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Comment ID #193374

Now now, are those tears of denial or acceptance? Deep down do you really believe that or is something trying to tell you otherwise Mike?

Honestly, despite what people might think, call him a jerk, an ***, an insensitive badword, if there is one word I would call him now, it’s brave. It takes guts to say something like that to the face of someone you’ve held dear for so many years. It takes a lot to come right out and say something you know will pain them a huge deal, and the fact that the tears are streaming down prove that it hurt to fully accept that if Mike really does hate her.

I applaud Mike for being able to do this. Clearly he still cares to some level, and to do this and to burn the bridge between them like this is painful for him as well. People hate Mike, but his honesty is something that while painful, is a brave and right thing to do. There are better methods, yes, but to take action so boldly, I respect him more now then before. Good guys have to do things they don’t like, hurt people they don’t want to. This is why Mike isn’t really a bad guy here. He’s still good, even if it doesn’t seem that way.

Rukral November 25, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #193375

Yup, I think he does.

I like that little look he does before going all out, it shows some character.

Shada November 25, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #193376

OH MY GOD!! He’s letting out everything..

Hayli November 25, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #193377

Mike, I love you

Banger November 25, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #193378

He hates her; damn you site, why you think I trolling with my comments? Look at the rest D=

kyle November 25, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #193379

Damn Mike!

CC November 25, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #193380

Cool story Mike.

Jay Tea November 25, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #193381

I really don’t like mike.

A rampaging hobo November 25, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #193382


Gabby November 25, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #193383

I fail at predictions. Mike is a jerk. That is all.

The Swimmer November 25, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #193384

OH ****.

Poor poor Lucy D:

Sparkfur November 25, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #193385

I think he hates her

Yoshi November 25, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #193386

oh ****

Bittersweet PauloxLucy November 25, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #193387

Noooo :c

ABowlOfFigs November 25, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #193388

Wow, so much hatin’…..

Shpiersh November 25, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #193389


Xenos November 25, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #193390

…he’s crying. Maybe he’s just scared to be around Lucy because he doesn’t want to love her, but he does anyway…

Kali November 25, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #193391


ravemonkey November 25, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #193392

reiteration. ty mike.

DLancer November 25, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #193393

I hate Lucy too

Murderer November 25, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #193394

Well that hurt the LucyxMike shipper in me :l

ToraPandoraPGS November 25, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #193395

You’re going to regret this, Mike.
Although it seems as though you already realize it…

Rakshiv November 25, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #193396

Oh dear, this won’t end well

Mattaki November 25, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #193397

Oh damn i think we are gonna have another great record breaking coments section this time. Love the page Taeshi, all the raw emotion, I wonder if anyone has heard the racket yet. Only time will tell, can’t wait for monday.
Maybe i’m reading the body language wrong, but it kinda looks like he’s trying to reaffirm or convince himself that he really does hate Lucy, maybe this is just my inner shipper talking, but he isn’t looking directly into her eyes and he is repeating himself as though trying to drive the point home. Maybe that’s aimed at Lucy or maybe himself IDK.

Deuce Moose November 25, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #193398

AW SNAP. He just lost it. This won’t end well…
(sound of sharpening my murder knife)

toXicus November 25, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #193399

Mike is reminding me way too much of a typical angsty teenagers screaming at his/her mom in this page…

Minty Fishbowl November 25, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #193400


Zilla November 25, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #193401

Mike deserves a good stabitty-stab right now. >_>

Shao November 25, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #193402

Aw shoot, we don’t to get to see her reaction yet.


fffff November 25, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #193403


That’s not the right way to treat your lover

OmicronPlus November 25, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #193404

Yelling doesn’t make it any better.

Ny November 25, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #193405

Yep. Definitely trying to keep himself from doing anything stupid while he’s with Sandy.

Laurelei November 25, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #193406

A podcast with Taeshi!! *Angelic chorus*
Oh and the comic. No Michael, you *******! How can you do this to Lucy?! Remember back to when you fought Alejandro! Go back to that friendship and love!

X-strike-fire-dragon November 25, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #193407

“This hurts ME just as much as it hurts YOU!”
This hurts Mike just as much as it hurts Lucy!
Pretty lawlz page

Lesson November 25, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #193408

wow, brutal, but super effective. (at least in my opinion.)

they’re not lovers they never were.

strider November 25, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #193409

hmm.. maybe he doesn’t hate her entirely, but there is something bothering him, and she just happens to be the unfortunate victim.. although, i do think that everyone in the house will barge in and kick the **** out of mike for what he’s doing to lucy, if i do say so myself >>

inumaru November 25, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #193410

Huh. You know what? I don’t think he really hates her.

But seriously, as if he hadn’t gotten his point across already. This is just rubbing salt in the wound.

The art and layout for this page are great, though. And same for the last page. :>

causticAntilogy November 25, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #193411

He’s lying =/


Missme November 25, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #193412

Hypocrite, mike you are a hypocrite. Hundreds of people hate you. Do you honest she is gonna tack this lying down. Lucy, here is agent Texas ‘s armor. I think you know what to do

Charmdra November 25, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #193413

Woah, harsh.

F/Sgt Hawkeye November 25, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #193414

Aw gosh, here comes the angst flow

Jenn November 25, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #193415

If you hate her so much Mike why are you crying :question:

Adams November 25, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #193416

so about that project they’re supposed to be working on? this development might reflect negatively on it. :/

The Gail November 25, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #193418

It’s 12:00 and there’s like 40 comments already. I didn’t know you guys are so serious about this. :0
AAAAANYWAAAAYY. How did Mike go from being her shoulder to cry on to hating her? Yeah, she treated him like crap, but after the whole love confession thing, she pretty much left him alone. I’ve never really considered it, but maybe Sandy isn’t as nice and perfect as she seems…? This is pretty unlikely, but maybe she’s actually really manipulative?

Meeps November 25, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #193419

I like the way that the air looks distorted around Mike, as if he’s giving off heat!

Levy November 25, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #193420

Wow I’m really thinking of something I was told while back… if you say something all the time -lucy- it doesn’t have as much effect if u only barely say it at all -mike-…. lucy has been mean to mike like that since the beginning with “jerkface” and he has just put up with it until now, where he has just exploded. Its gonna b nice when a cold slap of reality comes from sandy and mike will have no one besides lucy

And why am I thinking of the horribly cheesy tv moment “I hate you! -starts kissing-“

kolarbear November 25, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #193421

What with the crying if he ment it

A November 25, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #193422

Dude is just being emotional.

YoungVegeta November 25, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #193423

Nice job with the suspense Taeshi =/

Also i think he’s lying!! Why he look so guilty and upset???

Bridgeotto November 25, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #193424

Is it because he still feels something for her that makes him cry for saying such strong words? hmm
Lucy just want’s to be friends, but maybe as close as she gets to Mike, he will go into denial for ever feeling something for her?
Since Mike loves Daisy… man this is getting interesting.

arebelongtous November 25, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #193425

He is emotional because he is an enormous ******.

Jerk_Magic_Inc November 25, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #193426


inb4 Lucy walks out silently as Mike stares, then fade to black.

SonicdaShapeshifter November 25, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #193427

Lies. LIES I SAY. :nope: But Mike, seriously dude, you’re not just causing Lucy some pain right now, but you too. :(

Day~Day November 25, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #193428

I don’t want to know what Mike’s going to do next. When someone’s that angry… they usually want to do something physical to relieve the adrenaline buildup. Hopefully he won’t hit her or something.

CriticalQuit November 25, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #193429

The Gail’s = best comment ever

Jande November 25, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #193430

i agree with causticAntilogy i don’t think mike is really angry at her. cause if he was i’m sure he had more then 1 opportunity to tell her that he hated her. i really think the emotion in the first part is trying his hardest to say that to her. but i have been wrong before and i really really hope i’m not wrong now. But the art style in this page is really good, shows the “emotion” really well.

Big_D November 25, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #193431

uh oh maik-eshul.
*** you, maik-eshul

Lucas November 25, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #193432

@arebelongtous mike doesnt love daisy.

YoungVegeta November 25, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #193433

I see regret.

Midnight November 25, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #193434

You know? I actually think Mike is trying to convince HIMSELF more than anyone Lucy he hates her.

Smash Genesis November 25, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #193435

Wow Mike, Jerkish move. I hate you right now for doing that to Lucy. Nice Jerkface Mad Lucy

Vylot November 25, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #193436

Man, this is getting really sad.

Flame-LoneWolf November 25, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #193437

Why does every one hate mike?

YoungVegeta November 25, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #193438

Mike’s a butt! :T

Zariyo November 25, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #193439

Ah **** you mike. You’re even worse than Church. You think you’re just gonna end all your problems by saying that. At least Church had the decency to swallow his pride and call himself a dick. I can’t wait to see just how brutally Sandy is gonna break up with you after seeing who you really are

Charmdra November 25, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #193440

Oh dear,Michael.Are those tears of anger or future regret?
I’ve never seen him so belligerent before…what happened to you,Mike? :(

Scarlight November 25, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #193441

oh. i get it.

he hates Lucy, because he has to have HER instead of SANDY.
‘have’ as in she’s the one here, Sandy’s not.
like back when Sandy left, he was stuck trying to make Lucy into Sandy.
that would explain why he hates Lucy
and why he is irritated whenever he gets off the phone with Sandy.
he can only have Sandy as a phone [technically speaking], and has Lucy in person.

Symphonic November 25, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #193442

@charmdra church?

YoungVegeta November 25, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #193443

And this is why Mike has ALWAYS been my favorite character from beginning to now.

Lesson November 25, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #193444

why don’t you just say your real feeling maik-eshul

Lucas November 25, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #193445

DAMN mike sayin it once wasent enough :nope:

i feel horribal for lucy right now :(

kagura November 25, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #193446

agreed smash genesis, he probably feels that if he is friends with or even likes Lucy he is being unfaithful to sandy.

Thespianut November 25, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #193448

Haters gunna hate.

Deadspace II November 25, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #193449

@youngvegeta have you ever watched red vs blue? I find the two a lot alike

Charmdra November 25, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #193450

I agree with lesson mike is still awesome.

YoungVegeta November 25, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #193451

Why does everyone hate Mike? He put up with worse from her, yet I don’t see anyone giving a **** about that. Is it because she is a girl or something? :\

Flame-LoneWolf November 25, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #193452

@charmdra i dont watch red vs blue.

YoungVegeta November 25, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #193453

I’m so confused :( WHY do you hate Lucy? I don’t recall her doing anything bad.

Fyre November 25, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #193454

Wow, Mike’s really letting it all out. I can’t wait to see Lucy’s reaction.

J.R. November 25, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #193455

Yes Mike, let’s make this more awkward, nice and slowly.

Whyyyyyyyy ;_;

TehLulzinator November 25, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #193456

@youngvegeta watch it. Its really good. I’d sandy sees him like this. Is she gonna break up with him?

Charmdra November 25, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #193457

Diiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick. And sense these posts are really more for critiques of the comic, here goes: Althought the artwork is not close to some of the other comics I see (I’m going to just say they might have better systems for art and you’re kinda stuck with an old model), this comic is just purely awesome. To be able to have so much stuff (took me over two days to read the entire thing) and still have good stuff to come is amazing. I envy anyone who is actually able to get their comics online. I have been trying to get a comic started for five years. I have gotten to a point where I have the entire thing memorized, I just can’t get it started. And when I do, I make two or three pages, get stuck, give up on an art style, get too distracted by something and blow off the comic completely, or the pages i work on are just not to my standards so I give up on it. I am still trying to get it started. But to just say something about this scene. MIKE IS JUST A ****ING DICK! Used to be my favorite character. But Paulo looks like a ****ing saint compared to mike. I hope you get that stick crammed up his *** out soon.

Joe philis November 25, 2011, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #193458

Something tells me that Lucy is gonna go agent Texas on Mike’s ***. In other words, she’s not gonna take this sitting down

Charmdra November 25, 2011, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #193459

Mike is being a man but he is going to regret it, some times being honest cant brake the boundary of the future. I wish you luck mike, cause u broke your happy future with sandy by doing this.
P.S. the mind of an artist can be read unless some one has alrdy read it, reading the mind is simple know whats next is easier
isnt that right Ms. V V

DEMONX November 25, 2011, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #193460

i can see where he is comming from here, he has taken care of, and protected, and even saved the LIFE of this girl for so long, yetshe seems to only do whatever is most ennoying to him.

she has never really thanked him for saving her life much before, allways relied on hom, called him names and tried to provoke him. trying to take his heart was the TRAIN that broke the camel’s back.

keios November 25, 2011, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #193461

@Fyre Dude, he put up with her **** for a long time. I think he’s had it.

Flame-LoneWolf November 25, 2011, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #193462

OOH! Me likey 5th, 4th,2nd and 1st panel. :O

Angst bomb has landed! 8-D

For some reason this reminds me of
the first Klonoa game’s ending…

That made me burst into tears. I know the feeling
of being forever torn away from someone you love… ;_;

I wish I had told my crush sooner…

A Visitor November 25, 2011, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #193463

she risked her life for him too…
she is not the only one at fault here.

they both contributed, i think, equally to this problem
that has been building up and up since Mike got back with Sandy
[at least since then it’s more noticeable]

Symphonic November 25, 2011, 12:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #193464

¬¬… not cool man…

Nadss November 25, 2011, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #193465

It’d be hilarious if all those weeks of “cheater” had this effect. Not many comics pull off ancient setups like that.

Jake November 25, 2011, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #193466

yeah dont get the tears, only explanation is male PMS`

chellby November 25, 2011, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #193467

Aaaw. Seriously ? I’m not liking this one bit. Mike is being a total bitch !

Meoww November 25, 2011, 12:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #193468

Yeah, Mike, you seem really happy; I see it now, how could I have been so blind?

Milly November 25, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #193469

Why is this the point where all of the people on Mike’s side come out?

Waters November 25, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #193470

And I start to die more on the inside. What is this, I dont even. Mike, you hoar.

Nasu November 25, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #193471

Damn, either Mike is being a jerkface or he really love Lucy, hes pushing her away so she wouldn’t get hurt……..nah hes just being a jerkface lol

*Lover* November 25, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #193472

because this is also the point where he’s gonna get the most hate :s
just look through the comments
how much hate do you see?
how much hate have you seen the past couple of pages?
my point made i think.

Symphonic November 25, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #193473

He has been wanting to say this for awhile now..let it out mike..let all that male pms Furious Abbey angst out. ;)

Luckmelu24 November 25, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #193474

Now lucy will go to paulo and beg for love…again…i cant wait to see how he and jazz react ()-() watch me be right…

Wait 24-39 this december will be over before december is…i think…well needless to say this went by faster than i thought it would

DinR November 25, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #193475

To me. Mike is more like agent Washington trying to get a clean slate. He’s gonna get one. Just not in the way he expects

Charmdra November 25, 2011, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #193476

So much emo :U
But i dont think deep down he REALLY means it ,because by the look of the tears he still cares ,he just hates to admit it.

Rose November 25, 2011, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #193477

@charmdra ha ha you have been watching too much red vs blue

infantry56 November 25, 2011, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #193478

Alright, Mike, you made your point.

Now release your insanely angry grip on Lucy’s shoulders. You’ve made your g*dd*mn point. Let GO of her, let her LEAVE, and stop HOLDING her there and yelling in her face.

Skygaze November 25, 2011, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #193479

So Lucy’s gonna try to commit suiside and Paulo will save her and they live happily ever after.

MissCaitlyn November 25, 2011, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #193480

While i feel bad for them both, at this I had to really feel for Mike here. He’s rely upset over saying that either because it took so long to say it because he means it or because he knows he will seriously hurt Lucy, but feels pushing her away will allow him to move on from the drama and mixed signals and feelings.

Maybe he still cares, I think he does. But obviously he is trying to push Lucy away, and still at the reminder of Sandy. And as much as he loved Lucy she did hurt him and lead him to think that he was nothing more then a security blanket. In a way he was, but Lucy does care about him. Insecurities make monsters of people. I’d personally know. Their situation is just so twisted by false assumptions. — or that’s just me assuming.

Jax November 25, 2011, 12:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #193481

@infantry56 I know. But do you think I’m right about mike and agent Washington?

Charmdra November 25, 2011, 12:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #193482

@charmdra now that I think about it they seem a lot like each other even the colors

infantry56 November 25, 2011, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #193483

Hmm…… those tears…. cant tell if he is saying those words to Lucy on purpose to avoid her or that he really means on what he said. Either way this is the worst possible way to not be friends with anyone anymore. Karma would eventually catch up to Mike, and he is not making a good image by his actions.

Darf14 November 25, 2011, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #193484

@infantry56 who do you think will be doc in this case? And the Meta?

Charmdra November 25, 2011, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #193485

@darf14 do you think sandy is gonna see him in a rage like this? I hope so

Charmdra November 25, 2011, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #193486

Oh so sad!
If only both of you had learned the old saying, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”
You are both going to fail this project so hard.

Mrs. Venture November 25, 2011, 12:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #193487

how can one hate her? Going through my head: ._. ;_; Furious Abbey and let’s not forget confusion :question: hmmm now that I read my own post I am possibly going to run the risk of icon spam… Oh well I’ll take the chance

GoBeyond November 25, 2011, 12:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #193488

-heart breaks- ;_; …You don’t really mean that Mike… you don’t mean that…

…has anyone noticed that the total page count went down to 39, from 40? :x This is sorta bothering me! D:

Blue Sly November 25, 2011, 12:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #193489

he’s obviously mad cause he kept losing the video game

HyperBallistic November 25, 2011, 12:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #193490

in my opinion, this isn’t mike. it’s maishul. mike can’t be held accountable for the actions of maishul…

Madrauk November 25, 2011, 12:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #193491

@charmdra I’m not sure about the doc, but maybe maybe somebody agressive (maybe the simiese guy) no… Paulbo would probly be like the meta towards mike……. And I think David fits caboose

infantry56 November 25, 2011, 12:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #193492


oh.. my.. god…

so much for Mike x Lucy.. ;_;

Sue November 25, 2011, 12:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #193493

the “about” page wasn’t lying :(

Sethorien November 25, 2011, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #193494

Clap. Clap.

Wow Mike, you think that Sandy’s going to enjoy all the fun stories everyones going to tell her about what a ******* you are. Think she’ll take it nicely?

ultimateZ November 25, 2011, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #193495

@infantry56 I was thinking that Lucy would be doc (she is a thorn in his side but she means well) and Sandy to be the Meta (she is “helping” him but is just gonna stab him in the back and double cross him)

Charmdra November 25, 2011, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #193496

cue people running up the stairs and into the room…. no wait that’s not gonna happen, we’re in comic land those people are pages away.

Impressive that he can actually say that.

Zerreth November 25, 2011, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #193497

wow mike, you pwned lucy and she didnt do anything, **** head. you have a good relationship and you throw it away, your really stupid

nat3 November 25, 2011, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #193498

Truthfully, this page seems a bit lazy. I understand if you have something else going on, or if you can’t convey another part of the story without something to bridge the gap. After all, Mike says something, Lucy lookin’ hurt, was done to death! Heh, maybe something super cool, come Monday? In any case, mad props, Money!

DeValt & Whittaker November 25, 2011, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #193499

“Guess your dreams always end
They don’t rise up just descend
But I don’t care anymore
I’ve lost the will to want more
I’m not afraid anymore
I keep my eyes on the door
But I remember when we were young”

-‘Insight’, Joy Division

Well, what now? So Mike hates Lucy…

NintendoSegaSonyGuy November 25, 2011, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #193500

I don’t follow shippings so I guess I can see this more clearly then others. He seems really distracted and it’s making my theory on the previous page seem all the more sound. In short, something may be going on which we don’t know about. Was that text REALLY from Sandy…? I wonder…

Tsunami November 25, 2011, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #193501

Stop that, it insults and degrades people with real m.p.d.

bla November 25, 2011, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #193502

Uh oh dat drama

…and then we zoom out, and realize he’s crying because Lucy is angrily shoving chopped onions up his ***.

ObsidianSnow November 25, 2011, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #193503

I feel that Mike is in a sense really…..paying her back. Mike had been trying to deal with Lucy sense they where young, her endless insults and teasing plus when he admits his feelings they don’t matter until Lucy decides shes ready to admit hers? cus Mike try’d saying he loves her before but she wasn’t “ready”. I think Mike made a hard choice long ago that he was not going to wait forever for her and go for someone who doesn’t force others to work by their clock, Sandy. I care for Lucy a lot but….Mike just can’t wait for her, but it’s not like he’s just ignoring the problem completely, like Rukral said, he’s burning the bridge now and in a way is helping Lucy, cus that will allow her become inter pendent, with the help of her pets and friends of course.
so to all the Mike haters. Lucy only has herself to blame.

T.T.M.G. November 25, 2011, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #193504

And here’s the cultivation of the negative aspects of Mike and Lucy’s relationship over the years (from Mike’s perspective, anyways). Personally, I think that Mike is doing this in one of the worst ways possible, but given how he’s never gone through a situation like this before and Rukral’s comment above, it definately seems in-character.

I guess that all we need now is Lucy’s reaction, and given that we didn’t see her once during Mike’s breakdown on this page, I think that this could go a number of ways. I think that it will come down to Lucy either (a) taking this personally and starting a major “BWAAAAAH” moment, or (b) she could see through Mike’s **** and be angry/sympathetic with him. I hope that it’ll be the latter, though, as I would be impressed if Lucy could toughen this out.

And so the three day wait for the next page begins. Stupid weekend cliffhangers. ;_;

headsortails November 25, 2011, 12:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #193505

@charmdra I edited my previous post to paulo= meta

infantry56 November 25, 2011, 12:50 AM EST.

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Mike really hate lucy? i don´t think so

LuckyCat November 25, 2011, 12:50 AM EST.

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@infantry56 but what about what I said!? Is sandy gonna stab mike in the back because she is the Meta?

Charmdra November 25, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #193508

Gah! My heart is breaking! ;_; Everyone needs a happy pill asap.

AmberPhoenix November 25, 2011, 12:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #193509

@Symphonic I was implying that they could have come at any point but they waited until this page. I guess maybe it’s because he’s easiest to defend now.

Waters November 25, 2011, 12:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #193510

I like to think that Mike thinks his heart was made really small. I pretend that he thinks that he can only fit so many people in it… Sandy has always been kind to him. She’s adored him forever, and Lucy’s teased him just as long. She’s also really high-maintenance.

I think that Mike thinks, “Lucy’s horrible to me. We could never be a couple, and I can’t see us together because think of how awful she’d treat me.”

And are you kidding? Sandy never asked for anything from Mike, and like I said, maybe he thinks that his heart has limited space.

And why would he make room for both Sandy and Lucy, when he thinks it would be better to cut Lucy out altogether?

Tickle Monster November 25, 2011, 12:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #193512

haha… uh… thats harsh D: Creepers Mike! i thought you were the calm and collected type.

Jaevanne November 25, 2011, 12:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #193513

I haven’t commented in awhile… That’s not important. What IS, is figuring out who Lucy is going to run to now!

My dollary-doo’s are on Abbey!

Or Paulo. Again.

Feh! Even David, and his sudden “blow you out of the water” observations. Even if it’s to grab grope points XD

MikeShadow (No Relation) November 25, 2011, 12:53 AM EST.

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Charmdra November 25, 2011, 12:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #193515

Ho yeah. A rusty colored thingamabob cat like Sue is also an option. That’d be a funky departure…

MikeShadow (No Relation) November 25, 2011, 12:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #193516

Mike shouldn’t be so harsh… I’ve had enemies before, who would always pester me… but, I’d forgive them anyway in the end and never say that I ever hated them… ignore somebody for long enough, they’ll give up…

St.Columba November 25, 2011, 12:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #193517

DUDE. Whoa. Mike. CHILLAX, bro. How old are you kids? Uh, oh yeah, you’re FIFTEEN. YOU ARE IN HIGH SCHOOL. And you hate Lucy because she’s immature? Oh THAT’s definitely a unique and hard-to-find trait.

Ya’ know, it’s pages like this where I just wanna hop into the comic and be like, “Sup, psycos I’m here to SMACK the **** out of you which will take a long ****IN time because you are so FULL OF ****.

Lucy will be sent to counseling, Sandy will be sent to France, Mike will be sent into my fist, and things will start getting better from there.

And maybe Mike has the right to reject Lucy… But NOBODY - not even fictional cats - has the right to treat someone else like they are less than a person. Here, Mike is screaming at her like she killed his sister, or ruined his life. And if she did ruin his life, shouldn’t he have been like, “Oh, hater’s gonna hate,” and moved the hell on? She means well, she’s just young and stupid… and so is he… and everyone else in this comic… I am noticing a pattern. :/

AlwaysAnon November 25, 2011, 12:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #193518

@St. Columba I ignored my entire High School for three years and nothing changed. Doesn’t work for everyone. But hey, I roll with the punches so…

Tsunami November 25, 2011, 12:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #193519

Rukral is probably one of the very, very few posters i can have any respect for, now.

people keep thinking good and evil are as simple as black and white, but sometimes a little evil is necessary for the greater good…

…things are the most complicated for good people because they have to know when to do something not-so-good to set things right.

Thanatos November 25, 2011, 12:59 AM EST.

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@charmdra I think sandy will break up with him then mike will get angry at Lucy (who probably told someone who told sandy)

infantry56 November 25, 2011, 1:00 AM EST.

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JustSomeCritic November 25, 2011, 1:01 AM EST.

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I’m not sure that that applies. She isn’t trying to get a reaction, all she wants is to be around him without him being ******, something she can’t have. So, one of thembreaking down eventualy was the only reselution. It’s not like Mike is good enough at being a jerk to hide forever. And the same problem will come up once again! He simply isn’t that good at this lying to himself stuff and I wouldn’t be suprised to see him frouwning with sandy at least once or twice. Also, Paulo may or may not punch him and may or may not be right..

bla November 25, 2011, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #193523

I wish those people calling mike a ********* could see his perspective. Hes pushing lucy away because he knows he loves her but because he loyal to sandy, he wont allow himself to have feelings for lucy. Hes not being an ******* for the sake of being an ******* (it just seems that way)

2Cents November 25, 2011, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #193526

@infantry56 in that case, who would the reds and blues be? … Omega, get out of Mike’s head.
PS where did Strider go?

Charmdra November 25, 2011, 1:03 AM EST.

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It almost seems like something is forcing him to do this…I could only guess for some reason maybe Sandy doesn’t like the thought of Lucy being around him and made him choose one of them or something? They grew up together so Sandy does know a bit about her but we never get to see what Sandy and Mike talk about which apparently happens all the time. Might be one way to explain the sudden shift in his behavior by trying to turn her away with as little pain as possible for the both of them but now with her coming for a visit and Lucy still here he can’t avoid it any longer.
I’d say it’d be an interesting development for Sandy, a character we’ve yet to see, though I’m sure this is all horribly wrong and no where near close to being the case but YEY HYPOTHETICALS!

maniacalmercury November 25, 2011, 1:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #193528

What Rukral said. But still, Micheal….

Flara November 25, 2011, 1:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #193529

@Jaevanne The calm and collected types can also be the type who bottle up all their negative emotion, like Mike here. He was a champagne bottle that was shaken one time too often, now he exploded.
Even if it took some strenght on his side to go through with it and finally telling her how he feels.

TheDragon November 25, 2011, 1:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #193530

It’d be hilarious if somebody just stumbled onto this comic for the first time today, and this was the first comic they ever saw.

Luke November 25, 2011, 1:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #193531

Young and stupid is what this comic brings to me from my high school years. It’s a story of it’s own where I know I can’t perfectly fit in any of the characters shoes and where I know I won’t find an exact copy of any of the people I knew back then. It’s not MY story to read through and remember, but it is A story that at times has shown emotion and stress and humor that I CAN perfectly remember feeling and living back then. If only for the multitude of little moments that I do feel like I’ve stood in these characters shoes before, BSCB is priceless.
Much love to the two hurting kitties ^^

MetalWingedWolf November 25, 2011, 1:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #193532

This was going to happen sooner or later. Not the “I hate you” line, but Mike’s explosion. I mean, he loved her, but more than once she rejected him (not criticizing her, I’m on nobody’s side… well perhaps David’s 8-D). Then he (re)started his relationship with Sandy and slowly tried to avoid Lucy because let’s face it, feelings don’t just go away in a second, he would feel guilty around her.

When Lucy finally said she loved him, his response was waaay to calm. Seriosly, I thought he would’ve said something like “WTF NOW you tell me this are you KIDDING ME??!!!”. I think he buried this and it just got worse and worse, until now…. he started feeling guilty because he was having fun with Lucy once again, and that would lead to old emotions.

My point is, yes this IS going to be ugly in the short-term, but I don’t think their relationship is over (as friends or something more), Mike just needs to sort out his feelings (damn I used this word too many times, sorry) Lucy-Sandy-wise.

Personally, I’m more interested in what Alejandro has planned for them, and what is Augustus role in his scheme. Also, sorry if I made mistakes in the text, English isn’t my first language…

(your name here) November 25, 2011, 1:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #193533

ok, let just say dat, maik-eshul is actually doesn’t hate her, and he is actually love her deep in his heart. But still, he doesn’t want to mention it since sandy is somewhat like his first love. if he does hate her, why is he crying? its mean he is hurt to say that he hate her. Lucy is always on his side, but sandy doesn’t.
He thinks he has everything more meaningful than lucy. But actually, Lucy is the most thing that means everything to him. They played together, study together and also do everything together. But since he phone sandy the last time, he thinks sandy is everything to him.

Sandy doesn’t make him hurt as much as lucy does, but actually sandy is the one who really hurted mike now. mike hurted for saying that he hate lucy, as for he thinks sandy is everything to him. And as for lucy, she just want him to be happy, and not angry like now.

but, as long as he be with sandy and never has lucy aside him or other side of him, he will miss her and want her back since they always together.

and also, maik-eshul you f*ggot.

Lucas November 25, 2011, 1:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #193534

I am still on the ‘I hate Mike’ bandwagon, BUT Rukral is 100% correct.
You really have to have balls to let something this deep out to someone.
It’s obvious it hurts him..he held her dear through out her ********..yes..I love you Lucy..but we all know you’ve been a bitch. You..had this coming.

Mistreatment even is it’s not intentionally meant still wears on a lot and the only thing that feels like it’s left is just a raw anger.

At this moment..I don’t like Mike at all, but you can’t deny you feel some respect towards him.

Ren November 25, 2011, 1:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #193535

Where is this newspost? I don’t see a link for it.

Also, I feel so sorry for Mike. This must be tearing him apart.

That or he’s so angry that his tears are a result of the rage. I know when I get mad my tears come, it can make any situation even more frustrating. >.

Melly November 25, 2011, 1:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #193536

O.O ….

Subaru November 25, 2011, 1:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #193537

i should probably say something emotional and deep and stuff, but i really dont want to right now. my status about mike has always been that he’s my fav person in the comic, with lucy and paulo tied for a VERY close second. he could definatly go about this a different way, mabye a kinder way, but life has taught me the best way to deal with stuff is to just get it out and deal with it.
this is coming from a thirteen year old though, so what do i know?
now if youl excuse me, *hurumph*
TAESHI! YOUR ENDING THE MIKE-LUCY DYNAMIC?! NOES! *grabs taeshi by shoulders and shakes really hard* YOUR ENDING BCB AS WE KNOW IT!!! *wilheim scream* *faints*

curtisimo - look whos back! remember me? of corse not.

curtisimo November 25, 2011, 1:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #193538

Slap a bitch! do it! full on frontal male nudity! court summons! prison rape! lethal injection! Do it!

lolwut November 25, 2011, 1:28 AM EST.

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I disagree completely. While I believe in blunt honesty is usually the best form of criticism and getting across a point. Wrapping your words in sugar-coated, politically correct nonsense has a nasty tendency to dilute the point you are trying to make. Ideally, it’s the verbal equivalent of punching somebody in the gut - real world says hello. This is usually if you care little to none about the person blabbering ********. Former friends deserve better than to have a verbal battleaxe buried into all of the pleasant memories you shared together. This leaves nothing but all the nastiness of hatred and bitter scorn. This goes double for lifelong childhood friends, no need to soil innocence with venomous bile. Needless to say, such actions sever friendship between current and future friends.

Funny, as you have a very black&white view of the situation in general. Very few people can truly be considered “good” or “evil”. Right and wrongs are defined by the society in which such actions occur. For example, war is generally viewed positively in countries with very high employment rates, as it’s the only way to feed your family and make a living. Not to mention the government usually pays benefits of some sort if you’re injured. So violence and bloodshed aren’t really “evil” in that form of context. You don’t necessarily have to be a bad person to be a complete *** like Mike.

ArkaniusXII November 25, 2011, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #193540

it can only go downhill from here

cutefur13 November 25, 2011, 1:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #193541

*unemployment rates

ArkaniusXII November 25, 2011, 1:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #193542

Am I the only one who still thinks Mike is being a bit of a jerk about this whole thing?

Kuna November 25, 2011, 1:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #193543

SLAP A BITCH! PRISON RAPE! you sir made my day.

Furry To Be November 25, 2011, 1:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #193544

You know, *sigh* Mike has actually redeamed himself in my eyes. I (think) can tel by his face that he is almost hurting himself more than Lucy to say that. I believe that he thinks he is helping her become less dependent on others and that maybe if he burns the bridge between them like this it will actually help her. Now it is still like tipping off a bandaid but he still cares about her even if he doesn’t realize it.

I am still a LucyXMike shipper. And I thank Taeshi for being an Awesome writer and having the ability to give us fans the emotional story roller coaster we enjoy so much, even though it is hard to tell when we are calling for a character’s painful death.
Bravo Mike, you have some how restored my faith in you while still saying the worst thing a friend could ever say.

Teeroy766 November 25, 2011, 1:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #193545

…………i am disappoint in mike D:

Nakashi November 25, 2011, 1:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #193546

Look, I can see where a lot of people are coming from in the whole “hard to say hate” deal and “it’s justified!”, but let’s look at what happened:
-Mike and Lucy were getting along (*gasp*) while playing a video game
-Mike gets a text message and proceeds to make facial expressions that make him look as if someone had just died
-Ends up smiling at the end, making Lucy wonder WTF just happened
-Simply because it’s Sandy (no hate), Mike refuses to tell Lucy until she drags it out of him for no explained reason
-After the whole awkward dragging of detail, Lucy is trying to patch things up, albeit more awkwardly

I see no real reason why Mike has to scream bloody murder at Lucy just because of these past events. I mean, sure, if she had been begging for his love and affection and had been harassing him about THAT, then sure, but he’s digging up the past just so that he can hurt her again. Or at least, that’s my take on it.

Anon November 25, 2011, 1:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #193547

Well holy ****ing hell all my theories just went down the toilet.

After rereading from the begining, I can only say that I’m shocked.

Welp, there goes any chance of them being a couple.

Anonymous November 25, 2011, 1:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #193548

That’s it. I’m out. No more bcb for me. This is a pathetic excuse for a comic.

In Mike’s own words: Tashi, “I hate you.”

You are a pathetic excuse for a writer. You have lost sight of what your comic was, and are purely focused on the sting between these two characters. You lack depth, and for all of you readers who think that I am wrong, what depth you see is just what you are projecting onto the storyline. You are making a mountain out of a mole hill. There’s nothing to this comic anymore except for the idea that Mike hates Lucy, and she won’t wrap her head around it. Tashi, in order to redeem your comic, you need to stop all this “heavy” topic garbage. We get it, the characters have a strained relationship. There’s no need to spend 20+ pages just getting three words out of Mike’s mouth. The time you just wasted could have been better spent working on a real story line. Go back to your roots if you want to keep your fan base. People are sick of you dragging this out, and will stop reading just like I have. I wish you the best of luck into trying to make this a respectable webcomic, you’re going to need it.

Stripes November 25, 2011, 1:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #193549

[insert loud angry hissing noise here]

Skittz November 25, 2011, 1:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #193550

meh…… I dont think he means it., and anybody disagrees, i dont wanna hear it

treblig November 25, 2011, 1:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #193551

…dissappointment…does not even come to my head right now….

DarkFox November 25, 2011, 1:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #193552

Gaaaawwwwd. Waiting till Monday for the next page is going to be ****ing torture.

Mrs. Venture November 25, 2011, 1:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #193553

Love it.
Emotions on this page are fantastic.

Predict the next page is just reaction shots of Lucy dissolving into tears.

@bla: Its not MPD, its DID. And don’t be so PC, it doesn’t help anyone.

AOJ - DeciA November 25, 2011, 1:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #193554

@Stripes ok dude/girl idk wth your deal is but SHE is an amazing writer…not sure why she decided this but im sure its for a damn good reason…so instead of abandoning the comic you should at least finish this damn chapter

DarkFox November 25, 2011, 1:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #193555

@Skizzit I am so on it!

bla November 25, 2011, 1:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #193556

@Darkfox, read my edit. I realize I continually spelled her name wrong, and that is because she does not deserve it to be spelled correctly.

Stripes November 25, 2011, 1:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #193557

Why can’t y’all be friends for crying out loud?
I suppose Lucy should find some better friends. Once Sandy comes back Mike will be completely absorbed with her anyway.

Georginorx November 25, 2011, 1:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #193558

Whoa. I guess Zachary was right about Mike. D:

Trey November 25, 2011, 1:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #193559

@Stripes: Weren’t you a couple of pages back saying that you would never read another comic here? If so, you seem to ragequit a lot man LOL

AOJ - DeciA November 25, 2011, 1:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #193560

Someones upset! :D

Meanie666 November 25, 2011, 1:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #193561

@Stripes I will only mention in regards to your opinion of the matter that this is Taeshi’s web comic, and she is telling the story that she wants to tell, not necessarily the one you want to read. But that’s all I am saying about that.

What I’m curious about is what several others are as well: What is at the root of Mike’s outburst? Is it that he really feels that way? Or that he thinks that Lucy not being friends with him is, in the long run, for her own good? I’m… honestly not sure which it is. We have seen plenty of times that Mike will put himself at risk in order to protect Lucy (whether or not he creates the dangerous situation to begin with), so this may yet again be an attempt on Mike’s part to protect her, this time from Mike himself. Yeah, it doesn’t make a lot of sense from a rational standpoint, but now is not the time to cloud the issue with things like “logic” and “reason.”

PhycoKrusk November 25, 2011, 1:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #193562

That 4th panel makes me want to cry
I think he’s trying to help her out here, honestly. Maybe if the bridge between them is burned then she can learn to forget and find someone else
Well… hopefully

Skittz November 25, 2011, 1:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #193563

WOW. Lucy must be dying right now. Imagine hearing that from someone who was so dear to you for so many years, that you hurt and are determinedly trying to become worthy to again; not once but TWICE. Also, I wonder if Mike still sometimes sees Lucy as okay, but decided to force himself to start getting used to no longer interacting with her at all? Obviously, this hurts him, but MAN it is intense. Poor Lucy. :( Hang in there until Monday girl. ._.

Chi.chan November 25, 2011, 1:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #193564

Lovely. I wonder if this is one of those emotional “I hate you!” exaggerations I hear teens sometimes do. Or has he just decided to betray the benevolence of one of the longest running providers of it. He does seem to think he’s in the right. Cute. Sandy may be innocent, but Mike sure gets troublesomely distant and uncaring over her.

On a side note, my browser says “long” is not a word. How odd. Am I unaware of some new language convention, or is the program just being silly?

Hoheh November 25, 2011, 1:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #193565

/ agree with Stripes. Mike’s Character has become more and more shallow as the story progresses.

The Dialogue Ninja November 25, 2011, 1:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #193566

Must. Not. Make. Kesmesis joke.

Nugget November 25, 2011, 2:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #193567

Mike can’t stand the fact that he cares for both Lucy AND Sandy because it is so much easier to love Sandy than Lucy. I’m sorry but it’s just the reasonable choice for a stressed teenager. Sandy has never been anything but sweet and kind to him, and Lucy has caused him quite a bit of grief over the years whether it was her fault or not. BUT YOU CAN’T MEASURE LOVE! He DID save Lucy’s life (time and time again), he HAS reciprocated her feelings at one time or another, he CHOSE to care about her because it very simply wouldn’t have felt right if he didn’t. He grew up with her, he knows her better than anybody and whatever sweet side there is to Lucy has been brought out by HIM! But nothing lasts and nobody is perfect. If he’s tired of her then he’s tired of her. He has every right to his own feelings. Lucy does have some deep rooted emotional problems that she needs to deal with. For one she has absolutely no perspective on how much other people besides Mike care for her.

I think Sandy is portrayed as too perfect, especially through Mike’s mind. He can’t stand the fact that he feels love for Lucy with all her faults as well as his perfect image of Sandy. The problem is Mike is TOO sane, he is being overly logical about his emotions and can’t see that hate doesn’t diminish love, it actually confirms love. He only thinks he hates her because he’s afraid he’ll lose Sandy if he can’t give her 100% of his heart, which is just impossible by nature anyway.

So I believe that Mike’s relationship with Sandy has become all but dependent on his so called hate for Lucy and I think deep down he knows it. I don’t give a flying flargen who he decides to be exclusive with, but if he chooses Sandy in the end I just hope he can love Lucy as a close friend. It shouldn’t be anything less, and it doesn’t require anything more.

Dezarack November 25, 2011, 2:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #193568

Loving these he’s trying to get away from the drama comments.

It’s not like they share the same classroom. Or friends.

Or are participating in a play where they’re the main leads.

Just Saiyan November 25, 2011, 2:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #193569

See the droplets spitting out of his mouth?

Mike’s so sad, his mouth is crying.

It’s so very sad.

Skygaze November 25, 2011, 2:04 AM EST.

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Lilneekogrl November 25, 2011, 2:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #193571

sad… just sad

Name:. who wants to know? November 25, 2011, 2:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #193572

I think Lily would be Lucy’s best chance to get through this if she collapses from it, that hedgehog is the only motherly figure with a clear perspective on these kids in the entire story. Haven’t seen the pets in a long while anyway, they’re due for an appearance. XD :question: :)

Dezarack November 25, 2011, 2:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #193573

Omg Lucy’s reaction will be horrible :s
Not only she got rejected by the one she loves, but also he’s hating her :/
I wonder how this will be fixed, but I’m sure this is the climax
Or Lucy will get into a fight with sandy
Just guessing!

Solly November 25, 2011, 2:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #193574

This can’t end well.

KiwiKoala November 25, 2011, 2:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #193575

Stripes, all I hear from you is “Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!” Seriously, those who can, do. Those who can’t, criticize. Let us see you do better. And if you wanna stop reading, then don’t let the door hit ya where the Good Lord split ya.

Also, I agree with the comment on who Mike is trying to convince, because it seems more like he is lying more to himself than her, and the worst person to lie to is yourself.

Also, I think that Sandy may yet break up with him, especially if Sandy is as nice as Mike thinks. However, if I have seen enough comics out there, it’s that the rich ones are always the manipulative ones, and Sandy may very well be the cause of Mike’s angst.

Renadt November 25, 2011, 2:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #193576

If there a possibility that this comic would end on a bad note, it’s possible that Lucy may suicide. I wonder if Taeshi made Lucy suicide, would she continue the series without her, possibly replacing Lucy with Sandy?

C-Ling November 25, 2011, 2:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #193577

@KiwiKoala I’m thinking that too…

PurpleLeaf November 25, 2011, 2:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #193578

Is he still beleiving what that guy said on the vacation? Wow. Jeebuz, tsk tsk, she’s tryna be nice, too.

I hope for a good future :0

LyxolfInABunnySuit November 25, 2011, 2:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #193579

Yeah, you tell her, Mike!

That first comment is the best comment by far. Mike is so brave for telling his longterm childhood friend that he hates her. Go ahead and say ‘wagh mike u so meen lusy doesn’t deeserv dis’, Lucy should have been more honest with mike in the first place! If she was maybe mike would have never talked to sandy, maybe

lmtyah November 25, 2011, 2:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #193580

Um, Mike? I think you’re overreacting just a bit… I mean, you were having fun with her not minutes ago. I don’t think you really HATE her…

Sidnoea November 25, 2011, 2:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #193581

Well now, all bets are off. Let’s see how this plays out.


Lord of the dance November 25, 2011, 2:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #193582

I love how people think sandy will take lucy’s side. What if your boyfriend told you that he hated some girl you haven’t talked to or even really knew back In the day. I’m sure you would not take the girls side
Sandy isn’t buddy buddy with Lucy, it’s very unlikely that they will form a girl group and band against him
Her friends on the other hand will but let’s be honest they were all against him anyway

Voice November 25, 2011, 2:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #193583

ok not to make fun of mike… no what im not even gona go that far…no not even a pokemon joke no you know what…….no…

Phillip November 25, 2011, 2:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #193584

C’mon, Mike, what’s eating you? I can tell what you’re saying is bothering you.

Somehow I get the feeling he doesn’t really mean that…

Sarge November 25, 2011, 2:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #193585

maybe I missed a few comments but I don’t see how people respect Mike more “because its hurting him a lot too”. if it is like that, I see it as a “shoot yourself in the foot, just so you can get some medicine” type of situation(burning the bridge between him and Lucy so he can ‘secure’ the bridge between him and Sandy). all that considering that Lucy is only trying to get on friendly terms, not cock-block Mike from Sandy, not trying to force Mike to change his opinion. just get on friendly terms. Mike is overreacting to Lucy conceding and, if anything, giving them her blessing. THAT I find more respectful, knowingly giving up what you want more than anything in the world.

WiggleWonder November 25, 2011, 2:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #193586

I still think Mike doesn’t really hate Lucy, he’s just pushing her away because he wants to be with Sandy and he doesn’t think Lucy will let him do that.

Flashbomb7 November 25, 2011, 2:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #193587

Actually, I really hope that he indeed does hate her. That would be something new and refreshing (usually characters like these two are sooner or later ending up together).
That said, I’m not believing him just yet. We’ll see if he really does hate her or just wants her to back off out of whatever reason.

Kudos to the art and story-telling in any case! Up to now I was rather sure that he’s more and more attracted to her and angry at himself because of that. But right now, I’m really not sure what to make of his reaction - and I like that “supsense” very much. :)

(Oh, and about the “You’re an insensitive …, Mike!!!!”-stuff. Considering how Lucy has ignored all his attempts to stay away from her, the only thing he can do at this point is being brutal in his words.)

Janara November 25, 2011, 2:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #193588

Lately BCB has been quite a pain to read. Not to say that I don’t want to read this story, but the last few pages have just been so painful to read. But we shall have to let the story unfold. I look forward to Monday.

Kirby Boi November 25, 2011, 2:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #193589

Read this while listening to Dido’s “White Flag”, and it went from a moment of tilting my head and going, “Aww, well isn’t that just sad,” to a moment of me blinking in silence at the screen and wondering what this emotion is.
It’s an old one, but it’s one of those cryptically ancient ones that nestle in the heart and only arise long enough to make you skip a beat in time.

So yeah Taeshi thanks for that. Great page and all that love!

Gameking218 November 25, 2011, 2:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #193590

@Voice: You might be forgetting that he keeps this up with a girl who barely even argues about it. Sandy wasn’t the best student, nor is she known for acting any way but nice currently, but I have yet to hear the logic for her being too blind to see abuse without Mike outright hiding it. Exposing the truth is all the proof anyone needs. When Lucy isn’t there to let his anger out on, who’s to say we won’t have an Abraham Sr. situation? The possibilities are so much fun!

@Comic: It’s especially funny how he lies to himself to “be happy” in his mind. He abuses an already emotionally-damaged girl, who is supportive of his relationship and well-being, who has been doing her best not to bother him, who he should plainly be getting along with, so that he can justify all of the increasing number of faults he continues to build on. He is doing “needs a mess of therapy” level emotional trauma. And he’s doing it to someone like her. HAHAHAHAHA!

Is he a hypocrite, or just a total jerk, yet? He and Lucy’s detractors can’t even claim she didn’t appreciate him, since the being the case was confirmed about 56 chapters ago. Oh yes, she took various blows to the face, got her shoulders clawed, got her face clawed (by a guy who blamed her for the attacks) to keep him from being murdered. And she didn’t appreciate him. I wouldn’t put myself at risk for most. He’s in such lovely denial. Hilarity!

Hoheh :x finds it far funnier than is healthy.

Hoheh November 25, 2011, 2:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #193591

FINALLY!!!! if you want to be an ______ then tell her why. you are so annoyingly passive agressive. now everyone can move the f on, because honestly, your not worth it.

T_T November 25, 2011, 2:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #193592

You bring up some interesting points but I find it hard to believe after a few emotional outburst he’ll become abusive yes he is yelling at Lucy, but Lucy yells at him as well that is the kind of relationship they have
What he has with sandy is different their relationship is all cookies and rainbows
So I really can’t see mike going ape **** crazy

Voice November 25, 2011, 2:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #193593

Sigh…… This… Could really break the spirits of many BCB fans. I had several outcomes running through my mind, but this is the worst possible! You know, the phrase, “all out” is used as a gambling term meaning, “to give all.” Unfortunately, this is also an extremely risky move to play….when Mike did this, he probably knew what Lucy’s reaction would be. If I were Mike, my guess would be for Lucy to walk out with a lifeless stare at the ground with nothing else on her mind, but disappointment. I think we ALL know what is going to happen.

Roxas427 November 25, 2011, 2:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #193594

you know, i use to call this guy a bad guy. But now, i can see what he going threw. Maybe me and other people should just wait and see if what we think of him now is right. Alse im gunna feel like a idiote if i keep blabbing on about nothing :)

Mike sorry for calling you names and all. Forgive xD

Flaze November 25, 2011, 2:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #193595

ah well, maybe she can move on now, and not be so dependant.

Celsy November 25, 2011, 2:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #193596

I agree with you passive aggressive mike was annoying us he had reasons but still annoying
I believe they both need to move on Lucy and mike both deserve better then each other
I think they both need to grow up before they can even consider being friends
Mike needs to learn to let go of the past
Lucy needs to learn to stand on her own

Voice November 25, 2011, 2:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #193597

You shouldn’t have done that, Michael.
Your actions will haunt you for the rest of your life until you atone. :nope:

Harris012 November 25, 2011, 2:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #193598

But you like her a little, right? Lol

TAESHI, KEEP IT UP BRO—- er um… RADICAL FEMALE, can’t wait for Monday’s, haters (Stripes) make ya famous! I love bcb!!

(I hate MikexSandy)

Aspear November 25, 2011, 2:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #193599

Another matter that had rushed pass my mind for so long would be, what would Sandy’s reaction be to the emotional trauma occurring between Mike and Lucy? Well, that might be an idea for the book wouldn’t it Taeshi?

Roxas427 November 25, 2011, 2:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #193600

Time to break Lucy x Mike’s fans’ hearts.

Knux-the-Killer November 25, 2011, 2:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #193601

I have to agree with Rukral… It does take a lot of strength in someone to say something like that to someone who used to be your closest friend. I still feel bad for Lucy though… =(

Brydog23 November 25, 2011, 2:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #193602

*sigh* I just have one thing to say: If this is for real, then Mike is dead to me. He is no longer interesting, his dramatic scenes are just dull, and , frankly, I don’t really find myself rooting for Mike and Lucy’s friendship anymore. Sure, their bonding scenes are heartwarming, but that is it. Those are the only scenes these two share that are interesting.

PS: I like the backround/ emotional indications, but the backround in panel 3 just doesn’t say… anything really. What were you trying to say? “Ooh there’s a pattern on the wall!”

The Guy Nobody Knows November 25, 2011, 2:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #193603

It hurts, but maybe it’s for the best. It wouldn’t BE the best, but definitely FOR the best.

CynicalEnigma November 25, 2011, 3:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #193604

Haha, you almost got me crying there.
Nice try. :’)

Caaaarn November 25, 2011, 3:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #193605

NO! i dont care **** MIKE how DARE this doucheb ag forget the time where lucy risked her LIFE to defend his against that gang thug! DOES ANYONE ELSE ember that?!

treblig November 25, 2011, 3:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #193606

it takes more than anger to break down but even more courage to do it to someone you had or have feelings for. i applaud you mike.

trollolololol tralolololo November 25, 2011, 3:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #193607

woah woah woah wait did he forget he abondoned her for Sandy for a whole year that still makes him the biggest *** here still no matter how sorry he is for it even Lucy is sorry but he is not accepting it
She is trying but it looks like its gone back in time to when Mike abadoned her
If anyone should be addmiting they hate them it should be Lucy telling him she hates him because she isnt happy when he’s around

SmokeSkid November 25, 2011, 3:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #193608

guess no one here has the perception to look further into this, and instead like lemmings are going to get mad at mike…

trollolololol tralolololo November 25, 2011, 3:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #193609

I find it so disheartening that so many people have been ragequitting over the past few pages. I know it’s just a minor number in the grand scheme of things, but still, I guess I just find it very strange that people would just stop reading right when the story is hitting a highly anticipated plot point. Oh well…

Floweramon November 25, 2011, 3:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #193610

Mike is still a jerk, as much as he’s being “brave” by telling Lucy up front. He’s going about it all wrong. He doesn’t want any friends, he doesn’t care about anyone. All he wants is to snuggle with a woman who lives far away, and is only visiting him.
If he keeps acting the way he is, he’ll end up with no friends and getting his butt kicked by every student and teacher in the school.
So yeah, he’s brave for getting it out, but he could of planned a better way to say it so he’s less of a butt.

Kellins November 25, 2011, 3:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #193611

Voice, I agreed with you up until the last part. As a matter of fact Mike has indeed began the path of “moving on”-MEETING SANDY! And Lucy has had more emotional trauma than anyone else in the BCB series. If she needs help from others, then it should be provided! Your quote, “GROW UP” I think is irrelevant! LUCY’S BEEN F***ED FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! One final comment would be how you use the word, “annoying.” Let’s see….. IS MIKE LIKE DAVID? NO! DOES MIKE PULL PRANKS? NO! So, as of now I believe my arguement to render your comment inaccurate!

Roxas427 November 25, 2011, 3:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #193612

I still think that he is actually confused over ‘liking’ Lucy as well as his ‘love’ and is thus trying to drive lucy away to avoid ‘temptation’.

Kobrag November 25, 2011, 3:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #193613

He’s lying so much now it’s not even funny.

It’s funny people are defending him when they’re defending an almost paranoid sounding lie about how Lucy caused all his problems and he hates her. I could understand if she had done something worth saying that and if they didn’t just have A GOOD F’ING TIME PLAYING VIDEO GAMES!

OmegaB November 25, 2011, 3:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #193614

I’m predicting a whole comic of silence after this, and either a Lucy rage or Lucy breakdown (again).
Whatever happens though, I get the feeling that Mike isn’t really a jerk, but is just handling things the wrong way. I can’t really tell his intentions though, so it’s just my educated guess.

BarbedFire November 25, 2011, 3:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #193615

Trololololol I have looked into this; DEEPLY

Roxas427 November 25, 2011, 3:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #193616

But Mike, tell us what you REALLY feel.

Emilio November 25, 2011, 3:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #193617

then roxas tell what you think just happened

trollolololol tralolololo November 25, 2011, 3:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #193618


tourettes November 25, 2011, 3:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #193619

Big time catharsis for our boy Mike.

I sincerely hope that once he gets all this out of his system, he can settle down and be a sweet guy again.

But this is the sort of moment that can really change a young man’s life. He can make a lot of decisions about how the world works and what his role in it is in a moment of in extremis catharsis like this.

Stay good, Mike. Don’t let this sour you on compassion.

Fruvous November 25, 2011, 3:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #193620

I’m not too sure what to make of this. I’m kinda mad that he just went out and said it, but glad that he finally got it out. Hopefully, the two of them can move on.

I’m not sure if I want to punch or hug Taeshi for this, but it’s probably because I decided to read the update at 3:30 in the morning.


Sven November 25, 2011, 3:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #193621

Yeah, sure, Mike is brave but he lost his ability to be considerate. He no longer cares, not even enough to tell her he hates her in the proper manner. Lucy has been through deep shi t for Mike, even getting traumatized (her fear of water) for him. No matter what others say, he is still a huge dickens for not being the least bit considerate of how she feels and what she’s been through. Mad Lucy

N-Star November 25, 2011, 3:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #193622

God, please invent the time machine! XD

N-Star November 25, 2011, 3:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #193623

for every one hattin on mike for not having consideration think of this,… ever time mike and lucy get together mike ends up hurting lucy, like last time with sandy, maybe hes pushing her away because he doesn’t want to hurt her like every other time.

trollolololol tralolololo November 25, 2011, 3:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #193624

Might just be the way I was raised but it’s never ok to say you hate someone, esp someone that has done so much for you and that is happy for you. Doing something like this shows what type of person you are, not what type of person the other one is. Mike has now lost all consideration I might have had for him. He is officially the biggest *** I have ever met.

Again might be how I was raised but doing what he is doing is never ok, no matter what anyone has done there is no justification for something like this. The tongue is sharper than a two edged sword and hurts far more than any physical blow ever can. If you really honestly want to hurt someone as badly as possible, you do this. And Mike has.

Antonie November 25, 2011, 3:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #193625

holy ****, schizotypal much? why are there no psychiatrists?

&%;amp November 25, 2011, 3:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #193626

Rukral- no. Lucy has not needed this kind of force for a very long time. if Mike had simply explained to her calmly and with a brain, she would have complied. this is not acceptable when much more peaceful means were much more easily available. she has not been clingy for at least the last chapter or two. she has just been trying to leave the past and fix their friendship. therefore if he had informed her he did not want to be friends any more, in a calm manner, not psycho like this— if he’d only explained to her. she would have complied. but he did not. he went psycho. and confused her. and she was just trying to mend things, because she thought it was what was right because he didn’t bother to explain to her otherwise.

two wrongs ( as in payback ) does not make a right, it just makes you as bad as the person who wronged first.
and the tears are either
a) because this is hurting him even though he means it
b) this is hurting him and he doesn’t mean it
or c) he’s so furious and relieved to get the anger out he is crying.
I still don’t feel like he cares about her though so I have to go with C…
because honestly if he did care about her he could never do this to her regardless.

also when Lucy called him names like Jerkface and mess, that’s called indirect AFFECTION. like when a dog lovebites. it is NOT the same as the dog being vicious or mauling your face off. not even close. use your brain~

rune November 25, 2011, 3:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #193627

…….. Hmmmm….. I’m having mixed feelings about this page. :unsure: On one hand, I could have seriously misjudged Mike in this chapter. On the other hand, he’s still a jerk and he still ticks me off with the attitude.
I expected other things to happen… but I was not expecting Mike to be in tears while saying he hates Lucy. :(
I dunno…. I guess the next update will help me decide but then again… I’m not sure what I’ll expect at this point. Will Lucy be in tears as well? Will she get angry? Is their friendship forever shattered?
… It’s hard to say. Like I said, maybe the next update will help me decide.

Guest D November 25, 2011, 3:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #193628




Shephard November 25, 2011, 3:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #193629

@troll orrly? He never hurt Lucy until now and when she was rejected.

N-Star November 25, 2011, 3:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #193630

X,( Why Mike Why!….?

Leen619 November 25, 2011, 3:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #193631

and because I know that what I want to happen next won’t happen next, I will do it in my brain and substitute reality untill forced to face it~ <3 “I hate you too.” seriously Lucy, just walk away. he doesn’t deserve the effort it would take to slap him right now. I’m so ready for Mike’s growing up phase where he realizes what he’s done. ( and not just to Lucy, to all his friends and to his family as well. ) you can be too unselfish, but he has gone from one extreme to the other. assuming he ever even was at the first extreme… I’m really just kindof sick over the whole thing now.. was the Mike we thought we knew ever real?…. ( NOT one-siding with Lucy here, just already posted that in the last page and have nothing new to add )

rune November 25, 2011, 3:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #193632

I think everyone would love an intermission where we all beat the shi t outta mike. XD

N-Star November 25, 2011, 3:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #193633

Courage smourage. He’s acting like a complete brat, lashing out at everybody and blaming others for his crappy mood. He’s using Lucy as a scapegoat, and I hope she calls him out on his crap.

The Amazing V November 25, 2011, 3:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #193634

After many hours of research we finaly found out that Mike hates Lucy

paulosawesome November 25, 2011, 3:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #193635

Tears? Why does he cry when expressing his hatred?

Oh, this is most intriguing. Most intriguing indeed.

DiDi November 25, 2011, 4:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #193636

It looks like he doesn’t want to accept it…

Epicosity November 25, 2011, 4:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #193637


Tacsi November 25, 2011, 4:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #193638

*parents come upstairs*

*think its videogame lossage*

Dragnite November 25, 2011, 4:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #193639

If you keep writing comics like this, I can’t really give a **** about your newspost.


Davey November 25, 2011, 4:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #193640

This is the saddest chapter ever!!! Maybe if Lucy didn’t tell him she loves him maybe this won’t happen. ;_;

MikexLucyfan November 25, 2011, 4:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #193641

@ Davey

Life is not always about cookies and happynes. It consists of lots of pain, angst, sadness and fear as well. If you want to read a fairytale go read a fairytale.
As for me, i find this is an important and interesting topic of life.

Zarylo November 25, 2011, 4:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #193642

Uhhhhhh, just a note; it should be “Veronica and me…” or “Veronica and myself…”
Sorry! *Grammar Nazi awaaaaaaaaay*

Gummy November 25, 2011, 4:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #193643

I have a feeling they’re not going to get a good grade on their essay… :/

Haddi November 25, 2011, 4:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #193644

I don’t really see a point in justifying Mike’s behaviour. Lucy’s been bad to him? He was consent with the teasing most time and their friendship grew more. Lucy telling him his feelings? Would any of us want to be treated like that or treat someone in all the circumstances presented here? I don’t think so.

I’m not sure how to grasp the whole situation as suddenly Mike starts acting like not himself. I’ll say it again - it’s not only around Lucy, as Mike’s family also senses his moods after “he’s off phone from Sandy”. That’s hardly an association of his problem with her as they happen not only around her. He doesn’t see himself as unhappy (most people don’t) and he just blurts out with all those mixed emotions (wonder what bugs him) that he hates Lucy.

Ranadiel November 25, 2011, 4:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #193646

NOOO Take it back Mike!
Lucy you shouldn’t have pressured him from the beggining ;_;
Maybe if she just stayed out of his business then this wouldn’t have happened. ;_;

Rinzu November 25, 2011, 4:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #193648

all for the drama baby! 8-)

I guess it will some day happen that he wants her back but she rejects him and the pingpong continues,…

I think, its not so hard to watch whats happening but its hard to wait for the next page XD

anonymus November 25, 2011, 4:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #193649

Yeah, I do not expect Mike to have many friends when(if) this is spread across the group now. Kinda hard to remain friends with people if they learn you verbally abused another and screamed your hatred of said ex-friend. :/

InRe November 25, 2011, 4:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #193650

Mike’s such a crybaby!
The same thing practically happened to me :-(

badger November 25, 2011, 5:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #193651

… so … wanna play some more??

Bendy November 25, 2011, 5:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #193653

You know, I own about three cats. (One of them is my cousins who droped the thing of and never came back) -A short haired gray one, and a long haird white girl and a pure black one with a single white tuff of his neck.. My gray Cats funny enough looks alot like mike (Same breed-ish), So when he jumped on my desk and purred in my face then hissed at my poor white long haird cat, I gave him a whack on the head. Then I read this comic.. Ironic.

Passerby November 25, 2011, 5:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #193654

On a (hopefully totally) different note: I do hope that if there is ever any sort of non-con in this comic, there will be a warning first. Some people, me included, have a hard time handling that stuff, especially unprepared.

Janara November 25, 2011, 5:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #193656

Aw man, now you’ve made everything gray.
Now the Mike supporters are coming out.
Well takes guts to say that, Now next week we’ll see why.
Mike’s not off the hook, he has to be very careful.

Also who expects Paulo to come out of the blue and save the day?

Never here November 25, 2011, 5:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #193657

Ahh……. I thought that they will be OK again and not become enemies.. ._.

Dara November 25, 2011, 5:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #193658

Seriously… There’s so much hate in this comic :(
Just when I thought they where going to turn out friends again. D:

Per November 25, 2011, 5:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #193659

NOOOO! This cannot be… :-( But I think those tears have a good meaning. It may be one way to let Lucy forget abot him just to make her happy somehow. But that shouldnt be that way. :-|

Aubi November 25, 2011, 5:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #193660

I’m still of the belief that Lucy should make a quick and clean withdrawal from Mike’s life. Let him live his fantasy world with his delusion of a healthy relationship. :/

Spectre39 November 25, 2011, 5:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #193661

This ain’t the Disney Channel. Things don’t get resolved by the end of the episode, and things don’t always have a happy ending.

Adawg November 25, 2011, 5:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #193662

Wow, it’s really coming to a head. Mike seems to be acting overly harsh, but maybe it’s what Lucy needs to push her to make a clean break and move on.

Sam November 25, 2011, 5:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #193664

Don’t forget it was Lucy who crushed his feelings when he confessed to her(Pillow talk in archive) and how easily he was replaced by Paulo(Search and Rescue). All this must have hurt Mike deeply, maybe he just wants it to stop hurting?

Can’t wait for the next one.

One last thing I wonder if the group would be doing all this, if they knew that Lucy rejected him first.

DnA November 25, 2011, 6:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #193665

Oh denial, thou art so cruel.

Brain Worm November 25, 2011, 6:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #193666

I understand Mike: he loved Lucy, and she rejected him every time he tried to do something and she bullied him. Now, than Mike has found someone he loves and loves him back, Lucy comes and tells him that she loves him. It’s like come on! Mike is just trying to put some distance and if Mike still feels something for Lucy (who knows) it only makes it worse. Very, very powerful page.

Carlitos November 25, 2011, 6:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #193667

Mike, good job.
No seriously he actually had the guts to tell her “I hate you”.
What a man…

Ragna November 25, 2011, 6:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #193668

I don’t really respect Mike, like some people do. This is not the way to do it. Besides, if he bottled up everything over the past years, that’s really his own problem and not hers. Maybe he should have yelled at his little bonsai tree first before telling her what bothers him… Like I said before, they both have issues but they can work those out! It’s not like Lucy raped him or killed his sister.

I think Lucy is going to be silenced and in shock and leave without saying a word. I don’t think she’ll rage back at him. He dropped quite a bomb on her, even though she was warned by Zachary.

Also, Stripes: you’re entitled to have your opinion of course, but saying you hate the author is a pathetic move. You don’t even know the lady, so don’t be a loser.

LH November 25, 2011, 6:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #193669

Oh Mike, how difficult it will be for you to redeem yourself in my eyes at this point… at the same time, Lucy has a fairly golden opportunity coming up on Monday. She can either act maturely, or she can choose to simply flee, or she can blow up at him, or perhaps something else that has yet to occur to me. Perhaps in this case running away would seem most realistic (in my opinion, putting myself in her shoes), and acting maturely might not be the best choice since it might aggravate Mike into even higher heights, and he might end up giving himself a hate-fueled aneurism. Mike, I hope for your sake that this outburst has some higher purpose, and isn’t just something that came out on its own because your felt like having a bitch-fest. Lucy, the stage is yours. Unless Mike continues ranting, which is unlikely but possible. Anyway, carry on Taeshi, very moving as usual. :D

Alba November 25, 2011, 6:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #193670


This is getting past the ‘cool’ status into ‘still’ status…
Wanna see Lucy-san’s reaction.

*screw you, bad comment warning.*

Lyucs November 25, 2011, 6:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #193671

Those tears….. Something tells me that Mike aren’t being honest to himself. Maybe he still cares for Lucy and doesn’t want her to be hurt even more by seeing him all lovey dovey with Sandy so he does everything he can to make Lucy hate him.

Anon Ymous November 25, 2011, 7:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #193672

i am know hating Mike more I hate him were is Paulo to help lucy

PauloXLucy November 25, 2011, 7:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #193675

Don’t usually post here but I saw how some people were respecting Mike and I just wanted to say I disagree. Firstly it took him ages to say it, he’s been a little pain in the bum for awhile now so standing up “like a man” isn’t really the case. And if shouting at someone (male or female) in an emotional fit of rage is “being a man” I’ll stick to psychotic girls thanks. xD

Anom November 25, 2011, 7:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #193676

taeshilh ! why do you suffer lucy in your comics, the poor Mike is mean to her !!!!! ;_; ;_; Furious Abbey

???? November 25, 2011, 7:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #193677

I think a lot of people (those who say that mike really hates her) are forgetting a thing. I’ll quote mike’s sister:

“maybe you can fix the stick up his *** that appears whenever he gets off the phone with sandy.”

so it’s not true that he seems sad only when lucy is near. and for this fact, that he is lying to himself, it is probable, very probable, that it’s not true that he hates her.

boh... November 25, 2011, 7:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #193678

That’s a little disappointing for the last post of the week. I guess I have to wait longer to find out how Lucy reacts.


Comment ID #193679

I can’t believe people are defending Mike’s behavior.

It’s abominable and ficious.

I don’t care what his twisted logic is. This is not how you treat someone.

He has no dignity and no respect.

I hope the rest of you don’t tolerate this behavior in those you are with.

Dr.Z November 25, 2011, 7:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #193680

Wow… 3 times he said if I’m correct? Once in the last page an two here.
What a d**k face. But Personally, I love all the excuses people are coming up with to defend Mike’s behavior when there really isn’t any excuse for it.

For starters, Lucy’s past behavior was never only targeted solely at Mike so he can’t really play the “oh poor me. You were so cruel to me” card. She was aggressive towards everyone. And truth be told… after re-reading most of the old pages I personally don’t think she’s as bad as everyone makes her out to be. Actually, Lucy proves herself as a good person and a caring friend many times in the comic. Not to mention that no one ever forced Mike to be her friend. He was her friend by choice. He knew how she was and still stuck by her, and even with her aggressive personality he still developed feelings for even. This clearly means her behavior wasn’t that much of a deal breaker for him.
So things that happened in the past are not an excuse for his current attitude.

Secondly, the fact that Lucy told him she loves him only now that he’s dating Lucy is also not a good enough reason for him to act like a d**k.
So what if she told him she loved him now? There’s no law saying when you can or can’t tell someone how you feel. He rejected her, which is fine.
But that doesn’t give you the excuse to treat her like trash. Not to mention… what about all those times Mike rejected Daisy? I don’t see anyone jumping on him for that. He’s not much better than Lucy in that department so he can’t use that against her either.

Anywho… Mike has no right to be acting this way.
I just hope Lucy wakes up and moves on from him. She’s been doing well so far and it would really upset me to see her revert back to her old ways

Candid November 25, 2011, 7:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #193681

God, I can’t wait for the december arc to be over.
*Ahem* I’d give my opinion on the series of events, but looking back I’d be saying the exact same thing as almost everyone in the comments section.

In short: Mike has a lot on his mind, no right to treat others like that regardless, it appears he’s lying to himself, and I have a feeling they will have at least hammered out a mutual understanding by the end of the arc. If I am indeed wrong then the Sue’s play arc is going to be nothing short of nightmarish.

Milenkov November 25, 2011, 7:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #193682

wow…harsh…wonder how lucy’s feeling…

Houle Nemo November 25, 2011, 7:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #193683

..I’m just wondering what Mike’s siblings must be thinking downstairs, can they hear all of this?

TimeTraveller November 25, 2011, 7:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #193684

but… WHY!? D:

Mr. Morningstar November 25, 2011, 7:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #193685

December, The Coldest month.

Also shouldn’t Mike’s Family be hearing this by now?

Kit November 25, 2011, 8:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #193686

The only thing that’s missing is Lucy’s tearfull face

badger November 25, 2011, 8:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #193687

Posted image

badger November 25, 2011, 8:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #193689

Tears of… pain, i reckon. He’s hamming up the dialogue in order to cement what he’s saying, but he doesn’t really like saying it.

…doesn’t mean he’s not a jerk for breaking off a friendship just because they’re not rabu-rabu-desu-chan either. Has he learned nothing from Abbey’s lecture about him and Daisy?

DavCube November 25, 2011, 8:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #193691

Did anyone else think about star wars episode 3 then anakin sain “I HATE YOU.” but still really mike i think she got it the first time you said it :/ D:

James November 25, 2011, 8:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #193692

Okay, I’m no longer team LucyxMike or MikexSandy, I’m MikexHit-by-a-bus Mad Lucy Michael, how could you?!!?!

Jninja13 November 25, 2011, 8:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #193693

Mike x Lucy OTP.

SushiJaguar November 25, 2011, 8:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #193694

Well, Lucy is free now. They’re both free. Mike can now go be hit by a bus, and Lucy can find someone to like who doesn’t hate here.

theghost November 25, 2011, 8:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #193695

Okay… I think we heard you the first time Mike. Cool it down.

Hiero November 25, 2011, 8:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #193696

What I think is going to happen is that Sandy is going to visit, only to find how cold and insensitive Mike has become, and leave him.
It’s only a matter of time.

Sabisent November 25, 2011, 8:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #193697

this comic have gone from sweet to bitter.. ._.

ida November 25, 2011, 8:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #193698

Cant we all just get along

stotans November 25, 2011, 8:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #193699

I’m thinking he’s gonna drive her away, and then something will happen to Sandy (break-up/moves even farther away and meets someone). All his friends will have found out what he did to Lucy, they won’t like him, Lucy won’t love him, and at the very end when he’s all alone and it can’t get much worse, a bird craps on his head or something.

NotNotAwesome November 25, 2011, 9:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #193700

Again, my theory of Lucy’s suicide isn’t too far fetched now… D:

thatoneguy November 25, 2011, 9:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #193701

Some words hide other …
As much as I find Michael a complete idiot, I still see some light in this darkness … ;)
Call me childish, but I still think there’s something here … :P

Jack Silvermoon November 25, 2011, 9:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #193702

I think he still loves her but he is pushing her away from him for he dont let her see that he loves her so much

david November 25, 2011, 9:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #193703

i would like to point out that if you click on the “about” button, and scroll down the page, you find out that lucy and mike dont get together but i think it changes now that i check again…….
it does……… GOD DAMN IT!!!

bec November 25, 2011, 9:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #193704

how do you put them pics of the comic on there

david November 25, 2011, 9:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #193705

Oh my god Mike. Lucy is sensitive. Your going to tear her heart to shreds.

Jake November 25, 2011, 9:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #193706

my goodness mike, EVERYTHING goes to hell when you get a text from sandy and lucy is near by!!! I really wanna go in the comic and punch for being so mean!!! Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey :( :( :( :( :( :( Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey

AmyJefferson November 25, 2011, 9:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #193707

From the way that she used to beat the crap out of him, she deserves for him to not like her a lot of the time. But for him to start admitting that he hates her after she was trying to be nice to him. She was trying her best to get along. She was happy for him and he’s emotionally beating the crap out of her. Also, why the heck did she have to leave right then and completely abandon their project when Sandy is coming over the next week? If she was gonna be there in like, fifteen minutes, him asking her to leave would make sense.

KairaWolf November 25, 2011, 9:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #193708

Mike, those tears seem… rather out of place for what is supposed to appear as a hateful stare. And something in that brief hesitation suggests an underlying regret of a certain degree or similitude.

I sure darn hope Lucy had stopped whimpering by this time; and proceed in denying Mike the satisfaction of having said the final word; and respond with a sharp heart felt honesty of her own.

Nothing is too late I suppose.

Whatever happens, have courage, Lu!

Mess November 25, 2011, 9:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #193709

I was worried before, but now I’m very worried. What is going to happen to them?

Starkeyblade November 25, 2011, 9:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #193710

it says yes and no so who knows if them two will date

david November 25, 2011, 9:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #193711

Have to say Mike’s reaction, now that I think on it, has a lot of sense.

Volgrand November 25, 2011, 9:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #193712

me too lets beat his ***

david November 25, 2011, 9:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #193713

Completely in favour of putting the cards on the table and finally letting everything out, but I still can’t help but think that this was a tad overboard, considering Mike tends to keep a level head. God only knows how Lucy will react.

Tailsdoll November 25, 2011, 9:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #193714

Perhaps there is something behind this hate you need to express Michael. After all, there is a very thin line between love and hate. Anger is, if you didn’t know, a form of passion.

Suzume November 25, 2011, 9:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #193715

Oh dear. D: This can’t end well.

It almost seems to me like Mike’s trying to convince HIMSELF that he hates Lucy. That’s why he had to say it three times, with increasing volume.

ravengal November 25, 2011, 9:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #193716

Jesus Christ! is he trying to kill her? sorry those were my first thoughts when i saw dat face…

RAWRcoon November 25, 2011, 9:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #193717

Maybe Lucy will cry, and that’ll snap Mike out of his world.

And seriously, Mike? You want a girl who can’t even pronounce your name? :/

Autumntail November 25, 2011, 9:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #193718

Oh gee…
This is an interesting event, but I hope that there will be something else to wait for about this comic.

I always waited for Lucy and Mike to be together, that’s why I’m still reading this. But that seems kind of no-can-do right now…
What will the author do next. Who knows, better be good!

Tsuppiduu November 25, 2011, 9:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #193719

Watch them be snowed in, and Haley and Mike’s mom give him **** for making his friend cry. :>

Midnight November 25, 2011, 10:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #193720

Mike, how can you hate her? She ****ing saved your life once, and has been forever traumitized by the experience!
How can you hate her for not wanting to lose you again like she almost did before? ;_;

chickbabe208 November 25, 2011, 10:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #193721

WOW. :nope:
I can tell, this is something he did NOT want to say.

Honestly hough, I thought Mike was trying to get himself to hate Lucy, because he still had feelings for her… but… either that worked TOO well, or I was wrong in the first place.

I know that MikexLucy is the ultamite goal for this comic, but we’re getting ZERO progress right now. Mad Lucy

hakr14 November 25, 2011, 10:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #193722

well this page is a dissepointment to wait but good draw and mike.. douche
u understand douche? xD

thathurts,good? November 25, 2011, 10:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #193723

Ahh, crappit. Mike, why do you have to be a moron?

Lucy is either gonna cry or go super sayan on his sorry rump!

Krys the Wytch November 25, 2011, 10:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #193724

Derp. :l

SToS_R November 25, 2011, 10:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #193725

I can slightly understand Mike for him hating Lucy but damn. Too much Mike. However that did take guts seeing his tears so I respect a lot more now.

Bearcoon November 25, 2011, 10:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #193726

I really like the effect of the “squiggly” lines. It’s as if it’s symbolizing unstability.

Also, I agree with Rukral; he/she makes a very good point.

Noble November 25, 2011, 10:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #193727

The purpose is not MikexLucy, read the FAQ.

MationMac November 25, 2011, 10:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #193728

mike is crying (like this ._.) so he must like her next page lucy gets mad and punches mike in the face

jetfire November 25, 2011, 10:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #193729

Wow… I always wanted Mike x Lucy, and hated Sandy for that reason but. . . Maybe their just not meant to be ;_;
Lucy: B-but Mike! *Tears begin to fall*
Mike: No!
Lucy: … Ok then… *Takes stuff and leaves in tears, slamming door behind her*

PunchYouInTheFace November 25, 2011, 10:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #193730

It actually takes a lot to hate. So, either he really,truly does and this is a very hard thing to do, or he’s forcing himself. Either way, it takes so much to say something like that. Meaning it is another thing.

PossiblyVenomous November 25, 2011, 10:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #193731

I know this might sound really stupid but, when did Mike’s independence from Lucy begin? I think she just hasn’t accepted it yet.

Sandra November 25, 2011, 10:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #193732

Every time I re-read or look at this page I always think that he’s trying to protect her… :/ But yet, When I’ll re-read the last few pages I don’t think that’s right…

… I seriously have no idea what to think anymore.

CocoTR November 25, 2011, 10:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #193733

Someone wanna bother to send me the link to the FAQ? Methinks there be valuable information there.

Poppop Crocker November 25, 2011, 10:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #193734

When I get as mad as Mike I act the same way. It hurts to be that mad. It hurts to realize what you’re doing to someone else. Mike is not exactly regretting the action, he just hates himself for the honesty. As he said he’s tired of everything still being about Lucy. What makes anyone think his sister doesn’t mention Lucy before he goes off on her? When he said he was done babysitting her, no one else knew it. He’s expected to be her babysitter, and beyond that she still is heavily focused on him. If she wasn’t so focused on him she would’ve just coldly dealt with their assignment and left. Trying to make things better really is clinging when someone has told you to get away from them.

And to those who suggest this is after Lucy screws up once, why not think about any friend you’ve had. Not only does this comic already have her doing plenty of mean things to mike in the past. You also know that friends always **** each other off here and there. It’s not just once. When Sandy comes we’ll see how much of this anger is just trying to push away his current life to have room for Sandy.

LilithPride November 25, 2011, 10:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #193735

@Mationmac- That thing at the end that says “Will Lucy and Mike end up together?”

It switches from yes to no. It keeps switching, as in, she’s not telling. Lol.

Hayli November 25, 2011, 10:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #193736

Lucy, Mike is a beeeatch. LEAVE HIM.
just say something like “what makes you think I already didn’t know” and then just leave. Make him feel guilty :P

Eva Cann November 25, 2011, 10:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #193737

I can’t wait to hear Lucy’s retort. I know she’s going to have one. I think that having her run away crying would simply stymie the character development that’s been going on this chapter.

But like I said yesterday, Lucy should totes hook up with Paulo.

hiromiyamoto27 November 25, 2011, 10:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #193738

@Sandra It never began, he’s always struggled with the fact he still has feelings for her even right now as he’s saying he hates her that struggle goes on.

As long as he struggles independence will never happen.

OmegaB November 25, 2011, 11:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #193739

I wonder if Lucy will run to someone in that’s the case who? :unsure:

AwesomeKid15 November 25, 2011, 11:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #193740

Seriously Mike? You get a girlfriend and then just ditch Lucy after all the flirting and bullcrap? Why string her on for so long if you were so in luuuuuurve with this girl so far away? I’m in a long distance relationship and even -I- think he’s being stupid. He built up her dependancy on him, because he wanted to be needed. It’s as simple as that. And once he was needed by someone else, the dependancy has no where to go. Lucy’s left high and try with a conditioned dependancy she has to try and work out. Instead of being friends with her still because she’s “clingu” (again, caused by conditioning) he just kicks her off a cliff in this page. Mike is a user. You can defend him all you want, but he is. Lucy is, yes, clingy and a little self centered, but this was conditioned in her by Mike allowing it for years because he wanted to cling to someone until his ‘love’ returned. His fault, so there you have it. Lucy needs to find someone better, get over the emotional conditioning or find someone who can allow it and move on with her life. and when Sandy dumps him (because these kinds of loves never last, I’m been in one) he’ll have to deal with being alone because he pushed away his ‘support beam’.

Kai November 25, 2011, 11:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #193741

If Mike hates her so much, why doesn’t he just move in with Sandy when she comes over for the week. When she goes to leave, Mike should just go with her. OHMGEE, DAT WASS O HARD 2 DO OMUGAWDD

EpicGamerGirl November 25, 2011, 11:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #193742

nah…this is evidence that he doesn’t actually hate her. He is just frustrated right now and doesn’t know how to feel about her. I am sure he still cares. They just need some serious time apart…maybe not so easy for Lucy..but time will heal the wounds

Iris November 25, 2011, 11:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #193743


now you remember a few chapters ago when lucy was talking to FFC?
i mean, i had already diagnosed her as bipolar, with happylucy and angrylucy, but i didnt know she was tripolar with a suicidey part to! I BLAME YOU, FFC!

ok, dumb theory time: sandy didnt txt that she was coming. she texted she was breaking up with him, and he smiled because he could be with lucy now and not two-time them.
although, that just happened, soooo… IDK
and i can only see this ending two ways: lucy storms out, she kills herself, and the universe implodes. OR
they use use the old cliche and stare at eachother, then make out.

curtisimo - anti-trololo.

curtisimo November 25, 2011, 11:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #193744

@EpicGamerGirl You expect Mike to move in with Sandy? He is like what, 15? he has school and stuff to do and isn’t really old enough/responsible enough to do such a thing.
I do believe part of him is in denial. Maybe he does have feelings for Lucy still, but that could also explain why he is acting this way. He may have feelings for Lucy, but may not want them, idk

FluffleButt83c November 25, 2011, 11:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #193745

well maybe now she finally let’s this jerk be and never talks to him again. Seriously, there’s being distant and then there’s being a total *******, and why the hell does she even care about him at this point?

errorabbit November 25, 2011, 11:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #193746

Godamnit, I can’t tell if he feels guilty or released.

jackkuro November 25, 2011, 11:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #193747

I’m one of those people who has called Mike an *******, a jerk, a heartless *******. Yeah. But… after these pages… I still think it’s mean, and my heart aches with all the pain in the world for Lucy, but it’s definitely something that’s needed, it’s something that he has to say.
Lucy… needs to move on. Yes, I don’t think she necessary needs Mike to live anymore, or will break down into a psychotic mental state if he gets hurt, but she clings onto the old days of their friendship. Old days, like the ones playing video games and hitting each other and getting into playful arguments that slowly evolve into real arguments… that’s over. She was too late, and Mike gave up.
I think that Mike’s making himself do this mostly because he needs to. He knows Lucy won’t stop trying to repair their friendship unless he says.. this. I think he’s afraid that being with her will make her cling to him again, maybe he’d end up loving her in the same way that he used to.
I think he still loves her. He still cares, I mean, look what he’s doing. Pushing her away, not only to protect himself, but to get her to broaden her horizons and go find new people, not be restricted to him. She NEEDS him to push her away if she’s going to have a good life.
So maybe it’s not such a bad thing.

Basically; This makes my heart break, but we all saw it coming and knew it needed to happen.

I guess this means… goodbye :unsure: & Mad Lucy… this looks like the end of that :(


Clare November 25, 2011, 11:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #193748

I never hated Mike, he’s still as nice as before, he just realised that he could do better than Lucy, who admittedly is the one in the wrong here, all she needs to do is prove that she doesn’t ‘need’ him anymore then maybe they can repair said broken friendship?

if not, then goodbye beloved Mike x Lucy pairing.

Doodlebug November 25, 2011, 11:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #193749


besides… i believe that, lucy’s time will come very, VERY soon after this… D:

Anon November 25, 2011, 11:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #193750

He COULD be being bold here, but my personal opinion is that he doesn’t want to admit the fact that he liked her and doesn’t want to accept the lingering feelings, and so the only way he thinks he can deal with it is by hating her.
Maybe he’s not really shouting because he’s shouting at her. Maybe he’s shouting at himself, trying to convince himself he hates her?
I mean, he has a girlfriend, and he just wants to be all faithful and brilliant for her, knowing that she lives so far away that he could be tempted by others. Therefore his solution is hating those who could potentially ruin his relationship.

Terri November 25, 2011, 11:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #193752

@Terri I’m glad someone gets it instead of saying he’s brave and trying to do this for Lucy so she’ll move on.

OmegaB November 25, 2011, 11:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #193753

I think mike’s chute should do a stunningly stellar impression of something that does not give a ****. I mean really, five minutes ago the two of them were having fun playing video games like they were friends again.

Now he’s spouting that he hates her? Grow up idiot, if you hated her, you wouldn’t have had the fun you did just moments ago would you? And she was happy for him that sandy was coming to visit. She was being supportive… Does that scream to you someone who hasn’t moved on? It sure doesn’t to me.

At this point, may Mike get hit by a bus. Because for all the horrible things Lucy has done. She’s at least trying to make amends.

Rjpoofy November 25, 2011, 11:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #193754

what the hell, man

Seg November 25, 2011, 11:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #193755

He let it out at last.

Darth GW7 November 25, 2011, 11:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #193756

Great, now, all she needs to do is somehow get them into a bad situation where they both need help, and then use the situation to save Mike’s life bravely and give up her own to do it. Try to avoid the last if possible, I just can’t imagine it any other way.

Loodaloo November 25, 2011, 11:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #193757

Oh, my… This wasn’t expected at all. (Just kidding). Well, wasn’t Lucy. I didn’t think so either. Just hoped.

This almost made me cry. Mostly because when I look back when they were best friends, they were really cute. I know Lucy regrets and have told Mike so, but.. she had her cruel moments back then. Still, I’m excited to see, how and if they get friends again. I’m looking forward to Sandy’s visit, and what the others will do about all this. This chapter is filled with cliffhangers, yay!

Lily November 25, 2011, 11:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #193758

some serious depression or possible homicide is coming in 3…2..1.

Eruadan November 25, 2011, 11:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #193759

the tears show he is forcing himself to hate her..

Bunny November 25, 2011, 11:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #193760

C’mon Lucy, get it through your head.

Faceless32 November 25, 2011, 11:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #193761

Might as well rename the comic ‘Venom Filled Heroin Pit’ the way morale’s going right now.

Syrus November 25, 2011, 11:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #193762

i have come to accept this page though it hurts me so much. I know that lucy will finally understand. Maybe they will get together maybe they won’t.

mikee November 25, 2011, 12:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #193763

Welp, this sucks. ;o;/ Don’t worry Lucy, you’ll find someone…it seems Mike just wasn’t the right one. BUT WE STILL LOVE YOU~~~! <3 :-*

(Dammit, this went through the dumb comment filter again. -.-)

WhatisThisIDontEven November 25, 2011, 12:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #193764

Oh, and I’m guessing either…

1. Lucy will snap and kill him brutally with a kitchen knife

2. Lucy will run off and cry in a corner and be miserable forever


4. Run off with Carter and elope. 8D

…I really hope it’s #1.

WhatisThisIDontEven November 25, 2011, 12:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #193765


That’s it. Finally.

The breaking point. Mike, I dislike this side of you, but I know that after years and years of dealing with Lucy’s…issues…. and her only admitting junk when you finally get back with Sandy as definitely screwed up your way of thinking around her. That you wanna get away from her either because you’re afraid of hurting her, your own unsolved feelings, or some other third thing I don’t wanna get into right now.

Lucy, hun, my best advice? Walk….no….RUN THE HELL AWAY! This is something that we all know is gonna hurt you more then anything. He’s screaming in your face about how he hates you. Plain and simple. Hate. Walk away now. Don’t freak out. Don’t try to reason. Just go before this gets messy :/

BunBun November 25, 2011, 12:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #193766

okay. I’m guessing that Mike has feelings for Lucy and since he is dating Sandy already he doesn’t wanna hurt both of them so this is one way of saying “please..just stay out of my relationship” or that’s how i see it. but i really hope Mike makes the right choices in the end…

NekoGiotto November 25, 2011, 12:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #193768

On review of the fact that Mike was irritated after being on the phone with Sandy, I think he was irritated with everything that had gone on and that he wanted more contact with Sandy, hence the happiness when he finds out she’s going to be coming back. Also I think he’s just come under pressure form everyone for rejecting Lucy (since at first he just felt a little awkward, not angry) and that this and other things such as lying to himself, or trying to distance himself from Lucy for various reasons (rejecting his own feelings or trying to get her to move on) may have snowballed until he’s become Nega-Mike! The tears could be tears of frustration and anger though, not just denial.

BarbedFire November 25, 2011, 12:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #193769

I used to kind of like Mike.
Now I kind of wish he would die…

Mikenator November 25, 2011, 12:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #193770

lol fur **** and their drama.

Ranger November 25, 2011, 12:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #193771

Wonder what Paulo will have to do about this one… :question: It’s either him or Lucy killing Mike.

Cal-Lightwood November 25, 2011, 12:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #193772

@Stripes Lmao read the bloody chapter first, there is obviously some hidden meaning behind all of the expressions. She didn’t just make 20 pages to get 3 words out, she was showing the conflict between them and perhaps give us a look at what Mike truly is feeling. I don’t think Mike hates Lucy at all, his facial expressions through the past few pages give that all away, so perhaps read the chapter before you make such a judgement.

Kite November 25, 2011, 12:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #193773

Lucy wont take this well…

OR she’ll see that he’s so upset because he may still harbour some form of love for her and just amount it up to conflicting emotions between her and sandy…

Likely the former though :(

Seraph Star November 25, 2011, 12:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #193774

Why, taeshi,why? Oh, yeah, because you have a story line, derp. 8-D

Nicholas November 25, 2011, 12:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #193775

This project will never get done.

JL November 25, 2011, 12:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #193776

Fantastic. Just utterly fantastic. The drama makes the storyline move with such plot! Onward I say!

sumfurry911 November 25, 2011, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #193777

Wow… thats just so sad D: I hope everything is okay in the end! Lucy don’t give up!! ._. D:

Ryou November 25, 2011, 1:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #193778

Welp, there goes my ship. ;_;

Scott Nishida November 25, 2011, 1:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #193779

Dear Mike and Lucy,

Things have been getting so strained between you two that hopefully an aggressive outburst should work like an emotional reset.

While I disagree with the harshness of your words I understand your frustration. I think it would be best if you saw what your life would be like without Lucy. You’ve let your guard down a few times now and found yourself genuinely enjoying her company again. Still, I say let it out. Let it out and see how you feel after doing this to her Mike. Because I KNOW you still care, and this won’t be something you’re proud of in the future. I support you man, and I hope this thing with Sandy works out. Cause if it doesn’t? You’re going to be mopey and alone for a very long time. I know that’s worst case and I apologize for it being so grim. Best of luck to you sir, I know you’ll make the right call in the end.

Things are gonna be tough for a while, but that’s for the best. Please, please, PLEASE don’t go immediately searching for a replacement. (Futile plea, I know.) Try to figure out who you are and what you really want. Hell, if that’s still Mike? Try to overcome your dependent feelings and be someone who can support when he needs it as well. Which is not always a direct interaction mind you, sometimes people need space and they will approach you if they want to. You have other people who deeply care about you and you should take the time to be with them as well. All is not lost with Mike. Just give it some time to cool down.

To the both of you hormonal fools: Don’t throw this friendship away, don’t forget each other, and don’t deny what you feel. Ignoring a piece of yourself is to lose an ultimately beneficial experience.

Best wishes to the both of you,

P.S. It’s been far too long since either of you have written me. Hopefully I can hear from you soon but I understand that both of you are usually otherwise occupied.

P.P.S Yes I know I’m writing to fictional cartoon cats. What of it? 8-)

P.P.P.S. Mike X Lucy 4eva yo.

Kroth November 25, 2011, 1:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #193781

I honestly just think that Mike plainly hates Lucy. And you have to give him some credit; Lucy has been the one to always make him upset.

yup November 25, 2011, 1:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #193782

Mike…..I know you did what you felt you had to….but OUCH.
I know how it feels. I had a friend do that to me once cause she found “Cooler” friends (Who ditched her, might I add.) Lucy is in for a lot of pain. What are you supposed to do when your precious person for so long disappears? Mike should at least PARTIALLY get it, seeing as he lost Sandy when she moved away….
I hope Mike suffers <___< I hope he suffers and cries for what he has done. He has opened pandora’s box.

Lunar November 25, 2011, 1:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #193783

Scarfy little douche bag. After this I feel embarrised that I ever thought Mike and Lucy would wind up together eventually. I’m fairly sure that at this point the relationship becomes unsalvagable.

Itsme! November 25, 2011, 1:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #193784

Ok… he hates her, i knes that, i was hoping he would be able to express himself wothout lashing out at Lucy, too bad that is not the case


JMOR November 25, 2011, 1:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #193785

I have a feeling one sly fox will come to her rescue ;D
Him for FFkitty ;)

ShadowAce November 25, 2011, 1:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #193786

omg you really are a dick Mike you put shame to that name we bothh share :P

Flicker November 25, 2011, 1:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #193788

Wow what an ***. :P

ArcTypeMakoto November 25, 2011, 2:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #193789

I read this web comic for the plot. I don’t really care who ends up loving who, though I do love shipping, it’s interesting to read as Taeshi develops the story. At times I feel like she playing with my mind when she twists the plot at times. I have started reading this for 3 years now and I can safely say this web comic has become “one of my top respected” web comic that I like to read once or twice a week. I have read the entire comic about 3 times. I rarely comment these days as I find it hard to enjoy some of things the community has to offer, though I easily tolerate it. Heh heh, the CoD community is a billion times worse :v

On another note: those of you who have never heard, or bothered with the show MyLittlePony: FIM should try it.
I know (best pony fic in history) “My Little Dashie” changed mine.
you can find me at Canterlot dot net. Laters :U

BlackStealth08 November 25, 2011, 2:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #193790

AM I RITE :love:

Beyatchart November 25, 2011, 2:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #193791

Holy Guaccamole the drama! I ABSOLUTELY love this part! :love:

CharlieTheHousekeeper November 25, 2011, 3:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #193792

Hopefully Lucy can grow a pair and be more independent. Though this is really extreme, she needs to learn to be on her own without a crutch. As hard as it is, I think at this point its necessary. :question:

RedWriter November 25, 2011, 3:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #193793

Alright, I am by no means on Mike’s side, but he just gained some points.

He’s a jerk. In the words of Daisy, a “jerkity jerk jerk”. Lucy may have deserved this kind of treatment a while ago, but not now. I’ve said before that all she wants is her friend back, she doesn’t care if he loves her or not. He shouldn’t be treating her like this just because he doesn’t want to be conflicted with Sandy, that’s just not right.

However, the fact that he’s crying over telling her that he hates her is a very strong gesture. It indicates that deep down, he still cares for her, which is all we really need to know that this is going to work out later on. He’s just putting on a facade for Sandy, and burning all bridges with his former love interest so that he can focus all of his time on Sandy, and that’s what’s causing him to act like this. I’m sure Sandy would not agree with what’s going on, but he thinks that what he’s doing is right, and he’s sticking to those convictions. The fact that he’s so conflicted over this decision is, to me, his saving grace. It shows that sooner or later, this is all going to work out. :D

Nolithium November 25, 2011, 3:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #193794

Me thinks Lucy may have caused something between Sandy and Mike.

LiteSpeed November 25, 2011, 3:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #193795

What a ungrateful *********! He’s the only one Lucy actually cares about and then he does this! What the hell is his ****ing problem?!

XD November 25, 2011, 3:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #193796

Lucy is kinda slow and dumb when it comes to relationship stuff, but it doesn’t mean Mike should yell at her. D: I mean, that just makes things worse (assuming that’s possible). It’s reasonable that Mike is pretty mad at Lucy right now, but c’mon, he’s supposed to be the smartass in the story, so I really think he should think a little more about what he says.
And THAT is what makes him kinda of an a-hole in my opinion. Not a total a-hole, he’s still a nice character, but an a-hole allright.

Ryoushi-kun November 25, 2011, 3:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #193797

Me agrees with LiteSpeed

NyanKat November 25, 2011, 3:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #193798

The theory of Hurr:

I want to say that I’m able to respect Mike for telling Lucy he hates her, you know, like the others in this community. But from the beginning of this confrontation I was always on Lucy’s side- because this really is Mike’s fault. Mike had stayed friends with Lucy for years and never had she been a problem before, all this over dramatic blaming he’s doing is completely childish. He never really told Lucy that her behavior was a problem, in fact early on he encouraged it with all the taunting. If Lucy thought it was still ok to keep taunting and you know, acting like she always had, then it’s really not her fault. When you have a problem with someone you discuss it. Or else they’ll never realize until you blow up at them out of the blue. He’s acting as though he’s a martyr for being friends with her for so long. But he’s the one who stayed. And he needed her.

But most all of this aggravation, annoyance, wrath, grudge, i.e. hatred I think stems from the fact that he believes Lucy doesn’t love him, and only has been using him this whole time. The Vacation arc I think best displays this. It’s the moment we truly see it cemented into Mike’s mind. If you convince yourself of something enough times- you’ll start believing it. And sometimes it’s what you want to believe because it’s easier than accepting the fact that Lucy is in love with him. In essence I believe if the full weight of Lucy’s confession hit him. When he truly accepts the fact she’s being serious. Mike’s foundation would be shaken and he wants to only choose one girl. If he didn’t hate Lucy, he couldn’t help himself and he knows it.

Now some of you may say ‘nah he just really hates her for being a jerk and using him. Finally the bitch gets what she deserves!’
\\But I say to you, honestly what has she done? She’s a loud mouth, she doesn’t take crap, she’s emotionally constipated. Is that all? I don’t think Lucy used Mike at all. She enjoyed his friendship. He may have been the only one, but she cared for him. If Mike wasn’t her friend she would have survived some way or another. But in fact I believe it’s the other way around. Lucy was able to survive just fine when Mike forgot about her when Sandy was around, and guess who came crawling to who when Sandy left? Mike to Lucy. And Luce had to pick up the pieces of her friend’s trauma, and she did it because she genuinely cared about him. You can’t blame her for being afraid to tell him/display the feelings/believe him when he said he liked her- because she never forgot what happened when Sandy came around. In fact I think she never believed Mike cared for her truly either. When Mike did fall for her, he should have realized he kind of ruined any chance of being with her with the whole Sandy obsession. Lucy really hasn’t done anything. She even tried to save all the lives of her friends once, Mike’s twice. She stands up for people (Daisy? Tess? I think, I know she’s done it), does favors for them (the play), and in my mind hasn’t done anything vicious, vile, unforgivable…. yet those are still actions that are worthy enough of hatred Mike?

I think this ‘hate’ is the shield which Mike is going to hide behind to protect himself from delving into any depth of what he truly wants. He’s holding against her the fact that with his standoffish, angry, snide behavior she went to others for comfort. We all do this ladies and gentlemen, we all like being around other people when we’re sad. If I just told the guy I liked for my entire childhood that I loved him, and I got rejected- you think I’d be fine? Hell naw I’d be dead for a week, and by the end of it I’d be calling my best friend and would be sobbing to her over the phone. Lucy just happened to go to Paulo who is my favorite character right now for it. And he was her first crush. So of course those feelings don’t just go away. I’m kind of hoping they end up together because I’m done with Mike characters. Anyway she was sad and needy and not in her right mind so she wanted someone to want her and made out with Paulo. Rebounds have happened since the dawn of dating, everybody, it’s not the end of a character’s awesomeness, it’s reality.
The next morning she was better, dusted herself off and tried to start over again. I think Lucy is a strong character, I really don’t understand why she’s supposedly desperate and needy. I don’t think suicidal tendencies can be targeted as weakness. That’s disgusting that anyone would laugh at someone for being heart broken. When you’re heart’s broken nothing else matters. It honestly doesn’t so don’t tell me it’s silly or pathetic when you’re talking about the happiness of another person. All you need to do is be gentle and kind to them. She didn’t know that she could heal. She’d never experienced anything like that before.

But anyway in closing. This hatred for Lucy is something I can’t understand nor respect. It just hurts my heart to see both of them like this. I hate seeing this. It’s just… awful. But I’m going to be on Lucy’s side, because Mike’s motivation here is vague to me. So I’m trying to piece it together. I’m obviously not Taeishi, so I don’t have any actual authority to speak on Bittersweet Candybowl but my own experience in creating a character, plot, and feeling from nothing, so don’t shoot me down for having an opinnion. This is just my perception and analysis of what this confrontation is really saying. This sad sad confrontation… Even if Lucy is said by Taeishi to be needy pathetic and horrid. That Mike had to have the patience of a Saint to put up with her for so long, I still believe in what I see. And that’s really all you have to go on in a story. What you see and how you analyze. See I don’t pick up that vibe at all, even if she made it so. Just again- this is my opinion. :)

Hurr November 25, 2011, 3:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #193799

Imagine if this was your first time here and this was the first page you saw.

PlaidCat November 25, 2011, 3:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #193800

Does he hater her because of that one time she refused him and treated him badly and now that he has Sandy Lucy wants to be with him but he got over her but still has some feeling but he’s with Sandy and Lucy just making it hard on him?
Hey where is Mike’s pet in this scene?

Ben November 25, 2011, 3:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #193801


RohanSpartan November 25, 2011, 3:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #193802

And now comes the part where Lucy goes home and tries to commit suicide, only to have Paulo walk in just in time and save her and then make her realize that it isn’t all about Mike THE END

Kidding. But I cannot wait to see what happens next.

Konicaa November 25, 2011, 3:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #193803

I’m 100% with Hurr on this one :).

Paw November 25, 2011, 3:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #193804

Mike: You heard me! I hate you! I never want to see you again! I HOPE YOU FALL DOWN A CLIFF. I feel like I shouldn’t of said that… :unsure:

Lucy: Fuh-fff FINE! I hope you get SHANKED by by some back-alley mug! Mad Lucy
*Runs away crying to Paulo.*

After all, LL Cool P 8-)

Vercetti November 25, 2011, 3:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #193805

i agree with hurr :D yay hurr!

it just seem like mike was just looking for reasons to put his hate out there. :( but he was just happy with her and seemd to almst regret how he was acting until sandy called.. i havent seen enuf of sandy to see wat u see her but lucy is a really good girl :(

TreeFrog November 25, 2011, 3:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #193806

I’m with Herr on this. Much better than what I said on the previous page.

The silent reader November 25, 2011, 4:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #193807

Lucy was annoying when she was saying that it was good for mike that his gf is coming to visit but mike reacted like a TOTAL *****

jkatts November 25, 2011, 4:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #193808

Mike = p r i c k !!

96gpk November 25, 2011, 4:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #193810

hmm with him crying it does feel like he doesn’t want to say that so i can give him some respect but i really wish he found another method and not used this cause now it just gave him a bad look.

Anima November 25, 2011, 4:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #193811

Not gonna pretend to be all psychologically analytical about this. Some folks call him brave, some folks call him a wanker, some folks call Lucy clingy, blah, blah, blah. When it all boils down to it, he’s a child. They’re both children and I have absolutely no doubts that Mike WILL regret the way he’s acting later in life. Lucy was his friend for years, this is not how you treat a friend. If there is something driving you apart, you let them know that. You do not scream that you hate them less than two feet from their face. But don’t worry, I’m sure Mike will get hit by a car one day and karma will come back. Cause I think he’s a cock who needs something really bad to happen to him to make him appreciate what he’s got.

Justin November 25, 2011, 4:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #193812

DENIAL MIKE. We all know the sexual frustration between them will have to snap eventually. cue ayu beam

YYC_on_GC November 25, 2011, 4:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #193813

Yeah, yeah, Mike, you keep telling yourself that. Oh wait, you were talking to Lucy—or WERE you? :smirk:

In the end, he’s more transparent than I thought. Too bad I doubt Lucy will see past that. I hope she does (and then pretends not to, but that’s too much awesomeness to credit for someone like her, even if she’s been putting up a really good fight)

spicybleachedhead November 25, 2011, 4:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #193814


A November 25, 2011, 5:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #193815

those tears may show he’s regretting yelling this because he knows it’ll hurt Lucy A LOT. He may be brave for telling her this, but if he had just told her this earlier it prob’ly wouldn’t hurt her as badly as it will now.

asimplefangirl November 25, 2011, 5:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #193816

Doesn’t matter how loud you say it, bro, it won’t make it true.

Poor Mike. Hopefully Lucy will be able to read through his feint, or they’ll both just end up miserable for this chapter.

Null November 25, 2011, 5:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #193817

man that is horrible ever time i get yelled at i usally yell back and cry and run away but….geeze i loath hearing the word hate makes me know they do dislike me….x.o lucy u can make it through this!

Lionesst November 25, 2011, 5:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #193818

Everyone is supporting Lucy… but I think Mike is qualified an outburst after 15 years of her crap.

Arkairyn November 25, 2011, 5:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #193819

What news Post!? I can’t find it! D:

MC November 25, 2011, 5:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #193820

Ohhh man.
This page changes a lot for me
this whole time I have been one of those people who has felt Mike was being a jerk and poooor Lucy and such
but its almost like i forgot about how bad shes treated him for a long time
i hope this outburst makes up for it somehow
forgive and forget mikeee :( screaming it louder doesnt make it trueee

onomnom November 25, 2011, 5:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #193821

Poor Lucy. Hopefully she will get over it. :(

Rage From Quitting November 25, 2011, 5:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #193822

Yay, finally! No more crap! :D

Time for Lucy to move on, and for Mike to move in with his gf!
Or so I hope….

C: November 25, 2011, 6:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #193823


Ashley November 25, 2011, 6:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #193824

nuuuuuuuu!!Bad bad bad kitty….go die under a bus!!Poor Lucy!!!

Desolatekitty November 25, 2011, 6:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #193825

What if Mike is only saying this because Sandy doesn’t like Lucy at all? :O
Like, he’s just saying this so she’ll be away from Sandy or something like that

Michi November 25, 2011, 6:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #193826

Random Note: My page says that I am a person named Anon as well as Anonymous. Go figure.

The more and more I come back to this comic, checking out everything from the begining to the end, honestly, the less evil Mike seems up until this point. I sorta get how everything’s been going so far. To completely turn your back on a friend, however, is pretty harsh, and not something I can personally understand, especially considering the way their relationship was initially played.

To elaborate, and not to be offensive or anything, but it’s common, at least from my point of view, to encounter semi immature people who are friends with eachother, and treat eachother pretty much as bad as they did/do. Calling eachother the N word and such as if they had a daily quota to fill, cursing to the point where sentences without such words are -rare-, regularly beating eachother up and pranking eachother, and so on and such; you guys have read this comic, I’m sure you can imagine a pair of humans treating eachother in similar ways.

But they were completely consentual with it. It was as natural as any best friendship. It’s understandable that things get complicated when you throw ****** into the mix, and I can’t imagine a relationship involving 3 people, 2 of which are in a relationship and the other 2 have a semi awkward history together, that ended positively and not involving a threesome.

Still, and it may just be from my own biased view, Lucy, at least in this chapter, might be earlier, might just be my imagination, has been trying to do right towards their friendship. Yes, she’s still not over Mike. But, and you’ve seen it in the pages before Mike felt like trying to permanently drive her away, she’s been trying her best to be nice. You see a little Tsundere in there, but not nearly as badly as it was. She’s handling her end of the relationship -far- more maturely than Mike is.

Hell, the entire chapter wouldn’t have been an issue if Mike could control himself. Granted, this confession would have had to come out later, although you never know. Maybe they could have ended up patching up the issues they share together. Hell, if this melodrama hadn’t erupted, Sandy may have visited before the next Mike vs Lucy clash, and she could have made things better (or worse. Being honest). Then again, considering Mike’s feelings right now (assuming he’s being genuine, since there’s a chance that he’s trying to get her away for some beneficial reason, although there’s an equal chance he really is simply sick of her), Disaster Dominoes 2.0 might be down the road.

The main thing I can say that I dislike with Mike is that he didn’t put his fut down about her treatment of him and their relationship earlier. I don’t think Yashy would take it as badly as Lucy would, and the earlier this got taken care of, the sooner the healing could commence. My last positive theory on him is that he is attempting to drive Lucy away once and for all. Breaking his own heart (friendshipwise, not romantically) to force her to absolutely be fine without him, considering he’s already in a commited relationship and has already spurned her feelings for said relationship. If that’s how it’s turning out, then I suppose I (and several other readers) should be eating their negative words towards him.

The only other theory, on the negative end, is that he is truly finished with Lucy. That he is willing to tear apart all of the time he’s had with her, good and bad, especially when she’s started to finally improve how she acts. He’s going to obliterate any chance of this comic being funny, and permanently sticking it into Drama Mode. He’s going to cause even more issues, many of which will be centered -straight- onto him, amongst his friends. That a relationship he’s just as guilty of effecting as she is, that he’s had, and did his best to maintain for years, he’s going to let fall apart like this. Some people say he’s brave for admiting his feelings in this way. Personally, for abandoning his friend, especially when she’s trying her hardest to do better, I say he’s a coward.

Trollashi….. You feed on our responces. From the people who spend time thinking of and rationalizing responces towards your comic, to all of the short bursts of rage and hate towards anyone involved in this pile up. You Succubus. I can’t say I disapprove of your methods, but this better not be twisted in the end to have been completely and utterly fake. ‘cause that just wouldn’t be cool. I doubt you’d do that, but just saying.

Anonymous November 25, 2011, 6:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #193827

*sigh* okay mike haters you are forgetting that mike loved lucy, but what did she do? she rejected him and started bulling him someday he was sad about that but then he found sandy…
*years later*
lucy:i love you, mike.
my reaction: thats late lucy… too late but youl still have a chance in the future
but still why does everyone think lucy is getting thread badly by mike?
lucy rejected and bullied mike.
what did mike do bad to lucy, yes mike rejected her AFTER mike got rejected by her
mike hates lucy cause he opend his heart to her and she smashed it and sandy fixed it.
sometimes people seem very stupid, hating things they sometimes dont understand and stuff. i am not PROTECTING mike whit LIES it is just my opinion, i hope you understand what i think is going on, because some obviosly dont understand…

genxer250 November 25, 2011, 6:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #193828

I have the feeling that sandy is going to break his heart sometime during her visit

Kingdestroyer November 25, 2011, 6:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #193829

This wasn’t unexpected at all, and although it is quite the nail in the coffin for Mike X Lucy shippers, Zachary already told us this would happen… back in Acapulco.

BCA November 25, 2011, 7:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #193830

He’s totes lying. You all saw that hesitation, right? He totes doesn’t hate her :nope:

Shilo November 25, 2011, 7:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #193831

…I still don’t buy it! :D

klv3s November 25, 2011, 7:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #193832

Man… Anon that was well thought out… i do hope the author turns this webcomic around, i mean… Holy, it’s seems like most webcomics these days are taking a turn for the darker side, i don’t know if it’s this economy or just the way things have been for the longest times but… man… i mean as much as a… so and so as lucy has been to Mike in the past… for Mike to just lay the 3 most awful words you could hear in a sentence from a person who you thought was ur best friend… how does anybody live with hearing that… although here’s hoping that the author does make Lucy try to off herself, but considering there are 15 pages left to this chapter… idk, maybe Lucy will become stronger after this, but it seems her co-dependency of Mike is a bit stronger then normal… although in my opinion, if things don’t work out between Jasmine and Paulo, i can see Paulo helping Lucy in the healing process… Jasmine’s a bit to young for Paulo in my honest opinion. the point is i hope Lucy can turn this shattering comment, pick up the pieces and have the mental strength to get through it.

Siggy November 25, 2011, 7:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #193833

To be honest I don’t think Sandy really knows who Lucy is. She seemed kinda ditzy when they were little and she didn’t seem to pay a lot of attention to Lucy anyways. And I think Mike actually means it. Hesitation doesn’t mean lying. Maybe he hesitated because he didn’t want to see her reaction. I mean, if you told someone who used to be your best friend you hated them, would you want to see their reaction? Even if it was a person that wasn’t your best friend, would you? For all he knows, she could start crying, sobbing, she could punch him, she could do lots of stuff. Maybe he’s scared. Even if he means it or not, he probably doesn’t want to see her reaction. Unless he’s really messed up and wants to see her hurt. But I don’t think he’s like that.

DarkCrystal828 November 25, 2011, 7:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #193834

Look who’s scared of the big bad abuser~

SushiJaguar November 25, 2011, 7:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #193835

HOLY CRAP!that looked hard to say.i cant believe it took this much to get
lucy to realize this was so.harsh as it is,mike pretty much HAD to do that.
lucy needed to leave him alone,shes lost her only true friend that’s been around now,but she did call upon it herself.thus the tie is broken!

THAT GUY November 25, 2011, 7:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #193836

I swear to God if Lucy doesn’t break down and just go into the fetal position form this then I well be very disappointed.

*sigh* November 25, 2011, 7:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #193837

The comments on this page are either saying how much they hate Mike / Lucy, how they agree with someone else’s opinion on whether to hate Mike or Lucy. Then, there are the comments that are actually well made observations. Those are the best because they actually make sense, rather than:
“Mike / Lucy, you’re such a PMS-ing *****!! I’m not gonna give areason why, I’m just gonna keep insulting you. Even though I know that you are only a fictional character and don’t really exist!”
Jeez, comment like a normal person please!!!
Taeshi, sorry for the seriously long and unimportant comment, the pagerocked! The raw emotion was so powerful and you portrayed Mike venting well!

I don\'t need a name November 25, 2011, 7:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #193838

Honestly, he needs to stop being a jerkface and accept the things, he doesn’t hate her, but he is too stupid for understand that they can be just friends. Honestly Mike was the mature guy in the relashionship and in the BCB comics and now he is just another jerk. So badly… Taeshi I’m still loving the story :love: But I need to say that Mike is changing a lot and in my opinion I say: I want that Sandy do something that change the stupid Mike’s mind and maybe he can be more open. I want to see how this chapter is going to end and if Lucy finds someone who really care of her and love her, not how this idiot kitty… Furious Abbey

BCB reader November 25, 2011, 7:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #193839

Uh-oh… Mike haters that call him a jerk? UNITE!!!

Michelle November 25, 2011, 7:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #193840

Even though this may make it seem like Mike is a jerk, but I think it was the right thing to do. I’m surprised he even had the guts to say that he hates Lucy. I LIKE Mike and Lucy BUT NOT together. I feel that Mike should be with Sandy, and that Lucy should just move on.

pearlcrox November 25, 2011, 7:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #193841

*sigh* My faith in Mike is decreasing greatly due to this page but that means this comic lasts so much longer. Let’s all agree guys if Taeshi made everything hucky-dory this comic wouldn’t last too long. All this drama and extra info. keeps this comic going and we all agree that we want that am I right?

Grubey November 25, 2011, 8:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #193843

If he wasn’t a comics character, i applaud him too 8-D

The_troll November 25, 2011, 8:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #193844

Oh my Grod guys, Drama Bomb!
it had to be done…
now all I can say is the sound effect… “Kapshhh”

Lumpy Space P. November 25, 2011, 8:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #193845

I think mike likes Lucy

Waldo November 25, 2011, 8:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #193846

Oh yeah, Mike, when your father learns about this, he comes home and he’s DEFINITELY gonna shoot you in the face with a bazooka!

Sarge November 25, 2011, 8:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #193847

this is gonna traumatize Lucy for a long while. I like mike, he’s a good character, lot of potential, and I sympathize with the Mike/Sandy relationship.

But c’mon mike, now you’re being a *****. You’re destroying someone’s heart and for what? Because Lucy was finally trying to amend a strained friendship? But what am I babbling about, whatever i say isn’t going to change the story, so, carry on! :)

Michael S. November 25, 2011, 8:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #193848

@Voice: Emotional abuse. You’re forgetting emotional abuse. He said long ago he was aware of her issues. He’s been doing his best to do the exact things that he stated would probably hurt her worst. As the first person at school to accept her at any level, the raw damage of him ignoring her and being hateful by default is immense. Her pets gave her the company and comfort others wouldn’t and, as time passed, she realized the guy who first gave her the time of day meant even more to her than just a friend. Not only is her basis for self-confidence around others and her first friend Mike, the friendship lost that would cause the most collateral damage is him. She rarely sheds a tear in public, but the times she has were with or about Mike.

I hope Sandy can see others’ pain deeply enough to notice how much she shrinks at her boyfriend’s hostility. Unless, of course, he plans to not show that side. Lucy provokes it by being near him. The lie has room to come out.

@Comic: Hope she doesn’t do something drastic when she gets home.

Hoheh November 25, 2011, 9:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #193849

The opposite of love isn’t hate, if Mike hates Lucy that shows he still cares enought to feel SOMETHING for her, I’m not saying he loves her but if he really wanted her out of his life he wouldnt care enough to tell her he felt that strong of a feeling for her.

Dawnest November 25, 2011, 9:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #193850

I think mike is being over-dramatic. I mean, luck was insensitive, jerkish, and flat out mean to him throughout the years, but she was always there. No need to scream hatred at her… ;_;

Chill out mike! :unsure:

JC November 25, 2011, 9:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #193851


3 things can happen next….

case 1: Lucy starts to cry, like REALLY cry and Mike (over time) appologizes after for his anger.

case 2: Lucy just slaps him and leaves, never to be friends

case 3 (hopes to happen): Lucy finds another guy and Mike falls into depression, realizing his mistake.


Joshua Roberts November 25, 2011, 9:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #193852

I think that Mike is a homosexual and Sandy is his beard because he doesn’t actually ever make physical contact with her.
That’s why he hates Lucy because she’s making him realize his FEELINGS FOR MEN ARE REAL.
I mean god look at that long flowing scarf.

Hygiei November 25, 2011, 9:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #193853

Now hate’s a strong word :3

Chillent November 25, 2011, 9:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #193854

@Symphonic’s oh I get it post is spot on.

Also, “Gooood, goooooood. Let the butthurt FLOW through you!”

I predict Lucy won’t cry. I predict that she was warned enough on vacation and prepared somewhat by Augustus. I think either an extended argument, or an “I know.” but either way I think mike will have to deal with abbey and his other friends soon enough.

Ven November 25, 2011, 9:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #193855

Holy cow! I’m laughing so hard I can’t Breathe!!! This comic is so funny it makes my sides hurt from laughing so hard. More of this beautiful, comedic gold! Please!!!

Travis November 25, 2011, 9:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #193856

And if anyone is the Doc from RvB it’s David. Tucker is Paulo.

Ven November 25, 2011, 9:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #193857

My guess? Lucy’s gonna tear up but she ain’t gonna show anything more. Besides, hate isn’t the opposite of love, people! Mike’s still gonna care for her, just like Lucy did to him since Day One. 8-)

Awesome comic is Awesome. Cheers to you and your comic! :)

LeXee November 25, 2011, 9:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #193858

” Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay… it’s not the end.”
-John Lennon

Eveco November 25, 2011, 9:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #193859

so sad :(

Jonny_M November 25, 2011, 9:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #193861

I’m one of the people who’ve been trying to stick up for mike but now he’s just being a total bitch! Mad Lucy

Freakypandaz November 25, 2011, 10:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #193862

I hate this page
it’s a load of hate D}:<
screw this page >~>

calicoinsanity November 25, 2011, 10:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #193863

I’m not sure if I’d say Mike was holding something dear to him. Considering how he just said she’s the reason he’s miserable though. I wonder, Mike are you still bitter about that snowy night a while back with Lucy? The fact he’s saying he hates her. Could it be to protect himself? Or is he trying to chase her away for good so neither of them get tangled up in another mess?

On another note, it’s always fun to see people switch sides about who is at fault and all that.

Mills November 25, 2011, 10:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #193864

I agree with Rukral. Think about it: if the old relationship continues, Lucy is going to have to deal with much more than she has to now. It takes the same amount of courage as what Lucy will go through if it continues to take all this like the hero he is. He just took all of Lucy’s future suffering and took it all on himself at once.

Apparently, he’s not playing the bad guy he’s has to desguise as.

Joey November 25, 2011, 10:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #193865

it’s annoying how it took this much for mike to get away from lucy. she insisted on talking to him even when he sent little hints to her that he doesn’t like her at all. so great. fantastic. either lucy’s gonna freak out completely or she’s gonna get angry and deck him in the face or something. so much for their relationship or whatever was left of it.

Bioniclema90 November 25, 2011, 10:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #193866

So he finally said it huh…
I didn’t think he would do it like… THIS soon.
In some level he really still cares for her, but… I guess that’s it.
Case closed.

Lucy will be really crushed now. :(
Wee! Great! More crying-y0urself-to-sleep-sceenes.

This just keeps getting better and better! XD
Great job, keep it going.

Sérgio November 25, 2011, 10:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #193867

The opposite of love may not be hate, but do try being logical. Mike apparently is choosing not to put all that energy into caring about her in a healthful manner, rather preferring to put it into making her feel horrible about even trying to make up and just be friendly with him. That’s why hate is considered such a blow. Same energy, different use. He just emotionally slapped her in the face. She said she loved him and most of his response has been hate. Stop deluding yourself on the facts. Until his mindset changes, the only real energy he’ll be putting into her feelings is negative.

The primary upsides hinge on what Alejandro does and how they respond to it, how things go with Sandy, and the play. Two of these things may well lead to more trouble. And one might be an upside or a downside.

Hoheh November 25, 2011, 10:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #193868

As I’ve said before, both Mike and Lucy are contributing/have contributed to this situation. Mike is at fault because he is in denial about the fact that Lucy, though clingy and emotionally dependent at times (though she’s gotten a lot better), really does love and care for Mike. Mike, at one point- scratch that, for most of his relationship with Lucy, knew that. In Confrontation, Mike responds to Paulo and Daisy’s claims that Lucy’s a one-dimensional jerk with: “You clearly don’t know her”. Mike knew that Lucy was, beneath her harsh exterior, a caring and loving person. That’s why he was friends with her. He is now, consciously or subconsciously, or maybe a little of both, is blinding himself to the fact that Lucy truly loves him.
On the other, I tend to sympathize with Mike because the ultimate source of the situation, the catalyst so to speak, was Lucy. The whole “harsh exterior” thing isn’t just fancy description. It’s a reality that Mike had to put up with for years. While teasing and making fun of someone can and is a sign of affection among friends, a constant one-sided version of this, where one party is mocking and putting down the other, can be very corrosive to a friendship. Lucy’s treatment of Mike went beyond just affectionate teasing (though it wasn’t her intention to genuinely hurt Mike), as Zachary pointed out in Return, saying that she was “kind of abusive to him”. People shouldn’t have to put up with it, especially the people you care for and who care about you in return. It’s Lucy’s mean behavior and mistreatment of Mike that drove him to this point. It caused his anger, bitterness, and resentment to build until he became convinced that Paulo and Daisy’s first impressions of Lucy were correct, and that he was wrong about her. Imagine how crushing it would be if you became convinced that someone you loved dearly, either romantically or platonically, didn’t truly love you back, and was just stringing you along. I think this incorrect realization hurt Mike deeply, and that is where a lot of his rage comes from. Still, he’s wrong, completely, totally 100% wrong, and he’s refusing to let Lucy prove that he is wrong.

edgelesspigeon November 25, 2011, 11:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #193869

……i don’t hate mike right now. I actually have a bit of pity for him. He seems hurt. Bad.

Lunas November 25, 2011, 11:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #193870

Love how she pretended to hate him when he loved her and now that he knows she loves him he “hates” her (still not sure if he really means it or not…I’m hoping not)

mdg245 November 25, 2011, 11:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #193871

I can really feel for Lucy, and I’m sad at how people are interpreting her character. I feel for her because, in a way, I was exactly like her growing up. I only had one best friend for years, because everyone else ignored me or didn’t like me, for reasons I just didn’t understand at the time.

Over time, because I was left to my own devices, and was born with a wicked temper, I started lashing out. Not in a purely rage sort of way, but because I didn’t know how to express myself any other way. I thought teasing and hitting were just what friends did. No one really told me any different. Just like Lucy. No one really told her the way she socialized was wrong.

And yet, Mike stayed. He knew all this, and stuck with her. She didn’t force him to stay. He saw a lot of good in her, just like my one friend saw in me, despite my often angry and wild demeanor. It was something my friends came to accept about me, because they saw the good in me too, the good that Mike and others saw in Lucy.

I didn’t realize the hurt I brought people. I expected it back. It was just the way things were, until another dear friend started talking with me about it and helping me work on it. That’s what Lucy needed. Not rage, not screaming, not hate. For me, that would have just shut me down emotionally. I can’t handle yelling. I never would have changed.

Lucy is much stronger than I was. She’s trying so hard to realize this, and without as much help as I got. She’s been amazing. And Mike, I understand his hurt, now looking back at my friends during the time. But, he never tried to change or help her. You either accept the person, good and bad, or you try and help them. Or leave, if you just don’t want to deal with it anymore.

Bravery would have been talking with her before all this build up. Emotional outbursts, no matter the outcome, are never the way to deal with things. Bravery is accepting apologies and trying to move past what came before. Lucy made mistakes. Mike made mistakes. It’s hard to accept that, when it’s so easy to just blame everyone else.

That doesn’t make it right. And hate is never right. Ever. Mike’s handling of her is regrettable, but this is going to be hard to forgive. Hatred is never something to say lightly, or in a fit of anger. You may realize later that you never meant it, but it’s too late. I’m disappointed in Mike over this. I would have guessed that he knew never to take Hate lightly. There are people that have murdered families, and the survivors manage to not hate. I don’t think Lucy has done anything nearly close to as bad as murdering his family.

Mistakes were made, on both sides. But, Lucy has been trying to change, in her own way, just like I did years ago. I still struggle with my temper. Lucy probably always will struggle with it as well. But, saying you hate someone is a bridge no one should cross, unless they realize what it means. I’m hoping for a brighter future, but it seems grim right now.
My apologies for the wall of text.

Something Witty November 25, 2011, 11:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #193872

Hmm.. I’ve never posted a comment on here before, but man. So crazy now. xD A few pretty insightful takes on this. I’m wondering if it’s one of two possibilities.. The first panel seems as though he’s just realized the truth of his feelings. But I wonder if it isn’t him finding the final/complete way to push Lucy away for good so they can go on with their lives without more anguish. The tears - is he crying for the absolute severance of their friendship, or for what he feels he has to do to keep from hurting Lucy further with his relationship with Sandy? Too much furry angst… >.>

Ark November 25, 2011, 11:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #193873

Mike’s not hurt. He’s just a dick. There’s nothing going on in his life worth him striking out at the only person who loves him for the right reasons. He’s all hot and bothered about an old flame, and anything not relating to her doesn’t interest him.
It’s eerily similar to a situation I was in when I was a teen myself. “Love”… dedication.. these are things that overinflate the ego of a teenage boy until nothing else matters.

Lucy is fragile. She’s been through alot. Mike has failed her.
Just my opinion.

gabrek November 25, 2011, 11:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #193874

that took some balls
i tihnk its better that he told her stirght out rather then taking her on a ride
beside the truth hurts sometimes

Doom November 25, 2011, 11:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #193875

@ Rukral (aka First post) So he’s kinda like a Batman in the making?

Kakashi November 25, 2011, 11:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #193876

Well mike made a decision. I bet deep down he cares for lucy but he’s being a real itiot. Yes lucy used to treat him like crap, and she was clingy to him, but now all she wants is his friendship. Mike not only is being selfish but is pushing her and the world away. If sandy knew how mikes been acting she’d dump him. Mike pushes friends away too. He could stay friends with her and be sival but instead is droping her like she is nothing. She better hit him by the next page. Thats all i gotta say. If she does i’m going out for ice cream :smirk: PS DOUCHE =========> :unsure:

JustSomeCritic November 25, 2011, 11:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #193877

:smirk: Thank you for finally admitting it Mike. Now, we can all justify the fact that Lucy should FINALLY get over him :D

Silvere November 25, 2011, 11:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #193878

Mike cannot continue to care for all of Lucy’s feelings. Like Rukral said, he isn’t just being a jerk for no good reasons, he is severing a link that was only causing angst for them both. She IS his best friend, and I assure you, he takes no joy in telling her these things. And the yelling and “I hate you”s are being used so that Lucy doesn’t try to fix things. He needs to push away completely, so they can both move on.

Adrian Fife November 26, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #193879

In my opinion this is the worst way to solve this problem.
First: Mike has no REAL reason to even hate Lucy, and when they were younger he used to FOLLOW her. He never asked her how she felt about him either, do you remember on the summer trip? how he said she treats him like a toy? I think Mike just doesn’t understand her behavior enough to label her as someone to hate, I mean, goddamn that’s what friendship is.
Second: Noone deserves to be told they are hated unless they do something extremely hate worthy. There are other ways to push someone away, maybe he should’nt have given in to the videogames, if he stayed cold towards her she would’ve given up.
Last: Wtf mike? i hope when you meet sandy you dont dump her as soon as she starts to depend on you for anything, If you can’t accept lucy for her flaws how will you accept her?

moo November 26, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #193880

For everyone that thinks that this is just “mike being a jerk” this problem began with mike saving Lucy’s life back on the island. if we can all just look back on that, that was when mike “realized” that his feelings for lucy meant nothing. that he was just a sort of comfort tool to her. And on top of it after she and paulo got him beaten up numerous times for “cheating” on sandy when they were not in a relationship in the first place. then after he DOES get into a relationship lucy expects him to drop all of that to get with her just because she says “i love you”. and then the immediate rebound with paulo was the straw that broke the camels back because that pretty much said that her feelings werent all that real even though they were. so those are what i think the major events that added up to what we see now.

Echo November 26, 2011, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #193881

You can’t hate someone you don’t love, Mike! :D

Golden Eyed Wolf November 26, 2011, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #193882

what? how does that make sense golden eyed wolf?

Echo November 26, 2011, 12:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #193884

Seriously, Mike, I know you wanna separate yourself from Lucy, but this is a little far. She never did anything to make Mike HATE her except f*** with his feelings a lot of the time. Aaaand now Lucy wants Mike cuz she can’t have him, and Mike wants to stay away from Lucy cuz this whole love triangle thing doesn’t work when you have a girlfriend O.o I just want more updates now cuz this one gave us only 2 lines :( :( (Although they are important :P)

Sealoon November 26, 2011, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #193886

my definition of hate is to completely dislike everything about one thing and dislike all of its likes ever. Hate is a strong word don’t ever use it unless your sitting by yourself in a room huddled in a corner and your talking about hating yourself.

mana many November 26, 2011, 12:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #193887

I get what Mike is doing. Sadly enough, I’ve had this kinda happen to a friend of mine.
Do I think this is the best way to go about it? No, but it may be one of the more effective ways but also probably one of the more traumatizing for Lucy. It will be interesting to see if Sandy will hear about this and what she would say if she does. (Maybe Mike’s sister will let it slip at dinner or something ;) Obviously they can hear what’s going on since they’re just downstairs)
This is also pretty upsetting for Mike as we can tell for those tears of his, whether they be of sadness, acceptance, or anger, he feels SOMETHING so he obviously does care for Lucy. He just cares for Sandy more… Who is, what, 100 miles away right now?

Another thing… Is one of them going to tell the rest of the group what happened? It will be interesting to see who sides with who. Wonder what David will say 8-D

Tia November 26, 2011, 1:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #193888

(thinking)…I missed Wednesday and Friday’s post .. wonder if Mike and Lucy are friends. …. *clicks previous page*
reaction while reading: :D:) … :| … o.O … D: … T_T

all I have to say to this is, MIKE YOU LITTLE @/&;!’+|*~^{¥~!<?,’,$3!,@38;93?/@,!3@: !!!!

masterkatara14 November 26, 2011, 1:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #193889

i’m around, just really preoccupied with college stuff (finals and all that good stuff) to get into long discussion threads. plus i frequent a lot of other threads as well.

strider November 26, 2011, 1:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #193890

I can almost imagine what lucy’s face is looking like right now, like a souless vacumn, possibly even a void. i hope it was worth it mike, you may have spared her feelings, saved something for her to grow from, but ultimately you lost. Hope she was worth it man.

Freddyz November 26, 2011, 1:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #193891

Now we sit back and wait for his friends to hate and resent him for being a huge dick ;) .
And if were lucky enough they might even kick his *** to :P , most of all pualo, we can dream right. 8-)

Rozon November 26, 2011, 1:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #193892

Lucy will need many hugs after this. :(

AmberPhoenix November 26, 2011, 1:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #193893

Maybe Mike’s just trying to convince himself that he hates Lucy so he won’t feel unfaithful to Sandy.

Nicky November 26, 2011, 1:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #193894

Posted image
I’m winner!

bla November 26, 2011, 1:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #193895


Taeshi November 26, 2011, 2:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #193896

……. wow. I somehow…. this kinda makes me not hate Mike anymore. Lucy needed this…………. but so did he even more so it seems……… +claps+ good job man C,:

kikimmicoa November 26, 2011, 2:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #193897


SynthyK November 26, 2011, 2:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #193898

I think the stick got deeper into mike’s ***, he’s such an ******* for hurting Lucy Mad Lucy

Boys should never hurt girls that much

Tastycakez November 26, 2011, 2:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #193899

Dang. Mike, you mad bro?
Couldn’t help it. Oh, and honestly, that photo a couple posts back scared the crap out of me.

SpecOpPotato November 26, 2011, 2:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #193900

been reading for a loooong time, but this is the first time I comment.
…though now I’m afraid to do so, since I feel like someone will jump at my throat no matter what I say.

But that is a good thing. When the comments section gets this intense, it’s because the comic itself is intense too. In other words, we readers are FEELING Mike’s anger and emotional turmoil and somehow we’re taking it to our comments and replies (at least that’s how I see it). Not a lot of authors manage to do that, to impregnate the readers with the character’s emotions, independently from the storyline (which I’m also loving!). So, Taeshi-sama, congratulations. I look up to you as the AWESOME writer you are.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be compulsively biting my nails until Monday. Cliffhangers just kill me (not trying to make a bad joke, I swear xD)

Flying Potato November 26, 2011, 2:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #193901


Molls November 26, 2011, 3:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #193902

Let’s guess will Lucy have the SAME reaction: I guess it will not.

Vasiliy November 26, 2011, 3:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #193903

Finally. Most of the Mike haters are getting it. I’ve not been 100% supportive of him, but I’ve been in a similar situation. (Not the whole “dating a model whilst in a long-distance relationship” obviously. The “Lucy and Mike friendship” kinda thing and finally getting fed up with it.)

A Random Commentor November 26, 2011, 3:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #193904

You know… I’m on Mike’s side.

Lucy really needs to learn that Mike doesn’t want her, and while on the inside he still wants to be her friend, he knows she’ll stay dependent on him and he’ll never have a normal relationship with someone else.
It may hurt her, but maybe that’s kind of what she needs, one final kick in the face to finally make her let go.

I’m sure Mike could’ve been more sweet and gentle about it, but doing that would make Lucy think ‘Hey, maybe I’ve still got a chance, maybe Mike still needs me, /wants/ me.’ And he just really wanted to cut all strings, because it could hurt her more if he keeps letting her think there’s still all this room for her in his heart, when there isn’t.

And this time, I hope there’s a different reaction from her, because while I’m seeing that Mike is becoming a really deep character, Lucy just seems kind of like a clingy side part that doesn’t know when to stop.

And, um… yeah. I’m done with my 3 in the morning ramblings.

Lavi November 26, 2011, 3:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #193905

hehe….this remindes me of me and my dad

2Cents November 26, 2011, 4:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #193906

So after rereading the earlier parts of the archive on a whim, I can surely say I’m on Mike’s side.

People aren’t meant to be wholly, totally dependent on others and use them as human crutches. Zachary/Zachie from the Acapulco arc hit the nail on the head when he said that he wouldn’t feel the need to be so reliant on Sandy if Lucy would simply treat him better.

And while I once thought that Mike should’ve been more gentle in his approach of this, I agree wholeheartedly to those who’ve said that if he did this any other way, the message would’ve flown right by her head. Again.

I feel for her, but all things considered, perhaps it’d be better if they go their separate ways for now.

Micha November 26, 2011, 4:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #193907

….Nope, sorry, I still hate him. I was starting to not hate him, but this is actually doing the opposite. He’s not coming to terms with anything, he’s just digging deeper into denial. And he’s dragging EVERYone around him down with him, if his sister’s comment was any indication.
Yeah…I’ve had experience with people who take their problems out on everyone around them, without seeing the damage they’re doing to them and to themselves. Even worse, when they see the damage and they DO IT ANYWAYS. Be it self punishment or denial or some childish way of trying to get people to understand that they have a problem.
Eh yall can enjoy Mike if you want. But I think I’ve hit my drama level in this comic.

Shadai November 26, 2011, 4:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #193908

Uh yeah, people actually think this is HEALTHY? Everyone’s getting on Lucy for being clingy, but Mike’s turning into the opposite. I can’t believe some see this as a good thing. This isn’t bravery, this is cowardice to me, shoving people aside like this. His problems aren’t all Lucy for crying out loud. Some are, but not all. To lump them all under Lucy is getting rather juvinile.
Oh wait, he IS juvinile. Ah high school. Good riddance.
I will say this, at least he’s finally VENTING instead of sulking. Maybe now that he’s said it out loud he can get the heck over it finally.
And yelling this at someone with Lucy’s mental problems…no, not good. I can relate with having enough of it, but come on, there are better ways than yelling “I hate you” to a person who already has self esteem issues. Not saying I think Lucy should be totally off the hook here, just that there are waaaay better ways of handling this.

Whatchamacallit November 26, 2011, 4:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #193909

A lot of people seem to have forgotten the two were best friends for years, Mike liked Lucy who was afraid to reciprocate, not to mention until he got that text; the two were happily playing video games.

I’m all for being supportive of directness, but it feels like too much of a polar swap in attitude. :question:

Something’s eating at Mike… something deeper… and it’s made him become *this* :unsure:

CopicRXXIX November 26, 2011, 4:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #193910

Mike is being played off as a jerk, it has been shown for the lack of seeing Mike doing much or shown and when shown seeing him being, well a jerk. So, there is a reason for this a bigger picture. This will touch on it, might take a lot longer to be confronted, as did this event. But with some of the ideas others been saying with him being brave to say this, the question i bring up is why? He is trying to make it that they can not have any friendship at all and it hurts him that he can’t be friends(i’m guessing). So from this night, we have somewhat seen a forgiveness of Lucy’s attachment problem and that he is liking her….but what made this complete separation happen?

reader November 26, 2011, 5:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #193911

must of been some text!!!
bet it said, “kll Lcy, plez <3”
it always happens like that

reader November 26, 2011, 5:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #193912

@ reader
uum no i say lucy was threading mike badly FYI

genxer250 November 26, 2011, 5:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #193913

Woo! Way to take away Lucy’s best friend twice because you like some other girl, dude. That’s not going to leave any emotional scarring. Nnnnope.

Souffrir November 26, 2011, 5:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #193918

I wonder what’s going on inside Mike’s head? Sure Lucy’s screwed up in the past but this seems really out of place even given the circumstances.

Silver November 26, 2011, 7:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #193919

He hates her because he was DENIED in the past…

HurrDurr November 26, 2011, 8:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #193920

As for the comic, Mike is lashing out because he realizes how easy it is for Lucy to replace Sandy for him. I mean, he did it in the past, why would it be so far fetched for his present? He’s trying to convince himself of the fact he hates her. He wants to hate her which I think is rather sad, given he knows so much more about her than anyone else. He has been trying so hard to make it so that she will leave him alone but the truth of the matter is that when she does he still finds a way to watch over her. He is pretty much torn between the fact he loves Sandy but she is pretty much never there, and the fact that Lucy could replace Sandy for him and she is actually there when he wants it to be Sandy who is there.

They both have their own faults and their own strings they have sewn in this web of tangled mixed messages. I really feel bad for the both of them. Lucy for the fact she now has to feel as if her whole world is falling apart around her because she is losing the only real friend of her whole life. Also for Mike because he feels he has to twist everything that has ever happened between them to make himself remember he has to hate her in order not to like her so that she can replace Sandy for him again.

Him telling her he hates her, I think will break Lucy’s soul. You can pretty much hear her heart shattering more and more as Mike attempts to stomp it into oblivion as he tries to convince himself of the fact he hates her. I don’t think Lucy will react violently to him though. I get the feeling she is going to stare at him mutely for a bit with tears falling out of her eyes and then leave quietly and lock herself away with her pets for a few weeks and contemplate possible suicide but end up not doing it because of what Augustus has already told her. That is just my guess from observation, we will just have to wait to see what is to come from all this…

GracefulSerenity November 26, 2011, 8:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #193921

@ GracefulSerenity

i am strongly agree but suicide that’s a lil to far i guess becaus lucy is the head charackter and mike to so i am rather thinking we all need them to stay but i agree with u

comic comment

u know what i had a dream they would life in peace together and where a couple mikexlucy it was fine :) but now i see this i feel misrable really >:Y
it about time there need 2 be a diffrent way :( i hope so still i am a mikexlucy fan……

thathurts,good? November 26, 2011, 10:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #193922

Why do people hurt each other so much? Mike right now really is trying to crush any sort of possible relationship between him and Lucy, but clearly it pains him to do it. You pretty much hit the spot, GracefulSerenity.

Being unable to be with someone you love is something that can make someone really sorrowful and angry about not being able to see that person, and in this case angry that there is another person that interferes with that love, whether she means it or not. Truly, love leads to hate, but hate also leads to love.

Now, am I talking about Mike or Lucy? Mike loves Sandy but cannot be with her. Lucy makes it harder for him to bear it, thus Mike directs his frustrations to Lucy. Lucy loves Mike and cannot be with him because he loves Sandy. Lucy takes out her sorrow and anger on herself, because it was her who drove Mike away in the past. Not on Sandy, because she is oblivious to her and Mike’s situation.

Congratulations, Taeshi! You’ve created a magnificent love triangle! The drama levels are off the scale.

The only two ways I can see this ending are Lucy snapping at him and calling him out on being a jerk… Or what GracefulSerenity suggested. I’m betting for the latter.

Anyway, my prediction for this arc is that it will end in tears. Of course, I would be happy if it had a happy ending. But who am I kidding? This can only end in someone having a broken heart, probably more than one.

I really hope Mike and Lucy can work things out. For all that they’ve hurt each other, they DESERVE each other.

Crinias November 26, 2011, 11:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #193924

He doesn’t have to be so harsh… :(

Peter November 26, 2011, 12:14 PM EST.

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What **** mike you nuts

gobo744 November 26, 2011, 12:22 PM EST.

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Bob Dobalina November 26, 2011, 12:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #193927

down the memory hole

SuitCase November 26, 2011, 12:30 PM EST.

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This is possibly the most painful page BCB has come out with up to date. Like Rukral mentioned, it takes enormous bravery to pull that off, but still, this might just be too far.

Alex November 26, 2011, 12:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #193929

No matter if you like or hate Mike. What he did took guts and a decent size set. This is the point where I’ve lost faith in Mike, I was tolerant and a little sympathetic with him (on a scale of 1-10 I was around a 4.5 with sympathy). But now I’m just irritated at him. The unfortunate part is I gotta find a new character to like now. Mad Lucy

Maybe Abby? ——> Furious Abbey

NotTheRealMiz November 26, 2011, 12:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #193930

Don’t count on it, looks like Abby’s going to become a jerk too.

nAar November 26, 2011, 1:00 PM EST.

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Wow, Mikie is REALLY expressing himself this time, it seems like Lucy will never get with him so maybe she should give up and go after a boy who really cares I mean really, Mikie is starting to annoy me Furious Abbey

CTS4Kouhei November 26, 2011, 1:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #193933

I like how everyone neglects the fact that she’s obviously contemplating suicide if she had the thought to bring it up to Augustus. Suicide is never something you mention without actually considering it, and should never be seen as a passing thought. Mentioning it even once is the first clear sign of an actual attempt by any psychologist’s scale, and is even considered one of the first steps into the descent. Oh and let’s not forget one of the very clear risk factors is being perceived that you’re a burden to other people. Whether being altruistic enough to end a life for the sake of not bothering others anymore or being angered and self-hating enough to attempt it as self punishment.
Now what has Mike just made very clear to her? She’s a burden to him and that he hates her. The previously most sturdy rock in her emotional life just told her that she’s a burden to him and that he wants nothing to do with her.

It also bothers me that people see this solely as Lucy’s fault when Mike if nothing else is completely guilty of complacence to her behavior. He also shows strong signs of personal fable, which is extremely common in adolescents his age. He makes things to be greater offenses in his mind because, to him, she’s wronged him greatly. It’s what teenagers do, because “no one can possibly understand what I’m going through, and I cannot be wrong about this.”. It’s the ego-centrism of youth.

Is Lucy abrasive? Yes. Is she extremely guarded to her true emotions? Yes. Did she ever do anything that could completely be considered abuse? Not entirely, yes she did say mean things to him and hit him a lot but she didn’t outright abuse him and as I’ve reread, he did the same thing back to her more than once. He’s used positive feedback in the past and expected a different outcome. It’s like yelling at a dog to expect it to stop barking, it’s not going to stop because it thinks by you raising your voice you’re barking with it.
Now Lucy definitely should have quieted down and held herself in check as well, but as a severely insecure girl who’s been hurt several times in the past she doesn’t know any better. She used force to keep her friends just far enough away that she wouldn’t get hurt again.

Before I start further regurgitating points made by others, just think about the implications him using such a strong word as “hate” is going to have on an already damaged girl. Does she really deserve to be put through this kind of trauma? Are her sins really that great?

Meanwhile on a positive note; You’re wonderful at writing this, Taeshi. It delves very deeply into the adolescent psyche and you should be proud of yourself for being able to capture it so well. Both the expressions of the characters, and the themes put into it are extremely deep and it just keeps getting better. <3

Arietta November 26, 2011, 1:33 PM EST.

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Playing the suicide card would be pretty disappointing.

Just Saiyan November 26, 2011, 1:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #193935

I have to find a new character to like since Mike is a jerk now. ;_;

Emi November 26, 2011, 2:07 PM EST.

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Don’t hold back, Mike! Tell us what you really feel!
But seriously…
Does he NOT see how much anguish he’s caused Lucy already? Come on, she basically went into a shut-down when Mike rejected her. And now THIS. Mike, you already said it once, and that probably snapped Lucy’s heart in two. Now you’ve gone and said it two more times, probably shattering her heart into MILLIONS of tiny pieces!
Well done, my friend! WELL DONE.

KawaiiMarshmallow November 26, 2011, 2:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #193937

…Do cats have tear ducts?…

Your Mom November 26, 2011, 3:03 PM EST.

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Finally, someone else comments about that. -.-

Let’s not forget BCB was meant to end junior year. Why not when they graduate and just end it where it would make sense? If a main character dies suddenly then guess what? There is no point.

RC November 26, 2011, 3:23 PM EST.

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i really wonder if Mike really hates Lucy :question:
really tears could mean that he’s either frustrated as **** or sad as ****
so tears can be pretty confusing things.
and since Lucy is trying so hard to be friends with him.
it’s clear that she doesn’t want to lose him
I believe that Lucy wouldn’t play that suicide card because as Augustus said of Daisy. >> as long as they were happy and even from a distance that’s fine

Hell In my Clouds November 26, 2011, 3:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #193940

i hate it too i liked mike the whole comic every page i liked him but it’s sadly inouf i gonna loose faith in him while i dont want to still i am
believing in mikexlucy but it’s slowly going awey i dont wanna :(
there need’s to be a miracle to change his mind really it sadly 4 me also
and people can see me as a wreck but i still believe it would work between them Taeshi i hope u finde somthing that intrest’s me and the whole crouwd plz (little to much drama :P) but hope so it will work between them
peace. and hurr i am 100% behinde u.

thathurts,good? November 26, 2011, 3:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #193942

I bet lucy will punch mike in the face

Jessica November 26, 2011, 3:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #193943

there you go mikexlucy shippers!

Cata :3 November 26, 2011, 4:01 PM EST.

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I bet Mike’s next line will be

“… Okay. Now let’s finish this projectz?”

Lucy: …. k-kay… T_T

Skygaze November 26, 2011, 4:01 PM EST.

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I notice a lot of people say that Lucy’s past behavior wasn’t that bad. And to an extent, that’s true. She wasn’t “abusive” in the most accurate (as well as evil) sense of the word, but her behavior was kind of mean. When many of the characters in the strip points this out (Paulo, Daisy, Tessa, Zachary, Mike, and even the author herself in some of her comments), then maybe Mike isn’t just 100% overreacting and taking it too serious. He is overreacting now, granted, but ten years of Lucy’s abrasive treatment is not acceptable. Like A Random Commentator, I’ve been in what can be called a “Mike and Lucy friendship”, and there were times I’ve wanted to shout this. Because a friend who interacts by constantly (and almost solely) by teasing and insulting you isn’t a very nice experience, even if that friend truly cares for you. After ten years, Mike finally said enough. Still, he should be a lot more understanding. Lucy’s behavior doesn’t stem from innate jerkishness, but deep-seated emotional insecurities. It’s interesting seeing which posters side with Mike and which side with Lucy, and their reasons. Lucy supporters emphasize Lucy’s emotional baggage and how Mike should be more understanding, while Mike supporters argue that that is no excuse for Lucy’s behavior. Ironically, I see these stances being similar to Sue and Abbey’s on bullying, respectively: Feline Filibuster. Ironically, this is when Mike started glaring at Lucy, because all this time he’s been explaining the reasons for Lucy’s behavior, and now Abbey comes up on stage and says quite bluntly, “That’s no excuse”. So, Abbey helped contribute to this situation. Thanks a lot, Abbey (just kidding, Abbey’s probably my second favorite character after Mike and Lucy, who are tied for first). So it seems that Mike supporters tend (though not always) follow Abbey’s more black-and-white point of view, while Lucy supporters focus on the conditions that made Lucy what she is.

edgelesspigeon November 26, 2011, 4:25 PM EST.

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Pick Yer Poison November 26, 2011, 5:07 PM EST.

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Goddamn….this…..this really hits close to home….Rukral’s comment sums it up brilliantly. And the thing is, I understand EXACTLY what Mike is going through. I had a friend who I loved like a sister. She hurt me over and over, just like Lucy has hurt Mike…

Every time I thought she was gone, she’d come back and find a way to screw me up even worse. She finally did something that didn’t just hurt me, but hurt one of the people I hold most dear. And I had to put my foot down and come out and say it. I didn’t love her anymore. I had to finally come out and say to her, “You’re no sister of mine. I hate you with everything I am.”

I understand all too well how much it hurts to have to say that. To have to reject someone you loved at one point when they come back and try to pretend nothing happened. I also understand how much courage it takes to say it, because it took me years to finally FIND that strength. Mike….he’s no ******* for finally saying it. He’s probably one of the strongest characters in the comic for it. I salute him and wish him the best of luck.

Steely November 26, 2011, 5:10 PM EST.

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I understand that Mike is hurt by Lucy’s behavior in the pasy. But I still don’t understand what she did. I can only go on what I’ve seen Taeishi write about her own character. The way she describes Lucy, and the way I’ve seen her portrayed are so completely different lol. And don’t get up my *** about the comic in general, ‘like she made the comic she knows the characters more than YOU.’ well she should right?

But if Taeishi hasn’t accurately represented what she’s tried to make Lucy appear- which is basically mean, horrible, awful, weak, and needy, with those few tender moments but the overall need to grow up, then to me she failed.

That’s just to me, you can pull up anything from the series and say ,’oh so you say Taeishi failed!? Look here! This accurately represents Lucy’s weakness! HOW DARE YOU.’ Well I’m probably going to be able to explain my view on it. So don’t immediately think you’re right because I know I’ll have something to say ;D And I just think, if you have an idea for a character, and you end up writing or drawing them and someone else sees them interact with other characters and has no commentary from you to go on, and they see them completely differently then what you wanted- then who’s fault is that? It’s not because the audience is stupid it’s because this is the way people analyze that character. A lot of people are on Lucy’s side because I don’t think they see the Lucy the author chick tried to make. They say ‘MIKE IS A JERK!’ and I don’t think they even realize Lucy’s a jerk because that’s how we’ve seen her. Because she’s not.

When I think of Lucy, and when I read her comments about Lucy, I’m completely thrown off… like ‘wow that’s how she’s supposed to be? Because I think she’s pretty rational. I mean, she loves a guy who’s been attracted and infatuated with another chick for years so of course she’ll try to keep acting like the abrasive bro-ho, keeping that distance. But I never really thought she was that abrasive to me. She has a problem with saying what she feels and being vulnerable, but who’s not? She’s a teaser. Lots of my friends are and I love them for it, we’re all ********. And it’s hilarious. If Mike and the others can’t appreciate good snarky banter that’s their problem. No offense but they’re kind of lame then. Let’s see.. and girls cry, Lucy cries, doesn’t mean she’s weak. Lucy had suicidal thoughts- that’s really normal sadly enough. You know how many suicidal threats I hear at my school monthly? Everyone’s got those days. They come around. Needy? I don’t see it either. I know needy and it’s disgusting, and pathetic and I’ve seen it on levels you won’t believe. Lucy is NOT needy lol… I see Lucy wanting comfort when Mike pushes her away, breaks her heart, and that other time he almost dies. Psychologically everyone likes being with others when they’re sad. It’s normal. It’s also normal to want to be loved. I think Lucy is one of the coolest characters I’ve seen. People are saying all this **** about her on here- but it’s so easy for anyone I show the story to, to understand. I don’t understand what people are getting at when they describe Lucy that way.’

And if what the author wanted, gets translated through art and language in a way to the audience that they didn’t want, then it’s… well… ya know. It’s lost. This is the character I see. Probably not what she was meant to be, but that’s who’s there. That’s who my friends see, and we’re on your side Bowtie. :)

Hurr November 26, 2011, 5:22 PM EST.

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Mike is the character I sympathize with most here.

Imagine having a girlfriend, and wanting nothing more than to be a good boyfriend. Now, imagine that another girl has admitted they love you, refuses to leave you alone, and (even if you won’t admit it) you enjoy spending time around.

Imagine how easy- how incredibly easy!- it would be for Mike to see both girls at once. To just two-time. He doesn’t, and he’s tried to break ties with Lucy, and she just… keeps… trying.

Mike doesn’t want to do this, you can see it in his eyes, but he HAS to, because Lucy is refusing to move on with her life, and it’s partly his fault for enabling her as long as he did. In his mind, this is for Lucy’s sake, not his. Nothing else worked. Everything else, in fact, made her cling on to him tighter. Only this has a chance of working.

I just don’t think he’s ready for the consequences.

Thrid November 26, 2011, 5:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #193950

Ok guys, I’m going to write an alternate conversation for the next comic. Tell me if it’s any good or if it’s crap.

Mike: “I HATE YOU!”

Lucy: “…I know Mike.” she replies softly with her head hung.

Mike: “Wha—?” he begins

Lucy: “I’ve know you hate me. I’ve known since Acapulco. But for the longest time I couldn’t figure out why! Now I know. I’ve tried to prepare myself for the day that you would finally leave me again when Sandy came back to you. I’ve tried to just be your friend but it’s been hard!
But now I know why you hate me. It’s because I’m not her.

Mike: “What are you talking ab..?”

Lucy: Tears starting to stream “Mike just admit it already… Before you met Sandy, we were best friends. You were all that I had, but afterwards she was all you cared about. Even when SHE tried to get us all to do things you just focused on her. ”

Mike: “….”

Lucy: “And even after she left, you tried to replace her with me. I saw the way you looked at me sometimes. You tried to treat me like her like nothing had changed. But I’m not her Mike, and I never will be. You had no idea how much it hurt to know that I would never be good enough for my only friend.

Mike: “You don’t know what you’re talking about.”

Lucy: “No Mike, I do. You hate me because you’re stuck with me, and have to deal with me instead of Sandy. You wish that I had moved away and not her. I guess maybe that’s why I’ve been so mean and abrasive to you over the years…I just wanted you to see that I’m my own person and not just your replacement for Sandy. You even just tried to do it tonight. I’ve just tried to be your friend, but you cant stop seeing her in me. And we were having fun until she texted you and you didn’t need me to be your security blanket anymore. Was any of our friendship real Mike? Or was I just your way of holding on to Sandy all of these years? Just a chore to be friends with?”

Crap, Maybe, or Yes?

Ven November 26, 2011, 5:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #193951

Dear PickYerPoison:


tHePuRpLeShAdOw November 26, 2011, 5:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #193952

Yes. I like it allot. To bad it probably won’t happen that way.

The silent reader November 26, 2011, 5:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #193953

You better Pipe-down, Mike, or else the entire city is going to hear you! :P

Scootty-Scott November 26, 2011, 6:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #193954

……is this the real feeling your having toward Lucy Mad Lucy or toward yourself Mike :unsure: ? Your the one who tried to act/replace Sandy with Lucy. Tell me if I’m wrong but this is also your fault Mike not just Lucy’s. :/

Man now i can’t even tell were this story is going, man i love it :love: But man Mike is really is a jerk-face Furious Abbey

Tigerdolphin November 26, 2011, 6:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #193955

You go Tigerdolphin XD. I will laugh evilly if Sandy breaks up with him while she’s there.

Til then I’m giving my sympathy to Lucy ._..

mysterycricket November 26, 2011, 6:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #193956

Taeshi mastered suspense. A particular annoying kind, but bravo, author. You know how to keep a guy waiting on the edge of a seat.

domo November 26, 2011, 6:42 PM EST.

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Ven November 26, 2011, 7:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #193959

I can see how some might side with Mike, being that he was strung along for a long time and did suffer quite a bit of crap from Lucy before she came running back to him, but I really think he overreacted and did her wrong here. I’ve experienced similar stuff to her in my past (the whole fact that she was rejected when she was young and whatnot) and I think her initial distancing from Mike was an attempt to protect herself from possible heartbreak (not to mention general middle-school foolishness). Now, she’s developed into a more mature person and is trying to reconcile things with him, but he’s just turning away and running back to his old childhood protection? What the **** is this ****!? Grow up Mike, let go of that blanket, and turn and face the music. Until he accepts Lucy I don’t think he can ever grow as a person. Then again, that’s just my opinion.

relativeevil November 26, 2011, 7:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #193960

Ok… Can we move on now? I feel like the last couple pages could have easily been the same page and have had the same depth.. The comic is getting a little lazy…

Serge November 26, 2011, 7:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #193961

I can see most of what you are saying but he did not try to replace sandy with her tonight. Alot of their interaction has been scetchy on mike’s part and, even tonight, he is doing alot of scetchy things but treating Lucy like Sandy is NOT one of them tonight.

bla November 26, 2011, 7:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #193962

I feel bad for the person whos checking this site out and starting to read this, because the most recent page, this, is a total spoiler. xD

Rachel Vang November 26, 2011, 7:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #193963

he doesn’t need to try to make Lucy into Sandy anymore,
he HAS Sandy, he doesn’t need that Lucy-Sandy he had in his mind for a while.

sometimes because of that whole trying to make Lucy into a vision of Sandy i think Mike never actually “loved” Lucy.
it’s a huge stretch since he said that he saw Lucy for herself, but sometimes i just don’t think he did. i think he loved the Sandy he saw in Lucy, and once he actually had Sandy he saw Lucy for Lucy and not Lucy for Sandy.
and when he finally saw that, he must’ve hated himself for it. hated himself for seeing someone as someone else and not seeing what they were really like. not because what they were really like was horrible, but because after you realize what you’ve done when you do that it just hurts.
but he didn’t want to blame himself, so he instead blamed Lucy. blamed Lucy for being around him so much when Sandy was gone that he started seeing her as Sandy, leading to the regret of envisioning this Lucy-Sandy when he became a couple with Sandy.

which led to hate, hate for her always being around and having to deal with her. hate for having that Lucy-Sandy instead of Sandy, or rather having Lucy instead of Sandy.
especially now that he’s a couple with Sandy, but still only has Lucy in-the-person, and has Sandy as a phone.

this whole concept that i have in my mind is really not clear, and has a ton of holes in it. but it’s what i think sometimes, just so i can justify some of Mike’s current actions. because he’s not the heartless ******* that a lot are making him out to be.

Symphonic November 26, 2011, 8:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #193964

Nah, if he were a heartless jerk, a true heartless monster of a person, he would have seperated his real life and his sandy life(the cell phone) and pretended like he never got togeather with sandy. He would have had no problem recognising that he was substituting lucy and he would have never been caught. Right about now, daisy and lucy would be beating the **** out of eachother. Paulo would either be avoiding mike or catering to his every whim and when it was all over and all his bridges were burnt, high school would be over and he would leave town.

bla November 26, 2011, 8:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #193965

I bet you Mike’s ears feel like they’re being cut off by rusty saws, with all the yelling he’s doing…

KeyFox November 26, 2011, 8:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #193966

Nooo! I love Mike♥Lucy!!! TT^TT Dunn do this Mike!!!

Raiden November 26, 2011, 8:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #193967

crap, i do NOT think mike aint nervous about it sooo….. A. those are either tears of joy or B. tears of crying and pain for actually meaning that he needs time alone but says it all wrong OR C. tears that finally knows how stupid he is….. I GO WITH IDEA C.!!!! XD

luvercandy November 26, 2011, 8:38 PM EST.

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meinpain November 26, 2011, 8:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #193969

Dat teenage angst just hit mike big time

aj November 26, 2011, 8:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #193970

i feel so bad for lucy… ;_;
this is where she should kick that booty! xD

iSpyy November 26, 2011, 9:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #193971

wow Mike that hurts Lucy a lot you mother****er

ninja November 26, 2011, 9:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #193972

Let’s see…
scrolling through all the comments, people are either:
siding with Lucy and how Mike has chosen to be with her even though he knows her faults,
siding with Mike and how Lucy has abused him and how this outburst is well deserved,
going through all the possible theories,
or are ragequitting (@Stripes much?)
Anyhoo, I kind of maybe think that Mike is overreacting a little.
If Sandy leaves the poor guy, then Mike will never have Lucy to turn to again after this. Why is he burning bridges with Lucy if all he has is Sandy afterwards? And Sandy only exists to him in a phone, not even in person! He thinks that Sandy is perfect because he doesn’t know her as well as he should and only experiences the good parts of her- I feel like they barely know each other. Now, Lucy. He’s known her for such a long time, and in that time they’ve gotten to actually know each other really well, but does she really deserve to be hurt like this after all they’ve been through? She’s already emotionally damaged, Mike, don’t hurt the poor girl more than she already is! More, she was only trying to be nice to you, to patch things up with you, even if she does it quite awkwardly. Why do you push her away? Your former best friend? Give her a chance, it looks like she might really be making some progress to heal after rejection from you.

On a different note, I wonder what’ll happen after this…
I think there’ll be lots of Sandy drama during their meeting, especially because of Mike’s really strange reaction to her text.
Lucy will either run, fight, for once get over it and find self-confidence and confidence or just freeze and be speechless.
I really hope it’s the third one.
Peace out- Charlie teh Unicorn

Charlie teh Unicorn November 26, 2011, 9:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #193973

oops, I meant self confidence and self love. Sorry!

Charlie teh Unicorn November 26, 2011, 9:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #193974

I’m staying up at night because of a dispute between cartoon cats…… what have I become? Is this THAT good? Or have I changed?

Seikyuu November 26, 2011, 9:50 PM EST.

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Kite November 26, 2011, 9:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #193976

Just adding insult to injury aren’t you now Mike? Because that’s what my whole thought process tonight seems to be about. “Who cares about your thought process?”

Mike, calm down jeez the whole country’s heard you by now. You need to LEARN TO LIVE WITH HER.

Now would be an appropriate time to buy a Team Lucy button, no?
(yes I know they don’t have any although I’d totally buy one plus a Team Paulo one if the did XP )

Also I agree with Shada, it does add character. If it had just went directly from the third to the fifth one it wouldn’t have been the same nor nearly as effective.

Can’t wait for Monday’s. : ) Or should that be sadface? : (

JC November 26, 2011, 10:37 PM EST.

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… It’s about time.

Also to all you “Mike is a jerk blah blah blah” people. Shut up, you probably don’t remember that Mike suffered greatly because of Lucy. But you don’t care do you? you just want your MikexLucy fix.

Ark November 26, 2011, 10:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #193979

Mike I believe you are trying to push away Lucy because you are trying to protect her from something. I read through the comic and I remember the instant you were attacked in the alley. After seeing how Lucy would allow herself to be hurt to protect you, You started to change and after thinking about what you should do you picked Sandy as the perfect replacement for Lucy. Maybe you picked Sandy because she is far away or you could love her more than you could with Lucy. Seeing you cry after yelling you hate Lucy shows you are lying to yourself and feel bad about all the emotional pain Lucy pushed you through and also shows how hard you try to push her away.

Sorry I was doing a little online thinking :) I Really hope to see some action happen in this comic soon like Sandy walking in right now or Mike grabbing Lucy and crying over her shoulders.

Adrienne November 26, 2011, 11:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #193981

Jeeze, dude, I understand she practically made your life a living hell, but at least she’s trying to work things out! You don’t have to go screaming at her and telling her you hate her.

Satora November 26, 2011, 11:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #193982

what h-e double hockey stick is this.. why the heck is he so angry and perplexed about this his expression says i hated to tell you this.. what the h

BONK November 26, 2011, 11:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #193983

Wow. First time I’ve seen a “best friend since childhood” relationship get burned down like this. I think Mike’s just taking a chance here and he’s trying to force Lucy to move on from the fact that he just doesn’t like her. Maybe he just wants to be with Sandy and doesn’t want to look back at any previous feelings he had for Lucy, thus, attempting to breaking all bonds with her. Either way, he’s probably thinking it’d be a lot less painful for both of them if they were distant from each other.
Poor Lucy though..she’s probably going to be (even more) depressed for quite a while now. And unless Mike gets new friends or starts apologizing later on, I can’t imagine him getting a friendly greeting from anyone from the group now. Way to involve even more drama in your life pal.

dynamo5 November 26, 2011, 11:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #193985

My friend introduced me to BCB a few weeks ago and I’m still behind. This page seems really harsh but I give credit to a fellow comic creator. Great job and two thumbs up.

EmoFox22 November 27, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #193987

@Ark: No. You shut up. Mike is being a jerk. He said himself she needed him. He’s quite aware of the damage he’s causing unless his denial is strong enough to make him unaware of it. Maybe? You forgot some things that hurt your base logic a bit. Perhaps you should review stuff. Oh, lastly, if it wasn’t for Lucy protecting him, Alejandro likely would have killed Mike a pretty good while ago. We can’t really tell if he was planning to hurt Lucy more, make her into something he could profit from, or just kill her too.

Was worried about spoilers, but this is the newest page. Nothing spoiled if you’re up-to-date. I’m not saying her “be mean to the guy you like” habit wasn’t painful, Ark, but he’s being far meaner than justified. And he’s doing it to someone who’s been leaving him be or being friendly for a bit now. What did him finally talking to her after a while do? She burst into tears and thanked him just for that. Facts and all that.

Hoheh :smirk:, the overly wordy BCB fan, shutting up now.

Hoheh November 27, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #193989

If Mike were saying this to Daisy, she’d be all like - “Well, then why ya cryin’ Mike? If yo’ cryin’, then ya mustn’t 100% ‘ate meh, ya know?”

Sadly, it is Lucy Mike is aiming his hatred towards.
She is going to die. ;_;

Irenezelle November 27, 2011, 1:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #193990


Defutz November 27, 2011, 1:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #193991

That’s fantatic. No, really. She is drawing cartoons about highschool furry cats and dogs and you are going “make it stop, make it stop!” That’s skill.

bla November 27, 2011, 1:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #193993

So, Mike, I’m getting the feeling you hate someone… is it David?

Seriously Serious November 27, 2011, 1:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #193994

Next Thing To Happen
:unsure: I HATE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!
Mad Lucy -cries and runs off-
8-D -walking around and notices Lucy crying- What’s wrong?
>:( M-M-M-Mike
8-D Im going to kick his *** now…
>:( -slightly smiles-
8-D Hey green eyes!!!!!!!
:unsure: What?!
8-D -Beats Mike’s lights out-

Ikuto November 27, 2011, 1:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #193995

It does take guts for Mike to say that to her in her face…I applauded to you, Mike.

But, wow…I’m now more curious whats going to happen in the next chapter.

Aoriki November 27, 2011, 2:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #193996

There is nothing “brave” about what Mike has done.

What kind of friend does something like this. I have NEVER seen a person react this way EVER in my entire life. I’ve had friends get into fights and stop being friends but never have I seen someone totally disregard someone’s feelings so horribly or disregard them as a person to this extent. Even if he does truly “hate her” he could have gone about it in a better manner.

There is no love or caring here.

He truly does not have any regard for her at all anymore. To emotionally wound someone like this takes a severe lack of anything. At this point he is nothing but selfish. And with how Lucy has been, she’s lucky if she makes it through. She probably will because she is the main female protagonist, but there is no doubt in my mind that this will mess her up. If she was a real person I could see her developing trust issues, manic depression, and perhaps even suicidal tendencies.

My anger at Mike is only rivaled by pity for Sandy. She’s dating a horrible person and has no idea. I know she would realize she doesn’t know who Mike is anymore if she knew about this. I only hope she realizes before she gets in too deep or doesn’t start to become too dependent on him.

However I do know one thing. If it doesn’t work out with Sandy and he goes to Lucy she had better kick him to the curb. Otherwise she is what is known as a “backup girl”. And that is when I will loose all faith in this comic.

Kara November 27, 2011, 2:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #193997

it almost looks like mike looks down and sees he is crying, which brings on another wave of fresh anger because he can’t even contain how much it kills him to pretend/admit (what ever theory you follow) that he hates her

Alpharius November 27, 2011, 2:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #193998

I just read 2 years of the comic and caught up. T__T Never have I felt so many emotions at once. I’m gonna cry now :C

nalem November 27, 2011, 2:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #193999

I think Mike forgot on what he said at this point during their friendship.
I’m really curious to know what he’d say if someone reminded him of that moment…

The Silent Watcher November 27, 2011, 3:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #194001

The majority of adolecents today cannot even comprehend what the word “hate” means. Therefore I have concluded that mike is trying to be bruddah.

Reiza November 27, 2011, 3:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #194002

I think he’s in denial because he knows that he still has feelings for Lucy and probably knows in his heart and in the depths of his mind that his relationship with Sandy will not last. So in turn he’s acting out his frustration on Lucy thinking that if he makes her “go away” it will be easier for him to deal with the strain of a long distance relationship such as it is. Sadly I think he’ll find out the hard way that this will be the biggest mistake he’ll ever make and will regret it. Of course this is just my own opinion on how it will go. I can’t wait to find out.

Joey November 27, 2011, 3:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #194003

[to what Mike just said] *whispers* Liar…

Sarge November 27, 2011, 3:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #194004

and this is why i should always have a computer on me at all times instead of disapearing for a week to the middle of no where. holy crud mike…. i give Lucy some good props though… she was taking this all quite well… she reminds me of myself because i do this all the time though i haven’t had to deal with an outburst as big as this… mike just needs a hug if you ask me… from a big fat fuzzy teddy bear… he is like the grinch that stole the happiness from humanity right now…. dude… calm it down. :L

lemme sleep plz November 27, 2011, 4:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #194005

@Joey: Amen, brother. I hear ya, and I concur. And hopefully, it will not end like this.

Harris012 November 27, 2011, 6:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #194006

Oh. Mikie’s all cried up :-(

badger November 27, 2011, 6:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #194007

I’ve seen people write complete essays on this issue, when this all thing can be boiled down to a simple fact. They’re teenager, guys! I doubt even Mike can grasp the nature of waht he just said. Hormones » rationality

Thatoneguy November 27, 2011, 9:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #194008

Jeeze Mike, calm down! I don’t think you even know what you’re feelin’ right now. Are you mad at Lucy, because she’ll always be there when Sandy wont?

Amber November 27, 2011, 9:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #194009

i am guessing that it will be the last time they will see each other till sandy is gone again sandy GO AWEY……thank u hurr and joey i believe u guy to peace…..

thathurts,good? November 27, 2011, 10:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #194010

man, I’m starting to be too afrid to read this comic because I just end up heart aching to death DX
I want to be angry at someone, but I don’t know who because they all have their intentions. IT’S FRUSTURATING AND IT’S MAKING ME CRY!!!
I know this is a drama comic but GOD, just make the emotional tragedies stop for a while and give me something to laugh or “aaaw” at for once!

Twinkel13 November 27, 2011, 10:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #194011

this comic is giving me a roller coaster ride of emotions. damn you, Taeshi. DAMN YOU. :nope:

someone...notXme, someone November 27, 2011, 10:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #194012

Ouch. I…I…wow. Uhh…Mike? It was Mike? Not Lucy? Really? Uhh…

I guess…I guess I might as well take the scissors and cut out the banner that once symbolized their friendship and possible relationship.

Dang. If it were Lucy, we could still be hoping for them to make up or something, but since it was Mike…I guess it’s more permanent.

There goes all my hope for the couple-to-be. And apparently, this is so heartbreaking I don’t know who else to root for.

Oh. Sandy’s coming next week.

I Forgot My Username November 27, 2011, 10:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #194013

I was snooping around in the Character’s profiles and
Oh, and Jackie Chan. XD

A Visitor November 27, 2011, 11:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #194014

Lack of forgiveness? I think he should put his anger away and see that she is just trying to be so nice for him. Although I can understand why he’s that angry…

AnonymousUbahn November 27, 2011, 11:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #194015

I bet i know whats gonna happen next…… ._. …. this isnt gonna be good

RandomPanda2 November 27, 2011, 11:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #194016

I know that he hates her but never will stop caring :) , he says that all his anger and sadness is brought by her but he can’t say he hates her so much he would not risk his life for her, right? :unsure: . I hate a lot of people but never could say I would not care at all.

Soooo yeah mike is just acting like a huge *** but deep inside he still cares, anyone knows that.

Until the time comes and he really has to make that decision again of his life or hers, I’m not gonna mark him of just yet because there is always good in every one even if they are not showing it. ;)

Noah hevon November 27, 2011, 11:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #194017

I actually liked this a lot. The combination of tears and anger that resounds on this page is the three-dimension of Mike’s character that I’ve missed for quite some time. Maybe they’ll never be friends, maybe this, maybe that, but at the end of the day, you’ve made me remember Mike again. I’ve missed the character that acts out of emotion and impulse, I’ve missed the way he puts everything out there. While he might be happy with Sandy, I felt that there was a lack of… spark? Not between them, no, but in their entire relationship. It was as if while in the relationship, Mike lost his luster. He became kind of a two-dimensional, predictable character: He’s going to lose patience with Lucy again, he’s going to ignore Lucy, he’s going to be stupid in love with Sandy, whatever. Here, we see something that is vicious and terrible and wonderfully…human.

I still don’t like Lucy. That’s just because she’s real enough for me that our personalities don’t match up. I’m not the kind of person to be like, “I want her to die,” because that’s ridiculous, but I’d love to see some of this from her. For me, Lucy’s never been emotional, and while I’m sure this is because she works by logic, it bothers me because I have no reason to love her: she’s still going to be a shut-off cold little kitten, lost in the tundra. But then, she’s grown into her heart enough that maybe I could warm up to her. Maybe.

Annnnd….a wall of text…

Indigo November 27, 2011, 12:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #194018

It’s weird, because Mike is my favorite character in BCB, and we share the same birthday!!
And the same age, actually.
This is awesome

badger November 27, 2011, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #194019

and this is where fans group up in one gang ant form a fan art video playing to I HATE EVETYTHING ABOUT YOU by 3days grace

TotallyDrawn November 27, 2011, 1:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #194020

@The silent watcher: Watch Taeshi’s comment on the comic after that one.

7 November 27, 2011, 1:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #194021

I love this! why are you so good at this! whyyyyyy!!!!

poor mike…I’m not a fan girl of him but i know that boat that he’s floating in…I’m impressed he managed to get it out.
And since I’m so surprised by his astounding courage after all these years of friendship; I’m going to announce that I suspect sandy is also pushing him to say this (either subconsciously, consciously, or a subconscious pressure though the concept of ‘sandy’ that pushes mike to be so… head-over-heart).

farla November 27, 2011, 1:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #194022

Is this going to end like “Having kitties” intermission?

FenixWong951 November 27, 2011, 1:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #194023

You know, speculation on this (considering he is tearing up and crying as he is saying this) I think he does care on some level. At least to an extent. I kinda feel he may be pushing her away because he doesn’t want to fall for Lucy, he doesn’t want to feel strong emotions for her that could ruin his relationship with his girlfriend that he barely sees >:

Twitchy19 November 27, 2011, 2:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #194025

Hello mister what makes you think i wasn’t happy already. That. That does.

Amazing Lagann November 27, 2011, 2:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #194026

WOAH! I’m like WTF right now :question:

Aura L. Fox November 27, 2011, 3:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #194027


Avory November 27, 2011, 4:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #194028

WHAT A TWIST! is M. Night Shymalan around here somewhere? 8-D

Wolfy November 27, 2011, 4:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #194029

Damn…this makes the previous pages make a whooole lot…of sense o.O

You can tell from the range of emotions on this page that Mike has been trying to gather the courage to actually say this. He’s being especially blunt about it, but sometimes, it’s one of the most effective ways of getting one’s feelings across.

Chocothunda November 27, 2011, 5:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #194030

w… wow :question:

doug November 27, 2011, 5:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #194031

Saving Lucy by forcing her from an impossible relationship? o:

Heireau November 27, 2011, 6:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #194032

Um… I’m not sure if mike really means it because he crys more when he says I hate you, Lucy… :/

Candy November 27, 2011, 6:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #194033

@Stripes: The hell kind of comment is that? I’d appreciate the being bothered by the current events, like most readers, but you insulting Taeshi and not even bothering to spell it right? Your critique effort is the pathetic thing thing here. You couldn’t even see the things explained in the last 5 pages. For example, Mike has been a jerk to more than just Lucy when not talking to Sandy. You’re an idiot and you won’t be missed if you’re going to get hostile over a story you can’t even be bothered to notice before commenting.
tl;dr Nothing of value was lost.

@Ven: That was beautiful. And we know at least the replacement part, until he got in touch with Sandy again, was true. What do Mike’s old scarf, Sandy’s bow, and Lucy’s eyes have in common? That realization was a punch when I first caught it.

Hoheh :x goes back to waiting for Monday…

Hoheh November 27, 2011, 6:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #194034

Wait……………confusion tho becuz mike says he hates Lucy but he is crying……..WTF?!?!???!?!!!????!?!!!?!?!?!??!?!?!??! !
Does he regret it???????????????

The kid tht was nvr here November 27, 2011, 6:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #194035

Seriously if she doesn’t punch him in the face like NOW then she needs to grow a pair. I mean WTF “My life sucks and it’s all your fault!”. Is he delusional or something?

Battle-chan November 27, 2011, 6:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #194036

Mike’s stupid
Lucy’s stupid
Everyone is stupid and have no idea how to handle their problems Mad Lucy

Let’s watch, kay? ;)
I think we should all stop analyzing each page individually and wait for at least this chapter to end. Once we read everything together, maybe it’ll make more sense.

Missme November 27, 2011, 7:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #194037

Angst level set to %4938. Ego long been dead, Oh God its fourth impact!

Neoresolution November 27, 2011, 7:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #194038

Bit*ch move Mike.Its idiot season. *Loads shotgun* :-* Im coming for you!

BitterSweetCandyBowl November 27, 2011, 8:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #194039

damn…………………………………. I hate you too Michael! I hate you too, you Jerk-*** MoFo.

cracktastic November 27, 2011, 8:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #194040

Lucy is going Fluttershy mode: ” you’re… going to LOVE MEE!!!!”

Mayonaka November 27, 2011, 8:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #194041

But then Mike is gona go Rainbowdash mode and throw Tank at her

yup November 27, 2011, 8:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #194042

Why do the comments get nastier and nastier with the aprox. of a new page? :S

@Taeshi How in the world do you cope!? D:

C: November 27, 2011, 8:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #194043

Cool. Can we kill him off now?
I don’t give a **** if he’s being “brave”, you can’t justify his behaviour. There’s nothing “honorable” or “honest” about being a douche. I’ll be really happy when Sandy works out how awful he is and dumps him so he can get a taste of his own medicine.

Ali November 27, 2011, 8:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #194044

There’s a lot of hateing going on right now in the comments.
Feels bad man. Feels bad.

Stickyglue November 27, 2011, 8:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #194045

yup: Then,Lucy’s going to bounce back,Flutterb*tch style. ;)

BitterSweetCandyBowl November 27, 2011, 8:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #194046

This chapter is so fulfilling and doesn’t feel like it’s “just there.” I love how we’re getting somewhere, ANYWHERE, with Mike and Lucy’s “relationship.”

eccentrik November 27, 2011, 8:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #194047

I just started reading this (lol, I know, late right?) And I’m only on the part when we first learn about sandy, I said screw it and skipped ahead.

WTH?! D:

I love this so far, but I really wish I hadn’t had skipped ahead. This just kind of ruined it. ;_;

Jackiesoarous November 27, 2011, 8:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #194048

why mike,WHY :(

alex November 27, 2011, 9:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #194049

…. Why mike… You bump your head?

Hecker November 27, 2011, 9:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #194051

I understand he needs to get his feelings of her out in the air, but it feels like he does it in such a heartless way…
He always assumes he is JUST a crutch when shes also in love with him, yet he goes and just rips her heart to shreds without an inch of sympathy. At least she tried to patch it up :(
I think he just justifies all his actions on some things she has done in the past and then treads on them til the end of time as an excuse to be rude, and frankly obnoxious. :nope:
Sandvich, OUT! 8-D

P.S. I wonder how Lily will react to all this D:

Sandvich November 27, 2011, 10:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #194052

I honestly can’t decide if I should be happy or sad about Mike’s revelation. 8-D It kind of just makese me sad they can’t settle things more civilly.

Silvia November 27, 2011, 10:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #194054

Well we all knew about that by now Mike, but couldn’t you just say it calmly without being a whiny baby?

KitKatMuffin November 27, 2011, 10:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #194055

bcb Y U NO UPDATE? :nope:

alex November 27, 2011, 11:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #194056

it still has an hour alex :P

Gingin November 27, 2011, 11:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #194057

oh (sad face ;_; )

alex November 27, 2011, 11:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #194058

welp its gone from bitter sweet to just bitter :(

Thespianut November 27, 2011, 11:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #194059

Thespianut is right.

Meoww November 27, 2011, 11:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #194060

I think everyone should remember that there is still at least a years worth of content left to this comic if not more, according to Taeshi herself, so this one arc is not the final word on MikexLucy

Deuce Moose November 27, 2011, 11:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #194061

it is if she dies

SuitCase November 27, 2011, 11:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #194062

Next page is either gonna be A) just a 1 frame pic of her just shattered b) her slapping him C)just walking away or D)raping his ******* ***!

Nick November 27, 2011, 11:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #194063

lucy DIES WTF???? :nope:

alex November 27, 2011, 11:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #194064

True. But then again if he doesn’t then there is still more time.

Ps if Lucy does die in this arc I expect a daisy pregnancy arc. No if and or buts

Deuce Moose November 27, 2011, 11:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #194066

srsly…. they’re only like 15, and just adolescents (read: stupid) so I bet they say a lot of things that they don’t mean.
However Mike seems really final on this…… lol at least this allows BCB to elaborate and the storyline to thicken EVEN MORE!
Oh god Taeshi you really upped the drama on this didn’t you! but don’t worry, there’s more- SANDY VISIT *GASP*
how will this play out?! hopefully with Lucy finding support in her friends and not just Mike.

me gusta November 27, 2011, 11:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #194067

@ Deuce Moose

I COMPLETELY agree with the last half of your comment

PyroManiac November 27, 2011, 11:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #194068

wtf? suitcase why u gotta troll us like that huh?

treblig November 27, 2011, 11:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #194069

@treblig ….or is he?…. *DUN DUN DUNNNNN*

Ven November 27, 2011, 11:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #194070

ooooooooo only 2 minutes
i wonder who will be the first to die in this comic…. o.o

tralalala November 27, 2011, 11:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #194071

LoL site gets overloaded right at 11:00 CST

Ven November 28, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #194074

Haha did the site crash or sumthing?

ThatOtherMichael November 28, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #194515

De nile. Not just a river in Egypt.

Hinochi November 28, 2011, 12:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #194679

To those who have been saying mike is justified in the way he has been acting, i have been in a similar situation where i was trying to patch things up and received nothing but aggression in return. (About a year after giving up he came to me and apologized but that’s not the point.) Point is, Mike is not taking the high road here or getting over something within himself by coming out and saying he hates her. It’s unnecessary aggression. She is not trying to become romantically involved with him, only fix what was broken. Looking back, it was never her fault any of this was so strained, their friends who didn’t understand the situation pushed it to this level. Lucy is being overdramatic about it, but not to him.

EmmaBemmaNem November 28, 2011, 9:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #194721

jesus christ no

Aries November 29, 2011, 2:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #196969

Just in case you didnt hear it the first time he repeated himself, twice.

I only fear how she will react after she exits.

Confectionary December 6, 2011, 8:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #199434

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, drama! XD

Don\'t hate ppl December 12, 2011, 9:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #203057

with you hate lucy why you cried when you say it? I think you like she a bit yet uuuu somethink in air :3 :x

unkow December 26, 2011, 2:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #205548

he seems like hes in denial but i feel bad for lucy :c

AwkwardMarshmellow January 12, 2012, 11:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #206299

Ohhhhh! The red lines are back!!!!!

Just sayin' January 23, 2012, 3:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #206935

It’s getting worst!!!
(comic is still awesome!!!)

SGRTC January 29, 2012, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #207778

Mike x lucy lovers have a freakin field day

YoungVegeta February 3, 2012, 10:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #210142

I hate Sandy now. Forever.

Icekingdom February 22, 2012, 6:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #210914

I hate what yall are doing to lucey Mike that was crapy as hell im ******

Jacoby March 4, 2012, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #212046

Oh man Iam so hurting inside

tk March 16, 2012, 3:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #212799

Although I’m totally a pauloxlucy shipper you know they say love and hate are close emotions. However, this still makes me sad because I feel mike is way overreacting to this. Lucy was actually making an effort to be civil and he just explodes. ;_;

Sylvia March 27, 2012, 3:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #214322


SarashiTheCat April 13, 2012, 11:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #215323


TheRavingFangirl April 28, 2012, 1:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #215370


Fire Pelle April 29, 2012, 7:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #215979

Okay, I think this comic is taking ove rmy life. Im crying right now, and im a guy…. And Im strait, to.

TheShucke May 7, 2012, 8:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #216192

You tell her mike!

YoungVegeta May 10, 2012, 7:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #216310

Harsh.. ;_;

RandomFox2 May 11, 2012, 9:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #216361

Fuuuuuuuuu Miiiiiiiiiiikkkeeee you *****!

Kuro May 13, 2012, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #217341

To be fair, she beat him, rejected him and sort of abused him a bit… I don’t see a single evening of being civil to him getting Lucy out of trouble. Over the summer vacation arc he jumped off a cliff-thing to save her, sacrificing himself and to thank him she punched him and yelled. Not only that, you can’t expect someone to love you just because you love them; it’s not how it works. I can appreciate her attempt to rebuild the friendship but at the moment it’s a bit too late.

Meep May 25, 2012, 6:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #217557

O.O Wow, someone really DOES need to fix the stick up his ***! HARSH AS HELL! Damn, he knows how to break a girl’s heart!

Nakomiwolf May 28, 2012, 11:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #217957

1) She can’t express her feelings, and when she does it’s always too late.
2) When she tries to save someone, she gets saved instead.
3) She’s dependent on Mike, and she’s never learned independence.

Still… Lucy still tries. She tries her very best. She’s risked her life for Mike twice now, and she’s always helping to cheer him up when he’s down. Even when she knew she wasn’t a match for Sandy, she still wanted to support Mike in any way she could. With as many hard hits as she’s taken in life, the fact that she’s still around shows how much she cares. Mike has got is good compared to her; he’s got friends, a sweet girlfriend, good grades, and high sportsmanship. He’s probably hurt Lucy more than she’s hurt him. He’s alienated her to a world without him, and unlike Lucy, his love was requited (he really has it tough). So all that considered, Is being NICE to Lucy when he’s telling her off really too much to ask?

Chinatsu June 1, 2012, 11:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #219598

This is my favorite chapter :D

BlackHeart13 June 21, 2012, 10:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #219837

ME AGAIN. if you dont remember me, read the comments on the first 13 or 14 pages of this chapter. I wont be leaving a why not zoidberg comment on this page, but I will say this, I laughed on this page. I though it was funny how Mike didn’t let Lucy get away that easily. The whole time lucy was just digging her own grave. It was pretty harsh though.

Dr. Zoidberg June 23, 2012, 5:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #219883

How did his sister not hear that shout?!??

Death of Ink June 24, 2012, 10:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #220340

Go hang yourself, Mike, because it’s obvious you’re not growing up anytime soon.
Some girl who used to torment me, but is now trying to be my friend while I’m still trying to hate her, is the greatest grief in my entire existence.
So, I’m going to get about as emotional as someone climaxing during intercourse and yell at the top of my lungs, “I hate you”.
Good job, Mike, because we know that’s how all problems get solved.

Frotar June 27, 2012, 4:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #220501

It pains him to say it. Inside it kills him to say “I hate you” but his anger is in controll. ._.

Good job, bro :/

Cloudy June 29, 2012, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #224121

Nevermind, it went Nuclear.

Flyboy July 30, 2012, 11:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #224755

choke on your LIES
Swallow up your GREED
suffer all alone in your MISERY
i am determine to make you listen to that >;D

hope its 7 August 7, 2012, 1:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #226172

Perfect example of when bottled up emotions no longer decide to be bottled up.

Flyboy August 25, 2012, 7:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #226987

When she kills herself, he might regret that.
Knowing Mike it is a ‘might’

Someone September 2, 2012, 3:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #228891

Frankly when i first learnt about BCB, this is the first page i ever saw. I didnt understand a thing about it, but when i read the previous 10 pages or so.
I started to cry.

zandramus September 19, 2012, 9:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #228942


From: The Cult of The Player
To: The Cult Of The Scarf

She’s OURS!!!!!!!! 8-)!!!!!!!!!!! XD BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

Taiwer2 September 20, 2012, 9:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #231642

this happend to me…..only i was freaking 11 and Zari freaking blew up!
she blew her top and freaking couldn’t take the rumours…….she broke up with me. D: Sometimes I wonder Why i share my past with you all….

Cloud Chaser the Brony October 21, 2012, 1:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #231647

I see tears. It hurts him to say things like that. I can tell. He can’t truly hate her. then it wouldn’t be Bittersweet candy bowl anymore. It’d be… Bitter saltines bowl.

Rylan October 21, 2012, 1:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #232258

My ship… it’s.. sinking…. again..

Hoodlum November 4, 2012, 2:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #234983

This is Why I hate Mike Now.

S.Chambers December 29, 2012, 10:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #235053

i hate you mike!

catdream December 31, 2012, 1:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #236693


Troll January 16, 2013, 6:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #237504

he…he said it….

paula January 27, 2013, 8:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #237577

this has to be one of my fav dramatic cant take it anymore senes. the “…….i hate you lucy…I HATE YOU!!

paula January 28, 2013, 1:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #238091


Sarathewise February 1, 2013, 11:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #238168

Mike is a dick.

Justin February 3, 2013, 3:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #240275

This is how I envision Mike saying those words:

Blaze33405 March 6, 2013, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #242682

Mike you ****ing hypocrite YOU WERE HAVING FUN WITH HER PLAYING VIDEO GAMES JUST A FEW PAGES AGO you have brought upon the rage of hundreds of BCB fans YOU DO NOT DESERVE SANDY with this page and the previous you have brought my liking you to ZERO CONGRATULATIONS

Sambo April 8, 2013, 7:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #242931

Mike, you just had to blurt out everything. Mad Lucy I feel sorry for Lucy, dealing with you all the time even when Sandy left you. :((I have nothing against her)

MadAtYou April 12, 2013, 1:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #243174

well that’s a bit much, *****

SimonD April 16, 2013, 9:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #243916

Haters gonna hate… ANNNNND all renewed hopes of MikexLucy have been thrown off a cliff…

IForgotMyUsername April 25, 2013, 9:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #244393

Goddamnit, I am tearing up.

**** you, Mike. **** you.

4hStar April 30, 2013, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #246147

More condescension and cruelty please, weve waited sooo very long for this XD

Misanthrope May 20, 2013, 8:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #249644

…Mike?…. if you hate her….. then why are you crying?

Curtis June 16, 2013, 3:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #255051

I see it hurts him, saying that he hates her.

akamonster July 29, 2013, 2:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #260550

Of you hate her so much mike, why are you crying

Shadow September 28, 2013, 3:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #260563

Well, the **** has hit the fan. D:

Cal September 28, 2013, 5:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #263062

Wow, seriously, what a little bitch. He deserves everything he’s got coming to him when people find out about this.

Vix October 25, 2013, 8:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #264475

Why the F*** do all of you hate mike? So he got mad at Lucy and got a little overboard with the yelling, but that doesn’t mean you have to be little S***s to Mike. Do you remember all the crappy things Lucy did to Mike and the gang? Believe me, I was going with the LucyxMike ship too, but lucy needs to understand he has a girlfriend now that was a lot better than Lucy ever was, and Mike is really brave for expressing so. If anything, you should blame Lucy for being so emo in the later pages.

Flamessnake November 5, 2013, 7:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #270400

**** u mike **** you

crying girl December 16, 2013, 8:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #283083

Why you gotta do dat to meh… ;_;

Sette Ro June 24, 2014, 10:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #296586

Holy crap, you definitely weren’t kidding around with the “drama filled chapter” comment at the start.

yellowcrash10 April 3, 2015, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #298234

Don’t listen to them damn haters,
Never listen to any damn hater.

Illuminaughty April 29, 2015, 12:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #298946

you know mike it’s funny how dumb you are sometimes because Lucy was nice to you

bill cipher May 13, 2015, 9:04 PM EST.

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