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In non-angst news, Souppy and I have been together for nine years now! He is wonderful and I am deeply in love with him and he deserves a medal for putting up with me so long!

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Comment ID #203656

lookin’ bitchin’

Smash Genesis December 30, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #203658

Wow Mike, not even a thank you…….*******

Shpiersh December 30, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #203659

D: poor Lucy
This is a really powerfule page! Tear-jerkingly painful but amassing at the same time well done!

Wow I made it in the first 3 comments that’s never happend before XD

Mego December 30, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #203660

The end.
So close. (Wait, I have NO reason to aim for it. Huh.)
Oh well, I’ve done with all my predictions.
Till another time, commenters.

As usual, I was

Never here - And never supposed to be.

Never here December 30, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #203661

I hate that I have same name as ******* character T.T

MichaelNuke December 30, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #203662

Oh my god! That mother ****ing mile I swear if he becomes alive I would freaking sniper him up close so his brains would be all over the floor for what he did!

Nick wolf December 30, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #203663

I’m not the only one who desperately wants to give Lucy a huge hug right now, right?

Fridgy da Squidgy December 30, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #203664

…Well that’s going to be an F. :(

Mike, you reaped what you sow. You should have seen that coming you naive twit. :P

Lucy needs everyone reading to hug her :) *hugs*

Aenks December 30, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #203665

so she did go with all of this. leavivng the report in his locker, doing what augustus is doing.

Charmdra December 30, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #203666

can i smack mike, or throw something at him?

Chelis December 30, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #203667

Mike looks a bit sad in the bottom panel. Is that a tear in the corner of his eye or just light reflection?

Null December 30, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #203668

The worst part is knowing that Lucy is going to fall even further.

Chocolate Milk December 30, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #203669

Poor Lucy :(

Ruru December 30, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #203670

Awww poor Lucy and Auggie! T_T I truly believe these two are going to become very good friends. I hope so, they both need a friend.

ChicaBoricua December 30, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #203671

All so goes the December chapter. A very entertaining one if I do say so myself, personally, I am a LucyXMicheal fan and I really want to see them together again. But, after reading this chapter. That was be impossible, since it’s very clear that both sides have choosen their actions very carefully and have no remorse for the other (except Lucy). Can’t wait to see what will happen next. 8-)

Monanniverse December 30, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #203672

And this beatifully made yet painful chapter comes to a close. There is not much to be said at this point that hasn’t already so many times. Sad thing is we probably have a chapter that’s just as painful right after this.

Shunoflegacy December 30, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #203673

If Mike bitches her out for the essay, I vote we burn him at the stake. :)

Starthefox December 30, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #203674

Oh Lucy, poor poor Lucy. She’s such a good person. Hope you’re happy mike, you arse! Now you get an undeserving A or something, and Lucy’s heart is broken. u bad mike, u real bad

but something positive! Congrats SuitCase and Taeshi on 9 years \m/ here’s to another!! *chugs pretend beer*

K.R.I December 30, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #203675

Greatest chapter ending so far. I’m looking forward to the first chapter for next year.

LackLuster December 30, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #203676

Chapter is over :o

Jayfeather21 December 30, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #203677

Happy anniversary ^.^

Sally December 30, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #203678

THAT’S IT???? Now talk about a letdown of an ending. Mad Lucy

I do hope the next chapter will make up for it though…

Polaris December 30, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #203679

Mike, your lack of appreciation for her awes me. She really made the world of you, you MEH.

Also, the shadow of Lucy in the second panel for a moment had me confused with Daisy. But that would be silly. Cause Daisy never looks so bleh. I hope the art for the next chapter isnt so bleek and dark. I miss the happy.

RoseKisu December 30, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #203680

Yeah, was expecting that for x chapters…
Damn, now i have to wait three more days. Oh well, worth it *^^* Great as always

For Pwny December 30, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #203681

Man you update at midnight on the dot almost every time.

The Good Doctor December 30, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #203682

Poor Lucy…

The Awesome One December 30, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.

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Cata :3 December 30, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #203685

great dam chapter that was loved it

xhallow December 30, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #203686

I’m crying this is so sad.

Kyute December 30, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #203687

:(… Aw Lucy. That’s what I thought too when my first love got a gf… I’m so proud of you and I feel your pain.

Harekuin December 30, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #203688

B’aww Lucy D:

Sparkfur December 30, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #203689

Maybe Lucy will get better now? At least there’s closure with the Mike thing… and I really like how she’s still not going to forget Augustus’ advise… And Mike… just… Get your *** dumped by Sandy……..

[EDIT] Happy anniversary Taeshi and Souppy!

Vega December 30, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #203690

Can’t wait for the next chapter now! Oh and congrats Tae for being with Suit for nine years now!

MiwAuturu December 30, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #203691

Congratulations for being together for 9 years :D

And poor Lucy ….i’m sure she’ll get over it, maybe..

Skitcy December 30, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #203692

… And all he can do is look at the report with slight disdain.

Skygaze December 30, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #203693

I’m a bit confused. In the word bubbles is that something someone is saying or what someone said in the past?

Trey December 30, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #203694

Man Lucy has suffered alot in this chapter! Mike is right but it doesn’t mean he can treat her like a complete ******* Mad Lucy Mad Lucy

BTW Congratulations Taeshi and SuitCase!! May you have many more years together!! <3

Bittersweet PauloxLucy December 30, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #203695

And it all comes to a tragic close. What will follow? Will it all be resolved in time, or will the tension further thicken? How will Lucy handle the heartbreak she is experiencing and how will Mike handle being hated upon by fans? Find out next time on the next dramatic episode! 8-D

This feels a lot like an epilogue, where I would actually be satisfied if the story ended this way, what with it being open to interpretation. Then again, I would very much enjoy this to be continued, since this is one of my top 5 web comics.

Arido Cor December 30, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #203696

@Trey The past. She’s remembering what Augustus told her.

Vega December 30, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #203697

Took me a while to figure out who was talking on this panel, at least she finished the paper that was due. I wonder what will happen in the next chapter.

Darf14 December 30, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #203698

So… What? Are Lucy and Augustus both saying that? Except Lucy’s saying “he’s”. auuufughgugh Drama I Love It

DeValt & Whittaker December 30, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #203699

best chapter ever!!! I can’t believe it’s over though… :(
Lucy, I know life is hard now and that the universe (and mike) are being jerks but you’ll be better soon. [i hope]

we wait 1-2 days for a new page. and now we wait for a new chapter. SO EXCITED!!!! :D

Sora December 30, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #203700

Congrats on being together for 9 years!!!
Also, great end to the chapter. I’m looking forward to Monday~!

Zuzu December 30, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #203701

Congrats Soupy and Taeshi

Toy Master Typhus December 30, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #203702

It’s okay lucy
you’ve called Mike’s Bluff
You’ve put your hand down on the table
and shown that you’ve matured.
now it’s time for Mike to so his hand,.

Freidrich von Wolfegang December 30, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #203703

Congrats on the nine years. This is a great page, the juxtaposition of Augustus’ words with the crying Lucy, I feel sry for her. I don’t like it when anyone cries (that is to say I’m not bad mouthing mike). thanks for the Chapter Taeshi and SuitCase and again congratulation on the anniversary.

Deuce Moose December 30, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #203704

Aw this made me tear up, and I have a fever so it kinda hurts to cry. Ouch.

Anyway, happy 9th anniversary!

nanxi December 30, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #203705

YAY! congrats on the 9 years!

Different Adam December 30, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #203706

Congratz on the anniversary Taeshi! Also, Lucy looks like **** right now. Can’t wait to see what happens next. I swear to God, if the next chapter is something in the ballpark of Lucy telling everyone what transpired between her and Mike this past… interaction, and then they all split like some kind of high school civil war, that would make my day. I would literally laugh my *** off at that. Happy early New Year’s Eve, everyone!

TheWorstAstronomer December 30, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #203707

Love this page, Augustus get the **** over Daisy she is SO BORING. I’m so tired of seeing you fawn over the most bland, easily replaceable character in the entire cast when you actually do seem like an interesting person. WHY DO YOU LIKE HER? CHRIST.

This entire series had Blanditous.

Guys who like/are attracted to worthless, boring bitches. Niceness and prettiness is not a personality. ugh.

That one bitch December 30, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #203708

It’s hard, Lucy. Being a kid and growing up.
It’s hard, and nobody understands.

But seriously, great page, as usual. Mike doesn’t look sad to me at all in the last panel. He just looks apathetic.

causticAntilogy December 30, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #203709

for a second, i thought that panel where we see lucy from above was lucys ribbon on the ground, but then i realised it was lucy.
you know, i realised something.
mike has NO idea what hees done.
all of lucys breakdown moments happened when he wasnt around- the puke, and now.
and i, a mike supporter *collective gasp from everyone*
shut it, everyone! he still has two saving graces for me.
A: tears at the beginning of his rant, where he forces himself to start said rant, and
B: he is oblivious to (most of) the pain he has caused her.
more to say, i assume, but ill think of it later.

curtisimo - my arch nemesis, Pro Tagonist!

curtisimo December 30, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #203710

Congrats with the nine years!

Wow what an ending but werent there going to be 40 pages?
Also who is tallking?

Akira December 30, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #203711

Have a wonderful anniversary!

This chapter was amazing. That is all…

Aken December 30, 2011, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #203712

Aaaw, poor Lucy. =( She’ll great through it…hopefully.

D(r)aGon88 December 30, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #203713

Lucy seems to be taking everything rather well, all things considered. At least so far…

Glad your relationship’s good. 9 Years… I know plenty of people who haven’t even dated that long… Congrats.

Anonymous One December 30, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #203714

@Null He cetainly looks emotionless to me.
That in his eye is just a eye-refection thingy.

Emy December 30, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #203715

I think we should sacrifice Mike to the crops, anyone else?

Defutz December 30, 2011, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #203716

Okay…Mike may be one of my favorite characters…but would someone please beat the living crap outta him and knock some sense into him!?! Seriously, what happened to the calm and nice part of him…Oh yeah, BRAINWASHING.

Nate December 30, 2011, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #203717

hmmm, interesting conclusion to the chapter. so in a sense she’s putting distance between herself and mike now. if i’m understanding the symbology correctly of her running with the part of the past conversation “From a distance” being in the same panel. she’s basically gonna do what augustus is doing with Daisy (although the fact he’s watching her from the shadows regardless of the context still comes off as creepy and a bit stalkerish). well hopefully the next chapter won’t be 30+ pages of everyone being melodramatic and commenters screaming at each other.

strider December 30, 2011, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #203718

Wow, just realizes that Lucy is now in Augustus relationship-to-Daisy situation. I hope what that means in they coming chapters. :-|

-Nice wroted “strider”! ^^

Just a reader December 30, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #203719

I think I just barely remember Augustus saying that. Thanks Vega

Trey December 30, 2011, 12:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #203720

Is it just me or does Lucy’s hair in her last panel look somehow… longer?
Nah, must be the wind :smirk:

Emy December 30, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #203721

Happy Anniversary, Taeshi and SuitCase!

Otherwise, I really hope that there might be possible wind for the sails of the LucyxPaulo ship. I know Taeshi said that was going to be a no-go but that was a while back and people change their minds as they write so….

magicalpassion December 30, 2011, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #203722

a new chapter on monday! XD

hello December 30, 2011, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #203723

Heh. Happy chapter ends on a happy not.

Denial sucks much.
Has he become a jerk yet?
On goes the story…

Since denial sucks, it’s never much been my thing. Others should try it.

Hoheh December 30, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #203724

:smirk: im so proud of u lucy.

mike go F*** urself Furious Abbey

kagura December 30, 2011, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #203726

Can somebody turn Mike into a real being so that I may lay a smackdown on him.

drsutton December 30, 2011, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #203729

who are you talking about lucy supporters or mike supporters?

neither side of this argument has been wrong, if you look at the facts both sides are right.

Lucy supporters are correct in that mike was harsh in his methods, but the truth in his words can not be denied.

mike supporters are correct that mike was in his own perpetual hell, but it was one he created for himself by not confronting his own instincts on the matter.

so nobody is in denial of the facts, the only ones in denial are the one’s on either side who say that neither of them did anything deserving of a confrontation.

~edit~ i had to correct the mike statement cause i couldn’t think of how to word that part

strider December 30, 2011, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #203730

Hm… I just thought of something; if Lucy’s taking Agustus advice to heart, and will now (try to) put some distance between herself and Mike, does this mean that LUCY’S going to be the one who’ll actually slowly leave the group/group table in Mike’s place in the end? And save Mike the trouble? I mean, it’s actually surprising to actually think that (at least to me), but seeing this I can’t help but wonder if that’s what’s actually going to happen…..

Subaru December 30, 2011, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #203731

Lucy is both weak, but incredibly strong
She really does care a lot about Mike

It must really hurt for her, when thinking about how Lucy’s past has been
Mike’s fault for not even telling her that how she treated him hurt him xD

Arithur December 30, 2011, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #203733

I think this is a pretty beautiful- if tragic- culmination of the emotion in this chapter, as sad as it was. ;_;

Nyxa December 30, 2011, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #203734

Congrats taeshi and souppy! and wow this was a nice clean finish for a wonderfully satisfying chapter :D

Neonrain24 December 30, 2011, 12:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #203736

Looks like Lucy took the moral high ground after, good for you. It’ll pay off in the long run since Mike has him acting like a huge jerk and she has herself cleaning up her mess and leaving with dignity. Who do you think people will like more?

Also congrats on many years to together and hopefully many more.

OmegaB December 30, 2011, 12:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #203738

Lucy was so sad, she only wrote a small paragraph. How can you expect to get an A with that little writing? Can’t even read it anyway.

It smells like Lucy: Mike is unamused.

Shiloh December 30, 2011, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #203741

its fun to just scroll the comments and just watch everyone tear eachother apart.
ok, time to say stuff.
indoubidably, good sir!
i am on the mike “side”, but… yeah.
angsty chapter was angsty.
now its time for a NIIIIICEEE LOOOOOOONG intermission.
perhaps… taeshi’s favorite commenters?!
(hosted by me, of course.)
im so humble.
speaking of awesome commenters, has anyone else noticed a disturbing lack of @biblioholic?

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curtisimo December 30, 2011, 12:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #203742

Congratulations for you and Souppy, Taeshi!!!

Kakashi December 30, 2011, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #203743

**** you mike. *******.

Nyxeris December 30, 2011, 12:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #203744

I know that feeling

Bananacakes December 30, 2011, 12:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #203745

I know that feel bro. Keep broing on Lucy. Soon you’ll be top bro

blank100 December 30, 2011, 12:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #203746

Umm I don’t think that’s all she wrote guys I think that is just the cover page, if you look you can see there are several pages behind it, and Its stapled.

Emily December 30, 2011, 1:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #203747

9 years congratulations. and mike better say “thank you.”

kickash December 30, 2011, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #203749

it keeps me going on…from the distance too … and i know “she’s” smiling ((thatbitchpersonitotallyhate)) T.T

Leen619 December 30, 2011, 1:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #203750

Her face crying just breaks my heart 3

Effie December 30, 2011, 1:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #203751

Shhh, everyone be quiet, I’m trying to imagine myself stabbing mike and throwing him in the dumpster with Lucy’s vomit.

Jackie December 30, 2011, 1:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #203753

did anyone else notice that the red book in mikes locker appears to be written in runes? didnt know he was an aprentice wizard.

curtisimo - hail, conjurer! could you mabye magic me up a warm bed? -whiterun guard

curtisimo December 30, 2011, 1:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #203754

Great chapter, i don’t know if Lucy deserve this or not but i know she is very strong to continue his life.

Congrats taeshi and souppy :D

LuckyCat December 30, 2011, 1:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #203755

heh heh heh. I Wonder what’ll Happen if Carter Finds out. I can imagine Mike and Saw-like Scenario. XD

AnthonyDafox December 30, 2011, 1:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #203756

sad lucy is sad. i want to give her a hug.

happy anniversy i guess

Kindle Kat December 30, 2011, 1:10 AM EST.

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Stay strong Lucy…
Cause I for one believe that Mike is wrong…
It’ll be Mike who will find himself with no friends for his cruel action…
Not you…

AlphaMoon December 30, 2011, 1:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #203759

I’m holding out hope for Mike, however bleak it may be. With that said, I still believe that he should get what he deserves for everything he has put and is putting Lucy through. I hold no sympathy for Mike right now. I learned that there should be a little hope held for someone who’s lost due to Daisy’s experience earlier in the comic. I just hope that something horrible doesn’t happen to anyone later on due to how Mike has been acting.

Felix December 30, 2011, 1:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #203760

Geez. The sheer stupidity of Mike’s cruelty. Mike all but forgot about Sandy until that situation in that city, then suddenly he’s “LOL NOPE” to Lucy for the rest of eternity.

That’s not something I would passively allow in real life.

TehgrateJT December 30, 2011, 1:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #203761

Check it out,
Chapter December ends with December! Sweeetness. (If someone else said this, sorry but i didn’t really read all the comments)
First time to every comment. Amazing stuff Veronica, Read practically the entire series in the last month.
Seriously moving page, could really feel Lucy’s pain there! but thought there might be more story to it before Lucy finished the Essay. (At least an angry phone call or something. I really wanted to know what she did with Mikes phone)

Seems as though there isn’t a way to repair this friendship at the present time, not with Sandy in the picture. And if Mike were to leave the table group in the new chapter (Because of Lucy), i highly doubt anyone will follow.
Sorry for my inconsistent comments but that’s how i roll.

Marbles December 30, 2011, 1:23 AM EST.

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Ok, now that that is out of my system… grats on the anniversary, I myself am coming up on year 7 in February with my soulmate :-D. The work on this page is awesome, and after re-readingthe whole chapter the long term effect of no dialogue for so many pages pulls off beautifully. I also love that you used Auggies words to tie up the theme. Omg its so sad and pretty XD I’m a sucker for sad songs, books and stories. O.o

Edit: I’m on my tablet and apparently it thinks “this” is spelled ghetto-style as “thiz.”

Mirasia December 30, 2011, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #203764

Awww…Lucy, her heart is probably destroyed, or shredded, or completley banished from the realm of life, tranquility and love right now.

Anywho, CONGRATS ON NINE YEARS!! Do you think he’ll pop the question? Wait…he’s site admin right? He’s probably reading this right now right? Oh ****.

Jake December 30, 2011, 1:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #203766

poor lucy… and F&%K you guys that keep on having a go at her when she’s only a comic character

oh and congrats to you and Souppy, Taeshi!

Loro December 30, 2011, 1:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #203767

…… ;_;

Not the conclusion we wanted…. but the one we needed……

Only when we are broken down…. only when we are destroyed…. Only when we have lost everything are we free to become anything, Lucy…


CopicRXXIX December 30, 2011, 1:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #203768

This webcomic really grips me…

It pains me to stay up late only to see Mike being so cruel and Lucy pouring out her heart like paint. She loves him and needs him and, at a time, he felt that way, too.
I miss staying up and reading the update on their precious moments of smiles and pure horseplay and happiness. Sandy swept Mike up while Lucy watched them brainwash each other. Also, notice how in the ’ About ’ section, the ” Do Mike and Lucy end up together ? ” question is there.
And the answer switches from ’ Yes ’ to ’ No ’ . I can’t wait for the day it says just ’ Yes ’ . Lucy desperately needs and loves Mike and I know somewhere, deep down, he feels the same.

Does anybody feel the way I do ? D:

LampShade December 30, 2011, 1:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #203769

I was wondering how this chapter might end, and I have to say, you ended it perfectly. <3

Blue December 30, 2011, 1:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #203770

9 years! Congrats! :D
Lucy has reached somewhat of an acceptance stage mixed in with another break-down… poor girl…

Xenos December 30, 2011, 1:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #203771

Hopefully this is what Mike’s thinking: “Wow… she did GOOD on this thing.”

Ice Shield December 30, 2011, 1:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #203772

Mike, you’re a ****ing **** **** ****y **** *** **** **** who **** **** **** **** mother****er **** **** with a bucket **** ***** ****.

toXicus December 30, 2011, 1:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #203773

Congrats on the nine years guys! Now make Mike and Lucy FRIENDS for nine years!

Bull363 December 30, 2011, 1:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #203774

Grats on the years together!

Now… I’m expecting alot of TL;DR reaction to this. Heh, it’s almost 2am where I’m at, and I can’t sleep, so here it goes.
Now some thoughts:

Is the essay hand writen? If so, wouldn’t it be possibly suspecious when it seems to be done entirely in one hand and one style of writing? That would be interesting to see what sort of reaction Mike would have if the teach asked the question… or marked it down because it appeared that way. Then (if you think about it) would almost be Mike’s fault if you break it down (they wouldn’t have been paired together in the first place if he didn’t say anything, then she wouldn’t have written it all herself if it wasn’t for this… incident). That’s assuming that it was well written as it was and passed. Another odd thought would be, Would there be any reaction from Mike if suddenly the essay actually got an A+ or something exceptional like that. I would hope he’d feel a touch guilty about something like that (I personally would feel guilty about letting someone else’s work do that as is, without emotionally attacking them beforehand).

Then about the whole reaction Lucy may have. I don’t think she’d necessarilly “leave” the table per se. She may keep her distance away from Mike and go that rout. In my oppinion, if she stepped away from the table and started sitting away from the group, that may bring in alot of unneccessary attention to the situation. Certain friends would end up at least approaching her and asking her what’s going on to have her sit away. Granted, depending on if she answers truthfully or has a little white lie to prevent damaging Mike’s reputation there are two possibilities. If she tells the truth that she’s giving Mike some distance and why, it would make a scene and would more likely make a fisure / devide between the group Mike thinks his “superstar” status would bring and those true friends of Lucy. If Lucy tells a little white like to protect Mike’s reputation, then the two groups would naturally separate but not “fisure.” Then the third (“do nothing”) option is that she leaves it to Mike to leave and let him explain things, maybe give him room up until then. So your really left with three things that could happen there. An option to get back without being direct and cause further damage between friendships, an option to protect other friendships but cause the separations, then let Mike do it himself. All of those have their own possibilities.

Then other thoughts that come in, now what I’m approaching with that is I don’t think he necessarilly truely “hates” her. More I fear that he’s been influenced by Sandy and is really trying to “shove” lucy away to prevent problems between him and Sandy, by now saying “Lucy won’t be bothering me anymore” to Sandy. Now, so many things could come in and make that dynamic interesting. That would grow especially interesting if Sandy started to ask questions on “how” did he get rid of her? I’m certain he wouldn’t say exactly how that happened. But I’d certainly hope Mike get’s Chris’s and Haley’s stories straight. We didn’t see how sensitive his sister’s hearing was, but we certainly did see that Chris’ little ears are quite sensitive. Since he’s so young, he wouldn’t necessarilly understand the details, but it would be an interesting dynamic to see Sandy and Mike’s family together, then Chris saying things about what he thought about Lucy, that he doesn’t think Lucy’s going to visit anymore, and how Mike got Lucy to leave him alone. Now THAT would be a fun series of pages to read, especially the fallout.

And another fact of the matter, even if you dislike someone, or hate them… you still actually miss them to some extent. I don’t really think Mike truely “hates” Lucy, as I said before, but how would he react if Lucy ended up just “watching from a distance” in a sence and becoming nothing more than a shadow in his life. There are some cases where that would be a void, and would love to see how Mike would really react to a week without really seeing someone he was used to having almost always around. Granted, they’re at a turblent age, where such voids open and close all the time… but that may even make the void made by having a “long distance girlfriend,” seem all the larger in many cases.

Just a bunch of my thoughts… Can’t wait to see the next series and get an idea of what will happen next. Great writing and art!

Glass December 30, 2011, 1:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #203775

So much happened in this chapter… A glimmer of hope and then rock bottom. Runs parallel to my life right about now. I hope it starts getting happy again so I can be too. I love this comic because of it’s writing and the personality that it imbues into the characters that bring it to life. It’s almost reflective of we as people dealing with petty problems that blow up into catastrophes because one person wants to be stubborn or close-minded. This is why I started reading two years ago. I love this comic for what it reminds me of and how it does it. Congratulations, Taeshi. You’re wonderful and you make such wonderful thoughts come alive.

akipolies December 30, 2011, 1:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #203776

You know what makes this a good story? The fact that both teenagers such as myself (16) and adults find this story amazing. Yeah I can be deep sometimes. By the by happy anniversiry Taeshi and Souppy. Have Souppy take ya somewhere nice for dinner Veronica. :)

Chibiterasu December 30, 2011, 1:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #203777

Mike is dead to me. Lucy grow a pear and get over it god! Next chapter i await

JustSomeCritic December 30, 2011, 1:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #203778

I can’t believe she is handling this so well i really thought more would go down. I am very excited to see what will happen next! <3

BunBun December 30, 2011, 1:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #203779

I just have no idea what Agustus is there for.
Really, I don’t.

Mangoes December 30, 2011, 1:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #203780

epic word wall, props for that.
when sandy comes, if chris did that, that would be funny. mabye with his superhuman hearing he actually heard EVERYTHING, and would comment on it over dinner. awkwards for all!

curtisimo - little-thing-at-the-end™

curtisimo December 30, 2011, 1:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #203781

I’m kinda stupid i guess, but who’s saying the quotes?

SmashFiles December 30, 2011, 1:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #203782

Worst page so far in my opinion, seems like a rushed job to end a retarded chapter. Hope the next is better, looking forward to it.

Sab December 30, 2011, 1:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #203783


Worst comment so far in my opinion, seems like you wanted to tell everyone that you didn’t read into the chapter nearly as much as you should have and don’t understand how/are too lazy to give constructive criticism. Hope you take the time to read and comprehend all the implications of the next chapter, looking forward to it.

Xiface December 30, 2011, 1:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #203784

i hope lucy ends up totally self confident from this and makes that sweeter wearin loser that he f ‘ed up when he dropped her

mariah December 30, 2011, 2:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #203785

Mad Lucy I hate sandy now she started the whole mike hates Lucy thing

Shannon December 30, 2011, 2:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #203786


I concur.

End December 30, 2011, 2:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #203787

@SmashFiles: That would be Agustus. Talking about Daisy.

Darknesss December 30, 2011, 2:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #203788

Congrats on your 9 years! That’s pretty impressive!
Ignore Sab, I quite enjoyed this chapter :) Looking forward to the next one

Evelyn December 30, 2011, 2:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #203789

Then Lucy died and they all lived happily ever after.

Me December 30, 2011, 2:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #203790

@xiface: lmfao oh snap. @taeshi: awesome chapter and congrats on ur anniversary btw

2Cents December 30, 2011, 2:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #203791

@Shannon- It really isn’t Sandy’s fault. It’s actually Mike’s for apparently assuming he has to see everything her way.

Toffee December 30, 2011, 2:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #203792

Man, it’s so funny!! I also pictured this happening! Lucy remembering those exact Augustus’ words.

Congrats Taeshi and Suitcase!!!

V December 30, 2011, 2:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #203793

Oh, Lampshade…

No… just no…

If, for some crazy reason in the far off future, Mike expects to have a relationship with Lucy. It won’t happen.

I just feel so heartbroken for the poor girl right now. Just as she starts to better herself as a person, Mike regresses to this angry, remorseless person. True, both of them had done wrong to each other, but right now I really just can’t see Mike as a favorable character. Lucy is becoming a better person and striving toward maturing and growing up a bit, even now, after someone has completely and deliberately stripped away every piece of self esteem she had and even threatened- no, promised- to make sure that he takes all her friends with him. Mike doesn’t just want to bravely white-knight against Lucy so that his little princess can stop crying; a part of him wants some good sweet revenge too. Nothing would make him happier than seeing everyone he knows not even bothering to acknowledge Lucy in the hallways; he’d love nothing more than to see her sitting alone one day in a corner so he can give a small, satisfied “Hmph” before turning away and resuming his polar-fluffy-hearted texting.

Honestly, I hate that face of his in the last panel. Even after everything he told her, even after she’s completed a project he didn’t even have to lift a FINGER for, he’s still staring at her work with this self righteous disdain. What would have made you even the slightest bit remorseful of your damage, Mike? Having her packaged head attached to the homework?

I can bet you now, that even after all this, he’s STILL going to try and make sure that everyone leaves to his table. I bet even now he still thinks that Lucy deserves to go die in a hole all by herself. .___.

I don’t ever want to read a chapter with him again. From now on, I’ll only be interested in chapters involving Lucy’s continued developing independence and gaining healthy friendships from it.

Skygaze December 30, 2011, 2:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #203794

Good job ffcat your tearing her appart on the inside now

DinR December 30, 2011, 2:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #203795

“Now my apprentice, your journey to the Dark Side is complete.”
That’s the one thing that comes to mind with Augustus in the panel.

Shadowman December 30, 2011, 2:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #203796

Happy nine years you two.

DICK December 30, 2011, 2:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #203797

Re: today’s comic: Once again. Speechless. Just… speechless.
Re: your anniversary: Congrats! :D

Jessica U. Ingmann December 30, 2011, 2:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #203798

OOOOOOHHH I totally called final fantasy cats appearance! :D

And of course, with no lesser excitement, congratulations on the nine years

FoxandWolf December 30, 2011, 2:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #203799

To Souupy

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For tolerance of Teashi for 9 years

paulosawesome December 30, 2011, 2:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #203800

Souupy you lucky guy :D

animelord December 30, 2011, 2:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #203801

dsjgbdskgbg Miiiiiikkkeeeee. You dickward.

And yes, I only showed up for that because this whole chapter has made me incredibly mad at him (because in the beginning, I did in fact like him). And yea, Lucy has been a horrible person (cat?) through some of this, but she really didn’t deserve any of that and he still thinks he’s in the right.

God. Show some sympathy Mike.. You did just crush her completely after all.

And congrats on your nine years~~

Essie December 30, 2011, 2:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #203802

Huzzah! I’m happy to see this chapter ending, if only because it concludes on a happy note. Lucy WILL wise up from this, she’ll recover and be stronger, and best of all, she received the shock that so many need to jerk them out of their lull and into reality. Mike’s a dick, that much is certain and karma will get him too, but as far as I’m concerned, Lucy came out on top because she went through her trial, and she’ll be fine. Hardship is a fire that forges the soul. Lucy is a fighter. And I can’t wait to see her hang out with Augustus some more. He’s a wise little dude for a teenager. Blech, that sentence tasted all wrong coming out.

Justin December 30, 2011, 2:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #203803

Fantastic chapter, definately one of the most powerfuland emotional, this series has reached an incredible climax that cant stop me from reading!

Acoustic-Fox December 30, 2011, 2:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #203804

…Merry Christmas!


Seg December 30, 2011, 2:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #203805

And then Lucy committed suicide.


In other news, hooray! True love does exist! Taeshi and Souupy are happy with lots of love. Yay!

King December 30, 2011, 2:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #203806

This must have been the angstiest chapter in the history of BCB! It made me cry mostly… Please Taeshi, can you make a little happier chapter next!!! :)

Apple December 30, 2011, 2:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #203807

welp. On to the new chapter.

P.s. Happy anniversary to you and your lover guy Soupy. Many more for you.

Lunas December 30, 2011, 2:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #203808

you know what i’d find funny, especially after justin’s long-winded speech?

…if lucy commits suicide in the next chapter. XD

ah, i hate people.

anyway, another overly snowy page… lovely, i’ll be glad when this is over with so i can finally see what’s going on, again.

i know how augustus and lucy feel, though… been through **** several times worse than what they’ve been through.

but, that isn’t a story for the comments page, so… ya-ta. :smirk:

i wonder what the next chapter will be… hopefully it’ll cover the entire visit from sandy and we’ll get to see what happens when she interacts with everyone, and all that interesting crap. ;)

Thanatos December 30, 2011, 2:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #203809

For how immensely sad this chapter is, I feel its ended on a brighter note than what could have been. Almost feels like the comics name implies (a little more bitter, a bit less sweet though). While I don’t think Lucy has completely come to terms with this, I think she will become a stronger and better person from this.

I do fear the possibility of her finding someone new to stick to, which has really gotten her into this situation in the first place. At least, if she does stick to someone, hopefully its for all the right reasons.

I still think there is a chance for a MikexLucy situation, but as of now Lucy needs this to grow as a person and prove to mike that she can be the opposite of everything he stated.
In addition Mike needs to do some growing of his own, as well working on his slowly increasing anger issues.

Love where things went, and where they are going.

Also, Congratulations on Nine years! May many more follow!

Fenfir December 30, 2011, 3:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #203810

Great chapter. You’ve done it again Ma’am, it was very moving. Poor Lucy, I really want to give her a hug and comfort her. I really hate mike right now, and to think he was such a likable character earlier, before Lucy admitted her feelings. Congratulations on Nine years Ma’am, and I’m sure plenty more to come.

Noctis December 30, 2011, 3:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #203811

Yeah okay 10 bucks lucy and mike end up together anyway.

Aspear December 30, 2011, 3:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #203812

Best development character chapter so far.

Ana aka Knux-the-Killer December 30, 2011, 3:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #203813

…… I….. Sad……. sad… I am sad now….. thanks…… thanks for that…..

Seikyuu December 30, 2011, 3:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #203814

….we done angstin yet? I wanna smile again :\\

Sethorien December 30, 2011, 3:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #203815

Go Lucy GO!!!!

I’m so glad she didn’t (seem to) do anything bad. It means she’s growing up. As painful as it would be. Good on you Lucy!

Bridgeotto December 30, 2011, 3:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #203816

Wow 9 years? Looks like it’s about time to devour Souppy’s spleen. He shouldn’t have a problem with the ritual of commitment, it’s perfectly normal.

ArkaniusXII December 30, 2011, 3:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #203817

What a lovely 9 years you have with him, right? :>

Aoriki December 30, 2011, 3:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #203818

@curtisimo … I lurk. I’m not one for “I told you so”s and I’ve already said all that I need to. And nobody’s said anything stupid enough to make me want to say anything to counter rising stupidity levels. I’m content to lurk.

If I have something to say, you’ll hear it.

biblioholic December 30, 2011, 3:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #203819

As usual, well done.

This will always be one of my favorite comics and i can’t thank you enough for the experience.

Keep it going, i can’t wait to see what happens next.

Flash December 30, 2011, 3:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #203820

Oh god this is all so sad QnQ

Laufente December 30, 2011, 3:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #203821

Ugh! I can’t believe i was ever a Mike X Lucy fan! Sandy totally has him brainwashed! And how does Sandy not remember Lucy? Did anyone else find that odd? Anyways, i hope Paulo comforts her. He really likes her! Plus, his girlfriend almost seems like a background character. But if Mike can pull his life together and see what he did to poor Lucy, i’d probably get back on the Mike x Lucy bandwagon.

Congrats on nine years!!

SyndiCayte December 30, 2011, 3:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #203822

Poor Lucy.. i have a bad feeling that sehe did something stupid or is about too..

TiNk December 30, 2011, 3:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #203823

souppy deserves ten medals.
Nah jk great webcomic so far. :)

57r1k3r December 30, 2011, 3:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #203824

A wonderful chapter. Can’t wait to see what this play Sue made is.

9 years? Wow that’s a long time! I’m happy for you two! Not a lot of people make that far in your age group. It’s a really awesome thing.

Nara December 30, 2011, 3:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #203825

First of all: happy anniversary! Nine years is impressive, but I hope you two have many more.

Now back to the comic. I’m actually ‘proud’ of Lucy (as far as I can be proud of a fictional character), she really showed some strength and dignity in there, despite everything Mike said. Too bad she wasn’t given a chance to speak for herself, but it didn’t really seem like she wanted to. I still keep thinking she may have read his texts, thinking about what Augustus said. Maybe to see if he was really happy with Sandy.

I hope Lucy doesn’t leave ‘the table’ herself, it would only make things easier for Mike. Plus, I really want to see if he is able to convince everyone he’s right. I don’t think so. Also, Mike will probably have his karma handed to him too.

LH December 30, 2011, 4:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #203826

I have some advice for Mike.
Go with Lucy. He fell for Sandy first.
Then he fell for Lucy.
If he truly loved Sandy then he wouldn’t have fallen for Lucy at all.

Hinochi December 30, 2011, 4:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #203827

Congratz for your nine years together!!

Helen December 30, 2011, 4:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #203828

WOO Augustus moment! Thank Taeshi for that! I just love when these kinds of sayings pop up. Way to end it off! A big sobstory involving Lucy and Mike. So my conclusion- augustus is here to stay, Lucy must make Mike pay, and Mike is completely gay.LOL

Roxas427 December 30, 2011, 4:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #203829

Back, like I said on DEC, 31st.

Mike is nothing more but scum still.

I agree with Syndicate, however seeing this from his Mike’s stand-point, he will never realize a thing. More over, I think Lucy, though she being a fictional character, may be able to pull through this. She’s put up with it in the past before, she’ll be able to survive somehow.

As far as Mike goes, I get the feeling he is going to pay the price and that price is going to be more heavy than what he loaded onto Lucy. Has he ever told Sandy about their relationship together? The kisses and flirts or even his confession after she left to where ever in the world she is? Has he ever given thought to why Sandy never remembers Lucy or given a second thought to WHAT he has done?

I think a web comic chapter on these memories and reflection would be rather interesting. The pieces are in-play, its just a matter of moving them.

Final Note: You and Souppy, Congrats! Forget the medal, Give him a BADGE!… Or BEAR HUG!!!…… Or…..I don’t know, draw a cat version of yourself and a cat version of him and give them both to him… Whichever. May Good Fortune Accompany you!

Wolf in Red December 30, 2011, 4:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #203830

To Lucy:I’ll call Chuck Norris, you get me a bat and a titanium beard comb.

ftu December 30, 2011, 4:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #203831

@Nick wolf LOL! MW3 nerd much? Seriously you’re probably some fat guy who lives with his mom and plays video games all day.

Roxas427 December 30, 2011, 4:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #203832

Fall la ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Mike: Your now my favorite character.

Loki December 30, 2011, 4:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #203833

Im like augustus really. Watches over Daisy. Has no friends. Is a big downer…Is sad and stuff….and……uhhh…yeah. WELL, break’s over. DAMN, was just getting used to it! Going back to the asian loner sitting by the youngest tree. Everyone notices me, but I don’t care if they do. At the moment, I’d like to be alone and i’ll start talking to others when I feel like it. And a little request for Taeshi- a flashback of Augustus’s life. I mean he doesn’t have friends (not explained), is in a gang ( not explained), and he doesn’t really show signs of hobbies or his likes. I think it would be interesting to know about. And invade you don’t see this, TAESHI TAESHI TAESHI TAESHI TAESHI TAESHI TAESHI TAESHI TAESHI TAESHI TAESHI

Roxas427 December 30, 2011, 4:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #203835


TROLLman December 30, 2011, 4:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #203837


TROLLman December 30, 2011, 4:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #203838

Bravo Taeshi. This really made my long trips bareable, it was fun and I hope this will continue. Oh and by the by, congrates on your nine years with souppy. Im glad you two are happy being crazy together ;). God knows I’d like to be that lucky XD. WELP, as I stated before Bravo Taeshi, and I hope there will be an encore

random dude December 30, 2011, 5:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #203839

wait up ………..
if two people use the same name, the other persons comment is treated as “(you!)” too????

My balls almost dropped off when i saw my name in a such moronic comment…. thought i was hacked by some…furry lover hacker xDDDDDDDDDD

BTW…. Whats with that face green eyed basstard??
You dont get happy enought with destroying happiness and stomping on others feeling dont you?
Having your ****ing homework done isnt enough it seems…

Hoy, Taeshi….9 years of relation ship?!?! how old are you ?!?!
are you married ???

better get married to BCB….
Im just to addicted to this comic to let you have free will… ò.o

Loki December 30, 2011, 5:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #203840

WHAAAAATTTTT? ok so final fantasy cat AND lucy….

so… is lucy gonna be like final fantasy cat? i mean like the feeling for daisy thing…

i feel so bad for lucy srsly. it hurts.
gotta love this comic -lolwhut?-

Bluey-chan December 30, 2011, 5:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #203841

damn you mike >.< coldhearted, jerkface

animelover December 30, 2011, 5:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #203842


No wait, this is clearly all McCain’s fault.

He’s a bear, right?

Tacsi December 30, 2011, 5:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #203843

How could Mike thank her?
She’s not even there :|

Darth GW7 December 30, 2011, 5:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #203844

This comic is a drug. I want to have an overdose!
Keep the good work Taeshi! And congratulation for your successful love story!

AsOfSpade December 30, 2011, 5:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #203845

9 YEARS - I’m giving You an award for this, Taeshi and Suitcase. Congratulations! :)

Also, still this is the best page ever! It is so powerful. I didn’t like Lucy but now I found new respect for her.
And that’s funny fact, that in the end she has same problem as Augustus. Hope they will both work it out. They should become friends and blend in the background together :D

eniena December 30, 2011, 5:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #203846

no happy ending
the first of many

Zakarina December 30, 2011, 5:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #203847

Poor Lucy. Poor, poor Lucy. Mike’s just torn her heart to pieces and she still holds him in each and every shattered shard. ._. Whether or not they mend their friendship, or they diverge forever, I doubt Lucy’s ever going to truely let go of him-I just hope heartbreak doesn’t define her as the story goes on.

Final Fantasy Cat’s words are gonna become more significant as things progress, I bet. I hope he doesn’t corrupt Lucy. D:

Beagel December 30, 2011, 5:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #203850

uhm… I think that, when sandy comes, one day she will encounter lucy (without recognising her, naturally) and have a nice talk with her about mike. then, the next time she meets mike, she will tell him what lucy said and ask “do you know that girl?”. at that point, there will be two possibilities:
1: mike says “it’s lucy” while regretting a bit having thought about her as such a bad person. sandy would be a bit confused and ****** about how mike always talked about lucy on the phone;
2: he lies and says he doesn’t know her or lies about her name. sandy finds out the truth later, thanks to the other guys, and mike gets in a big trouble.

this is what I think will happen, more or less.

edit: p.isse.d is censored?! come on!

come on Derp, augustus already said he was trying to kiss daisy, not raping her. and I don’t think he would lie about that.

boh... December 30, 2011, 5:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #203851


He won’t corrupt her cause she really doesn’t trust him - it is hard to affect somebody without being at least respected by him or her.

eniena December 30, 2011, 6:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #203852

Well, I know who I’d be going to talk to right now. Hope there’s a little more Augustus and Lucy bonding moments. Personally, I think he’s nicer to her.

wolfdragonful December 30, 2011, 6:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #203853

Mike hasn’t been at all harsh about Lucy when talking with Sandy (From what we’ve seen).
Mike just told Sandy about how he’d annoyed Lucy and that she’d hurt him; Sandy was the first one to say that she didn’t like Lucy because of how she hurt him.

Darth GW7 December 30, 2011, 7:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #203854


If you mean Augustus, he’s not so easy to find unfortunatelly :)

eniena December 30, 2011, 7:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #203855

I can personally relate to the feeling of such rejection, and although it’s true that you get an amount of satisfaction knowing that from afar you can see they’re smiling, nothing hurts more than wanting, but not having. I really pity Lucy. I mean I know she really pushed Mike away a lot in the past, but now that she’s finally come to her senses Mike is being a total idiot. I know that he’s already with Sandy and all, but seriously; they haven’t even SEEN each other in so long. Mike’s waited around for Lucy for so long, and now that she’s finally turned he doesn’t want her anymore; they’ve both treated one another pretty badly, I just can’t wait to see them finally work something out; I can’t help but feel they’d be even by now.

Alex December 30, 2011, 7:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #203856

****** **** **** mike go to hell, I hope everything will turn right for lucy, she deserve better…mike just don’t know the term of “tsundere” -____-“

animelover December 30, 2011, 7:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #203857

to tell you the truth #^_^#
these are the couples I had suggested :
Mike x Sandy
Lucy x Paulo
Daisy x Abbey
David x Flower Girl or Rachel
Sue and Alec (McCain)
And Carter will be alone FOREVER!!!!MWAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!! XDXD(unless Lucy has gone crazy) XD XD XD

ItsMe!!! December 30, 2011, 7:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #203858

I now think that the cat who originally said those words should now go out with Lucy. They may be able to comfort eachother.

Warrior December 30, 2011, 7:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #203859

yo tambiem tube y tengo un amigo de la infancia y el es q esta enamorado de mi 8-) #^_^#

daisyxabbey December 30, 2011, 8:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #203860

This was such a good chapter! BTW on a side-note, what’s going on with Not Enough Rings? I know it’s on hiatus, but I just want to know if it’s gonna be re-released soon.

Rob64 December 30, 2011, 8:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #203861

This page was muy excellent! Nothing else to say, really.
Nine years? That’s awesome! Are you guys married?

Turtle Hermit December 30, 2011, 8:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #203862

@ Warrior
And then Mike throws another fit and makes her feel even worse because he won’t be happy until she finally kills herself.

Some people seem to have forgotten. Sandy stopped Mike before he could say why Lucy hit him. So she reacted on half the story.

And Mike the self absorbed little **** that he is. The easily influenced, pea brained, self righteous child that he is…. can’t seem to see he’s hurting the only person who’s actually his friend. I can’t stand him anymore. :/

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

Comment ID #203863

@Darth GW7:
maan, try to extrapolate a bit! I thought there was no need to specify it:

sandy would be ****** and confused because, after having a nice talk with lucy about mike (with things like “you are so lucky to have mike, make him happy” etc.), she would not believe lucy would be able to hurt him in any way.

boh... December 30, 2011, 8:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #203864

Wouldn’t Sandy ask if it was true that Lucy hurt him?
And if Lucy lied it would be Mike’s word over hers, and I think she’d believe Mike.

Darth GW7 December 30, 2011, 8:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #203865

So who else wants to defend Mikey here, now that we’ve reached the end of the chapter? Come on, guys. Step up, please.

Souffrir December 30, 2011, 8:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #203866

Also congraturation annibersaly, dear author. Winrars, etc.

Souffrir December 30, 2011, 8:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #203867

@Darth GW7:
it’s not that lucy would lie, she simply would not speak about herself, not wanting sandy to know who she is, so they could speak normally.
yes sandy would ask if it was true but still, after having a talk like that with lucy, she would stop disliking her. then if she finds out that mike treated lucy badly, she would be upset because, knowing that lucy is changed, it would be him who “hurt” a friend or, if not a friend, a girl who wants only to see him happy.

boh... December 30, 2011, 8:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #203869

Let’s all ignore the angst for 2 seconds! Happy being together 9 years and not being Mike and Lucy Taeshi and Souppy! Hooray!

Arc December 30, 2011, 8:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #203870

That’s some long lasting soap….

Huh? December 30, 2011, 9:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #203871

Lucy… Forget about Mike.

Autumntail December 30, 2011, 9:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #203872

OOOo! I had completely forgotten about creepy-stalker cat. (Forgot his name!) Maybe he will beat up Mike or something. 8-D

MollyThePhycoRabbit December 30, 2011, 9:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #203873

Congratulations on your 9 years Ver! ;D

Lucy gon’ go depression on us.

Yorky December 30, 2011, 9:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #203874


No comment whatsoever.

Can’t wait to see what comes next?

Chimera the Great December 30, 2011, 9:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #203875

Gawd that’s so sad!!! I don’t know what to think!! I would like Paulo and Lucy back together, but it looks like he really likes jasmine. And I think LucyxAugustus would be sooooooooooooo cool, but since he’s part of that stupid gang that beat Mike and Co. I guess they won’t be together.

Kristy December 30, 2011, 9:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #203876

Maaaaaaan it’s eight thirty in the morning and there already are 200+ comments!!!!

Kristy December 30, 2011, 9:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #203877

@Blast_The_Hedgehog: I really don’t think Carter will be Lucy’s next boyfriend, since he kinda creeps her out, y’know?? -_-

Kristy December 30, 2011, 9:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #203878

Being very optimistic there… I don’t think Sandy would be very happy talking with the person who hurt Mike in the past, and would understand that the reason Mike is being harsh to her is to push her away because she hurt him.
She was the one who told him that she’s not a good friend, remember? That opinion isn’t going to change in a single conversation.

Sup, I’m defending Mike, whatcha gonna do internet tough guy?

Darth GW7 December 30, 2011, 9:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #203879

Yay its over!

Finally, we’re moving on.

So now we get to see some semblance of a backbone from Lucy or what?

FunnyGuy December 30, 2011, 9:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #203880

There’s a difference between being simply harsh and being a freaking monster, which is what Mike was doing, no doubt. He could have stopped at about halfway through that little tirade and would have left pretty much the same effect, but telling her that nobody loves her or that anyone who does only does so for shallow reasons? That goes way beyond simply putting Lucy in her place. She barfed from listening to all that for God’s sake!

*sigh* December 30, 2011, 9:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #203882

Happy anniversary Suitcase and Taeshi!!

hehe I love reading teenage angst

momoa December 30, 2011, 9:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #203883

‘tis a sad end for this chapter. On a side note, Happy anniversary to the two of you. Your present is this…
Skyrim shout: Fus-Ro-Dah!

Starkeyblade December 30, 2011, 9:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #203888

I can just feel the despair and all loss of hope on Lucy’s face in the second-to-last panel…this page brought me to tears! ;_;
On a happier note, happy anniversary Taeshi and SuitCase! Hope you have a lot more :D

KawaiiMarshmallow December 30, 2011, 10:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #203891

He’s angry. Very angry. And he has a right to be.
People say very harsh things when they’re furious, but they don’t necessarily believe what they’re saying to be true. Sometimes people do it defensively because they feel so horrible that they want to bring someone else down so they don’t feel as bad.
It’s human nature, son.

Darth GW7 December 30, 2011, 10:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #203892

oh jeezzzzz
oh man mike…u really done it u *******…. here we a lucy afraid and sad…..well ****….

the only question now is what will happen when sandy comes? yes she proably told mike to tell lucy off but what if she meant it lightly? as i she cant belive mik was THAT mean :question:

Meh December 30, 2011, 10:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #203893

ahhhh, this page is so goood D:

For everyone who hates Lucy, she is very fragile and insecure and has to keep up an act of carelessness because she thinks that’s the only way she can hold onto her friends and people she likes.

I also can’t believe how Mike is behaving. For everyone who keeps saying that his actions in this chapter were brave and that Lucy deserves this- I disagree.

I mean, Mike has a right to tell Lucy how he feels about her, but not spend his days ignoring her in sullen silence and death stares. When all of the angst does come out, he spills the beans to Lucy like a d-bag. She doesn’t deserve all of your hate. After all, she did save Mike from Augustus in the fight, risked her own life to save him from the waterfall, traveled with him to find Sandy and forfeited a race to stand by him when he hurt his leg.

She’s not a total monster Mike. I’m not saying you need to love her- just have a little compassion :)

New Girl December 30, 2011, 10:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #203894

i really want to see everyone gang up on mike for what he did =P

Bioniclema90 December 30, 2011, 10:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #203895

…alright. My heart’s just broken into a million ****ing pieces. This is awful awful ****. Asdfghjklsdfjkdgj ;___;

Clare December 30, 2011, 10:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #203896

I am just going to say what all (or at least most) comments said:

POOR LUCY!!!! :(

megeriffic December 30, 2011, 10:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #203897

In other news, Lucy’s cheek fur seems longer! Maybe cause it’s winter?

ket December 30, 2011, 10:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #203898

@Bioniclema90 Me too.

Yoman December 30, 2011, 10:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #203899

Ah, yet again Mike shows his lack of concern for anyone but himself and Sandy. Lucy is no doubt the better person in this situation. She could have brought her unhappiness down on Mike and Sandy, but she resisted giving into the same urge to lash out like Mike. I hope she finds true friends when the dust settles.
Aaaalso, Taeshi! Congrats for your and Soupy’s 9th! Love like that is a wonderful thing 8-D

David December 30, 2011, 10:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #203900

Oh Lucy… Crying it out is a good release honey, but I hope you try talking to someone too!! I noticed how Mike didn’t mention Augustus when he said all of Lucy’s friends would abandon her for Mike. Maybe Lucy will feel like she can relate more to Augustus now and talk to him?
I love how the advice from Final Fantasy Cat comes back up in her mind as she takes in what all just happened. :)
And congrats on the wonderful 9 years Taeshi and Souppy! I hope you have a zillion more to come! ^_^

Shoogie December 30, 2011, 11:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #203901

You’re an idiot, David.

In other news, Lucy’s going to get over this in time. That’s a good thing, but I’m eager to see where this takes us.

SushiJaguar December 30, 2011, 11:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #203902

For the love of Mr. Noodles Mike! Way to be a heartless *****…again…like for the fourth ****ing time! I dont care if your in love with Sandy, I dont care if Lucy can be a bitch sometimes, there is no call for such deutchbagatry.

anywho, congrats Taeshi and Soupy even though im some random guy on the internet im happy for you.

Zan\'Graxee December 30, 2011, 11:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #203903

You’re rude, SushiJaguar.

Jackie December 30, 2011, 11:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #203904

You’re a wizard, Jackie.

Darth GW7 December 30, 2011, 11:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #203905

You’re random, Darth GW7.
Also, Lucy was smart not to mess with the phone. It would’ve only brought more drama into it. She’s such a swell gal.

And congratulations Taeshi and Souppy!

mAceOfHearts December 30, 2011, 11:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #203906

wow… i can’t even imagine how this will continue o_o;

Sue December 30, 2011, 11:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #203907

Congratulations Taeshi & Souppy! :)

Lucy really needs some comforting, at least one person to support her while she stands back and watches Mike. :/ I have a feeling that she’s gonna be left alone, and Mikes not gonna care nor realize what she’s doing for him for a long time, Sandy will probably ignore Lucy… maybe even insult her. All I know is Lucys gonna have to endure the pain and drama. D:

Minty Winter December 30, 2011, 12:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #203908

What’s Mike reading in the last panel?

FateStayNight Caster December 30, 2011, 12:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #203909

I love this page so much!
So much emotion!

Can’t wait to see what happens! GNIII!! <3

The paper on the last panel is their project, guys :I
You see, the locker, Mike’s bag…etc…

Potato December 30, 2011, 12:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #203910

Congratulations for your aniversary

wonder who said the last words?

Dracke December 30, 2011, 12:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #203911

please tell me that an intermission is next

Nolames December 30, 2011, 12:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #203912

OHMIGOSH D; Of course! What Final Fantasy cat told her about not giving up all hope cuz he knows the person he loves is still smiling is what Lucy must now deal with! THATS why she wasn’t a total *** about what happened to her! All she can do is be horribly heartbroken and try not to step on Mike’s tail anymore.


Silversoma December 30, 2011, 12:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #203913

I wish i could be there and hug lucy :(

Nadss December 30, 2011, 12:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #203914

Fun! Time for Lucy to turn into FF catty stalker-lady

Dragnite December 30, 2011, 12:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #203915

I think this is the first time I’ve really felt for Lucy, although admittedly it could be the fault of her fans that I never really cared. Very well done Taeshi, both the art and callback makes for a very heart-wrenching scene. Also, congratulations to you and Souppy.

Damonashu December 30, 2011, 12:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #203916

Wow, so that line was foreshadowing? That’s cool.

I do hope Auggie and Lucy become super friends though. And i hope the next chapter is less angsty.

yaoiqueen December 30, 2011, 12:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #203917

Okay, so I’ve been following this since the sixth page of “December” and I decided to wait until it was over before I commented on everything that came beforehand. (Btw, AWESOME that you’ve been together for so long! :D Best of luck in the future as well!!)

It started off really cute. All of the characters were different and I liked seeing them become more “real” as the chapters went on. When I first got to the part about Sandy, I was a little upset, because I was a MikexLucy fan. As time passed, though, I started to be okay with MikexSandy, even though it annoyed me when Mike mentioned her when Lucy was around when he KNEW that Lucy still liked him. But, it was okay, even if Mike’s distancing was a bit worrying.
I’m curious about PauloxTess. They went out for a while, didn’t they? And then, suddenly, they weren’t together and Paulo was pursuing Lucy again. And then he went out with those two juniors, and then went to Jas, who he’s with now. (It’s a really cute couple, too. <3) Throughout all of this, Tess is okay? That confused me a little since I didn’t really see a “breakup” there.
I do want to say, though, that “AU/flashback” chapter about Paulo and Lucy was absolutely heartbreaking, in the so-happy-and-touched-I’m-crying sort of way. I could go into HUGE detail about how much I love it. But it’s a not-going-to-happen moment, (as far as we know,) so I won’t touch on it too much. It took me a long time to get away from that chapter and move on to the next one. It’s one of those things that could stand alone, without the conversations with David at the beginning and end, and be absolutely wonderful. :)
…I’ve just realised that I don’t have as much to say as I thought I did, now that I’m actually writing this comment. Hm.

On to “December”.
I think that Mike is just being stubbornly mad. Kind of like when a child has to do something they don’t want to do and ignore their parents for the rest of the day. A little more on the extreme, though, of course. Lucy is just being the friend that has no idea that her friend hates her on that level and is really surprised when the anger comes.
(This is somewhat off-topic, but around the time that they started really fighting, I had just been doing a roleplay with someone. My character knew that something was wrong with his friendship with the other, but didn’t know what, and when he asked about it, he was both verbally and physically hurt by him. I found it kind of similar, and as they’re now just “acquaintances” of sorts, I’m hoping that the outcome won’t be too bad in Mike and Lucy’s case. c: )
As of now, I think that Sandy was right in what she was saying about how Lucy treats Mike, since she was never around to see it and didn’t know what exactly was going on, and Mike was right to listen to her opinion and think about it. At the same time, I wish Mike had been gentler with Lucy in his declaration of hate, because she’s going to be hurting for a long time. True, people don’t care about another’s feelings when they’re not on the best of terms, but it still hurts. I’m not going to put blame on anyone, since Mike took too long to act on his frustration, Sandy’s a bystander, and Lucy did hold Mike back at times.
But it bothers me that Sandy doesn’t remember Lucy when they used to be best friends, and that Mike used to have a crush on Lucy and now “hates” her. It’s just…annoying. :/
…I still am incredibly curious as to what might have been in the paper bag. I have a speculation that it’s nothing but the vomit, but you never know…
The ending of this chapter is amazing. It wasn’t resolved, but in a sense, it was. Nothing’s going to be the same anymore, and people are going to have to make decisions… I guess that’s what life is about.

While we’ve had a lot of angst for a while, I really hope we don’t go immediately into something kinda silly. That would break the mood. :/
I think that the issue should be addressed a while longer, with their friends. They’re going to notice the difference in both Mike and Lucy, once they all head back to school.
This is going to be a depressing Christmas for them…

That said, I’m really looking forward to Sandy coming. I want to see how she and Mike act around each other, and how everyone else takes it. :)
Maybe the cute things will come back later.
But for now…
Bring on the high school drama.

Never give up on this thing, okay? :3 I’m always anxiously waiting for the next page. ^^

Leafy December 30, 2011, 1:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #203918


Is this some wicked, dramatic, ridiculously interesting yet painfully unsatisfying form of love? I never thought I’d see the day that Lucy would just throw up, get up, and leave like that (quite literally). She was a Tsundere the likes of which I have never seen so beautifully portrayed, and her character is just shattered, broken into tiny pieces from the only person (possibly other than her pets and her family) she fully trusts and loves with all her heart. The brutal torment and painful decision, to me, is the lowest form of a pseudo-brave girl who tried her best, but failed. Her emotions will probably forever be locked in a cage, forced to only be the observer and never be able to interfere in a relationship between said person and his long-distance model girlfriend (who I personally do not trust).

The power of those few words from that wicked cat is like a carpet bombing of nuclear weapons on Lucy’s heart and I feel so damn bad yet strangely OK. To me, Lucy looks like she doesn’t want to (in fact, I seriously don’t think she needs to), but faces and boldly accepts, probably with finality, that Mike is simply happier without her feelings ruining his day. I hate Mike (maybe hate is too soft, loathe is more like it) because of the way he had to show it to her, the needlessly brutal words that he let go just to tell Lucy that her feelings are unnecessary to him and her presence a nuisance. This page is like an end to the ship I so love and cherish, and now it’s sinking faster that Creddie used to, if not already sunk like Creddie (and I am a Creddie fan, sadly). Lucy can finally move on, and start another chapter in her life, hopefully stronger (since I sincerely believe that she’s not the type to even contemplate suicide).

Thanks for the tears, Taeshi.

P.S. to Mike
If Sandy cheats on you…

darnitmike December 30, 2011, 1:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #203919

;_;wow mike no thank you she did her part… well going through ur crap thats messed up man….. Mad Lucy and…who that …..that paulo..? ._.

Lionesst December 30, 2011, 1:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #203920

Dude you’re comments rule!!! XD so fracken funny, especially the last little afterthoughts. U RULE 4 LIFE CURTISIMO!!!!!

quick edit: Can’t wait to see some of Sandy’s character finally develope! :3 Gonna be so cool to see what everyones (especially Paulo’s) reaction to her will be!!!
Keep up the good work V. Ur on a roll!!

K.R.I December 30, 2011, 1:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #203921

Well that’s another chapter over and I must say-
Brilliant. Absolutely Brilliant.

Wr3h December 30, 2011, 1:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #203922

CONGRATULATIONS!!!. Excuse my spelling. Nine years is a looping time considering there are so many kim kardashian relationships nowdays… :( so this is awesome! I’m so happy for you and soupy and for the fact that I can comment on something non angst-y! Ummm let’s see, the dramatic effect on this page was beautiful and kind of reminded me of a movie and my head put all this back ground music for some reason. ;) either way…. Veronica, and Oliver you guys are really lucky to have eachother!!! Now go make out in a fountain to add some dramatic movieness to this day hahaha.

Lemme sleep plz December 30, 2011, 1:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #203923

Augh, torture! It’s not loading on my phone!

JC December 30, 2011, 1:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #203924

jeez how’s all this gonna set in espically with how mike’s made lucy feel also congratz on the 9 years

Anima December 30, 2011, 2:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #203925

Well no cliffy, which is fine, but it does leave off on a sour note despite the nice placement of Augustus’ own words of experience. It certainly is tough having the shortest straw in the deal but Lucy, I hope you bounce back and become a little more stronger. Hang in there kitty (ah…poor references).

dimes should have stores December 30, 2011, 2:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #203926

I used to like Mike, but always liked Lucy better. Now I just hate Mike… But I think Abbey won’t like Mike for what he did. Neither will Paulo. But how will they know? Perhaps Lucy will leave the table and everyone will ask Mike why. Then there’s wondering what will happen between Lucy and Sandy…

FreemanLegend December 30, 2011, 2:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #203927


It seems that Lucy is truly taking Augustus’ advice to heart, though you can tell it’s INCREDIBLY PAINFUL for her.

Quite a painful chapter to read (in some parts, it hit a bit too close to home), but it was a good one: Mike finally gets to say what he wanted to say, unhindered by others (though, it could have been said differently); Lucy is finally starting to move on from him, though it isn’t easy for her; and we get news that Sandy is coming and she’s getting her much needed break from her life as a model.

This chapter also showed, pretty explicitly, how one character’s actions can have major consequences o.O.

Man…the next few chapters are going to be pretty…interesting…

Chocothunda December 30, 2011, 2:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #203928

Mike is leaving the table first, so they won’t be there to ask him.

Darth GW7 December 30, 2011, 2:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #203929

Ok, its finally over and what a chapter. I see practically all my predictions were way off the mark (although I had some theory that Lucy would do nothing with the phone; of course she could have we just don’t know, but I’m sticking to nothing).

Overall, this was a brilliant chapter. Plenty of drama, suspense, emotion and character development (can’t deny that); however I have one major complaint. This chapter was brilliant if it were for a graphic novel. For a 3 page weekly webcomic however, it just moved far too slowly for me. Constantly on tenderhooks, days waiting to take just a single step forward. Of course this resulted in a superb chapter in the end and is a delight to read if done so from beginning to end. All in all, I’ve learnt to perhaps go back to visiting the site every 1-4 weeks and take in a load of pages at a time. But in the end, this was 1st class work.

What of the future for our beloved characters? I have all sorts of ideas but most likely will be well off the mark. Time to head on over to the forums.

FX102A December 30, 2011, 2:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #203930

I swear Taeshi, now that you’ve gotten a lot of the comic readers to dislike Mike, you’re going to pull an amazing turn around that’s so spectacular that we can’t help but love him again… I’m watching you.


No-one December 30, 2011, 2:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #203931

It’s something the best of writers can do - Make us hate a character we always loved and swear that we’ll never look at them in the same way again, then with a flick of a pen, we adore them.

Darth GW7 December 30, 2011, 2:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #203932

AugustusxLucy boat? Or will Lucy still dislike him too much? Lucy seems to be going down a similar-looking relationship path as Augustus…

Cadenn December 30, 2011, 3:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #203933

….. douche!

Sarge December 30, 2011, 3:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #203935

Congrats SuitCase for ” putting up with” her for nine years! Congrats Taeshi for being “put up with” for nine years! Yay!

I do hope there will be a turn-around, but how would that create more angst for the story line? ;)
Unless *gasp* it’s coming to a close soon!!!

Doubt it :)

Keep up the good work Taeshi!

Adrian Fife December 30, 2011, 3:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #203937

OMG finally ;_____; asdjhasdjkashdjk awesome chapter, I love you taeshi (?) 8-D

Kyosuke December 30, 2011, 4:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #203938

This reminds me of the Joy Division song “Transmission”, by Joy Division. Maybe Augustus should serenade Daisy with it. ;)

NintendoSegaSonyGuy December 30, 2011, 4:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #203939

mike…..U HATE’S LUCY ლ(ಠ_ಠლ
and u let her cry it make’s me even sad F** u mike

thathurts,good? December 30, 2011, 4:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #203940


And now I’m trying to do a BCB/DR.Horrible crossover in my brain

Emilie December 30, 2011, 4:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #203941

You can do it, Lucy :D

Lolly December 30, 2011, 4:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #203942

Congratulations to both of you Taeshi and SuitCase =)

Despite how Mike could have handled this whole thing better, what was done feels necessary (IMO). I’m glad Lucy didn’t do anything brash to get back at him. Hopefully she’ll grow some more as a person and get over Mike. There’s something she needs to learn and a certain someone can teach her it ;)

ShadowN1NJ4 December 30, 2011, 4:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #203943

And yet…life goes on.

I really hope Lucy can forget Mike and move on. And then realize that her friends would never abandon her for a ******* like Mike. …I hope Mike gets karma’d…

Nishakun December 30, 2011, 5:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #203945

Prediction: 8-) Lucy will develop the same attitude as Augustus (Final Fantasy Cat) and end up hanging out with him. This will work according to Mystery Cat’s plan from earlier. Lucy will be in danger, Mike will try to help, and chaos will insue. 8-D Eventually, Lucy will save Mike’s life, and this experience will enforce his supressed feelings for her, simmilar to what happens in Ch. 12, Confrontation. Sandy will come into this somewhere being a jerk, and Mike will inevitably dump her for Lucy. Also, I’m willing to bet that Sandy has been manipulated by Mystery Cat, to set this whole thing up in the first place. ;)

Reference: Mystery Cat is the unknown speaker in the beginning of Chapter 41, who I believe is the same one who attacked the group in Confrontation.

Invader Rex December 30, 2011, 5:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #203946

Congrads, Taeshi! 8-D Hooray for 9 years…!

My friends and family deserve medals, too. I’m too ‘cold’, naive, emotional, violent, and completely unpredictable! :unsure:

Now as of the comic… Mike, I hope you’re happy with what you’ve done; Because as of now I’m sure Lucy will try to grow out of her behavior and not need you anymore. Prepare to be ignored! :P

A Visitor December 30, 2011, 5:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #203947

I fear alejandro (the bad guy of “confrontation”) will exploit sandy’s arrival to get his revenge against mike…

boh... December 30, 2011, 5:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #203951

I reckon that when Mike moves tables, some people will stay and some will go. Lucy will realize who her true friends are and it’ll help her correct her flaws. I say this as a person who used to have the same personality as Lucy, except I was worried that people were only nice to me because they were going to play some horrible joke on me later instead of the good looks part Mad Lucy. Something similar to this situation happened to me and it broke me down completely. Although I fell into a deeper depression state, it showed who were really my friends in the end so I pulled through, but just barely.

Also, Congratulations Taeshi! Well done for nine year! XD

Melody December 30, 2011, 6:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #203954

Congratulations, Taeshi! That’s so awesome. Happy anniVERAsary, get it!? OR would it be anniVEROsary? Whatever.

Random Internet Loser December 30, 2011, 6:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #203957


Epicosity December 30, 2011, 6:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #203958

why this emoticon :+D must use sandy picture >.< I hate her now and mike too

animelover December 30, 2011, 6:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #203959

whats wrong with all these idiots? seems girls and guys alike favor lucy for no other discernable reason other than the fact shes a she…. she DESERVED exactly what she got. i was waiting for nearly 900 comic stripes to see her finally get told off. she is a horrible needy bitch like augustus said. theres no ryhme or reason behind her hatefulness, she just uses that to hide her real emotions, she could have done a lot of things to hide her real emotions, insulting, mocking, and bitching at all of her friends wasnt forced upon her, in real life someone like that would have never gained any friends in the first place.

Purity December 30, 2011, 7:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #203960

At this point. I think Lucy will be dead by the end of the entire BCB comic.
@Tashi: Yay for nine years! (hope I read that right.)

Loki the first December 30, 2011, 7:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #203961

MIKE y you no tank lucy

Rozon December 30, 2011, 7:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #203962

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY SOUPPY & TAESHI <3 YOU ARE THE BEST PAIRING IN THE WHOLE COMIC EVAR. Best wishes to you guys and may your love last forever :D

Luio December 30, 2011, 7:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #203963

I… I… Love this page so much (≧◡≦)
Thanks Taeshi (ノ・`ω´・)ノ*:・゚✧

Yuki December 30, 2011, 8:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #203964

Mike had every reason to be angry, but no reason to be cruel.

and also YAY TAESHI AND SOUPPY~!! I hope you two have many many more years together!

Konicaa December 30, 2011, 8:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #203965

Lucy looks good in that shade of blue. Even in the previous panel, I loved the way her emotions matched the color. She’s feeling “blue,” and it’s quite symbolic.

Giygas December 30, 2011, 8:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #203966

Your right Konicaa. Mike has no reason to be cruel. He can be angry for that there is a reason. But not for cruelness. Also YAY TAESHI + SOUPPY = <3!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mint December 30, 2011, 8:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #203969

…Mixed feelings I have.

Many congratulations for you and Souppy, Taeshi.

Welgaea December 30, 2011, 9:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #203970

I’m in a glasscase of emotions..

pearlcrox December 30, 2011, 9:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #203971

Oh Lucy, you sweet girl. You dinnae deserve this.

theghost December 30, 2011, 9:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #203972

Happy nine-year anniversary Taeshi~! <33

I also hope somebody shoves a stick or something in Mike’s butt-oh wait, he already has a stick up there!! Mad Lucy
Christ, Mikie…you are the lowest of the low..I just hope things get better for Lucy. ;_;

Problem? December 30, 2011, 10:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #203973

NINE YEARS?! That’s almost TEN YEARS! Congrats! 8D
Seems like Final Augustus’ words are truly sinking in now. I think Lucy is about to grow up a little bit inside, however tearfully. >:

MykelTDT December 30, 2011, 10:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #203974

wow mike, you sure are a B****, lol, i can’t curse because of my nephew. lol

Virtual December 30, 2011, 10:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #203975

Oh Lucy….. 3

Arkhaela December 30, 2011, 10:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #203976

Ok…Maybe it’s just me…but I find the amount of hate for Mike a bit…


Chocothunda December 30, 2011, 10:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #203977

Before I begin this rant, I want to take my hat off to the author. Taeshi, you have done such an amazing job to pull people into this comic, making me feel such strong emotions for cats that don’t even exist! Keep up the awesome work! :) Okay, enough of that, time to get serious.

I’m sorry, but I don’t get why so many people think Lucy is so horrible.
She’s a tough girl with a temper who cares deeply for her friends and obviously has some personal issues, and, yes, she can act violently, but that was the type of person she developed into. There is nothing stopping her from, as she grows older, learning to control her temper and, with the help of her friends, put aside her violent and childish actions.
So many people are acting like Mike is, or was, some sort of victim. Yet he never told Lucy that he hated when she hit him or how she sometimes treated him. I mean, seriously guys, she got use to the way they interacted because it became the norm. If Mike had issues, he should have just explained them to Lucy. I’m sure that, because she cares so much about her friends, she would understand and at least TRY not to hit Mike as much or be so mean. For example, when my brother and I fought when we were younger, I would sometimes hit him. He didn’t show that it had hurt, so out of anger I would hit him harder in an attempt to cause him harm. Only later would I find out my first hits actually hurt, and we would apologize.
How would Lucy know that Mike felt this way if he never communicated with her?
I use to like Mike, but he has become far worse than anything Lucy could have been. He took a long time friend and broke her, hypothetically rubbing her face in the dirt and spitting on her. He BROKE her, and I think people who do that to their friends are lower than scum. There were a million ways Mike could have handled things, which would lead to me respecting him for his actions and at least understanding things from his point of view. But no, he decided to instead verbally abuse Lucy, crushing someone who was beginning to understand their mistakes of the past and were trying to atone for them and fix themselves up.
And one of the things that hurt most is that both Lucy and Mike have gone through most of their lives together, facing so much, just to have Mike slap Lucy in the face with his words, b*tch at her, and pretty much f*ck her up emotionally. A lifetime of friendship over some stupid chick from when Mike was a child who he still has a crush on and hooked up with after YEARS of no contact and has yet to even SEE (but you know, passion really picks up over a god-d*amn phone).
Honestly, I like Sandy. She seems like a sweet and kind girl who genuinely cares about her long-distance boyfriend. I would have been happy for her and Mike, supporting them as I root for Lucy to move on and find someone wonderful for herself.
But No. I’m sorry, what Mike did was the last straw. You don’t literally make someone sick to their stomach with what you say to them. I can no longer sympathies with Mike, he went way way too far and over the deep end on this one. I don’t think I will ever forgive or like his character again.

Mike is officially a f*cking b*stard.

Bamboo December 30, 2011, 10:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #203978

Anywho, Happy Anniversary! BLARGH I cannot WAIT for the next chapter!!!!! :D

Bamboo December 30, 2011, 11:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #203979

Bamboo, can you give that speech to my old best friend? Because you pretty much summed up both this chapter and our falling out.
Seriously. Anyone who is siding with Mike so whole-heartedly without even considering Lucy’s position has clearly never been in this situation themselves. Believe you me, it’s not fun and you did a brilliant job writing it, Taeshi and Souppy. :)

Amelia December 30, 2011, 11:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #203980

Well thank goodness Mike’s arm actually bends like a normal person’s. lul

Hominem December 30, 2011, 11:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #203981


Thats quite the rant you got there.

I completely 100% agree with you. Every time I see that freaking look on his face like in the last panel I want to slap him.

He looks like he’s sooo above you, doesn’t he? :/

Jackie December 30, 2011, 11:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #203982


See, it’s THAT kind of hate for Mike that I find disconcerting.

In the one major time time Mike actually expresses what he’s been feeling for Lucy for a good chunk of time in this comic, people turn on him.

To elaborate on that further, the ONE time Mike actually has a one-on-one conversation with Lucy to express what’s been bottled up and could not be let out due to his friends constantly shutting him down, people turn on him.

And some peeps are acting like what he’s doing is almost completely out of the blue…when in reality,

It’s no where near…

…out of the blue.

I’ve mentioned this before, but this chapter is the chapter of Mike’s ticking time-bomb finally exploding in one of the most vicious ways possible. How someone couldn’t see this coming is a mystery.

@Amelia: Before I comment on this, lemme mention that I’m staying neutral in all of this, though I can understand both characters in this chapter.

However, I’ll pull from experience this one time because I HAVE been in this situation before…on Mike’s end.

Specifically, I have been in a situation in which something was annoying the ever-loving hell out of me with my friends, in that they would constantly dump on me due to where I’m from. Every time I called them out on it, they would wave it off (“Hah, very funny” or “C’mon, we’re just messin around”, those kind of responses).

It wasn’t until I got a chance to talk with a few of them, that I was FINALLY able to express my anger; there was no-one else to wave it off while I was talking with them. THAT was when it sunk in. Still friends now? Yes, but that was a tense moment there.

The point of that is to illustrate Mike’s situation even further: Mike is in a LDR (long-distance relationship) with Sandy; a LDR that his friends do not acknowledge. His friends are constantly trying to ship him and Lucy together, despite him KNOWING it’s not going to work (see pillow talk and Lucy’s Confession). Any kind of protest from Mike to these shippings is constantly shut down.

How does he act? A little annoyed.

And that annoyance is ALL that he could show.

Which brings me back to my question of the amount of hate that Mike’s getting; it’s especially perplexing for those that liked him in the past.

Chocothunda December 30, 2011, 11:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #203983

Thank you, Bamboo AND Chocothunda; you’re both handling this in a very realistic way. Personally, I appreciate and still sympathize with both characters, as I think Taeshi’s doing her darnedest to make them three-dimensional. And a three-dimensional character does things that are morally ambiguous.

Luke December 31, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #203984

Mike made me want to cry… I know he got tired of Lucy and how she acted… But no one deserves that. I hate mike with all my heart TnT
But on a better topic.. Congrats Taeshi and Souppy

Anthony_frost December 31, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #203985

Naaaaaaaah **** mike DIWIJDOLJASDLJDOWJ **** i HATe that NOTHING HAPPENED!!!! damn following a comic and gtting disappointed ._. D: XD XD :nope: Furious Abbey :nope: Furious Abbey Furious Abbey :( D: D: D: D: D:

treblig December 31, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #203986

Agreed, Luke. This was a painful chapter to read, but it was a chapter that, perhaps, gave a new level of depths to the characters. I’m even more excited for Monday now (and considering it’s a Monday, that’s saying something D:)

Also, before I forget, congrats Taeshi and Souppy! XD

Chocothunda December 31, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #203987

Chocothunda does have a point
It must have been good to release years of stress and in a sense straighten out loose ends but could he have been a little nicer

Gravemindsspawn December 31, 2011, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #203988

Bamboo made me realize… That what Lucy did was nothing compared to what Mike just did. Yeah, she abused him. But Mike was never in any real (real meaning fatal) danger. He could have asked her to stop. But even without that fact… Physical pain is nothing compared to emotional. Physical wounds heal. Mike never got a broken bone. What he did to Lucy was SOUL CRUSHING. Enough to not only crush someone, but to reach out of the realm of the mind and hurt physically. This hurt her because it was a betrayal. Someone she thought was her only and best friend. :L

Way more hurtful than a friend who occasionally makes you bleed. Anyway, if he really didn’t hated her that much, he should have fought back. I’ma get a lot of sexism flak for this but, “men speak best with their fists.”

And wouldn’t this suck if it were THEE END. Like… the comic were over or some **** like that? Man. It would suck so bad.

Amazing Lagann December 31, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #203989

Although very shall I say interesting chapter its filled with drama romance happiness sadness and twist that in all makes you crave to see what happens next because of its hooks I would give it a 9.7 of 10

Gravemindsspawn December 31, 2011, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #203990

In response to the page link to Mike’s reaction to hearing that Lucy loved him:
Mike, she never really asked you to do anything for her. You did it to make up for the time you ignored her for sandy. You can’t say “she needs me” when she never really specifically asked you to be there. Half the time you came to her aid it was on your own decision she never vocally asked for help from you. CHECK YOURSELF BEFORE YOU WRECK YOURSELF!

Menou December 31, 2011, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #203991

augh, Lucy angst..
wait, Augustus?? I hope he saves her from freezing then, no hope for Mike right now. :P

Fangirl December 31, 2011, 1:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #203992

What a dick.

Please let the new chapter involve no puke. It’s like an episode of Tosh.0.

JL December 31, 2011, 1:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #203993

mike, you’ve never been my favorite bcb character and now I know why, you’re a wimp. You push Lucy away because your’e afraid to overcome your own issues, did you ever ask Lucy to stop hurting you? no you never did, and I’m positive you just pushed away the best friend you had.

Let this be a word of advice from someone who has had issues with an important friend before, everything in life is a means of improvement. Maybe if you helped Lucy understand how you’ve felt you’d have both grown as people…

Instead of this cowardly cop-out.

Lostword December 31, 2011, 2:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #203994

Word of advice Mike, if your friend is abusing you, ask them to stop. If they continue to do so, give them one last warning. If they still continue to do so, deck em square in the jaw and show em whos boss :D hahaha lol

random dude December 31, 2011, 2:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #203995


lcexfire12 December 31, 2011, 3:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #203996

Quick have Mike “accidentally” trip into his locker door! God I can’t believe how much of a jerk he’s being…it’s kind of hard to see him be like this..and poor Lucy!! D:

Congrats Taeshi and Souppy!!

Keno December 31, 2011, 3:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #203997

mike is really cold :( poor lucy

Daikathecat December 31, 2011, 3:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #203998

I love seeing all the Mike hating. It’s like no one can see things from his perspective. He has ALWAYS been there for Lucy and finally got fed up with it. He has found something that makes him happy and realized he doesn’t need the drama and hurt that Lucy always brought. His one moment of being a douche to Lucy and he is a bad person, yet Lucy has done this to him countless times. I say bravo, way to get it off your chest, now move on with your life. I want to see Lucy as the free girl for once. I want to see he NOT be clinging to someone and realize she doesn’t have to be that way to be happy. They are better apart then together… for now.

Bayne December 31, 2011, 3:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #203999

Oh the indifference, man, just look at the last panel. His face Speaks two words: Don’t care.

S0me001 December 31, 2011, 4:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #204000

A few pages ago (after we saw Lucy looking at Mike’s phone), someone in the comments thought Lucy had taken the phone and messed with it or something, and was bitching about how Lucy was a bitch and was digging her own grave and deserved what she got.
@ Whoever that person was, I BET YOU FEEL STUPID, HUH?

Anyway, this was a powerful page and overall chapter, and I loved it.

On a happier note, Congrats to you both, Taeshi and SuitCase, on your 9 years together. I wish you many more happy years to come.

Ryn December 31, 2011, 4:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #204001

If any of those drama didn’t actually happened, Mike & Lucy should already finished those essay.

kernymi December 31, 2011, 4:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #204002


Totally understand what you’re saying, but as girl, Mike is being a bigger douche than what Lucy deserves, on the account that he’s acting like this AFTER she gives him plenty of space and he not only rubs her lack of social skills in her face, he also implies that she is a monster because of them. In my opinion, he doesn’t have the right to say that directly after she makes an attempt at being supportive of his relationship with Sandy. He could have handled it a lot better, or said all that crap when she was actually doing something wrong

Lynnthoria December 31, 2011, 4:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #204003

I wonder how MikeXLucy is going to be revived. So far I am LucyXAgustus.Cause im sure he wouldnt pull that ******** on her. :c I would be PauloXLucy but he has to make up his mind first of who he chooses first before I lean that way. Lucy needs someone better than Mike. I don’t care if he was influenced into doing that. He should have known his words would do so much harm to her plus that and he knew how she felt towards him.

Amber December 31, 2011, 4:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #204005

I thiNK in a way it turned out for the best… Mike was going to snap eventualy and, well how long was the build up to thE outrage?

HeyJoe?! December 31, 2011, 5:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #204006

Good job Suitcase ;)

Edit: Am I the only one that doesn’t understand this page?

RandomPanda2 December 31, 2011, 7:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #204007

I WAS gonna get a Russian Blue, but Mike just went and ruined it.

RandomPanda2 December 31, 2011, 7:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #204008

“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”
~Mark Twain
“Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.”
~Mark Twain
Thought of this comic when I read that. The first, thought of Lucy, the second, thought of Mike.

Biblioholic December 31, 2011, 8:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #204009

On the about page, it says that Mike and Lucy end up together. I find this extremely unlikely…. :question:

MollyThePhycoRabbit December 31, 2011, 8:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #204010

Since nobody’s going to understand the above (and I’m not sure I will when I’ve had some SLEEP), the first quote is referring to how accidental forgiveness can be sometimes: my quoting this for Lucy is supposed to show that I still hope that one day Mike will be in a state to forgive on accident.

The second quote is more a warning to Mike: I was saying by quoting it that an opinion that never changes won’t help him find true love, that he needs to admit to himself that Lucy isn’t still the exact same person she was before he started distancing himself from her. She’s similar, yes, but she’s not unaware of it anymore.

In short…. this is me shedding a 5am still-havent-gone-to-bed-since-thursday man-tear, admitting I still hope for them, at the end of about fourty or fifty more chapter’s worth of drama to come.

Mike… x… Lucy….

Biblioholic December 31, 2011, 8:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #204011

I love this page. Beautifully done.

@RandomPanda2: OMG U MUST B RACIST!

LOL not really, but that’s a pretty odd reason for not getting a particular breed of cat.

AOJ - DeciA December 31, 2011, 8:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #204012

I greatly enjoyed this chapter, that includes all of the angst, drama and painful moments it had, also the happy ones! I can’t really side with either character, because I like to what until the end of something and then decide how I personally feel about the characters actions and statements, so I guess I’m cheering for both on the fact that this is probably the best, and most likely, ending to the chapter that could have been had.

Also! @MollyThePhycoRabbit
If you sit and watch the about page, the answer to them ending up together with keep shifting from yes to no. ;)

AnonymousTimer December 31, 2011, 8:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #204013

Poor Lucy. I know how it is. She’ll be alright… but it’ll be tough for the first little while. If Mike had any mercy he’d just keep out of her life from now on, but I know that won’t happen. Something is going to go down with Sandy and he’s going to run to her, and Lucy is going to be the good person and help him out, even though she shouldn’t. He doesn’t deserve her, or anyone else at this point. I don’t care what his reasoning is, he’s not helping a damn person by acting this way - not Lucy, not Sandy, not himself. If he’s trying to prevent him and Sandy’s relationship from hurting Lucy there are better ways to go about it.

Lumi December 31, 2011, 9:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #204014

Congratz for you and Souppy o/

Shangy December 31, 2011, 9:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #204015

@Bamboo and @ Cocothunda

I see the points of both your opinions. Mike is doing what he feels entitled to after years of putting up with a difficult friend. Lucy is trying her best to change after realizing what she did wrong, but it was too late to avoid making Mike feel unappreciated.

The truth is, they’re both emotional teenagers that don’t know how to solve their problems rationally.

Mattaki December 31, 2011, 9:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #204017

TAESHI YOU BITCH !!!!!!!!!!!! ^^

unknow December 31, 2011, 11:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #204018


Cool unfinished name, bro. And please, do not use the lord’s (The lord of this site, at least.) name in vain.

Lotvk December 31, 2011, 11:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #204020

I think that when Sandy actually comes down. Their going to get into a really bad fight and she’s going to leave him. (God I hope this happens. I just want to huh Lucy and punch Sandy.)

Ressing December 31, 2011, 11:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #204021

Why the hate on Mike and Sandy? Mike did want he felt he needed to do (and a lot of us have likely wanted to yell at someone like that at some point). Lucy’s received the repercussions to her actions and while not comfortable with them and a bit too late, appears willing to change. She might start hanging out with stalker-kitty more, He may have a point.

D December 31, 2011, 12:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #204022

Oh~! Congrats congrats congrats~!

Also, I must say here I have a pretty hard time feeling sorry for Lucy. Its not because of writing, and I generally like Lucy and know this is a moment that I should feel bad for her, but after reading all the Lucy super fans hating on Sandy for what she thought was right, I’m kinda feeling apathetic here.

That One Guy December 31, 2011, 1:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #204023

Oh godd. what;s gonna happen when Sandy comes? I love Lucy to death, but Sandy’s gonna get so much hate and something’s gonna happen…. Or Lucy will just stay away and ignore them while something unrelated happens… I just wanna see what happens next.. :p I never did like Mike, but I understand why he would say all that to Lucy, but even Lucy was never THAT mean. Physical wounds will heal and go away, you’ll move on. Mental wounds can eat you down and tear you up though. Whatever, Mike had his reasons, but he could’ve just gently put her down instead of being so…. I don’t even know. Yeah, something is gonna happen when Sandy comes.

kalipinky42 December 31, 2011, 1:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #204024

Good end to a good chapter.

Oh yeah, congrats on you and suitcase too :)

Your Mom December 31, 2011, 1:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #204026

poor lucy :(
i wish mike will dump sandy soon….

DecimoDark December 31, 2011, 1:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #204027

We can dream, but that will never happen. Much to everyone;’s dispair, Mike loves Sandy. He won’t dump her. In the best case, Sandy will come and realize he’s not the kinda guy for her and dump him, sending him into depression for about two to three arks.
Probably won’t happen, but we can all dream

G!@nN@ December 31, 2011, 2:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #204028

I do like your thinking though G!@nN@. However things might go into an entirely different direction than any of us can think. Also Congradulations Taeshi and Souppy, May you forever be bound. ;) :)

Grubey December 31, 2011, 2:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #204030

I remember way back in the day I use to like Lucy as a character like when the comic didn’t have panels and were just boxes next to each other for the whole entire page. But now, I don’t really like her nor do I feel sorry for her at all. Because reading this chapter and other previous chapters i’ve been unable to feel bad for Lucy whatsoever. I dunno. It’s unfair to Paulo that she uses him as rebound and the “if this guy ain’t gonna take me i’ll go with you guy” like the second choice. And it’s unfair to all the girls that Paulo associates with to be all like “Well if I can’t have this girl then i’ll go with you” and then immediately dump them if Lucy went to him…as a second choice. This reason is why I don’t like Paulo either. Which utimately led me to go I like PauloxLucy because their both obsessive cats and not like it because, it just feels wrong. And another note when the heck did Paulo develop this whole obsession with Lucy anyway? Okay he flirted with her back in the day, he flirted with everyone. I remember that first there was this whole PauloxDaisy thing and then Tess came so it as like PauloxDasiy vs. PauloxTess then Daisy started to date Abbey so then there was only PauloxTess but Tess was all like “I’m too old and i’m graduating” So then he slept around got into some drama and hurted Tess’ feelings. Then PauloxJasmine. Then somewhere between everything Paulo has had this strange obsession with Lucy. Whut.

Grapes December 31, 2011, 2:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #204034

What that guy fails to mention is that it still hurts. ._.
Hope it gets better for Lucy and him, for no one wants to be alone.
Also, that look on Mike’s face annoys me, it looks to either be saying ‘huh looks like she did drop it off’ or ‘whatever, let’s get this day over with’. Really hoping for something bad to happen to Mike or for others to learn what he did. Too bad Lucy still cares for him too much to hurt him like he did her.

jmb December 31, 2011, 3:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #204036

wait…was augustus talking?

ero387 December 31, 2011, 3:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #204038


Ø December 31, 2011, 4:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #204040

Your all saying that Mike will never be with Lucy, but if you look at the bottom of the ‘About’ page, it says that they DO end up together. :/

MollyThePhycoRabbit December 31, 2011, 4:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #204042


If you wait longer you’ll see the answer alternates between “yes” and “no”. This is Taeshis way of saying “I’m not telling.” lol

D(r)aGon88 December 31, 2011, 4:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #204043

That is all

elinn December 31, 2011, 4:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #204044

Also, I think this is one of my favourite pages.

elinn December 31, 2011, 4:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #204045

Just remember lucy: He cant leave you if he cant find his legs. 8-D

Nicholas December 31, 2011, 5:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #204050

Poor Lucy oh well you could always go to Paulo XD

lcexfire12 December 31, 2011, 6:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #204052

Why does mike have to be a jerk for? ;_;

lcexfire12 December 31, 2011, 6:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #204055

:( i feel sad for her…MIKE, YOU A$$HOLE!!!!!!

mad hatter December 31, 2011, 6:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #204062

:( poor Lucy

Shannon December 31, 2011, 8:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #204064

:D :unsure: Mad Lucy

thats how it used to be :T
now its more like…. (sandy is the first one, mike is the second one, and lucy is the third)
:D Mad Lucy ._.

this was a great page, btw. it had a lot of emotion in it ;u;
mike: stop being such an arse
lucy: don’t start spiraling into a dark pit of depression

valentine December 31, 2011, 8:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #204072

Stop hating on Mike, he’s finally grown a pair of balls and developed as a character.
If you don’t like the drama, go read a kids book or something :/

CharmingRice December 31, 2011, 9:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #204074

Mike is a bitch and Lucy maybe soon will notice it

Ihasa December 31, 2011, 9:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #204079

Amen to your long comment, Bamboo. I agree with it all.

As for that last panel on this page, every time I glance at it I just get angrier and angrier. After everything that little ******* said, he still has to look at Lucy’s project like that? “Oh, there’s that stupid b****’s essay that we were supposed to work on together. Oh well, might as well turn it in. Then I can get started on leaving the table and making sure everyone leaves her the way I did.”

Skygaze December 31, 2011, 10:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #204080

@Bamboo: Amen to that.
Yet, Mike still feels unaffected by the events of the night before.
Okay, people have been expressing this a lot one way or another, but he’s a stone-cold hard-*** son of a bitch. Furious Abbey
See how things will turn out… Hope Lucy’ll be okay, though.

Harris012 December 31, 2011, 10:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #204082

Poor Lucy.
Happy New Year

Freidrich von Wolfegang January 1, 2012, 1:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #204083

This is why Mike is awesome, and why I hate Lucy.

She’s annoying. Maybe she’ll finally leave him alone.

Hiroshu the Brony January 1, 2012, 1:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #204084

@Hiro: Clearly, you haven’t heard of Co-dependency disorder. She needs Mikie’s emotion support, otherwise, she falls to peices and begins to lose her will to live.

ScrabMaster January 1, 2012, 1:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #204085

Poor Lucy
oh and HAPPY NEW YEAR oh wait California new year start a little later

Shannon January 1, 2012, 2:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #204086

…Ugh, I can’t stand seeing her tears. I’ve seriously gotten emotionally attached to Lucy, I just love her. Honestly all I want right now is Paulo to come in and kick Mike’s *** and sweep Lucy off her feet.
Cause once he finds out about this, he will.

MissCaitlyn January 1, 2012, 2:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #204089


I am not an idiot. I have an opinion surrounding the characters that is just as valid as anyone else’s.

Mike had a right to be mad and to want to cut ties with Lucy, but he was too harsh. Lucy had complex emotions towards Mike for awhile, and tried to express her feelings but was unfortunately too late to expect Mike to reciprocate that love.

I think that Mike and Lucy could have remained great friends if Mike explained and broadened Sandy’s sheltered view of “what friends should be,” or just warned Lucy that Sandy was sensitive about that type of relationship. Ideally, Mike could mediate any problems between Lucy and Sandy and keep things intact. Initially, Mike was emotionally fine with Lucy and could brush off her mild physical abuse with a laugh, but Sandy’s misunderstanding love and protectiveness drove him to hate Lucy, and eventually release all his pent up frustration on her.

For years Lucy did not seriously consider Mike’s feelings when she acted. But the truth of the matter is that for years Lucy couldn’t come to terms with her own feelings, let alone consider Mike’s. A little maturity and understanding from either Sandy (who is living in the adult world already) or Mike (who until recently has seemed like a very patient and caring individual) could have quelled things without Sandy panicking and without sending Lucy into a spiral of depression and self-loathing.

The reason I admire Lucy in this situation is that she did everything she could to make Mike happy and ease tension between them. Not to mention she has stopped all physical and verbal abuse towards Mike (Isn’t that the whole reason Sandy hated her in the first place?). And, after Mike basically convinced her she was better off dead, she had a chance to do something nasty like pretending to be Mike and texting awful things to Sandy to ruin their relationship. Instead Lucy walked away, keeping all her sadness quietly to herself.

For this same reason I am disappointed in Mike. He could have fixed Sandy’s misunderstandings and stayed friends with Lucy. But even if he wanted to cut ties with Lucy for his own sake, he should not have depreciated her self-worth so much. Making a person feel despised, alone and worthless is the kind of thing one would do to make that person want to kill him/herself. It’s not enough just to say Mike was careless with his choice of words, because if anyone actually said those words with that intention in mind, it would be malicious and evil.

If he wanted to help Lucy move on with some sense of self esteem, Mike should have said something along the lines of “I appreciate what you’re trying to do, and I understand that you love me, but to be honest my relationship with you is putting a strain on my relationship with Sandy. The truth is I really love Sandy, and I think it would only cause problems in the future to try and maintain a friendship with you when you feel so strongly towards me. I really don’t think you should pursue a guy who has fallen in love with someone else. You don’t need to cling to me as if I’m the only one that cares. You’re a wonderful person Lucy and it shows because you have so many friends and family that love you. I’m sorry but I think after this project it would be best for you and me to part ways… etc etc.” Something like that would make me retain some respect for Mike.

If, SushiJaguar, you disagree with me, calling me an “idiot” is not the way to go. I think you’re better than that and you shouldn’t lower yourself to that level when you can positively encourage people to share their thoughts.


David January 1, 2012, 3:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #204092

Mike wants to be really happy Can u blame him for trying to be happy?

Awesome 40 January 1, 2012, 3:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #204094


JustSomeCritic January 1, 2012, 3:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #204095

@Awesome 40

Not when he attacks another person and beats them to death emotionally Mad Lucy Then continues beating on the dead body :nope:

Amber January 1, 2012, 4:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #204096

In all honesty I am proud of Lucy, but disappointed in Mike. Yes as some say, he does deserve happiness, but does that give him the right to crush someone else’s self worth…no it does not. Some will say Lucy deserved it because of how she treated Mike, but when has she ever destroyed his self worth or talked to him like no one in the world cared? Never…and before you say she never treated him like a friend…you probably shouldn’t because that would be a lie. Lucy got beat up by a bunch of older dudes, because Mike was stupid, got drunk, and could barely protect himself.

I think in the end Lucy matured a bit, because we all know if we were in that situation we probably would of handled it in a highly childish way.

Also all those who want Paulo to come save Lucy, you shouldn’t want that. If Paulo came to Lucy’s rescue she’d probably begin relying on him completely once again. No one wants that! Paulo has a girlfriend who he cares about now, and besides he has already had a chance to have Lucy among other girls.

Though I think the one most appropriate to help her get through this would be Augustus. He’s been in a situation like this before and he’s highly capable of giving someone advice on it. He said he doesn’t like the current Lucy, but I bet if Lucy became stronger from what she is now. There might be a Augustus x Lucy relationship coming on.

Riiah January 1, 2012, 4:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #204097

It seems inevitable, Mike will get his *** kicked, and that SHOULD happen for his own good! I hope it happens soon… Stupid damn pendejo!

Sarge January 1, 2012, 5:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #204098

Mike… cabron pendejo y muerte!!!!

Sarge January 1, 2012, 5:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #204099

TAE, PLEASE, PLEEEAAASSSEEE bring that mugger back. It will make us all happier.>:D

N-star January 1, 2012, 5:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #204100

Wow, never thought I’d be the one saying this but.

I’ve been on both sides of the Mike-Lucy fence here.

Neither side feels good.

Both sides are jerks, one in an overt easily identifiable way, and the other in a subtler annoying way.

As for where I stand on the whole thing.


bunnyboy January 1, 2012, 7:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #204101

I haven’t read all the chapters yet, but I do feel that Lucy deserves someone better than Mike… Well, at least a perfect guy would show up to comfort Lucy…

WatermelonCraze January 1, 2012, 7:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #204103

Mike sure is a ******.

Susan January 1, 2012, 7:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #204104

duuude poor lucy so upset she threw up reminds me of high school any way you should have :D break up with :unsure: and have mike go on this crazy run away having his ex girlfriend being part of the conspericy thats going on with ;)

Lycote January 1, 2012, 9:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #204112

poor lucy :( it makes me sad to see her like this.

mike might not mean that he really hates her, hes prob just overwhelm about the drama his relationship with sandy is causing. no one thought he should be with sandy because shes so far away and lucy loves him.

if lucy really cared about mike she would of treated him much better, im not saying she deserved this, no one does i might add; but it was a way for mike to show her he moved on and so should she.

she had a chance, didn’t take it and now hes happy with sandy. now its lucy’s turn to find happiness.

Madi-san January 1, 2012, 1:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #204114

@Taeshi i am soooo happy for you!!! :D

i shall make a new character before * insert time * AND IT SHALL BE DONE!!!
~ her names peri ( perry )

GoldenCappuccinoFlame January 1, 2012, 1:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #204116

Tae i hope you and suitcase had a happy new year and am guessing you had a good view of the fireworks. I cant wait for the new years new chapters you have progressed alot in the year i have been here and i hope you dont stop any time soon!

DinR January 1, 2012, 1:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #204118

When my neighbors set off some fireworks I thought it was the Apocalypse. :/ Happy New Year!

Mike you’re a dick.

Jackie January 1, 2012, 2:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #204119

I see why Sandy Is into him, so nice.

A_Rampaging_Hobo January 1, 2012, 2:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #204122

ugh this might take some days Mad Lucy

ill just give you details and see what i can do…

Name: Peri ( Perry )
Age: 15
Yashys: Yashika (remember him? NO ANGEL WINGS OR HALO!)
Colors: fur : periwinkle, eyes: turquoise Yashika: I HAVE NO IDEA!!!
Clothes: none shes a furry!!
Accessories: none shes not obsessed!!
Hair: flat ironed and periwinkle. bangs: kinda like paulos in this comic: but without the black blochies he has on his hair there ( AND EVERYWHERE!! )

~and thats all i can selll i hope it helped ill try to show you it from my lined paper!! until then GCF is out!!!!!

GoldenCappuccinoFlame January 1, 2012, 2:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #204127

why is there no update?

wtf January 1, 2012, 3:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #204128

It’s Sunday.

Shada January 1, 2012, 3:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #204134

All I wonder is how will this roller coaster turn in the next 5-10 chapters. Only time will tell I guess…
Good story telling and congratulations on such a wonderful relationship Taeshi :)

Sandvich January 1, 2012, 6:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #204138

i hope you reread those quotes after some sleep, when mark twain said that he was referring to loyalty to the status of slavery in that time. during those times slavery was viewed as a necessity to the way of life. when mark twain said this he meant that easy answers breed lazy minds. Society likes having its truth carved in stone, but when no one ever questions that, it is nothing more than an opinion. Twain questioned such loyalty, especially in regard to racial issues in American culture.

thus it fails as a warning to mike because that statement is better used to refer to the years he’s been under the stigma of the groups shipping of mike and lucy. he is shattering the opinion that him and lucy would make a good couple and living his life contrary to what everyone thinks would make him happy. he’s making his own happiness.

strider January 1, 2012, 6:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #204141

About this page: Poor thing. Even though she is suffering, she made the wise choice to stay away from him, but will it stick? What will she do? And Mike, well, he finally released his negative emotions and will get to see his sweetheart in person since god knows how long. Perhaps we can finally see more of her character.

About the chapter as a whole: Painful, but so good. This chapter has become one of my favorites. Reading it caused a lot of reactions from me in just a couple of pages; I simply loved it.

Congratulations Taeshi and SuitCase for your 9th anniversary. And let there be many happy years for you both.

Redd January 1, 2012, 9:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #204144

I’m confused as to who’s talking in this comic right now…could someone shine some light on it for me? :S

RiverSong January 1, 2012, 10:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #204145

Wait, how can Augustus see Daisy’s open mouth if he sees her as a shadow? You see her partly head on, so…how does that work?

Ora January 1, 2012, 10:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #204146

Q~Q So good..

leslie January 1, 2012, 10:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #204147


No one’s talking, it’s just Lucy remembering what Augustus had said to her in the library. Basically a flashback.

Riiah January 1, 2012, 10:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #204149

If I ever make a web comic and I have people spewing this psychological super smart college grade stuff at me, I’m just going to ignore it so I don’t look like an idiot. I’m way to lazy to incorporate that kind of thought into a web comic, and its much easier to just let people over think it themselves… I mean jeez… Its like you people do this for a living.

Jackie January 1, 2012, 10:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #204150

best guess would be that is not her shadow but just a simple image of her.

Viken January 1, 2012, 10:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #204151

Yeesh, i feel so bad for her…
Not liking the look of the next chapter

Order_66 January 1, 2012, 10:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #204152

Wow, so much drama. This is depressing. She should have something great happen to her

Pyro Assass1n January 1, 2012, 10:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #204154

@Pyro Assas1n
Next page, mike dies? :D

Medirby January 1, 2012, 10:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #204156

Lucy… ._.
This was a lovely chapter. The artwork (especially all this snow) was beautiful. Also, the chapter really struck all the readers extremely hard. I know that’s how I feel.
Looking forward to the next update!

Wonder how she did on the essay…?

SSammy20 January 1, 2012, 11:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #204158

@Riia: Ohhh I see…..that makes sense….thanks! :D

RiverSong January 1, 2012, 11:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #204159

@Viken and everyone who was wondering:

those are Agustus’(FF Cat’s) words that lucy is just recalling, and on the 4th panel is Abey and Daisy where in the next panel is Augy watching them.

On another note, this comic keeps getting better and better, really dramatic and addicting! Keep up the good work Taeshi! ^_~

Nekomimi January 1, 2012, 11:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #204160

New page, sil vous plait? :)

Monanniverse January 1, 2012, 11:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #204161

Just for added craziness, throw in a new love intrest for lucy, or use an old character. THAT should make things interesting…

Some dude January 1, 2012, 11:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #204162

…oh not yet…

The Awesome One January 1, 2012, 11:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #204231

it really hurts me to see lucy so upset, if i could get into that world, i would first murder mike, for being a **** (excuse my french) then i would kill sandy for talking him into hating lucy, then i would comfort lucy, and promise her everything will be ok from now on. the beat the hell out of the siamese guy (sorry, cant recall his name) for only caring about, omg, i have read the full thing twice and cant remember half the names!!!! daisy. yay, it came to me 8-D
poor lucy ;_;

woody January 2, 2012, 7:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #204384

Yeah, Lucy’s situation really, REALLY sucks.. but she does it to herself. You can’t really blame Mike. In that situation, with someone you really love on one hand, and someone clingy, annoying and abusive on the other.. I totally understand where he gets his hatred from. It just sucks that he had to force her to realize it that way. There’s no easy way to tell someone what you really feel and have felt for that long. Also, this comic is amazing, wonderful work!

Fei January 3, 2012, 2:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #204588

No, that would end the show. That would be resolution, not interest. Unless the new guy sucked but that would still be a totaly different story.

bla January 4, 2012, 6:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #204636

I just ant to say that… Mike was absolutely mean in this chapter!! I… think I really do hate him now… yep I hate him!!! Mad Lucy for all that he said! He might as well just kill her already! really!!

Vanilla January 5, 2012, 12:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #204666

I hate you mike! I hate you with your retarded girlfriend Sandy!, they are really bad persons! Furious Abbey

Mikanime January 6, 2012, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #205090

So, do you people really hate someone just for staying faithful to his beloved one?… ok, i hope all of you think the same way if by any chance happen to be on the other side: being in a relationship with someone you truly love, and that someone allows another one in his/her life just because you were on another place at the moment, specially if you didn’t even have the option to chose where to be.

All humans are hedonist, smart ones are those who learned that sometimes you have to let go or even reject something or someone in order to achieve bigger happiness and satisfaction.

Awe January 7, 2012, 1:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #205545

@ awe

I think you need to reconsider the situation.

Lucy wasn’t trying to be a second girlfriend in this. That wasn’t a case of trying to steal Mike from Sandy. This isn’t a problem of ‘being faithful’ or not.

Like Fei missed as well. Lucy did bring it on herself due to some antisocial tendencies, but they are far and away not the only nor really what I can perceive as the major contributing factor to the problem.

Priscilla January 12, 2012, 9:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #205793

DON’T put to much stock into his facial expression, It is quite ambiguous, It could mean he is either a little sad, or mildly surprised.

Alexander January 16, 2012, 2:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #205911

Has anyone noticed when mike loved lucy, his scarf was blue because of lucy’s eyes. when i was talking to sandy, he had no scarf because he doesnt know who to love. and now he has the yellow and orange because he likes sandy.

aydin sarami January 17, 2012, 1:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #206269

If you notice Mike saddens when Lucy is not looking. I wonder why. >:D

READ THIS COMMENT January 22, 2012, 9:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #206536

SO. MUCH. ANGST. I could cut the amount of angst in this page with a knife.

Also, Mike’s being a huge douche right now. HUGE douche. ENORMOUS.

Limey Brit January 24, 2012, 11:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #206900

I feel sorry for Lucy…

SGRTC January 28, 2012, 8:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #206923

I have to say, even though I saw this coming from a mile away I HATE how much of an *** Mike is being. I really hope one of three things happen:

1) When Sandy visits, Mike starts to realize that it’s the IDEA of Sandy that he loves, and not the girl herself. As such, he descends into a spiral of depression (much like what I foresee Lucy doing). After a while, something happens between Lucy and Mike, and they both realize that they truly are meant for one another.

2) Mike continues to be a complete ***, and when he announces that he’s leaving the table no one actually goes with him. As a result, he starts to rethink all the time he’s spent with Lucy, all their good memories, and then starts to think about how little time he’s spent with Sandy, and how quickly she tried to turn him against Lucy. As a result, he descends into a spiral of depression (much like what I foresee Lucy doing). After a while, something happens between Lucy and Mike, and they both realize that they truly are meant for one another.

3) Everything from scenario 2, but when Mike tries to patch things up with Lucy, she rejects him and tells him that she’s moved on and gotten over him.

Zach January 28, 2012, 5:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #206957

It’s kinda sad that Mike finally gets rid of Lucy after she starts treating treating him more like a…
Human being ;D

Chance for more “everyone deserves a second chance” dialogue?

Enigggma January 29, 2012, 2:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #206971

Geez I don’t get why people say she deserved that, because she did’nt, Mike had no right to say anything like that. At first I tought he was in denial because of the conflicting feelings he has for Lucy and Sandy, but NOOO, he is just being a huge dick for no absolute reason, He was never like that, when he says stuff like this or when he spoke with Zachary I don’t see Mike at all, the real Mike is not like that, he cares, and when you fail your character you fail was a writer. I dunno maybe you have something stored for the future or you just pulled a drama scene for people to cry, it frankly ****** me off(but you wouldn’t care haha) I tought bittersweet candy bowl was the story of how Mike and Lucy got together, but I don’t see that happening… Man I was beggining to really like this webcomic, it was pretty good, hell maybe im over-reacting, I tend to attach myself to the characters too much. I will continue reading, but my toughts on it will never be the same.

Faith January 29, 2012, 7:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #207219

You know, I was looking a little harder than I should be at the page, and I don’t think Augustus is anywhere remotely near her. I think it just conveys that he sees Daisy happy despite his sadness. And that the concept really makes a connection with Lucy right there.

Pj the Stout January 31, 2012, 8:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #207302

Jesus Christ just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse for Lucy… Hope you’re happy Mike.

Anonymous February 1, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #207457

You guys know this is all just hormones, right?
The Lucy from the chapters when she was still in middle school was pretty understanding of Mike and his relationship with Sandy… also, Mike wasn’t a douche and was totally okay with being by her side; so, okay - people change, but this isn’t the end of the world if these two can’t get together. They’re gonna hate eachother today, but they’ll probably settle it a couple years later when they’re either both married, solo, or whatever.

I think Mike’s just letting his love for Sandy blind his judgement, and Lucy’s being melodramatic just because some stupid boy hates her. It’s not the worst thing in the world to have the guy of your dreams reject you — especially in the worst possible way possible. Could be worse, ya know. He could be dead, he could be as abusive as Abbey’s pappy, or he could’ve slaughtered Lucy’s friends and forced her to eat them — yeah, went too far there, my bad.

Teens do stupid things. It’s natural, and this comic expresses it really well. Plus, there’s no real bad guy in this; just a big misunderstanding. These two need to walk a mile in eachother’s shoes before they can judge one another, and like the rest of you fans - shouldn’t really try to take things too seriously. It’s a drama - so obviously, things are going to get ugly.

Least it isn’t ‘Degrassi’ or that ‘Heavy Rain’ game. Can’t bare to watch or play those things. This comic at least knows how to drag me in, I’ll give it credit for that.

Irenezelle February 1, 2012, 10:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #207863

@Zach I think #3 is the best. Mike doesn’t deserve her. He’s a dick.

TheX400096 February 4, 2012, 12:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #208126

God, this chapter is very sad, know that Lucy and Mike will not be together makes me cry. ;_;
The incredible thing is that BCB became from a comedy to a complete drama, even a clown can’t put humor in these so dark times ._.
Vero, do me a favor and send me a handkerchief from Australia to Argentina, if you live in Australia, I’m not sure about that :unsure:

Sorry for my bad english #^_^#

Mikanime February 6, 2012, 9:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #210784

Teenage hormones, angst, and insensitivity aside, there’s a difference from rejecting someone, and systematically crushing any conceptions of friendship and self-esteem they have. Mike might be right, but emotionally eviscerating an already emotionally fragile girl is just too much; it’ll take some major character/plot development for me to like Mike much at all again.
Personal opinion, make of it what you will.

Cameron March 1, 2012, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #211536

I’m officially gonna murder mike

He doesn’t seem to get the fact that Lucy first came to him because she was outcast from boys and girls and he accepted that then miss sandy came about and warped his thinking
Although Lucy may be trying to drive him off subconsciously because she wants to be a loner

Razyn March 9, 2012, 10:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #212218

I’m with razyn on this one but not the last part.
:question: when you think about it Sandy really doesn’t care about Mike’s friends and she never says his name right. :/

My point is that I think Sandy is just controlling Mike so she can feel in control of someone’s life when her parents control hers. And I bet I know what will happen soon.

When Sandy shows up everything will be awkward and the crew will leave mike instead of Lucy. Then later on Roger will show up and get Sandy to dump Mike for him and some how Lucy will find out. Destroyed and feeling that he just lost everything dear to him; Mike will go to the river and jump in, with Lucy diving in after her and dragging his sorry rear to the river bank. They have a heated fight with Lucy slapping Mike and telling him why she was following him around all these years. That he was the first person to understand her and that she just wanted nothing bad to happen to the best thing in her life, that smile on Mike’s face. Making him realize while Sandy was only with him to control him as a thing, Lucy just wants him to be happy and then they officially come together. Awww :love:

But there is one thing I can’t figure out. Roger or who ever trying wreak their lives.

yuyupiece March 20, 2012, 1:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #213131

This chapter makes me want to cry. That is a feeling i haven’t felt in a while. For me I can’t find a way for the real world to have as much an impact as the fictional world. But it seems the pain others feel I can feel whether it be a real person or a character of fiction I can feel it. The pain I feel reading this makes me want to stop but must go on even if all I will feel is more pain.

i don't know March 31, 2012, 5:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #213136

When I finished reading this chapter all I felt was a need to get in the comic and kick mikes *** within an inch of his life but then I thought that would probably only make Lucy feel worse and I am not one for making others even more miserable.

i don't know March 31, 2012, 8:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #213138

the bit of anger i felt towards mike reading these recent chapters is a surprise to me, after all i try to understand the reasons of why they are being a, if you pardon the language, *******. oh and i find most of the people here to be very immature. surprise to me because 90% the people on here may be older than me, granted it’s probably because I’m a very serious person at times.

i don't know March 31, 2012, 8:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #213176


nomoe28 April 1, 2012, 1:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #213221

I don’t like how this comic leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. while I can understand mike’s anger I cannot understand why he decided to relieve his anger in that way. he just did something worse than anything Lucy ever did. Lucy realized her mistakes and is trying to build herself up to be a better person but what mike did has probably destroyed all her progress to that goal. the reason Lucy was like that earlier was because she grew up with no friends so she couldn’t build up the confidence or social skills to react appropriately to others. what she needed was someone to trust and depend on. then she had mike someone to trust someone to depend on and something unexpected someone to love so she became more open to others but mike left her for sandy so she went back to her original state and when mike came back to her she clinged to him because she didn’t want to lose mike again and because she did that she ended up having friends like daisy, Paulo, sue, etc. she gained confidence in herself but when mike reconnected with sandy she realized she she may lose him again but didn’t want to think about it. on the summer vacation where they met Zachary she finally acknowledged she may lose him and should try to prepare for that. but when mike started to distance himself from Lucy she slowly started to lose her confidence. i also remember a question abbey had for mike when he ended up ignoring daisy ” how can you justify ignoring someone just because you don’t love them?” but now everything mike has given Lucy he is going to take away, everything she ever wanted just because he hates her. unless that person is a complete monster no one deserves that no matter how much you hate them. there are two things i noticed in mike’s words one is that how would he know if Lucy’s friends are only there because he is her friend and that mike hates Lucy because she relies on him but sandy relies on him just as much but mike is around Lucy when he “babysits” her as he says. i wish i or at the very least someone could tell mike this so he will at the very least apologize and reconcile with Lucy but not hurt him doing so after all i only wish Lucy to be happy. any way that is my long winded interpretation, opinion, and desired outcome of the situation you don’t have to think anything of it.

i don't know April 1, 2012, 7:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #214871


EJMZ420 April 21, 2012, 5:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #215334

I completely agree that Mike went totally overboard and that Lucy does not deserve all the hurt she’s feeling from this. It seems to be, though, that for all that time Lucy was being mean to Mike, everyone’s assuming Mike was relatively well adjusted and that Lucy’s backstory excuses her for her actions; but because he apparently is just fine, he isn’t allowed to hurt anyone else and needs to give people like Lucy ‘special treatment’ which doesn’t seem to be a healthy option for him or her at all in the long run.

It’s quite likely that Mike was trying to be a normal happy and friendly teenager and avoid conflicts for the longest time, in the same way that Lucy right now is trying to improve herself as a person - Lucy and Paulo et al, however, likely made that rather difficult at times with their teasing and hitting and general lack of regard for his feelings (so there’s a bit of a parallel here). He probably never wanted to be such an angry and irritable person, and would much rather be how be is around Sandy with everyone; they’ve just scared him off being nice, I think, the same way he’s scaring Lucy away right now.

I wish he could be nice to Lucy again and that they’d just accept that friends do hurt each other at times - there just shouldn’t be some sort of double standard where it’s alright for one person to do something and not for another …

Crayon April 28, 2012, 9:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #219143

the way i see it
lucy fked up
mike fked up
sandy fked up
everyone fked up in there own way EVERYONE DAMMIT >:L
suppose i should explain :/
lucy -no matter wat- treated him a way tht discomfort to mike
mike wouldn’t stand up to sandy he so passive he will become aggressive to avoid confrontation to him gf
sandy ignorantly says tht mike and lucy shouldnt be friends having no right to do so

tht is true… a degree
everyone just picks one not all
soooo yea

the way i see it June 15, 2012, 4:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #220505

I’ve only recently discovered this wonderful comic, but i really love it. I have grown so attached to its characters in this short time that i’m now really feeling sorry for Lucy.
Even though i am somehow convinced that Mike must have done all this to forcibly sever his bond with Lucy - the way Lucy mistreated him has always been their awkward way of flirting, so they really can’t stay friends without somehow being cheating on Sandy - he’s gone too far.

Cavara June 29, 2012, 2:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #223133

The way I see it mike is really trying hard to just be happy with the girl he loves and sandy has never dealt with anyone like Lucy by the way she reacted to how Lucy treated Mike. Sandy overreacted and mike didn’t know how to react. And Lucy doesn’t know what to do because Mike was her only friend. All in all everyone is at fault, but no one really knows what to do.

Joe July 19, 2012, 5:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #226997

Unlike Augustus, I don’t think that will keep Lucy going.

Oh btw congrats Taeshi! =D

Someone September 2, 2012, 4:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #228892

ugh… what a heartbreak… this page always makes me feel sad

zandramus September 19, 2012, 10:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #231595

(this comment is directed towards the author) Putting UP WITH YOUU? Man I’d love to have to put up with such a great artist like you for nine years.

Rylan October 19, 2012, 6:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #232507

oh mannnn
I take back what I said, Mike did act jerkishly
Lucy isn’t even that bad she doesn’t stalk him or anything anymore I mean I agree she deserves whatever pain is thrown at her for all she’s done to Mike but he freaking crushed her D:

Pirari November 7, 2012, 7:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #232779

Whether Mike likes it or not, he will always have feelings he can’t control for Lucy. Most people do, whether they like it or not… have feelings for someone that they can’t control.

But I do think that Sandy is inadvertently causing Mike’s unhappyness.
you aren’t friends with someone that long without either of you going through a major change to break you two up, and as far as I’m concerned, nothing really has changed between them. I would say that except for Sandy, but she has been around more often than not.

Honestly, they all completely ****ed up.
Sandy tells Mike that because Lucy treats him like a damn man, he hates her (in a nutshell).
Mike tries to treat her like the girls who used to slip love letters into his locker and in doing so, seriously ****s up.
Lucy abused Mike for years, not as big as a **** up, because she never seriously injured him, but still certainly not good.

On the whole, I think they are all just insanely confused. Sandy never really met Lucy, and only hears of all the bad things she seems to do(does do sometimes). the reason she only hears all the bad things is because Mike considered Lucy to be his shadow, and never really notices her unless the two are alone together. And Lucy? Lucy always acted as if Mike was the only one who cared, and he doesn’t want the responsibility anymore.

They are all at fault.

Peanut Braddle November 14, 2012, 1:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #232780

On a completely unrelated note, it now seems like only the people who write 2-3 word comments get stars next to their names for some reason.

I don’t see how ” I know that feel bro” is insightful.

**** the system. Furious Abbey

Peanut Braddle November 14, 2012, 1:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #234267

(Can someone get me a knife? I want to stab Mike right now)

S.Chambers December 15, 2012, 9:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #239539

I think Mike overreacted, but in a way i can see why he said all that, Lucy did put him through a lot of ****. I dont really think she was selfish though.

shaaa February 26, 2013, 2:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #243178

well I may absolutely dislike Mike, but I’ll say that the pain may make her stronger later

SimonD April 16, 2013, 9:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #252867

i cant help but wonder what exactly Paulo, David, Tess, and Daisy were up to during all of this… I keep expecting Daisy to pop up from stalking Mike whenever him and Lucy fight…

meep July 8, 2013, 9:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #254132

Best Chapter Yet!
What does Lucy’s note say? Tell us!!

5Cats July 18, 2013, 8:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #260512

Aww, why did it end there?! i wish it would have gone on a little bit longer. oh well :/

Pinkkitten September 27, 2013, 6:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #261777

I wanna hug Lucy, man.
I used to be BEST friends with this dude all throughout Elementary school, but when we entered Middle School, he just started being a total ********. I kinda avoid him now…
But he goes out of my way to hurt me, which just doesn’t make sense.

Natalie October 10, 2013, 4:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #263069

I know it would have been totally wrong on Lucy’s part, but I wish she had just done something like put his phone in the pile of sick, or just thrown it out, or stolen it. So props to her for being strong enough not to do that.

Vix October 25, 2013, 8:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #274750

II don’t know whether to laugh or cry at this

Osiris February 8, 2014, 3:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #279832


kav April 23, 2014, 7:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #286472

I feel sorry for Lucy…. God dammit Mike, How the hell could you do this to her mike?? You know that she loved you as a friend and yet you have hated her??? Well then **** you Mike Mad Lucy :sad:

CatFan10 September 9, 2014, 5:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #286473


CatFan10 September 9, 2014, 5:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #291407

… Given the reputation that chapter has, I’m kinda disappoint.
THAT was supposed to be the most angsty chapter in the whole thing?

Weak. Milquetoast.

SotiCoto December 14, 2014, 9:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #291945

Three years ago today, Lucy ran away into the night with tears in her eyes. Wow.

Momomone December 30, 2014, 10:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #292525

After this exact chapter the Mike haters rose from 10% to 90%

MOMGETDACAMERA January 21, 2015, 1:00 AM EST.

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