Altermeta is a slice-of-life webcomic with fantasy overtones, made evident by the fact that all the characters are dragons. Started in November, 2001 Altermeta seemed to have disappeared into the bowels of Abandoned Webcomic Hell, until it was revived a short while ago, first as a full-fantasy reboot of the original comic, then rebooting again as a direct continuation.

!!!This webcomic includes examples of:
* AnachronismStew: As Cavris is an alternate world, it does not mesh nicely with any given time period. 64-bit graphics are new and their neighbors recently invented the Internet, placing it roughly into the equivalent of the late [[TheEighties 1980s]] or so, but then Josephine gets a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Mustang_(fifth_generation) fifth-generation Ford Mustang]].
* ArchiveTrawl: You will not understand what's going on without reading the original comics.
** A few recap strips have helped this along.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking
-->'''Josephine:''' No, um, you don't understand. He's come to devour little kids too! And... and... birds, and the number 4, and to scare the elderly, and make fun of weak ankled people, and become a Republican, and make everyone just really really sad!
* AllThereInTheManual: A huge amount of background material has been explained on the forum.
* AllJustADream: The events of the ([[HoYay rather]] [[FanService suggestive]]) comics near April first were revealed to have taken place in D'Shea's head. This went over better than the author had expected.
* AnimatedActors
* APirate400YearsTooLate: T-Square ''lives'' for this trope.
* ArtEvolution: Though to be fair, the original art was pretty good, too.
* BerserkButton: Rutherford when he doesn't get his coffee.
** T-Square about being, well, [[{{Tomboy}} square]].
* BigEater: Boo.
* {{Bishonen}}: [[http://www.altermeta.net/archive.php?comic=9 Sasha. Big time.]] EvenTheGuysWantHim... or at least D'shea does.
* BrainBleach: [[http://altermeta.net/oldarchive/archive.php?comic=76 Sasha needs some]].
* CatapultNightmare: Sasha has one in "Nemesis".
* CatchPhrase: Sasha's "Th' hell?" is arguably an example.
* CerebusSyndrome: The author has announced [[http://www.altermeta.net/archive.php?comic=68 here]] that the comic will be taking a slight dip in this direction.
* CityGuards: In the first reboot.
* CloudCuckoolander: Averted [[spoiler: with Sasha. The scrunchy WAS talking to him...]]
* [[RedAlert Code Red]]
* CoolAirship: [[http://altermeta.net/archive.php?comic=160 T-Square's pirate ship]].
* CrashIntoHello: Used [[http://altermeta.net/oldarchive/archive.php?comic=144 here]].
* CrazyPrepared: Everyone around Ruth has a backup supply of coffee. Even if one of them is a hypodermic needle and another is an apple.
* CrystalSpiresAndTogas: The first reboot has some of this.
* DeadpanSnarker: Ruth.
* DeusExMachina: Played with with Plot In A Box.
* TheDitz: Josephine and Sasha.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Sasha. Toss on some makeup, and he's a hair away...
** Even more bishonen in the new version than the previous incarnations. Giving him markings that resemble eyeshadow probably didn't help.
* TheDungAges: Ruth's perception of the Renaissance.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Jo seems to think so.
* FanNickname: Kuvvies.
* ForeignQueasine: Kuvrahk food could be like this us - they like ''really'' raw meat.
* FunnyForeigner: T-Square's Aunt Binki.
* GagBoobs: CC.
* GorgeousPeriodDress: In the Renaissance story.
** Lampshaded when Rutherford points out the myriad historical inaccuracies in the costuming he can see.
* [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters Kuvrahks Are the Real Monsters]]: Ruth, at least, believes that if his society ever advanced faster than at a crawl, it would trigger [[NukeEm an apocalyptic war]] with the other sentient race on the planet. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And then there would be no more coffee beans.]]
* ICallItVera
-->'''Ruth:''' And I shall call you... Abigail...
* IconicItem: Tabitha (aka T-Square) has... well... a t-square. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Guess where the nickname comes from.]]
* IncendiaryExponent: [=CC's=] [[http://www.altermeta.net/archive.php?comic=102 new]] [[http://www.altermeta.net/archive.php?comic=103 outfit]] [[http://altermeta.net/archive.php?comic=105 seems to]] [[http://altermeta.net/archive.php?comic=106 count]].
* INeedToGoIronMyDog: "I have to uh... um... go uh... ''color'' my hair, yeah... That's it."
* IShallTauntYou
-->'''Rutherford:''' Don't you walk away while I'm talking! I've not even ''begun'' to make you feel bad, you tubby bitch!
* JudgeJuryAndExecutioner:
-->'''City Guard:''' We '''are''' the law in this city.
* LampshadeHanging: On [[http://www.altermeta.net/archive.php?comic=9 this page]]. The lampshade hanging is then lampshaded in the page's notes.
* LetsSplitUpGang
* MaleGaze: Played with [[http://altermeta.net/oldarchive/archive.php?comic=34 here]].
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: CC's family.
* MindControlEyes: Sasha gets them when he gets possessed by the scrunchy (no, really).
* MrFanservice: Didier; Sasha.
* MustHaveCaffeine: Rutherford, who has never been seen not holding a mug of coffee.
* MundaneFantastic: The comic focus on the life of several high school students, and yet there are things like random ninja attacks, possessed scrunchies, and the warehouse from ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' being in Sasha's shed.
* MyBelovedSmother: Sasha's mom.
* NewTransferStudent: Boo; possibly subverted in that she ''did'' go to the school, moved away, then moved back.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: T-Square, a ninja-slaying artist pirate.
* NoEnding: Hapened twice so far, once for each orphaning.
* NoFourthWall: The characters would often address the artist or the audience.
* NoseBleed: Sasha gets one [[http://altermeta.net/archive.php?comic=101 here]].
* OnlyAFleshWound: Played straight then subverted in the same [[http://altermeta.net/archive.php?comic=114 page]].
* OrphanedSeries: Orphaned twice, and resurrected twice.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: For one, they are called Kuvrahks.
* PantyShot: Of the {{Anime}} TransformationSequence variety.
* ParentalSexualitySquick: Coming from a large family, [[http://altermeta.net/oldarchive/archive.php?comic=76 CC is not bothered by her parents having sex]], but Sasha plays this straight.
--> '''Sasha''': No! They DON'T! They... forgot how!! I'm certain!\\
'''CC''': Yeah. I bet they're really [[TheImmodestOrgasm NOISY]] too.\\
'''Sasha''': [[BrainBleach Oh god no! The mental images!]] [[BigNo No! NOOOOO!!!!]]
* ThePreciousPreciousCar: Jo's convertible Mustang.
** She's still too young to drive it.
* RougeAnglesOfSatin
* SealedEvilInACan: The scrunchy.
* ScheduleSlip: Tends to happen before the Orphaning. Also associated with technical difficulties and the artist moving.
* SeriousBusiness: Ruth and coffee.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Rutherford.
* ShoutOut: "THE MATRIX HAS YOU, BIATCH!"
** Also, TV Tropes. ([[http://www.altermeta.net/archive.php?comic=9 here]], in the notes)
** And Lethal Weapon.
*** Most likely a coincidence, as the author [[http://csyelus.com/index.php?topic=1473.msg17316#msg17316 doesn't seem to think so.]]
** The government warehouse in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''.
* SeriesHiatus: The end of 2009 and start of 2010 marked a notable one while Caz worked out the next few plot arcs.
* SmallTownBoredom: Star Rock Falls.
* SuperDeformed: Used [[http://altermeta.net/oldarchive/archive.php?comic=100 here]].
* TakeThatUs: [[http://altermeta.net/oldarchive/archive.php?comic=16 This comic]].
* TransformationSequence: Starting [[http://www.altermeta.net/archive.php?comic=96 here]].
* UnusualEuphemism[=/=]OhMyGods: "Thank Canas!" (Canas is not a god)
* WallJump: [[http://altermeta.net/oldarchive/archive.php?comic=143 One, two, three, four!]]
* WallOfText: [[http://altermeta.net/oldarchive/archive.php?comic=118 The introduction for the short high fantasy reboot of the comic.]]
* WeaponOfChoice: Tabitha's aforementioned t-square.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Sasha post-makeover.
* WithMyHandsTied: [[http://altermeta.net/oldarchive/archive.php?comic=44 T-Square]].
* WingsDoNothing: The first reboot gave the Kuvrahks tiny little wings.
* YouHaveNoIdeaWhoYoureDealingWith: The CityGuards in the first reboot give this line.
* ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld: Used in the first reboot.
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