History ComicStrip / Candorville

27th Mar '16 12:49:33 AM Baeraad555
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* CheerfulChild: Lionel is usually in high spirits, in contrast to his gloomy father.


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* LoveMartyr: Clyde neglects and ignores his girlfriend to the point where he's ''literally unable to perceive her existence'' except when she's complimenting him, but she is still sticking by him and seems certain that their relationship just needs a bit of work.
18th Mar '16 2:18:29 AM Baeraad555
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* IAmBigBoned: Lemont [[http://candorville.com/2008/04/12/jiggle/ claims]] this is the case for him. Clyde is not convinced.
-->'''Clyde:''' Bones don't jiggle, Big L.
24th Jul '14 9:36:25 AM w3se5rt4ewrdt5
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24th Jul '14 6:17:38 AM MacronNotes
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* MeaningfulName: Generally negative, like Susan's ex-boyfriend Phil Anders and her assistant Dick Fink. Lemont's lawyer, Loafer Meeks, gets an outright FailOSuckyname.

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* MeaningfulName: Generally negative, like Susan's ex-boyfriend Phil Anders and her assistant Dick Fink. There's also Lemont's lawyer, Loafer Meeks, gets an outright FailOSuckyname.Meek.
17th Jun '14 4:19:31 PM THGYTFGUIJ
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17th Jun '14 2:47:27 PM Angeldeb82
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* MoodWhiplash: Every once in a while, this strip gets completely serious.
-->-- ''I interviewed the ghost of a Hurricane Katrina victim. [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness Maybe I imagined it]]. I don't know. But could you blame me? I watched an American city drown. I watched mostly black bodies floating across my TV. I watched as some people shot black refugees rather than help them. If you can watch that and not go crazy, you're not human.''



* NostalgiaAintLikeItUsedToBe: Subverted, with a strong reminder that Lemont is in fact black.
* NotInFrontOfTheParrot:
-->-- ''Sqwawk! Big L! [[ScaryBlackMan This big]] [[SymbolSwearing #@$%]] sho' look dumb widdat bird on he shoulder. Sqwawk!''



* [[spoiler:OurVampiresAreDifferent: While Cajun in origin, they're half Japanese Vampire and half {{Dracula}}. Their most interesting traits are {{Animorphism}} (wolf form confirmed, bat suspected), CompellingVoice, and several levels of GameFace, ranging from CuteLittleFangs to LooksLikeOrlok. They're known to burn in sunlight, and to be sufficiently vulnerable to garlic that they can't enter a field of it (though Saxon lacks both of those weaknesses.)]]
** NotUsingTheZWord: "Copyright issues. Lawyers would get involved."



* MoodWhiplash: Every once in a while, this strip gets completely serious.
-->-- ''I interviewed the ghost of a Hurricane Katrina victim. [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness Maybe I imagined it]]. I don't know. But could you blame me? I watched an American city drown. I watched mostly black bodies floating across my TV. I watched as some people shot black refugees rather than help them. If you can watch that and not go crazy, you're not human.''
* NostalgiaAintLikeItUsedToBe: Subverted, with a strong reminder that Lemont is in fact black.
* NotInFrontOfTheParrot:
-->-- ''Sqwawk! Big L! [[ScaryBlackMan This big]] [[SymbolSwearing #@$%]] sho' look dumb widdat bird on he shoulder. Sqwawk!''
* [[spoiler:OurVampiresAreDifferent: While Cajun in origin, they're half Japanese Vampire and half {{Dracula}}. Their most interesting traits are {{Animorphism}} (wolf form confirmed, bat suspected), CompellingVoice, and several levels of GameFace, ranging from CuteLittleFangs to LooksLikeOrlok. They're known to burn in sunlight, and to be sufficiently vulnerable to garlic that they can't enter a field of it (though Saxon lacks both of those weaknesses.)]]
** NotUsingTheZWord: "Copyright issues. Lawyers would get involved."
17th Jun '14 2:45:33 PM Angeldeb82
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The strip has been running since 1993, and is planned to continue till midcentury. The style is comparable to ''{{Doonesbury}}'', but with the personal parts more character-driven and the political parts [[{{Anvilicious}} even less subtle]].

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The strip has been running since 1993, and is planned to continue till midcentury. The style is comparable to ''{{Doonesbury}}'', ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'', but with the personal parts more character-driven and the political parts [[{{Anvilicious}} even less subtle]].



* AllJustADream: Lemont has come to the conclusion that the {{UST}} between him and Susan and her [[OperationJealousy relationship]] with her very unqualified assistant drove him to hallucinate the incident with Saxon.
* AncientConspiracy: According to a drunkard in Mexico, "La Llorona, El Chupacabra, and Bigfoot have invaded Juarez. They're stealing men's souls and turning the now-empty husks into vicious killers. They're footsoldiers for an ancient . . . [[TheUnreveal pass the salt]]." In the next strip, Lemont ''met'' La Llorona, so it can be assumed this wasn't just the alcohol talking.

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* AllJustADream: Lemont has come to the conclusion that the {{UST}} UnresolvedSexualTension between him and Susan and her [[OperationJealousy relationship]] with her very unqualified assistant drove him to hallucinate the incident with Saxon.
* AncientConspiracy: According to a drunkard in Mexico, "La Llorona, El Chupacabra, and Bigfoot have invaded Juarez. They're stealing men's souls and turning the now-empty husks into vicious killers. They're footsoldiers for an ancient . . .ancient... [[TheUnreveal pass the salt]]." In the next strip, Lemont ''met'' La Llorona, so it can be assumed this wasn't just the alcohol talking.



* AxeCrazy: How Saxon seems to Lemont the first time they're alone together. Either subverted or triple subverted, depending on how you look at it--[[spoiler:he's revealed to be ProperlyParanoid, then it turns out he's even more paranoid than he needs to be, then it turns out he's a FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire and is trying to protect Lemont.]]

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* AxeCrazy: AxCrazy: How Saxon seems to Lemont the first time they're alone together. Either subverted or triple subverted, depending on how you look at it--[[spoiler:he's revealed to be ProperlyParanoid, then it turns out he's even more paranoid than he needs to be, then it turns out he's a FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire and is trying to protect Lemont.]]



* DoesNotUnderstandSarcasm: A recurrent problem for Lemont, especially when talking to Susan.



* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: [[http://www.candorville.com/2010/11/16/fallow-me-on-twitter-2 In a]] [[YouBastard dark fashion]].

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: [[http://www.candorville.com/2010/11/16/fallow-me-on-twitter-2 In a]] [[YouBastard dark fashion]].fashion.]]



* OldMediaAreEvil: Initially, the "Mainstream Media" was anthropomorphized as a loudmouth who always told the truth, but whose most [[YouCanPanicNow unnerving or sensationalistic statements]] were [[PaintingTheMedium represented in larger letters]]. He was later replaced by an intelligent TV, which retained the same personality and speech patterns. On the other hand . . .

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* OldMediaAreEvil: Initially, the "Mainstream Media" was anthropomorphized as a loudmouth who always told the truth, but whose most [[YouCanPanicNow unnerving or sensationalistic statements]] were [[PaintingTheMedium represented in larger letters]]. He was later replaced by an intelligent TV, which retained the same personality and speech patterns. On the other hand . . .hand...



** It appears to have [[LoveMakesYouCrazy backfired]] [[IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy spectacularly]].

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** It appears to have [[LoveMakesYouCrazy backfired]] [[IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy spectacularly]].



* SarcasmBlind: A recurrent problem for Lemont, especially when talking to Susan.



* WriteWhoYouKnow: Parodied. Lemont wrote a story about his own UnresolvedSexualTension with Susan, but when she noticed and asked about it, he told her that "all my stories are completely fictional." Clyde appeared and informed Lemont that he'd read, and found hilarious, Lemont's story about a guy named Clive who's too stupid to realize when other people are talking about him.

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* WriteWhoYouKnow: Parodied.Parodied in-universe. Lemont wrote a story about his own UnresolvedSexualTension with Susan, but when she noticed and asked about it, he told her that "all my stories are completely fictional." Clyde appeared and informed Lemont that he'd read, and found hilarious, Lemont's story about a guy named Clive who's too stupid to realize when other people are talking about him.
27th Mar '14 3:16:10 PM ACW
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*GettingCrapPastTheRadar: [[http://candorville.com/2014/03/27/phil-anders-is-back/ Susan wants to fix some guy.]]
6th Nov '13 12:38:52 PM Kernigh
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* BlandNameProduct: There are brands like Concast Cable (not Comcast) and Feudalbanc Massacard (not [=MasterCard=]). The strip for [[http://www.gocomics.com/candorville/2013/11/03#.Unqjwi3sFhE November 3, 2013]], used a sports team called the Candorville Rednecks to reference the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Redskins_name_controversy Washington Redskins name controversy]] without using the real team's brand.
25th Oct '13 12:52:36 PM JIKTV
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* [[spoiler:OurVampiresAreDifferent: While Cajun in origin, they're half JapaneseVampire and half {{Dracula}}. Their most interesting traits are {{Animorphism}} (wolf form confirmed, bat suspected), CompellingVoice, and several levels of GameFace, ranging from CuteLittleFangs to LooksLikeOrlok. They're known to burn in sunlight, and to be sufficiently vulnerable to garlic that they can't enter a field of it (though Saxon lacks both of those weaknesses.)]]

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* [[spoiler:OurVampiresAreDifferent: While Cajun in origin, they're half JapaneseVampire Japanese Vampire and half {{Dracula}}. Their most interesting traits are {{Animorphism}} (wolf form confirmed, bat suspected), CompellingVoice, and several levels of GameFace, ranging from CuteLittleFangs to LooksLikeOrlok. They're known to burn in sunlight, and to be sufficiently vulnerable to garlic that they can't enter a field of it (though Saxon lacks both of those weaknesses.)]]
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