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Veronica: OH BOY.

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Comment ID #274086

Rejected? :(

Nicole January 31, 2014, 1:00 PM EST.

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A guy January 31, 2014, 1:00 PM EST.

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I'mfirst January 31, 2014, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #274089

Abbey looks so babyfaced in the second panel -w-

MoonlightAroraa January 31, 2014, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #274090

Abbey are you considering a break up? looks that way.

Unknown-_- January 31, 2014, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #274091

He’s probably still thinking about how Daisy acted when she was drunk.

Ash illusion January 31, 2014, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #274092

I literally said, “Oh my!”

MeowBirdy January 31, 2014, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #274093

this is not looking good for daisy and abbey.

SXR123 January 31, 2014, 1:01 PM EST.

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I bet this all has to do with what Daisy said when she was drunk at Rachel’s party! Mad Lucy Poor Abbey! :(

Discord55 January 31, 2014, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #274095

Q: What the hell?

A: Find out Monday.

Triniking January 31, 2014, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #274096

oh boy indeed

Jean January 31, 2014, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #274097

Oh, no Abbey, now we have to wait until monday AHHHHH

CoolBad January 31, 2014, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #274098

Well I can’t say this was unexpected. Daisy acted rather poorly during Rachel’s birthday party and because of it, her relationship with Abbey is finally faltering. The one relationship that has been cruising by has finally hit rough waters. ;_;

Abbey now that Daisy made her feelings for Mike apparent, what will you do? Will you ask Daisy if she loves you? You asked her once before and it was too soon to tell, but what about now? She really(times 6) likes you, but it looks like that isn’t enough anymore. Maybe it is time to give her a choice… although be careful… this could easily backfire on you.

As for Daisy, ask Abbey what’s wrong and see if there is any way for you to fix this. Why risk a wonderful relationship for somebody you know you can’t have? You are happy with Abbey right? So you don’t need to keep fawning over Mike anymore.

supertails19 January 31, 2014, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #274099

OOOOOH ****.
on another note, is the text alternating colors? it looks nice!

isabelle January 31, 2014, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #274100

No no no NOOOOO Abbeyyyyy!!! You need her!! Don’t let the party’s escapades tarnish your relationship with your curly cutie!
It’s obvious you’re troubled by something…talk it out!!!

Moon Healing Escalation would reeeeealy come in handy right about now… :(

kaminari683 January 31, 2014, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #274101

uh oh…
if daisy is anything like me (super duper sensitive, etc.) then she’s probably going to be crying by the next page. then again i don’t know that for sure so

but you know what it’s kind of unrealistic to expect there to NEVER be conflict in a relationship. it’s just up to them to sort things out

good luck you two hhhh

Landy January 31, 2014, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #274102

p.s. i sincerely hope this is setting the stage for daisy/augustus I SINCERELY HOPE

isabelle January 31, 2014, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #274103

BCB - the Kindergarten edition.

Copper January 31, 2014, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #274104

Uh-oh Abbey, what’s going on?

Keyblade Dragon January 31, 2014, 1:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #274105

Ba da ba, ba-da, bump!

MykelTDT January 31, 2014, 1:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #274106

Do we have an actual time scale from Racheal party to now? It seems like a couple of months since it was snowing during the party and now the spring flowers are out. Just thinking that if Abbey’s mood is related to the party it seems odd that it would takehhim this long.

Chrisd765 January 31, 2014, 1:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #274107

They look much younger in the new style.

ComicGuy January 31, 2014, 1:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #274108

I don’t doubt that daisy love abbey but she Cleary isn’t over mike. I can only imagine how abbey feel. Always feeling he can’t live up to daisy’s standards. It’ll be sad if they break up, it’ll be as sad as when Paulo broke up with jasmine

kiki January 31, 2014, 1:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #274109

Daisy, you just stabbed that arm, no hugs for you.

why not January 31, 2014, 1:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #274110

I want the old style back :/
lucy too, but thats another story..

KK January 31, 2014, 1:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #274111

Is Abbey being a prude? Typical.

Gate-senpai January 31, 2014, 1:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #274112

Why is Daisy so cute?! And why is Abbey passing up this opportunity to be with his girlfriend in a…beautiful way?! Grrrr Mad Lucy

Jayden January 31, 2014, 1:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #274113

Oh yea, he mad all right.

Wat January 31, 2014, 1:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #274114

NO abbey is too awesome, abbey WHAT R YEW DOING!!!!?????

dubstep_kitteh1 January 31, 2014, 1:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #274115

The more we advance in the story the more we realize they don’t need the missing white furred with a ribbon long lost protagonists to make a worthwhile story to enjoy and read. That’s why I don’t miss her.
And surprise I’m not missing Augustus neither.
And actually I looked at the flowers over there to see if I could find any hidden meaning. Taeshi scores on that but guess once again I’m just too distracted :P

Knux-the-Killer January 31, 2014, 1:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #274116

Perhaps he hasn’t forgotten how she was all over Mike at Rachel’s party. Good for him. He deserves better.

IDGAF January 31, 2014, 1:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #274117

Come on Abbey, don’t be a stone wall. It’s almost surprising how Daisy started dating you, but then again she did get rejected multiple times by Mike and was stalked by Aug, so…
Well, I guess the two were made for each other (sort of). No surprise the reject goes for the guy that’s afraid to get too close to anything.

Blank On Purpose January 31, 2014, 1:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #274118

Ohhh this ain’t gonna be good.
…Of course… now it just feels redundant if I mention the party having something to do with it since everyone seems to have picked up on that anyway. I’ll just… Make my awkward way out. …Yeaaaahh.

(Also yay pretty flowers!)

Mai Terra January 31, 2014, 1:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #274119

What’s up with Abbey? poor Daisy :(

Spidersena January 31, 2014, 1:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #274120

Absolutely love this style, Taeshi.

I sense a crying Daisy coming soon… or an angry one… either way she’ll end up desperate (but let’s hope she’ll just get real about herself and stop needing other people to be happy).

McGiggs January 31, 2014, 2:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #274121

oh god no. they’re the only ship that has sailed and stayed relatively afloat. i hope that abbey can forgive daisy for her drunken actions. i mean she is dating abbey instead of still pursuing mike in a fruitless endeavor. she has stuck by him with everything going on. come on abbey forgive and be happy.

King_Crimson January 31, 2014, 2:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #274122

The new style is really good looking, they just look really tiny and young looking now.
As for daisy and abby not sure abby is upset that from how she acted drunk or how the fact that she keeps trying to push for sex when he obviously isn’t ready for it. probably both combined arent helping.

matt January 31, 2014, 2:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #274123

I’ve never liked Daisy, this looks nice.

Plasma January 31, 2014, 2:16 PM EST.

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Fefex January 31, 2014, 2:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #274125

The only thing that I’m afraid of is that of Paulo being well… Paulo… and he and Daisy both connecting to have a “real friends with benefits” sort of deal. I say this because Daisy is rather desperate and wants to shag, and Paulo (still don’t know what’s going on with him for sure) likes shagging and would maybe like to get Rachel jealous like he is.

Probably not going to happen but it’s still a fear looming in the background, you know?

Worried January 31, 2014, 2:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #274126

Yeahhhh they look way too young to be in high school with this style.

dog January 31, 2014, 2:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #274127

uh oh

Phillip January 31, 2014, 2:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #274128

why the hell is Abby so god damn moody all the TIME. cheer up and go to the movie with girlfreind for christ sake

lov/hate/hurt January 31, 2014, 2:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #274129

NO BRAKE Upee!! D:

Angel January 31, 2014, 2:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #274130

I kinda saw this coming. I’m not even referring to the party when I say that Abby and Daisy need to talk out their problems. There has been a lot of stuff building up for a while now and they need to get it out in the open. After all, true couples are not perfect, everyone fights once in a while. I hope that in the next panel they can express how they are feeling and still be in a relationship. It would be sad to see one of the stable-ish couples go south though.

Nenekiri January 31, 2014, 2:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #274131

Yellow Tulips- their meaning has evolved over time from representing hopeless love, to a more positive meaning of brightness and sunshine. Perfect for smiling, happy occasions. (from dfwflowers)

An alternative description, yeh?

boop January 31, 2014, 3:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #274132

I have a feeling that Abbey is still upset over the things Daisy said and how affectionate she acted toward Mike at the party. D: I would be too. Furthermore, didn’t that all happen well and soon after they decided to hold off on having sex? Going off “alone” somewhere has certain connotations, Daisy, love…

These two are my favorite couple and I’d hate to see them break up, but… I wouldn’t blame Abbey if he wanted to. :unsure:

J January 31, 2014, 3:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #274133

My breakup senses are tingling.

KitKatMuffin January 31, 2014, 3:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #274134

This is obviously mikes Fault. He should be ashamed of himself for being such a Irresistible nice guy who breaks hearts. Shame on you mike!

Blue fox January 31, 2014, 3:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #274135

His mom’s birthday is probably coming up or like @J said he feels depressed because of what daisy did at the party. :unsure: :/

Crazycrud January 31, 2014, 3:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #274136

Abbey is feeling down because Daisy flat-out said he isn’t who she wanted, but who she could get, while drunk.

And the characters looks like 5 year olds making the conversation both weird and sad.

Daisy needs a reality check, and Abbey needs someone dependable who he can lean onto.

Alex January 31, 2014, 3:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #274137

Welp After Daisy’s drunken tirade at Rachel’s party and Abbey’s new awareness that at the very least their relationship started because Daisy was ‘settling’ for him it makes sense That he’d be hella unsure around her and there’s no way she can spin it to make him think otherwise, you know what they say right? only three kinds of people tell nothing but the truth, children, the drunk, and the innumerably ****** off. and Abbey Very clearly is probably gonna do this as non-confrontationally as possible, starting up more drama after everything just started to even out would be ridiculous

Vega January 31, 2014, 3:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #274138

This does not look good for Daisy:(

Justadude January 31, 2014, 3:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #274139

Oh the irony.

I stated this sentiment back on the pages with the party with Rachel. Cept the readers back then vigorously defended Daisy. “But she’s so NICE.”

Sure she is, but that doesn’t excuse her from her shenanigans while drunk and near obvious feelings for Mike that went on display to everyone. And probably really embarrassed Abbey in front of his friends.

Good for Abbey for wanting to bring it up. Hopefully he doesn’t just act distant.

Lickit&stickit January 31, 2014, 3:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #274140


Gosh I HOPE not. Eww. Paulo and Daisy in FWB sounds nasty considering he sees her as a sister.

Daisy needs to stop trying to get it on and start trying to fix her actual feelings that are still on how Mike prefered Lucy.

Lickit&stickit January 31, 2014, 3:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #274141

@Lickit&stickit: A good place for Daisy to start is for her to figure out if she actually has strong feelings for Abbey or if he’s just a replacement for Mike. I hope it is the former, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was the latter.

supertails19 January 31, 2014, 4:05 PM EST.

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Cassidy January 31, 2014, 4:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #274143

@Vega: Um, the drunk don’t always tell the truth. My dad says he can walk in a straight line when he is drunk. He can’t. My sister says she’ll come play a card game when she is drunk, and instead stays in bed.

The drunk can still tell lies just like everybody else, and are probably likely to embellish facts a lot more because their brain isn’t telling them that they shouldn’t any more while at the same time it will also let them whip out truths they’d never otherwise speak of because their brain isn’t telling them it is a bad idea.

You can’t take every word of a drunk as the truth though - there was actually an episode of an anime I watched where an innocent guy, while drunk, told someone he had committed a crime that he had not and was murdered for it, even though what actually happened was an accident, and no one’s fault at all. That may be an extreme fictional example, but it still shows that drunks can still lie about things, seem like someone they’re not and even admit to things that aren’t true in the slightest.

Moogle January 31, 2014, 4:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #274144

Craaabbbbsss… Is it me or does Abbey look upset… maybe because of how Daisy acted drunk? Abbey looks so upset, it’s sick… please don’t break up… cutest couple in BSCB… if they break up then the problem with Augustus will pop up again (not that I dislike him. I love my Final Fantasy Cat/One Winged Angel) and then there’s that whole ‘I’ll get revenge on you with my evil gang, my prettys’ with what’s-his-face (Alenhanjo? I doubt that’s the right spelling…)

The Scarlet Tailed Fox January 31, 2014, 4:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #274145

Fourth panel: Daisy and the Chipmunks

The Scarlet Tailed Fox January 31, 2014, 4:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #274146

He might be upset about what she said about Mikey at Rachel’s party.

nalem January 31, 2014, 4:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #274147

I wonder if Daisy remembers what she did, or if she has no idea what’s going on. If Abbey has a problem, he should talk to her about it. Pussyfooting and sulking aren’t go to do anything but guarantee the relationship is ruined. I hope he’s smart enough to see that.

Zott January 31, 2014, 4:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #274148

Drunk people can’t lie convincingly, so Vega is still right.

And no offense, but citing your dads behavior or an anime is some of the shittiest bases for an argument, just reeks of inexperience with alcohol.

Alex January 31, 2014, 4:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #274149

I’m a little late buuuuuuuut: PAAAARTY FAAAAAALLOUT!!!!!!!

kdebones January 31, 2014, 4:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #274150

On that doesn’t bode well…

You know, considering Abbey’s personality, I can imagine he bottled his disappointment and sadness with her instead of talking it out. And if its been a couple of months…well, let’s just say it won’t end well.

I’m liking the brightness of the new style! Keep it up Tae!

Liquid_Pencil January 31, 2014, 4:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #274151

Wow, I really love the new style! It’s neat seeing you continue to experiment with new looks, plus it shows your growth as an artist. Love where the story’s going.

eggtimer January 31, 2014, 4:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #274152

cue people blaming mike for other people’s problems yet again, despite him having nothing to do with this…

…also, people wanting daisy to end up with the guy WHO ALMOST RAPED HER.

seriously, what is with you sick mother****ers and wanting girls to be with rapists and weak cowards who ALLOW them to be raped without lifting a finger to save them? :/

people think I’M the screwed up one here… idiots.

Thanatos January 31, 2014, 5:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #274153

^^^I support this comment one million percent. Mike did some bad things, but at least he didn’t try to rape anyone.

Go Away January 31, 2014, 5:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #274154

Yeh, I never got all the AugustusxAnybody shipping, either. The guy tried to rape Daisy then psychologically tortured Abbey. He’s cool, but he’s a scumbag. The latter is more important than the prior.

Zott January 31, 2014, 5:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #274155

Guys Remember! Daisy Also Hates Lucy and she’s Jealous at her but yet she Agrees with Mike and almost nearly used Abby. Plus Abby and Lucy are friends and Abby also respects Lucy. Daisy was drunk and Told her honest truth about Lucy! :/

there is a reason why Daisy dated Abby. She dated him because of feeling sorry and the other half is Mike. There is no respect for her and Mikes friend. Yet still mike is a tool.

Dave Otow January 31, 2014, 5:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #274156

i don’t think Abbey’s actions here are to do with her pushing sex on him, or him being a “prude” (Abbey seems comfortable with cuddling and kissing, and Daisy herself isn’t ready for sex. They’re young, its normal for them to be experimental and nervous).
As people have said, I think this is to do with Daisy’s words at the party.
However, judging by her support of him in “At loose ends” and her blushing while thinking of him, I think she may have grown to love him - however, Mike was her first crush, and sometimes it can be hard to forget that. Heck I’m not even sure she still wants mike in that way - when Mike told the others about the fashion show, she was more hurt at sandy forgetting her than Mike loving Sandy.
I do think she is bitter over the fact she never had a chance though, considering her low self esteem and the fact she sees herself as less attractive than the other girls.
With what she said at the party though, I bet Abbey feels pretty unloved himself - since Daisy’s rant, Abbey has looked sad, he’s probably been mulling this over in his head for a long time, and he’s probably feeling like Daisy’s second choice, despite giving her the love and attention she wants and deserves.
I hope these two are mature and talk it out, instead of fighting an breaking up. they’re both intelligent and kind, and they do seem to support each other and back each other up well.
I guess we shall see on Monday.

flutterbyte January 31, 2014, 5:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #274157

You know I feel kind of disappointed about this, but I can’t say I was too surprised.

Yeaah, but I wouldn’t say that wanting to be with Mike doesn’t make sense on an emotional level, she wants what she wants. That isn’t to say that it does make sense in general.
What I think will happen is what most people think will happen at this point and that is breakup, but without the chance of ever recovering and that would be thanks to Abbey’s background.

HelTH January 31, 2014, 5:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #274159

She went behind his back and drank after he told her not too. Then she proceeded to make a mess of things by being inconsiderate of Abby’s feelings, on top of that she confessed her feelings towards Mike. Clinging to him during Rachel’s birthday party right in front of Abby, acting like he isn’t even there. That is something that would sting, blow to his fragile Ego, something that would make him begin to distrust her.

She got an choice here… to let all feels go for Mike (Practically Be Grown-up About It) or she escalate it even further by telling Abby off because his feeling hurt. It is her choice, Abby really does have the right to break it off with her if he feels like it, but he wouldn’t be doing himself a favor because he will slump into depression.

Daisy and Abby were close until that party, now Abby is feeling distant because she hurt him badly. What is making it worse is the fact she is acting like it didn’t even happen, didn’t even explain to Abby and told him she is truly sorry.

This is a critical moment in their relationship, she must let go of her feelings for Mike for this relationship to work.

Mark January 31, 2014, 6:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #274160

This will get very interesting o.o

Tails January 31, 2014, 6:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #274161

Your Female no longer holds your attention, you must murder her and find another.

Rowboat Girlyman January 31, 2014, 6:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #274162

Oh ****!

Abbey the hell are you doing son?

Follarch January 31, 2014, 6:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #274163

Drama? On my Abbey x Daisy?

7 January 31, 2014, 6:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #274164

(… He’s remembering back to the party and the drinking. And now his mind is plagued with doubts. … You can’t take back what you’ve said. Hopefully they’ll talk this out like mature individuals… or, you know, just build drama and blow up and storm off and do things poorly.)

Allsmiles January 31, 2014, 7:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #274165

day face do-panel 5 :/

pokemonking68 January 31, 2014, 7:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #274166

So I am guessing the MikexDaisy event that went on in the party is finally kicking in, no? Why does everything I wish NOT to happen ends up happening? :(

On a side note, Abby and Daisy remind me of a real life couple I knew, only they where more or less gender flipped… It didn’t go down so well… Aww man I hate it when people ignore their problems…

Vanilla January 31, 2014, 7:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #274167

“like mature individuals”
you mean by declareing war at each other and secretly sniffling around in others privacies? Because that is what so called “mature” individuals do these days.

Tails January 31, 2014, 7:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #274169

I would say Rachel and abbey are in the same boat. They both love someone who doesn’t love them back. Rachel is taking it much better though.

Blue fox January 31, 2014, 7:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #274170

Thank god! I was hoping that Abbey would stop torturing himself with someone as emotionally manipulative as Daisy! Sorry, but I really never saw this working out. You shouldn’t date someone who has feelings for you when you have stronger feelings for someone else. It’s not fair to them and it’s just plain selfish.

Just a wanderer January 31, 2014, 8:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #274171

They look SO MUCH like kids in that big panel up there, considering the proportions of their heads compared to the rest of their bodies. XD

illeatyourself January 31, 2014, 8:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #274172

You know what I’ve realized?

All four of our main protagonists are jerks.

Now, I don’t mean that in a bad way. I mean it in a good way! The four main being four common archetypes in high school romance turning out to be a bunch of whiny, struggling, but human characters (while being animals) is… a refreshing thing to witness. :)

Especially our tsun-tsun, dere-dere Rushi-chan. :D And then Mike. And then Paulo.


(in other words, keep it up taeshi)

Just-A-Lurker January 31, 2014, 10:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #274173

I know how this is a new style and it’ll take a while until we’re totally used to it but everyone looks so much younger if compared to the other chapters that I can’t help but to feel a little uncomfortable. I think Abbey is the most contrasting character, since he was one of the most older-looking people in the old style. I know it’s an artist’s choice and we have to respect it, but maybe working on the proportions a bit more would be good? Abbey looks as tall as Rachel.

Somewhat January 31, 2014, 10:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #274174

I think the reason I cant like abby is because other than being an angry activist, he’s main job is moping and trying to make us feel sorry for him. At least so far. I bet in the future there will be awesome abby badass moments. He not just damaged he’s a protector. Lol maby I just take it personally because I could be a project too, daisy come fix me.

JustSomeCritic January 31, 2014, 11:01 PM EST.

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Aloevera January 31, 2014, 11:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #274176

Abby Please don’t catch Micheal’s Jerk Disease.

BloomKitryn January 31, 2014, 11:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #274177

After the way she exploded at Mike pretty much bringing out the jealous monster within her, Abbey really has every right to be mad at her especially when it happened right in front of him. She’s always been jealous of Lucy when she has no reason to. And the way she reacted when Lucy told her she talked to Augustus (this was during their sleepover) and how Daisy was all jealous even though she’s with Abbey……… Yeah I’m still thinking she doesn’t appreciate him fully yet.

Gee January 31, 2014, 11:35 PM EST.

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SnowyPaint January 31, 2014, 11:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #274179

Considering the passage of time, I find this interaction a bit odd. Wouldn’t have Abbey been this way immediately after the party? I expect after a month or so from the party (which I figure is now in the comic) he would have just dealt with the pain of Daisy being wishy washy, or just broken up already. I guess maybe being the sensible person he has established himself to be…he wanted to spend time thinking about it and just trying to deal with it internally. All the same, I am glad to see that Abbey wasn’t a giant doormat after that party and let Daisy get away with what she did without some repercussion.

sroberson January 31, 2014, 11:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #274180

This is way after the initial party, you guys.

If Abbey is feeling distant, there has been some **** happening and thinking he’s been doing that has got him to this.

He was never for the sex anyway… I mean he could be asexual. There is such a thing as a man who doesn’t ever think about sex in a sexual way. Think about his life… He never went through the whole look-at-playboy-in-the-bathroom stage because his life has been such turmoil that he just…. Doesn’t think about it.

He has too much of his own **** to deal with.

And Daisy is caring and sweet on the surface but she has this id that is overwhelmingly selfish. If anyone knows Freud, I’d say she has a huge id, a huge superego, and very little ego. Her personality is ruled by her gimmegimme and what other people think of her. When she is herself, on the rare occasion (like when helping Abbey with dealing with his mother’s death,) but…

I don’t know. Abbey has depression, I think? I’m a psych major but I can’t interview him and know for sure ahaha. But…

There’s a lot more going on than just “Abbey is mad because of the way Daisy acted at the party.” He’s been hurt by many things in his past, and there’s at least a month or two we don’t know about. If he was mad at Daisy for the party he got over it. It has more to do with her behavior and his personal crisis.

If you can’t love yourself, kids, it not only makes it harder to love someone else…but it makes it hard on the people that love you. And when you’re in a relationship where both parties have self acceptance issues…

I feel sad now //sobbing

Silveryogurt February 1, 2014, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #274181

I think Silveryogurt deserves top comment lol

Hunnikitty February 1, 2014, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #274182

that was an awesome coment! well done :)

Tails February 1, 2014, 1:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #274183

I would like to say first that I am a huge fan of the comic, and I love all of the characters you have created. And I appreciate the fact you are trying to experiment with the art style but I don’t think this is the right look for the comic; the characters just look little, like late elementary school kids not the high schoolers they are supposed to be. I think the comic looked better in its previous style. I could easily be in a boat by myself with this thought. Either way I hope that you continue to do what you love to do and I hope my opinion has not discouraged you any. XD

shortfall23 February 1, 2014, 1:46 AM EST.

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Limit February 1, 2014, 2:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #274185

Aaaaaabbey! What’s eating you, pal? D:

Alamoraine February 1, 2014, 3:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #274186

Is anyone else happy that abbey did that 8-D

Rumblebox February 1, 2014, 3:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #274187

Wowowow asdfgh;; I’m usually a silent reader but I have to say Daisy is super adorable in this style. ! ;v;

Masu February 1, 2014, 4:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #274188

are we sure Abbey isn’t gay? I’m not saying this to be insulting I think he might really be gay.

Rick Astley February 1, 2014, 7:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #274189

@Rick Astley
Abbey loves Daisy. Or is it past tense now?

Nikary February 1, 2014, 7:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #274190

Finally something is happening to their relationship. Not trying to be mean but the only ones we’ve seen now in pain are Mike, Lucy and Paulo. They’ve been in so much pain, so much that it’s time that we get to see someone else. Mike, Lucy and Paulo deserve a rest. Also it might be quiet interesting to see how this plays out. Not that Daisy and Abbey deserve this, but the others do deserve some rest (cause they will probably get into more stuff :( ).

Jonas97face February 1, 2014, 9:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #274191

Why does the characters suddenly look like pre-teens? flashback?

And what happened to Lucy?

Tangy February 1, 2014, 12:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #274192

Ooooooh snap, What’s going on, Abbey??

Chocothunda February 1, 2014, 1:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #274193

@Everyone Just a reminder, Taeshi is still EXPERIMENTING with the new style. Even if you don’t like the proportions or whatever it would look seriously weird if she just swapped in the middle of the chapter. The old style went though changes as the chapters went on and so will this one, so let’s sit back and watch.

Jaebird February 1, 2014, 2:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #274194

@Tangy its just the art style,taeshi is still experimenting w/ style like what Jaebird said

Higuera February 1, 2014, 3:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #274195

The art on this page is SO freaking pretty honestly. I love it. I think the shortness of the characters is adorable and does look a bit less ‘furry’, it’s a nice change.

Ket February 1, 2014, 4:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #274196

Daisy, stop pushing Abbey into sex. He isn’t ready.

Zaywex February 1, 2014, 4:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #274197

The in love is over.

Chabli February 1, 2014, 5:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #274198

Doesn’t really change the furry thing since that’s literally the base of all the characters in the story universe.
And the current art style really doesn’t suit the general storyline either.
As other have pointed out, it makes them look too young and “innocent” for it to fit together nicely.

Seems like a awkward mishmash of cutesy artstyle and serious storyline, it just doesn’t complement each other.

Lefty February 1, 2014, 5:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #274199

frick those guys man i think this style is cute and GENIUS
it adds a lighthearted feeling to the comic, not all things have to be and look dramatic.

also daisy:

Leo February 1, 2014, 6:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #274201

And then Abby became his father.

Guest February 1, 2014, 7:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #274202

Yeah Lefty is kinda saying what I thought, the style seems like it would have played better in the more comedy based strips earlier on. Seems to be a bit at contrast with the more dramatic side the story has taken, which I felt the water colours of previous chapters did beautifully.

Still I note that a good chunk of this chapter is most likely pre-drawn now, and that will give us more time to get used to the style and perhaps ensure that we are not all just experiencing a culture shock as it were. XD

Anialator February 1, 2014, 7:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #274203

Even with a month gone by, and even considering that he said he was prepared to deal with her feelings for Mike when they first got together, the party shenanigans weren’t so bad that I could see Abbey making a thing out of it, but it’s gotta be eating at him. Considering what he said when they got together, maybe he’s trying to bottle so he can keep to it, and it’s getting to him.

They’re still kids and saying he can deal with her leftover feels for Mike was something he didn’t think about before saying, because I can’t imagine someone interested in a monogamous relationship being cool with their partner having a thing for somebody else.

Ah to be young and foolish :smirk:

Grim the Gilded February 1, 2014, 8:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #274204

Daisy needs to let it go. Mike is not into curls. Abbey is a nice guy and she is kinda just renting him. Just using him to feel the void. Then again which main character isn’t?

Blue fox February 1, 2014, 9:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #274205

Oh dear. They’re the only stable couple in this story, I hope they can settle whatever needs to be settled :(

#include February 1, 2014, 10:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #274206

*2 days after it’s posted* OOOOOH! He’s upset ‘cause of the whole Daisy/Mike thing from the last chapter! That was like, what, a month a go comic-time wise since it’s Spring now?

MissShellGiraffe February 1, 2014, 10:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #274207

Glad to also see that these two are getting along great…sigh….

Tealjoy February 2, 2014, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #274211

?…… Something wrong?…
p.s. this page is times more easy than Lighter Than Heir ‘s update……

HongKat February 2, 2014, 1:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #274212

Looks like prime suspects for the main cast of Sue’s next play.

Vanvoltra February 2, 2014, 2:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #274213

I can’t say that this surprises me. It was only a matter of time. It has been a month so I can’t say it was because the Mike/Daisy thing. But I know that Abbey must be tired of having have to deal with it. Daisy still hasn’t really let go. So yeah. It was only matter of time. I hope they’ll talk it out. Otherwise it’s bye bye time for this relationship (for a short while cause if it would happen then I’m, pretty sure that they would be quick to forgive and get back together).

I hope that we will see more in Sue (because she’s my favorite character :D ).

I agree with you

Jonas97face February 2, 2014, 3:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #274214

*pssst…. augustus… be ready…*

aaav February 2, 2014, 3:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #274215

Realy gotta love how taeshi can keep u guessing, its realy impressive. For me I think thats y I love this series, I wanna know how it all pans out, and I care annoff about the characters that I want them to be ok. The love triangles and the sense of humor r fun too, but what realy keeps me tooning in is just how good th the writing is. Heck its got it all. I read alot of comics and this is by far my favorite. Also wow the artwork just gets more beautiful with every page, looks like a painting, btw id totally buy a bittersweet painting

JustSomeCritic February 2, 2014, 5:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #274216


Adolf Hitler February 2, 2014, 6:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #274217


Well funny enough you explained the problem with the art style yourself.
It’s adding a llighthearted feeling, trouble is, the current chapter’s direction is the exact opposite of that.
And that’s where the feeling of it all being forced together stems from.
They just don’t fit together, plain & simple.

Not saying you’re not allowed to like the art-style as a separate entity, but it goes against all logic when it comes to storytelling with a comic.

And that’s people’s problems with it.

Nostra February 2, 2014, 7:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #274218

@hunnikitty & @tails
Thank you C’x

I don’t actually think Auggie was going to rape Daisy… He knew Abbey was in the bushes watching them, and there’s more to him than straight-up villain. He’s FFC, the one-winged angel ;) There’s always a backstory! And in Ask BCB, he said this:
So. Idk. I don’t think he was going to rape her. He’s actually nice ^^

Silveryogurt February 2, 2014, 1:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #274219


I’m getting a TV Tropes vibe here.
“oh he’s not bad, just misunderstood”

Prickled February 2, 2014, 4:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #274220

Old style back please <3 they look like little kids :/

Finally Daisy is being punished for how she acted. Go abbey! You are way to good for her! :]

Amanda February 2, 2014, 4:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #274221

Is someone still upset about a certain someone’s drunken comments

Timni February 2, 2014, 9:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #274222


Hehe yeahhh… He’s super underdog! …except a cat?

At least in my opinion?

Silveryogurt February 2, 2014, 9:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #274235


+bird+ February 3, 2014, 5:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #274236

Is Abbey really willing to forget everything Daisy has done for him and be mad at her for some comments while she was drunk?

Amanda February 3, 2014, 6:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #274339

Drunk or not, the mind is sensitive. He’s going to be hurt even if she meant it or not, because now his mind is focused on it. I know i’d be upset in his position.

Chazz February 4, 2014, 5:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #274368

I think I would be pretty upset, too.
Please correct me if I’m wrong (I want to be wrong), but I always thought that when a person was drunk they would say what is on their subconscious… or unconscious…
So when a drunk person says something that could be potentially hurtful, it would also mean that’s how they really feel about something.

Wei February 4, 2014, 11:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #274798

I don’t like Daisy. Her and Mike like to come off as the most innocent of the group when really they’re not.

If Lucy was a guy, there would be no hate for this so called “abuse” she does to him. It looks more like when guys tease and joke around with each other like what Paulo and Mike do to each other, not abuse. Mike is just an oversensitive *****.

Then there’s Daisy, the one who just can’t let go of Mike or Augustus. She’s incredibly selfish. She was always jealous of Lucy even though she had no reason to be. She has trouble REALLY appreciating people.

Of course, everyone has their bad sides.

Let us think February 9, 2014, 6:34 PM EST.

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