-->''"We're the good kind of crazy, we swear."''

'''''[[http://headtripcomics.keenspot.com/ Head Trip]]''''' is a {{Webcomic}} by Amanda "Shinga" Bussell. It is largely a SliceOfLife comic, focusing on the trials, tribulations and {{Manatee Gag}}s of its main character, FieryRedhead Malory. Mal's two younger sisters Kat and Lilian are featured to a more limited extent, as they (like [[WriteWhoYouKnow Shinga's real sisters]]) live in a different state.

In addition to the regular comic, Head Trip also runs ''[[BSideComics Emokid and Chemokid]]'', a story about two maladjusted {{superhero}}es who join a group of other equally maladjusted (and weird) superheroes. They meet Cane and Rider, two disabled superheroes who are the only ones in the group with brains and fight against their archnemesis, Memoman.

The comic was originally hosted on ComicGenesis until it was "promoted" to KeenSpot.
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!!Provides Examples Of:
* ArtEvolution: Compare [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20060303.html the first strip]] to [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20100226.html one of the later ones]].
* AssholeVictim: [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20060319.html The]] [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20060518.html whole]] [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20061204.html damn]] [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20061229.html zoo]] [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20071112.html of]] [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20090311.html these]].
* AuthorAvatar: Mal, along with using her as a mouthpiece, and having a similar resemblance to her, she also uses the main character to play out things that seem to have happened to herself now and then. To the point where readers are ''still'' confused at times whether they're looking at a drawing of the author or the character today, or if there's still a difference. The fact that Mal has a boyfriend identical in appearance and mannerisms to Shinga's doesn't help. She even hangs out with real life friends of Shinga's.
* BeatPanel:
** [[http://headtrip.keenspot.com/d/20070319.html Two of them]], actually. And [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20080915.html again]].
** Taken even further later on with [[http://headtrip.keenspot.com/d/20090304.html three beat panels in a four-panel page]].
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] [[http://headtrip.keenspot.com/d/20081006.html here]].
* BlackComedy: Number of strips before jokes about selling wire coat hangers to pregnant women? Zero. The best part? Shinga is friends with ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' creator Randy Milholland, who started his comic in a very similar way.
* BlindingBangs: Emokid.
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: [[http://headtrip.keenspot.com/d/20100811.html Apparently, Mal had a very interesting childhood]].
* BrickJoke: In [[http://headtrip.keenspot.com/d/20060702.html 2006]], Batman proved that Superman isn't as invulnerable as he says he is. Six years and 21 days later, we get [[http://headtrip.keenspot.com/d/20120723.html this strip]].
* CastFromHitPoints: [[spoiler:[[http://headtrip.keenspot.com/d/20140519.html Turns out to be what caused Mal's blackout.]]]]
* CerebusSyndrome: The Emokid and Chemokid stories have gotten strangely serious for a pair of inherently comical superhero characters.
* ChildHater: In [[http://headtrip.keenspot.com/d/20061204.html this strip]].
* ContinuityCreep: In both the regular comic and the ''Emokid and Chemokid'' storyline.
* ContinuityNod: [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20060304.html "And I'm still]] [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20100217.html Sailor Moon."]]
* CosplayFanArt: [[http://headtrip.keenspot.com/d/20080519.html This picture]] has the main characters of the [[BSideComics B-Side Comic]] cosplaying as characters from ''[[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar: The Last Airbender]]''.
* DeadpanSnarker: Chemokid (usually regarding Emokid's appropriately thematic antics) and Mal.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Mal [[http://headtrip.keenspot.com/d/20111121.html summons an]] EldritchAbomination ''just so she can punch it in the gut''. If you look closely, she's painted the summoning circle [[spoiler: with Nyquil]].
* DiscussedTrope:
** FamilyValuesVillain: ''[[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20061222.html That]]'' would be cool, folks!
** GoodThingYouCanHeal: [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20061127.html For an Emo?]]
** HollywoodHomely: [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20070108.html Nope, doesn't do it]]... Okay, ''maybe'' Creator/VinDiesel. [[invoked]]
** TransformationIsAFreeAction: In [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20060514.html one comic]] it's pointed out how ridiculous the villains in ''Anime/SailorMoon'' are in letting her transform.
* EarWorm: [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20070323.html Thanks]]. [[invoked]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: The strip starts lampooning reality shows... only to stop halfway through because the author felt dirty to even be ''associated'' with them. Similarly, even Mal's devil is disgusted at the depths certain people will sink to.
* EvenNerdsHaveStandards: [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20061211.html Cosplay or LARP?]] That is the question!
* ExecutiveMeddling: There's a [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20071107.html solution]]. [[invoked]]
* ExtracurricularEnthusiast: Hot Topic Avenger.
* EyeBeams: Apparently, rabbis have them.
* FillerStrips: A lot of them, due to the frequent {{Schedule Slip}}s.
* GenkiGirl: Mal, when she's not being AxCrazy.
* GenreShift:
** A series of strips presents the answer to "What would Head Trip be like if it were X show?" Examples are ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', ''Series/{{LOST}}'' and [[RealityTelevision any episode of any Reality TV show]].
** [[spoiler: As of March 2014, the cast apparently acquired magic powers and took over Disney World]].
* GrammarNazi: Malory in [[http://headtrip.keenspot.com/d/20060706.html this strip]]. Even {{Satan}} himself thinks it's [[EvenEvilHasStandards justified in this case]], though.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[http://headtrip.keenspot.com/d/20060901.html Or maybe she's bluffing?]]
* TheHunter: [[http://headtrip.keenspot.com/d/20090302.html The Furry Slayer]], in training.
* ImGoingToHellForThis: Mal ''really'' wishes that Devil Guy would stop following her around with that hand basket.
* IncrediblyLamePun: Step 1: spot opportunity. Step 2: [[http://headtrip.keenspot.com/d/20110221.html drop pun and stand well back]]. Step 3: smirk.
* InnocentInnuendo:
** [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20080919.html Sweet, sweet music]].
** [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20100726.html "Do you ever actually LISTEN to what you say?"]].
* KillItWithFire: [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20060518.html When]] waiting for Website/DarwinAwards is just too exasperating.
* LifeEmbellished
* TheNewRockAndRoll: A [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20070420.html public warning]] about dangers of videogames. ''Tragic''.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20070205.html P'ninjamaid]] (ninja pirate mermaid).
* NoodleImplements: [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20070101.html It's a menorah]].
* NothingIsScarier: We do not see exactly what Yvonne can do [[spoiler: after she gets magic powers, along with the rest of the cast]]. All we know is that [[spoiler: it's related to her [[Disney/AliceInWonderland Alice]] costume and has something to do with hearts]]. Only Mal ever saw her do it, and [[EvenEvilHasStandards it was so disturbing]] that she made Yvonne agree to [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain never do it again]].
* OhCrapThereAreFanficsOfUs: [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20100816.html Poor]] Franchise/GreenLantern... he's about to get a bunch of "''[[YaoiFangirl those]]'' fans".
* PetTheDog: After many strips of insulting ''Twilight'' and its fans, Mal, in true Christmas spirit, decides to make it up to a ''Twilight'' fan by giving her "a beautiful gift with pale skin, cold as ice, dark brooding eyes, and yes, he sparkles in sunlight..." The gift? [[spoiler: A snowman]].
* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Mal essentially acts like a bully (often a violent one) towards any AcceptableTargets she comes across (''Twilight'' fans, emos, people who drink bottled water), but will enact violent vengeance on anyone that does even the faintest hint of something similar to her or her friends/family. The closest thing there is to a HypocrisyNod is the devil that occasionally notes these actions are wrong, but half the time he says he supports her anyway. Justified since he's a ''[[CardCarryingVillain devil]]''.
* RapunzelHair: Mal in the later comics.
* SexSells: [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20070319.html Are they selling clothes or...?]]
* ShoutOut:
** To ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' in [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20060306.html an early strip]]. The Picture of the Girls at the title also resembles ''Penny Arcade'''s old site theme.
** [[http://headtrip.keenspot.com/d/20120227.html And here's a Shout Out]] to ''Film/YoungFrankenstein''.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20060908.html No such thing in this comic!]]
* StealthPun: [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20070423.html The punchline]].
* TakeThat: Numerous.
** Probably the most well-known is [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20080505.html the first]] ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' strip. Which takes on another layer of potency to those familiar with the characters, as that's ''[[AxeCrazy Malory]]'' cowering in fear and [[KillItWithFire purging the book with flames]]. [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20080915.html Here's another comic]] that mocks ''Twilight''. And the "[[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20100401.html Epic Romance]]" by [=SparkleFan00295840=]. Either Shinga '''really''' hates Creator/StephenieMeyer ([[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20100614.html implied by the top left corner of comic]]) or she really ''loves'' Stephenie Meyer. Who else could inspire something like [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20101004.html this]]? Or [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20101224.html this]]?
** Shinga apparently ''hates'' [[ExecutiveMeddling network executives]], particularly [[ScrewedByTheNetwork from Fox]]. Really, who can blame her? [[invoked]]
** Emo Potter and the [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20060629.html Practical Jokes]].
** Cosplay fantasies: [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20060904.html just say no]]. Or else.
** [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20061218.html Wookies are suffering!]]
** [[IncrediblyObviousBomb Boston chickenscare]]. [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20070211.html Run, run!!1]]
** ...[[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20100217.html otherkin]].
** [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20100219.html Also]], ''{{Film/Avatar}}''.
** [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20100312.html And]] [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20100705.html then]] ''Film/TheLastAirbender''.
** [[http://headtrip.keenspot.com/d/20060605.html "I've finally found a good use for]] [[Manga/InuYasha crappy]] [[Manga/DragonBall anime]].
** [[Literature/TheMagicSchoolBus Keesha]] ''REALLY'' doesn't like [[http://headtrip.keenspot.com/d/20120312.html whiners]].
* TimeSkip: [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20091123.html When Shinga returned from hiatus]].
* ToadLicking: James Cameron apparently got the inspiration for ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' from it
* WhatDidIDoLastNight: On New Year's Eve, Mal drinks enough to black out. By the time she comes back to consciousness, she wakes up to [[spoiler: men in Disney/{{Hercules}} and Disney/{{Aladdin}} outfits, who are [[http://headtrip.keenspot.com/d/20140224.html allegedly there to serve her]]]]. Yes, apparently she somehow managed to [[spoiler: ''take over Disney World'']] while blacked-out drunk. [[spoiler:Over the course of a ''week'']]. Bonus points: [[spoiler: her nightgown is [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Maleficent's robe]]]]. To further add to the confusion, [[spoiler: the cast has now got magic powers based on the costumes they were wearing. And all because, [[http://headtrip.keenspot.com/d/20140414.html to make a long story short]], [[EpicFail Devil Guy SERIOUSLY screwed up]]. Each of the girls is now a minor RealityWarper]].
* WhyDontYaJustShootHim: [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20060514.html What happens to Sailor Moon]] in the middle of her transformation. In the artist's comments box on DeviantArt: "And come on. Who HASN'T thought of that?"
* WomensMysteries: Parodied in [[http://headtrip.keenspot.com/d/20110117.html this strip]].
* WorldOfSnark
* XanatosGambit: Taken to its [[InsaneTrollLogic "logical"]] [[http://headtrip.keenspot.com/d/20110228.html conclusion]]. Try not to think too hard about it.
* YouDoNOTWantToKnow: [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20070104.html Don't ask the questions you don't want the answer to]].
* YouHaveResearchedBreathing: [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20071203.html You did it, Mal]].
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