Leaving Home — Page 8
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now this is the most important character that has been written out

what’ll we do without you..

whatever your name was

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Comment ID #252338

Well ****, was Blur actually Lucy’s pet? I always thought he was Mike’s. Either way, though, it looks like all the characters are having a pretty terrible time. I guess, in the end, though, when Mike wanted to be alone, he was really going to get his wish.
@ Taeshi
On a similar note, by “written out”, do you mean like gone, like… forever? Because if Lucy, Yashy, Lilly and Blur are all gone forever, there are more than a few people who will be quite sad. Also, the Mike hate will skyrocket. Now all we’ll have is David for humor. ;_;

Nikita July 4, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #252339

Blurrrrr nnnowait he was written out?
He prolly left because Yashy I assume?

Shaaa July 4, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #252340

Hey mom

LancelotOcelot July 4, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #252341

Literally crying, Blur was my favourite ;_;

LazyCharmander July 4, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #252342

i dont get it

edit: ohhhh those are feathers xD I’m an idiot

Me July 4, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #252343

Nooo! Blur!

Momomomone July 4, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #252344

God Has a nice warm spot just for you In the Afterlife Mikey

Kenzie Decker July 4, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #252345

What happened to Blur? Chapters ago clearly states that Mike owns Blur. Angsty! Also, Happy 4th of July! Wonder what happens next. Until then, the Blur and also Lucy angst trilogy!

o_o July 4, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #252346

so much change.. change means things will be different.. i do not like change! (still, wondering what will happen next!) :nope:

Whistleblower July 4, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #252347

Blur! ;-;

ImmortalButterfly July 4, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #252348

;;A;; Blur?

BLUR. NNNOOOO. ;;;;;A;;;;;

-Makes grabby hands-


Yaschiri July 4, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #252349

Blur ran off, Oh my. I guess he left for Yashy who’s of course, left along with Lucy. Or find his lost memories?

Meow July 4, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #252350

Damnit no not blur please come back,wait leaveing home he’s the one that’s leaveing that makes more since

lov/hate/hurt July 4, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #252351

Blurs gone?

Wafflesftw July 4, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #252352

I’m guessing Blur left to be with Yashy? :V

Why would he leave some of his feathers behind in a line though…

The storyline just seems to keep getting darker and darker. It’ll be interesting to see where things go from here! :D

NeonWabbit July 4, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #252353

Christ, we’re losing characters left and right. First the fancharacters, then Lucy, then the pets, and now ****ing Blur? Goddammit, who’s next? Jasmine?

TheX400096 July 4, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #252354

Okay, why did Blur go away?

Amber July 4, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #252355

What’d I tell ya? I was right. The entire bloody town is going to Hell in a sugar coated hand basket. I wouldn’t be surprised if a riot comes up next.

So much damage from two kitties…

ResidentEddy July 4, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #252356

everyone is Going away, Mike had to Fudge up the status quo. He couldn’t leave well enough alone. Selfish jerk!

Kenzie Decker July 4, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #252357

No… not Blur ;_;. I guess Blur wanted to be with his friends(Yashy and Chirpy) or maybe he just couldn’t handle the loneliness after Lucy and the pets disappeared without warning him about it… he must have flown away to find some company since Mike wasn’t around either ;_;.

Look like Mike’s mom has noticed something wrong with her son and is concerned.

Welcome to the U.S.A. Veronica! May you enjoy your stay here and I’ll try to think up of something better to say later on. I’m still trying to figure out why Oliver didn’t go along with you… he’s taking a later flight right? :question:

supertails19 July 4, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #252358

Things are heating up.

Yxela007 July 4, 2013, 1:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #252359

Well, his mom knows about Lucy now, it seems. Although Mike already cried his heart out, so he’s probably going to be fine, yeah.
Oh NO! BIRD THING LEFT! THAT’S why this chapter is called ‘Leaving Home’! It was talking about him leaving! *I’msosmart.png* :)
…also, thinking on earlier statements, I realize that when Taeshi said that the tone would change…she never said it would be a positive change. :O
And speaking of Taeshi, I would like to welcome you to America! It’s an honor to share/be on the same mass of land as you! I hope you enjoy your stay! :D

Oceanus92 July 4, 2013, 1:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #252360

@supertails19 he problably Dropped Mike like a Bad habit after Chirpy or Someone told him Yashy was Leaving. Serves him right.

Kenzie Decker July 4, 2013, 1:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #252361

Bye, Blur. :<

I also think it’s kind of ironic in a way that Mike had said all those things about how everyone only hung around Lucy because of him, but now it seems the opposite was true.

Neveko July 4, 2013, 1:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #252362

Come back

kami July 4, 2013, 1:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #252363

Ok quick recap
Lucy is gone
Tasty chirpy and lily are with her
So is her family
Paulo is disparing
And now blur is gone for what ever reason ( yashy or otherwise )
Is gone too

Now lets see the collateral damage
Lucy’s family is breaking apart due to Lucy’s condition
Every one is sad
Mike is probably seeing the world fall apart
The main character is going to be gone for a long time
And we still have no idea where Lucy is

This my friends all started with 1 phone call to a girl he hasn’t seen in 5? 4? Years (forget wich grade it happened in)
Wow and the funny thing is Lucy helped encourage it at first
Man……. If only every one took Tess’s advice from the begging or high school
“Don’t get a girlfriend and very thing will be all right”

Dr.Rockit July 4, 2013, 1:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #252364

Heya Veronica, welcome to America!

Wow, I hope Blur isn’t leaving permanently. He, Yashy, Chirpy, and Lily interact together so well. And poor Mike. Though as a lot of people pointed out, he didn’t act very considerately, he’s really a good kid. He and Lucy both are, they just need to be more honest with themselves, and less abusive to eachother. But without THAT, there’d be no drama, and it’d be a pretty boring comic. Get well soon Lucy!

CrazyCat July 4, 2013, 1:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #252365

Happy to see were sticking with Mike for now. I’m really interested in seeing how all of this effects him. He seemed to be feeling guilt at the end of last chapter, but now looks to be returning to normal. Is he going to realize his mistakes, and try to redeem himself? Or move on, and try to forget the past? Maybe its even possible for him to realize he still loves Lucy, and that’s why he pushed her away.

BornAgain July 4, 2013, 1:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #252366

Wait, just like that? :question:
What’s up with these mystery disappearing’s that have been going on the last few chapters?! Mad Lucy

B-Dawg July 4, 2013, 1:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #252367

Wow, I love the irony in this! Mike said he would leave the table and as a result everyone would follow and leave Lucy all alone.

Who’s lonely now, Mike?

NeedsMoreDragons July 4, 2013, 1:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #252368

Blurrrrrrr noooo.
Wait why did he come to Mike’s house..
Yay only three pages left and my prediction of no David this chapter comes true.

LancelotOcelot July 4, 2013, 1:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #252369

@Oceanus: These were Veronica’s exact words from Breaking Up… I only typed the part you need to see: “but after the next chapter the tone will change. Hope you can stick around and experience it! Thanks very much!”

We are currently on the next chapter and after this one we will see some more positive times and we’ll probably be seeing a lot more of characters we haven’t seen for a while as well in the future… Chapter 77 is supposedly more positive and it has Rachel and Daisy. So want to celebrate now or later? :P

Very soon Mike, all you’ll have to keep you company is your phone and your scarf to keep you warm. I’d ask if it was worth it, but I already know the answer. :x

supertails19 July 4, 2013, 1:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #252370

Welcome to Angst City !

Citizen : 1 - Mike.

Geeflakes July 4, 2013, 1:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #252371

Wow, so it’s like.. the opposite of what Mike said. Lucy left, her pets went with her, I guess Blur went after Yashy and Chirpy since they’re friends…
This . Is. Too dramatic for me ;A;

minichoco July 4, 2013, 1:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #252373


He left? Awww…

Just-A-Lurker July 4, 2013, 1:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #252374

At this point I am just waiting to see if Mike is going to be the next one to break down.
Lucy is apparently a very important character. Look at all the ripples she’s sent through everyone by…ending up in a hospital? I still don’t really know what her story is exactly.
Well, in what I can only explain as a “power vacuum”, I wonder how the pieces are going to fall into place during the aftermath between the characters. I also wonder how much each of the characters are going to change or how much they’ll just stay the same.
I also wonder how much of a pull Lucy will have on the characters after she leaves or whatever she’s going to do or has happened to her that has all the characters running around like they just lost all their marbles.

Blank On Purpose July 4, 2013, 1:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #252375

Blue bird = symbol of happiness.
This gives extra sadness to this page.

Adri July 4, 2013, 1:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #252376

Oh god, WHY. ._.

Dave July 4, 2013, 1:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #252377

BLLLLLLUUUUUUUURRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :question:
why di you leave him??????? GYAHHHHHH! ._. its going downhill fast…

I Am Who I Am July 4, 2013, 1:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #252378

Hey Veronica! Welcome ro America!


Nyah July 4, 2013, 1:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #252379

@supertails19: …oh! After the next chapter…I could’ve sworn it was just “next chapter the tone will change”. Thanks for refreshing my memory on that. :P
A Rachel and Daisy-centric comic? Been a while since we’ve had any of that! Looking forward to it even more now!
Also, why choose? Celebrate now AND later! DO ALL OF THE CELEBRATION-ING!

Oceanus92 July 4, 2013, 1:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #252380

Assuming blur ran away to be with lucys pets. He stated that he didnt care about his past. Mike didn’t just push away his best friend, he pushed away all of blurs.

Sh0rty July 4, 2013, 1:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #252381

To be fair, while he lived with Mike, Blur was saved by Lily and brought to Lucy’s house. Almost every time we saw Blur he was with the other ‘pets’. Honestly though, they have their own free will and voices, so they could do whatever they want, so I don’t consider them pets. On the stories look though, it really seems like she’s starting over. Leaving town, gave Paulo a fond farewell (even though he didn’t realize it at the time) and now Blur is gone. If the last page Lucy’s bow tied to something while she/her family drive off, the waterworks for both characters and readers alike will start flowing.

Venorik July 4, 2013, 1:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #252382

Oh no, not the character who hasn’t shown up in a million chapters who no one ever really cared about anyway!

Probably got tired of being called “Sandy” in his sleep.

Titanium Dragon July 4, 2013, 1:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #252384

OMG He left us. It is sooooo “sad”. (Irony :/)
I’m not that happy like most of people here about everything what’s happening with Mike.
I don’t like this situation at all. “Boo Hoo, poor Lucy” .You know. Screw her! Okay she has been depressed. And only god knows what’s happening with her now. And so? Many people have gotten a worse position than her. And they get over it. And she can’t?
Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance… OK some parts were missed. But now is depression… sooo… I’m waiting for acceptance.
So Lucy, please, do something with yourself! (Like~ Deal with everything and move on. Being a victim is very low position.) Thank you. :nope:

JayLime July 4, 2013, 1:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #252385

@Nyah: Yashy and Chirpy are with Lily in the hospital they are there for Lucy and i’m sure Blur wanted to do the same… not sure if Lucy’s family would actually let him though because of his connection to Mike. It’s more likely that they left without telling Blur a single thing and when Blur saw the room emptied he got sad and left. It didn’t help that Mike has been sad and mopey lately. Even Mike’s mom noticed a change in his demeanor. All in all, Blur just isn’t the type to hang around angsty, sad cats.

I can only imagine how much this must hurt Mike. His own pet just flew away and left him behind without a single goodbye. :(

@Oceanus92: I’m glad I could help refresh your memory :D. I’m here to fill in any gaps in memory people may have.

supertails19 July 4, 2013, 1:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #252386

What…? Blur… gone? This was so very sudden! And not a good sudden, at that!
Dammit, I hope Taeshi-san is trolling, and he’s not really gone.

On a side note, I like how Mike’s mom always have permanent dark shades under her eyes.
Kinda like how Taeshi-san draws herself, eh?

Lyucs July 4, 2013, 2:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #252387

So I feel like Mike’s mom was just crying because she heard what happened. She is probably under the impression that Mike and Lucy are still close friends so she thought he would be very upset. I feel bad for her because she has no idea what is going on right now in her son’s life.
I was very confused at first, those feathers look like blue leaves, but I will miss Blur. I really liked him even though he isn’t an important character or anything.

Kay-Felis July 4, 2013, 2:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #252389

I’m seeing a lot of sad people here but actually this is good news, losing a character sucks but if Blur is the biggest character to have gotten written out then that means Lucy, Lily, and Yashy are still in the cast for future chapters. Also Blur leaving shouldn’t be too surprising, unlike the othe pets he wasn’t dependent upon mike or Lucy nor did he feel like he had to stay, and honestly he lived with a cat and I doubt any bird in any world feels perfectly safe living with a cat.

Misanthrope July 4, 2013, 2:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #252390

Jeez, everything’s falling apart.

Amity July 4, 2013, 2:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #252391

Blur is still good friends with Lucy’s pets. I’m not sure he’d want to talk to Mike right now.

Chinatsu July 4, 2013, 2:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #252392

Aw, I liked Blur :/

And welcome to America, Taeshi! The land of the free, unless you’re gay, want to have an abortion, or use the internet.

Bleh July 4, 2013, 2:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #252393

So the title goes for the leaving of an extremely important character from teh whole cast. Golly! (note my sarcasm)

Knux-the-Killer July 4, 2013, 2:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #252396

Denzel Crocker: What’s THIS? Blur has left Mike’s house. This could only be the work of… FAIRY GODPARENTS!!!

Me: He could’ve just flown out the window. >_>

Denzel Crocker: Oh… Right.

Gate-Senpai July 4, 2013, 2:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #252397

Damn, Mike can’t seem to catch a break. Or a bird. 8-)

Trubeque July 4, 2013, 2:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #252398

Wait wait wait, Blur is gone?!

Who is responsible?? Where did he….



feralsoul July 4, 2013, 2:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #252399

I’ll miss you, Blur! ;_;

And welcome to the US, Taeshi :D

Subaru July 4, 2013, 3:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #252400

You put Blur on a bus? Shame on you Tae … shame on you

7 July 4, 2013, 3:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #252401

And now Blur is gone… :/

eagle July 4, 2013, 3:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #252402

@jaylime yeahh, you should probably shut your trap. Being an insensitive jerk isn’t very cool. Not everyone handles depression the same way, and her best friend/ person she is head over heels for told her that he hates her and HAS hated her for a while. He made her feel like she was nothing, and since we know how much she valued mike it’s really no surprise it effected her like this.

shmidny July 4, 2013, 3:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #252403

What about Jess?!

Fates July 4, 2013, 3:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #252404

Now Mike knows how it feels, have fun, you earned it *******

Order_66 July 4, 2013, 3:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #252405

I guess Blur decided to visit. This is not a good day for you is it Mike.

imaginativemonster July 4, 2013, 3:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #252406

Nooooo! Not Blur too!!! How is Mike going to fix this without blur there to help him. Blur was so awesome, I don’t want him to leave! ;_;

SIGxMUNDx808 July 4, 2013, 3:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #252407

@ Taeshi Welcome to the U.S.A Veronica!
@ST I have a question. Were is LUCY! Or Lucy donde esta :smirk: :P.

Blue fox July 4, 2013, 4:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #252408

So Blur jumped ship to.

starfighter105 July 4, 2013, 4:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #252409

@JayLime Oh please, just because others have it worse doesn’t mean Lucy’s depression is invalid. That’s an incredibly insensitive thing to say. Also, she isn’t just “sad.” She has depression which can be an actual mental illness. Not everyone can deal with that well. “Deal with it and move on.” Unfortunately, that is easier said than done.

DarkCrystal828 July 4, 2013, 4:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #252410

@ Kay-Felis So glad I’m not the only one who noticed that!

Also, anyone else weirded out that Mike seems so unaffected by all of this? He cried a little and now he seems pretty much over it. His eyes still have light in them and the only time he made much of a “sad face” in this strip was when he realized that Blur had left.

MiscKitty July 4, 2013, 4:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #252411

Wow, that was sudden! I can’t wait for the next page!

Term68 July 4, 2013, 4:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #252412

Still wanna know what happened to Lucy and where she’s going.

Rioo July 4, 2013, 4:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #252413

looks like veronica I guna have to remove **** ton of memes

Captain kelo July 4, 2013, 4:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #252414


Captain kelo July 4, 2013, 4:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #252415

He didn’t say good bye. :(

Keyblade Dragon July 4, 2013, 4:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #252416

Mike, don’t be sad, mommy is so proud of you, you little goddamn *******.

Commander_Zero July 4, 2013, 5:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #252417

Remember the name of the series

Randomdude July 4, 2013, 5:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #252418

I’ve just finished reading this whole thing, and I have to say it’s very well done - bits made me laugh, bits made me want to scream in frustration, go ‘d’aaawww’ and also, of course, want to sweat man-tears from my eyes.

Not often a webcomic evokes strong emotions in me, but this one certainly did!

Now, I just have two questions;

1. What the heck did Lucy do to herself darnit!?

Bittersweet Fan July 4, 2013, 5:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #252419

I`m so confused…what happened to her?

Elin July 4, 2013, 5:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #252420

Unless you have personally gone through depression I would like you to please stfu. It seriously sucks.

Anonymous July 4, 2013, 5:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #252421

I found myself in this chapter again today.
I am amused reading some of the comments.
Some people exclaimed that Taeshi better not be foreshadowing.
Lucy’s not dead, but Mike has not actually acted upon Sandy’s advice… outside saying he was too harsh and wanted to start things over.
Lucy agreed… but to start over in a different town/ life.

Vanvoltra July 4, 2013, 5:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #252422

Ok, I get the point, I’m insensitive jerk.
But I just can’t understand her actions at all.
Mike was a real *******. She loved him but he’s not only one person in the world. Lucy still has got many friends who REALLY cares about her. But she just abandon them. And went to the sunset.
“Unless”. I had. And You? I think everybody had gone through depression at least once. It’s tough but Lucy is strong enough. (Well I believe in it)
This is my opinion .You are not supposed to read it if you don’t want.

JayLime July 4, 2013, 5:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #252423

Blur is gone? Things just keep getting worse.

asdf July 4, 2013, 6:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #252424

B-Blur? ;_;

Furball July 4, 2013, 6:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #252425

If Lucy died, then I can officially say it now. Apparently, someone died a while back, though I don’t remember who. Supposedly you claimed it would be the only death. Now this? Plus, I thought they said Lucy would be okay, and then immediately after, they claimed she wouldn’t be coming back. The heck is up with that? YOU LIED TO US!!

I'll Eat Yourself July 4, 2013, 6:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #252426

What happened was obviously as follows. Lucy, in her “wah poor me” experienced a decrease in sanity, which then leads her to go to Mike’s house and eat Blur. But Blur is secretly a flippin’ ninja and survived and is now poking holes in Lucy’s stomach, which is why she is in the hospital. And since Blur is Mike’s pet, Jordan and Lily for some reason think he tried stuffing his pet down Lucy’s throat.


…what, you think you can come up with a more bizzare scenario that would make (barely ) any sense?

Dee July 4, 2013, 6:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #252427

Well, at least you have Sandy, Mike. Right? …better call her to be sure.

Hazel July 4, 2013, 6:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #252428

Mike You lil…****!

Sanchan July 4, 2013, 6:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #252429

Well that’s one way of getting rid of the pets. Not like they’ve done anything for the past infinity years anyways.

I really appreciate this one-comic-a-day thing! The plot would be moving unbearably slow at only 3 a week. Even at five a week I’m still anxious for more! I’m still shocked that nobody’s yelled at Mike though. I guess it’s because he didn’t really deserve but that’s how most things are resolved in these types of series. Instead he kind of makes penance by him seeing all the consequences of his actions.

Lucy’s attempted suicide is redonculous though. When people try to kill themselves it’s not because of ONE reason. It’s because of many. But Lucy doesn’t really have more than one reason to kill herself, so iunno why she really would. Whatevs I’m too tired to speculate

naAr July 4, 2013, 6:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #252430

@Dee … That makes the most sense of any comment I read… What a scary notion that is.

Neo July 4, 2013, 6:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #252431

Blur, was it?

Tcj333 July 4, 2013, 6:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #252432


The Fears she had prolly lead her, (mike said some)

*lossing mike
*lossing friends
*porlly living with her father?
*being alone AGAIN

Sanchan July 4, 2013, 6:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #252433

@I’ll Eat Yourself: Lucy is not dead, she was in the hospital and going to be released in a week and then she was going to move away to be with her dad.

She is likely to come back into the comic eventually but people are having to deal with the fact she is gone/leaving and are having to learn the fact Mike said some very hateful things to her which caused her to spiral into an a depression that they didn’t even notice. To someone like Daisy who holds Mike in high regard, that should be quite stunning and if someone spreads it, his reputation could be completely ruined. People would flip on him faster than you can blink. There is honestly a lot of possible fallout that could be seen before Lucy is brought back into the story.

Moogle July 4, 2013, 7:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #252434

Yesssss…..suffer mike, SUFFER FOR MY AMUSEMENT! XD

Dick Darington July 4, 2013, 7:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #252435

@supertails19 Okau! Thank-chu

Nyah July 4, 2013, 7:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #252436

I think it might be bad that my first thought was that something came and ate Blur. Then I remembered that he’s a pet, to a cat… so cats probably don’t eat cute little blue birds in this.

Thatonereader July 4, 2013, 7:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #252437

@Kenzie Decker
Calling somebody who has abused you for 10 years is NOT selfish. He did it wrong, he held in anger for years and grew bitter and exploded, but it’s not his fault for “fudging up the status quo”.
It wasn’t just playful taunting and the odd playful bump - she kicked him in the shin, she made his nose bleed, she throttled him in Acapulco when all he tried to do was keep her safe. He risked his life for her when they fell off the cliff so she wouldn’t fall into the river below.
She may have been acting abusive to hide her real feelings or whatever, but it was still abuse.
Now I agree he went too far with what he said, but there is something seriously wrong with calling a boy selfish for standing up to a woman who abused him - its that mindset that makes male abuse victims afraid to seek help.

Ramona July 4, 2013, 7:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #252438

@naAr: Mike gave her multiple reasons to attempt to suicide by saying these things:
*Her friends would leave if he did.
*No one could love her for anything except her looks.
*She’s a parasite, always causing harm.

The above reasons make her seem worthless, unlovable and always causing problems but this could count as a single big reason.

Then her family gave her a reason: they were taking away all of her control and making decisions without her having a say.

So I’d say at a minimum, she had at least two reasons.

Possible other reasons:
*The fact Paulo may have lied about always being there for her.
*A lack of visits from friends (not sure whether anyone besides Paulo tried to visit).
*Jordan’s protective/overprotective behaviour taking away more control.

However, it has never been stated that Lucy actually attempted suicide, the only reference to it was Mike asking and Lily avoided the question which doesn’t mean that is what happened, simply that she didn’t wish to say what happened.

Moogle July 4, 2013, 7:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #252439

@ramona - as a male survivor of domestic abuse, thank you.

I like the fact the author is showing the actual consequences of Lucy’s actions towards mike, but reading the comments people put often makes me feel ill. It’s terrifying how much Mike has been demonised, whereas If the genders were reversed, and Mike had treated Lucy the way she treated him for years, people would be cheering when she stood up to him.

Cactus Jack July 4, 2013, 7:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #252440

Lucy died on the way back to her home planet.

Tacsi July 4, 2013, 7:35 PM EST.

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Notpop78 July 4, 2013, 7:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #252442

Ok, those feathers actually broke my heart. Seems like everyone is leaving Michael now.

Yana July 4, 2013, 7:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #252443

First, during December, I was like, okay. Some awesome drama. (While crying and vehemently screaming “NUUUUU LUCY”. (Much to my neighbor’s dismay. (Nested parenthesis FTW!)))
But this is just turning into Disaster Dominos.
While I loved Lucy and was dismayed about her leave, and now BLUR is gone, I adore the utter sadness this comic brings to me. It is AMAZING how these fictional characters are forcing out real emotions in me, especially Paulo’s depression and Mike’s bitter regret. ******* would make them feel better, but clearly is not gonna happen. And now Blur has left Mike. I’m just waiting for the first suicide, who will it be? I STILL REMEMBER “IT’S AN EGG, IT’S A BLUR HATCH, SUP.” Such memories…
But here’s an AWESOME theory. I’m not ultra attentive, so I don’t know if this works, but I can’t think of how to contradict it. After Mike wants to start over with Lucy, Lucy wants to stay and fix everything. Her family doesn’t let her though. Dismayed at the prospect of leaving all of her best friends, Lucy threatens to suicide if she can’t stay. Mom, Sam, and Jordan are not convinced of the sincerity of her warning, and don’t comply. So she does try, but realizes last second it won’t fix a thing. So she needs medical attention, and Jordan is all super mad that she would hurt herself for her friends, so he has his episode at Lucy’s house. And Mike, misinterpreting the situation, tells everyone, hence Paulo’s fits of sadness.
And one chapter later, she comes out of the hospital, and everything returns to normal.
So what about all of this “Now that Lucy has left, she won’t be a major part for a while”, well, the evil Taeshi is teasing us.
So does it work? I really hope it does. I don’t seriously expect Lucy to leave, that might be bad for the fanbase. How bout it?
But maybe Blur has left. Something bad has to happen out of all of this.

Btw, where in ‘Murica will Taeshi be? I mean like, statewise? I’m in NJ, so I will be really close no matter where you’re settling in the northeast. Unless it is Maine. Oh my gosh, if it is NYC or something, I will be in blisstopia. I’m 20 minutes away. Anyway, sounds great, hope you love ‘MURICA!

Masonery July 4, 2013, 7:59 PM EST.

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Chiba July 4, 2013, 8:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #252445

This comic is now rated A.

Oceanus92 July 4, 2013, 8:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #252446

I still want to learn more towards something involving getting her deaf ear fixed, usually suspense like this ends with a simple “what?” answer.

Anon-Anon July 4, 2013, 9:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #252447

I.. Don’t know if I can keep reading this comic without Lucy being a part of it… If she doesn’t return… I don’t know if I will..

Tom-the-Foxey July 4, 2013, 9:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #252448

America isn’t usa :T

Darkgrim July 4, 2013, 9:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #252449

@Anon-Anon: Oh, it would actually be really cool if Lucy did get a hearing aid. We could all be worrying for nothing and Lucy is really in the hospital right now to get a hearing aid :O. Wait… that seems to convoluted to be true actually… but maybe it could… no. Ugh, I think I just confused myself. Why all the secrecy if she was just getting a hearing aid? Although it does seem possible. Like a plan that is just crazy enough to work.

@Tom-the-Foxey: Lucy will be back again in the future, but not right away. The next chapter will be about Rachel and Daisy… it will be a lot more positive than this one so just stick around and enjoy the ride. Right now you might be feeling down, but the next chapter might cheer you up. :)
I’m just going to stop talking now and enjoy the fireworks already. Have a happy 4th of July to all. :D

supertails19 July 4, 2013, 10:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #252450

Such feels…

Happy J 4th, ‘mericans

Sheichii July 4, 2013, 10:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #252451

Blur…. Get yo blue feather *** back her…. NOW!!!!!

tetsa zangetsu July 4, 2013, 11:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #252452

Oh god now Mike is the new depressed character. They’re just going to slowly die one by one from depression and heartbreak aren’t they?

Arkantos July 5, 2013, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #252453

Happy 4th of July, Guys an’ Gals in Am’rica!

Annie July 5, 2013, 12:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #252454

I’m guessing Mike’s mom got the news that Lucy was in the hospital, and under the impression Lucy and Mike were still great friends, she assumed Mike would be torn about, but really Mike. When you said everyone would follow you, it seems quite the opposite. Paulo loved Lucy and now can’t tell her because of you. Daisy was Lucy’s BFF, so naturally she’d be sad, an I think Abbry liked her as a friend too. And also Augustus, I wonder what he feels about this. I get the feeling Lucy jumped and Augustus brought her to the hospital. And Mike why are you crying? Isn’t this what you wanted? To be left alone? Talking to your imaginary girlfriend? Poor Lucy…

Naruko July 5, 2013, 12:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #252455

rip blur, we’ll miss you

bump July 5, 2013, 12:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #252456

Blur, you were an adorable nugget. We’ll miss you :(

honeybee July 5, 2013, 12:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #252457

@Masonery While it’s an interesting theory, I doubt Lucy’s family would try to force her to leave if she might be able to recover from her depresion. This is just a personal feeling, but the smile Lucy had on when she and Mike spoke after the play, as well as her line ‘That would be nice.’, makes me feel that she was planning on leaving anyway, and it would be a fresh start for herself, not their friendship.

As for the hearing aid theory, there’s a few questions that show major issues. Why would it take a week? Why would her brother be worried that he’d loose her? Why would Lily say Lucy wasn’t coming back? There’s other questions, but those would be my main ones.

Venorik July 5, 2013, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #252458

So whaddya guys say about Lucy moving off with her father, coming back senior year or so, but…WITH A BOYFRIEND?

Just another bystander July 5, 2013, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #252459

Is Mike’s Mom going to be okay? She looks really sad too.

KaliOfDarknesss July 5, 2013, 1:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #252460

Bye Blur.

Crazy July 5, 2013, 1:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #252462

Wait wait written out? D:
As in fed up with Mike and left for good? D:

Laufente July 5, 2013, 1:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #252463

We are so lucky this is daily posting i couldnt handle how slow this chapter would be without it

I still feel its slow i want to keep reading and see wtf is going on

DinR July 5, 2013, 1:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #252464

ok seriously…..what happened to lucy, i know shes in the hospital but what did she do? and i thought lucy and mikes relationship got mended when he said he was sorry to her at the play…GAH!! im so confused but i still love the comic

josh July 5, 2013, 2:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #252465

Please come back to ConnectiCon next year too! I’m so upset I’m missing her this year!

anemonae July 5, 2013, 2:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #252467

I’m sure Blur is going to show up again eventually, (People seem to forget Taeshi is often sarcastic in her comments and take it too seriously), my theory is he’s off either to comfort Yashy/leave with her and Lucy (because I doubt Lucy would agree to go ANYWHERE without Yashy)

MissShellGiraffe July 5, 2013, 3:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #252468

Hi Veronica!!! :D <3

Kevin Griffin 3CD July 5, 2013, 4:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #252469

Bye Blur :question:

JustSomeCritic July 5, 2013, 4:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #252470

This comic really needs an RSS feed…

daft_inquisitor July 5, 2013, 5:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #252471

@Josh: I believe the hints are that she tried to kill herself. Considering the last time we saw her was just after Final Fantasy Cat (can’t remember his name) thought he stopped her from jumping off a building. Maybe he really did stop her then, and she went through with it later.

daft_inquisitor July 5, 2013, 5:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #252472

Okey. This page is a connecting link between the back and the forward. I am sure the blue leaves should be something such as the symbol of a kind of thoughts and feelings or another character’s coming appearance, but I cannot get it right now. (Or I thought too much, that just means someone forgot to close the window. It seems to be Blur’s feather instead of leaves.) Sometimes, the subjects “nation-language&literature” and “politics/social-study/morality&mentality” are of nothing help.

HongKat July 5, 2013, 5:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #252474

I think I will just consider the chapter Intermission: Having Kittens the end of this comic till i can either emotionally detach myself or thing start to work out.

Only stumbled across this comic 3 days ago now I need the next page like a junkie needs a fix.

Chris432 July 5, 2013, 6:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #252475

Well, it makes sense; Lucy’s pets were pretty much Blur’s family, when you think about it. Being a tiny little bird, he probably shared a far deeper mutual connection with the other little creatures than with his cat “owner” who is away at school most of the time anyway.
Probably not an easy decision for him to make (given his gratitude towards Mike for rescuing him and giving him a home all those years ago) but life’s like that sometimes.

ljudet July 5, 2013, 7:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #252476

Did Blur leave, or is Blur still there, to make Mike feel even more ashamed. o: Hopefully the latter, what he said on December was really not nice thing to say. And adorable Mike on 5th panel.


Comment ID #252477

You know, the man of steel soundtrack would be perfect here.

Dave Strider July 5, 2013, 8:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #252478

Oh yeah, I forgot Mike had a pet Bird of his own.

……I’ll probably forget again.

Death of Ink July 5, 2013, 9:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #252479

Oh cruel Irony, you have such a twisted sense of humor. The very thing that Mike said would happen to Lucy, the “everyone leaving and abandoning her”, is instead happening to him. Such cruel fate to predict, not the future of another but in the end your own.

However, I do hold hope that you can fight on past this, realize your guilt, come to terms with it. And then fess up to your “crimes” and take your punishment like a real man. It will be difficult, regaining trust and friendship after such a heinous act will not fly so well with all….but have faith young Mike….I think you are capable of righting your wrongs.

Such a young…..foolish….tragic hero. Godspeed Mike, godspeed.

Zionus July 5, 2013, 9:23 AM EST.

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Oh wow, someone trying to claim they know how depression works on the internet and is completely wrong, you never see that!

OmegaB July 5, 2013, 9:50 AM EST.

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Buh. I don’t even know why I read these comments just a lot of people overreacting and hating on Mike.

Furblur July 5, 2013, 10:02 AM EST.

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There’s only a mix of feels-drunken people and argements in the comments today. What a shame

Almere July 5, 2013, 11:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #252483

Well, Sam and Jordan are EXTREMELY protective of Lucy. I bet they think she is trying to hide her real feelings and be strong, and are doing what they think is best for her. But about Lily, I forgot about that. Maybe they still wanted t o make Lucy leave, at that time? I just think it is too much of a risk for Taeshi to omit Lucy even slightly. She is the main character, and I don’t think the comic could last for long without her.

Masonery July 5, 2013, 12:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #252486

@Furblur and @Almere: There’s a good chance you might not even read this, but I thought I should give it a try. There are actually some good comments in here if you look hard enough. Problem is that people look at a few and say that it’s all terrible when it’s not. :(

@Masonery: Last time I checked, this comic has 4 main characters. Daisy, Lucy, Mike, and Paulo. It’s true that a lot of drama revolves around Lucy, but the story could very well go on while she is absent. Hey look, it’s going on right now and not a trace of Lucy on the current page. We still have Lucy’s first crush that would do anything to see her again(Paulo) and we also have her childhood best friend that needs to apologize to her for going too far(Mike) and Daisy who’s boundless positivity is needed more than ever now. Hey that explains why Daisy and Rachel(2 of the most cheerful characters in BCB) are going to be hanging out next chapter. Come on and stay for it bit, it’ll be a blast 8-D.

Looks like I almost forgot the main point… Lucy is not the only main character, the story could keep going while she is gone(Lucy will be back again eventually so why not be here when we see her again), even if Lucy is gone for months, she will still bet talked and thought about anyways by her friends, and we’ll also have plenty of other side stories that Taeshi probably worked hard on that she wants us to read and enjoy along the way.

supertails19 July 5, 2013, 12:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #252700

The blue bird of murder just left… Lucky mike. Close your window before you sleep or it’ll be back :p

Steel Wings July 7, 2013, 3:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #279966

he left you because you became a dick ._.

kav April 24, 2014, 4:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #291414

“Written out” eh?

Not as “written out” as K!zune was.


SotiCoto December 14, 2014, 10:24 AM EST.

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