January 17, 2018
That’s something. ✨
Growing older is mandatory. Growing up is optional.
As I’ve been saying, clueless.
Bernice’s work is done. Luann has come to hate herself.
Existential angst – at least she has been consistent through the decades!
Luann bows to pressure from Bern…again…
Come on, Frank! Time for a father-daughter pep talk.
older yes, but wiser… still working on it
Luann needs at least 10 more years before she see the humor in those tapes.
Our beloved Luann, forever clueless.
Frank has a way with words.
This reminds me of a book that I read maybe 50 years ago. The main character was trying to survive a plague, but another character was trying to write a book. The would-be author could never get by the first sentence, but kept thinking about it. Luann may be experiencing her own version of writer’s block, Not sure, but the book might have been, “The Plague” by Albert Camus.
What is the point to today’s episode. Yesterday Bernice had Luann all fired up to write so we ought to be seeing her write but she seems to be staring off into space. When her father tries to encourage her, Luann insists that she “lost and clueless.” This seems strange because two weeks ago she was quite able to ad lib diary entries for the Vale creep. Why is she having so much trouble unless the author has suddenly realized that over the last three days Luann has shown too much agency and needs to be knocked some. Or that was padding to fill out the week. In either case we should have seen Luann doing something and not dithering.
Still in a fog, lost, and clueless… Just not 13 anymore.
About to be 20, the most indefinable period there is for developing Ego’s. Being aware of all one doesn’t know is actually a sign of growth. Lu is entering a phase which will help define herself, perhaps writing a “humor” story will not only be hilarity ensues but also very helpful to Luann. Time, in Luannverse time, will tell.
Older and aware that the sensation of being lost and clueless will stay forever in a side of your mind. Like a lot of great comedian, deep down Luann is really sad. Let’s hope she’ll be able to make others happier with her art.
Then, Luann, when you get much older there is always the possibility that you could develop dementia and the being lost in a fog will be back…
Greetings, y’all from Pebble Beach! Tomorrow, Carmel By The Sea. Friday, on the way home, maybe stopping at Anderson’s Split Pea Restaurant in Santa Nella…
Is it me, or is Luann’s head drawn bigger than Frank’s??
Hang in there Luanne. Some people are lost and clueless well into their senior years.
Do your daughter a favor, Frank.
And tell Bernice to hit the road.
I do like how Luann’s father does try to be supportive considering how many people in the comic strip like to pull Luann down.
I’m sure Frank will help – being ever so slightly less clueless than Luann… :D
Well, Luann, at least you’re not old, lost and clueless.
Welcome to adulthood, kid.
But she’s still lost and clueless.
Luann needs to see a job counselor. Someone who can talk to her about her strengths and skill. Bernice needs to see a therapist. Some one who can tell her that narcissists/psychopaths can have meaningful careers outside of a state/federal penitentiary.
You haven’t changed one bit, Luann. Not at all.
“We get so soon old, and so late smart.” – Pennsylvania Dutch saying
humor is hard to do; how about just a story
Sign of some maturity when you realize that there are STILL times you are ’lost."
She’s just having a soul-searching moment. All will be well soon.
Luann does not actually find anything humorous about her diary. It was painful for her then and it is still painful. Just because Bernice finds her pain funny, does not mean Luann will ever see it that way.
Good grief! Bernice has been encouraging and supportive in this arc and people still hate her and blame her for Luann’s negative feelings about herself! Wonder how many of these people have real friends who tell it like it is, or say what they think you want to hear.
Being aware that you are lost and clueless represents a lot more progress than some people make their entire lives.
The truth hurts.
Why do they paint Luann in such a negative light.
Ah, Luann is growing up..
Older lost and clueless.
Luann needs to decide what SHE wants to do. Not what Bernice, or Tara or Ms. Fogarty tell her she should do. She wouldn’t feel so lost if she listened to herself more.
This has a lot of similarities to the season premiere of Star Trek: Lower Decks that came out today. Specifically: at one point in the show the characters wanted to prove a certain event happened, so they access the personal log of Ensign Boimler (since their captain’s log had already been corrupted by nefarious parties and they needed an untouched record, and Boimler is an anal-retentive little brown-noser that was trying to mimic the senior officers by keeping a log.) Problem was, Boimler’s log was so full of absurd minutiae and descriptions of ridiculous problems that happened to him, that it couldn’t possibly be taken seriously by the authorities. His friends kept skipping ahead to different entries:
“This planet’s atmosphere is giving me really bad gas…”
“They caught me sniffing the captain’s chair again…”
“An alien bird ate my combadge…”
“I dropped my tricorder in the toilet again…”
Seriously, I had to pause the episode from laughing so hard. I love that show.
Hey Luann, at least you’re still younger(and smarter) than FRANK!
I have a problem with this pity party Luann is staging. She plants herself in the middle of the house so everyone coming and going can show awe and appreciation for her age 13 tape recordings, that, in her opinion, show what a tragic love life she has had. When Frank starts laughing at them she’s really going to be upset.
It’s way time for G & K to stop picking on Luann. Tara got Lu into some trouble but also is potentially a good influence as she nudges Lu into the world.
Luann, Daddy’s little girl……still.
Too soon oldt, too late schmardt.
“…besides, fog is underrated.”
Sometimes I think Luann and I are sisters, when I was her age
Yes, older, but still lost and clueless. Face it, Luann, and do something about it!
I think we all have days when we feel that way. Weeks, months and years even. :)
the female brain doesn’t fully develope till 84 yoa
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