76. Leaving Home, page posted 6/25/13

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Leaving Home — Page 1

Author commentary

Veronica: sad cat in snow

A preview of the upcoming BCB page.

Reader comments

Comment ID #250963

Newer, Happier, Sweeter?
Nope just regret.
I think he is still coming to realization how much he screwed up. Stop angsting! That’s Lucy’s job!

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 25, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT.

Comment ID #250964

Here comes the guilt trip

Yumi June 25, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT.

Comment ID #250966

I see no happy here!

Rune June 25, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT.

Comment ID #250967

its the tree that he and Lucy used to sit under all the time.

Lily June 25, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT.

Comment ID #250968

Crud! He’d better not leave too!

T68 June 25, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT.

Comment ID #250969

For some reason the image isn’t showing on my phone…

Red June 25, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT.

Comment ID #250970

Mike is probably wondering what’s the next step, just like the rest of us. :(

AngryBunny June 25, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT.

Comment ID #250971

I feel bad at how happy I am about how sad/guilty Mike is feeling….

AshA June 25, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT.

Comment ID #250972

This is pretty sad :(. I like the atmosphere you gave it taeshi.

@TheRealSomeone(aka Someone

You have to give it more than a page for it to change emotional tone you know. It’d be kind of jarring for him to be breaking down crying in the last page, to him suddenly joking around or smiling in the next.

Deiser June 25, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT.

Comment ID #250973

Yes feel bad if only for now

Tanna June 25, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT.

Comment ID #250974

The title of this chapter makes me nervous

Kitmit June 25, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT.

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Rapscaz June 25, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT.

Comment ID #250976

” Well my job starts here…. Feel guilty, Mike so that I will come and punish for your sins….”

Pyramid Head June 25, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT.

Comment ID #250977

Leaving Home?
Oh boy.

Anonymous June 25, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT.

Comment ID #250978

Part of me feels sad, but part of me feels it’s his fault.

Conflicted comics.

SkyeCaptain June 25, 2013, 1:02 PM EDT.

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Kleitos June 25, 2013, 1:02 PM EDT.

Comment ID #250980

Sad mike is sad.

hi132435 June 25, 2013, 1:02 PM EDT.

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nommerz June 25, 2013, 1:03 PM EDT.

Comment ID #250982

Sad cat indeed, his best friend is going away and he doesn’t know how to deal with it. I hope he’ll find a way or something. I don’t want Lucy to be separated from her friends, but I know it is out of our hands. ._. ;_;

Keyblade Dragon June 25, 2013, 1:03 PM EDT.

Comment ID #250983

awh shucks
isnt that the tree they always used to have great moments together with? :x
and not to mention,
that tree.
is the only tree within the whole comic that has had front seats to all the god damn shenanigans and breakups within the two cats. :/

LucyDucy June 25, 2013, 1:03 PM EDT.

Comment ID #250984

no worries mike, maybe if you continue to think of all the FUN times you had with lucy and all the times she was a FRIEND to you, you will feel better! i mean, its not like she is in the hospital because of yo- ohh… well at lest you are going to talk things over with her and not sit under a tree am- ohh… hmm.. at least you have s girlfriend who is 1000 miles away! 8-D

Whistleblower June 25, 2013, 1:05 PM EDT.

Comment ID #250985


And, wow I haven’t commented like….in a week. Oh wells.

And now Mike is going to reflect, think of a genius way to apologize, and go do it. Him and Sandy will live happily ever after, Lucy and him will be friends while her and Paulo have three cute munchkins while Lucy is now eternally happy cause dammit she deserves to be like everyone else.

At least, that’s what I hope for. But we have like, two more years of this comic, correct? What else could happen now? O: Unless this keeps going through high school and up to college for all of them.

CheshireGames June 25, 2013, 1:06 PM EDT.

Comment ID #250986

Back under the tree, huh? I guess he would go there. Probably needs to get his thoughts sorted out.
OKAY! New chapter! Titled ‘Leaving Home’! 8-D
…I’m somewhat conflicted here, now. The last chapter was titled ‘Breaking up’, but even then it left me surprised and speechless. So I’m not sure if I can take much or anything from the title. Only time will tell, I suppose. :unsure:

Oceanus92 June 25, 2013, 1:06 PM EDT.

Comment ID #250987

And now it’s Mike’s turn to step into the depression circle.

Thatoneguy June 25, 2013, 1:06 PM EDT.

Comment ID #250988

Lucy is leaving home. Not mike :P tho i would like for him to leave not her >.>

Sanchan June 25, 2013, 1:06 PM EDT.

Comment ID #250989

For some reason the page is not loading for me. What I mean is that the actual comic is not loading for me.

RPG Nerd June 25, 2013, 1:07 PM EDT.

Comment ID #250990

Wow only Eleven pages? We haven’t had a short chapter in awhile.
He went from balling his eyes out to sulking under a tree. That is pretty big change.

This chapter is going to be good!

@RPG Nerd
Check the Forum then.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 25, 2013, 1:07 PM EDT.

Comment ID #250991

I wonder what he is contemplating…

Yknow… maybe Lucy won’t have to leave if she can be happy again. Maybe if Lucy and Mike reconcile with each other (truly) she can either stay or come back some time.. I still wonder what happened to Lucy

Tickled June 25, 2013, 1:09 PM EDT.

Comment ID #250992

And now we arrive at the mike angst arc :unsure:

darkwolf217 June 25, 2013, 1:09 PM EDT.

Comment ID #250994

Saaaadd thooooughhts. (Markiplier reference)
Mobile version of the comic seems to be not properly uploaded, jad to go request desktop site.
Keep it up Taeshi

LancelotOcelot June 25, 2013, 1:09 PM EDT.

Comment ID #250995

@TheRealSomeone. I just got it working. I think I had to many programs running.

RPG Nerd June 25, 2013, 1:10 PM EDT.

Comment ID #250996

Can’t wait ‘till tomorrow. Remorse is eating away at Mike.

Mak B. June 25, 2013, 1:11 PM EDT.

Comment ID #250997

Is it the same tree, however? Like, that VERY SAME tree? Or just any tree?

Idastar June 25, 2013, 1:11 PM EDT.

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Oh, Mikey, please don’t cry again. (Even though the severly sadistic side of me wants to watch him writhing on the ground in pain. Muahahahaha- :D I torture him with Sandy face.)

But still… I can’t help but hope that everyone comes out for the better after this massive WOMD (Weapon of Mass Drama) business clears up. And maybe our favorite little group will be happy again! #^_^#

And maybe pigs will fly. :/

(BTW, thank you Taeshi for being so flipping amazing and awesome and cool and blurgaharghahrghagh… I am a mushy gushy ball of affection. :love:)

Sashimi June 25, 2013, 1:11 PM EDT.

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Defutz June 25, 2013, 1:12 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251000

i bet lucy is going to magically appear sitting behind the tree

Caconia June 25, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251001

This is such a beautiful chapter as a follow up

lazer June 25, 2013, 1:14 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251002

Beautiful page!
I like how the small panel of the tree looks on top of the big one.

I’m glad the comic didn’t end at the last chapter D: ..

alpha June 25, 2013, 1:14 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251003

NOW WHO WILL HE DECIDE WITH HIS DEAD THOUGHTS WHO KNOWS? mike make the right choice. He need to turn on someone adventually

Bbrad June 25, 2013, 1:14 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251004

I was going to say the image started loading properly, but my post pasted 10 minutes as I was editing it.

I still love your work Taeshi!

Red June 25, 2013, 1:15 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251005

beautiful page!
but Mike again? meh :(

eniena June 25, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251006

beautiful colours, so soft looking! I love the expressions <3

fickledreamer June 25, 2013, 1:22 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251007

Aaaaand I’m depressed again.

Senorange June 25, 2013, 1:25 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251008

Wow. Way to feel bad about being an asshole.

Yxela007 June 25, 2013, 1:29 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251009

I feel this song is perfect for this page:
http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=CXDQBRnrxQo&list=PLoYmynmEqq1wDxW7DhYKTieVBcwgiz 5KB
Please don’t give up Mike, Lucy needs you…WE need you ._.

SIGxMUNDx808 June 25, 2013, 1:29 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251010

Que Lucy walking over to the tree for old time’s sake before leaving.

Kew June 25, 2013, 1:31 PM EDT.

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Uh, going from bawling from feeling guilty to depression is a natural progression of emotions, since people don’t cry forever when they are in a similar emotional situation as Mike. Of course he’d feel lousy after finishing crying, so sulking isn’t a drastic change at all, and definitely not as jarring as going from that to being cheerful would be.

Deiser June 25, 2013, 1:33 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251012

Well this is what I thought about when I saw Mike sitting under a tree all by himself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5ab8BOu4LE One is the Lonliest Number by Three Dog Night. It seemed fitting. Also, from the Archives: “76. Leaving Home (11 pages, 1 posted, 25/6/13)
Seems like everyone has their own way of coping.”

I guess this means that Mike copes with sadness by leaving his home for extended periods of time… if so, I sense an adventure coming soon.

supertails19 June 25, 2013, 1:35 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251013

Ya done goofed Mike

Bleh June 25, 2013, 1:35 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251014

Third panel makes him look like Lucy.

And @TheRealSomeone - If you have ever been in a state of depression, even a small one, you should know that it’s very natural to be bawling one minute and sulking the next. Depression, guilt, trauma, realization , etc isn’t cut and dry. It all involves time and most of the time, that cloud hangs over people a lot longer than a few hours, some - years. So you’ll probably see Mike very down and out for a while unless him and Lucy get a chance to either properly reconcile or he eventually comes to terms with what happened and what is going to happen.

Canny June 25, 2013, 1:36 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251015

Trip down depression lane *whistling*
Haha, sucks to be you Mike; sucks to be anyone in that position.
Don’t worry though, Mike. This is a comic after all, and I am sure someone or something will come along to make it allll feel better again :)

Blank On Purpose June 25, 2013, 1:36 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251016

Man this page is so beautiful :’)

Anne June 25, 2013, 1:37 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251017

IFUCKING KNEW IT.I knew he would wind up at the tree.I should have called it T-T.

Nonameghost June 25, 2013, 1:38 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251018

So cute! <333

BeanieButt June 25, 2013, 1:40 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251019

Sadness and more sadness :(

eagle June 25, 2013, 1:40 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251020

Part 1 of 11? Could this really be the end of progression? I know Taeshi said there’s more to come, but she also said something about putting in some ideas for adventures she never got around to. I think this might really be “it” as far as progression of the story goes. In my personal opinion, when progression ends, the story ends with it. Of course I’ll still read the comic, because it would be silly not to! But I feel that it won’t be the same if this ends up being the true ending. Lets say that an arc pops up for something that happened…. Freshman year. It’ll be an excellent read, but it will also be a sad read, because we know how everything will play out after that. We know Mike will have pushed Lucy to attempt suicide, and that Lucy will most likely be moving away. It’s small things like that that really make the difference for me.

Katias June 25, 2013, 1:47 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251021

Furious Abbey I swear to god, mike is the perfect example of a guy. They freak out on the girl at first then get all sad and lonelllyyy and then BAM they want the girl back, but the girl moved on so the guy tries to kill himself. ( :unsure: alot of guys are like that. not saying all of them are)
Mike make up your mind! ;_;

Mewtallica June 25, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251022

There’s something about winter in every setting no matter what it is, that brings a very sad, depressing atmosphere. I don’t know what it is, but having all these events taken place in the winter season definitely adds to the atmosphere. I gotta say, well played Taeshi, well played.

Dudeler June 25, 2013, 1:52 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251023

Mike it’s not stormy enough for that tree to be struck by lighting. Quit wasting your time.

asdf June 25, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251024

Actually I have been depressed myself.
I didn’t ball out my eyes, but there were tears and bad moments.
I will not talk any further because that brings up bad and terrible memories.

I wasn’t hoping for Mike to be jumping up and down for joy.
But, I was hoping for something more cheery or more positive. Perhaps this chapter will be joyful. That is what I am hoping.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 25, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT.

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JC June 25, 2013, 1:55 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251026

:DI can’t wait to see what happens next!

Natacha June 25, 2013, 2:02 PM EDT.

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Oh I wasn’t saying the CHAPTER won’t end on a more cheerful note, but it sounded like you wanted this particular page, and thus the start of a chapter coming right after one of the most depressing realizations for Mike, to be on a cheerful note.

Deiser June 25, 2013, 2:07 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251028

Are you happy now? Angry Mike has become Sad Mike.

naAr June 25, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251029

sad cat in snow :(

Aquaczaz June 25, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251030

IT would have been nice! Like I don’t know, Mike in the hospital trying to make amends. That would have been more cheery right?

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 25, 2013, 2:21 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251031

Still @realsomone and @canny, you guys do know since its a knew chapter, this could have ben like a huge time skip, hell could have ben a week by now, that more than enough time too coop with what happend. not enough time too get over it, but still

But the real question is what is he going to do now, look at. the title of the screen, Is he going too do something crazy?

lov/hate/hurt June 25, 2013, 2:25 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251032

I kind of feel bad for him, but he does deserve to feel sad.

Kay-Felis June 25, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT.

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The chapter’s name is “Leaving Home”

This is NOT going to be good. e_e

Furball June 25, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251034

That tree is totally symbolic, and it has been throughout the entire run of BCB (I forget that sometimes, thnx for the reminder Taeshi :D). And I love how we started this chapter with it, its just REALLY fitting.

Subaru June 25, 2013, 2:36 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251035

First off, cute name! ^.^ Second, didn’t he also sit there with Sandy when he was tutoring her? That’s why She gave him the gift where they were sitting under a tree together. I think it is a… Idk. A decoration? Anyway, guess what?!? Your name brings Back good and Bad memories. Lol. Just saying.
(^.^) ~ I WUV YHOO! Ayame Kyrino (A.K.A. Jamie Karim or Momiji)
P.S. Wish me luck… Gonna tell a guy I think I’m in Love with him.

Momiji June 25, 2013, 2:36 PM EDT.

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Goddammitt Mike go tell sandy what u did and make sure she knows the truth! She thinks Lucy’s bad u are insanly in love with he so much to tell you’re best friend u hate her!!!! Clap clap well done you selfish son of a bitch

Karkat June 25, 2013, 2:39 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251037

Anyone else think that the second lo last panel was him looking up to someone/several people? Might even be the whole group. I wouldn’t blame them for suspecting Mike for having something to do with what happened to Lucy. I just hope he explains what happened between him and Lucy, and Paulo DOESN’T knock his lights out. Who knows though, giving him a concussion might send him to the hospital too! Wouldn’t that be convenient. 8-)

Venorik June 25, 2013, 2:42 PM EDT.

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Uh, no good. Whenever I see Mike and Lucy, I think Sakura and Naruto respectively. Then I think of what Sakura said once, that “he’s foolish to like someone like me”. See Naruto, I mean Lucy?

Gate-Senpai June 25, 2013, 2:54 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251039

Are those two sets of footprints I see?

Day June 25, 2013, 3:06 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251040

I think it’s funny that he did this many years ago after Sandy left, only Lucy was on the other side of the tree and he was pretending she was Sandy. Now he’s probably wishing Lucy was there, but this time there’s no-one there at all.

sajdkjha June 25, 2013, 3:07 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251042

«Leaving Home»? Noooo! Lucy can’t actually be going away, can she? ;_;
Nah. Taeshi would never remove the main female protagonist from the strip, right? …right? :question:

Dammit Paulo if you would’ve just banged Lucy in Another Shoulder none of this would’ve happened.

Sambo June 25, 2013, 3:21 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251043

Ya call this sulking? Feh! :/ I’ve done better sulking for missing my bus Mike!
Oh and the number of pages is giving me the feeling that this is a chapter which serves one purpose and that is: making a big turning point for the story. 8-D letting the next chapters slide in that direction!

B-Dawg June 25, 2013, 3:23 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251044

I’m still putting my hope for Mike realizing that he still loves Lucy. I have no idea what’s going to happen, but that’s how I’d like it to.

BornAgain June 25, 2013, 3:36 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251045

Now this is a REALLY depressed cat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q34z5dCmC4M

clwmckenna June 25, 2013, 3:37 PM EDT.

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Darn, I was hoping for more sustenance from his eyes. Just a few more tears of unfathomable sadness and I’ll be content for the week. Oh well. There’s always somewhere down the line.

Sanitarium June 25, 2013, 3:55 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251048

Man, this comic is just bittersweet isn’t it.

Puppo June 25, 2013, 3:57 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251049

How come HE still gets light in his eyes when Lucy does not. HE STOLE HER EYELIGHTS NOOOO

xXsabbathXx June 25, 2013, 4:05 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251050

I wonder what’s exactly on Mike’s mind… :/

Elly123 June 25, 2013, 4:11 PM EDT.

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Who’s on the other side of the tree? Paulo?
Oooh Mike, you’ve lost Lucy due to your own selfishness and blindness. I know she wasn’t the best at communicating her feelings but her feelings still showed.
At least he’s no longer concentrating on the bad and he’s really starting to think about the positive things he overlooked/suppressed/ignored before.

Grimbold June 25, 2013, 4:18 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251052

now he´s the one thinking alone

princessg12 June 25, 2013, 4:20 PM EDT.

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I’m kinda sad he didn’t stick to his convictions. I may not think he was right but he must have. Don’t let others guilt you out of you opinion. You though Lucy was an ass you finally said so…not in the best way but you got how you felt out there. Now you are remembering all the good and the bad times but do you remember how much the bad out weighs the good?

Fluffy June 25, 2013, 4:32 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251054

Wow, you can tell Mike is depressed, he really dislikes the cold.

Synyen June 25, 2013, 4:55 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251055

And here we are at the tree

shaaa June 25, 2013, 5:11 PM EDT.

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I dis agree with @Katias , I think that Augustus, not mike was the one that pushed her over, Mike was just the starter for the trip down hill. See Ch. 64/4 and ch.68/10, and just ignore Mike in everything on 68/20- 25, that’s not canon. Is it?

Geneseepaws June 25, 2013, 5:25 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251060

Poor Mike. He just found out that Fox cancelled Firefly. Jerks. ._.

CrazyCat June 25, 2013, 5:26 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251062

Poor thing
Maybe it’s gonna flashback to what happened
Or maybe Jordan or Paulo will find him
On a side note maybe we’ll get to see Lucy’s dad!! :)

Vivitv June 25, 2013, 5:34 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251064

what will you do now mike? I imagine you can’t just sit there forever and someone will figure things out eventually. On another note I also wonder if Paulo has calmed down a bit.

imaginativemonster June 25, 2013, 5:49 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251065

Something tells me someone here totally needs counseling…

Poor tree.

NeedsMoreDragons June 25, 2013, 5:49 PM EDT.

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oh i see now your wearing that blue comfy scarf now.Sooo replace sandy maybe? ;)

CoolPerson June 25, 2013, 5:54 PM EDT.

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I already want to yell “GET ON WITH IT!” so just do it already. XD

I'll Eat Yourself June 25, 2013, 6:03 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251068

Don’t look so down Micheal, this is EXACTLY what you wanted.

Prick >_>

SpiritWolf15x June 25, 2013, 6:25 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251069

Intentional or Unintentional Megatokyo Reference?

Arlyeon June 25, 2013, 6:34 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251070

“Sad cat in snow”

HongKat June 25, 2013, 6:36 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251071

Page 11 we will have a cliffhanger about what happened to Lucy. Spoiler: She’s in the hospital for some reason!

Silas June 25, 2013, 8:03 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251072

Brace yourselves! Flashbacks are coming. So Mike cried a bit, and now has a sad. Good. Though I really do hope we’ll see some more suffering. Mike did what he did, and it’s nice that he realised that. Still I would like the rest of the group to prove him wrong about few other things. Like: “lol, they’ll leave with me”. Yeah, maybe Daisy, since she’s stupid enough to actually do that. But the rest?

Commander_Zero June 25, 2013, 8:06 PM EDT.

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Wat June 25, 2013, 8:44 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251074

..You’re killin’ me.

Kizuna June 25, 2013, 9:02 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251075

I’m happy we’re sticking with Mike, at least for now. A lot of things are still left unsaid. And I’m expecting “someone” to confront him while his under the tree.

BornAgain June 25, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251076

Depressed cat, symbolic tree. Those who ship Mike x Lucy can only hope this will be the next set of panels:

Rho June 25, 2013, 10:03 PM EDT.

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Feel the guilt mike feeeeeeel eeeettt!

Shard June 25, 2013, 10:20 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251078

All the WHITE snow.
Ya Lucy’s camoflaged.

LancelotOcelot June 25, 2013, 10:20 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251080

Their tree. Is Mike gonna do some reflecting here?
There’s nothing much he can do anyways, he already screwed up.

pauloissohotlike June 25, 2013, 10:58 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251082

Didn’t I see that tree in “There She Is”?

Huh? June 25, 2013, 11:29 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251084

i must ask two things anyone answer me please…..

1.is taeshi gonna end the comic cause i though u read that back on the last page

and 2.who thinks that sandy will make another appearance

josh June 26, 2013, 12:33 AM EDT.

Comment ID #251085

Is that their tree from when they were younger .3. Wow, this has taken such a sad turn jfd

Munk June 26, 2013, 12:55 AM EDT.

Comment ID #251086

Huh. I just noticed something. There’s another set of footprints near the tree…like someone else was there, and then left. Recently.
…although there’s also a few other sets of footprints around. Some look a bit fainter than the others…maybe it was Lucy and her pets before whatever happened to her? Or maybe…this is where she was hurt?!? :O (But how? By who?…)
Either that, or it’s been a while since ‘Breaking Up’, and they’re all Mikes’ from him coming here a ton lately.
…or, you know. They’re just minor details and mean absolutely nothing.

Oceanus92 June 26, 2013, 12:57 AM EDT.

Comment ID #251087

@josh: 1. Taeshi is continuing the comic as originally planned and Chapter 77 is 20 pages long. Oh yeah, and if you don’t believe me, then here’s a little piece of info that will put a smile on your face. This is from the About section.

“When will the comic end?
We don’t know for sure, but sometime in 2014 is our guess.”

2. If you are asking if we’ll see Sandy again then yes. She is Mike’s girlfriend at the moment. A few of us are even hoping that Lucy ends up meeting with Sandy at some point in this comic. And I’m hoping that Sandy unknowingly introduces Lucy as her new friend to Mike. Ha! The look on his face will be priceless.

@Momiji: Good Luck! I hope you end up with the person you love :).

@Rho: That was beautiful :love:. If Mike runs to Lucy at the airport, that will be perfect. Even if he gets rejected, I’ll be glad he at least tried.

@Oceanus92: Either the extra footprints are from Mike, or another sad cat came by here earlier.

supertails19 June 26, 2013, 1:01 AM EDT.

Comment ID #251088

God, now I feel bad for mike. :c

Pauloisjustthatboss June 26, 2013, 1:43 AM EDT.

Comment ID #251090

it’s pretty depressing how much Lucy resembles my situation back in the days. That is if she tried to commit suicide. Huh.

Sometimes reading this is a hard experience.

--- June 26, 2013, 2:02 AM EDT.

Comment ID #251093

While reading the comments of another page something came to mind. The comment was about the possibility of her being injured not being self-inflicted, which got me thinking. What about Augustas and his gang? They did say there would be an opportunity and to be ready. What better opportunity then to strike someone that they knew had self-esteem and emotional problems? The amount of damage (as we are seeing) would be music to their ears. And remember, they also have a bone to pick with Lucy from Chapter 12, Confrontation.

Venorik June 26, 2013, 3:01 AM EDT.

Comment ID #251094

I just read every single page from the start as a new reader…

D’: I NEED MOREEEEE //forever checking

Rosie June 26, 2013, 3:11 AM EDT.

Comment ID #251095

Artistically, I really like this page.

Meh June 26, 2013, 3:12 AM EDT.

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@Venorik I’ve been thinking the same thing. As of yet, we have no idea how the situation has played out…and I’m sure there are a lot of things we couldn’t guess at yet. I mean, I’ve actually kinda warmed up to Augustus (He’s still a total slime ball, but if he’s really as bad as Mr. “Confrontation”, then he’s got me fooled) but I still have some misgivings that this is a lot more than people are reading into it. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see! ;)

Fangskin June 26, 2013, 3:50 AM EDT.

Comment ID #251097

Mike: “u know what makes me feel better? POWSING”

JustSomeCritic June 26, 2013, 4:18 AM EDT.

Comment ID #251099

What the crap is with this tree? This tree has been home to EVERY turning point for this story and is even present in the flashbacks… How is it still alive after receiving so much pain and hate? And why is there no snow at the base? Maybe it’s magic…

Misanthrope June 26, 2013, 5:21 AM EDT.

Comment ID #251100

Cheer up, emo kid.
She’s in the hospital, not in the graveyard :V

Rusco Istar June 26, 2013, 5:22 AM EDT.

Comment ID #251101

Fluff pages gurl

Stevum June 26, 2013, 6:11 AM EDT.

Comment ID #251102

I just really want to see what happened to Lucy. There are just so many questions left unanswered:
1. What did Lucy’s family say?
2. What did Lucy in-turn say to he family?
3. What did Lucy and Augustus talk about after the roof thing?????

I hate this waiting. T^T

Lime Cake June 26, 2013, 7:01 AM EDT.

Comment ID #251103

Veronica has the power to control the weather! —It was a fine day and it’s snowing now. And how thick the snow is!

HongKat June 26, 2013, 7:09 AM EDT.

Comment ID #251104

@HongKat: Veronica is GOD!

Zarylo June 26, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT.

Comment ID #251105

I love this page. Mike is, for sure, sad about what happened involving Lucy and snow just helps the mode. 5 hours to the next page… Wait is killing me. But hey Taeshi, great system for the weekly days!

rainyrilakkuma June 26, 2013, 8:20 AM EDT.

Comment ID #251106

He’s gonna hung himself.

Painlord June 26, 2013, 8:43 AM EDT.

Comment ID #251108

Not gonna lie, it’s nice seeing a depressed Mike after we’ve seen Lucy depressed for so long.

Sylvia June 26, 2013, 10:20 AM EDT.

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Elise June 26, 2013, 10:42 AM EDT.

Comment ID #251110

Ooooh this is going to be sucha wonderful ending, something we all may expect already or not, i can’t wait.

and Well Mike … YOU FUCKED UP …. just saying but to admit his mistakes and see what a monster you were makes you realize what you’ve done but Mike didn’t understood what he has done … well until now hopefully.

Nexus June 26, 2013, 11:09 AM EDT.

Comment ID #251111

I am so hoping that Mike’s mom notices his sorrow and he tells her about what’s going on, then they go to the hospital together, and we finally know what’s going on, and Lily won’t be able to intervene because she’s a pet and parents dominate over stupid pets. 8-D

AngryBunny June 26, 2013, 11:20 AM EDT.

Comment ID #251112

@lov/hate/hurt It doesn’t matter. Like I said depression, guilt and so on hits hard and that feeling can linger for days, months, even years if not resolved. Just because it’s a week later doesn’t mean he’s over what he discovered about Lucy and himself. Whether it’s a few hours or a few weeks, this is still a hard blow for Mike, especially if he kept it bottled up and to himself. You also have to keep in mind that these kind of things affect people differently. So what if it’s been a few weeks or even a few months? If something is troubling someone, that doesn’t mean time is going to heal it and make the hurt okay. It takes resolve, action and thinking. It takes coming to terms, and if that doesn’t happen, he’s going to state in that state until he decides it’s time to move on. Lucy has been depressive just about the whole damn series. I think if she can get away with sulky moods for whatever reason, Mike can have his ear deep depressive, guilt ridden state.

Canny June 26, 2013, 11:46 AM EDT.

Comment ID #251340

Poor mike, he gets punched by paulo, loses lucy…


PewPew June 26, 2013, 6:57 PM EDT.

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auto June 26, 2013, 10:09 PM EDT.

Comment ID #251429

New chapter <33

Linkification June 27, 2013, 6:02 AM EDT.

Comment ID #251769

so sad,
started reading 3 days ago i think i might be ODing on drama :p

Eric June 28, 2013, 11:55 PM EDT.

Comment ID #255041

aaah shit well figure this is as good a place as any to write this

can the next couple chapters just be Lucy killing the rest of the cast off one by one
i think that would be enjoyable
or just kill her off and then i can leave as it is i am rather to infatuated with Lucy to leave until one of these two things happen
sad to say it but really she is the only reason i have read this comic

blaah anyway ignore me if that is your wish but if not then you know whatever


yama July 28, 2013, 1:51 AM EDT.

Comment ID #255052

Dying Tree = Dying Friendship

Love the poetic, illustration.

Rafe July 29, 2013, 5:30 AM EDT.

Comment ID #264477

Why the F*** do all of you hate mike? So he got mad at Lucy and got a little overboard with the yelling, but that doesn’t mean you have to be little S***s to Mike. Do you remember all the crappy things Lucy did to Mike and the gang? Believe me, I was going with the LucyxMike ship too, but lucy needs to understand he has a girlfriend now that was a lot better than Lucy ever was, and Mike is brave for expressing so. If anything, you should blame Lucy for being so emo.
Mike is still a good person, he just had a big outburst earlier in December, and he had his faults, like all of us. I believe Lucy is a good person, despite her (many) faults, but a few weeks of trying isn’t going to help her with her relationship with mike.
Sorry for the long text wall i like to show whats on my mind.

Flamessnake November 5, 2013, 7:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #271579

I feel like the tree being bare is a metaphor for how everything is out in the open now. How Lucy felt is plain to see. Why she’s been gone is plain to see. Everyone’s emotions must be bare and raw and everything is just so clear — nothing’s hidden. There are no leaves. There’s nothing hidden.

Parasite January 1, 2014, 12:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #279336

Going back to read this and checking the comments as i go i have to say in extremely disappointed in some of my fellow fans, especially the top comments.
Yes it is a given that lucy could have handled all of this better, but being alone and ostracized for almost two years at such a young age, some people would develop a personality like hers. And thats not something to so easily get rid of, people like that need to have people like mike, and sue, and daisy and everyone else who can understand them PAST the shell before they can crack it.
As for her depression and hinted at attempted suicide, depression doesnt just come when you have a large event happen like abbey, lucys situation and feelings are more common than you might think. I myself have a similar drama full friend group and i was the lucy in the group.
Even the overall story is realistic, life isnt defined by arcs and people dont grow and change as quickly as you think, nor in the ways you might expect. Arent comics like that over-done anyways? Thats why i came to BSCB.
Personally theres very little i would ever change about this story, besides how the fans are reacting to it.

shotashifter April 16, 2014, 12:08 AM EDT.

Comment ID #296588

If this chapter was a musical, this song will be perfect for this

Random Fan April 3, 2015, 1:14 AM EDT.

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