[[caption-width-right:298:The initial four Gifted, from left to right: [[OnlySaneMan Teiuc]](II), [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Osiris]](I), [[CuteMute Violet]](IV) and [[SpacePirate Peregrine]](III).]]

->''"I am alone, yes. Never lonely. Not since she left. Always a conversation to be had. Rarely the kindest or most well mannered, admittedly; my friends are sometimes very confusing and may become cross with each other when their views conflict. I think that is good, though. I see each situation in many different ways, where others only hear their own singular perspective. It is a gift, really.... The gift of '''[[TitleDrop VOICES]]'''."''
-->-- '''Osiris''', [[http://windowchronicles.com/voices/index.php?page=v01-001 Page 1.]]

[[http://windowchronicles.com/voices/ Voices]] is a webcomic defined for the most part by an ongoing dialog between its primary protagonists and the readers. Posts made on the corresponding [[http://windowchronicles.com/forum/index.php forum]] manifest as voices in the characters' heads, allowing readers to vastly affect the story in real-time.

A man appropriately locked in an insane asylum is the first hero to be introduced. Following that, a [[EmotionlessGirl rational]] woman who lives by herself on the edge of a cliff, with a cat, an [[TheMcCoy emotive]] SpacePirate, and a girl who [[DisabilitySuperpower can't speak]] but has strange and [[PossessionImpliesMastery easily-controllable]] powers have since joined the group.

These four (with five more hinted at) are called the Gifted, and destined to do ''something'' involving the [[MegaCorp Xern Corporation]], which controls every decision of the global government of future Earth, and its [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Executives]]. It is proving to be more complicated than that, however.

The comic had its start on the Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures forums, but has since moved to its own site. The characters can be spoken to on [[http://windowchronicles.com/forum/index.php the official forum]] and the updates can be viewed on [[http://windowchronicles.com/voices/index.php?page=alias the website]].

Unfortunately, due to pressure from real life that stifled its update rate, it has been [[OrphanedSeries discontinued]].
!!This work includes examples of these tropes:
* ArtEvolution: The art is still scratchy and not entirely realistic, but now looks good, unlike when the series started.
** After a recent donation drive, the Professor [[http://windowchronicles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=40 announced]] his intention to go back and redraw the early comics.
* AwesomeButImpractical: [[spoiler: the RailGun in Peregrine's MiniMecha takes too long to take out to use in actual combat. It's more of an artillery strike.]]
* {{BFG}}: Peregrine has a {{Railgun}}. When [[spoiler: he loses it, he gets a bigger one.]]
* BaldOfAwesome: Peregrine. He often covers it up with a NiceHat, though.
* BigBad: Peregrine refers to the Xern executives with this term.
* BilingualBonus: Greek (letters for English text), Chinese, and probably more as the story goes on.
* CastCalculus: As more characters are certainly going to be added to the main cast as time goes on, {{Sixth Ranger}}s are inevitable. In the meantime, the four that are currently available don't really fit the FourTemperamentEnsemble, instead looking a lot more like a BrainsAndBrawn team (Teiuc and Peregrine) with TheLoonie and The TagalongKid taped carefully to either side.
* CastOfSnowflakes
* CharacterMagneticTeam
* ChekhovsGun: Osiris makes a face at a security camera. [[spoiler: After the gifted kill Di Yu, the image is broadcast around the world.]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Osiris. Just because it was probably Xern that put him in the mental hospital doesn't mean he didn't initially need to be there.
* CoolAirship: The Empyrian.
* CuteMute: Violet.
* {{Cyborg}}: The crew of the Empyrian, including Peregrine.
* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: Initially, Osiris' narration seems to be an internal monologue. It's not. People keep pointing it out, but he doesn't stop.
* FanNickname: Threeof the Four gifted introduced so far are known only by these. Osiris didn't remember his name, so he let the Voices name him, leading to him taking the title of "Osiris Elvis Maxwell Ozymandias Bulkhead T. Gale, god king musician of the lumberjack dead, judge and ruler over ye despairing mighty." Radical Peregrine is just the codename the Voices suggested for III before his rebel attack. Violet, meanwhile, might have a name, but she [[CuteMute hasn't said.]]
* HearingVoices: The gifted and anyone Peregrine uses Metapathy on. The good kind.
* HowDoIShotWeb: The Voices did a few initial experiments, like trying to show the characters a picture, to test out their limits. Similarly, some people initially tried to get Osiris to create light. He can't.
* InterfaceSpoiler: Yes, in a Webcomic. Some of the art showing the numbers of the various voices has indicated that there are nine gifted. The silhouettes for V-IIX (not a typo, it's [[WordOfGod apparently important that 8 is written that way]]) have since been revealed.
* LotusEaterMachine: Sheol's prison includes one.
* MindRape: Sheol has apparently been doing this since early childhood.
* MoreDakka: Oh, what's that, Peregrine [[spoiler: lost his railgun? It's okay, he'll just get a MiniMech with a gun about ten times the size of the old one built in.]]
* MostDefinitelyNotAVillain: One billboard says [[http://windowchronicles.com/voices/index.php?page=v01-085 "Xern Inc: Definitely Not Villains."]]
* NiceHat: Peregrine has gone through a few.
* OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: The top four executives, in conjunction with someone the author uses as an avatar (the forum kind. No word on whether he's an AuthorAvatar), are doing . . . something.
* OnlySaneMan: Teiuc is definitely the most normal of the group.
* OntologicalMystery: Starts as this.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Osiris was pretty scary at first, and some fans were [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone initially worried]] that they'd helped a villain escape from an insane asylum. After meeting the other gifted and talking more with the Voices, he's still a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, but he's developed some actual morals.
* PsychicPowers: The gifted, possibly also [[spoiler: the Prophet]].
* ResignedToTheCall: Teiuc isn't particularly enthusiastic about helping the voices, but goes along with what they say anyway. She gets a bit more into it after Xern arrests her.
* ShinyNewAustralia: Chapter 2 is set in an Australia that has become the world's prison colony under the ownership of the Xern executive Sheol.
* SlasherSmile: Osiris is prone to this. Try picking him out of the Gifted lineup at the top of the page.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: None of the gifted so far have been overly concerned about the voices in their heads, even before confirming that the others could hear them too. The least positive reaction thus far is Teiuc's annoyed "What, are you guys the new round of crazy this season? Fantastic. Well, mind keeping it down?"
* WeNeedADistraction: Peregrine is good at this, whether with his powers or through the more old-fashioned "storm the gates [[spoiler: [[MiniMecha in a mech]]]]" style.