Created By: Melkior on June 1, 2013 Last Edited By: Melkior on June 8, 2013
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The Bully's Bully

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The Bully's Bully is a textless web comic by Courtney Huddleston and James Taylor which began on 19 December 2012 and updates on Monday and Wednesday each week.

Using pictures alone, the comic tells short stories about an unnamed young heroine (dubbed BB by the comic's fans) who attempts to stop bullies from hurting the helpless.

From the first story, what we know about BB is that she has a happy home life, owns a devoted cat (which behaves more like a dog by following BB around), she attempts to avoid violence when possible and she uses the minimum violence possible when forced to fight.

There are indications that BB has martial arts training but this is not canon as at this writing. BB also appears to have a form of extrasensory perception which one fan has dubbed "Empathic Precognition", i.e. she feels the pain of the bullied, before it actually happens.

BB would prefer to win the bully over rather than simply beat the snot out of him. So far, this has worked exactly once. How well this goes in the majority of cases remains to be seen.

The Bully's Bully contains examples of:


Community Feedback Replies: 25
  • June 2, 2013
    Melkior
    I'm new to this, so I'd appreciate advice and pointers from experienced tropers on how to make this into a good, interesting works page.
  • June 3, 2013
    MacronNotes
    You don't need to italicize trope names.
  • June 3, 2013
    Quag15
    Have you read this: Works Pages Are A Free Launch?

    If you read it, can you say why are you putting this here, please?

  • June 3, 2013
    Bisected8
    @Quag15: As I'm sure you're aware, having read Work Pages Are A Free Launch, it's perfectly within reason to bring a work to the YKTTW if you want help with it.
  • June 3, 2013
    Quag15
    ^Of course, but since Melkior is new to this, I thought that he/she didn't knew. Go ahead, and do what you want, Melkior.
  • June 4, 2013
    Melkior
    ^^^ ^^ ^I didn't know but I found the information later. Regardless, I think that because I'm new to this it won't hurt to have the advice of experienced tropers to back me up.

    I'll give it a bit longer before making the actual page, just in case I need more help.
  • June 4, 2013
    maxwellsilver
    It is permissible to run a work's page through YKTTW for help with applicable tropes and description.
  • June 4, 2013
    maxwellsilver
    It's actually encouraged to go through the forums, because a work doesn't get buried there.

    From the sound of it, He Who Must Not Be Heard, The Voiceless, The Speechless, The Silent Bob and Facial Dialogue may apply.
  • June 5, 2013
    Melkior
    I don't think that He Who Must Not Be Heard, The Voiceless, The Speechless or The Silent Bob apply because they all assume either that the work has sound or that the person can't talk. In The Bully's Bully, there is no sound. The closest it's come to sound is some floating exclamation marks to emphasise surprise. We've also seen BB berating a bully quite vocally although we can't hear it, so she obviously can speak.

    I wouldn't mind a second opinion though.
  • June 6, 2013
    Melkior
    So exactly how does one index a works page? In what index? It seems to be automatically indexed on the works index page.
  • June 6, 2013
    maxwellsilver
    You find an appropriate index (such as Webcomics), and add it alphebetically.
  • June 6, 2013
    maxwellsilver
    By the way, you can launch it whenever you like.
  • June 6, 2013
    StarSword
    • Martial Pacifist: The heroine attempts to stop violence with nonviolent means before resorting to violence.
    • Silence Is Golden: The entire comic is written with no dialogue at all.
  • June 6, 2013
    StarSword
    Suggested indexes: Slice Of Life Webcomics and The New Tens.
  • June 7, 2013
    XFllo
    This web comic looks cute. :-)

    For Trivia sub-page:
    • Fan Nickname: The nameless heroine is called BB by her fans.


    There are other cat tropes at This Index Meows. See if some of them fit as well.

    You can also check Characters As Device -- there will be tropes for her or the bully characters. There are other big indexes like Personal Appearance Tropes or Costume Tropes.

    And yes, you can launch it whenever you like. Work pages don't need hats the way trope proposals do. Moreover your text is fine, and you have several tropes identified. Wiki Magic will do the rest.

    You may also list it at pages like at SugarWiki.Needs More Love if you think it deserves a wider audience.

    There is also a page Works Needing Tropes for pages that have a description, but not a trope list yet. But it seems this one won't need it.
  • June 7, 2013
    Melkior
    Launched, but I'll keep this YKTTW going for about a week because I'm finding the suggestions useful.
  • June 7, 2013
    maxwellsilver
    Also, be sure to add it to the tropes page to crosswick.
  • June 7, 2013
    XFllo
    Suggestions:

    Please no Zero Context Example entries.

    • The Bully: Pretty obvious, really.
      • This is not a wonderful style and says next to nothing about the trope. Better write who the bullies are, where she encounters them, who they trouble, how many of them are there etc. I also don't like phrases "X is this" or "Z becomes this". I think there are better choices. :-)

    Also examples should be written as stand-alone texts.
    • Facial Dialogue: Enforced by the textless format.
    • Meaningful Look: For the same reason.
      • Looks OK here where they are close to each other. In the actual article, not so much, and it's rather confusing.

    Fan Nickname has to go to Trivia.Bullys Bully. It's not a trope because it's not in the work itself. These interesting bits of info go to a subpage.

    You can use a tool called "customize title" and have the changed to be displayed with the apostrophe.

    I would also remove phrases like "at this writing/as of this writing" or "not yet canon" because Examples Are Not Recent.

    And Fanon and fan speculation (Kung Fu Kid in this case) belongs to YMMV sub-page. It can be moved to the main page when it's confirmed.
  • June 7, 2013
    Melkior
    Thanks for the advice. I'll need a moderator to remove my mistaken edit request before I can customise the title. I'll explore because I'm unsure about how to make a trivia page. Not even sure it's appropriate at this time.

    I'm making rolling updates to the launched page now. This page will no longer reflect the current version.
  • June 7, 2013
    XFllo
    Trivia.Bullys Bully is a blue link, meaning somebody already edited it. Perhaps you. :-)

    I would edit it myself, but there is a glitch (apparently for more editors) and some of my edits seem to blank pages, so I took a pause from editing for now.
  • June 7, 2013
    Melkior
    I figured out that I could use the redlink to make the page and turn it into a bluelink, thanks. :-)

    I've discovered the editing glitch as well. I almost accidentally wiped the whole Apocalyptic Log page because of it. Fortunately I managed to page back and re-enter the edit a couple of times until it "took".

    The editing glitch seems to also be affecting other pages, like YKTTW pages, causing replies or edits to them to be lost.
  • June 7, 2013
    maxwellsilver
    I checked both Bullys Bully and Bullys Bully, but right now, both are blank.
  • June 7, 2013
    Melkior
    ^ The title includes the word "the". The Bullys Bully is the name of the web comic, not just Bully's Bully. And you do need the prefix "Webcomic" and the slash.

    In other words, Webcomic/TheBullysBully should get you there.

    A trope site search also finds the page.
  • June 8, 2013
    maxwellsilver
    Perhaps you might wish to add "the" to the YKTTW title.
  • June 8, 2013
    Melkior
    I forgot I could do that. :-J Done.
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