->''Life is what happens when Mom kicks you out''

A comic about an old house, a geek, a cute transvestite, a tall lesbian, and several ghosts - with guardian angels, personal demons and not-so-alien aliens featuring in later storylines. Found [[http://tmi-comic.com/2005/05/04/content-warning/ here]] Occasionally NSFW.

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'''Tropes Used'''
* AlienAbduction: Twice so far to Ace - the first time he woke up and caused havoc, the second time he was recruited specifically because he caused havoc...
* AllegedCar: Ace's van, Old Faithful.
* AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles: Played with [[http://tmi-comic.com/2006/01/09/bleach/ here]]
* AnalProbing: Discussed - Orions don't, but TheGreys [[AliensAreBastards are bastards]] so do it for the lulz.
* BachelorAuction: Ace and Carly are conned into participating in one early on.
* BadassGrandpa: Grampy
* BarbieDollAnatomy: [[http://tmi-comic.com/2007/12/01/pg-13/ Lampshaded]]
* BatmanGambit: Done by [[spoiler: the Devil himself]], when [[spoiler: Pixie's ex, Steve,]] nearly dies in a fire.
* BettyAndVeronica: Maddie and Jaz
* {{Bishounen}}: Carly says this is the reason women find him attractive even though he's gay.
* BlindDate: Ace after the BachelorAuction above.
* BigRedButton: Anton combines this with BreakingTheFourthWall: "Because that podlink town doesn't even show up on Google! [[http://tmi-comic.com/comic/vraiment-petit/ And don't click on Image Search.]] Trust me on that."
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Occasional "Backstage" strips, usually set in front of a frame-filling wall - although there have been [[http://tmi-comic.com/comic/ill-kiss-the-world-goodbye/ exceptions]] (inc. BigRedButton above).
* BrickJoke: Rusty and Regina are shown heading off into space [[http://tmi-comic.com/comic/audacious/ in one strip]]. Several commentators thought that was the end of them... but just over a month later, [[http://tmi-comic.com/comic/noisy/ they're back]] - and inside the ship.
* ButchLesbian: Rocky, whose real name is Roxanne.
* ClarkKenting: [[http://tmi-comic.com/comic/come-again/ Trey]].
* CoolOldGuy: Grampy
* CuteGhostGirl: Spookie
* CuteKitten: Six of them: Chance, Victoria, Ms. Mistoffelees, Shinobi, Buzzsaw (except when [[CatsAreMean near Carly or Ace]]) and Crash.
* DeusExMachina: Lampshaded, courtesy of [[http://tmi-comic.com/comic/coincidence/ Angel!Spookie]]
* DisappearedDad: Ace's Father
* WeSellEverything: Cartmart. Even the Orions shop there!
* FairCop: [[strike:Officer Friendly]] Sharron
* FateWorseThanDeath: Lady Si was [[http://tmi-comic.com/comic/stone-cold/ threatened]] with this: "One is embedded alive in a giant diamond the size of a large coffin, like a fly in amber, and put on display. It's not fatal to an Eternal. As long as there's sufficient ambient energy, the nano-machines keep us alive and aware."
* ForgottenFirstMeeting: The latest addition to Ace's UnwantedHarem is a very tall Ainu girl who ran away from home because she was always being mocked for [[HugeSchoolgirl her size]], determined to find the only boy who'd ever called her pretty - a young Gaijin boy she'd found lost back in Hokkaido, and helped to find a police-box. Cue the revelation that Ace had gotten lost during a trip to Hokkaido with his mom when he was a kid, and had been helped by a pretty redhead...
* GodivaHair: Cleopatra, Shaed.
* GodsNeedPrayerBadly: Some spirits can become Astrals by having enough worshipers. Losing those worshipers causes them to die.
* GoodAngelBadAngel: Spooky and Cleopatra to Ace.
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: Child!Ace and Teen!Ace meet several Orion females (conveniently, males aren't trusted to be let loose on deck) - although their green skin is due to ingesting pills which replace melanin with chlorophyll.
* HauntedHeadquarters: The house the main cast lives in practically attracts ghosts.
* HumanOutsideAlienInside: Inverted. Orions look alien, with their green skin and antenna, but [[spoiler: are human (separated from Terra for a few thousand years) and the antennae are cybernetic, connected to a neural implant.]]
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Several chapters have themed page names (e.g. Sting songs, games).
* IDontWantToRuinOurFriendship: Ace with...everyone. See UnwantedHarem below.
* ISeeDeadPeople: Ace is able to see ghosts. Jaz and some others are able to sense them, but not as strongly.
* IThinkYouBrokeHim: Happens to both [[http://tmi-comic.com/comic/spell-it-out/ Ace]] and [[http://tmi-comic.com/comic/checkmate/ Luna]].
* IWasQuiteALooker: Rosa.
** She's still pretty good looking.
* IncompatibleOrientation: Rocky and Carly used to date. It's implied that this is the reason it didn't work out. Luna still hasn't given up on Carly either, despite the fact that he's a gay transvestite. [[spoiler:Rocky and Carly eventually resume their relationship.]]
* JacobMarleyApparel: Ghosts appear in what they died in. Souls however (there's a difference here) appear naked.
* LesbianJock: Rocky
* MamaBear: Ace's Mom. [[spoiler: It's implied she destroyed the homeworld of an alien race called Saurians because they endangered her boy.]]
* NoodleIncident: [[http://tmi-comic.com/comic/contact-2/ "That kid's still in therapy, you know."]]
* OneDialogueTwoConversations: Several times
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Rocky slips in and out of her southern drawl. At least until her grandfather calls her out on it.
* {{Otaku}}: Gina is a major anime otaku.
* OutOfTimeOutOfMind: Happened numerous times to Ace, to date four times on-screen and unspecified times off-screen.
* RetiredBadass: Again, Grampy.
* RobotGirl: Rusty.
* RunningGag: A few
** Ace nearly falling asleep just for a ghost to wake him up.
** Maddie catching Ace in a compromising situation with another girl.
** Ace turning his back to avoid seeing naked females (especially his mum) in the hot tub.
** Ace's nuclear grade hot sauce.
** (Police) Officer Sharron Friendly almost always being the officer to turn up. Needless to say, it's eventually [[http://tmi-comic.com/comic/soaked-2/ Lampshaded]].
* SapientShip: [[http://tmi-comic.com/comic/double-down/ OIS Rod Serling]], [[http://tmi-comic.com/comic/depth-and-feeling/ Ruby Begonia]].
* {{Seer}}: Jaz, although she only gets flashes, not full visions.
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Astrally travelling two years in the past to stop Meimei committing suicide - the TemporalParadox is resolved by past timeline!Ace becoming Deuce, an "echo", while new timeline!Ace regards it as AllJustADream.
* ShoutOut: Several references to sci-fi series, especially Star Trek.
* {{Spinoff}}: Maddie's Monster, which later got lost in a site crash.
* SpoiledSweet: Maddie
* TeenGenius: Luna's uncanny ability to marry research, observation and speculation to form hypotheses. May be bordering on GeniusDitz.
* TheAce: Ace, surprisingly enough.
* TheChessmaster: Rosa - at times it seems she's manipulating half the cast.
* UnfinishedBusiness: The reason the ghosts can't move on.
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: Even though there was no romantic involvement, this happens when Ace finds out that Carly is actually Carl Lee.
* UnwantedHarem: Ace's is made up of an heiress supermodel, her best friend, a psychic nurse/stripper, a policewoman, a ghost who later becomes an angel, that ghost's great-granddaughter, and his pregnant ex-girlfriend from high school. [[LampShadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Carly [[http://tmi-comic.com/comic/last-visitor/ here]].
** ...and a very tall redheaded japanese girl tied to him with a RedStringOfFate worthy of the cheesiest of romantic anime.
** In the Teen!Ace in Space arc, several aliens and even a maintenance droid (!)
* WallOfText: There [[http://tmi-comic.com/comic/too-much-information-415/ have]] [[http://tmi-comic.com/comic/relative-logic/ been]] a [[http://tmi-comic.com/comic/tighter-tighter/ few]] [[http://tmi-comic.com/comic/i-robot/ examples]] - not only are they now Lampshaded in the author's notes below the strip, but the author's notes can occasionally be a WallOfText as well...
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Carly, rarely seen out of feminine clothing. "[[http://tmi-comic.com/comic/a-difference/ I would never want to be a woman. That would spoil all the fun of dressing like one.]]""