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[[caption-width-right:262: Eric Approves.]]

A webcomic by Erik Schoenek. Started in 2001, went on infinite hiatus in 2007. You find [[http://loserzcomic.comicgenesis.com/ the archive of strips up to 2004 here]] while the latest archive can be found [[http://the-qlc.com/loserz/ here]].

A sequel comic called Quarter-Life Crisis (set nine years later) has started and has a new website [[http://the-qlc.com here]]

The protagonists are three high school kids on a school in Michigan:
* Ben Winchester, a somewhat weird, but generally nice guy.
* Eric Remington, a typical nerd, fan of ''StarWars'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ComicBooks, TabletopGames, ''LordOfTheRings'', VideoGames, and so on.
* Jodie Beretta, fun-loving bisexual, who's in a lasting platonic friendship with the two boys.

Not to be confused with SexyLosers.

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!!Contains examples of:

* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Ben's father is laughing about "dingle-choad".
* TheAllegedCar: Eric's
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] on it being played straight, and subverted.
* AlphaBitch: Carrie and various other popular girls.
** They even have a language code.
* AnythingThatMoves: Jodie.
* AprilFoolsDay
* ArmsAndArmorThemeNaming: The protagonists are all named after guns: Benjamin Winchester, Jodie Beretta and Eric Remington.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: [[http://the-qlc.com/loserz/go/98 Jodie's mom's only reaction to hearing all the things she did here was to ask her assistant to pick her up more booze because Jodie'd been getting into her stash.]]
* ArtEvolution: Black and White to Colored with Large Lips to the current style.
* AuthorGuestSpot
* BadJobWorseUniform: [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/322 A chicken costume]]
* BareYourMidriff: Said chicken costume seems to be Jodie's only non-midriff-baring outfit.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: No, Jodie farting once in front of her friends was a definite aversion.
* BetterThanSex: According to Jodie, ''[[Film/{{Spider-Man}} Spider-Man 2]]'' is even better than the best sex she had.
* BigEater: Ben, to Eric's displeasure.
* BigNo: Actually a parody on [[StarWars Luke Skywalker]]'s.
* BlackBestFriend: Black Girlfriend - Alice.
** Though isn't that more like the inversion of WhereDaWhiteWomenAt ?
* BlackBraAndPanties: Jessica [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/213 is said to be wearing them]], while still a virgin. [[http://the-qlc.com/loserz/go/435 This strip]] begs to differ.
* BlankWhiteEyes
* BlatantLies: ManipulativeBastard Adam is an expert at this.
* BoobsOfSteel: Played with after [[spoiler: Jess comes out and Carrie freaks out]] and [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/508 Alice forces them to make up]].
-->'''Carrie:''' I think those boobs give her powers.
* BrainBleach: Ben [[ImagineSpot imagines]] purging his thoughts with a [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/308 gasoline fire]].
* BreakingTheFourthWall: The latest instance being Ben [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/516 telling the readers (and the forum) not to make a fuss about his love life]], Jodie and Eric don't know who he's talking to.
* BrickJoke: [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/276 Birds]] [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/292 are evil!]]
* BuffySpeak
* BumblingDad: Ben's.
* BurgerFool
* {{Calvinball}}: [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/305 Euchre]].
* CampGay / DepravedHomosexual: In-story on TV.
* CanisLatinicus: [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/75 Jodie is a "sluttus maximus".]] [[spoiler:Yes, "slutta maxima" should be... closer to correct.]]
* CanNotSpitItOut: Eric to Alice, Ben to whomever (his problem with HollywoodTourettes)
* CardboardPal
* TheCasanova: Adam.
* CatFight
* ChainedToABed: Jodie once ends up like this. Must've been a really WildTeenParty.
* ClusterFBomb
* CompanionCube
* CompletelyMissingThePoint: Ben, on meeting a girl who's pretty much like Jodie.
* ContemplatingYourHands: Tim demonstrates it [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/182 here]].
* CoolLoser
* CountryMatters: From Jessica to Carrie, and she deserved it.
* CutenessProximity: [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/407 Gus.]] Jodie is [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/408 reduced to nigh incomprehensibility in the face of his sheer adorableness]] and [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/411 even Jodie's mother degenerates into]] BabyTalk.
* ADateWithRosiePalms
* DeepImmersionGaming: For both TabletopGames and {{MMORPG}}.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Carrie.
* DidYouJustHaveSex
* DisappearedDad: Jodie's, though it's something of a subversion - Jodie's mother became pregnant from a one-night stand in Vegas where she was so drunk that she didn't even remember the guy's name. She never saw him after, and it was two weeks later at home that she discovered she was pregnant, much too late to even attempt to locate him, so he didn't disappear - he was never even there to begin with at all. It's [[http://the-qlc.com/loserz/go/463 here.]]
* {{Dissimile}}
* DistractedByTheSexy: Nice example [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/193 here]].
* DoubleEntendre
* DoubleStandard: Gives examples on occasion.
* DreamWithinADream
* DrillSergeantNasty: [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/432 The female Dance Team coach.]]
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In this case it means: Ben didn't always act like he was struck with TourettesShitcockSyndrome when around girls.
* EroticEating: Demonstrated by Jodie [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/73 here]].
* CuteKitten: Gus.
* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: They all like videogames with zombies, and then there's [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/360 this strip]].
* FunnySpoon: [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/197 Of course, being under the influence of coffee helps appreciating spoons.]]
* EverythingsWorseWithBees
* TheExitIsThatWay
* ExpressiveAccessory: Eric's hat. Visible by everyone except himself.
* {{Fanservice}}: Mostly involving Jodie.
* FatBastard: Averted with Eric who is a bit overweight, but nice. Played straight with a one-shot character.
* FauxYay: Jodie utilizes this technique to attract guys. Although... she really is also attracted to women.
* FirstKiss
* FlashBack: {{Lampshaded}} [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/134 here]].
* FlippingTheBird
* FreakOut
* FrivolousLawsuit
* FunnyAnimal: Max and Cecil, a fox and porcupine based on ''CalvinAndHobbes'' who appear in the main comic a couple of times while having their own occasional side story.
* GamerChick: Jodie likes VideoGames and even ''DungeonsAndDragons'' too.
* {{Gasshole}}: Sorry to say that, but Jodie.
* GirlOnGirlIsHot
* GirlPosse: Carrie, Alice, Jessica.
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: Jodie too.
* {{God}} (and {{Jesus}} too)
--> ''Jesus'':[[CrowningMomentOfFunny Disco Jesus does not date boys!]]
* GoodAngelBadAngel
* AGoodOldFashionedPaintWatching
* GrowingUpSucks
* GuiltyPleasures: [[spoiler:''Anime/SailorMoon'']] for Carrie.
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Max and Cecil (only in a waterfight, usually they go without)
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Both [[http://the-qlc.com/loserz/go/454 Jodie and her mom]].
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Ben and Eric.
* {{Hikikomori}}: Jodie, once.
* HitlerAteSugar
* HollywoodTourettes: Ben.
** Though to be fair, it's never actually referred to as TourettesSyndrome. He's just so socially awkward that he spits out the first thing on his mind when he meets a girl. Considering that he's an average 15-16 year old male, simmering in a massive cocktail of hormones, the first thing on his mind tends to be sex.
* HorribleCampingTrip
* HumanPopsicle
* HumongousMecha: [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/297 Quick kids! Into the Camper!]]
* HypocriticalHumor: Several times, frex [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/ this strip about responsibility]].
* IgnoreTheFanservice: Ben unconsciously [[http://the-qlc.com/loserz/go/363 ignored a hot girl hitting on him]] because he was staring at Jess's butt
* IHaveToWashMyHair: [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/129 here]] and [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/149 here]]
* ImaginaryFriend
* TheImp: In-story, in ''WorldOfWarcraft''.
* TheIngenue: [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/240 Ben's little brother.]] Though Ben rather thinks of him as an AnnoyingYoungerSibling.
* InstantSeduction: Adam knows how.
* ItsAllMyFault
* JerkJock: Most of them are.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Ben
** And Carrie. She will protect her friends, and won't betray them, even if one's dating a loser and the other is a [[spoiler: lesbian]].
* JiveTurkey: Subverted.
* JizzedInMyPants: [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/55 Here]]. Jodie too.
* KillerRabbit
* LampshadeWearing: [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/60 This strip.]]
* LifeEmbellished: Mostly SliceOfLife, but then suddenly the characters watch movies together with [[StarWars Yoda]], or do something else you don't see in RealLife.
* LipstickLesbian: [[spoiler: Jessica [=McIntyre=].]]
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Jodie doesn't take it well if she doesn't have her friends around.
* LonelyDollGirl: Happens in [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/280 this]] comic and the few proceeding it in this comic, with a slight touch of craziness from isolation.
* MadScientist: Eric has his moments.
* MaleGaze
* ManipulativeBastard: Adam knows how to get the ladies, most of the time.
* AManIsNotAVirgin: Averted.
* ManOfSteelWomanOfKleenex: Jodi wonders how awkward it had to be for {{Superman}} to have sex as a teen, especially if the girl wanted to get spanked.
* ManOnFire: [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/323 Here.]]
* MeanBoss
* MediaWatchdog
* MisplacedKindergartenTeacher: Mrs. Snockenflaubin, sometimes
* MissingStepsPlan: [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/423 By making people fat?]]
* MushroomSamba: [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/197 On extra-strength coffee]].
* MyCarHatesMe: Eric's.
* MyEyesAreUpHere: [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/259 "Yeah. And so is your hair. What's your point?"]]
* MyGirlIsNotASlut
* MyGirlIsASlut: The reason most of the guys wooed Jodie.
* MySisterIsOffLimits: [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/398 Invoked with Adam's.]]
* MysteryMeat
* {{Nerd}}: Ben and Eric, Eric even more so.
* NerdsAreSexy: [[spoiler:Adam - although he's rather a sexy nerd]]
* NightmareSequence: Also subverts AllJustADream, [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/180 here]].
* NoFourthWall
* NoodleImplements: [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/57 A tutu, big coconuts, bear fur suits (to be worn without pants) and the key element is a little plush bear of doom...]]
* NotHelpingYourCase: [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/326 That's not the way to convince your mom that videogames don't make you violent.]]
* NotAMorningPerson: Eric
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Adam's very good at psychology, but prefers to hide it. [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/130 "Bitches like to think they can outsmart you."]]
* OhNoYouDidnt: [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/431 This strip]] is titled "Oh no she didn't!" and describes this trope pretty well.
* OneOfTheBoys: Jodie for the two guys.
* OnlineAlias: [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/241 Ben is "zombiejuiceYUM". Jodie is "p0rnstar6912".]]
* OpenMindedParent: Surprisingly, [[spoiler:Carrie's mother]]
* OperationJealousy: One girl (name's Carla) ''thinks'' this is the case. [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/250 Here.]]
* OrphanedSeries
* ParentalObliviousness: Jodie's mom, the other parents to some extent.
* PassThePopcorn
* PerverseSexualLust: [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/4 In-series]], on [[Manga/AhMyGoddess Belldandy]]. "Back off whore! She's mine!"
* PictureDay: [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/105 How to avoid your parents sending your pic to everyone.]]
* PrecisionFStrike: [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/291 Jessie on Carrie,]] with a precision C strike.
* PornStash: Jodie has one on her computer. Including yaoi. Ben has one too (without yaoi, obviously).
* PrecociousCrush: [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/443 Ben's little brother on Jodie.]]
* ReallyGetsAround: Jodie, of course.
** Also, [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/302 Roxy Harden.]]
* RidiculousProcrastinator: [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/113 Ben.]]
* RightBehindMe: [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/140 here]]
* RingRingCRUNCH
* RPGEpisode
* RunningGag: Eric's hat changes its wording in every single panel, [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/225 except when he looks at it.]] Though Ben notices it [[LampshadeHanging just fine]].
** Ben yelling "CHOKE ON MY BONER!" when he gets nervous around a hot girl.
*** Odd because the first time he shouts this because he keeps thinking to himself to "not choke" and "don't be boner", and somehow the two phrases crash dramatically in his brain
* ScareEmStraight: Parodied.
* ScheduleSlip: Happened several times. Sometimes lampshaded. And now it's dead.
* SchoolgirlLesbians: [[spoiler:Jessica]], forming a pair with Jodie.
* SeriesHiatus
* SeriousBusiness: [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/413 The right choice of Makkaroni with cheese!]]
* ShavingIsScience: [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/273 Parodied here.]]
* SidetrackedByTheGoldSaucer: [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/159 Erik (the author).]] [[invoked]]
* SleepModeSize: Jodie sometimes, [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/335 like here.]]
* SpeakInUnison: [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/315 Here, for example.]] [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/145 And here.]]
* SpecialSnowflakeSyndrome: Ben wants to play an Elven Barbarian. "His name is Glorfinmad!"
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Mentioning the [[FinalFantasyVII Aeris-Aerith]] controversy
* SplitScreen
* SpoiledBrat
* {{Spork}}: Here, it's an [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/12 eyefork]].
* {{Squee}}
* StalkerWithACrush: [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/254 Female example. "I spend all of my time with them, I swear I'll be with them forever *sob*, I hide in their bushes..."]]
* TheStoner: Tim; occasionally the protagonists too.
* StuffedIntoALocker: Reversed in one case, where a locker was [[AssShove stuffed into a person]]
* {{Subtext}}
* SuperDeformed: Occasionally with the characters, played straight with the author himself.
* TakeThat: Several, one instance is towards the film version of ''[[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/176 House Of The Dead]]''.
** And then one at [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/516 the forums]].
* TheTalk
* TerribleIntervieweesMontage: [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/149 This]] strip is a reverse example.
* ThemeNaming: The three main characters' last names are all gun makers.
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/338 Here.]]
* TokenMinority: Alice.
* TwiceShy: Played with Alice and Eric, who already got together, but broke up. [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/433 See here.]]
* TwoGuysAndAGirl
* UnsoundEffect
* UnusualEuphemism
* VirginityMakesYouStupid
* VomitIndiscretionShot
* WalletMoths: [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/321 Here.]]
* WaterGunsAndBalloons: In one story arc.
* WebcomicTime
* WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou
* WomenDrivers: [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/3 Jodie]]
* WouldntHitAGirl: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]. When a guilt-ridden (for [[spoiler: having sex with Jess]]) Jodie [[http://the-qlc.com/loserz/go/511 demands that Ben punch her]], he eventually hits her with a light tap, saying that's how little he's angry with her. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] afterward when she confesses to kissing her and [[WouldHitAGirl Ben lunges at her in fury]]. Before that, he plays up the DoubleStandard for all it's worth. Jodie asks him "What would you do if it was ''Eric'' who slept with her?". Ben immediately goes into a trance-like state and launches Eric across the room with one punch without turning around or even looking at him.
* YaoiFangirl: Jodie.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Parodying the ''StarWars'' scene.
* YouKnowImBlackRight: Alice to Carrie
* YouNeedABreathMint: [[http://starship.slipshine.net/loserz/go/104 Jodie, for NSFW reasons.]]
* YouNeedToGetLaid
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