[[caption-width-right:350:Eve on the left, Hanna on the right.]]

''[[http://www.octopuspie.com/ Octopus Pie]]'' was a SliceOfLife WebComic written and drawn by Meredith Gran. It centered around the daily life of twentysomething Everest Ning (Eve for short), her stoner roommate Hanna, and their circle of friends. The story was set in modern-day Brooklyn, NY.

The stories mostly revolved around Eve's everyday life, dealing with her family's quirks, her roommate's bizarre antics, and trying to find romance, fulfillment, and a job that doesn't suck.

It ended on the 5th of June, 2017, after more than 10 years of run-time.

!!This webcomic provides examples of:

* AltText: Used inconsistently; it may be an actual bonus comment or simply the number and title of the page.
* ArtEvolution: [[RealitySubtext Jump-started]] by chapter 10 being drawn on paper (as opposed to via tablet) for the sake of averting ScheduleSlip.
** Up until chapter 46, the strip is mostly drawn in black and white, with halftone gray shading. Then it switches to full (and often gorgeous) color.
* ArtShift: [[http://www.octopuspie.com/2008-09-17/196-love-comics-1/ "Love Comics"]] is the stand-out.
** Hanna tends to be drawn in a more overtly cartoony style when compared to everyone else; her head is a bit wider, her face distorts more often, and she's prone to slapstick.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: America Jones. It even has stars in it when said out loud!
* AWorldHalfFull: A significant portion of the cast are burnouts, college grads working in part time jobs as waiters, on top of a lot of them having severe emotional conflict. They still get better day by day though.
* BerserkButton:
** Eve has a burning grudge against hipsters and stoners, though this has eased off as the comic progresses.
** Hanna doesn't care for her pastries being likened to Twinkies.
* BetaCouple: Hanna and Marek are incredibly stable, happy, and sexually active together, in contrast to basically everyone else.
* BiTheWay: Even though a recurring subplot has Julie chasing Jacob, she references having made an unsuccessful pass at Eve at some point.
* BlindingBangs: Marek.
* CatSmile: It's kinda odd to see Eve give one, but [[http://www.octopuspie.com/2008-11-24/224-contacts/ here it is]].
* TheComicallySerious: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]].
-->'''Marek:''' But really, the deadpan is the key. You can essentially trick people into laughing at ''nothing.''\\
'''Eve:''' Oh Marek, you ''card''.
* CoolShades: Hanna's "douchebag shades".
* CrystalBallScheduling: immediately after being forced to watch trailers for tacky Spring Break softcore, Eve sees a number of girls casually discussing their drunk partying and promiscuity, prompting Eve to comment:
-->'''Eve:''' Jesus, did they follow us out of the TV? It's like ''TheRing'' except I don't get to die.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Hanna, a bit upset over Marek's charity date, [[http://www.octopuspie.com/2009-02-20/261-portable-radio/ contents herself with a vibrator.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Eve and Will, amongst others.
* DisturbedDoves: Referenced in [[http://www.octopuspie.com/2008-06-16/157-pyew-pyew/ this strip]].
* EasyAmnesia: One of the effects of Hanna's 'Brownout Biscuit'.
** Or so she says. [[spoiler: It doesn't actually work.]]
* EffectiveImmediately: When America Jones's friends ditch her.
* EnthusiasmVersusStoicism: Hanna, who is either giddy or angry - there is no calm.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: [[http://www.octopuspie.com/2009-02-13/258-polish-stallion/ At least one man bids on Marek at a bachelor auction.]]
* {{Expy}}: Will bears an uncanny resemblance to ComicBook/ScottPilgrim when he's clean-shaven, which might partly explain the PermaStubble.
* FamilyThemeNaming: Eve and Mor. They were named after two of their parent's favorite mountains, Everest and Rushmore. They also conveniently shorten into the punny names Eve Ning and Mor Ning, matching their mother, Dawn Ning.
* FascinatingEyebrow: [[http://www.octopuspie.com/2007-10-17/060-meet-my-posse/ Marty Jayne.]]
* [[FirstGirlWins First Boy Wins]]: Eve gets back together with her first love.
** Only to break up again when he moves out of town.
* ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself: It's possible that the [[http://www.octopuspie.com/2008-11-07/217-godlike-illusion/ giant lobster]] who played leopards at Olly's Halloween event was in fact ''not'' a guy in a costume.
* FreudianExcuse: Humorous example--Puget Sean hates nerds because his father left for an anime convention and never came back.
* GoodAngelBadAngel: Eve has both in [[http://www.octopuspie.com/2009-03-09/267-let-baby-have-her-bake-sale/ this strip]].
-->'''Eve:''' I'm so glad I'm borderline paranoid schizophrenic!
* GreenEyedMonster: Hanna's eyes ''actually turn green'' when [[http://www.octopuspie.com/2009-02-13/258-polish-stallion/ Marek manages to incite a bidding war at a bachelor auction.]]
* ImportantHaircut: Marigold after [[spoiler: she and Will break up.]]
** When [[spoiler: Marek graduates, he loses the bangs obscuring his eyes]], and it's a surprisingly poignant symbol of how all of the characters are changing as they get older.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: Eve, Will, Hanna... most of the characters, at one point or another.
* InterchangeableAsianCultures: Eve is Chinese but people mistake her for being Korean or Japanese.
* IResembleThatRemark:
** Will fights Bert at a Renaissance fair.
--->'''Will:''' I don't remember a ''mob'' being part of this agreement!\\
'''Bert:''' With a temper like yours, I couldn't take my chances.\\
'''Will:''' '''''TEMPER?!''''' ...''([[BeatPanel beat]])''
** Mor and Eve discuss...something.
--->'''Mor:''' I'll tell you when we get there.\\
'''Eve:''' Tell me now.\\
'''Mor:''' N-no...I don't want to upset you.\\
'''Eve:''' ''(sweating and clenching teeth)'' You couldn't ''possibly'' upset me.
* IntertwinedFingers: Eve and Park do it in [[http://www.octopuspie.com/2009-02-18/260-no-more-lies/ this strip]].
* LiteralMinded:
-->'''Marek:''' As soon as we have the time, we ought to travel.\\
'''Hanna:''' Where do you want to go?\\
'''Marek:''' Anywhere with you, my love!\\
'''Hanna:''' Oh, honey.\\
'''Marek:''' Some place low-pressure.\\
'''Hanna:''' The top of Mt. Everest!\\
'''Marek:''' A place where we can just chill.\\
'''Hanna:''' The South Pole!
* {{Malaproper}}: Olly says "coup d'etat" instead of "coup de grace".
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Hanna certainly fits the personality type, with her quirky mannerisms, unique business, and tendency to chase after adventure like a dog after passing cars. Played with in that she acts as this for ''Eve,'' since her boyfriend is the preternaturally well-adjusted Marek.
* MidnightSnack: In [[http://www.octopuspie.com/2011-01-12/429-so-embarrassed/ this strip]], Eve has one, and is concerned about ''her'' being embarrassed when a buck naked Marek shows up.
* NoodleIncident: Julia gets Brady to do something by reminding him about an incident involving [[ADateWithRosiePalms chutney and a hollowed-out baguette]].
** also, [[http://www.octopuspie.com/2011-10-03/485-i-hear-that-a-lot/ the peas thing]].
* NiceGuy: Marek, paired with TheStoic. The only times he's been remotely off his stride is when he and Hanna thought narc agents were banging down their door, and when Hanna fractured her coccyx in a skating accident.
* NippleAndDimed: Discussed by Hanna [[http://www.octopuspie.com/2007-08-27/039-bad-connotations/ here]].
* NothingIsTheSameAnymore: Chapter 43 focuses on how everyone is slowly growing apart and how their group is fracturing.
* PassThePopcorn: The employee at the laser tag place watches the stoners/nerds match with some popcorn and even [[GenreSavvy recites some of the lines]].
* PermaStubble: Will, as shown [[http://www.octopuspie.com/2010-08-20/385-bzzt/ here]].
* PunnyName: Everest 'Eve' Ning, her brother Rushmore 'Mor' Ning, and their mother Dawn Ning.
* RedOniBlueOni: Hanna and Marek.
* RememberWhenYouBlewUpTheSun: Eve has some prestige at her workplace for swimming across the East River, catching an eagle chick, and sucker-punching Bloomy.
* TheRival: America Jones considers herself one for Eve. What she doesn't get is that this is a strictly one-way rivalry.
* SeriousBusiness: the Guild of the Ristretto.
* ShipperOnDeck: [[http://www.octopuspie.com/2011-10-09/486-the-troublesome-friend/ "Who would even ship us?" "I'M shipping us!"]]
* ShirtlessScene: We're led to believe that Chris is simply embellishing his physique on the [[http://www.octopuspie.com/2008-05-23/148-team-laser/ strategy sheet,]] [[http://www.octopuspie.com/2008-06-20/159-needed/ but he actually is pretty well-built.]]
* ShoutOut: Hanna makes a video to save Olly's Organix called [[MemeticMutation "LEAVE OLLY ALONE"]].
* TheStoner: Hanna and Marek.
* StupidBoss: Olly. Not only does he make blunders, he blames his employees for them.
* TakeThat: Eve finds James with a girl in a Music/TheDecemberists shirt and a Livestrong bracelet carrying a copy of ''Literature/AngelsAndDemons''. Eve reacts with equal horror to all these things.
* UnfortunateNames:
-->'''Hanna:''' ''Everest?'' Her parents should be in jail.
* UnreliableNarrator: Dawn claims she pulled Eve out of figure-skating due to pressure from her father, who had wished Eve were a boy. The thing is, Eve was a tomboy on her own merits and would rather play hockey. And ended up quitting skating on her own because of her parents fighting.
* UnsatisfiableCustomer: In the first comic.
* UnsoundEffect: [[http://www.octopuspie.com/2012-02-08/510-bkam/ BKAM!]] [[http://www.octopuspie.com/2012-02-15/513-altercate/ ALTERCATE!]]
* YouNeverAsked: Marek was actually on the nerds' team in the laser tag match.