76. Leaving Home, page posted 7/5/13

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Veronica’s Commentary

David’s mother bakes cakes for every occasion.

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247 Reader Comments On This Page

Comment ID #252487

Welp, seems as if everything is falling apart for Michael. I wonder, if he had known this would happen, would he have done something else? Either way, though, it’s too late now. I guess he got both what he wanted and what he deserved.

@ Taeshi
Seriously, though, these characters aren’t gone forever, right? Right?

Nikita July 5, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #252488

Sue… She’s crying… =(
Suddenly, narrative line.
Gawd I lost my bet that David won’t be in this chapter…

LancelotOcelot July 5, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #252489

So sad :(

Elly123 July 5, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #252490

No! JUST NOOO!! ._.

Solaris July 5, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #252491

Aww David D:

Rune July 5, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #252492

All characters at once who are sad. MOOD CHANGE IS A GO

Idiotic Technology July 5, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #252493

How does it feel Mike?
See what you have done?

Tcj333 July 5, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #252494

Imagine how Jessica feels..

MerpMontsaa July 5, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #252495

Augustus… You too? I mean, i love you, but you know too?

Heaven July 5, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #252496

All hail our lord and savior, Lucy.

Anon-o-mis July 5, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #252497

@Nikita
You and your short comments that are later edited. So much effort into being the first comment x3

Stevum July 5, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #252498

DDDD:

I’m just sitting here waiting for confirmation that Lucy didn’t try to off herself, but I keep getting all this instead. *flails*

Moonsey July 5, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #252499

I hope they can all come back from this. I don’t want the rest of the comic to be all mopey and sad for another year. :(

daft_inquisitor July 5, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #252500

Aww feel so bad :c ._.

Bat with a Cat July 5, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #252501

Nope, no one cares for Lucy, right Mike ? ;)

B-Dawg July 5, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #252502

is that a sad david..? this.. this can not be! DAVID CAN NOT BE SAD! and sue is crying, what is this? D: how is this chapter happy at all?!

Whistleblower July 5, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #252503

I gotta say, seeing David with a giant cake in front of him made me laugh.

That’s probably how I would cope, too.

TrappedCats July 5, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #252504

I thought she was going to be fine? This seems like people reacting to an effective suicide. I’m confused :(

Christina July 5, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #252505

Well thats a nice looking cake right there…..But what the hell is the occasion?! I can’t think that David’s mom is heartless enough to celebrate Lucy being in the hospital with cake….is it David’s Birthday and we forgot about it and it just HAPPENS to be the day everyone is all depressed and no one can enjoy it and a -BREEEEEATH- I gotta calm down now.

Looks like everyone is feeling the hurt.

Edit: Reread Tae’s comment. Welp, I guess cake is an easy way to….deal with stuff….either to celebrate or to cope by eating delicious baked confectionary. Doesn’t seem like David is going to enjoy it as much as he usually would tho…..This really does suck.

And before anyone says “look at Mike, sitting in bed like a dope. He doesn’t care about Lucy. Hah, he got what he deserves.” Really…..really. While I understand the guy really needs to rethink his choices now, it doesn’t mean that he is a heartless monster. Obviously he is feeling the pain as much as anyone else. Maybe even worse so (besides paulo or, wait…maybe even moreso) Paulo is having a big ole cry about it, that should let some emotions out, but Mike…well you could say he is doing the same mistake as before: Holding it in, brooding about it. The guy really needs to fess up and get the guilt of his actions atleast a bit off his chest to help him cope better instead of roaming around, brooding and moping. So I would almost say Mike is feeling it just as bad as everyone else….its just not being openly expressed as the rest, OR LIKE PAULO WHO IS BAWLING AND BREAKING DOWN AT THE SEAMS.

Zionus July 5, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #252506

Even Augustus is thinking about Lucy right now. Every single person on this page misses Lucy(obviously in varying amounts). Lucy has touched their lives in some way and they all miss her. Even Jessica(who for some reason is not on this page) is probably missing Lucy very much. It’s like this chapter was designed for Mike to see how wrong he was when he said all those hurtful things in December. I’m loving it.

supertails19 July 5, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #252507

taeshi, you are the bane of stoics, how can we keep up our façade of uncaring aloofness in the face of such emotion and angst?(Hint: we can’t.)
and stop ripping on mike so much, this isn’t just his fault, it’s pretty much EVERYBODY’S fault
and there has still been no conformation on whether or not she actually tried to commit suicide

Curtis July 5, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #252508

I ahree with Christina there reacting as if she died… shes hurt and its sad and they may never see her again but still. im hopeing you guy have her show up in a the next page or two so we can at least get an idea if shes alive or not >_< even if its her looking out of her window and a friend walking by or something.

Ildum July 5, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #252509

@Christina Even though she ‘failed’ in her attempt, those type of actions have a rough impact on those around her. She also is moving away and no one even knows if they’ll see her again. Seems She was tied into everyone’s lives much more than Mike thought.

Fenfir July 5, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #252510

Going back to school is going to be SO MUCH FUN.

Amity July 5, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #252511

How long must we wait before we find out what actually happened? Also, it’s been maybe 10 minutes and less than 30 comments? You can’t ALL be that depressed right?

Kyuubi July 5, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #252512

I would cope David’s way. It is the ONLY way to cope.
Anyway, seeing Sue cry is horrible. I’ve seen most characters crying and sad, but not Sue, and she just gets me the most. I didn’t really realize how much she cared about Lucy. She is so rational and confident, I can’t stand it.

Maybe she and Alec will finally get together like they should.

Then again, those too seem to be just better as best friends.
If Lucy is really gone, I would love a bit more focus on Sue. I know she isn’t main, but maybe she can be made to be.

SUE ROCKS! Hope she feels better soon, if anyone.

Masonery July 5, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #252513

Seriously, what happened to lucy?! Please tell us! :question:

Frogglewhips July 5, 2013, 1:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #252514

It seems so, Mike. Let’s see…
Paulo breaks down and has to open up to someone. In this case, Rachel.
Daisy and Abbey comfort each other, and try to get their minds off of it. Probably to no avail.
Sue silently cries over the disappearance/loss of a close friend.
David’s mom makes him a cake to take his mind off it. Doesn’t seem to be working.
Lucy’s family is distraught, with her mother crying her heart out, with Jordan having already done so, while Sam is there for support. Her pets are in a similar way.
Augustus is up on a roof, possibly the same one Lucy was on earlier. Contemplating, I suppose.
Blur ditched home…where he went, no one knows.
And Mike…he already had a guilt trip, involving a quiet breakdown in the street, where he cried over what has happened and what he did.
So now the question is…what will they do now?

Oceanus92 July 5, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #252515

Well it apparently affects everyone.

Yxela007 July 5, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #252516

@kyuubi …yes…..yes we can

Curtis July 5, 2013, 1:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #252517

@Kyuubi There also may be some of us that take great pleasure in watching these children squirm. Heheheh, yesss….despair…..fall into utter despair…hehehehehe.

But I am not one of those people…..sad face. (No really, I’m not.)

Zionus July 5, 2013, 1:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #252518

@Stevum it’s not like people don’t do it
Grr Abbey and Daisy snuggle… Everyone is so saaaaaaaad.
I don’t like how Sue just sobs… Makes me sad that this pivotal event had to happen. It’s gonna be the waterhed for this story!

LancelotOcelot July 5, 2013, 1:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #252519

So….is she Dead?

Enigma July 5, 2013, 1:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #252520

….Augustus….?



*mind blown*

Isqi July 5, 2013, 1:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #252521

BUT WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENED TO LUCY?? D:

BTW I like this page a lot.

JustaSuta July 5, 2013, 1:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #252522

@Enigma: No…..why does everyone think Lucy is dead? LILY SAID SHE WOULD BE OUT IN A WEEK! Holy crap people, if you are gonna read this comic, atleast pay attention.

Zionus July 5, 2013, 1:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #252523

@Zionus
THANK YOU.
Seriously it’s not that hard…

Thatoneguy July 5, 2013, 1:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #252524

YEESSS YEESSS, let the guilt seep in to the core of your subconsciousness, FEEL it.

Atrava July 5, 2013, 1:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #252525

lol, okay I kind of understand what everyone else is doing, but what the hell is David doing.
Everyone is crying or huddling together to keep out the cold, but David has a cake with heart shapes on it and someone patting him on the head, but he still looks down?
Maybe it’s a vanilla cake, but he wanted a chocolate one instead. Well David, we can’t be winners all the time. Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet or the cake in this case.
It’s too bad Sue has to get caught up in this crap storm. She seems like the only straight sailing person to me. Everybody else just seems too busy with barking and biting to do any actual thinking.

Blank On Purpose July 5, 2013, 1:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #252526

COME ON WHAT NO EVEN DAVID IS SAD.

I really want to know at least what happened because she can’t be dead, so what exactly is going on??

WellSnap July 5, 2013, 1:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #252527

David’s mom: “Happy Lucy tried to kill herself but failed Day, my little Davey~!”

Redneck July 5, 2013, 1:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #252528

@Blank On Purpose
David was in the mood for a strawberry pie.

Also Sue tried to help Lucy in various ways, BUT THEN Mike came along with his BRILLIANT decisions.

Long story short, yadda yadda yadda , and here we are.

Vito July 5, 2013, 1:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #252529

-glitched doublepost-

Vito July 5, 2013, 1:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #252530

Angst city - Population : All the characters !

Geeflakes July 5, 2013, 1:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #252531

@Blankonpurpose: I think David’s mom has always had a tendency to get her son’s mind off of stuff with sweet sugary goodness. Aced the tryouts and got into the baseball team? Cake!~
Found a really cute girl and starting to take her out? Celebrate with Cake!~
A friend nearly killed herself or something and is now in the hospital? Take your mind off it with CAKE!~
Cake! its the answer to all of life’s problems. Anyways, thats the impression I got from Tae’s comment about the cake. Wouldn’t say she is a bad mom…..but that may be the only way she knows to help her son. Sad.

Zionus July 5, 2013, 1:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #252532

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID!……………… oh sorry….

Huh? July 5, 2013, 1:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #252533

The biggest question is what McCain is doing right now.

Shiloh July 5, 2013, 1:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #252534

Did she try to kill herself?

Defiancer July 5, 2013, 1:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #252535

@Nikita: Lucy has not been written off. We will see her again, but it will take time. Lucy needs to heal(Physically and emotionally, but emotionally more than anything) and after everything that Lucy has been through, I don’t expect her to walk out of the hospital 100% healed and I hope you don’t feel the same way because I don’t want to see you disappointed. Lucy may look alright on the outside, but on the inside she is hurting and that kind of pain does not get wiped out with one hospital visit.

I want to add this here for your peace of mind: LUCY IS NOT DEAD. Sorry it’s that I’m staring at a comment that is asking if Lucy is dead when Taeshi has stated in the past that she would not kill off her own characters. Blur is of course a special case since he could easily fly away from his troubles… I’m pretty sure Lucy can’t and from that roof top scene it’s clear that she knows flight is impossible for her without a plane or any other aircraft.

@Enigma: Lucy is in the hospital and if you paid attention you’d know when she is getting out. Go read Breaking Up from when Mike gets off the bus in front of the hospital. Keep reading and don’t ignore Lily.

@Defiancer: No, LUCY IS NOT DEAD. *calmly* Please go read Breaking Up again and this time do not ignore Lily. She has valuable information you need to hear about Lucy.

@Wellsnap: Well, Lucy is currently in the hospital and even if nobody knew about that, they would still be sad about the fact that they will never see Lucy again because her room has been cleared out and she is supposed to be moving away. Now you know why everyone is sad.

supertails19 July 5, 2013, 1:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #252536

@Shiloh: Checking off his checklist of events to come. McCain saw it aaaallll coming miles away…but kept quiet about it. That will teach em to tell McCain to shut it! hehehehe

Zionus July 5, 2013, 1:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #252537

DAVID IS SAD!?!? THERE’S NO HOPE FOR HUMAINTY!!!!! ;_;

TheX400096 July 5, 2013, 1:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #252538

@Christina: Lucy is MOVING AWAY. Quite likely, none of them will even have been able to say goodbye to her besides her own family. Plus since Paulo seems to know Mike was the cause of her depression, it is possible that some of the others have also learned that. Also, they wouldn’t have known she had depression before and not noticing your friend was depressed can strike quite a blow and be very upsetting because you then feel like you failed them.

Moogle July 5, 2013, 1:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #252539

This page. I adore this page and everything about it. Also, it’s the perfect page to have on a friday, it’s not a cliffhanger and it’s very satisfying.

MissShellGiraffe July 5, 2013, 1:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #252540

@Zionus: SHUT IT MCCAIN SUPPORTER.

Nah, just kidding. McCain is alright, I just found that an opportune moment to try to be funny. XD

Moogle July 5, 2013, 1:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #252541

Aww everyone looks so sad-AUGUSTUS <33333

Even David looks sad ;m;
And Sue is even crying grjehfbzjsu
The only other time I remember her crying was at Acapulco when Mike “died”

I just want to see how this plays out oh my god

shaaa July 5, 2013, 1:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #252542

The moment i saw that cake, I was all like “I want to steal that cake”. But then I thought about it, and felt really bad. I’m sorry David, I’m a terrible person :( .

Also, I’m wondering how differently December would have gone if Mike had held his tongue. I gotta say, its Mike and Paulo I feel bad for the most at the moment.

Subaru July 5, 2013, 1:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #252543

I think they all feel sorry right now. Sorry for not noticing the problem before it got too bad, sorry for not caring enough. I don’t say they should have only thought of Lucy this whole time and started wondering where she was every time she’s offscreen, but what kind of reaction did they have?
Lucy doesn’t appear at Tessa’s parties? Whatever, she’s probably too busy being a bitch. Lucy stops attending school and only shows up for the play? What a slacker, she’s totally gonna fail the year. Serves the lazy bitch right. Those don’t sound like nice words to you now, do they? Because otherwise you better stop pretending to care. That would make me sick.

HIC July 5, 2013, 1:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #252544

I hope lucy don’t die or i will flip a table.

Silverope July 5, 2013, 2:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #252545

-reaches out-
Come huggles, Sue ;; …It looks like her play didn’t work at all because she’s just looking at it…WHILE CRYING.

Sheichii July 5, 2013, 2:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #252546

I didn’t expect Augustus at all.

Knux-the-Killer July 5, 2013, 2:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #252547

@Knux-the-Killer: We didn’t expect Augustus to be here, but we can certainly enjoy his company ;).

supertails19 July 5, 2013, 2:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #252548

Aannnndddddd….there’s Augustus. Called it.

Jera July 5, 2013, 2:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #252549

Our god is dead and we have killed her

ChalupaFairy July 5, 2013, 2:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #252550

@Blank-On-Purpose , @Zionus

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comfort_food

rylasasin July 5, 2013, 2:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #252551

@Rylasasin: Thank you. :3 probably should have said Comfort food in the first place.

Zionus July 5, 2013, 3:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #252552

I hope we get to see a little bit more sadness out of Mike in the final few pages. Not because I hate him, but It would be nice to see he still cares. I hope for this comic to find a happy ending. I feel it deserves one. After all the years of heart ache, and pain, a sweet ending would make it all worth it. Maybe a tale of redemption for Mike? The majority of people here loved the idea of MikexLucy in the beginning pages of the comic, and maybe with the right type of story telling, they could grow to love it again.

BornAgain July 5, 2013, 3:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #252553

Augustus is secretly smiling behind camera view. It was all a part of his master plan, just like when he manipulated daisy. He works for those guys that mike and Lucy beat up and he’s getting their revenge. Mark it down. I’m officially calling it.

Jared sheep July 5, 2013, 3:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #252554

and then Lucy burst out from Dave’s Cake.

How did she fit you ask

Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey

Russia July 5, 2013, 3:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #252555

Paulo: And I’ll never be with Lucy now!
Rachel: Don’t worry babe, I’ll be your Lucy tonight.

Daisy: Just put it in here.
Abbey: Like this?
Daisy: No, wait, let me do it.

Sue: My Paulo/Lucy fanfic is now ruined!

David’s Mom: Don’t worry dear just eat your sadness away.
David: But mom, I feel depressed and stuff.
David’s Mom: EAT THE SADNESS!

Lucy’s Mom: There a no more pudding cups! None!

Augustus: Hmm, I think I’ll have tacos for dinner tonight.

xlk July 5, 2013, 3:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #252556

Like I said before: This town in its entirety is burning in flames, and may even spread beyond (by her -> :D ). A probable chain reaction on a national scale.
Even if it is all saved by the time Lucy’s final week is over, at least one thing will no longer be the same.

ResidentEddy July 5, 2013, 3:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #252557

Nooooooooooooooooooooo! It can’t end like this!

Furball July 5, 2013, 3:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #252558

Poor Davey ;w;

Genni! July 5, 2013, 3:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #252559

Poor David :( all sad….

Laguhez July 5, 2013, 3:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #252560

Well, I guess that’s a good page to end the week ._.

Laufente July 5, 2013, 3:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #252561

Right now Augustus is thinking “Perhaps sitting on the snow with no pants on wasn’t such a smart idea…”

Dee July 5, 2013, 3:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #252562

Oh god this page brought the most of feels to me, more than any other. Seeing everyone sad, especially David really made this. It can’t end like this, there’s no way. I’m really interested to find out what happened to Lucy, I wonder how everything will unfold, hmm.. ._.

Dave July 5, 2013, 3:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #252563

So much depression :/

eagle July 5, 2013, 3:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #252564

When David is sad. Doesn’t get more depressing than this.

7 July 5, 2013, 4:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #252565

Even David was QQ. Commentary for this page made me lol

naAr July 5, 2013, 4:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #252566

I wonder how Jessica’s coping? :O

bunnyclub July 5, 2013, 4:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #252567

Really, he SHOULD call Sandy. The act is done, it’s over, and Mike’s got the worst to deal with of anyone. I mean, Sandy might feel bad too, which is probably why he’s so far restraining (what if he completely stops talking to her out of guilt and fear that she too will judge him?) but.. he needs something happy in his life, or… ughhh.

Hazel July 5, 2013, 4:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #252568

Honestly, why are people still blaming this on Mike?

Did he over react and hurt her? Yes. But he knows he shouldn’t of said those things as viciously and has apologized and wanted to start a new.

Lucy, on the other hand gets dumped, by her childhood friend and then DROPS ‘everyone’, Paulo, Daisy, Abbey, none of them mattered to her since Mike tore into her. She was depressed, but from one teenage boy {Who by the way: Was in a relationship when she said ‘I love you’ and she KNEW it!} she pretty much acted like she couldn’t be friends with them anymore.

Then after all this, she tries…’something’ of which we’re not told what yet. If she actually tried to off herself, I’m blaming her for all this. She did this when Mike went to restore a bombed bridge{that he bombed, but still} and wanted to try and apologize for it. Lucy didn’t even care what her friends, or even her own family, would go through doing this. Again, if this is what happened and I’m sure its whats being implied, but we’ve yet to see any actual proof. For all we know she might’ve just had an allergic reaction to shellfish or something.

Blackfox July 5, 2013, 4:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #252569

D: Oh my god my poor precious babies please don’t cry (actually Mike should be crying right now but since he just had an emotional realization about Lucy I’ll leave him be for now)! Also, I get that David’s mom is trying to cheer him up, but that cake is just going to taste bittersweet to him.
Ahhh, adorable little babies trying to cheer up by cuddling! ;_; If only they were doing so under different circumstances…
Also, I think Sue really really needs someone to comfort. Paulo’s got that covered for him by nice Rachel but she’s just bawling by herself. :(

Trickfrance July 5, 2013, 4:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #252570

Everyone’s either upset about Lucy leaving or busy hating Mike.
I’m just sitting here wondering what Carter is doing.

Rae July 5, 2013, 4:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #252571

Davids mom is in fact Johns Dad in disguise ((or the other way round))

Freindly Homestuck July 5, 2013, 4:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #252572

I’ve just noticed something. There hasn’t been at least one insightful comment in the last three chapters. :/ You know, the comments with the star next to the commenters’ names. Plenty of BCI members, though.

Gate-Senpai July 5, 2013, 4:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #252573

where is Lucy daddy?

Sanchan July 5, 2013, 4:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #252574

David has been missing a lot lately. I know TEH DRAMA is center stage, but that doesn’t mean his character has no part to play. He deserves a chance to contribute to the plot. :/

Solvek July 5, 2013, 4:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #252575

Oh got it. Lucy is going with her dad. There’s something kinda sad about seeing Augustus in the same spot Lucy was on New years. I think that’s Susan’s play right next to her. Jessica is the only one missing. Where is she?

Gabria93 July 5, 2013, 4:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #252576

David’s mom: “Something terrible has happened to Lucy? I need to start making a cake for David!”

Chinatsu July 5, 2013, 4:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #252577

daisy and abbey sad snuggles are the best snuggles

Rachel Peculiar July 5, 2013, 4:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #252578

It’s obvious that Lucy isn’t dead, hurt, or otherwise indisposed. It was clear way back that she was leaving somewhere and had no choice in the matter. The question is why and where.

NobodyxNobody July 5, 2013, 5:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #252579

It look like Abby is lifting the blanket to check his erection.

Fluffy July 5, 2013, 5:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #252580

Even Augustus ;_;

vivitv July 5, 2013, 5:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #252581

also , isn’t augustus sitting where lucy was sitting when he thought she was going to jump off the building :O

vivitv July 5, 2013, 5:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #252582

did you notice sue is looking at the play she wrote specifically for those two to bring them both together? in the end, even that didnt help

christ July 5, 2013, 5:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #252583

Oh, ‘sup Augustus, how you feel’n ‘bout all this? Hope we get to find out. ;)

Anon-Anon July 5, 2013, 5:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #252584

@Oceanus92: That’s a good question, Oceanus.

We’ll have to wait and see :(

Chocothunda July 5, 2013, 5:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #252585

I wish my mom made cake at every occasion *jealous*

hi132435 July 5, 2013, 5:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #252586

This clears so much up.

crazyjake56 July 5, 2013, 5:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #252587

When I first saw David looking down at the cake (somewhat miserably, I would say), my first thought was that after seeing her son feeling so down, David’s mother baked him a cake in order tto make him feel better. She was patting him on the head in a, “there, there” way to suggest that whatever was bothering Dave couldn’t have been THAT bad.

Sire July 5, 2013, 5:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #252588

So unlike what micheal predicted, he left, and they all stayed with Lucy.

Tksweetsauce July 5, 2013, 5:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #252589

is this goin 2 be one of those
5 years later Lucy returns thing?

2shy July 5, 2013, 6:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #252590

Fun Fact: Girls are more likely to consider suicide and/or fail to go through with it when they try, but guys are less likely to consider it, but when they do it, they usually don’t fail.

Anon July 5, 2013, 6:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #252591

:unsure: im beginning to doubt myself.
What “if” Lucy is really dead? I mean im sure being a man character she wouldn’t be totally wiped out like that. :question: It just wouldn’t make sense.. I mean Mike is still the male ‘lead’ in this comic, but we need Lucy. It wouldn’t be Bittersweet Candy Bowl without her. It wouldn’t be Bittersweet. ._. My glob im freaking out now, I mean come on.. this slow, agonizing process or waking up everyday and waiting about 5 hours for the next page to come out. Then wondering, where did I go wrong with my thought process. D: Was there something I didn’t factor in!? COULD LUCY BE ****ING DEAD!? ;_; D:
THIS WAITING . DAY IN. DAY OUT. IM LOOSING MY HOPE IN M OWN SANITY. :x WHAT IF I’VE LOST IT ALREADY?! :unsure:
fuc3r;obfn3;oij3bnfr I give up. Im going to go over into a corner and die. slowly. painfully. waiting.

Doodles July 5, 2013, 6:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #252592

@Doodles Lucy isn’t dead sheesh. Lily said she would be out of the hospital in a week.
Calm down for crying out loud.

Shaaa July 5, 2013, 6:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #252593

I love that Daisy and Abbey are supporting each other - they are probably my favourite pairing - A relationship based on trust and support.
Abbey helps Daisy’s confidence and encourages her, and Daisy has supported Abbey through everything. I just love how they’re both intelligent and seem to bring out the best in each other.

Ramona July 5, 2013, 6:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #252594

> Starts 5-day weekday schedule to alleviate cliff-hangers
> Makes entire comic one giant cliff-hanger

Oh you troll Taeshi 8-)

I honestly can’t remember the last time David was sad. Has that even happened before?

Masket July 5, 2013, 6:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #252595

@Mentally-Insane-Doodles, Lucy is in the second to last panels so So don’t worry. Just take a deep breath and relax.

Also Augustus isn’t sad, he’s just lost and enjoying the view

And finally, are Abbey and Daisey in a bed together?

Misanthrope July 5, 2013, 6:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #252596

Ok so this page is probably my favorite so far. I love all of the panels but they also make me feel so sad. Poor Sue, she is crying all alone. And at first I thought that it was David’s birthday or something, I felt awful for him.
My favorite panel over all is the last one. Augustus is sitting on the roof right where Lucy was before when he thought she was going to jump. I feel as if they have an odd connection. When ever they were having a conversation I always felt like there was a chemistry that she didn’t have with any of the other characters.
Can’t wait for more!

@Misanthrope That is Lucy’s mom, not Lucy.

Kay-Felis July 5, 2013, 6:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #252597

when i saw Augustus, i nearly flew out of my seat.

He’s coping…

Jay July 5, 2013, 6:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #252598

I’m very sad, Lucy’s going away and they’re losing a good friend. ._. ;_;

Keyblade Dragon July 5, 2013, 6:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #252599

IS LUCY DYING!? OR DEAD D8

Kitteh July 5, 2013, 6:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #252600

Goodbye Blur *sniff* *sniff* *sob* *cry* ;_;
Welcome to America Taeshi!

KJ July 5, 2013, 7:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #252601

@ Kitteh
PLEASE LISTEN TO LILY IN “BREAKING UP”.

Sheichii July 5, 2013, 7:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #252602

Other than Taeshi actually presenting it, there is no way I’m gonna buy the idea that Lucy’s coming out of that hospital in a week’s time in a casket. But it doesn’t look like they’re sharing the same sentiments. This is a first for me to see them all like this at the same time. It’s been done before individually, but in unison? I feel like joining them in crying. But not mourning. Because until Lucy shows up again, I won’t accept the fact that she’s dead.

In fact, when she does, first thing I’d like to know above all else is why? Could have been an accident (it’s still a possibility, even if some of the earlier pages or other comment theories suggest otherwise), but if it were intentional, why, after this?

So far, that’s really the only thing that’s keeping me convinced. I just really want to see them at least make up for last December. ;_;

Prius July 5, 2013, 7:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #252603

Quite agree what Mike said.

HongKat July 5, 2013, 7:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #252604

Oh god Lucy’s mother and brothers are crying :c

Kayla July 5, 2013, 7:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #252605

Just 3 more cat’s to here the news. Jessica is going to KILL MIKE

JustSomeCritic July 5, 2013, 7:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #252606

mmm ‘your friend is in the hospital cake’ my favourite

L. C. July 5, 2013, 7:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #252607

I suddenly realized that Sue is looking at her script, she did it to help Lucy and Mike but it failed hence why she is crying.

Grimseer July 5, 2013, 7:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #252608

I don’t think that Lucy attempted suicide.

She suffered a lot of stress, and that can cause diseases like gastritis. She could have suffered a bad case of if and needed to be attended in the hospital; remember that she threw up at December at Mike’s place.

Don’t be so pessimist or have Lucy in such a bad position. Taeshi answered on her formspring that she was trying to change for the best before the events in December. Plus, she didn’t jump from the school’s roof.

Yes, I bet that she got a disease because of the emotional stress she is suffering.

Teh Lvy! July 5, 2013, 7:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #252609

@Teh Lvy! You know, that actually sounds pretty explainable. But I’m still sticking with the attempted suicide theory! 8-D

Anyway, this entire comic is starting to pluck at my heartstrings. First Mike flat out rejects Lucy, then I find out that Abbey’s mom is dead from abuse, then Paulo and Jasmine break up, then Lucy tries to kill herself, and finally, Lucy, one of my favorite characters, is going on hiatus for I don’t know how many chapters. Jesus, that’s a lot to take in. D:

Rocky July 5, 2013, 8:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #252610

Augustus is just like I’m cool with that ;)(inside I’m crying)

ComicGuy July 5, 2013, 8:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #252611

@ComicGuy I know! That’s just one of the reasons of why this guy —> ;) is one of my favorite antiheroes of all time.

Rocky July 5, 2013, 8:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #252612

BUT WILL SHE ACTUALLY LIVE!!!?

@ComicGuy Believe it or not, I can be EXACTLY the same way. But I’m even more bada** because I don’t sit on the edge of a bridge or anything while I’m doing that. Instead I’m usually doing some sort of task at the same time, such as writing (in which case I’m usually writing about what is making me feel that way, or using that emotion to my advantage to get across the right mood in my writing), working at my job, watching a video, reading a webcomic like this one, etc, so you’d almost never know I was feeling bad inside. Best part is, when I’m asked, I can cover it up like it was nothing. I’ve even done it at funerals, although I have yet to go to a funeral for someone I had a strong connection to. Heck, this is probably going to sound kinda cruel of me, but due to knowing that death is a part of life, when I got a text stating that my great grandma had died, I was basically like “Oh, okay then. No more visits to her house. Do we get her typewriter? I really love that thing.”

I'll Eat Yourself July 5, 2013, 8:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #252613

This all makes NO sense =/

So Lucy is in the hospital, and everyone’s crying like she’s gone forever. But no, she’ll be fine in a week. Okay, so she doesn’t have these people visiting her?

I mean, every theory has a gaping hole in it. Yeah you’d be shaken if someone tried to off themselves but why is her room empty? If she’s actually dead, why did Lily say she’ll be fine? If she took the job why is the hospital involved and why is everyone so sad???

TOO MANY QUESTIONS D= and all we get in the meantime is this sort of moping around the issue. Omg do something already >

Deadly-Bagel July 5, 2013, 8:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #252614

Gawshdangit 2 more pages to go, maybe we get some meaningful and sensemaking thingers in the nextcoming days >__< !

Nexus July 5, 2013, 8:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #252615

@Deadly-Bagel I might not have the true answer for your question, but I think I could help you out. First off, Lucy’s family has been very protective over her since December, so maybe they wanted to move away so that her so-called friends wouldn’t bother her again. Secondly, Lucy may have attempted to take her own life. But, at the last minute, she decided that her life was worth more then just Mike’s friendship. So, maybe she injured herself during her self-harming. Finally, if you paid attention during the last chapter, you will clearly see Lucy refusing that opportunity for a music carrier, seeing how her life will had no meaning to her now. It might not be right, but I hope you get the answers you deserve. 8-)

Rocky July 5, 2013, 8:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #252616

Lucy…. she’s not dead, right? She’s gonna be okay…. right? :(

NBbowler July 5, 2013, 8:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #252617

If you try to blame Lucy for her own suspected suicide attempt, you are an incredibly stupid person, and an ******* too.

Pokelova July 5, 2013, 9:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #252618

I was really hoping that Paulo and Lucy would get together.

Me Man July 5, 2013, 9:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #252619

@Pokelova I don’t blame Lucy for her attempt. To me, there are several reasons for her suicide. Mike rejecting her love, Paulo not being fateful to her, Mike calling her a parasite and saying that no one will ever love her for who she truly is, and Lucy’s family deciding to move away from Roseville, cutting her off from all of her friends. ._.

Rocky July 5, 2013, 9:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #252620

@Pokelova

Well, actually….
No.

I’ll help you along, though. Name the character who harbored a feeling of deep love towards another character for most of her life and expressed this sentiment via physical violence and verbal abuse.

Bluecaptain July 5, 2013, 9:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #252621

so there is no scene of what or how she did anything

Acidarms July 5, 2013, 10:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #252622

I’m confused…I thought she was hurt but would be okay and is in the hospital, but everyone’s acting as if she died. Which is it?

And what exactly happened to Lucy? To make her end up in the hospital? She seemed ok a chapter ago. What did she do??

Wolfy July 5, 2013, 10:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #252623

Five dollars says Lucy had an operation to fix her hearing. If you remember back in November or December she was came down stairs at her house and said something to the effect that “I don’t have any choice in this, do I?” She isn’t dead. Chill out.

NobodyxNobody July 5, 2013, 10:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #252624

I wanted to cry when I say sue crying :(

blehblehbleh! July 5, 2013, 10:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #252625

Yay Augustus! Lucy might be gone (for now), but at least one of my favorite characters showed up. I hope we get to see more of him soon. It would be interesting if Mike ran into him to see what, if anything, he’d say to Mike about this whole situation. Maybe we’d even find out what he and Lucy ended up talking about ( if anything) that night he found her on the roof top. Though I doubt any of that would happen… But a girl can dream.

I just hope we get some answers soon. The story feels so slow right now… At least in my opinion.

Lunacy July 5, 2013, 10:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #252626

@Lunacy I hope so too… :x

Rocky July 5, 2013, 11:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #252627

Lucy’s not dead
right?

Shoop-a-doop July 5, 2013, 11:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #252628

Wow! Is that a David that has ear fur?

Tracks July 5, 2013, 11:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #252629

Micheal, I Hope you go die. I hope you Die and Burn forever in a Fiery Doom known as hell!

Kenzie Decker July 5, 2013, 11:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #252630

I’ve been trying to reserve judgement and conclusion until things seemed a bit clearer … But this is starting to get unnerving :( What if Lucy just couldn’t handle things anymore, and did something drastic? What if she had a mental breakdown that’s left her essentially disabled for the time being? Too many questions, not enough answers … :/

DPhyreROX July 5, 2013, 11:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #252631

…you know…I was just thinking. About Lucy’s current situation. And I think I have another possible theory as to what happened with her. Yeah, I know we’re taking a break from Lucy for a little bit, but I just felt like throwing this out there.
This is assuming she didn’t try suicide. Because as we saw, she didn’t do it earlier in ‘Ten Seconds to Midnight’, although that may have been because of the play coming up. Anyways…
Back in ‘December’…Mike, while tearing into Lucy, basically said that other people, even her friends, would never love her for who she was underneath, and that people would only ever like her because she had good looks. Now, given how much she took in and accepted of what Mike said (no one else really likes you, Paulo doesn’t love you, you’re a parasite, etc) one would imagine that she would believe this statement as well, like the others. Now, what could one do about that? For the others, she just stayed away from everyone, and if they tried to interact with her, she would just play along, thinking they didn’t actually care about her. But what could she do about this? The answer was simple.
Make herself ugly.
She couldn’t do it before the play, because then people would react. No, this would have to happen afterwards. Sometime, say…the night or morning after the play. She would be leaving then, anyways, and we can assume most of her stuff was already taken out or moved, so they wouldn’t bother her later about any last-minute packing or something. So in that time, she took care of that last problem. Her beauty.
How? Who knows. Maybe a knife, or her claws, to carve away at her flesh.
Maybe fire, to burn away her fur and skin, and disfigure herself.
Blunt objects to bruise and batter herself, leaving her body trashed.
Perhaps even some combination or other implements. Either way, the result was the same.
She would be damaged goods. Scarred, burned, disfigured…ugly, painful to look at. So then in her new place, no one would be like those here.
No one would like her for her looks alone, or even at all.
Of course, there was another result from this. Because, similar to attempted suicide or possibly even more so, she would be in dire need of medical attention. At a hospital, perhaps. Because when her family would wake up, and they would see her…what else would they do?
And on her family, it even makes some sense, given how they (Jordan and Lily) reacted concerning Mike. If Lucy tried to commit suicide, that would be partially Mike’s fault. But the blame would be on others as well, like her friends, and her situation at the time. (About to move away and whatnot) But as stated earlier, Mike had told her people would only like her for her looks. That was all him. And the way her family spoke to him made it sound like it was all on him. Heck, Jordan even literally said “It’s all your fault, you know…” So if this was the case, and it’s a case of massive physical scarring, it actually kinda makes sense. Lucy had already taken steps concerning the other things Mike said to her…this was the last one before she left.
So yeah. That’s my theory as to what’s going on with Lucy. Any thoughts?

Oceanus92 July 5, 2013, 11:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #252632

@ blackfox

The reason Lucy ‘dropped’ her other friends is because when Mike told her no one had ever really liked her or been her friend, and that she could never be loved for who she was, she BELIEVED HIM. He was her only friend, all her trust was in him even after he grew distant, and so she took what he said at face value.

IF what he said was indeed true, that was actually probably the most mature decision, to separate herself and not be a ‘parasitic burden’ on everyone else.

Lexicon July 5, 2013, 11:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #252633

i think that even a cake wonth help in this case :(

rex July 5, 2013, 11:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #252634

You see what you cause micheal?…

Tensa zangetsu July 6, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #252635

Hold up! I just had an epiphany.

Do you guys remember Alejandro, that cat that tried to rape Lucy back in the old days? He said that he will have his revenge on Mike and Lucy some day, which probably means killing them. What if Alejandro somehow snuck in to Lucy’s house after the play and tried to kill her in her sleep. She woke up right before he made the final blow and fought back. Alejandro fatally injured her right before escaping. Her family finds her on the ground, bleeding to death, soon after and drove her to the hospital that night. Jordan somehow hears about her last run in with the rapist and blames Mike for bringing a murderer over her head. This will probably mean that Lucy’s family will move away to gain distance from Alejandro and her friends. :)

Rocky July 6, 2013, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #252636

THE GUILT.

Crazy July 6, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #252637

Dam man are you ****in kidding? Yeah everyone has their own way of coping but judging by Paulo’s reactions his coping will probably be cutting or beating the **** out of Mike. Yeah I agree Mike gets what’s coming from Paulo when it happens but until then I’d really like to see how his *** copes…
And
Dear Mike,
You are a total ****ing ***** that failed to realize that over the past, oh I don’t know since the ****ing BEGINNING Lucy has loved YOU but your ******* kept going back to that bitch Sandy who you never ****ing see! If I was Paulo I would be beating your ***! It is your ****ing fault! You say she’s a bad person and ugly underneath. The only one that’s ugly is YOU. You kept breaking her heart and she still came back to you hoping and praying you would love her! She didn’t know how to express her love and you treat her like ****. So you know what? **** You. I am no longer on your side and you can now go and be the ******* that you are… You just be lucky you’re not a real person or I would have killed your *** by now.
Your now worst enemy,
Tails
Oh and @Chinastu
I love your name, are you from yuri yuri?

Tails July 6, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #252638

@Rocky
No bro, you misunderstand. She tried to commit suicide.

Ninja Kraken July 6, 2013, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #252639

Also, kind of interesting how the last chapter was called “Breaking Up” and this one is called “Leaving Home”, since it seems that Lucy’s attempted suicide, which affected all of them, caused them to break off from one another, and leave the home, as it were, of their friendships.

Also, it doesn’t really seem like any of them have an effective way of coping. Mike, Sue, and Lucy’s family, being more in touch with the realities of it, simply become depressed. David, being the slower and more blissful member of the group, seeks to distract himself. Paulo, who sought Rachel before during stressful times now looks to her again, even though she’s probably not the best; it seems he seeks out one girl when he has problems with another. Abbey and Daisy lean on one another and shift away from the group, but both are seriously affected. Finally, Augustus weathers the storm by being withdrawn and detached, just as he’s always been.

Ninja Kraken July 6, 2013, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #252640

If you’re wondering where Jessica is, she’s standing outside Lucy’s window holding a boombox

Ragglefraggle July 6, 2013, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #252641

THAT’S LUCY. I KNEW SHE’S NOT DEAD. I KNEW IT. XD

Jupi July 6, 2013, 1:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #252642

*Growls at Mike* But is that lucy in the bottom middle whos crying? Im just making sure it is.

NiraLightshine July 6, 2013, 1:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #252643

That’s Lucy’s mum omg, not Lucy

Eggs July 6, 2013, 1:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #252644

@Ninja Kraken You know what? I actually thought that she actually killed herself and corrected myself soon after I posted that message. I just thought we needed a different theory other then the suicide theory. :unsure:

Rocky July 6, 2013, 1:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #252645

Also, this page… Just… ;_;

Rocky July 6, 2013, 1:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #252646

Geesh was a honest question, didnt need a ********* response..

NiraLightshine July 6, 2013, 1:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #252647

In times like these, I think back to the song by the Great Sachmo, “What a Wonderful World”

seems fitting, wouldn’t you agree? or is that… awkward?

SOGx-ray July 6, 2013, 2:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #252648

well, my way is waiting till everyone in the apartment are asleep so I can go crying on the bed, and cutting myself.

G-HAZE July 6, 2013, 2:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #252649

That is perhaps the worst time to have cake…

Randompyro July 6, 2013, 3:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #252650

I was just reading back some old chapters, Last panel Augustus is exactly identical to last panel Lucy in 10 Seconds to Midnight. I wonder what they spoke about when she got off the roof…..

We need more Augustus!

Isqi July 6, 2013, 3:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #252651

I STILL don’t get it. HOW did Lucy ended up in hospital? Why? She didn’t jump from the roof.

It seems like everyone except me figured out what happened

Jane Lon July 6, 2013, 4:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #252652

People seem to forget these guys are still just kids. Mike’s actions were immature and thoughtless but he’s hardly at an age where he’s reflexive enough to consider the ramifications of his words. Kids make mistakes and do stupid things. It’s part of growing up.
As for Lucy, there’s not a lot to be said until we find out exactly what happened to her. She’s not old enough yet to deal with rejection and resentment like this in a mature manner, and her personality issues don’t seem to be making things any easier either.

I still think this is part of a plot by Alejandro and his thugs. Augustus got a fair bit of info out of Lucy, perhaps he figured out how deeply her dependence on Mike runs and how much damage could be done by making it seem like she attempted suicide by Mike’s actions, which he was well aware of. Maybe she was beaten up by one of the brutes and her family is moving her away under the impression it was someone she knew. Just feels like actual attempted suicide is far too convenient to the plot…

ljudet July 6, 2013, 4:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #252653

WHAT DID SHE DO DAMMIT D:<

Ryan July 6, 2013, 5:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #252654

Lucy’s oldest brother, tall-guy-whats-his-name doesn’t seem to live with the rest of the family, maybe Lucy is going to live with him now?

daft_inquisitor July 6, 2013, 6:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #252655

Well hey, his prediction came true.

StushiJaguar July 6, 2013, 6:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #252656

This is my first comment on this web comic, and I am a bit nervous but I just wanted to say that this comic has helped me a lot, and this page, so far, has been my favorite. I love how one can read the emotion in each of the character’s panels. However, I also wanted to thank Taeshi for the comic and it’s characters. I have been in the same state as Lucy, where I just didn’t want to be a burden on anyone anymore, and the opinion of one person crushed me into thinking I was nothing. I never acted upon it, and that only upset me more, as time went on. I am slowly opening up about it to my parents. When I saw Lucy trying to move on, when she didn’t jump, I made the choice to move on as well. I don’t blame any of the other characters for Lucy leaving. I just hope that she will be ok, and that one day I will get to see her happy with who she is. This might be the last time I comment, so thank you, again, for Bittersweet Candy Bowl, Taeshi.

Molly July 6, 2013, 6:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #252657

Okay I guess I’mma just throw my two cents in now (even if no one really cares, ahaha).
Just skimmed the comments: Whoever said they were going to blame Lucy if she was in the hospital for attempted suicide (which seems to be the case): Go to hell. I can’t even begin to describe how awful a comment like that is.
As for everyone shoving the blame on Mike or Lucy…
Yes, Mike was a bit of an *******. But Lucy wasn’t exactly an angel either. She was verbally and physically abusive. Does it mean everything is her fault? Hell no. Mike handled it terribly too. He shouldn’t have treated her like garbage either, and no, it’s not Sandy’s fault that he did. Stop blaming her just ‘cause she sunk your ship. Both Mike and Lucy are to blame, but guess what, they’re still kids. They have a lot of learning and maturing to do.

Also, to everyone who’s just been like “Uhh why are they all acting like she died she’ll be okay”
All they know is that their friend was going to leave with no notice from her or her family, then find out she’s in the hospital and I assume no one would let them see her. I don’t think they know she tried to off herself, but it doesn’t make the situation any less frightening for them. A close friend is in the HOSPITAL and no one will tell them anything. Not to mention once she’s out she’ll probably be gone to some other town. It’s not as if they’ll get to hang out with her.
If they do know about the suicide attempt, then they’re all reacting like any normal person should. It’s a really awful thing finding out your friend was depressed enough to try to take their life and you didn’t even know it. Depression is a terrible thing and affects everyone around you. When you find out a friend is that depressed and had no clue beforehand…
It’s not fun.

Lastly: I keep wondering why Lucy would want to kill herself when it seemed like Mike really did want to start over. You’d think it would have helped her and she’d be happy to know she had her friend back…
I just can’t help but think it’s kinda like payback? Idk, it’s just been bugging me and I think about it every time BCB updates. Lucy finally got the guy she felt the most strongly for back as a friend. That would be a start, right? But wouldn’t her suicide also just be the best way to make him hurt the most after all the pain she’d gone through? To finally be accepted again, only to tear yourself away one last time in the most painful way you can think of?
Idk, I really don’t want to think it was a revenge kinda thing, but it’s been bugging me for awhile so I figured I’d share.

LilMonstrawr July 6, 2013, 7:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #252658

How the hell does everyone know that she has tried to commit suicide?
You are connecting the dots a bit soon. Why don’t we begin considering other circumstances, since it seems like we will have to wait 3 years to find out whats going on? Lucy could have gotten sick, Lucy could have hurt someone else and be at risk of imprisonment, Lucy could have done ANYTHING. Reall, people.

masonery123 July 6, 2013, 7:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #252659

Okay I guess I’mma just throw my two cents in now (even if no one really cares, ahaha).
Just skimmed the comments: Whoever said they were going to blame Lucy if she was in the hospital for attempted suicide (which seems to be the case): Go to hell. I can’t even begin to describe how awful a comment like that is.
As for everyone shoving the blame on Mike or Lucy…
Yes, Mike was a bit of an *******. But Lucy wasn’t exactly an angel either. She was verbally and physically abusive. Does it mean everything is her fault? Hell no. Mike handled it terribly too. He shouldn’t have treated her like garbage either, and no, it’s not Sandy’s fault that he did. Stop blaming her just ‘cause she sunk your ship. Both Mike and Lucy are to blame, but guess what, they’re still kids. They have a lot of learning and maturing to do.

Also, to everyone who’s just been like “Uhh why are they all acting like she died she’ll be okay”
All they know is that their friend was going to leave with no notice from her or her family, then find out she’s in the hospital and I assume no one would let them see her. I don’t think they know she tried to off herself, but it doesn’t make the situation any less frightening for them. A close friend is in the HOSPITAL and no one will tell them anything. Not to mention once she’s out she’ll probably be gone to some other town. It’s not as if they’ll get to hang out with her.
If they do know about the suicide attempt, then they’re all reacting like any normal person should. It’s a really awful thing finding out your friend was depressed enough to try to take their life and you didn’t even know it. Depression is a terrible thing and affects everyone around you. When you find out a friend is that depressed and had no clue beforehand…
It’s not fun.

Lastly: I keep wondering why Lucy would want to kill herself when it seemed like Mike really did want to start over. You’d think it would have helped her and she’d be happy to know she had her friend back…
I just can’t help but think it’s kinda like payback? Idk, it’s just been bugging me and I think about it every time BCB updates. Lucy finally got the guy she felt the most strongly for back as a friend. That would be a start, right? But wouldn’t her suicide also just be the best way to make him hurt the most after all the pain she’d gone through? To finally be accepted again, only to tear yourself away one last time in the most painful way you can think of?
Idk, I really don’t want to think it was a revenge kinda thing, but it’s been bugging me for awhile so I figured I’d share.

LilMonstrawr July 6, 2013, 7:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #252661

Coping with what? COPING WITH WHAT?!

Furblur July 6, 2013, 8:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #252662

I’ve never seen David look so serious before.

Its actually pretty scary.

Death of Ink July 6, 2013, 8:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #252664

I swear to God If this is another Red herring like in the Vacation where everyone thought mike was dead and he wasn’t….ARGH! Tashi! Why do you always do this to your Characters, They deserve better. This Is not how you Take a Dark turn. You Turned to Sharply and Now one of your Important Characters is Presumed Dead or Dying, the Other is Likely Responsible Indirectly and You not doing anything to rectify it. GIVE THESE KIDS A HAPPY ENDING AND I DON’T MEAN THE VULGAR TERM YOU PERV OUT THERE!

Kenzie Decker July 6, 2013, 9:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #252665

Oh god, if she’s gone then let her be gone and move on with something else. Dead would be better.

Tired of Lucy July 6, 2013, 9:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #252666

I know that he’s going to say “But I don’t have a way to cope with it” or something.

I know it.
Hnnnng.

Parf July 6, 2013, 10:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #252667

Well since it does look like Lucy has attempted suicide and has been written out for the time being to heal, (pretty sure I read that somewhere), the next few pages/chapters are going to be focused on everyone’s different ways of dealing and moving on. I know it has been said that the next chapter is going to be lighter so I will skip to what I think could happen which will help progress the story and also set things up for Mike and Lucy to start over and hopefully develop a relationship which I believe most want.

I think that Mike may be ostracized from the group being a root cause for Lucy’s current situation. not saying that they will completely shun him just that there will be some feelings about the situation everyone will have to work through. I think that due to this or some other reason, Sandy should come in as a semi-permanent character to help Mike (don’t hate yet).

This would lead them to spend more time together as a couple do proper boyfriend girlfriend things together hang out, go to movies etc. This I think will help them to evaluate the relationship and I think come to the conclusion that they don’t feel the way about each other that they think they do. I believe that they are holding on to the memory of the 3rd grade (*think it was that one) and the time they spent together then and have fooled themselves into thinking that want to be together. how much time have they spent together since she left, about what 15-20 minutes if that.

also the last few pages of breaking up seemed to show Mike starting to accept the feelings he has for Lucy or at least understand why she acts towards him like she did (love=hate blar blar yader yader). As I said before if he realities that the relationship with Sandy is just holding on to memories of why they were kids and she the same, Sandy may be able to help him over come the feelings that he is going to have to go through to come out the other side as a better person.

While this is happening Lucy is also going to have to be healing and working through her own problems which will mean at some point communicating with her friends. as it looks like she will be going away to do this, letters will probably be the way she will do it.

wouldn’t written communication between Lucy and Mike be a good way for them to start talking again both as a healing tool and symbolic as it was Sandy’s and Mike’s letters which kind of started this all.

After the play in Curtain Call Mike did say “we could start things over” or and Lucy said “That would be nice” , which did make the whole suicide thing come as a curve ball unless you she had already decided on suicide and it was more of a “that would be nice” with “but its to late for that” as an undertone depending on how you read her smile in the last panel. So having them apart and then meeting up again and starting off with a clean slate would be a great way to start over.

Throw in the standardl story elements of will they wont they, Paulo’s feelings to Lucy, other characters reactions and feelings, Final Fantasy cat (you have drip feed info on him and it would be harsh not to explain why he is who he is and why his does what he does) and yay happy ending for all.

I suppose the pacing will be dependent on how long you plan on keeping the story going, will it just be through high school as that will be easiest way to keep them group together and end it with them going to college, or I suppose you could have Lucy and Mike not meet up again til college which would put them in a different playing field and have them more mature than they are now, but it would also mean that Lucy would be gone for quite some time the main group have what 2 and a half years left at high school. I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that Lucy will be gone till the summer when she will come back mostly healed.

This is just my theory on what will happen sorry if has already been said by someone but I couldn’t be arsed to g through all the comments.

On a side note I am surprised that Sam hasn’t kicked seven shades of s***e out of Mick.

Chrisd765 July 6, 2013, 10:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #252668

Omg dont tell me what daisy and abbey are doing….

CoolPerson July 6, 2013, 10:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #252669

Sue and David sad D’:

Wittmann July 6, 2013, 10:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #252670

So everyone copes their own way, how tragic.
Me, I cope with a rousing sing song.
“Ding ****!”

Donny July 6, 2013, 11:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #252671

I don’t exactly think Augustus is missing her? I think he shows because it’ the same feeling when Daisy had left- but he found a way to cope with the realization that she’s not coming back.

Leo July 6, 2013, 12:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #252672

Augustus is sad, but probably also frustrated with Lucy for not listening to him.

Sambo July 6, 2013, 12:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #252674

With the appearance of ;) I’m starting to think my theory on what happened to Lucy is right. He feeds that little gang info on Lucy and her group, the gang leader (that I’m pretty sure is the bully that tried to mug them in ‘Confrontation’) sees an opportunity and takes it, beating Lucy to a pulp, probably attacking from behind so she can’t identify him/his buddies. She’s hospitalised, it was the last straw for her family, so Lucy is moving, and ;) is left with the guilt of knowing he indirectly caused it, hurting the whole group, including Daisy.

If anyone can poke enough holes in this theory to make me think I’m wrong, you’re welcome to try.

Venorik July 6, 2013, 1:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #252675

LOL @xlk XD

Jebus July 6, 2013, 2:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #252678

…..so MUCH drama….. you have the opportunity to be happy but choice to be a drama queen, what´s going on with BCB

lein July 6, 2013, 2:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #252679

@Venorik Thank you! At least one user agrees with my attempted murder theory. :smirk:

Rocky July 6, 2013, 2:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #252680

I don’t want to believe that Lucy would be dead because of the fact that is never been said out loud so far, just heavily implied.
I dunno if not saying it out loud has to do with wanting a heavier and longer effect on the readers or if it’s really just a fake out, but I reather hope for the latter.
Either way, my heart hurts bad and I’m probably gonna scream at either conclution. Drama writers really are heartless anipulative geniuses!

Twinkel13 July 6, 2013, 2:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #252681

I’m gone for a few days and look what happens. Well not really surprised, lot of drama. Not much else to say.

RPG Nerd July 6, 2013, 2:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #252682

I feel like we just keep getting more questions but never any answers, and I don’t know about everyone else, but I really hope we start getting at least A LITTLE bit of clarity soon.

So do Lucy’s friends know she is in the hospital, or are they just sad ‘cause they think she moved/is moving away? Or is Mike the only one that knows about Lucy’s current hospital situation? I’m assuming it’s because they think she moved away, as there is no evidence of them knowing about the hospital, but the way the story is flowing makes it somewhat unclear.

Also, Does Augustus know anything about Lucy being the hospital/moving away, and if so, how? If I recall correctly he doesn’t have class with Mike, Paulo, Daisy and the others. (Isn’t he a senior?) And last time I checked he’s not exactly their “friend” so I don’t think they’d go telling him about Lucy. For all they know she doesn’t like him (‘cause of Daisy making everyone think he’s a rapist. ) So why exactly is he sad, and does this mean Augustus will actually make an actual appearance soon? (As in having an actual interaction with the characters and not just seeing his back.)

He’s one of the few sensible characters in this story so it would be cool if he made an appearance, especially in this drama-filled situation. Well, sensible if you ignore the fact that he’s still in love with a whiny girl with major jealousy and insecurity issues, even after she told everyone he tried to rape her. Augustus needs some love advice, but other than that he’s pretty clear minded. But I guess I’ll just have to keep my fingers crossed.

Oh, one last thing: why do people keep asking if Lucy is dead? That was already answered in the story. SHE IS GETTING OUT OF THE HOSPITAL (in a week if I recall), which obviously means she’s NOT dead.

Lime Cake July 6, 2013, 3:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #252683

@Venorik
Well, seeing how Lucy’s brother reacted and blamed Mike for what happened to Lucy, I don’t know if I would agree with your theory. But I guess you never know? After all, Lucy did stick up for Mike and her friends when that all went down.

abbles July 6, 2013, 5:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #252684

Man, if David can still be sad despite having cake…

Ya dun goofed Mike…

Trubeque July 6, 2013, 5:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #252685

@Lime Cake: Mike is the only one that knows that Lucy is in the hospital. We did not see him telling anyone, so as far as the readers are concerned, only Mike, Lucy’s Family, and Lucy’s pets know that Lucy is in the hospital. Everyone else is just sad because they lost a close friend. Wouldn’t you be sad if you found out one of your friends were moving away… actually how would you feel if your friend went away without telling you? It happened to me once and I spent my time coping with mint chocolate chip ice cream :x.

Lucy’s friends don’t know that Lucy is in the hospital, but the fact she is gone and they might never see her again is enough to make them all miserable. I’m not sure how it is unclear… Lucy’s gone and all that her friends know is that her room is empty and according to Lani, Lucy is no longer attending school. Teachers normally make announcements like that when a student has moved away. I’m pretty sure each one of her friends would be sad that she’s gone and didn’t say a word(they don’t have to be geniuses to put the clues together). A friend that they have known for so long and had so many adventures with… so many memories… and now she’s gone. Natural reaction for everyone is right here on this page and each one seems perfectly natural to me.

Augustus doesn’t have to know a single thing about what happened to Lucy to be concerned for her. Augustus recently saw her on that exact same roof top he’s on. Think about it this way, what would you do if you recently saw somebody on a roof? Personally, I’d go back there to make sure they weren’t going to try anything the following day. That’s what I think Augustus is doing. Just trying to be 100% certain that Lucy really wasn’t going to try anything. Augustus could know about Lucy moving away if he overheard somebody talking about it at the school or from Lucy, but I don’t really think that Augustus actually knows. He’s just concerned for a girl he recently saw on the edge(literally and metaphorically).

Oh, the drama that will arise if the rest of the group meets up with Augustus again. I would look forward to it, but I don’t think it will actually happen…maybe he is just meant to be a background character with a shady past and I like him that way. He’s also offered some great advice as well. Augustus is the perfect anti-hero he was meant to be. :)

People keep saying that Lucy is dead because they just don’t pay attention to the story. There are plenty of people that follow along and know what has happened, but then there are those few that look at the pretty pictures and just don’t read.

Seriously, it’s like Veronica predicted the questions everyone would ask and she answered them ahead of time in the comic: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c75/p19.html
Mike: “What happened to Lucy?!”
Lily: “That’s nothing for you to worry about now.”
Mike: “Is she okay?”
Lily: “She’ll be fine. They say she’ll be out in a week.”
There’s more, but you get the message.

supertails19 July 6, 2013, 5:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #252686

lol mike is quite the home wrecker XD

that guy with wings July 6, 2013, 8:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #252688

I personally think she may have contracted a bad disease-don’t shoot me for this, but maybe cancer? It would explain why she pulled out of school-she could have to move somewhere to get treatment. Maybe she had a flare-up of something that hospitalized her? IDK, just an idea. Suicide doesn’t seem likely.

Blah July 6, 2013, 8:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #252690

Aaah
AAAAH
NOT THE FEELS
Dude he made David sad that’s no-no. And Sue.
Stoppit ;___;

Linkification July 6, 2013, 8:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #252691

This page is fantastic! I absolutely love the panel with Augustus in it. Of course that is how he copes with it! Augustus is the silent guy- just because he doesn’t say much doesn’t mean he’s not in pain. I think that a lot of people are surprised at his recent developments because most people were quick to jump the gun and call him a rapist back at the beginning. I’ve been more analytic about his actions and words and tried to understand where he may have been coming from… and my patience has paid off :3 Keep up the fantastic work Taeshi!

Is it bad that at first I thought the arm in David’s panel was Mr. Noodles? Ahaha x`D

CuriousElementalist July 6, 2013, 10:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #252692

OK… Guys has anyone here actually read the comic?

Teashi July 6, 2013, 10:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #252693

@abbles True, but he seems to be extremely aggresive when it comes to his little sister being hurt. Hell, last time Lucy was in a dip (caused by Mike) he looked like he was ready to light Paulo on fire, despite him just wanting to bring her some cake. Her brother even stated that he didn’t know who made her miserable, just that the person was a ‘friend’ of hers and he wouldn’t let anyone see her, innocent or not.

@Teashi Yes, but apparenty a lot of people have the memory of a goldfish.

Venorik July 6, 2013, 10:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #252694

:O I Wonder what happend to Lucy!

Natacha July 6, 2013, 10:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #252695

@Venorik I know. It always seems like in every comment board in this chapter, I keep reading things like “OMG, Lucy just died and it’s all your fault Mike! :nope:” or “Why you no tell us what happen to Lucy?! Furious Abbey” My god, it’s so goddamn annoying. :(

Rocky July 6, 2013, 10:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #252696

eeeeehhh…. hnnngggg i can’t cope fuuccckkk… This is one of the first webcomics I’ve read. If Lucy, the protagonist and the best character ever, I think I might cry and no one would understand. except, you know, you guys.

Timni July 7, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #252698

D: WAIT!……WHAT DX

Johhny July 7, 2013, 1:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #252699

; ~ ; Dude everytime I re-read the part about when Paulo crys//about 4 times so far//….dude…. my tears just wont stop… ; ~ ;

I Really Hope Lucy Just Ran Away And Didn’t Die~

Lolli Tia July 7, 2013, 2:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #252702

i seriously am, like on the verge of crying from this comic ._. i spent an entire summer reading these comics and have now been reading every page as they get posted or within a couple days every week for around a year and a half, i don’t want Lucy to be gone ;_; she’s my favorite character because she reminds me of my girlfriend and i almost lost her once too :( i don’t like these feelings :question: and when paulo cried was sooooooooo sad, i nearly dies. i dont know why, but guys crying is a lot more devastating than girls crying for me for some reason.
ANYWAY!
i hope Lucy is okay in the story <3 i cant wait to see how this chapter progresses :)

Jae Wolf July 7, 2013, 5:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #252703

;_; Ahhhhhh….. Stop tugging at my heart-strings Taeshi~!

Cheshire Neko~ July 7, 2013, 6:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #252704

I’m guessing maybe she underwent a lobotomy or something similar to make her forget and give her a fresh start.

Craythey July 7, 2013, 10:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #252705

i just rode the last panel with this song T_T http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmvM8fXltRs

Rick July 7, 2013, 2:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #252706

@Craythey That would be a bit extreme for teen drama, no matter how bad it got, but at least your thinking outside the suicide/attempted suicide paths.

Venorik July 7, 2013, 4:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #252707

@Venorik: I’m going to stick with my theory that Lucy hasn’t been eating well or even at all. Lucy didn’t eat her birthday cake that was her favorite flavor, she has been staying inside her room for quite some time, and the last thing we saw her eat was that piece of cake that Paulo tried so hard to get to her safely.

To me it adds up since… well going through depression isn’t easy… eating is not one of your priorities when you feel worthless. Don’t ask how I know that. Lucy may not have been trying to kill herself, but she wasn’t taking care of herself either.

What are your thoughts?

supertails19 July 7, 2013, 5:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #252709

… I fail to understand why so many people are blaming Mike for Lucy’s personal choices.
Yes, he’s a jerk. Yes, he said very mean things. Yes, he probably helped contribute to the situation. But it is naive and so, so wrong to shift all of the blame onto Mike when Lucy was the one who chose that course of action.
I’m not trying to be callous, the choice she took was not one that I would ever condone or feel right. But in the end, Lucy is still an autonomous being, albeit a teenager and with limited rational thought. You cannot blame her own personal choice on someone else.

RealityCheck July 7, 2013, 5:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #252710

@RealityCheck I wouldn’t really expect you to know much about depression. It really is something bad. When someone make you feel worthless and the words come from someone you thought to be trust worthy and all that ****, it hits you hard. So yes I’m going to blame Mike. He’s the *** hole that pushed her over the edge with his words. Of course I wouldn’t expect you to understand.

Alkaizer87 July 7, 2013, 5:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #252711

@Alkaizer87 First, I do know depression. Extremely well. I even know rejection from the person I was infatuated with and the only person I really considered a friend. But mis-caring for myself or even allowing myself to wither away was never an option to me, and I will always fail to comprehend why people choose such. But I realize that in the end it is still a choice, and a choice is done by an individual.
So yes, Mike may have contributed. But if Lucy could not understand that it is a personal choice, not one she was forced into, and that no matter how bad things get, even when she had no friends and no ‘life’, that she at least still has herself, then that’s her prerogative.
It sounds callous, and it probably is. But you can’t force someone to wither away, that’s a choice.
Second, yes. Mike chose to be a jerk. Yes, he contributed. But that does not make him responsible for another person’s life. Words are words, and she did a fairly good job at covering up her depression. Only those looking for it, or those who knew about it or saw it in action (Augustus, for instance) would probably have known about it. And all those things are personal choices.
You can try and blame Mike for not seeing it. He rarely had contact with her. You could even blame Sue, because she kept pushing Lucy for the play. Or her parents, who should have seen this coming and gotten her help. But in the end, it’s still her choice. And when it comes to choice, the only person you can blame is the person making the choice.

RealityCheck July 7, 2013, 6:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #252712

@Death of Ink

I didn’t think he could be that serious, it really is scary.

OmegaB July 7, 2013, 6:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #252713

AW SUE

isabelle July 7, 2013, 7:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #252714

The thing about this is, sometimes people try to seem like they’re stronger than they are so people don’t worry and it all just ends up boiling over. I mean, nobody but Augustus really saw Lucy when it boiled over. Finally, don’t blame Mike. He really wasn’t thinking about his words, and he didn’t realize he would push her over the edge.

CMei July 7, 2013, 7:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #252715

@Oceanus92
Dude, that’s intense. I love it in a sick-minded way but it would sorta make drastic sense. Her removing her good looks in the hope that someone could love her for who she is inside. Hell, she could have been extremely upset that her family was forcing her to move away and did what she did partly as an excuse to stay just a little longer. Or, instead of great physical harm she could have become a chubby kitty. Shaved her fur? Gotten rid of that self-made coat of a tail with a hacksaw? D: Ideas, they be aflowin’. And thus I have stories to write now.

Revelations, man. Although this possibility is extremely unlikely (I give it a 7%) I still approve greatly and sorta wish it was true. Sorta. Not that I want her to be horribly disfigured, but that’s just the “Torture the characters and make them suffer” story-writer part of me.

#^_^# I’m so awful.

ReddenedS July 7, 2013, 9:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #252716

@supertails19 Not to mention she did throw up after Mike’s fit in December. It might have left a bad taste and caused her to subconsciously avoid eating. Not sure how long it would take to reach the stage of needing medical attention though, or how long it takes to recover.

@RealityCheck Some people simply can’t handle certain things emotionally, nor can some people get over it as fast as others. You need to remember though that Mike was her oldest and most trusted friend, despite how much rivalry there is between them. With everyone else going in their smaller groups among the main group, she was left alone, often with only Mike. That distance from the rest of them as well as everyone else (even Paulo, her ‘last resort’, so to speak) having someone to themselves, Mike’s words was the hammer that shattered her already fragile emotional state. After December, actually even right Mike finished yelling, Lucy seemed to loose almost all her emotions. She is likely either too afraid of being hurt more, so she’s shutting herself off from her emotions or her mind can’t cope well enough, so she just feels numb. Either way it could take a long time for someone to recover, especaily one that lives more emotionally then logically. Mind you I’m not saying it’s Mikes fault for dropping the hammer, as he’s also very emotional, but both of them could have handled things better. Alas, the past is over, the comic is up, and we still (hopefully) have a long way to go until the end.

P.S. I’m sorry for the taste pun, it hurt a bit typing it.

Venorik July 7, 2013, 9:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #252717

Seeing David sad is the saddest thing of all. And Sue, oh god. :(
I really like the panel with Daisy and Abbey, that’s my favourite way of coping with stuff too… well, maybe besides crying alone like Sue. But there’s nothing like snuggling up with your better half.

Ket July 7, 2013, 10:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #252718

CUT TO LUCY ALREADY. PLEASE.

Elise July 7, 2013, 10:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #252719

Gasp! Augustus is included with all of Lucy’s close friends? ;) Well, good, ‘cause he was a better friend than they were most of the time, anyway. And they weren’t even that close.

Jesselaroux July 7, 2013, 10:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #252720

Oh, for the love of God and all that is holy, TELL US WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO LUCY ALREADY, YOU SADISTIC AUTHOR!!! Furious Abbey

Rocky July 7, 2013, 11:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #252721

@Venorik Thank you! Yes, it could have been handled better, and I’m well aware of the range of emotional stability/instability that people have. I’m just continuously frustrated by people pushing the blame onto Mike as if Lucy had no say in her own actions whatsoever.

RealityCheck July 7, 2013, 11:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #252723

all my mom could hear from me wailing was, ‘the cats mum, the cats!’

banger July 8, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #252724

All these people with the moronic conspiracy theories are going to be incredibly disappointed.

Teashi July 8, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #252725

Imagine how Sam feels, he’s already overprotective as it is. Its hard to imagine Sam cry but after seeing Paulo I’m not so sure if its impossible

Zetsumei July 8, 2013, 12:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #252729

YOU KNOW THINGS ARE HAPPENING WHEN EVEN DAVID IS SAD

Some Guy July 8, 2013, 1:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #252730

378 hours? my dear lord we have to wait a bit until the new page don’t we :unsure:

Tudor July 8, 2013, 2:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #252731

@RealityCheck Same. Pretty much everyone had a hand in Lucy’s breakdown, no matter how small…. well maybe not David. Especaily Paulo (despite being my second favorite, behind Lucy) had a major impact. He comfort her after Mike rejects her, says he’ll always be there for her, then bangs 2 girls, starts dating Jazz and spends almost all his spare time with her. For Lucy it probably felt like another Mike/Sandy time.

@Teashi Even if they are moronic, at least people care about the comic enough to think about it. If it is indeed an attempted suicide, I have the feeling most people will be more disapointed about the story actually taking that route and not something more unexpected/thought out.

Venorik July 8, 2013, 2:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #252732

@xlk I love u. XD

Pshyzo July 8, 2013, 4:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #252733

I just realized… Augustus is sitting in the same place he was when he was waiting for Lucy when he thought she was going to jump off the building….

Sirru July 8, 2013, 4:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #252734

DERP. Where LUCY was sitting.

Sirru July 8, 2013, 4:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #252738

Let’s see how this is going to end, but i can just think about the words that Mike has used to Hurt Lucy so bad that she ended up that way… that no one would care for her, that everyone would leave her, well i see how everyone does not care Mike … You sure as hell were Naive in that opinion and way of thinking…

Nexus July 8, 2013, 7:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #252740

why do I have a feeling the next chapter is going to be about how everybody starts hating mike

Teed July 8, 2013, 8:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #252763

Maybe I’m a bit insensitive but I really have no idea of what happened to Lucy :s

Karrion July 8, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #252811

…I’m pretty surprised there’s so much controversy over David’s cake. It’s actually pretty common for parents to “comfort treat” their children. How they do that varies according to the individuals involved. In this case David is unhappy. There is nothing David’s mother can do to get rid of the cause of his unhappiness. She can’t make Lucy totally healed, physically and emotionally, or stop her from leaving. She can however make food that her son loves to to give him a small bit of happiness. So she makes cake. Likewise, hugging a child or patting their shoulder is a fairly normal way to comfort a child. One of David’s parents is patting him on the head, which is probably the equivalent for a dog.

I just think that this is actually a pretty sweet way of handling it. In one panel Taeshi has shown us that David’s parent/s make an active effort to comfort and support him.

Jaebird July 8, 2013, 3:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #252849

So did she die?

asdfg July 8, 2013, 6:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #252874

@ asdfg

No. She’ll be out of the hospital in a week. Those who have dealt with suicide attempts will also note this is a typical span of time in the hospital after an attempt, and there are many restrictions on visitation to those on suicide watch. Sometimes this time is extended as well, depending on reactions to the mental ward they’re kept in, if they see the effects on their family and friends after the attempt and how the attempt was done. If determined likely to attempt again, they are transferred to mental hospitals until they deem the attemptee either drugged up enough to not be a threat, or mentally recovering, or the family capable of keeping constant surveillance on the attemptee combined with constant psychologist visits.

Mirasia July 8, 2013, 9:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #253115

so did she die?

aidsman July 9, 2013, 11:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #253231

http://askbcb.tumblr.com/post/12480252791

Looks like that didn’t work for Sue this time? Or is it the script for the play?

smurf July 10, 2013, 1:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #253322

I can’t believe people are still on the “Blame Mike for everything” boat. I mean really it makes sense to be angry at him for the way he acted but honestly…It’s not like there where any other people around that could have possibly helped her right? and of course Mike never tried apologize or make up and Lucy had no other choice.

Mike acted like a jerk and that’s it, Lucy did multiple times she shot him down, she shot Paulo down AND tried to use him for her own needs and both guys forgave her Mike multiple times at that. :unsure:

No one (as far as we know) forced her to do what she may have done, people tried to be friendly with her and gave her opportunities to change her outlook, she refused. Mad Lucy

Seriously it’s drama, it’s unfortunate, but it’s not all Mike’s fault. Again I understand being angry but not foaming at the mouth yelling and taking every chance to point a finger at Mike. :/

Manwithnoname July 10, 2013, 9:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #258887

Wait, what. Did Lucy die?? I’m so confused right now.

Blulatias September 7, 2013, 7:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #260519

SO!!!! WHAT HAPPENED TO HER!!!!

Pinkkitten September 27, 2013, 7:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #265591

Yes Augustus.
That is definitely the thing to do.
Just jump off the roof, just like her in homer of her memory.

Meep? November 14, 2013, 7:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #276616

wait
JESS DOESN’T KNOW
OH ****

TinyNeko March 10, 2014, 5:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #279159

Suzie is FOREVER ALONE.

SABRINA April 11, 2014, 8:08 PM EST.

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