History Webcomic / ButImACatPerson

14th Apr '16 8:21:37 AM GlassRain
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* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Several of the Beings, including Reseda (gold), Cybele (pink), Kaguya (teal), and sometimes Patrick (brown).
* DarkSkinnedBlond: Timothy, both with his natural hair and the wig he wears as Camellia.



* EmbarrassingMiddleName: Sparrow [[Literature/LordOfTheRings Elbereth]] Applebaum.



* FluffyTheTerrible: Taking into account the powers Beings have, they have the capability to be this.



* HairTropes and HairColors:
** CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Several of the Beings, including Reseda (gold), Cybele (pink), Kaguya (teal), and sometimes Patrick (brown).
** DarkSkinnedBlond: Timothy, both with his natural hair and the wig he wears as Camellia.
** EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs: Miranda's omnipresent beads, and Bianca's [[http://erinptah.com/catperson/chapter-two-page-17/ butterfly clip]].
** HairColorSpoiler: The comic is all in greyscale except for green spot-coloring...and the eyes and hair (or, in Miranda's case, hair decs) of certain characters, mostly Beings and their Masters. If you see someone with colorful hair, odds are they're going to be important.
** MulticoloredHair: Patrick, whose blonde hair includes a brown SkunkStripe.
** PowerHair: Ann Walker.
** YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Bianca and Jany, unless they're examples of PurpleIsTheNewBlack; Cybele, a RoseHairedSweetie; Bennett, whose dark hair is kind of magenta-ish; Kara Lynn, lavender. Justified in the cases of the Beings.

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* HairTropes and HairColors:
** CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Several of the Beings, including Reseda (gold), Cybele (pink), Kaguya (teal), and sometimes Patrick (brown).
** DarkSkinnedBlond: Timothy, both with his natural hair and the wig he wears as Camellia.
** EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs: Miranda's omnipresent beads, and Bianca's [[http://erinptah.com/catperson/chapter-two-page-17/ butterfly clip]].
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HairColorSpoiler: The comic is all in greyscale except for green spot-coloring...and the eyes and hair (or, in Miranda's case, hair decs) of certain characters, mostly Beings and their Masters. If you see someone with colorful hair, odds are they're going to be important.
** MulticoloredHair: Patrick, whose blonde hair includes a brown SkunkStripe.
** PowerHair: Ann Walker.
** YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Bianca
* HairDecorations: Miranda's omnipresent beads; Bianca's [[http://erinptah.com/catperson/chapter-two-page-17/ butterfly clip]]; Sister Lily's beads and Jany, unless they're examples of PurpleIsTheNewBlack; Cybele, a RoseHairedSweetie; Bennett, whose dark hair is kind of magenta-ish; Kara Lynn, lavender. Justified in the cases of the Beings.[[FlowersInHerHair flowers (but not lilies)]].



* IKnowYourTrueName: Beings are unable to even ''say'' the names their Masters use to make Contracts, that's how little power they have in the relationship. Other magic in the series is related to the Contract names of both Beings and humans.
* IronicName: Bianca, whose name means "white" in Italian, is black and proud of it.



* MeaningfulName: Since a Being's name is chosen by its master, it doesn't tell you much about the Being's nature, but might give you a clue about the master's interests.
** The raven goes by [[EdgarAllanPoe Poe]]. No wonder Miranda was first seen lurking in a graveyard.
** Cybele ("soothsayer", "prophetess"), however, indeed tends to spell out truths to her master that he'd rather not acknowledge.
** Karen Park gave [[ADogNamedDog the Bear the straightforward name "Cub"]].
** ThemeNaming with Reseda, whose previous name was Sister Lily. Her Master also made a contract with her under the self-chosen name Camellia.



* MomentKiller: [[http://erinptah.com/catperson/comic/chapter-twenty-page-20/ A loud and obnoxious ringtone]] starts blasting just when [[spoiler: Bennett and Cohen]] are about to kiss.



* NamingConventions and MeaningfulNames: Lots.
** EmbarrassingMiddleName: Sparrow Elbereth.
** FluffyTheTerrible: Taking into account the powers Beings have, they have the capability to be this.
** IKnowYourTrueName: Beings are unable to even ''say'' the names their Masters use to make Contracts, that's how little power they have in the relationship. Other magic in the series is related to the Contract names of both Beings and humans.
** IronicName: Bianca, whose name means "white" in Italian, is black and proud of it.
** Since a Being's name is chosen by its master, it doesn't tell you much about the Being's nature, but might give you a clue about the master's interests.
*** The raven goes by [[EdgarAllanPoe Poe]]. No wonder Miranda was first seen lurking in a graveyard.
*** Cybele ("soothsayer", "prophetess"), however, indeed tends to spell out truths to her master that he'd rather not acknowledge.
*** Karen Park gave [[ADogNamedDog the Bear the straightforward name "Cub"]].
*** ThemeNaming with Reseda, whose previous name was Sister Lily. Her Master also made a contract with her under the self-chosen name Camellia.
** OnlyOneName: Most of the Beings. Also, temporarily, characters like Cohen and Miranda, whose full names took a long time to be revealed.
** ShedTheFamilyName: Miranda goes by her mother's surname, Lake. It's also the one she used when entering into the Contract with Poe, meaning that he's not able to say it, but ''is'' able to refer to her by her father's surname.

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* NamingConventions and MeaningfulNames: Lots.
** EmbarrassingMiddleName: Sparrow Elbereth.
** FluffyTheTerrible: Taking into account the powers Beings have, they have the capability to be this.
** IKnowYourTrueName: Beings are unable to even ''say'' the names their Masters use to make Contracts, that's how little power they have in the relationship. Other magic in the series is related to the Contract names of both Beings and humans.
** IronicName: Bianca,
MulticoloredHair: Patrick, whose name means "white" in Italian, is black and proud of it.
** Since
blonde hair includes a Being's name is chosen by its master, it doesn't tell you much about the Being's nature, but might give you a clue about the master's interests.
*** The raven goes by [[EdgarAllanPoe Poe]]. No wonder Miranda was first seen lurking in a graveyard.
*** Cybele ("soothsayer", "prophetess"), however, indeed tends to spell out truths to her master that he'd rather not acknowledge.
*** Karen Park gave [[ADogNamedDog the Bear the straightforward name "Cub"]].
*** ThemeNaming with Reseda, whose previous name was Sister Lily. Her Master also made a contract with her under the self-chosen name Camellia.
**
brown SkunkStripe.
*
OnlyOneName: Most of the Beings. Also, temporarily, characters like Cohen and Miranda, whose full names took a long time to be revealed.
** ShedTheFamilyName: Miranda goes by her mother's surname, Lake. It's also the one she used when entering into the Contract with Poe, meaning that he's not able to say it, but ''is'' able to refer to her by her father's surname.
revealed.


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* PowerHair: Ann Walker.


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* ShedTheFamilyName: Miranda goes by her mother's surname, Lake. It's also the one she used when entering into the Contract with Poe, meaning that he's not able to say it, but ''is'' able to refer to her by her father's surname.


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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Bianca and Jany, unless they're examples of PurpleIsTheNewBlack; Cybele, a RoseHairedSweetie; Bennett, whose dark hair is kind of magenta-ish; Kara Lynn, lavender. Justified in the cases of the Beings.
6th Apr '16 12:43:05 PM GlassRain
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* [[spoiler: ArmoredClosetGay]]: There are hints that Bennett is one.

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* [[spoiler: ArmoredClosetGay]]: There are hints that As of [[spoiler: chapter 20]], Bennett definitely is one.one.
* ArtShift: Flashbacks have different spot-coloring, white gutters instead of black, and in some cases are done in soft-shaded pencil instead of cel-shaded ink.



* FanNickname:
** When his real name was still a mystery, Cybele's Master had been referred to as Nevada-san, based on his [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevada-chan unfortunate]] choice of [[http://erinptah.com/catperson/chapter-two-page-22/ sweatshirt]].
** When the tiger-Being made its first full appearance, two readers immediately referred to it as [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes Hobbes]].
** Before his first name was revealed, Stu Cohen had readers calling him Jon, after another [[Series/TheDailyShow adult male Jewish media figure]] with whom he shares design similarities.



* GeniusBonus: The entirety of Interlude Three might just be one of the greatest stories ever told.

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* GeniusBonus: The entirety of Interlude Three might just be one {{Golem}}: One of the greatest stories ever told.theories for what Beings are.



* OneOfUs: Erin edits this page.
24th Jan '16 9:52:24 AM GlassRain
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''But I'm A Cat Person'' is the latest comic from ''Webcomic/AndShineHeavenNow'' creator Erin Ptah. The official description from [[http://erinptah.com/catperson/ the website]] is "what happens when you take a heap of shounen-power-up and mahou-shoujo tropes, dump them all in a blender, and then [[SubvertedTrope throw the blender away and make a sandwich instead]]."

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''But I'm A Cat Person'' is the latest comic an original webcomic from ''Webcomic/AndShineHeavenNow'' creator Erin Ptah.Creator/ErinPtah. The official description from [[http://erinptah.com/catperson/ the website]] is "what happens when you take a heap of shounen-power-up and mahou-shoujo tropes, dump them all in a blender, and then [[SubvertedTrope throw the blender away and make a sandwich instead]]."
10th Dec '15 2:47:21 PM SailorPtah
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* ApocalypseCult: Timothy was raised in one.


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* HippieJesus: Joshua ben Joseph, scruffy do-gooder who's into Eastern religions and civil disobedience.


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* LanguageOfMagic: Also the language of the Contract, and the focus of much of the research at Cohen's Being-research division.
10th Dec '15 2:26:36 PM SailorPtah
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** ShapeshifterShowdown: Understated so far; Beings tend to enter battle in a single form and stick with it, sometimes with the Masters [[http://erinptah.com/catperson/comic/chapter-four-page-4/ agreeing on that form beforehand]].

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** ShapeshifterShowdown: Understated so far; Depends on the fight. With novice (or nervous) Masters, Beings tend are more likely to enter battle in a single form and stick with it, sometimes with the Masters [[http://erinptah.com/catperson/comic/chapter-four-page-4/ agreeing on that form beforehand]]. With more-experienced or more-daring Masters, or creative Beings whose options haven't been limited, look out for [[http://erinptah.com/catperson/comic/chapter-seventeen-page-7/ fast-paced and dramatic changes]].



** ShapeshifterWeapon: So far, averted; Beings fight mostly with energy attacks and the natural weapons of their standard forms (fists, claws, etcetera). When [[spoiler: Patrick [[http://erinptah.com/catperson/comic/chapter-five-page-25/ used his arm as a club]] that one time]], it stayed in its usual shape and was damaged accordingly.

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** ShapeshifterWeapon: So far, averted; Beings fight mostly with energy attacks and the natural weapons of their standard forms (fists, claws, etcetera). When [[spoiler: Patrick [[http://erinptah.com/catperson/comic/chapter-five-page-25/ used his arm as a club]] that one time]], time, it stayed in its usual shape and was damaged accordingly.



* WholesomeCrossdresser: Timothy.

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* WholesomeCrossdresser: Timothy. Both Timothy/Camellia (actually bigender) and Bianca.



* YouJustToldMe: [[spoiler: How Cohen confirms that Bennett is Cybele's Master.]]

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* YouJustToldMe: [[spoiler: How Cohen confirms that Bennett is the identity of Cybele's Master.]]
10th Dec '15 1:48:24 PM SailorPtah
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* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Bennett, [[spoiler: [[http://erinptah.com/catperson/comic/chapter-eight-page-2/ insisting he doesn't care about Cybele]].]]

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* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Bennett, insisting he [[spoiler: [[http://erinptah.com/catperson/comic/chapter-eight-page-2/ insisting he doesn't care about Cybele]].]]]] Later, Sparrow, when asked [[http://erinptah.com/catperson/comic/chapter-nineteen-page-24/ if she's noticed that the Dog hasn't been seen recently]].



* TravelMontage: Lampshaded. "I wish we were in an anime or something, so that this whole trip could go by in a montage."

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* TravelMontage: Lampshaded. "I wish we were in an anime or something, so that [[http://erinptah.com/catperson/comic/chapter-nine-page-2/ this whole trip could go by in a montage.montage]]."
10th Dec '15 1:11:15 PM SailorPtah
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* EmbarrassingMiddleName: Sparrow Elbereth.



* FluffyTheTerrible: Taking into account the powers Beings have, they have the capability to be this.



* IronicName: Bianca, whose name means "white" in Italian, is black and proud of it.



* MeaningfulName: Since a Being's name is chosen by its master, it doesn't tell you much about the Being's nature, but might give you a clue about the master's interests.
** The raven goes by [[EdgarAllanPoe Poe]]. No wonder Miranda was first seen lurking in a graveyard.
** Cybele ("soothsayer", "prophetess"), however, indeed tends to spell out truths to her master that he'd rather not acknowledge.



* NamingConventions and MeaningfulNames: Lots.
** EmbarrassingMiddleName: Sparrow Elbereth.
** FluffyTheTerrible: Taking into account the powers Beings have, they have the capability to be this.
** IKnowYourTrueName: Beings are unable to even ''say'' the names their Masters use to make Contracts, that's how little power they have in the relationship. Other magic in the series is related to the Contract names of both Beings and humans.
** IronicName: Bianca, whose name means "white" in Italian, is black and proud of it.
** Since a Being's name is chosen by its master, it doesn't tell you much about the Being's nature, but might give you a clue about the master's interests.
*** The raven goes by [[EdgarAllanPoe Poe]]. No wonder Miranda was first seen lurking in a graveyard.
*** Cybele ("soothsayer", "prophetess"), however, indeed tends to spell out truths to her master that he'd rather not acknowledge.
*** Karen Park gave [[ADogNamedDog the Bear the straightforward name "Cub"]].
*** ThemeNaming with Reseda, whose previous name was Sister Lily. Her Master also made a contract with her under the self-chosen name Camellia.
** OnlyOneName: Most of the Beings. Also, temporarily, characters like Cohen and Miranda, whose full names took a long time to be revealed.
** ShedTheFamilyName: Miranda goes by her mother's surname, Lake. It's also the one she used when entering into the Contract with Poe, meaning that he's not able to say it, but ''is'' able to refer to her by her father's surname.



* ParentalObliviousness: Although Miranda's father is [[one of the world's foremost Being researchers]], it doesn't take much effort to convince him that her Being is [[http://erinptah.com/catperson/comic/chapter-eighteen-page-11/ an ordinary human boyfriend]].

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* ParentalObliviousness: Although Miranda's father is [[one [[spoiler: one of the world's foremost Being researchers]], it doesn't take much effort to convince him that her Being is [[http://erinptah.com/catperson/comic/chapter-eighteen-page-11/ an ordinary human boyfriend]].



* ShedTheFamilyName: Miranda goes by her mother's surname, Lake. It's also the one she used when entering into the Contract with Poe, meaning that he's not able to say it, but ''is'' able to refer to her by her father's surname.



* ThemeNaming: Reseda, whose previous name was Sister Lily.
10th Dec '15 12:52:26 PM SailorPtah
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* HippieParents: Sparrow's mother.


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* ParentalObliviousness: Although Miranda's father is [[one of the world's foremost Being researchers]], it doesn't take much effort to convince him that her Being is [[http://erinptah.com/catperson/comic/chapter-eighteen-page-11/ an ordinary human boyfriend]].


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* ShedTheFamilyName: Miranda goes by her mother's surname, Lake. It's also the one she used when entering into the Contract with Poe, meaning that he's not able to say it, but ''is'' able to refer to her by her father's surname.
10th Dec '15 11:12:04 AM SailorPtah
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* FluffyTheTerrible: Taking into account the powers beings have, they have the capability to be this.

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* FluffyTheTerrible: Taking into account the powers beings Beings have, they have the capability to be this.



** CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Reseda (gold) and Cybele (pink).

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** CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Several of the Beings, including Reseda (gold) and (gold), Cybele (pink).(pink), Kaguya (teal), and sometimes Patrick (brown).
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* AsTheGoodBookSays

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* AsTheGoodBookSaysAsTheGoodBookSays: Used in wildly different ways by Timothy and Ann Walker.
** The Beings don't have their own religious beliefs, but you'll still see things like [[http://erinptah.com/catperson/comic/chapter-three-page-25/ Lily referencing the Book of Ruth]] or [[http://erinptah.com/catperson/comic/chapter-nine-pages-18-19/ Patrick quoting Psalms]].



* BreakTheCutie: Jany's entry on the character page of the comic lampshades the trope.

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* BreakTheCutie: Jany's entry on the character page of the comic lampshades the trope. And several of the Beings have demonstrated that they're highly vulnerable to breakage by abusive or out-of-control Masters.



* {{Expy}}: The full cast will bring in several AU versions of characters from the artist's [[Webcomic/AndShineHeavenNow earlier works]].

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* {{Expy}}: The full cast will bring in several Several AU versions of characters from the artist's [[Webcomic/AndShineHeavenNow earlier works]].


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** Ann Walker is a derivative of Shine's version of ''LittleOrphanAnnie''.
** Several readers have identified Stuart Cohen as resembling (a sinister AU version of) [[TheDailyShow Jon Stewart]].
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