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''[[http://www.schoolbites.net School Bites]]'' is a fantasy/comedy webcomic by Holly Golightly (letterer and colorist to ''ComicBook/TarotWitchOfTheBlackRose'' which her husband writes). SB tells the story of Charlotte Webb who, as the story opens up, is shown in the aftermath of being a vampire victim. Now a vampire herself, she is quickly invited to join Shadow Academy to learn how to be a proper bloodsucker. Once there she meets her roommates, some recent undead like herself while others are inherently monsters, and is re-christened Cherri Creeper (as being turned is considered a "new birth"). Thus begins her semester in a world of monsters and magic.

SB was actually started in 2004 as a self-published title part of the Broadsword Comics line before being converted to a webcomic. It still prints volume sets out as well thanks to the extra publicity the webcomic brings in. Additionally the comic started on Website/{{Keenspot}} when it moved to the web. But since then has moved onto its own site that has partnered with [[http://www.pixietrixcomix.com/ Pixie Trix]]. Later it was packed with an unrelated webcomic about her pet cat.

While nowhere near ''[[PornWithPlot Tarots]]'' level, the comic can still be quite NotSafeForWork from time to time so reader caution is advised.

At the current, the series seems to be on hiatus with the last known work being the crossover it had with ''Tarot''. Holly has mentioned that due to running Broadsword with her husband, she hasn't had time to work on it. But does plan to continue it when she can and [[{{Pun}} revamp]] the website when that happens.

Now has a [[Characters/SchoolBites Character page.]] Please contribute.

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!!Tropes:

* AdaptationExpansion: The webcomic features a few new comics not seen in the books.
* {{All Ghouls School}}: Shadow Academy is basically a school for young vampires.
* {{Animesque}}: A cross between anime, {{Bratz}}, and [[TastesLikeDiabetes rainbow glitter]]
* ArtEvolution: Compared to the first few chapters, the art has become less and less [[SuperDeformed deformed]] as of late.
* ArtShift: The comic loves to do this. Shifting from a regular anime-like style, to chibi style and to a more detailed and realistic style. Here's [[http://www.schoolbites.net/d/20100108.html just one example of many]] - No, the upper left panel is not supposed to be a flashback to her past.
%%* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: [[http://www.schoolbites.net/d/20110218.html CHOMP]].
* AttractiveBentSpecies: Fujiko's "talent".
* AuthorAppeal:
** As the comic goes on it becomes increasingly obvious Holly G loves her {{Bishonen}} designs.
** Holly G made it clear on the forums that she wishes she were a vampire like this.
** The Friday guest strips have become almost entirely Holly's stories about her cat.
%%* BiTheWay: Possibly Kyoko AKA Fujiko.
%%* BitingTheHandkerchief: [[http://schoolbites.net/d/20100106.html Here.]]
%%* BoardingSchool
* CatGirl: Kyoko a.k.a Fujiko.
%%* CoolBigSis: Cleo to Cherri.
* {{Crossover}}: With ''Tarot Witch of the Black Rose''. Not surprising as her husband draws it.
%%* CuteGhostGirl: This one is a mystery.
* CuteMonsterGirl: A good majority of the cast.
* CutenessProximity: Cherri. Especially if Anarchy Bunny is around.
* {{Dhampyr}}: [[spoiler:Cleo reveals her mother is a vampire while her father is a human.]] In addition, [[spoiler:her mother is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilith Lilith]], making her potentially [[DivineParentage half-god]].]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The students are given a potion to "curb their bloodlust", so they only have to drink blood [[AllPeriodsArePMS once a month]].
%%* DudeLooksLikeALady: Dante.
* ElegantGothicLolita: Has this in spades.
* EyesAlwaysShut:
** Regina Sharp a.k.a Cleobatra... in the first few chapters anyway. Later chapters have seen her with them fully open.
** While using her [[http://www.schoolbites.net/d/20101027.html talent]], Fujiko often has her eyes closed.
* FanService:
** If [[http://www.schoolbites.net/d/20090916.html these]] [[http://www.schoolbites.net/d/20090914.html pages]] are any indication.
** Notably averted later when the girls go skinny-dipping (#160 - #169).
** Back with a vengeance for the other gender.
* FantasticRacism: Fujiko firmly believes all humans are just food to her and doesn't seem to really like Imp (though the latter may have just been his [[CharacterizationMarchesOn initial]] portrayal as a pervert). There are some indication that many 'born into vampirism' vamps are like this.
* FirstEpisodeResurrection: The comic starts with Cherri, or as she was know at the time Charlotte, waking up after being drained of her blood and finding out that she was turned into a vampire.
* FormFittingWardrobe: [[http://schoolbites.net/d/20090925.html Professor]] [[http://schoolbites.net/d/20090930.html E]] early on.
* GenkiGirl: Jenny a.k.a Sugar Shock.
* {{Goth}}: Leila a.k.a Annie Mia as well as Master Le Bon and his entourage.
* GreenEyedMonster: [[http://schoolbites.net/d/20091127.html Hmmmm...]]
* HasTwoMommies: [[spoiler:Cleo has two mothers and one father.]]
* IWillFindYou: What Christopher promises Cherri if she can't return to the human world.
* LoveTriangle: [=ChristopherxCherrixDante=], though Dante hasn't won her heart. Yet.
* MeaningfulName:
** Upon initiation into Shadow Academy (and presumably the underworld in general), everyone is given a new name that fits their personality. Cherri and her favorite food, Annie Mia is a Vegan, and Sugar Shock is a GenkiGirl. Mind you, if the pattern established with Cherri follows, none of these are their given names. (Cherri's real name is Charlotte Webb, but she isn't very spidery...)
** [[http://schoolbites.net/d/20090928.html Professor Embers]]
* {{Meganekko}}: Cleobatra again.
* NakedApron: The 2010 Valentine's Day filler crams in the fanservice tropes.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: In this case a Vampire Catgirl.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Hardly anyone in the strip is under twenty. However, pre-transformation Cherri (even in flashbacks to when she was ''fifteen'') looks more grown-up than the current version. The fact that the first five and a half chapters (though none of pre-transformation Cherri/Charolette) are almost all [[SuperDeformed Chibi]] probably has something to do with it.
** OlderThanTheyLook and act. They're stated in [[http://www.schoolbites.net/cast.html the cast page]] to be 18-"Early 20s", and yet they're all giggly and such over seeing a guy naked. Yes, the guy is their substitue teacher, but still...
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]]: Annie Mia prefers to not join in such girly things like Squeeing at the naked guys in the boys' locker room, or the pillow fight afterward.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Professor Seraphis and apparently Annie Mia are "Dark Angels" rather than normal vampires. As Anne backstory shows [[spoiler:that she willingly became one while trying to save her ailing boyfriend. This invovled doing a spell that allowed her to meet an angel of death, take one of his feather before being sapped her lifeforce, and, I'm guessing, turned her into a vampire as sort of a incubation period. It wasn't until Annie tasted blood for the first time that her vampire features disappeared and she gained the black wings.]]
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Justified as Cherri finds out when she meets Professor E. Most of the vampires look somewhat human while others like Cherri have pale skin and bat wings on their backs. A few don't even look human at all case in point of Imp, a Nosferatu and Fujiko who's basically a vampire were-cat.
* ParentalAbandonment: Going by her description, Cherri's parents during her human life weren't exactly the best in town. Especially saying something if you've been on you own since you were ''fifteen!''
* PenName: Holly Golightly I'm sure has no relation to the character with the same name from ''Film/BreakfastAtTiffanys''.
* PerkyGoth: Cherri.
* PointyEars: [[http://schoolbites.net/d/20100113.html They're a lifestyle change for newly turned vampires.]]
* PowerGivesYouWings: [[http://schoolbites.net/d/20110711.html Annie Mia when she gets her first taste of blood.]]
%%* PunnyName: Before and after re-christening.
* {{Psychic Dreams For Everyone}}: Due to the fact Cherri and Le Bon are connected to each other now. [[spoiler:Hes the one that turned her after all]].
* ShaggyDogStory: [[spoiler:Annie's backstory in which she willingly turned herself into a vampire to save her boyfriend from a fatal disease. However once she had the means to cure him, he requested to leave it be and die peacefully. Annie respected his wishes, staying by his side till he passed on.]]
* SchoolgirlLesbians: Fujiko, that or she's just "very affectionate".
* SingleTargetSexuality: Fujiko seems mostly Cherri-sexual.
* ShoutOut:
** ''Literature/HarryPotter'' which one can tell is an inspiration to the series, as well as Creator/AnneRice. There are also a few nods to musicians as well.
** [[http://schoolbites.net/d/20101105.html The message here]] looks [[Literature/{{Twilight}}familiar]].
* ShowerScene: Beginning [[http://www.schoolbites.net/d/20101222.html here]] and lasting for ''nine pages''
* ShutUpKiss: [[http://www.schoolbites.net/d/20110112.html Here]]
* SpotlightStealingSquad: The Pangar strips (comics about Holly's pet cat) that suddenly started showing up on the Friday strips. It became obvious Holly was liking working on that more then ''School Bites''. Pretty soon there was a Kickstarter for a stand alone book. And it still continues on in the Tarot series.
%%* {{Squee}}: [[http://www.schoolbites.net/d/20100915.html Fujiko]].
* SuperDeformed: The vast majority of chapters two through five. Almost unused in the (first half of the) first chapter. Cut back to none halfway through the sixth.
* SweetTooth: So far, Imp is the only exception. And he can cook '''them''' sweets.
* TakeThat: [[http://schoolbites.net/d/20101105.html Stake me]], [[Literature/{{Twilight}} I Glitter]].
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Cherri. Guess.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Cleobatra; half African American, half Jewish.
* UglyCute: Imp is supposed to be "ugly" in-universe (being a [[LooksLikeOrlok Nosferatu]]), but is actually kind of cute; IMHO, he looks like a green-skinned, pointy-eared [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Aang]].
%%* TheUnfavorite: Imp among his family.
* WallCrawl: [[http://www.schoolbites.net/d/20110124.html The end of this page.]] Must come natural to vampires since this is the first time Cherri does it.
* WorthIt: When [[http://schoolbites.net/d/20110307.html Cherri is called to the principal's office for detention]]:
-->'''Annie:''' Just remember Cherri, whatever happens, it was worth it.[[note]]Turns out she's speaking from experience as her back story shows.[[/note]]
* ZettaiRyouiki: Annie Mia and Professor E. Cherri gets close at times and gets all the way there in the Valentine's Day 2010 filler.
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