History Webcomic / IDreamOfAJeanieBottle

23rd Jun '16 11:00:28 AM StFan
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* AuthorAppeal: Obviously, but even more so than in the creator's [[SailorSun other]] WebComic.

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* AuthorAppeal: Obviously, but even more so than in the creator's [[SailorSun [[Webcomic/SailorSun other]] WebComic.
23rd Jun '16 10:59:04 AM StFan
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->'''Belle:''' I've seen how you look at Neil.
->'''Jean:''' What do you mean?!...'''I DO NOT LOOK AT NEIL IN ANY WAY!'''

''[[http://jeaniebottle.com/index.php I Dream of a Jeanie Bottle]]'' is a comic series by CD Rudd (also the author of ''[[SailorSun SailorSun.org]]''), in which two male friends come across an empty genie bottle. One of them (Jean, an unabashed ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'' fanboy) opens it and is [[KarmicTransformation transformed into the bottle's new occupant]] while the other friend, Neil, becomes her master. As can be expected, HilarityEnsues.

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->'''Belle:''' I've seen how you look at Neil.
->'''Jean:'''
Neil.\\
'''Jean:'''
What do you mean?!...'''I DO NOT LOOK AT NEIL IN ANY WAY!'''

''[[http://jeaniebottle.com/index.php I Dream of a Jeanie Bottle]]'' is a comic series by CD Rudd (also the author of ''[[SailorSun ''[[Webcomic/SailorSun SailorSun.org]]''), in which two male friends come across an empty genie bottle. One of them (Jean, an unabashed ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'' fanboy) opens it and is [[KarmicTransformation transformed into the bottle's new occupant]] while the other friend, Neil, becomes her master. As can be expected, HilarityEnsues.






!!This series provides examples of:

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!!This series !!''I Dream of a Jeanie Bottle'' provides examples of:of:



* CastFromLifeSpan: A genie's magic is this to an extent: they can die if they overuse their powers on a broad (read: "global") scale for too long, presumably at the behest of their master. It is heavily implied that the last known genie to suffer this fate was [[spoiler: Eva Braun.]]

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* CastFromLifeSpan: A genie's magic is this to an extent: they can die if they overuse their powers on a broad (read: "global") scale for too long, presumably at the behest of their master. It is heavily implied that the last known genie to suffer this fate was [[spoiler: Eva [[spoiler:Eva Braun.]]



* CluelessChickMagnet: Neil has two genies fighting over him, probably because he's a nice guy who does not try to take advantage of them as Jeanie fears and Aracelli has probably experienced.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Minor case- Jeanie's costume was slightly more like [[Series/IDreamOfJeannie Jeannie's]] earlier on (she later lost the veil), and for the first few strips, the apparent rule about Jeanie always wearing at least one article of genie apparel didn't exist.
* ExactWords: during the Hazzard County Arc. Boss Hogg wished "Make sure the Duke Boys and the General Lee won't bother me anymore." The wish turned the Duke boys [[AuthorAppeal into Duke girls]] and made the General Lee disappear. Apparently the magic decided and not Jeanie because she didn't know the General Lee is a car.



* CluelessChickMagnet: Neil has two genies fighting over him, probably because he's a nice guy who does not try to take advantage of them as Jeanie fears and Aracelli has probably experienced.
* DidntThinkThisThrough: Jeanie challenging Samantha to a genie duel. [[OhCrap The look on her face]] when Neil calls her out on it says it all.
-->'''Neil''': You do realize that she's been a genie a lot longer than you've been? And actually knows what's involved in a genie duel.
** Actually, a lot of things Jeanie does. Her pride and impatience often cause her to act without thinking.
* DistractedByTheSexy / RagingStiffie: Neil cannot control himself when Jean presses herself against him or if she is wearing revealing outfits / bikinis.

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* CluelessChickMagnet: Neil has two genies fighting over him, probably because he's a nice guy who does not try to take advantage of them as Jeanie fears and Aracelli has probably experienced.
* DidntThinkThisThrough:
DidntThinkThisThrough:
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Jeanie challenging Samantha to a genie duel. [[OhCrap The look on her face]] when Neil calls her out on it says it all.
-->'''Neil''': --->'''Neil:''' You do realize that she's been a genie a lot longer than you've been? And actually knows what's involved in a genie duel.
** Actually, a A lot of things Jeanie does. Her pride and impatience often cause her to act without thinking.
* DistractedByTheSexy / RagingStiffie: DistractedByTheSexy:
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Neil cannot control himself when Jean presses herself against him or if she is wearing revealing outfits / bikinis.



* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: As with all comics of this type, Jean will likely never be changed back no matter what she does. Made blatantly obvious by the fact that her powers are best summed up as 'can do almost anything except transform her body back to being male', and the sitcom-inspired environment means StatusQuoIsGod

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Minor case -- Jeanie's costume was slightly more like [[Series/IDreamOfJeannie Jeannie's]] earlier on (she later lost the veil), and for the first few strips, the apparent rule about Jeanie always wearing at least one article of genie apparel didn't exist.
* ExactWords: during the Hazzard County Arc. Boss Hogg wished "Make sure the Duke Boys and the General Lee won't bother me anymore." The wish turned the Duke boys [[AuthorAppeal into Duke girls]] and made the General Lee disappear. Apparently the magic decided and not Jeanie because she didn't know the General Lee is a car.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: As with all comics of this type, Jean will likely never be changed back no matter what she does. Made blatantly obvious by the fact that her powers are best summed up as 'can "can do almost anything except transform her body back to being male', male", and the sitcom-inspired environment means StatusQuoIsGod



* FollowTheLeader: Jean quite often turns her best friend into a woman instead of actually doing something good with her powers. Just ''[[TheWotch where]]'' [[SarcasmMode have we seen this before]]?

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* FollowTheLeader: Jean quite often turns her best friend into a woman instead of actually doing something good with her powers. Just ''[[TheWotch ''[[Webcomic/TheWotch where]]'' [[SarcasmMode have we seen this before]]?



* HypocriticalHumor: Jean, a male chauvinist turned into the genie of his own fantasies gets upset when Neal acts like... a male chauvinist with a genie fantasy.

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* HypocriticalHumor: HypocriticalHumor:
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Jean, a male chauvinist turned into the genie of his own fantasies gets upset when Neal acts like... a male chauvinist with a genie fantasy.



* {{Jerkass}}: Lord Guano and Jean are both not very nice to each other, or to Neil. The former [[http://jeaniebottle.com/?comic=02102010 mistakes Neil for Jean]] and [[http://jeaniebottle.com/?comic=03032010 unjustly punishes him in her stead]], while the latter [[NeverMyFault blames Neil for everything that goes wrong]] and is [[http://jeaniebottle.com/?comic=03312010 more concerned about what will happen to herself if Lord Guano finds out she made a mistake]] than restoring her supposed best friend to normal.

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* {{Jerkass}}: {{Jerkass}}:
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Lord Guano and Jean are both not very nice to each other, or to Neil. The former [[http://jeaniebottle.com/?comic=02102010 mistakes Neil for Jean]] and [[http://jeaniebottle.com/?comic=03032010 unjustly punishes him in her stead]], while the latter [[NeverMyFault blames Neil for everything that goes wrong]] and is [[http://jeaniebottle.com/?comic=03312010 more concerned about what will happen to herself if Lord Guano finds out she made a mistake]] than restoring her supposed best friend to normal.



* JerkassGenie: Jean, on more than one occasion, usually due to ComedicSociopathy or in response to some slight, real or imagined. Once it was a clear-cut case of self defense.

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* JerkassGenie: Jean, on more than one occasion, usually due to ComedicSociopathy or in response to some slight, real or imagined. Once it was a clear-cut case of self defense.self-defense.



* LaserGuidedKarma: Jean fantasized about having his own Genie. He finds the whole idea much less attractive from the other side of the coin. So far ComedicSociopathy has prevented Jean from acknowledging the irony.
** The reason Jean transforms to look like Jeannie from ''I Dream of Jeannie'' is because he's a fanboy of that series and that's how he ''expected'' genies to look.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: LaserGuidedKarma:
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Jean fantasized about having his own Genie. He finds the whole idea much less attractive from the other side of the coin. So far ComedicSociopathy has prevented Jean from acknowledging the irony.
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irony. The reason Jean transforms to look like Jeannie from ''I Dream of Jeannie'' is because he's a fanboy of that series and that's how he ''expected'' genies to look.



* LoopholeAbuse: Push comes to shove, Jeanie has to obey or fulfill her master's wishes. That doesn't mean she doesn't put her own spin on things (like getting rid of the Duke Boys [[GenderBender by changing them into girls]]) either as a LiteralGenie or a JerkassGenie depending upon what RuleOfFunny demands.
** Shows up when the fishing boat captain wishes for Jeanie to "Make a dutiful wife" Jeanie uses ExactWords to justify turning ''him'' into a dutiful wife.

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* LoopholeAbuse: Push comes to shove, Jeanie has to obey or fulfill her master's wishes. That doesn't mean she doesn't put her own spin on things (like getting rid of the Duke Boys [[GenderBender by changing them into girls]]) either as a LiteralGenie or a JerkassGenie depending upon what RuleOfFunny demands.
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demands. Shows up when the fishing boat captain wishes for Jeanie to "Make a dutiful wife" wife". Jeanie uses ExactWords to justify turning ''him'' into a dutiful wife.



* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: Despite her insistence that she is not really Neil's genie, Jean shows some decidedly possessive {{Tsundere}}-ish behavior towards him.
** Jeannie's reaction when she finds out that Belle thinks the disguised Neil is a much better lover than Jean was is to try and seduce Neil herself to learn what makes him so good. Clearly she didn't think through all of the implications of that plan.
*** Well, she was sleep-deprived at that point.
* MorphicResonance: Jeannie can alter her appearance, but her gender is too integral to her genie identity and she can't change it. She also always wears at least one item of genie apparel, usually her hat ([[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness although this rule didn't apply in the early comics]]).
** After Jeanie becomes Boss Hogg's genie her hat remains white even after Neal retrieves her bottle.

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* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody:
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Despite her insistence that she is not really Neil's genie, Jean shows some decidedly possessive {{Tsundere}}-ish behavior towards him.
** Jeannie's reaction when she finds out that Belle thinks the disguised Neil is a much better lover than Jean was is to try and seduce Neil herself to learn what makes him so good. Clearly she didn't think through all of the implications of that plan.
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plan. Well, she was sleep-deprived at that point.
* MorphicResonance: Jeannie can alter her appearance, but her gender is too integral to her genie identity and she can't change it. She also always wears at least one item of genie apparel, usually her hat ([[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness although this rule didn't apply in the early comics]]).
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comics]]). After Jeanie becomes Boss Hogg's genie her hat remains white even after Neal retrieves her bottle.



* MsFanservice: Jean, and apparently it's mandatory.
** Neil has noticed that she ''[[http://jeaniebottle.com/?p=217 has boobs now]]''. Way to go, Neil!
** Kazom implies that it is mandatory, as Jean's ''IDreamOfJeannie'' obsession set the parameters when he obtained the bottle.
-->'''Kazom''': "Oh, you're one of ''those'' genies."

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* MsFanservice: Jean, and apparently it's mandatory.
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mandatory. Neil has noticed that she ''[[http://jeaniebottle.com/?p=217 has boobs now]]''. Way to go, Neil!
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Neil! Kazom implies that it is mandatory, as Jean's ''IDreamOfJeannie'' ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'' obsession set the parameters when he obtained the bottle.
-->'''Kazom''': "Oh, -->'''Kazom:''' Oh, you're one of ''those'' genies."



* PoorCommunicationKills: Jeanie and Aracelli are constantly at loggerheads over Neil, Jeanie because she's possessive and he's a "safe" master and Aracelli because she actually loves him.. and he's a "safe" master. If they actually sat down and talked it over they could probably work out their differences in about five minutes. Especially since Aracelli's current master, Rodge's niece Caley, is a little girl and likely the safest master of all.

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* PoorCommunicationKills: PoorCommunicationKills:
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Jeanie and Aracelli are constantly at loggerheads over Neil, Jeanie because she's possessive and he's a "safe" master and Aracelli because she actually loves him.. and he's a "safe" master. If they actually sat down and talked it over they could probably work out their differences in about five minutes. Especially since Aracelli's current master, Rodge's niece Caley, is a little girl and likely the safest master of all.



* WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma: The writer, CD Rudd, is a less-than-perfect grammarian. Fortunately, he took on an editor some years ago, and the comic's grammar been stellar ever since.
* RunningGag: Neil will invariably end up turned into a girl and transported to a strip club for annoying Jean in some way.
** The strip club has taken a back seat in recent years, after Jean transformed Neil into "Natalie" to take her place on a date with Rodge. Ever since, her go-to punishment for Neil has been to turn him into Natalie and try to hook her up with Rodge.

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* WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma: The writer, CD Rudd, is a less-than-perfect grammarian. Fortunately, he took on an editor some years ago, and the comic's grammar been stellar ever since.
* RunningGag: Neil will invariably end up turned into a girl and transported to a strip club for annoying Jean in some way.
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way. The strip club has taken a back seat in recent years, after Jean transformed Neil into "Natalie" to take her place on a date with Rodge. Ever since, her go-to punishment for Neil has been to turn him into Natalie and try to hook her up with Rodge.



* ThirdLawOfGenderBending: The harem outfit comes with Jean's duties, but early in the series, she spent a whole comic using her powers to experiment with female clothing (including a ''Franchise/SailorMoon''-esque magical girl, [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Rogue]] and WesternAnimation/KimPossible's cheerleader outfit) in a "G-rated" ManIFeelLikeAWoman montage.
** Crosses into MorphicResonance territory because every form Jean tries to assume (even her former male appearance) tends to come out "genie-fied" (BareYourMidriff is apparently mandatory) and always includes at least one item of her genie apparel, usually the hat.

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* ThirdLawOfGenderBending: The harem outfit comes with Jean's duties, but early in the series, she spent a whole comic using her powers to experiment with female clothing (including a ''Franchise/SailorMoon''-esque magical girl, [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Rogue]] and WesternAnimation/KimPossible's cheerleader outfit) in a "G-rated" ManIFeelLikeAWoman montage.
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montage. Crosses into MorphicResonance territory because every form Jean tries to assume (even her former male appearance) tends to come out "genie-fied" (BareYourMidriff is apparently mandatory) and always includes at least one item of her genie apparel, usually the hat.


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* WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma: The writer, CD Rudd, is a less-than-perfect grammarian. Fortunately, he took on an editor some years ago, and the comic's grammar been stellar ever since.
31st May '16 5:31:55 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Inherent in the premise.

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Inherent in the premise. Jean is a ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'' fanboy with genie fantasies. The beginning of the comic sees these fantasies come true... with ''himself'' ([[GenderBender Or herself]]) as the genie and his friend as the genie master.
5th Apr '16 4:24:55 AM JustKnown
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* ComedicSociopathy: Jean has little regard for the consequences of her actions unless they come to harm herself. Had their situations been reversed with Neal becoming the [[GenderBender female]] genie, Jean would have been only too happy to [[http://jeaniebottle.com/?comic=jeanie-bottle-75 use his wishes to "do" Neal.]] She turned a nerd into a girl and later chose not to turn him back due to more concern over her own problems and possibly even spite. While her reason for turning a ship captain into a woman was understandable, her DisproportionateRetribution against a friend of the captain was less so. She regularly abuses people, especially [[ButtMonkey Neal]], for her own needs, without any respect at all for theirs. This trait of hers is usually PlayedForLaughs.

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* ComedicSociopathy: Jean has little regard for the consequences of her actions unless they come to harm herself. Had their situations been reversed with Neal becoming the [[GenderBender female]] genie, Jean would have been only too happy to [[http://jeaniebottle.com/?comic=jeanie-bottle-75 use his wishes to "do" Neal.]] She turned a nerd into a girl and later chose not didn't bother to turn him back due to more concern over her obsession with her own problems and possibly even spite. spite (it certainly looked like spite to him). While her reason for turning a ship fishing boat captain into a woman was understandable, her DisproportionateRetribution against a friend another member of the captain crew was less so. She regularly abuses people, especially [[ButtMonkey Neal]], for her own needs, needs without any respect at all for theirs. This trait of hers is usually PlayedForLaughs.



* ExactWords: during the Hazzard County Arc. Boss Hogg wished "Make sure the Duke Boys and the General Lee won't bother me anymore." The wish turned the Duke boys [[AuthorAppeal into Duke girls]] and made the General Lee disappear. Apparently the magic decided and not Jeanie because she doesn't know the General Lee is a car.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Jeannie is mortified when Belle reveals that Neil, whom Jeannie had disguised as the male Jean, is a much better lover than Jean ever was (probably because Neil's a lot less selfish.) Her solution? Sleep with Neil herself to find out what makes him so good in bed. Of course, she was sleep-deprived at the time.

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* ExactWords: during the Hazzard County Arc. Boss Hogg wished "Make sure the Duke Boys and the General Lee won't bother me anymore." The wish turned the Duke boys [[AuthorAppeal into Duke girls]] and made the General Lee disappear. Apparently the magic decided and not Jeanie because she doesn't didn't know the General Lee is a car.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Jeannie is mortified when Belle reveals that Neil, whom Jeannie had disguised as the male Jean, is a much better lover than Jean ever was (probably because Neil's a lot less selfish.) Her solution? Sleep with Neil herself to find out what makes him so good in bed. Of course, she was very sleep-deprived at the time.



* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: As with all comics of this type, Jean will likely never be changed back no matter what she does. Made blatantly obvious by the fact that her powers are best summed up as 'can do almost anything except transform her body back to being male'.

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* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: As with all comics of this type, Jean will likely never be changed back no matter what she does. Made blatantly obvious by the fact that her powers are best summed up as 'can do almost anything except transform her body back to being male'. male', and the sitcom-inspired environment means StatusQuoIsGod



**After Jeanie becomes Boss Hogg's genie her hat remains white even after Neal retrieves her bottle.



**Kazom implies that it is mandatory, as Jean's ''IDreamOfJeannie'' obsession set the parameters when he obtained the bottle.
-->'''Kazom''': "Oh, you're one of ''those'' genies."



* PoorCommunicationKills: Jeanie and Aracelli are constantly at loggerheads over Neil, Jeanie because she's possessive and he's a "safe" master and Aracelli because she actually loves him (and he's a "safe" master). If they actually sat down and talked it over they could probably work out their differences in about five minutes. Especially since Aracelli's current master, Rodge's niece Caley, is a little girl and likely the safest master of all.

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* PoorCommunicationKills: Jeanie and Aracelli are constantly at loggerheads over Neil, Jeanie because she's possessive and he's a "safe" master and Aracelli because she actually loves him (and him.. and he's a "safe" master).master. If they actually sat down and talked it over they could probably work out their differences in about five minutes. Especially since Aracelli's current master, Rodge's niece Caley, is a little girl and likely the safest master of all.
11th Mar '16 1:18:57 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Minor case- Jeanie's costume was slightly more like [[Series/IDreamOfJeannie Jeannie's]] earlier on (she later lost the veil), and for the first few strips, the apparent rule about Jeanie always wearing at least one article of genie apparel didn't exist.
11th Mar '16 1:15:48 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* PoorCommunicationKills: Jeanie and Aracelli are constantly at loggerheads over Neil, Jeanie because she's possessive and he's a "safe" master and Aracelli because she actually loves him (and he's a "safe" master). If they actually sat down and talked it over they could probably work out their differences in about five minutes. Especially since Aracelli's current master, Rodge's niece Caley, is a little girl and likely the safest master of all,

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* PoorCommunicationKills: Jeanie and Aracelli are constantly at loggerheads over Neil, Jeanie because she's possessive and he's a "safe" master and Aracelli because she actually loves him (and he's a "safe" master). If they actually sat down and talked it over they could probably work out their differences in about five minutes. Especially since Aracelli's current master, Rodge's niece Caley, is a little girl and likely the safest master of all, all.
** During the ''Bewitched'' crossover arc, most of the conflict comes from Samantha thinking that Jeanie is a witch Endora sent to watch her and Jeanie thinking that Samantha is a genie sent by Lord Guano. When Neil and Darrin ''do'' communicate, they solve the plot fairly quickly.
29th Feb '16 8:03:50 PM JustKnown
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** Shows up earlier when the fishing boat captain wishes for Jeanie to "Make a dutiful wife" Jeanie uses ExactWords to justify turning ''him'' into a dutiful wife.

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** Shows up earlier when the fishing boat captain wishes for Jeanie to "Make a dutiful wife" Jeanie uses ExactWords to justify turning ''him'' into a dutiful wife.



* PoorCommunicationKills: Jeanie and Aracelli are constantly at loggerheads over Neil, Jeanie because she's possessive and he's a "safe" master and Aracelli because she actually loves him (and he's a "safe" master). If they actually sat down and talked it over they could probably work out their differences in about five minutes.

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* PoorCommunicationKills: Jeanie and Aracelli are constantly at loggerheads over Neil, Jeanie because she's possessive and he's a "safe" master and Aracelli because she actually loves him (and he's a "safe" master). If they actually sat down and talked it over they could probably work out their differences in about five minutes. Especially since Aracelli's current master, Rodge's niece Caley, is a little girl and likely the safest master of all,
28th Feb '16 6:44:57 AM JustKnown
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**Shows up earlier when the fishing boat captain wishes for Jeanie to "Make a dutiful wife" Jeanie uses ExactWords to justify turning ''him'' into a dutiful wife.
28th Feb '16 6:32:52 AM JustKnown
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* ClingyJealousGirl: Jeanie to Neil. She can't help it, it's build into the Master/Genie relationship. That doesn't mean she has to like it, prompting her response to Belle in the page quote.
28th Feb '16 6:27:56 AM JustKnown
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* LoopholeAbuse: Push comes to shove, Jeanie has to obey or fulfill her master's wishes. That doesn't mean she doesn't put her own spin on things (such as getting rid of the Duke Boys [[GenderBender by changing them into girls]]) either as a LiteralGenie or a JerkassGenie depending upon what RuleOfFunny demands.

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* LoopholeAbuse: Push comes to shove, Jeanie has to obey or fulfill her master's wishes. That doesn't mean she doesn't put her own spin on things (such as (like getting rid of the Duke Boys [[GenderBender by changing them into girls]]) either as a LiteralGenie or a JerkassGenie depending upon what RuleOfFunny demands.
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