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Comment ID #205554

omg abbey

LuckyCat January 13, 2012, 1:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #205555

Abbey! :A:! my heart! -ultra hug- :D

Jlaw January 13, 2012, 1:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #205556

thats so sad…poor Abbey

Adriana January 13, 2012, 1:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #205557

I do too.

jamie_mac January 13, 2012, 1:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #205558

So sad, yet So addicting.

Dezzy January 13, 2012, 1:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #205559

THE PLOT BUILD. Love you Taeshi~

Taaon January 13, 2012, 1:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #205560

**** all my friends and their party and the happiness of my girlfriend and the mental wellbeing of all my current family members! I can’t wait till the day after a party to go find my birth mother!” - Abraham “The Cat” Lincoln

15 January 13, 2012, 1:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #205561

Wow. Suddenly ditching it seems so much more logical.

Me January 13, 2012, 1:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #205562

I thought she was mad at first xD Then I realized she was only worried c:

MaishulIsThatGuy January 13, 2012, 1:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #205563


Why didn’t I think of this earlier.

revengineer January 13, 2012, 1:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #205564

OH… SO THAT’S HOW IT IS. Dang, I was close. Poor guy, he really shouldn’t let that get in the way of spending some friend time with his buddies. :(

Q~Q January 13, 2012, 1:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #205565

Wait, what? I’m confused. I thought he knew her. Would bandage her up when their dad got abusive. What happened?

Teeroy766 January 13, 2012, 1:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #205566

I feel so stupid. I thought his mother was dead. Well, good luck to you Abbey. I hope it goes better than the time I met my father.

Seikyuu January 13, 2012, 1:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #205567

Yay!!!!! Adventure!!!

Redneck January 13, 2012, 1:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #205568

I am immune to your sadness.
No matter how hard you try I will never…
That’s what I said to my grandmother before she gave me my mom’s number.

Hinochi January 13, 2012, 1:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #205569

The second last panel
My heart no longer exists ._.

Nikkisaurus January 13, 2012, 1:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #205570

W…why did she open his mail for him? I wouldn’t be very happy about that. :I

Candy January 13, 2012, 1:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #205571

…What did happen to her anyway? Been very curious about that… :x

Janet looks odd in color o.o… in the 6th panel it looks like she’s glaring a bit…

Blue Sly January 13, 2012, 2:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #205572

What time is it?!?

Adventure time!!

momoa January 13, 2012, 2:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #205573

@Seikyuu I thought she was dead as well. I’m a lot more interested in this chapter now. Hope you find your mom Abbey :D

Raandom January 13, 2012, 2:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #205574

;-; poor Abbey….

Leen619 January 13, 2012, 2:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #205575

My heart
It breaks

Jenn January 13, 2012, 2:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #205576

Janet seems like a pretty cool lady! And fuuu he actually looks SAD.

DeValt & Whittaker January 13, 2012, 2:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #205577

In this chapter we going to know more about Abbbey an his sad family history, I can feeel it :O

Minona January 13, 2012, 2:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #205578

Why do I have a feeling that the quest to find his mom won’t be as light -hearted or as zany as Sonic Underground?

Xenos January 13, 2012, 2:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #205579

I though his mom was dead until two pages ago…

V January 13, 2012, 2:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #205580

awwww poor abby *hugs you with daisy’s permission* i hope you find the closure you and your sister are looking for

luna January 13, 2012, 2:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #205583

Oh, Abby.
My feels.
All of my feels.

Phantom January 13, 2012, 2:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #205584

Well, that confirmed what I believed to be the case.
It’s a shame he’s shunning his friends because of this, but it’s understandable why. Its a very personal matter, and not often you want too many people seeing this vulnerable side of you.
I unfortunately don’t think this will be a smooth sailing quest, let alone if the end result includes finding her, there will likely be some big problems.
Hopefully I am wrong, and the path is constructive and not too painful for Abbey. His sister has the right state of mind, hopefully that will pass onto him.

Fenfir January 13, 2012, 3:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #205586

I really like Janet (I think that’s Abby’s foster mom’s name). She’s really sweet. And I hope Abby does find his mom or at least finds out what happened to her. For his sister’s sake I hope it’s nothing sad.

BLG January 13, 2012, 3:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #205587

OHHH. now I remember. I’m so stupid. -throws rocks at self-
Foster family, durr. I’m glad he and his sister got to stay together…. I hope Abbey will let her and his friends, especially Daisy if not any of the others, help him….. perhaps he’s trying to protect her though?

annon January 13, 2012, 3:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #205588

Oh yeah, still December, so Tess is making a christmas party. How stupid of me to think otherwise… And I love how his foster mom has this kind of “You ARE going” look on her face in panel six xD

PS: is the “do not post crap so you have to click again”-site just for the first 100 comments or something like that? Because I think I hadn’t have it last time…

Naity January 13, 2012, 3:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #205589


TotallyDrawn January 13, 2012, 3:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #205590


Ronyle143 January 13, 2012, 3:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #205591

ohhh so she does still exist

lumpy space P. January 13, 2012, 3:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #205593

awww….. *sniff* ……thats so sad i really hope Abbey will meet his real mother ._. ;_;

Shelly January 13, 2012, 4:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #205594

Go Abbey!! I’m sure you’ll find her… somehow

badger January 13, 2012, 4:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #205596

I find it really funny and somewhat disconcerting that Abbey and all the other main characters hardly ever wear clothes, and then the somewhat-important characters wear clothes… >.>
still, funny!
and GO ABRAHAM (am I the only one who calls him that? >.>)!

Subject_5 January 13, 2012, 5:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #205597

I have a teory. maybe their mother is dead and nobody told them.

boh... January 13, 2012, 5:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #205600

@boh That’s scary D:

I wonder if it’s the opposite and she’s on her own, doing better than before.
Well, one can hope :)

As for Abbey’s mom (Janet, is she?) she’s quite a cuddly-looking breed of dog 8-D all shaggy-like and whatnot. If I could, I’d get one like her :3

QuietPasserby January 13, 2012, 6:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #205601

So sad :( poor abbey

Carlitos January 13, 2012, 6:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #205602

Time will come that you will, Abbey. Stay on that; believe in it. :)

Harris012 January 13, 2012, 6:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #205603


NO ANGST. *slap*

Jackie January 13, 2012, 6:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #205604

Abbys adoptive mom: wearing stupid yellow turtlenecks since 1965.
Now, I thought Abby’s mom was dead. Did she just run away from their dad? And when I saw the last panels, I couldn’t help but picture a montage of abby wandering set to “dust in the wind” or “exile, vilify”

Curtisimo - you’ve SAVED science!

Curtisimo January 13, 2012, 6:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #205605

Thoughwe are only into a few pages in this, I am truly tinking this will be my most favorite chapter yet.

LOL I love how Janet knew immeadately that something was up with Abbey.
But her face in the last panel shows me that she really wants to help Abbey, but is upset he doesn’t really consider her ‘mom’

chickbabe208 January 13, 2012, 7:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #205606

Noooo, she gave you up! (;~;)

no one January 13, 2012, 7:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #205607

gaa i felt the questioning tone from her voice as i READ it!this chapters really nice so far,i just might like this one too!=D

THATGUY January 13, 2012, 7:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #205608

Wait…she’s NOT DEAD?

Dr. Klaus January 13, 2012, 7:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #205609

the comment just made me so i couldn’t stop laughing

notpop78 January 13, 2012, 7:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #205611

Janet looks kinda messy…the jet black hair and dark brown face mesh together really oddly and it hurts my eyes…Still not used to this new art style…

Abbey still believes that his mother is alive? While I find it unlikely that she is, I’d be the same as him; in that I want answers after all these years. I hope he finds something.

NintendoSegaSonyGuy January 13, 2012, 7:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #205612

Every party needs a pooper that’s why they invited you.
Party pooper.
Party pooper.

FunnyGuy January 13, 2012, 7:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #205613

Janet is awesome. I’m glad we have non-angsty parents.

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

Comment ID #205614

Zuko could relate to that.

Anon January 13, 2012, 8:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #205616

AWWWWWW~<3 Abbey is the cutest guy in BCB after Mike! :love:
I hope this chapter isn’t as angsty as the last one…

Apple January 13, 2012, 8:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #205617

don’t be sad abbey even if you can see your real mom you already have your current mom beside you and she is loving you with all her heart like a real mom :)

DecimoDark January 13, 2012, 8:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #205618

Abbey… I hope he does find her :( he finally get all that weight that always seems to be on his chest. Poor baby, I’m starting to like him more

Clare January 13, 2012, 8:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #205619

Poor Abbey …

Still, my thoughts go out to something else too: Tess inviting everyone to a party, including Lucy and Mike (who probably will bring Sandy) for more drama, coted with extra drama sauce and a little drama on top. However, Lucy might not go at all.

Still, I’d like Abbey to go to the party anyway, some cheering up will do him good.

LH January 13, 2012, 8:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #205620

This chapter started better than the last one…

Jack Silvermoon January 13, 2012, 8:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #205621

she is so daaarrrrk
I thoguth sh’ed be liek gray or liek lighter colored D:

Lisaa January 13, 2012, 8:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #205622

Abbey…………… “I” am your MOTHER…….


Huh? January 13, 2012, 9:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #205623

I know how to make Abbey feel better:

a big bowl-a SALAD!!! XD

K.R.I January 13, 2012, 9:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #205624

Wow, uh ok… unexpected turn… :unsure:
I think that that was an awesome choice by Abbey, but it might not end up well… :(
Anyways, I can’t wait to see what happens next! Great job as always Taeshi!

o!== 8-D THUMBS UP!

I just got volume 1, soooo worth the $50
To Huh?: Join me, and togeather we will RULE THE GALAXY!!!


Invader Rex January 13, 2012, 9:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #205625


Go to the stupid party, Abbey, go mom-hunting later.

MacFluffers January 13, 2012, 9:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #205626

And here I thought Abbey’s real mom was dead…

Rob64 January 13, 2012, 9:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #205627

Wow if my mother read my mail to me like that I would be ******. Who does that?

Iris January 13, 2012, 9:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #205628

Well, this is cute. And when I think about what is happening to Abbey, it makes me feel sad :C

Tika January 13, 2012, 10:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #205629

I guess Abbey really does just want his mum for Christmas. He probably did this entire time.

The Good Doctor January 13, 2012, 10:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #205630

people, I went to read the calendar on page 35 of “december” and discovered that the party probably is on thursday the 20, the day before sandy’s arrival.
therefore: no sandy-related angst in this chapter.

boh... January 13, 2012, 10:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #205631

Can’t blame him for missing out.

SoulTH January 13, 2012, 10:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #205633


In other, non-caps related news, I hope that this chapter is very long, detailed, and NOT FULL OF SO MUCH ANGST.
But still, this webcomic is one that I will read ‘till its very end.

Lotvk January 13, 2012, 10:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #205634

Well, Janet seems pretty nice :3

Also angst angst angst.

jackkuro January 13, 2012, 10:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #205635

I hope this isn’t going to be like that time in TMNT where they go into the future and try to find splinter to defeat shredder and when April brings them to him, they walk up to a grave. Wow… that was some extreme nerd up in there.

Amazing Lagann January 13, 2012, 10:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #205636

So… is Abbey’s mother really dead then, or is he acting in denial? If she ran away, is she hiding then, hoping that Abbey’s father will never find her again? Most importantly, why does Abbey seem to believe that Christmas is the time when he could find her?

Lumi January 13, 2012, 11:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #205637

I think Paulo may not have finished his quest for awesomeness if Tessa is inviting everyone over 8-)

paulosawesome January 13, 2012, 11:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #205638

Omg abby me sad :( if i was in your world i would try and help you find her then that make you happy :)

Kitkatlovespaulo January 13, 2012, 11:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #205639

Janet? Pretty cool name. 8-D

Poor Abbey, I hope he finds his mother…or at least gets close.

Avory January 13, 2012, 11:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #205640

And then it got more depressing… D:

Sevii January 13, 2012, 11:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #205641

I like Janet too.

Janet January 13, 2012, 12:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #205642

abbey can find his mum AND go to tess’s party coz he’s SUPER ABBEY!!!

JILL January 13, 2012, 12:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #205643

Last month I was wondering when we would be seeing Abbies adpotive parents again :D Yaaaaaaay
Even though it isnt in the most possitive of sircumstances

Millie January 13, 2012, 12:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #205644

Sweet jesus’ birthday it just got serious!!

joefox January 13, 2012, 12:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #205645

And I thought she died. Hopefully we’ll get some abbey answers by the end of the this chapter.
Taeshi you really meant we would be dealing with some very angsty chapters with no breathers either but maybe i’m jumping the gun considering this is just the second.

dimes_should_have_stores January 13, 2012, 12:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #205646

… Abbey, your mom is gone sugar… :(

Nadss January 13, 2012, 12:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #205647

I love Janet’s face in panel 4.

Viken January 13, 2012, 12:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #205648

Yeah, good luck with that,

Defutz January 13, 2012, 12:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #205649

Aww, thats SOOOO sweet!!! but sadly… WE MUST TAKE ABBEY… FOR THE WIN!!!
XD Iam soooo good at being funny… :O MAYBE I SHOULD START A WEBCOMIC…umm no too much work and ill need certain times to update —
THIS IS SO HARD!!!!!! ._. :unsure: ;_; :( D:
~God i change my mind… ILL MAKE A COMIC IN A SKETCHBOOK INSTEAD!!!!! XD 8-D

GoldenCappuccinoFlame January 13, 2012, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #205650

Ougod Abby you darling creature you. ; AA;


Yaschiri January 13, 2012, 1:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #205651

:( I hope this turns out well for Abbey! He’s such a sweet character!

Rainsfriend January 13, 2012, 2:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #205652

Abbey omg ;n;

Scott Nishida January 13, 2012, 2:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #205653

Abbey should find out she died.

Maybe he will kill himself then.

Grass January 13, 2012, 2:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #205654

you know, GCF, you’re fairly annoying… great job at spamming emoticons, by the way. :/

why is janet reading abbey’s mail, anyway?

i do like her expressions, though.

…wait, abbey’s mother isn’t dead?

Thanatos January 13, 2012, 2:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #205655

omg….omg T_T
words cannot express how many man tears i just shed…
but who knows he might actually meet his mother soon and everything will be happy #^_^#

Meh January 13, 2012, 3:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #205656

To the comic: Well, I hope she’s alive, and not in an asylum, if we really DON’T know he’s dead.

To some of the commenters: …

Oh my god… really?

You people sicken me sometimes. Wishing death upon another sentient being?


Why don’t we stop talking about generalities and talk about specifics?

@Grass We understand you hate Abbey. We get it. But you want Abbey to find out her mother’s dead so he’ll kill himself?

You do realize the implications on Molly? Daisy? Paulo? Lucy? David? Do you realize that when a friend kills themselves, you start to wonder what you might have done or not done to prevent it happening? Paulo ranks on him all the time, I’m not entirely sure if he even gets Abbey at all. Molly would be absolutely devistated. Daisy would wonder if he was dating her for her sake. Lucy would see it as somehow being her fault, and she’s already in a black state of mind as it is. And David? God, he’s so innocent and fun, could he keep that if he went through the ordeal of someone he adored killing themself because he didn’t want to live in the world anymore?

You shouldn’t say things you don’t mean. And if you did mean it, if you truly hope that a woman is long dead, and her son will kill himself for something he’s probably suspected for a couple years, sending … if you do mean that, you disgust me.

Spout thoughtless hatered somewhere else.

Biblioholic January 13, 2012, 4:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #205657

Prediction on what you’ll say: “Oh, Biblio’s mad. U mad bro?” “This is a cat comic” “Why so serious bro?” “You talk too much.”

I don’t like hate. Why spread hate, people? I’d rather chastise being ignorant, being hateful, and spread love instead.

How will I fight ignorance and spread love without saying anything?

Biblioholic January 13, 2012, 4:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #205658

Poo Poo, Abbey! Don’t be a debby downer! You will find your mother someday!

Silversoma January 13, 2012, 4:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #205659

abbey’s lookin’ pretty human in these panels. Is it just me? the shape of his face seems more angular

toast January 13, 2012, 4:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #205660

Well, we know how this will end. Either he finds his mother and his mother’s become sort of a jerk which he doesn’t want to hang around, or she’s not going to be found and Abbey will be teh sadzorz. EVEN MORE SAD!? OH SNAP!
I hope it’s the first one D: But that’ll end bad as well… oh well, in the end he’ll realize he has a loving foster family that loves him and he’ll stop with the angst.

@Biblio “Oh, Biblio’s mad. U mad bro?”


Anyway, they’re not wishing death upon a REAL sentient being, they’re wishing death upon a FICTIONAL sentient being, so its honestly not that bad imo.

nAar January 13, 2012, 5:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #205661

good luck, ive been tryin’ to do that for years

ftu January 13, 2012, 5:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #205662

woh Biblioholic calm down dude and try practicing what your preaching if you want to spread love then stop rankin on the people that dont like abbey and just realize someone always wants someone else dead its better to just let it go

Jeggs January 13, 2012, 5:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #205664

i know he miss his mom and i know how he fells cus i hardly see my dad and it suxs. but he should be happy he has a foster mom some kids wish they have a mom,real or not real =(

Imaweird January 13, 2012, 6:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #205665


Ice Shield January 13, 2012, 7:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #205666

Abbey: I want to find my mother… and meet her… and it HAS to be on Christmas… so ya… I’ll HAVE to miss the party with my GF…

Joking but I mean… I am hoping for a good reason he has to do it while the party is happening.

Jimmy Noir January 13, 2012, 7:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #205667

Biblio, you should try hate sometime. Its pretty enjoyable. And if your directing that hate against fictional characters, then no one is hurt. Personally I like to hate historical figures. Like that jerk-off Thoreau. Either way its a pretty satisfying emotion.

That out of the way, I have to say I’m not as into Abby story lines. Abby weirds me out in ways I can’t explain. Although if Molly keeps showing up I’ll be happy. I hope things end well because I don’t want to see her unhappy. She has the unmitigated optimism that I like to see in people but don’t like to be around.

The expression in panel 6 is a perfect mom expression. That nice “Seriously” with a hint of “Whats wrong”.

The Master January 13, 2012, 7:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #205668

“I’m not going”


JephemeraL January 13, 2012, 7:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #205669

Ohhh Abbey, I too remember when I had an everlasting supply of tranq hooked into one of my veins… Always a downer, that’s what’s going to make you lose in life.

15 January 13, 2012, 7:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #205671

I wonder what Janet’ll say to this. Is it possible she may be offended? Doubtful. But will she even know how to help him? She obviously wants the best for him, but how could she help?

Asheh January 13, 2012, 8:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #205675

i dont know, i’ve heard better reasons, like gettting high insead of riding a bike, sleeping instead of helping, etc

JSossamon January 13, 2012, 11:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #205679

i just finished reading all the comics in the archives as a new reader, and i need more tissues :,(
great job on the comic, you do a great job on making the characters just come to life. not like other webcomics where the characters are just like robots.
favorite chapter?
gaming rivalry.

ben the lucario January 13, 2012, 11:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #205680

Lol could it get any lamer?

Ranger January 13, 2012, 11:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #205681

will abbey get better soon?

shadowknightoftime January 13, 2012, 11:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #205682

Wow….. I didn’t see that coming, sadly I think certain legal reasons (not a law person) might prevent him to see his mom. :(

Darf14 January 13, 2012, 11:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #205683

Wait, I thought his mom was dead… I clearly need to pay better attention.

GeeWilikers January 14, 2012, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #205684

Ranger, don’t be an arse.

K.R.I January 14, 2012, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #205685

GeeWilikers I did too. ^o^; I also like Janet. :3

Chi-chan January 14, 2012, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #205686

@Ranger - I agree with you, lately things have been getting boring or everyone’s being depressed little ****s. This comic makes me want to run around high schools screaming, “Grow the **** up.”

It makes me want to stop reading. :c

Lolzatu January 14, 2012, 12:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #205687

Holy crap his mother’s alive! I, think..

Or, does this mean he wants to find her grave and meet her that way. Ohh this writing is so good!

And peoples, if you can’t take the drama, then don’t read. Cause matter of factly, you live in a very dramatic world, where teenagers are in fact dramatic and emotional and it makes for good stories!

Michael S. January 14, 2012, 12:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #205688

his mom kinda acts like an older sister in a way. it feels. or just a cool as hell mom.

also. for the people who are complaining about too much drama and emotional stuff… lets read the top of the site
“Taeshi’s comic of love, drama and emotional cartoon animals.”
yyyyyeah. :|

Rachel Vang January 14, 2012, 1:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #205689

…y’see, that’s what happens when a pacifist gets frustrated and drunk. They start DEBATES they can’t finish.

Heh, its funny because its ridiculouly true.

I don’t judge you for being you.

Biblioholic January 14, 2012, 2:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #205690

will say its been a while since a little comic relief happened or anything happy happened. all of december made me sad b/c of lucy, and if its another sad chapter, its going to feel…… well…. depressing. and this is one of the few things keeping me sane/not depressed.

emohamstergod January 14, 2012, 2:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #205691

You guys realize Ranger’s a troll, right? Provocative one liner? Dudes, he’s laughing at you for responding at all.

Biblioholic January 14, 2012, 2:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #205692

Is abbys care taker a dog? And is abbys mother Dead? And will everyone just get along in the end? Toon in next week, same bitter time, same bitter place…………………..bowl:p

JustSomeCritic January 14, 2012, 2:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #205693

janet looks funny and cool.


nice story, the follow up though.. well…
you expect too much out of here.
this is a comment section for the fans of this comic to voice their opinions about the current page.
this is NOT a 4-chan forum page, or any forum for that matter…

it sounds like you spend too much time around or arguing with “those sort of people” that you’ve come to expect to be insulted and ridiculed the moment you open your mouth to voice your own opinion , that may go against that person’d views.
no point for trolls, they’re just no-lifers, the cowards of life who like nothing better than to act like a common real live bully, but with a computer screen saving them from the possible violence.

so, take a small chill pill, if you don’t have any of those, take a chill strip, just place it on your tongue, it dissolves right away and, *wink* chill~

Caboose January 14, 2012, 3:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #205694

Panel 6 describes my expression 24/7

TraceLegacySSOF January 14, 2012, 3:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #205697

Wow, this must be like the first time I actually sympathise with abbey and fgeel bad for him :(
No one should have to live without a mother.

Edit - why did my name here get changed to “15” after the filter?
- Migrant

15 January 14, 2012, 5:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #205698

yes but ignoring\giving up on things is not the answer. if there’s a possibility to make things better, it shouldn’t be neglected.

boh... January 14, 2012, 6:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #205702

Janet is the best mom ever, hands down.

Maii January 14, 2012, 10:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #205703

This can only end in heartbreak.

Brick January 14, 2012, 11:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #205704

No words can express how sorry I feel for Abbey…
No one should be forced to live without a mother.

I’m sure Daisy would comfort him if she only knew… ;_;

A Visitor January 14, 2012, 1:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #205707

Heh. Mission Sorta Possible much, Abbey? Good luck. Hope you don’t have the same sort of adventure Mike and Lucy did.

HohehIsLockedOut January 14, 2012, 4:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #205709

I really hope this a heart warming chapter :(

moo January 14, 2012, 7:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #205710

Hey Bib, you mad bro?

Grass January 14, 2012, 9:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #205712

Advice from a friend:
I don’t see why everyone’s hating on you for your comment. Some of the Abby-haters were posting some mean, unnecisary stuff, and unlike how some people think, your comment wasn’t an angry rant.
That being said;
Lighten up Francis! Those guys are idiots compared to us of the greater frontal cortex, and we shall not even take their unwitty witticisms into account.

Curtisimo - WEEEEEeeeeeEEEEE~bzzrt

Curtisimo January 15, 2012, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #205714

2nd last panel. Look a little desperate much

Awsome._40 January 15, 2012, 1:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #205715

Oh Abbey…… Poor, poor Abbey. It’s Christmas, and he’s waited years to find his mother. Well, something just aren’t meant to be found………

LunarStar January 15, 2012, 2:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #205718

I’m really glad we’re off Mike and Lucy for awhile. It’s stressful to hear about them now. Good Abbey angst take us awaaaay :D

That one bitch January 15, 2012, 8:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #205721

naaaaaah SO SAD

Cata :3 January 15, 2012, 10:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #205722

This page has warranted more Janet.

GiantWeebo January 15, 2012, 2:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #205723

Uguuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu when is next page coming uguuuuuuuu :(

☑ Bored and ready to give up
☑ Waiting for sum PauloXLucy MikeXSandy blah to show up
☑ Voting Taeshi for president ( maybe one day Tae, * pinches your cheek * )
☒ Watching MLP

GoldenCappuccinoFlame January 15, 2012, 5:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #205724

Oh Abbey… You really need Daisy to go with you. i hope she sniff trouble and goes with him because if he does find her he is going to break down… But that’s what Daisy is for.


Kikimmicoa January 15, 2012, 6:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #205725

^^^^ Agreed

Serge January 15, 2012, 7:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #205726

Dude it’s not even close to 12am.

Teashi tries to update ever Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at midnight.

If she has to delay the page after that for whatever reason so be it.

Ryo January 15, 2012, 8:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #205727

@Caboose I did say I started things I couldn’t finish (actually clense pseudo-hate from even the smallest public corners of the internet? I’d sooner discover cold fission). But you just told me to just let it happen forever and always.

This isn’t all aimed directly at caboose.

I spoke big. Not that much bigger than what is prudent, though.

What should I expect of this place? What should I expect of the world? Should I shrug and sigh as the world eats itself because of ignorance and stupidity and lack of hope and interest? Should I just go nutso and dig myself a bomb shelter and start stocking it? Should I just watch and weep as we all tear ourselves apart with hate and ignorance?

“…you’ve come to expect to be insulted and ridiculed the moment you open your mouth to voice your own opinion…”

Why would that be? Am I not talking about things of higher thought such as morality and worldly issues on the comments section of a webcomic about teenage angst? Because I thought I was. I know exactly how pointless what I’m doing is, yet I feel it as necessary as telling off any people I actually meet of such sentiment. The less of that kind of thought there is in the world, the better off we all are. Whether it’s aimed at real characters or not, it doesn’t matter. I tell everyone about this I come in the remotest contact with. You aren’t any different than the people on the bus, or my neighbors.

To you and everyone who cares about this “wall of text,” as the lazy and happily ignorant put it, let me ask you a question. When I write these words, what do you associate it with? An imaginary fat kid ten thousand miles away? An angry brazilian girl? A random white guy typing this from a stolen iphone in the subway?

I’m black, I don’t live in New York, and I have never stolen anything in my life. I am male, and I am thin enough for my girlfriend to like me. But I am no more real to you than the people who are starving and dying in africa are. You haven’t seen their faces, you can’t bring yourself to care about them. They might as well be imaginary.

Robin Hood, Jean Valjean, Hamlet, Captain Ahab, Beowulf, Achilles, did any of these people really exist? We only think that some of them didn’t ever exist under any name. For all the people throughout history who knew these names, for all those who knew these people and were touched by their stories, they might as well be imaginary too.

There’s a fine line between wishing things on imaginary people and wishing things on people you don’t know. Until we can all realize that hate itself is the abomination, not hate at people, not hate only directed to real world things, until we all understand deep in our hearts that hate itself corrupts us… until we all realize this I can’t let it go, for I see hate and ignorance and apathy destroying the world in this tiny digital corner of it as much as any, and I cannot and will not let it go.

For those who’ll go “hur hur TL;DR” the entire thing can be summed up as “Who cares? I care. Let it go? No. Take a chill pill? I don’t like mind-altering drugs.”

I wouldn’t have said anything had Grass not seemed to sincerely wish death on both of them.

Biblioholic January 15, 2012, 10:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #205730

I <3 Biblioholic.

Anyway, this is really sad. Go Abbey, you go.

Marucat! January 15, 2012, 11:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #205737

…wow…somehow me and abbey are alike…cept i never met my dad and i wanted to meet him..

Zero300x January 15, 2012, 11:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #205864

i think biblioholic has a point there

rndm January 16, 2012, 5:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #205908

I love you, Biblioholic.
Sorry, this is that person again.
I am not a stalker!

Keema Lana January 17, 2012, 11:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #205921

@Biblioholic Cool story, bro.

Me January 17, 2012, 7:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #205924


CHAPTER 69 :33!!

****** January 17, 2012, 9:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #206175

Hoo boy. I don’t blame him for looking for his mother, considering what a raw deal he got on a father.

I hope he finds her. I doubt it fill bring him what he wants it to bring him, but he has to know the truth, regardless.

This strip sure makes me glad for the parents I got.

Fruvous January 20, 2012, 3:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #236209

Waitaminute… HE NEVER KNEW HIS REAL MOM!? Or did she just put them in the orphanage herself? I always thought she had been killed.

I'll Eat Yourself January 8, 2013, 11:04 PM EST.

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