69. At Loose Ends, page posted 2/6/12

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Veronica: Funny how the comments for the last page thought Daisy was whinging about MIke. PROVED YOU WRONG HUH

daisy get over that ***** for sandy geez

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Comment ID #208041

Sandy gets real fixated on mike.

infantry56 February 6, 2012, 2:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #208042

Well damn

Whoadere February 6, 2012, 2:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #208043

lol guess i was wrong about mike being who shes thinking of
yay top 3

Blackheart February 6, 2012, 2:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #208044

I wonder if they still even talk. Maybe Daisy should confront her for being so forgetful of her friends?

Leo February 6, 2012, 2:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #208045

Aww, Daisy… See? This is why no one likes Sandy. >:c Points for Daisy not being Mike obsessed. I love you Daisy~<3

RC February 6, 2012, 2:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #208046

Indeed you did Taeshi… she seems pretty upset… but wasnt it said that Sandy didn’t even remember Daisy?

Coda February 6, 2012, 2:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #208047


Grace February 6, 2012, 2:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #208048

Curse you taeshi you decicetful goddess umong comic makers

taro February 6, 2012, 2:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #208051

Daisy, you are officially no longer my most hated character c:

Why hello there Mikie. You can just sit in that chair right there. Yes, the one with the bear trap on it.

Meeps February 6, 2012, 2:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #208052

I dunno if Paulo means it in this way, but the whole “keeping up the illusion” thing is something I can agree with. Not seeing someone for half a decade can really delude one’s senses. I can only imagine how satisfyingly that relationship would crash and burn. Or satisfyingly cripple my willing suspension of disbelief that it succeeds.

Also, Daisy….it was like third grade. I barely even remember my third grade friend’s names! People move on >>

I have a name? February 6, 2012, 2:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #208053

Woah, emotionallllll~

zac February 6, 2012, 2:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #208055

I still like listening to Paulo argue with Mike. Some comedy this comic retained.

Lake February 6, 2012, 2:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #208056

Boy, u had me fooled taeshi!!! Hahaha :D

Redeneck February 6, 2012, 2:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #208057

And here I thought that this would cause some drama between Daisy and Abbey… I guess not. :) I’m glad Daisy’s such a good girl. It would hurt Abbey even more if she was going to whine about Mike after he’s already upset about his mom.

omgfruits February 6, 2012, 2:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #208058

Thought so! And I gotta say I love Paulo here! Lightening up the mood. He just can’t do drama.

@Coda. You might be thinking of the relationship chart. It says Sandy doesn’t remember Lucy and that Daisy and Sandy used to be best friends.

Justmyopinion February 6, 2012, 2:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #208060

I want SO bad… that Sandy gets shot…. -___-

Nadss February 6, 2012, 2:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #208061

I still have no love for Sandy…but I do feel bad for Daisy…

On pins and needles here! Keep the good story going!

Unorez February 6, 2012, 2:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #208063

I dunno I think it’s kind of stupid that he needs a ticket to go see Sandy. :Y
Paulo is rad.

Phantom February 6, 2012, 2:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #208065

I know how Daisy is feeling….i had experienced the same emotions a week ago :(

:D February 6, 2012, 2:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #208066

Ah Taeshi tricking us once again dang you lol :)
I agree with you Phantom.

Curo February 6, 2012, 3:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #208067

I feel bad for Daisy… But if this was me, my Mom would say “The phone works both ways.”

Jax February 6, 2012, 3:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #208068

awwww daisy.

i don’t like sandy, she isn’t that nice, she doesn’t mean to but she is kinda selfish.

bigdogstan February 6, 2012, 3:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #208069

What days do the comics come out?
I’m new so I don’t know a lot of things right now about BCB. but I’m glad that I read all 69 chapters in 1 day :)

YjE February 6, 2012, 3:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #208070

YjE: Monday, Wednesday, Friday. (the update schedule is on the top of the page)

Taeshi February 6, 2012, 3:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #208071

Oh man. Major bro points for sure, Daze. I love how Mike’s all Serious-Offended to when he used too only get Semi-Offended. Lighten up a little, eh? You’re* going to go see yur waifu -_-

DeValt & Whittaker February 6, 2012, 3:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #208072

I like this foreshadowing of DaisyxSandy.

Yappy February 6, 2012, 3:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #208073

I got the odd feeling that the Next chapters going to be Mike and Sandy related. Or something too bridge it AND THEN the chapter…. They’re going to accidentally bonk aren’t they?!

Extendo Mags February 6, 2012, 3:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #208074

Poor Daisy. And yay Abbey for being mature and understanding. So loving. #^_^#

I can’t wait to see Sandy, to be honest. There’s a lot of speculation but I would really like to see some definite to MikexSandy. Living out of your head is all fine and good but you gotta face the music sooner or later, Mikie.

And why hasn’t anyone ask where’s Lucy? Mad Lucy

On another note, I can’t believe I was half crazy waiting for update this time around. D: This is dangerously addictive! Aaa.

Marion February 6, 2012, 3:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #208075

I wish people would give Sandy a chance, lol. I don’t understand how one can hate a character that hasn’t even made a post time appearance. Is this like when a friend’s crush has a girlfriend? And you auto-hate her because she’s not part of ‘the group’s and she’s ruining the dynamic?

May February 6, 2012, 3:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #208076

Awww Daisy. Your reactions are so cute.

Nekotic February 6, 2012, 3:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #208077

daisy you shouldn’t be upset…. I know she ment a lot to you but it appears to me she’s not a true friend… if she was, she would of call you and invite you to see her….

Leen619 February 6, 2012, 3:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #208078

@May: Sandy’s cool. Mike doesn’t deserve her. Or anyone.

Yep, I’m one of Mike haters.

Dorten February 6, 2012, 3:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #208079

i just read every entry up until now
and im probably going to sink into depression because ill have to wait for my comics now instead of binge reading like always


Ryan February 6, 2012, 3:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #208080

Bravo, you fooled me completely

JetFire February 6, 2012, 3:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #208081

Sandy is just a bizzatch to all involved, that’s all. Mikey’s got some sort of crazy Stockholm syndrome going, I hope it blows up in his face, cuz he’s got it bad.

That and I’m still GRRR about how he treated Lucy.

i unno, some guy February 6, 2012, 4:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #208082

Oh, nice monday twist. Bet you were laughing at us all weekend, weren’t you?

And what do you mean Sandy’s been treating Mike bad, some guy? The few times we’ve seen her, they’d both been treating each other rather nicely! Even her convincing Mike not to like Lucy anymore was done out of worry and concern.

She does have a tendancy to forget people that aren’t Maishul, though (she forgot who Lucy was before), and now she seems to have forgotton all about Daisy… Can’t blame her for being miffed.

Bugle February 6, 2012, 4:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #208083

Maybe Daisy is being too sensitive, but it does seem kind of odd that, even though it was like third grade. Sandy still kept in contact with Mike, since they were crushing or whatever. But not keep in contact with someone who was suppose to be her best friend. And it’s not like Daisy has a choice of forgetting about Sandy, since she’s still friends with Mike.

Might be better explained when Sandy actually makes an appearance interacting with one of the main characters. Just one of course, she might not be interested in meeting the group. Probably would be, “Don’t have time, the little time I have is for you.” Or something completely different. This comic seems to have it’s share of surprises.

Curious1 February 6, 2012, 4:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #208084

Hahaha nobody likes anything about this relationship.
Good luck, Mike.

Gosh. I remember all the politics that came with getting a boyfriend. /sigh/

Spladle of Doom February 6, 2012, 4:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #208085

I knew it wasn’t so simple! I knew it had to be Sandy’s friendship instead!

I laughed at your commentary so hard, Taeshi.

Mike ain’t the center of the BCB universe, people.

Clearly it is Sandy that the BCB universe revolves around!


Biblioholic February 6, 2012, 4:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #208086

This can go down many different roads.. But the one direction I hope this arc goes to is having everything blow up in Mikes face. Because… He deserves it…. dick…

packers848848 February 6, 2012, 4:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #208087

I’m more impressed that other people called it on Friday than I am butthurt about me getting it wrong.

Xiface February 6, 2012, 5:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #208088

XDWe all(maybe) have been tricked…nice.
Anyway about this page
Sandy didn’t tell her about her arrival…that kinda sucks for an old bestfriend

SGRTC February 6, 2012, 5:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #208089

I just have to say that I love Daisys face in the fourth panel. Since she is one of Mikes close friends, I think that he must have mentioned her at least once while talking to Sandy on the phone : /

PuffyCream February 6, 2012, 5:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #208090

Thought so :3 Sandy is a bitch… Just saying >.>

Silvere February 6, 2012, 5:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #208091

Paulo tries to deny the existence of Sandy…

Mike disapproves of this.

Perhaps Paulo tries to as well deny that Sandy would go for Mike instead of him.

Clearly the ship that holds the solution to MikexLucy is PauloxSandy?

eny s February 6, 2012, 5:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #208092

Why is everything surrounding Mike’s life? Mike sucks.

Marucat! February 6, 2012, 5:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #208093

Putting aside author-induced hate for Mike(which seems like setup to hurt him deeply), Sandy has almost no fault(yet) other than bad memory, unable to remember who Lucy was. Making Mike stop Lucy abuse was natural from info she was fed. With her schedule, she rarely has time for friends(used to write to Mike once few months), and well, she would rather write to him than Daisy, so with work she cut almost all old ties.
Might be better this way, because if two of them still kept in touch, she would have either to share limited free time after show between friend and boyfriend, or just not invite one of them.
Hating her is like hate for video games, they may be reason why someone does bad things, but they’re not to blame here.

Almost no fault, as I’m always ticked off by people constantly using their self-invented nicknames. It’s like you’re too stupid to learn how to say it correctly.

qq February 6, 2012, 5:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #208094

Sandy ruins a lot of things, doesn’t she?

Meiko February 6, 2012, 6:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #208097

Despite what everyone says about Abbey, here is an example of why I like him so much. Evidently, he is upset about his mum, but is internally dealing with it to keep the air of a good time. He, instead of moping (although originally that was his plan, but let’s let that slide) goes out and has a good time not only with Daisy, but with his other friends in the main cast, including Mike, whose morals clash with his own. And then when his girlfriend gets upset for something which is in comparison petty, he does not get angry and complain about how bad he has it. Instead, he shows genuine worry and care for the girl he loves.

Also, incredibly happy to see Daisy annoyed about Sandy, not Mike. I really like this relationship. It is one of the few, normal ones in the BCB world.

Stilbini February 6, 2012, 6:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #208098


I thought like… Whatever.

Poor Daisy, that would suck.

Jackie February 6, 2012, 6:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #208099

Well I honestly didn’t expect that. At least it’s not predictable.

Fsjal February 6, 2012, 6:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #208100

So, that’s not Daisys still-kinda-want-mike-face, it’s daisys butthurt face.
Makes sense, I suppose, with the sandy info we’ve been given.
And who, exactly, is the person behind Paulo?

Curtisimo - S.A.D.

Curtisimo February 6, 2012, 6:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #208101

huh, has Paulo always been taller than Mike?

tron28 February 6, 2012, 6:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #208102


alfie the artick fox February 6, 2012, 6:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #208103

Heh, called it XD

kiba February 6, 2012, 7:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #208104

I smell a plot twist

Rainbow vomit February 6, 2012, 7:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #208105

Derpy looking Abbey in the second last panel.

Mila February 6, 2012, 7:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #208106

Missing Lucy (since she’s really the only reason I read this comic. lol) <3

But I think Daisy is over reacting…
Even though I’m no Sandy fan I feel that I must speak up on her behalf on this one. They WERE best friends. Past-tense. Since they are no longer best friends she has no obligation to tell Daisy she’s coming to visit.

At least from my understanding they don’t seem to be in contact anymore… or maybe I missed something. (If I did feel free to correct me.)
And if that’s indeed the case, they aren’t even really friends anymore. They are now back to the acquaintance stage. However, if she and Sandy still do talk (and I did miss something), then okay… she can be butt hurt over it. Otherwise, suck it up and realize your not the center of other people’s world.
Personally, this is why I find Daisy so annoying.

Lunacy February 6, 2012, 7:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #208107

Dammit. I was hoping Daisy would be feeling bad for Lucy.
Apparently not.
I mean, I understand why Daisy would be a little miffed that Sandy had apparently completely forgotten her and everyone else (except “Maishul” of course, blech), but still!

Ali February 6, 2012, 7:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #208108

You know, Daisy is sorta right, if she’s only gonna be around for a short period of time, she could have invited everyone she used to know ^.^

CTS4Kouhei February 6, 2012, 7:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #208109

Yes, taeshi, you certainly did. Hats off, ma’am

Dext February 6, 2012, 7:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #208110

@Mila I saw that too! Aha :P

And I’m wondering if Daisy was as good as friends with Sandy as Micheal, not exactly a plot twist, just some old things back in the comic coming back, exactly what I love about comics rather then completely forgetting about events that happened in the past >.> Poor Daisy :(

Also Teashi, no mean to point and laugh, but you did a pretty bad job on Abbey’s eyes in nearly every panel. :P

Yorky February 6, 2012, 7:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #208111

See what you do Sandy?

mdg245 February 6, 2012, 8:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #208112

@I have a name?

Yeah, people move on but wouldn’t you at least remember someone you considered a best friend?

If I recall correctly, that’s how it was between the two.

Schrödinger February 6, 2012, 8:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #208113

Man someone should definetly talk to Mike about Lucy (Like maybe Paulo or Lili). I WANNA SEE SOME LOVE HERE!!

Alex February 6, 2012, 8:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #208114

I started reading BCB 5 days ago, and got up to here. Love it 8-D
Anyway, possible breakup imminent (for mike and sandy)?
(hope I’m actually not spoiling anything that much for real)

IrnAngl February 6, 2012, 8:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #208115

Remember the fact that most of Sandy’s third grade year was spent being fixated on Mike. They were young, and she pretty much stopped spending time with Daisy after that. Afterwards, Mike and Sandy kept contact through letters, but contact with Daisy stopped, so it’s not COMPLETELY IRRATIONAL to say that Sandy doesn’t remember her. It’s been years, and just because Daisy remembers doesn’t mean Sandy will.

Tsukaiz February 6, 2012, 8:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #208116

Knew it! Daisy doesn’t give a crap about Mike, she’s upset that she can’t see her old friend.

I’m starting to think Sandy and Mike really are the perfect couple. After all, neither one cares about people who they once considered friends.

Spirit February 6, 2012, 8:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #208117

Awwwww…. Daisy =( That really hurts u__u Pooie. =c

Aquati February 6, 2012, 8:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #208118

This is not going to end welll…

Jack Silvermoon February 6, 2012, 8:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #208119

it’s cute seeing how short Daisy is in comparison with Abbey, I like the last panel of the two together. I had completely forgotten Daisy n’ Sandy were friends, lol, I thought she was upset about Mike, too. can’t really take Daisy’s >3< face seriously in the 6th panel, I dunno if that was also meant to be cute or something, but it’s an awkward face for the mood of this setting.

rishi-chan February 6, 2012, 8:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #208122

Seriously, though, I do like Abbey’s actions here. As Stilbini observed, he’s still upset about his mother, and yet when his girlfriend is feeling hurt over something relatively trivial, he puts his own issues aside and tries to comfort her instead.

IRL, we’ve got a family saying of “no simultaneous crises.” You’d quickly go mad if you try to take on everyone’s worries and problems at once; instead, you find the person most in need at this moment, and help them first.

It seems to work.

Yappy February 6, 2012, 8:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #208124

At this point I hate to say it but anyone who is a Lucy fan (including myself) is waiting for all of this to blow up I’m mikes face. I just want to see him realize that she isn’t as perfect a he remembers and that he’s been a butt to a friend who granted does mess up (although mike has messed up too) takes care of him and would do anything for him including hurting herself for his sake.

Robin February 6, 2012, 8:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #208125

That Sandy It’s the called “Friend” Dont she?

Xen February 6, 2012, 9:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #208127

I have to admit, I thought she was upset about Mike still. Poor Daisy…
I really dislike this Sandy chick. Watch, she’ll end up being the biggest bitch of them all, and have influenced Mike or something-and over the phone she seems sweet, but she’s really a subtle passive-aggressive manipulative bitch or something.

Krystique February 6, 2012, 9:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #208128

Maan, that is sooo a foreshadow to how well this meeting with sandy is going to go. I mean its bitter sweet candy bowl, its sweet they are meeting, bitter reality is soo going to creep in :D

Silverxphoenix February 6, 2012, 9:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #208129

That sweater does an excellent job of making Abby far less TERRIFYING

Huh? February 6, 2012, 9:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #208130

puke…..whining all about sandy….is no one getting sick of this ?? :P

thathurts.good? February 6, 2012, 9:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #208131

Sad ears are sad. When will there be happy ears?! When, I ask?!

akipolies February 6, 2012, 9:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #208132

Too bad I have nothing to say-Oh wait I do: Mike prove Paulo wrong once and for all!

Starkeyblade February 6, 2012, 9:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #208133

Uhh ohh, I think some one is forgetting how long it has been, that this is an event with a limited number of expensive tickets, or that she her self hasn’t made any initiative to get in touch either.

really has anyone considered that sandy’s mother is a dominating business woman? I bet Sandy feels pressured to spend every moment of free time on school and work.


keios February 6, 2012, 10:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #208134

Well, this one turned out like I thought… Nice page btw. Loving the artwork, especially Daisy’s expressions. Sorry about the robbery though…

I just checked the about page and found out the ending… I couldn’t have it another way :P I think I already see how everything is gonna end but so does the half of the readers.

Keep up the good work and don’t get discouraged!

sayi50 February 6, 2012, 10:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #208135

Furious Abbey Im really getting sick of all this Sandy stuff… Mad Lucy

I February 6, 2012, 10:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #208136

Now I’m just as excited to Sandy as Mike. With all this talk about her and anticipation building, I must know how the meeting between the two will proceed! Poor Daisy… to find out one of her best childhood friends kinda forgot about her… Everyone is getting annoyed at Sandy, but she’s probably oblivious to what is going on with anyone but Mike. After all, she pretty much only talks to Mike, and I can kind of understand that, she just wants to talk to someone she loves, still, I suppose it would be nice of her to drop a line to old friends now and again.

@Suitcase or @Taeshi:
Any news on the burglary? I have my fingers crossed for you guys!

Xenos February 6, 2012, 11:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #208137

Heh. Daisy has a ***** for Sandy. Lol.

Still, point remains Valid: Daisy, turn her back on Lucy, for Mike and Sandy, who only seem to care about each other?

I’m not taking that bet.

Edit: Burgalry? You guys okay?

Anonymous One February 6, 2012, 11:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #208138

You did prove me wrong

elinn February 6, 2012, 11:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #208139

Where is Lucy!!!!!!!!!!!!

naga February 6, 2012, 11:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #208140

luuuucy~~~ wer r u? ( I woke up 1 am this morning to cheek dis page… D: 2bad stil not der )

shaze February 6, 2012, 11:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #208141

Aww…this page hit home with me. I’m aromantic(incapable of romantic love), so when friends decide to completely abandon me for a boyfriend because “it’s different” it really stings. Especially since just a few days ago my best friend of five years forgot my birthday… ._.

Styrofoam February 6, 2012, 11:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #208142

I know the feeling when your friend ignores you because of her boyfriend.

And it sucks.

Jeev February 6, 2012, 11:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #208143

Somehow, I had a dream that Mike will meet Sandy again along with the rest of them and…and…I was there too!!! OMG.. 8-D

But aside from that, This is the first dream I had of BCB~

NekoFan February 6, 2012, 12:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #208144

And this is why nothing will play out as Mike believes. He can’t even see he’s ignoring everyone for Sandy, who’s ignoring everything for Mike. Sure the 2 have each other, but they’re shunning the rest of their lives as well. On top of this, considering it’s merely High School love, the odds of it lasting are pretty low.
Don’t even realize what they are doing…
At this rate I somewhat wonder, Lucy and the others the leads, and Mike is somewhat of an antagonist(not going to say villain cause no one is taking over the world or any jazz like that), the character that essentially proves to be an obstacle for the leads to overcome, that generally bring them down. Antagonists don’t always have to be like FF Cat, sometimes they can be your friends too, who simply grow out of you and you need to grow out of them.

Arc February 6, 2012, 12:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #208145

I hope that at least one person thinks about Lucy. I am really tired of everyone not giving a **** about how hard things are going for her right now. I’m counting on you, Paulo!

Lumi February 6, 2012, 12:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #208146

That page is kindda wier…
Wait, she has a ***** for Sandy Posted imagehttp://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/forum/public/ style_emoticons/default/dumbgrin.png

badger February 6, 2012, 12:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #208147

go to the “about” page again and look at the last faq: you will notice the answer changes every few seconds.

don’t worry about the forgotten birthday, it can even mean nothing. I still tend to forget everyone’s birthdays but it doesn’t mean I don’t care about them. I’m just forgetful about dates.

boh... February 6, 2012, 12:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #208148

High five Daisy, bros before ho- Hmmm, err, the female equivalent of that statement!

Damonashu February 6, 2012, 12:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #208149

Yep ya got me. Could of sworn she was gonna tweak because of Mike not because Sandy forgot about her

Neoresolution February 6, 2012, 12:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #208150

oooh yeah. This is another really good piece of evidence that Sandy’s intent could be to break up

Iris February 6, 2012, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #208151

@boh…: Gah! Thanks for pointing that out for me or else I was gonna be in a big surprise when **** goes down… Phew… But I still think that in the end it’s LucyxMike. I mean isn’t that obvious?

sayi50 February 6, 2012, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #208152

The more Sandy gets mentioned in the comic, the more she reminds me of Yuno from Mirai Nikki. I know it’s unlikely that the two characters have anything in common but it’s still worrisome.

…..I watch too much anime.

Chiba February 6, 2012, 1:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #208153

AUGH, GODAMNIT! Dragging me in again.
Stop tempting me with Mike Drama.
I really want to see it :/
damnit all!
(ノ `Д´)ノ ~┻━┻

Never here February 6, 2012, 1:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #208154

Poor Daisy not getting a chance to even say Hi.

OH WELL! I still have a feeling that to Sandy, Mike is just a really good friend and that the whole they are “dating” is just in Mike’s head.

:D With all Mike’s douche behavior lately, I really hope that it’s true.

Cherry February 6, 2012, 1:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #208155

I was right and most of the other commenters were wrong. ;)
Geez, let the other characters have some development too, you crazy Mike and Lucy fans! :/

Emy February 6, 2012, 1:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #208156

ugh I want to punch mike’s stupid face. Poor Daisy :( Where is lucy? Also by the look on Mike’s face it looks like Paulo is getting the next a** ripping from him.

Caramel_pup February 6, 2012, 1:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #208157

It’s okay Daisy, I know how you feel bro.

Shada February 6, 2012, 2:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #208158

Wow, Serioulsy Daisy? You are still thinking about Sandy, And stop whining both Lucy and Abbey have it harder than you do.

Geck February 6, 2012, 2:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #208159

Wow, Daisy is talking like Sandy was her Girlfriend. All we have to do now is wait for the Yuri fan art.

????? February 6, 2012, 2:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #208160

Well daisy is still being emo and I hope Mikes fantasy of his “girlfriend” fade as fast as he broke Lucy’s spirit, the *****

treblig February 6, 2012, 2:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #208161

i think all of us are wondering where’s lucy?!

Lelah Hearts February 6, 2012, 3:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #208162

isn’t girl on girl called “Hentai”?

Iris February 6, 2012, 3:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #208163

no, that’s lesbian

anyway, sorry I couldn’t get my predictions up, and still can’t. My computer’s shot, so I’m using my Wii. :unsure:

Oi! And don’t dis Mike!!!—-He’s cool…

Invader Rex February 6, 2012, 3:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #208165

Yeah, MIke is cool, but he can be a big idiot sometimes. :/

Snowhopper February 6, 2012, 3:31 PM EST.

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Snowhopper February 6, 2012, 3:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #208167

Man, Mike gets ****** off so fast! It bothers me sooo much! Mad Lucy

MissListless February 6, 2012, 3:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #208168

daisy got owned!

lucioMJ February 6, 2012, 3:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #208169


But it sucks that she’s hurt. I’d be a little bothered too, if we’d kept in touch. :

Chi-chan February 6, 2012, 3:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #208170

Hmm. I believe within a few pages someone shall inquire as to where Lucy is, probably to get the response that she either didn’t reply or just said she wasn’t coming or she is hiding in a corner because she was forced to go by Tess or her mum or someone else.

Moogle February 6, 2012, 4:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #208171

I like the last panel, it at least shows that Abbey cares.

Doodlebug February 6, 2012, 4:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #208172

I must say Taeshi that your comic just gets more and more interesting! Its great! It’s like an Abbey Daisy arc! LOVE IT! XD

Ikuto February 6, 2012, 4:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #208173

Serious Daisy is serious. On a side note, the Stuper Bowl was on here in America, it was pretty boring. That’s right, I’m an American who DOESN’T LIKE FOOTBALL. HOLY SHITZ. asfadfadfadfadf.

Lotvk February 6, 2012, 4:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #208174

stuper bowl?
dude, thats why everyone thinks americans are idiots. stop giving us a bad name. Furious Abbey

asdf February 6, 2012, 4:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #208175

How that i think that mike will see that Sandy is not that much, and return to the 0 point with lucy since the love beetwin Mike and Lucy would kind end the series, well let’s just see how Teashi makes our brains explode with surprises just like R.R. Martin does.

BraveH February 6, 2012, 4:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #208176

Actually, I thought that it was impossible that she was still wanting Mike. I just assumed from the comments that that was the case.


-A- February 6, 2012, 4:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #208177

She changed it just to spite us

Athen February 6, 2012, 4:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #208178

Sandy: doesn’t give two ***** about anything other than Mike and her career. Maybe eventually…just her career.

All the girls I have ever met that were focused straight on their career to the detriment of friends has always been a huge bitch in my experience.

Just sayin’.

MadH February 6, 2012, 4:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #208179

a) Paulo has been disbelieving Sandy’s existence for a year and a half. I think Mike has justification for being sick of it.

b) What are you doing there, Stacy? Don’t you know nobody likes you? Go away already.

42 February 6, 2012, 4:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #208180

I can actually really relate to Daisy right now. Cheer up girl, you’ve got great people like Abbey to be there for you!

Seiyaku February 6, 2012, 4:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #208181

Of course it was Sandy that was getting her down. They WERE best friends before she met Mike, after all. Besides, I’d think that after six months or so of dating Abbey, she would have gotten over him at some point. Shame on you comment posters for thinking otherwise. D:<

It’s subtle little things like this that show that you’re a cut above most other webcomic artists. Good work, Lil c:

TurnerClassicNinja February 6, 2012, 5:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #208182

Sandy is a bitch >:o

Minona February 6, 2012, 5:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #208183

I KNEW she was acting that way about sandy and not mike. i kinda observed further and if she liked him so much now she’d be blushing a lot more, but she wasn’t, obviously shes just happy to see him as a friend. ‘sides, she has abbey who’s a very awesome man to have if i must say so myself. :P

also, stacy’s lookin a lot more grown up now with that makeup.

Rachel Vang February 6, 2012, 5:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #208184

Woah, Daisy. Reminding me of Lucy a little there… ;)

tyoa February 6, 2012, 5:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #208185

Helllll yeahhhh! This page doesn’t show people really at their best, but I’ll be damned if this isn’t triggering my idealism alarm. People actually caring a little about each other is pretty cool in a comic where multiple people recently seem to be actively finding ways to mentally scar/destroy each other.

I can have my cake and eat it too! *joy face*

Cynicaldealist February 6, 2012, 5:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #208186

Hmmm…maybe Sandy had an accident and lost her memory of everyone else she knew.
Except Mike.
…yea that sounds about right XD

IDog February 6, 2012, 5:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #208187

Someone needs to make an Angstface (eg. panel 8) compilation.

Mattykins :3 February 6, 2012, 5:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #208188

Hummmm, Mike’s reaction (though how many times he’s heard the same thing) reminds me of something I heard in a philosophy class. Aristotle said something like “never trust a theory that can’t withstand humor”. AKA something where a joke isn’t shrugged off but taken offense to probably has something wrong with it.

I don’t know, how Mike’s reaction even if it was the thousandth time Paulo had made the joke, reminded me of that. But I think that’s Mike’s reaction that spurred that thought more than anything else. When the truth is there right, generally a shrugging off is often a smarter approach (Heh, just like in high school, animals can be trained by the “Ignore the bad, reward the good” training and paying attention to the bad just reinforces it). But then I’m thinking as an adult rather than their age where one’s skin is not so thick anymore (Though I’ve seen adults have similar reactions when ideas are criticized through humor).

The Daisy’s reaction, It appears to be one where she’s over Mike, but she isn’t quite over how Sandy seemed to steal away Mike, then flat out dissappear and forget everyone else, like the only two people in that school were Mike and Sandy. That makes for a very interesting dynamic considering how everything else panned out in the last chapter… especially if there is any latent dismissal due to the fact that Mike is a total jerk when Sandy isn’t coming or not around… then is perfectly find when he’s in his own little “perfect” world. Though I swear the last chapter made it sound like Mike and Sandy were going to spend a few days together… then turns out to be a show and maybe talk behind stage? “Perfect Girlfriend” More like perfect penpal crush.

I love how some people are waiting and hoping Sandy dumps Mike. But I think something that might be much much better is that behind stage Sandy says something like “With all my work, and travel and everything… maybe it would be best if we just be friends.” hehe, FRIENDZONE would be oh so perfect. Suddenly be stonewalled by the “perfect” girlfriend and having burned a bridge from another friend. Talk about a way that Mike’s perfect world view would be crushed.

On a side note though… It seems like Sandy is kind of the center of more problems… wonder how that will all pan out later on considering what Mike had planned in the earlier chapter.

And I don’t think Lucy will make an appearance. I do wonder if and who may notice after a while. Daisy would probably notice, Paulo would probably notice too… But I think one friend not being around may get some interesting conversation and questions going (especially if any call Lucy to see why she didn’t show).

The other possibility though I can see (and would be a much more interesting one), would be if Lucy did show up, dressed up / dolled up a bit, and just plain out ignored Mike. She may not be so confident after all that in the last chapter, but one philosophy that has paid off for me always been the “Fake it ‘til you make it” confidence. You may not be confident, but if you show it others will take note, and eventually you’ll gain it. But Ohhh, how would that be a slap in the face to Mike, humm? Lucy showing up flat out ignoring him like he wasn’t worth her time, and dressed up enough to appear to at least get some complements?

Anyway, enough of my attempted word walls again. I’m sure plenty will just say TL;DR to my commentary. Anyway, great page as usual, and looking forward to more :)

Glass February 6, 2012, 5:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #208189

Haha, taeshi said it best, daisy’s got a “*****” for sandy. Anyhow, i wonder where this will go? I mean they were little kids when they knew each other and unlike mike, daisy has made no attempts (as far as we know) to reestablish contact with sandy. Can Daisy really be that self centered that she’d think a friend who has been out of contact since way back when will remember her when she’s (sandy) had no reason to recall this friend? I also can’t wait to hear all the sandy haters say that Sandy should remember her. But the fact remains it’s been roughly 8 years (rough estimate) that’s a long time to try and remember something like that, especially without a prompt to remember.

strider February 6, 2012, 6:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #208190

so instead of having a ***** for mike,she now has a *****…for sandy?!
…im not sure if this just got more interesting,or more weird…

fudge February 6, 2012, 6:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #208191

Ahahaha, I love how everyone immediately goes to Sandy hate as soon as she’s brought up.

Daisy, doll, you’re a character I like, even if you’re a little dizty. I can forgive you for thinking she’d remember you when she was totally focused on Mike.

Also, for all of those that scream for sympathy on Lucy’s side, I’ve previously made an argument about her, so I’ll just let you all go on demanding vengeance.

Really, Mike has done some wrong, yes, but he is not the problem here. In fact, this entire little episode (is that what one would call it?) is focused on Abbey and Daisy. So let’s just focus on them.

Arcaii February 6, 2012, 6:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #208192

I remember some of my best friends from years back. Now, bear in mind that I’m 26 going on 27 atm and I was held back in kindergarten for “behavioral problems-” 1st-2nd Grade- Thomas Retzloff, 2nd-4th grade- Vaughn, forgot last name, 4th-6th grade Christian Scanell (later into 7th grade as well), 7th-8th grade- Ryan Tune, High School- Joshua Titherington, Nicholas Brandon. If you forget, then they didn’t matter to you.

Renadt February 6, 2012, 6:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #208193

…well you have to admit Taeshi it was a most likely guess! :/

Forgot Daisy and Sandy used to be friends…

Dang it Paulo, you saw a picture of Sandy yourself!

Blue Sly February 6, 2012, 6:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #208194

this web comic is the only thing that hold the trigger of my suicide pistol.
yes my life is mess up.
and sorry for spelling your name wrong “Taeshi” sometimes my head just floats so it support the **** i have to pass every day.
yes im a teenager -.-

BraveH February 6, 2012, 6:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #208195

@Renadt, Did you constantly stay in contact (physically, over the phone, etc) with them? Importance of the friend isn’t the issue, it’s time. You stay out of contact with someone for a long time you are going to forget a person. Your memory is just like any other muscle in your body, unless it’s worked out on a regular basis it will fail. In this case, sandy hasn’t had her memories of daisy worked out on a regular basis, so eventually they faded and/or disappeared (i add ‘or’ because it could be that sandy does kind of remember daisy, but since daisy hasn’t established contact she (sandy) assumes that daisy has moved on and forgotten her.) For instance i only remember one of my friends from childhood (i’m 28) and that’s because i stayed in constant contact with him even though i moved around on a regular basis.

Suicide is never the answer, even if your life is royally messed up there is always something (even if it’s a miniscule element) that can bring joy into your life. Also remember no matter how bad you think you have it, there is always someone who has it worse than you. That’s pretty much the way of the world, no matter how bad things are, they can always be much worse. So be thankful for what you have. Just a bit of advice, take it for what you will.

strider February 6, 2012, 7:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #208196

But what if she’s just saying that for Abbey’s sake and actually is really upset ‘cause of Mike?! D:

PyroManiac February 6, 2012, 7:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #208197

Well thinking in retrospective it makes sence for her to be upset in the manner about Sandy not even mentioning it to her

DrackeStalenTorgen February 6, 2012, 7:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #208198

Eh…it’s going nowhere fast.

AppleJack February 6, 2012, 7:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #208199

I personally believe that Daisy’s attitute toward’s Sandy’s return is foreshadowing the true intentions of Sandy. :( I mean, what if she comes back and only further encourages Mike’s attitude? Something dramatic is bound to happen soon.

Wonder when Abbey’s gonna have another flashback? We only have a portion of his story, right? OHMIGOSH THE DRAMA! =NEEDS MORE=

Silversoma February 6, 2012, 7:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #208201

And more Proof that everyone hates sandy! Yay!

DinR February 6, 2012, 8:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #208202

Hahahaha! And everyone thought Daisy was just being angsty over Mike. Daisy’s non-shallowness FTW!

Random Internet Loser February 6, 2012, 8:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #208203

I just lol-ed when I just thought of something. What if Sandy actually remembers Daisy? Like, for example, we never really get that much info on what is going on with Sandy (It’s mostly word of mouth from Mike), and I just think it would be so hilarious if she actually wanted Daisy and the rest of the people she remembered to come, but Mike forgot because he was far too concerned with being a sycophant.

I know the character sheet is obviously in disagreement with this theory, but it still makes me laugh.

Cynicaldealist February 6, 2012, 8:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #208204

I feel like when Paulo finds out what Mike did to Lucy… he’s going to flip his s:]t

Konikaa February 6, 2012, 9:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #208205

I seriously dislike Sandy, and not because she isn’t nice. It’s because she’s riduculously naive. She reminds me of a stereotypical dumb blonde. If she attained some level of intelligence and stopped unhealthily obsessing over mike I think more people could like her.

Sylvia February 6, 2012, 9:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #208207

It’s okay daisy, at least you have Abbey there with you :(

Hm… Something tells me Paulo wanted to say something else…..

Subaru February 6, 2012, 9:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #208208

i hope paulo kick mike’s ***!! for good xD

Knight-K February 6, 2012, 9:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #208209

Lol @ Paulo & Mike! 8-) :unsure:

Poor Daisy and Abbey, their night is just not going well…I hope they can cheer each other up though! :D In other news, Abbey is blowing all the other boys away in cuteness right about now… XD

iSpyy (Bethhy) February 6, 2012, 9:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #208210

some times i wonder wouldnt it be all jolly if sandy WOULD JUST DIE! Furious Abbey

TotallyDrawn February 6, 2012, 10:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #208211

Ok she was thinking about sandy cuz the suspence was killing me

Kyleel February 6, 2012, 10:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #208212

Sandy and Mike, a kind of sick love?

Kyosuke February 6, 2012, 10:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #208214

Can’t help but feel Daisy is being a bit melodramatic over this. I understand how they were best friends, then mike came along, etc. But it was in 3rd grade. I can’t really say I can recall anything happening at that age that I wasn’t already over by a couple years later. I’ve been more inclined to hold onto things like this when I was in middle school to high school.
People are different though, and so is Daisy. Just can’t quite understand it. But it adds more to the upcoming plot and I’m looking forward to how this all unfolds ;D

Also, Paulo always gotta be a smart-***… which is why he’s so awesome.

EDIT; I can understand holding onto something more along the lines of what happened at the waterfall when Mike, Lucy, and Paulo were kids. That was a traumatic and major incident for all of them. But I suppose losing a best friend could be to, even at that age.

Fenfir February 6, 2012, 11:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #208215

Aw….Poor Daisy, she feels so lonely and Separate from Sandy…come to think of it….maybe Sandy Doesn’t remember her either, and since Mike only Called Lucy by name, she had nothing to work on when Daisy would be included with their conversations….

Vega February 6, 2012, 11:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #208216

I knew it was about sandy

JustSomeCritic February 6, 2012, 11:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #208217

awhhh abbey <3 he’s too sweet. daisy is one lucky girl.

SafelyHidden February 6, 2012, 11:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #208218

:memehere: NOW KISS

paulosawesome February 6, 2012, 11:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #208219

Is that Abby’s mother and Molly in the background of the second last panel? ;)

MisterObvious February 6, 2012, 11:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #208220

Wow, never saw that coming o_O/ Good job Taeshi.

Aoriki February 6, 2012, 11:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #208221

Big baby

Travis February 7, 2012, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #208222

It’s weird how Sandy forgets about EVERYONE from her childhood, except Mike… SHE’S LIKE MY MOM! 8-D :O

Ice Shield February 7, 2012, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #208223

for some reasons, I kinda really miss Lucy now~

Jeffrey February 7, 2012, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #208226

Sorry Daisy… but this must be done…
Your are being UNFAIR. What if Sandy did tell you she was coming, then she would have to tell you that she was only here for one show and, while she would love to invite her, can’t invite to many people and would like to see her Boyfriend more then anyone else…
I’m sorry but it just hurts me to see these two love-birds be demonized so much :(

Jimmy Noir February 7, 2012, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #208233

Please tell me that Lucy’s at the party I’m going to die if she doesn’t those are her friends too. And if mike tried to give her a hard time, Tess would stick up for her, wouldn’t she?

:) February 7, 2012, 1:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #208234

Wait, what? I’m so confused… I guess this is a good thing then!

Shocky February 7, 2012, 1:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #208235

Hmm…Now, Daisy is that any way to act around your boyfriend? It’s nice to know you still have doubts about your relationships.

TraceLegacySSOF February 7, 2012, 1:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #208241

Wow Sandy is really the indirect problem causer right now isnt she

First Lucy now daisy
Who’s next Tessa

Shoop-a-doop February 7, 2012, 1:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #208242

Wow so much better than I expected, glad she’s not whining about Mike! Lol Paulo insult him moooore.

That one bitch February 7, 2012, 1:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #208244

Guess Sandy’s not the greatest friend either like you thought Mike UHURRHURR. But hell, are they not even corresponding? I understand wanting to see her bf, but not making time for your friends is pretty ******. But since Daisy didn’t know I don’t think she’s even been talking to her these past years. How sad.

That one bitch February 7, 2012, 1:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #208245

Holy crap I think I just figured out why this chap is called At loose ends

It’s because both Sandy and Daisy’s friendship was left sort of hanging with no closer

Also it seems that Abbey’s past has been left with loose ends as well, mostly where his mom is concerned

I could be wrong
That’s just my interpretation
Also speaking of loose ends where the hell is Lucy

Shoop-a-doop February 7, 2012, 1:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #208246

I dont think Sandy will be the same Sandy that Mike talks to on the phone. People change from phone sandy, to real sandy as Mike will soon see I hope.
I may be 15, but I know this from experience….

foreveryoung5 February 7, 2012, 1:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #208247

@Lotvk I too am an american that doesn’t like football, for me it’s all about hockey

GO SHARKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XD

The False One February 7, 2012, 2:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #208248

not a bad interpretation. But i think Taeshi is going to leave us dangling on a cliff for the conclusion to Abbey’s arc. It’s probable that his story is actually just a bit of a warm up and daisy/sandy’s story is the main focus in this chapter. Besides it’s not like they’ll find abbey’s mom for closure in the next two to three days, so the abbey parts of this chapter were probably build up to a point in a future chapter. It just seems like she is intentionally telling abbey’s backstory in bits and pieces, just like she’s telling sandy’s story in segmented pieces. it’s all gradual build up to a massive climax at some point in the future.

@that one bitch (i can’t believe i just said that)
i don’t know, there’s actually a clue in the script that daisy hasn’t been in contact with sandy for a long while. Daisy said “she meant a lot to me.” she used the past tense “meant” vs the present tense “means”. Implying that A. the friendship is over (possible, but not probable) or B. Daisy expected someone who’s been out of contact since grade school to suddenly remember her and try to contact her. i’m leaning towards B mostly because Daisy does tend to act like a princess sometimes (pun intended). So it’s probable that she can’t grasp that without any communication with sandy, that sandy has forgotten her, counter to daisy’s belief that all her friends will remember her even if daisy does nothing to help those who have moved away to remember.

strider February 7, 2012, 3:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #208251

God dammit. Just looking at Mike’s face gives me hate-induced heartburn.

Ali February 7, 2012, 5:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #208253

Let’s hope they ask Mike where Lucy is. He’d get so angry, that’d be freakin hilarious.

MissCaitlyn February 7, 2012, 7:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #208254

It’s already been shown that Sandy doesn’t have the best memory outside of mike, considering she didn’t even remember Lucy. Daisy hasn’t much more hope of being remembered

Though the whole thing seems a bit less than what it seemed to be, Mike gave the impression last chapter Sandy was going to be hanging around for Christmas, but instead it seems to just be a visit - while she’s working. So the best they’ll manage is maybe some private time in her dressing room or something. Though after all this time, I guess for Mike at least, that’s more than enough, to just see Sandy in the flesh again

Still, can relate to Daisy - sucks when people move away and you drift apart. Though I suspect the Sandy she hopes to see isn’t really the same anymore. Sadly not everyone has as strong an emphasis on friendship as others. Not to mention the double sting of making Mikey unobtainable, even if Daisy is over Mike, thats a hard thing to get over.

Jennytablina February 7, 2012, 7:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #208255

well i sup that the answer we all look for mike and lucy will propable be on the play after these chapters :(

Alex February 7, 2012, 7:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #208257

gragh i hate sandy
stupid stupid stupid sandy
jerkface jerkface jerkface michael!

Suzu_kanashii February 7, 2012, 7:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #208258

Ok. So We have MichaelxSandy. Neither of them like Lucy. Daisy and Lucy both dislike Sandy because she’s a bitch. I really love this story.

Grubey February 7, 2012, 7:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #208259

damit even upset my daisy is so ****ing cute

JustSomeCritic February 7, 2012, 8:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #208262

I see blushes in panels 1,3,4,5, and last~ Even if they’re, like, supertiny.
Also, Sandy. Is. A. Bitch. Only one ticket? You should let Mike bring a friend! e-e

dangershy February 7, 2012, 8:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #208265

…oh. Well then.

Please don’t be upset, Daisy! You’re so adorable I hate to see you be sad! :C *huggles her Daisy*

Raichu February 7, 2012, 9:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #208266

way too far you worthless 2kb

Anonymous February 7, 2012, 9:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #208267

Two words: Sandy sucks.

Oblivion February 7, 2012, 9:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #208268

sandy sucks. i hope that everyone will realize what mike did to lucy. he never should have strung her along. besides mike needs to realize that lucy helped him many times. who defended them when they were about to beat up lucy’s friends.

melberry12 February 7, 2012, 10:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #208269

I guess you’re right actually my only problem is not to have someone with i can say stuff like that.
Sure internet does a lot for you ;)

BraveH February 7, 2012, 11:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #208270

Don’t forget that Sandy forgot her best friend, Daisy. in a way very parallel to how Mike forgot Lucy. Mike is kind of prone to forgetting important things to justify his grudge against her. When did you stop remembering?

b>Hoheh :x liked AS bumps. “It is time. For more… Don’t die.”

Hoheh Iyah Hohee February 7, 2012, 12:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #208271

i bet sandy already has a boyfriend and he will realize that when they meet and he will start to like lucy again

Punk123 February 7, 2012, 12:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #208272

wow, sandy haters are in hater overload now, haha. Just gotta love that they demonize her when there is no proof that she’s anything but what the story tells us she is, a well intentioned, naive, and somewhat sheltered/controlled (depending on how you’ve read the story till now) girl who’s been out of contact with everyone at her old school except mike. Come on guys, although the clues are far and in between, they are there, stop omitting these clues people just because you can’t abandon your precious deep sixed SS lucyXmike.

strider February 7, 2012, 12:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #208273

I do believe that Daisy has gotten over Mike. Yes, she said to Lucy that she’ll alway s have strong feelings for him but she saw him in a different light after Lucy confessed her love for him. Daisy saw that he could be a selfish little ***** and is not Mr. Perfect-who-will-always-help-everyone (unlike Abbey). I really like that it’s not about him for once.

GuyWithACat February 7, 2012, 1:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #208274

dangershy? Ever thought that they might want to be all alone?

Zarylo February 7, 2012, 1:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #208275

For a few minutes I thought about “hey do I ever see a chapter where Sandy was look very lonely? With all unstopped job and bored days between people that didn’t seriously being friends for her?” :question:

Well if I do, then I think it’s clear about why she has a life like that. It’s because she doesn’t care about everyone except Maishul :x
Yeah, I’m new here, sorry if I’m wrong about that :P

Someone New February 7, 2012, 2:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #208276

Still waiting for a fan chapter to pop up on teh interwebs starring :unsure: telling his “true” feelings to a certain someone -hint 8-) hint-

Skye February 7, 2012, 3:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #208278

Your comic is great and I love it and i would like to add you as a friend on facebook … please i read the comic 5 times… :D :) :|

Just a fan February 7, 2012, 3:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #208279

……..and lots of it! 8-D
Now daisy, we understand what you’re going through, you wanna make out with sandy. We all understand that your in love with her, we’ll help you through this and one day you can both make kids. We will all help you through this ( ……Except me!! I aint no gay hippy like you wanna be!!) and we will get those kids ( NOT ME ) in your dumb furry stomach —that you tend to brush so much— so now go get a ticket to rickter and meet her!! BYE YOU UGLY GAY HIPPY

GoldenCappuccinoFlame February 7, 2012, 4:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #208281

Why is tess’s hair short again ?

Rainbowpoptart February 7, 2012, 5:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #208285

As a fair warning a straight through reading will screw with any teenager’s anxiety.

digizaruk February 7, 2012, 6:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #208288

great twist there Taeshi :)

woody February 7, 2012, 6:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #208289

Big one coming so read the final for actualy coment


Actually you’re kind right, i mean Sandy talks to Mike about how she doesn’t like Lucy and think she is not a cool girl and stuff. AND also Mike makes part of it by being so much easy to persuade.
Therefore Sandy can do this by the **** Mike says to her about Lucy, so it is they’re both fault that they hurt people.
I know how Sandy feels cause i move on a LOT, already moved from other cities like 6 times? So i think i know how this friend thing feels, i mean i can visit my best friend and i would forgot about the others, cause
i am so happy that i can’t imagine this will happen.

Thats why Taeshi is an amazing person. She picks real things that happen with people and write in form of WebComic. Just amazing!!!! ;)

BraveH February 7, 2012, 7:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #208290

cute!! #^_^#

me8thepie February 7, 2012, 7:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #208291

ugh i hate sandy but yet oi like her i am so confused about :unsure: Mad Lucyand 8-)

kittykatlovesviolin February 7, 2012, 7:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #208292

This is the part where someone starts yelling! :D yay!

Special K February 7, 2012, 8:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #208293

Teenage angst is just fun, and it continues for life. :3

PurpleLeaf February 7, 2012, 8:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #208294

@strider None of them. That is the problem with always being on the move, or always moving around. I lived in prolly 7-8 different locations from kindergarten-8th grade. There are plenty more names I could think of, but sadly, I drifted apart from a great many people. That can have huge developmental issues with people. I often find it very hard to fit in in a lot of places.

Renadt February 7, 2012, 9:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #208295


On a first note sorry for a late reply
Secondly good point
Though I think abbey and sandy’s story are probably critical to the plot
Since tieashi (did I spell that right) is dragging it out as you say she is

Shoop-a-doop February 7, 2012, 9:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #208296

It really is an abomination

Kyleel February 7, 2012, 9:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #208297

wait a minute…

ben the lucario February 7, 2012, 10:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #208298

Is it just me, or does Paulo look… I don’t know… annoyed? Maybe he is thinking of Lucy, just a little bit? *wishful thinking*

MikaMonster February 7, 2012, 10:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #208299

WARNING WARNING We are at drama factor 10, All hands brace for conflict.

Kusanagi February 7, 2012, 10:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #208301

first, don’t worry on the late reply.

second, sorry if this falls into TL;DR

Anyhow I think they are important stories to tell, but said importance is more set as a theming device. My theory is that their stories are being fleshed out to give meaning to why each character is the way they are and how their personalities fits into an overarching theme. Sandy’s story is kind of a story about the loneliness and damage of losing your childhood. Sandy hasn’t really had a childhood since she left mike and the others, and it’s caused her to develop an idealist view of the world. Abbey’s story is more about overcoming the past, since his death grip on it is slowly destroying him (think anakin in the first three star wars). By themselves not a lot of story to tell, but when added to a theme i’m starting to notice it makes a bit of sense.
The theme i speak of is balance, whether people agree with the couplings there is a balance in all the couples. Abbey’s past has made him super aggressive and a bit dictatorish, Daisy counters that with a bit of, well i don’t know what you would call it, but whatever “it” is, it can break abbey out of his aggressive states, in a sense she calms him. In Sandy/Mike’s case, it’s the scenario of an idealist with a realist, both of their insights are beneficial to one another and they complete each other as their perceptions can help one to see things that the other may miss. i could go on about the pairings but i’ll leave it to you to find the balance in each pairing.
This is why that, while their stories are important, they aren’t the key part of the story. They backup the characteristics of each their individual partners and provide a balance to each pairings story. At least that’s my current theory.

strider February 7, 2012, 11:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #208302

*warning: I’m anti Mike x Sandy*
I think Paulo looks cranky in the first panel because Paulo doesn’t have any reason to like the idea of Sandy coming to visit.
Mike’s been a jerk to Daisy and Lucy because of Sandy, and Sandy’s been directly mean to Daisy. That’s Paulo’s entire impression of Sandy! Not positive.
I also like Strider’s idea of Sandy having a lost childhood, and staying in a very long long-distance relationship with Mike is some version of Sandy holding on to her childhood. I’d love to know what Mike and Sandy talk about on the phone when Sandy’s not complaining about Mike’s friends.
Mad Lucy

Georginorx February 7, 2012, 11:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #208313

while i won’t get into an argument over mike, i will say this, sandy wasn’t mean to daisy. Remember we only have half the story, just like we only had half the story for mike till the last chapter. it could be that daisy sees sandy leaving for mike as abandonment, but it could have been something she forgot from back then. this chapter is called at loose ends, so maybe the mistake for the feelings of abandonment has been daisy’s all along.

gunsniper February 8, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #208335


I do have a name for that “it” of daisy’s
It’s called pure optimism with a dash of innocence and a bucket load of sunshine

And I do see what you are saying about abbey and sandy

I think I was just over thinking
Which I tend to do a lot with these things

I also understand wut you’re saying about couples
It means that the most natural couples have something that’s opposite of the other so they play of each others strength and weaknesses
It’s like with Paulo and Jessica
Jessica is a busy body and almost never relaxes
Paulo on the other hand is a lazy dilinquente but he helps jessica relax

Shoop-a-doop February 8, 2012, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #208374

@Oblivion, melberry12, and anyone else who says that: *highfive* Yes she does. Oh, yeah. Where’s Lucy? :O

dangershy February 8, 2012, 3:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #208406

Look, Sandy, I am already becoming a little unfond of you.

But you made Daisy sad and angry, and that’s way up there on my list of BCB mortal sings. Daisy is adorable and made of awesome.


You have been warned.

Fruvous February 8, 2012, 8:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #208447

Why do keep using that same avatar with a broken arm?

hominem February 8, 2012, 7:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #208486

“Michael is her boyfriend though. It’s different”

I hate this statement immensely. What makes it so different? That mentality really irks me. Is a high school “relationship” so exclusive that everyone else in the world no longer exists, and the sole focus of your efforts should go into shutting out your old and dearest friends? To what extent does this “difference” allow for being such a ****** friend? It feels like my fist is a magnet and Sandy is a huge lump of refined iron right now.

Icing February 9, 2012, 4:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #208531

HA!!!!! Knew it! I’m not a blathering idiot!! Knew it was about Sandy and Daisy being best friends in the past!!

S0me001 February 9, 2012, 11:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #222091

@Icing - Agree with the ‘significant other vs friends’ sentiment exactly (can’t say the same for the reaction to Sandy), although I can see why it might’ve been said to cheer Daisy up…

Crayon July 12, 2012, 12:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #226999

Wow, I know Mike doesn’t care about Lucy.
But Sandy doesn’t care about Daisy? OUCH!

Someone September 2, 2012, 4:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #229642

I looove that it is not about mike !!!

Ake October 2, 2012, 1:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #299582

OK, I’m done. Screw Mike. Screw Sandy. They are both really big ******** to their friends. Sandy, fine, whatever. But Mike? You are a DICK. I was rooting for you at first, but you went way too far.

An Angry Asexual June 2, 2015, 11:29 PM EST.

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