* RealitySubtext: It is believed Parson couldn't swear in book 1 partly because the comic was being hosted on [[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Giant In The Playground]], which doesn't have swear words outside the forums.
* ScheduleSlip: Afflicted book one rather severely.
** Sort of happened with book two. The artist's mother died, so he rightfully gave her time to mourn. In the meantime, he wrote text only entries.
* SeriesHiatus: In November 2011, Xin took time off to deal with her dying mother. During this time, the site was updated with the text only "Inner Peace (Through Superior Firepower)", which details Wanda's first few turns of life. The main story resumed June 4th 2012.
* ShoutOut: It is easier to list pages that ''don't'' have shoutouts to something or other; for instance, Parson once said that when it comes to helping his own cause, Stanley is "somewhere between [[JustEatGilligan Gilligan]] and [[TheStarscream Starscream]]."
** Some of them are pretty obscure, like the words in Wanda's [[ClassicCheatCode spe]][[ColossalCave ll]] [[http://www.erfworld.com/book-1-archive/?px=%2F095.jpg here]]; one could almost say this thing is [[TropeOverdosed inundated]] with shout outs.
** During a [[http://www.erfworld.com/book-2-archive/?px=%2F2010-06-20.png Text update in Book Two,]] it is revealed that "Spacerock the City" (sic), Jetstone's capital, was originally the capital of [[Film/{{Spaceballs}} Spacerock the Side, ruled by Spacerock the King, who was finally defeated in Spacerock the Battle.]]
** One notable [[http://www.erfworld.com/book-1-archive/?px=%2F028.jpg example]] shouts out to Rob Balder's other webcomic, PartiallyClips.
** Entire characters show up as one-time references, like "[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Captain]] [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Archer]]."
** The LockAndLoadMontage is full of shoutouts to Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda -- a bomb, a Piece of Heart, a Power Bracelet, Hylian Shield, the Master Sword, and what may be the Ice Wand and Boomerang are all scattered around the armory. Also, [[TeenAgeMutantNinjaTurtles Shredder's armor]] can be seen (with Parson taking the right armpiece), and the staff he ends up carrying is [[Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse Skeletor's]]. Note that this is the same staff Wanda used towards the end of Book One.
*** The sword he takes is actually either Aragorn or Gandalf's from LOTR.
** [[http://www.erfworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/vol2_052_Web_900.jpg "Evacuate?]] [[StarWars In our moment of triumph? I think you overestimate their chances."]]
** On page 53 of the first book, one of the Crap Golems in the first panel looks surprisingly like [[Webcomic/SchlockMercenary a certain amorph mercenary]].
** And during a counter attack in Gobwin Knob tunnels, one crap golem looks like Hedorah - a toxic monster from an old Godzilla movie
*** On page 59, one of the Crap Golems looks like [[Webcomic/SchlockMercenary Sergeant Schlock]] and another looks like [[Series/DoctorWho A Dalek]].
** A caster from the magic kingdom talking about fate to Parson is a shoutout to George Harrison on the Beatles Sgt. Peppers lonely hearts club band album cover.[[note]]His name is even Jojo as a tribute to their song "Get Back" as well, lines from which he speaks in dialogue.[[/note]]
*** He's also named Jojo [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fedor_Jeftichew Jeftichew]], and is a rather hairy Carnymancer
** A multi-layered one when Jillian arrives in Aqua Velva and guts one of the governor's pet fish for food. [[AFishCalledWanda Turns out it was his favorite and named Wanda]], the parallels to the actual movie, the titular fish, and the love triangle involving the duplicitous "Wanda" characters are numerous.
*** It may be unintentional but one could make the argument that it's a shout-out to the WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents. In that show, Wanda is a fairy who often shapeshifts into the form of a goldfish.
** In the background of page 66, one of the Thinkamancers with Mister Rogers is [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Apostle Sanaki]].
** [[TheLuciferAndBiscuitHammer Anima]], [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 the Spy]], [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus the Spanish Inquisition]], Film/MaryPoppins and [[VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil Jade]] can be found in the background on page 67. [[Film/HarryPotter Hermione Granger]] is on page 60 with Cinderella's Fairy Godmother. The group of thinkamancers also includes [[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Vaarsuvius]].
** [[http://www.erfworld.com/book-2-archive/?px=%2Fvol2_074_Web_900.jpg]] The Jetstone hat magician pulls [[Webcomic/SluggyFreelance Bun-bun]] out of a hat.
** While [[http://www.erfworld.com/book-2-archive/?px=%2F2009-11-07.jpg Ansom parleys with Ossomer and Tramessis]], Jack disguises himself as a [[FinalFantasy Dragoon]].
** Wanda [[http://www.erfworld.com/2012/02/inner-peace-through-superior-firepower-%E2%80%93-episode-026/ experiments with dance-fighting]]:
---> Wanda: "If you're croaked, and that is no joke, you pass the yoke of Chief to a bloke named Fritz..."
---> Un-Tommy: [[YoungFrankenstein "Pooda onga riiish!"]]
** [[Videogame/MetalGearSolid Psycho Mantis]], [[Franchise/TheLegendofZelda Zelda]], and several others appear in one of the text updates for Book 2.
** A very easy-to-miss shoutout, Book 2's 15th text update has Duke Antium's full name as [[AdamAnt Adam Ant]][[Franchise/{{X-Men}} ium.]]
** [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Archer]], [[http://www.erfworld.com/2012/08/book-2-%E2%80%93-page-86/ is that you?]]
** [[BigBrotherIsWatching Brother]] [[Creator/GeorgeOrwell Orwell]], the Lookamancer.
** [[Film/{{Clue}} Lady Sylvia, in the Atrium, with the dwagons.]]
** Zhopa pushes a hobgoblin out of the way and the soundeffect is "Heisman" as in the trophy awarded to the person deemed the most outstanding player in collegiate football. Which makes sense since he was carrying Stanley like a football and used a legal block on the hobgoblin.
** [[Creator/LarryTheCableGuy Git 'r done!]] and [[VideoGame/{{Minecraft}} Griefer]] in this [[http://www.erfworld.com/2013/07/book-2-page-113/ strip.]]
*** The caster in question is most likely named [[JoeDirt Joe]].
** Thinkamancer and Headmaster Roger Vector Clarence is an obvious reference to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and named for a scene in the movie Film/{{Airplane}}:
-->'''Captain Oveur:''' Roger, Roger. What's our vector, Victor?\\
'''Tower voice:''' Tower's radio clearance, over!\\
'''Captain Oveur:''' That's Clarence Oveur. Over.
** Thinkamancer A.V Club is named after a newspaper and bears a striking resemblance to [[VideoGame/HalfLife2 Alyx]].
** Thinkamancer Pamelor is named after an anti-depressant.
** Prince Sammy is from the kingdom of Hagger. Sammy is a rocker. Sammy Hagger is the lead vocalist of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hagar_Schon_Aaronson_Shrieve HSAS,]] a hard rock band. The stroke to kill him is represented by the UnsoundEffect, "HSAS," solidifying the ShoutOut.
** The [[http://www.erfworld.com/book-2-archive/?px=%2F2011-06-17.jpg Avedon]] UnsoundEffect is to the unusual work of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Avedon Richard Avedon, the photographer.]]
** When Ossomer is croaked [[spoiler: again,]] the UnsoundEffect is "GNSP" or "good night sweet prince" which can be a ShoutOut from anything from Theatre/{{Hamlet}} to [[{{Imageboards}} 4chan.]]
** [[http://www.erfworld.com/wiki/index.php/LIAB_98 In the 98 strip,]] the man who yelled, "eat hot cameo" is Chris Miller, aka Firewheels, who was someone who donated a Mac Mini during the Kickstarter which is being used for the motion comic. [[note]]See the note section of that page to links with more information.[[/note]]
** [[http://www.erfworld.com/book-2-archive/?px=%2F2011-07-16.jpg On page 67,]] Roger Victor Clarence said the All State slogan, "are you in good hands"?
** According to the wiki, [[http://www.erfworld.com/wiki/index.php/Manpower_the_Temporary Lord Manpower the Temporary]] is named after [[http://www.manpowergroup.com/wps/wcm/connect/manpowergroup-en/home/#.UjKIHT_W7I9 Manpower Inc.]], a company which specializes in temporary work. His death statement, "I can taste key lime pie," is a proper toast when drinking a shot of key lime [=KeKe=], a liqueur. Furthermore, he becomes a "zombie" which is a term that is also used for a type of [[http://www.drinksmixer.com/cat/3236/ cocktail]] which includes fruit flavors, especially lemon and lime flavors.
** [[http://www.erfworld.com/2013/10/epilogue-19-caesar-and-bill/ Book 2 Epilogue 19]]: Dollamancer Bill lowers a bucket into a well filled with animated female Doll parts, saying [[Literature/SilenceOfTheLambs "It puts the lotion on its skin"]]...
* TropeNamer: {{Retconjuration}}
* WordOfGod: Examples are collected [[http://www.erfworld.com/wiki/index.php/Word_of_the_Titans here.]]