Luann by Greg Evans and Karen Evans for November 23, 2023

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    lvlax  5 months ago


    A wonderful day to count your blessings.

    Bets is more than Gunther’s Girlfriend. I look forward to seeing the new Bets and what exciting interests she replaces her social media account with.

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    ACTIVIST1234  5 months ago

    Only in the final frame does Stef appear to be truly empathetic! Can’t wait for Bets to develop her own identity, maybe in a business class

    Yes, Happy Thanksgiving! Being grateful can make even self-centered people tolerable.

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    beb01  5 months ago

    My brain hurts from reading this week’s strips. Why did Bets scream her head off for Stef, chase her across town to the dorm, drag her out of bed to say what? That she’s Gunther’s girlfriend? Something that Stef cares not one whit about. More to the point Bets has not talked with Gunther once since returning. She has talked at him, she has talked around him. The words she’s throwing at Stef are words that she should be saying to Gunther. So why isn’t she?

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    alasko  5 months ago

    Yeaaaah……..nothing like the mighty Kip. smdh

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    Sisyphos  5 months ago

    A Moment of Truth between the two antagonists? A Binding Moment?

    Or simply a reminder to Bets of what she is really about here?

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    RSH  5 months ago

    Kip’s squeeze; that’s pretty accurate. Nothing more than that. Stef is honest (again) about that.

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    chassimmons  5 months ago

    “I’m Gunther’s girl friend.”I hope that does not mean that’s all she means to be. Being firmly attached, loving and supporting, and all the rest, is fit and proper, but there are other things in life.

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    Rhetorical_Question   5 months ago

    Gunther Berger’s GIRLFRIEND?

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    Azul0858  5 months ago

    Hard to understand what’s going on with this character…“I’m Gunther’s girlfriend”? That’s not much of an identity, especially when their relationship was in doubt and still needs work (that she’s avoiding doing). Has she given up on her college business studies? She’s gained social-media skills; why can’t she put them to use on a less personal project? It feels as if she’s having a breakdown, which is a little too serious for a comic strip.

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    Rhetorical_Question   5 months ago

    Say Girlfriend three times ❤️ ❤️ ❤️?

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    rheddmobile  5 months ago

    Her whole brand was being Gunther’s girlfriend to begin with. It’s in the name. What social media account did she have before she met him?

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    Caldonia  5 months ago

    Just Gunther’s girlfriend, yuck. Work on yourself.

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    Scarlet Shimmer  5 months ago

    Uhh, Stef? Your “identity” aint all that either. A cheerleader, “Miss Yams” and Kips squeeze? Is that all she defines herself as?

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    Last Rose Of Summer Premium Member 5 months ago

    He’s not a manly man…we know, BUT he can sew so there’s that.

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    Joe1962 Premium Member 5 months ago

    Or we back in Junior high with these two.

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    astahl2003  5 months ago

    I’m looking forward to Bets being broke now that she cut off her social media moneymaker. Boyfriends are great, but they don’t pay the rent. Gunther, especially, is not gonna be paying Bets rent anytime soon.

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    Tyge Premium Member 5 months ago

    All’s well that ends well! … I suppose.

    Happy Thanksgiving y’all from Alabama.

    Did y’all remember to turn your scales back 10 pounds last night? 8^ )

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    pontiac59  5 months ago

    Ugh. Why! She’s awful.

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    snsurone76  5 months ago

    Stef is a great big NOTHING. As inflated as one of the balloons in the Macy’s parade!!

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    Wilkins068  5 months ago

    I yam what I yam.

    Happy Thanksgiving Y’all! An watch out for yams bearing photographic gifts..

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    Willow Mt Lyon  5 months ago

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

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    Willow Mt Lyon  5 months ago

    Stef, in six years, what will you be? You will be a former cheerleader, a former Miss Yam, and you probably won’t be Kip’s main squeeze. Bets has business experience, and she will continue to be successful. Maybe she will have some setbacks along the way, but she is and will continue to be a business woman. Besides being Gunther’s girlfriend, a business woman is her identity.

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    jglenncee  5 months ago

    Panel 3: ”Aw, Shug! You’re really tele-pathetic".

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    eced52  5 months ago

    Poor Stef, just can’t connect with reality.

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    Lord Hearteater  5 months ago

    Stef just did a boyfriend comparison; a classic queen bee shaming tactic. Bets is realizing that she has to be a better girlfriend, now that being Gunther’s mate has become her sole identity. There’s still plenty of thin ice around.

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    leighabc123  5 months ago

    I think Bets loves Gunther. Now Stef, on the other hand is using Kip!

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    Aladar30 Premium Member 5 months ago

    Stef is incredibly annoying, a real nuisance. She says things without any delicacy and thinks she’s better than everyone. For Stef it’s clear that Bets will end up regretting her choice, she also thinks that Gunther (unlike her fantastic, athletic Kip) is a worthless loser. I really hope that time will prove her wrong and Bets and Gunther will continue to be together and be happy. Now it’s time for Bets to return to her room, even if the possibility that Stef and Kip have used Bets’ bed for themselves is very high and there will be a need for a general cleaning.

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    bh05150  5 months ago

    Barf. What an awful message. Remember girls, if all else fails, you can still be someone’s girlfriend. Because as long as you have a man to attach yourself to, you don’t have your own identity. Seriously, if this is what the Evans’ think a girls identity should be tied to in 2023, then retire please.

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    FGWaiss  5 months ago

    “Miss Yam” is short for “Miss Yammerhead.” (Reference: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress)

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    RSH  5 months ago

    Miss candied yam with melted marshmallows.

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    Ellis97  5 months ago

    Bets has learned that it doesn’t matter what all strangers and indecisive jerks think of you, it’s what you think of yourself that matters.

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    ProclaimLiberty  5 months ago

    G&K are still sidestepping the real issues between Bets and Stef, along with the reality of the wrongful harm that Stef committed this night. Issues that do need to be addressed between Bets’ and Gunther’s issues cannot be addressed while Bets is with Stef and being sidetracked from addressing Stef’s wrongdoing. Maybe next week B&G will have that talk they promised each other just before Bets stormed out to deal with Stef.

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    mgl179  5 months ago

    Ummm, Halloween was WEEKS ago, look at the calendar.

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    Mordock999 Premium Member 5 months ago

    The New and Improved Bets?

    I dunno. While I’m glad that (maybe) Bets has kicked the social media habit, I’d have ask: WHERE is Bets going channel all that excess energy?

    Her studies? That would be a good thing, although boring for the Strip.

    Sideline Business Ventures? Probably. I can see Her and Tiff teaming up with something hair-brained that might actually work.

    Unfortunately, I fear that Bets may drop back to one of her other glaring quirks that manifested itself the first time We met her: Jealously. Here’s hoping that all of T.A. Gunny’s “clients” will be dumb male jocks and not aggressive voluptuous babes.

    At any rate, the good news is, next time Irma SNUBS the New and Improved Bets at Thanksgiving dinner?

    Old Irma will be wearing that potato salad. ;-)
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    illuminare  5 months ago

    lets see stef in 10 years when miss rah rah is 30 , i dont think rah rah is gonna pay the bills and most likely kip will have kicked her to the curb by then. As for Bets, if she truly wants to have a life where her partner takes precedence over her social media prescence ,then she needs to learn how to balance things and not be selfish or demanding. i still dont think that she is mature enough for relationship nor do I think Gunther is as his creepy mom still hasnt cut the apron strings nor has he stood up to her and moved into his own place. cant be a 12 yo boy forever Gunther

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    candomarty Premium Member 5 months ago

    (Sigh of relief.)

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    Squoop  5 months ago

    Just when I thought Steffi couldn’t get any worse…

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    atomicdog  5 months ago

    Awww! All Bets wanted was an apology! How sweet!

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    bslatkin  5 months ago

    Oh Bets, you used to be so interesting. Don’t just be the girlfriend.

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    computerprogrammer2028  5 months ago

    Holy turn around Batman. What a turn of events is this on just Thursday? If it were Saturday, I wouldn’t be worried about the Bat signal.

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    ctolson  5 months ago

    Major weak reply by Stef,which means she doesn’t consider dick head, I mean Kip, her boy friend, just a ‘boy toy’.

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    chris_o42  5 months ago

    Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate. Eat drink and be merry and wonder what will happen next in the Luanniverse!

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    GaryCooper  5 months ago

    Miss Yam??

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    DawnQuinn1  5 months ago

    Steff has a heart? Amazing!!

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    comic reader 22  5 months ago

    Tedious. Boring. An ego packed conversation between these two self centered fakers is just too much ridiculousness. They both need to go serve food to others today, maybe it would get them focused on something other than themselves.

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    DaBump Premium Member 5 months ago

    Gunther is a great guy! He doesn’t get enough credit. Maybe Bets will be the great woman who will bring out the great man in him.

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    Don Bagert Premium Member 5 months ago

    Happy 25th-day anniversary of the Halloween party! LOL

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    locake  5 months ago

    It is sad when your main identity is someone’s girlfriend or mom, etc.

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    YorkGirl  Premium Member 5 months ago

    Since they’ve just finished Halloween, will they catch up to our time? No Thanksgiving dinner? Did Bets sign up for classes or pay for her quad room? It’s sad if she identifies as Gunther’s girlfriend and ignores her entrepreneurial and business talents. Again, this strip can go six ways to Sunday! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 5 months ago

    Child pulleeezzzee… Gag The❤️Count with a Ginsu, boy howdy. Cheap drama. That said, The❤️Count, Countess and Lulu the Wonder Cat Who Came in from the Cold wish all of you lowly unworthies a Very Happy Thankful Thanksgiving. Or for some, Happy Thursday. And I know that all you lowly unworthies join The❤️Count in Counting Lovely Ann❤️Eiffel living in our ❤️s this Thanksgiving Day. Oh yeah, Happy Birthday Boris Karloff, too! The❤️Count ❤️s a Holiday Double Dip. No Wonder We ALL ❤️ Dearest Ann❤️Eiffel and …Boris❤️Karloff. And, of course, Yrs Trly… The❤️Count. TTFN and Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving. Or Thursday. Count…OUT!

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    tcayer  5 months ago

    Not for nothing, but if she HAD a popular social media account, she was bringing in lot’s of revenue from ads and such. She just cut all that off.

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    jmclaughlinvt  5 months ago

    Steff is also the girl with horrible bangs. It looks like she is wearing a helmet.

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    jrankin1959  5 months ago

    I’m Gunther’s girlfriend. (Tastefully avoiding the “B-word” after that.)

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    Rockabore  5 months ago

    These two are so one-note. Stef is just a vapid mean-Tiffany replacement and Bets is explicitly confirming, “now that all the contentious elements are exorcised from me like a swarm of demons, I exist simply to be Gunther’s Girlfriend.” Yeah, Bets, we know. And it’s not exactly better, just a different type of bad cause being “the girlfriend” is of limited appeal in terms of reading about you. As bad as Bernice can be, at least you can say she’s got other roles to play outside of “Luann’s friend.” It’s why Rosa and Quill eventually faded out of existence (Aaron Hill too) cause they only really had one purpose.

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    prrdh  5 months ago

    For a start, Bets. You’re in the process of making yourself much more than that.

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    chrisbar9  5 months ago

    Stef: You post stuff all the time. Bets: Used to.

    Bets has suddenly had an “epiphany” (we have yet to see how long it will last) and is now ready and willing to vilify anyone who exhibits the same behavior she “used to.” Of course, she COULD make an effort to share her enlightenment in a kind and constructive way with others, but that would never occur to her.

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    PaulAbbott2  5 months ago

    Miss Yam. Hoo boy, could I add another word after Yam. Synonym of “sack”

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    Angry Indeed  5 months ago

    Stef neglected to mention that she’s also Airhead Extraordinaire.

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    French Persons Premium Member 5 months ago

    Oh PUH-LEEEEZ….!

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    preacherman  5 months ago

    This is an outcome I hadn’t expected. Betts and Stef as almost friends. Perhaps this is a Thanksgiving gift.

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    raybarb44  5 months ago

    Privacy. Hopefully, that becomes a trend again…..

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    luann1212  5 months ago

    Happy Thanksgiving. Contrary to what I think is a major responsive narrative, Bets was not being drawn as really likely to knock Steph’s block off. How many remember that to settle a roommate issue between, I believe Tiffany and Steph, Bets volunteered to room with Steph during the upcoming semester? So many hate Bets whenever she tries to do something good, which she does all the time, if one honestly looks at strip history, should see. I think this is basically over with another hilarious twist by Saturday, and Monday we should see a return to one of the several pending stories, or maybe the Count will lose his mind because Ann Eiffel will show up. Who knows?

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  5 months ago

    The most condescending “Yeah” ever depicted in comics.

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    paulscon Premium Member 5 months ago

    Happy Indigenous People’s Day! I was disappointed in Bet’s response. Her lack of self-esteem is starting to show up again. She’s SO much more than that. And, Steph’s condescending look? Give me a break!

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    davidlwashburn  5 months ago

    She’s succeeding in getting Bets off the topic. This is what people like Stef do, they never take responsibility, they dodge and evade. I want to see Bets get back on topic and nail her to the door.

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    sjsczurek  5 months ago

    You tell her, Bets! And stand by your Gunther! You two were made for each other!

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    m b  5 months ago

    A Very Happy & Blessed Thanksgiving to all

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member 5 months ago

    Atta girl Bets …you told her, you are Gunther’s girl friend period!

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    Grey Forest  5 months ago

    Mom gona have a bird again with Bets sneaking in and out of Gun’s bedroom. Got the van that was Mon’s idea just park it out in front of the house! Lets keep the neighbors up all night! Live in a log, drink muddy water and howl at the moon.

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    Mooshki  5 months ago

    Bets had tens of thousands of followers (at least) before she ever met Gunther. This makes no sense.

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    The Quiet One  5 months ago

    Good for you Bet’s.

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    eladee AKA Wally  5 months ago

    The difference is Bets has never ever posted anything malicious or untrue. Stef WANTED to hurt Bets.

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    Curiosity Premium Member 5 months ago

    That’s a Part of her, but she seems to be many things and I would guess a lot less shallow than Steph. If only because I can’t imagine Gunther would be nearly as interested in her if she wasn’t!

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    WF11  5 months ago

    Changing the subject a bit, but I think (despite the goofy sleep shades) Stef looks a lot better without the bow in her hair. Maybe it’s hinting more maturity, or something along that line. Or it could be that she just doesn’t wear the hair bow to bed.

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    rob  5 months ago

    Ok Stef you’re a cheerleader, not many of those in the world. Miss Yam for a year and then what? Kip who’s the ‘star’ quarterback in what a D3 school. Not really that big of identity.

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    Ginny Premium Member 5 months ago

    Does that bag wear lipstick and false eyelashes to bed?

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    cfkelley  5 months ago

    Do him, Bets! Just do him!

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    HodgeElmwood  5 months ago

    Oh, yay, her identity is that she’s attached to a guy. Very fulfilling. Who was she before she met Gunther and before she started the stupid blog? Wasn’t she a person then? What about her nerdy interests? Doesn’t that count?

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    DanielDrummond  5 months ago
    sigh ** Back to making characters one-dimensional? I understand that Stef is written as a foil, ironically similar to how Tiffany was used back in the High School days as a foil to Luann. But Bets is supposed to have developed more as a person. Bets ALREADY had a moment of decision regarding Gunther and commitment, long ago, and while it may make sense for Bets to have doubts and have to recommit, it’s wrong in my opinion to demote her to an accessory for Gunther.
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    tutibug5  5 months ago

    Yams for Thanksgiving!!

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    mistercatworks  5 months ago

    Sort of like being a person instead of a competitive statistic.

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    liberalnlovinit  5 months ago

    Whoa. Steffi has a rare moment of empathy and understanding…

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    RonMcCalip  5 months ago

    Ouch! Ooooo… This is really gonna hurt! When that punch connects…

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    STACEY MARSHALL Premium Member 5 months ago

    Staph, the queen of frenemies !

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    David Huie Green LosersBlameOthers&It'sYOURfault  5 months ago

    A valuable thing to my beloved Bets, valueless to Stefanie.

    (I mistakenly said Tiffany in a previous post. My bad.)

    One sees a gem, the other a rock.

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    eddi-TBH  5 months ago

    Stef has a lot of accounts, but is she a real person?

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    Tetonbil Premium Member 5 months ago

    Slug her!

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    adrianrune  5 months ago

    Be here tomorrow to see Steph sprawled on the floor with a swollen, bloody lip and at least one black eye.

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    BuckarooDave  5 months ago

    tomorrow: Kumbaya or karate chop? …. stay tooned !!!

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    Amina Rush  5 months ago

    This strip isn’t passing the Bechdel test

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    darker7image  5 months ago

    and why hasn’t anyone just slapped her yet?

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