History WebComic / DumbingOfAge

4th May '17 12:28:31 PM Spindriver
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** Both Becky and Joyce are in the process of breaking away from Christian fundamentalist upbringings to more broad-minded world-views, making friends with non-fundamentalist fellow college students in the process, which leads to serious friction with their still-fundamentalist families. Whereas Joyce is on a long, hard path of change, so that her relationship with her family is merely difficult and complicated, Becky breaks away radically, coming out as lesbian and abandoning creationism to which her father responds by bringing a ''shotgun'' to the college.

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** Both Becky and Joyce are in the process of breaking away from Christian fundamentalist upbringings to more broad-minded world-views, making friends with non-fundamentalist fellow college students in the process, which leads to serious friction with their still-fundamentalist families. Whereas Joyce is on a long, hard path of change, so that her relationship with her family is merely difficult and complicated, Becky breaks away radically, coming out as lesbian and abandoning creationism to which her father responds by bringing a ''shotgun'' to the college. [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2017/comic/book-7/03-the-thing-i-was-before/startreks/ Becky ends up more or less invoking the trope.]]


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** Ruth only fails to illustrate the trope because she doesn't exactly ''do'' friendship much.
27th Apr '17 8:42:42 PM Golondrina
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** While not a villain, Mike's character in the Walkyverse was to be the biggest asshole in the world. Here, he's still an asshole but most of his quips are less about hurting people for no reason and more about forcing them to [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2015/comic/book-6/02-that-perfect-girl/profane/ acknowledge hypocrisies]], [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2015/comic/book-5/02-threes-a-crowd/kidding-2/ point out hard truths]] or [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2012/comic/book-3/01-if-the-shoes-split/putyouup/ engage in uncomfortable conversations]].

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** While not a villain, Mike's character in the Walkyverse Webcomic/Walkyverse was to be the biggest asshole in the world. Here, he's still an asshole but most of his quips are less about hurting people for no reason and more about forcing them to [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2015/comic/book-6/02-that-perfect-girl/profane/ acknowledge hypocrisies]], [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2015/comic/book-5/02-threes-a-crowd/kidding-2/ point out hard truths]] or [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2012/comic/book-3/01-if-the-shoes-split/putyouup/ engage in uncomfortable conversations]].



** An inter-continuity joke from ''ItsWalky''. Remember Walky's [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2010/comic/book-1/02-uphill-from-here/throw/ initial reaction to Dorothy]]? [[http://www.joyceandwalky.com/d/20000809.html It's not the first time he's thought that would work]].

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** An inter-continuity joke from ''ItsWalky''.''Webcomic/ItsWalky''. Remember Walky's [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2010/comic/book-1/02-uphill-from-here/throw/ initial reaction to Dorothy]]? [[http://www.joyceandwalky.com/d/20000809.html It's not the first time he's thought that would work]].
27th Apr '17 8:29:45 PM Golondrina
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* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: The premise of [=DoA=] is "What if everyone in the WalkyVerse went to college together?", along with "What if no one got crazy powers from being abducted by aliens?"

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* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: The premise of [=DoA=] is "What if everyone in the WalkyVerse Walkyverse went to college together?", along with "What if no one got crazy powers from being abducted by aliens?"



* OddFriendship: All over the place. [[LoveMartyr Danny]] and [[TheCasanova Joe]] are a long-established pair. [[TheFundamentalist Joyce]] appears to collect these like flies, having begun developing friendships with [[TheSlacker Walky]], [[TheAlcoholic Billie]], [[TheSmartGuy Dorothy]], and even [[{{Jerkass}} Mike]]. (Joyce was TheHeart in the main {{Walkyverse}} continuity.)

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* OddFriendship: All over the place. [[LoveMartyr Danny]] and [[TheCasanova Joe]] are a long-established pair. [[TheFundamentalist Joyce]] appears to collect these like flies, having begun developing friendships with [[TheSlacker Walky]], [[TheAlcoholic Billie]], [[TheSmartGuy Dorothy]], and even [[{{Jerkass}} Mike]]. (Joyce was TheHeart in the main {{Walkyverse}} Webcomic/{{Walkyverse}} continuity.)
20th Apr '17 4:24:05 PM nighttrainfm
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* GayConservative: In an ironic twist, [[Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}} Robin DeSanto]] is heavily implied to be more like [[ArchEnemy Sarah Palin]] in this universe.

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* GayConservative: GayConservative:
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In an ironic twist, [[Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}} Robin DeSanto]] is heavily implied to be more like [[ArchEnemy Sarah Palin]] in this universe.universe.
** From around 2016, though, this is increasingly played for drama - Leslie struggles to reconcile their attraction with the actively ''harmful'' policies Robin pushes.
16th Apr '17 4:15:11 AM Agemegos
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** Roz's sexual ethics are pretty strong, making a point of--for instance--asking Joe if it's okay to tape their encounter. She also goes out of her way to promote safe sex and counciling for rape victims. Her ethics on things that ''aren't'' sex are a bit iffy, however, as she's often been mean to Joyce when it's clear she's doing more harm than good, and may or may not have been planning to out her bisexual older sister.

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** Roz's sexual ethics are pretty strong, making a point of--for instance--asking Joe if it's okay to tape their encounter. She also goes out of her way to promote safe sex and counciling counseling for rape victims. Her ethics on things that ''aren't'' sex are a bit iffy, however, as she's often been mean to Joyce when it's clear she's doing more harm than good, and may or may not have been planning to out her bisexual older sister.
9th Apr '17 10:03:28 AM nighttrainfm
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* CollectiveGroan: Joyce inspires one from her ''entire floor'' in [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2017/comic/book-7/03-the-thing-i-was-before/ruthandbillie/ this strip.]]
6th Apr '17 10:06:24 AM Kafkesque
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* ExactlyWhatIAimedAt: An unusual emotional example: Dorothy assumes that Mike was trying to upset her. [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2012/comic/book-2/03-the-first-step-towards-recovery/target/ He wasn't.]]
1st Apr '17 7:31:12 AM JustKnown
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* SuddenlySexualtiy: It's hard to say who is more surprised when Leslie wakes up to find vehemently anti-gay congresswoman DeSanto in her bed, but Robin's subsequent actions prove that she is still in complete denial about her own sexuality despite her obvious feelings for Leslie.
1st Apr '17 6:59:44 AM JustKnown
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**Seen InUniverse (though not necessarily from the audience's semi-omniscient perspective) with Amber, who is filled with so much fear, rage and hatred that she created a second personality (Amazi-Girl) just to contain it.
1st Apr '17 6:52:09 AM JustKnown
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** Amber has started to re-integrate aspects of her two personalities and has progressed to the point where she can discuss her personality issues with Danny as Amber and associate reasonably amicably with Sal as Amazi-Girl.
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