History Webcomic / Sunstone

15th Nov '17 7:58:36 PM Willbyr
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** [[spoiler:Valerie first appears to be a condescending bigot]], but in chapter three it's revealed that [[spoiler:this was a case of UnreliableNarrator; Lisa was too caught up in her new lifestyle to see Valerie is actually concerned for her]]. Chapter 5 adds a twist to the reveal, as [[spoiler:we learn that Valerie is from Texas and hasn't completely lost her accent. What led Lisa to think she was being prejudiced was her saying "lesbian" unconsciously with a bit of her old twang.]]

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** [[spoiler:Valerie first appears to be a condescending bigot]], but in chapter three it's revealed that [[spoiler:this was a case of UnreliableNarrator; Lisa was too caught up in her new lifestyle to see Valerie is actually concerned for her]]. Chapter 5 adds a twist to the reveal, as [[spoiler:we learn that Valerie is from Texas and hasn't completely lost her accent. What led Lisa to think she was being prejudiced was her saying "lesbian" unconsciously with a bit of her old twang.twang, which sounded condescending to Lisa.]]



* SharedUniverse: As the creators of ''Sunstone'' and ''Webcomic/BloodStain'', Stjepan Sejic and Linda Sejic, are married, not only does each artist draw each other's characters, but both webcomics are set in the same world. The events of each comic are isolated from each other most of the time, except for when the four main characters meet in an in-universe MMORPG, and several non-canon illustrations. As Linda Sejic confirms in [[http://sigeel.deviantart.com/art/elly-ally-354326120 this strip]] both comics will get a real crossover event in the future.

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* SharedUniverse: As the creators of ''Sunstone'' and ''Webcomic/BloodStain'', Stjepan Sejic and Linda Sejic, are married, not only does each artist draw each other's characters, but both webcomics are set in the same world. The events of each comic are isolated from each other most of the time, except for when the four main characters meet in an in-universe MMORPG, and several non-canon illustrations. As Linda Sejic confirms in [[http://sigeel.deviantart.com/art/elly-ally-354326120 this strip]] both comics will get a real crossover event in the future.
15th Nov '17 4:28:52 AM Willbyr
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** Anne is showing signs of this as well, though hers is more of a bashful reticence in regards to Lisa. It's adorable.

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** Anne is showing shows signs of this as well, though hers is more of a bashful reticence in regards to Lisa. It's adorable.



* AlternateContinuity: The older pieces are more random, stylistically different, and [[SafeSaneAndConsensual a bit....unsafe.]] They're mostly fetish pinups, with a few plottier moments(like Ally's noncanon AnguishedDeclarationOfLove). See EarlyInstallmentWeirdness.

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* AlternateContinuity: The older pieces are more random, stylistically different, and [[SafeSaneAndConsensual a bit....unsafe.]] They're mostly fetish pinups, with a few plottier moments(like moments (like Ally's noncanon AnguishedDeclarationOfLove). See EarlyInstallmentWeirdness.



* AmicableExes[=/=]BetterAsFriends: Ally and Alan.

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* AmicableExes[=/=]BetterAsFriends: AmicableExes: Ally and Alan.Alan's current relationship, as their past relationship ended badly and made them both realize that [[BetterAsFriends going beyond friendship is just going to lead to more hurt]].



* AuthorTract: It is common to encounter short speeches from the characters' mouths about BDSM informing the reader of such things as the importance of considering safety, the responsibility of the Dom and the importance of trust and honesty in the relationship, but given the reasoning that this comic partially exists to educate and dispel myths these moments do not feel out of place, moreover the comic more often than not ''{{show|DontTell}}s'' the reader why this is the case for the characters. It also helps that the comic shows a character who is both uninterested in BDSM and oblivious to its inner-workings yet doesn't look down on him.

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* AuthorTract: It is common to encounter short speeches from the characters' mouths about BDSM informing the reader of such things as the importance of considering safety, the responsibility of the Dom and the importance of trust and honesty in the relationship, but given the reasoning that this comic partially exists to educate and dispel myths these moments do not feel out of place, moreover place. Moreover, the comic more often than not ''{{show|DontTell}}s'' the reader why this is the case for the characters. It also helps that the comic shows a character who is both uninterested in BDSM and oblivious to its inner-workings inner workings yet doesn't look down on him.



* BeneathTheMask: A recurring theme of the webcomic is masks and how despite the fact these characters use persona in their BDSM, beneath these masks they are all perfectly normal (and in Ally's case adorkable) people. This quote adequately sums the author's attitude up succinctly:

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* BeneathTheMask: A recurring theme of the webcomic is masks and how how, despite the fact these characters use persona in their BDSM, beneath these masks they are all perfectly normal (and in Ally's case adorkable) people. This quote adequately sums the author's attitude up succinctly:



* BrainsAndBondage: Allison is some kind of computer programmer, and the rest of the cast doesn't seem to be slouches in the intelligence department either.
* BrainyBrunette: Allison works as a computer programmer.

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* BrainsAndBondage: Allison is some kind of computer software programmer, and the rest of the cast doesn't seem to be slouches in the intelligence department either.
* BrainyBrunette: Allison works as a computer software programmer.



* TheCameo: Lisa and Ally have a cameo appearance in the restaurant where [[DeathVigil Clara declares her love to Jon]].

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* TheCameo: Lisa and Ally have a cameo appearance in the restaurant where [[DeathVigil [[ComicBook/DeathVigil Clara declares her love to Jon]].



* CostumePorn[=/=]UnlimitedWardrobe: And ''how!'' This series displays some stunning examples of fetish fashion, sometimes dedicating huge lengths of page to showing someone's full costume. [[StealthPun Subtropes]] include:

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* CostumePorn[=/=]UnlimitedWardrobe: CostumePorn: And ''how!'' This series displays some stunning examples of fetish fashion, sometimes dedicating huge lengths of page to showing someone's full costume. [[StealthPun Subtropes]] include:



** DressedAllInRubber: Common, the dress Lisa wears to the club is just one example.
** SexySantaDress: Worn by the all three girls during their first Christmas together.
** CostumeTestMontage: In chapter three, where the majority of a strip is dedicated to Lisa and Ally spending an hour just trying on Ally's very extensive costume collection and earlier in the first chapter where both are getting ready for their first meeting.

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** DressedAllInRubber: Common, Common; the dress Lisa wears to the club is just one example.
** SexySantaDress: Worn by the all three girls during their first Christmas together.
** CostumeTestMontage: In chapter three, where the majority of a strip is dedicated to Lisa and Ally spending an hour just trying on [[UnlimitedWardrobe Ally's very extensive costume collection collection]] and earlier in the first chapter where both are getting ready for their first meeting.



* CrackIsCheaper: InUniverse; Collecting BDSM equipment and outfits is Ally's only recreational spending outlet; when Lisa asks Ally how much has been spent on all this stuff Ally refuses to answer. WordOfGod is that it's been ''forty grand.'' Alan even calls her on spending so much on this stuff in one strip. Ally had spent so much money on stuff that just sat in her closet that Alan actually cut her off and refused to sell her any more (at least until Lisa comes along and they start putting the numerous outfits to use).

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* CrackIsCheaper: InUniverse; InUniverse. Collecting BDSM equipment and outfits is Ally's only recreational spending outlet; when Lisa asks Ally how much has been spent on all this stuff Ally refuses to answer. WordOfGod is that it's been ''forty grand.'' Alan even calls her out on her extravagant spending so much on this stuff in one strip. Ally had spent so much money on stuff that just sat in her closet that Alan actually cut her off and refused to sell her any more (at least until Lisa comes along and they start putting the numerous outfits to use).



** There is some in the comic but it mostly comes from shock that they are actually falling in love with each other, both assumed that because they were both girls sex would just be no strings attached fun. While them both being girls is part of that shock the majority of the {{Angst}} comes from defining what their relationship is and how far they are willing to take it.
* GenderBlenderName: Mr. Bonkers the cat. Though it must be said that telling the gender of cats isn't a simple task; Lisa might be mistaken. [[spoiler:It eventually turns out that the naming was a Kramer family tradition, regardless of the kitty's gender.]]

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** There is some in the comic but it mostly comes from shock that they are actually falling in love with each other, both assumed that because they were both girls sex would just be no strings attached no-strings-attached fun. While them both being girls is part of that shock shock, the majority of the {{Angst}} comes from defining what their relationship is and how far they are willing to take it.
* GenderBlenderName: Mr. Bonkers the cat. Though it must be said that telling the gender of cats isn't a simple task; task, Lisa might be mistaken. [[spoiler:It eventually turns out that the naming was a Kramer family tradition, regardless of the kitty's gender.]]



** [[spoiler:Valerie first appears to be a condescending bigot]], but in chapter three it's revealed that [[spoiler:this was a case of UnreliableNarrator; Lisa was too caught up in her new lifestyle to see Valerie is actually concerned for her friend Lisa.]]

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** [[spoiler:Valerie first appears to be a condescending bigot]], but in chapter three it's revealed that [[spoiler:this was a case of UnreliableNarrator; Lisa was too caught up in her new lifestyle to see Valerie is actually concerned for her]]. Chapter 5 adds a twist to the reveal, as [[spoiler:we learn that Valerie is from Texas and hasn't completely lost her friend Lisa.accent. What led Lisa to think she was being prejudiced was her saying "lesbian" unconsciously with a bit of her old twang.]]



** Once Anne starts exploring Lisa's erotic writings (most of which feature an InkSuitActor of herself), her interactions with her new friend become understandably more complex, especially because as a self described hobbyist Lisa is keen to bring up these topics with Anne as much as possible.

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** Once Anne starts exploring Lisa's erotic writings (most of which feature an InkSuitActor of herself), her interactions with her new friend become understandably more complex, especially because as a self described self-described hobbyist Lisa is keen to bring up these topics with Anne as much as possible.



* InfiniteCanvas: The comic takes full advantage of sprawling downwards, panels can flow into each other and often great space is used to show characters head to toe. WordOfGod has stated the only real problem with getting the work published is the huge amount of reformatting that would have to take place to fit the comic into a book.

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* InfiniteCanvas: The comic takes full advantage of sprawling downwards, downwards; panels can flow into each other and often great space is used to show characters head to toe. WordOfGod has stated the only real problem with getting the work published is the huge amount of reformatting that would have to take place to fit the comic into a book.



* KnuckleCracking: A habit of Lisa's, and one of the few things about her that annoys the crap out of Ally. Lisa does this at the very start of the series before beginning the memoirs and again later when, to help wake herself up, she cracks her neck. Ally visibly squirms as the sight of this

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* KnuckleCracking: A habit of Lisa's, and one of the few things about her that annoys the crap out of Ally. Lisa does this at the very start of the series before beginning the memoirs and again later when, to help wake herself up, she cracks her neck. Ally visibly squirms as the sight of thisthis.



* MistakenForGay: Alan was this in college.

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* MistakenForGay: Alan was this in college.college and was tormented about it.



** A few recent minicomics show the problems with working with latex. Namely, that without talcum powder or some other means to lubricate it, it is incredibly difficult to get on, and that latex has to be shined in order to produce that sexy sheen -- and that you don't want to get that shine stuff on a laminated floor or it will turn into something similar to an ice rink. Sejic plans to address latex allergies in fetish culture in future chapters.

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** A few recent minicomics show the problems with working with latex. Namely, that without talcum powder or some other means to lubricate it, it is incredibly difficult to get on, and that latex has to be shined in order to produce that sexy sheen -- and that you don't want to get that shine stuff on a laminated floor or it will turn into something similar to an ice rink. Sejic plans to address latex allergies in fetish culture in future chapters.


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** One installment shows a brief sequence in which Lisa and Ally's sessions get derailed in various ways, including Lisa being hit with the need to use the bathroom.
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* ArcWords: ''Sunstone'', Ally's safeword which she gives to all of her subs, which has become the official title of the comic.
* AuthorTract: It is common to encounter short speeches from the characters' mouths about BDSM informing the reader of such things as the importance of considering safety, the responsibility of the Dom and the importance of trust and honesty in the relationship, but given the reasoning that this comic partially exists to educate and dispel myths these moments do not feel out of place, moreover the comic more often than not ''[[ShowDontTell shows]]'' the reader why this is the case for the characters. It also helps that the comic shows a character who is both uninterested in BDSM and oblivious to it's inner-workings yet doesn't look down on him.

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* ArcWords: ''Sunstone'', "Sunstone", Ally's safeword which she gives to all of her subs, which has become the official title of the comic.
* AuthorTract: It is common to encounter short speeches from the characters' mouths about BDSM informing the reader of such things as the importance of considering safety, the responsibility of the Dom and the importance of trust and honesty in the relationship, but given the reasoning that this comic partially exists to educate and dispel myths these moments do not feel out of place, moreover the comic more often than not ''[[ShowDontTell shows]]'' ''{{show|DontTell}}s'' the reader why this is the case for the characters. It also helps that the comic shows a character who is both uninterested in BDSM and oblivious to it's its inner-workings yet doesn't look down on him.



* BetaCouple: Alan and Anne are this in finale of the first arc, although WordOfGod confirms they will be the focus of the second arc. Tom and Cassie qualify much more neatly.

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* BetaCouple: Alan and Anne are this in the finale of the first arc, although WordOfGod confirms they will be the focus of the second arc. Tom and Cassie qualify much more neatly.



** Anne, who is shown to marry [[spoiler: Alan]] in the future but also seems to have a crush on Lisa and Ally both, and in Lisa's stories has indulged in all female threesome fantasies.

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** Anne, who is shown to marry [[spoiler: Alan]] [[spoiler:Alan]] in the future but also seems to have a crush on Lisa and Ally both, and in Lisa's stories has indulged in all female threesome fantasies.



* BigDamnKiss: [[spoiler:Between Ally and Lisa at the end of Chapter 5 when Ally finally figures it out]].
* BodyHorror: Played in disturbingly realistic fashion when we're shown the dangers of careless rope work. Marion uses the wrong sort of knots on her wrists combined with improper positioning of the ropes on the bed out of obsession with trying to prove Alan wrong about 24/7 submission (which Alan isn't into for a variety of reasons, chiefest among them being that it is highly stressful for the dom), and finds herself trapped and alone while the blood circulation to her hands is cut off. Her hands go lifeless and ''visibly dark grey in colour.'' It gets worse when we're told this had caused blood clots and Marion could have ''lost'' her hands, if not her life.

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* BigDamnKiss: [[spoiler:Between Ally and Lisa Lisa]] at the end of Chapter 5 when Ally [[spoiler:Ally finally figures it out]].
* BodyHorror: Played in disturbingly realistic fashion when we're shown the dangers of careless rope work. Marion uses the wrong sort of knots on her wrists combined with improper positioning of the ropes on the bed out of obsession Marion, having become obsessed with trying to prove Alan wrong about 24/7 submission (which Alan isn't into for a variety of reasons, chiefest among them being that it is highly stressful for the dom), ties herself up but uses the wrong sort of knots on her wrists and improper positioning of the ropes on the bed, and finds herself trapped and alone for hours while the blood circulation to her hands is cut off. Her off. By the time Ally finds her, her hands go have gone lifeless and ''visibly dark grey in colour.'' colour''. It gets worse when we're told this had caused blood clots and Marion could have ''lost'' her hands, if not her life.



** Also deconstructed, as the comic [[http://shiniez.deviantart.com/gallery/38157378#/d4ndfcl acknowledges this popular view of BDSM,]] and also looks at how BDSM can realistically go wrong when people let it go to their heads or don't give it the needed prior planning.

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** Also deconstructed, as the comic [[http://shiniez.deviantart.com/gallery/38157378#/d4ndfcl acknowledges this popular view of BDSM,]] BDSM]] and also looks at how BDSM can realistically go wrong when people let it go to their heads or don't give it the needed prior planning.



* BrainyBrunette: As mentioned above, Allison.

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* BrainyBrunette: As mentioned above, Allison.Allison works as a computer programmer.



* [[CantHoldHisLiquor Can't Hold Her Liquor]]: Four vodka cranberries turns Ally into the "[[InVinoVeritas honest drunk]]."

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* [[CantHoldHisLiquor Can't Hold Her Liquor]]: CantHoldHisLiquor: Four vodka cranberries turns Ally into the "[[InVinoVeritas honest drunk]]."



** Occasionally we see Ally rubbing her wrists when she's anxious, [[MyGreatestFailure there's a reason for this.]]

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** Occasionally we see Ally rubbing her wrists when she's anxious, anxious. [[MyGreatestFailure there's There's a reason for this.]]



** OfCorsetsSexy: Sported by all three girls at various points. [[spoiler: Possibly Alan as well in the future.]]

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** OfCorsetsSexy: Sported by all three girls at various points. [[spoiler: Possibly [[spoiler:Possibly Alan as well in the future.]]



** In an as-yet future strip (which may end up being one of Lisa's stories) Ally takes both Lisa and Anne to Blizz Con, with her [[WorldOfWarcraft dressed as a Blood Elf and them dressed as Draenai]]. Also results in a JizzInMyPants moment to some unfortunate nerd that commented on GirlOnGirlIsHot... who is then treated to some ''very'' lurid details of this by Anne.
* CrackIsCheaper: InUniverse; Collecting BDSM equipment and outfits is Ally's only recreational spending outlet, when Lisa asks Ally how much has been spent on all this stuff Ally refuses to answer. WordOfGod is that it's been ''forty grand.'' Alan even calls her on spending so much on this stuff in one strip. Ally had spent so much money on stuff that just sat in her closet that Alan actually cut her off and refused to sell her any more (at least until Lisa comes along and they start putting the numerous outfits to use).

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** In an as-yet future strip (which may end up being one of Lisa's stories) Ally takes both Lisa and Anne to Blizz Con, with her [[WorldOfWarcraft [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft dressed as a Blood Elf and them dressed as Draenai]]. Also results in a JizzInMyPants moment to some unfortunate nerd that commented on GirlOnGirlIsHot... who is then treated to some ''very'' lurid details of this by Anne.
* CrackIsCheaper: InUniverse; Collecting BDSM equipment and outfits is Ally's only recreational spending outlet, outlet; when Lisa asks Ally how much has been spent on all this stuff Ally refuses to answer. WordOfGod is that it's been ''forty grand.'' Alan even calls her on spending so much on this stuff in one strip. Ally had spent so much money on stuff that just sat in her closet that Alan actually cut her off and refused to sell her any more (at least until Lisa comes along and they start putting the numerous outfits to use).



-->'''Lisa:''' I thought you weren't into Pet Play?
-->'''Ally:''' I was never in the scouts either but I still stick to the ''Always be Prepared" motto.

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-->'''Lisa:''' I thought you weren't into Pet Play?
-->'''Ally:'''
Play?\\
'''Ally:'''
I was never in the scouts either but I still stick to the ''Always be Prepared" motto.



** Explored through out the strip; normally the characters don't do this as the restraints are intended to be comfortable and avert this; but in the instances that things go wrong; such as when Alan was separated from Ally when she was tied up we see strong red marks on her body and Alan soothing the sore wrists.
** Played with too in the case of Marion and her accident; due to the fact she had her blood circulation cut off the ropes couldn't be taken off in the first place; so we don't see Marion do this; but we do see Ally doing this to herself unconsciously as she tells the traumatic story.

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** Explored through out throughout the strip; normally strip. Normally the characters don't do this as the restraints are intended to be comfortable and avert this; this, but in the instances that things go wrong; such wrong (such as when Alan was separated from Ally when she was tied up up) we see strong red marks on her body and Alan soothing the sore wrists.
** Played with too in the case of Marion and her accident; due accident. Due to the fact she had her blood circulation cut off the ropes couldn't be taken off in the first place; place, so we don't see Marion do this; this, but we do see Ally doing this to herself unconsciously as she tells the traumatic story.



* DudeLooksLikeALady: Alan has been hinted at this. At least two characters have attempted to get him to crossdress. Both have failed, epically in Anne's case.

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* DudeLooksLikeALady: DudeLooksLikeALady:
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Alan has been hinted at this. At least two characters have attempted to get him to crossdress. Both have failed, epically in Anne's case.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The comic used to be a collection of pin-up images consisting of Ally dominating Lisa and Anne. Many of these featured descriptions of Ally enslaving them and subjecting them to unsafe punishments, as might be expected of a pure fantasy scenario. Since deciding to write ''Sunstone'' as a serious story, the author removed most of the problematic strips...for them to later reappear [[DaydreamSurprise as fantasy sequences of main characters.]]

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The comic used to be a collection of pin-up images consisting of Ally dominating Lisa and Anne. Many of these featured descriptions of Ally enslaving them and subjecting them to unsafe punishments, as might be expected of a pure fantasy scenario. Since deciding to write ''Sunstone'' as a serious story, the author removed most of the problematic strips...for them to later reappear [[DaydreamSurprise as fantasy sequences of main characters.]]characters]].



* EmbarrassingNickname: Lisa is yet to enjoy any of her older brother Mike's names for her. The ones we hear are Betty, short for Elizabeth, which is ''not'' Lisa's name, and Lassie in reference to her BDSM collar (which, if it wasn't for Mike's ignorance to the collar's significance would be downright ''offensive'')

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* EmbarrassingNickname: Lisa is yet to enjoy any of her older brother Mike's names for her. The ones we hear are Betty, short for Elizabeth, which is ''not'' Lisa's name, and Lassie in reference to her BDSM collar (which, if it wasn't for Mike's ignorance to the collar's significance would be downright ''offensive'')''offensive'').



* EveryoneCanSeeIt: As the meet with Anne for Lisa's tattoo approaches, everyone is picking up on Ally and Lisa's growing attraction and feelings for each other, no matter how hard the two insist that they are JustFriends. [[spoiler:It comes to a head at the end of Chapter 4, with much going to hell for everyone involved]].
* ExperimentedInCollege: In different respects; Lisa and Anne both mention having had same-sex experiences, while a fairly detailed sequence of strips go into how Ally and Alan met in college and experimented with types of BDSM play, gradually becoming the doms we know.
* FacePalm: Ally does this when Cassie calls her a Vulcan. Which is entirely appropriate, considering [[Creator/PatrickStewart who gives]] [[MemeticMutation the most famous face palm.]]

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* EveryoneCanSeeIt: As the meet with Anne for Lisa's tattoo approaches, everyone is picking up on Ally and Lisa's growing attraction and feelings for each other, no matter how hard the two insist that they are JustFriends. [[spoiler:It comes to a head at the end of Chapter 4, with much going to hell for everyone involved]].
involved.]]
* ExperimentedInCollege: In different respects; respects. Lisa and Anne both mention having had same-sex experiences, while a fairly detailed sequence of strips go into how Ally and Alan met in college and experimented with types of BDSM play, gradually becoming the doms we know.
* FacePalm: Ally does this when Cassie calls her a Vulcan. Which is entirely Entirely appropriate, considering [[Creator/PatrickStewart who gives]] [[MemeticMutation the most famous face palm.]]palm]].



* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Mike and Lisa fill the former and latter roles respectively, interestingly despite the fact that Lisa is the younger one and the one leading the double life. [[spoiler:As it turns out, Mike's marriage was on the rocks, and he was trying to do the open relationship thing as a way to try to deal with it, only to make things worse, and only talking things out steered him and his wife on the right track again]].
* ForegoneConclusion: There are several strips that show what will happen in the future including a "5 years later" reunion. Through FlashForward we know that [[spoiler: Ally and Lisa get married as do Anne and Alan, with Lisa even introducing her family to her girlfriend. At some point Marion reappears and renews her friendship with the group.]]

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* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Mike and Lisa fill the former and latter roles respectively, interestingly despite the fact that Lisa is the younger one and the one leading the double life. [[spoiler:As it turns out, Mike's marriage was on the rocks, and he was trying to do the open relationship thing as a way to try to deal with it, only to make things worse, and only worse. Only talking things out steered him and his wife on the right track again]].
again.]]
* ForegoneConclusion: There are several strips that show what will happen in the future including a "5 years later" reunion. Through FlashForward we know that [[spoiler: Ally [[spoiler:Ally and Lisa get married as do Anne and Alan, with Lisa even introducing her family to her girlfriend. At some point Marion reappears and renews her friendship with the group.]]



* GamerChick: Ally.

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* GamerChick: Ally.Ally is very into the MMORPG ''Moonstone Gate'' and is frequently shown playing and referring to it.



* GenderBlenderName: Mr. Bonkers the cat. Though it must be said that telling the gender of cats isn't a simple task; Lisa might be mistaken. [[spoiler:It eventually turns out that the naming was a Kramer family tradition, regardless of the kitty's gender]].
* GeniusDitz: Anne reveals to Lisa that she is a math whiz during one of Ally's sessions, much to the surprise and horror of Lisa who thought that Tattoo Artists sucked at math.

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* GenderBlenderName: Mr. Bonkers the cat. Though it must be said that telling the gender of cats isn't a simple task; Lisa might be mistaken. [[spoiler:It eventually turns out that the naming was a Kramer family tradition, regardless of the kitty's gender]].
gender.]]
* GeniusDitz: Anne reveals to Lisa that she is a math whiz during one of Ally's sessions, much to the surprise and horror of Lisa who thought that Tattoo Artists tattoo artists sucked at math.



* GuiltComplex: Ally is determined to blame herself for what happened to Marion. Lisa points out that Ally is fully aware she wasn't responsible, but this knowledge doesn't make her feel any better. She is still pretty shook up about the accident and as a result she's not visited the club or used her skills with rope since. Though we see that she gets over the rope aversion in time.

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* GuiltComplex: Ally is determined to blame herself for what happened to Marion. Lisa points out that Ally is fully aware she wasn't responsible, but this knowledge doesn't make her feel any better. She is still pretty shook up about the accident and as a result she's not visited the club or used her skills with rope since. Though we see that since, although she gets over the rope aversion in time.



* [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday Have I Mentioned I Am Vanilla Today]] Anne has this in spades; her growing curiosity with BDSM goes hand in hand with her attempts to assure everyone she has no interest in it. The same applies to her constantly inconsistent portrayal of her sexuality.

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* [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday Have I Mentioned I Am Vanilla Today]] Anne has this in spades; her HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: A variant. Anne's growing curiosity with BDSM goes hand in hand with her attempts to assure everyone she has no interest in it. The same applies to her constantly inconsistent portrayal of her sexuality.



* HeavySleeper: Yet another aspect of Ally that contrasts her eloquent Mistress persona. She sleeps with her mouth wide open and snores like an animal.
* HiddenDepths: Ally at first seems like a confident and successful person; but it becomes clear that she is terribly lonely and has some regrets she can't manage to overcome. Also [[spoiler: Valerie first appears to be a condescending bigot, but in chapter three it's revealed that this was a case of UnreliableNarrator; Lisa was too caught up in her new lifestyle to see Valerie is actually concerned for her friend Lisa.]]
* HowWeGotHere: Chapter one starts with Lisa taking off her wedding ring, revealing it's inscription "''Forever Mine''", she threads the ring onto her necklace, cracks her knuckles, and starts writing how it all transpired.
* ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin: Twice the comic has shown what can happen when people let BDSM go to their heads. Ally and Alan neglected their college work and turned their relationship into a competitive game of ego feeding, which ultimately led to their breakup. Ally even referred to herself as having been like an addict at the time. Marion became obsessed with the game, and was so keen to convince Alan to go further with her that she lost her job and neglected to properly consider the safety issues of self bondage, leading to a nightmarish scenario that almost cost her her hands, if not her life.
* IDidntMeanToTurnYouOn
** Once Anne starts exploring Lisa's erotic writings (Most of which features an InkSuitActor of herself), her interactions with her new friend becomes understandably more complex, especially because, as a self described hobbyist Lisa is keen to bring up these topics with Anne as much as possible.
** Later averted into ''I DID Mean To Turn You On'' where Lisa starts outright writing erotica for Anne, this gets her in trouble.
* IdiotBall: Keen to convince Alan to try 24/7 dominance and submission Marion did something everyone including herself agrees was stupid, unfortunately for Marion she realized this only at the moment she slipped the knots about her wrists tight without a way to undo them.
* IllBeInMyBunk: [[http://shiniez.deviantart.com/art/mr-fix-it-273868042 Alan invokes this]] as he helps Ally undo a bondage device Lisa and Anne manage to trap themselves in. Anne doesn't help things as she [[TheImmodestOrgasm succumbs to the device she's trapped in,]] much to Alan's chagrin.
-->'''Alan:''' Well now that's just cruel...

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* HeavySleeper: Yet another aspect of Ally that contrasts her eloquent Mistress persona. She sleeps with her mouth wide open and open, snores like an animal.
animal, and sometimes drools.
* HiddenDepths: HiddenDepths:
**
Ally at first seems like a confident and successful person; person, but it becomes clear that she is terribly lonely and has some regrets she can't manage to overcome. Also [[spoiler: Valerie overcome.
** [[spoiler:Valerie
first appears to be a condescending bigot, bigot]], but in chapter three it's revealed that this [[spoiler:this was a case of UnreliableNarrator; Lisa was too caught up in her new lifestyle to see Valerie is actually concerned for her friend Lisa.]]
* HowWeGotHere: Chapter one starts with Lisa taking off her wedding ring, revealing it's its inscription "''Forever Mine''", she Mine''". She threads the ring onto her necklace, cracks her knuckles, and starts writing how it all transpired.
* ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin: Twice the comic has shown what can happen when people let BDSM go to their heads. heads:
**
Ally and Alan neglected their college work and turned their relationship into a competitive game of ego feeding, which ultimately led to their breakup. Ally even referred to herself as having been like an addict at the time. time.
**
Marion became obsessed with the game, and was so keen to convince Alan to go further with her that she lost her job and neglected to properly consider the safety issues of self bondage, self-bondage, leading to a nightmarish scenario that almost cost her her hands, if not her life.
* IDidntMeanToTurnYouOn
IDidntMeanToTurnYouOn:
** Once Anne starts exploring Lisa's erotic writings (Most (most of which features feature an InkSuitActor of herself), her interactions with her new friend becomes become understandably more complex, especially because, because as a self described hobbyist Lisa is keen to bring up these topics with Anne as much as possible.
** Later averted into ''I DID Mean To Turn You On'' where inverted when Lisa starts outright writing erotica for Anne, this which gets her in trouble.
* IdiotBall: Keen to convince Alan to try 24/7 dominance and submission submission, Marion did something everyone including herself agrees (including herself) agreed was stupid, unfortunately stupid. Unfortunately for Marion Marion. she realized this only at the moment she slipped the knots about her wrists tight without a way to undo them.
* IllBeInMyBunk: IllBeInMyBunk:
**
[[http://shiniez.deviantart.com/art/mr-fix-it-273868042 Alan invokes this]] as he helps Ally undo a bondage device Lisa and Anne manage to trap themselves in. Anne doesn't help things as she [[TheImmodestOrgasm succumbs to the device she's trapped in,]] in]], much to Alan's chagrin.
-->'''Alan:''' --->'''Alan:''' Well now that's just cruel...



* ImprovisedClothes: Overlapping with improvised tools, but Ally does a fairly good job of turning a pair of stockings, two post-it notes and a cat's cradle into bondage gear for her first time with Anne in the first continuity - later on, the scene was turned into a story Lisa wrote for Anne.

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* ImprovisedClothes: Overlapping with improvised tools, but Ally does a fairly good job of turning a pair of stockings, two post-it notes and a cat's cradle into bondage gear for her first time with Anne in the first continuity - later continuity. Later on, the scene was turned into a story Lisa wrote for Anne.



* InkSuitActor: In-universe; Lisa's characters in her online erotic writings are clearly based on her and Ally. This causes problems when Lisa decides the logical way to introduce her new friend Anne to the ideas of the scene is to link her to her bibliography. LoveTriangle tropes ensue. Gets even worse when Lisa explicitly writes Anne into the story.
* InnerMonologue: As the framing device shows, the story is narrated by Lisa from five years in the future, but often the narrative assumes the perspective of present day Lisa and what she's thinking in the moment. Moreover we also witness the inner thoughts of other characters; an entire segment is narrated by Anne's internal thoughts while Lisa is completely absent and we sometimes see Alan internally wrestling over the best wisecrack to make, usually picking the wrong one. It's a JustifiedTrope: Lisa got numerous, numerous interviews, getting the story from everyone.

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* InkSuitActor: In-universe; Lisa's characters in her online erotic writings are clearly based on her and Ally. This causes problems when Lisa decides the logical way to introduce her new friend Anne to the ideas of the scene is to link her to her bibliography. LoveTriangle tropes ensue. Gets It gets even worse when Lisa explicitly writes Anne into the story.
* InnerMonologue: As the framing device shows, the story is narrated by Lisa from five years in the future, but often the narrative assumes the perspective of present day Lisa and what she's thinking in the moment. Moreover we also witness the inner thoughts of other characters; an entire segment is narrated by Anne's internal thoughts while Lisa is completely absent absent, and we sometimes see Alan internally wrestling over the best wisecrack to make, usually picking the wrong one. It's a JustifiedTrope: Lisa got numerous, numerous interviews, getting the story from everyone.



* TheInternetIsForPorn: Anne finds out that when you're trying to get an idea of what your best friend is doing with her husband in their alone time, google image search with the safe-search turned off is ''not'' the best way to go about it.
* InvulnerableKnuckles: Averted. Ally hurts her hand quite badly punching a wall, to the point of needing a cast for much of Chapter 5. [[spoiler:She heals the injury eventually, but when trying to get a corset on for her climactic date with Lisa, she tears the ligament again, so she has to wear the cast again]].
* ISeeLondon: Subverted when Alan meets Lisa, she's wearing the coat she arrived at Ally's house with but with nothing under it.

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* TheInternetIsForPorn: Anne finds out that when you're trying to get an idea of what your best friend is doing with her husband in their alone time, google Google image search with the safe-search turned off is ''not'' the best way to go about it.
* InvulnerableKnuckles: Averted. Ally hurts her hand quite badly punching a wall, to the point of needing a cast for much of Chapter 5. [[spoiler:She heals the injury eventually, but when trying to get a corset on for her climactic date with Lisa, she tears the ligament again, so she has to wear the cast again]].
again.]]
* ISeeLondon: Subverted when Alan meets Lisa, as she's wearing the coat she arrived at Ally's house with but with nothing under it.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Alan.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Alan.Alan can come across as a snarky douche but he is a true friend to Ally and wants the best for her and Lisa.



* KnuckleCracking: A habit of Lisa's, and one of the few things about her that annoys the crap out of Ally. Lisa does this at the very start of the series before beginning the memoirs and again later when to help wake herself up she ''cracks her neck.''
* LipstickLesbian: Lisa and Ally become this and [[spoiler: Valerie is revealed to be this.]]
* LonerTurnedFriend: Back in college Alan was so cynical towards other people's attitudes towards him and set in his FriendlessBackground it took a while for him to realise Ally was actually being ''friendly.'' So much so that Ally had to resort to [[SexyCoatFlashing strong measures]] to get his attention and show him she had no reason to further the slander against him. Ever since? [=BFFs.=]

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* KnuckleCracking: A habit of Lisa's, and one of the few things about her that annoys the crap out of Ally. Lisa does this at the very start of the series before beginning the memoirs and again later when when, to help wake herself up up, she ''cracks cracks her neck.''
neck. Ally visibly squirms as the sight of this
* LipstickLesbian: Lisa and Ally become this and [[spoiler: Valerie [[spoiler:Valerie is revealed to be this.]]
this]].
* LonerTurnedFriend: Back in college Alan was so cynical towards other people's attitudes towards him and set in his FriendlessBackground that it took a while for him to realise Ally was actually being ''friendly.'' So much so It was to the point that Ally had to resort to [[SexyCoatFlashing strong measures]] to get his attention and show him she had no reason to further the slander against him. Ever since? [=BFFs.=]



** This hit Marion hard; being new to the type of relationship she was sharing with Alan caused her to discard her better judgement in favor of doing everything she could to take things further, leading to a very bad situation.

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** This hit Marion hard; being new to the type of relationship she was sharing with Alan caused her to discard her better judgement judgment in favor of doing everything she could to take things further, leading to a very bad situation.



* MaliciousSlander: In college Alan was wrongly accused of being gay and subject to harassment because of this; things escalated when his sketchbook of BDSM artwork was discovered, stolen, photocopied and then posted around the campus. Worse still it was one of Ally's friends who kept the gossip about Alan circulating. This is one of the reasons for Alan's cynicism about mainstream society's views of his subculture.

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* MaliciousSlander: In college Alan was wrongly accused of being gay and subject to harassment because of this; things escalated when his sketchbook of BDSM artwork was discovered, stolen, photocopied and then posted around the campus. Worse still still, it was one of Ally's friends who kept the gossip about Alan circulating. This is one of the reasons for Alan's cynicism about mainstream society's views of his subculture.



* MistakenForJunkie: Ally's neglect of her day to day life during her relationship with Alan caused her mother to make this mistake.
* TheMissusAndTheEx
** [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed.]] The first time that Alan, Ally, and Lisa are in a room together, it's only a little awkward because the three were up all night. After some coffee and snarking, Alan and Lisa become friends in no time and it's never brought up again.
** Crops up again a little more straight when Alan's previous sub Marion first met Allison she wrongly assumed they were trying to set up a threesome.

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* MistakenForJunkie: Ally's neglect of her day to day day-to-day life during her relationship with Alan caused her mother to make this mistake.
* TheMissusAndTheEx
TheMissusAndTheEx:
** [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed.]] {{Downplayed|Trope}}. The first time that Alan, Ally, and Lisa are in a room together, it's only a little awkward because the three were up all night. After some coffee and snarking, Alan and Lisa become friends in no time and it's never brought up again.
** Crops up again a little A more straight when instance: When Alan's previous sub Marion first met Allison Allison, she wrongly assumed they were trying to set up a threesome.



* MoodWhiplash: Ally spends several panels of one comic stressing out in her attempts to come up with ideas for the next session, then practically panics when the doorbell rings. She goes to the door, dressed in her domme outfit and everything...only to be confronted with the [[CoolOldLady elderly Mrs. Kramer]], who asks her to watch her cat for two weeks. The fact that Mrs. Kramer barely reacts to Ally's costume - while Ally herself is completely thrown off her game - makes it even better.
--> '''Mrs. Kramer:''' "You kids and your new-fashioned rock and roll clothes..."

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* MoodWhiplash: Ally spends several panels of one comic stressing out in her attempts to come up with ideas for the next session, then practically panics when the doorbell rings. She goes to the door, dressed in her domme outfit and everything...only to be confronted with the [[CoolOldLady elderly Mrs. Kramer]], who asks her to watch her cat for two weeks. The fact that Mrs. Kramer barely reacts to Ally's costume - while costume--while Ally herself is completely thrown off her game - makes game--makes it even better.
--> '''Mrs. Kramer:''' "You You kids and your new-fashioned rock and roll clothes..."



--> '''Stjepan:''' Hey, Linda, what do you think of this idea? I'm thinking these two characters would be the theme of the whole account. Just... y'know... pictures... maybe some simple joke strips.
--> '''Linda:''' Sure, why not? You gonna make a story out of it, or?
--> '''Stjepan:''' Fuck no! I'm '''done''' with stories! I just wan to draw some simple stuff... [[HilariousInHindsight nothing serious...]]

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--> '''Stjepan:''' Hey, Linda, what do you think of this idea? I'm thinking these two characters would be the theme of the whole account. Just... y'know... pictures... maybe some simple joke strips.
-->
strips.\\
'''Linda:''' Sure, why not? You gonna make a story out of it, or?
-->
or\\
'''Stjepan:''' Fuck no! I'm '''done''' with stories! I just wan to draw some simple stuff... [[HilariousInHindsight nothing serious...]]



* NakedPeopleTrappedOutside: Alan {{invoke|dTrope}}s this trope to escape a well-deserved smack across the face from Ally. No matter how pissed off she is at him, she's not about to chase him out onto the street when dressed head-to-toe in fetish wear. Especially not when there's a sweet old lady present.
* NerdsAreSexy: Ally and Alan are complete geeks over fighting games and BDSM. Moreover Lisa speculates that all practitioners of BDSM are in a way nerds, because (as the comic shows) the advanced stuff uses so much thought and attention to be done safely you naturally have to be an enthusiast type.
* NestedStory: The outermost story focuses on Lisa writing her book detailing the events of her relationship with Ally, the main meat of the story takes place some years prior and shows us these events in which characters often elaborate on their backstory through another level of flashbacks, and in a different direction when we see into the fiction written by Lisa in the fiction written by Lisa.
* NeverASelfMadeWoman: Allison is a strong aversion; she made herself a fortune completely independently, and although she once had a relationship with a now mildly successful Alan, the relationship held Ally ''back'' rather than give her support and it was only when she found her independence she started her fortune.

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* MyGreatestFailure: For Ally, it's introducing Marion to shibari by essentially making Marion her sub during a class Harper was presenting. Marion became obsessed with shibari, which gradually wrecked her and Alan's relationship and eventually culminated in the aforementioned incident that nearly cost her her hands. Ally (and everyone who knows about it) realizes that it was ultimately Marion's responsibility, but Ally's never been able to shake her guilt about getting the whole thing started.
* NakedPeopleTrappedOutside: Alan {{invoke|dTrope}}s this trope to escape a well-deserved smack across the face from Ally. No matter how pissed off she is at him, she's not about to chase him out onto the street when dressed head-to-toe in fetish wear. Especially wear, especially not when there's a sweet old lady present.
* NerdsAreSexy: Ally and Alan are complete geeks over fighting games and BDSM. Moreover Lisa speculates that all practitioners of BDSM are in a way nerds, because (as the comic shows) the advanced stuff uses so much thought and attention to be done safely that you naturally have to be an enthusiast type.
* NestedStory: The outermost story focuses on Lisa writing her book detailing the events of her relationship with Ally, the Ally. The main meat of the story takes place some years prior and shows us these events in which characters often elaborate on their backstory through another level of flashbacks, and in a different direction when we see into the fiction written by Lisa in the fiction written by Lisa.
* NeverASelfMadeWoman: Allison is a strong aversion; she made herself a fortune completely independently, and although she once had a relationship with a now mildly successful Alan, the relationship held Ally ''back'' rather than give her support support, and it was only when she found her independence she started her fortune.



** And pops up later when it's revealed that Lisa and Ally are now on the same cycle.

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** And This pops up later when it's revealed that Lisa and Ally are now on the same cycle.



* [[PlentyOfBlondes Plenty of Redheads]]: As lampshaded in [[http://shiniez.deviantart.com/art/stuff-of-nightmares-313341947 this (SFW) strip]]. Also, plenty of names starting with an "A".
* PoorCommunicationKills: A relationship, as a combined result of CantSpitItOut and the GreenEyedMonster. The catalyst for this was Ally deciding to try her hand with rope-based bondage again, to form new, happy memories involving it. Afterward, a blissed out Lisa says "Thank you <3". She meant it wholeheartedly, as she knew how big an issue that was for Ally - but Ally heard it as "Thank you for finally obliging me on this". Bonus points for showing the thought-processes of both characters during this and a later miscommunication.
** The start of Chapter 5 has a literal version of this, as the pair text for a bit days after the fight - Lisa's convinced that the delayed responses are because Ally is coming up with lies to feed her, while the truth is that Ally's broken wrist makes texting nigh-impossible.
* PottyEmergency: In the first chapter, Lisa's very first request to Ally when they have their first face-to-face meeting is for directions to the bathroom, since she ''really'' needs to pee. She is shown embarrassed that how awkward that felt.
* {{Pride}}: This is what brought Ally and Alan's relationship to an end. The experience of dominating the other went to their heads and this turned into a competitive and destructive relationship when they didn't have the free time to share their desired role regularly. At the time the two of them also considered themselves superior to vanilla people; and this trait is still somewhat evident in Ally when she refers to casual practitioners of BDSM as "noobs".
* PropertyOfLove: There are aspects of this to Lisa and Ally's relationship. Lisa gets a tattoo reading "Property of Allison" and her wedding ring has the inscription "Forever Mine" on its interior. Lisa also likes to wear her collar in public under a scarf to remind her that the previous night she "was hers". Marion on the other hand was keen to enter a situation where she was submissive to Alan 24/7 and wore her collar and referred to Alan as Master at all times. Ally worries that her developing feelings for Lisa, which have more than a few elements of this trope, are turning her into "the kind of dom she hates the most".

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* [[PlentyOfBlondes Plenty of Redheads]]: As PlentyOfBlondes: Redheads, as lampshaded in [[http://shiniez.deviantart.com/art/stuff-of-nightmares-313341947 this (SFW) strip]]. Also, plenty of names starting with an "A".
* PoorCommunicationKills: PoorCommunicationKills:
**
A relationship, as a combined result of CantSpitItOut and the GreenEyedMonster. The catalyst for this was Ally deciding to try her hand with rope-based bondage again, to form new, happy memories involving it. Afterward, a blissed out Lisa says "Thank you <3". She meant it wholeheartedly, as she knew how big an issue that was for Ally - Ally, but Ally heard it as "Thank you for finally obliging me on this". Bonus points for showing the thought-processes of both characters during this and a later miscommunication.
** The start of Chapter 5 has a literal version of this, as the pair text for a bit days after the fight - fight. Lisa's convinced that the delayed responses are because Ally is coming up with lies to feed her, while the truth is that Ally's broken wrist makes texting nigh-impossible.
* PottyEmergency: In the first chapter, Lisa's very first request to Ally when they have their first face-to-face meeting is for directions to the bathroom, since she ''really'' needs to pee. She is shown embarrassed that about how awkward that felt.
* {{Pride}}: This is what brought Ally and Alan's relationship to an end. The experience of dominating the other went to their heads and this it turned into a competitive and destructive relationship when they didn't have the free time to share their desired role regularly. At the time the two of them also considered themselves superior to vanilla people; and this trait is still somewhat evident in Ally when she refers to casual practitioners of BDSM as "noobs".
* PropertyOfLove: PropertyOfLove:
**
There are aspects of this to Lisa and Ally's relationship. Lisa gets a tattoo reading "Property of Allison" and her wedding ring has the inscription "Forever Mine" on its interior. Lisa also likes to wear her collar in public under a scarf to remind her that the previous night she "was hers". Marion on the other hand was keen to enter a situation where she was submissive to Alan 24/7 and wore her collar and referred to Alan as Master at all times. Ally worries that her developing feelings for Lisa, which have more than a few elements of this trope, are turning her into "the kind of dom she hates the most".



** A few recent minicomics show the problems with working with latex. Namely, that without talcum powder or some other means to lubricate it, it is incredibly difficult to get on; and that latex has to be shined in order to produce that sexy sheen -- and that you don't want to get that shine stuff on a laminated floor or it will turn into something similar to an ice rink. And Sejic plans to address latex allergies in fetish culture in future chapters.

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** A few recent minicomics show the problems with working with latex. Namely, that without talcum powder or some other means to lubricate it, it is incredibly difficult to get on; on, and that latex has to be shined in order to produce that sexy sheen -- and that you don't want to get that shine stuff on a laminated floor or it will turn into something similar to an ice rink. And Sejic plans to address latex allergies in fetish culture in future chapters.



* RightHandCat: While cat sitting the troublesome Mr. Bonkers, Ally tries to get some use out of [[GenderBlenderName her]] and invoke this image to enhance her powerful and seductive presence. Of course Mr. Bonkers reacts to this by almost instantly bounding off in search of something interesting.
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: The dialogue is riddled with typos, which the author has [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded.]] The print comics are properly edited. Somewhat justified with English not being his first language.

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* RightHandCat: While cat sitting cat-sitting the troublesome Mr. Bonkers, Ally tries to get some use out of [[GenderBlenderName her]] and invoke this image to enhance her powerful and seductive presence. Of course Mr. Bonkers reacts to this by almost instantly bounding off in search of something interesting.
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: The dialogue is riddled with typos, which the author has [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded.]] The print comics are properly edited. Somewhat {{lampshade|Hanging}}d; somewhat justified with English not being his first language.language. The print comics are properly edited.



** The lack of safety and sanity is what makes Alan break off his relationship with Marion - she wanted to go far greater lengths than he was comfortable with leading her, which led to a bad situation for her and him.

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** The lack of safety and sanity is what makes Alan break off his relationship with Marion - she Marion. She wanted to go to far greater lengths than he was comfortable with leading her, which led to a bad situation for her and him.



* SecondLove: Ally is this to Lisa; her relationship with her first love ended due to Lisa never getting the confidence to explain her intimate interests to him; despite them discussing engagement before it turned sour; this causes her moments of doubt early into her relationship with Ally.

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* SecondLove: Ally is this to Lisa; her relationship with her first love ended due to Lisa never getting the confidence to explain her intimate interests to him; him despite them discussing engagement before it turned sour; this sour. This causes her moments of doubt early into her relationship with Ally.



** One strip has Allison, Lisa, and Anne dressed as characters from WorldOfWarcraft.
** Another has Lisa dressed as SpiderMan so Allison can kiss her upside down.

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** One strip has Allison, Lisa, and Anne dressed as characters from WorldOfWarcraft.
''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.
** Another has Lisa dressed as SpiderMan ComicBook/SpiderMan so Allison can kiss her upside down.



* SpeechBubbles: In addition to the fairly standard ovals, wobbly outlines for sick/drunk character and literally dripping with sarcasm variants the comic also uses more elaborate bubbles, for instance if someone is being TheGadfly their victims anger will be shown by their speech bubble looking like a skull, or in one case FlippingTheBird,
* SpeechBubbleCensoring: Thanks to this the comic remains remarkably tasteful despite it's topic and status as mature.

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* SpeechBubbles: In addition to the fairly standard ovals, wobbly outlines for sick/drunk character and literally dripping with sarcasm variants the comic also uses more elaborate bubbles, for instance bubbles. For instance, if someone is being TheGadfly their victims victim's anger will be shown by their speech bubble looking like a skull, or in one case FlippingTheBird,
FlippingTheBird.
* SpeechBubbleCensoring: Thanks to this the comic remains remarkably tasteful despite it's its topic and status as mature.



* TanLines: As embarrassing as [[http://shiniez.deviantart.com/art/you-know-that-one-sequel-of-police-academy-317971665 possible]]; Lisa visits the beach only to notice everyone is staring at her. She discovers that she has tan lines from her previous rope suspension session with [[http://shiniez.deviantart.com/art/she-did-eventually-overcome-her-dislike-of-rope-317215995 Ally]]. ''Including lines left from a gag.'' Poor girl.

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* TanLines: As embarrassing as [[http://shiniez.deviantart.com/art/you-know-that-one-sequel-of-police-academy-317971665 possible]]; Lisa visits the beach only to notice everyone is staring at her. She discovers that she has tan lines from her previous rope suspension session with [[http://shiniez.deviantart.com/art/she-did-eventually-overcome-her-dislike-of-rope-317215995 Ally]]. ''Including Ally]], ''including lines left from a gag.'' Poor girl.



** Cassie, despite being a lawyer, is in the process of getting an overly elaborate BDSM tattoo that will cover her back, she points out just like the trope says although it covers a large portion of skin only people she will want to see it will as she is fully dressed in court.
** Anne as said tattoo artist has a tattoo of a dragon spanning her back. This shows that Anne, like Cassie, is adventurous.

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** Cassie, despite being a lawyer, is in the process of getting gets an overly elaborate BDSM tattoo that will cover her back, she back. She points out just like the trope says although it covers a large portion of skin only people she will want to see it will as she is fully dressed in court.
** Anne Anne, as said tattoo artist artist, has a tattoo of a dragon spanning her back. This shows that Anne, like Cassie, is adventurous.



* UnfazedEveryman: Chris to some degree, as the only recurring character in the strip so far not into BDSM, yet hangs around with the others because his sister and her partner are - and because he makes quite a bit of money creating gear together with Alan.
* UnreliableNarrator: Lisa like any good writer exercises her right to embellish; we know this thanks to the framing device allowing us to see Ally criticizing the novel so far as having moments of bullshit.

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* UnfazedEveryman: Chris to some degree, as the only recurring character in the strip so far not into BDSM, yet hangs around with the others because his sister and her partner are - are, and because he makes quite a bit of money creating gear together with Alan.
* UnreliableNarrator: Lisa like Like any good writer writer, Lisa exercises her right to embellish; we know this thanks to the framing device allowing us to see Ally criticizing the novel so far as having moments of bullshit.



* [[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys Where Does She Get All Those Wonderful Toys?]]: Ally has a staggeringly impressive collection of toys; including an entire wardrobe of custom made outfits for both ofher subs and herself, cuffs, chains, restraints and suspension rigs, a custom made ''mermaid outfit,'' the infamous "see-saw," a made to order bed just for sex and last but certainly not least an actual ''chariot'' (though that one, like the other ''really'' extraordinary pieces, may be put into Lisa's erotica). We are shown that Alan and Chris make a living out of making these things for people and that Ally is really quite well off, but WordOfGod [[CrackIsCheaper states that Ally has spent forty grand on this collection.]] Lampshaded somewhat in a strip:
-->'''Lisa:''' Okay I tried avoiding this question...but, yeah...How much did you spend on all this stuff?
-->'''Ally:''' Yeahhh....um, quite a bit....so....really....don't ask.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: [[http://shiniez.deviantart.com/art/yeeaahhh-um-marion-and-james-404108438 An often-overlooked teaser hinting at a future chapter 7]] shows James, a background character at Harper's club, will eventually become a crossdressing sub for Marion [[spoiler: after her rope incident.]] [[RecurringExtra He's only been shown or alluded to a couple of times]], and it's implied [[FreakinessShame he hasn't fully accepted that aspect of himself yet]].

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* [[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys Where Does She Get All Those Wonderful Toys?]]: WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys: Ally has a staggeringly impressive collection of toys; including BDSM outfits and gear, including: an entire wardrobe of custom made custom-made outfits for both ofher her subs and herself, including a custom-made ''mermaid outfit''; cuffs, chains, restraints and suspension rigs, a custom made ''mermaid outfit,'' rigs; the infamous "see-saw," "see-saw"; a made to order made-to-order bed just for sex sex; and last but certainly not least least, an actual ''chariot'' (though that one, like the other ''really'' extraordinary pieces, may be put into Lisa's erotica). We are shown that Alan and Chris make a living out of making these things for people and that Ally is really quite well off, but WordOfGod [[CrackIsCheaper states that Ally has spent forty grand on this collection.]] collection]]. Lampshaded somewhat in a strip:
-->'''Lisa:''' Okay I tried avoiding this question...but, yeah...How much did you spend on all this stuff?
-->'''Ally:'''
stuff?\\
'''Ally:'''
Yeahhh....um, quite a bit....so....really....don't ask.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: [[http://shiniez.deviantart.com/art/yeeaahhh-um-marion-and-james-404108438 An often-overlooked teaser hinting at a future chapter 7]] shows James, a background character at Harper's club, will eventually become a crossdressing sub for Marion [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after her rope incident.]] incident]]. [[RecurringExtra He's only been shown or alluded to a couple of times]], and it's implied [[FreakinessShame he hasn't fully accepted that aspect of himself yet]].



* WritingForTheTrade: Just like his approach to writing Ravine, Sejic views his work as full sized graphic novels allowing him to have naturalistic narratives. What makes this interesting is that as the entire work is viewable on deviantart a lot of readers are people who simply spotted the strips when browsing; leading to a lot of confusion in the comments met with suggestions to start from the beginning.

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* WritingForTheTrade: Just like his approach to writing Ravine, ''Ravine'', Sejic views his work as full sized full-sized graphic novels allowing him to have naturalistic narratives. What makes this interesting is that as the entire work is viewable on deviantart a lot of readers are people who simply spotted the strips when browsing; browsing, leading to a lot of confusion in the comments met with suggestions to start from the beginning.


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-->--'''Lisa'''

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->"''Dear ->''"Dear reader, this is the story of how I met the woman of my life, the one that compli... '''Wait, don't leave yet! [[GirlOnGirlIsHot This book has lots of Hot Lesbian Bondage Sex!!!!]]''' Good... [[ShowSomeLeg That got your attention...]]''"
-->--'''Lisa'''
]]"''
-->-- '''Lisa'''
12th Sep '17 8:58:12 AM Dravencour
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** Ally is good talking in circles and not getting to the point when she's nervous or scared, luckly Lisa is also good at getting it out of her.

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** Ally is good talking in circles and not getting to the point when she's nervous or scared, luckly Fortunately, Lisa is also good at getting it out of her.



* NeverASelfMadeWoman: Allison is a strong aversion; she made herself a fortune completely independently, and although she once had a relationship with a now mildly successful Alan the relationship held Ally ''back'' rather than give her support and it was only when she found her independence she started her fortune.

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* NeverASelfMadeWoman: Allison is a strong aversion; she made herself a fortune completely independently, and although she once had a relationship with a now mildly successful Alan Alan, the relationship held Ally ''back'' rather than give her support and it was only when she found her independence she started her fortune.
25th Aug '17 3:24:04 AM Scabbard
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** CostumeTestMontage: in chapter three, where the majority of a strip is dedicated to Lisa and Ally spending an hour just trying on Ally's very extensive costume collection and earlier in the first chapter where both are getting ready for their first meeting.

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** CostumeTestMontage: in In chapter three, where the majority of a strip is dedicated to Lisa and Ally spending an hour just trying on Ally's very extensive costume collection and earlier in the first chapter where both are getting ready for their first meeting.
26th May '17 11:31:58 AM Dravencour
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* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: In an alternate strip [[note]]integrated into cannon as a discarded story idea by Lisa[[/note]], the first time Ally tells Lisa she loves her, she's drunk as a post. The anguished part comes when Ally wakes up hungover and straightjacketed, and Lisa gently teases her for it before returning her affection. The actual continuity has Lisa make the the declaration.

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* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: In an alternate strip [[note]]integrated into cannon as a discarded story idea by Lisa[[/note]], the first time Ally tells Lisa she loves her, she's drunk as a post. The anguished part comes when Ally wakes up hungover and straightjacketed, and Lisa gently teases her for it before returning her affection. The actual continuity has Lisa make the the declaration. declaration.
16th Apr '17 8:32:43 PM ZhaneX24
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* ThreeWaySex: Ally, Anne and Lisa ''may'' get into this kind of arrangement during the story (at least before Ally and Lisa realize their love for each other and Anne and Alan hook up). Or not - while the out-of-order strips have shown this to happen, current events in the comic relegate this to Lisa's fiction writing.

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* ThreeWaySex: Between Ally, Anne and Lisa ''may'' get in the original, random comics which would later be retconned into this kind of arrangement during Lisa's web-stories. In the story (at least before actual story, a [[PoorCommunicationKills mutual misunderstanding]] with Ally and Lisa realize both thinking the other wants this leads to their love for each other and Anne and Alan hook up). Or not - while the out-of-order strips have shown this to happen, current events in the comic relegate this to Lisa's fiction writing.break-up.
11th Feb '17 8:36:18 AM ironballs16
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** Ally and Lisa could both be considered this as they only had relations with guys before meeting each other, but then again the speed and depth of which they fall for one another implies that they may have been in the closet and not known it due to trying to fulfill their other needs.

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** Ally and Lisa could both be considered this as they only had relations with guys before meeting each other, but then again the speed and depth of which they fall for one another implies that [[ClosetKey they may have been in the closet and not known it it]] due to trying to fulfill their other needs.
19th Jan '17 6:29:57 PM AnimeOtaku
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The work has gone into print as a series of graphic novels by Top Cow, with the first four of the planned five published to date; the print versions feature remastered artwork to address a few [[OffModel inconsistencies]] in the original web versions, slightly rewritten dialogue and additional bonus content. Also, as ''Sunstone'' is hosted on Website/DeviantArt, note that you must have a DA account and set the content filter to 'Mature' in order to read it, due to the frequent (if relatively mild) NSFW content.

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The work has gone into print as a series of graphic novels by Top Cow, with the first four of the planned five volumes published to date; the print versions feature remastered artwork to address a few [[OffModel inconsistencies]] in the original web versions, slightly rewritten dialogue and additional bonus content. Also, as ''Sunstone'' is hosted on Website/DeviantArt, note that you must have a DA account and set the content filter to 'Mature' in order to read it, due to the frequent (if relatively mild) NSFW content.
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