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Veronica: Pretty harsh.

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Comment ID #186595

Ah, Augustus, that face. And oh those words of wisdom to that bitch Lucy, mmmm oh yes. Favorite page lacking Jasmine ever, mmmm.

Ace October 24, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #186596

Oh my

Damn Lucy, Augustus is not taking any of your ****. Panel 5 seems to sum it all up. He’s absolutely right too, and he doesn’t dance around the subject or anything. This is exactly what Lucy needed to hear/ this is how she needed to hear it.

Loving the expressions on this page, especially Lucy’s in the final panel.

Shada October 24, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #186597

Ooo. Some tough words there, Augustus.
Lucy should buck up though.

GrassyGrass October 24, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #186598

Well, that was not what I expected. I hope we will see a bit more of Augustus’ backstory in the next few pages, that would really stretch this chapter over a lot of angst; Abbey and his past, Mike and Lucy, and now hopefully Augustus. That would have to be a record for the most angst in ten pages, right?

I was watching a movie, and when it finished I realized that there was about 10 mins until midnight, so I decided to wait until the next update. That did NOT feel like 10 minutes.

The Swimmer October 24, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #186599

ouch, harsh there boss.

jamie mac October 24, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #186600

The sad thing is, he’s absolutely right.


Sparkfur October 24, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #186601

Yeah… That awkward moment…
Ouch Augustus… but it’s true. It’s ridiculous how teens take their lives for ‘crushes.’

Shelbii October 24, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #186602

That’s very harsh indeed, but I have to agree with him. I mean poor Lucy, but, at least in my oppinion, there is never a good reason to kill yourself. Hopefully Augustus’s strong choice of words doesn’t make things worse. Thanks for the page Taeshi.

Deuce Moose October 24, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #186603

Wow, third person to post. It’s true though. :unsure:

Monanniverse October 24, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #186604

…Ouch. Long fight sequence anyone?

Some Newbie October 24, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #186605

Thanks, Augustus. Slap some sense into her. Sorry if it’s harsh, but he’s right.

zorak October 24, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #186606

Told you he was an orphan.

Kikren October 24, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #186607

Jerk’s a jerk, but the jerk’s got a point in there. Somewhere.

DavCube October 24, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #186608


ThatOtherMichael October 24, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #186609

doesnt anyone remember when Augustus said back when daisy ran off with Abbey “green eyes is gonna get it” or something like that? im worried this might be leading up to that… :unsure:

CaptainMorgan October 24, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #186610

Wow, that is harsh but very affective….I am starting to like Augustus now.

Darf14 October 24, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #186611

Wow. She has been whiny, I guess.

Helicuor October 24, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #186612

He has a point. :/

But that’s Augusts for you! A good reality slap! Lucy needed that. Not that I didn’t feel for her at Mikes cold shoulder and it is hard to let go, nobody should be hung up to the point of being dysfunctional.

Jax October 24, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #186613

Augustus puts teenage angst in perspective. Lucy would be wise to take those words for what they are.

At the same time, they are cold comfort for this circumstance. It sucks even for adults to be rejected, regardless of whether or not they have the kinds of things Augustus mentions.

revengineer October 24, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #186614

that… is EXACTLY how I feel about someone who wants to friggen kill themselves cause they feel down. BOO HOO HOO

for once I agree with final fantasy cat.

SXR123 October 24, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #186615

aaaaah….Augustus has a point…but then, he also doesn’t have a point

Nate October 24, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #186616

uh oh….

Day~Day October 24, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #186617

daw Agustus I feel sorry for him he didn’t deserve what happened with Daisy lucy you stuck your paw too far and he’s right <3<3<3<<3

Rozen October 24, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #186618

I’ve had to tell this too many times to too many people.

Honestly, it’s not the end of the world.

Augustus gets 3 points in my book.

Bubzgonzola October 24, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #186619

Wow Augustus just became my new favourite character.


Aquati October 24, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #186620

BTW, what is with the “you want to die” bit? Lucy never even hinted at having suicidal thoughts. Is Augustus trying to plant some ideas? Or is it just a window into his own way of thinking?

EDIT: Oh, is Lucy saying she wants to give up everything, period? I thought it was just concerning Mike.

revengineer October 24, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #186621

Oh my, very curious to see Augustus’ living conditions now.

Bridgeotto October 24, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #186622

Sheesh, not sugar coating anything are you Augustus?

TheMysteriousMan October 24, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #186623

Oooh then he’s going to tell Mike to help Lucy and to not ignore her anymore and so that Lucy won’t kill herself, Mike being the stubbon bitch he is won’t help her 8-D

Bittersweet PauloxLucy October 24, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #186624

Agustus better knock some sense into Lucy. Being depressed about rejection is one thing, but to think suicide is the answer is COMPLETELY stupid.

NITWITT October 24, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #186625

What will happen when Mike comes back…

marmar October 24, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #186626

Augustus, you raise excellent points, but being -that- blunt with Lucy is not a good idea. :unsure:
Also, is he an orphan and/or homeless perhaps?

JD October 24, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #186627

Stop thinking of Mike as if he’s everything, Lucy! He’s just a jerk after all ;)
Learn from the Final Fantasy Cat >:D

LucyxAugustus fan

Upa!!! October 24, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #186628

Mean, but absolutely true. *Sigh*, Lucy just needs to learn to grow up, and move on. That said, Mike isn’t really helping the process. He needs to acknowledge Lucy as a friend and equal, and stop treating her like a spoiled child. That’s the only way those two will ever be able to get through this with their friendship, and their sanity for that matter, intact.

Kakashi October 24, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #186629

Well… damn never knew he had it in him. :O

See a few more emotions of Augustus in this page
1st Panel: Worried
5th Panel: Shocked
6th and 7th Panel: Determination (?)

Seems “FFC” does have feelings… just isn’t able to express them well… I can relate to that.

Truth hurts… don’t it? Makes you wonder if he’s going to give the same talk to Mike.

His mouth looks a bit off in panel 7… maybe too small… it just looks odd to me don’t kill me Taeshi! D:

…wait… maybe it’s just me or Augustus may have offically revealed some info about his life. :x I guess it’s debatible…

Blue Sly October 24, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #186630

BUUUUUUT Lucy-dear isn’t taking her friend’s help sooo, maybe that’s why she’s stuck with Maishul-dear :O

Bittersweet PauloxLucy October 24, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #186631

Augustus`s words put two things in my mind: A horrible win or a great fail.

I`m @wesome October 24, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #186632

He has a point, definitely. But if she WAS suggesting that she was contemplating suicide…is telling her she’s “absolutely worthless” the best response to that? :(

Soleil October 24, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #186633

Seriously people, Augustus isn’t going to help Lucy. It’s his mission to make her and Mike suffer for beating up Alejandro, remember?

The Observer October 24, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #186634

Why i love this comic. its got the drama and comedy thats in our favorite books and shows but it also incorporates how close to depicting real life a story can get. There are the moments that compare to each style of story telling and this is the one that relates to standard life. The angst filled drama that relationships create and the reaction the victim carries out because of them. Lucy i no where near a bad case of the angst. She is only seeking attention thus making the angst worse more over but maybe she isn’t conscious of that yet. Augustus obviously sees this. Tell her what she needs to hear. ;)

XRT SuperSonic October 24, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #186635

Unlike some who seem to enjoy the grilling of Lucy, simply because. I see it as him just trying to make her see that a guy not returning her feelings isn’t the end of the world like so many teenage girls do these days. So he’s just annoyed maybe that she’s looking at it so close-mindedly as, oh wwoe is me, I am unloved by a man I feel emotion for. And I don’t think she meant suicide. Geez you guys jump to conclusions. Giving up has more than one meaning. It can simply mean just closing yourself off. Which is social suicide, but, that’s just a form of giving up on everything. Yes she’s being an emo whiny teenager. But guess what? There are loads of girls out there like that everyday. I think we all need an Augustus when we have a little moment where we act like an emotional brat. So slam a Faygo, calm yo tits and enjoy the comic. No need to find useless joy over one character being reprimanded for their words. Also, Augustus did say that she said she wanted to die. So, see? Even characters jump to conclusions. How wonderful. Although it was written that way. Don’t say she’s suicidal until she actually SAYS she wants to die. Geez. T3T

You Lucy haters are just, getting a bit intense, don’t you think?

Rabbid Kitteh October 24, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #186636

Wow, Augustus has issues.

Xenos October 24, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #186637

I’m really loving this style, it all flows together so nicely and the expressions on Augustus are priceless XD

Augustus you’re a mean, totally awesome wise guy
Lucy just needs to grow up, she shouldn’t go all emo just becaue Mike’s acting all *******
Suck it up Lucy, it could be alot worse

Augustus and Lucy , best characters ever!

XandyPants October 24, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #186638

Augustus does not pity losers.

Lion October 24, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #186639

I will admit that Lucy really needed that wake up call.

However, at the same time, Augustus was a little harsh. It’s probably just his nature, but still. Harsh. xD

Skygaze October 24, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #186640

Stern treatment…effective (start super effective jokes) but risky this will go to one of two extremes…

DinR October 24, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #186641

he gone walk in and rather not care, or punch Auggie hard. Its to be expected Lucy would be upset, though. Go to someplace where everythings not safe, never sure if you’ll live past tomorrow, and you’ll feel bad for every time you’ve cried. People need to learn its okay to be sad. But nobody really helped Lucy except a few of her friends… she’s been flying solo. Or I forgot some times. Whatevs.
Excited for the next page sooo very much!

Ranki October 24, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #186642

That’s ONE way to deal with a suicidal person I guess…
Dammit Augustus don’t bring in the big picture here! You’ll ruin the high school drama Furious Abbey

Balfred October 24, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #186643

I can understand why Augustus is being very serious about this because Lucy doesn’t realize how good she has it.

Confectionary October 24, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #186644

To those saying how Lucy should just buck up and that she has no reason to be so depressed, how do you think it would feel to have your best friend and secret love interest(as in you keep it to yourself that your in love with them) for as long as you remember go from being there and supporting you when you need it and just being a good friend in general to avoiding you, never talking to you unless necessary, and just overall hating you with every fiber of their being? And not only was he her [i]first[/i] friend, and best friend, he was her [i]only[/i] friend for quite a while as well, making the blow all the more severe. If that doesn’t affects you, and you could just shrug that off as if it’s nothing… then you are stronger than most.

ihonestlycan'tthinkofone October 24, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #186645

Lucy should man up and then the two should bother Mike.They could hold hands and skip out of the boring library and Mike can isolate himself some more and be on his period and do the damn project alone.

JL October 24, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #186646

damn yo

I do agree though, I really don’t like people who are all ”I hate the world” because the person they like won’t return their feelings. There are people who are in much worse conditions who deserve to actually say that.

BUT ANYWAY I love the way Augustus was drawn in the 1st panel

Memory Anemone October 24, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #186647

Considering his situation though, you can’t nlame Augustus for being POed at her at like that. Besides, the harsh trurh is always the best.

Dracain October 24, 2011, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #186648

Thank god, exactly what she needs to hear.

Delusional October 24, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #186649

You could have said it a little nicer… But, this IS Lucy. Be as harsh as you want!

WoWBrony October 24, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #186650


Necessary likely but harsh…

DiDi October 24, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #186651

i think the point here is that she loved mike, and depended on him. She feels utterly alone now, but in all honesty I think she said she’d end it all just to be dramatic, i doubt she really would. There are just different breaking points for different people.

moo October 24, 2011, 12:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #186652

I am lovin this library. Instantaneous Random Posters everywhere :D

Musashi October 24, 2011, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #186653

truth is alwas harsh, but the necesary truth is to be said infornt of the person and to e said loud an clear or else they won get it.

john October 24, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #186654

Well, she didn’t say she wanted to kill herself, just that she’s ready to give up “everything,” whatever that is. It could mean a lot of things. Its not so much the fact that he’s giving her a a reality check that bothers me, but the little zinger he just had to add. Calling her worthless is a bit much.

BlueSaved October 24, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #186655

First world problems sighted off the starboard bow! Prepare the harshness!

Kjh242 October 24, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #186656

Lucy is having a severe case of Character Development Poisoning or CDP. Symptoms include depression, suicidal thoughts, and turning to antagonists for emotional guidance.

ultimateZ October 24, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #186657

Lucy’s angst knows no bounds. Time for Augustus to set some goddamn bounds.

CriticalQuit October 24, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #186658


thatoneguy October 24, 2011, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #186659

She needed this.

Baeleox October 24, 2011, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #186661

Suicidal lucy? Oh dear…. :(

Redneck October 24, 2011, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #186662

Haha! Teenaged girls…

Jake October 24, 2011, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #186663

Lucy needed a reality check, but sheesh, calling her worthless?
Ouch, Augustus.

Milly October 24, 2011, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #186664

Unlike half the people on here, I actually don’t want to see Lucy sass back. I want to see her get hurt and actually consider what Augustus was saying. It really is the true. Yes his message was delivered harshly, but that is exactly what Lucy needs. On top of that if Augustus were to tell her “nicely” that would be out of character. l:

Anonymus October 24, 2011, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #186665

I love you, Augustus. I think you need to talk to one of my friends.

I don’t have much sympathy for people who constantly complain or make empty suicide threats about stupid relationship problems. My patience with that has been worn thin.

causticAntilogy October 24, 2011, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #186666

the bad kind of suicide girl. not that mike isn’t being a giant butt face, but damn enough is enough.

kaze October 24, 2011, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #186667

Its ok Lucy, I still love you!

oh crap, I’m turning into Carter

Scaught October 24, 2011, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #186668

I know Augustus is not going to be 100% of an ally to Lucy or anyone else, sure, and he’s not exactilly on the right track in life for whatever reason, but he’s probably not that bad of a guy. I mean, he is genuinely attached to, and likes, Daisy even after that whole fiasco he caused, and is even sorry for it. And now he’s sort sort of verbally slapping Lucy in the face because he thought that she was going to kill herself, and just gave her reasons not too. And he’s not even trying/wants to be her friend, either.

She probably wasn’t thinking among those lines, or maybe she was, but she’s in a bad spot over Mike. Augustus is just trying to get her to snap out of it and get over him before she does something stupid (remember what almost happened with Paolo?). In his own way of course, since he just wanted to make her feel bad, not have her kill herself.

I like Lucy, I really do, but I think she really needed to hear this. And Augustus just happened to be that guy. I hope this is the chap where Lucy gets out of her funk

Subaru October 24, 2011, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #186669

I hate you Augustus. I just hate you.

Atlas October 24, 2011, 12:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #186670

The truth always hurts
I love the expressions in this page though

Maxie October 24, 2011, 12:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #186671

Oh Lucy. Silly silly girl. I actually would like to see how everyone reacts to her actually killing herself. Inb4flame.

MiM October 24, 2011, 12:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #186672

Yes. Just yes.

Everything Augustus is saying is true, Lucy. Your life isn’t as terrible as you make it out to be.

Flara October 24, 2011, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #186673

Ah, the return of Mike’s bag into this page, after it’s long and exhausting journey, that if chronicled, would take three long chapters to tell the whole story. But THAT dear friends, is a story for another time.

carcinoGeneticist October 24, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #186674

Oh, goodness. Augustus, you man, you.
I say the same thing to everybody wailing about their relationships.

Lion October 24, 2011, 12:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #186675

I am LOVING this new style. Lucy’s face in the second panel? CUTE! Augustus’ ‘WTF’ face? AMAZING! Oh this page…I…I want to lather myself in it’s amazingness. It came early here too! YAY!

PanPan October 24, 2011, 12:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #186676

Yep! this is actually why I think staying around Augustus is better for Lucy than anything else right now, He’s blunt and abrasive, he’s making her face and grow past her issues. I get the feeling that if this picks up more…Lucy might even learn how to swim…..:)

Vega October 24, 2011, 12:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #186677

Someone give me a shotgun. I need to kill Mike and Augustus…

Necrology October 24, 2011, 12:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #186678

It’s a trap that several people that were born into relative comfort, myself included, are often prone to falling into. With lack of any real hard-hitting problems (i.e. poverty, lack of food or shelter, abusive relatives, etc.), it’s much easier to get hung up on what are, relatively speaking, smaller problems like relationships. Lucy’s got some issues yeah, but she’s still pretty high up on her needs ladder, pretty much padlocked on the ‘love & companionship’ rung.

Now, her lack of perspective hardly excuses her of anything. Mike treating her the way he does now, regardless of whatever history they may have, isn’t something that she should just take, and he’s certainly not someone she should want to associate herself with. I won’t say she has no right to feel the way she does, she’s just gotta learn that things could be a lot worse for her than a simple case of unrequited love.

I know there’s some bad dealings coming along for Augustus to be a part of, and I know he’s been part of some pretty shifty stuff as it is. But stuff like this does give me some measure of respect for the guy. I still can’t say I like him, and none of this excuses the way he was trying to manipulate Daisy, but, at his core, I don’t think he’s really a bad person.

Daeva October 24, 2011, 12:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #186679

What can I say, truth hurts sometimes (though the way he said it was kind of harsh).

Rob October 24, 2011, 1:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #186680

THANK YOU AUGUSTUS JESUS CHRIST. Someone needed to say it already.
lucy goddamn you /need/ augustus
He’s the only one who can tell her these things apparently. Hopefully she begins to get her head on straight.

Toffee October 24, 2011, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #186681

Nope… He’s no substitute Lily… ._.

Luigifan October 24, 2011, 1:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #186682

*sigh* I have the same problem… Even tho I still….3
But it sure is harch… :(
Could this day get any better!

Leen619 October 24, 2011, 1:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #186683

Damn straight nigga, mhmm.

anonymous2 October 24, 2011, 1:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #186684

**** you SXR123. My best friend drove into a semi because he was down about getting blindsided by his first love. Junior in college. Not everyone is the same. Some people you can give a reality check but other people you can’t short of sending them to get help.

Ven October 24, 2011, 1:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #186685

It is hard sometimes to truly understand that people have it harder then you. But that is just are nature, because every human being is isolated to his or her own experiences in life. We hear about people who live in poverty, starvation, who have lost loved ones, who live in war torn countries, but the reason we are able to tune it out, sleep at night, and think that are lives are so difficult is because most people are alienated from those concepts, they do not understand or even begin to conceive these things because they have never experienced them. For most young people in our society the greatest hardships they experience are relationships, school, work, peer pressure, etc, and it can seem at times like the world is coming to an end and that they just want to end it, but that is only because that is the maximum threshold that has been set due to the fact that they live in a community where they are unlikely to experience worse. For some it is enough to see or hear it for them to learn but for the majority of others it is necessary to feel it, like a child who needs to touch a stove element to know it is hot. To concluded, I wish to give a message to anyone how has ever thought of suicide, like I have at one time: If you are feeling depressed doing what you are doing now, STOP. If you are unable to go on living for your own sake, then try living for others. Pursue something in life because you feel it will be helping others first, not yourself first. Suicide may be the easy way out for yourself, but it condemns all of those who know and love you, and all those you could have helped.

Joel October 24, 2011, 1:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #186686

When you’re a little kid yeah it’s like that but it’s a whole different story when you get out in the big world.

Ven October 24, 2011, 1:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #186687

Damn Augustus, what a way to tell her off and keep her in line.

SAXsamus October 24, 2011, 1:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #186688

Yeah, I have been in that kind of situations many times.
In HIS position.

Russiarules1 October 24, 2011, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #186689

And yeah Joel I completely agree with you. My best friend’s death was hard on so many people in his home town. People never realize how many people would be affected by their death. It could completely change their outlook on life knowing you were there one day, talking and laughing, and the next just not there anymore.

Ven October 24, 2011, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #186690

Huh wasnt expecting the suciede card until closer to the end of the series as the alleged “bad ending”. Lucy needs to see a therapist, like legitly

Chellby October 24, 2011, 1:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #186691

I’ve never liked people who threaten and whine about ending it all. The people I’ve met have only ever wanted pity and attention. And really? Being rejected is why you’re going to do yourself in? At least make it a reason that makes sense. That’s like saying you want to end it all because your mom made you salad for dinner and it’s your least favorite meal. Over dramatic.

Even though I love Lucy, I agree with Augustus. She’s not worthless though, he’s going overboard there. But I agree with the point he’s trying to get across. She needs to get over Mike and not let it consume her. Especially over some silly high school crush. Mike’s a jerk right now, so she shouldn’t even care what he thinks of her. Augustus needs to give her a reality check and then possibly comfort her once she understands what he’s trying to get at. Common Lucy, you can pull through this!

Psychnuat October 24, 2011, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #186692

@ Ven: …Drove into a semi? As in, collided on purpose?!? D: *wince* I really hope nobody was driving that semi truck at the time…. Being an unwitting party in someone else’s suicide would probably cause some major PTSD.

Luigifan October 24, 2011, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #186693

Kapow. Final Fantasy Cat is right, too. I just wish Mike would see how much of an *** he is and start acting at least remotely human (or feline…?) towards Lucy considering she’s a wreck right now.

Taeshi, you made me think Mike’s an *******. Not nice. :C

Kibondo October 24, 2011, 1:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #186694

Was totally all on Augustus’s side there till he called her worthless. Uh, not the best word for someone who’s suicidal; usually they already think that and having it confirmed won’t help.
But everything else? Sometimes being blunt can help shock a person into realizing that they are not the only ones who will be affected by their own death. Like others here, I’ve been closely affected by people who have taken their own lives, and that is why even though I suffer the same depression, I can never be that selfish.
But yeah … blunt is one thing, but insults like that won’t help really. Not unless the person who is suicidal is still mature enough to realize that such a word is only meant for them if they conisider suicide.
This was probably the hardest page I’ve ever read. I rather relate with Lucy so while I was totally cheering Augustus on here I almost wanted to reach in and slap him for that last line. But, this IS Augustus; personal relations aren’t really a priority for him lol. So writing wise, this was well done.
And I love that last expression of his.

Shadai October 24, 2011, 1:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #186695

anonymous2 must be one of those people who don’t have any of those things, considering how he/she spoke those few words.

augustus didn’t do too bad, but i would’ve been more brutal, words alone may do the trick, but a little action combined with the words could really pound them in deep.

grabbing her by the back of her head and smashing her head into the table with every bit of truth would’ve really ground it in deep, and maybe slashing her across the face with his claws after calling her worthless, then backhanding her onto the floor and stomping on her throat would’ve delivered the final bit of hard-hitting honesty. ;)

oh, wait, i forgot… the only person augustus could possibly overpower is daisy… well, maybe not anymore. :smirk:

augustus hardly has room to call mike a “stupid kid”, when he isn’t any better… i mean, he tried to rape daisy, and then he got his *** kicked by abby and then bitch-slapped by daisy.

just to emphasize how good this comic is, i’m going to say this once again… this really needs to become a fully voice-acted animated series, either on TV, or done by really talented flash artists.

veronica, send oliver out to find some talented flash artists and voice actors… could probably find the people you need on newgrounds.

Thanatos October 24, 2011, 1:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #186696

‘Nuf Said.

Frustrated_Writer October 24, 2011, 1:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #186697

I am absolutely loving Augustus’ “DUHR, IDIOT” face.

Jenn October 24, 2011, 1:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #186698

Random anonymous person jumping in here to defend Lucy.
Reading through some of the comments here, many people consider relationships to be a “little problem” compared to poverty and starvation, etc. I’m not a psychology major, but I am a bit of a psychology geek. According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, Lucy would be experiencing a neglect of the third level of the hierarchical pyramid; the need for love/belonging, thus causing insecurity and a deficit in the next level of the pyramid: Esteem. Granted, she does use many coping mechanisms that don’t necessarily work very well, but I do believe there are better ways to put it than the way Augustus did. Psychological needs and physical needs are both important factors in someone’s well being. Lucy doesn’t have to worry about the things Augustus listed; she should be thankful she has them, but it doesn’t make her problems any less real (well, “real” as far as a cartoon goes).
If you look back to the chapters with Zack, he was able to get his point across to Lucy in a firm but gentle way. For some people, a harsh slap in the face works. For others, that simply makes the problem worse by further degrading self-esteem. So, just think about that next time someone is upset about a relationship and you want to bite their legs off with harsh words.

That being said, Lucy is a cartoon character. Making my whole little spiel pretty much a moot point. And, speaking of Zack, he once said he’d somehow be there for Lucy if she ever needed him. It’d be awesome to see him again (like that will ever happen).

RandomMe October 24, 2011, 1:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #186699

Obviously Augustus does not understand a girl’s mentality.

Though he has a point.

RayleneQuinn October 24, 2011, 1:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #186700

I’d like to say “soften the blow” but she does need a reality check.

Lucy maintaining her obsession with Mike’s obstinate bull-headed-ness isn’t good for her, no, but throwing all she has away over it is the…hmm. I sort of expected that turn, but…

Good show, Taeshi, good show. I’m at a loss for words.

Also, the filter blocks the work ‘Taeshi’ for me. Odd.

Welgaea October 24, 2011, 1:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #186701

I like Augustus now!

Hamshi October 24, 2011, 1:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #186702

sorry but i love the
DONT KILL YOURSELF … but your worthless
yes because thats gonna help with the whole life ending ****
also wooooow lucy just woooow

Voice October 24, 2011, 1:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #186703

Well, time passed since the last time i left a comment. But believe me when i say this page is always opened in google chrome xD

a few things to say about all this drama. I think i understand the 3 points of view in here.

1. LUCE: she is speaking from the perspective of a person that loves another one so much and cant forget about it. She is obssesed with Mike and you gotta understand how destroyed is she, because of Mike’s negation and his “assh0leness”.

2. FFCat: I feel really close to this character. My life at school was a piece of **** and my life is not a rose colored world. I understand in life you cant get upset with things like that, and so does he. Cry once and keep walking.

3. MIKE: yes, he is an *******, but he is the only one in this comic decided enought to say “I love this girl, screw the rest” and you have to admire that. Why is he being a douche towards lucy? simple, he still feels lucy as a close friend, but i believe he doesnt wanna give her a wrong impression, make her believe she still got a chance… Better for her to hate him that love him and dont be corresponded….

This is getting great Taeshi!!!
Greetings from ARGENTINA!!!!

Loki October 24, 2011, 1:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #186704

@RandomMe Well said. I am also familiar with Marslow’s hierarchy of needs and agree that Lucy’s experience with Mike is quite devastating to her. But that is because that is the extent of her experiences. Had she felt worse in life, which I imagine Augustus has, then these problem would be much more minor to her. Perhaps this talk may make her realize this.

Joel October 24, 2011, 2:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #186705

Okay, I understand that she’s depressed about a “relatively small thing”, however I have learned one big thing in my life.

You -never- undervalue what someone else is going through. It can always be worse, that is true. However you should never state that someone should EVER not feel the way they do just because it could be worse. That’s rude, inconsiderate and completely disregarding the fact that we -cannot- control our emotions. They happen, we can learn to cope with them, but we can’t control them.

He’s saying she shouldn’t feel bad? Well guess what? He has no right to say what she should or shouldn’t be feeling.

Ya, he probably has it worse. But that doesn’t mean he gets to say her problems aren’t hurting her or that they are insignificant. Because in the end?

The world is insignificant. We live, we eat, we sleep, we breathe, we die. Nothing we do will ever really matter in the long run. All we have is what goes on in our lives. So if someone’s emotions are really hurting them?

Telling them “Oh, it’s not so bad, grow up” is just dumb. Ya, it could be worse. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt or that you have the right to tell them that they shouldn’t feel bad about it.

Will October 24, 2011, 2:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #186706

@Will thank you, i couldn’t have said it better myself.

Mariah October 24, 2011, 2:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #186707

He hasn’t changed one bit… In fact, I think he’s become an even bigger jerky dickface than before.

ScrabMaster October 24, 2011, 2:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #186708

About time someone’s putting everything into perspective for Lucy. I’ll admit that I don’t like Augustus, and would prefer that he just leave the group alone (actually disappear altogether) but he does make a valid point, and I can respect that. Lucy needs to look at everything else that she has in her life, and not just the fact that Mike isn’t returning her affections.

Hopefully this conversation will have her realize how unhealthy her dependency upon Mike really was, and help her to grow more as a person.

Harsh; yes, unpleasant; definitely, but sometimes you need someone to slap you awake verbally to make you step back and take a good long look at yourself, and everything around you.

Charvale October 24, 2011, 2:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #186709

Blegh forgot to mention earlier … I’m not sure Lucy’s just pining over the fact that she was rejected. Her best friend hates her now. And for NO good reason. When Mike rejected Daisy, he not only let her down nicely, but he put up with her continued advances and even ended up apologizing for losing his temper, even though he was in the right. All Lucy does is FINALLy be nice to him and now he won’t even give her the time of day. It is completley unfair. But I guess that is teenage emotions for you.
All in all, this is why Augustus will never be as much a jerk in my mind as that hypocritical fail of a friend Mike. Augustus, you wanna yell at someone who deserves it, aim it at the silver furred jerk in the bookshelves. Cause HE’S the reason she’s like this. Even a non-clingy friend would be having an emotional crisis after what Mike has done.

Shadai October 24, 2011, 2:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #186710

@Will How can you say that nothing we do matters? Everything matters, because every action has a reaction. Everything we do has an effect in the world, even if we do not see it. No human-being exists without having an impact on another, it doesn’t matter how long you live, whether or not you are remembered, or whether you have done something that we as humans give value to, you have still left a mark in the world. It is possible to breakdown any event into all the the things which lead up to it and expand on all the event that have occurred or may occur because of it. You may not see it, but I see a world where everything has purpose, everything has value, and perhaps even, everyone has a destiny.

Joel October 24, 2011, 2:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #186711

Harsh but honest.
Augustus just earned major respect points with me…

Fayt October 24, 2011, 2:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #186712

Considering ending one’s own life is a constant struggle. Lucy may have thought about it, but if her situation or emotions get worse then there will be vivid images to go along with it and it will get even more difficult for her to find her way out of that. Even though Lucy has people around her who love and support her it can go south and fast. Suicidal thoughts give you tunnel vision, and Augustus, however harsh he may be, is trying to snap her out of it the only way he knows how.

Crystal October 24, 2011, 2:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #186713

I’m not sure if anybody’s mentioned this, but Augustus’ face in his last appearance, looks exactly like Ichigo from Bleach. Sounds like him too. Am I crazy, or something?

Shiloh October 24, 2011, 2:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #186714

Caboose October 24, 2011, 2:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #186715

He has a point. It is very silly to wish death upon yourself over something so trivial. Heartbreak is a fact of life! Yet it undeniably sucks. Rejection of love, a deep love such as Lucy’s, is enough to eat away at the very core of one’s being. I don’t blame her for how she’s acting - because let’s face it, we’ll all been there. We know how it is. Eventually, she would get over it, but of course we all know things aren’t going to be quite so straightforward.

More hints are being dropped about Augustus’ state of living! Homelessness is looking more and more likely. My theory is he ran away from home to avoid living with Alejandro, but the scum still has him under his thumb. Poor Augustus… if you would just open up, people would help you!

Lumi October 24, 2011, 2:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #186716

Harsh but sumwat true
People are like writing essays on this page

dustball October 24, 2011, 2:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #186717

Why won’t anyone talk to Mike like that? Everyone’s been laying into Lucy, but leaving Mike alone. Since when is he allowed to douche around whenever he feels like it?

KiwiKoala October 24, 2011, 2:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #186718

Probably not the best way to deal with someone who’s depressed, but it definitely cuts the crap. I know you’re sad, Luce, but everyone goes through it. I think she really needed someone to call her out on it instead of coddling her. But it’s good that it’s coming from Augustus instead of Mike.

Asche October 24, 2011, 3:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #186719

I kind of feel like saying Lucy’s worthless is a bit too much. Perhaps , “you’re a moron,” or some such would have been a bit more apt.

the_pie_maker October 24, 2011, 3:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #186720

Yikes, why is everyone being a douche to Lucy in the moment. Have we seen one person act nicely towards her in this chapter yet?
And Augustus, seriously? You haven’t met MCR fangirls yet, obviously. Lucy’s an ever-grateful saint in comparison.

Ali October 24, 2011, 3:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #186721

Wow, I’m starting to like FFCat.
I got tired of people raging on Mike, finally a character is actually gives Lucy some of the harsh truth.

Rydux October 24, 2011, 3:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #186722

Haha, silly Lucy an her white-people problems.

SomeoneElse October 24, 2011, 3:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #186723

And Augustus hits Lucy with the ‘perspective bat’. And the bat has a nail hammered through it.

Blaze October 24, 2011, 3:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #186724

as much as Augustus has a point… Lucy is dying over here, despite that is a silly reason to wanna die, telling her she’s “absolutely worthless” is a really hurtful thing to do. ;_; poor Lucy.

Rachel Vang October 24, 2011, 3:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #186725

Sadface for Lucy, and according to science!! It’s perfectly normal to have suicidal thoughts regarding a relationship… SCIENCE!!

LyxolfInABunnySuit October 24, 2011, 3:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #186726

Lucy you need to get brainwashed into not having this thing called guilt while Mike has to have all his teenage hormones removed to be happy again.

Darkfox October 24, 2011, 3:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #186727

Finally someone had the balls to say it to her!

EpicToastMan October 24, 2011, 3:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #186728

Okay, so the existentialist “Nothing matters” thing was in a biological perspective of the fact that our lives really do very little in the grand scheme of things. Eventually we’ll all be dead, the sun will explode, and everything will be ash. If we used that idea, then no matter what Augustus went through, it’s ‘nothing’.

Everything could be bigger, greater, worse, all of that stuff depending on perspective. Using the “Your life doesn’t suck as much as mine” argument can be undone by saying “Nothing in the end matters once it’s all over” since if that’s true, their life’s suckage doesn’t matter either.

I was using it more to point out that, yes she has a family who loves her, yes she has a home, and yes she has food, but at the same time, none of those make her hurt any less real to her. And while it might be worse off in a sense of “the lives of others”, it still doesn’t make her pain any less real or any less significant.

It’s still her pain. And it still hurts. Yes, killing herself might not be the best thing to do, but if that’s what she feels, she can either say it outright or keep it inside and pretty much lie.

Will October 24, 2011, 3:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #186729

Breakdown of this page.
Lucy: Mikie doesn’t love me… I wanna give up on life!
Augustus: Man up, Sunshine!

BJMcG October 24, 2011, 3:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #186730

I’m actually going to have to agree with him there.

Ch1 October 24, 2011, 4:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #186731

Alright, we all obviously know that Lucy killing herself is NOT the best option for her. But we all have to remember 2 things.

1) She is a TEENAGER. Teenagers, myself included, always find ways to overreact to everything. It’s the way we are. Most of us haven’t had enough life experience or had the epiphany necessary to realize that being rejected isn’t the end of the world. I’m glad that Augustus was able to tell her upfront (although he could’ve been a bit nicer about it), but we can’t forget her age and current state of mind in this situation.

2) If you look back at previous pages, you’ll see that the love she receives from others is her driving force throughout the entire story. It’s what keeps her going. The most powerful love she received from anyone was obviously from Mike. She’s coming to the thought that maybe her relationship with Michael is gone forever (though i don’t have the same thoughts. I think they’ll get back together by the end of the chapter), and because of that, she ‘s feeling immense pain. Not everyone has gone through that. Not everyone here can admit that they’ve had a bad split up with their absolute best friend in the whole world. We can’t blame Lucy for thinking the way she is. She’s young, naive, and heartbroken. We all have to start somewhere, don’t we?

Now that being said, Augustus does have a very valid point. She doesn’t know what he’s going through, or the very real pain of not having a home, or parents, or the love of others. She does have to realize that other people love her. She feels a hole because the person who cared about her the most now hates her guts, and because of that she’s forgetting all about the love she receives from Paulo, from Daisy, Abbey, Sue, her parents, her pets, and all her other friends. If she could find a way to focus on that love more than Mike’s, then she would be fine.

I’m pretty sure that’s not going to be an issue though, since there’s a lot of evidence pointing towards Mike’s change in this chapter. You can see the distress in his face, mostly in the last couple of pages. They’ll get back together, I’m sure of it. ;D

Nolithium October 24, 2011, 4:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #186732

Owch Auguie….
That’s kinda harsh…
You could have at least said how lucky she was rather than saying that she’s pathetic…
Talk about degrading….

Wr3h October 24, 2011, 4:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #186733

He’s really giving Lucy the business in a rather more helpful way than Mike. Something that everyone else seems to be afraid of doing.

Chiba October 24, 2011, 4:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #186734

And also, does anyone get the feeling that Augustus legitimately cares for Lucy? I mean, we all know that his mission INITIALLY was to get her in the same way that he tried to do with Daisy, but I’ve been starting to see him really care for her for a while. Just saying.

Nolithium October 24, 2011, 4:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #186735

hes got a point. :3

F0X-B0Y October 24, 2011, 4:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #186736

Whoa Taeshi, you’re good. You got everybody thinking Augustus is a good guy, despite all the evidence against him. Manipulating daisy, taking notes to use against the main group, working with Alejandro… and 90% of people here want him to be Lucy’s knight in shining armor. I’m not saying Augustus doesn’t have any redeeming qualities, but remember: he’s assisting the man that beat up and almost raped Lucy. I rest my case.

The Observer October 24, 2011, 4:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #186740

Lucy’s face in the second panel.. it’s so.. eep. ;-;

Meoww October 24, 2011, 5:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #186741

And people don’t like Doc Final Fantasy Cat.
He’s a great therapist! U:

I don’t care whether he works for some snotty brat from the past or not, he must have his reasons, and honestly? I don’t care. :B

Yumikarp October 24, 2011, 5:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #186742

Your insistence on defending Lucy has me wondering what kind of twisted things shrinks tell each other.

So to translate the wall of text you’re saying she’s coping with it a little badly but in general it’s none of her fault and she just needs to be told gently what is what?

… I’m just not seeing a time that careful manipulation, even if it’s well-intentioned, is even possible in this case. Looking at her character, if he explains himself in the next page as I believe he will (or as he should), it’s exactly what she needs. And looking at his character, he’s said something like this before, right? He keeps saying acrimonious things about her self-centered complaining, and every time he brings up the fact that she has family, safe home, and other friends. Clearly he has none of these. And could you keep your emotions in check on the subject if you were in his position?

That aside, you can keep going on about not being harsh with complainers, but you could have it worse, you have no right to complain and no basis to complain on.

If you off yourself, I’m gonna be sad that the world drives you to that but… mostly thoroughly confused. Why would ANYONE want to give up on life? The one time I ever got depressed, like seriously and honestly deeply depressed, I went camping for a Saturday and just had some fresh air and some peaceful quiet, then the next day I went to my similar-minded lady friend’s house and told her frankly that I wanted to go on a date with her and if it didn’t work out, it didn’t. It just turned out a fun night out that started getting awkward but awkwardness was interrupted by more humor. Nothing came of it except two or three inside jokes. And I went to work Monday pretty cheery.

There is REALLY not so much drama to life. There is REALLY not so much complicity to the mind, there is REALLY not enough reason to off onesself without giving the world a second chance. This depressed girl floating around in her own bubble-world of self-absorbed pity needs a reality check. And Augustus is not obligated to censor what he says.

That all said, what this girl really needs is someone to show actual concentrated affection. She needs some love. And I wish I could give her a secret-admirer poem and flower, just to cheer her up….

AndrewTheSage October 24, 2011, 5:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #186744

Dude’s got a point, you have to admit.

Fauxpas October 24, 2011, 5:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #186745

I just want to say one more thing. Depression sucks. It makes you think things you never should think, feel things you never wanted to feel and just in general makes you a mess.

I just really hope that she’s just feeling down and not actually depressed. :/ Cause that’d suck.

Will October 24, 2011, 5:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #186747

Damn, why’d Carter have to be offed?

Luigifan October 24, 2011, 5:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #186748

OKAY, I think Agustus got a BIG, BIG point here BUUUUUUT

Isn’t that , like, part of the reason they want to kill themself? Because they don’t feel good enough?? Because they don’t feel life is WORTH IT??

****. Damn… What the hell? It would have been a lot better if he at least just called her stupid. I’m sorry, but I’ve dealt with suicide before (not myself, dumbmies) and this is just ******* me off. I think I may have lost any liking to Augustus, IF there was any there.

Missme October 24, 2011, 5:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #186750

I think people are overreacting a little. I don’t think Lucy is anywhere near the stage of committing suicide, she’s just depressed and hurt that not only can she not have Mike, that he’s being such an *** to her.

Whilst on one hand, telling someone they’re worthless if they are seriously going to commit suicide may be a bad idea, yes, Lucy doesn’t seem to be the type to commit suicide nor does she seem to be anywhere near the stage of doing so.
Augustus is just giving her a hard truth, if she honestly thinks it’s the end of the world that she can’t have Mike when other people have life so much worse, she needs to get over herself.

Akkryls October 24, 2011, 5:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #186751

Also, Augustus DOES genuinely care about Daisy. He was just trying to get her to be less humble and self-demeaning.

Luigifan October 24, 2011, 5:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #186752

“I’m just about to give everything up.”

I’m sorry, but it sounds like she’s either going to kill herself or drop out of school or something. I can’t really take anyone serious who doesn’t think this phrase is the result of suicidal tendencies. You really shouldn’t just guess whether or not someone is serious about killing themself. It should always be dealt with seriously, Augustus had a good argument until that last sentence.
[And, yes, I’m aware that I used the word “serious” a lot. Sorry, I’m not a morning person. And, yes, I am taking this a bit personally.]

Missme October 24, 2011, 5:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #186753

oh poor Lucy and really Augustus kids might have a great life but sometime they might go through alot of pain and they’ll kill themselfs to get rid of the pain they don’t want to carry.

Love October 24, 2011, 6:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #186754

Lucy looks Asian in that second frame. Not that I have anything against Asians, but it bothers me because it doesn’t look like her. o_o;

But that’s pretty intense. I’m not surprised, though. I deal with suicidal people all of the time. It’s not easy to calm them down. Sometimes you have to be cruelly honest.

Also, love the comic relief background posters. :) They amuse me.

Rachel October 24, 2011, 6:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #186756

Final Fantasy cat puts things into perspective.

Dude October 24, 2011, 6:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #186757

Methinks Lucy unintentionally hit a soft spot~!

Augustus, y u so mad? He didn’t pull any punches, as usual.
Though he does have a point, telling a suicidal teenager she’s worthless isn’t exactly the best thing to do.

Ziggy October 24, 2011, 6:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #186758

I know how Lucy feels. I once tried to kill myself after the end of a long relationship. It’s not so much about not having that one person as it is about feeling like you did something wrong, thinking they don’t like you because of something you did to push them away. It makes you feel like the most flawed person in the world, and it’s hard to get rid of that feeling. While pointing out the good things Lucy has is helpful, telling her she’s worthless is exactly the opposite of what you should do about someone who’s feeling that way.

Mattaki October 24, 2011, 6:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #186759

It’s a like-dislike relationship for me with Lucy, but I do think she needs to hear this, and get past Mike. It’s prob for the best.

Inumaru12 October 24, 2011, 6:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #186760

Augustus tells Lucy she’s pathetic > “I GUESS HE’S RIGHT”
Mike calls Lucy pathetic > “OMG WTF JERK GO DIE IN FIRE”


Seriously Lucy y so emo

Null October 24, 2011, 6:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #186761

It was pretty obvious that she was going to ask Augustus about Daisy, but I honestly didn’t expect this development…

Also it is not surprising that Augustus is harsh, but this harsh? Calling her a moron for having suicidal thoughts would be still acceptable (in Augustus’ case, considering how he usually speaks), but calling her worthless? Especially if he expects her to be suicidal? I really can’t understand why he chose to do that.

Also it will be interesting to see if she really is suicidal, because she never (clearly) stated that she is. “I’m just about ready to give up everything” certainly means something bad, but is it suicide? It isn’t clearly stated, but there is really a lot hinting that it is. Especially, I would expect Lucy to deny being suicidal when Augustus mentions suicide, if she wouldn’t have suicidal thoughts, but she doesn’t.

@Taeshi: I think you really captured the emotions on this page. Keep up the great work!

SD-DAken October 24, 2011, 6:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #186762

this is exactly why augustus is favorite!
blunt, crude, but effective advice

assassin250 October 24, 2011, 7:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #186763

Yeah, she never said anything about suicide. Augustus only implied it.

I’ll expect Lucy to respond kinda violently if she isn’t really suicidal and Augustus is just using the term as a creative way to tell her her emotions suck. He does have a pretty threatening vocabulary, after all, referencing from previous pages.

Tickle Monster October 24, 2011, 7:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #186764

Yay, Augustus knock some sense back into Lucy!

Lucy doesn’t need Mike, Lucy has wonderful friends like Daisy and Sue!

Momoa October 24, 2011, 7:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #186765

Wow. Augustus, Do. Lucy, I am disappointed.

Tika October 24, 2011, 7:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #186766

He should have said it in a nicer way, but he has a point.

Aubi October 24, 2011, 7:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #186767

Great… Lucy is gonna destroy the world now ._.

potato October 24, 2011, 7:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #186768

Gussie is totally projecting here.

SushiJaguar October 24, 2011, 7:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #186769

Augustus is absolutely adorable in the first panel ;)
I actually think he said what Lucy needed to hear in exactly the way she needed to hear it, though. He’s not trying to be mean, I don’t think. I’ve been in the same position as he is, and it’s hard to be calm when their reason is as bad as someone not returning their feelings.

liliputianbelle October 24, 2011, 8:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #186770

mmmm dang augustus, just dang. <3

Rureey October 24, 2011, 8:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #186771

Ooooooooouch. I’m glad he said that, though. Lucy’s my favorite here, so it was kinda really sad to just see her mope about like that. Maybe this’ll get the spring back into her step! …Or…into her punches…. Ouch.

FightingTheNorm October 24, 2011, 8:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #186772

Truth hurts…
but sometimes we all need a good smack of reality now and again.

Lunacy October 24, 2011, 8:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #186773

I agree with Final Fantasy Cat,
especially in the last panel.

Zyo October 24, 2011, 8:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #186774

Its the only way to make Lucy listen and make some action plan . :O

LOCKED October 24, 2011, 8:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #186776

i’m absolutely loving Augustus…

Harsh but honest, i like that!

Roler42 October 24, 2011, 8:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #186777

Sometimes, you gotta be tough for it to get through their head. Constant coddling only makes it worse, I have learned

Reckless romantic October 24, 2011, 8:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #186778

Unsympathetic PUNCH~

Huh? October 24, 2011, 8:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #186779

By the way he says those things I get teh feeling hes at teh libary late because he hates teh cold, and has no safe home to return to. Might our little ;) be one of the hidden homeless living either at school or where ever he can get a warm bit of shelter. Or maybe hes just got a bigger outlook on life and can see the larger either way, Harsh but true response.

Born October 24, 2011, 8:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #186780

Maybe Augustus’s NOBULLSHIT words will get through Lucy’s thick skull.
I hope she doesn’t run off crying, or starts yelling, or punches him… Because Augu is really right for once >__>
but, knowing Lucy….

Clare October 24, 2011, 8:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #186781

So. Sexy. I love this cat.
And yes, for Lucy, very smart, she needed to hear it because she’s being a pansy. Yeah, it’s hard, and I’ve been there, but I’m glad I didn’t do anything rash or whatever.
Good job Augustus.

Krystique October 24, 2011, 9:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #186782

Augustus you’re my hero!

Having to cope with suicidal teens more than I would be able to with keeping my sanity, I so support your answer.

Do October 24, 2011, 9:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #186783

Looks like Augustus has a little bit of McCain in him right now ;)

Lunar October 24, 2011, 9:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #186784

Oh August is getting back into spotlight.
Also my book finally arrived, it took about 4 weeks since i orderd.
Well shipping from USA to germany isn’t that fast. :/
Because of some problems i had to order the canadian edition.
But hey it’s here woohoo XD

Ragnar October 24, 2011, 9:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #186785

Shazam. The devil’s not gonna take this. But I hope Lucy doesn’t this badly on the next page. But very lovely job Augustus.

HEY I thought I told you to SHHHH

Bearcoon October 24, 2011, 9:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #186786

Honestly, Augustus is doing the right thing. She needed to hear that. Harsh or not, it’s the truth.

I love their faces in these panels though GOSH ;_; You’ve improved so much, I can tell!

I’m so excited for this chapter and I can’t wait to see where you go with it :3

marooncoffee October 24, 2011, 9:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #186787

Wait, when did Lucy say she wanted to die? O_0 Either way, Agustus is actually right for once, she is being quite melodramatic.

Snorlax October 24, 2011, 9:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #186788

Just because she says she wants to end everything, doesn’t mean that it has to absolutely mean she wants to die. She may feel like she is dying because she has lost the one thing that has been pretty much constant in her life. Mike was always there for her through everything (except when he left her to go be with Sandy and ignored her existence making her turn to the egg we know as Yashy.) and now she feels like the others aren’t there for her because they have their own relationships to worry about. She made that really obvious that she dislikes that all the others have relationships when she was sick and actually spoke her mind instead of keeping it all cooped up. But she has also shown she feels guilty about being upset about the others relationships.

Her actually saying all of this isn’t something that everyone needs to say “She needs to grow up!” it is a sign that she already is growing up. She is now able to say how she really feels to another person, which she only really did with Mike and her pets before. It means she is allowing herself to be vulnerable in front of others, which even a lot of adults can not get the guts to do.

Yes, she needed a good dose of reality to realize that it is not the end of the world and she has a lot of good things going for her, but she didn’t need the little “pathetic” bit at the end. However, you can look at it as Augustus is telling her if she allows herself to think the world is going to end because of a guy that that would make her pathetic and worthless. Which in a way it would, because it would mean that she is allowing one person to define who she is and her worth, and she should be the one to define that for herself. So in a way he is painfully correct but could have said it in a more clear way, which wouldn’t have just told her she means nothing since that is negative reinforcement of her already obliterated self esteem.

Time to get into Augustus’ back story since now we know he’s an orphan, with no home, and lives in a crappy neighborhood. That is probably why he works for Evil Kitty, cause that is one of the only means of not getting the snot beat out of him every day.

GracefulSerenity October 24, 2011, 9:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #186789

Good lord, this man is a jerk.

Luke October 24, 2011, 9:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #186790

I honestly think he’s being too harsh in the last panel.

ket October 24, 2011, 9:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #186791

Bwuhuhu ;_; I can’t wait!
If Mike ignores you, you can ignore him.
Indiference kills, Lucy ;)

Kyosuke October 24, 2011, 10:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #186792

Augustus does have parents, but it’s not like they do much if Augustus needs to shoplift for the living.

Martys October 24, 2011, 10:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #186793

Wow, Augustus and Lucy remind me of me and my friend so much here it’s scary. Especially since my name is Lucy >_>;;

Taeshi must be spying on me! D:

epicscaffold October 24, 2011, 10:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #186794

I haven’t really ever posted until now, but Augustus is now my favourite character in this comic.

More than once I’ve had to say almost those exact words to some of my friends, sometimes changing “because some stupid kid won’t return your feelings” to “because you lost your phone and your boyfriend who cheated on you broke up with you.”

I’m not even joking and it makes me lose hope for them.

Andersworth October 24, 2011, 10:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #186795

Augustus gives the type of information I give: harsh but true. If someone told me they were willing to kill themselves over someone rejecting them I’d pretty much tell them they’re retarded in the head as well. Good on ya, Augustus.

Naraka October 24, 2011, 10:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #186796

I’m no psychologist but I think telling someone who is at the edge that they are ‘Absolutely Worthless’ isn’t the best thing to do, even if she is being an over reacting bitch.

Ayen Tanth October 24, 2011, 10:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #186797

Although those words are true, guys aren’t worth dying for when there are bigger and worser problems in the world, Lucy is still a girl.
And well (most, not all) girls worry about this stuff. Yeah, people need to stop being all sensitive and other weak stuff like that..but it cant be helped. Not everyone in the world is super macho and strong on the inside (Although that would be great). Having weaknesses is what makes a person a person.
Even though Lucy’s a cat.
I guess if this was the logic eveyone in the world went by then most of the women in this world would be worthless.
Wise words though. Dont kill yourself.

Naomi October 24, 2011, 10:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #186798

I think there is a possibility that augustus is a good guy and has always been, but he helps people in unconventional ways

Vincent October 24, 2011, 10:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #186799

Ow. Her pride.

Your Mom October 24, 2011, 10:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #186800

1 word…….only 1 word……..PWNED!!!!!! I feel really bad for Lucy…;_;

Shephard October 24, 2011, 10:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #186801

OOOOOOOOO Dang Lucy just got burned!!!! Ouch

Phillip October 24, 2011, 11:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #186802

Love Lucy, understand her pain. Jackwagons, the lot of you. Besides that yeah, she needed to hear it straight. It’ll hurt but it’ll help. If no LucyxPaulo then definitely LucyxAugustus, cause God only knows I hate Micshul or however Sandy says it.

Suzume October 24, 2011, 11:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #186803

I begin to like Augustus ,he’s totally right ,Lucy ,shut up ,you cant give up on everything just because of one stupid Mike :1

Rose October 24, 2011, 11:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #186804

LucyxAugustus.. omg she should kiss him and then run .3. I would be n LOVE with this chapter if they kissed. they are such a cute couple <3 I wonder what emo lucy would look like =w=b

Lucy~ October 24, 2011, 11:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #186805

Girl or not, Lucy has had other guys there who would love nothing more then support. she also had her chance is Michael but it was her who was pushing her desire away. So it’s still all self inflicted in a way. Rather then work out a guy problem, Lucy needs to work on her security problem because that’s the cause of this particular trouble.

Which I agree with Andrew, in this page you clearly see her open up to somebody that she feels troubled. She never did that before so it;s a sign she is working on those insecurities.

I think Augustus just helped her there is other things to help distract her through the pain.

Jax October 24, 2011, 11:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #186806

Why do I seem to be the only person that remembers that Agustus is working with the guy from Confrontation? :(

Seraph Star October 24, 2011, 11:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #186807

Sometimes you’d give up all those things just to have those feelings returned…

OwnUbyCake October 24, 2011, 12:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #186808

Also before I could edit it in, maybe what he says to Lucy works a similar way for him.

For Lucy, why should she be so upset when she has a good over all life?

For Augusts, Why should he fret over one thing when he has bigger things to worry about?

She did ask him how he copes after all. I think if she left out the bit of wanting to give up, his reply wouldn’t have been so harsh, but I also feel he doesn’t want to give anything away about his personal life and living conditions.

Jax October 24, 2011, 12:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #186809

harsh but necessary words

Iris October 24, 2011, 12:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #186810

Bah! Harsh, but is true. In home, many leetle children are not having place to stay, and Lucy girl is boo-hooingk that one leetle person is not likingk her? If I am not knowing better, am thinking leetle Lucy girl is beingk spoiled.

UnknownArtist October 24, 2011, 12:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #186811

panel 5… his face says> “Are you BSing me?”
awesome job on everything though :)

4evr ninja October 24, 2011, 12:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #186812

Reality slap!… I think I needed that too. Chuckling at Augustus’ face when he said that also made me realize that everyone these tends to make their lives dramatic with their love problems. That goes for me too.

Listen to happy songs or watch cute things like puppies at times like these. Agh! >.

Sally October 24, 2011, 12:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #186813

“Im suicidal…” “you’re worthless”
LOL Yah that’ll help :D

LunaBee October 24, 2011, 12:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #186814

I have a feeling that Mike will make out with lucy due to the fact he might of over heard this small confession from her and try to do things to keep her alive ( oh MxL is back! ) or might go , take his backpack and leave with lucy following him. >w> i think im thinking to much.

bordguy12 October 24, 2011, 12:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #186815

Eating bowl of cereal- “Come on MAN! Just kiss Augustus already! I just wanna see it! Now!” :nope: That’s what I’m thinking. :P Either her, or Paulo should be together.

Everlasting October 24, 2011, 12:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #186816

It’s hard, especially when you’re young, to see past the hurt.
I remember when a guy shattered my heart to pieces, and I was still in love with him. I had a beautiful home, good friends, parents who loved me… everything. And I wanted to just give up. It’s hard to think rationally when you’re emotions are so out of whack.

I’m also a terribly emotional girl ;D lol

BustyLaroo October 24, 2011, 12:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #186817

You aren’t the only one, Seraph. I honestly think the majority of people haven’t read Confrontation or Moving On. :/ That’s the only explanation I can think of for people ignoring Augustus’ ulterior motives and pairing him with the girl he’s out to destroy.

The Observer October 24, 2011, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #186818

Sometimes, the only person who can save you is the person willing to give you that short sharp shock that snaps you out of your funk and forces you to get the frick OVER yourself.

I have been helped by said people before. It didn’t make me happy at the time, in fact, it made me mad as hell.

But it did me more good than all the tea and sympathy in the world.

Fruvous October 24, 2011, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #186819

I wonder what will happen when Taeshi reaches 600 sales… will Mike meet Sandy? whatever, im thinking too much :/ . but one things for sure, Mike WILL end up with Lucy or every past chapter will have been for nothing…

wait, what happened to Abbey and his humbugness??? i thought this chapter was going to be about him?!

PS. Straight guys DO read this comic and im living proof :D

Curcil October 24, 2011, 1:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #186820

mikie is stupid and noisy boy no heart

rémi October 24, 2011, 1:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #186821

Honestly I think this will just make her feel worse about herself and make her more suicidal. Bad move.

Kite October 24, 2011, 2:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #186822

Good words Augustus. Lucy, you have everything here, a home, a family and etc.

Don’t take everything for granted.

WhoCares October 24, 2011, 2:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #186823

Thank you, Augustus, for saying what I’ve wanted to tell Lucy for months.

I know Augustus has an ulterior motive, and I don’t care.

Burn, Lucy, BURN! XD

Rinikex October 24, 2011, 2:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #186824

Good boy Augustus, good boy!

On the up side I think Augustus is describing his life to make her feel better about her own.

Agentwebdog October 24, 2011, 2:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #186825

Augustus, offically the best character ever.

Juicebox October 24, 2011, 2:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #186826

I hope this teaches her to smarten up and stop being so emo.

Amber October 24, 2011, 2:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #186827

Finally, maybe now Lucy will stop been such a emo and start ingoring Mike’s atitude. ¬¬

Camilla October 24, 2011, 2:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #186828

Well, now that was clarified, we don’t have to read this comic anymore, because it’s basicaly just teen mush. Relationships gone bad. Sometimes putting things into perspective just makes everything seem futile. Now I don’t think Lucy has it all bad, and I was feeling sad for her. She has little reason to be sad.

Amazing Lagann October 24, 2011, 3:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #186829

Love the expressions on this page, speially Lucy’s ears jolting up from the questions. And it took me forever to figure out who Final Fantasy Cat meant.

Foxy Silver October 24, 2011, 3:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #186830

*Fistbumps Augustus*

Syrus October 24, 2011, 3:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #186831

I’m really loving how Augustus looks in the second to last panel. Maybe it’s the expression that just seems to fit.

Poor Lucy. Even if she deserves it for all those years of abusing Mike, it must make her feel guilty knowing that someone else has a worse life than hers. At least he’s setting her straight.

Casey October 24, 2011, 3:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #186832

yep that about sums it up people

BLAzE October 24, 2011, 3:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #186833

Harsh, but it needed to be said. Still feel a bit bad for Lucy, with that sad face she’s making.

Ozimul October 24, 2011, 3:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #186835

It’s all relative. See, there’s things to be grateful for, and then there’s the “but the starving children!” derail. Lucy has things to be grateful for, and maybe she needs some sense knocked into her about whether Mike is really all he’s cracked up to be, but a broken heart’s a broken heart. Nothing really means more than how your heart feels - not friends, not shelter, not food. It’s just as devastating to everyone.

TheEFAF October 24, 2011, 3:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #186836

Where’s Zach when you need him :P

Pepe Le Pew October 24, 2011, 3:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #186837

No wonder a lot of suicide victims don’t bother talking about it with others. They treat you like you should be ashamed of yourself for being in a vulnerable state of mind.

Spinner October 24, 2011, 3:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #186838

And thats why i dont call mike “jerk”

FenixWong951 October 24, 2011, 3:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #186839

i need to live by this page

anon October 24, 2011, 4:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #186840

Yea, she really is worthless. Even the emo is less emo than her.

Ranger October 24, 2011, 4:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #186841

critical hit

wolfile October 24, 2011, 4:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #186842

no wonder he didn’t let lucy go with him. He wanted her to keep her safe becouse he might have a bad nieghborhood. :)

Flaze October 24, 2011, 4:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #186843

I utterly agree with TheEFAF. Everyone says Lucy is emo and that she needs to have sense knocked into her but I disagree. A broken heart is devastating, especially to the one who’s got the busted heart. Yeah there are people who’ve been on all the sides or see all the side of the relationship don’t stop to consider how the person who is dealing with the feelings, is going to handle it. It could be for the better yes, the harsh but needed words from Augustus, or it could be for the worst. I feel sorry for Lucy because I’ve been there and I’m still broken, but I’ve someone new to love and he loves me even though he’s got damaged goods. All Lucy needs is someone who understands how she feels and love her despite it.

HuntedCatDemon October 24, 2011, 4:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #186844

so does that mean augustus is an orphan?
lol take no notice of me, just speculating

bigdogstan October 24, 2011, 4:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #186845

Oh my god, just leave Augustus, you can show her that it’s silly to think about suicide without being an *******. Holy ****. That’ll really make her not want to kill herself. It’s not just some kid, it was some kid she was *in love with*. Man even if he meant to do her some good- if he understood her at all- he never would have said that. Because I think she’d do it. It’s going to push her to do it. Words that harsh aren’t what she needs right now. At all. (covers Lucy’s ears) When your heart is broken, you could give a **** about having a place to sleep Aug, maybe you’d rather have something worse happen to distract you. Maybe you shouldn’t talk about someone else being worthless bro, it reflects extremely poorly on you. It makes you worthless. Although she doesn’t know how wrong Mike is for her, she’ll eventually realize she can do so much better. But until then- GTFO.

Sleepyface October 24, 2011, 4:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #186846

Believe it or not, Augustus is showing Lucy some Tough Love, I’m giving him major props, I think I was totally wrong in how I looked at him, he seems to have his head on straight.

Taeshi, you genius you, I loved your comic before, but now I’m edging onto marriage. XD Thanks for all these awesome story twists.

TheOriginalJoe October 24, 2011, 4:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #186847

That was a bit harsh… I get the point he is trying to make but he could of been a bit less rude in saying it. This is why Lucy needs to get this talk from her friends, not some guy she barely even knows. She’s doing the right things in all the wrong ways. :(

Brandon October 24, 2011, 4:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #186848

Wow, Lucy haters are throwing a party XD

Anyway… Harsh but true. Though a broken heart is one of the worst things you go through. I know, I’ve been there. Especialy in Lucy’s case, where she was so dependent of Mike, it made the blow twice as hard. Just hope she get’s over it sooner or later :|

C: October 24, 2011, 4:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #186849

Love panal 2 lucy and LOVE panal 7 Augustus

Kaleb October 24, 2011, 4:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #186850

harsh. but a perfect way to express exactly what she needs to hear. He is the only one who will get it across to her because she KNOWS he had a similar ordeal

Kikimmicoa October 24, 2011, 4:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #186851

Helping hand Augustus is not a helping hand.

EtherSaga October 24, 2011, 4:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #186852

The poster in the back of panel one seems to be listening to their conversation too.

Enigma10 October 24, 2011, 4:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #186853

This is really good! This is why I like Auggie!!! I know a lot of people are saying stuff, but that’s how I feel when others are whinning over someone who doesn’t return their feelings.
Even if it’s harsh Lucy needs to learn to be more independent instead of always chasing after Mike.
She needs to be happy that she has a family and place to stay! So she shouldn’t beat herself over Mike.
I do want their friendship to go back to normal and I like Lucy too, but she needs to move on!
Also i don’t think that Lucy is the type to commit suicide………….

Lala and Lolo October 24, 2011, 4:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #186855

I’m actually genuinely surprised there are people thinking Augustus is being cruel by saying this. Especially when he’s absolutely right.
Mike might be incredibly inconsiderate, and Lucy might feel heartbroken, but come on. They’re only sophomores in high school. It’s mind boggling to me how often the word “love” is thrown around in this comic. I’m a teenager and whenever I hear people my age or younger whining about heartbreak and love, I want to bang my head against a brick wall.

Aussie October 24, 2011, 5:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #186857

Thank you Augustus, you understand my views thus I promote you to my second favorite character. Before Paulo but more than David. That’s why I always feel that it’s pathetic when people give up so much that others would be so grateful to even come close to having. Woot for surving petty problems in life.Augustus you are epic, and luckily I always thought that ;)

Lucy has an obsession problem she needs psychological help.

Vulpinewolf October 24, 2011, 5:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #186858

2nd panel is beautiful :)

Firefly October 24, 2011, 5:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #186859

its funny cuz every damn body has been saying “omg, mikes such an ***, get off of Lucy’s back, mike, Lucy is having a hard time” and then the second that Augustus slaps some sense into her, you’re all like, “Lucy, stop whining, get over him XD it comical how fast the viewers change their opinions

msteenadas October 24, 2011, 5:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #186860

******* ¬¬ be nice to a lady!!

Nadss October 24, 2011, 5:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #186861


I mean before he was cool because he was just plain cool
But now he’s cool because he’s telling Lucy exactly what I’ve been thinking for a while

nAar October 24, 2011, 5:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #186862

I don’t think thats entirely fair. She’s not only upset because he won’t return her feelings, but also because he’s her best friend. This would hurt like hell regardless if she had told him that she loved him. Losing someone you’ve known for years is hard, and then having them act like that towards you is even worse. Mike is taking this too far. I don’t get why he’s putting her through this, I think it’s selfish, and petty and he needs to grow up.

Menou October 24, 2011, 5:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #186864

He has a point, Lucy.

G October 24, 2011, 6:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #186865

he has a good point lucy

Matthew October 24, 2011, 6:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #186866

He’s riiiiight~~~~ Man I just love augustus!~ He’s motherfking awesome!~~~

DarkCrystal828 October 24, 2011, 6:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #186867

Never say crap like that to someone who might even be feeling depression, ever, it’s so bad

Yorky October 24, 2011, 6:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #186868

Cliche but the truth does hurt :P

dimes should have stores October 24, 2011, 6:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #186869

Lucy hit a huge nerve there, of course if she cries and Mikie comes by, he might beat up FF cat, but who knows, there is so many ways this can play out XD

CTS4Kouhei October 24, 2011, 6:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #186870

Duuuuude agustus just became my favorite character over paulo

Karma October 24, 2011, 6:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #186871

I don’t know why… But this has to be one of my most favourite pages in BCB ever. Go Augustus and your words of cliche wisdom!

Jai Foxhat October 24, 2011, 6:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #186873

YOU TELL HER AUGUSTUS!!! ;) I’m tired of Lucy’s stupid whining!!!
Lucy needs to give up on Mike!

Shamber October 24, 2011, 6:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #186875

This has to be my favorite comic. I never was a fan of teen dramas, but I am a huge fan of adult comedy and anthropomorphic cats… I saw this after following a link from “Awkward Zombie”. I love this comic a lot and I never found anything I don’t like about it. I have gotten on my iPod for hours to read a Bittersweet Candy Bowl comic. I keep telling myself, “I’ll stop after this next chapter.” But I end up reading an entire arc. I have skipped breakfast just to slip away to read those. I’ll have to say my favorite chapter is called “Call Waiting.” I don’t know what I will do if the series ended. Please don’t stop the great work!

~CSchlotterer, A loyal fan

CSchlotterer October 24, 2011, 6:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #186876

nothing like a good reality check!
I seriously wonder why mike and lucy haven’t just been like “oh it’s all good, we can still be friends”
plus he’s 100% right, lucy’s awesome, but she needs to get her **** together

Michi October 24, 2011, 6:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #186877

bcbsuck, You need to seriously get some respect. If you had to make a comic, I bet it would bomb. Taeshi has her own interests in comics. Why are you even commenting or reading these comics if you say these comics suck?

Not to be mean.

CSchlotterer October 24, 2011, 6:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #186878

Y’know, I used to hate Augustus. I always thought he was the biggest ******* of them all. Tried taking advantage of Daisy, ******* off Abby in a cruel way, always being a cruel reminder that life sucks most of the time and having a sort of glee in it or taking enjoyment out of it. But this time, I agree with him. Lucy needs to suck it up and move on. Mike isn’t worth loosing her life over. He’s become a ******* to her anyway.

Just get out Lucy. Before you COMPLETELY destroy yourself.

The Almighty Twitch October 24, 2011, 6:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #186879

Harsh delivery with the last comment, but he is absolutely right. Hopefully this will nudge Lucy into getting back on her feet and more independent (with a blow-up on everybody first, for good measure. 8-)

Chi.chan October 24, 2011, 6:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #186880

Lucy in second panel ooohhhhhh wow….. Also agustus…. Sigh

We love u augustus

Aspear October 24, 2011, 7:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #186881

“Take it like a man, shorty.” -Engineer

paulosawesome October 24, 2011, 7:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #186882

He does have a point but that was a bit harsh poor Lucy oh well

Sam October 24, 2011, 7:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #186883

Augustus is smexy!!! ;)

XD October 24, 2011, 7:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #186884

I sort of disagree with Augustus, just slightly. I mean, my present boyfriend asked me out at first, and I said no… And over time, he didn’t give up much, and I realized I had feelings for him, and now were like the best of couples! . . She shouldn’t give up on Mike. I wouldn’t give up on that great of a guy, no matter how much of a jerk he was being.

PunchYouInTheFace October 24, 2011, 7:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #186885

after his comment i now know why i like him, cuz i grew up in a tough neighbor hood and when ever i got rejected by a girl i said **** it and moved on, hes just got a hard shell to cope with life, he shouldnt catch such ****… abbey is still my fav though XD

Thespianut October 24, 2011, 7:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #186886

tough love baby ;)

cheshiregirl October 24, 2011, 7:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #186887

this is EXACTLY how I handle all my friends!! I have a new favorite character!! <3 <3

fodrizzle October 24, 2011, 7:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #186888

Jesus Aug , that’s worded a bit harsh. “Suicide? You’d probably screw that up too!!!” I hear him saying.

steelCOYOTE October 24, 2011, 7:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #186889

Dick move, Augustus. I mean sure, she may be overreacting, but is it really a reason to make her feel like ****? What the ****?

TheX400096 October 24, 2011, 7:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #186890

I know he may seem like a jerk to most people, but when I was going through what Lucy is in HS I wish I had someone as blunt / straightforward as Augustus around to set me straight …

Mushi_Jones October 24, 2011, 8:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #186891

;) Augustus has a point. Sad Lucy is getting to be a bit of a tired out act though, hopefully he’ll get her to buck up.

Ethan October 24, 2011, 8:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #186893

I am so glad he said that to her. Far too many teenagers fall into this trap! good job Augustus. ♥ Loving him! :D

Anbaachan October 24, 2011, 8:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #186894

I am in high school (actually only grade 8, but i’m also very intelligent) and i know just about everyone in my school’s lives and none of their lives are anything like this…just saying (also this comic is 100% freaking AWESOME!!!(this comic as a whole not just this page))

squeeee(not) October 24, 2011, 8:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #186895

Those were tough words, but they were true. Plenty of fish in the sea, Lucy!

Shocky October 24, 2011, 8:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #186896

This section of chapter = Augustus win

Lotvk October 24, 2011, 8:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #186897

Lucy F those two. like for real just walk away. they aren’t worth it. i know that Augustus is trying to help, but calling her worthless is just cruel. i would have smacked him.

T_T October 24, 2011, 8:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #186898

u just got a…………………REALITY CHECK 8-)

hmmm wonder what that means for agustus’s home life :question:

kagura October 24, 2011, 8:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #186899

love the signs

kagura October 24, 2011, 8:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #186900

As much as I hate Final Fantasy cat, he’s 100% right. Maybe I’ll like him in the future.

Serge October 24, 2011, 8:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #186901

Yay! Augustus is pretty awesome this chapter. He’s the only one that’s cared enough to actually tell Lucy how it is. Just givin’ her some real world adult advice. He’s right, Lucy is still blessed with a safe home, food to eat, family and friends that love her, but she CHOOSES to suffer and alone at that because she can’t let go of this person who is already spoken for. Augustus seems really awesome right now because this page made me realize something about Augustus. That he must have grown up poorly in a crappy neighborhood with parents who probably don’t care about him and poor friends if any, and Lucy must be the embodiment of everything that he hates: a well cared for bratty little princess who thinks that her life is over because some boy who she will probably forget about after high school is rejecting her that can’t see outside of her own little bubble, let alone how good she has it, and he STILL bothers to take the time out of his own life (which is probably just as bad as how Lucy feels her own is) to help this little brat get over HER problems. Way to go Augustus! You have moved me.

Indigo October 24, 2011, 8:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #186902

Yes. Get over it Luce, sorry babe your my fave chick and all… But you have been SEVERELY worthless these past chapters. Suck it up. Be sad for a couple of days. Then get over it. Look at Mike, he took your rejection JUST FINE. And got a hot model Girlfriend Btw…. So… UHM… REALITY CHECK!!

PauloIsAwesomeSon October 24, 2011, 8:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #186903

im shocked mikes not listening in an everything thats happening honestly that would be a reality check for him to see how bad he’s acted with lucy

DarkFox October 24, 2011, 8:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #186904

I’m thinking I really love Augustus about now.

Liking this chapter a lot.

BlueCandle October 24, 2011, 9:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #186905


And augustus knocks her with a taste of logic!

OMG October 24, 2011, 9:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #186906

Augustus is the new Doctor Phil.
But seriously, Lucy’s being the embodiment of all that Augustus hates. Poor Augustus does all this work to fix people’s lives, and they spit in his face. He helped Daisy, and Augustus gets harassed now for helping her in his own way. He’s gonna fix Lucy right up, but he’ll be stoned by the public.

Turtle Hermit October 24, 2011, 9:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #186907

I hope his words do not reinforce how she feels right now. If she is already feeling this way she could seek further reasons to end her life or cause harm to herself. We really do not know what else is going through her head right now, rejection from Mike is one thing as I have seen happen to people it could cause her to start seeking other reasons or examples of why people “dislike” her or see her as “worthless”.

Those lines of thoughts tend to snowball pretty quickly and severely until the end where the idea of, the world is better off without me comes to play.

If Augustus was smart or cared, he would inform somebody that Lucy is currently on the edge of being suicidal after he has his little “pep” talk with her.

Time will tell.

BluJax October 24, 2011, 9:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #186908

Good job, Augustus! You mentally Brick’d Lucy in the face.

sam October 24, 2011, 9:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #186909

I second BlueCandle. Lucy doesn’t have it nearly half as bad as Augustus does and she’s planning to commit suicide? Please, calm down. He lives in a terrible neighborhood, with dangerous and violent neighbors, and probably nowhere to sleep except for maybe the “park” that hasn’t been used by little kids in years due to it becoming a druggie or gang hangout or something. She’s got to be happy with what she has. Lucy, you still have Paulo chasing after you, not to mention nearly every other guy in school. You’ll find someone else. Maybe after Paulo is untaken or something. Cuz I just made up the word “untaken”.

But I wouldn’t say worthless. That kinda went a bit far. However, it did get the point across well. Now this’ll make her feel worse and want to kill herself even more because of such a pathetic person she’s turning out to be. Way to go Augustus. Way. To. Go.

Why are you two talking anyway. The sign clearly says to SHHHH

JC October 24, 2011, 9:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #186911

I never knew, final fantasy cat…I never knew… ._.

Brooke October 24, 2011, 9:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #186912

Wow Augustus face in the 7 panel 8-D its very impacting

Timmy October 24, 2011, 9:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #186913

Hey look, Augustus just stabbed every single reality TV show focusing on relationships! And he has a point! Way to go!

Let’s see how this turns out…

Pyrofiend October 24, 2011, 9:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #186914

Oh come on Mike! Just swallow your pride and talk again to Lucy!! …I miss the fun times you used to pass together.

jjkronos October 24, 2011, 9:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #186915

Something you’re not telling us, Augustus? xD
Anyway, wow, I really love the expressions in today’s page, especially Lucy’s in panel 2. And Augustus’ no-nonsense face in panel 5. Ahh, that one cracked me up.

nanxi October 24, 2011, 9:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #186916

I have people like him in my life - really happy I do too. Damn those are some harsh but true words.

wolfdragonful October 24, 2011, 9:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #186917

;)Harsh, rude, real. Augustus is only being realistic with her. This is probably one of the reasons why I love him so much after (old:not emotional)Lucy. Mad Lucy

Cal-Lightwood October 24, 2011, 9:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #186918

How foolish the minds of children are.
Is there ever a happy moment where they can just forget about relationships (especially at their age) and just have fun with each other?

Napu October 24, 2011, 9:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #186919

BUUURRRNNNNNNNN XD nice Augustus C: but shshssshhh i still feels bad about Lucy cuz Mike is being a little. errrhmmm

Hell In my Clouds October 24, 2011, 10:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #186920

God, I wish the Augustus bullcrap would end and we could get to the drama of Mike and Lucy.

J.R. October 24, 2011, 10:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #186921

Pretty damned true. Pwnt, Lucy. Pwnt. Get over it.

Arkairyn October 24, 2011, 10:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #186922

Wow , harsh but true. This comic would die if something happened to Lucy . :(

Megaluigiman October 24, 2011, 10:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #186923

Agustus is my kind of person. He is a siemese, has an beast cape, and is not afraid to tell someone off. Damn straight );)

Megaluigiman October 24, 2011, 10:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #186925


Well that was kinda harsh. I mean, helpful(hopefully) but harsh.


Lunas October 24, 2011, 10:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #186926

YES. Thank you Taeshi. Seriously, this made my night. Auggy gets to be blunt and I love it.

The Sarcastic Spoon October 24, 2011, 11:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #186927


The FIRE BUG October 24, 2011, 11:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #186928

O wow, Lucy. Augustus is right even if it is pretty harsh. Lucy, Mike isn’t worth it and if he heard what you just said he would feel bad but not get together with you! I am not trying to be funny but doesn’t that school have a social worker? That is what they are there for!

Timni October 24, 2011, 11:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #186929

And selfish!! Atleast that’s what I think about suicide… is that bad of me? :unsure:

Aquarian October 24, 2011, 11:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #186930

Oh snap! Lucy got burned big time!

Jack October 24, 2011, 11:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #186931

To Veronica and Oliver: if I didn’t already absolutely love this comic, I think this page alone would have made it happen.
There are many reasons I find this to be one of the best comics I’ve ever read. It touches on so many REAL issues that many of us deal with, and so many people take the time to comment and share a little bit of their own experiences when they feel a connection with what you put on here. I spent about an hour just reading through all the comments.
@Will, I definitely agree. Depression sucks and can have particularly nasty, potentially long-term affects on an individual. It affects your mind in such a way that you think and feel things that normally you wouldn’t feel at all.
I was lucky enough to be given the opportunies to both get help and eventually get away from the causes of my depression. And I met some amazing friends along the way. ;D
After getting through all my issues, I realize in hindsight just how stupid the idea of suicide is. Sure, we all die sooner or later, but that doesn’t mean we should rush head-first into it just because of events and feelings we can’t control.

And finally in response to the page itself lol: The last part was probably uncalled for. Being told “you’re worthless” would definitely send many people off the deep end. But I do agree that in this case, Lucy definitely needed the slap in the face that the rest of the dialogue provided. The world isn’t gonna end just cuz Mike’s being an ***, Lucy dear.

P.S. I like your name, Oliver. I dunno why. I just think it’s an awesome name. :P

Ryn October 24, 2011, 11:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #186932

Wow. That’s not cool bro, not cool. If he is going to say something like that why not slap her with each syllable, it really would change the depressing the vibe coming from him. Other than that cool art man.

Deadspace II October 25, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #186933

So what? Losing a love is enough to kill you. Especially if it was a childhood love. So, stfu.

Cathy Cathy October 25, 2011, 12:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #186934

That’s right Auggie, tell her like it is.

NO seriously, Lucy needs to hear it that way. Not only is she scarred from childhood like, socially, but now she’s emotionally scarring herself all over Mike. I mean, yes, she loved him for like EVER. But she did make the mistake of never showing it till it was too late. Mike isn’t helping with his attitude, and I’m sure with Paulo dating Jazzy yet being on her side is confusing and makes it even more hard by making it seem like people will always leave her like that.
She needs to quit trying so hard to be around Mike, that won’t help. She needs a break away for a bit. And come back when ONE he’s being civil and TWO when she’s over it. Maybe she should go give a guy who wants her a chance, or something. Not now of course, cause of her current lingering feelings, but you know……..
Who was that one kid. Leo? Leon, I feel like it was oh L E O and stuff.

BunBun October 25, 2011, 12:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #186935

I totally agree with Augustus. Just because Mike doesn’t love Lucy back is no reason for her to kill herself. I mean, if Mike was a genuine, one-of-a-kind, amazing guy I would understand, but right now, he’s a complete jerk, and Lucy deserves better. But she has friends. She has a home. She’s healthy. Is there anything else you need? What about all those people who have no family? No home? Kids in poverty…in Africa. They have nothing, yet, when you meet them, they are friendly and they’re willing to give up everything. Lucy needed this. Big time. Though, I have empathy for her situation.

Rain October 25, 2011, 1:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #186936

OH HELL NO!! Furious Abbey

She did not just pull out the big S card like that. So not cool.

cracktastic October 25, 2011, 1:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #186937

Oh, what I would and wouldn’t give to have five minutes with that *******. He nearly commits rape, still has someone willing to talk to and what does he do? He shuns her at first, then picks at her relentlessly. I hope Abbey shows up to prove an old saying. “You know what they say, sometimes people just need a good high-five….. in the face…… with a chair”.

Seikyuu October 25, 2011, 2:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #186938

I’m noticing an increasingly alarming absence of Jasmine… :O

But as for the comic, this is exactly what Lucy needs to hear. Maybe she’ll shake this off and be better in the end because of it or maybe she’ll grow a pair and stop letting Mike’s bitchy attitude get under her skin.

Augustus is calling it as he sees it, and his words couldn’t ring more true. She’s got everything, save for the affection of a certain *******, and she’s ‘about ready to give up everything’? She’s in for one HELL of a disappointment; Life is only going to get harder.

Patches October 25, 2011, 2:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #186939

Thanks, Augustus. Thanks. Mike was the first other kid to accept her after quite a chunk of her student development was spent being ostracized by everyone. You may not know that, but that was unduly cold. Thanks for reminding me why liking you is overrated.

Hey, people. Pull your head out of your *** and think WHY him being that way hurts her so much. Maybe I’ll be able to stand you then.

Hoheh October 25, 2011, 2:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #186941

Sorry if that was a bit mean. People claim to have read the comic, yet they show no awareness of things they should. Remember? I dislike lying. More than Katie. Did not see that one coming. D:

Hoheh October 25, 2011, 2:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #186942

Lucy needs to get over Mike, and Mike needs to stop resenting Lucy…and Augustus can just keep doing what he does best

Tickled October 25, 2011, 3:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #186943

Well, it’s the TRUTH!

Profesor Rod October 25, 2011, 3:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #186944

That is me, giving relationship advice to almost every girl I’ve met.

Nate October 25, 2011, 3:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #186945

Am I the only one getting Scott Pilgrim vibes from Augustus’ face when he hears Lucy saying that?

Jinxy October 25, 2011, 4:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #186946

And Gussie hit the nail on the head again, harsh but effective, while potentially revealing some details of his past. Worthless may have been the wrong word though. Pitiful, hopeless, or pathetic would have probably been better, but that’s just me.

I was right that a little more practice with Augustus would help, He’s looking FAR better than in some of the recent chapters.

Qsandas October 25, 2011, 4:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #186947

Damn, Gus. Harsh. (and your coat is stupid)
I love him in the first panel, though.

No. You’re not alone.

StarSturdy October 25, 2011, 4:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #186948

Ouch D: I’ve felt exactly what you’ve felt Lucy…and I’ve received exactly the same answer…

Effie October 25, 2011, 4:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #186950

Gawd, I cannot wait until Wednesday to see Lucy’s reaction.

CSchlotterer October 25, 2011, 5:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #186951

Ouch…. welp, can’t say he’s wrong for going there.

Bootz October 25, 2011, 6:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #186952

The more I read this comic the more I hope Lucy doesn’t end up with Mike…
that would be just like that horribly disappointing movie “Something Borrowed”. Just a cliche, stupid, and frustrating ending.

I really just want Lucy to develop and outgrow this Mike-thing. I think that would be her ultimate revenge… to show him that she doesn’t need him anymore and that she can stand on her own two feet without his help. She can do so much better.

Candid October 25, 2011, 8:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #186953

Revenge for what, Candid?

SushiJaguar October 25, 2011, 8:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #186954

I hope there’ll be a chapter where Mike reunites with Sandy :)

Tastycakez October 25, 2011, 8:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #186955

Good work, Veronica, getting everyone here talking about SERIOUS ISSUES!
But please tell me this isn’t going to turn into a ‘very special episode’ or that Lucy’s gonna get over suicidal thoughts by arguing with Augustus about all the reasons she’s not worthless and then pause and go “oh… you’re good.” That’d be too cliche!
I am anxiously awaiting what happens next - is Lucy border-line suicidal? Or was she grossly misinterpreted? And will she kick Augustus through the ceiling for calling her worthless?

PS: love the little teary eye thing in panel 2.

BJMcG October 25, 2011, 9:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #186957

I support Lucy simply never opening up. She was happier and more stable when she just refused to emotionally depend on others. If you don’t let others in you’ll never ever fail to win. Attachments can often be a trap. The Void is far better company. They can’t hurt nonexistent feelings.

Hoheh October 25, 2011, 10:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #186958

@Hoheh, the problem with never opening up is that the happier and more stable self is a mask to hide deep sorrows. If you don’t let others in, nothing can come out either. Lucy will still be a sad, miserable kitty while masking herself to pretend that she doesn’t need to depend on others. The effort to hide one’s feelings is often times overwhelming and can emotionally break them.

Kirby Boi October 25, 2011, 11:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #186959

Whoa. Whoa whoa WHOA there, Auggie. That’s a bit over th’ line! :|

Jessica U. Ingmann October 25, 2011, 12:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #186960

At some moment, it’s right to cross a line >: D

Fortunos October 25, 2011, 12:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #186961

So he’s actually got a history. I still don’t like him. Die in a ditch! In the library! The librarian’s gonna dig a ditch with books and you’re gonna die in it!

Senor Pena October 25, 2011, 12:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #186962

Put that bitch in her place, Augustus.

And since I doubt there’s a kitchen in that library, demoralizing her over her trivial problems is an alright substitute.

Jerk Magic Inc October 25, 2011, 12:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #186963

I commented before but reading it over again I noticed something else. Augustus’ reaction to what Lucy said, I think he reacted so harshly because at one point, when he was alone, hurt, no parents, in a bad neighborhood, he probably wanted to die too. He probably felt that he wanted to give up, and now that he sees someone else who feels that way over something that seems so much less significant compared to what he went through, and he sees himself and is he’s mostly angry at himself, because he sees his former, weaker self in that moment.

Just a thought, considering people hate in others that which they hate in themselves.

GracefulSerenity October 25, 2011, 1:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #186964

And he was doing so well at making a valid point, until that last little panel happened.

Call me Phipps October 25, 2011, 2:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #186965

I’m not sure why readers are treating Lucy like she’s some girl that had some random crush. Mike was a lot more to her than just that. They have such a history and now he’s treating her like she’s the scum of the earth. Yeah, she does need to grow up a bit and move on, but there’s substance behind her pain and some of the readers aren’t seeing and Augustus isn’t seeing it.

Augustus is not showing Lucy tough love, he’s lashing out because he only thinks problems that fall into his criteria are problems. Love doesn’t ever call anyone worthless. There’s disgust written across his face, and that is not the face of love. Love is being stern with someone because it’s for their own good, not ripping them apart because you think they’re stupid.

Taking something out of context, like calling Mike “some kid that doesn’t return her feelings” might help her get some perspective, but it also completely voids the validity of her feelings, and that’s not okay. You can’t deny what you feel, and you can’t discredit your feelings. You try and find other ways of living that feel better than how you’ve been living. That’s what Lucy needs to learn, and degrading herself or her feelings will not help her learn that. Hopefully, Augustus scorn will help her realize the opposite of what he’s saying.

Xiface October 25, 2011, 2:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #186966

Everyone should listen to Xiface. He/She seems to understand this.

Missme October 25, 2011, 2:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #186967

The only thing that would surprise me on the next page would be Mike defending Lucy against Augustus calling her worthless.

As if I’m that important xD

Missme October 25, 2011, 2:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #186968

i drew fan art of this scene but i cant post ittttttt i want you to see i’m so prouddd

tara October 25, 2011, 2:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #186969

Okay, some people are pretty hard on Lucy for acting like she’s given up. And I can understand that. I myself find no reason a good reason to what Lucy seems to be implying here, but that dosen’t mean she’s just some brat that needs to “buck up”.
i would like to point out to anyone that thinks Lucy is overreacting that Mike isn’t just “not returning her feelings”, he’s shutting her out of his world (the collection of his episteme and asumptions that is what he percives to be). To do that to someone, especially someone whom you are important to is just cruel. Hegel went as far as refering to it as “the murder of the person” (the person” mind you, not the individual)
I also think that what Augustus does is a good thing. it’s not “tough love” it’s not the “harsh but true” it’s the “I have it worse than you, so stop your b***in” speech. And I know there’s alot of people that has it worse than me but I for one HATE that speech.

Random Encounter October 25, 2011, 3:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #186973


Brain Worm October 25, 2011, 4:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #186974

Thank you! Someone finally agrees! She doesn’t need this, it’s not true. Augustus doesn’t know the background, the past, behind Lucy and Mike. They’ve been close friends since young childhood and now Mike is treating Lucy like shes a piece of garbage he can easily kick out of his path. The fact that Lucy has feelings for him only adds to her emotion. The best thing would either be to talk to Mike, or attempt to anyway, and have him listen or to just wait because time is probably her second best medicine right now.

Brandon October 25, 2011, 4:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #186975

Although it was put very bluntly, Augustus is right. Lucy needs to get over Mike. He’s being a *****, and she has plenty of friends and family members that love her and will be with her through the best as well as the very worst.

Tamar October 25, 2011, 4:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #186976

you know what would be funny? if mike happened to come back right now over hearing this and defended Lucy and a lil heart felt i might add *hint hint to the friggin artist/idea person* anyway cant you just get lucy and mike together already so that they can get over this bs already? i mean really he has to forgive her sometime and express his inner feelings so hurry it up will ya? 8-D(<— i cant help but think this face is hilarius idk call me crazy)

Siriuswolf October 25, 2011, 4:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #186977

Furious Abbey wtf lucy why whhhhhhhhy would you want to kill yourself your awesome and mike is just being a total be yotch seriosly in my personall opinion lucy is meh fav character and i am thinking h8LL NAW

howlingwolf October 25, 2011, 4:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #186978

I have to agree with Augustus. When life is a bitch we have to man up or else we’ll just go down. I understand Lucy’s feelings but like Augustus (just a speculation) I had a crappy family, just last week I was kicked out from home, I’m far from all my friends, the guy I like and now I’ll have to work because neither I or my family have money, oh and I had to quit school too. Sure I got depressed and I cried alot, but we can’t just give up on everything just because of a guy when there’s so much more important stuff.

NoOne October 25, 2011, 5:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #186979

Pretty harsh but great point i respect Augustus for this

Rockit October 25, 2011, 5:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #186980

Am I the only one who sees that calling Lucy “worthless” will only make it worse? I mean, that’s just a dick thing to say to a girl like her. That’s not “harsh but true”. That’s demotivation.

TheX400096 October 25, 2011, 5:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #186981

D: Ouch! Some one finally tells her how it really is. It’s time Lucy faces the truth and someone sets her straight. … Lucy reminds me of “emo kids,” who always complain about their life while they have everything.

Zinc October 25, 2011, 6:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #186982

…ouch…that’s a little raw…

Houle Nemo October 25, 2011, 6:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #186983

I think Lucy needs to grow up. She has a really good life and great friends so why should she be strung up about Micheal? I think she should go see a therapist. No offence to Lucy, she’s cool, like on of my friends. Except my friend isnt nearly as clingy :\

xxGrayxx October 25, 2011, 7:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #186984

Am I the only one who didn’t take what Lucy said as threatening suicide until Augustus reacted to it that way?

I guess that was how it was obviously meant, but my initial thoughts were more along the lines of not caring about anything anymore or getting depressed.

Uhm October 25, 2011, 7:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #186985

Re: lucy being clingy; needing to grow up:
Keep in mind she’s still in high school. She still has a lot of maturing to do. With that said, I (dare I say it? I dare not. I shall say it anyway) respect Augustus more now because of these words of wisdom.

Mick G. October 25, 2011, 7:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #186986

Re: lucy being clingy; needing to grow up:
Keep in mind she’s still in high school. She still has a lot of maturing to do. With that said, I (dare I say it? I dare not. I shall say it anyway) respect Augustus more now because of these words of wisdom.

Mick G. October 25, 2011, 7:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #186987

dayum Augustus kicked that bitch off her pedestal o:

Doom October 25, 2011, 7:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #186988

Ok. After reading this page for the 5th time, I finnaly understood that Lucy’s thinking about commiting suicide…

Augustus… you acutally care about Lucy? What a surprise! (not)

C: October 25, 2011, 7:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #186989

oh daym, somebody got bleep slaped across her emotions :P

me :D October 25, 2011, 8:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #186990

I love how much Augustus’ hair changes in panel 6. DERP

Missme October 25, 2011, 8:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #186991

I’ll be the first to say i have no simpithy for suicidels. If u want to kill your self over a segnificant other who does not return your feelings your stupid. I have a friend who i would do anything for, and i would do everything in my power to help them not make the choice of killing themselfs. However i will not take the responsibility if they kill them self’s after talking with me. Agustus may have just saved her life or made her feel even shittyier thus she would go through with it. My friend almost killed himself, and he didn’t think about the people around him who he’d be hurting. My other friend is the split emage of lucy who does anything she can for attention and says she’ll kill herself but doesn’t, and i’m glad not. I agree with agustus telling her u have a family good home ext…… your an itiot. I agree. I agree that he shouldn’t take her crap…I agree. I do think he should say it better then he did. I recall when i was younger i said i felt like killing myself and my dad said DO IT THEN! Tuff love might make things worse for lucy but may also save her life. She need help :(

JustSomeCritic October 25, 2011, 8:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #186992

Silly emo kids, you can’t do it with an electric razor!

Neoresolution October 25, 2011, 8:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #186993

wow.that was harsh.But isn’t that what she needs? Lucy is being dumb about her feelings, and if suicide is her only option then she really is worthless. :(

meinpain October 25, 2011, 8:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #186994

I see where augustus is coming from (go Detroit). And he’s right, lucy and mike need to really get the over they’re issues.

For lucy: Reality hit’s you hard bro

Kindle Kat October 25, 2011, 9:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #186995

Shot in the dark prediction. Augustus is gonna continue to lecture Lucy about how its stupid and selfish for her to think of killing herself. Lucy will start to cry. Mike will come back, see Augustus and Lucy crying and run Augustus off. Lucy will throw herself on Mike’s mercy and from their it could go one of two ways. Either Mike takes it silently and allows Lucy to vent, or he’ll try to distance himself from her and ultimately hurt her feelings more.

Idk but that seems like the most likely scenario to me. Of course Taeshi almost never does the obvious thing so who knows. I’m excited whatever the outcome.

Deuce Moose October 25, 2011, 9:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #186996

@JustSomeCritic Don’t quit your day job.

TheX400096 October 25, 2011, 9:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #186997

Harsh but true…my little bro tried to commit suicide (someone found him before it went down) so I took him for a drive and explained that it’s not about him. “Life may suck, I mean SUCK, but it’s not about you….how would mom feel when she found out you killed yourself? How do you think I’d feel?” That’s what I told him and he’s still livin’ so I musta made an impact, lol. He’s working for me now, lmao XD
Let people know you care, even in small ways…you’d never know how much it helped.

2tailed_fox October 25, 2011, 9:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #186998

When a completely ******* tells you something incredibly blunt, and its incredibly wise and CORRECT, you KNOW you have a problem.

Ud the Imp October 25, 2011, 10:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #186999

Augustus, Panel 5, perfect.

I’m loving this chapter. Augustus is probably my favorite character through all of this. I keep looking forward to more of this.

Razor13 October 25, 2011, 10:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #187000

Assuming Rapecat didn’t take Lucy’s melodrama out of context, her attitude right now disappoints me. Mike’s an insufferable douche, but he’s got a solid defense: He’s dating Sandy. It’s not fair to anyone to expect him to break up with her to date Lucy. So she’s massively delusional for obsessing over that outcome. Lucy had me fooled. I thought for a while that she had made peace with that, but wanted to stay friends or at least be civil with Mike. But if a relationship or bust was her motive this whole time, Lucy I am disappoint. :/

Spectre39 October 25, 2011, 10:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #187001

ooooooooo update in an hour
as for the current comic……
but seriously, lucy, everything he said is technically true. do not get obsessed over one guy (i.e. mike)… there are plenty of other people out there and friends to support you! get over him!

Charlie the Unicorn October 25, 2011, 11:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #187002

Lighten up emo bitch!
Seriously the self pity this is extremely obnoxious!

Kanashio October 25, 2011, 11:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #187003

Ok, roll two twenty-sided dice, one for; one through ten for Lucy crying, eleven through nineteen for Lucy slapping him, and twenty for Lucy returning with a chilly remark; and the second die for; Roll a corner for Mike staying away for the entire chapter, roll one through nineteen for him overhearing, and roll twenty for him tossing a book at Augustus’s head and rushing in to give Lucy a kiss.


… Two ones….

Fate, why u so cruel?!
nerd has nerd jokes… non-nerds don’t get ‘em, I don’t care.

TheNEEEARD October 25, 2011, 11:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #187007

Thank you Augustus! We all appreciate your harsh words of wisdom, and thank you Taeshi for the wonderful art and plot line it brings color into my otherwise grey weekdays. :D

Dawnest October 26, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #187063

Brutal honesty.

Really and truly, there is nothing like it; and it’s something that some may really and truly need to hear.

Chocothunda October 26, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #187238

Yes, Lucy and Mike have a history. Mike was the first to pay attention to her in grade school. He then dropped her like a hot potato when he met Sandy. Lucy is still desperate for his attention, even though she only tends to get the attention of him (and others) through negative behavior. Meanwhile, Mike mostly either ignores her or treats her like dirt. Lucy, until recently, treated Mike like dirt.

Mike is becoming the new Lucy in their relationship, and Lucy can’t cope. Lately, neither character has been all that likable, but at least there is the rest of the cast.

Rinikex October 27, 2011, 11:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #187264

Why is Mike making her make a stupid decision? He’s acting like its all about him and its not.He’s like having a fit about having someone like him other than Sandy! Lucy can’t make that decision and tell someone that hardly has a life because that guy(for got his name sorry) hardly HAS a life.So, Mike is hurting Lucy really badly.She is pain and he is taking his anger out on her.She just loves him and he hates her for it.WHY!? Furious Abbey

An Angel I am October 27, 2011, 10:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #187516

well, THATS not nice.
but true, she does need to brighten up a bit.

wolfie single happy October 30, 2011, 4:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #187906

True… some people DO have everything worse than others…

Harris012 November 1, 2011, 10:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #189258

Well, that isn’t entirely fair. Augustus was raised with no parents, an unsafe neighborhood, and what not. His whole life he has spent coping, so coping with heartbreak isn’t that much different.
But Lucy has lived a comfortable, secure life and that isn’t her fault. Everything has come relatively easy to her, and expecting her to have the same coping skills that he does is like expecting an American child to be able to go without food for the same length of time as a child who lives in a poor country. It’s completely unfair… Though Lucy, dear, you are bugging me. Get yoself a spine and then we talk :)

Asdf November 9, 2011, 5:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #193358

Every single person who stated this what she needs or that this isn’t worth killing herself over has obviously never been depressed. People only have their own experiences. There is no scale for something being “worth” comiting suicide over. Different reasons for different people. She needs understanding. At least from you readers. I can’t imagine how you would treat somone in your life who was depressed.

Xdepression November 24, 2011, 9:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #199037

absolutely LOVE 1st panel. Final fantasy cat( Augustus) face XD

yay December 11, 2011, 10:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #202754

Mike? Where the hell is he? :unsure:

RanmaSaotome December 25, 2011, 12:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #203735

Lovely, Augustus. We all know she needed that. Have a saving throw?

Hoheh December 30, 2011, 12:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #210259

I wish I jhad the guts lie Mr. Peto cat to tell some one that XP

Kitkat February 23, 2012, 5:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #216287

HEY thought i told you to SHHHH XD

okdude May 11, 2012, 10:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #217636

“Worthless” people feeling worthless being called worthless. Where could this go wrong? :x

Hoheh May 30, 2012, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #219427

i was suicidal several years ago and if someone had said this to me then it would have helped she needs to understand mike isnt everything and that she has people that actually love her

Eagle eye June 19, 2012, 10:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #219832

Need help getting rejected?
Why not Zoidberg?

Dr. Zoidberg June 23, 2012, 5:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #220244

Are all your beliefs, hopes, and despairs abstracting the reality beyond it?
Take a shower, go to bed, and get the hell over it.
This isn’t a movie and it sure ain’t a comic, oh wait, heh, it is a comic.
Guess that explains it.
Quick, everyone, HERO SYNDROME! The world is coming down HARD on YOU! Fight it…FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT! Didn’t get your favorite cereal? Fate has abused you! FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT!

VladIt June 27, 2012, 4:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #243170

Augustus swings… and he gets a hit as well!

SimonD April 16, 2013, 8:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #243574

Seems I share a viewpoint with Final Fantasy Cat.

Bonbon April 20, 2013, 3:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #246144

This is now my favorite character. blunt and saying what we have been saying for forever

Misanthrope May 20, 2013, 8:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #259524


Nopony September 15, 2013, 4:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #260541

Augustus, I know your not a creeper as the others think you are but I don’t think calling her worthless is going to make her feel better :/

Cal September 28, 2013, 1:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #271833

Yeah, don’t commit suicide! Just rape the object of your desire! Augustus dating advice!

Yes January 6, 2014, 6:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #287264

holy… holy cow. i do NOT believe what augustus did there. thats a huge no-no.

Terry September 27, 2014, 12:27 PM EST.

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