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''[[http://www.aaronsw.com/2002/fleep/ Fleep]]'' is the story of Jimmy Yee, who enters a PhoneBooth and blacks out. He wakes up to discover that the booth is encased in concrete.

Using nothing but the contents of his pockets, a Pay Phone, and his skills in mathematics, Jimmy must deduce how he got there, and how to escape, before he runs out of air.

This comic strip by JasonShiga was originally published in the newspaper ''Asian Week'', but was cancelled two-thirds into its run. Shiga has since published the complete story on his website: it can be read [[http://www.shigabooks.com/fleep.php here.]]

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!!This comic strip provides examples of:
* AmnesiacDissonance: [[spoiler:Jimmy is horrified when he realizes that he must've been the one to set off the bomb that must have injured or killed so many innocent people in the embassies.]]
* AmnesiacResonance: Despite not remembering anything of the time in between entering the phone booth to call Jenny and waking up trapped, Jimmy knows a surprising amount about the logistics of bombing an embassy. [[spoiler:It makes sense, as he'd become a terrorist in the intervening years.]]
* AuthorAppeal: From Shiga's description of the comic on his website: "About a quarter of the strips feature the main character working through various math problems. [[MundaneMadeAwesome They are some of the most dramatic math problems]] [[ShownTheirWork you'll ever see in a comic strip.]]"
* ByTheLightsOfTheirEyes: How Jimmy's situation is show at first, with his eyes the only thing visible in the pitch blackness.
* ChekhovsGun: The first call Jimmy makes using the coins isn't as dead as it looks.
* ContinuityLockout: It's no problem following the story when reading it all in one sitting, but the original print run was basically an object lesson in why newspaper comic strips are no longer a good medium for detailed, continuity-heavy narratives.
* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Jenny has been dead for several years, which Jimmy has lost all memory of.]]
* DeathEqualsRedemption: [[spoiler:Jimmy openly admits that his self-sacrifice is a cold, calculated decision: He wants to be with his dead wife, and he hopes to be redeemed enough by sacrificing himself for to save someone else's life.]]
* DutchAngle: Indicates a devastating personal revelation.
* {{Fictionary}}: The character is in a fictional country with a fictional language. [[spoiler: Fleep is one of the words in that language.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the first strip, Jimmy is wearing a dark long-sleeved shirt. When he wakes up in the phone booth, he's wearing a white t-shirt. Though he never brings it up himself, it's an early clue that more time has passed between the two events than Jimmy realized.
* GainaxEnding: The ending is so unexpected that even Jimmy wonders whether he's been [[AllJustADream hallucinating]] the whole thing.
* TheGhost: Jenny, Jimmy's wife who never appears on-screen. [[spoiler:Turns out that after the first strip, she's dead.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Jimmy directs Search and Rescue to the woman trapped in the phone booth near him and tells her how to get to the pocket of air, even though it means he himself will suffocate without it.]]
* InternalMonologue: Much of the comic is Jimmy's as for the majority of it he has no one to talk to, and can't speak the language the few times he ''does''.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: With a large helping of AmnesiacDissonance.
* {{MacGyvering}}: It's awe-inspiring what Jimmy accomplishes using the contents of a phone booth. [[spoiler:He is a terrorist after all.]]
* ManifestoMakingMalcontent: The note in Russian left with Jimmy is eventually deduced to be a manifesto to be read by the Russians after Jimmy is dead. [[spoiler:Jimmy is the one who wrote it, and it's an explanation of why he became a terrorist after the death of his wife.]]
* {{Minimalism}}: Only one character and one very small room are shown.
* MinimalistCast: Apart from unseen people occasionally communicated with on the phone, Jimmy is the only character.
* OntologicalMystery: How the phone box came to be encased in concrete, why he was knocked out and trapped inside, and why he is suddenly unable to communicate with anyone through the phone are all mysteries to Jimmy.
* PhoneBooth: Jimmy initially wants to use one to called Jenny and tell her he's running late, but ends up trapped inside it.
* PuzzleThriller: Jimmy employs various Series/MacGyver techniques to stay alive while he slowly reconstructs what happened.
* QuestForIdentity: Jimmy discovers a lot about his past while in the phone booth.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Jimmy sacrifices himself in order to save an innocent victim of his terrorist attack.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler: Jimmy became a terrorist after his wife was killed in a bombing raid.]]
* ShownTheirWork: Math problems, mostly used to stave off death.
** Averted with Russian language, which is not only broken, but also contains some letters that that don't belong to the modern Russian alphabet.
* TheStoic: For being trapped in a phone booth, Jimmy seems quite adept at taking it all in stride. [[spoiler: This contrasts with the decisions that got him into this mess.]]
* TomatoInTheMirror: After carefully working through what he's deduced and realizing that he's in a collasped embassy, mostly likely the result of a terrorist attack and a bomb, Jimmy realizes that it wasn't bad luck or coincidental timing: [[spoiler:it was his phone call that triggered the bomb in the American embassy. ''He'' was the terrorist.]]
* TheVoice: Several, as Jimmy can only contact people through the phone. These people include the woman in another telephone booth, the negotiator, and Alan [[spoiler:his comrade from the Simbanese Liberation Front]].
* WhatDidIDoLastNight: Jimmy trying to figure how the heck he managed to get stuck in a cement-covered phone booth.
* WhamLine:
** ''"Because my call triggered the bomb!"''
** [[spoiler:"But sir, you stated in your manifesto that your wife died two years ago."]]
* YouWakeUpInARoom: I mean, a phone booth. A phone box encased in concrete.
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