History Webcomic / ButImACatPerson

12th Dec '17 7:54:17 AM wingedcatgirl
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* [[spoiler: ArmoredClosetGay]]: As of [[spoiler: chapter 20]], Bennett definitely is one.

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* [[spoiler: ArmoredClosetGay]]: ArmoredClosetGay: As of [[spoiler: chapter 20]], Bennett 20, [[spoiler:Bennett definitely is one.]]
11th Dec '17 10:35:03 PM wingedcatgirl
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* LogicBomb: [[http://erinptah.com/catperson/comic/chapter-six-page-3/ Tested]]. Turns out Beings do, in fact, have [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} paradox-absorbing crumple zones]].
7th Aug '17 10:21:56 AM GlassRain
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* CatGirl: Three cat-based shapeshifters: Reseda (a housecat), Blake (an "every big cat that isn't a lion", typically seen as a tiger), and a not-yet-introduced Lion. They typically stick to entirely-human or entirely-feline forms, but will sometimes sprout ears and a tail for the cuteness/weirdness/otaku-appeal factor.


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* FacialMarkings: Lightning has [[http://erinptah.com/catperson/comic/character-sketches-16/ dark streaks down the sides of his face]], loosely mimicking the coloring of his Bearded Vulture form.


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* {{Teleportation}}: Miranda has figured out how to do it. Eventually Sparrow tries to copy her methods, with [[GoneHorriblyWrong less-than-perfect results]].
13th Feb '17 12:11:37 PM morenohijazo
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* TwistedEucharist: A {{Cult}} drinks the blood of a being instead of the blood of Christ.
25th Nov '16 8:51:41 AM GlassRain
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* CorruptPolitician: Arthur Bennett tries to be this. He isn't as good at manipulation and ruthlessness as he'd like to believe, though.


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* LessDisturbingInContext: "[[http://erinptah.com/catperson/comic/chapter-nine-page-23/ I got this list of the names of a bunch of impressionable teenagers]]! It has all their contact information!"


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* NoSuchThingAsWizardJesus: Averted. Jesus is shown as an accomplished user of the same kind of magic that created the Beings. [[spoiler:His "resurrection" came about when, after his death, Mary Magdalene became the new Master of his Being, and ordered the Being to take over Jesus' identity.]]


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* {{Transsexual}}: The nonbinary Timothy/Camellia, who runs a branch of a Catholic hunger-relief charity. Timothy uses either pronoun, except at work due to not being out there.
11th Nov '16 6:32:08 AM HighCrate
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* GirlsNeedRoleModels: Ann Walker starts out looking like this: a blind young woman making her way in the sexist, man-dominated business culture of the 1960s. [[SubvertedTrope Later...]] [[TheSociopath not]] [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman so]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive much]].
1st May '16 3:25:16 PM Pichu-kun
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Not to be confused with ButImACheerleader. Also has nothing to do with actual [[{{Catfolk}} Cat People]].

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Not to be confused with ButImACheerleader.''Film/ButImACheerleader''. Also has nothing to do with actual [[{{Catfolk}} Cat People]].



* AsTheGoodBookSays: Used in wildly different ways by Timothy and Ann Walker.

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* AsTheGoodBookSays: AsTheGoodBookSays:
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Used in wildly different ways by Timothy and Ann Walker.



* {{Expy}}: Several AU versions of characters from the artist's [[Webcomic/AndShineHeavenNow earlier works]].

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* {{Expy}}: Several AU versions of characters from the artist's [[Webcomic/AndShineHeavenNow earlier works]].works]]:



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



** The raven goes by [[EdgarAllanPoe Poe]]. No wonder Miranda was first seen lurking in a graveyard.

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** The raven goes by [[EdgarAllanPoe [[Creator/EdgarAllanPoe Poe]]. No wonder Miranda was first seen lurking in a graveyard.



* RuleThirtyFour: In-story. Sparrow searches the web for information about Beings, and finds, among other things, links to Being porn. Some of them quite squicky.

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* RuleThirtyFour: RuleThirtyFour:
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In-story. Sparrow searches the web for information about Beings, and finds, among other things, links to Being porn. Some of them quite squicky.



* UnreadableDisclaimer: Unreadable-entire-contract, even. There's no written version of Bianca's agreement with Patrick, and the spoken version consisted entirely of "I, Bianca Washington."
** Of course given how short their memory is, [[FridgeBrilliance they would (or may already have) forget anything longer]]

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* UnreadableDisclaimer: Unreadable-entire-contract, even. There's no written version of Bianca's agreement with Patrick, and the spoken version consisted entirely of "I, Bianca Washington."
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" Of course given how short their memory is, [[FridgeBrilliance they would (or may already have) forget anything longer]]



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

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* WholesomeCrossdresser: Both Timothy/Camellia (actually bigender) and Bianca.
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.
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brown SkunkStripe.
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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]]."
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http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Webcomic.ButImACatPerson