January 17, 2018
So all those days Bernice sits on the floor, with Luann, in her room, are because she didn’t want “a romantic distraction”??
Give me a break! Being someone’s muse is all swell and fine but that won’t set you up with a future husband, house, kids etc.
She’s lying to herself.
okay then. so where do we go from here?
Ball of confusion.
Backwardness or Forwarding?
Well, props to GnK for invoking culturally accurate Millennial speak in this one.
PERSON 1: (Asks a trivial or thought-provoking question)
PERSON 2: Yes.
Throw the ball for Puddles!
Nil knows what he’s doing. He’s keeping the romance going.
Now we’re going to get into an existential discussion? Really? 8^ )
I hope Greg gets as much enjoyment drawing Puddles as I get from seeing him.
So far, Luann sounds like Bern’s psychoanalyst in this arc.
Jumping his bod? So articulate Luann!
But it’s only Nil’s soul, who cares? It would probably eat anything when sufficiently hungry!
See Frame 3: Puddles knows the answer. He selected answer A – “Jumping his bod.”
One step forward, two steps back.
Multiple comments yesterday about Luann’s vaginal “show and tell”. No comments about how she has developed heavy thighs and a busty butt.
Careful, Bernice, or you’ll end up singing
♬ Saw you downtown singing the blues
♬ Its time to face the music
I’m no longer your muse ♬
“The One That Got Away.” Katy Perry
In the center panel, it appears that Bernie has had a lobotomy.
Someone needs to watch the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta “Patience”
Nil would approve of Bernice’s answer in the last panel. He’s rubbing off on her.
Meanwhile, Les is sitting alone in the gulag listening to his favorite song, “Winchester Cathedral” by The New Vaudeville Band:
The biggest lies are the lies we tell ourselves.
Both Puddles and Luann’s mind are capable of wandering off. Pay attention to your pup, Luann.
At least, she is not dreaming about a Beatrice and Jacque storyline?
Right now I can’t think of the literary canon in which expressions of not really being in intense love by a main character who really is in intense love but it’s here, I argue with Nil being intellectually immature, not dealing with romantic feelings, and Bern? Well we know how confused she is. Luann somehow will spark a disruption in Bern that will somehow lurch toward some semblance of romance with these two, or not.
Take that ball and bounce it off Bernice’s noggin ten times, daily.
It’ll help with your hand-eye coordination.
It might even do Bernice some “good.” ;-)
Who cares, just throw the ball for pud’s
I’m surprised that no one mentioned “friends with benefits”!
I think Bernice is even more in love with Nil now than before. She’s talking to Luann about him without being ashamed and with a huge smile on her face! Maybe what used to be almost only physical attraction is now true love? Dunno, for now Bernice wants to focus on her studies, but something will probably happen to stop her. Probably Jack or maybe Piro’s return, and Luann will always be on her side as a tireless, precious and irreplaceable friend.
Going OT a bit:
Here’s an idea for a story arc: Brad & Toni learn that Shannon is an heiress to millions from some eccentric relative.
Unfortunately, her “sperm donor” finds out too, and returns to “claim” his daughter.
Then, there’s a court hearing where Brad & Toni prove abandonment, and her brother’s sorry ass ends up in prison.
How about it, G&K?? At least it’s something different!!
Bernice doesn’t know what she wants…. Next, she’ll blame her parents..
A quantum superposition of states.
My question is, why isn’t Puddles on a leash? Does she want to lose him again??
How about a new guy for Luann? Or just a date. The girl is in college, is it an all female school?
This is all very amuseing.
I think Bern might be less conflicted if her thoughts more aligned with a recreational instead of romantic aspect of her relationships. She seems to think that any urges she has with a potential partner must culminate in everlasting love. Maybe she just needs to loosen up and have a good time for once.
Bernice always makes it so complicated. What happened to two people just agreeing to be friends? No, not here, that’s too easy and mature. It has to spiral down the rabbit hole of muse and struggling artist. We will watch her try to fulfill that role, with the end result just being the two of them back in the bushes again.
Bernice, just admit that you blew it. Everyone deserves love, but heres a little news flash: You ain’t everyone.
Marriage is about enjoying each other’s company while doing mundane tasks. If the only time you enjoy being around somewhere is when you are getting hot and heavy, that relationship is only being a momentary distraction, a mere way to past the time.
Bernice will definitely be a virgin all her life. That is best for all the males she knows.
I thought we were done with this, now Puddles needs to get lost and we can go back to that one too
Distraction from what? It’s not like Bernice is especially driven or even very busy, as she still has time to sit around on Luann’s bedroom floor all day. And she’s been at the same point in her education for about 8 years now. What’s she got going on that requires too much attention to allow for a relationship?
As usual, Bernice is just lying and making excuses.
Bernice is definitely lying to herself about not wanting a romantic involvement. If Jack were to ask her out she would jump at the chance. And jump him too.
Bernice: "I don’t want a romantic distraction in my life right now……
Unless it’s JACK!!" (pant, pant, drool) :D :D :P:P
I have found that when someone tells you that they don’t want any “romantic distractions” in their life right now, they mean they don’t want any romantic distractions from you.
Same2Ubuddy raises an interesting specter. Which character will get pregnant first? In order of likelihood, the candidates are: Toni, Stef, Bets, Bernice, Tara, Luann, field, no one.
What say y’all?
Les catches her on the rebound and she moves into the bawdy house. Poor Gunther has to move back in with his mother.
It isn’t as easy to jump a man’s soul as it is his bones!
Take your pick. Depends on your perspective.
A muse? It’s what Bern is doing to us with this arc. Just wait ’til the hormones kick back in…
Before and AFTER she became a muse,Bernice still looks like she’ll fall down an open manhole because she’s too busy dreaming about Nil.
The names have changed but the positions have stayed the same.
Meanwhile,there is an argument about who will claim Steffi’s bleached,suffocated body from inside the van.
This arc is boring! Let’s get back to Tiffany!
Yes, being Nil’s “muse” is perfect. Perfect way to get rid of someone you realize you’re just not that into them, without hurting any feelings. Now both are happy.
Strip goes as creator sees it
Bernie is trying to justify her response to rejection. I think it isn’t working . She is (to put it mildly) conflicted!
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