History Webcomic / FAMIB

10th Dec '14 9:29:34 AM justanid
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FAMIB is a long form {{webcomic}} that started in 2001. It takes places in an AlternateUniverse where technology is more or less the same as now, but with plenty of odd twists, such as a race of [[LittleBitBeastly people with animal ears]] and another with [[WingedHumanoid wings coming out of the sides of their heads]].

The story [[TwoLinesNoWaiting mainly]] follows the [[ABoyAndHisX boy Tomas/Sein and his dragon]] Wollen, who [[spoiler:[[FromBadToWorse murdered most of Tomas's family]] and]] decided to adopt him. [[{{Deuteragonist}} The secondary main characters]] are Narancs (Tomas's brother) and Wrey, two [[{{Aesoptinum}} Ei]] agents, members of an elite special force who work for the government. Later chapters have also woven in some world-building backstory in the form of [[MeanwhileInTheFuture a biography Sein reads about the historical figure Hairam, who lived and died 200 years ago.]]

[[http://famib.com/ Can be read here.]]

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FAMIB ''[[http://famib.com/ FAMIB]]'' is a long form {{webcomic}} {{webcomic|s}} that started in 2001. It takes places in an AlternateUniverse where technology is more or less the same as now, but with plenty of odd twists, such as a race of [[LittleBitBeastly people with animal ears]] and another with [[WingedHumanoid wings coming out of the sides of their heads]].

The story [[TwoLinesNoWaiting mainly]] follows the boy Sein (aka Tomas Rentier) [[ABoyAndHisX boy Tomas/Sein and his dragon]] Wollen, who [[spoiler:[[FromBadToWorse murdered most of Tomas's family]] and]] decided to adopt him. [[{{Deuteragonist}} The secondary main characters]] are Narancs (Tomas's brother) and Wrey, two [[{{Aesoptinum}} Ei]] agents, members of an elite special force who work for the government. Later chapters have also woven in some world-building backstory in the form of [[MeanwhileInTheFuture [[SeparateSceneStorytelling a biography Sein reads reads]] about the historical figure Hairam, who lived and died 200 years ago.]]

[[http://famib.com/ Can be read here.]]
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** Some insight from that being Narancs Rentier's nickname given by the paparazzi.



* OnlyOneName: Hairam. Justified as [[http://ghostdeer.tumblr.com/post/68345297393/foregoing-any-asked-questions-this-week-cause-i he fought in what was essentially a class-based revolution in which most of the lower classes (including him) had surnames denoting their jobs or what families they belonged to; he, like many others, gave up this name, and didn't bother to take a new one.]]

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* OnlyOneName: Hairam. Justified as [[http://ghostdeer.tumblr.com/post/68345297393/foregoing-any-asked-questions-this-week-cause-i he fought in what was essentially a class-based revolution revolution]] in which most of the lower classes (including him) had surnames denoting their jobs or what families they belonged to; he, like many others, gave up this name, and didn't bother to take a new one.]]
16th May '14 8:50:07 PM AnoBakaDesu
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[[http://famib.com/ Can be read here.]] NeedsMoreLove.

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[[http://famib.com/ Can be read here.]] NeedsMoreLove.
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2nd Apr '14 11:36:05 AM TedlyAnderson
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* SpontaneousWeaponCreation: Anyone with an Ei and some practice can essentially generate weapons in their hands. They fade away after a while or if the creator dismisses them.


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* [[spoiler:{{Synchronization}}: Partial example with Tomas and Wollen. Injuries to one will show up on the other, but only if they're caused by an Ei weapon.]]
28th Mar '14 7:39:12 PM TedlyAnderson
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* HorseOfADifferentColor: Everybody seems to ride large, [[Franchise/FinalFantasy chocobo]]-like flightless birds as mounts. Interestingly, this world still has horses—or at least, it has ''unicorns'', which are completely non-magical and bred to be extremely domesticated pets for rich little girls.
28th Mar '14 7:17:06 PM TedlyAnderson
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FAMIB is a long form {{webcomic}} that started in 2001. It takes places in an AlternateUniverse where technology is more or less the same as now, but with plenty of odd twists, such as a race of [[LittleBitBeastly people with animal ears]] who're on the receiving end of some FantasticRacism.

The story [[TwoLinesNoWaiting mainly]] follows the [[ABoyAndHisX boy Tomas/Sein and his dragon]] Wollen who [[spoiler:[[FromBadToWorse murdered most of his family]] and]] decided to adopt him. [[{{Deuteragonist}} The secondary main characters]] are Narancs (Tomas's brother) and Wrey, two [[{{Aesoptinum}} Ei]] agents, members of an elite special force who work for the government. Later chapters have also woven in some world-building backstory in the form of [[MeanwhileInTheFuture a biography Sein reads about the historical figure Hairam.]]

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FAMIB is a long form {{webcomic}} that started in 2001. It takes places in an AlternateUniverse where technology is more or less the same as now, but with plenty of odd twists, such as a race of [[LittleBitBeastly people with animal ears]] who're on and another with [[WingedHumanoid wings coming out of the receiving end sides of some FantasticRacism.

their heads]].

The story [[TwoLinesNoWaiting mainly]] follows the [[ABoyAndHisX boy Tomas/Sein and his dragon]] Wollen Wollen, who [[spoiler:[[FromBadToWorse murdered most of his Tomas's family]] and]] decided to adopt him. [[{{Deuteragonist}} The secondary main characters]] are Narancs (Tomas's brother) and Wrey, two [[{{Aesoptinum}} Ei]] agents, members of an elite special force who work for the government. Later chapters have also woven in some world-building backstory in the form of [[MeanwhileInTheFuture a biography Sein reads about the historical figure Hairam.Hairam, who lived and died 200 years ago.]]



* AllAnimalsAreDomesticated: A somewhat bizarre example: Wollen is horribly injured and being kept in an unused subway tunnel by a group of would-be dragon hunters, in the hopes that he'll help them catch their prey. One of the group, Eagle, talks to Wollen a fair bit and even explicitly compares him to a lonely stray dog—even though Wollen is fully intelligent and capable of speech, which is unheard of for a dragon. [[spoiler:This comes back to bite her in the ass when Wollen gets free and turns her into hamburger.]]

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* AllAnimalsAreDomesticated: A somewhat bizarre example: Either played straight, averted, or subverted, depending on your definitions of "animal" and "domesticated." Wollen is horribly injured and being kept in an unused subway tunnel by a group of would-be dragon hunters, in the hopes that he'll help them catch their prey. One of the group, Eagle, talks to Wollen a fair bit and even explicitly compares him to a lonely stray dog—even though Wollen is fully intelligent and capable of speech, which is unheard of for a dragon. [[spoiler:This comes back to bite her in the ass when Wollen gets free and turns her into hamburger.]]



* CoolPet: Narancs had a seemingly robotic cat-like creature known as Beta. Tomas found it horrible and creepy (and apparently so did the author), so she was [[PutOnABus returned to the company]] and [[http://famib.com/comic.php?id=316 gone within a page.]]

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* CoolPet: Narancs had a seemingly robotic cat-like creature known as Beta. Tomas found it horrible and creepy (and apparently so did the author), so she was [[PutOnABus returned to the company]] and [[http://famib.com/comic.php?id=316 gone within a page.returned to the company]] and [[PutOnABus we will never speak of her again.]]



* EyelessFace: Mr. Scary (from Tomas's deams).

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* EyelessFace: Mr. Scary (from Scary/Absalom from Tomas's deams).dreams.
* FantasticRacism: There are three human subspecies in FAMIB-world. [[AllThereInTheManual As described]] on [[http://ghostdeer.tumblr.com/post/72667843322/doing-these-again-ran-out-of-room-for-some the creator's Tumblr]]: the Blomqui, [[WingedHumanoid with wings on the sides of their heads]] and [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair uniformly blue hair (in varying shades)]]; the Txbarxk, with darker skin and [[LittleBitBeastly tufted, squirrel-like ears]]; and the Dürische, who are "normal" humans. Wrey, as the first Blomqui Ei agent, gets used a lot for propaganda purposes.



* {{Gorn}}: Tomas's dream sequences, again.

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* {{Gorn}}: Tomas's dream sequences, again.sequences. Many sequences starring Wollen.



* TheLancer: Narancs.
* LivingADoubleLife: Minor example. Narancs had a secret job at a crappy video store, totally separate from his position as an Ei agent. He wanted a life where he wouldn't be reminded of the death of his family and the media frenzy that surrounded it. He eventually gets called out on it.

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* TheLancer: Narancs.
Narancs to Wrey. He tends to forget that she's his superior.
* LivingADoubleLife: Minor example. Narancs had a secret job at a crappy video store, totally separate from his position as an Ei agent.agent; his coworkers there had no idea he was a government super-soldier. He wanted a life where he wouldn't be reminded of the death of his family and the media frenzy that surrounded it. He eventually gets called out on it.treating poverty like a vacation.



* OnlyTheChosenMayWield: A variant, the government picks those who receive an Ei.

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* OnlyOneName: Hairam. Justified as [[http://ghostdeer.tumblr.com/post/68345297393/foregoing-any-asked-questions-this-week-cause-i he fought in what was essentially a class-based revolution in which most of the lower classes (including him) had surnames denoting their jobs or what families they belonged to; he, like many others, gave up this name, and didn't bother to take a new one.]]
* OnlyTheChosenMayWield: A variant, Variant: the government picks those who receive an Ei.
28th Mar '14 6:28:39 PM TedlyAnderson
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* FlatWhat: Narancs' reaction to [[spoiler:Tomas saying that he ''wants'' to be [[http://famib.com/comic.php?id=525 with the murderous dragon that killed their entire family.]]]]
28th Mar '14 6:23:34 PM TedlyAnderson
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* ArtifactTitle: FAMIB isn't the name of anyone or anything in the comic, and has nothing at all to do with the story. Originally it was an acronym (for [[spoiler:Fire Always Makes It Better]]).
28th Mar '14 6:07:35 PM TedlyAnderson
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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Retractable tail spikes & wings, plus {{psychic|Powers}} attacks. The government offers bounties for hunting them down. Wollen appears to the be only intelligent dragon.

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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Retractable tail spikes & and wings, plus {{psychic|Powers}} attacks.attacks. Oh, and those aren't horns on their heads, they're ''antennae''. The government offers bounties for hunting them down. Wollen appears to the be only intelligent dragon.dragon in the world.
28th Mar '14 6:04:05 PM TedlyAnderson
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* ArtEvolution: for being 10+ years old, it's noticable; later art is more stylized.

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* ArtEvolution: for being 10+ years old, it's noticable; later art is more stylized.Very much so. Compare [[http://famib.com/comic.php?id=73 this sequence from late 2001]] to [[http://famib.com/comic.php?id=466 a flashback to that same sequence in 2010.]]
28th Mar '14 5:54:53 PM TedlyAnderson
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* TraumaInducedAmnesia: Averted with Tomas. He remembers ''everything.''
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