''Candi'' is a slice-of-life webcomic created by Starline Hodge about a young woman in her freshman year of university. The plot focuses primarily on the personal lives of Candi and her fellow residents of an off-campus housing unit run by a foundation; every so often, though, her telepathic pet ferret, Menjou, is the focus of the story as he does battle with the Squirrel Mafia.

You can find it [[http://www.candicomics.com/ here]]. (May be NSFW.)
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!!This webcomic provides examples of:
* AbandonedInfoPage: The comic had a cast page at first, but it was never updated, and was eventually removed entirely.
* AdultsAreUseless: It is beginning to head this way, what with [[spoiler: Candi's father apparently running off while she was young, Linda's father appears to be massively overprotective, Trevor's father is a money-whoring bigot who is probably homophobic, and then of course there's Fitzgibbons...the only strong adult influence that is mentioned is Candi's mother raising her by herself successfully.]]
* {{Animesque}}: The artwork is strongly influenced by the shoujo manga style.
* ArtEvolution: At the start of the strip the characters were all drawn with supermodel body shapes. As time has gone on they have become more rounded and hefty.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Played straight with Bianca. She's a model who also genuinely cares and does volunteer work around the world. And she's a great cook, too. Even Alex, picky as he is, thinks she's practically perfect.
* BerserkButton: Don't remind Candi where one typically finds a woman calling herself "Candi", mispronounce St. Martins, or call her by any name that is technically a 'candy' but isn't the name 'Candi'.
* BilingualBackfire: Averted, but referenced in one comic. Candi goes to a hispanic hair salon and mentions that while she doesn't speak much Spanish, she understands it. Her hairstylist relays this to the others, then tells Candi, "Now we cannot talk about you behind your back!"
* BiggerIsBetterInBed: Candi, quite bluntly (partially due to being drunk), states one of the reasons she dates Alex is because he has a big penis.
* BigNo: Candi's reaction to finding out that she's [[spoiler:lactose intolerant]].
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Rebecca comes across as this though from time to time one feels sympathy for her 'because' Jon is so overt about his crush on Candi with only Jon and Candi being oblivious to this simple fact, but the sheer hostility she can bare in response to sexual rivals, especially in life or death situations, is a bit much.
** Also, Linda to a T what with the whole manipulation and vindictive nature towards Candi as a love rival.
* BiTheWay: Trevor
* BlackAndNerdy: Jessica, who appears to be the most studious of the cast.
* BlandNameProduct: Welcome to Moonbucks!
** And Pearbee's.
* CanNotSpitItOut: Candi's life would probably be far less complicated if she could tell Alex and Linda to go die in a fire.
* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: Two of the cast members were suspended from school for the prank war they conducted against Linda. Early indications are that this is to be regarded as a bad thing.
* CatFight: Jon jokingly tries to instigate one between Candi and Rebecca, complete with MudWrestling. Mostly jokingly.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Candi's other arch-rival Rebecca. The mere mention of Candi's name is guaranteed to bring out the violent loon in her.
* ConflictBall: Hardly a week goes by without ''something'' going down, and there have been perhaps three instances over the course of the comic's run where characters have actually, permanently [[CharacterDevelopment learned anything from the resulting drama.]] [[NeverMyFault Trevor,]] [[ItsAllAboutMe Linda]], and [[ClingyJealousGirl Rebecca]] are particularly fond of The Ball.
* ContrivedCoincidence: Really, with all the zillions of porn sites out there, what are the odds of [[spoiler:Rebecca coming across the exact site where Jon is jerking off for his webcam, ''while he's doing it,'' and recognizing him by only his dick?]]
* CuteLittleFangs: Katia. No other character is drawn with her canines so pronounced. Though, given her status as GenkiGirl, it's likely intentional.
* DeathGlare: [[http://candicomics.com/d/20080827.html Man if looks could kill, not for a lack of trying on Candi's part.]]
* DefrostingIceQueen: Jessica.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Rebecca's boyfriend Jon; the reason she hates Candi is that since she and Jon are friends, she fears that he'll cheat on her. This makes her look even more jealous because WordOfGod is that Candi and Jon will never pair off.
* EmbarrassingNickname: Chris is fully aware that Candi's name is Candi, which is why he always calls her by the names of brand name candies.
* EthicalSlut: Several of the characters fit this mold. Most notably, Laura. Katia also seems to be heading this way, though to date she's only slept with Alex. She had zero angst about losing her virginity (but was annoyed that Linda lied about her and Alex being in an open relationship), and is fine with sleeping around and casual sex. At the same time, she realizes that certain relationship permutations cause drama, and is quickly learning to avoid that.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Jon's crush on Candi. Everyone except Candi, that is.
** Or she can see it just fine but ignores it.
* EvilOldFolks: Alex's grandmother is a short-tempered, vindictive, ''mean'' little woman who hates Linda because she's "an American whore". She invites herself over to Alex's apartment and promptly insults Linda to her face (albeit in Spanish). When Linda storms out and Alex follows, Abuela goes through his roommates' private property looking for a way to bust things up and get Alex back with that nice pink-haired girl who'll smile like an idiot while Alex alley-cats around like a wife should.[[note]]Like most of the comic's characters, Abuela is based on someone the author actually knows - the grandmother of the real-life inspiration for Alex.[[/note]]
* EvilRedHead: Rebecca, though she isn't so much evil, more like just a bitch. Though her brother Matt seems to be a nice guy.
* EvilTeacher: Candi's art teacher, Professor Fitzgibbons, who routinely gives her a lower-than-expected mark for turning out sub-par (by which he means [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible easily understandable]]) artwork.
** He does get a nice bit of CharacterDevelopment as a teacher in [[http://www.candicomics.com/d/20100405.html an early 2010 strip]], in which he [[spoiler:finally gave Candi a good grade for her painting (which, as before, had a very obvious meaning), and then explained to her that her work is good, but she must become willing to try other approaches to art if she ever wants to grow as an artist]].
* EyeBeams: looks like the ferret isn't the only one with powers....
* FemaleMisogynist: Alex's Abuela. She thinks a woman's job is to stay at home while her husband works to provide for her, and she thinks Alex should keep a nice girl at home while he sleeps around. She also repeatedly calls Linda a whore ''while she's in the room.''
* FriendsWithBenefits: Tried by several characters, but it eventually gets too complicated.
* GenkiGirl: Katia.
* TheIngenue: Katia - though she's aware of this and is looking forward to shaking the label.
* InterspeciesRomance: How in the hell do a ferret and a squirrel produce offspring?
* ItsAllAboutMe: Trevor, who's pretty much of a spoiled rich kid. He's getting better though.
** Alex very rarely thinks about anyone other than himself. Unlike Trevor, however, he is clearly not getting any better and refuses to admit he even has a problem with this.
** Linda has issues with this as well. She can't seem to comprehend that her repeated infidelities have consequences beyond herself. Bianca finally hits her with a clue-by-four when she points out that when Alex finds out about her latest affair, she and Nathan will be out on the street.
* JerkAss: One of the many interpretations of Alex's character, a view held by his peers and viewers of the comic alike.
* JerkJock: Subverted with Chris, who is the star quarterback and has an ongoing quarrel with Candi. Turns out that quarrel is really more a lot of teasing and banter and Chris, while shallow, is actually a pretty okay guy.
* LegoGenetics: Rebecca is horrified that Menjou (a ferret) and Coco (her pet squirrel) are having a brood of super-mutant offspring.
* LifeEmbellished: College life, plus superpowered small mammals.
* ManipulativeBitch: Linda, who deliberately sets out to break up Alex and Candi, initially because she thinks Candi would be better off without him. However, she falls for him in the process and eventually dates him behind Candi's back. And she is utterly unrepentant. She doesn't even understand why her (former) roommates are pissed at her (they all knew what she was up to before Candi did).
** Later she convinces Katia that she's in an "open relationship" with Alex, after Katia walks in on her making out with his roommate Nathan. A move which later backfires on her in a big way...
* TheMeanBrit: Trevor can be a bit of a JerkAss now and then. Though it's pretty easy to forget that Trevor's from England considering it was pretty much only mentioned in the defunct cast page, and referred to only when he said "oy" instead of "hey"
** And at one point he was refered to as, "Brit boy" by Jesse during spring break.
* {{Meganekko}}: Candi, [[http://candicomics.com/d/20100420.html in her glasses.]]
* PerverseSexualLust: Candi suffers from this BIG TIME when it comes to anime guys.
* RacistGrandma: An unusual example because Alex's Cuban grandmother is bigoted against Americans... ''and she lives in America.''
* RagingStiffie: Something pops up while Candi is straddling Jon, much to her chagrin. Doesn't help that she was already pissed at him for shoving her in the bushes to avoid conflict with Rebecca.
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: Alex's Cuban grandmother (known only as Abuela), to the ''extreme.'' See the EvilOldFolks entry. The day after that, Alex takes her out to eat and she spends the meal insulting the food, the service, the waitress's weight, and generally doing her best to make everyone around her miserable.
* SelectiveObliviousness: Candi's ex, Alex, had to have it explained to him that his wanting to be friends with her while maintaining a relationship with her rival Linda was a bad idea. Even after having this spelled out, he thinks it'll work if Candi and Linda would just be reasonable.
** And now we have Candi, regarding Jon's feelings towards her.
* ShipTease: The artist in the past hasn't been above teasing the Candi/Jon shippers despite apparently saying this will never happen.
** There's a little bit with Candi and Chris as well, despite the fuck-buddy thing Chris has going with Jess.
* ShoutOut: [[Franchise/SailorMoon Usagi, Minako, Rei and Makoto]] appear in the [[http://cdn.candicomics.com/comics/20110922.jpg first panel of this strip.]]
* StatuesqueStunner: Bianca is a professional model. She is also nearly a head taller than her fiancÚ Michael.
* StraightGay: Matt
* TactfulTranslation: Alex has to do this when his grandmother calls Linda a fat, homewrecking whore in Spanish. Subverted because Nate is also fluent in Spanish, and translates for Linda accurately. Linda is not pleased, to say the least.
* TooMuchInformation: Candi's reaction to finding out that Jon and Rebecca haven't spent "quality time" together recently.
* WeaselMascot: Menjou, the telepathic ferret; the strip's B plot involves his ongoing battle with the campus squirrels, and his eventual romance with one of them.
* WebcomicTime: It's been six years and Candi only ''just'' finished her freshman year. The artist at least was merciful enough to skip over summer vacation.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: Candi is a [[TwoferTokenMinority multi-racial]] art student, just like Starline Hodge.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Candi herself has pink hair while her rival Linda has dark blue hair.
** Trevor's dad has blue-purple hair, and the artist has said that she's unsure if Trevor's bangs are natural or not.
* YouNeedToGetLaid: Candi starts getting this while stuck on an art project, [[spoiler: and it doesn't help that Linda's already stolen her boyfriend.]]
** [[http://candicomics.com/d/20091127.html Case in point.]] (And it just gets worse.)
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