January 17, 2018
Make it shut up! lol
I think the worst part of her outfit is the hat. It doesn’t match with it at all.
She should have gone with something sexier and changed up her hair style for her Muse Makeover.
So will he break it off with her or spare her feelings?
It does natter
Anyone remember the girl named Six from the show “Blossom”? That’s how I’m picturing Bern talking.
Ironically Bernice is ruining her status as muse by trying to get into it
Where did the printed flowers go?
There is only one way Nil is gonna get this “muse” to STFU!
Bern believes if something is worth doing it is worth overdoing!
Nil should think of it as gaudy gift wrap. That is if he can inspire her to go along.
It says, “Runaway from this crazy person!”
She needs to let her hang down and cover one eye.
B, a muse doesn’t ‘look’ like a muse. A muse just IS a muse. (And I can’t remember B as such a chatterbox before…)
“The long sought after sounds of SILENCE! – Simon and Garfunkel
“Miscommunication.” – The Power Station
“Don’t give her ANYTHING to talk about!” – Bonnie Raitt
“I talk to the long-winded.” – King Crimson
“Let’s talk about EX.” – Salt-n-Pepa
“Talk is cheap, but silence golden.” – Chet Faker
“A little less action and a lot more talk.” – Toby Keith
“Talk NERDY to Me.” – Poison
“Talkin’ Bernice Halper Paranoid Blues.” – Bob Dylan
“Talk back trembling quips.” – Ernest Ashworth
“Let SOMEBODY else talk.” – Earth Wind and Fire
Greg forgot to draw the patterns on Bernice’s shirt. I think it doesn’t matter how Bernice is dressed. I think it is the way she talks, the subjects she brings up, etc. Intelligence turns on Nil. When I was young, I drooled over good-looking guys but always was attracted to the intelligent guys for the stimulating and interesting conversations. I ended up marrying a nice-looking – not good-looking/handsome/hot but nice-looking – guy because he has a dry wit and is a good conversationalist about a wide range of topics. So, I get this couple. I don’t think Bernice notices how oddly Nil is dressed – just his intelligence. Jack is the guy she drools over but would ultimately choose Nil.
Nil is being rude…so they have some things in common, after all.
What happened to the printed flower shirt that Bernice was wearing.
I like Nil’s (very dry) sense of humor.
Bernice is trying to connect with the creepy bozo jn his vintage Jack the Ripper outfit, but what effort has he made to do something nice for Bernice?
That is funny – the new outfit does not quit speaking. Just like Bernice. A perfect match.
It’s screaming “RUN!”
Is Bernice wearing a Phyrgian cap? It’s long been a symbol of liberty. It was prominent on U.S. coinage from 1793-1947.
Poor kid looks upset.
Nil is trying not to think about the choker around Bernie’s neck.
Yaaawwwwn! (^o^) … Zzzzz
The outfit says “Dump this nut and run”.
Nil is feeling too many emotions. So Bernice’s new look works, it inspires him! The problem is that she inspires him too much and not as he imagined, which could be a good thing. Bernice is really excited, she hadn’t been shown that happy in years! She’s really cute♡, even if that hat spoils the whole thing a bit. But if Bernice’s new attitude is too much for Nil, I hope they can discuss it and find a way.
I agree with some others—this arc IS getting stale!!
I’m looking forward to the one where Ol’ Man Ferrell bails on taking Tiff to Maui.
He doesn’t LIKE it, Bernice.
Nil needs to find an escape route – fast! :D
Bernice’s fashion statement doesn’t stop and neither does her story that led up to it.
I think the outfit is cute. Certainly the cutest I’ve ever seen Bernice.
Vocabulary word of the day:
Logorrhea: The inability to stop talking.
Nil may not like her new look but I bet someone in this strip will. Stay spontaneous Bern!
the clothes are too loud and busy; she looks like a christmas tree. Nil like simplicity.
Maybe she’ll see that Nil doesn’t like the outfit, and she’ll take it off, right in front of him. That might modify the arc of the story a bit…
If Bernice doesn’t stop talking about herself there won’t be anything in the panels bur words.
The pattern came off of her shirt. Even it couldn’t wait to get away.
Bern is just a little off to be a good muse. Now Dez would be a great muse for someone with great talent. Nil seems to be an average talent, IMHO.
Tears burnin’ me
Tears burnin’ me in my eye…
Way down, way down in my soul
Tears burnin’ me way down in my heart, yeah
Too bad you don’t love me no more girl
Too bad you and me had to part, had to part
Hear my train a comin’
Complementary caps. Sort of Yin & Yang. Nice touch!
I imagine he was thinking of something a bit more Tyrolean.
Oh Bernice . . . you missed the point from day one. You were already what he was looking for.
Bernice’s problem is, and always has been that she talks too much, and thinks too highly of herself.
Wow – I never thought I’d say this about Luann, but I’m done reading it until this muse crap is over with. A quick scan and the word “muse” pretty much jumps out at me. Hit the delete button.
For someone who wants to be a psychiatrist, she really bad at reading people.
Any fool knows that Muses expose a lot of skin, and favor diaphanous garments. Bern looks like a cleaning lady.
I’m beginning to think Bernice is self-sabotaging.
Nor does Bernice.
Well I think it’s cute, thoughtful, shows her in a new, interesting light, shows how much she really likes (loves) Nil, so the question is, what does he think? I kind of think it will work out, but how they create it, well lets see.
Nil’s not aMUSEd anymore.
Has she shut up yet? She was waiting to hear his opinion.
When a boy loves a girl,the boy knows there are times when t he best thing you can do is keep your mouth shut.
This is one of those times.
Nil has such expressive eyes … ummm … eye. 8^ )
Will this “muse” storyline NEVER end?
Bernice talks a LOT more than she listens. She will be a great therapist. /s
I’m a bit amazed at some of the comments that come up in a three-panel comic such as this one. It’s easy to get involved.
For my part, I guess I’m disappointed at how this arc could end. It HAS to end and move on to the next one, but it’s unfortunate that it has to be written in such a way that makes both characters less dimensional – for lack of a better word. Nil is going to reject Bernice’s new look. Bernice will be disappointed. The question is how they will grow from it.
I don’t envy Greg – it is quite tough to be a comic author of a series like this. It’s rare you get the chance for them to really grow and permanently change, like the Toni and Brad arc.
Please let this arc die. Please
YIKES! I mean, how thick can you get? Princess Oblivious, wake up!Geez, I guess G&K will slowly roast this over the spit all week.Painful, just painful.
I always thought of a muse as being a bit alluring, not looking like Sister Mary Frances from second grade.
Muse Bernice is even more unpleasant than Egghead Bernice.
For four days now, Bernice has been effusive about her feelings for Nil. She has been more certain and expressive about her feelings for Nil than at any other point in this relationship. Consequently, she is probably very vulnerable at this point.
In the far and recent past, this is the point where the creator(s) have crushed her psyche. (ala Zane & Piro) I hope that Nil turns out to be a better love interest for Bernice and they can work out this “muse” schtick.
Tyge says that, for the last 4 days, B has been talking about her feelings for Nil. But what I noticed, for the last 4 strips showing B talking to Nil, it seems to be B talking about the clothes she’s wearing and how they make her feel like a muse. I’m not seeing that as B expressing her feelings for Nil…
Bernice: “HELP!! I’m talking, and I can’t shut up!!!"
Run Nil run.
The mood is ever changing……
Nil gets all the downsides of an overly-attached girlfriend and none of the benefits.
Bernice is so self-absorbed in her new “status”, and on such an ego trip about it, she can’t think about anyone but herself, which is pretty much to be expected of her character. Nil needs to find someone who cares enough to comb the hair out of his eyes.
Nil is still thinking of leather and studs.
Nil’s Muse style speaks in leather and lace obviously
He wanted his muse to be herself, not this. (Like the look, but the hat doesn’t work). Maybe Nil finally said “yes” to Fred.I kind of liked his art before he had a muse, but to each his own… ;-))
That’s Nil’s polite way of saying I would have preferred the leather.
EVERYBODY has an opinion!
Never did like that hair style.
Only if she gives him a chance to speak up.
Plan, get a muse, have sex, think about muse sex while doing art(?), see muse again!Reality: Whaaat? Unsexy clothes, muse driving all thoughts of the plan away. All of them.
It looks like a strange blend of old-fashioned dowdiness and retro-hippie-yippie.
I think Bern and I are the only ones who like the outfit. :)
Alas, poor Nil! He’s trying to tread cautiously here, but mad Bernie gushes endlessly. He needs to be decisive, for his own good….
But Bernice talks too much period!
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