69. At Loose Ends, page posted 2/22/12

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Comment ID #210060

uh-oh….the “cat’s” out of the bag now

luna February 22, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #210061

and the fun begins, nice lockdown box there too.

The-Gray-Angel February 22, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #210062

But will it blend?

NÜKER February 22, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #210063

Poor Abbey.
Now he’s going to feel like this is ALL HIS FAULT.

Fortunately, he did the right thing telling his mother, just not at an appropriate time.

I like the lighting and framing you did on this page, Taeshi. Wonderful job. It helped it to bring the center of focus to Abbey all the time, which was what the point was. Also the color change behind his mother helps turn the attention.

Rye February 22, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #210064

oh gosh Abbey, you just had to let the name slip TT.TT sorry Mrs. Abbey’s mom.

Anbellz February 22, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #210066

damn abbey, way to keep a secret

Why do you care? February 22, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #210067

ooo cynthia this will be fun

anon February 22, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #210068

Ohh abbey not a good move

:) February 22, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #210069

That’s a terrible way to find out something like that….

Biblioholic February 22, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #210071


sonnie February 22, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #210072

Initiating comments test.

Gum in hair eh? Or in this case fur… Wait, which is it?! I dont have a cat!! D:

Seraphara February 22, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #210073

Abbey, oh gosh D=
Abbey’s father is awlays the thing that leaves me upset *throws random table* (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻

Emy February 22, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #210074

Hah ! Whoops. XD

Jessica U. Ingmann February 22, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #210075

Abbey looks pretty good on this page, that fifth panel with him is really cute. I like the 3 panels of his mama after that, though her arm looks a little too skinny in the sixth panel. like it almost looks like just flesh n’ bone. the colouring/shading looks great, though, nice n’ smooth.

rishi-chan February 22, 2012, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #210076

Yay! Another angsty flashback!

My psycoanalysis of Abbey is gonna be posted @ 4:30pm EST. I finally have enough relative data on these frequent flashbacks that he’s been having since Ch 50, I think it is…
Anyways, foreboding atmosphere, so to that I say, SCREW YOU TAESHI!
-sorry, I really do love your work, it has literally changed my life, for the better I might add
I’m doing this on my new 3DS

@ rishi-chan: first of all, cool SWTCW reference in your name. Second, her arm is thin most likely because when one is being stressed (in this case beaten) they dont usually eat.

Invader Rex February 22, 2012, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #210077

This chapter’s pretty deep…. I honestly can’t think of any reason to really dislike Abbey anymore…. he’s got depth, he’s still capable of being humorous, he’s got his ups and downs… I like Abbey…

Art Critique: I believe it would be the right side, but one of Young Abbey’s Cheeks in the last “panel” seems like it’s a bit too small compared to the other side. Even though they’re about even, it still seems odd..

Anonymous One February 22, 2012, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #210078

That’s quite the shiner she has. The ******* must have hit her hard.

starfighter105 February 22, 2012, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #210080

Why does Rugrats come to mind.

Slenderman February 22, 2012, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #210081

And now the chaos will begin yet again way to go Abbey.

Izaya February 22, 2012, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #210082

Damn, it hits the fan.

Mayonaka February 22, 2012, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #210083

I’m actually very intrigued to see where this chapter is going. Its obviously a lot less about LucyxMicheal angst and more about another main character’s (Abbey) life, past and present. The only thing that irks me….is the stupid idea I had today.

Abbey’s mom is a zombie. A dumb theory, yes, but not totally irrelevant.

Lunas February 22, 2012, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #210084

Yeah, I think I was wrong. She’s almost certainly dead.

Turbocharge February 22, 2012, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #210085


So that biznitchs named Cynthia? Huh… Is it just me, or did our adorable resident Abyssinian just set off A Series Of Unfortunate Events? Nah… probably not.


If that was the case, I’d bet 5 cash money in pounds, dollars and gold pieces.

DeValt & Whittaker February 22, 2012, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #210086

Curse you loose lips! CURSE YOU! This will not end well.

Darf14 February 22, 2012, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #210087

lol abbeys face in the last panel reminds me a little of a face from family guy

taro February 22, 2012, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #210088

Oh dear.. This will not end well. His poor mum! D:

Remmy February 22, 2012, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #210089

Whoever believes Charlotte did Abbey Sr. in, RAISE YOUR HAND! *cricket*

not dramatic enough okay then

Extendo Mags February 22, 2012, 12:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #210090

Abbey is destined for great things. He has his mother’s eyes.

Remus February 22, 2012, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #210091

She’s pretty…. appreciative of little moments of kindness. Scary how much I relate to this.

Xdepression February 22, 2012, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #210092

OMG, Poor Baby! Abbey’s mom is either dead or in some sort of critical state, isn’t she? Or worst case scenario; she back with his dad! I mean, judging by the panels, it looks like Abbey’s mom really loves his dad, or at least still holds some sort of affection (but it is a flashback, so I could be wrong as to how this applies to the present situation). But with the Cynthia comment…. I guess that’s what was probably the last straw for her, maybe (my guess of what happened before/what caused Abbey and Molly to live with Janet) :( . I just hope that was enough to make her stay away from the *******, presently, or forever and ever.

Subaru February 22, 2012, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #210093

When did he learn her name?
Can someone tell me?

RazorSharpFang February 22, 2012, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #210094

dun dun duh

jester February 22, 2012, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #210096

It is good to nap. Sometimes.

WorkingVolition February 22, 2012, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #210097

@ Invader Rex actually I don’t know what you’re talking about when referring to my name. ^^; my name’s Lizzy so I just go by rishi-chan durhur I can be lame like that. and actually looking at the drawing again, I see that some of her arm is kinda hiding behind Abbey’s ear, but it still looks kinda thin to me. I don’t think her arms would be that thin seeing as how they were thicker in previous pages and she has a round tummy. unless she was pregnant at the time and only had a big tummy from it, I doubt her arms would be that thin.

rishi-chan February 22, 2012, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #210098

my first reaction was just, “cynthia, she’s a really cool dancer, cynthia, boogie to the groove now”


Mako February 22, 2012, 12:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #210099

Abbey, no! D:

NHawkes February 22, 2012, 12:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #210101

My heart is racing from this. Like wow! I’m so anxious to know what happened with his mom. My guess is that she’s not dead but she’s in a..worst state then she was when Abbey and Molly left?
That’s my only hope for now.

Or a twist is that his father is back in the picture and with her again? So many theories. Hang in there Abbey!

Nara February 22, 2012, 12:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #210104

no ! O_O abbbeeeey!

Grace February 22, 2012, 12:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #210105

: D
i just spent the last three days reading this comic..
but methink it was worth the very very long time : )
I love it and i’m glad to have finally caught up so i can actually comment! So many times i wanted to……and then saw that it was a 2 year old page…..
i love abby. he’s one of my faves : )

KLucky February 22, 2012, 12:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #210106

wait. what. who? I’m confused.

catsdontsmile February 22, 2012, 12:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #210107

….Well. ****. Good job, Abbey. :/

Arcaine February 22, 2012, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #210108

Guesses as to Charlotte’s current state:

1. She cracked after that last awful beating from Abraham Sr. and is in a mental ward.

2. She has moved on with her life… so much so, in fact, that she wants nothing to do with her kids, who are only reminders of her past abuse.

Floweramon February 22, 2012, 12:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #210110

She’s so cheery for being a battered wife.

Titanium Dragon February 22, 2012, 1:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #210111


Laufente February 22, 2012, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #210112

Oh no, just oh no.

Curo February 22, 2012, 1:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #210113

Here is where the Abbey’s guilt comes to light. Poor Abbey, you aren’t to blame for the slip. Seriously Daisy just got latch to him with that carebear sunshine hug of yours.

Maiden February 22, 2012, 1:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #210114

Uh oh. Things just got a lot more heartbreaking.

NBbowler February 22, 2012, 1:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #210115


Xiro February 22, 2012, 1:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #210117

This is not good.

Unwanted Commenter February 22, 2012, 1:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #210118

hmmm…. last panel of abbey.. i cant stop being reminded of family guy XD

im loving the style taeshi, the lighting and colors are great and i really like abbeys mom.. she’s cute and pretty #^_^#

Neila078 February 22, 2012, 1:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #210119

Oh God, THIS is where it gets real ugly…

Sarge February 22, 2012, 1:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #210120

Oh noooooo. D: Abbey, you poor thing. You didn’t mean to let that slip out.

Eeyup February 22, 2012, 1:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #210121

Oh, I see now…that’s bad…

Avory February 22, 2012, 1:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #210122

The suspense is madding! D:

Aoriki February 22, 2012, 1:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #210123

Oh jeez… that’s not a good way to find out…

AnonyWes February 22, 2012, 1:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #210124

Oh shi- Not good.

Danny February 22, 2012, 2:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #210125

Cynthia, Maybe a person who is related to Abbey’s dad,
maybe his 2nd Wife???
Or someone that only abbey knows

EricKm February 22, 2012, 2:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #210126

What if….. I know this sounds really stupid… but what if His mom is back with his dad? I seriously doubt it though.

Mark February 22, 2012, 2:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #210127


elinn February 22, 2012, 2:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #210128

I think I dont want to see the next page, but somehow I cant wait for it either. Anyways, D:

Apple February 22, 2012, 2:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #210129

The name Cynthia instantly reminds me of Angelica’s doll from “The Rugrats”. Looks like Abbey let the cat out of the bag! I have a feeling that pun won’t go over very well…

Xenos February 22, 2012, 3:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #210130

@EricKm: Or you know, just that woman he is cheating on his real wife with. Which was shown briefly earlier in the chapter.

Moogle February 22, 2012, 3:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #210131

I stumbled across the comic and thought it was adorable, so I went back to page one and have been reading ever since!

I was sad to reach the end, but I’m bouncing eager for more.

Just want to say…MIKE IS A JERKFACE! And so far I adore Paulo and Augustus >_>

Chandraleila February 22, 2012, 3:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #210132

Whoa dear this can’t be good

Fauxpas February 22, 2012, 3:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #210133

Who is Cynthia?

SGRTC February 22, 2012, 3:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #210134

Yes you just gotta hate that father. Want to beat him up until he won’t be able to make babies anymore.

Also now more thing @ Emy:
ノಠ益ಠ)ノ 彡 (ヽ.□.)ヽ *Quit flipping my effin tables!*
ლ(ಠ益ಠლ) *Who’s next?*

Alkaizer87 February 22, 2012, 4:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #210135

Dun dun dunnnnnnnnnn…

Rusco Istar February 22, 2012, 4:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #210136

hmmm maybe she is gone due to MURDER charges.

keios February 22, 2012, 5:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #210137

The black eye is a nice touch

7 February 22, 2012, 5:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #210138


IDog February 22, 2012, 6:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #210139

._. wow I thought i was early getting to the comments.

Icekingdom February 22, 2012, 6:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #210140

why must this comic be sad ._. …. but i LOVE it! keep em comin! 8-D

tron28 February 22, 2012, 6:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #210143

For some reason I can’t shake the feeling the mother is going to do something very rash… like hit abbey :( I hope I’m wrong

Exewon February 22, 2012, 6:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #210144


1D February 22, 2012, 7:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #210145

Ouch. Truth comes out.

Shocky February 22, 2012, 7:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #210147

Abraham Sr. and Angelica Pickles are both questionably nice, as well as favoring a Cynthia. Coincidences.

Hoheh February 22, 2012, 8:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #210150

ABBEY’S FACE LOOKS LIKE ONE OF THE FACES THAT ARE OFTENTIMES USED ON FAMILY GUY. i know it’s a serious page but i laughed at the last panel for that reason XD also i like the way abbey’s mom smiles in panel number 7. and little abbey is so cute!

Vortegon February 22, 2012, 8:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #210151

CHEAT! This is not going to end well, time to go find this Cynthia and kill her XD

CTS4Kouhei February 22, 2012, 8:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #210153

… Who leaves gum on a couch? And, uhh… Don’t talk about stuff like that with your children, … Abbey’s mother? I dont know your name, so that will have to do… And I think I remember when Abbey saw Cynthia…
(LOTS of dots)

Mikk February 22, 2012, 8:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #210158


Go check the ”about” section, it’s the 22nd of february, which meeaaans DAVID’S BIRTHDAY!!!

Mikk February 22, 2012, 8:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #210159

I really love this chapter… I dunno… It’s just. People actually experience these kinds of things. (Not that we don’t go through the romance and stuff). But I like it.

LikexMu-Paulo February 22, 2012, 8:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #210160

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww T^T

frlejgkth February 22, 2012, 8:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #210161


Skye February 22, 2012, 8:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #210162

Only 82 comments?
And the gum in the couch it’s classic

Jack Silvermoon February 22, 2012, 8:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #210163

All of my tears.. ._.

Squishable February 22, 2012, 9:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #210164

Oh wow, poor guy.

OmegaB February 22, 2012, 9:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #210165

Poor Abbey…

Krystique February 22, 2012, 9:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #210166

Love Abby’s “DOH” face. Classic

Zane February 22, 2012, 9:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #210167

As an optimist, I say that she is alive, not only that but also that she has found someone that cares for her and as she knows that abbey and molly have a great life with their step-dads she left them to enjoy.

Tuffex February 22, 2012, 9:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #210170

I can’t tell which is worst….
The forums
or the comments….

Gurren February 22, 2012, 10:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #210173

Cynthia? Uh oh, I bet Abbey’s dad is cheating on his mom. Duh duh duhhhhhh.

Just sayin February 22, 2012, 10:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #210174

Uh OH!!!!!!!!!! Abbey told his mom something that should have been a secret!!!!!!!
Well it appears that Abbey is once again in his little world so lets have some brainstorming!
YAY! TOP 90!

Ikuto February 22, 2012, 10:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #210175

In general, you’ve been really improving when you draw cars. Interiors are pretty hard to get right without skewing something. It’s a cool perspective you have going on in the first panel, but it’s not quite right. I think to complete the effect Janet should be bigger, since she’s closer to us. If Janet is seated that far back, the steering wheel should at least be visible, and you have enough space to do it in a way that wouldn’t obstruct Abbey. I hope this is helpful!

gumtruck February 22, 2012, 10:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #210178

i hate Abby’s dad

Yuki February 22, 2012, 10:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #210180

I am now more certain of Charlotte’s death.

TheX400096 February 22, 2012, 10:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #210181


SXR123 February 22, 2012, 11:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #210185

Well it is better she knows the truth. Ignorance is bliss I guess…I would want to know anyway.

Iris February 22, 2012, 11:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #210188

the page before and this one makes me wonder if Abbeys mother got killed or something judging by Janets face when she picked him up from Tessas party. Or she could be alive and suffering from permanent scares and bruises from abuse. Just makes me wonder what Janet found out about Abbeys mother and all the possibilities.

Kyla February 22, 2012, 12:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #210190


notpop78 February 22, 2012, 12:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #210191

Uh oh.

That “…Cynthia?” leaves with little confidence that this will end well. D:

Sebastion February 22, 2012, 1:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #210192

@Emy Dont flip your **** dude XD

Bull363 February 22, 2012, 1:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #210193

I’m worried Abbey might have more psychological issues then we already knew about. All these crazy flashbacks suddenly being triggered. Little guy has had a rough go that’s for certain.

Balfred February 22, 2012, 1:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #210194

taeshi please answer my question i am about to ask
are we able to send fan mail :D

bittersweetcandybowlFTW February 22, 2012, 1:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #210195

She can’t really be dead, can she?
Maybe she’s just kinda messed up and doesn’t want to see them?
……She totally killed herself. ._.

MissCaitlyn February 22, 2012, 1:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #210196

Oh my gosh this is super intense. Like holy cow i want to see what happens. Poor Abbey…he has it so rough. At first I thought he was just a major jerk but this shows hes just a frightened kid who grew up in horrible circumstances. Poor guy.

In other news: Happy Birthday David. Keep on keepin’ on.

Trev February 22, 2012, 2:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #210197

WOW now 2 good things in one day! This is a great 16 for me. But it will take a hell of a long time to download GTA IV lol. I am taking that Abbey’s mother didn’t know who Cynthia was until ABBEY opened his mouth.

????? February 22, 2012, 2:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #210198

I hate that everyone keeps saying bad things about Abbey. He was young and of course he accidently let it spill, think about it. If you had been in that situation at that age could you of held something in like that for so long? The answear is no.

On another note I believe that his mother either is:

A: Dead from all the stress her husband put on her and losing her kids.

B: At a Mental Hospital because shes finnally flipped her lid from the abuse.

C: At a Womans Shelter for fear that her husband will get out and hurt her.


D: Her husband did infact kill her, Which I hope isn’t the case

Tenxia February 22, 2012, 3:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #210199

whoa… i bet Abbey feels bad now. Dont feel bad! it isnt your fault your father is a bad person who cheats. That must of been horrible for his mom. At least now he has awesome friends and can enjoy himself. I wonder what happened to his mom…

Timni February 22, 2012, 3:21 PM EST.

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Rii February 22, 2012, 3:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #210201

Ooh, Cynthia? I bet Abbey’s mom told his dad and… hospital happened.

Ruby February 22, 2012, 3:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #210202

Uh oh. •_•
Man, it sounds as though abbey’s dad was actually a nice guy. Wonder why he got so violent. I mean, he could have just divorced her… Right??? :’(

Kristy February 22, 2012, 3:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #210203


_CandleJack_ February 22, 2012, 3:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #210204

awww poor Abbey’s mother DX
Some times i wish Abbey didn’t know too much.. :unsure:

And why is Mike saying he didn’t do it WHEN HE DID
…mike just say you love her .. you know you do
:unsure: Mad Lucy

Mike+Lucy=LOVE February 22, 2012, 4:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #210205

I think there’s a minor typo in panel 10, it should be “i wish he’d…” or “i wish he would…”

Awww snap, looks like Abbey’s mom is making a realization :O

I like how his back story is being revealed as occasional flashbacks rather then being dumped on us all in one prequel chapter. I noticed in the graveyard for your scrapped ideas you started an Abbey chapter but I can see you’re conveying basically the same thing in a cooler way, with memories that have to with what’s actually happening.

baAr of chocolate February 22, 2012, 4:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #210206

dun dun dunnnnnn…. poor abbey

miss whit February 22, 2012, 4:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #210207

Oh my Abbey just said that

Ice February 22, 2012, 5:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #210208

Uh oh…. This is where the drama begins!

I'm a freaken somali! February 22, 2012, 5:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #210209

Abbey reminds me of myself…HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID!<3

Finzione February 22, 2012, 5:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #210210

Oh wow………………….. The things we say we before we really think about what we are saying…………….

Kikimmicoa February 22, 2012, 5:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #210211

…aww ****.

Yoman February 22, 2012, 6:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #210212

Abbey’s father is a filthy cheater that deserves to go to hell. Poor Abbey…

Randommoron5 February 22, 2012, 6:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #210213

Please let her be okay please let her be okay please let her be okay…..

Vega February 22, 2012, 7:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #210214

“Cynthia? There’s another woman? He… doesn’t love me?”

As my redundant comment doesn’t tell, I’m pretty excited as of where this is going. Good work.

Captain Lechy February 22, 2012, 7:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #210215

I’m getting very strong “Death of a Salesman” vibes.

That is not encouraging for abbey’s future.

Quaddy February 22, 2012, 7:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #210216

Razorsharpfang somewhere in his childhood in-between page 12 & 13

Bittersweetaddict February 22, 2012, 8:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #210217

I feel bad for Abbey and his mother…
*throws random table* (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻

Nyan cat LAWLZ February 22, 2012, 8:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #210218

****, I’m getting some ‘School Days’ vibes, some ‘Oh sweet Jebus, I think I already know how this will end’ vibes, and some ‘one of these two (Cynthia or Abbey’s mom) are so very screwed’ vibes. Me, I think Cynthia is likely a comatose cat walking, and Abbey’s mom isn’t going to be much better off.

CynicaIdealist February 22, 2012, 8:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #210219

I has decided to make a poker face now
Commencing in 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1,0
•_________________________________________________ __•

Nyan cat LAWLZ February 22, 2012, 8:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #210220

who is this cynthia im just hearing about

Kyleel Goings February 22, 2012, 8:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #210222

By the way, I forgot to mention this in my main comment, but thanks for the awesome update to the site (at least, I think it was; it was that, or my computer (or possibly my eyes) was more screwed then I thought, and I somehow missed it for over 68 chapters… :unsure:). The random pages banner… thing reveals some stuff I might not have found out about on my own. Anyway… yeah, thanks for that! :)

CynicaIdealist February 22, 2012, 8:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #210223

when are you going to update not enough rings

Kyleel Goings February 22, 2012, 8:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #210224

Furious Abbeyomg!abbey why did u have to ruin the mood bro?!?!?

eagammer1 February 22, 2012, 8:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #210225

Why do I think someone is cheating with abbys dad?

RobloxianGoldburst February 22, 2012, 9:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #210226

At first, when I saw Abby’s mom, I thought “AAAAH! How was she hiding in the back seat like that?!”
Then I realized it was a littleabby flashback.
That would have been funny though.
She does seem awfully happy for a beaten wife… Perhaps the beating cpmes after the ‘u cheatyn on mah??’ confrontation.
Also: hmm… Stars on comments? I expect a long, prosperous history of… Not stars. I’m not as vain as I seem.

Curtisimo - born on third

Curtisimo February 22, 2012, 10:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #210227

I really like Abbey, but cutting the “lucy just got every hard cold fact thrown at her face” problem really ****** me off!

Mary February 22, 2012, 10:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #210228

Wait, insightful comments? D: Imma be dissapointed if mine isn’t highlighted…

Anyway… I hope nothing bad happened to Abbey’s mother, he’s not my favorite, but yet he’s still sweet and doesn’t deserve anything bad to happen to him… ;-;

Edit: No more stars?

CocoTR February 22, 2012, 11:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #210229

Stars, eh? I wonder.

On note of the comic, damn…was Abbey trying to keep that a secret?

Abbey’s mom…could really use a hug…seriously, she could.

Chocothunda February 22, 2012, 11:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #210230

aww so sad man D: i hope abbey can live well if his mom is already dead

lucioMJ February 23, 2012, 1:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #210231

As an optimist, I would prefer she was well and see reason to believe she is. As a realist, I see reason to not be hopeful in all those possibly sad looks. As a jaded reader, I’m waiting for the pain. As a jerk, things lack a certain punished cat currently. As a Lucy lover, the lack of her saddens me.

Hoheh February 23, 2012, 2:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #210233

poor mom

JustSomeCritic February 23, 2012, 5:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #210248

i wouldent be surprised if 8-D is hiding in the car and is about to say “OII SROOGE, WHAT WOULD YOU DO FOR A KLONDIKE BAR XD!”

the fry pwnr February 23, 2012, 10:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #210249

Cynthia? The plot thickens…
I do notice a slight pang of regret in young abbey as he says this to his mother, perhaps he indirectly affected her disappearance??

foreveryoung5 February 23, 2012, 11:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #210251

A mistress? :O

Fenny February 23, 2012, 12:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #210252

Comments being noticed probably only got slightly less likely. And who knows how much that change makes trouble and how much is just whining? :x

Hoheh February 23, 2012, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #210253

epic fail

Invader Rex February 23, 2012, 2:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #210254

Wow, I was the first to notice it was David’s birthday. Also, Taeshi, Y U NO EVEN HAVE DAVID IN THE COMIC ON HIS BIRTHDAY?

Mikk February 23, 2012, 3:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #210255

HOLY S*** a star come on abby :D

Loki February 23, 2012, 4:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #210256

dammit Abbey, why your past so sad.

CJ February 23, 2012, 4:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #210258

The reorganization of the site looks awesome, Taeshi! :love:

Sandvich February 23, 2012, 4:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #210261

loving the new changes Taeshi. Great page also. i’m liking this flipping back and forth between flashbacks and current.

Deuce Moose February 23, 2012, 5:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #210265

:c Poor Abbey and his mamy

Kitkat February 23, 2012, 5:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #210267

panels 6, 7 and 12 <3

lynch226 February 23, 2012, 7:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #210269

Boom. Friendzoned.

i dunno why i said that.

StarSturdy February 23, 2012, 9:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #210271

I don’t understand why Abbey didn’t tell his mom about Cynthia in the first place…. :x

I'm a freaken Somali! February 23, 2012, 10:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #210401


Sweet mother of cats.

Not Cynthia February 24, 2012, 9:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #210423

Oh wow, I JUST noticed his mother had a black eye…am I really that blind?! GAH!

Leo February 25, 2012, 8:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #210611

I know why he didn’t tell his Mom right away, Somali.

Because to a child, your parents are God and your household, your family, is the Universe, and anything that would disrupt that…

… that is too scary to even think about.

Fruvous February 27, 2012, 4:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #216626

So, who is Janet?

Shiva May 16, 2012, 9:59 PM EST.

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