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What originated as a set of Livejournal communities based on the parodying of {{Shipping}} wars and other fandom kerfluffles and evolved into a quasi-RP when a few creators...put a bit too much into their sockpuppets. This led to the creation of a third community and then a wiki (which sadly died of spam).

* [[http://shipwar.dreamwidth.org/ Shipwar]]
* [[http://fandomwar.dreamwidth.org/ Fandomwar]]
* [[http://sockwar.dreamwidth.org/ Sockwars]]

The socks are a group of random fans, based on a wide range of stereotypes and ranging from preteen schoolgirls to thirty-something [[HouseWife housewives]], all living in a safehouse of epic madness. Whether they're fighting over fandoms, engaging in ShipToShipCombat and character wars or walking in on each other in the showers, there's always some kind of drama to be had. Throughout the comms' run, the socks have formed friendships, romantic relationships, rivalries and reluctant alliances. Oh, and they have a talking cat.

The comms aren't ''all'' about the sockpuppets and their adventures, though. Before the comms took on a roleplay-esque premise, people would post whatever caught their fancy and start fake wanks for fun. The comms still do this, just not as much as they used to. Some of the funnier shipping wars have involved [[SnakesOnAPlane SnakesxPlane]] vs [[WeeblAndBob SnakexBadger]], [[{{Pokemon}} Mudkips]], various food combinations, and [[DaydreamBeliever Snape's Wives, Mrs. Sephiroth and Link's Queen]] [[LesYay having an orgy.]]

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!!Provides Examples Of:

* ACupAngst: Heather. In a weird inversion, Lucy angsts about ''losing'' her A-cups and growing "horrible lumpy things like the grown-up girls".
* AbhorrentAdmirer: William to Chastity, Patrick to Gordon, Rod to Sailor Bimbo. Ashlii was this to Joe before she moved on to Zacharias.
* AerithAndBob: Syrius, you have a really strange name compared with most of the other socks.
* AllIssuesArePoliticalIssues: Cassie and Mila are fond of dropping this anvil on pretty much everything.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Poor Syrius. The worst part is, Molly ''did'' have feelings for him but never went for it due to her worries that he might not return them.
* AllMenArePerverts: Rod and Milos
* AlphaBitch: Trisha.
* AnimeHair: Tons of it.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: People pity Alyssia when they find out she's related to Patrick.
* ArtificialLimbs: Stella, with both her right arm and leg.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Josie's list of "filthy, horrible fandom trends" goes as follows - incest, rape, paedophilia, violence and ''broccoli''.
** Milos's idea of marrying "unnatural couples" in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' include making "a bunnyboy marry a dragon chick who liked torturin' him for kicks, a dark sorceress marry th' incarnation'a her fell god, a whiny dope with a stick up his bum marry a chick with rage issues 'cause he gets off on her tellin' him where he can shove his whinin', an' ''[[GirlOnGirlIsHot Maribelle]] [[HetIsEw marry a man]]''."
* AssholeVictim: Anytime one of the nastier socks gets hurt or humiliated or screwed over in any way, you can't help cheering. (With the exception of the Alexa-Trisha rape, of course)
* AttentionWhore: A lot of the socks have tendencies but the straightest examples are Esmeralda, Patrick, Trisha and Emily.
* BerserkButton: Just about all the socks have at least one.
** Do ''not'' bash characters around Alyssia, or even ''look'' at James wrong.
** Do not bash ''female'' characters around Hannah.
** Don't mention Code Geass cosplay in front of Chastity if your names are Morgan and Kristan.
** Don't threaten someone Ralph cares for if you're within his earshot range.
** Maxie and Maya are VERY protective of their artworks.
** Cassie ''hates'' it when people compare her to Creator/CoriFalls, or even worse, ''call'' her "Cori" to make fun of or insult her. Also, don't mock other people's legitimate triggers and issues around her. You will regret it.
** Don't call Trisha fat or by her full name unless you enjoy having beauty products thrown at you.
** Want to make stuck-up Bridget lose her cool? Belittle the marriage she so proudly waves around like a status symbol.
** Do ''not'' upset or threaten Jeb in front of Tori, and ''especially'' don't invade his personal space if he's told you to stop (we're looking at you, Patrick and Rod!)
** Do not slutshame Maxie. She's damn proud to be an openly sexual being, thank you very much.
** Do not misuse the word "trigger" in Nancy's prescence if you value your life. Also, if your name is Trisha and you give Heather a bad time, prepare to be destroyed.
** Do not accuse Sailor Bimbo of being heterosexual or a fake lesbian. It will not be pretty.
** Don't do anything wrong towards any of the LeRoy children. [[MamaBear Marion]] with be after you. And if it's Lionel you're after? Pray that Kevin, Margot and/or Noël doesn't join her.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Even the calmest, sweetest socks can be horribly upset at times.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Age-reversed with Ralph, who is rabidly protective of his ''older'' sister Janet. Played straight with Joe, who is easily ticked off by anyone who so much as ''looks'' at his younger sister Kate the wrong way.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Esmeralda. She plays innocent and claims to be a pure, proper lady, but is capable of saying some ''very'' nasty and hurtful things to the other socks. Also Angela, who acts like a weepy and pious nun but is capable of being a malicious victim-blamer with no remorse for hurting anyone who dares to disagree with her.
* BlindWithoutEm: Maxie and especially Nancy.
* BlondesAreEvil: Out of all the blonde socks in the bunch, Chris, Christine, and Stella are the only ones who aren't a pushy asshole or a spineless whiner.
* BoisterousBruiser: Ralph, Stuart, Joe.
* {{Bokukko}}: Karen, a CosplayOtakuGirl who also makes a quite convincing {{Bifauxnen}}. Margot could fit in as well. (See MoeMoe below)
* BracesOfOrthodonticOverkill: Averted; Julia recently got traditional braces, but she doesn't need the headgear.
* BreakTheCutie: Nancy and Syrius come pre-broken. Played straighter with Molly.
* BreakTheHaughty: Played for laughs with Esmeralda and Zacharias, but played seriously when [[http://fandomwar.dreamwidth.org/5925.html?thread=528421#cmt528421 Cassie's issues were finally brought to light]].
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Julia and Syrius are a platonic version of this.
* BrotherSisterTeam: Mila and Milos, Ralph and Janet.
* BullyHunter: Julia, Alyssia, Maxie, Margot and Candy. Ralph is this ''and'' a WifeBasherBasher.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Janet is a straight A college student and quite the CloudCuckooLander sometimes.
* ButtMonkey: A lot of the more irritating socks are this trope due to the equally proportionate number of sane socks who won't put up with their bullshit. Unfortunately, some of the sane socks get this treatment as well now and then.
* CatsAreMean and CuteKitten: Mittens can be a real asshole when he feels like it, but when he's in deredere mode he can be pretty adorable.
* CharacterDevelopment: Quite a few of the socks, most notably Sue (formerly a pastiche of every annoying FanDumb type) and Maxie (who used to ''only'' think about sex and porn).
* CharacterExaggeration: Many socks have had ''this'' happen to them, too. For example, Missy's misandrist StrawFeminist streak has gotten much more emphasis, while [[CharacterizationMarchesOn Lucy originally wasn't in such denial about her favourite bishies suffering and doing bad things]].
* ClingyJealousGirl: Trisha to Ralph, Lucy to every bishounen she fancies, Patrick to Gordon, Ashlii to Zacharias
* CloudCuckoolander: Janet, Steve and Dave. Lucy is an ''obnoxious'' version.
* ClusterFBomb: Try counting the number of comments where Gordon ''doesn't'' drop this. Missy's pretty bad about it, too. And when in a bad mood, Ralph also slips into this cathegory.
* Administrivia/ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike: The socks' ''raison d'etre''.
* CoolBigSis: Maxie, with her friend-with-benefits Joe being a Cool Big Bro. Karen views Alyssia as her CoolBigSis, too.
* CoolLoser: Molly
* CosplayOtakuGirl: Karen, Chastity. Ralph is a male version.
* CryIntoChest: Syrius has a habit of crying into the chests of women and older men.
* [[HotLibrarian Cute Librarian]]: Janet
* DaddysGirl: Heather, despite hardly ever getting to ''see'' her globe-trotting father. See WhenYouComingHomeDad
* DamselScrappy: In-universe: Patrick and Essie, ''good lord Patrick and Essie''.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Rod, all the damn time. Maxie also goes on dates with Rosie Tipps sometimes.
* DaydreamBeliever: Lucy, Emily and Patrick, to almost sickening levels
* DeadpanSnarker: Aesa
* DefrostingIceQueen: Hannah, Cassie, and Olivia. Percival could count as a male version.
* DemotedToExtra: If there's a meta post with most of the characters, Christine and Olivia ''will'' be left off of the first version.
* DieForOurShip: In-universe, this is pretty much how Shipwar started
* DistaffCounterpart: Missy to Gordon, Molly to Syrius, Olivia to Percival.
* DistressedDamsel: Esmeralda and Angela try to act like these, despite being quite the evil villains themselves at times.
* DoesNotLikeMen: If you're a male in Missy's presence, self-defense is crucial.
* {{Dojikko}}: Sue and Maxie, though the latter's can mostly be chalked up to her love of stiletto heels...
* DoNotCallMePaul: Fandom Cat used to go into hissy fits whenever anyone called him Mittens. He's cooled down about this a little, but still hates it. Also, don't call Trisha by her full name or she'll throw a bitch fit. Calling Tori by ''her'' full name will also result in a crapload of anger.
* DramaQueen: Esmeralda, Angela, Patrick and Kristan.
* DramaticGasp: Kristan, Angela, Josie and Esmeralda are good at this.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Jeb was mistaken for a girl when he first showed up.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Sue, Essie and Missy's earlier posts. Sue used to preach about canon before Essie was created, Essie used to preach about feminism before Missy was created, and Missy was slightly more laid back.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Morgan
* EmbarrassingFirstName: Syrius and [[strike:Patricia]] Trisha.
* EmoTeen: Syrius, although [[TheWoobie he's likable]]. [[TheScrappy Patrick]], [[{{Wangst}} not]] [[HeManWomanHater so]] [[WoundedGazelleGambit much]]. Heather's somewhere between, and Molly sometimes falls into this on a bad day.
* EntendreFailure: Happens a LOT with Lucy.
* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Rod Has Standards]]: Yes, even the scruffy porn freak who sleeps on sticky sheets and only washes his hair once a week thinks Missy needs to take a shower.
** [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Rabid Fans Have Standards]]: Even the Juri-worshipping Shiori detractor Heather does ''not'' like Ruka. Or rather, she wanted to before he tried to force himself on Juri. After that...she didn't even care when he died.
* EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs: Hannah and her white headband, though she's much more "pretty" than "cute". Karen also uses headbands if she feels girly enough. Heather invokes this trope with her feather hairclip, which she feels plain and ugly without. Becky with her [[NiceHat Nice Hello Kitty Hat]] probably counts, too.
* {{Expy}}: Tori, Jeb, Elise and Jiro are all alternate versions of their mun's original characters of the same names.
* TheFaceless: Subverted; Joe's sister Kate, Chastity's boyfriend Anton-Klaus, Mitten's girlfriend Lune and Julia's stalker Howie do make appearances, but they lack journals. Played straight with Beth, Janet and Ralph's other sister.
* FanDumb: In-universe, the very fuel these comms run on.
* {{Fanservice}} and FetishFuel: So, SO much.
* FieryRedhead: Maxie, Ralph and Tuxedo Skank Man. Subverted by the even-tempered Janet, sweet as pie Stephanie and shy, quiet Molly. Averted by the timid Jiro.
* FragileFlower: Patrick, Essie and Lucy are overblown parodies of this trope. Played straight with Syrius, however. It's about half and half with Heather.
* FriendsRentControl: We never know who's paying the rent on the safehouse...
* FriendsWithBenefits: Joe and Maxie.
* TheFundamentalist: Maylene and Angela (Christian variant), Monica and Kristan (non-Christian variant)
* GagBoobs: Maxie. Subverted with Angela, who is deeply and predictably ashamed of her D-cups.
* {{Gasshole}}: Rod likes to fart on the more prudish socks in response to their bitching. Or just for fun. Mittens is known to kitty-fart on people now and then.
* GenkiGirl: Sue and Becky
* GenreSavvy: The saner socks are aware of the consequences of their fannish behaviors and try to use them to their advantage.
* GirlishPigtails: Sue
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Rod and Milos sure think so.
* GirlWithPsychoWeapon: Parodied with Sue, Maxie, Julia, Hannah and Becky (fish, dildos, bookshelves, mop and frying pan, respectively). Ralph is a male version with his basketball. Played somewhat straighter with Tori and her gun.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Trisha and Stephanie.
* GranolaGirl: Maya, a bit.
* GroinAttack: Gordon ''and'' Missy have both been on the receiving ends of this. But to be fair, they deserve it. Rod's gotten a few of these as well.
* HeManWomanHater: Gordy and Patrick.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Ralph with Molly, Joe with Maxie and Stephanie.
* HetIsEw: Monica believes heterosexuality will kill the gay rights movement, and let's not go into Patrick and Rod's psychotic levels of hatred for it. And then, there's Sailor Bimbo...
* HeteronormativeCrusader: Maylene, Josie and Angela. Essie might as well be a lite version (she doesn't outwardly condemn homosexuals and transsexuals, but she's a stickler for "traditional values" and loudly decries Maxie's shameless, sexy attitude as "disgusting").
* HiddenDepths: Cassie's revealed quite a few of them since her initial appearance.
* HippieTeacher: What Maya wants to be.
* HollywoodAtheist: Monica.
* HopelessSuitor: Zacharias is becoming this for Esmeralda, if his strikethroughs and belittling of Tuxedo Wank Man are anything to go by. One might feel sorry for him if he wasn't [[StopHavingFunGuys such a pretentious twat]].
* HotBlooded: Ralph is a Cosplay Otaku Boy with a ''serious'' case of NoIndoorVoice. Stuart is also pretty hotblooded, though [[StopHavingFunGuys he's also rather annoying]].
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Ralph is over 6'0 tall, so has these dynamics with ''any'' female he gets along with - specially his sisters, his best friend Karen and his girlfriend Molly. Joe and Sue are a platonic version of this.
* HypeAversion: In-universe, Bridget instantly loses respect for anyone who likes anything popular... not that anyone ''wants'' her respect in the first place.
* ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe: Ralph and Molly.
* IconicOutfit: Joe's shockingly bright orange boxer shorts.
* IllBoy: James Wells, Alyssia and Patrick's cousin
* {{Imageboards}}: Stuart ''loves'' 4chan. So does Ralph, though he's less vocal. Joe's fond of it as well.
* TheIngenue: Parodied mercilessly with Esmeralda.
* ItsPopularNowItSucks: In-universe example: [[http://community.livejournal.com/shipwar/106265.html Missy]], big time.
* {{Jerkass}}: Gordon, Rod, Stuart, Trisha and Missy.
* JerkJock: Stuart has definite shades of this. Subverted with Ralph, who looks the part but is much more Jock than Jerk.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: This fits Ralph quite more. Stuart might have the potential for this, as he's not ''as'' terrible as other bad socks. Cassie is starting to become one of these as well; though she can be quite the arrogant bitch where fandom is concerned, she's proven to have some degree of caring and concern for the other socks in times of duress (and according to recent comments, she's taken care of some horribly broken friends in the past). Mila and Milos might also count for these reasons, too.
* KickTheDog: Oh, so many moments from the nasty socks. Some of the more memorable moments include Gordon and Missy ''both'' threatening to rape Syrius and bullying Molly to tears, Patrick faking being raped for attention ''just'' after Trisha's very real and traumatic rape by Alexa, Trisha bragging about how she gave Molly and Syrius's info to her friends, and [[BitchInSheepsClothing Esmeralda]] driving Syrius to self-harm ''twice''.
* KillerRabbit: Janet's chinchilla. Gordon most likely sees Cassie's rabbits this way... and as it so happens, the ''original'' KillerRabbit from ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' is half the reason for his bunny phobia!
* KnifeNut: Nancy.
* KnightTemplarParent: Josephine isn't above ripping up Rod's porn or burning Chris's Disney videos to protect her children from their existence.
* {{Kuudere}}: Cassie is this combined with Type A {{Tsundere}}. Olivia also has shades of this (she's a no-nonsense elitist type, but she showed her soft side in her intro thread while squeeing over Janet's chinchilla).
* LargeHam: Stuart and Ralph. Put these two in the same room [[HamToHamCombat and they'll compete to see who is the loudest of the duo.]]
** Even Esmeralda qualifies, if you think of it; her melodramatic, whiny, shrieking behavior and her PurpleProse-like speech patterns are more than good for the trope.
** Don't forget Sue and Mittens! A hyperactive silly girl on a permanent sugar high and a high-and-mighty talking cat.
* LethalChef: Sue is a variant in that her food is edible, but her in a kitchen equals disaster. Especially if there's fire involved. Tori is a straight example, though.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Syrius.
* LoveableSexManiac: Maxie, who shows us that not all porn freaks are depraved sociopathic assholes.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Crazy and ''in denial'', in the case of Lucy.
* MagicSkirt: Julia.
* [[MayDecemberRomance May September Romance]]: Kevin/Margot. He's 17, she's a really mature 13 years old.
* {{Melodrama}}: Kristan and Essie are VERY good at this.
* MeaningfulName: Margot's username and Chastity. The latter was even lampshaded.
* {{Meganekko}}: Janet, Nancy, Maxie, Stephanie, Sandy.
* MoeCouplet: Ralph (HotBlooded, loud, sporty) and Molly (thoughtful, sweet, shy)
* MisplacedKindergartenTeacher: Well, Mary Ellen ''is'' a kindergarten teacher, but she still tries to force [[{{Pollyanna}} her rosy tinted view of the world]] on socks who are ''way'' older than her students. And a cat who doesn't give a damn either way.
* MsFanservice: Maxie.
* MommyIssues and DaddyIssues:
** Heather does ''not'' get along well with her divorced mother.
*** TheUnfavorite: Sees herself as this.
** Patrick blames his mother for everything wrong in his life, and doesn't get along with his dad.
** Tori's father started neglecting her and her sisters after the death of their mother. It hit her very hard.
** Tuxedo Skank Man, Tuxedo Wank Man and their sister had pretty lousy parents. Only Tuxedo Skank Man managed to come out of it without issues the size of a small planet.
** MyBelovedSmother: The Bennet siblings's mother is pretty much responsible for the way they turned out.
** ParentalAbandonment: There's quite a few Missing Moms and Disappeared Dads.
*** ParentalNeglect: Syrius's parents care very little for his well-being, and it's all but stated that Rod and Ashlii are latchkey kids.
* MoralEventHorizon: In-universe, Angela and Esmeralda's recent driving of Syrius to a breakdown is being treated this way. Gordon and Missy ''live'' on the other side of this, and Patrick's come to visit them several times.
* MulticolouredHair: Syrius. The black tips are dyed, but the purple is natural.
* NaiveEverygirl: Molly. Stephanie and Julia have shades of this, and Christine could become this when she gets older.
* {{Narm}}: Many examples in-universe:
** Esmeralda crying that she can't handle DownerEnding fics because her hamster jumped out the window when she was seven.
** Any of Cassie's "issue" fics are seen this way by the other socks due to her use of rape and homophobia as dramatic devices.
** Anytime Patrick tries to get attention for himself by screaming about all the bad things that happen to him...that he either [[AssholeVictim deserves]] or is [[WoundedGazelleGambit lying about]].
** Emily's constant whining about her mean oppressive parents and love for Riku.
* NauseaFuel: In-universe, several examples: Missy's stench, Lucy's idiocy, fanfics written by Gordon, Esmeralda and Rod, Patrick's entire mindset and behavior.
* NeverMyFault: ''Esmeralda''. Also Angela after she and Essie managed to drive Syrius into a suicidal episode.
* NoPunctuationPeriod: lucy just lucy
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: None of the socks seem to age. Most notably, Lucy was first introduced in June 2006, and yet after so many years, she's never even turned 14.
* NotHelpingYourCase: This has gotten Trisha and Essie into trouble quite a few times.
* OcularGushers: Patrick, to the point of ''ridiculous''.
* OddFriendship: Hyperactive Sue and cynical Hannah.
** Possibly Ralph and Hannah too.
* OfficialCouple: Ralph/Molly, Kevin/Margot, Tori/Jeb, Sue/Becky. As for Kristan/Morgan, we're just waiting for them to come out and admit it outright.
* TheOjou: Subverted with Lily: she looks and acts the part well, but isn't super rich and lots of her cash comes from her work at the family store.
* PaleSkinnedBrunette: Chastity as an Asian variation, Cassie, Maya, Lily.
* PantyShot: Trisha, constantly.
* PeekABangs: Syrius's bangs cover his right eye, while Morgan's hair tends to hide her entire face.
* PermaStubble: Gordon.
* PetTheDog: Cassie has her better moments, when she's not being a snooty elitist: she treats Syrius (and sometimes, Sue) rather well and is the proud owner of several pet bunnies. A more shocking example is Missy praising Josephine's daughter Catherine after noticing the girl's rebellious streak.
* PetitePride: Karen uses her flat chest to her advantage, since she can cosplay guys ''very'' easily because of her small boobs.
* ThePigPen: Missy takes this to a nauseating extreme and is quite proud to do so.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Ralph and Karen. When asked if they're a couple, they're grossed out. Molly and Syrius are this as well, in a KindredSpirits sense.
* [[FatAndProud Plump And Proud]]: Alyssia.
* ThePollyanna: Mary Ellen is a parody/deconstruction.
* ProperLady - YamatoNadeshiko: Maya mixes this with GranolaGirl. Lily plays it straighter. Julia has some shades of this as well despite her young age. This is what Esmeralda wants to be. Problem is, she's way too melodramatic and narrowminded to be one.
* PsychoLesbian: Missy's made some rather suggestively deranged comments towards several of the female socks, most notably Essie and Trisha. [[http://fandomwar.dreamwidth.org/3225.html?thread=194713#cmt194713 And then this happened]].
* PsychoticSmirk: Morgan.
* PunnyName: Lots of these.
* RapePortrayedAsRedemption: Subverted with Trisha; after anonymouse Alexa went way too far in fighting her off, Trisha was quite broken for a while...unfortunately, when she bounced back she decided to hate on ''all'' lesbians.
* RealMenWearPink: Mark is gonna squee over fluffy romances, worship cute characters, pick flowers and there's not a damn thing anyone can do to discourage him. Chris is a variant of the Real Men Still Love Disney kind.
* RealWomenNeverWearDresses: In-universe, Missy acts as though the very existence of pink, lace and women being anything less than 100% BadAss Action Girls is out to make the women's movement fall down and go boom. Trisha also has a hate-on for characters like [[CodeGeass Shirley]], [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Orihime]], [[FinalFantasyVII Aeris]], [[FireEmblem Ninian, Priscilla, Natasha]], etc.
* ReallyGetsAround: Maxie, Joe and Tuxedo Skank Man.
* RedheadsAreUncool: Red-haired Molly is considered a dweeby loser among her peers and certain sockpuppets. Stephanie is implied to have this problem, too, when she was younger, as did Janet. Heather is literally carrot-topped and is implied to be something of an outcast among her peers. Finally, this is the reason Trisha bleaches her hair and was beyond traumatized when Maxie and Julia dyed it red as a revenge ploy.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Subverted by Syrius, who quickly turned out to be a gentle boy who's only a danger to himself.
* {{Retcon}}: Joe was 21 during his first appearances, later his age was changed to 19. Possibly Molly, Julia and Syrius's friendship (they met for the first time on the comms during Molly and Syrius's intro threads, but it was later revealed they went to the same school and were classmates. Though to be fair, it could've been a case of "oh, so you and my classmate are one and the same?! Who knew!") Lastly, Becky was originally Alexi the mun, who would go on hiatus and return years later. When she created Becky as an homage to her younger self, the socks treated Becky as if that had always been her name.
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Molly and Julia. Kristan and Morgan are also this ''[[LesYay at the very least]]'', if not a flat-out OfficialCouple.
* RootingForTheEmpire: In-universe: Kristan and Morgan's obsessive worship of villains certainly cuts it, but Kristan [[http://community.livejournal.com/sockwar/41486.html?thread=1013518#t1013518 once took it a step further]], to the disgust of several.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Maxie
* SelectiveEnforcement: Sort of. The sane socks don't exactly get away with murder, but people come down a ''lot'' harder on socks like Rod, Missy, Josie and Gordon than ones like Margot, Ralph, Joe and Christine no matter what the circumstances are.
* SelectiveObliviousness: Good grief, '''''Lucy!'''''
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Syrius and either Ralph or Joe.
* ShadowArchetype: Patrick is this to James, Trisha is this to Candy, Essie is this to Lily and Heather is this to Molly.
* SharedUnusualTrait: Kevin and his mother Marion. While it doesn't symbolize anything special, it's interesting to know that Kevin's eyes is reversed from his mother. They both have one eye blue and the other a shade of amber.
* ShipSinking: Possibly deliberately invoked by Missy. The general reaction to her [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale sexual assault of Esmeralda]] was generally [[DudeNotFunny disgust and horror]], and since then people have backed off on the jokes about pairing the two. Since Missy flew into a rage anytime someone shipped her with Esmeralda...
* ShipTease: ''Everywhere!''
* ShowerOfAngst: Syrius is rather fond of this trope
* ShrinkingViolet: Christine, Nancy, Molly.
* ShutUpHannibal: People love to whip this one out on the nastier socks.
* SiblingYinYang: Ralph and Janet, Gordon and Lucy, Tuxedo Wank Man and Tuxedo Skank Man.
** NotSoDifferent: Gordon and Lucy may have different personalities and temperaments, but when it comes down to it they're both just as delusional and stubborn about their favorite fictional dudes.
* SickeninglySweethearts: Esmeralda and Tuxedo Wank Man, BIG TIME.
* SingleIssueWonk:
** Cassie will go from calm and pleasant to frothing rage if you so much as ''mention'' protagonist characters like Aang or Usagi.
** Don't try to convince Ralph that manga is better than anime.
*** Even worse, just look at his sister, his girlfriend and/or Syrius wrong. He may forgive you in regards to anime and manga, but if you threaten anyone he cares for, [[UnstoppableRage things will get BAD.]]
** Hannah is somewhat hypocritical when it comes to character defence and bashing; while she's extremely protective of most female characters, she's a hell of a lot harder on male ones, and there's a select few guys that she hates to ''vicious'' degrees. She's ''very'' aware of her own faults, though.
** Don't try to tell Heather she's overly invested in her ships and favorite characters. You'll never convince her that Hitomi was wrong to confess to Kyosuke, or that Tharja's a good person despite her bad parenting.
* SingleTear: Syrius's trademark.
* SlapSlapKiss: People ''love'' to try to invoke this with bickering pairs such as Missy and Esmeralda or Trisha, Rod and Lucy, Percival and Sandy, Cassie and Martina, and Gordon and Missy. Rod and Sailor Bimbo are a canon variant; he does the kissing (or tries to) and she does the slapping.
* SmallGirlBigGun: Petite Julia can lift ''[[ThrowTheBookAtThem bookshelves]]'' when properly angered.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: Bridget
* SmugSnake: Bridget, Zacharias, Trisha, Cassie in her worse moments. Esmeralda tries to be this and sucks at it.
* SoapBoxSadie: Cassie, Alyssia to a lesser extent.
* SocialDarwinist: Gordon thinks only BIG BAD MANLY MEN are worthy and everyone else deserves abuse and punishment for being "weak", though he subverts the trope by being rather pathetic and weak himself. Missy is a female version whose idea of "helping" the softer socks toughen up is bullying them to tears - if they don't kick her in the face first, that is.
* SockPuppet: Obviously!
* SparklingStreamOfTears: Kristan and Essie.
* SpoiledSweet: Maya is hinted to be from a rather rich family, but she's not snobbish or anything.
* {{Squick}}: In-universe reaction to Patrick asserting that mpreg can/should someday be a reality.
* StopHavingFunGuys: In-universe: Stuart is the epitome of this. Bridget is a variation on this substituting fandom and character popularity for game techniques, and so is Lily to a lesser extent. Newcomer Zach is this when it comes to following canon.
* StrawFeminist: Missy. Just goddamn ''Missy''.
* StrawMisogynist: Fucking ''Gordon''.
* StrawmanHasAPoint: In-universe, Mila, Cassie and Zach often have valid points buried under their self-righteous entitled elitism, which are usually acknowledged by the sane socks even when they're telling them off for being pretentious douchebags.
* SupremeChef: Surprisingly, Ralph is an ''excellent'' cook. Specially in regards to [[TrademarkFavoriteFood pizza]], salads and fruit-based drinks. Julia's pretty good in the kitchen, too.
* [[LittleGirlsKickShins Teenage Boys Kick Shins]]: Mark prefers this method of dealing with bullies and other annoying people.
* TestosteronePoisoning: Gordon tries to be the very image of MANLINESS!!! but tends to fail miserably.
* TakeThat: Pretty much all the "bad" socks are over the top mockeries of the creators' most hated FanDumb cliches.
* TalkingAnimal: Mittens
* TeamMom: Janet, Lily, ''maybe'' Hannah. Marion is the literal version of this trope.
* TeensAreMonsters: Played straight with Trisha, Missy, Rod, Patrick, Monica, Emily and Michelle; subverted with Margot, Karen, Molly, Julia, Syrius, and Mark. Sue, Ralph and Nancy vary depending on several factors, mainly whether or not someone pisses them off.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Missy is the ONLY one allowed to harass Trisha. Got it? Would be considered HypocriticalHeartwarming if not for, well, [[JerkAss Missy]].
* ThreeAmigos: Molly, Julia and Syrius.
* ThrowTheBookAtThem: Janet. Or the ''bookshelf'', if we talk about Julia.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Karen and either Janet or Nancy.
* TraumaticHaircut: Maxie and Julia teamed up to dye Trisha's hair bright red after she pulled a particularly nasty stunt on Molly and Syrius.
* {{Troperiffic}}
* {{Tsundere}}: Hannah and Cassie (Type A), Karen and Alyssia (Type B)
* UnholyMatrimony: Morgan and Kristan like to try to invoke this.
* UnrequitedTragicMaiden: Molly was briefly one for Syrius before she fell in love with Ralph. Ironically, this places Syrius in the same role, as he had feelings for her but never thought to own up to them until it was too late. Averted with Julia, who's currently implied to have some affection for Syrius but is perfectly content just being his friend.
** Heather's favorite character types are these, and she's one herself.
* UnusualEuphemism: Stuart likes to refer to sex as "leveling up".
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Maxie remembers when Gordon was a little angel. Kind of hard to imagine considering what he is [[{{Jerkass}} these]] [[HeManWomanHater days]].
* ValleyGirl: Trisha, which is like, totally ironic considering she prides herself on being like, soooo trendy and totally with the program and all.
* VillainousCrossdresser: Missy. According to her, the only good thing about men are the clothes they get to wear.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Tori for Jeb, Lune for Mittens, Morgan for Kristan. Julia is potentially this for Syrius, and Margot is quick to defend her boyfriend Kevin.
* VomitDiscretionShot: Syrius, when he ran off to be sick over the reveal of "Fanon Duo"'s true self.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Rod constantly makes like he's puking over the idea of yaoi. Mittens has done this a lot, too, much to the disgust of others.
* {{Wangst}}: Patrick and Emily, in huge amounts in-universe. Also Heather, but to a slightly lesser degree.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Alyssia's anti-character bashing crusade.
* WheelchairWoobie: James, in-universe.
* WhenYouComingHomeDad: Heather, who laments not being allowed to travel with her dad after the divorce. Jeb is also a milder case; Ronald's a great father, but is an accomplished doctor who spends a lot of time away from home.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Syrius occasionally wears skirts and dresses.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Gordon and rabbits, Lucy and frogs, Missy and penguins. Nancy, meanwhile, has a more serious phobia; due to past trauma, she can't stand to be inside cars.
* WifeBasherBasher: Do not ''ever'' look at a girl Ralph cares for wrong.
* WindmillCrusader: Dear lord, ''Essie''!
* WindmillPolitical: Cassie is this when it comes to {{Fanservice}}, convinced that a female character in a bikini is tantamount to the industry trying to shut down feminism as a whole. Missy was a heavier version of this before she switched to flat-out misandry and bullying.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: 13 years old Margot's parents pretty much raised her into this. Julia is quite mature for her age, too.
* TheWoobie: In-universe: Syrius, Molly, Nancy and Christine. Patrick is a deconstruction of this.
** JerkassWoobie: In-universe, a lot of socks felt sorry for Trisha after Alexa raped her, despite wanting to punt her in the head normally.
* WorldOfBadass: Milos insists every single canon ought to be stuffed with epic fight scenes, giant mecha, ''draco''-mechas, everyone kicking some form of ass every five minutes and crossovers between canons of varying badassery. Also lots of hot chicks and lesbians.
* WoundedGazelleGambit: Patrick and Esmeralda are especially fond of this.
* {{Yandere}}/CuteAndPsycho: Nancy loves this character type and happens to be quite CuteAndPsycho herself.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Hannah and Margot, literally.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Nancy. Karen uses the hotpants + socks variation if she feels girlish enough.

to:

What originated as a set of Livejournal communities based on the parodying of {{Shipping}} wars and other fandom kerfluffles and evolved into a quasi-RP when a few creators...put a bit too much into their sockpuppets. This led to the creation of a third community and then a wiki (which sadly died of spam).

* [[http://shipwar.dreamwidth.org/ Shipwar]]
* [[http://fandomwar.dreamwidth.org/ Fandomwar]]
* [[http://sockwar.dreamwidth.org/ Sockwars]]

The socks are a group of random fans, based on a wide range of stereotypes and ranging from preteen schoolgirls to thirty-something [[HouseWife housewives]], all living in a safehouse of epic madness. Whether they're fighting over fandoms, engaging in ShipToShipCombat and character wars or walking in on each other in the showers, there's always some kind of drama to be had. Throughout the comms' run, the socks have formed friendships, romantic relationships, rivalries and reluctant alliances. Oh, and they have a talking cat.

The comms aren't ''all'' about the sockpuppets and their adventures, though. Before the comms took on a roleplay-esque premise, people would post whatever caught their fancy and start fake wanks for fun. The comms still do this, just not as much as they used to. Some of the funnier shipping wars have involved [[SnakesOnAPlane SnakesxPlane]] vs [[WeeblAndBob SnakexBadger]], [[{{Pokemon}} Mudkips]], various food combinations, and [[DaydreamBeliever Snape's Wives, Mrs. Sephiroth and Link's Queen]] [[LesYay having an orgy.]]

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!!Provides Examples Of:

* ACupAngst: Heather. In a weird inversion, Lucy angsts about ''losing'' her A-cups and growing "horrible lumpy things like the grown-up girls".
* AbhorrentAdmirer: William to Chastity, Patrick to Gordon, Rod to Sailor Bimbo. Ashlii was this to Joe before she moved on to Zacharias.
* AerithAndBob: Syrius, you have a really strange name compared with most of the other socks.
* AllIssuesArePoliticalIssues: Cassie and Mila are fond of dropping this anvil on pretty much everything.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Poor Syrius. The worst part is, Molly ''did'' have feelings for him but never went for it due to her worries that he might not return them.
* AllMenArePerverts: Rod and Milos
* AlphaBitch: Trisha.
* AnimeHair: Tons of it.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: People pity Alyssia when they find out she's related to Patrick.
* ArtificialLimbs: Stella, with both her right arm and leg.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Josie's list of "filthy, horrible fandom trends" goes as follows - incest, rape, paedophilia, violence and ''broccoli''.
** Milos's idea of marrying "unnatural couples" in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' include making "a bunnyboy marry a dragon chick who liked torturin' him for kicks, a dark sorceress marry th' incarnation'a her fell god, a whiny dope with a stick up his bum marry a chick with rage issues 'cause he gets off on her tellin' him where he can shove his whinin', an' ''[[GirlOnGirlIsHot Maribelle]] [[HetIsEw marry a man]]''."
* AssholeVictim: Anytime one of the nastier socks gets hurt or humiliated or screwed over in any way, you can't help cheering. (With the exception of the Alexa-Trisha rape, of course)
* AttentionWhore: A lot of the socks have tendencies but the straightest examples are Esmeralda, Patrick, Trisha and Emily.
* BerserkButton: Just about all the socks have at least one.
** Do ''not'' bash characters around Alyssia, or even ''look'' at James wrong.
** Do not bash ''female'' characters around Hannah.
** Don't mention Code Geass cosplay in front of Chastity if your names are Morgan and Kristan.
** Don't threaten someone Ralph cares for if you're within his earshot range.
** Maxie and Maya are VERY protective of their artworks.
** Cassie ''hates'' it when people compare her to Creator/CoriFalls, or even worse, ''call'' her "Cori" to make fun of or insult her. Also, don't mock other people's legitimate triggers and issues around her. You will regret it.
** Don't call Trisha fat or by her full name unless you enjoy having beauty products thrown at you.
** Want to make stuck-up Bridget lose her cool? Belittle the marriage she so proudly waves around like a status symbol.
** Do ''not'' upset or threaten Jeb in front of Tori, and ''especially'' don't invade his personal space if he's told you to stop (we're looking at you, Patrick and Rod!)
** Do not slutshame Maxie. She's damn proud to be an openly sexual being, thank you very much.
** Do not misuse the word "trigger" in Nancy's prescence if you value your life. Also, if your name is Trisha and you give Heather a bad time, prepare to be destroyed.
** Do not accuse Sailor Bimbo of being heterosexual or a fake lesbian. It will not be pretty.
** Don't do anything wrong towards any of the LeRoy children. [[MamaBear Marion]] with be after you. And if it's Lionel you're after? Pray that Kevin, Margot and/or Noël doesn't join her.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Even the calmest, sweetest socks can be horribly upset at times.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Age-reversed with Ralph, who is rabidly protective of his ''older'' sister Janet. Played straight with Joe, who is easily ticked off by anyone who so much as ''looks'' at his younger sister Kate the wrong way.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Esmeralda. She plays innocent and claims to be a pure, proper lady, but is capable of saying some ''very'' nasty and hurtful things to the other socks. Also Angela, who acts like a weepy and pious nun but is capable of being a malicious victim-blamer with no remorse for hurting anyone who dares to disagree with her.
* BlindWithoutEm: Maxie and especially Nancy.
* BlondesAreEvil: Out of all the blonde socks in the bunch, Chris, Christine, and Stella are the only ones who aren't a pushy asshole or a spineless whiner.
* BoisterousBruiser: Ralph, Stuart, Joe.
* {{Bokukko}}: Karen, a CosplayOtakuGirl who also makes a quite convincing {{Bifauxnen}}. Margot could fit in as well. (See MoeMoe below)
* BracesOfOrthodonticOverkill: Averted; Julia recently got traditional braces, but she doesn't need the headgear.
* BreakTheCutie: Nancy and Syrius come pre-broken. Played straighter with Molly.
* BreakTheHaughty: Played for laughs with Esmeralda and Zacharias, but played seriously when [[http://fandomwar.dreamwidth.org/5925.html?thread=528421#cmt528421 Cassie's issues were finally brought to light]].
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Julia and Syrius are a platonic version of this.
* BrotherSisterTeam: Mila and Milos, Ralph and Janet.
* BullyHunter: Julia, Alyssia, Maxie, Margot and Candy. Ralph is this ''and'' a WifeBasherBasher.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Janet is a straight A college student and quite the CloudCuckooLander sometimes.
* ButtMonkey: A lot of the more irritating socks are this trope due to the equally proportionate number of sane socks who won't put up with their bullshit. Unfortunately, some of the sane socks get this treatment as well now and then.
* CatsAreMean and CuteKitten: Mittens can be a real asshole when he feels like it, but when he's in deredere mode he can be pretty adorable.
* CharacterDevelopment: Quite a few of the socks, most notably Sue (formerly a pastiche of every annoying FanDumb type) and Maxie (who used to ''only'' think about sex and porn).
* CharacterExaggeration: Many socks have had ''this'' happen to them, too. For example, Missy's misandrist StrawFeminist streak has gotten much more emphasis, while [[CharacterizationMarchesOn Lucy originally wasn't in such denial about her favourite bishies suffering and doing bad things]].
* ClingyJealousGirl: Trisha to Ralph, Lucy to every bishounen she fancies, Patrick to Gordon, Ashlii to Zacharias
* CloudCuckoolander: Janet, Steve and Dave. Lucy is an ''obnoxious'' version.
* ClusterFBomb: Try counting the number of comments where Gordon ''doesn't'' drop this. Missy's pretty bad about it, too. And when in a bad mood, Ralph also slips into this cathegory.
* Administrivia/ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike: The socks' ''raison d'etre''.
* CoolBigSis: Maxie, with her friend-with-benefits Joe being a Cool Big Bro. Karen views Alyssia as her CoolBigSis, too.
* CoolLoser: Molly
* CosplayOtakuGirl: Karen, Chastity. Ralph is a male version.
* CryIntoChest: Syrius has a habit of crying into the chests of women and older men.
* [[HotLibrarian Cute Librarian]]: Janet
* DaddysGirl: Heather, despite hardly ever getting to ''see'' her globe-trotting father. See WhenYouComingHomeDad
* DamselScrappy: In-universe: Patrick and Essie, ''good lord Patrick and Essie''.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Rod, all the damn time. Maxie also goes on dates with Rosie Tipps sometimes.
* DaydreamBeliever: Lucy, Emily and Patrick, to almost sickening levels
* DeadpanSnarker: Aesa
* DefrostingIceQueen: Hannah, Cassie, and Olivia. Percival could count as a male version.
* DemotedToExtra: If there's a meta post with most of the characters, Christine and Olivia ''will'' be left off of the first version.
* DieForOurShip: In-universe, this is pretty much how Shipwar started
* DistaffCounterpart: Missy to Gordon, Molly to Syrius, Olivia to Percival.
* DistressedDamsel: Esmeralda and Angela try to act like these, despite being quite the evil villains themselves at times.
* DoesNotLikeMen: If you're a male in Missy's presence, self-defense is crucial.
* {{Dojikko}}: Sue and Maxie, though the latter's can mostly be chalked up to her love of stiletto heels...
* DoNotCallMePaul: Fandom Cat used to go into hissy fits whenever anyone called him Mittens. He's cooled down about this a little, but still hates it. Also, don't call Trisha by her full name or she'll throw a bitch fit. Calling Tori by ''her'' full name will also result in a crapload of anger.
* DramaQueen: Esmeralda, Angela, Patrick and Kristan.
* DramaticGasp: Kristan, Angela, Josie and Esmeralda are good at this.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Jeb was mistaken for a girl when he first showed up.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Sue, Essie and Missy's earlier posts. Sue used to preach about canon before Essie was created, Essie used to preach about feminism before Missy was created, and Missy was slightly more laid back.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Morgan
* EmbarrassingFirstName: Syrius and [[strike:Patricia]] Trisha.
* EmoTeen: Syrius, although [[TheWoobie he's likable]]. [[TheScrappy Patrick]], [[{{Wangst}} not]] [[HeManWomanHater so]] [[WoundedGazelleGambit much]]. Heather's somewhere between, and Molly sometimes falls into this on a bad day.
* EntendreFailure: Happens a LOT with Lucy.
* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Rod Has Standards]]: Yes, even the scruffy porn freak who sleeps on sticky sheets and only washes his hair once a week thinks Missy needs to take a shower.
** [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Rabid Fans Have Standards]]: Even the Juri-worshipping Shiori detractor Heather does ''not'' like Ruka. Or rather, she wanted to before he tried to force himself on Juri. After that...she didn't even care when he died.
* EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs: Hannah and her white headband, though she's much more "pretty" than "cute". Karen also uses headbands if she feels girly enough. Heather invokes this trope with her feather hairclip, which she feels plain and ugly without. Becky with her [[NiceHat Nice Hello Kitty Hat]] probably counts, too.
* {{Expy}}: Tori, Jeb, Elise and Jiro are all alternate versions of their mun's original characters of the same names.
* TheFaceless: Subverted; Joe's sister Kate, Chastity's boyfriend Anton-Klaus, Mitten's girlfriend Lune and Julia's stalker Howie do make appearances, but they lack journals. Played straight with Beth, Janet and Ralph's other sister.
* FanDumb: In-universe, the very fuel these comms run on.
* {{Fanservice}} and FetishFuel: So, SO much.
* FieryRedhead: Maxie, Ralph and Tuxedo Skank Man. Subverted by the even-tempered Janet, sweet as pie Stephanie and shy, quiet Molly. Averted by the timid Jiro.
* FragileFlower: Patrick, Essie and Lucy are overblown parodies of this trope. Played straight with Syrius, however. It's about half and half with Heather.
* FriendsRentControl: We never know who's paying the rent on the safehouse...
* FriendsWithBenefits: Joe and Maxie.
* TheFundamentalist: Maylene and Angela (Christian variant), Monica and Kristan (non-Christian variant)
* GagBoobs: Maxie. Subverted with Angela, who is deeply and predictably ashamed of her D-cups.
* {{Gasshole}}: Rod likes to fart on the more prudish socks in response to their bitching. Or just for fun. Mittens is known to kitty-fart on people now and then.
* GenkiGirl: Sue and Becky
* GenreSavvy: The saner socks are aware of the consequences of their fannish behaviors and try to use them to their advantage.
* GirlishPigtails: Sue
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Rod and Milos sure think so.
* GirlWithPsychoWeapon: Parodied with Sue, Maxie, Julia, Hannah and Becky (fish, dildos, bookshelves, mop and frying pan, respectively). Ralph is a male version with his basketball. Played somewhat straighter with Tori and her gun.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Trisha and Stephanie.
* GranolaGirl: Maya, a bit.
* GroinAttack: Gordon ''and'' Missy have both been on the receiving ends of this. But to be fair, they deserve it. Rod's gotten a few of these as well.
* HeManWomanHater: Gordy and Patrick.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Ralph with Molly, Joe with Maxie and Stephanie.
* HetIsEw: Monica believes heterosexuality will kill the gay rights movement, and let's not go into Patrick and Rod's psychotic levels of hatred for it. And then, there's Sailor Bimbo...
* HeteronormativeCrusader: Maylene, Josie and Angela. Essie might as well be a lite version (she doesn't outwardly condemn homosexuals and transsexuals, but she's a stickler for "traditional values" and loudly decries Maxie's shameless, sexy attitude as "disgusting").
* HiddenDepths: Cassie's revealed quite a few of them since her initial appearance.
* HippieTeacher: What Maya wants to be.
* HollywoodAtheist: Monica.
* HopelessSuitor: Zacharias is becoming this for Esmeralda, if his strikethroughs and belittling of Tuxedo Wank Man are anything to go by. One might feel sorry for him if he wasn't [[StopHavingFunGuys such a pretentious twat]].
* HotBlooded: Ralph is a Cosplay Otaku Boy with a ''serious'' case of NoIndoorVoice. Stuart is also pretty hotblooded, though [[StopHavingFunGuys he's also rather annoying]].
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Ralph is over 6'0 tall, so has these dynamics with ''any'' female he gets along with - specially his sisters, his best friend Karen and his girlfriend Molly. Joe and Sue are a platonic version of this.
* HypeAversion: In-universe, Bridget instantly loses respect for anyone who likes anything popular... not that anyone ''wants'' her respect in the first place.
* ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe: Ralph and Molly.
* IconicOutfit: Joe's shockingly bright orange boxer shorts.
* IllBoy: James Wells, Alyssia and Patrick's cousin
* {{Imageboards}}: Stuart ''loves'' 4chan. So does Ralph, though he's less vocal. Joe's fond of it as well.
* TheIngenue: Parodied mercilessly with Esmeralda.
* ItsPopularNowItSucks: In-universe example: [[http://community.livejournal.com/shipwar/106265.html Missy]], big time.
* {{Jerkass}}: Gordon, Rod, Stuart, Trisha and Missy.
* JerkJock: Stuart has definite shades of this. Subverted with Ralph, who looks the part but is much more Jock than Jerk.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: This fits Ralph quite more. Stuart might have the potential for this, as he's not ''as'' terrible as other bad socks. Cassie is starting to become one of these as well; though she can be quite the arrogant bitch where fandom is concerned, she's proven to have some degree of caring and concern for the other socks in times of duress (and according to recent comments, she's taken care of some horribly broken friends in the past). Mila and Milos might also count for these reasons, too.
* KickTheDog: Oh, so many moments from the nasty socks. Some of the more memorable moments include Gordon and Missy ''both'' threatening to rape Syrius and bullying Molly to tears, Patrick faking being raped for attention ''just'' after Trisha's very real and traumatic rape by Alexa, Trisha bragging about how she gave Molly and Syrius's info to her friends, and [[BitchInSheepsClothing Esmeralda]] driving Syrius to self-harm ''twice''.
* KillerRabbit: Janet's chinchilla. Gordon most likely sees Cassie's rabbits this way... and as it so happens, the ''original'' KillerRabbit from ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' is half the reason for his bunny phobia!
* KnifeNut: Nancy.
* KnightTemplarParent: Josephine isn't above ripping up Rod's porn or burning Chris's Disney videos to protect her children from their existence.
* {{Kuudere}}: Cassie is this combined with Type A {{Tsundere}}. Olivia also has shades of this (she's a no-nonsense elitist type, but she showed her soft side in her intro thread while squeeing over Janet's chinchilla).
* LargeHam: Stuart and Ralph. Put these two in the same room [[HamToHamCombat and they'll compete to see who is the loudest of the duo.]]
** Even Esmeralda qualifies, if you think of it; her melodramatic, whiny, shrieking behavior and her PurpleProse-like speech patterns are more than good for the trope.
** Don't forget Sue and Mittens! A hyperactive silly girl on a permanent sugar high and a high-and-mighty talking cat.
* LethalChef: Sue is a variant in that her food is edible, but her in a kitchen equals disaster. Especially if there's fire involved. Tori is a straight example, though.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Syrius.
* LoveableSexManiac: Maxie, who shows us that not all porn freaks are depraved sociopathic assholes.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Crazy and ''in denial'', in the case of Lucy.
* MagicSkirt: Julia.
* [[MayDecemberRomance May September Romance]]: Kevin/Margot. He's 17, she's a really mature 13 years old.
* {{Melodrama}}: Kristan and Essie are VERY good at this.
* MeaningfulName: Margot's username and Chastity. The latter was even lampshaded.
* {{Meganekko}}: Janet, Nancy, Maxie, Stephanie, Sandy.
* MoeCouplet: Ralph (HotBlooded, loud, sporty) and Molly (thoughtful, sweet, shy)
* MisplacedKindergartenTeacher: Well, Mary Ellen ''is'' a kindergarten teacher, but she still tries to force [[{{Pollyanna}} her rosy tinted view of the world]] on socks who are ''way'' older than her students. And a cat who doesn't give a damn either way.
* MsFanservice: Maxie.
* MommyIssues and DaddyIssues:
** Heather does ''not'' get along well with her divorced mother.
*** TheUnfavorite: Sees herself as this.
** Patrick blames his mother for everything wrong in his life, and doesn't get along with his dad.
** Tori's father started neglecting her and her sisters after the death of their mother. It hit her very hard.
** Tuxedo Skank Man, Tuxedo Wank Man and their sister had pretty lousy parents. Only Tuxedo Skank Man managed to come out of it without issues the size of a small planet.
** MyBelovedSmother: The Bennet siblings's mother is pretty much responsible for the way they turned out.
** ParentalAbandonment: There's quite a few Missing Moms and Disappeared Dads.
*** ParentalNeglect: Syrius's parents care very little for his well-being, and it's all but stated that Rod and Ashlii are latchkey kids.
* MoralEventHorizon: In-universe, Angela and Esmeralda's recent driving of Syrius to a breakdown is being treated this way. Gordon and Missy ''live'' on the other side of this, and Patrick's come to visit them several times.
* MulticolouredHair: Syrius. The black tips are dyed, but the purple is natural.
* NaiveEverygirl: Molly. Stephanie and Julia have shades of this, and Christine could become this when she gets older.
* {{Narm}}: Many examples in-universe:
** Esmeralda crying that she can't handle DownerEnding fics because her hamster jumped out the window when she was seven.
** Any of Cassie's "issue" fics are seen this way by the other socks due to her use of rape and homophobia as dramatic devices.
** Anytime Patrick tries to get attention for himself by screaming about all the bad things that happen to him...that he either [[AssholeVictim deserves]] or is [[WoundedGazelleGambit lying about]].
** Emily's constant whining about her mean oppressive parents and love for Riku.
* NauseaFuel: In-universe, several examples: Missy's stench, Lucy's idiocy, fanfics written by Gordon, Esmeralda and Rod, Patrick's entire mindset and behavior.
* NeverMyFault: ''Esmeralda''. Also Angela after she and Essie managed to drive Syrius into a suicidal episode.
* NoPunctuationPeriod: lucy just lucy
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: None of the socks seem to age. Most notably, Lucy was first introduced in June 2006, and yet after so many years, she's never even turned 14.
* NotHelpingYourCase: This has gotten Trisha and Essie into trouble quite a few times.
* OcularGushers: Patrick, to the point of ''ridiculous''.
* OddFriendship: Hyperactive Sue and cynical Hannah.
** Possibly Ralph and Hannah too.
* OfficialCouple: Ralph/Molly, Kevin/Margot, Tori/Jeb, Sue/Becky. As for Kristan/Morgan, we're just waiting for them to come out and admit it outright.
* TheOjou: Subverted with Lily: she looks and acts the part well, but isn't super rich and lots of her cash comes from her work at the family store.
* PaleSkinnedBrunette: Chastity as an Asian variation, Cassie, Maya, Lily.
* PantyShot: Trisha, constantly.
* PeekABangs: Syrius's bangs cover his right eye, while Morgan's hair tends to hide her entire face.
* PermaStubble: Gordon.
* PetTheDog: Cassie has her better moments, when she's not being a snooty elitist: she treats Syrius (and sometimes, Sue) rather well and is the proud owner of several pet bunnies. A more shocking example is Missy praising Josephine's daughter Catherine after noticing the girl's rebellious streak.
* PetitePride: Karen uses her flat chest to her advantage, since she can cosplay guys ''very'' easily because of her small boobs.
* ThePigPen: Missy takes this to a nauseating extreme and is quite proud to do so.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Ralph and Karen. When asked if they're a couple, they're grossed out. Molly and Syrius are this as well, in a KindredSpirits sense.
* [[FatAndProud Plump And Proud]]: Alyssia.
* ThePollyanna: Mary Ellen is a parody/deconstruction.
* ProperLady - YamatoNadeshiko: Maya mixes this with GranolaGirl. Lily plays it straighter. Julia has some shades of this as well despite her young age. This is what Esmeralda wants to be. Problem is, she's way too melodramatic and narrowminded to be one.
* PsychoLesbian: Missy's made some rather suggestively deranged comments towards several of the female socks, most notably Essie and Trisha. [[http://fandomwar.dreamwidth.org/3225.html?thread=194713#cmt194713 And then this happened]].
* PsychoticSmirk: Morgan.
* PunnyName: Lots of these.
* RapePortrayedAsRedemption: Subverted with Trisha; after anonymouse Alexa went way too far in fighting her off, Trisha was quite broken for a while...unfortunately, when she bounced back she decided to hate on ''all'' lesbians.
* RealMenWearPink: Mark is gonna squee over fluffy romances, worship cute characters, pick flowers and there's not a damn thing anyone can do to discourage him. Chris is a variant of the Real Men Still Love Disney kind.
* RealWomenNeverWearDresses: In-universe, Missy acts as though the very existence of pink, lace and women being anything less than 100% BadAss Action Girls is out to make the women's movement fall down and go boom. Trisha also has a hate-on for characters like [[CodeGeass Shirley]], [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Orihime]], [[FinalFantasyVII Aeris]], [[FireEmblem Ninian, Priscilla, Natasha]], etc.
* ReallyGetsAround: Maxie, Joe and Tuxedo Skank Man.
* RedheadsAreUncool: Red-haired Molly is considered a dweeby loser among her peers and certain sockpuppets. Stephanie is implied to have this problem, too, when she was younger, as did Janet. Heather is literally carrot-topped and is implied to be something of an outcast among her peers. Finally, this is the reason Trisha bleaches her hair and was beyond traumatized when Maxie and Julia dyed it red as a revenge ploy.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Subverted by Syrius, who quickly turned out to be a gentle boy who's only a danger to himself.
* {{Retcon}}: Joe was 21 during his first appearances, later his age was changed to 19. Possibly Molly, Julia and Syrius's friendship (they met for the first time on the comms during Molly and Syrius's intro threads, but it was later revealed they went to the same school and were classmates. Though to be fair, it could've been a case of "oh, so you and my classmate are one and the same?! Who knew!") Lastly, Becky was originally Alexi the mun, who would go on hiatus and return years later. When she created Becky as an homage to her younger self, the socks treated Becky as if that had always been her name.
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Molly and Julia. Kristan and Morgan are also this ''[[LesYay at the very least]]'', if not a flat-out OfficialCouple.
* RootingForTheEmpire: In-universe: Kristan and Morgan's obsessive worship of villains certainly cuts it, but Kristan [[http://community.livejournal.com/sockwar/41486.html?thread=1013518#t1013518 once took it a step further]], to the disgust of several.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Maxie
* SelectiveEnforcement: Sort of. The sane socks don't exactly get away with murder, but people come down a ''lot'' harder on socks like Rod, Missy, Josie and Gordon than ones like Margot, Ralph, Joe and Christine no matter what the circumstances are.
* SelectiveObliviousness: Good grief, '''''Lucy!'''''
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Syrius and either Ralph or Joe.
* ShadowArchetype: Patrick is this to James, Trisha is this to Candy, Essie is this to Lily and Heather is this to Molly.
* SharedUnusualTrait: Kevin and his mother Marion. While it doesn't symbolize anything special, it's interesting to know that Kevin's eyes is reversed from his mother. They both have one eye blue and the other a shade of amber.
* ShipSinking: Possibly deliberately invoked by Missy. The general reaction to her [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale sexual assault of Esmeralda]] was generally [[DudeNotFunny disgust and horror]], and since then people have backed off on the jokes about pairing the two. Since Missy flew into a rage anytime someone shipped her with Esmeralda...
* ShipTease: ''Everywhere!''
* ShowerOfAngst: Syrius is rather fond of this trope
* ShrinkingViolet: Christine, Nancy, Molly.
* ShutUpHannibal: People love to whip this one out on the nastier socks.
* SiblingYinYang: Ralph and Janet, Gordon and Lucy, Tuxedo Wank Man and Tuxedo Skank Man.
** NotSoDifferent: Gordon and Lucy may have different personalities and temperaments, but when it comes down to it they're both just as delusional and stubborn about their favorite fictional dudes.
* SickeninglySweethearts: Esmeralda and Tuxedo Wank Man, BIG TIME.
* SingleIssueWonk:
** Cassie will go from calm and pleasant to frothing rage if you so much as ''mention'' protagonist characters like Aang or Usagi.
** Don't try to convince Ralph that manga is better than anime.
*** Even worse, just look at his sister, his girlfriend and/or Syrius wrong. He may forgive you in regards to anime and manga, but if you threaten anyone he cares for, [[UnstoppableRage things will get BAD.]]
** Hannah is somewhat hypocritical when it comes to character defence and bashing; while she's extremely protective of most female characters, she's a hell of a lot harder on male ones, and there's a select few guys that she hates to ''vicious'' degrees. She's ''very'' aware of her own faults, though.
** Don't try to tell Heather she's overly invested in her ships and favorite characters. You'll never convince her that Hitomi was wrong to confess to Kyosuke, or that Tharja's a good person despite her bad parenting.
* SingleTear: Syrius's trademark.
* SlapSlapKiss: People ''love'' to try to invoke this with bickering pairs such as Missy and Esmeralda or Trisha, Rod and Lucy, Percival and Sandy, Cassie and Martina, and Gordon and Missy. Rod and Sailor Bimbo are a canon variant; he does the kissing (or tries to) and she does the slapping.
* SmallGirlBigGun: Petite Julia can lift ''[[ThrowTheBookAtThem bookshelves]]'' when properly angered.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: Bridget
* SmugSnake: Bridget, Zacharias, Trisha, Cassie in her worse moments. Esmeralda tries to be this and sucks at it.
* SoapBoxSadie: Cassie, Alyssia to a lesser extent.
* SocialDarwinist: Gordon thinks only BIG BAD MANLY MEN are worthy and everyone else deserves abuse and punishment for being "weak", though he subverts the trope by being rather pathetic and weak himself. Missy is a female version whose idea of "helping" the softer socks toughen up is bullying them to tears - if they don't kick her in the face first, that is.
* SockPuppet: Obviously!
* SparklingStreamOfTears: Kristan and Essie.
* SpoiledSweet: Maya is hinted to be from a rather rich family, but she's not snobbish or anything.
* {{Squick}}: In-universe reaction to Patrick asserting that mpreg can/should someday be a reality.
* StopHavingFunGuys: In-universe: Stuart is the epitome of this. Bridget is a variation on this substituting fandom and character popularity for game techniques, and so is Lily to a lesser extent. Newcomer Zach is this when it comes to following canon.
* StrawFeminist: Missy. Just goddamn ''Missy''.
* StrawMisogynist: Fucking ''Gordon''.
* StrawmanHasAPoint: In-universe, Mila, Cassie and Zach often have valid points buried under their self-righteous entitled elitism, which are usually acknowledged by the sane socks even when they're telling them off for being pretentious douchebags.
* SupremeChef: Surprisingly, Ralph is an ''excellent'' cook. Specially in regards to [[TrademarkFavoriteFood pizza]], salads and fruit-based drinks. Julia's pretty good in the kitchen, too.
* [[LittleGirlsKickShins Teenage Boys Kick Shins]]: Mark prefers this method of dealing with bullies and other annoying people.
* TestosteronePoisoning: Gordon tries to be the very image of MANLINESS!!! but tends to fail miserably.
* TakeThat: Pretty much all the "bad" socks are over the top mockeries of the creators' most hated FanDumb cliches.
* TalkingAnimal: Mittens
* TeamMom: Janet, Lily, ''maybe'' Hannah. Marion is the literal version of this trope.
* TeensAreMonsters: Played straight with Trisha, Missy, Rod, Patrick, Monica, Emily and Michelle; subverted with Margot, Karen, Molly, Julia, Syrius, and Mark. Sue, Ralph and Nancy vary depending on several factors, mainly whether or not someone pisses them off.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Missy is the ONLY one allowed to harass Trisha. Got it? Would be considered HypocriticalHeartwarming if not for, well, [[JerkAss Missy]].
* ThreeAmigos: Molly, Julia and Syrius.
* ThrowTheBookAtThem: Janet. Or the ''bookshelf'', if we talk about Julia.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Karen and either Janet or Nancy.
* TraumaticHaircut: Maxie and Julia teamed up to dye Trisha's hair bright red after she pulled a particularly nasty stunt on Molly and Syrius.
* {{Troperiffic}}
* {{Tsundere}}: Hannah and Cassie (Type A), Karen and Alyssia (Type B)
* UnholyMatrimony: Morgan and Kristan like to try to invoke this.
* UnrequitedTragicMaiden: Molly was briefly one for Syrius before she fell in love with Ralph. Ironically, this places Syrius in the same role, as he had feelings for her but never thought to own up to them until it was too late. Averted with Julia, who's currently implied to have some affection for Syrius but is perfectly content just being his friend.
** Heather's favorite character types are these, and she's one herself.
* UnusualEuphemism: Stuart likes to refer to sex as "leveling up".
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Maxie remembers when Gordon was a little angel. Kind of hard to imagine considering what he is [[{{Jerkass}} these]] [[HeManWomanHater days]].
* ValleyGirl: Trisha, which is like, totally ironic considering she prides herself on being like, soooo trendy and totally with the program and all.
* VillainousCrossdresser: Missy. According to her, the only good thing about men are the clothes they get to wear.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Tori for Jeb, Lune for Mittens, Morgan for Kristan. Julia is potentially this for Syrius, and Margot is quick to defend her boyfriend Kevin.
* VomitDiscretionShot: Syrius, when he ran off to be sick over the reveal of "Fanon Duo"'s true self.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Rod constantly makes like he's puking over the idea of yaoi. Mittens has done this a lot, too, much to the disgust of others.
* {{Wangst}}: Patrick and Emily, in huge amounts in-universe. Also Heather, but to a slightly lesser degree.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Alyssia's anti-character bashing crusade.
* WheelchairWoobie: James, in-universe.
* WhenYouComingHomeDad: Heather, who laments not being allowed to travel with her dad after the divorce. Jeb is also a milder case; Ronald's a great father, but is an accomplished doctor who spends a lot of time away from home.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Syrius occasionally wears skirts and dresses.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Gordon and rabbits, Lucy and frogs, Missy and penguins. Nancy, meanwhile, has a more serious phobia; due to past trauma, she can't stand to be inside cars.
* WifeBasherBasher: Do not ''ever'' look at a girl Ralph cares for wrong.
* WindmillCrusader: Dear lord, ''Essie''!
* WindmillPolitical: Cassie is this when it comes to {{Fanservice}}, convinced that a female character in a bikini is tantamount to the industry trying to shut down feminism as a whole. Missy was a heavier version of this before she switched to flat-out misandry and bullying.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: 13 years old Margot's parents pretty much raised her into this. Julia is quite mature for her age, too.
* TheWoobie: In-universe: Syrius, Molly, Nancy and Christine. Patrick is a deconstruction of this.
** JerkassWoobie: In-universe, a lot of socks felt sorry for Trisha after Alexa raped her, despite wanting to punt her in the head normally.
* WorldOfBadass: Milos insists every single canon ought to be stuffed with epic fight scenes, giant mecha, ''draco''-mechas, everyone kicking some form of ass every five minutes and crossovers between canons of varying badassery. Also lots of hot chicks and lesbians.
* WoundedGazelleGambit: Patrick and Esmeralda are especially fond of this.
* {{Yandere}}/CuteAndPsycho: Nancy loves this character type and happens to be quite CuteAndPsycho herself.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Hannah and Margot, literally.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Nancy. Karen uses the hotpants + socks variation if she feels girlish enough.
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** Do not misuse the word "trigger" in Nancy's prescence if you value your life.

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** Do not misuse the word "trigger" in Nancy's prescence if you value your life. Also, if your name is Trisha and you give Heather a bad time, prepare to be destroyed.
30th Jun '14 3:35:39 PM Sorakh28
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** Don't do anything wrong towards any of the LeRoy children. [[Mama Bear Marion]] with be after you. And if it's Lionel you're after? Pray that Kevin, Margot and/or Noël doesn't join her.

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** Don't do anything wrong towards any of the LeRoy children. [[Mama Bear [[MamaBear Marion]] with be after you. And if it's Lionel you're after? Pray that Kevin, Margot and/or Noël doesn't join her.
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** Don't do anything wrong towards any of the LeRoy children. Mama Bear Marion with be after you. And if it's Lionel you're after? Pray that Kevin, Margot and/or Noël doesn't join her.

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** Don't do anything wrong towards any of the LeRoy children. Mama [[Mama Bear Marion Marion]] with be after you. And if it's Lionel you're after? Pray that Kevin, Margot and/or Noël doesn't join her.
30th Jun '14 3:31:55 PM Sorakh28
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** Don't do anything wrong towards any of the LeRoy children. Mama Bear Marion with be after you. And if it's Lionel you're after? Pray that Kevin, Margot and/or Noël doesn't join her.
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* EmoTeen: Syrius, although [[TheWoobie he's likable]]. [[TheScrappy Patrick]], [[{{Wangst}} not]] [[HeManWomanHater so]] [[WoundedGazelleGambit much]].

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* EmoTeen: Syrius, although [[TheWoobie he's likable]]. [[TheScrappy Patrick]], [[{{Wangst}} not]] [[HeManWomanHater so]] [[WoundedGazelleGambit much]]. Heather's somewhere between, and Molly sometimes falls into this on a bad day.
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* DramaQueen: Esmeralda, Angela, Patrick and Kristan.
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* ShipSinking: Possibly deliberately invoked by Missy. The general reaction to her [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale sexual assault of Esmeralda]] was generally [[DudeNotFunny disgust and horror]], and since then people have backed off on the jokes about pairing the two. Since Missy flew into a rage anytime someone shipped her with Esmeralda...
28th Jun '14 1:22:16 AM Lexivee
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* FieryRedhead: Maxie, Ralph and Tuxedo Skank Man. Subverted by the even-tempered Janet, sweet as pie Stephanie, and shy, quiet Molly.

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* FieryRedhead: Maxie, Ralph and Tuxedo Skank Man. Subverted by the even-tempered Janet, sweet as pie Stephanie, Stephanie and shy, quiet Molly.Molly. Averted by the timid Jiro.
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* [[Expy]]: Tori, Jeb, Elise and Jiro are all alternate versions of their mun's original characters of the same names.

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* [[Expy]]: {{Expy}}: Tori, Jeb, Elise and Jiro are all alternate versions of their mun's original characters of the same names.
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