- Jossed: Fans theorized that one of the other comics on Virus Comix site (about a Russian comic book artist who is working in secret on a 1000 page masterwork, labeled "Based On True Events") may be Rowntree's actual history. However... in actual comments, Rowntree has stated that his mother is from Malmö, he is half-English and he grew up 45 minutes from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
- One of Us: Rowntree said on Facebook that "i love that site", that site being this site.
- Shout-Out: The file namenote of this comic, as well as Ethel's subconscious having a war room, a shirking president, a British captain and an ex-Nazi adviser, as well as the fact that they're all the same person, are all allusions to Dr. Strangelove.
- The Wiki Rule: Yes, there's a wiki for this webcomic. See it here.
- What Could Have Been: The Museum of the Theoretical strip, where she meets herself as a bookish, professorial type in a drab pantsuit.
- Ethel too has been to the Museum of the Theoretical, and met three other Ethels with completely different lives.
TV Tropes pages illustrated by Subnormality comics (links to the comics included)
- Adam Westing (comic)
- Flanderization (comic)
- Hitler's Time Travel Exemption Act (comic)
- Monster of the Week (comic)
- Periphery Demographic (comic)
- Pragmatic Villainy (comic)
- Railroading (comic)
- Reconstruction (comic)
- Vocal Minority (comic)