* AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder: As of 2013, the site has ''four'' ongoing comics all created by Peter, along with humorous articles added every other week or so. He also has to edit the publication, ''BANG! The Entertainment Paper''.
* CreatorBacklash: Peter won't avoid admitting his discontent with some of his old, discontinued series, such as ''Riot Act'' and ''Marin Meadow'' .
* LifeImitatesArt: "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/miscellaneous/index.php?issue=14&pageType=index&seriesID=7 Nester and Wiiner # 2: No More Heroes]]," a story about CasualVideoGame production causing a decline in quality Creator/{{Nintendo}} games, ended with Nintendo making plans for [[ItsEasySoItSucks a game about breathing]]. Over a year later, Ubisoft announced plans for ''Innergy,'' a game about breathing.
* MissingEpisode: Several of the oldest banners got deleted to save space.
* OldShame: In its formative years, the site contained no archive. Some cartoons were literally up for only one week and then banished forever. The practice was originally due to limited storage space (it began as a [=GeoCities=] site) but was continued until 2006 as a means of quality control (anything Peter didn't regret making was given a position in a selective archive section). Most of the pre-2006 works are still offline, but lately they have turned up in book collections.
** One discontinued series, ''Guava Guava'', still has a few comics posted at platypuscomix.net, including the second part of "Raiders of the Lost Arc". However, Peter divided them among the Variety and Kristmas Klassics sections, as opposed to giving ''Guava Guava'' its own menu and spot on the homepage.
* OneOfUs: From the articles, it's rather evident that Peter is a gamer, and very in tune with pop culture. Plus, a few comics and articles refer to tropes by name.
* RealitySubtext: Numerous examples, such as the ''Mulberry'' comic "Murphy's Lawn" (built up on BrittanyMurphy's death) and the ''Keiki'' comic "Beefer in the Time of Cholera" (set during the economic recession of the late 2000s). Peter also traditionally makes comics about Dan Blather covering the OlympicGames and Mulberry trying to influence the Presidential Election.
* ViralMarketing:
** Some of the banners displayed in Fall and Winter of 2010 have [[http://platypuscomix.net/top162.jpg the number pi]] [[http://platypuscomix.net/top166.gif displayed]] for reasons that didn't seem very clear until New Year's Day 2011, when Paltridge released the first ''Princess Pi'' comic.
** During the week of April 15-21, 2012, the banner featured a working countdown to midnight April 23 ET, at which time Peter Paltridge would make "the most important announcement in Platypus Comix history." Peter [[http://platypuscomix.net/top195.gif extended the countdown]], then [[http://platypuscomix.net/top194.jpg shortened it]], [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/top196.jpg then]] [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/projects/bang.html revealed]] that he plans to collect stories and comics for an independent publication: ''[[http://www.bangpdx.com/ BANG! The Entertainment Paper]]''.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Peter's Website/DeviantArt page includes sketches and synopses for two abandoned ideas he had for flagship comics: ''[[http://torquesmacky.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=72#/d1lrhzf Mackenzie, the Magician's Daughter]]'', and ''[[http://torquesmacky.deviantart.com/art/Johnny-Redshirt-285488887?q=gallery%3Atorquesmacky%2F8103475&qo=3 Johnny Redshirt]]''. They both got rejected in favor of ''Webcomic/PrincessPi''.