Webcomic: Sounds Like a Melody
Cheer up, emo kitten!Sounds Like a Melody
is a Slice of Life furry webcomic about a homeless alleycat and her only friend, Annie, a young squirrel with a strange grasp on logic.
Sounds Like a Melody provides examples of:
- Art Evolution: From awful to decent and still evolving.
- Alliterative Family: A version, all female members of Melodys family have names ending in a "y".
- Author Appeal: The reason Melody is a red-head.
- Bathroom Stall Graffiti: "Toilet cam is for research purposes only".
- Cat Smile: Annie has it from time to time.
- Cheeky Mouth: The author is trying to avoid this by now, though. See Art Evolution.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Both Annie and Stina.
- Continuity Reboot: Recently underwent it.
- Crazy Homeless People: Melody is an aversion/sympathetic variant.
- Companion Cube: Melody's guitar.
- Daydream Believer: Stina, based on a real life person.
- Disappeared Dad: Annie's father is never mentioned in story.
- Double Meaning Title: The title is the same as an Alphaville song, but "Melody" is also the character's name, which means it can be read both as "(something) sounds like a melody", "sounds that almost make up a melody", and "that sounds like (someone like) Melody".
- Filler Strips: One-panel strips based around song lyrics.
- Furry Reminder: Most of the time the characters might as well be human, but an early strip hinges on the fact that Melody, as a cat, has very sharp and pointy teeth.
- Granola Girl: Tundra is an example of a northern Sweden-style variation.
- Generic Graffiti: Snippets of song lyrics, references to online friends and general randomness.
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Some characters, but it ranges from nude to fully dressed.
- Hands in Pockets: Happens a lot. Even when hands are shown they are usually drawn in such a way that thumbs are not visible.
- Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Chapter tiles are all form Song Lyrics.
- Inelegant Blubbering: Because the author wanted to subvert the various kind of "pretty tears" tropes.
- Intercontinuity Crossover: In a round robin-style comic with Gene Catlow.
- Meaningful Name: The main character loves music and is named "Melody"...
- Ms Imagination: Annie again.
- Over and Under the Top: Annie and Stina.
- Schoolgirl Lesbians: Tundra and Red in a side comic.
- Slice of Life: Slice of homeless life.
- Tomboyish Ponytail: Melody, at least somewhat.
- Two Lines, No Waiting: At least initially...
- Where the Hell Is Springfield?: The country where Carrot City is loated is kept vauge, but it can be assumed to be somewhere in Northern Europe.
- Write Who You Know: Not the main characters, but at least one one shot character is based on a real live person.
- You Keep Using That Word: Early comics tend to misuse the term "hobo" as referring to any homeless person.