oh how delightful
I won't read this comic
Fuck her she broke my boy
>inb4 the smaller heads edit
>>133141904How to have green text?
>>133141877SHE'S GOING TO MORB OUT
>>133141877It seems James is going to back up Mike.
>>133141937yeah no shit, he doesn't know. looks like lucy just leaves anyway.
>>133141877>DID I MENTION HOW MUCH OF A GOD GAMER THIS GIRL IS?
>>133141920Don't be a newfag who can't see with your eyes
>What are you doing here, at this public arcade, high school guy who I know enjoys video games, and is clearly in the presence of friends who likewise enjoy them?Damn, she must have landed head-first the night she spilled her Heinz 57.
God i wish i could punch her facestupid bitch
Quads and Veronica kills herself.
I swear to jesus if Mike doesn't say anything during this interaction..
>>133142020He's not going to say anything except to tell James to leave it alone lol
>>133141937>who dis white bitch and why she dumping on my bro?
>>133141960>yeah no shitI'm never sure when Lucy's around. Taeshi might just warp the situation around somehow.
>>133141877Oof. It was nice while it lasted
>>133142021No bait .I have been in four chan for less than 6 month and still dont know how do you do it.
>>133142003Unfortunately the patreon commenters seem to believe in the concept of a "public safe space" which Michael is of course violating in yet another careless example of daring to exist.
>>133142073>less than 6 month>on FOUR chan>doesn't know how to "make text green"Well look at that, I took the bait
>>133141920>>133142073Oh wow, it's been a while since I told someone to Lurk moar.Lurk moar, faggot.
>ugh I can't believe I keep running into this guy I live close to and study with, he must be stalking me
I've noticed people in these threads keep waiting for an outsider to give Lucy an epic verbal smackdown that elevates Mike at the same time, but it's never going to happen. Eternal Flame was quite literally the sequel to December except it's not as heavy as a suicide attempt so Tae can wield it more easily against Mike. All James needs is to hear that Mike has been messing around with two girls at the same time for his enthusiasm for the guy to be dampened.
>>133141877>How dare you infiltrate my line of sight, cretin.Fucking hell, thinking he's following you again is one thing, but you're in public and he's with a friend, get over yourself.
>>133141920write anything with the ">" beforelike this>fag
Lucy ruins their date.Great.
>>133142114Should add that even if it does happen, it doesn't matter, because we know that Lucy is right and Mike is wrong. It won't make Mike feel any better. He will not ever win until Lucy takes him back.
>>133141877God, I wish someone would take measures to correct Lucy's behavior, even if it would require something as severe as blackmail and corporal punishment to make it happen.
>>133141960I hope Lucy just leaves and doesn't try dropping some out of context bomb on James in an attempt to sabotage Mike's happiness just because she's bitter that he seems to moving on from everything.>>133142080I knew the patreons were pretty brain dead, but that's ridiculously. It was impossible for Mike to know Lucy would be there, and he shouldn't have to give up going places that she might appear at.
>>133142145Fuck you nigga, my boy James is gonna pound Mike in a steamy and passionate fashion.
>>133142020>>133142028>Mike lets Lucy walk all over him because of his promise to leave her be>misunderstanding after misunderstanding ensues>Lucy keeps ramping up the bullying aka her unhealthy defense mechanism because Mike gives zero pushback>all the abuse steadily wears down his self-worth>culminates in a big OH SHIT moment when Lucy realizes Mike has been trying to protect her from himself>the kid now sees himself as an unlovable monster>Lucy can either try to lift him back up or retreat back behind her walls to avoid getting hurt againIt won't happen, but an anon can dream.
>>133142186I sure hope so, these two are the best couple bcb has had since it started
>>133142170>Psycho James kidnaps her and makes everyone think she's dead so he can present a mind broken version to Mike as a personal slave.
>>133142186James a real one
>>133142114Real friends congratulate each other when they manage to pick up girls though
>>133142176But anon, Lucy has both a mental disorder and a vagina. That makes her a sinless, holy creature that must be protected at all costs.
>>133142191Anon that might make Lucy seem like she's in the wrong which can't ever be the case.
>>133142176>It was impossible for Mike to know Lucy would be there, and he shouldn't have to give up going places that she might appear at.If you look at page comments from last update, they were blaming Mike for not hiding before Lucy could see him.
>>133142216Not when you have a gay crush on him
>>133142170It won't happen, the creator endorses Lucy' attitude
>>133142176Remember that Tae herself had to tell these morons that you're not supposed to hate Mike.
>>133141877>What are you doing here?The nerve of this bitch to wonder why someone would go to a public place they enjoy. Is he just supposed to leave because you're in the same plane of existence as him? I don't think anyone but a self inserting psycho could like Lucy at this point.>>133142080They're braindead lucy stans. It's what they do
>>133142232She's allowed to be wrong in rare two or three-page increments, as evidenced by her attempt to rape Augustus. Naturally, a great deal of Mike suffering beforehand will be required before Lucy can commit a true wrong. And of course someone else must be on hand to blame for setting Lucy off that way.
>>133142170She's Tae's self-insert and Tae clearly has no interest in changing her own behavior so it isn't happening.
>>133142191It's like we entered purgatory mode, the story just keeps repeating over and over again.
>>133142279They have nothing to write once the story is finished so we'll be in this loop forever until something forces the story forward.
>>133142236>how dare Mike not activate his anime powers and accelerate out of there like he's fucking cyborg 009
>>133141937I'm not quite sure if this is anger or if he's just furrowing his brow, straining that one brain cell of his trying to figure out what Lucy's deal is.I remember an anon from a few threads back who seemed to have seen Lucy's first page before it was posted, so if you're here, can we get another hint about how this is going to go?
>>133142197The issue is that the standard is so fucking low that simply seeing Mike in a happy relationship it would qualify as good. I don't fucking care about his issues anymore, I really don't. Taeshi has had every opportunity to present some fucking growth for all these faggots but she doesn't.After breaking up with Sandy, Mike could've just sat there thinking about how he lets bitches walk over him until he explodes, but Lucy just had to be there out of pure coincidence to ruin any fucking self-reflection with her fucking succubus magic.
To be way more fair than this comic or its creator deserve, Lucy is egotistical enough to believe Mike would be stalking her again. She's used to the world revolving around her in some fashion.
>>133142197you can literally only go up from dealing with Sandy's cheating and the bundle of crazy that is Lucy. Make Mike gay/bi and have him date male Daisy. At this point it would be acceptable and a shit ton of drama would just fucking cease.
>>133142303James being utterly immune to Lucy's black hole gravity well of Mary Sue bullshit would instantly elevate him to top tier character status.
>>133141877She's going into Maximum Overcunt!
It's just so amazing that Lucy only says one thing and she still comes off as a super bitch.>>133142345No lie, a secret Mike-Augustus friendship would have been interesting. Could have been if he wasn't sipping the Lucy Kool-Aid now too.
>>133142369I mean this is their first interaction iirc and he jumped straight to sucking her dick for being da best at video games. If he avoids getting sucked into her bullshit it'll probably be a combination of him just being too stupid to pick up on what's happening and Lucy not going all out.
This comic is like the selfish, abusive friend that you keep hanging around for some reason.It never stops.
>>133142372Only the legendary super twink can defeat her!
>>133142432Going from reflexive dick-sucker to "wow actually you're kind of a cunt huh?" and not liking her anymore would be an acceptable outcome. Though it would also set up his inevitable disappointment with Mike.
>>133142443James is going to kill Lucy this chapter
>>133142487art of James clocking Lucy's bitchy face plz
>>133142435I get it now, the comic itself is our own Lucy.
>>133141877Does Mike have to shit?
>>133142526He got stomach pain from anxiety.Either that or Mike's about to drop a log on Lucy.
>>133142503James climbs mountains for fun i'm sure his grip is strong enough to take out lucy if he just held her throat for a few minutes bonus if he fucks mike then
>>133142526No, but he does it recreationally
Fucking finally Mike is gonna get the back up he needed. Everyone's been giving him shit ever since he rejected Lucy.
Wanna bet Lucy isn't talking to Mike or to James but to someone else in the background and she slips past them without saying anything because Qween Wucy is just a misunderstood victim?
>>133142487James cornering Lucy in the bathroom and traumatizing her into silence with his secret psycho side would be a wonderful twist. Unaware Mike now has a gay yandere stalker while Lucy's bullshit is hard checked as she's bullied into submission thanks to all the Confrontation flashbacks. No one would believe her story about James because he's such an outwardly nice guy.
>>133141877If I started to read this comic how much backlog is there?
>>133142526He's just preparing to get shit on again. This is his life now.
>>133142561nah she seems to acknowledge them at least judging by the preview
>>133142575holy fuck it would be amazing
>>133142580A little over 100 chapters.Don't bother. Save yourself, keep to fanon if you really must.
>>133142561Given how immensely annoying and dissatisfying that would be, the chances are all too strong.
>>133142580years and also just don't, there are better webcomics to read with your time
>>133142560Fingers crossed that's the case.I'm afraid Lucy will expose Mike in front of the gang with a context bomb and they ditch him. Nightmare scenario for Mike.
>>133142369>Lucy's face when James says "no thank you"
>>133142614if they stood up for him i would go ape shit in a positive way (which is why it's not gonna happen)
>>133142620holy fuck please i want this to happenlike seeing madison be hurt is satisfying but only superficially but lucy holy fuck it would be delicious
>>133142605I'm new to webcomics, which ones would you recommend?
>>133142614>I'm afraid Lucy will expose Mike in front of the gang with a context bomb and they ditch him. Nightmare scenario for Mike.if this happens then Taeshi is just a cunt and she can never be mad about people hating Mike because she never gives that nigga ANY long term happiness.It's honestly perplexing how she can treat on of the main characters, hell the main lead at this point, like this and just think "Yeah this is good writing!"
>>133142580Don't listen to the other anons, read the comic. If you're a fast reader you can read it in about 2 days, and there are some nice moments in the story.
>>133142658not too varied myself but i've beard lookouts is good and also tamberlane is excellent (it has actual writers behind it and has an end chapter in mind)
>>133142614>I'm afraid Lucy will expose Mike in front of the gang with a context bomb and they ditch him. Taeshi isn't bad enough of a writer to just introduce a set of characters only for them to be dropped two chapters later. I can see it happening maybe when they fullfil their purpose of making Mike happier.
>>133142667Mike is the main character of the entire comicShe’ll pretend Lucy is but the focus is often never on her and she pops up in what’s basically Mikes overall story
>>133142580This >>133142676It's not a huge time commitment, if you like this sort of drama go for it.
>>133142614I'm imagining this is what has Mike about to go into fetal position. He hasn't had such a good time in ages, with people that don't seem to hold anything against him and aren't needlessly judging him, he might even make friends! But no, his own personal hell finishes downloading in front of him and he has to face the reality that no matter what he does it'll end on him hurting people and getting hurt, and ending the day as lonely as he started
>>133142580Took me a couple of days, but I was going a bit slow. But once I wanted to catch up, took me under a day.
>>133142580Don't think it's worth it but whatever.>>133142676 >there are some nice moments in the storylol
>>133142658depends what you are looking for
>>133142667Actually, I think this might be an example of Taeshi trying her best to render Mike likeable and failing because she's an idiot. The fans will fawn over Lucy and Paulo whenever they suffer, ergo all she needs to do is keep kicking Mike in the balls and making him cry (something she already loves to do). Perfectly logical if you have the tunnel vision of a half-blind ferret stuck in a tube maze.
>>133142782Not that Anon, but I've noticed whenever something nice happens, someone has to ruin it. Like the convention scene was pretty fun, but then there was a fight or something. It's not that bad tho, since it's two storylines merged together
>>133142782In hindsight the December rant was really good
>>133141877I'm astounded how quickly these two chucklefucks can yoyo from making out in the snow straight back mind-numbing discomfort.
>>133142710>Taeshi isn't bad enough of a writerLol. Lmao, even.But seriously, she could easily have them ditch Mike and hang around as useless extras afterwards. The diversity squad serves no purpose other than tumblrite appeal yet they pad out page counts all the same.
>>133142728>he has to face the reality that no matter what he does it'll end on him hurting people and getting hurtI want Mike to hit this point yet know current BCB is too stupid to even recognize this was a viable character arc trajectory.
>>133142822Anything is possible if the writer gives no fucks about basic cause and effect.
What are you doing here with a friend who's holding a shopping bag in a public space which you used to visit on a frequent basis? How is this possible?
>>133142804All she had to do was just let Mike show the track team some of his favorite arcade games. Literally that's it. Not only did we just leave a chapter with that shitty conversation he had with sandy that Taeshi also botched, but the chapter where Mike did first meet the team had a chunk of it taken out because Paulo and Daisy want to talk about being Bi which was pointless as all hell.It's mind numbing. BCB should be a comic of nothing but easy lay ups writing wise but Taeshi will literally take the ball, run all the way to the opposite end of the court, run back and then land on her face trying to slam dunk something.
>>133142818Yeah ok, I'll give you that.
>>133141877Betting money that Lucy is talking to James here.
>it's the climactic warehouse fight with Alejandro>tfw Lucy accidentally shoots a red barrel
>>133142846Mike being driven to despair due to loneliness from the actions of himself and others is something Taeshi wouldn't touch because it would require her and her fanbase to actually have legit sympathy for Mike.They'd probably go "See now you know how Lucy feels!" because god forbid anyone in or out of universe acknowledge the difference in treatment between Mike and Lucy
>>133142833>The diversity squad serves no purposeYeah but they were already established (as established as it can get with this comic) characters before they were lumped together (with the exception of Maddison). Mike's new group has barely existed for them to just fuck off doing another thing.
>>133142949Having a guy come up to heap praise upon her, then telling him to fuck off, is certainly a day in the life for our poor widdle Lucy-kins
i'm not reading this shit comic, what did mike do that necessitates he should...move to a different town I guess?
>>133143021Did you not read the rest of my post? You're assuming they up and vanish completely and I'm saying Taeshi could pull a Madison by keeping them around after.
>>133143049Nothing. He agreed to stay away from Lucy after some bullshit "You ruined her progress" speech Augustus gave her. But he can't tell when or where she'll go so a coincidental run in isn't his fault. Lucy's just a bitch.
>>133143049He shattered whatever self-confidence Lucy might have had, though it was her own personal insanity that finally drove Lucy off the side of a building and into a psyche ward. Basically her family recognized she couldn't handle shit in her current environment and shipped her off elsewhere. Something which Lucy keeps lashing out at others over.
>>133142899The issue lies in the PatreonYes it would be a better chapter if it was a non-drama chapter of Mike being with the bros. But that would have discussion die out quickly and make the Patreon folks not engaged. And that means no new/continued subscriptions of people who want to see the next page which means no money coming inForcing in Lucy for drama or shipbaiting or queerbaiting entices paypigs to want to see the next page and pay for it. He’ll even look how fast these threads are now that Lucy showed up compared to the beginning when there was no James being gay and the track team was just hanging out
>>133141877Is every social situation now on is gonna be a fucking excuse for these 2 chucklefucks to interact with one another ? I swear Mike and Lucy are the most uninteresting characters in this story.
>>133142191That would actually be a decent path towards Lucy starting to redeem herself from bein such an insuffrerable character, and her and Mike becoming friends again, but knowing this comic, it unfortunately won't happen. Nooo, lucy can't ever be wrong, it's always mike's fault.To be fair i don't like Mike's excessive passiveness to most things, but i hate seeing the comic trying to make him take the blame to everything that happens to poor poor lucy.
>>133143070Oh yeah lol, my bad
Now where's Augustus or Jordan? Cause there's no way Lucy could go to the mall without a chaperone.
>>133143127>most uninterestingIf you erase mike and lucy, the drama stops, and that's pretty much the only thing this comic has going. I mean these threads are pretty much death when they are not around.
>>133143248Lucy being allowed to walk to school without either of them a couple of chapters ago introduces some ambiguity. Or Taeshi could just straight up ignore established plot points again.
>>133143127>>133143266I can't imagine any of the other characters carrying this comic. Paulo and Daisy's pseudo-relationship is a boring farce and everything else is just tumblrite pandering.
>>133142998I like this panel, it looks like Lucy shot someone and deeply regrets it.
James gonna fight Lucy for insulting Mike.
>>133143328>lucy's face when everyone finds out who the father of her child is
Trash thread is live >>51145532
>>133143248They could be somewhere else in this arcade
Do not read this comic.
>>133143402>Lucy, why didn't you tell me?
>>133143402>Lucy's face when she starts hallucinating dead Mike's ghost talking to her
>>133141877Does Lucy think she owns the arcade? What is that question supposed to be
>>133143405I think you mistyped a number or something
>>133143488Lucy is used to the world revolving around her. That and I guess Mike's previous stalking is supposed to hand her carte blanche reason to make such assumptions
>>133143538the proper link format looks like >>>/trash/THREADNUMBER, because it's on another board
I came back after recovering thinking I could bare to read this fucking comic and now I feel like any time I spent relaxing and healing my terrible stupid brain was took away thanks to the appearance of this fucking stupid white cat and her sewer mouthI can't do it. Bye again
>>133143666You still recovered better then Lucy and made actually positive life changes
>>133143328>>133143438>Mike listen to me>this is very important>i need to pee on your scarf
>>133143622Someone better make it then
>>133141877Man-hating closeted lesbian, meet woman-hating open homosexual.
>>133143821It's like a portal into an alternate universe with a better BCB
>>133143821Is James high enough on the pity Olympics to fight Lucy "ketchup illness" Cat?
>>133141877Better question, what is she doing there?
>>133143951James is the fucking Mustard Tiger.
>>133143821I don't know why but James hating women is just funny
>>133143951No one is. James would immediately get labeled as a Mike-loving incel or perhaps a poor misled victim of Gray Cat's vile manipulation
>>133144066>>133144086>James takes Mike to his roomhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q95t2ulrXW4
>>133144066at least in the case of Lucy it's well deserved
>>133144066I want to see James on the thot patrol.
>>133144488Nice digits, based James the thot patrol in a nice uniform
Tae should just embrace Mike being gay.
>>133144488Lucy is James' own personal Sandy when it comes to Mike.
>>133144677He's not even allowed to be bi. Paulo was sacrificed on the altar of fujoshit whereas Taeshi cannot stand the idea of her self-insert failing to compete with a boy.
>>133144142So for hidden James traits, we have:>Despises women.>Is a "Hitler was one of us!" gay.What else?
>>133144870>James the /pol/ack
>>133144870>>133144952Does this mean James is racist against dogs, and certain cat breeds?
>>133144960Jame's fluffy body would be very good in an ss uniform right about now, with a very serious look. Trying to rule out all females in existence from around Mike; just to remove competition
>>133144960>Of course dogs are intellectually inferior! Just look at David!
>>133145014But David is canonically booksmart, he probably skipped a grade and takes advanced classes
Are you girls ready for James to stand around like an ineffectual dipshit while Lucy takes a hot steamy whiz all over Mike?
>>133145037Are we sure about that? How do we know his mother isn't pulling "favors" to ensure her darling David gets ahead in life?
GOD I HATE LUCY SO MUCH
>>133141877>>133141937Sometimes you have to be sassy in order to be wholesome.
>>133143127I don't like Mike and Lucy, at least not nowadays. They're both annoying as hell in their own ways, but their relationship is almost the entire point of this series, unfortunately. What makes it so frustrating is mostly just that the story goes round and round and round and, whenever things start to look like they could get better, they go back 20 steps for no good reason, and those setbacks end up doing permanent damage to the story. Like for instance, the infamous chapter, 'Eternal Flame'; It had what could be the beggining of some sort of redemption, but the final decision of making mike turn back to sandy for no plausible reason caused some permanent damage to the Mike x Lucy relationship, that is, like i said, the main point of the series.The other characters are meh. We see this Paulo x Daisy thing going on, but it doesn't have enough fire in it to get the series going. We have uuuh Diversity cast, but they're there just to earn some pink points. The other characters barely show up, they're literaly there just to serve as support characters now and then.So in the end, this mike and lucy thing is inevitable, as bad as they are.
I love James and I will bring death and destruction upon any who cast aspersions against him.This includes you two, you know who you are.
>>133144086I'd say you're joking but the cult was literally saying Mike was manipulating Daisy into smooching him to the point Taeshi had to add Daisy signing a document in front of a lawyer that certified she did it on her own will
What is she even doing there lmao, Mike is hanging out with a friend at the arcades being there alone like a retard is the weird thing.
Next page: Lucy makes a snide comment to Mike and walks away. However, James tackles her from behind and starts punching her repeatedly in the face, screaming at her to never, EVER talk to Mike like that again. All the background characters stand around and watch in horror, then a random dog character yells out, "CAAAT FIIIIIGHT!"
>>133145065she's canonically kinda busy as a pastry chef.
>>133145410>How to instantly get best boy permanently removed from the comic: the post
>>133145193Remember when Taeshi insisted that EF was supposed to be some big game changer despite how it looped the whole fucking plot back around for no reason? If I'm remembering right, her reasoning was that Mike stopped believing he was right. I take that to mean his self-confidence was broken and he no longer believes he deserves good things. His character evolution involves being reduced to a sad sack punching bag.
I've been riding high on the James wave but reality is starting to seep back in and I have to accept that it's not going to happen is it? If James happens then Lucy loses, and that isn't allowed.
>>133145307When did that happen?
>>133145185>Taeshi needed to realize the best way to introduce a gay character and be accepted by /co/ this whole time was just to make him hate womenbased!
Wait I thought 4chan hated the homos and differently coloured this thread doesn't make sense!
>>133145630Funnily enough, they now hate the white character the most.
>>133144815>Lucy is James' own personal Sandy when it comes to Mike....Lucy is James' long distance relationship girlfriend who cheats on him banging everyone from her hairstylist to the high ranking executives?
>>133143248The attempted suicide and its consequences have been forgotten; swept away by the events of Eternal Flame which the fallout is now the exclusive topic of the comic.
>>133145185>Come, Mike, the arcade's sanctity has been compromised by the presence of a woman>I fear there may be no spaces left untouched by the vile presence of womenDamn Taeshi... maybe you went too far this time?
>>133145643I think that anon meant that Lucy is an obstacle for James to love Mike, in the same way Sandy was an obstacle for Lucy and Mike's relationship.
>>133145542Also know as the day the cult dropped any semblance of wokeness because "women don't have agency"
>>133145630They just hate women more.
>>133145691This scene re-enacted by James would make me die, completed and happy.
>>133145691I love the detail of Daisy grabbing onto Mike's head as she smooches him. It is a small detail but it really shows the lust, want, and desperation she must be feeling in that moment.
>>133145691I wish we could have cynical burnt out Mike on the regular
>>133145630>differently colouredKinda non-issue with all the different fur colours.
>>133145630I'm just here to hate on Lucy.
>>133145630Nazi James would put all mix breed cats into the camps and only keep the purebred Mike to himself
>>133145735Well here's the important part, anyway.
>>133145881Blessed thank you
>>133145881Well, time to die I guess. Thanks.
>>133145775Hopefully lust-crazed Daisy has evolved into manipulative semi-slut Daisy trying to prey on both Paulo and Mike.
>>133145881Oh no James went from twink to swol
quick, pretend to hate james so tae doesnt think shes pleasing teh evul 4chinz by making james x mike the endgamegosh those fags am i right. geez i hate how mike and james are so gay. wow its so awful.
>>133145943It's too late, any swerve would be horribly delayed by her buffer and she would not dare to demonize an established gay character once her fanbase has latched on. Besides, she has plenty of practice gritting her teeth over unapproved shipping since that's what the discord does 24/7.
Do you guys recognize any recurring anons from these threads?
>>133141967InB4 Lucy starts shilling the RAZER DEATHADDER.
Mike death arc when?
>>133146038I meant Mike's physical death, not his hopes and dreams dying.
>>133146006No, and that's how I like it.
>>133145437Eyup. It's just an eternal loop. The reasons given are insufficient or just bad, and it permanently scars the characters and the story, as well as the theorectical endgame of the series.
>>133146029If you wanna shitpost with that, then here, have an ever so slightly improved version.As usual, I only notice some things I want to change after I've already posted.
>>133142223If I remember my old testament correctly, the main use of sinless holy creatures is blood sacrifice.>>133142205Hot.
>>133146273So lazy that they don't even bother updating their store. Typical.I find it interesting how they also didn't bother ordering more of vol. 4 citing high print costs, aswell as not bother to order more of Upstage.Atleast 4 is available as a pdf, upstage does not have a digital release.
>>133146273>Mike and Daisy are on backorderHmm that raises questions
>>133145691Why is his forehead so big on these 2 panels? Also, what happened to his nose? Is his nose like an elephant's? How'd it immediately get tucked under his scarf?These and many other coming next monday on BCB Mysteries
>>133146329>Upstagejust realized they removed it from the store page, guess they ran out.
>>133142575Tsundere getting BTFO'd by yandere would be pretty funny. I'd still feel bad for Mike, though.
>>133145437>If I'm remembering right, her reasoning was that Mike stopped believing he was right. I take that to mean his self-confidence was broken and he no longer believes he deserves good things.The annoying thing about that is that it feels like that's where Mike's character arc should go. The little to no support from his friends about picking Sandy over Lucy, people blaming him for Lucy trying to kill herself which is a heavy thing to lay at someone's feet, Sandy cheating on him, Lucy's treatment of him since she returned, all of it should have result in Mike seriously being down on himself despite a lot of shit being out of his control.That would have been the perfect place to have the track team or someone from outside of the table group start talking to him and help build him back up. Give him a new group to pal around with and actually experience what a healthy friendship is like.we kind of have that now with the track team but on top of being super hamfisted (which isn't super horrible but very blatant.) there just can't be a chapter where he can feel completely good in the company of his new friends. It always has to be something and now its Lucy. This could go many ways but I wouldn't be surprised if this put some kind of doubt into James about what kind of person Mike is. For all her talk about disliking how much people hated mike, Taeshi can't resist making him look bad herself.
>>133146360IIRC they were down to the final copies a few months ago.Which they announced by saying something along the lines of "its the final few ones, the boxes are heavily damaged but the cards should be fine. pls buy"
>>133146347Typically, the giant animu eyes are in the middle of the characters' heads just like in real life. In this panel, his frown is covering half his eye, making it look off center, especially with the lack of hair on top of his head.
>>133143821>James likes climbing rocks because he's a Fascist larper who thinks the Greeks were based for their strength and homosexuality
>>133141877Is it wrong that I would like for Mike to just say "fuck it" and tear into once more in full December style and finish this annoying bitch off for good?No? Didn't think so.
>>133146373We've played this game before. She claims she doesn't hate Mike but she's seething to this day about Suit and Goldie and this is evidently how she chooses to express it.
>>133146418*Tear into her
>>133146418At this point I'm just hoping for a surprise murder-suicide angle.Dealer's choice who does what.
>>133146418No. Lucy still didn't prove his december rant wrong. She's just feeling more confident because she has a Mike replacement.The final pairing is scorched earth no matter how much Taeshi wants to make it seem like it will work. They're better off not being friends ever again at this rate
>>133141877Is trash up?
>>133146455Yup, CtrlF, you should see the link to that post
Readstream is live: https://youtu.be/SK232Hz-vtg
>>133146436I'm trying to figure out how screwed up in the head you have to be to still be seething over an internet relationship that happened in your early teens when you're almost 40.That takes a massive amount of spite and effort that just isnt worth it at all.
>>133146453Tbh the actual message of this comic is that sometimes the people who were your childhood friends aren't really good for you to be friends with and sometimes it's just better for everyone to move on.
>>133146476more like the message is men are better than women. Only a man truly understands how another man feels
>>133142658"Narbonic" pulls off overarching storylines and characters better than most webcomics I've read, while maintaining a decent degree of gag-a-week wackiness. It's about a mad scientist and a straight-man computer programming henchman, and the adventures he gets into by entering the mad science industry. I recommend it if you enjoy character drama and/or midbrow comedy."Girl Genius" is good, but frankly its story gets so complex so quickly that I got lost and dropped it. But I've been meaning to read it again. It's about a girl in alt-history turn-of-the-century Europe run by technological tyrants, who gets kidnapped and involved in high political machinations. and I recommend it if you enjoy complex plots, thrillers, and/or old science fantasy pulp."8-bit Theater" is pure comedy, without much drama or seriousness to it, but it's very funny. It's based on a parody of the first Final Fantasy, but the connection is tenuous due to the main plot taking a back seat to the jokes. Starts a little rough, but gets over it quickly. By page 100 it's one of the most consistently hitting comedies I know. Also a great source of reaction images, pic related."Lackadaisy" is very well-drawn and written, but it updates extremely slowly. It's much more serious than the other three, and it's about a (fictional) outfit of bootleggers during prohibition. The creator is putting together an animated short, and it won't update until that's done, but even outside of that context you get maybe a few pages a year. I still recommend it on the strength of its story and art, but be warned.
>>133146273When do we get a life-size Finn plushie?!
>>133143821I had to scroll up to check if James was hugging Mike in the original, outstanding.>>133145691Progressives once again treating women like retarded children.
>>133143021Same thing happened to Abbey and Jasmine. They were interesting and likable characters, but they got dumbed down and shoved aside to make room for... this, I guess.
>>133143309Paulo carried the comic for a while before he got reset into pining-for-Lucy mode, and the rest of the secondary cast (Daisy, Abbey, Sue, Stacy, Rachel, Jasmine, etc) could and did form a varied and interesting ensemble before they all got lobotomized so Lucy could get her asspat quota filled.
>>133146418It would be pretty ooc at the moment. The best narratively coherent route I can think of eventually involves a burnt out, hope-deprived Mike giving Lucy his brutally honest take on the both of them. Not trying to tear her down but tired of their mutual self-destructive bullshit. Bonus points if it's delivered in a calm matter-of-fact or conversational way to emphasize the lack of ego or fucks given.
>>133146848The older versions of the characters could certainly work--hell, the old versions of Mike and Lucy playing out their little drama could actually be viable--but those days are over. All Taeshi cares about now is stroking her hate boner and applying the laziest bandaid fixes to her hemorrhaging storyline.
>>133146963Is Mike even capable of having a serious emotional conversation without sperging out?
>>133147230Isn't that girl the one Paulo was flirting with, thus making Rachel sad?
>>133147295Dogs look best sad
>>133144870>>133146367>>133146390>James the fascist larper yandereSure, fuck it!
>>133147197Ever since Eternal Flame, we've been blessed by sperg Mike going into remission. I don't think Taeshi would allow Mike true dignity, but at least he can be civil.
>>133147523Stacy is cute. Mike should drop these sluts and make out with her.
>>133147541I'd be down for it. The MMO group should hang out more often in person honestly.
>>133146963In-character acttions and narrative coherence are already dead, anon. If you can explain any of these characters motivations or thoughts, feel free, but I can't.
>>133147623Speaking of, the MMO group is all girls but Mike huh. Just imagine the possibilities. Lucy isn't the only girl gaymer. They should just raid together more often, if you know what I mean
>>133147667Abbey is also a gamer, as if it weren't already obvious.
>>133147667The MMO group also has Abbey
>>133147336Damnit, I wish my images would stop rotating 90° when I post them. Damn thing shows up right-side up in my files.
Just have Mike hang out between the track team and the MMO group. Two potentially great groups of friends would do wonders for his self esteem
>>133147763Rotation of the image was done in the metadata instead of the pixels actually being rotated. 4chan strips the metadata so idiots don't dox themselves when they post online.Rotate in a normal real image editor and it should work. If you don't have one installed, photopea.com works in your browser.
>>133141877You people actually read this
>>133148074you actually joined this thread
>>133148095I didn't "join" shit you cock goblin.
>>133148180you're literally in the thread
>want a "paulo gets a gun" story arc>get this shit insteadI shoud stop wishing for shit goddamn
>>133148216>Paulo gets a gun arcI bet money he'd shoot someone by the end of it. Either on accident or in a brief fit of anger
>>133148198and you're literally reading this cringe comicdie mad about it
>>133148253Read the comic, you won't regret it.
>>133148269Nope, get swerved on scrub.
>>133148225Imagine if Paulo shot Mike
>>133148420He would because Lucy said something bad about him and then Lucy would hate him for attempting murder in her name
>>133148216Why would he get a gun?
>>133143821Perfect follow-up after your last edit, just a better story altogether
>>133148576Since it's Paulo, he'd mainly get a gun to show off and look "badass".
>>133145630Have you never heard the term /co/mblr
>>133148683Former Paulo would have. NuPaulo is probably a gun control advocate
>>133148576The comic is set in America and gun ownership is higher among the working class.
>>133146242This is the follow-up to this >>133148420 also the ending
>>133149020>Mike calling Sandy to say goodbye as his organs hemorrhage and he bleeds out
>>133148955Makes sense. First thing that came to my mind from that post that he wanted a school shooting arc and so I was confused why Paulo. Because it's more likely a Abbey would come up armed to school to execute bullies.
>>133146242Is baby blue referring to Lucy?
>>133149296You should watch Breaking Bad
>>133149344Everyone here should, would be a much better use of their time
>>133149296Mike Suicide Arc anon always used a still from >>133149343 this scene, with Mike's face pasted onto it, but there are a few things from the comic you could associate the color with for that little bit of extra symbolism, if you like.
Anyone else think Augustus is going to show up out of nowhere?
>>133149132>gets her voicemail because she's busy with Francis
>>133150056Seems pretty well set up, but given Taeshi's ever degrading performance as a storyteller I fully expect him to be a no-show. At least when he'd actually matter in any interesting way. Maybe afterward in order to ass-pat comfort Lucy.
>>133142658Unsounded has great art and a cool story in a fanatasy world that isn't a typical "defeat The Dark Lord!" thing.
>>133150180>Maybe afterward in order to ass-pat comfort Lucy.Or maybe to tell her to calm her tits, because obviously Mike can't avoid running into her in public 100% of the time.Augustus is a Lucy simp who clearly doesn't like Mike, but I feel like he's been the voice of reason compared to all the other characters who are too wrapped up in themselves to see the big picture....Hey, a guy can dream, right?
>>133150253It's weird how well he got on with Mike back at the bleachers and even seemed to sympathize with him to a degree. That said, he also fed the kid that 110% bullshit line about Lucy being "back to square one" but given this is BCB we're probably meant to take his word for it.
>>133150288My most charitable interpretation is that he meant progress measured from when she came back. She got marginally less abusive and casually cruel, then EF happened and the very next thing she does is try and manipulate Paulo into letting her walk all over him.
>>133150371For my own satisfaction, I just take it to mean as measured by Augustus' personal cope. He wanted to believe Lucy was all better but her rape attempt and subsequent breakdown were impossible to ignore. Thus this must be a setback that Mike is responsible for rather than a slip of the already flimsy mask.
>>133150509Don't forget Lucy's rape attempt undoubtedly reminded Augustus of when he lost his virginity...
>>133150610Lucy really needs to get confronted by the fact she's been using Augustus as a Mike replacement. Girl could use some crushing realization and emotional fallout.
>>133150856I doubt it will come from Augustus. Poor boi has become a pussy who's living arrangement is tied to Lucy. His character has been destroyed.
>>133150968All the more suffering to go around if Augustus learns he's been a replacement goldfish to Lucy all this time, assuming he's been too lobotomized to recognize the obvious.
>>133147804Thanks anon. Here, have the corrected version.>4chan strips the metadata so idiots don't dox themselves when they post online.Idiots like me, I suppose.
>>133142804I don't understand this. The intent with having a character suffer and fail is to encourage growth and, ya know, plot development. You shouldn't write suffering as a cheap attempt to generate audience sympathy
>>133151124Why not? BCB runs on a lack of character development. Everyone loops back around and goes nowhere. Lucy need not become a better person. Paulo can be an utter hypocrite who pleads for special treatment and tender understanding but never gives up his asshole ways. Why should Mike be any different? It's also worth remembering that Taeshi herself is pretty adverse to personal development and plays the victim to get her way, so that's going to shape her sense of propriety.
Taeshi's schizo'ing out again!! OH BOY, I bet her fursona is gonna take down Suitcase's fursona SO HARD because she's the biggest badest bitchiest gurlboss that EVER was!1He's SO gonna regret wanting to date Goldie! I mean uh, Sandy!1How many more times can her fursona give "righteous" scathing lectures? Do you think she can produce 10 more years of content of her passive aggressively chewing out her husband in comic-form?
>>133151124That would imply this is written by a barely competent sane person with an inkling of talent. Taeshi has none of those.She is clinically insane and the comic is one long revenge fap-fest for her, giving off the biggest longest edging ever for some twisted emotional pay off.Amazing how she turned her husband into a slave and weaponized past drama from their teen years into the only thing sustaining them for a living.Suitcase is a fucking dickhole of the highest degree, but I'm sure Taeshi's fucked up his impressionable mind as much as he has hers.>>133151171Yeah no shit, Taeshi just wants to do a shitty comic instead of getting actual therapy. Then people read this garbage and pay her for it.
>>133151260>picFrom what I've seen of Taeshi's interactions with other people, this is 100% playing the victim. No doubt Suitcase is a stupid asshole who insults his wife on a regular basis, but she's also an asshole who demonizes others at the drop of a hat. It annoys me how she keeps plying for the sympathy and understanding which she has shown no interest in giving out herself.
How in the world did this thread get 300 replies in under 24 hours?
>>133141877HOLY SHIT LUCY YOU ARE SO AWESOME, I CAN'T COMPARE TO YOUR AMAZIN GAMER GIRL SKILLS!!!
>>133141877Why is mike all like>">.<"
>>133141877>WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?>MY ARCADE>MY CITY>MY WORLD>MY UNIVERSE
>>133151682Because Taeshi bending over to kiss her own transmogrified feline ass never fails to elicit outrage and disgust outside of the cult.
>>133151713Sudden onset shits from viewing a female
>>133151757He's just like me...>Captcha P00
>>133151713He knows what's coming. More abuse from little miss "I never wanted to see you suffer" herself.
>>133144952>James is /polgb/ personified.Can he get any more based?
>>133151713Why? I'll tell you why...
>>133152019Why do I have a feeling that eventual depressed Mike will make good on what he said to Daisy back at the library and let an overenthusiastic James "have his way with him?"
It's been a year since I've visited /co/ and still nothing has happened in this comic.
>>133152163You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave.
>>133152163Honestly if Taeshi didn't shit out 3 comics a week (more in the past iirc) and have such a generic ass concept this comic would have never gotten traction.Then of course Suit and Taeshi spammed this shit on 4chan until dedicated /co/ threads were allowed via backseat janny-positions and shit taken up by Suit.It's so fucking weird to think about this weaponized butthurt they've used for well over a decade to feed themselves while also fueling their own toxic relationship in the most passive aggressive means possible.Then disguise it as a kitty high school comic.Shit's weird.
>>133152723>that pageBurnout... Just take some time off, do something completely different man. Find yourself. No need to kms lol
>>133152723MIKE A FATIrl Lucy is so small and bratty...needs...
>>133152994Souppy looks more like the tall gay cat than Mike kek
>>133141937>James is going to defend Mike.I unironically love this fluffy little spastic
>>133153004Matt and Madison are just another set of self-inserts. It's weird that Taeshi wrote hers as a hyper hostile turbo dyke whereas Suitcase's was just classic Mike but large and gay.
>>133151682Lucy invokes that much anger out of people here. For pretty good reason
>>133155050Big Gay Mike sounds like the name of a character in something that already exists.I'm not sure what the purpose of Madison really was because nobody here or on her website liked her. She was the bitchiness of Lucy with none of the decent qualities she used to have.
>>133155050Does this mean that Suitcase is secretly gay?
>>133152723>It's so fucking weird to think about this weaponized butthurt they've used for well over a decade to feed themselves while also fueling their own toxic relationship in the most passive aggressive means possible.>Then disguise it as a kitty high school comic.>Shit's weird.Does this mean if they actually got helpful therapy and got mentally better then the comic would just end?
>>133151747the last chapter of BCB should be a final battle between Mike and Lucy. Winner gains the right to exist in that world.
>>133157800Only flaming homos use Spinel Sun as their pfp.
>>133153770What’s he looking at?
>>133159643The body length mirror placed in front of the bed mike and him are on.
>>133159904I think you mean the mirrored ceiling? He wanted to see all of Mike!
Mike is such of a sissy nice guy that he will never, ever motorboat Sandy's tits.James' fluffy boy chest, however...
>>133160156This is all everyone wants these days.Taeshi can unite the community under the new JamesxMike regime
>>133160156Sandy has no tits to motorboat
>>133160646>Taeshi can unite the community under the new JamesxMike regimeA glorious new future is possible for us all. But it won't happen, Taeshi is spiteful and merciless.
>>133160805Sandy's got great legs though
>>133161458And she knows how to use them.For example, by wrapping them around Francis.
>>133151373You may be right, but I can't look at comics like >>133152723 without thinking that Suit seems like a total asshole, both in general and specifically to his wife.
>>133153770I actually came back to complete this image. Not done yet, it's taking tine because I'm new to drawing these characters. Will post link when done because very NSFW.
>>133163432Post is in the thrash thread (/trash/51145532, can't link directly because NSFW thumbnail)