Webcomic / Diesel Sweeties
is an Life Embellished Webcomic
written by R. Stevens, an avid and open distainer and hater of elves
. It can be found here
. For a few month it was also published daily in some newspapers via the King syndicate, before Stevens was done in by the heavier schedule and content restrictions.
The comic would be a fairly typical story about urban twentysomethings engaging in witty banter
and casual relationships
, but also notes that several main characters are robots, who are perfectly able to have said relationships with humans. Notable cast members include:
- Clango, a likeable but naive robot
- Maura, alcoholic former porn star in (and out of) a long term relationship with him
- Lil' Sis, caustic sister of Maura
- Metal Steve, a Christian metalhead
- Alle Vegetoksis, a neo-hippie and Steve's wife
- Electron Mike, Apple fan with no social skills
- Otakate, a blue-haired internet dweller
- Indie Rock Pete, a hipster with impressive misfortune
- Red Robot, a machine with no respect for human life (except his girlfriend)
The comic is computer-drawn in a heavily pixelated
style. Part of the Dumbrella
syndicate, along with Bad Machinery
. It also connects to the Questionable Content
universe by way of Li'l Sis' fling with Amanda Whitaker.
The comic provides examples of:
- Author Avatar
- Biggus Dickus: According to Pale Suzie, Metal Steve's 9 inch (ca. 22.86 cm) long.
- Crush. Kill. Destroy!: Red Robot
- Dream Sequence: The sentient toaster dreams about getting back at CLango and Maura.
- Exiled to the Couch: Maura exiled Clango for a week, after he made anti-organic remarks.
- Fantastic Racism: Robots are not allowed in bars.
- Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Metal Steve, and usually Lil' Sis. People tend not to cuss often, either, which is weird for a webcomic that involves so much sex.
- Geeky Turn-On: How connections are made.
- Heh Heh, You Said X: Tee hee! You said "modicum"!
- Insult Backfire: Lil' Sis' thoughts about Indie Rock Pete's new song.
- Love Dodecahedron: It's pretty alarming. There's a diagram drawn here, but even that's out of date now.
- Nobody Poops: averted SO MUCH.
- Pirate: Lil' Sis is shocked about Red Robot's hostility towards pirates.
- Pixel Art Comic
- Pixellation: Suzie topless.
- The Merch: This is one of few self-sufficient webcomics out there.
- Toilet Humour: Occasionally, mostly from Lil' Sis.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: When Eve went postal on Clango.
- Rocket Punch: in the Dream Sequence of Clango's cat.
- Screw Yourself: Clango has created a double to go to work, so he can stay at home. When he remembered, that he has no job: "Then let's make out!"
- Self-Parody: Strip 2513
- Yandere: Red Robot lied to have murdered his ex.
- Webcomic Time