January 17, 2018
Looks like Bernice is going through with the Nil break up. ….Lucky bastard! lol
Txmystic and BuckarooDave talked about it yesterday and jinxed us!! lol
So has anyone ever used a computer to help you break up with someone?
what I think, Bernice, is you’re complicating things
There a famous military maxim to the effect that no plan survives contact with the enemy. I’ll go out on a limb and predict that Bernice’s plan won’t survive contact with the, er, friend.
Is Bernice breaking up with Nil or with consensual reality?
But I don’t want them to break up… just yet!
Looks like everybody is getting their wish: a Bernice and Nil breakup.
On the other hand, I see Bern is finally starting to actually almost dress for spring (though it’s been too warm for long pants for several weeks now).
Expectation vs reality. Today’s strip is the expectation. What will happen in reality?
Nil is going to beat her to the punch.
I think you’re one of many people who hope to alienate others by using uncommon words. Well done!
Nil deserves better.
This is the saddest Luann strip in my memory. Bernice can only look at her life situations if she translates them into schoolwork.
I think Puddles likes the Sombrero.
Bernice wants what she can’t totally possess.
Once, that was this guy named Zane.
Now, I suspect, it’s this guy named Jack.
Nil screwed up by showing too much interest in Bernice.
But by screwing up, he’s ultimately going to save his sanity.
Sayyy… Is this a luann1212 misdirection strip???
The only reason I’d be sad if they break up is that we’d probably not see Nil again for a few years, if ever.
Jees, can’t Nil at least get some before he get’s dumped?
So does Nil beat her to the punch with a “Dear John” letter or does he create a piece of art which he will name the “break up” to convey his emotions to Bern? Nil seems to be a nice guy so it is kind of fortunate for him if Bern wants out, I think he might have been turned off about the way Bern dispatched him from Casa DeGroot a few weeks back as well as how Bern handled the fact that their make out sessions were being viewed by a bunch of geriatric voyeurs (which seemed to turn Nil on but embarrassed the heck out of self conscious Bern)!
Bernice is nuts. Nil adores her, and she is dumping him because making out with him turns her on? Good luck finding someone better for you than Nil, Bernice.
The question should be why break up? Nil has found how to trigger Bernice’s passion. Is that so bad? Bernice is so wound-up that she needs a trigger to awaken her passion. Rather than dumping Nil she should go out with him on buses, museums and parks to give her free reign for her libido.
Hiding behind a PowerPoint Presentation a sign of immaturity?
You do not deserve Nil
Bernie will probably send the computer over to him to explain the breakup.
All this pointless blather will do is put Nil to sleep!!
Actually, Bernice is lucky; she has a nice, non-judgmental mother-figure to advise and counsel her.
Betcha she never had that with her own mother!!
Bernice’s computer dreams Excel spreadsheets.
The psychology student needs a psychiatrist. Droll.
Looking at Luann’s posture and expression, it seems that she’s telling to Bernice she’s a bigger weirdo than she has ever thought and a bigger looser as well. But maybe my dislike for Bernice is making me say that. I just really hope that Luann makes her understand she’s doing a very stupid thing. She’s asking Luann, who is also friends with Nil, what she thinks of her strategy? C’MON! Nil is a great guy, he sincerely loves Bernice and she’s the weird one of the couple, with all her complexes, needs and fears. Unfortunately, Bernice already has a history of stupid, unmotivated breakups since Zane… If Luann won’t be able to stop her, let’s hope her wild passion for Nil does! She needs to use her heart more and her brain less.
No, can’t say I have. On a weird tangent (cuz I’m in that kind of mood), I met my ex-wife playing Dungeons & Dragons.
A unique concept, apparently. Luann … in a “Luann” comic strip. I wonder if she’ll last out the week?
Is this the happiest we’ve seen BernieBro and is it because shes about top break Nils heart (or at least hurt him a little)?
Does she really no empathy at all?Shes really happy about breaking up with someone (in fact in all three panels shes happy and pleased with herself) that has no idea its coming, that’ll receive an email and think its something nice and its a cold break up message
This cannot be normal behaviour
Looks like another dead story line. guess I’ll spend my week over on Baby Blues.
Virtual cyber psychology by Bernice. Yet another consequence of Covid.
College girls are the queens of flakiness.
Nope, I never have even though I spend hours a day on it. But then again, for four months after I met my husband online, we chatted online at first, then moved to texting, then phone conversation before we had our first in person date. We were married the next January when it became legal in my state.
Science doesn’t fix a broken heart.
Did Luann even know they were seeing each other?
If Bernice keeps up with this attitude, she’ll die alone for sure.
I see this going one of two ways: (1) Nils breaks up with Bernice first, causing her to feel a way; or, (2) Bernice continues her romance with Nils.
This is a really good pose for Luann.
Nil can turn it into an art piece – “The Breakup”
Currently a film on cable called SENIOR YEAR.Abot a high school cheerleader who goes into a 20-year-comaafter hitting her head during an acrobatic routine.
When she wakes up,she’s still got the same mindset and returns to high school still determined to be “Queen Of The Cheerleaders”.
REmind you of anybody?
Only worse if she emails it to Nil as an attachment.
Ever notice that there was NO conclusion with the college dorm privacy issue? Typical Greg.
Ah geez. Back to Bernice’s hormones.
So how does one increase the activity in that part of the brain? Bernice needs to tell Nil how to do that.
Taking the breaking up with an email or text to a new level.
That’s one way to break up ……….. bore them to death.
In Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple Felix had sent his estranged wife a suicide telegram after she threw him out.
I thought Bernice had kept Luann in the dark about Nil
If she was really smart, she would be using Keynote.
What Nil’s need is a hot cheer leader!
I’ve had two windoze 95 computers commit suicide over our failed relationships.
The really sad thing in all this is that she is SO PROUD of herself for setting all this up. Run for your life, Nil!!!!!
He’ll respond " k’ "
I’m not sure this is a lead-in to a breakup between Bern and Nil, but it is hilarious, I had a good reactive guffaw to the third panel myself. I think it’s just as likely a riff on Bernice’s quirky personality issues and trying to deal with the pressures of being a young adult. Knowing the penchant for surprises I’m going to wait and see what is going to happen. We should know more on transition day—Wednesday.
I can understand why Bernice wants to break up with Nil as they have nothing in common and the relationship is going nowhere. Most people wouldn’t keep dating someone they don’t have a lot on common with.
The PowerPoint presentation is over the top though and wouldn’t be the way to breakup with anyone if you cared about their feelings.
I am not sure why some people don’t like Bernice but as far as I can see, there are no perfect characters in the comic strip. That is what makes it interesting.
That’s ok, I’m sure Nil has found something better
Just text Nil a double bar. The unsaid.
Just hop on the bus, Gus. Make a new plan, Stan. Find a new thrill, Nil. And set yourself free.
Maybe Nil will respond with a Powerpoint presentation of his own about why they should stay together.
I think Nil and Bernice will still be together by the end of this week. He will say something to counter her arguments or he will do something that changes her mind.
Bernice is special.
So Greg has seen the negative reaction to the Privacy Hut storyarc and has decided to remind us that as insufferable as Stef is, Bernice is so much worse.
Worst 4 words ever.
We need to talk.
Bernice looks insufferably pleased with herself in the last panel. I doubt she’s even listening to Luann. (Not that she ever does.)
Even Bernice now annoys the crap out of me. Can’t somebody tell her to just relax and have some fun and not take it too seriously? Wanting to make out and fool around (and maybe even gasp go all the way) is normal at that age.
Okay. So we are in for a lame arc this week.
“Regulate our emotions”?? What about some vaginal therapy to iron out a few wrinkles so you have a better idea of where you stand, so to say.
One piece of the puzzle has been solved. Now we all know Luann knew Bernice and Nil were in a relationship!
Now that’s just nuts.
I think Nil likes this aspect of Bern. Perhaps he’ll get so turned on, they’ll end up making out again.
She’s stupid to break up. Nil is what Bernice needs.
Puddles is looking at the screen and thinking—“Does my owner have one of those?”
My roomie in college (pre-computers) got a love note from a girl. He corrected the vocabulary and sentence structure with red ink and returned it. She never spoke to him again.
She’s going to increase activity with Nil’s orbitofrontal cortex and cingulate gyrus! What a slut!
She and Daria should meet.
Powerpoint in my experience is used almost entirely by dumb managers to organize information that should have been put in an email, so this is appropriate.
I would be sad if Bernice and Nil actually do break up. I like them both as a couple, and I think their respective quirks are mellowed a bit by each other.
..meanwhile, back at the ranch….. guess the quad will get along without us for a while. Nil is a visual artist, but very minimalistic, so I’m not sure he’ll appreciate this PowerPoint presentation. And I doubt she could get through it without wanting to kiss. We’ll see…
Hmmmm, usually Bernice has a litany of reasons for why she wants to break up. Guess they skipped all that
Bernice gives nerds a bad rep!
Maybe it’s a generational thing…my kids did a power point presentation on why we needed another cat. Also did a poster presentation on why they needed separate rooms when they were in grade school.
I think Bernie is too crazy for words. I think Nil is lucky to be away from her!
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