History Webcomic / MaterialGirl

9th Oct '16 2:25:12 AM eroock
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'''Material Girl''' is a {{Webcomic}} created by Heartgear and hosted on Website/DeviantART. It follows the story of Noah, a teenager forced to live as a WholesomeCrossdresser after brushing off the local beggar girl. Failing to spare some coin, Noah finds himself [[LaserGuidedKarma a slave to Karma]] when his sister's wardrobe ([[AWizardDidIt somehow]]) acquires life and, in her absence, decide he'll make an acceptable replacement.

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'''Material Girl''' ''Material Girl'' is a {{Webcomic}} created by Heartgear and hosted on Website/DeviantART. It follows the story of Noah, a teenager forced to live as a WholesomeCrossdresser after brushing off the local beggar girl. Failing to spare some coin, Noah finds himself [[LaserGuidedKarma a slave to Karma]] when his sister's wardrobe ([[AWizardDidIt somehow]]) acquires life and, in her absence, decide he'll make an acceptable replacement.
2nd Sep '16 10:02:50 AM Noaqiyeum
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** The overall art style has some deliberate similarities to ''Comics/CalvinAndHobbes'' (e.g. cars 'float' down the street at high speed), and focuses on the interactions between a boy and his ambiguously-imaginary non-human sidekick.
25th Aug '15 6:57:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* GenderBender: A variant. Noah's doesn't change gender ''per se'', but is forced into being a WholesomeCrossDresser by magically animated clothing. Unless you buy into the theory that it's all in his head and he's having a breakdown due to repressed [[{{Transgender}} gender issues]], that is. [[spoiler: When pressed by a bully, he claims to be both a boy and a girl (a concept known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genderqueer genderqueer]]). The epilogue shows Noah going through the rest of high school as a woman, presumably voluntarily.]]
12th Dec '14 7:05:02 PM LeeM
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You can start reading it on Website/DeviantART [[http://heartgear.deviantart.com/art/Material-Girl-Bad-Karma-85286795 here]]. The comic is also available on the artist's own website [[http://heartgearimagineers.com/materialgirl/ here]].

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You can start reading it on Website/DeviantART [[http://heartgear.deviantart.com/art/Material-Girl-Bad-Karma-85286795 here]]. The comic is also available on the artist's own website [[http://heartgearimagineers.com/materialgirl/ here]].
24th May '14 3:21:36 PM Spindriver
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'''Material Girl''' is a {{Webcomic}} created by Heartgear and hosted on Website/DeviantART. Material Girl follows the story of Noah, a teenager forced to live as a WholesomeCrossdresser after brushing off the local beggar girl. Failing to spare some coin, Noah finds himself [[LaserGuidedKarma a slave to Karma]] when his sister's wardrobe ([[AWizardDidIt somehow]]) acquires life and, in her absence, decide he'll make an acceptable replacement.

Unnatural forces aside, the comic stays mostly slice-of-life comedy with a bit of drama and [[AnAesop some messages to give to the readers]].

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'''Material Girl''' is a {{Webcomic}} created by Heartgear and hosted on Website/DeviantART. Material Girl It follows the story of Noah, a teenager forced to live as a WholesomeCrossdresser after brushing off the local beggar girl. Failing to spare some coin, Noah finds himself [[LaserGuidedKarma a slave to Karma]] when his sister's wardrobe ([[AWizardDidIt somehow]]) acquires life and, in her absence, decide he'll make an acceptable replacement.

Unnatural forces aside, the comic stays remains mostly a slice-of-life comedy with a bit of drama and [[AnAesop some messages to give to for the readers]].



* AndIMustScream: A minor version of this -- one of the animated clothing's favorite tricks is to simply gag him with an animated ribbon and them drag him where they want him to go.

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* AndIMustScream: A minor version of this -- one of the animated clothing's favorite tricks is to simply gag him with an animated ribbon and them drag him where they want it wants him to go.



* BrokenAesop: Remember, your sexuality is a choice! Someone else just has to choose it for you and then condition you into following said sexuality. A retcon to Noah's past tried to fix this, but it still seems to contradict the overall message of the comic [[FridgeHorror and turn very veeeery freaky.]]
** The creater did address these concerns, sort of.

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* BrokenAesop: Remember, your sexuality is a choice! Someone else just has to choose it for you and then condition you into following said sexuality. A retcon to Noah's past tried tries to fix this, but it still seems to contradict the overall message of the comic [[FridgeHorror and turn very veeeery freaky.]]
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]] The creater creator did address these concerns, sort of.



* DancingPants
* DisproportionateRetribution: So he ignores a gypsy beggar and ends up having his entire life shattered and put back together in response? Harsh.
** It depends on how much you read into the comic. With the symbolism, it could be that the gypsy was completely unrelated to a later nervous breakdown, or her harsh words caused it.

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* DancingPants
DancingPants.
* DisproportionateRetribution: So he ignores a gypsy beggar and ends up having his entire life shattered and put back together in response? Harsh.
** It
Harsh. But much depends on how much you read into the comic. With the symbolism, it It could be that the gypsy was completely unrelated to a later nervous breakdown, or her harsh words caused it.



* GypsyCurse: In this case the Gypsy is a cute young-ish girl instead of an old crone, but it still fits.
* HelloNurse: Just look at the ''goddamn'' picture in the article!! (Does not actually happen in the comic proper.)

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* GypsyCurse: In this case the Gypsy is a cute young-ish girl instead of an old crone, but it still fits.
crone.
* HelloNurse: Just look at the ''goddamn'' picture in the article!! above! (Does not actually happen in the comic proper.)



* {{Homage}}: To ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''.
** Also, a comparison with the Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast.
* IDidntMeanToTurnYouOn: Noah certainly didn't mean this with [[spoiler:Rex]], but had to pay the consequences.

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* {{Homage}}: {{Homage}}:
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To ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''.
** Also, there's a comparison with the Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast.
''Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast.''
* IDidntMeanToTurnYouOn: IDidntMeanToTurnYouOn:
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Noah certainly didn't mean this with [[spoiler:Rex]], but had to pay face the consequences.



* IfItsYouItsOkay: [[spoiler:By the end, Mars has figured out Noah's gender. He doesn't care. Also, shown in the epilogue, Rex is still fairly torn over his attraction to Noah.]]

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* IfItsYouItsOkay: [[spoiler:By the end, Mars has figured out Noah's gender. He doesn't care. Also, shown in the epilogue, Rex is still fairly quite torn over his attraction to Noah.]]



* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Is Noah possessed by magically animated girls' clothing items, or having a nervous break over the development of a non-male gender identity?

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Is Noah possessed by magically animated girls' clothing items, or having a nervous break breakdown over the development of a non-male gender identity?



* NoNameGiven: 'Mars', with no name given in the comic proper, the fans just followed the artist's lead and named him from his shirt.
* OverprotectiveDad: That collects ''medieval torture devices''.

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* NoNameGiven: 'Mars', "Mars"; with no name given in the comic proper, the fans just followed the artist's lead and named him from his shirt.
* OverprotectiveDad: That Who collects ''medieval torture devices''.



* ThereAreNoTherapists: Averted - As the CerebusSyndrome kicks in and Noah's new quirk goes from funny to disturbing, the "have you called a therapist" joke between Noah's parents becomes "we're locking you in the back of the car and making you go to one".

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* ThereAreNoTherapists: Averted - -- As the CerebusSyndrome kicks in and Noah's new quirk goes from funny to disturbing, the "have you called a therapist" joke between Noah's parents becomes "we're locking you in the back of the car and making you go to one".
9th Dec '13 5:48:03 PM Yuihime
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* DancingPants


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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Is Noah possessed by magically animated girls' clothing items, or having a nervous break over the development of a non-male gender identity?
16th Apr '13 3:09:54 PM HoorayForHollywood
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'''Material Girl''' is a {{Webcomic}} hosted on Website/DeviantART. Material Girl follows the story of Noah, a teenager forced to live as a WholesomeCrossdresser after brushing off the local beggar girl. Failing to spare some coin, Noah finds himself [[LaserGuidedKarma a slave to Karma]] when his sister's wardrobe ([[AWizardDidIt somehow]]) acquires life and, in her absence, decide he'll make an acceptable replacement.

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'''Material Girl''' is a {{Webcomic}} created by Heartgear and hosted on Website/DeviantART. Material Girl follows the story of Noah, a teenager forced to live as a WholesomeCrossdresser after brushing off the local beggar girl. Failing to spare some coin, Noah finds himself [[LaserGuidedKarma a slave to Karma]] when his sister's wardrobe ([[AWizardDidIt somehow]]) acquires life and, in her absence, decide he'll make an acceptable replacement.



You can start reading it [[http://heartgear.deviantart.com/art/Material-Girl-Bad-Karma-85286795 here]].

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You can start reading it on Website/DeviantART [[http://heartgear.deviantart.com/art/Material-Girl-Bad-Karma-85286795 here]]. The comic is also available on the artist's own website [[http://heartgearimagineers.com/materialgirl/ here]].
16th Apr '13 1:16:35 PM Tuckerscreator
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'''Material Girl''' is a {{Webcomic}} hosted on DeviantART. Material Girl follows the story of Noah, a teenager forced to live as a WholesomeCrossdresser after brushing off the local beggar girl. Failing to spare some coin, Noah finds himself [[LaserGuidedKarma a slave to Karma]] when his sister's wardrobe ([[AWizardDidIt somehow]]) acquires life and, in her absence, decide he'll make an acceptable replacement.

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'''Material Girl''' is a {{Webcomic}} hosted on DeviantART.Website/DeviantART. Material Girl follows the story of Noah, a teenager forced to live as a WholesomeCrossdresser after brushing off the local beggar girl. Failing to spare some coin, Noah finds himself [[LaserGuidedKarma a slave to Karma]] when his sister's wardrobe ([[AWizardDidIt somehow]]) acquires life and, in her absence, decide he'll make an acceptable replacement.
22nd Jan '13 9:09:01 AM SeptimusHeap
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* DroppedABridgetOnHim: That's how it starts.
4th Dec '12 3:32:12 PM Lokimaros
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* FromBadToWorse: [[spoiler:One of the epilogues shows Noah's ''male'' clothing animating in much the same way as his sister's clothing, demanding equal access to him. The author's note suggests that they all start getting along afterwards. Symbolism, much?]]



* ItGotWorse: [[spoiler:One of the epilogues shows Noah's ''male'' clothing animating in much the same way as his sister's clothing, demanding equal access to him. The author's note suggests that they all start getting along afterwards. Symbolism, much?]]
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