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-->''You and your NEIGHBOR have been rivals since you settled in this lawnring. You've sparred on more occasions than it is sensible to discuss, and you can't help but despair at the fact that, barring some freak medical accident, you two will undoubtedly be assigned to the same Recruitador ship, and likewise, to the same Alternian Battlecruiser. [...]''
-->''You are destined to hate each other forever. But secretly, you sort of have the hots for her.''

''The Motley Two'' is a ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' FanFic in the format of a [[MSPaintAdventures MSPA Forum]] adventure by Graven_Image - a sort of InteractiveComic, except, uh, this particular adventure is a ''text'' adventure and thus without pictures. Usually. So, it's basically a textual story driven by reader-given commands. Though some illustrations do occasionally appear.

Story-wise, ''The Motley Two'' follows the shenanigans of two ''Homestuck'' trolls freshly drafted onto an Alternian military spaceship, Talies Heoria and Kaogin Lisrey, and focuses on their FoeYay / BelligerentSexualTension 'kismesissitude' relationship as well as other aspects of the ever-confusing troll romance.

It can be found [[http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?32635 here]], and a convenient and aesthetic mirror is available [[http://nixshadow.com/mspfa/?adv=205 here]].

On hiatus since March the 26th, unfortunately.
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!!This work displays the following tropes:
* AirVentPassageway: Perria, TheRival of the spaceship's captain, uses air vents to hide and move around undetected. This is also how Tetras slips into Talies' room. These are some big and practical air vents.
* AngstWhatAngst: Ricord is determined not to let his status as a {{Mook}}-in-Training discourage him.
* ApocalypseHow: A Class-X3 happened sometime in the past, eradicating the entire Troll race due to the canon actions of the 12 trolls from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. However, something allowed them to enact a SnapBack on their home universe while simultaneously returning to it. By the time everyone figured out what happened (which is to say, sweeps and sweeps later), the trolls at fault were so high up in the Imperial hierarchy that no one who wanted to get revenge on them could.
* ArtificialLimbs: Kaogin's arm and leg.
* BelligerentSexualTension
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Kaogin and Talies's lusii.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Suddenly, Troll Fidel Castro!
* CannonFodder: Threshecutioners fill this role in the Alternian military. Trolls get assigned there if their blood is too low on the hemospectrum, if they screw up royally in their assignments, or if they just [[DeathSeeker sign up for the division on purpose.]]
* CreepyTwins: The twins thingOne and thingTwo are usually just annoying, but decide to invoke this trope a bit when confronting their former [[VirtualTrainingSimulation (virtual)]] killer, Tetras.
* [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped A Ceiling On Them]]: In the second simulation, Kaogin, thingOne, and thingTwo's plot to kill Tetras is halted abruptly by the second floor of the building (and Talies) coming down on them.
* ElectronicEyes: Talies' robotic eye.
* FeudingFamilies: The Megidos and the Serkets. Given how [[BizarreAlienBiology Troll "families"]] work, though, no one gets into it without knowing full well what they're in for.
* FingerlessGloves: Talies, as seen in the illustrations.
** Now we know ''why'' he wears them. Writer-Mages get a [[PowerTattoo rune inscribed on their hands]] to sensitize them to the flow of magical energy. Talies wears the gloves because the rune makes the affected area sensitive to ''touch'', as well.
* FoeYay: Kismesissitude like usual among the ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' trolls.
* FunetikAksent: Quinsy.
* FourthWallObserver: Rambar. He ''talks back'' to the people sending him commands across dimensions, I.E. the readers.
* TheGambler: Tetras, who uses weaponized dice with a number of effects depending on the number rolled. She is actually pretty unlucky and often rolls low... but it's okay, since her IMPERIAL DUET has powerful effects with any extreme roll, not just high ones.
* GeometricMagic: Talies' WRITER-MAGE abilities rely on drawing runes with pen-on-paper.
* HellishPupils: One of Tetras' eyes has three pupils, fitting for a descendant of Vriska Serket.
* IntoxicationEnsues: Talies gets '''massively''' drunk during the post-liftoff party aboard the ''Hiroja''. Or massively high. It's kind of hard to quantify, given [[IDrankWhat what could have been in those drinks...]]
* KnifeNut: Quinsy Sharps, who is literally described as a "KNIFE NUT".
* NoodleIncident: Whatever it was that took Talies' eye and two of Kaogin's limbs.
* NextGenFic: Some of the troll characters are descendants of ''Homestuck''[='=]s canon trolls, and share their last name and display similar abilities and personality.
* NukeEm: In one of the [[VirtualTrainingSimulation VR simulations]], one team has to hold out until [[DeathFromAbove UV bombs]] become available. After that, the enemy team is [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat assured]] of a rather painful loss.
* NumericalThemeNaming: Tetras (from the prefix ''tetra-'' = four), whose theme is the number four.
* NumerologicalMotif: Rambar has a "th1ng" for the number one.
** And Tetras, for four, as mentioned above.
* OneHitKill: Kaogin's victim in [[http://nixshadow.com/mspfa/?s=205&p=261 the VR simulation]] never knew what hit her.
* OneOfUs: The author. Talies' online handle is [[MemeticMutation memeticMutant]].
* PointyHairedBoss: Perria Makara. How someone like her got to the rank of Admiral is anyone's guess.
* ThePenIsMightier: Talies certainly seems to think so.
* [[ShortDistancePhoneCall Short Distance Internet Trolling]]: A moment of silliness between Talies and Kaogin in an elevator.
* ShoutOut: [[Webcomic/EightBitTheater Swordchucks (Swordchaku?)]] are apparently not only valid Alternian weapons, but are quite deadly in the right hands.
** Also, Kaogin says she prays to [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Gork and Mork]].
* TheStoner: Perria again. Though, given [[MonsterClown who she's related to]], this is probably for the best.
* SuperStrength: Kaogin's mechanical arm can apparently tear down walls.
* VirtualTrainingSimulation: Modelled after team multiplayer first-person shooters. Becomes a focus of the plot later on. The fact that the author is a big ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' fan [[AuthorAppeal might have something to do with it]].
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Talies hears extradimensional beings speaking to him. That is, to say, [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall you.]]
* WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants: A lot of the story is whipped up at the whims of the readers, as is usual for {{Interactive Comic}}s.
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