80. Happy Hour, page posted 11/29/13

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Veronica’s Commentary

There was a bit of extra dialogue in the “she could still come back” line originally, about how her family is still around so that can surely mean she still has a home to come back to. BUT IT FELT A BIT TOO WORDY, oh well it’s here at least. It should be assumed anyway because of the fact Jordan rejected an invitation to Rachel’s party. So that means Jordan is still around!!

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221 Reader Comments On This Page

Comment ID #268713

WHY HAVEN’T YOU KISSED

Solaris November 29, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #268714

Drama!

Crackiswhack November 29, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #268715

Wow, Paulo
AND FIRST.

Janers November 29, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #268716

I wonder if mike would break up with sandy if Lucy came back

Kimimi November 29, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #268717

I still feel Blur will play some kind of a significant role in this. He is friends with Lucy and her pets, and whether he denies it or not he is also a close friend to Mike. He is still a sort of bridge.

Lilli November 29, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #268718

Damn Paulo, why you so selfish?

wr3h November 29, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #268719

WOW PAULO :/

Don’t like him no more

Wonder why somebody is calling Rachel?

Jonas97face November 29, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #268720

CRAAAAAP.

Janers November 29, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #268721

Mike, please don’t tell me you’re developing feelings for Lucy again… D:

TheLazyCharmander November 29, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #268722

MIKE x PAULO AGAIN

MoonlightAroraa November 29, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #268723

UM. Hawkward.

Furthermore, my comments yesterday were very much honesty on my part.

Whhoooooo alcohol.

Anyway, poor Rachel. I’m glad Paulo thinks he’s better than that because I don’t. :P

Lickit&stickit November 29, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #268724

Oh GOD what could it possibly be THIS time!

Fredley November 29, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #268725

fook u little shizz mike ur not allowed to have feelings

Lazynope November 29, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #268726

Im calling that Parents are home D:

Blaze November 29, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #268728

Rachel is in a lot of trouble with her mom because of the house full of drunk teenagers .

normal November 29, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #268729

Between Paulo and Daisy we have so many dating fopahs in front of current relationships.

Lickit&stickit November 29, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #268730

Best birthday ever. Woo hoo. Poor Rachel :c

Music man November 29, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #268731

Lucy the piece of meat

Knux-the-Killer November 29, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #268732

And anyone saying that they don’t like Paulo anymore because of this, just remember that’s he’s drunk.

MoonlightAroraa November 29, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #268733

D: OH GOD THEY’VE KILLED RACHEL

Geoffroy November 29, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #268734

OH MY GOD WHAT HAPPENED TO RACHEL DID SHE TRY TO COMMIT SUICIDE OR SOMETHING!!!?? I HOPE SHE DIDN’T. AND WHY CAN’T I STOP DOING ALL CAPS?

Twiggy November 29, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #268735

I like what’s going on here. Its bonding over a cold cup of emo. Each one is supporting the other. They both made mistakes, and they are the only two who really understand each other. The y will most likely both come out of this as better people.

Lordofrye November 29, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #268736

Remember, they’re drunk as all hell. They’re going to be more open with their feelings. And selfish.

RunicFigment November 29, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #268737

@Twiggy

BECAUSE IT MAKES YOUR WORDS SO MUCH MORE AMAZING AND EXCITING.

Lickit&stickit November 29, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #268738

Remember a couple pages back, when paulo’s dad said, “ill be working late tonight, don’t be out to late.” I feel that will come back to bite paulo. Also, WHY THE FRIK DID SOME ONE YELL RACHEL’S NAME?! DID SHE DIE? OR FALL IN LOVE WITH DAVID?! OH OH! I KNOW!! HER PARENTS ARE HOME!!

Uberset November 29, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #268739

And everyone thought it would be a flashback! HA!

But yeah, I’m glad the two of them are reconciling, and Paulo is getting his mitigated frustration out with the various bops. These two need to cry, need to let out their troubles.

Thats quite the bold statement there, Paulo. You caused alot of harm to Lucy as well, you slept around with random girls when she trusted you. You may have a tougher time than you think you will. How can she trust you when you whored yourself out to two girls, then just jumped straight into a relationship with a Freshman? Then, when Lucy is gone, you just latch back onto Rachel. I know you are dealing with **** and this may be you coping, but damn man.

Mike, you looking a bit worried there. Are you actually feeling something for Lucy again? Do you want to be with her now? But what about Sandy? Which one do you really want? Or are you just becoming protective again, worried that Paulo may fall and break Lucy’s heart again? Hmmmm, I cannot be sure…..

Also, oooooh, Rachel….you got some esplainin to do! Whats with all these crying, drunk kids?

Zionus November 29, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #268740

Twelve bucks that’s either her parents or her brother. 8-D

Rocky November 29, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #268741

Yea mike why do you have to be so smart and stupid all the time. paulo you should probably run now because that is the sound of someone yelling at rachel to put down the chair she is about to hit you with.

Blue fox November 29, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #268742

@Janers HAHAHA NO. :P

Solaris November 29, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #268743

I really don’t like what this shout can mean, considering that her boyfriend just said he’s going to break up with her as soon as the true love of his life is back.
Oh gosh, is Rachel alright?!! D:

Nikary November 29, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #268744

I’m guessing her parents or some adult is back D:

And I hope that Sandy would move back and so as Lucy should so Mike and Paulo could be happy :)

Dawson15 November 29, 2013, 1:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #268745

@Zionus

I have a hard time stoning Paulo because the two of them were never really official or an item. I’m sure he hurt Lucy’s feelings, but she sort of knew that he was just being there for her as a friend, which is why he wasn’t going to sleep with her even when she pushed for it.

Edit: I think Mike just wants it all. For both of the girls he wants dibs on.

Lickit&stickit November 29, 2013, 1:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #268746

YES! NINJAS GOT HER! 8-D

Hawz November 29, 2013, 1:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #268747

Dear Paulo,

your “girlfriend” that you pretty much just said you’re going to cheat on, is still in the room.

@taeshi Stop with all the friday cliff hangers! 72 hours too far away

Kari-desu November 29, 2013, 1:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #268748

i’m torn between saying POOR SANDY and SANDY WOULD BE HAPPY HE DOESN’T HATE HER ANYMORE
you and rachel both hh

Landy November 29, 2013, 1:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #268749

i thought Rachel fully understood, i mean she consoled Paulo when he was crying about Lucy and she knew the story of Lucy leaving and what it did to Paulo. Who knows if now she’s having mixed feelings about what she already knew was gonna happen

bunnyclub258 November 29, 2013, 1:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #268750

freaking 72 hour wait :nope:

Dragobir November 29, 2013, 1:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #268751

@Lickit

You are right, she shouldn’t ever have any expectations because they weren’t a thing. But its more like…..if you knew a guy had a history of sleeping with a bunch of girls and just jumping from one girl to another, would you wanna date him? Its more about his history and his actions before that I say he will have a hard time. Plus, when Mike was telling her she would be alone, Lucy’s last hope was Paulo, cause she thought he would atleast be attracted to her Physically. He, out of everyone, would stay with her. But he didn’t, he didn’t take her when she gave herself to him, and though it was out of honor and respect for lucy, when he then goes behind her back and sleeps with two chicks, she feels like “What, am I suddenly not good enough?!” Thats what I’m kinda getting.

edit: why is Mike suddenly a playboy? Maybe he knows he can’t have both, maybe he understands that. Doesn’t mean he can’t have feelings for someone else. He needs to search himself and realize WHO he really wants to be with. Once he does that, then he needs to begin acting on that. But again, he’s a teenager, so of course he is gonna have conflicting emotions for two people. And I don’t think he was raised to be “Well, I’ll just have both.” He seems like the “One Girl” Type.

Zionus November 29, 2013, 1:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #268752

oh crap, oh ****, oh my god, oh my buddah, oh my krishna… just… damm

Bolgverk November 29, 2013, 1:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #268753

@Zionus

Oh totally, I don’t think Paulo will get Lucy. (If she takes him back she’s crazy)

I’m just saying so far as judging Paulo hard as a jerk, I can’t because he hasn’t ever really cheated. He broke up with Jazzy before chasing Lucy. Even now he’s never made it official with Rachel.

(He’s breaking hearts over his non-committal sex fest though, which is not the best thing to do, but I think the ladies ought to make it official before jumping in with him. They have a responsibility to get what they want out of him too, instead of being mad or hurt after the fact.)

I think Lucy ought to move on, her old guy/love interests suck.

Edit: Hahah sorry, it just seems like Mike is being so indecisive because he wants it all. He’s giving Paulo this unhappy look because he realize that if he wants Sandy, he’ll never have Lucy.

Lickit&stickit November 29, 2013, 1:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #268754

I’m going to assume two situations…

1.) The parents are back and notice what kind of party is going on

or

2.) Rachel got fed up with Paulo’s latching/claiming of Lucy and just dashed out.

Either way, this entire chapter went from sweet to bitter… . .lol, get it? *shot*

Sojobo November 29, 2013, 1:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #268755

**** mike you already have a girlfriend man!!!!!

Chuck U_U November 29, 2013, 1:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #268756

I’m wondering that if it’s Rachels parents that are calling her name, then the party will be disbanded and everybody kicked out. If that is so than probably the last pages will happen outside.

Just a theory though ;)

Jonas97face November 29, 2013, 1:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #268757

@Lickit

It could be that, it could be “Wait……do I want to be with Lucy? I am not sure.” He seems like he’s conflicted. But another possibility is that he may becoming protective of Lucy again, and knowing Paulo’s past Mike may be worried SHOULD Lucy get with Paulo. It could be worry for her, and it could be rising feelings.

@Sojobo

I believe its the former more than anything. But then again, didn’t she mention that her parents would be gone all weekend? Either they came early, or it could be one of her friends getting ****** with all this drama **** happening. Or it could be number 2, and she ran out.

Zionus November 29, 2013, 1:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #268758

@Zionus

It can also be that some problem arose and Rachel has to deal with it since she is the host

Jonas97face November 29, 2013, 1:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #268759

OH SHI- THE PARENTS ARE HOME!

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…at least I hope so cause that would just be the icing on the drama cupcake. 8-D

Someone November 29, 2013, 1:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #268761

Oh ****

kami November 29, 2013, 1:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #268762

71…hours…. *twitch*

rawrzz November 29, 2013, 1:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #268764

@Zionus

There needs to be a like or a high five button! And yeah I’m wondering too does he realize that he really loved Lucy the most all along, is it a jealously thing, protective what? I’m hoping once they sober up they go to her house and figure out what happened. And yeah… Rachel I dunno how Lucy would feel about that if she knew, and what is Paulo going to do about it?

Samm-y November 29, 2013, 1:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #268765

@Samm-y

I want a like and dislike button. To be equal :)

I am not a fan of Mike and Lucy because they’ve done a lot to their love trust thing and they need that to do well together.

Lickit&stickit November 29, 2013, 1:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #268766

@Lickit

Paulo didn’t cheat persay but it was imho it was pretty telling of his character. Even now he’s so madly in love while sleeping with someone else? He may not have cheated yet physically but he was indeed emotionally cheating on Jasmine which is why he broke up with her he knew it was wrong. I don’t want to throw him under the bus but man he needs to get it together, so I can’t fully cosign Paulo x Lucy anymore either.

XD yeah we do need a dislike button, and I agree the damage is just too much right now. Maybe in the future? But I dunno even if he’s sorry thats just something she may never really get over until later, I do hope they can move on and try friendship? I dunno Mike just seems to have a hard time being friends without taking it further and then flipping out. I know taeshi said Daisy was most likely to cheat but imho I think Mike would be just as likely.

Samm-y November 29, 2013, 1:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #268767

That would be a nice addition to the page.

frexen November 29, 2013, 1:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #268768

Nothing like an emotional bromance moment. *cries angrily* I just ****ing can’t with these too!

Tealjoy November 29, 2013, 1:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #268769

You know I love how everyone keeps saying Paulo slept with “a bunch of girls” when in reality he only slept with 2 one of them being Rachel herself. Then he settled for Jasmine knowing that deep down he still had feelings for Lucy so he broke it off granted not in the most mature way or for the most mature reason but he still broke it off to try and be with the girl he actually had feelings for. A few pages back Rachel even admitted it that it was complicated between her and Paulo and (in the last chapter….or the chapter before that i forgot) she even consoled him while he was grieving meaning she knew she was setting herself up to be the rebound girl and (at least at face value) is ok with that. And I feel that people are giving Paulo the short end of the stick here by calling him a manslut / tomslut and such because first and foremost they’re high schoolers. It is extremely rare that a high schooler be it boy or girl will stick to a single relationship all 4 years of their high school career. Saying he doesn’t deserve to be with lucy cause of that is like saying he doesn’t deserve to be happy cause of a past mistake… and done with my rant.

Luna November 29, 2013, 1:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #268770

Also i am not sure how I feel about Paulo and the possibility of him and Lucy pairing up. I always imagined that somehow sandy had moved on and that it would be Lucy and mike and Paulo with someone else such as Tess or daisy or some new character such as jazz. But seeing as all of those ideas were dashed i guess that means the only relationship options left in the story are Paulo with Lucy and mike with sandy. Sadly it is very difficult for me to accept as all throughout the beginning of the story mike loved Lucy and i hope that there is another option or chance. Please i beg of you somebody provide an option and or scenario in which mike and Lucy still have a possibility of a relationship surpassing friendship and quite possibly love. ._.

frexen November 29, 2013, 1:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #268771

Two-Face: RACHELLLLLLLLLLLLLL

Huh? November 29, 2013, 2:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #268772

@Frexen

Well Mike luvres Sandy. So he’ll be happy at least. (We can assume Sandy is a nice person that treats him right and loves him back)

Lucy and Paulo need better interests. I sort of like and dislike the pair together. It’s weird though Paulo pedestals her.

Lickit&stickit November 29, 2013, 2:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #268773

My guess for the next page…it’s either her parents or her brother.

…you know, the one that we haven’t seen in….ever. …except in a flashback explaining how Tess and her ex kinda broke her brother’s arm and what Tess did to Jessica when Jessica was trying to get dirt on said ex.

….they never said if they left the brother home with Rachel!

Rook November 29, 2013, 2:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #268774

Again I just find this very difficult to accept as I am a proud waver of the flag of Lucy and mike (yes I am aware how cheesy that statement was but i had to say it). Perhaps there is a slimmer of a chance for Lucy and mike to recompense and start a relationship much to the displeasure of Paulo. I sincerely hope so. But if there is not then I must stay in my displeased state and continue to read as this story is to good to rage quit from. But again I have my small dream however unlikely.

frexen November 29, 2013, 2:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #268776

Oh what’s Rachel doing now

$adiq November 29, 2013, 2:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #268777

Also has anyone noted how mike and Lucy have many strange similarities with the famous internet love and protest series There she is (And I only say famous because it has won multiple awards for innovation and originality not because i am a fan boy of the series). Mike having a scarf that he loves to wear like Nabi in the series and how Lucy is very clingy like Doki as well as how mike rejected Lucy’s love later on like Nabi did to Doki’s early in their story.

frexen November 29, 2013, 2:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #268778

You know what I saw today at my school (Highschool)? There were graduations going on and some people were wearing costumes. And guess what? One was wearing a Lucy costume. I find that strange since I live on Iceland where our population is really small (damnit. Our country is bigger then Denmark yet our population is just around 333.000 :() and there are not many people who are that much on the internet (excluding League of Legends).

But it was great to see that others read it :D

Jonas97face November 29, 2013, 2:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #268779

@frexen

Your not alone. I support LucyxMike too :D

I will ship to the end (even after the end. I will just use my imagination 8-D)

;)

Jonas97face November 29, 2013, 2:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #268780

do tell if anyone else sees the similarities.

frexen November 29, 2013, 2:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #268781

@Jonas97face
also thank you for saying so. not to offend others who wave the other banners. I suppose i will have to use my imagination too.

frexen November 29, 2013, 2:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #268782

Not that I don’t feel sorry for Rach or anything but Paulo never said he was even TRYING to get over Lucy, so you can’t really pin this on him, it’s not like he screamed in her face telling her she’s a worthless s*** ( *clears throat* —> :unsure: )
Or it could be that some adults are crashing their ‘Birthday turned pity-party’ party :O

B-Dawg November 29, 2013, 2:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #268783

Oh and not to interrupt again but thank you all for keeping this thread civilized for the most part. Please continue to do so. It shows that civilized parts of the net do exist however rare. Thank you all again

frexen November 29, 2013, 2:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #268784

@Jonas
….Lucy Costume? Is it like a Human Lucy with the Bow around her neck? Or was it full on Furry? I can’t….I don’t know how…..ahh….

@Luna

Well Ok, you are right. He only slept with 2 girls and then went into a relationship with Jasmine, which he never physically cheated in. Ok, I get that. What I think though is the fact that he did it so easily. I dunno how much time passed in-between, but he went from (I still can’t remember Purple girl’s name) to Rachel in what seemed like only a day or two. And both were on the first dates. That kinda says “Wow, Paulo is easy. If a girl puts out, he will go for it.” Funny, cause when Lucy threw herself at him, he refused to take her like he always wanted. Probably cause he could see how she was in a depressed state and wasn’t thinking correctly. Also, he has too much respect for her as a friend.

But what bugs me most is Paulo Copes by just….sleeping with Rachel. Thats how you get over the loss of the girl you love? You sleep with someone else? I am not saying this about Rachel at all, and I know she prepared herself for it, but Paulo is just using her to get by. And that bothers me.

So you are right, he isn’t a ****. But his actions and his ways of doing things aren’t right.

Zionus November 29, 2013, 2:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #268785

Mike, Your confusing me :/

Eko November 29, 2013, 2:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #268787

@Zionus

Yeah it doesn’t speak much for Paulo. But he did have a nice relationship with Jazzy and he did say no to a sad girl who threw herself at him.

So he’s not that bad. He shouldn’t be with Rachel, but Rachel isn’t really demanding anything from him other than casual sex.

So, it’s her fault too. Paulo obviously can’t deal with his problems, but he’s not openly trying to hurt anyone and has taken preventative methods to avoid anymore hurt.

Mike, well, has been in a little tirade with everyone over his hurt.

In a way, Paulo does handle his pain better. He at least tries.

Lickit&stickit November 29, 2013, 2:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #268788

@Zionus: Yes, Paulo copes by sleeping with Rachel. Oh, and feels terrible about it. Rachel tried to comfort him in her own way. Paulo slept with her because he was emotionally vulnerable at that time.
Maybe they both made a mistake. But Rachel did it with good intentions (she did not use him, she comforted him) and Paulo immediately feels guilty the morning after.
Imho Paulo was not using Rachel, he just went along with it.

Erinaceus November 29, 2013, 2:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #268789

wait is Rachel doing? ****ing cliffhangers man!


Wait of course, this would be the perfect time for Rachel family to show up, them forming home early for her birthday what else could it be

lov/hate/hurt November 29, 2013, 2:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #268790

@Lickit

I think Paulo internalizes it more and keeps it to himself. It probably breaks his manly image.
Mike did the same, but he let it explode, which is pretty bad.
I think where Mike’s anger and sadness and **** exploded, Paulo’s will implode where he will just destroy himself from the inside. But then again, what I also think is Paulo tends to shrug off more **** whereas Mike soaks it all in.

So I guess Paulo is just better at taking life’s problems head on because he tries to just shrug it off, but the problems he does get he just keeps it to himself and only himself. Implosion possible.

Zionus November 29, 2013, 2:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #268791

Meh…heh… eng… twitch… I NEED IT NOW! D:

meep November 29, 2013, 2:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #268792

Well at the very least mike did admit he loved Lucy so he isn’t hiding it anymore.

frexen November 29, 2013, 2:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #268793

Someone’s gona get it!!!!! 8-D

robyn November 29, 2013, 2:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #268794

Incoming Rachel’s Parents in 3…
2…
1…

Chocothunda November 29, 2013, 2:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #268795

@Zionus

I mean with all he is doing he is going to implode. Sometimes it seems like Paulo hates himself and how he handles things and he seems like he’s gradually getting put out by his friends in the recent comics. I hope he doesn’t start drinking and going crazy after this party.

Lickit&stickit November 29, 2013, 2:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #268796

@Lickit

His dad seems like a drinker. And while this is just mean to say, that old saying is true sometimes: The apple doesn’t fall from the tree. I don’t wanna see it happen either, but slowly Paulo looks like he’s becoming a mirror of his father. Single Father, probably lost his wife in divorce or something, drinks the pain away.

I could be wrong, and Paulo’s father could have been betrayed by his wife or lover, and thus he was left with Paulo. And he drinks to try and forget. But I’m just putting in my cents.

Edit: But yeah, Paulo does seem to be slowly hating himself more and more, though being put out by his friends I’m not completely sure. I guess its another situation of “We aren’t doing anything cause we don’t know its happening.”

Zionus November 29, 2013, 2:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #268797

Aaron’s Back, from outer space.
He just came in as if he owned the place.
Rachel should have changed that stupid lock.
Rachel should have made him leave his key.
If she known for just one second he’d be back to crash the party.

Vanvoltra November 29, 2013, 2:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #268799

perhaps you should all look at this comic by candrawithlove http://askbcb.tumblr.com/page/3
I swear to you that this is a wonderful piece of artwork and i give candra congrats on this master piece. I plead with the author to look at this comic once more and hopefully this will sway your opinion in the Lucy/mike favor.
I do humbly apologize to Candra for using your work as propaganda to fuel this side of relationship hopes. And even if you do not support this side please look at the comic and give Candra a congrats. Thank you

flubber November 29, 2013, 3:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #268800

1: mike is finally getting fixed up. FINALLY.
2: Paulo still needs fixing.
3: Ah great, yet another weekend cliffhanger. Thank you, Taeshi~

ResidentEddy November 29, 2013, 3:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #268801

there’s your response, paulo.

p.s. I don’t think it’s rachel’s parents. the bubble would be differently-shaped. maybe… her brother??!

nah.

boh... November 29, 2013, 3:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #268802

I wonder who’s calling out rachel :P, is it Tessa, her best friend Jessica :smirk:, or her parents? cause if her parents are here talking to rachel about that booze she’s throwing for her party, then is in so much F*****g trouble Furious Abbey! P.S how come theres no Tessa emoticon for this site yet?

Blake A. Roten November 29, 2013, 3:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #268803

Bussssssssted.

Gabba November 29, 2013, 3:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #268804

;_; I want my Lucy back I love her

meow November 29, 2013, 3:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #268805

Wonder if in response to Paulo going on about Lucy if Rachael is off making a move on someone, giving Paulo a reason to not be involved with her in whatever state they are/were (boyfriend/girlfriend, **** buddies, etc), so that he is free to go for Lucy. She has seen to really care about him and she could be following the saying of “if you love someone, set them free”, and also stops Paulo from looking like a dick for ****ing off another girl.

Or her parents are home and aren’t impressed with a bunch of drunk minors and at least one pile of vomit on the floor.

Chrisd765 November 29, 2013, 3:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #268806

Oh, Mike. Don’t cry anymore.. Your pal Paulo gots you! I feel really bad that Mike is crying so much. If Lucy does come back I think she won’t want anything to do with Mike. Maybe say hello here and there, strike up a small conversation about homework, but I doubt Lucy would get into that again. Maybe Mike will try to get her back by challenging her in a race… She might accept or decline. Ohhhh! I can’ tea it for this chapter to be done! I wanna see what happens!

That’s right Paulo. Go get that Lucy! Forget about Rachel and embrace all the Lucy lovin’!

Poptart-chan November 29, 2013, 3:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #268807

the fujoshis are going nuts with this, jaajjaa pauloxmike jajajaja, that would be a moment for ****** to make a joke, it’s a shame she come back to her planet and crashed.

Knight-A November 29, 2013, 4:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #268808

Rachel don’t cry. U will make me sad panda :(
P/s Mike changed his eyes collor.

JayLime November 29, 2013, 4:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #268809

ARETHEPARENTSHOMEOMG D:

Wat November 29, 2013, 4:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #268810

I wonder if instead of someone yelling for Rachel…someone is actually yelling because something happened to her. Like she’s suddenly crying or she suddenly fell downstairs or collapsed in general…hopefully not..

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Tickled November 29, 2013, 4:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #268811

wow im shocked that someone finnaly realized how close mike is to nabi in the there she is series http://askbcb.tumblr.com/page/11

frexen November 29, 2013, 4:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #268812

My interpretation is that Rachel just did the dramatic fleeing thing after overhearing the words Paulo said to Mike.

I feel sort of sorry for her. But I also feel like she probably shouldn’t have expected anything serious to happen. I mean, hell. They hooked up when Paulo was depressed over Lucy. Not a good base for a relationship.

Dinique November 29, 2013, 5:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #268813

@Blake A. Roten: I think there’s no emoticon for Tess because she’s a fancharacter

Sambo November 29, 2013, 5:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #268814

Uh oh…parents got home early and found the booze all over the place? This will be awkward all over the place. Drunk teenagers (minors!), booze bottles all over, puke on the floor, couches, and wherever else, and hey, where did all the older kids go? They run off before the parents got home to avoid being blamed?

Zone November 29, 2013, 5:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #268815

@Vanvoltra - …Who’s Aaron? When did she mention him? 8-D

Zone November 29, 2013, 6:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #268816

its so gonna be the parents :D

EvilKitty3 November 29, 2013, 6:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #268817

Uh oh, the parents are back it seems. This reminds me of the song Aaron’s Party by Aaron Carter. XD

Bizkit November 29, 2013, 6:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #268818

Aww, what if Rach finally lost it and just started crying or something, and then one of girls is freaking rather than the parents. Or maybe im just way off. O.o

xXsabbathXx November 29, 2013, 6:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #268819

Smooth Paulo, how much you want to bet that “Rachel!” at the end was someone yelling after her because she ran off. Sorry, but, Paulo blew his chance with Lucy too. He really needs to rethink his ****, I mean the kid has enough problems dealing with himself. How in the **** is he going to deal with someone who has more problems than him. Hell Mike even got pushed over the edge by Lucy, how the hell does he think he’s going to stand a chance dealing with all her trauma and drama? I’d say the odds are more in favor of Paulo making Lucy worse.

@those thinking it’s the parents,
Look at the page counter, still too many pages for it to be them. Plus we’re in page 5 of the 6 added pages (has to be, kind of doubt the added pages are at the end). So there’s that too.

buchanen_neket November 29, 2013, 6:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #268820

@buchanen_neket - I think that’s unlikely, because Rachel has known from the beginning that Paulo loved Lucy and still wanted to be with her. She’s been perfectly content to be his shoulder to cry on, and when did she actually say that they were dating? The only time she got annoyed at him was when he felt all awkward about being up close to her while studying after they ended up sleeping together. Which he woke up all freaked out about because he still loved Lucy.

Contrary to popular belief, I’m thinking they’ve just been hanging out and not having sex. Even if everyone, including Abbey, thinks they have been.

Zone November 29, 2013, 6:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #268821

Zone,

She’s still a teenage girl and you can see this has been wearing on her nerves. So that last line from Paulo was probably the last straw. There’s been multiple panels in this chapter alone where you can tell something Paulo said about Lucy upset her. She may be caring and considerate but it doesn’t mean she doesn’t love Paulo. Hell that’s actually the most common thing, that you never see the one who really loves you that’s been standing right in front of you.

Honestly, I think she’s just been biting her tongue. That she doesn’t want to get into something like “what makes her so great” etc, etc because she knows Paulo is in a rough spot and bringing up something like that will only make things worse. But this whole night, if she does indeed love Paulo, would be Paulo yanking out her heart and stomping on it.

Also I’m a bit of a romantic (yeah, i’ll wait for you to recover your jaws for that one), so that could be part of why I think that it’s Rachel running out after getting fed up with Paulo’s fawning over Lucy.

buchanen_neket November 29, 2013, 6:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #268822

@buchanen_neket - I thought all the drama was making her a little upset. Sure she wanted in on it, but there’s the “I hate lucy” club and then the “I love lucy” club, and now they both just meshed into a sobbing mess.

Rachel and Paulo never made things official, they never really started dating, and she never said she liked him in that way. It would be just silly for her to act jealous and upset now, when she never gave HIM the indication she wanted a steady relationship. She’s just being his friend, and seeing everyone so upset is starting to take its toll on her.

And for your comment about them being gone all weekend, they could’ve come home as a surprise with a present for her. And there is also the brother people keep mentioning that she never said would be gone.

Zone November 29, 2013, 6:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #268823

Zone,

You’re a dude ain’t ya. Trust me and take this from 16 years experience being in the dating scene (starting at 14) and married once. Women NEVER just come out and say “I love you and want to be with you”. It’s up to the guys to read the signs of if a female (changed that because a girl denotes a kid) is into them (I blame romantic movies giving the impression that a dude’s telepathic and somehow can always “mysteriously” tell that the female lead will get with him) and Rachel’s been giving some pretty big signs. And no i’m not talking about the sex, you can tell by how she behaves around Paulo, by the way she looks at him. Trust me, she’s in love with him.

Also, care to clarify that 3rd segment? you kind of lost me, I never said anything about them being gone for a weekend or anything like that, I think the comments are meshing on ya dude.

buchanen_neket November 29, 2013, 6:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #268824

@buchanen_neket - Bzzt, wrong. I’m a female, 22 years old and had quite a few failed relationships starting at 12 and going up until I now have my current one which is awesome.

I’m not saying she doesn’t love him. I’m saying she never TOLD him so, so acting all jealous and upset about it when she’s known that he’s loved Lucy all this time would just confuse him. As someone who’s been in that situation before (Paulo’s, not Rachel’s), I know exactly how it would go down. He would be confused, say that they’re just friends, and all hell would break loose again. Does she REALLY want to do that?

Granted, that’s what Lucy’s big problem is. She knew he liked Sandy, but still told him instead of bottling it up. If she had just told him and moved on, it would’ve been fine, but she got all upset and expected him to actually DO something about it. Even said “Someone miles away is more important to you than me?”. That was a big no-no, and when she brought it into school and involved the girls that was just stupid.

Looking up, you’re right. Sorry, you mentioned the parents in your third paragraph and it confused my brain with another one. Still, they could still come home and the rest of the chapter could take place outside and maybe they’ll run into Jordan and get some answers. Maybe.

Zone November 29, 2013, 7:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #268825

@Zone,

Nooooo way, are you serious? So WHY do you think that a female is going to just going to come out with it? I haven’t met a female yet that’s been straight up with a dude. Personally I can’t tell you how many times I alone had to go out to my car to yell because my wife was mad at me for some reason and I couldn’t deduce the why? It was always “just leave me alone, I don’t want to talk to you”. That’s been all my experiences really, a female i’m with gets mad at me and i’m the a-hole for not being able to figure out why. It’s sooooo infuriating.

So I have to ask then, if you’re a female and i’m sure you’ve pulled your share of coy moments or cold shoulder moments. Why do you think Rachel is going to come straight out with it?

As for your question, She probably doesn’t want to. That’s why she’s leaving, She didn’t want to start something but someone’s calling her out. She was probably taking off to have a moment alone, because she’s fed up.

buchanen_neket November 29, 2013, 7:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #268826

So… That’s Jordan?…

HongKat November 29, 2013, 7:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #268827

@buchanen_neket - I’m pretty sure that going into it would be off-topic, so I’ll just say I’ve had experience and know that guys don’t always get it so it’s better to be BLUNT. And I think that Rachel would come out with it because she’s an honest girl who isn’t afraid to speak her mind and it wouldn’t be in her character to not be honest with him about it. After all, she’s honest about everything else.

@HongKat - Why would Jordan come in yelling “Rachel”? Did something happen he thinks she needs to know? He already refused the invite.

Zone November 29, 2013, 7:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #268828

@buchanen_neket - When I’m looking for replies, I look below and not above. Stop editing extra things into your posts after people have already replied to that one. Pretty sure Suitcase already told you this.

I suppose we’ll never know until Monday. All we can do is speculate on what happened. Is it an old boyfriend? Is it her brother? Is Rachel having a breakdown, or did she drink too much and pass out? Are the parents home? So many possibilities, but we still gotta wait until Monday.

Zone November 29, 2013, 7:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #268829

I don’t think it’s a honesty issue from her POV. I think it’s more that talking about a relationship with Paulo to Paulo would ultimately bring up Lucy. Basically it’s not really something she CAN bring up with him yet because he hasn’t really come to terms with how he feels towards her (whether it’s love or lust). So she’s probably had to bite her tongue on the subject, note we really don’t know Rachel’s opinion of Lucy (we kind of have Jess’s opinion, I guess). What if it turns out that she doesn’t really care for Lucy much, could start a major problem for her and Paulo. Something she’d probably avoid because even if she can’t bring out her love for him it seems she is really intent on being friends with him.

No he said stop replying to people below me with the edit function, I was responding to your comments above mine. He didn’t have an issue with me using the edit function, kind of have to because my mind has to take a bit to reply to each point.

buchanen_neket November 29, 2013, 7:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #268830

Paulo still loves Lucy… and as I have been saying… Rachell should know better…

Vanilla November 29, 2013, 7:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #268831

@buchanen_neket - Yeah, but running out crying would only complicate matters. And if he goes to check on her, she would tell him anyway in a sobbing explosion. Take it from a girl; when we explode, we EXPLODE. Bottling things up for a long time is never good. Though, guys are also guilty of dodging questions and being awkward about things and finally exploding. Or just being idiots and acting like things never happened while you’re still stewing over what he did. Mike is a good example of the former. They say you need a whole book to understand a girl, but we girls need a book on you guys to understand what the heck is going on in YOUR heads.

That’s what I like about this comic. It doesn’t really focus on one particular gender, and it shows issues from both sides of the spectrum, giving us an idea of what is going on in the minds of the opposite sex. Taeshi is doing a really good job with this, which is why I keep coming back for more even when it makes me cry.

Zone November 29, 2013, 7:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #268832

Ohhhhh, trust me, I’ve been on the backside of a female’s explosion before. Especially when it’s “that time”. Rachel was probably trying to slip out, but remember, there’s a big mouth in the room who doesn’t really comprehend subtlety. She already yelled out once when she noticed Abbey drinking.

Also i’m not going to lie, I don’t like those dudes. Have a few buddies like that and I’ve told them straight up, if they’ve got a problem they need to bring it up. Heck I brought it up when my ex wife was showing signs of overspending and being a shopaholic (it’s actually way worse than you think, it’s not me being cheap when I’ve got 5 g debt on my credit card). Even though it turned into a big fight.

Also I realize that’s counter to my stance on Mike, so i’ll make the point that Mike wasn’t in an environment to do that or to have anyone give the kind of advice I gave my friends.

buchanen_neket November 29, 2013, 7:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #268833

(Well that seemed like fate just reminding Paulo that things are NEVER not complicated and angsty. … And personally, I’m betting either her parents, or her friend because she just did something stupid.)

Allsmiles November 29, 2013, 7:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #268834

@Zone
Here’s Aaron! http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p21.html
And his credentials as Rachel’s younger brother is just on the next page.

Vanvoltra November 29, 2013, 7:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #268835

@buchanen_neket - You think it’s Daisy speaking, then? Now I’m really anxious for Monday.

I don’t like either of the two types I named. Guys like Mike **** me off, honestly. Years of silence, then an explosion? Jeez, no warning at all. Idiots don’t think of consequences.

No one could give Mike that advice because no one knew it to give it. He never spoke up and asked for it. And no one could tell, when he acted like it was a game and just fine until they were gone. Even at the beach place, he only looked upset with Lucy when she was hugging him and couldn’t see it, and so when the older guy talked to Lucy about it she didn’t believe him.

Zone November 29, 2013, 8:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #268836

That sounds like poor oversight then Zone. Even when Mike spoke in defense of Lucy’s behavior you’re telling me suddenly that made everyone lose all common sense on the subject. That they didn’t continue to think that it was a little weird that Mike was okay with getting his butt handed to him on a regular basis. Apparently that’s not the case because even Daisy just said a bit ago she did notice but just didn’t stand her ground against it. I’m sure that the others noticed too but case by case:

Paulo didn’t because he has the hots for her.

Sue didn’t because Lucy was her friend (plus and this is a total sidenote, Sue seems the mislead fem-empowerment type.)

Don’t know the why that Daisy didn’t and Abbey’s got so much of his own problems he didn’t notice, especially since he’s new to the group.

That’s all the characters I can think of who had direct contact. Hell Tess even noticed and ended up having a talk with Mike because she was curious as to why Lucy behaved like that. After that don’t know why she didn’t say anything.

buchanen_neket November 29, 2013, 8:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #268837

Either Jordan changed his mind or the parents are home…. hahaha.. yeah, folks are home.

Subaru November 29, 2013, 8:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #268838

sounds like someone’s parents came home early~

another Anon November 29, 2013, 8:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #268840

No no no no no no no no Mike!
Yes, I know you loved Lucy, and you can still be friends but come on - Sandy treats you so much better! She’s never abused you and she was the only person who seemed to give a **** about your wellbeing! Please please don’t give up on Sandy for Lucy :(

titch November 29, 2013, 8:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #268841

Looks like someone’s parents came home :O

The Observer November 29, 2013, 8:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #268842

Oh no, The parents are home. Everyone run. -sips beer- : |

Eko November 29, 2013, 9:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #268843

LOOK OUT!!!!

THE (IR)RESPONSIBLE ADULTS ARE HOME!!!

And they’re both carrying rolled up newspapers!

Meridian November 29, 2013, 9:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #268844

Paulo’s gonna have a fit if they start barking loudly…

Meridian November 29, 2013, 9:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #268845

While they cry i’ll be the one to say it, HAPPY BIRTHDAY RACHEAL!!! Sorry the booze turned the so called heatthrobs into complete babies, but u said it your self u like your men dumb and pathetic

JustSomeCritic November 29, 2013, 9:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #268846

Jordan…. came to her party

DaveOtow November 29, 2013, 9:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #268847

Didn’t realize I could comment.
Cool. 8-D
Anyway, I’m glad things are stating to get better between Mike and Paulo.
I wonder if the one yelling is a parent? That would be interesting, you know with all the drunk teenagers. Rachel’s party is just turning out great, huh?
I’m real interested in how things will turn out if/when Lucy comes back.

Wellalright November 29, 2013, 10:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #268848

god dammit as sad as this is i cannot stand not to point it out as it bothers me to no end. Although there is a very large amount of proof that mike will end up with Lucy rather then Lucy with Paulo. That and the amount of proof far exceeds that of Lucy ending up with Paulo. But sadly with the current state of affairs and the author saying that she plans to be ending the comic in 2014 I am afraid there is little time left for a mikeXLucy ending. Maybe a miracle will happen and maybe not. The past is with the mike and Lucy side and yet the future and time leave little chance for it. Sorry if I am crushing mikeXlucy fans but sadly its true. Not saying that all is lost for those in that side of the relationship hopes but i would prepare for an ending that If you are for mikeXlucy will not like

frexen November 29, 2013, 10:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #268849

@Zionus

The Lucy costume was furry and it had the Bow (the pink one).

And @frexen. Even though Lucy doesn’t end up with Mike (that I really want to happen) then it doesn’t mean that she will have to end up with Paulo. Personally I think that she deserves someone better then Paulo (sorry PauloxLucy shippers :() and if not Mike then someone we haven’t met before.

Jonas97face November 29, 2013, 10:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #268850

I’m sure this point has been brought up already, but just for ***** and giggles: when/if Lucy does come back, what makes Paulo think she’ll want to date him, or anyone else? Maybe she’ll already have someone, or won’t be interested in general.

etyb November 29, 2013, 11:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #268851

@jonas97face
i agree with you its just a bit of a heart break to see the dark path the situation has turned on while i will agree that mike was in a form right to criticize Lucy i feel that he went way to far and handled it badly causing Lucy to attempt suicide. (and for those who will say that we don’t know that for sure not only was it obvious but there was very detailed fan art about it on page 3 of the blog)

And it would just seem as though all of those pages of mike and Lucy trying to work together and being great friends and at some points even loving each other and even mike saying that he loved her in the above panel would suddenly mean nothing to the story.

But sadly (and i could be wrong) it seems that the fate of the relationships for the characters is all but sealed and it is a happy one for some but a crying shame for others and for a few I am sure even a rage quit or two XD

And refer to my earlier statement i sincerely do hope that mike ends with Lucy as another ending just wont feel right to me but hey as you said earlier just use imagination right

frexen November 29, 2013, 11:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #268852

@frexen,

No offense, but if Mike and Lucy end up together i’m gonna **** bricks. Maybe as friends or something like that, but they are a crummy romantic pairing. Maybe in the beginning of the comic they were a possible good couple, but the moment the real damage issue got added to the comic it pretty much torpedoed, dive bombed, and kamikaze’d that ship to Davy Jones locker. Honestly I think Sandy is a better fit for Mike, Lucy is probably best solo or with Augustus (same thing) for now, Paulo right now he’s best solo too until he straightens out his ****. Abbey and Daisy are fine where their at.

buchanen_neket November 29, 2013, 11:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #268853

please let it be lucy please let it be lucy

awsomesoucsome November 29, 2013, 11:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #268854

HAHAHAHAHA XD

@The_convo_about_women_never_talking_about_love

As a woman, lemme tell you all something really awesome. Girls and teenagers, play “hard-to-get” games with boys. Women, and other actual adults, DO talk about their feelings with their current partner or spouse.

I have this sort of relationship with the guy I currently have dated for about a year. We don’t scream. We don’t yell. We get to the point and talk about all our concerns and emotions and fears. We talk about us, careers, money, the future, marriage, knowing that’s where we will end up if we both stay together. I have other friends who share similar stories with their engaged partners or spouses.

Anyone who assumes all women never tell a guy how she feels have been dating/attracting immature women. I don’t care how long you have been dating because you’ve been dating women at the emotional maturity level of a giggling teenager.

And I’m sorry for whoever you guys are because you are missing out on a mature romantic relationship. #^_^#
For the record, Rachel is not a woman. She hasn’t gotten to a stable point like this yet which is why she can’t just tell Paulo. That’d be the mature thing to do, talk about it with him. And that’s okay. ;) She’s still learning. She’s only 16.

Lickit&stickit November 29, 2013, 11:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #268855

Lickit&Stickit,

Well maybe you’re right, maybe your wrong. I don’t know, all I know is the last relationship I was in was with a 25 year old woman who any time we had issues I tried to get her to talk about it and she’d clam up. I gave her space and she’d get ******. I waited till she had calmed down and explained that i’m not a mind reader (my exact words) and if she has an issue with me she needs to tell me. She flipped and got ****** again basically saying she shouldn’t have to tell me. Ohhhh and let’s not forget when I mentioned the possibility of going to marriage counseling she would disregard it and accuse me of trying to control her. oh and that’s similar to what she would accuse me of if I showed concern and protectiveness of her when she’d suddenly drop contact and not say a word to me for a week while we were dating long distance (I was in San Diego and she was in Glendale). Basically my life with her was “she’s right, i’m wrong, deal with it”. I am so glad to be done with that relationship.

But that’s my latest my earlier ones were a touch lesser but on the same trajectory. Hell my buddy is having problems with his girlfriend because she gets ****** and says he’s can’t control her when she wants to overindulge in the drink (she’s 45 by the way). This is honestly why I’ve developed the whole opinion of chivalry dying because if a guy tries to protect his significant other he’s “controlling her life” or “he’s sexist”. So sorry if you don’t believe this but even full grown women pull that crap.

buchanen_neket November 30, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #268856

Judging by previous pages the “cloud-like” chat bubble is used for Daisy, I assume it’s Daisy… ;P

I hope I’m wrong and it’s Lucy surprising everyone!! :D

Although if it IS Daisy, something probably happened to Abbey…

Blastion November 30, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #268857

@buchanen_neket

It sounds like you are acting like a grown man, but the woman you were with does act like a child and didn’t talk about it.

I wouldn’t say that all women act this way though. And I know plenty that don’t. I am sorry that you’ve been having troubles finding a lady that matches up. (Though speaking from personal experience, long distance makes or breaks the relationship. For me and my significant, it just makes us cherish our time better)

I actually think chivalry has died because women are not longer putting up all the stops at the men earning affection. Sort of like Rachel here. Paulo isn’t valuing her much because he already knows what it is like to be with her. It took out any mystery in the romance before he had enough time to really start to care and cherish her personality. (Because she’s a doll let’s be honest)

It’s a little traditional, but I think the way we rush into things before actually taking the time to look at the person’s heart and mind is why the relationship ends up shallow and stunted with the guy or girl feeling no obligation to treat each other right. They already got something they wanted and they don’t have to stay and admire the person.

Lickit&stickit November 30, 2013, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #268858

By Mike’s expression it’s an unexpected voice, is it perhaps a brain washed Lucy? May Talos save us all…

Anon-Anon November 30, 2013, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #268859

That’s interesting because (and this is why I don’t see LDR as an issue for Mike and Sandy) while me and my Ex were in a LDR things were a lot better (save for her occasional drops from contact and the issues that arose from, as she put it, me overreacting due to her dropping contact). It was really when we got together and she moved in with me in Washington when i was transferred that everything started spiraling downhill. But before that we would talk every night, I’d try to plan every non-duty weekend to go see her. But like i said, once we went into a close proximity living of one another we started degrading. Weird huh?

@Anon-anon,

Hmmmm, maybe. But the shock could be from the sudden loud yell in close range. Remember (and this is something that hasn’t been brought up in a while) Mike has really sensitive ears, so someone yelling near him probably shocked him.

buchanen_neket November 30, 2013, 12:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #268860

I’m gonna laugh if this chapter ends with Mike and/or Paulo seeing Lucy in the distance, at a bus stop or something along those lines.

PurpleSkyline November 30, 2013, 1:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #268861

When the alcohol goes in, the truth goes out. It only proves that Mike genuinely cares for Lucy, could be non-romantic or romantic, and Paulo genuinely believes he and Mike are good friends, despite their constant bickering and arguments. As for Blur, I have the strange feeling he’s going to connect Lucy and Mike somehow. For all we know, the little blue bird might even visit Lucy every so often without Mike’s knowledge or permission, and **** hits the fan when Mike finds out. I still think we’re going to see Lucy, maybe even a few snippets of her life without the gang? Asdfghjkl. Everything that’s happening to this comic is amazing and brings out so much emotion from the readers. Truly beautiful. And Sandy? Don’t get me wrong, I love Sandy. Maybe someday Sandy and Lucy can be good friends. I mean, Lucy accepts Sandy, and Sandy accepts Lucy. It’s only inevitable. Besides, I secretly ship them. AHAHAHAHA. Alright, shutting up now. :P

XX_XX November 30, 2013, 1:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #268863

in laymen’s terms, Paulo’s calling dibs ;P

SOGx-ray November 30, 2013, 2:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #268864

Mike actually looks pretty surprised on the last panel. Due to his drunken state then nothing should surprise him unless loud noise or something special (or maybe something really interesting). Somebody said it could be Lucy. I doubt it. But if it is. Then I understand Mikes face to be rather stressed and he will know that he has some explaining to do.

But like I said. I doubt it is Lucy :(


Edit: You know what guys. After everything that has been going on, I think we should get some Mcaine. He would brighten our mood. A long time since I saw him.

Jonas97face November 30, 2013, 3:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #268865

Drunken Mikes face has to be like… the smooshiest thing in the world.. non aggressively, but… I wanna bop it too. ;-; LOOK!! Its like… if a cat and stress ball somehow merged together…

SERIOUSLY!!! Not a Mike fan… but definitely think that that is way more cute than when Daisy puffs her cheeks out.. her puffer fish look is more annoying to me than anything. x_X

WeissFox November 30, 2013, 5:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #268866

what is this is our little mikey is liking lucy again

MimiChan November 30, 2013, 5:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #268867

Is that who i believe it is? or just Jessica? May be Daisy (or as i like to call her, “Miss Stressful”). But HOLY TOOT THAT MAY BE THE ONE!!!

Xanopt1con November 30, 2013, 8:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #268868

Queen of cliffhangers.

Udyr November 30, 2013, 8:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #268869

@buchanen_neket
Well like I said there is very little time left in this comic for the creator to make a change while I pray that she can some how make Mike and Lucy work the odds are pretty much decided not saying all is lost but the odds are very slim. And plus look how Daisy acted towards Mike in the last few panels. It is obvious something is up right now and that Abbey is feeling very bad right now so that might lead to a break up or fight in the next few panels or chapter.
So to conclude yes I think you are right when you say that at one point Mike and Lucy may have worked but they might now if all the **** gets cleared up. Honestly their personality’s have not changed that can never truly happen in a person so they are still Ying and Yang just with a very large stress issue in it.
Perhaps you are right and if next year it turns out you are congrats but I sincerely hope it does not end that way.

frexen November 30, 2013, 10:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #268871

@buchanen_neket
Although has anyone noticed the way mike reacted physically when Paulo said that it was his turn to go for Lucy. That face looks to me like mike is not going to give Lucy up to Paulo so easily. Tell me what you think

frexen November 30, 2013, 10:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #268872

I love this comic, the art really inspires me in my drawing! :)

Shannon November 30, 2013, 11:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #268873

@buchanen_neket
It seems like you attract the wrong type of girls or are going after the wrong type of girls if all you’ve had is immature ladies who dont have their emotions in order.

Anyway, back to Paulo/Lucy. I doubt he burned that bridge. He made some stupid mistakes, peer pressured into some of those mistakes, but he does have some points going for him. When he and Tess were sorta an item he was pretty dedicated to her, he tried for the longest time to be with her, and it was only after she told him that it couldn’t be that his dreams were shattered and he started to pull back in a non aggressive manner. With Jazzy he was very committed as well and even gave it a second shot when she freed up some time with him. Paulo NEVER pressured her into sex, so clearly sex isnt his main goal when in a relationship. He only broke it off when he realized that he didnt have strong feelings for her like he did for Lucy and felt it was only fair to break up. Once hes in a relationship and committed he is pretty committed.
To me it seems that Paulo deals with depression issues and thus has a wall he puts up, its also not terribly uncommon for people with depression to use sex as a way to deal with problems or rather escape from them. He has yet figured out a good way to deal with his emotions and sex is an easy way out to forget about some issues at hand. Racheal is the one that got him in bed in the first place and as far as we know it seems like just Friends with Benefits until Racheal speaks up that she wants more(if she wants more). I like Paulo, ya he has some issues but so does everyone else, he seems to like Lucy for her everything, her spitfire attitude and her soft side, with out wanting her to really change anything which is kinda how love should be imo. The overall hitting could go away but he doesnt want her to be soft and pleasant all the time which seems like what Mike wanted.

Umber November 30, 2013, 12:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #268874

” Rachel ! The police are coming !” D:

eyexofxtiger November 30, 2013, 12:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #268879

@Someone Just Awesome

Oh man. Dthissisgonnabegoodthissisgonnabegoodthissisgonnab egoodthissisgonnabe soooooooooooo baaaaaad for them. :unsure: But sooooo sublime for us readers! I can’t stop laughing…

Ammonite November 30, 2013, 1:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #268880

What if Rachel is just crying or something since Paulo makes it clear he wants Lucy even though the idea is given that he’s possibly dating Rachel right now. I am sure most people would not know how to react to someone they like declaring someone else.

Renshear Blade November 30, 2013, 1:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #268882

Paulo: “I get to be her boyfriend” … You do realize your at your girlfriends birthday right?

Misanthrope November 30, 2013, 3:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #268884

@Misanthrope it’s not official that Rachel is Paulo’s girlfriend, nor that they’re dating, nor that anything of the sort is cannon or anything like that.

Kat Smith November 30, 2013, 3:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #268886

Frexen,

You’re talking about mike’s facial expression n panel 8, right? I honestly don’t know what the hell that expression, it’s not really angry (what you would see if Paulo’s statement made mike think what you claimed), it’s not really neutral either. Actually you know what it is, it looks more concerned. But I don’t think he’s concerned Paulo will get Lucy, I don’t know maybe he’s just thinking that what Paulo said isn’t such a good thing for Paulo or Lucy. I mean you could see it either way, Lucy’s multiple issues end up taking their toll on Paulo and he ends up in a bad way with Lucy or the opposite Paulo ends up being such a bad influence on Lucy that she ends up in worse shape mentally than she was.

Honestly that’s another pairing I don’t see happening at least not right now. Paulo may say that he loves her, but the reason I say he’s confusing lust with love is that I believe the moment he gets the full gambit of Lucy’s trauma, Paulo’s going to head for the hills. I don’t think he realizes how messed up Lucy is and how much work it is to deal with her. That’s why I hope Mike ends up going, even mentally, “good luck with that”. Why? because I think once Paulo sees what a full time job it is to take care of Lucy, he’s not gonna be such a happy camper.

Vice versa Paulo himself is so messed up when it comes to relationships and stuff like that I don’t think he could successfully pull one off even if he did get with lucy. Guaranteed he gets with Lucy and his mind starts to wander to what he had in the past. Paulo’s really got the “grass is greener” mentality. The reason he’s never been successful with girls thus far is because mostly he’s stacking them against is hormone driven image of his idealized perception of Lucy. Once he gets Lucy and reality sets in for him (the vision gets shattered) he’ll start thinking to Tess, Jazmine, and Rachel and suddenly they become what he wants. Thus he ultimately makes Lucy worse than she was before.

@Umber,

Can’t be the latter because the only criteria I really have is that they’re Asian. That’s about it, so I kind of doubt it’s me going after the wrong girl, lol.

buchanen_neket November 30, 2013, 3:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #268887

I wonder if Paulos considered how Lucy feels about people not coming between them. I don’t think he’s ever asked Mad Lucy

Elise November 30, 2013, 4:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #268888

lucy is too good for you, paulo! messing around with girls you don’t even love, just cause there hot or just to prove a point. lucy needs…… ;), yes people lucy needs someone like auggie.

kiki November 30, 2013, 5:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #268891

@buchanen_neket

Curious, why is that your only criteria? In that case, maybe it’s a cultural thing. My Asian friends are usually a little childish and love cute things.

Lickit&stickit November 30, 2013, 6:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #268894

I love those drunk eyes… Darting all over the place at loud sounds.

They’re gonna feel that hangover in the morning. Right when the alarm clock goes off.

*BBBBBBBBBBRRRRRRRRRRIIIIIIIIIINNNNGGG*

Meridian November 30, 2013, 7:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #268895

You know, I’m probably wrong in this, but i just thought this up, I think Lucy had more friends than Mike to begin with….

David follows paulo who likes lucy so those three are linked in as friends

then daisy likes mike so those are linked in as friends

then after confrontation daisy felt apologetic and went to be friends with lucy

So in the original group they were all friends with Lucy and Daisy was Mike’s only friend aside from Lucy, and I dont really count Daisy because she is just a fangirl

So in the end I find that lucy had three friends and Mike only 2, Lucy and Sandy

After the group grew it was more of a mish mash f every one is a friend of eachother. but lets face it mike at this point is pushing everyone away and they are still putting up with his crap

RenaissanceVulpine November 30, 2013, 9:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #268897

@RenaissanceVulpine, finnaly someone who understands, ya lucy had alot of friends, alot of followers, even got a undeveloped random lesbian romance with jessica. People gravitated to lucy, and lucy only wanted to be around mike. Also believed that he was her everything. Thats y it ****** me off that she doesn’t recognise all that she has. Sue even said u know what mikes not your only friend. Emphasizing that lucy at the end of the day had sue too, if she didn’t believe she had anyone else

JustSomeCritic November 30, 2013, 9:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #268898

@JustSomeCritic and @RenaissanceVulpine, i agree 100%. Lucy’s focus was always on mike that it blinded her from the other friends that truly cared for her. friends like Sue, Paulo, David and i know abbey cares for her too, like when he found out that mike didn’t love Lucy back in volume 1, he try to ask him what was the deal or how he try to help Lucy with her work cause he could see she was stressing………… anyway i’m babbling. david+sue forever

kiki December 1, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #268899

Mikie, that face worries me. It better not be an objection face. You made your choice, and carved it in stone. You have to stick by Sandy. Paulo needs a talk though about how he hurt her too. He needs to understand that he hurt Lucy. When she gets back, they both need to apologise. I hope Mike gives Paulo the same talk Paulo gave him. Paulo needs a reality check, and to know that he can hurt others.

Lordofrye December 1, 2013, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #268900

@kiki
David was not her friend. David is nobody’s friend. He is evil.

David x Sue is terrible. One of the few levelheaded characters with a lazy bum? David does not deserve love. Plus he is too busy being a nasty stalker.

Lordofrye December 1, 2013, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #268901

@Lordofrye lol, sounds like you hate David……..idk, i just like the idea of someone like Sue, who take charge, stays out of drama and is serious about things being with someone who is carefree, energetic and knows how to have fun, like David. but i see where your coming from

kiki December 1, 2013, 12:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #268902

@kiki having all that said it makes me realy realy excited for her return. I want her to come back like a badass and embrase everyone. Also theres alot going on in mikes brain right now. I just know she’s going to be the bigger person when she gets back after clearing her head, she will see mike and just be like “o hey mike” and go off doing her own thing. It will drive mike so crazy he will bounce back in fourth with how he’s in a relationship with a girl he never see’s, and a girl he once loved is back and a different person for the better. Its genius that she was written out of the show/comic. Heck look how riled up the readers and her friends are over it. We grew to love her. Come back lucy :)

JustSomeCritic December 1, 2013, 1:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #268903

@JustSomeCritic, mm-hmm, taeshi knows what she’s doing, writing Lucy out the comic was for the best! “so the needy Lucy” will be no more and the more “independent Lucy” will be the new. i just know once she returns, she’ll have a more admirable personality and maybe her and sue will be closer again, like they use to…..heck she and daisy might be best friends when she returns.

kiki December 1, 2013, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #268904

Why do so many people think it’s her parents in the last panel? Guys, it’s clearly Daisy’s bubbly speech cloud. Y’know, the one Taeshi uses like EVERY time Daisy’s spoken in this chapter?

MissShellGiraffe December 1, 2013, 1:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #268908

You guys keep telling yourselves you love Lucy, when in reality you both love each other, just kiss already. Carter loves Lucy obviously! Why do you think she moved to another school? ;)

Juicebox December 1, 2013, 2:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #268909

@RenaissanceVulpine,

thank you, that’s why I continuously have been putting my head through a desk when everyone talks about “poor lonely little Lucy”. She wasn’t lonely, just an idiot.

@Lickit&Stickit,

I don’t knoooow. Everybody has their own thing and mine is Asian, maybe it’s because of their culture. I have a massive amount of respect for Japanese and Philippines culture. But beyond that, i’m just attracted to Asians.

buchanen_neket December 1, 2013, 2:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #268910

@buchanen_neket

I think I know why you always and up with a crazy.

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2511049/ Online-dating-app-reveals-race-matters- romance.html

Supply and demand brother, supply and demand.

creepywhiteguys.tumblr.com

Thrax December 1, 2013, 4:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #268911

Someone get Bruno Mars for these two; “too young too dumb to realize/ I shoulda bought you flowers, and held your hand/Shoulda given you all my hours when I had the chance… when I was your man.”

jhornb02 December 1, 2013, 6:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #268912

@ buchanen_neket so mike must be just as stupid for thinking he had more friends then Lucy. And Lucy was alone for a year in kindergarten. Poor lonely little Lucy.

Blue fox December 1, 2013, 7:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #268913

UM…WHAT HAPPEN TO SATERDAYS COMIC. is there something wrong?

robyn December 1, 2013, 8:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #268914

@robyn There isn’t one, updates are only M-F

jhornb02 December 1, 2013, 9:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #268915

EVERY ONES DRUNK!!!!

Some guy December 1, 2013, 10:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #268916

@Thrax

HAHAHAHA That’s awesome. I did online dating myself though, and I’m part Latina so I got like a zillion African american dudes more than anyone else.

They really like dark hair and light skin…

Anyway I can’t wait for the update. I hope online dating stays out of the story-line of the comic because if you aren’t old enough for it, you might get kidnapped. There are some very nice, and very sketchy people out there.

Lickit&stickit December 1, 2013, 10:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #268917

Wow these kids are a bit too mature for their age considering Paulo just hit Mike, who is wasted and a fight doesn’t happen? I know they have history, it just seems a bit out of place. Guess they are both depress drunks.

Rowboat Girlyman December 1, 2013, 10:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #268918

I read this from the start… got no idea why everybody hates Mike and Sandy so much. They are the perfect couple like forever and Lucy is just a psycho…. in love.
I’ve been running after a girl for two years once, i was completely into her. But that wasn’t romantic working for a happy end with my true love… that was just stupid and awkward for everybody.
I just don’t get why Lucy might deserve Sandy and Mike to brake up for her…

CyBear December 1, 2013, 12:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #268919

Rachel’s whole party smells like teen spirit.
Watch “Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit” on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=hTWKbfoikeg&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Blue fox December 1, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #268920

@ buchanen_neket

And in extension to my previous post:
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You might as well forget about scoring a sane Asian woman, they’re either creeped out by you, already in a relationship or just not looking for your type.

Thrax December 1, 2013, 1:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #268921

Roar. Damn.

There will be another cliffhanger on Friday and that only for one page. The final page of this chapter

Jonas97face December 1, 2013, 3:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #268922

@Thrax,
Weeell, I think it depends on the people and communities you hang around with. I mean I’ve done my share of the online dating thing (although I wonder about that chart because I don’t fall in any of those groups). But for me I got together with Asians because since I left home to join the service I’ve pretty much hung out with Asian communities. As for the second part of the comic you posted, I never assume I know enough to talk about another’s culture. However I have met a few dudes who assume they know everything about another’s culture.

Anyhow that’s enough of this subject, we’ve already been off topic long enough.

@Blue fox,
“so mike must be just as stupid for thinking he had more friends then Lucy”

Care to rethink your wording on that one after you stop raging. Further care to chill out and reread what I said. I called Lucy an idiot because she didn’t realize how many friends she had in the CURRENT story arcs (not the dang flashbacks).

buchanen_neket December 1, 2013, 5:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #268923

@ CyBear
Most of the dispute is over mike actually. Sandy is almost universally loved (I think). I doubt many people are still Mike x Lucy anymore, it’s kind of a sunken ship (there has been a revival due to this page). Mostly, it’s people arguing over the relative guilt of Mike and Lucy (with a side of Paulo) in the events of December. You can find any sort of side that you want here.

@ kiki
I don’t hate David. I despise him.

Lordofrye December 1, 2013, 5:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #268925

:/ Come on Paulo. Just go for Rachel. She’s there, she cares, and you’d two be great together. Whatever bro.

VolnuttN7 December 1, 2013, 9:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #268926

Rachel’s name being called out right at the end was more than someone calling her name for some odd reason, but also a verbal reminder to Paolo (and us) that, drunk as he is, that he’s already involved with another girl. Paolo is very impulsive, and that impulsiveness extends to his romantic life, but if Lucy comes back and he attempts to get with her, neither she nor Rachel is going to let his involvement with Rachel go unnoticed or unanswered for.

Adam December 1, 2013, 10:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #268927

And then there’s Mike. Mike is hurting for what he did and said to Lucy. But him saying “She could still come back” is more than just hopefulness as a friend. He still loves her. He just doesn’t want to admit it.

Adam December 1, 2013, 10:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #268929

@Lordofrye

Oh I find Sandy adorable by default because I know next to nothing about her. I’ll change my mind soon enough if she turns out to be a stereotypical model.

Way too focused on the outside, and not enough focus on the inside (or her studies for that matter)

Lickit&stickit December 1, 2013, 10:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #268930

@ Likit&stikit
I also bear no animosity towards Sandy. So far, she seems like an open-minded young girl who just wants the best for everyone. She also seems severely overworked. She is not in the naughty box at all. From what we have seen of her actions, she is kind, considerate, and focused.

Lordofrye December 1, 2013, 10:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #268931

Okay, this has been bugging me, @Lordofrye, what the pok is the naughty box? I’ve seen you mention it in just about every comment section and have been wondering what it is and what are your requirements to end up in it.

buchanen_neket December 1, 2013, 10:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #268932

Lets get some more Augustus in here! I think he might have some unique perspective for these upper middle class kids.

It might be interesting if he was visiting his mother or father in the hospital for alcohol poisoning (again), and he goes into the next room, and THERES LUCY! (granted this would be a retrospective.)

And on that note, here’s a thought:
…LucyxAugustus?

cmon, what EMO wouldn’t want to date a GOTH?

Meridian December 1, 2013, 11:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #268933

@buchanen_neket
Cry me a River you pathetic Mike supporter.

Yeah Lucy had alot of friends, but as time went on so did Mike, and he assumed the exact same ********, that he had no friends, hell he shouldnt even have the friends he has, all he does is push em away, never treat them like friends, and antagonize them form “Not understanding” which in turn ends up leaving them nearly as broken as he left Lucy. The only time he refers to them as “friends” is when he decided to antagonize Lucy. He used them as meat shields, and here you are defending the *****.

Yeah maybe Lucy was too blinded by her emotions to realize she had friends but so was Mike. the two are exactly the same, needy, clingy, dumb-asses.

With that said, Mike does it worst then Lucy has, Lucy may have ignored her friends due to her clinging to Mike, but at least she didn’t emotionally terrorize them all.

RenaissanceVulpine December 2, 2013, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #268934

@ buchanen_neket
The “naughty box” refers to a comment I made several pages back. It’s where the characters that have unfinished problems reside. It’s just a simple way of saying who is still guilty. Amaya, Sandy, Tess and the pets are outside. Mike and Lucy are on the lip - they could go either way. Then in order of least to most guilt are : Sue & Rachel and Jess (all barely in the box), then Abbey, then Paulo, then Daisy, then David at the bottom. It’s really about who has yet to redeem themselves. The higher they are, the closer they are.

Lordofrye December 2, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #268936

Okay, I want EVERYONE to look at this (RenaissanceVulpine’s reply back to me). For those that can’t figure out why I have to be a dick sometimes. Here’s exactly the reason why.

@RenaissanceVulpine,

What the ****? What did I do to warrant that response?

As for Mike, really, he doesn’t deserve them? Did you miss just a few chapters ago where Mike was there for Paulo even though he’s dealing with his own ****. Have you missed the majority of this comic where Mike has had to be there in some shape form or fashion for someone in the group.

But i’m not going to continue this because it would be pointless. I could pick holes all through your unwarranted “counter-argument”. I could easily point to how she’s led Paulo on like a sumbitch. I could point to her treatment of Daisy (treating her like a nuisance at times).

But again this would be pointless as your entire argument stems from one point, the fact that I defend Mike and you apparently believe him to be the scum of the earth. To the point you attack someone who isn’t even arguing with you, just because their opinion differs from you.

buchanen_neket December 2, 2013, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #268937

@buchanen_neket
I’m just an *** cause your an ***, that’s how it works right? Or does that only work when you are doing it?

Lucy has always treated Daisy like waste cause that’s what Daisy is, waste.

Though I just naturally hate Daisy, haven’t figured it out yet.

And mike does indeed not deserve his friends. Broke Chirpy, Broke Abby. Broke Daisy. Broke Yashy (though i hate yashy so i see this as a good thing). Broke Blur. Srsly is there anyone Mike hasn’t broken yet? maybe David, but David was broken since day one.

RenaissanceVulpine December 2, 2013, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #268938

@ RenaissanceVulpine
When did Mike supporter become an insult? That’s just condescending and unnecessarily rude.
I support Lucy, but after analyzing the facts, Mike is right. The people he gathered around him were not really friends. In any situation, they would never be on his side. When he and Lucy argued, some would support Lucy and others would just avoid. They never seem to care about his feelings either. The only one who saw him as a person was Lucy, and she was on emotionaly unsteady ground herself. They emotionally terrorized him.

Take Confrontation. Lucy is arguing at Mike. Nobody corrects her. Mike is shut up by Paulo, Sue just ignores it and tries to be practical. At the fight scene, Paulo attacks first, then gets taken out. Sue gets taken out trying to be reasonable. Mike steps up to defend his friends. He gets hurt. Daisy does absolutely nothing. Lucy taps in, gets something done. She ends up defending Mike. Daisy does nothing. Mike fights, Lucy finishes. Final line “You hurt Mike. That’s worst of all.”(from Lucy).

So, in the end, we have Mike protecting the others, and Lucy helping when it is important. I see a pattern there that is endlessly repeated.

You are welcome buchey.

Lordofrye December 2, 2013, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #268939

@Lordofrye
I’m just being unnecessarily an *******, you know, like him.

Well yeah it’s true that no one ever stepped up to defend Mike, but at the same time when they tried Mike would always shoot them down with “You guys just don’t know Lucy well enough”, so they just gave up on trying to defend him cause he would then change from arguing with her to defending her, almost immediately.

Correct me if I’m wrong though but i believe it was Paulo who tried first to be on defense during confrontation but got shot down with his phobia of barking.

RenaissanceVulpine December 2, 2013, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #268940

Ohhhhh, how little you know. I have not even begun to show my dickitude. Hell I’ve been fairly nice this weekend (well in comparison to how I usually am on here).

But you wanna play, let’s ****ing play.

point for point:

Daisy is actually one of the better characters in the story, she has issues but she’s put them aside for the betterment of another that she deeply loves. Don’t you think she wants to cry to Abbey about all the crap going on inside? But no, she doesn’t outside a few rare breakdowns. Her study party was a front for her friends to come and try to cheer up. So you want to say Daisy’s a waste, **** you, Daisy’s awesome (points to whoever gets what i’m paraphrasing from).

Next, let’s go to each issue on Mike, actually on second thought it’s that word you kept using. “broke” really? He “broke” Abbey? where? the most I’ve seen those two interact is when they had that fist fight then all he did was verbally bitch slap some sense into his head. I could go on with this, but really, Broke? He didn’t break anyone, well outside of lucy but that’s debatable because you could say the entire group played a part in breaking her. But for the sake of argument, what happened to Lucy is an example of breaking.

Mayhaps you should restate that with a touch less over dramatization there, vulpine.

buchanen_neket December 2, 2013, 12:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #268941

@buchanen_neket
Oh really, are we still forgetting what he did to Chirpy?
And yeah he left, Abby there crying next to his sister, feeling like he isnt even close to a thing that has a right to exist, yeah he ****ing broke Abby.

I find Daisy to be waste, cause everyone just protects her. Yeah she has her damn issues, but i just don’t care for her enough to give a single damn. I always just see her as being in the way, and everything that she is in the way of is whats breaking her, and the only reason she keeps being in the way of those things are cause she continuously stalks Mike.

RenaissanceVulpine December 2, 2013, 12:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #268942

@RenaissanceVulpine
Being mean just gives him an excuse to be mean. You are no better. The key word is “unnecessary”. This applies to you too Buchey. One of you should be the bigger person and tone it down. You are not achieving anything and will not if you do this.

Criticizing Lucy’s actions and criticising Lucy are two very different things. When Daisy went after Lucy, she said something along the lines of “Lucy is terrible” Mike said that she was misunderstood. Lucy is a good person, she just makes bad decisions. Plus Daisy has an ulterior motive. I don’t remember anyone else criticising her. If people were to tell Lucy when she was doing wrong, both her and Mike would benefit. Instead, they are just siding with Lucy or being indifferent.

Lordofrye December 2, 2013, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #268943

@Lordofrye
Eh I like unnecessary drama in my life, why else would i read this comic and bother to comment? lol JK

But honestly I sometimes just need to comment out something dickish, besides I don’t like how people use my arguements to only better their personal vendetta, Specially against a character that I personally support.

But yeah the whole “Poor lonely Lucy” thing is what i was replying to. Technically speaking that same arguement can be used for Mike.

Poor little Lucy was all alone because all she had eyes for, was Mike, her emotions blinded her from the truth leaving her alone.

This is true

Poor little Mike was all alone, for all he had eyes for were his dear precious Sandy, blinding him from the truth, leaving him, all alone.

This is also true, the two of them were always alone because neither of them wanted to, or even tried to, see outside of this scope.

RenaissanceVulpine December 2, 2013, 1:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #268944

RenaissanceVulpine,

I didn’t forget, I just didn’t bring it up because I wanted to focus on your misconception of the word. I really think you need to chill out on the drama. Here’s a perfect example of you over dramatizing.

“feeling like he isnt even close to a thing that has a right to exist”

HE WAS JUST CRYING. He didn’t say that or even act like that. After a person breaks there’s usually a significant change in the person’s behavior. As far as I’ve seen there isn’t a change before and after for Abbey. He wasn’t broken, just feeling sorry for himself or something like that.

So before I even touch on the chirpy issue (i’m assuming you’re referring to when mike was JUST ABSENT MINDEDLY COMPLAINING to Chirpy and accidentally said something hurtful) I think you really need to think on your definition of what and what isn’t a person being broke. Trust me I know a thing about over dramatizing. That’s why I’ve been stepping back from using abuse in reference to Lucy because I do see that it may not be the best word for it and a tad overdramatic.

Finally, I haven’t even come close to being an ******* to you. So you need to get off that trip right now.

” besides I don’t like how people use my arguements to only better their personal vendetta, Specially against a character that I personally support.”

It sounded like a neutral statement to me, you didn’t specify or even hint that you were a Lucy supporter. That’s why I replied to it because it sounded like you were pointing towards something that’s legitimately bugged the hell out of me. I personally don’t see Lucy as being alone, just an idiot for not noticing those around her. As for Mike, ehhhh, that’s debatable, this chapter is the first time we’ve seen him show any signs that this is what he thought. So maybe he’s not as absent minded or maybe he is. Or hell maybe he made a sweeping attack but only was targeting specific individuals (like Paulo).

buchanen_neket December 2, 2013, 1:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #268945

I have a feeling that if Lucy comes back she is going to get close to Mike again and they will fall for eachother again. Mike would fight it of course but only time will tell how this turns out.

stealthy toast December 2, 2013, 1:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #268946

@buchanen_neket

Aww so just cause you arent being an *** right now i should back the **** off?

Well hello, isn’t that also the argument you use as of to why Lucy, deserved everything, that she was changing didn’t get her of the hook. HELLO AND WELCOME TO HYPOCRISY, and mind you I’m only being an ******* to you cause your an ******* to the many :D

If I saw Zero around using my arguments to ensure his became better I’d be doing it to him too. :D

Now Abby broke down there because mike absentmindedly worded off to him. Braking down in tears cause he knows what it feels like to be helpless to help someone that is right ****ing there. Yeah maybe he didn’t break to the extent that you are thinking I’m taking the word to, but he did break, just not into so many pieces.

We went over this, Lucy is an idiot for not noticing those around her, but Mike did the same thing.

I mean I don’t really count Daisy that much cause she was doing it as a means to an end, but it still stands that she tried to help him and he just shoved her aside.

RenaissanceVulpine December 2, 2013, 1:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #268947

“Aww so just cause you arent being an *** right now i should back the **** off?”

Nooooo, i’m saying what I’ve been saying this whole time. I’m not going to debate with you till you’re in a more rational state of mind. If you want to argue about this, cool out and come back in a rational state of mind and i’ll gladly debate you. However with your first words to me being to call me “a pathetic Mike supporter” and the fact that you are using an extreme word that really is irrelevant to the situation (hurt would be a better word to use) says volumes about your current state of mind.

buchanen_neket December 2, 2013, 1:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #268948

come on………………share your emotional distress and kiss already :love:

WNO December 2, 2013, 1:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #268949

@buchanen_neket
Pfff no I do that all the time on the internet for the lols, you should see some of my yt comments xD
Though I havent been doing much trolling there recently, hmm need to get back on the ball on that one

However, “Rational state of mind” might be impossible to achieve, that would mean i have an unbiased opinion, which i clearly dont :D

So right now I’m about as rational as you will get

RenaissanceVulpine December 2, 2013, 1:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #268951

Am I the only one who thinks that:
1. Lucy is only temporarily out of the story.
2. Paulo might not have much of a chance with Lucy, as much as I wish he did….but Augustus does.
3. That last speech bubble looks like Daisy’s when she is talking all girly and cute. And this is a BIRTHDAY party. Couldn’t someone just be saying “RACHEL GIT YER *** OVAH HERE ITS CAKE TIME BITCHH!~”

:3

Silveryogurt December 2, 2013, 1:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #268952

@RenaissanceVulpine,

it actually is possible to be rational and biased. There are several commenters here who are hardcore lucy supporters but at the same time present rational debates. Rational doesn’t mean whether or no you’re biased or unbiased, it just means you approach the issue with a calm and sound state of thinking.

@Silveryogurt,

Uhhhhh, yeaaaah. Taeshi has pretty much pointed out already that Lucy will return to the comic eventually. As for 2 I think he stands a sizeable chance, I just think it’s going to be one of those cases of getting something you’ve always wanted but afterwards realize it’s not as great as you thought it was. Case in point, the what if chapter about Lucy getting pregnant. I get that it’s summarized but something felt really off about Lucy’s character and I realized what it was. Lucy in the chapter was Paulo’s idealized version, she seemed lacking a lot of the trauma issues she usually displays.

buchanen_neket December 2, 2013, 1:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #268953

@buchanen_neket
Meh, I’m just hamming it up =P and making fun of myself, if you need lessons i can hand them over *searches for the files* eh never mind, i lost em. End point is that ‘m not on an irrational mindset right now, just ****ing with ya. It’s just funner this way.

RenaissanceVulpine December 2, 2013, 2:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #268954

I have a feeling when Lucy comes back, she’s gonna look like she did in one of Taeshi’s side drawing with the hair (Paulo and Lucy at the prom).

EDIT: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/candybooru/ post/view/2102

Hunnikitty December 2, 2013, 2:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #268955

@buchanen_neket

Well idk it seems like some people think that Lucy is gone forever lol but she really couldn’t be for the story to close nicely!~

And yeah, no Lucy was definitely not “Lucy” in that arc. I noticed it too, and I think Paulo is still having a hard time figuring his **** out… But I think Lucy would come back and either already be dating FFC, ooor she might give Paulo a test run… But he has hurt her. She probably wouldn’t rush into anything, as she will hopefully return with more self-respect than that. I love PauloxLucy but right now, it doesn’t seem viable… Either way, I just really don’t want LucyxMike D: Mike and Sandy are good together .-.

Sorry if that response was a bit scatterbrained ahaha

Silveryogurt December 2, 2013, 2:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #268956

I find it funny in a way how Mike would dream about Sandy and would hallucinate or try to imagine Lucy as Sandy.

Now Mike will be haunted by his memories of Lucy.

Whether he just misses her or merely wants to apologize and see if she is ok, playing a huge part in her going to the hospital and leaving had to have left a mark in his life he can’t simply forget.

Entity December 2, 2013, 7:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #268957

@RenaissanceVulpine

Noticed one of your comments about Mike breaking Abbey.
He didn’t break Abbey. Abbey may have felt a little bad but he didn’t break him. Abbey was pretty much attacking him with words, making accusations. Mike only replied to that and Abbey even tried to hit him. Thankfully Mike always knows when he’s going to be hit in the face (except when he’s drunk). If Mike was going to break Abbey he would have been attacking Abbey back with words. But no. He was only replying to Abbey’s accusations and telling him to back off.

Also. Try to keep it cool. I agree with @Buch that you need to be rational when debating over something. Not saying that he’s always rational but you have been a little hostile. Like when you called Buchanen pathetic just because he’s a Mike supporter. Calm the **** down.

Just want to end this comment on saying Go MikexLucy ;)

Jonas97face December 2, 2013, 8:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #268958

@ buchanen_neket you thinks I rageing? Hahahahahahahaha. Your so far up mikes *** even Daisy would think you need to chill the **** out.

Blue fox December 2, 2013, 10:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #268959

And then it turns out that Rachel’s parents got home early. :P

Oceanus92 December 2, 2013, 10:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #269057

@Jonas97face
What part of hamming it up is so misunderstood? Eh I am in a rational mind, and it doesnt change the fact that mike still accidentialy hit him with one of his greatest fears aswell, and as the saying goes “He broke down in tears” so technically speaking while not fully correct I had an inkling of the truth, Abby felt more then “a little bad about himself.”

RenaissanceVulpine December 2, 2013, 6:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #271134

Well Mike haters. Are you happy now!? HUH!? ARE YOU ****ING HAPPY!? This is what you wanted RIGHT!? Are all your problems solved now!?…*sniff* T-T

Rekon December 23, 2013, 4:55 PM EST.

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