* 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'' .
* InMemoriam:
** Peter paid tribute to trailer voiceover Creator/DonLaFontaine with [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/people/donla.html a compilation]] of various videos he narrated, including some that he did aside from movie trailers.
** The death of former Motion Picture Association of America president Jack Valenti motivated Peter to write about the evolution of [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/hollywood/thesearemycheeks.html Jack Valenti's Movie Ratings System]].
** A few days after the untimely deaths of Ed [=McMahon=], Farrah Fawcett, and Music/MichaelJackson, Peter wrote [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/hollywood/eulogyforalf.html a eulogy]] for...Series/{{Alf}}. [[spoiler:Which quickly was edited into a eulogy for Creator/BillyMays]].
** Occasions that called for banners include:
*** [[http://platypuscomix.net/top135.gif The death]] of Music/MichaelJackson.
*** [[http://platypuscomix.net/top185.gif The breakup]] of Music/{{REM}}.
*** [[http://platypuscomix.net/top187.jpg The death]] of Creator/SteveJobs.
*** The death of OsamaBinLaden got a banner which looked more cheery than the ones listed above.
*** [[http://platypuscomix.net/top202.jpg The end]] of ''CulDeSac''.
*** [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/top216.jpg The death]] of Creator/HaroldRamis.
* 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.
* MilestoneCelebration:
** Exactly 25 years after Creator/{{ABC}} first televised ''Free Spirit'', Peter reviewed the last episode ABC aired, "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/darkvault/winniewedding.html Blast From the Past]]".
** The week of Platypus Comix's 10th anniversary brought the banner providing the current page image.
** Peter displayed [[http://platypuscomix.net/top191.jpg this]] a few days after JoanOfArc's 600th birthday.
** The website celebrated the 25th anniversary of ''Series/FreeSpirit''[[note]]the anniversary of when Creator/{{ABC}} televised the pilot, as opposed to when the show began its regular Sunday night airings[[/note]] with [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/top222.jpg this]].
* 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 Creator/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''.