Terror Island is a now-concluded TV Tropes-aware (see notes below comic) webcomic about two Cloudcuckoolander roommates who try to trick each other into buying groceries, and everyone else in their intellectual, subversive, and surreal world of board-game playing pieces. Written by Ben Heaton and Lewis Powell. Characters include, but are not necessarily limited to:
Sid, a privateer wordsmith who refuses to buy groceries. Stephen's roommate. Played by Professor Plum from Clue.
Stephen, a vexillographer who also refuses to buy groceries. Played by the White King's Rook.
Liln, a jeweler who thinks the whole grocery debate is stupid. Jame is her boyfriend. Played by the Red Foam Piece.
York, a game salesman/designer who constantly tries to sell things to people, and went to college at Center of the Earth University, which is actually on the Moon. Played by the thimble from Monopoly.
Aorist, whose job we don't know. Friendly, and participates in other peoples' schemes, often putting crazy twists on them. Killed by a resurfaced Demon-Jame, and eventually resurrected byBartleby. Played by a green Icehouse pyramid.
First Folio, one of York's classmates at Center of the Earth University (which, again, is on the moon), who keeps kosher, wants to find out more about Omicron, and is experienced with supernatural creatures. Played by a green Cranium piece.
Omicron, Sid's cat. Used to be Sid and Stephen's, but Stephen lost his half in a bet about formica. Played by an actual cat, making it a much bigger character than anybody else. Because the actual cat Ray who played Omicron died during the strip's run, it didn't reappear.
Gunpowder Jackson, M.D, Jame's stuntman. Got his position as a punishment for jaywalking, due to the doubly imaginary Law of Jame. Played by a red Pictionary cube.
The Green Grocer, grocery store owner turned Card-Carrying Villain who loves to say his own villain-name. Played by a green Sorry! piece.
Gibbs and Lockley, author avatars. Played by two trains from the railroad version of the game Rush Hour.
Terror Island concluded on September 12, 2008. It's not related to Island of Terror.
Future Slang (Parodied; everyone talks like this when Stephen imagines the future, even if he's imagining less than a day into the future. Considering he also imagines people in the past [five years ago] talking in weird antique English, this isn't out of character...
It Is Pronounced Tro PAY: Jame, pronounced not like "Jay-me" but like "James" without the Snote because there's only one of him.
the webcomic that takes place on a dude's sink and has chess pieces
six of one, two dozen of the other.
intelligent and perhaps even educated
Guys I honestly did not want to like this comic
actually has nothing to do with terror and is not set on an island
"I'm not sure why it's called Terror Island."
Holla mine brothers and sister over internet space!
"some photos of chess pieces don't want to buy groceries?"
Throw It In: Some of the strips involve the writers' real life cat Ray as an "actor," which sometimes involves Ray doing something random which turns out to be very funny and makes it into the strip. This is a good example of the cat interrupting the camera work with something that turned out to be even better than what they had in mind.