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Comment ID #209831

Abbey’s not the only one who wanted to know something right away *coughcoughstillwaitsforPaulotokicksumMikeass* This pg makes me wonder, did Janet really come to tell Abbey his mom’s dead…?

Shpiersh February 20, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #209832

ummmm, that doesnt sound very good. And GOD TESS KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF YA ALCHOHOLIC! XD


Snowhopper February 20, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #209834

(edit) third.. still good :3.. and i wonder what will happen :3

Inumaru February 20, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #209835

Wow, poor abbey… Hard Times… I’m gonna cry, geez…

Mayonaka February 20, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #209836

Jazzie is totally about to hurt Tess.

KairaWolf February 20, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #209837

Well, From the look on Abbey’s face, it’s not good…. That expression is unmistakable.

Qsandas February 20, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #209838


ThatGirlWithGlasses February 20, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #209839


sus February 20, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #209840

Generally I prefer comics that keep me coming back from raw awesomeness revealed each update. This is kinda lame really.

QuakeIV February 20, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #209841

what? know what!?

Invader Rex February 20, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #209842

You, Mrs. Vera, are the master of cliffhangers. I cannot wait until Wednesday, although for some reason, I expect that on Wednesday I will be unable to wait until Friday :).

Stilbini February 20, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #209843

Hehe Mike is really short.

But seriously, Abbey should maybe talk to Daisy about these things and not just leave her worried for the rest of the party?

causticAntilogy February 20, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #209844


A_Rampaging_Hobo February 20, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #209845

Something tells me she either went back to him, killed herself, or drugs or got killed by crazy father…

Lindsay February 20, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #209846

Why, Janet?! Why?! Why at a party?! I mean, he said immediately, but why?! Because that’s clearly a you-just-got-told-your-mom-is-dead face on Abby. Saw the same expression on my neighbor when their dog died. I can tell these things.
Well, let’s just hope she died happy, somehow…
Also: Tess, your ruining a somber moment in your drunken state of debauchery.
EDIT: since when is David so tall? I thought mike was the tall one.
Curtisimo - will continue to to this!

Curtisimo February 20, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #209847

man at least Tess is still havin a good time lol

Iris February 20, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #209848

I see a jealous Jasmine XD Plus, hopefully that smile Janet has in the last panel shows good news

Leo February 20, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #209849

Sue looks kind of annoyed with David for making Amaya so dizzy. Jazzie is definitely mad at Tess, if she does something about it it’ll be Tess’s fault for getting so drunk. Also, I hope it’s good news for Abby.

DanMan February 20, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #209850

wherislucyinallofthis? …poor abbey

Grace February 20, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #209851

Wow, judging by everyone’s reaction (except Tess for obvious reasons) I assume the worst happened to Abby’s real mom. Also I think Jasmine is the jealous type.

Darf14 February 20, 2012, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #209852

David you put her in a coma! 😱

PurpleLeaf February 20, 2012, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #209853

As Tae naturally drags out the reveal on what happened to his mom.

Hopefully we’ll find out this week, unless it changes focus again (I doubt it though).

Time for the Abbey Angst Arc, or AAA as I like to call it. Almost as great as the Daisy Pregnancy Arc.

Titanium Dragon February 20, 2012, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #209854

Isn’t Mike suppposed to be the tallest???

That person February 20, 2012, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #209855

Kid:”Dad! Tess is at it ‘again’.” dad:”get the hose.”

PurpleLeaf February 20, 2012, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #209856

twiches* more awesome cliffhangers….plus poor abbey…all will be happy soon again hopefully. XD at tess somebody’s clearly not over Paulo lol

luna February 20, 2012, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #209857

Prepare for obvious statement: Bad news is never a good thing. David is about to be beaten.

Xenos February 20, 2012, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #209859

Of course we aren’t going to know right away. We gotta drag it out and make the readers wonder what happened and agonize about it. XD

Inumaru12 February 20, 2012, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #209860

But wait… Panel eight. That’s a not a I’m-talking-to-a-kid smile, that’s a content face. So Abby’s mom is ok! YESH! Angst affectively removeeeeh… Wait… Aww, he’s gonna go confront his mom, isn’t he? Well, angst reinstated.

Curtisimo - idiots study of moronics

Curtisimo February 20, 2012, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #209861

@ That Person

No, that’s Abbey, Mike is to the right of him, you can see his scarf. I thought that too for a second but then I saw Mike.

Gotta say, I love this comic, keep up the awesomeness Taeshi ;)

Caleb February 20, 2012, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #209862

Woah is it me or is this an early update??
Yay for early updates!!! <3 ^_^

Kristy February 20, 2012, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #209863

ANd we start the week with bad news for Abbey, although Janet doesn’t look too sad…. so ITS GOOD NEWS??

Meanwhile, Tess still has a hangover. Hey, Paulo’s not being an *** to Abbey (obviously). Maybe they’ll get along better int he future….. whatever better for them is, or just revert back to normal later. And Mike stalled being punched int the face, damn it. I wanted to see Mike get hit in the face! I’m not sure why I’m looking forward to that, but I am. Weird.

Subaru February 20, 2012, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #209864

Look at Jasmine. XD

StarSturdy February 20, 2012, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #209865

Oh god please please please make it okay… :(

nekochan February 20, 2012, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #209866

I feel better knowing I’m not the only one who thought that was Mike Pauro-kun was telling off haha. But just good ol’ Fruitcake. I can’t wait to see whats become of Charlotte! (sp?) I bet she’s worse for wear. If not, I’m gonna eat my own sock that for some reason says ‘COURT’ on it…

DeValt & Whittaker February 20, 2012, 12:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #209867

not now Tess, ***** serious…

Reddyster February 20, 2012, 12:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #209868

Tess=still wasted. lol

starfighter105 February 20, 2012, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #209869

Mike isn’t the tallest because everyone finally got done with puberty and mike stopped growing while David, being a dog, grows taller than cats. Especially his kind of breed.

Demon February 20, 2012, 1:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #209870

Aw jeez. The angst is really pouring on lately. Welp, onward to memory lane. Hope there’s candy……and less depressing stories. >:I

Lunas February 20, 2012, 1:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #209871

I started reading this comic a few days ago and i’ve already caught up? -3-

Anyway…I had a dream I was reading this comic before I even knew what it was. Extreme deja vu 2 pages back. And I dreamed that Lucy was defending Mike from Paulo. I dunno….I had no idea what I was reading in my dream, but I was lucy o.O wtf….it was a weird dream and a lot of explaining…but yeah…not trying to guess what happens next…just…weird dream. Whatever the case, I am glad I found this comic.

Mwah ha ha February 20, 2012, 1:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #209872

this is a moment to be cherised!

lucioMJ February 20, 2012, 1:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #209873

Jasmine does not look happy. Seeing Tess fondle Paulo must be one of her buttons. ;)

BLG February 20, 2012, 1:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #209874

Gah must know more.
Jasmine and Sue both looked so ticked off XD
and Mike is so short

Corvidae February 20, 2012, 1:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #209875

I’m not weird for waiting until midnight just so I can read the new chapter.


Skylerrrr February 20, 2012, 1:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #209876

oh god paulo’s confronting mike
this is gonna be awesome

Steve February 20, 2012, 1:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #209877

thats.. good i gues..

but where is lucy now?^^

Blacki February 20, 2012, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #209878

A real reason that all harmony and good times must end for the effort of balance.

Gurren February 20, 2012, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #209879

Awww, Mike actually looks innocent for the first time in twenty chapters. :D

TraceLegacySSOF February 20, 2012, 1:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #209880

Well something sad is comming on

and for mike haters mike seems to be the most concerned one about his friend…

oh poor abbey

DrackeStalenTorgen February 20, 2012, 1:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #209881

Sad news or Good news? :question:

Apple February 20, 2012, 1:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #209882

I just noticed Mike is short. o_o

XYZ February 20, 2012, 1:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #209884

Aw, Tess, you’re a doll, but geddoff ‘im. That ship has long since been sunk.

Hmm, I think at this point we can rule out the whole ‘death’ thing…I’d imagine, anyway. While it’s true, Abbey did say he’d want to know right away, she’s acting awfully calm about this with Daisy. She’d need to have a pretty decent poker face otherwise…

Daeva February 20, 2012, 2:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #209885

Smash him, Paulo! :P

Dragonite February 20, 2012, 2:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #209886

is it just me or does paulo have a serious stick up his butt this chapter… he hasn’t smiled once :|

Sethorien February 20, 2012, 2:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #209887

She dead. *nods*

Moi February 20, 2012, 2:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #209888

Rofl dat Jealous Jazzy and Dat broken Amaya XD

on a more serious note, i really do hope that everything is okay with Abby’s mom… though from the looks of things.. D:

Coda February 20, 2012, 2:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #209889

I have nothing to add waiting for what it leads to. Colors r still steller.<======thats a good thing

JustSomeCritic February 20, 2012, 2:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #209890

honestly i hope tess wins against jailbait over there

nunya February 20, 2012, 2:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #209891

I hope she isn’t dead. D:

Raye February 20, 2012, 2:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #209892

1. I wonder who Paulo is talking to if it’s not Mike ( mike is right next to the guy paulo is talking to)
2. David is giving the dat a$$ face :nope:
3. Amaya looks like pac-man :x

paulosawesome February 20, 2012, 2:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #209893

She did say it’s fine, I’m guessing she’s not dead.
Maybe in a coma

elinn February 20, 2012, 2:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #209894

aw abbey is always so sad :( Poor Abbey

Dawnest February 20, 2012, 2:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #209895

OOOOH The drama continues! :O

Hey Taeshi? I was just wanting to contribute some constructive criticism-

The one thing I noticed on this page was the overall height differences between Abbey, Janet, and Daisy… in the beginning, you drew Abbey as waaay taller than Daisy… and when he is standing next to Janet he is equally as tall as she is. So why is it when Janet and Daisy stand next to each other, they are both the same height?

//shot… Usually I don’t notice these things… but I hope I gave you something to think about! xD;;

Silversoma February 20, 2012, 2:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #209896

@paulosawesome paulo is probly talking to abbey, still prob a little suspisious about mike, but now is also concerned for abbey maybe?

Neila078 February 20, 2012, 2:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #209897

Way to divert attention from the thing people actually care about.

AppleJack February 20, 2012, 3:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #209898

Okay not one to critize but WTF?! couldn’t she have just waited for him to come home to give him the good or bad news?!?

treblig February 20, 2012, 3:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #209900

shes prob dead i cant wait till monday to see just dont tell abbys little sister ill
;_; ._. ._.
oh wait its 1:00 in the morning so it should be here

lots of love abby

kittykatlovesviolin February 20, 2012, 3:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #209901

Can i just say how grown-up Paulo looks?

RayleneQuinn February 20, 2012, 3:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #209902

Is she…DEAD?!
lol Tess and David

SGRTC February 20, 2012, 3:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #209903

Its looks like Mike’s Really (Really) short

EricKm February 20, 2012, 3:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #209904

well.. she found her. At least what remains, a tombstone and a coffin sixfeet under to my mind.

Cole February 20, 2012, 3:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #209905

This might sound a touch dumb, but looking at how tall Paulo, David and Abbey are in comparison to the rest… Isn’t it about time Mike’s hormones kicked in and let him shoot up a couple of inches? He looks so tiny!

Kibondo February 20, 2012, 3:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #209906

Somehow I don’t think she’s dead.

Laufente February 20, 2012, 4:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #209907

well I expected a different reaction from abbey, if he knew she was dead.

thanks for the answer in the previous page.
also, the faces are missing! illuminati stroke again!

boh... February 20, 2012, 5:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #209908

WOW David’s really tall 8-D

Wonder what happened to Abbey :unsure:

minheeworld February 20, 2012, 5:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #209909

I like how Janet’s taller than Abbey in the first panel, then later Daisy is taller than Janet ahaha

Vulli February 20, 2012, 5:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #209910

I’m really hoping that look on Abbey’s face is “Omg, she’s coming over to see me *right now*?!” *terror-what-am-I-going-to-say-terror!*

Barb February 20, 2012, 5:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #209911

Angry Jasmine OvO

Vasiliy February 20, 2012, 5:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #209912

If his mother was dead he would have been crying..or something.
I don’t think she’s dead.

pearlcrox February 20, 2012, 5:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #209913

oh hell, i know that set of gestures. Been on both sides of it myself, she’s dead, that or she’s terminally ill but i’d bank on dead. poor abbey, that kid just can’t catch a break.

he’s hiding it, he’s surpressing his emotions so the others won’t get worried/bother him, bet you on the next page or two we’ll see him break down.

strider February 20, 2012, 5:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #209914

Oh, no… :( bad news about Abbey’s mum, I’m guessing. I can’t help but love Jasmine’s face in the last panel, though.

Lizzie February 20, 2012, 6:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #209915

I thought Tess was Jazzy on the last panel, until I saw Jazzy and realized that was good ol’-fashioned drunk Tess ;)

Mikk February 20, 2012, 6:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #209916

mike looks so short… :nope:

umad? February 20, 2012, 6:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #209917

Mike’s short!

Pained February 20, 2012, 7:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #209918

Well, apparently only Mike and Paulo are truly listening :3

jackkuro February 20, 2012, 8:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #209919

I see baby girl’s face. That the “Tess is way too close to my man.” face. Wait until the Lucy thing blows up, I don’t think Paulo will have much of a girlfriend after this party.

Suzume February 20, 2012, 8:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #209920

I said it… his mother is dead.

Marta February 20, 2012, 8:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #209922

I love how she just shows up and he has to leave.
I also like the new mobile site

DinR February 20, 2012, 8:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #209923

Wait! Maybe his dad is back to take he and his sister with he again? :question:

Marta February 20, 2012, 8:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #209924

well this cant be good

bittersweetlovefiles February 20, 2012, 8:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #209925

Daisy looks really cute here. Panel 3 is very nice.

Though this punctuation fills me with unbridled rage as a grammar natzi. I WILL ACCEPT NO LESS THAN PERFECT PUNCTUATION IN MY ONLINE CAT COMICS! Those ellipsis are supposed to have no less than THREE periods! AADJGDNKBG

In all seriousness though, Abbey’s mom is either found or found dead. Let’s hope it’s the second one!

baAr of chocolate February 20, 2012, 9:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #209926

I’m going to say that she isn’t dead but she’s in hospital still sick, perhaps in a coma after the savage beating her ex-husband gave her. If she were dead I bet Abbey would of been a lot more grief struck, right now he just seems concerned

Kitmit1 February 20, 2012, 9:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #209927

fan-character,Nickita,just won’t stop drinkin’ beer an’ playin’ with

Nickita February 20, 2012, 9:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #209928

… Why is David the tallest kid there?

Matthias777 February 20, 2012, 9:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #209929

im gonna draw a picture of something like this if you want tell me which characters they should be i might not draw though i need some ideas first
and i dont know about the rest though

bittersweetlovefiles February 20, 2012, 9:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #209930

Dat right arm on panel 2! :0


Still another great panel. THE SHOW MUST GO ON! Or turn today into Wednesday, either one!

MonsieurWTF February 20, 2012, 9:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #209931

Wow, Daisy looks really beautiful in panel 3! Also I do find it odd that Janet didn’t wait until after the party, but this being Taeshi I bet it will make more sense in the following pages :)

pupen February 20, 2012, 9:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #209932

Poor Abby! Why does Janet say its not serious? seems serious enough by the looks of Abby’s face.
Daisy is rly cute in the 2nd last panel, only trying to help her man,
Wish I had a girl like Daisy….

Can’t wait for wednesday Taeshi!

foreveryoung5 February 20, 2012, 9:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #209933

Wow, at first I got Jasmine and Tess mix up. Crap Tess, one too many! XD Go join Amaya in the cool down corner.

The Swimmer February 20, 2012, 10:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #209934

My prediction: She got married again and had new kids. She couldn’t go back to Abbey and Molly because they remind her too much of her abusive husband and she feels guilty coming back into their lives after all they went through.

Skelei February 20, 2012, 10:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #209935

I had a straight face through to the last panel there.
Then I saw poor Amaya and drunk Tess and completely lost it XD

GJdude February 20, 2012, 10:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #209936

His mother’s dead, I just know it. I was just surprised that it wasn’t announced right now.

TheX400096 February 20, 2012, 10:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #209937

Abbey! Oh no ;_;

Lunar February 20, 2012, 11:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #209938

Jazz is mad at Tess.
Paulo is mad at Mike.
Mike is mad at Sue.
Sue is mad at David.
And soon more anger is bound to erupt. GREAT PARTY TESS.

Arc February 20, 2012, 11:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #209939

Poor Abbey, i hope everything is okay.. ._.

Michelle February 20, 2012, 11:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #209940

Cause the old mes dead and gone dead and gone. LOL.

Slenderman February 20, 2012, 11:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #209941

@Arc Wait, why is Mike mad at Sue? did I miss something?

Rameak February 20, 2012, 11:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #209942

I’m soooooo curious!I can way to see what happend!I hope everything is fine.But it can’t be fine.I know it can’t.

ema February 20, 2012, 12:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #209943

Ahaha! I love the update and reaaaaaaally love the webcomic party price you drew! Its so cool!

Rin February 20, 2012, 12:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #209945

I doubt Abbey’s mom is dead. My bet is that she is in prison. From the flashback we found that Abbey’s dad was cheating, maybe his mom snapped and killed him.

lib February 20, 2012, 12:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #209946

lib, we know Abbey’s mom didn’t kill Abraham, because past flashbacks show that Abraham almost killed Charlotte by beating her half to death, which is why they were removed from the family in the first place.

Abraham is alive and apparently in prison. Charlotte didn’t kill him.

Carcharocles February 20, 2012, 12:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #209947

I’m afraid that that doesn’t prove anything. She still could have shot him between the last time we saw her and now.

bla February 20, 2012, 12:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #209948

Oh no…Abby…

Avory February 20, 2012, 12:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #209949

Heheheh… And now comes the fun. Deliciously interesting developments!

Hoheh February 20, 2012, 12:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #209950

Poor Abby!

Rainbow_Barf February 20, 2012, 12:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #209951

Wow this must be realy bad,plus tess is drunk as hell ,tring to rape paulo

lov/hate February 20, 2012, 12:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #209953

Jasmine looks incredibly irritated at Tess, while Sue looks irritated at David, and Paulo still contains distrust and irritation towards Mike at the moment even while Abbey is speaking to them. This can only mean one thing: IT IS ANNOY EVERYONE DAY! 8D

Moogle February 20, 2012, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #209954

David seems taller… Like a lot taller. I suppose it makes sense though. He’s a grow’n boy!

Catfisheh February 20, 2012, 1:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #209955

If David’s 14 why is he taller then everybody? :question: :O

Rainbow_Barf February 20, 2012, 1:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #209956

8-D I love David!!! :love: also…what ever happened with that girl who was obsessed with David?

Finzione February 20, 2012, 1:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #209957

Janet must be short if she’s nearly level with Daisy. Or Daisy is wearing some hefty boots.

Arkairyn February 20, 2012, 1:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #209958

@Finzione: ****** went back to her home planet, but died on the way. Literally.

Arkairyn February 20, 2012, 1:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #209959

I really don’t think she’d come to the party just to tell Abbey his mom is dead, so let’s see what’s going on.

Schrödinger February 20, 2012, 1:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #209960

who is the girl standing next to tess?

Ricky February 20, 2012, 1:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #209961

Ok,this is just my theory, but,
The reason why David is taller than everyone is because he’s a dog, which are prone to being larger than cats.

Mr. Tiggles February 20, 2012, 1:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #209962

guys… I don’t know where you live, but over here the great majority of dogs are bigger than cats. why it should be so strange for david to be taller than his friends?

edit: ninja’d by Mr. Tiggles, asd.

and to those thinking that abbey’s father could have returned or something: he is in prison. I really don’t think we will ever see him at liberty, if not in a flashback.

boh... February 20, 2012, 1:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #209963

@Arkairyn: I don’t think she’s nearly level with Daisy, she’s a little bit taller than Abbey it looks like. In those last couple panels with her and Daisy they just look the sameish height cuz Daisy’s a little closer on the foreground than Janet.

I don’t think Abbey’s mum is dead, I doubt Abbey would react like that if she was. David looks kinda creepy in that last panel. ._.

rishi-chan February 20, 2012, 2:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #209965

A climax is happening, I know it.

Starkeyblade February 20, 2012, 2:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #209966

He-He, Greatest month ever for me. For one my birthday is this week, and 2 my birthday is on the same day as the comic comes out. (wednesday). i also feel really sorry for Abbey I know what it feels like to lose your parent/parents.If that is the case with Abbey. But I don’t want to bore you all to death, so I am just saying that in my case it was a Parent(singular)

????? February 20, 2012, 2:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #209967

****! I called it.

the fry pwnr February 20, 2012, 2:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #209968


Ice Shield February 20, 2012, 2:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #209969

Oh my, look at the page overhaul for the mobile site. *approval*
I didn’t actually plan to say anything, just noticed that.

Curtisimo - notices things

Curtisimo February 20, 2012, 2:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #209970

holy **** look at Jasmine’s face inthe last panel. btw

the fry pwnr February 20, 2012, 3:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #209971

It’s either really good, or really bad.
“you’re mom’s dead” or “your mom’s coming over for Christmas”
or “your mom’s in jail”, or “your mom has amnesia and doesn’t remember you.”

lara February 20, 2012, 3:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #209972

@Rameak: Mike was mad at Sue because Sue accused Mike of being the reason Lucy wasn’t at the party

I just read through all the comments because I am bored :forever alone:
I’d make the obvious assumption that Abbey’s mother is dead…
Now to wait until Wednesday

Mightyena February 20, 2012, 3:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #209973

This is one of the greatest drawn comic’s i’ve seen

Kyotoshien February 20, 2012, 4:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #209974

I saw Lucy with hair and I REALLY recomend to you to draw her like that cuz she’s REALLY REALLY REALLY (dont mind my excitement) REALLY PRETTY.

PhotoGirl February 20, 2012, 5:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #209975

I await Wednesday with a hate and a passion.

Shocky February 20, 2012, 5:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #209976

Oh poor Abbey ;_; I has a sad now! I really want his mom to be a-ok! and his dad to kinda be dead :unsure: or is that just me?

heyitsme February 20, 2012, 5:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #209977

O.o Ok, so if she DID die, then this is some seriously poor parenting.

Waiting until after the party would have been the better course of action.

Actually, even if she DIDN’T die, waiting until after the party is STILL the better course of action.

Gryph February 20, 2012, 5:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #209978

Is Mike really that short in comparison to everyone else!? D:

Foxy Silver February 20, 2012, 5:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #209979

I’m getting the feeling that Abbey’s mother didn’t die, but something really horrible happened to her.

Turbocharge February 20, 2012, 6:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #209980

LOL!!! Jasmine is ANGRY! XD

I seriously hope that Abby’s mom isn’t dead! My mom died a few years ago. Please don’t make him go thought that experience! ;_;

megeriffic February 20, 2012, 6:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #209981

“What happened?”
“I gotta go home..”
“What’s wrong?”
“Something came up.”

This is one of the worst stalls I have ever read. I’m sorry, but Abbey could just say he doesn’t want to talk about it.

MationMac February 20, 2012, 6:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #209982

Is this a good time to start crying now? ._. ;_; anyways…poor Abby this is the most saddest comic taeshi ever made yet (TT_TT)

BlueBunni February 20, 2012, 7:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #209983

This chapter has been a box of surprises. :O
First I must say that Taeshi does a wondeful job on keeping us clinging to the story everytime we have to wait for a new update.
Poor Abbey is going to catch another deception in his life. That guy does a great job on hidding his emotions (a little like me). I don’t think that even Daisy will be able to cheer him up now (I’m not gonna speculate about what happened to Abbey’s mom, I don’t know, non of us do except for Taeshi herself).
I just have one question to whomever brought up the subject: Didn’t you all knew that Mike was the shortest guy on the group? I can understand that this page shows that greatly but even so anyone (who pays attention to the minimal details of the draws) can see that David is the tallest, Paulo and Abbey have almost the same height (Paulo is bigger 8-)) and that Mike has the same height as Sue :/(and many other girls of the group). I think that is height blends well with his character (I’m not saying that he is a jerkface nor anything ok!? Furious Abbey that has nothing to do with the subject).

fredfunny February 20, 2012, 7:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #209984

OH WHY!? This is so sad. MAKE WITH THE HAPPY! Keep going like this and I’ll get depressed! (EDIT: and PLEASE someone SMACK mike across the face (Preferably Lucy)

Mono The Elder February 20, 2012, 8:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #209985

I just want to say how impressed I am with how you’ve done this comic. I’ve been reading it for quite a while and really appreciate having an interesting webcomic like yours to read. Thank you.

Yuki February 20, 2012, 9:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #209986

Taking a wild gander here. Abbys mom is dead?

RobloxianGoldburst February 20, 2012, 9:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #209987

I think, most likely, she went back to his dad. After all, that seems to happen a lot with abusive relationships…

Usagi-chan February 20, 2012, 9:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #209988

Okay, first off: Poor Abbey. Looks like he just got told something shocking… Yeah…

Second: Okay, I’m going to have to agree with some of the commenters— Mike deserves a good slap across the kisser. Poor Lucy is probably on the verge of hurting herself. :(

Nishakun February 20, 2012, 9:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #209989

i’m not sure if its just me, but Paulo sure has been looking quite the grown up in this chapter…

tron28 February 20, 2012, 9:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #209990

Augh! I agree with tron28. He’s so dang tall.

Serge February 20, 2012, 10:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #209991

:D hey where’s Lucy?

Rainbow_Barf February 20, 2012, 10:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #209992

lucy come back!! D:

Nekochi-Chan February 20, 2012, 11:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #209993

Oooo….it is serious, I hope its not what I think it going to happen.

Where is Lucy at o_o;
and lol at jasmine

Aoriki February 20, 2012, 11:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #209994

Me: Hey Abbey do you like Mother’s D-
Abbey: /slaps across face/ My mother is deeeeeeeeeeeead!

TheGhost February 20, 2012, 11:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #209995

Taeshi, I suppose this isn’t as big an issue today….

But why is it that all of your comic seems to be so… suspenceful?

Anonymous One February 20, 2012, 11:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #209996

I think that she is actually alive and waiting to talk to him, i hope…

also i want paulo to clean mike’s clock, still support mike x lucy but i think he deserves it.

Teeroy766 February 20, 2012, 11:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #209997

Judging by Abbey’s face in panel 4, she’s either dead, hospitalized, or in jail.
I’m thinking not the last one.

A Human Being February 21, 2012, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #209998

I can’t tell. In the first shot his care taker looks sad so i think the mom commited suicide. Then she says its fine. I can’t tell

JustSomeCritic February 21, 2012, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #209999

XDI just noticed how mad jazzy is at tess holding on to paulo

JustSomeCritic February 21, 2012, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #210000

It can’t be bad news. No adult would ruin someones (their kids) moment to be happy with their friends to bring them bad news.

Alahar February 21, 2012, 12:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #210001

Judging by how things normally go, I’m going to assume the opposite of what everyone suspects, and say Abbeys mother is fine, and has gone through rehab for whatever her husband put her through. If only this comic could be so simple.

TheWorstAstronomer February 21, 2012, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #210003

How come in the 8th panel it looks like Daisy is bigger than Janet ???

WhiteLion February 21, 2012, 1:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #210004

Jazzy is dissapoint

Vega February 21, 2012, 1:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #210005

Interesting, last page I thought his mother died but now I don’t think so…Maybe she’s in a mental asylum or something? Also, something to note. Sometimes when I open up BCB while a youtube video is open, my comp completely freezes. At first it stayed like that only for 10 seconds or so, but now it’s getting progressively longer. Anyone else having that same problem?

Flashbomb7 February 21, 2012, 2:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #210006

I love the colours in the last panel. Nice page!

Isadora February 21, 2012, 2:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #210007

Anyone else notice Davids face in the last panel? It looks so creepy and yet… strangely erotic at the same time.

packers848848 February 21, 2012, 2:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #210008

Lol at Jasmine, Tess, and Paulo. I wonder if Abbey is gonna get a happy ending though

Anonymous February 21, 2012, 3:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #210009

Oh man
look at Jasmines face in the last panel haha

Stuffnthat February 21, 2012, 3:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #210010

From the look on poor Abbey’s face something tells me this might not be the great holiday season party/distraction he was hoping for. 8c

Vee Blackwell February 21, 2012, 4:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #210011

I see Jasmine being all angry and jealoussss

Also man poor Abbey. What’s going on mannn.

Luvandia February 21, 2012, 4:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #210012

dead mom is dead

metal monkey February 21, 2012, 5:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #210013

still hoping its good news about his mom :)

GearsofWar Fan4Life February 21, 2012, 5:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #210014

lol look at Tess in the last panel 8D
and this was great! :D keep up the good work, Taeshi!

A random girl 8D February 21, 2012, 6:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #210015

Awwwwwww snap…….Jasmine’s tail is all poofed up and angry looking…….Tess better lay off her man or a fight gonna break out. Very good page I enjoyed reading it.

Juria February 21, 2012, 6:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #210016

Tess’s Face D:

OmnOmNoM February 21, 2012, 7:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #210017

Gripping of the shoulder’s………never a good sign when someone is being looked for……

Zen February 21, 2012, 7:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #210018

Jasmine is so adorable when she is jealous.

SomeWizard February 21, 2012, 8:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #210019

hey Veronica you know your site is at fifht position of the top webcomis off the word? congratilations :3

unkow February 21, 2012, 8:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #210020

what are those stars near the nicknames???

boh... February 21, 2012, 9:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #210021

Just me testing stuff!

SuitCase February 21, 2012, 9:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #210022

Tess is the classiest hostess.

Amity February 21, 2012, 9:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #210026

;)uh-oh paulo! looks like u gonna be in trouble soon man!lol oh well, live in the moment and hope it gets better……….and i love this webcomic!its awesome

eagammer1 February 21, 2012, 10:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #210028

Daisy’s face in panel three… Gah I love it too much! <3 So so pretty

Sumomo February 21, 2012, 1:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #210030

lol in the last panel look at tess bein all luvey duvey over paulo :love:
whoops looks like jasmine is mad… O_O gotta go!! :unsure:

GoldenCappuccinoFlame February 21, 2012, 1:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #210031

Hey… I’m a guest, not sure if I’m able to do this… :) But, where’s Lucy, I didn’t get that, and I FEEL SO BAD FOR LUCY! And Mike, well, he’s a jerk. No other way to put it, and I love this comic! 8-) Mad Lucy

SkittytheKitty February 21, 2012, 2:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #210032


no one knows if Lucy is really at the party or not, we may not find out until the next chapter (if at all). this story arc is mainly about Abby’s past.

sen February 21, 2012, 3:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #210033

Well… Abbey, my man here —> Furious Abbey, did want to know right away.

notpop78 February 21, 2012, 3:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #210037

Someone is going to owe me 10$ soon

Jack Flop February 21, 2012, 4:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #210038

Oh oh bad bad bad… I hope he finds his mom. And… WHERE IS LUCY??? I’M WAITING… :P

PhotoGirl February 21, 2012, 5:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #210039

Hey, I’m new to this “commenting” business, and I was wondering, are you really banned if you use an emoticon…?

Helooo February 21, 2012, 5:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #210040

Ughh! I’m so mad at Mike!!!! And where is Lucy??? Did she stay home because Mike is there?

I'm a freaken somali! February 21, 2012, 5:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #210041

Still a bit concerned about Lucy… not too pushy for her and Mike to be together, she just deserves to have her own happiness, you know?

And the way she left when we last saw her seems… troublesome.

Sebastion February 21, 2012, 5:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #210042

Why can’t wednesday be NOW

I'm a freaken somali! February 21, 2012, 6:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #210044

I love Lucy, but I totally hope she did something awful/ hurt herself and cause SUPER DRAMA~ Amaya can see through Mike like a piece of plexiglass.

That one bitch February 21, 2012, 6:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #210045

What happened?Is Abbey’s mom dead or something?I can’t wait :)

Nekocat13 February 21, 2012, 7:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #210046

I wanna stay till 1:00am only 2 see the next comic!

PhotoGirl February 21, 2012, 7:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #210048

toast February 21, 2012, 8:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #210049

Can I just say I love Sue? She always tries to steer clear from all dem drama llamas she’s friends with. … Why is she friends with them again? o.o

The drama… I can feel it coming…

Or David could just break out in a Spanish song.

WierdoNerd February 21, 2012, 8:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #210050

Well, reading these comics has really made an impact on me. I fallen in love with this series and all the characters. Taeshi has done an amazing job doing these comics from day 1. This has inspired me to make a comic of my own. OFF TO DEVIANTART!!! -swoosh- :D

Icekingdom February 21, 2012, 8:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #210051

i feel as if..
mike should break up with sandy! :/
im sorry for the edditers but..
i gotta tell my feeling! :-*
- sigh - in my day dream LUCY and MIKE Mad Lucy :unsure:
would be such a good match.. :love:
p.s i dont trust sandy… D:
i hope mike says sorry to poor lucy!!!! :unsure:

Mike+Lucy=LOVE February 21, 2012, 9:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #210052

In other words,
angst angst angst angst angst angst angst angst angst angst… :unsure:

In unrelated news,

Taeshi: I have a DeviantArt account, and have been drawing a panorama of all of my friends and I steampunked, and as cats/dogs as inspired/based on your comic. I would love it if you or anyone else reading this would look at it. The account is InvaderRex295, and the post will be up on March 4, at which point I will say this all again.

Invader Rex February 21, 2012, 9:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #210053

What!?!?!?!? You said on the little info thing that Mike and Lucy end up together!!! What’s the use of telling us this if it’s the whole main plot of the story!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! ?!?!?

That person February 21, 2012, 9:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #210054

Mike is really that short?
Sometimes I forget, heh…

Won’t it be absolutely hilarious if sandy ends up being taller than him? Hahhaha

I hope Abby is ok, at first is doesn’t look like good news but then his guardian says everything is fine. Maybe he’s in shock about the news? Whatever it is.

Kixxar February 21, 2012, 9:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #210055

@ Kixxar: Mike isnt that short, they all look like different heights cause they’re further or closer to abbey and the camera shot, Really mikes like the same height as paulo ( referring to chapter 6 onwards) and just shorter then david.

BCB4ever February 21, 2012, 10:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #210056

Here’s to hoping she’s paralyzed or something. Dead mommy would break her. She’s quite young to hear hope-shattering news. And Abbey keeping it from her would wreak havoc on his psyche potentially. Bad times for them indeed.

We need a recent character height informer. I know relative heights, but only by outdated, potentially, means.

Hoheh February 21, 2012, 10:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #210057


you do realise it changes yes to no if you keep looking at it? it’s a joke, she hasn’t announced what happens to them

Kitmit1 February 21, 2012, 10:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #210168

Sue is so cool in the last panel :3

IDFC Friday February 22, 2012, 9:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #210221


Nickita February 22, 2012, 8:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #210250

Mike’s face in the last panel is very cute; he doesn’t want his friend to leave, or he is worried about what might have happened…

Carlitos February 23, 2012, 11:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #210372

Paulo seems…grown up for some reason. He just looks like he’s older than the rest.

UmbreonGal February 24, 2012, 11:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #211756

Hands off tess he’s mine!!

Miki March 12, 2012, 8:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #212054

Good page author.

tk March 16, 2012, 4:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #215816

lol tess <3

Bitterless May 6, 2012, 1:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #275411

Is that a jealous Jasmine I see?

AwesomelyUnknown February 16, 2014, 8:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #283440

Any one else realised how damn hot Paulo actually is in this picture? Tess is one lucky cat!

Lindsay July 2, 2014, 11:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #286848

Haha, gotta love Tess.

Tess: “Jazzie, don’t let Paulo mess around with any other girls! He’s yours this year!”

Two pages later -


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