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Stacy looks embarrassed out of her mind.
Johnnaman May 5, 2014, 1:00 PM EST.
Oh no, Mike, no. Don’t go overboard and be addicted like that. You need some sleep. What would Lucy say if you stay up all night and you get sleep deprivation? You’re gonna have some problems in the morning.
Keyblade Dragon May 5, 2014, 1:00 PM EST.
I wonder if Lucy will be in there
Sylvia May 5, 2014, 1:01 PM EST.
Oh this is not going to lead anywhere good. I have visions of MMORPG addiction.
MGlBlaze May 5, 2014, 1:01 PM EST.
MMOs are a hell of a drug.
Triniking May 5, 2014, 1:01 PM EST.
Is Stacy banging her head against her desk?
ohhhh jeez Mike now you’re going into another server. I wonder what awaits you..
Gabba May 5, 2014, 1:01 PM EST.
Why do I get a bad feeling about this?
Also, this page looks fantastic.
TBlackfeet May 5, 2014, 1:01 PM EST.
Oooooookay i’m sure that Lucy will be in this server…
A guy May 5, 2014, 1:02 PM EST.
UP ALL NIGHT TO GET LUCKY
TheLazyCharmander May 5, 2014, 1:02 PM EST.
Huh….here speaks an ignorant about online games, anyone can tell me what means by “joining a server?”
Knux-the-Killer May 5, 2014, 1:02 PM EST.
So Mike is going to aim to go from a lvl 1 character to end game in one night?
Chrisd765 May 5, 2014, 1:02 PM EST.
Careful Mike, next thing you know, it’ll be time to go to school and you’ll be exhausted and unable to do anything! I would know, I’ve been there.
Dracain May 5, 2014, 1:03 PM EST.
I have that feeling that the others left for another server just to get away from Mike, and now that Mike has seen this new server with only three others, i think that Stacy and the gang will be on that server.
Blizzard Blitz May 5, 2014, 1:03 PM EST.
I get the feeling Lucy or her character will show up in this next server.
If she even has this game of course.
Plus, if she does have the game, it might not even be a serious server, so Mike could easily assume things if someone mentioned her name.
Loving this chapter so far though!
I also have the feeling Mike won’t make it to bed for the night.
Otoribashi May 5, 2014, 1:04 PM EST.
Ohh, I hope we’re gonna see Lucy soon. How about in that server?
Ellie May 5, 2014, 1:04 PM EST.
Mikes addicted to it now. He’s caught in the vortex of a role playing game.
HelTH May 5, 2014, 1:04 PM EST.
This is an interesting MMO, one where characters can yawn in-game and where servers can only handle 16 people. Less powerful than RuneScape Classic, it’s: Mike’s Quest! Embarrass your friends! Switch your gender! Off-screen questing! You’ll never want to stop! You will never stop. Do not resist.
Shiloh May 5, 2014, 1:04 PM EST.
I have a weird feeling Lucy will be some user high-level bad ***
Verndari May 5, 2014, 1:05 PM EST.
Stacy is so embarrased of the boy she was so nervous to meet on the bus. It’s too perfect
seoq May 5, 2014, 1:05 PM EST.
Damn Stacy is gamed out
Blaze May 5, 2014, 1:05 PM EST.
Mike is just too cute.
DokiDoki May 5, 2014, 1:10 PM EST.
The quest never ends.
STOTANS May 5, 2014, 1:11 PM EST.
Mike’s addicted to MMOs now.
starfighter105 May 5, 2014, 1:13 PM EST.
@Knux they just mean he’s going onto another server, which is what most people connect to on an online game to play, though I’d like to note that this RPG can’t be called an MMO due to lacking the first M(massive). also i think some chatroom style multiplayer games have servers that small…
nightarix May 5, 2014, 1:14 PM EST.
I think you wanted to say:
“UP ALL NIGHT TO GET LUCY”
Selef May 5, 2014, 1:18 PM EST.
Looks like Mike is beginning to get addicted to the game. Which isn’t good especially if he ends up staying up late on a school night. He’s going to be dead tired in the morning. But I wonder what’s going to happen in the next three pages?
K May 5, 2014, 1:19 PM EST.
@Knux-the-Killer You’re so dumb that you don’t deserve to know.
Sly May 5, 2014, 1:21 PM EST.
To better handle performance, MMO’s are hosted on multiple servers. The more people on a single server, the slower and glitchier the game goes, thus many MMO’s have many servers. Players on one server can’t interact with players on a different server and when a player logs in, they can usually choose which server to log in to.
That was terribly rude.
some guy May 5, 2014, 1:22 PM EST.
This seems very interesting, I didn’t know that Mike would really get into that kind of game, people are going to say he plays the game too much, but little did they know… Mike is going to save the world. (Of warcraft)
Alli May 5, 2014, 1:33 PM EST.
Mike, what are you doing?
Sono May 5, 2014, 1:33 PM EST.
I suspect Mike is about to gain some weight…
ThatOneGuy May 5, 2014, 1:36 PM EST.
@Selef I love you.
TheLazyCharmander May 5, 2014, 1:36 PM EST.
Yup, I can see Lucy being in the next game Mike logs into, just his luck!
I doubt the others are in a new, mike-less game. They’re more experienced and know that sleep is important! lolz!
How will Mike survive? Only 3 pages to go?
5Cats May 5, 2014, 1:37 PM EST.
Haha, Mike is a GAMER!
It’s hilarious, because it’s so unexpected. He’s a gamer that just needed to be awaken.
Damn, I remember in my “guilds” or “clans” as some call them, when my buddies would be tired and log-off and I’d still be playing. I used to be able to play up until 7 am non-stop, but because of developments in my life I’ve cut it down to at least 12 am. It makes me sad, because I FREAKIN’ LOVE VIDEO GAMES, but it has to be done.
Damn though, Mike can make some CUTE AS HELL plant lady/sylvari/people. Yes, I am a GW2 addict and I love Asurans; I guess the plant people are okay.
Blank On Purpose May 5, 2014, 1:38 PM EST.
Mike, don’t. There might be creeps out there who’ll assume you’re a girl and try to cyber.
(Or they might mock you for being a “Gamer Girl” but one of those reasons is probably why Sue chose a male avatar. )
Chan-Chan Lee May 5, 2014, 1:40 PM EST.
Stracy is so ashamed that it exhausted her.
Uh no, game addiction. I don’t think Mike is that responsible, as he proved his maturity in the last chapter. So I guess he’ll finish his night his heard on his copybook ( Or maybe in the coach, but I’m scared that he might miss the bus stop ) The best thing to do is to set the alarm clock at a certain hour ( Well, for me, it does work ), because, as everybody know, these kind of game time consuming. But, yet, he will learn, one day. Life is a “Try and Error”
Miralcl May 5, 2014, 1:41 PM EST.
Mike has always been a gamer though. If you read the early chapters
Sean May 5, 2014, 1:51 PM EST.
Damn, if you would lookup “being totally done” you propably would find a picture of stacy right next to the phrase
He barely did anything in the last chapter :o (besides keeping paulos rose )
Tails May 5, 2014, 2:09 PM EST.
we wont see Lucy for another few chapters..
Eko May 5, 2014, 2:14 PM EST.
No, Mike! Don’t go to Moon Guard!
TheFrenchiestFry May 5, 2014, 2:16 PM EST.
I find it ironic that people’s first thought is the possible akwardity/ problems arising from not getting enough sleep rather than te fact Mikes character is a flower maid and the awkwardity of encountering people who might go to his school or something and think he’s a girl. Somehow that’s probably offensive to somebody here so I preemptively apologize.
Misanthrope May 5, 2014, 2:18 PM EST.
I bet he meets naked players instead who start to hit on his flower mage…. It would be awesome if Lucy was there but as far I know then she never stays up that long, especially for a pc game
EvilKitty3 May 5, 2014, 2:22 PM EST.
This would be acceptable if IT WASN’T ON A SCHOOL NIGHT!
GO TO SLEEP!!
Gate-senpai May 5, 2014, 2:23 PM EST.
Mike has become addicted to MMORPGs!
SplatterCandy May 5, 2014, 2:25 PM EST.
Yes Mike…One of us,one of us,ONE OF US
DrDominiguez May 5, 2014, 2:28 PM EST.
I’m finding it really hard to see characters expressions with the art style. I’m colourblind and the lack of darker lines makes everything look really blurry to me
Other than that I’m excited to see where this leads
George May 5, 2014, 2:30 PM EST.
God I’m seriously loving the lighting here.
Especially in the first panel and there’s the cutlery and the dish and ughskldghklsdhgs
I genuinely believe Taeshi’s style is really coming together lately
Lirrah May 5, 2014, 2:31 PM EST.
And so the addiction begins.
Tuxedo Knux May 5, 2014, 2:35 PM EST.
Othoniel May 5, 2014, 2:42 PM EST.
I’m gonna guess that it’ll probably not be Licy, but instead PAULO that he’ll meet. Seems pretty logical if you ask me. Now the next question is, will Paulo be a boy or GIRL character?
Twiggy May 5, 2014, 2:46 PM EST.
and so mike became the most hardcore gamer of the group, and his flower mage became a poisoned-rose thorns dark empress.
boh... May 5, 2014, 2:47 PM EST.
DARN YOU UNINTENTIONAL CLIFFHANGERS. Veronic’s even aware of this now xD.
and yes twiggy, we need paulo playing a girl character! either way this is set up beautifully, I think you’d have to work hard to screw this up.
Michael May 5, 2014, 2:55 PM EST.
Mike: But, sleep is for the weeeeaaaak….hey, I can bother people in another server! Yay me!
Mike, stahp. Stahp it. This is bad. Mike, you need sleep. MIKE! GET OFF THE DAMN COMPUTER! …
Never mind. I didn’t sleep much last night, either.
Zone May 5, 2014, 3:06 PM EST.
I’m waiting for him to meet Paulo in-game, and then Paulo starts hitting on him without realizing it’s Mike.
thedrpalmer May 5, 2014, 3:18 PM EST.
… should I be embarassed that I type exactly how Mike does? -_-;
Hmm, three pages left, unless Taeshi decides to cover the gap next week somehow. I think I see where this is going, but I’ve been surprised before…
Not sure if Stacy’s exhausted or mortified or both, but I AM sure that li’l flower babby Mikie is adorable.
MigBird May 5, 2014, 3:24 PM EST.
Why are all of these kids playing MMOs in the dark? I though this was a webcomic, not hollywood tropes, lol. Also I hope Mike ends up on an ERP server and is traumatized forever, it’d serve him right!
Adekii May 5, 2014, 3:25 PM EST.
First off, the new art style’s finally starting to really come together.
Second, I won’t be the first to make the prediction that it’s Lucy (or Lucy related), but neither will I be surprised if it turns out to be a red herring, or just something different but also surprising, like if Paulo played it (for laughs) or Sandy (for drama).
Lt. America May 5, 2014, 3:38 PM EST.
I think shes mortifeid, and no, I type like mike to.
@adekii Another good idea, walking into an ero server! all the awkward ideas.
Michael May 5, 2014, 3:39 PM EST.
Veronica don’t do this to me
if Lucy’s in that server I’m gonna be permadepressed
Skylar May 5, 2014, 3:40 PM EST.
Now that I get a better look, his character is Lucy when she was at the play. Wow.
Stev May 5, 2014, 3:52 PM EST.
I knew Mike was going to get hooked
I think this is gonna backfire badly. I think he will forget his homework or whatever he and Stacy were doing. It can happen
Jonas97face May 5, 2014, 3:55 PM EST.
mike, wer r u goin
Partizani May 5, 2014, 5:03 PM EST.
Ahhh! Mike’s sexy paw-hands in panel one!
gardnaeden May 5, 2014, 5:55 PM EST.
Kami May 5, 2014, 5:57 PM EST.
Oh Mike. :V
I’m really liking the art, Taeshi. You just keep getting better at watercolors. uwu
Cynthia May 5, 2014, 6:03 PM EST.
Nooo, Mike. You’ll get de-flowered
gardnaeden May 5, 2014, 6:07 PM EST.
@gardnaeden, that pun of yours is simply majestic
Sambo May 5, 2014, 6:21 PM EST.
I’m seeing some ppl say that Lucy’s gonna be there.
Omfg, if this chapter is suppose to be a transition to a major chapter that will be difficult for the characters, ten outta ten.
I can also see a way that the Lucy the magical cat could slip in this chapter.
But if it’s just Mike getting addicted, then I guess that’s alright.
Pyro May 5, 2014, 6:22 PM EST.
3 players in the next server he’s trying to join? I’m guessing the other three only “had to sleep”. He’ll find them there.
Herada May 5, 2014, 6:22 PM EST.
Okay, to everyone saying Lucy will be on this game, just… Stop. I know Lucy’s been a gamer enough to beat Mike many times before she left, but there’s no guarantee that she’ll be on there just because it’s a game. Just stop getting everyone’s hopes up and crush them later, and wait for the next page please.
Dudeler May 5, 2014, 6:34 PM EST.
NO mike u idiot, this is how u annoy the **** out of people!!!
June-pay Eeyorey May 5, 2014, 7:30 PM EST.
Maybe Lucy are on the server EEEEEEE!!!!! Lucy come back plzz!!
Jane May 5, 2014, 7:51 PM EST.
something sinister is afoot.
GooltheFool May 5, 2014, 7:52 PM EST.
Oh Mike, they’re gonna eat you alive in that server
SOGx-ray May 5, 2014, 7:53 PM EST.
Slight_Enigma May 5, 2014, 7:59 PM EST.
Man Mike’s avatar is so precious! I wish World of Warcraft had a race of adorable flower kitties.
Chuckles May 5, 2014, 8:05 PM EST.
I feel like Lucy’s reintroduction to the story is too important to be relegated to this strip. I think this is going to be about Mike getting addicted to this MMO and possibly loosing touch with reality. Maybe it’ll affect his relationship with Sandy too.
G-Esque May 5, 2014, 8:10 PM EST.
One can only hope something that hilarious would happen @G-Esque.
HelTH May 5, 2014, 9:14 PM EST.
And Mike falls in love online and has a complex with his current girlfriend! Oh god, Internet relationship…
Eveylnn May 5, 2014, 9:30 PM EST.
Yay moar gaming ^-^
SirSynx May 5, 2014, 10:04 PM EST.
Oh no Mike! Don’t give in you precious nerd~!
Prism May 5, 2014, 10:18 PM EST.
Ohoho. Join a random server, why don’t you? How bad could t be? I’m just waiting for everyone to start hitting on Mike. And then, what if he just accepts it rather than try to explain that he’s actually a guy… Oh God, this is gonna be great.
Alaystus May 5, 2014, 10:41 PM EST.
No, Mike! Have self-control!
Jupi May 5, 2014, 10:49 PM EST.
This is gonna get real ugly fast LOL
H.F. May 5, 2014, 11:01 PM EST.
I bet he’s going to run into Lucy and not even know it
Emma May 6, 2014, 12:21 AM EST.
who wants to bet he ends up inadvertently playing in a server with lucy
isabelle May 6, 2014, 12:21 AM EST.
Am I the only one who thinks mikes avatar looks like Lucy??? Like an incredibly cute version of Lucy…
flora May 6, 2014, 12:41 AM EST.
The wait is so perilous!
Karissa May 6, 2014, 12:43 AM EST.
OH NO MIKE.
TarriPup May 6, 2014, 1:46 AM EST.
Imma laugh if Lucys avatar looks like Mike…
Lolly May 6, 2014, 2:12 AM EST.
If something weird happens in that server; I will laugh my head off. Mike be all crazy now.
DylanC May 6, 2014, 3:04 AM EST.
Ded May 6, 2014, 4:01 AM EST.
The next page debuts in 17552 hours!
Waffles May 6, 2014, 5:07 AM EST.
@Sly It was really necessary calling me that? Excuuuuuuuuse me princess for my dumbness.
Knux-the-Killer May 6, 2014, 5:19 AM EST.
Imagine he finds Paulo /and/ Lucy in the server.
Oh hawt dayum.
hidden lol May 6, 2014, 5:22 AM EST.
gawd mike you ate at your computer and its the middle of the night and next thing you know your fat and unpopular and sleep deprived and wont have a job and youll be homeless and be begging for food
Koch May 6, 2014, 5:30 AM EST.
That it is.
HongKat May 6, 2014, 6:05 AM EST.
@Koch being a gamer neither turns you fat nor unpopular. Reason is that you where fat/unpopular to begin with and therefore resorted to gaming. In the latter case you are more likely to make new friends and hence find new popularity.
In the first case you are likely to stay fat whatever you do unless you start working out.
beign fat or unpopular is also not a requirement to start gaming, like mike demonstrates.
Zarylo May 6, 2014, 6:05 AM EST.
Sorry, I meant that Mike would get fat since he’s eating in the middle of the night. Food is energy but if you don’t use that energy… well you know what happens.
Koch May 6, 2014, 7:12 AM EST.
tried MMOs before… they’re full of ******** and they are not fun in the least.
seriously, out of thousands/millions of people, you find MAYBE one or two decent people playing… and they will most likely betray you at some point.
Thanatos May 6, 2014, 8:14 AM EST.
The face of Mike’s character in panel 3 is almost invisible.
Lack of contrast and outline, or ghost.
And why does it look like their ears are permanently pointed backwards now?
First they started to look like Junior High students again, and now this?
Zephyr May 6, 2014, 8:46 AM EST.
The only thing that I don’t like about this is the wait of a new page but I still love it!!
rockstarlove May 6, 2014, 8:50 AM EST.
My stupid predictions:
Mike gets player killed by Lucy. (Like no dialogue. Just *kerslashity* )
Mike gets hit on by Paulo’s character. (Ahhh! )
Mike gets Diabeetus. (Ahhh! )
Mike has an elaborate, carb-induced RPG dream.
Mike stays up all night and plays rpgs with zero repercussions.
gardnaeden May 6, 2014, 9:09 AM EST.
Wait, he joined another server? ON AN MMO?!?!
Flame and Star May 6, 2014, 1:40 PM EST.
MIKE’S GONNA FIND LUCY
WHAT WILL HAPPEN NOW?
Theseus May 6, 2014, 1:51 PM EST.
Well, Stacy has officially committed suicide. Good job Mikey, good job! Keep on ruining people’s social lives you twit.
Kanashe May 6, 2014, 3:12 PM EST.
why’s everyone saying he’s gonna meet lucy
if anything he’s going to stumble into an erp server
anon May 6, 2014, 4:39 PM EST.
Because Lucy plays games bro
meaning he could see her there.
Tiny May 6, 2014, 4:55 PM EST.
and so Mike has primed his addiction to MMO’s.
Let’s just hope he never starts stealing money for his friends for just another 30 days
freaquentflyer May 6, 2014, 5:37 PM EST.
On a side note, I can’t stop looking at panel 3
Sono May 6, 2014, 8:50 PM EST.
Omg omg omg omg omg! I’m so excited. I really hope everyone is right and it will be Lucy playing the game.
This is my guess, which will probably end up being wrong:
Mike will meet a female character (who is Lucy in real life) in this new server and the two will become good friends. As the two become closer friends Mike will start playing the game on a daily basis so they can spend more time together.
Eventually Mike will notice he’s developing a crush on this girl and will freak out because of Sandy. Some drama with Sandy will happen and Mike will meet his new online friend in real life and he’ll find out it’s Lucy. There will be more drama (because Lucy will have no idea it was Mike since he plays a female character). The end.
P'awcrest May 6, 2014, 9:50 PM EST.
Why is everyone saying Lucy will return? I mean seriously, dont you think it has to be at LEAST a volumes worth before she does?
That Weirdo May 6, 2014, 10:21 PM EST.
Oh dear lord in heaven, why do i have a very bad feeling about where this is going? cute female character (played by a noob) about to wander into an anonymous server, that always ends well. Oh well, some lessons are rougher (and more scarring) than others i guess.
oka_nieba May 6, 2014, 11:21 PM EST.
H ELP THIS IS THE CUTEST CHAPTER…..
me May 7, 2014, 12:12 AM EST.
…Mike is being unusually cute in this chapter.
A.T. May 7, 2014, 3:13 AM EST.
Wait, it’s a school night right?
Shouldn’t Mike go nite nite now?
Angel May 7, 2014, 8:26 AM EST.
I think Lucy will not be in the next page… too much of a coincidence.
I think that @G-Esque is right, it will be more about Mike getting addicted to MMO and the consequences of that addiction.
Or maybe, the next page will be in school and Mike will simply look tired and everything will be brushed of…
So it’s either :
- Mike is going to get addicted , bad things will happen.
- Mike will go to school tired and, funny things will happen with him and Stacy.
- Mike will go to a server and find Lucy , DRAMA.
Those are the possibilities i think…It’s just my opinion.
A guy May 7, 2014, 10:58 AM EST.
Yep, I didn’t need to sleep today. By the way, you’ve met with a terrible fate haven’t you?
Michael May 7, 2014, 11:24 AM EST.
Playing with your friends vs playing with strangers, this cannot end well.
Guys keep in mind that even if Lucy was somehow there, that unlike Mike she is less likely to reveal her real identity especially if she knows Mike’s
Kila May 7, 2014, 11:47 AM EST.
So in games, Mike has a child-like sense of wonder and discovery. … Ah, such a noob.
BladeMaster May 8, 2014, 1:02 PM EST.
NEVER join an empty server. It’s ****ing boring
Unknown July 13, 2014, 11:11 AM EST.
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