''Building 12'' was an earlier webcomic by ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' creator Chris Hazelton. It was an [[NotableEmbellishedWebcomics embellished webcomic]] about a group of misfits dealing with the FantasyKitchenSink at their college. It ran for nine issues of about 25-30 comics each.

It can be found [[http://www.building12.net/ here]].
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'''''Building 12'' has examples of the following tropes: '''

* AliensSpeakingEnglish: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]]; Brian asks them how they're speaking English, and they answer, "What is this 'English' Do not try to confuse us with your Earthian words!"
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: When the Chairman doesn't get his [[AppliedPhlebotinum life-preserving medicine]] (because O'Halloran had the latest shipment altered to create the ZombieApocalypse), he goes giant. Luckily, one of the zombies bites him, and it cures him.
* AxCrazy: [[MeaningfulName Craze]], Peoni, Tia, Yuki?
** [[http://www.building12.net/issue2/page18.htm Klaus]]?
* BarbieDollAnatomy: Look at [[http://www.building12.net/issue1/page16.htm this page]], first panel. What's missing?
* {{Bifauxnen}}: Alex, for [[http://www.building12.net/issue1/page23.htm complicated reasons.]]
* {{Bishonen}}: Kitch (Tia's father)
* BlobMonster: [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Slauf/Slough]]
* TheCasanova: Jack
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Yuki can punch ''through walls''.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The Chairman; [[http://www.building12.net/issue2/page18.htm Klaus Der Phobia]]
* CombatTentacles: [[http://www.building12.net/issue9/page23.htm Slauf vs. Chairman]]
* ConsummateLiar: Shayne is "the master of bullshitting".
* CosplayOtakuGirl: Tia dresses up in a variety of outfits.
* CryingWolf: Shayne gets subjected to this a lot. This is because the truth is often less believable than his usual lies.
* CuteBruiser: Yuki
* CuteMonsterGirl: Tia
* [[DeadFic Dead Comic]]: On indefinite hiatus so that Chris can concentrate on ''Misfile'', and occasionally ''A Steel Wing Shattered''.
* DoNotAdjustYourSet
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Chairman
* {{Expy}}: Okay, not really, because ''Building 12'' came ''first'', but Alex and [[Webcomic/{{Misfile}} Ash]] are extremely similar. The former is a girl who [[{{Bifauxnen}} dresses as a guy]], and tries to hold back her feelings in order to keep up TheMasquerade (at which point Joe suggests that they could be gay); the latter a [[GenderBender former guy]] with issues about carrying on a relationship with "another" girl (okay, ''she'' doesn't have a problem with it, but still), and they look a lot alike.
* EyesAlwaysShut: The Chairman; Joe's parents.
* {{Fanservice}}: At the end of each issue is a "fanservice page", which is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin exactly that]].
* FantasyKitchenSink: Demons, aliens, mad scientists, zombies, and military nuts--and those are just the villains. On the heroic side, we have ''another'' military nut, ''another'' mad scientist, a witch, and a girl who can punch through walls.
* FoeYay: Jack and Peoni get this a lot, and then there was Peoni's mistaken assumption that Yuki was a lesbian.
** This looked like it could have been becoming a subplot - Yuki, while insistent that she wasn't gay, had a very funny look on her face at the time.
* ForeignQueasine: Tia's meals are ''still moving''.
* GagBoobs: Surprisingly, the best comedic use of boobs was done by Alex, [[HiddenBuxom who usually has them wrapped.]] Sarah also gets a mention:
--> '''Sarah: ''' Why is a zombie staring at my rack?
* GenreSavvy:
--> '''Craze:''' Why are we running, Sarah? We've fought WAY worse than these pathetic tentacles today!
--> '''Sarah:''' Yeah, well I've seen too many anime to stick around when tentacles appear. If you had a second "X" chromosome, you'd be running too.
* TheGunslinger: Craze, who's absolutely ''nuts'' about guns.
* HypocriticalHumor: [[http://www.building12.net/issue9/page6.htm Stupid scientists!]]
* ICanExplain: Craze, after Tia shows up when his sister comes to visit. This doesn't help:
-->'''Craze's Sister:''' I hope this girl's at least eighteen years old or mom and dad will have a fit.
-->'''Tia''': Eighteen years old? No way! I'm not NEARLY THAT old yet!
* InstantSeiza: [[http://www.building12.net/issue4/page11.htm Alex and Joe]] This.
* LoveAtFirstPunch: Tia falls in love with Craze because he tried to kill her.
* [[MarshmallowHell Marshmallow]] [[StealthPun Hell]]: [[http://www.building12.net/issue5/page8.htm In more ways than one...]]
* MadScientist: Brian
* MeleeATrois: The aliens vs. Klaus Der Phobia vs. the committee vs. Ornat.
* MistakenForGay: Peoni [[SkinshipGrope groped Yuki]] because she thought Yuki would like it, and then there was the time that Alex was so overjoyed that Joe wasn't dead that she momentarily forgot that she's supposed to be a boy.
* MsFanservice: Sarah
* MustHaveCaffeine
* NaiveNewcomer: Joe, at the beginning of the comic
* NakedOnArrival: Tia
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Craze
* NeuralImplanting: Peoni [[LaserGuidedAmnesia steals memories]] from one of Jack's one-night stands and implants the memories of the night into her own mind. Which backfires spectacularly when the girl turns out to be into [[NoodleIncident some sort of]] nasty {{fetish}}.
* NippleAndDimed: Tia's first appearance before Craze and Sarah [[http://www.building12.net/issue4/page16.htm appears to show something off.]]
* NoNameGiven: Both Peoni and Tia didn't have their names given until the second issue in which they appeared. Both also appeared on the fanservice page in the issue in which they debuted.
** Also, Craze's sister.
* {{Nosebleed}}: Joe, when he first finds out Alex is a girl.
* OnlyOneName: Everyone except Peoni and Klaus
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: They were trying to create a disease that would make people more charitable (to get donations on parents' day), but it ended up having the side effect of turning them into zombies with a desire to eat human flesh and an ability to communicate the disease through their bite. [[spoiler: The cure is also saliva-borne, so Craze injects himself with it and then bites the other members of Building 12 to immunize them, and together they bite all of the zombies to cure them.]]
* PantyShot: Sarah gives one to Craze ([[http://www.building12.net/issue3/page5.htm and to us]]), and Tia gives one in [[http://www.building12.net/issue4/fanservice.htm fanservice page 4]].
* PaperThinDisguise: Even before TheReveal, Joe had his suspicions that Alex was a girl, and after the reveal, Hazelton doesn't even bother drawing her flat enough to fool anyone (though still far flatter than she actually is). Somehow, no one else figures it out.
* PerkyFemaleMinion: Slauf/Slough's gender is indeterminate, but it ''does'' play the part of "Mommy" to Tia on Parent's Day.
* PerkyGoth: Sarah doesn't even look like a typical {{Goth}} for the most part, but she ''does'' study witchcraft. So she's part PerkyGoth, part CuteWitch.
* PunnyName: Klaus Der Phobia
** And his three minions, collectively, are [[Literature/{{Frankenstein}} Victor, Franken, and Stein]].
** [[http://www.building12.net/issue7/page18.htm Marco Pollo, Explorer Chicken.]]
* {{Sarashi}}: [[http://www.building12.net/issue1/fanservice.htm Used to help facilitate Alex's boy disguise.]]
* ScholarshipStudent: In the broad sense of the trope. Alex discovered after the fact that she owes her place to both a clerical error and affirmative action.
* ShipTease: Yuki's reactions to Peoni's constant flirting with Jack suggest that she might have feelings for him.
* ShoutOut: One of Tia's outfits seems to be a shout out to ''UruseiYatsura''.
* SkinshipGrope: Peoni, to Yuki; Tia, to Craze's sister. (Okay, that second one was an accident; from behind, she thought it was Craze that she was hugging until she found the boobs)
* TheStarscream: O'Halloran
* {{Tsundere}}: Yuki, Tia
* UnknownRival: Victor
* {{Yandere}}: [[http://www.building12.net/issue8/page9.htm Peoni]]
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Tia was "born" fully grown, hence her innocence and the aforementioned "not ''nearly'' that old".
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Yuki's is light blue, Peoni's is purple, and Tia's is red with a blue streak (yes, ''naturally'')
* ZettaiRyouiki: Sarah often does the hot-pants variety.
* ZombieApocalypse
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