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Old 06-30-2012, 02:55 PM
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So is Luann about to lose her virginity?

Or will she get busted by her parents first?

Either way, will there how much moral outrage will there be?
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:00 PM
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Nah. Just as they really start to get into it, Puddles will disappear and they'll spend the next two weeks looking all over the neighborhood for him before they come back to the house to find him hiding in a closet.
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:05 PM
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I vote for the parents walking in on them.
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:07 PM
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Sorry, I can only concentrate on one Teenage Mutant Comic Babe at a time. At the moment I'm more fixated on Hilary from Sally Forth.
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:25 PM
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If I had my druthers, I'd say they skip to the parents coming home, whatshisface already gone and Luann acting a bit befuddled and suspicious.
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:51 PM
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There will be no sex.
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:04 PM
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Don't think so, they haven't even managed to get Brad & Toni into bed yet.

And I vote for the parents coming home.
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:08 PM
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Wow. I completely missed the evolution of Luann. The Luann I remember is the second from the left. When did all this happen?!?
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:49 PM
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That's kind of a weird pose on the bed in that last frame. They look like they're lying on their backs, side by side. Are they awkwardly making out? Is this a cut forward to the aftermath? Did they spontaneously die from that kiss?
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:52 PM
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Don't think so, they haven't even managed to get Brad & Toni into bed yet.
Of course they have.

"The Brad was delicious" slip at the family dinner table kinda made that clear.
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:07 PM
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"The best planned lays of mice and men often go astray."
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:12 PM
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Luann is what, 25-30 years old?
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:52 PM
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There will be no sex.
They're in the bedroom, not the champagne room.
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:05 PM
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When did Luann get so hawt?
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:08 PM
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It is a family comic strip, and the character is a minor, so I doubt very much that the results will be blatantly spelled out. I kinda suspect the box with the two of them lying on the bed is all there will be.
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:59 AM
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As for Luann getting 'hot' and being 30 years old or so, the characters do age in the strip. But I believe it's at about 1/4 the rate of real-time. I think Evans has been stretching it lately. B-wad moved out and got a job and a girlfriend, but Luann seems to be held back a year or two to stay a teen.
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:58 AM
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To me Luann is seizing an opportunity. Aaron Hill is in Hawaii; Gunter is and will always be a nerd, Elvis is just a little kid who happens to have a zillion dollars, and Quill is right here and now. Looks to me like she'll take the chance.
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:28 AM
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As long as they don't start doing the 9 Chickweed Lane hand jive...

They're going to get caught, by the way, because Luann is an idiot who can't tell time. She thinks she has three hours (at least!) before her parents get home, but they're only supposed to be gone from 10:00 until noon. Only two hours.
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:51 AM
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I say to Luann, the comic strip, the same thing I say to TV and movies when they tease at doing something dramatic and controversial, story-wise:

*ahem*

"You don't have the stones."
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:47 AM
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Luann started out around age 13 or so and has progressed in comic strip time to a high school senior, maybe 17+. Along the way she lost the baby fat and at one point got her hair straightened:
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So yeah she's definitely not the ugly duckling anymore.

(BTW: my favorite fanwank of that strip is that Luann and Tiffany have a repressed lesbian obsession with each other- it's like they're each other's alter-egos.)
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:52 AM
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Of course they have.
"The Brad was delicious" slip at the family dinner table kinda made that clear.
Wha!? I guess that one must have gone over my head at the time. You're right, of course.
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:31 AM
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It's also kinda obvious in how pissed Brad got when the munchkin disappeared and ruined his and Toni's "together time." He wouldn't have been that smoked if all he missed was blue balls.
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:54 AM
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What, the hot lesbian action from a couple of weeks ago wasn't enough for you?


Looking at the whole week's strips, it's clear Luann was planning a seduction and certainly intends to do something she wouldn't do if her parents were home. But given that Luann is a relatively inexperienced teenager, it seems rather an abrupt transition from "just friends" to "going all the way."

In that last panel, I can't tell whether they're proceeding to make out, or whether that one kiss was so overwhelming that it knocked them out.

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Old 07-01-2012, 12:43 PM
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I'm thinking they weren't sure they were going to feel any spark when they DID kiss, but...wow. They did. Their toes are curled
I'm thinking they're surprised at how hot it was.
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:55 PM
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What, the hot lesbian action from a couple of weeks ago wasn't enough for you?
Try the strips starting with This One and the following six days or so.
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Old 07-01-2012, 03:46 PM
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Luann started out around age 13 or so and has progressed in comic strip time to a high school senior, maybe 17+. Along the way she lost the baby fat and at one point got her hair straightened:
Before
After
So yeah she's definitely not the ugly duckling anymore.
That hasn't kept her creator from indulging in some Hollywood Comic Strip Ugly from time to time (such as when all the boys made themselves scarce when she took her turn in a dunk tank).
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:28 AM
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Try the strips starting with This One and the following six days or so.
If those strip sequences were hot lesbian action I'm Barack Obama's niece.
In the second sequence Luann and Quill were playing Tiffany for a fool--not hard to do, because she's already there; sort of like carrying coals to Newcastle.
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:44 AM
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If those strip sequences were hot lesbian action I'm Barack Obama's niece.
In the second sequence Luann and Quill were playing Tiffany for a fool--not hard to do, because she's already there; sort of like carrying coals to Newcastle.
Subtext; this is a family newspaper strip after all. And I haven't found it yet but there was the arc where Tiffany helped "make over" Luann into the perfect toy bff- a virtual double of herself. And then there was Luann's utterly bizarre dream... (This page and following three days).

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Old 07-02-2012, 08:49 AM
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They'll start to get down to business.... Luann decides she's not ready.... Quill presses on anyway.... Gunther bursts into the room with guns blazing....
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:04 AM
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Luann started out around age 13 or so...
Younger than that. I'd say she was no older than 9 when the strip started.
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:12 PM
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Yes, and Luann getting her "." was a major, week-or-more-long sequence.

I'm also not convinced that Evans is "aging the characters glacially", as some claim. It seems that he makes specific changes for specific purposes, but doesn't follow a consistent timeline. He made Luann and her classmates sixteen because he wanted them to be able to drive. But I'm not aware (correct me if I'm wrong) of them taking the SATs or checking out colleges. Likewise, he advanced Brad to whatever age he is so he could live away from the parents. But his interactions with Toni seem to still be on a high school level. I'm also not aware (CMIIW) of his mulling the "I want to get married soon/I don't ever want to get married" decision that guys do when they get to the age he should be by now.
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:17 PM
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Uh-oh

Take a look at today's strip. Luann is lying on her back on the bed, Quill says he's free for an hour or more. Assuming Frank and Nancy don't show up, I'd say the die is cast.
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:29 PM
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Yes, and Luann getting her "." was a major, week-or-more-long sequence.

I'm also not convinced that Evans is "aging the characters glacially", as some claim. It seems that he makes specific changes for specific purposes, but doesn't follow a consistent timeline. He made Luann and her classmates sixteen because he wanted them to be able to drive. But I'm not aware (correct me if I'm wrong) of them taking the SATs or checking out colleges. Likewise, he advanced Brad to whatever age he is so he could live away from the parents. But his interactions with Toni seem to still be on a high school level. I'm also not aware (CMIIW) of his mulling the "I want to get married soon/I don't ever want to get married" decision that guys do when they get to the age he should be by now.
Brad has discussed marriage, going to the extent of taking TJ advice (foolish as that generally is) to sound out Ton'is feelings. It's explicitly Toni (notable for her commitment-phobia) who isn't ready.

I'm thinking they're going to do it. There's no way that Luann doesn't think she's ready.
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:41 PM
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No way. Luann is too much the "good girl" to lose it in high school.

Anyway, I'm sick of Luann and Quill. I wanna see T.J. get Ann Eiffel fired already.
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:46 PM
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Take a look at today's strip. Luann is lying on her back on the bed, Quill says he's free for an hour or more. Assuming Frank and Nancy don't show up, I'd say the die is cast.
Isn't the phone ringing again in the last panel? My hope is for a comedy of errors style hour where they keep trying to get down to business but something interferes. Because the last thing I want to think about over my morning eggs and toast is the sexlife of Luann.
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:56 PM
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Or will she get busted by her parents first?

Either way, will there how much moral outrage will there be?
I haven't seen any of the rest of the strip, and frankly don't care to. But from what I see, based on the last panel the answer is
"No, because the guy accidentally roofied both of them, rather than just Luann."
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:09 PM
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I haven't seen any of the rest of the strip, and frankly don't care to. But from what I see, based on the last panel the answer is
"No, because the guy accidentally roofied both of them, rather than just Luann."
Where you are getting the roofie thing from?
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:11 PM
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Because the last panel makes it look like they kissed and then collapsed exhausted onto their backs on the bed. Or does that pose look like a natural making out position to you? He's not saying that they're actually roofied, just that the artist totally fucked up the positioning on that last panel.
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:12 PM
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Where you are getting the roofie thing from?
I'm not Quecus but it does look like they kissed and then passed out. That last panel is. . . not what should come next.
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:17 PM
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I'm not Quecus but it does look like they kissed and then passed out. That last panel is. . . not what should come next.
I just realized that y'all are talking about the last panel of the 30 June strip, not of the 2 July strip.
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:58 PM
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:07 PM
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No way. Luann is too much the "good girl" to lose it in high school.
It's the 21st century. Enough already. One can be a good person and still have a sex drive and act on it.
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:12 PM
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An hour? Witha a teenage boy? yeah, right. I think LuAnn is about to be sorely disappointed.
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:30 PM
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It's the 21st century. Enough already. One can be a good person and still have a sex drive and act on it.
That's why I put the word "good" in quotes. I wasn't trying to make a statement of overall value judgment (no matter what my personal beliefs on the subject actually are), I'm talking about the "stock character." The comic strip has certain roles. Tiffany is the "slut." Luann is the "good girl." (or "girl next door", or "nice girl" or whatever you'd call the type) Quill or Aaron Hill is the "hunk." Gunther and Elvis are the "nerds" (but with certain redeeming qualities). Crystal and Knute are the "weirdos."

In this sort of setup, the Luann character doesn't put out. She stays "good" and the audience roots for her over Tiffany.
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:42 PM
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An hour? Witha a teenage boy? yeah, right. I think LuAnn is about to be sorely disappointed.
She doesn't have to think they'll be at it an hour. She just thinks an hour is plenty of time to do it and not get caught interrupted.
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:45 PM
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I don't follow the strip but from looking at the current one it appears that his penis sings Waltzing Matilda. Which seems odd to me.
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:54 PM
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I don't follow the strip but from looking at the current one it appears that his penis sings Waltzing Matilda. Which seems odd to me.
Not to me. Evans appears to live in fear that readers will forget that Quill is Australian...
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:01 PM
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Ain't gonna happen. They haven't even made out yet. Luann isn't the type to go from "just friends" to "fuck-buddies" with no intermediate steps. I also doubt Quill came prepared, so no condoms either. They'll get distracted before anything gets started, but will remember that they are both interested.
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:26 PM
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Not to me. Evans appears to live in fear that readers will forget that Quill is Australian...
And his penis is very patriotic.
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:32 PM
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I don't follow the strip but from looking at the current one it appears that his penis sings Waltzing Matilda. Which seems odd to me.
Odd indeed, I was expecting it to sing "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Old Sport."
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