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''Carpe Diem'' is an anthropomorphic webcomic created by Graveyard Greg and Redkam. The story is a gay-themed serialized drama concerning the daily lives of a circle of young adult friends at a gymnasium and at their homes. The title is from Latin CarpeDiem, which means “seize the day.” The comic’s primary target audience is the furry fandom. ''Carpe Diem'' is currently available at [[http://cdcomic.com/ CDComic.com]].

Graveyard Greg is the principal writer. The first four chapters are illustrated by Redkam, with two-thirds of the second chapter and four pages of the fourth chapter illustrated by Vince Suzukawa. Chapter five is illustrated by Kevin “Mitternacht” Wilcomb, with additional material illustrated by Sasuga. Chapter six is illustrated by Longtail, creator of Apollo 9, Coons, and Gemini Bright.

Colorists also play a very important part of this comic. After all, without them, it'd be in black and white. One such colorist is Katayama, who did some of the coloring in Chapter 2, and Shadow Wing, who colored some of Chapter 4, the bulk of Chapter 5, and Chapter 6.

Though the story is gay-themed, it does not contain much adult content, instead focusing mainly on issues of love, friendship and feelings. In this way, the story resembles a soap opera. The series seems to have gone on to become an OrphanedSeries sadly, due to some issues surrounding the comic such as a lack of artists and other factors. There are rumors of the possibility of the series being continued, however. But nothing concrete yet.
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This webcomic provides the following tropes:

* AbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder: Trent had hoped that he could just come back into Burt's life, but discovered that during his time away Burt had started a new relationship.
* AmicableExes: Despite them not dating, Burt and Trent are for the most part really friendly with each other. Likely due to them both still having feelings for each other.
* ArtShift: The comic is drawn by various artists.
* TheAtoner: Kevin
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Initially there seemed to be some vitriol between Burt and Kevin, but is soon shown that the two men are dating one another and are quite happy with each other.
* BigBeautifulMan: Burt and Rodney
* BiTheWay: Kevin
* BlindDate: This is how Rodney and Ken ended up coming together. Josh had decided it was time for his friend Rodney to get out and date so he set him up with Ken.
* CharacterDevelopment: Kevin is the most notable example so far.
* ChubbyChaser: Ken is quite attracted to Rodney and his physique, though he isn't solely attracted to chubby people. Kevin even made mention of Chubby Chasers earlier on in the story.
* EatingTheEyeCandy: Many of the characters in this series have had a tendency of eating up the eye candy that surrounds them. Ken even mentioned during one of his workouts with Keesha that he enjoys all the hot men, and Keesha mentioned how she felt the same. Except for her it was women.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: This is the same reason why Josh is MistakenForGay.
* {{Foreshadowing}}
* FatAndProud: Rodney is completely fine with the fact that he is overweight. In fact he finds that he looks attractive in his own way because of it. His boyfriend Ken seems to agree.
* FlowersOfRomance: Ken has on a few occasions brought flowers to Rodney.
* ForcefulKiss: Trent did this to Burt, who was far from pleased with him doing that. Especially since Burt had decided to stay with Kevin.
* GeekPhysiques: Rodney has this due to his life style of surfing the net for most of his days.
* InterspeciesRomance
* LoveTriangle: Kevin and Trent both want Burt. This would be an example of number three on the TriangRelations entry page.
* AManIsNotAVirgin: Averted. Josh is the only virgin in the cast, but he's not portrayed as a loser for it.
* MistakenForGay: Poor Josh. During the interlude, when Josh was telling Burt about how Ken hit on him, Burt said "Lemme guess another gay guy asked you out? That makes the third time this month, and you're not even tryin' to be a stud."
* NotUsingTheZedWord: Averted in the Halloween special.
* OffscreenBreakup: We are made well aware of the fact that Burt and Trent had broken up, but it is never fully shown on screen.
* SexWithTheEx: Trent attempts to do this with Burt, who is not too pleased with his attempt.
* SliceOfLife
* SmallNameBigEgo: Kevin starts off with having a large ego, which most of the other characters find annoying. As the plot progresses though, he gets better.
** Trent too has quite the ego on him. When he was younger he convinced a friend to pretend that the night club he was taking his brother to was only for adults. Trent did this to keep up the appearance that he could do anything in font of his brother.
* StraightGay: Burt, Ken, and Rodney. Trent is an arguable case, but he has many {{Camp}} mannerisms.

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