History Trivia / CiemWebcomicSeries

11th Dec '14 1:20:51 PM StFan
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** The [[CoversAlwaysLie illusory happiness]] aesthetic in the original comes from its bright orange glow on buildings coupled with an amber-biased atmosphere. This, in turn, was just a wholesale ShoutOut to the ''Spider-Man'' [[{{Film/Spider-man}} films]] that inspired the original Ciem webcomics. With the books' ContinuityReboot, the need for this aesthetic has completely disappeared. Evansville is now free to look more like [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Gotham City]] if it wishes to.
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** The [[CoversAlwaysLie illusory happiness]] aesthetic in the original comes from its bright orange glow on buildings coupled with an amber-biased atmosphere. This, in turn, was just a wholesale ShoutOut to the ''Spider-Man'' [[{{Film/Spider-man}} films]] ''[[Film/SpiderManTrilogy Spider-Man]]'' films that inspired the original Ciem webcomics. With the books' ContinuityReboot, the need for this aesthetic has completely disappeared. Evansville is now free to look more like [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Gotham City]] if it wishes to.
23rd Mar '13 9:22:04 PM BulldozerBegins
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* {{Irony}}: The Flippo surname is derived from "philippio," Greek for "lover of horses." The Flippo triplets are indifferent to horses.
21st Dec '12 9:44:55 AM Telcontar
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Shout Out isn't trivia
* ShoutOut / IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: The webcomic's chapters ''alone'' are loaded with this. ** Chapter 1: "[[TheShadow What Secrets Lie]]" ** Chapter 5: "[[Film/FatalAttraction Fatal Miscalculations]]" ** Chapter 6: "[[YouCantGoHomeAgain No Turning Back]]" ** Chapter 7: "Not-So Prime Real Estate" ** Chapter 8: "[[Theatre/{{Macbeth}} More Needs She the Divine]]" ** Chapter 12: "Building a Better Centipede Trap" ** Chapter 13: "[[Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew The Corrupting of the Shrew]]" ** Chapter 14: "[[Literature/TheGrapesOfWrath The Seeds]] [[Film/ThePrincessBride of Despair]]" ** Chapter 15: "[[RomeoAndJuliet A Centipede By Any Other Name]]" ** Chapter 17: "[[{{Hamlet}} To Love or Not to Love]]" ** Chapter 19: "[[Literature/TheBible The Wages of Fertility]]" ** Chapter 21: "Have Yourself a Deadly Little Christmas" ** Chapter 27: "[[BigDamnHeroes Ploribus]] [[StormingTheCastle is Coming]]" - And in Chapter 22, Merle's officers mention he's [[{{Narnia}} on the move]]. ** Chapter 30: "[[SuperSmashBros Musaran's Melee]]" ** Chapter 31: "Cancer Can't Stop Love" - Paraphrase of "[[Film/ThePrincessBride Death Cannot Stop Love]]."
17th Dec '12 2:07:02 PM SeptimusHeap
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* ClearMyName / DesignatedVictim / MyGirlIsNotASlut: Candi may be hypersexual, but she tries to control it. She makes it her goal to be the good girl who gets by. But her name is ''[[EveryoneRemembersTheStripper Candi]]''! So the CrapsackWorld she lives in cannot accept that she's a good girl. And she has promiscuous siblings that look just like her, so everyone in the high school who has slept with one of her sisters is convinced they've slept with her, so she is unable to leave high school without everyone assuming she's a slut. When word gets out that her boyfriend is [[MayDecemberRomance five years her senior]], she's [[TeensAreMonsters mocked]] and compared to a pedophile.
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* ClearMyName / DesignatedVictim / MyGirlIsNotASlut: Candi may be hypersexual, but she tries to control it. She makes it her goal to be the good girl who gets by. But her name is ''[[EveryoneRemembersTheStripper Candi]]''! ''Candi''! So the CrapsackWorld she lives in cannot accept that she's a good girl. And she has promiscuous siblings that look just like her, so everyone in the high school who has slept with one of her sisters is convinced they've slept with her, so she is unable to leave high school without everyone assuming she's a slut. When word gets out that her boyfriend is [[MayDecemberRomance five years her senior]], she's [[TeensAreMonsters mocked]] and compared to a pedophile.
28th Jul '12 2:26:56 PM TompaDompa
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** The [[CoversAlwaysLie illusory happiness]] aesthetic in the original comes from its bright orange glow on buildings coupled with an amber-biased atmosphere. This, in turn, was just a wholesale ShoutOut to the ''Spider-Man'' [[{{Film/Spider-man}} films]] that inspired the original Ciem webcomics. With the books' ContinuityReboot, the need for this aesthetic has completely disappeared. Evansville is now free to look more like [[TheDarkKnightSaga Gotham City]] if it wishes to.
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** The [[CoversAlwaysLie illusory happiness]] aesthetic in the original comes from its bright orange glow on buildings coupled with an amber-biased atmosphere. This, in turn, was just a wholesale ShoutOut to the ''Spider-Man'' [[{{Film/Spider-man}} films]] that inspired the original Ciem webcomics. With the books' ContinuityReboot, the need for this aesthetic has completely disappeared. Evansville is now free to look more like [[TheDarkKnightSaga [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Gotham City]] if it wishes to.
23rd Jun '12 11:43:41 AM FELH2
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namespace thing, yeah
** Chapter 8: "[[MacBeth More Needs She the Divine]]"
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** Chapter 8: "[[MacBeth "[[Theatre/{{Macbeth}} More Needs She the Divine]]"
14th Jun '12 1:41:22 PM FELH2
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Fixing namespace
* CaptainErsatz: Plenty of them, but especially Candi herself. [[{{LampshadeHanging}} Lampshaded]] in ''Ciem 2'' when Vienna is cut off from telling Candi that she looks like a really bad version of Spider-Girl. ** ([[{{HypocriticalHumor}} Funny]], because Vienna herself is a [[{{IncrediblyLamePun}} deliberate knock-off]] of [[Series/{{Alias}} Sidney]].
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* CaptainErsatz: Plenty of them, but especially Candi herself. [[{{LampshadeHanging}} [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''Ciem 2'' when Vienna is cut off from telling Candi that she looks like a really bad version of Spider-Girl. ** ([[{{HypocriticalHumor}} ([[HypocriticalHumor Funny]], because Vienna herself is a [[{{IncrediblyLamePun}} [[IncrediblyLamePun deliberate knock-off]] of [[Series/{{Alias}} Sidney]].

* DysfunctionalFamily / EverybodysDeadDave: The Flippos. Steve [=McNolan=], Tobey Flippo, Alison Ligash, Dwayne Lloyd, and Marissa Hood (all the grandparents) are all dead. Stan and Shalia (the parents) are dead. Candi is raised by her sister Erin, who's [[{{LawfulStupidChaoticStupid}} a bit legalistic]] at times. Tom has vanished as of a very young age, but comes back. He is revealed to have devoted his life to selling motorcycles. ** Candi's ''nephew'' Kirby is three years ''older'' than Candi is! Worse, Candi's half-brother Ploribus is [[{{HalfHumanHybrid}} half-alien]]. If not for the age retardant that Ploribus uses before he meets and falls in love with Nancy and marries her, then Candi wouldn't have a nephew named Lex. Yet, Lex is (by sheer miracle) NOT a nephew OLDER than his aunt.
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* DysfunctionalFamily / EverybodysDeadDave: The Flippos. Steve [=McNolan=], Tobey Flippo, Alison Ligash, Dwayne Lloyd, and Marissa Hood (all the grandparents) are all dead. Stan and Shalia (the parents) are dead. Candi is raised by her sister Erin, who's [[{{LawfulStupidChaoticStupid}} [[LawfulStupidChaoticStupid a bit legalistic]] at times. Tom has vanished as of a very young age, but comes back. He is revealed to have devoted his life to selling motorcycles. motorcycles. ** Candi's ''nephew'' Kirby is three years ''older'' than Candi is! Worse, Candi's half-brother Ploribus is [[{{HalfHumanHybrid}} [[HalfHumanHybrid half-alien]]. If not for the age retardant that Ploribus uses before he meets and falls in love with Nancy and marries her, then Candi wouldn't have a nephew named Lex. Yet, Lex is (by sheer miracle) NOT a nephew OLDER than his aunt.

** As for Candi herself, she leaves behind a family just slightly less dysfunctional and [[{{BigScrewedUpFamily}} screwed up]].
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** As for Candi herself, she leaves behind a family just slightly less dysfunctional and [[{{BigScrewedUpFamily}} [[BigScrewedUpFamily screwed up]].

** Yet, Candi and Donte let their griefs drive them to lust by just before the sequel, [[{{OneThingLedToAnother}} and the rest is history]].
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** Yet, Candi and Donte let their griefs drive them to lust by just before the sequel, [[{{OneThingLedToAnother}} [[OneThingLedToAnother and the rest is history]].

* MyOwnPrivateIDo: In the books, this happens ''twice''. The first time, it was because Candi wanted to protect Denny after a hit had been put out on him. The second time, it was because Candi 1)wanted to make it easier for Donte to adopt Charlie and 2)was tired of [[SexIsEvil feeling guilty]] about the fact that she and Donte couldn't control themselves around each other.
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* MyOwnPrivateIDo: In the books, this happens ''twice''. The first time, it was because Candi wanted to protect Denny after a hit had been put out on him. The second time, it was because Candi 1)wanted to make it easier for Donte to adopt Charlie and 2)was tired of [[SexIsEvil feeling guilty]] about the fact that she and Donte couldn't control themselves around each other.

** This in-turn allows for the cause of Candi's power glitches to be a reaction to a flu shot rather than her flu coming clean out of nowhere.
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** This in-turn allows for the cause of Candi's power glitches to be a reaction to a flu shot rather than her flu coming clean out of nowhere.

** Chapter 1: "[[{{TheShadow}} What Secrets Lie]]"
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** Chapter 1: "[[{{TheShadow}} "[[TheShadow What Secrets Lie]]"

** Chapter 8: "[[{{MacBeth}} More Needs She the Divine]]"
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** Chapter 8: "[[{{MacBeth}} "[[MacBeth More Needs She the Divine]]"

** Chapter 13: "[[{{TheTamingOfTheShrew}} The Corrupting of the Shrew]]" ** Chapter 14: "[[Literature/TheGrapesOfWrath The Seeds]] [[{{Film/ThePrincessBride}} of Despair]]" ** Chapter 15: "[[{{RomeoAndJuliet}} A Centipede By Any Other Name]]"
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** Chapter 13: "[[{{TheTamingOfTheShrew}} "[[Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew The Corrupting of the Shrew]]" ** Chapter 14: "[[Literature/TheGrapesOfWrath The Seeds]] [[{{Film/ThePrincessBride}} [[Film/ThePrincessBride of Despair]]" ** Chapter 15: "[[{{RomeoAndJuliet}} "[[RomeoAndJuliet A Centipede By Any Other Name]]"

** Chapter 31: "Cancer Can't Stop Love" - Paraphrase of "[[{{Film/ThePrincessBride}} Death Cannot Stop Love]]."
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** Chapter 31: "Cancer Can't Stop Love" - Paraphrase of "[[{{Film/ThePrincessBride}} "[[Film/ThePrincessBride Death Cannot Stop Love]]."
29th Mar '12 9:13:25 PM Autumncomet
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** Chapter 14: "[[{{TheGrapesOfWrath}} The Seeds]] [[{{Film/ThePrincessBride}} of Despair]]"
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** Chapter 14: "[[{{TheGrapesOfWrath}} "[[Literature/TheGrapesOfWrath The Seeds]] [[{{Film/ThePrincessBride}} of Despair]]"
9th Mar '12 10:07:57 AM Telcontar
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** Chapter 19: "[[TheBible The Wages of Fertility]]"
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** Chapter 19: "[[TheBible "[[Literature/TheBible The Wages of Fertility]]"
6th Feb '12 11:00:40 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** There were once expanded universe plans for a male character who takes this BeyondTheImpossible. He not only sees different-colored auras based on types of sexual experience ([[{{Squick}} what went where]],) but different shapes to those auras to indicate ''with whom''. Absolutely nobody can ever tell him a lie about their sexual past. The more you whore it up, the stronger your aura, the more convicted you are.
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** There were once expanded universe plans for a male character who takes this BeyondTheImpossible.UpToEleven. He not only sees different-colored auras based on types of sexual experience ([[{{Squick}} what went where]],) but different shapes to those auras to indicate ''with whom''. Absolutely nobody can ever tell him a lie about their sexual past. The more you whore it up, the stronger your aura, the more convicted you are.
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