This is a story with magic. Shopclerk is a befuddled amnesiac who runs a magical gift shop; he wakes up every morning screaming. One day a strange woman, who may or may not know his true identity, walks into the shop and announces she'll be staying with him. A WebComic by @/{{Maglorius}}. Began in 2008 on Website/ComicGenesis and ceased updating in mid-2011. You can find it [[ here]].


'''There are certain rules concerning the use of magic:'''
Self immolation is a sure sign a spell has gone wrong.
Spontaneously combusting is also a pretty good indication that spellcasting may not be for you.

!!Some of the main characters are:

* '''Shopclerk:''' The befuddled amnesiac. A man with no past, no name, and no memories. He's a really good cook, he thinks he may have known how to cook sometime in his past. His first memory consists of waking up in the chair in the back of the shop. He has bad nightmares, he doesn't remember them- but trust him, they're bad.
* '''Girl:''' (Yes, she has a name, but it doesn't seem fair for y'all to find it out before Shopclerk does now does it?) a woman who just shows up one day and moves in to the shop.
* '''Isidore Hines (Izzy)''': a man with the ability to "see" spells.
* '''Sterling Faraday:''' He's rich, he's handsome, he's aggressively masculine in appearance, and he's used to being the center of attention where ever he goes. An unusually good looking 7 ft tall man.

!!''Adorable Desolation'' contains examples of:

* {{Ahem}}: Izzy does it to get the Girl's attention [[ here.]]
* ArtEvolution: The first few strips are black and white and then it switches to color
* AuraVision: Izzy is a detector of magical fields and can see auras.
* BadDreams: Shopclerk has one of these every night.
* BeatPanel: several [[ here]] and [[ here]]
* CheekyMouth: often but not all the time some examples are [[ here]] and [[ here]]
* ChirpingCrickets: Spoofed when Girl swears she heard them [[ here]].
* CrystalBall: Shopclerk breaks one [[ here]]
* DontExplainTheJoke: Exploited. [[ He doesn't get it,]] she doesn't explain it. She laughs even harder when he realizes he's missing something.He's not even sure what he's not getting.
* DramaticEllipsis [[ here]] and [[ here]]
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Shopclerk is known only as Shopclerk or sometimes The Shopclerk.
* {{Golem}}: Features a classic clay one
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Not a couple, but Girl and Sterling qualify.
* InnocentCohabitation: Two of the main characters live together; they even innocently share a bed.
* {{Mana}}: Izzy has the ability to map mana trails.
* MuggingTheMonster: The man in the wall; a literal mugging [[ here]].
* NoNameGiven: Shopclerk doesn't seem to have a name.
* OneHeadTaller: Izzy's a big guy compared to Girl.
* SelectiveSqueamishnessSuppression: Girl seems to enjoy a bloody crime scene, she even [[ thanks Izzy]] for calling her to see a good one, it may be a hobby they share.
* SpitTake: Girl does it [[ here]]
* ThereIsOnlyOneBed: and they share it!
* ThroughHisStomach: Shopclerk cooks, and to her surprise, he's pretty good.
* UnsoundEffect: The Girl leaps up to Sterling with a written [[ "leap"]].
* VisibleSilence: It happens [[ here]] and [[ here]]
* VomitingCop: Subverted when Girl sees a [[ gruesome corpse]] with ribs sticking out, and gets hungry- for ribs.