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Veronica: My god the eleventh panel is all levels of awkward, especially for Lucy. She looks really weird, but hey we’re getting to a pretty angsty point now.

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Comment ID #5159

I wouldn’t know, but is this kind of like divorce counseling?

WOW geek April 17, 2010, 7:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #9265

yes it is actually

bored April 27, 2010, 5:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #18490

Awwwwwww this is so SAD. :’(

CuteFuzzyWerewolf May 9, 2010, 2:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #22366

I love the way he prepared for a punch in the first panel.

Michael May 16, 2010, 6:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #22369

lol he did the right thing,by preparing that is

Idiot May 16, 2010, 7:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #27586

Yikes, this is a serious wake up call, huh?

Dragonglare May 26, 2010, 4:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #45448

lol big middle fingers on panel 1

ProYiffer June 17, 2010, 3:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #60636

You really nailed Lucy’s expression on panel 4

Somedude July 17, 2010, 5:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #67483

she likes him

j the fourth July 30, 2010, 3:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #72771

Zach is just awesome

Joe Schmo August 10, 2010, 2:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #81510

Duuuuude, just because you know a girl for a week doesn’t mean you can offer her life advice… Especially by starting off saying her love interest hates her.

Rawrd00d August 25, 2010, 9:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #87832

This is pretty damn hard on Lucy, but it has to be said. Someone needs to make her realize what’s going on before it’s to late and at this point Zach is the only one to do it.

Jimbo September 8, 2010, 1:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #101680

Finally we’ve got a guy who can cut really deep into lucy’s feelings, not even mike can do that…..Thnx 4 existing Zachary….you just got the whole thing started for me….

Tstriker1 October 7, 2010, 3:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #120111

probably 21 years old, but Zach is a wise guy :3

Dey-Chan November 6, 2010, 6:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #124476

decision time Lucy

X-Strike-Fire-Dragon November 13, 2010, 2:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #128738

Why the hell does no—one ever tell the clear-cut truth in these stories? Even Zach is ballsing it up! Mike doesn’t hate her, he just thinks she cares only for herself! He said as much, and now Zach is ****ing around.

He transferred from the Hall of Epic to the Broom Cupboard of Epic Failures.

SushiJaguar November 18, 2010, 7:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #140971

Die zach, die!!!!!

Neverrmore January 8, 2011, 7:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #143416

at least he’s facing the facts: in real life, the tsundere chick cant be a bitch and still get the dude :D

TheShadowMonster January 23, 2011, 5:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #146419

Lucy just had that moment of, “Oh ****, he’s right!”

Jack February 9, 2011, 6:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #148613

i was getting the pictures for the dub while reading it again then all of a sudden “i want you” from across the universe plays IT WAS HILARIOUS xD

lt_amazil February 20, 2011, 5:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #149028

First david mentally wrecks paulo and now zachs pulling the same cards on lucy? Goodness.

toddymon February 23, 2011, 12:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #150753


even though I don’t ‘support’ MikexSandy, I despise MikexLucy, so I don’t want Lucy to get with Mike for spite’s sake :)

ben.duffa-kover March 7, 2011, 11:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #150816

Just stop talking now Zach -_-

blackmage March 8, 2011, 5:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #151431

aw poor lil lucy finally realising the truth :( so sad

furrypanther March 11, 2011, 3:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #152216

Oh crap. Another one putting doubts inta your head.

Riverwing March 17, 2011, 5:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #152444

I agree a little bit with ben.duffa. I also love how cool and calm Zach keeps on being this far!

Amy March 18, 2011, 9:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #155053

Wait a second…If Zach (or how ever you spell it) Is wearing a shirt.
Does that mean that the other guys are naked? Just noticed it now.


Blazer787 April 2, 2011, 9:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #162447

I noticed that too. It’s pretty strange. Catherine also wears clothes, for some inexplicable reason.

Anyway, Zach is so true. I do not support LucyXMike. Here’s some good reasons. Zach is pointing all the doubts and downsides, isn’t he? HA! Poor Lucy is finally getting some lessons in her own reasons, isn’t she?

NintendoSegaSonyGuy May 21, 2011, 2:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #167428

Lucy, “You Cant Handle the Truth!!”

Ven June 16, 2011, 5:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #168214

Adults always wear more than kids. well,most of the time

Tokoz June 20, 2011, 7:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #168657

My god, I seriously cannot understand what he told her in the last panel, I’ve read it like five times and don’t get it. Furious Abbey

Milos June 23, 2011, 11:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #170962

Dialogue is too forced here.

Fuzzles July 6, 2011, 12:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #173883

See, Lucy? You’ll never have Mike and it’s your own damn fault.

Luke July 24, 2011, 8:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #173943

Damn you Zachery. DAMN YOU.

There is a perfectly good chance. If you plant this notion, it will make it ALL THE HARDER to get to it!

She needs to learn this, but NOT THIS WAY.

Zachery: least favorite character.

Biblioholic July 25, 2011, 1:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #175003

Ouch. You can feel the hurt.

TastedLikeCake August 1, 2011, 2:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #177193

@Biblioholic— You seem a bit biased. Better hearing it from him than from Mike, right?

Flara August 15, 2011, 11:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #180362

OK, Zach is clearly just around to advance the character plot by blurting stuff out that need to be said but wouldn’t naturally come from the usual cast.

Don’t hate on him for that, folks. It’s not his fault.

Fruvous September 4, 2011, 1:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #183263

That was just harsh

Blackheart September 27, 2011, 9:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #183264

Just Harsh :unsure:

Blackheart September 27, 2011, 9:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #193663

… Eheh…

For the record, the first read-through I was a little ****** that this was clearly being set up to make Mike become a giant dick. I saw the friendship splintering and saw this moment instantly as the one that was planting the seed for the final act to sunder their friendship. So yeah. I blamed Zach. I was biased by anger.

But I see where Zach fits now, and honestly he’s got a good heart in ‘im. So he isn’t my least favorite character.

That spot is reserved for… Uhhh…

… actually, I don’t think I hate any of the characters except Katie. No excuse for her. Mike might on occasion make me angry sometimes, but he’s… got his own misguided reasons.

There’s no excuse for complete and utter willful stupidity, though.

Biblioholic November 25, 2011, 10:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #207772

This is getting to be a fun-filled,tear-jerker. I’m filled with suspense now! I’m very curious as to what else of Lucy and Mike’s mysterious relationship will be said and revealed

Ushio February 4, 2012, 2:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #214204

I KNEW IT!!!!!! Mike hates lucy! ._.

Fire Pelle April 12, 2012, 11:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #223242

AWWWWWWW HELL NO! He did not just say that!

zachisapedo July 20, 2012, 6:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #224788

i don’t think the 11th panel is awkward it just kinda screams “I WILL TEAR YOUR FACE OFF”

PANTSoNtHEgROUND August 8, 2012, 3:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #226838

Yoda>Lily>Zach, the wisest.
Magikarp>David>Mike, the clueless.

Someone September 1, 2012, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #285138

Did anyone else notice that Lucy’s claws came out?

Mari August 10, 2014, 10:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #298761

STOP BRAKING LUCY, she’s supposed to do all the ***-kicking… Not the stuff Mikie is supposed to do ._.

Si'Rakasdarg May 9, 2015, 4:50 AM EST.

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