->'''Belle:''' I've seen how you look at Neil.
->'''Jean:''' What do you mean?!...'''I DO NOT LOOK AT NEIL IN ANY WAY!'''

''[[http://jeaniebottle.com/index.php I Dream of a Jeanie Bottle]]'' is a comic series by CD Rudd (also the author of ''[[SailorSun SailorSun.org]]''), in which two male friends come across an empty genie bottle. One of them (Jean, an unabashed ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'' fanboy) opens it and is [[KarmicTransformation transformed into the bottle's new occupant]] while the other friend, Neil, becomes her master. As can be expected, HilarityEnsues.

Because the comic is somewhat based on the iconic [[Series/IDreamOfJeannie television series]], expect many of the same situations to apply. The series also tends to cross over with other classic television shows, like {{Bewitched}}.
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!!This series provides examples of:
* AllMenArePerverts: Played with. Neil has so far been an aversion, but Jean seems to wholeheartedly believe (or more to the point, fear) that this is true.
* AttractiveBentGender: As Jeanie, Jean is very attractive. But so far Neil has manfully resisted most temptation. The female form that Jean frequently imparts upon him, Natalie, is also quite gorgeous.
* AuthorAppeal: Obviously, but even more so than in the creator's [[SailorSun other]] WebComic.
* BareYourMidriff: Goes hand in hand with:
* BedlahBabe: Jean's new look after being turned into a genie. In [[PinkMeansFeminine pink]], no less.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Inherent in the premise.
* BecomingTheGenie: The core premise of the webcomic.
* BiggerOnTheInside: Jean's [[http://jeaniebottle.com/?p=176 apartment]], and her bottle.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Lord Guano's view on what constitutes proper behavior for Genies does not conform with normally accepted concepts of good and bad, and is instead centered entirely on being properly submissive and fulfilling your master's wishes. He never punishes Jean for any of the JerkAss things she does; only for acting for her own benefit instead of her master's.
* ButtMonkey: Neil.
* TheCameo: [[Webcomic/ElGoonishShive Grace]] shows up in one strip.
** Murry and Lewy show up at the hot dog vendor.
* CastFromLifeSpan: A genie's magic is this to an extent: they can die if they overuse their powers on a broad (read: "global") scale for too long, presumably at the behest of their master. It is heavily implied that the last known genie to suffer this fate was [[spoiler: Eva Braun.]]
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Genie costumes are color coordinated with their bottles. When Jean trades bottles with Araceli, their costumes swap colors as well.
* ComedicSociopathy: Jean has little regard for the consequences of her actions unless they come to harm herself. Had their situations been reversed with Neal becoming the [[GenderBender female]] genie, Jean would have been only too happy to [[http://jeaniebottle.com/?comic=jeanie-bottle-75 use his wishes to "do" Neal.]] She turned a nerd into a girl and later chose not to turn him back due to more concern over her own problems and possibly even spite. While her reason for turning a ship captain into a woman was understandable, her DisproportionateRetribution against a friend of the captain was less so. She regularly abuses people, especially [[ButtMonkey Neal]], for her own needs, without any respect at all for theirs. This trait of hers is usually PlayedForLaughs.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Jeannie is mortified when Belle reveals that Neil, whom Jeannie had disguised as the male Jean, is a much better lover than Jean ever was (probably because Neil's a lot less selfish.) Her solution? Sleep with Neil herself to find out what makes him so good in bed.
* CluelessChickMagnet: Neil has two genies fighting over him, probably because he's a nice guy who does not try to take advantage of them as Jeanie fears and Aracelli has probably experienced.
* DistractedByTheSexy / RagingStiffie: Neil cannot control himself when Jean presses herself against him or if she is wearing revealing outfits / bikinis.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: As with all comics of this type, Jean will likely never be changed back no matter what she does. Made blatantly obvious by the fact that her powers are best summed up as 'can do almost anything except transform her body back to being male'.
* FirstLawOfGenderBending: No woman has been transformed into a man so far in the comic's run.
* FollowTheLeader: Jean quite often turns her best friend into a woman instead of actually doing something good with her powers. Just ''[[TheWotch where]]'' [[SarcasmMode have we seen this before]]?
* GenderBender: Jean, of course, as well as several of her victims. Also Neil sometimes, but unlike Jean, he never gets stuck as "Natalie" permanently. It is the [[TransformationComic main theme]] of the comic.
* GenieInABottle
* HypocriticalHumor: Jean, amale chauvinist turned into the genie of his own fantasies gets upset when Neal acts like... a male chauvinist with a genie fantasy.
** Jean constantly uses (and abuses) genie powers while constantly complaining about being a genie.
* {{Jerkass}}: Lord Guano and Jean are both not very nice to each other, or to Neil. The former [[http://jeaniebottle.com/?comic=02102010 mistakes Neil for Jean]] and [[http://jeaniebottle.com/?comic=03032010 unjustly punishes him in her stead]], while the latter [[NeverMyFault blames Neil for everything that goes wrong]] and is [[http://jeaniebottle.com/?comic=03312010 more concerned about what will happen to herself if Lord Guano finds out she made a mistake]] than restoring her supposed best friend to normal.
** Neil has [[http://jeaniebottle.com/?comic=04142010 called Jean out on it though]], and literally ''ordered'' her with a list of demands to try and set things right. Whether she actually does or not is another matter though, but this is the first time since the comic began that Neil has really stood up to Jean.
** Neil himself is no saint, either. The second time Jean transforms him was because he made a tasteless "period" joke. You don't say things like that to a woman, especially one that was a man. He has also said some other pretty ignorant comments. Really, sometimes Neil asks for it.
** There's also a good deal of HypocriticalHumor inherent in Jeanie's Irony Blindness, since all Neil is doing is living out Jean's own Genie Master fantasies.
* JerkassGenie: Jean, on more than one occasion, usually due to ComedicSociopathy or in response to some slight, real or imagined. Once it was a clear-cut case of self defense.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Jean, though given his situation it's understandable that he's not taking it well. Jean may be a borderline [[TheSociopath sociopath]], but he does try to do nice things sometimes, like when he/she brought breakfast to Neil once and helped Neil turn into a man again.
* KarmaHoudini: Due to the generally high level of SitCom inspired ComedicSociopathy many of the Wacky Hijinx are driven by the actions of cheerfully idiotic side characters who are never called to account for their actions.
** Jean has transformed a lot of people, some of them permanently, and never gets called to account for it.
** Rudd also plays with this trope as Jean's initial transformation is portrayed as an LaserGuidedKarma for his own genie master fantasies, but Jean's later punishments from Lord Guano are never for actions that the audience would find objectionable.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Jean fantasized about having his own Genie. He finds the whole idea much less attractive from the other side of the coin. So far ComedicSociopathy has prevented Jean from acknowledging the irony.
* LordErrorProne: Lord Guano. "Obtuse" just doesn't cover it.
* LiteralGenie: As RuleOfFunny demands.
* MagicalGirlfriend: More accurately, 'Magical Best Friend', at least for now.
* ManIFeelLikeAWoman: Jean engages in a G-Rated cosplay version. More than once. And sometimes it's [[http://jeaniebottle.com/?comic=jeanie-bottle-298 not entirely G-rated.]]
* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: Jeannie, as a result of the internal battle between Jean's desire to return to manhood and Jeannie's ClingyJealousGirl genie tendencies.
* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: Despite her insistence that she is not really Neil's genie, Jean shows some decidedly possessive {{Tsundere}}-ish behavior towards him.
** Jeannie's reaction when she finds out that Belle thinks the disguised Neil is a much better lover than Jean was is to try and seduce Neil herself to learn what makes him so good. Clearly she didn't think through all of the implications of that plan.
* MorphicResonance: Jeannie cannot alter her appearance (other than her apparent age) and always wears at least one item of genie apparel, usually her hat.
* MundaneUtility: Jean uses genie powers for everything to the point where one wonders how he'd go back to getting along without them.
* MsFanservice: Jean, and apparently it's mandatory.
** Neil has noticed that she ''[[http://jeaniebottle.com/?p=217 has boobs now]]''. Way to go, Neil!
* NeverMyFault: When it becomes clear he's just bollocksed something up, Lord Guano doesn't hesitate to [[http://jeaniebottle.com/?p=190 accuse other people]].
* NiceGuy: Neal. He may not be the sharpest tool in the shed, but he's shown no indication so far that he's even considered abusing the PowerPerversionPotential inherent in being Jean's master. Jean fears this because it's exactly what Jean would have done had their situations been reversed.
* PowerPerversionPotential: Implicit in the premise, but acknowledged only to the extent that Jean fears Neal will succumb to it.
* PunnyName: The names of the characters correspond to the original TV show: Jean for Jeannie, Neil for Major Nelson, Belle Lows for Dr. Bellows, and an old woman is also named Ms. Eden.
* WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma: The writer, CD Rudd, is a less-than-perfect grammarian. Fortunately, he took on an editor some years ago, and the comic's grammar been stellar ever since.
* RunningGag: Neil will invariably end up turned into a girl and transported to a strip club for annoying Jean in some way.
** The strip club has taken a back seat in recent years, after Jean transformed Neil into "Natalie" to take her place on a date with Rodge. Ever since, her go-to punishment for Neil has been to turn him into Natalie and try to hook her up with Rodge.
* ShipTease: Neil and Jean, [[http://jeaniebottle.com/?comic=06252009 from an early strip]], and after that, as the page quote shows. This intensifies as time goes on, as the series continues paralleling its namesake.
* ShoppingMontage: Belle takes Jean on [[http://jeaniebottle.com/?comic=02172010 one of these]].
* ThirdLawOfGenderBending: The harem outfit comes with Jean's duties, but early in the series, she spent a whole comic using her powers to experiment with female clothing (including a ''Franchise/SailorMoon''-esque magical girl, [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Rogue]] and WesternAnimation/KimPossible's cheerleader outfit) in a "G-rated" ManIFeelLikeAWoman montage.
** Crosses into MorphicResonance territory because every form Jean tries to assume (even her former male appearance) tends to come out "genie-fied" (BareYourMidriff is apparently mandatory) and always includes at least one item of her genie apparel, usually the hat.
* TransformationComic
* {{Tsundere}}: Jean is definitely a Type A, as befits the comic's anime influence. She's remarkably possessive of Neil even as she's constantly complaining about her situation, though this might just be a mandatory aspect of the master/genie relationship. Belle calls her on it as seen in the page quote.
* UndeadTaxExemption: Averted. Neil in girl form gets arrested as a suspicious person because "Natalie" doesn't have proper identification.
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