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Seventeen years in, and Pete Abrams still hasn't revealed just what " Sluggy Freelance" actually means. That hasn't, however, stopped him from dropping one of the two words without the other here and there like delicious, fan-baiting sprinkles. Recently (sixteen years in), three different possibilities showed up, but it is still not clear what it means.
"I quit! Sluggy's Freelance now!"
Parodied in this comic.
Dinosaur Comics This one advocates ending everything ever with a title drop. It actually works pretty well.
Cameron Walden has quite the terrible case of .
Zoophobia In , chapter titles often get dropped as well in a visual gag, as in "Punch Dracula" (guess what the good doctor finds himself forced to do?) and "Revenge of the Hundred Dead Ninja" (appears on a theater marquee at the beginning of the strip)
The Adventures of Dr. McNinja Used in one of the first strips. The name has not been used since.
Schlock Mercenary Until it was used as the name of the cartoon Show Within a Show about the Toughs.
Then when the narrator mentions it here.
The last two words of were...well, Better Days just that.
It was the worst case of Chopping Block he'd ever endured.
has a veeeeeeery subtle one Awkward Zombie here.
does this Books Don't Work Here here. in the second chapter.
lampshaded this by featuring a goon in one comic for this exact reason.
El Goonish Shive In , John does this and gets Least I Could Do bitchslapped by the creator.
appears in the introductory strip and Something Happens the final strip of book one. Not that Something couldn't Happen more often.
Subverted in , making reference to Shortpacked! when Roomies! the main characters share a house.
The "Trying Human Chip" in the comic Trying Human
The drops the the title of each issue at least once.
Code Crimson "I gots me some Mob Ties!"
Happens on a couple of times.
Last Res0rt Referenced in :
Sometimes you feel like you are trapped in this room. Stuck, if you will, in a sense which possibly borders on the titular.
Teased again when examining the Cruxtruder early in Act II
"Of all the places for Rose to drop the infernal thing. More than ever you feel...what's the word you're looking for?"
"Of course. Housetrapped."
The term "homestuck" does ultimately appear in the lyrics of the track Chain of Prospit from the Mobius Trip and Hadron Kaleido album.
The titles of Homestuck's acts are all dropped with the exceptions of Act 4 and Intermission 2 (which doesn't even have any text, as it consists only of a single flash). Act 6 Act 1's can be found in a walkaround flash in Act 5 Act 2 as part of an item description, but is not dropped within the act itself.
note Several of Homestuck's albums have titles based on in comic quotes, such as Heir Transparent, At the Price of Oblivion, and coloUrs and mayhem.
does this at least twice, once very early in the comic and once a hundred or so strips in.
No Need for Bushido does this Hark! A Vagrant here.
Boobs Ahoy! pulls one here. The only surprise is that it took this long.
: Super Effective CHARMANDER used METAL CLAW! IT'S SUPER EFFECTIVE!
In this happens on the very first Harkovast page and again here.
In , a Second Empire comic centered on the Daleks, a multi-page exchange between two Dalek characters Doctor Who incorporates practically every episode title of Dalek-centric stories from . For a Doctor Who Title Drop, it's about as subtle as being hit upside the head with a bag of hammers, but holds its tongue very much in cheek.
Second Empire does it Moon Over June here. Lampshaded.
Parodied, along with so many other things, in . I Was Kidnapped by Lesbian Pirates from Outer Space!!! Once an Episode the main character informs someone, sometimes herself, that she has been kidnapped and by whom.
occasionally dropped their title into the story, notably in Fans! this strip toward the end of their first Grand Finale, before the Revival;
People might call us crazy, and once in awhile me might almost belive them. But we're used to that. We're
does this so often, and in response to events which are, well, A Complete Waste Of Time a complete waste of time, that it's become something of a Running Gag.
: Cyanide and Happiness "What's it made out of?"
gets this in the second strip (which runs continually from the first), when Hanna Is Not a Boy's Name the narrator first meets Hanna.
Done on +EV here.
At the beginning of , Ohforf meets a level 75 character who The Noob calls him a noob.
The first chapter of is called Darths & Droids . 828 episodes later, in the middle of The Phantasmal Malevolence , we get A New Generation this:
Clone Trooper 2: Do you think he's dangerous? This... phantasm?
Clone Trooper 1: He's malevolent, you mark my words.
" In the caves behind my house I found a softer world"
: Precocious Here.
In Girl Genius: "I mean, if they ever write this down, they ain't gonna be calling it '*boy* genius.'" (April 7, 2014)
In one of Something Positive's early strips:
"Davan, this has to stop, okay? You're always so negative and angry, and it really worries me. You're not nearly the bad person you think you are, and things WILL get better. You've got to go do something positive with your life. I say this as a friend who cares about you."