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HEY NOW THAT WE ARE DONE PROMOTING A KICKSTARTER, WE WANT TO PROMOTE A KICKSTARTER. You all should read Lighter than Heir but if you want to read it better YOU SHOULD BUY THE BOOK AND SUPPORT NALEM she’s cool and it’s a great story so GET TO IT GUYS and support one of our favourite webcomics!
And now begins Mike’s downward spiral…. On another note, drunk Daisy’s an *******.
You know, when Lucy comes back, I doubt she’ll have any more problems with Mike. He feels guilty enough and has had the crap beaten out of him enough to probably never pull that **** again.
Also, Abbey and Daisy are probably going to have a nice, long talk when Daisy sobers up. Lets see how that goes.
Nikita November 25, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.
Aw, poor Lucy. Beautiful page though
Anoukk November 25, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.
Epic body shot of Mike and Daisy.
Keyblade Dragon November 25, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
drama drama drama
Mariasona November 25, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
Dem Daysy legs..
Levita November 25, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
This is just getting deppressing. This party has a severe lack of partying and that needs to stop. Right now. Begin with the funny dancing and laughter.
What daisy doesn’t know won’t hurt her.
Kindle_kat November 25, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
That one winter he will regret the most.
Keyblade Dragon November 25, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.
Sty November 25, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.
I sense TONS of regret. Am I saying it right? Tons?
Any way. He does care about Lucy and he really regrets for having blown on Lucy in ”December”
And now begins the quest of discovering Lucy’s whereabouts. Good luck Mike
Jonas97face November 25, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.
We want more of Lucy
I’ve just noticed that Daisy’s dress is the same colour as Mike’s scarf.
Beefish November 25, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.
kami November 25, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.
wow! I love the perspective angle you drew these two in! And The blue really captures the depression from the past couple of chapters! LOVE IT!
Unorez November 25, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.
dis is gon be goood
Lica November 25, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.
YES MIKE!! FINALLY you start to feel guilty again about what you had done on December! I hope that this’ll end in a little bittersweet ending for the party at least.
Edit: What’s that mark on her cheek when she says “don’t leave me…”? Is that a signature?
Twiggy November 25, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.
And Mike’s still all about Lucy I see.
Mike, Daisy just asked why you’re always been about Lucy, you should grace her with an answer
GingerPaws November 25, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.
ALL MY FEELS. TAKE THEM.
SnowyPaint November 25, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.
hey, it monday update! ….Well, time to be depressed again . It IS a nicely colored page though.
But hey, at least there’s Lucy for those that missed her….. sad and in flashback, but still… -nervous chuckle-.
Subaru November 25, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.
@twiggy - he’s felt guilty about it for at least 3 chapters now :I
dolphinbread November 25, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.
I flipped out when I saw Lucy. Just a re-cap, though…
Pikahu November 25, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.
DAISY!!!!!!!! DONT GO FOR MIKE! ABBEY IS SO MUCH BETTEEERRR!!!!!!!
Pechymeister November 25, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.
BLACKOUT November 25, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.
So back to drinking Mike,
Yo ho ho to the bottle i go heal my heart and drown my woe
Chrisd765 November 25, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.
Oh man i can’t wait for tomorrows page. What will Mike answer Daisy?
Sty November 25, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.
Let the story be told like author wants it. A mixture of laughter, joy, tears, and pain which brings the characters to life. If the characters were always happy and joyful, they wouldn’t be able to connect with us readers. She is right to bring emotions, memories, and drama into this story line. It makes it 10 times better than any other comic I have ever read. Even if the artwork isn’t on par with some other comics… its the story that stands out!
Mark November 25, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.
THESE TEENAGERS ARE TOO YOUNG TO HAVE EXPERIENCED THIS MUCH DRAMA YA’LL NEED TO GO OUTSIDE AND HELP AN OLD LADY CROSS THE STREET OR SOMETHING
Whimsicott November 25, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.
Mike feels more guilt, and Daisy is the cause, but she doesn’t even know it. Exactly what I thought would happen at the end of the previous page
Chris November 25, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.
KanayaMaryam November 25, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.
It seems this wasn’t what he needed, after all.
BTW, I love your strokes in Daisy’s dress, Taeshi. You captured the frilly-ness really well ^o^
Adept-eX November 25, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.
@dolphinbread Didn’t really seem like it to me. Looked like he didn’t mind a little. Except when Lucy left.
Twiggy November 25, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.
Did you took these pictures from older chapters or did you draw them especially for that page ? Because they look familiar, but in the same time, I don’t remember about them… Could just be a lack of memory. Oh well.
Anyway, 4 more pages to go !!
With all of the Lucy flashbacks and stuff, can we hope that she wwilll make a (re)appearance in the comic ? We , no, the WORLD needs more Lucy goodness !
(And yeah, that’s some solid story up to this point ! I’ll definitely won’t stop reading it !)
Rainbow Blur November 25, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.
$adiq November 25, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.
I’ll say it again, you guys camp out like fans of Star Wars outside the theater on opening night. Seriously, it was JUST put up.
And now, my thoughts on the page.
VERY nice, we get him flash-backing what he did instead of him having some inner monologue. I’m liking this trend of using images to tell the story instead of a bunch of words. Very pretty.
Also…LUUUCY, SO MUCH HEARTBREAK! THE FEELS! NNNNNNNNGH. TnT
Now to read the comment-wars for the next 24 hours.
Zone November 25, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.
and this is the moment when Mike realizes that he was being a jerk.but seriously what is really going to Abby’s mind right now while his girlfriend is hugging on Mike and defending him.
sen November 25, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.
Wait Guys, this chapters amount of pages changed! This chapter will be 41 pages now.
Sty November 25, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.
Time to go across the blue to pink background again! Lets hope this goes better then last time.
Venorik November 25, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.
I just dont know how to not hate mike!!!!!
Chuck U_U November 25, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.
What I thought Mike didn’t feel sorry that he was some heartless jerk who loved ripping Lucy to shreds!
Obviously sarcasm aside thank you again Taeshi for illustrating that things are not black and white, and most of the characters do have a conscience! Now what Mike goes about it is still a mystery? Is he going to vocalize these feelings, or keep pretending he is the only victim? Is he actually going to try and find Lucy and show her all her friends still care or anything like that? I just hope he doesn’t rip Daisy apart, he really needs to learn how to balance his feelings.
You know thats one thing thats bugged me why have none of them gone looking for her? Or camped outside her house demanding answers ect? Or maybe they have but shes chosen not to show that?
Samm-y November 25, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.
@Twiggy - That’s the long fur on her head mixed with the lines of her whiskers.
Zone November 25, 2013, 1:11 PM EST.
I think he has felt guilty, but a good chunk of him is (was?) still in denial about it because his self-revelation was pretty harsh. I think it’s finally starting to sink in overall now that he’s told the story to his friends, and has seen that he was completely wrong in thinking that they only liked him because of his relationship with Lucy.
Huh, you’re right O_o
Deiser November 25, 2013, 1:11 PM EST.
eeehhhh, ok. I can wait ‘till tomorrow.
boh... November 25, 2013, 1:11 PM EST.
Maybe you recognize this page because it looks similar to the Lucy flashback in Chapter 75, pages 22-26.
Sty November 25, 2013, 1:14 PM EST.
We lost our Stacy(supertails19)!! If you have any info on where she might be, then let us know. -Lea(friend of Sapphire20 and supertails19)
I recorded our most recent search meeting and this is the best place to put this up since this is the comic she checks the most. (and we are running out of places to look for her in real life ).
Sapphire: “So did the rest of you have any luck finding clues?”
Mindy: “If we did, then we’d be having a good time with our missing friend right now, wouldn’t we?”
Kevin: “It was just a simple question, no need to be rude.”
Lea: “Can we try staying on topic long enough to figure out what places Stacy could be?”
Kevin: “What places haven’t we double checked already? We’ve checked this whole city and even spread out into other cities. This is getting tiresome. Hmm, maybe Lea was right about Stacy not wanting to be found.”
Sapphire: “I’m not believing a single one of Lea’s horrible theories. Stacy was not kidnapped. She’s too strong for something like that.”
Mindy: “Unless somebody did something to weaken her. Wouldn’t be that hard to sneak up on that moron.”
Lea: “Look at the facts: her room has been cleaned spotless even though it normally look like a disaster, I have been taking her shifts at work for the past few days, she left all her stuff behind including her laptop(which I’ve been borrowing, sorry Stacy ) and her phone which she never leaves home without, and to top it all of, she’s been gone for almost 2 weeks now.”
Kevin: “Sorry buddy, but I think you will have to find a new girlfriend.”
Sapphire: “I’m not giving up that easily. She could dump me, but I am not stopping until I find her.”
Mindy: “Ooh, I think you mad him mad. He looks like he’s ready to punch somebody.”
Sapphire: “Or something. Give me a moment, I’ll be back.”
Lea: “Do you think it is too soon to ask him on a date?”
-Kevin and Mindy glare at me-
Lea: “Yeah, I thought so. I’ll give him some time to mourn when he’s past the denial stage.”
Kevin: “And here I thought Mindy was cold.”
Mindy: “Let’s drop the attitude for one moment and let’s get back to the reason we are here. I’m not a fan of that loser, but I hate seeing Sapphire cry because she’s not around. Kevin do you know anywhere else where she might be?”
Kevin: “I already checked everywhere that I thought she might be and I even checked some odd places she might have tried to hide in… assuming she was actually just hiding from us and not in a white van like Lea thinks.”
Lea: (Not my fault that scenario seems like the one that make the most sense here, hmmph). “Well it is not like she went on a cruise to nowhere since she doesn’t even have her permit yet. Also, I doubt she would hitch a ride with some lame-o even if it meant getting away from here.”
Mindy: “Calm down there, Daisy. No need to throw a tantrum. We’ll find our missing friend and rejoice when she’s back to her annoyingly sweet relationship with Sapphire.”
-Sapphire walks in with his ex-girlfriend Ally(ugh, a Sandy wannabe)-
Mindy: “Well speak of the devil. Oh look and the devil even brought an old toy. With Stacy gone somebody felt a little too lonely didn’t they?” Sapphire: “Shut up. She’s just helping us with the search. Her friends are checking Danvers and Salem as we speak so be grateful.”
Mindy: “I’ll be grateful when you’re single and in need of my company… instead of this prissy princess.”
Ally: -hands to her hips like usual- “I’m not a prissy princess. I’m just refined and sorry for actually trying to look good every once in a while.”
Lea: (Yeah, too bad ‘once in a while’ means whenever Sapphire is feeling lonely, that *****).
Ally: “Hey new girl, are you going to keep glaring at me, attack me, or say hi?”
Lea: (New girl?! That’s it!) “Listen here you stuck up loser, the only reason we are in the same room right now and you DON’T have a bloody nose is because you are helping us find our friend. I have known her for YEARS and you can’t even remember her name, so think twice before you call me the ‘new girl’ or try acting like you actually care. We both know you don’t care, but this jerk seems to still trust you.”
Sapphire: “We need every bit of help we can get, so just put your differences aside and let’s get back to looking for her.”
Kevin: “Okay then, Sapphire you can get back to running around and checking all of Stacy’s favorite spots again, Lea can go back to doing Stacy’s jobs even though I can’t understand why you like her secret job so much(well secrets jobs are always fun when no one gets harmed and there is no cheating involved), Ally go with Lea and while she’s working just check around to see if you notice any of Stacy’s old friends or some clue, and I’ll keep working with the others to look for her elsewhere.”
P.S. Stacy, if you are out there. Just let your parents know you are okay. Oh, and get back soon. I want to show you a video recording of Sapphire singing to this song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hT_nvWreIhg
-Love Lea and friends(that are probably going to be mad about me doing this behind their backs, but hey I’m desperate to see a smile on Sapphire’s face already and see you again after disappearing without a freakin’ trace Uhh, please don’t be mad about me borrowing your laptop and your account )
supertails19 November 25, 2013, 1:15 PM EST.
Woo! Conscience. I suppose Mike needs a round of applause for realizing that he was pretty out of line, even though he probably wouldn’t be human if he didn’t feel the least bit bad about it. What a trooper.
Honestly, I only care about what he does after feeling the feels. He gets no redemption for simply thinking in his head that it was wrong. That’s a coward’s way to go about it. Nothing progresses if the actions stay limited to, “Well that probably was a dick move, and I shouldn’t have done that in that way.”
Lickit&stickit November 25, 2013, 1:16 PM EST.
Regarding my comment about the story confusing me a few pages back… I’ll admit it, the current events and such in BCB were depressing me. This comic is a giant roller coaster of teenage drama and growing up; the changes that had been happening since the Acapulco arc up until now… I guess all of those emotions just caught up and overwhelmed me.
So I apologize to Taeshi for thinking this chapter was trying to shift the readers likes from Lucy to Mike. You know what you’re planning for this and I’m sorry I thought like that.
Now, as for this page I have to wonder about those images. I get the feeling Mike is feeling guilty about what he did to Lucy and doesn’t know how to answer Daisy because of it. I don’t know. I know he started feeling guilty back in ‘Breaking Up’ but maybe it’s finally starting to sink in completely? Not sure.
I can’t really think of any other reason besides that. Maybe the next page will clarify that?
Still love this comic! ^^ Looking forward to seeing how this all turns out in the end. I’m hoping for a happy ending for everyone.
Guest D November 25, 2013, 1:17 PM EST.
@Samm-y - They’ve tried confronting her brother several times, but he avoids it. Maybe the invite to this party was in hopes that he would also get drunk and tell-all, but he didn’t take the bait and refused to spend time with any of them. And who’s gonna dare try asking the other brother? (And your brother’s gonna kill me and he’s 6 foot 10.) I doubt the mother or racer father would tell, either. Camping outside her house will only get the cops called on them and they know it.
Zone November 25, 2013, 1:18 PM EST.
“Alright jerk, I got the point.”
She sure did. She got it before December’s “main event” but that didn’t stop Mike. She tried to show she was happy for him when Sandy’s visit was announced, but that didn’t stop him. I get that his guilt has been hitting him pretty hard for the last few chapters, and not to sound cynical but this page made me pretty happy. Just another reason for Mike to look back on his mistakes and grow from them.
Still waiting for you to answer Daisy, Mike.
TBlackfeet November 25, 2013, 1:18 PM EST.
That’s awful, how long has she been missing?
Lickit&stickit November 25, 2013, 1:19 PM EST.
Maybe Mike even knows where Lucy is but he told no one because he was still butthurt about his friends being so “non-supportive” to him. I mean they were best friends and he might know something about Lucy’s Father or her other relatives.
Sty November 25, 2013, 1:22 PM EST.
good golly i love the composition on this page
Landy November 25, 2013, 1:22 PM EST.
It’s hard for Mike to admit he messed up, even to himself. He’s fundamentally a good kid, but he has a lot of growing up to do.
Zott November 25, 2013, 1:23 PM EST.
The past calls to the one with the conflicting heart…may he consider the pain he has caused…
Jayden November 25, 2013, 1:24 PM EST.
This chapter was originally gonna end at page 35 last time I was here , but now the chapter has been extended to page 41?! is it me or is there more than meets the eye ?
Blake A. Roten November 25, 2013, 1:25 PM EST.
@Lickit&stickit: Stacy has been gone for almost 2 weeks now. I figured this would be the best way to get her attention if we can’t find her. Borrowing her account on her favorite comic and just waiting for the yelling to come. That’s about all we can do at this point other than keep looking. I just hope she’s alright.
There hasn’t been a single day that Stacy hasn’t at least mentioned BCB to us so this seems like a good plan.
I need to go now to her job, but if anyone notices activity on her account then text this number. 978-532-9032 Sapphire has been holding onto her phone and if you see her name(Stacy) or supertails19 pop up again, then call him. We just want to find our friend or at least know she’s okay.
supertails19 November 25, 2013, 1:26 PM EST.
@Blake A. Roten
Yeah amount of pages updated today.
Sty November 25, 2013, 1:27 PM EST.
poor lucy but its good to see her again
Phillip November 25, 2013, 1:28 PM EST.
@Blake A. Roten - My guess is that she got an idea for a plot-twist or an ending change. I’m actually looking forward to finding out which and what it is.
Zone November 25, 2013, 1:28 PM EST.
Eeeeeeehg, these pages take sooooo long, (dispite the bueaty of each page) it baffles me why i had to wait three days for this page and another day for the next one, you think after all this time Veronica would have gained some speed in her work. As far as the story goes its awesome though. Don’t get me wrong, im very impatient, but i do love the story and where its going. Can’t wait to see how the persian reacts to all of this. What little we know about him from the panles about his home and bis conversations with lucy i kinda feel bad for him. I think that he might just join the rest of the cast with some truth about lucy no body knew about. Since every one is sad and guilty right now i can see him coming in to the story and relating to that sadness to get closer to every one.
Uberset November 25, 2013, 1:29 PM EST.
It hurts don’t it mike? Not being able to do anything about your lie? It’s tearing you apart on the inside. You know you still loved that one part of Lucy that was your hope. But you threw it all away in one stupid lie.
Blue fox November 25, 2013, 1:30 PM EST.
@supertails19 - Good luck with the search, wish I knew more. She’s not answering her cell-phone? You know, police can trace a phone as long as it’s not off. My prayers go out to her, and I hope you guys will be okay. (Also, try to keep the fighting to a minimum. If you argue during the search, she’ll come back to a broken group of friends)
Zone November 25, 2013, 1:31 PM EST.
Seeing Lucy again…..THE FEELS!!!! THEY RETURN!!!!!! Aaaahhhhh…….I miss her so much……But the update is really great!
Discord55 November 25, 2013, 1:31 PM EST.
Yeah I really want to see what he’s going to do about it now too, he did good by trying to goto the hospital but I’d really like to see them go find her and tell her he was wrong and now sorry he is etc. They don’t have to be friends again but something has to happen now, I think Taeshi is doing a great job of realistically portraying this . First denial, then guilt, depression, waitin on the action now.
Samm-y November 25, 2013, 1:33 PM EST.
Feel bad, feel very bad. I am still fairly worried about where Lucy has gone. What if she ended up like Alantutorial.
Friedhelm November 25, 2013, 1:34 PM EST.
@Uberset - Taeshi takes weekends off, she always has. And as for why it takes so long, it’s because beauty like this takes time to create. Writing or drawing, perfection takes time. Grab some popcorn, enjoy the comment-wars and wait for the next update. With Thanksgiving coming up, I’m wondering if she’s gonna take it off?
Zone November 25, 2013, 1:35 PM EST.
Cmon Mike, be an *** and think about happy things like …Saaaaaaandyyyyy
EvilKitty3 November 25, 2013, 1:38 PM EST.
@ Supertails19 I use to talk to supertails evrey day with text messages on or cell phones. I have not heard from supertails in two weeks as well. I am very worried. I would appreciate it if you could let me no if you find anything out.
Blue fox November 25, 2013, 1:40 PM EST.
The fact that I saw Lucy brightens my whole day
Dawson15 November 25, 2013, 1:42 PM EST.
Poor Lucy. I hope she’s not dead…she can’t be, right?!!! Mike took it a little too far but….what was the terrible thing that happened?
kitty777 November 25, 2013, 1:43 PM EST.
@Dawson15 - Even if she was a sad girl-kitty?
Zone November 25, 2013, 1:43 PM EST.
This is what I’ve been waiting for.
Ohmygoshyes. Mike/ finally feeling guilty for his actions.
And Daisy- wow haha. Kind of an *** move don’t you think?
Using the moment to finally lash out against a person who thought
You were actually their friend because you were nice to them. And not to mention this is going on right in front of your boyfriend’s eyes, (who, may I mention, you were so ready to hop in the sack with).
But then again, this has only come about due to every one’s drunken state.
Oh their hangovers are going to be funny~
Devmarizella November 25, 2013, 1:44 PM EST.
Just waiting for the Abbey-bomb to go off now. Any page now…
Comander_Nyan November 25, 2013, 1:46 PM EST.
I messed up with the number. It is actually 978-968-7842
@Blue fox: Is this^ the number that supertails talks to you with? She left her phone behind and Sapphire has it, but if you notice a weird number, then ask who it is. If it turns out to be our Stacy, then please let us know. You are the only one we know that she actually talked to a lot before she left so any possible hints will be greatly appreciated… and now I’m going to be late. Hopefully her boss understands and doesn’t fire me from her job.
supertails19 November 25, 2013, 1:46 PM EST.
@Uberset just be glad this is a Monday-through-Friday update comic. I read a few that are one a week or even less e.e; But in all seriousness, people tend to underestimate the time it takes to make a piece of art come together. I mean, you can spend hours at a time on a single drawing and still come out dissatisfied with the final product, and I’d guess that Taeshi wants to feel proud of her comics rather than just ‘meh, that’ll do’, you know? Certainly that’s how I’d feel…
Keeping on the artsy note, I really like this page even if it feels a bit sad with the tints across everything. Drives home how much I miss Lucy though. I hope she does make a reappearance eventually.
Lucyanne November 25, 2013, 1:47 PM EST.
@Devmarizella - I personally think she’s actually using reverse psychology to make him ponder that question himself. She’s smart enough, she could pull it off. Even while drunk, she seems to have a clear head. And, you know, you can be friends with someone and yet mention that they were being a pain. Though, we won’t know for sure until tomorrow’s update. (I hope.)
@Comander_Nyan - I don’t think it is. Have you been hoping they’ll break up this whole time? A true sign of love is being able to handle your girlfriend hugging her crush and being a comforting friend. Seriously, Abbey may be suspicious of Paulo, but he’s not crazy.
Zone November 25, 2013, 1:51 PM EST.
@Zone True but I just miss her so much
Dawson15 November 25, 2013, 1:52 PM EST.
@Lucyanne - Looking at her tumblr diary, I’d say that is EXACTLY her thought-process. (“Oh no, this isn’t good enough, I gotta remake it, that eye looks funny, GAAAAAH!”)
The fact that she has esteem issues most likely doesn’t help with this thought-process, of course. So, let’s just be good readers and patiently wait for the next one, since rushing her will only freak her out and we’ll get shoddy pages.
Zone November 25, 2013, 1:54 PM EST.
There we go. I was right about how he was thinking hard about the last few pages. First, he compares himself to Lucy. Then he talks about his friends never supporting him. Then he gets a thinking face. The guilt just hit critical mass. I have been waiting for this to happen ever since December. Not for Mike to get beat up, but for him to realize that he did something wrong. It took him a while. But, the denial is over. Now, I hope his friends are there for him like they never have been before, because I think he is about to have a breakdown. He is the third character to obtain vision, but it’s going to come to him hard.
I forgive you Mike.
I hope that others do too.
Lordofrye November 25, 2013, 1:55 PM EST.
@Dawson15 - I know, I miss her too. *rubs head* I’m sure she’s okay, and we’ll learn about her in some soon-chapter.
Zone November 25, 2013, 1:56 PM EST.
@Lordofrye - Now that he’s truly feeling remorse and realizing the extent of the pain he caused her, I do forgive him. Her ignorant “abuse” that he never tried to stop for years and so taught her it was okay was not worth being destroyed emotionally. He knew that she didn’t understand social-norms, more than anyone, and using that to hurt her was a horrible, low blow that he should never have done. His finally realizing that, I hope so at least, gains him back some lost respect.
Zone November 25, 2013, 2:00 PM EST.
TheXtreme(YM) November 25, 2013, 2:03 PM EST.
Yes, Mike, give in to the guilt. Once you start admitting that you did a bad thing, the healing can begin. Playing pretend can’t work forever, and surely it won’t do anyone any good. Even if you don’t want to be friends with Lucy anymore, you should still apologize. If she won’t accept it, that’ll be on her.
Lumi November 25, 2013, 2:04 PM EST.
BTW Jealous Daisy is jealous.
Lickit&stickit November 25, 2013, 2:07 PM EST.
He realized that what he did was horrible in chapter 75 already but didn’t do a thing, trying to search for Lucy or something. This time his friends are with him so maybe they will ask him if he knows where Lucy could be? And i mean he knows a lot about Lucy, they were best friends for years, so maybe he actually knows something about her Father/ other relatives or where-ever she could be.
Sty November 25, 2013, 2:09 PM EST.
The weird thing about old-series Lucy is that she is strangely bipolar. Sometimes, she is just plain mean to other people (it sometimes comes in threes). Without rhyme or reason - she is mean just to be mean. Then other times, she is a supportive friend. As in, Mike’s only friend because everyone else just denies him about his problems. she makes him happy when he is sad and sad when he is happy. What is this i don’t even
Lordofrye November 25, 2013, 2:15 PM EST.
Mr-Hero-Bio November 25, 2013, 2:15 PM EST.
i miss lucy so much.
yes, she could be pretty awful sometimes, but she is such an important part of this comic. just doesn’t feel right without her around. :c
mint November 25, 2013, 2:22 PM EST.
I don’t think he did realize. He still felt justified in his actions and he also felt like he was speaking the truth. We see very little guilt on his part, as he tried to shoulder the blame off of himself. Now, the guilt of doing what he did plus the guilt of denying his guilt is all going to come down on him, and it’s going to hurt. We might just have to wait until Lucy comes back. I think she has to get better first, but then is probably going to hear some small thing (like how everyone turned up at her house, or Paulo literally climbed to her room, or how Mike came to the hospital, etc.). She will then walk all the way back to Roseville, through her family and the intervening walls to find out the truth. What happens from there is anyone’s guess.
Lordofrye November 25, 2013, 2:23 PM EST.
Kanna November 25, 2013, 2:24 PM EST.
Just noticed Daisy s outfit reminds me of a infant kinda formal dress.
Other then that. Hi Mike.
Eko November 25, 2013, 2:29 PM EST.
Daisy will fend off the memories of Lucy with her eyes…
Seriously though, what’s with those eyes? Are Abbey and Paulo having a fight just off screen?
Misanthrope November 25, 2013, 2:31 PM EST.
and now, a poem.
I want to feel All of the Feels,
All of the Feels that I can feel!
For when I feel the Feels are real,
Then I will feel that I am real!
Meridian November 25, 2013, 2:35 PM EST.
That’s not a good thing, so lucy will feel better but then Mike is just a submissive bitch. Basically they’re right back where they started and back to where all the trouble began.
buchanen_neket November 25, 2013, 2:37 PM EST.
So, is just me, or has the number of pages in this chapter gone up? since i could of sworn it said ??/35 earlier.
Not in the Face November 25, 2013, 2:37 PM EST.
Daisy always seems to be the one not to understand what is really going on. She is truly the little sister type, seeing only at face value, not noticing what is ever really happening. Has she ever bother to ask what is really going on with Lucy? Did she always just assume that just how she is? I mean, yeah, that is true with some people but there has got to be a reason why even when Lucy acts like a jerk, Mike still wanted to be her friend. Daisy is great but can be a little naive at times.
Timni November 25, 2013, 2:39 PM EST.
Jealous Daisy has a right to be jealous. I mean, Mike really has been all about Lucy, and even as Daisy asks “Why?” and hugs him, he still doesn’t notice her.
Daisy may be seeing someone else, but she’s still entitled to an answer, Mike.
GingerPaws November 25, 2013, 2:39 PM EST.
titansCrypt November 25, 2013, 2:41 PM EST.
Why is this chapter called “Happy Hour?” It is full of pain, sadness and feels. Also, some alcohol.
The Real Lee November 25, 2013, 2:49 PM EST.
@The Real Lee
Because of irony. And alchohol
Lordofrye November 25, 2013, 2:50 PM EST.
So much confusion for Mike.
starfighter105 November 25, 2013, 2:54 PM EST.
I feel like all these years Lucy’s been punching and insulting Mike, she didn’t really mean it. It’s just that Mike was her only real friend, and she didn’t know how to make proper contact with him (aka being a ‘good’ friend), so therefore she expressed her love through punches (sounds confusing but hey). Kind of like how your siblings tease you, but that doesn’t mean they don’t love you. Mike took it the wrong way and hurt her mentally, and I guess it’s just now that Mike realizes he has been a ” jerkface! ” as Lucy would say. (Of course, I’m not saying that at times she can often take it a little too far).
BlueBerry November 25, 2013, 2:58 PM EST.
Mike, you feel that? THat’s guilt and karma hitting you down like a ton of frickin’ bricks, so suck it down you damn twatwaffle. Suck it down and choke on it, because you are gonna get second dose of it.
Why yes, I can you Mike defending d-bag. Mike could have spoken out, but he didn’t not to mention he would hit and call her names back, so you can drop the whole BS of him being her bitch, it’s clear you desperately wanna make Mike seem like some saint, or that he isn’t a badguy. Know what? He isn’t a ‘villain’, but he sure as hell is one egoistical *******, and now that he’s finally getting all the deserved repercussion, I cannot get enough satisfaction of him being miserable and having to eat the stew that himself has prepared.
Kanashe November 25, 2013, 3:00 PM EST.
im getting lost this chaper its going to need a reread
DinR November 25, 2013, 3:02 PM EST.
No Daisy. The way Mike treated her when they were kids was not nice. The way Mike treated her as seen in these flashbacks is not nice either.
The way you’re acting, like an over-jealous spoiled kid who didn’t get what she wanted, even in front of your boyfriend, isn’t nice either. I loved you Dais, but dang, alcohol turned you back into the old Daisy i disliked so much. At least Mike gets the picture.
Yelikarts November 25, 2013, 3:05 PM EST.
Ohhhh, Kanashe, and you’ve apparently got a ***** for Tsundere’s that’s why you demonize Mike and try to play him up to be the devil incarnate. Then turn around and underplay Lucy’s actions that “oh she’s just a tomboy” “oh Mike’s just a wuss” “oh she’s just a girl”.
I’m the Mike haters inverse basically, you keep pulling **** like that and I have to play out the opposite scenario. Folks like you are the reason I have to be dirty, why I have to play Mike up to be justified (not necessarily a saint, as you so wrongly put it) and Lucy out to be a bitch.
In reality I think they both ****ed up, but again it’s one of those situations where you bringing repercussions can be more harmful than just letting Mike internalize his guilt and finding his own path.
buchanen_neket November 25, 2013, 3:11 PM EST.
Am i the only one who thinks it’s awkward that Daisy has been hugging Mike for so long?
Yelikarts November 25, 2013, 3:11 PM EST.
@Kanashe HAHAHAHa Oh my god you’re getting so mad. Yeah, Mike was wrong, but nobody even acknowledged his side. When he tried to go after Lucy, she shunned him. And then when he tried to move on, she gave him crap about it. Lucy finally gets her feelings straight and expects Mike to just love her again? That’s hard on anybody. Of course everyone will hate him, I think he even hates himself. But until this scene, nobody even cared about what Mike was feeling. So… I laugh at you. Ahahahaha!
NRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR November 25, 2013, 3:13 PM EST.
First off, bravo on the amazing comic. It looks beautiul, no joke. You truly have a talent for art, a very fine talent. The way you placed it out was perfection, you totally captured the feeling of regret in this.
Second, I’m so happy that Mike finally realized how mean he was to Lucy. Yes, he cried at the wall and made a toast to her, but I don’t think he really thought about it enough up until now. I also like that Daisy stood up for him, and you have her a voice in the story. She’s such a sweetheart, even when she’s drunk. ❤️
Overall I’m loving this comic… it’s my current guilty pleasure. ;3
Nice job, Taeshi! This is awesome!
Parasite November 25, 2013, 3:21 PM EST.
whoa, whoa, i’ll neither confirm or deny whether or not I think it was a bad move or just poorly executed. All I will say is that the retcon did kind of leave us with very few leaves in the wind to go on to explain a buttload of content and behaviors.
Ummmm, not really, only you seem to think i’m a quote “D-bag”. Most just think i’m a bit illogical.
buchanen_neket November 25, 2013, 3:27 PM EST.
Why does everyone have to bring sexual preferences into the discussion? Especially when they are cats? GUYS REALLY?
Lickit&stickit November 25, 2013, 3:27 PM EST.
Also @The Real Lee; happy hour is a tradition in the US where bars serve drinks half off or at a similar reduced price around the time when most businesses are closing for the day.
OmegaB November 25, 2013, 3:28 PM EST.
Also probably meant to be ironic (the real ironic not the Alanis Morissette irony, the real irony).
OmegaB November 25, 2013, 3:33 PM EST.
The feels in this page are just tear jerkers. I know what your going through Mike, I know the feels.
VolnuttN7 November 25, 2013, 3:44 PM EST.
@buchanen_necket: Mike likely just got used to Lucy’s violent inclinations as it started as shoving when they were children and got worse with time, and when it was pointed out by Sandy that it was wrong and that she was very upset by it, he only then realised what was actually happening. When actions or behaviours change slowly, we usually fail to notice, but when they are pointed out by someone else, they become blindingly obvious, which would allow Mike to do a 180 when he suddenly starts remembering all the times violence was directed towards himself that he barely paid attention to or brushed off before.
To me though, he seemed more upset that her actions were causing Sandy to cry than anything else, as he was fine with her when they were playing games and stuff and she was trying not cling and was being very peaceful in December, and then the topic of Sandy came up and he flew off the handle soon afterwards.
Moogle November 25, 2013, 3:48 PM EST.
What’s with all the flame wars in the comments.
It is nice to see Mike thinking over issues. We have yet to see if this will have good or bad results though.
Lulzy November 25, 2013, 3:48 PM EST.
-_- screw you daisy you are screwing with mikes head!!
DaveOtow November 25, 2013, 3:56 PM EST.
Sooooo, delusion, then? Delusion doesn’t happen all at once, it’s usually formed over a long period of time of repeated action. These repeated actions can make a person feel okay with the situation. Like a person who was raised up in a crime ridden neighborhood becoming okay with performing criminal acts. Usually citing survival or “that’s just how I was raised”.
As for the Sandy thing, I really don’t think so, that seems an extreme over reaction. True he’d want to protect her, but it wasn’t “Sandy cry, MIKE SMASH.” She had to gradually work him out of his state of thinking Lucy’s behavior was okay before he flipped, you could see it happening over the three phone calls we saw (I should specify that because there could have been more and it could have been over a long period of time that Sandy was working with Mike), each time he was getting more and more doubtful about something (possibly his outlook on Lucy). Again another point to him being deluded into believing it was okay to let Lucy knock the hell out of him.
Also, and this is just in general, not directed at you. But delusion is not a healthy state of mind and doesn’t just happen for no reason. A person becomes delusional for a reason, upbringing, a bad situation, or trauma. Delusion is the mind trying to make sense out of chaos or pain.
buchanen_neket November 25, 2013, 3:57 PM EST.
Daisy’s dress color looks like Mike’s scarf color.
Do you think she wore that dress because she likes the color and dress or because it makes her think of Mike’s scarf, which leads to thinking of Mike?
Katara November 25, 2013, 4:12 PM EST.
WAIT A MINUTE! I just noticed something. Where has Tess been this whole time? We haven’t seen her since her birthday on the 18th!
TheHungryLlama November 25, 2013, 4:17 PM EST.
*slowly eats popcorn while looking at the page*
*eats popcorn faster when looking at the comments*
Chocothunda November 25, 2013, 4:24 PM EST.
I love this page so much. Seriously, I cannot express the amount of joy I got from this single page unraveling all of Mike’s emotions and the situation at hand.
Think about, what he said to Lucy that would happen IS happening. Daisy is following him, and people will follow her(probably). He got what he wanted in the end; someone believes that he actions were justified as he was about to leave everyone that he felt was unworthy of his presence. But the person that matters most to know what was right and what was wrong is himself, and he is knows realizing the impact of what he did to Lucy.
Did he know what he did to her when he left the hospital? No. Not really. He knew the RESULT, which was putting the person he love (as a friend, as a girlfriend WHATEVER there are different types of love) in that place. He felt horrible for driving the Lucy he knew to that low point. Now is the time that he realized what he had DONE to her, the IMPACT, now is the time that his purified guilt will settle in. Why am I saying this? Look at what he chose as flashbacks.
These are not what she did or what she said like in the previous memories which drove him to break down in the street. No, these are what he was seeing instead of feeling. His memories of his feelings always clouded along with what he said or heard and now he filtered them out until all that he remembers was Lucy’s face, until he paid attention to what he did in that moment. Instead of remembering him saying “I hate you” he remembered how she flinched at those words. He said she was a parasite, he saw how she believed him.
“What made her better than me?” asked Daisy. I think these words rang loudly in Mike’s head. This is the page that shows us he regrets what he did, this is the page that he KNOWS what he did, this is the page where we see him remembering what he did. This page is showing REGRET and SORROW for his actions, and most importantly, it’s showing character development. I love it.
Tylord November 25, 2013, 4:31 PM EST.
Thanks for the plug, Vero! <3
Also, guys, come on! Both Lucy and Mike were at fault in regards to the friendship ending. Lucy was this bully to Mike for years, and Mike kept his mouth shut about it like a coward, then blew up on her about it many years later. They’re both guilty of being bad friends. But both are still victims of abuse too. Lucy was abandoned by Mike while he went after Sandy, and after he came back, Mike was tortured and bullied by Lucy for years. The real culprit here is something called misunderstanding and the inability to talk things out. This is a common issue immature people have.
Daisy’s watched this abuse, so she’s sick of it! Does anyone remember Chapter 12: Confrontation? Daisy was so sick of Lucy and how much of a jerk she was. You can say “but Lucy’s so sweet” those are all internal thoughts the others have never heard.
The siding with either one just seems pretty darn sexist. Mike’s not allowed to feel angry, why? Because guys can’t have feelings other than “tough and manly?” And Daisy’s not supposed to be feel mad, why? Because girls need to shut up and look cute and pretty all the time? Girls can’t HAVE feelings other than kindness and look pretty.
I mean, REALLY think about your frustration, is it justified or are you allowing society’s stereotyping to influence you? Come oooon, we’re better than that.
nalem November 25, 2013, 4:32 PM EST.
She graduated? Isn’t it only like February right now though?
TheHungryLlama November 25, 2013, 4:32 PM EST.
@buchanen_neket - No, I’m saying “I’m tired of getting poo flung at me, so I’m taking off”.
Zone November 25, 2013, 4:32 PM EST.
On another note I wonder if Jasmine will ever appear again *tries to distract comment war from their anger*
Dawson15 November 25, 2013, 4:37 PM EST.
@Dawson15 - Maybe, they are still in the same school. She’s just not especially close with Rachel, so she’s not at her party.
Zone November 25, 2013, 4:38 PM EST.
As I said earlier, Lucy and Mike had a very strange relationship. Sometimes, she was overly argumentative, agressive, and just plain nasty. She would insult him, or annoy him, or make him come down off of his high. However, when he was feeling down, she would cheer him up. She would reassure him, compliment him , and be a sensitive person. She was the only person who actually cared for his feelings when he was down. So, now I wonder why. Is she bipolar or something? There does not even seem to be any kind of motive behind it. What was up with that?
Lordofrye November 25, 2013, 4:40 PM EST.
This page was a punch to the gut, I did not need a refresher of December. She just looked so hollow and dead inside after that…FEELINGS ****! *Flips a table*
Tealjoy November 25, 2013, 4:41 PM EST.
if Lucy did try to commit suicide ,its not mikes fault. Lucy made mike the center of her world,that was her bad, she has other people to consider that loves her dearly. so if she just can throw her life away for one boy then……
anyway that being said i don’t think Lucy intended to commit suicide, she can be in a the hospital for entirely whole different reason, a reason were not aware of…..
kiki November 25, 2013, 4:44 PM EST.
Eh heh, whoops. Okay it’s not that she’s graduated, it’s that she’s in her senior year and is really focused on what she’s doing. At least I think considering the possibility of her skipping out on class to have lunch with the group was brought up. I misinterpreted as I saw her mention going to university and thought she meant the next year was going to be her first in university.
(sidenote: Holy crap!!! I leave for a bit to look up something and I get that many people responding back to me. I feel the love here. Just kidding, but it’ll take a bit for me to respond)
buchanen_neket November 25, 2013, 4:45 PM EST.
Wow! I never realized how bad I felt for Lucy and how much I missed her being in the comic until right now.
Maith1 November 25, 2013, 4:50 PM EST.
Let the Lucy fans have a ****ing field day. I’ll still be over here in the “She deserved that ****” group.
Gate-senpai November 25, 2013, 5:15 PM EST.
Mike just found the opposite of inner peace…
Hawz November 25, 2013, 5:18 PM EST.
HongKat November 25, 2013, 5:33 PM EST.
I seriously thought that this was a post to emphasize what the BCB characters should have done when Lucy went missing o___O
Aw thats a shame what an understatement…. Sigh… But anyway, Good luck how old is Stacy??
Silveryogurt November 25, 2013, 5:35 PM EST.
Ehh… he’s a bitch anyways, so he may as well be Lucy’s.
Nikita November 25, 2013, 5:36 PM EST.
I honest to god know how Lucy feels.
Follarch November 25, 2013, 5:37 PM EST.
@Gate-senpai his text are never effective
Jonas97face November 25, 2013, 5:51 PM EST.
Wow, this is a beautiful page! Mike and Daisy look awesome in full figure, combined with the scrapbook-memory background it just makes me wanna frame it and hang it on a wall
B-Dawg November 25, 2013, 5:52 PM EST.
@Zone who said i’m focusing on the jealousy tantrum? I just made a valid point, she’s being a little biased just because of her uber crush. It doesn’t make it any less true, if you read my previous comments on the other pages, you’d know that i agree with her, despite not liking the way she’s going on about it.
Besides, this question was already covered in “Confrontation”, she asked him the same thing, only to be rejected and told “you clearly don’t know her”. Our answer? Lucy got hurt for Mikes sake, and Daisy was powerless, she did nothing to help out of fear. I don’t blame her there though, i would’ve been scared sh*tless too.
Anyway, you’re right that Daisy has always treated Mike better out of all his “friends”. But you’re wrong to say we “need to know” why Mike chose Lucy as his best friend. Eighty drama filled chapters have already summed the ups of their friendship, and all the good things she’s done. There’s a reason he feels so horrible about the situation. He loved her. The explanation is not necessary.
Yelikarts November 25, 2013, 5:52 PM EST.
I thought it was more like @Lickit&stickitX@buchanen_neket?
Jonas97face November 25, 2013, 5:52 PM EST.
*shhhhhhhhh* DON’T TELL ANYONE.
I consider us unofficial fanon rather than comic canon.
Lickit&stickit November 25, 2013, 5:56 PM EST.
I’m with you on that one: Daisy … drunk Daisy is the old annoying Daisy that I really didn’t like. She’s back to being all why-not-me-spoiled-brat again.
For those that say ‘true love is watching your girlfriend hug her crush and be fine with it’: ********. If your girlfriend has a crush on another friend and is going ‘why was the other chick better than me’ while hugging him, I don’t think anyone would be happy with that or be fine with it. It would make you completely reevaluate why the hell you are in that relationship since the other person obviously doesn’t care about you the same way you do about them. But considering Abbey is a gentleman, he wouldn’t just storm off, he’ll see her home, talk to her when she’s sober (she’ll probably do the cry-baby act) and he’ll either decide to stay (though i don’t think it’s that likely) or he’ll leave and just try and be just friends (hopefully compared to just leaving).
Daisy, you wouldn’t understand cause you still have so much growing up to do. You’re the youngest out of all of them; not just by age, but also by maturity and understanding just what the hell is going on around you.
Mike and Lucy’s friendship was complicated but they looked out for each other and Mike did understand why she was the way she was. She didn’t know how to interact with others properly - she never learnt how. Mike never corrected her, so she thought that was the way. As much as Sandy is a nice girl, she really screwed up their relationship simply because she didn’t know Lucy like Mike did. Also Mike took her advice of ‘I don’t want you to be friends with her’ at face-value and way too far. Lucy didn’t know why Mike was becoming more distant and distant and got scared. Mike forgot about the good side to Lucy and just focused on the ‘bad’. It’s just sad it happened the way it happened. If Mike had taken Sandy’s advice (though he didn’t realise she meant to just talk to Lucy about it, Sandy also didn’t realise how badly Mike had yelled at Lucy or what Mike had said) about just talking to Lucy about why the way she interacted was bad, then I think everything would’ve worked out a lot better. But as it were, there wasn’t really any other way that was going to blow up. I do wish they’d be friends again because they were really good friends. I miss Lucy
I love this comic, none of the group is really bad or saintly good. They all have their quirks, good sides and bad sides. Thanks @Taeshi for such a great comic. It does incite a lot of people to take sides, good work!
Niv November 25, 2013, 5:56 PM EST.
@Niv i agree with you as well.
I just wish they would’ve talked to Lucy a long time ago. She clearly needed help, maybe even therapy, but she never got it. No one even took her seriously because of her looks, how was she supposed to learn to cope with herself? Mike was the only one who understood, yet because of circumstances, her last ray of hope was crushed. Looking back now, even if they WERE just kids, but as her “friends”, shouldn’t have they asked for help? Mike says everyone thinks he’s a joke, but i wonder if he ever stopped to think, “wow, everyone thought Lucy was a joke too…” Maybe then they can see common ground.
Yelikarts November 25, 2013, 6:10 PM EST.
Again, i think Mike has had enough suffering. They’re both hurt, and they both did some hurting as well. It’s about time for someone to step into the picture and heal their wounds, and maybe someday the will see each other again, apologize, then get on with their lives. For me, that’ll be a true happy ending.
Yelikarts November 25, 2013, 6:16 PM EST.
Samm-y, You’ve never been to the Megatokyo or Snafu forums then have you? Stuff like this is par for the course for those guys.
buchanen_neket November 25, 2013, 6:17 PM EST.
Mike has a right to say something about how Lucy was treating him. However, he didn’t have a right to act the way he did at her that day. He could have done it better. I can understand how frustrating it can be but there always better ways to tell a person how terrible they are without being so cruel. Not to mention how she was mentally unstable as it is.
Leaf November 25, 2013, 6:26 PM EST.
I think the fact that this is titled “Happy Hour” makes it doubly cruel.
Puppo November 25, 2013, 6:39 PM EST.
I’m fine with six more extra pages cuz, while I would love for us to ALL rush ahead and see what happened to our dear crazy Lucy, I thoroughly enjoy Taeshi’s writing and the suspense. Plus, if you can add more, then why the hell not? Clearly, SOMETHING needs to be said, otherwise she wouldn’t extend it.
‘Sides, if it turns out to be displeasing, she can always make it up to us by having Paulo sock Mike another one. Lucy’s not around, so SOMEBODY’S gotta do it
Hunnikitty November 25, 2013, 6:40 PM EST.
And the guilt feeling has arrived with more memories invading his mind
eagle November 25, 2013, 6:49 PM EST.
I love how the comment section has more drama than the actual comic! So many feels!
btw, my poem is dedicated to those commenters that fight like cats and dogs…
…over…imaginary…cats and dogs? O_o
Meridian November 25, 2013, 7:03 PM EST.
Daisy dear… I think that if you say those things Mike will fall in love withLucy again. Daisy, you are cursed. Now sit and cuddle with you great boy Abbey or I’m going to say bad things
gudfsfs November 25, 2013, 7:04 PM EST.
Question… When did Mike kiss Lucy?
Poptart-chan November 25, 2013, 7:04 PM EST.
I said Snafu, not PPGD or GT. You are aware there are more comics on the site than the ones Bleed draws for.
Also, I can only recall one page where he accidentally called Lucy Sandy. That was during a lunch period and he had fallen asleep, Lucy woke him up and he accidentally called her Sandy because he thought he was still in the dream. A Freudian slip, if you will.
Cool, but please do not put anything that can be described as a Freudian slip, because i’m just going to call it that and disregard.
buchanen_neket November 25, 2013, 7:20 PM EST.
I know I was just using him as an example plus I haven’t gone there since it was just bleedman, sticky floors, ever after, and maybe … 2 other comics? None of those really compare with this they’re more adult and much darker.
Anyway I think I remember him calling her Sandy when they we’re under the tree, and a few other times :? needa archive dive.
Samm-y November 25, 2013, 7:30 PM EST.
THIS COMMENT THREAD DOESN’T EXIST FOR YOU TO BE DOUCHE-Y TO EACH OTHER. It’s just another random person on the internet, who, WOAH - SURPRISE - DOES NOT AGREE WITH YOU. Get over it or please take it elsewhere. I just want to read about the new page.
pattysmith November 25, 2013, 7:33 PM EST.
Seriously, what is it with everyone on here trying to preach internet law and decorum today? So what if some people act like dicks? Get over it or go warm up a glass of milk and crawl into bed with Mama. She’ll kiss your booboos all better. That said, thicken your skin or stay out of areas of the internet where people are allowed to speak openly and freely. Otherwise you’re going to have a bad time
buchanen_neket November 25, 2013, 7:38 PM EST.
Haven’t we talked about you playing nice with the other kids?
What a Mike you are All insults all the time to his favorite people that he enjoys wasting lots of time with. Silly rabbit, tricks are for kids.
Lickit&stickit November 25, 2013, 7:43 PM EST.
100% certified as a Mike as per that little personality quiz, Lickit&Stickit.
buchanen_neket November 25, 2013, 7:49 PM EST.
Holy crap. Just look at all of the arguments over a web comic based upon opinions. There are so many posts of people practically snarling at one another that it’s reminiscent of YouTube comments. All of this and while a person is begging for help on what is undoubtedly a missing person’s case. Words cannot describe how I feel about that. For shame.
@Supertails19 You need to get a hold of Stacy’s parents dear, and the police should be called. They have better resources and manpower for something like this. All of what you have written looks like a text book missing person’s case. The next time some one comes up missing, as soon as 42 hours hit you MUST go to the police. For every tick of the clock the possibility of the victim’s ability to come back or be saved goes down dramatically. (If this is not the case, then it’s still good to cover all grounds.)
I dearly hope Stacy was not hurt or taken, and I pray for her safe return. (Specially before the Holidays end.)
ExMP November 25, 2013, 8:07 PM EST.
Certainly the happiest hour we are having
Just Sayin' November 25, 2013, 8:14 PM EST.
so many fascinating issues dealt with in this comic. teen pregnancy, bullying, emotional trauma. I feel like the parents of these kids aren’t involved enough in what is going on with them.
Paulo comes down the stairs with Lucy that morning and his dad barely bats an eye.
now everyone’s drinking, underage and skirting on the verge of a drunken brawl.
at this point, I’m waiting for ” Charlie” the anthropomorphic FOX to TROT in and do something that pushes everyone over the edge…
Meridian November 25, 2013, 8:14 PM EST.
Yeah because I kind of missed that, ExMP. Kind of an odd strategy though. Also to whoever is using her account. Have you asked around the BCB IRC board? That’s another route to go. Hopefully you have gone to the police by now, they have more resources at their disposal to conduct a search.
Also would like to request further clarification, is this a Missing Persons case (possible abduction) or a runaway case. If it’s a supposed runaway yeah you have to wait 48 hours. If it’s an Missing Persons (in other words you suspect foul play), you should’ve gone to the police first. The first 24 hours are the most critical in a MP case. After that the trail goes cold. So if you haven’t and you suspect foul play, GO TO THE POLICE.
buchanen_neket November 25, 2013, 8:16 PM EST.
Winter can be evil sometimes.
BlossomWolf November 25, 2013, 8:25 PM EST.
I know, I was the only one who actually read the whole thing. People here don’t read, they just write.
Unfortunately, here is not the best place to find her. Though I admire the idea that if she finds a computer, this is where she will check first.
Was she exhibiting any signs that she might run away?
Lickit&stickit November 25, 2013, 8:37 PM EST.
I’m going to put this very bluntly, go **** yourself. I missed the comment because it wasn’t something I expected. Usually a missing persons advisement is put on facebook or social media outlets. Not in the comment section of a webcomic. So excuuuuuse me if I overlooked it among the tons of comments on the comic, mr/ms. holier than thou.
buchanen_neket November 25, 2013, 8:42 PM EST.
Is there honestly a reason that you are such an ******* to everyone? Wasn’t there like 50 comments about this on the page alone? On this page even, there was a novel on that other page.
I just meant that I was the only reading all the comment section enough to actually spot that runaway comment from supertails. Get over yourself. Honestly, you are the biggest troll on this page. None of what you say is reasonable, and everything you say is attacking and condescending to everyone you argue and whine at like a child. Didn’t you say you were thirty? Shouldn’t you know better by now?
Obviously all your awful failed personal issues that you are so bitter about in each comment have royally messed you up in the head to the point where you don’t actually function normally when attempting to talk to people. I don’t which one got such a pole up your ***, but you might want to go to therapy because you need serious help.
Lickit&stickit November 25, 2013, 9:01 PM EST.
@ EXMP & @Lickit
Yeah I missed it too, there aren’t just 20 comments there are close to 300, I wasn’t trying to be insensitive. It seemed strange that supertails wasn’t commenting I just thought she took a break or something. Call her parents I’ve never talked to her aside from here and the forums so I have no idea where she is or whats happened. If you can’t reach her or her parents call the police. She may be sick or in the hospital, I hope its nothing serious.
Samm-y November 25, 2013, 9:02 PM EST.
As I go through the individual panels…………….
…………… Guile’s theme plays in my mind…
Huh? November 25, 2013, 9:05 PM EST.
Mike’s mind set.
Flashbacks that are blue are bad and mostly Lucy related.
Flashbacks that are pink are good and mostly Lucy related.
Current Flashback = blue so it must be a bad memory, but Lucy is not the reason as to why it is a bad memory. It is what Mike is saying that make these sad/bad memories.
@Supertails19 you should also check Supertail19’s FanFiction profile as well in case that might help a little. But I would suggest calling the police as soon as you can.
RPG Nerd November 25, 2013, 9:13 PM EST.
Exactly. When I read the comments the details of possible foul play came out that Stacy left all of her possessions including her phone behind. As for the hours, I apologize, I forgot the 48 hour rule (it was different at my base. For us it was 24-42 depending upon the statement filed by the family/investigation.
“The first 24 hours are the most critical in a MP case.” <— Yes. Very much so.
One of my Sgts was on a missing child case a few years back. They found her 40 hours out, but not in the best possible way. To this day he feels guilt about that case even though it was not his fault. Had her guardians gone to the police earlier there may have been a chance, but nothing is set in stone.
There was so much pain for them all. Luckily the girl survived but she’s scarred for life in more ways than one.
It’s my dearest hope that Stacy is alright and the worst case scenario is not what is happening.
I only know what her friend wrote here. I do like that they used her account , knowing this is one of the first places Stacy would look to, and seeing her own name will catch her attention quickly.
The fact that she left her phone, which i believe she always kept with her, is telling less of a runaway and more of something possibly worse.
I believe the reason Stacy’s friend wrote a comment here was out of desperation. In her comments it’s easy to see that Stacy’s friends are doing whatever they can think of to find here. If some one I care about were missing, I would go to the police and put up a notice in ever place I could think of where that friend frequents. In some rare cases such has helped before.
“I’m going to put this very bluntly, go **** yourself. I missed the comment because it wasn’t something I expected. Usually a missing persons advisement is put on facebook or social media outlets. Not in the comment section of a webcomic. So excuuuuuse me if I overlooked it among the tons of comments on the comic, mr/ms. holier than thou.”
Take it easy mate. No one is blaming you for anything.
My earlier statement of the arguing was meant to be a blanket one, not to cause more arguments or oust any one. I sincerely apologize if that is how it came about and if that is how you fell. That was not my intent at all.
ExMP November 25, 2013, 9:17 PM EST.
If I see anything at all that could mean Supertails19 (Stacy) is around I will be sure to try my best to let those here know, and hopefully the community of BCB will do the same. Let’s not fight or argue ladies and gents, in a case like this people should come together and keep their eyes open. I don’t know Stacy or her friends, but if by some rare chance I notice something I plan to do what I can. All one can ask is that the rest of us put aside our differences and do the same.
I know that many of us can only keep and eye out, but every little bit counts. I just wish there more that could be done.
To Stacy’s friends: I’m not all that religious, but even so, she and you all are in my prayers and hopes.
Taishi: My apologies for taking up so much space in the comments section of your wonderful comic.
ExMP November 25, 2013, 9:24 PM EST.
@buchanen_neket. Don’t hate on people for their ideas. This is a place where Supertails19 spent a lot of time so it would make sense to at LEAST check it just in case. Also considering the fact that this might be one of the first places Supertails19 might show up if she got to a usable computer.
And if you are 30 like you supposedly said you are, than something so juvenile like saying “go **** yourself” does not indicate in any way, shape or form, that you are a mature adult. Seriously most of the people in my high school are more mature that that, and that was just plain rude. If you can’t talk to someone who cares about someone else’s well being with any sort of respect, then you should have no right to call yourself a mature, responsible adult.
Sorry about the outburst but could you try to be just a little more respectful.
RPG Nerd November 25, 2013, 9:25 PM EST.
I’m sure she wouldn’t mind, it’s a noble cause. And this is one of her paid subscribers too that was on every single page. I imagine we’ll all be on alert about it now.
Lickit&stickit November 25, 2013, 9:28 PM EST.
Thank you. <3
@Supertails19 is there any way that we could have a link to Stacy’s picture? It may help if there’s any one here of whom may live close to her area to be able to spot her/find her whereabouts. Sort of like a community “code Amber” so to speak.
ExMP November 25, 2013, 9:35 PM EST.
“The blood of innocence burning in the skies” Linkin Park, ‘Burning in the Skies.
One Guy November 25, 2013, 9:36 PM EST.
This is going to be one hell of a guilt trip.
EstebanW. November 25, 2013, 9:40 PM EST.
WHEN IS LUCY COMING BACK INTO THE STORY?????!!!!!
That Guy Who Exists November 25, 2013, 9:52 PM EST.
you son of the bich i will make you holes whit my MG42 you…. YOU MONSTER
rex_inizaky November 25, 2013, 9:55 PM EST.
Oh my… when I saw this I automatically thought back at that beatuifully heart-wrenching piece of fanart that was posted sometime ago…. you know? The one with the song “No Light”? I believe it has been taken down since, ¿cause I couldn’t find it again
But back to the page, oh the FEELS! THE FEEEEEELS!! But most important: what will you answer, Mike???
If he says “nothing” then Diasy will probably keep on pressing towards the “then why not choose me” issue, and I’m sure it won’t end well for her or her relationship with Abbey.
If he DOES remember why he liked her and says so, it will probably create an internal conflict for him with the whole Sandy subject. Again.
If he goes all tsundere and says she was no good or storms off, he’ll get his *ss handed to him by everyone. Either way, he looses.Poor chap, I almost feel bad for him. ALMOST
tl;dr: I’m no Oracle, but it seems to me Mike is ****ed, no matter what/if he answers Daisy’s question.
Flying Potato November 25, 2013, 10:04 PM EST.
@TAESHI AND EVERYONE ELSE: ANOTHER COMIC YOU SHOULD READ (IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY) IS CUCUMBER QUEST. IF YOU LIKE CATS, YOU’LL REALLY ENJOY THIS STORY ABOUT BUNNIES.
xox November 25, 2013, 10:17 PM EST.
What did he mean by “for who you are”? =A= I don’t think Lucy was keeping any secrets from anyone. She’s the same around Mike as she is around everyone else.
Uhhh November 25, 2013, 10:22 PM EST.
I feel like there are good and bad aspects to both Mike and Lucy, and the way they treated each other. Yes, Lucy took things too far with hitting him and the like, but one also has to remember that she was very socially unstable in many ways, and had been since she was quite young. Judging by the way she was treated by her peers, it isn’t surprising that she ended up being so standoffish and violent, even if she didn’t mean it. Very early in the comic, if you read it in full, it also mentions a few times that people liked Lucy for her body/looks, without getting to know her personally. However, a bad past and bad experiences are not an excuse to be a complete jerk to somebody. Lucy could have definitely put forth more effort to show how much Mike meant to her. Mike, on the other hand, could have handled Lucy’s abusive nature in a better way. Instead of waiting till he was at his personal breaking point, he could have talked to Lucy when it first bothered him, or at least made a better effort to explain, instead of being downright hurtful. I guess the moral is that people could handle things better, and hopefully the drama now will lead to better actions in the future.
AverageIcewitch November 25, 2013, 11:09 PM EST.
How’d you get “I hate that idea” from “kind of an odd strategy”? I didn’t say I wasn’t hating on their idea, just that it seemed odd for obvious reasons that, as was seen, that it could easily get overlooked.
That’s not how you came off. With one sentence you basically implied that the community here were insensitive and too caught up in their own conversations to take notice of RW events being brought up.
“I know, I was the only one who actually read the whole thing.”
When I read that all I could hear was somebody being pompous and trying to make themselves out to be better than the community. Thus why I told you to go f yourself. You royally ****** me off by trying to make people like me out to be some sort of ********* when we just overlooked the comment.
My little outburst wasn’t directed at you, don’t worry, that was solely aimed at one Lickit&Stickit for his/her little holier than thou act. Anyhow, I hope for the best, that this is just a runaway case and that she’ll end up returning home on her own (the reason I seem to recall as to why police officers wait the 40+ hour time limit when there’s no sign of foul play)
(Sidenote: i’m so ****ing thick. I didn’t catch the connection in your name. ExMP, Ex MP (Military Police). Then again that may be because I got used to the name we use for you guys, MA’s)
buchanen_neket November 25, 2013, 11:24 PM EST.
I know that this is supposed to justify a little bit Mike’s actions, but Daisy is just plain wrong. Mike was an ******* that night, and he deserved to get punched.
GooltheFool November 25, 2013, 11:26 PM EST.
It’s very odd, in my opinion, that daisy is wearing a dress that is very similar to the dress Lucy wore for the play. Like she’s trying to mimic Lucy just a tad but this may just be a coincidence.
Yup November 25, 2013, 11:33 PM EST.
@supertails19 Oh my god, she’s missing?! That would explain why she hasn’t commented on the site for so long.
My prayers go out to her family. I hope your quest for Stacy is successful…
Rocky November 25, 2013, 11:39 PM EST.
Finally understanding what you’ve done to Lucy’s self-esteem, you piece of trash?
Mikika Hatari November 25, 2013, 11:48 PM EST.
“I didn’t say I wasn’t hating”
*I didn’t say I was hating, I mean, sorry just caught that slip up.
buchanen_neket November 25, 2013, 11:50 PM EST.
No worries mate.
I also hope that this is a runaway case, but if what her friend wrote about leaving everything behind, and with no real reasons as to why she would run away many officers will tip towards the foul play option as leaving behind one’s prized possessions and nothing actually being packed are red flags.
As for “exMP” I was SF, but wound up T-coded as Army MP when in Iraq. I used MP since it’s more recognizable, but the same job description and responsibilities.
You’re not thick at all. After all, a common phrase in the military is “Keep up with the acronyms” (tongue in cheek of course) since they are constantly changing, most of the time without notice. Half the time even generals forget the most basic ones and need to be reminded.
ExMP November 26, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.
True, but there’s a weird point that was brought up by “Lea”. “Her room has been cleaned spotless even though it normally look like a disaster”. If that’s the case that sounds more the course for a planned runaway. She left her affairs in order and left her phone so she couldn’t be contacted or tracked.
That comment from Lea is really flashing in bright neon lights for this being a case of someone running away and not wanting to be found. Unfortunately i’m not privy to all the info on this case (like things going on at home, it seems she had a boyfriend but you never know, there are those Don Juan’s out there) so I really can’t say. It’s just that one comment that’s gnawing at the back of my mind.
As for the rest of your comment, it was really more to do with my mind getting stuck with the Naval MA (Master at Arms) and forgetting about the MP’s in, pretty much every other branch of the military.
buchanen_neket November 26, 2013, 12:12 AM EST.
HE HAS FINALLY DONE IT.
HE HAS FINALLY CONQUERED THE DOUCHEBAGGERY.
Mike, I have to say that I am no longer punching myself knowing that I am like you. You’ve matured to the point where you realize what you’ve been doing wrong. And now, we’re on the same page. We know what’s wrong, and we want to fix it, but we don’t know how to fix it. Good luck on that.
Mickey the Luxray November 26, 2013, 12:25 AM EST.
quixoticriot November 26, 2013, 12:42 AM EST.
And now Mike is reflecting on all bad things he done to Lucy and realizing how incredibly mean he’s been. Of course, Lucy’s not exactly free of blame, but it’s nice to see this.
En November 26, 2013, 12:50 AM EST.
I feel like a lot of comments here about the comic are the same as they have been for the last few pages of this chapter.
But, and this is kinda random!, has anyone ever wondered why Lucy flipped out when mike kissed her and confessed to her??
http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p49.html (here, refresh your memories…also someone asked when Mike kissed Lucy, so here you go.)
Like just that middle panel makes me think that there’s a hell of a lot more to Lucy than we know. Obv Mike didn’t really do anything wrong but at the same time, I think that there must have been something she recalled that made her have that need to escape.
Or maybe she just wasn’t ready.
Either way, its an abnormal reaction don’t you think?
But it is clear that they had feelings for each other.
I honestly think that Mike was terrified of his own feelings for Lucy and that he needed to get away from her because he wanted to move on and just be with Sandy. He needed to convince himself that he hated her to do so…
But now I think, in his intoxication, he is hating…himslef. For denying his feelings for her, and projecting his thoughts onto her. I mean, on one hand she was kinda abusive, but he didn’t seem to mind. It was like fun and games for the most part. Not sure how healthy it is for that though, people should never touch each other in such a violent way even as a joke…but that’s just my inner woman being a bitch. Men like to roughhouse.
But supposing Sandy never saw men roughhousing and never thought of it as playful and more as harmful…I am the firstborn girl in my family, and though most of my friends have always been guys, and I’m a tomboy, it took me until later in my freshman year of high school to realise that guys seem to be happy when their friends call them **** heads and hit each other. That’s basically all Lucy was doing…but Sandy was like any girl who hadn’t really been exposed to that and thought it was terrifying and scary. And thus she turned Mike into the bitch that he is sometimes.
Sorry if my comment seems really sexist, but I honestly think that Lucy wasn’t being abusive and Mike became convinced that she was because of Sandy’s ignorance.
And now he is starting to realise this.
Idek if any of that made sense ^^;; but does anyone agree/disagree?
Also as a side note, I think Daisy is a pretty flat character as far as personality goes but she always somehow manages to move things along
Abbey is definitely more of a personable character than Daisy…. Not more realistic, just has more depth. He’s the only one who is outright dealing with his issues.
But there’s a lot of things about all of these characters that we don’t know! We usually only see them in group dynamics.
Bleh I am impatient and I hope that the next page has more new dialogue to analyze rather than more blue -> purple -> pink ahaha that always kills me to wait ahh
Silveryogurt November 26, 2013, 1:08 AM EST.
Gah won’t let me edit my post….. sorry
….-edit- until later in my freshman year of high school to realise that guys seem to be happy when their friends call them **** heads and hit each other. That’s basically all Lucy was doing, having been raised with two older brothers…but Sandy was like any girl who hadn’t really been exposed to that and thought it was terrifying and scary. And thus she turned Mike into this bitchy lady of a character, building his inner resentment for her actions. Also his upbringing of a household of women probably contributed to his ease in agreeing with Sandy. -/edit-
Sorry if my comment seems really sexist, but I honestly think that Lucy wasn’t being abusive and Mike became convinced that she was because of Sandy’s ignorance.
And now he is starting to realise this.
-edit- But of course there are guys who just don’t like to roughhouse…. My bf is one of them, he has a younger brother and he’s been a boyscout his whole life, but he really doesn’t like hitting his guy friends or seeing people get hit in general. It all depends on the person and their outlook on the world…. I feel like Mike’s outlook was changed though, and the whole “I don’t like play slaps” thing was pretty fake, adding to his baggage and discomfort. -/edit-
Silveryogurt November 26, 2013, 1:24 AM EST.
Omg @Silveryogurt your so right I’ve had this train of thought for the longest time.
Finally some one gets it
kold kagura November 26, 2013, 1:26 AM EST.
I-I DON’T KNOW WHO’S SIDE TO BE ON!!!!
Anna-B-Chan November 26, 2013, 1:44 AM EST.
Though most people are talking about Mike and Lucy with the whole “he’s right she’s right” issue I just feel like…. ok Mike swallow your pride and say that was a dick move to say that to Lucy especially being one to know how insecure she truly is I don’t care how bad you think she treated you mike it was ****ed up anyway
now have everyone go and find her and Mike just apologize to Lucy and she might forgive you if she hasn’t severed all ties with you
and Paulo needs to confess his love to her
also on another note how did Lucy hospitalize herself?
Dawson15 November 26, 2013, 2:00 AM EST.
That guilt, though, people. That guilt.
And in other news, hard-ons for Lucy. Here’s to our female protagonist (antagonist?), the stoic, fallen, loner person none of the characters really love. Yaaaay….
Blank On Purpose November 26, 2013, 3:34 AM EST.
ReniassanceVulpine November 26, 2013, 3:41 AM EST.
I’ll just say that you didn’t need my one comment to make you look like a “**********”. You’ve already done a bang-up job on that all by yourself. For quite a few pages now, judging by the volumes of comments before mine, asking you to behave or mentioning your ****-poor attitude.
If acting that way at your age is how you want to feel proud of yourself, be my guest. But it certainly speaks your ridiculous anger issues loud and clear over a nice comic on the web that usually has nothing to do with your personal gripes in life.
I think this just goes to show that Sandy doesn’t live in the real world. She’s been raised in fantasy land with interviews and models and overbearing mothers and it’s gradually made her loose touch from typical teenage life.
It’s sort of sad, but I think this is why Mike wants her so much. Honestly, it’d be hard for them if they did work out and Sandy becomes famous. She’ll be back and forth to shows in other countries. If Mike thinks it’s hard with barely a bus fare away, he sure can’t handle another country or state.
Lickit&stickit November 26, 2013, 5:11 AM EST.
This is like watching the latest episode of Family guy all over again .. poor Brian.
Steel Wings November 26, 2013, 6:00 AM EST.
Ahhh the comment section… a perfectly good way to laugh at all the animosity in this world. oh was that mean? I don’t think I particularly care.
“The first person that disagrees with me argha I’m going to rage s*** on them until they see that I’m perfect” a lot of you do it. Hell some of you will say that I do it. But you know what is different about your raging and my raging? Is unless I feel insulted personally I don’t care, and since I get the feeling that most of you wouldn’t say half of what you put onto here with your mothers and fathers watching I hardly would be insulted at if you suddenly rage at me. Go ahead insult me I’ll laugh at you and would do it in front of your face to. Anyway have a good day.
And Abby keep calm… Mike still has Sandy. I’m sure his morals won’t allow him to do anything to daisy. He even pushed off the intentions she had bluntly shown him at the park. With Augustus? Remember you were there you know. Now also remember this: Mike has Sandy, why in the world would he dare to put himself at risk of losing his full time modeling girlfriend?!
Oh and commenter who comments on my short choppy digital message. Its 5:00 in the morning in central America and I just got off work and I’m tired… be thankful I showed a little generosity to the comment section.
carcinoGeneticist November 26, 2013, 6:01 AM EST.
This is messed up…..
Well… I don’t Care about mike……
Go Lucy and Paulo!!!
PauloXLucy November 26, 2013, 6:24 AM EST.
Is it strange that seeing Lucy now feels like the same sort of slap in the face as seeing the face of an old friend who I haven’t seen in ages, and who parted with me on bad terms?
Perhaps I invest myself too much in the webcomics I read…
Alex November 26, 2013, 6:27 AM EST.
Now that Daisy is on mike’s side, he’s starting to hesitate and feel guilty? that’s right let it eat your soul mike! tsk tsk tsk.. and i thought i hated mishul..lol
If Daisy knew more, i wonder if i could see her torture herself from embarrassment. Btw, im happy i get to see lucy again in a long while! Thank you so much for the update Taeshi! can’t wait for tomorrow
Shhhh November 26, 2013, 7:03 AM EST.
I won’t take any sides on this, both have their rights and wrongs, we’ll just see what will happen in the end, whether it’ll be fixed or not…
Olive November 26, 2013, 7:41 AM EST.
Happy biiirthday to you!
Trubeque November 26, 2013, 8:31 AM EST.
I wish Lucy was actually dead.
Fluffy November 26, 2013, 8:54 AM EST.
that’s kinda dark fluffy.
also since I’m not a bittersweet veteran commenter, can someone tell me how to send comments with people’s names highlighted?
unless you’re scared I’ll do something cowardly and horrifying with this new power…
Meridian November 26, 2013, 9:32 AM EST.
@carcinoGeneticist get over yourself
kami November 26, 2013, 10:27 AM EST.
things are getting real interesting
Rainbow_Barf November 26, 2013, 4:59 PM EST.
@meridian just type @ and their name
fox November 26, 2013, 6:06 PM EST.
@Fluffy same thing
JayLime November 27, 2013, 5:11 PM EST.
is it just me or did anyone notice that daisy’s dress is the same color as mike’s scarf?
RerunGirl December 11, 2013, 8:38 AM EST.
@Whimsicott If that wasn’t the best comment I ever read hahaha made this page a LITTLE less tense
Tealjoy January 16, 2014, 6:21 PM EST.
you feel guilty now. mike you should be
comicop March 19, 2015, 8:50 PM EST.
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