Web Comic / Precocious

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The entire cast as it was on the 1000th update. Plus two characters added after that.note 

"Where cognitive dissonance thrives! Cute furry little animal children will lead us into chaos!"

Precocious is a Furry Webcomic by Christopher J. "Chrispy" Paulsen that stars a rather large group of "superintelligent" children who live in two separate neighborhoods, and who just happen to be anthropomorphic canines and felines. The main characters are known for being completely (but lovably) insane in one way or another. Not very serious, but very funny, the comic is about those children/mad scientists in their everyday lives.

Read it here.

Tropes:

  • Art Evolution:
    • Compare Strip #1 to Strip #28. See a difference? Good. Now look at an even later strip, like #87. Big difference, eh?
    • An even more dramatic comparison is at the bottom of this page.
    • It later regresses, at least in detail. In chronological order: eliminating color strips altogether; eliminating almost all backgrounds or inanimate objects; positioning all characters at the same depth (with few exceptions). Color is back, for now, thanks to a fan contributor.
    • However, now backgrounds seem not to be as much of an issue anymore, and there's even some varied perspective.
  • Ascended Extra:
    • Kaitlyn Hu was referred to by Chrispy as the central character of another strip. That other strip (Copper Road) , featuring her and the other side of the class, was eventually made.
    • Expanding on this, Kaitlyn and her Copper Road friends (Yvette Nutley, Quincy Wozwax and Vincent Iddenstein, plus one of Yvette's moms, Candy), have all risen in prominence in the main strip.
  • As You Know: Played for Laughs in a strip, aptly titled "Relive those memories".
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!:
  • Author Avatar: In his FAQ, Chris states that Bud was originally "a cartoony avatar of myself." However, a more straight example would be Kaitlyn Hu, especially in the Copper Road strips.
  • Bag of Holding: Quincy's supervillain persona "D20" carries his comically oversized dice in a normal-sized dice bag, which causes Jacob to make a sanity roll.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: The entire cast. Shoes are sometimes mentioned in the Alt Text but to this day only one pair has actually been seen in a non-guest strip, and they're part of a spacesuit-like costume.
    • Yvette's Halloween costume seems to include socks with embroidered toe-lines to make her feet look doll-like.
  • Batman Gambit: "See?" A battle plan that depended on what the enemy was likely to do.
  • Bedsheet Ladder: All she wanted to do. Which is why her parents planted roses under the window.
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: The Et clan. Every member of the Et's extended family seems to be either a kook, a crook, a thrill-seeker, a mad scientist, or just a bit touched in the head. Even the Ets we know are scared of their family.
  • Blackmail:
    • Autumn has huge binders full of blackmail material. For each and every person she knows.
    • Ms. Monster has some too, apparently.
  • Bob from Accounting: Few realize that in addition to his years of accounting expertise, Bob is also a talented movie critic.
  • Body Paint: The comic has one of these somehow. Except that when the model, Sydney Oven, arrived, the painter, her future husband, used her as the BRUSH. Her opinion? 'How many other families are able to hang a nude portrait of the mother over the dinner table and get away with it?' Said to...the parents of her son's classmates.
  • Brick Joke:
  • B-Movie: Or if you're assigning letter grades, F- movie. Bud finds a late night T.V. program called "$100 budget horror film theater", which is showing "Psychic Death Aquarium". Chrispy explains in the comments, "The movie consists of a static shot of an aquarium, with people constantly walking up behind it, looking weird, clutching their heads and falling over. The soundtrack is a really slow version of Yakity Sax."
  • Flanderization: Inverted (sort of). Most of the minor characters are introduced pre-Flanderized. Played straight, however, for Shii Ann Hu. Mentioned by trope name in the alt-text for strip 237.
  • For the Evulz: Dionne's impetus to do pretty much anything. Example. Not that the Gemstone Estates kids usually cite any other reason..
  • Fourth Wall Portrait: Done in the name of caricature in this strip.
  • Free-Range Children: The comic has the Sapphire Lake kids (and on occasion others) wandering around the neighbourhood, and in one arc they go downtown. Tiffany's thoughts? 'I was told lowlifes and villains hang out here [the corner of Cruelty Ave and Evil Rd]. But it's only us! Where are they?'
  • Full-Name Ultimatum: The comic has a full arc about full-name ultimatums: The names of several kids are revealed, then some try to invoke the trope to learn more middle names...

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