January 17, 2018
zen and chakra and all that sure is something, isn’t it?
It’s pretty early for Halloween, and she’s not Charlie Brown.
The New Age people have crystals for everything.
Thanks, Dez, now Bernie can put them in her head along with the rest of the rocks.
It’s a surprise to see Dez here, visiting the DeGroots. But I would think that after sharing a room with Dez for two years that Bernice would have recognized ambience stones without asking.
Hello, old friend.
And now, Dez, please go back to the University so G&K can write you out.
Um hmm. Just another word for drugs, huh Dez?
Welp typical Dez. Now it’s time for some chakra stuff, and telling Bernice what color her aura is. Maybe have some chickpea smoothies, too.
Well Okay. Looks like THIS may prove to be an educational week. And it seems as though We’re learning stuff already.
1) Dez IS back, and is delightfully strange as ever.
2) Contrary to (un)popular opinion, College appears to be back in session within the VAST Luanniverse.
3) Dez knew where Bernice now lives. Which means they’ve been keeping in touch.
Now, all we need to know is:
A) Will Tiffany return to Mooney and will she still be staying in her shared room with “Stepford Stef?” And if so, “Why?”
B) Now that Bern is no longer R.A., will she be corrupted by the Hall A Gang?
C) Will We be meeting any “new” students?
D) Will Dez encourage Bernice to go after Jack? (I’ll lay odds, “Yes.”)
Stay stewed! ;)
At last Monstro gets his new pad decorated!
Dez there is the door.
Well, Dez wasn’t written out. Can Viper, Sun, and Hair be far behind?
Hooray! Dez is back!
did anyone forget about her? or is it just me?
Can you imagine if Jack gave Bernice ambiance rocks? “Oh Jack, these are the most beautiful rocks in the world!!! Jack, you rock my world!!!”
Bernice will pull out the ambiance crystal and find it is dressed in a Goth style and is a receiver for messages from Crystal (the character) in a desperate attempt to get Crystal back into the comic strip.
See frame 3. G & K should hold a contest. “Read Bernice’s expression.” Multiple choice on the nuances. More than one answer may apply.
Ambience, my butt. I want to see Knute’s Crystal.
Nice to see Dez, of course I always act what will this lead too?
They’re still just rocks…..
Cool. Bernice has always been a fan of rock groups.
(I’m probably going to get killed for this but..) “Ambience Rocks”? That’s another reason why a loony like Deez should be locked up!
I’m with Dolores – I’m glad Dez is back!
Loved the camping trip!
And because Bernice and Dez are such opposites, yet friends, it may turn out that Dez will have more influence on Bernice than Luann ever will.
Suddenly, this arc is starting to turn BRIGHT!
After Dez leaves, she will use the rocks to decorate Monstro’s aquarium but they might be too big.
Perhaps they should go to a rock concert and see the ’Stones.
Bernice is not bored, Bernice got Monstro.
Dez’s wild and wonderful, creative and colorful lifestyle adds a splash of spice to Bernice’s staid life. With a holistic zest for life and enlightenment, Dez lives on a spiritual plane of mystic thinking and weird teas.
Yeah, but the conformistes have better cars than me..
What was Bernice expecting? A lid?
Surely there are better ways to get stoned in college?
Dorm ambience crystals? OK. But Bernice actually needs in confidence crystals, to make a move on Jack.
It’s only the new arc’s opening. Dez is using a physical object to lead into something sage, spiritual and sensible, which Bernice hasn’t shown she has matured into any of that. Bern is studying counseling, but that’s by the book. Dez goes by intuition and experience and personality. Dez will “out-counsel” the counselor.
Ah, here we go: The Dez-ification of Brad and Pru’s old bedroom :P
“Damn, Dez! I thought you had pot brownies in the bag!”
What a hippie.
Prolly go well in the fish tank.
At least it’s not panda dung tea.
What a relief! I was afraid that with Bernice out of the dorm, Dez would disappear. I’m happy she’s still in Bernice’s life as a friend (and not just as a roommate)♡. She needs Dez’s positivity, calm and wisdom in her life.
Put them in the fish tank. It’s pretty bare.
It’s good to see Dez still here. Starting in August 2014, there began a long buildup as to who Bernice’s roommate would be. Desdemona didn’t appear until February 25, 2015. A six and a half month buildup for a character intro! She’s been featured, on and off, for FIVE years.
P.S. If you remember the buildup/tease for Tiffany’s new roommate? Apparently, roomie teasers are a Greg thing
Seems Dez was thinner in her 1st appearance?
Well thanks Dez, but I gotta go now…see, I need to go BUY SOME FISH FOOD…
I still don’t understand why Bernice isn’t living at home.
And does she have a job?
Man, I like Dez. She’s open and accepting of everyone, and by now Berenice should realize how terrific that trait is.
Shoot. I thought is was going to be thai sticks
Yep, no two ways about it. They are rocks.
Obviously we are entering a new era re Secondary Ed arcs. Tiff is on campus (maybe)! Lou and Bern live off their respective campuses. What kind of logistics problems are we in for, each going to a different school? I believe Luann and Bern each have their own car.
Where does Dez fit in? Only as in the camping type arcs? Will Sun and Mook ever be seen again?
It looks like Monstro has lived to see another day!
Oh, good. We get to see Dez. The others at the dorm can stay there.
I am happy to see Dez visiting Bern (alone); it shows they have been corresponding. Bern can still visit Dez (at her dorm) and staying friends will allow her to remain in the loop with the Mooney scene. Dez is a great character. It is interesting that she asks how it is living with Luann, and Bern’s response is that she is grateful to the Degroots.
Those rocks will be at the bottom of the fish tank really soon.
Bernice: “I do miss life at the dorm.”
Translation: I miss being an RA, and being able to boss people around, and insist they follow every single rule to the letter, and report them for infractions when they don’t. Of course, if I want to bend or break any rules, that’s fine….." :D :P :P
Dez has actually found some rare purple Kryptonite, and she’s curious as to the effect they’ll have on Bernice.
@Mordock999—-So you want a love triangle with Crystal in the picture huh? Sounds like fun, but G&K would have to bring Crystal back first.
I was thinking more along the lines of a rivalry between Bernice and Tiffany. Tiff never hesitated to come on to Jack whenever Luann was around, maybe she still has some interest in him. Since Tiff is the glamor girl she’d figure that she’d win out, no problem, while Bern would be insisting Jack prefers the intellectual type, like her.
It would really be funny if each decided the other might be right, and Bernice starts getting into clothes and make up trying to out-sexy Tiff, while Tiff was busy trying to impress Jack with her intellectual prowess. :D :D :P ;D
Oh goody, it’s Dez. The ever-proselytizing, middle-aged Earth Mother roomie.
I thought it might be, well, you know…
Hang in there Monstro! Maybe tomorrow we’ll see more of Luann’s reaction to Jacks gift for Bernice. Who knows? Maybe he called her when he saw the fish tank and told her what he wanted to do and she thought it was a great idea!
Gee… and Pet Rock Day was yesterday (Sunday September 6th)
The universe according to Dez. Living in a world like that would be truly terrifying.
Dez was trying to show Bernice, that she was still her friend, whether she lived at the dorm, or not. Both she and Jack presented her with gifts, WITHOUT being asked. Can’t we appreciate the kindness that has been shown to Ms. Halper?
You know Bernice is really rude. When someone does something nice for you say thank you.
Who really wants the ‘ambience’ of a dorm?
Man you old farts are some heavy duty druggies, but then remember us back in the day.
Eh, for everyone hating on Dez, think of her as a mother for the strip characters who need one.
Bernice still has two years left to get her Bachelor’s degree.Has anyone notices that Bernice has stop studying since the dog park meeting with Jack.
Nothing says “dorm” like rocks? Nothing says ambience/ambiance like rocks. Who gifts rocks?
Missing Dorm life means missing the RA authority and its privilege.
I can’t be the only one who thought it was going to be weed right?
Just what she needed, More Ambiance.
To a fervent New Ager like Dez, the ambiance crystals might seem to work. To a universally skeptical Cynic like Bernie they are indeed just rocks. It’s a matter of POV and an article of Faith….
Yaaa! I love Dez.
Missed you Dez.
Ambiance crystals in a world obsessed with the next level of some technological doo-dad. Hey, Dez maybe you’re onto something.
“Jesus Christ, Marie. They’re not rocks, they’re minerals.”
Dez is so happy go lucky and carefree while the other characters have so many problems!
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