AX, July 5–8

51. A Distance Apart, chapter posted 11/18/09

Page 7 of 14

A Distance Apart — Page 7
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Author commentary

Veronica: Hey, even more setting change! Since the day is meant to be progressing right now like the usual “BEGINNING OF THE NEW SCHOOL” comics, like introducing the teachers. One thing I noticed in my High School was that teachers would repeat.. which is why the three other teachers have returned. It’s not really a concept of being lazy ;.; or maybe it is BUT THOSE ARE MY REASONS

enjoy lucy being a tsundereeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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Reader comments

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Comment ID #150

Lol, emo lucy rocks! (and is scary, errrrrrr….)

Ah, is snowing there in apple country?

Ana (Knux-the-killer) December 2, 2009, 3:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #151

aww…I love the little Abby and Daisy holding hands as they run! so cute.
Mike is such a meanie here! poor Lucy, she only wants to spill her heart out. >.>

you’re a master at creating suspense!

Ally December 2, 2009, 3:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #152

I actually had a friend who confessed this way back in middle school. They are still dating.

Gabriel Kaxbe December 2, 2009, 4:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #153

Ah, Mike, you should be a bitch more often!

Skyen December 2, 2009, 5:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #154

is David chasing Sue? xD or maybe I am just imagening things x3
ah- what’s she going to say, what’s she going to say Dx suspense indeed~

Lisa December 2, 2009, 8:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #155

Okay, I totally agree with Skyen about Mike. Hehe~

Anyways, I love how you drew the little stretch of the pathway with everyone running — Daisy and Abbey were especially cute — and expressions from both Lucy and Mike really bring it together. It’s like… I can feel what Lucy feels (I hope that came out coherently). -coddles her- She really is being a tsundere girl, isn’t she~~?

Beside thatttt~ I have to say, Mike, you pwn. I’m serious. You can run BACKWARDS, maintain EPIC stances, and CHAT without having to catch your breath. Athletic little kitten youuu~

Okay, I’m rambling a little. I’ll comment next page. :3

Amber December 2, 2009, 11:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #156

Tsundere’s are the shiz xD

Wait till she totally just loses her mind and kills all the school.

Yandere/Tsundere = EPIC

SereneHeaven December 3, 2009, 2:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #157

Saaaay it, saaaaay ittttt~!!!

TakuniChan (Lindsay) December 4, 2009, 2:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #160

Ana: Not snowing yet! I heard it might snow on Saturday night, which is cool because Saturday is my birthday so it’s like the world is giving me a present!

Lisa: David is actually trying to push Sue forward so that she keeps up with the group (since she’s not as speedy as the others in front), she’s trying to keep herself balanced.. David is just being overexcited and doesn’t mean to hurt her.

you’re all awesome~!!

Taeshi December 4, 2009, 11:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #1537

Ah ha. Mike must be a ninja. Who else can run backwards? If there’s a Halloween comic he better be in a black full body ninja outfit.

Kan March 16, 2010, 2:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #2402

Huh. I just noticed: Mike is now the irritable, bitchy one, and Lucy is the quiet one who just wants to be understood. It’s like they swapped personality types since the beginning of the comic!

Or maybe I’m crazy... O~O

Solario the Visored April 2, 2010, 8:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #2597

No, she only just realized how dumb she was being after she had broken his will to put up with her. It was kinda… too little, too late at that point.

waffle911 April 4, 2010, 9:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #2988

Running backwards AWESOME not exactly an easy task while still maintaining a decent speed

Nite April 9, 2010, 4:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #9567

i can run backwards, but rocks hate me so i dont

bored April 28, 2010, 6:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #12591

I just have to look out for obstacles. Did the mile run backwards.

UNIT2960 May 2, 2010, 1:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #60639

lol.shes older than before look at those wrinkles (the teacher)

weeeee! July 17, 2010, 5:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #61379

The kids look fatter then before? Take a look at yourself, teach

Banana-kun July 19, 2010, 6:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #65747

holy crap running backwards mike looks epic.

earth July 28, 2010, 3:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #69526

Hehe, I may not be the fastest runner at my school, but I’m agile enough to where I’m the fastest backwards runner.

Skykitsune August 4, 2010, 6:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #87799

Mike’s a ninja

Shadow September 8, 2010, 12:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #99379

Ffffffff, I LOVE the expressions in this one :O You captured each feeling perfectly ^^

PotatoMuffin October 2, 2010, 10:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #105012

Ah Mike.. Such an ***.

Luio October 13, 2010, 10:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #110018

@ Skykitsune: Backwards running is fun, fast, and easy! No need to worry about falling on your face!

RuBoo October 23, 2010, 7:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #128804

What’s a Tsundere?

I can see Tripturtle making a re-appearance. I can run backwards like that, too. But I have to look where I’m going.

SushiJaguar November 18, 2010, 8:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #131583


Ciz123 November 22, 2010, 3:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #138672

Mike is so cool with his backwards running (:

Meow December 24, 2010, 9:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #139804

Aha, see, *now* Michael’s being a *********. I knew it couldn’t last forever.

Curious how it’s right AFTER Lucy stops being a wretched harpy that he has to get all that sand up his mangina, though…

SecondReversal December 31, 2010, 7:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #144925


YOU FOOLS!!!! February 1, 2011, 1:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #148488

SecondReversal, THANK YOU! You summed up all my feelings in 22 words!

GoodBurger February 19, 2011, 1:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #151116

Michael doesn’t have arms in the first panel, but the rest of the people have…

Joakim March 9, 2011, 10:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #159153

Mike is BEAST, running backwards! :D

KillerCobraZ117 April 27, 2011, 9:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #162530

Mike is a showoff, running like that backwards. It’s not even like he has to slow down to turn around, or stop completely. He just skips, spins lightly in the air, then…I’m impressed. :O

Lucy, spill the beans already. Please, do us all a huge favor. Please.

NintendoSegaSonyGuy May 21, 2011, 1:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #164233

Is it just me, or are Katie and Stacy walking? Then again, Stacy was in that sentence, so does anyone care?

42 May 30, 2011, 3:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #164393

Wow Mike, whata douche move… And is it me, or did the PE teacher herself look abit out of shape?

Blackstar May 31, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #167453

I love the p.e. teacher’s HD look. 8-D

Ben(WP) June 16, 2011, 8:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #174967

Mike, you’re quite the dick.

StarSturdy July 31, 2011, 6:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #179462

Me: Damn, that is one bad mutha-
Mike fangirls: SHUT YO MOUTH!
Me: i’m only talkin’ ‘bout Mikey
Fangirls: We can dig it…

Redneck August 30, 2011, 2:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #186739

Mike is awesome.

CSchlotterer October 24, 2011, 9:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #208617

Michael Jackson can moonwalk,now Mike can do a moonrun(Bustered)

SGRTC February 10, 2012, 11:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #213147

Noodles. sit down is my favorite line in this chapter and dont so no but augustus is a pretty cool charater. along side with lucy. I HATE MIKE.>:) BWAHAHAHAHA

nomoe28 April 1, 2012, 4:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #221473

The Hell happend to Mike’s arms in the first panel?!! O.O

Death of Ink July 8, 2012, 11:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #229579

lucy u are a genius, have a calm chat at gym class oh yes! Mike why so upset, she is being nice but i luv how even running backwards he is faster XD

Ake October 1, 2012, 8:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #260249

Love this page

Shadow September 25, 2013, 9:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #260572

Im telling you its the scarf it has to be possessed with some kind of vile and malicious spirt. Wash that **** with cold holy water! NOW!

Ros September 29, 2013, 4:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #284446

Yay another backwerd’s runner im not alone on this world

TemplarArchon July 28, 2014, 6:46 PM EST.

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