Luann by Greg Evans for December 03, 2014

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    Храм С.О.Д. (Templo S.U.D. ucraniano)  over 7 years ago

    Buena suerte, Gunther, in finding “it.”

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    ORMouseworks  over 7 years ago

    Now, now, Gunther…clear your mind to reach your inner self and really see what’s in that head of yours! ;)

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    JayBluE  over 7 years ago

    I guess it’s a good thing that Quill prepared Gunther, by having him roll down that incline earlier in the year… – “…And I said, ‘you better cash in!’…. (♫)”(“The Mountain Song”, Jane’s Addiction) – I guess Greg didn’t like that wall map from yesterday, so he drew his own and sent it to Rosa…And maybe he rearranged a couple of places for their benefit….

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    JayBluE  over 7 years ago

    “Crossfire At The Crossroads”“Clinical Trial”“Sneak A (Mountain) Peak”“It’s A Long Way To The Top” (♫)“Escape Clause”“…But Fear Itself”“A Clinic Cynic”“Lost And Found And Lost Again”“El Misterio de la Montaña”“Who Do You Think I Think I Am?”“Gut Checks And Balnaces”or“Identity Crisis Mismanagement”

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    jemgirl81  over 7 years ago

    He loves mother. Period.

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    ORMouseworks  over 7 years ago

    BTW, didn’t you (Gunther) think you would end up in a Peruvian jungle in the first place ? ;)

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    wrwallaceii  over 7 years ago

    Give it a shot Gunther. You have many more options than most people so how can you lose? You might be surprised at what rings your bell…

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    mischugenah  over 7 years ago

    If you don’t know, then there’s no loss in going to the clinic for a while. You can’t learn anything about yourself if you don’t ever try something new.

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    JayBluE  over 7 years ago

    (Ring his bell:) Maybe an ice cream truck will happen by….

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    Meh~tdology, fka Pepelaputr   over 7 years ago

    So, this is the first time Gunther has expressed his misgivings in all his other phonecalls home?

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    melmarsh9v  over 7 years ago

    Maybe Gunther should just quickly go back home to Mother…

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    DaJellyBelly  over 7 years ago

    Excellent advice from Quill in the last panel. Gunther will never really know until he experiences it for himself.

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    kenhense  over 7 years ago

    Wow Quill is the guy with the answers. Gunther, “losing me to be with her” – at least for a while- sounds like a good education for you – like all education – it should improve your experiences later in life. And Rosa’s not just any girl.

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    wiselad  over 7 years ago

    6 hours? looks like it might be around Satipo or mazamari area, to Atalaya is 8.5 hours

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    Angelalex242  over 7 years ago

    Ya know…the more I think about this…

    Rosa is a kite, flying into the wild blue yonder. Left to herself, she will fly too high and crash.

    Gunther is the string. He must keep Rosa grounded, plan her flight paths, and guide her energy into useful avenues. Left to himself, he would be an unused string at his mom’s house.

    Rosa has the idealism and drive to go to the mountains in the first place, but once there, she must let Gunther plan the actual method of helping the people there. Only then will her energy and enthusiasm be well directed.

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    ORMouseworks  over 7 years ago

    Well, I was busy all day today…didn’t even make the bed until 7 pm! (And I am a “must make the bed first thing in the morning” person!). So, I think I will find IS Katie, throw the towels in the dryer, and call it a day. "Nite all! ;)-——————————————————————“Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.”(Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882)

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    melmarsh9v  over 7 years ago

    And what shall we make of Mr. Gray? He seems to be a rather bland character, possibly divorced or a widower, maybe a lonely, middle-aged man seeking companionship. I hope we find out more about him…

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    melmarsh9v  over 7 years ago

    This current Gunther & Rosa situation interests me more than the events at Bernice and Tiffany’s dorm! Also, I am eagerly awaiting the developments surrounding the wedding of Brad & Toni, as well as the ultimate fate of TJ.

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    melmarsh9v  over 7 years ago

    Yes, it is time for Gunther to either excrete or rise from the commode.

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    Elmer Gantry Fudd  over 7 years ago

    Boy, won’t that clinic be lucky to get two teenagers with no skills, and one that doesn’t speak the language. They’ll be so useful!

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    Editman  over 7 years ago

    Maps are kind of 20th century, don’t you think? That being said, I thought Gunther loved pouring over bus schedules, remember Prom Night?

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    wiselad  over 7 years ago

    probably he knows is 6 hrs, but Rosa only knows general direction but nothing else?

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    Sisyphos  over 7 years ago

    Gunther, if you clear your head, and if you really want to be with Rosa, then going to a mountain village clinic should be a great adventure! You might really enjoy it! Just stop obsessing about your Mom and Mr. Gray, and avoid being kidnapped by terrorists….

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    David Huie Green-HavePityOnOthersYouWillNeedItToo  over 7 years ago

    “I want to be with”versus“I love”.Poor kids

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    TORAD_07  over 7 years ago

    OK, maybe we get somewhere today. If Q can convince Gunther to try the mountain clinic, he just might find himself. He should be Ok. He was prepared to do it when they first arrived in Peru.

    Let’s see what happens.

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    Mordock999 Premium Member over 7 years ago

    “Mountain Clinic”. Primitive Living Conditions. No Decent Water. Probably NO Electricity.

    And a Good Bet NO Cell Phone Coverage. So Unless YOU have an Expensive “SAT Phone” You’ll be Cut OFF from the Outside World and to What’s Going On with Your Mom and Mr. “Friend”.

    THINK about THIS Before You BLINDLY Follow Delta!

    ……, “Rosa!” I MEANT, ROSA!!!!

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    TheLiam  over 7 years ago

    Have we ever figured out how Quill managed to a) come back b) come back so quickly c) with no other reason apparently than for Luann.

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    Sportymonk  over 7 years ago

    Designing clothes for the mountain people and incorporating their designs into modern wear?

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    richarddenison  over 7 years ago

    Merely by coincidence, I just finished reading one of Ellis Peters’s Brother Cadfael novels, “The Leper of St. Giles,” in which a young man in love with a wealthy girl grows up quickly (and becomes worthy of the girl he loves) by spending time with people much less fortunate than he — in this case, people with leprosy in a medieval hospice. Maybe Gunther should read the book.

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    reedkomicks Premium Member over 7 years ago

    He is not in love with Rosa.

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    Chuck374  over 7 years ago

    Gunther doesn’t seem to realize that in order to grow, you cannot keep what you are. You need to augment it. You will also find out that not every experience will be what you would consider fun. Deal with it. Stop dreading every new experience.

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    bagbalm  over 7 years ago

    Seen the type. Fifty years old – still lives with mother and usually drinks a lot by then.

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    Meh~tdology, fka Pepelaputr   over 7 years ago

    Hang on Peruvian mountain people!El Hombre a Cuadros y Rosa are coming!

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    mourdac Premium Member over 7 years ago

    So why did you follow her, then? Go for it, guy.

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    Airman  over 7 years ago

    Finally,the Gunther character, asks a pivotal question. He does not have a mother issue. In the absence of a father, he just became her protector, the only guy around. In the same way, I would not be comfortable leaving my dog with a stranger. Would they beat her? Would they starve her? Would she run away and get lost? But, now Gunther questions Rosa, and what she is doing to him, not FOR him. If they were sleeping together, he might feel more secure, but there is no evidence of that. At this point, he is just her reluctant companion, getting tidbits of attention as his only gratification. He is beginning to realize that he just might be wasting his time.

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    Trails4GMZ  over 7 years ago

    …might not be for Gunther, he will probably find himself and decide to go back home to Momma, only to find Mr. Grey living there bec Gunther’s mom found herself dating a new man.

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    locake  over 7 years ago

    Rosa does not love Gunther at all. If you love someone you care about what they want and listen to them.

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    Make Mine Marvel  over 7 years ago

    @melmarsh9v: I don’t know why we should assume that Mr. Grey is either single, widowed or divorced. He could be married! Aside from Ms. Berger having her hand on his arm in one panel, I haven’t see any sign of a romantic attachment between the two of them.

    And don’t forget, Mickey Dolenz told us about “Mrs. Grey, she’s proud today because her roses are in blo-oo-om”. Although that was a while back. She could be this bloke’s mother…

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    locake  over 7 years ago

    There are so many opportunities to help the needy in the U.S. Rosa could have done a lot in this country without stressing Gunther so much.

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    Mockers  over 7 years ago

    Gunther, GO! Maybe in the mountains you will find wonderful new fabrics that give you awesome sewing ideas.

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    locake  over 7 years ago

    Gunther does have his own goals, studying engineering. Rosa encouraged him to drop his own dreams to follow her around. One should always follow their own path, not someone else’s.

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    Willow Mt Lyon  over 7 years ago

    Going back to live with Mom is going backwards, Gunther. Stay right where you are or go to the clinic in the mountains. I vote for you going to the clinic in the mountains. You might learn something in the comic strip world. Your readers just might learn something about clinics in the mountains of Peru.

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    wiselad  over 7 years ago

    ???? map is all Spanish, Greg is a name, not an English word and yesterday it simply shows names of the cities, so no English

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    Argy.Bargy2  over 7 years ago

    I never said I thought they were perfect for each other, or even good for each other. What I’m saying is that she didn’t force him to go to Peru with her. She asked if he would come, the same as you’d do if you were seeing someone and still wanted to spend time with that person. But she never said ‘if you don’t come with, I don’t want to see you anymore.’-Plus, there’s a big difference between a girl asking a guy to show affection (which is mostly what Rosa is doing in the comics you’re showing to support your belief about her), and a girl asking a guy to give up whatever he planned to do in future in order to follow her dream….

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    GasHouseGorilla  over 7 years ago

    All I want to say is that I have tried to get away from this strip, I keep coming back and reading it! Thank you, Mr. Greg Evans for keeping me reading this strip close to 30 years! Someone who writes & draws a comic strip like this knows what he or she’s doing this is a master of this craft! His Reuben proves it!

    Anyway, I don’t Blame Gunther for being suspicious about his mother going out with another man. I feel like since Gunth didn’t have a Father growing up, he was supposed to be the man of the house (His Mom is proud of her “little man”, just as Rose is proud of Piscal. ) I didn’t like Gunther leaving his house, so I also would feel concerned about her because he doesn’t want her to be used.

    Quinn is doing a good job at handling this situation in finding were Gunther’s “true love” is at. I can’t understand why Gunther would make an attempt in doing something bold like leaving to South America. I think Gunther should follow his heart. Maybe Gunther and Luann should part ways for awhile.

    Finally, Gunther is a character who lacks self-confidence. Mr. Evans wrote me 20 years ago about this subject in which many people in life DO lack self-confidence in their lives, it’s normal, and I am one person after 49 years that has this trait. Gunther has fell into this problem probably from past experiences in your life. You feel like you are one Cloud 9 when you do an exam thinking you would ace it and then, Boom! You fail the test! I’ve had that many times in my life and I did feel like a fool also.

    One more thing on this subject. I feel like Gunth shouldn’t care about being a “Mama’s Boy.” So what! Gunther had to be the man of the house because his Dad wasn’t around or someone to help him. I am an only child and I wasn’t spoiled, but I was disciplined good! There were times in my life my father wasn’t around because my parents were separated, but my late mother wanted to do her best to train me to be a good and honest man. And I thank Eula Lee Chavis-Ostrem for this.
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    Sheriff Mordecai Premium Member over 7 years ago

    funny. and sick. yet plausible.

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    JayBluE  over 7 years ago

    “When we saw the map yesterday, Rosa had her back turned to us. Today, when we see the map, Rosa is facing us. Same map, but different views.” ^Could still be different map. I looked at yesterday’s before I wrote that. It’s still possible…

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    JayBluE  over 7 years ago
    “Do You Know Where You’re Going To” was the alternate title, and the chorus in it, but the song is “Theme From Mahogany”, from the movie of the same name, performed by Diana Ross, and starring Diana Ross, as an “it girl/star model”….-

    I’m also now reminded of “Do You Know The Way To San Jose” from Bacharach/David, as performed by Dionne Warrwick(e) and the Carpenters (and a few others) also comes to mind, when I think about this. – “Where Do We Go From Here?” by Chicago is also a good one! – Actually, now that I think about it, there’s also “I’ve Been Searchin’ So Long” and “Wishin’ You Were Here” by Chicago could fit, too…

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    JayBluE  over 7 years ago

    "@The Liam: Have we ever figured out how Quill managed to a) come back b) come back so quickly c) with no other reason apparently than for Luann.

    JPW: To answer that last part:

    He’s also pursuing an acting career.

    ^Me: And to “chime in” on another portion: Previous strips showed Quill getting his visas/schooling/work/residence/career plan arrangements done pretty promptly, in order to have Quill have a “reason” to come back to the U.S. for “better opportunities” to make it big in acting (but ultimately to give Luann a “permanent scar boyfriend” [sorry, couldn’t help myself! (X^D) )

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    Cronkers McGee  Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Good point Gunther. You have allot to think about.

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    melmarsh9v  over 7 years ago

    After a bit of thought, I now see how Quill is one of the few characters in this strip without any major personality defects. Why is that? What makes the guy seem so normal?

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    Airman  over 7 years ago

    If kids, at that age, knew what they wanted there wouldn’t be as many Liberal Arts majors.

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    Luann Reader  over 7 years ago

    I hope they don’t get kidnapped by some rebel military organization. Oh well, the plot thickens!

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    ORMouseworks  over 7 years ago

    L: I still can’t imagine Luann with Gunther… ;)

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    reedkomicks Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Gosh, is there a tune for this ballad?

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    ORMouseworks  over 7 years ago

    I believe you have hit the nail on the head, D53! This would be a great way to have Gunther come back to the States without hanging his head in shame… ;)

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    ORMouseworks  over 7 years ago

    Oh, ha! (As an aside, I’ve completely forgotten about the “Shining Path”…). ;)

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