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[[caption-width-right:198:Ellen. She's a chaotic-good half-celestial half-dragon half-nymph half-elf ninja-artificer-psion-paladin-of-freedom.]]
Leftover Soup is a {{webcomic}} currently being produced by Mason "Creator/{{Tailsteak}}" Williams. It is a SliceOfLife webcomic based on the life of Jamie the SupremeChef, his roommate Ellen the {{Geek}} and her best friend Maxine the LovableSexManiac. Other characters have appeared -- for example, Lily, Ellen's boss, who DoesNotLikeMen -- but the primary focus is on those three.

You can read it [[http://www.leftoversoup.com here]].
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!!This series provides examples of:

* TheAllegedComputer: Jamie had a "Linux clusterfuck" of three laptops that were supposed to act as one machine but in practice didn't work without all three active at once and was much less powerful than even one of them by itself. He apparently bought the mess for $50 and the original creator had died with no documentation. Professional computer geek Ellen tried for a full day and night to make it work with one laptop but eventually just scrapped them and bought him a new laptop.
* AnalogyBackfire: Discussed in [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=501 501]], a bit in the comic and more in TheRant.
* AuthorAppeal: Jamie shares his creator's hobby of making homemade board games. His expertise in the kitchen is also inspired by Williams' [[http://www.tailsteak.com/archive.php?num=404 interest in experimental cooking]].
* TheBechdelTest: The author notes in TheRant that [[http://www.leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=50 Ellen and Maxine playing "Spambot!"]] qualifies.
* BeQuietNudge: Jamie doesn't pick up on these, as discovered by:
** [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=211 Ellen, when she tries to stop Jamie from saying]] [[spoiler:Max's pills are not ethical under her moral system]]:
-->'''Jamie:''' Ellen, you uh... you're stepping on my foot, there.\\
'''Ellen:''' Oh, that's impossible, Jamie. I only step on the feet of ''stupid people'' who ''don't take hints''.
** ...and [[http://www.leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=396 Carol, when Jamie is about to tell]] [[spoiler:her sister about Carol's polyamorous relationship]].
* BlackComedyRape:
** When [[http://leftoversoup.com/first.php Ellen and Jamie first meet]].
-->'''Ellen''': I'm technically not supposed to let people in I don't know, but you don't look too creepy.\\
'''Jamie''': Um... thanks, I guess. I promise not to rape you or anything.\\
'''Ellen''': Yes, that's very comforting.
** The joke is extended a [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=9 couple]] [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=12 times]] in the same storyline.
** Max strongly implies that she has this in mind for Jamie in [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=300 this]] strip as a joke.
* BrandX: "Zzzquil" is mentioned by name.
* BrickJoke: [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=384 Jamie's wall art]] for [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=385 the bathroom at his and Ellen's place]] [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=468 assumes a viewer of a particular height.]]
* BrokenTreasure: [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=340 Ellen discovers that she had used Nicole's handmade scarf to repair a broken sink.]] [[GenreSavvy And immediately owns up to having done so.]]
-->'''Author's note:''' Seriously, every sitcom trope is a cautionary tale. If you find yourself doing something you would expect to see in a cheap three-camera comedy, please, stop.
* TheCameo: Tailsteak will occasionally include characters from other webcomics, albeit only as a noncanon background shot or one-time character.
* CopyAndPasteComic: Occasionally; the three strips starting [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=508 here]] have some copy-paste action going on with Jamie, as evidenced by the fact that his position literally does not change in some panels when paging between the strips.
* CrazyAwesome: [[invoked]] Max is a fan of this trope. When she invents her own RPG system, it involves a lot of this. In particular, the GM (her) can reward "Mayhem Points" (action points, essentially) to players for doing Crazy Awesome things.
** [[spoiler: Turns out, she is this in real life...and it's deconstructed. She is on a LOT of pills.]]
* CrimeOfSelfDefense: The longest arc in the series thus far involved Jamie getting mugged and his attacker pressing charges when he defended himself.
** [[spoiler: Turns out, there's a LOT more to the story...]]
* DoesNotLikeMen: Ellen refers to Lily as a real-life [[StrawFeminist "feminazi"]] -- which is not true, as [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne Lily denies being a feminist]].
--> '''Ellen:''' You know, some would say [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=132 this]] isn't a very feminist thing to do.
--> '''Lily:''' I'm not a feminist. I'm a misandrist. There's a difference.
* DrinkingGame: [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=50 Ellen and Maxine make one]] in-universe from one of Jamie's homemade board games.
* EatsBabies
-->Best roleplaying moment: Ate a baby, managed to convince GM she was still neutral good.
* EspeciallyZoidberg: [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=128 "Does that include actual babies?"]] "''Especially'' babies."
* EthicalSlut: Max.
* ExtremeOmnivore:
** Ellen's palate is ... [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=80 less refined than Jamie's.]]
** Max considers veganism to be the [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=333 inverse of this trope]]. She needs nutritional supplements ''and'' otherwise perfect health to make it survivable.
* {{Fanservice}}: Ellen and Max in the shower, together [[http://www.leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=255]]. And the drunk kiss the evening before.
* FreudianTrio: Ellen=Superego, Jamie=Ego, Max=Id. Lampshaded in Tailsteak's commentary [[http://www.leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=295 here]].
* GenderBlenderName:
** [[ExploitedTrope Exploited]] by Jamie (Benjamin) to gain a chance to rent a room from Ellen, despite her "[[GenderRestrictedAbility Female Roommates Only]]" requirement.
** Max(ine) also uses a GenderBlenderName because she goes by Max.
* GrievousHarmWithABody: The [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=71 Best Roleplaying Moment]] for Ellen's character.
* HeinzHybrid: Ellen's D&D character, a "half-celestial half-dragon half-nymph half-elf."
** Later referenced when Ellen refers to Funky Harvest as "half juice bar, half rec center, half head shop."
--> "Seriously, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny did a fraction kill your father or something?]]"
* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer:
** Jamie gets [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=55 one]] then [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=56 another]].
** [[http://www.leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=23 It's not his first, though.]]
* IgnoringBySinging: [[http://www.leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=366 Jamie takes Simon's suggestion a bit literally.]]
* ILikeMyXLikeILikeMyY: [[http://leftoversoup.com/cast.html The cast page describes everyone's taste in sexual partners via this.]] Notably:
** [[DoesNotLikeMen Lily]]: "Likes her men like she likes her coffee: Roasted, ground up, and soaked in boiling water."
** [[LovableSexManiac Maxine]]: "Likes her sexual partners like she likes her coffee: First thing in the morning, and then ideally several more times over the course of the day."
* ImprobableWeaponUser: [[http://www.leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=22 Jamie Halligan's weapon]] is, appropriately enough, a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halligan_bar Halligan bar]].
-->'''[[WordOfGod Tailsteak]]''': [[http://www.leftoversoup.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=398&start=10#p4424 In terms of D&D stats,]] the Halligan bar would be considered an {{improvised weapon}} for anyone else (-4 penalty), but Jamie is considered proficient in its use. It does d6 damage, which can be bludgeoning, slashing or piercing. Jamie's particular copy is considered masterwork.
* InfernalRetaliation: During the session of Max's RPG, Nicole somehow gets set on "unfire" and decides, rather than use her turn to extinguish herself, [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=411 to hug one of the monsters they're trying to dispatch]], thus setting it on unfire as well. Max rewards her with a Mayhem Point for her CrazyAwesome thinking.
* InstantWebHit: [[http://www.leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=209 Ellen is Answering Machine Bitch.]]
* IntoxicationEnsues: It doesn't last long, but Ellen managed to get a dangerous dose of ''nutmeg''.[[note]][[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutmeg#Psychoactivity_and_toxicity This is, in fact, perfectly possible, and not fun.]][[/note]]
* IronicEcho: "What are you doing?" "I want my ten damn Mayhem Points, that's what I'm doing."
* ItsBeenDone: Jamie invents a card game called Piņa Colada Panic, but it turns out [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=372 it already exists]].
* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: [[http://www.leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=24 Jamie and Max's first meeting.]]
* LudicrousPrecision: Discussed -- and, in fact, ''justified'' -- in [[http://www.leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=201 the commentary to #201.]]
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=93 "Okay, well NOW I need medical attention..."]]
* MeaningfulName: Williams has admitted to doing this twice ''by accident'' -- the owner of a computer that Lily found shotacon on was named "Greenwood", and Max's doctor at the sexual health clinic is "Dr. Ho" (mentioned in the transcript only). He also mentioned that Max is aptly named because she never does anything by halves.
* MisplacedADecimalPoint: Max's older brother Mark died because [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=358 he misplaced a decimal point during training and caused an accident.]]
* MistakenForRacist: [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=62 When Jamie meets Wallace.]]
* MixAndMatchCritters: Their session of Max's homebrew RPG features a "turanturilla" (tarantula+gorilla) and a "pirahnocerous" (piranha+rhinoceros, presumably) among the monsters encountered.
* MoodWhiplash:
** From goofy ''Film/PulpFiction'' [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=119 take-off]] to [[spoiler:critically injured pet]] in two pages.
** [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=161 Later:]]
--> '''Jamie:''' Beautiful night, isn't it?
--> '''Richard:''' ''*pulls gun*'' [[DissonantSerenity Sure is. Gimme your wallet.]]
* MortonsFork: [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=434 Used by Wallace]] to justify throwing Max a surprise orgy. Max, being Max, wholeheartedly approves of this logic.
* NatureLover: Combined with LovableSexManiac, this is Max's entire schtick.
* NeverTellMeTheOdds: {{Defied|Trope}} in [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=201 this page's]] author notes.
* NobodyPoops: [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=27 Lampshaded in]] TheRant.
* NoDialogueEpisode: For four pages, starting [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=80 here]].
* NoMedicationForMe: Harshly, harshly averted and involuntary. [[spoiler: Max gets stuck in an elevator before she can take her next dose of the variable cocktail of pills that keeps her Extreme Bi-polar in check.]]
* PaintingTheMedium: Nobody knows how to spell "Florenovia" at first besides Lily, so the spellings in their speech balloons represent their respective best guesses until they see it written down.
** The same thing happens when the chef tells Cheryl to make mirepoix. "Right. Meerpwa."
* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup: ...[[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=18 no documentation, no original creator, no sense]]...
* {{Polyamory}}: Max is currently in an open ... [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=45 fivesome?]]
* RPGMechanicsVerse: Not quite, but both the characters and the author frequently [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=127 discuss matters in D&D terms]].
** The author mentions [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=149 here]] that each of the PowerTrio has an 18 in one D&D stat. So far, Jamie's is Dexterity, and Max's is Constitution.
* RuleOfThree: Jamie is put at gunpoint with the same gun thrice, each by a different person. [[spoiler: True to the trope, by the third time, he's so sick of it that he just chews out the person doing so.]]
* RulesLawyer: [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=72 Ellen.]] (For those in the audience not familiar with AD&D 3.5, TheRant contains [[LaymansTerms a helpful analogy]].)
* RunningGag:
** The profusion of things abbreviated as "TP".
** The aforementioned coffee gags on the cast page also count.
* ShipperOnDeck: Max [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=303 freely admits]] she ships Ellen and Jamie.
* ShoutOut:
** To {{Homestuck}}, when Ellen wears some of TheMerch in [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=25 a]] [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=26 few]] [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=27 strips]].
** Also [[http://www.leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=138 this]]. "[[BeavisAndButthead I AM CORNHOLIO!]]"
* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=222 Richard Knight's fate]].
* StatusQuoIsGod: DoubleSubverted in [[spoiler:the notes to [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=221 221]] and [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=222 222]]]].
--> '''Tailsteak:''' ALL PROBLEMS ARE NOW SOLVED FOREVER.
** [[spoiler: Turns out, it was a bit more complicated...it's actually 'the' story arc!]]
* StupidStatementDanceMix: In the backstory, when Ellen was "up at an inadvisable hour, under the influence of inadvisable substances" after a bad breakup, she "made an inadvisable phone call", which got uploaded to an internet sound board and (presumably) got made into several of these, though the only one actually [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=209 appearing in-comic]] is a mashup with Music/SnoopDogg's "Drop It Like It's Hot". Which Max uses as her ringtone.
--> When the pimp's in the crib, ma, cram a scorpion up your urethra!
* SupremeChef: Jamie can turn Rice Krispies back into rice, and make bread pudding without bread or eggs.
** Well, [[spoiler: the rice turned out to be from a homemade hacky sack. Which is actually nearly as good.]]
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: {{Discussed|Trope}} [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=9 early on]] in the context of the BlackComedyRape joke.
* TheWonka: Max. She's crazy, and enjoys every minute of it. [[spoiler: She is worse off her pills. Much worse. How much? She tried to drown herself, and upon her pills wearing off, promptly gave Jamie EVERYTHING she could use as a weapon.]]
* TooManyHalves: Ellen has a propensity towards this, as demonstrated both by [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=8 her D&D 3.5 character]] and [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=57 her description of the Filthy Hippie]].
-->'''Jamie:''' Seriously, did a fraction kill your father or something?
* TotalPartyKill: [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=169 Orchestrated by Lily to force the gaming group to update to 4th edition D&D.]]
* VirtualPaperDoll: One of the old donation incentives posted in the art gallery is [[http://tailsteak.com/iyhgpifbfys/ig99pbaba1/ an Ellen dressup doll.]]
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: Apparently, Max's half-fey thri-kreen bard in their 3.5e D&D character has found this to be a great pickup line. [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=74 Twelve times and counting.]]
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Ellen and Jamie. [[http://www.leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=12 Ellen says, "Absolutely not, never, no way."]] [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=25 Max has twenty bucks on "will".]] [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=28 Odds may or may not be in Max's favor.]]