History YMMV / SomethingPositive

25th Mar '17 8:14:50 AM ironballs16
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* HilariousInHindsight: Either this or Harsher, but [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp10082006.shtml Fred's response to the Hell House]] is still oddly prescient.
-->'''Fred''': Wait. You don't want teenagers havin' sex but you don't want 'em playin' "TableTopGames/DungeonsAndDragons" either? Isn't that like sayin' you don't want 'em to get sick but you'd hate to see them get vaccinations?

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* HilariousInHindsight: Either this or Harsher, but [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp10082006.shtml Fred's response to the Hell House]] is still [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaccine_controversies#Multiple_states.2C_United_States.2C_measles_.282013.E2.80.93.29 oddly prescient.
prescient]].
-->'''Fred''': Wait. You don't want teenagers havin' sex [[NerdsAreVirgins but you don't want 'em playin' playin']] "TableTopGames/DungeonsAndDragons" either? Isn't that like sayin' you don't want 'em to get sick but you'd hate to see them get vaccinations?
25th Mar '17 8:03:44 AM ironballs16
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* HilariousInHindsight: Either this or Harsher, but [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp10082006.shtml Fred's response to the Hell House]] is still oddly prescient.
-->'''Fred''': Wait. You don't want teenagers havin' sex but you don't want 'em playin' "TableTopGames/DungeonsAndDragons" either? Isn't that like sayin' you don't want 'em to get sick but you'd hate to see them get vaccinations?
22nd Mar '17 5:52:11 AM ladylada
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* GeniusBonus: [=PeeJee's=] dog, Lady Ruthven, shares a name with a character in Literature/TheVampyre, the first English-language Vampire Novel. [[PunnyName She's a bloodhound]].
8th Feb '17 2:12:44 AM Silverblade2
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* FridgeBrilliance: [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp01102008.shtml Avagadro complaining about]] the ''[[NightmareFetishist lack]]'' of specific torments in hell is meant to showcase his CompleteMonster and DepravedBisexual status. But then again, the fact that he ''wants'' these torments (as indicated by the apparent erection he gets when describing them in the 3rd panel), and then being ''denied'' them, is Hell's way of inflicting torment upon him!

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* FridgeBrilliance: [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp01102008.shtml Avagadro complaining about]] the ''[[NightmareFetishist lack]]'' of specific torments in hell is meant to showcase his CompleteMonster monster and DepravedBisexual status. But then again, the fact that he ''wants'' these torments (as indicated by the apparent erection he gets when describing them in the 3rd panel), and then being ''denied'' them, is Hell's way of inflicting torment upon him!
3rd Aug '16 9:13:12 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: Avogadro Pompey stands out as a CompleteMonster even compared to the JerkAss cast: he kept Pepito as a sex slave, psychologically and physically abused his nephew, and set Kharisma up to take the rap for a murder (his own, as a matter of fact) which she didn't commit.
6th Apr '15 8:08:38 AM FuzzyBoots
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* AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder: As well as ''S*P'', the site hosts the occasional comics ''Webcomic/SuperStupor'' and ''Rhymes With Witch'' (non-''S*P'' bits and bobs, often comics about Milholland himself), ''S*P 1937'' (centred on Davan's great-uncle and namesake) and previously included ''Midnight Macabre'' and ''New Gold Dream'', which went on indefinite hiatus because of personal trouble and not enough time for it all.



* FunnyAneurysmMoment: [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp04112002.shtml Kim's comment in this strip]] becomes less funny after she [[spoiler: rapes Davan.]]



* {{Jossed}}: [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp05312009.shtml This Q&A strip]], which firmly answers the question of Davan and [=PeeJee=] as a couple, and says the only reason for [[ShipTease ship-teasing]] with them is to mess with people who keep asking.
-->"Seriously? Davan and [=PeeJee=]? That wouldn't last five minutes."



* ScheduleSlip: Conventions and other things that take Randy away from home (and sometimes strips that didn't work out or ended up longer than expected) mean he resorts to {{filler strip}}s often, but tries to make up for it.



* WhatAnIdiot: [[http://somethingpositive.net/sp08012013.shtml Brad.]]

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* WhatAnIdiot: [[http://somethingpositive.net/sp08012013.shtml Brad.]]]]
* WordOfGod: A veritable ''ton'' of information is available about the strip and the {{backstory}} behind it by Milholland's interviews and commentaries. Just which situations are based off of real events, and which characters are based off of specific people, is often answered.
* WriteWhatYouKnow: Among other details, Davan's awful job in Medicaid billing ("I phone people and tell them that while we're sorry their son died in a drive-by shooting, here's an $800 bill for the ambulance") was what Milholland did for a living before ''S*P'' became profitable enough to support him.
15th Mar '15 7:28:11 AM hullflyer
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* CompleteMonster: Avogadro Pompey stands out as a CompleteMonster even compared to the JerkAss cast of : he kept Pepito as a sex slave, psychologically and physically abused his nephew, and set Kharisma up to take the rap for a murder (his own, as a matter of fact) which she didn't commit.

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* CompleteMonster: Avogadro Pompey stands out as a CompleteMonster even compared to the JerkAss cast of : cast: he kept Pepito as a sex slave, psychologically and physically abused his nephew, and set Kharisma up to take the rap for a murder (his own, as a matter of fact) which she didn't commit.
12th Feb '15 2:31:40 AM Jabroniville
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: There are a ''lot'' of side characters in the strip, and a lot of them have these very interesting little bits of history to them, and have complicated private lives. Many of these situations are only explained in InfoDump exposition instead of shown, and thus we miss out on some very good bits. Of particular note are the mess that Davan's ex Eva's lift turned into (repeatedly getting back together with an abusive boyfriend while her ex-fiancee chases after her), and his other ex Celie and their weird history (she dumped him once he was no longer "useful to her", and spent their last days setting up her next relationship, then left Monette with an apartment lease and bailed on everyone, only to reappear in a few mini-arcs to interact with the cast).

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: There are a ''lot'' of side characters in the strip, and a lot of them have these very interesting little bits of history to them, and have complicated private lives. Many of these situations are only explained in InfoDump exposition instead of shown, and thus we miss out on some very good bits. bits.
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Of particular note are the mess that Davan's ex Eva's lift life turned into (repeatedly getting back together with an abusive boyfriend while her ex-fiancee chases after her), and his other ex Celie and their weird history (she dumped him once he was no longer "useful to her", and spent their last days setting up her next relationship, then left Monette with an apartment lease and bailed on everyone, only to reappear in a few mini-arcs to interact with the cast).cast).
** Even Randy openly says there are characters he wished he'd done more with: Eve, Kim and more.
30th Jan '15 4:42:46 AM harouki
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** Monette calling home in tears and [[spoiler: Fred not realizing it's his adopted daughter because of the Alzheimer's]].

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** Monette calling home in tears and [[spoiler: Fred not realizing it's his adopted daughter because of the Alzheimer's]].[[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp01272009.shtml Alzheimer's]]]].
20th Feb '14 9:13:36 PM bjdwsm
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** [[http://somethingpositive.net/sp02132014.shtml The fate of Mrs. Willow]], Kharisma's employer after her escape from Gregory.
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