Just Beautiful — Page 7
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Comment ID #219069

Oh Sandy is such a cutie :D
I like Mike’s reaction.

ABowlOfFigs June 15, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

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spanishguy June 15, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #219071

Sandy is here at last people!!!

FairyTalegurl June 15, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #219072

Mike looks like he just saw an angel. (Not saying Sandy is bad or anything. Just the expression on his face.)

Raven June 15, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #219073

i believe me and mike are sharing the same thought “oh my god she is beautiful” and that is the officially the first time i have ever thought that.

i don't know June 15, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #219074

Now I can go to bed semi happy waiting for Monday to arrive >

Lucy June 15, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #219075

Sandy be working that fresh, innocent, cute image. Grab a bat, Mike, you’re going to have to keep those guys off her.

Mayley June 15, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #219076

Her dress is my favorite so far.

Wow June 15, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

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youwishyouknewmyname June 15, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #219078

Ah Sandy is very pretty~ I still don’t exactly like her and Mike right now though. Oh well, let’s hope this is a nice rest of the chapter~

DarkCrystal828 June 15, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #219079

Holy god that took long enough! Way too build suspense T. :D

SuperGnome June 15, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #219080

…Sandy looks like she’s put on weight. She was better before.
Mike, stop being such an overdramatic.

Arkairyn June 15, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #219081

Mike sure has a thing for white cats. xD

Really, Ariy-whatevertheheck? How is she fat?

Eeyup June 15, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #219082

If the next page was just Mikes face like that, and maybe another picture of her, I’d actually be content XD I’m just hoping Mike will remember how to talk when he gets to, ya know, actually be with Sandy

Bleu June 15, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #219083

She looks taller then Mike! and she isn’t wearing hills!

randomdice June 15, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #219084

And then every furry here got a massive nosebleed

Darkfox June 15, 2012, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #219085

Arkairyn; I’d say over reacting would be if he hopped onto the stage and tackled her to ground. The fact that he’s seeing the girl he’s longed for , on stage looking beautiful, after waiting for her for ages…well, I think widened eyes, raised brows, and mouth unhinged is appropriate.

Mayley June 15, 2012, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #219086

sigh.. i miss the old mike. and the old style. and when mike liked lucy.
the middleschool days. .. a girl can dream.

chocobunnix June 15, 2012, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #219087

He just realised that no photo could do her justice (apparently) figures his relationship with a model has to be long distance…

abowden June 15, 2012, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #219088

And mike just hears in the background. “Heeey I’m Peter, wana go out sometime maybe *Sandy turns around* Ok you know what I dont care you’re a bitch.”

Leo-Inu June 15, 2012, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #219089

SQWEEEEEEEEE!!!!!! ^.^ Sandy looks amazing!!! Well worth all the suspense!

Frodomann1 June 15, 2012, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #219090

“An angel just walk by….”

Raxki June 15, 2012, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #219091

Me thinks mike won’t be able to stand for a bit, know what i mean *wink wink nudge nudge*

strider June 15, 2012, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #219092

are sandy and michael the same height???

Maishul June 15, 2012, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #219093

She’s changed a little. Looks more rounded in the face.

StushiJaguar June 15, 2012, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #219094

Taeshi, I really really really can’t stress how much I like the direction your artwork has taken over the lenght of the comic. It gets better and better every time, and I do not know if it is the new scanner, or your mastery of watercolours that continue to grow, but I feel your work is better.

The backgrounds are getting more attention, the facial expressions better, the layout just seems more intuitive and continues to flow well on into the other and overall I just love it. Thanks for continuing on with this comic through good times and bad times.

Good luck tommorrow.

Thaedael June 15, 2012, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #219095

She’s fatter than I pictured her.

Lord Sheogorath June 15, 2012, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #219096

huh, i don’t think she looks that great :/ kinda disappointed. like, i dunno, something about her hair..
and yeah, she is fat. she has a pretty big stomach, look at the 2nd picture of her

zergling June 15, 2012, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #219097

Lovely indeed. Considering the story details and the fact that she also looks great (at all times) in clothes, I see what he saw in Lucy. Too bad he let himself convince himself she had only looks to appreciate. Cutting himself off from pretty white kitties can’t be good for him.

Hoheh June 15, 2012, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #219098

Mike is staring at dat azz.

Doctor June 15, 2012, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #219099

hahahahah mike face XD

Jlaw June 15, 2012, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #219100

You gotta admit Sandy’s gorgeous.

If you wanted to Ship based on looks, you’d have to say Mike has hit the jackpot.

DiDi June 15, 2012, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #219101

Also YEAH! We finally get to see Sandy’s face for the fist time in a very very very long time!!!! :D

Frodomann1 June 15, 2012, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #219102

Daaaaaaaayum. no more words are necessary

ZombieSlayr800 June 15, 2012, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #219103

Mike’s probably thinking the same thing as I was.
“She’s fatter than I pictured her…” :unsure:

Lord Sheogorath June 15, 2012, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #219104

She looks thinner then in the December picture where she was on the bed like pudding hehe~ But what I do have to say is, there were definitely more beautiful girls in the comic. Sandys not butt ugly but she won’t be the supersupermodel :P

Page 28 :P puddiiiiing ;3

Katzenhund June 15, 2012, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #219105

OMG people! If your boyfriend/girlfriend was getting beat up by their “friend”, how the heck would you react? I don’t like the hate for Mike but it is justified in some ways, but Sandy has done NOTHING wrong but be a good girlfriend! SO NO MORE TALKY ABOUT HER JUST ENJOY ZE COMIC!

Jimmy Noir June 15, 2012, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #219106

Well. Ok. So. This whole “but she’s fat now” thing… first of all, she’s not. She’s a cat. They have fur, you know. It takes a lot to squash fur. Secondly, you don’t know the fashion industry in their world. Maybe they actually do want, you know, real-looking models instead of stick figures - no disrespect to models intended, but I think we all know the majority of people don’t look like what they force themselves into. So yes. I actually support her being beautiful and NOT hobbling around on two sticks. What would that tell the rest of us? “Hello, even in an imaginary world where dogs and cats can fall in love, you’re still not pretty unless you weigh 5 pounds.” Plus the roundness of her face might be an intentional differentiation between her and Lucy, so she’s not just another white cat. Who knows. Maybe she’s pregnant.

A lot can change in a moment. I’m a neutral camp about pairings but honestly I wasn’t sure what Mike felt was love until that look on his face. It’s pure awe. He’s not thinking “huh rounder face than when we saw each other last.” He’s not thinking anything. It’s that moment where you just go blank. That’s the look on him. It’s quite nice (:

Also, wonderful clothing this chapter. I mean, my goodness.

Indigo June 15, 2012, 12:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #219107

:love: she looks so pretty! But is anyone feeling irony? She looks like Lucy if she got all girly.. XD

Renzii June 15, 2012, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #219108

What’s with all the fat comments? Sandy’s petite, the complete opposite of fat. I get the feeling that people are comparing her to Lucy, who’s curvy in contrast.

Floweramon June 15, 2012, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #219109

Wow, we totally called it on wednesday, that today’s page will only contain Sandy running around and Mike staring at her…

Blacki June 15, 2012, 12:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #219110

Oh my *****….

Xu-kitty June 15, 2012, 12:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #219111

Haha, this makes it hard to dislike Sandy…

Waugh! This is amazing artwork! I can’t watercolor to save my life:)

I like Sandy’s hair down! And her dress!

Floppy Omelette June 15, 2012, 12:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #219112

She looks beautiful! :love: Mike’s reaction is quite amusing. :D Can’t wait for Monday.

KCZ117 June 15, 2012, 12:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #219113

Now, where have i heard comments akin to “she’s fat, she’s ugly”
Oh yeah girls talking about a girl they don’t like. Trust me on this one, i may be a dude, but i was raised in an all female household. So i had the “privilege” of hearing my sisters conversations on a regular occasion and what always came out when they talked about a girl they didn’t like was “oh my god, she’s so fat, she’s ugly, she’s such a skank.” all without any of it being true. Come on ladies, chill out (and if it’s a dude, all i gotta say is wow, you really sound like a chick)

strider June 15, 2012, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #219114

I don’t think she’s fat, just short. She actually appears a lot healthier than many RL models, which I find very refreshing. Besides, her breasts are rather small, which makes her waist look wider.

Varis June 15, 2012, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #219115

I totally wish I lived in Australia and not the states so I could come and meet you in person Taeshi. Your comic is amazing, I look forward to each and every update, and even though I only discovered BSCB 2 months ago, I have since read, re-read, and re-re-read ever panel hundreds of times. You have a wonderful sense of melo-drama, and play with the bittersweet teen angst to twist the hearts of both your characters and you readers. Kudos, Love, and Keep up the great work!

(Also Sandy doesn’t deserve all the hate guys.) Sure everyone wants to see Mike + Lucy, but Sandy wants whats works best for Mike, she isn’t selfish, and she wasn’t a jerk towards Lucy (that was Mike, who in turn caused Lucy to be a jerk towards Sandy.) As much as I love the thought of Lucy + Mike, and they do make a great couple, don’t get me wrong, unless Lucy sorts her stuff out, and makes up to Mike RIGHT NOW for being a crazy emotional cat, she deserves to lose him to someone like Sandy, who not only cares for Mike, but shows it and isn’t overly possessive of him. That is all, take care.

Frodomann1 June 15, 2012, 1:05 AM EST.

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Firefly June 15, 2012, 1:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #219117

She’s kinda fat…..haha

jun June 15, 2012, 1:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #219118

I love how much the artwork has changed throughout this comic!

Cosby June 15, 2012, 1:18 AM EST.

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Hehe just felt like saying that, anyway all of that aside you know she’s not that fat, she’s actually a good looking character and remember she is wearing a dress so we don’t get to see her full form the dress could be looser not to mention she looks fine anyway.

Ah but listen to me ramble, I can’t stop staring at Mike’s face haha it’s just funny that the panel is only him gawking and I still love it. As always mad props to Taeshi for amazing watercolor art! Argh you’re so awesome! Wish I could go to Sydney :(

Oh well what can I do besides blame geography, but yay for seeing Sandy! :D

Psychodrome June 15, 2012, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #219120

now that we’ve PROPERLY seen sandy, it makes me not like mike even MORE :/

i know that sounds weird, but i see the resemblance between sandy & lucy & now that i see it, it makes me angry because that whole time he was telling lucy he liked her, he was really just seeing sandy through lucy >___<

(not sure if done intentionally or not but my thoughts on it anyways o xo; )

mint June 15, 2012, 1:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #219121

…Okay, so maybe Sandy isn’t that bad :D…. Nah, still more for Mad Lucy x :unsure:, Otherwise Mad Lucy x 8-)… As for Jaz, she moved away or found someone else.

Anonymous June 15, 2012, 1:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #219122

ALSO I expect a huge thing later where that guy from the bar attempts revenge! ;) I think whoever saves who will get hurt bad, or die D:. With that in mind, Sandy saves either Mike or Lucy and gets hurt, thus her mother ends their relationship, OR Lucy saves mike and he feels bad :unsure: and breaks up with sandy to get together with Lucy instead, who just saved his life, HAPPY ENDING! 8-D Epilogue, Sandy gets with Paulo. 8-)

Anonymous June 15, 2012, 1:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #219123

First comments about how modeling sucks and people are shallow, now comments about Sandy being fat. She’s not fat.

Dreyfuss June 15, 2012, 1:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #219124

It’s not that I don’t like her, but comparing to the other models, sandy looks more girly than a young adult.

Apple June 15, 2012, 1:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #219125

Yep, that would be my look also, Mike.

thedragon133 June 15, 2012, 1:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #219126

After all this time, he finally gets to see her! #^_^#

Nik Nak June 15, 2012, 1:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #219127

I must admit, the colors are amazing in this one. Also I love his expression in it. It’s an expression of a person who haven’t seen their lover in so long. It’s really sweet.

Not much of a :unsure: X :D, fan but I wouldn’t mind seeing the two together in the end, since the two waited forever.

Also, the art of the comics have improved, and that much I can say, inspired me to continue to draw. I thank you, and please to not stop the comic.

Plus! I wouldn’t mind seeing something happen for David.

Micro-chan June 15, 2012, 1:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #219128

Sandy is so pretty, she’s rockin’ that Yuna-dress!
And you gotta love Mike’s awe-struck expression!

Laufente June 15, 2012, 2:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #219129

I know that face, it’s the “Oh my gravy, she is the most beautiful thing to ever walk the Earth!” face. I make that face to my girlfriend a lot, then she laughs and makes fun of me because I keep staring at her. 8-D

Xenos June 15, 2012, 2:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #219130

…..and this is the moment when Mikey realised she’s totally out of his league ^_^

Ali June 15, 2012, 2:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #219131

See? What did I say!
Next page is going to be Sandy in the light with Mike gawking at her.
The front view of Sandy is ace. In my time screwing off and doodling pictures, I always found front views extremely difficult to do, because my mind seems to be geared into putting an angle onto everything (in other words, giving everything a side view).
The enlarged picture of Sandy is also well done and I clap my hands, take off my hat, my pants…whatever to it.
The look of surprise on Mike is also genuine. Gives me a good chuckle, straight from the chest. Hah, almost get the feeling Mike’s going to get out on a knee, fish out a ring, and propose right then and there.
Oh, and that dress is well tailored. Give my regards to the hands that put it together, but I think we all know that Sandy’s the one who’s making it look good.
Edit: by the way, Sandy does not resemble Lucy to me. She has dark long hair, does not scowl, has no pink ribbon, and dark colored eyes. Lucy is all white fur and green eyes.

LookAtMe June 15, 2012, 2:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #219132

….Man i wish I was an expert model critic like some of these people aparantly are, cus I dont see any fat anywhere.

Aspear June 15, 2012, 2:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #219133

Apparently I don’t know what I’m talking about. Lucy has blue eyes, not GREEN eyes!

LookAtMe June 15, 2012, 2:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #219134

Wow…. I see where the title of this chapter came from.

I hate all the Sandy Haters. The girl’s done absolutely nothing wrong, except being a bit too perfect, which certainly isn’t a crime.

She’s a (admitedly for all we know) devoted girlfriend, who works hard on her looks, her career, and her relationship. She’s sweet, smart, kind, gentle; any man would be lucky to have her.

… oh my god am I envious of a comic character?


My issues aside, Mike better treat Sandy like the angel that she is. Even though most men wouldn’t deserve a girl like her, Mike definitely needs to count how privellaged he truly is.

Anonymous One June 15, 2012, 2:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #219135

She wasn’t as pretty as I thought she would be… but it doesn’t matter, I don’t care much for her. :nope:

Dragonite June 15, 2012, 3:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #219136

So that dress demands to find it’s way into a store in a million colors.

Kikimmicoa June 15, 2012, 3:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #219137

@Jimmy Noir Obviously you like it when people just hate and hate and then convince others to hate with out giving them chances, hell Mike was selfish when he first saw Sandy in grade school and he is a selfish douche now, nothing like saying “I am dating a ‘super model’ long distance” to up your ********* points, but seriously this is a wonderful comic and a beautiful page even if it is filled with preppy homewreckers, and *** mites that need to learn that love confessions are a two way street and he should have confessed to Lucy a long *** time ago instead of just sitting around expecting her to do it, but no he decided to call on sugar momma and leach some stupid old grade school crush of this poor thing and when she dumps him for being such a ******* and douche bag that will be overbearing ad controlling he will be for ever alone!!!

Please keep this coming Taeshi, your comic is the only reason I bother getting up anymore :(

Stalker-San June 15, 2012, 3:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #219138

People, remember Sandy is probably the youngest model in the show. She’s 15/16, still developing as a woman. She does look a little off, but that’s because it looks like she isn’t walking completely upright.

LH June 15, 2012, 3:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #219139

first: Sandy over-reacted a tad. my friends beat up on me, and my boyfriend’s beat up on him, and neither of us cares. because we know they’re not actually trying to hurt us or our boyfriend/girlfriend.
honestly, I’m a total pacifist, and I’m over-protective as hell when it comes to my friends, especially if said friend is my boyfriend. <3
but even I’m not that over-reactive.
that doesn’t make her an OMGHORRIBLEPERSON. it just makes her a little over-reactive.

second: Sandy gave Mike some advice. unfortunately, Mike, being the idiot that he is, and squashing everyone in his path in his rush to worship Sandy, took that advice, and instead of using his brain about it, just ran it straight over a cliff.
SANDY DIDN’T DO THAT. MIKE BEING AN IDIOT DID. and I /hope/ that if Sandy finds out ( and when, Taeshi, please, let there be a when? D: ) she’ll be horrified.

I think Sandy’s a littler overly-worshiped, and she’s definitely a bit over-reactive… but other than that, I haven’t really seen any sure-fire reason to say she’s a bad person. er, cat-person, thing.
we’ve only seen hints that could honestly go either way.

basically: people need to stop hating her, and they need to stop worshiping her. bring it back down to earth guys, okay? @.@;
she’s not the spawn of the devil, nor is she God or a god. she’s a human, er cat, -being.

and so far, we’ve mostly only seen her through mental Mike’s garbled vision. which isn’t a very good thing to go by.

I’m still hoping for a reality check towards him.

edit: also, we still don’t REALLY know who Sandy is, since we haven’t seen her in person since childhood. she could be anything now, we’ve only seen selective bits. I’m waiting to judge till I see the real her.

I’m really sick of people trying to insist that Lucy abused Mike and that she was a horrible evil witch.
I don’t even support MikexLucy, I don’t support either pairing, but Lucy’s teasing was her way of showing affection as a result of Mike accidentally hurting her when he left her in grade school, and then using her as a substitute. he caused it himself.

and NOTHING justifies the extent of hatred and cruelty he’s showed her in the past few comics. :\ if you think anything justifies that, you are sick and disgusting.
I wouldn’t wish that on anyone.

x June 15, 2012, 3:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #219140

Oh yeah, this is the first time he’s seen her in person since she moved.

KiwiKoala June 15, 2012, 3:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #219141

And Mike said “Hallelujah”.

Subaru June 15, 2012, 3:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #219142

Mike, pick up your jaw, it’s on the floor.

Bite me June 15, 2012, 4:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #219144

AAAAARRRGHHH Furious Abbey I REALLY DON’T LIKE SANDY… OR MIKE ANYMORE FOR THAT MATTER Furious Abbey… … … … but damn they are cute together #^_^# and Sandy is gorgous :unsure:… dammit Taeshi Mad Lucy stop making me not hate them! (lol JK JK :) I don’t mean it i luvs u and yur cats :love:)

Nexus Doubt June 15, 2012, 4:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #219145

Reaction Faces: The Webcomic!

~ See what sort of wacky expressions everyone will have next week, folks!

Anon June 15, 2012, 4:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #219146

-slow clap- Not bad…..not bad at all Sandy…..I can actually understand Mike’s reaction to that. Haven’t seen her in a long time and when he does BAM she is looking pretty good, either way I wonder how long it takes for him to recover from the ‘My God…….she is so beautiful…’ reaction.

Juria June 15, 2012, 4:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #219147

That’s the look of being incredibly stunned; in a good way XD

Mike’ll take a while to recover XD

Chocothunda June 15, 2012, 4:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #219148

I don’t really take sides…..
but after seeing Sandy, I genuinely think Lucy is prettier. O.o;

o.o June 15, 2012, 4:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #219149

Ok, so I saw some people are saying Sandy’s fat and the others say that the first ones are jealous. Now what I think:
She is totally not fat. Yet, I can’t understand why she’s considered beautiful. She used to be cute when she was small, then she grew facial hair and got ugly. I thought it was art style that made her look plain or that it was the face shape. Then, art style changed. Lucy got really tomboyish and cute, Jazzie got cute, Daisy became AWESOME. When I saw the previous page I thought, oh my god, maybe Sandy IS cute after all. And then, there was this. I still hope she’ll get cuter.

ugly girl with no tits June 15, 2012, 4:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #219150

AH! as I thought, she didn’t look at him! and it’s impossible for her to not notice him, since he’s in the front seats!
but right now, I don’t believe he’s even able to think about being disappointed…

I predict that he will shout something at her, when he realizes she is returning in the backstage.

boh... June 15, 2012, 4:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #219151

Then Mike realizes that she must have more than one boyfriend around the world.

OhNoHeDidn't June 15, 2012, 5:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #219152

at this point mike crapped himself mainly for the way hes been acting just knowing shes there

hey um why are people hating on sandy for no reason? is it because she’s with mike? i dunno

Alopex June 15, 2012, 5:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #219153

Just because she didn’t notice him right away everybody is hating on her? Im just guessing models shouldn’t like, ay too mch attention to the audience and rather look at where their walking, and their pose and stuff.

Raito June 15, 2012, 5:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #219154

mike’s brain:
hot hot hot hot hot hot hot hot…

Then it overloaded and bluescreened.

Pshyzo June 15, 2012, 5:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #219155

I don’t honestly understand all this hate for these two, I mean ok maybe mike could have been a little more gentle with Lucy but she did kinda have it coming he waited a long time for her to give him a real sign that she cared and then got nothing till he starts seeing someone else? I personally would have reacted the same, and sandy was just expressing her thoughts to mike cause she cared. And I actually enjoy the direction that taeshi is taking the comic and I keep coming back because I want to see more of what’s happening now.

I also hope that sandy and mike don’t end up feeling ashamed or anything, nothing was done wrong they just reacted to their personal situations, And Lucy was due for a reality check anyways and I hope she takes what happened and grows from it. To be honest I do hope they all make up and become friends again though.

Anyways, just thought I’d share my opinion. Please keep up the outstanding work taeshi I love the comic

ZacharielSorrel June 15, 2012, 5:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #219156

And Mike just got a hard on.

Fluffy June 15, 2012, 5:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #219158

Aaaahahahahahahahahahaaa!!!!!!! Mikey’s face. ROFLMFAO!

Fox June 15, 2012, 5:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #219159

As soon as we see her eyes, she stops looking mysterious and beautiful and just cute and beautiful. More just cute.

Kuro June 15, 2012, 6:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #219160

Not gonna lie.
She’s a pretty cat.

wr3h June 15, 2012, 6:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #219162

Is it just me, or did Sandy get pudgy? :B

Jessica U. Ingmann June 15, 2012, 6:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #219163

@Strider even if he could walk(hehe I caught your hints) I doubt he’d remember after seeing Sandy. She’s gorgeous! I look forward to their conversation later.

Insane_Lioness June 15, 2012, 6:57 AM EST.

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Stripedblur June 15, 2012, 7:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #219165

I am calling “Mike, I want you to meet my new boyfriend…”

Charles June 15, 2012, 7:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #219166

Why are people arguing so much over Sandys body weight? XD I think she looks fab either way, and the dress is a fantastic design.

Kit June 15, 2012, 7:16 AM EST.

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Zero June 15, 2012, 7:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #219168

have you seen a single insult towards sandy in my comment? did you read “I hate her” somewhere? no? so stop saying I hate her for not looking at mike.
oh, and you didn’t write “you are hating on her”, but “everybody is hating on her”, while I’m the only one who noticed that she didn’t look at him. where does this generalization come from? a “persecution-towards-sandy” complex?
and you aren’t the only one on which I noticed this attitude.

really now, first you guys say “don’t hate sandy without thinking about the reasons of her actions”, then you don’t think about the meaning of what we write and start saying we hate her?
get some coherence, goddamnit! or else you sound just like trend followers! (there are a lot of pro-sandy moralizers, lately (not implying she doesn’t deserve them).)

go read my comments from the previous pages and you will understand why I wrote what I wrote.

boh... June 15, 2012, 7:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #219169

I’m enjoying the “holy ****. And she likes me?” look on Mike’s face

Kindle Kat June 15, 2012, 7:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #219170

LOVE mikes epic DERP face XD

jell-o June 15, 2012, 8:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #219171

I don’t want to start anything but, I’m pretty sure that if Sandy made milk shakes, all the boys would come to her yard.

Eevee June 15, 2012, 8:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #219172

Mike: …. She’s 2 feet taller than me…. and fat… °A°
[lol just kidding]

Lolllama June 15, 2012, 8:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #219173

I may be a MikexLucy, but now I’m starting to feel happy for Mike. He’s finally getting to see the girl of his dreams, and I feel like he deserves it after all the drama with Lucy. (SO MANY CONFLICTING FEELINGS AAAAAAARGH)

Tavros June 15, 2012, 8:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #219175

Ummm, you do realize sandy would get canned if she looked in mike’s direction. There’s a certain almost exact way a model is supposed to move while they are onstage. Models aren’t supposed to acknowledge the audience (it’s a professional model thing), so it does sound like you’re jumping on a wild tangent.

strider June 15, 2012, 8:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #219176

I’ve never really shipped anything.

But I think I might ship LucyxSandy.
Because I’ve been rereading and there’s nothing that makes mike himself deserving of anything better than lucy. I’m not saying worse, but not better, either.

Alternatively, Lucy should become a super hot villain and take over the world.

Or a singer, a famous singer would work, too, I guess.
But still.

Super hawt cat Villains ;)

starling June 15, 2012, 9:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #219177

no but seriously. Sandy has actually done quite a bit of damage to a lot of people lately (without meaning to of course.) We get mad at her for tearing Mike and Lucy apart, but the way that Mike recently freaked on Lucy, Paulo’s grown overly concerned about her. So Sandy’s also inadvertently separating Jazz and Paulo.
But let’s not forget Daisy. Her and Sandy used to be best friends! That is, before Mike and Sandy went off together into their own little fairy world. So, she comes back to town for a show, and Daisy doesn’t get one word of it? Not a whisper? Cold, Sandy.
On a side note I really love this page, the bubbly background really captures Mike’s “in awe/dreamy” nessss.
Keep up the good work! :D

Mr. Ridiculous June 15, 2012, 9:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #219178

and then he jizzed in his pants

Iris June 15, 2012, 9:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #219179

so you also should go read my comments on the previous pages, to see that I wrote “I don’t know if it is so”, referring to the fact that models can’t look to the audience.

still, mike may not know it, or may think that (I feel like vomiting) “their love” (ugh-) is more important than those rules, and can still get disappointed for the fact that she didn’t look at him.

boh... June 15, 2012, 9:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #219180

Holy wow. This is fantastic. Sandy looks great, and if I haven’t repeated it enough times already, so do the watercolors! Stick with this style, unless you somehow find one that works even better :P

Null June 15, 2012, 9:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #219181

well, mike doesn’t look that p-d off about it, like i said earlier he has a look that tells me walking may be awkward for the next couple of minutes. Here’s the thing, till now, you’ve been pretty good about referencing your past comments. If you really think your past comment is essential to understanding your current comment, say so. Otherwise your comment should stand on it’s own. As it stands your comment does stand on it’s own and even with the addition of your past comment it still sounds like you’re going on a wild tangent. You’re seeing problems that aren’t there, Mike doesn’t look p-d he’s too enamoured by sandy’s appearance. Besides, save for a certain earlier incident mike is a pretty rational character he understands this is her job. That’s why i said what i said.

strider June 15, 2012, 9:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #219182

I honestly dont see how shes fat XD those kinds of dresses, imo, make girls look fatter than they actually are

V June 15, 2012, 10:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #219184

Is it just me, or does sandy look a little…. chubby?

Anonymous June 15, 2012, 10:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #219185

Is it just me, or does it seem everyone says that Sandy looks a little… chubby?

Seriously guys, you’ve never seen a girl with meat on her bones? She is a healthy weight, and she isn’t sticky. Being a person who you can see the shapes of the bones is quite unhealthy. Sandy is actually a model, oh my good God this can never ever happen, who is bouncing happily without cracking her bones, and has meat on them.

Seriously guys, why do you only notice how she looks, are we all judgmental on looks this page? She’s doing quite well, being brave to walk out there as a young teenager in front of hundreds of people, staring at her. Everyone is chubby in some way. -Cheek tug-
That’s my specialty. cx

the cookies. June 15, 2012, 11:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #219186

It’s quite ironic how CATTY some of the comments are. She’s fat? Really? Then I guess Lucy’s obese!

Laughing June 15, 2012, 11:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #219187

Again, Sandy looks fabulous and Mike is speechless. Also the watercolors are starting to look very good because Sandy looks very good that you can see some idealism in it.

Starkeyblade June 15, 2012, 11:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #219188

Is it wrong if I like seeing mike suffer? Furious Abbey bah what do I care he hurt Lucy so he should suffer (yes I know I seem evil but come on he hurt Lucy

The Wolven King June 15, 2012, 11:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #219189

Sandy deserves no hate. Shes sweet and cares for Mike. Mike on the other hand is a complete D-Bag for screaming that he hate Lucy, and should rot in hell.

Frodomann1 June 15, 2012, 11:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #219191

*grabs popcorn and waits for the inevitable over-the-weekend clusterfrack*

Seriously people, less hating, more loving.

Save all the negative thinking for when Alejandro makes a comeback!

Ditto June 15, 2012, 11:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #219192

Im sorry But I can’t really feel happy for mike. Before this Basically Stomped on Lucy’s Heart verbly and I Can’t condone him being Rewarded for something like that. I Hope he get hit by a Bus! At the very least have an Airhorn blown in his Face!

Anthonydafox June 15, 2012, 12:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #219193

I’m calling it now, something insanely bad’s gonna happen. Like that guy from the alley fight from oh so long ago’s going to show up or something. Or Sandy may trip… Either way, I’ve got an odd feeling.

Also, last panel, Mike got an upskirt (There is something completely wrong with me…)

yellowfox780 June 15, 2012, 12:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #219194

Where did that random huge lump of hair come from in her headshot? In all the others she shown with just a wisp in front of her face. I guess she could have shifted her hair but combined with the anime-eye it just looks strange and off-balance.

I mean, I guess she’s beautiful (must be since she models) but this page is so stiff. Her walking poses just look unnaturally stiff (she looks like she’s falling backwards rather than moving forwards), and we know models strut and really put momentum behind their body to show off the quality of the clothing and how it reacts to moving around. Probably you tried to get her looking “perfect” and therefore obsessed over it and thus ended up drawing stiffly and super-controlled, which translated into the drawing. Gotta let it flow! That’s what the models do!

MadH June 15, 2012, 12:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #219195

Sorry for the double post but basically do a google image search for “walking model” and you’ll see how they always cross their legs while walking and curve their body so even front shots look dynamic for the camera, and “woman walking” comes up with the perfect dynamic side-walk as the first image.

I dunno it just really bugs me that you could have conveyed “model” so much better through movement!

MadH June 15, 2012, 12:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #219196

LOOOVE her hair, her eyes and smile and the dress! OH GOD i want !! (it reminds me of chobits, chii’s pink dress…) :D
but hmm her body looks kinda.. well.. big boned :unsure: love her legs though

crazy-cat-lady June 15, 2012, 1:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #219197

@MadH nice to know i’m not the only one thinking that :D!

crazy-cat-lady June 15, 2012, 1:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #219198

as I said before:

but right now, I don’t believe he’s even able to think about being disappointed…

it doesn’t mean that he can’t possibly think about it later.
then I don’t know, maybe you are right and he understands it, but what if, excited, he starts saying “I’m here!” and she doesn’t look at him? well, I would be disappointed anyway.

for the thing about the past comments:
I wasn’t saying that my past comments were needed to understand the present ones, it’s only that Raito got my comment as a common “I hate sandy for no valid reason” one, and I thought it would have been impossible, since I didn’t write any insult or stuff like that, so I told him, and only to him, to go read the past comments because, with them, he can understand that I don’t hate sandy and that I wrote one in which I wondered what would have happened if sandy didn’t look at mike.
that’s all.
the fault is his own, because he labeled me as a sandy-hater with no reason or evidence.

boh... June 15, 2012, 1:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #219199

I agree with ZacharielSorrel. Lucy did need to be called out but I don’t think it required that much hate on Mike’s end. I really hope Paulo and Lucy end up together; he seems to care about her a lot. :love:
And I don’t blame Sandy for anything at all. She told Mike that she didn’t understand why he hung out with Lucy but she didn’t tell him to be a total a-hole. Unfortunately, I don’t seem anybody making up any time soon. :(

Stelkabob June 15, 2012, 1:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #219200

OMG shes sooooo pretty! :love:

Kayla June 15, 2012, 1:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #219201

Pffff…. She’s ugly to me.

Adela555 June 15, 2012, 1:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #219202

She’s sleeping with someone to get those nice clothes…and it’s not mike.

Slenderman June 15, 2012, 1:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #219203

btw.. DIS is how you catwalk!! with women curves ;) http://jessicaelwood.deviantart.com/gallery/? offset=24#/d2w9asx

crazy-cat-lady June 15, 2012, 1:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #219204

the long-awaited appearance of Sandy! finally!

Drezzden June 15, 2012, 1:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #219205

love sandy’s dress!

Shannon June 15, 2012, 2:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #219206

@Eeyup First, learn to spell. At worst, it isn’t that hard to copy-paste my name.
Second, if you weren’t having a slobbering fan rage over someone disagreeing with your opinion on Sandy’s appearance, you’d notice I said she’s put on weight. I never said she was fat.

Arkairyn June 15, 2012, 2:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #219207

So I really do think Mike and Sandy are good for each other. I don’t like Sandy personally (more because of the specific character type she personifies than anything), but I don’t hate her enough to bash her. I was sad to see Mike and Lucy have such a bad time of things (and oh I really hope Paulo gets to Lucy soon, ‘cause she looks like she’s ready to do something drastic), but at the same time I always kinda liked Paulo and Lucy.

It seems like the way the comic is going lately, it has something to offer everyone.

I’m also looking forward to seeing what happens with the whole Paulo, Jasmine, Tess, and Creepy-Emo-Kid. I know none of it’s really been mentioned for a while, but I’m on tenterhooks trying to figure out the subplot that was emerging there.

AkumuNoKami June 15, 2012, 2:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #219208

“and only to him”

and i quote “so you also should go read my comments on the previous pages” your exact words. So it doesn’t sound so only to him.

That said, I can see where Raito is coming from though, just look at the comments around yours. All the sandy-haters are nitpicking for any reason they can find to hate sandy and exaggerating it. So it got you lumped in with them when you went on a tangent. I know you tend to think alot about what you are saying, but pay attention to the other comments and how your comment might sound in the current atmosphere. Just a tip, take it for what it’s worth.

strider June 15, 2012, 2:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #219209

I can only assume that all the people saying Sandy is fat have seen too many real life supermodels, and hold the mistaken belief that that’s what a human being is supposed to look like.

Some New Guy June 15, 2012, 2:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #219210

As much as i dislike sandy, SHES SO BUTIEFULL

TheShucke June 15, 2012, 3:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #219211

Sandy looks so empty headed in this, like she’s not thinking at all.

skari45 June 15, 2012, 3:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #219212

Sandy is a sweetheart, and she does look so gorgeous here! :D While I do hope for a happy ending for these two, I can’t shake the hope that karma is gonna bite Mike in the tail somehow… sorry, but the way he absolutely crushed Lucy still leaves a bad taste in my mouth at the thought of him.

I’m really interested in the rest of this story - mostly to see what Sandy really is like in person, not just hints and guesses! Her smile here is nice, but it seems to be “rehearsed”… wonder how she feels about being a successful model after this..?

Ryuko June 15, 2012, 3:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #219213

(my opinion of Sandy SO FAR)

Sandy just seems so sweet and flowery… it’s extremely hard to figure out what she’s thinking or feeling. The way she calls Mike “Maishul” makes you think she’s gushy and sweet, but then again she acts very independent and professional when at work. It makes me think she’s good at putting on an act. Also, her mother seems to push her into all sorts of situations… so she must be good at adapting. This makes her very liable to provide some… surprises.

So far we’ve seen the childish, sweet Sandy who calls Mike “Maishul”. We’ve seen her be professional and independent at work. We’ve seen her be the stong, yet lonely teenager. Finally, we’ve seen her be the vanity queen; daring enough to call her boyfriend backstage and smear all her notes with lipstick and glitter. The way I see it she could be one of two things…

1: Trying to please everyone.
2: Manipulating people for her own satisfaction.

I’ve seen alot of people on both sides, and at this point in time we really have no idea what Taeshi is going to do. At this very moment, I really don’t have a good opinion on Sandy. Lucy just seems to have so much more character. She seems so strong, but she’s actually so weak… I’d love to see Mike scoop her up and give her a hesitant snuggle. Though I’m very liable to change my opinion on Mike and Sandy when we see a bit more development in her character. Depending on how this turns out, I could very well turn out to be Mike x Sandy
and Paulo x Lucy

What are you going to do Taeshi? I WANT TO KNOW!

Chinatsu June 15, 2012, 4:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #219214

sandy is actually uglier than what i though of.

I KNOW, IM ****

Cata :3 June 15, 2012, 4:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #219215

Mike ~ *jizzinmypants*

And for sh!ts sake people, have mercy upon Mike, he only gets to see Sandy maybe only every 30 chapters. Get over it, he was an *** to Lucy, its over.

paulosawesome June 15, 2012, 5:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #219216


Cata :3 June 15, 2012, 5:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #219217

I told you to look at my other comments solely for that sentence I quoted, not because I felt you misunderstood my comment, thing that Raito did (still, since I quoted the sentence, I could evite saying it to you… mah, I don’t know why I did it).

maybe I’m too optimistic, I thought there was more people who read every and each comment, but it seems I’m one of the few…

about this:
pay attention to the other comments and how your comment might sound in the current atmosphere.

maybe I souldn’t have wrote that “AH!”. well, I don’t even remember exactly why I wrote it… it must have been my “smelling-troubles-for-mike” sense. I should keep it more under control, sometimes it makes me write without thinking…

That said, I can see where Raito is coming from though, just look at the comments around yours. All the sandy-haters are nitpicking for any reason they can find to hate sandy and exaggerating it.

okk, I’ll keep in mind that if I’m very detached* in reading the comments, it doesn’t mean everybody else is so.

*with detached I mean: “I try to understand clearly and (possibly) impartially what a person means with what he\she writes\says, and if I’m not sure about what he\she means, if I’m not “talking” to him\her, I say nothing (unless I’m interested)”.
since I didn’t insult sandy nor wrote anything that could lead to think I hate her, if I would have been Raito I would have simply said nothing (that “AH!” could have some different meanings, and the real one was not “ah, I got you, sandy!”).

sheesh, it’s tiring trying to make everything as clear as possible… I always have to specify, specify, specify… blehhh, I hope I’m not like this even when I talk…………..

boh... June 15, 2012, 5:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #219218

It’s nice to see a comic book feme fatale that actually has some meat to her.

Awbbie June 15, 2012, 6:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #219219

To all of the people saying she looks kinda fat, remember that the camera adds ten pounds, or I guess the scanner in this case.


Bleep bloop June 15, 2012, 6:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #219220

For starters I’m not a Sandy fan. I don’t like her… but I also don’t hate her. She’s just a side character. She has a role to play that’s meant to help the story move in the direction it’s author wants it to… that’s all. But I will support her on a few things ‘cause I think some of the complaints people are making about this character are just unfair and irrational.

1st. Someone complained about how she’s supposedly ignoring Mike during the fashion show:
My answer to this is this, she’s working! It would be extremely unprofessional of her to give Mike attention in the middle of the show. Also, if you’ve ever been on a stage you’ll know that sometimes those lights are so damn bright and in your face that you can’t even see who’s in the audience.

2nd. She’s a horrible witch who broke Mike and Lucy apart:
For starters let me say Lucy is my favorite character in this comic… and while I really don’t like what happened between her and Mike it is not Sandy’s fault. First, Sandy wasn’t there to witness all the crazy situations Lucy and Mike have been in together, situations where they both practically saved each other’s lives. We don’t even know if Mike told her about those events. But since (if I recall correctly) she didn’t even remember who Lucy was I’m assuming he didn’t. So okay, she doesn’t know Lucy or that Lucy has risked her own safety for Mike several times (as he has done for her), but what she does learn about Lucy is that Lucy hurt Mike and gave him a nose bleed. With that bit of information she did what any rational girl would do… she told him to get the hell away from this girl. You can’t blame her for that.
I personally blame Mike for most of what happened. I could explain why that is but this will make this message longer than it will already be.

3rd She’s a horrible person for hurting Daisy’s feelings blah blah:
Let me start by saying that Daisy is by far one of my least favorite characters in this comic. She’s so whinny, annoying, and an attention wh*re who always plays the victim and who thinks the world revolves around her.

Sandy was in NO WAY obligated to send Daisy an invite or even tell her about the event for that matter. From what I get in the story, she and Sandy have lost contact, which means they went from being friends to being acquaintances. Thus, Sandy IS NOT obligated to tell her anything. This sort of stuff happens all the time and this stuff is a part of life. Now if Daisy can’t get over something that happened YEARS ago she’s just proving what a pathetic character she is… and it really makes me wonder why the hell Augustus likes a whinny brat like her.

4th She looks fat:
Really people!? All I have to say is that it’s because of comments and thoughts like that that so many girls in our world have eating disorders.

Lunacy June 15, 2012, 6:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #219221

Amazing just ………………Amazing

GabeMax June 15, 2012, 6:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #219222

I really hope this ends up with MikexSandy and it doesn’t actually happen that Sandy isn’t as good as Mike remembers and then they fight and horrible things happen, then they break up and MikexLucy OTP AUUUUGH

nAar June 15, 2012, 7:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #219223

She doesn’t look as pretty in the front view. She looks better from a side view, but her dress is just beautiful!

Ang June 15, 2012, 7:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #219224

Why is everybody saying she’s fat?
Seriously, she looks just like the other girls form BCB. Even Lucy looks chubby sometimes.

Pained June 15, 2012, 8:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #219225

well, look who decided to show up. u happy mike for ruining lucy’s life. its all ur fault. u dont deserve sandy or lucy. i hope someone tells u off. who helped you in the alley way, whos been there for you when u were sad or lonely. yeah lucy can be a bitch but she can also be aa nice girl. shes just afraid to show it. she acts tough but she is probably really insecure.

melberry June 15, 2012, 8:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #219226

I … have not been able to tolerate Mike for some time now and Sandy has not had much of a personality thus far. So this comment is purely on my personal fashion stand point, lol. I think Sandy’s dress is lovely, but that it would look better if the skirt had a hole for her tail. I assume that would be more comfortable for a cat, plus I think it would bring a lovely flowing balance to the back (acting like plumage or a bow of sorts). =)

Now I’d like to get back to Lucy …

WickedNovel June 15, 2012, 8:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #219227

I actually stopped in the act of chewing when I saw this page. It’s composition really hit me.

It’s always the one you love who is the most beautiful. I think it’s amazing that Mike kept getting more and more disappointed as time went on! He’s at a runway for gods sake. I can see, once again, that he’s really into her. I think it’s sweet.

Fafster June 15, 2012, 8:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #219228

I can understand the ‘hate’ for these two. I can’t really understand the complete adoration. They’re way too into themselves, one of them’s a douche and the other’s boring. I don’t have hate for them, but it’s one of those ‘wow I really don’t give a **** about these characters. Why am I watching this?’ But that’s kinda how I feel about the whole series now so I’m just watching to see what happens. I invested so much time already it feels like a waste to just drop it. Doesn’t mean I have to enjoy it and gush about it. Christ. Let people have their opinions (Even though most are poorly articulated and obsessive). I’m just saying the crowd can either dislike or like characters. They’re happy and in love, ok I get it. To me that’s about it. Don’t try telling me how deep and awesome they are because it’ll just be your opinion and it still doesn’t make them worth a damn to me. Now we have to sit through an i love you contest. Goody.

That one bitch June 15, 2012, 9:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #219229

very well said, i agree on 95% of your comment, as for why augustus likes daisy, girls like that are easy and predictible. He knows how to manipulate her and doesn’t have to apply that much effort to keep her under his control (If he got serious about getting her)

strider June 15, 2012, 9:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #219230

I think mike just broke XD

asimplefangirl June 15, 2012, 9:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #219232

I’m starting to notice that this arc is all about how Sandy is WAY out of Mike’s league. Cause he should know how pretty she is but he looks really shocked.

Also, that image of Mike made me laugh. We just need him to start howling and go Tex Avery on us.

Mike June 15, 2012, 10:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #219234

I’m kind of disappointed in all of the other people that are saying she’s fat as if it’s a bad thing.
Not everyone has a perfectly tiny body, and that’s perfectly Okay. So judgmental, you folks. Goodness.
That said, I don’t think she looks fat at all.
She’s quite pretty. c:


Phantom June 15, 2012, 11:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #219235

lol she’s fat

mustache June 15, 2012, 11:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #219236

hes gonna yell hi and wave isnt he?

kitteh June 15, 2012, 11:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #219237

Hmm… Hope she’s worth it Mike.

Riskyfox June 16, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #219238

It’s weird seeing her without the bow.

I can’t wait for them to finally talk, it shall be wonderful. :3 really curious to see how the rest of the chapter goes from here!

Jinx. June 16, 2012, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #219239

Well Mike……

There’s that tail you always wanted :P

Pepe Le Pew June 16, 2012, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #219240

Wow. She looks great. Love the polkadots and the layout!

Shi-chan June 16, 2012, 1:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #219241


I…I….I don’t have words for this. That was by far the most over all awesome comment here…..just….bravo…bravo #^_^#

Psychodrome June 16, 2012, 1:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #219243

She is not fat in the least bit. Its only an illusion because her head is a bit disperportional to the rest of her, probably due to the fact that one arm is back behind her (mid-sway). (not to rag on the artwork. Im sure Tash is busy with the convention) Look at her head in the front shot of her. Her head is almost the width of her shoulders. I think the shot was supposed to be her mid-sway but looks a little too much like she is standing there with an arm behind her back. So it’s throwing off the perseption of the rest of her.

Random June 16, 2012, 3:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #219244

I think I know where the problem is. in the first image, her head is not so big, it’s only that she has the “facial hair” (those “spikes” on the cheeks) partially covered by hair, so they seem part of the head, while they are not.
they make the face very round and large, if seen as part of it.

boh... June 16, 2012, 3:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #219245

I saw Taeshi at Supanova today and asked for spoilers.
I was told: “she gets pregnant.”


BMcG June 16, 2012, 5:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #219246

Sandy doesn’t look fat. o3o I’m pretty sure it’s just the way the dress forms along the shape of her body along with the angle of it. She’s not wearing a skin tight dress that shows off every part of her body. It’s more of a light and flowing kind of dress which I like.

I’m happy to see Sandy again. She looks cute. :3

Mil June 16, 2012, 5:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #219247

Wow Sandy sure is chubby

bobo June 16, 2012, 6:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #219248

Sandy isn’t chubby or fat people, ok? D:
Atleast… she’s not a stick person :unsure:
And Mike, you made my day with that face XD
But I still think Lucy is prettier, I still feel bad for Lucy. :( I just want Lucy and Mike to be happy together (they don’t have to be a couple…. they could just be friends! 8-D)

Cloudy June 16, 2012, 7:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #219250

I was at supernova it was awsom. I bought volume one and drest up as Steve. Man this chapter has had more slowmo than the matrix. Yay for bad spelling.

Aris June 16, 2012, 9:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #219251

Also, I don’t understand the people who are saying that Sandy looks fat or even chubby. She does not. What’s more, curves are sexy ;) Any guy with taste would take a girl with some meat on her bones over an anorexic stick.

Null June 16, 2012, 9:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #219252

Sandy fat? No….. nooo….. she not fat…..

….. it’s that dress that’s fattening~

Huh? June 16, 2012, 12:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #219253


Doo. June 16, 2012, 12:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #219254

Doesn’t anyone just think Sandy’s front view looks funny because the artist drew it off proportion? The eyes aren’t spaced out as they should be, and from my knowledge of watercolor, you can’t really fix something once it’s on paper. Just saying, that’s why she doesn’t look “as good from the front view”.
What’s wrong with the way Mike acted anyways? I can personally say that I knew someone like Lucy who made my life miserable. I commend Mike and wish I had behaved that way too. It doesn’t matter why she was agressive, she knew better. You can’t justify bullying just because she’s a poor little girl who happens to be a Mary Sue, but that’s not important.

Girlwhohatesbadproportion June 16, 2012, 1:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #219255

Finally there’s Sandy!! Aww she’s so cute! <3
And for those saying she’s fat, she is NOT. She’s got a nice and well shaped pair of legs, and that is not her stomach, it is the dress’ belt DUH!

Effie June 16, 2012, 2:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #219257

FINALLY, after ALL of our patient waiting, Sandy is here! 8-D
It’s strange, last night I has a dream that BCB ended with Lucy killing Mike and Sandy. It’s was really weird… :/ :( D:

youill1 June 16, 2012, 4:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #219258

Dress and belt aren’t very flattering in the midsection area…but she’s not fat. >.>

She is, however, quite fetching. Well done, madam.

Gryph June 16, 2012, 4:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #219260

So Sandy finally makes her first physical appearance.

Not a bad way to make an introduction.

Nimbus26 June 16, 2012, 6:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #219262

I love this comic so much. The art and storyline are both great, and I really love the outfit Sandy is wearing. I’m slowly starting to like Sandy, but I still feel as if Mike and Sandy aren’t the type of couple to last. Their relationship seems awfully shallow, or at least quite underdeveloped within the story. I really wanted a little more time spent on Lucy’s side of the story, because I feel like Mike is getting all this happiness, but the way he obtained it was so very wrong. And now Mike’s getting the comic’s attention, and Lucy’s getting nothing right now. So unfair. :/

Yuki-chan June 16, 2012, 7:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #219263

I love the expressions that the characters in this comic make, and while I don’t know for certain if this chapter will end with me in “rage-face” mode or not, I have to say that this comic has certainly evolved from how it used to be. This is, in my eyes, the “Cave Story” of comic’s; seemingly simple in scope, but a great deal more convoluted and in depth than one would assume from a first glance.

Also, everyone STFU about Lucy. Emo-ness in due time, know what I mean?

— I am a stupid prat who is trying to copy-paste the first nine words of this presumably automated redaction of signatures. I am genuinely confused and somewhat ashamed of this insipid act. XD

CynicaIdealist June 16, 2012, 10:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #219267

OH MY ****IN’ GOD omfg omfg omf…g D8

Kyosuke June 17, 2012, 3:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #219269

Sandy’s not fat.. she’s just big boned with no curves and wide shoulders :D

crazy-cat-lady June 17, 2012, 4:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #219270

Hmmm well i dont know what to say
:D+ :unsure:=?
8-)+ :O = wont last 2 long
Mad Lucy+ none = sad

Yeah , im totally confused , whats gonna happen with Mad Lucy
Also with ;_; & :x ,and who the heck is :(. Eah whatever i love the comics :3

Brandon June 17, 2012, 5:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #219273

“I saw Taeshi at Supanova today and asked for spoilers.
I was told: “she gets pregnant.”



Lol, have not seen people take much notice of their comment, but this made me stop midway of eating a cracker. Holy god… I wonder if Mike and Sandy get down and dirty, or Sandy got pregnant with someone else, or… gah! The suspense is going to kill me.

the cookies. June 17, 2012, 9:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #219274

Well without knowing how specific the question was (spoilers about this chapter, or the comic in general?) there’s no way to tell who “she” is in the answer…

(Also I’m 99% sure the answer was a joke)

Some New Guy June 17, 2012, 10:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #219275

just beautiful.

josemartinez June 17, 2012, 10:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #219276

That dress is incredibly ugly.
It’s so short too! you’d see her lady pieces from the front row.
And if it is the dress that makes her look fat, why is it in a fashion show?
Just think about how that dress would work in real life, it’d be absolutely terrible, and it’s already pretty darn awful.

BlehBleh June 17, 2012, 10:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #219277

It’s not the dress making her look fat. It’s not anything making her look fat, because she doesn’t look fat.

I’m seriously having trouble telling if people are trolling here or just having really warped perceptions :/

Some new guy June 17, 2012, 2:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #219278

Oh, my.

Danny June 17, 2012, 3:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #219279

Jessica will get pregnant with paulos cild. Then lucy and paulo take care of the baby. Everyone lives in tess’s house together like Full House. Mike and sandy go live in space. The end.

TaNi June 17, 2012, 4:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #219280

@TaNi like that’s ever gonna happen xD

crazy-cat-lady June 17, 2012, 5:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #219284

Lucy > Sandy

Haa~a June 17, 2012, 8:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #219285

Sandy’s “cute” and “pretty” at best—she doesn’t have the default seductive look Lucy possesses~ Gah, if this were a typical girly comic, I’d love to see the two girls go head-to-head in a modeling contest. My vote would go towards Lucy, though >:3

Anonymous Reader June 17, 2012, 8:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #219286

Personally i don’t see any seductiveness in lucy. Judging by what we’ve seen, sandy (while it’s not shown well here) has a bit more of a body than lucy does. Lucy is kind of flat, sorry but yes breasts do play a part in seduction, why do you think a succubus always has big breasts as a part of the package. Sorry, but Sandy is hotter, from a purely aesthetic viewpoint, than Lucy.

strider June 17, 2012, 8:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #219314

omg sandy is so fat wat a cow i bet when she goes to an all you can eat buffet she drives the store out of business omg ****

how can she be so fat and so flat **** damn

ToastyJ June 18, 2012, 12:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #219355

But it is Monday!

Gomu June 18, 2012, 9:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #219358

DAYUUMM thats one short dress can mike see her crotch? :s

little moo June 18, 2012, 10:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #219435

You know people have different tastes right? There’s a term called “DFC” or “Delicious Flat Chest”. There are plenty of men who think small breasts are sexier than large ones. You can even compare succubi for instance - Morrigan and Lilith from Darkstalkers. One has big breasts and the other small - both are definitely made to be sexy. Also, from what I can see, Lucy has about the same size as Sandy, so I don’t know where you’re coming from. Regardless, seductiveness is far less the body and far more the presentation and mindset. You seem to be judging on “lust” which is you judging other people - seduction is the art of making someone want you despite their judgement and despite who they would normally lust after. I would say Lucy is not seductive because she’s definitely not trying to present herself as sexy - not because of her body or anything else. That’s how seductiveness works.

MadH June 19, 2012, 1:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #219566


JustSomeCritic June 21, 2012, 1:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #220091

-Dump Childhood Friend and tell her she’s awful
-Acquire super model girlfriend

I’m waiting for your karmic backlash Mike. It. Will. Be. GLORIOUS

toast June 25, 2012, 7:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #220273

And poor Sandy got the worst dress…. :/ I would never once in my life wear a dress like that….

Firefly June 27, 2012, 8:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #221702

Grr, so sorry I haven’t read this in so long. :( but isnt Sandy the one who made Mike hat Lucy? Mad Lucy

Bitterless July 10, 2012, 7:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #223118

Wow… I really disappointed myself, With all of Mike’s hype about how good looking and pretty Sandy is, and how she is also a supermodel, I expected for her to look a lot better. >>’ Oops… Lucy still has the looks on this.

Also, keep this up Taeshi! I recently became a fan just yesterday and I’m already in love with your comic. <3

Ezra July 19, 2012, 12:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #233805

Poor girl.

D.Durand December 6, 2012, 7:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #243409

And of course you had to draw HER all dolled up to match the mood of Mike’s emotions…
Good Job :)

NoName XD April 18, 2013, 9:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #243580

You know, even for anthropomorphic cats, Sandy isn’t that attractive. None of them are. Except maybe Daisy. ;) She’s cute in that fluffy and adorable kitteh way.

Bonbon April 20, 2013, 4:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #265947

Sandy! Where’s your ponytail?!

Anonymousx101 November 15, 2013, 9:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #271845

In the last panel, Mike is all “Daaaaaaaaaaamn.”

Yes January 6, 2014, 7:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #284562


TemplarArchon_Hunter July 29, 2014, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #285606

Ignore the guy above me………….i acully like sandy now…..

anyone check the comic yet? well if you haven’t this panel make’s a apperaince & has the FRSIT & ONLY carecter from the main story :D

TemplarArchon_Hunter August 23, 2014, 8:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #291994

DingDingDing! Knockout!

Dakota January 1, 2015, 9:36 PM EST.

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