History Webcomic / SluggyFreelance

2nd Dec '17 6:17:44 AM VVK
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* UnreliableNarrator: Compare [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/090805 this strip]] to Torg remembering [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/090819 what actually]] [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/090820 happened.]]
** Played for comedy later on, [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20100225 after Torg's story seemingly causes a bunch of increasingly violent reactions from Sasha.]]
** Also played for laughs earlier on, when [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/19990704 Torg recounts the early part of the Storm Breaker Saga to a bard,]] but decides to spice it up by adding some material from ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness''.

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* UnreliableNarrator: Compare [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/090805 UnreliableNarrator:
** Played for laughs when [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/19990704 Torg recounts the early part of the Storm Breaker Saga to a bard,]] but decides to spice it up by adding some material from ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness''.
** In [[WhamEpisode "bROKEN"]], we see the aftermath of the dramatic climax first one way. There's also a particular motif throughout the story where someone is always sitting in front of Torg in the same position. Later, however, Torg himself begins to suspect that his memory is messed up and discusses
this strip]] to Torg remembering [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/090819 with a therapist. It turns out that he's been suppressing the memory of what actually]] [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/090820 happened.]]
he really saw and we've been shown his "edited" version. The shots of someone sitting in front of him are also part of the unreliable memory -- a result of the suppressed memory trying to push through. Let's just say that when he remembers the real version, his insistence that someone is not really dead acquires a much more desperate tone.
** Played for comedy later on, [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20100225 after Torg's story seemingly causes a bunch of increasingly violent reactions from Sasha.]]
** Also played for laughs earlier on, when [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/19990704
]] It turns out that Torg recounts is unreliably narrating how he narrated the early part of the Storm Breaker Saga story to a bard,]] but decides to spice it up by adding some material from ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness''.Sasha.
2nd Dec '17 5:49:42 AM VVK
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** There was at one point, a meme on the forum where certain characters were called [[ContractualImmortality Not Allowed to Die]]; when one of these characters was KilledOffForReal during a parody arc, the list was narrowed down to TheMagnificentSevenSamurai. [[spoiler: Then even some of them... Dead? Alive? OnlyMostlyDead? FateWorseThanDeath? It got almost to the point of ZigZaggedTrope.]]

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** There was at one point, a meme on the forum where certain characters were called [[ContractualImmortality Not Allowed to Die]]; when one of these characters was KilledOffForReal during a parody arc, the list was narrowed down to TheMagnificentSevenSamurai.the main characters. [[spoiler: Then even some of them... Dead? Alive? OnlyMostlyDead? FateWorseThanDeath? It got almost to the point of ZigZaggedTrope.]]
2nd Dec '17 5:45:29 AM VVK
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Pete has announced his intention to try and complete most if not all running storylines by or around the comic's 20th anniversary on August 25th, 2017. From there, he has been tight-lipped about how "Sluggy 20+" will go, though he also said he's not going to retire.

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Pete has announced his intention to try and complete most if not all running storylines by or around As the comic's 20th anniversary on August 25th, 2017. From there, 2017 approached, Pete announced that he has been tight-lipped about how "Sluggy 20+" will go, though he also said he's would try to wrap up most ongoing storylines by around then and would not going to retire.
continue doing the comic in its current form. As it turned out, the webcomic did continue, but with a less frequent and regular posting schedule, as well as a new site layout and a new version of the optional paid subscription system.
2nd Nov '17 10:54:32 AM Berrenta
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* InteractingWithShadow: Bun Bun was, for a time, cursed with the shadow of the Groundhog. It annoyed him nearly to death.



* [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies It's Not You, It's My Psychotic Stalker]]: On the cusp of beginning a meaningful relationship with Zoë, Torg has to play this card when Oasis tracks him down. She's in love with him thanks to mind control and she can also fight robots, aliens, demons, and Bun-bun on an even footing. Zoë is, at best, a BadassNormal. In a stunning aversion of the CartwrightCurse Torg normally inflicts on his love interests, Torg says goodbye.

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* [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies It's Not You, It's My Psychotic Stalker]]: ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: On the cusp of beginning a meaningful relationship with Zoë, Torg has to play a psychotic stalker variant of this card when Oasis tracks him down. She's in love with him thanks to mind control and she can also fight robots, aliens, demons, and Bun-bun on an even footing. Zoë is, at best, a BadassNormal. In a stunning aversion of the CartwrightCurse Torg normally inflicts on his love interests, Torg says goodbye.
27th Sep '17 11:24:42 AM SomeNewGuy
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* GrandFinale: Pete has confirmed that "Fallen" will be this to the entire Hereti Corp arc and possibly the comic as a whole.
26th Sep '17 7:55:38 PM aidreamer
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* HoldingBackThePhlebotinum: [[spoiler:The technology of 4U city includes {{Nanite}}s that can completely rebuild a dead person from a backup and portals that can predictably enter any location within any dimension at any time you want. For obvious reasons, bringing back such technology would break the story, so 4U!Riff, a [[IHatePastMe self-loathing]] {{Jerkass}} forbids his younger AlternateSelf from bringing any of it back home. Plus, the Portal Technology is shown to have unbelievably severe drawbacks, namely the near-total obliteration of reality.]]

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* HoldingBackThePhlebotinum: [[spoiler:The technology of 4U city includes {{Nanite}}s that can completely rebuild a dead person from a backup and portals that can predictably enter any location within any dimension at any time you want. Riff even takes it to its logical conclusion by resurrecting a dead person from a backup obtained via time travel. For obvious reasons, bringing back such technology would break the story, so 4U!Riff, a [[IHatePastMe self-loathing]] {{Jerkass}} forbids his younger AlternateSelf from bringing any of it back home. Plus, the Portal Technology is shown to have unbelievably severe drawbacks, namely the near-total obliteration of reality.]]
4th Sep '17 2:26:13 PM Thecommander236
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* GuiltByAssociationGag: [[https://static.sluggy.com/comics/900/990307b2-1.png.pagespeed.ce.yheKiqb3_w.png Unsympathetically played]] [[http://archives.sluggy.com/book.php?chapter=10#1999-03-07 by Dr. Lorna.]]
29th Aug '17 10:46:15 AM Thecommander236
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* TheKeyIsBehindTheLock: Zoë's first line in the comic is "Help! I need a phone! I locked my keys in the car with the engine running!"

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* KarmaHoudini: Dr. Lorna, Riff's mom, never gets paid back for being a terrible mother and an even worse human being in general. Her son's supposed death was a just an opportunity for her to write a book calling him a horrible person and taking the blame of his supposed moral failings off of herself. Riff is simply someone to show off to prove she's a great mother or someone to mock and profit off of. On top of that, she spends all day berating callers and mocking other people while falsely accusing them of crimes like wife-beating so that she looks like a Saint in comparison and then she brags about herself. People in this comic have been killed for a lot less.
* TheKeyIsBehindTheLock: Zoë's Zoë;'s first line in the comic is "Help! I need a phone! I locked my keys in the car with the engine running!"
27th Aug '17 1:35:01 AM SeptimusHeap
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** [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness The early years of the strip]], by contrast, usually mentioned real games like ''TotalAnnihilation'' and ''{{Quake}}''.

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** [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness The early years of the strip]], by contrast, usually mentioned real games like ''TotalAnnihilation'' and ''{{Quake}}''.''VideoGame/{{Quake}}''.
24th Aug '17 5:41:50 AM Thecommander236
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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Menelaus, king of Sparta, and Helen of Troy appear as vampires.
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