Chuck: Look, there's been a lot of debate-real scientific debate-over whether or not a... creature as powerful as Ms. Rose can even be considered human at all.
Skarsdayle: Is that right?
Chuck: That's right. And y'know what? If she's not human, then the bill of rights does not apply!
Skarsdayle: I'd like to see you enforce that one, Chuckie dear.
Chuck: Well that's a—
Skarsdayle: Now listen here, my pretty little paper waver. I don't know if my friends are "human" or not, and frankly, I couldn't give two Bleeps. But what I do know is this: these "creatures" as you call them... Well they're forces of nature, Chuck. Godzillas in Tokyo. And it's not us gonna tell them what to do. Can't ask the tsunami to mind the lifeguard, now can we?
A webcomic and print comic about Serenity "Sera" Rose, "the 10th youngest, 8th shortest, 6th 'gothiest,' 22nd most powerful, 38th most respected and 5th most reclusive of the world's 50 known witches." The story is set in Crestfallen, once the home of a coven of witches, later abandoned, and now the "Spookiest Lil' Town in the U.S. of A," and follows Sera as she attempts to live her life and stay out of the public eye.Made by Aaron Alexovich, who also worked as a character designer on Invader Zim. The complete second volume and starting soon the entirety of the first volume will be available online.It can be found here.Provides examples of:
Ax-Crazy: Stiletta, complete with Slasher Smile. In her three main appearances so far, she has attacked Sera with an ectoplasmic monster, later slit open Sera's forehead and wrote "Reconsider" in blood after she turns down a job offer, and most recently nearly slit her throat. Aside from it being hinted she may work for the person who offered Sera the job, her motives are unclear.
Black and Nerdy: While Merrick is far from the standard type he definitely has a bit of a nerdgasm when he meets Sera for the first time.
Crawl: In the interspersed news stories in "Goodbye, Crestfallen" the crawl will start off as something related to the story and then switch to stories regrading Brittany Spears, a clown cop reality show, the success of the "Hooters Bowl", and Miss. America being caught with a "bong-like" devise.
Never Live It Down: Within the world of the comic, Sera is best known for an Unstoppable Rage at age 16 where she hijacked a school bus and took out the platoon of soldiers sent to apprehend her. The incident left 328 bullet holes in her house, but no one got hurt. She's still struggling with the fallout years later.
Noodle Incident: The aftermath of the bus incident (itself not a noodle incident) is considered the 'second worst scandal in SSI history'. Makes you wonder what could top that.
Our Goblins Are Different: Created by witches to act as messengers, assistants, and low-rent jesters. They've since lost direction, and now are primarily a local annoyance / tourist attraction in Crestfallen.
Our Vampires Are Different: Vampires are more animalistic than usually portrayed, and vampire blood is used as a drug. Vampires are kept sedated so their blood can be collected and sold off, and "The Curse" seems to spread mainly from drug use rather than vampire attacks.
Power Incontinence: Witches have pretty good control over their powers, but Sera conjures things in her sleep, including a monstrous creature that tears off a hiker's arm, and later violently tears apart the soldiers sent to stop it.
Strawman Political: Aaron A. is fond of using these. The best examples are the preacher from the "Church of Right Thinking," and, for that matter, "The Church of Right Thinking" is a strawman political for, well, the religious.