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Luann by Greg Evans for February 12, 2016

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    Argythree  over 4 years ago

    Yeah, I’m surprised.

    Sure hope you can a buyer for them, Luann…

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    CR7hater  over 4 years ago

    Okay, Greg Evans, you just crossed over into the unbelievable zone … In what universe does a twenty year old, who has had a fight at New Years with a so-so boyfriend, then goes out and purchases airline tickets? With what money?? Oh right, besides attending college classes we don’t see, she also has part time job that we never see – even off panel!!

    Well, I guess you did have to play to the Luann True Believers … a loyal to the end group, no matter how small …

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  over 4 years ago

    I think Quill’s flabbergasted.

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    seismic-2 Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Maybe just talking to him would have been a lot better investment in the “relationship” (if you can even call it that) than planning a trip would have been, Luann. Quill had no reason to be certain event that you were still his girlfriend, so he moved ahead with his life. You should do the same.-However, this strip isn’t good in writing break-ups (or especially realistic courtships, for that matter), so this will drag on. Lu, Q, and Pru will go on the road together while Quill performs the job he signed up for. Maybe then he will just stay in NYC, since physically moving away is how the strip always manages a break-up.

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    kenhense  over 4 years ago

    Greg did it again! (created suspense).

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    SF1972  over 4 years ago

    Surprise!

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    krakenzmama  over 4 years ago

    This relationship has reached a logical end unless Quill changes his track. Luann has been pretty supportive of Quill but he’s been less supportive of HER needs (The Fuse is TJ’s and her folks’ baby). It’s sad. Maybe Pru will become a more 3 dimensional character and set Quill on the right path? Unless she is shifty … Maybe it’s the way her eyes are drawn..

    Let’s face it, Q & L are growing apart and it’s time they let it happen.

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    mitachondria  over 4 years ago

    Luann could visit Delta, forget Quill for a week and have a great time.

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    Mikkith  over 4 years ago

    Well we do see Luann’s job. She works with the kids, she doesn’t just volunteer there, she gets paid for it. That was established a long time ago. And given the number of times she’s been castigated for not making plans, I find it hilarious that now she’s wrong for booking the tickets as planned. At this point I hope she goes with a friend & meets a great guy so Quill can stop taking for granted that she’ll be there when he wants her.

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    CR7hater  over 4 years ago

    As I said, Luann takes a BIG risk – as only Quill can use the ticket (she can’t get a friend to take his place w/o paying a BIG re-ticketing fee) … also, she would need a lot of info on Quill for an airline to accept a ticket purchase on a foreign national on (an assumed) Student Visa … lots of details in the real world that have conveniently ignored …

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    krys723  over 4 years ago

    Why did you do that Lu? I’m not taking sides but that was really dumb…

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    Scott Stevenson  over 4 years ago

    Am I the only one who noticed that Quill says she booked “a hotel” and not “hotel rooms”?

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    AZPhinFan  over 4 years ago

    alas….another good strip turns into a drawn out soap opera. Takes 3-4 weeks to get to the point of a story line. Ho-hum

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    DAVID RODES  over 4 years ago

    I think Luann is a spoiled brat that gets bitchy when she doesnt get her way…and Quill just too dumb to even be a cartoon character…this is just too drawn out for it to be believable!…cmon…really.

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    Airman  over 4 years ago

    The Spider Lady has prepared her web.

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    IKerensky  over 4 years ago

    I am sorry, but why do yo uall talk about Quill air ticket. Quill already is in New York, the air ticket should only been for Luann.

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    38lowell  over 4 years ago

    Can’t wait for Mom & Dad to help her pack!

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    Chrisdiaz801  over 4 years ago

    He’s lucky she isn’t dumping him. Very lucky.

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    Kymberleigh  over 4 years ago

    Yeah, last Sunday was Dez’s “destiny deck” causing Bernice to break the coffee table in their dorm room.

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    Ruth Brown  over 4 years ago

    What we continue to have here is a failure to communicate. Time to pull the plug.

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    wiselad  over 4 years ago

    either Q will say, sorry I have to go to the traveling show thing or say I guess I will go to NY with you, just in time to show a sweet scene tomorrow or Monday for valentines day, were they are cuddling and stuff

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    shyiraz  over 4 years ago

    oh noooo…BIG YIKES! I feel bad for Quill. Luann should’ve spent more time actually talking to him instead of just day dreaming about their relationship together. Hope they’ll become stronger after all this.

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    Chuck374  over 4 years ago

    So now it comes to a head. Here is the moment. He has to decide. Is it Luann or the Theater. I think that Luann realizes that this moment is upon them as well.

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    Barry1941  over 4 years ago

    Dumb, dumb, and dumbest. What a stupid move on her part.

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    JayBluE  over 4 years ago

    Well, as Gomer Pyle would say….

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    Peabody429  over 4 years ago

    Tear them up and throw the confetti in her face. Then walk out, never saying a word.

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    JayBluE  over 4 years ago

    “Going On A Guilt Trip”“How Ya Like Me, Now?”“The Experience Of A Shocker Stick”“Lost And Dumbfounded”“A Rude Wake-Up Call”

    “Don’t Go Hagger On A Swag-Stagger”“Thunderstruck Aussie”“Maybe I’m Amazed” (♫)“More Than Words” (♫)“You Dropped A Bomb On Me, Baby” (♪)“Speechless…More Or Less”“Surprise Of Fury”“The Blunder Years”

    “The Price Is Wrong”or“The Gift That Keeps On Giving Grief”

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    Cronkers McGee  Premium Member over 4 years ago

    I don’t celebrate Valentine’s day. It will be interesting to see how Quill responds to Luann’s surprise.

    Young love is so interesting and unexplainable at times.

    I’ll be waiting to see how this plays out.

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    ravonlea  over 4 years ago

    Lu had a part time paying job for over a year. she has been saving for this trip since last summer when Quill first asked her to go. When quill talked to her at Halloween about postponing the trip at winter break b/c they were going to help her parents with the Fuse opening, he chastised Luann that she had not really " acted on his plans". I think he said something like did you buy tickets? no. Did you book a hotel? No. So now QUILL and people are mad because she acted on his suggestion and actually took steps instead of just dreaming about the trip in her mind.

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    hmhusvar  over 4 years ago

    Why is everyone all peeved at Luann for doing the rrip stuff. When they helped her parents they postphoned the trip idea for spring break. They had a fight on NYE and Quill decides it will change plans in the spring? So, Luann is foolish because her assumption was that spring break was still happening and their fight would be in the past? I get that Luann has issues, but she isn’t wrong here.

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    muffi  over 4 years ago

    @CR7hater With West Jet, it just costs $75.00 for a name change on a ticket. I know, because I just did it.

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    PMark  over 4 years ago

    Here are the pertinent strips:(10/28/2015)

    (10/29/2015)

    (10/30/2015)

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    JayBluE  over 4 years ago

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    PMark  over 4 years ago

    Check out the strips I linked to just above.

    The last time Quill made other plans over the top of their plans and Luann objected, he dismissed it by pointing out that she had not booked flights or a hotel.

    Now she has done just that, and she’s now left holding the bag.

    Face it. Quill is a guy who always places what he wants to do over what his partner wants to do. And if they’ve made plans, tough. It is just “talk”, nothing concrete. Well now it is “concrete”.

    Luann, it’s time to move on. He is never going to change.

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    ST Joe River Premium Member over 4 years ago

    COMIC FUNNY PAPERS UNIVERSE remember this is the make believe world.

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    ertemochi  over 4 years ago

    I think people are dumping on Luann more on Quill because of the way she’s reacting. No one is upset at Quill’s lukewarm response to Luann taking some control and responsibility for a plan. Also, if Quill resides in New York (correct?) then it’s her stuff she would have to have ready and paid for. I mean, if he’s going to school why isn’t up there already? Am I missing something? What urkes me is that Quill ‘seemed’ to have made up his mind to break up the relationship and he never did, why isn’t anyone mad at him at that?

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    æ²  over 4 years ago

    She went online for this surpriseand with excitement she bookedthis now-doomed tripHow’d she afford it? Some roll their eyesWell last time I lookedThis was a comic strip

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    wreck it ralph  over 4 years ago

    Two first class tickets and two week at the four seasons. You stay home Quill and i will go with Luann.

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    legaleagle48  over 4 years ago

    Well, I certainly didn’t see THIS coming!

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    PMark  over 4 years ago

    Quill has an excuse. He ALWAYS has an excuse. And I am confident that he will come up with an excuse this time, as well.

    So just how long do you propose Luann should keep accepting excuse after excuse after excuse before she finally says, “Enough!”?

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    PMark  over 4 years ago

    It was Quill who set the terms. “Plans are just talk until concrete action has been done.” In fact, he even specifically stated that plans for a trip are only real when you book the flights and the hotel reservation.

    So now Luann has done exactly according to his terms, and has booked the flights and the hotel reservations. It’s not Luann’s fault. She is only going by what he, himself stated were the terms.

    He’s been caught. How is he going to weasel out of this one?

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    ACTIVIST1234  over 4 years ago

    a) Surprises are more fun for the giver than givee.b) Lu, go with Bern or Dez.

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    ACTIVIST1234  over 4 years ago

    And then see if, just maybe, Delta can meet you there!

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    Mordock999 Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Sheesh. Poor Q-Ball. I Almost feel Sorry for ya. You Flew 8,000 miles to America for THIS???

    Just Think. You could gave STAYED in Oz and Spent Your time in the Sun, Sharing the Beach with Nubile, Voluptuous Bouncy Young Ladies who seemed to be forever asking YOU to pretty, Pretty please, rub sun tan oil on their soft……,

    WAIT. WHAT were We talking about???

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    luann1212  over 4 years ago

    I thought DC to go to Howard University.

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    Luanaphile  over 4 years ago

    I disagree with those who say this is not plausible. Luann gets free board and room, and had a summer job. More to the point, rash decisions go with her age for many of us. (I won’t share my own embarrassing story). Also, (wildly speculating) she may have wanted to surprise him with the news on Valentine’s Day. Finally, I curious to see how Quill will handle this stunner.

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    JayBluE  over 4 years ago

    “Ticket Where The Sun Don’t Shine”?^LOL! (cough, cough!) Talk about an, er….uncomfortable trip….

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    æ²  over 4 years ago

    “Of course, why is Luann booking the hotel alone?”Because it was supposed to be….….wait for it now….A SURPRISE

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    edge2edge  over 4 years ago

    Ayup Lu you sure got that cart ahead of the horse this time. Hope you can get a refund.

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    æ²  over 4 years ago

    “But the strip depicts real-word events!”I hear the protesting criesof those who type with their fistsWell, I’d reply to these discontentsthat it is not always wiseto be complete literalists

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    maverick1usa  over 4 years ago

    Oh good grief!

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    Mikkith  over 4 years ago

    It doesn’t take 3000 dollars to go away for the weekend. Hubby & I have used Priceline or Hotwire many times for weekend trips. We usually spend well under 1000 dollars. And if you catch Southwest during a fare sale you can get a roundtrip flight for 2 to NYC from Chicago for about $400. 2 nights in a hotel or bed and breakfast for between $200 & $400. As Luann lives at home her expenses are pretty low, I’m certain she has more than $800 in her savings. Not to mention all she had to pay for in advance was the flight. You don’t pay for hotel reservations (unless you have a great prepaid rate) until the stay.

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    Outsideplaying  over 4 years ago

    Betting Luann will still go. Without Quill but with her Mom, who could end up paying most of the hotel bill. The hotel probably hasn’t been paid for yet unless she had to pay a one-night deposit. And that had to be done with a credit card (does she have one?) So she’s only out the airfare so far most likely.

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    Jelfring  over 4 years ago

    Good for Luann. Quill was waiting for her to book the trip when he could have helped. She is right to be angry.

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    æ²  over 4 years ago

    About a hundred comments just on this strip so far. Thousands of GoComics members. Yep, syndicated comics are dying, all right. Absolutely shriveling under the glaring eyes of the masses, who all demand absolute realism. Yep, what was the National Cartoonists Society thinking when they gave Stephan Pastis the Reuben Award for 2015? He’s got a talking Pig, Zebra, Goat and Rat, for God’s sake! He has crocodiles that live in houses!“Maybe tomorrow Quill will transfigure into a cheetah and run away.”LOL. Good God. And with that, I think you just jumped the shark. You, not Evans.

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    sassymm  over 4 years ago

    For those who suggest she either “sells” or “takes a friend” with her, when was the last time you took a really good look at the rules for airline tickets? You can’t just change the name on a ticket. If it’s refundable, you can get a refund (highly unlikely as Luann probably got the cheapest tickets she could) find someone else with the exact same name as Quill (again highly unlikely) or maybe change the date. Depending on the airline this could cost as much as the ticket itself. The hotel could be refundable or changeable but sometimes they’re non-refundable and non-changeable too.

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    moridin82  over 4 years ago

    Why would she need to buy tickets (plural)? Wouldn’t Quill already be there?

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    æ²  over 4 years ago

    “Of course, why is Luann booking the hotel alone? I’m in agreement that they aren’t right for each other even when Quill has time for her, because they don’t communicate regardless.” I can just see this guy at a (really use your imagination now) surprise party for him.(Opens door)SURPRISE!!!..blink..…twitch…twitch…“But…but…What are you doing? You just…just DID this by yourselves, without consulting me? You did this without it being a joint decision? What kind of friends are you? You guys are not right for me, because see, in any good friend relationship, communication is the key. It’s obvious that you don’t know how to communicate, because…well just look at this disaster of a non-communication. Are you kidding me?”

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    mitachondria  over 4 years ago
    Hmmm, sex with Luann, or a chance to add to his resume? Tough choice for a young man…she booked 1 room and was telling him she is ready.
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    æ²  over 4 years ago

    And with that, for now I will say adieuFor although it’s quite fun to rhymeI grow very tired of those who spewInanities that waste my time

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    Argy.Bargy2  over 4 years ago

    -The point is, Quill never has time for her anymore. If someone no longer wants to be in a relationship, they need to let the other person know.

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    æ²  over 4 years ago

    Have a good Valentine’s Day weekend, everyone!

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    willow_cougar  over 4 years ago

    Luann didn’t do anything wrong. She is 19. She has held jobs since she was 16. She has been at least mentally planning this trip since April. She wanted to surprise Quill by paying for the flights and hotel herself, which she has been saving for instead of for more college. This trip is very special for her since it is her first real trip out of California as an adult, if not a lifetime.

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    Schrodinger's Dog  over 4 years ago

    I think the comment that Mr. Evans isn’t “making an effort” is ridiculous. The level of reader involvement shown by the number of comments here gives, IMO, clear view that he knows how to craft an interesting storyline.

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    jamilarose  over 4 years ago

    Greg prepared us for this, cursorily, when Luann had the talk with her mom. She was planning; and was serious. Quill has been tuned out of the relationship since her returned from New York.

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    clarke3060 Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Get away from that wuss young lady - and keep on going, fast!

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    kimba999  over 4 years ago

    Wow! That’s quite an accomplishment. Perhaps you can write about it in your memoirs!

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    kaffekup   over 4 years ago

    Obviously, there’s no relationship at all here. Quill makes plans for the break on his own. Lu makes reservations for a trip on her own. Neither mentions anything to the other, assuming his/her plans are all that matters, and that the other will be fine with it.

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    james28602  over 4 years ago

    Actually this doesn’t surprise me one bit, for those who are going this is unreal, didn’t we have her doing the research and buying the tickets before the fight… before pru showed up. For those saying what money – she’s working at a day care… and so far she’s not fretted about Tuition, so it’s not hard to see the parental units kicking in for that (or loans which don’t have payments till after school…)

    It’s a clear progressive line in the plot… Quill realizes he isn’t making time for her and putting her off… but he also isn’t willing to give up anything else, and it’s starting to sink in for both parties.

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    firemunk  over 4 years ago

    Wait wait wait. I like the strip just as much as anyone here does. What I don’t understand though is why we can all believe in such a character and universe that Evans has created but we can’t believe some things in this universe are different, example Luann buying the tickets herself etc. It’s a comic and made not be completely accurate of real life. It’s created for escapism. I never expect things going the way they do in the real world to be exactly the same in a comic I read for entertainment and silliness.

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    Pipe Tobacco Premium Member over 4 years ago

    8Wow… that hit me from left field! Very unexpected, but very, very much in keeping with the personalities currently!While it is very “sweet” and very “Valentine-ish” for Luann to have surprised Quill with all this purchased trip materials….. it unfortunately further highlights a) Luann’s difficulty in communication in regards to relationships, and b) a disconnect for Luann to use this gift as a means of apologizing over the argument. If this were to be an interaction with a greater probability of success, we would have had Luann figure out that communication is the key to all aspects of a relationship. Additionally, if we were to have a great TRIP outcome, it would have been far, far better for Luann to be in communication WITH Quill about the plans for the trip RATHER than surprising him with the trip package. I have no idea how this will go at this point. Will Quill stay with his tour gig? If so, will this break up Luann and Quill? Or, will Quill acquiesce, and drop his “gig” and swoon over Luann’s gift… and all is “forgiven”? I could see either approach as being taken by Greg. But, with Valentine’s Day in only two more days…. I am betting on the "swooning/forgiving/giving up "gig"" option as more likely.

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    locake  over 4 years ago

    She did ALL that when they were close to breaking up?? Wow, she is dumb.

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    joeldouglas Premium Member over 4 years ago

    If they break up it’ll break my heart. I really like Quill.

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    Mikkith  over 4 years ago

    What would be selfish about her having savings? Her parents decided to start a business, there’s no indication that other than wanting to step out on a ledge they were financially unstable before launching Fuse. Also, in terms of housing, food etc we know Luann isn’t exactly a financial burden on that front. She has a job, she’s at a community college, and she is shown volunteering & getting her friends to volunteer to help with the launch. Also I keep seeing people assert that they are in LA, but they are actually in unnamed suburb somewhere in the US. If Gunther & Rosa can go to Peru after graduation (which is totally plausible) I’m not sure what’s so shocking about a trip to NY. College students usually do travel, often long distances and yes, it’s not cheap, but it isn’t earth shattering expensive either.

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    CynthiaLeigh  over 4 years ago

    How did Quill even get a job in a touring company if he is on a student visa? And he is taking over for the lead? Don’t they have understudies?

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    Argy.Bargy2  over 4 years ago

    -No, she really can’t see him any time she wants, even though he is working part of the time at The Fuse. When she shows up and he’s too busy to talk, the fact that he is physically at her parent’s business does not make him any more available to her. He might as well be on the moon.

    When she showed up for a pre-arranged meeting with him while he was backstage at Mooney U and started to tell him about Toni and Brad’s wedding, he admitted that he had forgotten they were supposed to get together, and he ‘penciled her in’ for a future lunch.

    If he isn’t available for discussions when she physically comes to visit (not just when she texts or leaves voicemail), the message from him is clear. He doesn’t see her as important enough to him to make time for her. Not making out time. Just any time at all.

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    firemunk  over 4 years ago

    1. She’s never shown driving a car of her own. (At least I don’t ever recall her having one)2. God forbid Evans doesn’t include every detail of her life but scholarships could take care of the other stuff.3. Myself and friends did travel quite a bit in college. Not nearly as much flying because a car trip was always funner but we did have the money saved away for trips and didn’t go broke.

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    Squoop  over 4 years ago

    I used to think Quill was more mature than Lu but it has become quite the reverse. To be in fight-mode is one thing, but making a decision such as taking that gig when you had vacation plans with Lu – not even giving her the courtesy of discussing it with her first – entirely lame. He deserves a good dumping, do it Lu.

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    notbornyesterday  over 4 years ago

    Ah Quill, a woman’s like an appendix, a man’s better off without one…Popeye the Sailor said that

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    notbornyesterday  over 4 years ago

    WHAT !!!! Luan does something TOTALLY out of character? There may be hope for her yet.

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    Ron Dunn Premium Member over 4 years ago

    As they say the plot thickens.

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    wantcomicsnow  over 4 years ago

    As I said before, one argument and Quill decides they’re no longer a couple, and “moves on with his life?” And all you people agree with him? You must have had some pretty poor relationships in you time.

    Bottom line is, Quill is not at all invested in the relationship. He would rather do ANYTHING but spend time with Luann. Even when they have plans, he “forgets” and lets other things get in the way.

    Luann is TOO invested in the relationship. She should dump Quill, walk away and not look back. I doubt that will happen, because the writers seem to want to keep portraying Luann as an air-headed, boy crazy 14 year old who must have a boyfriend at all costs, instead of a young woman with talents and skills of her own.

    Luann’s mistake was thinking Quill wanted to be a part of her life. He’s made it clear he doesn’t. I wish they’d let her grow up a little, dump this jerk and move on.

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    David Huie Green -- I WILL breathe  over 4 years ago

    “But there’s only hotel room.. Where were you going to stay?”.“I thought we’d sleep in shifts.”

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    SukieCrandall Premium Member over 4 years ago

    You write:

    It could be possible that she bought the tickets far in advance of the fight, you can get a better deal by buying them early rather than waiting until the last minute. A friend of mine in the airline industry says you get the best deals if you buy tickets at least 21 days in advance.Great point!

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    seismic-2 Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Why in the world would you make plans to go on a trip with someone you aren’t even talking to? If she were really interested in saving the relationship, shouldn’t she be talking instead of trip planning?

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    seismic-2 Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Suppose Quill had approached Luann, instead of vice versa. The conversation would have gone like this: “Hi Lunn, I know you aren’t speaking to me, but we are still going to go away together on a cozy trip for two to NYC over spring break, right?” Luann would have slugged him, and rightly so. So why are people so down on Quill for assuming that Lu’s no longer talking to him meant that all plans were off, in which case he made his own?

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    firemunk  over 4 years ago

    Some parents don’t get that big of a hike in their insurance or mind paying the insurance. My parents carried both my sister and myself until I found a decent job and could branch off on to my own policy. Based on Lu’s parents they seem like the type that wouldn’t mind either. It’s up to Lu to want to help I agree but at the same time it still shouldn’t hinder her from traveling or having the money to do so. My parents themselves encouraged me to save and travel during the time I was under their policy with what little I was making to pay rent and other necessities. In fact the insurance was the only thing they paid for during the time I left home at 18 for school until I finally landed a good job a couple of years ago.

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    seismic-2 Premium Member over 4 years ago

    If Luann had purchased the tickets before the fight, then it would make even more sense for her to want to talk with Quill instead of refusing to do so for the last 6 weeks.

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    sjames6011  over 4 years ago

    Wasn’t Quill’s commitment for a understudy? Wouldn’t this be a beginning to his career. LuAnn is being selfish. This could jumpstart his career!

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    Eric S   over 4 years ago

    Bye Quill. No condoms needed.

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    Ryan Plut  over 4 years ago

    Jumped the shark.

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    reedkomicks Premium Member over 4 years ago

    If Quill doesn’t go, then best outcome would be for Luann to take Pru. She could then get her away from Quill and he would be all alone.

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    Brett Bydairk Premium Member over 4 years ago

    " so Quill can stop taking for granted that she’ll be there when he wants her"Um, SHE bought the tickets and booked the hotel; that sounds like SHE is taking HIM for granted.

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    Zivasmom  over 4 years ago

    It sounds like some of the commenters don’t realize this is fiction. Aside from that, as the parent of an almost 20-year-old, I could actually see him doing something stupid like this no matter what his Dad and I say to him. Its his money, and all that…

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    SukieCrandall Premium Member over 4 years ago

    If real life is to be followed then Quill either is no longer just on only a student visa, or the position offered is in a student troupe or one that has an arrangement w the theater company. For those interested, the regulations and restrictions for those on various types of visas can be found online, and student visas include strict restrictions upon sources and amounts of income. That is why he can not go for a paid job at the Fuse but he can volunteer to set things up so that the university theater group has a stage to use.

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    seismic-2 Premium Member over 4 years ago

    According to a Web site that does the math: The flight distance from San Diego, California to Sydney, Australia is 7,507 miles.-Quill’s journey probably took a couple of hundred miles or more longer, since he likely flew into LAX, and we don’t know just where he lives in relation to Sydney.

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    Mikkith  over 4 years ago

    Except that’s not what we see. Community college hovers right around $50 per credit hour. Now her parents could be paying that, it could be free for local students (that’s the case in my city) or she could have a Pell grant paying her tuition & other college expenses. She does drive a car, no indication that she isn’t paying for gas & her portion of the family insurance plan. With her schedule of school & work I doubt she’s home enough to eat into the existing grocery budget. There’s no indication that Luann hasn’t been paying some or all of her way. Nor that she is using all of her money towards this trip. She’s had nearly a year to put money aside. Most college students can put away $600 in less time than that.

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    ViscountNik  over 4 years ago

    Awesome honeymoon gift…

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    31768  over 4 years ago

    LUANN JUST JUMPED THE SHARK!

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    31768  over 4 years ago

    AND THE SHARK HAD QUILL FOR LUNCH!

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    Mikkith  over 4 years ago

    You keep saying the trip cost 2K. Someone else claimed 3K. Yet actual travel right now from LA to NYC with early booking for spring break is $300 roundtrip. So let’s say she prepaid for the tickets. That puts her expenses at $700. I don’t think her parents are suffering from a lack of $70 extra a month across the last year. And yes, you can pay for this trip and contribute to expenses at home on what a student with a decent part time job makes. She wouldn’t be making minimum wage. Afterschool & summer day camp teacher positions like hers usually start at $10-$12 an hour.

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    SukieCrandall Premium Member over 4 years ago

    I am wondering if Luann originally bought these as a Christmas gift then managed to change the dates. She might be stuck w the seats and the hotel room or rooms. Suggestion, Luann: if your parents are not charging you room and board then you may be able to shift these to them as a thank you present.

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    Schrodinger's Dog  over 4 years ago

    Kayak lists costs for round trip LAX to NY (LaGuardia) as low as $216.

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    seismic-2 Premium Member over 4 years ago

    “It’s a comic strip.” – Translation: “Mr. Gray snapped his fingers, and it was made to happen. That’s covered in Chapter 1 (‘Deus Ex Machina Plotting’) of The Lazy Writer’s Approach to Fiction.”

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    ^^

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    Caldonia  over 4 years ago

    The usual question: With what money? It applied to Gunther and Rosa and it applies here, too. Only in “Luann”!

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    Enclose this whole thing in less-than and greater-than brackets:img src=“copy the URL of your image here” height=“number” width=“number”The entire image URL goes in between those first quotes. For the height and width numbers, keep them relatively low. I use 200 to 400 usually.

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    SukieCrandall Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Delta is in Georgetown (Think DC) if i recall right, and it is very easy to take Amtrack between the two, about four hours for the trip.Thank you to those who pointed out that she had not bought the tickets for a Christmas present. I just read your posts that were earlier than mine. Only other, though unlikely, possibility was that she had earlier made all arrangements but fibbed about it back then because she figured people she loves might feel blocked in if she admitted it.

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    æ²  over 4 years ago

    “You can disagree with all of my opinions, but I’m not going to let you insult me on top of it.”Uh huh. It is MY opinion (actually, it’s pretty dang obvious) that you’re troll-baiting, day after day after day.It is also my observation that you treat any challenge to what you are doing as an insult, and immediately run screaming to the moderators to get rid of that “horrible person” (your words, not mine). Which is, of course, another troll tactic.And your point was?(Never mind; there isn’t one, other than to be what I described above.)

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    SukieCrandall Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Oh, dang. Now i can not stop seeing a cheetah with Quill’s haircut.

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    seismic-2 Premium Member over 4 years ago

    > “With what money??” Well with mom and dad’s credit card of course.>Now, would Luann ever do anything like that?

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    SukieCrandall Premium Member over 4 years ago

    We do not know if Luann’s parents have not managed their money wisely, merely that they are careful with it. Being careful also results in savings and investments such as the house they are renting to Brad and TJ.

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    SukieCrandall Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Agreed that Luann needs to find a way to thank her parents. I put one idea in earlier today.

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    Kymberleigh  over 4 years ago

    For pictures to display they must be available on a public-accessible Internet server. The “number” reference comes from the fact that the link to strip image file locations here on GoComics end with a numerical sequence that identifies the specific comic in question.

    You cannot post pictures here directly from your own computer or phone, if that’s what you’re asking. (I’m guessing that is the case from the way you phrased your question.)

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    æ²  over 4 years ago

    “Nailed it.”Yup.

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    SukieCrandall Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Hey, the comments section is doing something weird today. No, not the commentors, the comics section. Whole sections, three or more sequential comments, are going missing temporarily but reappearing after the comments have been refreshed a few times.

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    Kymberleigh  over 4 years ago

    I just came up with another one of those scenario sets which we all need to create from time to time in order to maintain our sanity while discussing this little soap opera comic strip …

    Quill takes the spring break job, discovers Tiffany also wrangled a fill-in part in the same touring company. Neither comes back to Moody afterwards.

    Gunther and Piro move into Tiffany’s old suite in the dorm, leaving Bernice to wonder what they’re up to in there. She ends up losing her mind and is committed to Pitts State Mental Hospital.

    Luann realizes she needs to get away from all this madness and moves to Hawaii, where coincidentally Aaron Hill has just broken up with his Chinese girlfriend and welcomes her with open arms.

    Brad and Toni start to wonder if getting married is worth it after all that drama, quit the fire department, and join the Peace Corps instead.

    The strip continues, centered around the only two remaining long-term characters, Crystal and Knute.

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    doverdan  over 4 years ago

    Implausible said, about 2 hours ago@MikkithIt’d be like your parents helping you out financially, then you get a job and don’t take any of the load off them. Luann apparently has used all her money towards this trip and has given nothing to her parents.. . . ===Kids are not IMO supposed to give money to their parents.

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    doverdan  over 4 years ago

    sallymargaret said, about 2 hours ago@ImplausibleI’m sure most of us are indebted financially to our parents. I, in turn, spent a fortune on my children, which I will never get back. They are spending it on their children. That’s how it works.=====YES that’s it!

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    Schrodinger's Dog  over 4 years ago

    if the photo is on your computer, you can use an online site to store it, even temporarily. There are a number of such sites, aimed specifically at this type of thing. You just upload your photo to them first, and they provide a link URL you can then use for it.

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    doverdan  over 4 years ago

    Crystal and Knute are (were?) great. .Brad and Toni have become boring.

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    JayBluE  over 4 years ago

    Thank you!!!

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    26  over 4 years ago

    Here are the tickets — to the place that I thought of, but never told you about — you should be ashamed to think that you have a life of your own.

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    SukieCrandall Premium Member over 4 years ago

    In response to tickets someone mentioned Dez’s cards being used to move some stories. By strange coincidence atlasobscura.com today has a piece about the history of inanimate objects being tried for murder and how that eventually lead to forfeiture of objects such as boats used in crimes. It is a fun read.

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    firemunk  over 4 years ago

    As I’ve never insulted you either directly or indirectly. I’ve gotta say they are probably taking shots at you for your consistent defending of a position that numerous other posters have, in fact, pointed out is incorrect this time around. Several people have pointed out that it is economically feasible for Lu to have bought the tickets etc.(some using real life data and info) yet you continue to say it is not. This is in fact the way trolls operate on the internet. Another behavior that they are known to do is to go to the moderators of the board when people don’t fall into line with their opinion. Now, I’m not saying you are trolling today, I’m new to group, but I have seen this behavior with our back and forth earlier and that is why I decided to stop responding until now.

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    CoreaCollie  over 4 years ago

    Luann is a romantic. Quill is a young man with ambition. They are great for each other until they are not. This is where she needs to decide how much hurt she will take. Greg needs to have her and Bernice take the trip, meet up with Delta, find out that Pru is gay and not into Quill and send her back ready to deal with her emotional confusion. Quill needs to get into the game or end it as a friend.

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    Faith :)  over 4 years ago

    Luann, you are having the same attitude as you did at New Years. It doesn’t solve anything

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    scottpearson99  over 4 years ago

    I am so hoping Luann and Quill break-up…

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    luann1212  over 4 years ago

    Wow how did the parents get into this?

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    SukieCrandall Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Iimp, sweety, listen: every single one of us is wrong at times just as every single one of us is right at times. We are each only human, and that is fine.Also, things seen as indirect insults more often are in the eyes of the observer rather than originating from the poster.I understand how it feels to respond like that. Long ago in the dark ages i was a battered child (one parent and a grandparent on the other side, while the remaining parent did nothing to stop it, so for a very long while i was very insecure, worried that people were talking about me or making indirect insults, and making up excuses for a great many things because i was scared sick of what a mistake might threaten for me.If nothing else helps then DO remind yourself that each of us here is only peripheral to your life. Seriously, we might at times say things to think about and over time some of us may become friends, but for the most part we do not matter in your life. If you first realize who is peripheral online then you can grow that lesson. I know that you can because many years ago i did on a different set of fora.We are each only human. We can not be perfect. You may learn some things from us but it is best for you to not become to invested emotionally because ultimately we are for the most part only peripheral to your real life. I hope that helps.

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    SukieCrandall Premium Member over 4 years ago

    I love your nautical illustration of the point on boredom, Sally Margaret!

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    flowergirl19  over 4 years ago

    Well, this is quite an exciting turn of events! ..(I hope Luann just walks away, something I would have done a long time ago lol ;)

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    luann1212  over 4 years ago

    Why bust your head over silliness about how the trip was paid for? This is fantasy, not a financial preparedness class. Jeez. That is not the point anyway at all.

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    Schrodinger's Dog  over 4 years ago

    is that THE “Dave53”?!…that guy is a legend. They say he’s taken out more trolls than Beowulf.I believe he still pops up now and then on Arcamax, where his icon is “TrollSlayer”.

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    RSH  over 4 years ago

    some have thought that Luann may have bought the tickets before the fight (at the Fuse on New Years’ eve). Actually I think it was after, and just a few weeks ago coinciding with the sunday strip where Luann was telling Nancy that she wanted to go on a trip with Quill. Probably she also wanted to borrow some $ to help pay for the tix. I’m sure Luann thought of it as a way to get her relationship with Quill back on track and that and that she would surprise him on Valentine’s day. While it is hard to support the idea of firming up plans for a trip with someone that you aren’t on good terms with and without even consulting that person, Quill too can be faulted for making other spring break plans without telling Luann, given that they had talked about going to NYC during that time.

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    RSH  over 4 years ago

    what if the touring show is also in New York and Pru is going too? ….yikes………

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    Luanaphile  over 4 years ago

    I’m baaack! Luann went from erupting lava to ice. As bad as the pain is, I know of no other way to learn to own and take care of our feelings. Luann did the whole NYC plan, despite what must have been real reservations about Quill’s commitment and even whether he fits into her real needs. Even several thousand dollars is not much to get this insight. Many of us have been there. And please practice respect and understanding of others’ opinions here. It would be boring if we all agreed!

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    Sisyphos  over 4 years ago

    Pity that Luann went ahead and invested in plane tickets and a hotel without bothering to consult Quill about it beforehand. The idea of a making it a “surprise” valentine was just plain bad. Maybe, once she gets over her big mad, this will be a misfortune from which Luann can learn a valuable life lesson.

    Unless they can come to a lightning-fast accommodation, it looks like this will end the relationship between Quill and Luann….

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    SukieCrandall Premium Member over 4 years ago

    When my first emotional love and i split up i suggested another girl as being right for him. I loved him but he did not love me. Sadly, he loved her, his first love, but she did not love him. The irony was not lost on either of us. He and i used to get together once every year or two and share progress reports as friends.

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    SukieCrandall Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Oh, there is worse. I sincerely doubt that i am the only one here who has survived much, much worse. Probably, a number of people here have done so. You can get past this, but you have to want to and then try.

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    seismic-2 Premium Member over 4 years ago

    305 comments. And the evening isn’t over…

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    cupertino jay  over 4 years ago

    yeahbut, i’m with CR7hater on this strip too..unbelievable == not interested

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    SukieCrandall Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Thank you!

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    SukieCrandall Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Excellent advice, Sally Margaret! You knew, too, that time would help and eventually the crew you were around would be different which is something many of us count on at certain points in life.I took gross and still shudder remembering the male student who decided to share w me a very misogynistic a neumonic device to remember the cranial nerves.

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    SukieCrandall Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Implausible, if your strong reactions have nothing to do with anything more serious, then you need to understand that to so very many of the rest of us your responses seem very overdone for what you are referencing. Even if there really are all of the insults you mention your level of response is much more extreme. If you can not learn to weigh what people write better and then adjust your responses accordingly you are going to hurt yourself most of all. Being avoidable, it is such a huge sadness to see this unfolding. If you are going through something terrible in real life, please, please, please, seek out someone who can help you heal. Those people do exist. If the first person is not the right one to help with healing then the second might be. I went through that as a kid, too. I am trying to help you partly because that second man, who also had been battered, helped me.

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    RSH  over 4 years ago

    The past two holidays have yielded no hope for mending of this relationship, no kissing under the mistletoe, no Happy New Year with resolutions for better communication. Is there any reason to believe that Valentines Day will be different? Quill is up against the wall now. He may have signed a contract for the touring show. It’s either his career or Luann. But today, he doesn’t have that annoyed slitty eyed look.

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    Tina Kingston  over 4 years ago

    Not sure if anyone else has noted this, but since Quill will already be in NYC, Luann would only have had to buy (RT) tickets for herself to fly there to visit with him.

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    Pointspread  over 4 years ago

    I believe Delta went to Howard U. in DC, but I could be wrong.

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    Scott Stevenson  over 4 years ago

    BTW, if anyone is still reading through the comments, here’s a tip from someone who used to be on the road three weeks out of every month: If the city you’re going to has multiple airports with commercial service, search for prices for the city. If you look for LAX→JFK, you’ll probably only see flights to Kennedy, while LAX→NYC often shows flights to LaGuardia and Newark, which may save you money.

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    seismic-2 Premium Member over 4 years ago

    This whole “touring show” sounds pretty much like a completely made-up thing (by the Evanses), so who knows how it would work. In “real life”, an actual show that’s on tour would have an understudy as part of its full-time cast, but in the Evansverse apparently they get a new one for every week. What’s not clear is whether this means that Quill would fill in for the week that the show will be in Pitts, or will he go to wherever the show happens to be during the week of spring break? I suppose it will work out to be the latter, so that Lu and Q will go to NYC after all. Clearly Pru will be part of the show too, so there will always be a chaperon with them, as the strip requires in order to guarantee its reputation as “family entertainment”.

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    RSH  over 4 years ago

    I keep thinking about the conversation between Gunther and Quill about relationships and girls. Quill was made to realize that he had a problem. But he’s been avoiding it (instead of dealing with it).. This is what he gets.

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    JayBluE  over 4 years ago

    “Please tell me what I said that was “bait-y”.”^Oh, “lighten up, McGraw”! For starters, I was making a “humorous connection”, in general! – Second, I notice that you do like to criticize the author and creative force behind this strip. You have insinuated things, and criticize. So, if there were any criticism of you , or anything you suspect directed towards you, does that mean it’s okay to do that to the author, but not to you?

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    JayBluE  over 4 years ago

    Besides, I myself have gotten plenty of criticism (among other things). I’m very sure it’s happened to just about all of us! This past week, “Dogs Rule” called my stuff…well, “stuff”…ramblings and such. Instead of firing back with hostility, I just left a response intended to “break the ice”, and make a point. I did that about last Thursday or Friday, I think. He must not have seen it, though. But, anyway, I was saying that just to say that we all have had somebody say one thing or another, from time to time, or daily. All I was even doing was commenting on someone else’s comment, much like you have done, to others, or again, in reference to the strip’s author. I might just flag you for insinuating something about me … and I don’t appreciate it…

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    Homeboy1865  over 4 years ago

    When I was in college, I had a scholarship and financial aid. I also worked part time while in college and full time during the summers. My parents gave me money for food. I also went on a trip with friends every year the week after Christmas. Because I managed and saved my money, I always had more spending money than my friends from wealthier families. I don’t think this is implausible (no pun on your name intended). However, with a name like that, you should be more open to the implausible.

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    SukieCrandall Premium Member over 4 years ago

    MUCH more friendly than the one i was told by that fellow student.

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    seismic-2 Premium Member over 4 years ago

    And with that, we reach the 350th comment of the day.

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    SukieCrandall Premium Member over 4 years ago

    You are beautifully strong!

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    SukieCrandall Premium Member over 4 years ago

    LOL! My degree is not what i wanted it to be. I had planned to go into Primatology. (Gads, still rhyming without trying to…) i wanted to look at some questions in evolution from that perspective which meant i woukd probably wind up teaching gross as my usual non-research work. Anyway, in the same year i got two serious but separate medical problems, one requiring major surgery and the other possibly a bad case of Lyme though it was not discovered yet so no one knew why i had neuropathy. The physical stress trigger onset of some severe allergies which introduced themselves w anaphylaxis. So, i had to cut my studies short. I even offered to back out of our engagement because i feared being a burden on my then fiancee but he would not hear of it. Luckily, i had learned how to learn so have continued to do so through the years. Complicated, huh?

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    SukieCrandall Premium Member over 4 years ago

    I agree! There are so many more important things in life that getting very upset about online discussions, especially in relation to a cartoon is a waste of emotional energy which can instead be focused on something constructive.

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    Argythree  over 4 years ago

    SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!

    And we all get a break!!!

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    mitachondria  over 4 years ago

    Yeah she’d have to change the tickets.

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    Kymberleigh  over 4 years ago

    You will have to circle your wagon by yourself.

    OMG, you just flashed my mind back to that scene in Blazing Saddles where the black family had to circle their own wagon because “the white folk didn’t let us travel in their circles” …

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    wiselad  over 4 years ago

    what a nice story for valentine’s day . shakes head……………… we better have Toni and Brad, or even the parent units for Sunday strip

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