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Veronica: oh maishul you so mad

EDIT: I changed the bubble to point towards Lucy in a more obvious way because Mike did not, and will not, ever threaten physical abuse on her.

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Comment ID #187272

I’m loving Mikes infuriated face. He’s all like ‘get the hell away.’

I love both Lucy’s and Augustus’ faces in panel two. Not sure why, just their secondary reactions to Mike dropping in I find priceless.

Hm. Green Eyes. Wonder if he’ll pick up on that….probably not.

I think that bubble was meant for Lucy, it really doesn’t sound like Mike would say that.

Shada October 28, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #187273

…Punch her

Athen October 28, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #187274

:D Lucy’s response=YES.
Also, what is she making obvious, “green eyes”?! They were talking :T Mike is ******* me off ;__; y u no be happy gais

Clare October 28, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #187275

somebody call a cop. thats a threat. lol

Albedo October 28, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #187276


Sparkfur October 28, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #187277

Michael do what now?

JD October 28, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #187279

……I’m done trying to defend Mike. Now, he’s just an a-hole.
EDIT: Actually, now I’m conflicted about whether he’s defending Lucy, or whether he’s being a jerk. I can’t tell.

J.R. October 28, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #187280


ThatOtherMichael October 28, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #187281

wait, in the last pannel, was that mike or lucy who said that?

GKIDRULZ October 28, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #187282

oohh… mike I DON’T think you wanna crossover into that territory… punching people is lucy’s thing… I just can’t wait for this, I mean I know it’s coming. I know it’s gonna happen… Mike’s gonna keep pushing her and she’s gonna snap, and just let it all loose onto mike. I like these two as a couple and I want to see something happen between them… I LOVE DRAMA!!

SXR123 October 28, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #187283

dude he cant punch lucy . lucy will punch him

Kyute October 28, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #187284

Damn! He’d hit a girl?! Well I must say I am liking this. I’m not supporting violence against women and I do thiink he is being kinda rude here, but at least he is actually voicing his anger instead of just glaring and avoiding. the way i see it, it can only lead to a verbal confrontation from here (or an all out fist fight in a library, either way its cool). Mike’s gonna get a lot of hate though. I personally have given up haitng on him, and am instead in support of Augustus, not when he’s acting like a douche, but when he’s actually being slightly nice in his own way like last page. and i’m not supporting LucyxAugustus, i just like him. Thanks for a great page Taeshi, keep up the goood work.

P.S. i guess i read it wrong and Mike isn’t threatening lucy, which is good. Thank you taeshi for not destroying all my faith in Mike. anyways when i did think mike was saying that to lucy it reminded me of this pic post/view/3785?search=lucy%20mike

Deuce Moose October 28, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #187286

Guys, Lucy’s threatening to punch him.

Floweramon October 28, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #187287

Ehehe, oh I get the whole green eyes comment. (Or maybe I’m just looking too much into it)

Novachi October 28, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #187288

I am actually starting to hate mike for his attitude, I mean, that last line was completely uncalled for. And Lucy seems to be fed up with it and it looks like she might do something about it. Go Lucy! Punch him!

Barrier-Break October 28, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #187289

Yay new page! Oh the drama! I feel kinda stupid, but who was saying that in the last panel? If it was mike, then what the heck?! He actually threatened to punch lucy?! Of course I may be totally wrong in this regard. Augustus, you are now one of my fave characters in this comic.

Screamer October 28, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #187290

As far as I can tell, the table said it XD

SomeLurker October 28, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #187291

I love how everybody’s gonna complain about Mike’s attitude problem here. Don’t get me wrong, I think Mike’s turned into a real jerk too, but I don’t think we should take his statement in the last panel too literally. :unsure: Mad Lucy

Irenezelle October 28, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #187292

Damn looks like mike didn’t hear a thing, oh well we know what happens when war assignments plus girl plus guy means AWESOME METAPHORS *shot*

Chellby October 28, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #187293

Whoa whoa. Don’t punch her Mike. It’s not worth plus she’ll kick your butt all the way to Pluto.

Is my eyes deceiving me or is that a “Sure Potter Wars” book I see?

Bearcoon October 28, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #187294

you’re a douche mike.

RoseVee October 28, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #187295

I really have no idea what’s going on now.

SushiJaguar October 28, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #187296

Omg omg GREEN EYES like the confrontation cat! :O it’s All coming together…

Brooke October 28, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #187297

Whoa whoa Mike… violence? Lucy’s not gunna take it.

Day~Day October 28, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #187298

it’s official, mike is a lower region of the male anatomy, really, wanting to punch Lucy, just cause his own mistake got him with her, i do not pity him.. yet >>.

inumaru October 28, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #187299

wow, Mike is really being a jerk. it seems as if he didn’t hear Lucy & Augustus’ conversation though.

sen October 28, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #187300

Jeez Mike.
Mr.Jerkity Jerk arnt we?
Do I sence a little Hypocritity?
Like you said in the “Confrontation” chapter. . ”HITTIN GURLS IZ BAD.”

Edit after reading the clarification:

HAHAHA. Ha. . ha. /shot
. . Punch Him.
Augustus,you just keep being awesome as always.

NightFaller October 28, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #187301

Heh, I am confused. I miss old Mike, this guy isn’t cool. Old Mike was sweet, and somewhat effeminate, which was nice. New mike is all, ‘grr I’m angry and caustic.’

Oh well. I do like the past few comics of Augustus, though. He was harsh, but he made a very fair point.

Keith_Z October 28, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #187302

Should I move the bubble lower to prevent confusion or is it just a case of some readers being careless? It’s not Mike saying it, it’s Lucy. I only moved the bubble near Mike so it wouldn’t be near the other bubbles and cause the reader to read the final dialogue first by mistake. If that makes sense?

Mike would NEVER threaten Lucy with violence, regardless of what he feels for her.

Taeshi October 28, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #187303

comment on how domestic abuse is hilarious in cat form

I say keep the bubble as is. it’s hilarious

Gabriel Kaxbe October 28, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #187304

Everyone, I’m 90% that Lucy made the punching comment, although and clarification from Taeshi would be nice.

Edit: Speaking of, see 2 comments below, thanks Taeshi.

SomeLurker October 28, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #187305

OH ****. Why’d you have to say that, Augustus?!? WHY?!?!?!?

Luigifan October 28, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #187306

Yeah I think I will a lot of people are being dead wrong.

Taeshi October 28, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #187307

Oh Mike, will you ever stop being a hilarious ***? Probably, but not anytime soon.

OFN-41 October 28, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #187308

Wow, are so many people really making this mistake? Seriously, I know Mike has become a jerk, but do you all really think it sounds like him to just come out and threaten to ounch someone, as oppose to Lucy?

Floweramon October 28, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #187309

Augustus needs to stop throwing the term “green eyes” around, or someone else besides daisy might pick up on his true identity. You’d think he’d be a little more careful after what happened at the carnival. :/

The Observer October 28, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #187310

@Irenezelle I agree.
Mike probably has a lot going on in his head right now. He not only has Sandy to worry about, but Lucy and Himself as well.
I hope as much as anyone that their moods will lighten up a bit

And For everyone else, Mike didn’t make the threat. Lucy did.

Sven October 28, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #187311

Yes, move the bubble because I seriously thought Mike said that >.

Sally October 28, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #187312

Geez I’m sick of that “I don’t belong to you” line, i’m sorry Lucy but puh-lease shut up with that. I mean we all KNOW you WANT to belong to him. So let’s just do this project and get along with it. I have to admit I don’t quite understand what Mike means by being “obvious.” And of course punching is what Lucy resorts too.

Juicebox October 28, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #187313

Can someone explain the “green eyes” comment to me…

Menou October 28, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #187314

And Augustus goes back to being Augustus XD…. well, sort of. I dunno why, but Mike looked a bit less of a jerk on this page, at least on this page, for some reason….. I could be imagining things

Subaru October 28, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #187315

Just move the tail to the other Side, and toward Lucy. I fell for it as well.

If the bubble is on a different layer, mirroring it may do the trick.

Mars October 28, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #187316

Hah, lawlz, I love the people who actually think it’s Mike threatening to punch Lucy…
N00bs, it makes me laugh. Although it’s understandable, I suppose…
AND SPEAKING OF N00B, can someone please explain the significance of the ‘green-eyes’ statement, because I’m obviously not getting it…
I’m just too tired.

Lola October 28, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #187317

Are they gonna have a reminiscing moment together? That would be sweet and funny! …Oh wait a minute, that wouldn’t really fit the whole idea of “Bittersweet”.

Xenos October 28, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #187318

Im sorry? What? Is that the sound of an idiot I hear?

TheMysteriousMan October 28, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #187319

The best thing for Mike and Lucy could do, is hop into a ring beat the ever loving sh#$ out of each other and finally realize things aren’t that bad. lol

starfighter105 October 28, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #187320

Jealous Mike is jealous.

Mattx2 October 28, 2011, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #187321

@Taeshi: It is the proximity of the bubble to Mike that is causing the confusion, I did a doubletake before dismissing it as being out of character. Hopefully others will catch that as well, but if you need to move it, the space below the books on the table next to Lucy looks promising.

In any case, keep up the good work. ;)

Sean October 28, 2011, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #187322

Mike is simply treating Lucy how she treated him. Jeez,

Yorky October 28, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #187323

@Taeshi, now that I realized my mistake its obvious that it was Lucy saying that, but i think some of the confusion comes from the fact that her mouth is closed. admittedly mike’s is also and then its just an issue of proximity, but I’d say you should leave it as is.

Deuce Moose October 28, 2011, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #187324

Less obvious? Less obvious about what?
And jesus, Mike. You can’t expect Lucy to make up for being an *** when you won’t even let her.
As they say, hate + hate does not equal love.

Ali October 28, 2011, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #187325

Yeah move the bubble closer to lucy… :unsure:

Punch him… for the hell of it. Furious Abbey

Blue Sly October 28, 2011, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #187326

I forgot the reason why Lucy and Mike’s relationship is like this.

What part of the story did the relationship go from good to worst possible outcome?

Akira October 28, 2011, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #187327

Less obvious about, frakking what? What is Mike talking about? When did he go insane? Why is there a Final Fantasy character here? I NEED SCISSORS! 61!!

PhycoKrusk October 28, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #187328

Deuce Moose: Nahh, it’s caused enough confusion not to leave it alone. I would rather make it obvious.

Rule of comics suggests you should always have the tail of the bubble pointing towards the face, and that it’s a very bad habit to point to a limb or an arm or the chest or any other body part of the character that’s not the face. That’s why I consciously felt it wasn’t Mike saying that at all, and didn’t even consider the mix-up. Maybe people here just read comics that break that rule ad nauseum? :P I know I tend to notice that in some comics and it bothers me immensely.

Taeshi October 28, 2011, 12:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #187329

Heh, hopefully things don’t get too bad. It’s good to have some clarification on that last bubble. Thanks Taeshi. 8-)

As for the “Green Eyes” comment, how could you people forget the whole confrontation arc? :unsure:

Qsandas October 28, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #187330

Don’t tell Lucy to “puh-lease” shut up about the “I don’t belong to you” thing.
She’d stop saying it if ol’ green eyes would quit trying to treat her like property. She may have feelings for them, but he ended up rejecting her when she confessed, so if she doesn’t want to be treated like a pet rock, it’s her right to call him out on it. ‘nuff said, nub.

um...what? October 28, 2011, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #187331

Grah, I need to take a break from BCB until all the Mike hating Lucy stuff is less prominent or I’ll start hating Mike.

Icsifil October 28, 2011, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #187332

Oh just tear him a new f*ck hole and be done with it, Lucy. -.-;

Cathy Cathy October 28, 2011, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #187333

For those who haven’t read Confrontation, read it to understand the ‘green eyes’ term

Wolf October 28, 2011, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #187334

I agree, anyone wonderIng about the green eyes comment should read over confrontation again. And if you’re wondering what the connection to Augustus is, read the first page of Moving On.

The Observer October 28, 2011, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #187335

@orangelimepeel: how do you figure the art is sloppy? the background is a bit off, but Taeshi is still working on her perspective. lets not be rude with the criticism.

@Menou: read the confrontation chapter again.

sen October 28, 2011, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #187336


_CandleJack_ October 28, 2011, 12:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #187338

I think it would help the confusion to maybe draw Lucy with an open mouth, so it’s clear who’s talking? :D

Edit: her expression looks as if she’s annoyed at what Mike said (or didn’t really say, haha)

Deftinwolf October 28, 2011, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #187339

sen: orangelimepeel wasn’t being rude, just vague. It would be nice that if people do have a problem with certain parts of the comic that they could explain themselves. I can’t really do much with “sloppy”, though it’s not rude. It’s just something I can’t really work with! And maybe he just means the page in particular wasn’t as great as the others, which I agree with. I found this page very annoying to do.

Taeshi October 28, 2011, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #187340

FYI for everyone that asked: the green eyes comment is from the confrontation chapter. the jerks that tried to beat up mike & the gang after the got lost in that crappy area.

the big leader kept callin’ Mike “green eyes” and he also tried to hit on Lucy b4

if you reread previous chapters you’ll find evidence of this guy all over the place. I know that Augustus is working with him but to what extent? are they brothers or is their something that this guy is holding over Augustus to make him work for him? only time will tell & I can’t wait to find out.

sen October 28, 2011, 12:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #187341

I love Mike… but right now i wanna punch him in the face
just wish mike can be a little more nice to lucy :(

Soul October 28, 2011, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #187342

lol they mad.

Ranger October 28, 2011, 1:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #187343

Green Eyes comes from Chapter 12: Confrontation Page 10 of 30 in the lower left panel you first see it. (I think first time) I might have to read through every thing again though now that Taeshi is starting to bring more of the past in now.

Synyen October 28, 2011, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #187344

Look at that…! Lucy’s threatening Mike…! Just like the good, old days..! *nervous and strained chuckle which quickly fades away*

ScrabMaster October 28, 2011, 1:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #187345

“Green Eyes” ….

Oh! Oh! Does that mean we’re gonna see more of Alejandro sometime soon?

<3 <3

and yes Mike, stop being a jerkface. XD

Zuzu October 28, 2011, 1:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #187346

*sigh* you silly, silly, kitties. especially you lucy. did it ever cross your mind that there might be a reason Mike was ****** that Augustus was hitting on you? Or that he assumed that you two being paired together was an inevitable? *sighs again* You don’t have to be a phsychology proffessor to tell that he still has a thing for you.

comic"expert"514 October 28, 2011, 1:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #187347

The last panel is confusing to me. I can’t tell where the speech bubble is pointed at. It looks like the table, and neither of their expressions look like they’re saying it. Lucy looks offended, and mike looks annoyed/distant as always. It could be ff cat, but that doesnt make sense. I’m going to stick with the table saying it; that makes it less offensive to me 8-D

the other white meat October 28, 2011, 1:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #187348

And yet again Mike doesn’t get lectured even though he needs it. BS.

KiwiKoala October 28, 2011, 1:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #187349

Ok look..y’all need to chill on the the who said what. By now it should be obvy on who makes the punch threats in this comic series. Hell, I’ve read this stuff enuf to know who says what even without those little speech strand thingies….. W/e they are called! But hey!

Maybe it’s just me.

Also, mike be jelly.

Aspear October 28, 2011, 1:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #187350

I’m sure Mike has taken on the type of “haters gonna hate” idea.

I still respect you Mike

JetFire October 28, 2011, 1:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #187351

I apologize for my ignorance, and my lack of knowledge in the first webcomic for me to fall in love with, but what I’d the green eyes reference? Did I miss a chapter or something? I really want to know!!!!!!!!! Can someone help me out here? One BCB fan to another?

FoxandWolf October 28, 2011, 1:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #187352

Punch him, punch him, punch him, punch him, punch him, punch him, punch him, punch him, punch him, punch him, punch him, punch him, punch him, punch him, punch him, punch him Mad Lucy

Monanniverse October 28, 2011, 1:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #187353

If you have green eyes, it is a reference to being jealous. Also Lucy is the one doing the punching.

Novali October 28, 2011, 2:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #187354

Also, Mike has green eyes. In a previous chapter (forget which), Agustus was shown talking to an unseen cat, making some kind of plans involving getting to “green eyes.”

JC October 28, 2011, 2:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #187355

I really like how mike gets frustrate :3 lol. Oh mikie when will you smile

Leen619 October 28, 2011, 2:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #187356

please let them make up already!!! ;_; it hurts to see mike like that.

meinpain October 28, 2011, 2:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #187357

Mixed signals Mike, my new nickname for him

Vincent October 28, 2011, 2:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #187358

ok, lucy is ******* me off even further, now… the bitch wants to be mike’s girl, but knows he will never accept her again… then she goes off at him saying “i dont belong to you”.

lucy is the bitch here, yet people keep blaming mike… i’m starting to think everyone here is a twilight fan due to their ignorance. :/

Thanatos October 28, 2011, 2:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #187359

lol let’s just get to work before i have to punch you just lol XD and meinpain odd words you used back there

MEGAMAN64 October 28, 2011, 2:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #187360

How much you wanna bet that it switches to Abbey on Monday? This is the perfect time for a scenery shift to build suspense. :P

The Observer October 28, 2011, 3:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #187361

lol Lucy isnt going to be nice to Mike, even if she does like him Thanatos. Also, I like Augustus, hes not very smooth but its not like hes altogether bad

Tickled October 28, 2011, 3:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #187362

Why do some people so clearly read this comic through tunnel vision?

Mike doesn’t let her get close! So much like how she used to act towards him! The parallels are interesting, now that I see them. Passive aggression has switched. Refusal to act friendly, as well. Partial resistance, but quiet accepttance of how things are… Good stuff! Well, not good stuff, but intriguingly engaging stuff doesn’t flow so well.

I always think of Alejandro when someone calls Mike “green eyes” like that… ::x

Hoheh October 28, 2011, 3:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #187363

Lol @Thanatos… Your commen. “I’m starting to think everyone’s a Twilight fan”. Haha, i can see where you’re coming from.

Interesting page. Mike is definitely giving mixed signals. Idk who I’m more fed up with right now; Mike or Lucy. But I’d wanna punch Mike right now too, if I were in this situation. Be like “dude, stfu and let’s work on this stupid essay. it was your fault we got into this mess in the first place.”

But that’s just me =P

Amaris October 28, 2011, 3:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #187364

paulosawesome October 28, 2011, 3:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #187366

Mike is kind of making it hard for Lucy to get over him, by chastising her for trying to find other people to hang out.

“You could just be less obvious”

I wonder if Mike’s thinking that Lucy is trying to make him jealous by hanging around other people(Paulo, FFCat). Maybe even though that’s not Lucy’s intention at all /it’s still working/. Mike’s punishing himself.

Either way I hate hate HATE that Mike is walking both sides of the line here. “I hate you don’t love me” and also “Don’t hang out with anyone else ever.”

Lucy sort of did the same thing to him, in the past. Instead however hers was “I hate you don’t love me” and “I love you but don’t want to admit it.”

The difference between the two however I’m beginning to notice is that Mike had the power all along to break out of the double message Lucy sent, (as he has done) but he’s interfering with Lucy’s attempts to break out of the one he’s giving her by directly interacting (Sabotaging) with her own healing process and attempts to move on.

Sorry for the wall of text.

Agentwebdog October 28, 2011, 3:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #187368

6th panel looks like Mike is some freaking judge or whatever, looking down on Lucy like that. D:

FFC looks kinda annoyed at Mike on panel 2.
Or.. more like.. what’s the word, disappointed? Like he’s giving Mike a deep sigh. xD;;

Yumikarp October 28, 2011, 4:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #187369

First off, folks, let us remember that this entire interaction between Mike and Lucy is involuntary . So you cannot draw any conclusions based on either of them choosing anything here.

I don’t think Mike is jealous, I think he just hates Augie Doggie. He is mad because every time that guy is around, bad things happen, and so when he sees Augie Doggie he’s like “Oh crap, this is all I need. ”

He just wants to get the project done then GTFO.

Fruvous October 28, 2011, 4:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #187370

It would be really cool if someone has analyzed these characters and found out their personality types! Because, well, I act a lot like mike (normal mike) and then like this mike when I am ****** at someone for a very long time… I wonder if we’re both INTP’s?

Dragnite October 28, 2011, 4:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #187372

I dont understand how mike dosent see her hurting! I feel so sorry for her right now! :question:

molly October 28, 2011, 4:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #187373

1st panel, if Mike placed his scarf up to his nose, then he’d look like a ninja….

Wr3h October 28, 2011, 4:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #187374

Because the comics come out at exactly 12:00 every other weekday, is there a computer or something that automatically posts the comics?

CSchlotterer October 28, 2011, 5:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #187375

Wr3h, the only thing that would make Mike more awesome is if he were a ninja.

CSchlotterer October 28, 2011, 5:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #187376

I don’t really get the “I don’t belong to you” and the “you could be less obvious”. I have an idea of what they mean by that but it’d be nice if someone could clarify it for me, just to be sure.

Flashbomb7 October 28, 2011, 5:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #187377

I read “Confrontation” again to see the significance of the ‘Green Eyes’ comment, and…
Well, I think you all should re-read it, actually. Contrast the Mike then to the Mike now, and you’ll start to understand how he feels.
A bit of Empathy can go a long way.

Darth GW7 October 28, 2011, 5:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #187378

Prediction time: Mike will protect lucy from agustus or agustus and lucy will date makeing mike feel shittyier. My bets on the 2nd senario. Mike looks so tuff in panel one with his furr rattled in annoyance to agustus. Truth be we’ve been to hard on mike. But he better be nicer soon. It just gets more and more interesting when we start to like aguastus. I can acctualy c lucy and agustus together though. Ok, Bittersweetcandybowl…………..Bring it on!

JustSomeCritic October 28, 2011, 6:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #187379

I wonder if Mike just really hates Augustus for what he did to Daisy or if he’s genuinely worried about Lucy hanging out with him. :unsure: Mad Lucy ;)

Haddi October 28, 2011, 6:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #187380

What… the ****? Mike needs to make up his mind on what he wants and fast cuz he’s loosing me fast. I don’t want to hate him, but he’s making it very, very hard. I understand WHY he’s doing this, I just don’t understand why he’s handling it so poorly.

Missme October 28, 2011, 6:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #187381

OH HOHO~ Pulled out the old “Green Eyes”
**** just got real. ;) Gussie is the best character by far.

StarSturdy October 28, 2011, 6:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #187383

Hi, I’m Mike, and I’m a douche.

Lion October 28, 2011, 6:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #187384

I also don’t like how Lucy tells Mike she doesn’t belong to him. And she lost a few points threatening him. I don’t care if that’s the “old Lucy” we all loved. She needs to keep growing up, she was doing almost well then blew it with that threat.
Mike… Lucy… FRIGGIN… TALK. TALK TALKTALKTALKTALKTALK (if I could, I would spam this whole page with TALK but that would be rude and CRAZY because Mike and Lucy AREN’T REAL. VERY easy to forget. xD )

Missme October 28, 2011, 6:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #187385

Interesting how Augustus gets away with calling Mike Green Eyes as a result of the implied jealousy. Dunno if he is jealous or not though, up until now it seemed to me he just didn’t really like the guy.

It also amuses me how the instant it was clarified who was threatening who, the comments switched from “don’t hit her” to “yeah, hit him”. That must say something about gender roles at any rate, although not really something new.

EDIT: Oh LOL, I say that and the comment above demonstrates the complete opposite. Well, least I’m not the only one thinking that then.

Emissary Laito October 28, 2011, 6:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #187386

I don’t think it has anything to do with gender roles, Mike is being a ******* here. That said, I would love to see Lucy punch him, but she probably won’t. Ugh. I can’t freaking stand Mike. If Lucy threatening to punch him is childish, then how is he acting? Both of them are being immature, but Mike isn’t even trying to do otherwise.

limzee October 28, 2011, 6:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #187387

XD owned Lucy got owned

Bittersweet addict October 28, 2011, 6:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #187388

Ouch…. Poor Lucy :c

Go Augustus! :)

Dakota Lesmercy October 28, 2011, 6:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #187389

Nnnnnnot the right thing to say, Luce.

That’s just reinforcing Mike’s opinion of you.

causticAntilogy October 28, 2011, 6:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #187390

First off… this page was a bit of a let down. I was expecting a better reaction from Augustus.

Secondly, I personally have no problem with what Lucy said to Mike. He’s been a jerk to her, ignored her, humiliated her in front of the class, and she’s been taking it all quietly.
At least she’s being nice enough to warn him that she’s going to punch him in the face… I would have just done it.

“I know. You could just-” *BAM* right in the kisser!

Lunacy October 28, 2011, 7:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #187391

I fully hoped Augustus would, on some whim, start arguing with Mike about how he’s treating Lucy, but I guess that’s not how Augustus is.

I now wish for Lucy to really show Mike what an *** he’s being, through varying arguments while they study.

That would be really awesome.

Tickle Monster October 28, 2011, 7:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #187392

Well……Looks like no-one read my post on the last page………..

Anyways, I hope this ends up with mike and lucy at least getting over it and becoming friends again, if nothing else.

thuiy October 28, 2011, 7:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #187393

Awww, I just love how Augustus handles Mike. Just as relaxed and awesome as ever. ;) He is my favorite character (apart from Lucy of course).

Cal-Lightwood October 28, 2011, 7:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #187394

It feelslike mike just wants to be all angsty. Oh well he’ll get over it.

Robin October 28, 2011, 8:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #187395

Ya Augustus is a pretty good guy……..

…………. aside from the subterfuge…….
…………. and the gang activity…….
…………. and the vague but plausible possibilities surrounding Daisy…….


Huh? October 28, 2011, 8:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #187396

Mike deserves to get his butt beat i think. Sure she was hash to him in the past, but his attitude towards this entire situation makes me sick.

Preston October 28, 2011, 9:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #187397

U mad bro? Furious Abbey Yeah, U mad :D I blame Final Fantasy Cat and all is non-chalantness, mike is just too friggin sensitive.

MaishulIsThatGuy October 28, 2011, 9:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #187398

Hehe, that’s my Lucy lol

But really, you guys, you got some serious issues to work out.

I actually really like ffc. He tells it how it is. Someone has to.

Tia October 28, 2011, 9:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #187399

Punching things doesn’t make them work, Lucy.

Hal October 28, 2011, 10:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #187400

y does “green eyes” sound familiar? who said tht to him before or talked bout him or watever………

becca October 28, 2011, 10:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #187401

@Thanatos: there, there *pats on the back while applying a Lucy is AWESOME note on your back”…. never call me a twilight fan again! -LOL

@Dragnite: I don’t think that Mike would be an “I” he’s more of an “E” because he’s sometimes impatient with long slow jobs, (his relationship with Lucy & the time it took for her to FINALLY admit her feelings for him) if anything Mike would probably be an “ESTJ” the folloing is my reason’s why:

he enjoys talking on the phone= E quality
focuses on what works now= S quality
needs to be treated fairly= T quality
likes to get things settled and finished= J quality

ESTJ: you tend to focus on the “outer world. you focus on the realities of a situation. you make decisions objectively based on cause and effect-analyzing & weighing the evidence. you live a planned, orderly, regulated and controlled life. you make decisions, have closure and then carry on with life.

anyone who doesn’t know what this is you should take the on-line Myers-Briggs personality questionnaire it’s really interesting and you can blame Dragnite for making you learn something about yourself. hahaha

sen October 28, 2011, 10:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #187402

2 things…..
Maishful,Y U NO accept Lucy as a best friend???
Lucy,Y U NO give Maishful a BJ And vagnal????

uhm….this might offend taeshi…

P.S…..I’m a 12 yr old kid who’s in the Philippines!!!

P.S.S… I might be the first fan from lil Philippines?? O.o BTW I love you taeshi!!!

Shephard October 28, 2011, 10:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #187403

With the bubble moved, it’s much clearer now that it’s Lucy threatening violence, which seems more true to character for her than Mike (maybe that should have been my first clue).

I have to say, ts hard for me to decide how much this turn of events actually bothers her. On the one hand, Mike is being a jerk, but on the other, Lucy’s threat comes suddenly from thin air; it feels in character, but for the conversation, it feels out of place, almost more like a joke between friends than an expression of her displeasure. They have a very complicated relationship.

PhycoKrusk October 28, 2011, 10:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #187404

Mike and Lucy need to do it now.

Jay Tea October 28, 2011, 11:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #187405

I can see Auggie getting 5 across the face before this is over.

Stryyder October 28, 2011, 11:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #187406


~You don’t own me, I’m not just one of your many toys
You don’t own me, don’t say I can’t go with other boys~

Clearly Lucy is less of a challenge for Augustus than he first thought.

As for Mike, if he was tired of putting up with Lucy, he should just ignore her. Antagonizing her isn’t going to help anything. Besides, he already has a girlfriend.

Rinikex October 28, 2011, 11:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #187407

I wonder if by “Less Obvious” He means he knows and doesn’t want to be reminded because there are still feelings, or as in he doesn’t want her to flag herself out to just anyone and stop sporting their conflict around.

Also, I believe Mike was too drunk at the time to remember “green eyes” and Lucy wasn’t near him/plus her deaf ear the time sit was said. So that might be why the nickname goes over their heads, but not Daisy’s.

I also wonder if Augustus is saying to more openly now as a sort of warning.. He did want to get Daisy on his side to spare her after all. Maybe his intentions start out bad but changes later on… Dunno, just a thought…. He’s one of my favourite characters, villain or not.

I also posted this a loooong time ago, but what are the possibilities of Augustus and Alejandro being related in some way? Not that we have seen Alejandro coloured, but he seems to be white with black ears. And it did say His ex hurt Augustus some time back. Why would she do that if he had no greater connection? — It’s kind of a weak excuse and all but you never know, just an idea.

Jax October 28, 2011, 12:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #187408

At this point i will laugh when mike gets dumped by sandy.

JustSomeCritic October 28, 2011, 12:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #187409

=x=;; Oh Mike… I’ve been in these situations much too often, so I’m starting to become neutral for you. Good Luck in life, man.

Serene Heaven October 28, 2011, 12:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #187410

For someone who supposedly hates Lucy, Mike certainly seems to be obsessed in some kind of way. Otherwise, he wouldn’t give a **** about Lucy and Augustus talking.

Chiba October 28, 2011, 12:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #187415

Panel 8 - Mike has KARAZIE eyes!

BJMcG October 28, 2011, 1:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #187416

Mike looks like RUSSIA in Hetalia in the first panel sweet probably a little mad

Sharksnapper October 28, 2011, 2:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #187417

And by “KARAZIE eyes” I should have said that I think you need to be more careful when placing highlights on irises because sometimes it can look as though the position is different to what it really is. A faint outline continuing beyond the highlight could help define the position of the iris. Or maybe a larger highlight on the left eye (Mike’s left) to make it’s surface area match the right more? In this case Mike’s left eye seems crowded (because of the way the panel cuts off the white in that eye) and the iris seems bigger than his right eye. It makes the left eye seem more prominent than the right. Makes his face seem heavier on one side. Gives him a bit of a Quasimodo thing.

Just trying to help. Please don’t be angry! Really it’s great that of all your work this one tiny thing is what bugs me! That says a lot.

BJMcG October 28, 2011, 2:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #187418

In panel two, Augustus is trying to have a derp face, but you can tell he’s super annoyed/idk-what-emotion-that-is.
Mastering the derp takes many years and patience, grasshopper.

Rose October 28, 2011, 2:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #187420

then don’t read it mr. negativity.
what don’t you like about it?
just saying you don’t like it isn’t helpful to the artist, and it just makes you look like an idiot.
why don’t you like it?
and saying: “it’s stupid” or “its retarded” or anything like that isn’t a valid reason.
stop trolling. there’s no point in it, and you relly ARE bad at it.

Rose October 28, 2011, 3:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #187421

Oh no… My weekend just got ruined by a suspensful ‘what was so obvious?’ cliff hanger. Mike n’ Lucy should go back to video games, they’re good for hostile relationships. Somtimes. 8-D

Foxy Silver October 28, 2011, 3:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #187422

And now things are halfway normal again. Just like in that one chapter after Confrontation.

Me October 28, 2011, 3:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #187423

rocknrollDa\/E October 28, 2011, 3:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #187424

Well… Mike, you don’t have rights to be jealous (or something like that).
But Lucy… You’re really awkward :/
PD: Why Yashy always says what my comment is caught by their “dumb comments filter”? T_T

Kyosuke October 28, 2011, 3:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #187425

The book… “sure lotta wars”… LOL anyway, Mike why are you such a, a …. i dunno why do you have to break Lucy’s heart then when she finally starts smiling around someone, you make her feel bad again…

Flora October 28, 2011, 4:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #187426

;)hehe, I’ve read this comic for so long now and yet have never posted a comment but this page and the one before it were pretty epic. On wed. I was totally expecting FFC to yell and beat Mike up but that didn’t happen obviously. But this page is still cool cuz Mike has that “I’m going to kill you” look on his face. Also: the “effyoubcb” needs to gtfo cuz if you don’t like the comic in the first place then why read it at all? such as video games, I don’t believe in using game altering mods cuz if you have to mod the game in order to like it then why’d you buy it in the first place when you could’ve gone and bought a game you actually liked? I know, that’s not really related to the comic but it still proves the same point… GTFO IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT!!! Taeshi: LOVE YOUR COMIC!!! ;)

CheeseCoatedChopper October 28, 2011, 4:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #187427

I love Mike’s “WHAT THE **** ARE YOU DOING HERE?” look.
It just. Makes my day. <3

JakeStartledTheWitch October 28, 2011, 4:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #187428

I swear mike looks more human in the first panel. Then in that middle part his face just says “@%#& YOU!” Great job Lucy, you finally took mike whats up… then you get shot down.

Musclecar326 October 28, 2011, 5:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #187429

Mike’s face in panel 5.
“Son, I am dissapoint.”

Turbocharge October 28, 2011, 5:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #187430

I love the look on Mikes face its like get the hell away from her.
I hope Lucy and Mike become friends again.
And thank you Taeshi for the awesome comics!

Drama October 28, 2011, 6:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #187431

*sigh* i’m getting tired of everyone saying poor lucy/ douche bag mike. ok yes mike is being a little bit insufferable, but i don’t think he’s a douche he’s just doing what lucy has been doing to him for years. on the subject of lucy, i very rarely see anyone complaining about her actions, she’s being an obvious attention [censored]. IMHO, to quote a few others before me “they should just [censored] and get it over with”

strider October 28, 2011, 6:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #187432

I love how lucy is all “HE DOESNT LOVE ME” one minute then all “MIKE DONT ACT LIKE YOU CARE” the next, i know there is some deep reason for it but i really dont care i’m gonna laugh all the same.
this highschool drama is awesome and i love it

Voice October 28, 2011, 6:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #187433


ICE SHIELD October 28, 2011, 7:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #187434

It’s about time you punched him again.

A October 28, 2011, 7:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #187435

So wait. We can see the eyecolor of everyone except agustus….what color are his eyes? :question:

sam October 28, 2011, 7:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #187436

Mike has currently reached levels of assheadery once reached by Augustus and Alejandro.

Oh hello drama! Nice to see you here!

Pyrofiend October 28, 2011, 8:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #187437

His eyes are black. Obviously, as that would be the same colour his soul would be. And I mean that endearingly, I love black and Augustus.

tyler October 28, 2011, 8:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #187438

I don’t has Tumblr, but I does follow it. I LOVE THIS BLOG. it keeps me sane while I anxt. THANKYOU. <3

annon October 28, 2011, 8:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #187439

No wonder Mike is so fed up with Lucy she’s always “B’AWH MIKE!” or “Mike!! D’8” and then she immediately goes to being a bitch and goes “HA MIKE YOU DOUCHE,” it may be because of that social awkward and deep reason and being shunned for being all boyish as a little girl but it’s time to get over that. Lucy has friends now, people that accept her so… to me this tells me Lucy is not developing at all. She’s the same bitchy attituded person. Sometimes not changing is goodd but it’s not really working with Lucy. And to deal with that pretty much your whole life since you were a kid i’d be all like “>_> yeah…whateve,r” too. Just like Mike. Yes Mike is being a jerk but I don’t think he’s doing it to get back at her or to make her suffer or to just be mean he’s just honestly VERY fed up and so he’s just all “meh” around her and gets easily in a bad mood around her since he knows she’ll probably be like “Mike you’re a ******” or whatever, no matter what. I feel that it would be very hard to make a believeable/”realistic” development and change in her because we’re all use to her same attitude and being bitchy. And i’m quite interested in how it’ll turn out if she even does change at all, I would be highly disappointed if Lucy doesn’t change/develop in an acceptable way by the end of the comic. If she gets away with being the way she has been for FOREVER i’m going to be very disappointed. I’m sure ith her constent extreme mood shifts and never really receiveing any kind notion from her even after shouldering her and taking care of her all the time, Mike’s just so tired and fed-up. As said before towards Lucy. “You’re like a…chore.” And Mike i’m sure doesn’t really wanna go back to this “chore” I mean no one likes chores. I’m sure we’ve all met that person that would easily **** us off and to Mike, Lucy is that person. I really like Mike, I think he’s a really a great character. He feels like a real person if that makes sense. Mike’s my favorite character. And I think he looks AWESOME with his infuriated and indifferent expressions. It’s always nice to see shy, kind characters have backbone.

Worst October 28, 2011, 8:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #187440

I don’t like any of the characters anymore, honestly.
Why the hell am I still reading then?
Because I want to see if they can finally work it out and all be likable again. Honestly, they all have their reasons but they’re all acting childish. They all need to grow up and finally make some decisions or something without hurting others.
I feel sorry for people who truly have a life this complicated (intertwined with other very complicated lives). Is it even possible? I think this is stupid ridiculous, but that’s what makes me so drawn to this comic. It’s SO ****ing ridiculous there just HAS to be a magnificent solution in the end. And if there isn’t, there’s probably going to be a very angry mob. And I… shall be the leader (PSYCH! HAHA I ain’t no leader :E ).

Missme October 28, 2011, 8:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #187441

I hate it when he does this! ARGH

AceOfSpades October 28, 2011, 8:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #187442

My question, WHY haven’t you punched the jerk yet, Lucy? At least she pointed out that he seems to act like he owns her. For someone who pretends he doesn’t care about a friend he sure seems to think he can control her life.

rassafrass October 28, 2011, 9:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #187443

well she hasnt punched him because lucy luvs mike but mike is a dick

notpop78 October 28, 2011, 9:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #187444

Thx for pointing out a random fact about Mikie FF cat =.= I always forgot he had green eyes but oh well, at least he didn’t call Mikie Jerk-Face

CTS4Kouhei October 28, 2011, 9:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #187446


Excuse me if that was meant to be sarcastic, but don’t you realize that there is a significance behind Augustus calling him “green eyes?”

The Swimmer October 28, 2011, 9:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #187448

Jesus, Mike’s acting like one of those annoying exes, if you’ve seen Kingsley’s video. He broke up with her (kinda) but then he won’t let her every move on, even as hard as she tries. Every time she tries, he puts her down because he’s jealous, hence the “green” eyes. But he doesn’t want to get back together with Lucy.
I used to like Mike, but now….Mike is such an arse.

C-Ling October 28, 2011, 10:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #187449

@C-Ling: That’s not what the green-eyes comment signifies. Read the Confrontation chapter.

Floweramon October 28, 2011, 10:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #187450

I wish Mike would get hit by a truck already. I’m so sick of how he’s acting. Lucy’s little suicide bit was annoying, but at least she realized she was being idiotic once Augustus was like, “Hey, you have a pretty good life. Stop being over dramatic.” and she was like, “Oh… ._. Ok…” She’s been a little depressing and whiny lately, but aside from that, I still like her. I used to like Mike, but at this point…

Imminent truck. Yes please. >_>

Psychnuat October 28, 2011, 11:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #187453

Lucy: The only character capable of going from sad to bitch in 10 seconds flat

Also lol at all the people who misinterpret the green eyes reference, that’s reminding you that Augustus is part of a group of scumbags who tried to mug and kill most of the main cast, not to mention rape Lucy, and Aug himself nearly raped Daisy (THOUGH HIS INTENTIONS WERE GOOD… SOMEHOW)

Yeah man AugxLucy totally, Mike is a jerk and sooo wrong for not liking Augustus

Null October 28, 2011, 11:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #187454

Augustus, you are forever my favorite.

cagedbirdsongs October 28, 2011, 11:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #187455

Augustus is part of that gang? I don’t remember him being there.

Pawbla October 29, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #187457

Women hits man = cute

Man hits women = domestic abuse?

ArkaniusXII October 29, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #187458

<3 Scarfs that make necks disappear :D
bye Augustus :O you will be missed

Hell In my Clouds October 29, 2011, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #187459

Both of them.

Lion October 29, 2011, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #187463

AWWWW AUGUSTUS Y U LEAVE!? he’s too pretty to leave… mike lookit whut u did ._.

Neila078 October 29, 2011, 2:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #187464

@Null: I don’t believe Augustus was even trying to rape Daisy, if you reread love my way page 17/22 Augustus “knew” that Abby was following him. and he keeps getting really peeved off that ppl keep saying that he was trying to rape her.

@Pawbla: read page 20/22 of love my way & page 1/6 from moving on and you’ll see a bit of how Augustus & Alejandro are connected. I have other suspicions about these two but I’m going to wait for more clues.

sen October 29, 2011, 2:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #187465

Never… mess with a Lucy…

PurpleLeaf October 29, 2011, 5:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #187470

Mike, watch out. Augustus developed the magic X-ray eye in panel four. He’ll spy on you two lovebirds.

Turtle Hermit October 29, 2011, 6:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #187471

“I know, you could just be less obvious.” … Could you try not to sound like a jealous husband who caught his wife flirting with the cabana boy?

Kokuji October 29, 2011, 8:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #187475

Good God! Can we just have someone kick the crap outta Mike and have him leave Lucy alone? There’s an idea!!!! AUGUSTAAAA!!!!!!! COMEBACKHEREASEC!!!!!

Lex October 29, 2011, 10:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #187476

Mike should REAAALLLLY get his feelings sorted out

Zach October 29, 2011, 12:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #187477

Mike, u mad?

Candy October 29, 2011, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #187479

I think Lucy and Mike should end up together after a series of devastating events…. mabye Sandy should die in a shooting or something…

What would be better than adding a death onto the thin fibers of this love web you have here?

…and watch it all break apart!

Sue October 29, 2011, 2:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #187482

Does anyone else realize the hypocrisy that Lucy treated him like a toy until he got fed up with it? How does that medicine taste?

Waters October 29, 2011, 4:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #187484

Punch him

lcexfire12 October 29, 2011, 4:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #187486

I never knew Augustus could be understanding

lcexfire12 October 29, 2011, 5:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #187489

@Waters I think you need to reread the comic my friend. Lucy never treated Mike “like a toy”. Mildly abusive sometimes but Lucy NEVER manipulated Mike for her own ends or amusement.

ArkaniusXII October 29, 2011, 7:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #187490

remember the old days wen BCB acutally had jokes?

FenixWong951 October 29, 2011, 7:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #187491


“Mildly” abusive?

Let’s try “Quite” abusive and “Every ten panels”.

Ziggy October 29, 2011, 7:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #187492


There’s a drastic difference between flirtatious bickering and abuse. She hit Mike, but did she ever do it with the goal of inflicting pain? I’m sure, had she kicked or punched too hard, Lucy would’ve been a ball of tears and regret for it. She cared about Mike and her physical display was her way of showing it. Mind you, it’s not the best way of showing it, but it’s not at all any form of abuse. Saying it was, would be like saying the child who acts indignant an insults the person they have a crush on is being physically abusive. In a way, it’s a method of retreat from having to actually display acts of romance, which Lucy was never quite good with.

On the other hand, here, Mike is being unreasonable. He refuses to be with Lucy, even going so far as outwardly hating her, but when she seeks another form of companionship, in this case, simply asking for advice, he not only pushes the man away on an assumption he made from rumors he heard, but acts hostile towards her moments later. Honestly, I don’t think Mike is being honest what he says she doesn’t belong to him. Part of him is jealous of anyone else who gets close and will do everything to ensure no one simply replaces him. Mind, there are many different views to this. It could be so no one goes though the same drama he did, or Mike could just be selfish. No one knows but Mike himself.

Eternal One October 29, 2011, 7:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #187493

@FenixWong951: Ah yes those glorious days of lighthearted drama and badly drawn buses and I HATE THIS DOCK! “Thassa me!” jokes… ahh those good old days…
Not anymore.

Heh. FFC’s as smooth as ever. You can’t shake him. Lucy has the best comebacks. : D Except maybe the last one. You should just punch him anyway. You used to all the time, at the slightest provocation. I think Mike is overdue.

Mike’s last comment keeps making me think. Hard. It’s like I know what he’s talking about, but I also don’t. Stop speaking in riddles!

Btw, that Tumblr is the funniest thing I’ve read in a while. Keep it up!

JC October 29, 2011, 7:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #187495


gallowsCalibrator October 29, 2011, 8:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #187496


windtalker October 29, 2011, 9:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #187497

Mike and Lucy’s theme song = Please Don’t Leave Me by P!nk!! :unsure: Mad Lucy
btw, i like this new art style taeshi 8-D

iSpyy October 29, 2011, 9:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #187499

ugh, why does Mike have to be such an *** to Lucy?

GameBoy October 29, 2011, 10:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #187500

Lol some being a Homestuck character… ^ gallowsCalibrator

Anyways, now on topic, Mike really needs to be more sensitive to Lucy and her need for someone to talk to since he refuses to even be her best buddy anymore. Honestly.

AmberPhoenix October 29, 2011, 10:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #187501

Taeshi! I’m the guy who asked if jessica had a crush on lucy! It was me! Thats exactly how i wrote it. I thought other people would pick up on it but it was me! I can’t believe it that is so awsome! I didn’t want to sighn up so it wouldn’t get by passed. I wrote it and i got my wish! U made my day.

JustSomeCritic October 30, 2011, 3:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #187502

I dunno what taeshi uses for source material for mike and lucys interactions, but mike has to quit being a ***, i know his situation, in fact this comic appeals to me so much because i live something very similar to it. Maybe im missing this in mike but i wouldnt…couldnt ever treat my “lucy” the way he is doing so now. When you spend soo much time devoting yourself to something it becomes a part of who you are, i mean he became an ace swimmer to save her from drowning and prevent her paralysing fear of loss again, he traded places with her when she fell from the bridge on that hike during the vacation. I know what it is to have a gaurdian mentality. My “lucy” would have had to pull some pretty cold **** for me to act the way mike is acting towards her now. in my opinion you only go to those lengths for a select few people (and that may be too many) in a lifetime. He still loves her, he should show it instead of pouring out his resentment over the fact that she finally confessed her love for him when he gave up and tried to move on.

FrostyLemons October 30, 2011, 4:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #187503

@ sen

Ah, cool. That actually makes a lot of sense… Thanks for taking the time to analyze for me, I can’t quite do that yet. :’3

Dragnite October 30, 2011, 5:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #187504

@ ArkaniusXII
I never said like a toy I said she treated him like she owned him. She hardly ever treated him with respect and even after she told him how she felt she went to Paulo. Without the dramatic irony, what does that look like from Mike’s POV?

Waters October 30, 2011, 9:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #187505

@Waters: Lies. She didn’t go to Paulo. Paulo went to her. And she didn’t act like she owned anyone. She also risked serious injury, rape, and death. For him. She has not done that for anyone but her pets. She also never risked rape for them. And she was telling the others to leave her as she did it. Do NOT say she didn’t care.

Anyone who can’t see that is failing to truly read this story. She was rough around the edges, not uncaring.

Hoheh October 30, 2011, 10:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #187506

First time poster, not a very long time reader.
Love the comic, very engorssing, interesting and engaging characters. And not to omit that it is well written. I’m not usually into drama but this particular comic has a wonderful balance of elements which are both tragic and comic, with a careful tinge of the nonsense.

However I must say!
Mike is such a *********, I fail to see how why I should side with him. It seems like for Lucy’s sake, she should get over him for good!

Lucy may sometimes have lead Mike on in the past, and indeed were at fault. But how can she help herself? She truly has feelings for Mike, but as far as anyone with the least sense can see, Mike’s obsession with Sandy was as clear as mud. And this causes Lucy much mixed feelings as she knows that Mikie boy will never fully commit himself to her. Thoughout this fantastic and delightful drama we find Lucy left with no better choice but to be cautious and keep their relationship at a distance due to this underlying problem of Mike’s indecisiveness and being flippant, as he regularly toss and turn between Sandy or her.
Though Lucy sometimes get caught in her weak moments, Mike’s conceitedness further compounds the issue. It is apparent that Mikie boy here is being vindictive by punishing Lucy with silent treatment, as he knows that it gets to her. But for how long?

Forgive and let go, cat.

Mess October 30, 2011, 10:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #187508

Mike is being an asshat, but I’m sure many people in his situation would react the same :b

I still like him, and I’m sure he won’t be like this forever…

Dragnite October 30, 2011, 12:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #187509

This is closer to the Lucy that I know. Well, this has been a feelings chapter, and I think Lucy has got the benefit here.

Tom October 30, 2011, 1:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #187511

Everyone is still hating on Mike despite the fact Lucy is still being a jerkface.

Arkairyn October 30, 2011, 1:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #187514

Oh Mike, what happened to being just friends with Lucy?

Keeley October 30, 2011, 4:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #187517

stupidity happened if you ask me.
(my thoughts dont hate me XP)

wolfie single happy October 30, 2011, 5:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #187518

You can tell that Lucy is embarrassed. Mike is a huge jerk right now.He is acting like it is all about him and his stupid Sandy.Mike you are acting hurt even though you hurt Lucy.Why did you hurt her anyway!? Jeez, just stop putting more and more pain in her, okay?

An Angel I am October 30, 2011, 6:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #187519

wow man that hurts wait why does this whole dang comic seem like my life ever sense i been reading i have been reading that past of my middle school life and i still am in middle school this chapter is what happened to me 5 days ago when rose and i umm never mind… :/

blackpanther360 October 30, 2011, 6:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #187520

Well you know Mike still has a lot going on. Even though it doesn’t REALLY jutistify him, he is angry at Lucy for not loving him when HE wanted her so he is shunning her now when she needs HIM.

No-one October 30, 2011, 7:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #187521

I think everyone should be able to agree that every characters in this comic is handling their situation in a pretty bad way.

Missme October 30, 2011, 8:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #187522

:-* hey um like hows my hair

notpop78 October 30, 2011, 8:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #187524

OOH OOH OOH TEASHI I SAW YOUR GUEST ART IN THE WEB COMIC LUCI PHURR’S IMPS IT WAS SOOOO CUTE!! i immediatly knew it was your style even without having to read the description!

DD October 30, 2011, 10:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #187525

I have to disagree with you there, MissMe. McCain, Jasmine and Sue have been mature in most of their situations. The main cast sure handles things badly though, I’ll give you that.

Ten minutes to update, and I am still calling a scene change to Abbey :P

The Observer October 30, 2011, 11:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #187688

Lucy Doesn’t Deserve Mike Cus’ She’s A Huge BITCH

Mr. Lol October 31, 2011, 5:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #187880


Dragnite November 1, 2011, 4:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #187908

Thinking about it, if I were in his situation, I’d react the same way.

Harris012 November 1, 2011, 10:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #193941

“NU LUCY, u not allowed 2 talkz 2 other ppls. But I still dun want anything 2 do wiff u. Rawr.”

Oh, Mike. You’re so logical.

Skygaze November 26, 2011, 3:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #195253

Is Augustus telling Mike good luck, or is he telling Lucy good luck?

Gizmo November 30, 2011, 3:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #199425

Mike looks hawt in the big pic at top left o3o :P

LucyDucy December 12, 2011, 8:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #202756

Why would Lucy belong to Mike if he hates her?
And would it KILL Agustus to remember Mikes name?

P-chan December 25, 2011, 12:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #202757

lookit lucys face in the last panel

Quiznos December 25, 2011, 12:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #207917

I hate how right when Lucy stopped being a jerk to Mike he became an even bigger jerk then she ever was.

Dragon393 February 5, 2012, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #208256

Augustus is sooo awesome XD

Suzu_kanashii February 7, 2012, 7:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #210260

I call one of my friends crush “green eyes” cuz of this comic XD

Kitkat February 23, 2012, 5:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #213114

Oh please Lucy! Please punch him!

ScrabMaster March 31, 2012, 12:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #215333

Oh meen you Mike……..Why so angry ? :question:

Anniara April 28, 2012, 8:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #216360

Oh man, both of them are being such complete dicks to each other.

Kuro May 13, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #219833

Want to get to work?
Why not Zoidberg?

Dr. Zoidberg June 23, 2012, 5:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #220245

Just kick him in the nuts, get it over with, and walk away.
The only reason Mike is acting like a douche is because he knows you’re dependent on him like an infant is dependent on their parents.
Tell the teacher this pairing sucks and that you want to work with someone else. Sometimes, you just have to-METAPHORICALLY SPEAKING-kick teeth in, before someone kicks yours in.
Don’t let him do this to you, Lucy. Let go of him and find someone else, if you really need another body to bond with.

Saflax June 27, 2012, 4:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #239537

I wonder if Mike is ever going to pick up on the whole “green eyes” thing. Ehh. Eventually.

shaaa February 26, 2013, 2:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #239538

Or maybe not. He prolly doesnt remember too well, since he was drunk and stuff.

shaaa February 26, 2013, 2:22 AM EST.

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