History YMMV / Shortpacked

21st Jan '16 8:25:42 AM Wackd
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Where in the comic was it made absolutely, 100% clear that she was not interested in women? Moreover, the reveal that she WAS came in, what, 2008? Fourth of ten years. Not in the middle or near the end of the plot, as the trope requires.
* AssPull: Robin suddenly always being attracted to women, even though damn near everything before then made it very clear she was solely interested in men.
21st Jan '16 8:16:53 AM Larkmarn
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Readding. The pull was rather nonsensical, no one was claiming that LGBT people have to announce their sexuality upon arrival, but the retcon that "nope, always gay and knew it" came straight from an ass.
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* AssPull: Robin suddenly always being attracted to women, even though damn near everything before then made it very clear she was solely interested in men.
18th Dec '15 12:55:58 AM DrPsyche
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* ContinuityLockOut: While Shortpacked started out establishing its own story and setting without relying too much on Willis's previous work, this did eventually set in. This is due in part to the nature of the webcomic, as the it has a decade of story behind it, and the narrative arcs are frequently broken up by the one-off joke strips. It gets more difficult when the story does end up referencing the previous {{Webcomic/Walkyverse}} comics, with readers who just jumped on with Shortpacked wondering what the Giant Honeybun monster is. Rachel's return in particular would have been hard to follow, as her disappearance was within Joyce & Walky, a comic which at that time was behind a paywall [[note]]though at least with Rachel, Willis included a text backstory explaining who she was and what had happened[[/note]].
30th Nov '15 4:05:12 PM StFan
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** ''[[DeusAngstMachina Funky Cancercancer]]'' has become the accepted FanNickname for ''FunkyWinkerbean'' following the [[http://shortpacked.com/comic/book-5/01-a-talking-car-joins-the-cast/cancer/ parody strip]].
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** ''[[DeusAngstMachina Funky Cancercancer]]'' has become the accepted FanNickname for ''FunkyWinkerbean'' ''ComicStrip/FunkyWinkerbean'' following the [[http://shortpacked.com/comic/book-5/01-a-talking-car-joins-the-cast/cancer/ parody strip]].
23rd Nov '15 7:51:20 PM DrPsyche
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** Manny, a one-off character who made a return much later to become Ethan's love-interest. Some like him for being an UnderstandingBoyfriend to Ethan as he encourages Ethan's hobbies and lets him be himself. Others feel Manny's a SatelliteLoveInterest brought in at the last minute to give Ethan a happy ending, and suffers from a lack of characterization.

* MemeticMutation: Though it's not from the "main" storyline: "[[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace I'm Batman]] [[http://www.shortpacked.com/index.php?id=7 and I can breathe in space.]]"
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* MemeticMutation: MemeticMutation: ** Though it's not from the "main" storyline: "[[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace I'm Batman]] [[http://www.shortpacked.com/index.php?id=7 and I can breathe in space.]]"

* VillainDecay: Though Mike was already showing a bit of a soft side in ''[[RoomiesItsWalkyJoyceAndWalky It's Walky!]]'', his relationship with Amber sanded off more than a few of his rougher edges. He hasn't stopped being a jerk by any means, but his more manipulative, soul-crushing tendencies have largely disappeared. Not only was last big gambit only to convince Amber he was too big of a dick for her to be romantically involved with so she could be happy without him, not only did he need to be drunk to do it because "normal" Mike loved her too much to give her up, but it ''didn't even work.''
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* VillainDecay: VillainDecay: ** Though Mike was already showing a bit of a soft side in ''[[RoomiesItsWalkyJoyceAndWalky It's Walky!]]'', his relationship with Amber sanded off more than a few of his rougher edges. He hasn't stopped being a jerk by any means, but his more manipulative, soul-crushing tendencies have largely disappeared. Not only was last big gambit only to convince Amber he was too big of a dick for her to be romantically involved with so she could be happy without him, not only did he need to be drunk to do it because "normal" Mike loved her too much to give her up, but it ''didn't even work.''

* TheWoobie: Leslie, especially during the time before she and Robin got together and during their break-up.
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* TheWoobie: TheWoobie: ** Leslie, especially during the time before she and Robin got together and during their break-up.
19th Nov '15 5:44:49 PM DrPsyche
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Look on the Brightside Ken, it was probably one of those Soundwave toys with the defective fingers.
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* WhatAnIdiot: In [[http://www.shortpacked.com/index.php?id=1898 Ferdy and Gabe]], Ken uses his Masterpiece Soundwave to homage certain G1 scenes where unsuspecting people would find Soundwave in his tape-recorder mode and take him into secure locations. Attempting to reenact this ends with a random person finding an unattended $250 toy and taking it home with them. Ken admits he didn't think that through.
31st Oct '15 2:16:50 PM Wackd
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* BaseBreaker:
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* BaseBreaker: BrokenBase:
31st Oct '15 2:15:09 PM Wackd
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A Base Breaker has to be a character. The entries here are about a specific comic instead. It would fit better under Broken Base, but I'm not re-adding that entire argument because this is a wiki page, not a forum. The opinion of every single person who ever read the comic isn't necessary here.
** [[http://www.shortpacked.com/2011/comic/book-13/05-the-death-of-snkrs/falseequivalence/ The "False Equivalence" comic,]] while Willis' single most popular comic, has also attracted a fair share of hate. While some believe it perfectly encapsulated the issue, others think that Amber's opponent is a straw man and all it does is displace one generalization about what women like with another generalization. *** Amber (a stand-in for Willis) has problem with a way superheroes are portrayed. A "male power fantasy", and not being attractive to her. Except the picture she draws in response to portrayal of males, is NOT what average woman would attractive, her drawing of Batman depicts him as incredibly feminine face, bordering parody. Does she have unique tastes in men? Alright, but then why would she complain, that media targeted at ''wide audience'' does not fit her ''niche tastes''. **** Amber draws a specifically sexualized Batman to showcase what it's like for women to see balloon boobs and silly putty spines in comics. Her drawing isn't meant to show how Batman "should" be drawn, but highlight the unfair depiction of women in comics. ***** Amber explicitly says while drawing her "new" batman, that this is her type. She is free to buy media which she is comfortable with and enjoys, no matter what her tastes are, just like juvenile boys are free to buy comics with unrealistically depicted women. ***** The idea that women don't objectify men is blatantly false. One look at any romance novel cover (a genre written by women for women) shows half-naked men with ripped abs and huge pecs. * BrokenBase:
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** [[http://www.shortpacked.com/2011/comic/book-13/05-the-death-of-snkrs/falseequivalence/ The "False Equivalence" comic,]] while Willis' single most popular comic, has also attracted a fair share of hate. While some believe it perfectly encapsulated the issue, others think that Amber's opponent is a straw man and all it does is displace one generalization about what women like with another generalization. *** Amber (a stand-in for Willis) has problem with a way superheroes are portrayed. A "male power fantasy", and not being attractive to her. Except the picture she draws in response to portrayal of males, is NOT what average woman would attractive, her drawing of Batman depicts him as incredibly feminine face, bordering parody. Does she have unique tastes in men? Alright, but then why would she complain, that media targeted at ''wide audience'' does not fit her ''niche tastes''. **** Amber draws a specifically sexualized Batman to showcase what it's like for women to see balloon boobs and silly putty spines in comics. Her drawing isn't meant to show how Batman "should" be drawn, but highlight the unfair depiction of women in comics. ***** Amber explicitly says while drawing her "new" batman, that this is her type. She is free to buy media which she is comfortable with and enjoys, no matter what her tastes are, just like juvenile boys are free to buy comics with unrealistically depicted women. ***** The idea that women don't objectify men is blatantly false. One look at any romance novel cover (a genre written by women for women) shows half-naked men with ripped abs and huge pecs. * BrokenBase: BaseBreaker:

* DontShootTheMessage: The messages and morals expressed in the strips aren't bad, they just seem delivered in a poor manner.
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** [[http://www.shortpacked.com/2011/comic/book-13/05-the-death-of-snkrs/falseequivalence/ The False Equivalence comic]] has fans divided. Some think Amber makes a good point about how both male and female characters alike are drawn to appeal to men, others feel that the bias she's supposing is nonexistent, and still others have raised other objections over how accurate the Batman Amber draws is to women's desires. * DontShootTheMessage: The messages and morals expressed in the strips aren't bad, they just seem delivered in a poor manner.
31st Oct '15 1:15:47 PM Mackus
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If your Mileage is different that that of other troper, add your own opinion, rather than delete one just because you disagree. You cant remove an entry just becaues you dont like it, especially in YMMV section.
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*** Amber (a stand-in for Willis) has problem with a way superheroes are portrayed. A "male power fantasy", and not being attractive to her. Except the picture she draws in response to portrayal of males, is NOT what average woman would attractive, her drawing of Batman depicts him as incredibly feminine face, bordering parody. Does she have unique tastes in men? Alright, but then why would she complain, that media targeted at ''wide audience'' does not fit her ''niche tastes''. **** Amber draws a specifically sexualized Batman to showcase what it's like for women to see balloon boobs and silly putty spines in comics. Her drawing isn't meant to show how Batman "should" be drawn, but highlight the unfair depiction of women in comics. ***** Amber explicitly says while drawing her "new" batman, that this is her type. She is free to buy media which she is comfortable with and enjoys, no matter what her tastes are, just like juvenile boys are free to buy comics with unrealistically depicted women. ***** The idea that women don't objectify men is blatantly false. One look at any romance novel cover (a genre written by women for women) shows half-naked men with ripped abs and huge pecs.
12th Oct '15 8:09:30 PM DrPsyche
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* MorePopularSpinoff: Shortpacked became this to the [[Webcomic/RoomiesItsWalkyJoyceAndWalky Walkyverse at large]]. The art style was refined and it became far more known than Willis's old work. By strips end, Willis admitted that Webcomic/DumbingOfAge had surpassed even this comic.
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