History Webcomic / AGirlAndHerFed

23rd Jan '17 7:08:13 PM Demonhunter352
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** From ''Greek Key''; Picking a fight with Hope = Bad Idea. Picking a fight with Hope and Mike = Worse Idea. Picking a fight with Hope, Mike and ''Speedy'' = Worst. Idea. Ever.
23rd Jan '17 5:35:51 AM Demonhunter352
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* [[https://www.amazon.com.au/Brute-Force-Rachel-Peng-Book-ebook/dp/B01MXRMY34 Brute Force]]
25th Dec '16 3:03:38 AM Batman1016
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* EmotionSupression: At the beginning, almost all of the people in the Pocket President program have some level of this to deal with it. [[spoiler: This was intentional by the people behind the program, to make them easier to control.]] Pat is still able to enter this mindset if he feels he needs to, although he even admits how damaging it can be.

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* EmotionSupression: EmotionSuppression: At the beginning, almost all of the people in the Pocket President program have some level of this to deal with it. [[spoiler: This was intentional by the people behind the program, to make them easier to control.]] Pat is still able to enter this mindset if he feels he needs to, although he even admits how damaging it can be.
25th Dec '16 2:54:27 AM Batman1016
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* OneOfUs: An in-universe example, the ghost of Abraham Lincoln has spent most of the last two decades on the internet, and in particular, loves TV Tropes, [[http://www.agirlandherfed.com/1.1425.html posting under the name Abe-1809.]] Later, he describes the concept of tropes to an elderly Japanese woman. [[http://www.agirlandherfed.com/1.1464.html She responds with another common internet meme . . . .]]
23rd Dec '16 4:11:20 PM ironballs16
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* WhiteMansBurden: {{Invoked}} when [[http://agirlandherfed.com/1.1464.html Lincoln offers his aid to Grandmother Ishi in Japan]], as he's concerned that he's playing into the trope with good intentions.
-->'''Grandmother Ishi''': <Kid, you seem to spend a lot of time online. I bet you've heard the phrase, "''[[MemeticMutation Out of fucks to give]]''".
19th Dec '16 8:19:42 AM malias
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* MightyWhitey: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] by Lincoln with Grandmother Ishi when Lincoln offers his services in dealing with her ghost problem.
7th Dec '16 11:21:52 PM Freezer
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* BilingualBackfire: Not only does Lincoln [[http://www.agirlandherfed.com/woodpulp/1.1456.html speak Japanese]], he speaks ''ancient'' [[http://www.agirlandherfed.com/woodpulp/1.1462.html Japanese.]]
21st Jun '16 2:16:53 AM Doug86
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A journalism intern haunted by the ghost of Benjamin Franklin finds she is on a terrorist watchlist. When she confronts the unnamed Fed who is set to watch her, things get seriously, fantastically weird. There's [[GovernmentConspiracy government conspiracies]], a talking super-genius koala, and, oh yeah, forty billion undead pixies. Thanks to a tightly-plotted story and a good dash of humor, [[BetterThanItSounds it actually works]].

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A journalism intern haunted by the ghost of Benjamin Franklin finds she is on a terrorist watchlist. When she confronts the unnamed Fed who is set to watch her, things get seriously, fantastically weird. There's [[GovernmentConspiracy government conspiracies]], a talking super-genius koala, and, oh yeah, forty billion undead pixies. Thanks to a tightly-plotted story and a good dash of humor, [[BetterThanItSounds [[SugarWiki/BetterThanItSounds it actually works]].
19th May '16 12:23:08 PM 32_Footsteps
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* EmbarrassingTattoo: The Fed has one.

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* EmbarrassingTattoo: The Fed has one.one - a barbed wire/Celtic knot combination on his upper arm. His excuse was "college."
* EmotionSupression: At the beginning, almost all of the people in the Pocket President program have some level of this to deal with it. [[spoiler: This was intentional by the people behind the program, to make them easier to control.]] Pat is still able to enter this mindset if he feels he needs to, although he even admits how damaging it can be.



* GrievousHarmWithABody

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* GrievousHarmWithABodyGrievousHarmWithABody: Hope is excellent at judo, and Pat is very much a CombatPragmatist, so both will calmly throw one foe into another to make their lives easier in a fight.



* HealingHands: [[spoiler: Smithback]] has this ability, which turns out to be a huge reveal - [[spoiler: he's Mike's uncle]]. Said character offers to teach Hope as well, but she doesn't take to it - apparently, it doesn't mix well with her medical training.
* HeroicBSOD: Ghosts can teleport living people if given enough power, but it has the side effect of making them nigh catatonic for some time. It apparently lasts for around a day, but allies can talk them out of catatonia quicker.



* ISeeDeadPeople: But only if they want you to.

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* ISeeDeadPeople: But only if they want you to.to for the most part. Those born with the ability to see them without being explicitly revealed are said to be extremely rare - Hope is one of them.



* LaserGuidedAmnesia: One of the more potent applications of the ghosts' ability to mess with surveillance is the ability to apply this on an individual. [[spoiler: Clarice]] attempts to weaponize this, although it turns out that there are limitations to it - [[spoiler: psychically aware people like Hope]] can potentially get around it.



* PopularityPower: InUniverse, the power an individual ghost can exert without borrowing from or teaming up with another is largely dependent on how much fame they've acquired in the living world. Presidents with less lasting impact like Calvin Coolidge can do little more than light lifting, while a Founding Father like Benjamin Franklin is capable of [[TheProphecy limited views of the future]]. [[spoiler: Having psychic powers also can affect this - there's some cause for concern when one agent commits suicide, and Abraham Lincoln combines both incredible psychic potential and this to be a full-on RealityWarper.]]



* SenseFreak: What happens when Benjamin Franklin is given temporary control over Mulcahy's body - while Ben did promise that he wouldn't do anything Pat wouldn't do, that does mean that Ben spent nine straight hours seeing just what an incredibly in-shape body could do exercise-wise and enjoying all the endorphin rush from that level of exercise.

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What happens when Benjamin Franklin is given temporary control over Mulcahy's body - while Ben did promise that he wouldn't do anything Pat wouldn't do, that does mean that Ben spent nine straight hours seeing just what an incredibly in-shape body could do exercise-wise and enjoying all the endorphin rush from that level of exercise.exercise.
** Earlier, what happens when Pat has Ben free all of the agents trapped in the program. Suddenly, the base desires of everyone in the office come to the fore, and the agents as a whole remember both their appetites and their libidos.
-->'''Josh:''' We could remake '''''Film/{{Caligula}}!''''


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* SpiderSense: Upon seeing how quickly Hope takes to firearm training, she and Pat have a discussion on it. Hope conjectures that developing a sense for where an attack comes from might be the first sign of psychic powers, as she compared notes with Mike and both found that they suddenly jumped in skill in judo [[PubertySuperpower around when puberty first kicked in]].


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* ToiletHumor: None of the major characters are afraid to get raunchy or rude, but the best of it has to be Mike, in part because nobody expects it out of the non-violent Zen practitioner.
-->'''Mike:''' I have become one with the dick joke.
10th Mar '16 1:09:35 PM 32_Footsteps
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* AltText: The author started including it roughly around when the first fight with Clarice happened. Frequently used for a further joke, and at least once as a BrickJoke about how "Sparky" sounds like a dog's name.



* BatmanGambit: When Hope decides that she needs to travel more to find experienced psychics, she initially proposes to Pat that she go to China, knowing that he'll quickly suggest Japan (where she actually wants to go) instead. He just as quickly picks up that she was doing this and seems remarkably calm about the ploy.



** [[http://www.agirlandherfed.com/1.937.html The Girl discovers that Ben was involved with Abraham Lincoln]] and says they'll start a club and make matching hats. [[http://www.agirlandherfed.com/1.1146.html 150 or so strips later, he seems awfully disappointed the Girl didn't come.]]

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** [[http://www.agirlandherfed.com/1.937.html The Girl discovers that Ben was involved with Abraham Lincoln]] and says they'll start a club and make matching hats. [[http://www.agirlandherfed.com/1.1146.html 150 or so strips later, he seems awfully disappointed the Girl didn't come.]] [[http://www.agirlandherfed.com/1.1259.html Another 100 strips later, he finally gives it to her.]]


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* OhCrap: Hope's reaction when a ghost pops in next to her but it isn't Benjamin Franklin like she was expecting, but [[spoiler: Abraham Lincoln]].


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* PaintingTheMedium: [[spoiler: Abraham Lincoln]] is repeatedly said to be both extremely powerful and unstable by everyone who has met [[spoiler: someone who was both an incredibly powerful innate psychic as well as one of the most famous people in American history]]. This is reflected in their speech bubbles: the strokes are thicker (even moreso when bold is used to show emphasis), the kerning is uneven, and the alignment of the letters on the same line is ''just'' uneven enough that it's noticeably unsettling without being impossible to read clearly. Best shown [[http://www.agirlandherfed.com/1.1154.html here]], where a standard character's regular and bolded-for-emphasis text can be compared immediately after to the text in question.


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* RealityWarper: [[spoiler: Abraham Lincoln]] is revealed to have the power to create objects ''ex nihilo'' in the real world. [[spoiler: George Washington]], who by all accounts is one of the few who potentially could come close (not even equal) to that level of power, is shocked by this and recognizes that, for all intents and purposes, there is no limit to what that power could potentially do.


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* SenseFreak: What happens when Benjamin Franklin is given temporary control over Mulcahy's body - while Ben did promise that he wouldn't do anything Pat wouldn't do, that does mean that Ben spent nine straight hours seeing just what an incredibly in-shape body could do exercise-wise and enjoying all the endorphin rush from that level of exercise.
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