Groovy, Kinda is a Mundane Fantastic webcomic by Charlie Wise. Follow the comedic misadventures of Larry Pye, Edison Lighthouse, and Anya Langerak, as they try to make a Love Triangle work. Groovy, Kinda is unique in that the leads are all in their late 30s to early 40s.Supporting characters include Stephanie Rossum, a tall, blond Robot Girl from another universe, and Toivo Mackelakangishelmuumaki, Larry's best friend, a gay Neanderthal.
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Adorkable: Larry and Stephanie both have their moments.
All Women Are Lustful: Almost. While Edison wants Larry and Anya, and Anya wants Larry and Edison, Stephanie's not programmed to want anybody. Yet.
Artificial Human: Stephanie Rossum. Tall, blonde, adorable. Loves pudding and books with pictures of kittens. This Robot Girl smokes cigarettes, which she can light with her finger.
Art Shift: Starts to look like Archie comics during the flashbacks to Edison's youth, juxtaposed with the emotional complexity of her relationships.
Bacon Addiction: Stephanie creates a waffle made entirely of bacon. It is well-received.
Bare Your Midriff: Both Edison and Eleanor sport ultra-low hiphuggers, which always show a bit of tummy. The drunker Edison gets, the wider the gap between her pants and her top. She also has a mysterious navel piercing.
But Liquor Is Quicker: At her soberest (a relative term), Edison Lighthouse calls to mind a 1950s television housewife. As her day and her drinking progress, she begins to lose both buttons and inhibitions.
Hot Librarian: Anya Langerak appears to be a shy, somewhat overweight Cute Bookworm. As the story unfolds, we find out that this Children's Librarian is the former love slave to Eleanor, and has a deep submissive streak. She also sports some world-class cleavage when hosting a dinner for Larry and Edison.
Love Dodecahedron: Though the comic focuses primarily on the relationships between the three main characters, there are hints that things are going to become a bit more complicated.
Mundane Fantastic: Eleanor invented the Discombobulationotron, which can open up a (literal) doorway into another universe. Larry mentions how he and Phyl Sampson investigated the Plateau that Time Misplaced (with dinosaurs), The Underwater Aliens, and helped build The Great Saharan Monorail. Also there may be a Venusian Cat Girl running loose.
Mysterious Past: Edison Lighthouse, as Rosemary Pipkin, lived with her husband and teenage son in a Riverdale like suburb. Now she's a presumably single, alcoholic artist living in an apartment in Innesmount. Also, Larry Pye used to date The Famous Supermodel Victoria, Eleanor's sister, until something happened that no one is allowed to mention.
Stacy's Mom: As revealed in flashbacks and dreams, Edison Lighthouse ued to wear sexy outfits, as a ploy to get more of her teenaged son's friends to come over and play with him. Fortifying herself with Dutch Courage, this rapidly descended into heavy drinking.
Webcomic Time: Groovy Kinda starts on a Friday night, and, after 180+ strips, has made it to the following Wednesday afternoon. Larry's slept with Edison, Edison's slept with Anya, Stephanie took a ride in an airship, learned to smoke, and got a library card. And a character died.