.
Tigrr June 14, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.
annnnd hes back…
Sanchan June 14, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.
mike is going to return there, I know it! >_>
after crying of course (or while doing it, why not).
boh... June 14, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.
Ok mike you are past my point of actually trying to link you
TWO SECONDS YOU WERE WORRIED FLTHAT SHE KILLED HERSELF NOW YOU SAY HOW MUCH YOU HATED HER!
(Some ones in denial)
That or he only sounded concerned to everyone because sandy told him to make it up to her so I still think at this point mike still hates lucy
Dr.Rockit June 14, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.
This reminds me so much of Starting over page 22!
Also, whoever invented weekends was obviously not a BCB reader.
CrazyCat June 14, 2013, 1:11 PM EST.
@Mike(character): Your thought depends on yourself (or, Taeshi?), so just make your own choice (although I know you often make everything mess up, but it’s really not your fault (it’s your bad luck’s)) .
@Dr.Rockit: Are you sure? Er… not till have defined what “hate” is here.
Doctor Nuclear June 14, 2013, 1:11 PM EST.
He should at least feel somewhat bad…and why is lucy so terrible? She just did what normal friends kinda do. I never once remember a time when mike told lucy she was being too rough, and that he didn’t like the teasing. I think mike is a punk-*** he should’ve voiced how he felt about lucy before becoming depressed about it and hurting her and now he’s in denial. After all she’s tried to do for him (save him from that alley fight, comfort him after sandy,be always there for him) he doesn’t even see the part of her that’s good?
sppumoni June 14, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.
I think it’s hard to say that Lucy is at fault here.
I mean really, just look Lucy’s overall personality, we’ve seen how at first she’s been like that to everyone, just more to Mikr because she’s been with him the longest. It just seems to be the way she shows affection. But we’ve seen in the last chapter, (the play), how she’s starting to change that and being nicer.
Mike. Well/ he’s been on/off jerk butt for a while. I mean really. Sandy. Telling Lucy off to the point where she pukes, (she even was considerate enough to through her own barf away lmao).
Devmarizella June 14, 2013, 1:14 PM EST.
Knight-A June 14, 2013, 1:14 PM EST.
@CrazyCat well in way weekends aren’t BCB readers but aside from the mental anguish caused by being unable to read the comic weekends are such a great and magical thing
TheGentleman June 14, 2013, 1:15 PM EST.
MIKE! WHAT IN HELLS BELLS ARE YOU DOING!!!
Don’t storm away like you’re the victim and GO GET YOUR FRIEND BACK!!!
SIGxMUNDx808 June 14, 2013, 1:18 PM EST.
No, mike, your a terrible person. That’s my only comment.
.-. June 14, 2013, 1:18 PM EST.
there’s only one thing to do call in the cheater squad to beat some sense into
TheGentleman June 14, 2013, 1:18 PM EST.
Jesus he’s angry
Although his guilt will most likely set in fairly soon
I feel like he won’t know what to do
Especially when he has to see her chair and everywhere else she was supposed to be empty
Vivitv June 14, 2013, 1:19 PM EST.
Well, Mike almost redeemed himself… Hopefully he doesn’t keep with this train of thought, because he was finally becoming his old self again. Yeah Lucy screwed up but Mike she didn’t deserve you wishing her dead, you were in love with her for a long time in case you forgot. Seriously, your guilty conscious about all that is leading you to be a real douche.
Yuki23 June 14, 2013, 1:21 PM EST.
Good for you Mike, don’t take any of her ****
Ace June 14, 2013, 1:21 PM EST.
Okay, so I’ve recently re-read the whole thing because there were a lot of things I forgot about, and I’m just wondering in case I missed something: Did Mike ever actually, you know, ASK her to stop calling him names and being so rude to him? I mean, he clearly got annoyed with her a times, but Lucy probably saw it as okay, because she was doing it in jest, and since he kept hanging around her despite it, she probably didn’t think he cared or that it was truly bothering him.
I mean I don’t recall him telling her outright that she was being an unprovoked ******* to him, and since he kept coming back like nothing was wrong to begin with, how was she supposed to know it was affecting him in any way? I know “common sense” should come into play at some point, but Lucy doesn’t really have other friends who she acts coldly like that towards who DIDN’T provoke her (because Paulo kind of deserved it when she was a bitch to him) so she had no other experiences to really tell her when she was pushing a little to far with the “playful” insults. If Mike had ever just said “Look Lucy, knock it off or I’m not hanging out with you anymore,” and followed by refusing to see her for a couple days, she would probably have received the message a lot sooner and a lot more gently.
Honestly, Mike didn’t really show any signs that it even bothered him too much until Acapulco, after he began phoning Sandy and she started encouraging the idea that how Lucy was behaving was wrong, but again Mike ultimately chose not to act on it until “December” when those thoughts finally got the better of him.
TL;DR: I don’t condone Lucy’s behavior toward Mike, but she had no feedback from other friends to tell her she was being too rough with him, and Mike waited WAY too long to actually confront her about it and correct her behavior and make her understand his feelings in a more gentle manner.
That being said, Mike’s a douche, because Lucy was a douche, but didn’t realize how much of a douche she was being because NO ONE was telling her. I like Lucy. I’m iffy on Mike, but right now he’s leaning out of my favor. I like Sandy because, while other people may think she started this whole damn mess she was looking out for both Mike and Lucy and is not present to see how everyone’s choices are affecting each other.
Also, I’m in favor of PauloxLucy. I honestly believe Mike and Lucy are in too deep in this ****-storm to repair their relationship to the point of anything moderately resembling love.
MissShellGiraffe June 14, 2013, 1:21 PM EST.
Both are actually not as good people as they think. Lucy was abusive only because she was insecure and that was how she expressed herself and made a habit of it. She eventually stopped and felt like she wasn’t good enough to be his friend. Mike at first was tolerate towards her but eventually he feels that she isn’t worth the effort anymore since anyone else can help her with her difficulties. He fails to see the struggle that Lucy is trying to fix and not be some kind of heartless and unappreciating person who thinks about herself. The only thing he seems to care is him and his girlfriend and that he is putting his friends at a distance where he seems to handle things on his own or with his girlfriend. Mike has a habit of not caring on all the important detials in having friends and such. Just because Lucy acts that way doesn’t mean she is a bad person, she just has some problems and could rely on Mike to help her as best as he can. Unfortunately, he doesn’t care about those who have been unkind to him because they have certain problems. One must look through it all and find what needs to be done to find a certain mutual benefit. If Mike could just care enough to see Lucy’s problems clearly and just be a helpful as he should be, then in return he would have Lucy as a trustworthy, reliable, and very helpful friend to help him in his time in need. Isn’t that how people who care for others help one another that they may get through the toughest of times togetherand find themselves with a sign of happiness and ease? Isn’t that important?
Keyblade Dragon June 14, 2013, 1:26 PM EST.
Uh oh what an ugly side to show micheal
Midstrike June 14, 2013, 1:27 PM EST.
Guys, Lucy only acted harsh towards Mike because she was afraid to show how she really felt for him. She was scared he would react like he did way before he even met Sandy. She even said that she never really meant to beat him and call him names she was just scared of getting rejected by the only thing she really had in her life
So yeah, a lot of this is Mike’s fault. What he said to her was awful, it crushed her and even though he showed some concern he left and felt guilty but he doesn’t want to. Sorry buddy, it’s your fault weather you like it or not can’t feel sorry for yourself all of the time
Phantom June 14, 2013, 1:28 PM EST.
@MaronaPosessed: That’s pretty much the long and short of everything involving these two.
…Then again, it’s not just them.
@Whimsicott: If some times, yes. But with Mike and Lucy, it wasn’t just a couple of times.
Jokes are good, and all, but everyone…EVERYONE has their limits.
Also, while Mike is at fault, Lucy is also at fault as well. Afraid to show your feelings or not, that’s no excuse for constantly giving someone **** w/o any explanation. It’s not surprising for someone to be incredibly confused if someone else acted like that.
Also, keep in mind that a lot of what Mike is saying is from HIS perspective, not ours. That said, he’s the fact that he said “was” instead of “is” means that he realizes that there has been a change in Lucy. Granted, that shouldn’t have been a thought that entered his mind, but I still don’t believe he’s fully angry at Lucy again.
He’s more ****** off at the situation than anything else. He runs to see if he can see her, then all of the sudden, BAM. Instantly denied. Who wouldn’t be frustrated at that point.
Chocothunda June 14, 2013, 1:30 PM EST.
Now Mike is experiencing the 5 stages. Starting with Denial.
ResidentEddy June 14, 2013, 1:30 PM EST.
You’re P. terrible too.
Hovax June 14, 2013, 1:31 PM EST.
…and the Mike haters are back.
Personally I think they were both equally bad in the end, he only did a thing wrong to her every once in a while but they were usually emotionally severe.
Lucy did less damage at a time but she did it constantly.
The only thing that makes me take Mikes side really is that he stayed by her side for a long time even when she kept pushing (and punching…and kicking) him away, and then she had to nerve to try to split him and his lifelong love apart just like everyone else; just so she could have him for herself.
I’m not trying to specifically hate on either person but personally I think Mike is right in the end, besides, it’s not like he didn’t at least try to correct the damage he did.
Ember June 14, 2013, 1:34 PM EST.
Wellllll I wouldn’t blame Mike for Lucys suicidal attempt, he wasn’t trying to push her that far. As far as he was concerned Lucy didn’t even really love or care for him, she was just clingy. However I do find it quite strange that he’s now mad? I’d be depressed and blaming myself if I found someone tried to kill themselves because of something I did.
Kitmit June 14, 2013, 1:35 PM EST.
@Kitmit, I think he’s more frustrated at the situation than anything else. He’s been concerned about Lucy for some time, but he’s also been denied multiple times by her pets and family; it’s understandable to be frustrated.
Remember guys, Mike isn’t the ONLY one who’s ****** off at the situation at hand:
Chocothunda June 14, 2013, 1:38 PM EST.
Welp Mike I still have a shred of faith in you so you better stop the playing the denial game, turn your angry *** around, get in that hospital, get on the floor and everybody walk the dinosaur
Random dude June 14, 2013, 1:38 PM EST.
i think mike’s just mad because of the sexual tension between him and paulo i mean c’mon its so obvious! (internet sarcasm)
poptart June 14, 2013, 1:42 PM EST.
I’m not to blame
It is the gypsy girl
The witch who sent this flame
Mea maxima culpa
It’s not my fault
If in God’s plan
He made the devil so much
Stronger than a man
Gnukko June 14, 2013, 1:42 PM EST.
Well… It’s hard to say that Mike was totally in the wrong, yet it’s also hard to say that Lucy was completely in the wrong.
I understand Lucy calling him names and being a bit rude, like giving him a little shove or giving him a little smack. My friends and I do the same thing with each other. However, we don’t go so far as to give the other bruises and make them bleed. She got used to treating him that way, which she should’ve known was hurting him. Yet she still kept hurting him and pushing him away more, keeping him at a distance, but still close enough to reach. She used him like a security blanket. If he was ok, she was ok. This seemed to be a lot for Mike to burden. I think she was in the wrong then.
And I understand Mike for sticking up for himself and to get his point across. It may hurt the other, but it needs to be said so the other could understand. However, he shouldn’t have gone so far as to yell at her, say he hates her, even though they’ve been through a lot together, and threaten to take all her friends away, making her alone. He knew she hated and feared being alone, yet he still threatened to do such a thing. Plus, all of this was triggered by Sally. I’m not bashing on Sally, I like her, but she unwittingly told him to stand up for himself, though Mike also misunderstood that part of what she said and stopped being friends with her as well. And even after Sally told him to make up with Lucy, he still didn’t until later on, when it was probably too late.
I know I wrote a lot for Mike, but I’m not favoring one side. It just happened to be like that.
Also, I don’t know if she tried to take her own life. I mean, she loves her pets like they were her own kids. Would she really want to take her own life and leave them to suffer? I think there was an accident, like she fell down the stairs while bringing boxes from her room down or something. I don’t know, just a guess ^^; Or she got attacked by Augustus’ “friends”. Who knows? Well, we know one person does
ValentineLynn June 14, 2013, 1:44 PM EST.
May I rant for a moment? This page is great news for MikexLucy! Just hear me out. When Mike was younger, and kept being rejected by Lucy, he finally learned that he was nothing but a safety net to her and he would never be anything more. Mike didn’t want to be repeatedly hurt by chasing someone who (He thought) would never love him. So he became increasingly more angry towards Lucy because he still cared for her, but didn’t want to. This was first seen on their vacation with Tess. But time moved on, until finally when Lucy confessed her love to him. Mike was shocked by this and didn’t know how to react to it. He thought he had finally gotten over all his feelings for her, so this led to him rejecting her. I think we all noticed Mike becoming more hostile towards Lucy after this instance. It’s my belief this happened because he thought he had finally gotten over her, and that he was happy with Sandy. So he believes he has to push her away, and can only think negatively of her to avoid more pain. But deep down inside he still cares for her, he just doesn’t want to. So now were brought to this page, and how I think its good news. A few pages ago we saw Mike panicking and scared about what happened to Lucy, something we haven’t seen in a vary long time. But then when Lily asks “Why are you here?” He suddenly became quiet, and left. My thought is that, for a split moment his feelings returned, and now he’s trying to push them back down by thinking of all the hate he’s built up. So MAYBE in the next few pages, Mike will actually have a break through, and accept his love for Lucy, then go sprinting back to the hospital. So have faith my fellow MikexLucy shippers, there will always be hope! (I’m sorry about the wall of text.)
*And as a side note. If Paulo and Mike both confessed their Love for Lucy at the same time, just imagine the reactions. A choice would have to be made in an epic conclusion that would decide the fate of Lucy’s happiness.*
BornAgain June 14, 2013, 1:46 PM EST.
aaaand theres the grumpy cat as we know him
thanks Taeshi for bringing him back to his normal self and for the fine comic
musling June 14, 2013, 1:47 PM EST.
It’s not ALL your fault.
But it is SOME of your fault.
Sure she starts it, but you played along. You put up with it. That’s part of the reason she liked you so much because you COULD do that. She could joke around, be mean to you, make fun of you, but you put up with it and still be her friend. As her only REAL friend (sorry Paulo but it’s different b/w Mike and Lucy), she’s crushed when you leave her. Sure, Paulo was nice for a little while (esp that one day), but no one could really ever replace you. She can deal with being “just a friend” and not your girlfriend forever, but she’s fragile and broke down when you completely rejected her.
Why can’t you see past her tough and “terrible” exterior to see the person she really is inside?
JC June 14, 2013, 1:48 PM EST.
SHUT THE **** UP MIKE!!! SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP!!! IT’S JUST AS MUCH YOUR FAULT AS IT IS HER’S!!! YOU’VE KNOWN HER AS FREAKING KINDERGARDEN!!! YOU KNOW SHE’S ALWAYS BEEN LIKE THAT!!! SHE’S NOT THE ONE WHO’S CHANGED, YOU HAVE!!!!! ASGDKHKALGJLSDGL
Mousse the Husky June 14, 2013, 1:48 PM EST.
That she was, Mike.
I have an opinion and thoughts on this all, but it’ll have to wait. My brain is too fried to form it into text properly.
Oceanus92 June 14, 2013, 1:52 PM EST.
Honestly. Both Lucy and Mike made their mistakes. It’s not just her fault.
reignwaker June 14, 2013, 1:52 PM EST.
Dammit mike ur the ****ing one who’s being goddam selfish and feeling bad for your ****** self yourself while Lucy on the other hand is dead or is extremely sick!!! What the ****ing hell is wrong with you?!?!
Karkat June 14, 2013, 1:54 PM EST.
That’s right Mike, release all that pent up anger and cool down for a bit. Simmer down, have a few revelations, maybe realize how dumb it is to constantly blame somebody and then later on… calmly ask to go see Lucy or at least tell her friends where she is. I know you’ll do the right thing eventually .
supertails19 June 14, 2013, 1:54 PM EST.
Ladies and gentlemen, we have reached the first two stages of loss: Denial and Anger.
Stay tuned for the Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance portions.
Ziggy June 14, 2013, 1:55 PM EST.
I don’t remember if his name is Augustus. But it’s this guy:
ValentineLynn June 14, 2013, 1:56 PM EST.
This is such a difficult conflict; they’re both in the wrong but they both deserve sympathy. ALTHOUGH WE STILL NEED TO FIND OUT WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENED TO LUCY.
JustaSuta June 14, 2013, 1:56 PM EST.
Terrible person…no you. Mike. Mike should feel bad. Very bad.
Neospector June 14, 2013, 1:58 PM EST.
hmmmm ok I see whats going on here.
Mike is not directly going after Lucy here, he’s trying to rap his head around the fact that despite the fact that he made amends, Lucy’s family is still rejecting him.
However he forgets that
1) This is her family, no matter how “terrible” she was in his perspective, in theirs that would have just been who she was.
2) This was both their faults, I’m not going to go into an entire rant on that subject since others already have.
shoop-a-doop June 14, 2013, 2:01 PM EST.
Goddammit Mike! And just when I was beginning to warm up to you again.
Patrick June 14, 2013, 2:02 PM EST.
…just when you thought you couldnt hate Mike even more…
I mean yeah Lucy is…she has serious issues, but Mike, he was like, I HATE YOU! when she said she was happy for him…
sometimes I wish for Sandy to cheat on him with another model, for his friends to openly ignore him and for him to go into a really UGLY deppression…..
Of course that wont happen…
anyways taeshi you are AWESOMELY TALENTED you were able to make people feel such strong feeling (been positive or negative) towards your characters that are so developed and such. Not making fun of you, GOD NO…giving my honest compliment…I wish to be a writer someday and hopefully I want people to feel like Im feeling…
lousika June 14, 2013, 2:02 PM EST.
@Gnukko You are just awesome! I don’t agree that Mike still loves Lucy, but it’s so cool to see the sentiment expressed with one of my favorite Disney songs
Kisekiko June 14, 2013, 2:03 PM EST.
You aren’t tugging at my heartstrings with this Taeshi. They’re both terrible people. Try harder
@Gnukko Kudos, mate. That really fits.
Dext June 14, 2013, 2:03 PM EST.
It’s all point of view.
Yxela007 June 14, 2013, 2:03 PM EST.
Mike and Lucy are just kids. Good kids.
Mike felt bad and wasn’t allowed to apologize, of course he’s trying to make himself feel better by taking out on the past Lucy. Lucy was horrible but she realized what she was doing to Mike, once he let it be known, and felt extremely guilty. They’re both kids, they both know they’re not in the right deep down. Lucy seems to have realized this faster than Mike.
S.O. June 14, 2013, 2:03 PM EST.
And we still don’t know what’s going on! GAH!
Silas June 14, 2013, 2:04 PM EST.
Also doing a bit of an observation, judging by the face that Mike is making in the bottom right I believe the claws of guilt have begun to dig deep into his skin. He’s in for one hell of a ride . Yea to rap up for today I dont really have much to say, but thank yiu Mike for proving me right
Random dude June 14, 2013, 2:07 PM EST.
I still don’t honestly get why he thinks of her as such a terrible person…isn’t calling people “jerk” and stuff just her love language? I think Lucy was embarrassed by her feelings, or didn’t want to believe that they were there and so she pretended that she hated him. But she always followed him, hung out with him, spoke to him, she enjoyed his company! It’s just so painfully obvious and frustrating to me. So I don’t get why he thinks of her like this. Oh Mike, just think about it. I guess the good really is always buried with the dead. (Figuratively of course, I know she’s not dead) :p
Knuc June 14, 2013, 2:09 PM EST.
They are both horribly confused and hormonal teenagers and they just need to suck it up and apologize to eachother.
Shaaa June 14, 2013, 2:12 PM EST.
Last post, I promise ^^;
I wonder if Mike will run into Lucy’s dad. He was told he was on his way there. I’m thinking, if this does happen, one of two things will happen:
1) Lucy’s dad is going to beat the living sh** out of Mike.
2) Mike will talk to Lucy’s dad about everything that has happened between him and Lucy. And Lucy’s dad will give him some “words of wisdom” and Mike and Lucy’s dad will go to the hospital together or something like that ^^;
I just can’t wait to see Lucy’s dad
Maybe Lucy is moving into her dad’s house
ValentineLynn June 14, 2013, 2:15 PM EST.
I’m not denying Lucy wasn’t a total bitch to you at times. But not always, she often showed genuine concern for you. Sure the things she said and did were bad but Mike. WHY I think if you just sat down and talked to her like a freakin person about that stuff she would have stopped if she realized how much it bothered you.
Ryan June 14, 2013, 2:15 PM EST.
so Lucy has always been a bitch, cared or not for mike but a bitch still, mike finally has enough of it and when he snaps and tells lucy all that she deserves (because she actually deserves it) and this whole thing is STILL mikes fault?? people what the hell is wrong with all of you?!
bankai June 14, 2013, 2:18 PM EST.
Lets be honest, they need to ****, to suck out all those teenagers hormon
Othoniel June 14, 2013, 2:19 PM EST.
Know what? I’m going to blame the comment section for this. Ludicrous I know, but so is this rampant hatred of Mike. Is there really any surprise that he says that? That after he finally stands up for himself (admittedly, in a terrible way) he’s getting blamed for Lucy’s state as if he hadn’t been a supportive element in her life for years. This isn’t Michael feeling guilt, it’s him feeling frustration. He actually made an effort to mend things and what is he met with? People telling him that it’s his fault she’s like this, as if he is the sole person responsible. He is being told this, and at no point has anyone but Sandy shown some support for him. He has basically been told that he was better off being mistreated, which is the very reason he exploded like that in the first place. Certainly, he could have made it clear that he was made a mistake and wanted to be there for her, but in all likelihood, Lily would once again become an avatar for the Mike haters and tell him that it’s too late. And finally, he is a teenager ripe with angst, I’d like to see anyone else in his position respond positively to all of that. Hell, most people I know would be raging at the point who blamed them.
Damonashu June 14, 2013, 2:20 PM EST.
Sheesh, Mike, noone expects you to be observant of people or anything.
@Damomashu: It’s not like everyone hates Mike, but honestly he has a LOT of growing up to do.
Welgaea June 14, 2013, 2:21 PM EST.
that’s right Mike, keep telling yourself that. whatever helps you sleep at night BI*CH. you gonna cry baby? well sucks to be you.
btw, I am not a mike hater, this is for Trolling sake, so please don’t take the bait.
sen June 14, 2013, 2:21 PM EST.
Lucy was always joking though. Maybe she was being too rough (which Mike could have told her about and make her ease up) but she didn’t mean to treat Mike badly. He went full over the line when he screamed at her. He could have totally told her about his complaints in a civilized way, without their friendship being destroyed. But he didn’t. He meant to hurt her and she did get hurt. So yes, this is your fault.
DarkCrystal828 June 14, 2013, 2:22 PM EST.
Wow, Mike. Words cannot describe. It is your fault, dumb*ss. -.-
Cassidy June 14, 2013, 2:24 PM EST.
I hope Sandy hears about this, hears the full story about what Mike said to Lucy, bout Lucy’;s current condition and how Mike thinks it isn’t his fault. I want to see what she would say to him because it looks like she is the only one he’ll listen to.
Anagha June 14, 2013, 2:26 PM EST.
MOTHER****ING LILY! LOOK AT WHAT YOU’VE DONE.
I’m totally pinning this one on Lily. If she hadn’t stopped him, he would’ve gone and seen her and made everything better. BUT NOPE LILY SAID SCREW HAPPY ENDINGS.
I’m worried how this is going to turn out, but I’m still siding with Mike.
AngryBunny June 14, 2013, 2:29 PM EST.
It’s not that he thinks it’s not his fault, he’s trying to convince himself that it isn’t, because he can’t stand the guilt he knows that would come with that being his fault.
Kerevar June 14, 2013, 2:29 PM EST.
My guess is that eventually the severity of the situation will hit Mike.
Right now he probably has a thousand different thoughts and feelings going through his head, and he hasn’t had the time to process them yet. Of course he’s blaming himself —even if he doesn’t say it out loud. He’s also probably angry (at himself and Lucy), scared (for himself and Lucy), sad, distraught, shocked, annoyed (at Lily) and so forth…
Anyways, on another note: I wonder how things would turn out if Mike tried to explain this whole situation to Sandy.
Lunacy June 14, 2013, 2:30 PM EST.
wow the validation speech… been down that road, mind you it was never for something this serious (miner arguments mainly). I think mike is just steaming things off before he either blames himself or cries. Hope its the former since crying takes forever.
dimes_should_have_stores June 14, 2013, 2:33 PM EST.
And Welcome Ladies And Gentlemen To The
“Mike’s 5 Stages Of Grief”
We Have Already Passed
And Now We Are Seeing
Soon We Should See The Stage Of
Then A Hard Hit Of
And Last But Not Least We Should See
CoolBad June 14, 2013, 2:34 PM EST.
He knew exactly what her mental state was in during December, but he decided to exploit it and completely shatter her psyche anyway. Like ive said countless times before Im not on either of their sides; however, Mike and his band wagon saying that his actions were justified in anyway shape or form are deadwrong. Lucy may have been a “bitch” sometimes, but no-one deserves to have their psyche broken like that. And honestly her being a bitch is not a valid excuse. He never openly said anything to her to stop. So he needed to stop being a little ***** and actually say something about. Since he never did he needs to suck it up.
Random dude June 14, 2013, 2:35 PM EST.
Anyone who thinks mike is at fault is a ****ing ******. Lucy is an unlikable **** who’d be better off dead.
Randomized Name June 14, 2013, 2:42 PM EST.
Denial makes it all the more sweeter when he feels the guilt.
I can’t wait for the day it all comes crashing down.
…Wait, “was a terrible person”?
Never here June 14, 2013, 2:44 PM EST.
People keep surprising me. I mean, everyone who thinks Mike is a saint and Lucy is just a total b*tch? Just go and re-read the whole comic no less than ten times in a row. Just go and do it.
Now, I’m not saying Lucy is not at falt here, but:
- after she realized how awful she was, she tried to change, to become nicer. Mike showingly ignored her for that.
- after Mike gave out a rant in the class in front of everyone about not wanting to work with her, she still was nice to him.
- when Mike told her Sandy was coming, she suported him like a friend and he forcefed her sh*t.
- having heard about herself being a useless sack of poisonous sh*t whom nobody liked, likes or would ever like she just picked up her vomit, wrote the essay all alone, left it in Mike’s locker and never disturbed anyone with her presence.
- once again, she did nothing to anyone ever since. Did not complain, did not blame Mike, did not leave home because Mike had told her the world would be better off without her. She only showed up for the play because otherwise she would have ruined it. After the play she disappeared and never did anything bad to anyone yet again.
And now that she is in a really bad state, you guys call her a b*tch for the fact she exists and wish her death. I am so disappointed.
HIC June 14, 2013, 2:45 PM EST.
Yes, Lucy should not have treated you so poorly in the past, but that didn’t give YOU the right to treat her poorly in return. You’re just as bad as she was. Just sayin’. :I
abbles June 14, 2013, 2:47 PM EST.
Lol Mike pls
Heaven June 14, 2013, 2:48 PM EST.
If anyone actually DID go back and read it you’ll notice Mike asked her to stop lots of times. And HE was not the one that kept coming back SHE kept following him around. I’m not saying he was right but please actually read the comic and not just toss random stuff out there. At first Mike tried to just deal with it, then he started telling her to stop and arguing with her, then he got to the piont where he just started hating her. Their whole break down was a long time coming and he held stuff in/back for so long that it exploded. Its not like he could talk to his friends about it because everyone thought he was just being a wuss/decided Lucy was right and he should deal with it. I don’t even know why he was friends with them, none of them cared about how he felt only Lucy. And he’s probably just angry because she did something, he went to the hospital because he was concerned. Anger is usually step one anyway he’ll probably have a breakdown and hopefully he won’t do something stupid too. I wonder how in the heck Sandy is gonna react? And if somehow everyone else is gonna find out, and what they’ll do?
Sammy June 14, 2013, 2:52 PM EST.
I completely agree with this page, its not mike fault lucy is such a depressive bitch,and you know what , SHE WAS AWFUL.
FastSpells45 June 14, 2013, 2:58 PM EST.
YOU’RE a terrible person, you *** dick! D8
Jessica U. Ingmann June 14, 2013, 2:58 PM EST.
Nobody deserves to be driven by others to the point of suicide, cutting, depression, psychological problems, etc (I figure at least one of those things happened to Lucy). Mike, I’m sure you’ll pull your head out of your *** on the next page, right? You better, *******.
Macca June 14, 2013, 3:02 PM EST.
OH COME ON THIS IS RIDICULOUS JUST HAVE THEM KISS AND MAKE UP ALREADY I’M ACTUALLY GETTING TIRED OF THIS DRAMA!! AND YOU HAVEN’T EVEN REVEALED WHAT SHE DID YET!
I'll Eat Yourself June 14, 2013, 3:04 PM EST.
Mike isn’t being mean. He’s trying to protect his sanity. It’s clearly showed by the beginning of his monologue “it’s not m’y fault” he is talking to himself, trying to convince himself that it’s not after Jordan told him it was all his fault and lily said so too. Because if he admit it’s his fault he will have to remenber that they had some great times together at some point and he may go mad from the guilt. It’s not something you do on purpose, it’s normal to do so, to tell yourself your not responsible, even ignoring the fact that would break this illusion.
You have to remeber people: they’re all teenagers, that mean that they’ve yet to learn not to act on their emotion and have no experience in life. So yeah they’re doing stupid things and hurting each other.
On another note: Hey Taeshi do you realise that your story must be very good to get people worked up like this? I myself hated Mike at some point lol after all the point of works of fiction is to make us forget our daily lives for a little time.
AceOfSPade June 14, 2013, 3:05 PM EST.
The fact that he says it isnt his fault is bull, but i agree, she was a terrible person. Dont get me wrong, i love lucy, in fact im alot like her and because of that ive grown close to her. One thing different abou us is that i know when to be soft and when no to be. She had no reason to constantly find reasons to fight with mike. Mike… Serriously? “It isnt my fault”… I know she was a complete *** to you despite all you did for her, but what you said to her was absolutely horrid! You dont deserve a person like sandy if youre not willing to accept youre faults! I used to like you, but after all this bull crap you have done to lucy despite her own actions has birthed a hate within my soul so bitter and dark you are lucky you do not exist!!!! I you want to start thi gs over then turn around, go back into that hospital, and speak to lucy!!!! She (possibly) tried to take her life for you!!!
DawnTheWolf June 14, 2013, 3:06 PM EST.
This is really not a healthy reaction. I mean, it is like he is trying to forget what he actually said to her. If he starts to go back and change his memory based on what he now thinks of her, that is going to a big problem. Hopefully he starts to feel the guilt, because if he doesn’t, he is going to be a lost cause. So just cross your fingers that he is actually going through the stages towards acceptance.
TacosGrande June 14, 2013, 3:07 PM EST.
True he has said things for certain moments, but he never said something for the long run. What he needed to do was sit her down and openly tell her, and I quote, ” Lucy we’re friends and I have fun hanging out with you, but the way you’ve been treating me isn’t my definition of “fun” and I don’t appreciate it. So if can tone it down a bit that would be greatly appreciated and if not then I don’t think we should hangout anymore” BAM! Case closed issue resolved. If she continued then he would have a reliable reason to hate her guts and leave her out to dry.
Random dude June 14, 2013, 3:09 PM EST.
What were the stages of guilt again? We all know Mike is in some Egyptian river
Dragnite June 14, 2013, 3:12 PM EST.
Am I the only one who doesn’t exactly blame him? She’s been almost nothing but a bitch to him since day one.
Flame_LoneWolf June 14, 2013, 3:13 PM EST.
It honestly really isn’t his fault.
Eli June 14, 2013, 3:13 PM EST.
Come on! You can’t call the person that is in the hospital a terrible person because someone else turned you away. What kind of messed up juvenile thinking is that? You are not the only reason she is in the hospital but you are a large part of it so don’t go throwing labels on someone who doesn’t deserve them.
Kay-Felis June 14, 2013, 3:14 PM EST.
On my honer this will be my last post lol .
I honestly don’t understand why people are so strongly pushing the Idea that Lucy committed suicide. I mean sure she did have a very shattered psyche and all, but come on it’s not always suicide. Im still pushing her getting hit by a car, though that doesn’t explain why her room was cleared out does it? Oh poo :I
Random dude June 14, 2013, 3:14 PM EST.
I get the feeling that Lily is kind of like a reverse Chekhov’s Gunman.
Any time the plot is about to take a huge leap forward - bam! She stops it dead.
Masket June 14, 2013, 3:15 PM EST.
But what about all the good things about Lucy?
Leu June 14, 2013, 3:15 PM EST.
He’s gone Evil.
Idiotic Technology June 14, 2013, 3:24 PM EST.
From a psychological standpoint, this shows Mike is a severe egocentric narcisistic *******.
And I’m talking about experience with my ex boyfriend.
Davey June 14, 2013, 3:29 PM EST.
Oh wait, nevermind. There’s none, sorry peeps.
Leu June 14, 2013, 3:31 PM EST.
“Was” a terrible person? He’s already thinking of her in the past tense. He’s already given up on seeing her again.
…what a dick.
Be3N2 June 14, 2013, 3:32 PM EST.
What an *******. I’m sorry but I really want him to fall off a cliff now.
Evan June 14, 2013, 3:38 PM EST.
… Sigh, oh Mike. Mikey Mikey MikeMikeMike.
Lizzie June 14, 2013, 3:40 PM EST.
Looks like someone can’t deal with not always being right!
honeybee June 14, 2013, 3:40 PM EST.
eagle June 14, 2013, 3:43 PM EST.
I understand it was Lucy’s way of hiding her insecurity, but that does not excuse all the times she hurt him. She didn’t just give him a playful tap or smack, she physically hurt him badly quite a few times.
NOBODY has any right to hurt another person, no matter how “cute” or “tsun” it is.
For an interesting practice, read the comic from th beginning, and reverse Mike and Lucy’s genders in your head - make Mike a girl and Lucy a boy - do her actions still seem “cute” or “just joking”.
The problem is its not just the commenters who excuse her actions - his friends did too. How angry does Abbey get if somebody hurts a girl, even accidentally? Yet he’s fine with Lucy abusing Mike.
Mike told Lucy about his feelings, and nobody reacted. He moved on, and reunited with Sandy, a girl he truly loves. Then Lucy confesses her feelings, and suddenly all his friends expect him to just forget Sandy and get with Lucy, even outright stating his relationship to be worthless.
Lucy isn’t a terrible person, but she used to be an abusive friend. Mikes actions aren’t a “jerk switch” - its anger and frustration that’d built up over years, mixed with the fact that he does actually care about her.
Mike is helpful, friendly, outgoing and he is caring - read from the beginning - see how he cared for Daisy when she got hurt swimming, how he encouraged Lucy, Tess, Put his all into Sue’s play, helped friends with homework - he seems generally helpful and kind-hearted, yet everyone does and always has sided with Lucy - and he’s probably sick of it.
Dolphinbread June 14, 2013, 3:47 PM EST.
Welp, looks like it’s a good day for PauloxLucy fans that were unwillingly being dragged to being MikexLucy due to his obvious concern for her.
JasperCat June 14, 2013, 3:49 PM EST.
“What about all the good things about Lucy”
Can be nice when it suits her
Bad things about Lucy:
Cactus Jack June 14, 2013, 3:49 PM EST.
Ugh, I am so fed up with Mike.
I used to be neutral about Mike and Lucy. They were both dumb kids who did wrong. But at least Lucy realized that she had faults and tried to change. Mike is incapable of self-reflection, too busy playing victim and being self-righteous.
At least now Lucy can get away from this toxic situation and maybe learn what real friendship is, without codependence.
kanojo June 14, 2013, 3:55 PM EST.
I agree it is unfair on mike, and he has every reason to be angry. I’m going from personal experience from a family member and an ex.
I’m not going to talk about my family, but I will talk about my ex, he was self centered and didn’t care about the people who loved him and cared about him, he was too angry and bitter for no reasonable reason. He wasn’t mentally ill he was just a narcissistic dick, who put his attempted suicides on his lovely mother and me.
He would threaten me that if I spent time with my friends he would kill himself. or if i looked at another guy he would kill himself… and he constantly belittled me, calling me stupid, fat, and ugly he made me feel so horrible about myself I lost almost half my body weight and became pretty damn depressed.
I cared about him but whenever I tried to get him help he’d just get angry and scream at me, and he’d threaten me by telling my parents we’d been intimate (which scared the crap out of me at the time because they were extremely religious Mormons). Whenever I said I wanted to leave the threats of suicide, and the pleads of his mother to take care of her baby made me cave in, so many times. it went on for almost two years, nearly lost all my friends but eventually I snapped slapped him across the face told him he was a pathetic looser and he had no right to treat me like i was worthless, and I couldn’t be his support frame anymore… and three years later he’s still alive, and doing fine since after that he started growing up a little.
So yeah I have very little empathy for people who try to commit suicide, I can understand it if your actually mentally ill but doing it for something stupid like that reminds me too much of my ex, and I empathize with Mike a lot. It is unfair and horrible that its put upon him, he could have handled it better but Lucy was a terrible friend to him and made him feel worthless. In the end she got a taste of her own medicine, and yeah she took her own egocentric pity party too far.
I do like her and think she’s been growing much more than Mike as a character, but she still has a long way to go to realize she has friends and many people who care for her, and by doing this it just hurts them… and will scar them forever, because having a family member die by their own hand is mentally scaring and I know that from experience too.
Oogie June 14, 2013, 3:58 PM EST.
You’re kidding me, Mike.
NoName XD June 14, 2013, 3:59 PM EST.
Okay, he goes to the hospital, all worried and concerned, then Lily says that he should go, the he gets all angry and…blames her!
This is how his emotions go:
And this is my expression: Heheh wat
Nyah June 14, 2013, 4:01 PM EST.
To be honest, right now I think Mike is going through the 5 stages of grief/loss. 1: Denial
Right now I think he’s somewhere between Anger and Denial. I choose to remain neutral in my stance on both mike and lucy, but I am growing increasingly worried about the both of them. Lucy especially right now.
Beautiful work as always! and I can’t wait for monday~
Namid June 14, 2013, 4:04 PM EST.
Nyah I understand what he’s going through, he is concerned for her but being blamed for her actions makes him angry because it is unfair and not to mention hurtful to have this put upon you, especially after you try and make things right.
Oogie June 14, 2013, 4:04 PM EST.
@Sammy THANK YOU. It’s like half the readers have short term memory or something. Also, saying that Mike should’ve just said something to Lucy about her insults and beating shows how little they understand the situation. If you need someone to tell that HEY! YOU DON’T BEAT UP AND INSULT YOUR FRIEND ON A DAILY BASIS BECAUSE THEY DON’T ENJOY IT, then there’s no helping you.
She never stopped to think about how her actions affected Mike. It took Zach’s talk with her to even CONSIDER that maybe he doesn’t like the way he’s being treated. None of their friends stepped up and called Lucy on her behavior, Lily was being all “oh yeah, they love each other ” when Lucy went off on Mike, and when Mike told Lucy that he wasn’t interested in her romantically, everyone got on HIS case and made HIM feel like he was some insensitive jerk because boo hoo Lucy was sad that Mike didn’t wanna trapped in an even more frustrating relationship with her.
Dee June 14, 2013, 4:07 PM EST.
In my opinion Lucy wasn’t a terrible person. She just had a different way of showing her emotions.
Jadeeee June 14, 2013, 4:08 PM EST.
@Mousse the Husky … damn easy there
that temper aint gonna take you far in life..
but i do agree with you on this, and as in my previous comments, i linked some special places in the comic with the examples!
musling June 14, 2013, 4:09 PM EST.
@Jadeeee So do abusive husbands/wives. Don’t see people defending them.
Dee June 14, 2013, 4:14 PM EST.
REPOSTING THIS CAUSE I THINK IT WOULD HELP PEOPLE OUT A BIT ..
seriously.. this page http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c71/p19.html MIKE said and I quote; “Maybe it’ll be fixed if she just died.”
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.. none of them, Lucy, Mike, Daisy or whoever deserves this much hate since they all have their different stories to tell…
but i agree on Mike being a Jerk these past chapters, which is too bad if you read about his ealier years
musling June 14, 2013, 4:16 PM EST.
Both of ye were pretty terrible.
MikeXLucy June 14, 2013, 4:16 PM EST.
You better have a “But” after that sentence on the next page Mike, ya dick.
Seikyuu June 14, 2013, 4:17 PM EST.
this page makes me happy
Milkfruit June 14, 2013, 4:18 PM EST.
Then why you act like you are worried for her if she’s so terrible and you stated that before you don’t want to see her again and that things would better for you if she just died. Isn’t this what you really wanted? That’s a reminder of why we must be careful with our words.
Don’t get me wrong, I know the girl was pretty harsh on Mike most of the time, but can’t he just move on once he made clear the way he felt about her? Or is he trying to make amends with her just because Sandy told him to do so?
ColorlessNight June 14, 2013, 4:19 PM EST.
After reading a ton of the comments, and seeing that most of them say we shouldn’t be surprised that Mike is being like this, I have yet another opinionated comment to post:
MIKE YOU ****!!! SNAP OUTTA IT!!!
MAN UP AND TRY TO THINK ABOUT SOMEONE OTHER THAN YOURSELF!
You’re both wrong… DON’T DUMP ALL THE BLAME ON THE FRIEND THAT YOU’VE HAD SINCE GRADE SCHOOL! At least apologize to her family if you’re not gonna apologize to her! Jesus, Mike! OPEN YOUR FREAKING EYES!
Those of you that have any sympathy for him…
SNAP OUTTA IT!
Maybe he deserved it earlier in the story… but he’s NOT OWNING UP TO HIS SIDE OF THE PROBLEM! Lucy already did that, so she’s cool. But MIKE??!! AAAAUUUUUUUUGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He’s GOT to be kidding!
Have I made my point, or must I say more?
NoName XD June 14, 2013, 4:20 PM EST.
You keep telling yourself that,kid.
But please do remember that annoying little fact that you lashed out on her AFTER she stopped clinging to you and tried to mend your friendship
I’ve seen quite a lot of self centered ******** but you,my friend, take the cake!
B-Dawg June 14, 2013, 4:20 PM EST.
Judging from the look on his face, he is trying to convince himself… which means the next page will follow up with the otheer memories of Lucy, in which she was actually a loving and loyal friend who cared about him more than herself and put his life before hers multiple times.
He may also have flashbacks of how he hurt her, not sure…
but I’m sur ethere will at least be real Lucy flashbacks in which people can’t demonize her like complete morons.
ohhhh!!! June 14, 2013, 4:22 PM EST.
This song will play for me when this story is over, which I suspect to be soon. http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=F9hagVL- __c&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DF9hagVL-__c
paulosawesome June 14, 2013, 4:23 PM EST.
Wait a minute… he said “She WAS a terrible person.” What are you trying to say here?
NoName XD June 14, 2013, 4:27 PM EST.
ps. i think i’s incredible how many haaaaaate comments there are on each and every page in this comic - compared to anything else i’ve ever read it’s really insane guys! you should try and take a deep breath and relax before leaving a comment … it’s just a furry internet comic, even though i understand some can relate to real life! but it would be Nice for the artists if you would pipe down and write in a mature and calm way about the comic i think it would make them happier than seeing caps lock and swears ..
musling June 14, 2013, 4:28 PM EST.
Mike, sweetie, if those are the only two instances of “abuse” you can think of, Your terrible person argument is weaker than you’d like to have yourself belive
Vega June 14, 2013, 4:30 PM EST.
If he’s mad because of the name-calling and the hitting, why doesn’t he hate Paulo too? And he seemed to care enough about Yashy, and she was worse! Sandy bopped him too, what about that?
No one said it was your fault, except Jordan. Lily just asked you to leave and said it was not the time for you to see her. And if you still hate her so much, and you still think she’s so terrible, why do you want to see her?
GingerPaws June 14, 2013, 4:32 PM EST.
Just when I thought he was being mature… Mike stop being stupid. She wasn’t terrible, misunderstood maybe but she wasn’t terrible. And it’s not like you stood up for yourself until Sandy came back. It’s not just Lucy, it’s you too.
(no, I don’t hate Mike or Lucy)
imaginative monsters June 14, 2013, 4:36 PM EST.
i agree with @Gingerpaws that it seems like Mike cares a lot even though he is in denial …? no matter what, he can’t seem to let her go
musling June 14, 2013, 4:41 PM EST.
…whatever helps you sleep at night
Mego June 14, 2013, 4:44 PM EST.
Mikey, yes it is fair, It is YOUR Fault, and the only terrible person is you. I Hoped you lived a Good life cause I’m sure god has a Nice WARM Spot for you in the Afterlife.
Bloom Helios June 14, 2013, 4:49 PM EST.
Here’s hoping he also remembers how ‘terrible a person’ Lucy was when she stood up for him in that alley…
Kara June 14, 2013, 4:50 PM EST.
@ohhhh!!! very interesting comment, which actually makes one wonder
musling June 14, 2013, 4:50 PM EST.
If anyone cares to know my opinion on this bit of the story (which I highly doubt you do) I invite you to look for my comment two pages prior.
At least I regained my grasp in what might happen next.
No, I ain’t tellin’.
Redd June 14, 2013, 5:01 PM EST.
How I imagine the characters as they read the comic, this page specifically:
Paulo: Hahaha! Oh man, look at all these hate comments Mike!
Mike: (crying in a comical way) Why am I suddenly the bad guy?
Lucy: But what happened to me?
Paulo: I say attempted suicide.
Lucy: What?! No I’m gonna guess cancer.
Mike: I think some of the fans want me dead…
Lucy: I’m getting hate comments too. Don’t be such a big baby about it haha!
That is what I think if the characters read this comic. Idk, this sounded better in my head
Gabria93 June 14, 2013, 5:02 PM EST.
It’s a bad dream. Mike’s brain is teaching him a lesson. Let it be a bad dream! :’(
Mizkittycat June 14, 2013, 5:07 PM EST.
Wow, to say it is one persons fault for another’s decision is so not fair on them, I mean sure he had been harsh at times, but who isn’t at least a few times in their life, it doesn’t mean that he was a god and forced everything to her downfall, as much as what people do pains you, can you truly say that they had control of what YOU did afterward? I would say not, to give anyone that responsibility over someone else’s actions is just unfair, unless you enforced it, or gave birth to them, their final decision is just that, THEIR decision.
Mim June 14, 2013, 5:10 PM EST.
wow there’s some grade-A butthurt in these comments y’all mother****ers need jesus
Neither of them have been the best people (anthro cats, natch) but imho Lucy is kinda the one who started it??? God i feel bad saying that, and mental issues aren’t really anyone’s fault, but god damn Lucy was a ****** friend for like 4 years. Mike was a grade a asshat for like 4 months, yeah, and that certainly didn’t help Lucy, but she’s a really unstable person, so idk what i’m even saying ugh
Suicidal people are a case and a half and it’s really hard to file their problems down to “oh mike as mean to her and emotionally ****ed her over so it’s his fault” or “well lucy was a lil **** with anxiety and mental health issues so it’s her own deal” Because people are really ****in complicated and their thoughts and emotions and reasons don’t fit all neat into little boxes>?? wow what a concept
and did anyone actually blame you besides jordan huh wow internalized issues much?
what the hell am i even doing i am too drunk for this rn
synthyK June 14, 2013, 5:13 PM EST.
So Lucy is suicidal. Sh*t just got real.
You guys can’t be all, “It’s Lucy’s problem, she was a b*tch,” or, “It was Mike’s fault, he was an *ss.”
Suicide is a legitimate mental problem, and yeah, sure, Mike didn’t help, and it’s hard to get over crap like that, but….
Depending on the person, counseling can help with things like that.
I hope that @Mizkittycat is right.
Kryph June 14, 2013, 5:23 PM EST.
She WAS a terrible person, but it’s still your fault
naAr June 14, 2013, 5:30 PM EST.
It is questionable whether or not if it is his fault because he knew about Lucy condition before he yelled at her because of his frustrations that one night.
Its what happened after he didn’t really do. Than again… I ain’t making any sense at all.
Leaf June 14, 2013, 5:30 PM EST.
For everyone thinking he’s not blaming himself, just wait a little bit. It always starts like this, he’s going to examine his memories. He’ll come to the realization.
SXR123 June 14, 2013, 5:31 PM EST.
OOOOOkay Love it how people are hating On the poor girl and on the poor guy…Lets begin on how a good lot of you just need to chill.
For starters Yes Lucy can be a big pin in the bottom. We all know this and yet we still love her right?
I would Like to point out that Lucy may have been sick in the head from the beginning, does this make her bad? I don’t think so. She Clung to Mike at first because he back then tolerated her, She was a lonely child who had no friends and didn’t really know how to reach out to other people in the nice way. I would Like to point out do we really know why Lucy does the things she does?
No not really.
Because some how I feel that Lucys story hasn’t really been told out yet though her pov when she was little. We don’t know a lot about her family pas history. SO we might learn that now or later. Also for all of you you are hating and dumping down that she is a horrid person, shes really not.
Head strong, Yes. Witchy? yes. I can agree on that. But you know she did pick her self up right after the Fight with Mike and she was really happy for him, The text with Sandy shows that. Also I would also like to point out that Lucy is not as self centered as people think she is. She just has a hard time communicating with people and sometimes her actions re better then her word. Like when she helped save the gang when they got cornered by that drunk and his friends. Lucy is Lucy and you know what i love it how a lot of you forgot how loyal the girl is to her friends.
Now with Mike, First off he is a jerk at the moment going from caring to hating to warring to hating Lucy all in one go. Mike did start Lucy’s spiral . He chewed her out and yelled at her like she was a child. When she had enough brains to understand something when it was wrong. Mike had his own heard ships he did, and there friend ship had a bit of a falling out. That happens with people, it happens a lot, but he had no god given right to say the things he said that could scare a person. Dening the fact that he was a verbal jerk to Lucy when she was a physical jerk to Mike.
I blame Sandy a little in this, because if she never pointed any of the things out or questioned how Lucy treated Mike things could have been what they were. But that couldn’t be helped she just worried for his well being.
So in conclusion. This was a group effort. Also Mike stop being a whiney back stabbing jerk please, we love you but some of the things you do do have bad effects on people that are around you. You got Lucy sicker then what she was be fore. Lucy will pull thought this and learn from her bast mistakes.
And will just have to wait till tomorrow to see what will happen next
Pocketchibi June 14, 2013, 5:42 PM EST.
My prediction was right. I guess we will find out more about Lucy later…
Also, Mike, why do you have to put the blame on others?
T68 June 14, 2013, 5:42 PM EST.
WHAT. THE. ****. HAPPENED TO LUCY?!?!
tetsa zangetsu June 14, 2013, 5:48 PM EST.
*Looks back in previous pages* I don’t think anyone specifically blamed Mike at all. Not openly at least. Why would you instantly start trying to defend yourself if you didn’t have an inkling of guilt Mike?
I’m not defending Lucy per-say. She wasn’t exactly innocent in how she treated you either. But the way you put her down that one night really did damage to her psyche as I expected it would. The whole problem now is that she’s agreeing with you, blaming all the troubles on herself, and trying to take herself out of the picture so you’re life is happier.
Even when you came back to her after the play, attempting to mend some of the broken bond, you maintained your position from that fateful night, you never said you were wrong as well or that you made any mistakes, just that you didn’t say it “the right way”.
BetaMonkey June 14, 2013, 5:52 PM EST.
Dammit Mike you sound like every bullied high school loser. Get your facts straight and realize that both of you are terrible people.
asdf June 14, 2013, 5:54 PM EST.
And angry mike is back. I saw that coming (obviously lying)
I get the feeling that we’re either going to know what happened by the end of this chapter, or it will be explained a few chapters from now.
Either way, it’s GENIUS!
Doctor horse June 14, 2013, 6:03 PM EST.
Well I suppose I can’t really blame Mike for not wanting to take Lucy’s abuse. If he stayed friend’s with her he would continue to be hit in the face and name called. But that was just Lucy’s playful, competitive way of saying hello! Mike of course didn’t see that. So he probably got mixed signals, for example: Lucy calling him jerkface and then hitting him, and Lucy saying she loves him. So I suppose Mike either got tired of the endless roller-coaster or thought she disliked him. And when he stopped being friends with her it hurt her pretty bad and everyone hated Mike, so no matter what Michell, your gonna get people disliking you somehow. Point is, throw some bacon on it.
Paula June 14, 2013, 6:03 PM EST.
god I swear to god mikey your being a hUGEEEEDICKPICKLE OHMYGOD
I wanna know what happens >:c
ANGRY FACE EVERYWHEEREEEEE
plus the path of loss is happeninnggg~
Dicklepickle June 14, 2013, 6:07 PM EST.
Well, well, well. Totally didn’t seen this one coming. Since like every honourable man here said: Mike was totally trying to apologise, out of his own free will, not because his wapanesse overlord Sandy told him to. And of course he’s still a nice, and sincere person, not some gpddamn poser.
Mike is awfully shallow. First Lucy was awwwright. But then - gasp - Sandy told him, she’s not alright! Oh how come he was so wrong all this time, at last he see’s how terrible person she was, even though few years before he wanted to make out with her! She wanted to ruin his perfect life all along! Oh, no wait! Now Sandy says it’s not awwwright to act like this, and Lucy is pretty cool guy. Time to apologise! Whaaaat? No red carpet? No happy faces? People aren’t delighted to have Mike around? They’re probably all terrible persons. Since everyone that hates Mike must be a terrible person.
Commander_Zero June 14, 2013, 6:11 PM EST.
The girl almost killed herself, and her brother cried because of you, but it’s not your fault? Good Job Mike. No matter how much punches she gave you, they aren’t worth her death. Oh, and will you please remind me who screamed at her in the last chapters?
BlueBerry June 14, 2013, 6:13 PM EST.
While I am mad at Michael for thinking these thoughts now. I can’t help but see it as each of their faults. I see where everybody is claiming friends insult you, blah blah blah. But Lucy was pretty physical about her abuse as well, and I for one know that friends can and will on occasion go too far.
Mike was awful and deserves to feel bad for what he may have driven Lucy to do. At the same time, he should be able to apologize. And people shouldn’t forget what crap Lucy treated him like.
sandhawk June 14, 2013, 6:13 PM EST.
I know people get mad and over react for fun here, but he said six seconds of dialog. Lets hear ALL of what he has to say before we judge his actions. This applies to every character.
On another note, we should kinda remember Sandy was the one who made Mike start thinking Lucy was doing her bitchiness because she was a bitch, rather than she was joking with him. And it’s completely understandable. How many of YOUR friends have you leave school with a bloody nose or a big bruise on your arm every day? Sandy had ligit concern. Lucy needs to change. Mike on the other hand really needed to handle his realization better. In all we will hopefully see character development for our two favorite kitties here so they can be friends again.
In my perfect world, Mike breaks down on the sidewalk crying and hating himself, and is worried about Lucy. Lucy’s dad will calm Mike down and (not knowing he’s te cause) take Mike to visit Lucy. Then there will be apologies and hugs.
Bleu June 14, 2013, 6:14 PM EST.
except lily ISNT blaming mike at all? She just tells him she knows he wanted lucy out of his life, thats not blaminng him, its just stating what she knows, and lily is basically saying whats the point of being there if mike didnt want lucy around anymore? personally if i was lily that would be freaking confusing
gv June 14, 2013, 6:17 PM EST.
I can see why some people are angry at Mike. And why some are angry at Lucy. However I feel as of this moment Mike should really, REALLY be scolded far more than Lucy. Because she was trying to change, and rather hard too. But because Mike cut her off from EVERYTHING he did she had to sort of grope around blindly when talking to him. Hence why she told him she was happy when Sandy was coming to visit because he needed it.
Mike then just raged at her far harder than he should have. Telling her horrible things, when he could see, SEE right in front of him what effect it was having on her mental state of mind. And what did he do? He left her to go tell his mother how happy he was. Without telling her how he’d just told off Lucy for TRYING to be nice to him. That’s rather two faced of him really.
So yes Lucy should have been nicer to him but he knew she needed help expressing herself in other ways. But never helped her. And Mike is to blame because his aim was to cripple her mentally and emotionally. Which he did. Then he just expects an ‘I’m sorry’ will fix it. When in reality he told no one how horrid he was, what he told her, and acts like it’s all her fault. Shame really that he’s being like that.
Crystal June 14, 2013, 6:29 PM EST.
Mike is just using anger to try to drown out his guilt… which is not going to work. It’s going to surface, and hopefully he’ll go back to the hospital and try to make things better
(Sigh) in a perfect world, that is…
Sambo June 14, 2013, 6:44 PM EST.
can I cry now? ;~;
Maixintelect June 14, 2013, 6:44 PM EST.
Ah, the Blame Game. In which there are no winners, no shades of gray, just endless checkered black and white in which everyone standing on their little square thinks everyone else is wrong.
Steely June 14, 2013, 6:45 PM EST.
NO MIKE WRONG. BAD, BAD MIKE
lorella June 14, 2013, 6:53 PM EST.
Mike is a good person everybody has a time where they know they’re wrong but refuse to admit it because they’re to proud or like Mike right now, trying to take out the guilt and pain. Mike hope you will figure out it doesn’t matter whos at fault right now its about one of your friends or ex-friends being in serious hurt and depression and no matter if you hate or don’t, its best if you just go and help Lucy won’t forgive you, and you won’t forgive her but one word can hurt so much but it takes lots of words to just start to make the pain leave.
~Bat with a Cat June 14, 2013, 6:55 PM EST.
@Shark and @I-Love_Lucy: i wrote back to u on the last page. Just write back here
JustSomeCritic June 14, 2013, 7:06 PM EST.
To all the Lucy haters and Mike haters:
I don’t have anything against Lucy. She realized that she was acting badly towards Mike back in Feline Filibuster: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c62/p12.html
Then she stopped hurting him, and even was trying to be nice to him in December, saying she was happy that Sandy was coming to visit, despite him expressing his dislike for her in front of the whole class. Nevertheless, he lashed out at her, even though he knew she loved him because she had told him.
That made me dislike Mike. I’m glad that he tried to start making up with Lucy last chapter, and that he expressed his concern for her this chapter. Soon enough he’ll be guilty about what he did. If he finally comes to realize how much he hurt Lucy, and sincerely apologizes, I will start to like him again.
Sambo June 14, 2013, 7:25 PM EST.
Lucy may have been mean, but look at real life. A lot of ‘internet friends’ treat each other like asses and a great friends because if it.
Simply put, it is fun to argue.
I kinda see the insults(Although the hitting is a little too far for my liking but still under the same catergory) as her way of saying ‘I need you’ in the way of internet friends do.
Lucy doesn’t have the internet, she doesn’t have the chance to come onto a place where there is a lot of good and bad, where people who play video games don’t care about gender. She had Mike.
I honestly can sympathise with most of her actions, mostly. No one wants to lose their only friend. She had a different way of showing affection, but she wasn’t normal and that much is obvious.
Lucy is both strong and fragile. And when she needed someone no one was there for her for the entire length. Paulo abandoned her for a girlfriend, but he was still thinking about her.
Paulo wanted to, but didn’t. I’m not a guy, so I am not 100% sure on the reasoning other then some sort of loyalty and sticking to the hole they’ve dug. Nothing against him, he’s a pretty good character.
Mike in this scene is doing what would be expected of him, getting angry. Ever heard of the 5 stages of denial, or whatever it’s called?
In other words, *flips table* teenagers…
Ware June 14, 2013, 7:29 PM EST.
I just want to say something here.
It’s both of their faults.
Lucy called Mike names because she was insecure about:
1. No one liking her.
2. How to tell her feelings about Mike, the “rude stupid *** bitch”.
Yet, Lucy finally had the guts to tell Mike that she had loved him, but Sandy came into view and it was all over. At yet, Lucy still seemed to love Mike. But when Lucy became her tough and started to be that same ‘ol Lucy again, Mike got sick of it and decided to express his feelings, which was perfectly normal. I think he was being rather dramatic about it, but still, expressing feelings is perfectly normal, which happened back in December.
Mike was being a bit oblivious and overdramatic and Lucy protecting herself with her simple insecurity in conclusion. But it’s both of their faults and soon it came to a huge bang where LOTS of drama would start like in this chapter. Yet, drama is key in BCB!
Mike is being in denial again.
I like the way this page was made.
MusicalChairs June 14, 2013, 7:56 PM EST.
Mike Y U NO UNDERSTAND TSUNDERES?!?!?
Also, I was actually Mike to do something, now he’s in denial again *facepalm*
DemonWhoLikesCats June 14, 2013, 8:08 PM EST.
Back to square one.
Chompy June 14, 2013, 8:23 PM EST.
I hate people like that, people that think nothing is ever their fault…, Mike why do you have to be so ignorant?
Kleitos June 14, 2013, 8:32 PM EST.
Personally if Mike hadn’t been such an *** from the start everything would still be O.K ISH. Think of it this way, Lucy saved his hiney more than once to say the least, he saved her.. once and he get defensive. Sorry to say it, but if Mike had just SAID SOMETHING from the START we wouldn’t be here.
Mike first of needs to think “Oh hey what if I just paid attention and figured things out, instead of being a complete douche bag..?”
We’d all be happy with a better outcome than Lucy in the hospital, Pualo flipping out, Mike ranting to himself. And everyone seeming to be asylum escapes
Doodles June 14, 2013, 8:37 PM EST.
While I admit that Lucy didn’t deal with people in the best of ways, she was still pretty emotionally awkward and damaged, so unfortunately, Mike has a lot to do with it.
TheMysteriousMan June 14, 2013, 8:37 PM EST.
If only you could see lucy’s side she was dealing with her crush on you in the only way she knew how, if it was mean ok but you caused the bigger blow you attacked her mind and her heart
N-master June 14, 2013, 8:43 PM EST.
OK MIKE. I know he’s a teenager and he kind of got the short stick with such a high-maintenance best friend but man…just when I was feeling okay with him again, hahahaha..!
I hope Lucy’s okay. And Paulo too, that poor guy. Also I still like them, but I can’t help but laugh at Lily and the other pets. It seems like with these more dramatic happenings that they’re a little out of place. Just my uncalled-for comments!
Shi-chan June 14, 2013, 8:57 PM EST.
It kind of all makes sense now. The reason she made out with Paulo and the reason she said she’d be friends with Mike. It was kind of her way of enjoying her last day.
What's A Name June 14, 2013, 9:05 PM EST.
Lucy and Mike both need to see a shrink. They both have major mental and emotional problems. They both love each other, yet they both blame each other for a lot. It’s pretty messed up.
I really like this page, especially Lucy’s expressions and the blue half of the page. It’s also nice to see Mike stop BSing and getting to the real dirt for once.
Blank On Purpose June 14, 2013, 9:12 PM EST.
CALLED IT. i win flash back has been posted. DAMN YOUU ALL!!!!
Mewtallica June 14, 2013, 9:15 PM EST.
@Ware: In real life, friendship isn’t one dimensional. Neither is Mike and Lucy’s relationship.
Chocothunda June 14, 2013, 9:28 PM EST.
So… Given that the events from “December” happened in 2011… How many years will we have to wait to see the culmination of this conflict…?
Newcomer June 14, 2013, 10:10 PM EST.
: Scans the Comic with her Sonic Screwdriver: hmmmm Yeah just as i thought, the drama levels are Reaching Critical Mass. Something is about to burst.
Toni Technaclaw June 14, 2013, 10:22 PM EST.
Mike feels guilty for what he did, but he is still angry for the way Lucy treated him up to his huge anger rant. Honestly, I understand his anger. The relationship he had with Lucy at the beginning was abusive, and he needed to say something to make it stop. I still think he went to far, but it was something that needed to happen.
When someone gets away from an abusive relationship, it is hard to trust the one viewed as the abuser. Despite how much Lucy has changed, Mike still saw the girl who hit him and called him names. Lucy’s reputation hasn’t changed in Mike’s eyes, though Lucy has changed as a person/cat. She’s become nicer, much less violent, and more understanding.
The Real Lee June 14, 2013, 10:26 PM EST.
Woah woah woah ok.
Even if mike wasn’t nice to Lucy. It still WASN’T HIS FAULT IF SHE HURT HERSELF OR TRIED TO KILL HERSELF
IT’S NOT FAIR TO BLAME SOMETHING LIKE THAT ON SOMEONE.
Rioo June 14, 2013, 10:27 PM EST.
Yay, I was kinda hoping the switch wouldn’t be so easy. Hello, jerk Mike, no matter how it seems, the fandom’s missed you.
I find it interesting how we get an insight into how he sees Lucy’s behavior. Those images look awful, almost demonized, and carry a mean quality in her face we never saw Lucy have. It’d be something else if we saw Lucy imagined as we’ve seen her, but this is either a subconcious attempt to make himself feel as innocent as possible (likely) or the whole conflict was based in a huge misunderstanding of her, which is frankly surprising to me since they’ve known each other so long, but it makes some sense as to why he reacted so viscerally in “December”. Hm.
Regardless, Mike haters should relax a bit. This stage isn’t likely to last too long, with how upset he so shortly ago was. He’s not an ice monster.
I’m mostly just worried if Mike will tell the rest of her friends, and if he’ll color the news with his hate. Also, Paulo’s like of her was transparent, and so he’ll probably be attended to, but I’m wondering if anyone will bother to tell Jessica, or bother to break it gently to her if so. I mean, Rachel’s the only one who knows about her crush, and so it rests on Daisy to tell them. In Daisy’s own grief, (and comfort-seeking) I think it’ll be overlooked.. baww.
Hazel June 14, 2013, 10:31 PM EST.
The thing is, Mike was never in the wrong for being angry at Lucy. Anger is a natural and healthy reaction to perceived abuse, and that was what he saw. The reason that things went this way isn’t because he was angry, but rather what he chose to do with that anger.
He ignored her, a needy dependent person, a very weak person, and continually resented her. Then, finally, he blew up at her, but he didn’t just express his anger. He threatened her, attacked her, hit her verbally, made her feel pathetic and worthless, and threatened to destroy her entire world. He went from making a stand for himself, to cruelly destroying her defenses and doing his best to shatter her.
That’s why this is his fault. He had legitimate problems that he could have addressed, and if Lucy had failed to hear his problems with their relationship, had he addressed them in a mature way and actually spoken with her, then I would have had no blame for him whatsoever.
But he didn’t. He attacked where she was weakest and crossed the lines from anger, to hatred, to outright cruelty. He knew her very well, and used his knowledge to destroy her… And so yes. This is his fault to a degree. Lucy must of course bear responsibility for her part, but Mike’s actions started her downward spiral… He must bear the burden of such… and no, she wasn’t a terrible person Mike… She was just weak.
Allsmiles June 14, 2013, 10:32 PM EST.
Reading these comments make me think you people never leave your room and/or have cognitive problems like autism.
Uhm June 14, 2013, 10:35 PM EST.
Aaaand jerkface Mike returns, along with the heartburn that is usually triggered by that little assbutt.
Ali June 14, 2013, 10:37 PM EST.
Was. Key word here. She WAS a terrible person. That means you must have noticed she was trying to change for better, and you continued to be an absolute jerk to Lucy anyways. She has some issues, sure. She tended to get a bit violent, sure. But do you really believe that she was a terrible person Mike? Do terrible people try to be happy for you despite the fact you are with someone else? Do terrible people end up developing a phobia while attempting to save your life and never blame you for it? Do terrible people stand up for you and your friends against thugs because you were stupid enough to get intoxicated? Do terrible people try to be nicer to you when you basically tell them that not only do you not like them, but no one else does and that you dont deserve to live? I’m sorry Mike, but right now you are sounding like the terrible person.
You’re in denial. You know it was your fault. You know you led her to do this. You’re just trying to avoid the guilt. Jerkface.
GKID June 14, 2013, 10:46 PM EST.
Interesting that he perceives that he is being blamed for this when no one in comic has actually said it was specifically Mike’s fault in this chapter. Yet he’s immediately acting as though they were. Lily told him to go away, yes, but did not accuse him or blame him for whatever happened. She also answered his questions and politely said farewell. Yashy didn’t blame him either.
Clearly the only reasonable explanation is that Mike has been reading the comments because there’s no way he could possibly feel guilty and be attempting to transfer this into anger in order to feel better.
Mr. President, TEAR DOWN THIS [fourth] WALL!
Ephee June 14, 2013, 10:48 PM EST.
Uh oh, someone’s having a relapse.
Here Mike eat a Snickers. You’re not you when you’re hungry.
LostInPhilly89 June 14, 2013, 10:49 PM EST.
For ****s, yeah I’m just gonna wait a long while. until this actually answers a couple questions.
crazyjake56 June 14, 2013, 10:58 PM EST.
Please remember this is a ****ing comic, not a reality show.
a robot June 14, 2013, 10:58 PM EST.
Come on guys, don’t hate Lily! I think she still believes that Mike is a good guy deep down. Other wise she would’ve been harsher, would’ve told him he has no right to see Lucy, and so on. While she didn’t say HOW Lucy got to the hospital, she did tell him that she was alright after seeing his scared expression. And I think she told him to leave because it would’ve made the situation MORE complicated for everyone involved in Lucy’s life; those currently present, to be precise.
Lily is just disappointed with how things between Lucy and Mike went. While she may be leaning more towards Lucy’s side of the argument, I think she was still sort of looking out for Mike’s best interest (in a way, and as well as EVERYONE’S at the moment) by telling him to leave. Remember; SAM’S THERE. Imagine how BAD it would’ve been if he saw Mike. So Honestly, it was probably better for Lily to intervene. And if Mike had chosen to ignore Lily, he would’ve been told to leave anyway; by Lucy’s family! There’s always the chance that they probably didn’t want him there either, otherwise they would’ve told Mike in advance, or ask him what’s happened to Lucy. Specially since they’ve known Mike for YEARS.
Subaru June 14, 2013, 11:05 PM EST.
Yeaaaa u keep telling your self that mike
kold kagura June 14, 2013, 11:24 PM EST.
I have never in my life yelled at a cat like this. When my mother yells like this it’s because she loves me. I was rooting for you, we were all rooting for you! How dare you! Learn something from this! (I have now officially become a Mike Hater. Yes, I have reread the entire comic. And I had so much hope for him.)
Patrick June 14, 2013, 11:26 PM EST.
SHE WASN’T A TERRIBLE PERSON AT ALL! SHE WAS JUST MORE MASCULINE THAN YOU! Seriously, guys slug each other and call each other names ALL the freaking time. it’s what guys do. Paulo does that, and you aren’t abandoning her?
WELL time to stop having very real feelings about fictional characters- I mean… Reading online comics
Rylan June 14, 2013, 11:30 PM EST.
I’m pretty sure that the next update will probably be like “… so why do I feel so terrible?” And then hell start crying
Let’s not give up on Mike just yet
He’s just going through the stages of loss
V June 14, 2013, 11:32 PM EST.
How was she even a terrible person? She was mean, but not, like, malicious. Mike’s being such a (put’s on sunglasses) *****. YEEAAAAHH. (Oh wait no swearing here. Aghh, it was the word for cat and female genitalia)
Shoeloo June 14, 2013, 11:38 PM EST.
Just remember everyone;
Mike doesn’t go home to his computer and read BCB. He cannot see everything from a 3rd person narrative view like we can. This would result in a paradox bordering the lines of fourth-wall breakage.
So he doesn’t know about all the “goings on” with Lucy past his interactions with her.
Remember that before you start writing angrily-worded comments regarding Mike’s actions, questioning his sexuality, or slandering his maternal figure.
Bluecaptain June 14, 2013, 11:55 PM EST.
Yeah Mike, not like Lucy risked her life and faced one of her worst fears to save your dumba**. Maybe he should stop dwelling on the bad things she has done and try to remember the good things she has done for him. She is/was his best friend after all, and not for no reason.
Amberflower June 14, 2013, 11:58 PM EST.
Did no one notice that the fur beneath his eyes is darker and trails off? It looks to me that he’s actually tearing up, but little enough that whatever tears he does show is just absorbed into his fur. It doesn’t seem as much as jerk Mike as we know him coming back, but rather an irrational Mike trying desperately to rationalize (wrongly, in my opinion) to himself so he won’t have a mental breakdown himself from guilt.
Deiser June 15, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.
Lucy may have been physically violent for a long time, but Mike never did ask her to stop. I think that, though he may be largely at fault for Lucy’s depression, it is her own problem for being too weak emotionally to cope with his denial. You get pushed down, you stand back up and move on. Life gives you lemons? Get mad! Demand to speak to life’s manager! Blow up life’s house with its own lemons, which you have made combustible! Honestly, Mike is a more terrible person here; he made note of how Lucy needed him, then destroyed everything she thought she had. She may have been clingy and weak, but that kind of person needs support, not harsh words. Abbey was quite right during his fight with Mike.
TheOmniBlob June 15, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.
Denial is the first step ^^
silveryogurt June 15, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.
Oh god no, Mike should absolutely not go back to the hospital for any reason. And he really doesn’t have a right to, either. He’s not family. He may have been her friend, and he may be sorry, but at this point he’s done enough damage. Lucy’s family is completely justified in not allowing him to see her, assuming he has had a hand in her hospitalization. At this point they should probably just stay away from each other before they can hurt each other even more.
causticAntilogy June 15, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.
Ohhh…. wait, I think I got this!
Lucy’s in the hospital under suicide WATCH (or at least therapy) and didn’t attempt anything; Mike is assuming the wrong thing because he is getting half-information. This is why the boxes are out of her room; she has a room at the hospital for a while perhaps. This is also what her mother was talking about earlier (psychiatric help). Just a theory…
Either that or a combination of suicide attempt and moving somewhere else to help her out.
And don’t be too hard on Mike, guys. Nobody wants to believe they’re the cause of such a thing, so his initial reaction is to try to justify it. It’s not pretty, but it’s human. Or… cat. In any case let’s wait until he gets over that initial reaction and then judge…
Ket June 15, 2013, 12:18 AM EST.
*puts Chuck Norris on the warhead of the torpedo* Ready… Aim… Fire!!!
Lily what the hell have you done I swear you put Mike on the hate path. He finally cared about Lucy again and you proceeded to **** it all up in ten seconds. Wait to go
@Mike. stop hating on Lucy it is not All your fault half is yours the other is Lucy’s. You two need to talk everything out and resolve your differences, or some **** like that.
@Lily. Will you kindly STFU before I shoot you with Chuck Norris.
@Mike, again. Dude you need to go to a gym and vent that anger. That’s what I did and that is how I got through this school year without beating the crap out of anyone. But any who I really think you should think out all of your emotions and feelings and then straighten things out with Lucy.
RPG Nerd June 15, 2013, 12:34 AM EST.
Yes Mike, she may have been mean. But didn’t you realize that by being mean and cold is her defense mechanism? She’d rather appear cold than weak. At least that’s what I think.
And still, you can’t really blame her. I mean, you’re the first person she considered as a friend and then you left her when you met Sandy, and then went back to her because Sandy is gone. She may or may have not thought you use her for a rebound. And then you drop the “Maybe it’s better if she died” bomb. Of course her trust in other people will crumble, thinking it really is better if she died. Her self-esteem is low enough, Mike.
Okay, I may have been biased, but eh. You really don’t understand Lucy that much. You think you do, but you don’t. Curses. And I thought maybe you were just oblivious. I was wrong. You’re stupid and oblivious! There! I said it! Now don’t kill me!
Anonymousx101 June 15, 2013, 12:39 AM EST.
I somehow don’t think Lucy has attempted suicide. I just don’t see it happening. Or, if she did, there is something else going on behind the scenes (since I have a lot of faith in Tae as a plot-writer).
Imagine it. Her room was completely empty, someone emptied it. I highly doubt her parents would have done that just because she would have attempted to kill herself; it’s unrealistic and illogical.
Think about it for a moment. Why would they empty her room like they didn’t expect her to come back home anymore?
Then there’s, of course, the scene with Augustus in the past, where Lucy asks why everything is decided for her. We still don’t know what that was about.
Could it be that her parents wanted to move because of some absurd reason - work, Lucy being unhappy, an ill relative - and the whole house is pretty much emptied with boxes? After all, Paulo only saw Lucy’s room, not the whole picture.
If we combine this, then Lucy’s alleged suicide attempt starts to make sense. She was already going through rough time, and this combined with the possibility that she’d have to walk away from the lives of everyone she loves - regardless on how she expresses the said love - could have as well pushed her over the edge. (In this regard, Mike is to blame, but only partially. I’m not going to start commenting on who deserves and what since that is irrelevant, in my opinion, to the development of this plotline.)
So what I’m saying is that there is more. Not necessarily the theory I whipped up, but there will be more, this isn’t the whole truth. And Mike will learn about it, too, sooner or later. I wonder what it really is, and how he will react.
Cera June 15, 2013, 12:46 AM EST.
Wow mike. Taking the whole she tried to kill her self thing a bit selfishly huh.
JustSomeCritic June 15, 2013, 1:00 AM EST.
“it’s not my fault”……please….your the one who set this in freakin motion you twit
Anima June 15, 2013, 1:04 AM EST.
It really isn’t nearly his fault as quite a few people think it is, plus there’s a lot more going on than just Mike finally telling Lucy the brutal truth of the emotional baggage she has forced upon him pretty much as soon as they met. Sometimes I wonder how the fanbase would feel is Lucy was a guy and was acting such a way towards a girl Mike..I highly doubt many people would like Lucy at all with her abusive nature.
Lolly June 15, 2013, 1:06 AM EST.
Honestly, Mike. I seriously thought you were done with this. Guess not.
HimbeCat379 June 15, 2013, 1:16 AM EST.
I think this like the forth time I’ve said this. We still don’t truly know what exactly is going on here. So no need to fight.
starfighter105 June 15, 2013, 1:18 AM EST.
Waaaay to go with the sympathy Mike.
Be the better person, would you?
Miko June 15, 2013, 1:22 AM EST.
Oh, I think where this is going to and truth to be told… I like it
It seems to me that the title “Breaking Up” means that and are breaking up, because Sandy found out what happened to Lucy and how Mike is related to this scenario. Oh, this is so good, so much DRAMA
I have two ideas what might have happened to Lucy and why is she in the hospital:
1) Lucy might have attempted suicide, but saved by her family. Probably Jordan found her first.
2) It was some sort of accident she had when she was cleaning her room or moving her stuff to the van. Or maybe it was a car accident, who knows. They were moving so she could start a new life.
SomeRandomFan June 15, 2013, 1:27 AM EST.
Wow this is getting really interesting
AlbinoPiie June 15, 2013, 1:38 AM EST.
i still blame mike though
guestt June 15, 2013, 1:42 AM EST.
How is all of that is Mike faults ?!!!
basani June 15, 2013, 1:43 AM EST.
The respect meter went back to ZERO
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 15, 2013, 1:43 AM EST.
I like that Mike said “was” a terrible person instead of “is”. Maybe he has seen the change in her after all (she wasn’t a bad person though in my opinion, Mike just seemed like he misunderstood her…a shame since he originally was attracted to her).
Though I don’t agree it wasn’t his fault at all.. he played a part in it if Lucy did become suicidal. I doubt Lucy told anyone (friends or family) what Mike said, so I don’t think anyone would have targeted him even if he hung around long enough to check on her.. so many questions still need answered though..
Tickled June 15, 2013, 1:44 AM EST.
I said this once before and I’ll say it again. This is a summation of problems from both Mike and Lucy.
Mike was a jerk to Lucy at a few points, in childhood when he basically ignored Lucy for a year after Sandy showed up then tried using her as a replacement for Sandy and during December with his over dramatic outburst. But Lucy was also an abrasive friend from the beginning, and it was only until recently that she tried addressing it.
Blame really shouldn’t be thrown around right now. This entire thing with Lucy has gotten so complicated that blame can’t even be pinpointed directly. Not only that, but even after blame has been assigned, what’s gonna happen after? Come on, fix the problem together, don’t blame people and ignore it.
I can see why Mike would be annoyed, to be honest. Based on the reactions of everyone toward him regarding what Lucy did, they all seem to be blaming him for what Lucy did. Jordan blamed him pretty blatantly, and I can see why Mike would interpret Lily’s comment as blame. Even if it’s true in some way, he would try to initially deny it. Imagine for a moment that one of your friends committed suicide, and everyone’s blaming you for it. Even if you think it’s true, there’s gonna be a part of you that would scream “EXCUSE me?”
If someone’s blamed for something, their initial reaction is to defend themselves. That’s what Mike is doing right now. He’s trying to justify his position because he doesn’t want to think he caused someone to do something as terrible as what Lucy did (whatever it may be right now.) He’ll probably change this stance later when he’s mulled it over.
But overall this thing is just too complex right now to draw conclusions. Lets just wait a while for the next page, ok guys?
LiquidPencil June 15, 2013, 1:53 AM EST.
Ok those who hate Lucy because she was a ‘bad friend,’ enough. Not all friends are goody goody like Sandy appears to think. Think how brothers and sisters sometimes act. Sometimes they fight like they want to kill each other. Mike never saw anything wrong with it until Sandy said something. I’m not blaming Sandy for anything, she’s a sweet girl. I just wish people would realize that Lucy isn’t a bad person, she’s just a tough girl who only knows how to show her affection in her own way. Out of everyone, Mike SHOULD know that. He’s known Lucy the longest. They always had good times until Sandy kept saying things. Mike needs to stop letting people control his thoughts and judge things on his own the way he knows people.
Desmonaea June 15, 2013, 2:13 AM EST.
Btw, I think mikes theme song would be “heartless” by kayne west.
I’m so original ^-^
Doctor horse June 15, 2013, 2:16 AM EST.
Well in my opinion both Lucy and Mike are to blame here.
Lucy should be to blame first since she never really showed emotion other then anger, stubbornness and just not caring unless it dealt with her babies/pets.So to me or in this case Mike.I don’t understand as to how we are friends.I mean sure I joke and play around but I don’t consider punching me every chance you get to be playing around or insulting me .Also if she would have said I love you way earlier that would have helped greatly.
Mike is to blame since he abandoned Lucy for Sandy.Yea Lucy is a….but I wouldn’t out right abandon her and even then Lucy didn’t try to hang out with both Mike and Sandy Lucy only wanted Mike.I also feel bad for Mike since his friends are pressuring him on how he should go out with Lucy instead of Sandy and Mike didn’t consider how Lucy felt because he probably couldn’t tell what Lucy felt about the situation.Also Sandy liked/loves Mike and in my mind I can’t help but think that if Mike and Lucy were to go out it probably be more chaotic then it already is.
Also I think Lucy tried suicide or had something done to her body surgery wise.
Sheikra June 15, 2013, 2:23 AM EST.
@Sleepingfox You’re totally right. I can understand why he’s ****** off. I’d also be like “Ok, you know what? Screw you guys, I’m going home.” If they want to blame it on me ALONE, fine. But NEVER dare to speak to me again.
thedragon June 15, 2013, 2:43 AM EST.
I have never commented before but I figure that this would be a good time to put in my two cents.
Mike buddy, I don’t like you too much to start with (no real reason, you just rub me the wrong way) but this has lowered my opinion of you much, much more. I don’t care how “wronged” you felt nor do I care about the fact that she picked on you and such. Right now you believe she tried to kill herself because of you and instead of going and apologizing or giving her her space in a mature manner, you decide to still blame her. Do you not feel for her at all? You guys have had some good times together in the past and you would have to be dense to not notice that she was only teasing you and that she truly felt that you were her friend. This behavior is borderline sociopathic. A persons life is more important than your feelings. Get a hold of yourself and realize what it is you almost lost. And what you almost took from all your/her friends.
Lucy, I like you, but that doesn’t mean that your innocent in this either, you were overly clingy, you were a bit harsh in your teasing and even though Mike didn’t outright say it he did ask you to tone it down a couple times in an indirect fashion. If you tried to kill yourself I can understand… you felt like you were losing everyone dear to you and that you would be alone from now on. Someone who you considered a close friend/rival/love interest just told you that they genuinely hated you and that they were going to steal all who are dear to you. However death is not the right option, as long as you continue living you will find that broken relationships can be fixed, or that there are more friends out there to be had. If you leave this life you will be rid of the bad, sure. But you will also get rid of just as much or more good, you have a loving family and some still faithful friends and if you die you will lose them as well.
And among all the comments here I believe the 5 stages of grief/loss theory.
I think that about covers it all, sorry for the long read (if you read all of it) and thank you for taking the time to read my thoughts. I also alologize if this was horribly written and/or hard to read I’m more of a maths and science person than an english person.
zedigalis June 15, 2013, 2:50 AM EST.
I just have to disagree with those saying it’s his fault.
Okay, maybe it is his fault, but as he said, that’s NOT fair and is almost disgusting that others think it’s okay to tell a kid who’s only, what, 15?, that he’s responsible for someone trying to kill themselves.
Mike is obviously going to feel bad, if not in the next page, then probably the page after that. He’s a sensitive guy, going thru normal human emotions. If you’re told you’re the reason someone tried to kill themselves, (someone who was constantly terrible towards you in the first place) I hope your first reaction is to get angry and feeling bad comes second. (An actually at first he probably felt terrible, then realized how unfair what they were saying was, then got angry, and will later feel bad again)
I’m not even a fan of Mike, but geesh people, very few seem to come at anything in the comic while thinking of how real humans feel and act.
Blue June 15, 2013, 3:57 AM EST.
Is mike walking alone through the bad part of town… maybe he is going to get mugged. (my prediction are reasonable!) then maybe he will think on his actions, and the good memories he had. or maybe he will just move on.
Misanthrope June 15, 2013, 4:04 AM EST.
Wow, Michael.. just.. wow. After all that happened, with Lucy in the hospital.. NO MATTER THE SITUATION, he should feel guilty! I truly thought he’d have the decency to feel guilt.. but no, he’s just being a *****. I know sometimes the fan base hates on Mike for no reason, or for hating Lucy, and it is criticized a lot, but now this is a TRUE reason to hate him- he just is not apologetic or regretful in any way. At least so far.. sometimes guilt starts out as spite, so hopefully in the next few pages you prove us all wrong, Mike. I know you’re better than this!!
Hayli June 15, 2013, 4:35 AM EST.
Just noticed few details on this page. Why is Lucy a terrible person for giving Mike’s brofist?
Kid? 15 years old kid? You’re either very old, and have rather faint memories of your teenage years, or you’re trying to troll hard. Guys at the age of 15 are almost adults. They think they are old enough to use alcohol, smoke, and screw each other, so why the hell shouldn’t they be held responsible for their actions? Mike knew Lucy was fragile, knew her fears, and even so, he did, what he did. If this doesn’t makes him responsible, than I don’t know what would. But for Christs sake, don’t try to justify his actions with his age, because people who are 15 yo are no morons. Ok, most of them are, but that’s mostly permanent. Those so called kids are commiting crimes because people thinks like this. Media are full of so called specialists ranting about how kids are not responsible for their action, giving them green light to do whatever they want as long as doesn’t oppose the law, and as long until they’re 18/21.
Commander_Zero June 15, 2013, 5:07 AM EST.
Was? Still is :p
Steel Wings June 15, 2013, 5:11 AM EST.
Seriously though, how is it Mike’s fault that Lucy does something dumb and (presumably) hurts herself. She treated him like garbage for all the years of their friendship, he finally has the balls to stand up for himself, and so she gets herself put into the hospital because she couldn’t get his attention anymore?
Amaroq June 15, 2013, 6:00 AM EST.
@Uhm What’s wrong about never leave a room or being autist ? Seriously ?
Geeflakes June 15, 2013, 6:24 AM EST.
Welp, and here I was thinking maybe Mike would take responsibility for once.
Oh well. I’m not surprised.
Crystalwhisker June 15, 2013, 6:31 AM EST.
I don’t like Mike, but it Lucy did try to commit suicide, it is not his fault.
It’s tragic, and horrible, and his deserves blame for his actions, but suicide is not an appropriate reaction to the abuse he has done.
Dr. Z June 15, 2013, 7:44 AM EST.
Get On With It!
What happened to Lucy? Where’s Lucy going? Etc., Etc. Seriously, not knowing what happened is making me upset.
Anyway. Don’t be too mad Micheal, she is in the hospital. (for some Unknown reason ) So, you really should be concerned. She may have been a huge rage-full b*tch to you, but she’s still your friend. I’m not asking you to not be mad, you have the right to be.
P.S. Lucy, W.T.F. I mean really, W.T.F. Your actions as of late are disheartening. I thought you were better than this. I remember a past Lucy that would kick you in the face for being so…… gishfloobie (that’s not the right word for the situation, but it will have to do) Now! Check yourself ‘cause you probably already wrecked yourself!
P.P.S. KNOCK OF THE FCKING “She attempted suicide” STUFF….
Capital D June 15, 2013, 7:51 AM EST.
Mike……who CARES if its your fault or not?!!
She’s hurting emotionally on a huge level and just attempted self harm!!!
Now would be a good time to listen to Sandy’s advice and BE A FRIEND!!!!!
He may be smart and loving towards his girl but MAN dose he have issues with blame and faults.
Death of Ink June 15, 2013, 7:54 AM EST.
“Baby, I didn’t MEAN to beat you senseless! I promise, I love you!” I’m sure Abbey’s father agrees completely with your assessment of the situation.
Demogorgon June 15, 2013, 7:57 AM EST.
I think Mike has all the right to be mad or be a “big *********” after what Lucy has done all this years.But there’s a time and place for everything.
Anonymous Cat June 15, 2013, 8:26 AM EST.
i believe we all can say its both their faults and people can list bad things about lucy but there is good things about her
1. she took care of yashy and them
2. she was sad when she thought mike died after falling off that cliff and when he drowned
3. when they met those stupid goons when mike got drunk she risked her safty to save her friends
4. she can be nice at some points but very seldom (no comments about #4 please)
and there are bad things about lucy
but lucy really can help being like that because she was different more tomboy than girly girl at a young age and as kids are they didnt really want to be around her cause of it so she was alone until mike showed up and she just became attached to him even with all her faults she still liked him and then fell inlove with him then sandy shows up and mike leaves lucy and she alone again then sandy leaves and she back with mike which made her happy and mike liked her too after a few years then i guess sandy popped in the picture again and he stopped likeing lucy. now let’s list things about mike
2. there for his friends (even lucy at one point)
3. he stood up for tess against those bullies like paulo and abbey and her faults
4. i believe he helped daisy in some way but i cant remeber sorry
now for the bad things
1. seemed to push away a friend easily (leaving lucy for sandy when they were kids)
2. wished for lucy to die and got slapped by sandy (go sandy even though i blamed you at one point)
3. threated to take away all of lucy’s friends and leave her with nothing
4. this one’s an “iffy” so two reasons will be given in which are also “iffy” 1a. he lead lucy on kind of and never told her he still had contact with sandy (i think he still did but like i said before i cant remeber) 1b. showed didnt really care about how worried lucy was when she thought he died from the cliff incident
so yeah if you notice both characters have good and bad traits and yes here he was worried about lucy but in a quick snap he’s back to being mean so yeah this is just a random input i made just now after reading the comments so yeah sorry if this sucks and has spelling errors
XenaTheAlienChick June 15, 2013, 9:04 AM EST.
and yes i know mike also risked his safty to save his friends like lucy did when he got drunk
XenaTheAlienChick June 15, 2013, 9:07 AM EST.
Someone is gonna break down in few pages. Plus clearing the set of spoiler pics from that meme
Knux-the-Killer June 15, 2013, 9:43 AM EST.
Mike, go die in a hole.
Mike sucks June 15, 2013, 10:09 AM EST.
Miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiikkkkee!! Yes it was your fault! you better realize that on the next page dang it!!
Satin June 15, 2013, 10:21 AM EST.
And then Mike’s heart shrunk three sizes and he turned into an ******* again.
WTF is wrong with him?
I_Love_Lucy June 15, 2013, 11:23 AM EST.
@I_Love_Lucy best comment ever! and seriously wtf is wrong with mike he’s being an ***!
poptart June 15, 2013, 11:29 AM EST.
Mike, it’s kind of your fault… considering she would have been fine if you hadn’t handled the situation as you did.
Chinatsu June 15, 2013, 11:38 AM EST.
Alright, I’ll agree with that.
CrazyCat June 15, 2013, 11:56 AM EST.
Mike: She was a terrible person
Hey! I guess that makes you TERRIBLE BUDDIES!
Huh? June 15, 2013, 11:58 AM EST.
WAIT!!!. Do we just forgot the great things that Mike has done like SAVE LUCY’S LIFE and hang out with Lucy even though she treated him horribly. 2500 years ago a man named Confucius once said(after translating Chinese to English) “What you do not wish for yourself, do not do to others.” So if Lucy did not want to be treated horribly, then she should not have treated Mike badly in the past.
legislacerator June 15, 2013, 12:11 PM EST.
I’m gonna guess the next panel might show mike thinking about the good things in the past with lucy
Cokey June 15, 2013, 12:26 PM EST.
“Well done. Here come the test results: You are a horrible person. I’m serious, that’s what it says: A horrible person. We weren’t even testing for that.”
Rusco Istar June 15, 2013, 12:43 PM EST.
^^ Best Quote
DatHylian June 15, 2013, 1:16 PM EST.
I’m going to say this again.
What ever Lucy did is Lucy’s fault. If she tried to stab herself Mike did not grab her hand and make her stab herself.. She did it. And It’s not like she’s never had any friends, If you read the comic she meets most of her friends by 3rd grade. Mike clearly said he wanted her to leave her alone because of all the bad things that were happening due to their friendship and he valued his girlfriend over somebody he was finding annoying. He would have been a jerk to dumb his girlfriend over a crush he had for one year.
Innocent Bystander June 15, 2013, 1:20 PM EST.
THANK GOD I wasn’t the only person that thought of that.
I’m genuinely surprised how many “well, they’re both in the wrong” posts there are! I’m proud of you, BCB fans! -Tear-
Yaschiri June 15, 2013, 1:26 PM EST.
Man, Taeshi’s really good with those watercolors I remember being a bit sceptical when she started doing the pages that way, but they look damn awesome by now <3
Laufente June 15, 2013, 1:27 PM EST.
Here’s how I see it, Lucy did some messed up things but Mike participated in the arguing, name calling, etc. He started some of those arguments and he called her names too so they are both at fault for how their relationship was. Also I agree with the people who pointed out he never said it bothered him, you don’t just blow up at someone 12 years into a friendship for being who they’be always been. If he had a problem he should have said something way before that. Also what Mike said came after Lucy started to change and tried to make amends so that’s just messed up and besides that what he said to her was cruel and crossed more lines than I can count and even after that Lucy sent a nice txt to sand and even took out the garbage she puked in. So to me at this point Mike is the only one being a jerk. Also that he wished her dead just cause he decided he didnt like her behavior was very not ok. Honestly though even not counting all this I don’t like Mike because he always has to be the victim. Not to mention how he was with chirpy with that whole you’re just a kid what could you possibly know thing. The way I see it, Lucy did wrong and then worked to change, but Mike has a pattern of only caring about how he feels and what he wants. So Mike is the only one being horrible at this point. Also on another note Mike and Sandy do not have a real relationship, they’ve seen each other in person once since they were in the 3 rd grade and at one point hadn’t spoken for 4 years, there’s no way they really know each other well enough to have any kind of relationship and they love what they remember not who they are now cause they don’t really know anything about each other now.
fox June 15, 2013, 1:59 PM EST.
They are both such toxic people who really need to take a bloody chill pill and reflect on themselves for a while.
Snorlax June 15, 2013, 2:15 PM EST.
1stly, This is not really Mikes fault, although he ended their friendship through less common methods what was he supposed to do? 2ndly Mike has simply taken in a lot of hatred and rage and finally released it at the source, and since this was more concentrated it hit harder, how do you react to someone who you have no feeling for and see as someone who only uses you for emotional support? Mike was harsh but neither cruel or malicious, we should feel lucky he didn’t respond with violence which is actually far more common (Abbeys anyone?). ALSO what is with all the Mike has self interests hatred? I’m not a Mike fan but last I checked the driving factor for all nations, corporations, coalitions, and most people was SELF INTEREST was he supposed to go “even though I cant stand this person, let me spend time with them because even though they will yell at me and demean me I don’t want to hurt their feelings because I know their actually only using me for emotional support”, that is not a sane thought process.
@fox Seriously? the comments section can wish Mike dead but Mike can’t wish Lucy dead in his moment of rage?
I know I’m gonna take a lot of hate for what I have said but I would like to reiterate Mike is not one of my favorite characters and I do hope Lucy is alright, its just I think many people are not seeing the full spectrum of this event and is many perspectives
(I just hope Mike doesn’t take my name)
Misanthrope June 15, 2013, 2:22 PM EST.
What I’m wondering is, is why AFTER they agreed to get over it and make up, she suddenly goes and damages herself in some way. Hmmm. After everything, I’m shipping X
xXsabbathXx June 15, 2013, 2:33 PM EST.
The truth is known only to the writer, so it’s harder to tell what is actually going on. If I had to guess Lucy went fighting that gang, that’s what I think. It’s probably not true but everyone in the comic has been a jerk at some point, even Daisy.
Kyuubi June 15, 2013, 3:01 PM EST.
How about we just say that both were total ******** and had an unhealthy friendship.
Furball June 15, 2013, 3:10 PM EST.
Guys, nobody can deal with that sort of guilt. Of course he’s going to resort to something to try and alleviate that guilt - in this case, anger.
I don’t blame either of them tbh; I think it was just a very unhealthy friendship that they never took the time to talk about that spiralled out of control.
Mollington June 15, 2013, 3:41 PM EST.
I don’t get it everything was find until Lucy made a stupid decision .I mean Paulo was happy , Lucy and mike made up.she had a hood deal of becoming a super star. I’m just so confused.:/
Eriell June 15, 2013, 4:04 PM EST.
“Lucy’s a cute tsundere girl, therefore she can do no wrong!”
-A depressing majority of the comments.
If Lucy was a boy and Mike was a girl, I’d bet an arm and a leg everyone’s tune would change in a hurry.
Anonymous June 15, 2013, 4:21 PM EST.
@Dee Well no I wouldn’t defend them. I’m not talking about them since I’m focusing on Lucy at the moment, I will at one point. She didn’t beat on Mike like an abusive husband/wife. In her point of view she punched him playfully and called him names so, they were just playing.
Jadeeee June 15, 2013, 4:38 PM EST.
Yea, Lucy was terrible person. But what Mike did to her was terrible as well. Lucy loved him in her own way, and she literally doesn’t know how to express her affection in any other way. Mike, all of people, should know that. And while she was weak, Mike completely destroyed her without a drop of remorse. It’s his fault she’s probably bleeding out in the hospital right now.
Wat June 15, 2013, 4:46 PM EST.
OHOH I HAVE AN IDEA TEACHER!(what the hell did i just do there ) lucy shoul get a haircut, so that she looks alot like she does in the older commics when they were in early middle shool, and then the next time mike sees her BOOM! flashback to the good old days with less angst, more unubstructed MikeXLucy, and the occasional super Kawaii lucy
Curtis June 15, 2013, 4:57 PM EST.
Mike is just the type that can never take the blame. If Lucy died, all of his friends would have been crying while Mike is over here like, “That was her own fault.” I bet Paulo would kick his ***.
SunWolfX June 15, 2013, 5:14 PM EST.
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 15, 2013, 5:17 PM EST.
nuh remember the good times, her wonderful singing :c
Ib June 15, 2013, 6:08 PM EST.
Where is the new page?!
Luxifur June 15, 2013, 7:56 PM EST.
Am I the only one who has the kind of friendship were everyone is going to call each other with insulting names and start fights and then everything is cool because we still take care of each other? Yes? Ok.
Jerkface June 15, 2013, 8:06 PM EST.
Two steps forward, one step back…
m is for wolf June 15, 2013, 8:13 PM EST.
Got to say, I’m glad that Mike is angry. After all it’s hard to be angry about something that you don’t care about. Although it sounds more like he is trying to convince himself that he is not at fault to be honest. In any case it seems like he is about to directly confront these issues instead of ignoring or avoiding them. Or perhaps I am just being naively optimistic, oh well I can dream.
Alfador June 15, 2013, 8:45 PM EST.
Really, if my favorite character dies, ill stop looking into the comic altogether, is just to much frustration =|
Mateus June 15, 2013, 8:52 PM EST.
don’t worry, i have relized something that means i am 98% sure lucy will not die, and if she does die, it will be at the very end(don’t even think about it taeshi..please??)
Curtis June 15, 2013, 9:05 PM EST.
reading and reading opinions make me thinks (like almost most of you) the great work of taeshi, to be so mad aobut the characters, and like some of you i also think that both are to blame, but as some says, mike is most to blame, why? .. because at least lucy tried to change and how acted mike, he rejected her, and then when lucy simply said that mike needed to be with sandy and she was happy for him, he unleashed all his anger and knowing how lucy is he used to crush every expectacion of her, he told her she will never be loved, she was a parasite, all his friends will leave her and even paulo (for lucy his only other friend, because being fair, she doesn’t realize the cares of others, like sue, tess and daisy) doesn’t care, then when he tried to amend a little, he didn’t (or wanted) to see how broken she was, the death eyes are still making me feel bad of how destroyed she was, so i passed from being happy for mike, to expect something bad (maybe) to happen to him and lucy be there to support him (to make him realize how a **** he was) … and to conclude lucyxpaulo all the way
PS= what happen to lucy!!!!! please tell us
Knight-A June 15, 2013, 9:23 PM EST.
Still wanna kick the hedgehog.
Gate-Senpai June 15, 2013, 9:34 PM EST.
I hear how people are saying that Mike’s a jerk that only cares for himself. But…isn’t that how we ALL started out? He’s still just a teen. Also, he didn’t say anything about Lucy’s behavior early on because he was the nice guy who didn’t want to hurt her feelings. Of course, his limit broke and so did their friendship.
Gate-Senpai June 15, 2013, 9:40 PM EST.
That’s right Mike! You put that queen in her place! No, no, sorry you’re still a horrible person.
Tacsi June 15, 2013, 10:06 PM EST.
I think we should all take good note of the fact that he just said ‘was’
the ****’s that all about. Does he not think she’s terrible anymore or is he subconsciously assuming she’s dead.
Perhaps it’s none of that. Perhaps he’s accepting the fact he’ll never see her again.
Spider June 15, 2013, 10:39 PM EST.
i kind of wonder if mikes past injuries are contributing to his behavior, poor guy’s been nearly drowned and carried over the edge of a waterfall at the same time, fallen off a cliff into a river, had his head ground into concrete by thugs while accidentaly drunk, been drugged to the point of overdose by a jerk on halloween, and has been repeatedly mauled by packs of feminist highschool girls, seriously, that kind of thing adds up! its totally possible that it is affecting him in ways that cant be seen.
Curtis June 15, 2013, 10:44 PM EST.
Ah, to be the reader and not the character. We see far more about the person Lucy is than Mike does. Poor guy must have no idea what’s going on. And because of how Lucy was treating him all he sees is his own side and how he feels in the situation—and he’s probably thinking—Hey, I TRIED to apologize!! Not knowing that an apology like the one he offered wasn’t nearly enough for a personality like Lucy.
Face it Mike-darling, you never really knew Lucy to begin with, or you wouldn’t be taking how she acts so seriously. ::patpat:: S’okay. You’ll grow up and have a revelation one day and it’ll probably crush ya.
Lislet June 15, 2013, 11:21 PM EST.
And I hope to be there when it happens!
Never here June 15, 2013, 11:26 PM EST.
hello mike, to see two sides of your coin is always fun
tara June 15, 2013, 11:45 PM EST.
I can’t help but wonder if he’s just remembering it a lot meaner than it actually happened. This flashback is out of his memory, and memories are easily skewed.
I also wonder if maybe one of the next pages will have him just like, “*sigh* But is that how it really happened?” and then he has true memories where her face was a lot more in-the-name-of-fun than they are here.
Switch June 15, 2013, 11:46 PM EST.
Lol Mike.So concerned now your hating on Lucy.But anyways,it’s pretty much both their faults.Even though Lucy said insulting stuff like friends will do as a joke( like mine),she also physically abused him a lot,most of the time for no reason, which is kinda taking it too far and she was acting as though she was doing the right thing sorta.But Mike shouldn’t have said those horrible words to her he coulda said it in a nicer way.
I do really like both characters though
I dunno,just ignore me lol ; w ;
Puffy June 16, 2013, 12:45 AM EST.
God damn it Mike, do I really have to bust your balls to get you to realize how much of a piece of **** you just sounded like there?!
SOGx-ray June 16, 2013, 1:31 AM EST.
Is nobody else excited to find out Lucy’s family history? We’re gonna meet the dad. Like. Where the **** has he been this whole time anyway. I wanna know what is up with that. Divorce, separation? There’s clearly no shared custody…. I think. So. What did he do to get himself kicked out of the family? Was he as bad as Abbey’s dad? Was he similar? This could open a huge door to understanding Lucy. We know practically nothing about these kids’ family lives… We know Abbey’s, but that’s like, it. Let’s face it, there’s more we know about FF cat’s family than we know about Daisy or David’s. This will be awesome.
silveryogurt June 16, 2013, 1:33 AM EST.
PS: maybe everyone knows about what Mike said because they found a diary that Lucy kept, when they were mdoving her stuff to the hospital, that none of us readers ever knew about. And then, there is always the possibility of a suicide note explaining all. But who knows.
PPS: Mike is about to start bawling ^^
silveryogurt June 16, 2013, 2:06 AM EST.
I noticed your drawing have becoming less “graphic-novels” since this chapter started. I liked it better when your comic stlyed like from the chapter “rehearsals”; It’s easier to the eyes, It’s packed with plots and I thought it would be an easier job for you since you drawn it digitally instead of using watercolour (message me at dA if I got all of this wrong, :Efa95:)
(Or my fb :Exfar.95:)
And the thing with the “plots” since this chapter, it rather seems like:
Page 1, Once upon.
Page 2, A time.
Page 3, There.
You get what’s here right? And you know am not actually against it right?
(coz you met me on dA before I and told you I actually researched your comic before since I’m liking your comic so much, hehe )
It’s just that, You’re losing your momentum. I know you’re pretty busy with your “moving-to-NY thing” but this is just a step-in to your comic downfall.
So I hope you wont be continuing this.
Sincerely, your fan
ConcernedFan June 16, 2013, 3:42 AM EST.
of course lucy’s going to pick on mike she likes him there still kids how do kids show they like each other now a days? the boys usually pick on the girls / or guys they like and the girls tease and pick on the guys / or girls they like
no ones fault at all
Naraku666 June 16, 2013, 4:46 AM EST.
i have to agree on some point with concernedfan, i kinda liked it better in pen and pencil, cleaner, and some of the characters look sorta weird now, bit mabye thats just you getting used to the style
Curtis June 16, 2013, 6:15 AM EST.
It’s not your fault is it mike?
No one was blaming you for anything
Bit of guilt I wonder
Russia June 16, 2013, 6:21 AM EST.
Yes. Not all his fault.
China June 16, 2013, 6:53 AM EST.
This page is beautiful. I love the colors and I can’t stop staring at how smooth they are. Gah, you’ve grown so much since I started reading your comics, I can’t help but be proud of you as an author/artist.
Lots of love, Taeshi. <3
Alex June 16, 2013, 8:03 AM EST.
Ah time to find some motivation and inner resolve
Ariso June 16, 2013, 10:22 AM EST.
@ConcernedFan,it’d be a bit hard for her to stop this comic,considering the fact this is how she and Souppy make a living.
Puffy June 16, 2013, 10:35 AM EST.
Yeah, she was a monster! Keep telling yourself that!
Cavara June 16, 2013, 10:53 AM EST.
@ConcernedFan: Couldn’t agree more.
Idastar June 16, 2013, 10:54 AM EST.
If some fan wants to do re-creation animation, I suggest that it may be better to redesign some of the characters’ species (one possible version):
Sue, Abbey, Daisy, Lani: human (in the redesigned world, human-shaped-animals make up 1% of world’s population, they can chat with normal animals but humans can’t)
Yashy: parrot(normal-shaped) (this is much more common than an unknown “monster”)
Kizu.na: Alien (looks like a mouse) can be turned into a dog(human-shaped) (to explain the disappear of her, she has already been described as an Alien)
Anonymous June 16, 2013, 11:39 AM EST.
I’m surprised there are some people who still don’t know what happened. Most people who recognize that she tried to kill herself say that it’s “implied” and while it is at most, it’s still pretty obvious. “She DIDN’T…” How else would someone react to learning that?
Maybe some people just haven’t been too exposed to that idea in storytelling. I knew from the moment they said that Lucy wasn’t coming to school, when everyone else was still going “WHAT?!” Is it so shocking?
I also don’t like that some people are complaining about the “depressing” turn in the story. It’s very mature, if you ask me. I respect the writer for it. And some people forget that depression does get better with time, and for those who have recovered, coming back into the light is an incredible story. I hope that we get to see that side of it.
hehehe426 June 16, 2013, 12:02 PM EST.
You guys do realise only one person has said it’s his fault (Jordan) Everyone else up to this point has said he shouldn’t be there or just said goodbye.
eclypsia June 16, 2013, 12:14 PM EST.
@hehehe426: Maybe (But only “Maybe”) . It is said that Lucy is based on Taeshi herself, (and she is “still alive”(=not dead. Not something else.) (or, is a case of “attempted suicide” (but failed) ) ).
@Russia & @China : Err… the user names …
P.S. I’m quite sure BCB is out of “downfall”, look at the 300+ comments number.
Doctor Nuclear June 16, 2013, 12:15 PM EST.
@Doctor Nuclear Lily said she would be out in a week
eclypsia June 16, 2013, 12:18 PM EST.
Still I’m not sold on the suicide thing, that’s no reason to have a school announcement saying someones leaving, having their room emptied, and it was forshadowed with Augustus and the family that Lucy would be facing something soon anyway. (Page 4 of the ten seconds to midnight chapter)
eclypsia June 16, 2013, 12:22 PM EST.
@eclypsia: Pay attention to “But only”. And “she” was “Taeshi” (or both “Taeshi” and “Lucy”) .
Doctor Nuclear June 16, 2013, 12:28 PM EST.
Mike’s right. Taeshi is awful for making us wait!
nsvoboda June 16, 2013, 12:41 PM EST.
The blame on Mike isn’t percieved. It’s real. The fact that everyone’s turning him away kinda proves that. All of her family knows that Mike was her lifeline, then he pushed her away. So whether or not it’s actually his fault, everyone is blaming him. Even . Which obviously isn’t usual, since the little guy used to talk about the two of them getting married
nsvoboda June 16, 2013, 12:45 PM EST.
Mike apologized, and now Lucy’s in the hospital.
I’m sorry, but this isn’t Mike’s fault. Mike told Lucy he was sorry, and that he wanted to be friends again, and then this shmitt happens and everyone gangs up on him! Mike doesn’t deserve all this drama at this point. I mean, apologizing doesn’t immediately solve everything, but for pete’s sake, he was making an effort.
Anywho, I still want to know the injury Lucy’s in the hospital for. What’s her perspective on all this? Is she unaware that Mike is being punished for no good reason? Or does she not care?
Readingeye June 16, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.
@CrazyCat knew you would
TheGentleman June 16, 2013, 2:15 PM EST.
Yeah, he apologised alright, but now we see exactly how sincere he was. And as far I remember he didn’t apologised to Lucy since Lily told him to gtfo, since she was already far to screwed up, to deal with Mike.
And if Lucy is in the hospital, how is she supposed to know Mike is being “punished for no reason”? First of all who ganged on him? His friends are unaware of the situation, but he’ll get some **** from them, soon enough, I guess. But at this point he was only shoo’d by pet hedgehog. So who’s bigger drama queen? Lucy for trying to fix things between them out of her own free will, and after failing to do so, collapsing, or Mike with his “you’re a parasite” rant, “she wants to ruin my life” whining, and now: “everyone hates me, since Sonic rip-off told me to go away”?
Commander_Zero June 16, 2013, 2:37 PM EST.
@Dolphinbread THANK YOU!
I totally agree!
Ushio June 16, 2013, 2:58 PM EST.
i like it
five pages per week
BcBfan174 June 16, 2013, 3:33 PM EST.
I still don’t get how everyone is blaming Mike for this. His rant to Lucy tore her up because it was true and she couldn’t handle hearing it. Mike was taking his life back from her which he certainly has a right to do.
If she is so empty inside that she can’t go on without his constant support, then how is it Mike’s problem?
The only reason she is being worshiped so much and Mike being attacked so much in the comments is because she wound up in the hospital. The implication that she attempted suicide immediately got her placed on a pedestal in the eyes of the commenters, because society teaches us to put suicidal people up on a pedestal.
Should a person contemplating suicide be given help of some sort? Sure. Tell their parents, tell their family, call a suicide hotline, maybe even provide support. But just because a person becomes suicidal doesn’t mean that they are immediately entitled to take control of your life and to use you to prop their own empty sense of self up.
Amaroq June 16, 2013, 4:10 PM EST.
dang. This is getting quite bad.
On one hand, I do understand Lucy, but on the other I also understand Mike a bit.
Lucy more like though.
I get how awful it feels when someone that used to be a big part of your life starts to turn on you at every point.
I get it.
It makes you feel like it’d be better if you were gone, that everyone would like everything better without you.
But I also get it when everyone turns to you and blames you for something you feel like wasn’t because of you.
When you know, in the back of your head, it was your fault but you don’t want to admit it.
I get it.
Vixen June 16, 2013, 4:48 PM EST.
In my humble oppinion, you’re wrong. Let me tell you why:
“His rant to Lucy tore her up because it was true and she couldn’t handle hearing it. ”
Nope. At this point Lucy wasn’t abusive anymore. Plus: she tried to fit into new role, not a love interest, but a friend. And she was tore up because Mike used her fears against here. Mostly her fear of being abandoned by everyone. Also: calling someone a parasite, while said person is a cat is rather far from truth.
“Should a person contemplating suicide be given help of some sort? Sure. Tell their parents, tell their family, call a suicide hotline, maybe even provide support. ”
Great advice, though Mike didn’t knew she’ll try to commit suicide (though I’m starting to think he wished for it), and now her parents are clearly aware of whole thing, so this is rather pointless.
“The only reason she is being worshiped so much and Mike being attacked so much in the comments is because she wound up in the hospital.”
Yeah. And that’s why when Mike started his happy rant in “December” people in comments went apeshit and wrote over 1000 comments. And many of those expressed support for Lucy.
“But just because a person becomes suicidal doesn’t mean that they are immediately entitled to take control of your life and to use you to prop their own empty sense of self up.”
That’s true. But if you’re at least third class human being, you’re good enough to provide support for such person, and smart enough not to let her/him take control of your life. And if you’re lashing out on someone who you know have issues, you’re a dirtbag, and should be ashamed of yourself. Pretty much why I don’t like Mike that much. Even though he seemed to be a nice dude first in the end he showed more true colors of self centered, immature, delusional kid.
Commander_Zero June 16, 2013, 6:13 PM EST.
No one is responsible for Lucy’s actions but Lucy. The same goes for Mike. They made their bed and now they got to lay in it. Lucy was horrid, even if she was joking. Mike tolerated it until he could no longer and that was his fault. Her fault for pushing, his fault for waiting so long to deal with it. They both had it coming. I expect no less since they are children.
His reaction isn’t surprising and is justified. And so are her family for putting her in the hospital.
She should had been seeing a counselor long ago.
Canny June 16, 2013, 6:47 PM EST.
Mike you can be a jerk face too ya know.
Sure Lucy is the absolute definition and can be rougher.
But your not innocent in this pally.
Also, grey is weird, that is all!
Rawrz June 16, 2013, 6:55 PM EST.
Yes, Mike. She was.
And so were you.
Blaze June 16, 2013, 7:04 PM EST.
No, Mike. YOU were. You could have told her how you felt about her actions in the very beginning instead of letting it build up until you absolutely hated her. YOU are the terrible person. If you told her, she would have at least been nicer.
Think about the things you’re going to say to her before you say them. Girls take those things seriously, and if you tell her so much stuff, even if it’s not true and it upsets her even the littlest bit, she’ll still believe it… I know, YOU know, Mike, that there would still be at least ONE person out there that still cares about her…
And that’s Paulo.
Paulo is in love with Lucy. You can’t stop that, Mike.
Mikika Hatari June 16, 2013, 7:23 PM EST.
Not many people realized this, and I just did, but Mike said she WAS a terrible person not IS. So I am thinking that he is starting to see the good things but the amount of arguments they got into is obscuring his view of the good parts.
RPG Nerd June 16, 2013, 7:49 PM EST.
the Candy Corn Lover returns!
and wow…the comics been gettting really good!
I wonder what she did >.>
Candycorn Lover June 16, 2013, 7:56 PM EST.
ya know paulo’s the only sane one in this group. if some one, lucy, tries and offs them selves they aint stable. mikes a bipolar narcissist daves a ****** daisy’s way to naive and easily taken advantage of cuz of low self esteem and abbys got some major anger issues. seriously paulo just cut your losses and bail!
anonymous June 17, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.
To all the people who completely forgot anything that happened more than 5 chapters ago:
He’s confronted her before about it. All she had to do was get over her in securities with someone who’s been her best friend for a long time, and she can’t even do that. This is also when Paulo was a likable character, and he managed to talk to her about it. I really like that chapter actually. Hopefully we can get back to those… simpler times.
90% of you are morons June 17, 2013, 12:31 AM EST.
@90% of you are morons: Wow, so you’re saying he was a big jerkosaur back then too? That REALLY changes things. Seriously though, he didn’t confront her. He yelled at her. About things she was doing that weren’t actually bad at all. And then she stopped doing those things anyway. And then he yelled at her again.
Patrick June 17, 2013, 12:46 AM EST.
Oh my f-kin god, you people.
Lucy has been a horrid person to Mike, ‘love’ or not. Mike finally found happiness with Sandy. Daisy was abandoned by Sandy, but look, she’s not in shambles.
However, the dick move finally happened when Mike said ‘no one wants you’, because he knew Lucy would believe it. Mike, in his infinite, you know, f-cking teenage wisdom, said these things because he was ******.
Lucy needs actual therapy like Abe got, and Paulo needs to be there for Lucy. Mike needs to truly apologize- not the **** from a few pages ago because that was pathetic.
A realist June 17, 2013, 12:59 AM EST.
@Patrick: Um did you actually read the page? Or the pages before it Lucy was being a jerk and he got tired of it and told her why. I never understand some of you guys if it was Mike hitting and being rude to Lucy it would NOT be ok and you’d all be calling him a wife beater. But because Lucy is a girl its supposed to be ok? She was mean, and hit him, and everyone was OK with it and NO ONE took his side and tried to talk to her about it. How is he the jerk here? No one should have to tell you not to be a butt thats something your PARENTS should teach you sheesh!
Sammy June 17, 2013, 1:00 AM EST.
1. Ragging on your best friend = normal person.
2. Stopping when they loudly tell (not ask) you to = good person.
3. Not beating their brains out when they yell at you months later and promise to tear your friend group apart despite you never ragging on them anymore = saint.
Until this panel, I was willing to give Mike a second chance because it looked like he was finally starting to realize this, but now it’s going to be quite a while before he can start to redeem himself in my eyes.
Patrick June 17, 2013, 1:03 AM EST.
And, what sucks about the comic itself is that I thought it was written by like, you know, someone my age.
This tearful, over the top drama is, instead, being written by someone with a DEGREE IN ART. Stylization can NOT be blamed for the art mistakes.
If she supports herself on this, (which is an awful idea all on its own), is she going to drag this out? I hope to god not.
Jesus christ... June 17, 2013, 1:04 AM EST.
I love this chapter. And I hope that Lucy tried to kill herself. Be honest, we’ve all had a moment where someone hurt us and we thought to ourselves,
“Oh my god, what if I was just stoic and moody and acted all cool while ignoring it, made them think nothing was wrong and then BAM! Killed myself…they would feel so guilty holy crap yes let’s……not….do…it…okay back to my ice cream and Lifetime.”
So if Lucy really did this, mad props…but it’s making me mad that I’m not seeing a full-on Mike breakdown. Yeah, Lucy was really uncool! She did some terrible things and when all was said and done, made Mike feel terrible and pressured. For me, though, she’s real. She is the embodiment of what girls want to do. A girl wants to get mad at some random guy, sometimes abuse him. A girl wants a guy to be happy, and yeah, sometimes we want to kill ourselves for dramatic effect.
But Mike. I really just hate him. I hate that he’s real, in the sense that he’s a rational human (cat) being who would do what rational human (cat) beings do, and how it shows that who a person is at their basest level (lucy or any girl, honestly)…really IS just a terrible person.
PauloxLucy. As a slow, caring friendship. I would die if she just started leeching off of him for the cares. I would, and no, not in a good way. If he taught her how to be flippant, maybe a little more self-serving like him…I could get behind it.
The OverLor--um...Thinker June 17, 2013, 1:18 AM EST.
I don’t agree. A good person would stop when asked to. If you need to be loudly told to stop, anyone would consider that obnoxious. Also, it’s only normal not to beat someone to a pulp when they say something to you, however offensive it may be.
Paash June 17, 2013, 1:26 AM EST.
Even though your point is valid in someways, it is certainly flawed in others. Yes Lucy indeed was mean to Mike, and Mike certainly took the abuse. Yet, you’re acting as though Mike told her how he felt about it to begin with. When you think about it, all Lucy did was treat Mike the same way Paulo does. Though, we’ll get into that later, I would first like to point some things out to you.
First off you said, (“I never understand some of you guys if it was Mike hitting and being rude to Lucy it would NOT be ok and you’d all be calling him a wife beater. But because Lucy is a girl its supposed to be ok?”)
No one said that her beating up on Mike was okay, no one. But you have to realize even though she was wrong, he was too. No I am not saying he didn’t have a right to be angry. What I’m saying is, after he told her off he could of left it at that. But instead he decided to dig deeper knowing how it would hurt her. And as a result he psychologically scarred her.
Next, you said, (“She was mean, and hit him, and everyone was OK with it and NO ONE took his side and tried to talk to her about it.”)
Even though you are right about their friends not talking to Lucy about her actions. You seem to forget that neither did Mike. He did not once say a word. And you can’t say it’s because his friends would of taken her side, because there was nothing to imply that. They’ve never been in an serious altercation to where their friends had to get involved.
(Not counting the time the other girls decided it was their business to mess with Mike after Lucy told them about being rejected. She told them looking for comfort, not for someone to go and bully Mike.)
Their friends didn’t even get involved when they were little, because Lucy and Mike dealt with it on their own. Also, you can’t say their friends chose sides, because they didn’t know anything about Lucy and Mike’s fallout. They still don’t realize it, even now when Lucy is nowhere to be found.
Lastly, (“How is he the jerk here? No one should have to tell you not to be a butt thats something your PARENTS should teach you sheesh!”)
Again you’re looking at the wrong reasons for why he is being called a jerk. If you don’t understand what I mean, look back to what I said the first time I quoted you. It’s the third to last sentence.
Also, if someone was doing something you didn’t like wouldn’t you tell them? Some people need to be verbally told that there are things people just don’t like. Sorry if that surprises you, but it’s the truth especially in the world we live in. Also, how can you talk as though her parents didn’t try to properly raise her. When obviously you don’t know anything about them or Lucy for that matter.
Oh yeah, as a follow up to what I said about Lucy treating Mike the way Paulo does, it’s true. She acts like one of the guys. Doing what boys do at that age. Hitting and calling each other names in a playful manner. You can say that’s wrong, but that’s how friends act nowadays. Not because they are trying to mistreat each other, but because that’s how they show they care. As twisted as it may seem to you, that’s just how it is with today’s youth.
I’ve finished ranting now, sorry for the long post everyone I just felt the need to clarify a little.
Riiah June 17, 2013, 1:51 AM EST.
@Everyone saying that it’s not Mike’s fault because he apologized:
Look at the way Lucy had been acting towards her friends during the play. She, typical to any suicidal person, had already decided that she was going to kill herself, long before the play took place. She probably decided that she’d give her friends whatever they asked of her that day, the play being like a final gesture towards them all.
That **** isn’t suddenly fixed by a half-assed apology from the person who pushed you from “dealing with it” to “complete emotional wreck”. If anything, that apology gave her the closure she wanted, and needed, to go through with an attempt…
or this is completley wrong and she didn’t try at all. but that seems pretty damn unlikely >
silveryogurt June 17, 2013, 2:09 AM EST.
ITT, people who would be very bad friends to someone if they opened up to them about abuse.
Icsifil June 17, 2013, 4:18 AM EST.
I’m sorry, but shouldn’t it be animal instead of person? Since they’re cats and not people.
Bagpaulo June 17, 2013, 5:38 AM EST.
Obviously, Mike is angry that he was not allowed to see Lucy. He does not have a good enough impression.
… And to forgive his complaint now …
@silveryogurt: Actually he has never done a formal apology. But no one is really expecting it (except we the readers).
@Bagpaulo: In some way, they ARE people, —but not human.
Doctor Nuclear June 17, 2013, 6:04 AM EST.
It’s 3:30 in the morning here in Oregon…
Where’s the next page O_O
Cassidy June 17, 2013, 6:32 AM EST.
@Cassidy: It’s time for you to go to sleep. Update at 1 p.m. EST not 1 a.m. EST.
Doctor Nuclear June 17, 2013, 6:44 AM EST.
How could you be so selfish?!
Tracks June 17, 2013, 7:09 AM EST.
Well, this is the part where he’s in denial. But he does also have a point, Lucy’s always been a bit sociopathic.
StushiJaguar June 17, 2013, 7:29 AM EST.
Lots of love to Lucy. I hope you feel better.
I think there should be a way us non-Miashul people can send her virtual gifts for her well being.
Maishul you’re such a ************************************************** ********!
… okay, I’m done.
Suzume June 17, 2013, 8:03 AM EST.
One thing I wonder… with all this brooding and worry he had… how Mike would react if an ambulance drove by with lights and sirens blairing, possibly rekindling the worry or the imaginings of what could have happened.
But overall, there are parts of their relationship is her fault, some his, and some with both. I would hope he’d realize that, but who knows. Though what I would wonder… what would happen if word of such happenings reached Sandy and the blankness of Mike. I think that conversation could become quite interesting. Well even among the group and others if they notice him being too blank while they are worried… I almost hoped that would have been noticed before…
Glassman June 17, 2013, 8:08 AM EST.
Jesus, Mike is all over the place, starting to annoy me
Dave June 17, 2013, 10:45 AM EST.
Ah well um tbh I used to be like Lucy where if I liked a guy.. I beat the **** out of him. I don’t know why but that was my only form of gaining attention cause I would get too shy to just say hi apparently and I had to punch his arm numb for me too feel like I attained some sort of attention in the form of “Ow that hurts,” or “Can you please stop doing that?” Its silly yah but I don’t know I feel bad for Lucy cause to me its kinda like “Maybe she was just too shy to admit she liked liked him and didn’t want to feel stupid so she goes and beats him up on a daily basis and tease him so she can release frustration out of not telling him she liked him and you know junk”
I don’t know but she did go a bit far I guess but Michael did not have to say that mean **** bout her being a parasite. Now that’s just __________________________________________________ __ wrong.
Vampy June 17, 2013, 10:45 AM EST.
Don’t like the update schedule
Balingr June 17, 2013, 10:47 AM EST.
Well to be honest Paulo keeps repeating that Mike n Lucy think been in love but yet they are just friends and Paulo just turn Mike into a ***** and Lucy Promised Mike that they rather be friends but Mike just keeps thinking about it….. and yet Lucy Has been not the nicest one once they met but they really been good and great friends Till Sandy Dosen’t realized that Lucy was Mike’s best friend but Mike has been rebeling everything that he hasen’t realized that Lucy been picked on and Sue giving the cheezy parts and David Making fun of them with Paulo one time and Lucy dosen’t seem to like him because He’s been cheating on his EX-Girlfriend … but yet Lucy finds Mike a Parasite because She dosen’t wanna be friends with him anymore because he’s been acting like Jerk to her and yet Daisy Has been Careless of her natural beauty and Dreamed Mike Giving a Message….. Yet Abby Has been going through a lot and mostly his parent’s gone. Well Sue was to stubbern thinking about the Performance to much and Yet everyone was Blanking everything out and they have not treat her with respect and Yet Its EVERYONES Fault…. which means Mike , Daisy , Paulo , David , Sue , and Daisy’s dumb Cheerleader Friends ….
Dave Otow June 17, 2013, 10:51 AM EST.
First of all: we had some heated discussion here, and someone said that Lucy is a bad person, since Mike had to loudly told her to cut it out with abuse. That’s a valid point, but somehow I don’t remember any civil attempt to inform Lucy about her misbehaviour. He was yelling at her in page, that was linked above, then he mentaly destroyed her in “December”, and that’s about all I can remember. Plus: did he apologise, or was he trying to apologise, but was stopped by Lily? Because I can’t remember this bit either, maybe I missed one page, or something.
Still it would be a valid argument if Lucy would be repeatedly informed by Mike about her misbehaviour. But as far I know Mike was o-kay with that for years. If this “abuse” would be so severe, one would think Mike has enough brains, to realise that’s something is not right. But no, Sandy enlightened him, and suddenly Lucy became a terrible person, and whole shitstorm started.
Commander_Zero June 17, 2013, 10:53 AM EST.
Kinda Paulo and David began to make them uncomfterble because yet Mike and Lucy didn’t like it when Paulo was getting under their skin so its kinda Paulo’s fault for forcing words in his head and Lucy’s… but its kinda Lucy’s ,Mike’s and Paulo’s fault.
Lucy ~was stilled love mike but yet she’s dosen’t like mike anymore and commit suicide (yet not dead)
Mike ~ well he dosen’t understand because they promised to be friends insted but he let paulo get to his head and Mike has been kinda little selfish to lucy and blew up in her face like a bomb..
Paulo ~ He started this by saying the repeats and Mike and Lucy dosen’t seem to like each other now since Paulo Forced the reapeats on to lucy and mike.
Dave Otow June 17, 2013, 11:02 AM EST.
I love how everyone is against Mike when the real problem all began with Lucy in the earlier comic chapters.
Seriously though, she is kind of a b****. You should never treat your “friends” like that. There’s a difference between just joking around and actually intentionally being mean and rude.
AngryBunny June 17, 2013, 11:26 AM EST.
Lucy was acting like a young boy with a crush if it was Mike or any other male character acting that way would we be making as much a fuss over it? I sadly don’t think so, but because Lucy is a girl we feel she must be demure and not act in such a way. Yes some of the things she did were out of bounds but it’s nothing a simple calm conversation couldn’t of handled Lucy isn’t a bad person she’s mortal she makes mistakes and so is Mike he just did not handle the situation well at all and suffering the consequences of it. This is life we reap what we sew. So yes Mike this is your fault for blowing things out of proportion.
misukineko June 17, 2013, 11:40 AM EST.
It’s funny how people keep calling Lucy selfish for suicide while simultaneously asking her to live a life she hates because other people can’t bear losing her.
riririn June 17, 2013, 12:17 PM EST.
Why are you guys saying Lucy’s going to die, they said she’ll be out in a week. She is being moved away as seen in previous chapter.
eclypsia June 17, 2013, 12:19 PM EST.
Commander_Zero is always right. kneel to him.
I’m actually serious.
boh... June 17, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.
@Misanthrope i never said it was ok for anyone wish anyone dead, so I’m confused.
fox June 17, 2013, 4:40 PM EST.
@riririn YES OMG THIS
qwert June 18, 2013, 12:39 PM EST.
People seem to forget, the main reason he wants to talk to lucy is because sandy told him too x-P
Wyvern June 21, 2013, 2:10 AM EST.
It is your fault in a way Mike, not fully, but partly. People have different ways to show their love, and a few people do it like Lucy (Yes I do know I’m talking to a comic character)
ShizuTheCat August 26, 2013, 2:37 AM EST.
*Because remember if people physically and emotionally abuse/assault you and you grow a spine your obviously evil, clearly Lucy has done nothing wrong in this situation and is an angelic Martyr
*Not my full opinion, just what I’m getting from the comments
EEK June 13, 2014, 12:57 AM EST.
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