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Oh no…drunk parents…and perhaps other things surfacing in this chapter? I have been patiently waiting for this…I want to know what is going on in his head. I see a bright mind gone to hell due to a series of unfortunate events
Iris December 3, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.
Augustus has parents? And they’re alive? Hallelujah! Though I suppose as far as parents go, if they are his parents, they’re not exactly great.
Still though, I’m glad that we’re back to the present and that we get to see more of Augustus. As far as secondary characters go, he is by far my favorite. I kind of feel sorry for him, but the pain will likely make him stronger. Or lead to suicide, but that doesn’t seem like him.
Still feel sorry for him. At least, this chapter will likely show as to whether he is a bad person or just misunderstood.
Two questions on the comic itself. Will this comic be in black and white or is his house just really boring. Secondly, are those full sized wine bottles ‘cause they look like wine bottles? If they are wine bottles, that is quite an achievement. Two people drinking that much and not dying, that is.
Nikita December 3, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.
FIRST. (no, not first :<) ALSO, I WILL PUSH AUSGUSTUS X DAVID ON EVERY PAGE BECAUSE I AM A TARD.
Also, no I didn’t have capslock enabled, I held shift.
I'm_awful. December 3, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.
that is depressing
Potato December 3, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.
Oh look, it’s Abbey’s mom on the ground.
Shekian December 3, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.
oh, poor thing
Sahchan December 3, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.
Oh man. It was only a matter of time till we got to this point. Time to see what makes Augustus tick.
Ved_of_Flames December 3, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.
I’m glad I don’t have any traditions in my family involving drunk jackassery. But hey, we finally get more exposition of Augustus’s background, hope we get more insight on his admiration/love of Daisy.
Although this does explain why Augustus’s bedroom was so empty and bleak in one of the Ask Roseville High responses.
The Real Lee December 3, 2012, 12:09 AM EST.
NOPE. I REFUSE TO FEEL BAD FOR HIM!! I REFFUUUSEE….
….dammit… I feel bad…
SXR123 December 3, 2012, 12:10 AM EST.
So the new chapter’s “10 seconds to midnight” huh? With a title like that, I can only imagine there’s gonna be some big changes between the characters during this time.
Dudeler December 3, 2012, 12:11 AM EST.
Yeah, I kinda saw that home life coming.
Delusional December 3, 2012, 12:11 AM EST.
An Agustus chapter?! Yay!
Skari December 3, 2012, 12:11 AM EST.
A poor baby Augustus. My feels are going out to him.
AniJay December 3, 2012, 12:13 AM EST.
YES! We finally get to learn more about Augustus! I always assumed his home life was less than desirable after he pulled Lucy from her “want to die” mood. Now we get to see exactly what he is about and maybe even why we saw him talking to the creeps that tried to mug the gang so long ago.
Sammy December 3, 2012, 12:14 AM EST.
Another filler! I want mu drama.
Profatgamer December 3, 2012, 12:16 AM EST.
I have a feeling Lucy is also going to have a sudden urge for a midnight walk. And that they will bump into each other. And self-discovery and realizations will flow all around….
Frodomann1 December 3, 2012, 12:17 AM EST.
@I’m_awful, you’re hilarious.
(shifted, not locked)
bjk December 3, 2012, 12:22 AM EST.
wooooohhoooooooo more Augustus development!!!!
I hope this chapter focuses on him in its entirety
RoseVee December 3, 2012, 12:26 AM EST.
I looked at the page and was like: “Really? An Final Fantasy Cat chapter? OMG THANK YOU! It’s really about time we saw a bit more into him.” BTW: I LOOOOOOOVE Male characters with horrible pasts. I dunno why. Always have.
Mirasia December 3, 2012, 12:28 AM EST.
Possibly an iron maiden reference? And sweet, augustus development.
Xiro December 3, 2012, 12:31 AM EST.
finally a chapter featuring Agustus I’m so happy I could squeal right now. This one page says more than 10000 words.
sen December 3, 2012, 12:33 AM EST.
Augustus! Yes I haven’t seen him in so long… and we get to find out more about him . Wait a second… at least 6 bottle of beer, clothes cluttering the floor, and an ash tray with a used cigarette in it… so this is how things look in the dark side, seems oddly familiar . Poor Augustus taking care of your parents is no fun especially if they are of the “get drunk every night” variety. I think this hits too close to home.
@Veronica: I have a very important message for you… HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Sorry it is a little early but I will be of the internet for a few days… so instead of saying it late I will say it early .
supertails19 December 3, 2012, 12:34 AM EST.
oh my…a chapter focused on august…this is going to be one of the best I can tell
bankai December 3, 2012, 12:35 AM EST.
Ooooh an Augustus chapter! I’ve been waiting to learn more about him! can’t wait for the next page!
On a second note, yikes not the type of parents i would wish on anyone!
Mayamayagirl December 3, 2012, 12:35 AM EST.
wow there was a vote on the BCB FaceBook about who should the next chapter be about and Augustus won
and this chapter is about Augustus
CoolBad December 3, 2012, 12:35 AM EST.
It’s been a long while, but I’m finally glad that this story is picking off where it left off.
That aside, I’m starting to take pity on Augustus, in spite of his bad habits.
Nimbus26 December 3, 2012, 12:40 AM EST.
Augustus……Yippe doodle im excited for this one i hope good things come his way this time
taro December 3, 2012, 12:41 AM EST.
I’m liking the monochrome- it fits Augustus very nicely.
Bleh December 3, 2012, 12:41 AM EST.
I’m just going nuts or the previous chapter (Starting Over) was completely erased from the site
Shark December 3, 2012, 12:42 AM EST.
awwww…. poor Final Fantasy Cat
Darkewulf December 3, 2012, 12:42 AM EST.
If only we could just skip to the aftermath of december, oh well, this works too.
Zandramus December 3, 2012, 12:46 AM EST.
An Augustus-centeric chapter? Sweet! 1 out of 30 pages? Nice! Black and white watercoloring? Awesome! Drunk and debilitated parents? Uh…
I like this guy probably for similar, but slightly altered reasons I like Lucy. He’s got problems, but he knows how to stay composed and keep his problems to himself. He’s got wit and he’s got bite. It’s tough, but he knows how to stand on his own and resist the problems, as well as possible comforts (Daisy, hint, hint) that surround him. He’s not looking for a handout or sympathy. He’s the mysterious loner in the black and leather trench-coat, and he’s awesome because of it.
Rock on, brother, rock on!
@Zandramus: who knows, maybe this will tie into the aftermath of “December.”
Blank On Purpose December 3, 2012, 12:48 AM EST.
dem floppy breasts
shmidny December 3, 2012, 12:49 AM EST.
Dammit, Xero beat me to the Iron Maiden reference comment! Noooooo! But at least I can still say “Ten seconds to midnight? Should’ve killed the unborn in the womb!” And “Augustus is a Powerslave.” Also the unborn is Augustus because his parents probably didn’t want him.
Random Internet Loser December 3, 2012, 12:49 AM EST.
Oh no! his home life sucks
Cassandra December 3, 2012, 12:49 AM EST.
OHH MYYYYYYYYYY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD IT’S AUGUSTUS GUYYYYYYYYYYYYYYSSSSSSSSSS!!!!
I love you Taeshi!!!
kuribohkun December 3, 2012, 12:51 AM EST.
ah crap, augustus….
I really hope this doesn’t turn into a LucyxAugustus chapter… i want any other couple than that…
If its just some background on him then cool, don’t mind so insight into him, maybe it will make me hate him less
Order_66 December 3, 2012, 1:05 AM EST.
Ah, finally! Not that I hated the flashbacks or anything, but I’ve been waiting for an Agustus Chap for-like-EVER!
Its also kinda sad, when you realize that Daisy was probably the only good thing that ever happened to him. Poor guy
Subaru December 3, 2012, 1:07 AM EST.
Who would have guessed a man with that haircut came from a broken home?
*tenatively raises hand*
You can tell, because any decent parent would never let anyone get that haircut.
Curtisimo - what I’m saying is his hair is dumb
Curtisimo December 3, 2012, 1:10 AM EST.
synthyK December 3, 2012, 1:18 AM EST.
is this going to be a chapter about final fantasy cat?
kelloe December 3, 2012, 1:22 AM EST.
I’m in the midst of doing the art meme right now, and I was totally about to ask for this. And here it is. Omigoodness I’m so excited I’m going to die
BrusselSprouts December 3, 2012, 1:35 AM EST.
So, I am praying it’s just dark in there and we’re not reverting to no color comics, right?
paulosawesome December 3, 2012, 1:36 AM EST.
The “Starting Over” chapter isn’t completely gone. It was just moved back to where the arc the chapter would fit. Should be somewhere between chapters 46-48.
Dudeler December 3, 2012, 1:41 AM EST.
So abbys mom’s not dead……….she drunk off her butt with augustus dad. WTF
JustSomeCritic December 3, 2012, 1:43 AM EST.
Yay! 30 pages of Lucy becoming Agustus’ emo plaything. Someone wake me when we get back to the main plot.
Yawns December 3, 2012, 1:48 AM EST.
And as every centric chapter goes we get to see Augustus’ morning schedule(or I suppose late night this time). I get the feeling We’re gonna be given lots and lots of feels again. just like every chapter.
Vega December 3, 2012, 1:48 AM EST.
And I thought two minutes to midnight was bad enough. Time for nuclear armageddon.
Shiloh December 3, 2012, 2:05 AM EST.
Yessss, an Augustus chapter. ^^
Elias_Freed December 3, 2012, 2:31 AM EST.
F**** I’m soo late did something good, oh geuss not, hmm should have guess he was from a broken home
lov/hate/hurt December 3, 2012, 2:43 AM EST.
YESSSS!!finaly been waiting for this!
a-jell-o December 3, 2012, 2:45 AM EST.
FINAL FANTASY CAT IS BACK
Knuc December 3, 2012, 2:51 AM EST.
Did something happen to the past 4 months of comics before this one? I go back to the previous page in the series and it takes me to August.
Haha, I’m so dumb, no I just realized it was moved. Guess this is now a bump :p
Michael December 3, 2012, 2:58 AM EST.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ME.
Milkfruit December 3, 2012, 3:21 AM EST.
Finally! I’ve been hoping we’d get to see more Augustus! ^_^
Katyroo December 3, 2012, 3:29 AM EST.
Well, well this will be interesting to read. But I’m waiting for all the hate comments that are gonna fly towards Augustus and Taeshi
Kanashe December 3, 2012, 4:04 AM EST.
No, no, and once goddamn again: NO! I refuse to feel bad for him even if provided with sad story about drunken parents, siblings getting killed and/or war going on in his country. Seriously, guy had some hard time? Parents didn’t do anything to raise him properly and most likely abused him? Boo-fucking-hoo. Let me get my tissues. Still as shown by Abbey, having hard time as a kid doesn’t always mean you’ll grown up to be a douche.
Commander_Zero December 3, 2012, 4:15 AM EST.
And an intro page about the only hormone-controlled cat around, yay
Knux-the-Killer December 3, 2012, 4:40 AM EST.
An Augustus chapter, and everything is so delightfully gray.
Ziggy December 3, 2012, 5:00 AM EST.
Maye a little back story on Augustus will help his reputation with most readers. I personally like him as a character due to personality similarities.
Anon-Anon December 3, 2012, 5:14 AM EST.
I know this is uncalled for, but an AugustusxLucy thing would be awesome. Obviously they wouldn’t stick together for long, but they look so could together and I think he could help Lucy grow up.
jerkface December 3, 2012, 6:05 AM EST.
have we found our caliborn?
also, hopefully this shows what a deep and kind person augustus is, along with the fact he never ment to hurt Daisy, and not that he’s the crazed psychopath most of us see him as….
Really? December 3, 2012, 6:27 AM EST.
I KEPT WISHING FORE MORE GUSSIE
I AM PLEASED.
But…wow. I sort of guessed that his parents were alcoholics, but I never thought I would be right.
Pirari December 3, 2012, 6:35 AM EST.
Augustus chapter? Oh yessss. Excuse my gushing for just a moment— but I am just giddy now— I can’t wait to finally find out more about what his personal and home life is like. He has been an enigma for too long.
Lumi December 3, 2012, 6:57 AM EST.
I wonder how many people who’ve been waiting for this chapter will wish it had never ocurred? Also, dem saggies.
StushiJaguar December 3, 2012, 7:01 AM EST.
Calling it right now. He chats it up with Lucy/Daisy, spills the beans about his home life, gets some emotional comfort about it, and the girl gives him a cheek smooch just as the new year begins.
So, only question is, which girl will be responsible for his emotional development? (This time)
Place your bets!
Guessing December 3, 2012, 7:40 AM EST.
How the heck do I access the flashback chapter just gone with lucy running through her head her history with mike! I hadn’t finished it yet and can’t seem to find it! I need angst!
Delté December 3, 2012, 8:03 AM EST.
So far, not surprised as to the condition of his lifestyle. Hopefully we can get some insight as to all the names of his ‘friends’ and the other people that he corroborates with.
MonsieurWTF December 3, 2012, 8:30 AM EST.
Is that.. really… IT IS.
YES. FINALLY. THANK YOU♥♥♥
Yumikarp December 3, 2012, 8:31 AM EST.
Isn’t it “Happy New Years to you too.” Not trying to be picky just saying. Looking forward to this chapter.
Marik December 3, 2012, 8:46 AM EST.
I think I know those two in real life…….
Huh? December 3, 2012, 8:54 AM EST.
Well… That’s quite the happy home isn’t it. The mom just sleeps on the floor? I have a feeling this is going to be very Augustus-centric and poor Lucy’s going to get wrapped up in it.
And it depends who you ask Marik. To many, it’s “Happy New Year”, since we’re celebrating the next single year having started. Gotta remember adding the ‘s’ makes it plural, and we’re not really celebrating multiple years.
Follarch December 3, 2012, 8:59 AM EST.
@Follarch: Yes I believe you are right. Apparently “Happy New Years” is directed to New Years Eve and not the actual “New Year.”
Marik December 3, 2012, 9:23 AM EST.
Everybody always calls this guy —-> Final Fantasy Cat. Sssssoooo which FF character is he supposed to be? I only played a few of the games way back. =P
I tell it like it is December 3, 2012, 10:14 AM EST.
YesYesYesYes, Augustus comic! I’ve been hoping for an Augustus comic, and now it’s here!
Shiloh December 3, 2012, 10:45 AM EST.
Nice, a chapter about Augustus. I’ve been looking forward to something like this. I’ve been wondering what his story is about. He’s been kind of a mystery after that meeting with those thugs from the confrontation chapter.
Starkeyblade December 3, 2012, 10:46 AM EST.
EEEEEEEEE, AUGUSTUS CHAPTER!
Buddaboom December 3, 2012, 10:52 AM EST.
AAAAAUUUUUUUUGGGGUUUUUSSSSSSTTTTTUUUUUUSSSS AW YYYEEEESSSSSSSSSS
Ida star December 3, 2012, 10:57 AM EST.
YES! I’ve been waiting for this =D
I’ve been waiting for Augustus to show up.
(Augustus and Lucy are my favorite characters with Paulo following in a very close second.)
Lunacy December 3, 2012, 11:50 AM EST.
is that his family!?
mymanleo December 3, 2012, 11:58 AM EST.
For those wondering what happened to “starting over” or backtracking comments, it’s now chapter 47.
Thaaank you, i knew i heard the title before. For some reason i was thinking linkin park (augustus is an emo after all).
strider December 3, 2012, 12:44 PM EST.
Aw, snap! So we gonna learn more about Augustus, then?? What other characters or conflicts will potentially be included (or even introduced!!) in this chapter, I wonder… Oh, the possibilities!!
If the phrase includes an ‘s’, it is to be an apostrophe s. “Happy New Year’s” is the phrase @Marik ’s thinking of. It’s a “shortening” of the original phrase “Happy New Year’s Day”, as in the first day of the New Year.
The phrase Taeshi used is correct too, though, as explained by @Follarch in their first part.
Naoki December 3, 2012, 12:46 PM EST.
Looks like my house on New Year’s Day. Does that mean…?
@I’m_awful With you all the way
Pyre_of_Onyx December 3, 2012, 2:22 PM EST.
Not what I was expecting, but not surprising.
Remember what he said to Lucy about having a nice family, a nice home and a safe neighborhood. Note he didn’t say friends. Also he has figured out Mike.*Punched*
I feel, they may or may not cross paths once again. I am hoping if they do Lucy will hopefully see that she doesn’t need Mike.
OMG I can feel major drama on the way
Augustus helps Lucy get over Mike, then Mike comes to say he is sorry but he is too late and Lucy doesn’t care about him or what he said(or says). …After that I don’t know.
Someone December 3, 2012, 2:34 PM EST.
Yay!!! It’s an Augustus chapter!
youill1 December 3, 2012, 2:53 PM EST.
Aha, an Augustus chapter, I see!
TheX400096 December 3, 2012, 2:54 PM EST.
Those are some scumbag parents…
Wr3h December 3, 2012, 3:56 PM EST.
I’m honestly not surprised that Augustus’s parents are trash. Before when Lucy was in the library with Mikey he was asking her if she had a safe place to live and things like that and how she shouldn’t be complaining. I’m honestly expecting him to live in a bad neighborhood considering the fact he also mentioned having somewhere safe to go to. And the fact he was socializing with the same person who mugged Lucy and her friends.
Namestop December 3, 2012, 5:18 PM EST.
I wonder if those aren’t actually his parents, though?
youill1 December 3, 2012, 5:30 PM EST.
That’s saaaad. That must be why he’s messed up, or in technical terms, sociopathic. And no, sociopathic probably doesn’t mean what you think it does.
Redsilence December 3, 2012, 7:00 PM EST.
They don’t really make that clear, but it’s safe to say it’s a reference to Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII.
Ziggy December 3, 2012, 8:36 PM EST.
My god I love Augustus!!
BluePuppyBell December 3, 2012, 10:13 PM EST.
wait, what happened to the other chapter? I’m sure there was something else going on, or I am delusional? no… I couldn’t be… NOOO
vroom December 3, 2012, 11:00 PM EST.
OH MY GODDD POOR AUGUSTUS ;___; LEMME HUG YOU. He’s such a good guy. I really believe he is! I don’t think he’ll turn out like his parents.
Jupi December 3, 2012, 11:12 PM EST.
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE OTHER CHAPTER!?!?!?!? and vroom ur not delusional ‘cause I know it was there!!
MicroWolf December 3, 2012, 11:51 PM EST.
chill out, the chapter went back where it belongs, search somewhere between 47 and 48.
Lal December 4, 2012, 12:38 AM EST.
This is grimdark… I can’t even see my hands!
Rusco Istar December 4, 2012, 12:45 AM EST.
Oh finally, a chapter about Augustus. I was wondering when a chapter such as this one would come along, and seems that the day is here.
TraceLegacySSOF December 4, 2012, 1:50 AM EST.
This one is really going to pull my heart and understanding stings. grrr =_=
MisterO December 4, 2012, 4:34 AM EST.
Back to teh Future (sorry, couldn’t help it)
I can tell that this will be the chapter that will cause a great amount of shipping. After we all see Augustus’ point of view we shall all be heartbroken and/or amazed and kicking ourselves for being too hard on him earlier…
Thank you for the background stories on characters though, its great.
Ooh, and if you take the time to read all of our annoying comments, just wanted to say that I was on QC and saw your awesome guest comic!
foreveryoung5 December 4, 2012, 7:57 AM EST.
Is that…why does that look like Abbey’s mom?
Hurp December 4, 2012, 8:09 AM EST.
Meh, I had already predicted Augustus didn’t have a great life because he called out Lucy on wanting to die and asked questions that seemed off topic to her.
Moogle December 4, 2012, 4:07 PM EST.
07839 205203 text me?
georgiaaaaaa December 4, 2012, 4:49 PM EST.
Wow. Augustus has got it rougher than anyone else in the comic at the moment. I can’t help but think it hits him hard. When he mocked Abbey about how he’d turn out like his dad, I thought he was just heartless. But it seems that’s just what kind of attitude he learned by himself in this situation.
It doesn’t excuse what he said to Abbey (or did to Daisy), but it explains quite a bit. :<
Nightengale December 4, 2012, 5:16 PM EST.
Hang on, if this Entire chapter is Ten seconds till midnight, then surely it must always be Ten seconds, and time will never flow O.o
MURDER_Kitty December 4, 2012, 6:14 PM EST.
Ok! *spams with virus’s*
MURDER_Kitty December 4, 2012, 6:17 PM EST.
Woo Augustus chapter, let’s watch his depressing life and then show the vapid main characters go “oh but it was just so wroooong and you’re a horrible person and wa wa wa my life is so hard” and then see Augustus not say a fucking word when faced with absolute shit.
Hey Augustus, if you care about them at all you should pour that shit out whenever they’re not looking. They’re gonna kill themselves like that. My grandma did, at age 40.
Biblioholic December 4, 2012, 6:35 PM EST.
How can Augustus afford to look all sexy and whatnot?
Tickle Monster December 4, 2012, 7:36 PM EST.
*gasp* Augustus we haven’t seen you in a loooong time <3
Nikki December 4, 2012, 8:36 PM EST.
DIs gon’ be gud, I can tell.
Parf December 4, 2012, 9:07 PM EST.
I’m actually really hoping that this isn’t just going to be a Lucy x Augustus chapter. I dislike that couple a lot…I just want some background on Augustus. Maybe some insight in his past, but not more Lucy drama. I’d like a change of pace.
Pot-of-Gold December 4, 2012, 9:42 PM EST.
Oh my god the feels.
The feels are about to arise.
NamelyJustice December 4, 2012, 9:45 PM EST.
Hey why did you delete the other chapter?
PK_Thicket December 4, 2012, 9:54 PM EST.
He probably has a part-time job, but I like to think that he has an enormous harem that supports him.
I'm_awful. December 4, 2012, 10:48 PM EST.
AugustusXDavid isn’t going to work…EVER.
youwishyouknewmyname December 5, 2012, 3:25 PM EST.
I can’t wait to see more of Paulo’s love affairs I. This chapter!
Elintepic December 5, 2012, 11:45 PM EST.
Just-A-Lurker December 5, 2012, 11:52 PM EST.
hey what happened to ch72.2
yuyupiece December 6, 2012, 2:26 PM EST.
This probably explains why Augustus doesn’t give a crap about all the other people’s “problems,” because they have it pretty easy compared to him (with some exceptions, Abbey for instance.)
That One Kid December 6, 2012, 3:09 PM EST.
Finally Flashback is over and we can get back to the present! And with an Augustus story! Made my day.
P.S: Midnight… All night! (Sorry I thought It was mandatory)
Zergiel December 8, 2012, 6:17 PM EST.
Oh my god poor Gus. DX
Doesn’t surprise my though. I’m not really sure why but even though he barely really appears, Gus is my favorite character……….
Kenshin January 15, 2013, 12:42 AM EST.
GO JAZZY GO!
I mean good for her. They both need this.
TwizzArt January 18, 2013, 10:18 PM EST.
Constructive criticism time!
I think the *snore* graphic would have been a very effective ambient in every second or third panel, with one right above Augustus’ “happy new year to you, too” speech bubble (almost making it a sort of non-verbal dialogue, and perhaps even further influencing our perception of his trashy, absent parents). Having lived with a snorer and experienced that constant rhythmic grind at the nerves, the way the snoring is arranged here just doesn’t feel right to me.
Juular January 29, 2013, 1:03 AM EST.
Ha look his badass poncho is back 8D
shaaa February 15, 2013, 12:34 AM EST.
How many people are lying on the floor? I can’t tell…
Are they drunk, hung over…
NoName XD April 18, 2013, 9:24 PM EDT.
My mother was like that after her fiance died
took a couple years and a kick in the pants to get her halfback to normal ;:s
but now I’m 100% negative about everything
God, I love finding peaces of web comics that I can just look at and be like “huh…wait…oh”
JeremyB796 November 20, 2013, 3:27 AM EST.
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