77. Study Buddy, page posted 7/24/13

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Comment ID #254560

Err… Sue is really angry at Mike now. (Can’t you think carefully enough before speaking out!!! Mike! You could say “I feel sorry for her. She was really good in the drama. I hope I did not do anything wrong” instead, —although actually the same meaning.) Besides, where’s your karate skill, Mike~~. Err… Hope the party won’t turn into a new “disaster”.

HongKat July 24, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #254561

Wow, i thought I’d never see the day Sue went crazy…

lolwut July 24, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #254562

Oh yay

BlueBerry July 24, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #254563

Get it out of him! <3

BeanieButt July 24, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #254564

Studying with depressed Sue :(

Yumi July 24, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #254565

Go Sue.

Rubik July 24, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #254566

Please let that be all in his head D:

Oh Noes! July 24, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #254567

Suzie ain’t dealin’ with your ****, Mike

nalem July 24, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #254568

I’m pretty sure this is symbolic in some way, choking Mike with a scarf Sandy gave to him based on a certain color.

Puppo July 24, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #254569

Oh my god. She knows.

Mike is screwed.

Be3N2 July 24, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #254570

yes finally somebody do damage

xhallow July 24, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #254571

Haha Strangling Scarf Sue

BlueBerry July 24, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #254572

Sue… is awesome.


I’m loving this chapter, so many great expressions and moments so far. :D Can’t wait to see where it’s all going!

Busty Laroo July 24, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #254573

Get ‘im Sue!!! >:)
After all this, it’s about time he spilled the beans. Explanations are deserved! Don’t weasel your way out of this, Mike! Not if you really care and value your friends!

OldRen July 24, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #254574

Ninja Sue!!!! Aww yeah !!!

Coalpatch July 24, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #254575

Sue: WHY YOU LITTLE!!!

TheX400096 July 24, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #254576

You know, MAYBE we should do some talking BEFORE we start choking each other? Just saying…

Pax July 24, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #254577

Okay. Sue is now my favorite character now! 8-D

KitKatMuffin July 24, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #254578

Yay! new page XD im so happy! and go sue! >=3 fuggin lovin her so much right now. :love: he might not fully deserve it but she hasen’t gotten her “revenge” so to speak, and how he responded so lightly, Furious Abbey yeah i would have dome the same exact thing.
I wonder whats happening with Paulo though… :question:
O.o

Sammi_joe July 24, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #254579

By the end of the week, everyone will be in various arguments while Daisy looks on in sadness.

Petal July 24, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #254580

Suffer mike… e.e suffer as you made suffer Lucy e.e

eagle July 24, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #254581

Well if anyone’s gonna murder him, at least it’s Sue.

On a serious note, if Mike isn’t a complete idiot, he needs to not only confess to them what he said, but also that he apologized to her. Before this whole drama bomb occurred. While he’s gonna take a lot of heat for it, better to tell them he made amends. Otherwise they’ll all abandon him.

Zorak July 24, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #254582

Oh no Mike you are in for it now! XD

On the other hand it is great to see Sue getting feisty! :love:

Swooz July 24, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #254583

Mike just might end up in the hospital as Lucy, now that would be awkward…

toydoc July 24, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #254584

This seriously caught me off guard XD

Blaze July 24, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #254585

URGH!!! next page next page I wana see whats next i’ve been waiting for this moment!!!

Ildum July 24, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #254586

Wow…. LOL! Go sue. I love mike but he did deserve it. So happy and sad.

Scarlet July 24, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #254587

love it so bad
that I would put this page on my room’s walls

Gea July 24, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #254588

Note to self: Do NOT play games with Sue. :unsure:

Trubeque July 24, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #254589

Talk about it guys, release your problems and the truth! :/

Dave July 24, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #254590

So takeing a brake from the hell that paulo has made, we switch over back too mike and his **** ups lookes like people are on too him.

The two men of the hour are mike and paulo, what a couple pf dumbasses

lov/hate/hurt July 24, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #254591

This is the greatest scene change ever. It came out of freakin’ nowhere, and holy crap did it deliver. XD

I normally don’t like Sue, but this is beautiful.

MissShellGiraffe July 24, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #254592

:unsure: :/ And Sue is now one of my favorite characters. Finally, someone besides Paulo tells Mike off.

Patrick July 24, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #254593

Sue, wring it some moreee.

Lime July 24, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #254594

Now lets take into account the fact that Sue is pretty much the one in the group that’s consistently sane and mentally stable.

Now you’re done for Mike.

Fiw July 24, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #254595

Well. I guess this is why Mike didn’t want to tell anybody. Because they all would take up arms in Lucy’s defense, no matter what. Almost like some of the ‘Lucy Fans’ or ‘Mike Haters’…she hasn’t even heard him out. Or maybe after he explains, they’ll surprise me with a display of empathy/kindness towards Mike and forgive him for his mistakes, and try to help him reconcile with Lucy, as she is still kind of around.
……..naaaah. Mike’s totally screwed.
Also, I absolutely ADORE Panels 8 and 11. Mike’s face in 8 is just like ‘Oh god oh god oh god oh god what do I do’, and 11…doesn’t need an explanation. I mean, seriously. Look at it.
You should have been more cautious, Mike. CAUSE SUE KNOWS SCARF-FU.

Oceanus92 July 24, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #254596

FINISH HIM.

SnowyPaint July 24, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #254597

THANK YOU.

oo July 24, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #254598

ahh, being reminded of why sue is one of my favorite characters…

Whistleblower July 24, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #254599

*laughs* we got someone new to do Lucys job XD

Dk3 July 24, 2013, 1:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #254600

Wasn’t Sue Lucy’s best friend in the old comics? I think I heard that she was somewhere…

Kyuwi July 24, 2013, 1:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #254601

Finally caught the first place.

@Mike(character): …are you sure your scarf is still not trouble enough?..

HongKat July 24, 2013, 1:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #254602

FINALLY OMG

Vizzums July 24, 2013, 1:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #254603

This is why we need Sue.

Neon Skies July 24, 2013, 1:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #254604

this chapter is going to end with a barfight in Daisy’s room.

RJpoofy July 24, 2013, 1:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #254605

Thanks Sue! Love ya!<3

MaronaPossessed July 24, 2013, 1:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #254606

Nice, I like how Sue’s expression doesn’t seem to change through out the page just a blank, ice cold glare.

So its looking likely that both Paulo and now Mike may end up needing medical attention by the end of this study party.

On a side note, relating to how Paulo has no memory of what he did with Rachael. Emotional stress will probably be the cause some temporary memory loss, the same happened to Lucy after she slept at Paulo’s way back in Another Shoulder if I remember correctly.

Chrisd765 July 24, 2013, 1:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #254607

Wow, that actually surprised me a little
You go Sue

nommerz July 24, 2013, 1:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #254608

THIS IS MY FAVORITE PAGE OF THE WHOLE SERIES YOU HAVE NO IDEA
Remembering that it was Sue who first thought Mike was the one who caused Lucy’s absence in “At loose ends”, also that when Lucy was feeling sad about Sandy’s existence in “Unrequited”, Sue offered to buy her a slushie. Sue cares a lot about Lucy, guys. A whole awful lot.

Somewhat July 24, 2013, 1:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #254609

So World War 2 happened the same in BCB-verse. I demand a spin-off based on cat-Hitler or cat-Stalin.

SkyeCaptain July 24, 2013, 1:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #254610

Well it seems that the whole suspicion about Mike has never gone out of them, but luckly the suspicions are true. Mike made the epic drama and the unsettling moments and so it doesn’t surprise me if Mike gets chewed out.

Keyblade Dragon July 24, 2013, 1:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #254611

CALM DOWN SUE WHAT IS THE PAST IS THE PAST SO DONT KILL MIKE OR ELSE YOU WONT BE ABLE TO HEAR HIS SIDE OF THE STORY AND THEN KILL HIM :unsure: :/
…okay, fine. but just dont really kill him.

Astrid555.1 July 24, 2013, 1:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #254612

Flawless execution sue, now… FINISH THE JOB!

Hoz July 24, 2013, 1:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #254613

And here goes Sue, living the dream every BCB fan has had at least once while reading the comic.

Copper July 24, 2013, 1:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #254614

Mike. Mike. Mike. Mike. Mike. :/
Seriously did you have to say that.
@Sue. I know he deserves it but do you think Lucy will like it if she comes back and finds out that her former beat friend/Love interest got killed by one of her best friends.

Anyone else notice how nonchalantly Sue is strangling him?

RPG Nerd July 24, 2013, 1:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #254615

Sue needs a microphone in panels 7 and 8.

hi132435 July 24, 2013, 1:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #254616

BEST PAGE EVER!

cherry panda July 24, 2013, 1:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #254618

World history, huh? Which of them would revise that with Hetalia, I wonder? Probably David :D (did “Germany invades Poland” sound a tad Hetalia-related-implication-heavy to anyone else?)

Nice, Sue :) it’s good to let it out. Finally someone’s not holding their feelings back! Paulo can now feel less alone with his emotional outburst. (Well, it’s not so good for Mike’s health, but hopefully she won’t be too violent with him.)

Mike’s face in the last panel is so funny!

Elly123 July 24, 2013, 1:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #254619

This is seriously about the best page in a loooong time.
Everyone had their bets as to who would be the first to find out about how Mike shouted down Lucy in December: Paulo, Augustus, Abbey…and how they’d throw down.
Little did we suspect that it would actually be Sue, choking the life out of Mike with his own scarf at a study party hosted by Daisy. Mike’s face as he’s getting choked to death is priceless…and for everything else there’s Master Card (or whatever that commercial for credit cards was).
I also love how Sue brings no drama into the situation. She’s like an executioner: very frank and direct in asking the question, without giving Mike room to back-pedal.
Sue and Lucy must be very close friends, if Sue is willing to choke to death the same guy she’s been adoring for as long as Daisy has (maybe with not as much passion as Daisy) with his own damn blue scarf.

Blank On Purpose July 24, 2013, 1:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #254620

Hahahaha!! Loved it. I do love Sue, she should appear more often. Though I wouldn’t want her to go through any kinda drama of her own, that’d spoil her character.

Furansuka July 24, 2013, 1:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #254621

This is why Sue is my favorite characters. She always has been suspicious of Mike for what he did and she has not given up on finding out the truth. Great scene and expressions.

KermitTheRed July 24, 2013, 1:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #254622

I HAVE WAITED SO LONG FOR THIS TO HAPPEN THANK YOU

Shaaa July 24, 2013, 1:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #254623

Now I don’t want to get jump to any conclusions or anything, but I am pretty sure that this is going to be the BEST STUDY PARTY EVER. The only thing that could make this better is if it ended in a passive aggressive sleepover, but somehow I’m not thinking that its going there.

Alfador July 24, 2013, 1:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #254624

Dear God. You make one of Sue’s friends move away and she strangles you with your own scarf. O_o

Moogle July 24, 2013, 1:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #254625

Mike! You heartless CUR! (still love you in some way)

Jaime July 24, 2013, 1:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #254626

I know this may be a little bit cruel to someone…
But Mike’s expression is always FUNNY!!!!!

HongKat July 24, 2013, 1:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #254627

what happening? :question:
did i miss something?

Nice-Hero July 24, 2013, 1:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #254628

lol 8-D

Nice-Hero July 24, 2013, 1:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #254629

I hope Sue will not remain underrated after this.
She is awesome. She is smart, she has talent, she cares for people.
She was there when everyone turned their backs on lucy because of Sandy’s photo. She was one of the few who cared about Lucy’s absence, and not just because of the play. Man, who needs Mike when you have a friend like this?
And this is what happens when you hurt Sue’s friends.
I hope we all have learnt the lesson. Don’t. Mess. With. SUE.

HIC July 24, 2013, 1:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #254630

And that is why Sue is my favorite character.

Sheichii July 24, 2013, 1:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #254631

Maybe Sue’s just mad cuz she lost a friendship with a main character?
(not being serious LOL)

Trollicart July 24, 2013, 1:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #254632

Mike kinda gets what he disurve… *******. i been wait till this day has come.

DaveOtow July 24, 2013, 1:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #254633

I’d feel more sorry for Mike if he had given a better reply than “uhh..I might have been a bit reckless.” To me anyways, his answer makes it seem like he isn’t really all that sorry. But I guess it’s better than if he had lied to her about it.

I can’t wait for the next page tomorrow!

Lunacy July 24, 2013, 1:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #254634

YEAH SUE! YOU GO GIRL! TEACH HIM A LESSON!

Gosh, I love the attention these underrated characters are getting. Sue, Rachel…they both are very likeable, they just haven’t gotten a full-out fan base yet.

Soup July 24, 2013, 1:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #254635

you go sue! torcher that douche till you get your answer!!!

Mewtallica July 24, 2013, 1:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #254637

Wonder how many girls are on their periods right now… >_<;

Furball July 24, 2013, 1:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #254638

I saw this coming a long time ago xD

ResidentEddy July 24, 2013, 2:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #254639

I love Sue! She has always been my favorite side character! I personally think she should be promoted for the last panel.

Kay-Felis July 24, 2013, 2:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #254640

Good, let the hate flow through you.

Lucy July 24, 2013, 2:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #254641

I have some questions for you too, Susan.
Did you notice Lucy’s absence in every recess?
Did you checked on Lucy when she started missing classes?

Also reading the hate comments over Michael are just hilarious, it’s like he’s the only culprit over all this mess. I can many more all in the same room =D

Knux-the-Killer July 24, 2013, 2:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #254642

Just a smidge :unsure:

Midstrike July 24, 2013, 2:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #254643

Don’t know what he means by “reckless”. All Mike did was offer for them to start over. :unsure: :/

Anon-Anon July 24, 2013, 2:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #254644

I lost it at the last panel. This is why Sue is one of my favorite characters in this comic. Her no-nonsense, always-take-action personality is just so lovable and amusing.

Sono July 24, 2013, 2:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #254645

AND SO IT BEGINS

Z July 24, 2013, 2:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #254646

Well, I could turn that last panel into a warning to slap on my pizza.
caption: Is the pizza worth dying over? Or Walk away before I kill you.

ckmwt July 24, 2013, 2:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #254647

THAT LAST PANNEL!! ROFL XD heehee its like a cartoon! X3

XenaTheAlienChick July 24, 2013, 2:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #254648

I saw a page from this comic on Ifunny, I’m actually surprised because it’s the only one on there.

ckmwt July 24, 2013, 2:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #254649

Ah, a half-joke panel is better than nothing, I guess. I love how Sue immediately takes to strangling him, like she needs a break from studying for a sec.

Still, though, didn’t Mike give Lucy a second chance? I thought things were cool between them… Unless… this is somehow Augustus’ fault. His gang does kinda still want revenge…. I only just thought of that.

EDIT: The way Lily is talking about the situation at the hospital (a few chapters back) leads me to believe that it’s an external problem, like Augustus’ gang, or still possibly a suicide scare. It doesn’t sound to me like she’s accusing him…. gah I WANNA KNOW

EvilCoffeeInc July 24, 2013, 2:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #254650

God it reminds me of Bart & Homer simpson

BetaMonkey July 24, 2013, 2:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #254651

Yes! Yes! :love:

This scene. This scene right here, has been needed for a very long time. The Sandy Slap and the Paulo Punch were a good start, but the Sue Strangle completes the retribution trifecta! Sue has wisely been keeping her distance from the Mike and Lucy conflict for some time, but only out of necessity. She understood that Lucy can be stubborn when accepting help or sympathy so she’s been as indirect as possible in supporting her. Sue had to do the best with what she had and work behind the scenes to reconcile the two, knowing if she interfered directly it would only cause more pain.

But now that Lucy’s been banished under ambiguous circumstances, Sue has nothing holding her back from avenging her dear friend. Mike deserves every bit of strangulation and retribution from the group. Given free will and how politically incorrect it is to blame a third party for someone’s self harm or attempted suicide; it is difficult to say that Mike was wholly to blame for Lucy’s plummet off the deep end, but logic dictates that he’s still responsible for why she’s gone and he’s done nothing to repent from his actions.

Mike has been acting like a coward and a professional victim for some time now. Every time someone has confronted him with his actions he’s been dismissive or blameless. “I’m the bad guy once again, huh?” “Maybe it will be fixed if she just died.” “Fine. Yell at me if it’ll make you feel better.” “Uh… I might have been a bit… reckless.” He may have allowed himself to feel guilty about what happened, but he’s kept that inside. Meanwhile, thanks to his spinelessness, cruelty, and petty insecurity his selfish words deprived the whole group of the friend they saw in Lucy. The fact that Lucy could have died from this is proof that this isn’t a game, or some petty high school drama. They could have lost Lucy forever and be scarred for life with regret and frustration over what they could have done to save her or prevent this. So it’s not just about Mike. Everyone is hurting and he’s still trying to hide the truth from them. And no one can move on until Mike grows up and admits to what he’s done.

Savor the taste of justice, Sue. You’ve earned your revenge this day. :nope:

Solvek July 24, 2013, 2:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #254652

wow that happen rather fast O.o???
or hes asleep :/

Sanchan July 24, 2013, 2:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #254653

Sue, we know you’ve been wanting main character status for a long time, but murdering Mike is wrong.

Titanium Dragon July 24, 2013, 2:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #254654

Watch out for secondary characters, they tend to be stronger then they look.

Death of Ink July 24, 2013, 2:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #254655

Ohhh man thats too much xD Wonder what the reactions to that are

Sleepingfox July 24, 2013, 2:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #254656

Do it Sue! Give into your emotions! Make the world a better place!

SpiritWolf15x July 24, 2013, 2:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #254657

killing mike its not the solution¡¡¡ :nope:

the lord inquisitor bob July 24, 2013, 3:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #254658

Yeah! Go Sue! Finally, someone’s asked what he’s done. Seriously though, you’re answer is so ridiculous Mike. That doesn’t tell Sue anything, and you can’t just push it under rug anymore. Lucy’s gone and your friends should at least have some reasons why. Mike really is quite the “Jerkface”.

Meow July 24, 2013, 3:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #254659

Ugh. I hate sue now.
I understand her being protective of Lucy, but the fact that the most intelligent, pro-active and pro-equality cast member has strangled Mike before he even said anything leaves a horrible taste in my mouth.
Same as she sat by and watched Lucy abuse Mike for years and did nothing. She could have spoken to Lucy about her treatment of Mike and actually stood up for him instead of acting Like Lucy is purely the victim.
considering she’s so pro-equality she seems okay with female abuse on male.

She is a horrible friend and a hypocrite.

Smegirl July 24, 2013, 3:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #254660

This is why Sue is my fav character :3

Evan July 24, 2013, 3:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #254661

I’m enjoying the comic relief.

Kindle_Kat July 24, 2013, 3:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #254662

Sue, I approve.

Someone July 24, 2013, 3:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #254663

Does Sue need to choke a bi*ch?

Chompy July 24, 2013, 3:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #254664

FINISH HIM!

Random dude July 24, 2013, 3:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #254665

….Good girl Sue.
You deserve a treat.

****** July 24, 2013, 3:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #254666

@Smegirl
Finally a voice of reason, its amazing how everyone cheers for voilence and abuse rather then actually being level headed here. Why is women attacking or abusing men such a “awesome” thing if he sucker punched her afterwards he’d a be a dick right? Sheesh she should be ashamed, she calls herself a friend yet never bothered to goto the hospital? Or call Lucy out when she was being rude long before? She even set the play up as a way to get them back together despite Mike wanting to be left alone. She should be mad at herself not him. What he did was wrong but no one should be attacking him, especially the one who seemed the most level headed, I guess seemed is the key word

I hope Mike moves away and gets some real friends because the only “friend” he seems to have is Daisy out of the whole group.

Sammy July 24, 2013, 3:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #254667

I love you Sue! Overprotective friend mode ACTIVATE!

Also… Stop it guys. You’re gonna make Daisy cry. ALL SHE WANTS IS TO MAKE SURE SHE DOESN’T LOSE ANYMORE FRIENDS! D:

This is only going to end up in everyone splitting apart. Poor Daisy.

Gabria93 July 24, 2013, 3:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #254668

Oh dear, this study party looks like it’ll make Daisy end up in tears
everyone’s getting so mad at everyone omg
Abbey is mad
Rachel is mad
Sue is mad
Paulo and Mike are being the subjects behind the madness

in either case though, this took respect points from Sue
the first thing that came to mind was the whole abuse thing that made Mike explode against Lucy
He’s always getting beaten, the poor thing
I don’t see how you could blame him
Specially since he’s always feeling like he’s the bad guy and EVERYONE ELSE makes that feeling stronger
instead of trying to understand him and what HE needs to be happy
but no. His world MUST revolve around lucy oR ELSE Furious Abbey

I don’t eve nget why Lucy is the one everyone cares about if she’s the one and only jerk in this whole thing
like okay she has a golden heart but so does Mike
Mike shows his golden heart, Lucy does not.
but hey, priorities

okay I’m done now /blends into shadows

Milkfruit July 24, 2013, 3:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #254669

Wow this is awesome. I love seeing these new expressions on Rachel and Sue, Paulo and Mike. :D thank you Sue for making me day.

Sylvia July 24, 2013, 3:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #254670

Sue is mine. You all can’t have her. :)

StraightFace July 24, 2013, 3:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #254671

Funny thing, Lucy’s abuse of Mike didn’t actually lead him to near death and what seems to be suicide. It was wrong but she didn’t do long lasting damage to his body or psyche.He however went a little far in December and did some pretty nasty damage to her psyche and emotional health. And now it appears that he may have both directly and indirectly caused some lasting physical damage.

ckmwt July 24, 2013, 3:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #254672

@ckmwt Well she may have done some damage to his self esteem and emotions.

ckmwt July 24, 2013, 3:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #254673

@sammy - indeed. They all call him their friend, yet they only seem to care about Lucy’s feelings.
When Mike loved Lucy none of them did anything, even though it was clear mike was hurting. Lucy acted as if she didn’t care about him, and even told him it was okay to ask Sandy out.
Then Lucy decides to tell Mike how she feels. And everyone IMMEDIATELY takes her side. “Lucy finally got the guts to tell him how she feels and this idiot rejects her!” Said Sue. No mention of the fact Mike has a girlfriend, and that Lucy KNEW he had a girlfriend. They call him an idiot for not accepting and even call his relationship with Sandy worthless, and not a real relationship, despite knowing how much she means to him.
They all act as if Lucy is the only one who has feelings. And worse, the commenters do too. If the genders were reversed, Nobody would stand for it. But because Lucy is physically attractive she gets away with FRIGGEN everything and its annoying.

Smegirl July 24, 2013, 3:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #254674

@Milkfruit
AMEN! I have no idea why the other characters like her so much >.

Smegirl July 24, 2013, 3:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #254675

You go Sue! Sorry Mike, but you deserve it! (at least in my opinion)

KJ July 24, 2013, 3:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #254676

Oh yeah

Eriell July 24, 2013, 3:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #254678

@Smeegirl & Sammy
You both have unique definition of “real friends”. Yeah, people who are on your side even if you act like a dick. Those are real friends. Not people that will criticise you, and help you correct your errors.

Do you remember previous comics? Mike never complained. He even defended Lucy while talking with Sandy - as far I remember he said he deserved it, or something like that. So yeah, Sue is still smart person, who doesn’t spend her time making everyone happy against their will.
Of course it’s not aw-kay to beat up people you like. We agreed long time ago, that Lucy had issues. And she did a lot to overcome that. Matured a lot. Mikes situation is rather different, since he used to be a nice guy and gone to the dick side of the force.
Anyway no one noticed that Mike was abused since he seemed to be okay with Lucy behaviour, going as far as defending her. Hell, someone probably pointed out that this is too rough and Mike probably justified Lucy’s behaviour, as he always did before. For all we know this is very likely.

The only thing I’m sick about is the fact that after turning whole slapstick routine into serious business with consequences, with last panel we’re back to “violence is funny” routine.

Commander_Zero July 24, 2013, 4:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #254679

Choke him! Choke the living crap out of him!

Kanashe July 24, 2013, 4:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #254680

He did have this coming to be fair.

Ryan July 24, 2013, 4:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #254681

That’s what the scarf is for!

Tacsi July 24, 2013, 4:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #254682

Hell yeah! Choke the crud outta that fool! Lmao

Caitlynn Moss July 24, 2013, 4:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #254683

Go, Sue! Go! XD

Craythey July 24, 2013, 4:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #254684

Sue is just one of those cats who don’t wanna deal with drama and doesn’t wanna put up with any ****. You go girl!

Julia KaNeko July 24, 2013, 4:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #254685

Finally getting what he deserves :/

Kauphy July 24, 2013, 4:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #254686

I….freaking…..love…..Sue.

I mean I really do. She’s the best thing to have ever happened to BCB.

:/ 8-D

Follarch July 24, 2013, 4:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #254687

Like strangling Mike with his scarf is gonna making any difference.
He wasn’t using his brain, and in extension common sense in the first place, so nothing of value will be lost.

Although can’t blame Sue for wanting the satisfaction on inflicting pain on Mike.
After all, she vested lots of blood, sweat and tears into the school play that were supposedly orchestrated to help Lucy with her issues, BUT THEN Mike came along in December, acted like a complete **** and in turn ruined her efforts.

Sleipner July 24, 2013, 4:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #254689

get ‘im, Sue!

A Lawn Gnome July 24, 2013, 4:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #254690

Omg I did not except that from Sue, rofl XD .
Poor Mike thought…. hopefully someone will save him before he passes out …
and I wonder if Sandy is going to be joining the main cast, kinda as a replacement for Lucy cause Lucy is now gone…

eyexofxtiger July 24, 2013, 4:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #254691

Sue’s rage is so much her face can’t figure out what it should do, so it settled with the last face she had on.

Venorik July 24, 2013, 5:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #254692

IMPOSSIBLE! Sue is now more awesome!

Hawz July 24, 2013, 5:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #254693

I love you, Sue. <3

KitsVixen July 24, 2013, 5:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #254694

I was wondering when someone would notice how easily that scarf could become a weapon…

Seriously, ever since the Mike-hate started I was waiting for someone, somewhere at some point to throttle him with his own scarf. It’s both hilarious and ironic.

That said, I’m not a Mike-hater. He did something stupid, sure, but last I checked stupidity, impulsivity and the triumph of emotion over sense and reason aren’t criminal, and if it were made so 99.9% of the Human Race would be locked up.

Bittersweet Fan July 24, 2013, 5:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #254695

yay finally mike gets some suffering. lol (and he’s actually ok with it. he finally understood it’s his fault, so stop complaining please)

also sue is neither adult nor a psychiatrist. why would people expect her to act as if she was one, I do not know.
sue never said anything about lucy hurting mike because to them (their friends) it ALWAYS appeared obvious that mike was ok with it. hell, he even said “I like your punches in my face” once.
also sue and the others were disappointed when mike said no to lucy because, again, to them he ALWAYS seemed interested in lucy (and he was). they weren’t used to the existence of sandy as his girlfriend, yet. in fact, if you go read the chapter again, they stop blaming him IMMEDIATELY as soon as he gives proof of her existence (only daisy had no doubts, obv) and finally makes them understand it’s something serious.

boh... July 24, 2013, 5:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #254696

Best page ever!!! lol!!

ComicGuy July 24, 2013, 5:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #254697

YES YES! Choke out the *******, now he has to tell everyone what he said to her and then Rachel’s anger is gonna be shot at him!!!!

Enigma July 24, 2013, 5:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #254699

While I do understand the bit of Sue’s anger, that’s going just a bit too far. I feel honestly rather bad for Mike, but at the same time it’s just karma coming back to bite his ***.
I hope this truly helps Mike see that he wasn’t the only person who was friends with Lucy. Actually, he wasn’t a friend to her pretty much since Acapulco, and he took her away from her friends because he was tired of her. Blah bah we’ve already discussed all that crap so let’s skip that.
Now, the repercussions of his actions are literally painfully clear. He wasn’t a bit reckless, he was very reckless. But he did get a bit of redemption in his apology, and seeing Lucy smile at the play could easily throw him off. He didn’t care about her eyes (which the whole comments section did) he cared about the smile, and seeing it caused him to feel better.
Then cue Lucy disappearing. Mike honestly had no idea. He thought they were better, he thought they were making up. Then this happens and he has no idea why. Slowly but surely the guilt is sinking in and he will tell what happened, but it will be in a defensive manner, because no-one wants to be the antagonist. Everything will be smaller, he wouldn’t say he called her a parasite, he’ll say he called her a few names. That has less of an impact.
All in all, Mike doesn’t deserve the strangling, but he does deserve to lose Lucy (not in a death way, but in a friend way). I don’t approve of them being friends again. They’re toxic to each other. I can see them on friendly terms, but not hanging out constantly. If Lucy ever comes back, I hope Mike apologizes but stays his distance from her. She doesn’t need this repeated.

P.S. I ship Lucy with Jessica because DAMN those men are just cray-zay.

ReddenedS July 24, 2013, 5:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #254701

KILL! KILL HIM!!! ****ing love u sue. Now punch him in the gut! Y do i have a feeling every possible **** that could hit the fan is going to explode in this chapter.

JustSomeCritic July 24, 2013, 5:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #254704

Love you soo much sue XD if everything continues like this the study party’s gonna turn into a war room :/

Caconia July 24, 2013, 5:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #254705

did you have anything to do with this . maybe :unsure: DIE

tabby July 24, 2013, 5:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #254706

Whelp.

and yep I am back, busy visiting colleges in the USA
but yeah, totally saw this coming or something like it. Sue is far too intelligent to not suspect Mike in anyway, whereas everyone else seems to have forgotten their rocky relationship or just tried to ignore the problem of Lucy leaving.

Love Sue, but Mike is also my fav character so… so conflicted!!

keep it up Tae, this is awesome

foreveryoung5 July 24, 2013, 5:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #254708

THANK YOU SUE!! And even the look on his face while she’s choking him was worth it, because he looks pretty hilarious! XD

I'll Eat Yourself July 24, 2013, 6:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #254709

oh my god Sue you are so great. But we can’t have Mike dead yet, right?

Timni July 24, 2013, 6:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #254710

MIKE’S HEAD INFLATES WHEN HE’S STRANGLED

Mimimi July 24, 2013, 6:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #254711

Man, I love Sue in this page. But I’d like to point out that everyone gave paulo so much heat for punching Mike, whereas Sue is loved for strangling him XD

EpicLyra July 24, 2013, 6:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #254712

JESUS CHRIST AND ALL TWELVE APOSTLES.

I was not expecting that from Sue.

thompson De' Medici July 24, 2013, 6:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #254713

@ Commander_Zero
A true friend is not just someone who stands by you when you act like a jerk. Its the friend that calls you on it when you are going to far and tries to help you, who’s honest but not cruel or heartless. Someone who stands by your side willing to listen if somethings wrong, without judging you and honestly cares about what you have to say and how you feel. So who here is a real friend of Mike? Who cares about what he has to say and why? They all LOVE to call him out on things when he’s “wrong” but who takes the time to understand WHY he’s doing what he’s doing or if he could in fact not be wrong? Not one Daisy sort of understood mike or tried to think about his feelings but not really. Sue didn’t even remotely consider his feelings with the play she didn’t even talk to Lucy about it how was that smart? She wanted to help but how can you help when you don’t even understand why things are the way they are? And when Mike was clearly not wanting to be around Lucy how would forcing them to hang out be an even remotely good idea? Would you tell a friend who’s with an abuser to get back with them and force them to hang out when your “friend” is clearly upset with the person and wants to get away from them?

Its typical of abuse victims to say they “deserved” it or to defend the person and say its cool or its ok and to not want people to get upset. He’s acting like your typical abuse victim, he didn’t like the way she was treating him but he liked her and felt sorry for her and hoped she would change. How many people are in abusive/toxic relationships take it and take it and take it till they realize its wrong and then they flip out and blow up at the person? Thats exactly what he did, he made excuses for her, he took it as long as he could and then he finally exploded. And its not just because of Lucy everyone ELSE took her side pressured him to cater to her. No one stopped and tried to understand what was going on or why first they just immediately jumped on him. Execpt for Sue which makes her acting like this really REALLY disappointing since she didn’t bother to find out what happened. And its not like no one knew everyone knew but just never said anything directly to Lucy’s face. Until confrontation none of them except for Paulo even liked her, they all wondering why other then her being pretty did Mike keep taking so much abuse. He was pretty much an enabler and they all went with it.

I don’t like that either and its not that hitting is funny its that girls hitting guys or just Lucy hitting anyone in general is supposed to be funny. Its going back and forth between being serious and being funny which was something the pets or fancharacters were for but now that they’re out I guess we’re gonna just go back to hitting. :T It kinda undermines everything thats been built up so far.

Sammy July 24, 2013, 6:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #254714

Sue is just so done it is absolutely wonderful

Vega July 24, 2013, 7:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #254715

Sue’s relationship with Lucy is quite possibly the best relationship in all of BCB. There’s no ulterior motive, no romantic inclinations, just two girls who are friends, who would do anything for each other. Sue is so protective of Lucy, not because she’s looking down on her, but because she understands her and her delicate psych. She knows that Lucy feels isolated and lonely and she looks out for her and tries to help cure her of that insulation.

Skykittykat July 24, 2013, 7:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #254716

I don’t think Sue’s methods are approved by the board of Psychiatrists.

Anonymous July 24, 2013, 7:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #254717

I think everyone agrees that he deserves it.

Me Man July 24, 2013, 7:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #254719

You go Sue, choke him to death! :P

Rose July 24, 2013, 7:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #254720

Honestly? Kudos to Mike for actually being at least somewhat honest about it. I wasn’t really expecting it, but then again, not really a history of lying from him. So at least there’s that working for Mike.

I still get a kick out of the comments sections of these pages where people basically argue about “who was in the wrong” between Mike and Lucy. Short answer: both. As is often the case in most real-life situations. Just because Lucy tried to off herself doesn’t make Mike more “wrong,” so don’t even try to play that. When feelings are involved you can’t argue whose feelings are more valid. No one wins if we’re going to try to debate with that as our baseline.

Neveko July 24, 2013, 7:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #254721

(I’m Wittmann won my Ipod).
By Jeeve’s, Mike had it coming yes? This page, THIS. Poor Mikey is going to be put on the spot though, which is better than not being put on the spot because he should be, but still. I have a bit more respect for Sue than I already did before now, but just don’t kill him or he won’t say anything!

MECHEN DER KRIEGTÖRTILLEM July 24, 2013, 7:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #254722

I think he’s already gone through enough guilt.

Mike, you didn’t do anything special. Don’t get a big head.

*Ba-dum tsh*

Sambo July 24, 2013, 7:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #254723

Thank you Sue

DezRaffy July 24, 2013, 7:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #254724

How do the rest of the characters not notice this happening.

Sambo July 24, 2013, 7:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #254725

FINALLY, some answers!
I have a new adoration for Sue o.o

fufufufu.... July 24, 2013, 7:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #254726

Nevermind that studying is making them depressed enough as it is, Mike is going to get it twice as bad..And sorry for invading Poland.
Jk, I’m not sorry.

MECHEN DER KRIEGTÖRTILLEM July 24, 2013, 7:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #254727

Sue: Deliver a strangling blow in annoyance.

Subaru July 24, 2013, 7:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #254728

Don’t you worry Mike, MY hate for you is unconditional.

Mike bein’ strangled huh?
Yippee… :/

Thatoneguy July 24, 2013, 7:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #254729

Yay for Detective Sue! 8-D

Quill July 24, 2013, 7:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #254730

@Sammy - Indeed!
I noticed something no other readers brought up when I was reading this comic -
In the chapter “at loose ends” when Abbey is tending to his mothers injuries after his dad hurt her, she makes excuses for him. She says “you know what he gets like - I must have done something to anger him”. This is really typical of abuse victims unfortunately - they can become conditioned to accept the abuse.
In December, during. Mikes flashback on the phone to Sandy, he has a nosebleed due to Lucy punching him in the face. when Sandy reacts like any normal girlfriend would and is worried, he responds “it’s okay! I was being kinda annoying anyway…” He was beginning to develop the same thought patterns as an abuse victim. That’s also probably why he didn’t argue for so long about her treatment to him. He literally needed somebody else to remind him that his happiness meant something.
I haven’t seen any other commenters that noticed this. That’s why I’m annoyed at how one sided this is - I hate how people see violence against Mike as being funny, and violence against anyone else is serious.
Everyone is so worried about Lucy - yet nobody seems to care about Mike. That’s why I think pretty much every character here except for Daisy is a ****** friend.

Smegirl July 24, 2013, 7:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #254731

This does seem a little over-the-top, but look at the big picture. One of Sue’s friends fell into depression, culminating in her moving away after what we assume to be a suicide attempt, she suspected Mike from the very beginning but he never said anything, and when he finally does, he tries to downplay it as if it wasn’t a big deal. Yeah, I probably would’ve strangled him too.

Did Mike not actually learn to act? Come on. We saw you cry, we know you’re sad and you regret it. Play that up so that everybody won’t be livid (or at least not AS livid).

Matt July 24, 2013, 7:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #254732

I really hope Mike stands up for himself and makes all the others realise how **** they’ve been to him.

Smegirl July 24, 2013, 8:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #254733

Already made my death to mike comment. So if pearl harbor excists in this world that mean’s its r world but with cats and dogs. So Does that mean stuff like martin luther king happend in this world? Further more does that mean dogs r this worlds black people? Did a dog have a dream that all furrys r equeal. How come there are less dogs than cat’s in this world? Did world war 1 and 2 wipe them out? Is there Rasicm in this world? Where R the mexicans? What race represents them? Maby theres a bunch of chawawa’s somewhere hoping the border. Even Further more r our hero’s in CAT USA, or CATADA lol pun. Taeshi? I’d realy like to know.

JustSomeCritic July 24, 2013, 8:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #254734

I have an idea! 8-D
What if you put that book into a flash animation? :)

Nice-Hero July 24, 2013, 8:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #254736

Kill hiiiiiiiim

Lol July 24, 2013, 8:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #254737

I like how this page indirectly hints at the fact that Mike ALWAYS takes the easy way out.

Nax July 24, 2013, 8:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #254738

Err… Who can edit an image called “100 funny faces of Mike”?

SouthOfRussia July 24, 2013, 8:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #254739

Yes Sue very good keep going

Buggy July 24, 2013, 8:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #254740

Sue him! =D

Ronyle143 July 24, 2013, 8:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #254741

Mike sigh: Why always me!

HongKat July 24, 2013, 8:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #254742

@Nice-Hero: The problem is this comic is “PG12”… Maybe the side story animation of Sandy will come out first.

HongKat July 24, 2013, 8:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #254743

YEESSSSSS! Choke him to death with that blue scarf, I love it! HAVE AT HIM, SUE, MAKE “Maishul” SPILL THE BEANS!

Suzume July 24, 2013, 8:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #254744

Wow, this study party is going downhill fast, lol.

dynamo July 24, 2013, 8:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #254745

“Reckless” isn’t the word I’d use, Michael. “Hurtful” is more like it. And the moment she asked, you should have run… very VERY fast.
God have mercy on your soul, Michael. D:

Xeneus July 24, 2013, 8:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #254746

Wow. Dominatrix in the making, or what? Us shippers are about to go crazy if this goes on, Taeshi! Is it too much to ask that he cry some more though?

Sanitarium July 24, 2013, 9:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #254748

Choking someone with their scarf. Very original :3

ShizuTheCat July 24, 2013, 9:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #254749

Now’s uh really not the best time fer that, Sue. O.O Focus on the distraction!

Jessica U. Ingmann July 24, 2013, 9:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #254750

I need to say this before I bust. I AM NOW OFFICIALLY ON FAN FICTION!!!!!! :love:

Now that that is out of the way. I want to say something to Sue. Don’t chocke him to death, just a little. ;) We kinda need Mike to mend Lucy’s broken heart or something. :/

RPG Nerd July 24, 2013, 9:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #254751

I feel horrible but I laughed and smiled at Sue choking Mike oopsy.
I mean he’s not dying or disappearing too, right?

I miss Lucy and the pets a lot :(

and I wonder what the others will say/think about Mike having anything to do about it >:3

WellSnap July 24, 2013, 10:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #254752

Next the comics going to switch back and show Abbey and and Paulo slugging it out… Nice job Daisy, nice job…

Misanthrope July 24, 2013, 10:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #254753

I really don’t agree with this whole “IT WAS ALLLLLLL MIKE’S FAULT THING”

being a person who has been through a suicide attempt, I know that not one thing, moment or person leads to the act, its a whole number of things adding up till you can’t take it anymore.

I can’t buy that Lucy would do this just over mike. I could believe it if it was a number of things, but not just one. I also don’t like how everyone in the plot is going to hate mike and so on. I mean Mike did a nasty thing, but it was Lucy who decided to take her life, NOT THAT I BLAME LUCY, but it is unfair to blame ONE person for someone’s suicide attempt.

Kelp July 24, 2013, 10:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #254754

I kinda hope everyone starts fighting that would be hilarious

L.C. July 24, 2013, 10:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #254755

Ah damn…this is all going to hell in a handbasket real fast D:

I think this is going to be a moment that Daisy’s going to snap D:

Chocothunda July 24, 2013, 10:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #254756

Never mind. Sue is best character.

Just-A-Lurker July 24, 2013, 10:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #254757

Kill him sue make you fanbase proud
KILL HIM

N-master July 24, 2013, 11:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #254758

ooohhh sue i love you <3
take all the information from him

Knight-A July 24, 2013, 11:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #254759

Although I’m certainly no Mike hater, that was pretty damn funny. His face in the last panel..priceless. lol

starfighter105 July 24, 2013, 11:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #254760

Sue has constantly proven her superiority over all other members of the pack. She is the Alpha Female of BCB. In ALL aspects.
And if you don’t like Sue, you are my enemy.
Yeah, go Susan, woo!

Masonery July 25, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #254761

@Kelp: When u say not that u blame lucy r u saying you don’t blame her for trying to kill herself? Because if u are that is a stupid statement. I know u said u r someone who tried to kill yourself, and i’m glad your alive, but trying to kill yourself for one reason or multiple reasons is still the stupidest thing anyone can do. Am i one to talk, no i’ve never attempted suicide, however i have been as low as u can go where u wonder whats the point of my life, y go on, nothing matters. No matter how low it got in that period of my life i would never sercome to the lowest thing a human can do to themself. I’d say it to lucy or any sucidal to live life, if not for them then out of spite. Life is a contest to see how far u can go, r u going to slip and fall time to time shure, but its the journy. I worry every day that my best friend will go back to that low place and kill himself. He had a nervouse break down y’ll back and wouldn’t tell us what else happend before he was dragged to the hospital. We think he tried to kill himself. I gave him emense tuff love and he’s out of the insane asylum and alot better. So if i’m being harsh i believe its nessisarry. (his mom and i committed him)

JustSomeCritic July 25, 2013, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #254762

Time for the plot twist:
Suddenly, Sue grabs Mike and they begin making out on the bed. Everyone joins in, and an orgy is started. David gets his wish, because the last thing we see is Rachel saying “Ewww… Sex! Gross!” and running off.
The comic then ends.

Masonery July 25, 2013, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #254763

D: Ehh what’s with everyone always treating Mike horribly yet no one questions Lucy’s behavior whenever they fight. To be honest their friends makes it worse for Mike than before. I can understand that Mike said hurtful things to Lucy in the past chapters but at the same time he always had to put up with Lucy treating him so badly that he blew up on her the worst way possible. It goes to show how their friendship was becoming unhealthy over time.

It was refreshing to have Sandy tell him to talk it out instead of being all “MIKE YOU ARE A BIG JERK!!1!1” like most of his friends act in these kind of situations. At this point it seems that some readers just want revenge on Mike for what he did more than having him own up to his mistakes without people always attacking him.

TLDR: The way everyone is so one-sided is getting redundant and ridiculous also really unfair to Mike.

Haxorus31 July 25, 2013, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #254764

And here I thought everyone was going to blow up at Paulo. Next update those two are going to be screwed, although Mike more so than Paulo.

Seoq July 25, 2013, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #254765

Well that was a subtle reaction open to much interpretation… I wonder what she REALLY means by attempted murder.

Allsmiles July 25, 2013, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #254766

I love the last panel, I think its how most people feel or want to do to Mike xD

Pocket Chibi July 25, 2013, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #254767

Hmm
This page implies that BSCB takes place in an alternate, parallel universe where the timelines play out in the same manner, but felines were the dominant evolutionary groundwork rather than apes
which means……..

ADOLF HITCAT!

HAIL THE FÜRHRER !!!

Frodomann1 July 25, 2013, 1:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #254768

And just like that, in the space of one panel, Sue instantly became everyone’s new favourite character.

Darkewulf July 25, 2013, 1:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #254769

Sue did what I wanted to do from the moment Mike said those horrible things to Lucy. Now, I understand why he said them. I understand both Lucy and Mike’s side of this situation. But I wish Mike had been more understanding. Yeah, they’re all teenagers so they’re still learning about life and everything. But Mike is such a great guy. It really shocked me to hear that come from him.

And “a little reckless”? More like angry and cruel. Man this comic is so amazing. It’s got a lot of drama, but it covers so many different emotional issues. So many life issues. Relationships, friendships, love, sex, money, abuse, neglect, loyalty, etc.

Taeshi I love you. <3

On the “Who’s that?” check I always want to say their name followed by a comma, a space, and the word duh. XD

Matthew Tereau July 25, 2013, 2:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #254770

It’s like they say: “Sometimes you need to apply a little force to get what you want.”

Blank On Purpose July 25, 2013, 3:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #254771

aaaaah i cant wait for more posts! i want to know what happened to Lucy! o.o

Sally July 25, 2013, 4:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #254773

I hope that’s a cartoon-like kind of choking and not the real deal. But that’s what I first thought of Lucy’s violence too, that it was merely for a comical effect (as seen in many anime).

LH July 25, 2013, 4:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #254774

I like how Taeshi put in a little bit of comedy before everything gets serious. While I do like the more serious and dramatic parts of this comic the best, Its nice to laugh at some of the characters antics.

BornAgain July 25, 2013, 4:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #254775

Uh-oh. Hell’s gonna break loose.
Oh, Daisy, you only wanted to cheer everyone up :c

Linkification July 25, 2013, 4:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #254776

Hm. Another page of nothing but Mike-hate in the comments. Why am I not surprised. *sigh*

daft_inquisitor July 25, 2013, 4:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #254777

Sue, is strangling Mike REALLY going to fix anything? You’re not helping the group by hurting him. We all know he did something completely stupid, but his pain won’t Lucy back… Or will it? Maybe Mike needs to see how wrong he was for saying those mean things to Lucy. I shall allow this ONE instance of what I shall deem “justice” to take place.
Still believe in :unsure:x Mad Lucy

SIGxMUNDx808 July 25, 2013, 4:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #254778

FINISH HIM! FATALITY! (Mortal Combat theme plays.)

Fluffy July 25, 2013, 5:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #254780

Why do I get the feeling that everyone will hate Mike by the end of this chapter? 8-D

Itsrainingbubbles July 25, 2013, 5:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #254781

I’ll keep my post short and simple: By the end of this chapter everyone’s gana want to kill everyone 8-D Following chapters will be the reconciliation of said wanting to kill ;)

kdebones July 25, 2013, 5:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #254782

I KNEW there was a reason for that scarf!! 8-D

TarriPup July 25, 2013, 6:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #254783

Awesome Sue!!!

Paolo_Fan July 25, 2013, 6:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #254784

Good, good. Let the hate flow through you…

Sloth July 25, 2013, 8:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #254785

A shame. I’m neither a Mike hater or a Lucy hater, and yet I can’t find many other fans that are the same way.

Anyway, here, I hope Mike doesn’t get pummeled too badly. Yes, he made mistakes. Yes, he was harsh. And he’s already had plenty of opportunity to feel horrible about it. But he certainly does not deserve his friends on top of everybody else acting hostile towards him, and he does not deserve to think that this thing with Lucy (which I’m assuming is a suicide attempt) is his fault. No one could make Lucy do that but herself.

Zala July 25, 2013, 8:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #254786

OMG Sue! I love you! XD

Yu July 25, 2013, 8:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #254787

Oh my goodness. Mike’s faces in the last two panels. Just perfect, absolute gold. XD

Sao July 25, 2013, 9:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #254788

Um… You guys know that if Mike dies then Lucy will probably kill herself, or at least try to again. :/ So think on that before you all go and hope Sue kills Mike.

RPG Nerd July 25, 2013, 9:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #254789

*ANGRY CACKLING*

Tom_atlus July 25, 2013, 9:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #254790

Where is McCain and his “violence is not going to help Lucy” logic when you need him? :/

RPG Nerd July 25, 2013, 9:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #254791

Then Mike gets sent to the hospital, sees Lucy waits for her family to leave then gives a full fledged heart pouring, eyes crying, “I’m sorry” speech. Then we find out that Sue strangled Mike to get him to the hospital without anyone being suspicious of why he’s there, and she planed on him apologizing, and she planed everything out just to get Lucy and Mike together. And everyone is in on this except Mike and Lucy and its all just one giant conspiracy.

RPG Nerd July 25, 2013, 9:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #254792

@Sammy

First of all, that’s a good answer. You took your time to read my post and tried to counter what I wrote. I admire that. So, since we’re done pleasantries, let me explain why you’re wrong.

First of all: Lucy did change. She wasn’t abuser when Mike decided to go mental on her. At this point she tried to fix their friendship. Not to seduce him, take him away from Sandy. No. Just friendship. She even tried to act politely. And what happened then? Mike yelled at her, and pretty much destroyed her using her own fears against her. So no, this is not justified at all. I wouldn’t really mind if Mike would do it after being kicked and insulted by her. But he did that after she stopped acting like that. That’s why this was totally wrong.

Now about Sue. You do remember she’s a teenager right? And as far she was concerned Mike and Lucy were best friends. Also as I pointed out: Mike defended Lucy and her behaviour, and never really complained about it. Was he really that much of a victim? If he decided to bear with that for years he was no “saint”, no “good guy” but rather a perverted masochist.

@Smeegirl
“I haven’t seen any other commenters that noticed this. ”
You should read other posts more carefully before making this statement. I wrote about Mike defending Lucy and her behaviour in my last post.

Commander_Zero July 25, 2013, 11:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #254844

@Commander_Zero

I like this guy, He takes situations & contexts into account, while other blatantly ignores them and then goes on a holy crusade.

Nax July 25, 2013, 3:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #254845

God that last panel…It makes me feel happy.

Wait what... July 25, 2013, 3:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #254874

XD THAT FACE!!! BAAAAAHAHAHAHAHHAAAAAAA

RylanWearingABowtie July 25, 2013, 6:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #254901

@Sammy and @Smegirl

I’m sorry, I was too busy distracted by how Lucy attempted to commit suicide and Mike sorta shrugged off all the abuse he received in Public. From Sue’s perspective, Mike didn’t really mind (beyond Tsundere level bickering and/or mild annoyance), and LUCY TRIED TO KILL HERSELF AND MOVED AWAY. I’m pretty sure that the different levels of retribution are justified here.

Also, go Sue! You are awesome.

Some Guy July 25, 2013, 8:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #254905

HA! Serves ya right you *******!

SOGx-ray July 25, 2013, 8:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #254934

Everybody hates mike. he exists purely to suffer the wrath of the other characters. and that makes me a saaaad panda.

Steel Wings July 26, 2013, 8:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #254984

I don’t know how Sue can be so caring about Lucy….have she ever done something nice for her? I would like to see it. If not….how could you care so much for someone who has always been a bitch with you and with like…..everyone?

Effie July 26, 2013, 3:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #255003

I suddenly like Sue much more XD

Seiri July 26, 2013, 7:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #255029

I haven’t been here in a long while…

And now that I’m back… I am assaulted by feelings.

UnitSeven July 27, 2013, 6:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #255174

@JustSomeCritic

I believe what you meant to say is
“I think that statment is incorrect,” saying a statement is “stupid” is stupid within itself considering your using “u” as a word you have nothing to say,

Suicide is a serious issue and everyone one has their own opinions about it NONE of which are stupid
… unless you know you think its fun then well their you go

Food July 29, 2013, 9:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #255304

i whant to add a question: battle moste blodiest during the pacific war?, and when was liberated?, let’s see if you know some of your one history XD wish you luck ;)

Rex_inizaky July 31, 2013, 1:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #257139

Who knew cats fought in World War Two?

The Pornographer August 20, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #263345

I think he feels a little too guilty, because she just asked and he started sweating bullets! He’s right he did get reckless seeing as he of all people knew that Lucy has some mental problems and dependency issues and could’ve handled the situation better but Lucy is also to blame because she never really tried to confront these issues. (Like her hydrophobia) and probably a lot of stuff she was pushing down came to the surface and she just couldn’t handle it. I honestly feel bad for Mike and I hope he can redeem himself, not to everyone else, they’ll forgive him when and if they find out. But to Lucy, who yeah wasn’t the best friend to him, but she tried to show she cared and made it up to him. It wasn’t until they got older that everyone started to accept her temper and all. Mike was all she had when they were younger, and part of me really thinks that if he didn’t want to be bothered with her, he could’ve got rid of her. Sigh I really wonder if she’ll ever come back… I want them to mend what little is left. But to end this on a lighter note: Jesus Sue didn’t even let him finish, just choked the mess out of him haha.

Tealjoy October 27, 2013, 3:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #264771

Thank you Sue :)

Seiri November 7, 2013, 3:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #275503

i’m lost. what happened to Lucy?

jett February 17, 2014, 6:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #281630

I knew that scarf of his would come with a drawback

TheHowlingStorm May 27, 2014, 11:00 PM EST.

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