Life is a rhapsody - irregular in form, and you always have to improvise. Depressing? Maybe, but anything you can jam to canít be all bad.Rhapsodies
is a webcomic by Bill Morse dealing with the lives of neighbors, Paul Huen, Kate Jennersten and Brian Fitzpatrick and all of their friends.
Updated weekdays it also has a wiki.
This webcomic contains examples of the following tropes:
- Art Evolution: The style stays largely the same, but lines become much cleaner and more precise over time.
- Caffeine Bullet Time: While this hasn't actually happened, it's a big enough concern that there's a state wide conspiracy going on to make sure Brian only ever gets decaf.
- Casanova Wannabe: Brian and his fruitless attempts to impress Kate, who usually responds with a sarcastic barb or a good old-fashioned punch in the face.
- Confessional: Brian gets dragged to church by his mother and lists a series ofÖmishaps that have occurred since his last confession.
- Expressive Hair Paul's mullet tends to fluff up when he's mad or shocked.
- The Fair Folk: Peaseblossom, the pixie featured in many of the strip's dream sequences, is at best capricious with a very mercurial temperament. At worst some of her "bright ideas" are kind of... fatal.
- "Friends" Rent Control: Subverted, the Fitzpatricks have a huge problem renting the three apartments around Brianís, even at slum rates.
- I Need a Freaking Drink: Kate during a particularly nasty bout of writerís block. Nancy is prone to this from time to time as well.
- Raised Catholic: The Fitzpatricks. Neither Brian or Rowan appear to practice but they both say the Virgin Mary's name in vain and get dragged to confession by their mom.
- Weirdness Censor: There appears to be quite a bit going on in the peripheral vision that most of the cast seems to be unaware of... and those who are, aren't talking.