This is going to tear Michelle up... Her last words to Wiley were harsh, she's probably going to blame herself as well as regret her last words to him were spoken in anger. We've all known things would eventually go south because of the first chapter, but even still... I guess it's nice to hope for a ray of sunshine even though you know it's going to be a cloudy day.
Just as a prelude to these statements;
I don't dislike the author at all, I don't know him. Me disliking the story does not mean I harbor any ill will towards him, I really do hope that he continues to do what he loves. But I do feel that given the comments have returned, this is open opportunity to make a statement or two in reflection of the story's recent events.
I stopped reading this comic a couple of years ago because I thought, frankly, that it was terribly cliche. Decided to come back with some kind of hope that it could improve. And without reading the other pages/chapters (this was the first chapter I happened upon; I ended reading the previous chapters after the fact), exactly what I thought would most likely happen in the story (following it's "we're oh so very existential college kids who have a dramatic and sad story and we don't know where life will take us" route) did in fact happen. Of course Wiley killed himself. You're lack of deviation from cliche and easy roll into the pit of fake existentialism guised as "youth, 'rock and roll', drugs, and real problems" has made your story horribly predictable since page 50. I won't say page 1 because that's honestly not realistic, but it didn't take long to decipher exactly where this story was going.
Ultimately, what I mean to say is that the road this comic took was incredibly disappointing. The plot itself isn't so much the issue, as I know that most people prepare their plot much time in advance of actually creating the comic. The way you decided to present it, i.e. the comic itself, is a grave disappointment. And I know my words are harsh-- I am not going to try to rationalize my position other than saying that I really thought you could improve and evolve the story more than it was 5-6 years ago and unfortunately you failed to do so (in my eyes, I don't speak for anyone but myself). I held off from saying similar words a couple of years back because I believe in giving people a change to improve themselves with time, but given that has not happened, I think I'm finally justified in stating my opinion.