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Sleepingfox November 7, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

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Looks like its confession time :)

EvilKitty3 November 7, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

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Mike’s gonna pop

Tiido November 7, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

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Here it comes… D:

TheLazyCharmander November 7, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

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And Mike breaks down ;_;

Jonas97face November 7, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

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Twoplussfiveequalsseven November 7, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #264680

I worry now.

Axel November 7, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

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oh damn, it’s happening!

Owonyc November 7, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #264683

Here it comes, the beans are coming out and mike is giving them away

Alfavhunter November 7, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #264684

Uh Oh, what is it Mikey? =/

Bolgverk November 7, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #264685

What mike? Aren’t you suppose to be too drunk for the feels. All these feeeeeeels.

Twoplussfiveequalsseven November 7, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

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Only mike….=I

Akiriuu November 7, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

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Hawz November 7, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

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Oh something snapped.

Mego November 7, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

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Wow to lucy. Well looks like the dam is breaking down.

TheGentleman November 7, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

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“This drink… is too damn small! *sob*”

Shiloh November 7, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

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Christine November 7, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #264692

Poor Mike…here comes the confession we’ve been waiting for.

Jayden November 7, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #264693

Here it comes, the moment every Mike hater has been waiting for.

Wheatly November 7, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

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THERE IT IS! I been waiting for this moment! I am sure I ain’t the only one too.

Leaf November 7, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #264695

Let the feelings out mike. You no you still love LUCY . And it’s your fault she left. Just tell everyone and get it over with your only hurting yourself more by playing denial.

Blue fox November 7, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

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I expect him to say something unrelated to his fight with Lucy. Or maybe it’s just me hoping the mood wont be spoiled…

Yelikarts November 7, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

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Xanopt1con November 7, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

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Mike just realized how wrong “No one could ever love you for what you really are” was :unsure:

Sty November 7, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

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Oh god I fear for Mike if he does confess what he said to Lucy, We just know that the rest of the group will go insane on him.

Fernando November 7, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

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Anyone else think Mike turns bipolar when drunk.

TheGentleman November 7, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

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I’m starting to imagine how they will react… D: btw i really don’t want something bad to happen *le imaginig 5 chapters from now* omg dis is bad

Xanopt1con November 7, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

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burn baby burn

dog November 7, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

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I guess now is the time for me to practice gritting my teeth on Mike’s behalf cause I smell danger and a hell of alot of grief coming for him.

TheGentleman November 7, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

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What. Come on, guys. How come only the drunk ones toast to Lucy. WAS SHE NOT YOUR FRIEND, DAVID? 8-D And Amayaaaa, I am disappointed… :x

Alaystus November 7, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

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Seggi November 7, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

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also nice beard sue

dog November 7, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.

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Here it comes! :unsure: the guilt trip.
I think there should be a little short Amaya arc after this drama is done. Who agrees?

Seoq November 7, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.

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Oh noes.
He might just spill the beans.
And everyone is gonna antagonize him totally forgetting that Lucy was as culprit as him. Totally forgetting she bullied him for years. Totally forgetting it was called for. Michael said it by loud to her in the wrongest possible way but heck they are a bunch of horny teens anyway, that’s why it’s fun to mock them up.
Better than soup operas.

Knux-the-Killer November 7, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.

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Confeeeeeesssss Mikeeeee.

Then everyone go fix the problem. Do it.

70lemons November 7, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.

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Where’d sue get the bottle from? Her hands were empty before…

Uh oh…. are we finally realizing what we’ve done?

Theseus November 7, 2013, 1:11 PM EST.

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Did someone say Amaya arc
@Seoq You are a genius

Alaystus November 7, 2013, 1:11 PM EST.

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This is what happens when you guys hate on Mike. Yes this is irrevocably all his fault and yes he was a big jerk, but they’re young. Sometimes expressing how you really feel is harder at that age and you end up doing the opposite. I feel sorry for Mike cuz I’ve been there before.

Zephyr November 7, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.

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I feel sorry for Mike cause of what he is going through, he’s carrying quite a weight around and its all going to come out which will probably end bad for him with how his friends are going to react.

on the other hand it looks like he spilled his beer which a punishable offense.

Chrisd765 November 7, 2013, 1:14 PM EST.

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I would also propose a toast to Lucy.

Keyblade Dragon November 7, 2013, 1:15 PM EST.

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They must think that Mike has bipolar problems when he’s drunk. Although it must really have hurt him that much because you know, he knows that Lucy is a kind of person that closes everyone out and said something harsh. When he realized the impact of what he said, it was too late so that’s why he’s having such a big downer. Welp. Can’t help it Mike. What’s said is said, I only hope that in the near future Lucy will appear again, much more happier and social of course, and they make amends. :) Surely they’ll get past over it. Also I want to know what happened with Sandy. Like, she’s been MIA for toooo looong. And of course I want to know what impact Lucy’s disappearance have with their relationship.

PS. I miss Yashy. :(

Anonymousx101 November 7, 2013, 1:16 PM EST.

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Tell them the truth, Mike. We all know you’re harboring regrets.

Lena November 7, 2013, 1:16 PM EST.

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I feel that the truth is finally comming out. Mike played a major role in this and now he’s paying the price.

Keyblade Dragon November 7, 2013, 1:17 PM EST.

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God dammit, drunk Mike. Don’t do it. D:

Triniking November 7, 2013, 1:18 PM EST.

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…this does not bode well.

SXR123 November 7, 2013, 1:21 PM EST.

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TBlackfeet November 7, 2013, 1:25 PM EST.

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I can say just one word (if Mike is really going to tell them what happened): FINALLY!

SHM November 7, 2013, 1:25 PM EST.

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Poor Mikie :(

FluffyVK November 7, 2013, 1:26 PM EST.

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1.,,Your dumb rebound.. He doesn’t even LOVE you.” Paulo breaks down at the very thought of Lucy gone.
2.,,Nobody could love you for who you are.” They turn a birthday party into a crying party ‘cause of her depart and end it with a toast in her name.
What Mike, are you choking on all those pathetic and selfish words you had to swallow back down? :smirk:

B-Dawg November 7, 2013, 1:27 PM EST.

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To all those saying Mike has “just realised what he has done to Lucy” (or something along those lines, I encourage you to look at the end of chapter 75 again - think he worked it out back then when he was sober.

In other news, please, please, PLEASE let mike be crying for something silly, like the bottle-clinking being too loud (he is sensitive to sound after all).

ThatOneGuy November 7, 2013, 1:28 PM EST.

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“Mike? What’s wrong?”
“It’s just…I…I…I left the salmon out! Now it’ll go bad!” ;_;
…what? Everyone else is already saying Lucy. What’s wrong with a little originality, huh?

Oceanus92 November 7, 2013, 1:30 PM EST.

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Awww, Mikey. Sweetie. :unsure: /puts a blanket over Maishul, snuggles him forever


Lizzie November 7, 2013, 1:30 PM EST.

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And now he hates himself because he realizes he cant take back what he said,

void November 7, 2013, 1:34 PM EST.

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whoop there it is

Day November 7, 2013, 1:34 PM EST.

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Confession time >:D prepare for a furious paulo’s revenge >:D

eagle November 7, 2013, 1:35 PM EST.

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Potential scenarios:
10.) ORGY 8-D

Hawz November 7, 2013, 1:37 PM EST.

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uh oh… D:

Adept-eX November 7, 2013, 1:37 PM EST.

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YES YES YES!!! Confess Mike. Confess to your crimes.

Quill November 7, 2013, 1:38 PM EST.

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Oh gosh, here it comes….I’ve been expecting this since Paulo first mentioned Lucy lol….Things can happen one of two ways, either they’re gonna be mad at him but good understanding friends, or Paulo is going to literally murder Maishul with a broken beer bottle. I really hope it’s the first one, I like Mikey ;_;

Brian November 7, 2013, 1:39 PM EST.

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I'll Eat Yourself November 7, 2013, 1:40 PM EST.

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oh my gooooooddddddd
please, please please, Taeshi-sam a, don’t pull your signature “PLOT TWIST” move on us now!! Please don’t let the next page be like “Mike was crying because his bottle is empty”
My poor heart needs answers and confessions D: or I’ll….. I’ll jump out my window, climb back inside and cry myself to sleep in the bathtub ;_;

Flying Potato November 7, 2013, 1:40 PM EST.

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@Hawz 16. Mike has really been Lucy all this time.

Matt November 7, 2013, 1:42 PM EST.

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All those “confession time” “oh ohh now confession” are really bothering me. It’s like reading the same comment over and over again for almost an ENTIRE charapter OH MY GOD OH-MY-DUCKING-GOD -_-

gudfsfs November 7, 2013, 1:44 PM EST.

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lol so this moment actually arrived.
but then why didn’t mike start crying on page 16? mah.

boh... November 7, 2013, 1:44 PM EST.

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@Matt: That counts as #11. :D

Hawz November 7, 2013, 1:45 PM EST.

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I just out loud “aww’d” I was mad at Mike but I’m so glad he feels guilt. It shows he isn’t lost to us.

Kitmit November 7, 2013, 1:45 PM EST.

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Yes. YESSSS…feel the truth overcome you. Succumb to it. LET IT BE KNOWN WHAT YOU HAVE DONE, MIKE.

ThatAshleyFace November 7, 2013, 1:49 PM EST.

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Oh god… PLEASE tell me he is NOT crying over that bich Sandy… CRY FOR LUCY!! SHOW HOW MUCH YOU LOVE HER! DUMP SANDYYY!!!!!! .-.

Iti November 7, 2013, 1:54 PM EST.

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Wowwwww Veronica…. congratz for 1,185 pages!!!! :D

Iti November 7, 2013, 1:56 PM EST.

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Furball November 7, 2013, 1:57 PM EST.

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paulo’s face in the last panel

Mariasona November 7, 2013, 1:58 PM EST.

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KaijinZero November 7, 2013, 2:00 PM EST.

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Jaj. Finally

Mr-Hero-Bio November 7, 2013, 2:02 PM EST.

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And here we….. GO.

The Joker November 7, 2013, 2:07 PM EST.

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looks like the cat is about to let the cat out of the bag

Luna November 7, 2013, 2:09 PM EST.

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Can’t wait for him to spill the beans.

GLaDOS November 7, 2013, 2:14 PM EST.

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Do I smell beans about to be spilled? I think I do!

Isqi November 7, 2013, 2:17 PM EST.

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Yup, broke up right now you ugly *******! Furious Abbey
(btw, I wanted you to say what is over this psdt, but a message of too many emoticons came across, I only used one. I mean… I agree with the sistem, but get a better algorism ~)

Othoniel November 7, 2013, 2:17 PM EST.

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xox November 7, 2013, 2:18 PM EST.

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Yes, now tell them what really happened. Drunkenly.

Wat November 7, 2013, 2:27 PM EST.

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I hope the friends are understanding of him when he confesses they should possibly know that the guilt he’s feeling is pain enough without the need to make it worse.

Also he did try to make amends to Lucy at the end of the play chapter..

DragonMaster77 November 7, 2013, 2:30 PM EST.

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@Hawz I’d settle for numbers, 1, 10, 12 and 15. Or something completely unexpected, that would be quite the kicker.

Crystalzoner November 7, 2013, 2:31 PM EST.

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ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! confession time!

Phillip November 7, 2013, 2:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #264760

O_O …Uh oh.

Xeneus November 7, 2013, 2:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #264761

*hanging off edge of seat* This should be interesting.

Gate-senpai November 7, 2013, 2:41 PM EST.

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~Pokes with pointy stick~

****** November 7, 2013, 2:43 PM EST.

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First, it was already too late then to just “start things over”.
Second, his words still sounded like “I’ll try to suffer you so no one calls me a jerk but you still should know that you’re a parasite and no one loves you”. Yeah, maybe you don’t normally read this page like that… if looking barely at the words.
Look at Lucy’s face on last page of Curtain Call. When he said “I didn’t need to yell at you like that”, a little fire of hope lit in her heart, and if back then Mike would have go on and fully apologize, she would have recovered.
But instead, he sais “There’s still a lot of things to talk about. It’s not like everything is okay”, thus confirming that he still thinks every single word he yelled was absolutely right, therefore crushing all what’s left of Lucy’s hopes. Just look at her face and you’ll know this is not what he should have said.
And you know… I think if he didn’t talk to her at all, this wouldn’t have happened. Because until that she still could have hoped he didn’t really mean it, but he calmly confirmed he still thinks she’s a parasite.

Also, Lily probably knew from the very start that Mike will only make things worse if he talks to Lucy. Most likely that’s why she wouldn’t let Mike anywhere near Lucy. She’s not dumb, she saw his face, knew him for several years and I bet she guessed Mike wasn’t trying to approach Lucy just to make things worse on purpose.

Nikary November 7, 2013, 2:51 PM EST.

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Thought it was going well but nope there it is!

DD November 7, 2013, 2:54 PM EST.

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Random dude November 7, 2013, 2:56 PM EST.

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Oh Mike. :C

Just let it all out buddy, we’re here for ya (well those of us that don’t think you should suffer any more than Lucy did).

-Hands out green bandaids and love abound-

Get it off your chest and maybe everyone will be understanding—

Probably not but y’know admitting it will probably help. o 3o

Yaschiri November 7, 2013, 2:58 PM EST.

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Mike’s about to say something honest, and maybe get beaten to a pulp by…everyone.

DiamondMX November 7, 2013, 2:59 PM EST.

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Confession, epic drunken brawl betweem mike and paulo, cops showing up.

That’s something my friend always told me. No good party is without sex, violence and cops.

E: that means Rachel have to **** Paulo too at some point to make it a real party.

Hicks November 7, 2013, 3:00 PM EST.

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We’re now at the point where Mike is blaming himself.

Anon-Anon November 7, 2013, 3:01 PM EST.

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HAHAHA, sorry for laughing but I new that was going to happen and its so cute of mike :)

robyn November 7, 2013, 3:04 PM EST.

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F***in’ FINALLY, jeez Mike it took ya THAT LONG??

Turanis November 7, 2013, 3:07 PM EST.

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lulz paulo in the last panel is just like

…. da fuq

loor November 7, 2013, 3:10 PM EST.

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Ugh… I’m excited to see tomorrow’s page. But I’m not sure if I’m getting my hopes up or not. :unsure: I don’t want to rev myself up for his confession and then not get it… on the other hand, if he does confess to having a paw in Lucy’s departure from Roseville, it’ll be a cliffhanger of epic proportions as it will land on Friday.

But Sue is right. Lucy’s not there but that doesn’t mean that HAVE to be unhappy… they can miss her and still get along with their lives. If they needed to imbibe to come to that conclusion then so be it. Though they might not have that mindset for very soon…

No matter what happens I hope that Mike and the rest of the group will be able to accept that what’s done is done and allow themselves (as well and Lucy and Mike) to heal. Hoping to see a confident Lucy and someday soon. #^_^#

J November 7, 2013, 3:10 PM EST.

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etyb November 7, 2013, 3:18 PM EST.

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I think Mike regrets being a lightweight.

Waldo November 7, 2013, 3:19 PM EST.

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I’m just gonna say even though everyone else has but, Here it comes.

starfighter105 November 7, 2013, 3:22 PM EST.

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Maith1 November 7, 2013, 3:22 PM EST.

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Fallen November 7, 2013, 3:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #264781

Yes mike this is all your fault.

babygirl November 7, 2013, 3:29 PM EST.

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I wonder if Mike will actually tell them what happened or if he’ll just hold it inside of himself. I’m assuming that Paulo already has some idea of what MIke did since he punched Mike some chapters back.

Zacharie November 7, 2013, 3:31 PM EST.

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And the truth is revealed… I wonder how this’ll all turn out? :x

Seiri November 7, 2013, 3:31 PM EST.

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-gets popcorn- oHo’ Mikie? anything you need to say?

Rg November 7, 2013, 3:31 PM EST.

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I am looking forward to the next page so much. So..much. I just wanna see what Mike is going to say.

(I predict it’ll be something about Lucy, just like mostly everyone else in this comment section )

I know he has already experienced his regret but he needs a reality check from them so that he understands just how horrible all the stuff he said to Lucy was, like..let it reallly sink in. Yeah she needed to be told to calm down and be less violent with her friends, but that’s just it…they were all supposed to be understanding, supportive friends (which she dearly needs, since we all know Lucy isn’t some evil bitch, she’s also sweet and kind and caring).

Good build up Taeshi… *waits*

Tickled November 7, 2013, 3:36 PM EST.

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Hawz November 7, 2013, 3:41 PM EST.

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Mike what happened to your beer I’d gladly take it if you don’t want it

Lilli November 7, 2013, 3:57 PM EST.

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Now he feels guilty and knows its his fault for what happened to lucy Mad Lucy

Crazy Crud November 7, 2013, 4:09 PM EST.

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I wish my friends cared about me that much. :/

Katara November 7, 2013, 4:15 PM EST.

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rimi November 7, 2013, 4:17 PM EST.

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Now it goes down. Mike thought all of the things that he said back in December were true. He though that he was telling Lucy the truth: that she was a parasite, and somebody with no respect. That people only liked her for her looks, and that he was a better friend than she was.That’s the way it seemed to him: that she caused only grief. Gradually, each individual thing that he threw at her was knocked down. The parasitism thing was disproved by memories of Confrontation. Then, in other memories, he realized all the times that she had asked for help or told him that he was smart (disproving the respect thing). The play showed the rare good side that people also like her for. That good side is exemplified by the play: twice she risked herself to keep Sue from being let down (Carry Me and Curtain Call). Just now, that last part fell. Everyone loved her and thought she was a good friend. This toast broke his final argument. Nothing he said was true. He realized that he ****ed up big-time, that his argument was bogus, that he lied, that HE WAS THE BAD ONE ._.. And that breaks him. He realized that he unjustly accused Lucy, hurt her deeply and sent her to the hospital over something that is not even the truth. He will probably have a similar reaction to that of Lucy. D:

This could seriously be the last page. I’d be happy with it (not with the comic stopping of course). It is so good. The whole Mike & Lucy drama wraps up right here - it ends the December arc. I knew that this was going to happen, but man, this fits so perfectly. is so good

@Taishi - You masterfully and slowly brought one of your characters to his breaking point. This was so beautifully and meticulously orchestrated … I don’t even know what to say. Thank you for all of your effort. 8-)

Tl:DR - This wraps up everything from December. Mike is broken as bad as Lucy was. I would be satisfied if the comic ended here. Thank you Taishi!

Lordofrye November 7, 2013, 4:19 PM EST.

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Oh boy the moment has arrived. This so would have made an awesome Friday cliffhanger.

June-pay Eeyorey November 7, 2013, 4:24 PM EST.

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Posted image
Let the sadness haunt you, let the guilt torment you, the remorse of harming a friend badly will never go away until you take the blame you so rightfully deserve.
Face the consequences of your actions, or may your mind forever be dark.

01000000 November 7, 2013, 4:28 PM EST.

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FINALLY Mike is showing SOME sort of emotional response to the mention of Lucy.

The Nameless 1 November 7, 2013, 4:32 PM EST.

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Things about to get interesting, boys and girls.

MobileCrusader November 7, 2013, 4:34 PM EST.

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What if he just vomits and falls over?

Kbmulloy November 7, 2013, 4:37 PM EST.

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…. aaaand Paulo looks kinda angry. Time to switch the party to “Private Mode” XD

ZeroMoon November 7, 2013, 4:39 PM EST.

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What bothers me is that even if Mike does confess, they might shrug it off because he was drunk. I mean obviously they’ll attack him now(or at least Paulo would) but they would look back on it as being drunk, unless Mike doesn’t try to lie again which would probably be for the best.

Even Paulo looks weirded out in the last panel lol.

stealthy toast November 7, 2013, 4:45 PM EST.

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Yumikarp November 7, 2013, 4:45 PM EST.

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GASP maybe mike misses her!!!! MAYBE E SECRETLY LOVES HER!!!! :OOOOOOOO
why else would he be so sad… other than driving her away and making her feel like trash… >_>

mushrooms :D November 7, 2013, 4:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #264803

No. **** No. Mike don’t! UGHH! *Ugly sobs*

Tealjoy November 7, 2013, 4:54 PM EST.

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Am I the only one who thinks Paulo looks mad in that last panel?

Tealjoy November 7, 2013, 4:58 PM EST.

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OH YEAH HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUCY *throws cake everywhere* :D

Too bad it’s like February in the story

Mariasona November 7, 2013, 5:04 PM EST.

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‘bout time Mike…

‘bout freakin time…

Anna-B-Chan November 7, 2013, 5:05 PM EST.

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Oh man, he can either confess OR just say he misses her. Mike could do either one and we’ll never know which one until tomorrow! This is torture :( .

…..Or you know, he can just vomit and fall over, and then the audience will have a good laugh due to various reasons XD . That would be pretty nice, I kinda want this option, if it means we can avoid the drama llama…… WAIT, its BCB, the drama llama is basically like that one neighbor you always see smiling and waving at you (LIKE THIS —-> 8-D ) several times throughout the day.

Subaru November 7, 2013, 5:05 PM EST.

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@Tealjoy: I think he is giving him more of a quizzical “What is wrong with you?” look because they were trying to be happy and Mike is crying his eyes out.

Moogle November 7, 2013, 5:05 PM EST.

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Also, if Lucy moved to Sandy’s school, I’m guessing there will be a Lucy&Sandy arc, where they talk about Mike and (eventually) become friends and whatnot. And it would be amazing if BCB had a huge-*** plottwist or will have one in the future. One nobody will guess.

Rachel looks adorable in the last pannel. I’ve also got the feeling
David changed from the looney person to a mix of Amaya and Paulo.

On another note, can we stop stomping on Mike now? He talked with Lucy about starting over and stuff. A bit late, but better than never.
At least I have respect for him that he talked to her.

Waldo November 7, 2013, 5:17 PM EST.

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Uh…ohhhh…. :unsure: :unsure: I knew this was gonna happen!

kaminari683 November 7, 2013, 5:23 PM EST.

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i think he feels guilty… :unsure:

gril November 7, 2013, 5:27 PM EST.

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Aww, now I feel bad for Mike ;_; Poor guy.

Dear all Mike haters: GET OVER IT. He feels bad about what he did, what more do you want? Unless you don’t remember him breaking down in tears in the middle of the street? :nope:

I hope his friends don’t go too apesh*t on him when he reveals what he did. It wasn’t entirely his fault and he doesn’t deserve to suffer that. Although I have a feeling that they will… hopefully Daisy’ll protect him some.

Sambo November 7, 2013, 5:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #264813

Iiiiiit’s confession time, with Mr. Mike! 8-D

Pyro November 7, 2013, 5:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #264814

Something happened to Mike now.

HongKat November 7, 2013, 5:46 PM EST.

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Oh snap o.o can’t wait to come home tomorrow and read what happens :D

kitty777 November 7, 2013, 5:56 PM EST.

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baby no
nonono don’t cry

KiraDood5 November 7, 2013, 6:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #264817

I saw this moment coming pages ago. I’m wondering if the rest is just like I expected …

LH November 7, 2013, 6:14 PM EST.

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Well guess whos gonna be alone now?
That’s right: Stacy

Mcturtle November 7, 2013, 6:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #264819

This poop’s gonna get real folks. WHERE’S MY POPCORN?!

Dudeler November 7, 2013, 6:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #264820

I think it’s time Michael. You know what you gotta do. They may be angry, they may hate you, but in time they will forgive you, but only if you can forgive yourself.
Go get em champ :)

SIGxMUNDx808 November 7, 2013, 6:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #264821

And here…

asdf November 7, 2013, 6:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #264822


Mr. E November 7, 2013, 6:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #264823


Swift November 7, 2013, 7:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #264824

It’s only guilt. He doesn’t actually miss Lucy.

Still, I don’t think he’s going to confess. And even if he does, no one will remember. They’re all drunk.

Gabria93 November 7, 2013, 7:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #264826

Great, and now people are going to unjustifiably get mad at Michael. Its so predictable and I’m still so mad. ._.

Eli November 7, 2013, 7:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #264827

Finally! I’ve been waiting for this moment! YES! YEEEESSSSSSS :love:

Lyrix November 7, 2013, 7:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #264829

Would you kindly reveal to them you were the cause of all this?

Unknown-_- November 7, 2013, 7:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #264830

@Zephyr No it’s not.

Anialator November 7, 2013, 7:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #264831


Discord55 November 7, 2013, 7:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #264832

The dam has cracked prepare for a flood .

Sammy November 7, 2013, 8:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #264833

*Points and laughs uproariously at Mike*
Haha! He’s crying like “Boo hoo hoo!”
I don’t know why I find it funny, maybe it’s the mood I am in, but it’s funny.

Blank On Purpose November 7, 2013, 8:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #264834

‘bout time Maishul. I love ya but you hurt her. Admit it.

Sandy November 7, 2013, 8:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #264835

Mike is about to Lose it?

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BloomKitryn November 7, 2013, 8:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #264836


Karma November 7, 2013, 9:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #264837

He’s probably thinking about the things he said to her about her friends all leaving etc. They clearly haven’t and they clearly do care about her, so he’s just been proven completely wrong.

Ket November 7, 2013, 9:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #264838

Mike, you so slow. :3

Jessica U. Ingmann November 7, 2013, 9:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #264839

@Ket so much true in that
I was just thinking Mike, you party pooper, but now the rage is back, I hope for the group to kill him xD

Knight-A November 7, 2013, 9:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #264840

To Lucy and Mike oh god he’s criyying 8-D

tabby November 7, 2013, 9:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #264841

I think mike finally broke down from what he’s done maybe?

Anima November 7, 2013, 9:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #264843

mike just freaking tell them already gooosh :O

bluhbluh November 7, 2013, 10:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #264844

use your words, mike!

ami November 7, 2013, 10:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #264847

the feels…


Meridian November 7, 2013, 10:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #264848

I can’t help but laugh at all the Mike hater comments. They are just so happy that he is miserable. Hopefully this means they can be satisfied with the turn of events. :/
Granted I believe Mike needs to confess to his friends about his actions and come clean, even if it means Paulo’s wrath upon him.
Let the teen drama commence! ;)

The Mylestone November 7, 2013, 10:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #264849

funny thing, how all Lucy’s friends just proved him wrong about all the stuff he said to push her away.

the truth will make you free Mike… the truth will make you free!

Meridian November 7, 2013, 11:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #264850

Hehehe ohh man the suffering amuses me. Here comes the confession, no?

*sigh* I’m a bad person…

Legion November 7, 2013, 11:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #264851

Stop right there, or it’ll be the LAST happy hour in your freaking life! This is reality, not some kind of anime. You’ve made Lucy feel herself awful behind everybody’s back, and there’s nothing you can do now. Nobody can, because you don’t even know where she is. And more she didn’t want to tell anyone… some kind of protection from her side? Because you, Mike, is still really important to her? (otherwise I don’t understand her actions too)

Ok truth can make you feel better, but somebody can find thousands of ways to make you feel worse and remind you of mistake you’ve done.
And I don’t want you to feel bad again and again in the loop… Or just simply feel bad. :( No more misery for everyone… Please. ._.

JayLime November 8, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #264852

I know everyone is focusing on Mike but I feel like when I read this and it said, ” It doesn’t matter anyway cuz she’s gone…” made me feel like they dismissed Lucy and accepted that Lucy is gone without trying to find her which is heartbreaking because Lucy is definitely my favorite for many reasons and it hurts to think she is gone forever or for a long while ;_; . But honestly if she pops up in a panel I would cry tears of joy :love:

The one and only me November 8, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #264853


Trubeque November 8, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #264855


The one and only me November 8, 2013, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #264856


5 November 8, 2013, 12:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #264857

Oh, God. Oh God, Mike. Oh, Mike’s haven’ a break-down. It’s happn’en. Whose he gonna pop off at this time?

TwitchMan November 8, 2013, 12:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #264858

I just realized that Tessa wasn’t invited. :( Hmmm,I thought she and Rachel were beginning to be friends.

PotatoPuffs November 8, 2013, 1:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #264859

Oh no… OH NO!
Bite your tongue, Mike. BITE IT! D:

Rusco Istar November 8, 2013, 1:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #264860

Oh no mike NOOOOOOO!!! Everyone will hate you and with nobody left you’ll have to go on some perilous journey to find another friend… if that does happen hopefully it’s the gay guy Taeshi dumped down a hole that one fateful spooky night. Yes it does have to be tentacle rape, it just has to be! :O truthfully though, i don’t like how there was one gay and he turned out to be something from a homophobes nightmare come true. :(

CheeseCoatedChopper November 8, 2013, 2:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #264861

Aaaaaaaaand here comes the confession, I wonder how an inebriated Paulo will react to the news…

Also, how come I can’t answer “Douche” for the “who’s that?” picture of Mike?

SpiritWolf15x November 8, 2013, 2:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #264862

…she was a bitch, no regrets Mike.

Helghan November 8, 2013, 3:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #264863

Mike looks super cute in those last 2 panels. Also, if he says everything, (which I slightly doubt) he’ll have to run. But hey, if you had a bully since kindergarden, wouldn’t you get revenge or something? (Unless you’re too much of a do-good.) I get that what he did was too much, but he did realize what he was doing afterwards.

Niko November 8, 2013, 6:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #264864


A Concerned Reader November 8, 2013, 6:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #264865

Not to say that i’m not anxious about what’ll happen with Mike on the next pages, or that i don’t have a thousand theories about what the others will say, but for me the greatest thing about this page is Sue.

JUST LOOK AT HER. Look at her trying to get a grip and trying to tie them all back together, for once and for all this time, while staying loyal to Lucy, while appreciating how great her friendship was to every single one of them. She wants them to be happy and friends no matter all the drama and sadness they’ve been through and she’s willing to be strong for that to happen.
She has secured her place as one of my favourite characters.

Clementine November 8, 2013, 7:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #264866



Sahchan November 8, 2013, 7:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #264867

Well this is no shocker, mike starts balling in the middle of a cry fest. But either the case is it just me or do people actually notice how they are treating Mike? Saying things that make it seem like he’s a cold vindictive and hateful because of one thing he more then likeky regrets, Mike made a mistake and we all know it, however at the same time he made the mistake many of the readers who now shun him have made a mistake as well. maybe its because I can compare the abuse that mike got as a kid to that of my own personal abuse as a kid that I can’t really blame him.
I loved Lucy, I’ll admit it straight out, she brought a sense of slapstick humor that I really enjoyed. but that aside look how she treated mike, I will admit that anything that should normally be said and done is thrown right out the window because this is inside the mind of Veronica, but that aside.
A so called friend would never verbally or physically abuse/beat-down another person. And yes the humor comes into play when Paulo and Lucy admit to one another their feelings but still ever since at least 1st grade she has been Mike’s ‘Rival’ and more like a shadow then anything else, and when sandy comes into play it’s ‘wow hes abandoned me’ no not abandoned more like ‘he was never truely your friend then lucy now go find someone else who may or may not put up with your annoyances’

now we know (as I said in the beginning) mike made a mistake, he took an already fragile situation and cause it to break into tiny little pieces that are more then likely in-repairable, but how could you possibly blame him? To him, lucy was just beating him physically, putting him down verbally and countless other nuisances that caused him to finally snap. Think about it this way, if you were being hit every day, called stupid and countless other things, and then suddenly your in one of your two houses playing video games and acting as if everythings cool and all honky dory when tomorrow is just going to mean the same thing over and over again wouldn’t you think it would wear you down as well? once again I think this should of happened sooner, but I’m not Veronica and I’m not telling her how to write her panels (one because its her story and two I’m not forking over whatever amount of money and time it would take during her kickstarter to do so, I’m already a bcb member that’s all I need for now)

to make this short and sweet: I’m not blaming Mike, what he did was inconsiderate but he had all right, but we’ll see how this all goes.

carcinoGeneticist November 8, 2013, 7:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #264868

Nobody has a right to tear someone down on purpose with as much spite as Mike did. “Two wrongs don’t make a right.”

No? Mike gets to make a depressed person suicidal because he has the right? You guys are right. It’s not like he accepted her personality for years. He had no choice in their friendship. He was practically forced to enjoy her company. Hell, she forced him to invite her over to his place everyday. He has no responsibility whatsoever in his treatment within their friendship. He’s just a victim of long term abuse as he he eventually decided by himself years later from the evil and manipulative *Sandy*. *cough* I mean LUCY.

Got it. The comments section makes so much sense to me now.

Lickit&stickit November 8, 2013, 8:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #264869

Awe your sad for Lucy?

Mike: NOOOOOOOOO, I sat on my phone and crushed iiiiiiiiiiitttt!

Huh? November 8, 2013, 8:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #264870

The tears are so salty sweet.

Fluffy November 8, 2013, 9:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #264871

I wondered how long it would take him to start crying

PewDiePie November 8, 2013, 9:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #264872

Why do I have a feeling that it’s going to be something silly like the bottle clanking hurt his korat ears or something? :question:

AngryBunny November 8, 2013, 9:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #264873

Uh oh…

The next page is going to be a painful one D:

Chocothunda November 8, 2013, 9:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #264874

bout time ya dick

anonymous November 8, 2013, 10:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #264875

Hm…. I feel bad for Mike, but only because everyone will think that he’s bad. And users too think that he’s jerk. I don’t think so. Sure, he was harsh with Lucy, but, exuse me, she kind of had that coming. She’s also isn’t a fully kind girl, she was a bi-thc heraself. So for me she deserved that, may be not so harshly, but deserved0 and, if she tried to kill herself she was weak. Only weak people try to die, to get away from their problems like this.

Jane Lon November 8, 2013, 11:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #264876

Does anyone else feel bad for Rachel? It’s her birthday and crap is about to hit the fan, paulo and Mike are most likely going to fight IF Mike confesses, and everyone else will just watch because they’ll think Mike deserves it. In all actuality Mike and Lucy are even. All the years that Lucy beat up Mike, the roles reversed. Now she knows how it feels. I still want Lucy to come back and i still hope her and Mike get together. If not her and Mike, then Lucy and Paulo. :)

Caitlin November 8, 2013, 11:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #264877

@ Jane Lon - That’s an incredibly simplistic view on suicide. People who try to kill themselves are deeply ill. I hope you wouldn’t say that someone who has cancer or lupus is a “weak” person. Mental illness is no different. It’s a physical ailment of the brain. If it wasn’t, medications that alter the chemical state of the brain (like SSRIs) would have no effect. But we know, thanks to clinical trials, that they do.

MiscKitty November 8, 2013, 11:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #264878

Of course i wouldn’t! But most of teenagers try to commit suicide out of stupidity, they either do not want to deal with their problems or trying to have some kind of revenge, like “if i die they all will feel guilty, they’ll understand that they were bad to me, they’ll suffer” and stuff. Of course there are people that DO have mental illness, but not all

Jane Lon November 8, 2013, 11:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #264879

@Caitlin im not sure if that can be considered even what Mike did. Yes, its ok that Mike expressed his anger at her but its not ok that he involved the whole group in their conflict. Its as if he made sure she wont have another shoulder to cry on this time so she suffers for his hate alone in a corner :/

EvilKitty3 November 8, 2013, 11:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #264880

So everyone gets to have a good old blub and nobody bats an eye…but when Mike’s the one crying they all give him weird looks.

StushiJaguar November 8, 2013, 11:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #264881

@EvilKitty3 True, and that’s why i didnt mention that either of them was right or wrong :) :D

Caitlin November 8, 2013, 11:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #264925

@Jane Lon

How unemphatic.

I can’t even comprehend how stupid you sound. Please educate yourself on the sort of things mentally ill people actually go through, often for years, before you decide to call them weak.

I’d say those people deal with more sadness and self-hate than you’ll ever understand in a lifetime. Furthermore, if anyone ever has the guts to try to kill themselves, without a big show to everyone they know, they aren’t doing it for attention or any of those other petty reasons. Chances are they are really having problems and don’t see themselves ever finding the solution.

Go check yourself before you wreck yourself. ;)

Lickit&stickit November 8, 2013, 1:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #264947

@ Lickit&stickit

Do not tell me what to do. I don’t care how i soudn to you. (You may sound RUDE and stupid to me, but that’s not the topic)

And i KNOW what i’m talking about, i’ve also had my portion of suicidical thoughts (and i had reasons for that). I’m NOT talking about mentally ill people, i’m talking about MOST teenagers, that try to commit a suicide. We all now that being teenager is hard, hormones and stuff. They’re not ill.

And no matter how hard is life people should fight for it. Or else - why they even tried to fight their problems? To give them up later? Than all this pain, struggle worth NOTHING.

Jane Lon November 8, 2013, 1:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #264982

@Jane Lon

Rude, my darling, is suggesting that someone else’s self-hating suicidal thoughts are “Weak” and “Pathetic.” When you have no inkling on what chapter their story has landed on.

I’m also not sure where you see this whole angle of MOST teens being emotional to the point of suicide. Having recently stepped out of the teen world, it wasn’t like that last time I was there.

Again, if someone attempts suicide alone without drawing a crowd, it isn’t for show. I agree you in that people should fight for life. What I don’t agree with, is the judgement on your part to who is and is not “tough enough” for a given situation. Teens, mentally ill, or otherwise.

Lickit&stickit November 8, 2013, 3:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #264992

@ Lickit&stickit

my mistake, i didn’t mean ALL teenagers. I meant most of only THOSE teenagers who try to commit a suicide.

Also… Suicide is stupid and immature not only because it’s one of the easiest ways to get away from the problem, but also because it’s selfish. I had suicidical thought myself. But then i thought about those who love me, my family, especialy about my mom, she almost died giving birth to me. And i also though about what will it change? I would end my life and i’d never have a chance to have a happier life.

Jane Lon November 8, 2013, 4:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #265062

Crying Mike is always the cutest and saddest thing.

Friedhelm November 9, 2013, 2:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #265064

See this is why you don’t drink, kids.

Tacsi November 9, 2013, 3:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #265276

Where’d mike’s bottle go?

talinuva November 12, 2013, 9:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #285316

Paulo is just like… Dafuq?

Chloe August 14, 2014, 11:29 PM EST.

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