80. Happy Hour, page posted 11/4/13

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Comment ID #264258

“I bless the rains down in Africa…”

The rain on your face…


I’ll just be over here in the corner.

Twoplusfiveequallsseven November 4, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #264259

Awwwww ;_;

Jonas97face November 4, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #264260


Solaris November 4, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #264261

Uh-oh. D:

TheLazyCharmander November 4, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #264262

Well at least we know three do miss her a lot for sure :)

EvilKitty3 November 4, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #264263

nobody could love her for who she really was, alright. 100% fact. yuuuup

Whimsicott November 4, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #264264

Mike is just smiling away in the corner.

Wheatly November 4, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #264265

Omg lol, Daisy’s face xD

Iti November 4, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #264266

Lay down.
Try not to cry.
Cry a lot.

Nomani November 4, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #264267

Oh jesus. xD Now come the tears…

e_e Teenage angst and alcohol = bad times for everyone—


And of course Rachel and Amaya looking like, “Oh, guys, c’mon…” with sympathetic looks abound.


—Screw it as soon as I can I’m doing that. It’s happening.

Yaschiri November 4, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #264268

Aaargh gimme the next page!! And I wanna now what happened to Lucy! ;_;

Kaktus November 4, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #264269

We ll sht we all miss her

TheGentleman November 4, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #264270

Come back Lucy…

We miss you

Why can’t they all go see her at the hospital?? Or is she still there? She obviously isn’t going back home either way. She going to go live with her dad?

Bryan November 4, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #264271

Well this is going downhill really fast.

Dudeler November 4, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #264272

Awww…. We all miss her too :( But I’m sure she’ll be back some day, until then I’m absolutely loving every page you’ve done Taeshi, your comic is probably the only thing there is where the filler is my favorite :)

Brian November 4, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #264273

Buzz kill.

Fluffy November 4, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #264274

This is the exact OPPOSITE of what you do when you’re drunk. Your number one goal is to NOT be sad.

This is how bad things happen.

This is why we can’t have nice things.

Hunnikitty November 4, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #264275

People are sobbing, and Mike is just sitting there, in his drunken haze, and smiling blissfully. I’m not sure if he will make it out of that party without doing something bad. Like confessing what happened. Maybe Paulo tells the others instead?

Also, that awkward laughter that tried to hide the fact that they all miss her. Christ, it broke my heart a little. I hope everything gets talked through at one point or another, because they need to do it.

Strawberryblossom November 4, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #264276

Mike is the only one who’s not caring about Lucy. At least while drunk. In the end, all the mess with Lucy was his fault, since the beginning. I hope he will notice soon.

SHM November 4, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #264277

Wait. Is David not drunk!?!? I think he’s one of the most surprising to not be drunk… yet not surprising?

TheCreatrix November 4, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #264278

Mike is the only one who isn’t sad in the final panel. :/

Sty November 4, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #264279


*ahem* Hope the volume 3 works out. I can’t donate though. No money.

Kora The FoxDragon November 4, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #264280

@Bryan Shes with her Father now.

Sanchan November 4, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #264281

This page is for all the people saying that everyone forgot about Lucy. They can’t sulk all the time, but it just goes to show that in the end, they all love her even with her faults. Or maybe they love her because she’s faulty :) and Mike is just sitting there being drunk. Something in my gut tells me he’ll spill the beans soon, and it wont be pretty…

Btw @Taeshi ,Rachel’s nose sorta dissapears in the last panel, just in case you hadn’t noticed :P

Yelikarts November 4, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #264282


Hes natruely high or drunk on life :D

Sanchan November 4, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #264283

AND cue the drunken crying haha.

Just a Girl November 4, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #264284

And alcohol brings it all out, I suppose we have seen them do a bit of individual grieving over their missing friend now we might see them all share what they feel with each other. although I am wondering why everyone seems sad in the last panel except Mike who is smiling, guessing he is thinking of the good times.

Chrisd765 November 4, 2013, 1:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #264285

uh ohhhhhhh my “sh**-hitting-the-fan-soon” senses are tingling….

Flying Potato November 4, 2013, 1:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #264286

Oh no they’re all sad! ;_;

Why is Mike not sad though? Mad Lucy

Damage November 4, 2013, 1:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #264287

;_; so sad…

Suzy November 4, 2013, 1:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #264288

I love this comic and I love the characters, but I do find it kinda unrealistic that they were all so incredibly fond of Lucy.

I can understand mike, Paulo and Sue missing her a lot, since Sue seemed to have a very close relationship with her, Paulo fancies her (I’m not sure if he genuinely loves her though - I think he THINKS he loves her but right now I think it’s just very, very strong infatuation) and Mike was her best friend and he feels guilty for what he did. Mike was abused by her a lot, but he did also get to see another side to her that not many other characters do.
However, Lucy barely ever referred to herself as anyone else’s friend, and always seemed to act like she didn’t care about them around them, even though I know she was. On the second page of the comic she kicks Daisy in the face, and she always seems to be scowling and complaining. I know WE as the reader see her softer side, and so do characters like mike and Sue, but she always acted cold (deliberately as a defense mechanism) around most of the other characters.

I still want to see her come back, and I can’t wait for everyone to be reunited, and I am glad they do miss her and love her - I’m just not entirely sure why they ALL love her so much, other than her looks and OCCASIONAL friendliness.

Dolphinbread November 4, 2013, 1:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #264289

Ohhhh something tells me Mike is going to blurt something out

Dat1person November 4, 2013, 1:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #264290

I’d donate to your kick starter, but I’m saving for a 3ds and pokemon, so sorry but no.

MobileCrusader November 4, 2013, 1:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #264291

I love how people think with only logic =v=”a. LOL

Arc November 4, 2013, 1:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #264292


wr3h November 4, 2013, 1:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #264293

I so want the 128usd bundle on Kickstarter, and yesterday I spent all my spare money on an FPGA devkit ;_;
I wish the KS lasted something like 30 days instead of the 18, and I’ll be all over that one after next paycheck :love:

Tiido November 4, 2013, 1:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #264294

And theres the water works.

Leaf November 4, 2013, 1:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #264295

Hurk, my heart can’t take much more of this. Be strong and don’t cry, be strong and don’t cry, be strong and don’t… damn it. ;_; ;_;

Mike I realize you are completely drunk, but don’t you think the others might find it odd that they are all moping over Lucy’s disappearance and you seemingly don’t care one bit? Uhh, wipe that smile away before they start getting suspicious… I know your secret Mike… i’d be a shame if your friends found out about it and you were left all alone with no one to talk too… not even your girlfriend who might just be too busy for you one day and then your tears will flow freely as the regret and sadness hit you like a ton of bricks. Hopefully not actual bricks, but with these crazy kids you never know. 8-)

Sapphire20 November 4, 2013, 1:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #264296

I said - don’t cry… O^O please…
ok then let’s hope Mike won’t talk it out (we obviously know why) because if that happens he’ll not be “Paulo’s best friend” anymore.

JayLime November 4, 2013, 1:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #264297

It looks like mike is to drunk to even no what everyone is talking about.

Blue fox November 4, 2013, 1:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #264298

@Taeshi: I liked Paulo’s impression of Mike better. :D

Hawz November 4, 2013, 1:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #264299

Anyone hear a phone ringing? Anyone?


Well, that’s odd, because I fudging CALLED IT.

On a serious note though, I think the only reason Michael doesn’t appear to be sad is because he’s completely out of it. No doubt he’ll snap back tomorrow, allowing more angst to ensue.

ThatOneGuy November 4, 2013, 1:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #264300

ahhhh! volume 3!! must find cash! D:

ComicGuy November 4, 2013, 1:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #264301

and abby? :question:

rex_inazaky November 4, 2013, 1:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #264302

Guys I was just thinking…
What if Lucy’s dad lives where Sandy does? O.e

Benjamin November 4, 2013, 1:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #264303

If you don’t know why everyone loves LUCY so much then you don’t know LUCY. She is the queen. Lucy is like a rose. beautiful with a chance of harm.
@ supertails19 well it looks like mikes good time may be coming to a end. I still do not think there will be any physical violence. Paulo would be the only one to worry about.

Blue fox November 4, 2013, 1:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #264304

I think it’s significant that only Daisy and Sue are crying, while they guys are still drunk as a flying fu—
Daisy’s face imitating Lucy’s “angry face” on panel 5 is halarious. She looks like a little curly-haired dictator in a blue, frilly dress.

Blank On Purpose November 4, 2013, 1:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #264305

Even when drunk they can’t stop remembering Lucy.

Keyblade Dragon November 4, 2013, 1:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #264306

oh no.. angst…. ;_;

Adrian November 4, 2013, 1:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #264307

On the sixth panel I though that the circle on Paulo’s back was a belly button and I was like what?! :question:

Anonymous November 4, 2013, 1:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #264308

Awwww ;_;
that’s sad

BCBfan147 November 4, 2013, 1:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #264309

Help, I’ve fallen in a pit of feels. ;_;

Wootberries November 4, 2013, 1:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #264310

Bittersweet Candyfeel

Zephyr November 4, 2013, 2:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #264311

poor everyone

Phillip November 4, 2013, 2:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #264312

Is it just me or is Mike smilling in the last frame? MIKE I WILL EAT YOU Furious Abbey

Be scared. Be very scared Mad Lucy

The G November 4, 2013, 2:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #264313

Awww. More proof that Lucy was more central to the group than Mike would have told her. Anger blinds you to how much you need someone there, even if you don’t love the person.

Darn you, Mike. All these feels, and they’re your fault!

The G: I think it’s a grimace. Note the furrowed (?) brow.

Demo November 4, 2013, 2:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #264314

Look at Mike, smiling like a drunk pr1ck at his work.

He’s about to get his come-up-ens. Booze will make sure of it.

Turmoil November 4, 2013, 2:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #264315

Mike is smiling in the last panel… let’s hope it’s because of alcohol

Aprilkitty November 4, 2013, 2:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #264316

I feel like a drunken Mike’s about to get busted. He’s the only one in the group not crying

MissShellGiraffe November 4, 2013, 2:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #264317

That’s cute….
But really sad :’(

Xylee November 4, 2013, 2:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #264318

in before Mike tells all in his state of drunken glory

Also, I honestly think it would be really fun and interesting if Lucy and Sandy went to the same school. I know it’s the obvious thing to happen but I’d still like it.

kettle November 4, 2013, 2:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #264319

And the feel begins.

BlossomWolf November 4, 2013, 2:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #264320

Poor them. :<

Well I guess most of them are still kind of there, except for Mike. I think he’s going to be checked out for a couple of hours.


HLTH November 4, 2013, 2:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #264321

So is Lucy… Dead?

CyanScorpion November 4, 2013, 2:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #264322

its not a good idea to reminisce about people that are gone. it would be funny and mean if she came back and just said she went to camp or something

DinR November 4, 2013, 2:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #264323

Alcohol is a great truth serum.
Now we’ll just wait for someone to ask the question on why Lucy had to go.
Preferable while Mike hasn’t passed out.

Zeave November 4, 2013, 2:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #264324

Love how Mike is smiling while the others are crying :(

Mimi November 4, 2013, 3:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #264325

Daisy and Sue, again, look absolutely wrecked. :(

I can’t tell if Mike is too drunk to process what they’re talking about, here. Or if he’s just passed out in a drunken stupor like a lightweight. :smirk: He seemed pretty upset about the whole thing himself after she was actually good and gone. Kinda hoping something slips during this party.

J November 4, 2013, 3:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #264326

Has Lucy been written out???

Anonymous November 4, 2013, 3:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #264327

lol guys mike is the only one still smiling
maul him

boh... November 4, 2013, 3:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #264328

@bluefox - being beautiful doesn’t make somebody a good friend or good company. It’s not exactly something she should be praised for either - its something she was born with.
Now I like Lucy, but as readers we’ve gotten to see the inner workings of her mind and how she DOES actually care about the others - but aside from the odd kind word to Sue, the occasional nice word to mike and crying to Paulo they’ve never really seen her do anything nice. I understand why the readers love her - I just don’t understand why the others do.
I can see them liking her, or like I said the people who got to know her missing her, but it’s like the whole group is devastated she’s gone, and she barely interacted with some of them aside from calling them names or punching them.

Dolphinbread November 4, 2013, 3:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #264329

Sigh…Lucy we miss you so… *cries* much! :,,,,(

Jayden November 4, 2013, 3:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #264330

still wait for them to turn on mike and maybe lynch him

matt November 4, 2013, 3:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #264331

I’m getting this feeling, it’s telling me that this chap will be FULL of confessions to go around….

Subaru November 4, 2013, 3:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #264332

*kills Mike*

Done. Let’s move on with our lives.

xox November 4, 2013, 3:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #264333

Lucy where are you?! T-T those feelings :(

eagle November 4, 2013, 4:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #264334

“Outta my way, Geekbait!”

MeowBirdy November 4, 2013, 4:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #264335

Everyone starts frowning or crying except for Mike. He be like -
“why do I see sparkles when I close my eyes?”
Mike you drunk, go home.

Chinatsu November 4, 2013, 4:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #264336

Paulo isn’t crying.

He nodded off. He looks to be asleep.
It’s only Sue and Daisy

Housey November 4, 2013, 4:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #264337

We’re missing David’s reaction. Is he just as sad or not? ;_;
Also Mike’s reaction makes me wonder if he knows what is going on or being said.

Seoq November 4, 2013, 4:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #264338

I’m gonna laugh if Paulo calls out Mike for not crying..

not even because he’s suspicious of him but because he is drunk

stealthy toast November 4, 2013, 4:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #264339

@ Dolphinbread well her friends see through her and know just how clingey she is and how nice she can actually be as well as her loving side. the hitting and name calling is just how she is. yea what i said earlier came out wrong. it does sound like i said they only love her for her looks and i no that’s knot true. i was trying to say she is bittersweet. she is okay to be around for company but handle her wrong and you will feel some discomfort.

Blue fox November 4, 2013, 4:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #264340

;-; i miss lucy 2

1337c47 November 4, 2013, 4:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #264341

is lucy kill or something? cause that wasnt made clear.

aidsman November 4, 2013, 4:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #264342

So many feels…

GLaDOS November 4, 2013, 5:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #264343

@aidsman: It was made perfectly clear several chapters ago. She was in the hospital for an undisclosed reason (possibly a suicide attempt, possibly just an accident) and she was going to be there for a WEEK because she was going to be FINE and then her DAD was going to collect her because she was MOVING to be with her dad.

Jordan was quite depressed because she has depression and he has been unable to help and he doesn’t want her to die.

This is perfectly clear if you read all the pages in the chapter together or at least reread the previous ones that you don’t remember because you only get the full picture when all the pieces are there.

Moogle November 4, 2013, 5:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #264344

you wanted the lucy you get the cry -.-

gugu November 4, 2013, 5:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #264345

Got my pledge in. Oh yeah. Feels good.

Also, Ha, @Boh… “Maul him”
I didn’t even notice he was still smiling.


Ravako November 4, 2013, 5:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #264346

Ok, here’s where I feel Michael’s gonna say something that prolly should be kept to himself… I mean, look at him over there - he’s not phased at all.

Paulo is either sulking or has passed out, asleep. I’m not sure at the moment…

Oh, look at that - David is the only one not dressed in clothes. (Took nee a while to notice, huh?) Was he uninformed or did he just choose not to wear anything?

Naoki November 4, 2013, 5:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #264347

@Zeave: I wouldn’t say it is a great truth serum. It CAN make things you’d normally be too embarrassed to say come out, but it can also make a ton of things you don’t mean come out too. The part of your brain that says ‘you don’t mean that, that is stupid, that is a goddamn lie and you’re not saying it, you’re never saying that’ is inhibited by alcohol so both truth and lies can come out when someone is drunk, usually a mishmash of both though.

Moogle November 4, 2013, 5:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #264348

Guys Paulo Sue and Daisy aren’t the only three that miss Daisy like that…. Rachel hasnt been around Lucy enough to cry about her like that… she only associated with Lucy a few times.,, David is most likely bawling in the corner by himself….. And Amaya is too mute too cry in fron of everyone… ya’ll should know that

ChedderBOX November 4, 2013, 5:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #264349

@aidsman i think it’s implied that she attempted suicide. and is now living with her dad to get away from the cause of the attempt.(which is heavily implied to have been mike)

nightarix November 4, 2013, 5:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #264350

Small talk does not work when you are drunk.

Maith1 November 4, 2013, 5:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #264351


Christen November 4, 2013, 5:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #264352

Inb4 a drunken Mike spills the beans.

asdf November 4, 2013, 5:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #264353

I am just waiting for a bunch of confessions to happen, for someone to reveal exactly what occurred when Lucy left (the details of suicide, moving, etc., and the reasons it all happened), or for Lucy to show up out of the blue and cheer everyone up.

I'll Eat Yourself November 4, 2013, 5:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #264354

So, i’m confused, is lucy actually gonna be in the comic anymore?

Sulfer November 4, 2013, 6:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #264355

Sue looks like Lucy in panel 2. IMO at least I’ve seen that expression somewhere in the comics

Mcturtle November 4, 2013, 6:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #264357

FINALLY they’re acknowledging the disappearance of Lucy.

The Nameless One November 4, 2013, 6:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #264358

BTW, on the last panel, Mike’s the only one that hasn’t changed from happy to sad. I’m guessing that he’s gonna say something REAL stupid (like “Oh well, good riddance to bad rubbish!”) on the next page tomorrow & he will make everyone rage at him.

The Nameless One November 4, 2013, 6:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #264359

;c poor lucy maow…

Wolfy November 4, 2013, 6:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #264360

Mike…whipe that smile off your face T-T

Trubeque November 4, 2013, 6:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #264361

Oh god trying to acknowledge Lucy’s being gone is probably the hardest for them…except for the ever smiling Mike over there of course.
And OH MY GOD volume 3 how long have I waited for thee!

Kidhate November 4, 2013, 7:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #264362

Mr-Hero-Bio November 4, 2013, 7:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #264363

I like David’s character, he’s just himself simple and honest. He may be a bit goofy but he’s kind to everyone and is honest and doesn’t beat around the bush.

:( I do miss Lucy though

Niv November 4, 2013, 7:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #264364

I just never got y they love someone who was such a hateir so much. I mean i get it they are used to having her around, but as much as i like lucy she’s kinda of a bitch. Daisy didn’t like her at first, and eventualy she grew on her. The boys loved her because she’s hot. Ever wonder if they’d like her to the point of tears if she was always ****** off and ugly? :question: I just no deep down if and when we see her again she will be even more likeable. She’ll have had the theripy or be on medication to level out her bipolor. I bet she’ll be the life of the party. Mike would have trouble with sandy, and lucy would shut mike down. I hope that happens for lucy. She’s a great character with so much room for character growth…..or she could come back and smack everybody for being babys 8-D lol its lucy u never know who’s comming to dinner

JustSomeCritic November 4, 2013, 7:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #264365

I don’t know if I wasn’t paying attention or missed something but, is Lucy dead in some way or did she just leave with someone? Or is it one of those “leave it to the readers’ imagination” things where Taeshi doesn’t tell us what happened? I’m just unclear on that subject

TwitchMan November 4, 2013, 7:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #264366

D: It’s too sad!!!! :’(

Mikika Hatari November 4, 2013, 7:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #264367


freaquentflyer November 4, 2013, 8:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #264368

The truth to tsundere, is despite her brash outer wall, everyone knows she’s a big puddle of mush on the inside. Despite her efforts its obvious. You can ask anyone that’s ever been friends with me. It sort of leaks out of you in small moments and people aren’t as clueless as we think they are.

Lickit&stickit November 4, 2013, 8:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #264369

I wonder how Mike and Sandy are doing… She’s a nice girl despite the drama she created… It would be neat to introduce her :)

evalie November 4, 2013, 8:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #264370

David doesn’t look very drunk at all.

GooltheFool November 4, 2013, 8:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #264371

Anyone else wondering why Mike isn’t crying in the last slide?
I dunno, I thought he’d be just as bad as Paulo, mostly when it was his fault it happened.
I just hope this means Mike will man up and do what needs to be done!

Mel November 4, 2013, 9:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #264372

I’m just…crying right now :(

SeasonPrecure November 4, 2013, 9:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #264373

Lucy went through a lot of character development recently. She was beginning to open up and rely on her friends. There are also incidents where she protects her friends. A lot of people miss the massive character development that happens in between Acapulco and now. She stepped back and realized what she was like: she decided to change. I think that her friends miss the new Lucy: the one who can love Paulo and be a rock for everyone else. It is similar to Tessa’s situation earlier: must she be always judged for her past actions, or does she get another chance?

Also, I think I know what is going to happen here. Everybody but Abbey is drunk. Now they are going to have a massive argument about Lucy. Secrets will come out, and everyone will have a good cry. Then everyone forgets everything: except for the one guy who is not drunk. Now Abbey is keeper of secrets! Bets on how long he will keep them, anyone?

Edit: David also appears to not be drunk. However, I doubt that he is paying enough attention. He never does

Lordofrye November 4, 2013, 9:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #264374

Mike isn’t smiling in the last panel, I believe that to be the outline of her other ear. I’m pretty sure after his breakdown he wouldn’t be smirking in a situation like that.

Zephyr November 4, 2013, 9:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #264375

@lordofrye that is a good point and very true, I just wish it hadn’t taken her 10 years to realise how badly she treated her friends.
I also agree with what another commenter put up top (I forget your name sorry!) and it leaves a bad taste in my mouth - I genuinely don’t think any of the guys would have put up with her long enough to even see her good side if she wasn’t physically beautiful.
I can understand the characters missing her but to the point of tears seems a bit much, since even though she’d recently decided to try and change (which is good and she is clearly trying hard) she’s so easily forgiven for 10 years of being a constant jerk to everyone because she was ignored in kindergarten.

Dolphinbread November 4, 2013, 10:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #264376

Hold up for sec.
I can get Abbey, definitely, but DAVID!?

Your Mom November 4, 2013, 10:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #264377

@Dolphinbread She didn’t know everyone for 10 years man, only some people, and they probably know about how she went to hospital, not to mention she was very….quiet? prior to her leave. They all knew something was up and they were worried for her, and they didn’t even get to see her or see if she was okay or say bye before she left. I think they felt closer to her than we, the readers, thought.
Also, she’s a kid, not an adult with time under her belt. Do you honestly think a kid will learn that she’s being bad to her friends when no one bothered to talk to her about it for 10 years? No one really said anything so she probably thought she wasn’t being that bad. And not everyone will realize it on their own when they’re a kid. That’s what I think at least.

DarkCrystal828 November 4, 2013, 11:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #264378

Did anyone else notice how Mike is the only one still smiling in the last panel?

Caitlynn Moss November 4, 2013, 11:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #264379

David knows what’s up

Box November 4, 2013, 11:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #264380

not sure if anyone’s pointed this out, that’s sue’s ear, not mike’s mouth. Christ stop trying to demonize the guy.

buchanen_neket November 4, 2013, 11:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #264381

When you think on it, while everyone had their own way of ‘coping’. None of them ever really talked to each other about the situation. Despite being drunk, its a good way to get these emotions off their chest.

Until Mike fudges everything up.

P.S. Backed for my bag and book! Already got most of the goodies I can afford in the last kickstarter. Hope this one is as much of a success!

@buchanen_neket No, pretty sure that’s his mouth. Look at the previous two panels. I think he’s honestly just too out of it.

Fenfir November 5, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #264382

Everyone certainly including Daisy is ;_; (but except Mike, he’s KO by alcohol, and maybe later by Sue again) .

HongKat November 5, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #264383

@Taeshi: Amaya’s whiskers disappeared in the last panel.

Anyone else notice?

Hawz November 5, 2013, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #264384

I don’t see it. It looks too thin and is too white for it not to be a smile. This doesn’t mean I agree with everybody, mike does not deserve any punishment. Him smiling is probably because he is just as high as Paulo, but even more out of it.

Twoplusfiveequalsseven November 5, 2013, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #264385

Hm, from the way his face looks in those three panels compared to everyone else, I would guess that Mike is just slightly delayed in the awkward laughter. Probably due to him being a lightweight. XD

KoiInTheRedPond November 5, 2013, 1:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #264386

Ya know, I’m pretty sure Lucy’s parents aren’t separated in the first place for her to go live with her dad. The word of god reason we never see her father is because he’s busy driving race cars. nothing about him not living with the family. Lucy’s mom refers to him as ‘her race car driving stud’ so I’m pretty sure the dad lives there when he has down time. Lucy’s dad was probably coming to the hospital to uhhh see his daughter because she’s in a hospital (possibly for suicide attempt)? If her dad is only away from home due to his career, having her go live with him in a life of traveling where he obviously can’t pay any attention to her (we never see him now!) wouldn’t make any sense for someone who needs stability and support for months to come. However, I am still trying to find the logic in why everything in her room is missing if she hasn’t moved in with another relative, (so maybe there are more relatives we don’t know about, or maybe her older brother doesn’t live in the house anymore?).

another Anon November 5, 2013, 1:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #264387

Wonder what Rachel’s friends are thinking right now?

Teddy November 5, 2013, 1:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #264388

Happy Hour… Oh the irony…

Rusco Istar November 5, 2013, 1:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #264389

I think it’s realy Time that Lucy comes back.
Like SUPRISE SUPRISE I was Never gone :D

Feliene November 5, 2013, 1:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #264390

I thought it said Lucy was going to make a recovery, but everyone’s acting like she actually died.

Follarch November 5, 2013, 1:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #264391

Off topic, but Sue looks great in brown.

Ellie November 5, 2013, 1:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #264392

Now I’m sad.

Mr. Me November 5, 2013, 2:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #264393

And feels strike again!!! I do love how even at times like this they think or their friend not there. Way to be awesome Daisy!

Kikimmicoa November 5, 2013, 2:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #264394

If it is his mouth then it’s pretty misshaped (too forward, too high in panel 8, and askewed 30 to 40 degrees too far in panel 7. Seriously it’s practically sideways.), the alignment appears closer to lining up with Sue’s head. Compare panel 6 (where it is his mouth) to panels 7 and 8. You can see the difference.

Also consider Taeshi reads the comments and sees what the current vibe is among the readers. She’s also thrown quite a few red herrings in occasionally. Could it not be possible that she drew it like that on purpose to get a certain set of commenters blowing up at Mike?

Basically the eyes see what they want to see and all that. If you don’t like mike you see him smiling, if you are indifferent or still like him you see it as sue’s ear.

buchanen_neket November 5, 2013, 2:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #264396

It is Sue’s ear. There is no way around that. I like the idea of it being drawn on purpose for fans to have a mild debate about, but that’s probably just thinking too far into it. There is no doubt in my mind that it is just Sue’s ear, and it just gives the optical illusion of it being Mike’s mouth.

Good call though guys, cuz I admittedly see it too. 8-)

Zephyr November 5, 2013, 2:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #264397

I think that’s Mike’s smile.
If that is Sue’s ear then that is a really skinny ear.

anon November 5, 2013, 4:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #264398

I still don’t understand.

Let’s just write out a major character with no real explanation on how or why. Just lots of moping. One of the reasons I am not enjoying BCB at the moment because it just feels kind of glazed over, like it never happened and we don’t know why everyone’s mopy.

If she’s dead, okay I can get the mopyness, if she got the singing thing and moved away then good for her everyone take a chill pill, but not this vague non-committed “something” that’s just torn her out of the story.

Deadly-Bagel November 5, 2013, 5:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #264399

DX nooo! their talking about Lucy again!!! I still have a question, when is Lucy ever coming back? She’s my fav character ;_;

Hunter&Bro November 5, 2013, 6:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #264400


Reread the past chapters. There’s clues all over the place, but more or less, it’s that Lucy attempted suicide. She survived and has now moved away. Now it seemed earlier that it was going to be for something else but at this point it might be to seek therapy. I don’t know what laws Taeshi is basing the comic off of (US, Eastern, Australian) but i know that in the US if you survive a suicide attempt it’s usually mandated (varying from place to place, sometimes it’s court mandated sometimes the hospital or police have the authority to mandate) that you be admitted into a “psychiatric clinic” (quotations because it has a wide definition by law, it can mean an actual clinic or a mental ward) as you’ve become a danger to yourself.

buchanen_neket November 5, 2013, 7:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #264401

Mike didn’t seem to be affected, but I’ll just sit back and see how this plays out..

Hunter November 5, 2013, 7:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #264402

Lucy was just awesome. If you think she was written out of the comic or killed off im sorry to say you are a idiot. She is one of the main protagonist and mikes future girlfriend. Lucy will come back when she feels like it. Were is lucy everyone keeps asking? Taeshi did not want to say were lucy went because she wants you to use your imagination!

Blue fox November 5, 2013, 8:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #264403

aawww nice to see that they do really miss lucy. with out her there was no fun at all. ;)

robyn November 5, 2013, 9:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #264404

@Blue Fox: She is at her dad’s house. It was stated that her dad would be coming to get her once she was out of the hospital.

And she may or may not be Mike’s future girlfriend. I’d rather she wasn’t though. Mike, though he never meant to, did turn Lucy into who she was, and if there was another serious problem again, it is possible that Mike would listen to someone else who was biased (this time it was Sandy and she was biased against Lucy due to only hearing bad things) again instead of himself and as a result, let his anger build until he explodes again. And Lucy has a ton of issues to work through before she can consider a relationship.

Moogle November 5, 2013, 10:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #264454


that guy November 5, 2013, 4:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #264455

I got incredibly sad rather quickly but I couldn’t help but laugh at Mike’s face which still looks goofy as all hell

Tealjoy November 5, 2013, 4:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #264498

@that guy: Heck? He is even smiling!!! That JERK!!!! :(

Vanilla November 5, 2013, 10:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #264533

I think that Mike is smiling. Probably because he’s such a lightweight.
I find it strange if it is supposed to be Sue’s ear cause one of her ears are down because she is so sad. Shouldn’t the other ear be down as well.

Yeah so I think Mike is smiling :unsure:

Jonas97face November 6, 2013, 12:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #264645

I don’t wanna wait 8000+ hours

Partpup November 6, 2013, 9:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #265078

Well, at least we know Dave isn’t drunk. Also, that was so sad in the last panel how they started to cry because of how much they miss her. She really was a big part of their life

Timni November 10, 2013, 1:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #276257

ok must be missing some thing I figured lucy tried to kill her self but has it been a week yet she should be there

....... March 1, 2014, 1:13 PM EST.

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