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yes the realization has finally come
is it just me or is Lucy becoming progressively younger
TheGentleman June 18, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.
D’awww, sweet polite Lucy. I hope this means Mike’ll snap out of his bitchitude soon.
Lise June 18, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.
Baby come back, any kind of fool could see
There was something in everything about you
Baby come back, you can blame it all on me
I was wrong, and I just can’t live without you
Blush Count: 5/6
HEY WHAT IS THAT RISING ON THE HORIZON? LOOK ITS THE SS MikexLucy <3
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 18, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.
The color tone changes as Lucy opens her heart to Mike and learns to be thankful. Mike is realizing Lucy’s not all that bad and feels guilty. Whooo there’s hope
Further confirms my theory that Lucy is GLaDOS in cat form
LancelotOcelot June 18, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.
lol I don’t remember lucy saying thanks to mike, really.
did you copy/paste a previously-written comment just to place a long one in the top ten? ‘cause it would be shameful.
you have to write comments based also on this page, not only on the previous ones.
boh... June 18, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.
I am happy that there is in fact a “good” Lucy buried under all the hatred in Mike’s mind. After all, much to what he wants to believe, or has convinced himself to believe, their friendship was based more than just Lucy pushing herself on him back in Kindergarten and first grade (though that might’ve been where it started.) After all, there was a time when he was genuinely in love with her, and no Lucy, you were not just his “rebound”. Of course, friends will hate the things the other does at times, you might not always get along 100%, there might be fights or misunderstandings (that’s what I feel this whole arc has been, just one big misunderstanding!) But true friends will get over it and work on it and become stronger than ever. Real friendship can withstand that. There is hope! Haha.
Termania June 18, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.
Aaw, sweetie (
Shade June 18, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.
See she can be thankful!
Kay-Felis June 18, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.
Yes, remember Mike….
Liust June 18, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.
Well, there you have it Mike, she wasn’t so bad now was she?
Keyblade Dragon June 18, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.
Huh, she IS becoming younger. Wonder where Taeshi is going with this.
Lanny June 18, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.
OK so mike is realizing that when they were closer, when they were younger before third grade, she respected him more and was nicer to him.
RPG Nerd June 18, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.
I’m sure Mike is realizing that it’s not all Lucy’s fault, and he is partially to blame as well. I’m hoping that the two will both realize that they’re both at fault and try to restart this friendship somehow… ONLY FRIENDSHIP.
AngryBunny June 18, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.
@boh… what dude she did thank him alot
TheGentleman June 18, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.
OMG Lucy’s so cute
Vivitv June 18, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.
Err… I seldom use “cute” but that’s nothing trouble.
A page is filled with “thank” or something else like that.
What does it mean? —This is a question…
Mike and Paulo have the “ability” to mess everything up, —especially the most important ones.
—It seems that his brain needs a fan, overheat is not any good.
Doctor Nuclear June 18, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.
As I said, the memories become nicer and nicer (also pinker) until Mike realizes he wishes things were different.
Idastar June 18, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.
Flashback till the end of the chapter~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Shine June 18, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.
aw little lucy’s adorable! she’s all: most of the time but now she’s all nice and @Lise i agree
XenaTheAlienChick June 18, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.
I think i get it - she’s going backward to the point where Mike remembers when he first had a crush on Lucy, a few pages at a time.
Guessing June 18, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.
@Termania yep that is awesomely put
TheGentleman June 18, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.
Uh oh… now he’ll start to remember the good times, the memories contradicting the image he was using to justify himself that hid these parts.
Now we should see some interesting views into Mike’s mind.
Glassman June 18, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.
Also got the colors I thought would show up. Purple and pink. I think they match the scene very well.
RPG Nerd June 18, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.
From purple to pink. Now we’re getting somewhere.
Also, something about that Lucy in the top-middle just seems…I dunno…absurdly short. Or her head is just huge.
I’m wondering when we’re going to get to older Lucy, though. Wonder what that’ll be like.
Oceanus92 June 18, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.
hurray for flashbacks! and hopfully mike’ll realize he’s being a jerk and lucy’s not all bad but again yay for flashbacks! i wonder how the rest of the gang is doing
poptart June 18, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.
Still looking adorable here fyehufrhd
Shaaa June 18, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.
@Termaina. That was beautiful. You have officially rekindled my hope for a Mike X Lucy ending. Its still unlikely but stranger things have happened. Like Yashy not calling Mike Flea.
RPG Nerd June 18, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.
this is actually breaking my heart. I’m no longer only team mike.
i mean…lucy wasn’t necessarily the bad guy, but she hurt mike more than a real friend should. she rejected him, made him feel used, taunted him, physically abused him and he in turn accepted it up until he couldn’t take it anymore. sure he acted way inappropriate when he snapped and made the transition into ********* (which to be honest i like), but in situations like this, it’s so much harder to remember how good a person was to you when they’ve hurt you so badly.
i’m just glad now that he’s realizing that lucy isn’t a furball of evil and that maybe he’s gone too far with his retaliation. he became a bully and this cutie bully is reflecting and learning. team MikexLucy
banger June 18, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.
@banger double posts no
TheGentleman June 18, 2013, 1:14 PM EST.
Thank god Mike yes! Think of the happy times with her, give her a chance!
Dave June 18, 2013, 1:15 PM EST.
Then Mike wakes up from a dream and he is about to start High School.
Edit. I think the last flash back will be of Lucy telling Mike she loves him. If not the last then near last.
RPG Nerd June 18, 2013, 1:16 PM EST.
I’m asuming that the last good memory will be the “I think we should start over ” part since Mike’s current relationship is going so well, not to mention it was the most recent nice moment Lucy had with him.
(This is a non bias shiping comment, I do not favor one or another)
CHAOKOCartoons June 18, 2013, 1:18 PM EST.
Come back to this comic after some time and see all this… too much to take, man!
Must… have… more.
I must know the resolutions.
Part of me wants Lucy to move off so that Mike is almost forced to do extra work to communicate, such is the way of more romance, denial of the person.
At least in his case as I see.
RaeTheMonster June 18, 2013, 1:19 PM EST.
This is where I hoped it was heading, but I had my doubts. If I may be honest, I still hope Paulo will be with Lucy instead of mike. Does that make me bad?
Tksweetsauce June 18, 2013, 1:20 PM EST.
So now Mike’s having second thoughts.
Yxela007 June 18, 2013, 1:20 PM EST.
now that I think about it, maybe she did (I mean saying explicitly “thank you”. I know she kissed him) after he saved her from alejandro. I’ll check.
ok I checked. she didn’t say “thank you” or “thanks”, so I still can’t remember of any occasion in which she did.
boh... June 18, 2013, 1:21 PM EST.
Maybe the last one would be where a small little Lucy asks him—
“Mike? We’re friends, right?”
Because that is the fluffiest thing possible.
Leo June 18, 2013, 1:22 PM EST.
@AngryBunny I couldn’t agree more!! PauloxLucy all the way!
MrHolyHell June 18, 2013, 1:23 PM EST.
starfighter105 June 18, 2013, 1:23 PM EST.
I kind of really hope he’s starting to realize how she got harsher after he abandoned her for Sandy for so long. I hope he realizes his own mistakes as well, that it wasn’t all her. How she once was much more open to him. They were both wrong, and they both need to make up with each other.
I’m so torn though! MikeXSandy is a decent couple, but I’ve always been MikeXLucy. Recently though, I’ve kinda been LucyXPaulo, I just can’t decide!
Yuki23 June 18, 2013, 1:24 PM EST.
run mike, run… you do not want to regret this… it will stay with you forever and eat at you! go get her idiot!
Whistleblower June 18, 2013, 1:27 PM EST.
Avast he hardies! The Mike X Lucy is back and better then ever. (Since they kissed after Confrontation) We got cannons, missiles, mini guns, torpedoes, flak guns, Chuck Norris, assault rifles, sniper rifles, some hand guns, and a tank. This time we will not sink no matter what.
RPG Nerd June 18, 2013, 1:30 PM EST.
If the next page is Mike in tears…
Chocothunda June 18, 2013, 1:30 PM EST.
Getting even more warmer~~
MaronaPossessed June 18, 2013, 1:36 PM EST.
I sure hope Mike realizes that Lucy isn’t a bad person all the time, and that he will start to feel guilty. Lucy looks so cure and a little bit innocent here.
I also like how the colors are going from purple to pink. UwU
HimbeCat379 June 18, 2013, 1:38 PM EST.
hello child Would you like a cookie
Whimsicott June 18, 2013, 1:38 PM EST.
Regardless of what happens within Mike’s head, hopefully someone will come around and try and patch up whatever has become of Lucy. …where’s Paulo when you need him?
LovesLucy June 18, 2013, 1:40 PM EST.
I think the next image that’s gonna pop up in that thick skull of his
(No offense) is his fondest memory of Lucy.
“We’re friends right..?”
Thatoneguy June 18, 2013, 1:40 PM EST.
Chapter 48. Pick me up page 11. She apologized and thanked Mike for everything he’s done to her.
Me June 18, 2013, 1:44 PM EST.
Yep, he took a ride on the train to Guilt Trip. Starting to realize she wasn’t all that bad, or will realize he needs her too. Maybe just as much Lucy needs/needed him.
Also, I’m not sure if any of you know, but Taeshi tweeted few days ago that in Chapter 76 things are going ‘g8’ as she said. And with great she meant positive. So, things might end up well in the chapter? Or things get better in the begin of Chap. 76? Who knows, we’ll have to wait and speculate to know what happens.
Ryuu June 18, 2013, 1:44 PM EST.
It’s true that you won’t know what you’re missing until it’s gone.
Arkon June 18, 2013, 1:44 PM EST.
/reading all of the comments before the actual comic loads
/It loaded @u@
She’s turning nicer and pinker as the page goes on… :’( this is so cute and sad. C’mon Mikie, remember your friend.
If you don’t go be with her, she and Paulo will nver have a chance!!!!!!
Or she and Augustus. Cuz MikexLucy can’t work. They’re better off as friends. U___U
silveryogurt June 18, 2013, 1:46 PM EST.
by the end of all this, he’ll be on his knees, crying, no doubt about it
Drezzden June 18, 2013, 1:55 PM EST.
Lucy is makes the cutest faces!
However Michael needs to notice the good times he had with Lucy. This is so good Taeshi!
poppynhi June 18, 2013, 1:56 PM EST.
Can’t wait for the next page and see will there be more flashbacks(which suddenly turned absolutely adorable) or something else…! >A<
Furball June 18, 2013, 2:02 PM EST.
Hmmm i’ll have an extra helping of guilt with my order of emo
Sleepingfox June 18, 2013, 2:03 PM EST.
Dawwww Lucy looks so cute!
cherry panda June 18, 2013, 2:04 PM EST.
See, this is what I’ve been talking about.
Lucy was a jerk in the past and it was Mike I felt bad for, taking all that unrelenting harassment from Lucy.
However, Lucy has changed and she has started to yield to Mike, who is still stuck in the past and continues to treat Lucy like an enemy.
It’s a tough thing to lock yourself up for so long, but then start to open up and lower your guard, only to get stabbed multiple times by the person you trust and try to approach.
Maybe it is karma or maybe it’s that unending cycle of hatred and vengeance. You know what they say about “an eye for an eye”…
I noticed a lot of readers comment about how Lucy is becoming “younger” since the last page. Maybe Mike is remembering a time when they were both just kids and Lucy was a nice, shy girl. However, if I remember correctly, Lucy was a rowdy Tom-boy even then.
It’s good for Mike to see the good though. If all that is seen is evil, one tends to become evil themselves without even realizing it, but only when it is far too late and all that is left are difficult regrets to contend with. The more you deny it, the deeper you become entangled in it.
Edit: Also, does everyone noticed the subtle look of pain every time Lucy says “thank you”? It’s most likely because no ever told her “thank you” (more like “F**k you”, which is when they even cared to talk to her) and for her to make the gesture to thank someone else, well it’s a pretty big thing for her.
Blank On Purpose June 18, 2013, 2:05 PM EST.
Ahhh, this is so brilliantly done.
bjk June 18, 2013, 2:08 PM EST.
@Blank: Pretty much this.
What’s illustrated well with these past few pages and…frankly, the entirety of this comic, IMO, is that you’ve gotta learn to balance the good with the bad in terms of friendship. You gotta make sure not to lose sight of the good parts, too.
Sounds cheesy, but that’s what I’m thinking. Mike is slowly starting to realize this, starting from the play, up to now. The realization is going to hurt him badly. It’s something that he’s gotta feel, though.
Chocothunda June 18, 2013, 2:13 PM EST.
Went through denial and anger, subtly jumped over bargaining since Mike started the process too late, and now he’s on a crash course to depression.
And since he didn’t even have a chance to bargain due to his own choices, acceptance probably went out of the window too.
Left June 18, 2013, 2:14 PM EST.
Seriously? I just posted what I felt. Sorry I actually typed more than one sentence. Haha. And no, I don’t really care for such things as “FIRST COMMENT!!LOL!!one1!” , as I’ve been reading this comic for a few years now and have rarely (as in I can’t even recall when was the last time) post here. However, this page made me melt.
I think there are in fact very seldom times of Lucy thanking Mike (one which I can recall is the kiss she gave in Confrontation.) Also, on this page, you may notice that Lucy looks much younger than the 8th grade version of herself back in the beginning of this comic. So this is most likely elementary school Lucy, something we really haven’t had too much of a look into. I think that’s probably where the confusion of “When did she thank him?” stems from. Hope that helped!
Termania June 18, 2013, 2:18 PM EST.
Oh, ****, guilt trip.
Don’t go there, Mike.
Lyucs June 18, 2013, 2:41 PM EST.
This page is beautiful, and its MAKING ME DROWN IN FEELS! Oh, Mike, you’re feeling even more conflicted than ever, aren’t you?
Subaru June 18, 2013, 2:46 PM EST.
haha! and now he realizes how thankful she was to have him as a friend! About time Mike!
Flashpelt1 June 18, 2013, 2:46 PM EST.
I SMELL A FLASHBACK COMING ON
Cyaniede June 18, 2013, 2:50 PM EST.
Mike has always been my favorite and now its just becoming sad i really hope Lucy comes back okay.
XxsnowxX June 18, 2013, 2:52 PM EST.
The last flash backs will be of when they kissed, when they talked after Lucy thought Mike died, when Lucy said she loved him, in general when Lucy and Mike did something nice and meaningful.
RPG Nerd June 18, 2013, 2:56 PM EST.
Mike seems to be realizing Lucy wasn’t always bad, but I hope he takes it one step farther and realizes he still has feelings for her too.
BornAgain June 18, 2013, 2:56 PM EST.
Am I the only one who is expecting Mike to realize this was Lucy before he completely abandoned her when Sandy showed up?
SirBoredALot June 18, 2013, 2:56 PM EST.
OMG MIKE SHALL BURN ALL YOUR SCARFFFSSSS. Seriously, what a jerkface. ene *rages* Tats all i can say, hat little jerk, if anting, lucy should reject him, he IS THE KING OF JERKS>
.-. June 18, 2013, 3:06 PM EST.
It would be nice if it wasn’t only us the readers that knew that. >.>
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 18, 2013, 3:09 PM EST.
“What have I done?!” in 3, 2, 1…
Commander_Zero June 18, 2013, 3:15 PM EST.
More flashbacks and mike is going to realize that lucy never was so bad as he was justifying by his hatred
eagle June 18, 2013, 3:17 PM EST.
And Mike FINALLY sees that she’s not ALL Bad….. See Mike? I heared a song called Just the Girl by The Click Five and I was thinking that in the beginning of the comic, before Sandy was dating Mike, it would match Lucy and Mike. Not exactly, but closely related.
Momiji June 18, 2013, 3:17 PM EST.
It’d be nice seeing Lucy and Sandy getting along, really. Sandy can really be a good influence on people, even though her personality is yet to be fully explored, as we’ve seen. Who knows, she migh actually turn out to be a person whom Lucy can be friends with! (Nah, that’s just me being overly Daisy)
((I used to be all about standing up for Mike but rereading the comiques… I can honestly see how people can hate him vehemently.))
Cynthia June 18, 2013, 3:19 PM EST.
@SirBoredALot I kind of had that feeling too but I want to stay optemistic…… Is that spelled right? Oh well. U get my point right? So, no. Ur not the only one.
(>_<) - I WUV YHOO BCB!!!!
~ Ayame Kyrino (A.K.A Jamie or Momiji)
Momiji June 18, 2013, 3:27 PM EST.
@ The Gentleman
Love makes people young, no?
Is it not that love is for the young?
Candycorn Lover June 18, 2013, 3:28 PM EST.
hey i was re reading some of the chapters and i’m wondering “what happened to ******?” ya know the bubbly girl inlove with david :|
poptart June 18, 2013, 3:29 PM EST.
@ Sparkling Image instead of Name Tag
I doubt he’s that perceptive. Sure would be nice if he finally figured that out, though.
MiscKitty June 18, 2013, 3:35 PM EST.
Yeah you think good and long, *******!
SOGx-ray June 18, 2013, 3:42 PM EST.
Wait, now I’m wondering the back story from the second Lucy. Is that when she protected him in “Confrontation”? Because though she never said that, the expression on her face and the way her body language is hinting, it seems like so. Maybe I’m wrong.
Me June 18, 2013, 3:47 PM EST.
You can double the humour of this page if you pretend Lucy can’t actually read.
Masket June 18, 2013, 3:47 PM EST.
PINK!? That’s worse than purple!
naAr June 18, 2013, 3:49 PM EST.
shoosh, quiet you there. Do you want the transition to red feelings to happen or what? Because many people want to see something except for hate come out of Mike’s face.
But yeah, pink kinda sucks.
Still, this page has a lot of purple so it still is one of the prettiest pages of the comic right next to that Sandy photo and all the other good stuff.
HIC June 18, 2013, 4:08 PM EST.
The feels…. Its… Its….Urrrrrrrrgggggggg!!!!!!! *explodes into a fantastic barrage of rainbows, kittens, and butterflies*
Random dude June 18, 2013, 4:10 PM EST.
That is so unbelievably CHEESY!
Yeah, but I know what you’re saying and anyways, more than half the stuff I typed was cheesy, so yeah. We can be cheesy together. Aaaand now I want to go get a four-cheese pizza…
Blank On Purpose June 18, 2013, 4:31 PM EST.
PAULOOOO WHERE ARE YOUUUU ;-;
Senshine June 18, 2013, 4:31 PM EST.
OOOOOHOHOHOHO MIKE IS STARTING TO REALIZE THE TRUTH!! AT LAST!! DON’T BUTCHER THIS MOMENT OR I WILL…well…I WILL CONTINUE COMPLAINING AS MUCH AS I CAN!!
I'll Eat Yourself June 18, 2013, 4:38 PM EST.
wow neat to see people shipping paulo and lucy most people ship mike and lucy and sandy and mike (i dont know the emoticon for mike sorry) :blush: also i’m testing out the emoticons i saw on the forums i didnt know how to make them and i thought i’d look stupid for not knowing how to make them :?: :awesomeface:
kyumuru June 18, 2013, 4:46 PM EST.
It went from blue to purple to pink. Nice way of showing his progressive attitude change.
Evan June 18, 2013, 4:47 PM EST.
ah, ok thanks. that “thanks for everything” may have made up for many other situations.
soo you didn’t deny that it was copy/pasted, and if it is, why didn’t you write it in yesterday’s page?
also it’s not that we are obliged to write a lot. go see in “december” how much I wrote. if I have nothing special to say, I don’t have to invent something to write more lines.
boh... June 18, 2013, 4:55 PM EST.
Whoa, is he going to remember all the way back to him abandoning her?
nalem June 18, 2013, 4:55 PM EST.
Ah, so my prediction was correct: it did slowly turn pink. Pink signifies the tenderness of those memories. He really did enjoy being her friend during those times.
myheartyoung June 18, 2013, 5:27 PM EST.
Yes! He’s realizing it!!
Yumi June 18, 2013, 5:30 PM EST.
@Candycorn Lover that may be but the young no nothing of love as they have yet to fully experience it and love knows nothing of the young for it is old
TheGentleman June 18, 2013, 5:33 PM EST.
Knuc June 18, 2013, 5:42 PM EST.
From feeling the Blues about her— to looking at Lucy through Rose colored glasses, … Mike has his own mind as his own worst enemy.
Memories, may be beautiful and yet
What’s too painful to remember
We simply chose to forget…
Yeah, Mikie; we have met the enemy, and he is Us!
Geneseepaws June 18, 2013, 5:44 PM EST.
knew he would relize what he did and how much he hurt her
tazdevil25 June 18, 2013, 5:48 PM EST.
What is this all went evangelion style at the end *devious laughter*
dkpopman June 18, 2013, 5:48 PM EST.
and much he cared for her and how she showed her fillings
tazdevil25 June 18, 2013, 5:49 PM EST.
Mike’s true enemy is his own mind the one enemy that can never be beaten for it is the enemy that has always existed and will forever exist
but for mike the heart is overpowering the mind weakening it and allowing reason to shine through the clouds that have clouded his mind for so long
mike the enemy is you but you are not the enemy
TheGentleman June 18, 2013, 5:50 PM EST.
I feel the angst levels rising.
Death of Ink June 18, 2013, 5:56 PM EST.
Friendship IS magic! *shot* No, but seriously, in this case…
Just-A-Lurker June 18, 2013, 5:58 PM EST.
Sorry! But No, I did not copy/paste. However I am using my iPhone, I can simply speak into it and it will register what I say. Fairly accurate too. Technology!! I just commented on this page because the “Thank you’s” really got to me. It’s rare you see Lucy that way, and it got me “the feels” if you will. :3
Termania June 18, 2013, 6:02 PM EST.
Yeah, I think you’re right—looks like Lucy IS getting progressively younger. I think that’s intentional; Mike and Lucy’s relationship was a lot smoother when they were kids, and he wishes—girlfriend or no—that things could be the way they used to be again. Just a couple of friends, minus all the drama.
Insanity_Prevails June 18, 2013, 6:07 PM EST.
Does that mean that Sandy would turn into a nude giant and absorb everyone?
Insanity_Prevails June 18, 2013, 6:10 PM EST.
Oh glob, Mike, have you been a teensy bit blind? Might you have ripped a hole in her heart at the worst moment?
Folks can be down on Lucy, but not everyone communicates the same way. Personalities are all different, and often times folks don’t always know the best way to love. Not just referring to Lucy, though. Everyone has their own way of caring, coping, and being a friend (or more than a friend) in this comic. Also, they’re not even adults yet, they’re still really learning.
You never stop learning.
Grimbold June 18, 2013, 6:11 PM EST.
Guilt in the form of colorful cute Lucy’s
Awww even when she’s ordering him she’s adorable
kold kagura June 18, 2013, 6:25 PM EST.
And guys, I know it’s easy to do, but try not to bash Mike TOO hard. After all, regardless of his inner feelings and past actions, he DID just try to make amends and get shut out by Lucy’s overprotective family (“THEY’RE NOT OVERPROTECTIVE YOU ******* THEY’RE TRYING TO SAVE THEIR DAUGHTER FROM MIKE’S ATROCITIES HOW COULD YOU BE SUCH A HEARTLESS B D AND SUPPORT MIKE AND HAVE A DIFFERING OPINION UGH” don’t start on me) three consecutive times.
Insanity_Prevails June 18, 2013, 6:25 PM EST.
@Insanity_Prevails at your comment
TheGentleman June 18, 2013, 6:29 PM EST.
presently I’m rocking out to cradle of filth
TheGentleman June 18, 2013, 6:30 PM EST.
Eh…teens are fickle. Case in point.
Gate-Senpai June 18, 2013, 6:36 PM EST.
I think he’ll realize she WAS nice until he ditched her randomly to spend all his time with Sandy.
Then he’ll realize her later mean teen behavior is sort of his fault too.
I_Love_Lucy June 18, 2013, 6:40 PM EST.
Tisk,tisk. Finally realizing your mistakes Mike?surprising since you told her everyone would leave her if he decided to leave and that all she was is a parasite and that nobody really likes her oh and that her best friend since childhood hates her guts. In all honesty Mike did you really think that your ‘apology’ telling her that she wasn’t completely off the hook and saying you Still had things to discuss with her would make it all better? You obviously think a little too highly of her ‘dependency’ on you if you believe that would fix it. And now you feel guilty after all the emotional and mental hell you put her through? Too little too late boyo, now lets see what kind of hell the guilt will throw you into. May God have mercy upon your soul should Sam get a hold of you and God forbid Abbey and Paulo hear what you said.
Ckmwt June 18, 2013, 6:44 PM EST.
Oh wow…. Just, while not okay with all the abuse they were FRIENDS. They hung out together for hours on end, they knew each other so well; This must hurt like nothing else and then to have so many people BLAME him for what he sees as her emotional draw backs just adds salt to the wound.
Kikimmicoa June 18, 2013, 7:07 PM EST.
he’s begining to remember all of the times she said thank you, and the fact that she was embarised to have asked for help in the first place.
Curtis June 18, 2013, 7:22 PM EST.
@poptart http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/candybooru/ post/view/7037
Bert June 18, 2013, 7:27 PM EST.
OH NO I’M GOING TO CRY
TrappedCats June 18, 2013, 7:30 PM EST.
i cant handle the wait asdfhjkjl
kaseysocks June 18, 2013, 7:45 PM EST.
owwww the FEELS! and the WAIT are KILLING MEEEAAUUUGHHH
but you know what, guys? Everyone’s thinking Lucy suffered some horrible accident or tried to commit suicide but I know the truth: she is at the hospital because she got a plastic surgery!! She will come out looking like Sandy.
I’m guessing three weeks is what takes to recover from whatever amount of stuff they had to do with her face. She did it in the hopes Mike will like her again! Her whole family is sad because the Lucy they know and loved won’t be herself anymore! And Lily is trying to keep everyone else away from her so that her plan is not discovered and she can kidnap Sandy and steal her life and her Maishul!
It all makes sense now!!
FlyingPotato June 18, 2013, 8:09 PM EST.
Okay, I really shouldn’t get emotional over this, but what Lucy did was NOT abuse. It wasn’t all right, but it wasn’t abuse. Abuse is intentionally put there to keep someone under your foot, to feel as if you’re in control of THEM, to grab someone around the neck and control them forcefully—all in terms of verbal and physical abuse—Lucy was just aggressive. She was short-tempered and she was mean at times. But she grew to think of that as being her relationship with Mike. Those were her ‘nicknames.’ She didn’t mean them maliciously, she didn’t use them just to be mean. She didn’t call him a jerk or hit him because she LIKED causing him pain, because she wanted to see him put down and upset, but because she had no other way of communicating.
As someone who has been through abuse, seriously, guys, not trying to gain pity, but seriously. As someone who has experienced it firsthand, /at that age and younger/, please screw your hats on and stop calling it abuse. She wasn’t right, but she didn’t abuse him. For heaven’s sake.
Lislet June 18, 2013, 8:12 PM EST.
@FlyingPotato OMG how did you figure it all out
qwert June 18, 2013, 8:30 PM EST.
I think that Lucy might be getting surgery to fix her hearing problem. Its a possibility since they have the technology for it if the condition isn’t too serious.
138 June 18, 2013, 8:46 PM EST.
Why is Lucy getting younger? Does Mike have some kind of weird sick fetish we don’t know about?
GLORIOUS FLAT CHESTS
pauloissohotlike June 18, 2013, 9:05 PM EST.
Mike, you better fix what you’ve done.
I’m way too invested in this comic.
I love it.
Aquaczaz June 18, 2013, 9:07 PM EST.
I want the next page to have a pink background with all the fun bubbly moments that they’ve had together and then go black with Mike remembering how badly he treated her. that would totally make me cry. (if only for the well of emotions)
sen June 18, 2013, 9:12 PM EST.
I miss how lively her eyes uses to be ono
Pocketchibi June 18, 2013, 9:13 PM EST.
I think that this color change thingy starts with Lucy being sort of a jerk to Mike. Then she becomes softer and softer, all the while Mike is still treating her like she is the same Lucy from before. He cant accept that people change. he wounded her as if she was thesame person from like A MILLION chapters ago, but shes not. he needs to see Lucy for how she is, now how she was. That’s why Lucy also seems to becoming progressively sadder and sadder and uncomfortable: because the more she tries to change, the more things stay the same. :’(
littlebrown007 June 18, 2013, 9:33 PM EST.
Imagine the soundtrack of Schindler’s List and these pages become tear jerkers.
DarthStar June 18, 2013, 9:35 PM EST.
Wow, great viewing on that. I never really noticed this. I think Mike has or already has a soft spot for Lucy, maybe x , I hope so at least.
Dave June 18, 2013, 10:04 PM EST.
Then slowly into smiling, happy moments with her, then straight to him screaming at her with her crying then dead inside.
Has anyone thought of maybe the reason that she is the way she is because of what happened when they were kids? The kids never accepted her. She hated barbie dolls, boys hated girls at the time. The only one to accept her was Mike. Then when Sandy came, he dropped her like she was nothing. I’m not saying it’s Sandy’s fault. Mike should have made time for Lucy too. And when Sandy went bye-bye, Mike used Lucy as a rebound, just like how she used Paulo as a rebound a couple chapters ago.
I feel bad for Lucy. She was rejected by a lot of people. The only ones she can really rely on are her pets and family.
I also feel bad for Mike for how Lucy did treat him. But if you guys looked back, she did mean things that ended up leading into competitions between them. It’s more like play fighting. Haven’t you guys ever seen kittens play fight? Anyways, my own opinion.
Wonderful job Taeshi! Hope you’re relaxing somehow
Gabria93 June 18, 2013, 10:29 PM EST.
As this continues, I can’t help but think that maybe it was Sandy that changed Lucy, she appeared to be less abusive to Mike before she arived, and when he came back to her, he still wished she was Sandy, and even confused their names sometimes.
Lucy strikes me as the type to hold grudges, so maybe this whole time, she’d been trying to show him how she felt when he left. And maybe he’ll realize that and honestly forgive her.
Lacarinus June 18, 2013, 10:56 PM EST.
I am happy. Yush I am. I am and ready to kick Mike’s ***
After how many pages of us all going through some emotional whack we FINALLY get to see Mike see that Lucy isn’t a Bitch all the time. She’s a girl, and most girls in high school, just like guys are going insane due to hormones. Oh wait that’s right Mike is a douche bag; forgot about that.
Anywho Im glad to see that Mike is actually opening his eyes for once, it will do him some good. Lucy isn’t some insanely rude, crude, bitch. She’s actually just very emotional, and out of whack. Why? Because Mike went insane on her. Im really crossing my fingers that he turns around, and by some luck see’s her room # & level on a paper, and runs to apologize. That. would be. an amazing. end. /not
We all know Mike is probably going to finish realizing he was an ***, wanna go back, decide not to, and then somewhere along the line Pualo kicks his ***.
Doodles June 18, 2013, 11:18 PM EST.
I think this is one of the most heart-warming sequences I’ve seen since the comic started…
Congrats Taeshi <3
Chicky June 18, 2013, 11:53 PM EST.
Some Guy June 19, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.
My heart was very heavy while clicking on the bookmark for this page but then something happened and my heart was filled with love lol
Kleitos June 19, 2013, 12:15 AM EST.
At last, an funny chapter =3
Anyway, this remember me to this song:
Amazing Deviot June 19, 2013, 12:49 AM EST.
Seriously, I don’t read the comments too much but I agree with absolutely everything you’re saying. Just FYI. *brofist*
It’s interesting to see even the team Mike people liking this. I personally have always been team Lucy, but you all do bring up valid points. But seriously, re-read December and tell me that wasn’t heartless. He was even a jerk in “Just Beautiful” with the whole “Maybe it’d be better if she just died” thing.
Doctergirl101 June 19, 2013, 1:08 AM EST.
MORE TORTURE MWAAHAHHAHAHA~
Aubi June 19, 2013, 1:20 AM EST.
Yay i love brick wall moments
DinR June 19, 2013, 1:35 AM EST.
Taeshi~ Stop messin’ with my feels
Cheshire Neko~ June 19, 2013, 1:37 AM EST.
Pure evil! SEE?!
Mike June 19, 2013, 2:13 AM EST.
I just can’t wait for the next few pages and chapters! I have a good feeling that after all this drama and suspense and heartache, Mike and Lucy will be better friends than ever after overcoming this huge obstacle. Who knows, maybe they will be MORE than friends.
Eeeeeeeeee I feel so hopeful and giddy!
SIGxMUNDx808 June 19, 2013, 3:29 AM EST.
sobbing loudly the next page is going to be a punch in the gut if it follows this pattern
his thoughts are getting warmer ;;
stuffnthat June 19, 2013, 4:03 AM EST.
Following is copied from forum to explain the situation…
Input: “Jasmine is breaking up with Paulo, true or false:” , JasmineIsBreakingUpWithPaulo ;
Input: “Paulo made up his mind to break up with Jasmine, true or false:” , PauloMadeUpHisMind ;
Input: “Mike’s Feeling, ‘confused mostly’ or ‘sadness and fear’:” , MikesFeeling ;
Let: MikexSandy:=”Keep Going”
If ((JasmineIsBreakingUpWithPaulo=”true”) and(PauloMadeUpHisMind=”true”))
Then Let: PauloxLucy:=”true”
Else Let: PauloxLucy:=”possible”
If MikesFeeling=”confused mostly”
Then Let: MikeAndLucy:=”The rebuilding friendship”
Else If MikesFeeling=”sadness and fear”
Let: MikeAndLucy:=”The love”
Let: MikexSandy:=”Breaking Up”
If MikexSandy=”Breaking Up”
Then Let: PauloxLucy:=”impossible”
Else If JasmineIsBreakingUpWithPaulo=”true”
Then Let: PauloxLucy:=”true”
Print: MikeAndLucy , ” between Mike and Lucy is highly possible.” ;
Print: “Paulo x Lucy relationship is ” , PauloxLucy , ”.” ;
Print: “For Mike x Sandy, ” , MikexSandy , ”.” ;
… Hope you understand.
Then, everything we need is a better programmer can do some further edit to put it in use.
Doctor Nuclear June 19, 2013, 4:49 AM EST.
@Doctergirl101 I actually am primarily a team lucy and yeah in a lot of ways mike was being heartless even if he did not realize it
TheGentleman June 19, 2013, 6:26 AM EST.
Flashforward 1-2 years: Lucy and Sandy are going to the same school or get matched together to duet through agencies, MikexLucy will slowly be happening by then and MikexSandy will be slowly fading. Mike will arrive at the end of one of their shows and have a flower(probably rose) and he will have to choose only one.
Psychic vision above.
Marik June 19, 2013, 6:43 AM EST.
Way to guilt-trip Mike… Even if he rebounds, it would be a sick love, always full of regret, cursed from the start. SO DON’T DO IT!
thedragon133 June 19, 2013, 7:32 AM EST.
That line of thinking is so cheesy.
Good thing i like cheese, but anyway.
I kinda like the way Taeshi set this page in motion. Its nice to know when you really think about something, maybe you weren’t in the right all along. Helps see the big picture and notice the good things that you miss about someone.
If only life was a comic…
Rawrz June 19, 2013, 7:33 AM EST.
My python is very rusty. I tried to make that program in python, but my output is always the same, regardless of the input.
JasmineIsBreakingUpWithPaulo = raw_input (“Jasmine is breaking up with Paulo, true or false: “)
PauloMadeUpHisMind = raw_input (“Paulo made up his mind to break up with Jasmine, true or false: “)
MikesFeeling = raw_input (“Mike’s Feeling, ‘confused mostly’ or ‘sadness and fear’: “)
MikexSandy = “Keep Going”
if JasmineIsBreakingUpWithPaulo is “true” and PauloMadeUpHisMind is “true” : PauloxLucy is “true”
else: PauloxLucy = “possible”
if MikesFeeling is “confused mostly” : MikeAndLucy = “The rebuilding friendship”
elif MikesFeeling is “sadness and fear” : MikeAndLucy is “The love” and MikexSandy is “Breaking Up”
if PauloxLucy is “possible”:
if MikexSandy is “Breaking Up” : PauloxLucy = “impossible”
elif JasmineIsBreakingUpWithPaulo is “true” : PauloxLucy = “true”
print MikeAndLucy , “between Mike and Lucy is highly possible.” ;
print “Paulo x Lucy relationship is” , PauloxLucy + “.” ;
print “For Mike x Sandy,”, MikexSandy + “.” ;
Any help would be appreciated.
Anonymous June 19, 2013, 8:01 AM EST.
I can’t wait for next page. Nooot. It’s going to be another flashback, I’m sure. Mike probably will need whole flashback arc to realise that he cares for Lucy.
“My python is very rusty. ”
Me thinks you should see the doctor about this. You know, the kind of doctor that is a nasty cases specialist.
Commander_Zero June 19, 2013, 8:23 AM EST.
Awwww cute. For the love of god Michael, do something now.
MECHEN DER KRIEGTÖRTILLEM June 19, 2013, 8:31 AM EST.
@Lislet Don’t be mistaken, she was abusive. Abuse isn’t always intentional, and it isn’t always obvious or radical. She was abusive, and Mike was submissive. She was a terrible person to Mike, make no mistake.
Now everyone saying Mike is literally Satan, picture spending what, 10 years of your life? Being verbally and physically harassed and abused, then one day you finally realise what’s been happening the whole time and why your life has been so hard, and you finally free yourself of that.
Then, people get upset at you for distancing yourself from the person who abused you daily, and the abuser gets all upset that you released all your pent-up tension and anger back at them, and starts feeling sorry for themselves.
Finally, you decide you are at the point where you might be able to re-establish a healthy relationship with the person, only to find out they’ve become so sorry for themselves and depressed that they’ve killed themselves, and you begin to feel sorry for them, but people are blaming you, when you were the original victim who soldiered on through far worse that they gave you.
Imagine the pure, unrestrained feeling of injustice you would feel that even after they had died, that person was still doing everything they could to ruin your life, and nobody around you cared enough about you to look at it from your perspective. Can you blame Mike for being a tad upset?
ChiefSlaya June 19, 2013, 8:32 AM EST.
@Lanny I bet it’s back to the tree, or what Mike would probably call the “Good old days”
Katias June 19, 2013, 9:17 AM EST.
Lucy, uhm. you’re lookin’ mighty short there.
@ChiefSlaya Satan 2013, Vote Mike ♥
melancholia June 19, 2013, 9:32 AM EST.
@ChiefSlaya Finally, someone else who isn’t hellbent on bashing Mike into the ground.
Insanity_Prevails June 19, 2013, 10:00 AM EST.
@Mechen HE’S TRYING TO.
Am I the only one who realizes that Mike just went halfway across town to see Lucy on the half-second assumption that she attempted suicide, which may not even be the case based on what we know?
Insanity_Prevails June 19, 2013, 10:03 AM EST.
From the looks of it, it appears Mike is thinking back farther and farther into the past him and Lucy share. The farther back he goes, it appears the nicer-ish Lucy becomes. I’m still on Mike’s side though. My idea of a friendship is definitely not how Lucy has treated Mike throughout the years. *shrugs* Mike and Lucy need to re-learn how to be real friends again. I think dating other people will possible help rekindle the friendship (Mike x Sandy, Paulo x Lucy).
No go on Mike, continue your flashback, and realize that maybe things aren’t as bad as they seem, and go forth and be friends (AND IGNORE LILY BECAUSE SHE RUINS EVERYTHING).
AngryBunny June 19, 2013, 10:04 AM EST.
@Anonymous: That is impossible. Because I almost have forgotten everything about programming, the program need further edit. I have to “run” it on paper instead, I am sure the flow chart can work.
Doctor Nuclear June 19, 2013, 10:06 AM EST.
weither or not this all started from either side mattered not lucy acting the way she was, was most likely just a defence mechisum that’d proteched her as time went on Mike was the one who became Sour thus putting this all into motion as she atempted to become nicer he became more mean and hateful towards her that’s what I believe I doubt lucy ment anything with the way she acted towards mike before hand I REALLY doubt it she wouldn’t of hung out with him as much and kept him close if she did
Anima June 19, 2013, 10:46 AM EST.
I like the colour changing.
It’s gonna go pink yet.
And he gonna realize something.
Looking forward to the final pages.
Kabooshka June 19, 2013, 10:56 AM EST.
oh boy here comes guilt trip!
That one person June 19, 2013, 12:47 PM EST.
aw… thats kinda sweet! i hope they’ll be back to being friends and compromise differences because of this!
warm up a little more, mike!! you’ve got it!!
farla June 19, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
That last face is just so adorable!
Sambo June 19, 2013, 2:12 PM EST.
I love all these colors to show the mood. :3
Shi-chan June 24, 2013, 2:00 PM EST.
Lucy is the biggest Tsundere ever!!!! Ugh so cute though.
Ariese August 29, 2014, 5:29 PM EST.
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