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YMMV: Girls with Slingshots
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: All the the early strips with the Unresolved Sexual Tension between Hazel and Zach and when finally They Do come off as this, knowing how their relationship is going to turn out.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Angel's belief that lesbians cannot give each other ST Ds, cue the first documented AIDS transmission from woman to woman.
  • Ho Yay: Jamie and...pretty much everyone female.
  • Jerk Sue : The author probably aims at Jerk with a Heart of Gold, but Hazel has progressively more and more of Jerk traits, and little to no Heart at all. Her relationship is based - on her part - solely on sex, she constantly fails to offer any support, feeling or pretty much anything to her friends and boyfriend other than the sight of her being drunk. And still she has all these people who care for her, the perfect Wish Fulfillment boyfriend and happy coincidences to help her pull through. As the comic progresses, the number of times other characters say out loud how they are friends and care for her increases greatly, too.
    • It gets a little better when her jerk attitude causes Zach to end his relationship with her, but the Sue end takes another spin through the revolving door when she gets a phone call out of nowhere offering her a book deal.
    • Jamie stumbles into that territory quite often too. It's just not as noticable, because of all the adorable bubbliness and because the jerkishness usually goes against Hazel, which seems to be acceptable.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Candy crosses this when she attempts to sabotage Jameson and Maureen's wedding.
  • Unintentionally Sympathetic:
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic: Hazel as mentioned at Jerk Sue above, Corsetto has said that she deliberately writes her as a flawed character to make her more believable, however many times this crosses into Hazel being downright unlikable.
  • The Woobie: Thea is heading toward this territory. Loses her job: check. Sister has cancer: check. Girl she's taken with uses her for sex and exposes her to an STD: check. Yup, we've got ourselves a woobie.
    • She has a chalk board tally of girls she has turned straight.
    • Things are turning around, though — she had a Genki Girl almost literally fall into her lap and things have only been better from there.


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