…and the ride is Jonah.
Vapidity only goes so far. Knute was this strip’s Jeff Spiccoli analog. He served that purpose in high school, and has thus faded away. It would be uproariously funny if he were to return as a tech millionaire, down the line. Tiff might have to make a play for him, then.
Lu’s a classic case of trying too hard, as many frustrated single folk can be. When I was hunting, there was no prey. When I did not hunt, I got found. It’s funny how that works.
It will be up to Gunther to “find” Luann, once his formative experiences are complete. Their near-kiss last year was a foreshadowing.
No, this entire strip will be about Gun and Lu progressing towards one another, albeit very gradually. The day will come when it will make perfect sense, and they will only have eyes for each other. Gun needs Bets, because she is helping him to learn how to be comfortable in a more adult relationship, although the fact that their mutual interests seem to be more childish things just serves to heighten the irony.
Pru is soft and effeminate. It is more likely that Jan would deserve the d-word, as being “butch” would be a cultural fit with her military career. Dunno if we’ll ever find that out, and perhaps it is best that we don’t.
Tara is the type who might try being a switch-hitter, until she decides what team she is on. We may never learn too much there, either.
It’s the same logic behind not screwing on the first date (when one is younger, and dating to marry, that is; over 40 is a whole different ball game). If someone has sex on the first date, then that could easily happen with another person, as a result of a chance meeting. All I did was point out how easily Bets appears to have changed gears, within this one strip.
1. It’s reality. My verbiage is rather sanitized, in keeping with this being a family strip. 2. It’s reality; always has been. Lament “the patriarchy” if you need to, but it’s a fact of life. “Wokeness” can only live in a bubble of security, and is becoming as dead as a doornail, given the current situation. 3. You should start with googling MGTOW, and go from there.
Hmmm…mixed message in the last panel. Serial monogamy is the modern reality, but the more brief forevers a woman has, the lower her value in the sexual marketplace. Yes, women are the gatekeepers to sex, but men are the gatekeepers to marriage and community property. There is a MGTOW lesson here.
Thus, the door opens for Luann to possibly enter an experimental phase.