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''[[http://www.prideoflife.com The Pride of Life]]'' is an ongoing furry webcomic by Rhandi Fisher.

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''[[http://www.prideoflife.com The Pride of Life]]'' is an ongoing furry webcomic by Rhandi Fisher.

You are most likely looking for Webcomic/ThePrideOfLife.
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7th Nov '14 1:28:11 PM TomWalpertac2
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''[[http://www.prideoflife.com The Pride of Life]]'' is an ongoing furry webcomic by Rhandi Fisher.

Kedamono is a member of the Vulfpacht tribe, a clan of proud, purple WolfMen who live in the forests of the Central Continent. Naturally, Keda is the village ButtMonkey. That all changes, though, when after eating the fruit of the World Tree, Yggdrasil, he becomes a superbeast, a being with fantastic powers and a 500-year lifespan. Unfortunately for him, not only are his new superpowers [[BlessedWithSuck more of a hindrance than a help]], it is also rumored that those who become superbeasts are fated to a violent death. And no sooner has Kedamono acquired his new powers, that trouble comes a-knockin' on the Vulfpacht's village door...

The story draws on the classic action, drama, and comedy tropes of shonen manga, with some pretty explicit {{Shout Out}}s to ''OnePiece'' in particular. The comic updates weekly, with end-of-episode updates to the Ask the Cast segment, and a primer for the comic and related materials is available on the author's [[http://www.youtube.com/user/prideoflifechannel Youtube channel]].

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!!'''Tropes Associated with the web comic:'''

* AccidentalHero: Kedamono saves a peddler by standing on a tree ''right'' above two bandits who're about to rob him.
* ALoadOfBull: Gaur is a minotaur. According to the author, "Minotaur" is a catch-all term for sentient bovids. A bit of a GeniusBonus when you consider that '''a)''' Gaur is the name of an Indian bison and '''b)''' Bisons are bovids.
* AllThereInTheManual: The Tumblr has a lot of other information.
* AnimalStereotypes: Played for laughs in the Ask the Cast segment, where Gaur is sleeping standing up, and Kedamono's favourite hobby is "Gaur Tipping".
** The Vulfpachts, a sort-of hybrid of mountain lions and canids, can roar and howl.
* AnimalSuperheroes - Kedamono probably fits this trope, what with having super powers and being the main protagonist and all...
* AnachronismStew - The story looks like it takes place in fuedal Japan or some alternate universe equivalent. But then you have the Zapatos Gang who are basically TheMafia with wings and beaks.
** Justified in the Tumblr, actually - where it's explained that it's a bit more like the real world where some people live in Agrarian societies that don't focus as much on technological advancement like the gryphons.
* AppliedPhlebotinum: The fruit of the World Tree, Yggdrasil.
* ArtEvolution
* {{Bishonen}}: Chieftain Hyde.
* {{Badass}}: Gaur. May also qualify as a [[PapaWolf Papa Wolf]].
* BeastMan: Dakangs.
* BigBadWannabe - Partial subversion in Adolfo, who IS a very dangerous threat to normal people. Lives up to the trope during his fight with Gaur in Episode 02. Seems he doesn't fare too well with [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown people who can actually fight back...]]
* BlessedWithSuck/[[CursedWithAwesome Cursed With Awesome]] - Superbeasts who have become so due to eating Yggdrasil's fruit, in that they'll die violently when their alloted life span is up. Arguably extending to all superbeasts, thanks to a society where they are considered less than animals. Subversion of the latter in that most are superbeasts because they desired to be.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler: Gaur]].
* CallingYourAttacks - Averted completely. When an official attack involving a superbeast's power (referred to in-comic as 'talents'), a caption with the attack's name appears. Done mainly to reduce cheesiness and also for reader convenience.
* TheCartel/[[TheMafia The Mafia]] - The Zapatos Gang of Sasamel.
* CoolShades: Youngsilver.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Kedamono (and how!)
* DoomedHometown - [[spoiler:Hunds village]]
* TheDragon - Adolfo to Othello, Nickles to "Daddy" Valdez.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Othello intends to do this to Gaur. [[spoiler: Involves either reanimation or BrainwashedAndCrazy]].
* FantasticRacism - Brought to light by Nickles [[KickTheDog beating and humiliating]] the [[spoiler:half-breed]] gryphon, [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Familiar #2]], with the idea that [[spoiler: being a half-breed (and therefore lacking gryphon super-strength)]] somehow made him less than his peers.
* [[FeatheredFiend FeatheredFiends]] - The Zapatos Gang
* FourthWallMailSlot - The comic occasionally runs an [[http://prideoflife.com/?page_id=414 Ask the Cast]] segment, where characters read emails addressed to them. Sometimes the author joins in.
* FurryComic
* FurryConfusion - [[http://www.prideoflife.com/pol/episode-03-page-09/ Dogs owning birds?]] [[http://www.prideoflife.com/pol/episode-05-page-04/ Birds owning dogs?]]
* IncrediblyLamePun: According to the author, minotaurs normally live around a place called Cattle'onia. She even said "Sorry for that" on the Tumblr.
* InterspeciesRomance - Mussol and Josephine.
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown - Played straight by Nickles in Episodes 04 and 06.
* MixAndMatchCritters - Several species of non-anthropomorphic animals in this comic appear with added horns, fangs/tusks, etc. (Ex: Carapace hounds, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin which are exactly how they sound]]). Adolfo, Kedamono, and Vulfpachts in general may also qualify.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent - Othello in particular enjoys sunny days and garlic,though he has a diurnal form to be able to do the former.
* RealityEnsues: Kedamono soons learns that eating a magic fruit doesn't automatically grants you superpowers, since it have to be digested first in a period of 8 hours.
* ShoutOut: Notice anything familiar about.. *ahem* Familiar #1 and #2's hairstyles? There's only [[OnePiece one piece]] of fiction we could have seen them before...
** Actually intentional there.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: So far, Minerva seems to be the only female character in the comic.
** Actually, you can see several females in various crowdshots in Episode 07. There are also a handful of female character designs on the comic's Tumblr account.
* ThemeNaming - The Zapatos Gang night managers are all named for metals, though Nickles is technically for a denomination of currency.
** The saga continues with Nickles having a younger sister named Penny.
** Othello's superbeasts are named for European dictators: Adolfo (Adolf Hitler), Mussol (Benito Mussolini), and Josephine (Joseph Stalin).
* ToothyBird - Several of the gryphons shown have rows of pointed teeth.
* TransformationComic
* TheVoiceless - Rin Tin Dennis.
* WhamEpisode: When Kedamono finds [[spoiler:Yggdrasil cracked in half.]]
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''[[http://www.prideoflife.com The Pride of Life]]'' is an ongoing furry webcomic by Rhandi Fisher.

Kedamono is a member of the Vulfpacht tribe, a clan of proud, purple WolfMen who live in the forests of the Central Continent. Naturally, Keda is the village ButtMonkey. That all changes, though, when after eating the fruit of the World Tree, Yggdrasil, he becomes a superbeast, a being with fantastic powers and a 500-year lifespan. Unfortunately for him, not only are his new superpowers [[BlessedWithSuck more of a hindrance than a help]], it is also rumored that those who become superbeasts are fated to a violent death. And no sooner has Kedamono acquired his new powers, that trouble comes a-knockin' on the Vulfpacht's village door...

The story draws on the classic action, drama, and comedy tropes of shonen manga, with some pretty explicit {{Shout Out}}s to ''OnePiece'' in particular. The comic updates weekly, with end-of-episode updates to the Ask the Cast segment, and a primer for the comic and related materials is available on the author's [[http://www.youtube.com/user/prideoflifechannel Youtube channel]].
Fisher.

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!!'''Tropes Associated with the web comic:'''

* AccidentalHero: Kedamono saves a peddler by standing on a tree ''right'' above two bandits who're about to rob him.
* ALoadOfBull: Gaur is a minotaur. According to the author, "Minotaur" is a catch-all term for sentient bovids. A bit of a GeniusBonus when you consider that '''a)''' Gaur is the name of an Indian bison and '''b)''' Bisons
You are bovids.
* AllThereInTheManual: The Tumblr has a lot of other information.
* AnimalStereotypes: Played for laughs in the Ask the Cast segment, where Gaur is sleeping standing up, and Kedamono's favourite hobby is "Gaur Tipping".
** The Vulfpachts, a sort-of hybrid of mountain lions and canids, can roar and howl.
* AnimalSuperheroes - Kedamono probably fits this trope, what with having super powers and being the main protagonist and all...
* AnachronismStew - The story looks like it takes place in fuedal Japan or some alternate universe equivalent. But then you have the Zapatos Gang who are basically TheMafia with wings and beaks.
** Justified in the Tumblr, actually - where it's explained that it's a bit more like the real world where some people live in Agrarian societies that don't focus as much on technological advancement like the gryphons.
* AppliedPhlebotinum: The fruit of the World Tree, Yggdrasil.
* ArtEvolution
* {{Bishonen}}: Chieftain Hyde.
* {{Badass}}: Gaur. May also qualify as a [[PapaWolf Papa Wolf]].
* BeastMan: Dakangs.
* BigBadWannabe - Partial subversion in Adolfo, who IS a very dangerous threat to normal people. Lives up to the trope during his fight with Gaur in Episode 02. Seems he doesn't fare too well with [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown people who can actually fight back...]]
* BlessedWithSuck/[[CursedWithAwesome Cursed With Awesome]] - Superbeasts who have become so due to eating Yggdrasil's fruit, in that they'll die violently when their alloted life span is up. Arguably extending to all superbeasts, thanks to a society where they are considered less than animals. Subversion of the latter in that
most are superbeasts because they desired to be.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler: Gaur]].
* CallingYourAttacks - Averted completely. When an official attack involving a superbeast's power (referred to in-comic as 'talents'), a caption with the attack's name appears. Done mainly to reduce cheesiness and also
likely looking for reader convenience.
* TheCartel/[[TheMafia The Mafia]] - The Zapatos Gang of Sasamel.
* CoolShades: Youngsilver.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Kedamono (and how!)
* DoomedHometown - [[spoiler:Hunds village]]
* TheDragon - Adolfo to Othello, Nickles to "Daddy" Valdez.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Othello intends to do this to Gaur. [[spoiler: Involves either reanimation or BrainwashedAndCrazy]].
* FantasticRacism - Brought to light by Nickles [[KickTheDog beating and humiliating]] the [[spoiler:half-breed]] gryphon, [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Familiar #2]], with the idea that [[spoiler: being a half-breed (and therefore lacking gryphon super-strength)]] somehow made him less than his peers.
* [[FeatheredFiend FeatheredFiends]] - The Zapatos Gang
* FourthWallMailSlot - The comic occasionally runs an [[http://prideoflife.com/?page_id=414 Ask the Cast]] segment, where characters read emails addressed to them. Sometimes the author joins in.
* FurryComic
* FurryConfusion - [[http://www.prideoflife.com/pol/episode-03-page-09/ Dogs owning birds?]] [[http://www.prideoflife.com/pol/episode-05-page-04/ Birds owning dogs?]]
* IncrediblyLamePun: According to the author, minotaurs normally live around a place called Cattle'onia. She even said "Sorry for that" on the Tumblr.
* InterspeciesRomance - Mussol and Josephine.
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown - Played straight by Nickles in Episodes 04 and 06.
* MixAndMatchCritters - Several species of non-anthropomorphic animals in this comic appear with added horns, fangs/tusks, etc. (Ex: Carapace hounds, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin which are exactly how they sound]]). Adolfo, Kedamono, and Vulfpachts in general may also qualify.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent - Othello in particular enjoys sunny days and garlic,though he has a diurnal form to be able to do the former.
* RealityEnsues: Kedamono soons learns that eating a magic fruit doesn't automatically grants you superpowers, since it have to be digested first in a period of 8 hours.
* ShoutOut: Notice anything familiar about.. *ahem* Familiar #1 and #2's hairstyles? There's only [[OnePiece one piece]] of fiction we could have seen them before...
** Actually intentional there.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: So far, Minerva seems to be the only female character in the comic.
** Actually, you can see several females in various crowdshots in Episode 07. There are also a handful of female character designs on the comic's Tumblr account.
* ThemeNaming - The Zapatos Gang night managers are all named for metals, though Nickles is technically for a denomination of currency.
** The saga continues with Nickles having a younger sister named Penny.
** Othello's superbeasts are named for European dictators: Adolfo (Adolf Hitler), Mussol (Benito Mussolini), and Josephine (Joseph Stalin).
* ToothyBird - Several of the gryphons shown have rows of pointed teeth.
* TransformationComic
* TheVoiceless - Rin Tin Dennis.
* WhamEpisode: When Kedamono finds [[spoiler:Yggdrasil cracked in half.]]
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Webcomic/ThePrideOfLife.
27th Jul '14 12:06:09 PM rosemary
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* AccidentalHeroism: Kedamono saves a peddler by standing on a tree ''right'' above two bandits who're about to rob him.

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* AccidentalHeroism: AccidentalHero: Kedamono saves a peddler by standing on a tree ''right'' above two bandits who're about to rob him.
30th Jun '14 8:23:20 PM SpaghettiBoy
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* AccidentalHeroism: Kedamono saves a peddler by standing on a tree ''right'' above two bandits who're about to rob him.
24th Jun '14 10:21:01 PM TomWalpertac2
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The story draws on the classic action, drama, and comedy tropes of shonen manga, with some pretty explicit {{Shout Out}}s to ''OnePiece'' in particular. The comic updates weekly, with end-of-episode updates to the Ask the Cast segment, and a primer for the comic and related materials is available on [[http://www.youtube.com/user/prideoflifechannel Youtube]].

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The story draws on the classic action, drama, and comedy tropes of shonen manga, with some pretty explicit {{Shout Out}}s to ''OnePiece'' in particular. The comic updates weekly, with end-of-episode updates to the Ask the Cast segment, and a primer for the comic and related materials is available on the author's [[http://www.youtube.com/user/prideoflifechannel Youtube]].
Youtube channel]].
19th Apr '14 6:10:39 PM rosemary
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* ScheduleSlip: The comic went on unofficial hiatus a couple of times, from 2010-2012 and again from 2013-2014. Regular updates have resumed as of April 2014.
19th Apr '14 6:07:21 PM rosemary
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With six "episodes" so far and an on-going Ask The Cast segment, ''ThePrideOfLife'' is set to make a name for itself in the world of online comics (but it needs your votes!). The story draws on the classic action, drama, and comedy tropes of shonen manga, with some pretty explicit {{Shout Out}}s to ''OnePiece'' in particular. Everything's in color, too! The comic updates weekly, with periodic updates to ATC (though the talented Miss Fisher has hinted at a move to twice-weekly updates).

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With six "episodes" so far and an on-going Ask The Cast segment, ''ThePrideOfLife'' is set to make a name for itself in the world of online comics (but it needs your votes!). The story draws on the classic action, drama, and comedy tropes of shonen manga, with some pretty explicit {{Shout Out}}s to ''OnePiece'' in particular. Everything's in color, too! The comic updates weekly, with periodic end-of-episode updates to ATC (though the talented Miss Fisher has hinted at Ask the Cast segment, and a move to twice-weekly updates).
primer for the comic and related materials is available on [[http://www.youtube.com/user/prideoflifechannel Youtube]].



* ArtEvolution: Having multiple breaks spread years apart certainly doesn't help.

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* ArtEvolution: Having multiple breaks spread years apart certainly doesn't help. ArtEvolution


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* ScheduleSlip: The comic went on unofficial hiatus a couple of times, from 2010-2012 and again from 2013-2014. Regular updates have resumed as of April 2014.
16th Apr '14 6:06:57 AM SpaghettiBoy
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** Justified in the Tumblr, actually - where it's explained that it's a bit more like the real world where some people live in Agrarian societies don't focus as much on technological advancement like the gryphons.

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** Justified in the Tumblr, actually - where it's explained that it's a bit more like the real world where some people live in Agrarian societies that don't focus as much on technological advancement like the gryphons.



* ArtEvolution

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* ArtEvolutionArtEvolution: Having multiple breaks spread years apart certainly doesn't help.
27th Mar '14 3:57:20 PM rosemary
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** The Vulpachts, a hybrid of mountain lion and canid also howl.

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** The Vulpachts, Vulfpachts, a sort-of hybrid of mountain lion lions and canid also canids, can roar and howl.
27th Mar '14 3:53:16 PM rosemary
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* FurryConfusion - [[http://prideoflife.com/?p=387 Dogs owning birds?]] [[http://prideoflife.com/?p=228 Birds owning dogs?]]

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* FurryConfusion - [[http://prideoflife.com/?p=387 [[http://www.prideoflife.com/pol/episode-03-page-09/ Dogs owning birds?]] [[http://prideoflife.com/?p=228 [[http://www.prideoflife.com/pol/episode-05-page-04/ Birds owning dogs?]]
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