80. Happy Hour, page posted 11/26/13

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Comment ID #268011

Can’t handle these feels.

Someone November 26, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #268012

Abbey trying to drink and Daisy trying to prevent him. Crazy….

Keyblade Dragon November 26, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #268013

Abbey no..

Shani96 November 26, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #268014

I’m just happy he feels as terrible as he does.

Gaaaag November 26, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #268015

Mike deserves it

Moon November 26, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #268016

Not so happy hour. I feel sorry for Abbey.

Anoukk November 26, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #268017

Drunk teenagers.

Life November 26, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #268018

That’ll only make it worse Abbey … :{

Besides, Mike’s going to fall apart. Someone might want to catch him. Or not …

LH November 26, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #268019

“Turns out freedom ain’t nothing but missing you, wishing I’d realized what I had when you were mine, and I go back to December all the time.”

TheLazyCharmander November 26, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #268020

Some faith restored in Daisy… :x

Deringading November 26, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #268021

Mike and his tears of remorse.

Keyblade Dragon November 26, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #268022

Faith in Daisy’s character growth restored! :)

B-Dawg November 26, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #268023

Taeshi, you’ve done a remarkable job making each character stand out. Each is complex and believable, a feat not easily achieved. Keep up the good work.

some guy November 26, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #268024

OH MY GOD ABBEY. I THOUGHT YOU’D BE THE SOBER ONE HOW COULD YOU DO THIS. and for all you Mike haters out there, he’s crying a river, you happy?

$adiq November 26, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #268025

i think daisy will always have lingering feelings for Mike because he was her first crush, and she has so many memories and issues tied with him - but i think she does love Abbey.
However, look how much that hurt Abbey - Abbey actually drank because he felt that hurt. Sad times :(

dolphinbread November 26, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #268026

Why can’t i hold all these feels????

Blaze November 26, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #268027

I don’t have any words

Laufente November 26, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #268028

Daisy, freaking Daisy.

SnowyPaint November 26, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #268029

Heh, true colors where shown on this chapter, and its not even over yet

lov/hate/hurt November 26, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #268030

Darn you overemotional teams. Poor Rachel’s can’t even enjoy her party without the Drama Llama crew making it interesting in the wrong way. ;3;

Oppi November 26, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #268031

I… I just… … am speechless?

The character I dislike the most is Daisy, because I feel that she is a bit hypocrite and superficial. I mean, she seemed to be sad and angry about Lucy’s disappearing, then she says Lucy was “sorta friend” of hers. Yet this page… Maybe Daisy still likes a Mike a… lot-bit? But she is loyal… (though in Taeshi’s spring she said Daisy is the one most likely to cheat). Again, that’s why I love this comic: surprises, sides and changes everywhere!

Oh well… I hope Abbey won’t drink more. Yet, he didn’t deserved this…

Nice page, like always.

Teh Lvy! November 26, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #268032

Mike is as pale as a damn ghost. Talk about the look of death.

starfighter105 November 26, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #268033

Poor Mike :(

Set on your quest to find Lucy Mike and redeem yourself :D

MikexLucy ;)

Jonas97face November 26, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #268034

Oh Abbey…. Although I don’t normally like him nor hate him (you could say I neutrally like him) but this really is too much to handle now. Abbey, who specifically tried to avoid drinking in the beginning, had resorted to drink because of this. In all honesty, I have a LOT more sympathy towards Abbey than Mike now.

Twiggy November 26, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #268035

What a cluster****.

God November 26, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #268036

sick of people saying “Mike deserves it”

the amount of people on the page before last saying “Oh poor mike, it must be so hard coming from a perfect home with a loving family…”

You know who else has a good home life, a loving family, and friends who are willing to support her?
Lucy.

The difference is Lucy CHOSE to act like a selfish, abusive, spoilt ******* for 10 years to EVERYONE because she was ignored in kindergarten.

Even after Mike risked his life to save her from a rapist in confrontation, after he took a fall to save her life in acapulco, after Daisy threw her a birthday party and invited all her friends, after everything.

Lucy is not a special pretty snowflake, she’s a knob.

sigh November 26, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #268037

poor ol mike down in the dumps

Mariasona November 26, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #268038

wow daisy what a hyprocrite

Day November 26, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #268039

Its a shame… Both Mike and Lucy were on flexing ends of affection, but Mike was obligated to stay with Sandy due to monogamy-related ethics. Lucy was left unrequited, and Mike stood headfirst to protect his well-followed morals, but ended up hurting Lucy severely. I know that would more than bruise anyone who has a soft spot for someone they know, but just can’t be there for them how the other might need them to…

Its quite an emotional toll, and Mike doesn’t deserve that. No one deserves that u-u..

Fangs November 26, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #268040

Emotional breakdown for you, you and especially you.

Melon November 26, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #268041

Well, it’s official. The only sober one left is David.

Knowing that adorable Labrador, he better say something pretty darn insightful if he’s going to save the group from completely falling apart emotionally, if they haven’t already.

PocketGodPygmy November 26, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #268042

Betting Abbey’s not a lightweight like the rest of them.

At least Mike is finally being honest with himself. Hopefully we’ll see him try to make amends, and not just return to his usual self when he sobers up.

Also, lost a lot of respect for Daisy. Make up your goddamn mind, girl. First you slobber all over Mike with your boyfriend watching, then you ditch him just as he starts to get visibly emotional. Absolutely disgusting. I mean, you’ve had what, one beer?

Zott November 26, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #268043

At least she still knows who her man is, and is still trying to be a good friend to mike at the same time. Though I dont think abby getting drunk is going to help anyone, He already had anger issues and such, I think more mistakes might be made before the end of this chapter. :unsure:

Benjamin November 26, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #268044

Yeah I don’t like Daisy. Bad Daisy. *Readies squirt bottle*

Crsh crsh crsh crsh crshhhh.

Poor Abbey. He’s the real victim here. Not Mike bawling in his emo corner or Lucy who is gosh knows where.

Lickit&Stickit November 26, 2013, 1:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #268045

Abbey’s face equals my reaction to drinks when I first tried them.
Now it’s just like w/e, guess it was good, give me another or something better.

Blank On Purpose November 26, 2013, 1:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #268046

I can’t stand this, one second everyone including Lucy was a bad friend and he felt totally justified in what he said, and the next second he cries because he feels so bad about what he said and misses his best friend.
Please make up your mind and decide for one of these options Mike ._.

Sty November 26, 2013, 1:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #268047

And now Mike sees what a dick he was. If only he had shown foresight.

OmegaB November 26, 2013, 1:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #268048

@Day: I don’t think Daisy does not want Abbey to drink because she is against drinking, but because she knows he does it because he thinks he will feel better. Remeber her reaction to Paulo’s “You feel happier”?

Erinaceus November 26, 2013, 1:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #268049

@Oppi She loves the drama, its like her own little version of deggrassi, and in a way I geusst she’s getting to know them all better

starch November 26, 2013, 1:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #268050

@sigh

The difference between Mike and Lucy, is Lucy was changing through the support of her friends. Mike simply got worse as a person as time went on.

I think the main issue that separates them is Lucy’s obvious depression issues. None of her concerns were rational, and all the other symptoms she was showing were tell tale for depression. She was also fully dependent on Mike’s attention as her sole source of comfort, and he spit on her. This spiraled things until it got where it was and she attempted suicide.

Mike really didn’t have anything emotionally wrong until he treated Lucy the way he did and realized he was wrong. Everything else in his life was dandy. If he had wanted Lucy gone if he found her that awful, he shouldn’t have been hanging around her. Period. I don’t like this whole, lets pretend that Mike didn’t have a choice in the matter of their friendship.

Lickit&Stickit November 26, 2013, 1:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #268051

i wonder if the next mike will have no soul in his eye and infect it to other people and all of them will no longer have any soul

okay im high

MimiChan November 26, 2013, 1:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #268052

You know what we need after this, a really light hearted chapter starring DAVID!, please @teashi we haven’t had one in so long, can we have one please with return of the Flower girl two

lov/hat/hurt November 26, 2013, 1:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #268053

I hope Paulo won’t start attacking Mike again and that time with words D:

Guess Mike is very unstable right now ._.

Also wondering what Rachel is thinking :question:

Jonas97face November 26, 2013, 1:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #268054

I think so far Abby is going to dump Daisy in the next couple of pages.

DaveOtow November 26, 2013, 1:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #268055

@DaveOtow I don’t think so. He just gave himself a reason as to why Daisy was hugging Mike and I don’t think Abbey is the dumping guy unless she really breaks his heart

Jonas97face November 26, 2013, 1:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #268056

LMAO XD Abbey what the heck and I don’t think he’s going to get drunk or even buzzed from that one “sip” guys. I don’t know why I just don’t feel bad for him, I know I should but I just can’t she hasn’t really done anything wrong to me I feel like he’s overreacting. She comforted Mike when he felt alone, asked a question that was bound to be asked (or imho she should have asked so she could get over it and let go), and she ran back to comfort Abbey when he seemed upset. I’ve been there and honestly I did feel kinda bad but I felt more like the person should ask and get over that kinda thing before we tried moving forward in our relationship so I dunno, maybe I’m not a overly jealous person and he is?

And thats right Mike let the tears out, and once you sober up find Lucy and apologize or do something positive about it. I just hope they don’t all slump into depression and fall apart or something. And wait hold up….. are they sleeping over? >__> Paulo may be able to sneak in butttt yeah the rest of them are probably dead if they go home like this.

Samm-y November 26, 2013, 1:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #268057

well i wasn’t expecting abbey to actually drink…people can make you do crazy things. still daisy, you can drink and abbey can’t? talk about double standards!!! poor mike wish he’d stop blaming himself….he only overacted, most ppl in his situation probably would with a friend like lucy

kiki November 26, 2013, 1:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #268058

Remember kids, don’t drink! It’s nothing but bad news for you.

…unless your girlfriend starts hugging her ex-interest and wondering why he never loved her back over some other girl. Then it’s a f*cking godsend.

Oceanus92 November 26, 2013, 1:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #268059

@DaveOtow - And I think you’re crazy. Maybe he might’ve considered it if she’d stayed with Mike regardless of what he did no matter how crazy and stupid, but she left a sobbing Mike to tend to Abbey when he took one swig of a drink. That’s grounds for NOT dumping. That’s showing where her true loyalties lie. Of course, it could lead to Mike breaking down without any support…

Also, comment peoples, I think we had a time-lapse and the party already passed. Notice the lack of older kids? They’ve had more than one drink in that time.

Zone November 26, 2013, 1:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #268060

“Oh yeah, that’s right, I have a boyfriend, whoops.” - Daisy

Wat November 26, 2013, 1:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #268061

I almost get the feeling this chapter is more to show a downward decline with daisy and abbey’s relationship more so than the reveal from mike

@ Samm-e

The thing is, she’s pouring out her feelings for Mike in front of her current boyfriend with no regard for it (drunk or not). This makes it obvious she always has those feelings for him, deep down. Paulo had this during the New Years when he decided to break up with Jasmine because he didn’t think it was right to be with her when he knew deep down he wanted to be with Lucy “I just don’t think it’s fair to be thinking about someone else when I’m with you, ya know?”

Daisy is doing the same thing as Paulo but instead is trying to convince herself that Abbey is ‘good enough’ if she can’t have Mike and that’s the problem.

another Anon November 26, 2013, 1:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #268062

Abbey doesn’t seem to like beer does he. Daisy probably doesn’t want him to drink knowing a bit about his family history.

I wonder if the support that Daisy was giving Mike by holding he was keeping him from breaking down like he has, it showed the reflection where he said everyone would abandon Lucy and having Daisy let go of him made it seem if the only person who was siding with him has abandoned him.

Rachael seems like she feels sorry for Mike and the situation he is in.

Chrisd765 November 26, 2013, 1:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #268063

DA Fuq just that Happen?! :question:
COME ON!!

Mr-Hero-Bio November 26, 2013, 1:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #268064

@another Anon

Excellent point, I didn’t even think about the comparison.

OmegaB November 26, 2013, 1:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #268065

Yeah, Abbey is totally ok with that. Yesss… Though it’s nice that we know at this point Daisy had feelings for both of them. And it seems she cares for Abbey more than for Mike…

Ok, I was wrong, ok? You damn people can printscreen that, print, and distribute, I was wrong with this one, and Daisy is not ***** anymore.

Though I’m pretty sure Mike is still a douche.

Commander_Zero November 26, 2013, 1:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #268066

poor abbey. but atleast daisey realised how much she was hurting him.

King_Crimson November 26, 2013, 1:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #268067

Its kinda strange that Abbey gets a little upsad over this. Daisy was just asking Mike questions about the time where she was still crazy about him.. Cant lie about that. Cmon Abbey, don’t feel jalous, shes yours now, she didn’t proposed to Mike here :P

EvilKitty3 November 26, 2013, 1:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #268068

I think its safe to say that lucy and mike will never be together. Also, i think that it might test abbey’s character to see what happends when daisy leaves him, (or he leaves daisy) i see it coming. Is pucy ever showes up again i think she will turn to the perisan guy for friendship, buuuut every one will be worryed about lucy so they’ll bother the persian guy which will test his charcter. I think my most solid theory is that Paulo and the persian guy will get in an acually several page fight over whats right for lucy, which will drive her away. CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT! CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT! CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT!

Uberset November 26, 2013, 1:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #268069

I wanted to blame Paulo for bringing alcohol to people that clearly can’t handle it and therefore causing all of this drama, but then I realized that Rachel asked someone to pick up drinks anyway, so this all probably would have happened regardless.

Wouldn’t it be funny if that person walked in at the end of the chapter with a case of drinks all like, “LET’S GET THIS PARTY STARTED!!” only to find a bunch of depressed sophomores and one unhappy birthday girl?

13lackout November 26, 2013, 1:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #268070

See, Daisy? Look what you did! >: (

SOGx-ray November 26, 2013, 1:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #268071

@EvilKitty3: Yeah, but it is still hurtful as hell when your girlfriend seems to still be somewhat interested in someone that wouldn’t give her the time of day in the past.

Moogle November 26, 2013, 1:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #268072

@ another Anon

Thats only sorta true, Jasmine did not know he was in love with Lucy or someone else (she knew he’d slept around and gotten himself into trouble which actually is worse since she knew so little about what was going on she just jumped into the relationship), Abbey straight up KNEW she was in love with Mike and that she was not at ALL over it. Plus Mike is taken, Daisy has no chance and she knows she has no chance and from what we’ve seen so far is not trying to force it anymore. She just asked a question which thought tackly done she very well may have needed to know to finally let go. I think the real problem is Abbey’s jealously, if you are going into a situation with your eyes open why close them and pretend the situation has changed or no longer exists? She never got over her feelings and never really had a sense of closure with the situation so this was bound to come up at some point or another. It does not mean shes going to cheat, but its not a good or healthy situation to be in. They both seem to care about each other a lot so maybe now she can honestly move on. Plus with Paulo him and Lucy had finally started becoming closer, she was still available and she seemed like she needed someone she hadn’t flat out rejected him yet.

Samm-y November 26, 2013, 1:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #268073

@EvilKitty3: you can’t control how you feel about that. Abbey just saw his girlfriend hugging Mike and asking him why he never loved her. And Abbey knows she did love him. Is it so far-fetched to think she still loves Mike more than him?
Come to think of it, did she ever say “I love you” to Abbey?

Erinaceus November 26, 2013, 1:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #268074

That’s right Daisy, run to Abbey.

kami November 26, 2013, 1:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #268075

This looks bad. Bad for good on Mike’s part.

Friedhelm November 26, 2013, 2:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #268076

Oh, here comes Abby To join in the Emotional Pool, wounder what his Flavor will be? Thank you Daisy For being the best girl friend you can be?

Eko November 26, 2013, 2:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #268077

yeah you better cry mike. Lucy got hurt more then you. :/

robyn November 26, 2013, 2:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #268078

Seems as though she was keeping him from completely breaking down.
Poor Mike.

-Oats- November 26, 2013, 2:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #268079

Poor Abby ._. I feel so sad for him. Also, no Abby, don’t drink! you’re better then that!!! ;_;

Seiri November 26, 2013, 2:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #268080

Sweet perfect teenage emotion.

I must admit I can relate to Mike and feel for him, I won’t join in on the lucy hate or mike hate cause really both were wrong and feeding each other issues.

It happens, But I’m glad to be mike breaking down and venting truthfully FINALLY!! D: So he can grow up some more.

Mister O November 26, 2013, 2:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #268081

Ohhh, cant wait till tomorrow’s page

Selef November 26, 2013, 2:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #268082

@Selef: That’s what I was thinking every day for the past three and a half weeks (i.e. since I discovered this comic).

Erinaceus November 26, 2013, 2:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #268083

Even when Mike said all of those things… Already at that time I was one of the few who understood he was pressured… I knew he would feel bad… I knew there was no reason to call him names or anything…
And I was right! I still don’t hate Mike and probably never will.
(Of course that doesn’t mean I hate Lucy or anything… I adore Lucy) xD
Cheer up mike, you’re not hated and I think Lucy forgives you :)
And poor Abby… D: Omg i’m acting so overdramatic o-0
Go Mike!! Go Mike!! Go Mike!! (And Lucy… and Paulo… and Daisy, Abby, Sue, Rachel and everyone else at the party… no wait… the whole comic!) :D
Amazing art Taeshi! :unsure: + Mad Lucy = forever :love:

Iti November 26, 2013, 2:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #268084

daisy makes me sick

xfgcjvkhbjn November 26, 2013, 2:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #268085

Poor Rachel. Today’s supposed to be her birthday celebration, and look at all this drama and misery going on. Even though she and I have practically opposite approaches to life (regarding promiscuity, drinking, even how much we like to be around other people; I’d rather not party on my b-day XD), I’m kinda fond of her; she seems to be one of the more laid back characters, and she’s compassionate as well. Dat look on her face in the last panel…

CK November 26, 2013, 2:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #268086

Thissss is gettin a bit worse and worse D:

*slowly eats popcorn*

Chocothunda November 26, 2013, 2:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #268088

Oh Abbey, you are such a terrible Mike substitute.

Titanium Dragon November 26, 2013, 3:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #268090

Poor Rach. Have they all forgotten it’s her birthday?
That would suck horribly.

River Song November 26, 2013, 3:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #268091

hmmm so all we have been doing is paying attention to lucy and she was the first to realize that mike was hurting worse than her and decided to be the bigger person and remove herself from the situation to try and solve it but all thats happened is everyone blames mike and pays more attention to lucy and is thus making mike feel worse. now its time to see how mike reacts.

DinR November 26, 2013, 3:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #268093

Now on to happier news,

Bwahahaha, what was it that a lot of people were saying a little bit ago. That Daisy was cheating on Abbey. I think this page is a pretty resounding “BOOYAH” from all those who said that Daisy was just being a friend, a very drunk friend, but a friend.

Also, “and another one down and another one down, another one bites the dust” Love that all these kids turn to a depressant when they are depressed.

buchanen_neket November 26, 2013, 3:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #268094

I can’t wait till Sandy comes back, Mike develops feelings for Lucy, Lucy can’t reciprocate because she’s on meds, daisy cheats on Abbey for Paulo, and Rachel bones Mike for the LOLs!”

Next Week on “Days of our Nine Lives!”

Meridian November 26, 2013, 3:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #268095

Let him be. He needs to wash away all this drama and down it with beer BADLY.

Rusco Istar November 26, 2013, 3:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #268097

Exposure of ‘drunk minds speak sober truths’ comes to mind. Inhibitions more often prevent us from saying stupid things, but it would appear Mike is being more exposed to guilt and regret than anything else.

jmb November 26, 2013, 3:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #268101

I swear to god if Mike and Rachel end up sleeping together I am going to throw my computer out the window

Thompson November 26, 2013, 3:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #268102

Ugh. Don’t know if i should be glad or sad. Everyone ended up unhappy tonight, especially Mike and Abbey. But truths were said, and everyone learned something. I think that I’m in favor of truth over emotional coddling. It’s a good thing that everyone knows the truth now: a wound must be cleaned before it heals. Now Daisy is going to get a talking-to about her behavior. Hopefully, her tactlessness will cease, and she will be more aware of her surroundings. No more hurting people by blundering around in mindless chaos.
And, now, Mike has started on the path to redemption. Previously, I was mad at him. Not for December, but for what came after. He never really realized that he did wrong. I think he was denying his own guilt and holding it back. That’s a terrible thing, because if he has no guilt, he has no conscience, and there is nothing to stop him from doing more bad things. Telling the truth to others has made him tell it to himself. It’s going to hurt a lot, and once he realizes what he did, he might have a breakdown. A huge mental one (like the size of Lucy’s). Someone needs to be there for him during that, and I don’t know who that will be. It’s going to be hard for him to forgive himself. I want to go in there, give him a big hug, and say “I forgive you”. But that’s going to have to be someone else. Maybe Lucy?

Lordofrye November 26, 2013, 3:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #268104

@Meridian,

I don’t know about the rest, but as for the thing with me and Lickit&Stickit, go check out the events that happened last night in the comment section to see why I said what I said to Lickit&stickit today.

buchanen_neket November 26, 2013, 3:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #268106

Abbey seems like me with regards to drinking. used to not care, now I try to. But more importantly, I can’t handle the taste.

CHUG ABBEY CHUG

Sleepingfox November 26, 2013, 3:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #268108

Ok anyone else see Mike going completely emo and wearing a black scarf now? Just me?

RPG Nerd November 26, 2013, 3:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #268109

Ohmygod
Somebody called that this would happen on the previous page
I ****EN SALUTE YOU SOLDIER

Silveryogurt November 26, 2013, 4:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #268110

Abbey drunk? Brace yourselves we may have an angry drunk on the loose.

Daisy what have you done

stealthy toast November 26, 2013, 4:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #268112

Mike seems to be having another breakdown. Wonder how this one will turn out.

titansCrypt November 26, 2013, 4:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #268113

HAVE HIM APOLOGIZE TO LUCY IN SOME WAY AND BRING HER BACK TO SEAL THE DEAL!! NOW’S YOUR CHANCE!! IT’S THE BEST POSSIBLE TIME FOR IT!! DO IT!!

I'll Eat Yourself November 26, 2013, 4:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #268114

1. Poor Rachel, her party has really turned sour
2. Abbey…darling Abbey no don’t drink
3. Can we all just agree that everyone at this party (except for Rachel I guess) is an ******* tonight? Cuz they sure are acting it

Olivia November 26, 2013, 4:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #268115

Oh How The Mighty Have Fallen

CoolBad November 26, 2013, 4:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #268116

Daisy needs to get smacked. Abbey deserves better. :/

Dingus November 26, 2013, 4:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #268118

I feel bad for Mike, but honestly, he deserved it. Not in a “He’s a jerkwad” way. In a “He needs to face reality and see what he had a hand in causing.” way. Those tears? Just what the doctor ordered….for all of them. If he kept denying he did anything wrong, it was gonna eat him alive inside, ya know? The fact he’s crying means he can accept it, and eventually move on……I think I’ve been hanging out with my therapist-in-training friend/watching too much Dr. Phil….

PauloXLucy4Evar November 26, 2013, 4:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #268119

Its going off in directions that i would have never thought would ever happen. Curious to see what will become of Abbey now though, even if it was just a little bit unpike the others who had god knows how mucb to drink.

Comander_Nyan November 26, 2013, 4:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #268123

Holy ****! Look at that remorse.

TheXtreme(YM) November 26, 2013, 4:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #268124

Mike quick! Take your phone and get your Sandy drug to suddenly smile again like in December!! :D

EvilKitty3 November 26, 2013, 4:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #268126

I thought people drank to forget their pain, not to bring it up.

Axel November 26, 2013, 4:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #268127

Aw Abbey….(sharp in take of breath) Mike…..the feelings!

Tealjoy November 26, 2013, 4:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #268129

@Axel,

Nah man. You go to hard liquor (like whiskey or vodka) when you want to forget, you go to beer when you want it all brought out.

@Zero,
Try torchlight 2, it’s basically what D3 should have been

Also @Amberflower,

Yikes, harsh much? He was justified to speak up, he just wasn’t justified in the way he did it. Geez.

buchanen_neket November 26, 2013, 5:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #268130

cry more u fat nasty trash

Amberflower November 26, 2013, 5:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #268131

Mike deserves it, and poor abbey, it’s great that daisy stopped at hugging mike!

:333 November 26, 2013, 5:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #268132

yes abbey, drink away your problems, just like your father. you would make him proud. its nice to see he takes after the better side of his family. :smirk:

That Guy November 26, 2013, 5:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #268133

I think the supertails thing is just him having a delusional attention-seeking moment or something. Let’s not talk about him in this comment section, he will just eventually return.

Commander_Zero has been banned for using the comments for off-topic discussion and stupid personal issues multiple times. I have deleted some of his posts.

@buchanen_neket please don’t entertain him. Also, don’t do that bizarre thing where you edit a comment to respond to someone beneath your comment. It’s hard to read and almost always is a useless comment.

@Amberflower you made vero and I laugh

SuitCase November 26, 2013, 5:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #268134

Sorry, suitcase. I figured you’d prefer that instead of me popping up a ton of posts to respond to each person i’m responding to. But I got ya, won’t happen again. (also, thought supertails was a she, at least that’s what I gathered from yesterday’s affair)

buchanen_neket November 26, 2013, 5:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #268135

“Mike’s a ****, Mike deserves it!” he lashed out, and you won’t let him hear the end of it, this commenters are just being mean, a person once said “if you genderswap Mike and Lucy everyone would hate Lucy for beating up a girl as a man, so why is this different?”

FXMaster November 26, 2013, 5:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #268136

Daisy: NO ABBY YOU MUST REMAIN PURE~

Fellow bro November 26, 2013, 5:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #268137

@Lickit&Stickit

Yeah, I agree with you. Lucy definitely has some legitimate mental health issues, and I hope she’s going to try to get those treated and that’s where she is. Mike is just sort of responding to stress with an ever spiraling tower of douche. He’s not evil, but…

EDIT: I just want to clarify that I’m not saying that Mike doesn’t have legitimate issues or a right to his feelings. I’m saying the way he’s acting on those issues and feelings is completely inappropriate and he’s really got no excuse for that.

@Buchanen

The person dragging these comments into personal issues is you right now. Please try to keep it classy, and if someone gets personal, that’s not an excuse to reply that way.

Petra November 26, 2013, 5:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #268138

@FXMaster

I’ve considered the genderswap question, and my answer actually remains the same. Neither Mike or Lucy is perfect, they’re obviously not helping each other at all, but Lucy seems to be the one with actual mental health issues that she needs to get dealt with, and the one who was actually changing for the better and maturing before everything fell apart. I’d feel the same if the issue was about Michelle and Lucius.

Petra November 26, 2013, 5:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #268139

Another one rides the bus, or at least I hope that they do. D:

Hawz November 26, 2013, 5:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #268150

Deleted a bunch of stuff.

Stop talking about things that aren’t the comic.

SuitCase November 26, 2013, 5:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #268151

@Petra Always allow metaphor to run wild like majestic creatures, chasing down their tangential prey and feasting on the delightfully succulent meats of Dave Strider-esque digression. It’s funny.

Wonder what Rachel’s response to this chaos is going to be. Paulo’s seems to be a pretty clear maintained anger and everyone else seems fairly distracted, but she’s looking a bit worried.

titansCrypt November 26, 2013, 5:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #268152

Mike, I hate to say it, but you losing it at Lucy in December has caused you to have this emotional backlash. You did bring some of this on yourself. Yes, Lucy was violent and did hit you and laugh at you, but you should have asked her to stop in the first place. That would have either made her stop, or make her not quite as violent. It is both their faults. Lucy shouldn’t have made everyone miserable for deserting her, and Mike shouldn’t have been a total dick. So, it isn’t all Mike’s fault, nor all Lucy’s.

SCIENCE! November 26, 2013, 5:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #268153

@Science!

Agreed! My issue is how Mike hasn’t been dealing with this before now. Lucy realized she was messed up and was trying to improve, Mike has been deflecting. I’ll have more sympathy with him once he can face himself.

Petra November 26, 2013, 6:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #268154

Oh no! What if Abbey gets drunk and becomes violent!!

frostKitten November 26, 2013, 6:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #268155

I never got that argument. The whole “mike should have just told her to stop”. Let’s see in this timeline it took Mike nearly dying and the beach dude telling her what’s up for her to finally try and change. Do you guys really think Mike telling her to “stop it” would really have worked? Especially in middle school when Paulo was a part of a group and just a few pages back barely came short of calling Mike a wuss. I’d think that’d be a no, all it would have resulted in is Lucy getting depressed and Paulo jumping his case for “being a wuss” or “not being a man”. There would have been no change, mostly because she was a bit of a hard head and was in an environment that would have encouraged her behavior even if Mike had said something.

buchanen_neket November 26, 2013, 6:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #268158

Alright friends, lemme give you a few reasons why i will always love and defend Daisy as a character in this webcomic.

1) She is a sweet kid. She’s this girl who’s kind of a late bloomer, all her friends attempt to baby her but she’s still caught up in all their issues all the while dealing with her insecurities (AS WELL AS HER BOYFRIENDS ISSUES) and she’s expected to be this bucket of sunshine all the time and you know what? that can get frustrating, and she deserves to take a break from it all.

2) she’s with a dude she’s had a massive crush on for /years/ and you know, she may not be into him anymore, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t care for him and his wellbeing. And yeah, she asked why he picked Lucy over her, you know why? because she’s drunk. Kids get drunk sometimes, it’s not that big of a deal. I’m sure a good amount of you are starting to go through your crazy party years and have been in Daisy’s shoes at one point.

3) Daisy is not a hypocrite when it comes to Lucy. Lucy treated Daisy like a complete nuisance for the longest time, and even though it shows through that she occasionally cares about Daisy, she doesn’t do much to show it. In Daisy’s eyes, it’s more than obvious that Lucy would be a ‘sort of’ friend, as Lucy hasn’t really done much to prove otherwise.

4) You know what? yeah, it sucks. Daisy’s displaying some affection to her old flame in front of her boyfriend. People make mistakes, is that any reason to hate her? No one seemed to hate Lucy when she rebounded with Paulo right after confessing her love to Mike.

5) Finally, you know why Daisy doesn’t want Abby drinking? Because drinking + emotional/mental instability = major f*cking issues. Daisy’s been to the therapy sessions, Abbey’s probably told her about them. She knows her **** and she’s just trying to prevent him from damaging himself any further. Daisy and the others drank for fun, Abbey’s doing it to drown away his sorrows. There’s a difference.

TL;DR don’t hate on Daisy because she absolutely does not deserve it anymore than mike or Lucy might deserve it.

Anbellz November 26, 2013, 6:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #268160

I forgot that Abbey was the only sober one there. o.o

-.- November 26, 2013, 6:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #268161

@Anbellz

Yeah, I agree. Daisy is a nice person, but she’s right in that Lucy really was not outwardly a nice person. And I don’t think that she’s dumping Abbey, it’s just that feelings don’t always go away nicely just because you /think/ they should.

Petra November 26, 2013, 6:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #268162

Urp. He drank.

Well, that’s it folks! EVERYONE’S LOST IT.

Just-A-Lurker November 26, 2013, 6:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #268163

Poor Mikey. I wish that I could comfort him. :(

Gate-senpai November 26, 2013, 6:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #268165

still can’t feel good for mike, so being a dick, I would say: cry moda****a cryy!!! xD

Knight-A November 26, 2013, 6:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #268166

there was a guy who called this, exactly abbey throwing back an alcoholic drink, but I don’t remember if he/she also called the thing he said.
anyway, I hope the focus doesn’t leave mike. I don’t think it will, but still I’m afraid…

p.s. oh god I hoped this day wouldn’t come, when suitcase would cut out the fun from the comments.
it’s actually the main reason I read them… I spent two hours reading the ones of the previous page instead of playing skyrim (lol). I wouldn’t have made it through that jungle of walls of text without Commander_Zero’s irony.

also, is supertails19 a male or a female, in the end? btw I tought about the “delusional attention-seeking moment” too. let’s hope it’s really the case (that dialogue between his/her friends seems quite made-up tbh).

boh... November 26, 2013, 6:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #268167

@Anbellz
Agreed Mike is Daisy’s friend no matter what happens, trying to help someone who is going through a hard time getting over a situation and the only comfort you can think of is a physical comfort like a hug is never a bad thing. Hell it saved a few people I know from going to extremes.

carcinoGeneticist November 26, 2013, 6:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #268168

@Anbellz You effectively transcribed my brain into writing. Props because A) you’re apparently telepathic and that’s awesome and B) I don’t have any idea how to do it that well. Being supportive of a friend who needs you is never a bad thing. So what if you used to like them. So what if you Still might like them. Neither of those are good enough reasons to ignore the fact that a friend is hurting.

titansCrypt November 26, 2013, 7:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #268170

oh no! Abbey, not like that! not when ur upset. oh man, those comments must have hurt really bad :[

HLTH November 26, 2013, 7:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #268171

@boh It is more fun to discuss the comic than each other.

@Anbellz What a wonderful post! Too many people here have no sympathy for characters in difficult circumstances.

SuitCase November 26, 2013, 7:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #268172

Now David is the only sober one.

Obsidian November 26, 2013, 7:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #268173

I’m guessing Mike realized his mistake. One of the reassons why he ended up the “jerk” :

- When Lucy finally tried showing off her nice side and wanted to be a friend, Mike turns goes full douche mode.

GLaDOS November 26, 2013, 7:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #268174

@ Annabellz
I like Daisy, and I think that she wants to be a good person. She is sweet, and kind. She definitely helped Abbey, and has served as a motivator for Paulo to be good. Her intelligence and innocence really make her shine. She definitely doubts herself too much.

However. Daisy has done some things that make me disappointed in her. For all of her intelligence, she is not wise. We have seen a critical lack of tact in her actions multiple times. She has brought together and bothered people who should really have been left alone. She often smashes people together and expects them to get along, or makes decisions that hurt others. Her continual inability to see things from other people’s perspective worries me. Most of the characters lack perspective, but she has it the worst. She needs to learn it fast if she wants to stop hurting people.

@ Suitcase
What parts of the comic are relevant to the current part? It seems silly to bring things up from long ago if they don’t apply. Is there a general guideline for when things started to get serious, or are all parts valid? Just want a pointer.
Also, what about reposting things? If you said something and nobody paid attention, are we allowed to say it again? Or should we just let it lie?

Lordofrye November 26, 2013, 7:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #268175

I spy with my little eye a grumpy paulo in the last panel

Caconia November 26, 2013, 7:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #268176

We should call a psychoanalyst or something for all of these guys, but he’d probably run away.
Meh, what am I saying, this is just teenage drama :D it is delicious.
Poor Mike tho… he needs a hug, Rachel’s got that look that says she’s gonna give him a hug, then Paulo, who’s also drunk and ****** is going to get jealous at Rachel for hugging Mike, making Paulo a total hypocrite since he’s been talking about Lucy in front of a girl who obviously likes him.

Thanks Tae, this is awesome :P

foreveryoung5 November 26, 2013, 7:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #268177

And that’s about the reaction I have when I drink. And I mean ANYTHING in that realm. And that’s the only reason why I don’t drink.

DavCube November 26, 2013, 7:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #268178

@Caconia Paulo should be grumpy about his precious Daisy, not continuing to white knight for stupid Lucy.

@Lordofrye I don’t see why you shouldn’t be able to talk about anything that you think Veronica and I would consider “on topic”. It is a broad rule by design. I think it’s usually pretty clear what’s a good post and what isn’t, though.

SuitCase November 26, 2013, 7:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #268179

@Taeshi

I enjoy your comics and artwork, they speak volumes in character development and story line wise. You are an amazing artist and you shouldn’t ever let rude comics get to you. Keep telling the story the way you want and I will continue enjoying this comic! Like I always say, it wouldn’t be original if it is based off what others want it to be.

Mark November 26, 2013, 7:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #268180

Oh man, there goes Abbey D:

Subaru November 26, 2013, 8:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #268181

No seriously, are we sure that Lucy can’t at least come visit at some point in the future and help everyone with all their feels? This chapter is breaking my heart. ._.

Ariel November 26, 2013, 8:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #268182

daisy is to good for paulo! :nope: just wanted to point that out to all the pauloxdaisy shippers(yes i am one of them) i hope that wasn’t too random..?

kiki November 26, 2013, 8:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #268183

@ Suitcase
I was a little too vague. I meant comic-wise. Is there a certain point after which the comics get serious, or are they all equally valid when used in an argument? It’s annoying when someone tells you that your argument is invalid with regard to the present day comics. Is there any point at which the comics afterward are all serious, or are all of them equally usable and equally valid?

Or do you two want to keep that to yourself?

And if you were talking about the other question I had, I was asking if it was OK to post one of my old comments again, because it was ignored. Or should I re-write it?

@ Ariel
She will come back. I eagerly await that moment, but for now we are focusing on the story of the other characters. They need to resolve some things on their own.

Lordofrye November 26, 2013, 8:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #268184

Abbey, please, don’t drink.
With your tormentor past, who knows what monster would be unleashed from your psyche if you get drunk?
Don’t drink. Not even a sip.

Chabli November 26, 2013, 8:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #268185

Lucy will be back, she’s a main character! but for know lets focus on the lives of other characters, like Sue <3

omg, oops i was totally not trying to rip off your comment @Lordofrye, lol my bad :P

kiki November 26, 2013, 8:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #268186

@Lordofrye

I’m pretty sure it goes without saying the whole comic is relevant just because its older doesn’t take it away from the story.

Samm-y November 26, 2013, 8:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #268187

@ kiki
It’s fine: that was not even a comment I put effort into. It is not a “rip off” of any kind.

@ Samm-y
I have seen some people refer to parts in the beginning of the comic as invalid evidence. Mostly it has to do with less seriousness in the plot and interactions between characters. Wounds disappear, both physical and psychological. I think that all parts of the comic are valid, but I was hoping that the creators would clarify. It makes it easier to be informed.

Lordofrye November 26, 2013, 8:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #268188

I’m sad people still beat on Mike for getting upset and blowing up at Lucy. He was VERY justifiably angry, and he released those bottled emotions. It went outta proportion, but after all she did to him over YEARS, that is no real surprise.

Dracain November 26, 2013, 8:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #268189

Earlier chapters are reliable, sure. It’s all canon.

SuitCase November 26, 2013, 8:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #268190

I feel bad for Abbey, from his point of view, the way Daisy was hugging Mike, pouting and complaining why he hung around Lucy and “why her over me” … yeah that would hurt anyone a lot. Poor guy.

Niv November 26, 2013, 8:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #268191

@Oppi
I agree, I wish Rachel could enjoy the rest of her birthday. It’s not right of the others to bull their drama crap on her special day.

@Anbellz
I love you so much right now! :)

Riiah November 26, 2013, 8:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #268192

@ Dracain
Mike was justifiably angry, but what he did was not justified. I can understand why he did it, but that does not make it right. Also, it was not really after “years”. In fact he only got bothered by it after the situation finished. Lucy realized that she had been acting wrong and tried to fix her act. At the same time that she did that, he realized that she had been mistreating him. Her efforts to be honest angered him even more, and he snapped under what he considered as an attack. To her, it felt like she had not done enough, and that she could not make up for her past mistakes. So he walked away feeling justified, and she walked away hating herself. And he just realized. Now what he needs is an embrace, and someone to say “I forgive you”. I feel so bad that I can’t do it for him. But that’s going to have to be someone else.

Lordofrye November 26, 2013, 9:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #268193

“Earlier chapters are reliable, sure. It’s all canon.”

Thus why I have to constantly roll new theories out. To try, figure out, and explain (from my perspective) how they fit into the canon of the story especially when it stepped from silly slapstick to “real” world drama.

Also while we are on the subject @suitcase, since you’re doing a bit of Q&A AskBCB, how much should be considered canon (for instance I really don’t think Lucy’s dad is a race car driver)?

buchanen_neket November 26, 2013, 9:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #268194

So it’s all coming to a head…………

……… does that mean we’re just about ready to reintroduce Lucy?

Huh? November 26, 2013, 10:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #268195

Poor Abbey.

Having such a crushing day, it’s no surprise why he would ‘need’ a drink. Just speculation, of course, based of off many, many personal experiences.

I wonder of Abbey will drink regularly now. It seems to be that way, irl, whether the time in between is short or not.

Christine November 26, 2013, 10:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #268196

It’s a good thing that Mike is putting himself in Lucy’s shoes for what he put her through, not for the general Mike vs Lucy / Mike + Lucy fanbase, but for the exploration of Mike’ entire character through empathy.

Christine November 26, 2013, 10:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #268197

@Christine,

Kind of doubt it, Abbey’s reaction to his first taste of beer pretty much says it. He didn’t like the taste of it and will probably stay away from it (well at least till he’s older and some frat boy buddy talks him into the hard stuff). But yeah generally the first impression (taste) will determine whether the kid will keep drinking or not.

I’d like it if this page finally sledgehammers the point to some folks I’ve been trying to make for a while that Mike has felt guilty for a while now. Not holding out hope though, this is the same group of people who started calling Daisy a cheater because she supported Mike.

buchanen_neket November 26, 2013, 10:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #268198

@Huh
I kinda hope so, because Mike needs to be forgiven by her personally. I think that she is going to stay away for more time though. Taishi wants to spend more time on other characters. Plus Mike needs to sulk a bit for the Laws of Drama to be fulfilled.

Lordofrye November 26, 2013, 10:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #268199

@buchanen_neket
Depends what you mean by guilty. He probably felt guilty for yelling at her, but that’s not what really matters. Right now, he just (finally) felt empathy. One never really learns from doing something wrong until one understands what one did to the wronged person. Now he feels the guilt of making her hate herself. It needed to happen, but it will hurt a lot more than the mental slap on the wrist he gave himself earlier.

Lordofrye November 26, 2013, 10:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #268200

I laugh sardonically every time I read the title of this chapter.

GracefulSerenity, thank you for your eloquent comments on the past few pages!

Sambo November 26, 2013, 10:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #268201

“Now he feels the guilt of making her hate herself”

That. is debatable. Yes Mike certainly didn’t make her feel good when he went too far (note that it wasn’t the entire blowup that was summarized, just the harsh parts and that’s what he feels guilty for). But I don’t think he was the only one who made her feel like that. You could easily say Paulo did for all his womanizing while showing he had affections for lucy yet turned her down when she practically threw herself at him. That’s the biggest one I could think of but i’m sure the others probably played smaller roles in her state of mind. So again it’s debatable that Mike was “the one”, I think you guys are giving him a bit too much credit there.

buchanen_neket November 26, 2013, 10:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #268202

Damn these cat angsts, they drive me to drink…

Redneck November 26, 2013, 10:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #268203

Abbey makes the face I do when I would drink haha

Tiido November 26, 2013, 10:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #268205

@buchanen_neket
You have a point. He did not drive her to self-hate alone. Other factors put her into a depression. But, he was the finisher. She already doubted herself when she came to him. That plus her trust in him put her in a receptive mood. Then, when he attacked, she believed him more than herself. He is not guilty of weakening her natural defenses. But he is guilty of providing the ammo and pulling the trigger. Not the most responsible for what happened, but the one at which the buck stops.

Lordofrye November 26, 2013, 10:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #268206

Poor Rachel, having all this overdue baggage dumped at her birthday party… makes me wonder if the other kids have left or are taking videos to post online… ^^;

Mike may have reconciled things on his own, outside the hospital, but believe you me, doing the same with others around you is COMPLETELY different. Now that everyone knows the truth - now that others have openly asked the same questions he’s been asking himself - now that it looks like he’s about to release the dams, with others who have been affected around him, THIS is where the healing can really begin.

It’s a rough, bittersweet road, but reaching the end of the journey together is so worthwhile. Good luck, you crazy kids!

Ryuko November 26, 2013, 10:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #268207

You know, I’m surprised no one has pointed this out yet: while most people have mentioned how sad this is for Abbey to see Daisy act the way she is, the entire situation is also an example of success for Abbey.

The entire situation shows that Abbey’s anger management therapy is working and is a massive success. A lot of readers predicted that Abbey would explode on Mike after Daisy hugged him, but not only did Abbey NOT lash out, he actually kept his cool. He’s still keeping his cool (well, as much as one can in a situation like this) and trying to rationalize it to the best of his ability. This is something that Abbey most likely would have never done until now.

Deiser November 26, 2013, 10:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #268208

I’ve been pondering… how is this going to affect Mike and Sandy’s relationship? Mike is suddenly rediscovering everything that made him like Lucy in the first place… at once. Maybe it’ll overpower his love for Sandy, and he’ll go to Lucy, and…?

Naw. No way is Mike and Lucy happening. Taeshi told us flat-out in the FAQs of the site… wait, now it’s gone. Huh. It was there… perhaps…
No. No way would Lucy accept that. The boy that she loved, who rejected her love, who then proceeded to break her soul into a thousand pieces, come back crying, confessing his love for her? If she has any self-respect whatsoever, she would not go back with him, and even then, you can’t love someone who has broken you to that point.
Last reason: I don’t think Mike would break up with Sandy after all the efforts he put into their relationship.

HOWEVER

It was Sandy who first put the idea in his mind that Lucy was being cruel to him. This could make him feel a bit angry towards her, a slight amount. This and his rediscovered feelings will definitely put strain on their relationship, and it will be interesting to see how this plays out.

TL;DR: MikexLucy is not happening, but MikexSandy could have trouble.

*Sigh* Mike and Lucy would’ve been so cute together before Mike started disliking her :( The tragedy of it all

Sambo November 26, 2013, 11:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #268209

Oh hey, there you are Abbey.

Devmarizella November 26, 2013, 11:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #268210

The last panel:
Mike: “ohgod I suck I am the worst what have I done my karma is totally in the ******* ohlordkrishna if I walk home I might get struck by lightning I’m too young to die aaahhh!”
Rachel: “poor little Mikie….I’mma **** ‘im! It’ll make up for him ruining my party AND it’ll make him feel better!~”
Paulo: “you stupid asshat, Mike, I hope you get struck by lightning while you walk home.”
Daisy: “Abbey what are you is doing what?”
Abbey: “yay she noticed me, I must continue making gross noises so she babies me aahhh I love herr!”

Yuppz

But anyway. I am reeeaally curious as to what Lucy is up to.
What if Rachel is secretly in contact with Lucy and is updating her every day………and Lucy is all of us commenters combined into one. XD

Silveryogurt November 26, 2013, 11:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #268211

And this kids is why you don’t drink!

Jaime November 27, 2013, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #268212

“she was called a parasite, told that people only liked her for her looks, and told if her friends had to choose between her and mike they’d choose mike”……jeeze i can see why lucy feels totally insecure

kiki November 27, 2013, 12:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #268214

You know what would be fun? Ending the chapter where Lucy comes into the room, everybody goes YEY and then she says she wanted to say to all good bye before she leaves and all go NO DX

haha November 27, 2013, 12:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #268215

Dang it… I had a good post and my phone crapped out XD. Probably for the best… I dont need the hate mail.

Btw… anyone else notice that Abby looks almost exactly like Mr. Yuk?

carcinoGeneticist November 27, 2013, 1:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #268217

So yeah… mike is feeling the true extention of what he had done… a little late… now nobody knows where is lucy.. just her brother and he will no reveal that so easily… so it will be dificult to find her as for paulo as for mike o whoever, as a last predictable option to see lucy again in the neiborhood is that she comes back, but obviously she will no be the same… but is just a long term prediction… wonder what has taeshi planed…

eagle November 27, 2013, 1:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #268220

I really can’t tell what the high point of drama in this chapter is. Enemy drama strike incoming! It’s too much captain!

asdf November 27, 2013, 1:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #268221

The not so happy but really quite depressing hour. D:

Trubeque November 27, 2013, 1:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #268223

Oh Mikey, your grief is so delicious it’s like a little mini meal before dinner. Quite frankly, it’s all I can do just not to grind pepper on your head. ALso, Abbey, you REALLY either need to be one naive guy or in one HELL of state of self denial to try and sell that BS to yourself.

Kanashe November 27, 2013, 3:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #268224

@Sambo,

“Mike is suddenly rediscovering everything that made him like Lucy in the first place”

I don’t really think that’s what is going on here, it’s just all the talk of Lucy has made Mike reflect on his harsh words he said to her. I don’t think Mike wants a relationship with Lucy or anything like that, but I do think he regrets going to far in “December”. I think that’s what the past few pages have been about, not really him saying he’s hard-up for Lucy again.

buchanen_neket November 27, 2013, 3:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #268225

I don’t understand. Lucy has a weird personality (she’s a bit loner, she only trust her pets, prickly with some friends and so on) just because of Mike’s fault. She felt abandoned when Mike met Sandy and almost forgot about her, only to crawl back crying to Lucy when Sandy leaves. A bit egotistical from Mike, if you ask me. Maybe Daisy doesn’t know all the truth, but if she’s a good friends of Mike and Lucy, she SHOULD know why Lucy act this way.

SHM November 27, 2013, 3:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #268226

I can feel the smell of the explosive alcohol gas

HongKat November 27, 2013, 4:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #268227

@Amberflower: The ****’s your problem??

daft_inquisitor November 27, 2013, 5:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #268228

why do I keep reading comments,

First off Mike did not deserve all this, second he did not deserve any of the bad things that happened to him prior to these events.

Lucy spurned Mikes advances and when he left her due to her behavior and treatment of him not to mention how much time and energy he put into making HER feel happy (this was a whole plot point for a time with a character even explaining it for fraks sake, it did happen stop pretending Lucy didn’t push Mike away) He found solace in someone else, at this point Lucy realizes she’s wrong (yes she did and yes she was) but it’s too late.

THIS is where Mike has some blame as he goes too far in setting her straight, he had every right to be on his own and be happy in the way he wanted there was no reason that he had to sacrifice everything just to make Lucy and the readers happy.

Mike was wrong, he has been feeling guilty about it, he even tried to make it up and set things right with Lucy before she jumped off the edge, and has been feeling bad since in almost every…. single… page!

He feels bad, Lucy acted stupid, please get over it. /end rant

That said, very nice page, love the layout, especially how it transitions between character reactions.

manwithnoname November 27, 2013, 6:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #268229

No wonder that Abbey bloke feels sick, he just took a swig out a bottle from someone who threw up.

Rowboat Girlyman November 27, 2013, 6:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #268230

@ manwithnoname
Deserve is not the right word. It implies some kind of justice that is not in play here. I think that he needed this to happen to learn from his mistake.

You say that she spurned Mike. That’s not exactly true. There was never any confession, and she never directly said no. She ran away. Now, why did she do that? Well, most of her experiences with love are sexual harassment. And, there was an attempted rape. I doubt that she would take sexual advances well from anyone.

When she realized that she had been a bad friend, she tried to become a better one. I see no (well very little) attempt to gain his love. She knew he was taken and wanted to “just be honest for once”. And then he hurt her as much as he could because he thought she was trying to take his happiness. He got her to hate herself because he knew just what ammo to use. And he just realized what he actually did to her. Previously he felt guilt, but now he feels the extent of her pain. Empathy hurts.

Lordofrye November 27, 2013, 8:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #268231

Nobody here is a good guy, and there is no right answer.

Pax November 27, 2013, 9:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #268232

@Pax
That’s a terrible attitude. I think everyone is a good guy at heart, but things just get in the way. If there is no right answer, what is the point of commenting? Applied to the real world, that justifies laziness and incompetence.

Lordofrye November 27, 2013, 9:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #268234

Daisy, you’re so cute! Poor Mike, but I think he needed that emotional block lifted. Also, I’m so sorry for how your birthday is turning out, Rachel. :(

+bird+ November 27, 2013, 10:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #268236

Can you really spurn someone’s love/sexual advances if you are ten years old at the time?

O.o

No seriously.

We give Lucy so much baggage for no being ready for Mike at EIGHT or TEN! Mike was WAY too early to be confessing, just as his weird kindergarten relationship with Sandy was too early.

I’m all for love at all ages, but really when we are children we have no clue what actual love entails. Or how to handle it. I think often romantic love at such ages is near impossible because of the major life inexperience and I think Mike was just rushing into all of it based on someone he was trying to mimic (Maybe his parents or something). I’d wager Mike didn’t really know who he loved romantically and he was just going through the motions.

I certainly didn’t think about boys romantically at ten, and if I did it was fleeting, “I hope he’ll be my friend” sort of thing. Lucy was totally justified in being really scared and confused at what he was doing in her room.

Lickit&stickit November 27, 2013, 11:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #268237

i cant believe there are people actually blaming abbey for being jealous lmao
the poor guy suffered more than everyone in this entire comic thanks to his f*cked up past and you’d expect someone who only feels comfortable around girls (i noticed so recently after re-reading, abbey respects some guys but he’s overall only comfortable around women, probably because of the scar his father left in his memories) to be jealous and over protective. he is not being a whiny bastart and possessive douche, i mean holy cow he’s even /excusing/ her to others telling them it’s the alcohol speaking. he’s selfless to the point that he doesn’t blame either mike or daisy, and i bet he doesn’t even dislike mike a little bit regarding the whole daisy thing.

before you hate on the one character who is the most emotionally destroyed out of everyone, remember that most of you guys excused either lucy for being selfish or mike for being a douche, two characters that don’t even have half the problems abbey had to deal with his entire life. I’m not saying that the other characters have no right to be emotional because they don’t have worse problems, but abbey sure as hell has as much right as they do to be so.

Jean November 27, 2013, 11:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #268239

wow. I didn’t think hating on Abbey was actually possible. o.O

TheLazyCharmander November 27, 2013, 12:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #268240

@Anbellz Okay, so why did she bring Abbey?/Why did Abbey come? Also, WHAT. NO. “been to the therapy sessions”?? SHE HAS? How come I never saw/read that? Did I miss a section? Are you saying Daisy would be enough of an ******* to cross into that REALLY PRIVATE AND PERSONAL space of Abbey’s? Why would she have gone to his therapy sessions? MAYBE he told her, but from his characterization so far, I’d guess he’s still keeping a lot to himself, AND THAT IS MORE THAN OKAY. If what Abbey needs to do is work it out with himself & a therapist, fine. Daisy might have talked to his mom(adoptive), but I HIGHLY DOUBT she would have ever talked to his therapist/analyst/psychiatrist/social worker/counselor. Wanna know why I doubt that? Do you? IT’S BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE UNREAL TO THE MOST DISGUSTING AND ****ED UP DEGREE. Counselors are confidential, and if they were going to talk to ANYONE, it would be the mom, not the sweet-as-pie, too-nice-to-be-honest, full-of-sunshine-and-******** girlfriend.

If she has talked to his mom, she should know that bringing Abbey around alcohol would be unhealthy, dangerous, and would expose him to all sorts of new stimuli that would be cruel. I’m not saying it’s on her that he may have begun drinking, I’m not saying it’s on her that he stayed, I’m saying the two of them should have realized that he shouldn’t be there, and I’m saying that since she clearly still has feelings for Mike(if she wants him, she can have him, for all I care. I’m not telling her not to have feelings), and she decided to drink, she might have taken a beat to think about how that would stick Abbey with being responsible for her, and that she might do something dumb while drunk that would provide more negative stimuli to his already bleak environment.
TL;DR Don’t act like you know how counseling works, don’t make assumptions about how much Daisy knows, and really, try analysis/therapy/counseling before you decide you know everything about how it works.

PS: So far it seems like Daisy has been the right person for Abbey in that she doesn’t ask questions and waits for him to tell her what he wants her to know. You seem to think she is the type to really go butt her head in places it doesn’t belong. I think you’re wrong, but if you want to explain your reasoning for thinking that A) that would be a good thing for her to do, and B) she would do that, PLEASE DO.

patti smith November 27, 2013, 12:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #268243

Pretty sure I’m not reading the same comic as you people. Mikey tried to tell Lucy he liked her, she didn’t take it serious, he moved on, she melts down, she acts desperate, he gets annoyed, she keep it up, he blows up says unpleasant words, she gets depressed, he feels guilty, she detaches herself emotionally, he tries to patch things up, she causes drama and leaves.

The situation up to this point is not a result of mikey being a bad person, he never harmed her besides.Paulo says some negative things in Lucy’s face yet no one mentions that or how he comments how violent she is.

wonkybird November 27, 2013, 12:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #268295

Mike’s actions in December were not justified, but they were a reaction to Lucy’s mistreatment of him (and it *is* mistreatment, as she caused him physical pain for menial reasons. I would qualify it as abuse.) At the same time, Lucy’s actions towards Mike were horrible, but they were a misguided reaction to years of rejection and extreme emotional dependence. This is not a black and white scenario, nor should it be interpreted as one.
One should not forget that these are teenagers, who as such are not immune to impulsive decisions based on momentary emotions. Now consider that the emotions in question were not momentary, and had been building on themselves for years.
Mike ripping into Lucy the way he did was wrong, but understandable. Lucy’s mistreatment of Mike was not due to malice but deep psychological issues. Both were wrong. And it’s about time Mike’s friends woke up to the fact that the way they were interpreting Mike and Lucy’s relationship caused serious problems for Mike and Lucy both. Nobody is in the right here.

Adam November 27, 2013, 1:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #268348

Holy crap; I just realized something. This is almost the Mike version of the massive diss he gave Lucy in December. The part where, after saying his little tirade, he lights up realizing he needs to tell his mother of Sandy’s visit in front of Lucy and leaves her to wallow in her misery.
Only instead of Lucy being the reciever and Mike being the antagonizer, it’s Mike being the reciever and Daisy the antagonizer (even though she meant no malicious intent when leaving), the only person who seemed to understand in that moment.
Maybe I’m reading too much into it…

Dr.Chopper November 27, 2013, 4:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #268391

THANK YOU Anbellz. You said what I was too incoherent to say. :D

Tiny November 28, 2013, 1:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #268907

@AmberFlower

WOW way to to be :nope:

they are both arses one way or another…and arses to each other…
So it not-so-evens out in a pretty unstable manner…

He obviously feels guilty…as one should…

now I think you should go suck on a “Disney” and not be a pain in ones back-end…

JeremyB796 December 1, 2013, 2:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #271552

For all those who thought Abbey was a goner:

He didnt actually get drunk; He was the only one who hated the taste, so he just took a sip. He might feel some of the effects of being drunk for a while- Say, 5-15 minutes; But nothing serious.

That Weirdo December 31, 2013, 10:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #279209

Abbey is not supposed to have experience with alcohol, right? Isn’t reaching for the bottle an instinct you only develop after you have actual experience with drinking?

As someone who had her first drink at 24, it’s a completely neutral liquid to me. A bottle of whine is as inviting to me as a bottle of olive oil, I have no urge to drink it at all.

non-drinker April 14, 2014, 11:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #280337

@Amberflower Oh, go jump off a bridge or something. :nope:

Flame_LoneWolf May 1, 2014, 7:56 AM EST.

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