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->''You Vote, We Draw!''

''[[http://sarab.co/ Sarab]], the interactive webcomic'' is a sci-fi webcomic which takes place [[InAWorld in a world]] called Thalamus where humans [[GreenAesop almost destroyed nature]] with their [[ScienceIsBad irresponsible use of technology]]. To prevent this from [[DisasterMovie happening again]] and possibly for [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the last time]], the survivors restrict knowledge to a [[KeeperOfForbiddenKnowledge select few]] who are tasked with using it to help nature recover.

[[TheChosenOne These people]] are recruited at a young age and are moved to academies, called "Hubs" to be taught the sciences. The Hubs also serve as [[WeatherControlMachine control stations that manage the weather and other natural powers]] to maintain a livable ecosystem.

The rest of the population has no access to scientific knowledge and have [[{{Arcadia}} reverted instead to agriculture as a means of living]] and the arts for entertainment. Sarab, the eponymous [[TheProtagonist protagonist]] is an indecisive [[ScholarshipStudent student]] at the Hub of Caldaia.

The [[{{Tagline}} tagline]] at the top of this page is the interactive component to the comic. At the end of each page, a problem and two possible solutions are laid out. The audience then votes via poll on which solution Sarab should use. After a few days the poll is closed and the page is produced, then the cycle starts all over again.

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!! This webcomic provides examples of:
* {{Arcadia}}: Most of the world is implied to be this.
* [[ArmorPiercingSlap Armor Piercing Punch]]: See SheIsNotMyGirlfriend below.
* TheCavalry: [[spoiler: The Caldaian Enforcers pull one of [[http://sarab.co/pages/chapter-01-changes/page-15-lobsters/index.html these]].]]
* [[TheChosenOne The Chosen Ones]]: The Apprentices who are chosen by a "series of tests" when they are young and are basically tasked with protecting the Earth from [[InYourNatureToDestroyYourselves humanity itself]].
* CoupDeGrace: [[spoiler:Sarab performs one on an unnamed girl. Or rather, her avatar.]]
* DigitalAvatar: Players of the nelPLAY have these.
* DramaticWind: An antagonist uses his [[BlowYouAway powers]] to invoke this.
* ElementalPowers: Bio Manipulation. Seen so far are [[BlowYouAway Wind]] and [[GreenThumb Nature]].
** The Headmaster has now shown us [[AnIcePerson Ice]] and [[PlayingWithFire Fire.]]
* {{Fanservice}}: The story ''is'' [[UnfortunateImplications semi-controlled by the readers]]...
* GaiasLament: Thalamus is almost this, the humans are trying to help it recover.
* GreenAesop
* HandBlast: The mysterious girl Sarab fights in the beginning has [[http://sarab.co/pages/chapter-01-changes/page-02-girls/ a gauntlet]] that can fire these. [[spoiler:Sarab gets it after he kills her(they are revealed to be playing a video game).]]
* HighPressureBlood: Accompanied by a [[UnsoundEffect "Spurt"]], [[http://sarab.co/pages/chapter-01-changes/page-06-fatality/ here]].
* {{Jerkass}}: Patrik.
** He was actually named after a fan who commented on the ScheduleSlip. They said since he was the first to ask about it he would be treated to a "special surprise".
* KeeperOfForbiddenKnowledge: The Hubs, which only teach advanced science to a select few.
* KleptomaniacHero: Sarab, in an [[MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame MMORPG]].
* LevelGrinding: "Drackens!!! Easy Prey!!! Experience Point's Paradise! I can finally level up!"
* MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame: The nelPLAY.
* RedShirtArmy: The Caldaian Enforcers.
* ScholarshipStudent: Sort of. Tribals like Sarab aren't usually allowed to be apprentinces for unexplained reasons. The way he is treated applies.
* ScienceIsBad: When left unchecked.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: [[spoiler:Sarab says this about Karin: "My girlfriend! My girlfriend? HAHAHA". He says this in front of her.]] She does not take it well.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: Out of the first 20 or so pages, Sarab and Karin definitely show signs of this.
* UnsoundEffect: Frequently.
* UnusualEuphemism: Karin has a tendency to use scientific and mathematical terms as insults or swears.
* WeatherControlMachine: Another function of the Hubs.
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