''[[http://www.somethinghappens.net/ Something Happens]]'' is a weekly WebComic in the vein of ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'', created by [[ThomasKDye Thomas K. Dye]] of ''Webcomic/{{Newshounds}}''. With the exception of {{Guest Strip}}s (by TimTylor, among others) when Dye has needed to take hiatus, there is almost no continuity between individual strips, allowing for maximum absurdity potential.

At [[http://www.somethinghappens.net/d/20091230.html the beginning of 2010]], Dye took an extended hiatus from ''Something Happens'' to focus on [[http://www.somethinghappens.net/d/20100106.html a personal project]]. He returned on August 4th of that year, but then ended the comic for good on January 1st, 2012.

...and we all know what that means! That's right, it means we (and by ''"we"'' we mean ''"you"'') will have to save an archive of it and upload the file on [[https://archive.org archive.org]]. You know, before the site goes kaput! Unless, of course, ''you'' don't edit this wiki, in which case this whole paragraph does not concern you and we urge you to just carry on doing what you're doing and pretend you didn't read this.


!!This WebComic provides examples of:
* AGodAmI: Subverted, when a fish tries to convince a newcomer to the Afterlife that "God" was a typo.
* AIIsACrapshoot: Three robot "children" who grow up delinquent.
* AliensAreBastards: Luckily, the Zednoughts are ''still'' putting HumanityOnTrial, so maybe we have some time.
** Another set of aliens lighten up after seeing two people wreck their cars.
* DadaComics
* BookEnds : Everyday [[http://somethinghappens.keenspot.com/d/20060418.html Something]]...[[http://somethinghappens.keenspot.com Happens]]
-->...What! Where When!
* DeliveryStork: Causes trouble for a woman booking an airline flight.
* DrinkingTheKoolAid: Kool-Aid Man himself gives a blogger a massive ReasonYouSuckSpeech for using this trope. His kid believes he may have an ulterior motive.
* EverybodyKnewAlready: [[http://somethinghappens.keenspot.com/d/20110209.html Bev knows all about it.]]
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Somethings happen, sho 'nuff!
* HumanityOnTrial: [[http://somethinghappens.keenspot.com/d/20060518.html Return in seven centuries, thirty-six years, five months, two weeks, and four days to see the final verdict over-turned on a technicality!!!]]
* HumansAreBastards: Several. Check out the HumanityOnTrial link above for one.
* IntelligentGerbil: All over the place. What, an absurdist comic is going to stick to plain old animals?
* IronicEcho: Is that an ant farm, or an Etch-A-Sketch?
* JumpedTheShark: [[DiscussedTrope Referred to by name]] in-universe when [[http://www.somethinghappens.net/d/20060601.html the gods watch television.]]
* LeftHanging: The focus of a strip with a message.
* MadScientist: One builds robot children that grow up delinquent. Another puts a rival into a whole other virtual world [[spoiler:-- although he was in the ''rival's'' virtual world]].
* MasterOfIllusion: Steve in Tyler's virtual world [[spoiler:-- which Tyler built in Steve's virtual world]].
* MeaningfulEcho: One person's parents tried this, to subverted effect.
* MeaningfulName: One strip is interrupted by a character who points out how co-workers Chris and Judy are heavy-handed religious metaphors.
* OperatorFromIndia: ...or maybe a little [[http://www.somethinghappens.net/d/20060420.html farther than that.]]
* SendInTheClones: Two parents feel their son Kyle is so successful they clone him into Kyle II [[spoiler: -- Kyle III, and Kyle IV: A New Beginning]].
* ShoutOut: Besides the one above, [[http://somethinghappens.keenspot.com/d/20080102.html this strip]] about deciding America's new Bill of Rights has a subtle one to {{ComicBook/Bone}} as one of the "common sense rules": "Never play an ace when a two will do."
* SideEffectsInclude: Eternazec.
* SkewedPriorities: The source of many a punchline, whether it be finding civilization or discovering paradise.
* TheProblemWithPenIsland: "Guantanamo Terrorist Training Camp."
* TitleDrop: In the first (proper)[[spoiler: and last]] panel.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: [[http://somethinghappens.keenspot.com/d/20060627.html Eternazac]], an immortality drug, has more dreadful side-effects than you can shake a stick at, mostly pertaining to being immortal.