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Webcomic: Curvy
Spacetime is Curvy
—From Anas' notes for her Physics class

Curvy is a webcomic by Sylvan Migdal, under the psuedonym of "M. Magdalene" (though all his other works are linked from the Curvy page). It updates weekly on Saturdays. The comic is way too NSFW to link.

Anas Phalse is an Ordinary High-School Student, who plays softball and worries about passing her Physics class. One day she meets Fauna Lokjom, Despoina (Princess) of Candy World. Anas helps Fauna flee from the bad guys who are chasing her. They flee from reality to reality. They are chased by the minions of Prince Boglox of Stupid World, and by Fervid Wexler, a Federal Agent who believes that Anas and Fauna are terroristbes.

This comic shows examples of:

  • A Date with Rosie Palms: Fauna uses a little visit down south, to help locate Anas in Super World. Yes, she has mystic masturbation location powers.
  • Abusive Parents and Arranged Marriage: The Imperator of Candy World (Fauna's father) agreed to marry his daughter to Prince Boglox. In exchange, Boglox will pay the royal gambling debts.
  • Accidental Marriage: In marriage ceremonies on Candy World, the bride is wrapped in a plastic bag and the groom unwraps her. Anas arrives in the nick of time, breaks up the wedding between Fauna and Prince Boglox, and unwraps Fauna herself. Fauna now believes that she's married to Anas.
  • Air-Vent Passageway: used by Fauna. Justified, as her liquorice body is more... squeezable than a human body.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: After returning home she covers for her absence by admitting to working on a political campaign.
  • Awesome McCoolname: The humans (with the exception of Anas' mother Colette and Boglox' teacher Mallory) all have unusual or outright off-the-wall names, including Anas' brother Torus, and dumber-than-a-sack-of-hammers special agent Fervid Wexler.
  • Badass Normal: On Super World, Anas adopts the identity of Slurve, who beats up muggers and other bad guys with her baseball bat.
  • Barrier-Busting Blow: After "Dropping some carnal knowledge" with Anais, Mallory jumps downstairs with her, slightly disappointed that Fauna isn't there. Cue Fauna punching through the wall, and into Mallory's face.
  • Big Bad: Prince Boglox is Too Dumb to Live, but his evil scheme (marry Fauna, then invade Boring World) launches the plot.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Anas and fifty mimes arrive just in time to break up the wedding.
  • Bizarro Universe: In Fauna's universe, ice cream is a staple, but broccoli is a treat and should be avoided when one is dieting.
  • Bond One-Liner: "There's your fucking lunch money!"
  • Captain Obvious: A literal one. He's a hero in Super World. It's a bit of a subversion; he has yet to say anything humorously obvious or understated.
    Captain Obvious Huh. I'm still alive.
    Ages into dust.
  • Clothing Damage: About as prevalent as any other method of getting someone naked. Anas falls victim to this when Mallory hits her with a nudifier spell.
  • Cosmic Retcon: How the heroes of Super-World are always brought back from the dead. Captain Obvious uses it to finally kill himself for good.
  • Crapsack World: Out of all the ones shown so far, Corporate World is one of the least friendly, with all people basically slaves to the leaders of the world, and absolutely everything must be bought and paid for, including pleasantries like small talk (to say nothing of smooches or sex).
  • Culture Clash: Fauna believes that she's married to Anas. Anas doesn't believe that she's married, and doesn't understand that Fauna has no clue about monogamy or sexual faithfulness. This causes Anas to run away from Fauna in Chapter 3-1. As of 1-2, they seem to have an understanding.
  • Death Seeker: Captain Obvious, due to being basically Immortal.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Fauna and Anas use it against Fervid.
    • Used by Anais again to win her game of Suicide against Mallory.
  • The Dragon: Mallory for Phince Boglox. Also a Dragon with an Agenda
  • Everybody Has Lots of Sex: Seriously.
  • Everyone Is Bi: Practically, anyway. Even, eventually, the obnoxiously straight-laced Wexler.
  • Fake-Out Make-Out: Upon seeing the leader of Stupid World, and Acuto on the streets of Corporate World, Anas promptly grabs her new roommate Katey Anne, and plants one on her. Katey Anne...doesn't seem to have much of an issue with it.
  • Flung Clothing: When Anas accidentally calls Fauna in superhero disguise by her actual name, Fauna is naked before her flung clothes even hit the ground.
  • Genre Savvy: Susie knows when to hide.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Fauna has no problem hooking up with whoever catches her fancy, even inviting a jealous Anas into the action, but gets just a little grouchy after finding out about Anas and Jonathan.
  • Important Haircut: Anas cuts her hair shortly after she becomes disillusioned with Fauna.
  • Inspector Javert: Fervid Wexler, The Men in Black who has convinced himself that Anas and Fauna are terrorists out to get the United States and keeps pursuing them, confusing the alternate worlds for Middle Eastern countries.
  • Intimate Healing: Fauna's brand of magical healing often involves smooching.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Stupid World is apparently an entire world of this. Its inhabitants insist that it's really called "Smart World."
  • Magical Girlfriend: Fauna
  • The Men in Black: Fervid Wexler
  • My Significance Sense Is Tingling: Anas' "nosy sense" is what gets the story started.
  • Multiverse: Each reality has its defining characteristic (or gimmick, as Fauna refers to it): Candy World, Stupid World, Water World, Mosquito World (Now with more poison ivy!). Anas is upset to learn that her reality, which has no particular defining characteristic, is known to the rest of reality as Boring World.
  • Naked on Arrival: Anas, upon entering Corporate World in Chapter 4-1; she apparently forgot she was nude at the time she grabbed the transfer device and winds up in a human resources department surrounded by people.
  • Naked People Are Funny
  • Official Couple: Anas and Fauna
  • Ordinary High-School Student: Anas
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: this trope seems to operate in full force in Super World, apparently preventing Fauna and Anas from recognizing each other while they're in their superhero suits.
  • Planet of Hats: Anas insists you can't sum up a whole world in one word, but apparently you can.
    • The chapters are divided among which Hat Planet Anas is on. So far, Boring World, Candy World, Ocean World, Corporate World, and Super World.
    • Boorish World was also visited briefly, by mistake. Visitors are informed that if they don't like it there, they can go eat a bag of dicks.
  • Pirate Girl: Bloodybelly Bell Comb Jelly.
  • Political Stereotype: The Candy World word for politician is actually "liar". Hence the line, "I must speak to your nation's liars".
  • Porn with Plot: And humor. Virtually every scene involves at least a little nudity or sex.
  • Pretty Freeloader: Katey-Anne, after leaving Corporate World. Anais gets fed up with her, and kicks her out.
  • Reality Warper: Mallory, after absorbing the power of Boring Worlds Monolith.
  • Runaway Bride: Fauna really doesn't want to marry Prince Boglox.
  • Schoolgirl Lesbians: and how! (Although Anas seems to be bisexual — she did hook up with mer-transman Jonathan and her softball cardcast listing describes her as a switch-hitter. Fauna, on the other hand, has shown no interest in any males so far.)
    • Anas was really enjoying watching the two male prison guards get it on, until she remembered that she wanted to escape. Not to mention the roomful of gay porn actors.
  • Ship Sinking: Anas' promising proto-relationships with Jonathan and Katey-Anne hit the rocks surprisingly fast.
  • Stranger in a Familiar Land: Anas makes it back to Boring World in Chapter 1-2 and before she realizes it she's almost back right where she started. Fauna disappears (secretly kidnapped by the government), Anas is drugged to think the whole thing was a dream (maybe), and she's surrounded by reminders of how humdrum everything is.
  • Stuffed into the Fridge: Lampshaded as part of a major Take That to The Dark Age of Comic Books.
  • Time Skip: An unspecified amount of time passes after Anais and Katey-Anne enter Super World. Long enough for Anais to grow her old haircut back.
  • The Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer: Anas has a habit of adapting rapidly to whatever weirdness she encounters in the worlds she winds up in and taking charge when necessary. Sanity Has Advantages and she's pretty much the Only Sane Man.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Mallory usually walks around with a pair of what can best be called "Boob claws". And they don't really hide anything.
  • Walking the Earth: More like Walking the Earths.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: The heroes of Super World are Immortal, due to selling the right to their lives to Corporate World, in exchange for a planet saving laser. They effectively are living comic book characters, dying, and never staying dead. And they don't like it.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: Anas. Frequently.

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