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Comment ID #185140

This should be interesting. Also, love the art on this page!

Smash Genesis October 12, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #185141

Keep digging your grave Mike. At least as it seems, Lucy has the decency to give you what you obviously want. Respect her for that at least you dope!

Rukral October 12, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #185142

pretty snow. Poor lucy. i hate mike like this.. he’s such an ***.

Hayli October 12, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #185143

This just gets more and more hilarious…

Jake October 12, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #185144

Lucy, you can do it :D Be friends again~

Wind October 12, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #185145

I give Lucy props for trying to be strong.

Crestine October 12, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #185146

I could hear my heart break on that last panel. Anyways i guess this is when they get snowed in together, I’m guessing. Thanks for another great page Taeshi.
P.S. This page looks beautiful! The silhouette shot at the beginning is one of my top five favorite shots for the fully colored BCB. At least Mike looks regretful when Lucy says they should get the project done sooner so they can get away from each other faster. If nothing else I guess he knows he screwed up in class. I can tell this is going to be an amazing, and this is by BCB standards, chapter. The shot of Lucy in the Fifth and Eighth and Ninth panels fit her personality perfectly, i must say. The first exudes quiet disdain while the second shows her want and underlying emotional turmoil. An overall excellent page Taeshi.

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

Comment ID #185147

First person I’ve seen that wanted to be Forever Alone.

Aspear October 12, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #185148

Dear God.

Lucy, I love you.

Mike, I used to love you. My love quickly fades.

Sparkfur October 12, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #185149

I really like the silhouettes panel. And the perspective panel. Both of those give a different look on the situation and I like it.
But Mike does seem more sorry than before. I don’t think he meant to hurt her. It’s just frustrating to him…

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

Comment ID #185150

Looks like maishul’s feeling a tad guilty… I wonder why :P

The Observer October 12, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #185151

Wow, smash. This should be interesting? I think I have heard that before. You must be soo determined to be first, eh?

Hayli October 12, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #185152

This….this makes me DRAMATICALLY sad. i see no hope, absolutely NO hope for any happiness of any kind in these characters futures the way they keep sinking lower and lower into the BITTER part of the title. where oh where will we see the SWEET side to things? I WANT MY SWEET CANDY DANG IT!!! But then again, Taeshi, you are indeed weaving a WONDERFULLY bittersweet story here. Gonna keep reading in hopes to see some CANDY at the end of the rainbow.

Candy Corn Lover October 12, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #185153

Lucy has become a lot more…laid back? She treating Mike as an actual person now instead of a constant opponent and upright “jerkface” as her favorite name for him is.

I kinda like how she’s acting now in this chapter, but I also notice she’s holding back, possible a BUTT load of feelings and emotions. Maybe she’s really trying to change and let go of him?

By the way, Lucy’s expression in the fourth panel. YES. :D

By the way, I totally understand that Mike’s serious about holding out for Sandy, but just wondering since this was brought up in an intermission page. Is there really ANY sexual (or romantic) tension between these two? I just read a comment talking about if they get snowed in, and we all know that could only end one of a few ways what with your story. Juicy, juicy drama.

Michael S. October 12, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #185154

Good chapter, but I have to wonder, how come I wait near the midnight in my timezone, and nothing is on, one second later, it is up, but the comments are filled to the brim? T.T

NÜKLEARWARHEAD October 12, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #185155

Yes! Apparent regret! The possibilty for Lucy X Mike is still alive!

Teeroy766 October 12, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #185156

i’m guessing mike will score lucy in this arc
and lucyxmikexsandy will get even more complicated

est October 12, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #185157

Homicidal rage towards fictional character building…

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

Comment ID #185158

Lighten up Mike, this is your chance to regain your friendship with Lucy

And Lucy, props to you. Good job being the mature one. :)

Day~Day October 12, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #185159

Lovee the art wonder what yoshis going to look likr lol

dustin October 12, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #185160

good plan Lucy get it done so you guys can move on.

mike looks as though he regrets what he says. Maybe some hope? #^_^#

Lily October 12, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #185161

I wonder what’s going on in their minds right now, man its times like this that I wish I were a psychic to figure out what they are really thinking……and probably get info on th- *punched* @_X

Darf14 October 12, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #185162

What? No… No way this ends up being a pregnancy arc…

Luigifan October 12, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #185163

Poor Mike

ToyMaster Typhus October 12, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #185164

God, my lucyXmike want and hope is fading :(

Redneck October 12, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #185165

Oi these two need to lighten up, at least its still evident that Mike cares for Lucy; I just have one concern, Lucy took a step backward in panel 5, antagonizing him is only going to distant him, my dear. :(
I love the arc so far, keep up the good work Taeshi! :)

Sandvich October 12, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #185166

And now we begin the start of a very awkward partnership.

I doubt that this will lead to much more than a peaceful closure between the two, although it’d be nice to see them at least try to make a friendship again.

EDIT:: Oh dear, I see that the pixels on the top of the page changed, poor Lucy seems like she’s crying again and Paulo looks furious! xD

And Mike looks as nonchalant as ever.

Skygaze October 12, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #185167

Oh my. :D This should be an exciting chapter. FORGIVENESS, Mike, FORGIVENESS. It makes the world go round… Kinda. Anyways, I hope they DO get snowed in together. Teehee

PrincessZelda October 12, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #185168

In panel 5, Lucy reminds me a bit of Cortana from Halo :) I approve.

akipolies October 12, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #185170

Oh Lucy, I’m proud of you being the bigger person. She really just wants to give him what he wants. She knows he doesn’t want to be around her, but the moment she tries to move on or have other friends that don’t clash with his, he goes and calls her out it. Calling her pathetic for trying to stay out of his way?

Well I’m glad he at least feels a tiny bit guilty. Too bad Abby and Paulo didn’t beat the daylights out of him though. I was hoping they at least lectured him! :P

Also, lovely snow flurry effect. Very pretty.

Psychnuat October 12, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #185171

I am so conflicted they look so cute but are so dramatic. Why, Mike WHY?!

Chibiterasu October 12, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #185172

first of all, panel 2 looked like after jessica and paulo …. ;) lol …. tsk tsk mike, you are really getting on my s-list so watch it Mad Lucy

huh October 12, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #185173

WHOOP I was lacking the knowledge that this page was posted today and I was referring to the last page

Roxas October 12, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #185174

Haha I know what lucy is thinking! ****- I made it worse again. Hahaha! An for goodness sakes mikey you gotta suck it up okay stop being so dramatic. The same goes for Lucy! I mean come ON I liked this comic because you guys were the BOMB but now you are all for the Drama between each other. l:( common peoples get a grip on what life is- not full of angst and depression—— more happiness please with a side of dr. Pepper because it makes everything that much better!!! Haha

Lemme Sleep plz October 12, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #185175

Lucy’s being really mature here. And Mike is being really immature about this. I understand his previous actions in the chapters before, but now he’s just being plain mean.

Flara October 12, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #185176

Does any one else notice Lucy looks kinda spunky in panel 5.

Chibiterasu October 12, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #185177


Mikanada October 12, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #185178

C’mon, Mike~…
I think i’m the only person that still likes you, but c’mooooon… Do it for me? Please quit being a tool? I may not like Lucy much as of late, but still.


StarSturdy October 12, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #185179

…I like where this is going… First two panels, guilt is running through them. Lucy wants to get it over with as much as Mike does… but I got a feeling closure is about to happen between these two in this chapter.

Blue Sly October 12, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #185180

“Maishul, you , JERKITY, JERK, JERK ,leave Lucy alone! Mad Lucy
- :D

Bittersweet PauloxLucy October 12, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #185181

I kinda miss the art style from the more recent chapters (Carry Me and before) but let’s see where this goes

Some Newbie October 12, 2011, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #185182

This chapter will be full of sad faces :(

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

Comment ID #185184


Seriously, Mike and Lucy. You’re sophomores. You should be over the angst phase.

Satire55 October 12, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #185185

I smell a reconciliation coming on…

2Cents October 12, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #185186

More drama headed this way

Joshua Roberts October 12, 2011, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #185187

Mike seems conflicted, but is still maintaining his dickishness.

*looks at book graphic* Nearly at 600! GO, MIKE, GO!

Lariat October 12, 2011, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #185188

Ah but Rukral, Mike I think doesn’t really understand what he wants very well from Lucy in the first place. Nothing she does is right, and they’re both being little angsty balls of teenagers. He has been uncomfortable ever since her confession because he just doesn’t understand what he’s supposed to do - he had wanted it for a long time but by the time Lucy gave him what he wanted, he didn’t want it anymore.

And it is Lucy’s own fault.

Titanium Dragon October 12, 2011, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #185189

She said what he was thinking, OOPS! Silly girl

ChewySmokey October 12, 2011, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #185190

Awkward times. But, better to just move along than keep things more awkward.

Ravux October 12, 2011, 12:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #185191

miiiiike, you’re getting on my nerves!! D8<
… but we can’t blame everything on him.. Lucy with her angst and all.. x)

Fangirl October 12, 2011, 12:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #185192

watch he text sandy the whole time

Joshua Roberts October 12, 2011, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #185193

oh mike your face says one thing and ur mouth another :/

kagura October 12, 2011, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #185194

mike cant you lighten up, lucy was just teasing you. jesus mike you dont need to be rude to lucy, your best friend since what elementary school.

*Lover* October 12, 2011, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #185195

Seriously love the art on this. It looks amazing. :3 I already has an idea whats gonna happen. Not like I’m gonna share it though. C:

Faery October 12, 2011, 12:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #185196

Yay, no worrying over the failed perspective : D I mean…

Lots of depth for a page with so little action : o It´s why I keep coming back for updates : D

Markus October 12, 2011, 12:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #185197

Wow…a jerk to the end huh Mike? Well. At least Lucy gets he wants this whole project to be over.

Pumpkinberry October 12, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #185198

How could anyone actually be feeling sorry for Mike right now!? Hasn’t it been made blatantly clear he’s an *******? O_o

SpiritWolf15x October 12, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #185199

Somebody needs to work on their people skills >_>; Or they won’t get enough arcana for later…

( I can’t believe I made that ref! XD)

Billy MT October 12, 2011, 12:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #185201

well somehow i am glad they can actually talk some kind of “normal” for a moment, didnt expect that and cant wait for friday 8-)

anonymus October 12, 2011, 1:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #185202

Mike, you douche. Damn, I hate you so much at the moment. You used to be my favourite character and everything too >_

Ali October 12, 2011, 1:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #185204

ive noticed that the number of mike haters has gone up exponentially lately
either way I smell a make up coming up

steve October 12, 2011, 1:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #185205

i relized that my ex is being creepy, i’d assume she read it this morning this…alittle quiet to be aggressive as usual….

Undeademon October 12, 2011, 1:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #185206

Every time they she tries to guilt Mike, she realizes that he feels less and less guilty for ignoring/disliking her.

You are digging a hole for your self, Luce.

CriticalQuit October 12, 2011, 1:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #185207

2 P.M. Time to break Lucy’s heart.

Profesor Rod October 12, 2011, 1:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #185208

i get the feeling mike’s relationship might be falling apart, that or hes really having trouble dealing with it. Lucys just playing with the cards she been dealt i guess, bad hand though

takun October 12, 2011, 1:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #185209

love her face in that fourth panel

takun October 12, 2011, 1:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #185210

I like how lucy looks in the forth bold panel.
Like she’s walking to the side while talking.
Mike’s cornered eyes means he’s thinking about something hard - or just avoiding eye contact =P

^Gah Takun lol

Deluxe_Flame October 12, 2011, 1:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #185211

Mike cares. He really does. He can’t seem to keep up the cranky act in front of her and how long has it been since these two have been alone together? He has a chance here to make some changes for the better. I have faith in you Mike!

As for Lucy, if she became more independent and focused on herself a bit more, she and Mike would work out so well! It’s just that the relationship she wants is in direct opposition to the relationship she has had with Mike for all these years. Break the dependence, and she’d definitely be going in the right direction for some future MikeXLucy ;)

I also hope the Mike and Lucy drama doesn’t end too soon cause I’d like to see this relationship advance in some manner. Got a lot of love for MikeXLucy and I bet it ends up working out in the end hahahaha *sob* ;_;

Kroth October 12, 2011, 1:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #185212

This page is completely fantastic. The art is gorgeous, Taeshi, & the facial expressions say a lot here. You can tell how hard Lucy is trying to not completely breakdown, and it’s probably hard for both of them knowing how much happened a few winters ago.
Mike looks like he actually wants to say something nice in panel 6, but decides to stick with a bad attitude.
Oh well.
Oh yeah and Lucy looks beautiful here. :love:

MissCaitlyn October 12, 2011, 1:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #185213

Yo mike, wtf is your knee doing in the snow? You walk like a Re-re, lol j/k

Marik October 12, 2011, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #185214

Mike is slowly alienating himself. Wonder how long it will take for the rust of his friends to “dump” him

Russia October 12, 2011, 1:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #185215

in the end i bet mike has to decide between Lucy and Sandy

Nick October 12, 2011, 1:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #185216

Mike is almost to Sandy~! :love:
Just a few more books!

and thank you for the long angsty chapter, Taeshi! I wuv wuv wuv you~! :3 How i love the depression.

StarSturdy October 12, 2011, 1:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #185218

mike must be so confused with his relationships right now. But he doesn’t have to be so mean.

Meh October 12, 2011, 1:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #185219

I just realized how short Lucy is. You’d think i would’ve realized it in the PauloxLucy chapters, cuz Paulos frikin huge. But i just now realized that.
Mike, stop being such a stick in the mud, and lucy stop being so mooody
stooopid teenagers.

Ranki October 12, 2011, 1:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #185220

You know, if both of them put their stupid pride up on a shelf for just a few hours, they might actually be able to talk to one another in a civil manner.
But then, where would the story be if that ever happened.

Charvale October 12, 2011, 2:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #185221

Mike, you just don’t get it, do you?

Sarge October 12, 2011, 2:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #185222

exactly mike, ya keep this **** up and you’ll always be alone

Thespianut October 12, 2011, 2:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #185223

Hey! Look! I see it!

The not-douche Mike! He’s there on it’s face, Panel 7! He doesn’t like being a douche!

And it’s gone next panel. le sigh.

Biblioholic October 12, 2011, 2:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #185224

No, dammit, dig up!


I’m hoping for tear jerkers here. I wanna be bawling my eyes out. *Fingers crossed*

Dricey October 12, 2011, 2:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #185225

aww i just noticed how Lucy has tears in her eyes in the first panel :( This is really silly, Mike shouldn’t be paired up with her when he’s such a bully.

Udyr October 12, 2011, 2:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #185226

Mike in the 5th square box (6th panel) and Lucy in the 7th square box (9th panel): identical expressions.

Snowed in, cell phone battery is dead (cue deus ex machina), heat goes out in the building, Mike starts to freeze. Do they still trust each other?

revengineer October 12, 2011, 2:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #185227

Mike, dude, I’ve been trying to have your back, but you are making it very difficult to sympathize with you. At this rate you’ll never catch up to Paulo in my good books. :/

SgtRed October 12, 2011, 2:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #185228

:/ mike you nimrod, she’s trying to be nice to you!
At least show some back you harry potter cosplay!

Ryo October 12, 2011, 2:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #185229

Mikie’s being suprisingly civil.

ScrabMaster October 12, 2011, 2:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #185230

Told you Mike has been a semi-jerk to Lucy in spite of her trying not to cause him trouble. At this point, it’s closer to stroking his grudge than actual justification. He needs to get over that and hang around with Lucy, rather than constantly try to push her away. He may be focused on her, but Sandy still isn’t there. He should try appreciating who is until Sandy or he can be moved. :x

Hoheh October 12, 2011, 2:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #185231

You know what’d be awesome? Mike getting rejected when they sell 600 books.

Ehemyo October 12, 2011, 2:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #185232

Actually, Mike isn’t being a jerk in this page. If you notice, he doesn’t even look grumpy or mad even once. I think it’s one of the few times when he’s realized that he made a dick move and feels bad about it. But with Lucy trying to cooperate with his usual unwillingness to be around her, he doesn’t feel confident enough to apologize.

Or maybe he will, just not at the moment.

KiwiKoala October 12, 2011, 2:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #185233

Mike nooooo just shut up you.

This is going bad already, my angstmeter is going nuts!

Love the art on this page, lots of shadows :)

TehLulzinator October 12, 2011, 2:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #185234

mmm. The snow really gives a melancholic feel to this chapter.

Memory Anemone October 12, 2011, 3:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #185235

It’s the scarf! Mike was sweet until he swapped his blue scarf for the yellow and orange one. And it seems like the roles of bitter and sweet have reversed.

GKIDRULZ October 12, 2011, 3:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #185236

Why do I miss the way this looked like before…

Banned October 12, 2011, 3:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #185237

I like the fact that for the first time in a while Mike is showing symptoms of emotions other than loath or not showing any aknowledgment of Lucy at all.
It gives some hope for positive development (for a change)

Random Encounter October 12, 2011, 4:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #185238

how dear you all how kuss at mike **** you Furious Abbey

gobo744 October 12, 2011, 4:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #185239

Oh dear!
Lucy and Mike are going to have one hell of a tough time getting this essay finish. :unsure:

Monanniverse October 12, 2011, 4:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #185240

looks like somebody’s feeling guilty :unsure:

Haddi October 12, 2011, 4:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #185241

i really don’t see anything wrong with how mike is behaving, lucy did horrible things and she deserves to suffer for them, just like paulo.

lucy really shouldn’t have screwed with mike for all those years, she was a burden to him, and she never returned his feelings, she kept behaving cruelly and instead of opening up, she hid her feelings and left him out in the cold on several occasions.

she expects him to take that terrible treatment for all those years and then just take her into his arms and tell her he loves her in return, and forget about sandy, the one who actually returned the feelings he showed?

that’s only how it works with idiots who wouldn’t know an abusive relationship if they were used as a human football, which, from what i can see of how people treat mike in these comments, seems to be the majority of the fans of this comic. :/

i used to be all for mike+lucy, but lucy is the one who dug her own grave over the years, and now she has to deal with the crushing weight of the earth bearing down on her.

Thanatos October 12, 2011, 5:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #185242

I think its safe to say people just love to side with Lucy due to the fact that shes all Tsundere and pretty (& doesn’t take **** from anyone), so despite all shes done, they’ll easily forgive her. Then we have Mike, he does bad for no more than a month and hes the *** of the comic, for w/e reason.
But I’m not looping the whole community with this, because there are a lot of people who don’t think that way; either way, we can’t change their opinion :O

Sandvich October 12, 2011, 5:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #185243

Oh, Paulo, why did you have to beat up mike and ruin his Lucy-Scarf?
Now he has a Sandy-scarf and is all *******

Desterga October 12, 2011, 5:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #185244

@Thanatos & Sandvich

Well, yes, Lucy has been a few degrees of mean or self centered. And I can see after the confrontation Mike not feeling like being around her. But Mike really is acting like a jerk since then. Is it really necessary to throw his dislike (bordering on hatred..) in her face while she herself has had trouble with the confrontation. Or does he have this huge self centered thing going on right now himself?

I mean, sorry.. but the reaction Mike gave in the class is outright rude, mean and harmful. So Lucy has been like this in the past, does that mean when someone is mean to you in the past it excuses you from completely embarrassing them time and time again? Noooo.. I don’t think so. :P

I’m a Paolo x Lucy person. Because I like the Paolo character and Lucy’s been getting great ‘depth’ writing for a while now and I think they’d make a good couple. ^^; But Jasmine is so sweet. T_T

Oh, well. :’D If my English is crooked, sorry, I’m Dutch and tired so didn’t bother spellchecking. o_o Lazy me..

Rij October 12, 2011, 5:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #185245

Hahaha, there are people still hoping for this couple?

Well, anything can really happen, I suppose. I still say Mike’s being the bigger dick here, since they’re both older now, and he’s acting like a jerk/apathetic to everyone.

Missme October 12, 2011, 5:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #185246

being “tsundere” is just a cute excuse for being a piece of trash.

i wouldn’t tolerate being treated like that, especially for that long, if the person loves me, they should come out and say it, not treat me like crap for half of our lives, and then say “i love you!” after i already moved on and found stability.

lucy saw that mike had feelings for her over the years, and she knew she had feelings for him, but all she ever did was hide those feelings, and then bring them out in a negative way, ruining mike’s life instead of making him feel like she gave half a crap about him.

i guess it’s going to be impossible to get through to any of these kids, though… they don’t understand anything, let alone abuse or suffering, they think it’s all fun and games, cute stuff to fawn over in the name of love.

just like the entirety of the twilight fanbase. :/

Thanatos October 12, 2011, 5:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #185247

@Rij, I find myself doing this a lot, but I AGREE.

Missme October 12, 2011, 5:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #185248

8 AM, time to break Lucy’s heart. =C

Sidnoea October 12, 2011, 5:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #185249

Mike is still being immature.

Look at Lucy, she’s trying to give what Mike wants now.

DeSpErAtE567 October 12, 2011, 6:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #185250

Now I’m wondering whats going to happen between these two has they do the project together. But I just hope they wont fight and say something stupid to each other. Or eles Mike will get really mad at her, and I seen of Mike being mad at Lucy when she kept her distance from him.

Love October 12, 2011, 6:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #185251

Hmm. I hope that everything will turn out okay at the end of this chapter. I really can feel the depression of this one. It’s really depressing to see two characters who are still not comfortable with each other. AW. I really want them to get together. :(

Aubi October 12, 2011, 6:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #185252


heh, kids. Way to go on putting people who don’t think like that off. I’m not a kid and I’ve been in an abusive relationship. That does not, for any reason, warrant me to now go and embarrass this guy or go around in a room full of people to yell at how I would rather be anywhere but in the same room as that guy. While I never, ever, want to see him again, if I did, I wouldn’t act like this. If I didn, I’d be a jerk. Therefore, I think Mike is a jerk.

No, I’m not a kid, no I don’t think it’s all fun and games. No, I don’t think Mike should’ve returned her feelings at the confrontation, but no, I don’t think he is excused to act like this. Lucy had a reason, even though I have no respect for people who hide behind trauma/mental blah to act a certain way. Apart from being annoyed how Lucy held him on a leash, what is Mike’s reason? He has not been treated well enough by Lucy in the past, but the severity of his anger and the way he’s dealing with it is strange to me. Is it a teen thing then?

Rij October 12, 2011, 6:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #185253

I’m still kinda hoping this couple works out, after all, Mike could easily do a Heel Face Turn and come off better for it.

JimmyP424 October 12, 2011, 6:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #185254


True, Lucy was a jerk, but you have to keep in mind that she’s socially handicapped. She’s not normal, and thus doesn’t act the way a normal person might. It was wrong to bully Mike the way she did, but she had little skill with acting any other way.

I’m not saying Mike was wrong to reject her. He has Sandy, after all, and he was over Lucy and tired of her bullying by then. But treating her as he is now is being hypocritical. He didn’t want to be treated like dirt, but now he’s doing exactly the same thing. If he really wants to be treated decently, he should stay away from Lucy without bringing attention to the fact that he resents her by being cruel to her.

Mattaki October 12, 2011, 6:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #185255

Looks like mike don’t want a ‘weekend alone’

Candy October 12, 2011, 6:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #185257

:unsure: i love how mike looks in the 8th panel

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

Comment ID #185258

holy crap!!! i just woke up and theres already over 100 coments!!!

Pyro Assassin October 12, 2011, 6:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #185259

It’s just so funny to me how people seem to like Mike/Lucy, and I do know that it seems to be the main pull/plot/whatever of the comic, but MAN! I think the couple is horrible. The only one I can really see for Lucy is Paulo. It just seems perfect in every way.

But no matter what happens, I’ll be in love with this comic and can’t wait to see more drama. Oh those high school kids and their drama.

Blue October 12, 2011, 6:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #185260

Lucy is naturally snarky. Mike both holds a certain power over her due to her feelings, and is voluntarily making an effort to be a jerk to someone very vulnerable. Therefore they are both flawed but Mike moreso.

ket October 12, 2011, 6:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #185261

Ugh mike! Just, ugh!!!! X( he’s so mean!!!! I’m sure Sandy wouldn’t approve of how he’s treating Lucy.

Jninja13 October 12, 2011, 6:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #185262

I think they’re both handling this remarkably well right now. :| Mike isn’t really being mean on this page. I’d say he looks like he feels bad about how he acted in class.

They’re probably going to start fighting later, although I really hope they don’t.

Potatoes October 12, 2011, 6:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #185263

Lucy is trying to be nice here Mike! Just pity her and act a little decent! <-_->
Artwork is absolutley wonderful on this page. Love the perspective.

chickbabe208 October 12, 2011, 7:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #185264


Lucy isn’t ‘snarky’, she’s what’s called a violent, repressed b*tch. Every one of her fanboys would hate her if they met IRL, not to mention get picked on by her.

I also find that mike came out weird in that last panel.

Dext October 12, 2011, 7:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #185265

Geez, even when Lucy offers to resolve their situation as fast as possible, he STILL mopes about it.

GiantWeebo October 12, 2011, 7:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #185266

I really hope that this is going to be like the fall play one. Where Lucy and Mike are thrown together. This time I hope it works more this time. Plus I am not liking Mike’s new color, it is too dark.

Tom October 12, 2011, 7:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #185267

Here’s a tip for everyone: If you hope something to happen in the BCB world, don’t comment about it, Taeshi loves defying expectations.

Oh and, @dext or whatever your name was, I do agree he seems like hopping and running at the same time, instead of keeping the sad theme and slowly walking.

Tudor October 12, 2011, 7:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #185268

Dayum, Lucy looks sassy in the fifth panel.

But anyways, my my, I wonder why Mike is being quite a jerk about this…

KeyAndEnter October 12, 2011, 7:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #185269

Well you did it Mike you got you wanted. Even after that you still dont look happy. Just be happy around Lucy already. Furious Abbey

avalon October 12, 2011, 7:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #185270

I see you failing at that perspective right there in the last panel. Nice. XD

Anon October 12, 2011, 7:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #185271

ooo ooo! prediction! The street bully will apear and exact his revenge on Green Eyes

BTW, panel 5 Lucy looks very mature :-*

assassin250 October 12, 2011, 7:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #185272

Ahh, another excellent page for BCB, and on my birthday too! I remember reading like halfway through the whole series last year and then just getting sidetracked. And then a week or so ago, bam! I read the whole lot in the space of just a few days, and am now in love with the series. I really wanted the book for my birthday, but I forgot to ask :( oh well, I’ll just have to save up for it.

I think this is one of the series’ defining moments, where everything is out of order, which is exactly what happens in real life. Friendships change, hearts are broken and we gain an independence as we get older. Which is why BCB is something we can all relate to, especially since each character has a very noticeable personality and voice.

Keep up the good work Taeshi, thanks for everything you’ve done over the years :)

Natey October 12, 2011, 7:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #185273

You Have to give him credit for the entire time Mike hasn’t been playing the unrequited love for Lucy thing he’s been in love with Sandy No questions asked. Okay I’ll give you that there seemed to be a thing but on more than one occasion it was clearly shown that Mike has been keeping a long distance relationship with her on the down low because he doesn’t want to deal with the stress he gets from the others about it.

Lucy needs to realize that she missed her chance at a great guy and look for some one else cause she is running out of guys in the main group. Mikes got sandy, Abbey is taken and Paulo is quickly becoming off the market with Jazzy (imo he should keep her). Girls gotta wake up and get in gear or shes going to grad with no one

Born October 12, 2011, 7:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #185274

Oh dear.
I believe I’m starting to feel for MikeXLucy again. D:

LemonFilling October 12, 2011, 7:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #185275

The new art style is really beginning to show it’s versatility, with the snow and all. :)

I can tell that they both feel pretty crappy. Poor Lucy especially…I don’t feel any kind of remorse for Mike, though.

NintendoSegaSonyGuy October 12, 2011, 7:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #185276

Geez, mike, let it rest already! Such an ***

asimplefangirl October 12, 2011, 8:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #185277

**** just got real.

Demon October 12, 2011, 8:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #185278

): I hope that the old drawing style will return.. This new one makes Lucy, who used to be quite delicate, look kinda bloated or puffy ):

MorbidSedation October 12, 2011, 8:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #185279

Im just wondering, why does Mike is mad at Lucy? :question:
I dont remember D:

Dan Rivera October 12, 2011, 8:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #185280

Just breaks my heart to see these two like this :(

Unrelated note, Lucy looks awesome in pannel 5 :D

Aceofhearts October 12, 2011, 8:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #185281

Huh they both look like they feel awkward together i guess :question:

Blackheart October 12, 2011, 8:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #185282

My heart.
It is breaking.

Clare October 12, 2011, 8:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #185283

Mike likes skipping. Anyways, good chapter! I still like Mike, and I’m starting to like Lucy. So… next page will feture Abbey, right? Yay!

Oh, and we almost got the book goal! Yay Mike ~ Also, I guess if the chapter doen’t have Abbey… it will have Daisy or Paulo, right?

@Dan: Read the earlier chapters to find out.

Mewkat October 12, 2011, 8:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #185285

Oh, Mike.
I hope it turns on you now. Now you’re gonna be the stubborn one.

Tickle Monster October 12, 2011, 8:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #185286

You first, no you first, you first, alright me first, NO ME FIRST

Huh? October 12, 2011, 8:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #185287

Miiike I hate you!!

Lucy!!! :CC *hugs her*

Raichu October 12, 2011, 8:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #185288

Someone’s getting locked in the library over the weekend.

Ideas October 12, 2011, 9:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #185289

@Ideas: Lol, sounds about right.

Still love the comic, keep it up. I really like the new art style, reading from the beginning they looked so innocent but as they grow up and start changing, the darkening style completes it.

Ayen Tanth October 12, 2011, 9:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #185290

Maybe…just maybe this project will bring them to a common ground of which they can finally be civil with each other.

Iris October 12, 2011, 9:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #185291

Snowstorm will trap them in the library!
Then they will hv to work things out

Harus October 12, 2011, 9:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #185292

I just love Lucy’s facial expression in the fifth panel! It overflows bad-assery!
I kind of miss the awesome, take-none-of-your-crap Lucy…..

Lunar October 12, 2011, 9:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #185293

god those too are weird. ‘sad, angry, sad, angry, sad, angry, trying to do the right thing’

bendy October 12, 2011, 9:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #185294

Well i think it might end like last time when they fight in the snow and almost end up kissing.

they might again this time!? who knows.

bordguy12 October 12, 2011, 9:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #185295

Mike looks almost depressed in those panels. That could explain his behavior…

J.R. October 12, 2011, 9:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #185296

last panel. poor lucy.

balloonpoper October 12, 2011, 9:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #185297

At least Lucy’s being nice to Mike…

I agree with Harus: Snowstorm at the library!

Bearcoon October 12, 2011, 9:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #185298

Their relationship reminds me of mine with my crush.

Niku-Chan October 12, 2011, 9:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #185299

I hope we see Lucy mature some in this chapter. o.o

Koishinobu October 12, 2011, 10:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #185300

in my opinion they are acting childish! how do they go from being best friends to not being able to stand being in the same roomtogether

MC October 12, 2011, 10:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #185301

if nothing else mike is being a dick

MC October 12, 2011, 10:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #185302

I can only say, I was this once before. Shucks to realize how stupid you were afterwards. Lets hope Lucy ain’t so tsundure after this.

PS: It will work out. Proven.

Zxadventurer October 12, 2011, 10:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #185304

mike’s finally feeling bad. good, he should. but I still like’em. He’s just goin through stuff that everyone goes through at his age.

SXR123 October 12, 2011, 10:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #185305

shoot, it updates page by page. I’m not used to this. Erg, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!? The mystery! It burns us!

toast October 12, 2011, 11:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #185306

I wonder if they get very cold feet walking about in the snow like that. :O

Holly October 12, 2011, 11:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #185307

I hope they become friends again real soon, this has been going on for like a long while and I’m like, “you two, fix your friendship.” (I really mean this, “Aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh! I don’t like when friendships start falling apart. Both of you fix it. Aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!”)

Starkeyblade October 12, 2011, 11:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #185308

Hey, with some luck they will manage to make up and become friend again! That would be great. But Taeshi promised us a rollercoaster so I don’t think it will be that easy.

On a side note, I just want to say that, if I have been a bit uneasy about the new art style at the beginning, I found it now really great. It is a lot more unique and interesting than the previous manga style. So congrats Taeshi, you’re a wonderful artist.

Do October 12, 2011, 11:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #185309

I see someone crying in the near future.

Hinochi October 12, 2011, 11:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #185310

Taeshi has really improved on her art, like seriously. I wish I could draw prettily :[

Momoa October 12, 2011, 11:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #185311

Mike… That was the perfect opportunity to apologize for being such a dick to Lucy recently. She’s trying to make this as easy as possible for you so you can deal with as little drama and awkwardness. Although this is already going to be really awkward as is. Let’s just hope you guys take this opportunity to smooth things out between you guys.

Tia October 12, 2011, 11:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #185313

I like Lucy’s poker face in the fifth panel :D

But oh well, poor wucy. Dealing with the consequences of her tsundere’ness is definitely not a good candy to swallow.

spicybleachedhead October 12, 2011, 12:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #185314

I know anything that happens between these two is a big deal and all, but I’m kinda hoping we come back to them later. Then right now go see what’s up with Scrooge Abbey.

Also, he doesn’t want to be alone Lucy! He’d rather be with someone then just brooding or waiting for the next text/call from Sandy. She’s busy, probably doesn’t talk to him as much a he’d like even though it is more frequent now. Make the most of time you have Mike. You can be crabby, but don’t let it destroy a potentially deep relationship.

Itsu October 12, 2011, 12:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #185315

I agree with Hayli and Itsu i dont like Mike this way and I hope Lucy and Mike come back together and have a great relationship.

I thought it was pretty funny what Lucy said in panel 5 though, I was like “oh that one hurt Mike.”

Drama October 12, 2011, 12:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #185316

You know, one of the advertisement link things on a lot of the webcomics I read shows a picture of Lucy with the four options of:

“Something else”
“Something kinda related to the first two”
“Punch her in the face”

I used to side with the punching in the face, and honestly I still do, but I replace the picture with Mike. It’s amazing how fast someone can flip, as it now seems that Paulo is the moral support of the group (while still staying mostly himself), and Mike is just… Well… He’s an A**hole, and saying that is a disgrace to A**holes everywhere.

If he can’t fix his relation with Lucy, then I don’t even think he deserves Sandy, and I hope one of the group (if not Sandy herself) points this out.

BronyPwny October 12, 2011, 1:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #185317

Their relationship is just a wreck… :(

Bioniclema90 October 12, 2011, 1:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #185318

See? See? I told you Mike does have a conscience. He just hides it well. But he is sorry about his outburst in class, he just doesn’t know how to admit it because things are complicated.

42 October 12, 2011, 1:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #185319

After reading every chapter the whole night. I didn’t thought that Mike would be the bad guy.

The plot was bitter yet the same time sweet.

I can’t wait for the next pages!

Izaackjl October 12, 2011, 1:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #185320

Seems like it would be better for them to just go their separate ways after this. I feel so bad for Lucy. The thing with her character is that we’ve been seeing a lot of Character Development. She’s not as much of a bitch anymore, and she’s finally trying to branch out. The only thing is that her old habits are too ingrained to just let go. Mike has no excuse to treat Lucy like that. It’s like when Daisy tried to get with him, yeah he blew up, but at least he apologized for it and they went on being friends.

Lucy and Mike, in my opinion, are better off not together.

But we will see how it all works out :D

Beautiful work on the art for this page (: the feeling of angst is in the air~

Serene Heaven October 12, 2011, 1:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #185321

I know I already said this, but STOPPIT MIKE. 4srsly. Stop makin’ things as awkward as physically possible, would’ja? :|

Jessica U. Ingmann October 12, 2011, 1:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #185322

I just hope that Sandy dump him… he’s been acting like an ******* since Lucy confessed her love to him..

Nadss October 12, 2011, 2:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #185323

God! Every monday, wednesday, and friday I want to punch him in his boyveries.

Sanitarium October 12, 2011, 2:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #185324

Lucy has obviously matured since she and Mike were more or less rivals, and Mike just needs to realize that and get on with life.

Tamar October 12, 2011, 2:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #185325

@Serene Heaven
The difference between Mike’s problem with Daisy from before and his problem with Lucy is: Lucy’s lasted a lifetime, Daisy was just one night; Mike has forgiven Lucy on multiple occasions in the past.
The issue is he just has a hard time expressing his anger with her, and it makes him out to be quite the jerk. Mike does have somewhat an excuse to treat her like that, but still is immorally wrong to do so (2 wrongs don’t make a right). She treated him like crap for a lifetime, he treated her like crap for like a month or two?
But I agree with you on the point that they don’t seem all that compatible to be a couple, but that may change, we’ll see as Taeshi’s story unfolds. :)

Sandvich October 12, 2011, 2:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #185326

Mike is a cock

Elin~ October 12, 2011, 2:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #185327

Well, someone had to break the ice *gets shot for bad pun*

The two of em just have to plow through this assignment; I’ve had a situation like this before, yet neither of us were this…vitriolic. The tension was there, though o.O

Chocothunda October 12, 2011, 2:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #185328

Mike’s swinging his arms weird in that last panel. Looks like he’s prancing. Otherwise great! How do you find the patience to do the snow like that?

BJMcG October 12, 2011, 2:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #185329

love lucy in the fifth panel..she looks so determined

moo October 12, 2011, 2:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #185330

why mike?T___T why not give a chance to lucy D:

Fans October 12, 2011, 3:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #185331

Yes Mike. You should feel horrible.

Boka October 12, 2011, 3:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #185332

Lucy got a bunch of screen time to show her feelings and sympathy while mike was pushed aside and became a jerk. Now Mike is the unlikable guy, even though we never got to see how he became so hostile to Lucy. Look at the “Mischief Night” chapter, now look back at this one and you’ll notice he’s gotten worse, even though nothings actually happened.

nAar October 12, 2011, 3:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #185333

Lucy you should already know that acting that way doesn’t work on Mike anymore. You offered and suggested it don’t be all sad when he takes the offer.
@nAar THANK YOU! I’m glad someone thinks similar to myself.

Juicebox October 12, 2011, 3:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #185334

Mike stop being so stupid and realize that your ****ing girlfriend black colored ponytail, never again! Do not be a fool, not you realize that you and Lucy is closely quinic, if maybe you movie, if I treat you wrong maybe, but she was nervous iso because he want ._. YOU TO BE DONE AND I DIJIERA “I LOVE YOU” ! ;_; moron says that no girl in just a few days time and we usually hide NEED TO verguensa Our installment buyings and affection in front of you being her friends, honestly the only thing I want is for Mike to realize and at least be friends again …. It’s the least I think you should do … and if it does … is an idiot who does not realize what you have till you lose it and actually lost and Lucy. Mike Mad Lucy Furious Abbey

leeloo October 12, 2011, 3:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #185335

@leeloo Google Translate’s a bitch, ain’t it?

Me October 12, 2011, 3:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #185336

Poor Lucy. I wish Mike would be nicer to her instead of being a jerkface! Mad Lucy

PURPLZ October 12, 2011, 3:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #185337

@nAar, I just want to point out that in Pillow Talk Lucy briefly mentions (in her mind) that Mike was ignoring her more and more each day. Just felt like I should point that out, but you’re still right in a very strong way. Mike doesn’t get much face time, and when he does, he’s a jerk. There isn’t any positive feeling or actions that we could possibly have sympathy to.

Missme October 12, 2011, 3:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #185338

Mike…won’t change,huh? Well, I only can say that you are a pretty crazy hormonal teen. Not much difference here, but at least I would forgive Lucy. :)

Cal-Lightwood October 12, 2011, 3:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #185339

Nobody really wants to be all alone! ;_;

Xenos October 12, 2011, 3:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #185340

I don’t think he’s being a jerk about it or anything. I feel like he is trying to be nice, cause she did suggest doing something he wanted. All he said was ‘why not’. He doesn’t really care as much as you guys would like him to, but he’s not being mean anymore. It’s like if you’re partnered with someone you’ve never met and you suggest getting it done with right away. They shrug and say, “Why not.” would it be rude? No.

I respect Mike a little more, he’s not being as immature as he was in class. His face in this page doesn’t look angry at all. It looks kind of solemn and sad. Maybe regretful. But I see no anger. I also respect Lucy. I think she’s finally let go of him. Instead of sulking and staying quiet and asking for more attention, she just suggested getting the project done.

If you ask me, they’re finally done with each other, until a surprise plot twist happens and we can get back to the Bittersweet.

Riku October 12, 2011, 4:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #185341

Cheesy bagels. :D

Prussia October 12, 2011, 4:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #185342

I really like Lucy in the fourth panel

MissShellGiraffe October 12, 2011, 4:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #185343

That was rather sad :U

What’s with all the people saying that Mike’s being a jerk in this scene? Did you even read the page or do you just reflexively hate him whenever he shows up in the comic? He looks and sounds guilty and regretful over his outburst, and likely also over how he realizes that Lucy feels like crap due to his treatment of her- she’s being really bitter and upfront here, and she knows that it will make Mike feel like crap, too; the only way it couldn’t would be if he legitimately hated her and/or had no soul.

That said, Lucy’s reaction here might be exactly what Mike needs to make him realize just how badly Lucy’s been feeling from him more or less ignoring her for these weeks; hopefully they’ll reconcile and be friends again, at least. I doubt it will work out that simply, they’ll probably end up getting into a fight or making out at the library. One of the two. Maybe both, knowing this comic.

Null October 12, 2011, 4:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #185344

I’m just glad they aren’t shouting/sobbing to each other when they talk now.

Autumntail October 12, 2011, 4:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #185345

I love it how you draw emotions! <3<3 I simply adore it, it’s so amazing how you really can just read it off their faces, like… you really are the true “One picture is worth a thousand words” artist <3 I love it

Fia October 12, 2011, 4:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #185346

But yes. I’m starting to think of Mike as a little less of a jerk nowadays…

Konicaa October 12, 2011, 4:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #185347

I think from this point on their relationship will get better… unless Lucy and/or Mike has YET ANOTHER outburst.

No-one October 12, 2011, 4:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #185348

FINALLYYY. -showers with gratitude- serves him right for being such a jerk, he should feel sorry. I’m glad Lucy finally gave him a bit of a wakeup call..
Don’t get me wrong, it was sad, I’m not laughing here. o^o I just think this thing is long overdue. COME BACK TO EARTH MIKE. I no longer like Mike and Lucy as a couple, but it’s easier to at least forgive him and see him as a “person” if he knocks it off..


it was harsh… but she was only speaking the elephant in the room, it’s what he had been thinking and acting… she just finally said it and put it into words, made him face it… and it looks like maybe he didn’t like it as much as he thought he did.
it’s about time someone put him in his place though, especially Lucy.

anon October 12, 2011, 5:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #185349

WAIT.Doesn’t she have Paulo now???

Joey October 12, 2011, 5:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #185350

Why do people keep saying mike is a jerk in this one? Am I missing something?

Teeroy766 October 12, 2011, 5:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #185351

Just really like this page. Everything about, the snow, the mood, and how the shadow makes Mike and Lucy look gloomy after what Mike said in the previous page. Really liking that it’s making me feel kind of sad.

Ben October 12, 2011, 5:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #185352

Come on Mike, seriously! I know you hate Lucy because she’s a leech and she has been nothing but a burden to you, but your supposed to be the better man, not the *******. I like the coupling of Sandy and Mike, but now I want to see Sandy cheat on and/or dump him. Then he can deal with that heart break alone with basically no one to fall back on since he doesn’t really ever seem to truly communicate with anyone but Sandy and have Lucy look at the pathetic broken Mike and realize how hollow and pathetic he is and finally move on. Mike, we get it. You don’t like Lucy, but don’t be such an *** about it especially in front of the whole class. Jerk Mad Lucy

Indigo October 12, 2011, 5:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #185353

Uh, no, she doesn’t really have Paulo, they’re good friends, but Paulo is dating Jasmine. Shes not with Augustus either, seeing as he kicked her off the bus. She has friends of course, but no “more than friends” relationships…yet. :)

Sandvich October 12, 2011, 5:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #185354

Mike is not a jerk… Lucy needs to get over herself and realize she blew any chance with him by being a b—— to him near his whole life. Not saying I like Sandy..actually hate her, but Lucy is such an emo crybaby..

Arkairyn October 12, 2011, 5:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #185355

I honestly liked the friendship between mike and lucy and mike and sandys relationship because it actually made mike a character that stood out cuz he had close relationships with 2 people.

Airborn999 October 12, 2011, 5:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #185356

I preferred it when it wasn’t awkward T-T

Jackattack October 12, 2011, 5:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #185357

They’re both at fault here, not just Mike because he’s a total jerk, but Lucy too, for being the biggest, most obnoxious, god-damn -ahem- anyway. In Mike’s Defense, would YOU want to put up with that? :/ answer honestly.

BCBROCKS October 12, 2011, 6:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #185358

hey your almost at 600 books! :D

Ashley October 12, 2011, 6:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #185359

I’m not sure if it’s because I’m crazy, but it almost looks like Mike is having second thoughts about how he’s been acting in the last few panels.

PiMaster October 12, 2011, 6:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #185360

This chapter reminds me of Snow Day so hard.

SushiJaguar October 12, 2011, 6:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #185361

Mike seems to regret his relationship with Lucy, but thinks that it couldn’t have happened differently. I feel kinda sorry for him, and his giving-up-ness.

Nicholas Chandoke October 12, 2011, 6:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #185362

To be fair here, in my point of view. Lucy wasn’t that big of a -ahem- Besides, Mike didn’t exactly pay attention to her when Sandy was around did he? That builds character, and gives you the feeling that you should probably develope a few defense mechanisms so you don’t feel hurt again. Mike sure liked to mess around with Lucy too. Mike is just a bit of a wuss as usual. Thinking, “Hey i have a chance with Sandy so heck to the rest of the world”.

Also. What makes you think we know Sandy’s background?

TCB October 12, 2011, 6:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #185363

I love how Mike gets that sorry look on his face despite what a complete and utter CREEP he made himself out to be prior. I mean yeah I know Lucy’s kinda responsible for half the tension that went on between them Mike’s not helping his own case either. Frankly they’re both idiots but I’m seeing the biggest change in character in Mike with how alienated and how dickish Mike’s been toward her ever since. At least try and be there for her as a friend you twit! Again I love how he gets that look like he’s sorry, you had your chance Mike and you went and chose to avoid it. Promptly I might add. You don’t get to BE sorry after you’ve pretty much gone several chapters AFTER your little blow out and make her out to be some kind of ****ing leach, yeah she’s going through a tough time but ya know what? At least SHE’S going through a bit of development as a person even if it ain’t the best type of development. To be frank, I like Lucy and frankly I think it’d be better that she not be with anybody. Not because her and relationships don’t mix but rather cause she does a lot better on her own as a character in my eyes, Mike on the other hand can go take a flying leap off a friggin’ cliff at this point. Other than that long *** rant awesome page ^w^

Bootz October 12, 2011, 6:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #185364

Gime me and giveth it seems …

El legendario October 12, 2011, 6:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #185366

I like waffle s oh ya *im random* :question: now im sad D:now im mad i like hot dogs!!!!! Furious Abbey

ello mates October 12, 2011, 6:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #185367

@ello mates
You’re not funny, kindly shut up.

Also, dat perspective.

Noble October 12, 2011, 6:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #185368

This comic isn’t fun any more! I demand as a reader that that changes. I say Sandy should see logic and break it off with mike and Lucy should get mike because this is starting got end up like Romeo and Juliet. Next thing you know, Mike or Lucy is going to try to kill them selves….this comic is seriously messing with my zen thing here. It’s breaking my heart even though I know it’s not real….right?

Garek October 12, 2011, 7:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #185369

mikes to blinded by a elementry school crush…..or he’s an IDIOT.

Boo October 12, 2011, 7:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #185370

@Garek Then stop reading you little *****. She’s making it interesting and different. Go reread the old chapters if you care so much. Taeshi doesn’t need to listen to your “demands”.

Lyraiz October 12, 2011, 7:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #185372

Touch a soft soft spot? ‘: / in the words of a cool guy: “critical hit”…now tell me who said that.

Garek October 12, 2011, 7:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #185373

AUGHHHHH. THE DRAMA. Lololol.Hahaha I love it(: I do wish there will be one little moment when mike regrets everything. I would love to see him get all sad and realize what a huge mistake he made, and then for Augustus to come in and Lucy decides she likes him. You know how amazing that would be?? Hahahahhahahahaha.

kalipinky42 October 12, 2011, 7:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #185374

Me and Mike are going to have a “talk” later on.

joefox October 12, 2011, 7:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #185375

i’m really starting to dislike mike. like i know he has sandy and yeah no one can blame him for being in love but like the dude is turning into an *******. it seems like lucy isnt even talking to him but hes being a jerk either way

T_T October 12, 2011, 7:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #185376

Love lucys expression on panel 4 :D

Kaleb October 12, 2011, 7:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #185377

Taeshi said before the BCB was never meant to be a humor comic :I And as a reader, you really have no right to demand that changes. Just because your reading something and it’s not going the way you want it to, doesn’t mean you can change the whole plot. And frankly, if you thought this was supposed to be a fun or happy or funny comic, I think this is the wrong comic for you. It’s mainly drama and somewhat real life struggles. Hence the name: Bittersweet Candy Bowl

DarkCrystal828 October 12, 2011, 7:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #185378

I don’t know why, but I reeeeeeaaaaaalyyyyyy like Lucy in panel 5. Like she’s looking at him because he said something stupid. But I really like her in that panel.

Ari October 12, 2011, 7:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #185379

There is a saying that I can’t exactly translate. It says that “who disdains wants to buy it” Either Mike’s being a jerk for free or he’s trying to repel his feelings for Lucy so hard he can’t even be nice to her anymore. Once she freaks out he’ll break. I guess… But I miss the old nonsense jokes and part of the “ayoo beam” thingy. I used to laugh more and care less about the drama D:

DarkRiver October 12, 2011, 7:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #185380

Neh, I have to say, this new art style does not appeal to me at all. One of the biggest things is that their faces just seem…shrunken? I dunno. More compacted somehow. There are other things, other little details. But it seems to lack the old softness.

Expressions seem more limited too.

Rasputin October 12, 2011, 8:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #185381

I used to like Mike, but now he’s a total Jerk Face!
Gawd. What is wrong with him??!!


Ice-Flower October 12, 2011, 8:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #185382

Mike: First off stop being an @$$ to Lucy…we all know you have Sandy but that is no reason to be a total mean to her! She is actually giving you what you want and your being an @$$ hole Mad Lucy
And where is Abbey when you need him to write a detention slip….
And totally love Lucy’s expression in Panel 4 :love:

James October 12, 2011, 8:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #185383

Do kind of like the not random glaring, though. Things got less friendly with the confession. Probably just me, but Lucy keeping it in until he said something spiteful, provoking another to tell him her feelings, leading to guilt, had potential. Eh. Following the story. :x

Hoheh October 12, 2011, 8:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #185385

Lucy looks gorgeous in that fifth panel

Wisp October 12, 2011, 8:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #185386

They’re getting snowed in, and mike’s gonna have to deal with it. Calling it now.

Zerreth October 12, 2011, 8:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #185387

Good job on picking up on that Zerreth. I was wondering about that. Ah well what ever….maybe there will be a library scene where they hash things out….or maybe Sandy will be at the library with another guy and Mike and Lucy catch them and watch them in secret instead of doing their essay. And then Lucy gets ****** and confronts Sandy and Sandy turns out to not love Mike anymore and Mike is standing right neer them and hears the whole thing and becomes heart broken and then Lucy comforts him and then they have a secretive relationship together and have a hard time keeping it secret and events enisue and eventualy everybody else finds out…..

Please don’t do the exact opposite of along those lines just to spite me and prove me wrong…..please?

Garek October 12, 2011, 8:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #185388

his rudeness is realy making him my least favorite besides rape cat

kickash October 12, 2011, 8:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #185389

Probably one of my favorite pages yet, art-wise. C:

Aussie October 12, 2011, 8:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #185390

Awkwardness. :u

Also,we surpassed the 550 mark! Wooohooo! XD

Lionist October 12, 2011, 8:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #185391

Poor Lucy, why can’t she just end up with Paolo? He treats he so well!!! :love: Mike’s just a big insensitive turd

Silvia October 12, 2011, 9:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #185393


Peach October 12, 2011, 9:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #185394

of course she does go back to her ways to protect herself and he completely misses the sign… sadness :(

malaloman October 12, 2011, 9:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #185395

Hope there’s no kind of “power outage” at the library, too much snow….must snuggle….for warmth of course…

I love this story, also really good facial expressions.

Marik October 12, 2011, 9:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #185399

I think Mike has changed since new style started… before he was all ‘uguu’ like, but now he got more serious… I think its the yes or somethin’!

GREAT, DRAMA! by the way :)

Cata :3 October 12, 2011, 9:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #185402

Okay, now he’s just being a jerk for the heck of it.

ohm October 12, 2011, 10:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #185403

PAST SNOW!!! He’s gonna cheat on Sandy. HE’S GONNA CHEAT ON SANDY!!!

Pooba October 12, 2011, 10:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #185404

All in favor of seeing a @Thanatos BCB meme say aye, and then something relevant.
jk, really loving This page though, keep coming back to it, i think its the way Lucy’s expressions are portrayed in this page versus a couple of the earlier pages

Deuce Moose October 12, 2011, 10:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #185406

Its funny, Lucy just decided to be a jerk for the heck of it in panel 5, but no one notices that, I think it even made Mike sad and then he retaliated by not caring, but of course hes the bad guy. :O

Everyone be pounding on the Korat because he decides to be mad for like 1/100th of the time Lucy is mad at him during his lifetime. I guess its understandable since he isn’t handling the problem like an adult, but more like a child. But so is Lucy, moping and clinging to people is just as childish. Them two need to work out their issues :/

Most issues would be resolved if Lucy portrayed her emotions in a way that made her easier to figure out, but because she does so, Mike (one of the only people that don’t “get her”) is offended by it. But, that would make for a boring story, everyone loves Tsunderes and drama…right? D:

Sandvich October 12, 2011, 10:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #185407

wow since wen did mike sign up for the “Giant ***” club? Bcuz this is just aggravating…I mean, she hasnt even talked to you that much since that one time….*FLASHBACKINESSS….* yep she hasnt! So you MIKE, because of THIS kind of attitude, you are reducing in FANGIRLS! I doubt Sandy would be happy to see this…

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

Comment ID #185408

I feel bad for Lucy. She’s more or less gonna try her best to keep things professional, if anything, she’s gonna try to be at least friends with him again.

But I’d kinda like to see, something for when Lucy grows up a little more, and like be willing to prove she can go on on her own. By like, forcing herself to face her fears.

Vega October 12, 2011, 10:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #185409

Hello, I have a question, I’m new to the series and I don’t have time to read all the chapters, could any one tell me why Lucy and mike hate each other? Or could some one give me a chapter? Great work by the way!

Kayton October 12, 2011, 10:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #185411

I’ll just go ahead and say it since Mike is being too much of a ***** to do it. “Lucy, I’m sorry.”

Yehoshua October 12, 2011, 10:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #185413


Pauloizawsom October 12, 2011, 10:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #185415

Wow, and it’s snowing beautifully right now, way to kill the mood Mikie, but hey, you know what this calls for, unexpected plot development.

CTS4Kouhei October 12, 2011, 11:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #185420

Am I the only one wondering where yashi is? Or chirpy? Or blur? WTF?!

Cathy Cathy October 12, 2011, 11:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #185421

ugh this story is so depressing I don’t even feel like reading anymore. Lucy is in so much pain. Mike is such a douche. I hate this. Lucy I wish you’d write the paper alone and show Mike how much you don’t want to be around him too. But I know you won’t… -A-

Sleepyface October 12, 2011, 11:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #185422

I think we’re starting to see a change of Michael, starting with the last strip. Back when Lucy mentioned she loved him, you could tell a few strips later he had tons of inner turmoil going on, that he was torn on whether he wanted to be with Sandy, the person whom he was in a tough long distance relationship with, or Lucy, his childhood friend who, while having a tomboyish way of showing it, cared deeply for him, especially after he almost got himself killed.

After avoiding Lucy for a while, we’re starting to see him regret that decision. Panels 6 and 7 clearly show that. I think it’ll work out between them in the end, but we’ll see Mike go through a lot more inner turmoil and emotion before that happens.

Frisky October 12, 2011, 11:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #185425

@Frisky you put that so well, I love you bro XD <3

Sleepyface October 12, 2011, 11:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #185427

Diggin’ the look of this page. Before I forget, could you divulge any textures or brushes you use in your backgrounds. I’m trying to find stuff that’d work for me, but I’m having trouble.

Senor Pena October 13, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #185428

I miss Yashi and the other pets .___.

Skittz October 13, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #185429

I like Lucy’s look in panel 4.

?????? October 13, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #185430

Why is Mike so RUDE? Lucy clearly is upset and embarrassed about all this Furious Abbey

KeeweeBanana October 13, 2011, 1:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #185431

Omg she still wants to spend time with that ***. She said lets get it over with to see if he really didnt want to be around her and he answered wrong. Come on mike atleast read the air! And try to act nice.

DinR October 13, 2011, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #185432

What if doesn’t want to? What if he has feelings for her but won’t admit to them because he doesn’t want to choose?

Garek October 13, 2011, 1:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #185433

I have to say I really enjoyed the comic up until Lucy and Mike were fighting. I will respect the fact that it happened but now I am like the comic far less when I am no longer seeing them as the good friends they used to be, also kind of saddened that Mike basically said all that stuff about her and said he was just tired of it all. I liked the heart warming scenes between them and hope that can happen again. However it would be wise to not hold my breath methinks. ^_^ Good comic otherwise.

KPSquall October 13, 2011, 1:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #185434

The art on this page is PHENOMENAL. So far this has got to be my favourite style you’ve used.

pachycephalosaurus October 13, 2011, 2:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #185435

I don’t think everyone understands how Mike feels. Yes, Lucy is feeling left out and upset right now. Yes, he’s being a bit of a douche. But she’s been using him as a security blanket for his entire life, and her actions have caused him a lot of misery.
She can’t help her feelings, however Mike is already in a relationship, and he can’t help his feelings for Sandy. When she confessed to Mike, it did make things awkward, yes, however, he also received harassment off other people for his response.
Suffice to say, if Lucy wasn’t holding him back, he may have gotten over Sandy a long time ago, and moved to a healthy relationship with someone like Daisy.
In this particular comic, people are just looking at Lucy’s side to the story. Rather than understand that Mike’s outbreak did not go unprovoked.

CharmingRice October 13, 2011, 2:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #185436

I don’t know about Mike anymore. I thought of him as the ‘good guy’ in this comic, but looking back Paulo or even David would have done just as well or better if put in Mike’s spot. Now he just comes off as an insensitive (insert bad stuff here) with a victim complex and I hope he realizes it when there aren’t any girls chasing him when he needs a re-bound after Sandy drops the relationship. Me-thinks Abbey needs to smack more sense into him!
Paulo seems like the true good guy here and I will keep hoping Lucy ends up with him when she figures out Mike isn’t the great guy everyone thinks he is!

Coyote October 13, 2011, 3:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #185437

@CharmingRice - Nobody’s saying that Mike was unprovoked. But he’s handled the situation terribly, he’s been so immature about everything and just expects that everyone will be happy with whatever he does - and when they’re not (e.g. Lucy after he said he didn’t like her back), he gets all pissy and defensive.
Sure, Lucy’s no angel, but he’s handled her actions in true ********* style and for that I’m on Lucy’s side here.

Ali October 13, 2011, 3:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #185439

I really think Mike should be a bit nicer, he’s going so far out of his way to avoid & ignore Lucy that he’s starting to crack.
…note the decent into madness:
*Mike likes Lucy (but does he really like her or is he just using her as a replacement)
*Lucy rejects Mike (cause she knows that Mike still has a thing for Sandy)
*Mike & Lucy have an awkward & competitive relationship
*Mike is in a committed relationship w/Sandy (only after Lucy made him realize that he still had feelings for her and also after Mike called Sandy to find out her feelings about him)
*Lucy confesses her feelings to Mike (after everyone’s meddling, and the summer where Mike almost died)
*Mike rejects Lucy (and gets royally ****** that Lucy turned to Paulo for comfort)…jealous much mike???
*Mike start being an a-hole & ignoring Lucy (did Daisy get this type of treatment when she practically dry-humped Mike at the carnival? No she didn’t)

@CharmingRice: if you remember from previous chapters that Mike had to be told by Lucy that he was spoken for. seriously, you need to reread chapter 20, Mike even says that he doesn’t have a girlfriend. and I would really like to see how Lucy was “holding” him back. Lucy was trying to protect herself from getting hurt by a guy she was in love with. Would you be comfortable accepting the advances or dating someone you knew was always thinking of someone else and imagining that you were that “other” person?

sorry for the long rant, I haven’t posted in a while

sen October 13, 2011, 5:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #185440

W00t, look at all these long comments. There is some FIRE going about for Mike and Lucy. I wish someone was able to wrap it up in a present that was easy for everyone to understand and agree on. Preferably one that shows that both Mike and Lucy are in the wrong.
YES, maybe Lucy should have been nicer to Mike.
YES, maybe Mike should just get over the past already.
YES, maybe we’re seeing too much of Lucy’s side.
YES, maybe we’re not seeing a lot of Mike’s side.
YES, maybe Lucy is trying to make it better while Mike seems to be making it worse.
YES, maybe she deserves and YES, maybe she doesn’t.

Everyone’s right, Mike is a d**k and Lucy was a b***h. He need to learn to forgive, and she needs to learn to not seeking comfort from guys. Maybe if she finally took up Sue’s offer of girl talk or whatever, maybe everyone would stop thinking she’s hungry for male attention.

DANG, this came out longer than I expected.

Missme October 13, 2011, 6:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #185441

Well……Mike kind of calmed down from two pages ago, but it seems as if he’s still an ***. *sigh* When is he going to stop being such a jerk?

thuiy October 13, 2011, 6:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #185443

Why so serious :question:

2tailed_fox October 13, 2011, 8:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #185444

Seems a lot of people don’t appreciate Mike right now, but I actually think it’s a good sign that he’s going so far out of his way to be mean to Lucy. It means he really still cares about her, one way or another.

Million October 13, 2011, 8:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #185445

I’m in hope that this chapter may end will for these two…

BellSprout October 13, 2011, 8:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #185448

i really want to see lucy and mike get together. :( mike is the only boy who understands her and can make her happy. this situation relates to my friends. but instead it’s a boy who acts like lucy. and a girl who is like mike. so i hope that mike and lucy solve thier issues and just talk about everything that has happened over the year. but even if they don’t get together i know that theyll find the right person. on a less gloomy note my friends and i really love bcb.

melanie a.k.a. melberry October 13, 2011, 10:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #185449

For those whining about the drama in the comic, nobody said it was a gag comic :U I’m not changing what I’m doing, so either stay tuned or go read another comic that will satisfy your tastes! (There’s plenty of really ace ones out there) Because BCB was never intended to be a humour comic, it’s a dramedy with the drama as the priority.

Also remember the time I drew happier chapters like the ones before and people complained about them being aimless? Can’t please anyone, but you fun-lovers had your chance ;) December will only get worse. Sorry!

Taeshi October 13, 2011, 10:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #185451

She’s right… Why do you guys complain a lot???

Ronyle143 October 13, 2011, 10:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #185453

I keep on finding ads for this on smackjeeves XD also awesome comic keep up the great work

Blackheart October 13, 2011, 11:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #185454

I’ll keep reading….I love drama stories….just not the poeple that get TOO ATATCHED to the main characters….some times you need to step back and take a breather befor you re-emers your self in the turbulent, toiling waters of drama and life…..

Garek October 13, 2011, 11:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #185455

I’m looking forward to what you have in store for this chapter. Art-wise, I like how simply you portray snow. It sounds like a dumb thing to say, but it’s very clean and nice - I’ve tried drawing snow and snowy footprints and it all just came out as a mess with lots of lines. Blocking in snow is a pleasing effect, so good job for a good technique. Panel five is great with the interchanges of white and light blue with the background and Lucy. Last panel’s snow foreshortening is nice, as well!

whoa October 13, 2011, 11:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #185456

I’m going to learn to hate Michael after this comic.

cracktastic October 13, 2011, 11:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #185457

damn you mike! you cock sucking dick headed douche bag motha ****ing ****!!! [this censord message was brought to you by ****er the only censory program that ruins your fun twice as much!]

edit: WHAT?! not all of it was censord!? but that ruins my fun!!! waaaahhhh…. well at least i kno what to say in the future

servare October 13, 2011, 11:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #185461

Mike’s such a turd

Indie October 13, 2011, 12:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #185464

Mike, you stupid *******. I will and shall learn to hate you. Poor Lucy, at least she tries to get along. I hope Sandy just like dumps that bitch! Furious Abbey

Everlasting October 13, 2011, 12:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #185465

nice page :D cant wait to see more from this chapter :3 but i was also wondering could anyone tell me where the book is shipping from?

derpysue October 13, 2011, 12:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #185466

I get he is supposed to be a little upset at her, but he is taking to the point of absolute hate-rage. On the page where he see’s her joking around with FF cat and gets annoyed its like he wants to see her suffer and if she doesn’t he’ll go on a rampage or something.

Pecker Fecker October 13, 2011, 1:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #185467

Poor Mike is getting so much hate in these posts. Even though he is being a bit jerky here how ELSE would he act? The love of his live is hundreds of miles away and he hasn’t seen her in years. Whenever he does try to bring her up everyone just pretends she’s imaginary or beasts about how it won’t work and to give up. His closest friend finally, out of the blue, decides to confess her love for him making everything AWKWARD. The guy is just confused. Being the “nice guy” that he is, he most likely doesn’t want to hang around Lucy, thinking it will only lead her on and give her hope. Since now he knows FOR CERTAIN she is into him. Even though it’s still breaking her heart. I hope it all works out!!

Shiningpearl October 13, 2011, 1:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #185468

shining pearl um… have you actually read the comic? MIKE HATES LUCY he was pretty much only her friend out of pity and the fact that she always hung around him so yeah he wants to see her suffer for all the years of pain and irritation she gave him i personally think he should be hit by a car to make him see sense i mean do you think perfect sandy will be buy his side cuz i dont oh well anyway lucy can do a million times better than crybaby mike

Keva October 13, 2011, 2:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #185469

I love the art on this chapter but i hope mike doesnt do anything douche

Ranjo October 13, 2011, 2:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #185470

well ive been defending mike for quite awhile now and even though i think he is being quite harsh on lucy now, he has only given he a couple months of grief while she has given him YEARS. but i do think that he should lighten up on lucy since she has seemed to changed to become more of a kinder friend should he choose to hang with her again. im not saying go out with but at least treat better then trash. overall though i feel that both sides are at fault and i choose to take a neutral stance overall.

Echo October 13, 2011, 2:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #185473

I agree with Echo.

Lolly October 13, 2011, 3:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #185479

Note to Taeshi: The fact that we are all very invested in the characters and are willing to argue about them demonstrates your excellent skills as a story writer.
Strong emotion Keva? / Everyone/
Basically I’ll be quoting sen but with some dates: with a idea that on one means to really seek revenge against another.

Mike has had some love for Lucy in the past, but it has been stretched out from the grades 6-9th. In conversations between Mike and Tess or Lilly, Mike recognizes he was an ******* in 3rd grade, and even apologies for it. In 7th Grade he even kisses Lucy, just to be rejected. Confrontation happens in 8th grade. (some time passes) Mike is a strong character but is still shy/awkward. [(as when Lucy told some random that she wasn’t going to the 8th grade dance. Mike never asked her because she said she didn’t want to go. The question is, would she still have said no if he had the nerves to ask? As we know, Mike didn’t ask her and just said now to all the main characters and randoms)] Then in the 8th grade summer, Mike was stupid, and went to a difference city looking for Sandy. (personal note: I kinda don’t think this a good example of anything. That chapter is really old and I believe Taeshi’s own ideas of all the character’s relationships have changed since then). Until 8-9th grade, Lucy was competitive with Mike, and during those years we see a increase of insults and put downs. Lucy basically told Mike that Sandy was his girlfriend. (lo’ Being told this and being insulted by a girl you are chasing really says, “you really don’t have a chance with me.) Lo and behold, that night, Mike called Sandy and became BF/GF. The real trouble come from Lucy, using Yashy to hid her discontent with Mike being in a relationship. Mike doesn’t have the permission of being happy or being true to himself. (which I guess could be argued whether if he ever was…) Then vacation happened. We all know that. Then Lucy’s confrontation of love, and rebound. Yup. Good stuff Taeshi.

My point wAs: Lucy didn’t handle things well in the past, and it was eating her alive. Between her fear of losing Mike before telling him that she loved him, and afterwards afraid of being hated. Now, we see Mike losing it after the Lucy’s final confrontation. Some of his friends have given him grief, and he doesn’t know what to do. He has new freedom in his life (Sandy), but he also lost a part of it (Lucy). He’s confused, has no real outlet of stress, and as a strong (foolishly strong, just as he though that he could always/ forced himself to be Lucy’s only shoulder) character, he is willing to let it all be bottled up in him. Point being (for rizzalz) that no one is trying to seek revenge on another for past pain. They just haven’t had enough life experiences to talk stuff out. Mike is slipping up with angst, and self anguish. He doesn’t know what to do, and is trying to do what seems easiest. Hid the pain, and maybe it will go away. (He must learn that doesn’t work, as most of us readers, already know.) He’s going to explode again, just like last page, but worse. O’d the tension, O’d dat angst. O’d ta love. (Its just 10th grade gals and guys, what will happen next year, XD )
Ok: this is my post for the season. I’ll go back into hiding now.

Vanvoltra October 13, 2011, 3:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #185481

NOOOO!!!! its the last comic ;_;

DemonWolf October 13, 2011, 4:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #185482

wow Lolly….are you a sychologist or councelor? that was really deep and logical at the same time…..or have you been makeing charts and graphs in the back row corner desk and heh’ing under your breath at how amazeing your presentation would be when you did it……

Garek October 13, 2011, 4:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #185483

I completly agree with Vanvoltra. U can understand y mike is mad. Spending years liking a girl who only taunted him or insulted him and wouldn’t let him kiss her would **** any guy off. By the time he says **** this, lucy starts to like him. Its not so much she likes him as far as he’s the only person at the time lucy could count on and she couldn’t lose that. When Mike rejected her, she was destroyed yet i think it was good for her. By being dumped she grew as a person, she is now closer to her other friends that she forgets r her friends. While i tottaly think mike is in the right to be mad and resentful, cause lets be honest here, he realy was good to her and put up with a lot; I don’t think that gives him the right to treat her like she is nothing either. He’s not being the better man. Lucy is growing and it does bug mike sometimes to see her better off. Its not fair for him to give her grief if she hangs with another cat. At the end of the day they both need to grow up. Lucy needs to give him space……..this essay they gotta do together isn’t helping Taeshi :P Good set up by the way can’t wait to c how they go at it. And Mike needs to stop attacking her with all these outbursts. So!…..Llucy needs to learn its not love its a cat that she uses as a security blacket, and mike needs to learn that its ok to stand up for yourself but u don’t get to make the other person who is very self contous feel like ****…be the better man mike! Er….Cat! U haven’t been lately. Lucy u better fight it out with him in that library! Thats all i gotta say 8-D

JustSomeCritic October 13, 2011, 4:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #185484

this set up provides so much opening for more drama, go for it Teashi! Also, I really like how the characters are growing. You can actually see it physically too, with the body types of the characters, which is alot for an artist, so kudoes on that.

A powerful connection still remains between these two, Mike seems to just have trouble accepting it, or else he wouldn’t have been automatically thinking of Lucy when names were being called. He, on one side, feels he HAS to take care of her, and be her “security blanket”, but the other half resents this fact because he’s tired of what Lucy is to him, what she does to him. If he’d accept the friendship, and just leave it at that, I’m certain Lucy would be content with that, because that’s all she really wants it seems. Even if she did love him, she understands she can’t have him because his heart belongs to Sandy.

In conclusion, this is a triangle that needs to end for there to be peace. Of course… this comic wouldn’t exist if that were to happen, now would it. heh heh.

Keep it up Tae-chan!

tony October 13, 2011, 5:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #185486

I foresee a snowball fight. I see Lucy throwing a snowball at Mike and Mike’s gonna have a flashback to a winter back during better days. This will very likely be a transition point for the two of them.
It will either go well and maybe Lucy will have ‘her’ Mike back or it will go badly and Lucy will accidentally cause Mike to hate her forever.

Fayt October 13, 2011, 5:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #185487

Hahaha, I prefer the comic this way. Just saying.

Missme October 13, 2011, 6:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #185488

For the last few months I’ve pretty much been hoping Mike would realize how great of a friend he had in Lucy… Even if he can’t return her affection, he could at least show her the time of day and let her know that he wasn’t going to just vanish and leave her on her own. Instead, he’s been doing the exact opposite in treating her like she’s a worthless vagrant that just won’t leave him alone.

What ever happened to the Mike that used to jump out and made a fool of himself whenever Lucy showed up? Whatever happened to the Mike that had great personal time with the type of friend most people would kill to have? What ever happened to the mike that nearly got himself killed to save Lucy?

The only thing that’s kept me on the ropes about this new Mike was the fact Lucy couldn’t let him go. At least then there was the chance he could freaking wake up and realize he’s been the $6,000,000 douche to her! I know she’s only putting up a front, but if Lucy’s actually gotten to the point that she thinks he’s so unreachable that she can actually put on an air of indifference like that… then he’s broken her heart enough.

Until he does something to make up for all these comics, Mike’s dead to me. Mad Lucy

Rain October 13, 2011, 7:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #185489

Why are people posting five paragraph essays as comments? There’s a forum for that y’know.

OneLonelyPickle October 13, 2011, 7:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #185490

Who cares…. I love reading them… :P

Ronyle143 October 13, 2011, 8:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #185492

(Mike is a sure fire way to attract trolls…)

Well, I’m enjoying this, seeing as he’s likely to learn a lesson on humility…

Or not. He is pretty dense.

Welgaea October 13, 2011, 8:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #185493

It’s upsetting because I’ve caught up with the backlog of comics I had to read, now I’ll have to add this one to my “once a month or so” list along with so many other good ones… I wonder when I last checked DMFA…

James October 13, 2011, 8:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #185495

Paragraphs r fun on occashion. As long as we don’t abuse them and say something nice about what we c. :P Love the new art lucy just looks better and better and mike looks slick for a d$%k

JustSomeCritic October 13, 2011, 9:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #185497

awww poor Lucy :(

Ariese October 13, 2011, 9:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #185498

OneLonelyPickle: If people want to debate in the comments section, there is nothing wrong with that. There is no rule against the amount of text you can write, so people can write whatever the heck they want.

As long as they’re on topic, I’m game.

Taeshi October 13, 2011, 9:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #185499

HEY whatever happened to the school play!? I wanted to see it D:

Sleepyface October 13, 2011, 9:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #185501

Hmm I’ve been commenting on this one a lot, sorry guys haha. But I was just thinking, just kinda wanted to touch on some comments I’ve seen on this fantastic page.

I find it kind of annoying when people keep saying ‘yay now you can be friends~ work it out~’ about Lucy and Mike and … honestly guys if you were in this position? IF you were in love with a guy and they chose someone else over you would you honestly stay? Or if you’d been attracted to your friend who was an ******* to you, just to have her say she liked you right when you were stable with your gf again? Why would you want that drama? This person has hurt you so much, I think it’s better to keep your self-respect, and say ‘hey no, you aren’t allowed to treat me like this and keep me in your life. It doesn’t mean I don’t love you, but I love myself too.’

I just find staying would be kind of a disservice to yourself and your feelings. I think the fact Lucy is staying away is making her stronger. I am liking this new side to her. I want to see her become a bit more self-reliant and see some more Mike guilt. Like ‘oh **** maybe she is changing and I’ve been kind of an *******.’ Although Mike does have a point. I wouldn’t want to be stuck with someone I don’t want to be around.

Basically both of them , and everyone have a right to feel their own feelings. So we shouldn’t really get too mad at Mike without remembering his side. (Even if he seems extremely rude and cruel right now)

Lucy is growing up and I hope she realizes she doesn’t need Mike, and Mike will either feel he made the right decision or regret it. I hope for his sake he does. Or else if he regrets it- I think their will be so much ANGST. Even more than the suffocating levels now. I am actually liking the complication of this series now. Cool cool

Sleepyface October 13, 2011, 10:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #185502

Damn it, Mike! Stop being so mean to Lucy!

Even if she deserves it!

Nora Marie October 13, 2011, 10:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #185504

@Sleepyface, AAAAMEEEEN. *waving hands*

Missme October 13, 2011, 10:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #185506

@Sleepyface: I know right?! I wanted to see Lucy sing on stage in front of everyone. :( Plus, I thought the chapter for the play might be the turn-around for Mike and Lucy’s relationship or something … idk. :/

Ayami October 13, 2011, 10:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #185507

I started reading about one year ago. so far the comic has managed to proceed almost 2 months, almost. I guess good progression actually takes time author’s end and patience on the reader’s part. The pacing is slow, but that is just how the comic needs to be.

Good work author

lolwut October 13, 2011, 10:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #185509

@Sleepyface Totally agree with you. Like you, im guessing you’ve been in one of those two situation, i have as well… it’s not fun :unsure: . i still kinda hope they’ll end up together or at least become friends again.

ThatOtherMichael October 13, 2011, 10:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #185511


/slow applause
It’s a beautiful thing, seeing lucy overcome her reliance and stride towards independence, and I think it’s healthier for the both of them.
I might just become a fan of her again. B)

poopsitter fartnanny October 13, 2011, 11:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #185513

#Random it would be awesome if Bitter Sweet Candy Bowl came to NYC Comic Con this year =(

dogdayz October 13, 2011, 11:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #185515

@sleepyface amen brother

BLAzE October 13, 2011, 11:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #185516

Call me an idiot but just noticed that there are 40!… 40 pages! holy d*mn that’s going to take some time.

cracktastic October 13, 2011, 11:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #185518

Pillow talk was longer

anonymous2 October 13, 2011, 11:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #185519

@Sleepyface— Wow. Well said! :D

Flara October 14, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #186000

Lucy Doesn’t Deserve Mike Cause She’s Such A Bitch

MarshMallowCoffee October 17, 2011, 5:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #186775

i hate this one :O and mike :unsure:
and mostly :D <<< shady

PauloXLucy October 24, 2011, 8:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #187903

GAHH Mike, do you HAVE to be an *** now that Lucy isn’t to you?

Harris012 November 1, 2011, 9:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #202750

Stop improvising Lucy. Mike still ignores her even after she resorts to improvising. Mad Lucy

RanmaSaotome December 25, 2011, 12:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #232525

Woah Mike, cool yo tits. Ain’t no reason ta be dickin,

AniJay November 8, 2012, 10:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #243168

any crap Mike gets in this chapter, I feel he’s going to earn by being king douche bag

SimonD April 16, 2013, 8:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #268420

Mike is the ultimate drama queen.

Tails November 28, 2013, 12:20 PM EST.

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