Octopus Pie is a Slice of LifeWeb Comic written and drawn by Meredith Gran. It centers around the daily life of twentysomething Everest Ning (Eve for short), her stoner roommate Hanna, and their circle of friends. The story is set in modern-day Brooklyn, NY.The stories mostly revolve around Eve's everyday life, dealing with her family's quirks, her roommate's bizarre antics, and trying to find romance, fulfillment, and a job that doesn't suck.
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A World Half Full: A significant portion of the cast are burnouts, college grads working in part time jobs as waiters, on top of a lot of them having severe emotional conflict. They still get better day by day though.
Crystal Ball Scheduling: immediately after being forced to watch trailers for tacky Spring Break softcore, Eve sees a number of girls casually discussing their drunk partying and promiscuity, prompting Eve to comment:
Eve: Jesus, did they follow us out of the TV? It's like The Ring except I don't get to die.
Family Theme Naming: Eve and Mor. They were named after two of their parent's favorite mountains, Everest and Rushmore. They also conveniently shorten into the punny names Eve Ning and Mor Ning, matching their mother, Dawn Ning.
Marek: As soon as we have the time, we ought to travel. Hanna: Where do you want to go? Marek: Anywhere with you, my love! Hanna: Oh, honey. Marek: Some place low-pressure. Hanna: The top of Mt. Everest! Marek: A place where we can just chill. Hanna: The South Pole!
Malaproper: Olly says "coup d'etat" instead of "coup de grace".
Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Hanna certainly fits the personality type, with her quirky mannerisms, unique business, and tendency to chase after adventure like a dog after passing cars. Played with in that she acts as this for Eve, since her boyfriend is the preternaturally well-adjusted Marek.
Midnight Snack: In this strip, Eve has one, and is concerned about her being embarrassed when a buck naked Marek shows up.
Nice Guy: Marek, paired with The Stoic. The only times he's been remotely off his stride is when he and Hanna thought narc agents were banging down their door, and when Hanna fractured her coccyx in a skating accident.
Unreliable Narrator: Dawn claims she pulled Eve out of figure-skating due to pressure from her father, who had wished Eve were a boy. The thing is, Eve was a tomboy on her own merits and would rather play hockey. And ended up quitting skating on her own because of her parents fighting.