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''[[http://comic.truefork.org NQDC]]'' is an {{Animesque}} Meta LifeEmbellished {{Webcomic}} that is also available in print. It focuses heavily on {{Parody}}, and BreakingTheFourthWall. It advertises itself as plotless, but there have been several {{Story Arc}}s, interspersed with one-off "Intermezzo" episodes. Despite the presence of aliens, ninjas, sky pirates, zombies, demons, and magic, the NotQuiteDailyComic features very little conflict and instead concentrates on interpersonal relationships and philosophical questions.

''NQDC'' follows an occasionally expanding cast of recurring characters:

* Mr. Artist: The self-explanatory AuthorAvatar with NerdGlasses
* Ankhetmaruranetherure (aka Amaranthe): OurVampiresAreDifferent, SomeCallMeTim
* Irene: LadyOfWar and mother.
* Karl: TheStrategist with a DarkAndTroubledPast
* Kazuma: A {{Bokukko}} {{Yuri|Genre}} Demon Hunting [[EverythingsBetterWithSamurai Samurai]]
* Kira: PosthumousCharacter, DarkMagicalGirl
* Lea: Irene's LittleMissBadass daughter
* Lulu: A TortoiseGirl and example of TurtlePower
* Malène: A HotAsHell [[HornyDevils Succubus]], EvilAlbino and Kazuma's ArchEnemy
* Myshka: A CatGirl on the uncanny side of the anthropomorphic spectrum
* S-ko: CoolBigSis, and literally a LittleGreenMen
* Tam: Also LittleGreenMen, with a DarkAndTroubledPast

The default setting appears to be UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}}, with occasional travel elsewhere.
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''NQDC'' provides examples of:

* AdventurerArchaeologist: : as a ShoutOut to Franchise/TombRaider [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?236 here]] and Franchise/IndianaJones, [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?213 complete with Fedora]].
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Lea sometimes
* ArtEvolution
* AuthorAppeal: girls, cats,swords, armor, goth costumes...
* BadassLongcoat: Irene
* BeamOfEnlightenment: lampooned as a ShoutOut to Manga/DragonBall [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?42 here]]
* BilingualBonus
* BrotherChuck: Irene's husband Alex
* CatFight: Irene and S-ko, Kazuma and Malène
* CatSmile: Myshka, duh
* CharacterDevelopment
* CommediaDellArteTroupe: particularly in ''Literature/TheCanterburyTales'' arc
* ConstantlyCurious: Lea
* ConvenientComa
* CoolAirship: [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?224 Millennium Snowball]]
* CrossPoppingVeins
* CutAndPasteComic
* CuteLittleFangs: Myshka, Malène
* CuteMonsterGirl: Myshka, Lulu
* DemonHead: Kazuma does this
* DemonicPossession: S-ko
* DisappearedDad: Lea's
* DualWielding: Kazuma
* EverybodyWasKungFuFighting
* ExpositionParty: it's worse; [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?297 Exposition Sex Scene]]
* FaceOnAMilkCarton: Kirika from ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' makes an [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?182 appearance]] on one in a meta-joke.
* FacelessMasses: like [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?260 here]]
* FanDisservice: [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?301 unless you're into that sort of thing]]
* {{Fanservice}}
* FieryRedhead (inverted): Tam
* FoeRomanceSubtext: Malène and everybody else
* TheFourGods: [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?115 Malène's mother mistakes Lulu for Genbu]]
* FourthWallObserver
* FramingDevice
* FuroScene [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?103 here]]
* GenreSavvy
* GenreShift
* GratuitousForeignLanguage [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?265 (Japanese)]]
* TheGrimReaper: [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?218 Kira]] has appeared as such
* {{Handwave}}: often lampshaded
* HaremAnime: lampooned in [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?169 its own story arc]]
* HarmlessVillain: Malène
* HellishPupils: Malène
* HermeticMagic
* HotSpringsEpisode
* HumanAliens
* HumansAreUgly: S-ko regularly refers to humans as "slimy aliens"
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: episode titles go "Not Quite x" or "Intermezzo"
* IndyEscape: averted
* ImmortalImmaturity: Malène
* ImportantHaircut: [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?72 Irene]]
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Myshka and Lulu
* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: Irene
* ItRunsOnNonsensoleum
* KatanasAreJustBetter: averted
* LightningGlare
* {{Lolicon}}: Mocked [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?171 as well]]
* LoveDodecahedron
* MagicalGirlfriend: Referenced by name and lampooned in [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?135 its own story arc]], making fun of such things as the YouSuck nature of the male protagonists of said series.
* MandysLawOfAnimeGenderBending
* ManInAKilt: [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?328 Mr. Artist]]
* MusicalAssassin: [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?361 Attack by German composer!]] Probably also a ShoutOut to ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''.
* {{Meganekko}}: Kazuma
* [[MrFanservice Mr.]][=/=]MsFanservice: Everyone
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?300 in this strip.]]
* NakedOnArrival: the Henshin incident
* NonMammalMammaries: averted by Lulu
* NotDistractedByTheSexy: Karl
* ObligatoryWarCrimeScene
* OlderThanTheyLook: Malène, Lulu
* OminousLatinChanting: referred to [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?362 by name]].
* OneHourWorkWeek
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: ShoutOut to SilentHill [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?154 here]]
* PantyShot: Too many to count, though Malene does it [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?142 on purpose]]
* PrettyFreeloaders
* PrettyInMink
* PsychicPowers: Kazuma
* QuirkyHousehold
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Malène
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Malène
* ReverseGrip: both Kazuma and Mr. Artist use it occasionally
* RuleThirtyFour: [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?262 explicitly called out]]
* SamusIsAGirl: [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?104 Kazuma]]
* SceneryCensor: used so inconsistently that it's presumably for laughs, such as [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?136 with a speech bubble]].
* SdrawkcabName: Mat's name change to Tam, Cos to S-ko.
* SelfInsertFic: With predictable LampshadeHanging
* SheFu
* ShipTease
* ShirtlessScene: lots of them
* ShoutOut: the comic is highly intertextual, and has many references. Like to ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?279 here]]
** Hell, Kira is very obviously Chloe from ''Anime/{{Noir}}''.
*** Given that Kira means "dark" in Gaelic, also an instance of MeaningfulName
* ShowWithinAShow: at one point they [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?276 watch themselves in a movie they made earlier]]
* SpaceOpera
* SpeechBubbles: interacting with characters
* SpotTheImposter: Malène does VoluntaryShapeshifting
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Mocked
* SuperDeformed
* TheSweatDrop
* SwordFight
* TarotMotifs [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?67 here]] or [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?88 here]]
* TempleOfDoom: several times, as a ShoutOut to IndianaJones and Franchise/TombRaider
* TentacleRope [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?356 here]]
* {{Tuckerization}}: several characters are based on real life people, including one who is a troper
* TwoGamersOnACouch: subverted, [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?66 they sit on the floor]]
* UnusualEars: Malène
* ViewersAreGeniuses
* WriteWhoYouKnow
* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: lampooned [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?235 here]]
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