''[[http://www.somethinghappens.net/ Something Happens]]'' is a weekly WebComic in the vein of ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'', created by [[ThomasKDye Thomas K. Dye]] of ''Webcomic/{{Newshounds}}''. With the exception of {{Guest Strip}}s (by TimTylor, among others) when Dye has needed to take hiatus, there is almost no continuity between individual strips, allowing for maximum absurdity potential.

At [[http://www.somethinghappens.net/d/20091230.html the beginning of 2010]], Dye took an extended hiatus from ''Something Happens'' to focus on [[http://www.somethinghappens.net/d/20100106.html a personal project]]. He returned on August 4th of that year, but then ended the comic for good on January 1st, 2012.


!!This WebComic provides examples of:
* AGodAmI: Subverted, when a fish tries to convince a newcomer to the Afterlife that "God" was a typo.
* AIIsACrapshoot: Three robot "children" who grow up delinquent.
* AliensAreBastards: Luckily, the Zednoughts are ''still'' putting HumanityOnTrial, so maybe we have some time.
** Another set of aliens lighten up after seeing two people wreck their cars.
* DadaComics
* BookEnds : Everyday [[http://somethinghappens.keenspot.com/d/20060418.html Something]]...[[http://somethinghappens.keenspot.com Happens]]
-->...What! Where When!
* DeliveryStork: Causes trouble for a woman booking an airline flight.
* DrinkingTheKoolAid: Kool-Aid Man himself gives a blogger a massive ReasonYouSuckSpeech for using this trope. His kid believes he may have an ulterior motive.
* EverybodyKnewAlready: [[http://somethinghappens.keenspot.com/d/20110209.html Bev knows all about it.]]
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Somethings happen, sho 'nuff!
* HumanityOnTrial: [[http://somethinghappens.keenspot.com/d/20060518.html Return in seven centuries, thirty-six years, five months, two weeks, and four days to see the final verdict over-turned on a technicality!!!]]
* HumansAreBastards: Several. Check out the HumanityOnTrial link above for one.
* IntelligentGerbil: All over the place. What, an absurdist comic is going to stick to plain old animals?
* IronicEcho: Is that an ant farm, or an Etch-A-Sketch?
* JumpedTheShark: [[DiscussedTrope Referred to by name]] in-universe when [[http://www.somethinghappens.net/d/20060601.html the gods watch television.]]
* LeftHanging: The focus of a strip with a message.
* MadScientist: One builds robot children that grow up delinquent. Another puts a rival into a whole other virtual world [[spoiler:-- although he was in the ''rival's'' virtual world]].
* MasterOfIllusion: Steve in Tyler's virtual world [[spoiler:-- which Tyler built in Steve's virtual world]].
* MeaningfulEcho: One person's parents tried this, to subverted effect.
* MeaningfulName: One strip is interrupted by a character who points out how co-workers Chris and Judy are heavy-handed religious metaphors.
* OperatorFromIndia: ...or maybe a little [[http://www.somethinghappens.net/d/20060420.html farther than that.]]
* SendInTheClones: Two parents feel their son Kyle is so successful they clone him into Kyle II [[spoiler: -- Kyle III, and Kyle IV: A New Beginning]].
* ShoutOut: Besides the one above, [[http://somethinghappens.keenspot.com/d/20080102.html this strip]] about deciding America's new Bill of Rights has a subtle one to {{ComicBook/Bone}} as one of the "common sense rules": "Never play an ace when a two will do."
* SideEffectsInclude: Eternazec.
* SkewedPriorities: The source of many a punchline, whether it be finding civilization or discovering paradise.
* TheProblemWithPenIsland: "Guantanamo Terrorist Training Camp."
* TitleDrop: In the first (proper)[[spoiler: and last]] panel.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: [[http://somethinghappens.keenspot.com/d/20060627.html Eternazac]], an immortality drug, has more dreadful side-effects than you can shake a stick at, mostly pertaining to being immortal.