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[[caption-width-right:286:Nuuhhh....]]

A SliceOfLifeWebcomic that revolves around Ronnie, an awkward, geeky, easily-depressed, webcomic-writing ManChild. With him is his [[PlatonicLifePartners best friend and female roommate Agrias]] and Motivation Dude or M Dude, a [[AnthropomorphicPersonification physical manifestation of his motivation]] who makes it his job to make Ronnie's life horrible.

[[http://www.whompcomic.com/ Check it out here.]]

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!!''Whomp'' provides examples of:

* AltText: Or the "comic secret words," as the author calls it.
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: M Dude represents Ronnie's motivation.
* ApologizesALot: [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2012/02/13/sorry-for-your-boss/ Here]]
** And heaven help the universe [[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/brood-vibrations if two Ronnies are put in the same room]].
* AuthorAvatar: Ronnie himself, as the description on [[http://www.whompcomic.com/characters the characters page]] states "This cartoon representation of the author is like the original in too many ways, and not dissimilar by nearly enough".
* AxeCrazy: [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2011/06/13/fool-of-kings/ King Stabs.]] Despite being a MonsterClown, notably manages to avoid being TheCaligula.
* BadassBeard: Ronnie has a beard which he is very proud of.
* BaldOfEvil: M Dude.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2010/12/29/genie-comics/ This]].
* BigEater: Ronnie, obviously, but particularly when it comes to chicken nuggets.
* BigFun: For a given value of "fun", but the "Big" isn't in dispute - he even uses his flab as a chubby version of VictoriasSecretCompartment, [[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/lost-and-frowned whether he means to or not]].
-->'''Comic Secret Words''': I wish I could tell you this never happened. I wish so very hard I could tell you it doesn't happen each day, and dear holy sweet mother of our lord, I wish I could tell you it didn't happen twice [[WriteWhatYouKnow while creating this very installment]].
** He's so tubby that [[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/picture-pork-fit an app Agrias has makes him look]] ''thinner'', rather than fatter.
* BizarreAlienBiology: "[[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/dip-replacement Runnie's Replace]]." Among his oddities:
** His face looks like a collection of balls stuck together, except for his beard, which comes off.
** When he has a stomachache, it's quite clear that his abdomen is rectangular.
** He offers Agrias an "animo" tape he was keeping in his shirt by letting it slide out (without moving, mind you), which for some reason is covered in mysterious purple goo. That makes her laptop BSOD.
** He floats down slowly when falling, as though suspended by balloons.
** Most horrifying of all is [[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/the-beard-of-the-unknown what lay beneath his beard]].
* BizarreAlienSenses: M Dude can only see people as entities of pure light, which glow increasingly bright depending on how pathetic they are. Ronnie, of course, is one of the brightest people he's ever seen- literally.
** The AltText says that he can't enter geek conventions [[TakeThat for fear of being blinded.]]
* BlessedWithSuck: Ronnie's "magic fat". Any shirt that Ronnie puts on that is not a Hawaiian shirt turns into a Hawaiian shirt (except, apparently, the one in this very page's image). In fact, ''any'' object that makes contact with Ronnie's torso is turned into a Hawaiian shirt... without changing size. A fly that lands on Ronnie's torso turns into a tiny Hawaiian shirt, for example. [[spoiler:Ronnie gets this from [[SantaClaus his dad]], who has the same problem, but with Santa outfits instead of Hawaiian shirts.]]
* BodyHorror: The [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2013/11/18/good-mcriddance/ McRib]].
* BrainBleach: Ronnie shares a dream he had where he and Agrias were a couple. [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2012/04/18/the-shipping-has-sailed/ Agrias doesn't take it well.]]
** "Runnie's replace" has a new replace for "Agrees." At least, [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2014/05/07/agree-to-dis-agrees/ in Agrias' nightmares.]]
** Also the $500 donation on Kickstarter after Ronnie buys a "[[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/death-of-a-salaryman tennis kilt]]".
* {{Calvinball}}: More like [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2012/02/29/job-decryption/ Calvinjob]]
* CallBack: When Ronnie and Mei first started dating, [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2012/01/06/dunlap/ she gave him a necklace]]. When she [[spoiler: breaks up with him]], [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2012/09/14/blinging-up-the-past/ he gives it back.]]
* CatchPhrase: "I am Runnie's replace. He is feel unwell."
** And from Ronnie himself, the abovementioned "Nuuuuh" whenever he doesn't want to do something.
* ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction: Played with. Agrias treats changing into her rocker outfit as one, even leaving a sentence unfinished while she [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2014/02/17/guitarred-and-fettered/ changes between panels]]. But Ronnie points out that she actually took 20 minutes.
* ChubbyChaser: It's implied that Mei is only dating Ronnie because she has a fetish for fat men.
* CloningBlues: Ronald [=McDonald=] keeps trying to create clones of Ronnie so that [[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/the-nuggman-cometh-part-1 he can have a legion of workers who pour their money right back into buying McNuggets]]...
** CloneDegeneration: ...but the clones keep disintegrating. Into piles of [=McNuggets=].
** [[spoiler:Ronnie also unconsiously creates "replacements" to serve his purposes, but they're highly unstable. Santa's had to put down most of them. M-Dude and "Runnie's replace" are the survivors.]]
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: Agrias is often forced into this role, as she's pretty much the only person who understands how Ronnie functions.
* CommanderContrarian: "[[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/quite-contronnie Ol' Ronnie just thrives on being contrary.]]"
* CringeComedy: Much of the humor in Whomp is centered around the main character Ronnie and his debilitating social awkwardness, as indicated [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2012/10/15/peck-your-battles/ here]] and [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2012/11/07/the-gift-of-the-fat-guy/ here]].
* CryingIndian: [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2012/02/01/one-mans-nugget/ Ronnie's reaction to seeing McNuggets thrown on the ground.]]
* DistinctiveAppearances: Ronnie's cartoon form appears to be based off of a circle, [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2014/03/28/drawing-confusions// since that's the most shameful shape]].
** This is caused by his ''abysmal'' posture - [[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/the-straight-and-harrowing he looks fairly normal when standing fully upright]], but he's in obvious strain when doing so.
* DeathSeeker: Ronnie shows hints of this from [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2014/12/12/dull-house/ time]] to [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2012/05/14/this-is-cartooning/ time]], although it's usually played for laughs.
** When Agrias [[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/achluophobia approaches him over his bouts of depression]], he laughs off the idea because [[AntiNihilist he's much too afraid of the cold, emotionless void that awaits after death takes him]].
* TheDreaded: Ronnie is called "[[TheRedBaron El Chupanuggra"]] when he learns [[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/orders-of-magnitude that there's no limit to the "6 nuggets for $0.99" deal]].
* DrunkOnMilk: [[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/man-at-extra-large Or Yoohoo!]], to be precise.
* TheEeyore: As seen above, Ronnie.
* EnemyWithout: [[spoiler: M-Dude]] is a manifestation of Ronnie's motivation
* EveryoneHasStandards: While Ronnie may be a BigEater, [[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/these-are-drying-times he draws the line at sharing drinks that have visible food debris in them]].
** Also, [[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/muck-and-cover he hates when people talk with food in their mouths]]. Bonus points for ''Agrias'' being the offender in both situations.
* FatIdiot
* FearOfThunder: [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2011/07/20/spongeron-roundpants/ "Spongeron Roundpants"]] - he [[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/shock-and-audio comes up with a method of dealing with it later]].
* FiveFingerFillet: [[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/cautionary-retail One of M Dude's hobbies, apparently]]
* FreezeFrameBonus: [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2013/04/05/scale-inability/ "Scale Inability"]]
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: In a {{callback}} to one of Ronnie's inventions, [[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/the-nuggman-cometh-part-2 apparently Ronald McDonald is working on "The McDonald"]] as well.
* GassHole
* GiveGeeksAChance
* GrammarNazi: [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2011/06/24/text-dirty-to-me/ "Text Dirty To Me"]]
* HumanoidAbomination: "[[http://www.whompcomic.com/2013/03/29/dip-replacement/ Runnie's replace]]", as it calls itself. A tall... ''thing'' with BizarreAlienBiology, a face that appears to be made of balloons and talks in horribly mangled English. Sometimes it shows up when "Runnie is feel unwell" and does nothing except a weird mockery of Ronnie's daily behavior (except that one time [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2014/01/27/hit-the-ground-runnie/ it tried to kill itself]]) and creep the hell out of Agrias. Absolutely no explanation is ever given about what it is.
** [[spoiler:The Halloween 2014 comic provides an answer: he's a "replacement" unconsciously created by Ronnie.]]
** M Dude as well, [[spoiler:which makes sense because he's also a "replacement".]]
** Ronnie himself has hints of this - or at least his beard does.
* IHaveNoSon: His father [[spoiler:who happens to be SantaClaus.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: M Dude.
** JerkassFacade: [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2011/09/19/dullard-blind/ Sometimes...]]
* JustFriends: Invoked and averted- Ronnie and Agrias really are just friends, and any hint of a romantic relationship is instantly shot down by one or both of them.
** And deliberately spelled out by Agrias [[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/love-disconnection here]].
* KafkaComedy: Half of the jokes are making fun of Ronnie's misery. What really sends it home is the arc where M Dude convinces him he's a bad person and he gets so depressed he forgets how to clothes.
* KillItWithFire: [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2012/04/18/the-shipping-has-sailed/ The only logical solution]] for Agrias after Ronnie [[ShipTease dreamed they were a couple]].
* KindHeartedCatLover: Ronnie owns several, and takes this trope to new heights [[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/cat-man-dont when explaining to guests how to properly get under the covers without disturbing the cats laying on the bed]], and having a freak-out when one jumps off.
* KlingonScientistsGetNoRespect: [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2011/08/01/the-smartest-klingon/ The Smartest Klingon]]
* TheKrampus: [[spoiler:He serves as Santa Claus's equivalent of M Dude. Santa is slightly better at keeping Krampus under control than Ronnie is with M Dude.]]
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: [[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/porker-futures While Future!Ronnie might just be glancing up in anger while Past!Ronnie is looking down in shame, they're still looking directly at each other]].
* LifeEmbellished
* LikeFatherLikeSon: [[spoiler:Ronnie gets a lot of traits from his dad Santa. His rotund figure (and the "magic fat" that comes with it) and a "motivation creature" (Santa's is the Krampus) are the two big ones.]]
* LimitedWardrobe: Ronnie's Hawaiian shirts, thanks to his "magic fat", as explained above.
* LiteralMetaphor: [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2011/01/24/how-to-live-to-eat-by-ronnie/ Which was proven wrong.]]
* LoserProtagonist: Not quite at Al Bundy levels, but close.
* LovableNerd: Ronnie (for varying values of "lovable").
* MadeMyselfSad: Ronnie, on multiple [[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/the-voices-in-my-dread occasions]].
* MagicCarpet: [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2011/10/03/tragic-carpet-ride/ "Tragic Carpet Ride"]]
* ManChild
* TheManInTheMoon: [[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/faces-of-the-moon Ronnie sees the face on the moon]]... and [[ParanoiaFuel it sees him, too]].
* MesACrowd: [[spoiler:The 2014 Halloween comic reveals that Ronnie unconsciously makes replacements to serve his purposes. Both M-Dude and "Runnie's replace" are such replacements.]]
* MistakenForGay [[http://www.whompcomic.com/comics/2011-02-23-Preconceived-Emotions.jpg "Preconceived Emotions"]]
* MistakenForPedophile: Ronnie sees a girl on a flight playing ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' and asks if [[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/screen-acres she's decided who she'll marry yet]] - suffice to say, [[TalkToTheFist her father didn't approve]].
* MonsterClown: [[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/ups-and-clowns Gunzo the Clown]].
-->'''Gunzo''': When the pigs ask you questions, tell them only lies! I don't want to come after your families... [[ImpliedDeathThreat but I will]].
* MoodSwinger: Ronnie often, as well as [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2011/03/14/i-lovehate-the-nineties/ this girl.]]
** Lampshaded in a strip where Ronnie's mood is paradoxical - if someone points out that he seems happy, he'll ''immediately'' become unhappy because he shouldn't be happy. A later one [[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/too-meeks-notice has him shift between elated and fearful of having so many readers]] before getting DrunkOnMilk.
* NerdGlasses
* NervousWreck: Ronnie is constantly paranoid about what other people think about him, going to great lengths to save himself from embarrassment (although this often backfires and Ronnie ends up humiliated anyway). He's also easily startled by loud noises and tends to get emotionally overwhelmed at extremely trivial shortcomings. Even [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2013/08/23/blame-it-on-the-pain/ thinking about something sad]] will reduce him to a cripplingly-depressed (and [[NakedPeopleAreFunny naked]]) puddle.
* NeverHeardThatOneBefore: "[[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/week-jokes I'm not pregnant. Just fat!]]" That poor lab tech.
* NobodyPoops: [[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/defecation-of-character Agrias thinks so]]. [[spoiler:[[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/guilty-as-discharged As it turns out, she's the only person who doesn't.]]]]
* NoodleImplements: [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2012/06/18/coming-this-downfall/ "Not the bucket!"]]
* NotSoDifferent: Agrias and Ronnie. They share the same love for comics and video games. And while Ronnie is far more socially awkward, Agrias can prove herself quite weird, if not disgusting, too. She gets to [[FridgeHorror realize]] this in [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2011/01/17/gone-with-the-rent-part-5/ this strip]].
** Ronnie and [[spoiler:his father, Santa Claus]] too.
* ObliviousToLove: Ronnie [[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/stating-the-oblivious realizes this regarding a girl in high school]].
* OccidentalOtaku: Ronnie, to the point of carrying around his own set of stylish chopsticks that the AltText proclaims no self-respecting Chinese person would ever own.
** He ''does'' have his limits, though - Agrias [[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/death-of-a-salaryman brought him a present from "Glorious Nippon"]]. [[TakeThat Too bad it turned out to be]] [[spoiler: a DVD-copy of ''Film/DragonBallEvolution'']].
--->'''Agrias''': Quit it. [[BlackComedySuicide Quit trying to kill yourself with that DVD]].
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Agrias' real name is Li Ming Chiu, but she goes by her nickname almost exclusively.
* {{Otaku}}
* ParanoiaFuel: [[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/fright-watch Needles starts growling at the dark window]].
* PlatonicLifePartners: Ronnie and his female roommate Agrias.
** On at least one occasion, Ronnie has crossed the line because he confused mundane etiquette and kindness with romantic affection. Agrias wrote him a note to remind him.
* PreviouslyOn: [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2012/03/30/things-got-serious/ This]]
* ProudToBeAGeek
* RetGone: [[spoiler:Krampus does this to the entire UsefulNotes/McDonalds franchise. M Dude convinced him to do it. Fortunately Santa makes him undo it.]]
* RuleOfFunny: Sometimes physics will be defied [[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/arms-grace just for the sake of a joke]].
* RuleOfThree: Ronnie runs away in tears 3 times [[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/within-earshock because of Agrias]] talking to Mei - first she mentioned that he was getting too heavy, then she mentions how he's overly-sensitive... then just because she looks at him.
* SelfDeprecation: Practically Ronnie's [[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/downton-ronnie defining trait]].
* SignsOfDisrepair: When Ronnie is on a diet, he walks by [=McDonald's=] and sees an employee putting up a banner advertising "Free [=McNuggets=]", causing him to run away in tears because he can't have any. When the employee finishes putting up the banner, we see that it actually says "''Fat'' Free [=McNuggets=]", and the employee starts desperately calling after Ronnie, saying that they created them specifically for him because of his diet.
* SliceOfLife
* ShoutOut: To ''Terminator 2'' in [[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/fatty-dipping this strip]]. Ronnie gets M-Dude to immerse him in liquid chocolate, and just as he sinks out of sight, he pops a thumbs up.
** The AltText for [[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/hot-confessions this one]] references ''{{Film/Hook}}''.
--->'''Secret Words''': I'm gonna chug this cocoa, Aggy. Don't try to stop me Aggy. Don't you ''dare'' try to stop me Aggy. Try to stop me, Aggy...
* SurpriseCreepy: The comic tends to take sudden unsettling turns.
* TastesLikeFeet: A sandwich made with [[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/dread-over-heels just the heels of a loaf of bread]] tastes like "leprosy elbows" to Ronnie.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Ronnie's Chicken [=McNuggets=] - even the employees at his local branch [[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/reservations-about-breaking-reservations go above and beyond because of it]].
** Or "chikky nuggz", as his donate button refers to them.
* [[UglyGuyHotWife Ugly Guy Hot Girlfriend:]] Ronnie and Mei.
-->'''Agrias''': [[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/its-hip-to-be-square I set you up with my friend Mei]]. [[LampshadeHanging She's into fat white guys, so you've already got this in the bag]].
** [[spoiler: And now she's [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2012/09/10/alone-in-the-park/ dumped him]]. For someone [[UpToEleven even fatter and more pathetic]]. It seems she has a type and she sticks to it.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: M-Dude, big time.
** Ronnie claims [[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/tsunny-disposition to have a date with one]], but he might be a bit optimistic.
* UnfortunateNames: Professor Manny - [[http://www.whompcomic.com/comic/a-prose-by-any-other-name his first name sounds like]] "[[ABoyNamedSue Mandy]]". Also, [[spoiler: his last name is "Fartsmouth"]].
* VorpalPillow: [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2011/04/25/fight-for-your-right-to-slumber-party/ "Fight For Your Right To (Slumber) Party"]] - apparently Ronnie learned it from M-Dude.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Ronnie keeps a Sailor Moon outfit for purely nerdy reasons, along with a [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2013/09/04/a-panty-saved-is-a-panty-earned/ few purchases for financial reasons]].
* XanatosGambit: [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2014/07/04/murdering-with-kindness/ M Dude employs a small one]].
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]: Mei's hair is violet [[MulticoloredHair with a streak of pink.]]
* YourHeadASplode: [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2012/01/25/cookie-ronster/ "Cookie Ronster"]]
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