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Mike you just wanted to make innocent small-talk to make her feel better about her writing abilities and you just SPAGHETTI’D EVERYWHERE
Never mention something which is supposed to be supposed not ever happened…
HongKat April 14, 2014, 1:00 PM EST.
Mike, what are you doing!?
gardnaeden April 14, 2014, 1:00 PM EST.
Calm down, girl!
Keyblade Dragon April 14, 2014, 1:00 PM EST.
Not subtle, Mike, not subtle.
Keyblade Dragon April 14, 2014, 1:01 PM EST.
I am really loving these first couple pages, I guess its easy to forget that mike IS a very lovable guy, and a lot of people have a crush on him.
Benjamin April 14, 2014, 1:01 PM EST.
Just what we needed, another tsundere
Note my sarcasm.
Knux-the-Killer April 14, 2014, 1:01 PM EST.
Also is it just me, but does the new art style make everyone seem younger?
Benjamin April 14, 2014, 1:02 PM EST.
Wow! The TSUNDERE is strong in this one. Aw man mike you come up with the worst small talk. Those first two panels of stacy she’s just like staring a whole in the seat thinking don’t look at him don’t look at him then mike has to go be all awkward master flex and embarrass little stacy.
Blue fox April 14, 2014, 1:02 PM EST.
Aww. So she writes letters to Mike. How sweet.
And lol. I’m loving the awkwardness.
Stacy on panel 6 is just super adorable. She’s so embarrassed.
Jonas97face April 14, 2014, 1:03 PM EST.
Whats going on here? You don’t keep crushes letters while your with someone you don’t encourage the people who have a crush on you too think they have your attention ffs…
Where is this going?
Eko April 14, 2014, 1:03 PM EST.
So he kept the ‘I think of you in the shower’ one then?
BladeMaster April 14, 2014, 1:04 PM EST.
Based on her reaction I’d say she has/has had a crush on Mike huehueheu
Spoder April 14, 2014, 1:04 PM EST.
Great……..We have another Lucy on our hands
Pepe Le Pew April 14, 2014, 1:05 PM EST.
What a cheater. Mike really has no respect for Sandy. Especially the way he’s acting with Stacy. Yeah I loved your love letters, I kept all of them. No really, I want to encourage your crush.
Rather than, hey I think you may be interested, but I have a girlfriend that I really care about that you should know about. I do like studying for class together though because it helps both of us. I hope this means we can be still be study friends.
Mike_sucks April 14, 2014, 1:06 PM EST.
Beige April 14, 2014, 1:06 PM EST.
where is the page that mentions the letters again?
momomelon April 14, 2014, 1:07 PM EST.
Wow,she is transparent as hell.
lov/hate/hurt April 14, 2014, 1:07 PM EST.
Stacy, stop spaghetti’ing everything!
Gate-senpai April 14, 2014, 1:07 PM EST.
Does no one remember Stacy slipping a letter into Mike’s locker long ago and Lucy making fun of it? It’s pretty well known that she at least had a crush on Mike at some point.
The Esquire April 14, 2014, 1:07 PM EST.
Most surprising BCB page in a while! Wow! What letters? I’m not sure if he’s talking rose notes or what. And how /did/ he know? We know basically nothing about Stacy, maybe there’s something else there than it just being about her writing.
Regardless, I am very happy to be exploring this.
Hazel April 14, 2014, 1:08 PM EST.
Aha! I remember now! Mike is referring to the letters Stacy sent him anonymously waaaaaay back in Volume One, “Puppy Love.”
That is just too adorable! Too bad Stacy still doesn’t stand a chance with Sandy still in the picture.
13lackout April 14, 2014, 1:11 PM EST.
Wow, everybody polarized themselves really quick there. O-o
You know, usually what happens is that people get their panties in a twist, only to have the problem revealed to be a totally reasonable non-issue pages later.
In the interest of enjoying the comic you’re here to enjoy, why not just relax and take in the story? You’re only hurting your own fun by snapping to negative judgements.
MigBird April 14, 2014, 1:13 PM EST.
I dont know, tell that to lickit who seems to think that all personal problems can -only- be solsved with therapy, and that you cant go anywhere with another of the opposite(or same if thats your preference) when you are dating someone. There seem to be people in this world who will make things up to prove their own hatred.
Anyway despite some comments saying he digital is better, I do like the new style now thats its developed properly. the colors blend better, there isnt as much a bright saturation, and the characters expressions have better range. And as always the story is quite good, though it be nice to have been reminded of these letters somehow.
Michael April 14, 2014, 1:19 PM EST.
B-Baka! Stupid Mike-chan
Stompinstein April 14, 2014, 1:21 PM EST.
Mike surely is an argument-leader…
p.s. Does Stacy still do not know Mike has a girlfriend?
HongKat April 14, 2014, 1:29 PM EST.
What letters? Have I missed something or is the story full of holes?
Sly April 14, 2014, 1:30 PM EST.
Wow, is Mike actually hitting on girls? Paulo must be rubbing off on him.
I like how Stacey reacts. She’s like a mild version of Lucy.
Also, if Mike is hitting on Stacey, doesn’t he already have Sandy?
Guess he’s just an awkward child when it comes to love. “I kept your letters,” lmao and he tells this to a chick that’s been stalking him (among the others stalking him as well).
Blank On Purpose April 14, 2014, 1:46 PM EST.
I totally agree with you! It must be so frustrating for all these girls. On one hand he keeps talking about Sandy and how he’s in a lasting relationship but then he’ll do things like this to essentially “lead them on”. Even if it’s just because he likes the letters or whatever and because Sandy is not physically there to be all “What is all this? That’s making me a bit uncomfortable.” It’s still strange for both ends. I wonder how many other girl’s letters he keeps. SIGH. No wonder Lucy and others kept thinking there might be hope.
Termania April 14, 2014, 1:48 PM EST.
GOD, MIKE!! YOU ****ED UP!!
Wait, where are your arms?
Sono April 14, 2014, 1:51 PM EST.
starfighter105 April 14, 2014, 1:54 PM EST.
Yeah, It’s hitting right in the middle of my mid secondary school memories. I once had this problem. A guy I fancied confess his love to me, I respond that I’ll think about it. I thought it was a joke, then realised that, no, he was sincere. I wrote a letter about how unsure I was about my feeling, I then regretted for doing it and I was really embarrassed about it ( and to embarrass me even more, he dropped the letter “by accident”, so everybody read it, and it was a gossip in my school, everybody in my grade was suddenly interested about my romantic life ), even if I don’t remember what I wrote on it . Then, he went with an other girl. I didn’t care and I wasn’t jealous, not a single bit. After threw month, they broke up, I saw him all sad and crying for no reasons whatsoever. I felt it was all my fault to start with it so I felt really bad.
So I was asking myself question: if he doesn’t love me anyway, why did he kept this letter ? he respond “Because it was cute”, so I assumed that he stilled has feelings for me, right ?
It funny to see a character who had the same problem than me and see how they will get though it. I recommend to Stracy to apologize about these letter, because it was probably a young teenage fancy, and now she’s older, she realised that Mike and Sandy is serious business. And ask Mike to never ever talk about this anymore, because it’s really embarrassing to talk about old mistakes we did when we were younger. It an old story, after all, bury it and to never be seen again.
Miralcl April 14, 2014, 1:54 PM EST.
Dragobir April 14, 2014, 1:58 PM EST.
Okay this is neither here nor there but I just wanted to say that that is an AWESOME painting of a bus. Vehicles are so hard to draw properly and you got it spot on.
Ket April 14, 2014, 2:06 PM EST.
Is it me or the art looks better on this page?
some cat April 14, 2014, 2:11 PM EST.
Ahaha, she’s so silly and adorable. xD
Mai Terra April 14, 2014, 2:23 PM EST.
Ahahaha, Mike wrecked Lucy for being tsun-tsun, but now another girl is taking Lucy’s spot on being that.
Face it Mike, she wasn’t the problem, you are.
Helios April 14, 2014, 2:27 PM EST.
Stacy sure is embarrassed on what Mike said. I’m sure she still have some feelings for him but can’t confess since he’s dating Sandy and she’s just too shy to say so anyway.
Stacy probably knows Mike’s dating Sandy, so it makes the situation more awkward for her. She probably feels guilty for still having feelings for him and it makes it even worse now that she knows he has kept her letters because he liked it. I wouldn’t want to be in her shoes.
some cat April 14, 2014, 2:27 PM EST.
Hello New Lucy!
Huh? April 14, 2014, 2:36 PM EST.
OH MY GODS.
TheScarletTailedFox April 14, 2014, 2:36 PM EST.
EVEN MORE AKWARD
Nicole April 14, 2014, 2:42 PM EST.
This is absolutely adorable. While I never liked the idea of MikexLucy (Lucy was a self-centered b_tch), I am not a fan of Sandy either. Maybe it’s time for Mike to get a local girlfriend…?
Jester April 14, 2014, 2:43 PM EST.
Mixed feelings about this page.
Lucy and Mike were practically almost always together in strip earlier on. He’s never really had an in-strip counterpart other than her that he was always with (Not counting Sandy because it’s not like you actually see Sandy and Mike together in strip except for those rare moments). Since Lucy’s confession, Mike’s pretty much kept to himself. So to see him attempt to make awkward small talk with anyone is quite unusual.
Mike sees some of Lucy in Stacy - whether he wants to or not. I think Mike’s either realized this now, or is starting to. I’m not saying romantically, but there’s more life in this interaction with Stacy than Mike’s had with most characters in recent memory. Mike, on some level, needs a Lucy or a Lucy counterpart.
But as for Mike keeping the letters… I don’t know what to make of that. I know it was established that Mike would get letters, that he would read them, but that he wouldn’t respond to them. He also hinted that he didn’t bother to discern the identity of the writers because that would be ‘expressing interest’.
To me, it makes very little sense why he would proceed to keep said letters: It almost goes against the principles he established. I wouldn’t go so far as to say it’s completely out of character, but it’s pretty close to that. Especially since the intermission chapter not that long ago established Paulo’s rose as being one of, at least what I thought at the time, the only friendship roses he kept. This page almost makes me think he’s got a drawer somewhere filled with the rest of the flower messages, including the shower one.
I’m not saying it’s bad, but it’s incredibly awkward to have a character’s motives completely turned around within a span of 3 or 4 pages.
As to questions regarding how Mike might have known the letters were from Stacy, Stacy has been established as being well versed in writing, despite her valley girl front. So it might not have been hard to figure out.
gardnaeden April 14, 2014, 2:46 PM EST.
The best new Lucy after Lucy
Jake April 14, 2014, 2:49 PM EST.
You guys all assume it’s love letters he kept. Or maybe he just kept them because, hey, he hadn’t really talked to her in forever and kind of missed their hanging out. It’s not a crime or cheating to keep notes from a girl, it’s not like he’s kissing her or anything.
He’s making small talk about the letters because he really hasn’t talked to her in a while and so is lacking topics. Also, she’s not a tsundere, she’s a girl caught off-guard and is embarrassed by him bringing those up in public. Even more so if she didn’t write it but someone did in her name.
The art is really coming along, I think I’m getting used to this new style. Wonder what class they share?
Zone April 14, 2014, 2:53 PM EST.
Best Lucy, can actually tell Mike how she feels and be sweet to him. I approve.
yesgood April 14, 2014, 2:57 PM EST.
Paulo!! Gather up the Anti-cheating squad!! Mike’s at it again!!!
B-Dawg April 14, 2014, 3:12 PM EST.
I don’t think keeping someone’s letters means Mike’s unfaithful or that he likes Stacy as anything more than a friend. We know that he’s always been the type to keep and value mementos. Can’t it be as simple as that? He probably only brought it up because he’s just so good at saying the wrong thing.
MigBird April 14, 2014, 3:12 PM EST.
I think the issue you hear is that he’s /telling/ her that he kept them. It gives her the impression that he likes her in some inappropriate manner, regardless of whether or not it’s actually true.
Sure, I may keep some of the memories from past relationships that meant a lot to me, but I’m not going to /TELL/ the guy that I still have those things from our relationship…. it gives them the wrong idea, has the wrong effect on them, makes it seem like you’re holding onto them or a relationship with them or that you still have interest in them.
I keep them because those things were a big part of my life, but that’s just it. They were a part, they played a part, they’re over now. Things didn’t work out, for good reasons, and now that’s over. It’s a piece of my past and because of that I keep it, but it’s meant to stay in the past and that’s where I want it to stay. To see that person again and tell them I still have that meaningful thing they gave me would be to open it back up…. and that’s just wrong….
especially if you’re in a new relationship and / or have no intention of re-opening up the relationship with that person from your past.
eh April 14, 2014, 3:16 PM EST.
I’m pretty sure he kept the letters because they were well written or something, since he didn’t pretend to care about letting other girls who have a crush on him down easily. Think about Daisy and Lucy.
I do have to agree, keeping the letters can be seen as a way to show interest. Mike’s just not very smart with subtleties like this it seems.
__noname__ April 14, 2014, 3:26 PM EST.
issue here **
Ehhhhh. So little sleep. :c
eh April 14, 2014, 3:28 PM EST.
All those wonderful images of Mike imprinted in her mind are slowly being washed away.
13linding April 14, 2014, 3:54 PM EST.
Mike, do you really need ANOTHER girl to have an awkward friend/girlfriend relationship with?!
Tuxedo Knux April 14, 2014, 4:04 PM EST.
What Abraham said was true
Osiris April 14, 2014, 4:05 PM EST.
Guys, seriously read Taeshi’s comment about this page. He brought up this random topic to make her feel better about her writing skills, implying that he kept them because they were WELL WRITTEN not because of love interest.
I think you all are forgetting how awkward our Maishul really is. In his mind he knows what he’s saying, but when it processes to his mouth, it doesn’t always come out the way he intended it to.
AngryBunny April 14, 2014, 4:25 PM EST.
Anon-Anon April 14, 2014, 4:36 PM EST.
@AngryBunny Not enough people read Taeshi’s comment
TheLazyCharmander April 14, 2014, 4:42 PM EST.
@AngryBunny People really want to be angry and they have to have some reason to hate on Mike, even if he’s done nothing wrong. Also, a lot of people seem to be projecting their own experiences on what’s happening here, and taking it all very close to heart, which produces very warped perspectives on what’s actually going on… It seems like that happens a lot.
That being said, I’m really enjoying the comic and I’m curious to see where it goes. The new art style is really coming into its own on this page.
Grumble Grumble April 14, 2014, 5:13 PM EST.
Well how is he gonna learn to think twice before speaking if people want him sheltered from the inevitable backlash?
Especially considering he likes to dish it out on others when they do it.
Dreg April 14, 2014, 5:40 PM EST.
“SPAGHETTI’D EVERYWHERE” is like the best thing to describe something LMFAO
Lolly April 14, 2014, 5:41 PM EST.
Her comment wasn’t there when the page first came up. Read bcb three hours after it was posted and there still wasn’t a comment. So the comment is recent, probably edited in when Taeshi saw the comments or remembered to put it in. There you go. [EDITOR’S COMMENT: 5 MINUTES AFTER ACTUALLY]
Tylord April 14, 2014, 6:08 PM EST.
Mike fails at being smooth
SplatterCandy April 14, 2014, 6:13 PM EST.
Mike isn’t trying to be a bad person, but after the whole Lucy business who wouldn’t be shaken up? I honestly think that Mike is still a good person, even if he blew up on Lucy. He was just trying to be nice to Stacy, not encourage her crush. THIS IS A MESSAGE TO ALL Mike HATERS, wanting to find some dirt to throw at Mike.
Flamessnake April 14, 2014, 6:15 PM EST.
Just the situation more awkward than it was already, way to go mike. :l
jordan April 14, 2014, 6:16 PM EST.
@Michael nobody likes your nagging bro. You know fair well that a 15-year old Daisy that isn’t able to reconcile with her own feelings is a terrible supplement for his professional therapy.
But hey, if you think that an immature/selfish 15-year old has great advice/comfort for child victim of abuse go right ahead. It sounds like you have absolutely no experience in this arena because otherwise you wouldn’t be telling me off for being pro-therapy for actual trauma like a jerk-off.
As someone that was sexually abused at 13, my issues from those memories did not even come fully into light until half a year later after I started therapy. Mostly because kids are known to repress or alter tramatic memories for self-preservation growing up. This doesn’t mean those experiences did not severly affect the child or are not present in their current behavior.
So, yes, Daisy is not going to be able to fully help Abbey or work through the repression because she is a child herself. She can distract him though. But that doesn’t get Abbey to address the root emotional issues that appeared from the abuse. And the knowledge of how you were affected is part of the battle needed to heal.
She can, however, severly make his abandonment issues worse with her wishy-washy affections, Mike obsession, and selfish need to have ANY guy. She can potentially ruin his ability to reach out and trust people he cares about. So, she’s got a lot more chance to severly hurt his growth than actually help it as a nice distraction.
To address your problems with my comment from the other page in a more serious tone:
What makes this bad for Mike, is not that he is with a girl, but he is openly encouraging her love letters. If you let your girl go on dates with other men and recieve romantic favors without feeling used or getting upset, that’s your business, but that’s not normal or respectful behavior.
Guarentee he does not tell Sandy that he’s keeping love letters, so why should he tell the maker and compliment them, hum? He is allowed to like other girls and study with them, but the way he is going about it is typical behavior for him. He is leading girls on in these weird friendships (Daisy, Lucy, Stacy) mostly because he does not get good/real-life female companionship from long-distant Sandy. I’m just not stupid enough to think it’s all unintentional flirting unlike some of the fans. Especially with how he used to give the run-arund with Lucy.
As for hatred? I don’t generally hate people unless they’ve actually done something. But just because you don’t like/agree with what I say, doesn’t make me a hateful person. You pointing this out to does cheapen the overall effect of your post especially when I hadn’t even commented today. Nice try though.
Lickit&Stickit April 14, 2014, 6:28 PM EST.
I just have to wonder when anybody started caring about her, when she started liking Mike, and when Mike started caring about her and another relationship so much that he’d keep her letters. @_@
Also, I think the character descriptions in the “about” section could use a bit of an update.
I'll Eat Yourself April 14, 2014, 6:33 PM EST.
gettin’ a little defensive, aren’t we, Stacy?
Gabba April 14, 2014, 6:42 PM EST.
Mike…when it’s clear you’re not interested in someone why, WHY bring up the love letters they sent you? I mean I know you mean it in the most sincere way and you’re just trying to make small-talk but honey…No. For a crush who (even someone who’s gotten over it) it’s kinda like a slap to the face; the hand in the shape of “REJECTION.”
Tealjoy April 14, 2014, 6:44 PM EST.
Ah, when I looked back on the page and saw a wall of text, I just knew our old friend @Lickit was back. Just to address something you said: “I’m just not stupid enough to think it’s all unintentional flirting unlike some of the fans.”
… Taeshi also said it was “innocent small-talk” and I kinda think she knows what she’s talking about. Now she could just be leading us on, for dramatic effect and all, but I’m just going to take her word for it for now.
Grumble Grumble April 14, 2014, 6:45 PM EST.
@ Tylord Sorry, I didn’t know that
TheLazyCharmander April 14, 2014, 6:45 PM EST.
@ Tylord. I can attest to this. Said comment by Taeshi wasn’t there when I first read today’s page. Though, subsequent posters won’t have an excuse :p
Justanotheranon April 14, 2014, 6:48 PM EST.
Hard to believe his flirting is always innocent small talk given this is standard Mike stuff. That and he doesn’t try to have male friends though claiming Sandy as his only.
No offense Taeshi.
I attest to the comments that she didn’t put that up originally. I didn’t realize it was serious commentary. Half the time the quips are so outrageous and not very accurate to the page.
Nightshade April 14, 2014, 7:00 PM EST.
Are we talking about the rose letters?
Or all the way back to the end of 8th Grade:
I mean. Mike was pinning after Lucy at that point in time.
Vanvoltra April 14, 2014, 7:05 PM EST.
Oh noooo…. There’s two of him now. Poor Paulo will be rife with decision making problems
Sanitarium April 14, 2014, 7:17 PM EST.
So curious as to where this is actually going. Can’t wait for the rest of this week’s.
Ramzin April 14, 2014, 7:25 PM EST.
Stop getting angry at Mike, he’s the sane one here.
God this is an awesome example of why teenage girls can be bitches. They handle their hormones with anger and violence.
ScotchNovel April 14, 2014, 7:37 PM EST.
“Oh my dear prince. I always admired you from afar…you with your gorgeous gaze…your eyes…they are the most beautiful eyes I’ve ever seen…luminous emerald green…jewels I wish to look into closely one day.”
Yeahhh…no wonder you’re embarrassed girl. Sweet isn’t the word I’d have used to describe it.
Masket April 14, 2014, 7:41 PM EST.
@ScotchNovel uhh… and so can teenage boys? There’s really no need to be sexist about it based on the actions of some fictional characters… considering teenage boys get into much more physical violence, are more likely to murder/torture animals, etc (based on studies—others also show that women are much less likely to express anger but channel it into themselves instead) I would guess the opposite if I had to make a generalized smear.
ket April 14, 2014, 8:00 PM EST.
Stacy’s like: SHOOT! HE KNOWS.
Mcturtle April 14, 2014, 8:18 PM EST.
The drama train rolls on. X D
Fluffy April 14, 2014, 9:31 PM EST.
Another Lucy? Wow.
Mynameisbob April 14, 2014, 9:33 PM EST.
@ScotchNovel: Pretty sure the sane one is Sue who stays the hell out of it all, not the guy who mentally destroys someone to the point that they have to move.
And there are quite a number of examples of Mike dealing with things with anger, look at the beginning of Confrontation where he argues with Lucy, snaps at Daisy and gives both Daisy and Paulo a death glare. Then when he is actually confirmed to be with Sandy and Paulo asks if that means he can have Lucy, he punches Paulo in the face. When Abbey told him how blind he seemed to be towards the pain Daisy was in, he snapped at Abbey. When Daisy was trying to get his attention and force her affection on him, he snapped at her coldly in anger. When he wanted to sever ties with Lucy, he used an aggressive irritable attitude with the people around him. When he got that text from Sandy, he shouted at Lucy in anger.
Mike acts in anger quite a fair bit - more so than Sue, Daisy, Amaya, Molly, David, Jasmine, Jordan, Rachel, Jessica, Augustus, Tessa, Stacy, Katie, McCain, Haley, Sandy and Sam have in this comic.
I think he has even acted in anger more than ABBEY, the person with ANGER ISSUES, so far in the comic. The only people I would actually say have acted in anger MORE than Mike in the comic would be Lucy and Paulo.
Moogle April 14, 2014, 9:41 PM EST.
Episode 6: Return of the Tsudere. lol
seriously is mike naturally drawn to these kind of girls? If that’s true, he’s just subconsciously causing trouble for himself. he just seems to be causing most of his own problems.
Felix April 14, 2014, 9:58 PM EST.
Lol, why’s everyone calling Stacy a tsundere? She just seems like an embarrassed teenage girl, I’d act the same in her position xD
Swift April 14, 2014, 10:10 PM EST.
Stacy is the new Lucy, it seems.
Rae April 14, 2014, 10:17 PM EST.
I dont want too sound like a heavy mike hater but i believe at the end of all this mike will be the one alone, the one who has no friends and will lose sandy
he kicked Lucy so far out of his life and blamed her for things that we all saw he did, “your always around me lucy”(Sandy left so he comes back too lucy like a lost puppy) just all this ******** coming out of him and yet hes still happy.
Mike is Happy i know time has passed but i would like too see that lil light dim some, more or less for what ******** hes did too her, and now prolly too other girls like Daisy or Stacy any of them.
Leading them on thinking they have a chance and when he feels like again hes being crowded he’ll snap at them and say “oh got a girlfriend i hate you bs lil ***** ****”
Lucy has flaws. But how everything went down if there was a witness to there lives, they would of pointed it out by now she is who she is cause of the way she grew up and understand things, she has no sister there for no femmie side, No girl was there too tell her when she was growing up that punching a guy is ok if you like him a lot, No girl was there to guide he not once, she was ALONE. god forgive that one person”Mike” came into her life and gave her some form of safe feeling a friendship and person she can go too and actually be a kid or person.
(sorry if don’t make much sense for this rant, hospital)
Eko April 14, 2014, 10:17 PM EST.
Can all the Mike haters just stop hating for a short while just to see where this will go? Mike admitted he acted wrong and unless I read some stuff wrong, he felt some serious remorse about it. He was a kid that acted in anger when he got pushed to his snapping point, but that is in the past. He seemed sincerely sorry for his actions and it seems he’s tried to change. I can’t think of anything he’s done really hate worthy in the past few months of comics, so maybe he’s trying to be better now after letting all that bottled up angst out which was causing all those outbursts. It seems the past few chapters have been some form of a “return to normalcy” with the characters just trying to figure out how to go on after all those terrible events. I think this is a tremendous opportunity for growth in the characters and maybe we should all sit back judgement free for a bit and just see how things go.
Also I don’t think Stacy is Tsundre, she just seems embarrassed, which is really understandable in that situation. I’d rather not call her the “New Lucy” but if she can be a good friend to him, that’d just be awesome. I’d also be ok if Mike see’s her a potential romantic interest and breaks it off with Sandy for something more tangible, though that seems too simple and drama free to happen in this comic.
Grumble Grumble April 14, 2014, 10:40 PM EST.
Oh god, not the Mike vs Lucy vs Everyone vs who knows what now. Honestly people, there are already enough arguments about mike and Lucy and therapy, we don’t need anymore. Anyway, this is a great page and I really the new pattern of focusing on a couple characters and developing their relationships. It’s nice to be away from the drama a bit.
Don't Respond at all April 14, 2014, 10:45 PM EST.
Awwww : D
Haha I like how obvious she wrote them because she is being so defensive.
RIP Friedhelm April 14, 2014, 11:21 PM EST.
Yeah okay, I can ship this. You know what? MikeXStacy
Bleh April 14, 2014, 11:36 PM EST.
Hey look, I actually got replied to.
I’ll just note that I’m not advocating Mike, I know he’s an ***. But I was make a statement for this single moment where he’s not being an *** and his response is unrequited and undeserved bitchyness.
ScotchNovel April 14, 2014, 11:48 PM EST.
I don’t get it are they just being awkward or something?
June-pay Eeyorey April 14, 2014, 11:58 PM EST.
You know who this reminds me of? A certain white haired khao manee.
—That is not Lucy. It’s my cat, Nico. I make him look girly by clipping bows to his hair.
Leo April 15, 2014, 12:14 AM EST.
Mike, why are you leading on a girl who has a crush on you? You have a girlfriend, you pig. A girlfriend you played another girl for. -cough LUCY cough-
Dingus April 15, 2014, 12:21 AM EST.
Dat school bus.
EOTW April 15, 2014, 1:17 AM EST.
This is hilarious. I demand more.
GooltheFool April 15, 2014, 1:39 AM EST.
Also apparently Michael is an amputee in panel 7.
GooltheFool April 15, 2014, 1:42 AM EST.
“I kept your letters.”
“Sorry, was that weird to say!?”
“But…um…they were really sweet, y’know.”
Blushing the whole time while saying these things.
Smiling sheepishly while Stacey is clearly distressed by the conversation.
Understanding, but knowing Mike, most likely forgetting that Stacey stalked him and probably still does (you don’t call a stalker out and tell them that “you kept their letters” that were “um….really sweet, y’know”).
That’s like saying “hey, I like the way you stalk me and how your letters mention you thinking about me in the shower. We should get together and do all the weird stuff you probably have on your stalker mind.”
He should at least have enough sense to talk about things that don’t border on romantic intentions, like the homework they’re suppose to be doing or how awesome the school bus is (which it really is, look at that fackin’ school bus zoom!).
I guess Mike really is that naive, poor little kid. Leading on ladies when he doesn’t even known and shouting them down when he doesn’t get it. Well, at least he’ll never be short of female companionship, even when he’s essentially engaged to Sandy.
Blank On Purpose April 15, 2014, 1:49 AM EST.
So…..Stacy is not tsundere, just really embarrassed. And yeah…Mike you really suck at small talk
Tails April 15, 2014, 1:52 AM EST.
That bus <3
gardnaeden April 15, 2014, 3:58 AM EST.
”When Abbey told him how blind he seemed to be towards the pain Daisy was in, he snapped at Abbey.”
Well he doesn’t like to be blamed by something that isn’t really his fault or wasn’t his problem. Abbey even tried to hit him. But we all know that Mike has ninja senses and grabbed his hand. But did he hit back. NO. Although he did sink his claws into him (probably because he was really angry at that point) he talked to Abbey and explained to him.
”When Daisy was trying to get his attention and force her affection on him, he snapped at her coldly in anger.”
OF COURSE HE DID THAT. She was forcing herself on him even though he told her he didn’t love her. That he had a girlfriend. But she kept on so of course he snapped at her to get some sense in her head. Otherwise she would continue to be hopeful and keep on coming.
I’m really not liking this Mike-hate that is coming now.
I agree with @Grumble Grumble we should see where this chapter takes us.
Jonas97face April 15, 2014, 4:46 AM EST.
Demetrois April 15, 2014, 9:49 AM EST.
Ok Eko just no. No feminin infulence? How about her stay at home mother? You know her parent that is responsible for socalising her child? Her Child that regularly hits other childeren with Little to no reprecuations? So hospital or no your argument holds no logic on why Lucy is forgiven everything.
?!? April 15, 2014, 9:59 AM EST.
whats wrong with keeping those details of kindess people can have towards you , i keep all of them like letters
Dracke April 15, 2014, 10:50 AM EST.
My god folks. It’s not just nice letters, they were love letters. Did anyone re-read the link someone posted? Stacy flat out called him sexy in it. He is encouraging her rather than faithfully turning her affections down or even mentioning Sandy. That isn’t gem boyfriend behavior.
He could have talked about anything else. Literally anything. But Mike’s not happy unless he has a harem to yell at when they eventually end up liking him over stuff like this.
Nightshade April 15, 2014, 11:15 AM EST.
His palms are spaghetti, knees weak, arms spaghetti!
There’s vomit on his spaghetti already: mom’s spaghetti.
He’s nervous, but on the surface he looks calm spaghetti.
To drop spaghetti, but he keeps on spaghetti
What he wrote down, the whole crowd goes spaghetti.
Mike spaghetti’d already
gardnaeden April 15, 2014, 11:29 AM EST.
Oh Mike, you have quite the history with love, don’t you~?
I don’t think he does things like this on purpose, when you’re young, you just don’t have much experience with life in general, ESPECIALLY when it involves the heart.
Oh sure, he’s made mistakes and such, but haven’t we all? I think he’s shown some great progress~
UnknownJoe April 15, 2014, 2:20 PM EST.
After seeing this page again, can we just talk about how absolutely bombing that bus is? I mean, look at those details!
Tylord April 15, 2014, 3:46 PM EST.
I wonder if mike kept anything from Lucy? Maby a special Bruise? On his heart?
Blue fox April 15, 2014, 4:22 PM EST.
Very subtle, Mike. Very subtle.
Waffles April 15, 2014, 4:47 PM EST.
@Blue fox or a bruise in heart-form with “I <3 Lucy” written into it?
Tails April 15, 2014, 5:48 PM EST.
I want Lucy back
Jane April 15, 2014, 5:56 PM EST.
Mike backing himself into another potential situation,
Also I want Lucy back :’( , even of she’s probably gonna be completely different.
Asdf April 15, 2014, 6:11 PM EST.
llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllluuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuccccccc cccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccc cccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccc ccccyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy ! We miss you! :’(
lucyfan April 15, 2014, 7:22 PM EST.
I miss Lucy too TT^TT
Kaz April 15, 2014, 7:28 PM EST.
We all miss Lucy…
And Taeshi should bring her back because, it’s been a VERY long time that she’s gone.
Like what 6-8 months ?
I really miss her, she should be back into the story !
A guy April 15, 2014, 7:32 PM EST.
I’m starting to make headcanons and stories on my tumblog for that kind of thing. Little oneshots; nothing major.
Sorry for the minor advertising; if enough people like it, I might make it a continuing series of phone calls between her and Sue, Augustus, and Paulo.
JustAFan April 15, 2014, 8:13 PM EST.
@ Tails it’s on mikes butt. Because she was always kicking it. I’m really looking forward to this stacy mike chapter. Let’s see mike have trouble with yet another girl who can’t resist him and who he has no interest in. I hope mike has some flash backs of Lucy and him studying and starts crying.
@ Lucyfans As a super Lucy fan I do so miss Lucy to. Be sure to check out the candybooru for even more Lucy and friends. And become a BCI member for extra comics with Lucy and the gang to help out Taeshi and SuitCase. Keep your cool. Lucy will be back.
Blue fox April 15, 2014, 8:27 PM EST.
Yeah, I do miss Lucy as well. She had quite a lot of character development and I want to see her in the new dynamic now that everything got flipped on it’s head.
Alli April 16, 2014, 2:48 AM EST.
yeah exactly there
And yes, i am really pumped tofind out what happens next in this chapter too^^
Tails April 16, 2014, 5:09 AM EST.
Awwww Stacie is honestly so pretty and cute!
Lindsay April 16, 2014, 5:55 AM EST.
you know, I’m shocked to think I’m the only one to notice this but….we have no idea what these letters are. There is no reason to assume them love letters, just embarrassing somehow. Can we please stop bashing Mike for things that are being ASSUMED?
and lickit, back off alright? You are one of three people who seem to bash every character for not being perfect by YOUR standards. I don’t really care how you feel on the subject at this point, because you can’t seem to get past what works for -you-. However my comment was just being a snark based on you being one of a few posters who has done nothing but say terrible things about every character.
You make one snark comment and get this, jeesh.
Michael April 16, 2014, 7:08 AM EST.
Yeah. It would be great if more people became BCI. More money for Taeshi and Suitcase always helps the comic.
Calm down. Lucy will be back. Taeshi has already said she would most definitely be back (which I assume means she will be back).
Yeah I agree. People should really give Mike some space . See where this chapter will lead us instead of start judging.
Who are those other two people besides @Lickit who seem to bash every other character for not being perfect?
Jonas97face April 16, 2014, 8:20 AM EST.
I can’t remember their names, and to be honest, I don’t want to open that bag of worms. My snark comments already push it, but if I started throwing out attacks like that it be too far. I think everyone has seen a few of Thanatous’s posts being guilty of this, but I don’t feel comfortable generalizing even that.
I really wish I could tell you how good the comic is art-wise, but I don’t make a very skilled art critic. Let it be said, you have a better story, and tell that story better, than the book “Tender is the Night.” You tell you’re story better(and have a better story) then an award winning book. Let that be a compliment of some saying.
edit: No I don’t think that book is bad or anything, but it has major problems in both story and its storytelling, that this comic avoids.
Michael April 16, 2014, 9:34 AM EST.
WOAH., DAT BUS… Taeshi, you improved A LOT. Draw vehicles is quite difficult .
The details and the perspective is amazing
Adept-eX April 16, 2014, 11:36 AM EST.
Everyone saying the letters might not be love letters, why the hell would Stacy be ashamed of him knowing she wrote them then?
brah April 16, 2014, 11:56 AM EST.
Its nice to FINALLY find someone who actually cares about Mike’s feelings. I believe that Mike really didn’t have much fault in this section and people are barraging him for MENTIONING those letters. Now people are saying that Mike is being unfaithful to Sandy, but what’s wrong with talking to a girl who obviously liked you over the years? Mike’s not trying to make the conversation awkward, and in fact he’s trying to do the opposite right now by giving a topic to talk about, but Mike hadn’t really talked to her before, so he brings up the only thing that might have came from her. I hope the rest of you can understand that.
Flamessnake April 16, 2014, 4:53 PM EST.
Seriously, though, poor Mike. Just wanted to make some conversation and compliment the poetry aND THEN EVERYTHING WENT TO THE DOGS. You poor behbeh, experiencing the awkward side of the teenage world.
Let me hug you and make it better.
JustAFan April 16, 2014, 8:52 PM EST.
“Why would you assume I wrote them!”
Geez… I wonder why. Because you freaked out when he mentioned the letters? If you hadn’t written them, you would’ve just been confused.
Sapphire April 17, 2014, 1:50 PM EST.
You know if that all had feet cover’s i wouldn’t be reminded of there nakedness
*read Twokinds to find out WTF im talking about*
Also sorry for the advertisment
TemplarArchon_Hunter July 29, 2014, 4:57 PM EST.
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