Luann: "You'll never guess what Gunther's doing right now"
Delta: "Wearing shorts?"
Luann: "He's running off with Rosa! To PERU!"
Delta: "Rosa's going to Yale, Luann. And Gunther running off? Psh. So really, what's going on?
January 17, 2018
“♫…I don’t need you to worry for me cause I’m alrightI don’t want you to tell me it’s time to come homeI don’t care what you say anymore, this is my lifeGo ahead with your own life and leave me alone…♫”
Geeze…I Really thought the gang would have been at the airport… So, Gunther is REALLY going to Peru with Rosa…‘bye Gunther…it’s been nice knowing ye… ;)
I don’t think we’ve seen the last of them.
The Luanniverse expands to Peru? Maybe.
“Seeing Them Off Is Believing”“Brave New Day”“Long Plane Runnin’ "“Gonna Fly Now” (♫)“Leavin’ On A Jet Plane” (♫)“Fly Like An Eagle, Till I’m Free” (♫) “Fly By Night, Away From Here…” (♫) “It’s A Long Way There” (♫)or“Don’t Expect The Unexpected”
Oh, I just thought of something…how could Quill be Where He Is so close to the gates?! Screening people, screening… ;)
Is that “Peru” poster a picture of a volcano? Foreshadowing!
Re: holding hands…yes, Gunther must have gotten over the butterflies in his stomach… ;)
all depends on where they go with “college days”, they could do “first year of College” and have Brad and Toni married, than in one year (real time) suddenly Luann is a Junior at college, or have her as a sophomore, either way, Gunther and Rosa would have been in Peru either 1 year or two, and they could come back as a married couple, and both mature…………., Toni’s niece, Shannon would be older, and have her in a bigger role as the “new kid in school” stories from time to time
Sigh…I remember when your friends and relatives could accompany you to the boarding gate to say farewell. Even better, knowing that the minute you got off the plane your loved ones would be Right There with big smiles and balloons and such. Sigh. Our little children will never know this little bit of fun that we used to be able to have. Sigh. ;)
> Oh for goodness’ sake, Evans!! Have you been to an airport in the last 13 years?>Obviously not, as he has demonstrated on numerous previous occasions.
He’ll come back married with 3 kids.
Start of a whole new strip.
I wish I were going with Rosa instead of Gunther.
The plane’s not in the air yet. Still, never thought the G-man would get this far! Color me surprised.
It’s official! They are leaving— no turning back now! Previously, I had thought that Gunther would back out of going to Peru, which again demonstrates how inaccurate my predictions are. Incidently, it is amusing how Delta does not know how wrong she is…
I have a very sleepy Irish Setter by the name of Katie who keeps bopping me to put her to bed! Since I’ve a good book to finish, guess I’ll take her…and me…upstairs. BTW, for those who are interested, I posted a picture of her on yesterday’s board near the bottom. ‘Nite all!-————————————————————————————-“No man is an Island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were; any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefor never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee." (John Donne, 1571?-1631)
“Kind of reminds me of the scene in “Soylent Green” where they are leading the old man into the final room with all the scenes of the Earth as it was; just before he… he… – snif – …you know…….”
I love that movie, it’s one of my favorites of all time. That particular scene is so moving and with that exquisite music (I looked it up and am listening to it right now.)
So the one person whose world is actually rocked by this turn of events is Miss always-on-top-of-things Delta..Might be interesting to see TJ’s reaction while we’re at it.
Re how the airport is depicted…
Artistic license, folks! Artistic license!
But… why Quill wouldn’t have mentioned Gunther’s plans to Luann somewhere along the line? That I don’t get.
I guess since that last scene when Quill and Luann were fighting about how much time they spend together, they haven’t spent much time together or even spoken to each other.
I wonder if Greg is ending the strip….going to tidily dispose of each character then retire.
If you took the time to cook a meal for someone for a week, and they kept pointing out the lasagna noodles weren’t perfectly aligned, and that the they only tasted four cheeses instead of five, and the clean plates you served them on didn’t happen to match the tablecloth this time, but yet they were able to chew and digest the food, and you knew that the food you prepared wasn’t really bad, and the tablecloth served it’s purpose despite their protests, how would you feel? – Nothing wrong with noticing details, or pointing things out, as we all had been named “Luannalyzers” (according to the “construct-o -site”), but there’s a difference between pointing out the details (including perceived/actual mistakes), and taking a wrecking ball to the whole thing…
Kalo taxidi, phili mou!
I think if some commenters had experienced more international airports, they might not be so quick to criticize the depiction of the Pitts Airport here. The sign for gate 46 looks as though it might well be an electronic board, changeable as needed. The Machu Picchu poster may well be only one of several adorning the wall leading that passageway, showing various touristic attractions served by flights from there. All the heavy screening might be further within. Or not. Condensing and focussing are necessary attributes of small-scale sequential narrative art.
As unrealistic airports aren’t really important to the story, I’d like to propose focusing on the more important part: They made it to the airport, and the couple goes off, hand in hand.
You’ll see Gunther and Rosa in a year or two. Gunther will be a man. He will be the polar opposite of the “pajama boy” that is shown in modern America. It will be refreshing.
Go Gunther and Rosa go. Have a safe trip.
Me Tarzan! You Jane! Let’s find a tree!
I suggest the detail critics become more familiar with the process of following a comic strip storyline done in simplified three and four panel installments. Rosa and Gunther are flying off to Peru. Done. I guess Greg has been hitchhiking around the USA or the galaxy for that matter instead of flying. Perhaps he should just quit. He’s BUM. A HACK.
Now we have people b1tch1n about the airport scene?.It’s his story, he will write it as he wants..Don’t like it?.Then stop coming back!.Especially stop b1tch1n about it.
Looks like our boy Gunther’s going through with it! I thought he was going to chicken out at the last minute. And do you all think at Greg will end the Luann strip? All the characters finally graduated high school and how much longer can he keep it going? Maybe it’ll end with Luann and Quill getting married.
Gunther definitely got the better girl. Poor Quill is stuck with the psychotic, ever mood changing Luann!
Now that Gunther and Rosa are out of the picture, next week might be a good time to dwell upon the summer interaction of Quill & Luann!
I think this is going to make a fun summer of cartoons for Greg to draw for us! And then, Gunther bails and comes back to Moony Uni where he and Luann have a love-child.
Can anyone say Mile High Club for Gunther?
The Peru-specific poster shows that this is a flight to that country, not a connecting flight to another US airport. That means that Gunther and Rosa are inside the international departure area of the airport, where you have gone through TSA screening and passport checks. They do not have those things for individual gates (“Gate 46”) but for that whole part of the airport. Quill would not be allowed there. This is simply bad story-telling. Quill could have been shown saying good-bye to the couple as they prepared to go through the screening area, since that’s what real people do at real airports.
They were always such a close bunch, weren’t they?
Well, at least Gunther will be surrounded by those Serapes he likes so much.
You are way confused. This is a comic strip.
Love the pretty colors at the gate.
Wherever the Trail may Lead…
Come with me, and let’s go wanderFar beyond the wild blue yonder,Out where stars roam free.Though the journey’s far from breezy,Stick with me, I’ll make it easy-You can depend on me.
They’re actually doing it! Go kids, go!
No, it’s a small airport. As evidenced by the fact that the hyphen and the S fell of the “Gates 4-6” sign and haven’t been replaced. I was actually more interested in the fact that G & R are really going to South America, and that it wasn’t all a terrible mistake as they were really going to work at the free clinic in Peru, Indiana.
I never guessed that Greg would retire Gunther. Now he needs to hand them off to a disciple to follow their lives in Peru. I’m sure it will be interesting.
What happened to all of Rosas luggage, did Quill leave it in the trunk ?
No .. I have a mechanism in my brain that tells me that I don’t have to go around pointing out everybody’s flaws every five minutes….. – Do you really think criticizing people constantly ( notice that I emphasized it, and didn’t say “only a bit”)… actually would make them do better? Do you go around in real life and walk up to people in the middle of their day and do that, to make the world better? In that case, let me point out your flaws in critiquing, and say “you missed some details”, and so I want you to do better, so shape up! – There… see? “Get the picture?”
and the “explaining away” is only using thought and imagination to try to counteract all of the “non creative” nitpicking being done… – (1) “the water level in the coffeepot isn’t standard for an actual coffee maker”.(2) “that other wall is not perpendicular to the floor’s actual height! It’s not congruent to the tangible fixtures! It’s not right!!” – Does it really feel good to go around looking for these things in a drawing ? A comic strip, for that matter? What about Tweety Bird? Do you say that he’s “inaccurately drawn”? Or Taz? Or better yet, Bugs? Do you hate on those long hallways in Tom and Jerry? Do you go around criticizing “optical illusions”, too?
Artistic License needs a reason to be used, namely that it helps tell a better story. This misrepresentation of how airports work in no way tells a better story – the same story could be told just as effectively by having Quill watch the couple as they head to the departure screening, not to the gate. As it is, it’s a pointless distraction that weakens the story on account of its not being realistic. Artistic License would allow Greg Evans to show Gunther and Rosa boarding a dirigible to sail through the clouds to Peru, but there would be no reason for it. There’s no reason for this depiction of an impossible departure scenario, either.
Yeah, you’re right…. I’d better just let it go…
So glad to see Gunther getting some life experiences!! He can always go to college later. This is SO good for him! I just hope he doesn’t chicken out before boarding the plane.
-He’s already got Karen helping him-It’s been pointed out in the past that Karen’s help is with story lines, not with illustrating.
Gunther looks like his fear is gone. So long Gunther and Rosa.
Can anyone say “artistic license”?
Luann is going to be working at Moony Uni for the summer. There, she will prove to the teaching staff that she’s serious about acting. Since Gunther is gone, a spot will be open for a student to enroll and she will probably get it, after a drawn out suspenseful story line….I would bet.
AbsolutelyJust terribleBesides, it SHOULD be Gate 23
Shhh, let ’em stew. They enjoy fretting.
“Eight miles high and when you touch down you’ll find that it’s stranger than known.” (♫)
When they did that episode on M.A.S.H, it really seemed to tie everything together… and a nicely subtle “4th wall” in the “goodbye” sign on the hill to us all!
“Do you have a book or movie you like but there’s a passage or scene you don’t like? "^Let me say again, for the umpteenth time …. there’s a big difference in finding things you don’t care for in a work….. and constantly , every day , finding things to complain about…
Could be the end of this strip, they just ended ‘On a Claire Day’. Got her married then bam.
LMAO! So true!
1) TORAD – a little bad in that there is no airport farewell party, but a BIG good in that may mean they’re not being written out of the script.2) Luann Againn- in Espanol. Hurrah! This strip is expanding by a couple thousand miles! (Just how far is it to Peru from Southern California?)3) No parents. Mrs. B. stayed at home after a hug; Mr & Mrs. A stayed at home after a fight. Which is the better send off?
Plus, it’s so cool that R & G are following Bern’s graduation advice— off with the bands that bind! And it’s funny that Delta, who has her life just as planned as Gunther had his, is still sipping coffee in comfort while Gunther is off to change the world. :)
Tomorrow, Guther thinks Rosa is waking him up on the plane saying “We are in Peru!”. Next panel, it’s Guther’s Mom shaking him in bed saying," Guthie, wake up, you need to register at Moony this morning!". Dream ends/Gunther stays!!
“Luann Spanish” apparently started July 7. FYI.
Here’s the scoop…. Gunther got the last seat on the plane because Rosa’s daddy cancelled her ticket. Boom boom, Gunther going to Peru alone, Rosa is Yale bound… so says me.
And guess who got to make the first comment!!!!! YAY!!!!
No no. There shall no ‘just a dream’ shenanigans in this strip.
And Weenie World uses different color scheme for drinks in Spanish.
“Don’t they need to run at the wall?”-I like your Harry Potter reference.
That’s what I say, Delta: “What’s going on?” With Frank and Nancy. With TJ. With Ox and Tiffany. With Brad and Toni. With Dirk. With Mrs. Horner. With Luann and Quill. With Knute and Crystal. Jeez.
“I’m sorry this bothers you so much, but I’m going to comment on the strip freely.”-Don’t worry about it RB. Your points were well made. It is after all, as you point out, a comment board, not a personal facebook page where decorum is the rule. .
Don’t worry, Gun will back on the next plane, I promise. He has to have a Visa and Passport, which he couldn’t have gotten this quickly. It took two months to get mine. Also, unlike America, Peru secures their borders, meaning they will probably put him in jail for sometime and then deport him back to the US.
Via con Dios Gunther.
As for the Gate labeling at airports. Its all specialized and digital these days. The boarding sign can say what ever they want it to, seconds flat.
-When is poor Gunther going to figure out he’s gay?-Aw, come on, we’ve been through that already. He figured out he isn’t…
Since Gunther has gotten so adventurous, maybe the next thing he will do is grow a pencil-thin mustache!
-would like to have just a strip of what happens to Rosa and Gunther in Peru-I would, too. Hope it happens. Could be a very good story…
Probably some stunned reactions…
This is really sad … I think Gunther is doing the right thing, but he could have at least said goodbye!!
Right! And that’s what I’m saying ! I never said one couldn’t point out things in a comic! In fact, I have been trying to rephrase it in different ways to make that point come across. – And we all have pointed things out (though funny pics, or other means- and I do it too, but in ways that some may or may not recognize as “pointing things out”).
still one more day … what happens in tomorrow’s strip? just a wrap up, or a twist?
Hopefully, a wrap up. Let me see wheels up, or one of them calling someone to advise they arrived safely, or something. We need to move on. We need to get on with saying goodbye to Delta, and to what Q and Lu are going to do. And we need to start prepping for Brad and Toni’s wedding, and also setting up how the DeGroot household is going to function, once Lu turns 18. :-)
There’s a song by Gregory James (a jazz guitarist) accompanied by keyboards, flute and drums called " Machu Picchu". It’s pretty upbeat on the tempo, too! – I only wished it was up on Youtube.
That’s what I’ve been mulling over. A “neat little bow”/? Or a last minute cliffhanger? I’m in keen anticipation!
-I’m going to comment on the strip freely-I know you think you’re making things better by identifying smaller issues that you describe as illogical, but let me try one more time to explain why this kind of critique isn’t useful.-I belong to a short story writer’s group, and critique is exactly what we do for each other. But what we concentrate on are the major issues, not points like grammar and punctuation. There are paid editorial assistants who can fix those smaller types of flaws. -The big issues, such as whether the ‘lead’ is buried (too much descriptive detail before the action finally starts, for example), or whether the reader gets lost because there are too many unattributed bits of dialog, THAT is the kind of critique that helps.-A comic strip is an even smaller palette than a short story. With only 4 frames, there can only be so much detail included. If the reader constantly concentrates only on small details, the reader will never see the larger, continuing story (picture)….
I’m even wondering how much Luann is really floored by finding out that she doesn’t have ol’ Gunther around for the time (or longer).
Gunther’s mom made him get one. She couldn’t have gotten one without him. Gunther knew he had a passport before she brought it out.
If Gunther was still a minor at the time, I would think she’d have to get it for him. She probably had to bring him to the agency in person (if the two parents are alive then both have to be there with child), and provide a photograph of him. Of course, they would not give the document directly to the child. You wouldn’t want the child walking around with it in the event the child is abducted and taken to a foreign country somewhere. Child abduction is serious business these days. Hence, Ms. B gives him the passport when he’s old enough to use it on his own.
Seems legit to me. My hometown has a small airport. It’s mostly used for deliveries, medical/search & rescue flights and pleasure flights. There is also ONE small passenger plane that connects to ONE “big city” airport. It leaves once per day, but not on Sunday.
“Security” consists of the old man who checks you in engaging you in pleasant small talk. There is no “gate”, you just hang out next to the tarmac door in the “lounge”. It consists of an old couch, bunny-eared tv, coffee table, an ancient diner style coffee maker, a few ceramic mugs, powdered creamer and sugar. If you use a mug, you are expected to wash it before you leave. There’s also a faded, tattered poster of the destination city near the exit door. If you are a local, or at least pleasant, the old man will offer you a beer or soda.
When the pilot is ready to leave you all walk out the back door, across the tarmac and get in the plane.
My guess for tomorrows strip: The plane high in the air flying south as Gunther watches it from below.
If you wonder where this may be going. . .
Forget the airport trivia, unless you still sweat that Charlie Brown has too big a head, or that Snoopy could not pilot an airplane.
Quill is obviously no gossip, but it seems odd that Luann knows nothing of this. . .
And that Rosa’s parents are not there.
Gregg and family may be off on a trip to Peru.,Research — in part tax-deductible.
“…so tho she may have mixed feelings to deal with I believe she will accept it as for the best.”… ^Ultimately, that’s what I think, too. I am not a "shipper’ as they say for Luann and Gunther, but I know it’s also possible for someone to “miss the well” when it’s gone and dry". She could possibly also have to deal with the fact that “even he” has been able to “find success”. That could lead to what you said about her re-thinking whether or not she values Quill and I would wonder if it would be a “positive” motivation (for her to value Quill) or a “negative” one (as in “fueling” her desire to hold on too tightly). – Good point on that, BTW!
@ORMouseworks: Your Katie is indeed a lovely cailín!
LOL! Don’t forget the “runny meat sauce” syndrome, too!– You’d be surprised ! Even if the cloth was black, and the plates were a soft, muted color, you’d have that one person out there who’d have a problem that the colors didn’t go together, somehow!– Personally, and for the record, I only care that the food isn’t poisoned! As long as that isn’t an issue, I think the rest of the night should go pretty well, all in all!
-And Delta’s life was just as planned out as Gunther’s … will this give her pause and cause some introspection-We can but hope…
-withering criticism-There are some here who can be described as providing ‘withering criticism’. I, for one, don’t see that phrase applying to you. My concern with those who dwell on the nits is that the overall picture is being lost…-One of the things I do in our short story critique group is send up a ‘jump the shark’ alert when a story pulls the reader out of the ‘suspended disbelief’ mode by just going a bit too far. And I rarely find that details about setting are shark jumpers. It’s really more about a character suddenly growing super powers, or a villain never before seen who turns out to be the murderer, or what….
If you see Paddington’s Aunt Lucy, give her my love.
As Peggy Lee sang, “Is that all there is?”. Gunther & Rosa exit stage right?
C’mon people, now. Isn’t anyone else going to check out “Luann Spanish”?
This might be a stretch, but some locales may prohibit imaging of screening areas and the TSA agents. I’m sure Greg is keeping this in mind.
For a very long time, photography has been prohibited at INS/Customs (now CBP) stations and in the arrival halls.
It may be prohibited to photograph a TSA screening station, but it certainly is not prohibited to draw one for a comic strip! Even if Greg Evans doesn’t know what one looks like, all he would have had to do to today’s strip, as I mentioned, is change the signage from “Gate 46” to “International Departures This Way”. Problem solved, tells the same story, and doesn’t suffer from the distraction of not being authentic.
Speaking of which:
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve.
Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
Within 3 years Gunth is going to be a major organized crime lord, and he’ll be all pimped-out.
I’d call it a bit of “Unfamilliar Territory”. But it sounds like the thing I used to say: “You can’t know where you’re going, until you don’t know where you’ve been” (as in history. Probably also works in reading maps too, heh, heh!)….
““Exactly why I don’t post on the Facebook page” … an interesting comment, given that the Facebook page is probably the best , if not the only place where your comments might actually be seen by Greg and / or Karen.” ^Which would seem to be a “logical” place to go, if one wishes to achieve the aims of “making the strip better”!
“That’s a fanpage where it’s understood that all comments be pro Luann all the time.”^Not true! Give me a sec, “I’ll be right back”…
TSA, metal detectors, nut jobs carrying bombs in their underwear. Wow, wouldn’t all this crap have screwed up the ending scene in the movie, Casablanca? All they had to worry about was a bunch of bumbling Nazis.
Here is exhibit a, example another one , exhibit de third , example “etc” , example "especially check out THIS one , example number "Brd check out this one , and example numbers “ad infinutum”, “I could show more” ….
Not to mention that now Karen posts every day…..
I bet this is all a dream.
Yup… caught that piece of driftwood, myself….
Especially if you see the one for the timeline on June 20th.
No. They were notified by phone that Gunther and Rosa were on the road to Peru. Sounds like a new Hope, Crosby movie. Oh, can’t forget Dorothy La Morre.
Assuming Gunther is 16-17
A huge assumption. We don’t know how old Gunther was when the passport was acquired. But it really doesn’t mater. My point was that the OP that started this sub-thread thought he didn’t have a passport or a visa at all, and I was merely pointing out that Gunther did have a passport (by however he acquired it), and that he doesn’t need a visa prior to traveling for tourist visit of up to 90 days. Peru – Entry Requirements
Hide behind a façade???NOW they tell me.Just joking. I already knew, just never saw the point unless one of the less stable shows up with a machete and even then I’ll just tell them it’s the guy across the street. PROBLEM SOLVED
Back in two years, married and a little one in Rosa’s arms
And when Rosa’s father tries to take the child from them because they feel she’s too young to have one or that Gunther isn’t the right partner for her, the cry will ring out:
Yes, you could, simply by stepping over the wall, thereby by-passing the TSA screening. Airports aren’t allowed to be constructed like that.
Of course, this isn’t the first time that Greg Evans has showed us that he’s unaware that non-passengers aren’t allowed into an airport’s gate area (and haven’t been for maybe 20 years now):_
It’s not a matter of doing it unnoticed. It’s the possibility simply of doing it at all (by someone who then rushes into the crowd on the other side, and hides a weapon somewhere in the gate area) that makes this arrangement unallowed.
As I showed in the strip I posted above where Luann says good-bye to Quill in the airport’s international departure gate area, Greg Evans in fact doesn’t know, or deliberately (or perhaps carelessly) ignores, the reality of how air travel works.
That poster is of Macchu Picchu, an archaeology site in the Andes-very famous, & very high.I sincerely wish them well, as WE were there!
“I didn’t notice that till you pointed it out…” ^That was one of the first things I had pointed out, earlier, when I was mentioning the “grey/black strip”, which was in front of Quill! and even “cut off” one of the bases to the “stanchion/partitioning devices”….
This little airport is taking them to an airport that goes to Peru, maybe.
Re: focus of comic shifting to the rest of the gang’s college preparations… But, what about B & T’s wedding???!!! =-O
Re: a strip of what happens to R & G in Peru…yes, that would be great! At least the subject of where Gunther stays and what the both of them will do in a “clinic.” Don’t forget it might also be a dental clinic or some other type of clinic such as a MH & A clinic… ;)
Re: Sts. Rose & Joseph… Somewhere along the line I just don’t “get” it… ;)
Yeah, the reason I used the word “strip” then was so that way people would know which general area I was referring to (or so I thought, heh, heh!)
All a wife has to do is hear “glasses”, and you can “mark another one down” for “house warming gift”. – Like so:
“Here’s your present! I saw these glasses, and I thought of you guys!”
BTW, did you happen to see the link I posted (the one directed for you) in all the “examples” I was pointing out? Just in case you were saying: “I haven’t seen a run-on like that, since….”
Oh, please Do post some pics of your BC strip! (Maybe the gang will take a spur-of-the-moment trip there!) ;)
I guess this my last post in today’s forum board: I still get this sad and nostalgic feeling when I look at Gunther and Rosa’s going down to the plane that will fly them many, many miles away to Peru…and leaves all their friends behind… ;)
Thanks! I’ll have to try it! ;)
No, I mean a link to something you should see on the Facebook page. Look at one of the links (with your name in it) above, right in my most recent response to RB, right above Airman’s…. it will lead you right to it, and something should “pop out” when you scan it….. you’ll “run on” into it, at that!
K, just in case you didn’t have time, here it is in a "nutshell’. I was gathering “evidence” (Greg and Karen’s posts on FB) to respond to RB, when “lo and behold”, I saw the familiar “run on sentences” and the name to go with it. It was on June 20th, just last month. So, apparently, it lets us know the “whereabouts”, if you donny know what I’m talking about.
More and more it looks like the strip is closing.
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