The webcomic ''Irritability'' combines the fantastic with the realistic. Commonplace are things such as people taking "adventurer" as an actual career, [=HMOs=] requiring their clients to wear elemental damage rings to prevent damage from rockslides, giant octopi rampaging around college campasses yelling "ERROO!", and a boat made out of a giant hollowed out Cheeto.

Started as a story that the [[OldShame author thinks is bad]], and later made into a newsprint comic in The Daily Texan in 1998, it then was moved to the author's website.

Can be read [[http://maze.icomix.com/comicpage/b.php?i=01 here]].
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There, now read the trope examples:
* AllThereInTheManual: The writer has come up with the fairly fleshed-out country of Vedica and it's history that explains Chappy's and Exoth's origins. This ''barely'' gets referenced in the comic itself.
* CourtroomAntic
* DadaComics
* EvilGenius (Exoth)
* {{Expy}}: Miss Abinger is an expy of none other than [[{{CaptainHarlock}}Queen Emeraldas]], the Lovely Justice Warriors are ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' expies, and Tatanya's gym teacher ("Original character design! Honest!") bears a striking resemblance to [[VagrantStory Ashley Riot]].
* GeniusDitz (Chappy can fight and find treasure and pretty much nothing else. Justified, he's so powerful that he can brute force most of his problems and turn to Exoth for the rest)
* HeroicComedicSociopath (Chappy Chappy)
* HyperspaceArsenal (Beireia, Chappy, and even Robot have weapons they can summon or that shrink to small enough they might as well be summoned)
* IdiotHero (Chappy Chappy)
* IncrediblyLamePun: Exoth is especially fond of these.
* MadScientist (Exoth, in spades)
* MagicalGirl (Parodied with the lovely justice warriors)
* MixAndMatchCritters (parodied)
* MookChivalry (It is culturally insensitive to ask monsters to retreat, no matter how outmatched they are)
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Averted by Scary Larry, who hits every vampire trope in the book.
* ScheduleSlip: The comic has managed to make a whopping eleven updates this year.
* ShoutOut: Chappy is occasionally seen in T-shirts with designs from {{Mario}}, FinalFantasy, and {{Berserk}}, among others.
* SocialDarwinist (The Ninja Professor, who teaches a 'survival of the fittest' college course by assigning dangerous and competitive assignments to weed out the weak)
* TakeThat: An entire arc is dedicated to mocking the long-running {{Shoujo}} series FushigiYuugi. In great detail. ([[FridgeLogic Just how many hours of Fushigi Yuugi did the author watch, anyway?]])
* TookALevelInBadass (Tatanya Banana, going from a cute kid to a badass fighter over the course of the strip)
* UnsoundEffect: All over the place.
--> "LEAVE LEAVE <—sound effect"
* VillainProtagonist: Pretty much all of them, though Beireia and Victor Banana a lot less than the rest.
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