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[[caption-width-right:278:Once a [[AcceptableTargets student]], always a student.]]

''[[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/ All over the house]]'' is a humorous webcomic created in 2009 by CreatorCouple Zoe Robinson (art and writing) and JenniferKirk (writing). The humor in the comic comes mainly from the interactions of its central duo, who apparently live together despite their massive differences in lifestyles, world views and relative levels of sanity.

The main cast are:

* Emily Moll Dee Westwood: A former journalist who managed to get elected to Parliament on the basis that she was running against a complete moron. Despite being something of a MadScientist, she is the comic's StraightMan and spends much of her time despairing at the state of humanity.
* Tesrin Eloise [[EmbarrassingMiddleName Rhododendron]] Stepford-Brown: A (surprisingly) successful barrister who practices demonology on the side. An UpperClassTwit crossed with a CloudCuckooLander.
* James [[ShoutOut Rohan]] Jameson: A systems administrator who lost his job in the recession and now works as a blogger and tech consultant. Tends to be the butt of any technology jokes going and [[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/2010/07/07/bad-advice/ relies far too much on advice from the Internet]] for his own good.

Recurring extras are:
* Gary Seville: Long-suffering artist who desperately wants his computer to just work. Mainly gets used for art jokes and as a foil for James' technology jokes.
* Sally Jameson: Younger cousin of James. Has a pet bear because James asked 4chan what a good present for a fourteen year old girl was.
* Daniel Snottleby: The former MP for the area where Emily lives. Lost his seat to her at the 2010 General Election and now sees himself as Emily's nemesis. Has a thing for parsnips.
* Harry Miller: Snottleby's long-suffering political adviser. Tends to play the StraightMan to Snottleby's repeated IdiotBall-holding antics.
* The Gorms: Cute and loveable monsters who live in a multi-storey "shed" in Emily and Tesrin's garden. Good with repairs.
* "Uncle Bob": TheNameless and also TheUnseen.
* Adam Prometheus Frankenstein: A monster trying to live a normal life in suburban England.

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!!This comic provides examples of:
* ArtEvolution: The artwork has developed from angular monochrome images to rounded, coloured and shaded art.
* ArtifactTitle: What, exactly, is all over the house? Reading some of the more modern strips, you would be hard pressed to find out. It originally referred to the monsters Tesrin summoned.
* AuthorAvatar: Although not designed as such, the main characters often serve as substitutes for the writers.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Suggested in [[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/?p=47 this strip]].
* BilingualBonus: Jokes occasionally turn up in Latin; usually referring to someone called "Caecilius". This is a joke in itself, or maybe even a ShoutOut, as Caecilius will be familiar to anyone who has studied the Cambridge Latin course.
** Examples include [[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/2009/07/14/classical-education/ graffiti daubed on a wall in ancient Rome]], saying [[spoiler:"Caecilius was here"]] and an ancient Roman building with "[[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/2009/07/10/when-in-rome/ Honk if you speak Latin]]" written on it (in Latin).
** Now we can add Gothic to the list of languages, thanks to [[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/2012/07/11/call-for-help/ a recent visit to the 12th century]].
* BonusMaterial: Several strips have comments or even entire conversations taking place between the comic's main characters, right there in the strip's comments section.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Tesrin is a barrister who summons demons.
* TheCameo - Emily and Tesrin [[http://www.nobmouse.net/2009/05/15/revenge-of-the-nasties-epilogue/ appeared]] in ''TheLifeOfNobTMouse'' during its ''Revenge of the Nasties'' storyline.
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:The soldering iron and capacitor from the time travel story form a major part in the later ''All over the mouse'' crossover story.]]
* {{Cosplay}}: Tesrin [[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/2011/02/11/achievement-unlocked/ did some]] for an RPG.
* CrazyPrepared: Tesrin in [[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/?p=92 this strip]]:
-->'''Tesrin''': "Case files; train tickets; Ward's ''Treatise on escaping the bowels of hell dimensions'' (Second Edition)...".
* CrossOver: Emily and Tesrin ended up in [[TheLifeOfNobTMouse Blobland]] thanks to a misused spellbook during ''[[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/?p=200 Homeward bound]]''. The story in which this happened acted as a lead in to [[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/?p=222 a crossover story]].
* CrisisCrossover - The ''All over the mouse'' storyline and its lead-in stories almost certainly qualify here.
* {{Defictionalization}}: 'The Blobland Band' books and radio show are mentioned in the ''All over the mouse'' story as being Tesrin's favourites as a child. WordOfGod says these are on their way (although the "radio show" will be in the form of audio [=CDs=]).
* DemonicPossession: [[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/?p=43 this strip]] in particular.
* FictionalCounterpart: ''[[TheBBC OnTV]] [[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/?p=170 News 24]]'', [[ThomasTheTankEngine Larry the]] [[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/?p=328 Locomotive]] and [[ActionMan Mr]] [[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/2010/09/13/focus-on-the-equipment/ Adventure]]
* FictionalDocument: Tesrin loved ''The Blobland Gang'' books, film, TV and radio shows as a child. They are all apparently based on Hubert Schlongson's visits to [[TheLifeOfNobTMouse Blobland]], making these an example of TheMultiverse, too.
* FunetikAksent: Played for laughs in [[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/?p=170 a news report about regional accents on street signs]], to enhance 'local identity'.
* GodwinsLawOfTimeTravel - Six Nazi victories in a row, despite Emily and Tesrin's best efforts to prevent the first one.
* HomageShot - W.D. Cooper's famous ''The Boston Tea Party'' is [[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/2012/01/31/the-boston-tea-party/ recreated, with some differences]], in an episode where Tesrin steals the tea from Boston harbour. The recreation even includes Cooper's ''signature'', which is absent from the original.
* LethalChef - Tesrin can't cook, but not for [[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/?p=53 want]] of [[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/?p=66 trying]].
* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent - When Emily and Tesrin return from the past to find the [[GodwinsLawOfTimeTravel Nazis won World War II]], the flag on their copy of W.D. Cooper's ''The Boston Tea Party'' painting has changed from the Union Jack to the Flag of Rome.
* MistakenForGay - Tesrin, in ''[[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/?p=200 Homeward Bound]]'', then both Emily and Tesrin in ''[[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/?p=243 All over the mouse]]'':
-->'''Derrick''': "Increase your penis size? Attract men with bigger breasts? And here's me thinking you were gay."
-->'''Tesrin''': "Hey, we've all got to pay our way through law school somehow."
** Emily again in [[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/2011/10/17/tabloid-rumours/ newspaper reports]] after she became an MP.
* TheMultiverse: Tesrin read ''The Blobland Gang'' stories as a child. They are based on Hubert Schlongson's visits to Blob City, where ''TheLifeOfNobTMouse'' takes place.
* MustHaveCaffeine - Tesrin requires a near-constant source of tea.
* OddCouple - The source of much of the comedy in the strip is Emily and Tesrin living together.
* OddShapedPanel - Skewed ellipses with part of a character popping out of them occur so often they are almost a signature effect in Robinson's long-form comics.
* PlanetOfSteves - [[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/?p=77 The Army of Daves]] is recruiting now.
* [[PoliticsTropes Politics]] - [[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/?p=105 This strip]], and probably [[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/?p=17 this one]], too.
* TheProfessor: Emily builds weird devices in her spare time, including once making a TimeMachine out of an old amplifier.
* {{Pun}} - Tesrin's favourite brand of tea is ''[[Creator/MrT Mr Tea]]'' and, when preventing multiple Nazi victories she wore a t-shirt that read "It'll be all reich on the night".
* RetroactivePreparation: [[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/?p=141 This strip]] discusses the necessity of remembering to come back and plant the items you needed.
* RunningGag - Tesrin often mistakes mundane things for zombies; like [[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/?p=157 festival-goers]], and [[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/?p=72 the wind]].
* ShoutOut - Oh, so many. Amongst them are:
** Tesrin wearing [[Webcomic/PennyArcade Gabe's]] t-shirt in [[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/?p=100 this strip]].
** Tesrin often wearing a [[TheLifeOfNobTMouse Nob Mouse]] t-shirt.
** Max Ernst's ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Elephant_Celebes The Elephant Celebes]]'' appears in [[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/?p=209 this strip]].
** [[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/2011/01/12/cthulhu/ This]] [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraft-inspired]] episode.
** Tesrin has the [[Series/DoctorWho Seal of Rassilon]] on [[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/2011/01/19/hell-is-waste/ her bedroom wall]].
* ShownTheirWork - The [[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/?p=286 physics behind the time machine]] in the ''All over the mouse'' story is based on real physics, albeit with a few modifications.
* SpitTake - Emily is [[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/2011/05/18/nigerian-general/ not adverse to this]], especially when given shocking and unexpected news.
* StableTimeLoop - [[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/?p=152 This strip]], which is also a case of HelpYourSelfInTheFuture.
* StripBuffer: The comics are produced at least one month in advance.
* SweetTooth: Tesrin is such a chocoholic she can hear a bar being unwrapped across thousands of miles.
* TakeThat: Satan has a "DRM 4 LIFE" tattoo in [[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/2011/01/20/waste-bill/ this comic]].
* ThrowTheBookAtThem: Implied in, and used as the title of, [[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/?p=19 this discussion]] of one of Tesrin's cases.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl - Tesrin is a definite tomboy, while Emily is more of a girly girl.
* {{Transsexual}}: Newsreader Penny Menace is heavy implied to be trans in [[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/?p=313 this strip]]. It is confirmed during a [[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/2010/11/26/the-result/ media smear campaign]].
-->'''Emily''': Ummm... how do you know this guy?
-->'''Penny''': He did my stag party. ... It's a long story.
* WeirdScience - Emily is a crazed inventor at times, and [[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/?p=90 her]] [[http://www.alloverthehouse.net/?p=15 devices]] almost always fit this bill.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: Emily is a writer and broadcaster, as is Kirk. Tesrin is a magic-using barrister, while Robinson is a law student and lapsed pagan.
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