69. At Loose Ends, page posted 4/11/12

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Comment ID #213968

It’s not your fault Abby! Sometimes there’s nothing you can do. You were just a kid. The best thing you could have done for her was stay safe and turn out to be a wonderful person, and you did. She’s smiling down on you from Heaven.

Ah, this page broke my heart.

CrumpledQuill April 11, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #213969

im crying my heart out

pikachan April 11, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #213970

Angst everywhere.
Bet the next chapter has even more of it.
No big surprise.

Radish April 11, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #213971

Awwwww Poor Abbey!

Eyrie April 11, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #213972

Abbey needs so many hugs…

Fsjal April 11, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #213973

Really not cool to pretend she was alive…

Vannabelle April 11, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #213974

Well, at least he still has Daisy. Poor thing needs a little comfort :(

TurnerClassicNinja April 11, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #213975

wow… i really shed a tear for this page. That emotional climax, really tugs on the heart strings

Muro April 11, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #213976

All smiles and sunshine here on the BCB.

Leaving_a_Comment April 11, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #213977

Poor Abbey. He’s such a tragic hero. He shouldn’t beat himself up about the past. He should wipe away his tears and look on toward a brighter future. I know that’s what his mother would have wanted.

ScrabMaster April 11, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #213978

No, no Abbey, please don’t, ah…
He licked the tombstone didn’t he. Well that’s going to be painful.

Ace April 11, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #213979

Only one thing I can say… :(

FairyTalegurl April 11, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #213980

Holy **** this is heavy. I usually don’t comment but damn, I teared up a bit. I think abbey relates to a lot of us today, because we usually blame ourselves for the misfortunes of others. “I wasn’t good/strong/smart/etc. enough, so it’s all my fault that this happened.”
Thats really heavy. I feel so sorry for abbey.

Manaya April 11, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #213981

I’m pretty sure it isn’t your fault Abby. But the pain hurts all the same….. ;_;

Dr-Gobbles-MD April 11, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #213982

Yes Abby. Your fathers actions are all your fault.

Fluffy April 11, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #213983

This is getting far to emotional for me.

Atlas April 11, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #213984

I knew this would be his reaction. I can’t think of one person who wouldn’t…

But my god, that doesn’t make me feel less bad for him. Even knowing this isn’t real life.

Randommoron5 April 11, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #213985

Pretty much all one can do in a situation like this, sad :(

Redneck April 11, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #213986

Wow this is really deep. I started to cry seeing abbey in such a way is heart breaking. I ‘m still hoping that all of a sudden teashi says ” April fools!!! Even though it’s passed, I’m hoping that this is all just a cruel sick joke ._. ;_; ._. ;_;

:) April 11, 2012, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #213987

TT Sorry Abbey I can’t say something for you you did good and did everything for family …. Sad…You did the best Abbey it’s not your fault Abbey..

jun April 11, 2012, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #213988

I See Many a Therapy Sessions in that Boy’s Future XD

Anthonydafox April 11, 2012, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #213989

He’s really beating himself up, huh? :(

Someone should make a fan-art picture of everyone hugging Abbey or something. :( Poor kid…

Blue Sly April 11, 2012, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #213990


It had to happen, everyone knew.

But it’s still so sad :(

Delusional April 11, 2012, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #213991

facing your demons can be a tough thing to do. but abbey is doing it now and is doing a good job. He’s letting his emotions surface, which may hurt, but it is helping him. never keep your emotions bottled up.

SXR123 April 11, 2012, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #213992

I will continue to rage over how idiotically Janet handled this.
but not blame Janet for it, because I still don’t think her character would ever have handled it as stupidly as it was depicted. -facepalm-

that aside, I’m so in love with this couple……. ;-;

poor Abbey……….

shdkhfs. April 11, 2012, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #213993

No don’t cry! If you cry than (sob) I cry! (sniff) its not (weep) your fault abbey! Please, don’t (choke) cry!

Wow April 11, 2012, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #213994

Getting all choked up over here….guh.

Some things you just can’t fix. Some things you just can’t stop. You tried to take on the impossible Abbey, as a child no less. There isn’t much that can be said…at this point you simply stand by and offer comfort and any solace you can give and remind them, no it wasn’t you- you did try and remember that, you tried. Your voice might have been heard late, but dammit you did try.

InfamousNumba9 April 11, 2012, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #213995

Daisy’s tail is so long! But that must be heart-breaking. He probably wonders that, if he had just kept quiet, he could have stayed with her longer. But he did the right thing. Hang in there Abbey!

Chi-chan April 11, 2012, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #213996

And now he can go super sayin

Blah April 11, 2012, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #213997

Lol watch it be his Dad’s grave.

Blrah April 11, 2012, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #213998

Abbey, it’s not your fault… you did all that you could… (There is no emoticon sad enough)

Xenos April 11, 2012, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #213999

Abbey…. Go ahead and cry. Let it all out. But this was not your fault. Don’t blame yourself. Your mother wouldn’t want you to, either. Be strong. If anyone is to blame, it’s your father. Please, find some peace knowing that she’s not suffering, and let it be your strength. But for now, grieve. While it may hurt, it will only help make you stronger. And when it’s over, try and live the life she gave you the chance to have.

Qsandas April 11, 2012, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #214000

Abbey breaks my heart.

skari45 April 11, 2012, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #214001

Taeshi, time for some artistic feedback!

Tears: This one is actually rather simple in my opinion. I can understand what you were going for and why, but ultimately it looks like his face is getting hollowed out. That’s just a tiny bit creepy in all aspects; in panel 3 I thought Abby was a zombie to be honest. Color in the tears- it somewhat works on Daisy but that’s only one panel so it’s hard to say otherwise.

Eyes & Shadowing: I think this is more because of the tears, but the upper portion of the face that’s being shadowed out has to be darker.

Artist Comment Section: It would be nice so we can help :D

kdebones April 11, 2012, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #214003

I b’awwed everywhere, then in the last panel I was like “YOUR TAIL. IT’S SO FLUFFEH.” and promptly got distracted from my emot- FLUFFY.

Eeyup April 11, 2012, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #214004

You can’t win every battle, Abby.

Curtisimo April 11, 2012, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #214005

Let it out,let all the hurt out,it is Ok to morn,you have ben fighting so long abby and it has made you strong,and I think your mother would be soo proud if she saw you today,soo carry on, do it for yourself,do it for your sister. :(

hurt/lov/hate April 11, 2012, 12:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #214006


Blare April 11, 2012, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #214007

I really sympathize with you, Abbey. I also lost a family member. My grandad. Seeing this finally released the tears I’ve been holding back for so long… and it feels refreshing. Like a river flowing through a meadow in the spring. Just let those tears flow, Abbey. Let them flow like a river in the Spring. Just know it was never your fault. You did all you could. Her passing was fate; you can’t prevent it. And on top of that, she’s no longer suffering. She’s finally free from her pain and torment.

ScrabMaster April 11, 2012, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #214008

Furious AbbeyHis dad isn’t GOOD enough for Hell…..No….He belongs in TARTARUS! Mad Lucy After killing his wife like that….. Yeah, I know he didn’t deal the Killing blow so to speak, but it was HIS beating her that caused her to require surgery…you know, the one she DIED from? ;_; Therefore, according to the laws where I’m at, according the the Legal system, he IS a murderer, simply because he caused the events leading to her death.

P.S. If Hell has 7 levels, each one worse than the last, then Tartarus is like the 15th floor, if you were wondering…. It truly IS the realm of eternal suffering…

PaulXLucy4Evar April 11, 2012, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #214009

m…my heart…it’s making this shattering sound in my chest…. ._. ;_;

Luna April 11, 2012, 1:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #214010

I have to say, Abbey is the strongest character I know in this comic. He is my new hero. My emoticon for the comic page: ;_; ;_; ;_;

MapleSyrup April 11, 2012, 1:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #214011

And there it goes. It’s finally happening. The brave little warrior fighting for everyone finally opens up his armor, and lets the hurt that’s inside him spill out.

It’s okay, brave warrior. We all appreciate your valiant struggle, but no man should ever be forced to fight his wars alone. You’ve done very well for yourself and everyone around you, too.

Let the hurt go. Let those close to you help patch you up, so you can keep doing the right thing. And don’t doubt yourself, little champion.

Anonymous One April 11, 2012, 1:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #214012

I would be damned if that was his father’s grave…

XYZ April 11, 2012, 1:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #214013

holy crap, how bad did abbey’s dad mess her up that she needed several surgeries?

catsdontsmile April 11, 2012, 1:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #214014

Finally Abbey. Finally. The hurt will never end, but the tears mean it’s time to heal.

Dr. Moron April 11, 2012, 1:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #214015

Survival is for the weak

Trevor April 11, 2012, 1:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #214016

; - ; Abbey….Its alright. It’s not your fault, you tried your best!

Aoriki April 11, 2012, 1:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #214017

I don’t normally comment on these (especially since this is my first comment) but I feel like I gotta say something.

Abbey makes me wanna start bawling. I didn’t have the same sort of childhood he had, but I could honestly see myself in his shoes. To feel like it’s all your fault, to think if only you did things differently, and then finally breaking down and believing you failed those who are dear to you… I can only speak for myself when I say I’ve been there and I do my hardest to not go back.

KingAtticus April 11, 2012, 1:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #214018

This is so sad T^T

It’s a good thing they didn’t take Molly along, though. I doubt Abbey would have been able to let go and cry like this. He would have tried and most likely managed to be strong for his little sister… But he needs this now. I’m glad Daisy and Janet are there for him…

Laufente April 11, 2012, 1:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #214019

Oh, Abbey, now I’m crying, too!~

Mishi April 11, 2012, 1:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #214020

Yes yes yes cry cry cry! Your dad lives and now you have nothing!!!

Slenderman April 11, 2012, 1:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #214021

This is too sad, even by the standards of today’s BCB.
There’s gonna be five pages of Abby crying in front of the tombstone, then Abby will move and well see the name on the tombstone.
And there won’t be a name.
Just a troll face.

Curtisimo April 11, 2012, 1:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #214022

Poor Abbey it’s not your fault its your messed up daddy who should control his anger

Mysteriousthewolf April 11, 2012, 1:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #214023

I hope that one day, Abbey will realize that he was not to blame for all of this. Neither his mother nor Molly will ever blame him. Abbey acted appropriately when he had to. He even had the courage to confront his father and send him away to prison before he could run away.

I hope he realizes how much his mother really loved him and Molly. After all, she placed them in a good home that came with a supportive network of caring people.

Pinki April 11, 2012, 1:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #214024

It’s a good thing Daisy came along with, this will deepen Abbey’s bond with her, and to the rest to the gang in the future (hopefully, since he’s around them nowadays……… Maybe not Paulo yet….). I wonder if they know Abbey’s past? Probably not. Well, at least, hopefully, it’ll be easier for him to open up to the others now because of his deepening bond with Daisy. Whenever or if he chooses to, of course. Hopefully he’ll be able to cope with his past better in the future because of his bond with Daisy! Well, maybe not the exact relationship, but what it represents for Abbey. I could be wrong, but I think its allowing him to grow emotionally healthier. Maybe if he never made friends with Daisy he’d still have Janet to comfort him, but it just wouldn’t really be the same. Well, at least that’s what I think.

OMG, 4 pages left, I’m so anxious to see how this chapter ends! Now all that’s left it Molly :( . It’ll suck, but something needs to be done. Will they be telling her right away or wait? Maybe right away, it’ll be better for her. Good Luck Abbey, please don’t think it’s your fault! You’re a wonderful boy with good and bad points like everyone else, who’s still growing up, and you’ve been doing a good job so far! So please don’t blame yourself :(

Subaru April 11, 2012, 1:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #214025

A very powerful chapter you’ve put together here Taeshi. You’ve got talent.

Flash April 11, 2012, 1:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #214026

abbey ever heard of a comic called shortpacked and a charcter called amber

taro April 11, 2012, 1:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #214027

That was perfect. I mean ya its terrible and sad that it happened that way but honestly if you had given him a happy reunion with his mom after all that build up I would have felt cheated and lied too.

unfortunately I did lose my bet with a friend of mine. I had my money on abbeys mom being a vegetable or ending up with some form of mental damage from the trauma and not being able to remember or interact with abbey.

now I can only hope this gives abbey something new to grow off of and maybe give daisy a deeper sense of the two of them.

Alan April 11, 2012, 1:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #214028

I still don’t believe. I don’t want to believe.

Cyaniede April 11, 2012, 1:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #214029

I can only say: Good job. What a powerfull chapter. What a great background for Abbey. I would have feel cheated if you ended the chapter with a happy ending.

Great job.

You did the best you could putting that chapter on a hold until now.

Volgrand April 11, 2012, 2:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #214030

This chapter has been so beautiful! It hurts to see any of the characters like this. What they are going through seems so real and less child-like, like in the earlier chapters. Not like that was a bad thing, just that this actually gives a nice outlook on things (kind of makes me regret picking i miss the light-hearted comics on the survey). I hope Abbey forgives himself for feeling this way, it was never his fault. All these things he has gone through is actually happening today and makes one feel happy they are in a loving home!

Timni April 11, 2012, 2:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #214031

what a pansy

Trevor April 11, 2012, 2:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #214032

this is why abbey is my fave, he has far more emotional depth than the other characters he feels like some one who could be real :)

Thespianut April 11, 2012, 2:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #214033

Aw, man…. poor Abbey….
To find his searches in vain. His hopes of ever finding his mother, dashed away.
Taeshi, every time, every dang time, you yank the soulstrings connected to my heart…. almost threatening to break them…. but never do.
And I must say, you do a dang excellent job at it.

Metsane April 11, 2012, 2:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #214034

Ughhh poor Abbey, I keep thinking, -since we haven’t actually seen the grave stone yet- maybe she’s alive and it’s someone else…..? But I know that that’s probably not the case *sigh* even now as I’m typing this I’m thinking: ‘nahhh Taeshi’s just pulling our legs, she’s trying to make us think his mum’s dead… Right….?!’ D:

Knuc April 11, 2012, 2:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #214038

I find it funny that all the other characters are dealing with their stupid teen ******** problems, and Abbey is actually dealing with something that really matters. I hope that somehow the others will hear about this and gain some perspective from it.

Lv5Whatever April 11, 2012, 2:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #214039

God, surrounded by his friends dealing with their petty high school problems, and yet he has to go through something like this… It’s terrible really ):

SmashFiles April 11, 2012, 2:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #214041

At least you have your answers now. Time to let it go. Time to move on. The longer you hold it in your chest, the more it will chew you up. Life’s too short to be hung up on what was and what could’ve been. I can safely say this after years of going to war with my own demons. The more you sink into yourself and into the past, the more disconnected you become and vengeance, as well as hope become the only desperate threads you have to hold on dangled above from the void below. The only person with enough power to damn or save you is yourself. Others are just there to help/hinder you, but ultimately you have to make the choice.

Ano1 April 11, 2012, 2:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #214042

What a powerful page… ;_;

Amazing work.

Brydog23 April 11, 2012, 3:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #214045

Oh geeze… Abbey… ;~;

Kuron April 11, 2012, 3:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #214046

@Lv5Whatever: I agree. “Oh no Mike doesn’t love me.” “You like her but you’re going out with this girl?” “My friends give me trouble over my long distance gf.” Well y’know what, Abbey just found his mom’s grave. Stick that in your emotions and feel it.

Note to Taeshi: Each new page is like a birthday present now. I can’t stop thinking about expanding this story. *high-fives Veronica*!

Michael S. April 11, 2012, 4:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #214047

good to see he’s finally collapsing under that weight of his own failure instead of daydreaming, again.

by the way, is there any reason janet was singing happily and energetically in the car while knowing where she was going, and what was going to happen?

wow, janet is twisted. 8-D

Thanatos April 11, 2012, 4:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #214048

“Stupid teen problems.” Hey, you know what, **** you, you insensitive ****. @Michael S, @LV5Whatever, grow up. There is always going to be someone, somewhere in the world who has it worse than you. Big ****ing deal. You can’t use that to trivialize someone else’s feelings. When my friends come to me, and mention stuff going on in their lives, I don’t go “WELL YOU KNOW BEING A TRANSWOMAN IS HARDER, LOOK AT ALL THE DISCRIMINATION I HAVE TO FACE AT THE HANDS OF STUPID ****ING CONSERVATIVES, LOOK AT MY EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS, BOO HOO” because that constitutes a bad person and overall a ****** friend.

So he lost his mother, boo ****ing hoo, cry me a river. He has every right to feel down but his friends also have their own as a result of their so-called ‘petty’ high school problems. These aren’t negated just because he suffered a greater emotional blow. That does nothing but constitute a giant circle-jerk where people try to one-up each other with their emotional trauma. Need I remind you that in every person’s life, their problems are the most important. They don’t need ******** muscling their way in and berating them for having their problems added on to anything else they’re experiencing.


Susan April 11, 2012, 4:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #214049

…I knew this would happen…its not his(Abbey) fault,he is already a good person sorta but he did his best,its his father’s fault for her death,blame that ****ing worthless ******* and he is probably one of the worst father I see either in real life or friction…this a very sad scene…

... April 11, 2012, 4:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #214050

I love Daisy and Abby, and this page is giving me more and more the feeling that they really belong to eachother. :)

Minty April 11, 2012, 4:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #214051

@Susan - You’re funny.

That-Guy April 11, 2012, 4:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #214052

@Susan: well said. I was to tell them something, but you did it for me.

@Trevor: survival is for the weak? have you ever realized it’s exactly the opposite? use your brain.

@PaulXLucy4Evar: ook, but there’s a tiny, little problem: hell doesn’t exist : /

@Cyaniede: and that’s how gods are created.

@Slenderman: you must have some repressed-anger issues.

ook. now, I wonder how it is going with mike and sandy, since she arrived that same day.

boh... April 11, 2012, 4:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #214053

Oh Abbey… Daisy, I used to dislike this pairing but now I support it as much as possible. she is the only one who can help that boy get through dealing with himself.

Kikimmicoa April 11, 2012, 5:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #214054

wait what thought she was fine did i miss a page?

Edit:Oh i did lol.

Akira April 11, 2012, 5:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #214055

You shouldn’t give someone false hope that they’ll get to see someone they haven’t seen in a long time, when in actuality they’re dead. That is a horrible thing to do.
She should have at least given him a warning and time to grasp what is going on, instead of taking him straight there like “oh, by the way you don’t get to see her she’s dead”.
Mad Lucy

Bonshi April 11, 2012, 5:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #214056

Hmm…There’s 4 more pages, so the next 4 pages are how he deals with this after wards?

Alkaizer87 April 11, 2012, 5:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #214057

wait… how did she die? all that I had seen was she was being treated bad by her husband, then she had an operation then she died?

Kleitos April 11, 2012, 6:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #214058

I feel like I may have missed something.. I don’t understand why Janet would act so chipper and happy during the car ride, singing all fancy-free knowing where she was taking Abby. Can you please elaborate a bit on the logic behind her actions?

Ark April 11, 2012, 6:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #214059

” =D ”
“Yah, and were gonna go and see her!!!”
” =DDD ”
“oh btw shes dead lol”
” D= ”

Janet, you sick twisted person you…

Peter April 11, 2012, 6:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #214060

God ppl stop hating on janet. She was trying to help.
Also… Abbey..NONE of this was your fault.< 3You did your best. I am worried about Molly’s reaction.. :”(

Bunny April 11, 2012, 6:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #214061

Now THAT was dark . Darker than Don Chedel

RohanSpartan April 11, 2012, 6:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #214062

I… My eyes watered a little…


ElleryMikal April 11, 2012, 6:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #214063

Abbey dont cry because that will make me cry and I hate crying its no fun I know its hard losing a loved one but get away from the past to have a better future ._. ;_;

Kitkatlovespaulo April 11, 2012, 6:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #214064

Don’t cry Abbey please don’t cry. You must be able to move on. Those that you love that have passed wouldn’t want you to to be sad that they can’t be there ,they want you to be happy with those that you love that are still with you. Your mother would want you to move on and help others to be happy and have the life that you deserve. So Abbey please try to have a happy life for her.

i don't know April 11, 2012, 6:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #214065

Abbey’s just a crybaby. Someone oughta backhand him to keep him in line.

Trayvon M April 11, 2012, 6:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #214066

I have to admit I am also slightly confused by a couple of things:

1.How was a hit over the head bad enough that she would need surgery and then die?

2. Why did Janet act like they could stay the night in a grave yard

3. Why was Janet so cheery on the way to seeing her adopted childs dead mum?

I have a feeling that it will all be explained though, perhaps it is his dads grave? -confused-

Kit April 11, 2012, 6:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #214067

Why did she have to die? ._.

Raffy April 11, 2012, 7:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #214068

He did more than any son should have to.

Cyph April 11, 2012, 7:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #214069


LikexMu-Paulo April 11, 2012, 7:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #214070

And then Charlotte pops out of the ground with cake and balloons, singing and throwing Kazoo’s ‘errywhere!



DeValt & Whittaker April 11, 2012, 7:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #214071

Only 4 more pages… Finally.

Lunabell April 11, 2012, 7:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #214072

Looking at this made me mute.
I have to admit; I hated Abbey before this because of his cold attitude, but seeing as this chapter came about, that hatred began to lessen itself. Instead, I felt sympathy. Only then did I see there was a different person to Abbey - showing concern towards his mother, likely an action any caring child would do. As to now, I can only offer my sincerest condolences.

A.T. April 11, 2012, 7:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #214073

Oh this was heartbreaking :’(

Death of Ink April 11, 2012, 7:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #214074

Abbey did his best to help his mother on his part. He shouldn’t blame himself for her passing, but that is what we all tend to do.

We know that Abbey’s mom wouldn’t want him to suffer and see her in the hospital bed sleeping, trying to recover from his father’s bashing that he gave her, it would be to hard to her only son who fought so hard to save her and who confronted Dad.

Thankfully Abbey was never hurt when he confronted his dad (thanks to the police arriving on time) and his mom is thankful because she later on knew that the kids are going to a normal family, they can share the good times together even if she isn’t in the picture. Any mom who loved her children as much as she did would be thankful for that.

It’s better now that Abbey is older and he is strong enough to heal and move on, he must understand that his mom wants him to do this and live a good life. Live a good life Abbey, it’s what your mom wanted to give, but couldn’t.
(the hard part is going to be breaking this down to Molly ._. <— see that face? The result.)

Anon April 11, 2012, 7:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #214075

I kind of think finding out his mother had passed was for the best, of any situation I could have imagined, seeing as it would villainize Charlotte if she were still alive and had just abandoned her kids. Also, I think Abbey will be better able to process her death rather than abandonment. It is very heartbreaking, though. And seeing as how Abbey blames himself for the whole thing it really gives some insight into how he acts now that he is older. No child should have to see the horrors that he had, and he managed to be very mature about the way he handled everything when he was so young. I sincerely hope Abbey can recover and continue to work through his problems, and lead a happy, successful life. I’m rooting for you, Abbey!!

ArtsyAnnie April 11, 2012, 8:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #214076

Daisy, you’re awesome :)

2tailed_fox April 11, 2012, 8:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #214077

Oh Abbey, It isn’t your fault. You tried your best to help. Not to mention you were, what, SIX at the time?!

Aww, and look at Daisy, trying to help. She’s such a good girl. :)

PyroManiac April 11, 2012, 8:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #214078

TTnTT Oh poor Abbey! At least now he knows where his Mom is and her final wishes for him and Molly. I hope that he takes this to heart and continues to try to be a good person. I guess I’m concerned with his ‘point of view’ on this. I hope he doesn’t connect being a good person (or trying to be) with these horribly tragic results, because that might make Abbey change the wonderful person he is now.

<3 RIP Abbey’s Mom <3 :(

Silversoma April 11, 2012, 8:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #214079

All I have to say is that idiotic emotions such as grief is greatly needed in this strip. Abbey should had learned that this will occur when he first started to think about his mother. And Janet should had told him that “Abbey I’m so sorry but your mother died during the surgery” Its stupid to be like “I’m not going to tell him at all because I respect his feelings”
Come on Vera we all know that Shady could had done this comic better but you should at least gave it more thought towards it.

PsyGuy April 11, 2012, 8:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #214081

(looks at Susan’s comment)
…..You have so much ****ing issues at people its not even funny heres a idea go to a medical store and buy yourself some beer to shut the **** up and get wasted. Because god do you need it.

PsyGuy April 11, 2012, 8:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #214082

When is this chapter going to end?It is the worst chapter ever!It is so sad!I think I’m going to cry!

ema April 11, 2012, 8:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #214083

Man that is super emotional. I cant tell how much pain he must be experiancing.

Andrew(JTK) April 11, 2012, 8:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #214084

I’m not sure this was the best way to tell him…. show up at a graveyard and have him piece it together? I dunno I would want my guardian to sit me down and tell me alone in a quite place….

boom April 11, 2012, 9:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #214085

Abbey’s a good kid with a good heart. But he’s strong too. He’ll be upset for a while. It may be a short time or a long time but he’ll get through it. He has good friends and a caring family.

He’ll be ok.

oh and @PsyGuy I’m pretty sure “getting wasted” isn’t a good solution to any problem and is more of a means to avoid addressing one. You are allowed to have your own opinion and even if you don’t agree suggesting something like that is never appropriate.

Karin April 11, 2012, 9:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #214086

I really love your art and the way you do it, but its just when you draw tears it kinda just looks like veins instead.

Chrom April 11, 2012, 9:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #214087

*don’t snap don’t snap don’t snap don’t snap OH he snapped”

Shangy April 11, 2012, 9:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #214088

What happened to Molly?

Vivi April 11, 2012, 9:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #214090

This is truly heartbreaking….

Raxki April 11, 2012, 10:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #214091

It’s not your fault, Abbey… you’re an amazing person, but you were just and are still a child all that time… no one expected you to save your mother.

Nimbus April 11, 2012, 10:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #214092

man i wasn’t hoping this was gonna be her i guess not be strong abby

Anima April 11, 2012, 10:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #214093

His fault? He was a friggin child back then, like hell he could do anything. Well, if he “stopped” him, he would get killed as well. And leave his sister all alone. His fault? His fault for telling his mother that stupid father was cheating with another woman? He rather kept quiet and keep living in a lie while his mother keeps suffering?
Well is kinda his mother’s fault for not telling the authorities while she could. For believing like everything was gonna be okay like a miracle. She may be a good mother but lacked willpower. She preferred to be a scared kitty instal make justice.

Yeah Abraham, your fault my ***. Quit sulking for stuff you couldn’t done, you aren’t a superhero. Get over and move on :P

Teenagers, lol. The age of absolute truths.

Ahahah, that’s a genius chapter Taeshilh, good work on the pace and plot! Kinda too sobbing story but that’s okay cuz reality hurts. I’m trying to overcome the death of a very close relative of mine so that’s why I’m saying all this crap. The life must move on and is no one’s fault :P

Knux-the-Killer April 11, 2012, 10:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #214094

Abby has always tried to be strong, it’s easy to see he was slowly dying. It all came to this.

Vanesa April 11, 2012, 10:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #214095

You know Abbey, there’s really some **** in the world that just happens, and there’s nothing that can be done about it. You can do what you want, but there’s no way to change it. And with your age back then, you really can’t do much. :(
Sorry for your loss there, mate. Guess I’ll leave you to your thoughts. Don’t let it bring you down for long, though. :)

Harris012 April 11, 2012, 10:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #214096

Oh my goodness Daisy’s tail is so adorable!

Holly April 11, 2012, 11:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #214097

Poor Abbey… At least he’s got closure now.

Spiritwolf15 April 11, 2012, 12:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #214098

._. :( ;_;
So much agony…now back to the main point when the hell does this chapter frekin end huh? Jeez I’m sick of it becuz it reminds me so much of the situation I’m in rite now waaaaahhhhh!!!! Abbeeeeyyy weeee loooovveee yooouuu!!!! (Shoves Daisy) waaahhh I know how you feeellll!!

Justinkangabang April 11, 2012, 12:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #214099

Appearantly Abbey cries chocolate

V April 11, 2012, 12:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #214101

Ah. ;w; I just feel so bad for Abbey, losing somebody close can be really awful…bluh, but I guess it’s really nice that Daisy is there for him.

sandhawk April 11, 2012, 12:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #214102

Abbey is finally allowing himself to break down and grieve, I feel like this is something he needs to openly grieve about, and work through all that self-hatred he’s been having over his childhood.

Moozers April 11, 2012, 12:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #214103

Tis’ sad indeed, although it is not completely all his fault. His father choose to be abusive to his wife and betray their marrige. Abbey may greave over how he wasn’t able to stop it sooner, at least he did the right thing.

Starkeyblade April 11, 2012, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #214104

I know that feeling all too well, Abbey.

Damonashu April 11, 2012, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #214105

to refer to the survey this isn’t dark at all, people die, and not all die peacefully in their sleep as we all know.
Just last year my grandpa died and I bawled my eyes out like abbey here, of course it’s a bit tougher for him……
But anyway this is life, I do feel for abbey though and I agree with sandhawk, thank God for friends like daisy!

Foreveryoung5 April 11, 2012, 1:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #214106

@Blue_Sly: Too true. Abbey’s going to feel this one for years…

Even though he finally has closure as to where his mom is, the pain of his past (even if he did what he could, what he knew was right), will try to keep on eating away at him.

Respect for Daisy; glad to see that she is there for him no matter what. :)

Chocothunda April 11, 2012, 1:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #214107

I’ve got a little experience with people like Abbey’s father.

It’s not even partially Abbey’s fault, even though his father would love someone to tack the blame on, someone to emotionally abuse. These people don’t change, and they can’t be reasoned with. It’s not a question of “if” they will be violent, it’s a question of when, how much, and how severe. If he’s capable of murder for reason, he’s capable of it for another. It doesn’t even have to be another reason. Eventually she was going to find out, or wisen up and try to take her kids out of that situation.

I’d say it’s partially Abbey’s mother’s fault, for staying in the situation and making her kids go through that, but that wouldn’t justify everything that’s really going on here. In most of these kinds of cases, the woman is psychologically tethered to their abuser, a combination of love and fear that keeps most women from leaving right when they should .

No, there’s only one guilty party here, and that’s Abbey’s father. He’s a despicable excuse for a man that bullies the people he’s supposed to love. The last thing he said to Abbey was emotional abuse, he said that just to get the blame off himself, and to make Abby feel like ****. This is a guy who would have eventually killed his wife regardless of what anyone said or did.

Deathhound April 11, 2012, 1:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #214108


sonichero107 April 11, 2012, 1:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #214109

Man…that sure hits hard…

One thing about the page in general. The tears look really odd. It kinda looks like his face is melting at the eyes (or maybe he’s crying chocolate?). If it were up to me (it’s not), I’d add some shine spots on there and make the outline of the tears white.

Good page, though. Loving the atmosphere.

Pyrofiend324 April 11, 2012, 2:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #214110

.. the best page comment to date

Reddyster April 11, 2012, 2:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #214111

“These people don’t change, and they can’t be reasoned with.”
Been there, bro. Not to drag the comment section down, but being in a family where abuse was a thing I grew up in, I understand. I even understand why Abbey and his sister tend to “lose it” when they see abusive acts. Once my boyfriend’s mother was being uncharacteristically nasty to him, and I had to leave because I couldn’t stop shaking (fear, anger, flashbacks).

But anyway, even if Abbey ever confronts his father, I doubt he’ll find comfort in it. I sure as hell didn’t. It’s true. Abusive people truly DON’T feel responsible or reasonable about these things. If Abbey’s father finds out he killed her, in his mind all he’ll think is “that’s too bad. she shouldn’t have gotten in my way.” He may be sorry she’s dead, but he won’t be sorry he did it. That’s how these type of people work.

Naraka April 11, 2012, 2:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #214112

Sad. T_T I love this comic.

MetalWithHat April 11, 2012, 2:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #214114

This chapter fails to move me. I like Abbey in general but this chapter is so overdramatic that I just don’t even care. Oh well! I will wait for the next one.

MadH April 11, 2012, 3:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #214115

A moment of silence in honor to Charlote…

Jack Silvermoon April 11, 2012, 3:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #214116

how sad

kirby123 April 11, 2012, 3:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #214117

I see how many people have been commenting about the ‘over dramaticness’ of this chapter. I honestly love it! Lets face it, no one’s life is going to be sunshine and unicorns all the time right? And if someone was in an abbusive family issue, then things like this are likely to happen. And a mom who cares enough would likely sacrifice the knowledge of her death from her kids in attempt to make them happy. This is really one of my favoirte chapters ;u; *gives Abbey all the hugs*

Kara April 11, 2012, 3:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #214118

i don’t understand why she required surgery and what she died of?

confused April 11, 2012, 4:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #214119

Eeeesh…. I don’t envy that group when they get home and have to tell his sisters… FYI: need a “sweat drop” emoticon. XD

Natsaki April 11, 2012, 4:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #214120

@confused I’m just going to wager a guess here, but since Abby’s dad hit her with a lamp - likely in the head, since she was knocked out cold - it’s possible he caused some kind of hemorrhage or hematoma in the brain, and the surgery was an attempt to fix that.

negacrow April 11, 2012, 4:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #214121

I agree that what Abbey is going through is tough— but there’s no need to either be a troll, be all “WAAAAAH ABBEEEEEEEY *hug* *hug* *hug*”, flip the hell out about it, etc. I feelreally sorry for Abbey, but I hope that he will learn to grow past this and devealop as a character.

Honk April 11, 2012, 4:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #214122

hahaha, oh wait, their crying over a dead person, let me laugh even harder, HAHAHA

JSossamon April 11, 2012, 4:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #214123

Now I’m depressed

IDog April 11, 2012, 4:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #214124


I suggest you to go take some medicines. you don’t even stop to understand why a person thinks in a certain way and just say “get wasted”. probably you reason like that because you are the one that’s wasted. in the brain. at least partially.
(and I’m not one of those people who say “there’s nothing bad in being gay\transsexual” a priori, just because otherwise they would be reprimanded. I actually can’t understand gay\transsexual people’s choices. they (the choices) look irrational to me.)


oh, sure, continue pretending not being human. you’ll see how much you will gain from it.

boh... April 11, 2012, 5:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #214125

welp there go my feels.

Scott Nishida April 11, 2012, 5:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #214126

I tune in every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to read this comic and I gotta say I have never been bored reading it. Pretty deep stuff. Always rootin for Abby!

And since I haven’t commented on the smile and Lucy stuff here’s my opinion - I don’t give a ****! It’s hilarious at pints to watch them tear each other down. That being said, I wouldn’t mind seeing Mike take a falcon punch to the face. XD (but please no nut shots Ms. Taeshi; too painful to see T.T)

xxGrayxx April 11, 2012, 5:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #214127


i want to cry now
great job taeshi
i was having a happy day too

Autumntail April 11, 2012, 5:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #214128

…………… ._.

the fry pwnr April 11, 2012, 6:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #214129

I know exactly how Abby feels. I lost my mom when I was 11 and it isn’t an event that a person can take likely. This event is most likely to scar Abby, causing a few akward silences in the future. I hope Daisy tells the group what has happened so there won’t be much chaos between Abby and his friends.

megeriffic April 11, 2012, 6:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #214130

@ xxGrayxx
Only a Falcon Punch? :/
He deserves a 3-Falcon Punch combo, folowed by a Roundhouse Kick and a good and old “Tresoitão” shot in that area. :P

(PS: A “Tresoitão” its an .38 gun 8-D

Mil Faces April 11, 2012, 6:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #214131

Oh Abby….

Rebecca April 11, 2012, 6:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #214132

it was a joke, a bad one, but still a joke. he was imitating a bender scene from futurama (the episode where he temporarily get’s leela’s emotions transferred to him, if i remember correctly). if you’re getting offended by that, then i think you need to take a step back and remember THESE ARE FICTIONAL CHARACTERS.

if that is charlotte’s grave, you just officially made janet the bi-atch of the century. I get this is a dramatic chapter and is gonna be extra emo, but don’t forget how the character actions can reflect on them in chapters like this. Obvious case in point, what everyone is saying about janet’s attitude and actions towards this situation. Sorry, but it’s like past janet interaction plot points we’re almost completely forgotten to add drama in these post flash back scenes. Of course it could be you’re screwing with everyone’s head and that’s not her grave and she shows up; so we see that it’s abbey sr or someone else’s grave then in that case it’s all good.

strider April 11, 2012, 6:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #214133

i love abbey in 4rth and 5th pannel (or i maybe messed up and its 3rd and 4th)

Cata :3 April 11, 2012, 6:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #214134

Abuse is never okay, and I can tell from experience that abused women never really get over it. My own mother would call me a liar to my face when I mentioned my stepfather’s abuse, and when I got upset about him insulting me would say “oh, stop it. He’s just playing.” I have no sympathy for Abraham Sr, as he is just like my father.

Renadt April 11, 2012, 7:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #214135

Abbey, don’t cry. Your tears will freeze.

Riku April 11, 2012, 7:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #214137

Poor Abbey. Please don’t cry. Its okay, its not your fault at all. Your father did it and he was a horrible man. It’s okay. I hate him too, but don’t blame yourself. It is NOT your fault. It is your father’s. NOT your’s. So please, please don’t blame yourself. It is gonna be okay Abbey. Okay. ;_; Its okay.

An Angel I am April 11, 2012, 8:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #214138

Eh… just not feeling this page. I just don’t feel the sadness. I know Abbey’s sad, but as a reader I’m just not caring.

That one bitch April 11, 2012, 8:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #214140

Is it me, or is Janet pretty horrible for doing this? Why would you think putting on a happy persona, inviting Abbey to come see his mother, and even bringing his girlfriend with him, would be a good leadup to him finding out about her death? Not even her death, but actually BEING LED TO HER GRAVE?

That totally disillusioned me. I’m really not feeling this chapter at all. I dunno, it seems a bit…off.

Locho Lol April 11, 2012, 9:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #214141

My guess: After Abraham was put in jail, he comitted suicide, that’s why Abbey’s saying he couldn’t stop him and how it was his fault. Janet might have found he was dead while looking for Charlotte and thought Abbey should know. Charlotte’s still alive. She might have lost her memory or something, but is still alive.
Oh, and if you’re going to say Abbey wouldn’t cry for his father, think again. He might be **** but he is still his father, and Abbey seems to blame himself more than what he blames Abraham.

CuCuWhisp April 11, 2012, 9:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #214142

So I was reading Elfen Lied, and decided to check BCB.
This page fit right in with everything.

evolakip April 11, 2012, 9:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #214143

For once, I might actually post a comment that isn’t completely ridiculous and full of horrifying tales of how the characters will experience all kinds of twisted sexual encounters with each other (necrophilia, incestuous gang rape, etc.)

I feel like Abbey suddenly stopped being Abbey on this page. As soon as I saw that he had dialogue, my first thought was “this feels wrong.” From my understanding of who he is, I feel like he would either say very little, or nothing at all at this point. I also expected that he would, in all likelihood, make some attempt to push the others away in an attempt to be given some space.

What happened on this page just felt awkward. It felt like Abbey suddenly went from being a real character, to trying to act like his character, and only getting the “You’re upset that your mother is dead” part right.

I get the tears, I get that he feels like it’s his fault, I get that the frontal lobes of his brain are probably going apeshit at this point.

But I don’t get why he went from being Abbey, to being this whining little bitch. He’s the kind of person that tries to solve problems himself, not someone who would voice those thoughts and thereby invite the pity of others. On top of that, he’s a guy, and there’s this thing in male psychology where the vast majority of us, under times of high stress, will recede into a little place some people call “The Nothing Box” for some period of time. It’s a coping mechanism, it’s just what we do. We don’t say that **** out loud. At least as long as the guy in question isn’t a whiny bitch, anyways, and I can’t recall any other situations where Abbey has been under that umbrella.

Realistically, if Abbey did say any of those things, it wouldn’t be until after he regained some kind of composure. Even then, I don’t feel like it would have been voiced the way it was on this page - it would have been more of an observational statement, rather than a despairing complaint.

Also, the last three speech bubbles should be replaced by the following, said by Daisy:

“Shhh, Abbey, it’s alright - I’m here for you.”

“…And… Abbey, I love you.”


…It had to be done.


But in all seriousness, this page probably would have been much more effective without any dialogue whatsoever.

ObsidianSnow April 11, 2012, 9:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #214144

I almost cried when I read this page. Poor Abbey. Oh no, poor Molly! All those gifts… ;_;

BunnyPopIsHere April 11, 2012, 9:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #214145

It’s closure, like a flood. It washes completely over, immerses, and leaves behind terrible damage. No damage, however, is irreparable. I think the house will be rebuilt, but with the foundations of Molly, Janet, and Daisy, not of an abusive father and the broken shell of a woman with a beautiful heart. When he gets over it, he’ll have those new foundations, and the knowledge of a mother freed from the pain of the world. I think he’ll be different, but to change isn’t necessarily a bad thing, nor does it make you truly a different person. Painful closure, but closure, nevertheless. This is fast becoming one of my favorite chapters.

Mamimi April 11, 2012, 9:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #214146

Silly Abbey blames the wrong Abraham. XD

Hoheh April 11, 2012, 10:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #214147

BRAVO ABBY, all your years of theater have finnaly paid off, now tell the gohst of christmas future to send u home.

JustSomeCritic April 11, 2012, 10:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #214148

Yeah, it’s not going to be his mom’s grave. Calm down everyone. Remember, all these memories are from Abby’s childhood. They could have been twisted because he was, and still is, a child. Perhaps there was some sort of significant death that he chose to forget, and his mom wanted to meet him at this grave. It’s not going to be hers.

AppleJack April 11, 2012, 11:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #214149

you’re an idiot appleJack. I wonder when the real world will slap you back down to earth with the rest of us.

Bofflekopter April 11, 2012, 11:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #214150


firefly April 11, 2012, 11:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #214151

Personally i think you can end this chapter here and let us think what we want to but that might not work if this matters at some other point in the story…

DinR April 11, 2012, 11:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #214152

Lol. Merry Christmas Abbey!!

PoppinDaisies April 11, 2012, 11:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #214153

Ten billions of clock cycles of silence to honor a dead imaginary character.

Rusco Istar April 12, 2012, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #214154

House in background = Gravekeeper = Mom, Abby is just assuming the worst.

Marik April 12, 2012, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #214155

Christmas is the season for weeping in the snow! Ask Lucy!

Richy April 12, 2012, 12:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #214156

Abbey is letting his Molly side out. I’d hug him.

Hoheh April 12, 2012, 12:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #214162

Abbey are you ok? You ok? You ok Abbey?

SpecOpPotato April 12, 2012, 2:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #214163

From what I see now, Lucy need not fear that Daisy will use Abbey. SHe may have some feelings for Assface, but no one ever feels this strongly for those they use.

Renadt April 12, 2012, 4:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #214164

Poor kitty…

PurpleLeaf April 12, 2012, 4:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #214165

D’: Abbeeyyyy *hugs*

Maddy April 12, 2012, 4:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #214166

breaks my heart…

badger April 12, 2012, 7:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #214167

In my opinion Abbey needs counseling! He doesn’t seem to be able to digest all this on his own.

Arronor April 12, 2012, 7:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #214168

Nicely draw, those emotions!

Kartosael April 12, 2012, 8:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #214170

Heyyyy! I’ve completed a SURVEYYY! My civic duties are OVERRRRRR!

………………. i wish…..

Huh? April 12, 2012, 9:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #214173

Group headstone humping!

bbbbb April 12, 2012, 9:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #214174

Oh my gosh I only just caught up to this page :/ I haven’t had much time to read the rest but my god I cried I really feel sorry for Abbey ._.
annndd Daisy is just like a truck load on him ;)

LucyDucy April 12, 2012, 11:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #214175

Dick move Abbey’s foster mum (who’s name currently escapes me [Janice?])! C’mon, at least tell him you’re taking him to a graveyard! Oh well, more emotionally crippling trauma for Abbey there, nevermind, I’m sure he’ll get over it many years from now.
Nice colours on the last panel, though I think the tears look a bit odd, more like skin deformities than a stream. Still, Kudos!

Roxor April 12, 2012, 12:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #214180

Oh, abbey… Sad page, but very beatiful and emotional in a good way.

Fake April 12, 2012, 3:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #214183

So sad. :(

BlossomWolf April 12, 2012, 4:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #214185

;_; *cries as memories start flooding back* I-I feel Abbey’s pain….

Kyle April 12, 2012, 4:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #214187


oh, unfortunately futurama is not in english over here, that’s why I didn’t get the reference. still, there’s really some people who believe they like other people’s sufferings (see Thanatos).


I was beginning to miss your comments : D

boh... April 12, 2012, 4:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #214188

AAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWW *voice cracks* that is by far the most adorable thing ive seen in BCB so far (next to paulo wanting to be with lucy)

Neila078 April 12, 2012, 5:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #214190

My name is Abby Montoya.
You killed my mother.
Prepare to die.

Phantom April 12, 2012, 5:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #214191

I like the backstory but I will be kinda glad when you get on with the main story and what happened to lucy.

Alex April 12, 2012, 5:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #214192


Alex April 12, 2012, 5:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #214193

omg this is the most sadest thing in the world i almost cryed

PandaPrincessLeia April 12, 2012, 5:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #214194


PandaPrincessLeia April 12, 2012, 5:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #214196

This is the worst way to tell abbey (and whoever) that his mother is dead. Everyday he had tried to keep going with his life like a normal teenager, defending what he believes is good, being a good student and friend; almost like anything of this had happened…its so sad. He has to be strong for his sister and his own sake, hoping for one day to finally see his mother’s face again….but now….this is too much for him to take it, plus how is he supposed to tell molly that mommy is dead? that all the christmas gifts were in vain? that there was no one to greet and hug because she was gone? If his own soul is broken, what is left for his sister? At least abby has dear and sweet daisy and goes to the doctor for help, but molly….is just a kid…pour girl…
Even thought, this chapter has a sad ending (for the moment) I like it, because it shows the reality of many kids and teens that you are normally not aware. Taeshy, please ignore my tears and sobs, keep the good work as always.

Silbido April 12, 2012, 6:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #214197

this to me is so sad and yet so true for a lot of people. tesh please keep going ok i can handle it sob sniff.

John Colvin April 12, 2012, 6:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #214199

Janet is the worst parent ever. Either that or the story is told from the point of view of an unreliable narrator.

These last few pages seems to suggest incredibly that Abbey was in no way told that his mother was dead, like he was just let out of a car, in the middle of a graveyard, like “Surprise! Your mother’s dead!”.

That.. that is pretty terrible.

He seemed to be so sure they were going to some sort of home or hospital or… something.

Where would they be staying the night at, if they had drove out during the day and arrived at night? In the cemetery? The car? She knew they were going to a grave.

“We’re going to see your mother! Get in the car! We’ll stay the night!”

“Yay!”, then they round the corner in the car to a tombstone.

“Just kidding, she’s a corpse!”

Damien April 12, 2012, 6:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #214200

Oh, poor Abbey ;_; It’s not your fault, sweetie! I hate how many other kids think this sort of thing in these situations, it’s just too sad :(

Lynnthoria April 12, 2012, 7:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #214201

No!!!!! Mom is dead and dad killed her. This is all my ffaauulltt ._.

notpop78 April 12, 2012, 7:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #214212

I don’t think janet would build up to something like this, without having something happy at the end. Afterall the plan is spending the night, and this is the first of 2 stops. Not one.

Namane April 12, 2012, 8:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #214216

6 Years for about 1500 pages… crazy. Though, I don’t believe I can wait to see the next of the Lucy and Mike saga. I’ve only been reading this series for 3 days and the ride already slowed down so much ;_; But it’s cool, I know you work hard ;)

I love how this comic perfectly represents the problems teens go through.

ZaoMonichi April 12, 2012, 10:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #214297

Surprise butt sex! :D

Adrian Fife April 13, 2012, 7:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #214407


Toxic BH April 14, 2012, 5:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #214433

Men do not cry, they weep!

yangdude April 15, 2012, 2:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #214442

really? abbey you are a 15 year old man. i am an 8 year old girl. you cry way more than me.

Nickita April 15, 2012, 6:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #214590

And then Abbey realizes that the tombstone he’s crying on…. isn’t his mothers.


Talaco April 17, 2012, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #214603

dude that just sucks! so close…yet so far!

Ck April 17, 2012, 8:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #214856

I started catching up on BCB today and got to this scene. I usually go read the author’s comments to lighten the mood but for this page, well…

Bob April 21, 2012, 4:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #215611

Daisy: “Oh hey, Abbey, this probably isn’t a great time but, I’m breaking up with you.”

Do it! I know you want to! XD

toast May 2, 2012, 8:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #217368

Oh come on… Why’d you make me cry…?

mikeandsandyarestupid May 26, 2012, 12:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #219815

Poor him, i kinda get the feeling coming from a broken family and such, it’s hard to not think its your fault all along.

Woodensword June 23, 2012, 1:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #223635

That father mike either the devil or his son. T-T Poor abbey he needs daisy to hug him

Epic Duck July 24, 2012, 5:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #226309

;_;I needed to read this Teash… it helped me heal

chad August 27, 2012, 6:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #227720

ohhh… so.. very sad…. ._.

Czarina September 7, 2012, 10:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #231644

Meh….not sad…nope.

now the Monsters inc. ending…..that was super super sad I was freaking bawling.

Cloud Chaser the Brony October 21, 2012, 1:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #232260

And then, when the world crashes down around you and all you loved is gone, you realize your old life was dark and dismal.
And now it’s time to mend your broken heart.

Hoodlum November 4, 2012, 3:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #232975

okay now crying…WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! ;_;

Song November 18, 2012, 10:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #238635

Ohmigod I’m getting all emotional ;A;

Linkification February 11, 2013, 4:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #242820

This page makes me so jxcdejeddsbdheuehd ;;

shaaa April 10, 2013, 10:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #243920

I realize that in response to the comment I am about to make, people will call me a cold-hearted, self-centered douche, but I need to get the point across: It is Abbey’s fault ORIGINALLY… well, not originally, but it could have been prevented. When his mother talked about the “gum in the hair” or whatever, Abbey mentioned the woman with whom his father was adulterating with. It could’ve been prevented further by the father not adulterating, or the mother not marrying him; but if that were the case, Abbey would never have been born… so yeah…

IForgotMyUsername April 25, 2013, 10:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #246152

Im not sure if it makes me a bad person but I really wonder whats happening to the other characters right now

Misanthrope May 20, 2013, 8:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #246389

This is where i start crying ;A;
Every damn time

shaaa May 23, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #255042

Wow… I’m rereading this too, and yet I’m tearing up pretty badly. Probably the most emotion-crushing page of BCB in my opinion.

Well done, Taeshi. ._.

Flame_LoneWolf July 28, 2013, 4:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #260514

so sad, i cried

Pinkkitten September 27, 2013, 6:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #262552


The Shinobi October 21, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #263075

Man this makes me tear up. Really genuinely sad. But, I guess, at least he finally saw his mum once…

Vix October 25, 2013, 9:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #271705

I actually cried reading this one. ;_;

Savannah Reed January 3, 2014, 2:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #281364

dawwww daisies tail

stanley May 20, 2014, 3:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #283704

There needs to be a tag option. And this needs to be tagged:

Sad cats in snow.

DatComment July 9, 2014, 1:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #286884



Yaschiri September 19, 2014, 2:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #291932

But wat if Abby’s mom was not kill?

xXx420BlazeItxXx December 30, 2014, 8:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #293852

aaaaand im crying. i read this page when it first came out years ago and now im rereading random chapters and crying. bless

Nebula February 10, 2015, 7:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #295057

Them FEELS, Man!!!….

Supapretzel March 5, 2015, 7:16 PM EST.

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