History Webcomic / Astray3

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* BizarreSexualDimorphism: Nunagrums. [[spoiler: Like Thunga, who turns out to be a girl]]. Only their females are sentient.

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* BizarreSexualDimorphism: Nunagrums. [[spoiler: Like Thunga, who turns out to be a girl]]. Only their females are sentient. [[spoiler: Thunga, turns out, is one]].



* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: Speculated on [[http://www.a3classic.com/?p=1647 here]] and[[http://www.a3classic.com/?p=1649 here]] (spoilerrific!)

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* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: Speculated on [[http://www.a3classic.com/?p=1647 here]] and[[http://www.and [[http://www.a3classic.com/?p=1649 here]] (spoilerrific!)



* FowlMouthedParrot: "The space parrot ostrich thing" as Emily calls him, parrots her speech, especially the cuss words. Also has colourful plumage like a parrot. Crossed with a hen. On wheels. It's that kind of world.

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* FowlMouthedParrot: "The space parrot ostrich thing" thing", or mr. Featherton as Emily calls him, parrots her speech, especially the cuss words. Also has colourful plumage like a parrot. Crossed with a hen. On wheels. It's that kind of world.



* InelegantBlubbering: Emily does it several times when particularily stressed.

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* InelegantBlubbering: Emily does it several times when particularily particularly stressed.



* ItsAllAboutMe: Emily is accused of this by Umway and Fidolus. Whether she's accused rightly... judge yourself.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: Emily is accused of this by Umway and Fidolus. Whether she's accused rightly... judge for yourself.
20th Jan '16 8:47:33 AM Veanne
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Emily Hargrove hates her purposeless, day-to-day life. Her escape from it are particularly [[MrImagination colorful dreams]] and daydreams, which make her drift off and perpetually late, not endearing authority figures to her at all.
When a well-meaning coworker hides her from their MeanBoss in a cupboard, Emily instantly finds herself TrappedInAnotherWorld straight out of her imagination.

[[RealityEnsues And it's not half as nice as it should be]].

Astray 3 is a webcomic by Eldon Cowgur. Read it [[http://www.a3classic.com/ here]]. Unfortunately, the last strip was posted on September 19th 2011 and we haven't heard from the author since.
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!!Contains the following tropes:

* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: In the middle of [[spoiler: Emily's {{Roofhopping}} to escape the chase]] in chapter 9, we get introduced to Umway by means of a scene in which he's enjoying seafood.
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: [[MotorMouth Fidolus]]'s first words are this '''and''' SesquipedalianLoquaciousness. Most of his words are SesquipedalianLoquaciousness.
-->'''Fidolus''': Desist you ponderous pile of perfidious filth!
* AfterActionPatchup: Emily, on [[SelfSurgery herself]] [[http://www.a3classic.com/?p=467 here]]. With dental floss. She uses the [[FromDressToDressing remains of her hoodie]], too.
-->'''Emily''': At least watching Brit gangster films is going to pay off.
* TheAlcatraz: The Murbin jail might be one. It's filthy enough.
* AlienSea: Of conveyor belts.
* AlienSky: "Hey!! Where is the sun!!"
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: AvertedTrope ([[spoiler: until halfway through chapter six]]). [[PaintingTheMedium Shown with a]] [[ConstructedLanguage constructed writing system]] in their SpeechBubbles. [[LampshadedTrope Commented on by Emily]].
-->'''Emily''': Just great, the one time my imagination chooses not to speak English.
* AlternativeCalendar: Emily arrived in Fuungahi on 30th lou of Qual.
* ArmCannon: [[spoiler: Fidolus's legs are replaced by a machine gun]].
* BatterUp: Emily's feeling [[http://www.a3classic.com/?p=434 badass]].
* BatmanInMyBasement: Emily ends up as the Batman in this scenario for Ramon and his family.
* BizarreAlienBiology: Where do we start... There's the whole water-being-way-more-of-an-acid-to-them-than-to-humans thing (see KillItWithWater). Nunagrums (females, at least) can make themselves give off quite strong light. Mr. Featherton has wheels instead of feet.
* BizarreSexualDimorphism: Nunagrums. [[spoiler: Like Thunga, who turns out to be a girl]]. Only their females are sentient.
* BlindWithoutThem: Emily complains about this after losing her glasses.
* BoltOfDivineRetribution: An... oddly literal example in Fuungahi. It's stone and marks the city as {{curse}}d.
* BurgerFool: Emily's mother considers her job to be this. Not that Emily disagrees.
* BuryYourDisabled: [[spoiler: Fidolus]] buries himself (still living) despite Emily's protests.
* CatapultNightmare: Emily has [[http://www.a3classic.com/?p=492 these]].
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: Speculated on [[http://www.a3classic.com/?p=1647 here]] and[[http://www.a3classic.com/?p=1649 here]] (spoilerrific!)
* ClusterFBomb: Wneh all else [[http://www.a3classic.com/?p=971 fails]]...
* ClothingDamage: Emily's clothes get increasingly torn.
* ConscienceMakesYouGoBack: To be fair, it is Emily's fault partly. But Thunga thinks it's HonourBeforeReason. And she definitely DidntThinkThisThrough
-->'''Emily''': I'm choosing to take responsibility for my actions now.
* TheCorruption: The nature of {{curse}} on Fuungahi, affects both living inhabitants and buildings [[spoiler: replacing parts of them with bits of human world]].
* CrazyPrepared: Emily has all kinds of things in her backpack. And she is creative about using them.
* DeadpanSnarker: Emily's other shield from the world, apart from the [[MrImagination fantasising]]. Umway snarks a lot, too.
* {{Diary}}: Emily starts one while waiting for the rainy season to end. It's sort of a BreatherEpisode inbetween the action.
* {{Dismotivation}}: Emily hates her life, but can't get the courage to do anything about it, so she [[{{Escapism}} escapes into fantasies]].
* DownTheRabbitHole: Emily gets locked in the cupboard. She immediately faces weird creatures.
* DramaticUnmask: Can't go much more dramatic than Emily is [[http://www.a3classic.com/?p=949 here]]. With a swish of her cape. In front of a PowderKegCrowd out for her blood.
* DreamIntro: Interrupted by the alarm clock.
* DressingAsTheEnemy: Emily [[LampshadedTrope remarks on]] how clishe it is. And that the warden uniform [[http://www.a3classic.com/?p=293 stinks]].
* ExpositionDiagram: Ramon has a (very alien) projector he uses to give Emily {{exposition}} on Fuungahi golden age and [[AfterTheEnd what ended it]].
* EverythingTryingToKillYou: Emily's run through upper Fuungahi starts with an umbrella turning to be living and hungry for her. Then it goes downhill.
* FantasticRacism: Citizens of Fuungahi want no strays in their city [[spoiler: as they associate them with humans]].
* FishOutOfWater
* FollowTheChaos: How the military determines where Emily is.
* FowlMouthedParrot: "The space parrot ostrich thing" as Emily calls him, parrots her speech, especially the cuss words. Also has colourful plumage like a parrot. Crossed with a hen. On wheels. It's that kind of world.
* FriendToAllChildren: Emily. Even the children of the probably bad guys, as seen [[http://www.a3classic.com/?p=369 here]]. The person she loves most seems to be her baby brother.
* GentleGiant: Thunga holds Emily back from her HotBlooded tendencies and generally is the silent voice of reason, who also towers over her and many denizens of this world. With the strength to match.
* HiddenElfVillage: New England. Its leader has left a letter with Ramon for all the new arrivals to read and a map enclosed, just in case.
* HorseOfADifferentColor: Space parrot ostrich [[FormallyNamedPet mr. Featherton]]. Also the rolling beetle thing.
* HumansAreCthulhu: Bit more ''literal'' than usually. Very [[JerkassGods jerkass]] {{Reality Warper}}s. With an actual religion centered on them, which doesn't help the jerkass tendencies.
* IdeaBulb: Emily gets one [[http://www.a3classic.com/?p=1054 here]].
* InelegantBlubbering: Emily does it several times when particularily stressed.
* IntoxicationEnsues: Soumi has an effect on Emily. Thankfully, it's nothing worse than what a couple of drinks would do.
* IllegalReligion: Cult of Man is currently prosecuted in Fuungahi. [[spoiler: Still going on strong with a very crazy group of fanatics]].
* ItsAllAboutMe: Emily is accused of this by Umway and Fidolus. Whether she's accused rightly... judge yourself.
* KidsAreCruel: [[spoiler: A human child, on a whim, caused society collapse in Fuungahi. Parents (on purpose) caused a plague, though]]. See HumansAreCthulhu.
* KillItWithWater: [[spoiler: Everything on the alien world! Water is a dangerous substance there (used for etching), which poses problems to Emily, but also allows her to ''melt baddies faces'' with a sneeze]].
* MeanBoss: Jerry.
* MiniMecha: Umway travels in a nice one.
* MulticulturalAlienPlanet: Well, it's an entire world. With politics.
* NarrativeFiligree: Fuungahi has a rich culture, of which we see a glimpse, mainly through Emily's journal.
* NighInvulnerability: [[spoiler: "A true human can't be hurt"]].
* NoBiochemicalBarriers: [[ArtisticLicenseChemistry Improbably]] [[AvertedTrope averted]] [[http://www.a3classic.com/?p=744 here]].
* OhCrap: [[http://www.a3classic.com/?p=144 Finding herself someplace else...]]
-->'''Emily''': [SymbolSwearing] What was that!!!
** And [[http://www.a3classic.com/?p=717 again]]
* PettingZooPeople: Umway really resembles a killer whale. An Emily-sized, bipedal, snarky, suave killer whale. Hence the nickname, [[KlingonsLoveShakespeare Willy]].
* PowderKegCrowd: Pretty impressive one in chapter 9.
* PuppeteerParasite: Used as means of prisoner control in the Murbin jail. [[spoiler: Don't work on humans or strays]].
* QuitYourWhining: Umway has had enough of Emily's [[http://www.a3classic.com/?p=1190 ego]]...
-->'''Umway''': If you are waiting for someone to stroll along and drop perfect answers in your lap, it ain't gonna happen.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Balor, we [[IDidWhatIHadToDo hope]].
* {{Sabotutor}}: Ramon's sons dislike Emily, so when she tries to learn the local language, they teach her swear words instead of nouns.
* SaveYourDeity: [[spoiler: Thunga is a believer in man, so her rescue of Emily is a bit of this]].
* ShoutOut: [[http://www.a3classic.com/?p=1174 Two for the price of one]].
-->'''Emily''': Mister Willy, tear down this wall!
* SuperStrength: All humans [[spoiler: and strays]] in the other world. Emily discovers she has it while [[GreatEscape fighting the wardens]].
-->'''Emily''': Hehe!! Guess who just became a badass!!
* SurrealHorror: A lot. Upper Fuungahi takes the cake.
-->'''Bizarre oven monster''': I want to bake your head!
* SymbolSwearing: Sometimes even by those who ''don't'' speak English.
* TerrorHero: Emily's [[TookALevelInBadass leveling up in badass]] consists of her learning this.
-->'''Emily''': You are right, I'm not a killer. But, who knows, [[ShameIfSomethingHappened I may accidentally sneeze on you]].
* ThatWasNotADream: Emily ''thinks'' she's dreaming for a while. No such luck, though.
* WardensAreEvil: In the Murbin jail where Emily finds herself, they seem pretty mean.
* WeNeedADistraction: Thought by Emily during the impromptu GreatEscape of hers. One presents itself, but [[spoiler: Emily's companion has a ChronicHeroSyndrome and they end up trying to "save the space parrot ostrich thing"]].
* YourHeadASplode: Since the guy had a bunch of ''grenades'' attached to it.
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: [[{{Telepathy}} Umway]] who, infuriatingly, seems to know what's going on, is a telepath and can't be seen helping Emily. So he guides her telepathically.
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