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TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 29, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

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I think Paulo’s reaction here is actually warranted. I’m actually quite surprised that everyone else is completely calm. Still though, if you look at Mike’s face, it looks like he’s about to fess up to what he did. On a similar note, I think that Jordan’s going to hear Paulo shouting, realize that they are genuinely concerned, and open the door to tell them what happened.

Nikita May 29, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

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Mint May 29, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

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You know it’s serious Paulo yells at DAISY.

And haha I kinda want Abbey to go after him.
Because it would be funny.
And Abbey is awesome.

Hahahahaha im sorry

@extrasolid Lucy’s not dead. It wouldn’t make sense for where the story is going.

shaaa May 29, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

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Oh geez had Abbey yelled at Paulo things would have gotten so much worse D:
I hope Paulo gets to hear from Lucy at some point soon, he could really use talking to her.

Dakota May 29, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

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progress to my theory

for those of you that dont get it i posted a comment saying she was dead

extrasolid May 29, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

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Daisy’s sad face is too cute for words.

Lulzlullylulz May 29, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

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Poor Paulo

Amber May 29, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

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Jupi May 29, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

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I am actually super happy with this page, totally worth the wait from Monday. Loving the facial expressions and brush control Taeshi! Also good to be back in drama after a nice relaxing period with the play!

Thaedael May 29, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

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This is getting intence

SaraSloth May 29, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

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abbey should notice that Paulo is crying a lot, he’s more upset due to an emotional detatchment then daisy crying from just yelling

bunnyclub101 May 29, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

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Yeah, Paulo is upset. Poor Paulo :(

Hope Lucy left a note for someone, at least. Even if it didn’t explain why she was leaving, it would mean she thought about them before she poofed.

Er… Also, @Supertails19

Yo. 8-)

Lost_Cookie May 29, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

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I really hate the **** outta paulo and how hes been acting as of these past few chapters.

UGH May 29, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

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waaah! Why?! (Daisy ****** me off….just a bit •_•)

Midstrike May 29, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

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All I want to know is
What Agustace/final fantasy cat is thinking about this
And why no one has posted a SueXMcCain question on ask rosevill high

N-master May 29, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

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So … the fractures have started to appear in the group … I don’t think it will be too long now before Paulo snaps and starts trying to find someone to blame .. better duck and cover before then, Mike >>;

On a side note, Daisy has the most adorable shocked/sad face I have ever seen O.O

DPhyreROX May 29, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

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Oh God. Poor Daisy, her face makes me wanna smother it with chocolate ice cream to bring back the happy. Paulo’s gonna regret that. And why does Mike seem the least affected? I thought he would be at least half as distraught as Paulo, given that he had just spoken with Lucy about making up their lost friendship.

I have a feeling that David’s next comment is either going to make us laugh, facepalm in exasperation, or feel even more upset that we don’t know what happened to Lucy.

PocketGodPygmy May 29, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

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Quit trying to be the tough guy, Abby…

Man, I can’t help but feel for the poor Somali. :(

Flame_LoneWolf May 29, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.

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Well he’s gone insane.

Yxela007 May 29, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.

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Let’s check the score really quick.
Paulo is devastated and heartbroken, Daisy’s upset because of that/his yelling at her, Abbey is doing his typical routine of getting mad because someone upset a girl (despite the guy being pretty flipping distraught as well), Sue is sympathetic and probably confused, David is David, Jordan is being protective, Lucy is probably gone with no one knowing where she is, bar her family (hopefully), and Mike is either guilt incarnate or just really sorry about what happened with Paulo.
Surely nothing else could possibly go wrong. /sarcasm

Oceanus92 May 29, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.

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I feel bad for Daisy, but I can’t blame Paulo for his outburst. Man, and I was expecting MIKE to be in the receiving end of that. Yikes, and I’m sure the same would’ve happened if it were MIKE were the one who left, switched roles, of course. Speaking of Mike, I wonder if he’ll tell anyone what happened after what just happened…. wait, what am I saying? OF COURSE HE WON’T….. not right away, at least.

(also, am I the only one who’s concerned why everyone sans Mike, David, and Paulo were just…. calm about this?! I’m excluding Mike for obvious reasons (he seems more pensive than upset…. on the outside at least), and David… well…. yeah..)

Subaru May 29, 2013, 12:10 AM EST.

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Nice name, love that game. And also, I think it’s less that Mike’s less affected and more he’s better at hiding it. I could be wrong, since he doesn’t really show it much, but he must be hurt by this turn of events. Time will tell if it’s more or less than the rest of the group, but I very, very much doubt that he’s just all “Whatever, it’s Lucy being Lucy. :/ ” If for no other reason than this is pretty damn drastic. You don’t just disappear like that without a LOT of reasons. And while I can see Mike being the root of more than his share, I doubt that he’s the only reason.

Lost_Cookie May 29, 2013, 12:10 AM EST.

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Paulo deserves some heartbreak. But I think the expressions are done very well done today. Great Work!

Jesus Christ on a Bicycle May 29, 2013, 12:10 AM EST.

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Awwww man… I do really feel for Paulo.

Also.. Have to agree with the gallery.. Daisy + sad face = omgthatsadoreable. e.e;;

WeissFox May 29, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

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“Mental Meltdown in 3…2..1…”-TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone
Where the **** is comrade! I predicted this last page!
Well I am also right about the group falling part. First is Paulo.

“Face it.. Your dumb rebound.. Doesn’t even LOVE you.”
GOD! I wonder why people still ship MikexLucy :nope:
Btw I am still continuing my long MikexLucy fanfic(for those wondering)

:unsure: x Thantos OTP <3

8-) x Mad Lucy
Welcome me brothers and sisters!

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 29, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

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Damn… Really hate seeing Paulo like that…

God damn it Mike…..

Thatoneguy May 29, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

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To all Paulo X Lucy fans:
Paulo’s perfect little world is falling apart…

Sorry. Never did like Paulo

Ios.Saiken May 29, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

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That folks is what heartbroken looks like. I feel my heart break a little more each page that is released.

Evan May 29, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

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It’s all mike fault, beat out of him

Othoniel May 29, 2013, 12:15 AM EST.

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This page makes my heart ache for so many reasons. I think I know why Lucy kissed Paulo now. She knew what was about to happen and because of that… She wanted to kiss him. It makes my heart ache even more. Frankly, I really like the idea of them being together, but I am pretty sure that it won’t happen. And I’m okay with that. As long as they are happy!

My God, I really don’t hope they find out for your sake, Mike. You would be in a whole lot of trouble… Sigh.

Strawberryblossom May 29, 2013, 12:15 AM EST.

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Feelings. Really.

StraightFace May 29, 2013, 12:16 AM EST.

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nice, real nice… this is the guy you’re all supporting, people… he lets his love interest almost get raped because he’s too much of a coward, and too busy ******* himself in the corner of an alley to do anything about it because he is scared of a little noise…

…and now he hurts an innocent person who is ANOTHER love interest of his, just because he realizes he lost the previous love interest who he let almost get raped.

seriously, just kill this character off, already… no one who deserves to live likes him, anyway. :/

Thanatos May 29, 2013, 12:17 AM EST.

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- @TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone

I made a similar comment last page, only more leaning toward Mike maybe ACTUALLY seeing how wrong he was in saying that about Paulo.

I said I wanted Paulo to loose his ****. He snapped at Daisy of all people. **** officially lost…

Also, welcome to the family. -Gives you a PauloxLucy pin-

@Thanatos You’ve attempted to make many ****** points, failing at every turn. But you never fail to make me laugh. ;) Good job, champ.

Also, the guilt on Paulo’s face is evident. He didn’t want to yell at Daisy, but it was already too late to take it back. It’s clear as day that he regretted instantly yelling at her—if you can’t see that, you’re blind (and if you’re literally blind, you have an excuse so please ignore this). ;3

Yaschiri May 29, 2013, 12:17 AM EST.

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He left Jaz for Lucy. I see why he’s all ******. I feel your pain, Paulo.

But im sure I speak for everyone when I say NOTHING warrents yelling at Daisy. Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey

Ground May 29, 2013, 12:18 AM EST.

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oh, noooo

I think that Paulo blames himself for this, whatever this even is
that’s why he’s reacting so badly

TrappedCats May 29, 2013, 12:19 AM EST.

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@ all of you being ******** about Paulo
you shut your mouths

TrappedCats May 29, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.

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Emotional paulo loseing his ****, the girl he loved just strait left befor he could tell her how he felt

lov/hate/hurt May 29, 2013, 12:21 AM EST.

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Yo I like Paulo so seeing him really upset puts a damper on my mood. He probably thinks it’s a little bit of his fault Lucy up and left. BCB: tearin’ up my heart little by little page by page.
It’s not a surprise to Daisy crying, she was probably upset that Paulo was really hurting and to see someone like Paulo (usually so laid back) yell at HER was a bit of a shocker. To what Paulo said ” You don’t get it”, I actually think after that little episode, she does.
and as this downward spiral progresses, Mike is slowly starting to get a bittersweet taste in his mouth.

Todd May 29, 2013, 12:22 AM EST.

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Hey come on, of course you’re going to react like that if you’re in the middle of a breakdown and someone is insistently telling you to calm down when you obviously can’t. Don’t take it on Paulo, Daisy was being slightly annoying anyway, considering the situation…
Also, this page really breaks my heart, I am so in love with Paulo right now.

Jerkface May 29, 2013, 12:23 AM EST.

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@ Thanatos: So nice to see you again, the comments sections has been lacking your… “Unique” brand of color commentary…

@ Comic: Damn Paulo, snapping at Daisy? Poor guy’s falling to pieces.

spiritwolf15x May 29, 2013, 12:23 AM EST.

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If I said “The Cat’s out of the bag,” Would you be “FreedCats”? XD

Actually, I think you might have something there. Either he blames himself for whatever is going on, or at the least he feels he could have prevented it, somehow. Paulo’s a cool guy, and in any other webcomic, he’d be the perfect counterweight for Mike’s moodiness, bringing out the best in him. As it is… Well, it makes for some funny-*** situations, as well as situations like these. Cool guy, but incredibly vulnerable emotionally, again a great offset for Mike’s more guarded emotions.

Lost_Cookie May 29, 2013, 12:24 AM EST.

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“I’m not insane I’m not insaaaaane”

Ember May 29, 2013, 12:25 AM EST.

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I think they sent her to therapy or committed her. ;_;

Novali May 29, 2013, 12:29 AM EST.

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The thing is Daisy knows he didn’t mean it.

Mike, you have destroyed two people emotionally. My question to you is: how does it make you feel?

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 29, 2013, 12:30 AM EST.

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Reading this comic makes me feel like I’m reading a really good book. I am forever emotionally attached to some characters now.

(I miss Lucy. ;___;)

KitKatMuffin May 29, 2013, 12:31 AM EST.

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Interesting how Abbey says that Paulo shouldn’t have yelled at Daisy and Mike said the same thing to Lucy at the end of the last arc. Mike looks a bit remorseful… I wonder how Abbey would feel if he knew the manner in which Mike yelled at Lucy.

And goodness I’ve never been so annoyed with Daisy before. I know she is tender-hearted, but anyone with common sense could see that Paulo isn’t himself. He would never treat a female in a hateful way, especially his close friends. Also at the play Paulo told Daisy that he broke up with Jasmine for Lucy but he hadn’t gotten a chance to ask her out. Of course the boy is going to be distraught.

Anyway this is a wonderful comic, I can’t wait to see how it all will play out…

Rose May 29, 2013, 12:32 AM EST.

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Yikes. Even Paulo’s relationship with Daisy has been put into jeopardy all because of this Lucy obsession. He’s finally made a decision in his life, to be with her, and then she leaves and he breaks down.

It’s sad because for once, he’s not thinking about banging every other girl. He’s so sure of his choice, but now it’s ended up blowing up in his face.
Man, I don’t really like Paulo as much as everyone else in the cast, but at this point - I can at least sympathize with him. I guess there’s at least two ways this could go:

One, he ends up like Mike and waits for Lucy or hangs in a long distance relationship;
Two, he recovers and starts fantasizing over ever other girl and becomes much more of a man ***** than usual.

I still feel bad for Daisy though. :(

Irenezelle May 29, 2013, 12:38 AM EST.

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I’m sure Paulo will apologize in words later when he’s gotten time to regain his composure, but I just love the exchange between him and Daisy. Not the yelling part, but right after that. They’re really close friends, and it clearly shows right there, even despite Paulo’s out-lash he and Daisy have that silent exchange, she understood exactly what was going on in his heart. Like what Todd said. She got it after that. No Abbey, I understand wanting to protect Daisy, but Paulo’s pretty beat up on his own terms.

Plus, I mean, Paulo letting tears show in front of everyone? Honestly it almost looks like Daisy’s the ONLY one who truly realized Paulo’s pain in this page.

BetaMonkey May 29, 2013, 12:39 AM EST.

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Mike had better hide after this being the main reason all this is happening.
Paulo would beat the crap out of him and everyone else would alienate him.
I get that Abbey is trying to protect Daisy as well but it looked like Paulo regretted it immediately and took off before he lashed out at anyone else…

As for my theory on Lucy?
She might have attempted suicide and could be in the hospital and its very unlikely that she’s dead seeing as it would make things much more difficult to progress within the story.

No matter how you look at things it’s not going to end very well

imaginative monsters May 29, 2013, 12:48 AM EST.

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Mike can you just fess up already and stop being an idiot coward

Ali May 29, 2013, 12:50 AM EST.

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Does anyone else have a feeling Mike will go after him?? I don’t know why, but after like looking at this page for like 10 minutes and looking at Mike’s expressions, I think he will. He seems like the only person who could comfort him now, and he probably feels guilty and obligated to because he kind of is the reason of all this. I know Paulo and Mike are nowhere near close, but they have a mutual respect for each other, and I think Mike will do what’s right.

Hayli May 29, 2013, 12:51 AM EST.

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@Lost_Cookie: Hi! I haven’t seen you in a while. I have been posting on the forums recently. PM if you want :unsure:.

Also, Paulo what doesn’t Daisy get? That Lucy is gone, what it’s like to lose a friend, that you love Lucy, that it’s tearing you up inside, or that you are being overemotional and irrational? I’m pretty sure Daisy could get all that. David, follow your buddy and figure out a way to cool him down… or at least try. David does the rest of the cast have to look at you until you follow him like before?

Mike, I see the look in your eyes… please don’t chase after Paulo because it will most likely end badly.

supertails19 May 29, 2013, 12:53 AM EST.

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Mike knows it’s his fault. He has to end it without anyone getting hurt. I’m dying to see how things turn out. Poor Paulo, he’s in a very terrible situation, but leaving without any answers is a stupid thing to do. As for Abbey, sit the **** down, do you not see what’s happening here? Oh god, but if it was you who yelled that’s perfectly fine. Mad Lucy

asdf May 29, 2013, 12:53 AM EST.

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Someone probably said this before I did… But Lucy probably went to visit Zachary… You know… Pedocat. But then again, Taeshi may read this and be like NOPE!

(if you want this to not be a boring comment, read this in cry’s voice. If you don’t know who that is… Sorry.)

Mr. Anonymous May 29, 2013, 12:57 AM EST.

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@ Jerkface god thankfully you broke the hater Paulo chain, can’t a give a boy who hadn’t found his place? well not everyone is perfect back then mike was being mean and was just overprotecting his ex. girlfriend. and later how he noticed how much he hurt lucy and noticed he always all the time that he was really in love with lucy, and for paulo he back then when he was kid he was bullied at such a young age, that made him emotional like lucy she acts all tomboy and stuff but inside emotional. and how lucy to my mind got over mike she had a smirk and instead of making out with him before she left she made out with paulo because they share so much.
and when lucy needed support she went to paulo because he was closest to her and during that time paulo was acting like a real man so he wouldn’t mess up lucy even more than mike.

i hope that change your mind “mikexlucy” shippers

Papercoffee May 29, 2013, 12:58 AM EST.

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Seeing as Lucy may or may not have made out with Paulo at the play…. IF—- IF IF IF IF IFFFFFFFFFFFFF! If they did… perhaps he’s afraid she might have abandoned him? :(
I’m really very worried….
Paulo is a really sweet and vulnerable guy deep down…. especially when it comes to Lucy…. I’m sure she didn’t abandon/use him, but there’s no telling what could be going through his poor mind right now……..

quite frankly, I would never want to end up with the boy who called me a parasite…. no matter what… especially when he knew the state I was in….

I know there were rights and wrongs on both sides…
and I know that he had a right to express some things that needed saying… but that was far beyond any of that…. by no sane stretch was that okay… not that way…. and Lucy never did that to him, she never would have…

arughhh update hurry D8 May 29, 2013, 12:59 AM EST.

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I hope Mike and Lucy end up together. It started with those two, and they deserve to be with each other in the end. Yes they have their faults, but they’ve always helped one another through the tough times, that should count for something. And even though it seems their relationship is over. I can’t see Mike or Lucy with anyone else besides each other. Who says the happy ending is “overrated?”

BornAgain May 29, 2013, 1:00 AM EST.

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One thing I’m sorta noticing here though is Mike’s expressions. In December, Mike said a lot of terrible things to Lucy. While he had the right to defend himself, he handled it all extremely terribly. This is something people have said and it’s like a beaten horse to repeat, but from that I need to point out the other thing a lot of people say: He spoke on behalf of everyone, when he only should of spoken his own feelings. I think in this page you really see that he knows he dun messed up.

He told Lucy very specifically “Your dumb rebound(paulo) doesn’t love you. No one does. Why would they? You’re a parasite.” In 10 Seconds to Midnight, Paulo dumped Jasmine because he loves Lucy. And this chapter proves that everyone else does too, much to how Mike wanted to make out they don’t, because they went to her home because they can’t believe someone they cared about would just up and leave the school and not tell them. I defiantly believe he’s really realizing how not alone Lucy really was in school because so many people are upset by this development.

Isqi May 29, 2013, 1:03 AM EST.

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Yikes! No yelling at Daisy! D:
Love Abbey: “I’m gonna whoop his ***….” Furious Abbey

Alamoraine May 29, 2013, 1:16 AM EST.

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ooooooooboy… You can cut the tension with a knife!! D:

Mike had better get himself ready because he’s in for a world of hurt. :unsure:

As for Paulo, I can understand his anger, but like Ground stated previously, NOTHING warrants bowing up at Daisy the way Paulo did… NOTHING!!

I pose a querey, How could ANYONE not like Daisy? :love:In my humble, yet honest opinion, she’s one of the most adorable characters in the entire comic! If there were a plushie of Daisy, I would buy it!! :love:

On a related side-note, If anyone wants to see Daisy happy again, I posted a bit of fanart over in candybooru if anyone wants a break from all the “feels”! Just look up my username!!

kaminari683 May 29, 2013, 1:23 AM EST.

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Hazel May 29, 2013, 1:29 AM EST.

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Am I the only one who thinks that Paulo’s yelling at Daisy is not okay? I mean, she is one, if not the closest friend he has and she has never done him any wrong and now that she’s trying to help him, he yells at her.
I get that he’s upset about Lucy but that doesn’t give him the right to treat his friends like that. Especially Daisy.
Even more so, in that she doesn’t know anything and can’t really do anything to change the situation right now. Yelling at Mike on the other hand …

Copper May 29, 2013, 1:29 AM EST.

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Ya dun goofed Mike. Ya dun goofed.

Chompy May 29, 2013, 1:29 AM EST.

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Lol 5 grade drama at its finest, I thought they were 15 not 11 it’s pretty embarrassing for readers to see it

Timonthy wee May 29, 2013, 1:33 AM EST.

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Dis shiz just got serious. D:

Also, Abby should just drop it. If a badass like Paulo walks away with tears in his eyes, just don’t fuqin follow him. He’s suffering enough already because Lucy might have left everybody.

Pauloisjustthatboss May 29, 2013, 1:35 AM EST.

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God, whats with the Paulo yelled to Daisy!? yeah so if she was closest friend doesn’t mean auto never yell…like what if your mother died infront of your eyes and anyone says to calm down, WELL I RATHER KILL THAT PERSON WHO KILLED MY MOTHER, god. and even daisy understands, the one who got yelled noticed JUST EASILY noticed how hurt is he is now dealing with more problems. like he had to burst his feelings! and just when abbey stepped in this problem he was about to make things even worse and daisy literately saved paulo from dealing with 3 things. and now mike eavesdropping and feels really worried when paulo finds out mike caused this in first place, he is screwed :unsure: :unsure:

Papercoffee May 29, 2013, 1:38 AM EST.

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Gosh I have never seen myself more in Daisy than I have in this page. On that note, I feel very bad for her. D:

But I mostly feel like Paulo needs just so many hugs when he is willing to accept comfort hugs. It’s gonna be okay.. it will be… hopefully.. ;_;

Mewzia May 29, 2013, 1:40 AM EST.

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D…..does mike know where she might be?

Redneck May 29, 2013, 1:40 AM EST.

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GAH ;_; Paulo, you’re giving me an awful mess of emotions. This page is really strong and ahh so much emotions!!

honeybee May 29, 2013, 1:44 AM EST.

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Whew. There’s a lot of hating going on XD Makes me hesitate to say I don’t really care who gets who. :unsure: x Mad Lucy or 8-) x Mad Lucy , it would all work out for me. (I’m secretly wondering how the reaction would be concerning a 8-) x :D pairing… Hey! I just thought up an idea for the next April 1st! :D)

As for the story… Looking over the posts, I noticed @Imaginative_Monsters ’ idea that she attempted to commit suicide. Somehow, I don’t think that’s what happened. Maybe I don’t know much about how things work, but for an attempted suicide, most parents don’t clear out their child’s room a few days (or hours?) later. The human element in these situations is too… I don’t know, clingy? They would be in shock, likely, for a while, and then they would seek help for their child.

Of course, my whole theory goes up in smoke if she attempted it a lot earlier in the plot, but never gave any indications of it. But the only way she could have hidden an attempted suicide is under the bow she wears, and I’m sorry, but I don’t see Lucy wearing a rope necklace. It seems too… Not like her.

But looking back at the family’s reaction to their presence, whatever it was that happened was NOT good. She didn’t simply just move away. Something happened, and whatever it was, it’s been in the works for a long time, or happened a while ago. At least as far back as when her family was talking about her, and she came down the stairs and caught them (Someone know the page I speak of? I’ve looked for it, but it’s been a ninja thus far…)

With all the mention of suicide, I’m (more than) a bit worried. I really, really hope that, whatever it is, it’s not going to be something… Permanent. For both Mike and Paulo’s sakes. Mike would be crushed by guilt, knowing he played a large role in causing whatever happened to happen, and Paulo would be crushed by a nasty blend of guilt, self-accusation, and a soul-deep sadness.

Anyway, that’s enough cheery disposition from me. I leave you all with… A kitty! :O :)

Edit: I need a cookie image to sign off with… Like, a chibi-Jaz nomming a cookie? Nomnomnom…

Lost_Cookie May 29, 2013, 1:47 AM EST.

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abbey needs to chill the hell out, i understand that paulo shouldn’t have shouted but seriously everyone else is under reacting. Paulo has the right to be ****** and crying.they all do, and Jordan should stop being a dick and fess up. i’m with paulo daisy doesn’t get it. i don’t think any of them do really, they all seem too…chill about all this. i’m hoping mike is beating himself inside a bit for not apologizing earlier.

King_Crimson May 29, 2013, 1:48 AM EST.

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wow this comic is getting even darker.. i miss the old happy days…

Karman Cole May 29, 2013, 1:59 AM EST.

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I think I’ll avoid the big Paulo debate this page and just say 1) Daisy is being incredibly cute, and 2)You go Abbey, way to be willing to stand up for your girlfriend (it was very good that Daisy stopped you but it’s the thought that counts)

Vega May 29, 2013, 2:11 AM EST.

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Daisy’s face. D’8

Jax May 29, 2013, 2:11 AM EST.

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I am assuming Paulo will leave to find Lucy, David will likely follow, Daisy and Abbey (possibly) and Mike will be on his own for the most part.

Kyuubi May 29, 2013, 2:18 AM EST.

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See what you did, Mike, you overzealous dooface?

SOGx-ray May 29, 2013, 2:24 AM EST.

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Honestly I think lucy went to go live with her older brother. He did show up about the right time and she didn’t have a choice in the matter.

loudhiccups May 29, 2013, 2:27 AM EST.

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Maybe Paulo just realized that Lucy made out with him because she was never planning on seeing him again.

Titanium Dragon May 29, 2013, 2:39 AM EST.

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lol that face on panel 5.
There, there Daisy *pat* *pat* it’s okay.

Blank On Purpose May 29, 2013, 2:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #246846

@Kyuubi get out of here! Don’t you have some villages to destroy?

@SOGx-ray And how exactly is Lucy being gone Mike’s fault? For all we know, she could have transferred schools. It has been noted that her grades were slipping.

Gate-Senpai May 29, 2013, 3:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #246847

I think I found a whole new respect for Daisy, even thou you see how much it hurt her to have Paulo yell at her ( for no other reason than being in the wrong place at the wrong time-so to say) she still warded off Abby from confronting him because she new in what a bad state he was in at the moment #^_^#
And YOU!——> :unsure: go die in some lonely corner you selfish ****
Lucy, dearest, I’ve been rather supportive of your actions so far but this whole making Paulo miserable shindig is making me queasy, so ,um, call him?

B-Dawg May 29, 2013, 3:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #246848

@Gate-Senpai: Read December again and you might learn a thing or 2. Her grades slipping had something to do with her attempts to avoid Mike. So do the math, please.

supertails19 May 29, 2013, 3:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #246849

Hit it and quit it… well done, Lucy, well done.

thedragon133 May 29, 2013, 3:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #246850

How ironic would it be if all this ended with Mike sitting at the table alone? The group is fracturing already, and they might opt for distancing themselves for a while, whether they know about Mike’s harsh confrontation or not.

It’ll be really interesting to see this unfold from here on out. Good luck at school, guys! And wherever Lucy is, I hope she’s okay too..!

Ryuko May 29, 2013, 3:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #246851

Welcome to the official swear word count on who people hate/are angry at the most right now! there are currently 9 posts involving paulo and a swear word, and 2 with mike (ignoring the about 5 hate posts so far). In other news David has a comment despite not appearing in the past 4 pages. If anyone wants to update this count feel free to.

Anyway whoever said lucy is dead is right because considering the pattern with the comic, its just about that time when another character leaves the cast.

Misanthrope May 29, 2013, 3:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #246852

If he feels bad afterward it’s awwwwright. I wonder how many people felt bad about what they did, while frying on electric chair. Damn, I would feel pretty bad about my previous actions myself!
Anyway yeah, no matter how big loser/douche you’re it’s okay as long as you repent! Isn’t that right Mike? Oh no wait… you don’t act like a plaayaa all the time? Well that’s bad… Oh maybe you have rad look? Noo? Maybe you’re at least trying to show off all the time, and ending up doing stupid ****? Oh… Well sory pal, but in that case you don’t have a tribe of fangirls suffering from both obesity and severe case of roneriness, which pretty much means you’re ****ed. No redemption for you, mister.

Commander_Zero May 29, 2013, 3:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #246853

While I enjoy this comic solely for the bitterness it leaves in my mouth from the heart wrenching parts, i’m honestly crying along with paulo on this one. He’s been crushing on lucy for years, and even though he freaked out in that moment in the alley, he STILL tried to help. He has a phobia, and yet you still assume he should have gotten over it and tried to help either way? Terribly ignorant.
He broke up with his girlfriend because he loves lucy so much that it pains him, and no amount of flings or other relationships will change that for him. I don’t understand why people are bringing in the whole having sex with other girls as an excuse. He wasn’t dating anyone at the time, he wasn’t cheating, or anything. He was living in the moment and you can hardly judge him for that.
It’s understandable that he shouldn’t have yelled at daisy, but he’s distraught and found out lucy’s things aren’t there anymore, so it’s obvious he’s going to snap at the first person to try and talk to him. He needs to be alone for a while and not get bugged, daisy will understand, even after he left she does. Because they’ve been friends for a while, so she held abbey back from saying anything more to paulo.

I just hope mike says something soon so they can fully understand the situation and find a way to contact lucy or figure out something.
I honestly just want paulo to be happy.

Contag May 29, 2013, 3:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #246854

I’m just curious, why is the idea that Lucy is dead so popular right now? I don’t understand. While there is some circumstantial evidence that she is dead, a vast majority of the evidence points to her moving away, perhaps against her will. Again, I’m just curious. I’ll go crumble now.

Lost_Cookie May 29, 2013, 4:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #246855


Was that sarcasm I detected? ;) Your post was up to par with @Thanatos. Maybe just a bit better because you used capitalization and correct punctuation. Pat yourself on the back for that one. :3

Yaschiri May 29, 2013, 4:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #246856

i get the feeling that paulo was just a replacment for mike for the time until she left… possibly as a way to get back at him..?

A Fan May 29, 2013, 4:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #246857

I’m unsure if anyone’s said this due to the large amount of comments but I imagine that Mike is beginning to realize that his assumption that the others would follow him without thought of Lucy has indeed made an *** out of him. And others I suppose.

Dragnite May 29, 2013, 4:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #246858

Oh yes and I predict that Mike will begin to feel some alienation as well.

Dragnite May 29, 2013, 4:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #246859

WELL. I’M DYING ON THE INSIDE. I was really happy that Paulo had finally realized his feelings for Lucy and got serious about it. And I thought he was going to help her get better. But now, seeing him cry like that… well… *goes to find a sharp object to imbed into my forehead* God, I just hope that Mike will finally fess up to what he has done so that Paulo can at least know what happened to Lucy, why she was so introverted and sad, and why she’s gone. This is ripping me up. I know how Paulo feels. And he’s my favorite character. I really want things to go well for him. And I want Lucy to be happy with someone. She needs somebody who puts her first, like Mike never has.

Mika May 29, 2013, 5:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #246860

I’m pretty sure his comment was pro-paulo, though. not like thanatos’.

I really don’t understand how suitcase manages to not delete thanatos’ comments. he doesn’t read replies, so it’s totally useless for him to write his stupid violent thoughts. I would delete his messages until he learns to read other people’s replies.

about the comic: I hope now mike will feel too guilty and will confess everything. also paulo went away so he’s not in peril (for now).

boh... May 29, 2013, 5:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #246861

Ladies and gentlemen, the latest information showed the possibility of PauloxLucy relation.
Daisy’s face really looks like ;_; , Abbey’s face really looks like Furious Abbey , Mike’s face really looks like :unsure: . I forecast that Friday’s page will be a close-up of Paulo. Maybe Jasmine will be back to the supporting role from now (or this may happen a month later.) or almost disappear.

Doctor Nuclear May 29, 2013, 5:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #246862

(It seems that I am the worst predictor here, have never made a 100% correct forecast.)

Doctor Nuclear May 29, 2013, 5:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #246863

Why is everyone so sure that Lucy kissed Paulo? Well anyway, I wouldn’t get mad at Paulo for shouting at Daisy cause it was out of rage and she just made him uncomfortable with the “Paulo, calm down”. So just leave Paulo alone, he’s heartbroken.

MidnightCat May 29, 2013, 5:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #246864

Taeshi is awesome, no one can deny that

aim May 29, 2013, 6:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #246865

;________________________________________; poor daisy!!!!!

fullmeowpanic May 29, 2013, 6:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #246866

As someone who doesn’t like Daisy I’d normally be the first person to be like, “it’s all her fault” or “she was being annoying.”
But this time I can’t, as it’s not warranted. I really fail to see how her trying to calm her friend down when he’s clearly really upset is annoying, or whatever else people called it. She’s doing what any caring friend would do. Her behavior is perfectly normal.

On the other hand, I fully understand Paulo yelling at her. He’s upset and he’s not thinking straight. Neither character did anything wrong here.

The only person in the wrong here is Mike, who sees how upset his friends are and still says nothing.

Lime Cake May 29, 2013, 6:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #246867

Poor paulo…

eagle May 29, 2013, 6:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #246868

I think Mike is realising that they actually do care about Lucy and Paulo DOES love Lucy and that he was being selfish *** at the time when yelling at her. Now has he not only hurt her but everyone who loved her. I think Abbey should learn to cool it though, even though it’s cute he’s trying to defend her he should realise that Paulo isn’t fully in control of his emotions right now, he isn’t shouting at Daisy in particular, I think he’s just venting his emotions in a sign of pain. I often use to scream when heartbroken too, it helps.

Kitmit May 29, 2013, 6:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #246869

Mike doesn’t look nearly as concerned as he should be, either for the fact that Lucy is gone, his friends are upset about it, and if Paulo ever finds out what he did he is going to be on a one-way trip to the hospital.

Lumi May 29, 2013, 6:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #246870

I think Mike is fiiiiinally realising that what he said in December about Paulo just being a rebound/him not loving her etc was wrong

Maybe that’s why he looks sorta guilty

Oh Paulo T-T

Ellie Welly May 29, 2013, 7:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #246871

I wanna give Daisy a hug in panel 5. Her face..d’awwww. But see how quick she is to wipe her tears away when Abby starts to do something about it?
Paulo must be pretty devistated to actually yell at daisy…this is the guy who helped her campaign just so she wouldn’t cry. Poor paulo…I want to hug him too! Lol HUGS FOR THE BOTH PF YOU.
mikes just standing there taking the whole thing in, he gets no hugs, only punches.
:/ Furious Abbey ;_; 8-D 8-) :unsure:

Caitlynn Moss May 29, 2013, 7:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #246872

Poor Paulo. He clearly never got to admit his true feelings to Lucy, and now he’s feeling like he never will be able to. :C

Neveko May 29, 2013, 7:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #246873

Paulo thought he was feeling bad first, and now he must be experiencing the worst feeling ever after yelling at daisy like that, THE GUILT

Sleepingfox May 29, 2013, 7:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #246874

I think Paulo may THINK Lucy’s dead, despite that not being the case

Oedipus-wreck May 29, 2013, 7:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #246875

Abbey’s reaction kind of scares me….Paulo is not being malicious just emotional. I doubt Paulo would ever mean to be the way he is.

Iris May 29, 2013, 7:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #246876

Paulo… I’m going to kick your *** as soon as I find anouther ship to get to! How the **** could you do that to her! I don’t give a **** how sad you are you don’t take it out on anybody b ut yourself for not picking it up sooner! Furious Abbey

The G May 29, 2013, 7:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #246877

Oh look, some outside perspective of what it looks like when someone yells at a close friend and it really hurts them and the person who yelled shouldn’t have yelled.

Moogle May 29, 2013, 8:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #246878

Sarcasm? No, because using it on the interwebs wouldn’t be nice. And I’m a totally nice person. Not a hater or anything. Not at all.
Also: stop disrespecting Lord Thanatos. He’s the only sane person here, and one day he’ll obliterate all the non-believers with pure power of his arguments. He would do so now, but he don’t give more than a one **** per day, which means he can’t post more than one comment daily. And he needs to use this signle comment to repeat his brilliant point over and over, since people still don’t get it.

My post was more like anti-every-frickin-character than pro-Paulo, or anyone else. Appropriate ending for this comic would be a school bus crash, though I’m satisfied with current storyline, because this way I can observe those insufferable animal people suffer a while longer.
Twisted? Me? No. I’m totally sane and more importatnly I’m not biased! I hate every character equally.

Commander_Zero May 29, 2013, 8:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #246879

D: poor Paulo!

Vivitv24 May 29, 2013, 8:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #246880

Mike caused all of this. XD I don’t really even like mike. I like Paulo a lot better, so mike, you’d better confess, before you put the group into chaos. :nope:

.-. May 29, 2013, 8:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #246881

Hmmm “he shouldn’t have yelled at you” say doesn’t that remind you of something? Mike? :/

blehblehbleh! May 29, 2013, 8:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #246882

:/ god damnit Mike.. you caused litteraly all of this.

Doodles May 29, 2013, 9:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #246883

@Limecake Woah hey, woah woah hey. I agree that no one is doing anything wrong in this situation, including Mike. He really doesn’t have much of a reason to say anything. He knows Paulo being upset isn’t simply calmed. He knows that by saying anything, he’s potentially worsening the situation. I mean, really. What do you say to this? “Paulo, it’s okay. She’s probably not upset because I tried reconciling with her on a friendly level.” I don’t see that helping anything whatsoever, considering even Mike doesn’t know where Lucy is. And by that rationale, Sue and David are in the wrong, too. They haven’t said very much to calm anyone down. And although that’s expected from David, it definitely doesn’t make Sue a bad friend.
Although I don’t agree with all the Mike hate, I can understand it. But come on, all of the characters aren’t doing anything bad here.
Also, the fifth panel just made my soul die.

ThingamaJigglypuff May 29, 2013, 9:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #246884

Furious Abbey Don’t make me angry…you would not like it when I’m angry

CoolBad May 29, 2013, 9:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #246885

*Waiting for mike to explode*

Jaime May 29, 2013, 9:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #246886

I just realized….. Lucy is the Blue-Eyes White Kitty!!! O_O
(For those who don’t get it, Yu-Gi-Oh reference ( 3/blue_eyes_white_dragon_by_kai1411-d572nfk.jpg))

CrazyCat May 29, 2013, 9:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #246887

Wow, Mike doesn’t look to regretful about what he had done. It’s his fault everyone is getting mad at each other! Mad Lucy

Term68 May 29, 2013, 10:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #246888

Feel the guilt Mike, FEEL IT!!!! You deserve it :(

;_; my poor ship is crying!!!! Pauloooooooooo do something!!!! I know you love her find her!!!!!! ;_;

I hate you Mike ¬¬ You are so mean!!!! Feel the guilt!!!! Feel it ‘cause THIS is ALL your fault!!!

I do understand that outburst it was bound to happen, too much feelings inside of Paulo, I am guessing Daisy knows that to.

Vanilla May 29, 2013, 10:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #246889

Hi! Welcome to the bottom of the comments. You want some popcorns? I’m just watching the comment section go emotionally nuts for overreactive reasons. Here, grab a chair and get yourself a view. It’s pretty fecking wild up there!

Normal Person May 29, 2013, 11:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #246890

You stalled AGAIN!? FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF- *stops himself and walks away, planning to grab his bass cannon and go nuts with it upon his return*

I'll Eat Yourself May 29, 2013, 11:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #246891

*sees entire army of medieval knights*
Knights: “GET ON WITH IT!!”

I'll Eat Yourself May 29, 2013, 11:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #246892

Mike feel guilty? MikexJesscia is more likely to happen. He lives in America he has the right to state his opinion.
Lucy hit him and called him names, people were nice when he ‘babysat’ her. That is all true. Mike saw Paulo abandon Lucy for some fling.
So Mike is actually right on some things. And because of those why should he feel guilty? Mike just cut the ****, we know you’re happy as a ****en clam. Just keep BSing. Matter of fact just BS them and go home then hump a picture Sandy. Oh just BS her too and say Lucy is cold-hearted bitch so Sandy gets off your back and into your bed.
How much you want to bet when he gets home he is going to pleasure himself to a picture of Sandy, BUT after throwing a “Lucy is gone! Praise God!” Party.

@MikexLucy shippers
I am not going to crush your hope, but I tell you my hope can only take so much.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 29, 2013, 11:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #246893

Yes.. Yes… Feel the guilt running through you.

Sith May 29, 2013, 12:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #246894

Why would Mike want to speak anyway? If he admits anything he’ll be viewed as the bad guy once more. I think it’d take a little more time before he willingly confesses to anything.

That is if he feels as though there is anything to confess to.

Kew May 29, 2013, 12:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #246895

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone woah dude calm down it’s not like i think mike’s great he’s actually pretty awful but jeez don’t crap on him that hard

lorella May 29, 2013, 12:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #246896

i think everyone should appreciate how abbey is actually controlling himself. come on, the kid has gone through some awful crap and probably has some kind of intermittent explosive disorder to be diagnosed, i am actually really proud of his reaction this time, holding back even though i am sure he wants to punch paulo in the face. i’ll go ahead and say something that might be really off-topic, considering the whole drama thing currently going on, but i am glad that daisy is helping abbey to control his dangerous temper during hard times like this. that is so sweet and it really means that she actually loves him and is there for him, unlike the earlier theories that she’s just with him because she can’t have mike.
Maybe y’all should stop saying that abbey should ‘calm the **** down’ because ‘paulo isn’t himself here’. If abbey does suffer from the previously mentioned disorder, he isn’t being himself here either.

As for Paulo, it breaks my heart seeing him going through this, so devastated. And I can see mike is probably feeling awfully guilty.

Yukay May 29, 2013, 1:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #246897


I can only handle so much sarcasm in a post before being unable to take it seriously any longer (as if I was taking it seriously before?).

Also, “disrespect” is a harsh word. More like “edging on” because, lets face it, Thanatos throwing a tantrum about Paulo every page or every other page is hillarious. And it never fails to make me smile. I dunno if the kid has genuine issues with a fictional cat, or if he’s trying to be a troll (and failing impressively might I add) but it’s funny.

Also, I feel like you used to make much more interesting and insightful comments. What a shame.

Yaschiri May 29, 2013, 1:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #246898


Wrex May 29, 2013, 1:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #246899

I am not crapping on him. I honestly believe what I typed. Does he care? He is honestly worst than Carter, but instead of “Carter Loves Lucy” it’s “Mike Worships Sandy”. Please allow me to rage, I just lost all hope in MikexLucy so cut me some slack *curls up in ball* I have lost all hope in Mike as a person, He just stands while his ‘best bud’ just had a mental meltdown.
“December” was a foreshadow of what is to come. Lucy was only the first, Paulo was the second. The question to ask is who is Mike’s next target?

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 29, 2013, 1:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #246900


Issokay, my friend. This will work itself out. So don’t worry… ‘Bout a thing… ‘Cause every little thing is gonna be awright. Do you need a cookiehug?

Hmm, well, as I’ve said, I don’t think this is permanent. Lucy will be back, one way or another. We’ve only to wait and see what BCB has in store for us next.

Lost_Cookie May 29, 2013, 2:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #246901

I find Paulo’s face in the 8th panel absolutely adorable.

Jadeeee May 29, 2013, 2:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #246902

:( poor paulo…poor daisy cry…

Laguhez May 29, 2013, 2:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #246903

Poor Paulo, he seems to be the only one who is concerned about it. Maybe everyone but Paulo already knew? Then again that wouldn’t make much sense. Honestly i’d expect daisy to be a complete mess and crying and Sue would at least be a bit tearful
Paulo seems to be the only one who is having a normal reaction
By the way am I the ONLY one who misread Paulo’s name as Paulio for the LONGEST time?

Rioo May 29, 2013, 3:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #246904

While I dislike daisy’s reaction, I do at the same time. Foremost, I don’t like it ‘cause she can CLEARLY see that Paulo is mad, for his love has gone away! you don’t just tell some one that its alright when something they love is gone.
But, I like it since she at least tries to comfort Paulo, though she always comforts people. But still, Paulo had the right to scream at her, his hormones are acting up.

Pokey May 29, 2013, 3:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #246905

Lucy will be back again, but is that before or after the group breaks up? I’m pretty sure it is going to be after. Day one of Lucy being gone and Paulo has already left the group. It’s only a matter of time before the rest follows and Mike ends up being alone and his little “prediction” back in December was way off. According to Mike’s logic, Paulo just left and David will surely follow, then Daisy will go after them, Abbey will follow Daisy, and Sue will most likely try to talk some sense into the hothead or go elsewhere to avoid the drama. Point is Mike will be lonelier than he thought by the end of this chapter.

supertails19 May 29, 2013, 3:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #246906

Oh my gosh, I can’t take the feels ;_; I need the next page!! <333

kitten May 29, 2013, 3:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #246907

Gosh, I don’t really understand why everyone is attacking Mike. I mean, yes he’s kinda the culpirit, but, if he apolgizes properly to Lucy, things can get better. Stop the wishes of Mike’s death, if you know how everyone would react. In fact, the chapters don’t kill my curiosity, they feed it. Great job Taeshi, I’m dying for Friday.

littleboat May 29, 2013, 3:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #246908

I’m impressed with this comic’s transformations. When it begun, it was darker and more simply drawed, but the mood was all up and it was like a happy fairytale:
-Childhood friends like each other
-Flirty guy with dorky friend likes one of the mains
-Smart girl likes one of the mains.
Yet, now the colouring is quite more colourful and the mood is darker. Interesting contrast.
Abbey’s anger fume is quite original. Props to Taeshi, plus, Paulo and Daisy’s adorable crying faces.
Mike seems to be quite guilty, but covering it up exceptionally. I’m actually happy that he decided to apologize not because Sandy asked him to, but because he noticed that what he did wasn’t right and that Lucy isn’t an obstacle, it’s quite the opposite.
Gosh, I still like this comic. Great job, Taeshi

hyerilakkuma May 29, 2013, 3:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #246909

Things are starting to intensify……

Death of Ink May 29, 2013, 4:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #246910

@Isqi: You’re pretty much spot on with this one.

I’ve been looking at Mike’s expressions from December onward. Despite all that he said in December, the last few pages of it, he looked somewhat…well, unsure; as if what he said wasn’t the right thing to say. Come Just Beautiful, you can see his expression when he gets turned away by Lily just as he was going to apologize. His look of realization during the play I think solidified in his head that what he said had such a horrific impact on Lucy, though at the same time, there were some things that he had to address.

Throughout most of this chapter, you can see a look of pure regret on his face; it’s amplified here, when he realizes just how wrong he was in his assumption about Paulo not loving Lucy.

The young man definitely did mess up badly, but him realizing his mistake and trying to rectify everything is just going to make it even worse for him. This chapter is going to be rough for the entire crew (Seeing Paulo this upset is REALLY rough D: )

Chocothunda May 29, 2013, 4:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #246911

The feels. ;_;

catwaffle May 29, 2013, 4:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #246912

Things start to crumble. Shows just how much of a centerpiece Lucy really is.

Amante May 29, 2013, 4:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #246913

Wowzers, this chapter is just golden! It’s full of emotion and…and…*starts to cry* MAN I FEEL SO BAD FOR PAULO!! BECAUSE…because…normally he’s all smexy and badass but now he’s all…*sobs and runs away*

Cyan May 29, 2013, 5:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #246914

guys i don’t think you understand exactly how hard i ship paulo and lucy

isabelle May 29, 2013, 5:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #246915

All of these comments sheesh!
So much hate and love here, hardly any gray area to be seen.

Anyway, great page! There is a lot of “in between the lines” story telling going on, which is great! The faces are very expressive and unique for each characters feelings. And the flow is wonderful!

Can’t wait for the next page!

Kay-Felis May 29, 2013, 5:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #246917

This is the first time I feel bad for Daisy OxO…

Yu May 29, 2013, 6:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #246918

They really don’t.

Wat May 29, 2013, 6:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #246919

Yes I do need a cookiehug ._.

“Cause every little thing is gonna be awright”-Lost_Cookie
I sure hope so :(

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 29, 2013, 6:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #246920

But whyyyyyyy ;_;

Rue May 29, 2013, 7:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #246923

This has got a bit of a Shakespeare tragedy feel to it. Paulo breaks the heart of his girlfriend so he can chase the one he truly cares about, only for her to move away just before he can confess. THE TRAGIC IRONY! 8-D

Solvek May 29, 2013, 7:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #246924


Sorry, but I totally disagree with you on the Mike thing. First, I’m not only talking about the whole Paulo freaking out situation.

Mike clearly saw the situation was escalating as soon as their teacher told them Lucy was no longer going to be attending their school, and by then he had already noticed how much he had hurt her.

I can understand keeping it to himself for a while, since he didn’t know Lucy had moved away or that the situation had gone so far. But once he saw the gravity of the situation and how it was not only impacting his own friends but also Lucy’s family, he should have told the truth.

There is never going to be a “right” time for him to tell his friends. His friends will probably be upset with him and the situation no matter when he tells them what happened (if he ever tells them). They might even get p*ssed off at him for a while. (Paulo most likely would.)

So yeah, if he had just told the truth at that point things might not have led to Paulo freaking out and yelling at Daisy. Sure, he might be the one getting yelled at, but he does deserve it.

At the very least now that he has seen Paulo freaking out like that he should take the opportunity to say something. Maybe along the lines of, “guys before this gets any more out of hand I think I should tell you something. Lucy and I had a really bad fight some time ago… and well yada yada yada.”

It wouldn’t make the situation better, but at this point nothing will. His friends just want to know what happened, and that’s the least bit of relieve he owes them. Furthermore, this would not only serve as a first major step in fixing the situation, but would also show some humility and true regret from Mike.

Lime Cake May 29, 2013, 8:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #246925

Idea… Replace Paulo with a sprinkler and lucy with a cactus…problem solved. Has Paulo ever helped as anyone.this as definitely Lucy fault….causing more drama. Glad Mike kicked her to the curb, She was worthless.

wonkybird May 29, 2013, 8:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #246926

OK it is official. I am the only one who is known and commenting who fully ships :unsure: X Mad Lucy. You may all hate me if you will but I still have that tiny piece of hope sitting here with me. All alone. I a submarine. (Submerges to 20,000 feet) (Hope starts crying) “Shh little hope, everything is gonna be alright. I think.” Starts crying ;_;

@TheRealSomeone. Don’t get to excited by I might try to get a fan fiction account within the next few months. (Also by you know who. >>>> ;_;) I already have an idea for my first fan fic. Here is an example. Note: This is after the play. Mike apologized and everyone lived there lives. Mike stayed with Sandy, Paulo and Tess got back together, Abby and Daisy also stay together.

It has been two years since Mike graduated Roseville high. Three years since he apologized to Lucy for December. One year after he joined the Marines. He is going to visit his girlfriend Sandy in Rickter after his tour ends in four days, but he is in for a life altering surprise.

Please tell me if you like this idea. I already have a second one thought up and it is a medieval fantasy, like Eragon or Two Kinds, and Mike and Lucy are power full spellswords called Black Knights on account of their black armor.

RPGnerd May 29, 2013, 8:48 PM EST.

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Looking at him now, I dont think abbey has much consideration for others. i mean he cares and whatnot, but he doesn’t look at the situation from the other persons perspective. example: Here, if the tables were turned and he lost daisy he’d be flippin’ ****. Yet Paulo loses his cool for a second and Abbey gets defensive. I still greatly respect the abbey character, just see him a little differently.

Jared May 29, 2013, 8:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #246929

Omg…. Daisy’s face ; ;

ChalupaFairy May 29, 2013, 9:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #246930

Omg…. Daisy’s face ; ;

ChalupaFairy 3 minutes ago.


Naraku666 May 29, 2013, 9:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #246931

The “he shouldn’t of yelled at you” part looks like it got to Mike. He knows what he’s done.

Milklicker May 29, 2013, 9:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #246932

That’s right Mike, it’s aaallllll your fault.

Nuka May 29, 2013, 9:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #246933

I love the use of color on this page.

Milklicker May 29, 2013, 9:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #246935

My money is on Paulo. Am i the only one who thinks daisy is cute when she cries ;_;

JustSomeCritic May 29, 2013, 9:43 PM EST.

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Pff so when Mike freaks out everyone’s against him but when Paulo freaks out he’ justified.

Weeeell maybe he’s a bit justified, but he’s still acting a little crazy

naAr May 29, 2013, 9:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #246937

I think it is a good idea. I am almost a diehard for romances ;) (ok only if I can get attached the characters)

Twokinds is awesome!
I thought a midieval fanfic myself, but it is roughly based on the “Play” in BCB. I never made it because well it was too short so I scrapped the idea.

They say great minds think a like…

“Mike and Lucy are power full spellswords called Black Knights on account of their black armor”-RPGnerd
The black knight is usually some evil bad ***. Perhaps start them at the bottom and have them work their way up. Or you could make one the mentor of the the other.
I imagined up a story where Lucy belong to a group know as the Guardians(not the kiddy movie) where they dress in mainly black with secondary colored cloaks and drench coat like jumpsuit . They each used a different weapon and were trained a little in hand-to-hand combat. Where Lucy uses her fists and feet(as weapons). And… maybe I will type that up when I am finished with Naval Adventures(?)

“Don’t get to excited by I might try to get a fan fiction account within the next few months”-RPGnerd
Too late I jumped up and hit my head :(

I am still bother that something from my last chapter of Love and Hatred was unclear. I am in the process of writing the next chapter, but I am 100% ignorant to what is unclear.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 29, 2013, 9:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #246938

Please return Lucy, please! Of all the charectors here only two have truly fought all along for eatchother, and suddenly one is gone! Look, I have been a emotional wreck over this, kid you not. Please let this have a moderately happy ending. Please.;(

Mike May 29, 2013, 10:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #246939

Also, I like Mike, but he has deserved a good, firm kick to the balls for a couple chapters now. I think I would feel better if that happened.

Mike May 29, 2013, 10:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #246941

That’s very true. Mike was being a bit of a d**k in the last chapter or two. (yea sorry. I don’t like cussing) And please don’t take lucy out! She is too boss to be taken out!!! :(

Random Person May 29, 2013, 10:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #246942

Is Lucy dead?

The Pornographer May 29, 2013, 10:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #246944

I am waiting from some justice too.
We all want the happy ending :)

@The Pornographer
NO! For the one thousandth time! NO! Mad Lucy

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 29, 2013, 11:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #246945

You know, I’m thinking that there’s another possibility to the chapter title. Maybe “Breaking Up” isn’t the relationship between any one couple or potential couple, maybe it’s the ‘breaking up’ of the main group of friends, meaning that it was Lucy keeping them all together. In reality, wasn’t that how it worked? Mike was friends with Lucy, Daisy was jealous of Lucy/Sandy (if I remember correctly), Paulo liked Lucy, the list goes on and on. Sure they’ve grown together over the years, but now that the central member is gone and they realize that, what’s going to happen? Will they stick together to bring her back, or let it get to them and tear them apart emotionally?

Silversoma May 30, 2013, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #246946

@anyone who reads my fanfics
@anyone who wants to
@anyone who plans to

I just a crazy idea for a new fanfic. I MIGHT write about what if Lucy took up on the music guy’s offer(and he is legit). I don’t really have any idea how long it will be.
Any thoughts? Should I write it or scrap the idea. Believe it or not I got my idea from a FEW lyrics from a song.

I promise it will not stop my “Love and Hatred” and “Naval Adventures” from receiving their once a week update. Speaking of Naval Adventures, I think it only 2- 3 more chapters left.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 30, 2013, 12:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #246947

Once again @thanatos had to be a *****

and important tolling sticking to my theory that Lucy is dead

for those that think i hate Lucy…i really don’t she is my favorite character
i just like to see blood

extrasolid May 30, 2013, 12:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #246948

Call me whatever you want but…I just feel Paulo’s infatuation for Lucy is as unhealthy as her obsession over Michael.

Knux-the-Killer May 30, 2013, 2:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #246949

Paulo may be a little too passionate and attached here, but he at least had enough sense to see that he crossed a line and walked away before causing more trouble. And Abbey, bless him, is keeping his temper in check - at another point in time he’d have outright decked anyone for making Daisy cry!

It is kinda funny how I’m still irritated at Mike, even though I understand his situation and why he blew up. But he went too far, and he realized that too late. He has to face the consequences of his actions sometime. Yes, everyone has limits, and that means EVERYONE, not just yourself.

I still stand by my prediction that Mike will end up at the table alone…

Ryuko May 30, 2013, 3:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #246950

*gives @TheRealSomeone a cookiehug. A real, grandma-baked cookie hug*

All the predictions that Mike will end up alone are depressing, because I can see a lot of myself in him. I keep hoping that he’ll get something right at some point… Neh. Hopes don’t count for very much. Just gotta see how the story goes, yeah? As with life, you don’t know what the Future holds until it gives you the Present.

Lost_Cookie May 30, 2013, 4:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #246951

@TheRealSomeone. In the medieval fan fic. Mike has been full badass for about three years, and Lucy has just completed her training and she is stuck with Mike as his page, check definition but I think page in this form means servant or apprentice or something along those lines, and in the Marine fan fic. Lucy is living in a comfortable apartment with a 5 figure salary as a attorney, and Paulo is living with Tess, McCain and Sue are together as well, and David has magically become smarter and more refined, so he is like Mike but with David’s sense of humour. Mike also does not have his scarf for ether fan fic and everyone wears clothes and nobody is naked. They will be rated M for language, violence, and sexual content.

RPGnerd May 30, 2013, 6:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #246952

Obviously, Taeshi herself really feel speechless about this page.

Doctor Nuclear May 30, 2013, 7:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #246953

I felt a pang of sadness when I saw those three Paulo panels of crying ;__;
And the fact that my “Who’s that?” character is Lucy doesn’t help LOL
Taeshi your art is wonderful, you put in emotion that I can’t even replicate <3 Keep going and stay strong hun.

Linkification May 30, 2013, 7:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #246954

Taeshi herself feel speechless about this page.

Doctor Nuclear May 30, 2013, 7:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #246955

lololol im more focused on how funny Abbey’s “i’m going to cut you.” face is lol XD

psychofoxpickle May 30, 2013, 7:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #246956

I recognise that face from panel 7…. He’s heartbroken and realizes that he shouldn’t have shouted at Daisy but he’s too worked up to apologize so he just runs off, angry and distraught.
Mixing anger and heartbreak is the worst feeling ever, cudos to Taeshi for replicating this feeling in just these few pages.

Poptart May 30, 2013, 7:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #246957

I feel like Thanatos is getting a tad too worked up over a completely fictional character. In a comic. About HIGH SCHOOL CATS.

Seriously, it’s a comic, if you hate the PauloxLucy shippers so much, just read the dang thing and ignore the comments section You clearly have nothing worthwhile to contribute/gain from it. 8-)

MissShellGiraffe May 30, 2013, 8:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #246958

Also, NO! Bad Abbey! Sit down, you got your story arc XD

MissShellGiraffe May 30, 2013, 8:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #246959

So does this mean we can cuss in the comments now? And no daisy doesnt get it none of them will paulo is finally going to confess his real love to lucy so he picks up his pair and goes to tell her but all of a sudden he is nowhere. Very few people truly understand how much that can hurt.

DinR May 30, 2013, 9:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #246960

A more likely theory is that she’s either moved in with relatives or has been committed to an institution. I honestly hope it’s not the later, I’ve been to the kind of place Lucy would end up. If it is the case I can only hope it’s not as ****ed in the head as the real deal.

Lanny May 30, 2013, 9:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #246961

Actually, the more I think on it the more sure I am she may have simply moved. If she had been committed its likely the teacher would have said Lucy was ill and would be away for however long it took to get her help. Second is when Mike asked if they could start over. Lucy gave a rather wry smile when she said yes, suggesting Mike would be able to start over but not the way he wanted, suggesting a new start in a new town for Lucy.

Lanny May 30, 2013, 9:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #246962

A Page is a holy knight.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 30, 2013, 11:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #246963

I love seeing all the conjecture on these pages. XD Really. It’s great!

Firstly, I feel so bad for Paolo! He’s my favorite. <3 But honestly, not surprised. I’m thinking Lucy went off to live with some other family somewhere far away, or maybe she’s in a hospital for a while to help her with her depression. Or maybe they all moved. o3o We never did get to see the rest of the house… either way, Jordan knows what’s up. And he knows not to involve the Peanut Gallery. HAHA. I’d hate to see what would happen if Paolo got his paws on Mike if he ever finds out what happened between them… D: That would be… yeah.

Anyway! Can’t wait to see where this is going! :3 I like it.

Oh! Also. Abby and Daisy—they’re so cute! I know why Abby gets so upset about it, so to see him get all defensive is adorable, and just what someone like Daisy needs. I really hope they last! So cute!

8-) + Mad Lucy Forevaaaa. HAHA.

Lislet May 30, 2013, 11:06 AM EST.

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i completely agree with your description of mike he looks so guilty even though everyone can tell he’s just like “aww yeah, she’s gone!!!” I understand your rage, i feel like punching myself in the face everytime mike tries to be “nice” and ends up screwing up lucy even more. big surprise. actually, i’m really looking forward to reading that fanfic its sounds really good!

lorella May 30, 2013, 11:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #246965

also i think it might be time for lucy to show up and kick mike so hard in the balls that he will never have children

lorella May 30, 2013, 11:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #246966


page 2 (pj)
1. A boy who acted as a knight’s attendant as the first stage of training for chivalric knighthood.
2. A youth in ceremonial employment or attendance at court.
3. One who is employed to run errands, carry messages, or act as a guide in a hotel, theater, club, or the U.S. Congress or another legislature.

@People angry at Mike

I don’t understand how you can blame Mike for this entire situation while ignoring Lucy’s hand in all of this.

She abused Mike for a very long time, I think because it was played off for laughs from time to time the gravity of the situation was lost to us until it was shown that Mike was hurting quite a bit afterwards. I have a hard time thinking of any excuse that would make those actions acceptable. Being mad, embarrassed, or liking someone, isn’t a good reason to strike or pick on them, be it real world or in comic, as Abbey’s dad and that kid that picked on Molly show.

We can infer that Lucy, at the very least knew that she wouldn’t be around for some reason, chapter 73 page 5 makes me believe that she decided to leave with her mom somewhere. To disappear and let the teacher explain why is an easy way to reject your friends and avoid the fallout that brings, doubly so with how she treated Paulo. Using him for a make out session and then dumping him in one of the most impersonal ways possible.

Fifth May 30, 2013, 12:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #246967

@Fifth and @Gate-Senpai
Yes Lucy abused him, but what he did is far worse. She was already growing depressed and weak. And Mike goes and attacks her insecurities where he can do damage far greater than any punch or kick could ever.
Physical wounds heal, mental don’t always.

Ok to think of it this way:
Imagine Mike on the ground bruised and bleeding AND Lucy shoots off his leg with a shotgun.
That is basically what Mike did to her.


Apologize my ***! You don’t mentally rape someone then go… “I shouldn’t have yelled…”

No violence will do him good. He needs to know what real pain is! Not just a punch and kick here and there.

Did she not the stop of sophomore year?
The difference is Mike did it with the MEANS to hurt her. Lucy just did it because, she is…(I am not going to make a list).

Sorry he has this HUGE blindside call “I want to bone Sandy AND if you doing anything that slightly goes against that I WILL KILL YOU!”

“Then Mike says “I hate you. You’ve made my life miserable,” and suddenly that worse than what Lucy did??? That is what you’re saying.”-Gate-Senpai
Yes, because he did it to hurt her! He has Sandy on the brain and dick!

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 30, 2013, 2:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #246968

@MikeHaters They could beat up on Mike, yell at him, make him lonely. But will that solve anything? No. Lucy will still be Lucy and Mike will still be Mike. No amount of violence will change that. And Mike shouldn’t feel guilty about Lucy’s disappearance. So she moved. SO WHAT? We still don’t know WHY she moved but people are quick to say “It’s Mike’s fault”. Mike apologized, so there’s no need for him to feel guilt. Judging by the way she treated him growing up, that’s as good as it’s gonna get. How can you say it’s Mike’s fault she moved?

Inb4 Mike did this and that and blah blah blah


Lucy abused him for so and so years and that’s okay???
Then Mike says “I hate you. You’ve made my life miserable,” and suddenly that worse than what Lucy did??? That is what you’re saying.

He’s already suffered physical violence and he had enough.

He’s a teenager with teenage problem. He didn’t do it to hurt her; he did it because the truth had to be said one way or the other.

Gate-Senpai May 30, 2013, 2:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #246969

“who says they won’t join me?”
“Face it… Your dumb rebound… Doesn’t even LOVE you!”
“Nobody does. Why would they? You’re a parasite.”
“Nobody could love you for who you are.”

I am glad all that is TRUE!

“You are so damn selfish and transparent”

“It’s Lucy’s fault because she wants what she can’t have and that has made her mentally and emotionally unstable.”_Gate-Senpai
Is that any reason to rub it her face? And use it crush her emotionally?

“If she was able to stand on her own two feet and not revolve around Mike, maybe that stuff wouldn’t have been said.:”-Gate-Senpai
Did you read all of Volume II and beyond? She was out of his life basically until “December”

” “because she wants what she can’t have” -Gate-Senpai
That’s what makes her selfish.”
Selfish is thinking about yourself above others

(of a person, action, or motive) Lacking consideration for others; concerned chiefly with one’s own personal profit or pleasure.
egoistic - self-seeking - self-centered - self-centred


“Consider this payback.”-Gate-Senpai

Two wrongs don’t make a right. “December” shows us how immature Mike has gotten and how much of a little child he really his. He is ****en crybaby just as Haley said.

” Remember, he was happy up until she confessed her love for him. Everything went downhill from there.”-Gate-Senpai
So that gives you the excuse to treat them like they are less than ****!

If you going to try to convince not to hate Mike! GIVE UP!

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 30, 2013, 2:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #246970


No. It’s was because of his loyalty to his relationship and the view that she’s making him miserable that he said what he said. It’s Lucy’s fault because she wants what she can’t have and that has made her mentally and emotionally unstable.

If she was able to stand on her own two feet and not revolve around Mike, maybe that stuff wouldn’t have been said.

“because she wants what she can’t have” -Gate-Senpai
That’s what makes her selfish.

Friends don’t abuse other friends, no matter what. Consider this payback.

About the link: Remember, he was happy up until she confessed her love for him. Everything went downhill from there.

Also, we have to remember that girls are infinitely complex. lol

Gate-Senpai May 30, 2013, 2:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #246971

You done ****ed up, Paulo

Lunar May 30, 2013, 2:46 PM EST.

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Well, that was their friends’ doing. They needed time apart. Instead, they were being forced together which (by law of unpolar opposites)* forced them apart more.

*Unpolar Opposites (as in magnets): Putting two magnets of the same charge together will force them apart.

Gate-Senpai May 30, 2013, 2:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #246973

It won’t be Abbey that stomps a mud hole in Mike, if and when green eyes ever comes out with it, it’ll be Paulo. Paulo is the one who’ll be the most emotionally devastated by it. He’s done nothing but flirt and tease his way through middle school and now into high school. He’s finally just come to terms with the fact that his emotions for Lucy are genuine. He may also come to feel used by Lucy due to what happened during the play. At the very least she called him. He was the last person she spoke to as a friend before leaving though, so he has that.

Mike…I don’t blame him for feeling the way he did. Looking at it from his point of view and with Lucy always keeping her real feelings bottled up…it’s just sad that it came out like it did. His choice of words were inexcusable.

Lanny May 30, 2013, 2:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #246974

But I am curious to what Malice said on the Forum.

How the group gave Mike **** about Lucy, Abbey gave Mike **** about Lucy, and Sandy finally gave Mike about Lucy.
They all know Mike is lying to himself.

“*Unpolar Opposites (as in magnets): Putting two magnets of the same charge together will force them apart.”-Gate-Senpai
I know I am taking electricity classes in college lol.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 30, 2013, 2:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #246975


^That post.^

Gate-Senpai May 30, 2013, 2:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #246976


I’m gonna conclude with this. They both ****ed up. But they’re both teenagers. As teenagers, we were all expected to **** up. Some more than others.

Gate-Senpai May 30, 2013, 2:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #246977

“I’m gonna conclude with this. They both ****ed up. But they’re both teenagers. As teenagers, we were all expected to **** up. Some more than others.”-Gate-Senpai
Amen brother.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 30, 2013, 3:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #246978

i hope mike tells everyone the truth, maybe then they can understand

Teed May 30, 2013, 3:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #246979

Alright, honestly, I’ve got a stake in both sides of this argument. I’d like to think I was impartial, but something tells me that’s impossible around here, so I’ll just say that I’ve got equal reason to believe both sides are right.

So, for all the people blaming Lucy: Mike didn’t have to crush her so thoroughly. Tell her off for the abuse he’d taken over the years, sure, but there was no reason for him to so harshly berate her. I’ve always seen her as having a bit of a self-confidence problem, for many reasons, and it was clear enough that Mike held a lot of her emotion in the palm of his hand. Her future happiness or sadness (insofar as the story was going to progress, at least) depended on him, and on him alone, and something tells me he knew that. So, in conclusion, Mike went too far when he yelled at her, and his role in the current situation must not be discounted as ‘minor.’


For those blaming Mike for everything: Among other things, it’s abundantly clear that, while he wanted to hurt her, he didn’t have any real desire to actually break her. Imagine, if you would, that when you were really young, you met a nice girl that you could be friends with. As you spend time together, you grow to care for her, even if you don’t know that you do. Eventually, you grow old enough to start seeing girls as more than just ‘icky,’ or more than just another person. You’re starting to see them as girls, and you realize that the girl that has your attention, and has had it since your one, youthful fling left years ago, is the person that is so often standing next to you. Again, let some time pass. Now, you’re playing around with her in the snow, freezing your fluffy butt off but having fun, right? You end up in a wrestling match with her, and when you finally claim victory, all you can think about as you stare down at her is how beautiful she looks, and how you really, really wouldn’t mind—

Oh, hell, you’ve just been picked up by the scruff by her scary-*** older brother. Heh. Guess you won’t get the chance. After a bit of talking, you learn a blizzard is on the way, and you wind up in her room, wrapped up in a towel (or blanket, not sure what it was,) and suddenly, you realize that this is your chance. You lean forward to try and give her the kiss you’ve been contemplating since the match, and… Flump, you’re face-down on the bed. Smooth, real smooth. She’s even laughing at you, man. REAL smooth.

Eventually, you explain that you were trying to kiss her. One thing leads to another (my brain is foggy on this part, and I’ve got to finish this before I have to run back out into the rain) and she tells you to leave. She just rejected your advance, rejected your feelings for her. You leave, then poke your head in long enough to tell her that you don’t know how long you two can keep things going like this.

Skip a few years, fast forward. You’ve met back up with your long-lost ex, who looks stunning and is just as kind as she used to be… And she still uses that pet name she gave you, way back when she couldn’t quite say your name right! Finally, things seem to be looking up for you. All the years of abuse, all the years of wishing that girl would give you a chance, would return your feelings, it was all finally starting to fade into the past. You were happy, you had someone who cared for you, and you had someone who wanted you to be happy. She voiced her concerns over your periodic injuries, told you how she felt about friends doing that to friends, and you are starting to believe that, no, you DON’T deserve to be treated like a punching bag. You saved her life, at the risk of your own, and you’ve tried to be there for her every time she needed you, and she’s just beaten you up.

And then she picks the scab off the old emotional wound by telling you that she likes you. After you’re already with someone who makes you happy and wouldn’t hit you even if she were right next to you.

Personally, yeah, I think Lucy played a large role in her own misery as well. There’s plenty of blame to go around. Neither of them are innocent, and honestly, their share of the blame in this little blame game is about even. I don’t blame Lucy for being a nervous wreck when it came to confronting her feelings for Mike (I’m the same way,) And I don’t blame Mike for exploding at her, and getting mad at the group, when she finally did fess up and tell him how she felt, after he’d found happiness already. I DO blame Lucy for taking so very, very long to tell Mike about her feelings, and I DO blame Mike for going way, way overboard when he exploded.

I hope I got my point across to both sides. I hope I don’t earn a lot of rage for this post. That’s just what I think. Sorry if it offends.

Edit: Holy balls this got long. Sorry! ;_;

Lost_Cookie May 30, 2013, 4:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #246980

Abbey: he shouldn’t have yelled at you.
Daisy: its fine, its fine…
Mike: -paralleling what Abbey said as though it was about him yelling at Lucy- -feeling like a shithead-

:T ily Paulo.

silveryogurt May 30, 2013, 4:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #246981

i dunno man knowing @taeshi lucy probs went to an all girl boarding school

Leo May 30, 2013, 5:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #246982

That’s…that’s astoundingly possible. Her parents, judging by their house and the neighborhood they live in could likely afford it. It’s also possible based on the “abandoning” comment her mother made. It would fit in with the “starting over” she agreed to. It would explain why she left: to start over, and be in a place where she wouldn’t be tempted to latch on to another boy. I’m still convinced Lucy’s idea of starting over is leaving and finding a new life.

@Everyone saying Lucy is the architect of her own downfall. I would have to partially agree. That was effectively outlined by Zach in the beach story line, and further reinforced by her obvious emotional insecurities. Her only way of showing she cared was hitting and insulting him. It does make perfect sense that Mike would misinterpret it. Lucy was by no means the perfect match for him despite having lived her entire life so far as his friend. Mike though is rather clueless thanks to his obsession with Sandy. He partially helped in building the person Lucy became. Instead of in encouraging her to be more extroverted he would simply let her vent. Mike was the best friend he could be, but was rather poor at being it.

Lanny May 30, 2013, 5:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #246983

I feel so sad for Daisy ;_;, Paulo that was not a nice thing to do especially with Lucy leaving Mad Lucy

Rei May 30, 2013, 7:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #246984

Poor Daisy :< Can’t blame Paulo though,he was freaking out so he wasn’t thinking and you could tell he regretted yelling like her

Puffy May 30, 2013, 8:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #246985

Ah, now I get it. He’s lost two love interests in one fell swoop. Now he only has, like, every other female member of the cast to go for. Poor thing.

naAr May 30, 2013, 8:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #246986

Okay mike. Its finally your one true shot at redemption. Be honest, take a few punches to the face, find Lucy, and then confess your love. GO!

BornAgain May 30, 2013, 8:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #246987

As long as a person lives, physical wounds do heal, to an extent, and not always the way they were before. Scars don’t just go away, a stump doesn’t regenerate back into a limb, a person with could end up with a limp for the rest of their life because it pains them to walk any other way.

How does attacking someone’s insecurities cause “damage far greater than any punch or kick could ever”? Both can leave a person in agony, and can end in death.

I’m by no means absolving Mike of everything he has done, I just want to point out that Lucy isn’t a passive victim in all of this and that Mike shouldn’t shoulder the majority of the blame for this. If their roles were reversed would you feel the same way?

Fifth May 30, 2013, 11:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #247086

I dono im lookin at how this chapter is called breaking up I feel like its going to be the group breaking up, like Lucy was the glue that kept them all together.

Ildum June 1, 2013, 3:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #247153

I can see what you’re saying, and obviously if Mike didn’t snap at Lucy, the situation would be better entirely, yes. I still don’t see that he’s just doing the wrong thing here.

He was taking a step in the right direction with Lucy in the previous chapter by apologizing and saying that they still need to discuss how they feel about each other. I just don’t think Mike pulling everyone else into the situation is a good idea. He doesn’t want to make them choose a side (Although in December, he did insinuate it, but obviously he’s seeing slowly but surely that the way he handled things then was just cruel.)

Lastly, let’s just put it into perspective here that Mike doesn’t know for sure why Lucy hasn’t been going to school (which happened within the same day) So that’s probably why he’s hasty towards admitting what he did. For all Mike knows, he and Lucy last saw each other on good terms, so she has little reason to be effected by what happened so heavily. The way I see it, if he were to tell them what happened back in December, he could be needlessly turning the situation into something about him.

They’re all just a bunch of teens who make mistakes. And Mike doesn’t even know how badly effected Lucy was, so he just wants to find her and let her speak for herself, I think. It’s not like he’s deliberately trying to hurt his friends by not saying what happened in December. He’s more concerned with the task at hand.

Also, Lucy is in the wrong too. She lacked proper communication with her friends, knowing they would worry about her. ESPECIALLY Paulo. She had the ability to tell someone about what Mike did (although it wouldn’t have been as right as Mike telling anyone himself, I agree) since she was so upset by it. This put her friends in this worrisome situation when all she had to do was tell any one of them where she was going (whether it be an asylum or anything) to give them slight peace of mind. At least then, they could visit and support her like friends tend to do in any situation. Both are making silly mistakes, but at least, in my opinion, Mike is sincerely regretting his. So maybe the situation will fix itself as soon as Lucy is found and some honesty befalls everyone.

ThingamaJigglypuff June 3, 2013, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #247198

Ok. To everyone saying that Daisy is just being emotional and that Paulo is the only one with a legit reason for crying?

Well. I thought that at first, too. Paulo is one of my favourite characters. He’s a badass and I love him. BUT.
Have you ever had someone scream in your face?

Look at how closely she had been standing to him. It’s like he spun around and she had to take a step back to avoid getting hit, or she was staggering away in fear.

No matter the situation, getting screamed at inches from your face is just. Really terrifying. And completley condones her crying. It’s a perfectly nautural psychological reaction. And Abbey probably saw a lot of similar reactions between his mother and father. He was perfectly in line to be defensive. She had to be incredibly strong to stop Abbey and realize that Paulo wasn’t really being malicious.

Daisy respect +1

Paulo, Ily man but you really owe Daisy an apology, even if it was your natural reaction to have a need to yell to release emotional tension. But I doubt you’ll have any problems doing the right thing. You’re a great guy. I believe in yoouu~

silveryogurt June 3, 2013, 1:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #248125

Panel 5 made my heart break ;_;

Sambo June 7, 2013, 10:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #248169

Let’s crush Paulo’s heart to bits yet again shall we?

Urmom June 8, 2013, 9:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #271860

Swearing at Jordan is fine, but swearing at Daisy calls for a beatdown. Definitely. Not sexist at all, Abbey.

Yes January 6, 2014, 8:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #274612

As soon as Paulo shouted at Daisy the Homestuck song Your Universe came on. I’m done here.

SpartanChris024 February 7, 2014, 8:26 AM EST.

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