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[[http://conventionalwisdom.smackjeeves.com/ Conventional Wisdom]] is a webcomic by Simon Ladd about anime conventions. Part JournalComic, part LifeEmbellished, Conventional Wisdom chronicles the real life unreality of the convention world... with a healthy dose of [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter mascot characters]] thrown in for good measure.
!! ''Conventional Wisdom'' contains examples of:
* AbortedArc - A planned series of Digimon crossover comics was called off with only [[http://conventionalwisdom.smackjeeves.com/comics/1772259/random-digimon-cosplay-fun-vol-1/ two]] [[http://conventionalwisdom.smackjeeves.com/comics/1776477/random-digimon-cosplay-fun-vol-2/ pages]] finished (and one of those was only half done)
* AuthorAppeal - Digimon is one of the author's favorite anime. [[http://conventionalwisdom.smackjeeves.com/comics/1028741/otakon-09-page-11/ This]] [[http://conventionalwisdom.smackjeeves.com/comics/1029059/otakon-2010-page-16/ becomes]] [[http://conventionalwisdom.smackjeeves.com/comics/1029068/revenge-of-the-filler-arc-page-6/ obvious]] [[http://conventionalwisdom.smackjeeves.com/comics/1664253/stupid-digimon-meme-time-1/ very]] [[http://conventionalwisdom.smackjeeves.com/comics/1668783/stupid-digimon-meme-time-2/ quickly]].
** ''ShinryakuIkaMusume'' also turns up [[http://conventionalwisdom.smackjeeves.com/comics/1802519/intervention-2013-page-1/ quite]] [[http://conventionalwisdom.smackjeeves.com/comics/1724243/crazy-crossover-tiem-page-2/ a]] [[http://conventionalwisdom.smackjeeves.com/comics/1515249/its-filler-time-page-1/ bit]].
* AuthorAvatar - "The Cartoonist"
* Cosplay - It's about anime conventions. Of COURSE there's cosplay.
* CreatorBreakdown - Zilch: The Mascot of Dazed Confusion seems to be the physical embodiment of these.
** The [[http://conventionalwisdom.smackjeeves.com/comics/1797092/intervention2013-aug-23rd-25th/ Intervention 2013]] depicts one via MadnessMantra.
* Crossdresser - It's an anime convention, gender confusion is an everyday occurrence. (Available in both [[CreepyCrossdresser Creepy]] and [[WholesomeCrossdresser Wholesome]] varieties)
* Filler - Every week without actual convention coverage gets a filler comic.
* LimitedWardrobe - While The Cartoonist is often seen cosplaying, his "every day" attire is limited to the "LOGO" T-shirt.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot - That's the whole point, right?
* SelfDeprecation - ALL THE TIME.
* SeriesMascot - There's a whole cast of mascot characters, though Scribbles seems to reign as mascot of the series as a whole.
* SuddenDownerEnding - The last page of the [[http://conventionalwisdom.smackjeeves.com/comics/1802534/intervention-2013-page-16/ Intervention 2013 update]].
* WriteWhoYouKNow - Being based on real life, the overwhelming majority of secondary characters are real people.