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Veronica: Whoops, we were both napping. Here’s your update!

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Comment ID #200607

What happened to the art? It’s blurry!
Coughing up hairballs are we, Lucy?
Oh, maybe the art represents Lucy’s vision/feeling! Good job Taeshi, unless i’m reading into nothing…

She used to be okay, then she took an arrow to the knee.

Amazing Lagann December 16, 2011, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #200608

She’s finally broken and she isn’t really taking all this too well. I believe this is only the beginning of Lucy’s spiral of depression at this point and the thought of the person that she loves so much is, literally, making her sick to her stomach. We can only speculate at what might happen next if what Mike says is true and everyone leaves her though karma may have a different say in the matter.

Izaya December 16, 2011, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #200609

Well then…this could only end badly.

EDIT: Holy…did I actually get the top three comments? Wow! now I feel I HAVE to say more.

Ok so the art here is great, as friggin’ always. I really can get the feel of how broken down and sick Lucy is feeling right now. Also I have to say, her looking over to Mike’s phone I’m just getting a horrible HORRIBLE feeling that she’s going to do something and cause her and Mike to grow even farther. Though at this point I don’t know if Lucy cares anymore.

I don’t know how this will play out, but it really does seem as if it could end badly. Then agian it’s possible that it could end well. She could text Sandy, get some explinations in or actually call and spill her guts out and Sandy realizes what really was going on, not just the abuse.

Oooor there could be more drama fuel and she could just make it where it seems that Mike doesn’t want Sandy to come and ‘breaks-up’ with her. Oh the possibilities that could unfold! Now I’m just dying for next update…Oh well! Until Mondy I suppose ;)

FireFang December 16, 2011, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #200610

Oh noes!

Will Mike apologize? Will Sandy find out about both of their douche-faggory? Will Lucy send an angry text to Sandy? Will Mikes Mom ever hear the good news? And good lord, who will clean up the vomit! Seriously, it’s going to stain.

Find out next time on Bittersweet Candy Bowl…

Also, it supposed to look blurry for symbolism, I believe.

Shada December 16, 2011, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #200611

wtf is that thing next to the bed :question:

Thespianut December 16, 2011, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #200612


Noneedfornames December 16, 2011, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #200613

Mike: o/
Lucy: \\o
Both: \\o/
Start voting!



Outdone by an arrow to the knee…
I give up.

Never here December 16, 2011, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #200614

oh snap! lucy dont do it!

@taeshi ahh you are so lucky to nap during the spring, wont get to here for another few months :/

Chelis December 16, 2011, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #200615

It’s a bed : D

Musashi December 16, 2011, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #200616

1st? nice

Matt December 16, 2011, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #200617

Hoooo boy. We were right. She’s sick.
Thank you for updating, Taeshi! I couldn’t wait to see what would happen next!
Ah, yes, and \\o

TheGhost December 16, 2011, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #200618


Nope December 16, 2011, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #200619

*gasp* Lucy no!

do it

Scaught December 16, 2011, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #200620

Poor Lucy :(

Hmm..I wonder what she’s going to do next. Her attention seems to have diverted towards…Mike’s phone? :O

Aika December 16, 2011, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #200621

Wow, Mike has inspired physical sickness in Lucy. That takes talent.

Xenos December 16, 2011, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #200622

Huh so people were right she was gonna vomit.

@Shada It ain’t that hard to clean out a trash can.

Adams December 16, 2011, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #200623

Aw pissburger, Lucy, please don’t touch Mike’s cell phone! Don’t make this worst than it even is!! Get out of that room NOW!

Lock December 16, 2011, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #200624

take his phone

Matt December 16, 2011, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #200625

@Thespianut Their bag of chips, I think.

Locho Lol December 16, 2011, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #200626


Sad December 16, 2011, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #200627

The art looks half-assed.

Nope December 16, 2011, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #200628


Oh man oh man oh man > > I love the way this page is drawn…. aaaaaaaaaahhh so much anticipation. Damn, Taeshi, you do know how to hook readers.

Looking forward to Monday :D

Amaris December 16, 2011, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #200629

OHMIGOSH Lucy!! *holds her ribbon back* I’m sorry this happened to you!

BTW Love the drawing style on this page. It looks like we are feeling like Lucy is… confused to the point where everything looks shaky!

Silversoma December 16, 2011, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #200630

Uh oh Lucy.. Don’t use that phone :( Things are just gonna get worse for you than they already are..

Beros December 16, 2011, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #200631

Oh god, why do I feel like she’s going to do something she’ll regret…like taking Mike’s phone and texting Sandy or something….Maybe it’s just me. Can’t wait till next monday!!!

Inumaru12 December 16, 2011, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #200632

lol what a ***** she needs to stop bitching.

Ranger December 16, 2011, 12:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #200633

…Mikes phone?
left by itself…unattended.

lets see what kind of trouble we can get ourselves into this time ;)

Star Adder December 16, 2011, 12:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #200634

the outlines in this page are so thick and the art in general looks really rushed. >.o like maybe it’d look cool in one panel to express the moment of whatever was happening, but all together it’s not the best page. now it looks like Lucy’s gonna take a peak at Mike’s phone. mmm. o^o

rishi-chan December 16, 2011, 12:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #200635

hehe probably she’s gonna throw mike’s phone in the trash with vomit LOL

Lelah Hearts December 16, 2011, 12:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #200636

Damn ***** ****ed up in the world…

OFWGKTA December 16, 2011, 12:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #200637

Don’t make it worse, Lucy.

Sarge December 16, 2011, 12:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #200638

Oh Lord Lucy don’t…if you do god knows what will happen. Everything will become worse if you mess with that phone. Do yourself the favor and leave it alone!

WildChoco December 16, 2011, 12:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #200639

Poor thing, she could use a nice long rest, and possible a visit to a shrink.

OmegaB December 16, 2011, 12:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #200640

Don’t do it Lucy!! Be the better person and pick yourself up and move on!!

Anagha December 16, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #200641

so i take it she isnt taking this well.

Neila078 December 16, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #200642

Lucy, don’t you DARE do what I think you’re about to do! D:

Kakashi December 16, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #200643

Awww, noooo, don’t puke, please Lucy. You puke way too often for it to be good. @_@ Soon you’s gonna be losing dem teeth.

Sam December 16, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #200644

a normal responce….. this page’s art looks… off…. are we maybe all falling into Lucy’s psycy?

kikimmicoa December 16, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #200645

Will Lucy text Sandy?! :O Something bad would happen if she did.

Explanations and clear ups, maybe more hate fuel?

InRe December 16, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #200646

wow mike. way to make her puke. -sarcastic thumbsup- you are such a great guy. ohhh yeah. |: I bet you he won’t even notice she puked up in his trashcan.

edit: WOAHHH. WAIT! Mike left his precious phone?! surely that must be something else O.O
anyways Lucy isn’t as low as Mike and she would never do anything shallow. we all know Mike’s gonna get away with all of this because Lucy just won’t have the heart to rat him out :\

annon December 16, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #200647

LOL You’re all retarded.

Ranger December 16, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #200648

all is fair in love and war, and this has become a war, so the phone is fair game ;)

Thespianut December 16, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #200649

poor lucy but mike left his phooooooone …something tells me lucy is gonna find out something or do something either way shes gonna get to the bottom of things >3 this is getting good

DarkFox December 16, 2011, 12:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #200650

Y’all need’a stop breakin’ the site thrice weekly. Dummies. Mad Lucy

Nothin’ quite like a stress-related puke followed by a nap…
EDIT: Yes, I really thought she was going to nap. Shut up. Now… if Lucy calls or texts Sandy herself, will she even listen? Sandy seems the type to just say “I don’t like you! Leave me alone!” and hang up. And then tell Mike about it, of course. So…

Jessica U. Ingmann December 16, 2011, 12:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #200651

**** dude.
I’m not sure what to say, other than this isn’t going to end in a wonderful “happy-go-lucky” fashion.
Onto Monday(?)
I feel compelled to read on. I love but hate you Taeshi. :nope:

Sven December 16, 2011, 12:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #200652

pardon my enthusiasm but

Steve December 16, 2011, 12:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #200653

Arghhhhh!!! Don’t do it Lucy! Don’t give in to the dark side!!! If you just go home now things will get better faster! Don’t make it worse!

Can’t wait till Monday now.

Teeroy766 December 16, 2011, 12:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #200654

I’m thinking more along the lines of… that trash bin is going to get upturned on his bed… although the thought of her throwing his phone either in the trash (or out in the snow) definitely sounds like options available.

Charvale December 16, 2011, 12:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #200655

ive finally broken through to page 33! YESH! oh, and shes staring at the phone, and the orange stuff is ground up chips. the art is blurry because its from the vague viewpoint of lucy, who just barfed, and who dosent feel blurry after barfing?


curtisimo December 16, 2011, 12:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #200656

Suicide imminent! Oh no Lucy!

Saint Christopher December 16, 2011, 12:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #200657

ive finally broken through to page 33! YESH! oh, and shes staring at the phone, and the orange stuff is ground up chips. the art is blurry because its from the vague viewpoint of lucy, who just barfed, and who dosent feel blurry after barfing?


curtisimo December 16, 2011, 12:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #200658

This was a comment on the earlier page that a certain person it was aimed at had a hard time reading, the comments on the earlier page being too many to load on his simple surfing device. I apologize for the repitition, but this battle of loquatiousness is far too fun to end here.

And now… *cracks knuckles* for this bout to be effectuated definitively.

If I may for a moment transition onto the topic of this proving? Sesquipedalians are quite entertaining to bandy about, and certainly they pique more interest than the more hackneyed phrases to those who understand, but when one’s targeted audience lacks M.S. degrees and one compresses several dozen of them into one parlance it becomes irrelivent whether or not your opponent has cognizance to their meaning. They simply become inelegant, the most potent of minds grimmace at the overall conflaguration of such a discouse. Hemmingway would be rolling in his grave for this, master of every sentance as he was.

Spelling and grammar is essential. It is ungainly to use such austere words and then, to use the common vernacular, “mess up” on the less abstruse of them. Some of these solecisms and misspellings I understand, but… *thesaurus, *procrastination, *appear, *Mein Kampf. Diction is but a part of composition. To have misspellings abound is like having strong bones… and atrophied flesh.

Pardon my discursiveness but I had to make that point.

Anyhoo, on the matter of Hitler I was oblivious to these details. I admit I am more of an English major type, I do know general history and assorted minutia on miscelaneous subjects, but things such as dates and minor names escape me. I was just generalizing a notion so that it may be understood. I did not realize you were an expert in that regard. I conceed that particular point, and would instead like to rephrase it.

What I meant to say was that Mike’s effusion of animosity is most certainly NOT what Lucy “needs.” What she requires is to talk. She needs to talk to someone. She needs to be told exactly what he thinks is bad with her, and why it would not work out between them. She needs to be handled carefully, as should all gentlemen with women. I believe the point that the true moral event horizon was crossed for Mike was when he stoped expressing his opinions of her and started to insinuate that his inclination would be shared by the others, when he stopped speaking of his feelings and started speaking of others’ feelings as if he was assured by unassailable facts. Indeed, I wonder at his gall in assuming that Abbey would ever be a friend to Mike if he was aware of the situation, or that Paulo would truly pick an already taken and contented Daisy over a Lucy wracked by soul-shattering misery and insecurity. No, he cannot truly give credence to the notion, it is impossible. That was chicanery, artifice to get Lucy to abandon her friends before they abandon her.

And furthermore, Mike’s clear apathy is astounding. I could understand his outburst if this was someting that would render them both miserable for days, if it was someting that hurt him to say but he saw a need to force himself to say it I could forgive him, but for it to be something barely worth a second thought for him is utterly appalling.

Now, for the less connected responses to assorted points you were making.

Justice; who is to judge true noble justice from base and bloody vengeance? Who is worthy of that utmost of tasks? No human who ever lived in this mortal, marterial world.

“The only evil is ignorance” ~Socrates
“[Ignorance] corrupts the inocent and is a smokescreen for the corrupt.” ~curtisimo

Socrates seems to agree with you. Or you with Socrates.

I am exhausted of material to speak upon. And I am still awake….

Damn. I thought It would work. So many words to dredge up from the depths of my consciousness, all for naught.

Oh, words. I believe the list I memorized was… 2540 words? Something like that. And somehow I STILL manage to learn a new word every day.

They weren’t very practical words, I think is why. The word “solecism” is hardly useful until you finally get to talk about something that is not quite maliproptism yet isn’t completely proper useage….

That being said… I positively adore the word “Sesquipedalians.” It’s so damn fun to just randomly drop in a sentance when someone uses a marginally obscure word. “Enough with your sesquipedalians! Speak you clearly man!” Lil Shakespherean twist on that there is always even more hilarious.

Well, I suppose it isn’t all quite for naught. I’m not sure but I might have won.

What’s your call, strider?

That’s exactly what I said.

Biblioholic December 16, 2011, 12:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #200659


AndyTheLazySheep December 16, 2011, 12:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #200660


Is she going to do what I think she’s going to do? D:

Poor Lucy. I feel horrible for her. I love the way she looks in the 7th panel. :P

Flara December 16, 2011, 12:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #200662

I have a terrible feeling that Lucy will text Sandy. That makes ME sick to MY stomach XD In all seriousness, I’m very worried for Mike at this point. Things CAN’T be the same after that…

Lokiallen December 16, 2011, 12:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #200663

And you’re the biggest loser of them all biblioholic.

Ranger December 16, 2011, 12:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #200664

I can see a faked mikexsandy convo on the phone by lucy coming up… or a phone out the window.

I’m thinking this could lead to mike breaking up with sandy… hmmmmm -do it =D-

kolarbear December 16, 2011, 12:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #200665

hopefully she acts as mike and sends a message to sandy saying that he’s breaking up with her and then have mikes life go to hell

cain 97 December 16, 2011, 12:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #200666

Oh Lucy don’t look at the phone, don’t make it worse D:

Mego December 16, 2011, 12:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #200667

Yay! She’s going to read Sandy’s texts and get even worse. Maybe Lucy’s just looking for confirmation of Mike’s story, but I’m hoping curiosity doesn’t kill this cat. (Or me for making the obvious pun.) At least I won’t have to see Mike rambling for the next few pages and I can’t wait to see how the chapter ends. Doing good work Taeshi. You’re the reason I’m at the edge of my computer desk in anticipation. :-*

Crystal December 16, 2011, 12:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #200668

Hahahahaha >:) there it is, th source of ur problems Lucy. Go on, take a look.

Lucyfer December 16, 2011, 12:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #200669

YES. THERE WILL BE DRAMA. Lucy’ll text Sandy or something, you just know it. i know she’ll do it. And hey I’d say to be mature and not stoop to his level… but Mike deserves a huge bite in the *** from karma.

That one bitch December 16, 2011, 12:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #200670

lucy is going to one of either three things:
1. breaks mikes phone
2. Using mikes phone, lucy sends sandy a text saying “I hate you.”
or 3. become ceiling Lucy and stalk/stare at Mike every night

yay December 16, 2011, 12:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #200671

Hey, same ***, get out of here, stop double posting.

Ranger December 16, 2011, 12:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #200672

I hope Lucy texts Sandy with a “How dare you!?” type of rant. Like “How dare you take Mike from me back when we were young, then move, then many MANY years later just randomly pop back into his life and take him from me again then dictate his decisions with your opinion of me whom you don’t even remember or really know?!”

KairaWolf December 16, 2011, 12:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #200673

She’s totally gonna text something nasty to Sandy.
I’m calling it.

Phantom December 16, 2011, 12:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #200674

No you!

Ranger December 16, 2011, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #200675

Don’t prove him right Lucy :( I hope she does something unexpected, as much as I want her to do something to that fudging phone it will only make things worse. I’d prefer she fainted or something and Mikes family walks in and sees what he’s done.

Kite December 16, 2011, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #200676

I believe the “gritty-ness” to the art here adds to the emotions that Lucy is feeling at the moment, a visual interpretation of what exactly the “world” feels like at the moment to Lucy…
and I would DEFINITELY feel like up-chucking if the that happened to me

Candy Corn Lover December 16, 2011, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #200677

uh oh, maybe she hasn’t clammed as much as we thought. somehow i think she’s gonna text sandy a hateful letter. probably a “you took my man from me you bitch” type of text. which won’t be good, not for a mike break up, but because in her current psychological state she’s gonna say some things in a fit of rage that make herself look way WAAAY worse in sandy’s eyes. oh boy, lucy you better not, your gonna make things worse for you because you’ll give mikes argument creedance.

i am definitely forseeing a dark lucy coming out of this situation. prepare for bad tess version 2

strider December 16, 2011, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #200678

Let the *** biting commence.
All aboard the karma train.

Nyxeris December 16, 2011, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #200679

Now for my take on this page:

Oh dear. Another cliffhanger. Another sudden expansion of possible drama. What’s new?

I’m looking forward to this, actually. Lucy’s gonna talk to the Puppet Master directly.

Not that I hold anything against dearest sweet Sandy. She can’t really know what she’s doing.

But what Lucy’s about to do is not going to help that…. unless it does.

I hope it does.

Biblioholic December 16, 2011, 12:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #200680

Biblioholic you suck, get lost.

Ranger December 16, 2011, 12:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #200681

well we all saw that coming

I sense ominous doom related to that cellphone….

Lucy don’t peep! the truth can often be ugly to see!

Flicker December 16, 2011, 12:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #200682

Take the phone Lucy! Do it! DO IT! Take it and run! Or take it and throw it out the window!

BLG December 16, 2011, 1:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #200683

I don’t think Lucy would text sandy, but instead read the entire text, see if anything was missed

Charmdra December 16, 2011, 1:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #200684

That’d it Lucy take his phone or sandy’s # and fake a mike being a jerk, so she breaks up with that bipolor dumb face!!!!

:) December 16, 2011, 1:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #200685

Lucy, be smart. Don’t take his phone, take Sandy’s number from it and then delete it off his phone. That will cause chaos for him for a short while, while also giving you an advantage in what to do. I recommend talking to Sandy. Tell her what happened, and if she agree with you, then double team on Mike. If she agrees with Mike, then make her life hell.

JD December 16, 2011, 1:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #200686

DO IT LUCY! Do it! Break that phone! Be a man! 8-D

… or ya know, text a message to Sandy. That’d work too.

Irenezelle December 16, 2011, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #200687

@Biblioholic You spelled “irrelevant” wrong… ;)

And “grimace”.

Edit: I apologize, my grammar Nazi got the best of me before I even got to your second paragraph, haha.

Locho Lol December 16, 2011, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #200688

…too much for one lass…

Blue Sly December 16, 2011, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #200689

Ha! She DID vomit.

It’s amazing how the pain and suffering in BCB delights me so… And yet, any time I see Katia Managan from Prequel starting to tear up, I feel HORRIBLE.


Maverik December 16, 2011, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #200690

Uh oh, I’m feeling some sort of sabotage coming this way. I’m thinking she’ll do something to put some doubt into Sandy’s mind. Besides that, I think this story is coming along rather nicely, and I can’t wait for next weeks page!

OneWithTheShades December 16, 2011, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #200691

Maybe Lucy will just break his phone? Maybe she’ll only call Sandy and ask her why Mike thinks she’s such a bad person? I guess it would help if Sandy can explain that she wasn’t the one who turned Mike, and Lucy can live with the idea that Mike came up with the hate all by himself.

Please please please don’t do anything hurtful or stupid Lucy!

And like find a tissue for the spew around your mouth.. and a glass of water for the spew IN your mouth.

Georginorx December 16, 2011, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #200692

so if we’re losers, what does the fact that you’re willing to waste your supposedly valuable time informing us of this fact make you? honest question I swear~

annon December 16, 2011, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #200693

I’d really like to see Lucy do the right thing, perhaps approach the phone and then decide not to, show you’ve changed for the better Lucy, you’re better then ******** Mike T_T;

Kite December 16, 2011, 1:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #200694

why do i have a horrible feeling that she is going to use Mike’s phone to do horrible horrible things to Mike….
Lucy please for the love of God be the person that your supporters believe you are and just go home. You don’t need to give Mike more reasons to hate you. You can be the better person

On a side note i wonder how Lucy suppoters would take that ….. I guess the same way that Mike supporters take Mike’s behavior…. Bitch deserved it….. Or in this case “Jerk.”
or what ever the male version is….

Voice December 16, 2011, 1:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #200695

@Ranger Oh, I suck do I?

Why are you being so petty? Do you dissagree with something I said? If so then by all means tell me what’s wrong. If, on the other hand, you’re just being a censorous fool….

Censorship is wrong. I will never cease voicing my opinions unless I wish to.

Biblioholic December 16, 2011, 1:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #200696

A little present for Mike…

Adawg December 16, 2011, 1:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #200697

Uh oh… UH OHH!!! I actually saw this coming. The puke and Lucy doing something with Mike’s phone.

V December 16, 2011, 1:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #200698

Uh oh….UH OH! D: Lucy NOOOOO!!! DX Maybe she’ll read the many conversations Mike and Sandy had, or maybe the latest text he recieved from her.

D(r)agon88 December 16, 2011, 1:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #200699


He got her pregnant just by imagining a chapter!

By the way…. nice christmas present luce xD

Loki December 16, 2011, 1:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #200700

Yea biblioholic, you’re not only a double posting same ***, you’re a triple posting same ***, you’re a loser.

Ranger December 16, 2011, 1:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #200701

****, she’s sick to her stomach. At least she’s not crying… :(

N-star December 16, 2011, 1:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #200702


Wolf December 16, 2011, 1:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #200703

Looks like Mike’s phone caught Lucy’s attention there…

Rose32397 December 16, 2011, 1:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #200704

She is going to put a bomb in the cell! XD
I hope she dont do anything like that… even touch the cell will bring more problems

Denominador75 December 16, 2011, 1:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #200705

i think Ranger got a hornet’s nest caught in his/her clothing… -snicker-

annon December 16, 2011, 1:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #200706

he’s double posting for the benefit of curtisimo who’s joining us via a DS with low memory. so back off dirtbag. (sorry i just can’t stand trolls especially ignorant trolls who flame without knowing all the facts.)

strider December 16, 2011, 1:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #200707

lol she vomited. HILARIOUS.

poop December 16, 2011, 1:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #200708

D*mmit! We were right after all, but it didn’t end up on Mike’s face!

Oh the cruelty.

…. Please don’t, Lucy. You’re sick of being here and you know it, just as much as a lot of us fans of you are sick of sticking around in this vile room.

Just go home.

Go home, Lucy. It’ll be better in the long run if you just go home.

Skygaze December 16, 2011, 1:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #200709

Disposing of the phone won’t end it, do the right thing. Escaping through the window might not be a bad idea here…

Faceless32 December 16, 2011, 1:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #200710

She’s either gonna break/spy through Mike’s phone… or toss the contents of that trash bin onto his bed. Either way… ick. Dx

Nissie December 16, 2011, 1:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #200711

UH Ohh
Looks like someone is going to receive some very nasty messages from Lucy~
Ah I’m sure it won’t be anything DRASTIC.

ThatGuy December 16, 2011, 1:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #200712

Lucy, deary. Don’t do what I think you are doing. Don’t pick up that iPhone now and text Sandy ****. That’ll just make Mike even more angry at you.

Caelan Hill December 16, 2011, 1:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #200713

@Ranger Wow, ok then, is that all?

Let me ask you something: what did my big long repost say? Do you understand the big words, kid? If so, do you dissagree with what I say?

Is it simply that I speak that angers you?

@strider Just ignore trolls unless you have my expertise in handling them.


Biblioholic December 16, 2011, 1:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #200714

Let’s see - I see two possible paths here.

1. Lucy texts Sandy as Lucy. Fight breaks out, Sandy gets angry at Mike, possible phone break-up. Lucy-Mike fight ensues.

2. Lucy texts Sandy as Mike. Sandy gets angry at ‘Mike’, phone break up. Lucy deletes her texts.

Either way… it’s not looking good.

infinite_array December 16, 2011, 1:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #200715

What if Lucy takes Mikes phone for a fake break up? D:

Jax December 16, 2011, 1:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #200716

hopefully lucy an sandy can talk an something good could come out of it maybe if lucy tells sandy what happend sandy will **** slap mike

AshuraKauri December 16, 2011, 1:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #200717

Lucy doing anything more dramatic than chucking Mike’s phone is the puke can, turning and leaving would probably take more pages than there are left.

Mattx2 December 16, 2011, 1:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #200718

Wow, you guys really don’t get it. She isn’t going to text Sandy.

She’s going to do what a lot of girls do, look at the messages. -.-

Hayli December 16, 2011, 1:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #200719

Well, since i’m doomed to lie here forgotten, let me do what I’m supposed to do as a commenter; talk about the comic.
Lucy must be going through hell, in her mind. Looking at that phone might be the last nail in her coffin.
Which begs the question.
How much longer will she suffer?
Right or wrong, she’s still suffering. he’s still suffering (He can’t turn that happy in such a short time. Something’s missing).
How much longer will this trainwreck keep chugging?
Now, instead of interest, I dread the next few pages. It seems it will only get even worse from here, to the jubilation of Mike fans and to the protest of Lucy fans.

In the end, no matter how right or wrong it seems. this will end badly for all of them. I can only hope i’m wrong.

Never here December 16, 2011, 1:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #200720

Whatcha looking at Lucy?


TehLulzinator December 16, 2011, 1:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #200721

about your scenario one, that will make mike look better in sandy’s eyes. sandy already doesn’t like lucy and lucy “screaming” at sandy will confirm everything sandy thinks of her that she’s abusive etc etc.

strider December 16, 2011, 1:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #200722

I don’t know if Lucy is actually going to TEXT Sandy. I highly doubt it. What I think is gonna happen is that she’s just going to read over the text messages? I don’t know why, but I could see her actually calling Sandy up. But that’s just me. Lucy, sweety, don’t do it. D: It’s not worth it. Poor precious baby. She just needs to talk to someone about this.

squish December 16, 2011, 1:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #200723

Traumatized to the core.

starfighter105 December 16, 2011, 1:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #200724

@Jax She’s already coming. If she were to get a break-up text, then she’d come and show up on Mike’s doorstep with her phone raised, showing him the text with a querilous eyebrow raised. It wouldn’t get very far.

I wonder if Mike has a password on his phone, and if Lucy might be able to guess it easily?

Biblioholic December 16, 2011, 1:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #200725

I sense bad things involving that iPhone… what she gonna pretend to be Mike, tell Sandy to shove it, depressed Mai-Kul comes running to Lucy, and they have a MxL recreation of Another Shoulder?! ….Er, wait….

DeValt & Whittaker December 16, 2011, 1:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #200726

dont think she is gonna break it or steal it…..

But maybe….

Loki December 16, 2011, 1:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #200727

HAIR BALL! poor girl she is losing it alright. Prediction 1: Broken phone. Prediction 2: She texts sandy

JustSomeCritic December 16, 2011, 1:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #200728

“sandy dont come heer, i luv it wen lucy hits me. Shell luv me moar den u vr wil.”

Do it.

Aspear December 16, 2011, 1:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #200729

@Jax Oooh, good one!

Hadn’t thought of that, probably due to my penchant for overwrought and complicated schemes (with mandatory hand-rubbing and finger-templing included).

@strider True, true.

Of course, that’s just another story path to follow, eh?

infinite_array December 16, 2011, 1:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #200730

@DeValt All o’ that was suspiciously specific. Like Biblio said, it wouldn’t get far, but everything else was spot

Major Renko December 16, 2011, 1:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #200731

Forward cock.jpg. Then run. You can do it Lucy.

OhMy December 16, 2011, 1:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #200732

@Never Here
OH HIII. -lame wave- :3

to keep this on topic~
-rolls- dead on. this is what I’m thinking would be most likely…. I really don’t think Lucy would stoop so low as to trash it, much less doing anything active texting-wise.
I could see her reading it though. and after that ridiculous hell, I’m not sure I’d blame her…. -shot-
technically speaking, it’s not hurting anyone except maybe herself….

I’m also wondering if Taeshi ( I hope I didn’t butcher that o.o; ) might, MIGHT, show us what the text said now.
but it seemed like along text, so maybe that’d be too wordy ;-;

carrots December 16, 2011, 1:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #200733

I think Lucy sees Mike’s phone…

Brydog23 December 16, 2011, 1:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #200734

@infinite_array (and anyone else expecting an ingenious plan from Lucy:

She’s broken. How clearly can she be thinking? If she does text Sandy, it’ll be a raw emotional outburst or an ambiguous statement, such as “I hope you’re happy with him” or “I’m sorry for everything I’ve done to him.” or “I hope your plane crashes.”

Biblioholic December 16, 2011, 1:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #200735

I’m hoping that if she uses that phone, it’s to call for a ride home! *crosses fingers*

Melly December 16, 2011, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #200736

@Biblioholic Never underestimate a person’s (or fiction character’s) capacity for scheming, especially after being pushed over the proverbial edge.

In fact, I thought of some of my best revenge schemes while battling with depression and I should really stop typing now.

infinite_array December 16, 2011, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #200737

I like how the… low quality art style reflects her emotional state. Pretty sure that’s intentional.

Serves Mike right. Now he gets a puke-scented room.

Silver the Dragon December 16, 2011, 1:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #200739

@the mass use of the word Iphone

IT’s not the Iphone(copywrite). It’s the Sphone, or the Gphone, or the MePhone. No copywrite infringement for Veronica

Biblioholic December 16, 2011, 1:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #200740

Is Lucy going to do something evil like tell Sandy not to come through Mike’s phone (texting)?
Find out next time on:
Bittersweet Candy Bowl

Evil? December 16, 2011, 1:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #200741

ooooohhhh, wow, huh, you have a good point. but that could be equally bad, as of now i don’t know what could do that but i think it could be something that is the straw that breaks the camels back so to speak. somehow i feel if the scenario is she doesn’t do an angry text, the opposite scenario would be something that is equally devastating for lucy.

strider December 16, 2011, 1:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #200742

She’s going to end up so emo, I don’t even…


Lion December 16, 2011, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #200743

Oh man, all it’d take was a simple “Actually now isn’t good. I’ll let you know when you can come” text. Delete the disappointed response. No one would know. Suddenly Mike is wondering why Sandy hasn’t come yet. Sandy wonders why Mike hasn’t told her when is a good time. Cracks form, doubts creep in, relationship troubles brew, or something like that.

ehh, who am I kidding, Lucy is too emotional for strategy. I expect a full on breakup attempt or cell phone catfight. In fact, I’m betting on the first just because Mike might snap and hit Lucy if he catches her in the act, and well, it’s already a messed up storyline, might as well go all the way.

TK December 16, 2011, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #200744

Is it just me or is there something under the right side of the sheets
They’re raised a little
I dont know maybe my eyes are playing tricks on me
But still……..

And lucy I know you want to give him hell to but just look honey
If you type anything troll like then you’ll most certantly regret it

But if you must
Finish the job and make it nasty

Shoop-a-doop December 16, 2011, 1:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #200745

@infinite_array She’s just vomited from the impact of words. She’s not a mastermind or a genius. The wound is still spasming in pain from the dagger being so abruptly pulled from her chest, has yet to even spurt proverbial blood. Perhaps later, when her breakdown is done and she’s thinking clearly enough for something so advanced as hate instead of having words spin around and repeat themselves in her head she might start scheming, but I would be surprised if she could do arithmatic let alone something like that which might require some forethought.

@Ranger Nothing to say, all of a sudden? You was spout’n all that gooooood **** a second ago, and now you was just KICKED IN YO CHEST!

lol Boondocks

Biblioholic December 16, 2011, 1:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #200746

Before I noticed the phone on the bed, I thought she was going to pour her vomit inside Mike’s pillow case or something along those lines. That is probably what I would do, to be terribly honest.
And then i noticed the phone. I understand what treachery she has planned. She will take phone, pretend to be him, and order 3dozen large pizzas under his name! He will never be able to afford them! Lucy, you devious child!

Blargghj December 16, 2011, 1:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #200747

I concur with the majority; if she reaches for that iPhone…
God knows what could ensue.

Harris012 December 16, 2011, 1:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #200748

“Bittersweet Candy Bowl: a heartwarming drama* for the ages.”

*Warning: Side effect of being exposed to large amounts of drama may include cats, dogs, falling from cliffs, a deep-rooted fear of water, vomiting, obsessive need to play video games with your maybe significant other who hates your guts at the moment, etc.

Baeleox December 16, 2011, 1:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #200749

I have to ask. Are the lines blurry because of an artistic mood thing, or are you trying something new?

Poor Luce doesn’t know how to deal with it. Hopefully she doesn’t do something she’ll regret later. :(

Asche December 16, 2011, 1:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #200750

Or even better for maximum angst! Lucy reads lovey texts, decides she’s gonna take the high road and starts a “Hi this is Lucy. Please don’t hate me. Take care of Mike” text. Mike walks in and thinks it’s her trying to send a breakup text and flips out and physical violence occurs. Lucy leaves with obvious physical bruises and it’s obvious to everyone in the house Mike did it. Angry accusations fly. He tries to defend himself with the text, but realizes he hasn’t read it yet. He reads it….

Oh no what did you do Mike….

(it’s probably bad I’m coming up with all this I should go to bed ~_~)

TK December 16, 2011, 1:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #200751

it’s a filter technique used to portray lucy’s vision right now. her world is blurry and distorted, that or i’m reading waaayy to deep into this

strider December 16, 2011, 1:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #200752

No Legann. She took an arrow…to her heart.

Zeno December 16, 2011, 1:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #200753

@Asche I’m fairly sure that it is because she wants to convey the raw state that Lucy is in. She isn’t too aware of her surroundings, only as if through a fog of numbness. Thus we see blurred lines.

Biblioholic December 16, 2011, 1:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #200754

There there, TK.
It’s ok.

I’d admire Lucy a lot more if she did that, would prove a lot of things.

Never here December 16, 2011, 1:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #200756

Someone left there phone on the bed! That is not good!

aj December 16, 2011, 1:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #200757

Poor Lucy. That was so mentally jarring she actually became physically ill from it. Her world just turned upside-down. She said she was scared he hated her. So scared. Now she’ll probably need to change her world-view A LOT to even be able to smile naturally. Ho hum. The future may be an honest question of how various folks dealt with their lost loves. We know Daisy, likely Tess, already Augustus, depending on how you look at it, soon Sue, and maybe her mom… She could learn to rework it to also be for lost best friends. Maybe.

Hoheh :x finds his change to be rather sad. Fortunately, that is what hoheh means. “I accept it, sad though it is.” Now back to concern for Lucy…

Hoheh December 16, 2011, 1:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #200758

Don’t be silly, guys.

She just wants some snacks, because she just threw them all up.

momoa December 16, 2011, 1:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #200759

I’m half expecting her to read the conversation and find out Mike made the whole thing up. Particularly the coming to visit part. Because it’d hurt.

Tychon23 December 16, 2011, 1:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #200760

Uh oh. The phone. :O

Is broken Lucy a spiteful Lucy? And yup, she’s finally broken. Some major character redevelopment is coming.

Michael S. December 16, 2011, 1:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #200761

Don’t do it, Lucy, I know exactly what you’re thinking.
Mike may have been an *** just now but if you do what you’re thinking of doing things will only be worse.

Bananacakes December 16, 2011, 1:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #200762

now what is lucy gonna do? Go or beeing evil and do something with his phone?

I hope she’s not that stupid but lets see 8-D

anonymus December 16, 2011, 1:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #200763

Uh oh, Lucy, no rage calls!

KiwiKoala December 16, 2011, 1:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #200764


Cara =3 December 16, 2011, 1:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #200765

The way she’s looking at that Phone……oh man, what’s in store for next week…

Fu-Rank December 16, 2011, 1:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #200766

Lucy’s looking ominously at that black slab lying on that bed. Black slabs be attracting white cats since America.

Shiloh December 16, 2011, 1:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #200767

She wants to see the picture david sent him too ;)

momoa December 16, 2011, 1:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #200768

That’s getting a bit messy. Ew. Well, at least Mr. Mickbaggery Mike is fine, with his delightful Sandy perusal. Good work there, Lucy!

JarlofWhiterun December 16, 2011, 1:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #200769

Aw crap, Lucy is having a massive freak-out, she’s about to do something drastic and whether she’s stopped or not, things will just end up worse for her. Attempt to contact Sandy? Do something to the phone? Good Lord, two more weeks left of this emotional maelstrom! I’m honestly afraid of what might happen next.

Redd December 16, 2011, 1:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #200770

oh snap, this is about to go into spying lucy, i can already forsee where this is going, lucy throws up the food she ate, then she see mikes phone, then she reads what he read, then so on, and if im wrong, well, then, im sh*t outta luck , even though this is not the time for comedy, what what am i saying, its always time for comedy

JSossamon December 16, 2011, 1:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #200771

Don’t do it Lucy.

You love Mike? You really do? This is what you need to do then: Exactly as Augustus said. Walk out. Be happy for him. Let him go and find someone new to love. I know it’s hard, I know it’s painful, but I can promise you this:

Tomorrow, the sun will rise, and a new day shall begin…

CopicRXXIX December 16, 2011, 1:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #200772

Uggh I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again! LUCY WAS ALREADY DEPRESSED. SHE WAS ALREADY BROKEN! She was a jenga tower waitng to collapse! Mike made the final move and knocked that tower down! For all the Mike supporters- MIKE IS AN ***. YOU CAN’T DENY IT! After all they’ve been through, after caring for so many years, Mike went ahead and pushed over the Lucy tower. Sandy is manipulating him UNKNOWINGLY. Mike fans can go and screw off making fail paper air planes for all I care! I can’t believe you people would even LIKE Mike after what he did! There is no more Mike…..just the embodiment of pure evil….the essence of hell….so ask yourself, is Mike still a good guy?

Roxas December 16, 2011, 1:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #200773

Lucy, you’ve got trollin to do! XD

Ha! Been waiting to use that one.

Yeah, when you see your friends phone out in the open, unprotected. What do you do? Mess with their contacts, troll their friends. Oh, this is mastery and beauty in it’s truest form.

Troll Sandy, Lucy. Troll her for all of us

ultimateZ December 16, 2011, 2:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #200774

NO SAYING “im number THREE!” Unless you want to get banned from commenting by suitcase. It’s in the rules and if you didn’t read it, then YOU need to!

Roxas December 16, 2011, 2:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #200775

I remember saying things like that as well.

TheWorstAstronomer December 16, 2011, 2:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #200776

OMG, stop fighting on this page you guys!!! It’s not nice just saying bad things to each other. HERE, We just talk about the page , characters and BCB stuff. Not fighting, or saying: you’re wrong, i’m right! Taeshi is the only one that knows what’s coming out next, so stop it! @ Taeshi: great work, can’t wait ‘til the next update :D

Sonny:) December 16, 2011, 2:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #200777

Urg, I can’t believe I haven’t thought of it before.

What else does a phone do other than text and sent pictures and all that jazz…?

Call. She’s going to call Sandy.

Please. Get frustrated with that tiny keyboard that Iphone has. Send something like “Oi gTRE TYO7” and decide to call.

But that won’t happen until at least Wednesday, until after she reads the text that started it.

So anyone wanna bet if Sandy mentioned Lucy in the text? Perhaps “oh and when I come over I don’t want to hear you’re still friends will that Lucy.”

Oh, speculations! But alas, the clock repremands me when I glance at it, and the bed calls to me, I wants it, my precious….

Sleep well and wake, BCBers. May you always find water and shade.

Biblioholic December 16, 2011, 2:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #200778

really, the embodiment of evil, huh? so i guess lucy didn’t do anything, absolutely nothing to have mike hate her? the answer to both of those is no. lucy is just as guilty as mike, for her past abuse. did he overdo his rant? yeah. but you can’t say lucy is innocent in all of this? first of all she abused him for years. two, her change? why did she change? to try to get mike to like her again. these kinds of changes always end up badly, if you’re going to change it should be for yourself, because if you change to please someone else you will always come up short.
so yeah i am damn proud to be, as you insinuated, a devil’s advocate cause at least i can see that both sides are in the right and in the wrong in the same scenario.

strider December 16, 2011, 2:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #200779

Just when you think one door closes, another one opens….

Nik Nak December 16, 2011, 2:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #200780

I’m just waiting to see what she’s gonna do with Mike’s phone, but I still don’t like Lucy at all. She was never a good person to Mike anyway.

Kyle December 16, 2011, 2:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #200781

I have to say, I really love Lucy’s hair-fur ness in this one :D

LikexMucy December 16, 2011, 2:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #200782

OMG OMG OMG too much suspense what will she do next?? What is she planning with Mike’s phone?

Effie December 16, 2011, 2:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #200783

@strider before I go to bed…. yes. There are shades of wrong on both sides.

But who’s more in the wrong at this point? Be honest with yourself. What’s worse? Years of something you didn’t really think about too much and wasn’t ever told to stop besides the generally laughed at “ow, dammit stop that!” from a close friend, versus the tirade that had everything behind it that he might use to hurt her? At the beginning he may have been hot, but at the end he was cold, calculated, and specifically saying the very utmost of hurtful things that he might say. What was really worse? Something that had no true intention of harm behind it, or the full weight of soul-breaking suicide fuel?

Food for thought. G’night

Biblioholic December 16, 2011, 2:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #200784

*sees Lucy stare at phone* …dont you dare Lucy, dont stoop that low. If you do what I think your doing you are proving that Mike is right!…….this is one of the very few web comix that I am emotionally invested in……. and yes I did spell comics with an X, you wanna fight about it? Mad Lucy

Darf14 December 16, 2011, 2:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #200785

Revenge is a dish everyone tries once. First was Lucy. Mike’s turn.

Hinochi December 16, 2011, 2:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #200786

Oh jeebus, Is Lucy thinking what I think she going to do…This is going to low for you, Lucy! BUT CONTINUE! D:

Aoriki December 16, 2011, 2:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #200787

I imagine that if this were in movie form, Everything would be moving slow and blurry and the audio would be nothing but a steady heartbeat. This suspsense is killing me

Nasu December 16, 2011, 2:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #200788

So. Hope this doesn’t spoil things for y’all.

Sandy just broke up with Mike. Mike was having a good time with Lucy not too many pages ago. He got angry because Lucy was there, there to see his heartbreak, blamed her, blamed the coldness he put up towards her, directionless and spiteful for no reason. Left the room to cry his guts out…left his phone, with the message from Sandy.

That’s just what I sense. The only reason Mike could have chosen now to be so spiteful, when earlier, I saw -nothing- of the sort in him, in how he acted towards Lucy. Nothing else could have caused him to say those things.

Dubyah Dee December 16, 2011, 2:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #200789

Lucy. No. I think I know what you might be thinking. No. Just no. Don’t do it. You’ll regret it.

Tia December 16, 2011, 2:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #200790

really, you’re going to ask me that? hmmm how should i put this, your comparison is like this (years of torture) vs (a harsh spanking) yeah i’d take the spanking over being tortured for years, a spanking only lasts for a little bit then it’s over and you USUALLY (somehow i don’t feel this will be the case for lucy)come out wiser for it. basically what lucy got was a slightly over done spanking, but she on the other hand tortured him for years. and i’m sure that while he didn’t have a word for it he subconciously knew something was wrong if he changed so quickly. he knew that friends don’t hurt you as bad as lucy has been hurting him. and keep in mind we only saw a few cases of the after effects of lucy’s abuse, but there are probably a lot more severe cases that we didn’t see. let’s face it he only stuck with lucy cause he felt bad for her and it was destroying him internally having to basically be her wetnurse and all the strain and stress was probably making him into something he didn’t like. that’s why he exploded like he did. of course when sandy said what she said it brought his subconcious up to the level of his concious and things started clicking for him.

also i’m really getting tired of everyone playing the suicide card, if lucy was that emotionally weak you guys wouldn’t be supporting her. isn’t she supposed to be a strong character emotionally as you guys always argue?

so long story short i still would defend mike because what he did was mild in comparison to what he endured.

strider December 16, 2011, 2:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #200791

Don’t do it Lucy D: revenge isn’t the answer…

Leen619 December 16, 2011, 2:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #200792

Revenge is always an answer! :)

(It just might not be the right answer, 5 minutes after you enact it.:p)

Dr.Z December 16, 2011, 2:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #200793

I really hope she breaks the phone and doesn’t text or call sandy… talking to sandy (as other people have suggested is going to happen) just doesn’t seem in character for her.
Assuming she doesnt talk to sandy I predict one of the following:
1 Lucy goes home and takes a butt load of sleeping pills. Her pets get re-introduced as they find her and alert someone to take her to the hospital to get her stomach pumped. Either mike visits her and apologizes (unlikely) or everybody except for mike comes, which, sends her crashing in a death spiral even more.
2 same as 1 but she slits her wrists instead
3She stayes curled up in her room at home and doesn’t leave… missing the play and ignoring her friends
4 she goes into total denial mode and forgets all of the angst up to that point and reverts to a past, happy go lucky, Lucy
5 She goes through her daily life feeling numb to the world and not careing about anything

Lala December 16, 2011, 2:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #200794

Having a moment of “Vegeta Morality” where at first I’m yelling: “No Lucy! Don’t do it!” then cutting myself off half way changing to “Go for it Lucy. Hell, break the damn phone when you’re done!”

Let’s be honest, that’s the more interesting path.

CopicRXXIX December 16, 2011, 2:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #200795

Now i just want to be in the comic and kill mike, surrender myself, and plead insanity.

darnitmike December 16, 2011, 2:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #200796

Veronica, I was thinking maybe you could, like, Maybe post hte next page tommorrow to SAVE ME FROM DYIIINNNGGGG

tana December 16, 2011, 2:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #200797

Do it, Lucy. Do it. Read them. Don’t respond.

Ark December 16, 2011, 3:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #200798

Welp, she might screw **** up for him via text, but I doubt it.

She should take the trash can with her, or her vomit is going to stink up Mike’s room!

Stofu December 16, 2011, 3:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #200799

Oh Lucy….

Why didn’t you throw up on the floor instead?
Oh well, hopefully it will take him some time to realize that you threw up and where the stench is coming from, so he’ll have to suffer for weeks! AHAHAHA!

Yumikarp December 16, 2011, 3:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #200800

Oh Lucy. :c Walk away, don’t look at the phone! Even if she doesn’t break it, she could possibly take it with her, throw it at Mike, throw it outside, read through his messages, call Sandy, or even call someone else altogether. (Paulo, Daisy, ect.) I’m guessing she’s gonna spiral into depression like stated before, stick around for a while longer, or run home and try to pretend it was all a bad dream.

Meanwhile, haha Mike has to clean up her puke from his trash can eventually. |3

Mills December 16, 2011, 3:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #200801

Depression and vomiting are a daaaaangerous combination lucy…..

Here’s to hoping she doesn’t develop an eating disorder!

charyoshi December 16, 2011, 3:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #200802

O.O ….. No, Lucy, no. Leave the phone alone. Look away from the phone…. you can do it, just walk away…. D:

Subaru December 16, 2011, 3:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #200803

ooh, mike left his cellphone behind!

ok, lucy… you know what to do. ;)

vomiting in his waste basket is one thing, but looking at his private text messages from sandy is the best thing you can do now!

oh, better yet… pretend to be mike and text her back, saying NOT to visit him!

i hope veronica makes lucy get revenge… im staying impartial, im not wanting this because im angry at mike, i just like spreading strife. :smirk:

Thanatos December 16, 2011, 3:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #200804

I didn’t see the cellphone as being Lucy’s focus in the last panel, but rather the scene as a whole. Just a few minutes ago she and Mike were having a fun time. Now their friendship is over, but the games and snacks are still sitting right there. Pretty depressing.nPoor Lucy :[

Nadabear December 16, 2011, 3:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #200805

@strider Several things. One: damn it why can’t I sleep?

Two: torture is quite a strong word there, if I am not allowed to use suicide then why oh why are you allowed to use that word?

Friends don’t always fit the perfect cliche attatched to the word. Have you ever had that type of friend? The kind of friend who will rank on you every chance you get? The competitive, predictable guy/gal who could always make you laugh or would always make you laugh at yourself later? The one who ceaselessly makes you the butt of his/her jokes?

Such friendships are rich and simple, far more enriching than the sympathetic ear exchange of, say, the friend you make because they sit next to you in boringeasy class, or the gushy gooey type of friend that will overexaggerate every little slightly cute thing and never say or do anything with any real relevency just nod and agree while staring at butterfiles, or the kid who always follows you around and occasionally cracks a joke that makes you laugh. The question really is “was Lucy a good friend?”

She saved his life, attempted and failed another time, stayed with Mike through all of that drama in Marachino (or whatever the city’s name is), stayed friends even after he abandoned her. She Stayed. She was There. When he broke his ankle she didn’t just run past him like the douchy kind of person you Lucy-haters make her out to be, she saw he wasn’t faking and helped him up. When it wasn’t important, she teased him like friends do. When things became serious, she was there for him whatever he needed. When he turned on her, she tried to change her ways and tried to restore what they used to have.

Mike was picked on, yes. You might say that the word “tortured” can be applied in the more extreme cases where Lucy went overboard. But honestly, she tried. Does intention not count?

I don’t know about you, but for me, intentions do count. This one time I said something intended to be a pacifying remark to a girl and guy who were almost at each other’s throats but it sounded bad enough that both parties turned on me and gave me a thorough verbal ripping. I said something incredibly pompous and insulting, but I wasn’t TRYING to. It just sort of came out wrong. Intention is key, I was at fault for what I said but the weight of it was I DIDN’T MEAN IT THAT WAY and I was SORRY.

Mike did. He meant it exactly as he said it. And he wasn’t sorry. For that I can’t possibly consider forgiveness.

Harsh spanking? I utterly despise that metaphor.

The body is of the physical realm, but words pierce past mere physical. Physical force can break bones, but bones heal in months. The right words will scar someone for life.

These are such words. These are words that commit mind-rape, soul-murder, unending thought-torture. A blow is one quick thing and it is done if not forgiven. A worrysome incrimination like this will creep and crawl into one’s consciousness using any and all weaknesses, then echo endlessly, multiply in one’s head, until one’s ears are ringing with damnations of “YOU FAILURE, YOU INSIGNIFICANT DISGUSTING HONORLESS DOG, YOU UGLY STUPID BITCH, YOU WORTHLESS PIECE OF FILTH TO BE SCRAPED OFF OF HIS BOOT, YOU ARE NOTHING. These self-accusations, birthed by those certain words, will always hang in the back of her head, whispering “Are you sure, worthless bitch, that someone else doesn’t need to eat that food? Are you sure that you’re worth the farmer’s time, labor, and money that it took to produce that food and bring it to you? Worthless sack, I KNOW you are not going to speak to that woman. Even if you didn’t get tongue tied like the utter fool you are, in the end she deserves better than you and you deserve NOTHING.”

I have personal experience in this.

This has the possibility to scar for literally generations. My father was an insecure man. He pointed out every flaw in anything he ever saw me do, and now I am an insecure man. That’s if she DOESN’T kill herself, which is a possibility now (though I doubt that taeshi would do that to us even considering all this).

Far more damage than one. Measely. Spanking. Can do.

I reiterate: Who has done more wrong?

Biblioholic December 16, 2011, 3:19 AM EST.

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AlphaMoon December 16, 2011, 3:27 AM EST.

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@Biblioholic, I wholeheartedly agree.

Nadabear December 16, 2011, 3:32 AM EST.

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This is bad very bad.

OSU_Heavy December 16, 2011, 3:33 AM EST.

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@Biblioholic God this was long, but I totally agree with you.
I kind of… had this kind of personnal experience too. So I truly understand what you mean and how “mental attacks” can scar someone’s mind.

FurryMaxime December 16, 2011, 3:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #200810

@strider There are things that severely diminish the quality of one’s life and there are things that warp the very foundations upon which a person stands upon. Just something I felt I should add.

Now hopefully I can now FRIGGEN SLEEP.

Biblioholic December 16, 2011, 3:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #200811

Biblioholic… Couldn’t have said it better. I even checked through archives and had a bit of mixed feelings about Lucy haters.

True is that Mike has hanged up on the matter of being used and brutalised, that he doesn’t see that he’s going too far with his words. Like i said last time i wrote, it isn’t the first time he just went over the top (Daisy for the least). I think it’s the way he is and he probably needs a kind of shock of seeing what he has done to get out of it.

Hope i’m right… :unsure:

Ranadiel December 16, 2011, 3:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #200812

You know, what gets me the most….is the fact that Mike is so obsessed with Sandy, yet he hasn’t known her AT ALL since they were much, much younger. I can’t wait to see his reaction when he realizes ‘his precious Sandy’ isn’t the Sandy he’s dreamed of her being.

Karma’s a bitch.

Daryl December 16, 2011, 3:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #200813

@Bilioholic I also agree, nicely put.

Wolfenrir December 16, 2011, 3:45 AM EST.

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Mike leaving his phone on the bed while a heart-shattered Lucy is in the room. Bad move there.

I honestly thought this wasn’t going to get any worse out of everything that just happened. Wow. I really don’t want Lucy’s massive tornado of sadness and depression get the best of her that will lead to having the opportunity to intentionally mess up Mike and Sandy’s relationship.

She could break his phone, send a text to Sandy and pretend to be Mike, or possibly even call her for Lucy to speak her mind on what she thinks of Sandy.

Even though no good outcome could come of this, Lucy now thinks she has completely hit rock bottom. Told by the person she loved/her best friend that he hates her, that she’s a parasite, and no one loves or could ever love her. She could now truly think that she has lost everything (as in the care of her friends or any hope in not being alone) and has nothing else to lose in what she’s about to do. Sure this might proves Mike’s point, but he already sees her that way and I don’t think it isn’t going to change anytime soon.

All I can say to Lucy is, do NOT touch that phone!

Sepiawolf December 16, 2011, 3:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #200815

oh god Lucy just took a skyrim to the knee. she shall never go outside again.

any way enough with the skyrim ****. I need more of this my school holidays just started. (yay)

Edit 1: oh its a phone. it looked like a clock to me :P

Akira December 16, 2011, 3:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #200816

@strider: BY. THE. WAY. I read your post, and the comparison really doesn’t hold up. If anything, it should be reversed. Physical pain can be dealt with, no problem. We can apply practical medicine to that, put a band-aid over it, make it disappear or maybe leave a scar behind, but eventually, most all physical injuries heal. Mike has only ever gone through physical issues with Lucy. She has play-fought with him, called him names, et-cetera, but she has never been outright malicious towards him. On the contrary, she’s been like any friend that is fairly tomboy-ish: she gets a bit rough-n’-tumble. There’s nothing odd about that.

Mike on the other hand has attacked her where we can’t apply medicine: her emotions. No amount of psychoactive drugs truly cures something like what Mike has done to Lucy. No, all they do is try their best to cover it up and screw with a person’s head even more. Lucy will be lucky if she comes out of this as herself. She’ll be lucky if she’s not utterly depressed and emotionally destroyed. She’ll probably start putting a barrier up between herself and others, even thicker than the one that’s already there. You do not ‘recover’ from such an attack, such an INJURY.

Such an injury REMAINS, and you struggle the rest of your life to learn how to live with it.

Daryl December 16, 2011, 3:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #200817

@ biblioholic nice name btw (addicted 2 reading)
and i have done and had done 2 me these kinds of things
and i can say that i has turned me in to a soulless basterd at times and a wreck of a person at others
the phrase “what ever dosent kill you makes you stronger” real is for physical pain emotinal pain always kills unless there is simething to fix it (and that is few and far between)
physical pain might in extream instances change you
emotinal pain WILL change you with out a doubt

damon December 16, 2011, 3:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #200818

first that was long and i’ll try to reply in turn to every part but, to use the vernacular, DAY-UM.

ok here goes, torture and spanking are applicable terms, a spanking can be verbal as well as physical. believe me my mother was the master of a verbal spanking, and i felt it just as much as if she had whooped my *** and i as well as my siblings came out better and successful individuals because of it. suicide is a theorization, i’m talking about viewpoints and clues to those viewpoints. lucy actually being at the point of suicide is a speculation made by the fans.

as for the torture line, if your being abused over a long stint of time with nary a soul (with the exception of tess) caring about how your being treated for the MAJORITY of those years, that’s torture. i’ve stated it before and i’ll say it again, you can’t look the what lucy has done in the past and play it off as just friends being friends. yeah she may have done a few good things but in the big picture she has more offenses on her record than good deeds. the comic has been retconed to show that mike was actually hurt in those situations and was deeply in denial. the only thing that was telling him something was wrong was his subconcious. hince the quick change to his hate lucy state.

yeah i’ve had friendships with GUYS like that. but not to the point that i was getting angry at every moment, that’s what we’re seeing in mike. he’s getting angrier and angrier lately, he snaps at random and has sudden explosions on his other friends. this is a clue that he’s having psychological issues, basically all the stress being induced on him by lucy; as well as his friends pushing their shippings on him has started pushing him over the edge. hince it was mental torture for mike.

despise it all you want, mike was being tortured for the majority of the years he’s known lucy to the point he had to snap in a massive explosion and lucy got verbally spanked here by mike harshly pointing out her flaws. that’s the reality of this situation.

i’d agree with you that mike actually accepted lucy’s hitting him if it wasn’t for the fact he changed to hating her so quickly. you might not have no problem with being rough housed and pretty much having your arse kicked on a daily basis but MIKE apparently did if he had such a quick change of heart. in HIS subconscious he was getting abused and couldn’t match the subconscious reality to the concious reality till sandy pointed out that friends don’t hurt friends. this made his conscious reality click with the subconcious and changed his perception to realise he was being abused. in other words he finally had words for what was happening to him.

*whew* and that is my rebuttal, sorry for the length everyone else.

strider December 16, 2011, 3:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #200819

Man.. After following this comic for so long, I gotta say I hope something happens that breaks the tension in this drama-fest of a chapter.
Just hope that Lucy remembers what FFC said in the library.
Love this comic, and gonna keep reading it..The only thing I can complain about is the huuuuuuge rollercoaster of emotions on what feels like every other page.
Happy, then sad. Angry, then ecstatic. The emotion transition is just too rapid, and it makes me wonder if every character in this comic has some deep, psychological trauma/problem. lol. But that is just the humble opinion of a Zombie.

I will say this though.
I hope Lucy does pick up that phone. Read the text. Find nothing out of it that she was expecting, then just go home to reflect. She shouldn’t cry, or show any emotion. Not until she’s in the presence of someone who could actually legitimately console her. (We all know her precious pets have been out of the picture for too long here).
Being rejected sucks. Being a drama queen sucks even more, even if you don’t intend to be it.
Gotta say though, for what it’s worth, I’m no shipper or hater..But goddamn, Mike. You suck.

Zombie101 December 16, 2011, 4:07 AM EST.

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OMG!!! O__O i hope she doesnt do anything with Mike’s phone!!!

Mew December 16, 2011, 4:07 AM EST.

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@strider: Seriously, you’re blaming all of his issues on Lucy? You’re identifying his own subconscious as the reason for his troubles! Never once did Mike complain about the supposed ‘abuse’ Lucy was giving him. Yeah, she might hit hard, but she’s always done that. If Mike had SUCH a problem with it, he should’ve spoken up. Not everyone is perfect and psychic.

Yes, it’s wrong to think that hitting people is okay, no matter what your reason is for doing it. Your subconscious argument falls apart as well, because it took a few words from Sandy disapproving of that treatment for him to have the guts to speak up. There’s nothing about this that has to do with his subconscious: Mike is simply a coward.

He needed to have someone to say ‘well, she said that Lucy….’ about, if this goes south, his little temper tantrum. He’s had nothing but an irrational attitude for a long time now, and is being a child and living in the past. The fact that he still thinks Sandy is the perfect little kitten she was when they were younger proves how delusional he is. I can only hope that this catches up with him, because SOMEONE needs to give him a real taste of reality.

Lucy did not drag him into his basement, beat on him ‘til he started defending himself, and hitting him whenever he got out of line. No, she hung out with him on a daily basis, play-fought with him, and was there for him when he had problems. And he has had SO MANY problems. Lately, he hasn’t even been grateful to her for her putting up with his attitude and still helping him when he needs it.

This is going to burst his bubble once the others find out. I can’t wait. Just the same though, Lucy’s not perfect, but she also doesn’t try to hide it and get emo left and right.

Daryl December 16, 2011, 4:08 AM EST.

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PLAY FOUGHT, YOU DON’T BUST PEOPLES NOSES OPEN IN A PLAY FIGHT!!! christ i swear i’m done being civil here, because their is some serious reverse sexism and double standards going on in this site. if the roles were reversed and lucy was doing the screaming at mike after years of mike attacking her, more than likely, verbally all you guys would be saying “oh mike just suck it up and deal, man” or “oh that’s what you get mike” long story short you’d feel no sympathy for mike. it’s sickening that all of you seem to not see that while this was harsh it wasn’t that bad and was over quickly verses being attacked over and over again like lucy has done to mike while barely asking “are you ok?” for almost the entirety of the time they’ve been together. it’s like you guys are refusing to accept that the punches in the past chapters are now accepted as having severe consequences.
also it usually takes an external catalyst to bring the subconcious to concious especially in cases of severe denial.

strider December 16, 2011, 4:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #200823

Blurry in Lucy’s point of view :P

Knux-the-Killer December 16, 2011, 4:23 AM EST.

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She’s prolly gonna use Mike’s phone and tell Sandy to back off or something.

Dusk December 16, 2011, 4:29 AM EST.

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@strider: Oh, I get that there’s consequences, but YOU refuse to accept that this is still Mike’s fault in the end. He never spoke up about having issues until it upset Sandy. I don’t feel zero sympathy for Mike, as I said it’s wrong to think that it’s okay to hit someone, but you DO know that there’s such things as accidents right? Especially if you make a habit of punching people in random places to make them stop embarrassing or annoying you, which is something that Lucy should really do something about.

Yes, there are consequences and Lucy should’ve grown out of that habit a WHILE ago, but that’s just how she is. Despite that, Mike could’ve handled this far, far better, just told her that he doesn’t like getting hit like that so much. Instead, he just continued trying to go along with it, not doing any thinking of his own, figuring he would just ‘deal with it’. He was too afraid to just sit down and talk to her about it.

Daryl December 16, 2011, 4:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #200826

“oh, that’s just how she is”
wow, that is without a doubt the most common excuse i’ve ever heard, guess where i’ve heard that excuse before? BATTERED HOUSEWIVES!

i’m not disagreeing that mike took this too far. but the fact is he’s not the devil everyone makes him out to be. he had every right to lay into lucy after everything he has endured from her. BUT it was just a simple *** chewing, i’ve taken far worse *** chewings from my mother and my chiefs while i was in the service. if he had beat the crap out of her then i would be ****** at mike but like i said this was just an *** chewing, she can get over it, jesus guys.

*whew* i swear i’m getting way to ****** for a conversation about FREAKING FURRIES!

strider December 16, 2011, 4:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #200827

Uh Strider…are you forgetting that Lucy has CHANGED? That she is TRYING to be a better person? Give her some freakn time for crying out loud. To do something like what Mike has done to someone who is already sorry and is doing what they can to fix it…this is not justice. Try wedging those glued Mike-Shoes off your feet and at least try to imagine just a little of what someone like Lucy would be going through after hearing all this.
No friend deserves this, no matter what they’ve done. It would take a jerk of near unheard of levels to deserve that kind of psychological warfare. I can sympathize with Mike, or at least I used to, but he’s the one who’s being abusive now. He hasn’t even aknowleged Lucy trying to change.
Lucy’s only ever thrown punches. She’s never meant to really hurt him. No, she was not in the right, and she really wasn’t thinking about how it would hurt him in ways that were not physical. But she woke up. Mike on the other hand, is doing the opposite. He’s hurting her on purpose. And I don’t care what one’s reasons are, to hurt someone on purpose is the epitome of being an all-out jerk. I’d use stronger words than that, but I don’t like swearing.

StatingTheObvious December 16, 2011, 4:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #200828

that’s the other thing. i’ve already stated this before but lucy’s change wasn’t for herself, it was for mike. those kind of changes are always going to get you hurt in the end because you’ll always fall short of what the other is expecting.
oh by the way, i guess that means i’m a jerk then cause i’ve taken worse verbal assaults and i came out alright, hell a lot of people i know came out fine after having their butts handed to them on a silver platter.
you want to see a verbal assault, try standing in place for 30 minutes while someone screams at you point blank range hitting you with everything wrong with you. that’s a verbal assault and that was day one of bootcamp. i also had similar assaults when i was younger by my mother if i screwed up. heck all my siblings did, guess what they’re fine. one sister is a day care manager, the other sister is a surgical assistant, one brother is a well respected police officer and the other is a computer technician. and i’m on my way to becoming a professional pilot.

strider December 16, 2011, 4:55 AM EST.

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I hope she’s just going to read it.

Vigtyr December 16, 2011, 5:19 AM EST.

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This will NOT end well for anyone. And I think Biblioholic is right, and sandy said something in that text that would make Mike kick Lucy out like that.

Flashbomb7 December 16, 2011, 5:25 AM EST.

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Who’s to say Mike is doing this with complete intention? Maybe he is just suffering from all out craziness and is just shouting almost anything at this point. I’d probably be a loud ******* too if I found out that I’m pretty much kissing most if not all of my friends goodbye and risking alienating myself from my social peers and to top it all off, the one primarily responsible for causing me to make these extreme decisions is in my room trying to get friendly with me. I have a girlfriend, this girl still likes me and her very presence disgusts me. She doesn’t even realize what alll is wrong with her. Why do I have to put up with this brat, she does nothing but cause problems for me and I’m sick of it. I have my own life now, I’m not her babysiter anymore, so why does she keep bothering me? It all just makes me so angry!! Hulk Rage!!!. Anyways, so yeah. That’s my interpretation of what’s going on in his head all at once and what is causing him to react so strongly to Lucy. But seriously, he must be a little bit insane, I mean, did you see how he went from extreme anger to chipper in about 2 seconds and scampered off on all fours to meet his mom to tell her the good news? He seems to be a bit funny in the head XD

duelist December 16, 2011, 5:25 AM EST.

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Parents chew out the kids, it is their job. Drill sergeants do the same. It is expected of them and therefore not really abusive.(though I am not saying that everyone would be able to handle it.)

But when someone who has been your friend for ages, whom you love and trust above all other people, does something like this, it is not expected. It is just as harsh as a punch to the gut. (note: if you expect a punch there, you can tighten your muscles and brace for impact, if it is unexpected it is going to hurt, a LOT.)

It’s especially a jerk move on Mike’s part because just a few short moments ago they we having fun again. Bringing her back up just to let her fall harder than before.

I hope to see her develop more of a friendship with the Siamese character. But I also hope that she and Mike can work things out, although it would be difficult. Right now though, his reasons for hating her make me think Sandy is manipulating him into getting rid of any competition she might have. But thats just me thinking most “pretty” girls are crazy jealous people.

Miki December 16, 2011, 5:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #200833

Someone has an opinion that differs from Striders?!
Stop the press!

Also, who would have guessed that Striders family is multi-talented and curiously successful? That’s almost as believable as me being a rocket scientist and the rest of my family members being brain surgeons.

Yes, you are a jerk. And yes, I am an *******.
But I’m still going to love and tolerate the **** out of you.

I really hope Lucy reads the text! Drama is exciting when it’s not happening to me.

Patches December 16, 2011, 5:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #200835

I get where you’re coming from, and I can also agree Mike is definitely jumping the gun and taking advantage of her downed state to trash talk her. But Lucy isn’t off the hook, nor should she ever be just because they’re “friends”. Its one thing to be labeled a friend, but if you don’t act the part, especially in the other friend’s eyes, (not just other people like the audience) then there is a problem. Mike was in the right, but he was also deep in the wrong, and so was Lucy, she was right to try to change, but just simply trying isn’t going to erase what shes done.
(Over exaggerated example:)
Its like being a murderer for most of your life, you obviously physically harm the people you kill and emotionally destroy their close ones. Then after you’re in the deep end of the killing spree you decide to change, so you think you shouldn’t be punished to some degree.
Of course, Lucy is no murderer, and maybe Mike takes things to heart a bit more than the average guy. There’s nothing wrong with being sensitive, but there is with shredding someone’s heart to bloody ribbons while they’re down; and as much as its hard to believe hes still “sorta” in the right.
Well I’m done trying to make sense of this fiasco, I wonder what Lucy and Mike will do next, so I’m staying tuned. :)

Sandvich December 16, 2011, 5:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #200836

We never understood why Americans need to vomit when confronted with proof of their own misery.

Dext December 16, 2011, 5:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #200837

what i’ve been trying to say (in between fits of rage) is that everyone is being oversympathetic of lucy and making mike to be some sort of devil. if lucy is as strong as everyone makes her out to be she can take an butt chewing, regardless of who it’s from. that’s life you get butt chewings from multiple people in your life, parents, close friends, teachers, bosses, and in my case RDC’s (the proper term for navy bootcamp trainers). so i feel no sympathy for lucy since this is a just a slap on the wrist and let’s face it lucy has never had to pay for what abuse she’s done in the past, but i feel alot of sympathy for mike since he had to endure so much that he finally snapped and went into a fit of rage.

it’s one thing to take a jab at me, but i’ll be damned if you take a jab at my family and their successes. you’re a real big man ain’t ya, making cracks about others from behind a computer screen. let me tell you something my family and myself have all worked hard to get where we are you ****ing *******. we endured alot of sacrifice and hardship. so you wanna make jabs you better keep that target on me you limp dick son of a bitch, because my family is miles above you *******.

strider December 16, 2011, 5:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #200838

Just a random statement in Mike’s defense even though I don’t entirely defend what hes doing (going a bit overboard there, Mr. Green Eyes):
Mike warned her to leave after all, she could’ve avoided his break down and rage, if she just walked away like he asked. Even though that’d be hard to do since they were just having a good time moments before and they still have the project n’ stuff. D:

Sandvich December 16, 2011, 5:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #200840

unfortunately this chapter of late has been progressing a little slow for my liking, but at least we’re learning some new things

Hubris December 16, 2011, 5:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #200841

Bad time to be sick (for me). Almost had a sympathy hurl there

fred December 16, 2011, 5:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #200842

yeah i get that people are different but i’m setting myself as the baseline since i know me. anyhow, i don’t totally hate lucy so she should be above that baseline.

sorry about the rage, i just can’t stand people insulting my family, especially from behind a computer screen. like i said we all worked hard to get where we are, so someone saying that i’m lying about my family, who i’m very proud of and push every day to catch up to, is crossing the line that will set me off.

strider December 16, 2011, 5:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #200843

@strider: Lucy’s not in the military, and Mike’s not a drill sergeant. Even moreso, Mike’s intentionally being malicious, he’s not throwing baseless insults at her like you’ve dealt with while being in the military. Quite frankly strider, it sounds like you yourself have just accepted that this sort of thing should just be ‘how it is’. That’s equally bad. No one should look at something like that and think ‘yeah, she can deal with it, SHE’S TOUGH’. No, that doesn’t work, there’s a reason that not everyone makes it through bootcamp, and it’s not JUST from the physical strain. It’s the psychological aspect of it too, how the training wears on you and how your drill sergeants wear you down in every way they can as well.

Yes, she could come out of this just fine. Or she could not. She’s not you, she doesn’t think like a military-type. Most people don’t, they’re citizens. Most people also come out of it okay even if they’re NOT in the military. Lots of people also have the sense to speak up when they don’t like getting hit. Mike is not one of those people, much like Lucy wasn’t one of those people that didn’t hit others to get her point across. However, she’s been trying to change, and Mike is just stuck in the past, dwelling on all the negative things he can cling to for some kind of pseudo-comfort, because he just wants to be right.

Above all though, what it all comes down to….is the fact that they’re all just teenagers, Lucy’s an emotional train wreck, and Mike’s a self-centered **** that wouldn’t see someone standing right in front of him if he spotted Sandy just behind them. Not a single one of them is even close to being emotionally stable, aside from the, uh….the dog, his name eludes me….Paulo’s friend! Maybe Tess too, she’s the oldest of them all, and thus far the most sensible in my opinion. With age comes emotional wisdom.

EDIT: Who insulted your family, strider? That’s no bueno, ese.

Daryl December 16, 2011, 5:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #200844

I agree with strider mike deserves some sympathy.

YoungVegeta December 16, 2011, 5:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #200845

sorry i didn’t clarify, when i was talking about day one of bootcamp, i was a 17 year old kid. i didn’t know what to expect in the military, i dang sure didn’t know i was going to get screamed at first thing when i got off the bus. anyhow i was using that as an example, like i said before, a normal person should be able to take a butt chewing. it’s a part of normal life, you get your butt chewed and you move on and learn from your mistake. as i stated before a lot of people here are way too oversympathetic of lucy.

EDIT: oh patches, he said i was lying about my families successes.

strider December 16, 2011, 5:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #200846

Lucy…. No, don’t you dare do it…. Do you want to keep living? If you do that… you know everything will end.

Jack December 16, 2011, 5:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #200848

lol, yeah the navy would agree with you on that one. they tried to send me (yeah the military doesn’t like their guys angry and ready to fight, who knew) but missions kept coming up that kept me from getting scheduled.
anyhow i needed an example, that was the first one to pop in my head, but yeah i understand,
personal and family achievements = NSFI

on that note i guess you meant my rage during the argument (where i went uncivil) yeah sorry about that one too, i snapped for a bit. i coulda handled that better (hey i pulled a mike, lol)

strider December 16, 2011, 6:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #200849

@strider: Well yeah, most people can handle getting chewed out just fine, but it takes on a whole different meaning to them when they’re trying to be a better person, all of their actions scream ‘I’m sorry, please stop ignoring me’, and the other person is just starting to get along with them once more, only to basically blindside them with a rusty-nailed two-by-four, or the emotional equivalent to such a thing.

Mike went way, WAY too far with this, and that’s only because Sandy got upset, and that makes him one of the WORST kinds of people I’ve had the displeasure of knowing in the past. The kind of person that will step all over someone no matter how hard they’re trying to redeem themselves, making said person believe that they could be viewed in a nicer mindset at some point, then making it abundantly clear that he never intended to ever give them the time of day, and was only leading them on so he could crush them even worse down the line. That’s disgusting and I hope it comes back to slap him in the face hard enough to make him see the curvature of the Earth. Maybe then he’ll be able to get his head out of his rectum.

With that said, I can’t say that Lucy shouldn’t have expected something of this sort. I AM starting to get suspicious of whatever Sandy said to Mike to make him hate on Lucy so harshly though. I don’t think that it was just because Sandy didn’t like the thought of someone hitting on Mike in the non-flirtatious way. As much as I’m disgusted with Mike’s behavior now, and his attitude that he’s had for a while, he WAS starting to get along with Lucy again, and she was doing significantly less punching, and was just being competitive. Then, suddenly, he finds out that Sandy’s coming to visit, and he does the sharpest 180 turn I’ve ever seen, emotionally.

This revelation does NOT bode well for Mike, either way.

Daryl December 16, 2011, 6:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #200850


Me December 16, 2011, 6:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #200851

couldn’t it just be his mind temporarily slipped and he forgot why he had started to hate lucy? i mean he completely forgot about lucy when he went to tell his mom that sandy was coming, so it could be his brain is just spacing depending on the enviroment.

as for everything else, as i’ve said multiple times before in other debates, let’s just agree to disagree. because we’ll probably just end up going in circles. i obviously have my view and you have your view and it looks like it definitely won’t change for either of us.

strider December 16, 2011, 6:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #200852

Did she just falcon hairball?!?

The awesome one December 16, 2011, 6:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #200854

No, bad cat, don`t touch that phone. Whatever you are gonna do with it, only will bring you more problems. Except if you are gonna call Paulo, then do it, I don`t think you can go out all alone in your state and the cold.

FAKE December 16, 2011, 6:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #200855

Oooooooor Lucy is gonna call for help. She just barfed, who wouldn’t want help? Im pretty sure she knows that if she texts/calls Sandy or reads Sandy’s texts, it will only hurt her more. Just because she hates Mike and Sandy right now doesn’t mean she will do something about it. And if she doesn’t call for help, she may be taking a nap. Who doesn’t love a nap after barfing your guts out? It weakens you!

She might even call Paulo to come introduce his foot to Mike’s face.

I apologize for the length.

cookie December 16, 2011, 6:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #200856

Send ALL the hate mail!

And I thought Mike and Lucy were going to be friends, but antagonist Sandy is antagonizing.

But heres what’s really going to happen: Lucy is going to text Sandy about what happened, and tell her that she changed from her abusive way. Sandy doesn’t beleive her, and mike comes backs. Later, Lucy remembers seeing Sandy’s number on the phone, and calls her. They have a long, in-depth conversation, Sandy gives in and they become friends. Mike is no longer is mad at lucy since he worships Sandy. -happy ending-

Kindle Kat December 16, 2011, 6:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #200857

You know you’re upset when you can’t show your eyes normally.

Mattaki-chan December 16, 2011, 6:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #200858

Hmmm. Maybe leaving the girl who you just insulted and basically completely crushed with your words alone in your room when she has been known to be somewhat vengeful isn’t exactly the greatest plan.

The art here is beautiful and very touching. The emotion described in Lucy’s stance and vague lack of expression is almost more telling than if she had been crying or something similar. Thank you Taeshi and SuitCase, a great page as always.

Deuce Moose December 16, 2011, 6:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #200859

it’s called stress, the brain gets really messed up when it’s stressed out. he probably has a lot more on his mind than what we’ve seen, even at the start of this argument.

flip 1: his brain took a break, if you’ve ever played a video game you know your mind isn’t 100% there during the session. so he was happy or better put it was more or less an absence of emotions.

flip 2: he gets reminded about his reality, with the sandy text. all of it comes crashing back in causing a multiplication of all the stressors he’s had. in this case it makes him really angry.

flip 3: his mom is home he has good news he gets a happiness overload because it’s all good for him (in his perspective). have you ever been angry then you see something funny or really nice and you laugh way harder than you should or get way too happy, it’s the brain working.

i’m no psychologist but that’s what i see in his changes. i think it has something to do with which part of the brain is operating in different emotions or something like that. the stresses can multiply these emotions.
but like i said i’m no psychologist.

strider December 16, 2011, 6:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #200860


ftu December 16, 2011, 6:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #200861

Heh. Mike never noticed that Lucy is currently havimg the Flu. Her health status is going to drop drasticly at this rate judging the fact that shes been sick since her day with Paulo and barely recovering. Things have finally become amusing.

TCB December 16, 2011, 6:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #200862

:( this is going hard right.

Ac130 December 16, 2011, 6:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #200863

This is about to get amazing! I CANNOT WAIT for the next page now!!! AAAHHH!! :D

Rachel December 16, 2011, 6:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #200864

I think you forget that lucy never hurt mike spitefully. she thought he was ok with it, because he never really complained. yes, you can say “lucy could realize it was wrong, too” but, frankly, who is the one who has more social\mental\whatever issues? lucy, without doubts. she had them from the beginning. she is the one that needed to be helped the most.
now, mike is a teenager, not a psychologist, so probably he couldn’t think about explaining to lucy what’s wrong with her like an (mature) adult would do. but it’s more probable that he could get sick of her manners, since he was physically hurt.
right now mike is 15, he could imagine that lucy would be destroyed if he told her those things. it’s ok with the “I hate you and I don’t want you to be my friend”, and even with the “you’ve never treated me anything like a friend”, if you consider how much time passed since lucy’s rescues (still, it’s incredible that he doesn’t remember). but mentally destroying her with “you are a parasite” and “nobody can love you for who you are” is too much (and it’s not true, either! mike is evil or blind, because from the time he began to not care about lucy, he didn’t notice that the others began to care more about her).
actually he told lucy untrue and malicious things. he didn’t think “maybe I should ask\observe the others, before saying nobody cares about her”, no, he simply aimed to make her feel as bad as possible.
this is intentional, while mike’s unconscious suffering for lucy’s strikes wasn’t caused intentionally.
at most, you can defend him saying he did just come out of an all-out venting, but it’s not enough to fully justify those words and you can’t say that lucy is the “bad one”, because she didn’t make him suffer intentionally (I don’t mean the physical suffering).

with an extreme example:
if a man killed someone not on purpose (without trying to hurt him in any serious way, either), I think it’s not right to judge him as a murderer. at most, he is to blame for being so fool to not think about the consequences of his action, but that’s all.

now, imagine if lucy suicided (I don’t think she will): would mike be at fault? yes, because even if he didn’t think about the consequences, he knew that those words would have destroyed her.

p.s. you say that lucy supporters think that she is strong minded (or how it is said). well in my opinion, they think that she is weak minded (that is true), and they are angry with mike because he tore down without regards that bit of force of will she was using to try to change.

p.p.s. maybe I’m a bit late with the discussion, but the fact is that I spend a lot of time writing these long comments without errors and making them as clear as possible…

boh... December 16, 2011, 6:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #200865

Take the phone!! Ruin the relationship!! Make mike pay!!! Dooo eeeet!

Danel December 16, 2011, 6:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #200866

Oh god if she does what we’re all are thinking she’s gonna do i’m just gonna hate her. It’ll never be okay if she does. And if she does, it just shows she’s petty and jealous and that her intention to change never was real.

Genderbend December 16, 2011, 7:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #200867

inb4 Lucy get hospitalized for an advanced panic attack?

Also, @Amazing Lagann: what is that meme, and how does it somehow end up in comments or forums on every webcomic I read?

FreakazoidVocaloid December 16, 2011, 7:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #200868

Yeah Lucy break up with Sandy on Mike’s behalf… That’s what you should do. Oh and don’t forget to break the phone. He’s definitely gonna be grateful!
Also, her face in the second panel is awesome.

Cliffy December 16, 2011, 7:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #200869

when your world just collapsed you are not 100% clear-headed, you know. I wouldn’t be too surprised if she would do it.
one thing is sure: she would regret it A LOT, later.

are you talking about the “She used to be okay, then she took an arrow to the knee.” sentence?
it’s an altered citation from “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim”, a new videogame.
the original sentence is “I used to be an adventurer like you. Then I took an arrow to the knee”. now a lot of people use it to make funny comments. I saw a lot of them on youtube.

I wrote one like 2 pages ago:
“mike used to tolerate lucy’s character. then he took a kick to the knee”.

boh... December 16, 2011, 7:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #200870

once again i have to disagree, i have to add something to my argument. stressors, when your in a blind rage it’s actually possible you have no control over what you are saying as your saying the first thing to come to mind. mike’s mind has shown signs of over stress so it’s possible that his anger was multiplied into a blind rage. so if you wanna argue intent, it’s probable he didn’t have control over his words and also unintentionally hurt lucy. yeah he broke her down, and as for your mike knew it would destroy her. remember mike’s perception is of the old lucy anyways, the one with problems but could overall handle things. so when he pulled the safety’s off, even in a sane state of mind he wouldn’t know that this is a different lucy since like mike didn’t tell lucy she was hurting him, lucy also didn’t openly show her “change” (even though it was a change done to make another person like her which isn’t good) to mike. although if he was in a sane state i think things would have been handled differently though, so yeah mike’s actions are overall the effect of stress pushing him into a blind almost psychotic rage. heck i’ve seen murderers get sent to an insane asylum instead of prison for the same reason.

strider December 16, 2011, 7:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #200871

I’m still going for MikexLucy………… 8-D

GoBeyond December 16, 2011, 7:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #200872


no one December 16, 2011, 7:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #200873

First off, ew. Secondly, I would have to say that Lucy is going to be calling Sandy or texting her so that she doesn’t come, that would really suck as I really want to see Sandy and Mikie all grown up together.

CTS4Kouhei December 16, 2011, 7:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #200874

I’ve done stupid **** like Lucy after getting heartbroken, so I might understand if she messes with Sandy via phone. I threatened suicide over text with my ex after our break up because I was so hurt. I would get it if Lucy tried to do something to prevent Sandy from coming.

Mattaki-chan December 16, 2011, 7:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #200875

HOLY CRAP! These comments are out of control!

MidnightSnack December 16, 2011, 7:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #200876


Large words and being a sesquipedelian commenter is all fine and dandy, but it helps when the words you use actually have meaning. Unless you’re making a public service announcement about how NOT to use a thesaurus. Also for someone who complained about spelling, you misspelled quite a few words in there, primarily the word “sentence”, which is with an “e”, not “sentance” with an “a”. I’d advise you to look back in your grammar books again as well. Oh and Hemingway would be rolling in his grave, but mostly because not only did you manage to write the most pompous (and literarily incorrect) post, but you also managed to misspell his name.

Nice English Major you got there. I’m not entirely sure what you were trying to say, but I know it wasn’t the King’s language you were saying it in.

Xynthesz December 16, 2011, 7:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #200877


Beyatchart December 16, 2011, 7:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #200878

well, if he thought about lucy as the old one, I hope he will feel at least a little bit guilty for what he did, seeing that she even threw up.

I said that he did it intentionally because he cried when he said “I hate you” and the other things, then he stopped and began to explain things, such as why the others would follow him to another table. his facial expression was relaxed (apart for the ears, but I think it is just because he is talking to someone he doesn’t like). I think at least he would have grimaced (is it the right word? asd I really don’t know), if those word were originated by rage.

boh... December 16, 2011, 7:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #200879

HAHAHA! Oh my God, this is ****ing hilarious! Lucy is so shocked that she ****ing threw up! XD

Um…the art style is really falling apart here…I hope it was intentional for all the borders to be blocky and everything to be kind of weird looking. I don’t even know what that orange stuff is lying near the game controllers, or what those black boxy outlines are in the final panel. Lucy is getting sick, of course, so I can cut the art style some slack, here. It actually works in Taeshi’s favor. If it wasn’t intentional, though, then it just goes to show how better the previous art style was.

Either she’s still sick or she’s LITERALLY that shocked. I hope it’s the former, because if it’s the latter…I’d be inclined to lose all hope for her.

Mike left his phone on the bed. Lucy sees the phone. Lucy is going to message Sandy and ruin EVERYTHING for the two of them. Or try to talk things out with Sandy. Or something else involving the phone; I don’t know. But I can’t wait to find out what happens next. We’re finally getting somewhere again! :D

NintendoSegaSonyGuy December 16, 2011, 7:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #200880

biblioholic and curtisimo are (or possibly were) having a battle of wits so to speak, to practice their vocabulary and word usage on each other in a practical application. that’s what that post was about.
and i don’t know if the spelling comment was aimed at me. but i did mention spelling to them earlier, due to the fact i’m officiating the contest. at the same time since i’m not paying that much attention to my own grammar and spelling, if i was i’d be running my comments through word first, lol. so, sorry if i misspelled something in my own post.

hope this brings you up to speed with what they’re doing, m’kay.

strider December 16, 2011, 7:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #200882

Lucy’s gonna break that phone.

Rachel Vang December 16, 2011, 7:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #200883

@ Beyatchart
What if that isn’t Lucy’s plan?!? What happens if Lucy wants revenge?!? We all like a happy couple but if Lucy ruins MikexSandy. Mike will never forgive her and NOT end up a couple!

AwesomeKid15 December 16, 2011, 7:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #200884

Looks like shes holding the garbage can and about to throw it on his bed

CookieMonster December 16, 2011, 8:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #200885


It wasn’t aimed at you haha I wasn’t actually aware of this competition. Although I’d be surprised if biblioholic won. I know I sound like a dick but I can’t let the rape of the english language float by me without saying something. I think you should rate them on how coherent, yet complex sentences they produce rather than how complex they look.

Xynthesz December 16, 2011, 8:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #200886

Don’t go for the cell phone, Lucy. You’ll only make things horribly worse if you do! Don’t do it!

GuessWho December 16, 2011, 8:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #200887

one, he didn’t see lucy throw up. two, you’ve never seen a person tear up when they’re angry. it has nothing to do with remorse, it’s a sign of a very strong emotion. in this case rage. at the end his brain could be coming down from the rage, after a rage it can take a few moments to regain conscious control over your actions. imagine a fighter spinning out of control, you can’t immediately get it back flying straight it takes time to get it back under control even after that it takes time to counter the disorientation in your sight from being spun around so violently. so while it looked like he was calm and calculating his brain still hadn’t caught up. so he was still saying the first things coming to mind. remember it’s difficult to read the timespan, this whole event could’ve happened in a matter of a couple minutes. it just feels like longer because it’s been spanned over a few weeks for us.

and finally, why would he feel guilty anyways? the old lucy is what mike hates. he doesn’t even know the “new” lucy, remember think about what mike’s seen everytime he’s seen lucy during her change. he’s only seen representations of the old lucy the lucy he hates (the scene with her flipping him off when she was walking away with augustus comes to mind). so why would he feel guilty?

hmm, i may add that to my scoring factors. right now i’m counting off 1 point for misspelling and 2 points for improper word usage and i’m using a boxing scorecard format for scoring the rounds. i guess i could add coherency to my factors for a 2 point deduction though.

strider December 16, 2011, 8:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #200888

I cannot help but think, that Sandy is playing an important part here, maybe a manipulative one as well considering Mike’s behaviour…

sidethought December 16, 2011, 8:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #200889

don’t tell me that Lucy is about to do what i think she is. :nope:

Virtual December 16, 2011, 8:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #200890

YES! yes karmic retribution, mikes gonna pay for murdering lucy’s feelings :) i can’t wait! no happy endings for anyone *evil laugh*

Freddyz December 16, 2011, 8:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #200891

Oh dear. Let’s hope her maturity reigns and that she only reads the gooshy nonsense.

Suzume December 16, 2011, 8:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #200892

Lucy cries blue, vomits white, and drools red… These aren’t cats! These are Monters!!

Jorje December 16, 2011, 8:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #200893

She should go and tell sandy that mikes mom said she can’t come over

The awesome one December 16, 2011, 8:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #200894

o-o *can’t wait until Monday!* This… this is the worst cliffhanger of this chapter, seriously. Lucy, what exactly will you do with that phone? Call her and yell at her? Call her and tell her all of the truth? Text her as Mike saying “Don’t come here, and I’m breaking up with you?” Break the phone? Or, or maybe she’ll steal it and do something along these lines at a later date. Gah! So many possibilities running through my head!

Nice job Lucy. You’d better throw up in his garbage can. Now, fling the can around the room! Mike’s reaction: *skipping back into the room* OH HAPPY DAY, TRALALA, I’M TOTALLY GUILT-FREE OF ALL THE HORRIBLE THINGS I JUST DID TO MY FORMER BEST FRIEND~! ….Wait……Wha-What’s that smell…..? *looks around* OH MY GOSH, WHAT IS THIS!!! *proceeds to puke on the floor from the smell* Must….Call Sandy….. *goes to get phone; it’s gone* O-O SAAAAANDDDDYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!! *Lucy has gathered a ramp outside his house; drives a bus into his room and runs him over; killing him*

All the Mike haters: YAAAAAAY!
All the people who still have faith in him, and probably Daisy, and Sandy: *cries*

Yuki-chan December 16, 2011, 8:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #200895

do it lucy do it you know you freakin want to!!!

Anima December 16, 2011, 8:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #200896

i can’t believe this, he made her sick! ***!

lucy, what are you thinking about that phone?

asimplefangirl December 16, 2011, 8:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #200897

Let’s see, Broken Lucy + Mike’s unprotected iPhone = Most likely a god awful text to Sandy saying unimaginable things that she thinks came from Mike and she’ll break-up with him as a result, but that’s just me.

Rob64 December 16, 2011, 8:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #200898

Ok puckin was a little much. :unsure:

Rozon December 16, 2011, 8:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #200899

Given Lucy’s condition, I don’t think she’s in any condition to initiate contact with Sandy. She’s broken and dazed at the moment, to say the least. I doubt she’d be able to say anything to Sandy except cry incoherently.

What I do think will happen is that she’ll read the text (which is likely still on screen), and depending on the contents she’ll react from there, assuming Mike doesn’t come back before she’s done, since she spent a good minute or two hurling and it won’t be long before someone realizes she’s still up there.

As mentioned above, she could also intend to call for help, but given her condition and how Mike has shattered her faith in her friends, I don’t think she’ll reach out to any of them for support.

I don’t think she’ll be malicious at this point and try to ruin Mike and Sandy’s relationship because I doubt her mind is in the right place for that. Could she try later on (like when Sandy comes down)? Possibly, depending on what unfolds in the intervening time. We’ll have to wait and see.

As for who my sympathies lie with… I’m divided. Lucy has mistreated Mike in the past, and it’s easy to interpret her caring for him and dedication to save him as part of her attachment complex. She doesn’t seem like she’s past needing Mike (given her psychological past, this is understandable) and separation from him would probably be best for the both of them.

However I can’t swing all Mike’s way either. He has used Lucy as a Sandy supplement in the past and present. It would appear that he’s always known he’d ditch Lucy for Sandy at some point (except perhaps early on when he thought she was gone forever). Now this would be fine as a little kid, but it doesn’t appear like he ever gave serious thought to how Lucy would feel about it. Tunnel vision on Sandy, most likely. However he is aware that his actions and demeanor have hurt her, and he’s gone about this in the most malicious way possible. Had he been able to take the high road and break off their friendship harshly but without malice then perhaps they could have both grown as better people. As it is (and whatever is in that text should shed more light on the issue.) He’s been unjustly cruel and needs the fantasy bubble he’s built up around himself to be popped.

All in all I find the writing to be well done and the pacing suitable for the situation. This is a hard chapter to read because it tugs on emotion, and harshly. This I consider a sign of good writing, and it feels real. I look forward to the rest of the story, which I’m glad I took the time to read.

Grey December 16, 2011, 8:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #200900

Wait, is that… it is! mikes Iphone!

lol December 16, 2011, 8:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #200901

What if Sandy didn’t really say anything? O.o Mike, you jerk.
Revenge time!!!!!
To: Sandy
Don’t come to visit, I hate you.
- Mike
Ohhhh yeaaaaah….

ProfessorMarshmellow December 16, 2011, 8:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #200902

Yeeeeeeeah go text Sandy saying Mike DIED >:D W00T!!!

LemonFilling December 16, 2011, 8:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #200903

That’s it, Lucy….
You’ve spotted the target…
Now…snap it in half.
You now know your mission.

Gregory December 16, 2011, 8:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #200904

I see many angry people in the future… And word of the wise, puking in the room of the guy who hates you is not going to make him like you more…

D December 16, 2011, 8:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #200905

I don’t understand why so many people think she’s going for the phone.
What really bothers me in that panel is the spilled orange juice.

Batterysphere December 16, 2011, 9:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #200906

Dang Mike, verbally abuse an emotionally unstable chick and then abandon her in your room……with your phone….which caused all this. I think we know where this is leading to… DOOOO ITTT LUCY!!!!! :D
I really hope it shows Mike outside by his mom’s car telling her about Sandy, when all of a sudden *BLAM* dead iPhone!

Shoogie December 16, 2011, 9:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #200907

Haha, oh man. She looks like an old man in panel six.

SushiJaguar December 16, 2011, 9:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #200908

Man…she meeeessed up. I will say this. My stomach gets really upset too when I have any kind of stressor so I know how she feels.

Iris December 16, 2011, 9:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #200909

lucy be strong. don’t pick up the phone. mike is a jerk. if people did leave you i wont. i like you the best. it’s mike’s fault not yours. sandy doesn’t know what she’s talking about. he was the one stringing you along. mike needs to get a new life. if he loves sandy so much he should leave. besides, he needs to talk about it with the others and you need to be in that group lucy. mike remember who saved your asses in that ally when those cats tried to kill you.

melberry December 16, 2011, 9:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #200910

yep she’s totally gonna send Sandy a text message.

Lolllama December 16, 2011, 9:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #200911

Yeah we all have different reactions to things… I would have ran down the stairs and kicked Mike’s @$$, but I dont think Lucy is ready for that yet…

If I could walk into the comic right now and become a character, I would seriously kick Mike’s @$$ all the way to the Grand Canyon!!!
At first I supported him because he stood up for himself, but when he ran away in the last update I as just: “Mike, WHAT THE H.E.L.L.?!!” (if you are wondering why I wrote it so wierdly, its so it wont be bleeped!)

Apple December 16, 2011, 9:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #200912

Man I dont even know if I could fathom kicking his *** at this point…I mean jeez this was low. I think I would have reacted exactly as Lucy right now. vomiting because my stomach was so upset. Then I would walk out not even acknowledging anyone. At that point, I would want to erase Mike from my life because it’s just too painful and not worth it (which I have done before in a similar situation).

Iris December 16, 2011, 9:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #200913

he forgott his Phone :unsure: maybe she will talk some words with sandy … Mad Lucy

please bring it to a end. It hurts to see this all. Thats a heavy Story ;_;

Foxy December 16, 2011, 9:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #200914

I think you misunderstood the first 2 lines of my comment.
I meant, I hope he will feel at least a little guilty when he returns in the room and sees that she threw up. because, as you said, he expected her being able to “handle things” and instead he would find her mentally collapsed and sick (if she doesn’t ruin everything doing something stupid meanwhile…).
maybe when he got out of the room, he thought her silence was less significant than it actually was… I hope so.

boh... December 16, 2011, 9:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #200915

Lucy, don’t do iiiiiiiiit! Be the better person! You already left him a gift in his waste basket!

MacFluffers December 16, 2011, 9:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #200916

The pain is still there, the sadness is unbearable, Mike you jerk you mulched her heart up to the point of nausea. You over done it.

And as for Lucy, go tell Sandy of Mike’s ruthlessness, he’s been too hard on you.

Starkeyblade December 16, 2011, 9:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #200917

you go do what you have to do Lucy..but can you keep the secret ;)

enxhi December 16, 2011, 10:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #200918

……….. or she could always break the phone in huff~

Huh? December 16, 2011, 10:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #200919

I want Lucy to fight back

naga December 16, 2011, 10:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #200920

Wait… didn’t Lucy say she was contemplating suicide earlier in this chapter…? OH CRAP. Things could get even worse in the chapters to come if she attempts THAT. D:

Turbocharge December 16, 2011, 10:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #200921

Hey, look…..a cell phone!

2tailed_fox December 16, 2011, 10:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #200922

Well… that’s not a nice page…
When I saw Lucy looking at the phone… is she gonna talk some words with Sandy? She was surely looking and gazing at that phone, maybe thinking “my last chance” or something I mean that has to happen unless Mike comes back…

Chocolatte December 16, 2011, 10:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #200923

No Lucy! not the iPhone 4! Think of poor ole Steve!

Jack December 16, 2011, 10:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #200924

Bringing back the old style huh?

A rampaging hobo December 16, 2011, 10:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #200925

Oh snap. ****’s about to get really real.

wilkens3 December 16, 2011, 10:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #200926

I just realized Mike has a really boring room lol

Iris December 16, 2011, 10:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #200927

Fun fact, about 463 people are expecting Lucy to go Yandere and waste everyone.

Even though they all know that’s never going to happen…
…Right? :unsure:

GJdude December 16, 2011, 10:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #200928


Ice Shield December 16, 2011, 10:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #200929

I suspect she will now send a text to Sandy using Mike’s phone and say some mean **** to her and so on, so forth.

Brain Worm December 16, 2011, 10:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #200930

Oh god, half the comments on this site are from strider alone. Damn it, I’ve posted my thoughts on the matter here before and that’s enough. It’s amazing the amount of rage that these pages are accumulating.
@ Taeshi,
These people must be hitting F5 so much that they could generate revenue all by themselves, am I right?

Amazing Lagann December 16, 2011, 10:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #200931

I say bust up his phone soo he can’t call or text nobody

womens scares December 16, 2011, 10:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #200932

Stop pulling the punches, Lucy, just go and crash his phone! Cut the evil by the bud!

Mike deserves that much for being such a puppet

Billy MT December 16, 2011, 11:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #200933

Do not mess with the phone Lucy… Be Better than mike. Just walk away.

Robin December 16, 2011, 11:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #200934

Lucy! You’re better than that, we know it. Walk away D:

Paw December 16, 2011, 11:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #200935

Dont do it Lucy.. No, Dont do it. Just walk away. Go home. Eat the chips. Play the videogame. Just dont touch the phone!

Mint-sama December 16, 2011, 11:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #200936

lucy u are not ur self anymore ur blinded by rage so u think send a text or destroy his phone but lucy u know ur making it worse if u do that……
just do what the others say in the comments just walk away….
so not….well…mike will not see u again or massefly angry…..

just do the right thing…..
walk away…………….
greetz out of the netherlands by thathurts,good? peace :)
and lucy mike wont be happy if he sees puke in his trash bucket :P so bless u xD peace…

thathurts,good? December 16, 2011, 11:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #200937

I wonder if she’s just going to see what she wrote to him and not bust it. But… seriously… at this point, after everything that Mike heartlessly told her, it wouldn’t be surprising to see her bash the phone to the wall.

Yes, some people say that she deserved it. Maybe so. Lucy HAS been abusive in the past. But it has also been Mike who hasn’t spoken out. Lucy would probably have stopped it if he just had said something about it. And to judge someone from something they don’t realize they were doing wrong is cruel.

Especially if you do it the Mike way. That *******.

Cera December 16, 2011, 11:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #200938

aww :(
i didn’t even think her looking at the phone was a remote possibility until I looked at the comments and everyone was like LUCYYY NOOOOO so now I am nervous and join their cries.

onomnom December 16, 2011, 11:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #200939

everyone’s saying not to text sandy.i don’t think she is….remember she doesn’t know sandy is coming back…so I’m assuming she just wants to know what caused mikes sudden change in mood.

kiki December 16, 2011, 11:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #200940

No Lucy, don’t do anything stupid! ._.

Avory December 16, 2011, 11:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #200941

I saw her vomiting from a mile away, but Mike leaving the phone? Oh my, the tension, the suspense, the laughs I shall have when the drama hits the fan!

It felt like every one of these last few pages were a cliffhanger in and of themselves, but this one truly takes the cake. For the first time in a long while I will be sitting up eagerly awaiting for the Monday page, kudos artist, kudos.

DLancer December 16, 2011, 11:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #200942

Really now…? She threw up -__________- this only gets more and more overly dramatic its amazing how ridiculous this is becoming
Now she’s gonna read texts- talk to Sandy- etc?
Do I have any hope that this will be a mature conversation between the both of them?
*Thinks back on the history of this comic and the author’s writing style* Nope, no I don’t.
-_- Where’s Paulo?

casui December 16, 2011, 11:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #200943

Don’tdosomethingstupidDon’tdosomethingstupidDon’td osomethingstupidDon’ttouchthephonedon’ttouchthepho ne!!!!

Holly December 16, 2011, 11:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #200944

@ kiki mike telld lucy that sandy would came next week read the beginning then i think 5 pages further u will see it ;) no offense
and again peac….BYE!!!

thathurts,good? December 16, 2011, 11:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #200945

Go Lucy go, see what they’ve been talking about. :D

Quilvy December 16, 2011, 11:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #200946


Kyosuke December 16, 2011, 11:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #200947

This story is just getting more and more interesting. Keep it up Taeshi.

SpiritWolf15x December 16, 2011, 12:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #200948

that hobag deserved it

td December 16, 2011, 12:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #200949

Oh no…. I have a REALLY bad feeling about the next few pages. i think lucy is going to send a message to sandy acting as if it were mike :unsure: and then ALL HELL will break loose.

Curcil December 16, 2011, 12:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #200950

Oh see, now someone’s gonna have to endure a bad stench in their bedroom! Even if unintentional, it’s quite a simple yet annoying little vengence right? He does deserve worse though… :D

spicybleachedhead December 16, 2011, 12:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #200951


I too was in the Navy. I too am very similar to Lucy (emotionally, although at times I will lightly punch my friend in the arm when he annoys me, but he knows, as I have indeed told him, that it is only for jest), and quite a bit like old Mike. What Mike did here was just plain wrong. At that point, he was not raging, he was thinking, calculating,b and chose the best words to wound. If he were in a blind rage, he would not have used the most damaging insults on her. Blind rage is like a machine gun- random, inaccurate, and may miss the mark. Mike used a sniper rifle to target all of her insecurities. That cannot be justified. Sorry, but you just failed hardcore.

Renadt December 16, 2011, 12:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #200952

Remember when this comic didn’t make you hate life? That’s not what’s happening now :D

I think the only way this chapter could end in a lighthearted or funny way is if Lucy looks through Mike’s iPhone and finds the picture of David’s wang, then sends it to Sandy.

Spirit December 16, 2011, 12:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #200953

I HOPE she just grabs Sandy’s number from his phone and calls her at a later time……thennn Sandy and Lucy hook up. No.

Deluxe_Flame December 16, 2011, 12:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #200954

HAHAHA! I totally called the vomit. A shame Lucy didn’t explode all over Mike’s face. That’d have stunned him long enough for her to escape and let him stand there, mentally destroyed by having just been puked on. But now she’s going to make a bad decision, and look through Mike’s texts. Someone already mentioned she’ll get Sandy’s phone number, and that’ll probably happen. Then she’ll leave in a broken mess and Mike’s family will be like WTF was that about? And Mike will lie, or tell them what happened and be a teenager and think he was right. Stupid weekend… again…

She’s after his pillows! TAKE THEM AND RUN!

Justin December 16, 2011, 12:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #200955

Thats some symbolic imagery there Taeshi.
Its was also kind of sick watching the always proud lucy puke her guts after a severe emotional beating. Its also really sad to see augustas’ advice go to complete waste and then derail into a total train wreck.
As for that last panel, it seems too obvious now for lucy to mess with the phone somehow but than again she is at her lowest, emotionally, and that sadist has been putting her through the wringer for quite some time. Meh, we’ll see by monday hopefully.

dimes should have stores December 16, 2011, 12:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #200956

Lucy. No. Unless you are planning to use that phone to call Sandy and tell her to take good care of Mike, do NOT touch that phone. Most people are giving you the moral high ground here. do not blow this. Just…leave while you can!

Emilie December 16, 2011, 12:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #200957

Lucy fans, dwell in fear for the next actions that everyone thinks she will take will knock her from her so called moral high hourse. :}D> hahaha

A99 Steaksauce December 16, 2011, 12:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #200958

Nice one Taeshi. Loving this.

And I think I know where this is going…

Ragna December 16, 2011, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #200959

Page 10 of this chapter…


CopicRXXIX December 16, 2011, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #200960

Haha, am I the only one who didn’t notice the phone? I thought for sure “SHE’S GOING TO DUMP VOMIT ON THE BED IN RAGE!!”

Oh well. It seems fitting for an emotional breakdown. If it’s going to get ugly Lucy, take him down with you. ;)

Until Monday #^_^#

Chi.chan December 16, 2011, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #200961


StarSturdy December 16, 2011, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #200963

I fear it won’t be as bad as throwing up on the bed. I see mike’s I phone on the bed and I think she is going to ruin him and sandy.

anon December 16, 2011, 1:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #200964

@anon How is ruining mike and sandy’s relationship not as bad as throwing up on the bed?

A99 Steaksauce December 16, 2011, 1:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #200965

Heh, I bet she’s just going to read the text and not do much more. Just to see what exactly the text says. I have some faith in Lucy. XP

Lolly December 16, 2011, 1:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #200966

at least she was considerate enough to make it to the trash can….

really that could have gone a lot better with mike.. it was cool at first, and what she needed to hear, but after that he was just attacking her and enjoying it for some sick payback… i wonder if it will bother him at all later that he yelled at her, even if he was completely justified in it.

i don’t know if she was looking at the phone, or the scene they had been in before all the fighting… they had been playing games and having fun, just like before when they were really close friends… when mike had been trying to tell her he loved her and she was too scared to hear it, too scared of her own feelings. and she misses that, of course she misses that, now that she realizes her own feelings.

it’s going to be interesting, that’s for sure, whether it’s going to be about her and sandy getting into it, or how mike reacts to it all…. or even how she reacts when sandy is in town for the next week… it’s not like she won’t know exactly how to find them both….

shinka December 16, 2011, 1:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #200967

@A99 Steaksauce At least he won’t have to live in the smell of Sandy being ruined.

Snorlax December 16, 2011, 1:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #200968

OKAY here is MY theory, Lucy IS going to look at his phone and TWO things can come out of this. (or more)

1. Lucy will send something to Sandy in order to screw up their relationship.
2. She will just LOOK at his phone and messages.
3.She finds out that they are having problems and realizes Mike was taking his frustration out on her.

honestly, I hope for 3. Because you just CAN’T have a long term relationship like this and have things work out like a god damn fairtale story. they were seperated sense the THIRD GRADE, now Mike is in high school in the 10TH GRADE HERE PEOPLE! It just ain’t that realistic.

treblig December 16, 2011, 1:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #200969

Had a FEELING that conversation was psychologically too much to take in. That’s one hell of a physiological effect on her :(.

And now…my adventure game senses are tingling.


Chocothunda December 16, 2011, 2:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #200970

Why is she looking at the bed….? Me and my damnn dirty mind! :unsure:

@Amazing Lagann

Now I just feel stuipd….

Lotvk December 16, 2011, 2:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #200972

Mad Lucy : Hey this is no Sandy! this is a cellphone!

Loki December 16, 2011, 2:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #200973

@ Trebing
After all I just think it unlikely that the first option … :nope:
Well I hope she does not do anything crazy … :(
(rumors of suicide again …)

…Michael, lembre-se do caminho sem volta que trilhas!!!!

Jack Silvermoon December 16, 2011, 2:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #200974

I am pretty sure I’ve been here, at the moment of just being so upset and depressed you just hurf.

Poor kitty. I hope his sister finds out about all of this and beats the snot out of him. And uh-oh…is Lucy going to grab his phone and say something to…?

i unno, some guy December 16, 2011, 2:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #200975

Oh please dont tell me shes going to dump that on his bed…. :question:

Meh December 16, 2011, 3:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #200976

No matter WHAT she does with the phone it’ll be wrong and worsen the already broken relationship (if you can call it that) with Mike.

1. She breaks the phone.
This would only make Mike hate her more and other people dislike her and have less respect. The gang of friends will probably think it’s wrong in some way and lose some respect for Lucy and Mike’s family wouldn’t like her that much either. Mike’s mom would be ****** off since iPhone’s are ****** off and Mike probably put a lot of work into convincing his parents into getting it for him and getting it before Christmas. Haley would probably be mad at some degree, and Sandy’s notion that Lucy isn’t a true friend would just be further. Also shows she didn’t change at all. It would make Lucy seem like a petty, jealous gal.

2. Looks through his phone for text and such.
Better than breaking the phone but still will make Mike more upset if he found out. People hate it when you look through their phone! Especially a boyfriend/girlfriend, or in this case a person that you could easily assume is trying to do something.

3. Sends Sandy a text of some sort.
If Lucy sends out a text to Sandy posing as Mike to destory their relationship then that’s just wrong. If she does and causes Mike to go into a state like Lucy is now people would just say Woohooo which is sad. You just can’t break people up like that. If Lucy sent a angry text to Sandy as herself it would make things worse and have a really really bas turn of events when she visits. Like, a angry girl sends you a text through your boyfriend’s text. Yeah….does not sound good.

To be honest what I think will is that she looks through the phone and sees how close Sandy and Mike more, which will ultimately crush her more and more. I could be wrong but if she does the other two options I thought of, I will lose alllll respect for Lucy and hopes that she will change into a better person.

I don’t think Lucy would send any explationations to Sandy, what would that help? I mean no matter what getting a text or call from a girl on your boyfriend’s phone is upsetting, especially if it’s the girl that you wanted him to stop being friends with. We still don’t know much about Sandy so she could totally agree with what Mike said and did. Plus Lucy isn’t really in the mind set or state to “explain” anything.

The BEST thing to do is NOTHING. Don’t do anything to the phone, don’t go near it, or reach for it. I mean if she goes up to it and reaches for it and Mike comes in AS she’s going for it, he’ll be all “What the **** are you doing?” As well as any other circumstance that she could do with that phone. But of course the foreshadowing is too strong. Lucy’s gonna do something with that phone. -GASP- LucyxPhone!! Why not? She’s paired up with pretty much everyone esle.

PokeDrawer December 16, 2011, 3:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #200977

Well, might as well add my own speculation as to why Mike is acting the way he is(albeit probably not the right page to do it on… oh well :D ).

Now, this theory must be read in its entirety for it to make any real sense so here goes: Mike does indeed still have feelings for Lucy, it’s simply when he got back with Sandy he did his best to hide them, and with them simply being friends, nothing really sparking that emotion too often it was pretty easy to do. However when Lucy confessed to him it made that feeling near impossible to ignore anymore. But of course, as Mike has demonstrated — especially in the chapter Hot Pursuit, his mind is a bit weird about Sandy, as in He had to find her, and is pretty much incapable of hurting her in such a way as leaving her. So in response to his growing feelings for Lucy, he decided to bury all of those feelings under something else. Anger, spite, and hatred. And of course as many of the “mike supporters” have pointed out, he had plenty of fuel to go on if he truly wanted to hate her what with the hitting and the name-calling and crap over the years. Now of course he doesn’t want to show any of this to Sandy, as its only his last resort to avoid his feelings for Lucy, so essentially in this chapter, when he found out she was coming over, he had to find a way to make sure Lucy didn’t come anywhere near him for Sandy’s time in… i forget the name of the city/town… but you get the point, so he decides to burn the bridge between them, and just for good measure threw a nuke over the river that now separates them(his going overboard with the insults and crap >.> ). The main reason he did that is because if Lucy were near him at the same time as sandy, either he could be spiteful towards Lucy, and risk Sandy, as some have said, “seeing his true colors” even tho its simply his way of pushing his feelings for Lucy back, or he could act like friends, and risk having his feelings surface, which no matter how it went would end up hurting Sandy in some way, which as i said, he is incapable of doing. And of course he feels like complete **** after the entire “burn the bridge” episode is over, so he uses the first distraction he can find to avoid thinking about it. His mom’s arrival, and the prospect of telling her the “good news”.

Now, keep in mind that this is simply the THEORY of a once MxL shipper who still kinda wants the pair to end up together despite my severe doubt that it will ever happen now… so I’m trying to see the best way for this to happen. As a theory it is simply my own biased interpretation of events, and nothing i do will remove said bias, and only Taeshi knows the real motives and outcomes in this story, I’m simply offering a plausible idea.

Gira156 December 16, 2011, 3:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #200978

Blech, I know how that feels, I’ve barfed out of worry and rejection before. I guess that’s just another point I can identify to Lucy on; retrospectively, her more recent behaviour is pretty similar to mine in times of crisis.

Also, I was confused as well about the last panel… then I looked at comments and oh, turns out it’s the phone on the bed.

Paash December 16, 2011, 3:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #200979

uggggggggh, i can’t believe it….
mike needs to go die in a hole….

calicoinsanity December 16, 2011, 3:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #200980

I personally love this page, it really seems to show how Lucy is really feeling right now..also GO FOR THE PHONE LUCY GO AHEAD THE BRIDGE IS BURNT DOWN AND BLOWN UP GO FOR IT!

Tenxia December 16, 2011, 3:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #200981

It’s simple
He loves Sandy
He hates Lucy
You don’t need to read so much into it.

It doesn’t need to be 100% realistic, it’s a webcomic.

Darth GW7 December 16, 2011, 3:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #200982

I bet, she will check Mike’s phone. I BET I SAY!

N\ike December 16, 2011, 3:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #200983

Honestly this is what Lucy needs to let go. I think Mike is doing the right thing, as brutal as it may seem.

…she should go for emo cat next ;)

mistyfud December 16, 2011, 3:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #200984

Oh snap, I think I know what’s gonna happen.

My prediction;

Lucy of course is going to pick up the phone and read the message. She’s going to realize it is NOT by Sandy, and it’s just Paulo and David messing with Mike. Lucy goes to tell Mike. Mike is upset about it, but is more upset that Lucy was snooping around in his phone.


Chimera the Great December 16, 2011, 3:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #200985

Oh my. I hope Lucy’s not going delirious… :unsure:

A Visitor December 16, 2011, 4:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #200986


How would they get Sandy’s phone to send him a text like that?
Iphones display the name of the person sending it to you, which means that it would be impossible for them to impersonate Sandy without having her phone to begin with.

And EVEN IF they did, if Mike didn’t notice, how would Lucy?

Darth GW7 December 16, 2011, 4:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #200987

wait wait whats on the bed…is that a cell or something? i dont know but wow im sorry ur sick from being depressed and all i dont blame u :O

Lionesst December 16, 2011, 4:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #200988

She ought to take the phone, throw it out Mike’s window, excuse herself from his house, pick up the phone and then sabotage Mike and Sandy’s relationship! Ehehehehehe.

Secondary December 16, 2011, 4:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #200989


-A- December 16, 2011, 4:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #200990

Obviously Lucy is either gonna call Sandy or text her. YAY DRAMA!!!

Jay December 16, 2011, 4:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #200991

the art is starting to look like how she feels inside…
is that mikes phone still on the bed?

4evr ninja December 16, 2011, 4:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #200992

Now pour it on the bed!!

?????? December 16, 2011, 4:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #200993

@Xynthesz I thought the same thing as you at first, but if you read into the context, he’s doing it on purpose.

locho lol December 16, 2011, 4:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #200994

… I do notice some fallacies in the Lucy supporters, and I’d like to take a moment away from driving my ultimate point home to point them out.

There IS some serious reverse sexism. In my case this is not true, if Mike was a girl and Lucy a guy I’d still support Lucy. That she’s a girl makes no difference to me. You don’t hurt people like that, if the person delivering is a girl, guy, or “other” it doesn’t matter to me. But some people do seem to be having issues with that. So please, listen for a moment.

If a guy came up to a girl and started joking around, then suddenly smacked her in the back of the head and told her “stop that!” what would that be?

The girl would have more excuses for his behavior than the guy would, he doesn’t really think about it. She would say “Oh, he’s just like that. Don’t worry, I shouldn’t have been saying that. No, really, I’m fine it’s just stings a little. Seriously, drop it, I don’t want to talk about it anymore.”

Abuse is a serious thing, and the signs are everywhere. Constant and insistent defending of the other’s right to hurt or yell at them. Dismissal of not-so-trivial hurts that the abuser inflicts on them. A general quietness as if they do not wish to speak while the other talks.

I’m looking back at the comic again, and this DOES dabble the line between abuse and friendly play, Lucy HAS done wrong, but Mike did not do something about it once he realized that she WAS doing wrong. What he did was keep silent and let the emotion build.

As I’ve said, I have a poor opinion of those who can’t control their temper. One has to either deal with the anger, find a safe vent, or deal with the problem, the third option being the best. To allow anger to conquer you is to allow yourself to become, for a brief time, something that you are not. And you’ll have to deal with that, because it was you who let it happen. Nobody else could have stopped it but you. If you have remorse, it just might be understood.

But to show no remorse is to damn oneself for an honorless dog. Mike has thrown my sympathy away from that one reason, and I do not care if he is simply denying himself the remorse at the moment, it’s possible for him to delude himself to show as if he had no remorse and that’s just as bad. A lie told so many times may become truth in your mind.

I don’t think he hates her for the abuse so much as the abuse making Sandy cry.

Biblioholic December 16, 2011, 5:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #200995

She is either going to text Sandy :smirk: and flip her of or something else :P

Tigerdolphin December 16, 2011, 5:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #200996

I agree completely with biblioholic and most of my posts come from experience I was one of those annoying little kids who thought everyone hated him and I was suicidal until people showed me they cared so hopefully Lucy can find some one who cares asap

Eagle eye December 16, 2011, 5:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #200997


msteenadas December 16, 2011, 5:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #200998

Woah, the art suddenly sucks!

nAar December 16, 2011, 5:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #200999

Yes, Lucy. Go. Do it. Endear yourself to the fans.

Skyen December 16, 2011, 5:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #201000

so far i have read in the comments is that Lucy is looking at the phone. The other possible thing she could be looking at the game controllers on the floor and remembering the good time they were having before Sandy’s text. She will probably feel sick at the memory.

Lily December 16, 2011, 5:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #201001

It’s not even the quality of the actual line art that’s bugging me. It’s the last panel. The bed in particular looks really weird. Perspective issues?

anon December 16, 2011, 5:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #201002

I have returned to thee, commenters, from school!
and you havent posted over 500 comments so i can respond to bibly! thanks!
you are BATHING in hypocrocy. if us commenters are so ‘stupid’, why are you commenting?
thank you for shuuting that guy up.
*crosses arms dramatically*
lets do this.
to expand on you diagnosis of this fancyfight:
what you have stated is all incredably, irrefutably true.
to the unattentive viewer, or those of vacant mind, it most certainly appears that we are simply spouting near-endless psychobabble. this is a message to the unattentave: pay attention. your missing some good stuff.
to those of vacant mind:
continue watching y0utube.
the 0 is there for anti-copyright infringement reasons.
while on the topic of this fancyfight:
i am knowledgeable about the fact that ‘fancyfight’ is an unintelegent name. this more a meeting of minds, in my opinion. i simply call it the fancyfight for hilaritys sake.
now, on the comic:
it is quite obvious that, to use an unsopisticated statement, that mike has ‘broken’ lucy. it takes a truely strong doseage of a combination of hatered, insecurity, depression, and self diguest to make someone vomit after dealing them no physical damage. i am truely disgusted that mikes actions have caused such a strong reaction to lucy. i also feel that the blurry, unrefined art style of this page symbolises lucys already damaged psyche finally full unraveling from sanity. and, at the risk of sounding cliched, i think only mike could bring her back from the deep end. let us hope she has not already jumped from the Edge of Sanity.
now, you may think i now loath mike. that is not the case. mike has exactly ONE saving grace. at the beginning of his tirade, it appeared mike actually DID have to force himself to have this outburst. once it began, of course, mike became the very essence of anger and contempt. but the tears at the beginning keep me from becoming a anti-mike troll.

curtisimo December 16, 2011, 5:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #201003

Happy, Mike? You upset her so bad, she puked in your wastebasket.

Serves you right, you *******.

Oh well. We all do terrible things when we are young and foolish and don’t think about the consequences of acting on our emotions.

I can think of a few comments I wish I could take back.

Fruvous December 16, 2011, 5:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #201004


We disagree with all that thou hast said. Double standards apply here: a gentleman owes a lady the courtesy of genuinely not feeling abused by her silly play. ‘Tis her fault if it gets out of hand, but a proper male shan’t ever succumb to self-degrading reproach and ask her to stop. The white cat has the fault of weakness and emotional instability, but not of violence. ‘Tis nothing but adorable and childish when a woman attempts to “abuse” of a man.

Dext December 16, 2011, 5:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #201005

I think Lucy should just leave the room because I have a bad feeling of her looking at that phone

Dinosaurgirl December 16, 2011, 5:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #201006

you dont need to use victorian english on @biblioholic.
the useage of sophisticated words is a thing between me and him/her/supercomputer
oh, and @biblioholic,
i noh kan speel.

curtisimo December 16, 2011, 5:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #201007

One flaw with the argument that Mike believes he’s dealing with old Lucy: She didn’t lash out.

New Lucy is correcting her behavior, not being violent, but old Lucy was unaware her behavior was wrong. Old Lucy would have hit him or started yelling back. New Lucy just broke. I refuse to believe Mike wouldn’t have spotted the difference, which leaves it to the fact that he just doesn’t give a damn. He has tunnel-vision on Sandy and Sandy alone.

Azrael December 16, 2011, 5:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #201008

Is that mikes phone?! i see somthing interesting coming out of this. and while at it puke in his bed.

kickash December 16, 2011, 5:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #201009

This is saddening and sickening.

Lucy does not deserve this. No feeling being does.

Mike is going way, way to far.

Adaon December 16, 2011, 5:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #201010

Stay away from the phone, Lucy. It’s never a good idea.

SJ December 16, 2011, 6:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #201011

Welp, I bet we can all guess what’s gonna happen next :D

Lucy..I mean, “MIKE” is going to message Sandy and pretty much flip out on her or possibly break up with her.

That, or she’s gonna read the text and find out that Sandy said something else…
This. Will. Be. Goooooood. *grabs popcorn* ^w^

EDIT: But if “MIKE” does message Sandy and try to break up, I bet Sandy will try to call and talk to him on the matter xD This is gonna be great.

LawlOLawl December 16, 2011, 6:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #201012

~ I might change mah name to TAESHICHINO ( TAESHI + CAPPICHINO ) Dont blame meh!!! it Is a good name right??( I am still a girl HEY! WHERES MY CAPPICHINO!!?! SUPAH AYU BEEM!!! ) XD

luvercandy December 16, 2011, 6:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #201013

You missed Mike.

At least leave it in the can so he has to clean it up.

Emily December 16, 2011, 6:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #201015

@luvercandy, Learn to speak and write proper english please.

I think the slightly rough cut style of this strip might be trying to help the feel of the scene, but what do I know right?

I find it a little disturbing that Lucy actually had a physical reaction to what Mike did. Disturbing, but not surprising.

Cloudedice December 16, 2011, 6:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #201016


Owen December 16, 2011, 7:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #201017

@Darth GW7, I may read however far into it i damn please :D If this were real life, I might agree with you. But it’s not real life now is it? It’s a drama, which means there’s almost always some reason behind actions, i.e. when Augustus tried to get together with Daisy, it was because he liked her, sure, but it was also to keep her out of Alejandro’s plot for revenge against “Green Eyes”. Hidden reasons add to the drama. Once revealed as they make you rethink certain things you thought truth before, and show you exactly why they acted the way they did, when they did whatever. Now, if you don’t mind, I’m gonna keep reading way too far into this book, and then read even further into it :D

Gira156 December 16, 2011, 7:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #201018

@strider Also, I don’t think they allow drill seargents so much leeway in today’s millitary. I’m not sure if they do, at least. Can someone verify that?

@dext That was just my point of view on the matter, they do want equality after all…

Formal language is formal language, whether victorian or modern, and though I have to say that one can speak however they wish to so long as the message gets across, the best way I know to get a point across is the full force of a formal argument forged of logic, hardened by the values of our society, and aimed right at the hearts of the readers to cast the emotions into such dismay as I feel. That backwards is pathos, ethos, and logos, the foundation of all formal debate and public speaking.

It makes a profound effect when one can understand it, and I do try to tone down the ridiculously obscure words (abstruse diction) so that a larger portion of the readers (demographic) can hear, understand, and sympathize with my argument. It’s the best way I know to express the raw emotion and thought and opinion that whirl about in my head when I read such logical yet inherently wrong-sounding things that strider and the like write.

And to convey these emotions so, to debate and attempt to get people to understand my view, lets me distance myself from the comic enough that I’m not so utterly depressed and bloody furious when I read this.

@Curtisimo Don’t think this is the end of our Contest of Wits. I have no time to type more as of now but rest assured you will see the full force of my vocabulary shortly.

Also, I am “he.” So no more wondering of that. Although that supercomputer remark made me laugh.

Biblioholic December 16, 2011, 7:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #201019

Mother of mercy :insertappropriateemotethaticantfind:

paulosawesome December 16, 2011, 7:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #201020

if im thinking what i think im thinking, im betting lucy is gonna take mikes phone and sabotage mike and sandy’s relationship

WiggleWonder December 16, 2011, 7:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #201021

I know Lucy is an emotional wreck right now and I highly doubt she wouldn’t do it, but if I were in her position, I would take Mr. Douchebagdick****er’s phone and text Sandy this message:
“lol yo ho im so turned on rite now aftr watching My Little Pony. I wud rathr b gettin it ON all night with horshies than have anything to do with a ****** bitch like you.”

Nasty December 16, 2011, 7:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #201022

I think this makes Sandy my least fave character….

Valentine December 16, 2011, 7:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #201023

Really Lucy? Vomiting? I see three things happening right now: 1. She’s gunna smash Mike’s cell phone, 2: She’s gunna go on a berserker rage, 3: She texts Sandy either a mean message and say it was from Mike or say it was her, and 4: She simply leaves.

Grubey December 16, 2011, 7:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #201024

lucy not the only thing getting wasted lol just thought of being that any whoo poor lucy ._. :(

Ima Wierd December 16, 2011, 7:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #201025

If Lucy does what I think she might do then she’ll have hit a new low. But then again, she might tell Sandy to ‘take care of Mike’ and take defeat with her boots on, though I think becoming sick was a bit over the top. Can’t wait to see where the events might turn~

Anon December 16, 2011, 7:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #201026

omg. Do it Lucy. :D DO IT DO IT DO IT!!!!!!

Jupi December 16, 2011, 8:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #201027

I think she’s going to personally apologize to Sandy.

Nondell December 16, 2011, 8:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #201028

I have a feeling, what ever she does with that phone…will actually be a good thing 8O…

Myu December 16, 2011, 8:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #201029

Yes. Take that phone and use it. I’ve been waiting for some hilarious, butthurt payback.

Also, I always love watching the no-lifers whine about late updates. Maybe they should try doing something more productive with their life in the free time (ie: anything) than practically crying over how a story (that they’re not writing) about fictional characters is not going how’d they’d like it to.

Octahedron December 16, 2011, 8:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #201030

Why does everyone freak out about the throwing up?
I guess no one has ever felt that emotionally bad, because when you do
you do need to throw up…

Myu December 16, 2011, 8:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #201031

I use to have cats too, but they never did that. But the one male did pee on me a lot >__> But other then that and the constant running across my face while I’m sleeping, they were pretty behaved. I feel bad for you, that must’ve been completely disgusting and horrible to clean up.

LawlOLawl December 16, 2011, 8:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #201032

No, Lucy, it’s not worth it! Taeshi you are a great artist, and great writer.

Yealogh December 16, 2011, 8:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #201033

She goes for the phone, checks the messages.
From Sandy:
I can’t do this anymore.

And the shocking swerve award goes to…….

Why does this make sense?

Never here December 16, 2011, 8:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #201035

the thing is lucy never got a chance to counter, seems to me like he was preventing her from lashing out. in other words his preemptive strike prevented him from seeing any side of lucy.

depends on the branch, army has toned it down just a slight bit, but marines still allow the drill instructors to break their guys down. i don’t know about air force. and the navy RDC’s have toned down alot compared to when i first entered the service 9 years ago. when i was their they were a lot harsher and more severe on their guys. case in point, stress chits, who the heck gives a forming soldier/sailor a stress chit so they can take a time out of training (of course that practice only lasted through one class of recruits but still.)

well that’s what i saw in the pages it looked like a blind rage to me. especially considering the tears could be showing a sign of a extreme emotion in this case anger. so in my mind i just factored it as extreme anger + overload of stress = blind rage

strider December 16, 2011, 9:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #201036

Well, I Typed a bunch of stuff about Biblioholic and his overusage of large, complicated words and my respect for Strider due to the fact that he sees this all as I do, and I typed it all on an iTouch as well, then my Internet disapeared for one cursed moment, and I lost it all. So I think I’ll only comment once per comic, if that, from now on.

Taeshi, I never stop to say things like this, but you are an incredible writer. The story hooks types of people from the complicated over-thinkers, to the more simple, life-living people who don’t always see clearly because of the constant ‘feelings overcast’. Not their fault at all, I fall victim to these weather out comes quite often, it’s normal. But the quality of this story is off the charts and I have read few books that out-do it. I wish you could stretch the story on forever, but that is a seed that falls on hard, already-planned-out ground.

Lastly, I’ve noticed several grown people read this comic and get into it pretty deep. I’m only a Junior in a comparably below average High School, making me feel intimidated, since I have always respected my elders. But I try my hardest to get my point across, despite possibilities of being shot down by an adult.

Yours Truly, Adrian Fife

Adrian Fife December 16, 2011, 9:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #201037

ohhh shes gonna steal mikes phone and oh nononono thats gonna be really bad bad bad

Spotz December 16, 2011, 9:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #201038

Good point. But that would probably be pretty awkward to see Lucy do that. Then again, she is in a pretty bad mood and she already puked (which I’m surprised she didn’t puke on the floor). Peeing on Mike’s phone might not be too different, as long as Taeshi doesn’t draw it. XD

LawlOLawl December 16, 2011, 9:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #201039

@Valentine “SHE KILLED FRIENDSHIP! ” Say it in Tea’s voice from Yugioh Abridged and not laugh, I dare you!

Anyone else think Lucy needs to sit and watch a few episodes of Terrier Springer? Not so much to watch pets with way worse lives, but more that “Terry’s Final Thought” moment where he says something genuinely insightful that kinda makes you forget the schlonk you’re watched the last 58 minutes.

Just a thought…

CopicRXXIX December 16, 2011, 10:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #201040

Awwww. D: Poor Lucy. I hope that despite all this she can still be the better person and not do anything rash, like steal Mike’s phone and break up with Sandy or something. Don’t really think it’s in her nature to do something that bitchy anyway.

6 more pages to go!!

Aquati December 16, 2011, 10:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #201041


Only very smart or very strange (Like meee) people will get this reference.

Missme December 16, 2011, 10:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #201042

Adrian Fife; You should respect people because they have a good point to make or they conduct themselves respectfully and are good people; not because they happen to be older, or because they are in a position of authority, or because they have an opinion that is the same as yours or different than yours.

But anyway, this entire arc is taking a depressing turn and I’m not really sure what to think any more other than ‘No, Mike, she didn’t deserve THIS.”

I really hope she isn’t planning to do what I think she’s planning to do, though. Trying to tamper with Mike’s love life or anything by using that phone will lead to no good and will retroactively justify everything he said about her. Not that retroactive justification is terribly valid, but my point is she would only be making things worse for herself. It would be better to go to her friends and ask them what they thought of her; try and make sure she doesn’t lose them. Then again, Mike or them leaving the table doesn’t necessarily mean they would stop being friends anyway; I don’t think there would be anything stopping them from still hanging out with Lucy in either case.

Blaze December 16, 2011, 10:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #201043

Ooh, Lucy might look at the message Mike just got and maybe better yet, she might sabotage his relationship with Sandy by sending a fake bad message to her! lol

BlossomWolf December 16, 2011, 10:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #201044

Ha! I love happy endings.

Me December 16, 2011, 11:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #201045

Is Lucy going for the phone? She’s going for the phone, isn’t she?

5cr4g December 16, 2011, 11:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #201046

POOR LUCY!!! :’(
Oh and I didn’t notice the phone on Mike’s bed until now

lcexfire12 December 16, 2011, 11:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #201047

I find what your doing with your knowledge to be a bit disgracegul. I respect you as an elder and I am impressed greatly by your broad vocabulary but I’m truely appauled with how your using it. Your using your amazing gift in besting kids on the internet who you dont even know AND have not aquired your level of education. Someone at your age should know better than this and it really lowers the bar for adults. Your comments are fantastic, they have indepth meaning, almost pratically flawless, and are very detailed. I like that you have gained this ability and are able to use it well but I think there’s a better place you could use it. Like writing a book, working for the newspaper, being a teacher, something with a more positive output.

Now for the page/comic comment: I like how Lucy’s feelings are being shown through the art. I enjoy reading this comic very much, the characters have developed well and I love the conflicts and lessons learned portrayed within Bcb. I cant wait for more! Also Its pretty apparent that Mike had gone way to far with what he did wheter or not Lucy is guilty of past offenses or not. Dont forget Mikie also did not treat Lucy like a friend also or now. Has he forgotton the months/years he ignored Lucy when he met Sandy? Or the fact that he used her as a replacement for Sandy after she left? Or the fact that he led her on over the years? Mike, when he stopped caring, he stopped being the friend. Lucy ALWAYS cared for Mike, she just couldn’t show it the way she wanted to. So she expressed it through “tough love”. Mike has no true grounds for what he said he just hasnt realized it.

Ps: Dont expect me to comment again. I wont fight with biblioholic or any of you if you decide to take an offense to what I said because its not worth my time. I stated my point and my first comment to Bcb, it’s not in my nature to comment. Heck, I barely even read the comments but I think its high time I said something. Wether it be a comment towards another reader or towards the comic.
happy holidays, and happy new years!
(sp?) sorry if my grammer is off along with spelling.

Rill December 17, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #201048

Use the phone lucyyy use the phone.

Matthew December 17, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #201049

Used to love mike, and until this page I still found him like able. A jerk, but like able. But literally leaving Lucy in the dirt, acting rude until mum comes home, I’ve learned that he may have started out well intentioned, but became a goddamn ****ing bitch very quickly. Hope he gets his mind on the mend, or else that Paulo somehow gets the girls to attack him again.

Aramil December 17, 2011, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #201050

it was bad enough that you crunched happy Lucy into little bits in less than an hour, but then you take it to the point where sad husk Lucy sicks up in your trashcan … ‘grats Mike. i really can’t wait to see what she texts Sandy…

“h8 u sandy

eff u

eff u so hard”

srs109 December 17, 2011, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #201051

I find Mike’s going ballistic, but recently stated dislike of drama amusing. I also find the commentary-based drama amusing. Using one’s knowledge of another to hurt them doesn’t amuse me, though. So far, Alejandro and Michael have done the most damage this way. Fancy that. Wondering on potential story details in the future can be rather fun. Never actually stating positive or negative feelings. It’s an adequate way to pass the time. Was there a purpose? Where will it go? Why there? Who? What? Where? When? Why? How?

Hoheh :x can feel the sunshine. Maybe we all should…

Hoheh December 17, 2011, 12:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #201053

i just can’t wait. I can’t wait for her to call her or smash the phone. Pridictable yes. Drama fun. U bet. Do it lucy bitch her out u know u want to. Cat fight cat fight Litteraly Litteraly! Dork momment XD

JustSomeCritic December 17, 2011, 1:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #201054

i didnt notice she was looking at the phone until i read the comments lol. who knows what’ll happen there. i have a feeling she’ll read the texts, let the phone drop dramatically to the floor then pass out. mikes family will be left to wonder “WTF happened here???” hopefully mike feels bad about this ****.

PS: CUE ANOTHER PAULOxLUCY SCENE!!!! awwww yeaaahh 8-)

Neila078 December 17, 2011, 2:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #201055

Mike shall now return to the smell of acrid stomach contents.

Hey whats in the bed?

Dragnite December 17, 2011, 2:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #201056

Lucy noooooo

Stay good Lucy! Stay good!

Tacsi December 17, 2011, 2:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #201057


Go back to vomiting and ignore Maishul’s phone! NO!

Milly December 17, 2011, 3:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #201058

Trash his room Lucy! He deserves it :P

Al3BEY December 17, 2011, 3:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #201059

Yesss Lucy…let the rage flow through you >:D

/shot for Star Wars reference

Besides that, can I just say that I am very excited for Monday? I reaallyy want to know what Lucy does with Mike’s phone

Megaphone December 17, 2011, 3:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #201060

Just noticed after people mentioning…
Oh sh­it I hope shes not going to send certain some one nasty mails posing as mike…
Thad be going as low as mike then.

Wimb December 17, 2011, 4:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #201061

feels like Lucy is about to do something naughty in the next page >8)

Twinkel13 December 17, 2011, 4:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #201062

Ugh… It will a bit cliche if Lucy doing “something” with Mike cellphone…
~( ̄▽ ̄~)) ((~ ̄▽ ̄)~
Poor Lucy… Just let me hug you… (✿◠‿◠)
Here kitty-kitty…. (づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ

Yuki December 17, 2011, 6:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #201063

Just re-read “Temperature Rising”, oh boy… what a fun aftermath there shall be….

CopicRXXIX December 17, 2011, 7:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #201064

people, I think we will have to wait until wednesday to see if lucy will send a text\call or not.
it’s 100% sure that she will read the messages (at least the last one), but I think it will take the whole monday’s page (hopefully not asd. there are only 6 pages left, after all…).

boh... December 17, 2011, 8:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #201065

I really hope Lucy doesn’t do anything shell regret… Mike had total shut timing, but it was something he felt he had to do… At that point Lucy should just go to her friends and leave mike behind… But we all know she’s gonna do something…

Kattismyrealname December 17, 2011, 9:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #201067


Lucy, out of anger and sadness, calls Sandy and screams at her on how her life is ruined, all thanks to her. Lucy chucks the phone out the window (there’s a window in that room, right? :0), shattering both the window and the phone. seeing what she has done, Lucy panics and leaps out the window too.

Meanwhile, Mike rushes happily up to his mother, whom is looking out the window in a panicky way. Mike asks what’s wrong, and his mother says, “I just saw Lucy leap out the window, and she isn’t moving.” They call 911, blah blah blah.

Lucy ends up in the hospital, and the whole Bittersweet Candy Bowl gang comes to see her, all hugging her, sobbing, and so on. Mike sees that everyone really does care for her.

Just a thought, people. I don’t need any arguments or bashing. D;

Chimera the Great December 17, 2011, 11:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #201068

oh god, i get kinda scared to look at each page of the comic since i have read this comic so in depht that i can practically see how they feel :p

dont do it lucy…for the love of god. unless your going to just look at the convo and be happy she makes him happy or some s—-, which is not happening

sleepingfox December 17, 2011, 11:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #201069

Don’t do it Lucy!!

Cherry December 17, 2011, 11:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #201072

-copy the Sandy number.
-Next time Mike is being a jerk call her or rec his words.
-Let Sandy hear all so she can know Mike’s true personality and how cruel he can be.
-Problem Mike?

SFox December 17, 2011, 12:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #201073

Lucy think of your fans!! DON’T DIE OR DO DRUGS!!! WE LOVE YOU TOO MUCH!!! WE WILL BE SAD IF U DIE ._.

BitterSweet Candy Bowl December 17, 2011, 12:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #201074

Lucy just listen to us, we love you. And so does Mike he’s just in a bit of a knot right now. He was drugged more than once in his life, remember. Sandy just wants you out of the picture so she can have mike all to herself

BitterSweet Candy Bowl December 17, 2011, 12:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #201075

Most likely she might tell sandy she’s sorry for everything.

TBH December 17, 2011, 12:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #201076

I have a feeling she’s gonna stalk Mikes phone.

Jack December 17, 2011, 12:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #201077

#the awkward moment when you barf in the guy you like’s room after he runs away from you.

Perry December 17, 2011, 12:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #201078

I don’t care what Lucy did to Mike, or how justified he and others may feel with his speech: that was just plan cruel. Yeah, I can get him saying he doesn’t want to be friends with her anymore, but that’s no reason to basically tell her that she’s worthless and a parasite! On top of that, he completely dismisses her, as if he expects saying something like that would have no affect on her what so ever. That was just heartless.

Lynnthoria December 17, 2011, 1:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #201079

Wow Mike’s pretty good. He not only destroyed his and Lucy’s friendship, and Lucy’s sense of security, but he also destroyed his own life in the progress it seems by having Lucy reveal something to Sandy most probably. All with a few words. Very impressive. Allow the downward spiral to proceed.

Vulpinewolf December 17, 2011, 1:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #201080

lucy when sandy comes i want you to do something KILL SANDY KILL HER

Keegan December 17, 2011, 1:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #201081

Wow, I haven’t checked the comic in a few weeks and it looks like I missed ALOT. O__O

This storyline is getting more interesting by the second~ Please keep up the great work~!

TheOriginalJoe December 17, 2011, 1:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #201082

Don’t do something you could regret later, Lucy-dear…!

Well, the descicion is open:
Lucy could stalk Mike’s phone, and see what he and Sandy talk about and send some horrible message to Sandy, or maybe a “don’t hate Lucy” message, or something like that.
Or she could just walk away and tell Mike that she threw up his trash. :)

Edit: I don’t like how the bed looks, its like… weird? And somewhat childish like drawn… sorry for the critisism, but had to say it!

Cata :3 December 17, 2011, 2:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #201083

ok shes gonna text sandy this :

LUCY: Hi sandy… is it ok if i tell u sumthing…?
Sandy: Sure! wut is it?
LUCY: i am breaking up with you and going out with lucy.
LUCY: yes, glady she might take me back for yelling at her
Sandy: BUT WHY!?!?!
LUCY: cuz, ur a ****** bitchy-tailed mother****er
Sandy: WHAT?!?!
LUCY: bye im gonna go ask her now… :)
Sandy: Mooshu… ._.
Sandy: Maishul? Bawwwww…..

~And thats how i think it gonna go… Now, im waiting for sum candy and a cappichino XD

luvercandy December 17, 2011, 2:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #201084

DESTROY THE ROOM! He deserves it for leaving a rage filled girl in his room.

Mike December 17, 2011, 2:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #201085

I just puked last night… (It was pink, by the way. D:)
Note to self: Popcorn chicken, Sprite, Pink Lemonade soda, and Pizzelles are not and never will be a good combo. :unsure: Bleh.

A Visitor December 17, 2011, 2:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #201086

I really like the effect Taeshi did with the lineart.

isabelle December 17, 2011, 2:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #201087

She’s gonna dump that onto the bed - flipped back to the one where he’s chatting with Sandy post-fight on the bed, and the covers are blue, these ones are green. Meaning something’s gonna happen to the bed in the next chapter. Which leads to the physical fight part with bloody nose and scuffed knees and sore throats.

Anon (Also, apparently) December 17, 2011, 3:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #201089

Or maybe the sheets were different colors because those were flashbacks

Common Sense December 17, 2011, 4:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #201090

@luvercandy: Lucy is not heartless like that. She’s also not in an angry/resentful set of mind at the moment: if anything, she is depressed and mentally hates everything about herself at the moment. She is far more likely to just read the text left on the screen if anything and possibly call/text one of her friends/family members to ask them to take her home.

@Mike: Where is she shown to be rage filled? If anything, she is depressed and is therefore unlikely to destroy the room. If I was in her position, I know that I’d be crying my eyes out and that revenge and destruction would be the last thing on my mind.

@Anon: Those were flashbacks, those were NOT after the fight. They were used to explain how Sandy ‘showed’ him that Lucy is a bad friend.

Moogle December 17, 2011, 4:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #201091

C’mon Lucy, give in to your dark side. He’s a ***** anyway, right? You should’ve done this years ago.

Pick Yer Poison December 17, 2011, 4:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #201092

@Pick Yer Poison: I honestly doubt she is in the right mindset to do anything evil. She still wants him to be happy and she is nowhere near heartless enough to break Sandy and Mike up to try to make herself feel better.

Moogle December 17, 2011, 4:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #201093

lol arrow to the knee x33333 someone has been playin skyrim

maymay December 17, 2011, 5:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #201094

im thinking either she gonna do something to the bed or the phone it a 50/50 of one of those 2 opition or the best one of all DESTORY THE ROOM! Furious Abbey

Ima Weird December 17, 2011, 5:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #201095

Yes, Lucy, that is a bed. What of it? Ooooh the phone?? Jeez, this chapter is INTENSE!! Well drawn, but wow.

Ashshadow December 17, 2011, 6:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #201096

Ohhhh, I now have a way better theory for lucy.
1.)Take Mikes phone.
2.)Read the last message
3.) say she’s sorry to Sandy
4.) Call someone to pick her up
5.) Stop going to school for a while to make Mike feel bad.
Love it! :love:

Al3BEY December 17, 2011, 6:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #201099

Lucy is going to pick up the phone?
I’d probably just take a dump in the bed and jump out the window.

CharmingRice December 17, 2011, 8:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #201100

@Moogle: I’d hope you were right. The teen who just got a painful and heartless thrashing might be willing, but I hope not. To be somewhat honest, after all that unjustified hate, he’s really asking for it. You don’t reduce the girl who said she loves you to retching, then leave her in your room with your stuff. Something to do with a woman scorned. But worse.

Hoheh December 17, 2011, 8:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #201101

That comment made my day :D

Noble_6 December 17, 2011, 8:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #201102

I bet she’ll call sandy and tell here that she hopes that mikes happy with her.

Omnomasaur December 17, 2011, 9:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #201103

If I sound like a bitch, I’m sorry! But the art looks lazy on this one, perhaps it’s supposed to, to represent how ****** Lucy’s feeling? Dunno.
…I wonder what she’ll say to Sandy? I hope she says something. I bet’ll be “Why do you hate me?” or “Why did you have to… ruin everything…”

Clare December 17, 2011, 9:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #201104

@Amazing Lagann
I’m not sure if that last bit was a homestuck reference or not, but I took it as one. Ahahahahah I’m an idiot.
Also what’s the gold thing on the floor?

Tamar December 17, 2011, 9:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #201106

@Hoheh: The saying is this: ‘Hell has no fury like a woman scorned’. However, at the moment, Lucy isn’t displaying anger, only sadness and depression. When you feel depressed, you feel apathetic towards pretty much everything. At the moment, she is not angry or looking for revenge, because she has just had her heart SHATTERED.

He really is asking for it but at the moment, Lucy is too shocked and in pain to do something like destroy his room or his bed or his phone. Though I suppose when she starts to get over her shock (if she gets over it soon) she COULD have a small emotional outburst and throw the phone just because it is the closest object at the time but I doubt it. I think she has been hit too hard to even consider being destructive in any manner.

I know that there ARE girls who would know they don’t deserve to be treated so horribly that would destroy everything and even destroy his relationship with Sandy while they are at it but, Lucy honestly isn’t that kind of person and if she did destroy the room right now, that would just be plain unrealistic considering her emotional and mental state.

Moogle December 17, 2011, 9:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #201107

Want to surprise all the readers Lucy? Do a completely 360 and become the person Mike wants you to be. And then see if he’s still happy.
Most likely, he’ll find another reason to pick at you.
Forget him.
Move on.
Make another guy friend.
You’ll be fine. :)

Sandra December 17, 2011, 10:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #201108

*cough* This is messed up. I started reading this 2 days ago (this is my 3rd day) and I got to this part. felt like this all rushed together because of the small time frame for me reading this. When I first started I was like, “Sandy won’t be too big, right?” inside my head, but she kept coming back. Each time I liked her less and less. Now I ****ing hate her. She’s ruined the life of someone she barely knows! And I think she’s not as innocent as she seems. I think the whole time she was using him or something like that. Maybe she’s and alien, like that dog! I don’t remember her name… Its been so long!

Insane!Angel! December 17, 2011, 10:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #201109

hello there!
this is my childish side coming out, but here it is:
oh, i just thought of something!
you know how when looking at texts the phone shows like the last three or four?
well it would be INSANE if when lucy looks at sandys text the previous two are from me and/or @biblioholic.
that would be AMAZING!!!
and, wishful thinking here, but that actually MAYBE has a very abstract chance of happening!
because me and Bibly are mildly famous, sorta, him more than me.
anyway, though, totally wont happen, but a kid can dream!
oh, and because im mildly famous now, im still waiting for @taeshi to make my name golded. although i dont know what you do to actually deserve that.
so, yeah.
oh, and @biblioholic, sorry for referring to you as bibly if you take offense to that, but im going to do it anyway. also, my response to the fancyfight is WAAAY high up. round the 300s, mabye?
also, you are a supercomputer. you are simply so advanced you can pose as a human effectively. you are GLaDOS.

curtisimo - 42.

curtisimo December 17, 2011, 10:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #201110

Too bad that Carter died (at ch. 63.2, page 10).
Now really no one loves Lucy.

Emy December 17, 2011, 11:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #201112

Somehow… I have the feeling she’s going to grab that phone and find out exactly what Sandy and Mike have said to each other… Most likely about her… Then possibly screw things up for the happy couple…

@Tamar: The “Arrow to the knee” jokes aren’t from Homestuck. They’re from a quote in Skyrim, and it’s become one of the most overused memes out there…

Aren Kitsune December 17, 2011, 11:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #201113

Also, it still really bugs me that people seem to forget way too easily that what we know and what the characters know are two separate things. I still see people going “Sandy’s a bitch! **** her! Manipulating **** screwing up my fanfics and everything else MikexLucy! ARAWRAWRAWRGH [insert narrow-minded/stupid rant here]” See, as readers, we easily see both sides to the conflicts presented in the story. But just because we know one side of a story, doesn’t mean the characters do! We saw a few conversations between Sandy and Mike. Sandy’s never met Lucy, she’s just giving Mike her opinion on the situation from what Mike tells her, which is totally okay and acceptable in today’s society. That doesn’t make her manipulative or a bitch!

Honestly, Lucy’s by far my favourite character in this comic — I love when she has something witty or sarcastic to say about a situation — but you people who speak on here like the characters know everything we as readers know and (by the looks of things) get majorly butthurt when the comic doesn’t follow the storyline you want it to need to stop, think about what the hell you’re typing, and use some simple logic. It’s not that hard, and it saves you looking like an ***.

Aren Kitsune December 18, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #201114

“I’ll show him… I’ll make him see… He doesn’t even get it… Stupid jerkface really is a jerk… I’ll prove it… Sandy is going to see… I’m not a parasite… You’ew just… Just too STUPID to get it… I’ll show you… I’ll show everyone… L- let’s. Do. This…” Wonder if she has a plan.

Hoheh December 18, 2011, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #201115

Lucy baby… just GO HOME!!!!! :(

Nadss December 18, 2011, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #201116

LOL Homestuck being accused of starting the Skyrim fad. won’t call it a meme, it’s so weak. Anyway. As usual, I feel the need to pip in about this page. Mike has made poor Lucy so distraught that she vomited. And now of course we can only imagine that in her state, confronting the source of her troubles is the only option. I can’t even begin to imagine what turmoil will come of this, but I am eager to see.

Becquerel Noir December 18, 2011, 1:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #201117

maybe she’s not looking at the phone
maybe she’s eying that lump on the bed.

Nikkisaurus December 18, 2011, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #201118

Anyone esle notice how no one turned off the game and TV yet?

PokeDrawer December 18, 2011, 2:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #201119

when i was reading this…i started to cry…i’m not sure why but i guess i just understand what lucy is going through

Jaycie December 18, 2011, 2:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #201120

At this point I do not know which one of them to side with

Mike: Made a good valid point and we finally found out what had him acting like someone had walked up and spit in his soup. :/

Lucy: I don’t know what to put beyond
Heart status:Shattered hopefully not beyond repair
My Heart goes out to ya Lucy. ;_;
Only thing I can say is The Worse the Storm in your life is the greater the Reward when the Storm passes……let us just hope that there is something good waiting for Lucy.

We haven’t Seen Carter in awhile so maybe he changed and will come back looking better and be there for Lucy ^^ Just a thought. Though if that did Happen I would be a little surprised.

Zen December 18, 2011, 3:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #201121

new scenario!!!

Lucy goes home dazed and confused, unaware of the growing blizzard, and falls asleep in a snow drift…

hours later, mother of lucy calls mike, asking where she is. mike takes a glance outside and sees the raging blizzard, drops the phone, and dashes out…

or just says he doesn’t know and hangs up. or both.

possible? :question:

drifter December 18, 2011, 3:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #201122

Lucy what have you done? You were supposed to take your meds an hour ago, now look what you did to Mike’s favorite trash can! D:

PurpleLeaf December 18, 2011, 5:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #201123

@Rill Somehow I doubt that I am your elder. I’m in 12th grade, working towards graduation and enrollment in a university.

As for the remark on why I “waste” my time here….

I am a writer. I have wanted to be an author of novels since I first read one in the second grade. When I am not in school both learning the information and seeing if I can’t identify all the devices that the teachers use to get us to pay attention, I am speaking to my friends of current issues or the idiocy of high school around us, in a debate club meeting, reading my favorite books over and over trying to find what it is their authors do to make them so good, or on facebook trying to be the most reverently held source of wise advice in my school (I can’t make this stuff up people, these shallow, people really come to me with real issues and ask my opinion on them), I am prowling the internet, searching the forums for trolls that I can out-maneuver, finding webcomics with meaning enough to debate opinions, RolePlaying back and forth with characters as real as I can breath life into with the few who share at least my love for quality and improvement, or writing my own books. I still can’t write my fiction as well as I want to be able to, but I will, don’t you worry.

Why I respond here is because I attempt to cram writing into every part of my life. I live for the written word and all it’s power. I live for the story, in all it’s twists and turns and bumps and quirks. And I live for the act of putting down stories that have never before existed before I called them from the infinite darkness and transcribed them, give them life that…

… that somehow is not adequate. When I write, something is missing. I absolutely love it, and everyone says that it is wonderful, but I still see something off in my work, somehting missing, like a dollar bill with the corner torn off to render it useless to snack machines. I see something I can improve on, and what is my response?

I write more. Every little scrap I can fit in. Every word that I can extract that carries with it the power to sway emotion as I want it to be swayed I write it. Every stanza of verse that carries a catchy caidance goes into my notebook. Every opinion that roars within my head with powerful raw emotion and every sudden burst of theory that I come up with I pour out with desperate need to see it enlighten others as it enligthens me.

I have been influenced by writings of others for so long that I wish above all to leave something of mine behind, something original anywhere, everywhere, and waiting for that one right idea for a book that will eventually come and change the world if by just that infinitesimile amout does not lessen the need in the least.

In short, I write here because writing is my life. I write everywhere. Writing’s the only thing I’m good at, whether it be expressing opinion or creating worlds and characters. I write here in the specific because Bittersweet Candybowl is a delicious mix of stark, cold realistic people outlined by cartoony, fake, and drama-ladden characters that almost demand to be understood or misunderstood, and also because this is a prime breeding ground of illogic and strife, things that I have made myself an enemy of long ago. I follow this comic because it has me spellbound, and I learn things from her from every page, whether it be the value of an unwelcome surprise or the pricelessness of an unexpected develpment or simply how to distort for the full impact.

I wrote this for your sake Rill but also for the sake of others who criticize me for using words that it seems they inferr that I should know the usage for incorrectly. Well I shouldn’t know them. It’s high time that people stop misunderstanding me.

Biblioholic December 18, 2011, 6:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #201126

I just reacted to one thing at the last panel. The bag and the cups right next to it looks like ”Yellow hipster poop”

Joakim December 18, 2011, 6:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #201127

I can see this ending in a few ways:
A) She dumps the contents of the bucket on the bed.
B) Drops the cell into the bucket.
C) Uses it to text back to Sandy pretending to be Mike, or saying it is her lying about what she is doing there with Mike, to hurt them (worst of the ideas because it will likely hurt her more in the end).
D) Admitting ‘defeat’ to Sandy, or something of the like, and then proceed to leave them alone.
To be honest, I’m hoping for B. The way Mike insulted Lucy was probably one of the cruelest things I have ever seen. If he wanted to end the friendship, he could have done it a lot more cleanly and I would have understood. Still would have hurt Lucy, but it would be way less painful than the way he did. What was even worse is how he walked out of the room with such a joyous attitude, as if saying he didn’t care that he just emotionally destroyed someone as long as he got Sandy. All I’ve got to say is if any of his friends heard that, I doubt any would want to be the friend of someone that is so cruel and lacks empathy toward others.

jmb December 18, 2011, 7:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #201128

@jmb making mike hate her more by put his cell phone in the pukebucket really wouldn’t help her get his friend friend ship back.

YoungVegeta December 18, 2011, 7:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #201129

I really want to see how christmas plays out for Mike and Sandy, i’m not that interested i Lucy’s christmas because i think it’s pretty clear that it’s going to suck for her.But I wanna see if Sandy and Mike really have that Lovey relashionship they show through texts and calls, or if they crash and burn, I mean really who doesn’t! XD

Al3BEY December 18, 2011, 8:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #201130

And this is why I love BCB.
If you can make a character that I start out loving, then make me hate them, you’ve gotta be good at what you do.

Thanks a lot, Sandy. ._.

Fridgy da Squidgy December 18, 2011, 8:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #201131

Lucy! Quick! Take his phone and tell Sandy how you feel! Maybe she will learn and you guys could be friends! And Mike would stop being a big fat JERK!!! :unsure: Or somthing like that…

RawrDinosaurs! December 18, 2011, 9:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #201132

Oh wow. I go away for a couple months, I come back and Mike is acting like a douche.

Mike, I honestly can’t see your friends going with you because of the way you treated Lucy. I honestly think you’re throwing away everything for Sandy. And I can kind of see why and what you’re trying to accomplish. But you could have done it a lot better. Idiot.

TNTree December 18, 2011, 9:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #201133

Okay. Maybe I’m just blind, but how on Earth is the art blurry? I’ve been staring at this page for awhile, and I just can’t see it!

theghost December 18, 2011, 9:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #201134

‘When your heart is shattered,it will heal.But in a deformed,confused,and angry state.Soon,that heart will want revenge.’

GO LUCY! :love:

BitterSweetCandyBowl December 18, 2011, 9:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #201135

@biblioholic 1! 2! 3! Go books! I, too, like tAo think of myself as a writer. Or, well, I would, if I weren’t so lazy. On my spare time, I like to think up alternate timelines, continuations, ect. about tv and movies ive watched, video games I’ve played, books I’ve read. I never actually write them down, though, on A: fear of being reprimanded for their stupidity or B: because theyre not original. Also, just a thought, but as an aspiring writer, have you ever heard of Most people on there are morons, but there are a few who are not. I wouldn’t be suprised if you are one of those non-morons. And, good thing about the site, most people don’t troll when commenting on your works. Another thing I remembered about reading and writing: did you know that around 1500 A.D the catholic church made shure that noone could read? the only reason people read now is because of Martin Luther. I don’t know whereby keep dredging up these history facts.
And, now, so I dont get banned from commenting, here’s something relevant: HAIRBALL

Curtisimo - blue sky

Curtisimo December 18, 2011, 10:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #201136

Zomg i predicted this would happen nooooo it couldnt be real though i have another prediction that lucy will be great friends with agustus great great friends and if mike leaves for a year and she turns punk like agustus awsome

bittersweetlucy December 18, 2011, 10:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #201137

i wonder how many people will be surprise if they click first chapter

Xeyomyth December 18, 2011, 10:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #201138

@Xeyomyth: I put that on the trope page a while ago. Probably a decent number. Seriously. Paying attention isn’t always BCB readers’ strong suit. :P

Hoheh December 18, 2011, 11:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #201139

Tomorrow we will all know what happens next… PLEASE TAESHI DONT MAKE HER DO IT!!!!! IT WILL ONLY RESULT YOU BEING HATED BY LucyXMike FANS!!!

Apple December 18, 2011, 11:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #201140

I still say Mike deserves it if this ends badly. She was trying to be a better person and friend. He was a complete jerk. He was cocky, anyway. It would be karma. Idiots judge Lucy like life would give her a clearly healthy mindset, but see no issue with Mike the high schooler’s going overboard? The age difference of the actions alone is a notable enough difference. I tried to keep liking him, but he makes Katherine look good by comparison. You know who Katherine is, right?

Hoheh December 18, 2011, 11:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #201141

WAIT!!! Where the hell is Blur in all this?! guys seriously!

Doodlebug December 18, 2011, 1:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #201142

Ohoho… it’s gonna take a whole army of dogs to keep Paulo from beating mike up after he finds out what mike did to lucy…

Bioniclema90 December 18, 2011, 1:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #201143

Is she looking at the phone on the bed? Maybe is Lucy gonna text her??

OpalNickle December 18, 2011, 2:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #201144

Damn man, wonder what happens next? D:

The-Gray-Angel December 18, 2011, 3:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #201145

Oh man…she is looking at the phone. I hope she docent do anything she will regret later.

Serena December 18, 2011, 4:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #201148

Lucy . Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do.

Hell In my Clouds December 18, 2011, 4:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #201149

I hate you so much right now Mike.
Even if it’s all a story he needs to stop bitching and listening to his “Girlfriend”, or he’s going to loose Lucy forever!

Kona-Chan December 18, 2011, 4:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #201151

@Kona-Chan: After the nose-bleed, after the gash on his leg, after being roughed up by her while everyone is fine with it, maybe loosing Lucy forever is the best thing that can happen to him?

Unless “Abuse is okay when it is female on male.” That double-standard rules here as king. That’s why (except on rare occasions like this one) I avoid this particular fanbase like the plague.

Prometheus December 18, 2011, 5:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #201152

oh that sux

The-Gray-Angel December 18, 2011, 5:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #201153

Prometheus, shut it.
Lucy admitted her mistakes, and began to treat him well.
Therefor, your argument does not make sense at the present time.
It would have about 15 chapters ago.

mAceOfHearts December 18, 2011, 5:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #201154

I don’t believe that becoming a better person atones for your past mistakes.

A good analogy is that every time you hurt some, its like putting a nail in a wooden board. And every time you apologize and receive forgiveness, you remove that said nail. Even after that, there’s still small hole in the board made by the nail, a “scar” on the person’s soul.

Prometheus December 18, 2011, 5:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #201156

Look at the bed hu??? That’s what my wife did to a so called friedn whe was going after her husband. snicker snicker

duddly December 18, 2011, 5:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #201157

…i know how Lucy feels…and Mike needs to learn that the truth isn’t always the best thing to tell people…

Nakashi December 18, 2011, 6:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #201158

Do what he deserves or prove yourself considerably more mature by NOT doing bad things? Knowing her luck, Mike will pop in at just the right time to take it badly regardless. So, what’ll it be? Karma, revenge, and a resulting vicious cycle? Or maybe your trying, and failing, to fix things… Maybe that was the true vicious cycle. Is the need to try your course? Well, Lucy? Maybe the best course is not to bother either way. The clock is ticking, Lucy. Make your move.
Hoheh :x watches…

Hoheh December 18, 2011, 6:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #201159

And she goes over to the bed reaches down and…………………………………………………………………………………….TEARS THE PILLOW IN HALF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The awesome one December 18, 2011, 6:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #201161

As unfortunate as this is, no matter what her choice is, it well end up worse for her.

Shunoflegacy December 18, 2011, 6:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #201162

right now Lucy should…CALL S-A-N-D-Y!CALL S-A-N-D-Y!CALL S-A-N-D-Y!CALL S-A-N-D-Y!CALL…ok whatever you can ban this comment but seriously, she could make Sandy think that she’s not that bad and assume that she was not right when she was telling Mike that “a friend don’t do that!” but Lucy does it in a way like she wouldn’t kill Mike even though he’s a jerk face and annoyed her.

Chocolatte December 18, 2011, 7:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #201163

ok i think shes either going to throw up on mike bed lol or shes gonna do something that has to do with his phone…lol

DeadlyRainbowz December 18, 2011, 7:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #201164

She’s probably gonna see if what mike said to sandy. See his side of the story

Charmdra December 18, 2011, 7:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #201166

Okay, I’ve always been LucyxMike, so I REALLY want Lucy to steal Mike’s phone and tell Sandy (while Sandy thinks it’s her precious Maishul) not to visit and not to contact him ever again.

ALso, (don’t want this to happen, but) Mike’s going to feel really bad if Lucy kills herself. Don’t be a bully like that.

Emily December 18, 2011, 7:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #201167

That phone… Mwahahaha! Lucy still might have a chance if that phone had something to do with it.

WhoCares December 18, 2011, 8:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #201168

Also Taeshi, Merry Christmas!

WhoCares December 18, 2011, 8:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #201171

This might happen, too…
Click link:

Ronyle143 December 18, 2011, 8:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #201172

Ronyle thats awful! :(

Yorky December 18, 2011, 9:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #201174

that’s……… disgusting.the blur is a nice effect thoth!the phone….
Lucy that is NOT a good idea!i….still don’t understand the barf thoth.i want to write more but i cant………D=

THAT GUY December 18, 2011, 10:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #201176

I don’t know if it’s been said, but the blame for all of this rests on both of them. Regardless of your personal experiences, you are not these cats. They may have similar events happen but everyone is different and unless you show me a degree in child psychology, I think you’re trying to be an online shrink or are projecting yourselves into their places. These two have reaped what is sown and Lucy is just as much to blame as Mike is. They let their poisonous relationship fester and this explosion is the result. Is Mike being fair? No. He’s a teenager who has had to baby sit a depressed, abusive and overly dependent parasite for almost a decade? (Assuming he’s been doing this since 3rd grade which is 7, he’s 15 now, if I’m right?) Is it fair that he has in the past few pages he has essentially torn her mental state apart and left her in absolute ruin? No. They’re both to blame for the horrors and pains unleashed upon themselves and what Lucy does next is neither justified nor fair, but she’s going to do it anyways as her world has crashed down around her. The downward spiral has just about ended so as soon as they hit rock bottom, they’ll be able to try and rebuild their friendship or go their own ways. That’s my two-cents.

The Sarcastic Spoon December 18, 2011, 10:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #201177

Great job with the page!
Although I’m a little confused as to what the stuff on the floor of the last panel is.

Rye December 18, 2011, 10:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #201178

Yep. Gonna be drama. :/

I feel so bad for Lucy, she gets screamed out by the person she likes, after trying to hard to re-build their friendship. … Then after being emotionally abused she psychially vomits…. I just wanna hug her noaw ;-;

…. Take the phone lucy… I wouldn’t want her to send a text to Sandy, or call her, but I’d love to see what the text said 8-D

…. Also, am I the only one who misses Yashy and Chirpy?
And also, isn’t Blur in the house since he lives with Mike? Where’s he at? :question:

Edit:… Are my comments really that bad to get caught by the Bad comment Filter each time? D:

CocoTR December 18, 2011, 10:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #201179

Coco, I agree with you, I miss lily the most though! That informative hedgehog :(! But I sense a chapter just for them ;D

Yorky December 18, 2011, 11:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #201180

she’s gonna go into the kitchen, make mike a sandwich, and make everything better.

god of derps and such December 18, 2011, 11:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #201181

Stupid Safari…

I still don’t like the likelihood of a certain hateful twit taking whatever she does badly. He’s running on idiot grudge-le is clearly trying too hard toter all. Lucy could text Sandy her well wishes. It will still suck. Mike is clearly trying too hard to not feel like the jerk he’s been. f you can’t get over this grudge, good luck ever truly being happy.

Hoheh :x knows he’s stuck in the past and using it to justify his actions. He’s in denial. “I personally despise denial. It’s lying to yourself. Lying is not my thing.”

ActuallyHoheh December 18, 2011, 11:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #201182

for all of this drama, both shall receive the sentence of:

just kidding lol
hope the story progresses as well as it always has been :D

Candy Corn Lover December 18, 2011, 11:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #201183

lol spew 8-D

last chance December 18, 2011, 11:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #201184

I don’t know what to write except what I posted on Tumblr just before 14442492162/so-in-my-boredom-waiting-for-bcb-to- update-i

that is all I have to say on the matter
sorry for linking **** on here
but i cbf writing it again

in other news Lucyyyyy don’t do itttttt

Stuffnthat December 18, 2011, 11:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #201185

@Rye pretty sure those are chips, glasses and video game controllers 8-)

Memory Anemone December 18, 2011, 11:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #201303

@ Biblioholic

I have to say, I was moved by your reply! You, you have impressed me to the point that I’m almost utterly speechless! To the point that I have to reply back even after I said I wouldn’t, and this is a very hard thing to get me to do. twelth grade you say? Well I’ll infrom you that you are still my elder, but not by much. I’m only in the eleventh grade. Wow, there are not many people like you. I apologize for the misunderstanding but your vocabulary and maturity, I just assumed you where older. That and in a previous comment you stated something about a M.A. degree, which made me asume you had graduated college. I probably just misread your comment though, which is something I do a lot. Your truely inspiring, I have my fun in writting and find joy in it as well but you show such passion for it that me or any of the friends that I know will never have. I also found a little thing in common as well, you roleplay? I get much my entertainment through roleplaying with my friends. Been doing it since the sixth grade. Well thats enough of that. Well, I think this might truely be my last comment for now since it is against the sites rules to use the page comments as a chatroom, but I guess it just depends. So I think I’ll take leave with…… I have a new found respect for you, and wish you could luck on that dream of yours.

Oh and Ps: “As for the remark on why I ‘waste’ my time here….”
I dont recall making any remark stating that you were “wasting” your time here, did someone else? ;)

And so I dont get baned:
Also Mike is completely delusional with how he played out the friends leaving Lucy behind idea. honestly, Daisy will think your a douche and not go with you (inless she’s completely delusional too at the time), abbey doesn’t like you (but will go if daisy goes), paulo doesnt like you (will NEVER follow you), david would go both ways because he’s just random like that, and that’s not even all the friends. Heck, if Sandy saw him now even she wouldn’t approve, so a big slap to the face is coming your way mike; as scar once sang “be prepared~” is all im gonna say pal. lol that was so lame *facepalms* Oh and I’m offically declaring Mike as D-Cat, short for DoucheCat. I think its appropriate to call him that since people declared augustus “rapekitty” and what not but eh….it’s just something to make me chuckle. Take it as you will, I honestly dont care XD inless Taeshi doesnt like Mike being called D-Cat, but I dont think she had a problem with the whole “rapekitty” thing. What do I know though!
Okay, now this is final. Happy Holidays! Have a great New Years! Im done.

Rill December 19, 2011, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #201411

merry Christmas Lucy :D
(im just rubbing it in her face by using that emotion)

someone...notXme, someone December 19, 2011, 5:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #202733

Is it wrong I want to see her sad for a bit? :c

Sanichi December 25, 2011, 5:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #206303

Wow. Was it that bad Lucy?

Just sayin' January 23, 2012, 3:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #207448

I think there is more between the lines than what’s accurate, and what’s unfair, and whose right, and whose been mean for how long, or who will follow whom for why, or who won’t. I think they love each other, not just Lucy loving Mike. However, Mike also loves Sandy, and Sandy makes him happy as opposed to miserable. Lucy and Mike are trying to find out where their heads are at, and Lucy is in unfamiliar territory being nice, letting people in, Mike is in unfamiliar territory in the particular types of boundaries he is learning to set.

When you have strong feelings about someone and something with that person comes to a head it makes sense that it would come to a head hard. Doesn’t always work that way, certainly not in situations where you’ve learned to roll with everything that goes on between yourself and another, but then if you have learned to roll with everything that goes on in the relationship, no matter how dysfunctional, sometimes making a change requires extremes, or at least feeling it out takes you there.

When you love someone, and you want someone, and you come to a point you decide you are going to stop hoping for that to come to fruition, it is very hard to know what to do. Hatred is one of the natural consequences even in situations where it ISN’T honestly the-sense-make to hate them, or have any hard feelings for them whatsoever. Anger is an emotion good at severing emotional ties, pushing back pain, simplifying a situation that makes you feel like you’re falling into a flailing hurricane of loose ends, and nothing settles long enough to feel it alone, it’s all just a jumbled confused mess of pain, and wants, and guilt, and torn feelings, and…and it’s none of your business how well or badly he handled it, or whether or not she deserved it. If you can look back and see no situation you hurt someone really badly, such that at very least you feel ambiguous about it…It is what it is.

and when you’ve loved someone for so long, and kept them at bay for whatever reasons, reasons you might likely feel like a coward for, or a fool for, on top of how you feel about the ways you kept them away, and they tell you they hate you for how miserable you’ve made them…vomiting seems perfectly reasonable…then completing your obligation in a way that keeps your distance, removing evidence of how destroyed you are from the person, and…great gravy it hurts watching this…

It is what it is. Can begrudge people being human all ya like, but then when have you not been human? Karma and revenge are crutches. You must do what you can, because you gotta live, and other people gotta live too. You gotta love, and other people gotta love too, and it’s messy. My god it’s messy, and it’s so very beautiful…

Mr.Croop February 1, 2012, 9:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #210569

I would just absolutly love to say that @Mr.Croop you put it beautifully.

Thank you for that.

Yaschiri February 27, 2012, 2:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #211134

Poor Lucy she doesn’t deserve that! ._.

SarashiTheCat March 6, 2012, 6:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #212207

Okay this frigin sucks. I started to read the comic this morning at 7 am and I mean from the start and I made a major connection with the story and the characters in it.

I knew the from the start when Sandy showed up there would be trouble. And when I got here… I cried. I just cried, and im a guy, look Mike is an idiot for what he did and Lucy was trying to be nice!

Look I’ve been in along distance with a girl I meet around the same age as Mike meet Sandyand it went the same way too, and it failed. I was broken, look I’m on team Lucy x Mike. And I know deep down Mike still loves Lucy, and Sandy doesn’t care about his friends just herself.

There are only three things I’m hoping for.

1. Lucy doesn’t go suicidle.
2. Tess gets committed to her heart’s wishes(and gets held back a grade or two)

And 3
please :(

yuyupiece March 19, 2012, 11:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #213172


nomoe28 April 1, 2012, 1:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #219503

@nomoe28 That’s a terrible april fool’s joke

Geraldo June 20, 2012, 4:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #219849

@Geraldo totally agree

Just sayin June 23, 2012, 10:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #220463

I trust mike but he never love lucy ;_; GO TO HELL MIKE!!! Furious AbbeyBitch

Lucy Fluttershy June 29, 2012, 2:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #226992

I wish Mike could have see that.

Someone September 2, 2012, 4:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #254023

If she does what I think she’s going to do…

Fire away! :D Death to all that oppose her.

No but seriously, this can’t be a good idea… :x

Barosepha July 18, 2013, 4:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #255387

I’m starting to not like Mike anymore :nope:

Somebody July 31, 2013, 7:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #277323

I can see why 6.72% of us want Mike dead.

Christen March 17, 2014, 7:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #281254

Yes, Lucy was a bitch to Mike. He had a right to reject her, a right to state his feelings. But he went too far. Calling her a parasite. Saying nobody loved her. That’s something NOBODY deserves to hear. You took this beyond the limit, Mike.

Bcblover May 18, 2014, 5:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #298820

reading back, i really enjoy how the linework is done here! it really describes what lucy is feeling. its a small touch in a bunch of pages, but it really stands out to me. i like it a lot!

Whimsicott May 11, 2015, 2:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #298955

Yeah I lie sometimes I’m so embarrassed about this **** I left here when I was going through my snotty phase.

Biblioholic May 14, 2015, 5:01 AM EST.

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