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''[[http://particlefiction.posterous.com/ Particle Fiction]]'' is a monthly webcomic by writer/artist David Wynne in the tradition of ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' (Sort of). It describes itself as 'a monthly comic book that just happens to be online' and is in some ways an attempt to bring a more traditional style of comic books to the webcomic medium.

Currently consists of
* Volume One:
** Issue #1 - Eye Of The Tiger
** Issue #2 - Ideasman
** Issue #3 - Scorched Earth
** Issue #4 - Ideasman 2: The Mite of God
** Issue #5 - The Complex
** Issue #6 - Ideasman 3: Skeleton Vanguard
* Volume Two:
** Issue #7 - Ideasman 4: Personality Clash
** Issue #8 - The Catch
** Issue #9 - Scorched Earth 2
** Issue #10 - Ideasman 5: Ideasman and the Cataclysmic Plot Device
** Issue #11 - Hypergirl
** Issue #12 -

After this, the plan is to [[BreakoutCharacter transition to a fully Ideasman comic.]]

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!!''ParticleFiction'' provides examples of:

* AnthologyComic: Sort of. David Wynne is the main writer and sole artist, but does each issue in a different style
* GenreRoulette: The point of the concept - each month has a different setting and genre.
* SpeculativeFiction: Often.
* SpiritualSuccessor: To webcomics [[http://mindhackcomic.com/ Mindhack]] and [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/davidwynne/damnationgn/series.php?view=archive&chapter=23562 Damnation]]. May later be an actual successor and carry on the story.

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!!Issues of ''ParticleFiction'' provide examples of:

* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Kidnapping Psuedo Parents]]: The slavers in Scorched Earth took children made psychic by the aliens and turned them via abuse into weapons.
* ActionGirl: Dawn Garrett in Issue #3
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: 'This '''a'''rchipelago of '''a'''erodynamic '''a'''rchitecture is the '''a'''rena for the '''c'''razy '''c'''acophony of '''c'''reatures and '''c'''ultures from the '''m'''ultitude of '''m'''ultiverses to '''m'''eet in a '''m'''elting pot of '''m'''adness!'
* AirVentPassageway: Justified in that the tunnel [[spoiler:Gray uses to escape]] is a maintenance and observation tunnel.
* AlienInvasion: Summarised in the first page of Issue #3, Scorched Earth - and of a Type 1 variety.
* AllBikersAreHellsAngels: In a dog-eat-dog post-apocalyptic world, they sure are.
* AllPsychologyIsFreudian / FreudWasRight: Thoroughly inverted. [[spoiler:Freud is so fed up of his psychology not being taken seriously than he unleashes the monstrous representations of Superego and Id by incapacitating Ego, who normally controls them [[ShownTheirWork (as per his theories)]]. In a sense, FreudWasRight, because the versions exist between the realities, but clearly he didn't consider himself right enough.]]
* AndTheAdventureContinues: At the end of the first Ideasman, he's called to the Museum of Unnatural History to deal with an escaped Black Hole. Little did we know that he would be truly returning for another adventure in Issue #4. And #6. [[OverlyLongGag And #7.]] (And who knows how many more?)
* AndIMustScream: The prisoners of The Complex in Issue #5.
* [[OnceUponATime Are You Sitting Comfortably?]]: The twist on the classic story start is asked by The Tiger to Eddie Bradshaw when he's recounting the murder and cover-up which he has worked out. [[BadAss 'And then I shoot him in the knees.']]
* AsYouKnow: Issue #4 opens with Ideasman's bosses saying 'So, let's go over the mission one more time...'
* AsceticAesthetic: The Complex definitely is made of this; almost reaches WhiteVoidRoom within the cell - where there are only doors and the people strapped to their crosses.
* AsideGlance: After the woman in The Complex has been woken up, she stares at a bemused (or terrified) looking Gray, first seeming to look straight at the reader, repeating just one phrase.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: The theme of Issue #7 - except that they're giant representations of psychoanalytic phenomena.
* AudienceParticipation: [[strike:Issue #7's]] [[strike:Issue #8's]] Issue X's genre, Children's Fantasy, was DecidedByOneVote
* BadCopIncompetentCop: The police force on Mars after indepdence is described as 'a tiny, underfunded gang'.
* {{BFG}}: The Tiger has a gun that subverts this--bullets only 3mm long, but with explosive charges.
* BloodKnight: The Tiger lets himself be surrounded just so he can kill the men sent to kill him.
* BoomHeadshot: Dawn Garrett is good at these.
* BreakingTheBonds: Gray wrenches himself from side to side on the cross to achieve this.
* [[PunkInTheTrunk Brute In The Boot]]: Dawn finds Nigel ANEKA [[note]]Also Not Especially Known As[[/note]] Slick inside the back of a truck.
* ByTheBookCop: The cop chasing Rey in The Hook follows the rules, even when no other cop on Mars seems to.
* CatBoy: Tibbles [=McCoy=] combines this with DirtyHarry. Really.
* ComicBookAdaptation: Issue #5, of as-yet unpublished novel ''DarthWiki/ThePurityConstruct''. Incidentally, if you want to see what it was adapted from, Tropers/{{Tetrarchangel}}, the author, has put [[https://docs0.google.com/document/edit?id=1MhufKTDFsffcJE64lwy7Gcw1v302d-3iig8fWrjeWb4&hl=en_GB# the appropriate chapters]] on Google Documents.
* ComicBookFantasyCasting: The woman in Gray's dream is based on Liz May Brice, of Film/ResidentEvil, [[Series/TorchwoodChildrenOfEarth Children of Earth]] and DeadSet fame.
** And also, she showed off her OneOfUs credentials - http://twitter.com/#!/lizmaybrice/status/24459301092
* CoolBike: The Hypothercycle deployed by Ideasman in Issue #7 is a pretty standard hoverbike.
* CrossOver: Sort of. In the {{Geek}} cult of the runaway I.D.E.A. clerk, the headdresses come from StarWars, Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}} and Series/DoctorWho - one of the masks is of TheGreys.
* CrystalBall: Flatulax the Malodorous, Ideasman's enemy in Issue #6, uses one to watch the progress of his battle with the Skeleton Vanguard.
* CurbStompBattle: What Scorched Earth implies went on between the aliens and our armies.
* TheCorrupter: Jake Mulligan proves to be this.
* CurseOfTheAncients: Mostly as homage to such fantasy villains, this is often how Flatulax the Malodorous speaks.
* CutTheJuice: How Gray 'frees' the woman from her paralysis. [[spoiler:He then uses the heavy cable to smash through the door]]
* CuteBruiser / TomBoy: Although such terms are likely to get you punched by Punchin' Judy, these are the sort of categories she fits into.
* DeadlyEuphemism: Issue #1, 'persuading'
* DecompressedComic: Issue #5 focuses on the visuals, as it mostly occurs in silence.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: To an extent. Though the colour cover of the trade paperback is awesome.
* DemBones: The titular Skeleton Vanguard of Issue #6.
* DoesntLikeGuns: In some times and places, this is admirable. In the Scorched Earth, Mike being this is something of a problem for Dawn who could do with an arsenal to defend him and his family.
* DirtyCop: The BigBad of Issue #1, the '''infamous''' Eddie Bradshaw. (No relation to [[SexAndTheCity Carrie]]).
* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler:The theme of Issue #6 - the I.D.E.A. is taking disproportionate retribution on Flatulax.]]
* DissonantSerenity: Sunrise definitely has this, [[spoiler: still more so when she explodes a villain with her psychic powers.]]
* [[DistractedByTheSexy Distracted By The Quantum Vibrosphere]]: Ideasman starts Issue #4 not listening to his mission briefing on account of standing on a platform above what is apparently "The Outer Crust of Reality."
* TheDon: Jake Mulligan in Issue #8.
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Rey's loss of innocence at the end of Issue #8]]
* EasilyThwartedAlienInvasion: Inverted or Subverted depending on whether you think two panels are enough to set up an expectation of the humans winning in Issue #3.
* EmphasizeEverything: The narrator of the Ideasman issues is '''[[SelfDemonstratingArticle definitely, absolutely, totally this, dear reader]]''' as an {{Homage}} to old-fashioned pulp science fiction.
* EndlessCorridor: The prison contains rows and rows of balconies, cell after cell after cell.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: Hellvetica appears riding a T-Rex. But the T doesn't stand for Tyrannosaurus.
* ExpositionBeam: When Gray touches the socket of the implant on his back, he's hit with an overwhelming rush of images that might serve as this if they made any sense.
* FauxHTMLTags: How Ideasman defeats Hellvetica
* FelonyMisdemeanor: Hellvetica's crime, leading to her banishment from the bibliosphere, was Dewey decimal deviance.
* FightingForAHomeland: What Dawn Garrett is fighting for in Scorched Earth.
* FlashBack / DreamSequence: Half of the opening of Issue #5 (see {{Zoom}} below)
* FluffyTheTerrible: Played pretty straight: The dragon is called Fluffykins.
* {{Frameup}}: The hurried plan for the cover-up in Issue #1, needing The Tiger to ClearTheirName.
* FreudianCouch: Ideasman appears on one in the cover art for Issue #7.
* FreudianSlip: The classic joke appears. [[spoiler:Being the Institial City in the Gutter between dimensions, this summons Freud's actual mother. Ironically, this plays into the Freudster's very own MommyIssues, which may well make this a FreudianExcuse. Yes, it's no surprise that this issue hits every Freud trope there is.]]
* FrogsAndToads: Flatulax's henchman is a Frogman. Called Toad. May also be TheRenfield.
* FunWithAcronyms: Ideasman Theo Sweeper works for the Interstitial Department of Eternal Affairs.
* FunetikAksent: The Freudster has a classic faux-Austrian/German/Whatever one.
* GadgetWatch: Just part of Ideasman's gadget armada.
* GallowsHumor: How the man that Dawn rescues in Issue #9 hides his injury from his wife.
* [[SurnameFirstNameSurname The Name's Garrett, Dawn Garrett]]: Dawn introduces herself this way in Scorched Earth #2
* GrapplingHookPistol: Ideasman sets his lasso to this (pretty convention for him) mode [[spoiler:to lasso the dragon Fluffykins and thereby become a DragonRider]]
* {{Greed}}: The motivation for the murder and cover-up in Issue #1.
* HellholePrison: Despite the transparent-able doors and automated guards, The Complex is a Hellish prison, [[spoiler:crossing over into {{Room101}} territory]]
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Gray's reaction to seeing the tantalised prisoners reaching out for each other.]]
* HighAltitudeInterrogation: The Tiger uses this to find out the location of Alex Bradley.
* HigherTechSpecies: The aliens in Scorched Earth are this; and even more so once they've destroyed humanity, ignoring them as being 'like ants to them.'
* HumongousMecha: The war scenes in Gray's dream panel in Issue #5 contain soldiers fighting against/with these. Their arms are [[GatlingGood rotary cannons]] that somewhat defy their purpose by [[MoreDakka firing all at once]]. [[JetPack They can also fly]].
* HyperspaceArsenal: Given that the Interstitial City is in-between dimensions, it probably makes sense that Ideasman can have I.D.E.A. Control beam him all sorts of equipment.
* IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim / HeWhoFightsMonsters - The Tiger tries to spare the father of the victim this.
* ImpendingDoomPOV: Played with in Issue #9 - Dawn can see the biker gang on the horizon and knows it's only so long before they come after her.
* ImprobableTaxonomySkills: I mean, how can Ideasman figure out it's an Insecuritree so quickly? He gives a quick textbook description of the plant, which is printed in a more academic font.
* ImprovisedWeapon: [[spoiler: Gray uses the heavy electrical cable that had been keeping him sedated to break down the door of the cell.]]
* InMediasRes: Issue #2 starts this way.
** As does Issue #9
* [[InnBetweenTheWorlds Interstitial City Between The Worlds]]: The apparent location of the Interstitial City, home of Ideasman.
* TheKlutz: Gray. [[spoiler: He manages to accidentally hit his mad companion into unconsciousness with the heavy cable and gets shards of glass in his leg.]]
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:One of the freed slaves uses a helpful brick to save Dawn from Slick]]
* LeapAndFire / GunsAkimbo: Dawn dives from the van and takes out some of the bikers this way.
* LeetSpeek / InCaseYouForgotWhoWroteIt: Issue #4 includes the line "Dave 'For The' Wynne presents"
* LegitimateBusinessmensSocialClub: Mulligan runs a nightclub on Mars in Issue #8 that is well known for being his headquarters, not that he needs to hide it.
* LiteralMinded: The issues featuring Ideasman, has a universe built this way, including a literal WallOfText.
* MadeASlave: The breakdown of society in Scorched Earth has led to the more common presence of slavers.
* MagicCarpet: Flatulax has one, [[spoiler:and it is what starts all the trouble.]]
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler: Ego, Superego and Id have been unleashed by the Freudster!]]
* MeaningfulName / PunnyName: Hellvetica.
** Also, Judy Punchowski. Guess how she fights. Go on, guess.
* MediumAwareness: When Ideasman finds himself in the situation featured on the SplashPage, he quips 'Woah, deja vu.'
* MinimalisticCoverArt: Often just a symbol or silhouette.
* MixAndMatch: Issue #3--[[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] meets [[TheWestern western]].
* TheMole: [[spoiler:Nigel was a slaver all along, despite seemingly being rescued/captured by Dawn.]]
* MotiveRant: Eichenburger has one of these when confronted by Ideasman.
** [[spoiler:As does the Freudster - he was tired of people not taking his theories seriously]]
* TheMultiverse: Where Interstitial City is located in-between.
* OhCrap: If Gray actually spoke [[spoiler: this might just be his reaction to seeing the prisoners who are reaching out for one another.]]
* OneManArmy: Ideasman isn't usually this, but when it comes to fighting the Skeleton Vanguard with the Hands of Boom, he certainly becomes one.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: In Issue #1, The Tiger.
* OpenSaysMe: [[spoiler: Gray achieves this, with a certain amount of collateral damage.]]
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Ideasman calls it a 'big scaly chicken.' It certainly looks and breathes fire like a dragon. And if you find yourself flying with scaly wings, breathing fire at humans, [[JeffFoxworthy you might be a dragon]]
* PleaseWakeUp: Lisa says this to Mike as he is unconscious or dead in Issue #9.
* PlotDrivenBreakdown: Admittedly justified, Ideasman's communicator is disrupted by the Mite in Issue #4. This following the line from his boss "So long as you keep in touch, you'll be fine."
* PokemonSpeak: A serious use - the woman in The Complex only repeats the phrase 'Will you?' to Gray. It's unknown what action she's asking him about.
* PowerFist: The Hands of Boom. That is all.
* PragmaticAdaptation: The prisoners of The Complex are unclothed in the novel. The comic gives them simple black clothes.
* PreCap: Issue #2 Ideasman's opening with the octoplus.
* [[PretentiousLatinMotto Pretentious English Motto]]: ''In Infinity We Trust'' - the motto of the I.D.E.A.
** Although in Issue #4, it also has the slogan ''Keeping the Multiverse Safe and Protecting Every Reality''
* PrivateEyeMonologue: The Tiger combines this one with ThoughtCaption
* {{Pun}}: The opening of issue #6 has Ideasman's badge, which is marked Access All Eras.
* PutDownYourGunAndStepAway: Played straight at the end of Issue #9 [[spoiler: up until the point where the hostage [[YourHeadAsplode psychically explodes the hostage-taker's head]]]]
* ARareSentence: The opening of issue #6 sure is one!
* RecycledInSPACE: Issue #8 is a noir drugs tale on Mars.
** And the Holy Terran Empire can probably be considered analogous to the HolyRomanEmpire
* RousingSpeech: Ideasman uses one to restore Ego.
* RuleOfSymbolism / MultipleDemographicAppeal: Issue#7 - Giant clay-like wild monster fights smarmy super hero because their average human brother hasn't got them under control. Oh, and their names? Id, Superego and Ego. [[spoiler:The whole motivation of the villanous Freudster was that modern psychologists and people in general don't take his theories seriously. Puns and commentary on the evolution of psychology!]]
** Later in that issue, there's a bit of FridgeBrilliance as Ideasman restores ego to full size and strength by puffing him up with compliments.
* ScheduleSlip / OutOfOrder: Not a serious problem, given that it only led to issues #4 and #5 being swapped around. If anything, this makes it better [[SuperOCD since it means all the even-numbered episodes are Ideasman]].
* SeenItAll: Ideasman is almost certainly this (especially in Issue #6), but of which of the three types is up for debate.
* ShipTease: The end of Issue #10 [[spoiler:has this for Ideasman and Puchin' Judy]]
* ShockwaveStomp: [[spoiler: How Ideasman defeats the Skeleton Vanguard - by splitting the earth with the Hands of Boom]]
* ShoutOut:
** Hellvetica may be this to TheSystem.
*** This has now been {{Jossed}}
** The security automaton in Issue #5 is this to [[Film/ShortCircuit Johnny 5]], except with [[ChainsawGood a chainsaw, a circular saw]], [[KillItWithFire a flamethrower]], [[MacheteMayhem a serrated machete]] [[AndZoidberg and]] [[ThisIsADrill a drill]].
** Punchin' Judy (Ideaswoman) in Issue #7 is a shout-out to violence-laden children's puppet show PunchAndJudy.
* SmokingIsCool: Try and tell me that Rey from Issue #8 isn't cool. This does after all come from a man nicknamed 'The Pied Piper of Lung Cancer'.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Although this basically happens every issue, special note goes to Issue #8 which is more an illustrated prose story than a normal comic book issue.
* SomethingPerson: Ideasman.
* StockBritishPhrases: Gladly lacking mostly in this genuinely British work, there appear a number used humourously in Issue #6, notably 'Blow me down and call me Petunia' (which is structurally common), and Bloomin' (in the more peculiar context Bloomin' Undead).
* StunGuns: Ideasman's blaster has it, along with many more esoteric functions.
* SuperTeam: Ideasman calls for backup in Issue #7 and gets Ideaswoman [[MeaningfulName Judy Punchowski]] and Ideascat Tibbles [=McCoy=].
* SwissArmyWeapon: Ideaman's Blaster turns this UpTo11.
* TakeMyHand: [[spoiler: In Issue #8, whilst he does want to escape the cop, Rey does his best to keep him from falling.]]
* TakeThat: Ideasman: 'Control, what the hell was that thing in the last cage?' Control: 'The one with the body of a lion, and the head and wings of an eagle? That was a griffin.' Ideasman: 'No -- I know that one --! I mean the one with the body of a slug, the head of a pig, and an anus where its mouth should be...' Control: 'That's a [[UsefulNotes/BritishPoliticalSystem Nick Griffin]].'
* TemporaryBulkChange: Ego has been subjected to this by the villain of the piece, and is increased to IncredibleHulk-like proportions by Ideasman's RousingSpeech.
* ThoughtCaption: Gray, being trapped in a prison with no sane companionship, spends most of his time thinking in this way, and only rarely uses speech bubbles.
* [[EmotionEater Thought Eater]]: The eponymous Mite of God from Issue #4 consumes ideas. [[spoiler: Later, this becomes an aversion of GodsNeedPrayerBadly]]
* TitledAfterTheSong: Issue #1 is called Eye of the Tiger.
* TorchesAndPitchforks / FantasticRacism: [[spoiler:The refuge town at the end of Scorched Earth #2, perhaps wisely, hates Freaks. And of course, Dawn is traelling with a cute 5-year old who can melt people's heads.]]
* TouchedByVorlons: Humans living near alien hive cities may develop psychic powers. [[AndZoidberg And]] [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity madness.]]
* TroubledFetalPosition / DownerEnding: The ending of Issue #5, to beautiful gut-wrenching effect.
* UnfortunateNames: Flatulax the Malodorous. It may well be accurate, but it is unfortunate.
* UnhandThemVillain: [[spoiler: In The Hook, whilst Rey has not wanted to kill the cop, just escape him, TheDon Jake Mulligan has no qualms about pushing him to his death.]]
* UnsoundEffect: In Issue #2, EXPLOSION, followed by BLAST, DETONATION, ERUPTION and CONFLAGRATION.
* UnwillingRoboticisation / UnusualUserInterface: The closest trope This Troper (Tropers/{{Tetrarchangel}}) has got to how the prisoners in The Complex are held in paralysis/sleep - specifically, a huge cable that plugs into the back of the neck.
* WarIsHell: A literal interpretation - the background of the war flashback contains wall-to-wall flame.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: Gray is introduced strapped to a cross. Well, technically a Saltire or St. Andrew's Cross. [[RuLe34 And what happens if you google St Andrew's Cross to research this trope?]]
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: The psychic human held by the slavers and released by Dawn.
* WordsCanBreakMyBones: Hellvetica and Thesaurus Rex together are almost unstoppable thanks to their power over words.
* WreckedWeapon: Fluffykins makes light work of the Hands of Boom.
* WritingForTheTrade: Mostly averted. Ideasman is episodic, and Dawn Garrett has yet to be returned to, though more stories are said to be planned.
* WrittenSoundEffect: Conventional ones from the dinosaur in Issue #2, as well as the more unconventional Zammow! for Ideasman's blaster. Later, when Ideasman sets his blaster to italics and strikethrough, the Zammow appears appropriately formatted.
* {{Zoom}} / EyeOpen: The opening of Issue #5 mixes this with FlashBack and DreamSequence, eventually zooming in onto the opening eyes of Gray after decades of sleep.

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