Bernice in third panel: on second thought…
Luanns face in first panel I think she died inside
Bern will end up being squeezed out. :(
Uh oh. SOMEBODY’S gonna get jealous.
Luann looks like she is in an Archie comic in that 1st panel.
Why didn’t she call Jack considering they both doing visual art he have more to say
What did Borenice expect? That they beg her to go? Dez gotta make some of her calming brownies to Calm Miss Boredom down. Tara is not going away any time soon and Borenice better accept that fact.
Bernice is losing her BFF. Either she start doing things with Luann or lose her. For years, all the did was lay on Luann’s bed and snark. Luann is clearly moved away from that. Bernice is still stuck there.
RA = Really Annoying!
Luann’s going to do something stupid! Maybe several things. She’s a follower.
Permanent body art is a personal choice. The same choices shouldn’t apply to everyone. But I know what I do and don’t find attractive or tasteful.
I don’t think tats look very good on most guys. Exception might be if the guy’s a hunk and gets a moderate-sized drawing on his arm.
Tats can look better on women, but it depends on not overdoing it.
I’ve seen some small tats above the ankle that I thought looked cute and sexy.
But then I’ve seen a few women covered with tattoos almost everywhere. You couldn’t pay me to date or partner with a woman like that.
Who wants to bet that this is actually the event that Ann Awful is planning at The Fuse, and not a ‘lingerie party’?
Luann’s gonna go out and Tara ’nother one off!
Bernice’s hand of cards just became harder to play. If she changes her mind on the tickets now, it’s obviously jealousy rather than looking out for Luann.
Absolutely no new information today.
Dez will comment about Tara later this week. Or not.
Greg & Karen can go to town on drawings of the tattoo and body art people. And if Tara gets a tattoo – it’s almost certain that Luann will as well.
Okay, let’s see if Bern goes the dog-in-the-manger route, snapping up a pass for what she doesn’t want to attend just to make sure it doesn’t go to Tara who would enjoy it.
So Bernice will go to keep Tara from going. It’s on folks.
RA duties apparently involve carrying around stacks of books in front of you. A librarian would use a cart, but not Bernice. She is not into body art and she is not into ergonomics.
Bernice feels Tara is a ner-do-well and may want to keep Luann from going down the same path.I’m not sold that Tara was simply dumb in the thefts—really?
I was in a store the other day and the cashier had a nose ring. I bet that really attracts the guys.
Brad should get a fireman tattoo on his forehead so that everyone will know what a great man he is.
Before asking Tara, Luann should have tried to pressure Bernie to go a little more.And when did Luann get Tara’s phone number?
[Sound of Books Dropping…On Bernice’s Foot]
Maybe Luann can finally get a new haircut?
And Bernice can’t expect that Luann won’t find new friends in college, especially if she refuses to attend stuff with her. At this point it looks like Luann would be better off without her anyway.
Stay strong, Bernice – gravity is never the friend of a tat…
Seems Luann is entering her rebellion phase.
If Luann goes with Tara and doesn’t get a tattoo, it is 100% unrealistic. College kids do dumb things. Luann has not done one single thing a college kid would actually do… no sex, no drinking, no pot use, no tats, no piercings, no wild party, no ditching class, no lesbian make out sessions (yet). Hell, most high school kids could mark of most of that list.
The only realistic way to go and avoid having her get a tat or piercing is if Bernie goes with…the only voice of reason and sanity.
My money is that she gets a booger (nose) piercing as it is the most accepted or a tiny tat on her wrist or back of the neck. Tramp Stamps are out, Tongue piercings are too risqué and other piercings are to bizarre.
As I predicted: “Is there room for two Luann BFFs in Bernice’s mind?”
get rid of the new character I think we do not need Tara. Plenty of story lines without her
Bernice just popped a vein over Luann asking Tara, a ‘known criminal’ in her mind. But no, she hasn’t lost her BFF. Not yet anyway. Luann is just following a new path for a while. Is Tara is sincere, and I think she is, she learned a lesson and her previous behavior won’t be repeated. She is a fun-loving person though.
This strip is extremely cautious in terms of what it will portray. I predict that Luann will go to the Body Art Expo and get her ears pierced.
I don’t think the Fuse is big enough to hold 300 venders
It seems that in this strip, there are either really loose people or people who are too tightly wound-up. I know about Prudence being a balance of both, but is there anyone else who’s at neither extreme?
Bernice will go start up a Moony Uni chapter of the Upright Citizens Brigade … but without any improv, sketch comedy, or humor in general involved…
maybe Zebo’s hosting it (or whatever the teacher’s name is)
I bet Gunther is running a body piercing booth at this event.
Bernice seriously needs to loosen up. College is all about self discovery and personal growth. She’s done the snarky prude bit for years, now open up your mind and have a little fun. Eat some real special brownies, make out with Pru, get a tattoo with Luann and live!
I honestly do not see why people want to pay big bucks to permanently scar their bodies with graffiti. It can’t be for individuality since, as most of you have noted, “everybody’s doing it.” // Just because everyone else is jumping off a cliff, so they say… // Like sandals, long hair, and bell bottoms in my generation, and as Frank Zappa once noted in a concert when someone requested “Brown Shoes,” he said, “Everybody in here is in a uniform, and don’t you forget it!” – from Burnt Weenie Sandwich, just before his rendition of Valerie.
Tattoos, piercings, &c, it’s all graffiti to me.
I can’t think of a single image or phrase that I’d like to permanently imprint on my body. Except possibly Euler’s Identity (a mathematical equation), and even then it would have to be in a fairly hidden area.
So, it is seemingly likely that Luann will at least attempt to get some sort of tattoo art or a piercing or some such thing. If this does come to pass, I am hoping it is NOT a tattoo, but a simple piercing, as those can be more easily removed and allowed to heal back up.
The current “trendy” body “art” I see around on campus on a lot of students the past year or two have been ear ring adornments that are big rings inserted in the earlobe and are designed to stretch out the ear lobe to sometimes humongous proportions. I cannot imagine they are comfortable or enjoyable to have or maintain. One student who works at my University’s coffee shop has rings in that have created a nearly 2 inch diameter hole in her earlobe. I can only imagine how unpleasant the earlobes must look during those times where the adornment is not worn.
Tattoos are so commonplace on campus lately that unless they are “whole body” styles, they are not noticed much, and the same goes for most simple piercings.
A small butterfly or rose seems ubiquitous among first-time tattoo-ees.
Sukie…. I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. I have a few articles (in .pdf) that I could send to you if you like. I believe you have e-mail contact with Schrodinger’s Dog as do I. If he is willing to do so, and you approve, we could be in e-mail contact and I could send you copies of the articles I was able to locate.
Bernice used to be a prig in HS and now she is becoming one again!
I’m confused. If Tara got expelled from Mooney Uni how has she become Luann’s lab partner?? What did I miss
The more tattoos a female dealer has, the less time the male player will spend actually looking at his cards.
This is the connection. The crew working Eiffel’s event will be at the body art event.
Luann will overhear the word “Fuse” and to quote from The Goon Show, “This is where the story really starts.”
♫ goin’ off the rails on a crazy train… ♪
I think body piercing is gross. Why would anyone choose to mutilate their body?
I have a bad feeling this won’t end well.
JRankin1959 had the comment of the day, above: “Gravity is not a friend of tattoos!” I just have to give a shout out to this – perhaps the best advice yet to someone thinking of body graffiti!
Better to be thought of as a possible fool, than to show a tattoo and remove all doubt.
Tattoos. “Skin Illustrations.” Hey remember that Movie, “The Illustrated Man,” where Rod Steiger has these skin illustrations that came to life and told Unpleasant stories? Rod was covered with these weird tats, except for this one blank spot on his back?
Well, that’s what I HOPE Bern gets…….,
Bernice would make a better Pawnbroker. Also Rod Steiger.
OMG!! It just occurs to me: Bernie will insist on going just to keep Tara from going with Luann and Dez. Two things will happen; Tara will be there anyway, and Bernie will get a tat, and possibly a nose ring. Bet!!
One of those monocular implants like Captain Picard had would be cool…
Quick translation of Panel 2 by Bernice: Please never forget for one second, or even less, that I am an RA and therefore really cannot be expected to mingle with commoners. Oh, and did I mention that I’m an RA?
Quick translation of Panel 3 by Bernice: Luann should now say ‘Oh, I’m so sorry Bernice, how could I forget that you’re an RA!’ There she goes now… Wait, what?! Wrong line, Luann! WRONG LINE!
Luann a little too overwhelmed (she’s under Tara’s spell of trying anything and everything) and Bern a little too underwhelmed. But tattoos are not reversible. what is a mod?
Mods can be a number of things – including transdermal skull implants, placing stainless balls under the skin, have threaded metal plugs installed in the skull so spikes can be screwed in, etc.
Since there is no current regulation of the procedures, it could be possible to have an ‘expert’ do it at Ann’s shindig at the Fuse, if that is indeed what would be happening there. On the upside this means that, since there are no regulations, when you get yours done by a drunk guy with a hammer and a Black and Decker power drill, you can rest assured that he’s technically telling the truth when he says he’s doing it right. No worries…
It’s your own doing, for better or for worse, Bernie!
Have fun at the expo, Luann, but don’t get tatted, pierced, or even painted!
JayBluE isn’t here again (hope he’s okay), so I’ll offer these “titles”:
“Return To Vendor”
“Stuck In A Yup-pie Mode”
“If A Body Meet A Bawdy” (a reference to yesterday’s strip)
“And Then There’s Mod” (♪♫)