[[caption-width-right:300:Let the insanity begin!]]
One of the most popular comics on Website/{{Smackjeeves}}, ''[[http://www.alternate.smackjeeves.com Alternate]]'' is a comedy that follows an InsufferableGenius named Skye [=McGregor=] who is determined to be the '''BEST'''. His goal goes untarnished until he encounters Xin and Bailey, a happy-go-lucky pair of best friends who seize Skye's plans of academic success and promptly proceed to screw it up. Add in a [[SchoolNewspaperNewshound cult-like newspaper club]] to the mix, and HilarityEnsues.

The comic is by Nozmo and was updated for four years, but is now on hiatus on its third chapter. Also see her other work, ''Webcomic/ToddAllisonAndThePetuniaViolet''.
!!This comic contains examples of:

* AffectionateParody: Of various anime/manga cliches.
* AnimeHair: Jing is described as having it:
--> '''Xin:''' And his hair is supposed to stick up like a DBZ character!
* AngryEyebrows: Bailey does this when [[spoiler: she's trapped in the photography room with Camilo]]. It hurts her face.
* AsianAirhead: Xin, although it would be wise not to challenge him to a [[CardGames game of cards]].
* AwesomeMcCoolname: ''Ruby Safire''.
* [[ShowWithinAShow Comic Within A Comic]]: ''Zombie Stabbers''.
* TheCutie: Bailey
* [[EmotionlessGirl Emotionless Boy]]: Camilo
* {{Fanboy}} and {{Fangirl}}: Xin and Bailey, respectively, over the series ''Zombie Stabbers''.
* FillerStrips: Mostly for any landmarking number of registered fans.
* GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger
* GroinAttack: Midway in chapter 2.
* HighSchool
* InnerMonologue: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]].
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: Subverted, namely because Skye chooses to be alone.
* LockedInARoom: [[spoiler: The fate of Bailey and Camillo in chapter 3]]
* LostWeddingRing: Humorously subverted, seeing how there was no ring to begin with.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: A variant said by Xin in chapter 2.
* OnlySaneMan: Skye
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Xin getting angry in chapter 2 is a sign that things have gotten serious, as is Bailey's newfound solemnity toward the end of chapter 3.
* PolarOppositeTwins: [[spoiler: Paris and Francis]].
* PowerTrio: "Trio. Isn't it such a ''[[TotallyRadical rad]]'' word?"
* TheQuietOne: Victoria
* SayMyName: chapter three, amusingly paired with the RightBehindMe
* SeriousBusiness: Skye and Xin's biology project.
** Even more so, the ''photography battle''.
* ShoutOut: to various anime such as ''Manga/LuckyStar'' and ''Anime/HellGirl''.
* ShrinkingViolet: Victoria. She hides behind furniture if she's feeling especially uncomfortable.
* SlapSlapKiss: Parodied in the souffle comic (between Andrew and Florida).
* SpeechBubblesInterruption: Happens to Skye at the end of chapter 2.
* ThisIsMySide: In chapter two, Skye uses a dissecting knife in biology class to claw a line through the table he and Xin share in order to illustrate this point.
* TitleDrop: At the end of chapter one, in which Skye theorizes that he must be trapped in an [[AlternateUniverse alternate universe]].
* TwoTeacherSchool: So far, only Mr. Kouklakis and a woman who might be the librarian have been shown.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair