January 17, 2018
Who knows Bernice… maybe you can catch the bouquet at Nil’s wedding?
More like “muse without benefits”.
It would be hilarious if G&K just left it here and they continued happily in their platonic muse-ship.
Bernice is happy, Nil is happy, let it be.
He Luann, maybe work on your relationship status?
Time will collapse the agreement!
a platonic relationship does not come with “benefits.” Those benefits are decidedly carnal.
“Platonic, non-intimate, muse ship”?
Sorry, the look on your face says something else.
Puddles wants Luann to know, “Less talking. More throwing.”
Hormones beat pact.
I wonder how long that’ll last.
Luann! Focus! Throw that ball before Puddles snatches it out of your hand.
Whatever. Now, Bernice, what about JACK?
I miss Knute and Chrystal they enjoy each other without the drama.
Try Muse without benefits.
Has Nil ever showed any interest in a romantic relationship??
So far, it’s been Bernice who’s been making the moves.
Look like Luann has already understood that this pact will not last long. She knows Bernice too well and knows she won’t resisth the temptation. I agree with her, Bernice was too attracted to Nil to be able to stay long in a platonic relationship with him. Plus, Luann knows that if he will starts dating someone, Bernice will be crazy jealous.
Ahh, the naivety.
Look at the three pine trees in the background of panel 1. Bernice drove them crazy and they spontaneously combusted.
Does she get vision & dental as well?
Bernice is kidding herself.
The only questions are:
1) Will that fact dawn on her by Saturday?
And 2) Will Luann be “friend” enough to tell her?
As long as the story muse , er moves along!
We continue with more of Luann’s existential muse-ings. “To muse or not to muse. Whether ‘tis nobler to remain platonic or suffer the slings and arrows outrageous ball chasing or take up outrageous task of convincing Bernice she’s a neurotic mess!”
Meanwhile, Nil’s friends are all like… “Dude… have you gotten into that chick’s pants yet?”
I talk with my muse often. I assume she is “Thalia” and she has never corrected me.
he’s working on having his muse pose for some artwork
All this time I don’t think I ever noticed Luann is a lefty.
….and previous intimacy does not count — over and over does not count. Any children which may ensue DO NOT COUNT. Gravestones side by side after 80 more years do not count…..
There’s not much aMUSEment in this storyline.
Bern’s hormones are going to win out over her platonic, Spock-like philosophy. She enjoys it too much.
This is what “friend-zone” sounds like.
Everyone deserves to be loved, but Bernice ain’t everybody.
Bernice seems comfortable with her new relationship with Nil, so I hope it all ends well – like tomorrow – let it end. This story has gotten really boring. Sure, she’s one of the characters in this comic, but it seems like it’s been all about her for months.
Throw the ball Luann
Yup. Just ask Picasso, for one.
when did Bernice raid Gunther’s closet?
Time will only tell. Smart money says they will fall into an intimate relationship again.
How many normal 19 year old males want a platonic, non-intimate relationship with a young woman? None that I’ve ever heard of.
Luann on a roll
That would be about ZERO! Zip, Nada. We are definitely wired differently than that.I can testify, I was 19 once and I still happily remember it. Good times!
How refreshing it’s been the last two days; Luann showing up in her own strip.
Wonder what will happen when Bernice and Nil go to an a-muse-ment park.
It’s ironic that Luann, who was very very resistant to having a physical relationship with Quill now feels such remorse for Berniece that Berniece has chosen to end her physical relationship with Nil.
If Nil liked cows would he have a moos?
Pacts are made to be broken. Something desirable is being forbidden, but for how long.
Bernice is one repressed woman.
Oh my God now the writers don’t know what “with benefits” means. Groan!
AKA “tedium for two”. And us.
Bernice will end up being a frustrated single woman with a house full of cats.
I think being in a relationship with Bernice would be like having a muse around your neck. I’m betting Nil is happy he’s foot-muse and fancy-free.
Someday they’ll fall into each others arms like James Stewart and Donna Reed—-“I don’t want plastics.I don’t want the chance of a lifetime!”
And Delta and Zane have been married a year now….
What are the so called benefits again?…..
Nil seems to know exactly what he’s doing here.
It’s all a little confusing; I’m not sure that Mr Evans has a settled idea of what makes Nil tick. (Including such details as the hint that he’s a far-from-untalented artist in the classical/academic vein, despite his nihilistic posturing.)
I guess it is now?
Didn’t I see this sort of thing once on an episode of Kate & Allie?
“Platonic, non-intimate, muse ship…”
I remember the original EULA for the pioneering anti-spyware program Spybot—Search&Destroy, which included:
" I. Freeware
Elsewhere, the author posted this:
“Many people have guessed that she is my girlfriend. To my own bad luck, that is not true. But while she does not return my feelings of love, we still share a really wonderful and great friendship, and I am very very proud and lucky and thankful to be allowed to call her a friend. A friend who is warmer, more kindly, more forgiving, a friend to whom I feel closer to than any other. Even as “only” a friend (where “only” is quite the wrong word), Sandra Klass earns the title Most Wonderful Girl On Earth more than any other person on this planet.
“Dear Sandra, I love you, and your friendship means all the world to me!”
No since muses don’t liaison with the artist.
Is anyone in this cartoon strip normal?
You talk of being distracted, Luann? Puddles awaits his ball!
And “platonic with benefits” is a non-starter! It does not compute, as they say.
Confusion reigns supreme with Bernie and Lu….
Isn’t a platonic non-intimate muse-ship another word for friend?
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