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[[caption-width-right:350:From L-R: [[AllMenArePerverts Tyler]], [[BrainsAndBondage Clarice]], [[{{Meganekko}} Maureen]], [[NeverBareheaded Jameson]], [[BuxomIsBetter Jamie]], [[DrunkenMaster Hazel]], and [[NonHumanSidekick McPedro]].]]

''[[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/ Girls with Slingshots]]'' is a MundaneFantastic webcomic by Danielle Corsetto about the lives of [[HeterosexualLifePartners Hazel and Jamie]], their [[NonHumanSidekick talking cacti]], and their friends. The strip takes a lot of its humor from switching the standard gender arrangement of common sex comedy tropes.

The name appears to come from [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws84/ a rather strong drink]], though the artist has offered an alternative explanation: she gets lots of requests to draw pictures girls with guns, but is so bad at drawing guns that she hast to settle for slingshots instead.

It's connected to the Webcomic/{{Walkyverse}} by way of Candy's friendship with Davan of ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' and the mutual offspring of Sprinkles and Choo-Choo Bear, one of whom became the pet of Leslie from ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}''.

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!!''Girls with Slingshots'' contains examples of:

* FiveFiveFive: Poor Jim is given such a number [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1252/ by a girl]].
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Masturbation is treated as a casual, fact of life topic. Not that any of the characters are willing to discuss the topic with their mothers, which is the source of a RunningGag with Hazel's mom mistaking various toys as "back-massagers".
* AccidentalUnfortunateGesture: Hazel and Jamie imagine how Chris the Pirate attempting [=ASL=] could [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-883/ go horribly wrong]].
* ActuallyIAmHim: Hazel sends Erin to spy on Jamie and her "new boyfriend"... when Jamie's actually [[spoiler:starting a lesbian relationship with Erin]].
* {{Adorkable}}: [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws565/ Zach]], Joshua and Tucker.
* TheAlcoholic: Hazel, a petite woman, is to the [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1141/ point]] of showing no signs of intoxication until her ''ninth'' beer. PlayedForLaughs, big time.
-->'''Hazel:''' I'm a high-functioning drunk, Clarice. You know that.\\
'''Clarice:''' Yeah, but I've been counting bottles and you've crossed your faux-sober threshold.\\
'''Hazel:''' ''Eight''? Holy shit, I leveled up!
* AllGirlsLikePonies: Referenced in [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws452/ this strip.]]
* AllMenArePerverts: Jamie gets pretty much everything she wants from strange men, thanks to her endowments. When she covers them up, she is shocked that drinks suddenly [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws290/ cost more]]. Played creepily straight by every male customer of the porn store.
** Tyler is already a pervert, despite not even having made it to puberty yet. Later, it's revealed that neither he nor his mother actually knows what sex is.
** Hazel assumes what Zach wants when he [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws236/ offers to drive her home]].
* AllWomenAreLustful:
** Let's just say that when all the [[ADateWithRosiePalms AA batteries]] disappear, a mob of women are seen wandering the streets as though society had collapsed.
** [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1204/ It's started]].
--->[[WordOfGod "This is about as close to post-apocalyptic storyline as you're ever gonna get from me."]]
* AltText: Starts with [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1054/ strip 1054.]]
* AnatomicallyImpossibleSex: Angel believes that [[spoiler: if two women are having sex, they can't get [=STDs=].]] [[TooDumbToLive Wow.]] Recent events show that she realized [[spoiler: [[TemptingFate a bit too late]]]] that she was wrong.
* AnythingThatMoves: [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws689/ Zach's past]].
* ArtEvolution: Over time, the art style has become more stylized and loose.
* ArtisticLicenseAnimalCare: Hazel's attempt to put Sprinkles on a diet of "hippie food", which doesn't go well, leading into...
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Apparently, Zach's mom is skilled enough [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws736/ to make Sprinkle's farts smell like vanilla sandalwood]].
* {{Asexuality}}: Erin, Jamie's girlfriend. The issues it causes makes this one of the few comics to tackle the difference between sexuality and romance.
* AuthorAvatar: Played with. Corsetto herself admits that she has a lot in common with Hazel, in fact Hazel's birthday is the day before Corsetto's.
* BarSlide: Taken to extremes in [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws563/ this strip]].
* TheBartender: Angel. Also Jameson (even if he's actually a barista).
* BestialityIsDepraved: A one-off character named Joshua [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws418/ describes how his ex-girlfriend was cheating on him with his best friend]].
* BetaCouple: Jameson and Maureen become the stable background couple after they get married.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Jamie is sweet and kind until you [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws168/ mess with one of her friends]].
* BiggerIsBetterInBed: Hazel has "length" and "girth" requirements for a man.
* BilingualBonus: A rare [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-879/ sign-language one]].[[labelnote:Translation]]"My Valentine"[[/labelnote]]
* BillBillJunkBill: With [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws436/ email]].
* BlackComedyRape: See DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale. This may be the only webcomic where an attempted rape can end with a punch line, and people are willing to roll with it.
* BlatantLies: Darren tells Chris he doesn't own a computer as he [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-856/ hides his laptop down his pants.]]
* BlowingSmokeRings: Jamie's bubble pipe blows heart-shaped bubbles.
* BrainsAndBondage: Clarice, one of the more intelligent members of the cast, is a dominatrix. But she dreams of being a librarian.
* BrickJoke: The wedding arc pulls obscure comments from earlier strips and turns them into punchlines. Jameson's remaining hair makes him look like a clown? [[spoiler: His parents are clowns.]] Candy wanted to marry Jameson with as many things as possible made from baby seal leather just to offend Maureen the vegan? [[spoiler: She replaces the wedding rings with "100% Baby Seal Leather" rings. The rest of the cast is ''not'' amused.]]
** Also, [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1243/ this minor arc]] helped pave the way [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1612/ for Vincent's entrance]] nearly 400 strips later.
* BubblePipe: Jamie has one when she's a "Romance Detective."
* BurgerFool: Thea's job as a wiener snack seller, complete with humiliating hat.
* ButchLesbian[=/=]LipstickLesbian: Jamie's ComingOutStory arc had her visiting a gay bar full of {{Butch Lesbian}}s. She ends up going home with LipstickLesbian Thea instead, and eventually decides she likes her girls girly.
** Most of the major gay/bisexual girls are {{Lipstick Lesbian}}s. Even Mimi is more ShortTank than she is butch.
* ButtMonkey: Tucker, Thea (until they got better), poor Vincent, and Hazel (although in her case most of the time she [[IdiotBall brings it into herself]]).
* BuxomIsBetter: Jamie, all the way.
-->'''Maureen:''' Jamie, your breasts are...legendary.\\
'''Jamie:''' You can say it twice. I consider them each a separate legend.
* CampGay: Darren, all the way, with a heaping helping of HaveIMentionedIAmGay. The rest of the gay cast are, by comparison, StraightGay.
* TheCasanova: Zach, who is arguably a trope subversion as he considers the three hundred women whom he has serviced as a gift to the community. Prior to hooking up with Hazel, he gave virgins a good first time and helped service the elderly to make them feel loved again.
** ChivalrousPervert
* CastOfSnowflakes: A variety of female (and male) characters with simple but wildly varying body shapes and faces. Even when they dress up as each other for Halloween, it's still possible to tell which character is which.
* CatsAreMean: [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/sp-thanksgiving-guest-strip/ Discussed and then subverted]].
-->'''Hazel''': Cats only have two emotions -- "feed me" and "fuck you."
* CharacterDevelopment: Chris started out as a compulsive exaggerator who was universally known for wearing an eye-patch, but becomes a solid recurring character. One strip also [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on this trope when no one recognizes Chris until he puts on his eye patch, which he no longer actually needs. He remarks that he knows what his only distinctive characteristic is. It turns out he has another one, but he works pretty hard to keep that one under wraps.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws227/ Hazel in this strip]].
** And Jaimie in [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1795/ this one.]]
* ContrivedCoincidence: When Clarice goes to ask Hazel's mom for a job at the library, they're having a going away party for a librarian that is leaving her job. Lampshaded by Clarice and by the author in the AltText, where she just admits she couldn't think of something better to write.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Jamie makes Tyler [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1210/ dress as a fairy and return all the batteries he stole]].
* CoolOldLady: Hazel's neighbor who has upstaged and hijacked her parties more than once.
** [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1685/ Mara Doddridge,]] one of Clarice's favorite poets. Also of note, the author's grandma as well.
* CrashIntoHello: [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1082/ How Thea and Mimi meet]].
* {{Crossover}}: [[SomethingPositive Davan]] attended Maureen and Jamison's wedding, and recently Sprinkles gave birth to Choo-Choo Bear's babies, one of whom went to [[Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}} Leslie and Robin.]]
** A breakdown of the cats and their crossovers is included in [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/photos/1365747017-gueststrip-randymilholland.png this strip]].
* TheCutie: Jamie. Mimi makes a good case for herself too.
* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: Hazel freaks that her comment was [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws243/ supposed to be "inner dialogue."]]
** She also slips and refers to Maureen as "Blog Bitch" to her boyfriend. He's understandably [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws92/ furious]].
* DidTheEarthMoveForYouToo: Played with in [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws464/ this strip.]]
* DidYouJustHaveSex: [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws432/ Hazel get laid?]] [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws631/ Hazel get laid!]].
* DirtyOldWoman: [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws623/ Hazel's neighbor]], who has ordered strippers and had to have her stomach pumped after a wild party.
* DisabledLoveInterest: Chris and Melody, although it is played very well and the relationship is fleshed out and realistic.
* DisabilitySuperpower: Do not question the [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws795/ Daredeviless]].
* TheDiseaseThatShallNotBeNamed: Played with. Thea catches a STD from fooling around with Angel. [[spoiler:[[FelonyMisdemeanor It's just Restless Leg Syndrome.]]]]
* DistractedByTheSexy: Hazel [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1114/ uses it on Zach]].
** And earlier, we get a seldom-seen [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws640/ inversion]].
** Jameson [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws747/ has fallen victim to this]] a few times.
* DitzyGenius: Despite being rather [[ManChild immature]], Hazel is an extremely talented writer and [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1243/ apparently took accelerated calculus]].
** Although Vincent claims to have given her a lot of help with her calculus homework and implied that she wasn't very good at it.
* DoggedNiceGuy: In three flavors: The embittered Jim, the good-intentioned but clueless Tucker, and the more mature Vincent towards Hazel.
* DopeSlap: Jameson [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws503/ gets one]].
* DoubleStandard/ DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Discussed and ultimately condemned. Even though Candy tried to rape Chris, Jamie seems horrified at the idea of him [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws270/ macing a girl]]. However, this was more a demonstration of the gut reaction many people would have; two strips later Jamie defends him from the possibility of Candy macing ''him'', pointing out that it should only be used for self-defence, which makes her feelings clear. Meanwhile Hazel's (and initially Jameson's) reactions are more to do with their views on sex (way to miss the point, Hazel), though Hazel later pinpoints Candy as not a feminist but a straight-up misandrist.
* DragQueen: Darren
* DressesTheSame: Thea at [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1172/ Mimi's party]]. For bonus awkwardness, it's the same top as her girlfriend's ''mother''.
* DrunkenMaster: Hazel is an amazing writer when she's drunk. Her publisher even tells her straight-up that she doesn't have to read an article to know it's quality as long as she knows Hazel wrote it drunk.
* EngineeredPublicConfession: Jamie nails Hazel with an intercom, letting [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws148/ Jameson know her nasty thoughts about his girlfriend]].
* EntitledToHaveYou: Corsetto's angle for Jim's portrayal.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Jamie, who eventually decides that she wants the girls too. [[spoiler:But only from the waist up.]]
* EverybodyKnewAlready: Subverted - with Jamie "discovering" that Thea and Angel aren't just [[UnusualEuphemism "playing board games"]]. Only to discover on her "proof" video that [[spoiler:it wasn't Thea with Angel on the tape]].
* TheFaceless: Tyler's mother, whose face is always [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws523/ covered by her speech bubbles]].
* FakeBuzz: You'd think a high-functioning alcoholic like Hazel would be able to tell Fiona's flask was [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1294/ full of water.]]
** The point was that Hazel was [[StupidSexyFlanders so uncomfortable around her]] that she'd accept any excuse to feel less weird even if it was patently false.
* FalseReassurance: Pulled off in the AltText [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1061/ here]].
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Candy. Candy Candy Candy. A rotten bitch to pretty much everyone, but she's an old friend of Jameson's, so they kind of have to put up with her when Jameson decides to bring her along. Then she pulled that stunt at Jameson's wedding, and Jameson woke up to the fact that "Hey wait, ''I'' don't really like Candy either." She and Clarice are still on friendly terms though.
** Hazel starts to drift towards this territory occasionally, such as when she was threatening to drown all of the kittens just to get rid of them, leading Jamie to wonder "how are we friends?" However, she still seems to be in high standing with the rest of the cast.
* GagBoobs: [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws352/ Jamie]]. There's more to her than that, of course...
-->'''Hazel:''' ... But I asked twenty people the first word they thought of when they think of you, and ''all'' of them said "boobs". Even YourMom, who added that the ''second'' word she thinks of is "boobs".
* GargleBlaster: The titular slingshot.
* GenderBlenderName: Hazel mistakes [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws696/ Jamie's girlfriend Erin]] for a man named Aaron.
** Which makes panel three [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1367/ here]] something of a BrickJoke.
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws723/ So hot it causes spontaneous combustion.]]
** While it didn't go quite so far, [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws503/ it's not the first time]] someone got DistractedByTheSexy when talking to Jamie about her sex life.
* GoneHorriblyRight: Tucker was trying to get Clarice's attention. Boy, [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1219/ did he get it]].
* {{Gonk}}: [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws864/ The Bearded Lady Fetishist that followed Darren home.]]
* GoodAngelBadAngel:
** We see Thea's [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1178/ here]].
** ... and Hazel's [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1662/ here]]. The good one has been led astray by the company she keeps.
** Later [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1782/ Grown-up Hazel]] shows up.
** ... and Clarice's [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1755/ here]]. The good one is dressed just as sexily as the evil one, only in white (AltText: "OF COURSE Clarice's angel would have a white corset"), and seems to be ganging up on Clarice with the evil one.
* GrammarNazi:
** Maureen [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-849/ cuts Jameson off]] over a grammar mistake.
** Thea corrects one of Hazel's [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1315/ speech bubbles]].
* GroinAttack: Candy jokingly suggests Clarice do this when meeting men to see if they are into [=BDSM=]. [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1359/ Clarice momentarily considers it]].
* HaHaHaNo: How Hazel [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1862/ gets turned down]] by the landlord of the apartment of her dreams.
* HalloweenCosplay: One year, the characters in-strip go the route of pop culture, dressing as [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws188/ Ghostbusters and Smurfs]] at Halloween. The next year, all the female characters dress as each other. [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws355/ This ends about as well as one might expect.]] [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-811/ The year after that]], they dress as [[MemeticMutation internet phenomena]], including RickAstley, WebAnimation/HomestarRunner, Two Girls One Cup, and more.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Hazel and Jamie have a bad habit of waking up unable to remember the night before. While the other female characters all drink, it is guaranteed that Hazel (and most likely Jamie) will go overboard.
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: Hazel has had to remind people of her hetero-ness more than once, especially in earlier strips when she isn't getting any.
* HehHehYouSaidX: [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws264/ Jamie enjoys this type of humor.]]
** [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1152/ hee hee, come]].
* HopelessWithTech: One of Hazel's many bizarre cognitive gaps is that she doesn't understand the internet at all, especially social media. She seems to think Facebook is imaginary, forgets that email exists for months at a time, and doesn't realise that writing for a digital magazine means that people will be able to find, read and review her work online.
** CharacterizationMarchesOn / EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: During one of the first arcs of the series, Hazel won a blogging contest she'd entered for kicks and giggles.
* HotLibrarian: Averted in Clarice, who tells everyone that she's a librarian when in reality, she is a porn-store clerk moonlighting as a dominatrix. She eventually gets to realize her dream.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: While not exactly a hooker (just a porn store clerk and dominatrix for hire), Clarice, since we see her longing for affection.
* HulkSpeak: [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws432/ This strip]].
* HypocriticalHumor: After insisting that they couldn't sell a cat food that wasn't nutritious, Hazel [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws731/ buys Twinkies]].
* IdealizedSex: Mostly averted, except [[RuleOfFunny when it's funny.]] One strip even has [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1328/ Mimi explaining the ways lesbians protect themselves during sex]], and before that there was an entire storyline about what happens if you don't.
-->'''Mimi:''' Uh... If oral and fingering are things only lesbians do, then I feel ''really'' bad for you straight people.\\
'''Hazel:''' Oh, wait... ''oh''.\\
'''AltText:''' This is that moment where Hazel goes 'How do I not have a billion STDs.'
* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: Jamie. She even forgoes using a coat in the winter because she can't function without the attention.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: Hazel needs one at the end of [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1137-2/ this strip]].
* IWantGrandkids: Both Hazel and Zach's mothers. His [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws630/ much more so]].
* ITasteDelicious: Hazel and Maureen get a moment of this after they get into a fight and spray each other with root beer.
* IfJesusThenAliens: [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws667/ Bizarre form]].
* ImagineSpot: What Clarice would ''really'' like to do to [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws442/ bad customers]].
* IncompatibleOrientation: Angel has trouble finding girls who aren't straight... Jim has trouble finding girls who are.
** Jamie and Erin are mutually disinterested-- Jamie isn't into girls sexually, Erin is just plain asexual. Their relationship gets kind of shaky when Jamie has to deal with sexual frustration, and neither one is into the [[IfItsYouItsOkay obvious solution]].
* IndulgentFantasySegue: The Revenge of the [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws442/ Porn Store Queen]].
* InformedAbility: According to everyone who sees her photos, Jamie is a really amazing photographer. However, the audience hardly sees any of her work and what little glimpse we get by way of the background of her gallery show appears to be nothing more than some pedestrian pictures of flowers -not exactly the stuff of solo gallery openings (though the fact the gallery showing Jamie's work is apparently out of touch with the rest of the art world and hasn't had an opening in decades might count as a lampshading of this trope).
* InnocentInaccurate: Oddly enough, with a [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws516/ grown woman]].
* InnocentInnuendo: Jamie assumes when Thea says she's going to clean Angel's carpet that she's talking about lesbian sex. Thea is actually cleaning the carpet in Angel's car from when she vomited the night before.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: Hazel's not good with lesbians. Or remembering things that mean something to her boyfriend. She eventually gets called on this.
* InsistentTerminology: Clarice is a ''librarian'' working at a ''book store''.
** The men are starting a ''Guys''' Club, not a Boys' Club.
* InstantWebHit: Jamie's [[spoiler: [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1365/ "I Just want somebody to Ravage me"]] outburst]].
* {{Irony}}: [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1750/ Tucker giving relationship advice to Clarice]].
* {{Jerkass}}: ''Candy''. Hazel has her moments of this.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Hazel mostly acts immature, selfish and mean. But when push comes to shove she's there for her friends (usually kicking and screaming about it).
** She [[spoiler: enters and wins a blog contest]] just to keep [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws174/ Maureen and Candy from fighting more]].
* {{Joisey}}: Various cities and towns in New Jersey are mentioned as being close by. It seems to take place in the New Brunswick[[note]]Not the province[[/note]] area. When Hazel goes to the BigApplesauce she takes the train. The writer is probably a local.
* KarmaHoudini: [[JerkAss Candy]] tried to rape Chris. Everyone's response? Get her a job as a dominatrix so that she has a healthy outlet.
** She finally gets her comeuppance for everything--after her [[MoralEventHorizon prank at the wedding]], the entire group turned their backs on her. She hasn't appeared in the strip since...unless you count some stuttering steps toward redemption in crossover strips from SomethingPositive. She eventually reappeared, greatly alarming Jameson. The way he acted, you'd think he was the one she tried to rape (although it's possible the entire attempted date rape has entered CanonDiscontinuity since none of the characters ever mention it even when mention other bad things Candy's done.
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: Poor [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-902/ Thea]].
* LethalChef: Hazel can start a fire boiling water. Protip: Don't do it in a cast-iron skillet ''in the microwave''.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
* LOLCats: Hazel's "special" cat is shown to think in [[YouNoTakeCandle LOLspeak]].
* MagicRealism: RuleOfFun often brings this into effect, such as with the laser tag game that makes your clothes disappear. The presence of talking house plants presents a RunningGag as cast members are seen conversing with the plants for the first time. They're always ''very'' relieved to find out they're not the only ones that have been hearing the plants talk.
* {{Malaproper}}: Chris can't keep his sexual innuendos [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1236/ straight.]]
* MaleGaze: [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1290/ Jamie's sister, Fiona,]] is able to induce this even in ''[[EvenTheGirlsWantHer Hazel]]''.
* MarshmallowHell: Jamie's ...[[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail tracts of land]] are so large that her poor [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws443/ kitten frequently ends up lost in her cleavage.]] One strip, however, [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws638/ implies that in a former life]], the kitten was a soldier who died a virgin, so in a way, he's getting his wish. He also wanted to come back as a kitten. If that soldier ''is'' that kitten, I'd call this a definite [[EarnYourHappyEnding hero's reward.]]
* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: Scott [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws100/ had a tendency towards this]].
* MaternallyChallenged: [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws612/ Hazel]] is terrified of kids. She can't even figure out [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws614/ how to hold one.]]
* MeatVersusVeggies: Candy Versus Maureen.
* {{Meganekko}}: Maureen.
* MediumAwareness: [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws471/ Here.]]
* MoodWhipLash: When things get too serious always expect a throwaway gag to attempt to lighten the mood, one example is when [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1424/ Zach breaks up with Hazel]].
* MsFanservice: Jamie and her younger sister Fiona.
* MyBiologicalClockIsTicking: Hazel's ovaries [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws379/ start talking to her]]. She resists them at every turn, even threatening to cut them out and sell them if they don't shut up.
* MyBreastsAreDownHere: Jamie sums it up [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws219/ perfectly]].
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Hazel's trip to the nude beach and Strip Scrabble.
* NerdsAreVirgins: Played straight with Joshua, who [[spoiler: until Clarice]] admits never being in a relationship before.
* NeverBareheaded: Jameson is never seen without his bandana. When the girls decide to find out what's underneath it, they find ''another'' bandana. Maureen even says he wears it to bed and during sex. [[spoiler:When they finally do get it off of him, they find out he's hiding an embarrassing balding pattern]].
* NiceHat: Jamie's [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1053/ bear hat]].
* NoFourthWall: Often and explicitly.
* NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization: [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws524/ discussed]].
* NoodleIncident: "[[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-973/ Best ER story ever.]]"
* NonHumanSidekick: [=McPedro=],the talking [[{{Scotireland}} Scirish]] cactus. [=McPedro=]'s mustache is, in turn, a NonHumanSidekick himself, as he runs away from [=McPedro=] and [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws540/ travels the world.]] And ''he's'' French. [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot And gay!]]
* TheNudifier: [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws770/ Lasers]] that remove your clothes, and [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws774/ save them for later]], used in playing [[StripPoker Strip Laser Tag]].
* OhCrap: The reaction of pretty much everyone (in-universe and outside) of Hazels reaction [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/index.php?id=1828 here]].
* OneOfTheBoys: Hazel, to the point where she hangs out with the guys during the bachelor party and is repeatedly mentioned as actually being the guy in her relationship (including shallowness and refusal to think about the "future" beyond lovemaking).
* OnlySixFaces: Lampshaded [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws349/ when Clarice and Maureen are undecided on their costumes for Halloween]].
* PaintingTheMedium: "[[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws485/ I've never seen so many stars come out of one woman's crotch!]]"
* PinkElephants: The mysterious flask from the wedding produces this.
-->'''Jamie''': What the hell was in that flask?\\
'''Hazel''': I dunno. Sammy said it was "special alcohol."\\
'''Jamie''': Sammy?\\
'''Hazel''': Yeah, Sammy the one-eyed talking platypus.\\
'''Jamie''': WHAT THE HELL WAS IN THAT FLASK?
* PoisonousFriend: Candy, to Jameson. She tells herself that her vitriolic attempts to sabotage his relationship with Maureen are just harmless pranks that Maureen is too sensitive to appreciate, until finally she pushes Jameson to the breaking point at the wedding.
* PrinceCharmingWannabe: Jim doesn't get that his romantic gestures come off as creepy.
* PunnyName:
** [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws459/ Tweeney Sodd]], who eventually robs Jameson of his remaining tuft of hair.
** Melody, who is deaf.
* ReallyGetsAround: [[TheBartender Angel]] has apparently slept with just about every lesbian in the area.
* RealWomenDontWearDresses: Hazel doesn't like dressing in "girly" clothes. She panics when Jamie takes her lingerie shopping - in her own words, she doesn't wear lingerie, she wears ''underwear''.
* RuleSixtyThree: Done by the artist herself! [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/dudes-with-slingshots/ She thinks boy-type Jamie is very cute.]]
* {{Scotireland}}: [=McPedro=]'s accent is supposed to be Irish, but he speaks stereotypical Scottish.[[FridgeBrilliance This may be due to his existence as a drunken delusion of Hazel's]], although he later points it out [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws331/ and refers to his accent as "Scirish."]]
* SelectiveObliviousness: Hazel can't seem to grasp that lesbian sex isn't limited to strap-ons.
* SeriousBusiness: Batteries have gone missing? [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1206/ This looks like a job for...]]
-->'''Hazel:''' The Romance Detective? Really?\\
'''Jamie:''' If this isn't a crime against romance, I don't know what is.
* SexSells: Used [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws40/ very early on]].
* SharedUniverse: With ''SomethingPositive'' (and by extension, ''PunchAnPie''). And by extension of those, with ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'' (the mascot kitties of SomethingPositive and GirlsWithSlingshots had a litter, one of the kittens is adopted by Leslie in Shortpacked.)
** Also, Robyn from ''Webcomic/AllNewIssues'' is apparently Hazel's cousin.
* ShipSinking: Hammered home when Angel not only screws someone else behind Thea's back, but tells Thea they were never in a real relationship to begin with. ''Ouch.''
* ShoutOut: Possibly unintentional, but both of Thea's romantic interests have had the same name as a character from {{RENT}}.
** One in poor taste in a [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/guest-comic-by-dave-barrack/ guest comic.]]
* ShrinkingViolet: Maureen.
* SilentSnarker: [[TheSpeechless Melody.]]
* [[SoMyKidsCanWatch So My Mom Can Read]]: As the AltText for [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1259/ this strip puts it]], "I really want to do a 'Day in the Life of Clarice' storyline, but I think my mom would stop reading."
* TheSpeechless: Maureen's sister, who is deaf. She can still sign and text people, though.
* SpitTake: When Jamie tells Hazel she [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws535/ slept with her boss.]]
* StalkerWithACrush: Jamie's [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws273/ secret admirer]].
* STDImmunity: Averted with Angel and Thea, where the latter picks up a scorching case of [[spoiler:restless leg syndrome.]]
* StealthPun: [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-810/ They don't get it.]]
** [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws31/ The graphing calculator has]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Function_(mathematics) functions.]]
** Hazel fails to complete an obvious pun about lesbians and, ahem, [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1034/ felines]].
* StrawVegetarian: Maureen gets ill at the ''mention'' of eating meat.
* StripPoker: [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws238/ Strip Scrabble]] and then later [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws770/ Strip Laser Tag]], complete with [[TheNudifier lasers that remove your clothes]].
* TechnicalVirgin: Jamie, despite having several dates that had "happy endings," has never gone all the way. She seems to believe as long as she has an intact hymen she counts as one since she had (implied disastrous) sex with her girlfriend Erin before she left for England but mentioned later when Hazel had an STD scare that she was still a virgin.
* TheTalk: Hazel and Clairce give it to not only Tyler but also his mother when they discover neither knows where babies come from.
* ThatCameOutWrong: Thea's boss at the roller-rink has a ''really'' bad habit of [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1079/ throwing these out there]], given their job... and his name.
* ThrowTheDogABone: Tucker scoring with hottie, Fiona.
* TokenMinorityCouple: A story arc built around subverting Type B: the two lesbians in the regular cast finally meet, with a long buildup to their first date...only to find that they have nothing in common. They do have a lengthy friendship with benefits, though.
* TooDumbToLive:
** Several different characters have had their moments, Angel's belief that lesbians cannot give each other [=STDs=] probably qualifies.
** Hazel. Really, without her mom and her friends to run damage control on her constant poor decisions she may very well have been dead by now. She certainly would have been broke, jobless and homeless.
*** [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1863/ How she set on fire the kitchen of her old apartment]] deserves special mention.
* TooKinkyToTorture: Threatening to beat a dominatrix has no effect except her [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws752/ admiring your weapon]].
* UmbrellaDrink: Because even a GargleBlaster tastes better with umbrellas.
-->[[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws84/ "Everything tastes better with an umbrella."]]
* TheUnfairSex: Avoided with the crisis in Hazel and Zach's relationship, in which Hazel is clearly portrayed as being mostly to blame.
** And it was discussed earlier [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws346/ when giving advice to]] DoggedNiceGuy Jim about lavishing attention on a woman prior to dating, particularly the last panel.
* UnnecessaryMakeover: InUniverse. [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws362/ Maureen]], after sex-toy-purveyor Clarice questions her ability to be sexy. Somewhat averted as the makeover doesn't take, and it is specifically stated that the makeover took away what made her sexy in the first place.
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Hazel's at least close, especially early on. She often crosses the line from DeadpanSnarker into just plain being a jerk, and she's also pretty selfish, and this usually appears for the sake of a punchline. However, on other occasions she shows that she's a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold fairly decent person]]. This seems to have come to a head, in-universe, with Hazel's immaturity pushing Zach into breaking up with her.
* UnusualEuphemism: Angel and Thea playing board games in the back room.
** "Giant Sea Cucumber!"
** [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-852/ ''Talk you guys!"]]
* VictoriasSecretCompartment:
** Jamie. She keeps the world's luckiest kitten in there.
** And Fiona, [[spoiler: Jamie's sister.]] She keeps [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1292 booze in there.]]
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: Inverted in-universe. Hazel seems to produce all her best work when [[TheAlcoholic off her face]].
* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Invoked by WordOfGod in a [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/blog/where-does-gws-live January 2012 blog post.]] The town it takes place in is based on Corsetto's home town in West Virginia, but it's in a state that allows gay marriage; speculation has put it in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Maryland, or (Corsetto's preference) just an unnamed mid-Atlantic mystery state.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Darren, the resident Drag Queen.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Hazel and Zach, Thea and Angel, Clarice and Joshua; #1 and #3 they do, but it hasn't worked well for Hazel though.
* [[{{Manchild}} Womanchild]]: Hazel. It caused friction in her relationship with Zach, [[{{Deconstruction}} culminating in him breaking up with her]].
* WorthIt: Seen [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-853/ here]].
* WrongGenreSavvy: Tucker thinks his stalking behavior will work because of [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1257/ romantic comedies]].
* WomenAreWiser: Inverted. When they were a couple, Zach was much more mature than Hazel to the point that [[UnfortunateImplications people called him]] [[MasculineGirlFeminineBoy "the girl"]] in their relationship:
-->'''Zach:''' If you were the boyfriend, [[LysistrataGambit I'd be cutting you off from sex for a week]].
* YouNeedToGetLaid: Vincent's employees try to set him up with Hazel for this reason.
* YourMom: [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1015/ seen here]]. Recycled later when Hazel's mom arranges the Halloween party.

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