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'''If you are looking for the trope, see CatharsisFactor.'''

''Catharsis'' is a webcomic about a young woman, her pet dragon, his squirrel buddy and a couple of baby Dust Bunnies. Oh, and Pirate Sock. Can't forget about [[ItMakesSenseInContext Pirate Sock]].

''Catharsis'' was at http://www.catharsiscomic.com/. Current whereabouts unknown.

You can read the archives at https://web.archive.org/web/20081007080840/http://catharsiscomic.com/

* Rremly, a dragon over 300 years old (a runt) who is visible as such only to people who believe in dragons.
* Gwen, the young woman who owns the apartment, and can sometimes alternate to a younger form named Tennibrook (inner child manifestation. Not admittedly magical; may be entirely imagined).
* Baxter: A sardonic, [[ItMakesSenseInContext now bald]] squirrel. Has a bit of a love affair with Gwen's old [[ICallItVera SNES]].
* Bitey: One of three dust-bunny baby translators that now live in the apartment, coming from the land under the chair; loves to bite Baxter. Other two rarely mentioned.
* Aja: Gwen's kitten. Claims to be a ninja.
* AuthorAvatar
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Tennibrook. In fact, "walking around barefoot" was actually listed as one of her likes on her profile page.
* {{Filler}}: Heartbreakingly massive amounts of it.
* ICallItVera: The SNES, Vanessa.
* IntellectualAnimal: Baxter
* [[InvisibleToNormals A Dog To Normals]]: Rremly appears as a dog to people [[WeirdnessCensor who don't believe in dragons]], even when this would strain credulity like when he's flying (he appears as a flying dog).
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite his prickly demeanor, Baxter can be quite nice.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: In a subversion, dragons are usually giant flying, firebreathing monsters that sit on hoards of gold and are generally quite nasty. Rremly being a runt, is a bit bigger than a dog, can't really breathe fire, has a sock hoard and is extremely nice.
* SharedUniverse: Gwen's apartment is in the same building as the main cast of ''[[http://www.nekothekitty.net/ Neko The Kitty]]''. Aya is Neko's daughter.
* TranslatorMicrobes: The baby dust bunnies. Gwen does a LampshadeHanging by mentioning fish instead.
* WeirdnessCensor: The reason Rremly is seen as a dog to nonbelievers.