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Veronica: Let us actually talk about the comic this time, guys!

We want to email you some comics!

Join the thousands of BCB fans who look forward to an email of cat drama every Monday morning, and we’ll send you a dozen “Ships Ahoy” comic strips, and one every week after that!

We’ll send a link to the comics you missed, straight away.

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Comment ID #205006

I’m not sure what the little bags are… She hasn’t been gone so long that they are for each birthday, are they?

Zauren January 6, 2012, 8:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #205008

Ha abbey you suck

Snoregore January 6, 2012, 8:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #205009

This is awesome :D
Just wrote a comment on your last page, was refreshing and suddenly it updated! Its currently 02:47 am here, so I can go to bed happy now ;)

JanQ January 6, 2012, 8:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #205010

Yay new page awesome comic!

Demon January 6, 2012, 8:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #205011

I’m the first commenter o my god! Sorry but Yes yes yes. Abby looks mad. Forgot the moms dead. I don’t care for abby but his isshues i understand. Poor molly

JustSomeCritic January 6, 2012, 8:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #205012

*dramatic gasp*
I was right!
Whatsherface doesn’t know her mom is dead!
Why have you not told your sister that?
Important stuff, that be.

Curtisimo - update!

Curtisimo January 6, 2012, 8:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #205013

Yeah! Talk about the comic! GAWD!

… My computer is retarded, is there still that “Bittersweet Pony Trough” thing up top?

Geraldo January 6, 2012, 8:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #205014

Guess Abraham didn’t forgive his mother.

A Terrible Human Being January 6, 2012, 8:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #205015

I wonder what he meant by that last statement :O

Sandvich January 6, 2012, 8:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #205017

“when we see her again” uh oh, that can’t be good, does that mean that the mother is dead? or that she’s prohibited from seeing her children (either in prison or state regulated restraining order)? either option doesn’t give much hope for a happy story.

strider January 6, 2012, 8:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #205018

Last panel ._.

FenixWong951 January 6, 2012, 8:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #205021

Wait, I’m confused. When did Momma Abbey…

Maybe I’m better off confused… ;.;

Feel better, Taeshi!

Also, I made 12th! Never made 12th before…

Anonymous One January 6, 2012, 8:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #205022

She’s too innocent! D;

Jinx. January 6, 2012, 8:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #205023

11 comments only?

me January 6, 2012, 8:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #205024

): gonna be a sad chapter

SmashFiles January 6, 2012, 8:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #205025

It would seem that Abbey’s not thinking clearly. Because did he really just scoff at something like this, that clearly means a lot to Molly?

Ahh… the heart-wrenching and shaking in the fanbase’s trust in the characters begins already.

@Curtisimo She’s guilty or sad at the end. So clearly she knows, else she’d only be confused and hurt.

Biblioholic January 6, 2012, 8:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #205026

5 panel…oh god D:

Considering that I still haven’t read all of the chapters for this comic yet, I can only assume (both from the comic and the comments) that she doesn’t realize that their mom has passed on.

If that’s the case…that line in the 5th panel is an incredibly painful one T_T

Also, it may be me, but I’m not sure if Abbey’s ready to explain everything to hurt…that’s a tough thing to explain, not to mention there’s no easy way to do it either D:.

Chocothunda January 6, 2012, 8:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #205028

Oh Molly, you so crazy

nAar January 6, 2012, 9:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #205029

… something’s wrong with Molly. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but her face looks off. Like she doesn’t believe the message she’s tryin’ to convey… Hrn…

Jessica U. Ingmann January 6, 2012, 9:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #205030

I still have no idea what’s going on ._.

Sidnoea January 6, 2012, 9:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #205031

oh Abbey..

kokat-dez January 6, 2012, 9:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #205032

Can you feel ♪
The tension here? ♫

Xenos January 6, 2012, 9:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #205033

Sweet! New page on my birthday!

I wonder how much of Abbey’s backstory we will get to see as the new chapter develops…

Aken January 6, 2012, 9:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #205034

the bags are full of catnip, abe just wants her to toss em so that he can have tnem all for himself :D

elia January 6, 2012, 9:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #205035

Haha! Hurray! Abbey chapter at last! You’ve made me curious about this big eared fellow, Taeshi.. I greatly lookforward to upcoming updates of this one. Especially due to the art so far, which I find myself adoring. Keep it up, Tae.

…Happy birthday, Aken..

Drillthatpiercestheheaven January 6, 2012, 9:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #205036

oh i see, this is after the whole deal. i had thought that their parents were still with them. poor angsty abbey. Oh well. love th page Taeshi. thanks for putting up with us.

Deuce Moose January 6, 2012, 9:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #205037

I cant stop thinking that abbey is…

I mean, her mother used clothes, her sis is using them too.
I know 90% of the characters on this comic dont use them

But…. xDDD

Loki January 6, 2012, 9:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #205038

Their mum isn’t dead, Abbey mentioned that before…I think he just disbelieves they will find her again.

Kite January 6, 2012, 9:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #205039

and sorry for the double post
but molly’s cuteness deserves it. ¬ ////¬

Loki January 6, 2012, 9:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #205040

If this isn’t a flashback, then how in the love of **** does Molly still not know that her mother is either dead or dropped off the face of the Earth? Talk about Abbey being too much of a ***** to tell her…I know how traumatic that is and everything, and I don’t mean to sound awful, but what’s the good in just delaying the inevitable revelation? Even Mike would’ve told in her (in the softest way possible, but still)!

NintendoSegaSonyGuy January 6, 2012, 9:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #205041


I think Molly is aware that her mother is no longer around them and disappeared to wherever she went, but she has hope that she will see her mother again. This doesn’t seem like an “Abbey is douche” kind of thing.

idiocy January 6, 2012, 9:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #205042


I just showed my boyfriend page 2 (because of the Pinkie Pie reference) and he thought the poster said Insert Finger Here.

Jeez… :P

In other news, poor Molly. :( She’s holding out hope for something even she probably knows won’t happen.

In other other news, I wish you all the best, Taeshi. :) You’re a lovely person and I really don’t want you to suffer. Granted, I can’t relate in any way, but I still want you to know that I’m a fan of *you*, not just your cat comic.

Both you and Lucy need lots of hugs right now, so… *hugs*

ravengal January 6, 2012, 9:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #205043

naw abbey dont ruin the cuteness!
Edit: maybe it has something to do with molly’s paralyzed ears

Lumpy Space P. January 6, 2012, 9:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #205044

This seems familiar… :/

PurpleLeaf January 6, 2012, 9:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #205045

Abbey, please don’t be so pessimistic, Molly’s trying to be hopeful here….

Spica(actually, just Vega January 6, 2012, 9:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #205046

Wow, lots of rude guy kitties lately.

OmegaB January 6, 2012, 9:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #205047

yay! now peeps will stop whining!!

ps: u rock Tee!!!

K.R.I January 6, 2012, 9:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #205049

im so curious on how the chapter is going to end out :O
poor molly :( atleast we know her and abbey goes to a good family now :)

@lumpy space P wait theres something wrong with her ears???

shorty January 6, 2012, 9:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #205050

And Molly drops the ball, hardcore style.

Great job, honey. Great job.

Ziggy January 6, 2012, 10:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #205051

Wow, Abbey, pretty pessimistic.

What is Molly making for her mother?

The Geek January 6, 2012, 10:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #205052

Wow Abby, way to burst Molly’s bubble.

Also weird, I have a cousin the same age, hairstyle, even name as Molly. She reminds me of her in a disturbingly accurate way.

ultimateZ January 6, 2012, 10:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #205053

Taeshi do you like acully read all the comments because if I was you (which I no it cant happen because I can’t even drawl a stick person right lol) I couldn’t stand all the criticism noing how sensitive I am I would be in tears and rage. But I dont think I could stand reading alot of comments (sorry if this is off topic) I just think my head would explode lol. But I think your a super great artist. So far my fovorate artist. And I ain’t never seen a comic so realistic (besides people being animals and all) comic. I just wanted to tell you I love it. I sorta hope I can be a great artist like you one day. Hope this dosent sound stupidly idiotic. Well from a strange sensitive man I have to say one thing (what I wanted to say then my mind butted it lol) thanks for this wonderful master piece of artwork. ;) :) :D

Convertibleguy January 6, 2012, 10:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #205054


UT January 6, 2012, 10:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #205055

/sadpianomusic ._.

paulosawesome January 6, 2012, 10:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #205056

Hey Vegeta, what’s the scouter say about this page’s DAWWWWWW levels?

Turtle Hermit January 6, 2012, 10:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #205057

i love molly .. i wish abbey can stop being so bitter… molly is trying so hard
and the way she does it is so sweet…

Hell In my Clouds January 6, 2012, 10:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #205058

Oh no! Abbey is upset! And his little sister looks the same way. Oh dear… I hope everything takes a turn for the better in the upcoming pages, but I feel like it’ll get worse before then.

Keep going Taeshi! I like your work a lot! To be honest, nearly every character on this comic I can easily relate to. It’s a sad story, I know, but at least it’s a truthful one.

(After reading the “dumb comments filter” page)
Wow. Has the comments really gotten that bad? I’m definitely going to sign up for a membership, then.

Felix January 6, 2012, 10:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #205059

Molly, why you make Fridgy wanna cry?

Fridgy da Squidgy January 6, 2012, 10:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #205060


Lolly January 6, 2012, 10:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #205061

this is really sad.. i remember when i could’nt see my mother for a very long time. My siblings held some contempt towards her so it made it very hard for me to openly miss her..

So i get where molly is coming from ._.

moo January 6, 2012, 10:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #205062

Y u so cute!?!

Zany January 6, 2012, 11:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #205063

Cute!! ;3;

Myu January 6, 2012, 11:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #205064

Geez Abby, Molly’s just a kid. Don’t let your bias ruin her hopes or her coping mechanism.

Another great page and I love all the emotion. I wonder what Molly gives as presents.

UmbreonGal January 6, 2012, 11:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #205065

Oh no, this looks like bad things, really bad things are gonna happen…

Meowth766 January 6, 2012, 11:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #205066

Abbey, can’t you see that she is just trying to be nice to her mother?!
You shouldn’t get mad at her, I think that by the way the things are, you should know better than anyone how does she feel.

Emy January 6, 2012, 11:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #205067

Abbey is really awesome, but sometimes I just can’t like him.

The Awesome One January 6, 2012, 11:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #205068

Ok I’m confused. Is their mom dead, missing, in a coma, or what? If someone could give me a link to the relevant page that would be awesome.
I don’t seem to remember.

Either way poor Molly.

Teeroy766 January 6, 2012, 11:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #205070

i am feeling better… sorry Taeshi… sorry mean ol’ loser people that judge me….
~ thanks for the update tae!! ( even though i took a LITTLE long ) :)

GoldenCappuccinoFlame January 6, 2012, 11:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #205071

I can already tell that this is going to be about Abbey’s past. Let’s see how this goes, it might be heartbreaking though.

Starkeyblade January 6, 2012, 11:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #205072

Joyous occasion! Tis Abraham! My favorite bcb character! And I am freaking ecstatic about finally seeing some of his backstory! He makes me sad though and I worry deeply for his future. Molly only makes everything even more saddening with her innocence and all.

Adrian Fife January 6, 2012, 11:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #205073

Hm. You know, I can’t really blame Abbey for this one. He may have been a bit harsh, but Molly will have to grow up some day and I guess Abbey isn’t going to wait.

Flashbomb7 January 6, 2012, 11:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #205074

I get a bit annoyed when people are really stupid and don’t realise what is a flashback and what isn’t (it’s usually so painfully obvious) and now everyones assuming that just because Abbey is pessimistic he knows shes dead or something. Abbey already mentioned once that his mother is alive but he doesn’t know where she is. She isn’t dead =l He just doesn’t want to hope to find her anymore, too much disappointment.

Kitmit January 6, 2012, 11:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #205075

All you people who say Molly doesn’t know their mom is dead I think are wrong… Wait. That was kinda blunt, but whatever. :P Anyway, judging by the way Abbey got up and Molly’s expression in the last panel, I’d say they are both aware of the situation with their mom. I doubt she’s dead. Molly seems too logical to be holding on to hope like that, and a dead mother doesn’t seem like something Abbey would angry about. (the way he gets off of the bed seems tense/ grudg-ish) If you ask me, I think she put them up for adoption. It was probably for the best (She was probably in a tough financial position or something), but Abbey was probably against it. He probably didn’t want to leave his mom even if she thought it was for the best. Over the years his anger towards the subject may have some how warped into his mom abandoning them. (That actually seems a bit far fetched, but I think it’s possible) I think Molly was too young at the time to have been part of the decision, which is why she doesn’t seem to hold the same grudge that Abbey does.

Phyrebat January 6, 2012, 11:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #205076

omg. this is so sad… and adorible… and i dont get it… ALL AT THE SAME TIME
how do you do it? and how do you draw so well! this whole comic series is AMAZING

caraburningangelcat January 7, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #205077

I’m reading the page comments, and even the slightest possibility of theyr mom being dead makes me all teary ._.

Emy January 7, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #205078

Their father was abusive, so I’m pretty sure he killed her.

Wolf January 7, 2012, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #205079

Molly is so gosh darn adorable D:

Konicaa January 7, 2012, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #205081

Oh so sad 😢 thanks for th update, sorry for any emotional damage we mite of done last page, we truly do love u :)

Redneck January 7, 2012, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #205082

Or maybe mommy left them with daddy for some weird reason when they were little… after all, who’s to say he was always an abusive *******? Could have happened after mom left and the economy tanked, thus he lost his job and become a drunk asshat.

Ariel January 7, 2012, 12:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #205083

I’m think she isn’t dead

It’s common in abusive situations that kids often dislike the fact that thier parent did’nt do anything about the abuse for so long.

This is what I think happened:
Thier dad was a terrible father/ abused all of them (but i believe Abbey would protect molly) and something happened to him (likely jail) his mother was seen as unfit to parent them and they ended up in foster care

I believe thier mother is still alive because i don’t think Abbey would hold her in so much contempt :< :unsure:

tlostone January 7, 2012, 1:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #205084

soooo anyone else noticed Abby’s kinda hot now? Not as good as Paulo though ;)
But on a more serious note, I hope Abby and molly get some closure soon

grinchinator January 7, 2012, 1:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #205085

Just checking for bugs/see if the new system for BCI ribbon works.

Edit: either I misunderstood or it didn’t work.

MiwAuturu January 7, 2012, 1:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #205088

Oh no Molly you hit a soft spot :(

lolno more Pony Trough

SilviaTW January 7, 2012, 1:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #205089

Poor Molly… and Abbey! :( I hope they both can look to the future and at what they have right now, their foster parents and their friends!

Silversoma January 7, 2012, 1:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #205091

Ah, Molly, so optimistic. Abbey is not quite so cheerful about it. Here’s hoping the two of them do get reunited with their mom, or at least, come to terms with what happened. However, the pessimist in me thinks their mom is “gone” and Abbey just hasn’t had the heart to tell Molly.

Saikotsu January 7, 2012, 2:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #205092

Awwww D:

Mego January 7, 2012, 2:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #205093

._. Abby so not happies ;_; ._. ;_; ._. ;_;

thats not cool he reminds me so much of my bf and it sucks to see him so mad/sad/annoyed

i wanna give him huggs!!!!

Madi-san January 7, 2012, 2:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #205094

man…sad y so many bags ?….

Lionesst January 7, 2012, 2:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #205095

Aw this is sad, way to crush your little sister’s attempt to cope. Well, it should hopefully turn out all right.

By the way, Taeshi did you know that BCB had it’s own spot on TV Tropes? :love: You probably did, because you’re awesome like that (and if you didn’t, you’re still awesome ;) ) I look forward to Monday!

Chi-chan January 7, 2012, 3:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #205096

Oh goodness, a 32 pager. Coming across some lengthy chapters now. :D

I admire your storytelling Veronica. Children at that age are still quite impressionable and; feel a little bad to say, “gullible” when told things, so Molly easily believing in an afterlife in which they’ll see their mother again was a good addition. Abbey, being easily old enough to determine what’s real and what might not be real clearly explains his behavior when she said that about seeing her again. (I’d get a bit testy as well, especially since my grandpa died about 10 months ago)

I’m curious to see if this will be a brother/sister bonding chapter, or just focused on Abbey and his character development. Maybe we’ll even get to see the mother’s resting place? :(

Michael S. January 7, 2012, 3:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #205098

This somehow reminds me of me and my nana in regards to my mother.
.. Me being the testy teenager of course P:
Maybe Abbey and I could learn a thing or two from small children and elderly people xD

Ghost January 7, 2012, 4:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #205099

This should be interesting: Did Abbey’s mother leave the children alone after the abuse the fatherly figure most likely put on her? Or perhaps mother truly is dead from an incident that coincides with their father?

Now look, clearly Abbey and his sister share a very close bond and brother/sister relationship, so based on these alone, Abbey simply could not be telling Molly what happened to their mother for the benefit of Molly. (rational)
Abbey, though this doesn’t seem much of his character, also based on the sarcasm while quoting Molly, could mean that Molly knows what happened to their mother: this is simply a way she copes with the sadness. Then again, Molly should show some facial expression ascertaining to her emotions, since I doubt most children have an excellent poker face. Also, Abbey would not exactly let her cope in such a way: if he went to a shrink to deal with it, why would he not do the same for his own sister? Perhaps her youth would be a concern? (possibility, semi-rational)

Theory 2 is certainly more interesting, but Theory 1 appears more rational and befitting of Abbey. However, just because it fits Abbey doesn’t mean it’s perfectly normal of Molly, considering how little we really know about her character and personality.

Edit: After consideration and personal interpretation, I’m going to have to agree with Theory 2.

Z. Guru January 7, 2012, 4:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #205100

Guess the death of her mother was so much shock for poor Molly, that she still doesn’t believe it.

Tudor January 7, 2012, 5:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #205101

guys, there’s some people stating that abbey said her mother is still alive. can someone search for the page and link it here? (I have no time now)

boh... January 7, 2012, 5:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #205102

Is it just me, or did Abbey grow some mahscle in Panel 6? Hunky Abyssinian~…

DeValt & Whittaker January 7, 2012, 6:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #205103

Lol Honest Abe Lean-Kon looks like a weakstick after though

Check Out The Consoles! January 7, 2012, 6:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #205104

To people thinking their mother is still alive. Read page 3 from chapter 47 and then page 9 from chapter 39 (molly’s lines). It does show she’s a little confused with what happened though.

7 January 7, 2012, 6:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #205105

Thomas January 7, 2012, 8:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #205106

i really like the page but how come molly wears clothes and abbey doesnt? :o

Vortegon January 7, 2012, 9:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #205107

Sorry for off topic, but I was wondering how one goes about getting a site for there web comic. Do you have to make it yourself or is there a site that you can use to make a web comic site? : /

Ask-Axelpool January 7, 2012, 9:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #205108

So, um, hate to be oblivious to stuff, but this is fast-forwarding to a later point in time? I’m positive it isn’t the present according to evidence higher up, but I would appreciate an answer.

Ravux January 7, 2012, 10:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #205109

This is an off topic question for Tashi: How do you draw the comics? By hand? Or do you us a program.?

Loki the first January 7, 2012, 10:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #205110

Abbey is such a grouch. Lets have a chapter about Paulo instead. 8-)

P-chan January 7, 2012, 10:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #205111

Oh gosh…
She’s so innocent. Molly is practically oblivious against what is going on. <3

Maii January 7, 2012, 10:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #205112

I think I just figured it out…the mom’s either dead or in the hospital. The first page is a flashback, cause Abby looks different. And Molly is wearing a now.

Loki the first January 7, 2012, 10:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #205113

sometimes I just can’t differentiated between flashback or not -_-”

nice story btw :)

animelover January 7, 2012, 11:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #205114

i agree with P-chan, let’s have a chapter dedicated to paulo being killed. ;)

i’m pretty sure their mother is dead… or atleast close to it, i never paid much attention to the parts explaining abbey’s past, he’s kind of dull to me.

i kinda miss the nicer chapters, like when they were on vacation and everyone thought paulo had sex with mike… or when paulo was kicked in the balls by lucy… or paulo’s depressed looked when he realized daisy was also no longer available.

or when paulo died.

oh, wait… that hasn’t happened. yet. :smirk:

i still wonder about the clothing being optional in the BCB world… why would characters who are covered in fur want to wear clothes… i can’t imagine that being very comfortable.

well, that’s all i can think of to talk about regarding the comic right now, except for more stuff i’d like to see happen to paulo.

still hoping abbey hunts his father down and kills him, that’d make this chapter nice and fun.

Thanatos January 7, 2012, 11:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #205115

@Loki the first

I’m not sure if that is true for her current style.

The Swimmer January 7, 2012, 12:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #205117

Wow, sum people really don’t like Paulo. Don’t hate the playa, hate the game!

Redneck January 7, 2012, 1:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #205119

Abby your such a spoil sport let your little sister do what she wants!

Jetta D January 7, 2012, 1:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #205120

no i think she has right to see her mother.

CELTY January 7, 2012, 2:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #205121

@Loki if you read earlier on chapter 39 (page 6), Janet tells Mike they had Abbey for 4 years.

So I think Charllote is either dead, in a coma or a vegetable. By Abbey’s reaction I think it’s the first option.

7 January 7, 2012, 2:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #205122

Good grief what is with all of the boy hating.

Maybe what she is doing is painful to him because its obviously pointless and he would rather not have his mother constantly injected back into his mind?

Pointless in his mind, mind you.

QuakeIV January 7, 2012, 2:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #205123

does every have to hang to good memory or worth give hope in your heart i think that she have right to keep her mother in mind give up hope.

CELTY January 7, 2012, 2:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #205124

Least he’s getting somewhat better. I’m used to him solving everything with his fists. The shrink must be doing something right, since he didn’t knock any sense into her.

Zegato January 7, 2012, 2:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #205125

use your fist knock any sense into anyone not the right thing at got to her talk out but that my thought and there would no story no website. But I am tranquil person i don’t judge people what they do so that what do.

CELTY January 7, 2012, 2:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #205126

Wait, that woman wasnt her mother? Then who was she? This is very confusing to me…
@Taeshi This art is just beautiful!

Apple January 7, 2012, 3:14 PM EST.

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Jackie January 7, 2012, 3:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #205128

@Apple What we saw two post ago was a flashback to when Abbey and Molly were a lot younger and their mother was still around. Now we are in the present and there mother is not there.

Jackie January 7, 2012, 3:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #205129

Apple, the woman in the first page was their mother. that was a sort of flashback. in page 2 and 3 they are in the present.

edit: ninja’d.

boh... January 7, 2012, 3:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #205130

celty brother here it shock story so far it getting better by the minute.

benjamin January 7, 2012, 3:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #205131

Anyone else miss the simple comedy ones? This is gonna be another tear jerker I can tell.

jmb January 7, 2012, 4:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #205132

Thanks @boh… and @Jackie! Now I get it! <3 to you :)

Apple January 7, 2012, 4:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #205133

That’s why Abbey is soooooooooo loved lol

Ana aka Knux-the-Killer January 7, 2012, 5:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #205134

waitwait, I got lost O.o
in the last page that was Abby’s mom, right? but Abby’s mom is gone and as been for a VERY long time? I know I missed something really dumb, I’m sorry D:

edit: ohhh…. that was little Abby? he didn’t look that much younger…. ;-;
did she run away and leave them with their dad? or what?…..

anon January 7, 2012, 5:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #205135

Gosh, Abbey. Why so angry? I understand not being able to let go for so long, but… she’s a kid, Abbey. It makes me so sad when people force their beliefs on children. They have plenty of time to grow up themselves, and if making her mother gifts, for whatever reason Abbey wants her to stop, makes her happy, let her continue. :c

Ranki January 7, 2012, 5:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #205136

what does he mean?are they never gonna see her again??? O.O

mad hatter January 7, 2012, 6:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #205137

Each bag contains a lovingly severed and preserved body part. Daddy deserved it, but mommy’s in prison for it.

Abbey just doesn’t like it because he’s a necrophiliac and Molly’s taking his toys.

^^^ see? Perfectly explicable.

ObsidianSnow January 7, 2012, 7:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #205139

@shorty, it was revealed in chapter 56 that Molly’s ears are always pionted downwards making her look “sad”… Or it could just be me jumping to conclusions

Lumpy Space P. January 7, 2012, 9:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #205140

Or she could just feel weird about Abby being in a mood.
Biblioholic: but curtisimo, I

Curtisimo - *snoff*

Curtisimo January 7, 2012, 9:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #205141

I think daddy went extreamly abusive on the mom so she left or worse. Might explain why abby went nuts when FF cat compaired him to his dad quite a few chapters ago.

Shydx January 7, 2012, 9:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #205142

@mad hatter Their mom is either dead or in a hospital,Abbeys dad was abusive and Abbey doesn’t want molly to be tramatized when she figures everything out.Thats what I think anyways.

Al3BEY January 7, 2012, 9:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #205143

Ooooh. I thought that last page was still in the past…
keep making the presents molly! I BELIEVE IN YOU!!!

Kaerru January 7, 2012, 9:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #205144

@ Lumpy Space P. Wow I didnt know her ears were paralize.hmmm I wonder how that happened.

Al3BEY January 7, 2012, 9:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #205145

This is soooooo sad ._.

Kyosuke January 7, 2012, 10:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #205146

They could meet her again… i mean… it was their father who was abusive, right? They could visit her or something… where is she these days anyway? Last i heard she wasn’t dead or anything.

Migrant January 7, 2012, 11:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #205147

I’m still getting annoyed that people still assume shes dead. Tae did a voting thing a while ago where Abbey said to Lucy something along the lines of “My mothers not dead, we were handed over straight away so we don’t know where to find or contact her”.

Kitmit January 7, 2012, 11:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #205148

Optimistic sibling vs. pessimistic sibling! Who’s right? Let’s find out! 8-D

David January 8, 2012, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #205149

I’m kinda embarrassed to say this, but I will.
You know how this chapter was super late? Well I honestly thought I caused it.
I had posted (what I thought was) a super supportive super nice letter to taeshi and I actually thought the lateness was cause she was drawing a thank-you comic to me.
Feel like an idiot, but that’s nothing new.
Although, really taeshi, you should get on that.
A comic about the self-appointed best commenter ever?
P.S. self-appointment is a VERY official, VERY legitimate form of appointment.

Curtisimo - Disk. Eleven.

Curtisimo January 8, 2012, 12:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #205150

wow curtisimo, conceited much, lol. that is a funny story though.

strider January 8, 2012, 2:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #205151

I wonder how Molly will look like in the future and would she actualy be MATURE just kidding :P :D

IAmNotYourBestFriend January 8, 2012, 5:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #205152

I think that Abbey looks too peeved at the end, maybe if he looked more worried or sad, people would’nt leave the “you’re an arse abbey! D<” messages…

shoop January 8, 2012, 5:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #205153

I’m reading these comments, and sometimes I don’t know what’s better, the actual comic or the rediculous things that people are posting. XD

Invader Rex January 8, 2012, 10:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #205154

No, @strider, I am very modest in thinking that.
If I were to stop being modest, I would be requesting taeshi builds a solid diamond statue of me.

Curtisimo - please to enjoy

Curtisimo January 8, 2012, 10:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #205155

Sieg hail Abby, Seriously I get the Failing he has a Copy of Mein Kampf In his Room lol.

AnthonyDafox January 8, 2012, 10:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #205156

I wonder if their mom is in a coma because of something their dad did.

KairaWolf January 8, 2012, 12:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #205157

You know I really like the old animation style better but this… this is… not bad :unsure:

PwnCakesAndWaffles January 8, 2012, 12:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #205158

Yeah, the new one has some awkward problems , but once it solidifies and the clinks are ironed out I think this one’ll be better.

nAar January 8, 2012, 1:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #205160

Oh my dear. I do figure that you don’t read, you know, every comment that comes in, because you’re busy and you have a life and I don’t know. I guess…just… gosh. Since you’re trying that unabashed, “this is my life and I admit to that,” I suppose it’s only fair if someone else does too? I just… ok, so, since I’m an internet stranger, I shouldn’t be ashamed of this, but, you know, I’m a victim of abuse like that. I hate saying it because it’s not /like/ that, not in any way I can explain. I don’t /feel/ like a “victim” or whatever. There is just my life, and the times I have to stay away from my father. And that’s it. But what I don’t see is why Abbey is mad at his mother. I got “when we see her again” to mean she actually /left/ more than died, because to me, after a while, you just break. I don’t know. I love my mother. If she left my father, I think I would be happy for her. But I suppose that it does make sense he’d feel abandoned if she didn’t take them with her, if she just left the children to their father and took off. I don’t know, I suppose it does make sense that he’d be angry, but I think he’d be happy too: at least one of them got out. Anyway I know you’re in a bad place right now, Taeshi, and I know you don’t really want this kind of comment, but I guess… You’re still making things that touch people’s hearts. I’ve been reading since Chapter Five or abouts, and I still tune in every day. And that’s a gift that you have, holding people in and telling them stories and making them love a bunch of cats. When I found out it’s due to end some time next year, part of my heart broke, in the sad, “what will I do?” way that’s actually quite delicious. It’s like finding out that the last book of your favorite series is headed your way: you’re glad you’ll be able to read it, but then it will be over.

I wish you happiness, and the strength of love. If it isn’t enough, if you are still drowning, then I wish for you the strength to tread grey long enough to to find your wings. I know you’ll find them, I know it. Maybe your path isn’t the same as all the other birds out there, but that has never stopped a bat from flying.

I can’t wait to see what this chapter holds.

Indigo January 8, 2012, 2:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #205161

Ok Last time i read this comic was when Lucy got sick. Paulo and his GF was having trouble… I know its a little late but what mike did in the last chapter to Lucy was just bad… He may have realized that she was an underlying problem but the fact that he didn’t care at all how she felt almost made me throw up. It’s just horrible. But now that I am caught up I can safely say that it gives me emotions that ive never felt before… just feelings of remorse, guilt, hope, and tons more… to the creator… keep doing what your doing. Everyone loves it. Maybe turn it into a show :D

Bluefox January 8, 2012, 2:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #205162

Oh Sweet Zombie Jesus! The Mom really is dead, isn’t she? “She’ll know I didn’t forget-” The only thing that I know of, that makes people say that, is if they’ve been dead for awhile.

this is gonna suck major movie magnets ;_;

ItsJustSomeRandomGuy January 8, 2012, 4:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #205165

i’ve been reading for like over a year, and so far we have gone from Halloween night to december pre christmas. the build up is immense

Mercury January 8, 2012, 8:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #205166

well mercury, it’s pretty hard to cram 7 days a week into 3 comics! :)

Alpharius January 8, 2012, 9:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #205168

Oh molly has a tv!

YoungVegeta January 8, 2012, 10:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #205170

I think the presents are for mother’s day, their mom’s birthday, and Christmas.

Searis January 8, 2012, 11:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #205171


Reef January 8, 2012, 11:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #205172

Not long until Abbey loses his temper and goes all “Happy Mother’s Day” on her :D

Rukral January 8, 2012, 11:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #205174

didn’t they say somewhere that they’ve been with their foster parents for eight years? doesn’t seem like enough for eight years worth of all those days…

this phone’s killing my grammar, sorry for no caps.

biblioholic January 8, 2012, 11:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #205175

Maybe it’s still a flashback, just some point after their mum “went away”?

Georginorx January 8, 2012, 11:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #205177

I don’t remember if we ever learned what happened to their mom.
Maybe that’s what this chapter explains.

Nikkisaurus January 8, 2012, 11:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #205208

Perhaps it might be, but i figure it would only take less than 10 pages to show.

fb99 January 9, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #205225

Everyone needs a friend like Daisy :) She’s caring and thoughtful like every friend should be.

SilentViolet January 9, 2012, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #205296

Anyone else think that naked Abbey is awkward next to his clothed sister?

aShaggyWookie January 9, 2012, 1:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #205330

So.. I’m a little confused here..
The very first page was a flashback right?
And this is now the present?

Casii January 9, 2012, 10:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #205334

abby gives up on life and if there gonna be a happy ending to this stuf i’ma be ticky

dogXinXaXblinder January 9, 2012, 11:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #205719

I think this is a flashback.

A Visitor January 15, 2012, 9:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #210747

love it :love:

kool kim February 29, 2012, 10:38 AM EST.

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