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10th Apr '12 11:03:12 AM MSPachina
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A fantasy take on ''Series/AlienNation'', in which fantasy species find themselves in the human world, trying to adapt. Actually attempts to take a more realistic take on this (to some extent), with all the paranoia, FantasticRacism and bureaucracy that would actually happen. The main story follows Noelle, a rather petulant and very determined elf, who tries her hardest to get a job and stay off the streets, while having to deal with not only her human enemies and plain apathy, but also a set of hangers-on who make her life complicated, and a burgeoning invasion attempt by dark elves.

Notable for a story with an unusual amount of development and surprises.

Other than Noelle, main characters include:
* Dusty, a rather laid-back but persistent dwarf;
* Rosie, a naive fairy who (as it turns out) can grant wishes;
* Ixy, her fellow (rather badass) fairy, who's lost her wings;
* The trollish bartender of the eponymous Corner Alley 13 bar;
* Tsac Tuo, a waiter at the bar;
* Drel, a shapeshifting thief;
* Cole, a semi-sympathetic drow.

Available [[http://corneralley.comicgenesis.com/ here]].

!!Tropes in this work include:

* BerserkButton: The bartender does not take it kindly if he's called an ogre. [[spoiler:He's only a ''half''-ogre.]]
* BigNo: Happens when Noelle notices that [[http://corneralley.comicgenesis.com/d/20050527.html her café doesn't have any customers]].
* CrossPoppingVeins: Happens [[http://corneralley.comicgenesis.com/d/20040823.html here.]]
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The bartender is just called bartender. The supplemental material even acknowledges it:
-->''His real name is unknown, which kind of shows what his friends are worth.''
* EvilMatriarch: Drow society is revealed to be so backstabbingly treacherous that even the nicest of matriarchs are forced to become vicious tyrants to keep their positions and their heads. The villain of the first arc turns out to be quite sympathetic because of this.
* ExpressiveEars: This is used with elves, [[http://corneralley.comicgenesis.com/d/20040519.html here.]]
* HypocriticalHumor: [[http://corneralley.comicgenesis.com/d/20050520.html here]]
* KlingonPromotion: how the drow change Matriarch.
* ObliviousToLove: Noelle fails to realize that [[http://corneralley.comicgenesis.com/d/20040604.html Tsac has feelings for her]].
* OnSecondThought: See the quote below.
-->'''Noelle:''' "So what is your name?"\\
[...]\\
'''Kh'ohl:''' "Bat's clan Kh'ohl Kankaar Vree."\\
'''Noelle:''' "Ah! Cole!"\\
'''Kh'ohl:''' "No, Kh'ohl. And don't use my first name."\\
'''Noelle:''' "Mr. Cancan-tree?"\\
'''Kh'ohl:''' "...Cole will do."
* SdrawkcabName: Tsac Tuo is revealed to be [[spoiler:the shapeshifter Drel in disguise]], and points out that his name is "just outcast spelled backwards". The heroine's response? "I thought it sounded foreign."
* SweatDrop: Used [[http://corneralley.comicgenesis.com/d/20040827.html here]]
* SwissArmyWeapon: Dusty has a [[http://corneralley.comicgenesis.com/d/20040209.html Swiss Army Axe.]]
* UrbanFantasy
* TheUnmasquedWorld: one of the premises of the setting.
* TheQuisling: The ''main character'', Noelle, who remains comically loyal to human society regardless of how poorly they treat nonhumans such as herself.
* VisibleSilence: Used [[http://corneralley.comicgenesis.com/d/20040519.html here]]
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Drel is a magically altered werewolf with this ability. The prequel ''Weakness'' reveals that he must remain at a set mass while transforming.
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A fantasy take on ''Series/AlienNation'', in which fantasy species find themselves in the human world, trying to adapt. Actually attempts to take a more realistic take on this (to some extent), with all the paranoia, FantasticRacism and bureaucracy that would actually happen. The main story follows Noelle, a rather petulant and very determined elf, who tries her hardest to get a job and stay off the streets, while having to deal with not only her human enemies and plain apathy, but also a set of hangers-on who make her life complicated, and a burgeoning invasion attempt by dark elves.

Notable for a story with an unusual amount of development and surprises.

Other than Noelle, main characters include:
* Dusty, a rather laid-back but persistent dwarf;
* Rosie, a naive fairy who (as it turns out) can grant wishes;
* Ixy, her fellow (rather badass) fairy, who's lost her wings;
* The trollish bartender of the eponymous Corner Alley 13 bar;
* Tsac Tuo, a waiter at the bar;
* Drel, a shapeshifting thief;
* Cole, a semi-sympathetic drow.

Available [[http://corneralley.comicgenesis.com/ here]].

!!Tropes in this work include:

* BerserkButton: The bartender does not take it kindly if he's called an ogre. [[spoiler:He's only a ''half''-ogre.]]
* BigNo: Happens when Noelle notices that [[http://corneralley.comicgenesis.com/d/20050527.html her café doesn't have any customers]].
* CrossPoppingVeins: Happens [[http://corneralley.comicgenesis.com/d/20040823.html here.]]
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The bartender is just called bartender. The supplemental material even acknowledges it:
-->''His real name is unknown, which kind of shows what his friends are worth.''
* EvilMatriarch: Drow society is revealed to be so backstabbingly treacherous that even the nicest of matriarchs are forced to become vicious tyrants to keep their positions and their heads. The villain of the first arc turns out to be quite sympathetic because of this.
* ExpressiveEars: This is used with elves, [[http://corneralley.comicgenesis.com/d/20040519.html here.]]
* HypocriticalHumor: [[http://corneralley.comicgenesis.com/d/20050520.html here]]
* KlingonPromotion: how the drow change Matriarch.
* ObliviousToLove: Noelle fails to realize that [[http://corneralley.comicgenesis.com/d/20040604.html Tsac has feelings for her]].
* OnSecondThought: See the quote below.
-->'''Noelle:''' "So what is your name?"\\
[...]\\
'''Kh'ohl:''' "Bat's clan Kh'ohl Kankaar Vree."\\
'''Noelle:''' "Ah! Cole!"\\
'''Kh'ohl:''' "No, Kh'ohl. And don't use my first name."\\
'''Noelle:''' "Mr. Cancan-tree?"\\
'''Kh'ohl:''' "...Cole will do."
* SdrawkcabName: Tsac Tuo is revealed to be [[spoiler:the shapeshifter Drel in disguise]], and points out that his name is "just outcast spelled backwards". The heroine's response? "I thought it sounded foreign."
* SweatDrop: Used [[http://corneralley.comicgenesis.com/d/20040827.html here]]
* SwissArmyWeapon: Dusty has a [[http://corneralley.comicgenesis.com/d/20040209.html Swiss Army Axe.]]
* UrbanFantasy
* TheUnmasquedWorld: one of the premises of the setting.
* TheQuisling: The ''main character'', Noelle, who remains comically loyal to human society regardless of how poorly they treat nonhumans such as herself.
* VisibleSilence: Used [[http://corneralley.comicgenesis.com/d/20040519.html here]]
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Drel is a magically altered werewolf with this ability. The prequel ''Weakness'' reveals that he must remain at a set mass while transforming.
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12th Dec '11 9:54:17 AM Desertopa
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* TheQuisling: The ''main character'', Noelle, who remains comically loyal to human society regardless of how poorly they treat nonhumans such as herself.
20th Sep '11 2:05:15 AM AmyJade
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A fantasy take on ''AlienNation'', in which fantasy species find themselves in the human world, trying to adapt. Actually attempts to take a more realistic take on this (to some extent), with all the paranoia, FantasticRacism and bureaucracy that would actually happen. The main story follows Noelle, a rather petulant and very determined elf, who tries her hardest to get a job and stay off the streets, while having to deal with not only her human enemies and plain apathy, but also a set of hangers-on who make her life complicated, and a burgeoning invasion attempt by dark elves.

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A fantasy take on ''AlienNation'', ''Series/AlienNation'', in which fantasy species find themselves in the human world, trying to adapt. Actually attempts to take a more realistic take on this (to some extent), with all the paranoia, FantasticRacism and bureaucracy that would actually happen. The main story follows Noelle, a rather petulant and very determined elf, who tries her hardest to get a job and stay off the streets, while having to deal with not only her human enemies and plain apathy, but also a set of hangers-on who make her life complicated, and a burgeoning invasion attempt by dark elves.
25th Mar '11 4:31:33 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Visible Silence: Used [[http://corneralley.comicgenesis.com/d/20040519.html here]]
* Voluntary Shapeshifting: Drel is a magically altered werewolf with this ability. The prequel ''Weakness'' reveals that he must remain at a set mass while transforming.

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* Visible Silence: VisibleSilence: Used [[http://corneralley.comicgenesis.com/d/20040519.html here]]
* Voluntary Shapeshifting: VoluntaryShapeshifting: Drel is a magically altered werewolf with this ability. The prequel ''Weakness'' reveals that he must remain at a set mass while transforming.
25th Mar '11 4:30:12 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* SwissArmyWeapon: Dusty has a [[http://corneralley.comicgenesis.com/d/20040209.html Swiss Army Axe.]]
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* EvilMatriarch: Drow society is revealed to be so backstabbingly treacherous that even the nicest of matriarchs are forced to become vicious tyrants to keep their positions and their heads. The villain of the first arc turns out to be quite sympathetic because of this.
25th Mar '11 4:25:49 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* KlingonPromotion: how the drow change Matriarch.
25th Mar '11 4:24:30 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Voluntary Shapeshifting: Drel is a magically altered werewolf with this ability. The prequel ''Weakness'' reveals that he must remain at a set mass while transforming.
25th Mar '11 4:22:53 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The bartender is just called bartender. The supplemental material even acknowledges it:
-->''His real name is unknown, which kind of shows what his friends are worth.''
25th Mar '11 4:20:37 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ObliviousToLove: Noelle fails to realize that [[http://corneralley.comicgenesis.com/d/20040604.html Tsac has feelings for her]].
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