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''[[http://hijinksensue.com/ Hijinks Ensue]]'' is a geek-oriented webcomic, written and drawn by Joel Watson. From its inception in 2007 to early 2012 it operated on a gag-a-day basis without any significant continuity, making fun of pop culture and geek issues from the eyes of the AuthorAvatar and his two best friends. (When making a short two or three installment comic, the artist would often add a comment condemning continuity in terms like "ahh, it burns!") Watson has subsequently admitted he didn't include continuity because he didn't view what he was doing as "real" fiction, and apologized.

In 2012 continuing storylines were introduced, and as of 2013, it has been rebooted with an entirely continuity-based format covering the highly fictionalized--or at least one would ''hope'' so--life of the artist, his family, and his friends, including several other notable webcartoonists.

The site also encompasses "LoFiJinks," black and white gag oriented strips drawn in a simpler style, and "Faneurysm," usually single panel comics with a pop culture joke.

Not to be confused with the trope HilarityEnsues.

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!!This webcomic provides examples of:

* AlwaysChaoticEvil: FOX executives.
* AltText: Starting with the September 2010 site redesign.
* TheAlcoholic: Eli. He is very rarely shown sober.
* ArbitrarySkepticism: Parodied in [[http://hijinksensue.com/2009/05/13/a-severe-case-of-scullyosis/ this strip]].
* ArtEvolution: Most of it happens in the first dozen comics, but it appears ongoing.
* BaconAddiction: According to Josh, everything's better with bacon. And he does mean EVERYTHING. The strip mentions "Josh juice" as his favorite drink: bacon drippings mixed with vodka.
* BazaarOfTheBizarre: Film/{{District 9}}, as parodied in [[http://hijinksensue.com/2009/08/17/its-a-tourist-trap/ this strip]]. "Oooh! Spoiled pig face!" Also the multipart comic [[http://hijinksensue.com/comic/under-the-bridge-downtown-pt-1/ Under the Bridge Downtown]] about a local swap meet.
* TheBear: Josh is a textbook example. He's also into Bears himself
* BaitAndSwitchComparison: Between spoiled hollandaise sauce and antifreeze.
* {{Cosplay}}: Josh's infamous [[VideoGame/GodOfWar Kratos]] costume, which spurs him to create a kickass [[Franchise/{{Bioshock}} Big Daddy/Little Sister]] combo suit.
* {{Filler}}: The various "photo comics" that Joel has begun posting whenever he goes on a trip somewhere.
* GuestStrip
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Satan appeared in one strip to chastisize PatRobertson for his comments on Haiti in the wake of the earthquake disaster. He does however cut the call in order to cow-tow to [[TakeThat Rush Limbaugh]]
* HaveYouToldAnyoneElse: Provides the trope image.
* ImAHumanitarian: Josh ate ''his own'' replacement arm he had been growing from pig DNA when he realized it was made of pork.
** It should be noted that he grew the arm by cutting off his original one and dusting the wound with bacon bits because he read a story about a man who grew a new limb using pig DNA.
* {{Hobos}}: The recurring character Boxcar Pete, who wears a monocle, [[TalkLikeAPirate talks like a pirate]], and buys Josh's used iPhones.
* LifeEmbellished: Obviously almost none of what goes on in the strip really happened, but the characters are real people. Often in the strip's blog entries, Watson will tell how much is true, how much is false, and who it actually happened to.
* NightmareFetishist: Eli, having been essentially raised on a steady diet of horror media since childhood is now essentially immune to any sort of horror movie. Apparently he used to to call [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] "Papa Frederico" when he was a child.
* PodCast: Weekly.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Many strips are based on real-life events (and branch off heavily according to the RuleOfFunny): Josh's Kratos costume going viral, the site's issues with their first host, Joel's hard drive dying, Joel's spine problems...
* SliceOfLife
* TakeThat: Too many to count. Starting from the very first installment, which makes fun of ''Spider-Man 3''.
* TalkLikeAPirate: Boxcar Pete.
* TheyKilledKenny: Josh. There's actually a tag for "Josh dies". This was eventually dropped.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Josh ''really'' likes bacon.
* UnsoundEffect: Frequently.
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