History Webcomic / DailyGrind

14th Dec '17 12:49:22 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* The cat is Dr. Everard Chalko. Technically an endocrinologist, he's become in practice a bit of an OmnidisciplinaryScientist, handling everything from general medicine to electronics. His [[LoveInterests love interest]] is [[HotScoop newspaper reporter]] Alice Bryson, and since she's a canine, their relationship adds a touch of FantasticRacism to all the InterspeciesRomance going on. He is also TheSpeechless in the series because a gangster's bullet tore up his jaw and tongue, but he has a voice synthesizer that he types his lines into.

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* The cat is Dr. Everard Chalko. Technically an endocrinologist, he's become in practice a bit of an OmnidisciplinaryScientist, handling everything from general medicine to electronics. His [[LoveInterests love interest]] is [[HotScoop newspaper reporter]] reporter Alice Bryson, and since she's a canine, their relationship adds a touch of FantasticRacism to all the InterspeciesRomance going on. He is also TheSpeechless in the series because a gangster's bullet tore up his jaw and tongue, but he has a voice synthesizer that he types his lines into.
14th Dec '17 12:48:55 PM ChaoticNovelist
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As an action/adventure series that's posted ten (10 panel Long) pages a week since the last day of February 2005, it's probably hit - or is going to eventually hit - all the ActionAdventureTropes. The MainCharacters as follows:

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As an action/adventure series that's posted ten (10 panel Long) pages a week since the last day of February 2005, it's probably hit - or is going to eventually hit - all the ActionAdventureTropes. The MainCharacters are as follows:
14th Dec '17 12:48:41 PM ChaoticNovelist
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As an action/adventure series that's posted ten (10 panel Long) pages a week since the last day of February 2005, it's probably hit - or is going to eventually hit - all the ActionAdventureTropes; the artwork falls solidly into the 90% dictated by SturgeonsLaw (who says FurriesAreEasierToDraw?); and the FiveManBand of the main characters shakes out as follows:

* TheHero is the snake, Howlett Creager, the founder of Daily Grind. As the leader of the group, he usually barks out strategies and orders once a chapter, with groundbreaking results. He's also a good negotiator, having studied multiple fields in sociology. He's also a CelibateHero, not only because his [[LoveInterests love interest]] is a mammal and Howlett seems uncertain how that would work physically, but also because, even though he's only five years older than the aforementioned love interest, he was her [[WifeHusbandry legal guardian]] for the five years before she turned 18. So thinking about sex with her gives him a bit of the {{Squick}}. Of course, that doesn't stop him from replacing "pitching and catching" with "warm and snuggly bear hugs", which works just as fine. A variation on the theme: Howlett's love interest is TheBigGuy - or Big Gal in this case - rather than TheChick.

* TheLancer is the rabbit, D.F. Tharka. He spent 111 years working for {{Satan}}, called Scratch and in a lot of ways the BigBad of the series, did his HeelFaceTurn after his LoveRedeems moment, and has since become Daily Grind's unofficial number two. He and Gana, the object of that LoveRedeems moment, also work as [[PrivateDetective private detectives]] and are something of a BattleCouple. Tharka is a battlemage who has been relearning his old skills ever since he got away from Scratch.

* TheSmartGuy is the cat, Dr. Everard Chalko. Technically an endocrinologist, he's become in practice a bit of an OmnidisciplinaryScientist, handling everything from general medicine to electronics. His [[LoveInterests love interest]] is [[HotScoop newspaper reporter]] Alice Bryson, and since she's a canine, their relationship adds a touch of FantasticRacism to all the InterspeciesRomance going on. He is also TheSpeechless in the series because a gangster's bullet tore up his jaw and tongue, but he has a voice synthesizer that he types his lines into.

* TheBigGuy here is The Big Gal, the squirrel Jolene. Short but stronger, faster, and more neurotic than all the other characters combined, she's an ActionGirl and a not-that-cute CuteBruiser who tries her hardest not to be a BrokenBird. She's madly in love with Howlett but is violently [[{{Asexuality}} asexual]], something Howlett is absolutely fine with. She needs to take Chalko's pills to suppress her neurosis on a regular double-daily basis, something she has trouble with. She also recently discovered on her 18th birthday that she's inherited a legacy as a MagicalGirl, and she's dealing with that.

* TheChick, then, would be the moth Constance Teasdale, but she pretty much [[AvertedTrope averts]] all the listed characteristics of TheChick. She's not TheHeart, she's a LadyOfWar; not an example of WomenAreWiser, she's a DeterminedWidow, leaving the others and going off on her own like TheLancer if she thinks that's the best approach. She's almost literally a BlackWidow, too, due to the unfortunate circumstances surrounding her husband's death, becoming an IceQueen as a result though she's begun [[DefrostingIceQueen defrosting]] lately due to the attentions of Alban Sathmont, [[OurFairiesAreDifferent a prince of the Fae]] who's been courting her.

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As an action/adventure series that's posted ten (10 panel Long) pages a week since the last day of February 2005, it's probably hit - or is going to eventually hit - all the ActionAdventureTropes; the artwork falls solidly into the 90% dictated by SturgeonsLaw (who says FurriesAreEasierToDraw?); and the FiveManBand of the main characters shakes out ActionAdventureTropes. The MainCharacters as follows:

* TheHero is the The snake, Howlett Creager, is the founder of Daily Grind. As the leader of the group, he usually barks out strategies and orders once a chapter, with groundbreaking results. He's also a good negotiator, having studied multiple fields in sociology. He's also a CelibateHero, not only because his [[LoveInterests love interest]] is a mammal and Howlett seems uncertain how that would work physically, but also because, even though he's only five years older than the aforementioned love interest, he was her [[WifeHusbandry legal guardian]] for the five years before she turned 18. So thinking about sex with her gives him a bit of the {{Squick}}. Of course, that doesn't stop him from replacing "pitching and catching" with "warm and snuggly bear hugs", which works just as fine. A variation on the theme: Howlett's love interest is TheBigGuy - or Big Gal in this case - rather than TheChick.

* TheLancer *The rabbit is the rabbit, D.F. Tharka. He spent 111 years working for {{Satan}}, called Scratch and in a lot of ways the BigBad of the series, did his HeelFaceTurn after his LoveRedeems moment, and has since become Daily Grind's unofficial number two. He and Gana, the object of that LoveRedeems moment, also work as [[PrivateDetective private detectives]] and are something of a BattleCouple. Tharka is a battlemage who has been relearning his old skills ever since he got away from Scratch.

* TheSmartGuy The cat is the cat, Dr. Everard Chalko. Technically an endocrinologist, he's become in practice a bit of an OmnidisciplinaryScientist, handling everything from general medicine to electronics. His [[LoveInterests love interest]] is [[HotScoop newspaper reporter]] Alice Bryson, and since she's a canine, their relationship adds a touch of FantasticRacism to all the InterspeciesRomance going on. He is also TheSpeechless in the series because a gangster's bullet tore up his jaw and tongue, but he has a voice synthesizer that he types his lines into.

* TheBigGuy here is The Big Gal, the squirrel is Jolene. Short but stronger, faster, and more neurotic than all the other characters combined, she's an ActionGirl and a not-that-cute CuteBruiser who tries her hardest not to be a BrokenBird. She's madly in love with Howlett but is violently [[{{Asexuality}} asexual]], something Howlett is absolutely fine with. She needs to take Chalko's pills to suppress her neurosis on a regular double-daily basis, something she has trouble with. She also recently discovered on her 18th birthday that she's inherited a legacy as a MagicalGirl, and she's dealing with that.

* TheChick, then, would be the The moth is Constance Teasdale, but she pretty much [[AvertedTrope averts]] all the listed characteristics of TheChick. Teasdale. She's not TheHeart, she's a LadyOfWar; not an example of WomenAreWiser, she's LadyOfWar and a DeterminedWidow, leaving the others and going off on her own like TheLancer if she thinks that's the best approach. She's almost literally a BlackWidow, too, due to the unfortunate circumstances surrounding her husband's death, becoming an IceQueen as a result though she's begun [[DefrostingIceQueen defrosting]] lately due to the attentions of Alban Sathmont, [[OurFairiesAreDifferent a prince of the Fae]] who's been courting her.



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* BiggerBad: During one of their jobs, Daily Grind unearths a creature known as the Nulla Lucis (effectively a female Lucifer), and [[{{Satan}} old Scratch himself]] comes to them for help disposing of her.
** Nulla Lucis then one-ups Scratch by attempting to blow up the space time continuum. For kicks.
9th Oct '17 2:36:58 AM kome360
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* WrongGenreSavvy: Dr. Chalmers thinks he's the doomed hero of a CosmicHorrorStory. This is a ScienceFantasy Noir-Lite, and he's a mass-murderer.
28th Sep '17 11:20:51 PM kome360
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* WhamLine: Scratch has had a wire in Daily Grind's vault for half a year, revealed with this one sentence:
-> '''Adriane''': It's your voice, isn't it, Scratch?
-> '''Scratch''': I don't know what you mean.
-> '''Adriane''': When I hear the sledge speaking, ''it's your voice''.

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* WhamLine: Scratch has had a wire in Daily Grind's vault for half a year, revealed with this one sentence:
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'''Adriane''': It's your voice, isn't it, Scratch?
-> --> '''Scratch''': I don't know what you mean.
-> --> '''Adriane''': When I hear the sledge Sledge speaking, ''it's your voice''.
28th Sep '17 11:19:53 PM kome360
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* WhamLine: Scratch has had a wire in Daily Grind's vault for half a year, revealed with this one sentence:
-> '''Adriane''': It's your voice, isn't it, Scratch?
-> '''Scratch''': I don't know what you mean.
-> '''Adriane''': When I hear the sledge speaking, ''it's your voice''.
13th Jun '16 8:30:17 AM eroock
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13th Jun '16 8:29:43 AM eroock
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-->--Howlett Creager

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-->--Howlett -->-- Howlett Creager
26th Apr '16 9:39:14 AM DrNovakaine
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* FantasticRacism: There are hints that relations between the different families of animal people aren't as easygoing as they might appear. Overt racism is rare - the one chapter where the issues seems to arise, it ends up being a FalseFlagOperation - but there are hints of lingering tensions, including when a mouse cop and cat politician apparently kill each other (deliberately staged by the mob), and Alice mentions that mixed groups still get rejected from restaurants due to fears of conflict. Also "bug" used as a racial epithet for insectoids, and "spider" being similarly received by the Fae. On top of this, there's the implication that Gadsden is one of the better examples of harmony, which suggests that these issues might be even more serious in the rest of the world.


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* NervesOfSteel: Most of the heroes have their moments, but A. Gana Belea is by far the most unshakable. Doesn't matter whether she's coming face-to-face with a servant of hell, knocked out and abducted by a child slaver with giant clippers, turning the entire concept of magic on its head, or being raged at by the Devil himself (not to mention said Devil probably hating her more than any other mortal in existence), she approaches it all with the same aplomb.


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* PrecisionFStrike: While "damn" and "hell" are thrown around fairly casually, anything more serious is extremely rare to see. When the Dust Bunny finally drops one in Chapter 66, the author comments from the previous page actually warn about it coming up.
25th Apr '16 12:07:22 PM DrNovakaine
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** Portia flips out when asked a direct question during her first appearance, though in a later appearance she's gotten better at contralling herself.

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** Portia flips out when asked a direct question during her first appearance, though in a later appearance she's gotten better at contralling controlling herself.


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* RageAgainstTheHeavens: Juliette's motivation while she's broken.
--> '''Juliette:''' I want to drag God out of Heaven, grab him by the lapels, and slap him around! I want to call him a jerkwad to his face, kick him in the 'nads, and throw him down ev'ry available staircase!
** Bumble blames Cyrios for everything that's gone wrong for her and creates havoc to try to get to him, though other characters are all too quick to point out that it was her own choices that led to her fate.
** Eulatti has his in a breakdown in Chapter 84 when he feels abandoned by Cyrios, unable to feel him the way other Fae do. Of all the examples, though, he's the one who gets closest to actually meeting with Cyrios (with the possibility that he did, though the speaker never let it be clear), and he comes to a peaceful resolution as a result.
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