39. Rising Temperature, chapter posted 5/27/07

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Rising Temperature — Page 8
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Veronica: Abbey is MAAAAAAAD.

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Comment ID #1406

Abbey smash! Is it just me imagining things or does Abbey act a lot like… Oh geeze, forgot his name. The quincy off of Bleach. I’ll think of it in a bit. Uryuu. Had to google it my bad.

Kan March 15, 2010, 7:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #8945

Fingerprint, panel one, lol

MiwAuturu April 26, 2010, 6:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #9140

mikey is stronger in terms of brute strength

bored April 27, 2010, 2:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #20217

Now I really like Abbey….Mike is doing similarly to my old friend wes, pity Wes was aware of his ignorance and wanted it that way. =X

Rue May 11, 2010, 6:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #53739

Taeshi thinks Lucy is potentially bipolar, just look at Abbey…

Michael July 3, 2010, 8:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #59178


Ayumiii July 13, 2010, 10:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #59617

Abbey is a wise kid. This sums up mike’s relationship(s) pretty well.

corvusfrugilegus July 14, 2010, 3:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #60154

If fear that Abbey will snap and go on a rampage and attack Mike and others, wich will then cause Mike to snap and go crazier, then McCain comes and resets everything with his matrix powers

Rodney July 16, 2010, 5:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #60483

and then you wake up wondering why theres a needle in your arm

stranger July 17, 2010, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #60726

Ouch… the last two panels are personally convicting.

Mick G. July 18, 2010, 3:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #64316

Mike’s not really bipolar, he’s just ****** at what the group is doing, ignoring or not noticing Daisy’s problems. He appears to be like me, believing GREATLY in the code of chivalry.

Skykitsune July 26, 2010, 3:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #67280

God I’m starting to hate Abbey. HE is the ignorant fool. How does he know whether or not Mike has tried to be a good friend? He doesn’t know everything about mike but he’s acting like he does and I HATE PEOPLE LIKE THAT!!!!! Grr, I feel angry… sorry for that I guess… -_-‘

muddkipz July 30, 2010, 6:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #68544

In my opinion, abbey is the only one with his head on straight. He picks up on things the others are oblivious to, and when he tries to point them out they ignore him until he goes all hulk smash on ‘um. Honestly, he’s got more patience than I would have. >.>

Ori August 2, 2010, 8:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #73010

Abbey… :D

Gaka August 11, 2010, 3:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #108479

…I don’t know who to side with… Umm… Go, Abbey?

RuBoo October 21, 2010, 1:17 AM EST.

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sammy October 23, 2010, 6:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #120651

I think you mean Abbey, not Mike.
Yes, another knight of chivalry, like myself.

X-Strike-Fire-Dragon November 7, 2010, 5:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #128564

He’s got some good points there. Maybe he should chill a bit…No, actually, I think this will be good for ol’ Mikey. He needs to learn to pay a bit more attention to people.

‘Course, he’s always been nice to Daisy, it’s really just her problem that ain’t enough. DICK MOVE ABBEY

SushiJaguar November 18, 2010, 4:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #131017

to be honest, i see a lot of myself in Abbey…

Nitron X November 21, 2010, 8:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #138701

It seems Mike is just oblivious when people arn’t standing right in front of him. When he actually SAW Daisy he would talk to her but once she left the group she kind of just slipped her mind

TheSandMan961 December 24, 2010, 11:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #140984

Is he really going to………..? No, he wouldn’t do that, not to Mike…….or would he?

sierra January 8, 2011, 11:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #153348

Abbey is a pretentious douche. No one should expect anyone to always be on the ball in every situation. Mike’s life doesn’t revolve around his friends. If you notice something wrong with a friend because of another friend, you bring it up. You don’t shout and curse and make accusations. If Mike didn’t notice, then it’s not his fault Abbey decided to stay quiet for so long. If Abbey was a good friend he would have tried harder to talk to Daisy instead of letting it get as bad as it did. Abbey screaming at Mike doesn’t solve anything, but it does had more tension to the already troubling situation. You could blame the folly of youth or bad writing. Your call.

:( March 25, 2011, 4:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #157867

I really despise you Abbey.

Cholleca April 21, 2011, 12:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #160999

OMG Abbey! Way to go! Jeez, it’s about time someone told Mike what’s up, instead of just admiring him like everyone else. Abbey is my new favorite character. Yaaaaaayyyyyyyz.

random internet loser May 12, 2011, 3:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #161918

I do agree with the previous poster “:(“, but only to a certain degree.

It IS kind of Mike’s fault for not realizing things sooner. While he’s been off in lolli-land, he never cares for his friends. Even Lucy has been getting a little neglected, DESPITE Mike’s obvious feelings for her. And yes, like Abbey said, it’s either Lucy or Sandy in Mike’s eyes. Whichever one is more convenient to him. He’s a douche bag, even if Abbey should have said something sooner. I’m glad someone finally called him out on it.

I’m conflicted with my feelings for Abbey…Is he a douche bag, or an honest to God person who sees people for what they really are?

Also, shouldn’t his shouting at Mike affect Mike’s overly sensitive ears? Continuity issues… :O

NintendoSegaSonyGuy May 18, 2011, 10:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #168529

Oh ****, this is where you apologize and leg it! Abbey is not gonna stay nice much longer, Mike :unsure:

Milos June 22, 2011, 5:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #174315

ok, so… now that mexican rat is yelling at mike for being friends with lucy?

how is having a best friend considered a “questionable relationship”?

wow, i am always amazed at the stupidity i witness by these characters.

Thanatos July 26, 2011, 3:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #176895

o you nkow what they say , if you tell the true you are an ******* , if you dont you are a liar .
so yay abby

______ August 13, 2011, 9:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #178582

For some reason when i read this I remembered the choir of “Bye,bye beautifull” by Nightwish

Ventuz August 24, 2011, 2:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #180036

Man, Abbey is one angry dograt.

He’s right, though. Mike, sweetie though he is, does take all his friends for granted. Given how everyone admires him without him even trying very hard, it’s not surprising. But at some point, he’s going to have to grow the heck up and learn to take responsibility for the effect he has on others.

Been there myself.

Fruvous September 1, 2011, 3:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #188717

“How can you justify ignoring a person in need just because you don’t love her?”

Tell that to new Mike. That might straighten him out.

Rockin' Gamma November 6, 2011, 12:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #191643

ditto taeshi just ditto :smirk:

luvercandy November 18, 2011, 6:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #194700

Actually, I think I’m on Abbey’s side in this one. I’ve been thinking this for a long time. They shouldn’t ignore their friends just because they aren’t ‘interested’ in them. So I say this:
GO ABBEY GO! You tell ‘em! Now, do the same to Paulo!!

Juliannie November 29, 2011, 4:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #198861

And this is the fatal flaw of Mike all throughout, it seems.

Bwar! December 10, 2011, 11:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #204106

I agree with Mike. U cant please every1 that needs help. i think Abbey is being a dick.

NinjaMan1 January 1, 2012, 5:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #207676

Uh! What the heck happened to Abbey! He…then…uhg! I can’t explain it!
Furious Abbey

Can'tstopreading! February 3, 2012, 2:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #213140

“how can you justify ignoring a person in need just because you don’t love her?” nice bit of foreshadowing if you think about it

i don't know April 1, 2012, 1:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #215948

Ignorance is a trait, not a decision. Abbey is being a jerk, he can enlighten Mike to his situation and what is going on but he really shouldn’t make false accusations and shout about it. Mike is a little ignorant at times I suppose, but we all have out faults don’t we?

The Guy in the Background May 7, 2012, 6:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #225869

My life story here. And I’m only 11. The times I hate my ****ing life.

Ryan W August 21, 2012, 3:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #236072

Like you said, Abbey is MAAAAAAAD. Remember that breaking point I mentioned a while back, and how scary I can be despite my much weaker and kinder appearance and personality? Yeah, he’s there. Even he isn’t as kind and weak as I seem. He at least punches people when they do something rude. All I have to do is jab somebody and people freak out. Whether it’s my sisters claiming I hit them harder than I thought, or somebody freaking out and saying something like “Whoa, no need to be so harsh!” when all I really did was give a light punch that wouldn’t even hurt ME, people always freak out. And so when I get mad, you do not want to be in the same room, because I have been told that when I’m angry, I can be LOUD if I need to be, I can get violent if I am ignored or not listened to and apparently my “getting violent” can be more painful than one would think, I can withstand more strength/force/impacts that one would think, and I can basically be FREAKING SCARY. I am seriously glad I have this advantage, because I would REALLY hate myself if I didn’t.

I'll Eat Yourself January 8, 2013, 7:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #238825

Abbey, really. There is absolutely no call for anyone to have to see to every single little need of their friends’ lives. Mike has his own problems; he can be forgiven for not noticing that one of his several friends is acting slightly differently. The Battle of Britain was the world’s first pure air battle, resulting in perhaps the salvation of Britain with the cancellation of Operation Sealion. Nobody besides the person themself and perhaps close family is actually responsible for a person’s well-being and happiness. Mike does not need to immediately drop everything to comfort Daisy. Plus, hypocrite, you should not be talking about “paying attention only to potential love interests”… not with what happens later between Daisy and you!

Comrade February 13, 2013, 11:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #246114

Why does everyone keep hating on Mikes ignorance? Ignorance causes harm but not cruelty. Only knowledge can bring cruelty.

Misanthrope May 20, 2013, 8:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #260129

Abbey is angry , better ruuuuuuunn~

Shadow September 24, 2013, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #268216

Ironically, Abbey is being a slight hypocrite. Notice how he’s focusing more on Daisy’s problem than Paulo’s, whom he barely mentioned.
Yet, it is true that Mike should’ve noticed if one of his friends is not around as much, simply not feeling good should be obvious.
But, it is true his ignorance of Paulo and Daisy is most likely subcontious, and ignorance isn’t a choice someone can make. It’s sometimes hard to tell if a friend is sad.
Yet, at this point, Mike took it the wrong way.

Obsidian November 27, 2013, 6:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #297046

Abbey is becoming Abraham in this one

HappyThyExceed April 13, 2015, 8:59 AM EST.

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